Dublin Event Guide 440: Craft / Gift / Christmas Markets, Trauma – Science Gallery Exhibition, Bernard Shaw Flea Market

November 21st, 2015
DEG Dublin Event Guide (for free events)

No. 440 | 20 November 2015

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Hi all!

This week I had to do a two stage release of this Dublin Event Guide again. First on the smart phone app and on the website. But despite the fact that I had already reached 200 events, I still had to add a few more. That’s the reason why this mail is much later in comparison. I have to think about that as an option in the future (i did it before but only rarely) so that you get access to all the information earlier than currently at least via these two other channels. Have a great weekend! And hopefully this Dublin Event Guide is useful to you, even if it is late again. Update: What you read here now is the final edition!

In the meantime, please don’t forget that there are two areas the Dublin Event Guide needs your continued help with every week: 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. Unfortunately not 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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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 quote from Jim Rohn, the speaker and motivator. He said:

Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change.

So change lots! Don’t wait for the good fortune or the opportunities to MAYBE land on your doorstep. Instead go out and hunt after it!

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

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

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Joergs Picks

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

This week there are too main things that I have to list here: All the Christmas Markets that are starting up from Saturday and also the newest Science Gallery exhibition “Trauma”. Check it out it is a good one!

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Competitions

A Classical Christmas – Concert – Drumcondra National School Fundraiser – Ticket Competition

26 November – 19:00
All Hallows College, Drumcondra

“A Classical Christmas” is a Christmas concert to raise funds for the Drumcondra National School Building Fund. It will begin with a wine reception at 19:00 in the Coffee Dock of All Hallows College in Drumcondra and then at 20:00, there will be a concert featuring performances by choirs Cór Duibhlinne and Gloria, the sopranos Norah King and Agnieszka Ciupek and the pianist Dearbhla Collins. David Davin-Power is MC for the event. An impressive line-up!

Tickets are EUR 20 each and all proceeds go to the Drumcondra NS Building Fund. Tickets can be bought through Eventbrite here or through the school www.drumcondrans.scoilnet.ie/

For one Dublin Event Guide reader the School has made a pair of tickets available and if you want to win the tickets, you will have to send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with DRUMCONDRA NS in the subject of your mail and with your name and mobile phone number in the body of the mail. That mail has to be with me by 14:00 on Monday 23 November.

Brave Business Conference – Ticket Competition

Mon 23 Nov – 09:00-16:30
Davenport Hotel, 8-10 Merrion Street Lower, Dublin 2

The Brave Business Conference is a one-day event for Start Ups, SMEs and Entrepreneurs, where you can learn how to incorporate Social Media, Online Marketing, Sales, Advertising & Advanced Networking into their business. Attendees will also have the opportunity to meet with a Graphic Designer, Web Designer, Accountant, Videographer and many more businesses to help attendees get maximum impact.

In addition there will be three stages with lots of expert talks, masterclasses and Q&As about Social Media, Online Marketing, Leadership and more. The Key note speaker Thérese McCarthy of MAC Consulting and she will talk about “The 15 minute meeting – Converting Prospect to Customer every time”.

The event is run by The Irish WIB (Women in Business) Network and is open to everybody. All profits will go to the health care charity “Movember – Changing the Face of Men’s Health”.

Tickets are EUR 120 and include lunch and they can be bought on the Brave Business Conference website at www.bravebizconf.com/

If you weren’t sure until now if you will be available, there is good news! There are a few more tickets available! Just go to the website to see if they are still there and then book quickly.

For Dublin Event Guide Readers, the organisers have made two tickets available and the lucky winners are Caroline O’Connor and Maria MacMullen. Congratulations!

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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Pubs and Restaurants in Dublin – The good times are back!?

There was a time not too long ago, when pubs and restaurants closed left, right and centre. But it seems the good times are definitely back, at least for the pub trade. In recent months there are new openings left, right and centre. Some of the most recent new openings are

+ The Chelsea Drugstore (new on George’s Street near George’s Street Arcade)
+ DeSelby’s (new on Camden Street, near Flannery’s)
+ Wigwam (replacing Twisted Pepper on Abbey Street)
+ Bow Lane (Aungier Street, replacing derelict Delaney’s)
+ The Jar (replacing Solas Bar on Wexford Street)

Interestingly, four of the five are in the one (super long) street that is made up of George’s Street, Wexford Street, Aungier Street, Camden Street.

And if you look into the details, you will see that two are replacing previously active pubs and one replaces a former pub, so it is not all new and Some would say frequent change of ownership is still an indication for trouble in the trade.

Pixmania in administration

Worst timing possible maybe?
It seems that Pixmania, the huge online consumer goods company with more than 210mio turnover, went into administration (procedure de sauvegarde) in France, where the company is based. It happened at the end of October, but didn’t make it into the press in Ireland. Pixmania has also an Irish website at Pixmania.ie

“In Administration” – and similarly in France the “procedure de sauvegarde” – is not a definite death sentence, BUT it is a serious issue and a warning that consumers should consider. If a company is in administration it will continue to operate as normal while it (or the administrator) will look for ways to rescue the company (for example by finding new funding, reducing the debt or selling the company). But if the rescue is unsuccessful, it can happen that the business will have to close.

When it comes to consumer goods and Christmas, this can cause a lot of problems for customers. For example: If you buy a product, but the product is faulty you should get a replacement, but if the company had to close in the meantime, you might get nothing. Another issue: Vouchers (or credit) might be worth nothing after a company is sold and definitely if the company has to close.

So you should be cautious when/if you buy from Pixmania. Sure, this customer caution could be terminal for Pixmania, but experiences we had in Ireland when HMV closed a few years ago make the alarm bells ring.

Details (in french!) are here and here.

YMCA Volunteer Appeal

The YMCA are looking for volunteers for their Christmas Tree Sale at YMCA Sandymount, Claremont Road from Friday 27 Nov to Friday 18 Dec. This event is their most important fundraiser this year and the funds will be used for YMCA’s youth work services in Dublin’s Inner City. Shifts are only three hours long, dates are flexible and you are welcome to volunteer with one or more friends or your family. They are looking for Sales Volunteers and Driver Volunteers.
Sign up via this link www.facebook.com/ymcairl/posts/1499570750344057 or contact Eva on eva.evs@ymcaireland.net

We built this city: Chicago!

Many cities in the USA were built by Irish people and one of them is Chicago. The Irish Architectural Foundation (IAF) commissioned Dyehouse Films to make a short film about Chicago and the involvement of Irish people in building it.

www.vimeo.com/145636793

“We built this city” is a series of events by the IAF that started in London and will move next to New York in Spring 2016. It is a panel discussion that shines a light on the Irish-influenced cities in the world.

www.architecturefoundation.ie/activities/we-built-this-city-chicago/

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 ==

No Eventbrite picks this week, but it should be back soon.

In the meantime you can find lots of 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.

Emergence – Photography

12-22 November (12:00-18:00)

Steambox Galleries, School Street, Dublin 8

“Emergence is a group photography exhibition featuring the culmination of self-initiated projects taken on by thirteen members of the group, the recently graduated photographers from IADT Dun Laoghaire. The mutual theme is to communicate issues stemming from human conditions, politics and culture.”

Admission is free (ring the door bell!)

www.emergence2015.tumblr.com

L’Histoire de France racontée par la publicite – Exhibition

01 Oct – 27 Nov

Alliance Francaise, 1 Kildare Street, Dublin 2

This poster exhibition in the Alliance Francaise shows a series of humorous highlights of French History through a series of key historical figures who shaped the French imagination (e.g. Jeanne d’Arc, Francois I, Louis XIV, Napoleon, etc).

Admission is free.
alliance-francaise.ie/culture/

Odd Rubber Ducklings – James Devlin

12 Nov – 08 Dec

Bleeding Horse Creative Space, 24-25 Camden Street Upper, Dublin 2

This is a debut solo exhibition of painter James Devlin with new works in the form of paintings, sketches and illustrations.

Admission is free.

www.JamesDevlinNewWorks.com

World Wide Weave – Camphill Communities Art Exhibition

13 Nov – 03 Dec (Mon-Fri: 09:00-17:00)

Dublin City Council Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 2

The World Wide Weave is a series of 75 wall-hangings in weaving, tapestry, felting and other techniques that marks Camphill’s 75th Anniversary (1940-2015).

This exhibition brings together the artistic achievements of people with learning disabilities in 18 countries worldwide, living in intentional communities belonging to the International Camphill Movement. In these holistic and integrated environments they are able to lead extraordinary lives, co-responsible for their communities and doing regular, useful and satisfying work which gives them fulfillment and is of great value to others.

Admission is free.

www.camphill.ie

Total Recall – Gretchen Bender

23 Oct – 23 Dec (11:00-18:00, excluding Sinday and bank holidays)

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

This exhibition will show Gretchen Bender’s “Total Recall” (1987), bringing her concept of ‘electronic theatre’ to life.

“The 24-monitor multi-projection screen installation, Total Recall explores the accelerated image-flow of television and includes a multitude of images that surrounded the context of her work – corporate logos, military hardware, Hollywood film as well as commercials for consumer goods.”

Admission is free. www.projectartscentre.ie/event/gretchen-bender/

E.gress – Film Screening

03 Nov – 13 Dec (11:30-17:30)

Irish Museum of Modern Art, Royal Hospital, Kilmainham, Dublin 8

E.gress is a filmic artwork that maps a world of loss and change, exploring how individuals diagnosed with dementia find new ways to adjust to changing world. This multi-layered film is a portrait of living moments on life’s edge and it invites us to contemplate loss, love and life itself.

The artwork was produced by artist Marie Brett and musician Kevin O’Shanahan following a collaboration with the Alzheimer Society of Ireland, informed by the concept of absence and presence and how ambiguous loss theory relates to an experience of dementia.

