Dublin Event Guide 488: Jobs Expo, Lingo, Animation Film Festival, Halloween Events

October 22nd, 2016
DEG Dublin Event Guide (for free events)

No. 488 | 21 October 2016

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Hi all!

This week’s Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) is earlier than usual and I hope I won’t freak you out with that! :-) The explanation is simple: I will be at a training course this week and therefore already started on Tuesday working on this edition. You are probably wondering why I am not doing that every week? Well, if I wanted to do nothing else during the week than Dublin Event Guide, then I would start that early OR if I didn’t need a day job to pay for the rent. But as long as I have not found a super generous sponsor yet who will make it unnecessary for me to have a day job, I will have to juggle the two things.

There are however a few changes afoot, I think I mentioned that before, that will help with the work on the Dublin Event Guide and I will brief you on it very very soon!

After NO donations in the previous week, last week luckily there were a great number of helpful Dublin Event Guide supporters who were so generous to help with a donation. Thanks to their amazing help, we now only need EUR 30 before the end of the month to cover all the bills. 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.

And here is the second area where you can help: Without you spreading the word we would have never reached 24,000 subscribers and 65,000 Facebook Likes. Send your friends to www.dublineventguide.com where they can subscribe as well.

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Without putting your hand in your pocket at all you can help the Dublin Event Guide! Just use the ad links in the Dublin News Section and the banner ads in other sections as often as possible when you buy/order goods. If you buy goods immediately (in the same session) after clicking on a link/ad that you find in this publication (for example for Groupon, LivingSocial, Amazon, Book Depository, LastMinute etc), then you help the Dublin Event Guide everytime.
This is how it works: The company you buy from will give a small commission (5-8%) to the Dublin Event Guide as a thanks for pointing you in their direction. This might only be 30 cent a go, but if many of you did it every time you buy something online, then it could make a big dent into the EUR 190 needed. Importantly, you do not pay more, but the merchant accepts a slightly smaller profit. So clicking on these ads is helping everybody! Thanks!

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 from self-declared “rulebreaker & changemaker” Rich Simmonds from South Africa. He said:

Don’t look for ideas to confirm your thinking, rather look for trends that will disrupt your thinking. – Rich Simmonds

This is an extremely important concept! We tend to look for ideas and opinions that confirm that we are right and we often surround ourselves by people that tend to agree with us. But that doesn’t challenge you enough to learn new things and to achieve bigger things. We need people that disrupt our thinking to discover new angles/concepts and ideas.

For quite some time I regularly bought a newspaper that I disgreed with 90% of the time! Why? Because it got me to think about and to understand a completely different point of view than my own. It challenged my thinking and while it didn’t mean that I did let that newspaper influence my opinions, it allowed me to consider more opinions than my own.

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This part is important to “keep the show on the road”:

To cover the cost for the Dublin Event Guide I need your help and every week generous and nice Dublin Event Guide readers help with a donation.

After NO donations in the pervious week, last week a great number of wonderful people helped the Dublin Event Guide with a donation! They were Tara R, Keith Y, Valentina S, Clodagh O’C, Philip W, Nina J, Michael McS, Trevor J, Edmund G, Ann McP, Noelle H. Thanks soooo much! I really appreciate your help and donations will ensure that the Dublin Event Guide will continue arriving in your Inbox every week and every donation will benefit EVERY Dublin Event Guide reader!

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

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

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

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

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Joergs Picks

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

This weekend there is no big headline event, but lots of smaller (and still very interesting) events. For that reason, I invite you to just browse through the list and will refrain from picking my picks. They will be back next week! :-)

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Golden Discs coming back to Henry Street

I didn’t even realise that they are still alive, but after 7 years absence, Golden Discs, the music and entertainment retailer is moving back into Henry Street. They will be at 18 Henry Street, which ironically is the former HMV shop. Golden Discs was founded in 1962, got into trouble in 2009, but made it out of examinership and seems to do ok at the moment, but with all online music sources, music retailers don’t have it easy anymore.

The Riptide Movement will be in the new Henry Street shop for the opening on Thursday 27 October from 18:00 and they will play a gig in the shop.

Drive in Cinema in Dublin

Retro Movies are bringing a Drive in Cinema to the outskirts of South Dublin. They will show movies on the “world’s biggest outdoor LED movie screen” at Halloween and in the middle of December for Christmas.

The screen is big but the car park in Cherrywood Business Park doesn’t seem to be that huge: Only 150 tickets are available. They cost EUR 26 (+ fees) for a 5 seater car.

Find all details at www.retrodrivein.ie/

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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7 TOP TIPS FOR RUNNING A FUNDRAISING EVENT ON A TIGHT BUDGET
Event managers from across the charity sector compile their top tips on that age old charity challenge of running events on a tight budget with limited resource and here are the results!
Read the full article here.

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

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

Exhibitions

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

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

Midland – Lár Tíre: Cycling the MGWR from Past to Present – Photo Exhibition

October 2016 (Mon-Thurs: 10:00-20:00, Fri+Sat: 10:00-17:00)

Ballymun Library, Main Street, Ballymun, Dublin 11

Artist Pamela de Brí cycled the entire route of the old Midland Great Western Railway (MGWR) – 1000km – visiting most of the stations on this old network. She spoke to locals and gathered stories, memories, folklore and local history and recorded everything in photographs and notebooks.

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

Brute Clues – Architectural Artwork

02 Sept – 29 Oct – Mon-Sat from 11:00

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

I find art sometimes challenging. It’s not that I don’t get it, but I ask the question WHY? and there is often no answer.

The Brute Clues show in the Project Arts centre is one of those WHY? art installations. The three artists Tom Watt, Tanad Williams and Andreas Kindler von Knobloch have built what I would describe as a “platform with stairs to it” that looks very much like a stage. It looks pretty and is well done. The poblem starts when you move away from what it apparrently is to what it is meant to be, because the description says:

“The artists Tom Watt, Tanad Williams and Andreas Kindler von Knobloch have created an artwork drawing on their mutual interest in architecture – built interruptions in the landscape and industry.
Their structure – which they describe as ‘not a stage, not a dam, not a platform, and not an excavation’ – can be walked on, rested on, climbed, or viewed from afar.
With roles designated for the various materials that make up Brute Clues, the limitations and rules surrounding both the materials and the institution are embedded in its structure.”

So, the stage (or platform) is NOT a stage or platform and now you have lost me again. Pity! I was sooo close! ;-)

projectartscentre.ie/event/brute-clues/

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

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Car Boot Sales – Tallaght

08:00 – 12:00, Sat 22 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 22 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 this Saturday (22 Oct) or next Saturday (29 Oct). 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.

