Dublin Event Guide 449: TRAUMA exhibition, The Narration Station, Astronomy Lecture, Temple Bar Tradfest

January 23rd, 2016
DEG Dublin Event Guide (for free events)

No. 449 | 22 January 2016

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Hi all!

And another week is over or – as many of us prefer to look at it – another weekend is starting! :-)

The Temple Bar Tradfest in Dublin and the Banjo and Bovril Trad Fest in the Harbour Bar in Bray will both start on Wednesday and have a great line-up. The festival in Bray is completely free and the Temple Bar Tradfest had a large amount of high-profile bands and musicians on their free “Frontrow” programme and I had it listed in the “Upcoming Events” section for a number of weeks. At this stage, however, all (free) tickets are gone. The only remaining thing if you want “free”, is the Music Trail, but have a look at the complete programme maybe you find something that interests you among the non-free events.

After a very meager first half of January, last week a good few people helped with donations, but there is only one week left and we are still EUR 80 down from what we need to pay the bill.

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?

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Have an event-full weekend and week,

–Joerg

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Feel good slot

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

Today’s feel good is a video about New Year’s Resolution and Goal Setting and the reason for posting it today is because most of us have already given up on our New Year’s Resolutions at this stage and we are not even at the end of January. So what can we do about that? Well, listen to Tony Robbins, he has very very good advice here:

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Last week Danny C, Clodagh O’C, Elizabeth M, Eibhin C and Sara 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!

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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 Trad Fest in Temple Bar and the Trad Fest in the Harbour Bar in Bray both sound interesting. Bray is completely free, and in Temple Bar, most of the high-profile free events needed tickets, which are gone now. But the pubs still have more trad music than usually, so you still benefit.

But what should you do before Wednesday when the Trad Festivals start?

I will mention the Science Gallery exhibition again! It is worth it. In addition there is a Gift Swap combined with a new spoken word event “The Narration Station” on Sunday evening, “How to Tell The Time” is an Astronomy lecture on Monday.

In addition there are lots of talks (many with 1916 theme, especially about women’s involvement!) and lots of gigs.

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Competitions

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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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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Dublin City has a problem with Buskers and Street Performers

For tourists and for us, who live in Dublin, a vibrant busking scene in the City Centre is great entertainment when you go to Grafton Street or Henry Street or Temple Bar and I would seriously miss it, if there was no music or street performance in the City Centre. But some shops and Dublin City don’t seem to like buskers and street performers. This is the conclusion you have to come to when you read the Street Performers Bye-Laws.

Street Performers have to get a license in Dublin! And Dublin City would even like to test their musical abilities. That is nearly as bad as having to get a skills cert if you want to play golf on a German golf course (Yes, you really need to have that!)

There were very strict rules and now Dublin City wants to make them MUCH stricter.

Until 12 February you can voice your opinion about the Street Performers Bye-Laws and you should! 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“.

Not everything in the document is bad, but a lot of things are just sooo restrictive that you have to wonder if Dublin City would prefer to make busking illegal. Strange!

Screenclick is gone

Many didn’t even realise and the shock was tiny when a few weeks ago, Screenclick closed for ever. If you can’t remember, Screenclick was the company that sent you one or more DVD that you could keep for a few weeks or a month and after you had watched them, you would send the DVDs back and get a new batch sent to you.

So it was a DVD rental shop that worked via mailorder. It didn’t need expensive shops and would give you more time to watch the DVD, but there was no chance for “Let’s watch a film tonight!” if you hadn’t prepared for it days in advance, so it seemed moderately interesting. However, with Netflix and other online services (some legal, some not), Screenclick came to the end of its life and has now closed the doors when the mother company dvdrentals.ie decided to shut down.

It seems that only the Irish Times wrote about it. A sign of the insignificance of the service in 2016?

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

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/

Saturday 23 Jan

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Car Boot Sales – Tallaght

08:00 – 12:00, Sat 23 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/

Honest2Goodness Food Market

09:30 – 16:00, Sat 23 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 23 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

www.parkrun.ie/

SuperNatural Food Market

09:30 – 15:30, Sat 23 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 23 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 23 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 23 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 23 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 23 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 23 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

Blackrock Market

11:00 – 17:30, Sat 23 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/

Claiming Our Future – Yearly Assembly

11:00 – 14:00, Sat 23 Jan

Teacher’s Club, 36 Parnell Square West, Dublin 1

Claiming Our Future is a non-party-political network of individuals and organizations from community, environmental, global justice, cultural and trade union sectors. The main areas Claiming Our Future is interested in are Income equality, Developing an economy for society, Political reform.

A schedule of talks and discussions can be found on the website below.

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

www.claimingourfuture.ie/events/2016/01/23/annual-assembly/

Terenure Village Market

11:00 – 16:00, Sat 23 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

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Sat 23 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 23 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/

Qigong – Drop-in class – Chester Beatty Library

12:00, Sat 23 Jan

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

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

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

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

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

TRAUMA – Science Gallery Exhibition

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 23 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 23 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/

“My Favourites” – Dublin City Walking Tour

14:00 – 16:00, Sat 23 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/

Eason Story Time for children

14:00, Sat 23 Jan

Eason, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

Every Saturday a kid’s book will be ead 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

Water Charges Protest

14:00, Sat 23 Jan

Dublin (various locations)

A national protest day against water charges is taking place, but going by the number of questions about the nationwide events and by the scarcity of details about the main events in Dublin, the organisations behind the protest are not doing a great job.

