Dublin Event Guide 450: Temple Bar Tradfest, Dublin Flea Market, Startup Europe Week, First Wednesday

January 30th, 2016
DEG Dublin Event Guide (for free events)

No. 450 | 29 January 2016

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Hi all!

This is the 450th edition of the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) and in a way it is mad to think that for 450 weeks every single week this publication has been sent to you if you were on the distribution list from Day 1. 450 weeks is 8.5 years!! But I know that this probably feels madder to me as the person who writes this e-mail magazine every week than to you. So forgive me for thinking it is a pretty big deal. :-P I will get over it! Promise! :-)

This week we also filled another 1000 on Facebook and have arrived now at 63,000 Likes. Not such a big deal, to be honest, but still nice to see. When we arrive at 100,000, I will do a song and dance about it.

The area where the growth has slowed down much more than I would like to see is in the e-mail subscriber numbers. Despite my best efforts, it seems that many don’t understand that only in the e-mail magazine ALL information is contained. The smartphone app contains MOST information, but the daily Facebook messages are only a small subset or a small selection of all free events. If you talk to friends, family and colleagues, please five them that information.

Thanks for all the donations last week, it the gap was exactly closed, on the cent (!), so all bills for January are paid, but February is already just a few days away and with it another EUR 190 are needed.

So, 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 secondly: 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?

For donations go to www.perfectresults.info/donate.htm and the link to subscribe is www.dublineventguide.com.

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

And please help spreading the word about the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events). Your friends can easily subscribe at www.dublineventguide.com and they will get a weekly e-mail magazine with all the free events in Dublin if they subscribe. They don’t have to pay a cent (but donations are very welcome!) for that and their e-mail address is completely safe with me! More than 24,000 people receive the Dublin Event Guide every week and we are more than 60,000 people at the Dublin Event Guide Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/DublinEventGuide Check it out and click on LIKE when you are there.

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

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

Have an event-full weekend and week,

–Joerg

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Feel good slot

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

Today’s feel good is a quote once again. It is from author and economist Umar Haque. Not someone you need to know or should have heard about, but his quote is an important reminder for all of us about what the purpose of our existence on Earth is:

“You have one job. And that is to live an extraordinary life.”

What exactly “extraordinary” means is largely your decision. You don’t have to be a Richard Branson or a Martin Luther King or Mother Teresa to have an extraordinary life! Being a good mother/father/uncle/aunt or being passionate about a hobby that you share with others or just being a kind and caring person can be extraordinary enough. But don’t short change yourself! If you could do more and know you should, then you must!

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

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

Last week Juliana AY, Pauline R, Eva M, Laura S, Sophie P-L, Seamus C and Christiane B were so wonderful to support the Dublin Event Guide with a donation. Thanks a lot! Please keep in mind that without donations there won’t be a Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events): Your donation will ensure that the Dublin Event Guide will continue arriving in your Inbox every week and every donation will benefit EVERY Dublin Event Guide reader!

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

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

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

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

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Joergs Picks

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

The Tradfest in Temple Bar and the Banjo and Bovril Trad Fest in the Harbour Bar in Bray are still on this weekend. I was in Bray in the Harbour Bar during the week and was surprised how small the venue is, but the atmosphere was really good.

At the Temple Bar Tradfest a whole range of family/children events take place and then there is the free Music Trail.

The Dublin Flea Market is back this week and another month is over, so on Wednesday the next First Wednesday with free admission at many Heritage Sites will take place.

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Competitions

Pete Best of the Beatles – Play – Ticket Competition

Tues 09 – Sat 13 February – 19:30 (Preview on 08 February)
The New Theatre, 43 East Essex St, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

“Pete Best of The Beatles” is Stephen Kennedy’s follow up to his play “John Lennon’s Last Day”. This new stage play tells the true story of Pete Best who drummed with The Beatles for two years and was mysteriously fired from the band a few weeks before they released their first single and took over the world. The play is directed by Stephen Kennedy and performed by Padraic McGinley and Jim Elliott.

It will be performed in the New Theatre in Temple Bar and tickets are EUR 16/12.50. You can find out more and book the tickets here.

One pair of tickets has been given to me for a competition. The tickets are for the performance on 08 February and please only enter the competition if you are available that evening. To enter, you have to send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with PETE in the subject line and with your name and mobile phone number in the body of the mail. Your entry has to be with me by Wed 03 February at 13:00.

www.thenewtheatre.com/tnt_php/scripts/page/show.php?show_id=239

Release Your Voice – 6-week Singing Course – Competition

from Monday 08 February, every Monday for 6 weeks (19:15-20:45)
The Lab, Foley Street, Dublin 1

Discover new and exciting possibilities for your voice while having fun! Join these Group Singing Classes with Professional Singer and Vocal Coach Joan Shields.

Maybe you always have been curious to give singing a try? Or maybe you are more experienced and you want to polish your vocals and learn some new repertoire? This course is for you!

You will learn how to develop and gain control over your voice; extend your pitch-range, improve your timbre, intonation and power; sing in a healthy way for your voice; communicate/interpret a song and perform with confidence.

The course will cover good vocal techniques and will introduce you to different styles of songs from Jazz to Pop and from Folk to Classical. Is suitable for all levels of singer from the beginner/non-singer to the professional and you will also have the opportunity to explore your vocal creativity through improvisation.

Joan is a very popular and experienced professional singer herself, has a Masters in Music Performance and will definitely be the right person to bring you to the next level of singing.

The course fee is EUR 90 and there is a limited number of places available. To book your place, contact freeyourvoice@outlook.com or ring 086 3844527 and here are some more details www.facebook.com/events/1020601661303730/

For one super-lucky Dublin Event Guide reader, Joan has made a ticket on her course available. To win this ticket you have to send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with JOAN S in the subject line and with your name and mobile phone number in the body of the mail. The draw is a random draw, but if you want, you can tell me why you would like to do Joan’s course, I am interested, but you don’t have to! Your mail has to be with me by 12:00 on Wednesday 03 February.

Please note: If you are seriously interested, sign up with Joan to secure your place AND enter the competition. If you are the winner, you will not have to pay (or you will get your money back). That way you don’t have to wait with your booking until the competition winner is announced. If you were to wait you might miss out because the course is probably full by the time the competition is decided! So go ahead and contact Joan now.

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

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

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Giving money for free! That’s how easy it is. ;-) THANK YOU!!!

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Start of Spring? Nooooooooooo!!!

Badly educated event organisers and media outlets will tell you about the “Start of Spring” this week, but don’t fall for that! Together with your primary school teachers they are just badly educated. ;-) Met Eireann points out year after year that Spring starts in Ireland on 01 March and NOT on 01 February. But the misinformation is is persistent. Met Eireann is using the meteorological start of spring and that is definitely not in February but in March as you can read here.

In the rest of Europe, Spring starts – based on the astronomical calendar – even later, on 21 March. Only Ireland is different in whole Europe and how did that happen? Well, the “mistake” in Ireland goes back to the ancient celts, who ignored meteorology and astronomy and had a completely different way of looking at things. The year for example started on 01 November and the day started and ended at sunset. So they were not really wrong, but they used different definitions.

If your day still starts at sunset and your year starts on 01 November, then it’s perfectly fine to start Spring on 01 February in your world. But if you have modernised your views and start your year on 01 January and start the day at midnight, then it is time to update your view of the seasons as well! ;-)

Hares on the March – Hare Trail

There are currently 110 specially designed 90cm high Hares scattered all across Dublin and if you can find at least 20, you can enter a competition for prizes. The Hare-y action will culminate in an auction to raise fund for the Jack & Jill charity.

Find out all details here www.haresonthemarch.ie and there are also maps where you can find the hares at www.haresonthemarch.ie/trail.html

(Thanks to Sandra Schoene for the reminder about this campaign.)

Voice your opinions about Busking in Dublin!!

If you have an opinion about busking in Dublin, don’t forget to voice this opinion in the context of the current consultation process. Until 12 February you can comment on the proposed revised Street Performers Bye-Laws and you should at least read them if you are interested in culture in Dublin!

