Dublin Event Guide 432: Dublin History Festival, Vegetarian Day Festival, People’s Art Exhibition, Dublin Flea Market, Oktoberfest

September 26th, 2015
DEG Dublin Event Guide (for free events)

No. 432 | 25 September 2015

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Hi all!

I have to say it at some stage and I was trying to hold back as long as possible, but I can’t any longer:

Do you realise that it is less than 3 months until Christmas?? :-O I know! It is a shock, right? And it is at least as shocking that Brown Thomas already have their Christmas shop open for quite some weeks. But see, they have nothing else to sell and leaving the floor empty wouldn’t look good, so they really are between a rock and a hard place. LOL

Anyway, there is a lot more to focus on before Christmas (but it does freak me out sometimes how fast time moves!). This week moving time and looking back on it is coming up at the Dublin History Festival. Do you regularly check the Joerg’s Picks? You see there what I have on my short list.

And thanks a lot again for the wonderful people that helped with donations last week, It is a struggle every month and it seems to get tougher to get the money, so I appeciate your help hugely!

Here is my weekly appeal to you: These are two areas the Dublin Event Guide needs your continued 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!

And without you spreading the word we would have never reached 24,000 subscribers and 60,000 Facebook Likes. But it is just the start!! The goals are MUCH bigger than that! :-) 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. Can you help?

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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 short video clip with Anthony Robbins about BEING YOURSELF:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2uqfOltqqk

It is not too easy to find a short clip from Anthony Robbins, but this one is a good one. I find him inspirational and empowering and he will be in London with his 4 day seminar “Unleash the Power Within” in April 2016. That is still some while away, but there is an Early Bird offer available now until 01 October. I honestly think that everybody should go to his training, but it is not cheap and therefore – if you can’t go – I suggest you spend some time watching the many You Tube clips that are available.

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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 Mateusz L, David K, Caroline O’C, Heather C, Joan S, David D, Sillybilly.ie and Elaine M D were so wonderful to support 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 please go to here and give something back if you can!

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.

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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 weekend the People’s Art Exhibition is back at St. Stephen’s Green. If you like history, you will love the Dublin History Festival.

In Ranelagh is a Garden party to finish the Arts Festival. The Oktoberfest, Sculpture in Context and the SECRET Science Gallery Exhibition are still continuing and there is another German Navy ship in Dublin, this time it is not a sailing ship, but a more modern Navy Vessel, called the “Ludwigshafen am Rhein”. And Ludwigshafen is quite near to where I am from. ;-)

Ah and the Dublin Flea Market is making its monthly appearance and the Vegetarian Day Festival is a yearly event.

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Competitions

Make Up Bar – Opening in Temple Bar

10 October 2015
Anglesea Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

The Make Up Crew, an ITEC accredited make up school are opening the brand new Make Up Bar on Saturday 10 October in Anglesea Street in Temple Bar. It will be a late night make up bar that will be open until 23:00 so that you can get your hair and make up done when you go out.

For one Dublin Event Guide reader, the Make Up Crew will have a EUR 50 voucher to get hair and make up done in their new Make Up Bar.

If you want to win you have to send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with MakeUpBar in the subject of the mail and with your name and mobile phone number in the body of the mail. You also have to tell me in what street the Make Up Bar will open on 10 October. The mail has to be with me by 07 October.

www.facebook.com/themakeupcrew

Sunday Soul with Danny G & the Major 7ths aand Pia Dunne & the Eleusians – Ticket Competition

Sun 27 Sept 2015 – 20:00-00:00
Bello Bar, Portobello Harbour, Dublin 8

Two of Dublin’s most soulful groups will be in the Bello Bar for a gig on Sunday 27 Sept. They are “Danny G & the Major 7ths” and “Pia Dunne and the Eleusians”.

Danny G is Daniel Groenland, a singer, flautist, guitarist and composer who was with the great funk band Mob Fandango and still performs with the African-trad fusion outfit Tig Linn and the Discovery Gospel Choir. His band, the Major 7ths, love harmonies and grooves and the 7-10 musicians in a line-up with four of them singing, will bring you the soulful sounds of Neo-Soul artists like D’Angelo and Dilla, as well as the old classics like Marvin Gaye and Curtis Mayfield.

Pia Dunne is fronting the Elusians that consist of several backing singers and a lineup of jazzy musicians. Pia is a song writer and an outstanding soul, blues, jazz and folk singer with a smooth and melodic voice that makes you want to listen for hours.

Admission for this gig in the Bello Bar is EUR 8 on the door or EUR 6 on Eventbrite here.

Danny G, a good friend and supporter of the Dublin Event Guide, has made two pairs of tickets available for this gig and the winners are Conor Healy and Louise Butler.

www.facebook.com/events/847697578677554/

Forro Ireland – Birthday Party – Ticket Competition

Sun 27 Sept 2015 – 19:30
Grand Social, 35 Lower Liffey Street, Dublin 1

Forró is a music and dance style that originally came from the northeast of Brazil and then became popular throughout whole Brazil. The Brazilian Community in Dublin, together with their friends. are regularly running Forró dance events and Forró Ireland, one of the organisers of these events, is celebrating their first birthday on Sunday.

At their anniversary party one of the best Forró bands from Brazil, Bastiao, will play. Support comes from “Trio Mais Um”, who also celebrate their first birthday and who will play in the Grand Social.

Admission is EUR 12 at the door (upstairs in the Grand Social).

For one Dublin Event Guide reader Forro Ireland has a pair of free tickets and the winner is Joan Shields. Congratulations!

Ohh, and there is a bonus for ALL Dublin Event Guide readers: If you don’t win the tickets, just come along and mention at the door that you heard about this event in the “Dublin Event Guide” and you will get in for EUR 10.

Find more information about the Forro Ireland birthday here: www.facebook.com/events/899302136804124/

Promote your product or event through a competition!

If you want to reach more than 24,000 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 gear. ;-)

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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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Phone & Internet Scams – Beware!

In two separate articles this week, Phone & Internet scams were described and you might want to read the information so that you won’t be affected. Have a read here:

www.rte.ie/news/2015/0925/730249-phone/

and here

businessetc.thejournal.ie/facebook-dislike-scam-2352720-Sep2015/

Positive Ageing Week

Positive Ageing Week takes place from 01-09 October and comes with a good few events all over Ireland. The AgeAction website at www.ageaction.ie/positive-ageing-week-2015 gives some more details and it also has a list of all events.

I am not too sure, however, if an events list in the form of a Google Doc spreadsheet is really the best and suitable way to provide this information. Even computer-experienced people struggle a little with that spreadsheet and if we assume that the target group of the Positive Ageing Week might on average be a little more challenged with computer-based information gathering, a Google Doc spreadsheet is definitely the wrong way to go.

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.

== EVENTBRITE PICKS ==

The Eventbrite Picks didn’t reach me this week, I hope they will be back next week.

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.

Sculpture in Context – National Botanic Gardens

03 Sept – 16 Oct

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

Sculpture in Context is Ireland’s largest outdoor sculpture exhibition and it is a brilliant exhibition in the beautiful surroundings of the National Botanic Gardens, Some of Ireland’s best artists are showing new work and the sculptures are displayed throughout the gardens, ponds, Great Palm House and Curvilinear Range, with the smaller works exhibited in the in the gallery in the Visitors Centre.

On Saturdays you will have the opportunity to join the artists for a guided tour through the exhibits.

The exhibition runs from 03 Sept until Fri 16 October.

www.sculptureincontext.com/

David Claerbout Exhibition

14 Aug – 11 Oct (11:00-20:00)

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

The exhibition consists of a number of video installations by Belgian artist David Claerbout, but reading the description of the exhibition doesn’t explain anything at all, so you better just go and look at it.

Who writes that stuff? “Claerbout’s multiple video installation at Project Arts Centre will challenge conventions of exhibition-making, attempting to further our efforts to perceive what it is to exhibit while exhibiting.” Or this “His is a practice where burgeoning awareness creeps up on you as a viewer, nagging questions of authenticity start to haunt, and our idea of scale based on a fixed position in space becomes unsettled, destabilised, set adrift.”

www.projectartscentre.ie/event/david-claerbout/

A World to Win – Political Poster Exhibition

17 Sept – 08 Nov (Mon-Fri 09:00-17:00, Sat+Sun: 14:00-17:00)

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

To celebrate the year of design, Irish Design 2015 and the National Print Museum host exhibition “A World to Win – Posters of Protest and Revolution”, organised by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

The exhibition explores a century of posters agitating for political change. From the “Votes of Women” campaigns of the early twentieth century to the recent occupy movements, political activists around the world have used posters to mobilise, educate and organise. The exhibition contains seventy posters drawn from the Victoria and Albert Museum collection and will feature a diverse array of artists, graphic designers and print collectives.

Admission is free. www.nationalprintmuseum.ie/

El Lissitzky: The Artist and the State

30 Jul – 18 Oct

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

“El Lissitzky: The Artist and the State” reflects on the artistic and cultural community who gave voice to a new image for the emerging Irish state after the Easter Rising and a visual language for its politics.

The exhibition brings together a significant body of works from the Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, by El Lizzitsky (1890 – 1941), one of the most influential artists of the 20th century who is shown here for the first time in Ireland.

www.imma.ie/en/page_237015.htm

A Postcard to Ireland – Eve Parnell

01-30 October (10:00-17:00)

RDS Library, Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

Artist Eve Parnell will exhibit “A Postcard to Ireland”, work that has previously been exhibited in Berlin and Rome but never in Ireland. It is characterised by a sense of wonder at the world and her fascination with people, nature and objects.

www.rds.ie/cat_event_detail.jsp?itemID=1103942

Saturday 26 Sep

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Car Boot Sales – Tallaght

08:00 – 12:00, Sat 26 Sep

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/

Honest2Goodness Food Market

09:30 – 16:00, Sat 26 Sep

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

Park Runs: Malahide, Cabinteely, Shanganah, Marlay

09:30 – 13:00, Sat 26 Sep

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.

