Dublin Event Guide 418: Garden Squares Day, IFI Open Day, Pedal in Phoenix Park, Gravitation, International Yoga Day

June 20th, 2015
DEG Dublin Event Guide (for free events)

No. 418 | 19 June 2015

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Hi all!

I got this week’s Dublin Event Guide completed a little earlier, but not enough to make a difference. Nevertheless, I celebrate all successes (I have to! ;-) ) and use that improvements and build on it for next week.

No long intro today, just getting the e-mail out to you!!!!

Have a great weekend!

There are two areas the Dublin Event Guide needs your help with: Your donations help paying the bills for sending the Dublin Event Guide every week, so please help if you can. Just 1 Euro per month (12 Euro per year) would be great. Not very many subscribers are prepared to or able to help, so please don’t rely on others! Last week, for example, not a single person did give any donation. :-(

And without you spreading the word we would have never reached 23,000 subscribers and 58,000 Facebook Likes. But it is just the start!! The goal is 50,000 subscribers and 100,000 Facebook Likes! Big goals, I know, but I believe we can achieve it! Imagine if everyone just got ONE additional person to subscribe to the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events). That would be an immediate increase by a few thousand subscribers. Would be super!!!! Can you help?

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Here is the explanation regarding donations: To send the Dublin Event Guide and for domain names and for web hosting, I have a monthly bill of EUR 190 to cover. This is not for me, but all that money goes directly to external service providers. I am working approx. 35 hours on the Dublin Event Guide every week and don’t make any cent, that’s why I ask you to help with the cost if you can. If you can spare EUR 1 per month (that’s just 25 cent per edition!!) please donate EUR 12 for the year (or more if you can …or even less if you can’t). You can make your donation at www.perfectresults.info/donate.htm using Paypal or CreditCard or send me a mail dublineventguide@gmail.com and I can suggest other ways. I am also looking for some corporate sponsors as well, if you know someone, send them my way. :-)

And please help spreading the word about the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events). Your friends can easily subscribe at www.dublineventguide.com and they will get a weekly e-mail magazine with all the free events in Dublin if they subscribe. They don’t have to pay a cent (but donations are very welcome!) for that and their e-mail address is completely safe with me! More than 23,000 people receive the Dublin Event Guide every week and we are more than 58,000 people at the Dublin Event Guide Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/DublinEventGuide Check it out and click on LIKE when you are there.

And this is a great opportunity to help the Dublin Event Guide for absolutely no cost to you:

Without putting your hand in your pocket (for the Dublin Event Guide) at all you can help by ALWAYS using the ad links in the Dublin News Section and the ads in the Dublin Event Guides when you buy/order goods. If you buy goods immediately (in the same session) after clicking on a link/ad that you find in this e-zine/newsletter (Groupon, LivingSocial, Amazon, Book Depository, LastMinute etc), you help the Dublin Event Guide everytime. This is how it works: The company you buy from (Groupon, Amazon, LivingSocial, Book Depository etc) registers that you came to them via a link from the Dublin Event Guide and they show their appreciation by giving a small commission (5-8%) to the Dublin Event Guide. This might only be 30 cent a go, but if you did that for all online purchases and if lots of people used it, then it could make a big dent into the EUR 190 needed. Use these links as often as possible it doesn’t cost you a cent and you help big time!

Have an event-full weekend and week,

–Joerg

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Feel good slot

The “Feel Good Slot” at this place in the Dublin Event Guide is to share some inspirational, motivational or thought provoking quotes, stories or video clips. You wonder why I added this section to this e-mail magazine? If your week was great, you might not need it, but most of us had some challenging moments in the last week and there could be more in the coming week and this section is for the people that want to overcome the hurdles, achieve more and remember that despite all, life is great!

Today’s feel good slot is a little girl doing her thing: Audrey Nethery is a cute 6 year old from Louisville, Kentucky in the USA. Her parents posted some videos of her on YouTube and especially her Zumba videos became quite popular. The Feel Good Slot this week brings you a video clip where Audrey sings Talor Swift’s “You Belong With Me”: www.youtube.com/watch?v=ro20cQI_axU

Audrey is just an adorable child, but there is more to the story: She has “Diamond-Blackfan anemia”, a rare blood disorder. People with Diamond Blackfan anemia “have an increased risk of several serious complications related to their malfunctioning bone marrow. They have a higher-than-average chance of developing myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), which is a disorder in which immature blood cells fail to develop normally.

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Support

This part is important to “keep the show on the road”:

To cover the cost for the Dublin Event Guide I need your help and every week generous and nice Dublin Event Guide readers help with a donation.

Last week Signe Kristina K, Gerard B, Niamh D, Miguel N and Mieke H were the wonderful people supporting the Dublin Event Guide with a donation. Thanks a lot! Please keep in mind that without donations there won’t be a Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events): Your donation will ensure that the Dublin Event Guide will continue arriving in your Inbox every week and every donation will benefit EVERY Dublin Event Guide reader!

The cost for sending the weekly newsletter is approx. EUR 190 per month and a donation from you of just EUR 12 per year will ensure that I will be able to pay the bills.
Has the Dublin Event Guide helped you to find events that you otherwise wouldn’t have known about, or have you saved money by finding great free events? Then go to here and give something back!

I appreciate ANY help: EUR 12 would be great (that’s just 25 cent per week!), but even if it is just the price of 2 pints it will help.

You can donate online by following this link to the PayPal&CreditCard donation page. If you want to transfer your donation directly to my account, just send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com and I will send you the details.

In the last 12 months the following wonderful people have sponsored this Dublin Event Guide:
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EventbriteThe main sponsor is Eventbrite and their support is hugely appreciated! Eventbrite enables people all over the world to plan, promote, and sell out any event, and has sold over 200 million tickets and registrations worldwide, totalling more than $3 billion in gross ticket sales. Eventbrite is free for free events. The online event registration service makes it easy for everyone to discover events, and to share the events they are attending with the people they know. In this way, Eventbrite brings communities together by encouraging people to connect through live experiences.

All events listed in this Event Guide are free of any admission charges (or at least appear to be free) unless otherwise stated. I try to find confirmation in all cases and do my best to double-check the information. However errors can happen and therefore no promise for correctness can be given.

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Joergs Picks

This section is intended to provide some help in picking and choosing from the huge number of events by sharing with you what I will/might or would do. This is not a “best of…” list and if an event is not listed here, it by no means implies that the event is not interesting. Instead my “picks” are just based on my personal preferences. All events mentioned here are described in detail further down.

This week, I recommend the IFI Open Day and the Garden Squares Day on Saturday and also the Pedal in Phoenix Park event. On Sunday the Irish Cargo Bike Championship will take place in Phoenix Park and there are also some International Yoga Day events. You will find me in Phoenix Park on Sunday.

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Competitions

Obeo Food Waste Box Competition – Get into the recycling habit this summer

Fed up with your smelly brown bin? Then this invention might just be what you need.

The Obeo food waste box is the cleanest, easiest way to deal with food waste. It’s a compostable little box you keep on the kitchen counter, fill up over a few days then throw into the brown bin when full and simply start again with a fresh one. It’s water-resistant so it can cope with any wet or sticky food waste you throw in it. So wave bye bye to bin juice. And the great thing is there’s absolutely no smell.

Using your brown bin can save you money on waste charges AND it will help the environment. So if you haven’t started using it yet let Obeo look after the downsides of the brown bin.

Obeo gave you the chance to win a 6 month supply of their food waste boxes (worth EUR 40) so that should keep you recycling well past the smelly bin season. And the lucky winner was Caroline Martin! Congratulations!

In addition Obeo is offering Dublin Event Guide readers a special discount on their online shop www.weareobeo.com/obeo-shop. Just enter the code dubevent15 to get up to 25% off Obeo.

Promote your product or event through a competition!

If you want to reach more than 23,000 people with a product promotion or an event promotion for a non-free event, contact me on dublineventguide@gmail.com and we can discuss the options. You provide the prize for the competition and the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) runs the competition for you. It couldn’t be simpler.

And if you want me to use/test a product you are selling and then share my assessment here in the Dublin Event Guide, we can talk about that too. I like testing out gear. ;-) [Currently I am looking to buy a high spec Android mobile phone and an action camera and would happily “test drive” some candidates.]

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Do you enjoy free events? Does it help you to find out about all these free events simply in one e-mail magazine or on one website? Does the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) deliver all this for you and maybe even more? In that case, you probably also would want it to continue forever, right?

To achieve that some money is needed. Donations are a great help, but not everyone feels they can donate at the moment. So here is the solution: If you could help with a donation without having to pay a cent from your own money wouldn’t that be cool? You can!!

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College Green traffic impact from Monday

The Luas works at College Green will bring “considerable and unavoidable disruption” to College Green from Monday according to the National Transport Authorit. This is probably PR speak for “mayhem. If you sometimes drive along Dame Street to get onto Westmoreland Street, don’t do it anymore or at least read the announcement here.

Dublin Pride Festival

The Dublin LGBTQ Pride Festival started on 19 June and will run until Sunday 28 June. There are lots of varied events and some are mentioned in this Dublin Event Guide. For the full events list go to www.dublinpride.ie/events/

The most public event of the festival is the Dublin Pride Parade next Sunday (28 June) and all details will be in the events list next week.

Dublin City Traffic Plan – Your opinions required!

The Dublin City Traffic Plan will have significant impact on life and transport in Dublin and you should inform yourself about it, because it will change our city for generations.

Everybody is explicitly invited to submit their opinions via the consultation website here, before 16 July at 17:00!

The Irish Times describes the planned changes here.

Opportunities

The former “Opportunities” section is now Eventbrite’s section to highlight some of the events they – as the main sponsor of the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) – would particularly like to bring to your attention. Many events listed here will be free, but there will be a non-free event in the list as well and they will be marked as non-free. All information is supplied by Eventbrite.

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CHOCOLATE FACTORY COLLECTION: FURNITURE & INTERIORS EXHIBITION – ENTIRE WEEKEND
The Chocolate Factory opens its doors for the first time this weekend since its significant renovation. It is a space that welcomes all people from designers, artists, architects and other amazing enterprises. Don’t miss the first pop up show and exhibition, which is going on in the first floor. You will find the Chocolate Factory on King’s Inns Street. Admission is free.
Tickets are not absolutely needed, but information is here.

THE ITALIAN JOB DUBLIN- THE TECHNO ALTERNATIVE – THIS SATURDAY
Turk’s Heads is the host of The Italian Job Dublin this Saturday night. DJs, dancers and discounted drinks will all be available for all Techno Lovers upon arrival.
Doors open from 22:00 and tickets are EUR 6 and EUR 8 here.

IDEALISTS THAT CHANGED THE WORLD- THIS SATURDAY
Throughout history individuals have defined and changed the path for many. New Acropolis Ireland ethos is to remember the people that have shaped history and humankind forever. This weekend they will discuss the revolutionary civil rights activist Dr. Martin Luther King Jnr. and Mahatma Gandhi.
Get your free ticket here. The event starts at 15:00.

And in the meantime you can find more events at www.eventbrite.ie or download the Eventbrite app to find events around you.

Exhibitions

Based on your feedback, I have decided to do the following with the Exhibition section in this newsletter from now on: I will provide you with a link to a near-comprehensive listing of exhibitions provided by www.visualartists.ie . For me to list all exhibitions would only be doubling their good work and would be an inefficient use of my resources. The link is www.visualartists.ie/category/listings/dublin/

On top of that I will every now and then include here a small selection of exhibitions that either are not mentioned in the Visual Artist listing or are note-worthy to be mentioned separately.

Boundless

25 June – 04 July

Fashion Fair, Drury Street, Dublin 2

A clash of culture, a mix of styles! Picture This! are bringing Boundless Brooklyn to Dublin.

15 top New York artists display alongside 15 of Ireland’s top talents in a mix of styles and a celebration of creativity from both sides of the Atlantic. 30 illustrated New York water towers create the bridge between the New York and Irish art scene.

The launch of the exhibition is on Thursday at 19:00.
www.facebook.com/events/398364460359023/

Riddle of the Burial Grounds

11 June – 01 Aug – 11:00-18:00 (Closed on Sundays and Bank Holidays)

Project Arts Centre, 39 East Essex Street Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Nuclear burial grounds (salt mines and other underground spaces that contain nuclear waste) are marked with signs today to warn about the dangers coming from them. But Plutonium, one of the nuclear waste products has a half-life of 24,000 years and maybe we can assume that it is gone after 10 half-times, which is 240,000 years!!

Now compare the wall paintings we find in caves or hieroglyphics with our ways of express information today. How can we ensure that even in 240,000 years the people living then will understand our warning signs and continue to protect and look after these nuclear burial grounds?

