Dublin Event Guide 470: UCD Festival, Coderdojo Coolest Projects, Bikefest, Cargobike Race, Science Gallery Exhibition Launch

June 18th, 2016
DEG Dublin Event Guide (for free events)

No. 470 | 17 June 2016

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Hi all!

This week, I am posting the first update a good bit earlier than most week. This is because I already have a lot of events for the weekend in there AND because there are two big events that start already from 09:00 on Saturday, although you can still arrive later in the day: The UCD Festival (tickets still available) and the Coderdojo Coolest Projects Awards.

In addition Saturday is the good weather day this weekend, so I better equip you with a list of things to do. Sunday looks wet and grey if my forecast is right.

But despite my hard work, I didn’t get ALL events in. So I will update them throughout the morning (and early afternoon) on Saturday and will send the final mail out when all is included. The updates throughout the day will happen on the website and in the smart phone app.

This is the FINAL version and 28 (!) events were added to the preliminary version posted online this morning.

Super helpful donors last week, so the required amount before the end of the month went down to to EUR 60. Thanks for all the help! Can YOU also help?

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

Have an event-full weekend and week,

–Joerg

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Feel good slot

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

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Last week Adam J, Marie C S, Colm D and Niamh D were so wonderful to help the Dublin Event Guide with a donation. Thanks a lot! Please keep in mind that without donations there won’t be a Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events): Your donation will ensure that the Dublin Event Guide will continue arriving in your Inbox every week and every donation will benefit EVERY Dublin Event Guide reader!

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

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

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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 Saturday is the sunny day and Sunday is – accroding to the forecasts – a wet and grey day. So get out on Saturday!! Unfortunately, though the outdoors events are on Sunday with Bikefest in St. Anne’s Park and the Cargobike Race in Phoenix Park (Is it odd to think that they both could have happened in the same park???)

The Coderdojo Coolest Project event and the UCD Festival are both on Saturday.

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Car Sharing – A new company is entering the market

For a long time GoCar was the only Car Sharing initiative in Ireland. It is a great service for people that only sometimes need access to a car and we all have seen the white Go Cars with the green writing on it. GoCar already launched back in 2010 and they have hundreds of cars on the street. A great service!

But things move on and while GoCar currently still says “Ireland’s Only Car Sharing Company” in their tag line on the website, this has changed now.

Toyota Ireland has announced the launch of their Yuko Car Sharing club. At the moment, they will only have three bases and 15 cars (all hybrid cars!), so they are still far behind GoCar, but it is just the start for the YUKO Car Club. Let’s see how competiton might impact this area. Find out more details about Yuko at yuko.toyota.ie

Dublin Event Guide on Air – UNFIXED Web-Radio show

On Thursday, Adam and Toby from the web-radio show UNFIXED invited me to come to their show. Adam is a Dublin Event Guide subscriber and supporter since 2008 (!) and they run their web-radio show for the last 10 years. It is a quirky programme and it was a lot of fun to meet up with the UNFIXED crew and to do the interview. :-)

If you want to listen to the show, you can do so at UNFIXED.filetap.com Have a listen to the whole show if you can! But if you have only limited time available and only want to hear the part about the Dublin Event Guide, then go to 00:20 (20 minutes in).

Thanks to Adam, Toby and Nina. It was fun. ;-)

Stockphotos for Bloggers and Graphic Designers

If you are a blogger or graphic designer or anybody else who occasionally or regular needs pictures for publications, then you know all about Stockphotos. There are many sites around, but not too many free resources. I am looking for pictures sometimes for the Dublin Event Guide Facebook Page and I found an amazingly good priced package, 100 photos for EUR 39, that is – in a world where a single picture can cost well over EUR 40 – a great price and the 100 photo bundle won’t expire! The deal is for the stockphoto site www.depositphotos.com But you can only get it via this link www.appsumo.com/~yxJVd/ not directly on the depositphoto site.

Two notes regarding the link: 1) It will expire as soon as the max amount of bundles is sold! 2) You help the Dublin Event Guide if you buy through the appsumo link above, because I will get some reward, but to be honest, this is not the reason for telling you about this deal. I am telling you because it is genuinely an amazing deal!

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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If you are regularly or occasionaly organising events, keep an eye on the Eventbrite blog. It covers a wide variety of event-related and event-relevant topics that can help you hugely! Read more here.

And if you are looking for free or non-free events, you can find them at www.eventbrite.ie

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

NCAD Graduate Showcase

18 June – 26 June (Weekdays: 10:00-20:00 / Weekends: 10:00-17:00)

100 Thomas Street and other NCAD

The NCAD (National College of Art) Showcase will include the work of over 500 graduating students, highlighting the value of art and design education in driving Ireland’s creative industry.

All details including the full list of locations are here:

www.ncad.ie/about/ncad-graduate-showcase-2016/

Petography: The Secret Life of Pets Exhibition

15-28 June (Mon to Fri: 09:30-17:30, Sat: 11:30-17:30, Sun: Varies)

Filmbase, Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

The quirky antics of some of Ireland’s best-loved celebrity pets have been revealed in a special photography exhibition that captures what the nation’s A-list pets get up to when their famous owners aren’t at home.

Pets of celebrities including rugby hero Gordon D’Arcy, TV star Glenda Gilson, healthy food fanatic Roz Purcell and singer Mary Byrne, feature in ‘Petography: The Secret Life of Pets Exhibition’, an exhibition that captures pets getting up to mischief while their famous owners aren’t around.

The pets of celebrities including Rosanna Davison, Holly Carpenter, Kathryn Thomas, Mark Cagney, Cathal Penred, Gillian Quinn, Aoibheann McCaul, Dr Eva Osmond, Pete Wedderburn and PJ Gallagher also feature in the exhibition.

The exhibition has been created by the team from Universal Pictures Ireland to celebrate the release of The Secret Life of Pets, which hits Irish cinemas on June 24th.

The free exhibition is has been organised in conjunction with the animal charity ISPCA. The pictures that feature in Petography will be auctioned in aid of the ISPCA when the exhibition closes. To place a bid on one of the portraits in aid of ISPCA visit www.ispca.ie

Seditious Types, Legacy of the Printers of 1916 – Exhibition

07 May – September (Mon-Fri 09:00-17:00, Sat+Sun 14:00-17:00, closed bank holiday weekends)

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

The exhibition “Seditious Types – Legacy of the Printers of 1916” will explore the role of printers active in 1916 and the central role of printed media in shaping the image and meaning of the Easter Rising.

Politics and the print industry had a complex relationship in 1916 Ireland. As a commercial sector the print industry produced vast amounts of stationary and advertising for the main political parties and the British administration. This often resulted in material from varying political points of view being produced in the same printing shops. However, a number of print shops were associated with the Gaelic League and the nationalist literary movement. This group of printers actively published works which would not have been printed by the mainstream printers of the time, including works by Yeats, Synge and O’Casey. In recognition of the power of print to inform and win public opinion, a nationalist print counter-culture existed in the form of journals, pamphlets and books. This ‘mosquito press’ circulated mainly in Dublin among radical political activists. In the case of the more seditious groups and individuals, small printing presses were often established in secret locations. By 1916 many of the key political activists were printers, compositors and editors.

Find out more details here.

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

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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

Saturday 18 Jun

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Car Boot Sales – Tallaght

08:00 – 12:00, Sat 18 Jun

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/

Coderdojo Coolest Project Awards

09:00 – 18:00, Sat 18 Jun

RDS, Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

The Coderdojo is a unique pan-European initiative that was esstablished on a voluntary basis by industry professionals to support and inspire a generation of innovators, creators and entrepreneurs aged from 7 to 17.

This awards event creates a platform for young people to develop a broad set of digital abilities by offering them the opportunity to showcase the skills they have learned at CoderDojo.

The event runs from 09:00-18:00 with the awards ceremony as the crowning segment in the afternoon from 16:30. The full schedule is here. During the day a large amount of speakers will give interesting talks that are related to Coding, Internet and Start-ups.

Admission to the event is free, but tickets are required via the website here for all that have not entered a project (i.e. family members, guests and supporters). I am not sure, however, if tickets are still available on SAturday during the day, but it is worth checking.

coolestprojects.org

UCD Festival

09:00 – 18:00, Sat 18 Jun

UCD, Belfield, Dublin 4

On Saturday 18 June, UCD will host the first ever UCD Festival. Events will take place across Belfield and visitors will experience a large variety of talks and exhibitions, theatrical performances, live music, interactive workshops and family entertainment.

