Dublin Event Guide 502: Temple Bar Tradfest, Chinese New Year Festival, Dublin Flea Market, FreeWednesday

January 28th, 2017
DEG Dublin Event Guide (for free events)

No. 502 | 27 January 2017

Subscribers: 24,150

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Hi all!

The Big 500 Share is still running and still needs a LOT of support. Check it out in the Dublin News and don’t forget that you will get a free “Secret Dublin” Guide Book if you help!!! ;-)

And the flea markets are properly starting back again and also the Free Wednesday is back. All good! The new year is getting into gear.

I am posting this Dublin Event Guide again in two stages, but the delay between the two should be shorter than in other weeks: First online on the website and the smart phone app/web app and then I will add more events and send the final edition by mail as soon as it is finished.

This is the FINAL version.

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

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

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More than 24,000 people receive the Dublin Event Guide every week and we are more than 65,000 people at the Dublin Event Guide Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/DublinEventGuide Check it out and click on LIKE when you are there.

And this is a great opportunity to help the Dublin Event Guide for absolutely no cost to you:

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

Have an event-full weekend and week,

–Joerg

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Feel good slot

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

In this week’s Feel Good Slot I have the sweetest, cutest Dad and Daughter video that you will ever see. It will melt your heart:

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or if you are not on Facebook, you can also watch it here www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukD8zj6ngVY

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

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

Last week we started The Big 500 Share and all donors until now are
Kevin R, Liz D, Amanda O, Carmel M, Sinead W, Julia B, Rebecca T, Margaret M, Kay G, Darragh D, Carmel C, Derek S, Clodagh O’C, Bernadette B, Ellen B, Cristina B, Breda K, Mary K, Siobhan M, Jan K, Sean O’C, Bernice McM, Raymond M, Henrieta P, Albert McC, Marion K, Barry McD, Oisin B, Rita B, Fiona R, Rachael McC, Tara R, John F, Yvonne K, Katie Delaney, Celina V, Ali McD (Fitality), Catherine G, Catherine F, Dean R, Colum F, Fiona D, Aoife H, Nicola W, Mary C, Valerie W, Pauline R, Sophie P-L, Sinead NiC

Thanks a LOT for all your help and please keep helping. Find out more in the Dublin News.

I really appreciate your help and donations will ensure that the Dublin Event Guide will continue arriving in your Inbox every week and every donation will benefit EVERY Dublin Event Guide reader!

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

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

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

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

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Joergs Picks

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

This week I will pick the Dublin Flea Market, which is back for the first time in 2017. The Chinese New Year Festival is taking place with a number of events, but the main Family event won’t be until next weekend. The Templebar Tradfest will run for another two days and during the week, Free Wednesday is back.

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Competitions

Pieta Palooza – A night of Music & Marvels – Ticket Competition

Fri 03 February – 20:30-23:30
Adelphi, 52 Abbey Street Middle, Dublin 1

“Pieta Palooza: A Night of Music & Marvels” is a fundraising night in aid of suicide awareness charity Pieta House organised by Ruth Cotter.

There will be performances by talented singer Brian Whittington (www.youtube.com/watch?v=G85sju4qgHg) and other special guests at this great night in aid of a very good cause.

Tickets can be bought for EUR 10.50 via the Eventbrite site here and all ticket proceeds and fundraising on the night will go directly to Pieta House.

To spread the word about the event, Ruth has made two pairs of tickets available for a competition in the Dublin Event Guide and to enter, you just have to send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with your full name and mobile phone number in the body of the mail and with PIETA in the subject line. Your entry has to be with me by 13:00 on 31 January.

www.facebook.com/events/847372022031814/

Forro All Ireland Congress – Ticket Competition

Sat 03 February – 18:00 – 02:00
Break for the Border, Lower Stephen Street, Dublin 2

The Forró Ireland Congress will start with workshops and will then be followed by the Forró Dublin Launch Party with DJ Sampa on Saturday in Break for the Border. The workshops will run from 18:00-21:00 and then the party will start and keep you dancing until around 02:00.

Tickets are available for Workshop AND Party (EUR 15/10) or for the Party only (EUR 10/5) and you can buy them here or get the “Party only” tickets at the venue.

Danilo and Miren have contacted me and have made one pair of tickets for the whole event (Workshop AND Party) available for a competition. To enter the competition send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with your name and mobile phone number in the body of the mail and with FORRO in the subject line. Your entry has to be with me by 13:00 on 31 January.

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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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Do you enjoy free events? Does it help you to find out about all these free events simply in one e-mail magazine or on one website? Does the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) deliver all this for you and maybe even more? In that case, you probably also would want it to continue forever, right?

