Dublin Event Guide 467: Battle for the Bay, Africa Day, Pets in the City, Dublin Flea

May 27th, 2016
DEG Dublin Event Guide (for free events)

No. 467 | 27 May 2016

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Hi all!

Once again this much too rare occasion of having the Dublin Event Guide in your Inbox on a Friday already. I hope you won’t get tooo confused with that. The reason is that I will be on my “summer holidays” over the weekend. Not much time because I have to be back for the next Dublin Event Guide. But at least some – hopefully warm – days away.

Oddly it doesn’t seem to matter when I send the Dublin Event Guide, though. Most of you rightly and understandably want to receive it earlier than the usual late Saturday delivery. But when I send it on a Friday morning already, surprisingly the same amount of people opens it. :-O I winder why that is!?

An update on the bills again: The month is nearly over and we are still EUR 65 short. :-((. Not good! Can you help here?

And here is my weekly appeal: Please don’t forget that there are two areas the Dublin Event Guide needs your continued help with every week: Your donations help paying the bills for sending the Dublin Event Guide every week, so please help if you can. Just 1 Euro per month (12 Euro per year) would be great, more would be even better. Unfortunately not many subscribers are prepared to or able to help, so please don’t rely on others! Your money will be used to pay the monthly EUR 190 bill for sending the newsletter using MailChimp, for webhosting and domain names. I am happy to work 35 hours on the Dublin Event Guide every week without making anything from it, but for the bills I need your help. You can make your donation at www.perfectresults.info/donate.htm using Paypal or CreditCard or send me a mail dublineventguide@gmail.com and I can suggest other ways. I am also looking for some corporate sponsors, if you know someone, send them my way. :-)

And here is the second area where you can help: Without you spreading the word we would have never reached 24,000 subscribers and 65,000 Facebook Likes. But it is just the start!! :-) Imagine if everyone just got ONE additional person to subscribe to the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events). That would be an immediate increase by a few thousand subscribers. Can you help? To get people to subscribe send them to www.dublineventguide.com.

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Have an event-full weekend and week,

–Joerg

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Feel good slot

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

Today’s Feel Good Slot is a hyper-viral video that made the rounds on Facebook. It is nothing else but a woman who bought herself a little present and gets an amazing amount of fun from it. She can’t stop laughing and she has a seriously infectious laugh. The woman that got sooooo many people to laugh with her is Candace Payne from Texas and by now more than 138mio people (imagine!!!) have watched her video. Check it out here:

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Have a giggle with Candace about nothing much! It will certainly make you feel good! :-)

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

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

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Joergs Picks

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

This weekend the selection is relatively easy: Battle for the Bay on Saturday and Sunday, Africa Day on Sunday and Pets in the City also on Sunday. Add the Dublin Flea Market to it also on Sunday and you have one busy weekend!

I will be away for a few days, so I hope you will tell me how you enjoyed the events when I am back. ;-)

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Competitions

Outdoor Movie “Dirty Dancing” + British Irish Chamber Raceday – Ticket Competition

Fri 03 June – 16:30
Leopardstown Racecourse, Foxrock, Dublin 18

Leopardstown Racecourse is inviting to the British Irish Chamber Raceday, the only Friday evening race in Leopardstown and they will also provide a free open air screening of the movie “Dirty Dancing” on their large screen after the final race.

There will be a limited number of fold-out chairs available (first come first served), but if you bring blankets, deck chairs, cushions etc you can create your own little outdoor luxury viewing spot. The Bulmers festival Marquee will be open to provide cover if needed to sell refreshments.

The Bohemian String Quartet will perform well known movie themes before the movie starts.

Tickets to this varied evening of music, film and racing are EUR 15 for adults and kids under 16 are free! And tickets can be bought via www.leopardstown.com/British-Irish-Chamber-Raceday-/ Sounds like a great evening!

For two Dublin Event Guide Readers, the Leopardstown Racecourse have made a pair of tickets available for a competition in the Dublin Event Guide. If you want to win a pair of tickets, you have to send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with the Subject CHAMBER and with your name and mobile phone number in the body of the mail. Your mail has to be with me by 17:00 on Wednesday 01 June and the winners will be notified on the next day.

The schedule for the day is: Gates Open at 16:30, the first race starts at 17:25, the last race starts at 21:05. The String Quartett will play from 20:20 and the movie then starts at 21:05.

Bloom in the Park – Ticket Competition Update

Thurs 02 June – Mon 06 June (09:00-18:00)
Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

One of the most popular yearly events is Bord Bia’s Bloom festival in Phoenix Park and it is back over the June Bank Holiday weekend! Whether you want inspiration, education or entertainment, the place to be this June Bank Holiday weekend is the colourful Bloom Garden Festival in the Phoenix Park. This year’s event is five days long and packed with activities and things to see and experience. Kids go free and adults can buy their tickets on the website www.bloominthepark.com

Bord Bia has made 5 sets of 2 Bloom tickets available for a competition and the winners are: Aine Gray, Sarah McGuigan, Gary Tyrell, Caroline Hancox and Orla Cunningham. Congratulations!!

Bord Bia is still offering you all special ticket discount. Book on-line only on www.bloominthepark.com before the event and use the promotional code DEG16 to get an extra EUR 2 discount off the advance ticket price to Bloom. (This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.)

Bloom promises to be a great day out with something planned for all ages; it is a truly unique show, showcasing the finest Irish food, drink and of course horticulture. For any budding gardeners it will provide lots of inspiration and opportunities to pick up some beautiful plants, flowers, seeds and shrubs. Or if you want to explore growing your own fruit and vegetables then you’ll get lots of tips on how to start growing at the show. But if gardening isn’t your thing then you’ll still have plenty to keep you busy including the Superb Food Village with plenty of artisan producers; the Best in Season marquees featuring growers of seasonal fruit and vegetables; the Chef’s Summer Kitchen will host cookery demonstrations from some of Ireland’s much loved chefs including Neven Maguire, Catherine Fulvio, Fiona Uyema and Brian McDermott.

With an outdoor music stage, picnic area, engaging spaces, kids playground and lots more besides, the Bloom festival really is the place to be this June bank holiday weekend. Have a wonderful day out and make sure you visit the Bord Bia Food Village which celebrates the best of Irish food, showcasing numerous aspects of horticulture and agriculture! If you don’t fancy driving, use the train and avail of the courtesy shuttle bus from Heuston station to the 70 acre Bloom site.

www.bloominthepark.com

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If you come across something that you feel should be shared about things in Dublin, send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com and I will include it here and mention your name as the person that sent it in.

If you are not sure if it is newsworthy, send it to me as well and we will talk about it.

NO Dublin City Soul Festival 2016!

I have to mention it because some event websites (e.g. visitdublin.com) still wrongly list the Dublin City Soul Festival for the coming weekend and also the website of the Dublin City Soul Festival itself seems a little misleading. Unfortuantely there will be NO Dublin City Soul Festival in 2016 because funding could not be found.

There is still some hope that this great festival will return at some stage, but if, when and how is totally unclear.

The statement under the headline “Update” here gives some background information.

Opportunities

The former “Opportunities” section is now Eventbrite’s section to give recommendations, tips & tricks on how to organise and run good events. Eventbrite is the main sponsor of the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) and their support is very much appreciated! All information in this section is supplied by Eventbrite.

