Dublin Event Guide 489: Street Stories Festival, Stokerland Fun Fair, Dublin Flea Market, Live Music Trail, Macnas Halloween Parade

October 29th, 2016
DEG Dublin Event Guide (for free events)

No. 489 | 28 October 2016

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Hi all!

BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND! Hurray! Normally that means that there are a few LESS events, but this week it coincides with Halloween and there are LOADS of events. So the Dublin Event Guide is full! ;-)

It also is late again! Darn! I know what the problem was this week, but I need to find a course that teaches “How to overcome sleep deprivation” to solve this week’s problem. Maybe I should ask mothers for advise? Apologies either way!

I publish again in two stages: First on the smartphone app and on the website, then more events will be added and in about 2 hours the mail will be sent.

This is the FINAL edition.

Last week there were two donations so that we NEARLY made the EUR 30. So in November we now need to find EUR 200 and to be perfectly honest I really hope that I will be able to convince you to give more than that, because December is a VERY tricky month to get even just the normal amount. If you can help in any way, your help will be VERY much appreciated!! Make a difference here!

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And here is my weekly appeal: The Dublin Event Guide needs your continued help in two areas: Your donations help paying the bills for sending the Dublin Event Guide every week. Just 1 Euro per month (12 Euro per year) would be great, more would be even better. Unfortunately not many subscribers are prepared or able to help, so please don’t rely on others! Your money will be used to pay the monthly EUR 190 bill for sending the newsletter using MailChimp, for webhosting and domain names. I am happy to work 35 hours on the Dublin Event Guide every week without making anything from it, but for the bills I need your help. You can make your donation at www.perfectresults.info/donate.htm using Paypal or CreditCard or send me a mail at dublineventguide@gmail.com if you prefer to pay by bank transfer. Corporate or enterprise sponsors are very welcome too and will get a bundle of benefits as a thank you for their donation, contact me on sponsorship@dublineventguide.com to discuss the details.

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Have an event-full weekend and week,

–Joerg

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Feel good slot

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

Today’s Feel Good Slot quote is a Chinese Proverb:

The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person who is doing it. – Chinese Proverb

I think nothing needs to be added to that! Do you agree? ;-)

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

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Joergs Picks

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

My picks this week are the Street Stories Festival on Saturday and the Bram Stoker Festival events (Stokerland on Saturday and Sunday and the Macnas parade on Monday). Also check out the Live Music Trail! In addition there is the Dublin Flea Market and the Smithfield Market on Sunday. Next week Free Wednesday is back.

HAPPY HALLOWEEN! and HAPPY BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY! :-)

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Chrismas! Christmas! Christmas!

Yes, Halloween is not over yet, but I chose this headline to get you used to what will happen rapidly from next week! We will definitely talk about Christmas a LOT from next week and there is NO time to waste because the first Christmas Market is happening NEXT WEEK! And the Christmas lights in Dublin will also be switched on from next week as far as I know.

So if you are a Christmas denier, get over it! And I say that in the nicest possible way!! :-)

JJ Smyth to close doors! :-(

It was a shock rumour in the Jazz and Blues scene of Dublin when information was spread last week that JJ Smyth in Aungier Street, Dublin’s only dedicated Jazz and Blues live venue was closing its doors. I have no idea how long they were around, but it is a long long time! And there was live music performed most evening. You didn’t read about it too often in the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events), because the gigs are usually not free, but at EUR 10 they were still affordable.

(Other unrelated rumours have it that a new venue will open soon elsewhere that will surprise with SIGNIFICANTLY higher admission charges that could even make it close to impossible for many to enjoy Jazz and Blues, but more about that at a later stage.)

The JJ Smyth rumour unfortunately was confirmed during the week by other people and while there is no official announcement, it seems that JJ Smyth has no further gigs scheduled after 20 November.

www.jjsmyths.com/

Groupon bought LivingSocial

We all got a bit tired of discount offers it seems because LivingSocial lately was only a shell of its former self, but luckily I still get a small bit of money from commissions if you buy through the links in the Dublin Event Guide.

Now it has emerged that Living Social will be bought by its biggest competitor Groupon. It will reduce the number of offers (and the number of unopened e-mails in your Inbox!) I would think, but hopefully there will still be some good an attractive bargains available and since the Dublin Event Guide also advertises Groupon, you can still buy through the links here and help with the bills that I have to pay for sending this newsletter every week.

Until the merger is completed – and that can take a while – both companies will continue as before!

Good-Bye TXFM!

The radio station TXFM (formerly Phantom 105.2) has closed its doors and shut down its transmission on Wednesday 26 October after 20 years on air. Many people were very sad about that even if they didn’t listen to the station regularly, but 19,000 people did listen regularly in the last few months.

The reason for the shutdown has to do with broadcasting licenses but also with some sinister happenings around the time of the application deadline for the new license. It seems that a number of people and companies were interested in taking over the TXFM broadcasting license when it was up for renewal, but VERY surprisingly nobody submitted an application. Is it possible that other radio station owners put pressure on the interested parties to prevent them from submitting a license application?

Opportunities

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

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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.

Dublin Remembers: Stories from the Somme

22 Oct – 23 Dec (Mon-Thu 10:00-20:00, Fri+Sat: 10:00-17:00)

Dublin City Library & Archive, 138 Pearse Street, Dublin 2

This exhibition focuses on personal stories of individual Irish men who fought at the Battle of the Somme from July – November 1916 (mainly serving with the Royal Dublin Fusiliers). Some were killed, others injured and the ones who survived unscathed returned to an Ireland which was radically different following the Easter Rising in April 1916.

The exhibition includes photographs, medals, uniforms and other original artefacts – including audio recordings from selected letters and diaries from soldiers describing life in the trenches to loved ones back home. Interview footage from the RTÉ Archives provides further eye-witness testimony.

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-culture-and-amenities-dublin-city-public-libraries-and-archive-events/dublin-4

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

Saturday 29 Oct

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Car Boot Sales – Tallaght

08:00 – 12:00, Sat 29 Oct

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/

Haunted Forest Walk in Marlay Park – Get your wristbands!

08:00 – 16:00, Sat 29 Oct

Marlay Park, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16

This is NOT an event notice, but it is a reminder that to go to this popular Halloween event, you need a wristband and you need to get that at Marlay Park either on Saturday (22 Oct) or Saturday (29 Oct) from 08:00. Without a wristband you will not get in. You can get a max of 6 per family and half of the wristbands will be given out on each of the Saturdays. Admission is free, but ONLY if you have a wristband for every family member.

Find all details via the link below.

The Haunted Forest Walk in Marly Park is happening on Sunday 30 October between 15:30 and 20:30 and is a short 1.7 km spooky walk for families (but no fireworks).

I will NOT list this event on Sunday, because people that have wristbands know already that they will be going and if you don’t have any wristband you have no chance to get it.

events.dlrcoco.ie/event/samhain-2016

Honest2Goodness Food Market

09:30 – 16:00, Sat 29 Oct

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 29 Oct

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 29 Oct

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 29 Oct

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 29 Oct

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

Bram Stoker Festival

10:00, Sat 29 Oct

Dublin (various locations)

The Bram Stoker Festival took the legacy of Dublin horror novelist Bram Stoker and his gothic novel ‘Dracula’ as inspiration for a whole range of events and the full schedule of events is here: www.bramstokerfestival.com/full-listings/

There is a large amount of events, but only some of the daytime events are free. The few free events are listed separately in this Dublin Event Guide.

www.bramstokerfestival.com/

Dublin City Hall – Free Admission

10:00 – 17:15, Sat 29 Oct

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 29 Oct

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 29 Oct

Marlay Park, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16

The County Council Market (CoCo) in Marlay Park is taking place every Saturday and Sunday. You will find a wide range of products. There will be food to eat there and food to cook at home but also crafts and arts and books and lots more.

www.dlrcoco.ie/markets

Temple Bar Markets

10:00 – 16:30, Sat 29 Oct

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

RDS Visual Art Awards Exhibition 2016

10:30 – 18:00, Sat 29 Oct

RDS (Concert Hall), Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

The RDS Visual Art Awards Exhibition (26-21 October) will show the very best and most exciting work coming out of Ireland’s art colleges in 2016.

Admission is free.

www.rds.ie/Whats-On/Event/26003

Blackrock Market

11:00 – 17:30, Sat 29 Oct

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/

Stokerland – Family Fun Fair

11:00 – 16:00, Sat 29 Oct

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

Stokerland is a Victorian-style Family Fun Fair during the Bram Stoker Festival on Saturday and Sunday. It will take place next to St. Patrick’s Cathedral in St. Patrick’s Park.