A whole range of Parkruns take place every week (and if you know some more, please tell me):
+ Malahide Park, Dublin Road, Malahide, Co. Dublin
+ Cabinteely Park, Old Bray Road, Cabinteely, Dublin 18
+ Shanganagh Park, Shankill, Co. Dublin
+ Marlay Park, Grange Road, Rathfarnham, Dublin, Co. Dublin

www.parkrun.ie/

SuperNatural Food Market

09:30 – 15:30, Sat 26 Sep

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 26 Sep

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 26 Sep

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

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 26 Sep

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/

Marlay Park Market

10:00 – 16:00, Sat 26 Sep

Marlay Park, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16

The County Council Market (CoCo) in Marlay Park is taking place every Saturday and Sunday. You will find a wide range of products. There will be food to eat there and food to cook at home but also crafts and arts and books and lots more.

www.dlrcoco.ie/markets

Sculpture in Context – Exhibition

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 26 Sep

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

Sculpture in Context is Ireland’s largest outdoor sculpture exhibition and it is a brilliant exhibition in the beautiful surroundings of the National Botanic Gardens, Some of Ireland’s best artists are showing new work and the sculptures are displayed throughout the gardens, ponds, Great Palm House and Curvilinear Range, with the smaller works exhibited in the in the gallery in the Visitors Centre.

On Saturdays you will have the opportunity to join the artists for a guided tour through the exhibits.

The exhibition opened on 03 Sept and will run until Fri 16 October.

www.sculptureincontext.com/

Temple Bar Markets

10:00 – 16:30, Sat 26 Sep

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

Blackrock Market

11:00 – 17:30, Sat 26 Sep

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/

dlr LexIcon Live – Pavement Art

11:00 – 15:00, Sat 26 Sep

dlr LexIcon – Library and Cultural Centre, Haigh Terrace, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

On Saturday street art or pavement art is the theme at the dlr LexIcon Garden at Moran Park. There will be a specially commissioned painting which “becomes 3D” when viewed through a camera viewfinder. In addition, Irish chalk artists will draw their favourite works and an outdoor Chalk Art workshop will be there for children.

Admission is free.

events.dlrcoco.ie/event/dlr-lexicon-live-pavement-art

People’s Art Exhibition

11:00 – 17:00, Sat 26 Sep

St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2

Five times this year the “People’s Art 2015″ exhibition will take place. It is an art exhibition on the rails/fence of St. Stephen’s Green.

(If you want to exhibit at one of the events in the future, check the website for cost and conditions.)

Visiting the People’s Art Exhibition is free and you will be able to admire (and buy) a huge amount of art works. The event starts close to 11:00 and typically finishes around 17:00, it runs from Friday until Sunday with the main activity on Saturday and Sunday.

People’s Art Dublin is a voluntary, part time, non profit making group, brought together by Dublin City Council to promote the visual arts to the public of Dublin.

A huge variety of art/paintings are displayed and if the weather is nice it is a great art-filled stroll around Stephen’s Green. Definitely recommended!

www.peoplesart.ie/

Terenure Village Market

11:00 – 16:00, Sat 26 Sep

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 Dublin Festival of History – Talks

11:00, Sat 26 Sep

Dublin (various locations)

The Dublin Festival of History 2015 takes place from 25 Sept until 11 October. A large number of talks will be in the Printworks building in the lower court yard of Dublin Castle (former Revenue Commissioner), some other events will be in Dublin’s Libraries, in City Hall, Mansion House and a few other venues.

Most events are free, but booking is required for a good few of them and some are booked out. Here are a few that still have free tickets available (I had to shorten some titles a little.). They all take place in the Printworks building at Dublin Castle:

+ Sat 11:00: Bloody Sunday 1920: The day that shook Dublin – More info here.
+ Sat 13:00: Belfast Boys: Unionists and Nationalists together in World War I – with Richard Grayson More info here.
+ Sat 15:00: KL: A history of the Nazi Concentration camps – with Nikolaus Wachsmann. More info here.
+ Sat 17:00: Lord Edward Fitzgerald & “Faithful Tony”- the story of Tony Small – with Stella Tillyard More info here.
+ Sun 12:00: The German War: a nation under arms – with Nicholas Stargardt. More Info here
+ Sun 14:00: Napoleon the Great – with Andrew Roberts. More info here.
+ Sun 16:00: The Silk Roads: A New History of the World – with Peter Frankopan. More info here.
+ Sun 18:00: Fascinating Footnotes from History – with Giles Milton. More info here.

The full progranme can be downloaded here.

A large amount of talks take place in Dublin’s Libraries throughout the week and the full list is here:
dublinfestivalofhistory.ie/programme/programme-2015-2-2/ There are too many events to list them individually!

Children events are here: dublinfestivalofhistory.ie/programme/programme-2015-2/

dublinfestivalofhistory.ie

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Sat 26 Sep

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

Ayotzinapa: One Year On – Commemoration & Protest

12:00, Sat 26 Sep

Mexican Embassy, 19 Raglan Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

On 26 September 2014, 43 students from a teacher-training college were participating in a demonstration when they were rounded up by the police and – according to reports – handed over to Guerreros Unidos, a criminal gang of drug traffickers. They were never seen again. Their disappearance is showing what a close cooperation exists between the state including the police and paramilitary drug gangs, despite the alleged “war on drugs”.

The Latin America Solidarity Centre has organised a demonstration at the Mexican Embassy to express solidarity and demand justice for the 43.

lasc.ie/content/ayotzinapa-43-reasons-demand-justice

Ha’penny Flea Market

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 26 Sep

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/

Oktoberfest 2015

12:00, Sat 26 Sep

George’s Dock, IFSC, Dublin 1

The hugely popular Oktoberfest in Dublin takes place from 17 Sept – 04 Oct again. It is a German Beer Festival with Erdinger Weissbräu Beer (including alcohol-free wheat beer), lots of German Bavarian Food and authentic Bavarian music.

Opening hours are Mon-Thurs 12:00-23:30, Fri+Sat: 12:00-00:30, Sun 12:00-22:30.

The best place to experience the festival is in the Festival Tent on the platform in George’s Dock. But because the yearly festival is soo popular, there are at times long queues due to severe admission restrictions (quantity of people). Last year the queues already started at 17:30. Luckily around George’s Dock are more food and drink stalls so that you don’t HAVE to be in the Festival tent to enjoy the event. Pre-booking is possible, but check the cost.

Admission is free, but after 22:00 an odd meal voucher system kicks in: You will have to buy a wristband for EUR 6 that gives you a EUR 5 food voucher (and 1 Euro goes to charity). Allegedly licensing rules force them to do that, but have we heard of any other events or pubs where you need to buy meal vouchers?

I get my yearly fix of Bavarian food at the Oktoberfest. The Schweinshaxn (pigs trotter) is a must for me, but just once a year. ;-)

www.oktoberfest-dublin.de/

Ranelagh Garden Party

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 26 Sep

Ranelagh Gardens, Dublin 6

The finale of the Ranelagh Ars Festival is a 2-day Garden party on Saturday and Sunday:

Saturday
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12:00-14:00 Face painters, balloon sculptors, White Crane Tai Chi and Kung Fu demonstrations, pilates, soccer, GAA, salsa and zumba, giant games, remote control boats
14:00-14:50 John Walsh – Flamenco Guitarist
15:00-15:30 Suzanne Savage – Folk, Soul
16:45-18:00 Chris Meehan and his Redneck Friends – 10 piece band
After the Garden Party on Saturday and Sunday Poi / fire dancers will perform from 20:00-21:00 on the Arts Centre balcony and on the Ranelagh Triangle.

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Sunday
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14:00 Angel Hannigan – Singer/Song Writer
15:00 The Roof Rabbits – Texas Swing/Cajun/Country
16:30 The Deans – Rock/Folk/Pop
After the Garden Party on Saturday and Sunday Poi / fire dancers will perform from 20:00-21:00 on the Arts Centre balcony and on the Ranelagh Triangle.

www.ranelagharts.org/upcoming-events/4588261656

SECRET – Nothing To See Here – Science Gallery Exhibition

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 26 Sep

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

The current exhibition in the Science Gallery (08 Aug – 01 Nov) is called “SECRET – Nothing To See Here” and explores Privacy, Surveillance and Espionage.

Once again it is a really interesting exhibition, that has some intriguing, fascinating and revealing exhibits. Be prepared to do a good bit of reading to understand the background of the exhibits OR get one of the well informed and extremely helpful mediators to explain the details to you.

I would say that SECRET is for a slightly older audience (maybe 16+), but there are plenty of things that younger children will get as well if you make the effort to explain it to them.

From an airport-style security conveyor belt that records what you have in your pocket; via a Wifi traffic eavesdropping device (Transparency Grenade); a secret handshake training device; books full of stolen passwords (you might find yours!?); a Crypto Bar where you can download cryptographic software, a privacy wall that hides your identity to an installation with notepads where the lines are microprinted lists of Iraqi civilian victims of the Iraq war, you will find lots of interesting secrets.

The Science Gallery has very visitor friendly opening hours of Tue-Fri 12:00-20:00 and Sat+Sun 12:00-18:00, so there are no excuses! ;-) Admission is free.

dublin.sciencegallery.com/secret/

Indian Film Festival

12:30, Sat 26 Sep

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

The 6th Indian Film Festival is running from Fri 25 – Sun 27 Sept. Film Screenings are in general not free, but I found two screenings that are free, thanks to the Pearse Street Library:

+ Sat 12:30: Saankal (Shackle) – Drama about Northern India where older women are forced to marry young boys.
+ Sat 14:30: NH10 – Indian Crime Thriller
Both films are in Hindi with English subtitles.

The films are suitable for adults. Booking is not required and more information can be found on the website below.

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-culture-dublin-city-public-libraries-and-archive-events/indian-film-festival

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Sat 26 Sep

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/

Conor McPherson: A Critical Interview – Dublin Theatre Festival

13:00, Sat 26 Sep

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

Arts Tonight with Vincent Woods is RTÉ Radio 1’s weekly culture and art programme. In association with the Dublin Theatre Festival, Arts Tonight will record two programmes of in-depth interviews and discussions before live audiences, hosted by Vincent Woods.

To coincide with the Irish premiere of Conor McPherson’s award-winning play The Night Alive, Arts Tonight will host this in-depth interview with the playwright.

Admission is free, but booking via 01 677 8899 or in person at Dublin Theatre Festival Box Office, 44 East Essex Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

dublintheatrefestival.com/Online/RTE_Arts_Tonight

German Navy Ship in Dublin – Open Day?

13:00 – 17:00, Sat 26 Sep

Sir John Rogerson’s Quay, Dublin 2

The 90m long 1850 tonne German Navy Vessel “Ludwigshafen am Rhein” was meant to visit Dun Laoghaire this weekend (from 25-28 September), but diverted instead to Dublin.

Originally it was also planned that there would be two Open Ship events on Saturday (13:00-17:00) and Sunday (14:00-16:00), but it is not clear if these two opportunities to visit the ship will still be there. But check it out, there is still a good chance.

Admission is free.