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EVENT TALK: FESTIVAL TRENDS
Tuesday 31 May – 18:00-21:00 in Wood Quay Venue, Dublin CIty Council, Fishamble Street, Dublin 8
The world of festivals has evolved and grown rapidly across Ireland, becoming almost a right of passage for a younger generation, while catering to an increasingly varied demographic and breadth of tastes. But what does the future look like for Ireland’s festival scene? What does it need more or less of? How will it move forward with new technology and what is RFID?
Come and join us for discussion with leading figures from Ireland’s festival industry, including Modern Green, Foggy Notions & Interlude Festival, moderated by Jim Carroll of the Irish Times & Banter.
Admission is free, but tickets are required and can be booked here.

And you can find lots of events at www.eventbrite.ie … or download the Eventbrite app to find events around you.

Exhibitions

Based on your feedback, I have decided to do the following with the Exhibition section in this newsletter from now on: I will provide you with a link to a near-comprehensive listing of exhibitions provided by www.visualartists.ie . For me to list all exhibitions would only be doubling their good work and would be an inefficient use of my resources. The link is www.visualartists.ie/category/listings/dublin/

On top of that I will every now and then include here a small selection of exhibitions that either are not mentioned in the Visual Artist listing or are note-worthy to be mentioned separately.

Leonardo da Vinci – Ten Drawings from the Royal Collection

06 May – 17 July

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

The National Gallery will exhibit ten of the finest drawings by Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519). They are on loan from the Royal Collection and will be on show for 2.5 months.

Admission to the exhibition is free, but pre-booking is required. A timed ticketing system will be in operation.

You will get to the booking sites via www.nationalgallery.ie/Exhibitions/Leonardo.aspx

In Sight – Dublin through the lens of homeless people

until 29 May

Powerscourt Townhouse Centre, South William Street, Dublin 2

This is a very interesting exhibition. Lynsey Browne and Lucy Ryan gave 45 homeless people a disposable camera and invited them to use them to record scenes from their life. 30 cameras were returned and only 15 photographers came a second time to provide captions for the images.

Some of the pictures are shown at an exhibition in the Powerscourt Townhouse Centre. All pictures are on sale.

Some more information about the project is in an Irish Times article here. The In Sight project website is here: www.theinsightproject.ie/

Saoirse – 1916 Rising and St. Patrick’s Hospital exhibition

Mon 25 April – Thurs 30 June

St. Patrick’s University Hospital, James’ Street, Dublin 8

There is not a lot of information about the exhibiton available, but you will find a bit here:

www.eventbrite.ie/e/saoirse-tickets-24677941387?ref=devg

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

+ 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

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International Literature Festival Dublin (ILFD) 2016

09:00, Fri 27 May

Dublin (various locations)

The International Literature Festival Dublin (ILFD) will run from 21-29 May and it is organised by the Dublin City Council Arts Office. There will be readings, discussions, debates, workshops, performance and screenings and poetry, fiction and non-fiction will be represented.

Some events will have an admission charge, but a large amount of events are free. The programme is here www.ilfdublin.com/programme/ or you can download the full programme here.

A number of free events will be listed individually in this and the next Dublin Event Guide, but I still suggest that you have a look at the full programme.

www.ilfdublin.com/

Get Ahead – Careers Event for students with disabilities

10:00 – 14:00, Fri 27 May

Citigroup, 1 North Wall Quay, Dublin 1

“Geat Ahead – Building the Future” is a careers events for students and graduates with disabilities.

There will be an exhibition area with 11 job seeking companies, workshops will take place and Walk-in CV Clinics and Mock Interviews (require pre-booking).

Admission is free, but booking before 23 May is required (via the Eventbrite link below).

www.eventbrite.ie/e/building-the-future-2016-registration-24257781678?ref=devg

Hugh Lane Gallery – Bealtine Tour

12:00, Fri 27 May

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

This is a fun and informative guided tour of the Hugh Lane Gallery, led by the gallery’s art historian panel.

Tours will focus on the centenary programme of exhibitions which reflects on the role of Artist as Witness, and includes exhibitions “High Treason: Roger Casement”, “The Best of Decades”, “1960s” and a re-hang of the permanent collection.

Admission is free and no booking required.

www.hughlane.ie/lectures/lectures-past/1514-bealtaine-weekly-tours

20th Century Dublin through the eyes of a Tourist – Bealtaine

12:30, Fri 27 May

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

Jenny Mitcalf uses the Fáilte Ireland Photographic Collection and the guide books of the period to explore how Dublin has been portrayed to visitors during the last century. The changes in emphasis in terms of places and activities through the decades are examined.

Admission is free,

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-culture-and-amenities-dublin-city-public-libraries-and-archive-events/bealtain-19

Just a few more hours to the weekend! – Ad

13:00, Fri 27 May

Various locations in Dublin and Dun Laoghaire

Get a cup of tea, gather the last bit of energy and then bring this work week over the line! And for next week, get some special teas via the ad below and help the Dublin Event Guide while you are doing that. ;-)

Click on the picture below or use this link and if you order any teas that way, you help the Dublin Event Guide because Twinings will pay a small reward if you order after clicking on the picture or link above.

Orders over GBP 35 are free in the UK and if you use Parcelmotel’s Belfast to Dublin service, you can get it delivered for just EUR 3.95 of postage.

www.awin1.com/cread.php?s=304874&v=3578&q=143760&r=140544

Alftaneschoir – Concert

13:15, Fri 27 May

St Ann’s Church, Dawson Street, Dublin 2

The Álftaneschoir is a mixed choir from Iceland and they sing sacred and secular music from Iceland, Ireland and other countries at a lunchtime recital in St. Ann’s Church.

Admission is free. Donations are appreciated.

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

Portraits Of A Nation – Talk

14:30, Fri 27 May

Farmleigh House, Castleknock end of Phoenix Park, Dublin 15

The talk “Portraits of a Nation” with Mick O’Dea (President of the Royal Hibernian Academy) will take place in the Farmleigh Gallery.

Admission is free, but booking is required before Tuesday 24 May via artmanagement@opw.ie Only 20 places are available and if the event is oversubscribed, a lottery for tickets will take place, so you will only have a ticket if it has been confirmed to you.

www.farmleigh.ie/events/Title,36381,en.html

Midwife of a Nation – Play about the women of 1916

15:00, Fri 27 May

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

Midwife of a Nation is a play about the women of 1916: the dispatchers, the doctors, the gunrunners, the nurses and the smugglers. It will be performed by the Carnation Theatre.

Admission is free, but booking is required via 01-6744888

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

Blues, Roots & Brass Festival – Launch Party

19:00 – 21:00, Fri 27 May

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

From 12-14 August the Blue, Roots & Brass Festival will take place in Whelan’s, Opium Rooms, and The Warehouse and on Friday the launch event will take place. Grand and N.C. Lawlor will play a gig and admission is free. The launch and first tasting of a new beer from O’Hara’s will also happen at this event.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/blues-roots-brass-festival-launch-party/

Grand Stretch – Late Night Beats and Fruity Treats

19:00 – 22:00, Fri 27 May

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

The Science Gallery invites to their pre-summer Summer Fest (Don’t they know that summer only starts at 01 June!?!?!). There will be live music (to be announced), food, experiments, workshops, talks, games, drinks and more.

“Learn how to build your own insect farms at home, release your inner urban farmer with Urban Farm, find out how to be a beekeeper from the Dublin Honey Project, enjoy BBQ foods of the future, and pick up endless green tips on a chilled summer evening where experiments, music and food collide.”

