Dublin Event Guide 493: Christmas Markets, Dublin Gallery Weekend, Dublin Flea Market, Christmas Lights Ceremony

November 26th, 2016
DEG Dublin Event Guide (for free events)

No. 493 | 25 November 2016

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Hi all!

The Christmas Markets are ramping up. Check them all out at www.DublinChristmasMarkets.com and enjoy them as much as possible, as I mentioned in my separate e-mail to you, there will unfortunately be a single outdoor Christmas Market in Dublin this year, but the good people from Waterford, Cork and Galway suggested that we visit their markets and I will probably go to Belfast on one weekend in December, just to see it for myself if the market is really much better there.

My new challenge this week was to get this Dublin Event Guide done AND sing at a gig last night (which took about 5 hours out of my Dublin Event Guide preparation time). No alcohol for me, but I was sooooo sleepy last night that I dozed off with my fingers on the keyboard many times. :-O Consequently I am very much behind again.

So I will publish it in two stages again. The first one is out now, but there are MANY events still missing. Use the smartphone app today as your main go-to place: m.dublineventguide.com because I can easily update that while I am adding events. The website will be updated a little less frequently over the next few hours. And the mail will be sent once ALL is done.

This is the FINAL edition.

Thanks to more help from some great REGULAR donors, the outstanding amount that still needs to be found is now EUR 40. Only four more days for it! Thanks to all generous helpers! :-) If you can help in any way, your help will be VERY much appreciated!! Make a difference here!

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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!

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Don’t judge me by my past. I don’t live there anymore. – Petteri Tarkkonen

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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 check out the Dublin Gallery weekend with many events, then there is the Dun Laoghaire Christmas Market, the O’Connell Street Christmas Lighting Ceremony on Sunday and also the Dublin Flea Market on Sunday. Markets EVERYWHERE! :-)

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Competitions

Alice in Wonderland – Ice Show – Ticket Competition Update

Thur-Sun 24-27 November 2016
National Show Centre, Swords

Not just one but two amazing shows are coming to Dublin this month: “Alice in Wonderland on Ice” and “Dracula on Ice” will be performed in the National Show Centre by Russia’s Ice Vision performers from 24-27 November and it will be a unique opportunity to see these professional Russian Skaters performing the shows. Ice Vision is based in St. Petersburg and they will be the very first time in Ireland.

In addition to the ice show, there will also be a Winter Wonderland with a free visit to Santa for ice show ticket holders and a Fun Fair with Giant Wheel, Roller Coaster etc and a Christmas Market

Tickets for BOTH shows are available on Ticketmaster and you can get them here www.ticketmaster.ie/dubliniceshows The afternoon performances are for Alice in Wonderland and the evening performances are for Dracula on Ice.

The pair of Alice in Wonderland tickets was won by Orlagh Murphy
and the Dracula on Ice tickets from our Facebook competition were won by Ligia Rodrigues. Congratulations!

www.mcaevents.ie/

Mozart’s “Cosi Fan Tutte” – Ticket Competition

Thu 24 Nov – 19:45 at The Teachers’ Club, 36 Parnell Sq West, Dublin 1
Sat 26 Nov – 19:45 at Marino Institute of Education, 9 Griffith Av., Dublin 9

There is nothing like opera sung live and the Dublin Opera Studio presents this great opera with talented singers from Ireland and abroad. As a comedy with light-hearted music this is enjoyable for anyone, even if you have never been to an opera before! It’s about 2 guys who disguise themselves to prove the fidelity of their girlfriends to win a bet but it’s not as simple as they initially expected due to the scheming of a sly old man.

The Opera will be performed in costume with a simple set, it will be slightly cut (to remove any boring parts!), sung in Italian with English surtitles and accompanied by piano.

Tickets are EUR 15/10 and you can get tickets and find more information at www.dublinoperastudio.com

The Dublin Opera Studio made a pair of tickets available for a Dublin Event Guide reader and he winner is Tom Crowley. Congrats!

www.dublinoperastudio.com/

Promote your product or event through a competition!

If you want to reach more than 24,000 people with a product promotion or an event promotion for a non-free event, contact me on dublineventguide@gmail.com and we can discuss the options. You provide the prize for the competition and the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) runs the competition for you. It couldn’t be simpler.

And if you want me to use/test a product you are selling and then share my assessment here in the Dublin Event Guide, we can talk about that too. I like testing gear. ;-)

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All Christmas Markets listed in one place!

The comprehensive list of all Christmas Markets and markets with a Christmas theme in the Greater Dublin area can be found now at www.DublinChristmasMarkets.com

It is a list that I prepare every year based on information that I find on the Internet and on information that many people share with me. Use the list, share it with others and – if possible – click on some of the ads or even better, buy through them because you do help the Dublin Event Guide that way.

Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Christmas Shopping

Are you planing to buy anything online? Maybe on Cyber Monday or any other time in the run-up to Christmas?For NO additional cost to you, you can help the Dublin Event Guide when you do so. Just go FIRST to

www.dublineventguide.com/Shopping.htm

on that page click on the online shop banner that you want to buy from and after that do you purchase in the normal way. There are links for Amazon & Ebay, Book Depository, Groupon & LivingSocial, Asos, New Look and Get The Label and a few others. If you click on the banner and then buy, the Dublin Event Guide will get approximately 5% of you purchase price, but importantly, you don’t pay a cent more and you still help!
If you do that for all your online Christmas shopping, it will be a tremendous way. I am currently trying to find EUR 500 which is needed to make some urgent updates to the creaking dabase driven backoffice system and to the smartphone app.

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Many festivities throughout the year have become global. They are not anymore limited to the place where they were originally started, but other countries are adopting them rapidly. When I grew up nobody would have mentioned or cared about Halloween in Germany. Today it is nearly as big as in Ireland or the USA and everybody has beard about it.

Surprisingly, though, Thanksgiving never really made it outside of the USA in a big way. We know of it, but not many turkeys in Ireland had reasons to be worried about. What did however swap over the ocean are the Black Friday and the Cyber Monday. Black Friday is the day after Thanksgiving (which is always on a Thursday) and it got its name because that is the day when so many people go to the shopping area that the streets are black with people. It is the first big Christmas shopping day in the USA and many offers are tempting customers. My Inbox is FULL with special deals, discount offers etc.

Cyber Monday is the Monday after the Thanksgiving Weekend and is the day when online shops offered discounts to the people that were still on shopping mode from the weekend before but hadn’t bought everything yet. It seems to me that Cyber Monday has lost a little bit of “prominence” and instead even online traders focus on Black Friday offers.

LUAS for free with Christmas Jumper

This Sunday 27 Nov only, you can use the Luas for free all day if you wear a Christmas jumper. No need to buy a ticket or use your Leap card, just show your jumper. That applies to all routes and all ages.

www.luas.ie/geansai-nollag-2016/

And these are some links for your Christmas Shopping:

By buying through the ads in this Dublin Event Guide, you help the Dublin Event Guide! Every click counts! Thanks!

Good-bye, The Front Lounge!

For close to 20 years The Front Lounge in Parliament Street was one of the most popular g ay venues in Dublin, but this wil change dramatically in early December. Together with a management and owner change, the direction will change. No more focus on the LGBT community, instead it will be a Reggae and Ska live music venue.

The new name will be “Studio 66” and the new Facebook Page will be at www.facebook.com/street66Dublin/

The report here is based on some Facebook Messages posted by the staff and there is no reason to doubt it.

Opportunities

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

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If you are regularly or 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.

Heritage Irish Plants: Plandaí Oidhreachta

12 Nov – 04 Dec

National Botanic Garden, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

The Irish Society of Botanical Artists and The Irish Garden Plant Society have joined forces for this exhibition, which highlights the wealth of good Irish Garden Plants and celebrates the best of Irish botanical illustration.

This exhibition of the original paintings from the book Plandaí Oidhreachta features many well-known plants including Irish snowdrops, dahlias and sweet pea along with primroses, iris and daffodils as well as a number of garden plants selected from the native Irish flora.

Admission is free. www.botanicgardens.ie/news/events.htm

Wandering Arpilleras: from Chile and beyond – Patchwork Pictures

24 Nov – 12 Dec (Mon-Thu 14:00-19:00, Fri+Sat: 12:00-14:00)

Instituto Cervantes, Lincoln House, Lincoln Place, Dublin 2

Arpillera (Patchwork Pictures) is the term used for the colourful pictures made in many parts of Latin America, by appliquéing scraps of fabric onto a larger rustic (hessian) backing. During the Pinochet dictatorship in Chile they became politically significant since working-class women used them to depict the reality of life under military rule. As the arpilleras escaped the scrutiny of the male-dominated regime, they provided women with a means of recording events as well as obtaining income from abroad.