At the same time one of the most modern vessesls of the British Royal Navy is also in Dublin Port. The HMS Duncan will, however, not let you on board.

afloat.ie/port-news/naval-visits

1916 Walking Tour of Ranelagh – James Connolly Heron

14:00, Sat 26 Sep

Ranelagh (various locations)

James Connolly Heron, great grandson of James Connolly, will lead a walk pointing out the numerous and fascinating links Ranelagh has with 1916 and the War of Independence.

Meeting point is the Triangle in Ranelagh. It seems admission for this tour is free.

www.ranelagharts.org/upcoming-events/4588261656

Let’s Walk & Talk: Rathgar

14:00, Sat 26 Sep

Herzog Park, Orwell Road, Rathgar

Take a tour through Rathgar with historian Pat Liddy at this launch of the “Rathgar Walking Trail Map & Guide” which has been developed by Rathgar Residents Association in partnership with Dublin City Council. Uncover the area’s rich history and enjoy some stories along the way.

Meet at the Herzog Park in Rathgar. Admission is free.

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-community-community-and-social-development-service/lets-walk-and-talk

March for Choice – Protest

14:00, Sat 26 Sep

Garden of Remembrance, Parnell Square, Dublin 1

The “March for Choice” by the Abortion Rights Campaign is happening on Saturday. It will leave the Garden of Remembrance at 14:00, but unforutnately I couldn’t find where it will go to. People taking part are asked to bring suitcases (with wheels) to express that women that seek an abortion have to travel abroad for it due to Irish laws.

And after the Protest March you are invited to The Complex in Little Green Street, Dublin 7. Find out the whole post-March programme here.

www.abortionrightscampaign.ie/2015/08/13/4th-annual-march-for-choice/

Pilates Performance – Open Day

14:00 – 18:00, Sat 26 Sep

Pilates Performance, Unit 11/12 Grange Retail Park, Grange Road, Rathfarnham

Pilates Performance in Rathfarnham (near Marlay Park and above Lidl) are inviting you to an Open Day in their studio. There will be free 30 min taster classes between 14:00 and 18:00 and everyone is welcome to take part. Bringt he whole family, but call on 01-4957797 to make sure that there is still space.

www.ppireland.com

The Dahlia Show

14:00 – 17:00, Sat 26 Sep

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

The Royal Horticultural Society of Ireland is inviting to their Dahlia Show in the Teak House of the National Botanic Garden. The event will be on Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free.

www.botanicgardens.ie/news/events.htm

“My Favourites” – Dublin City Walking Tour

14:30 – 16:30, Sat 26 Sep

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/

Sculpture in Chaos – Children’s Workshop

14:30 – 16:30, Sat 26 Sep

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

A series of fun drop-in workshops will take place on Saturdays during the Sculpture in Context exhibition in the new Children’s Garden. Children from 6 years of age can make a dragonfly, butterfly or unique piece of their own, using simple, natural and recycled materials.

Admission is free. The event takes place in the Education Garden.

www.botanicgardens.ie/news/events.htm

Family Workshop – National Gallery

15:00 – 16:00, Sat 26 Sep

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

The theme of this week’s Family Workshop for kids aged 4-10 is “NGI Superheroes”. Admission is free, but places are limited.

nationalgallery.ie/en/whatson/Families/Family_Programme/26-September.aspx

Sculpture in Context Guided Walk

15:00, Sat 26 Sep

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

For the duration of the Sculpture in Context exhibition you can join one of the artists for a guided tour. Admission is free.

www.botanicgardens.ie/news/events.htm

Energy Efficiency for your Heritage Building – Talk

16:00, Sat 26 Sep

Sandford Parish Church, Ranelagh, Dublin 6

The talk will give a background to heritage and heritage policy in Ireland and it will give a few international case studies and will use recent research and strategies to consider when making your home more energy efficient.

Peter Cox is an international expert on the conservation of historic buildings and Energy Retro Fit of heritage and Traditional Buildings.

www.ranelagharts.org/upcoming-events/4588261656

Medicinal Plants – Guided Walk

16:00, Sat 26 Sep

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

A guided tour of the National Botanic Gardens’ medicinal plant collections will tell you more about the op ium dens of Europe, delve in the Battle of Clontarf and discover why Oliver Cromwell chose to die of malaria.

Admissionis free. Meet at the Visitor Centre.

www.botanicgardens.ie/news/events.htm

Women to Blame – Exhibition & Events

16:00 – 23:00, Sat 26 Sep

The Complex, 15 Little Green Street, Dublin 7

The organisers explain:

“Women to Blame is multi-media exhibition at The Complex in Dublin as part of the March for Choice Afters programme which coincides with the 2015 Global Day of Action for Access to Abortion. Hosted by the Abortion Rights Campaign and co-curated by Re(al)-Productive Health, our collective aim is to contextualise the ongoing struggle for sexual liberation and access to contraception and abortion in Ireland through this important historical lens.”

Admission is free.

In addition to the exhibition there will also be a Post-Protest March programme of events in the same venue. Find out more information on the wesbite below.

www.abortionrightscampaign.ie/event/the-afters-after-the-march-for-choice-2015/

A Girl is a Girl – Aga Grandowicz – Exhibition

17:00 – 19:00, Sat 26 Sep

Polish Social and Cultural Association (POSK), 20 Fitzwilliam Place, Dublin 2

Artist Aga Grandowicz is exhibiting her drawings “A Girl is a Girl”, which was inspired by the short film “Testimony” by Kamila Dydyna. The film addresses topics of domestic violence and alcoholism seen through the eyes of a child who’s brought to a court in order to testify against her father. Aga’s drawings are in the style of a court room sketch.

Admission is free. The exhibition is open on Saturday and Sunday from 17:00-19:00.

aga-grandowicz.com/a-girl-is-a-girl-is-a-girl-exhibition-of-my-drawings/

All Ireland Football Championship Clondalkin Parade

17:00, Sat 26 Sep

Clondalkin (various locations)

The “All Ireland Football Championship 2015 Clondalkin Homecoming Parade” (what a name!) is taking place on Saturday. It will start at the Round Tower GAA Club pitches at Monastery Road and will travel through the village to the Round Tower GAA Club at Convent Road.

Admission is free, but the GAA Club grounds will be for members only.

This Changes Everything – Film Screening

17:30 – 21:30, Sat 26 Sep

Merrion Square, Dublin 2

An Open Air screening of the climate change awareness film “This Changes Everything”, which is based on Naomi Klein’s book, will take place in Merrion Square. And it seems that admission is free.

The film will be screened by Happenings in association with Stop Climate Chaos.

Gates open at 17:30 and the film will start at 19:45

www.facebook.com/events/343547919258334/

Dun Laoghaire Tribute Music Festival

19:30, Sat 26 Sep

Dun Laoghaire (various locations)

The Dun Laoghaire Tribute Music Festival (25-27 Sept) will bring 16 Tribute music shows to 10 venues in Dun Laoghaire. Some are free and others are not. The full list is awkwardly presented on this Facebook Page, but for all Dublin Event Guide readers, the six free shows on Saturday and Sunday are listed below.

Sat 26 Sept
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+ Juan José Manzano – Tribute to Flamenco – 19:30 Gourmet Food Parlour, 7 Cumberland Street
+ Liam Byrne – The Christy Moore Songbook – 21:00 Royal Marine Hotel, Marine Road
+ Phil & Steve – Tribute to Rhythm&Blues – 21:30 McLoughlin’s Bar, 73 Upper George’s Street
+ Whole Lotta Voltage – Tribute to AC/DC – 21:30 Gilbert & Wright, 128 Lower George’s Street

Sun 27 Sept
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+ Mad Fantastic – Tribute to Bruce Springsteen – 18:00 McKenna’s, 8 Wellington Street
+ Leo O Kelly & Garvan Gallagher – Tribute to Donovan – 19:00 Mc Loughlin’s Bar, 73 Upper George’s Street

www.facebook.com/DunLaoghaireTributeFestival

Milo McMahon – Gig

20:00, Sat 26 Sep

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

Milo McMhaon will play an Alt Folk/Rock ‘n’ Roll gig in the Harbour Bar.

Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/milo-mcmahon-event

Saturday Night Live – The Wine Cave

20:00 – 22:30, Sat 26 Sep

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

Being Wrong is Right with Robert Coyle – Comedy

20:30 – 21:30, Sat 26 Sep

Accents Coffee & Tea Lounge, 23 Stephen Street Lower, Dublin 2

Robert Coyle is performing his new show “Being Wrong is Right with Robert Coyle” in Accents Cafe.

Doors open at 20:00, the show starts at 20:30 and finishes at 22:00.

Admission is free, but donations are welcome.

www.facebook.com/events/747095845419057/

Ditch Cassidy – Rock & Soul Gig

20:30, Sat 26 Sep

The Salty Dog, 16 Strand Street, Skerries, Co. Dublin

Ditch Cassidy is fronting bands since approx. 1965 and he is still a great performer, singing Rock, Soul and Blues. He will be in the Salty Dog in Skerries on Saturday for a gig. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/thesaltydogskerries

The Solely Blues Club with Peter Price – Gig

20:30, Sat 26 Sep

Arthur’s Pub, 28 Thomas Street, Dublin 8

The Solely Blues Club is normally an open mic night, but this time it will be a special event with guitarist and singer Bluesman Peter Brice, who is an outstanding guitar player.

Admission is EUR 10, but if you mention the “Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events)” you get in for free!! If there are any issues, ask for Conall and he will sort all problems. ;-)

www.facebook.com/events/1618825821713007/

900 Club – Open Deck Night

21:00, Sat 26 Sep

East Side Tavern, 104-105 Leeson Street Lower, Dublin 2

The East Side Tavern runs an interesting event every month. It is am Open Deck event, where invited DJs and Music enthusiasts to play their favourite old Records and CDs.

This month, the confirmed DJs are Nialler9, Peter Breach, Polly M Love, Richard Moloney, Neasa Ni Aolain, Gary ‘Gaz’ Murphy, Al Condon, Roger Quail, Cathal Seoige, Paul Deegan.

Admission is free.

Jazz on the Green

21:00 – 23:30, Sat 26 Sep

The Fitzwilliam Hotel Dublin, St. Stephen’s Green

Jazz on the Green is now provided every Saturday in the bar of the Fitzwilliam Hotel. Admission is free.