Find all details via the link below.

events.dlrcoco.ie/event/samhain-2016

Jobs Expo Dublin

09:00 – 17:00, Sat 22 Oct

Croke Park, Jones’ Road, Dublin 3

The Jobs Expo with exhibiting employers, a seminar programme and career clinics will take place on Saturday.

Admission is free.

www.jobsexpo.ie/

Honest2Goodness Food Market

09:30 – 16:00, Sat 22 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

Imagining Palestine: a Decade of Solidarity – Photo Exhibition

09:30 – 17:30, Sat 22 Oct

Filmbase, Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

An exhibition of photos from the West Bank (taken over ten years) to show a decade of solidarity from a bunch of extraordinary ordinary Irish people with the people of Palestine. The photos are by Fidelma Bonass.

Admission is free.

www.ipsc.ie/event/dublin-photo-exhibition-imaging-palestine-west-bank-trip

Park Runs: Malahide, Cabinteely, Shanganah, Marlay, Raheny

09:30 – 13:00, Sat 22 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 22 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 22 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 22 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

Coder DojoCon 2016 – Talks & Workshops for kids and adults

10:00, Sat 22 Oct

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

The global CoderDojo Community Conference will take place in Dun Laoghaire from Friday until Sunday and it is specifially for mentors, paremts amd other interested parties from CoderDojos worlwide.

In parallel to the Conference, there will also be a number of free coding sessions for kids in Dun Laoghaire and Dublin. The public programme is

Saturday 22 Oct @ dlr LexIcon
+ DojoThon: several CoderDojo sessions wehre 7-17 year olds can try out some cool coding. (Ages 7+8 must be accompanied by an adult.)
+ A number of talks & workshops on “Tech for Everyday Living” in the morning and afternoon.

Sunday 23 Oct @ People’s Park, Dun Laoghaire
+ DojoCamp from 11:00-14:00

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All topis and start times for the Saturday talks and workshops are listed on dojocon.coderdojo.com/timetable/ Look for the timetable and specifically the right section under the headline “dlr Lexicon”.

events.dlrcoco.ie/event/coder-dojocon-2016

Decorated Pumpkin Competition and Exhibition

10:00, Sat 22 Oct

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

The Botanic Gardens will have a “Decorated Pumpkin Competition and Exhibition” this weekend. Bring your decorated pumpkins to the teak House on Saturday.

Admission is free. Details are on the website below (sorted by date).

www.botanicgardens.ie/news/events.htm

Dublin City Hall – Free Admission

10:00 – 17:15, Sat 22 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 22 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 22 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

Maths Week 2016

10:00, Sat 22 Oct

Dublin (various locations)

Mathsweek 2016 is running from 15-23 October this year and there are lots of free events taking place.

The first challenge is, though, to find the suitable events for you, because the website does make life more difficult than it should. You can select “Events for the General Public”, but that covers events in the whole of Ireland. So I would like “Events in Dublin” that are for the General Public, but there is no way to combine two searches. The “Events in Dublin” also contain all events for kids.

What did I do? I chickened out and instead am just posting the link for you so that you can get your head around this:

www.mathsweek.ie/2016/events

www.mathsweek.ie/2016

Temple Bar Markets

10:00 – 16:30, Sat 22 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

Deer Rut in Phoenix Park – Irish Wildlife Trust

10:30 – 12:00, Sat 22 Oct

Papal Cross Carpark, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

Join the IWT Dublin Branch to see another amazing deer rut. The guide Dr Favel Naulty will bring you to where the fallow deer males fight it out for the chance to mate.

Meeting point is the base of the steps at the Papal Cross in Phoenix Park.

www.iwt.ie/deer-rut-in-the-phoenix-park-iwt-dublin-branch-event-22nd-october

Blackrock Market

11:00 – 17:30, Sat 22 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/

Terenure Village Market

11:00 – 16:00, Sat 22 Oct

Bushy Park, Tempelogue Road, Terenure, Dublin 6W

The Terenure Village Market has moved to Bushy Park and is from now on a weekly market.

The market has now grown to 40 stalls offering a whole variety of foods and crafts.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/terenurevillagemarket

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Sat 22 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 22 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 22 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/

Irish Spanish Latin American Literary Festival 2016

12:00, Sat 22 Oct

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

The Irish Spanish Latin American Literary Festival is back in the Instituto Cervantes from 20-22 October. All events are listed on the website below and are also individually listed here.

+ 20 Oct – 19:00: Understanding Borders – Round table discussion
+ 21 Oct – 18:10: Words without Borders – Round table discussion
+ 21 Oct – 19:30: Interview with Kevin Barry
+ 22 Oct – 12:10: Migration, Displacement and Literature – Round table discussion
+ 22 Oct – 15:00: Interview with Charles Powell – Iinterview
+ 22 Oct – 16:00: Closing Themes – Round table discussion

Admission to all events is free and the events are in Spanish and English with simultaneous interpreting.

dublin.cervantes.es/FichasCultura/Ficha108745_16_2.htm

Eat.Live.Go – Donal Skehan – Book Signing

12:30, Sat 22 Oct

Eason, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

Donal Skehan will be in Eason’s in O’Connell Street to sign his new book Eat.Live.Go.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/306464489724209/

Lingo – Spoken Word Festival – Poetry Bingo

12:30, Sat 22 Oct

Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

Lingo is a Spoken Word Festival with a whole range of performances and events from Fri 21 Oct until Sunday 23 Oct. The main events are not free, but there are plenty of free events as well.

The website at www.lingofestival.com/programme/ lists all events and you can buy tickets there as well.

The free events are:

+ Fri 21 Oct – 23:30: Festival Club: Mixtapes from the Underground @ Odessa Club
+ Sat 22 Oct – 12:30: Lingo Poetry Bingo – Open Mic @Workman’s Club
+ Sat 22 Oct – 23:30: Festival Club @ Cobalt Cafe
+ Sun 23 Oct – 13:00: Poetry Jukebox – Open Mic @ Workman’s Club
+ Sun 23 Oct – 14:30: Wordworks – Youth Spoken Word Showcase @ Fringe Lab
+ Sun 23 Oct – 23:30: Festival Club with Andre K’por @ Whelan’s

www.lingofestival.com/programme/

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Sat 22 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/

Sagra dell’ Arrosticino – Italian Food Festival

13:00, Sat 22 Oct

The Bernard Shaw, 12 Richmond Street South, Dublin 8

“Sagra dell’ Arrosticino” is an Italian Food Festival at the Bernard Shaw Pub and the 5th edition will happen on Saturday.