Admission is free. www.imma.ie/en/page_237053.htm

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Car Boot Sales – Tallaght

08:00 – 12:00, Sat 21 Nov

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 21 Nov

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 21 Nov

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 21 Nov

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 21 Nov

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 21 Nov

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

Design It – Exhibition

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 21 Nov

The Ark, 11a Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

“Design it” is an exhibition exploring design in a child’s world and it is part of Irish Design 2015.

The exhibition and a range of (non-free) events will introduce children to the process of design, illustrating how designers take an idea and then make it a reality.

The Ark have challenged five Irish designers to create new products for children, taking inspiration from iconic children’s toys, furniture and textiles.The Design It exhibition recreates each designer’s individual studio giving us a glimpse at their working practices, using their sketches, photographs and working prototypes, to reveal how they get from an initial idea to the final product.

Admission is free and no booking is required.

The exhibition will be open every Saturday from 7 Nov – 16 Jan (closed Sat 26 Dec) from 10:00-17:00. It will also open on Sundays 22 Nov & 6, 13, 20 Dec from 12:00-16:00.

ark.ie/events/view/design-it-exhibition

dlr Winter Fair

10:00 – 18:00, Sat 21 Nov

County Hall, Marine Road, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

The DLR Winter Fair will take place in Dun Laoghaire’s County Hall on Saturday and Sunday. The Fair will showcase 40 talented local designers and craft workers displaying a wide range of goods from prints to ceramics, jewellery, arts and fashion.

Admission is free.

events.dlrcoco.ie/event/dlr-winter-fair

Dub Web Fest

10:00 – 20:30, Sat 21 Nov

Filmbase, Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Dub Web Fest is “a celebration of the storytelling power of the Internet through original web series.” From Friday until Sunday there will be screenings, workshops, masterclasses and events on the A-Z of digital content today.

Most events are not free and the full schedule is at www.dublinwebfest.com/programme/ But there are a few free events in the long list as well and some of them even have still tickets available.

+ GLUE VFX Liquid Simulations (Sat – 16:15)
+ Comedy Panel (Sun – 11:45)
+ Ireland as a Cinematic Location (Sun – 15:30)

If Storytelling on the Internet is your thing, check it out!

dublinwebfest.com/

Dun Laoghaire Christmas Festival – with Fireworks

10:00 – 18:00, Sat 21 Nov

Dun Laoghaire (various locations)

The Dun Laoghaire Christmas Festival is this year taking place at the new location near the Maritime Museum. It starts already this Saturday and Sunday and then runs from Thursdays to Sundays every week until 24 Dec.

With 20 stalls selling food and crafts, it is not one of the bigger markets but nestled between the new LexIcon library and the Maritime Museum it might have a better chance to create some Christmas atmosphere than the location at “The Metals” (near the Pavilion Theatre) was able to.

The Maritime Museum will also be involved this year and will some events, but I wasn’t able to find confirmation that (despite the normal admission charge at the Maritime Museum) these events will be free.

To launch the market Santa will arrive at 17:00 and there will be a Fireworks Display. Santa will not arrive at the Harbour Plaza as in previous years, but at the front of the Royal Marine Hotel. The Fireworks display will be on Carlisle Pier and you should be able to see it from the Royal Marine Hotel.

One thing that won’t move, though, is the outdoor children’s amusements. That will stay on Harbour Plaza.

www.dunlaoghaire.ie/christmas-festival/

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 21 Nov

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 21 Nov

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

Temple Bar Markets

10:00 – 16:30, Sat 21 Nov

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

VIEW – Temple Bar Arts & Politics Weekend

10:00, Sat 21 Nov

Temple Bar, Dublin 2

From Thursday until Sunday the first “Temple Bar Arts & Politics Weekend” will take place. There will be exhibitions, workshops, a music performance, an Art Book Fair, a Print Fair, Film Screenings and a number of VERY interesting discussions about political topics in a variety of venues in Temple Bar.

The discussions are:
+ Stop Banging Your Head Against a Brick Wall – Politicians just don’t care about culture!
+ Gender Quotas: A Lazy Way to a More Representative Democracy or an Absolute Necessity to Change Our Political Culture?
+ The Future of The City – Managing Change and Transformation
+ Opinion Polls – A Threat to the Democratic Process or a Useful Tool in Ensuring Responsive Government
+ The Tyranny of The Whip: Party Politics is Ended and Good Riddance

Most events and all talks/discussions are free, but they are ticketed, so you should book as soon as possible.

Find the full schedule here: www.viewtemplebar.com/schedule/

viewtemplebar.com/

Staying Warm – Biodiversity Event

10:30 – 12:30, Sat 21 Nov

Fitzsimons Wood, Kilcross Park, Sandyford, Dublin 18

At this Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Biodiversity Event, learn how primitive man stayed warm whilst living in the forest. There will be marshmallow toasting around an open fire for all survivors.

Event leader is Andrew (Mouse) Fleming, OWLS. Admission is free, but booking is required by contacting Andrew on 087 3299936.

events.dlrcoco.ie/event/exploring-nature-dlr-biodiversity-events

Blackrock Market

11:00 – 17:30, Sat 21 Nov

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/

Terenure Village Market

11:00 – 16:00, Sat 21 Nov

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

Yoga Union – Yoga in Dublin 8

11:00 – 14:00, Sat 21 Nov

MVP, 29 Clanbrassil Street, Dublin 2

Three free Yoga sessions take place in MVP in Dublin 8 every Saturday and every Sunday. The times are 12:00, 13:00 and 14:00 and the duration is 1 hour. At every session only 8 places are available, so get your bookings in early (you can book weeks in advance).

The sessions can be booked following these links:

+ 11:00-12:00
+ 12:00-13:00
+ 13:00-14:00

Classes are open level, so everyone is welcome. The Yoga Union is run by Love8.

www.facebook.com/theyogaunion

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Sat 21 Nov

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

Dublin Art Book Fair 2015

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 21 Nov

Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, 5-9 Temple Bar, Dublin 2

The fifth edition of the Dublin Art Book Fair takes place from 19-22 Nov in the Temple Bar Gallery + Studios.

Opening Hours are 12:00-21:00 on Thursday and then from Fri-Sun 12:00-18:00.

Admission is free.

The Dublin Art Book Fair offers the latest art, photography and related books published internationally and in Ireland by small arthouse and self-publishers.

In parallel with the fair, a whole range of ancillary events will take place: a specially commissioned wall piece by artist Miranda Blennerhassett, a book design panel discussion, book signing by Miriam Elia, showcase of exciting new furniture design, a political debate, a lecture on design and Irish society by Dr. Linda King, a contemporary music concert, a bookbinding workshop by Read That Image, book display and discussion by New Dublin Press and a pop-up café by The Market Kitchen featuring produce all sourced locally.

The full programme is on the website below. Some of the other events require tickets and links to book these tickets (for free) are also on the website below.

www.templebargallery.com/gallery/exhibition/dublin-art-book-fair-2015

Ha’penny Flea Market

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 21 Nov

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/

TRAUMA – Science Gallery Exhibition

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 21 Nov

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

How does trauma affect the brain, the body, the national psyche or all three? How do buildings, bodies, artworks and stories record the traumas of our past? How do we bounce back after a trauma?

The exhibition “Trauma – Built to Break” (20 Nov – 21 Feb) in the Science Gallery is exploring the biological, psychological and societal aspects of trauma. As a sudden, violent, stressful event, trauma can be short-lived or long-lasting with impacts that range from deeply personal to universal.

Like all Science Gallery exhibitions, TRAUMA is suitable for all ages and while younger children might need some further explanation, there are lots of exhibits that can easily explained.

The Science Gallery mediators are helpers (usually students or graduates) that know the whole exhibition inside out and are very happy to help with a lot more information than the little labels at the exhibits can provide. Use their excellent service!

The Science Gallery has very visitor friendly opening hours of Tue-Fri 12:00-20:00 and Sat+Sun 12:00-18:00.
Admission is free.

dublin.sciencegallery.com/trauma/

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Sat 21 Nov

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/

Irish Modular & Synth Meet Up

13:00 – 18:00, Sat 21 Nov

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

For Eurorack, Modular & Synthesizers enthusiasts, there is a meet up on Saturday in Sweeney’s in the Underbelley (a.k.a basement).

Admission is free and everyone is welcome.

www.facebook.com/events/109647036060385/

Qigong – Drop-in class – Chester Beatty Library

13:00, Sat 21 Nov

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

Qigong is a traditional Chinese form of meditation coordinating slow flowing movement, deep rhythmic breathing, and a calm state of mind.

Come to this gentle Qigong practice outdoors on the Roof Top Garden of the Library (weather permitting) or indoors with a view of the roof garden. Suitable for all ages.

Admission is free and no booking required, but numbers are limited.

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

“My Favourites” – Dublin City Walking Tour

14:00 – 16:00, Sat 21 Nov

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/

Composing the Tinnitus Suites – Music Performance

14:00 – 14:30, Sat 21 Nov

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

Daniel Fishkin has tinnitus – a constant ringing or buzzing in the ears – which is commonly caused by exposure to loud noises. But he doesn’t want to get used to his hearing damage, he wants to use it. So he has created a room-sized long-string instrument and creates Tinnitus-like music with it. At this event he will perform his music.

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

dublin.sciencegallery.com/events/2015/11/composingtinnitussuites2015dperformancedanielfishkin

Four Solo Spaces – Concert

15:00 – 16:30, Sat 21 Nov

Contemporary Music Centre, 19 Fishamble Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 8

As part of View – Temple Bar Arts and Politics Festival (19 – 22 Nov, 2015), the Contemporary Music Centre will present Four Solo Spaces, four simultaneous concerts for soloist and ‘tape’ performed throughout Temple Bar on 21 Nov.

Each work will be repeated four times, each in a separate performance venue in Temple Bar. Between performances, the audience will be guided from one venue to the next with an interval of 15 minutes between each performance.