This exhibition in the Instituto Cervantes consists of 21 Arpilleras from Chile, Northern Ireland, Spain, the UK and Zimbabwe. They were created between 1977 and 2015.

Admission is free.

dublin.cervantes.es/FichasCultura/Ficha108887_16_2.htm

The Wild – Collaborative Group Show

11 Nov – 28 Jan (Mon-Sat 11:00-20:00)

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

“The Wild is a celebration of the networks and communities, friends and co-conspirators, memories and visions of Project Arts Centre by the creatives and artists at the heart of the organisation. It is a collaborative group show that will change, evolve and develop over time, as practices and art forms collide, collaborate, push and pull together and apart. Experiences and artworks will accumulate, and the show will shape-shift, grow and shrink at will.”

www.projectartscentre.ie/event/wild/

Echoes and Reflections – David Crone

16 Nov – 21 Dec

RHA Gallery, 15 Ely Place, Dublin 2

Painter David Crone can look back on a long career as a painter in his 79 year long life. This new exhibition in the Royal Hibernian Gallery is a retrospective exhibition, called “Echoes and Reflections”. Crone’s work is abstract in nature, but also contains figurative and landscape elements. His paintings are animated by visual tensions, rhythms and encounters.

Admission is free. www.rhagallery.ie/exhibitions/echoes-and-reflections/

Little Stories, Little Prints – Exhibition

see below

Libraries in Dublin

Fifty Printmakers from eight printmaking studios around Ireland were invited by The Leinster Printmaking Studio, Clane, Co. Kildare to create ‘little prints’ on ‘little known events or incidents’ during or around the time of the 1916 Rising and the exhibition will tour the Dublin Libraries in 2016.

Each library displaying the exhibition will host a workshop in basic printmaking. Participants will be invited to illustrate an incident/artefact of their choice. A small selection of the resulting work may be added to the website and may be included in the display in the library. Please check with the library for date and time of their respective workshop.

The schedule for 2016 is

+ March and April 2016 – Central Library
+ May 2016 – Rathmines Library
+ June 2016 – Walkinstown Library
+ November 2016 – Dublin City Library and Archive
+ December 2016 -Finglas Library

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

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Car Boot Sales – Tallaght

08:00 – 12:00, Sat 26 Nov

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/

Christmas Markets in Dublin – Comprehensive List

08:45, Sat 26 Nov

Dublin (various locations)

To help you with your Christmas entertainment and Christmas shopping, the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) has a comprehensive list of all (free) Christmas Markets in Greater Dublin for you!

Check it out at www.DublinChristmasMarkets.com and tell all your friends!

If you are involved with any Christmas Market that is not listed there, just send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with the subject XMAS and I will look at your event and include it in the list if it fits.

www.dublinchristmasmarkets.com/

Psychological Wellbeing of migrant children – Conference

09:00 – 17:00, Sat 26 Nov

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

“Heritage, identity and psychological well-being: the voices of migrant children” is a one day conference with scholars and practitioners across the disciplines of psychology, sociology, education, social work, youth work and childhood research, to explore the multi-dimensional voices of migrant and migrant heritage children and adolescents.

Admission is free. More details and registration via the Eventbrite website below.

www.eventbrite.com/e/heritage-identity-and-psychological-well-being-the-voices-of-migrant-children-tickets-28539574636?aff=devg

Honest2Goodness Food Market

09:30 – 16:00, Sat 26 Nov

Honest2goodness, 136 Slaney Close, Dublin Industrial Estate, Glasnevin, Dublin 11

The weekly Honest2goodness food market in Glasnevin has fresh meat, vegetables, fish, baked goods, and wines. It is open from 09:30-16:00. It is behind Lidl in the Industrial Estate just after the Glasnevin Cemetary coming from the City Centre.

www.honest2goodness.ie

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

09:30 – 13:00, Sat 26 Nov

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 26 Nov

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 26 Nov

18 Newmarket, Dublin 8

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

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

www.facebook.com/thegreendoordublin

Belgard Weekend Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 26 Nov

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

Christmas Craft Fair – Tallaght Library

10:00 – 16:30, Sat 26 Nov

Tallaght Library, Library Square, Tallaght, Dublin 24

A Christmas Craft Fair will take place in Tallaght Library. You will find and handmade craft products and gifts and from 14:00-16:00 Santa will be there.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/Tallaghtlibrary

Christmas on Merrion Square

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 26 Nov

Merrion Square, Dublin 2

Thi is an open day with events for all ages in the great Georgian buildings around Merrion Square. The full programme is here in PDF format and you can also find an overview on the website below.

And here are some of the main events, just to tempt you a little to check out more details:

+ Davenport Hotel free mince-pies from 10:00-12:00
+ Number Twenty Nine – Open doors from 11:00-16:00
+ Irish Architectural Archive: Market with 25 designers, makers and artisans (10:00-17:00)
+ Notre Dame College: Music Performance between 11:00-15:00 on the hour for 15 min.
+ American College Dublin: Tours, Talk and Music between 10:00-15:00
+ The Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland: Pop-up Cafe and film screening for ages 4+

Admission is free, but some event need (or needed) pre-booking.

merrionsquare.ie/index.php/christmas-on-the-square-3/

Dublin City Hall – Free Admission

10:00 – 17:15, Sat 26 Nov

City Hall, Dame Street, Dublin 2

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

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

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

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

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 26 Nov

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 26 Nov

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

Swords Winter Wonderland & Market

10:00 – 22:00, Sat 26 Nov

National Show Centre, R132, Cloghran, Swords, Co. Dublin

At the National Show Centre in Swords a Winter Wonderland with Christmas Market and Fun Fair with Roller Coaster and Giant Wheel will take place until Sunday. It runs in parallel with the Alice on Ice and the Dracula on Ice shows in the same venue.

Admission to the Winter Wonderland is free. Ticket holders will also be able to visit Santa for free.

www.facebook.com/events/880879815381075/

Temple Bar Markets

10:00 – 16:30, Sat 26 Nov

Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

The Temple Bar Markets (Food Market on Meeting House Square, Book Market on Temple Bar Square and the Designer Mart near Cow’s Lane) are taking place every Saturday from 10:00-16:30.

www.templebar.ie

Blackrock Market

11:00 – 17:30, Sat 26 Nov

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/

Christmas Craft Fair – Rathfarnham

11:00 – 16:00, Sat 26 Nov

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

At the Pearse Museum in St. Enda’s Park in Rathfarnham a Christmas Craft Fair will take place on Saturday and Sunday. There will be stalls, music and a Santa. The OPW has organised this market.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/pearsemuseumstendaspark/

Dublin Gallery Weekend

11:00, Sat 26 Nov

Dublin (various locations)

The Dublin Gallery Weekend is a Visual Arts Festival over 3 days with 36 participating galleries in Dublin.

On Friday, Saturday and Sunday (25-27 Nov) the 36 galleries open their doors and invite visitors to exerience the exciting and inspiring art on offer in Dublin’s art galleries. A series of special events, including exhibition openings, artist and curator talks, walking tours, late openings and workshops will take place over the weekend, and almost everything will be free of charge.

You can download the full programme here www.dublingallerymap.ie/_pdf/dub_gallery_weekend_web.pdf

www.dublingallerymap.ie/2016-gallery-weekend.html

Dun Laoghaire Christmas Festival

11:00 – 19:00, Sat 26 Nov

Dun Laoghaire (various locations)

Dun Laoghaire’s Christmas Market will run from Fri 25 November until Sunday 08 January from 11:00-19:00. Until 18 December, it will be open on Friday, Saturday and Sunday only and then from 19-23 December it is a daily market.

The official name is “Dún Laoghaire Christmas Festival on Ice”, but don’t worry, you don’t have to come on your skates, it is just a marketing gimmick to tag the “on Ice” label on because there is also an ice rink that they obviously want to promote.

The Christmas Market will be along the metals, that’s the promenade between the Pavilion Theatre and Queen’s Road along the coast and it will stretch to the LexiCon library. The ice rink will be in the “gardens” of the LexIcon library.

Some special events this weekend:

+ On Saturday (26 Nov) the official opening will happen from 17:30 on Harbour Plaza. Christmas Carols will be sung, then at 17:45 Santa will arrive after a short procession from the LexIcon library, the Christmas lights will be switched on and at 18:00 a Fireworks display will finish the opening ceremony. Admission is free.