You have to piece together all details about the main events and it seems that there are two meeting points, one at Connolly Station and the other at Christ Church. From there the march will probably go to the GPO. It is not clear, though, if there is an event at the GPO or if the event ends there.

www.facebook.com/events/1091492234218102/

What’s New, Dead Zoo? – Tour

14:00, Sat 23 Jan

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

Come to the Natural History Museum and discover what is new to zoology including the many uses of an elephant’s trunk, how bats steal food from one another and the spider that smells.

The tour takes place at 14:15 and 15:30 and is suitable for Ages 7+.

Admission is free and no booking required.

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=2832

Countess Markievicz and the Women of 1916 – Talk

15:00 – 17:00, Sat 23 Jan

Coolock Public Library, Barryscourt Road, Coolock, Dublin 17

“Countess Markievicz and the Women of 1916” is a talk by historian Lorcan Collins about the up to 90 women that participated in the citywide rebellion of Easter 1916. and the role played by and the role leading figures like Countess Constance Markievicz and Dr. Kathleen Lynn played.

Admission is free, but booking is required via ß1-8477781.

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

Family Workshop – National Gallery

15:00, Sat 23 Jan

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

This week’s Saturday Workshop is themed “Winter Wilderness” with Jane Bowe and it is suitable for children aged 4-10.

Admission is free, but places are limited. Check the website below for all details.

nationalgallery.ie/en/whatson/Families/Family_Programme/Family_23Jan.aspx

Taste / Picture / Sounds – Art Fusion Event

17:00, Sat 23 Jan

ArtCafe, 1 Frenchman’s Lane, Dublin 1

“I’m not a painter, I’m a storyteller and the story is You” is the title of this event by painter Renata Ledzinska.

There will be Vegan and Vegetarian food inspired by her paintings and her paintings will be inspired by people and music. You can taste the food, have a drink, talk with the artists: foodmaker, musicmaker and picturemaker and see the painters work in progress of the last few years.

Admission is free, some food is free and the music is free.

www.facebook.com/events/589566784528361/

Beerhouse Beerfest

20:00, Sat 23 Jan

The Beerhouse, 84.5 Capel Street, Dublin 1

The Beerhouse in Capel Street is inviting to their Beerfest 2016 which will run from 22-31 January. There will be guest brewers, free samples, pint specials, live music, swag giveaways and more.

The list of guest brewers is on the website below. Unfortuantely the live bands are not listed anywhere, it only says that they will perform on 23,26,30 and 31 January.

www.beerhousedublin.com/whats-on.html

Saturday Night Live – The Wine Cave

20:00 – 22:30, Sat 23 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

The Calvinists – Gig

20:30, Sat 23 Jan

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

The Calvinists are playing Gypsy Blue Folk Rock in the Harbour Bar.

Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/the-calvinists-event1

Andy Early – Gig

21:00, Sat 23 Jan

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

Andy Early is playing an acoustic gig in The Mezz.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/mezzdublin

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Sat 23 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/

Pete Cummins & Band – Gig

21:00, Sat 23 Jan

Leeson Lounge, 148 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4

Pete Cummins, Grammy award winning songwriter will play with his band in the Leeson Lounge.

Admission is free, donations are welcome.

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

Being Wrong is Right with Robert Coyle

21:30 – 23:00, Sat 23 Jan

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

Robert Coyle is talking about “Being Wrong is Right with Robert Coyle” in Accents Cafe.

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

Admission is free, but donations are welcome.

www.facebook.com/events/1514806355511119/

The Ratzingers – Gig

22:30, Sat 23 Jan

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

One of the best, possibly even THE best party and wedding band in Ireland will be in the Mint Bar on Saturday.

“The Ratzingers” will perform from 22:30.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/427496177441269/

20 Seconds of Panic – Gig

23:55, Sat 23 Jan

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

20 Seconds of Panic will play a gig in the midnight slot at the Mezz.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/mezzdublin

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Car Boot Sales – Ballymun

08:00 – 13:00, Sun 24 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

Belgard Weekend Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 24 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, Sun 24 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 24 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 24 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 24 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

Blooming Marvellous – Gardening Workshop

10:30, Sun 24 Jan

Shanganagh Park, Shankill, Co. Dublin

Come to this dlr Biodiversity workshop to learn how plants are able to maximise their opportunities by flowering in early spring. What’s the best way to plant bulbs to create the best displays and how can you prolong their flowering?

Event leader is Aoife Munn (087 985 2858)

Admission is free, meet beside the car park notice board.

events.dlrcoco.ie/event/blooming-marvellous

Dun Laoghaire Market

11:00 – 16:00, Sun 24 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 24 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 24 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 24 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 24 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 24 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 Ficino Ensemble playing works from Schnittke and Beethoven.

www.hughlane.ie

TRAUMA – Science Gallery Exhibition

12:00 – 18:00, Sun 24 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/

Support the Dublin Event Guide – Buy your books here!

13:00, Sun 24 Jan

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!

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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!

Dublin Sketchers – Sunday Meet-up

14:00, Sun 24 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/

Fashion icon Iris Apfel – Documentary Screening

14:00, Sun 24 Jan

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

This documentary, by documentary filmmaker Albert Maysles, explores the life of 93 year old fashion icon Iris Apfel, who, despite her advanced age, continues to inspire those around her to embrace life, love, creativity and fashion. (2015; PG-13; (79 min))

Admission is free and no booking required.

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

Hugh Lane Gallery – Guided Tour

14:00, Sun 24 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 24 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

Highlights of the Decorative Arts Collections

15:00 – 15:45, Sun 24 Jan

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

Take a stroll through the Museum on a tour of some of the highlights of the galleries.

Admission is free and no booking required, places allocated on a first-come first-served basis 15 minutes before the tour starts. The tour is suitable for adults.