There will be food stalls, olde-worlde games, a Victorian Photo studio for spooky family portraits and more. Admission is free and the market is for the whole family. Fancy dress is encouraged.

www.facebook.com/events/1773245426277200/

Terenure Village Market

11:00 – 16:00, Sat 29 Oct

Bushy Park, Tempelogue Road, Terenure, Dublin 6W

The Terenure Village Market has moved to Bushy Park and is a weekly market with 40 stalls offering a whole variety of foods and crafts. This week there will also be Halloween Family Fun from 12:30-15:30 with Face Painting, Ballon Modelling and Walk-about performances.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/terenurevillagemarket

The Works Flea Market – Inchicore

11:00 – 16:00, Sat 29 Oct

Inchicore Sports & Social Club, Inchicore Terrace West, Dublin 8

The Works Flea Market is a new flea market in the Inchicore Sports & Social Club.

There will be vintage & antique items, artisan food, handcrafted items, vinyl records and more.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1784999688438093/

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Sat 29 Oct

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

Design and Violence – Science Gallery Exhibition

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 29 Oct

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

The exhibition “Design and Violence” (14 Oct – 22 Jan) in the Science Gallery is an exhibition of objects and systems at the intersection of design and violence. Violence in this context has different faces. It is deliberate harm caused to a person or thing, but also an unintended consequence in other scenarios. Design is the intended creation of things, but also the unintended consequence.

It is a very very interesting exhibition! A good bit darker than other Science Gallery exhibitions because every exhibit has some form of threat inherent in it, but definitely an exhibition I recommend. Some exhibits are self-explanatory, but all come with descriptive and explanatory labels. In addition there are the amazing mediators, who explain and help through the exhibition. I was so lucky to get a guided tour of the whole exhibition by lead mediator Ryan and he is absolutely outstanding. Hugely knowledgeable, interested and interesting and extremely friendly and helpful. Don’t hesitate to ask the mediators they are there to help!

Like all Science Gallery exhibitions, “Design and Violence” is suitable for all ages with a particular focus on the age group of 15-25, but due to the topic, I would say that younger children need parental guidance and you could decide to go into less detail about some objects.

From a chair that has to be created by the buyer through bashing a steel cube into shape with a sledgehammer, via all sort of violence that was shown in children’s cartoons “Looney Toons” or pressure sensitive clothing for wheel-chair users to show injury and trauma to an AK-47 rifle and instructions how to torture, the ground floor area sets the scene for a varied way of looking at violence and design. But it gets even more interesting upstairs: A printed gun, a drone survival guide, hacked protest objects, an interesting race and skin colour photo archive, Desert War simulation, a virtual reality installation about the threats refugees need to navigate through and a landmine display….are just some of the exhibits

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/designandviolence/exhibits/

Ha’penny Flea Market

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 29 Oct

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/

Martin O’Leary – Solo Piano

12:00, Sat 29 Oct

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

The Association of Irish Composers presents “Irish Composers on Irish Music” with Martin O’Leary (solo piano).

Martin O’Leary brings his unique insight as a composer, performer and lecturer to a specially selected programme of solo piano music by Irish composers.

Admission is free.

www.composers.ie/

Street Stories Festival 2016

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 29 Oct

Smithfield Plaza, Dublin 7

The Street Stories Festival 2016 will take place in the Cobblestone Pub and the Generator Hostel, both at Smithfield Plaza. The talks on Saturday are:

Cobblestone
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12:00-13:30 The Black Death in Dublin – with Fin Dwyer
13:30-15:00 Daily Live in the Royal Barracks in Dublin – with Lar Joyce
15:00-16:30 Archaeology of the Church Street Battle Fielf 1916 – with Frank Myles
16:30-18:00 Sport and the North Inner City: History and Heritage – with Paul Rouse

Generator
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12:00-13:30 Getting by in the Markets Area of Dublin in the late 1800s – with Jacinta Prunty
13:30-15:00 The Dublin Fruit Markets – with John Conroy
15:00-16:30 Women’s wartime working lives in Dublin – with Theresa Moriarty

Admission to all talks is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1109614409133926/

The Black Death – Talk

12:00 – 13:30, Sat 29 Oct

The Cobblestone, 77 North King Street, Smithfield, Dublin 7

As part of the Street Stories Festival 2016, historian Fin Dwyer (Author of ‘1348: A Medieval Apocalypse – The Black Death in Ireland’) tells the story of this dark chapter in Dublin’s history.

Admission is free.

Dublin in the 1340s was a city struggling to survive. The inhabitants were still reeling in the aftermath of a devastating Scottish Invasion of 1315. Attacks from Gaelic Irish families living in the Wicklow Mountains saw isolated farms and villages in the hinterland burned.
Then in the late summer of 1348 the most lethal disease in human history reached the city. Within six months up to 50% of Dublin’s population had died. After decades of war people thought this signalled the end of the world. For many it did…

www.facebook.com/events/325711434474828/

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Sat 29 Oct

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 – Halloween Edition

13:00 – 21:00, Sat 29 Oct

The Bernard Shaw, 12 Richmond Street South, Dublin 8

The Bernard Shaw Flea Market is a weekly market (every Saturday) with approx 20 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.

There will be Halloween related prizes (check the Facebook Event Page below) and because it is the Halloween market, it will run a good bit longer than usual, until 21:00.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/854706257998187/

Mummies, Myths and Magic at the Chester Beatty Library – InFocus Tour

13:10, Sat 29 Oct

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

The In Focus Tour “Mummies, Myths, and Magic at the Chester Beatty Library” with guide Diana Delia will take place on Saturday. Meeting point is in the atrium of the Library.

Admission is free.

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

“My Favourites” – Dublin City Walking Tour

14:00 – 16:00, Sat 29 Oct

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/

Eason Story Time for children

14:00, Sat 29 Oct

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 29 Oct

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

This is the last tour in 2016!!

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

Tales from the Shadows: Gothic Tales

14:00 – 17:00, Sat 29 Oct

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

This is a free family-friendly shadow puppet show in the Marsh’s Library during the Bram Stoker Festival. It is suitable for all ages (but has limited capacity) with parental guidance advised for under 6s.

There will be two performances: 14:00+16:00 and the show will run approx. 45 minutes.

“Many things lurk in the shadows and go bump in the night: devious devils, vengeful vampires, gloating goblins and sorrowful spectres to name but a few. If you’re brave enough for some scary stories, come watch the forces of light and darkness do battle and listen to our Tales from the Shadows.

Through the winter of 1866 Bram Stoker would sit reading in Marsh’s Library, studying books on religion, witchcraft and travel in Eastern Europe. Stoker became a regular reader in Marsh’s visiting frequently during his studies at Trinity College. The Library is a place where it is easy to imagine the world of reality and that of the gothic intertwining. As you make your way down the length of the second gallery it is not hard to believe that the spirit of the founder Archbishop Marsh is watching you from the bays, as he searches for a note his niece left him when she eloped. Just a few years after Stoker’s visits an Egyptian mummy was found in the Library (appearing again decades later missing its head and right hand…). Who knows what else may lurk among the bays?”

Marsh’s Library will be open from 10:00 to 17:00 and admission will be free on Friday 28 and Saturday 29 October during the Bram Stoker Festival. Even if you can’t get into the shadow puppet show, there will be other activities: a selfie station, an exhibition of comic book images telling a few of the scarier stories from the library’s past, and writing with quill pens. Prizes will be awarded for the best costumes both days.

www.facebook.com/events/1329007300451463/

Irish Priests & Celtic Tiger – Progressive Film Club

14:30, Sat 29 Oct

New Theatre, 43 East Essex St, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Two screenings will take place on Saturday. The Progressive Film Club will screen “The Judas Iscariot Lunch” at 14:30, a film about 13 ex-priests that were missionaires in the 1960s and 1970s and then left active ministry to set out on a new life. (53 min).

And at 15:45 “Eat our Children”, a film about two friends who go on a road trip to understand Ireland’s identity after the Celtic Tiger. (78 min).

Admission is free, donations are appreciated.

progressivefilmclub.ie/event/judas-iscariot-lunch-eat-y/

The Bog Bodies – Tour

14:30 – 15:15, Sat 29 Oct

National Museum, Kildare Street (Archaeology), Dublin 2

Find out more about life in Iron Age Ireland and about Bog Bodies in this tour of the Kingship and Sacrifice Exhibition.

Suitable for anybody 8 years or older. Admission is free and no booking required. Meet at the Reception. Places allocated on a first come first served basis.