To achieve that some money is needed. Donations are a great help, but not everyone feels they can donate at the moment. So here is the solution: If you could help with a donation without having to pay a cent from your own money wouldn’t that be cool? You can!!

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Giving money for free! That’s how easy it is. ;-) THANK YOU!!!

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The Big 500 Share!!

With the 500th edition of the Dublin Event Guide two weeks ago, we launched “The Big 500 Share”. It is a fundraising campaign for the Dublin Event Guide (70%) and for two charities (30%) and everyone who donates will also get a gift (My new “Secret Dublin” Guide Book which will be completed end of February or early March and will contain information about TEN near-secret destinations in Dublin.)

You can now donate via www.paypal.me/DublinEventGuide but keep reading for more details if you have time.

The amount needed for the Dublin Event Guide in 2014 is EUR 3400 (EUR 2400 to send the weekly e-mail magazine and at least EUR 1000 to fix parts of the smartphone app and to improve the website.) So the closer we come to this, the better, but until today, we only managed to raise EUR 760. About 200 Euro of that will go to the charities and the rest will just cover the Dublin Event Guide cost for 2 months. So your help is needed!!!

You can donate now via this link: www.paypal.me/DublinEventGuide and if PayPal doesn’t work for you send me a mail (dublineventguide@gmail.com with subject “The Big 500 Share”) and I will suggest alternatives. Thanks for your support!!!!

The two charities that you have chosen in a public vote are the Alzheimer’s Association and the Homeless charity “Peter McVerry Trust”.

Last “Picture Clinic” in the National Gallery

For years the “Picture Clinic” in the National Gallery was an monthly event when National Gallery Curators would appraise paintings, prints and drawings brought into the Gallery for free.

But the National Gallery is re-jigging their public programmes and with that the Picture Clinic in February is the LAST Picture Clinic in the National Gallery. The Picture Clinic will be discontinued and you will have to go to fine art auction houses to find out the value of your art work from now on.

If you always wanted to know the value of a piece of art in your house or on your attic, you have to go this month! ANd tell your friends! The last Picture Clinic is on Thursday 02 February from 10:00-12:00

www.nationalgallery.ie/en/whatson/PictureClinic/February_Picture_Clinic.aspx

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

Updates needed for The Mezz + Leeson Lounge + Sin E !!

There are a number of great live music venues in Dublin that regularly run free events with good bands but that recently got worse and worse with the information policies about the gigs. All three pubs listed above (and there are a few more) once were REALLY good letting their customers know about gigs, but lately they have NO or very sparse information on their websites or Facebook Pages. They don’t update the information anymore and seem quite uninterested in keeping people informed.

Sure, nobody forces them and maybe they do so well that they don’t have to attract customers anymore!?

But if you have some information about gigs in these or other venues, please send them to dublineventguide@gmail.com Thanks!!

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.

== EVENTBRITE HELPS EVENT ORGANISERS ==

10 STEPS TO TAKE BEFORE YOUR EVENT GOES LIVE
Eventbrite provides a 10 step check list before you start your ticket sales. Is everything ready? Check it in this article.
Read the full article here.

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

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

Exhibitions

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

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

Hennessy Portrait Prize 2016 – Exhibition

26 November – 26 March

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

Nearly 400 artists took part in the Hennessy Portrait Prize and the 14 finalists will be shown in the National Gallery. Portraits can be paintings or photographs and you will see one among the 14 that will absolutely amaze you (Catherine Creaney’s Oil on Canvas) and one that will shock you (You will find that yourself!).

Admission is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/en/Exhibitions/Upcoming/Hennessy.aspx
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Yan Wang Preston: Mother River

28 January – 05 March

Gallery of Photography, Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Mother River is a photographic odyssey by the British-Chinese photographer, Yan Wang Preston along the full 6211km of the river Yangtze, China’s ‘Mother River’. From the remote high Tibetan Plateau, through the Three Gorges and on to the river’s end at Shanghai, this series of colour photographs captures the dramatic shifts in landscape and offers fresh perspectives on China’s present-day development. Yan Wang Preston went to sixty-three locations every 100 km of the river’s course and photographed there whatever she found.

This exhibition is part of the Dublin Chinese New Year Festival.