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=2808

Museum Tour – National Print Museum

15:00 – 16:30, Sun 24 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 24 Jan

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

This week’s Sunday Talk is “JMW Turner – Master of 19th century British Painting” with Dr Philip MacEvansoneya, Trinity College Dublin.

It is part of a lecture series throughout the month of January themed around the J.M.W. Turner watercolours exhibition.

Admission is free.

nationalgallery.ie/en/whatson/Talks/Sunday_Talks/Sunday_24Jan.aspx

Bal Folk – European Folk Dance Session

16:00, Sun 24 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/

Gift Swap & The Narration Station

18:00 – 21:00, Sun 24 Jan

Fringe Lab, Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Two great events, a Christmas Gift Swap and the new Spoken Word Event “The Narration Station” will take place this Sunday in conjunction with each other. They are both organised by Alt Events and take place in the same venue.

For the Gift Swap bring all your unwanted Christmas presents (good quality but unwanted stuff!) and swap them for something better.

And while the Gift Swap is going on, the brand new spoken word event “The Narration Station” will get participants to pick a favourite passage from a book they have a connection to, explain why this particular passage means so much to them and then narrate the section to the audience. You can be audience or you can participate.

Admission is free, but the event is in aid of the homeless charity Focus Ireland and therefore a donation of EUR 5 per person is suggested.

Find all details about the event on the Facebook Page below.

www.facebook.com/events/1647786175473588/

Wiley Fox Trad Session

18:00 – 20:00, Sun 24 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 24 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

Jawbone – Acoustic Folk & Blues Night

19:00 – 21:00, Sun 24 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 24 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 24 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 24 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

Feel the Pinch – Gig

20:30, Sun 24 Jan

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

Feel The Pinch are playing Rock with a hint of Blues in the Harbour Bar.

Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/feel-the-pinch-event1

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 00:00, Sun 24 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 Sun+Mon. Every week different comedians entertain and on top of that there is some free ice cream. The line-up can be found via the Comedy Crunch Facebook Page (see link below).

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

Rhythm Rocker

21:00, Sun 24 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 24 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 24 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

Land Lovers / Slouch – Gig

22:30, Sun 24 Jan

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

THe bands Land Lovers and Slouch are playing in the Midnight Slot at Whelan’s. Admission is free if you arrive before 22:§0 or if you sign up for the guest list.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/midnight-hour-w-land-lovers-slouch/

The Dublin Blues Cartel – Gig

22:30, Sun 24 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-29/

Weedway – Gig

23:00, Sun 24 Jan

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

Weedway will play their Reggae in The Mezz on Sunday.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/mezzdublin

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‘Choose Your Own Tracks’ – Photo Trail

11:00 – 13:00, Mon 25 Jan

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 25 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

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Mon 25 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/

History of Irish witchcraft and magic – Lecture

16:00, Mon 25 Jan

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

Andrew Sneddon (University of Ulster) will talk about “The devil in the room: writing the history of Irish witchcraft and magic” in the next lecture of the Centre for Early Modern History Seminar Series 2015-16.

Admission is free.

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

“Burns Night Out” – Robert Burns commemoration

17:00, Mon 25 Jan

Corrigan’s, Mountpleasant Avenue Lower, Rathmines, Dublin 6

A Robert Burns Commemoration “Burns Night Out” will take place in Rathmines on Monday to celebrate the birth of Robert Burns (Scotland’s National Poet) in 1759.

Corrigan’s Pub (Mountpleasant Inn) in Rathmines will host a reading aloud of poems by ‘Rabbie’ Burns along with a discussion of his life and works. You will also hear some of the works by other poets who influenced Burns and works by later poets who were influenced by his poetry.

Some local eateries will also participate by putting a Scottish traditional dish on their menu that night. An Bhialann and The Cinnamon will partake.

The event is organised by Howard Linnane.

Admission is free. Check further details on the Facebook Page below.

www.facebook.com/Burns-Night-Out-in-Dublin-6-356301077731052

‘Dreaming without sleep 2 – Poetry

18:00 – 21:30, Mon 25 Jan

Dublin Castle, Dame Street, Dublin 2

“Dreaming without sleep 2” is an evening with Dublin poet & writer Kenneth Nolan, plus guest poets Rob Buchanan, Alice Kinsella, Sean Ruane, Daniel Wade & Michael J Whelan.

The event takes place in the Portrait Gallery. Admission is free, but booking is required by sending an e-mail to DublinCastle@opw.ie
with ‘Dreaming without sleep 2’ in the subject line.

www.facebook.com/events/937543156299935/

Get a teaching job with Social Media – Talk

18:00 – 20:00, Mon 25 Jan

Teacher’s Club, 36 Parnell Square West, Dublin 1

Organised by Engage Education Ireland, the event description says:

“We’re taking our Social Media skills offline and applying them to Irish teachers. Join the Irish Engage Education team as we share Social Media Best Practice and help you develop a professional personal brand. Not only will you develop a new and improved online presence but learn how to effectively grow your teacher network.”

There seems to be a little disconnect between the event title “How Social Media can get you a teaching job!” and the event description, but the event seems to be free (Registration via the Eventbrite site here required.) so you can give it a go and find out what it’s all about.

www.facebook.com/events/1068154126552789/

Introduction to 3D printing

18:00 – 20:00, Mon 25 Jan

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

This is a workshop in the LexIcon Library that will give a basic introduction to 3D printing and will get you started with your first 3D printed object.

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

events.dlrcoco.ie/event/introduction-3d-printing

How to Tell The Time – Astronomy Lecture

20:00, Mon 25 Jan

Ely House, 8 Ely Place, Dublin 2

“How to Tell The Time” with Dr David Malone (Hamilton Institute and the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Maynooth Universit) is the next lecture of the Irish Astronomical Society.