Admission is free.

bodytonicmusic.com/events/shawis10-sagra-dell-arrosticino-italian-food-festival-toejam-djs/

The Bernard Shaw Flea Market

13:00 – 18:00, Sat 22 Oct

The Bernard Shaw, 12 Richmond Street South, Dublin 8

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

Admission is free.

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

Hong Ling: A Retrospective – In Focus Tour

13:10, Sat 22 Oct

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

The In Focus Tour “Hong Ling: A Retrospective” with Dr Mary Redfern (Curator of the East Asian Collections, Chester Beatty Library) will take place. Admission is free.

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

“My Favourites” – Dublin City Walking Tour

14:00 – 16:00, Sat 22 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/

An Afternoon of Classical Indian Music

14:00, Sat 22 Oct

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

To celebrate the Indian Festival Diwali, Sougata Roy Chowdhury, one of the finest sarod players of his generation and Rupak Pandit on the Benares-style tabla will perform their music.

Admission is free.

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

Eason Story Time for children – in Irish

14:00, Sat 22 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.

It seems that this week the Story Time will be in Irish.

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

Historical Walking Tour of Stoneybatter

14:00 – 15:30, Sat 22 Oct

Stoneybatter, Dublin 7

Historian Pat Liddy will tell you about the historical and cultural highlights of Stoneybatter at this walking tour. The walk commences at the Millenium Stone in Stoneybatter. Refreshment will be provided in the Community Centre, Prussia St afterwards.

Admission is free.

smithfieldsq.com/event/historical-walking-tour-of-stoneybatter/

Irish National War Memorial Gardens – Guided Tour

14:00, Sat 22 Oct

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

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

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

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

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

Dublin Animation Film Festival 2016 – Short Films & Awards

14:30, Sat 22 Oct

Pavilion Theatre, Marine Road, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

The Dublin Animation Film Festival (DAFF) will take place for the 6th time and for the 3rd year it is in the Pavilion Theatre in Dun Laoghaire. DAFF focuses on animated films.

This year’s programme only lists three events and two of them are free.

It starts with the screening of the feature film “Anomalisa” at 12:00 and admission is EUR 8 for that and includes a Q&A with director Duke Johnson.

The free events follow at 14:30, a Short Film Screening, and at 18:15 when the Awards Ceremony happens.

Tickets are required and are free for the Short Film Screening and the Awards Ceremony. Get them here,

www.dublinanimationfilmfestival.com/

Family Workshop – National Gallery

15:00, Sat 22 Oct

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

This week’s Saturday Family Workshop is themed “Autumn Leaves” with Susan Farrelly.

It is suited for 4-10 year olds with their parents/guardians. Admission is free, but places are limited.

www.nationalgallery.ie/en/whatson/Families/Family_Programme/Family_22Oct.aspx

Interskalactic – Gig

20:00, Sat 22 Oct

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

Interskalactic will play Jamaican Ska from the 60s.

Admission is free.

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

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Sat 22 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/

The Blueshounds – Gig

22:30, Sat 22 Oct

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

The Blueshounds play a gig in Whelan’s from 22:30. Admission is free before 22:30.

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

Lingo – Spoken Word Festival – Festival Club

23:30, Sat 22 Oct

Cobalt Cafe, North Great George’s Street, Dublin 1

Lingo is a Spoken Word Festival with a whole range of performances and events from Fri 21 Oct until Sunday 23 Oct. The main events are not free, but there are plenty of free events as well.

The website at www.lingofestival.com/programme/ lists all events and you can buy tickets there as well.

The free events are:

+ Fri 21 Oct – 23:30: Festival Club: Mixtapes from the Underground @ Odessa Club
+ Sat 22 Oct – 12:30: Lingo Poetry Bingo – Open Mic @Workman’s Club
+ Sat 22 Oct – 23:30: Festival Club @ Cobalt Cafe
+ Sun 23 Oct – 13:00: Poetry Jukebox – Open Mic @ Workman’s Club
+ Sun 23 Oct – 14:30: Wordworks – Youth Spoken Word Showcase @ Fringe Lab
+ Sun 23 Oct – 23:30: Festival Club with Andre K’por @ Whelan’s

www.lingofestival.com/programme/

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Car Boot Sales – Ballymun

08:00 – 13:00, Sun 23 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

Imagining Palestine: a Decade of Solidarity – Photo Exhibition

09:30 – 17:30, Sun 23 Oct

Filmbase, Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

An exhibition of photos from the West Bank (taken over ten years) to show a decade of solidarity from a bunch of extraordinary ordinary Irish people with the people of Palestine. The photos are by Fidelma Bonass.

Admission is free.

www.ipsc.ie/event/dublin-photo-exhibition-imaging-palestine-west-bank-trip

Belgard Weekend Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 23 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

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 23 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

10:00 – 16:30, Sun 23 Oct

Magazine Fort, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Marlay Park Market

10:00 – 16:00, Sun 23 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

Maths Week 2016

10:00, Sun 23 Oct

Dublin (various locations)

Mathsweek 2016 is running from 15-23 October this year and there are lots of free events taking place.

The first challenge is, though, to find the suitable events for you, because the website does make life more difficult than it should. You can select “Events for the General Public”, but that covers events in the whole of Ireland. So I would like “Events in Dublin” that are for the General Public, but there is no way to combine two searches. The “Events in Dublin” also contain all events for kids.

What did I do? I chickened out and instead am just posting the link for you so that you can get your head around this:

www.mathsweek.ie/2016/events

www.mathsweek.ie/2016

Merrion Square Open Air Gallery

10:00 – 18:30, Sun 23 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/

Coder DojoCon 2016 – DojoCamp

11:00 – 14:00, Sun 23 Oct

People’s Park, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

The global CoderDojo Community Conference will take place in Dun Laoghaire from Friday until Sunday and it is specifially for mentors, paremts amd other interested parties from CoderDojos worlwide.

In parallel to the Conference, there will also be a number of free coding sessions for kids in Dun Laoghaire and Dublin. The public programme is

Saturday 22 Oct @ dlr LexIcon
+ DojoThon: several CoderDojo sessions wehre 7-17 year olds can try out some cool coding. (Ages 7+8 must be accompanied by an adult.)
+ A number of talks & workshops on “Tech for Everyday Living” in the morning and afternoon.

Sunday 23 Oct @ People’s Park, Dun Laoghaire
+ DojoCamp from 11:00-14:00

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All topis and start times for the Saturday talks and workshops are listed on dojocon.coderdojo.com/timetable/ Look for the timetable and specifically the right section under the headline “dlr Lexicon”.

events.dlrcoco.ie/event/coder-dojocon-2016

Drumcondra Village Market

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 23 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

Dun Laoghaire Market

11:00 – 16:00, Sun 23 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 23 Oct

Kilkenny Shop, Nassau Street, Dublin 2

The Kilkenny Shop Cafe is inviting to a Jazz Brunch Sunday every Sunday. They don’t specify who is playing at the brunch, I will see if I can find out more.