There will be something for everyone, including discussions with well known alumni (e.g. Miriam O’Callaghan and Jarlath Regan), family activities, a 5km run, food fairs and much more.

I counted 46 (!!) events and while they are all free, you will have to book tickets for the events here. Find the full list of events here: festival.ucd.ie/ Some are booked out already, but others still are available.

I included this event in the Upcoming Events category in the last Dublin Event Guide, if you only see this the first time on Saturday 18 June and you want to go, I would suggest to go to UCD and check if you can still get tickets/access locally. Be prepared that you will not get in to all talks you would like to hear, but you might be lucky!

www.facebook.com/events/585712534922099/

Honest2Goodness Food Market

09:30 – 16:00, Sat 18 Jun

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 18 Jun

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 18 Jun

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 18 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

Belgard Weekend Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 18 Jun

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

Cherry Orchard Community Bike Festival – Bikeweek

10:00 – 16:00, Sat 18 Jun

Cherry Orchard, Dublin 10

At the Cherry Orchard Community Bike Festival, a cycle clincic will be available for a drop in service for bike checks and tune ups. In addition Safety and Fun Bike Skills will be taught to all ages and abilities.

Admission is free.

www.bikeweek.ie/events/dublin/cherry-orchard-community-bike-festival

Clondalkin Festival

10:00, Sat 18 Jun

Clondalkin Village, Co. Dublin

The Clondalkin Festival is taking place from 17-19 June, but detailed information is sparse. The website inclondalkin.ie is not working and the Facebook Pages don’t have a lot of detail. I guess/hope you know all the details if you live there. ;-)

The Facebook Page below has a few pictures that describe what is planned, but I wasn’t able to find a schedule listing all, so let me summarise:

It is a village/community festival in Clondalkin with Dancing, Marshall (oohh!) Arts Displays that should probably be Martial Arts Displays, Mobile Animal Far, Magician, Street Performers, Ballon Modellers and Face Painters, Live Music.

A fun village cycle will take place on Saturday from 12:00 and a the Big Day out will be on Sunday from 14:00-18:00.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/Clondalkinfestival/

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 18 Jun

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 18 Jun

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

Open Air Pilates & Talk

10:00, Sat 18 Jun

Millenium Park, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15

Pace Pilates are inviting to a free open air pilates class and a talk by a life coach following the talk.

If you are interested, but can’t make it today, check their Facebook page, there will be more opportunities: www.facebook.com/PacePilates/

www.facebook.com/events/248124138886103/

Temple Bar Markets

10:00 – 16:30, Sat 18 Jun

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 18 Jun

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

Broken Politics – Civil Society’s Role in Creating Real Change –

10:30 – 15:30, Sat 18 Jun

Round Room, Mansion House, Dawson Street, Dublin 2

“Broken Politics – Civil society’s role in creating real change” is a seminar organised by Claiming Our Future.

Our representative political system is failing to respond to the core challenges of global and local inequality and climate change that face us. There is widespread acknowledgment that new ways of organising politics and decision making are required. Civil society has a major role to play in making more effective democracy and meeting the needs of all people.

This seminar will celebrate, reflect on and make suggestions for the future of Civil Society Action.

Admission is free. Tickets are still available via the booking site here, where you can also find the schedule for the day.

www.facebook.com/events/491570617700627/

Dublin Brigade Irish Volunteers History & Reenactment Group – Exhibition

10:30 – 18:00, Sat 18 Jun

St. Mary’s Parish Centre, Lucan Road, Lucan

The Dublin Brigade Irish Volunteers History & Reenactment Group will exhibit in St Mary’s Parish Centre on Saturday. There will be costumes and other memorabilia from around 1916. Some of the exhibitors will be in costume and will give a short talk.

Complementary tea/coffee and light refreshment will be available.

Admission is free.

Open Day: Miguel de Cervantes

10:30 – 15:30, Sat 18 Jun

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

The Instituto Cervantes is running an Open Day to celebrate Miguel de Cervantes. There will be events relating to language, dance, gastronomy and more and events are suitable for adults (workshops) and children (storytelling). A Spanish Omelette making competition, a food exhibition with food from Argenitna, Cuba, Chile, Spain and Mexico and there will also be free Spanish classes.

The schedule of events is on the website below. Admission is free.

dublin.cervantes.es/FichasCultura/Ficha108446_16_2.htm

“My Favourites” – Dublin City Walking Tour

11:00 – 13:00, Sat 18 Jun

Spire, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

“These Are a Few of My Favourite Things” is the title of a Walking Tour that Emily Gallagher runs every Saturday. It is 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

www.dublincitywalkingtours.com/

Blackrock Market

11:00 – 17:30, Sat 18 Jun

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

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

www.blackrockmarket.com/

Terenure Village Market

11:00 – 16:00, Sat 18 Jun

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

Terns are back – Bird Watch

11:00 – 13:00, Sat 18 Jun

Coliemore Harbour, Dalkey, Co. Dublin

The Terns (birds!) have returned to the Dalkey islands for another season and a Tern Watch willl take place on Saturday and Sunday morning. You can drop in at ay time.

Admission is free.

events.dlrcoco.ie/event/dalkey-tern-watch-nature-walk

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Sat 18 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

Ha’penny Flea Market

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 18 Jun

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/

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Sat 18 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/

The Bernard Shaw Flea Market

13:00 – 18:00, Sat 18 Jun

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 18 Jun

Eason, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

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

Admission is free.

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

Euro 2016: Ireland v Belgium

14:00, Sat 18 Jun

Sugar Club, 8 Lower Leeson Street, Dublin 2

The times work out perfectly for all Ireland fans! Unlike other teams that had to play during the week at 14:00, Ireland is playing the afternoon game on Saturday so that everybody can watch it.

The Sugar Club is only one of a HUGE amount of venues that show the match. If you like the atmosphere there and the big screen, go to the Sugar Club. Admission is free. Otherwise go to ANY pub in Ireland and you can bet that the game will be shown.

www.thesugarclub.com/listings/event/euro-2016-ireland-v-italy

Solstice Storytelling

14:00 – 15:00, Sat 18 Jun

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

Join storyteller Frances Quinn for some tales and stories to celebrate the longest day of the year on 21 June. This is a Drop In Family event for all ages, no booking required.

Admission is free.

museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=2915

Medieval Model: Make your own book shrine

14:30 – 15:30, Sat 18 Jun

National Museum, Kildare Street (Archaeology), Dublin 2

Join Isabelle Sweeney in exploring some of the most important reliquaries in medieval Ireland and what they contained. What were book shrines used for? And who used them? Get the chance to make your own book shrine borrowing some of the designs and decorations popular with the medieval people.

Admission is free, but booking required via 01 6486332. Located in the Ceramics Room,1st floor.

museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=2941

Family Workshop – National Gallery

15:00 – 16:00, Sat 18 Jun

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

‘Midsummer’s Feast’ with Kate Dick is the free Saturday Family Workshop that encourages families to enjoy creating and learning together as they explore the galleries collection and exhibitions through drawing, crafts, and storytelling. All materials are provided. The workshops are most suitable for families with children aged 4-10.

More information on the website below.

www.nationalgallery.ie/en/whatson/Families/Family_Programme/Family_18June.aspx

Reptile Show – Dave’s Jungle

16:00, Sat 18 Jun

Newland’s Garden Centre, Newland’s Cross, Naas Road, Dublin 22

“Dave’s Jungle” is bringing a reptile show to the Newland’s Garden Centre. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/255443101480178

Daire Skate Event

17:00, Sat 18 Jun

The Bernard Shaw, 12 Richmond Street South, Dublin 8

Bodytonic, the people that run the Bernard Shaw Pub are cryptic at best of times. Their event descriptions help nobody because they don’t describe much. Maybe it is an insider code? Or maybe I am just not smart enough to understand?

On Saturday this is taking place “Toejam: Daire Skate Event, Exhibition”. I don’t know who Daire is and what he exhibits. Toejam is the name for a wholes series of events in the Bernard Shaw from Flea Markets to gigs, but I don’t know if this is an artist syndicate or a “cost centre” or anything else.