“Riddle of the Burial Ground” attempts to imagine a time in which language, signs and forms will be beyond our current comprehension and the 16 artists involved in this exhibition expressed this through sculpture, film, photography, documentary, fiction, science-fiction, history, landscapes and imagined futures.

Admission is free.

projectartscentre.ie/event/riddle-burial-grounds/

Industria Architecture Exhibition

24-28 June (Launch at 18:30 on Wednesday)

Chocolate Factory, King’s Inn, Dublin 2

Industria is the culmination of a yearlong project by DIT’s final year architecture students. Over the course of the year and in conjunction with IDA Ireland, the modern workplace has been reimagined.

Designs located on sites across Waterford city include a vertical brewery, a hotel adapted for use as an apiary, a river water treatment plant and a drone testing facility. Drop in and explore the diverse range of beautiful drawings, models and imagination on show, you never know what you might find.

Admission is free. For more information visit www.industria15.tumblr.com

Saturday 20 Jun

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Car Boot Sales – Tallaght

08:00 – 12:00, Sat 20 Jun

Tallaght Stadium, Whitestown Way, Tallaght, Co. Dublin

A weekly car boot sale, one of less than a handful that is still reliably taking place, has up to 200 cars/sellers. The stadium is just a few minutes walk from the Red LUAS line stop and numerous bus stops. For traders the Car Boot Sale opens at 06:30 for buyers from 08:00. If you are interested in selling, check the details and register on their website.

www.irishcarboot.ie/

Malahide Car Boot Sale

09:00 – 13:00, Sat 20 Jun

Malahide Rugby Club, Estuary Road, Malahide, Co. Dublin

The Malahide Car Boot Sale is running every Saturday at the Malahide Rugby Club. Admission is free for buyers.

www.facebook.com/MalahideCarBoot

Honest2Goodness Food Market

09:30 – 16:00, Sat 20 Jun

Honest2goodness, 136 Slaney Close, Dublin Industrial Estate, Glasnevin, Dublin 11

The weekly Honest2goodness food market in Glasnevin has fresh meat, vegetables, fish, baked goods, and wines. It is open from 09:30-16:00. It is behind Lidl in the Industrial Estate just after the Glasnevin Cemetary coming from the City Centre.

www.honest2goodness.ie

Malahide Park Run (free)

09:30, Sat 20 Jun

Malahide Park, Dublin Road, Malahide, Co. Dublin

Parkrun Ireland is organising free weekly runs in parks. It is a timed run over 5km and participation is completely free, but registration before your first parkrun is required.

www.parkrun.ie/malahide/

SuperNatural Food Market

09:30 – 15:30, Sat 20 Jun

St. Andrews Resource Centre, 114 Pearse Street, Dublin 2

The SuperNatural Food Market is taking place every Saturday from 09:30-15:30 in St. Andrews Resource Centre in Pearse Street, Dublin 2.

www.supernatural.ie

The Green Door Market

09:30 – 16:00, Sat 20 Jun

18 Newmarket, Dublin 8

The Green Door Market is a new indoor food/Farmer’s Market that takes place just a few doors down from the Dublin Food Co-op at Newmarket in Dublin 8. Admission is free.

Opening hours are Thu-Fri 12:00-19:00 and Sat 09:30-16:00.

www.facebook.com/thegreendoordublin

Belgard Weekend Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 20 Jun

Belgard Road, Dublin 24

The Belgard Weekend Market is an indoor market with stalls with handcraft (incl. designer jewellery, aran jumpers and wool, christening robes and shawls, cards and cross stitch), household items, bric and brac, furniture, flowers, make-up, clothes, shoes, showers, upholstery, toys, kitchens, cafe, army memorabilia, collectors items, sweets, handbags books, blinds, party shop, tools and more.

It is open every Saturday and Sunday and is located in the Glen Abbey complex (opposite Jacobs) on Belgard Road.

www.facebook.com/belgardmarket

Drumcondra Village Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 20 Jun

Arts and Business Campus, 40 Drumcondra Road Lower

The Drumcondra Village Market is an arts and crafts fair in the centre of Drumcondra. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/DrumcondraVillageMarket

Dublin Garden Squares Day 2015

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 20 Jun

Dublin (various locations)

The Dublin Civic Trust invites you to enjoy Dublin’s Garden Squares on a day of activities at Merrion Square, Fitzwilliam Square, Mountjoy Square, Parnell Square and St. Stephen’s Green. There will be walking tours, art and nature workshops, Victorian games and music performances. All events are free.

The whole list of approx. 40 (!!!) events can be found here: www.dublincivictrust.ie/_webgears/_filescontent/1434125829.pdf

www.dublincivictrust.ie/news-entry.php?title=dublin-garden-squares-day-2015&post=1434125433

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 20 Jun

Jamestown Market, 90 Jamestown Road, Inchicore, Dublin 8

Jamestown Flea Market + Car Boot Sale takes place every Sat+Sun from 10:00-17:00. You can reach it from Tyrconnell Road and from Kylemore Road and it is within 3 min from Black Horse stop on the red Luas line. There is free parking.

www.jamestownmarket.com/

Merchants Market

10:00 – 16:30, Sat 20 Jun

Merchants Yard, East Wall Road, Dublin 3

The Merchants Market on East Wall Road is a weekly indoors flea market on Saturdays and Sundays with more than 80 stalls in a big industrial hall. It is just a few minutes walk away from the Point Theatre/O2 (walk in the direction of the Port Tunnel).

After a management change last year, it is not clear how many active stalls/sellers are currently still there and the market could do with some sprucing up and weeding out, but some people still find what they are looking for.

www.facebook.com/MerchantsMarket

Mexican Tall Ship “The Cuauhtémoc” in Dublin – Open to visit

10:00 – 19:00, Sat 20 Jun

Sir John Rogerson’s Quay, Dublin 2

The Mexican Tallship “The Cuauhtémoc” will be in Dublin for five days and you are invited to visit the ship while it is at Sir Rogerson’s Quay. The ship is a sail training vessel of the Mexican Army and it was built in 1982 in Bilbao, Spain. The Cuauhtémoc was in Dublin before, so some of you might recognise it again: In 2012 the ship was here as part of the Tall Ship Races and at that time 23,000 visitors came on board during the Dublin visit.

Opening hours are Thursday-Saturday 10:00-19:00 and on Sunday 10:00-15:00.

embamex.sre.gob.mx/irlanda/

Saturday Market Dalkey

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 20 Jun

Tramyard, Dalkey, Co. Dublin

A new weekly Farmer’s Market is starting in Dalkey this week with over 20 vendors selling a wide variety of foods and an eclectic selection of arts and crafts. Admission is free.

Temple Bar Markets

10:00 – 16:30, Sat 20 Jun

Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

The Temple Bar Markets (Food Market on Meeting House Square, Book Market on Temple Bar Square and the Designer Mart near Cow’s Lane) are taking place every Saturday from 10:00-16:30.

www.templebar.ie

Dublin Garden Squares Day: Tour of Natural History

10:30 – 13:00, Sat 20 Jun

National Museum, Merrion Street (Natural History), Dublin 2

Join zoologist Geraldine Breen on Dublin Garden Squares Day and discover the history of the Natural History.

Admission is free and no booking required. The tour is suited from Age 10 and it will happen twice: at 10:30-11:15 and at 12:00-12:45.

www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx?eventID=4671

Blackrock Market

11:00 – 17:30, Sat 20 Jun

Blackrock Market, 19 Main Street, Blackrock, Co. Dublin

At the Blackrock Market in the centre of Blackrock, you’ll find 50 stalls selling collectibles, antiques, handmade goods, books, food & there’s free popcorn, ballons & facepainting for the kids.
Open on Saturdays and Bank Holidays: 11:00-17:30, and Sundays: 12:00-17:30.

www.blackrockmarket.com/

Children’s Event – Pond dipping

11:00, Sat 20 Jun

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

At this event for children from Age 8, they will explore the weird and wonderful diversity of insects and mini beasts living in and around the pond at the Botanic Gardens.

Admission is free, but booking is required (01 857 0909). Meet at the Visitor Centre. The event is organised with the Dublin Naturalists’ Field Club

www.botanicgardens.ie/news/events.htm

E Day – Spanish Language Festival

11:00 – 16:00, Sat 20 Jun

Instituto Cervantes, Lincoln House, Lincoln Place (near National Gallery), Dublin 2

“E Day” is the Spanish Language Fiesta for everybody who speaks or learns/wants to learn Spanish.

The Instituto Cervantes Centres worldwide open their doors on this day and invite to a cultural programme full of activities for everyone.

E Day in Dublin runs from 11:00-16:00 and there will be face painting, a crafts workshop for children, a Flamenco workshop/show, a guided tour to the exhibition ‘Roots in the wind’, a food fair, a cookery competition, a quiz and there will also be free Spanish lessons and a book bazaar. The full programme is on the website below.

Admission is free.

dublin.cervantes.es/FichasCultura/Ficha101488_16_2.htm

IFI Open Day

11:00, Sat 20 Jun

Irish Film Institute, 6 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

The IFI Open Day is back. There will be 15 film screenings including Back to the Future, Jaws & Monty Python’s Life Of Brian, three sneak previews, behind-the-scenes tours, membership discounts and children’s workshops.

Admission is free and the free tickets will be available from the ticket desk from 11:00 (max 4 tickets per person). No pre-booking is possible. Expect very long queues, this is a hugely popular event! On Facebook more than 2000 people have declared their intention to come to the Open Day.

www.ifi.ie/openday

Outdoor Yoga Class – Stephen’s Green

11:00, Sat 20 Jun

St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2

Every Saturday (until 28 August) the Yoga Hub will run an Outdoor Yoga Class in St. Stephen’s Green near the bandstand.

Each class is donation based and the money you donate (each and every Euro!) will go directly to a different charity every week.

No booking required. Bring your own mat or towel. (If it rains, the bandstand will be used.)

www.facebook.com/events/1570921946506107/

Terenure Village Market

11:00 – 16:00, Sat 20 Jun

Bushy Park, Tempelogue Road, Terenure, Dublin 6W

The Terenure Village Market has moved to Bushy Park and is from now on a weekly market.

The market has now grown to 40 stalls offering a whole variety of foods and crafts.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/terenurevillagemarket

The Chocolate Factory Collection – Exhibition & Workshops

11:00 – 16:00, Sat 20 Jun

Chocolate Factory, 26 King’s Inn Street, Dublin 1

The Chocolate Factory will host a weekend-long (19-21 June) furniture and interiors exhibition and pop-up shop showcasing the work of some of the in-house designers along with invited guests. The whole weekend event is free and along with the opportunity to browse the exhibition and purchase directly from the makers, there will be drop-in family friendly workshops and a chance to hear from the exhibiting designers in a series of short pop-up talks.

On Saturday and Sunday from 11:00-16:00 there will be a Design Lab (12:00-15:00) with drop-in design activities for families of all ages, Design Talks at 12:00, 14:00 and 15:00 and you can see the exhibition.

www.facebook.com/events/1656098791268263/

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Sat 20 Jun

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

The National Gallery has an extensive programme of free talks, public tours and Art Documentary screenings focusing on highlights of the European and Irish Collection every day of the week. Check their website for details.

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Ha’penny Flea Market

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 20 Jun

Grand Social, 35 Lower Liffey Street (near Ha’Penny Bridge), Dublin 1

The weekly Ha’penny Flea Market is an indoor market in the Grand Social Pub, which offers vintage Men and Women’s clothing, contemporary crafts, books, DVDs, vinyl records, vintage and handmade jewellery, vintage hair styles, art, photography and much more. Grand Social’s Bar and Gourmet Coffee options are available.

www.thegrandsocial.ie/

HOME\SICK – Science Gallery Exhibition

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 20 Jun

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

The Science Gallery exhibition “HOME\SICK – Post-Domestic Bliss” looks at the Home and asks what “Home” really is and also how it could be improved. The word means something different to everyone, but how will the future of technology and design, communities, families, resources, and nations change the nature of what we define as ‘home’?

HOME\SICK is the summer exhibition of the Science Gallery, which usually is the exhibition that is the most accessible and understandable for all ages and that goal was achieved again. It is not the Science Gallery’s best exhibition, but it is still definitely worth a visit.

The exhibition will run from 01 May until 19 July and is open from Tuesday-Sunday (Tues-Fri: 12:00-20:00, Sat+Sun 12:00-18:00). Admission is free.

dublin.sciencegallery.com/

Mural Painting – World Refugee Day

12:00, Sat 20 Jun

Dalymount Park, Phibsboro, Dublin 7

Come to the Bohemian Footbull Club and be part of a collective that will paint a mural to mark World Refugee Day. Bring your friends and family and enjoy some food, music and some painting. All are welcome to help out with the mural, designed by Marley Cahill.