Admission is free.

www.kilkennyshop.com/restaurant-jazzsundays

Palestrina Choir

11:00, Sun 23 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

Psychic & Holistic Fair

11:00 – 19:00, Sun 23 Oct

Regency Airport Hotel, Swords Road, Whitehall, Dublin 9

Holistic therapists, Mediums, Psychics, Tarot and Angel card readers and retailers selling holistic health products, herbal remedies, oils & essences, specialist books, crystals, hand crafted jewellery, angelic gifts will be at this fair. There will also be free workshops, talks and demonstrations.

Admission is free.

www.gumtree.ie/a-events-gigs-nightlife/dublin/free-entry-dublin-psychic-holistic-fair/1001800578690910874566409

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Sun 23 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 23 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 23 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/

Guided Walks – Botanic Gardens

12:00 – 15:30, Sun 23 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

Halloween at the Botanic Gardens

12:00, Sun 23 Oct

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

It’s Dress Up Day at the National Botanic Gardens. Dress up in your Halloween outfit and view the Halloween Harvest Display and Decorated Pumpkin Exhibition. YOu can also help spin a Giant Spider Web through the oak trees and discover all about Magical Plants when you visit the witches in their garden.

It all starts at 12:00 and prize giving for the Decorated Pumpkin Competition will be at 15:00 in the Teak House.

Admission is free.

www.botanicgardens.ie/news/events.htm

Maths Week 2016 in the Botanic Gardens

12:00, Sun 23 Oct

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

As part of the Botanic Gardens Halloween festival, Maths Week Ireland visits the Gardens. There will be a wide variety of maths demonstrations, puzzles, mazes, maths tricks and more. Mathematicians, magicians and puzzlers will highlight the fun and accessibility of mathematics.

Admission is free.

www.botanicgardens.ie/news/events.htm

Sunday at Noon – Classical Concerts

12:00 – 13:00, Sun 23 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 Ian Wilson’s Possession, performed by Cathal Roche and Izumi Kimura

www.hughlane.ie/past-sunday-concerts/1588-sundaysnoon-possession

Evolve Paint Jam – Urban Art event

13:00, Sun 23 Oct

The Bernard Shaw, 12 Richmond Street South, Dublin 8

The Bernard Shaw Pub is celebrating their 10th birthday with a number of events.

This one is a Street Art Paint Jam with Evolve Urban Art.

Admission is free and there will be DJs entertaining throughout the day.

bodytonicmusic.com/events/shawis10-evolve-paint-jam-/

Lingo – Spoken Word Festival – Poetry Jukebox

13:00, Sun 23 Oct

Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

Lingo is a Spoken Word Festival with a whole range of performances and events from Fri 21 Oct until Sunday 23 Oct. The main events are not free, but there are plenty of free events as well.

The website at www.lingofestival.com/programme/ lists all events and you can buy tickets there as well.

The free events are:

+ Fri 21 Oct – 23:30: Festival Club: Mixtapes from the Underground @ Odessa Club
+ Sat 22 Oct – 12:30: Lingo Poetry Bingo – Open Mic @Workman’s Club
+ Sat 22 Oct – 23:30: Festival Club @ Cobalt Cafe
+ Sun 23 Oct – 13:00: Poetry Jukebox – Open Mic @ Workman’s Club
+ Sun 23 Oct – 14:30: Wordworks – Youth Spoken Word Showcase @ Fringe Lab
+ Sun 23 Oct – 23:30: Festival Club with Andre K’por @ Whelan’s

www.lingofestival.com/programme/

Booterstown Nature Reserve – Autumn Clean-up

14:00, Sun 23 Oct

Booterstown Dart Station, Booterstown, Co. Dublin

An Autumn Clean-up will happen at the Booterstown Nature Reserve on Sunday. Bags and litter pickers and gloves and also tea, cake and chat will be provided.

Meet at 14:00 at Booterstown DART Station. Participation is clearly free. ;-)

www.indymedia.ie/article/105987

Arbour Hill Cemetery Tour

14:00, Sun 23 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).

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

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

Dublin Sketchers – Sunday Meet-up

14:00, Sun 23 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/

Hugh Lane Gallery – Guided Tour

14:00, Sun 23 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 23 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

Halloween Storytelling (3-7 years)

14:30, Sun 23 Oct

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

Visit the National Print Museum with your little ones for a spooky storytelling hour followed by some creepy crafty activities inspired by the terrible tales told.

Admission is free, but spaces are limited.

www.nationalprintmuseum.ie/

Lingo – Spoken Word Festival – Wordworks: Youth Spoken Word Showcase

14:30, Sun 23 Oct

Fringe Lab, Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Lingo is a Spoken Word Festival with a whole range of performances and events from Fri 21 Oct until Sunday 23 Oct. The main events are not free, but there are plenty of free events as well.

The website at www.lingofestival.com/programme/ lists all events and you can buy tickets there as well.

The free events are:

+ Fri 21 Oct – 23:30: Festival Club: Mixtapes from the Underground @ Odessa Club
+ Sat 22 Oct – 12:30: Lingo Poetry Bingo – Open Mic @Workman’s Club
+ Sat 22 Oct – 23:30: Festival Club @ Cobalt Cafe
+ Sun 23 Oct – 13:00: Poetry Jukebox – Open Mic @ Workman’s Club
+ Sun 23 Oct – 14:30: Wordworks – Youth Spoken Word Showcase @ Fringe Lab
+ Sun 23 Oct – 23:30: Festival Club with Andre K’por @ Whelan’s

www.lingofestival.com/programme/

Breton Dance Session

15:00 – 18:00, Sun 23 Oct

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

BreizhEire, the organisation for Bretons in Ireland, is inviting to their next Breton Dance Session on Sunday. Come to participate or watch, whatever you prefer.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/107803329690898/

Hands on History – National Museum

15:00 – 16:00, Sun 23 Oct

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

This event gives you a chance to explore some of the artefacts from the Museum’s collection of objects for handling with Museum educators. It is a drop-in handling session for all ages.

Admission is free.

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=3125

Museum Tour – National Print Museum

15:00 – 16:30, Sun 23 Oct

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

Unlike the three branches of the National Museum, the National Print Museum is normally not free, but every Sunday there is a free public tour for the next few weeks. Every visit begins with a short audio-visual presentation where the audience can observe active retired printers providing practical demonstrations of machines from the Museum’s collection.

www.nationalprintmuseum.ie/guided-tours.html

Blues Got Soul – Gig

17:00 – 20:15, Sun 23 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 23 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/

The New Breadwinners – Bluegrass Gig

18:00, Sun 23 Oct

Leeson Lounge, 148 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4

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

Admission is free, donations are appreciated.

