Dublin Event Guide 453: Bernard Shaw Flea Market, AONTAS Adult Learner Festival, TRAUMA exhibition (last chance!)

February 20th, 2016
DEG Dublin Event Guide (for free events)

No. 453 | 19 February 2016

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Hi all!

And a new record! 235 events at the time of publishing the first version. Again I will make it available on the website and on the smartphone app first, but there is still a long list of events that I will add before the final version will be sent by e-mail to all subscribers. You can check here if you have the final edition or a preliminary edition:
This edition is the FINAL edition and no more events will be added!!

Now I better send this out quickly!! Have a great weekend!

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Have an event-full weekend and week,

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Feel good slot

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

Today’s Feel Good Slot brings you an inspirational video clip with Kate Winslet. It is an interview with Kate Winslet at the British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) about her career, who she dedicates the win to and how she got the role in “Steve Jobs” for which she won the prize.

If you have 8 minutes, watch the whole interview, if you have less time, watch the two key messages in there:

The most important one is from 06:04-07:12 where Kate Winslet advises all (young) women not to listen to people that put you down! Instead believe in yourself and go for what you want!

And the second one is about how she got the role. It is from 01:37-03:08 and she explains that despite her being a big star, things do not fall in her lap, but even she has to do whatever it takes to reach her goals.

Watch it here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ncz19d-yaU

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

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Joergs Picks

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

This weekend is your last chance to see the Trauma exhibition in the Science Gallery. Don’t miss it!

The Bernard Shaw Flea Market is happening on two days with different stalls on each day. And also the Brocante Market and a new Rumble in the Jumble Market will both take place at Newmarket Square on Sunday.

Many of the other events are 1916 talks again, but the AONTAS Adult Learner’s Festival is also running this week.

Lots to do! ;-)

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Competitions

The Dvide – Play – Ticket Competition

Mon 29 February – Sat 05 March – 20:00
Sean O’Casey Theatre, St. Mary’s Road, East Wall, Dublin 3

The New Form Theatre Company will perform The Divide from 29 February. “The Divide” is a romantic tragedy comedy that covers taboos within Western society. It shows a deeply religious devote Muslim woman torn from ambition and love for someone who is the forbidden fruit whilst at the same time showing the all too hidden human side of the elder lover.

The Preview for the play will be on Monday 29 Feb at 20:00 (EUR 10 for all tickets) and the official run is from Tuesday 01 March until Saturday 05 March. Performances are at 20:00 with an extra performance on Sat 05 March at 14:00. Tickets are EUR 15/10 and can be booked with the theatre by ringing 01-850 9000 or 089 966 9489. Alternatively you can buy tickets online via this Eventbrite page.

The organisers have given me 3 pairs of tickets for a competiton and if you want to win a pair of tickets for the 29 February, send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with DIVIDE in the subject line and with your name and mobile phone number in the body of the mail. Your mail has to be with me by 15:00 on Wednesday 24 February.

www.facebook.com/thedivideplay

Singer/Songwriter Rod Picott in concert – Ticket Competition

Fri 26 February – 20:00
The Queen’s Pub, Dalkey, Co. Dublin

Rod Picott is an American singer-songwriter and he will be in Dalkey for a concert. His music incorporates elements of American, alt-country and folk and if you have never heard of him, check this video clip www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Xh_NHG0U_w

Sounds good! He will be in the Queen’s Pub in Dalkey. Tickets are EUR 17.50 and you can buy them here.

For one Dublin Event GUide Reader, the organisers have made a pair of tickets available. If you want to win this pair, you have to send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with PICOTT in the subject line and with your name and mobile phone number in the body of the mail. Your mail has to be with me by 15:00 on Wednesday 24 February.

Ceili Fundraiser for Care4Calais

20 February – 20:00
Teacher’s Club, 36 Parnell Square West, Dublin 1

A fundraising Ceili (Irish Dancing) will take place in the Teacher’s Club and all proceeds will go to Care4Calais who provide food, books and household supplies etc to refugees living in the camp in Calais in France.

A Ceili is a traditional Irish collective dance carried out to an accompaniment of traditional music. There will be a ceili ‘caller’ who will explain the dances and demonstrate them and easy dances will be chosen so that total beginners will be able to participate. The music will be provided by top class Irish Trad musicians.

Admission is EUR 10 andy ou can pay at the door. There will be a full bar available.

The organisers have made a pair of tickets for a Dublin Event Guide Reader available and the winner is Orla Ward. Congratulations!

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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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AONTAS Adult Learners’ Festival

From 22-27 February the 10th Adult Learners’ Festival will take place in Ireland. More than 60 events will take place in Dublin City and Dublin South and North will have another 80 events. That’s a LOT!!

Make sure you check all three areas as there might be some unexpected categorisation (e.g. a free tour in St. Patrick’s Cathedral is not mentioned in “Dublin City” but in “Dublin South”).

All events are free. Some are mentioned in this Dublin Event Guide edition, but the AONTAS directory is very good, so I won’t double the complete list. Go to www.adultlearnersfestival.com/yourarea/county.html#dublincity to find all events in Dublin City and if you continue to scroll down, you will also find the other two areas on Dublin.

www.adultlearnersfestival.com/

Brown Thomas to be converted into a pub?

You could think that Brown Thomas saw the light and realised that expensive clothes etc are not the future, when you find out that they bought a pub licence for their premises in Grafton Street.

But all passionate (and affluent) Brown Thomas customers can relax! There is a different reason for their purchase of the pub license from a Limerick Pub and its transfer to Dublin (Odd shenanigans go on with pub licences in Ireland!) The reason is that they plan to add a pub on the third floor to the Brown Thomas experience.

Why? Well, the Irish Times is super politically correct in their article about this development and talk about a new service to help “those who who had to wait around while their partners and spouses finished shopping.” Let’s call a spade a spade: The main target group is MEN who are waiting for their partners to finish the shopping and Brown Thomas has realised that if you fill the men up with alcohol, you probably can get more money from their female partners.

It will be interesting to see if they will go for low low Wetherspoon prices to make it super easy to hold the guys or if they will stay true to their reputation and even beat the outrageous prices in “The Temple Bar” and “Oliver St John Gogarty’s”. ;-)

Dublin City Good Citizen Awards

Every year, Dublin City rewards some of the special people in Dublin who make this city an extraordinary place to live.
The Dublin City Good Citizen Awards celebrates the contributions made to Dublin city by people who give their time selflessly to their communities, who look out for friends and neighbours, who lead community groups and who motivate and inspire others to create a smarter, more caring city.
Good Citizens are often ordinary people, so no example will be too small to be worthy of a nomination and everyone who is nominated will receive an acknowledgement letter regardless of whether or not they are shortlisted.

If you want to nominate someone, you can do that by filling in an online form at www.dublincity.ie/goodcitizen before 18 March 2016.

Dog-friendly MVP pub will let dogs in again

The MVP Pub in Clanbrassil Street was a dog-friendly pub until they were told by the HSE that they are not allowed to let dogs in anymore because they also sell food in the pub.

It is an odd rule, because in other countries, where dogs are allowed into restaurants or pubs, there are not more dog-caused illnesses and also guide dogs are allowed into restaurants and last time we checked, they were still dogs even if they had a special purpose. So it doesn’t really make sense to forbid dog owners to bring their four legged friend into the pub while they are out for a walk. The rule nevertheless exists in Ireland.

However, it seems that Bodytonic, who own the pub, didn’t get a formal written explanation why dogs are not allowed and so they made the decision to let dogs back in. It might only be temporarily depending on the HSE’s next steps, but enjoy it while it lasts.

The story was reported here www.dailyedge.ie/dublin-pub-mvp-2609041-Feb2016/

Opportunities

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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.

Bob Dylan, NYC 1961-1964

21 Jan – 21 Feb

Gallery of Photography, Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

This is the Irish premiere exhibition of Ted Russell’s previously unseen photographs of Bob Dylan in New York City. The photographs chronicle days in the life of the then unknown folk artist – backstage and onstage at the folk clubs, hanging out in his apartment with his girlfriend Suze Rotolo, at his writing desk and on the street.

Admission is free. www.galleryofphotography.ie/bobdylan_tedrussell/

Images of Starlight – Exhibition by Irish Amateur Astronomers

02-21 February

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

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

Admission is free.

www.irishastrosoc.org/

Little Stories, Little Prints – Exhibition

see below

Libraries in Dublin

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

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

The schedule for 2016 is

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

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

Graphic Explorations in Print – Exhibition

10 Dec – February 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Troika Fiscal Disobedience Consultancy – Exhibition by Nuria Guell

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

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

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

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

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

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Car Boot Sales – Tallaght

08:00 – 12:00, Sat 20 Feb

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 20 Feb

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 20 Feb

Malahide Park, Dublin Road, Malahide, Co. Dublin

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

A whole range of Parkruns take place every week (and if you know some more, please tell me):
+ Malahide Park, Dublin Road, Malahide, Co. Dublin
+ Cabinteely Park, Old Bray Road, Cabinteely, Dublin 18
+ Shanganagh Park, Shankill, Co. Dublin
+ Marlay Park, Grange Road, Rathfarnham, Dublin, Co. Dublin
+ St. Anne’s Park, Raheny, Dublin 5
+ Father Collins Park, Donaghmeade/Clongriffin, Dublin 13
+ Tymon Park, Tallaght, Dublin 24

www.parkrun.ie/

SuperNatural Food Market

09:30 – 15:30, Sat 20 Feb

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

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

www.supernatural.ie

The Green Door Market

09:30 – 16:00, Sat 20 Feb

18 Newmarket, Dublin 8

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

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

www.facebook.com/thegreendoordublin

Belgard Weekend Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 20 Feb

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 20 Feb

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/

Local History Day

10:00 – 12:30, Sat 20 Feb

Dublin City Library and Archive, 138-144 Pearse Street, Dublin 2

On Saturday 20 February the next “Local History Day” at Dublin City Library & Archive, Pearse Street will feature talks on how to record oral history, the story of a railway accident in Donabate and hidden gems and forgotten people. The full programme is available on the website below.

Admission is free, but booking is required in the Library or via dublinstudies@dublincity.ie

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-culture-and-amenities-dublin-city-public-libraries-and-archive-events/local-0

Marlay Park Market

10:00 – 16:00, Sat 20 Feb

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 20 Feb

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 20 Feb

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 20 Feb

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

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

www.blackrockmarket.com/

Terenure Village Market

11:00 – 16:00, Sat 20 Feb

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 20 Feb

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

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

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Bike Safety & Skills for kids – Family Fun Day

12:00 – 15:00, Sat 20 Feb

Liffey Valley Shopping Centre, Lucan, Dublin 22

The Retail Park Liffey Valley is hosting a freee Family Fun Day in Unit 3 of the retail park. The theme is “Bike Safety & Skills”. An obstacle course is there where kids can learn new bicylce tricks and skills. Bikes and helmets are supplied and there will be some giveaways.

Unfortuantely I couldn’t find a link to a website or a Facebook Page. The information was sent to me by the Event Management company, though. Let’s hope it is going ahead.

