Dublin Event Guide 483: Bluefire Street Fest, Living History Weekend, National Frontline Services Day, Oktoberfest

September 17th, 2016
DEG Dublin Event Guide (for free events)

No. 483 | 16 September 2016

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Hi all!

Did you enjoy Culture Night? I did!! As always it was a night FULL of great events. positivity in the City and cultural pursuits in all flavours and colours. An absolutely outstanding event!! And like many, I often wish it took place more than just once a year.

Because I could not miss Culture Night under any circumstances (I hope you understand that! :-) ), approximately 6 hours of my Friday evening were not filled with work on the Dublin Event Guide, but instead with me enjoying the music, exhibitions and entertainment in the City Centre. An unfortunate lack of dedication and focus, I know ;-) and this will have you suffering this week because the Dublin Event Guide is – again – late! Apologies! But here it is and hopefully you will still get some benefit from it.

I have posted the first Facebook update as early as possible again today, so that you know at least the headline events. And I will use the two-stage publishing process for this Dublin Event Guide again: First I will update the smartphone app and the website, then I will add more events and once all is completed, the e-mail will be sent to you.

This is the FINAL edition.

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Have an event-full weekend and week,

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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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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 my picks are the Bluefire Festival, the National Frontline Services Day and you should also put the Sculpture in Context exhibition on your To Do list. It will be a beautiful weekend and a stroll in the National Botanic Gardens should be great.

If you are interested or not, on Sunday a good bit of focus is on the GAA Football Final. There is a public screening on Smithfield Plaza if that interests you.

On both days the Living History Weekend event at the Phoenix Park Visitor Centre sounds interesting. I don’t think I will make it, but if anyone does, I would love to know how the event was. (dublineventguide@gmail.com)

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Culture Night – the good and the bad!

Actually, I am such a huge Culture Night fan, that you won’t read anything REALLY bad here. It is just such a brilliant event. I had a loose plan, nothing too fixed and I kept drifting for quite some while because I wanted to take some good pictures for the Dublin Event Guide and also report a little about the longest queues.

This was the first big surprise: While the Freemason’s Hall always has long queues (but they are very fast moving!), there was no queue at all at the Trinity Library. This must be a first in the long history of Culture Night and was caused by the only really bad thing this year: The Bus Driver strike!

I get it! Strikes are designed to hurt people that have nothing to do with the strike so that they put pressure on the employers, but in my opinion selecting Culture Night for a bus strike was a below the belt blow to families to children, to hard working people who were looking forward to the free culture Dublin has to offer on this special night.

After Trinity Library, I went to City Hall where lots of choirs were singing throughout the evening, then Temple Bar Square with lots of stop overs on the way in other venues and afterwards I went to Dublin Castle. RTE had taken over the Upper Courtyard and had built a huge stage with wonderful lighting. Getting there was a little bit of a challenge because the crowd control barriers (serpentines) were clearly built for a busier Culture Night and nobody came up with the idea that maybe it would make sense to adjust them, when significantly less people arrived. Crowd control in Ireland always seems to be driven by a pre-emptive panic and fear of visitors by the organisers. (I have lots of examples, just ask! LOL).

RTE was running a 3 hour programme on the stage with some amazing music and singing. There was also a good bit of talking and reading poems and literature readings and in my opinion that didn’t work too well in this context. See, the RTE programme was a live radio show on stage. Sounds odd? It was a little! Especially when regularly the event was interrupted by advertisement. A different structure to the event would have worked better for me and seemingly for the big crowd of people. Music always got a BIG applause, readings and poem recitals got a tiny clap.

Dublin Castle was a perfect and stunning venue for such an event and I think it is much underused during the year.

My Culture Night came to an end there, because I had a longish way back and knew that I had to do a nights long work on a Dublin Event Guide. My love for Culture Night is as strong as ever and can only hope that it continues.

Enda Kenny – the Mayo eejit?

One of a number of problems in Irish Politics is the Parish Pump politics that is done. That means that politicians care much more for there people “at home” in their constituency than for the country. As a consequence TDs (members of the National Parliament) waste time with helping Paddy to get his passport faster because he forgot to apply in time or with going to funerals of every Tom, Dick and Harry, just so that their families will vote for that politician again.

It is bad and it could relatively easily get changed, but politicians don’t like change, so we have to live with it. But you would expect that the head of the country, the Taoiseach, Enda Kenny has the interest of the country in mind as the highest priority.

We had in the context of the mess around building a new government and with the recent Apple ruling and a few other stories, quite significant events that needed a strong and decisive Taoiseach and someone who informs the people about his decisions. Did Enda Kenny speak to the nation at that time? I am not 100% sure, but I don’t think so.

This week Mayo (where he is from) is playing in a Football game. Yes, it is the final, but so what. And what does Enda Kenny do? He speaks to the nation to support his home county in a cringeworthy video, What an eejit!

Here it is: www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDmpmOy5qAk

Can we please swap him for a leader of the country?

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Exhibitions

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

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

Voices of Memory – Walk & Talk at sound art installation

30 June – 30 Sept

National War Memorial Gardens, Islandbridge, Dublin 8

Voices of Memory is a riverside sound art installation by Christina Kubisch at the Irish National War Memorial Gardens to remember the more than 49,000 Irish people who died in the First World War. In 1923, these names were published in Irish Memorial Records 1914-1918. Consisting of eight volumes, these records, beautifully designed and illustrated by Irish artist Harry Clarke, are housed nearby in the Irish National War Memorial Gardens.

Almost the entire list of these names was read by volunteers of different ages and accents from across Ireland. The sound installation is based on the flow of these male and female voices playing over the bank of the river.

Admission is free. www.goethe.de/ins/ie/en/ver.cfm?fuseaction=events.detail&event_id=20767264

Seditious Types, Legacy of the Printers of 1916 – Exhibition

07 May – October (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.

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

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Car Boot Sales – Tallaght

08:00 – 12:00, Sat 17 Sep

Tallaght Stadium, Whitestown Way, Tallaght, Co. Dublin

A weekly car boot sale, one of less than a handful that is still reliably taking place, has up to 200 cars/sellers. The stadium is just a few minutes walk from the Red LUAS line stop and numerous bus stops. For traders the Car Boot Sale opens at 06:30 for buyers from 08:00. If you are interested in selling, check the details and register on their website.

www.irishcarboot.ie/

Honest2Goodness Food Market

09:30 – 16:00, Sat 17 Sep

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 17 Sep

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 17 Sep

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 17 Sep

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 17 Sep

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

Disabled Drivers Motor Show

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 17 Sep

RDS, Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

The Disabled Drivers Motor Show on Friday and Saturday (16+17 Sept) provides product and service information for people with limited mobility and their carers about vehicles and related products.

In addition there will be a conference that covers key topics for disable drivers and passengers including recent changes to the Disabled Drivers and Passengers Tax Relief Scheme, Changes to the Fuel Grant Scheme, Vehicle Finance and Adaptations available.

Admission to the show and the conference are free, but registration is required via the Eventbrite site here.

www.ddmotorshow.ie/

Dublin City Hall – Free Admission

10:00 – 17:15, Sat 17 Sep

City Hall, Dame Street, Dublin 2

Dublin City Hall has a museum/exhibition in the basement, called “The Story of the Capital”, it is an exhibition that you should definitely check out at some stage.

To celebrate the Easter Rising Anniversary, admission to that exhibititon is free for the whole year!!

Opening hours are Monday-Saturday 10:00-17:15.

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-recreation-culture-cityhall/exhibition

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 17 Sep

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 17 Sep

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

Sculpture in Context – Exhibition

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 17 Sep

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

Sculpture in Context is Ireland’s largest outdoor sculpture exhibition and it is a brilliant exhibition in the beautiful surroundings of the National Botanic Gardens. Some of Ireland’s best artists are showing new work and the sculptures are displayed throughout the gardens, ponds, Great Palm House and Curvilinear Range, with the smaller works exhibited in the in the gallery in the Visitors Centre.

The exhibition opened on 08 Sept and will run until 21 October.

www.sculptureincontext.com/

Temple Bar Markets

10:00 – 16:30, Sat 17 Sep

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

Blackrock Market

11:00 – 17:30, Sat 17 Sep

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/

Living History Weekend

11:00 – 17:00, Sat 17 Sep

Phoenix Park Visitor Centre, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

A “Living History Weekend” will take place at the Phoenix Park Visitor Centre on Saturday 17 & Sunday 18 September.

Military Life from the Viking Era, Age of Chivalry, Napoleonic War, American Civil War, World War I, World War II and Vietnam will all be featured. There will be re-enactments, historical talks and military exhibits.