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

Wiley Fox Trad Session

18:00 – 20:00, Sun 23 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 23 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 23 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 23 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

Max Reger Organ Recitals

20:00, Sun 23 Oct

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

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

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

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

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

MoonLooksOn – Gig

20:00, Sun 23 Oct

Liquor Rooms, 7 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

MoonLooksOn are playing a fusion of contemporary folk and soul, with little dabs of reggae, blues, country and pop.

Admission seems to be free.

www.facebook.com/events/342892212716365/

The Back Doors – Gig

20:00, Sun 23 Oct

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

The Doors Tribute Band “The Back Doors” will be in the Harbour Bar for a gig.

Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/the-back-doors

Apollo Sessions

20:30, Sun 23 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

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 00:00, Sun 23 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 23 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 23 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 23 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/

Lingo – Spoken Word Festival – Festival Club

23:30, Sun 23 Oct

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Lingo is a Spoken Word Festival with a whole range of performances and events from Fri 21 Oct until Sunday 23 Oct. The main events are not free, but there are plenty of free events as well.

The website at www.lingofestival.com/programme/ lists all events and you can buy tickets there as well.

The free events are:

+ Fri 21 Oct – 23:30: Festival Club: Mixtapes from the Underground @ Odessa Club
+ Sat 22 Oct – 12:30: Lingo Poetry Bingo – Open Mic @Workman’s Club
+ Sat 22 Oct – 23:30: Festival Club @ Cobalt Cafe
+ Sun 23 Oct – 13:00: Poetry Jukebox – Open Mic @ Workman’s Club
+ Sun 23 Oct – 14:30: Wordworks – Youth Spoken Word Showcase @ Fringe Lab
+ Sun 23 Oct – 23:30: Festival Club with Andre K’por @ Whelan’s

www.lingofestival.com/programme/

Monday 24 Oct

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Dublin City Hall – Free Admission

10:00 – 17:15, Mon 24 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

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Mon 24 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

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Mon 24 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 24 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

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Pirates from the Caribbean – The Sea Adventure to Ireland of 1642 – Talk

17:00, Mon 24 Oct

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

David Brown (TCD) will deliver a talk about “Pirates from the Caribbean – The Sea Adventure to Ireland of 1642” in the Trinity Centre for Early Modern History Seminar Series.

Admission is free.

www.tcd.ie/trinitylongroomhub/events/details/2017/centreforearlymodernhistory2016_17.php

Complexity & Good Governance: The Singapore Experience – Lecture

18:30 – 20:00, Mon 24 Oct

Arts Building, Trinity College, Dublin 2

Visiting guest speaker Peter Ho (University of Singapore) will talk about “Complexity & Good Governance: The Singapore Experience”.

When Peter Ho retired from the Singapore Administrative Service in 2010 after a career in the Public Service stretching more than 34 years, he was Head, Civil Service, concurrent with his other appointments of Permanent Secretary (Foreign Affairs), Permanent Secretary (National Security and Intelligence Coordination), and Permanent Secretary (Special Duties) in the Prime Minister’s Office. Before that, he was Permanent Secretary (Defence). He was also the inaugural Chairman of the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore.

Admission is free. The lecture will be given in the Ui Chadhain Lecture Theatre (2041b), Ground Floor, Arts Building.

www.tcd.ie/Secretary/Communications/Noticeboard/data/37856.html

India’s Democratic Challenge – Lecture

18:30, Mon 24 Oct

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

“India’s Democratic Challenge and the Role of the Indian Judiciary in the Advancement of Human Rights” is the title of the lecture by Indian Member of Parliament and Former Minister for Law and Justice & Envoy of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to Japan, Dr Ashwani Kumar.

Admission seems to be free.

www.tcd.ie/trinitylongroomhub/events/details/2016/2016-11-24indias_democratic_challenge.php

Italian Film Screening: Si puo fare

18:30, Mon 24 Oct

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

The film “Si puo fare / We can do that” will be screened in the Italian Institute and a synopsis can be found on the website below.

Admission is free, but booking is required via the same website. The film will be screened in Italian with English subtitles.

www.iicdublino.esteri.it/iic_dublino/en/gli_eventi/calendario/2016/10/lunedi-al-cinema-si-puo-fare.html

Song Cycle

20:00, Mon 24 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 24 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/

Where have all the (Bright) Novae gone – Talk

20:00, Mon 24 Oct

Ely House, 8 Ely Place, Dublin 2

“Where have all the (Bright) Novae gone” with John O’Neill (IAS, AAVSO) is the next lecture of the Irish Astronomical Society.

“In the first half of the 20th century, seven bright novae were discovered. Since 1950 that figure is just one. In this talk, John will discuss the lack of recent bright novae discoveries and some of the possible explainations for this. Along the way, he will also touch on what novae are and how you might search for them. He will also recall the excitement of some of the bright novae discoveries of the past.”

Admission is free.

www.irishastrosoc.org/events/events.htm

The Comedy Shed

20:30, Mon 24 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 24 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 24 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 24 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 24 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/767-donal-kirk-and-anto-drennan-11.html

Tuesday 25 Oct

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National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Tue 25 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

City Hall Lecture Series: Traditional Music in Dublin

13:10 – 14:00, Tue 25 Oct

Council Chamber, City Hall, Dame Street, Dublin 2

The popular series of lunch-time lectures in Dublin’s City Hall returns this October, with the theme “Traditional Music in Dublin”. It will focus on the history of traditional music in the City and will include talks about Dublin’s Piping Tradition, Luke Kelly, The Tradition Club and Fiddle Music. Each talk will conclude with an element of live performance.

The talks will take place each Tuesday in October and the titles are:
04 October – Fiddle Music in Dublin with Liam O’Connor
11 October – Na Píobairí Uilleann (The Piper’s Club) and Dublin’s Piping Tradition with Terry Moylan (NPU)
18 October – The Tradition Club, 1967-1989 with Seán Corcoran (Crann)
25 October – Dublin’s Voice: Luke Kelly with Francis Devine

Admission is free and on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.