Ha’penny Flea Market

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 20 Feb

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/

The Dine Pavilion – Dine in Dublin

12:00 – 17:00, Sat 20 Feb

St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2

The Food Festival “Dine in Dublin” will have a Dine Pavilion at the St. Stephen’s Green LUAS Stop from Saturday until Wednesday (24 Feb). Every day from 12:00-17:00 you can come in for free to see cookery demonstrations, listen to live music and foodie talks or take part in competitions.

The full and detailed schedule for the day can be found via the link below.

On Saturday the food demos are done by reprentatives from Pichet, The Exchequer, TGI Friday’s and Cafe en Seine. The music performances are by Callum Orr, Elm, Anderson and Fergal O’Connor.

On Sunday the food demos are by TGI Friday’s, Airbnb and Soder + KO. The music performances are by Heroes in Hiding, Patrick Freeman, New Pope and We, the Oceanographers.

The schedule for Monday-Wednesday is still TBA.

dineindublin.ie/whats-on-events/dine-in-dublin-pavilion

TRAUMA – Science Gallery Exhibition

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 20 Feb

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

This is the second last day to see this exhibition. Don’t miss it!!

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 20 Feb

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

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

www.ifi.ie/

The Bernard Shaw Flea Market

13:00 – 18:00, Sat 20 Feb

The Bernard Shaw, 12 Richmond Street South, Dublin 8

The Bernard Shaw Flea Market in February was originally planned as a one-day event, but there was soo much interest from vendors that the organisers turned it into a 2-day event with DIFFERENT vendors/stalls on each day.

There will be vintage clothes, shoes, jewellery, art, records, bric-a-brac and more and DJs will provide the entertainment.

Admission is free.

bodytonicmusic.com/events/bernard-shaw-flea-market-/

“My Favourites” – Dublin City Walking Tour

14:00 – 16:00, Sat 20 Feb

Spire, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

“These Are a Few of My Favourite Things” is the title of a Walking Tour that Emily Gallagher will run 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/

Across Africa – Talk

14:00 – 16:30, Sat 20 Feb

National Museum, Kildare Street (Archaeology), Dublin 2

Visit the Museum for a Natural History story of science, adventure, danger and jungle donkeys with Catherine McGuinness.

This event will take place at 14:00 and at 15:30.

Admission is free, but booking is required via 01-6486316.

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=2852

Chinese Tea Ceremony

14:00, Sat 20 Feb

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

The Chester Beatty Library will be the venue for a public talk and demonstration of a traditional Chinese Tea Ceremony with Ley Xue.

Admission is free.

www.dublinchinesenewyear.com/event/chinese-tea-ceremony/

Eason Story Time for children

14:00, Sat 20 Feb

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

Reviewing the Rising: Historical sources – Workshop

14:00 – 16:30, Sat 20 Feb

Rathmines Library, 157 Lower Rathmines Road, Dublin 6

“Reviewing the Rising: workshop on historical sources” is a series of hands-on workshops with historian Cecelia Hartsell, looking at the range of primary sources for the 1916 Rising. Find out how to read and use a historical document and what it can tell us. Each workshop will begin with a lecture on the 1916 Rising by a historian of the era (or should that maybe read “a historian of the area”???).

+ 20 February (14:00-16:30) at Rathmines Library. Lecture by Shane Kenna. Booking required via 01-4973539
+ 27 February (10:15-13:00) at Dublin City Library and Archive, Pearse Street. No booking required.
+ 10 March (18:30-20:30)at Ballyfermot Library. Lecture by Lorcan Collins Booking required via 01-6269324

Admission is free.

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

Right2Water Protest

14:00, Sat 20 Feb

Garden of Remembrance, Parnell Square, Dublin 1

Right2Water are asking you to come to their national protest against water charges on Saturday at 14:00.

Admission is free as you can imagine.

www.facebook.com/events/1100842823382766/

Easter Rising Stories – Film Screening

15:00, Sat 20 Feb

Coolock Public Library, Barryscourt Road, Coolock, Dublin 17

Marcus Howard is an independent film maker and he has documented many 1916 relatives’ stories. His film “Easter Rising Stories” will be screened.

Admission is free.

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

Family Workshop – National Gallery

15:00 – 16:00, Sat 20 Feb

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

“All Aboard the Pirate Ship!” with Kitty Rogersis the Family Workshop in the National Gallery this Saturday. It is suitable for 4-10 year olds. Booking is not required, but places are limited. Read all the relevant information on the website below.

nationalgallery.ie/en/whatson/Families/Family_Programme/Family_20Feb.aspx

Generation Now/Generation Next – RIAM Concerts

15:00, Sat 20 Feb

Royal College of Physicians, 6 Kildare Street, Dublin 2

The Royal Irish Academy of Music celebrates presents some of its outstanding students, distinguished teaching staff and award-winning alumni to you in a series of concerts with former RIAM students and current staff. Many of them perform on the stages of the world’s finest and most prestigious concert halls and opera houses. The concert series also showcases the next generation of musical masters.

Tickets are required and surprisingly some are free and others are not depending on the time of the day. No further information is available about who performs when, so there is no help available to help you to decide when you want to go to concert.

The performances take place this Saturday and Sunday 20+21 February at 12:00, 15:00 and 19:30.

These performances are free:
+ Sat 20 Feb at 15:00
+ Sun 21 Feb at 12:00

The rest has an admission charge of EUR 5 or EUR 10. Booking via the link below.

riam.ticketsolve.com/#/shows/873540537

RTÉ Contempo Quartet String Quartet Project – Concert

16:00, Sat 20 Feb

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

The RTÉ Contempo Quartet will come to the Royal Irish Academy of Music to work with talented young string quartets.

Admission is free, but tickets are required via the link below.

riam.ticketsolve.com/#/shows/873540532

Alright The Captain // Steve Strong and more – Gig Night

20:00, Sat 20 Feb

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

Alright The Captain // Steve Strong // A Werewolf // Punch Face Champions will all perform on Saturday in Sin É and admission is free.

www.facebook.com/Sin.E.Pub

Ben Prevo Band – Gig

20:00, Sat 20 Feb

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

Ben Prevo and band will play covers and originals at this gig.

Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/ben-prevo-event4

Brass Tacks – Gig

20:00, Sat 20 Feb

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Cover Band Brass Tacks is made up of experienced musicians who have played with well known bands and performers like The Frames, Bell-X1, James Vincent Mc Morrow, Jerry Fish etc.

Admission is free.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/live-from-the-window-w-brass-tacks/

Hysteria – Performance Art Film Screening

20:00 – 08:00, Sat 20 Feb

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

“Hysteria” is a performance art film that will be screened from Tues 16-Sun 21 February from 20:00 until 08:00 at the Science Gallery. You can watch it from Pearse Street and headphones are available to listen to the atmospheric score that accompanies the film.

It is screened in connection with the curernt Science Gallery exhibition TRAUMA and expresses the trauma that soldiers experienced who came back from fighting in Word War I.

Maurice Keliher is a choreographer, director and actor and he was comissioned to create this film. It features military medical footage, sourced from the Wellcome Library, that was filmed at two English hospitals during World War I. It documents the anguish of some of the patients: symptoms of so-called ‘war neurosis’ suffered by returning soldiers – now referred to as PTSD.

The film is 16 minutes long and will be repeated throughout the nights until the TRAUMA exhibition closes next Sunday.

Viewing is free. A two minute extract from the film is available here.

dublin.sciencegallery.com/trauma

Jazz at Barker’s Bistro

20:00, Sat 20 Feb

Barkers Bistro, Blackrock Shopping Centre, Blackrock, Co. Dublin

Stella Bass (Vocals) and Greg Felton (Piano) will perform at Barker’s Bistro.

Admission is free.

www.barkersofblackrock.ie/

Saturday Night Live – The Wine Cave

20:00 – 22:30, Sat 20 Feb

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

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

www.facebook.com/KCPeachesWineCave

The Jazz Cafe – Live Jazz, Blues and Soul

20:00 – 22:30, Sat 20 Feb

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

The Jazz Cafe has live Jazz, Blues and Soul music performances every Friday and Saturday from 20:00-22:30 and every Sunday from 14:30-17:30. The line-up is listed on their website.

Admission is free.

www.thejazzcafedublin.ie/

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Sat 20 Feb

Stillorgan Orchard, The Hill, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin

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

www.stillorganorchard.com/specials/

David King – Original Blues Night

22:00, Sat 20 Feb

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

David King is performing in the Salty Dog. It will be Original Blues from the finest.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1085358404819705/

Otis – Gig

22:00, Sat 20 Feb

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Otis will play a gig in Whelan’s on Saturday.

Admission is free.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/live-from-the-window-w-otis-8/

Hit Men Trio – Gig

22:30, Sat 20 Feb

Porterhouse Bray, Strand Road, Bray, Co. Dublin

The Hit Men Trio is playing a free gig in the Porterhouse in Bray.

www.facebook.com/porterbray/

Mannix Flynn – Gig

22:30, Sat 20 Feb

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Mannix Flynn will perform in Whelan’s Midnight Hour.

Admission is free if you arrive before 22:30 or if you sign up for the guest list via the website below.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/midnight-hour-w-mannix-flynn/

Delorean – Back to the Eighties – Gig

23:55, Sat 20 Feb

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

80s tribute band Delorean will be in the midnight slot at the Mezz for a gig.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/878642908920792/

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Car Boot Sales – Ballymun

08:00 – 13:00, Sun 21 Feb

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

Basketball Tournament – Chinese New Year Festival

10:00 – 16:00, Sun 21 Feb

Aughrim Street Sports Centre, Aughrim Street, Stoneybatter, Dublin 7

This Basketball Tournament is part of the Chinese New Year Festival and is organised by Dublin City Council in association with Emerald Media and the Chinese Students & Scholars Association in Ireland.

It seems that admission is free for supporters. To take part, contacting info@0086.ie was required.

www.dublinchinesenewyear.com/event/emerald-media-sports-tournament-basketball/

Belgard Weekend Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 21 Feb

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 21 Feb

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 21 Feb

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 21 Feb

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 21 Feb

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

Nature friendly Gardening

10:30, Sun 21 Feb

Shanganagh Park, Shankill, Co. Dublin

The next dle Biodiversity event is entitled “Nature friendly Gardening” with Aoife Munn (087 985 2858). It will be a look at the start of the growing season and how we can ensure all creatures benefit from our planting this year.

Admission is free. Meet at the car park notice board.

events.dlrcoco.ie/event/nature-friendly-gardening

Birdwatching at the Broadmeadow Estuary

11:00, Sun 21 Feb

Broadmeadow Estuary, Swords, Co. Dublin

Join the IWT Dublin Branch for a birdwatching event at Broadmeadow Estuary in Swords, North Dublin. It will be led by John Fox of Birdwatch Ireland.

Meeting place is the car park at Woodies DIY, Swords on the Seatown Road (adjacent to the Seapoint roundabout, not the Woodies at Airside).

Admission is free.

www.iwt.ie/birdwatching-at-the-broadmeadow-estuary

Brocante Furniture & Vintage Market

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 21 Feb

Green Door Market, 18 Newmarket, Dublin 8

The Brocante Market will take place on Sunday. It is a collection of antiques, furniture, vintage jewellery, collectables and curiosities from the past and present, second-hand, refurbished, antique and hand-crafted stuff for your house and garden.