The website for the consultation is here and the one that you want to read and comment on is the third document “The draft revised Bye-Laws with the proposed changes marked in red.

The rules are already quite strict, but Dublin City wants to make them even stricter.

Adult Learners’ Festival 2016 – Call to get involved

The 10th Annual Adult Learners’ Festival in 2016 is a nationwide celebration of adult learning, coordinated by AONTAS, the National Adult Learning Organisation.

It will take place from 22-27 February 2016 and AONTAS invites community groups, organisations and local businesses to get involved by hosting free adult learning events during this six day festival.

The Adult Learners’ Festival website at www.adultlearnersfestival.com has lots of resources and event ideas to help you get involved. AONTAS will support the promotion of your event with local and nationwide advertising campaigns.

Opportunities

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

== EVENTBRITE PICKS ==

The Eventbrite Picks here might be replaced by a new type of information and help from Eventbrite that focuses on organisers of events, but I will let you know in the next week or so.
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.

JMW Turner – The Vaughan Bequest

01-31 January

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

Every year, for the whole month of January, the National Gallery shows 31 watercolours and drawings by JMW Turner (1775-1851). The collection covers all periods of the artist’s career, including topographical scenes and expressive images from his later European tours.

Henry Vaughan, an English collector of art died in 1899 aged 90 and he gave instructions to distribute his art collection among major public museums. The bulk of his Turner watercolours was divided between the National Gallery of Scotland (38) and the National Gallery of Ireland (31) with the condition that they have to be shown every January.

Admission is free.

nationalgallery.ie/en/whatson/Exhibitions/Turner.aspx

Images of Starlight – Exhibition by Irish Amateur Astronomers

02-21 February

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

“Images of Starlight” is an astrophotography exhibition (02-21 February) by Irish backyard astronomers, who are organised in the Irish Astronomical Society and the Irish Federation of Astronomical Societies.

Admission is free.

www.irishastrosoc.org/

Little Stories, Little Prints – Exhibition

see below

Libraries in Dublin

Fifty Printmakers from eight printmaking studios around Ireland were invited by The Leinster Printmaking Studio, Clane, Co. Kildare to create ‘little prints’ on ‘little known events or incidents’ during or around the time of the 1916 Rising and the exhibition will tour the Dublin Libraries in 2016.

Each library displaying the exhibition will host a workshop in basic printmaking. Participants will be invited to illustrate an incident/artefact of their choice. A small selection of the resulting work may be added to the website and may be included in the display in the library. Please check with the library for date and time of their respective workshop.

The schedule for 2016 is

+ January 2016 – Coolock Library
+ February 2016 – Charleville Mall Library
+ March and April 2016 – Central Library
+ May 2016 – Rathmines Library
+ June 2016 – Walkinstown Library
+ November 2016 – Dublin City Library and Archive
+ December 2016 -Finglas Library

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

Graphic Explorations in Print – Exhibition

10 Dec – February 2016

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

“Graphic Explorations in Print – 32 years of student work from Distillers Press, NCAD” is a showcase of work produced by graphic design students at Distillers Press from 1983 until present day.

Distillers Press, previously known as the graphic print workshop, had its origin at the National College of Art and Design’s original location on Kildare Street. In the 1980s when the Department of Visual Communication moved to the college’s new location on Thomas Street, the facility was expanded.

The Press now has a number of operational letterpress proofing presses and a large collection of metal and wooden type in a wide variety of fonts. It is used by students on a daily basis for creative projects and also as a teaching tool to introduce the fundamentals of typography. Ireland’s first practice-based Masters in the visual arts was undertaken at the Press in 1986; samples of this work can be viewed in the exhibition.

www.nationalprintmuseum.ie/collection-and-permanent-exhibition/temporary/

Troika Fiscal Disobedience Consultancy – Exhibition by Nuria Guell

15 January – 19 March (Mon-Sat: 11:00-20:00)

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

Artist Nu?ria Gu?ell (in collaboration with Catalan activist Enric Duran) has created an international fiscal disobedience consultancy against the Troika that will be the subject of her solo exhibition.

The exhibition will include continuous screenings of the films Debtocracy (2011), Castroika (2012), Everyday Rebellion (2013) and How To Start A Revolution (2011).

Admission is free. projectartscentre.ie/event/nuria-guell/

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Car Boot Sales – Tallaght

08:00 – 12:00, Sat 30 Jan

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/

Temple Bar Tradfest – MusicTrail and Children’s Events

09:00, Sat 30 Jan

Dublin (various locations)

The Temple Bar Tradfest continues until Sunday evening and this weekend, the main free events are the Music Trail in Pubs and Bars in the Temple Bar area in the late afternoons and evenings.
Details can be found here www.templebartrad.com/event/tradfest-music-trail/

And the other highlight are the children events (many in The Ark) that are all listed here: www.templebartrad.com/category/tradkids

www.templebartrad.com/

Honest2Goodness Food Market

09:30 – 16:00, Sat 30 Jan

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, Raheny

09:30 – 13:00, Sat 30 Jan

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
+ St. Anne’s Park, Raheny, Dublin 5
+ Father Collins Park, Donaghmeade/Clongriffin

www.parkrun.ie/

SuperNatural Food Market

09:30 – 15:30, Sat 30 Jan

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 30 Jan

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 30 Jan

Belgard Road, Dublin 24

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

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

www.facebook.com/belgardmarket

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 30 Jan

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 30 Jan

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 30 Jan

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

UpDog Yoga – Free Classes

10:00 – 14:00, Sat 30 Jan

MVP, 29 Clanbrassil Street, Dublin 2

Four free Yoga sessions take place in MVP in Dublin 8 every Saturday and every Sunday. The times are 10:00, 11:00, 12:00 and 13:00 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:

+ 10:00-11:00 Beginner
+ 11:00-12:00 Intermediate
+ 12:00-13:00 Beginner
+ 13:00-14:00 Advanced

Classes are open level, so everyone is welcome.

www.facebook.com/freeyogaireland

Felt Making – Workshop

10:30 – 12:30, Sat 30 Jan

National Museum, Kildare Street (Archaeology), Dublin 2

Discover the connection between the Celtic festival of Imbolc and the feast day of St Brigid with Museum educator Jennifer O’Mahony and create your own craft piece with felt artist Gabi McGrath.

Admission is free and booking is required via 01 6486334. This event is for adults.

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=2862

Irish Writers’ Centre – Open Day

10:30 – 15:30, Sat 30 Jan

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

The Irish Writers’ Centre is celebrating its 25th anniversary and invites to an Open Day.

There will be tours of the building and you can get information about courses and all other activities of the centre.

Admission is free.

irishwriterscentre.ie/collections/whats-on-at-the-centre/products/copy-of-annual-open-day

Blackrock Market

11:00 – 17:30, Sat 30 Jan

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/

Intercultural Tour in Mandarin – Chester Beatty Library

11:00, Sat 30 Jan

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

A Mandarin Language Tour with Vicky Wang will take place in the Chester Beatty Library.

Admission is free and meeting point is in the atrium.

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

Terenure Village Market

11:00 – 16:00, Sat 30 Jan

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

Vinyl Market by Irish Record Fairs

11:00 – 18:00, Sat 30 Jan

Thomas House, 88 Thomas Street, Dublin 8

Irish Record Fairs are running their next Thomas House Vinyl Market in the Thomas House pub on Saturday.

Admission is free.

www.irishrecordfairs.com

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Sat 30 Jan

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

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

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Ha’penny Flea Market

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 30 Jan

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 30 Jan

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 30 Jan

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/

Save Moore Street Protest

13:00, Sat 30 Jan

Liberty Hall, 33 Eden Quay, Dublin 1

A march from Liberty Hall to the GPO aand then to Moore Street will take place to demand the preservation of whole Moore Street Terrace as a national monument. This is a non party-political event.

www.facebook.com/events/500846686754185/

“My Favourites” – Dublin City Walking Tour

14:00 – 16:00, Sat 30 Jan

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/

Chester Beatty Library – Arabic Language Tour

14:00, Sat 30 Jan

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

An Arabic Language Tour with Karma El Shawa will take place in the Chester Beatty Library.