Yan Wang Preston will give a public talk about her work on Saturday 28 January at 12:00.

www.dublinchinesenewyear.com/festival-programme/

Press Photographer’s Association of Ireland (PPAI) Awards Exhibition

31 January – 17 February

RDS Library, Merrion Road, Dublin 4

The Press Photographer’s Association of Ireland (PPAI) Awards Exhibition takes place in the library of the RDS and admission is free.

www.rds.ie/Whats-On/Event/31344

Saturday 28 Jan

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Car Boot Sales – Tallaght

08:00 – 12:00, Sat 28 Jan

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/

Dublin Chinese New Year Festival

09:00, Sat 28 Jan

Dublin (various locations)

The Dublin Chinese New Year Festival will take place from 28 Jan – 12 Feb and the New Year actually starts on Satruday 28 January. There are a number of free events in connection with the Dublin Chinese New Year Festival and they are listed separately in this Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events).

All events and the full schedule can be found here: www.dublinchinesenewyear.com/festival-programme/

www.dublinchinesenewyear.com

Honest2Goodness Food Market

09:30 – 16:00, Sat 28 Jan

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 28 Jan

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 28 Jan

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 28 Jan

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 28 Jan

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, Sat 28 Jan

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 28 Jan

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/en/parks-outdoors/markets

Temple Bar Markets

10:00 – 16:30, Sat 28 Jan

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 28 Jan

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/

Irish Writers’ Centre – Open Day

11:00, Sat 28 Jan

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

An open day will take place at the Irish Writer’s Centre with free workshops, tours of the building and lots of information about the centre and about what they do.

There will be free prose and poetry creative writing classes, professional Development Information Session, Tours of the building from 14:00, a Novel Fair Information Session and the “Inkslingers” and “New Irish Communities” open creative writing groups that meet on Saturdays at the Irish Writers Centre invite you to join them.

Admission is free, but some events require pre-booking (and some are booked out). There will also be free teas, coffees, cakes and biscuits.

Find all information including links to the registration for some of the events on the website below.

irishwriterscentre.ie/collections/whats-on-at-the-centre/products/annual-open-day-spring-2017

Tradfest events for children

11:00, Sat 28 Jan

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

Three Tradfest events for children will take place on Saturday and Sunday:

Give Trad a try at 11:00-13:00 (15min sessions)
Children’s Open Trad Session at 12:00-14:30
Children’s Crafts Club at 12:00-17:00

If you have kids and want to give them an opportunity to get in touch with Trad Music, these are perfect opportunities. Find all details on the website below.

ark.ie/events

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Sat 28 Jan

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

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

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Ha’penny Flea Market

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 28 Jan

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/

Live Illustration – Chinese New Year Festival

12:00, Sat 28 Jan

Arnott’s, Henry Street, Dublin 2

As part of the Dublin New Year’s Festival, a Live Illustration Demonstration will happen in Arnott’s .

Admission is free.

www.dublinchinesenewyear.com

Yan Wang Preston – In Conversation

12:00, Sat 28 Jan

Gallery of Photography, Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Photographer Yan Wang Preston, who is the artist that created the “Mother River” exhibition that is on show in the Gallery of Photography, will talk about her work.

Admission is free.

www.dublinchinesenewyear.com

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Sat 28 Jan

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 28 Jan

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.

www.facebook.com/bernardshawfleamarket/

“My Favourites” – Dublin City Walking Tour

14:00 – 16:00, Sat 28 Jan

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 28 Jan

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

Remembering Harold Sloan (Bohemian Football Club)

14:00 – 17:00, Sat 28 Jan

Bohemian Football CLub, Dalymount Park, Cabra Road, Phibsborough, Dublin 7

One hundred years ago this month, Harold Sloan, a former captain of Bohemian FC and Irish International, was killed on the battlefields of the First World War’s Western Front. Harold was born in Ashtown and in 1901 scored the first-ever goal at Dalymount Park. He was just one of over 40 Bohemian FC members who served in WWI, but was sadly not the only one to lose his life.

On Saturday, Bohemian FC will host a talk on the life of Harold Sloan and the experiences of some of the dozens of former Bohemians during the First World War.

Historian Pádraig Yeates, Ciaran Priestley, a Bohemian FC member whose original research has brought the memory of Sloan back to the consciousness of Bohemian supporters today and Gerard Farrell, who has researched the war experiences of a number of other prominent Bohemians from history will be the speakers.

The talk will be followed by a Q&A and light refreshments and admission is free. Attendees are asked to consider making a contribution to the Bohemian Foundation.

www.facebook.com/events/230320670753726/

Banjo & Bovril Trad & Folk Festival

15:00, Sat 28 Jan

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

The Harbour Bar in Bray is inviting again to their Banjo & Bovril Festival from Wednesday until Sunday (25-29 Jan).