If you are an interior designer or just have and eye for style and are looking for a special piece or maybe a bargain then this is the market for you. The market is held every 3rd Sunday of the month it has moved from the Food Co-op a few doors to the left and is now in the Green Door Market still at Newmarket Square.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/thebrocantemarket

Children’s Art Cart – Phoenix Park

11:00 – 12:30, Sun 21 Feb

Phoenix Park Visitor Centre, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

Every Sunday a free Children’s Art Cart Workshop will take place in the Phoenix Park Visitor Centre. They are for kids aged 6-11 and the children must be accompanied by an adult.

The themes for February are:
+ 07 Feb: Make a Valentine Card
+ 14 Feb: Paint a Spring Scene
+ 21 Feb: Medieval Life
+ 28 Feb: Make a stamp and paint

www.phoenixpark.ie/newsevents/title,35961,en.html

Dun Laoghaire Market

11:00 – 16:00, Sun 21 Feb

People’s Park, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

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

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

Palestrina Choir

11:00, Sun 21 Feb

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

Psychic & Holistic Fair in Bray

11:00 – 19:00, Sun 21 Feb

Royal Hotel, Main Street, Bray, Co. Wicklow

A Psychic & Holistic Fair takes place in Bray on Sunday. There will be over 35 stands, some of Ireland’s top Mediums, Psychics, Tarot and Angel card readers will give One-to-One private & personal readings and a wide range of treatments, advice and information will be available about holistic therapies and therapists. The stalls will sell natural skincare & cosmetics product lines, herbal remedies, oils and essences, holistic health products, books, crystals, hand crafted jewellery, gifts and more.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/165409963836218/

Rumble in the Jumble – Market

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 21 Feb

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

A brand new market will take place this Sunday in the Dublin Food Co-op. “Rumble in the Jumble” is a family friendly Bric a Brac and arts and crafts market. Not much else is known about this new event. If you go, let me know what you think about it!

www.facebook.com/events/1534443983553126/

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Sun 21 Feb

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

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

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Blackrock Market

12:00 – 17:30, Sun 21 Feb

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/

Generation Now/Generation Next – RIAM Concerts

12:00, Sun 21 Feb

Royal College of Physicians, 6 Kildare Street, Dublin 2

The Royal Irish Academy of Music celebrates presents some of its outstanding students, distinguished teaching staff and award-winning alumni to you in a series of concerts with former RIAM students and current staff. Many of them perform on the stages of the world’s finest and most prestigious concert halls and opera houses. The concert series also showcases the next generation of musical masters.

Tickets are required and surprisingly some are free and others are not depending on the time of the day. No further information is available about who performs when, so there is no help available to help you to decide when you want to go to concert.

The performances take place this Saturday and Sunday 20+21 February at 12:00, 15:00 and 19:30.

These performances are free:
+ Sat 20 Feb at 15:00
+ Sun 21 Feb at 12:00

The rest has an admission charge of EUR 5 or EUR 10. Booking via the link below.

riam.ticketsolve.com/#/shows/873540537

Guided Walks – Botanic Gardens

12:00 – 15:30, Sun 21 Feb

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 21 Feb

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 Clementi Sonatas V with Fionnuala Moynihan (piano) and with guest Kieran Moynihan (flute).

www.hughlane.ie/past-sunday-concerts/1447-sundaysnoon-clementi-sonatas-v

The Dine Pavilion – Dine in Dublin

12:00 – 17:00, Sun 21 Feb

St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2

The Food Festival “Dine in Dublin” will have a Dine Pavilion at the St. Stephen’s Green LUAS Stop from Saturday until Wednesday (24 Feb). Every day from 12:00-17:00 you can come in for free to see cookery demonstrations, listen to live music and foodie talks or take part in competitions.

The full and detailed schedule for the day can be found via the link below.

On Sunday the food demos are by TGI Friday’s, Airbnb and Soder + KO. The music performances are by Heroes in Hiding, Patrick Freeman, New Pope and We, the Oceanographers.

The schedule for Monday-Wednesday is still TBA.

dineindublin.ie/whats-on-events/dine-in-dublin-pavilion

TRAUMA – Science Gallery Exhibition

12:00 – 18:00, Sun 21 Feb

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

This is the very last day of this exhibition! Don’t miss it!

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/

Drop-In Drawing Session – Chester Beatty Library

13:00 – 15:00, Sun 21 Feb

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

Learn drawing techniques, including line drawing, shading, perspective and decoration during these relaxed and informal sessions.

Admission is free and no booking required. Suitable for ages 13+. Materials are provide.

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

The Bernard Shaw Flea Market

13:00 – 18:00, Sun 21 Feb

The Bernard Shaw, 12 Richmond Street South, Dublin 8

The Bernard Shaw Flea Market in February was originally planned as a one-day event, but there was soo much interest from vendors that the organisers turned it into a 2-day event with DIFFERENT vendors/stalls on each day.

There will be vintage clothes, shoes, jewellery, art, records, bric-a-brac and more and DJs will provide the entertainment.

On Sunday “Amica”, a collaboration between DJ Veronica and singer Aminah will also perform.

Admission is free.

bodytonicmusic.com/events/salty-buns-flea-market-amica/

Chester Beatty Library – Japanese Tour

14:00, Sun 21 Feb

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

An Intercultural Tour in Japanese Language with Community Ambassador Hiromi Anzai will take place on Sunday.

Meeting point is in the atrium of the Library. Admission is free.

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

Dublin Sketchers – Sunday Meet-up

14:00, Sun 21 Feb

Dublin (various locations)

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

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

www.dublinsketchers.blogspot.com/

Hugh Lane Gallery – Guided Tour

14:00, Sun 21 Feb

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 21 Feb

Café en Seine, Dawson Street, Dublin 2

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

www.stellabass.com

Family Drawing Sundays

14:30 – 16:30, Sun 21 Feb

Royal Hibernian Academy, 15 Ely Place, Dublin 2

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

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

The Jazz Cafe – Live Jazz, Blues and Soul

14:30, Sun 21 Feb

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

The Jazz Cafe has live Jazz, Blues and Soul music performances every Friday and Saturday from 20:00-22:30 and every Sunday from 14:30-17:30. The line-up is listed on their website.

Admission is free.

www.thejazzcafedublin.ie/

Gainsborough’s Portraits – Talk

15:00 – 15:45, Sun 21 Feb

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

The Sunday Talk in the National Gallery is “Gainsborough’s portraits: fashion and fancy” with Sara Donaldson (art historian).

Admission is free.

Free talk, no booking necessary.

nationalgallery.ie/whatson/Talks/Sunday_Talks/Sunday_21Feb.aspx

Hands on History – National Museum

15:00 – 16:00, Sun 21 Feb

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

Take this chance to explore some of the artefacts from the Museum’s collection of objects for handling with Museum educators. THis drop-in handling sessithis is suitable for all ages.

Admission is free and no booking required.

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=2807

Museum Tour – National Print Museum

15:00 – 16:30, Sun 21 Feb

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

Sunday Sketching – Hugh Lane Gallery

15:00 – 16:00, Sun 21 Feb

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

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

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

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

Bal Folk – European Folk Dance Session

16:00, Sun 21 Feb

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/

Wiley Fox Trad Session

18:00 – 20:00, Sun 21 Feb

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 21 Feb

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

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

www.dublinsessions.ie/sweeneys.html

Jawbone – Acoustic Folk & Blues Night

19:00 – 21:00, Sun 21 Feb

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 21 Feb

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 21 Feb

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

Hysteria – Performance Art Film Screening

20:00 – 08:00, Sun 21 Feb

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

“Hysteria” is a performance art film that will be screened from Tues 16-Sun 21 February from 20:00 until 08:00 at the Science Gallery. You can watch it from Pearse Street and headphones are available to listen to the atmospheric score that accompanies the film.

It is screened in connection with the curernt Science Gallery exhibition TRAUMA and expresses the trauma that soldiers experienced who came back from fighting in Word War I.

Maurice Keliher is a choreographer, director and actor and he was comissioned to create this film. It features military medical footage, sourced from the Wellcome Library, that was filmed at two English hospitals during World War I. It documents the anguish of some of the patients: symptoms of so-called ‘war neurosis’ suffered by returning soldiers – now referred to as PTSD.

The film is 16 minutes long and will be repeated throughout the nights until the TRAUMA exhibition closes next Sunday.

Viewing is free. A two minute extract from the film is available here.

dublin.sciencegallery.com/trauma

Malojian – Gig

20:00, Sun 21 Feb

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

Singer/Songwriter Malojian will perform a gig in Bray.

Admission is free.

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

Apollo Sessions

20:30, Sun 21 Feb

Bleeding Horse, 24 Upper Camden St., Dublin 2

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

www.facebook.com/apollosessions

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 00:00, Sun 21 Feb

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

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

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

Rhythm Rocker

21:00, Sun 21 Feb

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 21 Feb

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

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

www.billytreacy.com/

Cool Hand Dukes

22:00, Sun 21 Feb

Porterhouse Central, 45-47 Nassau Street, Dublin 2

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

www.facebook.com/coolhand.dukes.1

The Dublin Blues Cartel – Gig

22:30, Sun 21 Feb

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

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

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

Weedway – Gig

23:00, Sun 21 Feb

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

Weedway will play a Reggae gig in the Mezz.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/mezzdublin

Monday 22 Feb

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AONTAS Adult Learners’ Festival

09:00, Mon 22 Feb

Various locations in Dublin and Dun Laoghaire

The Aontas Adult Learner’s Festival takes place from 22-27 February and comes with more than 140 events in the Greater Dublin Area.

All events are free, but not all are exclusive to the festival, instead they might be just the normal and regular free events in the National Gallery or the Public Libraries etc. For that reason, a good few events are listed in this Dublin Event Guide, but because there are so many and because the AONTAS website has a good list, I only added some of the AONTAS events here.

The full list of all Dublin events starts here: www.adultlearnersfestival.com/yourarea/county.html#dublincity

Marsh’s Library – Free Admission – AONTAS Festival

10:00 – 17:00, Mon 22 Feb

Marsh’s Library, St. Patrick’s Close, Dublin 8

During the AONTAS Adult Learners’ Festival, the Marsh’s Library is waving its admission charges on Monday and from Wednesday until Saturday (not on Tuesday!).

Marsh’s Library, next to St. Patrick’s Cathedral, is a very well-preserved library of the 18th century and it is well worth a visit. At the moment they are also showing the exhibition ‘The Unicorn & the Fencing Mouse’, which consists of doodles, annotations and marginalia found in a selection of books from their collection.

www.marshlibrary.ie/

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Mon 22 Feb

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

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

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

The Dine Pavilion – Dine in Dublin

12:00 – 17:00, Mon 22 Feb

St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2

The Food Festival “Dine in Dublin” will have a Dine Pavilion at the St. Stephen’s Green LUAS Stop from Saturday until Wednesday (24 Feb). Every day from 12:00-17:00 you can come in for free to see cookery demonstrations, listen to live music and foodie talks or take part in competitions.

The full and detailed schedule for the day can be found via the link below, but at the time of writing this, the schedule for Monday-Wednesday was still TBA.

dineindublin.ie/whats-on-events/dine-in-dublin-pavilion

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Mon 22 Feb

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

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

www.ifi.ie/

DIT Irish Traditional Music Ensemble – Lunchtime @ the Library

13:00, Mon 22 Feb

Rathmines Library, 157 Lower Rathmines Road, Dublin 6

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

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

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

Low priced books with free delivery!