Admission is free and meeting point is in the atrium.

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

Eason Story Time for children

14:00, Sat 30 Jan

Eason, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

Every Saturday a kid’s book will be read in 27 Eason’s stores all over Ireland. In O’Connell Street the reading takes place at 14:00. In the other Eason Stores, the times vary between 11:00 and 15:00 (see website below). Suitable for age 0-6 with their parents.

Admission is free.

www.easonedition.com/event/eason-story-time/?instance_id=8176

Irish Volunteer Foot and Arms Drill – Re-enactment

14:00 – 16:00, Sat 30 Jan

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

This event is a demonstration of the uniforms weapons and drill of the Irish Volunteers.

In the months and weeks before the Easter Rising units of the Volunteers around Ireland came together to practice drill and be reviewed by their leaders. Experience these sights and sounds on Clarke square at Collins Barracks as re-enactors of Lord Edward’s Own bring 1916 history to life.

Admission is free and no booking require.

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=2822

St Brigid’s Shoe Shrine – Workshop

14:30 – 16:00, Sat 30 Jan

National Museum, Kildare Street (Archaeology), Dublin 2

01 February is the feast day of St Brigid, one of the patron saints of Ireland and at this event you will learn about a special shrine which was thought to contain the shoe of St Brigid. Have a go at making your own mini shoes from felt with felt artist Gabi McGrath.

Admission is free, but booking is required via 01 6486332.

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=2863

Family Workshop – National Gallery

15:00 – 16:00, Sat 30 Jan

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

The Family Workshop is entitled “A Kaleidoscope of Colour” with Libby Simington and it is suitable for 4-10 year olds with their parents.

Admissionis free, but places are limited. Check out the details on the website below.

nationalgallery.ie/en/whatson/Families/Family_Programme/Family_30Jan.aspx

Ye Vagabonds – Gig

17:30, Sat 30 Jan

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

Ye Vagabonds are back in the Harbour Bar for the Banjo and Bovril Festival.

Admission is free.

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

The Bonny Men – Gig

19:00, Sat 30 Jan

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

The Bonny Men are playing a gig in the Harbour Bar at the Banjo and Bovril Trad Festival.

Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/the-bonny-men-event1

Saturday Night Live – The Wine Cave

20:00 – 22:30, Sat 30 Jan

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

Pine Martens – Gig

20:30, Sat 30 Jan

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

Pine Martens will play a gig at the Banjo and Bovril Trad Festival in the Harbour Bar.

Admission is free.

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

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Sat 30 Jan

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/specials/

Sugar Dave’s Rocking Acoustic Session – Gig

21:00, Sat 30 Jan

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

Sugar Dave’s Rocking Acoustic Session is coming to the Mezz on Saturday.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/mezzdublin

Lisa O’Neill – Gig

21:30, Sat 30 Jan

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

Lisa O’Neil will play a old-style folk gig at the Banjo and Bovril Festival in the Harbour Bar.

Admission is free.

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

Ditch Cassidy – Rock, Soul & Blues Gig

22:00, Sat 30 Jan

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

Ditch Cassidy will sing his Blues, Rock and some Soul at this gig.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1036830756340092/

Boom Child / Cascades – Gig

22:30, Sat 30 Jan

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Boom Child and Cascades are playing in te Midnight Slot at Whelan’s. Admission is free before 22:30 or if you sign up for the guest list.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/midnight-hour-w-boom-child-cascades/

The Juke Joint Aces – Gig

23:55, Sat 30 Jan

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

The Juke Joint Aces will fill the midnight slot in the Mezz.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/mezzdublin

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Car Boot Sales – Ballymun

08:00 – 13:00, Sun 31 Jan

Trinity Comprehensive Secondary School, Ballymun Road, Ballymun, Dublin 9

In addition to the Saturday Car Boot Sale in Tallaght, Irish Car Boot Sales run a weekly Sunday Car Boot Sales in Ballymun.

Admission for buyers is free.

www.facebook.com/irishcarboot

Temple Bar Tradfest – MusicTrail and Children’s Events

09:00, Sun 31 Jan

Dublin (various locations)

The Temple Bar Tradfest continues until Sunday evening and this weekend, the main free events are the Music Trail in Pubs and Bars in the Temple Bar area in the late afternoons and evenings.
Details can be found here www.templebartrad.com/event/tradfest-music-trail/

And the other highlight are the children events (many in The Ark) that are all listed here: www.templebartrad.com/category/tradkids

www.templebartrad.com/

Belgard Weekend Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 31 Jan

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

Duck, Duck, Goose – Nature Event for families

10:00 – 11:30, Sun 31 Jan

Cabinteely Park, Dublin 18

This fun bird finding challenge is part of the dlr Biodiversity events. Identify 20 different bird species in 90 minutes! It will be a great event for energetic families who don’t mind racing around the park looking for birds! Bird guides will be supplied.

The event is lead by Andrew (Mouse) Fleming from OWLS.

Admission is free, but booking is required: Text Andrew on 087 3299936.

events.dlrcoco.ie/event/duck-duck-goose

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 31 Jan

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 31 Jan

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 31 Jan

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/

UpDog Yoga – Free classes

10:00 – 14:00, Sun 31 Jan

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 10:00, 11:00, 12:00 and 13:00 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:

+ 10:00-11:00 Beginner
+ 11:00-12:00 Intermediate
+ 12:00-13:00 Beginner
+ 13:00-14:00 Advanced

Classes are open level, so everyone is welcome.

www.facebook.com/freeyogaireland

Dublin Flea Market

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 31 Jan

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

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

“A bizarre bazaar of vintage clothing, bric-a-brac and what nots, old and new. Stalls include hand-made goods, art, jewellery, furniture, records and lots more unwanted items that may just be your treasure!”
The Co-op Hall is wheelchair accessible, the Green Market hall on the other side of Teeling’s Distillery is houses an extension of the Flea Market and there are also stalls outside on Newmarket Square.

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

Dun Laoghaire Market

11:00 – 16:00, Sun 31 Jan

People’s Park, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

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

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

Palestrina Choir

11:00, Sun 31 Jan

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

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Sun 31 Jan

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 31 Jan

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

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

www.blackrockmarket.com/

Guided Walks – Botanic Gardens

12:00 – 15:30, Sun 31 Jan

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 31 Jan

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

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

The next concert will feature the RTÉ Contempo Quartet, performing the “The Essential Quartet Series 5” with works by Jane O’Leary and Franz Schubert.

www.hughlane.ie/past-sunday-concerts/1430-sundaysnoon-rte-contempo-essential-quartets-5

TRAUMA – Science Gallery Exhibition

12:00 – 18:00, Sun 31 Jan

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/

Designing Future Farms and Foodsystems – Workshop

13:00 – 17:00, Sun 31 Jan

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

“In this hands-on workshop lead by Carl DiSalvo, participants will speculate on the future of farming and food systems and develop design concepts exploring how emerging technologies might be used in agricultural production and distribution. Of particular interest is how we might appropriate or re-design technologies meant for industrial agriculture to be used in alternative contexts such as small-scale farms, community gardens, foraging, and smaller-scale production of foodstuffs such as cheese-making, butchering, canning, etc.”

Carl DiSalvo is researcher, designer, and educator based in Atlanta. He is an Associate Professor in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he directs the Public Design Workshop.

Admission is free but spaces are limited. To register email Colin Fives at colin.fives@dublin.sciencegallery.com

dublin.sciencegallery.com/events/2016/01/designingfuturefarmsandfoodsystems

Dublin Sketchers – Sunday Meet-up

14:00, Sun 31 Jan

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 31 Jan

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

Every Sunday 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 31 Jan

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 31 Jan

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

The Jazz Cafe – Live Jazz, Blues and Soul

14:30 – 17:00, Sun 31 Jan

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 14:30-17:00.