It is a trad and folk music festival and there will also be spoken word & poetry and storytelling. The remaining schedule is:

+ Sat 28 Jan – daytime: The Lonesome Boatmen Vishten, AnTara, The Harbour Ukuleles (15:00-18:30)
+ Sat 28 Jan – evening: Lucia Comnes, Seodin, Gabriel G Diges, The Eskies (19:15-00:00)
+ Sun 29 Jan – daytime: The Lonesome Boatmen, Sarah May Rogers, Rie’s Tin Whistle Class (16:00-18:00)
+ Sun 29 Jan – evening: Ye Vagabonds, Caoimhin ORaghallaigh, Mick Flannery

The story telling event with “The Candlelit Tales” is on Saturday at 19:00 and the Spoken Word & Poetry event “The Circle Sessions” is on Sunday at 18:00.

The full line up and schedule is here.

www.facebook.com/events/1652907705003017

RetroGaming.ie SNES All Stars

15:00 – 19:00, Sat 28 Jan

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

RetroGaming.ie are running a SNES (Super Ninendo Entertainment System) gaming event in the Back Page pub. The main event with a Super Mario Kart Tournament and a Street Fighter II Tournament is not free (EUR 7 per game or EUR 12 for two).

But there are a number of SNES and NES side games, like Super Bomberman, Killer Instinct, Mortal Kombat II, Super Mario All Stars and Duck Hunt, that will be free to play!

Find out all details via the Facebook Page below.

www.facebook.com/events/215386355588917/

Temple Bar Tradfest 2017

18:00, Sat 28 Jan

Temple Bar, Dublin 2

The Temple Bar Trad Fest takes place from Wednesday until Sunday (25-29 January). The programme consists of (non-free) headline gigs and (non-free) Tradfringe events, (free but now sold out) Front Row gigs and in addition to that there is a Music Trail, Tradkids events and Live at the Hub gigs.

+ The Music Trail are daily gigs in 15 pubs in Temple Bar and neighbourhood. Many of these gigs are the regular gigs that would take place in these pubs anyway and there is no separate gig schedule available it seems. I would expect (but can’t be totally certain) that the majority of the Music Trails gigs are free. www.templebartrad.com/event/tradfest-music-trail/

+ Tradkids is programme for kids during Tradfest. There will be a Petting Farm on Sat+Sun (28+29 Jan) on Temple Bar Square. Then there will be a Family Concert on the weekend 28+29 Jan in Dublin City Hall (but no information if it is free or if tickets are required). And also on 28+29 Jan the Ark runs Children’s Open Trad Sessions (free), Give Trad a Try drop-in workshops (free) and Children’s Crafts Club events (free). www.templebartrad.com/category/tradkids/

+ “Live at the Hub” is a series of free gigs in The Old Storehouse in Crown Alley and a full list is here: www.templebartrad.com/event/live-at-the-hub-free/

www.templebartrad.com/

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Sat 28 Jan

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.

Jump the Gun will perform on Saturday.

www.stillorganorchard.com/specials/

Solely Blues Club

21:00, Sat 28 Jan

Arthur’s Pub, 28 Thomas Street, Dublin 8

The Solely Blues Club will bring you pre-1960 acoustic blues.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1291991547531866/

The Clandestinos – Gig

21:00, Sat 28 Jan

The Bowery, 196 Rathmines Road Lower, Rathmines, Dublin 6

The Clandestinos, a 7-piece band with brass section will perform their classic Roots, Ska and Punk-Reggae from 80s era, groovy latin and a hint of Dub in the Bowery at this gig.

Admission is free.

thebowery.ie/calander/

Checkpoint / Jailbirds – Gig

22:30, Sat 28 Jan

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

The bands Checkpoint and Jailbirds are playing in the “Midnight Hour” slot in Whelan’s. Admission is free before 22:30.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/midnight-hour-w-checkpoint-jailbirds/

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Car Boot Sales – Ballymun

08:00 – 13:00, Sun 29 Jan

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

Dublin Chinese New Year Festival

09:00, Sun 29 Jan

Dublin (various locations)

The Dublin Chinese New Year Festival will take place from 28 Jan – 12 Feb and the New Year actually starts on Satruday 28 January. There are a number of free events in connection with the Dublin Chinese New Year Festival and they are listed separately in this Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events).

All events and the full schedule can be found here: www.dublinchinesenewyear.com/festival-programme/

www.dublinchinesenewyear.com

Belgard Weekend Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 29 Jan

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 29 Jan

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 29 Jan

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 2016. 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 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 29 Jan

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/en/parks-outdoors/markets

Merrion Square Open Air Gallery

10:00 – 18:30, Sun 29 Jan

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/

Drumcondra Village Market

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 29 Jan

Arts and Business Campus, 40 Drumcondra Road Lower

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

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/DrumcondraVillageMarket

Dublin Flea Market

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 29 Jan

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

The first Dublin Flea Market in 2017 is taking place in the Food Co-op, 12 Newmarket, just off Cork Street, Dublin 8 on Sunday from 11:00-17:00. The flea market takes place every last Sunday of the month and admission is free. For more information or if you want to sell your own stuff, check out www.dublinflea.ie

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

Admission is free.