Members of Bohemian FC will tell you about the history of the stadium grounds and the Club, which has a strong anti-racism stance and was host to Bob Marley’s last Irish gig in 1980.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/791019527661065/

Summer Fete Skerries

12:00 – 16:00, Sat 20 Jun

Scouts Den Community Centre, Skerries, Co. Dublin

A Summer Fete organised by Holmpatrick Church and Holmpatrick National School takes place in Skerries. There will be the St Patrick’s Brass and Reed Band, Balbriggan and you will find Barbecue, Books & DVDs, Funfair Kids Games, Face Painting, Jewellery Stall, Bottle Stall, Plants, Tea & Coffee & Home Baking, Crafts, Bric-a-brac, a Photography Exhibition and a big Raffle.

All details can be found on the Facebook Page below.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/SummerFeteSkerries

Sun Show – Astronomy Ireland

12:00 – 13:00, Sat 20 Jun

Astronomy Ireland, Unit H4 Centrepoint, Rosemount Business Park, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15

Astronomy Ireland is inviting to a SunShow, to show you our nearest and often overlooked neighbouring star. You will hopefully see sunspots if available.

For more information check the website below. Admission is free and the event will take place independent from the weather conditions.

www.astronomy.ie/sunshowjune2015.php

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Sat 20 Jun

Irish Film Institute, 6 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Archive at Lunchtime screenings take place Saturdays (Double Bill), Mondays and Wednesdays. The programme is changing weekly now (instead of monthly as in the past). To find out what film(s) will be screened go to www.ifi.ie/whatson/now-showing-coming-soon/ and look for “Archive at Lunchtime” on the right. Admission is free.

www.ifi.ie/

Gravitation 2015 – Boards, Bikes, Blades, Beats

13:00 – 17:00, Sat 20 Jun

dlr Leisure Services, Monkstown Avenue, Monkstown, Co. Dublin

Gravitation 2015 will showcase urban culture and the huge selection of alternative sports: the power and skill of skateboarding, BMX displays and the speed and agility of expert bladers, in the Skate Park in Monkstown, accompanied by hip hop beats.

Admission to the skate park will be free and you are welcome to join in, but you have to bring your own helmet! Experts will show tips and tricks.

The lineup of expert performers will include Rollerbladers Albert Hooi, Graeme Pollard and Conor Manweiler with Skateboarders Darragh Forrester, Gav Coughlan and Anto Thornberry. Park and Street riders Martin Fagan who’s favourite trick is 720 and Corey Dempsey who’s favourite trick is Barspins and Park rider Stephen Quinn who’s favourite trick is toboggan.

www.dlrevents.ie/gravitation15.html

Pedal in Phoenix Park

13:00 – 17:00, Sat 20 Jun

Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

Part of the Bike Week, which will come to an end on Sunday is “Pedal in Phoenix Park”.

The event takes place for the 6th year, but the organisers are not very forthcoming with details. The Facebook Page doesn’t know that event yet despite promises on the Bike Week website, but at least that website tells us that there will be a “tented village with food stalls, bike checks, bike rides, stunt bikes, bike polo, bike treasure hunt, kids Sprocket Rocket cycle training, another ‘Meet the Fawns’ bike tour, great prizes.”

Chesterfield Avenue in the middle of Phoenix Park is blocked for car traffic from the entrance to Aras an Uachterain and that’s where the tents will be lined up along the road. This doesn’t create much of an atmosphere for any type of event and the number of visitors to these Chesterfield events are often very disappointing. Let’s hope that “Pedal in the Park” on Saturday and the “Irish Cargo Bike Championship” on Sunday in the same place will be different.

bikeweek.ie/events/dublin/pedal-phoenix-park

The Wellington Weekender – Market & Gigs

13:00, Sat 20 Jun

Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

The Wellington Weekender is a three day festival in the Workman’s Club starting on Friday 19 June at 17:00 and running until Sunday night.

On Saturday the Workman’s Market will start the day at 13:00. There will also be a Hot Wings Challenge and the Vinyl Countdown will happen in No 9 Bar.

At 20:00 “We Cut Corners” will be on stage in the Main Venue, followed by Resident DJs wqho will play Indie Anthems. On the first floor House & Disco will keep you going.

Admission is free.

theworkmansclub.com/events/the-wellington-weekender/

“My Favourites” – Dublin City Walking Tour

14:00 – 16:00, Sat 20 Jun

Spire, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

“These Are a Few of My Favourite Things” is the title of a Walking Tour that Emily Gallagher will run every Saturday. It will be an Alternative Arts and Culture Trail and she will bring you to “Dublin’s Best Cafes, Bars, Markets, Unusual Stores, Galleries, Theatres, Arts Spaces, and more! And hear some tales you’ve never heard before!”

Meeting point is at the Spire. The tours are free but donations are welcome and booking is required via myfavouritesdublincitywalktour@gmail.com or 085-2725095

www.dublincitywalkingtours.com/

Duke of Wellington – Talk

15:00, Sat 20 Jun

Phoenix Park Visitor Centre, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

A talk about the Duke of Wellington by Dr. Gerard Morgan will take place and admission is free.

www.phoenixpark.ie/newsevents/title,34320,en.html

Family Workshop – National Gallery

15:00 – 16:00, Sat 20 Jun

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

The Family Workshop “King of the Castle” with Frances Coghlan will take place on Saturday and is suitable for Ages 4-10. Please read all explanations on the website below. Admission is free, but places are limited.

nationalgallery.ie/en/whatson/Families/Family_Programme/June_20_Family.aspx

Idealists that Changed the World – Lecture

15:00, Sat 20 Jun

New Acropolis, 43 Lower Rathmines Road, Dublin 6

“Idealists that Changed the World” is a 2-lecture event on Saturday about two historical figures that that significant impact on the world.

The first talk is about Mahatma Gandhi at 15:00 and the second one at 16:15 is about Martin Luther King.

Admission is free.

acropolis.ie/FirstThursdays.php

Marry Me! – Summer Concert

15:30 – 17:00, Sat 20 Jun

CHQ Building, Customs House Quay, Dublin 1

“Marry Me!” is a musical celebration of love at the Dublin G ay Men’s Chorus Annual Summer Concert Extravaganza.

The venue and time is quite unusual for a concert, but that could be a good thing.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/482680668547770/

World Refugee Day

17:00, Sat 20 Jun

George’s Dock, IFSC, Dublin 1

United against Racism is inviting to a show of solidarity with refugees on World Refugee Day. The event takes place at the Famine Memorial just opposite the main IFSC building and before you get to George’s Dock on Custom House Quay.

Find more information on the Facebook Page below. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/103696833304956/

Evening Nature Walk – dlr events

19:00 – 20:30, Sat 20 Jun

Fitzsimons Woord, Kilcross Park, Sandyford, Dublin 18

Come to this family evening walk and stroll around the wood listening and looking out for wildlife. There are many species of wildlife living in the woodland.

The evening walk is a dlr Biodiversity event and will be led by Andrew Fleming (Mouse) from OWLS.

Admission is free, but booking is required via Andrew on 087 3299936. Meet at the main entrance in Kilcross Estate.

www.dlrevents.ie/nature151.html

Hold Up – Gig

20:00, Sat 20 Jun

Harbour Bar, 1 Strand Road, Bray, Co. Wicklow

The Funk/Soul/Pop Band “Hold Up” will perform a free gig on the Harbour Bar.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/hold-up-event

Live in Sin É – Gigs

20:00, Sat 20 Jun

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

Live in Sin É will feature a variety of bands and musicians at this weekly gig night on Saturdays. The event is presented by Super Happy Funtimes. Admission is free and the line-up is can be found on the Facebook Page below.

In short, the line-up is Penrose, Cools Humbug, James Fast.

www.facebook.com/shftimes

Saturday Night Live – The Wine Cave

20:00 – 22:30, Sat 20 Jun

KC Peaches (Wine Cave), 28/29 Nassau St., Dublin 2

This is a weekly Saturday night live music event event downstairs in the Wine Cave of KC Peaches Cafe. Food will be served until 21:30 and wine, minerals & music will be available until later. Admission is free and a donation into a hat at the end of the evening is appreciated.

www.facebook.com/KCPeachesWineCave

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Sat 20 Jun

Stillorgan Orchard, The Hill, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin

The Stillorgan Orchard has live music every Friday and Saturday. Many of the performers are established and very good bands. The upcoming gigs are detailed on the website below. Admission is always free.

www.stillorganorchard.com/live_music.html

The 68s – Gig

21:00, Sat 20 Jun

The Mezz, 24/25 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

The 68s will perform in the Mezz on Saturday and admission is free.

www.facebook.com/mezzdublin

Jaméire – Reggae Gig

22:30, Sat 20 Jun

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Jaméire is a 6-piece Reggae band and admission to their midnight gig is free if you arrive before 22:30 or if you sign up for the guest list.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/midnight-hour-w-jameire/

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Belgard Weekend Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 21 Jun

Belgard Road, Dublin 24

The Belgard Weekend Market is an indoor market with stalls with handcraft (incl. designer jewellery, aran jumpers and wool, christening robes and shawls, cards and cross stitch), household items, bric and brac, furniture, flowers, make-up, clothes, shoes, showers, upholstery, toys, kitchens, cafe, army memorabilia, collectors items, sweets, handbags books, blinds, party shop, tools and more.

It is open every Saturday and Sunday and is located in the Glen Abbey complex (opposite Jacobs) on Belgard Road.

www.facebook.com/belgardmarket

Fitminds – Training with a difference

10:00 – 11:00, Sun 21 Jun

Hampstead Avenue, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

Working towards – a fit mind. Fitminds is a new regular Sunday workshop which brings together the benefits of fitness & Mindfulness training. Move your body first, then meditate… and see how your mind likes it.
Admission is free, but donations are welcome (max EUR 10).

There will be interval training (walk, job, sprint) with varying intensity to accommodate all levels of fitness, followed by meditation. The event is hosted by Backtobasics who are a team of health professionals, personal trainers and wellness practitioners.

Fitminds takes place in the Gym on the Old Hampstead Hospital Grounds on Hampstead Avenue, Glasnevin, Dublin 9, just off Ballymun Road and adjacent to Albert College Park. For questions, ring Peter on 086 217 9917 .

www.facebook.com/events/1591693224415919/

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 21 Jun

Jamestown Market, 90 Jamestown Road, Inchicore, Dublin 8

Jamestown Flea Market + Car Boot Sale takes place every Sat+Sun from 10:00-17:00. You can reach it from Tyrconnell Road and from Kylemore Road and it is within 3 min from Black Horse stop on the red Luas line. There is free parking.

www.jamestownmarket.com

Merchants Market

10:00 – 16:30, Sun 21 Jun

Merchants Yard, East Wall Road, Dublin 3

The Merchants Market on East Wall Road is a weekly indoors flea market on Saturdays and Sundays with more than 80 stalls in a big industrial hall. It is just a few minutes walk away from the Point Theatre/O2 (walk in the direction of the Port Tunnel).

After a management change last year, it is not clear how many active stalls/sellers are currently still there and the market could do with some sprucing up and weeding out, but some people still find what they are looking for.

www.facebook.com/MerchantsMarket

Merrion Square Open Air Gallery

10:00 – 18:30, Sun 21 Jun

Merrion Square, Dublin 2

Every Sunday, the Merrion Square Open Air Art Gallery takes place. Up to 200 artists exhibit their paintings on the railings on three sides (West, North and East) of Merrion Square and you can just enjoy the exhibition or even buy.

www.merrionsquareart.com/

Mexican Tall Ship “The Cuauhtémoc” in Dublin – Open to visit

10:00 – 15:00, Sun 21 Jun

Sir John Rogerson’s Quay, Dublin 2

The Mexican Tallship “The Cuauhtémoc” will be in Dublin for five days until Sunday and you are invited to visit the ship while it is at Sir Rogerson’s Quay. The ship is a sail training vessel of the Mexican Army and it was built in 1982 in Bilbao, Spain. The Cuauhtémoc was in Dublin before, so some of you might recognise it again: In 2012 the ship was here as part of the Tall Ship Races and at that time 23,000 visitors came on board during the Dublin visit.