The line up for the next performances is:

Sat 30 Jan: Brian Dunning (Flute) & Sean Whelan (Guitar)
Sun 31 Jan: Ria Czerniak (Vocals) & Maurice Czerniak (Guitar)
Fri 05 Feb: Dario Rodighiero (Piano)

Admission is free.

www.thejazzcafedublin.ie/

Breton Dance Sessions & Polish Trad

15:00, Sun 31 Jan

The Cobblestone, 77 North King Street, Smithfield, Dublin 7

BreizhEire are inviting to a Breton Dance Session on Sunday from 15:00-18:00. A Polish Trad Band will then play from 18:00-22:00.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1662546177331074/

Museum Tour – National Print Museum

15:00 – 16:30, Sun 31 Jan

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 31 Jan

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

The Sunday Lecture “Late 18th and early 19th century portraiture” with Dr Nicola Figgis (University College Dublin) is part of a free lecture series in January themed around the current Hennessy Portrait Prize 2015 exhibition.

nationalgallery.ie/en/whatson/Talks/Sunday_Talks/Sunday_31Jan.aspx

St. Bridget’s Day – Drop-in activity

15:00 – 16:00, Sun 31 Jan

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

Come to the Museum to celebrating St. Bridget’s Day. Learn about the traditions of St. Bridget’s Cross and have a go at making your own.

Admission is free and no booking required.

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=2866

Sunday Sketching – Hugh Lane Gallery

15:00 – 16:00, Sun 31 Jan

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

Bal Folk – European Folk Dance Session

16:00, Sun 31 Jan

The Cobblestone, 77 North King Street, Smithfield, Dublin 7

Travel around European traditional dancing culture without a ticket at the Bal Folk Dance Sessions.

And if you don’t know how to dance, don’t worry! Workshops are provided and admission is free.

The event takes place every Sunday in the Cobblestone Pub. The time alternates a little: On 1st+2nd Sunday of the month it is from 16:00-19:00 and on 3rd and 4th Sunday from 18:00-22:00. And on every 4th Sunday there is also a Breton session from 15:00.

www.facebook.com/groups/674963209289378/

Banjo and Bovril Festival – Harbour Bar Bray

16:00, Sun 31 Jan

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

The Banjo and Bovril Trad Festival continues in the Harbour Bar in Bray and the line-up on Sunday will be

16:00 The Lonesome Boatmen
16:30 Darren Eedens
17:30 Old Hannah (Bluegrass Western, Swing and Roots)
19:00 Rónán Ó Snódaigh & Pete Pamf

Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/

Wiley Fox Trad Session

18:00 – 20:00, Sun 31 Jan

Wiley Fox, 28 Eden Quay, Dublin 1

Every Sunday evening from 18:00-20:00, the Wiley Fox is hosting a trad session, where some of Ireland’s finest traditional musicians will play for you.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/thewileyfox

Sweeney’s Dixieland Jazzmen

18:30 – 20:30, Sun 31 Jan

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

IMMA25: Firehouse #18 Film Screening

19:00, Sun 31 Jan

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

Firehouse #18 is a free evening of film screenings on Sunday in the IMMA Lecture Room. The Firehouse Film Contest is a monthly short film festival in Dublin to encourage new filmmakers to make shorts in a low-pressure, low-cost environment.

IMMA 25 is a youth collective for anyone aged 18-25 who is interested in the arts.

Admission is free. More information on the website below.

www.imma.ie/en/page_237075.htm

Jawbone – Acoustic Folk & Blues Night

19:00 – 21:00, Sun 31 Jan

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

A-Musing – Comedy Club

19:30, Sun 31 Jan

Mercantile, 28 Dame Street, Dublin 2

“A-Musing” is a new Comedy Club in the Mercantile. It will feature some of Ireland’s best up and coming comedians every Sunday night.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/A-Musing-Comedy-The-Mercantile-430072177188008/

Gardiner Street Gospel Choir Mass

19:30 – 20:30, Sun 31 Jan

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

Apollo Sessions

20:30, Sun 31 Jan

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 31 Jan

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 Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. 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 31 Jan

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 31 Jan

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 31 Jan

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 31 Jan

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-31/

The 68s – Gig

23:00, Sun 31 Jan

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

The 68s will perform in the Mezz on Sunday.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/mezzdublin

Monday 01 Feb

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Startup Europe Week Dublin

09:00, Mon 01 Feb

Dublin (various locations)

Startup Europe Week will take place from 01-05 February and there will be 15 different events in Dublin.

The week will celebrate Startups, give advise and help and support exisitng and new startups and 220 cities in 40 countries take part in it. The programme for the Dublin edition of this pan-European event looks very interesting and you can find all events on the Facebook Page below.

Admission is free, but booking is required.

www.facebook.com/SEWDublin2016/events/

‘Choose Your Own Tracks’ – Photo Trail

11:00 – 13:00, Mon 01 Feb

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 01 Feb

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

Metamorphosis Pop-Up Exhibition

12:00 – 18:00, Mon 01 Feb

Smithfield Square, Dublin 7

Metamorphosis is a project that engages artists from visual art, film, architecture and music composition in collaboration with academic researchers from the Humanities and Sciences.

There will be a multimedia pop-up exhibition from 01-06 February on Smithfield Square in regenerated shipping containers. The exhibition will showcase five mixed media artworks that communicate text based and experimental research through art.

Admission is free. (The Opening Reception is on Thursday 04 Feb from 17:00-19:00.)

There will also be a (non free) one-day symposium on 06 Feb, that will discuss the theme of collaboration between research and arts practice and will address how we can encourage the formation of interdisciplinary and intersectoral partnerships in Ireland.

www.facebook.com/metamorphosisproject2016

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Mon 01 Feb

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 01 Feb

Rathmines Library, 157 Lower Rathmines Road, Dublin 6

The Irish Traditional Music Ensemble of the Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) will perform four lunchtime gigs on the first four Mondays in February (01, 08, 15, 22 February) in Rathmines Library.

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

www.dit.ie/conservatory/whatson/newsitemtitle,121839,en.html

Low priced books with free delivery!

13:00, Mon 01 Feb

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!

India, Ireland and France: Burke’s Later Political Thought – Lecture

16:00, Mon 01 Feb

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

The next lecture in the Centre for Early Modern History Seminar Series 2015-16 is

“India, Ireland and France: Burke’s Later Political Thought” by Richard Bourke (Queen Mary, University of London).

Admission is free.

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

3D printing – Let’s get technical

18:00 – 20:00, Mon 01 Feb

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

This is a fortnightly workshop in the LexIcon Library builds on the basic introduction workshop (running on alternative Monday evenings) and introduces more technical tools for 3D modelling and highlights important preparations that should be considered when printing complex shapes.

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

events.dlrcoco.ie/event/3d-printing-lets-get-technical

Classroom Drama Test Screening

18:00, Mon 01 Feb

Cineworld, Parnell Street, Dublin 1

Cinema fans are wanted for the test screening of a classroom drama. If you enjoyed films like “Dead Poets Society” or “Perks of being a Wallflower” or “Election”, then your opinion is important.

This is a private screening of an incomplete film that is not ready for review yet, but where the audience’s opinion will influence how the final product will turn out.

It will take place on Monday at 18:25. Admission is free, but booking is required via dublinscreenings@gmail.com (Include your name and age in the e-mail). The film is not yet certified and therefore only for Age 18+.

This screening is NOT for media and press and there will be a complete press and social media embargo.

And here is a short outline of the film:
“Ned and Conor are forced to share a bedroom at their boarding school. The loner and the star athlete at this rugby-mad school form an unlikely friendship until it’s tested by the authorities…”

He Named Me Malala – Film Screening

18:00, Mon 01 Feb

UCD Cinema, Student Centre, Belfield, Dublin 4

“He Named me Malala” is an intimate portrait of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai, who was targeted by the Taliban and severely wounded by a gunshot when returning home on her school bus in Pakistan’s Swat Valley. The then 15-year-old was singled out, along with her father, for advocating for girls’ education and the attack on her sparked an outcry from supporters around the world. She miraculously survived and is now a leading campaigner for girls’ education globally as co-founder of the Malala Fund.