Admission is free, but capacity is strictly limited at each of the venues, so pre-booking is essential. To book contact CMC on tel: 01 673 1922 or email: lfitzgerald@cmc.ie

cmcireland.wordpress.com/2015/11/06/cmc-presents-a-four-solo-concerts-performed-throughout-temple-bar-on-21-november/

RTE Contempo Quartet

16:00, Sat 21 Nov

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

The RTE Conempo Quartet will perform a concert.

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

riam.ticketsolve.com/#/shows/873539324

Ye Vagabonds – Gig

17:00 – 19:00, Sat 21 Nov

Arthur’s Pub, 28 Thomas Street, Dublin 8

Ye Vagabonds (Brían & Diarmuid Mac Gloinn) will play acoustic folk songs of the world. Admission seems to be free.

www.facebook.com/events/1489211154717959/

Cassidy’s Christmas Comedy Carnival

20:00, Sat 21 Nov

Cassidy’s, 27 Westmoreland Street, Dublin 2

The Cassidy’s Christmas Comedy Carnival takes place today. It is a fundraiser event for Santa Strike Force, a team of charity workers who help children that have to stay in hopsital over Christmas. Admission is free.

The line-up at this event is:
Ruairi Campbell, Jim Elliot, Tottaly Wired!, Gerry McBride, Tommy Nicholson, Martin Angolo, Greg Marks, Danny O’Brien

www.facebook.com/events/1525182581107166/

Dublin Sidewalk Astronomers – Star Gazing

20:00, Sat 21 Nov

Clontarf Yacht & Boat Club, Clontarf Road, Clontarf, Dublin 3

The Dublin Sidewalk Astronomers meet in Clontarf on the seafront car park, on Clontarf Road, opposite the Clontarf Yacht & Boat Club for a public star-gazing. Members bring along their telescopes and share the wonders of the night-sky with you. Admission is free.

The event is weather dependent, so check www.irishastrosoc.org/events/events.htm after 18:00 on the night in the case of poor weather, to check if it is going ahead.

www.irishastrosoc.org/events/events.htm

Locoswing – Gig

20:00, Sat 21 Nov

Arthur’s Pub, 28 Thomas Street, Dublin 8

Locoswing are playing Gypsy Jazz and admission seems to be free.

www.facebook.com/events/1520488844939336/

Saturday Night Live – The Wine Cave

20:00 – 22:30, Sat 21 Nov

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

The Jazz Cafe – Live Jazz, Blues and Soul

20:00 – 22:30, Sat 21 Nov

The Jazz Cafe, 17b Asdills Row, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

The Jazz Cafe has live Jazz, Blues and Soul music performances every Friday and Saturday from 20:00-22:30 and every Sunday from 18:30-21:00.

This week with Liza Nelson (vocals) and August Korsgaard (piano).

Admission is free.

www.thejazzcafedublin.ie/

The King of Instruments – A Celebration of the Organ

20:00, Sat 21 Nov

St. Patrick’s Cathedral, St. Patrick’s Close, Dublin 8

This is an organ concert in St. Patrick’s Cathedral with DIT Organ lecturer Simon Harden and Organ students Robbie Carroll, Judit Maté playing organ music by Alain, Duruflé, Jongen & Rheinberger.

Admission is free. Donations will go to the Irish Cancer Society.

www.dit.ie/conservatory/whatson

Toasted Special – Gig

20:00, Sat 21 Nov

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

The Harbour Bar House Band “Toasted Specials” will play covers and mash-ups.

Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/toasted-special-event4

Jazz on the Green

21:00 – 23:30, Sat 21 Nov

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 Linzi McKeon (vocals) and Shane Smith (piano) will perform.

www.fitzwilliamhoteldublin.com/

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Sat 21 Nov

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 Nightmare Singers – Gig

21:00, Sat 21 Nov

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

The Nightmare Singers will be in the Mezz for a gig.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/mezzdublin

Being Wrong is Right with Robert Coyle – Comedy

21:30 – 23:00, Sat 21 Nov

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/1644746345783468/

The Guilty Party – Gig

22:00, Sat 21 Nov

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Rock ‘n’ Roll band The Guilty Party will play an eclectic mix of rocked up funk and soul from the evergreen hits of The Beatles, Stones, Bowie and Roxy Music to unique versions of songs by Marvin Gaye, Curtis Mayfield and Stevie Wonder to classic rock tracks by Deep Purple, ZZ Top and AC/DC.

Admission is free.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/live-from-the-window-w-the-guilty-party-2/

Lost Avenue / Kiss my Acid – Gigs

22:30, Sat 21 Nov

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Lost Avenue and Kiss my Acid will perform in the Midnight Hour. Admission is free before 22:30 or if you sign up for the guest list.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/midnight-hour-w-lost-avenue-kiss-my-acid/

The Ratzingers – Gig

22:30, Sat 21 Nov

Mint Bar, Westin Hotel, 35-39 Westmoreland Street, Dublin 2

The Ratzingers are one of Ireland’s best Party and Wedding bands and they are performing a gig on Saturday in the basement bar of the Westin Hotel. Bring your dancing shoes!!

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/998929940163458/

Red Roosters – Gig

23:55, Sat 21 Nov

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

The Red Roosters will perform in the Mezz in the midnight slot.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/mezzdublin

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Christmas Markets in Dublin – Comprehensive List

08:45, Sun 22 Nov

Dublin (various locations)

To help you with your Christmas entertainment and Christmas shopping, the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) is providing a comprehensive list of all (free) Christmas Markets in Greater Dublin. The first markets start on 22 Nov and the longest run is until 03 January.

Check it out at www.dublinchristmasmarkets.com and tell all your friends!

If you are involved with any Christmas Market that is not listed there, just send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with the subject XMAS and I will look at your event and include it in the list if it fits.

www.dublinchristmasmarkets.com/

Aviation Fair

10:00 – 15:00, Sun 22 Nov

Carlton Hotel, Old Airport Road, Dublin Airport, Co. Dublin

The yearly Aviation Fair is back in the Carlton Hotel. It is a fair organised by aviation enthusiasts for aviation enthusiasts and you will find collectors items, decals, models, pictures and information of and about planes. In previous years there was also a flight simulator and books and calenders were on sale.

Admission is free.

aviationfair.wix.com/aviationfair

Belgard Weekend Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 22 Nov

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

dlr Winter Fair

10:00 – 18:00, Sun 22 Nov

County Hall, Marine Road, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

The DLR Winter Fair will take place in Dun Laoghaire’s County Hall on Saturday and Sunday. The Fair will showcase 40 talented local designers and craft workers displaying a wide range of goods from prints to ceramics, jewellery, arts and fashion.

Admission is free.

events.dlrcoco.ie/event/dlr-winter-fair

Dub Web Fest

10:00 – 20:30, Sun 22 Nov

Filmbase, Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Dub Web Fest is “a celebration of the storytelling power of the Internet through original web series.” From Friday until Sunday there will be screenings, workshops, masterclasses and events on the A-Z of digital content today.

Most events are not free and the full schedule is at www.dublinwebfest.com/programme/ But there are a few free events in the long list as well and some of them even have still tickets available.

+ GLUE VFX Liquid Simulations (Sat – 16:15)
+ Comedy Panel (Sun – 11:45)
+ Ireland as a Cinematic Location (Sun – 15:30)

If Storytelling on the Internet is your thing, check it out!

dublinwebfest.com/

Dun Laoghaire Christmas Festival

10:00 – 18:00, Sun 22 Nov

Dun Laoghaire (various locations)

The Dun Laoghaire Christmas Festival is this year taking place at the new location near the Maritime Museum. It starts already this Saturday and Sunday and then runs from Thursdays to Sundays every week until 24 Dec.

With 20 stalls selling food and crafts, it is not one of the bigger markets but nestled between the new LexIcon library and the Maritime Museum it might have a better chance to create some Christmas atmosphere than the location at “The Metals” (near the Pavilion Theatre) was able to.

The Maritime Museum will also be involved this year and will some events, but I wasn’t able to find confirmation that (despite the normal admission charge at the Maritime Museum) these events will be free.

One thing that won’t move, though, is the outdoor children’s amusements. That will stay on Harbour Plaza.

www.dunlaoghaire.ie/christmas-festival/

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 22 Nov

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 22 Nov

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 22 Nov

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/

The Overseas Property Show

10:00 – 18:00, Sun 22 Nov

RDS, Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

An “Overseas Property Show” (on Sunday and Monday) is daring to return to Dublin again and it will be interesting to see if the appetite for buying property abroad has returned or if the show will struggle to attract visitors. A few years ago these shows were packed with people buying in Spain, Germany, Hungary and even Panama, but then there was no single property show for years.

The Overseas Property Show will give you a chance to discuss your requirements with experts from Portugal, Spain, Cyprus, Florida and Italy. Find out how to track down the best property bargains, luxury villas and see apartments starting from EUR 79,000. There is also a seminar programme where you can get free advice about the buying process and legal requirements.

Admission to the show is free. It will take place in Hall 6 of the RDS.

www.theoverseaspropertyshow.com/

VIEW – Temple Bar Arts & Politics Weekend

10:00, Sun 22 Nov

Temple Bar, Dublin 2

From Thursday until Sunday the first “Temple Bar Arts & Politics Weekend” will take place. There will be exhibitions, workshops, a music performance, an Art Book Fair, a Print Fair, Film Screenings and a number of VERY interesting discussions about political topics in a variety of venues in Temple Bar.

The discussions are:
+ Stop Banging Your Head Against a Brick Wall – Politicians just don’t care about culture!
+ Gender Quotas: A Lazy Way to a More Representative Democracy or an Absolute Necessity to Change Our Political Culture?
+ The Future of The City – Managing Change and Transformation
+ Opinion Polls – A Threat to the Democratic Process or a Useful Tool in Ensuring Responsive Government
+ The Tyranny of The Whip: Party Politics is Ended and Good Riddance

Most events and all talks/discussions are free, but they are ticketed, so you should book as soon as possible.