Opening hours are Saturday 10:00-19:00 and on Sunday 10:00-15:00.

embamex.sre.gob.mx/irlanda/

Brocante Furniture & Vintage Market

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 21 Jun

Dublin Food Co-op, 12 Newmarket Square, Dublin 8

The Brocante Market will take place on Sun. It is a collection of antiques, furniture, vintage jewellery, collectables and curiosities from the past and present, second-hand, refurbished, antique and hand-crafted stuff for your house and garden. If you are an interior designer or just have and eye for style and are looking for a special piece or maybe a bargain then this is the market for you. The market is held every 3rd Sunday of the month.

www.facebook.com/thebrocantemarket

Dun Laoghaire Market

11:00 – 16:00, Sun 21 Jun

People’s Park, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

A weekly market with lots of food, but also many other products (art & crafts, books, etc) takes place every Sunday in the beautiful People’s Park in Dun Laoghaire. It is a very popular market and with around 50 vendors also one of the bigger markets.

www.dlrcoco.ie/aboutus/councildepartments/environment/findit/markets/

Palestrina Choir

11:00, Sun 21 Jun

St. Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, 83 Marlborough Street, Dublin 1

The well known Palestrina Choir sing every Sunday at the mass in St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral. They sing complete masterworks by Mozart, Haydn, Dvorak, Palestrina, de Victoria, usually accompanied by Prof. Gerard Gillen on the organ, who often also plays a solo piece.

www.procathedral.ie/music/this-week

The Chocolate Factory Collection – Exhibition & Workshops

11:00 – 16:00, Sun 21 Jun

Chocolate Factory, 26 King’s Inn Street, Dublin 1

The Chocolate Factory will host a weekend-long (19-21 June) furniture and interiors exhibition and pop-up shop showcasing the work of some of the in-house designers along with invited guests. The whole weekend event is free and along with the opportunity to browse the exhibition and purchase directly from the makers, there will be drop-in family friendly workshops and a chance to hear from the exhibiting designers in a series of short pop-up talks.

On Saturday and Sunday from 11:00-16:00 there will be a Design Lab (12:00-15:00) with drop-in design activities for families of all ages, Design Talks at 12:00, 14:00 and 15:00 and you can see the exhibition.

www.facebook.com/events/1656098791268263/

Yoga in the Garden – International Day of Yoga

11:00 – 12:00, Sun 21 Jun

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

The garden at the back of Dublin Castle and outside the Chester Beatty Library will be the venue for this free Yoga class by the Dublin Iyengar Yoga Institute. Everybody is invited and all levels are accommodated. Bring you rown mat (or a towel).

Admission is free, but registration is required via the Eventbrite website here.

Dublin City Hall – Free Admission

11:30 – 17:00, Sun 21 Jun

City Hall, Dame Street, Dublin 2

Dublin City Hall is waiving the admission charges into their exhibition in the basement on every Sunday in June. The exhibition is entitled “The Story of the Capital” and is definitely worth a visit if you are interested in Dublin! You have four Sundays to give it a go, don’t miss it. (Last admission is at 16:15).

At 12:00 and 15:00 short talks about the City Hall will also take place.

dublincity.ie/dublincityhall

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Sun 21 Jun

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

The National Gallery has an extensive programme of free talks, public tours and Art Documentary screenings focusing on highlights of the European and Irish Collection every day of the week. Check their website for details.

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Blackrock Market

12:00 – 17:30, Sun 21 Jun

Blackrock Market, 19 Main Street, Blackrock, Co. Dublin

At the Blackrock Market in the centre of Blackrock, you’ll find 50 stalls selling collectibles, antiques, handmade goods, books, food & there’s free popcorn, ballons & facepainting for the kids.
Open on Sundays: 12:00-17:30. Open on Saturdays and Bank Holidays: 11:00-17:30.

www.blackrockmarket.com/

Guided Summer Walks – Botanic Gardens

12:00 – 15:30, Sun 21 Jun

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

The National Botanic Garden wants to share the beauty of the gardens with you and invite you for a free guided tour viewing the Herbaceous Borders, Annual Bedding displays, the Rose Garden and more. Every Sunday at 12:00 and at 14:30. (Duration: 1 hr)

www.botanicgardens.ie/news/events.htm

HOME\SICK – Science Gallery Exhibition

12:00 – 18:00, Sun 21 Jun

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

The Science Gallery exhibition “HOME\SICK – Post-Domestic Bliss” looks at the Home and asks what “Home” really is and also how it could be improved. The word means something different to everyone, but how will the future of technology and design, communities, families, resources, and nations change the nature of what we define as ‘home’?

HOME\SICK is the summer exhibition of the Science Gallery, which usually is the exhibition that is the most accessible and understandable for all ages and that goal was achieved again. It is not the Science Gallery’s best exhibition, but it is still definitely worth a visit.

The exhibition will run from 01 May until 19 July and is open from Tuesday-Sunday (Tues-Fri: 12:00-20:00, Sat+Sun 12:00-18:00). Admission is free.

dublin.sciencegallery.com/

Mid-summer Cycle – Skerries

12:00 – 14:00, Sun 21 Jun

Skerries Mills, Skerries, Co. Dublin

A “Mid-summer Madness Cycle” is taking place in Skerries and is suitable for the whole family. It will start at Skerries Mill and will end at Skerries Harbour. Find at details on the website below.

Participation is free.

www.skerriesca.com/category/news/sca/cycling/

Sunday at Noon

12:00 – 13:00, Sun 21 Jun

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

The Sundays at Noon Concert Series continues in the Sculpture Gallery at the Hugh Lane Gallery. This series of free (mainly classical) concerts continues to present the best of Irish and International music and musicians. Concerts run from September to June.

The next concert will feature Disassembler, a piano and electro-acoustic media duo exploring kinetic / acoustic possibilities of music and sound.

www.hughlane.ie/past-sunday-concerts/1358-sundaysnoon-disassembler

Drop-In Drawing Session – Chester Beatty Library

13:00 – 15:00, Sun 21 Jun

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

This is a Drop-in Drawing Session with artist Roxana Manouchehri. You will learn drawing techniques, including line drawing, shading, perspective and decoration during the session.

Admission is free and no booking required. Suitable for ages 13+. Materials are provided but feel free to bring your own sketchbook; dry materials only.

www.cbl.ie/Programme—Events/Events-Schedule.aspx

Irish Cargo Bike Championships

13:00 – 16:30, Sun 21 Jun

Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

The 3rd Irish Cargo Bike Championship will take place on Chesterfield Avenue in Phoenix Park. There will be a variety of Bike Races, Food, Arts & Crafts and more.

Chesterfield Avenue is closed for traffic from the entrance to Aras an Uachterain and I assume the event will be in this closed part.

www.facebook.com/events/1147583221924285/

Support the Dublin Event Guide – Buy your books here!

13:00, Sun 21 Jun

Dublin (various locations)

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The Bernard Shaw Flea

13:00, Sun 21 Jun

The Bernard Shaw, 12 Richmond Street South, Dublin 8

The June Bernard Shaw Flea Market takes place on Sunday. There will be vintage clothes, bric-a-brac, jewellery etc in the “back yard” of the Bernard Shaw pub.. Admission is free.

bodytonicmusic.com/events/the-june-bernard-shaw-flea/

Biodiversity Monitoring Talks

14:00, Sun 21 Jun

Farmleigh House, Castleknock end of Phoenix Park, Dublin 15

Biodiversity Monitoring Talks will take place over three Sundays (14+21+28 June) in the Arkle Room of Farmleigh House.

As many species of pollinators (bees, wasps, etc) continue to decline around the world, the need to monitor them has increased. The pollinators now rely on us to provide them with a healthy habitat and in turn provide us with food and beauty. By learning a few simple steps to help provide a healthy environment, these species can then continue to provide us with useful functions such as pollination.

The talks will cover various interesting aspects of Biodiversity Monitoring in Ireland including species identification, how to set up a monitoring transect & how to increase pollen and nectar sources in you garden.

The event will start with a 25 minute Biodiversity presentation in the Arkle room followed by a 25 minute outdoor exploration to view some species on Farmleigh grounds. (Weather Permitting).

Admission is free and tickets will be distributed on a first come first served basis at the guides reception desk of Farmleigh. For further information contact farmleightours@gmail.com or call 01 815 5914.

www.farmleigh.ie/events/Title,34203,en.html

Dublin Pride Dog Show

14:00, Sun 21 Jun

Fairview Park, Fairview, Dublin 3

The Dublin Pride Dog Show is taking place again in Fairview Park. Admission is free.

dublinpride.ie/events/

Dublin Sketchers – Sunday Meet-up

14:00, Sun 21 Jun

Dublin (various locations)

The “Dublin Sketchers” is an informal group of (hobby) artists who go somewhere different in Dublin every Sunday (e.g. National Museum, Maritime Museum, Dublin Flea Market, Farmleigh, Botanic Gardens, Dublin Castle, Science Gallery, …), sketch for one to two hours and then meet up for coffee afterwards and discuss their sketches.

There are some hugely talented people among them and it is a great idea to meet up with others who have the same hobby. Find out on their website below or on their Facebook Page where they will meet and join them if you do some sketching/drawing yourself. I know that the Dublin Sketchers often use the Dublin Event Guide to find interesting free events and I am delighted to be able to help!

www.dublinsketchers.blogspot.com/

Family Cycle with Games

14:00 – 17:00, Sun 21 Jun

Corkagh Park, Clondalkin, Dublin 22

Come along to this free family cycle event in Corkagh Park, Clondalkin. There will be marked cycle routes for children of all ages and abilities with games and activities on route (treasure hunt, bike slalom etc.), info stands and a chance to use the Cycling Ireland bike track in the park. Free refreshments and goodies will be provided.

Meeting point is beside the cycle track which is located off the Green Isle Road entrance. For full information see www.facebook.com/sdcsp or call 086 0441071

bikeweek.ie/events/dublin/treasure-hunt

International Yoga Day

14:00 – 18:00, Sun 21 Jun

St. Anne’s Park, Raheny, Dublin 5

The International Yoga Day, which was curiously declared as such by the United Nations (never knew that they are keen Yogis!) is taking place this Sunday and around the world there are Yoga related events in that day.

In Dublin the central event is organised by Yoga Therapy Ireland and happens in St. Anne’s Park from 14:00-18:00. The official part is from 14:00-15:00 and from 15:00 there will be a whole range of yoga classes for everybody and they are all free. Bring your own mat.

www.yogatherapyireland.com/internationalYogaDay.html

Stella Bass Jazz Trio

14:00 – 16:00, Sun 21 Jun

Café en Seine, Dawson Street, Dublin 2

Afternoon Jazz in Café en Seine. The Stella Bass Jazz Trio play every Sunday from 14:00-16:00 in Café en Seine in Dawson Street. Admission is free. A video is here www.youtube.com/watch?v=l8aKqtOB5S8

www.stellabass.com

Family Drawing Sundays

14:30 – 16:30, Sun 21 Jun

Royal Hibernian Academy, 15 Ely Place, Dublin 2

Come to the Family Drawing Sundays in the RHA. All children are welcome to use the RHA Art Cart, in the RHA Atrium. Admission is free. For further information, contact Ruth Carroll on 01 6612558 or via ruth@rhagallery.ie

www.rhagallery.ie/html/educate/educate_family.html

Summer Solstice Tour

14:30 – 16:30, Sun 21 Jun

National Museum, Kildare Street (Archaeology), Dublin 2

The summer solstice not only marks the longest day of the year, but is also the time of year when the sun reaches its highest point in the sky.

Join archaeologist Siobhán Rheinisch, to discover the sun’s role in the lives of the people in prehistoric Ireland through a tour of monuments and objects to celebrate the summer solstice.

Admission is free. Meet at the Reception Desk. Booking is not required but places are limited and will be assigned on a first come first served basis.

www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx?eventID=4673

Knock Museum Co. Mayo – National Gallery Lecture

15:00 – 15:45, Sun 21 Jun

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

The next lecture in the series “Exploring Museum Collections Nationwide” will be “Knock Museum, Co. Mayo” with Grace Mulqueen (Knock Museum). Admission is free and no booking required.

nationalgallery.ie/whatson/Talks/Sunday_Talks/June21_Talk.aspx

Museum Tour – National Print Museum

15:00 – 16:30, Sun 21 Jun

National Print Museum, Beggars Bush, Haddington Road, Dublin 4

Unlike the three branches of the National Museum, the National Print Museum is normally not free, but every Sunday there is a free public tour for the next few weeks. Every visit begins with a short audio-visual presentation where the audience can observe active retired printers providing practical demonstrations of machines from the Museum’s collection.

www.nationalprintmuseum.ie/guided-tours.html

The Irish at Waterloo – Talk

15:00 – 16:00, Sun 21 Jun

National Museum, Collins Barracks (Decorative Arts & History), 7 Benburb Street, Dublin 7

Two hundred years ago, in June 1815, the Meath-born Duke of Wellington commanded an army at Waterloo, about one third of whom were reputed to be Irish-born.