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

“My Favourites” – Dublin City Walking Tour

14:00 – 16:00, Tue 25 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 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/

Repeal the 8th – Protest

17:30, Tue 25 Oct

Dail Eireann, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

The Anti Austerity Alliance-People Before Profit Bill to repeal the eighth amendment will be debated in the Dail on Tuesday 25 October. To support this a protest will take place outside the Dail.

www.facebook.com/events/1170657306359872/

Humanae: Behind the Photographs – Talk

18:30 – 19:30, Tue 25 Oct

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

Angélica Dass will give a talk about race and stereotypes and why she began Humanae, a project in which thousands of people have been photographed and their skin tone matched to a Pantone colour code – illustrating the diversity of skin colours while highlighting the absurdity and inaccuracy of racial stereotypes.

The talk will be followed by a Q&A.

As part of DESIGN AND VIOLENCE Angélica will be photographing Irish subjects for her project. If you want to be involved, check here

Admission to this talk is free, but booking is required via the website.

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

Iron Man: The Gauntlet – Eoin Colfer – Book Launch

18:30, Tue 25 Oct

Eason, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

Author of the best-selling Artemis Fowl series and last year’s Children’s Laureate Eoin Colfer will be discussing his new book with Eason’s Children’s Book Buyer David O’Callaghan.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/202550033511254/

Oestrogen Rising 2016 – The Stained and Bloodied Cloths of Ireland – Lecture

18:30, Tue 25 Oct

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

“Oestrogen Rising 2016 – The Stained and Bloodied Cloths of Ireland” is a talk by Catherine Harper (Deputy Vice-Chancellor at the University of Chichester).

She is also a weaver, seamstress, laundress and artist. Her work focuses on textiles to explore issues around female identity in Ireland, past and present and a century after the Easter Rising, this lecture will examine questions around material culture, gender and national identities.

Admission is free.

www.tcd.ie/trinitylongroomhub/events/details/2016/2016-10-25oestrogen_rising.php

Roddy Doyle in conversation about Don Giovanni

18:30, Tue 25 Oct

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

Opera Theatre Company has commissioned Roddy Doyle to create a new translation of Mozart and Da Ponte’s opera Don Giovanni. At this event Roddy Doyle will talk to Selena Daly (Lecturer in Italian Studies at University College Dublin) about his experience of translating this iconic opera, his views on literature and more.

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

www.iicdublino.esteri.it/iic_dublino/en/gli_eventi/calendario/2016/10/a-conversation-with-roddy-doyle.html

Table Top Tuesdays – Board Game Night

18:30, Tue 25 Oct

Black Sheep, 61 Capel Street, Dublin 1

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

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1695079290743330/

The Dublin Language Exchange – Meetup

19:00, Tue 25 Oct

Czech Inn, Essex Gate, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

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

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

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

Dublin Bluegrass Collective – Gig

20:00, Tue 25 Oct

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 25 Oct

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 25 Oct

Arthur’s Pub, 28 Thomas Street, Dublin 8

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

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

www.facebook.com/ArthursPub

Ukulele Tuesday – Jam&Gig

20:00 – 22:00, Tue 25 Oct

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 25 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

The Lounge Quintet – Jazz Gig

21:00, Tue 25 Oct

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 25 Oct

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 25 Oct

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 26 Oct

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Creative Den Drawing Session – Rua Red

11:00, Wed 26 Oct

Rua Red, South Dublin Arts Centre, Tallaght, D24

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

ruared.ie/

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Wed 26 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

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Wed 26 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/

Haunted Liberties – Let’s Walk and Talk

13:30, Wed 26 Oct

Christ Church Cathedral, Christchurch Place, Dublin 8

To celebrate Halloween and the festival’s Irish origin, this wlak will stalk the streets and lanes around the ancient Liberties. You will never know what creepy stories await you. Historian Pat Liddy will lead this walk for all ages.

Admission is free.

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

Corporal punishment in independent Ireland – Lecture

16:00, Wed 26 Oct

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

“Just a slap on the wrist? Corporal punishment in independent Ireland” is a talk by Dr David Limond (TCD), Dr Sarah-Anne Buckley, (NUI Galway), Dr Patrick Callan, (Maynooth University) in the Trinity Centre for Contemporary Irish History Seminar Series.

Admission is free.

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

Havana International Language Exchange

16:30 – 19:30, Wed 26 Oct

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

L’Odyssee – Lucile Boiron – Exhibition Opening

18:15, Wed 26 Oct

Alliance Francaise, 1 Kildare Street, Dublin 2

Lucile Boiron began visiting refugee camps in March 2015 and while at first incapable of taking any photos, she now has compiled an exhibition that will be on show in the Alliance Francaise.

The exhibition opening is on Wednesday.

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

afdublin.extranet-aec.com/events/detail/44

Poetry Book Launch

18:30, Wed 26 Oct

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

Rosy Wilson, Paul T Dillon & Judy Russell are launching their respective poetry collections at this event. Admission is free.

irishwriterscentre.ie/collections/whats-on-at-the-centre/products/book-launch-rosy-wilson-paul-t-dillon-judy-russell

Inspiration Proclamation: Roddy Doyle – Talk

19:00, Wed 26 Oct

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

Inspiration Proclamation is a public interview series at the National Library of Ireland and it continues with Roddy Doyle, who will be interviewed by Dr John Bowman. The series considers 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 website here.

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

Murder Mystery Halloween Party

19:00, Wed 26 Oct

Howl at the Moon, 7 Lower Mount Street, Dublin 2

A mysterious murder has led to an investigation and if you can find the murderer the reward is EUR 50.

A Murder Mystery Halloween party is happening in Howl at the Moon. Clues will be posted on the Facebook Page below and are available on the night.

Admission is free until 21:00. EUR 5 after.

Best costume can win EUR 100.

www.facebook.com/events/1754228988173509/

Brand New Switcheroo – Roots Gig

20:00, Wed 26 Oct

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 26 Oct

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 26 Oct

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 26 Oct

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 26 Oct

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 26 Oct

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 26 Oct

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 26 Oct

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 27 Oct

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Grangegorman Military Cemetery – Tour

11:00, Thu 27 Oct

Grangegorman Cemetery, Blackhorse Avenue, Dublin 7

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

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

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Thu 27 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

The Green Door Market

12:00 – 19:00, Thu 27 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

Michael Taft – Unite Union – Lunchtime Seminar

12:45 – 14:15, Thu 27 Oct

TASC, 14 Parliament Street, Dublin 2

The Think-tank for Action on Social Change (TASC) is inviting to a lunchtime talk with Michael Taft from the Unite Union. He will talk about “A low wage economy: implications for strategy”.

You are invited to bring your lunch to thie semonar and eat it there. Tea and coffee will be provided.

Admission is free, but booking is required via Sylvia Byrne on 01 6169050 or by email to sbyrne@tasc.ie

www.tasc.ie/events/2016/10/27/lunchtime-seminar-michael-taft-from-unite-the-unio/

Low priced books with free delivery!