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

Dun Laoghaire Market

11:00 – 16:00, Sun 29 Jan

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/en/parks-outdoors/markets

Forgotten Voices – Walking Tour

11:00 – 13:00, Sun 29 Jan

Four Courts, Inns Quay, Dublin 7

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

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

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

Jazz + Bluegrass for Brunch on Sundays

11:00 – 16:30, Sun 29 Jan

Kilkenny Shop, Nassau Street, Dublin 2

The Kilkenny Shop Cafe is inviting to a Jazz Brunch Sunday every Sunday from 11:00-14:00 and from 14:30-16:30 a Bluegrass Band is taking over. Unfortuantely they don’t specify who the bands are.

Admission is free.

www.kilkennyshop.com/restaurant-jazzsundays

Palestrina Choir

11:00, Sun 29 Jan

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

Family Drop-in Creative Corner

11:30 – 13:30, Sun 29 Jan

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

The National Gallery is running a series of free themed family drop-in workshops from 11:30-13:30 every Sunday.

Inspired by the collection and the exhibitions in the National Gallery, these workshops are suitable for all ages from approx. 18 months to age 8. You can choose to stay for as long or as short a time as works for you.

The space will be divided by age and ability, and each child will be encouraged by Artist and NGI Education Assistant Caomhán Mac Con Iomaire and the week’s guest artist to create their own work on the week’s theme.

Admission is free and no booking required. Numbers are limited to 40 people at any one time but you can drop in and out whenever it suits you and as long as there is still space. Children have to be supervised at all times. The event takes place in the Atrium.

This week’s theme is: The Magic of the Chinese New Year

www.nationalgallery.ie/en/whatson/Families/Creative_Sundays/Creative_Corner_Jan8.aspx

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Sun 29 Jan

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 29 Jan

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

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

www.blackrockmarket.com/

Guided Walks – Botanic Gardens

12:00 – 15:30, Sun 29 Jan

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 29 Jan

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 Music by Michael Holohan.

(Featuring Brian Dunning flute, Paul Roe clarinet, Daniel Roe percussion, and Michael Holohan piano)

Music by Michael Holohan

Featuring
Brian Dunning flute
Paul Roe clarinet
Daniel Roe percussion
and Michael Holohan piano

www.hughlane.ie/past-sunday-concerts/1661-sundaysnoon-music-of-michael-holohan

Drop-In Drawing Session – Chester Beatty Library

13:00 – 15:00, Sun 29 Jan

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

Come to this Drop-in Drawing Session to learn drawing techniques, including line drawing, shading, perspective and decoration.

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

Materials are provided but feel free to bring your own sketchbook; dry materials only.

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

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13:00, Sun 29 Jan

Dublin (various locations)

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Dublin Sketchers – Sunday Meet-up

14:00, Sun 29 Jan

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/

Frank O’Meara Portrait – Lecture

14:00, Sun 29 Jan

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

“Frank O’Meara: A Portrait” is a talk by Mary Stratton-Ryan.

To celebrate the Gallery’s new acquisition of Frank O’Meara’s Self-Portrait art historian Mary Stratton-Ryan will deliver a talk on the life and artistic development of the artist.

Admission is free and no booking required.

www.hughlane.ie/lectures/lectures-past/1621-sunday-lecture-frank-omeara-portrait

Hugh Lane Gallery – Guided Tour

14:00, Sun 29 Jan

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 29 Jan

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

Sunday Jazz Brunch

14:00 – 16:30, Sun 29 Jan

Bagots Hutton Bar & Restaurant, 6 Upper Ormond Quay, Dublin 7

The Bagots Hutton Jazz Brunch takes place on Sundays from 12:00 with Jazz music from 14:30. The Noel Dumont Trio will perform a mix of jazz, soul and lounge music.

Admission is free.

www.bagotshutton.com/

Bal Folk – European Folk Dance Session

15:00 – 18:00, Sun 29 Jan

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

Travel around European traditional dancing culture without a ticket at the weekly Bal Folk Dance Sessions.

And if you don’t know how to dance, don’t worry! Workshops are provided and admission is free.

The event takes place every Sunday in the Cobblestone Pub and this week’s session is a Breton Dance Session.

www.facebook.com/events/1874642932765367/

Chester Beatty Library – Guided Tour

15:00, Sun 29 Jan

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

Eillen Gray – National Museum Tour

15:00 – 15:45, Sun 29 Jan

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

This is a public tour of the Eileen Gray gallery, exploring one of the most influential designers and architects of the 20th century.