But, hey, there is another line! The “Toejam: Daire Skate Event Exhibition” is “A Skateboarding Art, Photo and Video Exhibition.” Does that help? Not much! But I know now, that I have to have an interest for skateboarding to appreciate this event fully. Maybe? Probably? Hmmmm, Bodytonic, your marketing is improvable!

Admission is free.

bodytonicmusic.com/events/toejam-daire-skate-event-exhibition/

Qi Walk

17:00, Sat 18 Jun

Various locations in Dublin and Dun Laoghaire

Feel calm & relaxed and discover new technics to release stress in your daily life. A Qi Walk will help you to get the positive effects. 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.

The walks take place in a variety of locations in Dublin and Dun Laoghaire and at different times. Check the website below for details and register there as well.

The walks on Saturday 18 June and Tuesday 21 June are in Ringsend Park and on Sunday 19 June and Friday 24 June, they are in Blackrock Park.

xiufengshui.com/en/events/qiwalk/qiwalk-dates-and-registration

Songs from Home – Discovery Gospel Choir

17:00, Sat 18 Jun

St. George’s and St. Thomas’s Church, Cathal Brugha Street, Dublin 1

Discovery Gospel Choir and special guests welcome you to “Songs From Home”. Discover your neighbours through music and an intercultural pot luck feast. Bring a song and some food to share from the place you call home.

The line up is Discovery Gospel Choir, Sacred Harp Singers of Dublin, South African Youth Ireland. Past and present members of Discovery Gospel Choir will also sing songs from their home countries (including Ireland!) and members of the audience are invited to do the same.

Admission is free, donations are welcome.

www.facebook.com/events/101175363638340/

Summer Solstice Celebration

19:00, Sat 18 Jun

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

A Summer Solstice Celebration is taking place in the Dublin Food Coop for coop members, friends and guests. You can bring your own (vegan) food and join in the festivities for this pagan celebration.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1046959625396008/

Bark Comedy

19:30, Sat 18 Jun

Alan Hanna’s Bookshop, 270 Rathmines Rd Lr, Rathmines, Dublin 6

Bark Coffee in Alan Hanna’s Bookshop are inviting to a Bark Comedy Night with Eleanor Tiernan, Pauline Shanahan, Ashlee Bentley, Emily O’ Callaghanand and more.

Admission is free (over 18s) and it is a BYOB event.

www.facebook.com/hannasbooks/

Higher Ground – Gig

20:00, Sat 18 Jun

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

Higher Ground will play Disco, Pop, Funk, 80s, Dance, Rock.

Admission is free.

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

Saturday Night Live – The Wine Cave

20:00 – 22:30, Sat 18 Jun

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

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Sat 18 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/

National Mars Watch

22:00, Sat 18 Jun

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

Astronomy Ireland will be setting up large telescopes to view Mars which is currently very visible in the night sky and at its best for the next year or so. You are invited to this Mars Watch event. It will take place outside the Astronomy Ireland offices.

Admission is free.

www.astronomy.ie/marswatch0616.php

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Car Boot Sales – Ballymun

08:00 – 13:00, Sun 19 Jun

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

Qi Walk

08:30, Sun 19 Jun

Various locations in Dublin and Dun Laoghaire

Feel calm & relaxed and discover new technics to release stress in your daily life. A Qi Walk will help you to get the positive effects. 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.

The walks take place in a variety of locations in Dublin and Dun Laoghaire and at different times. Check the website below for details and register there as well.

The walks on Saturday 18 June and Tuesday 21 June are in Ringsend Park and on Sunday 19 June and Friday 24 June, they are in Blackrock Park.

xiufengshui.com/en/events/qiwalk/qiwalk-dates-and-registration

Belgard Weekend Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 19 Jun

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

Family Fun Games Day – Dun Laoghaire

10:00 – 11:30, Sun 19 Jun

Ballaley Park, Sandyford Road, Sandyford, Co. Dublin

I am not sure if something went wrong there, because it seems that Andrew Fleming will be in two locations at the same time!? Or maybe he has a team of people working with him.

According to the Dun Laoghaire events website, there will be a Family Fun Games Day in Ballaley Park on Sunday at the same time when a Nature event is happening in Fitzsimons Wood.

The description says:
“Come along to the family fun event and take part in races such as egg and spoon, wheelbarrow, relay, wellies throwing, tug of war and much more. A fun event with lots of laughs.”

Admission is free, but booking is required via text message to Andrew Fleming of OWLS on 087 329 9936.

Details are on the website below.

events.dlrcoco.ie/event/its-knockout-family-fun-games-day

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 19 Jun

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 19 Jun

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 19 Jun

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/

Mini beast & creepy crawlies – Nature event

10:00 – 11:30, Sun 19 Jun

Fitzsimons Wood, Kilcross Park, Sandyford, Dublin 18

The Family Nature event “Mini beast, creepy crawlies, yucky things…!” is part of the Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Biodiversity event schedule and it will take place at Fitzsimons Wood.

Please note: There might be a conflict with the Family Fun Day at Ballaley Park, organised by the same person also for the Dun Laoghaire Biodiversity event schedule on the same day and at the same time according to the Dun Laoghaire events website. But the good news is that at least one of the two should take place.

Armed with bug jars and nets you will be heading off into the park, in search of six-legged creatures. Learn lots about insects at this nature event.

Admission is free, but booking is required via text message to event leader Andrew Fleming from OWLS on 087 329 9936.

Details about the meeting point are on the website below.

events.dlrcoco.ie/event/mini-beast-creepy-crawlies-yucky-things

UpDog Yoga – Free classes

10:00 – 14:00, Sun 19 Jun

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

World Refugee Day Fair Play Cup

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 19 Jun

Law Society, Blackhall Place, Dublin 9

The 7th yearly SARI/UNHCR World Refugee Day Fair Play Cup will take place this Sunday at The Law Society. It is a day long amateur football tournament with many teams and – as far as I know – admission is free.

www.facebook.com/sarireland/

Brocante Furniture & Vintage Market

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 19 Jun

Green Door Market, 18 Newmarket, Dublin 8

The Brocante Market will take place on Sunday. It is a collection of antiques, furniture, vintage jewellery, collectables and curiosities from the past and present, second-hand, refurbished, antique and hand-crafted stuff for your house and garden. If you are an interior designer or just have and eye for style and are looking for a special piece or maybe a bargain then this is the market for you. The market is held every 3rd Sunday of the month.

The Rumble in the Jumble Market is also taking place this weekend in the Dublin Food Coop just on the other side of the Whiskey Distillery on Newmarket Square. Have a look if you find it interesting.

www.facebook.com/thebrocantemarket

Drumcondra Village Market

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 19 Jun

Arts and Business Campus, 40 Drumcondra Road Lower

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

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/DrumcondraVillageMarket

Dun Laoghaire Market

11:00 – 16:00, Sun 19 Jun

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 19 Jun

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

Rumble in the Jumble – Market

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 19 Jun

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

This is a bric a brac market and arts and crafts fair that takes place every now and then on a third Sunday of the month. I am not so sure if it will get into the premier league of events, it might need a bit more consistency and effort to get there, but hey, it is still taking place, so that is not a bad start.

Admission is free and while you are at Newmarket Square, check out the Brocante Vintage & Furniture Market that is at the Green Door Market just on the other side of the Whiskey Distillery on Newmarket Square.

www.facebook.com/events/239176303117264/

Terns are back – Bird Watch

11:00 – 13:00, Sun 19 Jun

Coliemore Harbour, Dalkey, Co. Dublin

The Terns (birds!) have returned to the Dalkey islands for another season and a Tern Watch willl take place on Saturday and Sunday morning. You can drop in at ay time.

Admission is free.

events.dlrcoco.ie/event/dalkey-tern-watch-nature-walk

1916 Commemorative Cycle – Bikeweek

11:30, Sun 19 Jun

St. Enda’s Park, Grange Road, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16

A Commemorative 1916 Cycle from the Pearse Museum in St. Enda’s Park, Rathfarnham to Eamon Ceannt Park in Crumlin will mark the role that the bicycle played in the Easter Rising as volunteers left what was Scoil Eanna on the morning of Easter Monday and made their way by bike into the city centre to participate in the rebellion.

The cycle (at 11:30) will be preceded by a free tour of the museum and a talk by the museum curator.

At the finish at Eamon Ceannt Park/ Sundrive Park there will also be a brief talk about the role of Eamon Ceannt and Joseph Plunkett, who’s family had an estate where volunteers trained at Larkfield (now the site of Supervalu at the corner of Sundrive Road and Kimmage Road).