Admission is free.

www.phoenixpark.ie/newsevents/title,35121,en.html

Terenure Family Fun Day

11:00 – 16:00, Sat 17 Sep

Bushy Park, Tempelogue Road, Terenure, Dublin 6W

The Terenure Family Fun Day will take place together with the weekly Terenure Village Market in Bushy Park. There will be food and craft stalls. outdoor yoga (11:00-12:00), family entertainment (13:00-16:00) with bouncy castle, face painting, magic show, live music and more.

Admission is free. (Parking is restricted.)

www.facebook.com/terenurevillagemarket/

Terenure Village Market

11:00 – 16:00, Sat 17 Sep

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

Alliance Francaise Open Day

11:30 – 17:00, Sat 17 Sep

Alliance Francaise, 1 Kildare Street, Dublin 2

An Open Day will take place at the Alliance Francaise to give you an opportunity to find out about their courses and events in the next semester.

You can sit a free placement test, check out the book stand, find out about the activities at the Alliance Francaise. And you will even get a complimentary coffee and croissant.

alliance-francaise.ie/culture/

National Frontline Services Day

11:30 – 16:00, Sat 17 Sep

Trinity College, Dublin 2

On Saturday the National Frontline Services Day is celebrated. Frontline Services are ambulances, firefighters, all sort of police forces (Garda, Airport Police etc) to give just some examples.

The celebrations start with a parade at 12:00 from the Garden of Remembrance to Trinity College where then an open day will take place until 16:00.

Admission is free and it is suitable for the whole family.

www.facebook.com/events/1581027322196780/

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Sat 17 Sep

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 17 Sep

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/

Oktoberfest 2016

12:00 – 00:30, Sat 17 Sep

George’s Dock, IFSC, Dublin 1

The hugely popular Oktoberfest in Dublin takes place from 15 Sept – 02 Oct again. It is a German Beer Festival with Erdinger Weissbräu Beer (including alcohol-free wheat beer), lots of German Bavarian Food and authentic Bavarian music.

Opening hours are Mon-Wed 12:00-23:30, Thur-Sat: 12:00-00:30, Sun 12:00-22:30.

The best place to experience the festival is in the Festival Tent on the platform in George’s Dock. But because the yearly festival is soo popular, there are at times long queues due to severe admission restrictions (quantity of people). Last year the queues already started at 17:30. Luckily around George’s Dock are more food and drink stalls so that you don’t HAVE to be in the Festival tent to enjoy the event.

Admission is free, but after 22:00 an odd meal voucher system kicks in: You will have to buy a wristband for EUR 6 that gives you a food voucher if you want to buy any alcohol. Allegedly licensing rules force them to do that.

www.oktoberfest-dublin.de/

SEEING – Science Gallery Exhibition

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 17 Sep

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

The exhibition “SEEING – What are you looking at?” (24 June – 25 Sept 2016) in the Science Gallery is exploring the sensory experience of vision, understanding and perception. It looks at how us human beings see by using eye tracking technology, eye tests and colour perception, but it also shows how machines see and what their limitations are.

It is a great exhibition full of intriguing exhibits, some are very clear, others need some more explanation or you should at least read the explanatory labels that every exhibit has.

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

When you go to see the exhibition, get help from the Science Gallery mediators! They are helpers (usually students or graduates) that know the whole exhibition inside out and are very happy to help with a lot more information than the little labels at the exhibits can provide. Use their excellent service and it will help you soo much more to have a better experience

The Science Gallery has very visitor friendly opening hours of Tue-Fri 12:00-20:00 and Sat+Sun 12:00-18:00.
Admission is free.

dublin.sciencegallery.com/seeing/

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Sat 17 Sep

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 17 Sep

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/

“My Favourites” – Dublin City Walking Tour

14:00 – 16:00, Sat 17 Sep

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/

Abolition not Suspension – Water Protest

14:00 – 16:00, Sat 17 Sep

Dublin (various locations)

The next Water Protest will take on Saturday. Assembly points are at Heuston Station and at Connolly Station and the march will then lead the two groups to the GPO.

www.facebook.com/events/1795112960720375/

Bluefire Street Fest

14:00 – 20:00, Sat 17 Sep

Smithfield Plaza, Dublin 7

The Bluefire Street Fest is a music, arts and culture festival on Smithfield Plaza this Saturday.

There will be a Main Stage, the Bluefire Cafe, The Bunker by the Collaborative Artist Company, a Children’s Area, Street Performers, Workshops, a Graffity Jam, Talks and a Market Fair.

The Main Stage line-up is: Sami Moukaddem (14:00), All We Need is Love (15:00), Kila (16:00), Bradog “Sister Act” (17:00), Dublin Gospel Choir (17:30), Yankari Afrobeat (19:00).

The Bluefire Cafe will feature Board Games with our friends from ALT Events and also Knitting, and Giant Games.

The Children’s Area comes with Yoga, Indian Dance, Drama, Circus Tricks, Story Telling, Bollywood Beats, Hula Hooping, African Dancing and African Drumming.

The talks are specically targeting a younger audience and topics are Gaming & Animation, Music & Technology, Business & Entrepreneurship, Education & Learning and “Girl Crew”.

Looks like a great line-up of events, of performers and a nice variety to suit all ages. Definitely a “Joerg’s Pick”. ;-)

www.bluefiredublin.ie/line-up-bfsf-2016.html

Chester Beatty Library – Irish Language Tour

14:00, Sat 17 Sep

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

An Intercultural Tour in Irish Language with Community Ambassador Jack FitzGerald will take place.
Admission is free.

www.cbl.ie/Plan-A-Visit/What-s-On.aspx

Eason Story Time for children

14:00, Sat 17 Sep

Eason, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

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

Admission is free.

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

Irish National War Memorial Gardens – Guided Tour

14:00, Sat 17 Sep

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

A free guided tour will take place at the National War Memorial at Islandbridge every Saturday at 14:00 until the end of October.

The tour will focus on World War I, in which so many Irishmen died. You will also hear about the main features of the gardens at this tour.

Meeting point is the car park at 14:00. For further information contact 01-8155914.

www.phoenixpark.ie/newsevents/title,36801,en.html

Knot Again Workshop – Ardagh Chalice

14:30 – 15:30, Sat 17 Sep

National Museum, Kildare Street (Archaeology), Dublin 2

Did you know that when the Sam Maguire cup was made in 1928 that it was based on the Aradagh Chalice? Celebrate the football All-Ireland in the National Museum and find out more about the Ardagh Chalice and its beautiful interlaced knot designs. And have a go at making your own design to take home. Suitable from age 8.

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

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=3042

Family Workshop – National Gallery

15:00 – 16:00, Sat 17 Sep

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

This week’s Family workshop for children (4-10 years) with their guardians is entitled “Impressions of Art” with Beth O’Halloran.

Admission is free, find all other details via the website below.

www.nationalgallery.ie/en/whatson/Families/Family_Programme/Family_17Sep.aspx

Sculpture in Context – Guided Walk

15:30, Sat 17 Sep

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

Every Saturday during the Sculpture in Context exhibition (10,17,24 Sept + 01,08,15 Oct) you will have the opportunity to meet one of the participating artists for a guided tour through the exhibition to gain an insight into Ireland’s largest outdoor and indoor sculpture exhibition.

Admission is free. Meet at the Education and Visitor Centre.

www.botanicgardens.ie/news/events.htm

Sim Simma – Gig

20:00, Sat 17 Sep

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

Sim Simma will perform Reggae, Afro, Brazilian at this gig in Bray.

Admission is free.

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

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Sat 17 Sep

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/

Bob Skeleton – Gig

22:30, Sat 17 Sep

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Bob Skeleton and support “Aspect” will play a gig in the Midnight Hour at Whelan’s.

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

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/midnight-hour-w-bob-skeleton/

Shift – 80s Tribute Band

23:55, Sat 17 Sep

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

Shift is the perfect 80s Tribute Band. Expect big hear, too tight trousers, makeup on men and leather. Then add Animal, Whitesnake, Def Leppard, and Guns ‘n’ Roses and you are having a brilliant mix for a great night out.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1610614659238775/

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Car Boot Sales – Ballymun

08:00 – 13:00, Sun 18 Sep

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

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

Admission for buyers is free.

www.facebook.com/irishcarboot

Belgard Weekend Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 18 Sep

Belgard Road, Dublin 24

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

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

www.facebook.com/belgardmarket

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 18 Sep

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

Magazine Fort – Guided Tour

10:00 – 16:30, Sun 18 Sep

Magazine Fort, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

The Magazine Fort in Phoenix Park is unusually neglected and at the same time unusually rich in history. Many have seen it as a barred off concrete fortress in a corner of Phoenix Park and even more don’t even know or have forgotten that it exists. The old Phoenix House, the home of the British Viceroy, was on the site where the fort was built from the early 17th century and then in 1734 the Fort was built and extended in 1801.

In 1916 the Fort was raided by the rebels who expected to find a lot of explosives there, but found the Fort nearly empty. In 1939 the IRA raided the Fort and stole more than a million rounds of ammunition, but most of it was recovered over the following weeks.