13:00, Mon 22 Feb

Dublin (various locations)

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www.bookdepository.com?a_aid=dubevg

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Tracing your Revolutionary Ancestors – Family History for 1916 – Talks

13:00, Mon 22 Feb

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

“Tracing your Revolutionary Ancestors: Family History research sources for 1916” is a lunch time lecture series from Mon 22 – Fri 26 February in cooperation with Accredited Genealogists Ireland and the AONTAS Adult Learners’ Festival.

The five lectures will introduce genealogical sources that might be used to document ancestors who were alive in 1916 or who were active during the Rising.

The list of talks is here:

+ Mon 22 Feb: Were your Ancestors active in 1916? – Sources in the Irish Military Archives by Nicola Morris MAGI
+ Tue 23 Feb: Reporting on the Rising: Using Irish Newspapers in the National Library of Ireland by Helen Kelly MAGI
+ Wed 24 Feb: Census Returns, Electoral Rolls and Covenants: Where were your ancestors in 1916? by Rob Davison MAGI
+ Thuy 25 Feb: The records of Dublin’s Congregations at the time of the Rising by Rosaleen Underwood MAGI
+ Fri 26 Feb: Researching the Rising: a case study from the National Archives by John Grenham MAGI

Admission is free.

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

How to Find a Job in 2016 – Talk

13:30, Mon 22 Feb

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

“Tips on how to Find a Job in 2016” is a workshop with Peter Cosgrove, CPL Recruitment.

Admission is free, but booking is recommended via 01-873 3996

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

‘Choose Your Own Tracks’ – Photo Trail

14:00 – 16:00, Mon 22 Feb

Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

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

Meeting point is the Meeting House Square.

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

St. Patrick’s Cathedral – Guided Tour

15:30 – 16:30, Mon 22 Feb

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

As part of the AONTAS Adult Learners’ Festival, St. Patrick’s Cathedral invites to a free guided tour at 15:30 from Monday until Friday. To get in for free, mention the “Adult Learners’ Festival” at the door.

www.stpatrickscathedral.ie/Events.aspx

Introduction to 3D printing

18:00 – 20:00, Mon 22 Feb

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

This is a weekly 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

The True Cost …of clothing – Documentary Screening

18:00, Mon 22 Feb

UCD Cinema, Student Centre, Belfield, Dublin 4

“This is a story about clothing. It’s about the clothes we wear, the people who make them, and the impact the industry is having on our world. The price of clothing has been decreasing for decades, while the human and environmental costs have grown dramatically. “The True Cost” is a ground-breaking documentary film that pulls back the curtain on the untold story and asks us to consider, who really pays the price for our clothing?”

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

This event is free of charge.

www.ucdvo.org/events/ucdvodevelopmentfilmseries/

Start your own business / change of career – Talks

18:30 – 20:00, Mon 22 Feb

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

“Start your own business, change of career – questions to ask yourself” is a series of three talks with Communication Expert Alec Drew:

+ Mon 22 Feb: “Let’s start at the Beginning” – Want to set up your own business or change career
+ Tue 23 Feb: “Survival – the dos and don’ts”
+ Wed 24 Feb: “Networking – How to build valuable relationships”

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

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

Song Cycle

20:00, Mon 22 Feb

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

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

www.whelanslive.com

The Circle Sessions – Open Mic

20:00 – 23:30, Mon 22 Feb

The International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

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

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

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/thecirclesessions/

The Comedy Shed

20:30, Mon 22 Feb

Woolshed Bar & Grill, Parnell Street, Dublin 1

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

Admission is free.

www.woolshedbaa.com/dublin/

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 23:00, Mon 22 Feb

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

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

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

Jazz Jam Session – Grand Social

21:00, Mon 22 Feb

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

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

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

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

Trad Sessions

21:00 – 23:30, Mon 22 Feb

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

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

dublinsessions.ie/mother-reillys/

Donal Kirk & Anto Drennan – Gig

21:30, Mon 22 Feb

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

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

Admission is free.

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

Tuesday 23 Feb

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AONTAS Adult Learners’ Festival

09:00, Tue 23 Feb

Various locations in Dublin and Dun Laoghaire

The Aontas Adult Learner’s Festival takes place from 22-27 February and comes with more than 140 events in the Greater Dublin Area.

All events are free, but not all are exclusive to the festival, instead they might be just the normal and regular free events in the National Gallery or the Public Libraries etc. For that reason, a good few events are listed in this Dublin Event Guide, but because there are so many and because the AONTAS website has a good list, I only added some of the AONTAS events here.

The full list of all Dublin events starts here: www.adultlearnersfestival.com/yourarea/county.html#dublincity

Picasso & the Popular Imagination – Talk

10:30 – 11:15, Tue 23 Feb

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

“Picasso & the Popular Imagination” with Janet McLean (National Gallery of Ireland) is a lecture in the National Gallery on Tuesday. Admission is free and no booking required.

nationalgallery.ie/whatson/Talks/Tuesday_Talks/Tues_23Feb.aspx

“My Favourites” – Dublin City Walking Tour

11:00 – 13:00, Tue 23 Feb

Spire, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

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

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

www.dublincitywalkingtours.com/

1916: Sisters of the Revolutionaries – Talk

11:00, Tue 23 Feb

Coolock Public Library, Barryscourt Road, Coolock, Dublin 17

“Sisters of the Revolutionaries” is the story of Margaret and Mary Brigid Pearse.

Teresa and Mary Louise O’Donnell will explore the childhood of the Pearse family, the effect of the Easter Rising on the lives of Margaret and Mary Brigid, and the turbulent, often toxic relationship between the two sisters. This talk is derived from material from a forthcoming book written by the O’Donnell sisters and some of Mary Brigid Pearse’s harp arrangements will be performed by Teresa and Mary Louise as part of the event.

Admission is free, but booking is required via 01-8477781 or coolocklibrary@ dublincity.ie

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-culture-and-amenities-dublin-city-public-libraries-and-archive-events/talk-1

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Tue 23 Feb

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

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

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

The Dine Pavilion – Dine in Dublin

12:00 – 17:00, Tue 23 Feb

St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2

The Food Festival “Dine in Dublin” will have a Dine Pavilion at the St. Stephen’s Green LUAS Stop from Saturday until Wednesday (24 Feb). Every day from 12:00-17:00 you can come in for free to see cookery demonstrations, listen to live music and foodie talks or take part in competitions.

The full and detailed schedule for the day can be found via the link below, but at the time of writing this, the schedule for Monday-Wednesday was still TBA.

dineindublin.ie/whats-on-events/dine-in-dublin-pavilion

Tracing your Revolutionary Ancestors – Family History for 1916 – Talks

13:00, Tue 23 Feb

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

“Tracing your Revolutionary Ancestors: Family History research sources for 1916” is a lunch time lecture series from Mon 22 – Fri 26 February in cooperation with Accredited Genealogists Ireland and the AONTAS Adult Learners’ Festival.

The five lectures will introduce genealogical sources that might be used to document ancestors who were alive in 1916 or who were active during the Rising.

The list of talks is here:

+ Mon 22 Feb: Were your Ancestors active in 1916? – Sources in the Irish Military Archives by Nicola Morris MAGI
+ Tue 23 Feb: Reporting on the Rising: Using Irish Newspapers in the National Library of Ireland by Helen Kelly MAGI
+ Wed 24 Feb: Census Returns, Electoral Rolls and Covenants: Where were your ancestors in 1916? by Rob Davison MAGI
+ Thuy 25 Feb: The records of Dublin’s Congregations at the time of the Rising by Rosaleen Underwood MAGI
+ Fri 26 Feb: Researching the Rising: a case study from the National Archives by John Grenham MAGI

Admission is free.

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

History of Film / Film on History – Discussion

14:00, Tue 23 Feb

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

A panel of filmmakers, academics and journalists will discuss the relationship between cinema and history in Pearse Street Library on Tuesday. The Dublin International Film Festival is hosting this event. The panel is made pu of Harvey O’Brien, Johnny Gogan, Filip Piotrowicz, Fergal Mc Carthy and Kieron J. Walsh.

Admission is free, but booking is required via www.diff.ie/festival-2016/

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-culture-and-amenities-dublin-city-public-libraries-and-archive-events/history-0

St. Patrick’s Cathedral – Guided Tour

15:30 – 16:30, Tue 23 Feb

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

As part of the AONTAS Adult Learners’ Festival, St. Patrick’s Cathedral invites to a free guided tour at 15:30 from Monday until Friday. To get in for free, mention the “Adult Learners’ Festival” at the door.

www.stpatrickscathedral.ie/Events.aspx

Rathmines and the 1916 Rising – Exhibition Launch

17:00, Tue 23 Feb

Rathmines Library, 157 Lower Rathmines Road, Dublin 6

From 22 February – 24 March the exhibition “Rathmines and the 1916 Rising” will be on show in Rathmines Library and it will be launched on Tuesday 23 February at 17:00.

“Rathmines and the 1916 Rising: People and Places” commemorates and communicates the story of Rathmines and the Rising through stories, people, places and events, including some that are less widely known. The exhibition is the result of research by the Rathmines Initiative into the multi-faceted heritage of Rathmines which was generally prosperous and staunchly unionist in 1916 yet the home of many activists, (republican, but also pacifists, suffragists and socialists), and the location of many initiatives that laid the foundations for the Rising.”

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

Drop in Maker Evening

18:00, Tue 23 Feb

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

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

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

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

Family History – Getting Started

18:30, Tue 23 Feb

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

The Genealogical Societ of Ireland will help you at this event to find out how to get started with your Family History research.

Admission is free.

events.dlrcoco.ie/event/family-history-getting-started-genealogical-society-ireland

Start your own business / change of career – Talks

18:30 – 20:00, Tue 23 Feb

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

“Start your own business, change of career – questions to ask yourself” is a series of three talks with Communication Expert Alec Drew:

+ Mon 22 Feb: “Let’s start at the Beginning” – Want to set up your own business or change career
+ Tue 23 Feb: “Survival – the dos and don’ts”
+ Wed 24 Feb: “Networking – How to build valuable relationships”

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

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

Table Top Tuesdays – Board Game Night

18:30, Tue 23 Feb

Black Sheep, 61 Capel Street, Dublin 1

A new weekly Board Games night is taking place in the Black Sheep Pub. Lots of games are available and you can also bring your own.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1076838889047238/

Dublin burning: the Easter Rising and its consequences – Lecture

19:00, Tue 23 Feb

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

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

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

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

* Tuesdays at Central Library: 23 February, 01, 08 March at 13:00. Book via 01-8734333
* Wednesdays at Rathmines Library: 24 February, 02, 09 March at 18:30. Book via 01-4973539

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

The Noise Upstairs – 2016 Election Special

19:30 – 23:30, Tue 23 Feb

Chaplins Bar, 2 Hawkins Street, Dublin 2

The Noise Upstairs is a Dublin based open mic night and they have organised an election special to which they have invited candidates for the General Election to talk.

Every candidate will get 5 minutes to present themselves and their party and after that there will be an open floor for questions from the audience, with host Leo Connell acting as a mediator.