Admission is free, and you should register here. The complete cycle is approximately 10km (one way 5km).

www.bikeweek.ie/events/dublin/1916-commemorative-cycle-pearse-museum-st-endas-park-rathfarnham-eamon-ceannt-park

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Sun 19 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

Bike Fest – Bikeweek

12:00 – 17:00, Sun 19 Jun

St. Anne’s Park, Raheny, Dublin 5

The Family Cycling Event “Bike Fest” will happen in St. Anne’s Park, it focuses on children (even from 18 months) and provides opportunities to learn new skills in our coached skills zones featuring Sprocket Rocket, Gearing Up off Road, Strider Bikes and a mini cycle track and a relaxed atmosphere in the picnic area.

Admission is free, Your own bike (and helmet) is required.

www.bikeweek.ie/events/dublin/bike-fest

Blackrock Market

12:00 – 17:30, Sun 19 Jun

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

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

www.blackrockmarket.com/

Guided Walks – Botanic Gardens

12:00 – 15:30, Sun 19 Jun

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 19 Jun

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

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

The next concert will feature “The Three Cellists”.

Duo Cello Jaya from Romania Ella Bokor & Mircea Marian with guest cellist Adrian Mantu will perform music by Barrière, Solima, Lee, Offenbach, Hamza El Din, Saint Saëns, Popper and Dimitrescu.

www.hughlane.ie/past-sunday-concerts/1522-sundaysnoon-the-3-cellists

Teddy Bear’s Picnic – Bushy Park

12:00, Sun 19 Jun

Bushy Park, Tempelogue Road, Terenure, Dublin 6W

The Zion Parish Church is inviting to a Teddy Bears’ Picnic in Bushy Park (near the playground) on Sunday. Bring a picnic (and a BIG umbrella).

www.facebook.com/events/128314837582739/

Cargobike Championships & Pedal in the Park – Bikeweek

12:30 – 17:00, Sun 19 Jun

Chesterfield Avenue in Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

The Cargobike Championships are back on the last day of BikeWeek. Cargo Bike owners from around the country will come together to show off their bikes and to take part in lots of fun activities.

There are a number of conflicting starting times for this event. On some websites it is 12:00 and on others 13:00. The timings that I will pick is in the middle: At 12:30 the Dutch Ambassador will launch the event, followed by a gentle 6km family cycle at 12:45.

There will be some stalls with food and bike related products in closed-for-traffic Chesterfield Avenue in the middle of Phoenix Park and the Cargobike races will happen there as well. You can bring your own picnic.

Admission is free.

www.bikeweek.ie/events/dublin/cargo-bike-championships-and-pedal-park-2016

Greyhound Walk

12:30, Sun 19 Jun

Farmleigh House, Castleknock end of Phoenix Park, Dublin 15

The Greyhound Rescue Association Ireland invites you to a Walk for Greyhounds at Farmleigh Estate. It is a family friendly event to promote greyhounds as pets in Ireland and all supporters and greyhound enthusiasts are welcome even if you have a different breed dog. (Leads are compulsory and picking up after your dog is required.)

Bring water for your dog and you can bring a picnic for after the walk.

Gather at 12:30 and the 4km walk will start at 13:15.

www.farmleigh.ie/events/Title,36460,en.html

Leonoardo, from the National Gallery London – Film Screening

12:30 – 14:00, Sun 19 Jun

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_June19.aspx

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Arbour Hill Cemetery Tour

14:00, Sun 19 Jun

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

Clondalkin Festival

14:00 – 18:00, Sun 19 Jun

Clondalkin Village, Co. Dublin

The Clondalkin Festival is taking place from 17-19 June, but detailed information is sparse. The website inclondalkin.ie is not working and the Facebook Pages don’t have a lot of detail. I guess/hope you know all the details if you live there. ;-)

The Facebook Page below has a few pictures that describe what is planned, but I wasn’t able to find a schedule listing all, so let me summarise:

It is a village/community festival in Clondalkin with Dancing, Marshall (oohh!) Arts Displays that should probably be Martial Arts Displays, Mobile Animal Far, Magician, Street Performers, Ballon Modellers and Face Painters, Live Music.

A fun village cycle will take place on Saturday from 12:00 and a the Big Day out will be on Sunday from 14:00-18:00.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/Clondalkinfestival/

Dublin Sketchers – Sunday Meet-up

14:00, Sun 19 Jun

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 19 Jun

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

Intercultural Tour in Japanese – Chester Beatty Library

14:00, Sun 19 Jun

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

This is an Intercultural Tour in Japanese language with community ambassador Hiromi Anzai.

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

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

Nava – Musical Perormance of Ireland & Persia

14:00, Sun 19 Jun

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

Irish – Persian Musical Performance: Navá

A group of young musicians explore the relationship between the ancient musical cultures of Ireland and Persia. Members of folk/bluegrass band Pine Marten (Simon Guy, Paddy Kiernan and Niall Hughes) team up with Iranian born brothers Shahab and Shayan Coohe to weave a beguiling tapestry of sound, ranging from Irish jigs and reels to Persian dastgáh, and form original compositions and explosive improvisations.

Admission is free.

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

Stella Bass Jazz Trio

14:00 – 16:00, Sun 19 Jun

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

Curators Tour: Albert Bender

14:30, Sun 19 Jun

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

To mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of Albert Bender (1866-1941) join Dr Audrey Whitty, Keeper, Art & Industry (Decorative Arts, Design and History) for a tour of “A Dubliner’s Collection of Asian Art: The Albert Bender exhibition”.

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

museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=2944

Brian Keenan In Conversation with Dermot Bolger

15:00, Sun 19 Jun

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

Few writers have written more powerfully than Brian Keenan about the terrifying experience of being a civilian unexpectedly caught up in a conflict situation. In conversation with Dermot Bolger he will discuss his experience of being held hostage in a time of war and his more recent experiences of exploring present day Lebanon, as a free man now hopelessly captivated by that city.

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

museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=2923

Cycle Safety Talk

15:00, Sun 19 Jun

Phoenix Park Visitor Centre, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

A free talk about cycling and how to use the road safely will take place on Sunday.

www.phoenixpark.ie/newsevents/title,36454,en.html

Marlay Bark in the Park

15:00, Sun 19 Jun

Marlay Park, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16

Bark in the Park is not a free event, instead participants are expected to raise funds for the Irish Blue Cross Animal Charity. For this Sunday’s event registration has closed, but you could still participate if you made donation on the day (no amount specified).

In addition,. I guess it is free if you just want to watch the spectacle. I know someone who would melt seeing sooo many dogs in one place, so if you also know people like that, they might enjoy the event even if they won’t take part…and maybe they have already donated to this or many other animal charities. ;-)

Find all details on the Facebook page below.

www.facebook.com/events/1078253202233238/

Museum Tour – National Print Museum

15:00 – 16:30, Sun 19 Jun

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

Renaissance Drawings – Creative Thinking on Paper – Talk

15:00 – 15:45, Sun 19 Jun

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

“Renaissance Drawings – Creative Thinking on Paper” with Niamh MacNally, National Gallery of Ireland is a lecture in the series ‘Leonardo da Vinci: Artist, Inventor, Renaissance Man’. Admission is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/whatson/Talks/Sunday_Talks/Sunday_19June.aspx

Bal Folk – European Folk Dance Session

16:00, Sun 19 Jun

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/

The New Breadwinners – Bluegrass Gig

18:00, Sun 19 Jun

Leeson Lounge, 148 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4

The New Breadwinners is an acoustic Bluegrass band that performs weekly in the Leeson Lounge.

Admission is free.

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

The Rubber Wellies – Gig

18:00, Sun 19 Jun

Blue Light Pub, Barnacullia, Stepaside. Co. Dublin

Travelling folk band The Rubber Wellies from Dublin & Bilbao is playing around 100 gigs every year all over Europe and they are currently on an Irish tour. They will play a number of gigs in the Dublin region (see at www.hotdroprecords.com ), but only one of them will be free.