Since 1988, the Irish Army doesn’t use the Fort anymore and gave it back to the Office of Public Works (OPW), but not much good has happened to the Fort in the last 28 years (!!) and there were numerous speculations about the reasons for that.

Finally, this year, there will be guided tours at the Fort for three months from 31 July until the end of October. The tours take place on Sundays and Fridays at 10:00, 12:00, 14:00 and 15:30 and only 20 places are available on each tour.

Tickets are available at the Phoenix Park Visitor Centre on a first come, first served basis and can not be pre-booked. A shuttle bus will bring the ticket holders to the Fort.

I definitely want to visit the Magazine Fort, so you will find me in the queue at some stage.

www.phoenixpark.ie/visitorinformation/magazinefort/#d.en.36668

Marlay Park Market

10:00 – 16:00, Sun 18 Sep

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 18 Sep

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/

Sculpture in Context – Exhibition

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 18 Sep

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

Sculpture in Context is Ireland’s largest outdoor sculpture exhibition and it is a brilliant exhibition in the beautiful surroundings of the National Botanic Gardens. Some of Ireland’s best artists are showing new work and the sculptures are displayed throughout the gardens, ponds, Great Palm House and Curvilinear Range, with the smaller works exhibited in the in the gallery in the Visitors Centre.

The exhibition opened on 08 Sept and will run until 21 October.

www.sculptureincontext.com/

Big Beach Clean – Sandymount Beach

10:30, Sun 18 Sep

Sandymount Green, Sandymount, Dublin 4

This weekend is the “Big Beach Clean” and helpers are needed to support the organisations that take on the big task to get rid of the rubbish on our beaches.

Sandymount Beach will be cleaned by St, Columba’s College on Sunday 18 Sept. from 10:30. Meeting point is the Car park on Sandymount Strand at Gilford Road. For more information contact 01-4002202

cleancoasts.org/our-initiatives/big-beach-clean/

Drumcondra Village Market

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 18 Sep

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 18 Sep

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/

Family Market Dublin – Food Co-op

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 18 Sep

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

The September edition of the Family Market Dublin is coming to the Food Co-op hall this weekend. There will be nursery room decorations, toys, clothes, books and just about anything imaginable for babies and children.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/familymarketdublin

Jazz Brunch Sundays

11:00 – 14:00, Sun 18 Sep

Kilkenny Shop, Nassau Street, Dublin 2

The Kilkenny Shop Cafe is inviting to a Jazz Brunch Sunday every Sunday.

Admission is free.

www.kilkennyshop.com/restaurant-jazzsundays

Living History Weekend

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 18 Sep

Phoenix Park Visitor Centre, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

A “Living History Weekend” will take place at the Phoenix Park Visitor Centre on Saturday 17 & Sunday 18 September.

Military Life from the Viking Era, Age of Chivalry, Napoleonic War, American Civil War, World War I, World War II and Vietnam will all be featured. There will be re-enactments, historical talks and military exhibits.

Admission is free.

www.phoenixpark.ie/newsevents/title,35121,en.html

Palestrina Choir

11:00, Sun 18 Sep

St. Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, 83 Marlborough Street, Dublin 1

The well known Palestrina Choir sing every Sunday at the mass in St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral. They sing complete masterworks by Mozart, Haydn, Dvorak, Palestrina, de Victoria, usually accompanied by Prof. Gerard Gillen on the organ, who often also plays a solo piece.

www.procathedral.ie/music/this-week

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Sun 18 Sep

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

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

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Blackrock Market

12:00 – 17:30, Sun 18 Sep

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 18 Sep

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

Oktoberfest 2016

12:00 – 22:30, Sun 18 Sep

George’s Dock, IFSC, Dublin 1

The hugely popular Oktoberfest in Dublin takes place from 15 Sept – 02 Oct again. It is a German Beer Festival with Erdinger Weissbräu Beer (including alcohol-free wheat beer), lots of German Bavarian Food and authentic Bavarian music.

Opening hours are Mon-Wed 12:00-23:30, Thur-Sat: 12:00-00:30, Sun 12:00-22:30.

The best place to experience the festival is in the Festival Tent on the platform in George’s Dock. But because the yearly festival is soo popular, there are at times long queues due to severe admission restrictions (quantity of people). Last year the queues already started at 17:30. Luckily around George’s Dock are more food and drink stalls so that you don’t HAVE to be in the Festival tent to enjoy the event.

Admission is free, but after 22:00 an odd meal voucher system kicks in: You will have to buy a wristband for EUR 6 that gives you a food voucher if you want to buy any alcohol. Allegedly licensing rules force them to do that.

www.oktoberfest-dublin.de/

SEEING – Science Gallery Exhibition

12:00 – 18:00, Sun 18 Sep

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

The exhibition “SEEING – What are you looking at?” (24 June – 25 Sept 2016) in the Science Gallery is exploring the sensory experience of vision, understanding and perception. It looks at how us human beings see by using eye tracking technology, eye tests and colour perception, but it also shows how machines see and what their limitations are.

It is a great exhibition full of intriguing exhibits, some are very clear, others need some more explanation or you should at least read the explanatory labels that every exhibit has.

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

When you go to see the exhibition, get help from the Science Gallery mediators! They are helpers (usually students or graduates) that know the whole exhibition inside out and are very happy to help with a lot more information than the little labels at the exhibits can provide. Use their excellent service and it will help you soo much more to have a better experience

The Science Gallery has very visitor friendly opening hours of Tue-Fri 12:00-20:00 and Sat+Sun 12:00-18:00.
Admission is free.

dublin.sciencegallery.com/seeing/

Sunday at Noon – Classical Concerts

12:00 – 13:00, Sun 18 Sep

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 Concorde, celebrating 40 years. They will perform newly composed music.

www.hughlane.ie/past-sunday-concerts/1565-sundaysnoon-concorde-celebrating-40-years-1

All Ireland Senior Football Final & Willy Wonka – Public Screening

13:00 – 18:00, Sun 18 Sep

Smithfield Plaza, Dublin 7

The All Ireland Senior Football Final between Dublin and Mayo on Sunday is long sold out and go get tickets you seemingly have to sell your first-born, so it makes a lot of sense to have a public screening of the match. Dublin City is inviting to a public screening of the match on Smithfield Plaza from 15:00.

Before the match a public screening of the movie “Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory” with Gene Wilder will take place from 13:00.

It seems that this somewhat odd combination of screenings is chosen to give the screening a strong “family-friendly” character and this is underpinned by the “strictly no alcohol” rule. (A rather unpopular rule for a sports event in Ireland.)

Access to Smithfield Plaza will be from New Church Street and North King Street.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/175561949545709/

Big Beach Clean – Booterstown

13:00, Sun 18 Sep

Booterstown Dart Station, Booterstown, Co. Dublin

Marin Software will be running a beach clean at Booterstown on Sunday 18 September from 13:00 as part of the Big Beach Clean. The group will meet at the Booterstown DART station. For more information on this clean up contact the Clean Coasts team on 01 4002202. Helpers are appreciated.

cleancoasts.org/our-initiatives/big-beach-clean/

Drop-In Drawing Session – Chester Beatty Library

13:00 – 15:00, Sun 18 Sep

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

Learn drawing techniques, including line drawing, shading, perspective and decoration during this relaxed and informal drawing session.

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

www.cbl.ie/Plan-A-Visit/What-s-On.aspx

Low priced books with free delivery!

13:00, Sun 18 Sep

Dublin (various locations)

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www.bookdepository.com?a_aid=dubevg

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Arbour Hill Cemetery Tour

14:00, Sun 18 Sep

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

Bamboo Flute Performance

14:00, Sun 18 Sep

Chesterfield Avenue in Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

Hung-Jen Wu is a Taiwanese bamboo flute player known for his emotionally expressive style and diverse influences, including Chinese traditional music, jazz, and Taiwanese music.

At this performance in the Chester Beatty Library Hung-Jen Wu will play specific songs to celebrate the Chinese Mid-Autumn (Moon) Festival.

Admission is free.

www.cbl.ie/Plan-A-Visit/What-s-On.aspx

Dublin Sketchers – Sunday Meet-up

14:00, Sun 18 Sep

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 18 Sep

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/current/1431-free-sunday-tours-at-2pm-2016

Music in the Bandstand – Farmleigh House

14:00 – 16:00, Sun 18 Sep

Farmleigh House, Castleknock end of Phoenix Park, Dublin 15

The St Mary’s Brass & Reed Band from Cavan will play in the Bandstand at Farmleigh House.

Admission is free.

www.farmleigh.ie/events/Title,36588,en.html

Stella Bass Jazz Trio

14:00 – 16:00, Sun 18 Sep

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

GAA Football All Ireland Final – Cinema Screening

15:00, Sun 18 Sep

Odeon Cinemas in Dublin

The 11 Odeon Cinemas in Ireland will show the GAA Football Final between Dublin and Mayo on Sunday on the big cinema screen and admission is free. The pre-match coverage starts at 15:00 and the kick off is at 15:30.