Admission is free, but booking is required via the website below. The event is for over 18 year olds only.

dublin.sciencegallery.com/events/2016/05/grandstretchlatenightbeatsandfruitytreats

Life-Size Cluedo – Alliance Francaise

19:30, Fri 27 May

Alliance Francaise, 1 Kildare Street, Dublin 2

Solve the crime at Casablanca airport! A life-size Cluedo game will take place at the Alliance Francaise. Find the culprit among the five suspects.

Sign up via rsvp@alliance-francaise.ie with subject “Cluedo” (max 5 members per team and over 18s only). Admission is free. And if you come dressed up as a tourist, you could win a prize.

alliance-francaise.ie/culture/

dRea – Gig

20:00, Fri 27 May

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

dRea will perform Alt Indie Pop in the Harbour Bar.

Admission is free.

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

The Jazz Cafe – Live Jazz, Blues and Soul

20:00 – 22:30, Fri 27 May

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

The Jazz Cafe has live Jazz, Blues and Soul music performances every Friday and Saturday from 20:00-22:30 and every Sunday from 14:30-17:00.

The line-up this weekend is:
+ Fri 27 May: Ria Czerniak (Vocals) & Maurice Czerniak (Guitar)
+ Sat 28 May: Edel Meade (Vocals) with Cian Boylan

Admission is free.

www.thejazzcafedublin.ie/

The Brady’s Session

21:00, Fri 27 May

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

The Brady’s Sessions is a monthly singer/songwriter night in Gub Dandy’s at Brady’s Pub Terenure. Admission is free and this month’s Line-Up is:

Whistle, Vic Stathopoulos, Gráinne Hunt, JOAN. Sarah Buckley

Find out more details via the Facebook Page below.

www.facebook.com/events/1722631201341698/

The Business Blues Band – Gig

21:30, Fri 27 May

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

The Business Blues Band will play a gig in the Patriot’s Inn and admission is free.

dublinsessions.ie/the-patriots-inn/

Grand – Gig

22:00, Fri 27 May

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Blues, Ska, Reggae, Gypsy Swing Band “Grand”will play in Whelan’s. Admission is free until 22:30.

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

Skinny Elvis – Gig

22:00, Fri 27 May

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Irish Rockabilly Band, with Swamp Boogie, Delta Punk & Voodoo sounds “Skinny Elvis” are playing a gig in Whelan’s.

Admission is free.

P.S. What are Vodoo sounds?!??!!?!? ;-)

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/live-from-the-window-w-skinny-elvis-3/

Saturday 28 May

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Car Boot Sales – Tallaght

08:00 – 12:00, Sat 28 May

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 28 May

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 28 May

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 28 May

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 28 May

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

Battle for the Bay – Festival

10:00 – 18:00, Sat 28 May

Dollymount Strand, Clontarf, Dublin 3

Battle for the Bay is a yearly Kitesurfing and SUP (Standup Paddleboard) competition on Saturday and Sunday that has been expanded to a popular festival on Dollymount Beach. It is a good atmosphere event for the whole family and admission is free. The organiser is Puremagic Water Sports.

In addition to the Kitesurfing and SUP competitions, there will be other watersports demonstrations. On land there will be Landyacht & Kite Buggy Demos, Kite introductions for newcomers, Fun on the beach including beach volleyball, a Beach Market and a Fun Fair, live music and DJs and a Food village, Kids zone and Biodiversity village.

The music line-up on the King Kong Beach Stage is on
+ Saturday (12:00-16:30): Rachel McCormack, Backroad Smokers Club, Roisin el Cherif, Dublin Ukulele Collective, Kevyn, WOB
+ Sunday (12:00-16:00): Anti One, Evil Empire, Silent Interlude, Dublin City Rounders, The Louisiana 6

It is a super event on a nice day and it is looking good for Sat+Sun if you can believe the forecast!

Find lots more details on the website below.

battleforthebay.com/

Belgard Weekend Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 28 May

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 28 May

Jamestown Market, 90 Jamestown Road, Inchicore, Dublin 8

Jamestown Flea Market + Car Boot Sale takes place every Sat+Sun from 10:00-17:00. You can reach it from Tyrconnell Road and from Kylemore Road and it is within 3 min from Black Horse stop on the red Luas line. There is free parking.

www.jamestownmarket.com/

Marlay Park Market

10:00 – 16:00, Sat 28 May

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 28 May

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 28 May

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

“My Favourites” – Dublin City Walking Tour – Newly Revamped!!

11:00 – 13:00, Sat 28 May

Garden of Remembrance, Parnell Square, 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!”

The tours are free but donations are welcome and booking is required via myfavouritesdublincitywalktour@gmail.com or 085-2725095 Check the map in the contacts section of the website to find the Meeting Point.

Emily has the tour newly revamped, so even if you did it before, maybe check it out again.

www.dublincitywalkingtours.com/

Blackrock Market

11:00 – 17:30, Sat 28 May

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/

Pond Dipping – Children’s Event

11:00, Sat 28 May

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

Explore the weird and wonderful diversity of insects and mini beasts living in and around the pond at the Botanic Gardens. This workshop is suitable for children aged 8+

Admission is free, but booking is required via the – totally outdated – paper route: www.botanicgardens.ie/news/bookings2016.pdf

www.botanicgardens.ie/news/events.htm

Terenure Village Market

11:00 – 16:00, Sat 28 May

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 28 May

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

FIELD TEST – Science Gallery Exhibition

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 28 May

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

The exhibition “Field Test – Radical Adventures in Future Farming” (11 Mar – 05 Jun 2016) in the Science Gallery is exploring how farming will look like in the future and what new developments will change farming so that we can deal with the global food challenges.

From Farm Cyborgs (for example a Virtual Reality environment for chicken so that they can think they are free range), via odd, unique and forward looking foods (e.g. insects for improving your protein intake); growth houses for your home; very different seeds (e.g. beans that taste like beef) to the “LOCI Food Lab” (outside near the entrance to the Science Gallery) where you can get a customised snack, the exhibition has a lot of interesting exhibits that revealing, intriguing or surprising.

Like all Science Gallery exhibitions, FIELD TEST is suitable for all ages with a particular focus on the age group of 15-25, but I would say that chilren from 10 years of age can understand the whole exhibition if they get some additional explanations and there are even some exhibits that would work for younger children.

When you go to see the exhibition, get help from the Science Gallery mediators! They 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/fieldtest/

Ha’penny Flea Market

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 28 May

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/

Spanish Armada in Ireland – Re-enactment

12:00 – 13:30, Sat 28 May

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

“Living history: Spanish Armada in Ireland” is a family event presenting the cultures of Ireland, England and Spain from the late 16th century at the time of the Armada, using fashion, weaponry and domestic items.

Admission is free.

dublin.cervantes.es/FichasCultura/Ficha107758_16_2.htm

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Sat 28 May

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 28 May

The Bernard Shaw, 12 Richmond Street South, Dublin 8

The Bernard Shaw Flea Market is a weekly market (every Saturday) with approx 16 stalls, music, pizzas from the Big Blue Bus and the Bernard Shaw Garden Bar. Expect vintage clothes, shoes, jewellery, art, records, bric-a-brac and more and DJs will provide the entertainment.