On Sunday The Rubber Wellies will be in the Blue Light near Stepaside/Three Rock.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/The-Blue-Light-Pub-119509234746936/

Wiley Fox Trad Session

18:00 – 20:00, Sun 19 Jun

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 19 Jun

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 19 Jun

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

Royal Academic Orchestra from Uppsala, Sweden – Concert

19:00, Sun 19 Jun

Christ Church Cathedral, Christchurch Place, Dublin 8

The UCD Symphony Orchestra is delighted to welcome the Royal Academic Orchestra from Uppsala in Sweden to perform their first ever concert in Ireland. The orchestra originated in musical activities that took place at Uppsala University in the 17th century and is now one of the most accomplished student orchestras in Europe.

They will play music by Walton, Stravinsky and Bernstein.

Admission is free.

www.christchurchtickets.com/events1/free-concert-by-the-royal-academic-orchestra-from-uppsala-sweden/

Square Pegs – Gig

20:00, Sun 19 Jun

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

Chicago Blues, 50s R&B, New Orleans Blues is what the Square Pegs will perform at this gig.

Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/square-pegs-event7

Apollo Sessions

20:30, Sun 19 Jun

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 19 Jun

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 19 Jun

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 19 Jun

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 19 Jun

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 19 Jun

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 20 Jun

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‘Choose Your Own Tracks’ – Photo Trail

11:00 – 13:00, Mon 20 Jun

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 20 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

Dublin Pride Road to Equality Expo Launch & Display

12:30, Mon 20 Jun

Bank of Ireland, College Green, Dublin 2

The Road to Equality exhibition will be on view from 20-24 June at the main entrance of the Bank of Ireland at College Green and it will be accessible during the branch opening hours.

On Monday this year’s Grand Marshal of Dublin Pride, Max Krzyzanowski will formally open the exhibition. The exhibition showcases portraits and stories from 40 years of LGBT history on the way to LGBT liberation.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/575840642575408/

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Mon 20 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/

Introduction to 3D printing

18:00 – 20:00, Mon 20 Jun

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

World Refugee Day Solidarity Walk – Protest

18:30, Mon 20 Jun

GPO, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

“United Against Racism” invites you to a solidarity walk to mark the World Refugee Day on 20 June.

The event is described like that:
“Refugees are walking thousands of miles. What they leave behind are their dreams, their hopes, and their loved ones. Some dead, some alive. They march for reasons that anyone of us would do so. What they face are border fences, armed patrols, deadly seas, ‘fortress Europe’ policies and deportation centres. For many, the long ‘journey of hope’ turns into further misery at European borders.
There are two Europes, one that shuts down the borders to refugees, the other one that welcomes them. Come and join the second Europe.”

This is a march from the GPO to the European Commission Representation in Ireland in Lower Mount Street in solidarity with the refugees.

www.facebook.com/events/595437287304786/

Song Cycle

20:00, Mon 20 Jun

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 20 Jun

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 20 Jun

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 20 Jun

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.

The are performing every Monday (apart from bank holidays) in Bad Bob’s and admission is free.

www.facebook.com/bigbandhothouse/

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 23:00, Mon 20 Jun

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 20 Jun

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 20 Jun

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/

Bree Harris, Paul Fairclough and Anto Drennan – Gig

21:30, Mon 20 Jun

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

In the slot where normally Donal Kirk and Anto Drennan are performing every Monday, this week, Bree Harris, Paul Fairclough and Anto Drennan are stepping in. Expect rock to jazz and blues.

Admission is free.

www.jjsmyths.com/gigs/mondays/991-bree-harris-and-paul-fairclough-with-anto-drennan.html?month=6&year=2016

Tuesday 21 Jun

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The Art of Weather – Talk

10:30 – 11:15, Tue 21 Jun

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

“The Art of Weather” with Dr Amanda Lillie, Department of History of Art, University of York. is part of a free lecture series looking at the theme of ‘Leonardo da Vinci: Artist, Inventor, Renaissance Man’, in association with the exhibition “Leonardo da Vinci: Ten Drawings from the Royal Collection”.

Admission is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/whatson/Talks/Tuesday_Talks/Tues_21June.aspx

“My Favourites” – Dublin City Walking Tour

11:00 – 13:00, Tue 21 Jun

Spire, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

“These Are a Few of My Favourite Things” is the title of a Walking Tour that Emily Gallagher runs on Tuesday and Saturday. It is 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

www.dublincitywalkingtours.com/

Qi Walk

11:00, Tue 21 Jun

Various locations in Dublin and Dun Laoghaire

Feel calm & relaxed and discover new technics to release stress in your daily life. A Qi Walk will help you to get the positive effects. 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.

The walks take place in a variety of locations in Dublin and Dun Laoghaire and at different times. Check the website below for details and register there as well.

The walks on Saturday 18 June and Tuesday 21 June are in Ringsend Park and on Sunday 19 June and Friday 24 June, they are in Blackrock Park.

xiufengshui.com/en/events/qiwalk/qiwalk-dates-and-registration

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Tue 21 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

Leonoardo, from the National Gallery London – Film Screening

13:00 – 14:30, Tue 21 Jun

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/whatson/Film/Leonardo_on_Screen_June21.aspx

Sarah Pierce: Pathos of Distance – Curator’s Tour

13:10 – 14:00, Tue 21 Jun

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

Sarah Pierce’s “Pathos of Distance” is the first installation ever displayed at the National Gallery of Ireland. It is the product of a research collaboration between Pierce and the Gallery’s ESB CSIA. Formed around 42 images relating to Irish migration and diaspora, created between 1813 and 1912, the exhibition explores the concept, themes and subject of matter of the ESB CSIA research project: Visualising the Irish Diaspora.

The curatorial team, Donal Maguire and Dr Kathryn Milligan, will provide an introduction to the exhibition with time available after the tour for questions and discussion.

Admission is free. Tours are limited to 15 people and places will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.

www.nationalgallery.ie/whatson/Tours/Pathos_of_Distance-June21.aspx

Terns are back – Bird Watch

17:00 – 20:00, Tue 21 Jun

Coliemore Harbour, Dalkey, Co. Dublin

The Terns (birds!) have returned to the Dalkey islands for another season and the new Tern Warden will be running a ‘Dalkey Tern Watch’ to watch the terns and all the wildlife we can see from the pier. The event will run throughout the summer every Tuesday evening from 17:00-20:00 at Coliemore Harbour. You can drop in at ay time.

Admission is free.

events.dlrcoco.ie/event/terns-are-back

Tai Chi Taster Class

18:00 – 19:30, Tue 21 Jun

Lantern Centre, 17 Synge Street, Dublin 8

Experience Tai Chi! Well known for its soft, flowing, dance-like movements; joining breathing and awareness with a meditative quality, Tai Chi improves balance, posture and coordination and enhances body, mind and spiritual health. Explore the strength behind softness. The taster class will be taught by MDA Instructor Declan Mills

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

www.taichiclassesdublin.com/

Irish Love Stories – Brendan Nolan – Book Launch

18:30, Tue 21 Jun

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

“Irish Love Stories” by Brendan Nolan is a collection of retold stories from as long ago as the Tuatha de Danaan God of Love and Poetry and as recent as infatuation with a movie star. It will be launched on Tuesday and everybody is welcome (admission is free).

Brendan Nolan is a working storyteller and writer of ten published books who has recalled love stories for many people in many lands.

irishwriterscentre.ie/collections/whats-on-at-the-centre/products/book-launch-irish-love-stories

Table Top Tuesdays – Board Game Night

18:30, Tue 21 Jun

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/

Future of the Left in Latin America – Talk

19:00, Tue 21 Jun

Liberty Hall, 33 Eden Quay, Dublin 1

“The Future of the Left in Latin America: Updates from Brazil, Venezuela, Ecuador and Argentina” is the topic of the Latin American Solidarity Centre’s LASC Wednesday event …on Tuesday(!!)

Following over a decade of left-leaning governments, the past 6 months have witnessed radical changes in the political status quo in Latin America. Beginning with the election of Right-candidate Mauricio Macri in Argentina, through the controversial removal of Dilma Rousseff in Brazil, to the upheaval in Venezuela and uncertainty in Ecuador, many are speculating that the era of leftist hegemony is coming to an end, and that rightist dominance is returning.