It will probe the concept of time “Knowing the date and time is a question that is tightly tied up with astronomy, combined with some history, politics and a bit of physics.”

Admission is free and everyone is welcome.

www.irishastrosoc.org/events/events.htm

Song Cycle

20:00, Mon 25 Jan

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 25 Jan

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/

WeBloom presents Vameel + guests

20:00, Mon 25 Jan

Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

“WeBloom” is a platform for upcoming bands & singer/songwriters to introduce themselves into the Dublin music scene and the featured band in January is

Vameel (+ guests).

Admission is free.

theworkmansclub.com/events/webloom-presents-vameel-guests/

The Comedy Shed

20:30, Mon 25 Jan

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 25 Jan

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

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

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

Jazz Jam Session – Grand Social

21:00, Mon 25 Jan

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 25 Jan

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 & Jimmy Smith – Gig

21:30, Mon 25 Jan

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

Donal Kirk and Jimmy Smith 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/760-donal-kirk-and-jimmy-smyth-2.html?month=8&year=2015

Tuesday 26 Jan

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National Gallery Tuesday Lecture

10:30 – 11:15, Tue 26 Jan

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

“Portraiture Today” with Colin Davidson RUA, artist, is the Tuesday lecture. It is part of a free lecture series throughout the month of January themed around the Hennessy Portrait Prize 2015.

Admission is free and no booking required.

nationalgallery.ie/en/whatson/Talks/Tuesday_Talks/Tues_26Jan.aspx

“My Favourites” – Dublin City Walking Tour

11:00 – 13:00, Tue 26 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 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 26 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

World Dance Music – Guitar Recital

13:00, Tue 26 Jan

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

This is a guitar recital of World Dance Music arranged for two guitars. The musicians are Luke Tobin and Gerard Boyle.

Admission is free.

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

Breaking Impact: Concussion in Sport

18:00 – 19:30, Tue 26 Jan

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

Sports-related concussions are dangerous at professional and amateur levels, with potential long-term effects. Head injuries can happen playing most sports, but some sports pose a higher risk. How can players protect themselves against concussion? What are the consequences of injuries of this kind? How can we make high-contact sports safer?

Join Eoin McDevitt of RTE show Second Captains to tackle the issue of concussion in sport head-on in a discussion which will examine current research being conducted in the field, featuring Engineer Ciaran Simms, Researcher Fiona Wilson, Neurologist Colin Doherty, and Dublin footballer Michael Darragh Macauley.

Update: This event is now booked out, but a live stream will be available via the Science Gallery website.

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

Drop in Maker Evening

18:00, Tue 26 Jan

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.

Instant History: 1912, 1916, 1918 – Talk

18:30 – 20:30, Tue 26 Jan

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

The talk “Instant History: 1912, 1916, 1918” with Prof David Fitzpatrick (TCD) as part of the Europe’s Violent Memories Lecture Series 2015-16.

At this event a direct link between the study of events and their historic connecition will be looked at. Ulster Day (1912), Easter Week (1916), and Anti-Conscription Day (1918), were all ‘historic’ moments for contemporaries as well as for later generations.

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

www.tcd.ie/trinitylongroomhub/events/details/2016/2016-01-26europesviolentmemories.php

‘Straya Day Party

20:00, Tue 26 Jan

Woolshed Bar & Grill, Parnell Street, Dublin 1

Australia Day, the National Day of Australia is taking place on 26 January and the Woolshed Baa and Grill is inviting to an “‘Straya Day Party” with Aussie DJs from 16:00, Live Music from 20:00, Rock Paper Scissor Championship, Mick Dundees Shooting Range, Bush Tucker Trials and a Wet-T Competition at midnight.

Admission is free.

www.woolshedbaa.com/dublin

Dublin Bluegrass Collective – Gig

20:00, Tue 26 Jan

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

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

www.facebook.com/Sin.E.Pub

Ukulele Tuesday

20:00 – 22:00, Tue 26 Jan

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 26 Jan

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 26 Jan

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 26 Jan

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

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

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

Phoenix Big Band

21:00 – 23:00, Tue 26 Jan

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 26 Jan

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 26 Jan

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 26 Jan

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 26 Jan

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 27 Jan

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Cafe Drawing Session – Rua Red

11:00, Wed 27 Jan

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 27 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

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Wed 27 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/

Low priced books with free delivery!

13:00, Wed 27 Jan

Dublin (various locations)

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

www.bookdepository.com?a_aid=dubevg

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Stop Social Welfare Reduction for under 25s – Protest

13:00, Wed 27 Jan

Department of Social Protection, Store Street, Dublin 1

Every recipient of social welfare in Ireland under 25yrs of age automatically gets a reduced payment simply based on their age. This is neither fair nor just and is discrimination on age grounds.

A protest against this practice will take place on Wednesday.

www.facebook.com/events/789910947780097/

Leaves: How plants feed themselves – Talk

15:00, Wed 27 Jan

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

The lecture “Leaves: How plants feed themselves” by Colin Kelleher will take place in the Botanic Gardens.

“Ultimately all life on earth is dependent upon the process of photosynthesis for fixing energy from the sun; creating both the food and oxygen which we are all dependent upon. Colin Kelleher will explain some of the inner workings of the most important biological process on the planet.”

Admission is free.

www.botanicgardens.ie/news/events.htm

Havana International Language Exchange

16:30 – 19:30, Wed 27 Jan

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

History, memory and the trauma of the Spanish Civil War – Discussion

18:00, Wed 27 Jan

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

The Instituto Cervantes and the UCD Centre for War Studies invite to the Round Table Discussion “History, memory and the trauma of the Spanish Civil War” (in English!)