Find the full schedule here: www.viewtemplebar.com/schedule/

viewtemplebar.com/

Drumcondra Village Market

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 22 Nov

Arts and Business Campus, 40 Drumcondra Road Lower

The Drumcondra Village Market is an arts and crafts fair in the centre of Drumcondra. There will be Food Stalls, Flea Market, Vintage Clothing, Arts&Crafts and a Pop-Up Record Store.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/DrumcondraVillageMarket

Dun Laoghaire Market

11:00 – 16:00, Sun 22 Nov

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/

Family Christmas Market – Food Co-op

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 22 Nov

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

A Family Christmas Market is taking place at the Dublin Food Co-op at Newmarket Square. There will be 40 stalls with hand-made goods and presents and importantly, a kids corner with plenty of toys, workshops & activities for children that will run every hour, will give you some time to focus on the shopping.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/472565696237824/

Honest2Goodness Christmas Craft&Gift Fair

11:00 – 16:00, Sun 22 Nov

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

Honest2Goodness is a weekly market every Saturday and for Christmas they have organised an additional Christmas Craft & Gift Fair. It will take place on Sunday and admission is free. Have a look at the Facebook Events Page below to see the wide selection of products on offer.

www.facebook.com/events/1688458374710547/

Palestrina Choir

11:00, Sun 22 Nov

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

Yoga Union – Yoga in Dublin 8

11:00 – 14:00, Sun 22 Nov

MVP, 29 Clanbrassil Street, Dublin 2

Three free Yoga sessions take place in MVP in Dublin 8 every Saturday and every Sunday. The times are 12:00, 13:00 and 14:00 and the duration is 1 hour. At every session only 8 places are available, so get your bookings in early (you can book weeks in advance).

The sessions can be booked following these links:

+ 11:00-12:00
+ 12:00-13:00
+ 13:00-14:00

Classes are open level, so everyone is welcome. The Yoga Union is run by Love8.

www.facebook.com/theyogaunion

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Sun 22 Nov

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 22 Nov

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/

Design It – Exhibition

12:00 – 16:00, Sun 22 Nov

The Ark, 11a Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

“Design it” is an exhibition exploring design in a child’s world and it is part of Irish Design 2015.

The exhibition and a range of (non-free) events will introduce children to the process of design, illustrating how designers take an idea and then make it a reality.

The Ark have challenged five Irish designers to create new products for children, taking inspiration from iconic children’s toys, furniture and textiles.The Design It exhibition recreates each designer’s individual studio giving us a glimpse at their working practices, using their sketches, photographs and working prototypes, to reveal how they get from an initial idea to the final product.

Admission is free and no booking is required.

The exhibition will be open every Saturday from 7 Nov – 16 Jan (closed Sat 26 Dec) from 10:00-17:00. It will also open on Sundays 22 Nov & 6, 13, 20 Dec from 12:00-16:00.

ark.ie/events/view/design-it-exhibition

Dublin Art Book Fair 2015

12:00 – 18:00, Sun 22 Nov

Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, 5-9 Temple Bar, Dublin 2

The fifth edition of the Dublin Art Book Fair takes place from 19-22 Nov in the Temple Bar Gallery + Studios.

Opening Hours are 12:00-21:00 on Thursday and then from Fri-Sun 12:00-18:00.

Admission is free.

The Dublin Art Book Fair offers the latest art, photography and related books published internationally and in Ireland by small arthouse and self-publishers.

In parallel with the fair, a whole range of ancillary events will take place: a specially commissioned wall piece by artist Miranda Blennerhassett, a book design panel discussion, book signing by Miriam Elia, showcase of exciting new furniture design, a political debate, a lecture on design and Irish society by Dr. Linda King, a contemporary music concert, a bookbinding workshop by Read That Image, book display and discussion by New Dublin Press and a pop-up café by The Market Kitchen featuring produce all sourced locally.

The full programme is on the website below. Some of the other events require tickets and links to book these tickets (for free) are also on the website below.

www.templebargallery.com/gallery/exhibition/dublin-art-book-fair-2015

Guided Walks – Botanic Gardens

12:00 – 15:30, Sun 22 Nov

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

Every Sunday, the National Botanic Gardens invite to two guided walks. The first one is at 12:00 and the second one at 14:30.

Admission is free.

www.botanicgardens.ie/educ/info.htm

Sunday at Noon – Classical Concerts

12:00 – 13:00, Sun 22 Nov

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 “Spirit Spout” with Simon Jermyn and presented by the Improvised Music Company.

www.hughlane.ie/past-sunday-concerts/1404-sundaysnoon-spirit-spout

TRAUMA – Science Gallery Exhibition

12:00 – 18:00, Sun 22 Nov

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

How does trauma affect the brain, the body, the national psyche or all three? How do buildings, bodies, artworks and stories record the traumas of our past? How do we bounce back after a trauma?

The exhibition “Trauma – Built to Break” (20 Nov – 21 Feb) in the Science Gallery is exploring the biological, psychological and societal aspects of trauma. As a sudden, violent, stressful event, trauma can be short-lived or long-lasting with impacts that range from deeply personal to universal.

Like all Science Gallery exhibitions, TRAUMA is suitable for all ages and while younger children might need some further explanation, there are lots of exhibits that can easily explained.

The Science Gallery mediators are helpers (usually students or graduates) that know the whole exhibition inside out and are very happy to help with a lot more information than the little labels at the exhibits can provide. Use their excellent service!

The Science Gallery has very visitor friendly opening hours of Tue-Fri 12:00-20:00 and Sat+Sun 12:00-18:00.
Admission is free.

dublin.sciencegallery.com/trauma/

Littlepace Village Christmas Market

12:30 – 16:30, Sun 22 Nov

Littlepace Village, Littlepace Road, Clonee, Dublin 15

Littlepace near Clonee will have their own Christmas Market this year and it will take place on Sunday. A Santa will be there and a Kids Disco in addition to the market stalls.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1480885992215028/

The Bernard Shaw Flea Market

13:00 – 19:00, Sun 22 Nov

The Bernard Shaw, 12 Richmond Street South, Dublin 8

The November Flea Market will happen this Sunday and in addition to the Big Blue Bus with the Pizza, there will be Dougnuts, photography equipment, books, instruments, clothes, scarves, handmade crafts from Nepal and the hugely popular Vintage Nerdy Swag by Zita and James where you find lots of EUR 1 bargains.

www.facebook.com/events/1206645686018651/

American Songbook – Music Performance

14:00, Sun 22 Nov

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

Soprano Elva MacGowan will perform some of her favourite ballads made famous by singers including Judy Garland, Ella Fitzgerald, Connie Francis and many more.

Admission is free.

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

Chester Beatty Library – Japanese Tour

14:00, Sun 22 Nov

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

An Intercultural Tour in Japanese Langauge with Community Ambassador Hiromi Anzai will take place.
Meeting point is in the atrium of the Library.

Admission is free and no booking required.

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

Dublin Sketchers – Sunday Meet-up

14:00, Sun 22 Nov

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/

Hugh Lane Gallery – Guided Tour

14:00, Sun 22 Nov

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

Every Sunday until 05 December, a free tour takes place in the Hugh Lane Gallery.

Admission is free and booking is not required, but places are limited, so early arrival is recommended.

www.hughlane.ie/lectures/lectures-past/1395-free-sunday-tours-at-2pm

Stella Bass Jazz Trio

14:00 – 16:00, Sun 22 Nov

Café en Seine, Dawson Street, Dublin 2

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

www.stellabass.com

Family Drawing Sundays

14:30 – 16:30, Sun 22 Nov

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

1916 in Objects – Talk

15:00 – 15:45, Sun 22 Nov

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

Historian Brenda Malone will be in the Soldiers & Chiefs exhibition for a gallery talk about 10 objects from the 1916 Rising and what stories they tell.

Admission is free and no booking required, places will be allocated on a first-come first served basis 15 minutes before the talk starts.

www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx?eventID=4798

Museum Tour – National Print Museum

15:00 – 16:30, Sun 22 Nov

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 – 15:45, Sun 22 Nov

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

“John Butler Yeats and John Quinn in America” with Dr Róisín Kennedy, University College Dublin, is the Sunday Lecture in the National Gallery. The talk is part of a free lecture series during the month of November on the theme of ‘A glance at the portraits of John Butler Yeats (1839-1922).

Admission is free.

Free talk, no booking necessary.

nationalgallery.ie/en/whatson/Talks/Sunday_Talks/November22.aspx

Sunday Sketching – Hugh Lane Gallery

15:00 – 16:00, Sun 22 Nov

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

During these workshops for 4 to 12 year olds, they will explore paintings, sculpture and architectural features through discussion and drawing.

Admission is free and no booking is required, but numbers are limited.

www.hughlane.ie/childrens-workshops/current/1394-sunday-sketching-25oct15

Beneath the Blindfold – Amnesty International Film Screening

16:00, Sun 22 Nov

Ireland Institute, Pearse Centre, 27 Pearse Street, Dublin 2

The Dublin Central Group of Amnesty International are screening a documentary exploring the effects of torture, “Beneath the Blindfold” on Sunday. (Running time 55 min),

Admission is free.

Brian Keary plays Classical Guitar

16:00 – 17:00, Sun 22 Nov

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

Sweeney’s Dixieland Jazzmen

18:30 – 20:30, Sun 22 Nov

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 22 Nov

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 22 Nov

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

Dermot Byrne & Danny Tobin – Gig

20:00, Sun 22 Nov

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

Delta Blues masters Dermot Byrne and Danny Tobin will entertain you in the Harbiur Bar.

Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/dermot-byrne-danny-tobin-event1

Apollo Sessions

20:30, Sun 22 Nov

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 22 Nov

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

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

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

Rhythm Rocker

21:00, Sun 22 Nov

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 22 Nov

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 22 Nov

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 22 Nov

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/

Monday 23 Nov

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The Overseas Property Show

10:00 – 18:00, Mon 23 Nov

RDS, Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

An “Overseas Property Show” (on Sunday and Monday) is daring to return to Dublin again and it will be interesting to see if the appetite for buying property abroad has returned or if the show will struggle to attract visitors. A few years ago these shows were packed with people buying in Spain, Germany, Hungary and even Panama, but then there was no single property show for years.