Performances from leading poets and musicians from around Dublin will intersperse the political talk.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/234490753550239/

Dublin Bluegrass Collective – Gig

20:00, Tue 23 Feb

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

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

www.facebook.com/Sin.E.Pub

Jupiter and Moon Watch

20:00, Tue 23 Feb

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

Astronomy Ireland is setting up some of the most powerful telescopes in Ireland, to show you Jupiter, which is close to the Moon on the night of the 23rd.

If it is cloudy a telescope exhibition and workshop will instead take place .

Admission is free.

www.astronomy.ie/moonjupiter2016.php

Trinity College Jazz Society

20:00, Tue 23 Feb

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

A Trinity College Jazz Society Gig will take place in Whelan’s on Tuesday.

Admission is free.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/trinity-college-jazz-society/

Ukulele Tuesday

20:00 – 22:00, Tue 23 Feb

Stag’s Head, Dame Lane, Dublin 2

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

www.facebook.com/UkuleleTuesday

We Bloom Presents – Gig Night

20:00, Tue 23 Feb

Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

The WeBloom Vintage Sessions is a platform for upcoming singer/songwriters to introduce themselves into the thriving Dublin music scene.

The line-up for Tuesday is Joey Gavin, Aoife Doolan, Niall Cash, Seth Elton.

Admission is free.

theworkmansclub.com/events/webloom-vintage-sessions/

Blue Moon Folk and Blues – Gig

20:30, Tue 23 Feb

The Beerhouse, 84.5 Capel Street, Dublin 1

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

www.beerhousedublin.com/

The Folk Club

20:30, Tue 23 Feb

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

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

www.facebook.com/TheGrandFolkClub

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 23:00, Tue 23 Feb

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

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

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

Phoenix Big Band

21:00 – 23:00, Tue 23 Feb

Tara Towers Hotel, Merrion Road, Dublin 4

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

Admission is free.

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

Sober Lane Pub Quiz

21:00, Tue 23 Feb

Sober Lane D4, 82 Irishtown Road, Dublin 4

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

www.soberlane.com/

The Lounge Quintet – Jazz Gig

21:00, Tue 23 Feb

Leeson Lounge, 148 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4

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

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

Camden Sessions – Singer/Songwriter Night

21:30, Tue 23 Feb

Anseo, 18 Camden Street Lower, Dublin 2

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

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

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/TheCamdenSessions

International Bar Jazz Night

21:30, Tue 23 Feb

The International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

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

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

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

www.international-bar.com/jazz/

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AONTAS Adult Learners’ Festival

09:00, Wed 24 Feb

Various locations in Dublin and Dun Laoghaire

The Aontas Adult Learner’s Festival takes place from 22-27 February and comes with more than 140 events in the Greater Dublin Area.

All events are free, but not all are exclusive to the festival, instead they might be just the normal and regular free events in the National Gallery or the Public Libraries etc. For that reason, a good few events are listed in this Dublin Event Guide, but because there are so many and because the AONTAS website has a good list, I only added some of the AONTAS events here.

The full list of all Dublin events starts here: www.adultlearnersfestival.com/yourarea/county.html#dublincity

Marsh’s Library – Free Admission – AONTAS Festival

10:00 – 17:00, Wed 24 Feb

Marsh’s Library, St. Patrick’s Close, Dublin 8

During the AONTAS Adult Learners’ Festival, the Marsh’s Library is waving its admission charges on Monday and from Wednesday until Saturday (not on Tuesday!).

Marsh’s Library, next to St. Patrick’s Cathedral, is a very well-preserved library of the 18th century and it is well worth a visit. At the moment they are also showing the exhibition ‘The Unicorn & the Fencing Mouse’, which consists of doodles, annotations and marginalia found in a selection of books from their collection.

www.marshlibrary.ie/

Cafe Drawing Session – Rua Red

11:00, Wed 24 Feb

Rua Red, South Dublin Arts Centre, Tallaght, D24

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

ruared.ie/

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Wed 24 Feb

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

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

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Holocaust survivors living in Ireland – Documentary Screening

12:00 – 14:00, Wed 24 Feb

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

Five Holocaust survivors who are living in Ireland recount their stories in this documentary. The screenings will be in the Central Library Activities Room. For some reason lists the time for the screenings as 12:00-14:00, but the documentary is only 45 minutes long.- Maybe they are screening it twice per day?

The days for the screenings are

* Friday 19 February
* Wednesday 24 February
* Friday 26 February

There is also an exhibition on show in the Central Library that you should have a look at: “Traces of Memory: a contemporary look at the Jewish past in Poland”.

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

The Dine Pavilion – Dine in Dublin

12:00 – 17:00, Wed 24 Feb

St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2

The Food Festival “Dine in Dublin” will have a Dine Pavilion at the St. Stephen’s Green LUAS Stop from Saturday until Wednesday (24 Feb). Every day from 12:00-17:00 you can come in for free to see cookery demonstrations, listen to live music and foodie talks or take part in competitions.

The full and detailed schedule for the day can be found via the link below, but at the time of writing this, the schedule for Monday-Wednesday was still TBA.

dineindublin.ie/whats-on-events/dine-in-dublin-pavilion

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Wed 24 Feb

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

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

www.ifi.ie/

Military Archives Collections Lunchtime Talk

13:00, Wed 24 Feb

Rathmines Library, 157 Lower Rathmines Road, Dublin 6

Military Archives Collections Lunchtime Series:

Records and documents relating to Easter Week 1916 are contained in the Military Service Pensions Collection in the Military Archives and staff from the Military Archives will present three lunchtime talks on research and access to revolutionary period collections including the various genealogical sources available with reference to the Irish Citizen Army, Cumann na mBan, Na Fianna Éireann and Dublin Brigade Activity Reports.

Admission is free, but booking is required via 01-4973539 or rathmineslibrary@dublincity.ie The talks will take place on 17+24 February and on 02 March.

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

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13:00, Wed 24 Feb

Dublin (various locations)

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Tracing your Revolutionary Ancestors – Family History for 1916 – Talks

13:00, Wed 24 Feb

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

“Tracing your Revolutionary Ancestors: Family History research sources for 1916” is a lunch time lecture series from Mon 22 – Fri 26 February in cooperation with Accredited Genealogists Ireland and the AONTAS Adult Learners’ Festival.

The five lectures will introduce genealogical sources that might be used to document ancestors who were alive in 1916 or who were active during the Rising.

The list of talks is here:

+ Mon 22 Feb: Were your Ancestors active in 1916? – Sources in the Irish Military Archives by Nicola Morris MAGI
+ Tue 23 Feb: Reporting on the Rising: Using Irish Newspapers in the National Library of Ireland by Helen Kelly MAGI
+ Wed 24 Feb: Census Returns, Electoral Rolls and Covenants: Where were your ancestors in 1916? by Rob Davison MAGI
+ Thuy 25 Feb: The records of Dublin’s Congregations at the time of the Rising by Rosaleen Underwood MAGI
+ Fri 26 Feb: Researching the Rising: a case study from the National Archives by John Grenham MAGI

Admission is free.

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

1916 At The Pictures – Screening with Live Music

13:30, Wed 24 Feb

City Hall, Dame Street, Dublin 2

The Dublin International Film Festival invites you to “1916 At The Pictures”, which will feature the Charlie Chaplin films “The Bank” and “The Champion” and “The Tramp”.

The film screening will be accompanied by live music by Morgan Cooke.

Admission is free, but booking is required via rsvp@diff.ie

St. Patrick’s Cathedral – Guided Tour

15:30 – 16:30, Wed 24 Feb

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

As part of the AONTAS Adult Learners’ Festival, St. Patrick’s Cathedral invites to a free guided tour at 15:30 from Monday until Friday. To get in for free, mention the “Adult Learners’ Festival” at the door.

www.stpatrickscathedral.ie/Events.aspx

Adoption legislation: 1952-1974 – Lecture

16:00, Wed 24 Feb

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

The next Centre for Contemporary Irish History Seminar is entitled “Adoption legislation: 1952-1974” by Dr Robbie Roulston (University College Dublin).

Unfortunately the Centre for Contemporary Irish History has still not managed to add the start time to their lectures, but if I remember it right it was either 16:00 or 16:30 in the past.

Admission is free.

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

Havana International Language Exchange

16:30 – 19:30, Wed 24 Feb

Havana Tapas Bar, Georges St, Dublin 2

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

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

Introduction to Raspberry Pi and Arduino

18:00 – 20:00, Wed 24 Feb

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

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

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

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

Start your own business / change of career – Talks

18:30 – 20:00, Wed 24 Feb

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

“Start your own business, change of career – questions to ask yourself” is a series of three talks with Communication Expert Alec Drew:

+ Mon 22 Feb: “Let’s start at the Beginning” – Want to set up your own business or change career
+ Tue 23 Feb: “Survival – the dos and don’ts”
+ Wed 24 Feb: “Networking – How to build valuable relationships”

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

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

Women in 1916 – Lecture Series

18:30, Wed 24 Feb

Coolock Public Library, Barryscourt Road, Coolock, Dublin 17

This is a three part series about women and social justice in 1916. The series will reflect on women in the era of the 1916 Rising, how they lived and worked and what roles women played in society with topics to include living conditions in the tenements, the suffragettes and more.

Each event will feature a speaker and songs from the era performed by the An Góilín Singers Group. There will be an audience Q&A and the event will be recorded for broadcast on Near FM.

The dates and the presenters are:

+ 24 Feb: Ann Matthews, writer and historian
+ 02 Mar: Catriona Crowe, National Archives
+ 09 Mar: Rhona McCord, writer and historian

Admission is free, but booking is required. Contact Coolock Library via 01-8477781 or coolocklibrary@dublincity.ie

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-culture-and-amenities-dublin-city-public-libraries-and-archive-events/women-1916

Back Door Sessions – Open Mic Night

19:00, Wed 24 Feb

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

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

www.facebook.com/sweeneysbar

Dublin burning: the Easter Rising and its consequences – Lecture

19:00, Wed 24 Feb

Rathmines Library, 157 Lower Rathmines Road, Dublin 6

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

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

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

* Tuesdays at Central Library: 23 February, 01, 08 March at 13:00. Book via 01-8734333
* Wednesdays at Rathmines Library: 24 February, 02, 09 March at 18:30. Book via 01-4973539

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

Gender-based violence in Honduras – Talk

19:00, Wed 24 Feb

Comhlamh, 12 Parliament Street, Dublin 2

LASC Weds talks take place on the last Wednesday of every month and these talks are about core issues facing Latin America, examining political, social, economic, environmental and cultural realities facing the region.

This month the talk will focus on “Gender-Based Violence in Honduras” by Sorcha Pollak. Sorcha Pollak is a reporter with the Irish Times. From Dublin, Pollak developed an interest in Latin America after spending a year living in the Peruvian city of Iquitos in the Amazon jungle in 2005. She has travelled extensively through South and Central America.

Honduras has one of the highest murder rates in the world and it is the nation’s widespread culture of violence against women that is so shocking.

www.facebook.com/events/1055728194470869/

The Hungarian Calendar: A Hypothesis of a Time Slip – Talk

19:30, Wed 24 Feb

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

The Trinity Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at TCD is inviting to a talk by Dr Zoltán Skoda. He will talk about “The Hungarian Calendar: A Hypothesis of a Time Slip of 200 Years in the Chronology”.