The Spanish Civil War (1936-1939) is the most traumatic event in the recent history of Spain. The war was triggered by a partially successful military coup and was then fought between Nationalists (right-wing pro-Francoists) and Republicans (government supporters and socialists, communists and anarchists).

The panel will debate debate the interaction between history and memory, the combatants’ personal stories, how democratic Spain has dealt with the remnants and reminders of Franco’s regime and the mass graves throughout the peninsula, where the tens of thousands of Republican victims of summary execution still lie in, how the experience of the civil war was different or similar to other civil wars across Europe, and finally, how this war has impacted on the production of films, fiction and art.

Admission is free.

dublin.cervantes.es/FichasCultura/Ficha104632_16_2.htm

Shot at Dawn: Moral Witness – Talk

18:00 – 19:00, Wed 27 Jan

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

In the talk “Shot at Dawn: Moral Witness”, Prof. Alex Danchev (School of International Relations, University of St Andrews, UK) draws on his teachings of art and war and art and violence, to discuss how aftermath photography and the power of the imagination can best serve historical, political and ethical enquiry today.

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

www.imma.ie/en/page_237058.htm

The Irish Famine as a Crisis of Governmentality – Lecture

18:00, Wed 27 Jan

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

“Powers of Redemption: The Irish Famine as a Crisis of Governmentality” is a lecture by Dr David Nally (Senior Lecturer, Department of Geography, University of Cambridge) for this Society for the Study of Nineteenth-Century Ireland event. The Society promotes research into nineteenth-century Ireland.

Admission is free and everbody is welcome.

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

Binario 21 – Film Screening in Italian

18:30, Wed 27 Jan

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

The screening of the Italian film “Binario 21” about the holocaust and the concentration camp in Auschwitz will take place in the Italian Institute of Culture. The screening will be in Italian and the complete information about it on the website below is in Italian only.

Admission is free, but booking is required (see the website for details).

www.iicdublino.esteri.it/IIC_Dublino/webform/SchedaEvento.aspx?id=679&citta=Dublino

Dublin 7 and the 1916 Rising – Talk

18:30, Wed 27 Jan

Phibsboro Library, Blacquiere Bridge, Off North Circular Road, Phibsboro, Dublin 7

“Before they were our neighbours – Dublin 7 and the 1916 Rising” is a talk by historian and author Donal Fallon. He will profile some of the participants in the Irish Revolution from the Dublin 7 area and others who later lived there. From Christopher Brady, printer of the Proclamation, to Boer War fighter and 1916 rebel Thomas Byrne, and many more.

Admission is free, but registration is required via 01-8304341.

UPDATE: This talk is now booked out!

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-culture-and-amenities-dublin-city-public-libraries-and-archive-events/dublin-7

Let’s talk about Willpower – Workshop

18:30 – 21:30, Wed 27 Jan

J.W. Sweetman, 2 Burgh Quay, Dublin 2

Manoj Chawla from www.reeinvent.me will teach you about Willpower at this event of the “Everything Coaching” Meetup Group.

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

www.meetup.com/Everything-Coaching-Find-a-Coach-Be-a-Coach-Buddy/events/227859481/

Back Door Sessions – Open Mic Night

19:00, Wed 27 Jan

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

Can there be Education after Auschwitz? – Lecture

19:00, Wed 27 Jan

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

“Can there be Education after Auschwitz? Adorno, Nussbaum, Levinas” is a public lecture by Prof Claire Elise Katz (Professor of Philosophy and Women’s and Gender Studies at Texas A&M University) organised by the Trinity Research Centre for Cultures, Academic Values and Education.

In his 1966 radio interview, “Education after Auschwitz”, Theodor Adorno declared, “the premier demand upon all education is that Auschwitz not happen again….”. The lecture discusses this and later opinions to ensure that atrocities like the Holocaust won’t happen again.

Admission seems to be free.

www.tcd.ie/trinitylongroomhub/events/details/2016/2016-01-27cantherebeeducation.php

Mining Conflicts in Peru – Talk

19:00, Wed 27 Jan

Comhlamh, 12 Parliament Street, Dublin 2

The talk “Mining Conflicts in Cajamarca (Peru)” by Lynda Sullivan is a Wednesday Talk of LASC (Latin American Solidarity Campaign).

“In the northern highlands of Peru, in the region Cajamarca, indigenous-campesino communities are struggling to protect their land and their water supply from destruction. A multinational mining corporation, backed up by the World Bank, wants to turn the mountain lakes, the source of water for tens of thousands of subsistence farmers, into immense open pits. This would be the biggest extractive project that Latin America has ever seen.”

Lynda Sullivan is an Irish activist and freelance journalist who has been living in Cajamarca for the past three years.

Admission is free.

www.lasc.ie/content/lascweds-talk-mining-conflicts-cajamarca-peru-lynda-sullivan

Temple Bar Tradfest

19:00, Wed 27 Jan

Temple Bar, Dublin 2

The Temple Bar Tradfest runs from Wed 28 January until Sunday 31 January. Many of the free events required tickets (the Frontrow programme) and are booked out now, the Headline programme is not free and contains the main gigs. And then there the Music Trail that is taking place in pubs in Temple Bar and the gigs there are all free and you can find the times and locations here: www.templebartrad.com/event/tradfest-music-trail-2/

An in-between are the Tradfringe events here www.templebartrad.com/category/tradfringe/ some are free, others are not. Some Trad Showcases are taking place on Thursday and Friday: www.templebartrad.com/event/live-at-the-hub-showcases/ and many other of the Tradfringe events are at the fringe between Trad and other art forms.