Guest Speaker will be Bernadette Crawford, Equality Adviser with Concern Worldwide

Admission is free, but seats must be reserved via developmentforum@ucdvo.org

This event is free of charge.

www.ucdvo.org/events/ucdvodevelopmentfilmseries/

Italian Films: Lunedi al cinema – E stato il figlio

18:30, Mon 01 Feb

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

The Italian Film “È stato il figlio” will be screened in Italian with English subtitles. Some further information about the 2012 film by Daniele Cipri can be found on the website below.

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

www.iicdublino.esteri.it/IIC_Dublino/webform/SchedaEvento.aspx?id=678&citta=Dublino

Thomas MacDonagh and the Easter Rising – Lecture

18:30, Mon 01 Feb

Dublin Castle, Dame Street, Dublin 2

Dr Shane Kenna author of “16Lives: Thomas MacDonagh” will deliver a lecture on the life and times of the executed 1916 leader.

Admission is free, but booking is required via 01 645 8812.

www.facebook.com/events/1545324949125193/

Song Cycle

20:00, Mon 01 Feb

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

The Circle Sessions – Open Mic

20:00 – 23:30, Mon 01 Feb

The International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

The Circle Sessions is an “Open Mic” that provides an opportunity for up and coming musicians, spoken word artists, poets and comedians to perform.

Come to this weekly show to perform or to simply watch a great mix of music, poetry, spoken word and comedy.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/thecirclesessions/

The Comedy Shed

20:30, Mon 01 Feb

Woolshed Bar & Grill, Parnell Street, Dublin 1

Every Monday the Woolshed Bar hosts “The Comedy Shed”, usually with 3 headline acts.

Admission is free.

www.woolshedbaa.com/dublin/

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 23:00, Mon 01 Feb

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

The Comedy Crunch is a free Stand Up comedy event every Sunday, 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

Jazz Jam Session – Grand Social

21:00, Mon 01 Feb

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 01 Feb

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 01 Feb

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/874-donal-kirk-and-anto-drennan-25.html?month=2&year=2016

Tuesday 02 Feb

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Startup Europe Week Dublin

09:00, Tue 02 Feb

Dublin (various locations)

Startup Europe Week will take place from 01-05 February and there will be 15 different events in Dublin.

The week will celebrate Startups, give advise and help and support exisitng and new startups and 220 cities in 40 countries take part in it. The programme for the Dublin edition of this pan-European event looks very interesting and you can find all events on the Facebook Page below.

Admission is free, but booking is required.

www.facebook.com/SEWDublin2016/events/

National Gallery Tuesday Lecture

10:30 – 11:15, Tue 02 Feb

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

The Tuesday Talk in the National Gallery is entitled “The National Gallery of Ireland advances towards the future” with Sean Rainbird (National Gallery). Admission is free.

nationalgallery.ie/whatson/Talks/Tuesday_Talks/Tues_2Feb.aspx

“My Favourites” – Dublin City Walking Tour

11:00 – 13:00, Tue 02 Feb

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 02 Feb

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

Metamorphosis Pop-Up Exhibition

12:00 – 18:00, Tue 02 Feb

Smithfield Square, Dublin 7

Metamorphosis is a project that engages artists from visual art, film, architecture and music composition in collaboration with academic researchers from the Humanities and Sciences.

There will be a multimedia pop-up exhibition from 01-06 February on Smithfield Square in regenerated shipping containers. The exhibition will showcase five mixed media artworks that communicate text based and experimental research through art.

Admission is free. (The Opening Reception is on Thursday 04 Feb from 17:00-19:00.)

There will also be a (non free) one-day symposium on 06 Feb, that will discuss the theme of collaboration between research and arts practice and will address how we can encourage the formation of interdisciplinary and intersectoral partnerships in Ireland.

www.facebook.com/metamorphosisproject2016

Coffin action for 47 executed in Saudi Arabia – Protest

12:45, Tue 02 Feb

Amnesty International, 48 Fleet Street, Dublin 2

Saudi Arabia executed 47 people in a single day on 02 January and Amnesty International is calling you now to protest against this total disregard for human rights.

On Tuesday 02 February at 12:45, a protest march will go from the Amnesty Office to the Saudi Arabian Embassy carrying 47 coffins to shame Saudi Arabia and condemn these executions.

If you can be a pallbearer contact act@amnesty.ie. And if you cannot make it to the Amnesty office for 12:45, you should come directly to the Saudi Arabian Embassy at 6- Fitzwilliam Square East, Dublin 2 for 13:15.

More information is available on the Facebook Page below.

www.facebook.com/events/1678392765733143/

Inchicore College of Further Education – Open Day

13:00 – 19:00, Tue 02 Feb

Inchicore College of Further Education, Emmet Road, Inchicore, Dublin 8

An Open Day will take place at the Inchicore College of Further Education on Emmet Road, Dublin 8 on Tuesday.

Admission is free. Further information about the college can be found at: www.inchicorecollege.ie

Interview Tips and Skills to get the job you want – Talk

13:00, Tue 02 Feb

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

The Business Library in the Central Library is inviting to the talk “Interview Tips and Skills that will help you get the job you want” with Tina Kinirons.

Admission is free, but booking is required via 01 873 3996

Drop in Maker Evening

18:00 – 20:00, Tue 02 Feb

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

Do you have an idea but need some help figuring out where to get started or what creative technologies might help bring the idea to life? Maybe you just want to bounce your idea off someone else?

Drop in to the Dún Laoghaire LexIcon Lab where Creative Technology Curator, Dr. Jake Rowan Byrne, other “makers” and
members of the community will be there and keen to help out.

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

events.dlrcoco.ie/event/drop-maker-evenings

Infrastructure as Experience: Visualizing Networks – Lecture

18:30, Tue 02 Feb

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

“Infrastructure as Experience: Visualizing Networks After Snowden” is the full title of this talk by Dr Bernard Dionysius Geoghegan (Humboldt-Universität of Berlin) as part of the Digital Affects lecture series organised by the School of Drama, Film and Music.

You have trouble understanding the meaning of the title? Yes, we are with you!! Go to the website below and you will find an extensive explanation.

Admission seems to be free.

www.tcd.ie/trinitylongroomhub/events/details/2016/2016-02-02infrastructure_as_experience.php

Reading Dante at the Italian Institute of Culture

18:30, Tue 02 Feb

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

The Italian Instute of Culture offers you assistance if you are interested in reading Dante’s Comedy. The explanation will be in English, but the purpose is to make it possible for the readers to follow and enjoy the Italian original.

The schedule for the February readings is:
+ 02 Feb: Inferno 19
+ 16 Feb: Inferno 20
+ 17 Feb: Purgatorio 16
+ 23 Feb: Inferno 21
+ 24 Feb: Purgatorio 17

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

www.iicdublino.esteri.it/IIC_Dublino/webform/SchedaEvento.aspx?id=646&citta=Dublino

The Coming-of-Age-Novel After Joyce – Readings

18:30, Tue 02 Feb

Newman House, 85 St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2

“The Coming-of-Age-Novel After Joyce: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, 1916-2016” will mark the centenary of Joyce’s “A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man”. Contemporary authors Belinda McKeon, Paul Murray and Éilís Ní Dhuibhne will read from their coming of age novels and discuss the challenges of writing in the mode.

Admission is free.

www.ucd.ie/events/calendar?lang=en&dt=d.en.315953&f=week&d=01/02/2016&sd=Tuesday,%2002%20February

Dublin Bluegrass Collective – Gig

20:00, Tue 02 Feb

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

Stuck in the Mud – Booterstown Marsh Lecture

20:00, Tue 02 Feb

Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel, Killiney Hill Road, Killiney, Co. Dublin

Discover the hidden diversity at Booterstown Marsh and the threats from plastic pollution at this lecture by Dr Dannielle Senga Green.