Admission is free.

bodytonicmusic.com/events/the-bernard-shaw-flea-market-1/

Eason Story Time for children

14:00, Sat 28 May

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

Housing is a Human Right – Protest March

14:00, Sat 28 May

Custom House, Custom House Quay, Dublin 1

A protest march against the housing crisis from Custom House to the GPO will take place on Saturday.

www.facebook.com/events/1015560465192446/

Teddy Bear Tour – Natural History Museum

14:00 – 15:00, Sat 28 May

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

Learn more about animals that are usually made into cuddly toys, but who are not all friendly in real life. And bring your own Teddy Bear to this event.

Admission is free and the 20 places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=2910

Edible Window Boxes – Drop by Demo

14:30, Sat 28 May

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

Lack of space shouldn’t stop you from growing your own vegetables and herbs. Learn the dos and don’ts of herb growing. Whether you have a window box or hanging basket or even just a patch of soil.

Admission is free.

www.botanicgardens.ie/news/events.htm

After the Easter Rising: The Executions

15:00, Sat 28 May

Coolock Public Library, Barryscourt Road, Coolock, Dublin 17

“After the Easter Rising: The Executions” is a talk by author and historian Donal Fallon.

Admission is free, but booking is required via 01-8477781.

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

Qi Walk

16:30, Sat 28 May

Blackrock Park, Rock Road, Blackrock, Co. Dublin

Did you ever want to learn Qi Gong or Tai Chi? But did not have enough time to learn it?

A Qi Walk is the most effective way to get the positive effects of the work with Qi in an easy way and you are invited to a free Qi Walk on Saturday. It will calm and relax you, to increase your physical well-being.

The walk will last about 20-30 minutes and is suitable for everyone who simply wants to find calmness, relaxation and harmony in their busy lives.

Admission is free, but registration is required. Contact Katharina via info@xiufengshui.com or ring 01 441 2387

Meeting point is the Blackrock Dart Station.

www.xiufengshui.com/en/#qiwalk

Early House – Gig

20:00, Sat 28 May

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

8-piece Soul and Funk band “Early House” will perform in the Harbour Bar,

Admission is free.

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

Saturday Night Live – The Wine Cave

20:00 – 22:30, Sat 28 May

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 28 May

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

The Jazz Cafe has live Jazz, Blues and Soul music performances every Friday and Saturday from 20:00-22:30 and every Sunday from 14:30-17:00.

The line-up this weekend is:
+ Fri 27 May: Ria Czerniak (Vocals) & Maurice Czerniak (Guitar)
+ Sat 28 May: Edel Meade (Vocals) with Cian Boylan

Admission is free.

www.thejazzcafedublin.ie/

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Sat 28 May

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/

The Springsteens Live

22:00, Sat 28 May

The Church Restaurant & Bar, Jervis Street/Mary Street, Dublin 1

The 6-piece Bruce Springsteen Tribute Band “The Springsteens Live” will be in the Church.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/668694656615186/

Grand – Gig

22:30, Sat 28 May

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Grand, will play their mix of music from Blues to Ska, Reggae and Swing to Gypsy Folk.

Admission is free until 22:30

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

Sunday 29 May

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Car Boot Sales – Ballymun

08:00 – 13:00, Sun 29 May

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

Battle for the Bay – Festival

10:00 – 18:00, Sun 29 May

Dollymount Strand, Clontarf, Dublin 3

Battle for the Bay is a yearly Kitesurfing and SUP (Standup Paddleboard) competition on Saturday and Sunday that has been expanded to a popular festival on Dollymount Beach. It is a good atmosphere event for the whole family and admission is free. The organiser is Puremagic Water Sports.

In addition to the Kitesurfing and SUP competitions, there will be other watersports demonstrations. On land there will be Landyacht & Kite Buggy Demos, Kite introductions for newcomers, Fun on the beach including beach volleyball, a Beach Market and a Fun Fair, live music and DJs and a Food village, Kids zone and Biodiversity village.

The music line-up on the King Kong Beach Stage is on
+ Saturday (12:00-16:30): Rachel McCormack, Backroad Smokers Club, Roisin el Cherif, Dublin Ukulele Collective, Kevyn, WOB
+ Sunday (12:00-16:00): Anti One, Evil Empire, Silent Interlude, Dublin City Rounders, The Louisiana 6

It is a super event on a nice day and it is looking good for Sat+Sun if you can believe the forecast!

Find lots more details on the website below.

battleforthebay.com/

Belgard Weekend Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 29 May

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 29 May

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 29 May

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 29 May

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 29 May

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

Africa Day 2016

11:00 – 18:00, Sun 29 May

Farmleigh House, Castleknock end of Phoenix Park, Dublin 15

This year’s Africa Day event will take place again at Farmleigh House in Phoenix Park. Irish Aid and the embassies from seven African countries are organising this event. Admission is free.

There will be LOTS of music, food, an African Bazaar, a Dance Zone, Drumming Workshops and a Kids Zone with workshops and storytelling and games etc. .

On the main stage AE Mak, NC Grey, Feather, Sidiki Dembele, Ajo Arkestra and Kila (17:00-18:00) will perform. In addition there will be a stage with Rap, Hip-hop and R’n’ B and a third stage with up-and-coming African and African-influenced acts.

Farmleigh House & Estate will be buzzing!! There will be plenty of food on offer, but you can also bring a picnic if you prefer (alcohol is not permitted, though).

Very limited car parking is available and therefore it is strongly recommended that you arrive on public transport. A free shuttle bus will bring you from the bus stop on Parkgate Street to Farmleigh House.

africaday.ie/dublin/

Drumcondra Village Market

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 29 May

Arts and Business Campus, 40 Drumcondra Road Lower

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

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/DrumcondraVillageMarket

Dublin Flea Market

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 29 May

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

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

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

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

Dun Laoghaire Market

11:00 – 16:00, Sun 29 May

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 29 May

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

Pets in the City

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 29 May

Smithfield Square, Dublin 7

Pets in the City is a free family event for all animal lovers. It is organised by Dublin City, the DSPCA and King of Paws.

There will be Dog Show and Dog Agility workshops, a Reptile Corner, a small animal farm, Children’s Talks & Entertainment, some stalls selling animal-related goods. The DSPCA will also microchip and provide pet health advice.

A schedule of the day’s events is here.

www.petsinthecity.ie/

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Sun 29 May

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 29 May

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/

FIELD TEST – Science Gallery Exhibition

12:00 – 18:00, Sun 29 May

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

The exhibition “Field Test – Radical Adventures in Future Farming” (11 Mar – 05 Jun 2016) in the Science Gallery is exploring how farming will look like in the future and what new developments will change farming so that we can deal with the global food challenges.

From Farm Cyborgs (for example a Virtual Reality environment for chicken so that they can think they are free range), via odd, unique and forward looking foods (e.g. insects for improving your protein intake); growth houses for your home; very different seeds (e.g. beans that taste like beef) to the “LOCI Food Lab” (outside near the entrance to the Science Gallery) where you can get a customised snack, the exhibition has a lot of interesting exhibits that revealing, intriguing or surprising.

Like all Science Gallery exhibitions, FIELD TEST is suitable for all ages with a particular focus on the age group of 15-25, but I would say that chilren from 10 years of age can understand the whole exhibition if they get some additional explanations and there are even some exhibits that would work for younger children.