The Hungarian Calendar is a chronological system which maintains that Julius Caesar introduced the Julian calendar in the year 154 CE. The officially accepted and universally propagated date for the introduction of the Julian calendar is the year of 45 BC, which differs by 198 years from the proposed date (CE 154) of the Hungarian Calendar.
Only one explanation is possible for this 198 year difference: we have either a hidden surplus history of 198 years or 198 years of our history have been invented. A special surprise for the Irish Calendar will be revealed.

Admission seems to be free. Some more information is available in this PDF file.

www.tcd.ie/trinitylongroomhub/events/

Bionic Rats – Gig

20:00, Wed 24 Feb

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

The Bionic Rats will play Reggae, Ska and Rocksteady.

Admission is free

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

Brand New Switcheroo – Roots Gig

20:00, Wed 24 Feb

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

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

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

King Kong Club

20:00, Wed 24 Feb

Mercantile, 28 Dame Street, Dublin 2

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

Check the Facebook Page below for the line-up.

www.facebook.com/events/1708352872721614

www.facebook.com/TheKingKongClubDublin

Anseo Comedy Club

20:30, Wed 24 Feb

Anseo, 18 Camden Street Lower, Dublin 2

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

Admission is free, donations are welcome.

www.facebook.com/StandUpComedyClub

The Song Room (open mic)

20:30, Wed 24 Feb

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

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

www.theglobe.ie/events

The Zodiac Sessions (open mic)

20:30, Wed 24 Feb

Bruxelles, Harry Street, Dublin 2

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

www.facebook.com/zodiacsessions

Bad Boy Jake

21:00, Wed 24 Feb

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

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

www.dublinsessions.ie/gypsy.html

Corrupt Comedy Competition – Bray Comedy Festival

21:00, Wed 24 Feb

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

Ten comedians battle it out for the title in this Corrupt Comedy Competition at the Bray Comedy Festival. The competitors are Duane Doogan, Laura Byrne, Sean Oh Boyle, Hatem Abnoun, Chris Williams, Daffyd Dilly O’ Shea, Niall Farrell, Padraig Mac Liam, Andrew Joyce and Therese Cahill.

Speacial guest headliner is Damian Clark from Australia and 2015 competition winner Lisa Casey.

Admission is free.

www.braycomedyfest.ie/corrupt-comedy-competition.html

Los Paradiso – Gig

21:00, Wed 24 Feb

Leeson Lounge, 148 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4

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

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

Jazz Pigs – Gig

21:30, Wed 24 Feb

4 Dame Lane, Dame Lane, Dublin 2

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

www.facebook.com/dublinjazzpigs

Trad Session

21:30, Wed 24 Feb

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

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

Thursday 25 Feb

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AONTAS Adult Learners’ Festival

09:00, Thu 25 Feb

Various locations in Dublin and Dun Laoghaire

The Aontas Adult Learner’s Festival takes place from 22-27 February and comes with more than 140 events in the Greater Dublin Area.

All events are free, but not all are exclusive to the festival, instead they might be just the normal and regular free events in the National Gallery or the Public Libraries etc. For that reason, a good few events are listed in this Dublin Event Guide, but because there are so many and because the AONTAS website has a good list, I only added some of the AONTAS events here.

The full list of all Dublin events starts here: www.adultlearnersfestival.com/yourarea/county.html#dublincity

Green-Schools Expo 2016

09:30 – 17:00, Thu 25 Feb

RDS, Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

The Green-Schools Expo 2016 will showcase the work of the Green-Schools programme. 23 exhibiting schools will cover six Green-Schools themes (Litter & Waste, Energy, Water, Travel, Biodiversity, Global Citizenship). There will also be talks and workshops throughout the day. The website says that it is suitable for all ages, but I am not sure if that refers to all ages of school going kids or to all ages in the wider sense.

Admission is free, but tickets are required. The tickets are issued for four time slots and at the time of writing this only tickets for the time slot from 15:30-17:00 were still available.

Find more information on the website below and to book tickets go to this site here.

www.greenschoolsireland.org/home/green-schools-expo-2016.3842.html

Marsh’s Library – Free Admission – AONTAS Festival

10:00 – 17:00, Thu 25 Feb

Marsh’s Library, St. Patrick’s Close, Dublin 8

During the AONTAS Adult Learners’ Festival, the Marsh’s Library is waving its admission charges on Monday and from Wednesday until Saturday (not on Tuesday!).

Marsh’s Library, next to St. Patrick’s Cathedral, is a very well-preserved library of the 18th century and it is well worth a visit. At the moment they are also showing the exhibition ‘The Unicorn & the Fencing Mouse’, which consists of doodles, annotations and marginalia found in a selection of books from their collection.

www.marshlibrary.ie/

Easter Rising 1916 – Let’s Walk & Talk

11:00 – 13:00, Thu 25 Feb

Four Courts, Inns Quay, Dublin 7

“Let’s Talk and Walk” are historical walking tours in Dublin that are organised by Dublin City. All walks are free, have a duration of 1.5-2hr and are lead by a historian.

The 1916 Walk and Talk series will visit the main areas of action of the 1916 Rising, both in the city centre and the suburbs and the full programme is available in PDF format here.

The next walk will take place on Thursday. It is called “Easter Rising 1916: From the Four Courts via Church Street and Collins Barracks to Arbour Hill”.

Starting point is outside the main entrance of Four Courts on Inns Quay and it will finish at Arbour Hill Cemetery.

Admission is free and no booking required.

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

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Thu 25 Feb

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

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

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

The Green Door Market

12:00 – 16:00, Thu 25 Feb

18 Newmarket, Dublin 8

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

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

www.facebook.com/thegreendoordublin

Educational Opera: The Art of Extravagance – Talk

13:00, Thu 25 Feb

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

Three talks by Michael Grant will trace the story of the opera art form from its beginning in Renaissance Italy and ending with opera today – a global big business in the digital era.

The talks will take place on 11+18+25 February.

Admission is free.

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

Political & Social Life In Dublin In 1916 – Talk Series

13:00, Thu 25 Feb

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

“Political & Social Life In Dublin In 1916” is the first talk in a series of four lunchtime talks. Historian and journalist Padraig Yeates will give the talk.

Dublin was deeply divided by religion, politics and class in 1916. Divisions brought sharply to the surface in the 1913 Lockout were further exacerbated by the impact of the First World War. This talk will look at how the war changed life and politics in the capital across the social classes in the lead up to the Easter Rising, affecting areas as diverse as municipal politics, living conditions, public entertainment and crime. Padraig Yeates is the author of “Lockout: Dublin 1913” and the trilogy “A City in Wartime: Dublin 1914-1918”; “A City in Turmoil: Dublin 1919-1921” and “City in Civil War: Dublin 1921-1924”.

Admission is free.

www.dublinunitarianchurch.org/events/

Tracing your Revolutionary Ancestors – Family History for 1916 – Talks

13:00, Thu 25 Feb

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

“Tracing your Revolutionary Ancestors: Family History research sources for 1916” is a lunch time lecture series from Mon 22 – Fri 26 February in cooperation with Accredited Genealogists Ireland and the AONTAS Adult Learners’ Festival.

The five lectures will introduce genealogical sources that might be used to document ancestors who were alive in 1916 or who were active during the Rising.

The list of talks is here:

+ Mon 22 Feb: Were your Ancestors active in 1916? – Sources in the Irish Military Archives by Nicola Morris MAGI
+ Tue 23 Feb: Reporting on the Rising: Using Irish Newspapers in the National Library of Ireland by Helen Kelly MAGI
+ Wed 24 Feb: Census Returns, Electoral Rolls and Covenants: Where were your ancestors in 1916? by Rob Davison MAGI
+ Thuy 25 Feb: The records of Dublin’s Congregations at the time of the Rising by Rosaleen Underwood MAGI
+ Fri 26 Feb: Researching the Rising: a case study from the National Archives by John Grenham MAGI

Admission is free.

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

Classical Music Recital: Soprano + Mezzo-Soprano

13:15, Thu 25 Feb

St Ann’s Church, Dawson Street, Dublin 2

Lorna Breen (Soprano) and Shira Brady (Mezzo–Soprano) will sing a programme of classical music. They will be accompanied by Cormuin Ó Raghallaigh.

Admission is free, but donations are appreciated.

stann.dublin.anglican.org/concerts/index.php

Library as Place; Place as Library – Seminar

13:30 – 17:30, Thu 25 Feb

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

The Library of Trinity College Dublin presents “Library as Place; Place as Library”, a half-day seminar in the Trinity Long Room Hub on 25 February 2016.

This event will explore and debate how changing educational dynamics and user behaviour are impacting on current and future library spaces and how they are redefining the physical library.

Speakers will include leading architects, with both international and national experience, as well as a range of experts talking about the current Irish experience of library design. The seminar will conclude with a dialogue to imagine “What will the Library look like in 2030?”

The event is part of “The Library of the Future; the Future of the Library”, a programme of events for 2015-2016. The seminar will be followed by a reception.

Admission is free, but booking is required through this Eventbrite link.

www.tcd.ie/Library/news/future-library/

1916: Roger Casement – Talk

14:00, Thu 25 Feb

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

Angus Mitchell, who edited and annotated “The Amazon Journal of Roger Casement”, will talk about Roger Casement.

Roger Casement was born in Sandycove in 1864. Later he worked for the British consular service and his reports into human rights abuses by the Belgian government in the Congo earned him the Order of Saint Michael and Saint George in 1905. He was even knighted for his report on the abuse of rubber industry workers in Peru.
But he became disillusioned with the activities of the British Empire and therefore fostered relations with Germany during World War I and on Good Friday 1916 he was arrested at Banna Strand, County Kerry after landing from a German submarine.
He was executed for High Treason on 3 August, 1916.

Admission is free.

events.dlrcoco.ie/event/roger-casement

Approaches to Drawing in Art, Architecture and Engineering – Discussion

14:00 – 16:00, Thu 25 Feb

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

Architect and lecturer Stephen Mulhall will chair this discussion that will explore the role of drawing within a local authority and the connections between fine art, architecture and engineering.

The panel consists of Julie Merriman (Artist), Ruairí Ó Cuív (Public Art Manager, Dublin City Council), Michael Corcoran (Consultant, Engineering Department, Drainage Services, Dublin City Council), Patrick Gorman (Senior Executive Engineer, Road Design Division, Dublin City Council), Stefan Lowe (Senior Executive Architect, City Architect’s Office, Dublin City Council), Marianne O’Kane Boal (curator, and art and architecture critic).

Admission is free.

www.hughlane.ie/lectures/lectures-past/1432-panel-discussionapproaches-to-drawing-in-art-architecture-and-engineering

Two Pups Window Sessions

14:00, Thu 25 Feb

Two Pups Coffee, 74 Francis Street, Dublin 8

Two Pups Coffee is running a weekly afternoon singer/songwriter session with musicians from the BIMM Music College, also in Francis Street. Every performer will be limited to two songs and with all the talent in the BIMM College, it should be a good event.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/twopupscoffee

Print Museum – Interactive Guided Tour

14:30, Thu 25 Feb

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

To celebrate the AONTAS 10th Annual Adult Learners’ Festival, the National Print Museum is inviting to a special guided tour of the Museum’s permanent collection, delivered by adult learners from the Culture and Heritage Studies programme at the National Print Museum.