The Overseas Property Show will give you a chance to discuss your requirements with experts from Portugal, Spain, Cyprus, Florida and Italy. Find out how to track down the best property bargains, luxury villas and see apartments starting from EUR 79,000. There is also a seminar programme where you can get free advice about the buying process and legal requirements.

Admission to the show is free. It will take place in Hall 6 of the RDS.

www.theoverseaspropertyshow.com/

‘Choose Your Own Tracks’ – Photo Trail

11:00 – 13:00, Mon 23 Nov

Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Emily Gallagher will run a weekly “just for fun” photo trail where you get instructions to hunt for specific snaps around the city centre. Afterwards the symbolic significance to the snaps will be shared. The overall theme is “Get a glimpse of directions you may wish your life to take and discover decisions you may desire to make.”

Meeting point is the Meeting House Square.

Participation in the photo trails is free but donations are welcome and booking is required via egaldog@gmail.com or 0852725095

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Mon 23 Nov

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

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

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Mon 23 Nov

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/

DIT Irish Traditional Music Ensemble – Lunchtime @ the Library

13:00, Mon 23 Nov

Rathmines Library, 157 Lower Rathmines Road, Dublin 6

Every Monday in November (02+09+16+23 Nov) Members of the DIT Irish Traditional Music Ensemble perform a lunchtime concert in Rathmines Library. Enjoy some of Ireland’s finest young musical talent studying on undergraduate and postgraduate programmes at DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama.

Admission is free, but booking is required via conservatory@dit.ie

French Conception of Civilization – Lecture

16:00, Mon 23 Nov

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

The Centre for Early Modern History Seminar Series continues with the lecture

“The French conception of civilization; cultural superiority mediated through the everyday and the esoteric in militarized cultural encounters of the 1790s” by Fergus Robson (TCD).

www.tcd.ie/trinitylongroomhub/events/details/2016/centreforearlymodernhistory2015_16.php

Byrd and the Age of Exploration – Lecture

18:15, Mon 23 Nov

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

“Byrd and the Age of Exploration” by Dr Kerry McCarthy (Portland, Oregon) is the next lecture organised by the “School of Drama, Film and Music”.

Admission is free.

Byrd and the Age of Exploration.

www.tcd.ie/Music/news/index.php

Book Launch: The Space Between by Kate Dempsey

18:30, Mon 23 Nov

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

Poetry book “The Space Between” ny Kate Dempsey will be launched.

irishwriterscentre.ie/collections/whats-on-at-the-centre/products/book-launch-kate-dempsey

College Awareness Week: Career Guidance Counsellor Talk

18:30, Mon 23 Nov

Rathmines Library, 157 Lower Rathmines Road, Dublin 6

For College Awareness Week, Rathmines Library invites to an Information evening for parents/guardians and secondary school students: It is a talk by the Career Guidance Counsellors and authors of the book “Sorted! A Survival Guide for Parents of Students Making a Career Choice”, Andrée Harpur and Mary Quirke.

Admission is free, but booking via 01-4973539 is required.

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-culture-dublin-city-public-libraries-and-archive-events/college-awareness-week

Song Cycle

20:00, Mon 23 Nov

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 23 Nov

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 23 Nov

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 23 Nov

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 23 Nov

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 23 Nov

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

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National Gallery Tuesday Lecture

10:30 – 11:15, Tue 24 Nov

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

“The drawings of John Butler Yeats” is the Tuesday lecture with Anne Hodge, National Gallery of Ireland.

The talk is part of a free lecture series throughout the month of November themed around the current exhibition of John Butler Yeats portraits.

nationalgallery.ie/en/whatson/Talks/Tuesday_Talks/November24.aspx

“My Favourites” – Dublin City Walking Tour

11:00 – 13:00, Tue 24 Nov

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 24 Nov

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

Conservatoires at the Physicians – Concert

13:00, Tue 24 Nov

Royal College of Physicians, 6 Kildare Street, Dublin 2

A series of lunchtime concerts presented by the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland in collaboration with Conservatoires Ireland wioll take place.

It is an exciting showcase of emerging talent from the CIT Cork School of Music, DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama and the Royal Irish Academy of Music.

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

riam.ticketsolve.com/#/shows/873540122/events/127519413

Low priced books with free delivery!

13:00, Tue 24 Nov

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!

Personal Branding/Social Media – Business Library Talk

13:30 – 14:30, Tue 24 Nov

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

The Business Library Talk “Personal Branding. Social Media and Digital Video Marketing for Your Business” by Greg Fry will teach you tips and tricks about social media and personal branding.

Admission is free and no booking required.

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-culture-dublin-city-public-libraries-and-archive-events/november-business

The Future of Copyright – Discussion

18:00 – 19:30, Tue 24 Nov

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

Trinity College Dublin’s law professors Eoin O’Dell and Giuseppe Mazziotti will discuss the commercial, technological, cultural and societal implications of the current review of the copyright framework undertaken in the context of the EU Digital Agenda.

For more information and to register for this free event, go to the website below.

dublin.sciencegallery.com/events/2015/11/futurecopyright

Quantified Self – Meet Up

18:30 – 20:00, Tue 24 Nov

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

Do you track personal information to gain insights into yourself or your surrounding world? Are you curious about people who do?

The Dublin Quantified Self group (#QSelfDublin) is for anyone interested in self-tracking. If you record your jogging times or how often you communicate with friends or how you are feeling, then this group will interest you. Share what you are doing and learn from others.

To register for this event, go to this page.

dublin.sciencegallery.com/events/2015/10/quantifiedselfmeet

Contemporary Music Centre – Salon Concert

19:00 – 20:00, Tue 24 Nov

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

The Contemporary Music Centre’s Salon concert sees the electric RIAM Percussion Ensemble perform works by Irish composers Frank Corcoran, Ailis Ní Ríain and Garret Sholdice in the presence of the composers.

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

riam.ticketsolve.com/#/shows/873539325

Dublin Bluegrass Collective – Gig

20:00, Tue 24 Nov

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 24 Nov

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 24 Nov

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 24 Nov

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 24 Nov

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 24 Nov

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 24 Nov

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 24 Nov

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 24 Nov

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

Wicked Wolf Comedy

21:00, Tue 24 Nov

Wicked Wolf, 2 Main Street, Blackrock, Co. Dublin

There will be free comedy upstairs in the Wicked Wolf in Blackrock on every second Tuesday. New acts and surprise guests will entertain you and the event is organised by Maxine Jones.

The dates are 01+15+29 Sep, 13+27 Oct, 10+24 Nov, 08 Dec. Put the dates in your calender as I will probably not be able to include the event every week.

www.wickedwolfcomedy.com

Camden Sessions – Singer/Songwriter Night

21:30, Tue 24 Nov

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 24 Nov

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 25 Nov

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08:45, Wed 25 Nov

Dublin (various locations)

To help you with your Christmas entertainment and Christmas shopping, the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) is providing a comprehensive list of all (free) Christmas Markets in Greater Dublin. The first markets start on 22 Nov and the longest run is until 03 January.

Check it out at www.dublinchristmasmarkets.com and tell all your friends!

If you are involved with any Christmas Market that is not listed there, just send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with the subject XMAS and I will look at your event and include it in the list if it fits.

www.dublinchristmasmarkets.com/

Cafe Drawing Session – Rua Red

11:00, Wed 25 Nov

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

ruared.ie/

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Wed 25 Nov

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

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

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Wed 25 Nov

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/

Gaelic Medical Learning and its Cultural Afterlife – Talk

13:00, Wed 25 Nov

Royal Irish Academy, 19 Dawson Street, Dublin 2

Dr Clare O’Halloran, UCC will talk about “Sylvester O’Halloran (1728-1807): romantic, antiquary and surgeon” in the “Gaelic Medical Learning and its Cultural Afterlife” series of talks.

Admission is free

www.ria.ie/Events/Events-Listing/Gaelic-Medical-Learning-and-its-Cultural-After-%281%29

RIAM Guest Lecture: Professor Halina Goldberg

13:00, Wed 25 Nov

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

Professor Halina Goldberg (Indiana University Bloomington) will talk about “Nationalizing the kujawiak and constructions of nostalgia in Chopin’s Mazurkas”.

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

riam.ticketsolve.com/#/shows/873540120/events/127519407

Sarah Glennie – Gallery Talk

13:15 – 14:00, Wed 25 Nov

Irish Museum of Modern Art, Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin 8

At the East Ground Galleries, Sarah Glennie (Director, IMMA) leads a curators walk-through of the exhibition “Shot at Dawn” by the British photographer Chloe Dewe Mathews. His work focuses on the sites at which British, French and Belgian troops were executed for cowardice and desertion between 1914 and 1918 and is commissioned by the Ruskin School of Art at the University of Oxford as part of 14–18 NOW, WW1 Centenary Art Commissions.

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

www.imma.ie/en/page_237054.htm

Start or Grow a Design and Craft Enterprise – Talk

13:30 – 14:30, Wed 25 Nov

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

“Start or Grow a Design and Craft Enterprise” is a talk by Emer Ferran from the Dublin Design Council of Ireland.

Admission is free and no booking required.

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-culture-dublin-city-public-libraries-and-archive-events/november-business

Being g ay in Ireland 1950-1980 – Lecture

16:00, Wed 25 Nov

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

The next Centre for Contemporary Irish History Seminar is entitled “Being g ay in Ireland 1950-1980” and it is a Witness Seminar.