Admission is free.

events.dlrcoco.ie/event/stuck-mud

Ukulele Tuesday

20:00 – 22:00, Tue 02 Feb

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 02 Feb

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 02 Feb

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 02 Feb

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

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

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

Phoenix Big Band

21:00 – 23:00, Tue 02 Feb

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 02 Feb

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 02 Feb

Leeson Lounge, 148 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4

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

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

Camden Sessions – Singer/Songwriter Night

21:30, Tue 02 Feb

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 02 Feb

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 03 Feb

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First Wednesday – Free Entrance to OPW Heritage Sites

09:00, Wed 03 Feb

Various OPW locations in Dublin

Entry charges at nearly all OPW sites are waived once a month. The Office of Public Works (OPW) wants to encourage people to visit the historic sites that it manages and has therfore started this initiative in 2011.

Most OPW owned sites can already be visited for free, but the sites that normally charge a fee will be free every first Wednesday as well. In the (extended) Greater Dublin Area this means you can visit the following sites for free:
+ The Casino, Marino (closed from 01 Nov-13 March)
+ Rathfarnham Castle
+ Dublin Castle, State Apartments
+ Kilmainham Gaol
+ Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre at Newgrange
+ Glendalough Visitor Centre in Wicklow

As you can imagine, this event is very popular and therfore it is strongly recommended to arrive early at the venues. Once the day’s tickets are given out, you will not get access anymore.

www.heritageireland.ie/en/media/Free%20Wednesdays.pdf

Startup Europe Week Dublin

09:00, Wed 03 Feb

Dublin (various locations)

Startup Europe Week will take place from 01-05 February and there will be 15 different events in Dublin.

The week will celebrate Startups, give advise and help and support exisitng and new startups and 220 cities in 40 countries take part in it. The programme for the Dublin edition of this pan-European event looks very interesting and you can find all events on the Facebook Page below.

Admission is free, but booking is required.

www.facebook.com/SEWDublin2016/events/

Cafe Drawing Session – Rua Red

11:00, Wed 03 Feb

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 03 Feb

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

Metamorphosis Pop-Up Exhibition

12:00 – 18:00, Wed 03 Feb

Smithfield Square, Dublin 7

Metamorphosis is a project that engages artists from visual art, film, architecture and music composition in collaboration with academic researchers from the Humanities and Sciences.

There will be a multimedia pop-up exhibition from 01-06 February on Smithfield Square in regenerated shipping containers. The exhibition will showcase five mixed media artworks that communicate text based and experimental research through art.

Admission is free. (The Opening Reception is on Thursday 04 Feb from 17:00-19:00.)

There will also be a (non free) one-day symposium on 06 Feb, that will discuss the theme of collaboration between research and arts practice and will address how we can encourage the formation of interdisciplinary and intersectoral partnerships in Ireland.

www.facebook.com/metamorphosisproject2016

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Wed 03 Feb

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/

Petrie, Clonmacnoise and Aran –

13:00, Wed 03 Feb

Royal Irish Academy, 19 Dawson Street, Dublin 2

The Library Lunchtime Lecture “From Dublin Westward: Petrie, Clonmacnoise and Aran” by Professor Tom Dunne will take place in the RIA. It will accompany the Library’s exhibition “Views of Dublin: original watercolours by George Petrie, MRIA, 1790-1866”.

Admission is free and no booking required.

www.ria.ie/events/dublin-westward-petrie-clonmacnoise-and-aran

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13:00, Wed 03 Feb

Dublin (various locations)

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Flowers: How plants made butterflies, bees and wasps – Lecture

15:00, Wed 03 Feb

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

“Flowers: How plants made butterflies, bees and wasps” by Matthew Jebb is an afternoon lecture on Wednesday.

Flowers are more than just beautiful objects. They exploit the wind, water, insects, birds, bats and even humans to do their bidding. Matthew Jebb will explain how flowers also brought about the evolution of a huge diversity of the insect world and were themselves a product of the Age of the Dinosaurs.

Admission is free.

www.botanicgardens.ie/news/events.htm

Owen Sheehy-Skeffington and the progressive viewpoint (1940-1961) – Lecture

16:00, Wed 03 Feb

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

“The strange birth of liberal Ireland: Owen Sheehy-Skeffington and the progressive viewpoint, 1940-1961” by Prof. Brian Girvin, (University of Glasgow) is a talk in the Centre for Contemporary Irish History Seminar Series 2015-16.

Admission is free, but unfortunately the organisers didn’t tell us when it takes place. If I remember it right, it started last year at or close to 16:00, but you should be able to find out via 01-8961020 or 01-8961791.

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

Havana International Language Exchange

16:30 – 19:30, Wed 03 Feb

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

Introduction to Raspberry Pi and Arduino

18:00 – 20:00, Wed 03 Feb

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

Did you ever want to try your hand at programming a robot, controlling your house from your phone or simply flashing some lights? This workshop will give you taste of how inputs and outputs on small computers such as the Raspberry Pi and Arduino, can be used to create smart solutions to everyday problems.

Admission is free. but booking via the Eventbrite site here is required. The workshop is for adults.

events.dlrcoco.ie/event/introduction-programming-and-electronics-raspberry-pi-and-aruino

Inscribing Environmental Memory – Lecture

18:15, Wed 03 Feb

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

The full title of this lecture is “Inscribing Environmental Memory: Bringing the Historical Past and Underrepresented SSH Knowledge to the Global Change Agenda” and it is by Prof Steven Hartman (Mid Sweden University), organised by Environmental Humanities at Trinity College Dublin.

Details about the talk are on the website below.

A brief peek into the topic can be given by explaining Inscribing Environmental Memory (IEM), a research initiative:

“The IEM initiative seeks to complete and refine our understanding of how past societies responded to environmental change by drawing upon the rich vein of medieval saga literature unique to Iceland, alongside equally rich material cultural and palaeoecological data from Iceland and the wider North Atlantic.”

Admission seems to be free.

www.tcd.ie/trinitylongroomhub/events/details/2016/2016-02-03environmental_memory.php#_ftn1

Dublin PubhD – Science Talks

18:30, Wed 03 Feb

Stag’s Head, Dame Lane, Dublin 2

Dublin PubhD or “PhD in the Pub” is an event where once every month three postgraduate or postdoctoral students will share the content of their PhD in under ten minutes and without the help of Powerpoint or other visual helps.

The event is open to all and welcomes presenters at any stage of their research degree, even those who have submitted their thesis and can offer insight into life after the PhD. Talks last ten minutes with an additional twenty minutes allocated for questions and answers.

The next Dublin PubhD event is on Wednesday in the basement of the Stag’s Head.

Admission is free.

pubhd-dublin.skepticireland.com/

Back Door Sessions – Open Mic Night

19:00, Wed 03 Feb

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

Dublin burning: the Easter Rising and its consequences – Lecture

19:00, Wed 03 Feb

Walkinstown Library, Percy French Road, Walkinstown, Dublin 12

Dr Brian Hanley presents a three part lecture series which will examine in detail the lead up to the Rising, what really happened over those momentous days and its impact on future generations.

The lectures are
+ On the eve: Dublin before the Rising
+ Thank God we have lived to see this day
+ Who fears to speak

And the three lectures take place on these three days in these libraries:

* Wednesdays at Walkinstown Library: 03, 10, 17 February at 19:00. Book via 01-4558159
* Thursdays at Ballymun Library: 04, 11, 18 February at 11:00. Book via 01-8421890
* Tuesdays at Central Library: 23 February, 01, 08 March at 13:00. Book via 01-8734333
* Wednesdays at Rathmines Library: 24 February, 02, 09 March at 18:30. Book via 01-4973539

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

Brand New Switcheroo – Roots Gig

20:00, Wed 03 Feb

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 03 Feb

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 03 Feb

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 03 Feb

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 03 Feb

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 03 Feb

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

Hot Cops – Gig

21:00, Wed 03 Feb

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

3-piece Hot Cops are performing a gig in Sweeney’s. The starting time is unclear and could be any time between 20:00 and 01:00. Sweeney’s keeps it (intentionally) very vague!