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=3064

Dublin Dodgeball Club – Open Day

15:00 – 17:30, Sat 29 Oct

Swan Leisure Centre, Lower Rathmines Road, Rathmines, Dublin 6

Dublin Dodgeball Club are having a free open day this Saturday for anyone who would like to try out the sport. The open day runs from 15:00-17:30 in the Swan Leisure Centre in Rathmines and is free to anyone over 18. More info can be found on the Dublin Dodgeball Club Facebook page or at www dublindodgeball.com

dublindodgeball.com/

Family Workshop – National Gallery

15:00 – 16:00, Sat 29 Oct

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

“The Vampire’s Gathering” with Kitty Rogers is the Family Workshop on Saturday. Suitable for ages 4-10.

Admission is free, but places are limited.

www.nationalgallery.ie/en/whatson/Families/Family_Programme/Family_29Oct.aspx

North King Street, Easter 1916 – Talk

15:00, Sat 29 Oct

The Cobblestone, 77 North King Street, Smithfield, Dublin 7

The talk about the 1916 Easter Rising battle field North King Street will take place as part of the Street Stories Festival 2016 at 15:00. Speaker will be Frank Myles.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1109614409133926/

Music for Inner Peace – Concert

19:00 – 20:30, Sat 29 Oct

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

A journey into the beauty, power and vastness of meditative music by composer and spiritual master Sri Chinmoy. Experience the resonance of spiritual music arranged for Eastern and Western instruments. A concert to lift you, heart and soul.

The music group Agnikana was founded in 1997 and has members form Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria and Switzerland. They play a wide range of instruments including the Indian harmonium, guitar, flute, santur and glockenspiel. Their music is soulful and ethereal, blending angelic voices with acoustic instrumental arrangements of Sri Chinmoys music to sublime effect.

Admission is free. Please note: In some places the start time is listed as 19:00 (Doors: 18:45) and in other places it allegedly starts at 19:30. Come early, but be aware that you might be 30 min too early.

I have never been at a Sri Chinmoy concert, but I have heard lots of positive things about it. If you want to check it out first, there is music from Sri Chinmoy available on Spotify and all the other sources.

www.facebook.com/events/207277669704995/

Red Kid – Rock, Pop, Ska Gig

20:00, Sat 29 Oct

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

“Red Kid” will play Rock, Pop and Ska in the Harbour Bar.

Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/red-kid1

No Sinner – Blues Rock Gig

20:30, Sat 29 Oct

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

Canadian powerhouse Blues Rockers “No Sinner” will play their only Irish gig as part of the ‘Old Habits Die Hard’ European tour in Sin É on Saturday.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1205841926144723/

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Sat 29 Oct

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/

Let Loose Band – Gig

22:00, Sat 29 Oct

The Old Schoolhouse, Church Road, Swords, Co. Dublin

The great wedding/cover/party band “Let Loose!” will play a gig in the Schoolhouse in Swords. If you are anywhere near, go! It will be a good gig!

Admission seems to be free.

www.facebook.com/events/327833850906011/

CSI Band – Gig

23:00, Sat 29 Oct

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

The CSI Band will play at the Halloween Party in the Church on Saturday.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/856271981139592

Red Hot Copy Peppers – Red Hot Chilli Peppers Tribute

23:30, Sat 29 Oct

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

The Red Hot Copy Peppers are – you guessed it – a Red Hot Chilli Peppers Tribute Band.

Admission to their gig in the Mezz is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1813024212299391/

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Car Boot Sales – Ballymun

08:00 – 13:00, Sun 30 Oct

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

Winter Time! – Clock Change

08:00, Sun 30 Oct

Dublin (various locations)

Last night the time went back one hour when our clocks changed back to “Winter Time” or what is actually “Standard Time”. The good news is that you got an hour extra sleep, but the price we have to pay is a MUCH earlier evening from now on.

Did you change your clocks? Don’t touch your smart phone or computer! They should look after the change themselves, but other clocks in your house or apartment might need to be adjusted. You want to turn the time BACK by one hour.

If you get confused and don’t know anymore what time is correct. just go to Google and type in “What’s the time” and all your questions will be answered. :-)

Dublin Marathon 2016

09:00 – 16:30, Sun 30 Oct

Dublin (various locations)

The SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon is happening every year on the October Bank Holiday weekend. But this year things are a little different because it is on the Sunday not on the Monday as in previous years! So don’t get the day wrong! It also will be the biggest ever Dublin City Marathon with nearly 20,000 participants who plan to run, jog, walk or crawl the 42km.

Start is at Fitzwilliam Square and the Finish line is at Merrion Square.

This is not a free event and since it is fully booked, you can’t sign up for it anymore, but you can cheer on the runners for free. There are a few cheering zones marked in on the maps at sseairtricitydublinmarathon.ie/coursestart-finish/ but in the end, you can really see and support the runners at any spot along the route.

The marathon will go from Fitzwilliam Square towards Christchurch then to Phoenix Park until Castleknock. Then back via Chapelizod to Inchicore. Then Dolphins Barn out to Walkinstown and then back via Kimmage, Templeogue, Terenure and Milltown. Now another loop towards UCD, Stillorgan Road, Nutley Lane and then the home stretch via Merrion Road, Northumberland Road to Merrion Square.

The race starts at 09:00 and the walkers will be on the course until around 16:30.

As you can imagine, there will be wide ranging road closures, some from 04:00 on Sunday morning until 19:30. Avoiding the City Centre on Sunday is probably a good idea. Some information about road closures is here sseairtricitydublinmarathon.ie/traffic-information/

sseairtricitydublinmarathon.ie

Belgard Weekend Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 30 Oct

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

Bram Stoker Festival

10:00, Sun 30 Oct

Dublin (various locations)

The Bram Stoker Festival took the legacy of Dublin horror novelist Bram Stoker and his gothic novel ‘Dracula’ as inspiration for a whole range of events and the full schedule of events is here: www.bramstokerfestival.com/full-listings/

There is a large amount of events, but only some of the daytime events are free. The few free events are listed separately in this Dublin Event Guide.

www.bramstokerfestival.com/

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 30 Oct

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 – CANCELLED

10:00 – 16:30, Sun 30 Oct

Magazine Fort, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

Because of the Dublin City Marathon there will be NO Magazine Fort Tours today, but there is good news!! The tours will continue over the winter months!!! From next week the will only be on Sundays, not on Fridays anymore, but it is great that they will continue!! I still haven’t made it to the Magazine Fort! :-O

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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 30 Oct

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 30 Oct

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/

RDS Visual Art Awards Exhibition 2016

10:30 – 18:00, Sun 30 Oct

RDS (Concert Hall), Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

The RDS Visual Art Awards Exhibition (26-21 October) will show the very best and most exciting work coming out of Ireland’s art colleges in 2016.

Admission is free.

www.rds.ie/Whats-On/Event/26003

Drumcondra Village Market

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 30 Oct

Arts and Business Campus, 40 Drumcondra Road Lower

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

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/DrumcondraVillageMarket

Dublin Flea Market

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 30 Oct

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

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

“A bizarre bazaar of vintage clothing, bric-a-brac and what nots, old and new. Stalls include hand-made goods, art, jewelry, furniture, records and lots more unwanted items that may just be your treasure!”

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

Dun Laoghaire Market

11:00 – 16:00, Sun 30 Oct

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/

Jazz Brunch Sundays

11:00 – 14:00, Sun 30 Oct

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

Palestrina Choir

11:00, Sun 30 Oct

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

Stokerland – Family Fun Fair

11:00 – 16:00, Sun 30 Oct

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

Stokerland is a Victorian-style Family Fun Fair during the Bram Stoker Festival on Saturday and Sunday. It will take place next to St. Patrick’s Cathedral in St. Patrick’s Park.

There will be food stalls, olde-worlde games, a Victorian Photo studio for spooky family portraits and more. Admission is free and the market is for the whole family. Fancy dress is encouraged.

www.facebook.com/events/1773245426277200/

Dracula’s Spooky Underground Sound Lab

11:30 – 15:30, Sun 30 Oct

The Ark, 11a Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Kids (5+) are invited to this Sound Lab to make music on weird instruments.

It is a drop in event with 20 minute sessions from 11:30-13:00 and 14:00-15:30.

Admission is free, but places are limited.

www.bramstokerfestival.com/event/draculas-spooky-underground-sound-lab/

Magical Plants – Children’s Event

11:30 – 15:00, Sun 30 Oct

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

Visit the witches in the Botanic Gardens on Sunday and Monday and learn all about Magical Plants. Dressing up for Halloween is encouraged. The event runs from 11:30-12:30 and from 14:00-15:00 on each day.

www.botanicgardens.ie/news/events.htm

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Sun 30 Oct

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 30 Oct

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/

Design and Violence – Science Gallery Exhibition

12:00 – 18:00, Sun 30 Oct

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

The exhibition “Design and Violence” (14 Oct – 22 Jan) in the Science Gallery is an exhibition of objects and systems at the intersection of design and violence. Violence in this context has different faces. It is deliberate harm caused to a person or thing, but also an unintended consequence in other scenarios. Design is the intended creation of things, but also the unintended consequence.