As part of this combined training and work experience programme, all learners train in tour guiding at the museum and will demonstrate their newly accomplished tour-guiding skills on Thursday.

During the tour, you will be brought on a journey of discovery through the Museum’s three-part print-shop style exhibition; the composing, printing and finishing areas. You will also have the opportunity to do the typesetting and printing yourself.

Admission is free.

www.nationalprintmuseum.ie/

St. Patrick’s Cathedral – Guided Tour

15:30 – 16:30, Thu 25 Feb

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

As part of the AONTAS Adult Learners’ Festival, St. Patrick’s Cathedral invites to a free guided tour at 15:30 from Monday until Friday. To get in for free, mention the “Adult Learners’ Festival” at the door.

www.stpatrickscathedral.ie/Events.aspx

Brazilian Dance – Forró

18:00, Thu 25 Feb

D-One Bar, 89 Capel Street, Dublin 1

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

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/donebardublin

Drop-in Life Drawing Workshop

18:00 – 19:00, Thu 25 Feb

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

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

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

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

nationalgallery.ie/whatson/Drawing_Courses/Drop-in_LifeDrawing/LifeDraw_28Jan.aspx

Little Museum of Dublin – Free Admission Thursday

18:00 – 20:00, Thu 25 Feb

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

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

Visit the museum and find out lots more about Dublin.

www.littlemuseum.ie/

Spanish Film Screening: Mientras Duermes

18:00, Thu 25 Feb

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

“Mientras duermes / Sleep tight” is the next film screening in the Cine Cafe CLub series of the Instituto Cervantes. The film will be screened in Spanish with English subtitles.

Admission is free.

dublin.cervantes.es/FichasCultura/Ficha104713_16_2.htm

Puppet Shows through history and cultures – Talk

18:30, Thu 25 Feb

Alliance Francaise, 1 Kildare Street, Dublin 2

“Puppet Shows through history and cultures” is a talk in the Alliance Francaise by pupeteer Miriam Lambertwith support from the Google Cultural Institute.

Admission is free, but registration is required. Send a mail to rsvp@alliance-francaise.ie with subject “Puppets”. The event will be both in French and English. It will be followed by a drinks reception at 20:00.

alliance-francaise.ie/culture/

Thursdays at the Opera – Screenings

18:30, Thu 25 Feb

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 “Tosca” by Giacomo Puccini.

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=659&citta=Dublino

We are not alone – Documentary Screening

18:30, Thu 25 Feb

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

“No estamos solos / We are not alone” is a documentary film about social movements in Spain.

“Why did thousands and thousands of citizens take to streets and squares throughout Spain to express their indignation at the cuts, the privatisations, the evictions and the political corruption? The film portrays the strength and imagination of social movements as they condemned the downfall of democracy. A spontaneous period of rebellion, the participation of civil society, and one that will undoubtedly mark the future of political life in Spain.”

The film will be screened in Spanish with English subtitles. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1102580399754095/

Women of the Easter Rising – Talk

18:30, Thu 25 Feb

Dublin City Library and Archive, 138-144 Pearse Street, Dublin 2

“Women of the Easter Rising” with historian Liz Gillis ( author of “Women of the Irish Revolution”) will look at the role women played in the Easter Rising, including many less well known figures. It will explore the involvement of women in the revolutionary bodies Inghinidhe na hÉireann, Cumann na mBan and the Irish Citizen Army and show how vital the women were in the revolutionary movement not just in 1916, but in the years following.

Admission is free and no booking required.

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

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

19:00 – 21:00, Thu 25 Feb

Spire, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

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

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

www.dublincitywalkingtours.com/

Darling – Gig – #Gibsongigs

19:00, Thu 25 Feb

Gibson Hotel, Point Village, Dublin 1

“Gibsongigs” is a new series of live gigs in the Atrium Bar of the Gibson Hotel with a mix of Ireland’s up and coming talents.

At the first Gibsongigs event, Darling (Gary Harding and James McGuire) will perform their 80s inspired synth rock.

Admission is free, but there will be only 50 tickets and you have to request tickets via www.thegibsonhotel.ie/en/gigs/gibson-gigs-music-event/ Everybody who is selected will get two tickets and there will be a complimentary drink provided as well.

Get your ticket request in asap, these tickets will go fast!

www.thegibsonhotel.ie/en/gigs/gibson-gigs-music-event/

Doughnut: Journeys to the City’s Edge –

19:00 – 21:00, Thu 25 Feb

Thomas Davis Theatre, Arts Building, Trinitiy College Dublin, Dublin 2

Ellis Woodman will present the AAI Annual Critic’s lecture for 2016 “Doughnut: journeys to the city’s edge”, before chairing the jury of the AAI Annual Awards 2016.

Admission seems to be free.

architecturalassociation.ie/ellis-woodman-doughnut-journeys-to-the-citys-edge/

The Long Road to Glenties – Irish Traditional Music Archive

19:00, Thu 25 Feb

Irish Traditional Music Archive, 73 Merrion Square, Dublin 2

A new series of lecture/performances hosted by the Irish Traditional Music Archive begins on 25 February.

At the first event “The Long Road to Glenties”, an archival film footage featuring Donegal fiddle player John Doherty and American folk music icon Pete Seeger will be screened.

In 1964 Pete Seeger travelled with his family to the remote Bluestack mountains of Co. Donegal to spend a single day in the company of folk music legend John Doherty. Now, over 50 years later “The Long Road to Glenties”, a presentation by Danny Diamond and Conor Caldwell, reveals the archival film footage and introduces us in more depth to the life and times of this remarkable fiddle player.

Admission is free, but booking is required via the Eventbrite Page link below.

www.eventbrite.ie/e/the-long-road-to-glenties-at-itma-tickets-21220452946?ref=devg

The Xchange – Language Exchange

19:00, Thu 25 Feb

Czech Inn, Essex Gate, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

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

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

Dimestore Recordings presents

20:00, Thu 25 Feb

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

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

www.facebook.com/DimeStoreRecords

Lucky Bones – Gig

20:00, Thu 25 Feb

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

Singer/Songwriter Lucky Bones (a.k.a Eamonn O’Connor) will play a Rock/Americana gig in the Harbour Bar.

Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/lucky-bones-event1

Rowallane – Plants with a Sprinkling of Irish Heritage History – Talk

20:00, Thu 25 Feb

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

“Rowallane – Interesting Plants with a Sprinkling of Irish Heritage History” with Averil Milligane (Head Gardener at Rowallane) is the next talk in the Botanic Gardens.

Averil Milligane will share her insights after 12 years at this well-known garden, looking at the origins of some of the remarkable plants and the links to the history of Co Down and the Irish nursery industry.

Admission is free.

www.botanicgardens.ie/news/events.htm

Table Quiz Thursday – Grand Social

20:00 – 23:00, Thu 25 Feb

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

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

Admission is free.

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

Voices of Hope – OLV Gospel Choir Concert

20:00, Thu 25 Feb

Our Lady of Victories Church, Ballymun Road, Dublin 9

The Our Lady of Victories (OLV) Gospel Choir is inviting to a night of inspirational music & reflection on Thursday. They will perform a concert entitled “Voices of Hope”.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/OLV-Gospel-Choir-116324021743136

Magic, Mayhem & The Man From Moogaga – Bray Comedy Festival

21:00, Thu 25 Feb

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

Featuring magician Jack Wise with support from Niamh Marron and a special performance from TG4’s Aindrias de Staic, this will be an evening of magic and comedy as part of the Bray Comedy Festival.

Admission is free.

www.braycomedyfest.ie/magic-mayhem–the-man-from-moogaga.html

Singer Songwriter Night – Mother Reilly’s

21:00, Thu 25 Feb

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

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

www.facebook.com/motherreillysADMIN

Brady’s Fun Pub Quiz

21:30, Thu 25 Feb

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

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

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

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

Cabin Sessions – Dundrum – Gig

21:30 – 23:30, Thu 25 Feb

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

The next Cabin Sessions will take place on Thursday. In addition to the usual Cabin Crew, there will be special guests Pat Killalea (guitar), Jo Jo O & the Woods (contemporary); Mary Hennesy (country/Americana).

Admission is free.

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

International Bar Jazz Night

21:30, Thu 25 Feb

The International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

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

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

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

www.international-bar.com/jazz/

Left, Right & Centre – Blues+Soul

21:30, Thu 25 Feb

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

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

www.frankryans.com

McLoughlin’s Trad Night

21:30, Thu 25 Feb

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

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

www.mcloughlinsbar.ie

McNeills Trad Music Pub Sessions

21:30, Thu 25 Feb

J. McNeills, 140 Capel Street, Dublin 7

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

www.facebook.com/McNeillsPubSessions

Woolshed Karaoke

21:30, Thu 25 Feb

Woolshed Bar & Grill, Parnell Street, Dublin 1

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

www.woolshedbaa.com/dublin/

Minus 10,000 hours – Gig

23:55, Thu 25 Feb

Porterhouse Bray, Strand Road, Bray, Co. Dublin

The alternative heavy rock band “Minus 10,000 hours” is playing in the Porterhouse at 00:30. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/porterbray/

Friday 26 Feb

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General Election – GO VOTING!

07:00 – 22:00, Fri 26 Feb

Various locations in Dublin and Dun Laoghaire

A new Government will be elected today. If you are Irish and are on the electoral register you are allowed to vote and you SHOULD! You only have the chance ONCE every 5 years to influence how the country is run, so you should take that opportunity.

…and if you don’t cast your vote you are not allowed to complain about the government for the next 5 years! :-)

Polling Stations are open from 07:00-22:00, so there is not really an excuse for not going, unless your sick or far away.

AONTAS Adult Learners’ Festival

09:00, Fri 26 Feb

Various locations in Dublin and Dun Laoghaire

The Aontas Adult Learner’s Festival takes place from 22-27 February and comes with more than 140 events in the Greater Dublin Area.

All events are free, but not all are exclusive to the festival, instead they might be just the normal and regular free events in the National Gallery or the Public Libraries etc. For that reason, a good few events are listed in this Dublin Event Guide, but because there are so many and because the AONTAS website has a good list, I only added some of the AONTAS events here.

The full list of all Dublin events starts here: www.adultlearnersfestival.com/yourarea/county.html#dublincity

Marsh’s Library – Free Admission – AONTAS Festival

10:00 – 17:00, Fri 26 Feb

Marsh’s Library, St. Patrick’s Close, Dublin 8

During the AONTAS Adult Learners’ Festival, the Marsh’s Library is waving its admission charges on Monday and from Wednesday until Saturday (not on Tuesday!).

Marsh’s Library, next to St. Patrick’s Cathedral, is a very well-preserved library of the 18th century and it is well worth a visit. At the moment they are also showing the exhibition ‘The Unicorn & the Fencing Mouse’, which consists of doodles, annotations and marginalia found in a selection of books from their collection.

www.marshlibrary.ie/

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Fri 26 Feb

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

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

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Holocaust survivors living in Ireland – Documentary Screening

12:00 – 14:00, Fri 26 Feb

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

Five Holocaust survivors who are living in Ireland recount their stories in this documentary. The screenings will be in the Central Library Activities Room. For some reason lists the time for the screenings as 12:00-14:00, but the documentary is only 45 minutes long.- Maybe they are screening it twice per day?