Admission is free.

www.sweeneysdublin.ie/gigs.php

Los Paradiso – Gig

21:00, Wed 03 Feb

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 03 Feb

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 03 Feb

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

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

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Startup Europe Week Dublin

09:00, Thu 04 Feb

Dublin (various locations)

Startup Europe Week will take place from 01-05 February and there will be 15 different events in Dublin.

The week will celebrate Startups, give advise and help and support exisitng and new startups and 220 cities in 40 countries take part in it. The programme for the Dublin edition of this pan-European event looks very interesting and you can find all events on the Facebook Page below.

Admission is free, but booking is required.

www.facebook.com/SEWDublin2016/events/

Picture Clinic – National Gallery

10:00 – 12:00, Thu 04 Feb

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

The National Gallery Curators appraise paintings, prints and drawings brought into the Gallery at this Picture Clinic, which takes place on the first Thursday of every month (except August and January).

The appraisal is free and no appointments necessary.

nationalgallery.ie/whatson/PictureClinic/Feb_Clinic.aspx

Dublin burning: the Easter Rising and its consequences – Lecture

11:00, Thu 04 Feb

Ballymun Library, Main Street, Ballymun

Dr Brian Hanley presents a three part lecture series which will examine in detail the lead up to the Rising, what really happened over those momentous days and its impact on future generations.

The lectures are
+ On the eve: Dublin before the Rising
+ Thank God we have lived to see this day
+ Who fears to speak

And the three lectures take place on these three days in these libraries:

* Wednesdays at Walkinstown Library: 03, 10, 17 February at 19:00. Book via 01-4558159
* Thursdays at Ballymun Library: 04, 11, 18 February at 11:00. Book via 01-8421890
* Tuesdays at Central Library: 23 February, 01, 08 March at 13:00. Book via 01-8734333
* Wednesdays at Rathmines Library: 24 February, 02, 09 March at 18:30. Book via 01-4973539

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

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Thu 04 Feb

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

Metamorphosis Pop-Up Exhibition

12:00 – 18:00, Thu 04 Feb

Smithfield Square, Dublin 7

Metamorphosis is a project that engages artists from visual art, film, architecture and music composition in collaboration with academic researchers from the Humanities and Sciences.

There will be a multimedia pop-up exhibition from 01-06 February on Smithfield Square in regenerated shipping containers. The exhibition will showcase five mixed media artworks that communicate text based and experimental research through art.

Admission is free. (The Opening Reception is on Thursday 04 Feb from 17:00-19:00.)

There will also be a (non free) one-day symposium on 06 Feb, that will discuss the theme of collaboration between research and arts practice and will address how we can encourage the formation of interdisciplinary and intersectoral partnerships in Ireland.

www.facebook.com/metamorphosisproject2016

The Green Door Market

12:00 – 16:00, Thu 04 Feb

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

Relatively Speaking – Guided Gallery Walking Tour

13:00, Thu 04 Feb

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

Relatively Speaking is a guided walking tour that takes place across three of Dublin’s most well-known contemporary art galleries, Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, Project Arts Centre and the Gallery of Photography. The galleries introduce their current exhibitions if you are not so familiar with contemporary art and they offer an interesting insight into the work if you are.

The whole tour, contained within Temple Bar, will take about 60 minutes (approx.), with 15-20 minute tours taking place in each gallery.

Beginning at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, you will be introduced to the solo exhibition Stoneymollan Trail by Charlotte Prodger. Then at the Project Arts Centre an introduction to Núria Güell’s solo exhibition “Troika Fiscal Disobedience Consultancy” will follow. Finally, the tour will end at the Gallery of Photography, where you will be guided through the exhibition of photographs by Ted Russell, Bob Dylan, NYC 1961-64.

Admission is free, but booking is required here.

www.templebargallery.com/

Wit, Wigs & Satire in 18th century – Caricatures of Mary and Matthew Darly – Tour

13:10, Thu 04 Feb

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

The In Focus Tour “Wit, Wigs and Satire in the 18th Century – The Caricatures of Mary and Matthew Darly” with Mary O’Riordan (Guide at the Chester Beatty Library) will take place on Thursday.

Admission is free and no booking required.

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

Yeats Exhibition – Tour

14:00, Thu 04 Feb

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

Come to this public tour of the exhibition “Yeats: The Life and Works of William Butler Yeats”. It takes place on the first Thursday of each month during 2016.

The tour will introduce the life and work of the poet and there will be a reading of some of his best loved poems, including Easter 1916, after the tour.

Admission is free.

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

Brazilian Dance – Forró

18:00, Thu 04 Feb

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

Drop-in Life Drawing Workshop

18:00 – 19:00, Thu 04 Feb

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

A series of 8 free life drawing workshops on Thursdays from 21 Jan until 10 March takes place in the National Gallery.

The workshops are suitable for adults and teens and will explore aspects of life drawing. They will be led by artist Caomhán Mac Con Iomaire.

Admission is free and no booking required, but there is a limited number of places and places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

nationalgallery.ie/whatson/Drawing_Courses/Drop-in_LifeDrawing/LifeDraw_4Feb.aspx

Little Museum of Dublin – Free Admission Thursday

18:00 – 20:00, Thu 04 Feb

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

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

Visit the museum and find out lots more about Dublin.

www.littlemuseum.ie/

Resilience of Creative Thinking in the Refugee Crisis – Talk

18:30 – 19:30, Thu 04 Feb

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

“PRACTICE & PERIL; Resilience of Creative Thinking in the Refugee Crisis” is part of a project that wants to create awareness about refugees in the Irish society.

“Several refugees and asylum seekers have been paired with individuals working in creative and critical fields in Ireland. Each pair will find a personal response to our current exhibition TRAUMA: BUILT TO BREAK as a starting point for conversation. The outcome of these connections will be varied, providing a platform for us to hear voices that are ordinarily silenced.

This one-hour event is a celebration of resilience and an opportunity to access the wealth of experience and creativity too often lost in the context of the Irish direct provision system. This event is part of Change of Address – a year-long project by artists Moira Brady Averill, Maeve Stone and Oonagh Murphy, seeking to increase the visibility of refugees and asylum seekers in Irish society through inclusive creative collaborations and events.”

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

dublin.sciencegallery.com/events/2016/01/practiceperil

Tour for the hhard of hearing – National Gallery

18:30 – 19:00, Thu 04 Feb

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

This is a free bi-monthly tour of the collection and current exhibitions, for people who are hard of hearing.

Admission is free and no booking necessary. Meet at the Millennium Wing information desk.

nationalgallery.ie/whatson/Tours/Hard_of_Hearing/Hard_Hearing_4Feb.aspx

YouTube Comedy – Discussion – Comedy Showhouse Festival

18:30, Thu 04 Feb

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

Comedy Showhouse is a new festival of Irish comedy from 31 Jan-07 Feb. There will be eight comedy shows in the Project Arts Centre (Admission: EUR 5-10), featuring Sean Hughes, Deirdre O’Kane, Andrew Maxwell, Colm O’Regan, Foil, Arms & Hog, and many more. (The shows will be broadcast on RTE Radio 1 throughout 2016.)

And the free element of the Festival are a panel discussion and two workshops in the Cube at Project Arts Centre.

The three free events are:
+ (04 Feb – 18:30) Watch This Space – A panel discussion with the new comedy stars of YouTube
+ (06 Feb – 16:00) Comedy Writer’s Toolbox – An introduction to comedy writing for web, television and film
+ (06 Feb – 18:30) Producing the International Irish Comedy Movie – A workshop and Q&A with Treasure Entertainment

Admission is free, but booking is required. You can find out more information and book via the website below. The free events are at towards the bottom of the page.

projectartscentre.ie/event/comedy-showhouse/

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

19:00 – 21:00, Thu 04 Feb

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/

1916 and Ireland’s Revolutionary Tradition – Lecture

19:00 – 21:00, Thu 04 Feb

Marlay Park, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16

“1916 and Ireland’s Revolutionary Tradition” is a lecture by Kieran Allen (Head of the Sociology Department in UCD).