It is a very very interesting exhibition! A good bit darker than other Science Gallery exhibitions because every exhibit has some form of threat inherent in it, but definitely an exhibition I recommend. Some exhibits are self-explanatory, but all come with descriptive and explanatory labels. In addition there are the amazing mediators, who explain and help through the exhibition. I was so lucky to get a guided tour of the whole exhibition by lead mediator Ryan and he is absolutely outstanding. Hugely knowledgeable, interested and interesting and extremely friendly and helpful. Don’t hesitate to ask the mediators they are there to help!

Like all Science Gallery exhibitions, “Design and Violence” is suitable for all ages with a particular focus on the age group of 15-25, but due to the topic, I would say that younger children need parental guidance and you could decide to go into less detail about some objects.

From a chair that has to be created by the buyer through bashing a steel cube into shape with a sledgehammer, via all sort of violence that was shown in children’s cartoons “Looney Toons” or pressure sensitive clothing for wheel-chair users to show injury and trauma to an AK-47 rifle and instructions how to torture, the ground floor area sets the scene for a varied way of looking at violence and design. But it gets even more interesting upstairs: A printed gun, a drone survival guide, hacked protest objects, an interesting race and skin colour photo archive, Desert War simulation, a virtual reality installation about the threats refugees need to navigate through and a landmine display….are just some of the exhibits

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/designandviolence/exhibits/

Dublin Live Music Trail

12:00 – 17:00, Sun 30 Oct

Dublin (various locations)

Hard Working Class Heroes and First Music Contact are organising six weekends of “Dublin Live Music Trails” this year. The performances will be 20 minutes long and will be acoustic in all sorts of usual and unusual venues. SO it is feasible to see & hear ALL gigs because they are all in walking distance.

The fifth Music Trail weekend will take place on 30+31 October and the line-up and venues are listed below.

Admission is free and the event is supported by Failte Ireland, Dublin City Council and Dublintown.

Line up and schedule for Sunday is:

12:00 New Pope @ Lighthouse Cinema
12:30 Exploding Eyes @ Generator
13:00 Train Room @ The Church
13:30 Basciville @ Esquires coffee shop
14:00 Eoin Dolan @ Winding Stair
14:30 Naoise Roo @ WowBurger
15:00 Young earth @ Dublin Ink
15:30 Chris Kabs @ Nine Crows
16:00 Damola @ Stags Head
16:30 Comrade Hat @ Mary’s Bar

And the line-up and schedule for Monday is:

12:00 Ella Naseeb @ Lighthouse Cinema
12:30 Paul Creane @ Generator
13:00 Vulpynes @ The Church
13:30 Half of me @ Esquires coffee shop
14:00 Participant @ Winding Stair
14:30 Tebi Rex @ WowBurger
15:00 Junk Drawer @ Dublin Ink
15:30 Miles Graham @ Nine Crows
16:00 Cult Called Man @ Stags Head
16:30 Patrick Freeman @ Mary’s Bar

A map with all venues can be found on the website below. And links to all venues and performers are here.

firstmusiccontact.com/fmctrails/

Guided Walks – Botanic Gardens

12:00 – 15:30, Sun 30 Oct

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

Smithfield & Stoneybatter – Historical Walking Tour

12:00 – 14:00, Sun 30 Oct

The Cobblestone, 77 North King Street, Smithfield, Dublin 7

The Street Stories Festival 2016 at Smithfield will finish with a walking tour of the working class history of Smithfield and Stoneybatter with historian Donal Fallon from the history blog Come Here to Me.

Admission is free. Meeting point is the Coblestone pub.

www.facebook.com/events/686743898150440/

Smithfield Market Fair – Gothic Edition

12:00 – 18:00, Sun 30 Oct

Generator Hostel, Smithfield Square, Dublin 7

The Smithfield Market Fair will take place again in the Generator Hostel at Smithfield Plaza. And this time it is the “Gothic Edition”

There will be Live Music with the great Mutefish and with Erica Cody and usually there is also a film screening in the afternoon.

And over 40 market stalls will be selling Vintage Clothes, Food, Vinyl records, Contemporary Arts, Jewellery pieces and much more.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/219673875113471/

Sunday at Noon – Classical Concerts

12:00 – 13:00, Sun 30 Oct

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 Dublin Song Series 2016 with Angela Brower (mezzo-soprano) and Dearbhla Collins (piano).

www.hughlane.ie/past-sunday-concerts/1622-sundaysnoon-dublinsongseries2016-1

Arbour Hill Cemetery Tour

14:00, Sun 30 Oct

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). – This is the last tour for 2016!!

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

Craft Fair for Laura Lynn Hospice

14:00 – 18:00, Sun 30 Oct

The Old Borough Pub, 72 Main Street, Swords, Co. Dublin

On the last Sunday of every month a craft fair to raise money for the Laura Lynn Hospice for Sick Children will take place in The Old Borough Pub in Swords.

Admission is free.

Dublin Sketchers – Sunday Meet-up

14:00, Sun 30 Oct

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/

Freenix & The Haunted Hollow – Gigs

14:00 – 18:00, Sun 30 Oct

Bandstand (behind the Tea Room, near the Zoo), Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

Little gem & Friends present “Freenix & The Haunted Hollow”, an afternoon of treats, tricks, arts & HORROR at the victorian bandstand in Phoenix Park.

There will be lice music from School Tour, Crowhammer, Ewa Gigon and Little Gem Band

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1049067365211561/

Hugh Lane Gallery – Guided Tour

14:00, Sun 30 Oct

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

Stella Bass Jazz Trio

14:00 – 16:00, Sun 30 Oct

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

Irish Halloween Story – Storytelling for families

14:15 – 15:15, Sun 30 Oct

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

Join storyteller Róisín Murphy this Halloween for some scary stories in Irish and English. Learn about ancient Halloween traditions and seriously spooky old Irish fairies.

Admission is free.

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

Chinese Monster Story – Storytelling for families

15:00 – 15:30, Sun 30 Oct

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

Storyteller Róisín Murphy will take you back in time to tell the story of an ancient Chinese settlement plagued by a scary monster living in the mountains. Learn how the villagers survived and how we celebrate their bravery today.

Admission is free.

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

Commemoration in Dublin 1922-1940 – Talk

15:00 – 15:45, Sun 30 Oct

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

“Contested Memories and Spaces: Commemoration in Dublin, 1922-1940” is a talk with Donal Fallon, Historian and Author.

Admission is free and it is part of a lecture series themed around the exhibition Creating Histories: Stories of Ireland in Art.

www.nationalgallery.ie/en/whatson/Talks/Sunday_Talks2016/Sunday_Oct30.aspx

It’s Always Sunny in Piladelphia – Party

15:00, Sun 30 Oct

The Back Page, 199 Phibsborough Road, Phibsborough, Dublin 7

A tribute party for TV show “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” is taking place in the Back Page. It starts at 15:00 already with screenings of the Top 9 episodes from the show. Later there will be a quiz and some other show-inspired events and at 21:00 the Top 1 show will be screened.

Admission is free

www.facebook.com/events/1176764245711816

John Connolly – Reading & Book Signing

15:00, Sun 30 Oct

Dubray Books, 36 Grafton Street, Dublin 2

John Connolly will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the publication of “The Book of Lost Things” with a reading and book signing.

Admission is free.

www.dubraybooks.ie/news-and-events

Masks, Masquerades and Mischief –

15:00 – 16:00, Sun 30 Oct

Dublin Castle, Dame Street, Dublin 2

At this children’s workshop. kids will create mysterious masquerade masks. Suitable for ages 5-12.

Admission is free, but places are limited and booking is required via DublinCastleEducation@opw.ie

www.facebook.com/events/1076503225781552/

Proclaiming a Republic: The 1916 Rising – Tour

15:00 – 15:45, Sun 30 Oct

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

Come to this family friendly tour of the “Proclaiming a Republic: The 1916 Rising” exhibition, looking at some of the highlights of the Museum’s extensive Easter Week collection.

Admission is free and places will be allocated on a first-come first served basis 15 minutes before the tour starts.

Suitable for adults and children from age 7.