+ On Sunday 27 Nov, Flavours of Dún Laoghaire will run the “Christmas Kitchen”, a new interactive kitchen demonstration where local eateries will give cooking demonstrations of a Christmas themed food or drink and they will provide samples of their products to the public in a marquee.

www.dunlaoghaire.ie/christmas/

Winter Fair – National Print Museum

11:00 – 16:00, Sat 26 Nov

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

A Winter Fair / Christmas Market takes place in the National Print Museum from Friday until Sunday. It starts on Friday 16:00-20:00 and the opening hours on Saturday and Sunday are 11:00-16:00.

There will be market stalls selling all sorts of unique gifts, from letterpress posters and fine art prints to jewellery and ceramics including lots of of Christmas-themed crafts for all the family. You also will have a chance to print your own letterpress poster and the Press Cafe will be open and serving festive treats.

www.nationalprintmuseum.ie/

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Sat 26 Nov

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

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

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Alam Amsby / Mr Pu ssy – Book Signing

12:00, Sat 26 Nov

Dubray Books, 36 Grafton Street, Dublin 2

Alan Amsby aka Mr Pus sy will be in Dubray Books to sign his new autobiography.

Admission is free

www.dubraybooks.ie/news-and-events

Design and Violence – Science Gallery Exhibition

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 26 Nov

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/

Draiocht Christmas Craft Fair

12:00 – 17:00, Sat 26 Nov

Draiocht, Blanchardstown Centre, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15

A two-day Craft Fair with 28 stalls will take place in Draiocht in Blanchardstown.

Admission is free.

goo.gl/sQfud7

Ha’penny Flea Market

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 26 Nov

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

The weekly Ha’penny Flea Market is an indoor market in the Grand Social Pub, which offers vintage Men and Women’s clothing, contemporary crafts, books, DVDs, vinyl records, vintage and handmade jewellery, vintage hair styles, art, photography and much more. Grand Social’s Bar and Gourmet Coffee options are available.

www.thegrandsocial.ie/

Spanish Historical Fencing – Open Day

12:00 – 14:00, Sat 26 Nov

Sean O’Casey Community Centre, St. Mary’s Road, East Wall, Dublin 3

The Gray School of Arms is inviting to a free introductory Fencing class.

Come learn the Historical fencing art of La Verderdra Destreza, the Spanish military system used to great effect from the 15th to 17th century. If you have ever wanted to try your hand at authentic sword play than this is the best place to start.

Admission is free, but booking is required via GraySchoolofArms@gmail.com (Suitable for Age 17+)

www.facebook.com/events/198913037178841/

www.grayschoolofarms.com/

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Sat 26 Nov

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

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

www.ifi.ie/

The Bernard Shaw Flea Market

13:00 – 18:00, Sat 26 Nov

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/

Uillean Pipe & Accordion – Live Performance

13:00 – 14:00, Sat 26 Nov

Irish Traditional Music Archive, 73 Merrion Square, Dublin 2

A live performance by uillean pipe player Padraig McGovern and accordion player Peter Carberry in the Irish Traditional Music Archive. The event is being held in association Christmas on the Square, Saturday 26 November 2016. Entrance is free but booking is essential as places are limited.

www.eventbrite.ie/e/padraig-mcgovern-peter-carberry-itma-tickets-29045142804?ref=devg

“My Favourites” – Dublin City Walking Tour

14:00 – 16:00, Sat 26 Nov

Spire, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

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

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

www.dublincitywalkingtours.com/

Eason Story Time for children

14:00, Sat 26 Nov

Eason, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

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

Admission is free.

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

Korean Naval Base & Right Wing Media – Progressive Film Club

14:00, Sat 26 Nov

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

The Progressive Film Club will screen two films today:

+ “The Ghosts of Jeju” about the fight of villagers on the island of Jeju in South Korea against a Naval Base
+ “How they Brainwashed my Dad” about effect of US right-wing “hate radio” on listeners

Admission is free. Donations are welcome.

progressivefilmclub.ie/event/ghosts-jeju-brainwashing/

Plandaí Oidhreachta – Discussion

14:00, Sat 26 Nov

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

In conjunction with the exhibition Plandaí Oidhreachta, a series of panel discussions and talks will be held on Saturday afternoons throughout the exhibition. Further details at www.irishbotanicalartists.ie

www.botanicgardens.ie/news/events.htm

Battle of the Somme and the First World War – Seminar

14:30, Sat 26 Nov

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

This is a seminar about the First World War in general and the Battle of the Somme in particular. There will be three talks:

Noelle Mitchell: Dublin Remembers: Stories from the Somme
Ronan McGreevy: Wherever the firing line extends: Ireland and the Western Front
Declan F. Brady: World War One: WW1: Forgotten But Not Gone – Experiences of Returning Ex-Servicemen in the Irish Free State

Admission is free. No booking required.

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

A Poet’s Rising Promenade

15:00 – 17:00, Sat 26 Nov

Liberty Hall, 33 Eden Quay, Dublin 1

To celebrate the launch of the “A Poet’s Rising” app, Irish Professor of Poetry Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin will recite her poem “For James Connolly” at the James Connolly Statue next to Liberty Hall on 26 November at 15:00.

Then, under the guidance of writer and historian Conor Kostick you will take a tour of the significant locations of the 1916 Rising as featured on the A Poet’s Rising app. Conor will give a brief introduction to the background history of the location/icon and also the poet and poem.

You will first head to City Hall to watch Jessica Traynor’s A Demonstration, then to the GPO for Paul Muldoon’s Patrick Pearse: A Manifesto. Then to O’Rahilly Parade for Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill’s Íota and Bháis. Then to Moore Lane for Theo Dorgan’s We Carried it to Here as Best We Could, followed by Thomas McCarthy’s Garden of Remembrance at the Garden of Remembrance on Parnell Square.

Following the final poem, you are invited to the Irish Writers Centre for a glass of mulled wine.

As this is to mark the launch of the app, the audience are asked to bring either a smartphone or tablet and a pair of headphones in order to watch the videos at each location.

Admission is free, but booking is required via the Eventbrite link below. (Only 11 tickets remaining!)

www.eventbrite.ie/e/a-poets-rising-promenade-tickets-28330661772?ref=devg

War and the Refugee Crisis – Talk

15:30, Sat 26 Nov

Teachers Club, 36 Parnell Square West, Dublin 1

This is a public meeting of the Irish Anti-War Movement to discuss “War and Refugees”.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1789300311348870/

Light the Liffey – Homelessness Awareness

18:00 – 21:00, Sat 26 Nov

CHQ Building, Customs House Quay, Dublin 1

Inner City Helping Homeless are inviting to “Light the Liffey”, an event that wants to raise awareness of the near 7,000 people trapped in Homelessness across the country. The goal is to light a candle for every person affected.

Meeting point is opposite the CHQ Building. Candle bags will be placed along the Liffey and across Sean O’Casey Bridge.

Anthony Flynn CEO Inner City Helping Homeless and Erica Fleming Homeless Campaigner will speak at the event.
A candlelit vigil will be held from 18:00 followed by the lighting of the candle bags.

Admission is free and you can sponsor a candle bag for EUR 5 by logging onto www.innercityhelpinghomeless.ie or by calling 01 8881804.

www.facebook.com/events/576050232583116/

Toasted Special – Gig

20:00, Sat 26 Nov

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

The Harbour Bar will have “Toasted Special” playing a gig there.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/theharbourbarbray

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Sat 26 Nov

Stillorgan Orchard, The Hill, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin

The Stillorgan Orchard has live music every Friday and Saturday. Many of the performers are established and very good bands. The upcoming gigs are detailed on the website below. Admission is always free.

www.stillorganorchard.com/specials/

The Solely Blues Club – Gig

21:00, Sat 26 Nov

Arthur’s Pub, 28 Thomas Street, Dublin 8

The Solely Blues Club is an open mic night of only the old time blues numbers (e.g. from Leadbelly, Skip James, Big Bill Broonzy, Bessie Smith, Odetta, WC Handy, Blind Wille Johnson etc) It is hosted by Slidin PK and The Band.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1102795229815644

The False & The Fair / Little One – Gig

22:30, Sat 26 Nov

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

The bands “The False & The Fair” and “Little One” will play a gig in Whelan’s at midnight.

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

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/midnight-hour-w-the-false-the-fair/

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Car Boot Sales – Ballymun

08:00 – 13:00, Sun 27 Nov

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

Christmas Markets in Dublin – Comprehensive List

08:45, Sun 27 Nov

Dublin (various locations)

To help you with your Christmas entertainment and Christmas shopping, the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) has a comprehensive list of all (free) Christmas Markets in Greater Dublin for you!