Join military historian Dan Harvey (Lieutenant-Colonel in the Irish Defence Forces) when he talks about the significance of this Irish involvement in Wellington’s army.

Admission is free and no booking required, places are allocated on a first-come first served basis 15 minutes before the talk starts. The event is suitable for Adults and Ages 14+.

www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx?eventID=4671

Brian Keary plays Classical Guitar

16:00 – 17:00, Sun 21 Jun

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

Brian Keary is a classically trained guitar player who also has experience of different styles / genres of music ranging from ragtime and folk to baroque and contemporary. He will perform in Sweeney’s (Ground Floor) on Sunday afternoon.

www.sweeneysdublin.ie/gigs.php

Jazz & Tapas Dinner

18:00 – 20:30, Sun 21 Jun

Zaragoza, 18 South William Street, Dublin 2

The next Jazz&Tapas Brunch/Dinner in Zaragoza is this Sunday with Lisa Jameson (vocals) and James Mullen (piano) performing.

www.zaragozadublin.com/

LJJ Band – Cafe en Seine

18:00 – 20:00, Sun 21 Jun

Café en Seine, Dawson Street, Dublin 2

The wedding and party band The LJJ Band play every Sunday evening in Café en Seine. Admission is free.

www.longjohnjumpband.com/

Sweeney’s Dixieland Jazzmen

18:30 – 20:30, Sun 21 Jun

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

The Sweeney’s Dixeland Jazzmen play their weekly gig on the ground floor in Sweeney’s. Admission is free.

www.dublinsessions.ie/sweeneys.html

Jawbone – Acoustic Folk & Blues Night

19:00 – 21:00, Sun 21 Jun

Arthur’s Pub, 28 Thomas Street, Dublin 8

At the Jawbone Gig night in Arthur’s Pub, Acoustic Folk & Blues will be performed every Sunday. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/pages/Jawbone-Dublin-Acoustic-Folk-Blues-Commune/724102984268967

www.facebook.com/ArthursPub

The Song Room – Gig Night

20:00, Sun 21 Jun

Harbour Bar, 1 Strand Road, Bray, Co. Wicklow

The Harbour Bar will the taken over by the Song Room, who are hosting a Gig Night with emerging talents. The line-up is unfortunately not listed on the website.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/the-song-room-presents3

The Wellington Weekender – Market & Gigs

20:00, Sun 21 Jun

Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

The Wellington Weekender is a three day festival in the Workman’s Club starting on Friday 19 June at 17:00 and running until Sunday night.

On Sunday “Darling” will play at 20:00 in the Main Venue and they will be joined by “Staring at Lakes”, “The Dyatonics” and the Workman’s Karaoke Club and DJs will follow.

Admission is free.

theworkmansclub.com/events/the-wellington-weekender/

Apollo Sessions

20:30, Sun 21 Jun

Bleeding Horse, 24 Upper Camden St., Dublin 2

Every Sunday this singer-songwriter night takes place in the Bleeding Horse in Camden St. from 8.30pm. It is an Open mic night and performers can just turn up and put their name on the list for that night.

www.facebook.com/apollosessions

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 00:00, Sun 21 Jun

Stag’s Head (downstairs), Dame Lane, Dublin 2

The Comedy Crunch is a free Stand Up comedy downstairs in Stag’s Head, Dame Lane from 21:00 every week on Sun+Mon. Every week different comedians entertain and on top of that there is some free ice cream. The line-up can be found via the Comedy Crunch Facebook Page (see link below).

www.facebook.com/pages/The-Comedy-Crunch/83791357330

Rhythm Rocker

21:00, Sun 21 Jun

The Globe, 11 South Great George’s Street, Dublin 2

“Rhythm Rocker at The Globe” is a weekly event on Sunday night in The Globe. Admission is free.

The Pavement Kings play Rockabilly from 21:00 and
DJs Popocorn Peete and Little Dakota follow from 23:00-01:30 with a white variety of styles (Rockabilly, Calypso, Soul, Rock ‘n’ Roll, etc).

www.facebook.com/rhythmrocker

Weedway – Gig

21:00, Sun 21 Jun

The Mezz, 24/25 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Weedway are playing a free gig on the Mezz.

www.facebook.com/mezzdublin

Billy Treacy & The Ha’Penny Heads

21:30, Sun 21 Jun

Ha’Penny Bridge Inn, 42 Wellington Quay Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Billy Treacy & The Ha’Penny Heads are playing Ballads, Folk, Trad and Classic Country every Sunday. Featuring Guitar, Mandolin, Fiddle and Banjo.

www.billytreacy.com/

Cool Hand Dukes

22:00, Sun 21 Jun

Porterhouse Central, 45-47 Nassau Street, Dublin 2

Every Sunday (except at Bank Holiday weekends), the Ragtime, Roots and Country Blues Band “Cool Hand Dukes” play in the Porterhouse near Grafton Street.

www.facebook.com/coolhand.dukes.1

Monday 22 Jun

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National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Mon 22 Jun

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

The National Gallery has an extensive programme of free talks, public tours and Art Documentary screenings focusing on highlights of the European and Irish Collection every day of the week. Check their website for details.

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Mon 22 Jun

Irish Film Institute, 6 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Archive at Lunchtime screenings take place Saturdays (Double Bill), Mondays and Wednesdays. The programme is changing weekly now (instead of monthly as in the past). To find out what film(s) will be screened go to www.ifi.ie/whatson/now-showing-coming-soon/ and look for “Archive at Lunchtime” on the right. Admission is free.

www.ifi.ie/

Super Happy Fun Times – Open Mic

19:00, Mon 22 Jun

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

Super Happy Fun Times are running an Open Mic night for Music and Spoken Word every Monday in Sin É.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/shftimes

Back Door Sessions – Open Mic Night

20:00, Mon 22 Jun

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

This is an open mic night with Special Guests every Monday. Arrive, sign in (from 19:00) and play. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/sweeneysbar

Dublin Pride: The Catholic Church, the State and Homophobia

20:00, Mon 22 Jun

St. John Bosco Youth Centre, Davitt Road, Drimnagh, Dublin 12

“Get the church out of our lives – the Catholic Church, the State and Homophobia” will examine the way the Catholic Church still controls aspects of our lives, such as health and education in Ireland on behalf of the State. It will also look at how true equality for LGBTQ people in all aspects can be achieved. Speakers are Madeleine Johannsen and a spokesperson from the Liberation Campaign.

Admission is free.

dublinpride.ie/events/

Song Cycle

20:00, Mon 22 Jun

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Song Cycle is a weekly Singer/Songriter showcase. The line-up is not always easily findable on the Whelan’s website, but admission is always free.

www.whelanslive.com

Al Porter’s Comedy Shed

20:30, Mon 22 Jun

Woolshed Bar & Grill, Parnell Street, Dublin 1

Every Monday the Woolshed Bad hosts “Al Porter’s Comedy Shed”. Admission is free.

www.woolshedbaa.com/dublin/

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 23:00, Mon 22 Jun

Stag’s Head (downstairs), Dame Lane, Dublin 2

The Comedy Crunch is a free Stand Up comedy event every Sunday and Monday. Every week different comedians entertain and on top of good comedy you will get free ice cream. Admission is free. The line-up can be found via the Comedy Crunch Facebook Page (see link below).

www.facebook.com/pages/The-Comedy-Crunch/83791357330

Jazz Jam Session – Grand Social

21:00, Mon 22 Jun

Grand Social, 35 Lower Liffey Street (near Ha’Penny Bridge), Dublin 1

Every Monday a Jazz Jam Session will take place in the Grand Social and you are invited to listen or even to participate. Admission is free for musicians and audience.

Instruments are supplied (drums (no cymbals), double bass, guitar amp, bass amp, PA system) and ideas and themes will be proposed prior to the session to the musicians who join the event on Facebook (see Facebook Page below).

www.facebook.com/pages/Jazz-Jam-Session-at-The-Grand-Social/224553674385198

Loose – Trad Sessions

21:00 – 23:30, Mon 22 Jun

Mother Reillys, 26/28 Upper Rathmines Road, Rathmines, Dublin 6

The 4-piece band Loose Trad are performing every Monday in Mother Reilly’s. www.loosetrad.com/ Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/motherreillysADMIN

Patrick Mahony sings Nostalgia

21:00 – 23:00, Mon 22 Jun

Café en Seine, Dawson Street, Dublin 2

Patrick Mahony sings songs from Nat King Cole, Dean Martin, Matt Monro and many more every Monday in the Cafe en Seine. Admission is free.

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National Print Museum – National Gallery Lecture

10:30 – 11:15, Tue 23 Jun

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

The National Gallery’s series of lectures about Museum Collections Nationwide continues with a lecture about the National Print Museum by Carla Marrinan (National Print Museum).

Admission is free and no booking required.

nationalgallery.ie/whatson/Talks/Tuesday_Talks/June23_talk.aspx

“My Favourites” – Dublin City Walking Tour

11:00 – 13:00, Tue 23 Jun

Spire, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

“These Are a Few of My Favourite Things” is the title of a Walking Tour that Emily Gallagher runs on Tuesdays now as well. It will be an Alternative Arts and Culture Trail and she will bring you to “Dublin’s Best Cafes, Bars, Markets, Unusual Stores, Galleries, Theatres, Arts Spaces, and more! And hear some tales you’ve never heard before!”

Meeting point is at the Spire. The tours are free but donations are welcome and booking is required via myfavouritesdublincitywalktour@gmail.com or 085-2725095

www.dublincitywalkingtours.com/

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Tue 23 Jun

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

The National Gallery has an extensive programme of free talks, public tours and Art Documentary screenings focusing on highlights of the European and Irish Collection every day of the week. Check their website for details.

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Preserving Photographs Worldwide – Lecture

13:00, Tue 23 Jun

Trinity Long Room Hub, Fellows’ Square, Trinity College, Dublin 2

“I’ve Just Seen a Face: Preserving Photographs Worldwide From Benin and Beirut to Bogot” is a lecture by Prof Debra Hess Norris (Chair of the Art Conservation Department at the University of Delaware, and Professor of Photograph Conservation).

“Photographic collections are at-risk worldwide. They are threatened by inadequate environmental conditions, poor management, improper housing and handling, natural and man-made emergencies and inherent instability. This presentation will address the physical and chemical structure of photographic materials, present preservation challenges posed by these materials and share recommendations for their long-term care.”

Admission is free.

www.tcd.ie/trinitylongroomhub/events/details/2015/2015-06-23preserving_photographs.php

The Internet, Warts and All? – Lecture

16:00 – 17:00, Tue 23 Jun

Trinity Long Room Hub, Fellows’ Square, Trinity College, Dublin 2

The lecture “The Internet, Warts and All?” by Dr. Paul Bernal (Lecturer in IT, IP and Media Law, University of East Anglia) looks at what we think of and about the Internet.

“The debate over the right to be forgotten has revealed a lot of illusions about how the Internet works in practice. Many of the objections to that right seem to have been based on beliefs that the Internet is some kind of a perfect historical archive.” Dr Paul Bernal will suggest that until we start to be more realistic about the Internet, until we see the Internet ‘warts and all’, our approaches to regulation and management of the Internet are likely to be misguided or counterproductive.

Admission seems to be free.

adaptcentre.ie/ethics-privacy/internet-warts-and-all/

Dublin Pride: BelongTo Over 18s

18:00, Tue 23 Jun

13 Parliament Street, Dublin 2

BelongTo is a group for LGBT young people aged 18-23. It is a social space to come and make some new friends. A meeting takes place on Tuesday and admission is free. www.BelongTo.org

dublinpride.ie/events/

Book Launch: “Here’s Me Here” by Glenn Patterson

18:30, Tue 23 Jun

Irish Writers’ Centre, 19 Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

“Here’s Me Here: Further Reflections of a Lapsed Protestant” is a book by Glenn Patterson, author of nine novels. In this book he offers his take on life on this planet – from Northern Ireland to Berlin, from Warsaw to Dublin and back again to Belfast.

Admission is free and all are welcome to this event which will be launched by writer Carlo Gébler.

irishwriterscentre.ie/collections/whats-on-at-the-centre/products/book-launch-here-s-me-here-by-glenn-patterson

Book Launch: “The Flower Arrangement” by Ella Griffin

18:30 – 20:00, Tue 23 Jun

Gutter Bookshop, Cow’s Lane, Temple Bar, Dublin 8

YOu are invited to the new launch of this novel by Irish novelist Ella Griffin. “Griffin brings her warmth, wit and wisdom to a captivating tale woven around a Dublin florist.”