When you go to see the exhibition, get help from the Science Gallery mediators! They 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/fieldtest/

Guided Walks – Botanic Gardens

12:00 – 15:30, Sun 29 May

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 29 May

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 Temenos with Laoise O’Brien, recorder and Paul Roe, clarinets. They will play works by Orlando di Lasso; Geminiani; Mozart; Derek Ball;Sebastian Adams; Kenneth Edge; Dylan Rynhart and Ultan O’Brien.

www.hughlane.ie/past-sunday-concerts/1516-sundaysnoon-temenos-2016

Leonoardo, from the National Gallery London – Film Screening

12:30 – 14:00, Sun 29 May

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

A remarkable event at London’s National Gallery assembled the largest ever collection of Leonardo’s surviving paintings for a unique exhibition “Leonardo da Vinci: Painter at the Court of Milan”.

The film captures the excitement of the opening night occasion and provides a fascinating exploration of Leonardo’s great works. Art historian and broadcaster Tim Marlow explains the great masterpieces. An biography and reflections on Leonardo’s influence since his death 500 years ago is also included in the film.

Admission is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/en/whatson/Film/Leonardo_on_Screen_May29.aspx

Irish National War Memorial Gardens – Family Day

13:30 – 16:30, Sun 29 May

Irish National War Memorial Gardens, off South Circular Road, Dublin, Islandbridge, Dublin 8

The Irish National War Memorial Gardens is a really pretty garden that the mjority of Dubliners have never seen. It is situated between Kilmainham and the Liffey near Islandbridge. If you have never been there, then this weekend might be the perfect opportunity for you: A Family Day takes place at the Gardens.

There will be a Living History World War I re-enactment group, a guided tour of the gardens and Book Rooms and recitals of poetry from the war poets Thomas Kettle, Francis Ledwidge and more.

For children, there will be face painters and kids storytellers on site.

Admission is free.

www.phoenixpark.ie/newsevents/title,36391,en.html

Arbour Hill Cemetery Tour

14:00, Sun 29 May

Arbour Hill Cemetery, Arbour Hill, Dublin 7

As part of the 1916-2016 Centenary Commemorations, a free tour will take at Arbour Hill Cemetery every Sunday at 14:00. (from March until end of October).

No booking necessary. The meeting point is at the 1916 Memorial Wall towards the back of the cemetery.

www.phoenixpark.ie/newsevents/title,36143,en.html

Dublin Sketchers – Sunday Meet-up

14:00, Sun 29 May

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 29 May

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

Royal Hibernian Gallery Children’s Art Cart

14:00 – 16:30, Sun 29 May

Royal Hibernian Academy, 15 Ely Place, Dublin 2

Come to the Family Drawing every Sunday in the RHA Gallery. All children are welcome to use the RHA Art Cart, in the RHA Atrium. Find out all details via the link below.

Admission is free.

www.rhagallery.ie/visit/art-cart/

Stella Bass Jazz Trio

14:00 – 16:00, Sun 29 May

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

Zarafa – Film Screening

14:00, Sun 29 May

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

An animated story of a young African orphan’s journey to find his place in the world is the topic of this film. from 2012. (PG, 78min)

Admission is free.

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

Tango on the Beach – Battle for the Bay

14:30 – 16:00, Sun 29 May

Dollymount Strand, Dublin 3

Compadrito Tango, tango teachers in Ireland since 2004, will be at the Battle for the Bay with a

+ Tango Group Performance on stage at 14:30 and a
+ Tango Flashmob on the beach from 14:35–16:00

Admission is free and it is all part of the Battle for the Bay festival.

tangofever.net

Documentary about ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

15:00, Sun 29 May

Crowne Plaza Hotel Blanchardstown, Blanchardstown Shopping Centre, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15

The Irish ME/CFS Association invites to a free screenings of the documentary on Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) “Forgotten Plague” in the Crowne Plaza in Blanchardstown.

Around 12,000 people in Ireland are thought to suffer from Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME), now often diagnosed under the name Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). Symptoms include overwhelming flu-like exhaustion made worse by exertion (physical or mental exertion), muscle and joint pains, sore throats, swollen glands, disturbed sleep, impaired concentration & memory, dizziness and headaches. A particular feature of the disease is that the condition waxes and wanes over time and symptoms can fluctuate a great deal from day to day, or even within a day.

www.irishmecfs.org

Leonardo’s Cities – Florence, Milan, Rome – Talk

15:00 – 15:45, Sun 29 May

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

“Leonardo’s Cities – Florence, Milan, Rome” with Dr Lynda Mulvin, University College Dublin is part of a free lecture series looking at the theme of ‘Leonardo da Vinci: Artist, Inventor, Renaissance Man’,

Admission is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/en/whatson/Talks/Sunday_Talks/Sunday_29May.aspx

Museum Tour – National Print Museum

15:00 – 16:30, Sun 29 May

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

Proclaiming a Republic: The 1916 Rising – Tour

15:00 – 15:45, Sun 29 May

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

Join this tour of the new ‘Proclaiming a Republic: The 1916 Rising’ exhibition, looking at some of the highlights of the Museum’s extensive Easter Week collection.

Admission is free and no booking required, places allocated on a first come basis 15 minutes before tour starts.

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=2900

Sonora – Swedish Choir Concert

15:00, Sun 29 May

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

Sonora is a 35-strong choir with a repertoire that reaches from modern pop/rock via traditional Swedish choir lyrics to sacred music.

They will perform a concert in the Unitarian Church and admission is free. www.sonora.nu

www.dublinunitarianchurch.org/events/

The Long and Lonely Sky by Dermot Bolger – Book Launch

15:00 – 16:00, Sun 29 May

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

A reading by Dermot Bolger to mark the official launch of his new novel The Lonely Sea and the Sky.

Based on a true incident in Irish history, the book is a coming-of-age novel, charting the maiden voyage of a 14 year old Jack Roche. Having lost his father when another neutral Irish ship was sunk by a U-boat on this treacherous Lisbon route, Jack takes his father’s place to earn a seaman’s wage and feed his family.

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

www.eventbrite.com/e/book-launch-the-long-and-lonely-sky-by-dermot-bolger-tickets-24776680719?ref=devg

Bal Folk – European Folk Dance Session

16:00, Sun 29 May

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 29 May

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 29 May

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 29 May

Arthur’s Pub, 28 Thomas Street, Dublin 8

At the Jawbone Gig night in Arthur’s Pub, Acoustic Folk & Blues will be performed every Sunday. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/pages/Jawbone-Dublin-Acoustic-Folk-Blues-Commune/724102984268967

www.facebook.com/ArthursPub

Gardiner Street Gospel Choir Mass

19:30 – 20:30, Sun 29 May

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

Bob Spring and the Calling Sirens – Gig

20:00, Sun 29 May

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

Dark Country, Rock ‘n’ Roll and Blues will be played by Bob Spring & the Calling Sirens at this gig.

Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/bob-spring-and-the-calling-sirens-event

Apollo Sessions

20:30, Sun 29 May

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 29 May

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 29 May

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 with live music (Rockabilly) and DJs. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/rhythmrocker

Billy Treacy & The Ha’Penny Heads

21:30, Sun 29 May

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 29 May

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 29 May

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

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

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

Monday 30 May

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‘Choose Your Own Tracks’ – Photo Trail

11:00 – 13:00, Mon 30 May

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 chooseyourowntracksphototrail@gmail.com or 085-2725095

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Mon 30 May

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

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

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Mon 30 May

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

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

www.ifi.ie/

Low priced books with free delivery!