Check it out at www.DublinChristmasMarkets.com and tell all your friends!

If you are involved with any Christmas Market that is not listed there, just send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with the subject XMAS and I will look at your event and include it in the list if it fits.

www.dublinchristmasmarkets.com/

Belgard Weekend Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 27 Nov

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 27 Nov

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 27 Nov

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, guided tours were provided and were meant to run for three months until end of October. But the interest was so great that the OPW decided to continue the tours even through the winter months, They will take place every Sunday 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.

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

Marlay Park Market

10:00 – 16:00, Sun 27 Nov

Marlay Park, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16

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

www.dlrcoco.ie/markets

Merrion Square Open Air Gallery

10:00 – 18:30, Sun 27 Nov

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/

Swords Winter Wonderland & Market

10:00 – 22:00, Sun 27 Nov

National Show Centre, R132, Cloghran, Swords, Co. Dublin

At the National Show Centre in Swords a Winter Wonderland with Christmas Market and Fun Fair with Roller Coaster and Giant Wheel will take place until Sunday. It runs in parallel with the Alice on Ice and the Dracula on Ice shows in the same venue.

Admission to the Winter Wonderland is free. Ticket holders will also be able to visit Santa for free.

www.facebook.com/events/880879815381075/

The Affordable Gift Fair

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 27 Nov

Royal Marine Hotel, Marine Road, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

The “Affordable Gift Fair” will be back in the Royal Marine Hotel.

Admission is free.

www.giftfairireland.com

The Music, CD & Record Market – Irish Records Failr

10:30 – 18:00, Sun 27 Nov

Filmbase, Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

The Music, CD & Record Market is back in Filmbase and will bring thousands of LPs, CDs and DVDs to Temple Bar. Over 50 tables are full of music media and there are IRish and international sellers covering all music genres.

Get your Christmas presents for yourself or for others at the market! Admission is free for Dublin Event Guide readers if you show (on the mobile is sufficient) the ticket that you will find here: www.irishrecordfairs.com/concession%20page.htm

www.irishrecordfairs.com

Christmas Craft Fair – Rathfarnham

11:00 – 16:00, Sun 27 Nov

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

At the Pearse Museum in St. Enda’s Park in Rathfarnham a Christmas Craft Fair will take place on Saturday and Sunday. There will be stalls, music and a Santa. The OPW has organised this market.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/pearsemuseumstendaspark/

Drumcondra Village Market

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 27 Nov

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 Christmas Festival

11:00 – 19:00, Sun 27 Nov

Dun Laoghaire (various locations)

Dun Laoghaire’s Christmas Market will run from Fri 25 November until Sunday 08 January from 11:00-19:00. Until 18 December, it will be open on Friday, Saturday and Sunday only and then from 19-23 December it is a daily market.

The official name is “Dún Laoghaire Christmas Festival on Ice”, but don’t worry, you don’t have to come on your skates, it is just a marketing gimmick to tag the “on Ice” label on because there is also an ice rink that they obviously want to promote.

The Christmas Market will be along the metals, that’s the promenade between the Pavilion Theatre and Queen’s Road along the coast and it will stretch to the LexiCon library. The ice rink will be in the “gardens” of the LexIcon library.

Some special events this weekend:

+ On Saturday (26 Nov) the official opening will happen from 17:30 on Harbour Plaza. Christmas Carols will be sung, then at 17:45 Santa will arrive after a short procession from the LexIcon library, the Christmas lights will be switched on and at 18:00 a Fireworks display will finish the opening ceremony. Admission is free.

+ On Sunday 27 Nov, Flavours of Dún Laoghaire will run the “Christmas Kitchen”, a new interactive kitchen demonstration where local eateries will give cooking demonstrations of a Christmas themed food or drink and they will provide samples of their products to the public in a marquee.

www.dunlaoghaire.ie/christmas/

Dun Laoghaire Market

11:00 – 16:00, Sun 27 Nov

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/

Emergency Services Open Day

11:00 – 15:00, Sun 27 Nov

Phibsborough Fire Station, Phibsborough Road, Phibsborough, Dublin 7

As part of the Movember campaign 2016, members of the emergency and voluntary services have come together to form the ‘Frontline Mo-bro’s’ team and on Sunday they are organising an Emergency ServicesOpen Day in Phibsborough.

This is what they told me about it:

“Services taking part include Dublin Fire Brigade, An Garda Síochána, Irish Coast Guard, Water Safety Ireland, Road Safety Authority, Civil Defence, Order of Malta and the Dublin Airport Fire and Police. On the day we will have vehicles and equipment from all the services and you’ll be able to get up close and personal with the crews.

The Dublin Fire Brigade will be running a fire demonstration unit showing and teaching people how to put out the different types of fires and how to use extinguishers properly. The Order of Malta alongside the DFB will be providing free Citizen CPR training and what to do in the event of someone choking. The Gardai will have a Crime Prevention unit onsite to show you how to safeguard your house and property. The Irish Coast Guard, alongside Water Safety Ireland, will be their giving practical advice for water safety and what to do in the event of an emergency on our waterways. The Road Safety Authority will have their Rollover Demonstration unit on site showing just how important it is to wear your seatbelt.

Alongside all of the demonstrations will be vintage emergency service vehicles including two American Fire Engines on loan from a private collector. We hope to have flyovers from both the Garda and Coast Guard Helicopters as well. For all the Dub fans, Sam Maguire is joining us on the day to add support to the campaign.

Dublin Fire Brigade crews will be running a full tea/coffee/confectionary station on the day, with all money raised going to Movember and the Irish Cancer Society. And if all those blue lights don’t keep the children happy we will have the 501st Emerald Garrison on site in full Star Wars costumes including Storm-troopers, Jedi and Dark Vader costumes, alongside Superheros Batman and Captain America.

To top it all off we will have a pop up Barber shop within the station manned by Sam’s Barbers Dublin, who will be giving all the Movember participants a full, free hot towel shave to end the campaign off in style!”

Sounds like a great day!

moteam.co/frontline-mo-bro-s

Harry The Hedgehog – Family Talk

11:00, Sun 27 Nov

Phoenix Park Visitor Centre, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

Dale Treadwell will talk about his book Harry the Hedgehog.

Admission is free. Suitable for the whole family.

www.phoenixpark.ie/newsevents/title,37172,en.html

Jazz Brunch Sundays

11:00 – 14:00, Sun 27 Nov

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 27 Nov

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 27 Nov

Maldron Hotel, Whitestown Way, Tallaght, Co. Dublin

A psychic and holistic fair with more than 35 stands with mediums, psychics, angel card readers, Tarot readers and also with holistic therapists and health product suppliers will happen in the Maldron Hotel in Tallaght.

Admission is free.

www.eventbrite.ie/e/psychic-holistic-fair-tickets-29087113339?ref=devg

Winter Fair – National Print Museum

11:00 – 16:00, Sun 27 Nov

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

A Winter Fair / Christmas Market takes place in the National Print Museum from Friday until Sunday. It starts on Friday 16:00-20:00 and the opening hours on Saturday and Sunday are 11:00-16:00.

There will be market stalls selling all sorts of unique gifts, from letterpress posters and fine art prints to jewellery and ceramics including lots of of Christmas-themed crafts for all the family. You also will have a chance to print your own letterpress poster and the Press Cafe will be open and serving festive treats.

www.nationalprintmuseum.ie/

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Sun 27 Nov

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

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

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Blackrock Market

12:00 – 17:30, Sun 27 Nov

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/

Coca Cola Christmas Truck in Dublin

12:00 – 19:00, Sun 27 Nov

Smithfield Plaza, Dublin 7

The Coca Cola Christmas Truck will come to Dublin on Sun 27 Nov.

It will be on Smithfield Plaza and will have an opportunity to take a souvenir photo with the Coca-Cola Christmas Truck, experience a virtual sleigh ride through the forest and play Ice Block Jenga. The Dublin Gospel Choir will also perform.

Admission is free.

www.coca-cola.ie/newsroom/press-releases/holidays-are-coming-coca-colas-christmas-truck-tour-returns-to-ireland

Design and Violence – Science Gallery Exhibition

12:00 – 18:00, Sun 27 Nov

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/

Draiocht Christmas Craft Fair

12:00 – 17:00, Sun 27 Nov

Draiocht, Blanchardstown Centre, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15

A two-day Craft Fair with 28 stalls will take place in Draiocht in Blanchardstown.