To get tickets you need to go to the website below and click on “Get your free tickets now”. Then you need to go through the normal process as if you bought a cinema tickets including using your credit card, but your credit card will NOT be charged. Alternatively you can get free tickets at the door if there are still some available.

There are 11 Odeon cinemas in Ireland and the cinemas in Dublin are Blanchardstown, Stillorgan, Point Village, Charlestown.

www.odeoncinemas.ie/gaa-football-final/

Museum Tour – National Print Museum

15:00 – 16:30, Sun 18 Sep

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

Rembrandt: Experimental Etcher – Talk

15:00 – 15:45, Sun 18 Sep

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

Dr John Loughman from UCD is talking about “Rembrandt: Experimental Etcher” at this Sunday Talk,

Admission is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/en/whatson/Talks/Sunday_Talks2016/Sunday_Sep18.aspx

Remembering Relatives Lost at the Somme – Novelist Jennifer Johnston in conversation

15:00, Sun 18 Sep

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

Novelist Jennifer Johnston will be in Conversation with Dermot Bolger and the event is part of the “Dermot Bolger: Writer in Residence” programme at the National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts and History.

Johnston will read from her work in memory of her great uncle, who died at the Battle of the Somme, and in memory of her mother’s brother who survived the Somme but was killed soon after, aged just twenty-two. She will then discuss with Dermot Bolger her life and her work since her first book, The Captains and the Kings, appeared in 1972.

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

www.eventbrite.com/e/remembering-relatives-lost-at-the-somme-jennifer-johnston-in-conversation-with-dermot-bolger-tickets-21255362361?ref=devg

Not Quite Mass – Comedy

18:00, Sun 18 Sep

Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

“Not Quite Mass” is a new weekly Comedy show in the Workman’s Club. There will be stand-up comedy and more (games, interviews, panel discussions and some madness). The event is organised and lead by Steve Bennett.

We can never have enough Comedy! So check it out and tell me about it afterwards. ;-)

Admission is free (donations are welcome).

www.facebook.com/groups/NOTQUITEMASS/

The New Breadwinners – Bluegrass Gig

18:00, Sun 18 Sep

Leeson Lounge, 148 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4

The New Breadwinners are a 3-piece Bluegrass band and they are playing every Sunday in the Leeson Longe.

Admission is free, donations are appreciated.

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

Wiley Fox Trad Session

18:00 – 20:00, Sun 18 Sep

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

Dixieland Jazzmen – Gig

18:30 – 20:30, Sun 18 Sep

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

The Dixeland Jazzmen play a weekly gig in Sin E. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/Sin.E.Pub/

Jawbone – Acoustic Folk & Blues Night

19:00 – 21:00, Sun 18 Sep

Arthur’s Pub, 28 Thomas Street, Dublin 8

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

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

www.facebook.com/ArthursPub

Gardiner Street Gospel Choir Mass

19:30 – 20:30, Sun 18 Sep

St. Francis Xavier Church at the top of Gardiner Street, Dublin 1

The Gardiner Street Gospel Choir sings every Sunday from September to June at their “Gig in God’s Gaff”, a Mass in St. Francis Xavier Church at the top of Gardiner Street near the junction with Dorset Street.

The Gardiner Street Gospel Choir, one of the best known gospel choirs in Ireland will give you a chance to experience a mass with a difference. It is uplifting and inspiring and everybody is welcome independent from your level of religiousness or your relationship with the Catholic Church in other contexts.

Disclaimer: I am involved with the Gardiner Street Gospel Choir, so the description above MIGHT not be totally unbiased. But just take it from me, they are brilliant! ;-)

www.gardinerstreetgospelchoir.com

Handsome Handsome – Gig

20:00, Sun 18 Sep

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

Handsome Handsome are in the Harbour Bar for a gig.

Admission is free.

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

Max Reger Organ Recitals

20:00, Sun 18 Sep

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

St. Patrick’s Cathedral is inviting to a series of organ recitals, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the death of Max Reger. The “Chorale Fantasias” recitals will be played by David Leigh. The schedule is

11 September: Ein feste Burg
18 September: Freu dich sehr, meine Seele
25 September: Wie shön leucht uns die Morgenstern
2 October: Straf’ mich nicht in deinem Zorn
9 October: Alle Menschen müssen sterben
16 October: Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme
23 October: Hallelujah! Gott zu loben

Admission is free, but tickets are required. Get them via the website below.

www.stpatrickscathedral.ie/event/1916-reger-2016-chorale-fantasias/

Apollo Sessions

20:30, Sun 18 Sep

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

Live at the Liquor Rooms – Singer/Songwriter

20:30, Sun 18 Sep

Liquor Rooms, 7 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

The Liquor Rooms have lined up Carly Coonagh, Abi and Catriona F for three gigs on Sunday evening.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1273826005984524/

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 00:00, Sun 18 Sep

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 18 Sep

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 18 Sep

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 18 Sep

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 Jive Cats – Gig

22:00, Sun 18 Sep

Mercantile, 28 Dame Street, Dublin 2

The Rock ‘n’ Rockk and Swing Band “The Jive Cats” will perform in the Mercantile every Sunday from 22:00.

Admission is free.

dublinsessions.ie/the-mercantile-hotel/

The Dublin Blues Cartel – Gig

22:30, Sun 18 Sep

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

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

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/live-from-the-window-w-the-dublin-blues-cartel-29/

Monday 19 Sep

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RDS Library Book Sale

10:00 – 17:00, Mon 19 Sep

RDS Library, Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

The yearly RDS Library book sale will take place from Monday 19 September to Friday 23 September.

Duplicate and out-of-date books can be bought for extremely low prices. Donations of books will also be accepted from Members of the RDS to help raise funds for the Library.

Admission is free and everyone is welcome.

www.rds.ie/Whats-On/Event/27273

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Mon 19 Sep

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

Oktoberfest 2016

12:00 – 23:30, Mon 19 Sep

George’s Dock, IFSC, Dublin 1

The hugely popular Oktoberfest in Dublin takes place from 15 Sept – 02 Oct again. It is a German Beer Festival with Erdinger Weissbräu Beer (including alcohol-free wheat beer), lots of German Bavarian Food and authentic Bavarian music.

Opening hours are Mon-Wed 12:00-23:30, Thur-Sat: 12:00-00:30, Sun 12:00-22:30.

The best place to experience the festival is in the Festival Tent on the platform in George’s Dock. But because the yearly festival is soo popular, there are at times long queues due to severe admission restrictions (quantity of people). Last year the queues already started at 17:30. Luckily around George’s Dock are more food and drink stalls so that you don’t HAVE to be in the Festival tent to enjoy the event.

Admission is free, but after 22:00 an odd meal voucher system kicks in: You will have to buy a wristband for EUR 6 that gives you a food voucher if you want to buy any alcohol. Allegedly licensing rules force them to do that.

www.oktoberfest-dublin.de/

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Mon 19 Sep

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/

Using the National Library – Research workshop

14:00, Mon 19 Sep

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

Join NLI employee and historian, Dr. Emma Edwards at this workshop to get advice and guidance on researching the rich and varied collections of the National Library. The workshop will use case studies of personalities from the NLI’s collections and is suitable for anyone looking start with a research project or to enhance research skills in navigating the catalogue, accessing the various collections and interpreting the sources.

Admission is free, but places are limited so booking is required via 01 6030 278

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

Short Films Exploring a Transforming Europe – Film

17:00, Mon 19 Sep

Filmbase, Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Filmbase will host a selection of films from artists from Europe documenting the transformation of the Old World into a new one. Seven films explore ties to a physical home-place, question ideas of nationhood and challenge us on what we choose to look away from.

Admission is free, but booking is required via 01 6706106 or 1850 374 643.

filmbase.ie/short-films-exploring-a-transforming-europe-filmbase/

Bashy Quraishy – Talk

19:00, Mon 19 Sep

Jonathan Swift Theatre, Arts Building, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 2

Comhlámh is inviting to an evening of conversations with Bashy Quraishy. Bashy Quraishy is internationally known for his work as a leading voice on inter-culturalism, migration in the context of globalization, anti-Semitism and Islamophobia.

Bashy contributes regularly in the European media on various issues concerning ethnic minorities in Europe and hosts a TV programme called “Bashy’s Corner” in Denmark which is also available on YouTube.

On Monday he will talk about migration, diversity, tolerance and Islamophobia.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/612388175606754/

Song Cycle

20:00, Mon 19 Sep

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 19 Sep

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 19 Sep

Woolshed Bar & Grill, Parnell Street, Dublin 1

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

Admission is free.

www.woolshedbaa.com/dublin/

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 23:00, Mon 19 Sep

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

Trad Sessions

21:00 – 23:30, Mon 19 Sep

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

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

dublinsessions.ie/mother-reillys/

Donal Kirk & Anto Drennan – Gig

21:30, Mon 19 Sep

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

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

Admission is free.