Admission is free and everyone is welcome.

gutterbookshop.com/events.html

Noh and Contemporary Music – Lecture

18:30, Tue 23 Jun

Trinity Long Room Hub, Fellows’ Square, Trinity College, Dublin 2

Noh is a Japanese traditional theatre and one of the oldest theatrical forms in the world. It is a form of drama in which dance and music play an important role.

In the lecture “Noh From the Past to the Present – Noh and Contemporary Music”, NOH performer and Cultural Envoy of Japan, Ms Ryoko Aoki will look at the relationshp of Noh with Contemporary Music.

Find out more about this lecture on the website below.

Admission seems to be free.

www.tcd.ie/trinitylongroomhub/events/details/2015/2015-06-23noh.php

Unlock your Potential with Handwriting – Talk

19:00 – 20:30, Tue 23 Jun

Oscailt, 8 Pembroke Road, Dublin 4

The handwriting of each person is as individual & unique as their fingerprint because while it is the hand that draws the letters, it is our subconscious mind that guides the hand.

Vimala Rodgers followed the link between our subconscious mind and our hand and created the Vimala Alphabet that exhibits only the noblest human qualities. And now, for the first time, the Vimala Alphabet is being taught in Ireland.

If you want to know more about the Vimala Alphabet, come to this free talk. Find out more details here.

www.facebook.com/pages/Change-Mindfully/262102213848590

Ukulele Tuesday

19:45 – 22:00, Tue 23 Jun

Stag’s Head, Dame Lane, Dublin 2

Every Tuesday an informal sing along with Ukulele and Toy Musical Instruments takes place in the Stag’s Head. Just bring your instrument and come along. Beginners are welcome. Admission is free and further details (and a big book of songs) are available on the Facebook Page below. The get-together meets in the “snug” in Stag’s Head.

www.facebook.com/UkuleleTuesday

Dublin Bluegrass Collective – Gig

20:00, Tue 23 Jun

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

Rumours have it that the Bluegrass Collective will perform in Sin É on Tuesday and there might even be an open Bluegrass Jam! Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/Sin.E.Pub

Blue Moon Folk and Blues – Gig

20:30, Tue 23 Jun

The Beerhouse, 84.5 Capel Street, Dublin 1

Live sessions with the Blue Moon Folk and Blues Collective are taking place every Tuesday at the Beerhouse. Admission is free.

www.beerhousedublin.com/

The Folk Club

20:30, Tue 23 Jun

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

The Folk Club in Whelan’s will bring you the best in Trad, Ballads, Americana & World Music every Tuesday. The line-up this week is on the Facebook Page below. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/TheGrandFolkClub

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 23:00, Tue 23 Jun

Stag’s Head (downstairs), Dame Lane, Dublin 2

The Comedy Crunch is a free Stand Up comedy event every Sunday and Monday AND Tuesday. Every week different comedians entertain and on top of good comedy you will get free ice cream. Admission is free. The line-up can be found via the Comedy Crunch Facebook Page (see link below).

www.facebook.com/pages/The-Comedy-Crunch/83791357330

Phoenix Big Band

21:00 – 23:00, Tue 23 Jun

Tara Towers Hotel, Merrion Road, Dublin 4

The Phoenix Big Band is a 16 piece band playing songs of the 1930s, 1940s and other big band arrangements and they are playing every Tuesday in the Tara Tower Hotel (since 2012!) for adult dancing. If you like to waltz, cha cha or foxtrot, come and enjoy their performance.

Admission is free.

The band plays in the main function room which is occasionally booked, so to confirm that they are playing, please ring the hotel on the day: Phone 01-2694666

Camden Sessions – Singer/Songwriter Night

21:30, Tue 23 Jun

Anseo, 18 Camden Street Lower, Dublin 2

A totally unplugged Singer/Songwriter night (no PA, no microphones) with original music is taking place upstairs in Anseo every Tuesday from 21:30.

Please check on the Facebook Page below if the event is going ahead as it seems to get cancelled every now and then and if you want to play a 15-30 min set or just want to play one song make yourself heard via the same Facebook Page.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/TheCamdenSessions

International Bar Jazz Night

21:30, Tue 23 Jun

The International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

Every Tuesday and Thursday the International Bar invites to a Jazz night in the Lounge.

Groups led by Cote Calmet, Sean Maynard Smith, Dominic Mullan, Paddy Groenland, Georgia Cusack & Alex Mathias are performing regularly with occasional guest players, but there are also other bands from all over.

Admission is free, with a suggested donation of EUR 5. The website clearly says that there is no entry fee, but – and that makes a lot of sense – that your donations are very much appreciated (Musicians need to pay for rent and food too!) Be generous after the gig if you liked it, but if someone wants to charge an admission charge, please point out that the “rules” as described on their website are like I have explained.

www.international-bar.com/jazz/

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Literary career of Thomas MacDonagh

10:00 – 17:00, Wed 24 Jun

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

“Revival to Revolution – literary career of Thomas MacDonagh” is a two-day event focusing on the literary career of UCD alumnus and revolutionary figure Thomas MacDonagh (1878-1916). There will be talks, an exhibition and a film screening.

Find out the details of this seminar on the website below.

Admission is free, but booking is required via the Eventbrite site here.

centenaries.ucd.ie/events/revival-to-revolution/

Phoenix Park Cycle

11:00, Wed 24 Jun

Phoenix Park Visitor Centre, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

A cycle tour to the Magazine Fort and other locations in the Phoenix Park will take place on Wednesday.

Admission is free and the meeting point is Phoenix Park Visitor Centre.

www.phoenixpark.ie/newsevents/title,34377,en.html

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Wed 24 Jun

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

The National Gallery has an extensive programme of free talks, public tours and Art Documentary screenings focusing on highlights of the European and Irish Collection every day of the week. Check their website for details.

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Wed 24 Jun

Irish Film Institute, 6 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Archive at Lunchtime screenings take place Saturdays (Double Bill), Mondays and Wednesdays. The programme is changing weekly now (instead of monthly as in the past). To find out what film(s) will be screened go to www.ifi.ie/whatson/now-showing-coming-soon/ and look for “Archive at Lunchtime” on the right. Admission is free.

www.ifi.ie/

Fête de la Musique – Lunchtime Concert

13:00 – 14:00, Wed 24 Jun

Royal Irish Academy of Music, 38 Westland Row, Dublin 2

Fête de la Musique is an annual free cultural event set up by the French Ministry of Culture and Communication to celebrate the start of the summer, which is on 21 June!! Throughout France people welcome the summer by playing and listening to music in bars, clubs, concert halls and in the streets.

The Dublin version of this event is organised by the French Embassy in Ireland in association with the Royal Irish Academy of Music and Société Généraleand it is a classical concert with Clément Lefebvre (piano) from the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse, Paris, and Miriam Kaczor (flute) from the Royal Irish Acadmy of Music.

Admission is free and light refreshments will be served. Admission will be on admission will be on a first come first served basis as places are limited and the concert starts at 13:00 sharp. (I don’t know if registration is really required, but just in case and because it won’t do any harm, I suggest you register here, it is free anyway.)

www.ambafrance-ie.org/Fete-de-la-Musique-Free-Lunchtime-Concert

Have a Bite – Lunchtime Museums Talk

13:00 – 13:45, Wed 24 Jun

National Museum, Merrion Street (Natural History), Dublin 2

This talk with zoologist Catherine McGuinness will look at skull morphology and what it can tell us all about an animal’s diet and ecological niche.

Admission is free, but booking is required via educationarch@museum.ie or 01 648 6332. Suitable for adults.

www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx?eventID=4675

Low priced books with free delivery!

13:00, Wed 24 Jun

Dublin (various locations)

Free Delivery on all Books at the Book Depository

If you regularly or occasionally buy books online, you can help the Dublin Event Guide hugely even without having to pay cent directly. In fact you even save money this way:

Buy your books from The Book Depository and get better prices and free (!!) delivery for all orders independent from the volume and when you click on the picture here before you buy, then 5% of what normally The Book Depository would get, they give back to the Dublin Event Guide. Everybody wins!

www.bookdepository.com?a_aid=dubevg

If you prefer Amazon to buy your books (for free postage you need to order a minimum of GBP 25), then use this Amazon link to help the Dublin Event Guide. Thanks!

Temple Bar “Night” Market

15:00 – 20:00, Wed 24 Jun

Temple Bar Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

The Temple Bar “Night” Market is more an afternoon and evening market (15:00-20:00) and it takes place every Wednesday until 19 August.

You can buy Arts & Crafts at this market. In previous years the missing food and drink stalls (probably to protect the pubs and restaurants in Temple Bar) was mentioned by visitors as a critique.

www.facebook.com/LoveTempleBar

Havana International Language Exchange

16:30 – 19:30, Wed 24 Jun

Havana Tapas Bar, Georges St, Dublin 2

The “Havana International Language Exchange” is taking place every Wed from 16:30-19:30 in Havana Tapas Bar in George’s Street. There are many Spanish speakers and English-speakers are explicitly invited, but everyone else is certainly very welcome too, to meet for a chat to improve your Spanish or English.

www.facebook.com/pages/Havana-Tapas-Bar/10503361821

Dublin Pride: The future is equal – Talk

18:00, Wed 24 Jun

Pearse Street Library, 138-144 Pearse Street, Dublin 2

The Dublin LGBTQ Pride Political Debate will discuss “The Future is Equal? Maintaining the Momentum in Post-Referendum Ireland”.

The panel is made up of strong contributors to the Marriage Equality Referendum discussion: Grainne Healy, Co-Chair of Yes Equality, Colm O’Gorman, Executive Director Amnesty International Ireland, Laura Harmon, President Union of Students in Ireland (USI) and Journalist Una Mullally.

Admission is free.

dublinpride.ie/events/

Dundrum Festival – Heritage Walk & Cycling Race

18:30, Wed 24 Jun

Dundrum (various)

The Dundrum Festival runs from Tues 23 – Sun 28 June, but the organisers were not at all helpful when it came to identifying if and what the admission charges are for the different events.

Below is a list of events that were free at similar events in other parts of Dublin and maybe they are also free at the Dundrum Festival. The website doesn’t give more detail than a spreadsheet in this downloadable PDF here the Facebook page also only refers to the same spreadsheet.

The possibly-free events are:
+ Wed 24/06 – 18:30: Heritage Walk with John Lennon. (Meet at Barton Road Roundabout)
+ Wed 24/06 – 18:30: Children’s Cycle race with Laurence Roche in attendance (Meadowmount Circuit in Dundrum)
+ Wed 24/06 – 20:00: Stephen Roche National Criterium Cycle Race (Meadowmount Circuit)
+ Thurs 25/06 – 18:00: Opera by The Mill Pond “Hansel and Gretel” (Dundrum Town Centre)
+ Thurs 25/06 – 18:30: 100 Years of Dundrum Library, Historical Talk by John Lennon (Dundrum Library)
+ Fri 26/06 – 18:00: Opera by The Mill Pond “Hansel and Grete” (Dundrum Town Centre)
+ Sat 27/06 – 10:00: Heritage Walk with John Lennon (meet at Barton Road Roundabout)
+ Sat 27/06 – 14:00: Dance Performances on Bandstand Dundrum Town Centre
+ Sun 28/06 – 14:00-17:00 Family Day in Dundrum Main Street

dundrumfestival.ie/index.htm

Ricardus Franciscus Scripsit – Medieval Scribe – Lecture

18:30, Wed 24 Jun

Trinity Long Room Hub, Fellows’ Square, Trinity College, Dublin 2

“Ricardus Franciscus Scripsit”: Expanding the Oeuvre and Patronage of a Late Medieval Scribe” by Dr Sarah Peverley (University of Liverpool) is a lecture in the Medieval Manuscripts lecture series of the Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies

Admission seems to be free.

www.tcd.ie/trinitylongroomhub/events/details/2014/2014-12-03cmrs_lecture_series.php

King Kong Club

20:00, Wed 24 Jun

Mercantile, 28 Dame Street, Dublin 2

The King Kong Club is a weekly music game-show in the Mercantile. Each week 6-7 bands/solo artists play three songs each. At the end of all the performances a clap-off with the King Kong Club Clap-o-Meter takes place and the winner goes through to a semi-final and it all culminates after six months of competition with The Grand Final, held in front of a panel of celebrity judges.

Check the Facebook Page below for the line-up.

www.facebook.com/TheKingKongClubDublin

Anseo Comedy Club

20:30, Wed 24 Jun

Anseo, 18 Camden Street Lower, Dublin 2

The Anseo Comedy Club, run by comedian Aidan Killian, takes place every Wednesday in Anseo (upstairs).