Admission is free.

www.tcd.ie/trinitylongroomhub/events/details/2015/centreforcontemporaryirishhist2015_16.php

Havana International Language Exchange

16:30 – 19:30, Wed 25 Nov

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

Composing the Tinnitus Suites for TRAUMA, Science Gallery

18:15, Wed 25 Nov

Boydell Recital Room, House 5, TCD, Dublin 2

Daniel Fishkin will talk about “Composing the Tinnitus Suites”. He is exhibiting his Lady Harp at the moment at the new TRAUMA exhibition in the Science Gallery.

Fishkin has tinnitus – a constant ringing or buzzing in the ears – which is commonly caused by exposure to loud noises. But he doesn’t want to get used to his hearing damage, he wants to use it. So he has created a room-sized long-string instrument and creates Tinnitus-like music with it.

Admission is free.

www.tcd.ie/Music/news/index.php

Acting Shakespeare – Talk

18:30, Wed 25 Nov

Rathmines Library, 157 Lower Rathmines Road, Dublin 6

Maeve Fitzgerald will give an introduction on the different methods actors use to approach a Shakespearian role and discuss some of the challenges and opportunities that the language presents.

How can we tap into the seemingly complex verse and prose of the bard, discover its accessibility and use it to build a character?

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

Book Launch: Distance by Ron Carey

18:30, Wed 25 Nov

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

THe Book Launch of Poetry Collection “Distance” by Ron Carey will take place.

Admission is free.

irishwriterscentre.ie/collections/whats-on-at-the-centre/products/book-launch-distance-by-ron-carey

Masked Identities: From Votive Rituals to Political Transformations – Lecture

18:30, Wed 25 Nov

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

“Masked Identities: From Votive Rituals to Political Transformation” by Dr Jacopo Tabolli (Sapienza University of Rome).

The lecture will present the transformations in the identity of an ancient community, which celebrated a peculiar votive ritual in the first half of the 3rd century BC at Narce, 35km north of Rome (Italy). More than 300 terracotta masks were found there within a votive deposit.

Admission is free.

www.tcd.ie/trinitylongroomhub/events/details/2015/2015-11-25masked_identities.php

Back Door Sessions – Open Mic Night

19:00, Wed 25 Nov

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

100 Years of Einstein’s Gravity but where are the Waves? – Talk

19:30, Wed 25 Nov

St. Patrick’s College, Drumcondra Road Upper, Drumcondra, Dublin 9

“100 Years of Einstein’s Gravity but where are the Waves?” by Professor Mike Cruise (University of Birmingham) will take place in the Heaney Lecture Theatre in St. Patrick’s College, Drumcondra.

The recently rediscovered Grubb coelostat used by Eddington to confirm Einstein’s theory will be on display.

Admission is free but advance booking is required here.

The event is part of the 75th anniversary of the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies.

dias.ie/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=6836:dias-75allevents&catid=184&Itemid=106&lang=en

Final of the Irené Sandford Award for Singers

19:30, Wed 25 Nov

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

The Final of the Irené Sandford Award for Singers is a free performance in RIAM.

Booking via the website below.

riam.ticketsolve.com/#/shows/873540123

RDS Rising Stars Concert

19:30, Wed 25 Nov

RDS (Concert Hall), Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

The RDS Rising Stars concerts feature young, talented and upcoming classical musicians. A list of performers is on the website below.

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

www.rds.ie/cat_event_detail.jsp?itemID=1103951

The Legacy of Teresa of Avila and John of the Cross – Lecture

19:30, Wed 25 Nov

Loyola Institute/ISE Building, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 2

The Paul Lennon Lecture “Enkindling Love: The Legacy of Teresa of Avila and John of the Cross” by Prof Gillian T.W. Ahlgren will take place on Wendesday.

I wasn’t able to find out if admission is free, but you should be able to check via this: gamccabe@tcd.ie

www.tcd.ie/Secretary/Communications/Noticeboard/data/35130.html

Berlin: Sinfonie der Großstadt – German Film Screening

19:45, Wed 25 Nov

Darcspace, 26 North Great George’s Street, Dublin 1

The Goethe-Institut Irland and the Dublin architecture gallery darcspace present a series of films from various eras of German film history on the topic of cities. The films will be in German with English subtitles. Admission is free, but booking is required via info@darcspace.ie

The films are:
+ Berlin: Sinfonie der Großstadt (11 Nov)
+ Oh Boy / A Coffee in Berlin (18 Nov)
+ Unter Dir die Stadt / The City Below (25 Nov)
+ TBC (02 Dec)

www.goethe.de/ins/ie/en/dub/ver.cfm?fuseaction=events.detail&event_id=20641397

Brand New Switcheroo – Roots Gig

20:00, Wed 25 Nov

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/

King Kong Club

20:00, Wed 25 Nov

Mercantile, 28 Dame Street, Dublin 2

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

Check the Facebook Page below for the line-up.

www.facebook.com/TheKingKongClubDublin

Anseo Comedy Club

20:30, Wed 25 Nov

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 25 Nov

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 25 Nov

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 25 Nov

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 25 Nov

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 25 Nov

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 25 Nov

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 26 Nov

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Christmas Markets in Dublin – Comprehensive List

08:45, Thu 26 Nov

Dublin (various locations)

To help you with your Christmas entertainment and Christmas shopping, the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) is providing a comprehensive list of all (free) Christmas Markets in Greater Dublin. The first markets start on 22 Nov and the longest run is until 03 January.

Check it out at www.dublinchristmasmarkets.com and tell all your friends!

If you are involved with any Christmas Market that is not listed there, just send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with the subject XMAS and I will look at your event and include it in the list if it fits.

www.dublinchristmasmarkets.com/

IT Professionals: Virtualisation, Security, Storage, Datacentre – Talks

09:00 – 16:30, Thu 26 Nov

Westin Hotel, 35-39 Westmoreland Street, Dublin 2

TechUG Dublin is an event for IT Professionals interested in Virtualisation, Security, Storage and Datacentre Technologies.

And at the next meet up there will be talks from VMware, Veeam, Dropbox, Atlantis Computing, Covea Insurance, University of York, KPG Group and more.

If none of these terms mean anything to you, this is probably not the event for you. But for all the IT Pros, this is something you should go to and it is free (and includes some food and beer).

All information and a link to register are on the website below.

www.technologyug.co.uk/TechUG-Dublin-Thursday-26th-November-2015

Vocal Masterclass with Mark Shanahan

10:00, Thu 26 Nov

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

Conductor and Head of Music at London’s National Opera Studio, Mark Shanahan will give a vocal masterclass.

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

riam.ticketsolve.com/#/shows/873540124

I Believe Christmas Village

11:00 – 21:00, Thu 26 Nov

CHQ Building, Customs House Quay, Dublin 1

At George’s Dock and at the side of the CHQ building will be this year’s main Christmas market for Dublin. There is a Christmas Village (elsehwere you call that a Christmas Market!) and admission to it is free. Visits to Santa and a visit to the Apres Ski hut or tent (Apres Ski???) are not free.

The market runs every day from 26 Nov-23 Dec (Mon-Fri: 11:00-21:00, Sat: 10:00-21:00, Sun 10:00-20:00).

The Christmas Market will be on the platform in George’s Dock and at the side of the CHQ building, but there will also be activities and pop-up-shops in the CHQ building.

The launch will be on Thursday and it seems that 17:30 is the time for it.

The “I Believe” market has used very bold marketing statements and a good bit of fluff and blurb to promote this brand new market, so we will see how the real thing measures up against the claims! Read the “This is Odd!” next week and if it doesn’t measure up you know what the topic will be! ;-)

www.ibelieveinchristmas.ie/

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Thu 26 Nov

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

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

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

The Green Door Market

12:00 – 16:00, Thu 26 Nov

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

Gavin James – In-Store Gig

13:00, Thu 26 Nov

Tower Records Ireland, 7 Dawson Street, Dublin 2

Singer Gavin James will be in Tower Records for a lunchtime in-store gig.

Admissions is free, but space is limited.

www.towerrecords.ie/viewnews.asp?id=267

Ireland and Climate Change before the Paris Summit – Talk

13:00, Thu 26 Nov

Unitarian Church, 112 St. Stephen’s Green West, Dublin 2

On 30 November-11 December the world’s leaders will meet in Paris at the UN Climate Change Conference to achieve a legally binding, worldwide agreement on how to tackle climate change for the first time in over 20 years.

The Dublin Unitarian Church is holding five lunchtime talks in the run-up to the Paris summit on different aspects of climate change.

This week Trocaire’s Head of Policy Lorna Gold will talk about the human dimensions of climate change and particularly climate justice as a human rights issue in the developing world – with examples from Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Honduras and the Philippines.

Admission is free.

www.dublinunitarianchurch.org/events/

Musical Tales presented by the Contemporary Music Centre

13:00, Thu 26 Nov

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

The Contemporary Music Centre presents Musical Tales, a concert series in the Central Library 26 Nov and 4 Dec.

The concert series celebrates the music of contemporary Irish composers in connection with four published books;

In my own light – Raymond Deane
Different Voices: Irish Music and Music in Ireland – Benjamin Dwyer
The Life and Music of James Wilson – Dr. Mark Fitzgerald
Music and Identity in Ireland and beyond – Editors Dr. Mark Fitzgerald/John O’Flynn

Each concert will present an hour of music performed by David O’Doherty (violin), Varazdat Khachatryan (piano), Pablo Manjón-Cabezas Guzman (clarinet), Aoife Gibney (soprano) and Elspeth Hayes (soprano) interspersed with introductions by Dr. Mark Fitzgerald.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/841610792623052/

Support the Dublin Event Guide – Buy your books here!

13:00, Thu 26 Nov

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

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Daniel O’Connell in Caricature – Lecture

13:10, Thu 26 Nov

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

The Lunchtime Lecture “Daniel O’Connell in Caricature” with Prof Maurice Bric (School of History & Archives, University College Dublin) will take place.

Admission is free and no booking required.