Admission is free.

goo.gl/sQfud7

Guided Walks – Botanic Gardens

12:00 – 15:30, Sun 27 Nov

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

Every Sunday, the National Botanic Gardens invite to two guided walks. The first one is at 12:00 and the second one at 14:30.

Admission is free.

www.botanicgardens.ie/educ/info.htm

Sunday at Noon – Classical Concerts

12:00 – 13:00, Sun 27 Nov

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 Clementi Sonatas VIII with Fionnuala Moynihan, piano and guest Kieran Moynihan, flute

www.hughlane.ie/past-sunday-concerts/1626-sundaysnoon-clementi-sonatas-viii

Shankill – Christmas in the Village

13:00 – 18:00, Sun 27 Nov

Main Street, Shankill, Co. Dublin

The one-day Christmas in the Village Market will take place in Shankill on Sunday.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/shankillchristmasinthevillage

Craft Fair for Laura Lynn Hospice

14:00 – 18:00, Sun 27 Nov

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

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

Admission is free.

Dublin Sketchers – Sunday Meet-up

14:00, Sun 27 Nov

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 27 Nov

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 27 Nov

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

Breton Dance Session

15:00 – 18:00, Sun 27 Nov

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

The Breton Community in Dublin is coming together again and they are inviting you to join them at the next Breton Dance Sessions in the Cobblestone Pub.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1121542437893145/

Chester Beatty Library – Guided Tour

15:00, Sun 27 Nov

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

Every Sunday two free guided tours will take place in the Chester Betty Library. The first one is at 15:00 and the second one at 16:00.

In addition there is another free tour every Wednesday at 13:00.

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

Museum Tour – National Print Museum

15:00 – 16:30, Sun 27 Nov

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

HackAccessDublin’s 4 Purpose Pitch

15:30 – 18:00, Sun 27 Nov

Google HQ, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4

Over the weekend of 25-27 November, engineers, designers and technologists will be working together to find innovative ways to make Dublin’s transport system accessible to people with mobility problems. Hack Access Dublin’s vision is to create an inclusive society to people of all abilities by hacking these challenges; one hackathon at a time.

On Sunday afternoon the pitching of the ideas and solutions will happen and you are invited to come to the pitches.

Admission is free.

www.eventbrite.ie/e/hackaccessdublins-4-purpose-pitch-tickets-29279915014?ref=devg

O’Connell Street Christmas Lights Ceremony

16:00 – 18:00, Sun 27 Nov

GPO, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

The Christmas Lights Ceremony at the GPO in O’Connell Street is traditionally the last in the calendar and it is taking place this Sunday. The entertainment starts at 16:00 and performers will be Al Porter & Dustin the Turkey with headline act The Academic.

The full schedule: Hallelujah Gospel Choir (16:00), Olympia Christmas Panto featuring Al Porter (16:30), Craddog (17:00) and The Academic (17:30). The lights will be switched on at approximately 18:00 and the event ends with that.

And some good news from LUAS: If you wear a Christmas jumper on Sunday, you can use the Luas for free all day. No need to buy a ticket or use your Leap card.

There seems to be a Christmas Jumper/Geansaí Nollaig World Record attempt again, but the rules for official world records attempts are quite strict to ensure that the records are genuine and it seems that this year the record attempt is just mixed in with the general entertainment from 16:00, so I am not sure how serious this year’s attempt is. But if you want to take part make sure you are at the GPO at 16:00.

dublinatchristmas.ie/whats-on-events/oconnell-street-christmas-lights-switch-on

Blues Got Soul – Gig

17:00 – 20:15, Sun 27 Nov

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.

Wiley Fox Trad Session

18:00 – 20:00, Sun 27 Nov

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 27 Nov

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/

Santa Claus: The Movie – Screening

18:30, Sun 27 Nov

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

“Santa Claus: The Movie” will be screened in the Lexicon Library (in the Studio) on Sunday evening.

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

www.eventbrite.ie/e/santa-claus-the-movie-pg-tickets-29568864269?ref=devg

Jawbone – Acoustic Folk & Blues Night

19:00 – 21:00, Sun 27 Nov

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 27 Nov

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

Dermot Byrne & Danny Tobin – Gig

20:00, Sun 27 Nov

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

Dermot Byrne & Danny Tobin are back froa gig in Bray.

Admission is free.

Apollo Sessions

20:30, Sun 27 Nov

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 27 Nov

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 27 Nov

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 27 Nov

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 27 Nov

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

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

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

Monday 28 Nov

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Dublin City Hall – Free Admission

10:00 – 17:15, Mon 28 Nov

City Hall, Dame Street, Dublin 2

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

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

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

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

6 Choral Masterpieces in 6 Great Cities

11:00 – 12:30, Mon 28 Nov

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

Between 17 Oct and 05 Dec, Tim Thurston will tell the story of 6 major composers and will play excerpts of some of their greatest choral works in the context of their premiers in 6 cities.

Tim is a broadcaster, lecturer and writer on the widest range of music from Gregorian Chant to Contemporary Jazz.

The topic this Monday is “Tallis and Cambridge”.

Classes take place in Studio Theatre and no booking is necessary.
Admission is free on a first come, first served basis.

events.dlrcoco.ie/event/6-choral-masterpieces-6-great-cities-tim-thurston

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Mon 28 Nov

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

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

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Mon 28 Nov

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

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

www.ifi.ie/

Support the Dublin Event Guide – Buy your books here!

13:00, Mon 28 Nov

Dublin (various locations)

Free Delivery on all Books at the Book Depository

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

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

www.bookdepository.com?a_aid=dubevg

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Trad Music Lunchtime Recital

13:00, Mon 28 Nov

Rathmines Library, 157 Lower Rathmines Road, Dublin 6

DIT’s Irish Traditional Music Ensemble perform a series of lunchtime concerts in the library each Monday in November (7+14+21+28 November).

Admissions is free and all are welcome.

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-culture-and-amenities-dublin-city-public-libraries-and-archive-events/rathmines-1

Building Resilience for Job Seeking, Work and Life – Talk

13:30 – 14:30, Mon 28 Nov

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

“Building Resilience for Job Seeking, Work and Life” with Philomena McCabe, Personal and Career Coach (www.coachingmatters.ie) is the next Career Development Talk.

Admission is free, but booking is recommended via 01-8733996

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

French Anglicans (1640-1680) – Talk

17:00, Mon 28 Nov

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

Rob Gorvin (TCD) will talk about “French Anglicans: a clerical network in England and Ireland c.1640-c.1680.” in the next Trinity Centre for Early Modern History Seminar.

Admission is free.

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

Demain – Film Screening

18:30, Mon 28 Nov

Christ Church Cathedral, Christchurch Place, Dublin 8

On Monday Christ Church Cathedral invites to the screening of “Demain” (2015), the thought provoking, environmental documentary, introduced by activist Manchán Magan. A trailer is here www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUN0QxRB7e0

Admission is free.

The event will take place in the Music Room of the Cathedral and starts at 18:30 sharp. The film has a duration of 3.5 hours.

www.christchurchtickets.com/events1/film-series-demain/

Homecoming: How Arts Restor/e/y the Past

18:30, Mon 28 Nov

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

Professor Michelle LeBaron (University of British Columbia and Visiting Research Fellow at the Trinity Long Room Hub) will talk about how arts-based events strengthen communities, smooth fault lines and address inequities, while offering ways to engage unspeakable truths and foster resilience.

Admission is free.

www.tcd.ie/trinitylongroomhub/events/details/2016/2016-11-28commemoration_as_homecoming.php

Italian Film Screening: Effedia, sulla mia cattiva strada

18:30, Mon 28 Nov

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

The Italian documentary “Effedia, sulla mia cattiva strada” (109 min) will be screened in Italian with English subtitles. It is a documentary about Italian artist Fabrizio De André.

Born into a rich Genoese family in 1940, De André quickly showed both musical talent and a rebellious streak. He dropped out of law school after receiving royalties from a song he sold to the famous Italian pop star Mina. This song was the first evidence of his lifelong fascination with the low-life characters populating Genoa’s back streets. De André famously sang: “Nothing grows on diamonds, flowers grow in the dung.” This documentary features songs and interviews with De André and other people related to the artist and his music.

Admission is free.

www.iicdublino.esteri.it/iic_dublino/en/gli_eventi/calendario/2016/11/lunedi-al-cinema-effedia-sulla.html

Exploring the Low Frequency Radio Universe from Birr – Astronomy Talk

20:00, Mon 28 Nov

Ely House, 8 Ely Place, Dublin 2

“Exploring the Low Frequency Radio Universe from Birr” is a talk at the Irish Astronomical Society by Prof Peter Gallagher (TCD).