Admission is free and places will be allocated on a first-come, first served basis 15 minutes before the tour starts. Suitable for adults and children from age 7+.

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=3211

Group of Cavalry in the Snow – Art Talk

15:00 – 15:30, Sun 29 Jan

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

Kate Drinane will talk about Jean Louise Ernest’s ‘Group of Cavalry in the Snow’ painting.

Admission is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/en/whatson/Talks/Pop-up_Talks2017/Jan_29.aspx

Museum Tour – National Print Museum

15:00 – 16:30, Sun 29 Jan

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

Up The Yangtze – Film Screening

15:00, Sun 29 Jan

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

The screening of this award-winning documentary film by Chinese-Canadian director Yung Chang will take place and admission is free.

At the edge of the Yangtze River, not far from the Three Gorges Dam, young men and women take up employment on a cruise ship, where they confront rising waters and a radically changing China.

www.hughlane.ie/lectures/lectures-past/1646-chinese-new-year-film-screening-up-the-yangtze

Banjo & Bovril Trad & Folk Festival

16:00, Sun 29 Jan

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

The Harbour Bar in Bray is inviting again to their Banjo & Bovril Festival from Wednesday until Sunday (25-29 Jan).

It is a trad and folk music festival and there will also be spoken word & poetry and storytelling. The remaining schedule is:

+ Sat 28 Jan – daytime: The Lonesome Boatmen Vishten, AnTara, The Harbour Ukuleles (15:00-18:30)
+ Sat 28 Jan – evening: Lucia Comnes, Seodin, Gabriel G Diges, The Eskies (19:15-00:00)
+ Sun 29 Jan – daytime: The Lonesome Boatmen, Sarah May Rogers, Rie’s Tin Whistle Class (16:00-18:00)
+ Sun 29 Jan – evening: Ye Vagabonds, Caoimhin ORaghallaigh, Mick Flannery

The story telling event with “The Candlelit Tales” is on Saturday at 19:00 and the Spoken Word & Poetry event “The Circle Sessions” is on Sunday at 18:00.

The full line up and schedule is here.

www.facebook.com/events/1652907705003017

Blues Got Soul – Gig

17:00 – 20:15, Sun 29 Jan

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.

Ruma Has It – Jazz Night

18:00 – 20:00, Sun 29 Jan

10 St. Stephen’s Green Bar, 10 St. Stephen’s Gree, Dublin 2

“Ruma Has It” will perform a Jazz gig in the new Wine Bar “10 St. Stephen’s Green”, which is between Grafton Street and Dawson Street. “Ruma Has It” is a newly formed all girl Jazz Band.

Admission is free,

www.facebook.com/events/1899394573676378/

Temple Bar Tradfest 2017

18:00, Sun 29 Jan

Temple Bar, Dublin 2

The Temple Bar Trad Fest takes place from Wednesday until Sunday (25-29 January). The programme consists of (non-free) headline gigs and (non-free) Tradfringe events, (free but now sold out) Front Row gigs and in addition to that there is a Music Trail, Tradkids events and Live at the Hub gigs.

+ The Music Trail are daily gigs in 15 pubs in Temple Bar and neighbourhood. Many of these gigs are the regular gigs that would take place in these pubs anyway and there is no separate gig schedule available it seems. I would expect (but can’t be totally certain) that the majority of the Music Trails gigs are free. www.templebartrad.com/event/tradfest-music-trail/

+ Tradkids is programme for kids during Tradfest. There will be a Petting Farm on Sat+Sun (28+29 Jan) on Temple Bar Square. Then there will be a Family Concert on the weekend 28+29 Jan in Dublin City Hall (but no information if it is free or if tickets are required). And also on 28+29 Jan the Ark runs Children’s Open Trad Sessions (free), Give Trad a Try drop-in workshops (free) and Children’s Crafts Club events (free). www.templebartrad.com/category/tradkids/

+ “Live at the Hub” is a series of free gigs in The Old Storehouse in Crown Alley and a full list is here: www.templebartrad.com/event/live-at-the-hub-free/

www.templebartrad.com/

Wiley Fox Trad Session

18:00 – 20:00, Sun 29 Jan

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 29 Jan

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

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

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

Jawbone – Acoustic Folk & Blues Night

19:00 – 21:00, Sun 29 Jan

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

Robin James Hurt & Ailbhe Nolan – Album Launch

19:00, Sun 29 Jan

Stag’s Head, Dame Lane, Dublin 2

“The Magpie’s Nest” is an album of folk and traditional music by Robin James Hurt (guitar + vocals) & Ailbhe Nolan (concertina). It will be launched on Sunday.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/238571333249231/

Gardiner Street Gospel Choir Mass

19:30 – 20:30, Sun 29 Jan

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

Apollo Sessions

20:30, Sun 29 Jan

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 29 Jan

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 29 Jan

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 29 Jan

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/

Monday 30 Jan

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Dublin Chinese New Year Festival

09:00, Mon 30 Jan

Dublin (various locations)

The Dublin Chinese New Year Festival will take place from 28 Jan – 12 Feb and the New Year actually starts on Satruday 28 January. There are a number of free events in connection with the Dublin Chinese New Year Festival and they are listed separately in this Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events).