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=3126

Bank Holiday Sunday Halloween Ball – Gigs

17:00, Sun 30 Oct

Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

The Bank Holiday event in the Workman’s Club is on Sunday and it features three live bands (Vulpynes, Sun Mahshene, Free Sunshine Acid), followed by the Workman’s Club Karaoke Club. There will be a “Stars in Your Eyes” event and MC will be “Mattress Mick”

Admission is free.

theworkmansclub.com/events/the-bank-holiday-sunday-halloween-ball/

Blues Got Soul – Gig

17:00 – 20:15, Sun 30 Oct

The International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

Blues Got Soul, a four-piece blues band from Dublin is performing the music of the founding fathers of blues and blues masters in the International Bar every Sunday. Admission is free, but donations are welcome.

Not Quite Mass – Comedy

18:00, Sun 30 Oct

Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

“Not Quite Mass” is a 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.

The line-up is usually listed on the Facebook Page below. Check it out. We can never have enough Comedy!

Admission is free (donations are welcome).

www.facebook.com/groups/NOTQUITEMASS/

Wiley Fox Trad Session

18:00 – 20:00, Sun 30 Oct

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 30 Oct

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 30 Oct

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 30 Oct

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

Gin ‘n’ Juice – Hip Hop Gig

20:00, Sun 30 Oct

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

Gin ‘n’ Juice will play a Hip Hop gig in the Harbour Bar.

Admission is free.

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

The Doors & Thin Lizzy Tributes – Gigs

20:00, Sun 30 Oct

Fibber Magee’s, 80 Parnell Street, Dublin 1

The Doors Tribute Band “Light my Fire” and the Thin Lizzy Tribute Band “Silverbird” will play gigs at Fibber Magees.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/567271746814153/

Apollo Sessions

20:30, Sun 30 Oct

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

Jinx Lennon / Captain Hotknives – Gigs

20:30, Sun 30 Oct

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

Jinx Lennon / Captain Hotknives / Ding Dong Denny O’Reilly and Fancy Dress & Musical Theatre will the busy Sunday evening programme in Sin E.

Admission is free.

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

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 00:00, Sun 30 Oct

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 30 Oct

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

The Jive Cats – Gig

22:00, Sun 30 Oct

Mercantile, 28 Dame Street, Dublin 2

The Rock ‘n’ Rock 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 30 Oct

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

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

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

Revenge – Gig

23:00, Sun 30 Oct

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

Revenge will play at the Halloween Party in the Church on Sunday.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1052145694901584/

Monday 31 Oct

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Bank Holiday Monday & HAPPY HALLOWEEN

08:00, Mon 31 Oct

Various heritage locations in Dublin

If you read this on Monday morning: TURN AROUND AND KEEP SLEEPING! It is a bank holiday! ;-)

The October Bank Holiday is different than all the others. Normally (in May, June and August) Bank Holidays are on the first Monday in the month. The October Bank Holiday is on the last Monday in October.

Apart from that all is the same: Shops are still open, Public Transport does whatever they like (Weekend Schedule or Weekday Schedule seems to depend on their mood), Bus Lanes are Bus Lanes because it is a Monday, Loading Bays are Loading Bays because it is a Monday, BUT Pay & Display Parking is free today in Dublin City On-Street Parking Car Park Spaces.

Anything else? Oh yes! HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!

Mind your pets (they don’t like noise!!) and don’t burn anything outside because that is just dangerous and unnecessary. And if you managed to organise some Fireworks for yourself and your family. Enjoy your/their illegality but mind your fingers! They don’t grow back!

Bram Stoker Festival

10:00, Mon 31 Oct

Dublin (various locations)

The Bram Stoker Festival took the legacy of Dublin horror novelist Bram Stoker and his gothic novel ‘Dracula’ as inspiration for a whole range of events and the full schedule of events is here: www.bramstokerfestival.com/full-listings/

There is a large amount of events, but only some of the daytime events are free. The few free events are listed separately in this Dublin Event Guide.

www.bramstokerfestival.com/

RDS Visual Art Awards Exhibition 2016

10:30 – 18:00, Mon 31 Oct

RDS (Concert Hall), Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

The RDS Visual Art Awards Exhibition (26-21 October) will show the very best and most exciting work coming out of Ireland’s art colleges in 2016.

Admission is free.

www.rds.ie/Whats-On/Event/26003

Forgotten Voices – Walking Tour

11:00 – 13:00, Mon 31 Oct

Four Courts, Inns Quay, Dublin 7

“Forgotten Voices” is a 2-hour walking tour that will explore the lives of the people who lived in Dublin’s inner city from the Georgian Period to the middle of the last century.

Meeting point is at the entrance of the Four Courts Dublin. The tour is free but donations are welcome and booking is required via email to jsfolkloregirl024@gmail.com or – if you can’t book beforehand – just show up on the day.

Private group bookings off up to 25 people can be accommodated at a different time and or day on request.

Dracula’s Disco

11:30 – 14:00, Mon 31 Oct

The Ark, 11a Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

All kids (5+) are invited to this Dracula’s Disco. Come in costume. There will be some storytelling too.

Admission is free, but places are limited (first come, first served).

www.bramstokerfestival.com/event/draculas-disco/

Magical Plants – Children’s Event

11:30 – 15:00, Mon 31 Oct

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

Visit the witches in the Botanic Gardens on Sunday and Monday and learn all about Magical Plants. Dressing up for Halloween is encouraged. The event runs from 11:30-12:30 and from 14:00-15:00 on each day.

www.botanicgardens.ie/news/events.htm

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Mon 31 Oct

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

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

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Dublin Live Music Trail

12:00 – 17:00, Mon 31 Oct

Dublin (various locations)

Hard Working Class Heroes and First Music Contact are organising six weekends of “Dublin Live Music Trails” this year. The performances will be 20 minutes long and will be acoustic in all sorts of usual and unusual venues. SO it is feasible to see & hear ALL gigs because they are all in walking distance.

The fifth Music Trail weekend will take place on 30+31 October and the line-up and venues are listed below.

Admission is free and the event is supported by Failte Ireland, Dublin City Council and Dublintown.

Line-up and schedule for Monday is:

12:00 Ella Naseeb @ Lighthouse Cinema
12:30 Paul Creane @ Generator
13:00 Vulpynes @ The Church
13:30 Half of me @ Esquires coffee shop
14:00 Participant @ Winding Stair
14:30 Tebi Rex @ WowBurger
15:00 Junk Drawer @ Dublin Ink
15:30 Miles Graham @ Nine Crows
16:00 Cult Called Man @ Stags Head
16:30 Patrick Freeman @ Mary’s Bar

A map with all venues can be found on the website below. And links to all performers and venues are here.

firstmusiccontact.com/fmctrails/

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Mon 31 Oct

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, Mon 31 Oct

Dublin (various locations)

Free Delivery on all Books at the Book Depository

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

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

www.bookdepository.com?a_aid=dubevg

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

The Cauldron of Smithfield

17:00 – 21:30, Mon 31 Oct

Smithfield Plaza, Dublin 7

The Cauldron of Smithfiled is an event that includes The Haunted House, a Main Stage with a variety of performers, Big Screen, Bouncy Castles, Bungee Trampoline, Food Stalls even a Zip Line.

Admission is free to this family-friendly event. Alcohol is not allowed.

www.facebook.com/events/655364221290450/

Macnas Halloween Parade

17:30 – 19:00, Mon 31 Oct

Dublin (various locations)

Macnas, the performance company from Galway will be in Dublin for a Halloween parade through the City Centre.

The parade starts in Moore Street, then goes to Henry Street, Mary Street, Wolfe Tone Street, Parnell Street, Capel Street, Little Britain Street and it ends in Halston Street.

There will be super-sized mythical figures, fire, light and music and the theme of the parade “Sleep No More” describes a restless ballad, a dark delirious and delicious waltz between love and loss.

Admission is free and the event is explicitly family-friendly.

Macnas parades are always spookily interesting and fascinating. They are an outstanding performance company that enriches soo many events in Ireland. Have a look at this parade, I am sure it will be good!

www.facebook.com/events/1792735304319555/

Blood and Guts – Celebration of Blood

18:00 – 22:30, Mon 31 Oct

The Fumbally Stables, Fumbally Lane, Dublin 8

Guts Magazine and the Bram Stoker Festival come together for a psychedelic celebration of Blood.

Confessional stories about Blood in our everyday lives will be performed from the Bram Stoker edition of Guts and stitched together through the high octane music of psychedelic rock band, Spudgun.

Artist Dylan Kerr will also be creating an installation that interprets the obsessional relationship with Blood that Bram Stoker wrote about in Dracula. Expect glitter, gore and grind.