This week Tania Notaro (vocals) will perform.

www.fitzwilliamhoteldublin.com/

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Sat 26 Sep

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 Buzzmonkeys – Gig

21:00, Sat 26 Sep

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

The Buzzmonkeys are for a gig in the Mezz and it seems admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/840504346061522/

Squarehead – Gig

22:30, Sat 26 Sep

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Squarehead will play a gig in the Midnight Hour Slot in Whelan’s and admission is free before 22:30 or if you sign up for the guest list.

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

Wunderlust – Gig

23:55, Sat 26 Sep

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

Wunderlust are in the Mezz for a gig in the midnight slot. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/mezzdublin

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Belgard Weekend Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 27 Sep

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

Farmleigh House Food Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 27 Sep

Farmleigh House, Castleknock end of Phoenix Park, Dublin 15

Another food market is taking place at Farmleigh House this Sunday and it is the final market in the Summer Programme at Farmleigh House.

On the bandstand Niamh Lynn will sing Country & Western Music from 14:00-16:00.

www.farmleigh.ie/events/Title,34471,en.html

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 27 Sep

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

Marlay Park Market

10:00 – 16:00, Sun 27 Sep

Marlay Park, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16

The County Council Market (CoCo) in Marlay Park is taking place every Saturday and Sunday. You will find a wide range of products. There will be food to eat there and food to cook at home but also crafts and arts and books and lots more.

www.dlrcoco.ie/markets

Merrion Square Open Air Gallery

10:00 – 18:30, Sun 27 Sep

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/

Sculpture in Context – Exhibition

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 27 Sep

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

Sculpture in Context is Ireland’s largest outdoor sculpture exhibition and it is a brilliant exhibition in the beautiful surroundings of the National Botanic Gardens, Some of Ireland’s best artists are showing new work and the sculptures are displayed throughout the gardens, ponds, Great Palm House and Curvilinear Range, with the smaller works exhibited in the in the gallery in the Visitors Centre.

On Saturdays you will have the opportunity to join the artists for a guided tour through the exhibits.

The exhibition opened on 03 Sept and will run until Fri 16 October.

www.sculptureincontext.com/

The Dahlia Show

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 27 Sep

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

The Royal Horticultural Society of Ireland is inviting to their Dahlia Show in the Teak House of the National Botanic Garden. The event will be on Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free.

www.botanicgardens.ie/news/events.htm

Dublin Flea Market

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 27 Sep

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

The next Dublin Flea Market is taking place in the Food Co-op, 12 Newmarket, just off Cork Street, Dublin 8 on Sun from 11:00-17:00. The flea market takes place every last Sunday of the month and admission is free. For more information or if you want to sell your own stuff, check out www.dublinflea.ie

“A bizarre bazaar of vintage clothing, bric-a-brac and what nots, old and new. Stalls include hand-made goods, art, jewelry, furniture, records and lots more unwanted items that may just be your treasure!”
The Co-op Hall is wheelchair accessible and lots of free parking spaces are right outside the door.

www.facebook.com/pages/The-Dublin-Flea-Market/144081015625205

Dun Laoghaire Market

11:00 – 16:00, Sun 27 Sep

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 27 Sep

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

People’s Art Exhibition

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 27 Sep

St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2

Five times this year the “People’s Art 2015″ exhibition will take place. It is an art exhibition on the rails/fence of St. Stephen’s Green.

(If you want to exhibit at one of the events in the future, check the website for cost and conditions.)

Visiting the People’s Art Exhibition is free and you will be able to admire (and buy) a huge amount of art works. The event starts close to 11:00 and typically finishes around 17:00, it runs from Friday until Sunday with the main activity on Saturday and Sunday.

People’s Art Dublin is a voluntary, part time, non profit making group, brought together by Dublin City Council to promote the visual arts to the public of Dublin.

A huge variety of art/paintings are displayed and if the weather is nice it is a great art-filled stroll around Stephen’s Green. Definitely recommended!

www.peoplesart.ie/

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Sun 27 Sep

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 27 Sep

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/

Dublin Harvest Festival

12:00 – 18:00, Sun 27 Sep

Heritage Garden, Donnybrook, Dublin 4

A Harvest Festival event, organised by the Dublin Community Growers takes place in the Heritage Community Gardenin Donnybrook.

There will be:
Live Music, Face Painting, Speaker’s Corner, Stalls selling their wares, Seed Savers Ireland, Seed Sowing, Bulb Planting.
Community Gardens selling fresh vegetables, herbs.
Demonstration of Composting, Green Manure, Use of Comfrey, Seed Sowing, Planning & planting a Winter Garden, Children’s seed bombs etc.

Admission is free.

dublincommunitygrowers.ie/

Oktoberfest 2015

12:00, Sun 27 Sep

George’s Dock, IFSC, Dublin 1

The hugely popular Oktoberfest in Dublin takes place from 17 Sept – 04 Oct again. It is a German Beer Festival with Erdinger Weissbräu Beer (including alcohol-free wheat beer), lots of German Bavarian Food and authentic Bavarian music.

Opening hours are Mon-Thurs 12:00-23:30, Fri+Sat: 12:00-00:30, Sun 12:00-22:30.

The best place to experience the festival is in the Festival Tent on the platform in George’s Dock. But because the yearly festival is soo popular, there are at times long queues due to severe admission restrictions (quantity of people). Last year the queues already started at 17:30. Luckily around George’s Dock are more food and drink stalls so that you don’t HAVE to be in the Festival tent to enjoy the event. Pre-booking is possible, but check the cost.

Admission is free, but after 22:00 an odd meal voucher system kicks in: You will have to buy a wristband for EUR 6 that gives you a EUR 5 food voucher (and 1 Euro goes to charity). Allegedly licensing rules force them to do that, but have we heard of any other events or pubs where you need to buy meal vouchers?

I get my yearly fix of Bavarian food at the Oktoberfest. The Schweinshaxn (pigs trotter) is a must for me, but just once a year. ;-)

www.oktoberfest-dublin.de/

Ranelagh Garden Party

12:00 – 18:00, Sun 27 Sep

Ranelagh Gardens, Dublin 6

The finale of the Ranelagh Ars Festival is a 2-day Garden party on Saturday and Sunday:

Saturday
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12:00-14:00 Face painters, balloon sculptors, White Crane Tai Chi and Kung Fu demonstrations, pilates, soccer, GAA, salsa and zumba, giant games, remote control boats
14:00-14:50 John Walsh – Flamenco Guitarist
15:00-15:30 Suzanne Savage – Folk, Soul
16:45-18:00 Chris Meehan and his Redneck Friends – 10 piece band
After the Garden Party on Saturday and Sunday Poi / fire dancers will perform from 20:00-21:00 on the Arts Centre balcony and on the Ranelagh Triangle.

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Sunday
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14:00 Angel Hannigan – Singer/Song Writer
15:00 The Roof Rabbits – Texas Swing/Cajun/Country
16:30 The Deans – Rock/Folk/Pop
After the Garden Party on Saturday and Sunday Poi / fire dancers will perform from 20:00-21:00 on the Arts Centre balcony and on the Ranelagh Triangle.

www.ranelagharts.org/upcoming-events/4588261656

SECRET – Nothing To See Here – Science Gallery Exhibition

12:00 – 18:00, Sun 27 Sep

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

The current exhibition in the Science Gallery (08 Aug – 01 Nov) is called “SECRET – Nothing To See Here” and explores Privacy, Surveillance and Espionage.

Once again it is a really interesting exhibition, that has some intriguing, fascinating and revealing exhibits. Be prepared to do a good bit of reading to understand the background of the exhibits OR get one of the well informed and extremely helpful mediators to explain the details to you.

I would say that SECRET is for a slightly older audience (maybe 16+), but there are plenty of things that younger children will get as well if you make the effort to explain it to them.

From an airport-style security conveyor belt that records what you have in your pocket; via a Wifi traffic eavesdropping device (Transparency Grenade); a secret handshake training device; books full of stolen passwords (you might find yours!?); a Crypto Bar where you can download cryptographic software, a privacy wall that hides your identity to an installation with notepads where the lines are microprinted lists of Iraqi civilian victims of the Iraq war, you will find lots of interesting secrets.

The Science Gallery has very visitor friendly opening hours of Tue-Fri 12:00-20:00 and Sat+Sun 12:00-18:00, so there are no excuses! ;-) Admission is free.

dublin.sciencegallery.com/secret/

Sunday at Noon – Classical Concerts

12:00 – 13:00, Sun 27 Sep

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 the RTE Contempo Quartet with Ishay Shaer (piano) performing works from Haydn and Dvorak.

www.hughlane.ie/past-sunday-concerts/1377-sundaysnoon-rte-contempo-quartetishay-shaer

The Dublin Festival of History – Talks

12:00, Sun 27 Sep

Dublin (various locations)

The Dublin Festival of History 2015 takes place from 25 Sept until 11 October. A large number of talks will be in the Printworks building in the lower court yard of Dublin Castle (former Revenue Commissioner), some other events will be in Dublin’s Libraries, in City Hall, Mansion House and a few other venues.

Most events are free, but booking is required for a good few of them and some are booked out. Here are a few that still have free tickets available (I had to shorten some titles a little.). They all take place in the Printworks building at Dublin Castle:

+ Sat 11:00: Bloody Sunday 1920: The day that shook Dublin – More info here.
+ Sat 13:00: Belfast Boys: Unionists and Nationalists together in World War I – with Richard Grayson More info here.
+ Sat 15:00: KL: A history of the Nazi Concentration camps – with Nikolaus Wachsmann. More info here.
+ Sat 17:00: Lord Edward Fitzgerald & “Faithful Tony”- the story of Tony Small – with Stella Tillyard More info here.
+ Sun 12:00: The German War: a nation under arms – with Nicholas Stargardt. More Info here
+ Sun 14:00: Napoleon the Great – with Andrew Roberts. More info here.
+ Sun 16:00: The Silk Roads: A New History of the World – with Peter Frankopan. More info here.
+ Sun 18:00: Fascinating Footnotes from History – with Giles Milton. More info here.

The full progranme can be downloaded here.

A large amount of talks take place in Dublin’s Libraries throughout the week and the full list is here:
dublinfestivalofhistory.ie/programme/programme-2015-2-2/ There are too many events to list them individually!

Children events are here: dublinfestivalofhistory.ie/programme/programme-2015-2/

dublinfestivalofhistory.ie

World Vegetarian Day Festival 2015

12:00 – 17:00, Sun 27 Sep

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

The Vegetarian Society of Ireland invites to their World Vegetarian Day Festival in St. Andrew’s Resource Centre in Pearse Street.

There will be food stalls, Vegetarian speed dating (at 14:30) and a variety of talks.