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

The Retronauts – Gig

23:55, Mon 19 Sep

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

The wedding and party band The Retronauts will play a gig every Monday in the Mezz. Their music is Funk, Rock, Disco, Blues, Reggae.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/mezzdublin

Tuesday 20 Sep

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Pilgrimage in Medieval & Early Modern Times – Talk

10:30, Tue 20 Sep

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

“Eclectic Images: Journeys of Faith: Pilgrimage in Medieval & Early Modern Times” is the Tuesday lecture in the National Gallery with Dr. Louise Nugent, Archaeologist and Independent Researcher.

Admission is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/en/whatson/Talks/Tuesday_Talks2016/Tues_Sep20.aspx

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Tue 20 Sep

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

Oktoberfest 2016

12:00 – 23:30, Tue 20 Sep

George’s Dock, IFSC, Dublin 1

The hugely popular Oktoberfest in Dublin takes place from 15 Sept – 02 Oct again. It is a German Beer Festival with Erdinger Weissbräu Beer (including alcohol-free wheat beer), lots of German Bavarian Food and authentic Bavarian music.

Opening hours are Mon-Wed 12:00-23:30, Thur-Sat: 12:00-00:30, Sun 12:00-22:30.

The best place to experience the festival is in the Festival Tent on the platform in George’s Dock. But because the yearly festival is soo popular, there are at times long queues due to severe admission restrictions (quantity of people). Last year the queues already started at 17:30. Luckily around George’s Dock are more food and drink stalls so that you don’t HAVE to be in the Festival tent to enjoy the event.

Admission is free, but after 22:00 an odd meal voucher system kicks in: You will have to buy a wristband for EUR 6 that gives you a food voucher if you want to buy any alcohol. Allegedly licensing rules force them to do that.

www.oktoberfest-dublin.de/

“My Favourites” – Dublin City Walking Tour

14:00 – 16:00, Tue 20 Sep

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/

MP Maggle Street Art Show

18:00, Tue 20 Sep

4 Dame Lane, Dame Lane, Dublin 2

MP Maggle informed me about a Street Art Show he is running in 4 Dame Lane on 20 Sept from 18:00. But now the Facebook page has disappeared, so I am not 100% sure if the events is going ahead.

Check the Facebook page below closer to the event! Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/MPMaggle/

Seeing/Not Seeing – Rare Forms of Blindness – Talk

18:00 – 19:15, Tue 20 Sep

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

The Health Research Board invites to a public conversation on rare forms of sight loss.

More than 224,000 people in Ireland are affected by rare, genetic, age-related and degenerative conditions that result in some form of blindness. What causes these conditions? What are the treatments and cures available? What kind of support is on offer for these people and their families?

Listen to the stories of people whose lives were affected by sight loss – the range of emotions that they experienced when diagnosed, society’s perception of blindness and how they ultimately learned to embrace their condition.

Hosted by Newstalk’s Jessica Kelly, the panel of experts will be Avril Daly, CEO of Retina International, Jane Farrar, Professor of Genetics at Trinity College Dublin and John Delany, Senior Counselling Manager at Fighting Blindness.

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

www.eventbrite.ie/e/hrb-red-alert-seeingnot-seeing-rare-forms-of-blindness-tickets-27218086028?ref=devg

Table Top Tuesdays – Board Game Night

18:30, Tue 20 Sep

Black Sheep, 61 Capel Street, Dublin 1

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

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1695079290743330/

The Dublin Language Exchange – Meetup

19:00, Tue 20 Sep

Czech Inn, Essex Gate, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

EveryTuesday at 19:00, The Dublin Language Exchange takes place in the Czech Inn. It is the biggest free meeting of people from all around Dublin that are interested in learning languages and communicate with speakers of other languages.

Admission is free and the meetup is completely informal. No booking required.

www.facebook.com/Dublin-Language-Exchange-131803433533696/

Dublin Bluegrass Collective – Gig

20:00, Tue 20 Sep

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 20 Sep

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

Roots ‘n’ Blues – Gig

20:00 – 23:00, Tue 20 Sep

Arthur’s Pub, 28 Thomas Street, Dublin 8

This is a weelly acoustic roots and blues session every Tuesday in Arthur’s Pub.

With Anthony Mannion(Guitar/vocals) and Luke Mercer(Guitar/vocals). Admision is free.

www.facebook.com/ArthursPub

Ukulele Tuesday – Jam&Gig

20:00 – 22:00, Tue 20 Sep

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

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 23:00, Tue 20 Sep

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 20 Sep

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 20 Sep

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/

Woolshed Pub Quiz

21:30, Tue 20 Sep

Woolshed Bar & Grill, Parnell Street, Dublin 1

Every Tuesday, a pub quiz is taking place in the Woolshed.

Admission is free. Max team size is 6 people.

www.woolshedbaa.com

Wednesday 21 Sep

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Creative Den Drawing Session – Rua Red

11:00, Wed 21 Sep

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 21 Sep

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

Oktoberfest 2016

12:00 – 23:30, Wed 21 Sep

George’s Dock, IFSC, Dublin 1

The hugely popular Oktoberfest in Dublin takes place from 15 Sept – 02 Oct again. It is a German Beer Festival with Erdinger Weissbräu Beer (including alcohol-free wheat beer), lots of German Bavarian Food and authentic Bavarian music.

Opening hours are Mon-Wed 12:00-23:30, Thur-Sat: 12:00-00:30, Sun 12:00-22:30.

The best place to experience the festival is in the Festival Tent on the platform in George’s Dock. But because the yearly festival is soo popular, there are at times long queues due to severe admission restrictions (quantity of people). Last year the queues already started at 17:30. Luckily around George’s Dock are more food and drink stalls so that you don’t HAVE to be in the Festival tent to enjoy the event.

Admission is free, but after 22:00 an odd meal voucher system kicks in: You will have to buy a wristband for EUR 6 that gives you a food voucher if you want to buy any alcohol. Allegedly licensing rules force them to do that.

www.oktoberfest-dublin.de/

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Wed 21 Sep

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/

Support the Dublin Event Guide – Buy your books here!

13:00, Wed 21 Sep

Dublin (various locations)

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

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

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The shrine of St Caillín of Fenagh & medieval art – Talk

13:00, Wed 21 Sep

Royal Irish Academy, 19 Dawson Street, Dublin 2

“The shrine of St Caillín of Fenagh and its place in Irish late medieval art” is a talk by Dr Paul Mullarkey, National Museum of Ireland.

The Book of Fenagh, an Irish manuscript commissioned in 1516, tells the story of the life of St Caillín, founder of the early Christian monastic community at Fenagh. The manuscript reflects the politics of early sixteenth-century north Connacht, with the saint’s life being used for propaganda purposes. It is the work of an expert scribe, Muirgheas Ó Maoilchonaire, and is an excellent example of late medieval Irish manuscript production. The exhibition in the Academy Library tells the story of scribes and scholars associated with the manuscript.

Admission is free.

www.ria.ie/events/shrine-st-caillin-fenagh-and-its-place-irish-late-medieval-art

New Parents’ Tour – National Gallery

14:00 – 14:30, Wed 21 Sep

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

The New Parents Tour at the National Gallery is a free public tour for parents, guardians, and carers of infants and young children. The route of the tour is suitable for prams and strollers.

www.nationalgallery.ie/en/whatson/Tours/New_Parents/Parents_21Sept.aspx

Temple Bar “Night” Market

15:00 – 20:00, Wed 21 Sep

Temple Bar Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

The Temple Bar “Night” Market is more an afternoon and evening market (15:00-20:00) and it takes place every Wednesday until the end of September.

You can buy Arts & Crafts at this market.

In previous years the missing food and drink stalls (probably to protect the pubs and restaurants in Temple Bar) was mentioned by visitors as a critique.

templebarnightmarket.com/

Havana International Language Exchange

16:30 – 19:30, Wed 21 Sep

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 Stress Test – Ian Robertson – Book Signing

18:00 – 19:30, Wed 21 Sep

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

Ian Robertson will talk about his latest book “The Stress Test”. His journey of discovery through his previous cases as a practicing clinical psychologist and his research on the brain led him to the startling conclusion that some stress can have remarkable benefits for our minds and brains.

Ian will be signing copies of his book and answering your questions.

Admission is free, but booking is required.

dublin.sciencegallery.com/events/2016/09/stresstestbooksigningianrobertson

Free Digital Tools and Online Marketing Strategies for businesses – Talk

18:30 – 21:30, Wed 21 Sep

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

The workshop “Free Digital Tools and Online Marketing Strategies to help you and your business” with Ailish Irvine from Ailish Irvine Training will take place in the Business Library.