All events and the full schedule can be found here: www.dublinchinesenewyear.com/festival-programme/

www.dublinchinesenewyear.com

Musical Movement for Toddlers

10:15, Mon 30 Jan

Blackrock Library, Main Street, Blackrock, Co. Dublin

Enjoy music, song, rhyme and movement with your toddler at this Musical Movements event with Carla Fazio.

It will take place on 09, 16, 23, 30 January, 06, 13 February and 06, 13, 20, 27 March in Blackrock Library.

The time is 10:15-11:00 for Ages 2-3 and 11:15-11:45 for Ages 18 months – 2 years.

Admission is free and no booking required, but there are only 15 places and they will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

events.dlrcoco.ie/event/musical-movements-carla-fazio-0

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Mon 30 Jan

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 30 Jan

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/

Early Modern Terrorism: an Introduction – History Lecture

17:00, Mon 30 Jan

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

The Trinity Centre for Early Modern History Seminar Series will continue with the lecture

“Early Modern Terrorism: an Introduction” by Robert Appelbaum (Uppsala University).

Admission is free.

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

China in the year of the Rooster – Talk

18:30 – 20:00, Mon 30 Jan

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

“Chinese New Year Celebration: China in the Year of the Rooster” is a public lecture that consists of three short talks about China or Chinese aspects related to the theme of the rooster. Speakers are Adrian Tien, Isabella Jackson and Heidi Wang-Kaeding from the Trinity Centre for Asian Studies.

Admission is free.

More information is on this PDF programme.

www.tcd.ie/Secretary/Communications/Noticeboard/data/38217.html

Italian Film Screening: Gli amici del bar Margherita

18:30, Mon 30 Jan

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

The Italian mvoie “Gli amici del bar Margherita” by director Pupi Avati will be screened in Italian with English subtitles.

“Bologna, 1954. The mythical Bar Margherita and its eccentric, male-only clientele provide the back-drop for the coming of age of the youthful and innocent Taddeo, who manages to secure a job as diver to Al, the mysterious and undisputed master of the Margherita. Taddeo acts as our witness and narrator to the many adventures originating from the cafe.”

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

www.iicdublino.esteri.it/iic_dublino/en/gli_eventi/calendario/2017/01/lunedi-al-cinema-gli-amici-del.html

Actualise Neurofeedback Training Clinic

19:30 – 21:00, Mon 30 Jan

School of Nursing and Human Sciences, Dublin City University, Glasnevin

Neurofeedback is neuroscientific intervention which is a way of changing the way your brain works. It does not involve anything invasive – it is based on learning. It is biofeedback for your brain, in which you learn to better control the way your brain works.

Two events will take place. The first one in DCU on Monday at 19:30 and the second one near UCD on Tuesday at 18:30 (listed as a separate event). Admission is free. But registration is required via the link below.

The company Actualise is inviting to these events and their Director Dr. Michael Keane will explaining what Neurofeedback Training is, how it works and its applications. There will also be an opportunity for questions and answers.

www.eventbrite.ie/o/actualise-neurofeedback-training-clinic-12774540180?ref=devg

Developing Detectors and Instruments for Astrophysics – Talk

20:00, Mon 30 Jan

Ely House, 8 Ely Place, Dublin 2

“Developing Detectors and Instruments for Astrophysics” by Prof. Lorraine Hanlon (UCD) is the next talk of the Irish Astronomical Society. The talk outlines the research programme conducted by the UCD Space Science group.

Admission is free.

www.irishastrosoc.org/events/events.htm

Drunkard’s Hiccups – Old Time String Band Music

20:00, Mon 30 Jan

Thomas House, 88 Thomas Street, Dublin 8

This is a weekly gig with authentic old-time fiddle tunes and Appalachian music.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/drunkardshiccups/

Drunkard’s Hiccups – Old Time String Band Music

20:00, Mon 30 Jan

Thomas House, 88 Thomas Street, Dublin 8

This is a weekly gig with authentic old-time fiddle tunes and Appalachian music.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/drunkardshiccups/

Song Cycle

20:00, Mon 30 Jan

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 30 Jan

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 30 Jan

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 30 Jan

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 30 Jan

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 30 Jan

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 30 Jan

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

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

Admission is free.