The talks will take place upstairs and the schedule is:
+ 12:45: Hannah Hogan (Zoology graduate + Veterinary medicine student): “Behind closed doors: The Modern Irish Farm”.
+ 13:30: Writer and novelist Oran Ryan: “A Modest Proposal about Eating Animals”
+ 14:30 Tobias Leenaert (founder + former director of Belgian non profit organisation EVA): “Making compassion easier: a strategy for achieving vegan critical mass”.
+ 15:45: World Vegetarian Day Panel Discussion: ‘The Future of the Animal Movement’

www.facebook.com/events/439435589593622/

Drop-In Drawing Session – Chester Beatty Library

13:00 – 15:00, Sun 27 Sep

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

Learn drawing techniques, including line drawing, shading, perspective and decoration during this informal Drop-in session.

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

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

German Navy Ship in Dublin – Open Day?

13:00 – 17:00, Sun 27 Sep

Sir John Rogerson’s Quay, Dublin 2

The 90m long 1850 tonne German Navy Vessel “Ludwigshafen am Rhein” was meant to visit Dun Laoghaire this weekend (from 25-28 September), but diverted instead to Dublin.

Originally it was also planned that there would be two Open Ship events on Saturday (13:00-17:00) and Sunday (14:00-16:00), but it is not clear if these two opportunities to visit the ship will still be there. But check it out, there is still a good chance.

Admission is free.

At the same time one of the most modern vessesls of the British Royal Navy is also in Dublin Port. The HMS Duncan will, however, not let you on board.

afloat.ie/port-news/naval-visits

Support the Dublin Event Guide – Buy your books here!

13:00, Sun 27 Sep

Dublin (various locations)

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Dublin Sketchers – Sunday Meet-up

14:00, Sun 27 Sep

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/

Stella Bass Jazz Trio

14:00 – 16:00, Sun 27 Sep

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

Upper Ranelagh Historical Walk – Sally Corcoran

14:00, Sun 27 Sep

Ranelagh (various locations)

At this walk, you will be exploring events and people in Ranelagh over the centuries. With Sally Corcoran. Admission is free. Meet at the Triangle in Ranelagh.

www.ranelagharts.org/upcoming-events/4588261656

Family Drawing Sundays

14:30 – 16:30, Sun 27 Sep

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

Artist’s Tour: A Journey with Emmet Kane

15:00, Sun 27 Sep

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

Tour the exhibition “A Journey: Twenty Seven Years of the work of Irish Woodturner Emmet Kane” with the maker Emmet Kane and hear how he makes and what inspires his practice.

Admission is free. No booking required, places allocated on a first-come basis 15 minutes before talk starts. Suitable for adults and from 12 years of age.

www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx?eventID=4750

Museum Tour – National Print Museum

15:00 – 16:30, Sun 27 Sep

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

National Gallery Sunday Lecture

15:00, Sun 27 Sep

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

Today’s talk is “Conservation of Perugino’s ‘Lamentation over the Dead Christ'” with Lucia Fabbro, National Gallery of Ireland Conservation Department.

Admission is free.

nationalgallery.ie/en/whatson/Talks/Sunday_Talks/September27.aspx

Brian Keary plays Classical Guitar

16:00 – 17:00, Sun 27 Sep

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

A Girl is a Girl – Aga Grandowicz – Exhibition

17:00 – 19:00, Sun 27 Sep

Polish Social and Cultural Association (POSK), 20 Fitzwilliam Place, Dublin 2

Artist Aga Grandowicz is exhibiting her drawings “A Girl is a Girl”, which was inspired by the short film “Testimony” by Kamila Dydyna. The film addresses topics of domestic violence and alcoholism seen through the eyes of a child who’s brought to a court in order to testify against her father. Aga’s drawings are in the style of a court room sketch.

Admission is free. The exhibition is open on Saturday and Sunday from 17:00-19:00.

aga-grandowicz.com/a-girl-is-a-girl-is-a-girl-exhibition-of-my-drawings/

Dun Laoghaire Tribute Music Festival

18:00, Sun 27 Sep

Dun Laoghaire (various locations)

The Dun Laoghaire Tribute Music Festival (25-27 Sept) will bring 16 Tribute music shows to 10 venues in Dun Laoghaire. Some are free and others are not. The full list is awkwardly presented on this Facebook Page, but for all Dublin Event Guide readers, the six free shows on Saturday and Sunday are listed below.

Sat 26 Sept
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+ Juan José Manzano – Tribute to Flamenco – 19:30 Gourmet Food Parlour, 7 Cumberland Street
+ Liam Byrne – The Christy Moore Songbook – 21:00 Royal Marine Hotel, Marine Road
+ Phil & Steve – Tribute to Rhythm&Blues – 21:30 McLoughlin’s Bar, 73 Upper George’s Street
+ Whole Lotta Voltage – Tribute to AC/DC – 21:30 Gilbert & Wright, 128 Lower George’s Street

Sun 27 Sept
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+ Mad Fantastic – Tribute to Bruce Springsteen – 18:00 McKenna’s, 8 Wellington Street
+ Leo O Kelly & Garvan Gallagher – Tribute to Donovan – 19:00 Mc Loughlin’s Bar, 73 Upper George’s Street

www.facebook.com/DunLaoghaireTributeFestival

Sweeney’s Dixieland Jazzmen

18:30 – 20:30, Sun 27 Sep

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 27 Sep

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

Gardiner Street Gospel Choir Mass

19:30 – 20:30, Sun 27 Sep

St. Francis Xavier Church at the top of Gardiner Street, Dublin 1

The Gardiner Street Gospel Choir sings every Sunday from September to June at their “Gig in God’s Gaff”, a Mass in St. Francis Xavier Church at the top of Gardiner Street near the junction with Dorset Street.

The Gardiner Street Gospel Choir, one of the best known gospel choirs in Ireland will give you a chance to experience a mass with a difference. It is uplifting and inspiring and everybody is welcome independent from your level of religiousness or your relationship with the Catholic Church in other contexts.

Disclaimer: I am involved with the Gardiner Street Gospel Choir, so the description above MIGHT not be totally unbiased. But just take it from me, they are brilliant! ;-)

www.gardinerstreetgospelchoir.com

Aine Duffy – Gig

20:00, Sun 27 Sep

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

Aine Duffy will be in the Harbour Bar for a gig. Expect Rock, Funk and Soul. Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/aine-duff-event

Apollo Sessions

20:30, Sun 27 Sep

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 27 Sep

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

Kings of Dublin Blues – Gig

21:00, Sun 27 Sep

McSorley’s Pub, 3-5 Sandford Rd, Ranelagh

The Kings of Dublin Blues will play a collection of soul, R&B and blue. Admission is free.

www.ranelagharts.org/upcoming-events/4588261656

Rhythm Rocker

21:00, Sun 27 Sep

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

Billy Treacy & The Ha’Penny Heads

21:30, Sun 27 Sep

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 27 Sep

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

The Dublin Blues Cartel – Gig

22:30, Sun 27 Sep

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

The Dublin Blues Cartel will be in Whelan’s again and will perform mostly a version of New Orleans R’n’B with a classic rock twist, sandwiched with swing, Rock’n’Roll, Soul, Funk, Blues and rap of all eras. Admission is free.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/live-from-the-window-w-the-dublin-blues-cartel-32/

The 68s – Gig

23:00, Sun 27 Sep

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

The 68s will play the last gig of the week in the Mezz and their goal is to blow you away (or into the new week). ;-)

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/mezzdublin

Lunar Eclipse Watch

23:55, Sun 27 Sep

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

A Lunar Eclipse will happen on Sunday night and Astronomy Ireland are setting up the most powerful telescopes in Ireland, to show you the Moon in addition to lots of other night sky objects.

The event will take place at 02:00 in the night from Sunday to Monday and everybody is invited to come to the Astronomy Ireland HQ no matter how the weather is. There will be expert advise and information, free posters, back issues of the Astronomy Ireland magazine and refreshments. To find out more about the event you can call 086 06 46 555.

Admission is free and booking is not necessary.

If it is cloudy, a telescope exhibition and workshop will be held demonstrating how to use telescopes and a short talk will be given.

www.astronomy.ie/eclipsewatch201509.php

Monday 28 Sep

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The Dublin Festival of History – Talks

10:00, Mon 28 Sep

Dublin (various locations)

The Dublin Festival of History 2015 takes place from 25 Sept until 11 October. The main event was on Saturday and Sunday in the Printworks building in the lower court yard of Dublin Castle (former Revenue Commissioner). But the events in the other venues, es, like Dublin’s Libraries, in City Hall, Mansion House will continue. The full progranme can be downloaded here.

A large amount of talks take place in Dublin’s Libraries throughout the week and the full list is here:
dublinfestivalofhistory.ie/programme/programme-2015-2-2/
There are too many events to list them individually!

Children events are here: dublinfestivalofhistory.ie/programme/programme-2015-2/

dublinfestivalofhistory.ie

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Mon 28 Sep

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

Oktoberfest 2015

12:00, Mon 28 Sep

George’s Dock, IFSC, Dublin 1

The hugely popular Oktoberfest in Dublin takes place from 17 Sept – 04 Oct again. It is a German Beer Festival with Erdinger Weissbräu Beer (including alcohol-free wheat beer), lots of German Bavarian Food and authentic Bavarian music.

Opening hours are Mon-Thurs 12:00-23:30, Fri+Sat: 12:00-00:30, Sun 12:00-22:30.

The best place to experience the festival is in the Festival Tent on the platform in George’s Dock. But because the yearly festival is soo popular, there are at times long queues due to severe admission restrictions (quantity of people). Last year the queues already started at 17:30. Luckily around George’s Dock are more food and drink stalls so that you don’t HAVE to be in the Festival tent to enjoy the event.

Admission is free, but after 22:00 an odd meal voucher system kicks in: You will have to buy a wristband for EUR 6 that gives you a EUR 5 food voucher (and 1 Euro goes to charity). Allegedly licensing rules force them to do that.

www.oktoberfest-dublin.de/

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Mon 28 Sep

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/

Celebrating the Centenary of So Chongju – Talk

18:30, Mon 28 Sep

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

“Celebrating the Centenary of So Chongju, Korea’s Premier 20th Century Poet” by Prof Kevin O’Rourke (Kyunghee University, Seoul) is a talk in the Trinity Centre for Asian Studies Public Lecture Series.

Admission seems to be free.

www.tcd.ie/trinitylongroomhub/events/details/2016/2015-16asian_studies_series.php

Hubble Space Telescope: History STILL in the making

20:00, Mon 28 Sep

Ely House, 8 Ely Place, Dublin 2

“The Hubble Space Telescope: A history STILL in the making” by Seanie Morris is the opening talk of the autumn season in the Irish Astronomical Scoiety. Admission is free.