The days for the screenings are

* Friday 19 February
* Wednesday 24 February
* Friday 26 February

There is also an exhibition on show in the Central Library that you should have a look at: “Traces of Memory: a contemporary look at the Jewish past in Poland”.

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

The Green Door Market

12:00 – 19:00, Fri 26 Feb

18 Newmarket, Dublin 8

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

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

www.facebook.com/thegreendoordublin

Lollipop Day – Dublin Gospel Choir

12:30 – 14:00, Fri 26 Feb

Henry Street, Dublin 1

The yearly Lollipop Day is the main fund raiser for the Oesophageal Cancer Fund and this year it takes place in two parts on Friday and on Saturday. On Friday 26 Feb the event will be outside Debenham’s in Henry Street and on Saturday 27 Feb at the same time outside Dunnes in Grafton Street.

Volunteers will sell Lollipops and Deric Hartigan from TV3 will be the MC and the Dublin Gospel Choir will sing.

www.facebook.com/lollipopday

Tracing your Revolutionary Ancestors – Family History for 1916 – Talks

13:00, Fri 26 Feb

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

“Tracing your Revolutionary Ancestors: Family History research sources for 1916” is a lunch time lecture series from Mon 22 – Fri 26 February in cooperation with Accredited Genealogists Ireland and the AONTAS Adult Learners’ Festival.

The five lectures will introduce genealogical sources that might be used to document ancestors who were alive in 1916 or who were active during the Rising.

The list of talks is here:

+ Mon 22 Feb: Were your Ancestors active in 1916? – Sources in the Irish Military Archives by Nicola Morris MAGI
+ Tue 23 Feb: Reporting on the Rising: Using Irish Newspapers in the National Library of Ireland by Helen Kelly MAGI
+ Wed 24 Feb: Census Returns, Electoral Rolls and Covenants: Where were your ancestors in 1916? by Rob Davison MAGI
+ Thuy 25 Feb: The records of Dublin’s Congregations at the time of the Rising by Rosaleen Underwood MAGI
+ Fri 26 Feb: Researching the Rising: a case study from the National Archives by John Grenham MAGI

Admission is free.

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

World and Classical Music for guitar – Performance

13:00, Fri 26 Feb

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

Classical Guitarists Luke Tobin and Gerard Boyle will perform “World and Classical Music” in Pearse Street Library on Friday 26 February.

Admission is free and booking is not required.

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

St. Patrick’s Cathedral – Guided Tour

15:30 – 16:30, Fri 26 Feb

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

As part of the AONTAS Adult Learners’ Festival, St. Patrick’s Cathedral invites to a free guided tour at 15:30 from Monday until Friday. To get in for free, mention the “Adult Learners’ Festival” at the door.

www.stpatrickscathedral.ie/Events.aspx

Yoga Taster Classes – Yoga Loft

18:00 – 20:00, Fri 26 Feb

Yoga Loft, 8 Cecilia Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

As part of the AONTAS Adult Learners’ Festival Yoga Loft is offering four 30 minute long Yoga taster sessions between 18:00 and 20:00 on Friday evening. Different styles of Yoga will be introduced and all classes are suitable for beginners. Check during your booking which style will be taught in which time slot.

Admission is free, but booking is required. Contact Keith Treacy on 087-9534043 or keith@yogaloft.ie

www.adultlearnersfestival.com/yourarea/listing/2016/02/26/yoga-for-all/

Michael Jackson Night

19:00, Fri 26 Feb

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

To celebrate the release of Spike Lee’s documentary “Michael Jackson’s Journey from Motown to Off The Wall” bundled with “Off the Wall: Michael Jackson’s Original Album”, the Grand Social will screen the documentary at 19:00 in their Ballroom. This will be followed by a Michael Jackson disco party with CD/DVD giveaways and other great prizes.

Admission is free, but tickets are required. You can get your tickets either at the door or you can contact mjtgsevent@gmail.com to request tickets.

www.thegrandsocial.ie/events/6203/

Cornucopia – Live Music

19:30 – 21:30, Fri 26 Feb

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

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

www.cornucopia.ie

Share a Story, Meet Your Neighbours – the Food Chapter

19:30 – 21:30, Fri 26 Feb

Lantern Centre, 17 Synge Street, Dublin 8

This is a free storytelling and community event, organised by Tiziana Soverino, who is part of our Dublin Event Guide community.

“Are you interested in stories and food? Would you like to meet people in a fun and relaxed environment? Come and share a story about food, or just listen. Feel free to bring food from your own country or area if you can.There will be music from Dónal Kearney (www.vocalism.org), and storytelling from Dave Rock (www.speakingrocks.life).”

Admission is free, but booking is required via tizianasireland@gmail.com

www.facebook.com/shareastoryproject

Kern – Gig

20:00, Fri 26 Feb

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

Contemporary folk band Kern from Louth will launch their debut CD “False Deceiver” at this concert in the Unitarian Church on St. Stephens’ Green.

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

www.dublinunitarianchurch.org/events/

The Jazz Cafe – Live Jazz, Blues and Soul

20:00 – 22:30, Fri 26 Feb

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

The Jazz Cafe has live Jazz, Blues and Soul music performances every Friday and Saturday from 20:00-22:30 and every Sunday from 14:30-17:30. The line-up is listed on their website.

Admission is free.

www.thejazzcafedublin.ie/

Toasted Special – Gig

20:00, Fri 26 Feb

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

The Harbour Bar’s House Band will play covers and mashups.

Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/toasted-special-event6

Father Ted Friday – Bray Comedy Festival

21:00, Fri 26 Feb

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

“Father Ted Friday” will be a full evening of Father Ted craic in The Harbour Bar with a special ‘Father Ted’ stand up show featuring Michael Redmond [Father Stone], Joe Rooney [Father Damo] and Pat McDonnell [Eoin McLove] plus guests.

Admission is free.

www.braycomedyfest.ie/father-ted-friday.html

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Fri 26 Feb

Stillorgan Orchard, The Hill, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin

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

www.stillorganorchard.com/specials/

Ska ‘n’ Reggae with The Bionic Rats

21:00 – 02:30, Fri 26 Feb

Turks Head, 27 Parliament St, Dublin 2

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

www.facebook.com/TURKSHEADDUBLIN

The Brady’s Session

21:00, Fri 26 Feb

Gub Dandy’s in Bradys Pub, 5 Terenure Place, Terenure, Dublin 6

The Brady’s Sessions was a monthly singer/songwriter night in Gub Dandy’s at Brady’s Pub Terenure, but took a looooong break. Good news, though, the Brady’s Sessions are back. Admission is free and this month’s Line-Up is:

The Mariannes, Elga Fox, Gillian Tuite, Owen Vahey, Carol Faherty.

www.facebook.com/events/441104362765148/

The Business Blues Band – Gig

21:30, Fri 26 Feb

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

The Blues Band “The Business” is playing a gig in the Patriot’s Inn

Admission is free.

dublinsessions.ie/the-patriots-inn/

Brian Meakin – Gig

22:30, Fri 26 Feb

Porterhouse Bray, Strand Road, Bray, Co. Dublin

Blues Guitarist Brian Meakin and abnd will play a gig in Bray. They play blues and blues rock.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/porterbray/

Events Coming Up

1916: Where were the women? – Farmleigh House Writer-in-Residence event

10 March – 20:00

Farmleigh House, Phoenix Park, Dublin 15

In the week of International Women’s Day, Farmleigh House writer-in-residence Lia Mills will talk to guest speakers about some of the many Irish women who were involved in and around the Rising. Speakers will be Tina O’Toole, Celia de Freine, Lucy McDiarmid and Medb Ruane. Their topics and further details about the speakers can be found on the website below.

Singer Esosa Ighodaro will entertain. with her blend of soul music influenced by funk/rock and West African music.

Admission is free, but tickets are required and they will be allocated by lottery. Every winner will receive 2 tickets and to enter the draw, you have to send a mail to farmleighinfo@opw.ie with the subject “1916: Where were the women?”. Your mail has to arrive before 12:00 on Monday 29 February. (Only successful applicants will be notified.)

www.farmleigh.ie/events/Title,36004,en.html

Dublin Mountains Partnership – Guided Walks

07+13+14+20+21+27+28 February

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 07+13+14+20+21+27+28 February.

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

Not free, but interesting nevertheless:

Smock Allies: Scene and Heard – Festival of New Works 2016: 17 Feb – 05 March

Audi Dublin International Film Festival: 18-28 February

Bray Comedy Festival 2016: 24-28 Feb

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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!

Election 2016: Who should I vote for?

This is a really really difficult question at this election! At previous elections, it was a lot easier it seems. Since four parties were involved in the previous two governments and all couldn’t really convince anybody about their ability to run Ireland in a positive and successful way, many automatically look to the remaining alternatives. However the serious lack of experience, extremist views and mad election promises that will disappear as soon as the election is over don’t make this an easy process either.

So what should you do? My advise would be to read the party programme and to compare their views with yours. But don’t leave it there because the programme might be full of empty promises. Also check out the background of the 2-3 leading party figures and listen to some of their speeches (on Youtube you can find a lot!) or at least read some articles about them. Ask yourself if you feel they represent you. Are you ok with their political background or what they did and said In the past? Do they have any black spots that make you uneasy? If there is anything that disturbs you, stay away from their party!
Why not just focus on the party leader? Because he/she could be replaced after the elections!

Will you then know who to vote for? No!! But hopefully you will be able to use the – totally unreliable and highly risky – method of “gut feeling” to judge who you mistrust the LEAST.

Most people realise in this election that there is not one party that really convinces them, so the you have to go with the one that will hopefully disappoint you the least. Oh, and if your parents voted for a certain party and your grand parents voted for the same part, don’t follow them blindly! The parties have changed substantially and you better know what they are saying today.

Maybe www.smartvote.ie will help you to decide, but I find its focus too narrow on some of the parties’ statements. Also check www.whichcandidate.ie/ and you will probably have a different result! Compare them! It’s interesting!

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Last week I wrote about Independents here and appealed to you NOT to vote for any Independent candidate. This is not because they are all bad apples (but some are!!), instead it is because they are a) unpredictable, b) not accountable to anybody once they were voted in and c) they will never come close to having any significant influence.

I got some interesting reactions after last week. Some agreed, some disagreed and that is all fine. Only one person was so disturbed by my opinion that she felt she had to unsubscribe. Her point was that Independents are vital to have dissenting voices in the Dail. Unfortunately my dissenting voice was, as she described it “stomach turning”. I guess it is always easier to demand “dissenting opinions” that agree with you than “dissenting opinions” that disagree with you.

But my point about the total lack of relevance of Independent candidates was confirmed at ALL TV debates before the election. Not a single Independent candidate was represented! However parties like the Green Party who have no TD in the Dail at the moment or Renua, who don’t have one because they are new and might just about get one in with a LOT of luck, they were invited to the TV debates.

If you didn’t get a chance to read my opinion piece last week, you can find it here: www.joergsteegmueller.com/2016/02/13/stay-away-from-independents/

And finally I would like to repeat what the person who found my opinion “stomach turning” unfortunately ignored: I am a foreigner and therefore have no clue in the eyes of some Irish people. So, what ever I write is nonsense anyway. ;-)

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Have an event-full weekend and week,

–Joerg

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