Admission is free, donations are welcome.

www.facebook.com/StandUpComedyClub

The Song Room (open mic)

20:30, Wed 24 Jun

The Globe, 11 South Great George’s Street, Dublin 2

“The Song Room” is another open mic event. It takes place in The Globe in George’s Street at 20:30 every Wednesday.

www.theglobe.ie/events

The Zodiac Sessions (open mic)

20:30, Wed 24 Jun

Bruxelles, Harry Street, Dublin 2

“The Zodiac Sessions” is a regular open mic event from 20:30 in Bruxelles (between Grafton Street and Westbury Hotel) for unsigned musicians. Admission is free and there is a different line-up every week.

www.facebook.com/zodiacsessions

Bad Boy Jake

21:00, Wed 24 Jun

Gypsy Rose Blues & Rock Bar, 5 Aston Quay, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Bad Boy Jake are every Wednesday in the Gypsy Rose Rock & Blues Bar playing their rock, blues and American.

www.dublinsessions.ie/gypsy.html

Los Paradiso – Gig

21:00, Wed 24 Jun

Leeson Lounge, 148 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4

Los Paradiso are playing Rockabilly, Tex Mex, Western Swing, Surf in the Leeson Lounge. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated.

www.facebook.com/pages/The-Leeson-Lounge/114810058553792

Jazz Pigs – Gig

21:30, Wed 24 Jun

4 Dame Lane, Dame Lane, Dublin 2

The Jazz Pigs with a classic multi-brass front line play a mix of Lounge, lively sixties Jazz and driving Funk. Every Wednesday downstairs in 4 Dame Lane. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/dublinjazzpigs

Trad Session

21:30, Wed 24 Jun

Hedigan’s (The Brian Boru), 4 Prospect Road, Phibsborough, Dublin 11

Traditional Irish Music Session in Hedigan’s (The Brian Boru) in Phibsborough from 21:30 every Wednesday. If you play an instrument you are especially welcome (all levels are welcome).

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Grangegorman Military Cemetery – Tour

11:00, Thu 25 Jun

Grangegorman Cemetery, Blackhorse Avenue, Dublin 7

Every Thursday, a free tour of Grangegorman Military Cemetery on Blackhorse Avenue takes place. Meet inside the Cemetery Gates. Admission is free and everybody is welcome.

www.phoenixpark.ie/newsevents/title,24861,en.html

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Thu 25 Jun

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

The National Gallery has an extensive programme of free talks, public tours and Art Documentary screenings focusing on highlights of the European and Irish Collection every day of the week. Check their website for details.

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

The Green Door Market

12:00 – 16:00, Thu 25 Jun

18 Newmarket, Dublin 8

The Green Door Market is a new indoor food/Farmer’s Market that takes place just a few doors down from the Dublin Food Co-op at Newmarket in Dublin 8. Admission is free.

Opening hours are Thu-Fri 12:00-19:00 and Sat 09:30-16:00.

www.facebook.com/thegreendoordublin

Yeats and Orientalism – Lecture

13:10, Thu 25 Jun

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

The Lunchtime Lecture “Early and Late: Yeats and Orientalism” with Dr Joseph Lennon (Director of Irish Studies, Associate Professor of English, Villanova University, Philadelphia) is a free lunchtime event on Thursday. No booking required.

www.cbl.ie/Programme—Events/Events-Schedule.aspx

Yeats2015: Public Tour of the Yeats Exhibition

14:00, Thu 25 Jun

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

This is a public tour of the exhibition “Yeats: The Life and Works of William Butler Yeats”. As this year marks the 150th anniversary of the poet’s birth in 1835, the tour will introduce the life and work of the poet.

Admission is free.

www.nli.ie/en/list/current-events.aspx

Islamophobia and Racism – Talk

17:00 – 19:30, Thu 25 Jun

Dublin Central Mission, 9 Lower Abbey Street, Dublin 1

Anti Racism Network Ireland (ARN) invites you to the public meeting on ‘Islamophobia and Racism Denial’ with Alana Lentin a Australian based political sociologist and anti racism activist.

Alana Lentin is an associate professor in Cultural and Social Analysis at the University of West Sydney, and works on race, racism and anti-racism.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/919642278078812/

Brazilian Dance – Forró

18:00, Thu 25 Jun

D-One Bar, 89 Capel Street, Dublin 1

A weekly Forro Night (Brazilian Dance) with a Forro Live Band takes place in the D-One Bar & Brazilian Grill every Thursday.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/donebardublin

Dundrum Festival – Opera & Historic Talk

18:00, Thu 25 Jun

Dundrum (various)

The Dundrum Festival runs from Tues 23 – Sun 28 June, but the organisers were not at all helpful when it came to identifying if and what the admission charges are for the different events.

Below is a list of events that were free at similar events in other parts of Dublin and maybe they are also free at the Dundrum Festival. The website doesn’t give more detail than a spreadsheet in this downloadable PDF here the Facebook page also only refers to the same spreadsheet.

The possibly-free events are:
+ Wed 24/06 – 18:30: Heritage Walk with John Lennon. (Meet at Barton Road Roundabout)
+ Wed 24/06 – 18:30: Children’s Cycle race with Laurence Roche in attendance (Meadowmount Circuit in Dundrum)
+ Wed 24/06 – 20:00: Stephen Roche National Criterium Cycle Race (Meadowmount Circuit)
+ Thurs 25/06 – 18:00: Opera by The Mill Pond “Hansel and Gretel” (Dundrum Town Centre)
+ Thurs 25/06 – 18:30: 100 Years of Dundrum Library, Historical Talk by John Lennon (Dundrum Library)
+ Fri 26/06 – 18:00: Opera by The Mill Pond “Hansel and Grete” (Dundrum Town Centre)
+ Sat 27/06 – 10:00: Heritage Walk with John Lennon (meet at Barton Road Roundabout)
+ Sat 27/06 – 14:00: Dance Performances on Bandstand Dundrum Town Centre
+ Sun 28/06 – 14:00-17:00 Family Day in Dundrum Main Street

dundrumfestival.ie/index.htm

Little Museum of Dublin – Free Admission Thursday

18:00 – 20:00, Thu 25 Jun

Little Museum of Dublin, 15 St Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2

On Thursdays from 18:00-20:00, the Little Museum of Dublin waives all admission charges thanks to sponsor Guinness.

Visit the museum and find out lots more about Dublin. A new exhibition at the Little Museum is “Dear Christy: The Christy Brown Collection”. It is the first time that Christy’s personal archive will go on view. You can visit that exhibition as well when you are there on Thursday.

www.littlemuseum.ie/

Photoshop Meetup

18:00, Thu 25 Jun

Toners Pub, 139 Lower Baggot Street, Dublin 2

The Adobe User Group Dublin will run a Photoshop Meetup event on Thursday and admission is free.

The event is for both pros and people new to the software. There will be a presentation from Adobe Authorised Photoshop Instructor Daniel Walter Scott with tips and work flow techniques. And there will be a Photoshop Q&A session followed by a drink and socialising.

www.byol.ie/

Spanish Film Screening: Los Ninos Salvajes

18:00, Thu 25 Jun

Instituto Cervantes, Lincoln House, Lincoln Place (near National Gallery), Dublin 2

The Spanish Film “Los ninos salvajes / The wild ones” will be screened in Spanish with English subtiltes on Thursday.

The film tells the social situation that many teenagers live in nowadays with the consequences that it brings to society. The three teenagers Alex, Gabi and Oki live in a big city and are strangers to their parents and even to themselves. This situation will have unexpected consequences that will shake up society as a whole.

Admission is free.

dublin.cervantes.es/FichasCultura/Ficha99600_16_2.htm

The Green Oasis – Growth of Urban Community – Talk

18:00 – 20:00, Thu 25 Jun

90 South Great George’s Street, Dublin 2

The Green Oasis event series consists of three events held in the Green Party Pop Up Shop located on 90 South Great George’s Street, Dublin 2. The events will showcase sustainable community driven ideas and socially responsible business models that are proving extremely successful in Dublin today.

The first event in the series focuses on “The Growth of Urban Community Events” and features speakers from

+ Phizzfest: Tina Robinson
+ Happenings: Peter O’Brien
+ Street Feast: Sam Bishop
+ BloomFringe: Marion Keogh

Each of the four speakers will discuss the journey and process they went through to create and develop their successful community driven events. Why? How to begin? How to promote? Social Media? Keeping it current? What’s next?

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/568901356582398/

Car Boot Sale – Tallaght

18:30 – 22:00, Thu 25 Jun

Tallaght Stadium, Whitestown Way, Tallaght, Co. Dublin

In addition to the Saturday Car Boot Sale which starts so early (06:00!!) that you need to be an insomniac or a super early bird, there is now a Thursday evening Car Boot Sale in the same location. It starts at 18:30 and runs until 22:00. Late night car boot shopping. :-) Admission for buyers is free.

www.facebook.com/irishcarboot

“My Favourites” – Dublin City Walking Tour – Night Walk

19:00 – 21:00, Thu 25 Jun

Spire, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

“These Are a Few of My Favourite Things” is the title of a Walking Tour that Emily Gallagher will run next Thursday. It will be an Alternative Arts and Culture Trail and she will bring you to “Dublin’s Best Cafes, Bars, Markets, Unusual Stores, Galleries, Theatres, Arts Spaces, and more! And hear some tales you’ve never heard before!”

Meeting point is at the Spire. The tours are free but donations are welcome and booking is required via myfavouritesdublincitywalktour@gmail.com or 085-2725095

www.dublincitywalkingtours.com/

Blues/Roots/Rock/Soul – Thursdays at Arthurs – Gig

19:00, Thu 25 Jun

Arthur’s Pub, 28 Thomas Street, Dublin 8

A weekly live music gig of the genres Blues/Roots/Rock/Soul will take place in Arthur’s Pub with weekly changing performers:

+ 1st Thursday: Ben Prevo
+ 2nd Thursday: Declan Kennedy
+ 3rd Thursday: Dermot Byrne
+ 4th Thursday: Mick Pyro

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/ArthursPub

The Xchange – Language Exchange & Music

19:00, Thu 25 Jun

Slattery’s Bar, 129 Capel Street, Dublin 1

Every Thursday, the Xchange invites to a Language Exchange (19:00-20:30), followed by live music (21:00-23:30) by up and coming local and international artists.

Admission is free before 20:00 and free finger food is provided.

www.facebook.com/pages/The-Xchange/1472043553072435

First F*ckUp Night

19:30 – 22:30, Thu 25 Jun

Harbour Playhouse, 30 Avenue Road, Portobello, Dublin 8

“Ireland’s First F*uckUp Night – Failure Sucks, But Instructs” will take place on Thursday and admission is free. Organised by Dublin2020 and the Centre for Creative Practices, thsi events will see a number of speakers from all walks of life open up for the first time about their failures and talk about how these failures have helped them to learn and to recognise success.

Speakers at the first event include: Chris Gordon, CEO of Treehouse, Head of the Irish Social Enterprise Network; Dr. Mary Lou Egan, Economic strategist, Bendick and Egan, Washington DC and Keith Payne, author, poet and critic plus more to be confirmed.

In Dublin three monthly events are planned where Dublin will share stories of failure. The speakers will be varied: artists, architects and people from the words of technology, green, social and business. Each of them tells their story in 10 images, each projected for 40 seconds and at the end of each story the audience asks questions.

Why talk about all these failures?
+ Because failure sucks, but instructs.
+ Because one can learn more from stories of failure than from stories of success.
+ Because the majority of professionals don’t create the “project of the year” in their first attempt.
+ Because people feel the need to break free from the stigmas surrounding “failure”.

Admission is free. I am not sure if tickets are required or if it is first come first served, but the organisers did put the event on Eventbrite, sou you might as well book there just in case you need the ticket. The link is here.

Please note, Portobello is a bad place to park a car, so use public transport OR park on South Circular Road, which is only 3 minutes walk from the Harbour Playhouse.

Dimestore Recordings presents

20:00, Thu 25 Jun

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

Dimestore Recordings run a weekly event in Sweeney Mongrel’s with a variety of bands and performers. It starts at 20:00, follow the link for the line up.

www.facebook.com/DimeStoreRecords

Skeleton Sessions- Gig Night

20:00, Thu 25 Jun

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

The next Battle of the Bands event, called “Skeleton Sessions” will take place in Sin É on Thursday. Find the line-up on the Facebook Page below a little closer to the date.

www.facebook.com/shftimes

Table Quiz Thursday – Grand Social

20:00 – 23:00, Thu 25 Jun

Grand Social, 35 Lower Liffey Street (near Ha’Penny Bridge), Dublin 1

A new weekly Table Quiz takes place in the Grand Social. Every Thursday teams of 4 people (or at least 2 people) will compete against each other over questions from the areas of General Knowledge, Music, Film, Sports & Entertainment.