“Hubble’s launch and deployment in April 1990 marked the most significant advance in astronomy since Galileo’s telescope. Our view of the universe and our place within it has never been the same. This talk celebrates the achievement since its launch and brings us right up to date on its ongoing contribution.”

www.irishastrosoc.org/

Song Cycle

20:00, Mon 28 Sep

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 28 Sep

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 28 Sep

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 28 Sep

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

Trad Sessions

21:00 – 23:30, Mon 28 Sep

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

An Open Trad Music Session is taking place every Monday in Mother Reilly’s. Admission is free.

dublinsessions.ie/mother-reillys/

Donal Kirk & Anto Drennan – Gig

21:30, Mon 28 Sep

JJ Smith’s Jazz & Blues Club, 12 Aungier Street, Dublin 2

Donal Kirk and Anto Drennan are playing music from Lowell George Little Feat, Bonnie Raitt, Free, Bad Company, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Beatles, Bobby Bland, Vince Gill, Ray Charles, Etta James, Elvis, Ry Cooder, Dobie Gray, Guy Clarke, early ZZ Top, Dave Edmunds, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Willie Nelson.

Admission is free.

www.jjsmyths.com/gigs/mondays/767-donal-kirk-and-anto-drennan-11.html

Tuesday 29 Sep

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The Dublin Festival of History – Talks

10:00, Tue 29 Sep

Dublin (various locations)

The Dublin Festival of History 2015 takes place from 25 Sept until 11 October. The main event was on Saturday and Sunday in the Printworks building in the lower court yard of Dublin Castle (former Revenue Commissioner). But the events in the other venues, es, like Dublin’s Libraries, in City Hall, Mansion House will continue. The full progranme can be downloaded here.

A large amount of talks take place in Dublin’s Libraries throughout the week and the full list is here:
dublinfestivalofhistory.ie/programme/programme-2015-2-2/
There are too many events to list them individually!

Children events are here: dublinfestivalofhistory.ie/programme/programme-2015-2/

dublinfestivalofhistory.ie

National Gallery Tuesday Lecture

10:30 – 11:15, Tue 29 Sep

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

The Tuesday lecture is a “Special Hennessy Portrait Commission Talk” with Jim Lockhart (RTÉ) in conversation with artist Nick Miller and musician Dónal Lunny.

Admission is free.

nationalgallery.ie/en/whatson/Talks/Tuesday_Talks/September29.aspx

“My Favourites” – Dublin City Walking Tour

11:30 – 13:30, Tue 29 Sep

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 29 Sep

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

Oktoberfest 2015

12:00, Tue 29 Sep

George’s Dock, IFSC, Dublin 1

The hugely popular Oktoberfest in Dublin takes place from 17 Sept – 04 Oct again. It is a German Beer Festival with Erdinger Weissbräu Beer (including alcohol-free wheat beer), lots of German Bavarian Food and authentic Bavarian music.

Opening hours are Mon-Thurs 12:00-23:30, Fri+Sat: 12:00-00:30, Sun 12:00-22:30.

The best place to experience the festival is in the Festival Tent on the platform in George’s Dock. But because the yearly festival is soo popular, there are at times long queues due to severe admission restrictions (quantity of people). Last year the queues already started at 17:30. Luckily around George’s Dock are more food and drink stalls so that you don’t HAVE to be in the Festival tent to enjoy the event.

Admission is free, but after 22:00 an odd meal voucher system kicks in: You will have to buy a wristband for EUR 6 that gives you a EUR 5 food voucher (and 1 Euro goes to charity). Allegedly licensing rules force them to do that.

www.oktoberfest-dublin.de/

The Critical Take – Film Debate

18:30, Tue 29 Sep

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

The IFI Film Debate “The Critical Take” takes place in the last week of every month and in September the theme is “Murder, Mystery, Intrigue”.

Andrew Haigh’s “45 Years”, Abel Ferrara’s portrayal of the Italian filmmaker in Pasolini and the re-issue of “In Cold Blood” will be discussed and this month’s panellists are David Mullane (Marketing & Communications Officer at Project Arts Centre), Richard Drumm (writer and podcast host for Film Ireland) and Deirdre O’Reilly (IFI Press & Marketing Manager).

Admission is free, but booking is required via the IFI Box Office on 01 679 3477.

www.ifi.ie/film/the-critical-take-sep-2015-free-film-club/

The Family Court – Valerie Cox – Book Launch

18:30, Tue 29 Sep

Dubray Books, 36 Grafton Street, Dublin 2

Journalist and Broadcaster Valerie Cox will be launching her book “The Family Court” about her observations and reports from the Family Court in Dubray Books. Admission is free.

www.dubraybooks.ie/news-and-events

Of Mills and Millers – Palmerstown History Talk

19:30, Tue 29 Sep

The Coach House, Mill Lane/Old Lucan Road, Palmerstown

The Coach House in Stewarts Care is the venue for a talk by Aoife O’Connor. She will talk about
“Of Mills and Millers: The Industrial Heritage of Palmerstown”

Admission is free.

The talk is part of South Dublin Libraries’ Summer Heritage Events and it is listed on Page 11 of this PDF brochure.

And if the good people from South Dublin Libraries let me know next year about their seemingly impressive Summer of Heritage programme, I will kist more events from it. ;-)

www.southdublinlibraries.ie

Dublin Bluegrass Collective – Gig

20:00, Tue 29 Sep

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

Ukulele Tuesday

20:00 – 22:00, Tue 29 Sep

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

Blue Moon Folk and Blues – Gig

20:30, Tue 29 Sep

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 29 Sep

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 29 Sep

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

Pete Cummins – Gig

21:00, Tue 29 Sep

Leeson Lounge, 148 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4

Pete Cummins, Grammy award winning songwriter will play songs from his album “Crooked Highways”. Every Monday he and his band will be in the Leeson Lounge. Admission is free, donations are welcome.

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

Phoenix Big Band

21:00 – 23:00, Tue 29 Sep

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

Sober Lane Pub Quiz

21:00, Tue 29 Sep

Sober Lane D4, 82 Irishtown Road, Dublin 4

Every week there is a free pub quiz in Sober Lane, the new-ish pub in Irishtown. There are lots of other weekly events happening there too, check them out here.

www.soberlane.com/

The Lounge Quintet – Jazz Gig

21:00, Tue 29 Sep

Leeson Lounge, 148 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4

The Lounge Quintet plays this gig every Tuesday: Jazz Standards, Latin and Bebop. Often guest musicians and singers join them. Admission is free, donations are welcome.

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

Camden Sessions – Singer/Songwriter Night

21:30, Tue 29 Sep

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 29 Sep

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/

Wednesday 30 Sep

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The Dublin Festival of History – Talks

10:00, Wed 30 Sep

Dublin (various locations)

The Dublin Festival of History 2015 takes place from 25 Sept until 11 October. The main event was on Saturday and Sunday in the Printworks building in the lower court yard of Dublin Castle (former Revenue Commissioner). But the events in the other venues, es, like Dublin’s Libraries, in City Hall, Mansion House will continue. The full progranme can be downloaded here.

A large amount of talks take place in Dublin’s Libraries throughout the week and the full list is here:
dublinfestivalofhistory.ie/programme/programme-2015-2-2/
There are too many events to list them individually!

Children events are here: dublinfestivalofhistory.ie/programme/programme-2015-2/

dublinfestivalofhistory.ie

Cafe Drawing Session – Rua Red

11:00, Wed 30 Sep

Rua Red, South Dublin Arts Centre, Tallaght, D24

Did you ever want to give drawing a go? Or maybe you are a budding artist looking for like-minded people to draw with? The Creative Den in Rua Red runs free weekly drawing sessions on Wednesdays at 11:00 (02, 09, 16, 23, 30 Sept).

ruared.ie/

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Wed 30 Sep

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

Oktoberfest 2015

12:00, Wed 30 Sep

George’s Dock, IFSC, Dublin 1

The hugely popular Oktoberfest in Dublin takes place from 17 Sept – 04 Oct again. It is a German Beer Festival with Erdinger Weissbräu Beer (including alcohol-free wheat beer), lots of German Bavarian Food and authentic Bavarian music.

Opening hours are Mon-Thurs 12:00-23:30, Fri+Sat: 12:00-00:30, Sun 12:00-22:30.

The best place to experience the festival is in the Festival Tent on the platform in George’s Dock. But because the yearly festival is soo popular, there are at times long queues due to severe admission restrictions (quantity of people). Last year the queues already started at 17:30. Luckily around George’s Dock are more food and drink stalls so that you don’t HAVE to be in the Festival tent to enjoy the event.

Admission is free, but after 22:00 an odd meal voucher system kicks in: You will have to buy a wristband for EUR 6 that gives you a EUR 5 food voucher (and 1 Euro goes to charity). Allegedly licensing rules force them to do that.

www.oktoberfest-dublin.de/

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Wed 30 Sep

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/

Low priced books with free delivery!

13:00, Wed 30 Sep

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!

Havana International Language Exchange

16:30 – 19:30, Wed 30 Sep

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 Design Night – SOLD OUT

18:00 – 21:00, Wed 30 Sep

Dublin (various locations)

Image Interiors & Living (image.ie) and Yelp are organising the first Dublin Design Night for Wednesday 30 Sept.

From 18:00-21:00 a variety of design stores and creative businesses are open and run special events. The participating shops and venues are Appassionata Flowers, Article, Designist, Find, Indigo & Cloth, Industry, Irish Design Shop, Jam Art Factory, The Garden.

Find a map and more details on the website below.

Update: The event sounds great, a kind of Culture Night for Design Shops! But unfortunately you had to book tickets for this night and all tickets are gone. Pity!

image.ie/events/article/dublin-design-night-with-yelp-and-image-interiors-living/

2ha Magazine Launch Party

18:30, Wed 30 Sep

The Library Project, 4 Temple Bar, Dublin 2

2ha is a magazine that has a fascination for the suburbs and looks at different topics in connection with the suburbs. They are launching their 11th edition on Wednesday which has “Suburbs + Failure” as the topic and failedarchitecture.com is guest-editing this edition.

The launch party will be in the Library Project and everybody is invited. Admission is free and doughnuts are promised.

www.2ha.ie/

Genetically modified Golden Rice: a miracle in the making? – Talk

18:30 – 20:00, Wed 30 Sep

RDS Library, Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

The next talk in the RDS Library Speaker Series is by molecular geneticist David McConnell, who will lecture on “The story of genetically modified Golden Rice: a miracle in the making?”