Admission is free.

www.irishastrosoc.org/events/events.htm

Song Cycle

20:00, Mon 28 Nov

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 28 Nov

The International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

The Circle Sessions is an “Open Mic” that provides an opportunity for up and coming musicians, spoken word artists, poets and comedians to perform.

Come to this weekly show to perform or to simply watch a great mix of music, poetry, spoken word and comedy.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/thecirclesessions/

The Comedy Shed

20:30, Mon 28 Nov

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 28 Nov

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

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

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

Jazz Jam Session – Grand Social

21:00, Mon 28 Nov

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 28 Nov

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 Band & Anto Drennan – Gig

21:30, Mon 28 Nov

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

Donal Kirk with band, including 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.

JJ Smyth’s is being sold at the moment and all gigs were meant to end on the 20 November, but there are some delays with the sale, so the place is continuing for another bit and some gigs are back again.

www.jjsmyths.com/gigs/mondays/1107-donal-kirk-and-anto-drennan-100.html?month=11&year=2016

Tuesday 29 Nov

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Ideas are not Crimes – Talks

10:00 – 13:00, Tue 29 Nov

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

Universities Ireland and Scholars at Rish invite to this event. It will start with an opening address by President Michael D. Higgins. And will be followed by dialogues with scholars from Iran, Iraq, Syria, Turkey and Sri Lanka, moderated by Senator Ivana Bacik, Dr. Roja Fazaeli and Dr. Jude Lal Fernando of Trinity College Dublin.

The dialogues will focus on current conditions for academics and higher education communities in the scholars’ home regions, and the role of the global higher education community in protecting the human rights of scholars and promoting academic freedom worldwide.

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

www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ideas-are-not-crimes-tickets-2910713823?ref=devg

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Tue 29 Nov

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

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

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

“My Favourites” – Dublin City Walking Tour

14:00 – 16:00, Tue 29 Nov

Spire, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

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

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

www.dublincitywalkingtours.com/

Tuesday Night Table Tennis

18:00 – 00:00, Tue 29 Nov

Buskers on the Ball, Fleet Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

This is a new weekly event in Buskers on the Ball. They have 5 table tennis table and are now running a social league on Tuesdays. Free play at the tables and drinks specials are available.

www.facebook.com/events/1759189697666662/

Culture of Communication in the Dutch Golden Age

18:30, Tue 29 Nov

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

Prof Andrew Pettegree (University of At Andrews) will talk about how in the 17th century the Dutch Republic’s characteristics were reflected in the output from the printing press.

Admission is free, find more details on the website below.

www.tcd.ie/trinitylongroomhub/events/details/2016/2016-11-29culture_of_communication.php

Meeting on the Touret Stairs – Talk

18:30, Tue 29 Nov

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

“The Meeting on the Turret Stairs” (1864) is a painting by Frederick William Burton and Dr Marie Bourke (former Keeper and Head of Education at the National Gallery of Ireland) discusses the Gallery’s best-loved painting of doomed lovers, Hellelil and Hildebrand. 2016 is the bicentenary of the birth of Frederick William Burton, the Wicklow-born artist who became Director of the National Gallery in London from 1874-1894.

Admission is free.

events.dlrcoco.ie/event/meeting-turret-stairs-1864-frederick-william-burton-talk-marie-bourke

Table Top Tuesdays – Board Game Night

18:30, Tue 29 Nov

Black Sheep, 61 Capel Street, Dublin 1

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

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1695079290743330/

Palestinian Children Under Israeli Occupation – Talk

19:00, Tue 29 Nov

Academy Plaza Hotel, Findlater Place, Dublin 2

Ayed Abu Eqtaish from Defence For Children International in Palestine will talk about “Palestinian Children Under Israeli Occupation – Death, Imprisonment, Torture, Trauma & Othger Abuses”. More information is on the Facebook Event Page below.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/614032668757381/

The Dublin Language Exchange – Meetup

19:00, Tue 29 Nov

Czech Inn, Essex Gate, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

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

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

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

Dublin Bluegrass Collective – Gig

20:00, Tue 29 Nov

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

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

www.facebook.com/Sin.E.Pub

King Kong Club – Band Competition

20:00, Tue 29 Nov

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

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

Each week 6-7 bands/solo artists play three songs each. At the end of all the performances a clap-off with the King Kong Club Clap-o-Meter takes place and the winner goes through to a semi-final and it all culminates after six months of competition with The Grand Final, held in front of a panel of celebrity judges.

Check the Facebook Page below for the line-up. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/TheKingKongClubDublin

Roots ‘n’ Blues – Gig

20:00 – 23:00, Tue 29 Nov

Arthur’s Pub, 28 Thomas Street, Dublin 8

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

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

www.facebook.com/ArthursPub

Ukulele Tuesday – Jam&Gig

20:00 – 22:00, Tue 29 Nov

Stag’s Head, Dame Lane, Dublin 2

Every Tuesday an informal sing along with Ukulele and Toy Musical Instruments takes place in the Stag’s Head. Just bring your instrument and come along. Beginners are welcome. Admission is free and further details (and a big book of songs) are available on the Facebook Page below. The get-together meets in the “snug” in Stag’s Head.

www.facebook.com/UkuleleTuesday

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 23:00, Tue 29 Nov

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

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

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

The Lounge Quintet – Jazz Gig

21:00, Tue 29 Nov

Leeson Lounge, 148 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4

The Lounge Quintet plays this gig every Tuesday: Jazz Standards, Latin and Bebop. Often guest musicians and singers join them. Admission is free, donations are welcome.

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

International Bar Jazz Night

21:30, Tue 29 Nov

The International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

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

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

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

www.international-bar.com/jazz/

Woolshed Pub Quiz

21:30, Tue 29 Nov

Woolshed Bar & Grill, Parnell Street, Dublin 1

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

Admission is free. Max team size is 6 people.

www.woolshedbaa.com

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HRB 30 – Healthcare Conference

09:00 – 16:00, Wed 30 Nov

Dublin Castle, Dame Street, Dublin 2

“HRB 30 – Research, Evidence, Action” is a conference for Healthcare professionals and researchers. HRB stands for Health Research Board. Admission is free. Because the target group is so limited, check out ALL details via the website below.

hrb30.ie/

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Wed 30 Nov

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

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

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Wed 30 Nov

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

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

www.ifi.ie/

Low priced books with free delivery!

13:00, Wed 30 Nov

Dublin (various locations)

Free Delivery on all Books at the Book Depository

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

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

www.bookdepository.com?a_aid=dubevg

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

Organised Loyalism in Cavan (1912-1924) – Talk

16:00, Wed 30 Nov

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

The next Trinity Centre for Contemporary Irish History Seminar is entitled “Researching Organised Loyalism in Cavan, 1912-1924” with Dr Brian Hughes (Maynooth University).

Admission is free.

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

Havana International Language Exchange

16:30 – 19:30, Wed 30 Nov

Havana Tapas Bar, Georges St, Dublin 2

The “Havana International Language Exchange” is taking place every Wed from 16:30-19:30 in Havana Tapas Bar in George’s Street. There are many Spanish speakers and English-speakers are explicitly invited, but everyone else is certainly very welcome too, to meet for a chat to improve your Spanish or English.

www.facebook.com/pages/Havana-Tapas-Bar/10503361821

30 + 1: Italo Calvino – Commemoration

18:30, Wed 30 Nov

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

This event is a commemoration of Italo Calvino (who died in 1985), an influential international writer, deeply intercultural, linked intertextually to traditions such as the Renaissance and Modernism, and open to the future to the point of anticipating post-human concerns. Some presentations on Calvino’s work will be followed by readings in English, Chinese and Italian from his work.

Participants: Roberto Bertoni (TCD), Enrica Maria Ferrara (TCD), Eric Haywood (UCD), Lihong Li (TCD), Renata Sperandio (IIC).

Admission is free, but booking is required via Roberto Bertoni at rbertoni@tcd.ie.

www.iicdublino.esteri.it/iic_dublino/en/gli_eventi/calendario/2016/11/30-1-italo-calvino.html

Artist Marjorie FitzGibbon – RDS Library Talk

18:30 – 20:00, Wed 30 Nov

RDS Library, Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

Megan O’Beirne will talk about artist Marjorie FitzGibbon who created the James Joyce statue in North Earl Street and many others.