Admission is free. (Fumbally Stables is next to Fumbally Cafe in the same street.)

www.bramstokerfestival.com/event/blood-and-guts/

Finglas Fright Night

18:00 – 21:00, Mon 31 Oct

Finglas Civic Centre, Mellowes Road, Finglas, Dublin 11

At the Finglas Fright Night, a Maze of Mystery, Fancy Dress Competition, Magic Show, Bouncy Castles, Fairground Rides & Stalls and a Fireworks Extravaganza will entertain the whole family.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/finglasfright/

Otherworld Halloween Festival

18:00, Mon 31 Oct

The Plaza, Main Street, Ballymun, Dublin 9

Ballymun’s Otherworld Halloween Festival will start with two parades from 17:15. One starts at the Aisling Project and the other at Belclare View junction with Crannogue Road. They both will get to the Plaza, where at 18:00 the festival starts. There will be live music, food stalls and performances and for kids (age 5-11) two story telling events will be in the Axis Theatre at 18:30 and 19:30 (limited places).

At 20:45 a Fireworks will close the festival.

www.otherworldfestival.com/

Urban Legends – Street Art

19:00, Mon 31 Oct

Smithfield Plaza, Dublin 7

Urban Legend is a street art event as part of the Cauldron of Smithfield event in the Bram Stoker Festival. It will be a live painting by the public on a huge panel at Smithfield under the guidance of street artists Solus.

Admission is free.

www.bramstokerfestival.com/event/urban-legends-art-installation/

Arlandria – Foo Fighters Tribute

20:00, Mon 31 Oct

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

The Foo Fighters Tribute Band “Arlandria” will be in the Harbour Bar.

Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/halloween-arlandria-foo-fighters-tribute

Song Cycle

20:00, Mon 31 Oct

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 31 Oct

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 31 Oct

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 31 Oct

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

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

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

Jazz Jam Session – Grand Social

21:00, Mon 31 Oct

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

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

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

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

Trad Sessions

21:00 – 23:30, Mon 31 Oct

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 31 Oct

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/1102-donal-kirk-and-anto-drennan-53.html

Tuesday 01 Nov

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NOT the first day of Winter!!!

08:00, Tue 01 Nov

Dublin (various locations)

It is an extremely stubborn myth in Ireland that Winter starts on 01 November. Primary teachers were and are still (!!) teaching it, despite Met Eireann’s repeated attempts to correct this misinformation.

Some think that Samhain means the “start of winter”, but it doesn’t! It possibly means the “end of summer” and then the other wrong interpretation is not far, but “start of winter” is wrong. The Celts started their “summer” on 01 May, but they lived by a completely different calendar. The year was divided in a dark half of the year from 01 November and the light half started on 01 May. They also thought that the day starts at sunset, so another sign that they just lived by a different clock and calendar.

If you live like the Celts, where the year starts on 01 November and the day starts at sunset, then for you, 01 November is a good day to start the summer. ;-)

If, however, you have adjusted to a modern calendar – unlike the primary teachers in Ireland!? – then the (meteorological) start of winter is on 01 December as Met Eireann confirms to us. And the astronomical start of winter is on 21 December.

So have a great autumn day today and don’t worry about winter for another 30 days.

Dublin City Hall – Free Admission

10:00 – 17:15, Tue 01 Nov

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

European Art 18:50-1950 – Talk

10:30 – 11:15, Tue 01 Nov

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

“European Art, 1850 – 1950: An Introduction to the Display” is a talk with Janet McLean, National Gallery of Ireland. It is part of a free lecture series in November about Modern European Art, 1850 – 1950.

www.nationalgallery.ie/en/whatson/Talks/Tuesday_Talks2016/Tues_Nov1.aspx

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Tue 01 Nov

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

“My Favourites” – Dublin City Walking Tour

14:00 – 16:00, Tue 01 Nov

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/

Improving School Education Outcomes in Developing Countries – Talk

18:30, Tue 01 Nov

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

The Trinity International Development Initiative is inviting to the talk “Improving School Education Outcomes in Developing Countries: Evidence, Knowledge Gaps and Policy Implications” with Prof Paul Glewwe (Professor of Applied Economics at the University of Minnesota and Director of the Center for International Food and Agricultural Policy).

The event information can be found here.

Italian presence in Ireland – Screening

18:30, Tue 01 Nov

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

The documentary “Italian Presence in Ireland” will be screened in Tuesday. It is a film by Italian journalist and author Concetto La Malfa and is based on his book “Presenza Italiana in Irlanda” (2014). The film traces the lives of Italians who have left a mark in the history of Ireland from the XIX century to the present day and it looks at the development of the Italian community in Ireland over the last fifty years.

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

www.iicdublino.esteri.it/iic_dublino/en/gli_eventi/calendario/2016/11/presenza-italiana-in-irlanda.html

Table Top Tuesdays – Board Game Night

18:30, Tue 01 Nov

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/

Green Drinks Dublin – The Corncrake

19:00, Tue 01 Nov

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

The Irish Wildlife Trust (IWT) continues to bring you Dublin Green Drinks on the first Tuesday of every month in J.W. Sweetman’s. Green Drinks is a monthly event in 711 cities around the world to bring people with an interest in green issues together.

“Corncrake Talks” is the November theme. Fergal Ó Cuinneagáin will talk about his one man battle to help conserve the corncrake, one of Ireland’s most endangered bird species. Fergal owns some land in the west of Ireland and is turning it into corncrake friendly habitat.

Meet up on the top floor of J.W. Sweetman’s. Doors open at 18:30 and the talk is at 19:00. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/pages/Green-Drinks-Dublin/73308564711

The Dublin Language Exchange – Meetup

19:00, Tue 01 Nov

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/

St. Andrew’s Church Annual Launch

19:30, Tue 01 Nov

St. Andrew’s Church, Westland Row, Dublin 2

There will be short local heritage presentations on World War 1, James Joyce and The 1916 Rising. The choir, a Tenor and a Baritone will sing and afterwards there will be tea & coffee available.

Admission is free.

Dublin Bluegrass Collective – Gig

20:00, Tue 01 Nov

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 01 Nov

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 01 Nov

Arthur’s Pub, 28 Thomas Street, Dublin 8

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

Admision is free.

www.facebook.com/ArthursPub

Ukulele Tuesday – Jam&Gig

20:00 – 22:00, Tue 01 Nov

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 01 Nov

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 01 Nov

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 01 Nov

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 01 Nov

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 02 Nov

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Free Wednesday – Free Entrance to OPW Heritage Sites

09:00, Wed 02 Nov

Various heritage locations in Dublin

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

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

In the past Kilmainham Gaol (the most popular site) was also on that list, but it was removed some months ago and is sorely missed. There is a high risk that the Free Wednesday will be restricted further in coming months. Use it as long as it lasts.

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

www.heritageireland.ie/

Dyslexia Information Day

10:30 – 12:00, Wed 02 Nov

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

The Dyslexia Association of Ireland is holding an information session to provide general information, practical selfhelp strategies, technology for dyslexia and plenty of time for Q&A.

The event is taking place on Wed 02 November from 10:30-12:00 and on Thurs 03 Nov from 18:30-20:00.

Admission free.

events.dlrcoco.ie/event/dyslexia-information-day

Creative Den Drawing Session – Rua Red

11:00, Wed 02 Nov

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/

Ultimate Predators -Drop-in Activity

11:00 – 13:00, Wed 02 Nov

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

Ultimate Predators is a drop-in activity for all ages. Tigers, anacondas and wolves are all ultimate predators but with very different hunting strategies. Find out more about all of them.

Admission is free and no booking required.

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=3081

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Wed 02 Nov

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

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

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Wed 02 Nov

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

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

www.ifi.ie/

Low priced books with free delivery!

13:00, Wed 02 Nov

Dublin (various locations)

Free Delivery on all Books at the Book Depository

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

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

www.bookdepository.com?a_aid=dubevg

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

Bone Stories – Drop-in Activity

14:00 – 16:00, Wed 02 Nov

National Museum, Kildare Street (Archaeology), Dublin 2

Archaeologists can discover a lot about how people lived in the past by studying bones. At this Drop-In activity, you can take a look at how bones are preserved in different environments and figure out which bones belong to a Bronze Age burial, a Bog Body and a Viking skeleton.

Suitable from Age 7. Admission is free and no booking required. Located in the Learning Resource Room, first floor.