Admission is free, but booking is required via 01-8733996.

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

Hoops of Holiness / Bone Fire – Poetry Book Lanunch

18:30, Wed 21 Sep

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

Salom Poetry will launch two new poetry collections. Hoops of Holiness by Maurice Harmon is his sixth collection of poetry and will be launched by Seamus Cashman. Bone Fire by Susan Millar DuMars is her fourth collection and will be launched by Dave Lordan.

Admission is free.

irishwriterscentre.ie/collections/whats-on-at-the-centre/products/book-launch-hoops-of-holiness-and-bone-fire

Quantified Self – Meet Up

18:30 – 20:00, Wed 21 Sep

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

The next Quantified Self Meetup is themed “Quantified Stress” .

According to the United States Center for Disease Control, 90% of all illness and disease is caused by stress. Being aware of stress is the first step to better management of stress. With the latest developments in Quantified Self tools, measuring stress through Heart Rate Variability, Galvanic Skin Response and Brainwave Activity we can track stress over time. With techniques such as biofeedback and neurofeedback training we can learn to develop ways to better handle stress.

At this Meetup two stress experts, neurologically based chiropractor, Dr. Tammy Verlaan-Ross and data scientist Peter Ross from Life and Balance Centre, a stress management clinic will will talk about measuring stress and how we can use the latest quantified self tools to manage stress better, including a live demonstration of some of the technology they use and how you can train to manage stress better with this technology.

Admission is free, but booking is required via this page www.meetup.com/Quantified-Self-Dublin/events/233849537/

dublin.sciencegallery.com/events/2016/09/quantifiedselfmeet

Inspiration 1916 Proclamation – Interview Series

19:00 – 21:00, Wed 21 Sep

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

Inspiration Proclamation: Public interview series about the 1916 Proclamation with Dr John Bowman.

This series of public interviews at the National Library of Ireland considers the relevance of the 1916 Proclamation. Is it seen now as an inspirational text or as a historical document?

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin the first guest that will talk to John Bowman. The other speakers in the series, which runs from September – November 2016, are writers Roddy Doyle and Edna O’Brien, Professor Gearóid Ó Tuathaigh, and former President of Ireland Dr Mary McAleese.

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

www.eventbrite.com/e/inspiration-proclamation-archbishop-diarmuid-martin-in-conversation-tickets-26782623548?ref=devg

Brand New Switcheroo – Roots Gig

20:00, Wed 21 Sep

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

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

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

Anseo Comedy Club

20:30, Wed 21 Sep

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 21 Sep

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 21 Sep

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 21 Sep

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 21 Sep

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

Inn Jokes – Comedy Club

21:15, Wed 21 Sep

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

The next Inn Jokes Comedy club will happen on Wednesday in Kilmainham.

There will be a special guest headliner and Johnny Candon, Aidan Greene and Ashlee Bentley will also perform. MC is Colm O’Regan.

Admission is free, donations are appreciated.

innjokes.com

Trad Session

21:30, Wed 21 Sep

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).

The Harleys – Gig

23:55, Wed 21 Sep

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

The Harleys are a popular coverband and they will be in the Mezz every Wednesday at midnight.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/mezzdublin

Thursday 22 Sep

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Sculpture in Context – Exhibition

10:00 – 17:00, Thu 22 Sep

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

Sculpture in Context is Ireland’s largest outdoor sculpture exhibition and it is a brilliant exhibition in the beautiful surroundings of the National Botanic Gardens. Some of Ireland’s best artists are showing new work and the sculptures are displayed throughout the gardens, ponds, Great Palm House and Curvilinear Range, with the smaller works exhibited in the in the gallery in the Visitors Centre.

The exhibition opened on 08 Sept and will run until 21 October.

www.sculptureincontext.com/

Grangegorman Military Cemetery – Tour

11:00, Thu 22 Sep

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 22 Sep

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

Oktoberfest 2016

12:00 – 00:30, Thu 22 Sep

George’s Dock, IFSC, Dublin 1

The hugely popular Oktoberfest in Dublin takes place from 15 Sept – 02 Oct again. It is a German Beer Festival with Erdinger Weissbräu Beer (including alcohol-free wheat beer), lots of German Bavarian Food and authentic Bavarian music.

Opening hours are Mon-Wed 12:00-23:30, Thur-Sat: 12:00-00:30, Sun 12:00-22:30.

The best place to experience the festival is in the Festival Tent on the platform in George’s Dock. But because the yearly festival is soo popular, there are at times long queues due to severe admission restrictions (quantity of people). Last year the queues already started at 17:30. Luckily around George’s Dock are more food and drink stalls so that you don’t HAVE to be in the Festival tent to enjoy the event.

Admission is free, but after 22:00 an odd meal voucher system kicks in: You will have to buy a wristband for EUR 6 that gives you a food voucher if you want to buy any alcohol. Allegedly licensing rules force them to do that.

www.oktoberfest-dublin.de/

The Green Door Market

12:00 – 19:00, Thu 22 Sep

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

Progressive Tax Reforms for Budget 2017 – Seminar

12:45 – 14:15, Thu 22 Sep

TASC, 14 Parliament Street, Dublin 2

The Think-tank for Action on Social Change (TASC) is inviting to a seminar about “Progressive Tax Reforms for Budget 2017” with Dr Micheál Collins, Assistant Professor of Social Policy, UCD.

Admission is free and you are invited to bring your lunch and eat it during the seminar. Registration is required via 01-6169050.

www.tasc.ie/events/2016/09/22/lunchtime-seminar-some-progressive-tax-reforms-for/

Opera Librettists and Libretti – Talk

13:00, Thu 22 Sep

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

A series of three illustrated talks by Michael Grant will discuss Opera Librettists and Libretti. Admission is free, but booking is required via 01-8734333 Ext 5.

Thurs 08 Sept: ‘Lorenzo da Ponte and Mozart’
Thurs 15 Sept: ’19th Century Grand Opera’
Thurs 22 Sept: ‘The librettists of Verdi and Puccini’

In these three talks, illustrated by musical examples, Michael will look at the lives and work of the literary artists who provided the plots and the libretti for many of the great opera composers.

[And if you are not sure what “libretti” really means, here is the definition that I had to look up myself because I wasn’t sure:
A libretto is the text used in, or intended for, an extended musical work such as an opera or operetta. Libretti is the plural of libretto and the librettist is the person that creates/writes the libretto.]

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

End of Summer Night Market

16:00, Thu 22 Sep

The Bernard Shaw, 12 Richmond Street South, Dublin 8

The second and last Bernard Shaw “Night” Market takes place on Thursday and starts at 16:00.

No more details aer available. The Bernard Shaw people are not the chattiest of folk when it comes to their event announcements!

Admission is free.

bodytonicmusic.com/events/end-of-summer-night-market/

Cryptography – The Science of Secrets – Talks

17:00 – 21:30, Thu 22 Sep

Gleeson Theatre, DIT Kevin Street, Kevin Street, Dublin 8

A series of lectures about Cryptography, Ransomware, cryptocurrencies and other related subjects will take place in DIT.

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

www.eventbrite.com/e/cryptography-the-science-of-secrets-tickets-26337059855?ref=devg

Development Education responses to Global Warming – Talks

17:30 – 19:30, Thu 22 Sep

IDEA Office, 6 Gardiner Row, Dublin 1

At the event “Development Education responses to Global Warming” IDEA member Mark Kernan, a writer, commentator and part-time lecturer at UCC, will focus on Development Education responses to Global Warming.

You are asked to read this article before the event.

Admission is free, but registartion is required via Eimear@ideaonline.ie.

www.ideaonline.ie/latest/event-detail/ideas-development-education-conversation-series-session-3

Toxic Access: Artistic License in Ireland – Discussion

17:45 – 19:15, Thu 22 Sep

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

How should cultural institutions like museums, galleries and libraries treat material that is culturally toxic but socially significant? When freedom of speech clashes with controversy or hatred, who decides the boundaries of censorship?

At this event, experts debate the different approaches to extremist material taken by museums, search engines, religions, academia, counter-extremist researchers and more.

The panelists are Maura Conway (Professor of Law & Government at Dublin City University and VOX POL), Kuba Kocinski (Trust & Safety EMEA Manager at Google), Umar Al-Qadri (Head-Imam of Al-Mustafa Islamic Educational & Cultural Centre Ireland), Roja Fazaeli (Assistant Professor of Islamic Civilization(s), TCD) and Neville Cox (Dean of Graduate Studies, Associate Professor of Law, TCD).

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

dublin.sciencegallery.com/events/2016/09/toxicaccessartisticlicenseireland

Little Museum of Dublin – Free Admission Thursday

18:00 – 20:00, Thu 22 Sep

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

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

Visit the museum and find out lots more about Dublin.

www.littlemuseum.ie/

Spanish Film Screening: El Juego del Escondite

18:00, Thu 22 Sep

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

The Spanish Documentary Film “El Juego del Escondite / Hide and Seek” will be screened in Arabic with English subtitles.