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

www.rds.ie/Whats-On/Event/26640

Inspiration Proclamation: Public Interview with Mary McAleese

19:00, Wed 30 Nov

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

Inspiration Proclamation is a series of interviews that considers the relevance of the 1916 Proclamation – is it seen now as an inspirational text or as a historical document?

For the next interview Dr John Bowman has invited Dr Mary McAleese, Ireland’s former president.

Admission is free, but booking is required here. (You can get a max of two tickets.)

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

Brand New Switcheroo – Roots Gig

20:00, Wed 30 Nov

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

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

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

Dublin Writers Circle – Support for budding writers

20:00, Wed 30 Nov

Intercontinental Hotel, Simmonscourt Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

The Dublin Writers Circle invites authors who already have written something to their event which offers Writers Support and an Open Mic Session.

Organised by budding novelist Frances Flannery, this is a cooperative and supportive environment for everybody to learn and to progress.

Admission is free and you can find all details and contact information on the website below.

www.dublinwriterscircle.com/

Anseo Comedy Club

20:30, Wed 30 Nov

Anseo, 18 Camden Street Lower, Dublin 2

The Anseo Comedy Club takes place every Wednesday in Anseo (upstairs).

Admission is free, donations are welcome.

www.facebook.com/StandUpComedyClub

The Song Room (open mic)

20:30, Wed 30 Nov

The Globe, 11 South Great George’s Street, Dublin 2

“The Song Room” is another open mic event. It takes place in The Globe in George’s Street at 20:30 every Wednesday.

www.theglobe.ie/events

The Zodiac Sessions – Open Mic/Gig

20:30, Wed 30 Nov

Bruxelles, Harry Street, Dublin 2

“The Zodiac Sessions” is a regular open mic event from 20:30 in Bruxelles (between Grafton Street and Westbury Hotel) for unsigned musicians. Admission is free and there is a different line-up every week.

www.facebook.com/zodiacsessions

Bad Boy Jake

21:00, Wed 30 Nov

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

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

www.dublinsessions.ie/gypsy.html

Los Paradiso – Gig

21:00, Wed 30 Nov

Leeson Lounge, 148 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4

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

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

Trad Session

21:30, Wed 30 Nov

Hedigan’s (The Brian Boru), 4 Prospect Road, Phibsborough, Dublin 11

Traditional Irish Music Session in Hedigan’s (The Brian Boru) in Phibsborough from 21:30 every Wednesday. If you play an instrument you are especially welcome (all levels are welcome).

Thursday 01 Dec

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National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Thu 01 Dec

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 01 Dec

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

Christmas in the Music Library

13:00, Thu 01 Dec

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

“Jingle All The Way!” – Dublin City Public Libraries and National University, Maynooth present a lunchtime Recital featuring Nicola Lahert, Stephen Carroll and students from NUI Maynooth. Accompanied by Aileen Cahill.

Admission is free, but booking is required via 01 8734333 or musiclibrary@dublincity.ie

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

The National Library and the Value of Libraries – Lecture

13:00, Thu 01 Dec

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

Caroline Brazier is the Chief Librarian at the British Library and she leads on strategic development and management of the Library’s collections and services to ensure they remain world class, relevant and accessible to all the Library’s audiences.

She is currently working on questions about the value of national libraries, and the development of both physical and digital services to increase value. She is deeply engaged with the new skills, standards and infrastructure we need, both as separate institutions and as an integrated information community to make this transformation.

Admission is free.

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

West of East: Curating Contemporary Chinese Art

13:10, Thu 01 Dec

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

The Lunchtime Lecture “West of East: Curating Contemporary Chinese Art” with Dr Shane McCausland (Percival David Professor of the History of Art, SOAS, University of London) will explore the speaker’s experiences curating exhibitions of contemporary Chinese art in Dublin, Shanghai and London. Varying considerably in scale, these shows have included traditional media and genres, such as woodblock prints and landscape painting in oils and ink, as well as avant-garde abstract painting. The venues include national, private and university museums.

Admission is free.

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

Beyond Leaving Exhibition – Tour

14:00, Thu 01 Dec

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

A public tour of the Beyond Leaving exhibition in the National Photographic Archive in Temple Bar takes place.

Beyond Leaving is the most recent expression of a collaborative project ongoing since 2010.

Through photography, Skype interview and video, Photographer David Monahan’s show at the National Photographic Archive in Temple Bar, Dublin, tries to fathom the distance between expectation and reality for the current Irish emigrant. The tour will be led by photographer Dave Monahan.

Admission is free.

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

Yeats 2016: Public Tour of the Yeats Exhibition

14:00, Thu 01 Dec

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

This is a tour of the exhibition “YEATS: The Life and Works of William Butler Yeats”. The tour introduces William Butler Yeats (1865-1939) – one of the great poets of the twentieth century – and his many interests, including literature, folklore, theatre, politics, the occult, and Irish cultural identity. After the tour, you can listen to a selection of voices speaking some of his best loved poems, including Easter 1916.

Admission is free.

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

Christmas Jumper Make Night

18:00 – 20:00, Thu 01 Dec

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

The Science Gallery is running a Christmas Jumper Make Night again. You bring a jumper, they will provide tinsel and LEDs and a hot glue gun and even some Gluehwein.

Admission is free, but a donation of EUR 5 (for the Irish Society of Autism) is suggested.

dublin.sciencegallery.com/events/2016/11/christmasjumpermakenight

Hostile Architecture: Design with Intent – Discussion

18:00 – 19:30, Thu 01 Dec

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

Come to this discussion between Dublin City Architect Ali Grehan, Dublin Cyclist Campaign and Cyclist.ie coordinator Damien O’Tuama and designer at Unthink Colin Farmer.

They will discuss how hostile architecture has crept into cities around the world, with its subtle features aimed at exerting social control. They will look at examples of these social and behaviour controls found in Dublin using photographs taken by participants in our Hostile Architecture Scavenger Hunt.

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

dublin.sciencegallery.com/events/2016/11/hostilearchitecturedesignintent

Little Museum of Dublin – Free Admission Thursday

18:00 – 20:00, Thu 01 Dec

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/

Alliance Francaise Christmas Treats & Market

18:30, Thu 01 Dec

Alliance Francaise, 1 Kildare Street, Dublin 2

If you are looking for tasty Christmas gifts, come along to try authentic French food (soups, pestos, chutneys and more), taste a selection of red, rosé, white wines and get advise from French gastronomic specialists: Chef Aymar Gourdet, “The Skinny Chef”, and wine producer Sylvain Rigal from the Domaine des Frétillères.

Selected products will be then sold at our Café-Restaurant La Cocotte in the Alliance Francaise.

Admission is free, but booking is required via afdublin.extranet-aec.com/events/detail/87

alliance-francaise.ie/culture/

How Not to write a Novel – An Illustrated Guide – Talk

18:30, Thu 01 Dec

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

Dr Ian Sansom (Director of the Oscar Wilde Centre for Irish Writing) will talk about “Archive Fever – How Not To Write a Novel: An Illustrated Guide

The talk and the following discussion will be about the relationship between research and creative practice and the use of archives and archive material.

Admission is free.

www.tcd.ie/trinitylongroomhub/events/details/2017/2016-17constellation_series.php

Thursday at the Opera: Il Turco in Italia

18:30, Thu 01 Dec

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

The Rossini opera “Il Turco in Italia” will be screened in the Italian Institute.

Find all details on the website below.

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

www.iicdublino.esteri.it/iic_dublino/en/gli_eventi/calendario/2016/12/giovedi-all-opera-il-turco-in-italia.html

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

19:00 – 21:00, Thu 01 Dec

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/

Grand – Gig

19:00, Thu 01 Dec

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

The band “Grand” has been described as a melting pot of influence ranging from Blues to Ska, Reggae, Swing and on toward Punk, Gypsy Folk and Irish folk.

Admission is free to their gig.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/if-carlsberg-did-thursdays-w-grand/

New to Dublin? Dublin Expats Meeting

19:00, Thu 01 Dec

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

Stinging Fly Magazine Launch

19:00, Thu 01 Dec

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

The launch of the literary magazine Stinging Fly’s winter edition will take place on Thursday. It is called Fear & Fantasy and is Guest Edited by Mia Gallagher.

Readers on the night are: Evan Costigan, Anne Griffin, Gerard Hanberry, Clara Kumagai, Nessa O’Mahony and Oran Ryan.