“Genetic modification is a set of techniques invented in the 1970s. The technology will be explained and its impact assessed, especially in the production of Genetically Modified (GM) plants. The humanitarian Golden Rice Project will be described as an example of GM. It has been designed to relieve vitamin A deficiency which causes 500,000 new cases of blindness each year and kills more people than HIV or malaria.”

Admission is free, but booking is required via the website below.

www.rds.ie/cat_event_detail.jsp?itemID=1103879

Translating Elena Ferrante – Talk

18:30, Wed 30 Sep

Italian Institute of Culture, 11 Fitzwilliam Square East, Dublin 2

Ann Goldstein (editor at The New Yorker and translator of Elena Ferrante) will be in conversation with Enrica Maria Ferrara (Lecturer in Italian Literature and Culture at TCD).

The event is subtitled “An evening on translation, literature, languages and the Ferrante phenomenon”.

Admission is free, but booking is required via iicdublino@esteri.it

www.iicdublino.esteri.it/IIC_Dublino/webform/SchedaEvento.aspx?id=651&citta=Dublino

Undermajordomo Minor – Patrick deWitt – Book Reading

18:30, Wed 30 Sep

Dubray Books, 36 Grafton Street, Dublin 2

Patrick deWitt, author of the successful “The Sisters Brothers” will be reading from his funny new novel “Undermajordomo Minor”. The readong will be followed by a Q&A session. Admission is free.

www.dubraybooks.ie/news-and-events

Back Door Sessions – Open Mic Night

19:00, Wed 30 Sep

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

This is an open mic night every Wednesday. Arrive, sign up and play. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/sweeneysbar

The Heart Goes Last – Margaret Atwood

19:30, Wed 30 Sep

Royal Marine Hotel, Marine Road, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

Margaret Atwood will be in conversation with Paula Shields, discussing her new novel “The Heart Goes Last”. Admission is free.

www.dubraybooks.ie/news-and-events

Brand New Switcheroo – Roots Gig

20:00, Wed 30 Sep

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

The Roots Band “Brand New Switcharoo” will perform in the Harbour Bar. Admission is free.

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

Anseo Comedy Club

20:30, Wed 30 Sep

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 30 Sep

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 30 Sep

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 30 Sep

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 30 Sep

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 30 Sep

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 30 Sep

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).

Thursday 01 Oct

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Dublin City Hall – Free Admission

10:00 – 17:00, Thu 01 Oct

City Hall, Dame Street, Dublin 2

Dublin City Hall has a museum/exhibition in the basement, called “The Story of the Capital”, it is an exhibition that you should definitely check out at some stage.

To celebrate Positive Ageing Week from 01 October, admission to that exhibititon is free until 09 October. It doesn’t say if this is only for older people or for everyone, but you would hope that there is no age-based differentiation and everyone will be let in for free. ;-)

Last admission is at 15:45, which is surprisingly early, considering that the exhibition will be open until 17:00.

www.facebook.com/events/1682388545313386/

ISLA Literary Festival – Events

10:00, Thu 01 Oct

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

The Ireland-Spain-LatinAmerica – ISLA Literary Festival is back the Instituto Cervantes and in some other venues. The theme this year is “Memory” and over three days nearly 20 authors from Spain, Latin America and Ireland will feature.

There will be talks, film screenings, writing workshops and literary strolls and most events are free.

The events on Thursday and Friday are listed individually in this Dublin Event Guide.

dublin.cervantes.es/FichasCultura/Ficha102118_16_2.htm

Picture Clinic – National Gallery

10:00 – 12:00, Thu 01 Oct

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

At the monthly Picture Clinic, National Gallery Curators appraise paintings, prints and drawings brought into the Gallery. The service is free and there are no appointments necessary.

nationalgallery.ie/whatson/PictureClinic/October.aspx

The Dublin Festival of History – Talks

10:00, Thu 01 Oct

Dublin (various locations)

The Dublin Festival of History 2015 takes place from 25 Sept until 11 October. The main event was on Saturday and Sunday in the Printworks building in the lower court yard of Dublin Castle (former Revenue Commissioner). But the events in the other venues, es, like Dublin’s Libraries, in City Hall, Mansion House will continue. The full progranme can be downloaded here.

A large amount of talks take place in Dublin’s Libraries throughout the week and the full list is here:
dublinfestivalofhistory.ie/programme/programme-2015-2-2/
There are too many events to list them individually!

Children events are here: dublinfestivalofhistory.ie/programme/programme-2015-2/

dublinfestivalofhistory.ie

Grangegorman Military Cemetery – Tour

11:00, Thu 01 Oct

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 01 Oct

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

Oktoberfest 2015

12:00, Thu 01 Oct

George’s Dock, IFSC, Dublin 1

The hugely popular Oktoberfest in Dublin takes place from 17 Sept – 04 Oct again. It is a German Beer Festival with Erdinger Weissbräu Beer (including alcohol-free wheat beer), lots of German Bavarian Food and authentic Bavarian music.

Opening hours are Mon-Thurs 12:00-23:30, Fri+Sat: 12:00-00:30, Sun 12:00-22:30.

The best place to experience the festival is in the Festival Tent on the platform in George’s Dock. But because the yearly festival is soo popular, there are at times long queues due to severe admission restrictions (quantity of people). Last year the queues already started at 17:30. Luckily around George’s Dock are more food and drink stalls so that you don’t HAVE to be in the Festival tent to enjoy the event.

Admission is free, but after 22:00 an odd meal voucher system kicks in: You will have to buy a wristband for EUR 6 that gives you a EUR 5 food voucher (and 1 Euro goes to charity). Allegedly licensing rules force them to do that.

www.oktoberfest-dublin.de/

The Green Door Market

12:00 – 16:00, Thu 01 Oct

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

Distribution of Market Incomes – Seminar

12:45 – 14:15, Thu 01 Oct

TASC, 14 Parliament Street, Dublin 2

TASC, the Think-tank for Action on Social Change, is inviting to a lunchtime seminar with economist Dr Micheal Collins from the Nevin Economic Research Institute. He will share the results of his latest research on the “Distribution of Market Incomes in Ireland”.

The idea of the seminars is that you are free to bring your own ‘brown bag’ lunch to eat during the seminar. Tea and coffee will be available. Admission is free, but please register with Sylvia Byrne on 01 6169050 or by email to sbyrne@tasc.ie if you wish to attend.

www.tasc.ie/events/2015/10/01/lunchtime-seminar-economist-dr-micheal-collins-on/

Yeats2015: Public Tour of the Yeats Exhibition

14:00, Thu 01 Oct

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

A public tour of the exhibition “Yeats: The Life and Works of William Butler Yeats” will take place on Thursday. As this year is 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

Brazilian Dance – Forró

18:00, Thu 01 Oct

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

Little Museum of Dublin – Free Admission Thursday

18:00 – 20:00, Thu 01 Oct

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.

www.littlemuseum.ie/

NewNowNext: Ole Scheeren – Talk

18:00 – 20:00, Thu 01 Oct

Number Six, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

The Irish Architecture Foundation invites to the this next talk in the NewNowNext series of talks. NEWNOWNEXT is about bringing world leading architects to Dublin to discuss innovative research, design and how we can go about transforming the built environment.

At this event Ole Scheeren, a German architect and principal of Büro Ole Scheeren with offices in Hong Kong and Beijing, will talk. Yes he is known as the skyscraper man, but Ole defines his office as working at both ends of scale.

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

www.architecturefoundation.ie/activities/newnownext-ole-scheeren/

Spanish Memories in Irish Film – Film Screening – ISLA Festival

18:00, Thu 01 Oct

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

Searching for traces of Spanish language and Spanish culture in Irish films this programme explores the collections of the IFI Irish Film Archive to find “Spanish Memories in in Irish Film”.

Admission is free.

dublin.cervantes.es/FichasCultura/Ficha103034_16_2.htm

The Private View – Play – Dublin Theatre Festival

18:00, Thu 01 Oct

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

The “In Development” strand is the free part of the Dublin Theatre Festival.

“The Private View” is one of these theatre pieces “In Development”: How should we remember the Easter Rising? Why can’t we talk about it without having an argument? And what does it mean to be Irish, anyway? These questions are answered in this new play about John Lowe, an English soldier who accepted the surrender of Patrick Pearse at the end of the Easter Rising before becoming a famous actor in Hollywood.

The play will be performed on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. To book free tickets contact 01 677 8899 or in person at Dublin Theatre Festival Box Office, 44 East Essex Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

dublintheatrefestival.com/Online/The_Private_View

Start or Grow your Business – Business Lectures

18:30 – 20:00, Thu 01 Oct

Central Library, Ilac Shopping Centre, Henry Street, Dublin 1

Twice every year, the Central Library together with the Local Enterprise Office in Dublin City are running a series of six free Business Lectures for everybody who wants to start or grow a business. The lectures will cover subjects such as the characteristics needed to run and fund your business. Digital marketing strategies and writing business plans will also be included.

They will take place on Thursdays from 18:30-20:00 between 24 September and 29 October.

Admission is free, but booking is required here. All topics and speakers are listed on that same website, but to make it easier for you, they are also here:

24 Sept: Becoming a Successful Entrepreneur – How You Can Create and Produce Ideas
01 Oct: Creating the best Business Plan for your Business
08 Oct: Market Research Skills – What You Need To Do To Be Successful
15 Oct: Business Online – Having A Digital Plan To Help You Increase Sales
22 Oct: Financial Grants, Supports and ServicesTo Assist Your Start Up Business
29 Oct: Essential Supports for Entrepreneurs – Who’s Out There To Help You

www.localenterprise.ie/DublinCity/Start-or-Grow-your-Business/Starting-a-Business/Library-Talks/

DARTS Fan Forum

19:00 – 21:00, Thu 01 Oct

Buskers Bar, Fleet Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

DARTS fans will get the chance to quiz Adrian Lewis, Brendan Dolan and Raymond van Barneveld at the next Professional Darts Corporation Fans’ Forum.

The three Darts players are three of the sport’s top 16 and they will be in Dublin for the partypoker.com World Grand Prix, which will start on Sunday 04 October in the Citywest Hotel.

The Dublin Fans’ Forum will be hosted by Sky Sports’ Nigel Pearson and streamed live online on the OfficialPDC YouTube Channel.