The panel will reflect on the achievements and errors of the Left-wing governments, assess the challenges facing the Left across the region, particularly that emanating from the regional Right, and offer analysis of the Left’s future as a social and political force.
Speakers are Dr Barry Cannon (Maynooth), Dr Mariya Ivancheva (UCD), Chris O’Connell (DCU), Valesca Lima (UCD), and Tony Phillips (Attac Ireland) with chair Councillor Eilis Ryan, Workers Party

The event will take place in the Connolly Hall in Liberty Hall. Admission is free.

lasc.ie/content/future-left-latin-america-updates-brazil-venezuela-ecuador-and-argentina

Readings from the Rising and beyond

19:00, Tue 21 Jun

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

This is an evening of poetry and music based on Niall MacMonagle’s anthology “Windharp: poems of Ireland since 1916”

Poets, Moya Cannon and Martin Dyar will read their poems from the Windharp anthology and will be joined by finalists from the Poetry Aloud competition, Kevin Boushel and the winner of the Intermediate category in 2015, Nuala Whittle. The evening will begin with poems from 1916 and will also include more recent poems reflecting Ireland in the years since the Rising, accompanied by Denise Kelly, harpist and friends. Niall MacMonagle will introduce the readings.

Admission is free, but booking via learning@nli.ie is required.

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

Road Ramos – Concert

19:00 – 20:00, Tue 21 Jun

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

Singer/Songwriter Road Ramos (Rocio Ramos) began her musical activity at the age of 17 in Murcia (Spain), playing in several local bands. In 2010 she moved to Madrid and in 2013 she did a tour of 25 cities across Spain.

She now will play a concert in Dublin and if you lik Spanish Singer/Songwriters, don’t miss this!

Admission is free with a voluntary donation suggested after the concert. Booking is required via bookings.dublin@cervantes.es

dublin.cervantes.es/FichasCultura/Ficha108150_16_2.htm

Dublin Bluegrass Collective – Gig

20:00, Tue 21 Jun

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

King Kong Club – Band Competition

20:00, Tue 21 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

Ukulele Tuesday – Jam&Gig

20:00 – 22:00, Tue 21 Jun

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 21 Jun

Arthur’s Pub, 28 Thomas Street, Dublin 8

A weekly gig night for new bands is running in Arthur’s Pub. It is called “Anocht” and happens every Tuesday. The line-up can be found on the Facebook Page below.

In addition to the music, there is usually also a visual show.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/AnochtatArthurs/

Blue Moon Folk and Blues – Gig

20:30, Tue 21 Jun

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 21 Jun

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 21 Jun

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 21 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/

Wednesday 22 Jun

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U3D Scan Fly Print

09:00 – 18:00, Wed 22 Jun

U3D (3D Printing Centre), UCD College of Engineering and Architecture, Newstead Building, Belfield, Dublin 4

At the 3D Printing Centre in UCD, an event takes place on Wednesday that should interest 3D Creators, Art & Designers and Drone enthusiasts. A 3D printing competition, 3D printed Fashion Show, UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, a.k.a Drone) flying (incl. flight training) and everybody will get a 3D printed pancake.

Admission is free

umg.ucd.ie/u3d/?page_id=400

Creative Den Drawing Session – Rua Red

11:00, Wed 22 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 22 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 22 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/

Low priced books with free delivery!

13:00, Wed 22 Jun

Dublin (various locations)

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www.bookdepository.com?a_aid=dubevg

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Liberties 1916 – Let’s Walk & Talk

13:30 – 15:00, Wed 22 Jun

Mendicity Institution, 9 Island Street, Dublin 8

This Walk & Talk event will visit sites of importance for the 1916 Rising in the Liberties area: The Mendicity Institution, South Dublin Union, Marrowbone Lane, Watkins Brewery, St. Catherine’s Church and more.

Admission is free. Meeting point is the Mendicity Institution in Island Street.

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

Havana International Language Exchange

16:30 – 19:30, Wed 22 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

The Icelandic Freyja Choir – Concert

16:30 – 17:30, Wed 22 Jun

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

The 40 women strong Icelandic Freyja Choir will perform a concert with folk music from Iceland and Ireland in Dun Laoghaire.

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

www.eventbrite.com/e/cultural-dialogue-between-ireland-and-iceland-freyja-icelandic-womens-choir-tickets-20967150311?ref=devg

Ethics by design? – Lecture

17:00, Wed 22 Jun

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

“Ethics by design? On Value Sensitive Design and Moral Mediation” by Prof Peter-Paul Verbeek (University of Twente) organised by the Ethics & Privacy Working Group of the ADAPT Centre will be a lecture about the moral dimension of technology.

Find an abstract on the website below.

Admission is free.

www.tcd.ie/trinitylongroomhub/events/details/2016/2016-06-22ethics_of_design.php

Incontri con la Scienza – The Boundaries of Babel – Talk

18:30, Wed 22 Jun

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

“Incontri con la Scienza – The Boundaries of Babel” is a talk by Andrea Moro about the brain and the enigma of impossible languages.

Andrea Moro is Professor of General Linguisitcs at the Institute for Advanced Study in Pavia and details about his talk are on the website below.

Admission is free, but booking is required.

www.iicdublino.esteri.it/iic_dublino/en/gli_eventi/calendario/2016/06/incontri-con-la-scienza-i-confini-di-babele-con-andrea-moro.html

James Joyce demanded an Irish Rebellion – Talk

18:30, Wed 22 Jun

Dolphin’s Barn Library, Parnell Road, Dublin 12

“James Joyce demanded an Irish Rebellion” is a talk by Anthony Jordan (Historian and Biographer), based on his publication ‘Arthur Griffith with James Joyce and WB Yeats – Liberating Ireland’.

Anthony Jordan will outline how Joyce became a supporter of Arthur Griffith’s Sinn Fein and how Joyce saw rebellion as a natural reaction to British rule.

Admission is free, but booking is required via 01-4540681 or dolphinsbarnlibrary@dublincity.ie

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

Silent Pictures Inner City – Artist Book Launch

18:30, Wed 22 Jun

Finglas Library, Finglas Viallage Centre, Jamestowm Road, Finglas

“Silent Pictures Inner City” is a book of paintings, poems & essays by David Browne and Ciarán Ó Coigligh, inspired by Dublin streetscapes. It will be launched by Mattress Mick (Michael Flynn) and there will be an exhibition of paintings at the launch by visual artist David Browne.

Another launch event will take place in Mansion House on Fri 24 June.

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

This is us! – Dublin Pride Opening Party + Talk

18:30, Wed 22 Jun

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

Unfortunately it is not stated anywhere if this event is free or not, but it should be free and most likely is.

The Dublin LGBTQ Pride Festival starts on Wednesday with a talk about 40 years of LGBTQ liberation in Ireland by Irish Queer Archive founder Tonie Walsh. After the 90 min talk, the party in the George gets going. Dublin Pride from 22-26 June, will bring you the Pride Parade on Saturday 25 June, a big colourful event in the City Centre.

dublinpride.ie/index.php/dublin-lgbtq-pride/

Back Door Sessions – Open Mic Night

19:00, Wed 22 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

Brand New Switcheroo – Roots Gig

20:00, Wed 22 Jun

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

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

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

Euro 2016: Ireland vs Italy

20:00, Wed 22 Jun

Sugar Club, 8 Lower Leeson Street, Dublin 2

This is the final group game of Euro 2016 and it could be the most important game for Ireland in this competition. You can bet that it will be screened in every pub in Ireland, so this event in the Sugar Club is just representative for all the others.

In the Sugar Club, the doors open at 18:00 and you can watch the action on the big screen.

Admission is free.

www.thesugarclub.com/listings/event/euro-2016-ireland-v-italy

Anseo Comedy Club

20:30, Wed 22 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 22 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 22 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 22 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 22 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 22 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 23 Jun

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Grangegorman Military Cemetery – Tour

11:00, Thu 23 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 23 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 23 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

Ireland – India Conference

13:00, Thu 23 Jun

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

This two half-day long conference (23+24 June – 13:00-19:00 / 09:00-13:30) hosted by the Trinity Long Room Hub explores, from literary and historical perspectives, interactions between Ireland, England’s oldest colony, and India, the largest colony, from the late seventeenth century.

Three major themes emerge:
1) The important role that the Irish played – especially as bureaucrats and soldiers – in facilitating British rule in India.
2) The extent to which Ireland acted as ‘colonial point of reference’ and how ideologies and ideas and policies fashioned in Ireland were then applied in India.
3) The connections between Irish and Indian nationalists, how they inspired each other and how they contributed towards the demise of the British Empire.

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

www.tcd.ie/trinitylongroomhub/events/details/2016/2016-06-23ireland_india.php

Music at the Unitarian Church 2016 – Organ

13:00, Thu 23 Jun

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

The Music at the Unitarian Church series continues with an Organ concert by David O’Shea.