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

Smithfield Night Market

17:00 – 22:00, Thu 26 Nov

Generator Hostel, Smithfield Square, Dublin 7

Part of the Smithfield Square Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony will be this Night Market at the Generator Hostel. There will be vintage clothes, vinyl records, arts & crafts, Jewellery, undergroudn cinema, Discotekken DJs + Food & drinks throughout the night.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1087997817878306/

Dun Laoghaire Christmas Festival

17:30 – 20:30, Thu 26 Nov

Dun Laoghaire (various locations)

The Dun Laoghaire Christmas Festival is this year taking place at the new location near the Maritime Museum. It starts already this Saturday and Sunday and then runs from Thursdays to Sundays every week until 24 Dec.

With 20 stalls selling food and crafts, it is not one of the bigger markets but nestled between the new LexIcon library and the Maritime Museum it might have a better chance to create some Christmas atmosphere than the location at “The Metals” (near the Pavilion Theatre) was able to.

The Maritime Museum will also be involved this year and will some events, but I wasn’t able to find confirmation that (despite the normal admission charge at the Maritime Museum) these events will be free.

The outdoor children’s amusements will be on Harbour Plaza.

www.dunlaoghaire.ie/christmas-festival/

Smithfield Christmas Tree Ceremony

17:30 – 20:00, Thu 26 Nov

Smithfield Square, Dublin 7

The Smithfield Christmas Light Ceremony this Thursday comes with a gig and also a Night Market in the Generator Hostel. The line-up for the gig mentions: Paddy Casey, The Original Rude Boys, The Geddes

All information about the Night Market is in a separate listing in this Dublin Event Guide.

dublinatchristmas.ie/whats-on-events/christmas-tree-switch-smithfield-square

Brazilian Dance – Forró

18:00, Thu 26 Nov

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

How to tell good stories of bad history in German film – Lecture

18:00, Thu 26 Nov

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

“Memory Contests: How to tell good stories of bad history in contemporary German film” is a public lecture by Professor Michael Braun (Konrad Adenauer Foundation and University of Cologne) organised as part of the Research Seminar Series of the School of Languages, Literatures and Cultural Studies.

“Since unification in 1990, the number of films dealing with Germany’s various pasts has surged. The problem they confront us with, however, is no longer how to come to terms with the past, but how to convey the cultural challenges of an ambivalent heritage.”

Admission is free.

www.tcd.ie/trinitylongroomhub/events/details/2015/2015-11-26memory_contexts.php

Spanish Film Screening: Escocia

18:00 – 21:00, Thu 26 Nov

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

The Spanish Film “Escocia / Scotland” will be screened on Thursday in Spanish with English subtitles. It is a documentary about Montse who has dreams about flying in a plane from Barcelona to Scotland but then she discovers that she cancer at a very advanced stage.

Admission is free.

dublin.cervantes.es/FichasCultura/Ficha99701_16_2.htm

Book Launch: Streetwise: Dublin Street Names Unravelled by Seamus O Dunlaing

18:30, Thu 26 Nov

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

The Book Launch of “Streetwise: Dublin Street Names Unravelled” by Seamus O Dunlaing will take place.

Admission is free.

irishwriterscentre.ie/collections/whats-on-at-the-centre/products/book-launch-streetwise-dublin-street-names-unravelled-by-seamus-o-dunlaing

Poetry at Germany@Home

18:30 – 20:30, Thu 26 Nov

St. John’s Road, Sandymount, Dublin 4

For the sixth time, the Goethe-Institut Irland brings writers into an Irish home within the context of its latest series of events called Germany@Home.

This time it is award-winning German poet Nadja Küchenmeister from Berlin who will read from her latest volume “Under the Juniper Tree” which has been tranlated into English and Irish.

Cormac Fitz is a spoken word artist from Dublin. His work deals with themes of isolation, loneliness, hope and exploration set against the backdrop of the city and its inhabitants. His work is performance-based for the most part, relying on the liveness and delivery to properly come alive. He performs regularly at poetry nights around Dublin and Ireland.

Admission is free, but booking is required here.

www.goethe.de/ins/ie/en/dub/ver.cfm?fuseaction=events.detail&event_id=20640048

Shakespeare and Ireland – Talk

18:30, Thu 26 Nov

Ballyfermot Library, Ballyfermot Road, Dublin 10

Tanya Dean talks about the relationship between the bard and Ireland; how Ireland and the Irish are depicted in his works, a select history of key productions of Shakespeare in Irish theatre history, and why we return again and again to his works on the stage and in Irish education.

Admission is free, but booking is required via 01-6269324

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

Thursdays at the Opera – Screenings

18:30, Thu 26 Nov

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

From October until February, the Italian Institute of Culture is running eight screenings of Italian Opera. The screenings starts at 18:30 and admission is free, but booking is required via iicdublino@esteri.it

The next screening is “Attila” by Giuseppe Verdi.

Introduction to the screening is by Deirdre O’Grady (Emeritus Professor of Italian and Comparative Studies, UCD)

www.iicdublino.esteri.it/IIC_Dublino/webform/SchedaEvento.aspx?id=665&citta=Dublino

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

19:00 – 21:00, Thu 26 Nov

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/

Restoration Stories at the Botanic Gardens

19:00, Thu 26 Nov

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

Twenty years ago, in 1995, the famous Curvilinear Range of Glasshouses designed by Richard Turner was reopened to the public in the National Botanic Gardens having been restored to its former glory using a series of ingenious techniques.

This was the start of an ambitious programme of restoration, including that of the Great Palm House, and development of new facilities within the gardens such as the Library, Herbarium and Visitor Centre. Join State Architect Ciarán O’Connor as he shares his remarkable restoration stories.

Admission is free.

www.botanicgardens.ie/news/events.htm

Star Trek Night

19:00, Thu 26 Nov

Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

Startrekeire.com are organising a Star Trek Night on Thursday. They will screen the Star Trek episodes of “Best of Both Worlds” and the “Star Trek: First Contact” movie. In addition there will be a live broadcast introduction from a special guest, so don’t be late!

Admission is free and booking is not necessary, but there will be limited places available.

www.facebook.com/startrekeire

The Xchange – Language Exchange

19:00, Thu 26 Nov

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

Victor Hugo – A Musical & Poetic Trip

19:00, Thu 26 Nov

Alliance Francaise, 1 Kildare Street, Dublin 2

A Musical & Poetic Trip with Adeline Jondot (reading & singing) and Pascal Lamige (accordion & singing) will take place in the Alliance Francaise.

“Texts and poems are extracted from Victor Hugo’s journeys with Juliette Drouet between 1834 and 1843, from Northern France and Belgium, to the Rhine, the Pyrenees and Spain, that fed his quest for the imaginary and his knowledge of society.”

Admission is free, but registration is required via rsvp@alliance-francaise.ie with the subject “Victor Hugo”.

alliance-francaise.ie/culture/

After Paris: Stop the Terror, Stop the Wars – Talks

19:30, Thu 26 Nov

Academy Plaza Hotel, Findlater Place, Dublin 2

The Irish Anti-War Movement is inviting to a meeting “After Paris: Stop the Terror, Stop the Wars”.

Speakers will be Richard Boyd Barrett, Clare Daly and Mick Wallace.

Find out more via the link below. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/771296532975827

Say Hello to Brain Health- Talk

19:30, Thu 26 Nov

Clontarf Castle, 3 Castle Avenue, Clontarf, Dublin 3

At this talk entitled “Say Hello to Brain Health”, learn how simple lifestyle changes can boost your brain health and reduce your risk of developing dementia.

Prof Sabina Brennan, Director of the NEIL dementia research programme at Trinity College Dublin, will explain how scientific research is showing that modifiable factors can promote brain health and protect against dementia. She will share Top Tips for Brain Health and take questions after the talk.

Admission is free, but booking is required here.

Dimestore Recordings presents

20:00, Thu 26 Nov

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

Oddsocks – Gig

20:00, Thu 26 Nov

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

The Oddsocks are a “Rhythm&Groove” band from Sligo and they will play a gig in the Harbour Bar.

Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/oddsocks-event4

Table Quiz Thursday – Grand Social

20:00 – 23:00, Thu 26 Nov

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

A new weekly Table Quiz takes place in the Grand Social. Every Thursdayteams 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 26 Nov

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 26 Nov

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

Cabin Sessions – Dundrum – Gig

21:30 – 23:30, Thu 26 Nov

Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Rosemount, Dundrum Road, Dublin 14

The next Cabin Sessions gig night will take place on Thursday.

The Cabin Crew (Spats Davenport (gtr), Aisling Davenport (voc), Con Butler (bs), Gerry Fitzpatrick (dob), Cathy McEvoy (fdl), Christian Volkmann (hca), Richard Hawkins (bjo), Dave Hardy (sax/clt)) will be have special guests Andrew Basquille (singer/songwriter), Elga Fox (folk), Dublin City Rounders (contemporary).

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/pages/The-Cabin-Sessions-Acoustic-Music-at-its-Finest/172602396180287

International Bar Jazz Night

21:30, Thu 26 Nov

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 26 Nov

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 26 Nov

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 26 Nov

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 26 Nov

Woolshed Bar & Grill, Parnell Street, Dublin 1

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

www.woolshedbaa.com/dublin/

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Christmas Markets in Dublin – Comprehensive List

08:45, Fri 27 Nov

Dublin (various locations)

To help you with your Christmas entertainment and Christmas shopping, the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) is providing a comprehensive list of all (free) Christmas Markets in Greater Dublin. The first markets start on 22 Nov and the longest run is until 03 January.

Check it out at www.dublinchristmasmarkets.com and tell all your friends!

If you are involved with any Christmas Market that is not listed there, just send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with the subject XMAS and I will look at your event and include it in the list if it fits.

www.dublinchristmasmarkets.com/

Christmas Craft Fair – Tallaght Library

09:30 – 16:30, Fri 27 Nov

Tallaght Library, Library Square, Tallaght, Dublin 24

On Friday and Saturday (27+28 Nov) a Christmas Craft Fair will take place in the County Library in Tallaght.