Admission to the Dublin Fans’ Forum is free, but registration is required via www.owal.co/register/ or by emailing info@owal.co

For more information go to the website below.

www.pdc.tv/news/article/1l095v4viqu1610cu42dvu1f4x/title/dublin-to-host-fans-forum

The Xchange – Language Exchange

19:00, Thu 01 Oct

Czech Inn, Essex Gate, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Every Thursday, the Xchange invites to a Language Exchange (19:00-20:30). Admission is free.

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

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

19:30 – 21:30, Thu 01 Oct

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/

Dimestore Recordings presents

20:00, Thu 01 Oct

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

Feel the Pinch – Gig

20:00, Thu 01 Oct

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

The Feel The Pinch Band will play a Rock / Blues gig in the Harbour Bar.

Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/feel-the-pinch-event

Good Name: GANGS & The Lorraine Club – Gigs

20:00, Thu 01 Oct

The Bernard Shaw, 12 Richmond Street South, Dublin 8

Good Name are inviting to a gig with Gangs (a Rock ‘n’ Roll 4-piece from Dublin) and with support from The Lorraine Club

Admission is free.

bodytonicmusic.com/events/good-name-gangs-1/

Table Quiz Thursday – Grand Social

20:00 – 23:00, Thu 01 Oct

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/

Singer Songwriter Night – Mother Reilly’s

21:00, Thu 01 Oct

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 01 Oct

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.facebook.com/pages/Bradys-Pub-Terenure/138965189474826

International Bar Jazz Night

21:30, Thu 01 Oct

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 01 Oct

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

McLoughlin’s Trad Night

21:30, Thu 01 Oct

McLoughlin’s Bar, 73 Upper George’s Street, Dun Laoghaire

A weekly Trad Music Night is taking place in McLoughlin’s in Dun Laoghaire. It is an acoustic night and all musicians are welcome. Admission is free.

www.mcloughlinsbar.ie

McNeills Trad Music Pub Sessions

21:30, Thu 01 Oct

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 01 Oct

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/

Friday 02 Oct

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The Dublin Festival of History – Talks

10:00, Fri 02 Oct

Dublin (various locations)

The Dublin Festival of History 2015 takes place from 25 Sept until 11 October. The main event was on Saturday and Sunday in the Printworks building in the lower court yard of Dublin Castle (former Revenue Commissioner). But the events in the other venues, es, like Dublin’s Libraries, in City Hall, Mansion House will continue. The full progranme can be downloaded here.

A large amount of talks take place in Dublin’s Libraries throughout the week and the full list is here:
dublinfestivalofhistory.ie/programme/programme-2015-2-2/
There are too many events to list them individually!

Children events are here: dublinfestivalofhistory.ie/programme/programme-2015-2/

dublinfestivalofhistory.ie

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Fri 02 Oct

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

Oktoberfest 2015

12:00, Fri 02 Oct

George’s Dock, IFSC, Dublin 1

The hugely popular Oktoberfest in Dublin takes place from 17 Sept – 04 Oct again. It is a German Beer Festival with Erdinger Weissbräu Beer (including alcohol-free wheat beer), lots of German Bavarian Food and authentic Bavarian music.

Opening hours are Mon-Thurs 12:00-23:30, Fri+Sat: 12:00-00:30, Sun 12:00-22:30.

The best place to experience the festival is in the Festival Tent on the platform in George’s Dock. But because the yearly festival is soo popular, there are at times long queues due to severe admission restrictions (quantity of people). Last year the queues already started at 17:30. Luckily around George’s Dock are more food and drink stalls so that you don’t HAVE to be in the Festival tent to enjoy the event.

Admission is free, but after 22:00 an odd meal voucher system kicks in: You will have to buy a wristband for EUR 6 that gives you a EUR 5 food voucher (and 1 Euro goes to charity). Allegedly licensing rules force them to do that.

www.oktoberfest-dublin.de/

The Green Door Market

12:00 – 19:00, Fri 02 Oct

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

Sunder – Women of the Rebellion – Dublin Theatre Festival

14:00, Fri 02 Oct

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

“Sunder” is a Work in Development performance in connection with the Dublin Theatre Festival.

“Over the past 100 years there have been punctuated moments of rebellion, incitement and terrorism shifting the optic in how the role of the Irish revolutionary is perceived. Historical accounts of the Easter Rising tend to describe the conflict almost solely in terms of male participation. “Sunder” will focus on ordinary women and the final hours of the rebellion.”

Admission is free and tickets are available via 01 677 8899 or in person at Dublin Theatre Festival Box Office, 44 East Essex Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2.

The play will be performed a second time on Saturday 03 Oct at 12:00.

dublintheatrefestival.com/Online/Sunder

Alien Documentary – Dublin Theatre Festival

15:00, Fri 02 Oct

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

Alien Documentary is a Dublin Theatre Festival event and admission is free, but booking is required via 01 677 8899 or in person at Dublin Theatre Festival Box Office, 44 East Essex Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

“It’s actually pretty hard to make an Alien Documentary. Aliens are cagey. They don’t like signing release forms, talking about themselves or being on stage. Their language is complex and their translators self-appointed.As a result the transcripts we’re working from are incomplete and unreliable.
The biggest challenge we’ve faced, however, is that aliens frequently burst into song. Disclaimer: Aliens do not have perfect pitch or harmonise well together.”

dublintheatrefestival.com/Online/Alien_Documentary

Expedition – Dublin Theatre Festival event

16:00 – 19:00, Fri 02 Oct

CHQ Building, Customs House Quay, Dublin 1

The audience becomes “future historians” in this work from The Performance Corporation and Boca del Lupo as part of Dublin Theatre Festival’s In Development 2015:

Imagine the world, a century from now. What will we have learned and how will we look back? In a series of provocative and ironic interventions the audience are “future historians”, trying to make sense of today’s mistakes with the luxury of 100 years of hindsight. This work is the first step in a larger scale event to be staged in European and Canadian port cities.

There will be a series of events from 16:00-19:00 and you are invited to drop in and leave when it suits you. Meet at the CHQ entrance. Admission is free.

The same event will also take place on Saturday 03 Oct from 11:00-14:00.

dublintheatrefestival.com/Online/Expedition

Resisting Oblivion – Discussion – ISLA Festival

17:30 – 19:00, Fri 02 Oct

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

At this round table discussion historian Diarmaid Ferriter, Monica Lavin and writer Arantxa Urretabizkaia will “discuss society’s need to rescue and conserve its past, in order to try to chart its future”. Moderator is Carmen Sanjulian.

Admission is free.

dublin.cervantes.es/FichasCultura/Ficha102646_16_2.htm

Political Life of Edmund Burke – Richard Bourke – Book Launch

18:30 – 20:00, Fri 02 Oct

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

The book “Empire & Revolution – The Political Life of Edmund Burke” by Richard Bourke will be launched on Friday. It will be introduced by Prof Lord Paul Bew.

Admission is free, but booking via princeton_publicity@press.princeton.edu is required.

The event poster is here.

A Place Called Literature – Discussion – ISLA Festival

19:00 – 20:15, Fri 02 Oct

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

Gerald Dawe, Jordi Soler and Juan Pablo Villalobos talk with Moderator Ciaran Cosgrove about literature is based on memory of own experiences.

Admission is free.

dublin.cervantes.es/FichasCultura/Ficha102647_16_2.htm

Cornucopia – Live Music

19:30 – 21:30, Fri 02 Oct

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 02 Oct

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 Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Fri 02 Oct

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 02 Oct

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

The Business Blues Band – Gig

21:00 – 23:00, Fri 02 Oct

The Palace Nightclub, 84 Lower Camden Street, Dublin 8

The Business Blues Band will play a gig in the Planet Murphy Beergarden. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/planetmurphys

Events Coming Up

Start to Write / Developing writer – Taster Class

03 Oct – 10:30-13:00

A free taster START TO WRITE/ DEVELOPING WRITER class will be offered at the National Library’s CAFE JOLY on Saturday morning 03 October, 10:30-13:00 with creative writing teacher (and guru, says the Irish Times), Yvonne Cullen. 12 places are available and all MUST be booked directly from Yvonne at writingtrain@gmail.com. Yvonne is a creativity whisperer, her students say. She also specialises in running classes in relaxed and comfortable spaces such as quiet cafes, and in holding creativity and writing holidays on Connemara islands! Yvonne starts classes all round Dublin in the next couple of weeks and all the details may be found at the link below. She runs her next Writing and Creativity holiday on Inishbofin from 22-27 October too.

Dublin Mountains Partnership – Guided Walks

06+13+16 September

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 13+16 September.

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

Not free, but interesting nevertheless:

IFI Documentary Festival 2015: 23-27 Sept

Indian Film Festival; 24-27 Sept

Dublin Theatre Festival 24 Sept – 11 Oct

Fingal Film Festival 2015: 25-27 Sept

Hard Working Class Heroes 2015: 01-03 Oct

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This is odd

Please note: This section contains observations taken from the world I live in that strike me as odd. I express my personal opinion and you might not share it. ;-) If you are easily offended by opinions that are not identical with your own, please don’t read this section and I am VERY serious about that!

The Volkswagen Scandal!

What a shocking revelation! One of the most trusted car companies has systematically cheated for years. The software that delivers low emission results when a Diesel car is tested on a stationary test stand and then increases the emission output 20-30 (!!) times when the car is driven on the street is used in cars at least since 2009. The scandal emerged in the context of American cars due to the low emission limits in California, but why was the software used in other VW Diesel cars as well? Maybe because many countries – like Ireland – charge motor tax based on emissions? It could mean that all affected Diesel car owners will have to pay higher taxes from now on or even respectively. What a disaster!

But there is another interesting aspect: If you follow Formula 1, you are probably surprised that year after year quite significant changes are made to the rules for engines and other parts of the car, but despite all that, the F1 teams still have quite similar performing cars when the new season starts. They are competing, are not discussing with each other what they will do in the next season and still the differences are small.

Volkswagen indicated that they were not able to stay within the low emission rules in California and at the same time produce a car that is enjoyable to drive. Is VW just exceptionally bad or – with the Formula 1 example in mind – could it be that all other manufacturers of Diesel cars struggle in the same way with the emission limits? And taking that one step further, could it be that some or all other manufacturers used similar deception strategies to also have two different performance levels?

Could it be that we are currently only looking at the tip of the iceberg and soon the scandal will extend to all car manufacturers in that Diesel class?

And one other thing: If a company uses dishonesty, secrets and cheating tactics to achieve their goals in such a major way and were able to keep it under wraps for many years, can anybody really think that governments won’t do the same? So do we really know everything about what happened at – for example – 9/11?

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