13:00, Mon 30 May

Dublin (various locations)

Free Delivery on all Books at the Book Depository

If you regularly or occasionally buy books online, you can help the Dublin Event Guide hugely even without having to pay cent directly. In fact you even save money this way:

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

www.bookdepository.com?a_aid=dubevg

If you prefer Amazon to buy your books (for free postage you need to order a minimum of GBP 25), then use this Amazon link to help the Dublin Event Guide. Thanks!

Introduction to 3D printing

18:00 – 20:00, Mon 30 May

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 below.

www.eventbrite.ie/e/introduction-to-3d-printing-for-adults-dlr-lexicon-tickets-24285878717?ref=devg

The Rosary: The Object’s Affect – Talk

18:00, Mon 30 May

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

Patricia Clough (Professor of Sociology and Women’s Studies at the Graduate Center and Queens College of the City University of New York (CUNY)) will ….

…..”make use of her childhood memory of praying to take up the recent turn in philosophy to aesthetics and engagement with the liveliness of objects, their affective force, both attractive and repulsive. Once thought to be the realm of evil, aesthetics today is a resource for rethinking practices of knowing and being, from the intimate to the cosmological, from the human to the more than human.”

Got it? :-O

Admission os free, but registration is required via CONLONCE@TCD.IE

www.tcd.ie/trinitylongroomhub/events/details/2016/2016-05-30patricia_clough.php

Stop TTIP – Meeting

19:00, Mon 30 May

Iveagh Grounds, 198-246 Crumlin Road, Dublin 12

Joan Collins (TD) and Luke Flanagan (MEP) are inviting to a meeting that will inform people about the secretly negotiated TTIP agreement between the USA and Europe. The intention is to launch an automonous local Anti TTIP group.

Admission is free.

The venue is a sports facility in Crumlin.

www.facebook.com/events/278584995816504/

Raynaud’s & Scleroderma – Support Group

19:30, Mon 30 May

Wilton Hotel, Southern Cross Road, Bray, Co. Dublin

A support group for patients with Raynaud’s condition and Scleroderma (rare diseases) is meeting on Monday 30 May in Bray opposite the Kilruddery Estate.

It’s an informal get-together over a coffee/tea or drink where support and information is provided to anyone affected by these diseases. Everyone is welcome, patients, family members, friends.

Admission is free.

Lazy Band – Gig

20:00, Mon 30 May

Arthur’s Pub, 28 Thomas Street, Dublin 8

The Lazy Band are an ensemble of musicians who come together to play in a relaxed and free flowing environment. The set-list is never certain but often includes americana, folk, roots, trad, country and even a bit of soul from time to time.

Special guest on Monday will be Keith Burke.

Admission is free.

Song Cycle

20:00, Mon 30 May

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 30 May

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 30 May

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/

Hot House Big Band – Gig

20:45, Mon 30 May

Bad Bob’s, 35 Essex Street East, Dublin 2

The Hot House Big Band is a 17-piece Swing Orchestra with some of the best jazz and brass musicians in Ireland.

They performed every week in the Mercantile for 6 years (an event that was not free) and re now starting their new residency in Bad Bob’s. And the great news is that from now admission to their performance every Monday (apart from bank holidays) will be free!

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 23:00, Mon 30 May

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 30 May

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 30 May

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

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

dublinsessions.ie/mother-reillys/

Donal Kirk & Jimmy Smyth – Gig

21:30, Mon 30 May

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

Donal Kirk and Jimmy Smyth 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/974-donal-kirk-and-jimmy-smyth296.html?month=5&year=2016

Tuesday 31 May

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Conflict + The City – Architectural Conference

08:30 – 17:00, Tue 31 May

Liberty Hall, 33 Eden Quay, Dublin 1

Conflict + The City is a free 2-day conference on Tuesday and Wednesday organised by Dublin City Council and the School of Architecture in UCD. Admission is free, but at the time of writing this, there were only 58 tickets remaining. So hurry to the Eventbrite link to book tickets if you are interested,

1916 is over, now we need to move on to the next historical period and it doesn’t get necessarily easier to explain what happened afterwards. This conference focuses on the architectural development of Dublin after the destructions in 1916 and in the following years.

“The two-day public conference will explore the street conflicts in Dublin from 1916 to 1922, as key moments and aspects in pursuit of Irish independence, which led to major architectural destruction, and which in turn brought about significant urban rebuilding schemes. Thinking about the physical make-up of the city, especially the commercial spaces of Dublin’s north city centre, much of how we move through, spend time in and experience the city comes out of these 1920s reconstruction projects. So then, the scars of conflict and the efforts towards rebuilding resonate through Dublin’s architecture today, almost 100 years later.”

But since destruction and reconstruction was not unique to Dublin in the first half of the last century, it will be compared to other cities: from contemporary Beirut to Blitz-time London; from Cold War bunkers to Belfast’s peace-lines.

www.conflictandthecity.ie/

Book tickets here: www.eventbrite.ie/e/conflict-the-city-tickets-22649969669?ref=devg

www.eventbrite.ie/e/conflict-the-city-tickets-22649969669?ref=devg

Treasured Sheets – Drawings in the Renaissance – Talk

10:30 – 11:15, Tue 31 May

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

“Treasured Sheets – Drawings in the Renaissance” with Anne Hodge (Curator of Prints & Drawings, National Gallery of Ireland) is part of a free lecture series looking at the theme of ‘Leonardo da Vinci: Artist, Inventor, Renaissance Man’,

Admission is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/en/whatson/Talks/Tuesday_Talks/Tues_31May.aspx

“My Favourites” – Dublin City Walking Tour

11:00 – 13:00, Tue 31 May

Garden of Remembrance, Parnell Square, 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!”

The tours are free but donations are welcome and booking is required via myfavouritesdublincitywalktour@gmail.com or 085-2725095 Check the map in the contacts section of the website to find the Meeting Point.

www.dublincitywalkingtours.com/

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Tue 31 May

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

Get Ahead – Networking for Success – Talk

13:00 – 14:00, Tue 31 May

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

Tom Mitchell (Consultant with JobNet Programme, Jobcare (as part of the Career and Development Programme)) will talk about “Networking for Success”.

Admission is free.

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-culture-and-amenities-dublin-city-public-libraries-and-archive-events/may-2016

World Dance Music – Guitar Recital

13:15, Tue 31 May

Cabra Library, Navan Road, Dublin 7

Guitarists Gerard Boyle and Luke Tobin will perform well known world music selections arranged for two Spanish guitars.

Admission is free.

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-culture-and-amenities-dublin-city-public-libraries-and-archive-events/bealtaine-5

North Strand Bombing 75th Anniversary Commemoration

14:30, Tue 31 May

Charleville Mall Library, North Strand, Dublin 1

On the night of 30/31 May 1941, four bombs were dropped by German aircraft on the North Strand area of Dublin, killing 28, injuring over 90, and destroying 300 houses. To commemorate the 75th Anniversary of this tragedyhistorian and archivist of St John Ambulance Brigade Padraig Allen will outline how the Brigade coped with the injured and dying in North Strand.

The North Strand Bombing Exhibition will be on display and extracts from the Dublin City Archives Oral History Project with survivors of the bombing will also be played.

Admission is free, but booking is required via 01 8749619

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

Artist Talk: Declan Clarke + Gerard Byrne

18:00, Tue 31 May

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

Artist and filmmaker Declan Clarke will talk with artist Gerard Byrne about Clarke’s exhibition “The Hopeless End of a Great Dream” at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios.