Admission is free.

irishwriterscentre.ie/collections/whats-on-at-the-centre/products/launch-the-stinging-fly-fear-fantasy

Thursday Night Board Gaming

19:00, Thu 01 Dec

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 01 Dec

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/

David King – Acoustic Blues Gig

20:00, Thu 01 Dec

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

David King will play acoustic blues in the Hardrock Cafe.

Admission is free.

www.hardrock.com/cafes/dublin/event-calendar.aspx?category=-1&date=12/1/2016&display=event&eventid=445039

Palestine, Apartheid & Occupation – Eyewitness Account

20:00, Thu 01 Dec

Wynn’s Hotel, 35-39 Lower Abbey Street, Dublin 1

Richard Boyd Barrett TD, Cllr John Lyons and PBP activist Kenneth Kelly will report on a recent trip to Palestine as well as addressing the building of the BDS (Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions) movement.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1391201967568462/

Table Quiz Thursday – Grand Social

20:00 – 23:00, Thu 01 Dec

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

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

Admission is free.

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

Singer Songwriter Night – Mother Reilly’s

21:00, Thu 01 Dec

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 01 Dec

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

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

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

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

International Bar Jazz Night

21:30, Thu 01 Dec

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 01 Dec

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 01 Dec

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 01 Dec

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 01 Dec

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 01 Dec

Woolshed Bar & Grill, Parnell Street, Dublin 1

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

www.woolshedbaa.com/dublin/

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Dublin City Hall – Free Admission

10:00 – 17:15, Fri 02 Dec

City Hall, Dame Street, Dublin 2

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

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

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

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

CHQ Market

11:00, Fri 02 Dec

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/

Dun Laoghaire Christmas Festival

11:00 – 19:00, Fri 02 Dec

Dun Laoghaire (various locations)

Dun Laoghaire’s Christmas Market will run from Fri 25 November until Sunday 08 January from 11:00-19:00. Until 18 December, it will be open on Friday, Saturday and Sunday only and then from 19-23 December it is a daily market.

The official name is “Dún Laoghaire Christmas Festival on Ice”, but don’t worry, you don’t have to come on your skates, it is just a marketing gimmick to tag the “on Ice” label on because there is also an ice rink that they obviously want to promote.

The Christmas Market will be along the metals, that’s the promenade between the Pavilion Theatre and Queen’s Road along the coast and it will stretch to the LexiCon library. The ice rink will be in the “gardens” of the LexIcon library.

www.dunlaoghaire.ie/christmas/

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Fri 02 Dec

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 02 Dec

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 02 Dec

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

Salvation Army Christmas Carol Concert

18:00, Fri 02 Dec

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

The Salvation Army Dublin is inviting to their Christmas Carol Concert on Friday.

The “Carols by Candlelight” line up is the Tallaght Choral Society and the St. George’s Brass Band.

Admission is free, donations are very welcome.

Cornucopia – Live Music

19:30 – 21:30, Fri 02 Dec

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

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Fri 02 Dec

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 02 Dec

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

Late Late Toy Show

21:30, Fri 02 Dec

Dublin (various locations)

The Late Late Toy Show will be on RTE 1 tonight. If you grew up in Ireland, I don’t need to say more, you already dug deep in your memory box when I just mentioned the name. ;-) If you did NOT grow in Dublin, find one or two or three people that did grow up here and ask them about this yearly TV show. Without a doubt they will be able (and very willing) to give you an amazing insight into a REALLY important episode of their childhood. :-) Try it out!!

www.rte.ie/tv/latelate/index.html

Events Coming Up

Christchurch Fitness Centre Taster Classes – Fundraiser

03 Dec 2016 – 10:00-15:00

Christchurch Fitness Centre, 12 Lower Bridge Street, Dublin 8,

The Christchurch Fitness Centre will run a fundraiser in aid of CMRF Crumlin on Saturday 03 December.

There will be free drop-in fitness classes and in return they are asking you for donation for the Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin.

The classes on offer will be Animal Flow, Zuu & Zuu Chimp, Boxercise Blast, Mixed Circuit Session and Krav Maga. And there will also be an opportunity to get a massage.

Find out all details on www.facebook.com/events/206622079783027

You DO NOT have to be a member of CFC to pop in to one of our classes, indulge in a massage, pick up a few raffle tickets or just make a donation to this worthy cause on the day!

Dublin Mountains Partnership – Guided Walks

05+13+19+26+27 Nov

Every month the Dublin Mountain Partnership runs free guided walks in the Dublin Mountains on some Saturdays or Sundays during the month. The walks have varying difficulty and duration and the details can be found on the Dublin Mountain Partnership website: www.dublinmountains.ie/news/upcoming_events/?no_cache=1

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

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

Not free, but interesting nevertheless:

TBA

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

No Outdoor Christmas Market in Dublin? What’s going on?

I am VERY passionate about Christmas Markets and if you are a Dublin Event Guide Reader for a while, you probably know that already. I can absolutely not get it why Dublin is incapable of having a good Christmas Market and interestingly, it seems that Galway, Cork, Waterford and Belfast ARE able to have a market that people like and that reliably happens year after year.

This year, there will not be an outdoor Christmas Market at all in Dublin and that is frankly just not good enough for a City that is quite dependent on tourism. I wrote a long piece about the failed St. Stephen’s Green Market in 2014 and about the “I believe in Christmas” market in 2015, that decided the “I believe” part of the name should be trademarked and that called itself “Christmas Tree & Village” not Christmas Market here: www.joergsteegmueller.com/2015/12/08/ireland-and-christmas-markets-it-cant-be-that-difficult/

Both markets were designed by Event Management people, NOT by Christmas Market experts and both markets didn’t deliver. After just one year the “I believe” market is gone again with the result that in 2016, Dublin has NO Christmas Market. Yes, there are some weekend markets with a Christmas theme, but this is not what tourists are interested in and it really isn’t good enough for us living in Dublin either.

So why are they failing? Because the focus is wrong, the location is wrong, food and drink doesn’t get enough attention and they are every time run by the wrong entity/organisation.

1) Focus: The outdoor markets in Dublin have never focused on the visitors, they always seem to focus in maximising the money taken as fees from the traders. This means that there is no proper product selection, but you sometimes find the weirdest “non-Christmas Market-worthy” products at stalls.

2) Location: George’s Dock is a nice venue, but for a Christmas Market it is too far out. It has to be in easy walking distance from the City Centre so that people can drop in and out during their shopping and then finish the day with good food and drink at the market. Dublin has a problem because there is no place in the City Centre. But you need a square or plaza of some sort to build a Christmas village. A long row of stalls (like at St. Stephen’s Green) will NEVER create the atmosphere that is needed.
There are in my opinion two suitable locations already in the City Centre, but only one of them might get the ok from the responsible authorities. In future I see one other area that could be suitable, but it will take a few years until it is available.

3) Food and Drink: It is soooo important to have good food and at least Gluehwein at a Christmas Market. At St. Stephen’s Green, Dublintown screwed up by giving the contract to run 2 or three food outlets to ONE Catering Company. Boring delivery, no variation and no competition. The food and drink offering was totally underwhelming. At some of my favourite markets, I would say at least 50% of the stalls are food and drink stalls. Alcoholic Gluehwein, but also non-alcoholic Glueh”wein” are sold and the food variety is vast. Result: People stay there until late and have their dinner at the market and meet with their friends for an evening out.

4) Organisation in charge: In Dublin it seems that every time the task to run a market is completely handed over to an event management company and the real organiser is getting out of the way. The result is that it is run exactly as any other event, not as an experience or something somebody is passionate about. In all towns I know, the Christmas Market is run by the Town/City Council who have passionate employees working on it really hard. In Dublin, Dublin City Council couldn’t care less about a Christmas Market in Dublin and IF they did care, they would just get an event management company again and not be involved themselves. The passing of responsibility to people that don’t care about this event more than the next 25 that they have to manage has to stop. Dublin Tourism or the Events section in Dublin City Council should run it with the explicit intention to make it an amazing experience for the visitors AND to run it from now for at least 10 years EVERY year not primarily to make money, but because a capital of a European city is expected to have a good quality market in the pre-Christmas period.

There are a few other little bits that are mentioned in the post that I linked to above, but if these few points get the right attention, we could have a great Christmas Market for the long term future. Without giving attention to them, we will have one failure after the next, like we did for the last 5 or so years.

Did I mention that I am very passionate about Christmas Markets? Now you see! ;-)

P.S. I just found what must be one of the most delusional quote of the season, considering the poor show of Dublin: DublinTown CEO Richard Guiney said: “I can’t think of anywhere that does Christmas as well as Dublin.”

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–Joerg

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