On Friday there will be Christmas Carols and 11:00 and Christmas Cooking at 13:00. On Saturday the Library Drama Group will perform at 11:30, and Santa will be there from 14:00-15:30.

On both days you can watch Craft Demonstrations and you can buy handmade Christmas Gifts.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/Tallaghtlibrary

I Believe Christmas Village

11:00 – 21:00, Fri 27 Nov

CHQ Building, Customs House Quay, Dublin 1

At George’s Dock and at the side of the CHQ building will be this year’s main Christmas market for Dublin. There is a Christmas Village (elsehwere you call that a Christmas Market!) and admission to it is free. Visits to Santa and a visit to the Apres Ski hut or tent (Apres Ski???) are not free.

The market runs every day from 26 Nov-23 Dec (Mon-Fri: 11:00-21:00, Sat: 10:00-21:00, Sun 10:00-20:00).

The Christmas Market will be on the platform in George’s Dock and at the side of the CHQ building, but there will also be activities and pop-up-shops in the CHQ building.

www.ibelieveinchristmas.ie/

W.B. Poetry Reading – National Gallery

11:00 – 12:00, Fri 27 Nov

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

Marking the 150th anniversary of the birth of William Butler Yeats (1865-1939), actors Denis Conway and Derbhle Crotty will read poetry by W.B. Yeats. The event is chaired by Vincent Woods, poet, playwright and RTÉ presenter.

Admission is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/whatson/Special_Events/Poetry_Reading.aspx

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Fri 27 Nov

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

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

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

The Green Door Market

12:00 – 19:00, Fri 27 Nov

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

Marie Brett and Mary Dorcey – In Conversation

13:00 – 14:00, Fri 27 Nov

Irish Museum of Modern Art, Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin 8

Marie Brett (artist) and Mary Dorcey (poet) discuss the intersections of poetry, film, public artworks and gallery contexts in relation to E.gress; a film exploring the twilight world of dementia, currently presented in IMMAs Project Spaces.

Admission is free, but booking is required.

www.imma.ie/en/page_237066.htm

Christmas Kingdom Malahide

14:00 – 20:00, Fri 27 Nov

Malahide Green, Malahide, Co. Dublin

The Christmas Kingdom Market in Malahide will be launched on Friday and then run until 03 January on the following dates 27-29 Nov/4-6 Dec/11-13 Dec (Fri 14:00-20:00, Sat+Sun 10:00-20:00) and then daily 18-23 Dec (10:00-20:00) and 26 Dec-03 Jan (10:00-20:00).

Visiting the Craft Village and the Food Village is free, Ice Rink and Santa Visit cost money.

In some places you might read that the event starts on 20 November already. This was the original plan but after the market nearly got cancelled and only in the last minute got the required permissions, it seems that the actual starting date was pushed to the 27 Nov.

christmaskingdom.ie/

Winter Fair – National Print Museum

16:00 – 20:00, Fri 27 Nov

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

The National Print Museum’s Winter Fair returns from Friday until Sunday (27-29 Nov). The mezzanine level will have market stalls selling all sorts of gifts, from letterpress posters and fine art prints to jewellery and design products and more.

There will be plenty of Christmas-themed crafts for the little ones and a chance to print your own letterpress poster.

The Press cafe will be open serving mulled wine and festive treats.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/NationalPrintMuseum/

Jameson Black Barrel Craft Market

17:00 – 22:00, Fri 27 Nov

The Bernard Shaw, 12 Richmond Street South, Dublin 8

The first Jameson Black Barrel Craft Market will take place from Friday until Sunday. It is a craft market with handmade gifts and there will also be live bands, a Jameson Black Barrel Bar (with complimentary tasting), Cooperage (barrel making) demonstrations and “Meet the Masters” sessions.

On Friday the market will run from 17:00-22:00 and on Saturday and Sunday it will go from 14:00-20:00.

The full programme is on the website below. The live music line up is Corner Boy (Fri), Young Folk (Sat), Cry Monster Cry (Sun).

Admission is free and no booking required.

www.jamesonwhiskey.com/ie/plans/craft-market

Dun Laoghaire Christmas Festival

17:30 – 20:30, Fri 27 Nov

Dun Laoghaire (various locations)

The Dun Laoghaire Christmas Festival is this year taking place at the new location near the Maritime Museum. It starts already this Saturday and Sunday and then runs from Thursdays to Sundays every week until 24 Dec.

With 20 stalls selling food and crafts, it is not one of the bigger markets but nestled between the new LexIcon library and the Maritime Museum it might have a better chance to create some Christmas atmosphere than the location at “The Metals” (near the Pavilion Theatre) was able to.

The Maritime Museum will also be involved this year and will some events, but I wasn’t able to find confirmation that (despite the normal admission charge at the Maritime Museum) these events will be free.

The outdoor children’s amusements will be on Harbour Plaza.

www.dunlaoghaire.ie/christmas-festival/

Lyón Loring’s Boutique Christmas Market

17:30 – 21:30, Fri 27 Nov

Lyon Loring, 50a Manor Street, Stoneybatter, Dublin 7

Home Decor and Design Shop “Lyón Loring” got together with like-minded companies in food and other sectors to create a boutique Christmas Market for you. It will run on 27-29 Nov, 03-05/11-13 Dec (Fri: 17:30-21:30, Sat: 11:00-17:00, Sun 12:00-16:00).

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1674109072860857/

Under the Juniper Tree – Poetry Reading

18:00, Fri 27 Nov

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

The Goethe-Institut Irland presents a tri-lingual reading of poems by Nadja Küchenmeister in Dublin. Her book “Unter dem Wacholder / Under the Juniper Tree / Faoin Aiteal”, published by Coiscéim, will be launched and herself as well as her translators Hans-Christian Oeser and Gabriel Rosenstock will read the English and Irish texts.

Peter Arnds from the School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultural Studies Trinity College Dublin, will moderate.

Admission is free.

www.goethe.de/ins/ie/en/dub/ver.cfm?fuseaction=events.detail&event_id=20640462

Takin’ The Mic Open-Mic Night

19:00 – 21:00, Fri 27 Nov

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

Takin’ The Mic Open-Mic Night is an open mic night at the Irish Writers’ Centre, taking place one Friday every month. Writers, spoken-word artists and musicians are all welcome to perform in 5 minute slots.

This month the MC will be Valerie Francis.

If you want to perform, you need to register for free here. If you want to listen only, you don’t need to book.

Admission is free, but a donation of EUR 5 is suggested. BYOB.

irishwriterscentre.ie/collections/whats-on-at-the-centre/products/takin-the-mic-27-nov

Cornucopia – Live Music

19:30 – 21:30, Fri 27 Nov

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

Baile an Salsa – Gig

20:00, Fri 27 Nov

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

Baile an Salsa are an international 10-piece band that play Latin salsa blended with traditional Irish music. They call it Salsa-Trad! :-)

Admission to their gig is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/baile-an-salsa-event1

Bal Folk – European Folk Dance Session

20:00, Fri 27 Nov

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 27 Nov

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 27 Nov

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

HARD CORE BLUES – Gig

21:30, Fri 27 Nov

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

HARD CORE BLUES is a gig with outstanding Bluesmen: Ed Deane, Noel Bridgeman, John Quearney and saxophonist Richie Buckley.

Admission seems to be free.

dublinsessions.ie/the-patriots-inn/

Hoodoo Reelin – Gig

22:30, Fri 27 Nov

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Hoodoo Reelin will perform at the Midnight Hour. Admission is free before 22:30 or if you sign up for the guest list.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/midnight-hour-w-hoodoo-reelin/

Events Coming Up

MusicMaker Black Saturday Sale

28 Nov – 09:00-18:00

Musicmaker, 29 Exchequer Street, Dublin 2

This is not the typical type of event that you normally find in the Dublin Event Guide. It is not really a cultural event, but it is a pure sale. BUT the Musicmaker Sale is legendary with extremely long queues and genuine bargains. So for Musicians or if you are looking for musical Christmas presents, this pre-Christmas sale could be perfect.
www.facebook.com/events/719676574831956/

Dublin Mountains Partnership – Guided Walks

01+07+08+14+15+21+22+28+29 November

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

November is a busy month and the next walks take place on 01+07+08+14+15+21+22+28+29 November.

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

Not free, but interesting nevertheless:

ImprovFest 2015: 15-21 November

IFI French Film Festival 2015: 18-29 Nov

Strut at the Peacock: 18-21 Nov

Bite Food Festival: 19-22 Nov

Dublin Burlesque Festival: 19-22 Nov

DubWebFest: 20-22 Nov

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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!

Crazy salaries in Ireland…here we go again!

Ireland is a tiny country with a small population and very limited economic potential. This is not a “put down” but are facts if you compare the country to most other European countries. Despite that, though, there are some crazy salaries paid in Ireland. The Taoiseach of a 4.5mio country earns more than the prime minister of the UK where twice that population is reached by one city. And he earns more than the French President. But he only makes a fraction of the best paid radio/TV presenter in Ireland. Crazy!

You would think that organisations realise that something is wrong and sort the problem? Not at all!

The latest scandal is about the exorbitant salary of the Secretary General of the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA). The IFA is a membership organisation with approx. 85,000 members and a budget of around 12 mio per year. And out of these 12mio, the General Secretary got a whopping 535,000 in 2013 (and still more than 400k last year). This is just mad!

I would find more than 150,000 too much for a position like that in a relatively small organisation, but more than 4 times that!?

The General Secretary who that got that amount of money, Pat Smith, has resigned on Friday when he realised that he wouldn’t get out of that scandal untainted and it is outrageous that he thought his job justified that amount, but there are a LOT more people that are involved in determining the salary in such an organisation and it really makes you wonder how deluded they all are to stand over more than 500k.

Odd?? You bet!!

An article in The Journal provides details: www.thejournal.ie/ifa-general-secretary-salary-2456214-Nov2015/

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–Joerg

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