Adsmission is free.

www.dublinunitarianchurch.org/events/

Brazilian Dance – Forró

18:00, Thu 23 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

Inspired by Leonardo – Drop-in Drawing Course

18:00 – 19:00, Thu 23 Jun

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

“Inspired by Leonardo: Drop-in Drawing” with Colin Martin 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/whatson/Drawing_Courses/Drop-in_LifeDrawing/Leonardo_23June.aspx

Little Museum of Dublin – Free Admission Thursday

18:00 – 20:00, Thu 23 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/

Mexican Film Screening: Nazarin

18:00, Thu 23 Jun

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

The Mexican Film “Nazarin” by Luis Bunuel (1959) will be screened in Spanish with English subtitles.

Admission is free.

dublin.cervantes.es/FichasCultura/Ficha104751_16_2.htm

Seeing – More Than Just Looking – Science Gallery Exhibition Launch

18:00, Thu 23 Jun

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

The next Science Gallery exhibition is called “Seeing – More than Just Looking” and it will run from 24 June until 18 September. I have no idea yet, what the exhibittion will be about because the description that is currently available doesn’t give enough information yet, but I can tell you that the Science Gallery Summer exhibition is always the best one, so make sure you don’t miss it.

On Thursday the launch will take place and admission is free. Booking is required via the website below.

dublin.sciencegallery.com/events/2016/06/seeinglaunchparty

Stand up to Trump – Protest

18:00 – 20:00, Thu 23 Jun

GPO, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

Originally planned as a protest against Donald Trump when he had announced that he will visit Ireland, the protest is still going ahead even if the trip to Ireland has been cancelled.

But maybe check the Facebook Page below closer to the event, just to confirm that it is still going ahead.

www.facebook.com/events/274627486214743/

Dundrum – Local History Talk

18:30, Thu 23 Jun

Dundrum Library, Upper Churchtown Road, Dundrum

Local historian John Lennon, will give a talk about Dundrum’s history on Thursday.

Admission is free, but booking is required via 01 2985000.

events.dlrcoco.ie/event/local-history-talk-john-lennon

Manage Your Career in a Time of Change

18:30 – 19:30, Thu 23 Jun

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

Change is the New Permanent, so learn how to manage your career in this time of change. This talk is by Sinéad Brady who is a Career Psychologist and the founder of “A Career to Love”.

Admission is free, but booking is required via 01-8734333.

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

Remembering and reinventing the Easter Rising – Talk

18:30, Thu 23 Jun

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

“Remembering and reinventing the Easter Rising” is a talk by historian Donal Fallon. He will discuss the history of commemorating the 1916 Rising, looking at events such as the first anniversary in 1917, the often-violent Easter parades of 1930s Dublin and the fiftieth anniversary in 1966. Donal runs the Come here to me social history blog and is the author of John MacBride in the 16 Lives series.

Admission is free and no booking required.

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-culture-and-amenities-dublin-city-public-libraries-and-archive-events/talk-2

Stealing Africa – Documentary Screening

18:30, Thu 23 Jun

Filmbase, Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

ActionAid is inviting to the documentary screening of “Stealing Africa” to mark World Public Services Day.

The documentary exposes how mining companies in Zambia are making huge profits and are avoiding their fair share of taxes, while two-thirds of people in Zambia live below the poverty line.
Zambia has an abundance of natural resources, but it continues to rank among the poorest 20 countries in the world. When multinationals avoid paying taxes, countries like Zambia are starved of revenue to fund public services like schools, hospitals, medicines and roads.

ActionAid’s Tax Justice Photo exhibition will be on display in the room from 17:30 and can be viewed before and after the film screening. The exhibition features stunning images and personal stories from Zambia, Ghana, Malawi, Nigeria, Kenya, Sierra Leone and Liberia showing the true impact of tax dodging on the lives of the world’s poorest people.

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

www.eventbrite.ie/e/film-screening-stealing-africa-tickets-26051798631?ref=devg

Vintage Vinyl Bazaar – Alliance Francaise

18:30, Thu 23 Jun

Alliance Francaise, 1 Kildare Street, Dublin 2

The traditional Fête de la musique will be celebrated in an unusual wain he Alliance Francaise: They will have a huge French Record Fair with over 1,000 original classics, rarities & oddities in 7″, 10″ and LP from the French Library’s vault including 60s yéyé, pop, rock, chanson, new wave, electro, folk/trad, jazz, operetta, audio plays, classical & contemporary music. If you like French music from the past, you HAVE to be at this event. If French music is not your thing, then this is definitely not the event for you!Prices strat a EUR 2.

There will also be a music quiz & blind test entertainment and French food & wine will be on sale.

Admission is free.

alliance-francaise.ie/culture/

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

19:00 – 21:00, Thu 23 Jun

Spire, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

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

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

www.dublincitywalkingtours.com/

The Xchange – Language Exchange

19:00, Thu 23 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 23 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/

Dimestore Recordings presents

20:00, Thu 23 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

Falling Angels – Gig

20:00, Thu 23 Jun

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

The Falling ANgels will play Country and Americana at this gig.

Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/falling-angels-events

Pierce Brothers – Gig

20:00, Thu 23 Jun

Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

The pierce brothers from Melbourne in Australia have started as buskers and worked their way up to sold out gigs and to selling over 40,000 EPs. They are on a world tour and will sop over in Dublin.

Admission is free.

theworkmansclub.com/events/webloom-presents-pierce-brothers/

Poetry evening with Saul Bowman

20:00, Thu 23 Jun

The Bernard Shaw, 12 Richmond Street South, Dublin 8

“Good Name” is inviting to a Poetry evening with Saul Bowman in the Bernard Shaw Pub with the description “Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks.”

bodytonicmusic.com/events/good-name-poetry-evening-with-saul-bowman/

Hardyhar Comedy Club

21:00, Thu 23 Jun

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

The HardyHar Comedy Club will be back in the Harbour Bar with Pat McDonnell (Father Ted, Savage Eye + Irish Pictorial Weekly) , supported by Ed Sammon (of Republic of Telly), Stephen Ryan, Elaine Gallagher and Bray’s own Reuben Poutch. MC is Adam Burke.

Admission is free,

www.facebook.com/theharbourbarbray

Singer Songwriter Night – Mother Reilly’s

21:00, Thu 23 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 23 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 23 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 23 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 23 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 23 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 23 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/

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Qi Walk

07:00, Fri 24 Jun

Various locations in Dublin and Dun Laoghaire

Feel calm & relaxed and discover new technics to release stress in your daily life. A Qi Walk will help you to get the positive effects. 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.

The walks take place in a variety of locations in Dublin and Dun Laoghaire and at different times. Check the website below for details and register there as well.

The walks on Saturday 18 June and Tuesday 21 June are in Ringsend Park and on Sunday 19 June and Friday 24 June, they are in Blackrock Park.

xiufengshui.com/en/events/qiwalk/qiwalk-dates-and-registration

After ’16 Short Film Series

11:00 – 16:00, Fri 24 Jun

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

The Irish Film Board present their collection of “After ’16” short films. After ’16 is commemorating and celebrating the centenary of the Easter Rising in 1916.

The nine short films that make up the collection are a creative response by Irish filmmakers to the 1916 events. The stories told are a mixture of live action drama, animation and documentary. The full list of films in the series can be found on the website below.

Films last between 8-12 minutes with a combined totla run time of 115 minutes.

The screenings will take place in the AV Lecture Theatre every Friday in June between 11:00-16:00 with a break from 13:00-14:00. This is a drop-in event and no booking is required.

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=2921

People’s Art Exhibition

11:00 – 17:00, Fri 24 Jun

St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2

Six times will the “People’s Art 2016″ exhibition take place this year. It is an art exhibition on the rails/fence of St. Stephen’s Green.

(If you want to exhibit at one of the events in the future, check the website for cost and conditions.)

Visiting the People’s Art Exhibition is free and you will be able to admire (and buy) a huge amount of art works. The event starts close to 11:00 and typically finishes around 17:00, it runs from Friday until Sunday with the main activity on Saturday and Sunday.