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=3065

Challenging Inequalities and Unsustainabilities – Lecture

16:00 – 17:30, Wed 02 Nov

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

Melissa Leach, head of the Institute of Development Studies, will speak about the linkages between inequality and sustainability at this lecture in the Science Gallery: “Challenging Inequalities and Unsustainabilities: The Politics of Transformative Pathways”

Admission is free, but registration is required. All details are on the website below.

dublin.sciencegallery.com/events/2016/10/challenginginequalitiesandunsustainabilitiespoliticstransformativepathways0

Social history of 1980s Ireland in Photos – Talk

16:00, Wed 02 Nov

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

The next lecture in the Trinity Centre for Contemporary Irish History Seminar Series 2016-17 is

“Walking “Hidden Ireland” with a camera: documentary photography and the social history of 1980s Ireland”

with Dr Erika Hanna (University of Bristol).

Admission is free.

www.tcd.ie/trinitylongroomhub/events/details/2017/centreforcontemporaryirishhist2016_17.php

Havana International Language Exchange

16:30 – 19:30, Wed 02 Nov

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

Accident and emergency: international solutions – Talk

18:00, Wed 02 Nov

Royal Irish Academy, 19 Dawson Street, Dublin 2

The Royal Irish Academy and the Beacon Hospital invite to an evening lecture and panel discussion focusing on effective international approaches to emergency healthcare provision and management.

The speakers are Dr Niek de Wit and Dr Richard Zane. They will discuss this topic in relation to the Netherlands and the US respectively. The event will be chaired by Mr Brian Fitzgerald, Deputy CEO of the Beacon Hospital.

Find more information about the speakers and register for this free event on the website below.

www.ria.ie/events/accident-and-emergency-international-solutions

Dublin PubhD – Science Talks

18:30, Wed 02 Nov

Stag’s Head, Dame Lane, Dublin 2

The website and Facebook Page of Dublin PubhD doesn’t mention the November event yet at the time of writing this, but the next event SHOULD be on 02 November, but please confirm on the website below before you go:

Dublin PubhD or “PhD in the Pub” is an event where once every month three postgraduate or postdoctoral students will share the content of their PhD in under ten minutes and without the help of Powerpoint or other visual helps.

The event is open to all and welcomes presenters at any stage of their research degree, even those who have submitted their thesis and can offer insight into life after the PhD. Talks last ten minutes with an additional twenty minutes allocated for questions and answers.

Dublin PubhD takes place on every first Wednesday of the month in the basement of the Stag’s Head.

Admission is free.

pubhd-dublin.skepticireland.com/

Is Mark Zuckerberg right? Can we cure all diseases? – Talk

18:30, Wed 02 Nov

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

A public lecture in the School of Biochemistry and Immunology with the title

“Is Mark Zuckerberg right? Can we cure all diseases?” by Prof Luke ONeill will take place on Wednesday.

Admission is free.

www.tcd.ie/Secretary/Communications/Noticeboard/data/37880.html

Jess Kidd – Reading & Book Signing

18:30, Wed 02 Nov

Dubray Books, 36 Grafton Street, Dublin 2

Jess Kidd will be reading and signing copies of her debut novel “Himself”.

Admission is free.

www.dubraybooks.ie/news-and-events

Inspiration Proclamation: Public Interview with Edna O’Brien

19:00, Wed 02 Nov

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

Edna O’Brien will be interviewed by Dr John Bowman. They will discuss the relevance of the 1916 Proclamation – is it seen now as an inspirational text or as a historical document?

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

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

Brand New Switcheroo – Roots Gig

20:00, Wed 02 Nov

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 02 Nov

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 02 Nov

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 02 Nov

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 02 Nov

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 02 Nov

Leeson Lounge, 148 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4

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

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

Trad Session

21:30, Wed 02 Nov

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 02 Nov

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 03 Nov

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Piano Masterclass

09:00 – 13:00, Thu 03 Nov

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

Irish Pianist John O’Connor, International Visiting Artists at the RIAM, Chair of the Piano Division at Shenondoah University in Virginia, a faculty member at the Glenn Gould School of the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto and Visiting Professor at Showa University in Japan., will be in Dublin for a piano masterclass.

There will be two classes, which run on Thursday and Friday from 09:00-13:00.

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

riam.ticketsolve.com/#/shows/873559957

Grangegorman Military Cemetery – Tour

11:00, Thu 03 Nov

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

Making Mummified Oranges – Workshop

11:00 – 15:30, Thu 03 Nov

National Museum, Kildare Street (Archaeology), Dublin 2

“All Wrapped Up! Making Mummified Oranges” is the full title of this workshop for kids aged 8-14.

How did the Ancient Egyptians make mummies? Come and see the mummies at the National Museum of Ireland and learn how ancient mummies of Egypt were carefully made by making your own mummy using an orange!

Admission is free, but booking required via 01-6486332 or educationarch@museum.ie. Located in the Learning Resource Room, 1st floor.

The morning workshop runs from 11:00-12:00 and a second session in the afternoon runs from 14:30-15:30.

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=3066

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Thu 03 Nov

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

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

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

The Green Door Market

12:00 – 19:00, Thu 03 Nov

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

Lunchtime Recital: Mezzo Soprano, Violin & Piano

13:00, Thu 03 Nov

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

This is a lunchtime recital with Mezzo-Soprano Eimear McCarthy Luddy and Violinist Naoise Dack, accompanied by Seho Lee on piano

Admission is free, but booking is required via 01-8734333 Ext 5

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

Nada Surf – InStore Gig

13:00, Thu 03 Nov

Tower Records Ireland, 7 Dawson Street, Dublin 2

American indie band Nada Surf will be in Tower Records to play a gig from their new live album “Peaceful Ghosts”.

Admission is free.

www.towerrecords.ie/

Change and Continuity in Chinese Painting (700-1900) – Lecture

13:10, Thu 03 Nov

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

“Change and Continuity in Chinese Painting, 700-1900” is the title of a lecture by Dr. Zhang Hongxing (Senior Curator of Chinese Collections, Victoria and Albert Museum, London)

Admission is free.

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

Lace Balloon – Children’s Workshop

14:00 – 16:00, Thu 03 Nov

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

“Lace Balloon” is a drop-in children’s workshop suitable for age 8+, where kids can join artist Diana Caramaschi in making a beautiful personalised lace balloon sculpture.

Admission is free.

events.dlrcoco.ie/event/lace-balloon

Yeats 2016: Public Tour of the Yeats Exhibition

14:00, Thu 03 Nov

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

Come to this Public Tour of the exhibition “Yeats: The Life and Works of William Butler Yeats”. The tour will introduce the life and work of the poet and following the tour you can listen to a selection of voices speaking some of his best loved poems, including Easter 1916.

Admission is free.

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

Living With Loss – Irish Hospice Foundation

17:30 – 20:00, Thu 03 Nov

Alexander Hotel, 41-47 Fenian Street, Dublin 2

“Living with Loss” is an information evening about bereavement with guest speaker John McAreavey (Michaela Foundation).

This Irish Hospice Foundation event will provide information about grief and the range of supports available to bereaved people.

During the evening, there will be an opportunity to chat to voluntary bereavement support services about the supports they provide and John McAreavey will address the gathering and speak on the theme ‘Living with Loss’.

Admission is free.

www.hospicefoundation.ie

Conversation Cafe – Cabra Library

18:00 – 19:45, Thu 03 Nov

Cabra Library, Navan Road, Dublin 7

Life Coach Heather Bourke hosts this Conversation Cafe in Cabra Library, where you can meet other curious and open-mined people and have some interesting and stimulating discussions.

Admission is free, but booking is required via 01-8691414

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

Little Museum of Dublin – Free Admission Thursday

18:00 – 20:00, Thu 03 Nov

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

Every Thursday the Little Museum of Dublin waives their admission charges for two guided tours thanks to sponsorship from Guinness. The first tour is at 18:00 and the second tour is at 19:00. Make sure that you are there at least 10 minutes before the start of the tour to get one of the limited places.

The Little Museum of Dublin has a fascinating collection of artefacts from the last 100 years Dublin’s history.

On other days and other times, admission is EUR 7 for adults and admission is by guided tour only.

www.littlemuseum.ie/

Dyslexia Information Day

18:30 – 20:00, Thu 03 Nov

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

The Dyslexia Association of Ireland is holding an information session to provide general information, practical selfhelp strategies, technology for dyslexia and plenty of time for Q&A.

The event is taking place on Wed 02 November from 10:30-12:00 and on Thurs 03 Nov from 18:30-20:00.