A film crew travels to Lebanon to make a film on the game of hide and seek in a Syrian refugee camp.

Admission is free.

On another website of the Instituto Cervantes (dublin.cervantes.es/FichasCultura/Ficha109022_16_2.htm) is is claimed that the film on 22 Sept will be “El gran vuelo”. Maybe ring 01-631 1500 to check which of the two it is.

dublin.cervantes.es/FichasCultura/Ficha109021_16_2.htm

The Nearly Zero Energy Cabra House – Q&A

18:00, Thu 22 Sep

Cabra Library, Navan Road, Dublin 7

The Nearly Zero Energy Cabra House will be explained at this public presentation to Owners, Occupiers and Contractors with staff from Dublin Institute of Technology, Bolton Street, Dublin 1. A full explanation of the proposals to upgrade the Cabra House to the full new-build NZEB standard will be provided and there will be plenty of time for questions and answers.
Admission is free. Booking is not required.

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

#Love 21st Century Relationships – Book Launch

18:30, Thu 22 Sep

Dubray Books, 36 Grafton Street, Dublin 2

The launch of “#Love 21st Century Relationships”, a guide to relationships in the modern era, by psychotherapist Trish Murphy will take place on Thursday. The book will be launched by Michael Dyar.

Admission is free. Refreshments will be served.

www.dubraybooks.ie/news-and-events

Start or Grow your Business – Business Lectures

18:30 – 20:00, Thu 22 Sep

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

Twice every year, the Central Library together with the Local Enterprise Office in Dublin City are running a series of six free Business Lectures for everybody who wants to start or grow a business. The lectures will cover subjects such as the characteristics needed to run and fund your business. Digital marketing strategies and writing business plans will also be included.

The next series will take place on Thursdays from 18:30-20:00 between 15 September and 20 October.

Admission is free, but booking is required here. All topics and speakers are listed on that same website, but to make it easier for you, they are also here:

15 Sept: Becoming a Successful Entrepreneur – How You Can Create and Produce Ideas
22 Sept: Creating the best Business Plan for your Business
29 Sept: Market Research Skills – What You Need To Do To Be Successful
06 Oct: Managing your Online Presence – Having A Digital Plan To Help You Increase Sales
13 Oct: Essential Supports and Services for Entrepreneurs – Who’s Out There To Help You
20 Oct: Financial Support and Grants for Entrepreneurs

www.localenterprise.ie/DublinCity/Start-or-Grow-your-Business/Starting-a-Business/Library-Talks/

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

19:00 – 21:00, Thu 22 Sep

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/

New to Dublin? Dublin Expats Meeting

19:00, Thu 22 Sep

Living Room Pub, Cathal Brugha Street (off O’Connell Street), Dublin 1

An expatriate or expat is a person temporarily or permanently residing in a country other than that of their citizenship.

And this is a weekly meeting for all Expats in Dublin (new and old!). If you are new to the city, this is an excellent way to meet people.

Admission is free (no booking required!), but you are asked to give the same kind of welcoming to new members as is given to you.

www.eventbrite.com/e/dublin-expats-thursday-7pm-tickets-24745493437?ref=devg

Thursday Night Board Gaming

19:00, Thu 22 Sep

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/

Dublin Jam Session – Open Jam

19:30 – 22:30, Thu 22 Sep

Tivoli Backstage, 18/19 Francis Street, Dublin 8

The Dublin Jam Session is an open Jam with full back line. It is open to all levels of musicians and singers and all genres of music and the only rule is that you must jam with others (not all your own band).

It takes place every Thursday and admission is free.

www.facebook.com/DublinJamSessions/

Third Smoke – Gig

20:00, Thu 22 Sep

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

Indie Rock band Third Smoke will play a gig in the Harbour Bar. They are influenced by The Dandy Warhols, Arcade Fire, The Beatles and The White Stripes.

Admission is free.

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

Namangaia – Brazilian Forro Gig

21:00, Thu 22 Sep

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

Brazlian band Namangaia will play Forro music every Thursday in the Mezz.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/mezzdublin

Singer Songwriter Night – Mother Reilly’s

21:00, Thu 22 Sep

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 22 Sep

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 22 Sep

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/

Keep on Trucking – Open Mic Session

21:30, Thu 22 Sep

Peadar Brown’s, 1a Lower Clanbrasil Street, Dublin 8

A live music open mic session, called “Keep on Trucking” takes place every Thursday in Peadar Brown’s Pub, it is presnted by Joey Magic.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/peadarbrowns/

Left, Right & Centre – Blues+Soul

21:30, Thu 22 Sep

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 22 Sep

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 22 Sep

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 22 Sep

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/

Friday 23 Sep

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Dublin Festival of History

09:00, Fri 23 Sep

Dublin (various locations)

The Dublin Festival of History will take place from Friday 23 September until Saturday 08 October.

There will be plenty of talks in the Printworks Conference Centre at Dublin Castle and in Dublin’s Libraries about a large range of different topic.

Admission is free, but some events require pre-booking.

The full programme can be downloaded here or you can check the website below for more information.

dublinfestivalofhistory.ie/

Magazine Fort – Guided Tour

10:00 – 16:30, Fri 23 Sep

Magazine Fort, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

The Magazine Fort in Phoenix Park is unusually neglected and at the same time unusually rich in history. Many have seen it as a barred off concrete fortress in a corner of Phoenix Park and even more don’t even know or have forgotten that it exists. The old Phoenix House, the home of the British Viceroy, was on the site where the fort was built from the early 17th century and then in 1734 the Fort was built and extended in 1801.

In 1916 the Fort was raided by the rebels who expected to find a lot of explosives there, but found the Fort nearly empty. In 1939 the IRA raided the Fort and stole more than a million rounds of ammunition, but most of it was recovered over the following weeks.

Since 1988, the Irish Army doesn’t use the Fort anymore and gave it back to the Office of Public Works (OPW), but not much good has happened to the Fort in the last 28 years (!!) and there were numerous speculations about the reasons for that.

Finally, this year, there will be guided tours at the Fort for three months from 31 July until the end of October. The tours take place on Sundays and Fridays at 10:00, 12:00, 14:00 and 15:30 and only 20 places are available on each tour.

Tickets are available at the Phoenix Park Visitor Centre on a first come, first served basis and can not be pre-booked. A shuttle bus will bring the ticket holders to the Fort.

I definitely want to visit the Magazine Fort, so you will find me in the queue at some stage.

www.phoenixpark.ie/visitorinformation/magazinefort/#d.en.36668

Sculpture in Context – Exhibition

10:00 – 17:00, Fri 23 Sep

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

Sculpture in Context is Ireland’s largest outdoor sculpture exhibition and it is a brilliant exhibition in the beautiful surroundings of the National Botanic Gardens. Some of Ireland’s best artists are showing new work and the sculptures are displayed throughout the gardens, ponds, Great Palm House and Curvilinear Range, with the smaller works exhibited in the in the gallery in the Visitors Centre.

The exhibition opened on 08 Sept and will run until 21 October.

www.sculptureincontext.com/

People’s Art Exhibition

11:00 – 17:00, Fri 23 Sep

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 23 Sep

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

Oktoberfest 2016

12:00 – 00:30, Fri 23 Sep

George’s Dock, IFSC, Dublin 1

The hugely popular Oktoberfest in Dublin takes place from 15 Sept – 02 Oct again. It is a German Beer Festival with Erdinger Weissbräu Beer (including alcohol-free wheat beer), lots of German Bavarian Food and authentic Bavarian music.

Opening hours are Mon-Wed 12:00-23:30, Thur-Sat: 12:00-00:30, Sun 12:00-22:30.

The best place to experience the festival is in the Festival Tent on the platform in George’s Dock. But because the yearly festival is soo popular, there are at times long queues due to severe admission restrictions (quantity of people). Last year the queues already started at 17:30. Luckily around George’s Dock are more food and drink stalls so that you don’t HAVE to be in the Festival tent to enjoy the event.

Admission is free, but after 22:00 an odd meal voucher system kicks in: You will have to buy a wristband for EUR 6 that gives you a food voucher if you want to buy any alcohol. Allegedly licensing rules force them to do that.

www.oktoberfest-dublin.de/

The Green Door Market

12:00 – 19:00, Fri 23 Sep

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

Centra’s City Zipline – Herbert Park

12:30 – 19:00, Fri 23 Sep

Herbert Park, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

Centra has announced that they will put a Zipline into Herbert Park for one day only on Friday 23 Sept. It is free to use it and no tickets seem to be required.