Next weekend, there will also be some free events for children and you already can check them out here: www.templebartrad.com/category/tradkids/ (on this page there are free and non-free events)

Have a loot around on the website below to get a full picture.

www.templebartrad.com/

JCI Dublin 2016 Launch Night

19:30, Wed 27 Jan

Clayton Hotel (former Maldron), Cardiff Lane, Dublin 2

JCI (Junior Chamber International) are inviting you to their Grand Opening of the New Year. Bring along your ideas and even your New Year’s resolutions. There will also be some networking afterwards. JCI Dublin is the Dublin branch of Junior Chamber International (www.jci.cc) the world’s largest network for young Leaders and Entrepreneurs.

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

jcidublin.org/upcoming-events

King Kong Club

20:00, Wed 27 Jan

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 27 Jan

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 27 Jan

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 27 Jan

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 27 Jan

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

Brand New Switcheroo – Roots Gig

21:00, Wed 27 Jan

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

The Roots Band “Brand New Switcharoo” will perform in the Harbour Bar to launch the “Banjo & Bovril Trad Festival”.

Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/brand-new-switcharoo-event1

Los Paradiso – Gig

21:00, Wed 27 Jan

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 27 Jan

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

John Spillane – Gig

21:30, Wed 27 Jan

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

John Spillane is an outstanding musician, songwriter and performer, a storyteller and a dreamer and he will be in the Harbour Bar for a gig on Wednesday. I really like his performance and it looks like I am going! :-)

Admission is free.

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

Trad Session

21:30, Wed 27 Jan

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

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

Thursday 28 Jan

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Love Not Hate – Call for Hate Crime Legislation

10:00 – 12:00, Thu 28 Jan

Wynn’s Hotel, 35-39 Lower Abbey Street, Dublin 1

Ireland has no Hate Crime Legislation to protect people against hate-motivated attacks and the European Netwok Against Racism (ENAR) wants to change that. A “Love not Hate” campaign will be launched at this event and its goal is to fight for the introduction of Hate Crime Legislation.

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

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Isn’t it interesting that Ireland managed to very recently create Blasphemie Laws, but not laws against Hate Crime!?

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Thu 28 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

Drop-in Lock Picking and Encryption Workshops

12:00 – 15:00, Thu 28 Jan

Arts Building, Trinity College, Dublin 2

To mark Data Protection Day 2016, the Science Gallery has teamed up with Trinity College Dublin’s Information Compliance Office, Information Technology Services and the School of Computer Science and Statistics to create a programme of events that explore our online private lives.

Come to the Arts Block for a free drop-in lock-picking workshop, as well as an encryption tutorial to keep your online data safe. Learn how to encrypt your emails, chat securely and avoid surveillance and censorship online using tools and technologies trusted by journalists, activists, spies with Fionn Fitzmaurice

Admission is free and no booking necessary.

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

The Green Door Market

12:00 – 16:00, Thu 28 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

The future of online privacy – Discussion

13:00 – 14:00, Thu 28 Jan

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

How are artists revealing new and future issues for online privacy? How are technologists safeguarding our digital private lives? How will the internet adapt to our increasingly data-private culture?

To mark Data Protection Day 2016, Science Gallery has teamed up with Trinity College Dublin’s Information Compliance Office, Information Technology Services and the School of Computer Science and Statistics to create a programme of events that explore our online private lives.

Come to this lunchtime discussion with Skype-connected contributors from around the world. The discussion is hosted by Jonathan McCrea from Newstalk’s Futureproof and features artist Matt Kenyon and technology experts who are testing the limits of online security.

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

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

WB Yeats: Public man – Private death – Lecture

13:00, Thu 28 Jan

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

The lecture “WB Yeats: Public man – Private death” will happen on the 77th anniversary of the death of William Butler Yeats.

Dr. Emma Edwards, of the National Library will examine the private ritual and public reaction that marked the passing of Ireland’s most celebrated poet. The talk will reference the library’s collection of Yeats material including the award winning exhibition “Yeats: The life and work of William Butler Yeats”.

Admission is free an booking is not required.

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

Neoclassicism and the domestic interior (1770-1800) – Lecture

13:10, Thu 28 Jan

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

The lunchtime lecture “The present improved taste of finishing rooms: neoclassicism and the domestic interior, 1770-1800” with Dr Conor Lucey (Irish Research Council Elevate (Marie Curie Co-Fund) Postdoctoral Fellow, Trinity College Dublin).

Admission is free and no booking required.

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

The Role of Women in the 1916 Rising – Talk

13:30, Thu 28 Jan

Mill Theatre, Dundrum Town Centre, Dundrum, Dublin 14

Historian and author Liz Gillis, who wrote the book “Women of the Irish Revolution” among other books, will talk about “The Role of Women in the 1916 Rising on Thursday.

Admission seems to be free, but no clear statement could be found! Booking is required via 085-1335946 or ds1916centenary@gmail.com

The organisers only invite “people of Rathfarnham, Churchtown, Ballinteer, Sandyford and Dundrum” on the Facebook Page, but I doubt that your have to bring two household bills as proof. ;-)

Going by this week’s list of events in Dublin, the role of the 90 women in the 1916 Rising seems to be the most fascinating topic at this time. I know of at least 4 or 5 talks by different people in different parts of Dublin that cover this topic!

www.facebook.com/events/882232638541474/

The ‘Pre-History’ of Industrial Trawling – Talk

17:00, Thu 28 Jan

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

“The ‘Pre-History’ of Industrial Trawling, and their Impact on the Coastal Fisheries of the U.K. and Ireland: A Brief Discussion” is a lecture by Dr Peter Jones (University of Strathclyde) organised by The Irish Environmental History Network, in the Department of History.