Admission free.

events.dlrcoco.ie/event/dyslexia-information-day

From the Frontline: An Eyewitness Account from the Middle East’ – Talk

18:30, Thu 03 Nov

Burke Lecture Theatre, Arts Building, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 2

Writer and journalist Dr Robert Fisk will give the 2016 Annual Edmund Burke Lecture, which is entitled

“From the Frontline: An Eyewitness Account from the Middle East”

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

www.tcd.ie/trinitylongroomhub/events/details/2016/2016-11-03robert_fisk.php

Thursday at the Opera: L’Italiana in Algeri

18:30, Thu 03 Nov

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

In cooperation with the Rossini Opera Festival of Pesaro, the Italian Institute of Culture will show the screenings of Gioachino Rossini’s works. The films will be introduced by Deirdre O’Grady, UCD Emeritus Professor of Italian and Comparative Studies and will start on 03 November with “L’Italiana in Algeri”. The screenings are in Italian with English subtitles.

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

www.iicdublino.esteri.it/iic_dublino/en/gli_eventi/calendario/2016/11/giovedi-all-opera-l-italiana-in.html

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

19:00 – 21:00, Thu 03 Nov

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/

Beef or Salmon – The Show 2

19:00 – 21:00, Thu 03 Nov

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

Beef is a visual and performance artist based in Wexford. Salmon is a Cork based musician, a cellist, singer and choral conductor, Together they are a performance art duo and they will perform “The Show 2” after having created “The Show” in August 2015.

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

templebargallery.com/events/event/beef-or-salmon-the-show-sup2-sup

New to Dublin? Dublin Expats Meeting

19:00, Thu 03 Nov

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 03 Nov

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 03 Nov

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/

Table Quiz Thursday – Grand Social

20:00 – 23:00, Thu 03 Nov

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

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

Admission is free.

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

Singer Songwriter Night – Mother Reilly’s

21:00, Thu 03 Nov

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 03 Nov

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 03 Nov

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 03 Nov

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 presented by Joey Magic.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/peadarbrowns/

Left, Right & Centre – Blues+Soul

21:30, Thu 03 Nov

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 03 Nov

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 03 Nov

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 03 Nov

Woolshed Bar & Grill, Parnell Street, Dublin 1

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

www.woolshedbaa.com/dublin/

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Piano Masterclass

09:00 – 13:00, Fri 04 Nov

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

Irish Pianist John O’Connor, International Visiting Artists at the RIAM, Chair of the Piano Division at Shenondoah University in Virginia, a faculty member at the Glenn Gould School of the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto and Visiting Professor at Showa University in Japan., will be in Dublin for a piano masterclass.

There will be two classes, which run on Thursday and Friday from 09:00-13:00.

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

riam.ticketsolve.com/#/shows/873559957

Dublin City Hall – Free Admission

10:00 – 17:15, Fri 04 Nov

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

CHQ Market

11:00, Fri 04 Nov

CHQ Building, Customs House Quay, Dublin 1

Every Friday the chq will run a market in the building with a whole range of stalls. There will be food and arts & craft. Some stalls are there every week, others change regularly.

Admission is free.

chq.ie/chq-market-every-friday/

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Fri 04 Nov

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

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

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

The Green Door Market

12:00 – 19:00, Fri 04 Nov

18 Newmarket, Dublin 8

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

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

www.facebook.com/thegreendoordublin

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13:00, Fri 04 Nov

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

Paino for Four Hands – Lunchtime Concert

13:15, Fri 04 Nov

St Stephen’s Church (The Pepper Canister), 2 Mount St Crescent, Dublin 2

A free lunchtime concert i aid of the Earthquake vicitms in Italy will take place with Ado de Vero and Giuseppe Campisi, who will perform Piano for Four Hands.

www.peppercanister.ie/events/

Big Data and Internet of Things – Dublin Tech Talks

18:30 – 20:00, Fri 04 Nov

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

Internet of Things (IoT) is the concept of connecting all sorts of devices in our world to the Internet. It is estimated that there will be at least 10 connected devices per person by 2020. Hadoop offers an ecosystem to acquire, process and analyze both structured and unstructured data. This talk highlights a reference architecture for deploying thousands of IoT devices and managing them with the Hadoop Ecosystem.

Admission is free, but registration is required. Detials are on the website below.

dublin.sciencegallery.com/events/2016/10/dublintechtalks

Cornucopia – Live Music

19:30 – 21:30, Fri 04 Nov

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

Chainska Brassika – Gig

20:00, Fri 04 Nov

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

Chainska Brassika will play a gig in the Harbour Bar.

Admission is free.

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

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Fri 04 Nov

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 04 Nov

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

McGowans Single Night

22:00, Fri 04 Nov

McGowan’s, 17 Phibsborough Road, Dublin 7

McGowans in Phibsborough run a monthly Singles Night. There will be music, games and ice breakers.

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

www.eventbrite.ie/e/mcgowans-monthly-singles-party-november-tickets-28579686612?ref=devg

Events Coming Up

Ethics in Sport – Conference

Sat 05 November – 10:00-16:00

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

The Conference “Ethics in Sport” will take place in TCD. It is organised by the Confederal School of Religions, Peace Studies and Theology and will probe some of the most pressing ethical issues in sport today. All details are on the website below.

Admission is free, but booking is strongly advised. Again, all details are on the website below.

www.tcd.ie/trinitylongroomhub/events/details/2016/2016-11-05ethics_and_sport.php

Dublin Mountains Partnership – Guided Walks

05+13+19+26+27 Nov

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

The next walks are on 05+13+19+26+27 November.

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

Not free, but interesting nevertheless:

Bram Stoker Festival 28-31 October

Gaelcon – Games Convention: 28-31 October

Metropolis Festival 03-05 November

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This is odd

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

8th Amendment – Avoidance at all cost?

The 8th Amendment to the Irish Constitution guarantees the equal right to life of the mother and the unborn and makes abortion illegal, but also puts doctors in a very tricky situation if they expect that they can only safe the life of one of the two in disastrous circumstances. The clause was added to the Irish constitution after a referendum in 1983 and many people think that a lot has happened in these 33 years and that the 8th amendment should be repealed (deleted from the constitution.

The supporters of the clause are not overly interested in a referendum because there is the possibility that the opponents will win the referendum. The opponents want to have a referendum as soon as possible to stop the odd situation that women need to travel to the UK to get an abortion that is illegal in Ireland.

So how could we find out what the majority of citizens in Ireland really wants? Let me think? Hmmmm?? Maybe put the head in the sand and pretend that there is no issue? – That seems to be the government’s approach once again! Enda Kenny and his gang are not the most decisive crowd at best of times.

In a true democracy, you would give the citizens a chance to voice their opinion and you would run a referendum if there is evidence that the public opinion could have changed drastically. There is no guarantee that the 8th amendment will be repealed if a referendum happens, but at least we would know then.

Last week the alliance of Anti Austerity Alliance and People Before Profit (AAA-PBP) has asked the government to run a referendum, but that was rejected and the government explains that in the usual way and I will paraphrase VERY VERY freely here:

“We will not ask for the real opinion of the people because we have put in place an artificial structure of a Citizens Assembly that will allow us to delay any decision as long as possible. We gave them loads ot time until half way through 2017 and we hope that they will take that time. Then this Citizen Assembly will come back to us with an opinion. We secretly hope that they will say that no referendum is needed, because then we can blame them. But if they tell us we should hold a referendum, then we will first need to discuss that and at some time later vote on it. Because once the Citizen Assembly comes back with an opinion we will first give that opinion to a Special Oireachtas Committee as this will give us a chance to delay the process further. That Special Oireachtas Committee will be also given six months to decide. So it will be well over a year before we even think about a referendum and we hope that the Irish citizens will have forgotten by then! If the Special Oireachtas Committee ALSO says we should have a referendum then we will CONSIDER to have one and will schedule it for as far away from today as we can. because we are extremely afraid of the outcome and hope that we have won the next election by then so that that referendum will not screw our chances. All in all, we don’t care about the opinion of the Irish Citizens anyway. We only care about our position in power and to maintain that we will do whatever possible to block and delay anything that interfere with our power in the slightest way.”

So with that in mind – and I stress that this is MY interpretation of the situation, but it is based on the government’s official statement as you can find it through this Tweet – there won’t be a referendum for the next 2.5 – 3 years AT LEAST!

In the last 33 years, the opinion in large parts of the population certainly has changed and they have a right to ask for a new vote. Keep in mind that neither side has a guarantee that they will win or lose and that’s not what this opinion here is about. Sure I have an opinion about the 8th amendment, but my opinion is so irrelevant (I am not even allowed to vote in a referendum!) that I just want to focus on the undemocratic-ness of the government’s decision.

We don’t need a Citizens Assembly or a Special Oireachtas Committee! We have clear evidence that there is a ground swell that could indicate that the opinion has changed. That should be enough to ask for the opinion again!

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–Joerg

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