As well as the zipline adventure, there will be entertainment and refreshments on the day. Fitness expert Pat Divilly will be hosting workout sessions, there will be nutritional advice from dietician Sarah Keogh, hurling tips from GAA legend Henry Shefflin and music from Irish DJ Marcus O’Laoire.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1700463033613370/

Just a few more hours to the weekend! – Ad

13:00, Fri 23 Sep

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

Canalaphonic Gigs in Whelan’s

17:00, Fri 23 Sep

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

An evening of gigs in connection with the Canalaphonic Festival will take place in Whelan’s. Check out the event entry for Canalaphonic in this Dublin Event Guide. or the website below for details.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/canalaphonic/

Canalphonic Music & Culture Festival

17:00, Fri 23 Sep

Dublin (various locations)

Canalphonics is a free Music and Culture Festival that with its centre in Rathmines, but with additional events in Wexford Street and the Earlsfort Terrace area. It will take place from Friday 23 to Saturday 24 September and there will be more than 100 acts on 25 stages.

The Main Stage will this year not be on a Barge in Portobello Harbour like last year, but on the Leinster Cricket Grounds in Rathmines (1 Observatory Lane). The line-up on the Main stage is:

Friday: Mutefish (17:00), Jem Mitchell Band (18:00), Baro (19:00) and The Eskies (20:00)
Saturday: St. Mary’s Choir (14:00), The Bonnymen (15:00), AE Mak (16:00), Mick Pyro (17:00), Sample Answer (18:00), Zaska (19:00) and Rocstrong (20:00).

There are lots of other venues with gigs on Friday and all venues and gigs are listed on the website below. Most of them are in Rathmines, but there is also Whelan’s, where gigs take place Upstairs and in the Front Bar from 19:00:
Upstairs with The Fontaines, Thumper, New Valley Wolves, Ealadha, The Magnapinna, Mother Mooch.
In the Front Bar with Trooper Charlie, Dawn Chorus, Marcus Carcas, Brass Tracks.

Other participating venues are MART, Abner Brown’s, The Vaults, 34 Lennox Street, Lock 6, Graces, The Bernard Shaw, Harbour Playhouse, Isabella’s Ice Cream, Alan Hanna’s, Rathmines Library, Two Fifty Square, Moda, MVP, Mother Reilly’s, Rody Bolands, Copan, Slattery’s, Blackbird, The Barge, Opium.

All gigs and events are free.

You can download a PDF with the schedule here or check the website where all venues are listed here with their line-ups.

This year, there will be NO music at Portobello Harbour, but there will be the Canalaphonic Market again on Portobello Square from 17:00-21:00: www.facebook.com/urbanmarketsdublin/

More details about the Saturday events will be in the next Dublin Event Guide.

www.canalaphonic.com

From Little Richard to John Wayne: American Popular Culture in the 1950s – Talk

18:00 – 19:30, Fri 23 Sep

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

The public lecture “From Little Richard to John Wayne: American Popular Culture in the 1950s” by Dr Daniel Geary (Mark Pigott Associate Professor in American History, TCD) is exploring the early days of rock-and-roll and the golden age of the Western. This lecture offers a window onto the history of American culture. The 1950s were not, as is often assumed, a placid period of conformity. Rather, they were one of changing social norms and civil rights protest.

The talk focuses on two of the major cultural figures of the period, Little Richard and John Wayne, and will present clips from “Tutti-Frutti” and The Searchers.

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

www.eventbrite.ie/e/from-little-richard-to-john-wayne-american-popular-culture-in-the-1950s-registration-26440470158?ref=devg

Foreign Games and the Foundation of the GAA – Talk

18:30, Fri 23 Sep

Printworks Conference Centre, Dublin Castle, Dame Street, Dublin 2

Paul Rouse (author of “Sport and Ireland”) will talk to Joe Molloy (presenter an Newstalk’s Off the Ball programme) about the history of the GAA and “foreign” games.

Admission is free and no booking is required. The doors open 20 min before the start of the talks and places are allocated on first come, first served basis.

The event is part of the Dublin Festival of History.

dublinfestivalofhistory.ie/event/foreign-games-and-the-foundation-of-the-gaa/

Cornucopia – Live Music

19:30 – 21:30, Fri 23 Sep

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

Liquuor Rooms – 3rd Birthday

20:00, Fri 23 Sep

Liquor Rooms, 7 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

The Liquor Rooms invite to their 3rd birthday on Friday. Cover Band Poplive will entertain you and they will be followed by Keep Schtum and the first 100 guests will even get a complimentary drink.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1132860120094422/

The Outsiders – Gig

20:00, Fri 23 Sep

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

The Outsiders are a six-piece ska/reggae band who play the standard classics as well as reggifying some contemporary artists.

Admission to this gig is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/the-outsiders-event2

Commemorating 1916: Looking Back – Panel Discussion

20:30, Fri 23 Sep

Printworks Conference Centre, Dublin Castle, Dame Street, Dublin 2

Despite many concerns about the politicisation of the 1916 commemorations, the events around the 1916 Rising events were a big success. How can we sustain the positive tone in future commemorations? Will Civil War politics provoke division and old enmities? A panel of experts examines the key issues.

Participants are Martina Devlin, Diarmaid Ferriter, Patsy McGarry, Ronan McGreevy, Margaret O’Callaghan and moderator Sarah Carey.

Admission is free and no booking required. The doors will open 20 minutes before the start of the event and places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

This is a Dublin Festival of History event.

dublinfestivalofhistory.ie/event/commemorating-1916-looking-back/

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Fri 23 Sep

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 23 Sep

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

Beneath the Underdog – Blues/Roots Gig

21:30, Fri 23 Sep

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

Beneath the Underdog are playing a blues and roots gig in the Patriot’s Inn.

Admission is free.

dublinsessions.ie/the-patriots-inn/

U2 Party with U2 Baby

22:00, Fri 23 Sep

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

A U2 Fan Party with Tribute Band U2 Baby will happen in the Church Bar on 23 and 24 September.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1776224819315782/

Santoria – Soul Gig

22:30, Fri 23 Sep

The Inn, 7 Main Street, Raheny, Dublin 5

The popular Soul Band Santoria will play a gig on the Raheny Inn. Admission is free.

www.santoria.ie/

Events Coming Up

Dublin Mountains Partnership – Guided Walks

11+17+24+25 September

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 August the walks are on 11+17+24+25 September.

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

Not free, but interesting nevertheless:

Dublin Fringe Festival: 10 – 25 Sept

Wellfest: 17-18 Sept

IFI Documentary Film Festival: 22-25 Sept

Bulmers Comedy Festival: 08 Sept – 01 Oct

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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!

School Uniforms – What a bad invention!! ….or maybe not?

In my opinion, school uniforms are TOTALLY wrong. They are mostly ugly, impractical, outdated, discriminating, freedom-robbing, outrageously expensive, a tool for intimidation and oppression and totally unnecessary.

Since school has restarted nearly two weeks ago, you see them everywhere again and it is just unbelievable how ugly most of them are. The colours, the cut, the “worn-outness” are turning them in the ugliest possible clothing for kids. It turns them to sheep in a herd instead of giving them the opportunity to become young individuals. The uniform is used to oppress them and to punish them if they don’t have the right one and it is also used for one-upmanship where some school insist on crests on their tops because they feel they are better than others. And I just can’t believe that in the 21st century, girls in Ireland are still FORCED to wear skirts. How outdated is that?

This rant all started when I saw a “my child has started school again” picture on Facebook that was posted by a friend recently, her daughter was shown in her new school uniform and it must have been the worst I ever saw. The poor little girl even had to wear a totally unnecessary tie that was to 80% covered by the ugliest “dress”-thing you could imagine. It really makes you wonder how twisted the people must be that decide how a school uniform has to look like and what idiocy made them to add a tie even for girls.

Hey, nobody wants to wear ties, not even the grown ups and they do it less and less, so why do we have to force our six year olds to wear them? And really, would you wear an excrement coloured skirt? Well, if you wouldn’t why do we make our kids to to it?

Where I grew up, uniforms didn’t exist. So we had an opportunity to be different, there were some goths in my school and some really well dressed kids and anything in between. We all had a uniform, but it was our own uniform. Not one prescribed by the school management or the principal and we used this uniform to express our individuality.

I would love a country full of self-reliant, independently thinking, individuals, not full of sheep that need a leader to follow him/her, that have ever learned to oblige all the time, to surrender their individuality and to be dismissive,

Does the school-uniform-induced brain washing support more the first or second set of characteristics?

But now comes the kicker: Maybe times have changed so dramatically, that individualism isn’t even possible anymore. Because the (very valid!!) argument of supporters of school uniforms is that the uniform takes the pressure off kids’ back to compete with each other on clothing. Maybe kids NEED uniforms, which is why they all would want to wear the same clothes from certain clothes labels. Maybe today’s generation just can’t handle individuality anymore?

But then, “No School Uniform” still works in other countries! So is this lack of individuality maybe an Irish problem?

I can’t answer that question and still find the need of school uniforms odd! ….but I can also see that they can make sense in certain contexts.

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