13:00, Thu 27 Oct

Dublin (various locations)

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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

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In Focus Tour: The Arts of Imperial China

13:10, Thu 27 Oct

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

The In Focus Tour “The Arts of Imperial China” with Joan Barnewell will take place.

Admission is free.

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

AFterwork – Alliance Francaise

17:30 – 20:30, Thu 27 Oct

Alliance Francaise, 1 Kildare Street, Dublin 2

The Alliance Francasie Cafe “La Cocotte” invites to a special evening where you can eat and drink in the Cafe-Restaurant while listening to music by Emma O’Reilly. There is no admission charge (but you obviously have to pay for the food and drink you consume).

alliance-francaise.ie/culture/

Fashion Show & Pop-Up Shop

17:30 – 20:00, Thu 27 Oct

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

The LexIcon library in Dub Laoghaire invites to a Fashion Show and Pop-up shop of re-used and upcycled outfits from casual to occasional wear from Barnardos Charity Shop in Dun Laoghaire. Fashion Blogger Lorna Duffy (“Fashion Boss”) will be the MC.

Admission is free, but booking is required via the Eventbrite site below. All proceeds from clothes sales and raffle will go to Barnardos.

www.eventbrite.com/e/fashion-show-pop-up-shop-tickets-27172745413?ref=devg

Toxic Access: Artistic License in Ireland – Discussion

17:45 – 19:15, Thu 27 Oct

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

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

A panel of experts will debate the different approaches to extremist material taken by museums, search engines, religions, academia, counter-extremist researchers and more. Find the list of panel participants on the website below.

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

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

Good Name Presents Math+Math=Maths – #shawis10

18:00, Thu 27 Oct

The Bernard Shaw, 12 Richmond Street South, Dublin 8

“Made up of members of Girl Band, Meltybrains, Beach, Heroes in Hiding and Vameel the Krautrock supergroup take over the Bernard Shaw stage for some improv genius.”

That’s what it says on the Bernard Shaw website. I interpret “improv genius” as improv comedy. Would you agree? But considering that troupe is made up of band members from music bands, could they mean “improvisation” in a musical context? No idea!

Admission is free,

bodytonicmusic.com/events/shawis10-good-name-presents-math-mathmaths/

Little Museum of Dublin – Free Admission Thursday

18:00 – 20:00, Thu 27 Oct

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/

Sherry & the Mystery of Palo Cortado – Documentary Screening

18:00, Thu 27 Oct

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

“Sherry & the Mystery of Palo Cortado” is a documentary screening about the Sherry production in Jerez in Andalucia. (In Spanish with English subtitles.)

A reception with Sherry wines and tapas will follow the screening.

Admission is free, but booking is required via bookings.dublin@cervantes.es

dublin.cervantes.es/FichasCultura/Ficha109593_16_1.htm

Alice Maher – RDS Library Speaker Series:

18:30, Thu 27 Oct

RDS Library, Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

Alice Maher will speak in the RDS Library about mutability and metamorphosis in her multi-media approach, as well as her relationship to space, memory and materials. The talk will be followed by an opportunity to view the 2016 RDS Visual Art Awards Exhibition curated by Alice in the adjacent RDS Concert Hall.

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

www.rds.ie/Whats-On/Event/29949

Objects in Italian Life and Culture – Book launch

18:30, Thu 27 Oct

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

This is one of those events, where you just have to leave the original event description. Not because it is so great, but because it is so artificially complex that only a rare breed of people can think it is helpful to promote a cultural event:

“Italian life and culture are filled with objects that cross, accompany, facilitate or disrupt experience, desires, and dreams. Yet in spite of their ubiquity, theoretical engagement in the Italian context is still underdeveloped.

Paolo Bartoloni investigates four typologies – the fictional, migrant, multicultural/transnational, and the artificial – to hypothesise that the ability to treat things as partners of emotional and creative expression creates a sense of identity predicated on inclusivity, openness, care, and attention.”

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

www.iicdublino.esteri.it/iic_dublino/en/gli_eventi/calendario/2016/10/objects-in-italian-life-and-culture.html

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

19:00 – 21:00, Thu 27 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 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/

Modern Irish Music – CMC Salon Series

19:00, Thu 27 Oct

Lutheran Hall, 24 Adelaide Road, Dublin 2

The Contemporary Music Centre continues the 2016 Salon Series at the Lutheran Hall.

This concert features a programme of modern Irish music by musicians Gavin Brennan (saxophone), Aileen Cahill (piano), Adrian Mantu (cello) and Andreea Banciu (viola).

Admission is free, but booking is required via e-mail to sford@cmc.ie

www.cmc.ie/events/2016/oct/contemporary-music-centre-salon-series-2016-modern-irish-music

New to Dublin? Dublin Expats Meeting

19:00, Thu 27 Oct

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 27 Oct

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 27 Oct

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/

Highly Strung / Two Men & Their Guitars – Gig

20:00 – 21:30, Thu 27 Oct

Hard Rock Café, 12 Fleet Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Highly Strung and Two Men & Their Guitars will play a gig in the Hard Rock Cafe.

Admission is free.

www.hardrock.com/cafes/dublin/event-calendar.aspx

Human Genetic Differences – Which ones matter? – Talk

20:00, Thu 27 Oct

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

The “Human Genetic Differences; Unravelling which ones Matter” with Dr. Anne Parle-McDermott (Senior lecturer in genetics and principal investigator of the Nutritional Genomics Group at DCU) will look at our journey and fascination with the human genome to date and describe some of the latest findings and provide a glimpse of what the future might hold.

Admission is free.

www.botanicgardens.ie/news/events.htm

Table Quiz Thursday – Grand Social

20:00 – 23:00, Thu 27 Oct

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/

The Lee Mehan Band – Gig

20:00, Thu 27 Oct

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

The Lee Meehan Band will play Blues in the Harbour Bar.

Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/the-lee-meehan-band

Singer Songwriter Night – Mother Reilly’s

21:00, Thu 27 Oct

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 27 Oct

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

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

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

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

Cabin Sessions – Dundrum – Gig

21:30, Thu 27 Oct

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

The Cabin Crew are playing a gig and will bring special guests Angel Hannigan (contemporary), Sacre Blues Band (French), New Breadwinners (bluegrass) and the Gram International Dublin All-Stars.

Admission is free.

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

International Bar Jazz Night

21:30, Thu 27 Oct

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 27 Oct

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 27 Oct

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 27 Oct

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 27 Oct

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 27 Oct

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/

Thumper / Wolff – Gig

22:30, Thu 27 Oct

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

The first SOMA Indie Club will take place with live bands Thumper and Wolff and with Otherkind DJs.