Admission is free.

www.thegrandsocial.ie/event/table-quiz-thursdays/2015-02-12/

Watson ACE – Gig

20:00, Thu 25 Jun

Harbour Bar, 1 Strand Road, Bray, Co. Wicklow

Rock band Watson ACE features Colm Lynch and some other top musicians in Ireland. Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/watson-ace-event1

Inn Jokes – Comedy Club

21:00, Thu 25 Jun

Patriot’s Inn, 760 South Circular Road, Kilmainham, Dublin 8

Colm O’Regan has announced that his next Inn Jokes Comedy event will be on a Thursday 25 June instead of the usual Wednesday, but no other information has emerged. So for the first time I can’t tell you the line-up.

Admission is free and without a doubt the line-up will appear on his website (see below) at some point over the next few days.

www.innjokes.com/

Singer Songwriter Night – Mother Reilly’s

21:00, Thu 25 Jun

Mother Reillys, 26/28 Upper Rathmines Road, Rathmines, Dublin 6

Every Thursday a Singer Songwriter Night will take place in Mother Reilly’s in Rathmines. This is YOUR chance to show everyone what you can do, alternatively you can just listen to the talented Singer/Songwriters. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/motherreillysADMIN

Brady’s Fun Pub Quiz

21:30, Thu 25 Jun

Brady’s Pub, 5 Terenure Place, Terenure, Dublin 6

A Fun Pub Quiz takes place in Brady’s in Terenure on Thurs. The quiz will be on every Thursday night in the Lounge at Brady’s. Keith McLoughlin is the Quiz Master.

There will be six rounds of the quiz with picture questions, audio questions and general knowledge questions. Admission to the quiz is free and therr will be free drink vouchers for the winning and runner up teams. (No phones to get answers allowed.)

www.gumtree.ie/a-events-gigs-nightlife/dublin/brady-s-fun-pub-quiz-back-thursday-8th-jan-2015/1001225919300910319322809

International Bar Jazz Night

21:30, Thu 25 Jun

The International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

Every Tuesday and Thursday the International Bar invites to a Jazz night in the Lounge.

Groups led by Cote Calmet, Sean Maynard Smith, Dominic Mullan, Paddy Groenland, Georgia Cusack & Alex Mathias are performing regularly with occasional guest players, but there are also other bands from all over.

Admission is free, with a suggested donation of EUR 5. The website clearly says that there is no entry fee, but – and that makes a lot of sense – that your donations are very much appreciated (Musicians need to pay for rent and food too!) Be generous after the gig if you liked it, but if someone wants to charge an admission charge, please point out that the “rules” as described on their website are like I have explained.

www.international-bar.com/jazz/

Left, Right & Centre – Blues+Soul

21:30, Thu 25 Jun

Frank Ryan’s Bar, Queen Street, Smithfield, Dublin 7

Every Thursday “Left Right & Centre” play a mix of blues & soul with a bit of rock&roll.

www.frankryans.com

McNeills Trad Music Pub Sessions

21:30, Thu 25 Jun

J. McNeills, 140 Capel Street, Dublin 7

Every Thursday a free Trad Session takes place in McNeills and often there are high profile Trad musicians performing.

www.facebook.com/McNeillsPubSessions

Woolshed Karaoke

21:30, Thu 25 Jun

Woolshed Bar & Grill, Parnell Street, Dublin 1

The Woolshed Karaoke is happening every Thursday from 21:30. Anyone can participate! Admission is free.

www.woolshedbaa.com/dublin/

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National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Fri 26 Jun

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

The National Gallery has an extensive programme of free talks, public tours and Art Documentary screenings focusing on highlights of the European and Irish Collection every day of the week. Check their website for details.

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

The Green Door Market

12:00 – 19:00, Fri 26 Jun

18 Newmarket, Dublin 8

The Green Door Market is a new indoor food/Farmer’s Market that takes place just a few doors down from the Dublin Food Co-op at Newmarket in Dublin 8. Admission is free.

Opening hours are Thu-Fri 12:00-19:00 and Sat 09:30-16:00.

www.facebook.com/thegreendoordublin

Dundrum Festival – Opera

18:00, Fri 26 Jun

Dundrum (various)

The Dundrum Festival runs from Tues 23 – Sun 28 June, but the organisers were not at all helpful when it came to identifying if and what the admission charges are for the different events.

Below is a list of events that were free at similar events in other parts of Dublin and maybe they are also free at the Dundrum Festival. The website doesn’t give more detail than a spreadsheet in this downloadable PDF here the Facebook page also only refers to the same spreadsheet.

The possibly-free events are:
+ Wed 24/06 – 18:30: Heritage Walk with John Lennon. (Meet at Barton Road Roundabout)
+ Wed 24/06 – 18:30: Children’s Cycle race with Laurence Roche in attendance (Meadowmount Circuit in Dundrum)
+ Wed 24/06 – 20:00: Stephen Roche National Criterium Cycle Race (Meadowmount Circuit)
+ Thurs 25/06 – 18:00: Opera by The Mill Pond “Hansel and Gretel” (Dundrum Town Centre)
+ Thurs 25/06 – 18:30: 100 Years of Dundrum Library, Historical Talk by John Lennon (Dundrum Library)
+ Fri 26/06 – 18:00: Opera by The Mill Pond “Hansel and Grete” (Dundrum Town Centre)
+ Sat 27/06 – 10:00: Heritage Walk with John Lennon (meet at Barton Road Roundabout)
+ Sat 27/06 – 14:00: Dance Performances on Bandstand Dundrum Town Centre
+ Sun 28/06 – 14:00-17:00 Family Day in Dundrum Main Street

dundrumfestival.ie/index.htm

Cornucopia – Live Music

19:30 – 21:30, Fri 26 Jun

Cornucopia Café & Restaurant, 19/20 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

Cornucopia Café & Restaurant host live music three evenings a week (Thurs, Fri and Sat). The restaurant is a Wholefood & Vegetarian Restaurant and is open until 22:15.
+ Every second Thursday N.C Lawlor, a songwriter, session player and troubadour plays a mix of country, bluegrass & blues from 19:30-21:30.
+ Every Friday (19:30-21:30) Junshi Murakami plays Irish Harp.
+ Every Saturday (19:30-21:30) Nollaig Mann plays a collection of popular and jazz classics.

www.cornucopia.ie

Bal Folk – European Folk Dance Session

20:00, Fri 26 Jun

Tap Bar, 44 North King Street, Dublin 7

The weekly European Folk Dance Workshop/Session takes place in the Tap Bar every Friday.

The dances are French, Greek, Italian, Hungarian, Polish, Portuguese folk and traditional dances and everybody interested to join in or to learn is welcome. Admission is free, but donations (suggested: EUR 3) are very welcome

www.facebook.com/pages/Njoy-Dancing-Dublin/251213698276941

Live in Sin É – Gigs

20:00, Fri 26 Jun

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

A weekly Gig Night in Sin É, organised and presented by Super Happy Fun Times takes place every Friday and admission is free. The line-up can be found on the Facebook Page below.

www.facebook.com/shftimes

The Hard Ground – Gig

20:00, Fri 26 Jun

Harbour Bar, 1 Strand Road, Bray, Co. Wicklow

Roots Rock/Pop band “The Hard Ground” will play a free gig in the Harbour Bar.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/the-hard-ground

The Mojo Witnesses – Gig

20:00, Fri 26 Jun

Mother Reilly’s, 26/28 Upper Rathmines Road, Rathmines, Dublin 6

The Mojo Witnesses are playing blues and classic rock at this free gig.

dublinsessions.ie/mother-reillys/

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Fri 26 Jun

Stillorgan Orchard, The Hill, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin

The Stillorgan Orchard has live music every Friday and Saturday. Many of the performers are established and very good bands. The upcoming gigs are detailed on the website below. Admission is always free.

www.stillorganorchard.com/live_music.html

Ska ‘n’ Reggae with The Bionic Rats

21:00 – 02:30, Fri 26 Jun

Turks Head, 27 Parliament St, Dublin 2

“Ska ‘n’ Reggae” is the theme in the Dive Bar (downstairs in Turks Head) every Friday. The Bionic Rats play live. followed by DJs until late. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/TURKSHEADDUBLIN

Events Coming Up

Science Gallery House Party

Fri 26 June – 19:00-22:00

Science Gallery, TCD, Dublin 2

For the fourth installment and as part of the current HOME\SICK exhibition, the Science Gallery are inviting everyone for the house party you don’t want to miss.

Independent, DIY, alternative music curators HomeBeat will be there for a gallery-wide musical takeover that includes CatsCars, Fierce Mild and Margie Lewis. Neil Flynn, the DJ for the night, will mix live from his bedroom in Berlin.

Comedy trio Foil, Arms and Hog will be bringing the house down with sketches from their brand new show and if you bring along an old record or CD you can turn it into a clock with a workshop by MAKESHOP.

Expect live music in the living room; experiments and tastings in the kitchen; workshops, demos and games in the garden and for some lucky golden ticket winners, extra special one-on-one experiences in the six-metre tall Lighthouse.

Admission is free, but booking is required and expect tickets to be gone VERY soon. Go to the website below for more details and for your registration.

dublin.sciencegallery.com/events/2015/06/housepartyeveryonebackours

Dublin Mountains Partnership – Guided Walks

07+27 June

Every month the Dublin Mountain Partnership runs free guided walks in the Dublin Mountains on some Saturdays or Sundays during the month. The walks have varying difficulty and duration and the details can be found on the Dublin Mountain Partnership website: www.dublinmountains.ie/news/upcoming_events/?no_cache=1

The next walks take place on 07+27 June.

All walks are free, but pre-registration is required.

Not free, but interesting nevertheless:

Dublin Garden Festival: 19-21 Jun

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Clery’s closure – The Shock and the Outrage

Last Friday morning it was announced that Clery’s has been sold. (Why do people spell it “Clerys” if the company was clearly called “Clery & Co Ltd”?) And only a few hours later it was followed by the announcement that the company had closed down with immediate effect and went into liquidation with the loss of all jobs.

First there was shock. A department store in an iconic building in the middle of O’Connell Street closing down is certainly an unexpected event, but Clery’s is not just any department store, it is the oldest in Dublin and generations and generations went to it in the past. But that is also the problem: The people that went to it were your parents and grand-parents! Younger generations, however, didn’t make it there too often anymore. Between August 2012 and January 2015, the business lost allegedly EUR 4.3 million and that is not a good basis for a shop.

During the “Shock” phase, many expressed their disappointment with the closure, but as some people said on Twitter and elsewhere, if only 20% of the disappointed people sometimes had bought in Clery’s it would possibly not have closed! It was also mentioned that this is the end of an era because now people can’t meet “under the clock at Clery’s” anymore. First of all, the clock is not going as far as we know. So you can still meet under that famous clock and even if the shop will at some point get a new name, the clock will most likely still be there. Secondly, the “meet under the clock at Clery’s” idea is one from pre-mobile phone times, when (and many probably don’t remember these times ;-) ) people had to be in a certain pre-arranged place to meet – and sometimes waited there for ages until their punctuality-challenged friends arrived. With mobile phones, it seems that also landmarks like this clock become superfluous. And seemingly Clery’s got – in many people’s life – as superfluous as the clock.

The shock was replaced by outrage over the treatment of the employees. The closure was sudden and unexpected and the employees will probably only get minimum (statutory) redundancy even if they worked there all their lives. That is definitely painful and will cause a lot of stress and hardship in the affected families. But it seems that there is a good bit of disingenuity in the statements politicians made about this as at the surface it seems that there is not much they can or will do.

The company was seemingly badly managed for some time and the previous owners tried to get out. The new owners wanted to buy the property, not a department store and were prepared to pay some undisclosed amount of money for that. The previous owners probably knew the state the company was in and the new owners probably did so as well. In an ideal world for the employees (and customers), they would have all pre-announced the closure a few weeks in advance, would have reserved enough money to pay a nice redundancy package to the workers, would have given deposits from customers back and then would have closed at the agreed date. But unfortunately an ideal world does not exist and with serious debts and a new owner who has no interest in a) running a shop and b) increasing the debts, there was no interest in continuing a loss making business for even one additional day. It makes business sense, but is brutal if you are on the receiving end. Will politicians or unions do anything else than pay lip-service and be outraged ? Very unlikely!

What next? The building will continue to be there and it is expected that – once the dust settles – the new owners will either get a big department store to move in (House of Fraser or John Lewis would come to mind, but might not be interested at all) or the building will be subdivided in many smaller shops in the form of a mall/shopping centre and rented out in pieces. And the future for the employees? Unfortunately it is bleak.

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