Admission is free.

events.dlrcoco.ie/event/1916-and-irelands-revolutionary-tradition-kieran-allen

The Xchange – Language Exchange

19:00, Thu 04 Feb

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

Dimestore Recordings presents

20:00, Thu 04 Feb

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

Good Name: AE MAK + Spoken Word

20:00, Thu 04 Feb

The Bernard Shaw, 12 Richmond Street South, Dublin 8

The regular “Good Name” event in the Bernard Shaw pub will feature AE MAK and Spoken Word. This is the 1st Birthday event of Good Name.

bodytonicmusic.com/events/good-name-1st-birthday-ae-mak-spoken-word/

Singer Songwriter Night – Mother Reilly’s

21:00, Thu 04 Feb

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 04 Feb

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

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

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

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

International Bar Jazz Night

21:30, Thu 04 Feb

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 04 Feb

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 04 Feb

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 04 Feb

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 04 Feb

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/

Chocolate Flake – Gig

23:55, Thu 04 Feb

Porterhouse Bray, Strand Road, Bray, Co. Dublin

Chocolate Flake will be in the Porterhouse in Bray for a Gig.

Admission is free. The gig starts at 00:30.

www.facebook.com/porterbray/

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Globalising the Rising: 1916 in Context

08:45 – 17:30, Fri 05 Feb

UCD, O’Reilly Hall, Belfield, Dublin 4

A two day flagship conference at UCD will examine the 1916 Rising from international and also interdisciplinary perspectives.

Entitled “Globalising the Rising: 1916 in Context”, it takes place on Friday 05 and Saturday 06 February at the O’Reilly Hall on the UCD Campus. It brings together leading Irish historians, political scientists and international experts and is suitable for everyone from school students to specialists.

The full programme is here in PDF form and you can reach it also via the website below.

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

centenaries.ucd.ie/events/globalising-the-rising-1916-in-context/

Institutions and Ireland: Medicine, Health, and Welfare

09:00 – 17:00, Fri 05 Feb

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

“Institutions and Ireland” is a series of workshops, panel discussions and talks over a whole day which will explore Ireland’s continuously evolving relationships with institutions. The event was initiated by a group of postgraduate students from Trinity College Dublin and partners from other universities in Ireland.

The full schedule can be found here.

Admission is free, but registration is required on the Eventbrite site here.

institutionsandireland.wordpress.com/

Startup Europe Week Dublin

09:00, Fri 05 Feb

Dublin (various locations)

Startup Europe Week will take place from 01-05 February and there will be 15 different events in Dublin.

The week will celebrate Startups, give advise and help and support exisitng and new startups and 220 cities in 40 countries take part in it. The programme for the Dublin edition of this pan-European event looks very interesting and you can find all events on the Facebook Page below.

Admission is free, but booking is required.

www.facebook.com/SEWDublin2016/events/

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Fri 05 Feb

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

Metamorphosis Pop-Up Exhibition

12:00 – 18:00, Fri 05 Feb

Smithfield Square, Dublin 7

Metamorphosis is a project that engages artists from visual art, film, architecture and music composition in collaboration with academic researchers from the Humanities and Sciences.

There will be a multimedia pop-up exhibition from 01-06 February on Smithfield Square in regenerated shipping containers. The exhibition will showcase five mixed media artworks that communicate text based and experimental research through art.

Admission is free. (The Opening Reception is on Thursday 04 Feb from 17:00-19:00.)

There will also be a (non free) one-day symposium on 06 Feb, that will discuss the theme of collaboration between research and arts practice and will address how we can encourage the formation of interdisciplinary and intersectoral partnerships in Ireland.

www.facebook.com/metamorphosisproject2016

The Green Door Market

12:00 – 19:00, Fri 05 Feb

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

Stravinsky in Focus Composition Project – Concert

13:00, Fri 05 Feb

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

As part of the RTÉ’s Stravinsky in Focus, and under the guidance of the Academy’s Head of Composition, Kevin O’Connell, RIAM composition students will re-imagine two works for the string quartet medium written by the Russian master, culminating in this performance of the re-imagined works by the RTÉ Contempo Quartet on Friday.

Admission is free, but booking is required.

riam.ticketsolve.com/#/shows/873540519

Erisa Rei – Gig

19:00 – 21:00, Fri 05 Feb

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

Erisa Rei sings Blues, Soul, Roots and Rock at this gig in Sweeney’s.

Admission is free.

www.sweeneysdublin.ie/gig.php?id_event=333&event_date=05%2F02%2F2016

Cornucopia – Live Music

19:30 – 21:30, Fri 05 Feb

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

Gavin Povey and the Fabulous Oke She Moke She Pops

21:00, Fri 05 Feb

Leeson Lounge, 148 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4

“Gavin Povey and The Fabulous Oke She Moke She Pops” will play New Orleans style Piano Rhythm & Blues, Boogie Woogie and Rock’n’ Roll.

Gavin Povey has played piano with Van Morrison, Finbar Wright, Kirsty MacColl, Steve Cropper, Shakin’ Stevens and many more.

This gig will take place on 08+15+22+29 January and 05 February.

Admission is free.

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

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Fri 05 Feb

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/specials/

Ska ‘n’ Reggae with The Bionic Rats

21:00 – 02:30, Fri 05 Feb

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

Rev JM’s Panic Worship / Poison Hearts – Gig

21:30, Fri 05 Feb

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

The double bill of Rev JM’s Panic Worship and Poison Hearts will be in the Patriot’s Inn.

Afmission is free.

dublinsessions.ie/the-patriots-inn/

Events Coming Up

Dublin Mountains Partnership – Guided Walks

03+10+16+17+23+24+30+31 January

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

In January there will be 8 walks/hikes on 03+10+16+17+23+24+30+31 January.

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

Not free, but interesting nevertheless:

Temple Bar Trad Fest: 27-31 Jan

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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!

Clamping in Dublin has gone down! That’s a good thing, isn’t it? Or maybe not?

The newspapers reported this month that the clamping fees dropped to EUR 4.24 mio and is at a lowest level in 5 years. Since the initial idea behind clamping was to stop people from parking in the wrong place or for too long, then there should be a celebration about the drop. Instead, though, a parking fine appeals officer makes the suggestion to increase the penalty from EUR 80 to EUR 130 because it hasn’t been increased since 1998.

For any normal person, a penalty of EUR 80 hurts!! And it definitely hurts enough to comply with the law as much as possible. I would be VERY surprised if a fee of EUR 130 would increase the compliance with parking rules. Sure, EUR 130 hurts even more than EUR 80, but most of us really do not have so much money that we just happily give it to the clampers. I would say that in 95% of the cases the clamping happens because someone got delayed unintentionally or parked in a place where they read the signs wrong (clear way from 16:00 and you didn’t see that it will at some stage become a clearway).

The tiny amount of people that couldn’t be bothered complying with the rules and just accumulates parking tickets will most likely not change their behaviour either if the fees were increased.The appeals officer mentions a case where one offender was clamped 64 times in 48 months. 64×80 is the significant amount of EUR 5,120 and if that offender doesn’t care about paying EUR 5000, should we really thing that an increased fee to EUR 8,320 will make that offender suddenly pay for his parking? Not a chance.

I got clamped approximately 3 times in my life and I can say that it hurts a LOT to have to pay EUR 80. In two fo the three cases I made a genuine mistake, the third case was a little more complicated. But I certainly never intended to or willingly risked to get clamped, so EUR 80 is more than enough!

The Irish Independent wrote about it here, and the Irish Times here.

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Have an event-full weekend and week,

–Joerg

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