Admission is free.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/soma-001-ft-thumper-wolff-otherkin-dj-sets/

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Celebrating the Saints: A Focus on Martyrologies and Calendars – Symposium

09:00 – 17:00, Fri 28 Oct

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

The 2-day symposium “Celebrating the Saints: A Focus on Martyrologies and Calendars” will take in the Long Room Hub. Admission is free, but booking is required via the website below (where you can find the full programme and all other information).

celebratingthesaints2016.wordpress.com/

Dublin City Hall – Free Admission

10:00 – 17:15, Fri 28 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

Halloween Customs & Folklore – Seminar

10:00 – 16:30, Fri 28 Oct

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

“Vizzards and Collicks” is the title of a day long seminar exploring the folklore and customs surrounding Halloween in Ireland.

Four different talks (Death Customs / Apparitions and Visitations / Meals and Mischief / Role Play and Disguise), a Panel Discussion and DVD Launch will take place.

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

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

Magazine Fort – Guided Tour

10:00 – 16:30, Fri 28 Oct

Magazine Fort, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CHQ Market

11:00, Fri 28 Oct

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 28 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

The Green Door Market

12:00 – 19:00, Fri 28 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

Just a few more hours to the weekend! – Ad

13:00, Fri 28 Oct

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

Herbert Park Halloween Hootenanny

15:30 – 20:30, Fri 28 Oct

Herbert Park, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

Lolly and Cooks operate the Cafe in Herbert Park and they are inviting to a day time Halloween Party for all ages. There will be games and storytelling and a prize for the best dressed.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/320364844989268/

Cornucopia – Live Music

19:30 – 21:30, Fri 28 Oct

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

Historical Magazine Launch

19:30, Fri 28 Oct

Capuchin Day Centre, Bow Street, Smithfield, Dublin 7

The publication/magazine “Peasants, Prost itutes, King-Killers and Rebels” will be launched on Friday.

The magazine includes articles on: Daily Life in Medieval Dublin; The Cattle Market during the Famine years in Dublin; Oliver Bond and the Workers of Pill Lane in the 1790s; Working Life in Smithfiled, Stoneybatter and the Markets at the turn of the 20th century; Prostitution in Dublin in the early 20th century; The Moore Street Kerryman ‘who ended the 1916 Rising’; North King Street’s 1916 Commandant, Seán McLoughlin; and the 1935 Bus and Tram Strike in Dublin.

Guest speaker will be Frankie Gaffney, author of the novel ‘Dublin Seven’ about Dublin’s underworld.

Admission is free. The event is part of the Street Stories Festival 2016 at Smithfield.

smithfieldsq.com/event/peasants-prostitutes-king-killers-and-rebels/

Isaac Butler – Gig

20:00 – 21:30, Fri 28 Oct

Hard Rock Café, 12 Fleet Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Isaac Butler, the Buskers Battle Winner in the Hard Rock Cafe, will play a gig there.

Admission is free.

www.hardrock.com/cafes/dublin/event-calendar.aspx

Weedway – Gig

20:00, Fri 28 Oct

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

Reggae Band “Weedway” will be in the Harbour Bar in Bray for a gig.

Admission is free.

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

Dia de Los Muertos Halloween Party

21:00, Fri 28 Oct

O’Connell Bridge House, D’Olier Street, Dublin 2

Latin Fiver invites to their Dia de los Muertos (Day of the dead) Halloween party. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/259058791156342/

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Fri 28 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/

Ska ‘n’ Reggae with The Bionic Rats

21:00 – 02:30, Fri 28 Oct

Turks Head, 27 Parliament St, Dublin 2

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

www.facebook.com/TURKSHEADDUBLIN

The Dublin Blues Cartel – Gig

21:30, Fri 28 Oct

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

The Dublin Blues Cartel will play a gig in the Patriot’s Inn. They will perform a version of New Orleans R’n’B with a classic rock twist, sandwiched with swing, Rock’n’Roll, Soul, Funk, Blues and rap of all eras. Admission is free.

dublinsessions.ie/the-patriots-inn/

Events Coming Up

Samhain in Marlay Park – Wrist bands required!

Sun 30 Oct

Marlay Park

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

Admission is free, but only if you have a wristband for every family member, Wristbands will be given out at the Marlay Park Market on Saturday 22 October and on Saturday 29 October from 08:00 each day. You can get a max of 6 per family and half of the wristbands will be given out on each of the Saturdays.

If you want to bring your kids to the haunted forest walk, make sure that you get the wristbands in time!

events.dlrcoco.ie/event/samhain-2016

Dublin Mountains Partnership – Guided Walks

02+09+23 Oct

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 02+09+23 October.

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

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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!

Gaeltacht not viable!? Is that really a surprise?

As a foreigner, I don’t speak Irish and have never learned it in school. I did make an attempt many years ago to learn it and bought a book and a few cassette tapes (it is THAT long ago!), but I don’t think I made it beyond the first lesson.

Why did I want to learn it? Well, if you move to a country where there is a different language than your own, you at least make an attempt and in addition there is this romanticised idea that it will come in handy somewhere.

But then you realise that ONLY English is needed in Ireland and that apart from some politically inspired publications, there is not even a proper newspaper available in Irish, which is a clear indication to me that the language has been given up.

Is it a terrible thing to give up language that is not useful anymore? Not at all! Otherwise we would all talk in Shakespearian English. Languages change and move, disappear and appear and even if there is history of a language, it does not mean that it HAS to be kept alive. On the other hand, there is NOTHING wrong with keeping it alive if there is sufficient interest and if people want to use it.

The “Oireachtas Standing Joint Committee on the Irish Language, the Gaeltacht and the Islands” was now told last Wednesday by Dr Brian Ó Curnáin from the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies that the number of Irish speakers is decreasing, that young people’s competence in the language even in the Gaeltacht is declining and that the Gaeltacht in its current state is not viable.

This has been reported by RTE.ie here.

It can’t really come as a surprise! Money is spent on Gaeltacht and on Irish language initiatives and the forced language teaching in Irish schools is still in place. But all this seems (to a non-involved observer) more like state-prescribed or forced programmes and not at all like genuine enthusiasm for the Irish language.

It seems that the language enthusiasm in Wales (for Welsh) is much bigger than in Ireland (for Gaelic). And considering that Welsh only became official language of Wales in 2011, that is some achievement. I am not sure what exactly was done in Wales to get there, but the system used in Ireland is clearly failing, so now the strategy needs to be changed OR maybe it should be considered to let Irish die?

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Have an event-full weekend and week,

–Joerg

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