Dr Peter Jones has mapped the spread of beam trawling around the coasts of Great Britain and Ireland between ca. 1550 and 1850 and in his talk he discusses the reasons for that spread and the success (or otherwise) of local and national measures to block it.

Admission seems to be free.

www.tcd.ie/trinitylongroomhub/events/details/2016/2016-01-28industrial_trawling.php

Brazilian Dance – Forró

18:00, Thu 28 Jan

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 28 Jan

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_28Jan.aspx

Little Museum of Dublin – Free Admission Thursday

18:00 – 20:00, Thu 28 Jan

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.

Please note: This arrangement could change at any time without prior notice, so please check first (01-6611000).

www.littlemuseum.ie/

Online Privacy: Risk, Opportunity & Innovation – Talk

18:00 – 19:30, Thu 28 Jan

Stanley Quek Theatre, Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute, Pearse Street, Dublin 2

How can the internet adapt to a more privacy-aware culture? How can we address the risks of online life, but still seize business, social, and cultural opportunities? With the rise of AdBlock, Ghostery, and a general frustration with online advertising, how can businesses continue to reach new customers?

To mark Data Protection Day 2016, Science Gallery has teamed up with Trinity College Dublin’s Information Compliance Office, Information Technology Services and the School of Computer Science and Statistics to create a programme of events that explore our online private lives.

Come to this discussion about the opportunities to innovate online, and the privacy risks that need to be traversed to do so. Hosted by Newstalk’s Jess Kelly, and featuring contributors from law, advertising, and technology.

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

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

Cahier d’un retour au pays natal – Aime Cesaire – Book Launch

18:30, Thu 28 Jan

Alliance Francaise, 1 Kildare Street, Dublin 2

The launch of the Irish translation of “Cahier d’un retour au pays natal” by Aimé Césaire will take place. This French poet from Martinique was one of the founders of the negritude literature movement. The book, considered by most as his masterpiece, mixes poetry and prose to express his thoughts on the cultural identity of black Africans in a colonial setting.

Admission is free, but booking is required via rsvp@alliance-francaise.ie with subject “Cesaire”

alliance-francaise.ie/culture/

The Pearse Family – Talk

18:30, Thu 28 Jan

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

“The Pearse family of 27 Great Brunswick Street” is a talk by Teresa O’Donnell. It will focus on the childhood memories of Margaret, Patrick, Willie and Mary Brigid Pearse growing up over their father’s sculptor studio at 27 Great Brunswick Street.

Admission is free and no booking required.

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

Thursdays at the Opera – Screenings

18:30, Thu 28 Jan

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

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

The next screening is “Aida” by Giuseppe Verdi.

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

www.iicdublino.esteri.it/IIC_Dublino/webform/SchedaEvento.aspx?id=674&citta=Dublino

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

19:00 – 21:00, Thu 28 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 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/

Deansgrange Cemetery and the dead of the 1916 Rising – Talk

19:00 – 21:00, Thu 28 Jan

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

Jamie Moran is the author of “Deansgrange Cemetery: Stories from Beyond the Grave”. He will outline some of the stories of people associated with the Rising who are buried in Deansgrange Cemetery.

Admission is free.

events.dlrcoco.ie/event/deansgrange-cemetery-and-dead-1916-rising

Home Is Where The Heart Is – Pop-up Art Exhibition/Sale for Homeless

19:00 – 22:00, Thu 28 Jan

12 Henrietta Street, Dublin 1

“Where The Heart Is” is a pop up art exhibition/sale on Thursday to raise awareness homelessness crisis in Dublin and to raise much-needed funds for the Irish Housing Network.

Where The Heart Is is an exhibition for anyone who feels they can contribute an artwork towards this social cause. Everyone is encouraged to contribute, not only professional artists, but also students, amateurs, dabblers etc. The only requirement is that you work to the best of your ability. All artworks in the main exhibition will be on sale for between EUR 10-40.

Admission to the exhibition and sale is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1085311041479042/

Temple Bar Tradfest

19:00, Thu 28 Jan

Temple Bar, Dublin 2

The Temple Bar Tradfest runs from Wed 28 January until Sunday 31 January. Many of the free events required tickets (the Frontrow programme) and are booked out now, the Headline programme is not free and contains the main gigs. And then there the Music Trail that is taking place in pubs in Temple Bar and the gigs there are all free and you can find the times and locations here: www.templebartrad.com/event/tradfest-music-trail-2/

An in-between are the Tradfringe events here www.templebartrad.com/category/tradfringe/ some are free, others are not. Some Trad Showcases are taking place on Thursday and Friday: www.templebartrad.com/event/live-at-the-hub-showcases/ and many other of the Tradfringe events are at the fringe between Trad and other art forms.

Next weekend, there will also be some free events for children and you already can check them out here: www.templebartrad.com/category/tradkids/ (on this page there are free and non-free events)

Have a loot around on the website below to get a full picture.

www.templebartrad.com/

The Xchange – Language Exchange

19:00, Thu 28 Jan

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 28 Jan

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

Sally O Dunlaing and Moot DJs – Gig

20:00, Thu 28 Jan

The Bernard Shaw, 12 Richmond Street South, Dublin 8

Good Name have invited singer/songwriter Sally O Dunlaing, who will perform her Odu music with her band. Moot DJs will follow.

Admission is free.

bodytonicmusic.com/events/good-name-moot-with-guest-odu/

Sheila Garry & Elaine Hogan – Gig

20:00, Thu 28 Jan

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

Sheila Garry & Elaine Hogan are playing a gig as part of the Banjo and Bovril Festival in the Harbour Bar. They are playing harp and fiddle and only recently launched their trad album “The Shores of Lough Breda”.

Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/sheila-garry-elaine-hogan-event

Singer Songwriter Night – Mother Reilly’s

21:00, Thu 28 Jan

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

Spiritriders – Gig

21:00, Thu 28 Jan

Leeson Lounge, 148 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4

The Spiritriders will play alternative country in the Leeson Lounge.

Admission is free.

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

Brady’s Fun Pub Quiz

21:30, Thu 28 Jan

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

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

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

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

Cabin Sessions – Dundrum – Gig

21:30 – 23:30, Thu 28 Jan

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

The next Cabin Sessions takes place with the Cabin Crew and with special guests Tom Horan (country/folk) and We Went Down (contemporary). Con Butler features his own compositions.

Expect trad/folk/americana/roots.

Admission is free.

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

International Bar Jazz Night

21:30, Thu 28 Jan

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 28 Jan

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 28 Jan

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 28 Jan

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

Pete Cummins – Gig

21:30, Thu 28 Jan

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

Pete Cummins, Grammy Award winner and folk and americana legend will play during the Banjo and Bovril Trad Festival in the Harbour Bar.

Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/pete-cummins-event2

Rake the Ashes – Gig

21:30, Thu 28 Jan

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

Trad Folk Band “Rake The Ashes” will play at the Banjo and Bovril Festival in the Harbour Bar.

Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/rake-the-ashes-event

Woolshed Karaoke

21:30, Thu 28 Jan

Woolshed Bar & Grill, Parnell Street, Dublin 1

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

www.woolshedbaa.com/dublin/

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National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Fri 29 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

The Green Door Market

12:00 – 19:00, Fri 29 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

Takin’ The Mic Open-Mic Night

19:00 – 21:00, Fri 29 Jan

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

Takin’ The Mic Open-Mic Night is an open mic night at the Irish Writers’ Centre, taking place on the last Friday every month. Writers, spoken-word artists, comedians and musicians are all welcome to perform. Every performer has 5 minutes and you should sign up if you want to perform (details on website below).

Guest MC for the evening is Michelle Read.

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

irishwriterscentre.ie/collections/whats-on-at-the-centre/products/takin-the-mic-with-guest-mc-michelle-read

Temple Bar Tradfest

19:00, Fri 29 Jan

Temple Bar, Dublin 2

The Temple Bar Tradfest runs from Wed 28 January until Sunday 31 January. Many of the free events required tickets (the Frontrow programme) and are booked out now, the Headline programme is not free and contains the main gigs. And then there the Music Trail that is taking place in pubs in Temple Bar and the gigs there are all free and you can find the times and locations here: www.templebartrad.com/event/tradfest-music-trail-2/

An in-between are the Tradfringe events here www.templebartrad.com/category/tradfringe/ some are free, others are not. Some Trad Showcases are taking place on Thursday and Friday: www.templebartrad.com/event/live-at-the-hub-showcases/ and many other of the Tradfringe events are at the fringe between Trad and other art forms.

Next weekend, there will also be some free events for children and you already can check them out here: www.templebartrad.com/category/tradkids/ (on this page there are free and non-free events)

Have a loot around on the website below to get a full picture.

www.templebartrad.com/

Cornucopia – Live Music

19:30 – 21:30, Fri 29 Jan

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

Stella Bass at the Jazz Cafe

20:00 – 22:30, Fri 29 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 afternoon and on Friday 29 Jan a special performance will take place: Outstanding Jazz Singer Stella Bass will come to the Jazz Cafe for a rare performance. Don’t miss this amazing singer!

Admission is free. You can book a table via 01-6427251

www.thejazzcafedublin.ie/

Gavin Povey and the Fabulous Oke She Moke She Pops

21:00, Fri 29 Jan

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 29 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/

Ska ‘n’ Reggae with The Bionic Rats

21:00 – 02:30, Fri 29 Jan

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

Bunoscionn – Trad & Folk Gig

21:30, Fri 29 Jan

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

Buniscionn are playing at the Banjo and Bovril Trad Festival in the Harbour Bar.

Admission is free.

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

Mundy – Gig

23:00, Fri 29 Jan

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

Popular Irish Singer/Songwriter Mundy will play a gig at the Banjo and Bovril Festival in the Harbour Bar.

Admission is free.

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

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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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!

Together we are strong? Not the touristic sites in Dublin!!

At some point in life we learned that if we form strong alliances and work in a team, we are stronger than if we fight against each other. And we also should have learned by now that hostility against people that grew up or live somewhere else than we do, is not cool at all.

So, who was the smart cookie, that came up with this amazingly clever idea to create “Dublin Northside Attractions” as a separate tourist entity with their own website at www.dublindna.ie? As tiny as Dublin is and as close as Northside and Southside are, it is totally nonsensical, bordering on idiotic, to artificially create further a divide than we need to. I am not convinced that Failte Ireland or Dublin Tourism had that idea, but they are certainly endorsing it according to the website.

So, the Northside Attractions seem to think they are something better OR they think they are inferior. (These are typically the drivers for the creation of gangs! And there is no organisation or website for “Dublin Southside Attractions” at the moment.) We don’t know why, though.

But if you start your own gang, there is one important element to consider: You have to be ruthless and rigorous in the application of the rules, otherwise your inverse-discrimination doesn’t work.

And that is where the next idiocy comes in: One outsider attraction that was accepted in the “Dublin Northside Attractions” gang is the Guinness Storehouse in the Liberties! Northside? Not at all!

So why did they break their own rules and accept a Southside attraction in their midst? Well, because it is the most popular attraction in Dublin and gangs always want the popular kid in their own gang, not in the enemy gang.

Narrow-minded nonsense!

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