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

www.eventbrite.ie/e/artist-talk-declan-clarke-in-conversation-with-gerard-byrne-tickets-25315685898?ref=devg

Drop in Maker Evening

18:00, Tue 31 May

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 below.

www.eventbrite.ie/e/drop-in-maker-evenings-dlr-lexicon-tickets-24456519107?ref=devg

Table Top Tuesdays – Board Game Night

18:30, Tue 31 May

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/1695079290743330/

The Invention of Italy – Garibaldi and the Expedition of the Thousand

18:30, Tue 31 May

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

The talk “The Invention of Italy – Garibaldi and the Expedition of the Thousand” is the next event in the “Invention of Italy” series.

The Expedition of the Thousand (Italian Spedizione dei Mille) was an event of the Italian Risorgimento that took place in 1860. A corps of volunteers led by Giuseppe Garibaldi landed in Sicily in order to conquer the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies, ruled by the Bourbons. It is a story of passion and courage, of heroic deeds, of idealism and of sacrifice.

Lucy Riall will speak about thie Expedition.

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

www.iicdublino.esteri.it/IIC_Dublino/webform/SchedaEvento.aspx?id=709&citta=Dublino

Dublin Bluegrass Collective – Gig

20:00, Tue 31 May

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

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

www.facebook.com/Sin.E.Pub

Ukulele Tuesday – Jam&Gig

20:00 – 22:00, Tue 31 May

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

Anocht – Gig Night

20:30, Tue 31 May

Arthur’s Pub, 28 Thomas Street, Dublin 8

A new weekly gig night for new bands is running in Arthur’s Pub. It is called “Anocht” and happens every Tuesday. At the next event the line-up will be Aaron Bowden and Butterfly Cloud Club.

In addition to the music, there will be a visual show.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/AnochtatArthurs/

Blue Moon Folk and Blues – Gig

20:30, Tue 31 May

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/

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 23:00, Tue 31 May

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

The Lounge Quintet – Jazz Gig

21:00, Tue 31 May

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

International Bar Jazz Night

21:30, Tue 31 May

The International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

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

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

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

www.international-bar.com/jazz/

Wednesday 01 Jun

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Free Wednesday – Free Entrance to OPW Heritage Sites

09:00, Wed 01 Jun

Various heritage locations in Dublin

Entry charges at some OPW Heritage sites are waived once a month, on the “Free Wednesday”, the first Wednesday of the month. The Office of Public Works (OPW), who looks after the state owned heritage sites, wants to encourage people to visit the historic sites that it manages and has therefore started this great initiative in 2011.

Most OPW managed sites can already be visited for free (e.g. Farmleigh House, Phoenix Park, National Botanic Gardens, Pearse Museum, etc), but some sites that normally charge a fee will be free every first Wednesday as well. In the (extended) Greater Dublin Area this means you can visit the following sites for free:
+ Dublin Castle, State Apartments
+ The Casino, Marino
+ Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre at Newgrange
+ Glendalough Visitor Centre in Wicklow

In the past Kilmainham Gaol (the most popular site) and Rathfarnham Castle were also on that list, but it seems that they both have been removed. Which is a big loss. With that in mind, there is a high risk that worse will happen to the Free Wednesday in coming months. Use it as long as it lasts.

Last month, things changed half-way through the Tuesday before the Free Wednesday, so I strongly recommend that you check the “Free Wednesday” link on the left of www.heritageireland.ie to find out if more got changed. …and in case the link is gone, that is a bad bad sign.

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

www.heritageireland.ie/

Creative Den Drawing Session – Rua Red

11:00, Wed 01 Jun

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 01 Jun

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

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

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Wed 01 Jun

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/

Havana International Language Exchange

16:30 – 19:30, Wed 01 Jun

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

Bugs vs Drugs: Antibiotic Resistance & Farming

18:00 – 19:30, Wed 01 Jun

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

The Health Research Board discusses the threat that antibiotic resistance poses to global public health.

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), the use and misuse of antibiotics accelerates the emergence of drug-resistant bacterial strains. If these new strains of bacteria cause an infection, there will be no immediate treatment and the patient may die. In the U.S., 700,000 deaths occur every year due to antibiotic resistance.

Antibiotics are not just used to treat human infections, but are also being misused in animal agriculture. 80% of all antibiotics sold in the U.S. are for animal agriculture.

Wired and National Geographic journalist and author of SUPERBUG, Maryn McKenna, Andrew Murphy (GP and Director of the HRB Primary Care Clinical Trial Network Ireland) and Fidelma Fitzpatrick (Senior Lecturer at RCSI and Consultant Microbiologist at Beaumont Hospital) will discuss this problem.

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

www.eventbrite.com/event/25243799885?ref=devg

Jean Echenoz in discussion

18:30, Wed 01 Jun

Alliance Francaise, 1 Kildare Street, Dublin 2

Jean Echenoz is a famous French writer who has won many prizes. His last book “Envoyee Speciale” will bring you on a journey from Paris through the French countryside to Korea.

He will be interviewed by Emer O’Beirne (Senior Lecturer in UCD).

Admission is free, but booking is required via rsvp@alliance-francaise.ie

Back Door Sessions – Open Mic Night

19:00, Wed 01 Jun

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

King Kong Club – Band Competition

20:00, Wed 01 Jun

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

The King Kong Club is a weekly music game-show in Whelan’s.

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. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/TheKingKongClubDublin

Anseo Comedy Club

20:30, Wed 01 Jun

Anseo, 18 Camden Street Lower, Dublin 2

The Anseo Comedy Club 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 01 Jun

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/Gig

20:30, Wed 01 Jun

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 01 Jun

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

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

www.dublinsessions.ie/gypsy.html

Los Paradiso – Gig

21:00, Wed 01 Jun

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

Trad Session

21:30, Wed 01 Jun

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 02 Jun

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Picture Clinic – National Gallery

10:00 – 12:00, Thu 02 Jun

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

National Gallery Curators appraise paintings, prints and drawings brought into the Gallery. The Picture Clinic takes place on the first Thursday of every month (except August and January). No appointments necessary.

Admission is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/en/whatson/PictureClinic/June_Picture_Clinic.aspx

Grangegorman Military Cemetery – Tour

11:00, Thu 02 Jun

Grangegorman Cemetery, Blackhorse Avenue, Dublin 7

Every Thursday a free tour of Grangegorman Military Cemetery on Blackhorse Avenue takes place. Meet inside the Cemetery Gates. Admission is free and everybody is welcome. Ring 01-6770095 for more information and to check if the tour is going ahead.

www.phoenixpark.ie/newsevents/title,24861,en.html

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Thu 02 Jun

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

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

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

The Green Door Market

12:00 – 19:00, Thu 02 Jun

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

European Soldiers & Cultural Encounters in the Long 19th Century –

13:00, Thu 02 Jun

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

This is a 3-day conference about the encounters soldiers had in the many wars of the 19th century and how this created a cultural mapping.

All detail are in the downloadable PDF brochure here. Admission is free, but pre-booking is required (See bottom of page 3 of the PDF.)

Music at the Unitarian Church 2016 – Organ

13:00, Thu 02 Jun

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

In the series “Music at the Unitarian Church 2016”, Patrice Keegan will perform an organ concert.