People’s Art Dublin is a voluntary, part time, non profit making group, brought together by Dublin City Council to promote the visual arts to the public of Dublin. A huge variety of art/paintings are displayed and if the weather is nice it is a great art-filled stroll around Stephen’s Green. Definitely recommended!

www.peoplesart.ie/

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Fri 24 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

Silent Pictures Inner City – Artist Book Launch

12:00, Fri 24 Jun

Mansion House, Dawson St, Dublin 2

“Silent Pictures Inner City”, a book of paintings, poems & essays by David Browne and Ciarán Ó Coigligh, inspired by Dublin streetscapes, will be launched by the Mayor in Mansion House on Friday.

Admission is free.

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

The Green Door Market

12:00 – 19:00, Fri 24 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

Just a few more hours to the weekend! – Ad

13:00, Fri 24 Jun

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

SEEING – Behind the Scenes – Talks

13:00 – 14:00, Fri 24 Jun

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

On the first day of every Science Gallery exhibition, you have the opportunity to hear the curators, artists and production team explain the background behind their exhibited pieces.

Admission is free, but booking is required via the website below and usually this event is booked out quite soon, so don’t delay.

dublin.sciencegallery.com/events/2016/06/seeingbehindscenes

Tattoo and Kenco Coffee – Tattoo Design Launch

13:00 – 14:00, Fri 24 Jun

Drury Buildings, 55 Drury Street, Dublin 2

Well-known American Tattoo artist Cally-Jo Pothecary will be in Dublin to launch a new design for Kenco’s Coffee vs Gangs campaign. If you are an art or tattoo lover, then this event is ideal for you.

Admission is free. No booking required.

www.facebook.com/KencoIreland

Critical Mass Cycle

17:30 – 20:00, Fri 24 Jun

St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2

The June Critical Mass Cycle falls on the Friday of ‘World Refugee Week’ and will therefore call for solidarity with refugees and migrants. Make a flag “Refugees Welcome” and bring it.

“The government’s failure to follow through on its promise to host 4000 refugees (we’ve taken in 10 people so far), coupled with its inhumane asylum procedure (1000s of people languishing in Direct Provision centres unable to work or develop) contradicts the empathy being demonstrated by the Irish public.”

Participation is free. Meeting point is the Fusilier’s Arch at the entrance to St. Stephen’s Green.

www.facebook.com/events/1615492302112226/

World Refugee Week 2016 – Celebration

17:30 – 23:00, Fri 24 Jun

Smithfield Square, Dublin 7

The Smithfield Sessions are back. Once every month, Bluefire will organise an event throughout the summer and the first one is in collaboration with the Irish Refugee Council as part of World Refugee Week.

There will be Djembe (West-African drumming) workshops, Forró Ireland Dance Workshops & Performances, music performances & spoken word, arts & crafts for adults, pavement chalking and a world cafe.

The performers are Dylan Tighe (Dublin based singer song writer/ EndDP activist), Jambo Jambo (Warm Congolese sounds), The Vulture Collective (Crusty swing jazz), The King Mob (Spoken Word).

The workshops will be www.wassawassaworkshops.ie/web and www.facebook.com/forroireland

And there will be a World Cafe, a place to start conversations and discuss and link ideas about a particular topic. In solidarity with World Refugee Week, there will be a large World Cafe with a focus on migrant and refugee issues and how people can support and engage with new communities at practical local and international levels.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1132211190176175/

The Wellington Weekender – Gigs

19:00, Fri 24 Jun

Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

A weekend long music festival is coming up in The Workman’s Club from 24-26 June.

It starts on Friday with hip-hop, soul and R&B DJs. Then at 20:00 the live bands & performers The Altered House, Cian Nugent and Toby Kaar will perform.

On Saturday it starts from 12:00 with the Greenshoe Market, at 15:00 the Alison Spittle Chat Show with Danish comedian Sofie Hagen will entertain. The live music later will come from Beach, TooFools, Steven McCann, Lorcan O’Dwyer.

On Sunday Black Bank Fold will be on stage from 20:00 and at midnight the weekend will be completed with the Workman’s Club Karaoke. A variety of DJs will spin in between.

Admission will be free to all gigs.

theworkmansclub.com/events/the-wellington-weekender-4/

Cornucopia – Live Music

19:30 – 21:30, Fri 24 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

Roger Casement – A Life Commemorated – Talk

19:30, Fri 24 Jun

Pearse Centre, 27 Pearse Street, Dublin 2

Hanged on a comma; hear about the life of and ultimately the death of ‘Sir’ Roger Casement, Patriot. Humanitarian. Anti-imperialist. Republican.

This is a talk by acclaimed author Angus Mitchell in the Pearse centre. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/591044161072576/

Parchman Farm – Gig

20:00, Fri 24 Jun

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

Parchman Farm are a five piece classic Chicago / Texas style blues band, with a large helping of original material.

Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/parchman-farm-event1

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Fri 24 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 24 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

The Dublin Blues Cartel – Gig

21:00, Fri 24 Jun

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

The Dublin Blues Cartel will be in the Patriot’s Inn 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.

dublinsessions.ie/the-patriots-inn/

Davie Furey – Gig

21:30, Fri 24 Jun

Mother Reilly’s, 26/28 Upper Rathmines Road, Rathmines, Dublin 6

Davie Furey is fusing traditional roots with contemporary folk and rock. He will play a gig at Mother Reilly’s

Admission is free.

dublinsessions.ie/mother-reillys/

White-Line Fever / Transmission Club – Gig

22:30, Fri 24 Jun

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

White-Line Fever will play a gig in the Midnight Club with support from Transmission Club. Admission is free if you arrive before 22:30 or if you sign up for the guest list via the website below.

White-Line Fever is a folk rock/ post-rock band based from Cork. Transmission Club combines elements of indie, folk and grunge, textured with harmonium, violin, keyboards, guitars, drum machines and loops.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/midnight-hour-w-white-line-fever/

Events Coming Up

Dublin Mountains Partnership – Guided Walks

04+11+12+15+18+19+25 June

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 June there will be 7 walks/hikes on 04+11+12+15+18+19+25 June, including an Introduction to Basic Orienteering (Wed, 15 June).

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

Not free, but interesting nevertheless:

Taste of Dublin: 16-19 June

Dalkey Book Festival: 16-19 June

Interlude Festival: 24-26 June

Dublin LGBTQ Festival: 22-26 June

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

BREXIT and Who are these neighbours of ours?

It is less than a week until the British voters will decide if they will stay in the EU or if they will leave and while we in Ireland have no influence over the vote, it is still interesting to look at the what Britain was before the EU discussion began and what it is now.

I love the multicultural society in Ireland and if you compare it to an Ireland from the 80s, the society has changed SIGNIFICANTLY. Not for everyone, I know and you don’t have to change anyway if you don’t want to, but for the people that like variety, they can find events from all different countries and cultural backgrounds in Dublin.

But whenever I was in the UK in the past, I was always puzzled that the UK was soooo much more multicultural and that all seems to be working quite well in the society. There are Indians&Pakistani, Africans, Asians and Caucasians and a lot more in close proximity and nobody seemed to mind in the slightest.

The favourite national dish seems to be Indian, Italians are in charge of the previous national dish: Fish & Chips and they brought Coffee and Ice Cream, Jamaicans provide the music and had a sizeable influence on youth culture in the 60s and 70s were hugely important, Black people seemed better integrated than in most other countries. All in all, it just seemed as if Britain endorsed their colonial past by accepting all different cultures in and giving them the same opportunities. I know that Irish people had to deal with a lot of subliminal or even open racism at some point, but it seemed to me that this had improved a lot as well.

Please note: No formal research went into this, it was just an impression!!

But then the Brexit discussion happened! And the “new” Britain seems to be divisive, intolerant, selfish, excluding, “we are better than they”, confrontational , bullying and Anti-European or even Anti-International. What happened??

Imagine you had a nice, friendly and tolerant neighbour who over night became an intolerant, antisocial bully. You would probably not WANT to have anything to do with the bully anymore, right? So, if the majority of British people decides for leaving the EU, I think we should be glad that they are gone and we should treat them like you would treat the anti-social bully neighbour.

By the way: I don’t think the EU is perfect and we should be grateful for all it does, BUT I do think that Ireland and many other countries have and still do benefit hugely from the EU. I also am a strong believer in co-operation and “strength in numbers” instead of doing it on your own and I think that improving the EU from the inside is the right approach. So, Brexit supporters, I don’t understand you at all!

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Have an event-full weekend and week,

–Joerg

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