Admission is free.

www.dublinunitarianchurch.org/events/

The Vegetal, the Cursive and the Geometric Three Aspects of Islamic Art – Tour

13:10, Thu 02 Jun

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

The In Focus Tour “The Vegetal, the Cursive and the Geometric Three Aspects of Islamic Art” will take place with Nateghe Moane. Guide, Chester Beatty Library.

Admission is free.

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

Yeats 2016: Public Tour of the Yeats Exhibition

14:00, Thu 02 Jun

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

This is a tour of the exhibition “Yeats: THe Life and Works of William Butler Yeats”, which takes place on every first Thursday of the month. The tour will introduce the life and work of W.B.Yeats and after the tour you can listen to a selection of voices speaking some of his best loved poems, including Easter 1916.

Admission is free,

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

Brazilian Dance – Forró

18:00, Thu 02 Jun

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

Decoding Cancer: Stacking the Odds against Cancer – Talk

18:00 – 19:30, Thu 02 Jun

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

The Irish Cancer Society presents the first in a series of talks around cancer and they will ask the questions: Is it part genes, part luck, or part lifestyle? And can you stack the odds against getting cancer?

Annie Anderson (Co-director of the Centre for Research into Cancer Prevention and Screening at the School of Medicine, University of Dundee, Scotland) believes you cannot change what you’re born with but you can make changes to reduce your risk of cancer.

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

www.eventbrite.com/event/25345970480?ref=devg

Inspired by Leonardo – Drop-in Drawing Course

18:00 – 19:00, Thu 02 Jun

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

“Inspired by Leonardo: Drop-in Drawing” with Fintan Mahon is a series of eight, free life-drawing workshops looking at the influence of Leonardo da Vinci that will be led by professional artists and tutors. The workshops are for adults and teens and all materials will be provided. Places are limited to 25 participants on a first come first served basis. Arrive early to secure a place.

Admission is free and no booking required, places are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.
Workshops take place Thursday evenings from 18:00-19;00 from 12 May to 30 June 2016

www.nationalgallery.ie/en/whatson/Drawing_Courses/Drop-in_LifeDrawing/Leonardo_12May.aspx

Little Museum of Dublin – Free Admission Thursday

18:00 – 20:00, Thu 02 Jun

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/

Casement and the Lawyers – Talk

18:30, Thu 02 Jun

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

“Casement and the Lawyers: Hanged by a Comma, Throttled by a Semicolon?” with Donal O’Donnell

Donal O’Donnell is a judge of the Supreme Court. He will discuss legal aspects of the trial and appeal, the lawyers involved and the manner in which the proceedings are portrayed in Lavery’s painting.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/591376884360286/

The Xchange – Language Exchange

19:00, Thu 02 Jun

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

Thursday Night Board Gaming

19:00, Thu 02 Jun

Robert Read Bar, 19 Store Street, Dublin 1

And this is the third (!) Board Gaming night in Dublin! They are taking over! ;-)

It is a weekly event and on Thursday the focus is on Introductory Board Games, so if you haven’t for a while (or ever) played Board Games, this is for you.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/IGAGamesNights/

Des Hopkins Jazz Band – Gig

20:00, Thu 02 Jun

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

The Des Hopkins Jazz Band will play finest Dixieland Jazz and mainstream standards.

Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/des-hopkins-jazz-band-event2

Dimestore Recordings presents

20:00, Thu 02 Jun

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

Fresh Meat – Gig Night

20:00 – 23:00, Thu 02 Jun

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

On 02 June and then every first Thursday of the month, Fresh Meat will present new Irish acts to you.

The line-up is Bodies, Just Mustard, Kevin Lacey and at 20:00 there will be an Open Slot.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1085654358180627/

Singer Songwriter Night – Mother Reilly’s

21:00, Thu 02 Jun

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 02 Jun

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

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

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

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

International Bar Jazz Night

21:30, Thu 02 Jun

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 02 Jun

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.

Admission is free.

www.frankryans.com

McLoughlin’s Trad Night

21:30, Thu 02 Jun

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 02 Jun

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 02 Jun

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/

Honey Beard – Gig

22:30, Thu 02 Jun

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Honey Beard is an Irish/Canadian Electronic Dark-Pop duo from Toronto, Canada. They will play a gig in Whelan’s MIdnight Hour and admission is free before 22:30 or if you sign up for the guest list.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/midnight-hour-w-honey-beard/

Friday 03 Jun

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National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Fri 03 Jun

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

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

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

The Green Door Market

12:00 – 19:00, Fri 03 Jun

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

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13:00, Fri 03 Jun

Various locations in Dublin and Dun Laoghaire

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Cornucopia – Live Music

19:30 – 21:30, Fri 03 Jun

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

Track Dogs – Gig

20:00, Fri 03 Jun

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

The Track Dogs will play Americana in the Harbour Bar.

Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/track-dogs-event1

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Fri 03 Jun

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 03 Jun

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

Events Coming Up

Dublin Mountains Partnership – Guided Walks

08+11+15+18+25 May

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 May there will be 5 walks/hikes on 08+11+15+18+25 May.

All walks are free, but pre-registration is required (details are on the website).

Not free, but interesting nevertheless:

Dublin Dance Festival 17-28 May

International Literature Festival Dublin 2016: 21-29 May

Forbidden Fruit 2016: 03-05 June

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This is odd

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

Big Time Crime vs Small Time Crime: Speed Limits and Killing people!

I got caught breaking the law! Yes, it is hard to admit (especially for a German :-) ), but I did break the law (unintentionally) and I got caught AND paid for it. A few weeks ago, I drove home on a very quiet Sunday evening on a well built and well lit street in Dublin. Hardly any traffic, no pedestrians or cyclists and I was not distracted by mobile phone or anything else. All was well…

…until about two weeks later when a letter arrived, telling me that I was recklessly breaking the law. What a bad boy! I know! I drove 59 km/h in a 50 km/h zone. I had to pay EUR 80 and will be punished for three years due to the 3 points I also got.

Interestingly, if I had driven 120km/h in a 50km/h zone, I would have been punished in the EXACT same way. Odd!!!

Then on Tuesday, I heard about the shooting of another gang member of the two feuding Dublin criminal gangs. We might think, that it is not the worst if they terminate each other, but keep in mind that in every killing one side will win over the other and it will give that “winning” side more power, which is never a good thing when you talk about criminals. These ongoing killings are a bad bad thing on another level. As we have seen, the risk for random bystanders is significant, because these killers seem to have trouble at times knowing who they really want to get and also because they are getting more and more ruthless.

So how does my speeding tickets link to the gang war in Dublin? — It doesn’t really! I am not the type of person who complains that the police should spend their time on hunting down the big criminals and let the small criminals go. I broke the law and got punished, which is annoying but fair. But when it comes to fairness, it seems that bigger criminals get away with a lot more.

For Friday of this week a big “clampdown” on speeding has been announced. It’s easy!! Put up a few vans around the country in locations that are not really accident hotspots and then just send the tickets by post. You will get lots of money back and have a nice Press Release about the success and the catching of the criminals.

At the same time, the gangs, make millions through drugs and from their HUGE amount of properties that most likely were bought from drug money as well. Clampdown? Not much!

Is it resources? I don’t think so! It is just easier to get honest people to own up and pay up for their small crimes than to get criminals to own up to their big crimes. It not wrong to punish the small time criminals, but it is wrong to let the big time criminals get away with as much as they do.

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