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

Tuesday 31 Jan

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Dublin Chinese New Year Festival

09:00, Tue 31 Jan

Dublin (various locations)

The Dublin Chinese New Year Festival will take place from 28 Jan – 12 Feb and the New Year actually starts on Satruday 28 January. There are a number of free events in connection with the Dublin Chinese New Year Festival and they are listed separately in this Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events).

All events and the full schedule can be found here: www.dublinchinesenewyear.com/festival-programme/

www.dublinchinesenewyear.com

Lean, Productivity and Continuous Improvement Summit

09:00 – 17:00, Tue 31 Jan

CityWest Hotel Conference & Event Centre, Saggart, Co. Dublin

The “Lean, Productivity and Continuous Improvement Summit” will take place in the Citywest Exhibition centre. There will be talks and exhibitors. The topic/theme is quite wide reaching and you might want to check the website to see if it really interests you before you go there.

Admission is free, but registration is required via www.leanandproductivity.com/register/

leanandproductivity.com

PR for SMEs – Seminar

09:00 – 10:30, Tue 31 Jan

Invent, Dublin City University, Collins Avenue, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

This seminar with communciations and marketing consultant Conor Quinn covers the following topics:

How PR benefits your business
Creating a PR campaign on the cheap
Integrating PR into your Content Marketing Strategy
The importance of telling a good story
Why every company is a media company.
and a lot more. The full list is on the Eventbrite site below, where you need to register for this free seminar.

www.eventbrite.ie/e/pr-for-smes-tickets-31286237980?ref=devg

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Tue 31 Jan

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

Low priced books with free delivery!

13:00, Tue 31 Jan

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!

La Peinture Realiste – Art Talk

13:15 – 13:45, Tue 31 Jan

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

Dara McElligott will talk about Thomas Couture’s ‘La Peinture Réaliste’.

Admission is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/en/whatson/Talks/Pop-up_Talks2017/Jan_31.aspx

“My Favourites” – Dublin City Walking Tour

14:00 – 16:00, Tue 31 Jan

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/

Storytime (Age 3-7)

15:00 – 15:30, Tue 31 Jan

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

“Storytime sessions with Fionnuala Griffin” for 3-7 year olds will take place every Tuesday from 17 Jan until end of March.

Fionnuala Griffin has over fifteen years experience working as a children’s entertainer and has a background in arts and drama.

Admission is free and no booking necessary.

events.dlrcoco.ie/event/storytime-fionnuala-griffin-0

Introduction to Raspberry Pi and Arduino

18:00 – 20:00, Tue 31 Jan

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

Did you ever want to try your hand at programming a robot, controlling your house from your phone or simply flashing some lights? This workshop will give you taste of how inputs and outputs on small computers such as the Raspberry Pi and Arduino, can be used to create smart solutions to everyday problems.

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

www.eventbrite.ie/e/getting-started-with-raspberry-pi-arduino-dlr-lexicon-tickets-27735611962?ref=devg

Tuesday Night Table Tennis

18:00 – 00:00, Tue 31 Jan

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

This is a 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/BuskersOnTheBall/

Actualise Neurofeedback Training Clinic

18:30 – 20:00, Tue 31 Jan

Bank of Ireland “Workbench”, Montrose (opposite UCD), Stillorgan Road, Dublin 4

Neurofeedback is neuroscientific intervention which is a way of changing the way your brain works. It does not involve anything invasive – it is based on learning. It is biofeedback for your brain, in which you learn to better control the way your brain works.

Two events will take place. The first one in DCU on Monday at 19:30 (listed as a separate event) and the second one near UCD on Tuesday at 18:30 . Admission is free. But registration is required via the link below.

The company Actualise is inviting to these events and their Director Dr. Michael Keane will explaining what Neurofeedback Training is, how it works and its applications. There will also be an opportunity for questions and answers.

www.eventbrite.ie/o/actualise-neurofeedback-training-clinic-12774540180?ref=devg

Chinese Eating – A cultural perspective – Talk

18:30, Tue 31 Jan

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

The talk “Chinese Eating and Drinking: A Linguistic and Cultural Perspective” will take place. Admission is free, but booking is required here.

Dr Adrian Tien (Sam Lam Associate Professor in Chinese Studies and Programme Director of MPhil Chinese Studies at the Trinity Centre for Asian Studies, Trinity College Dublin) will look at how the chinese language treats chinese eating.

www.dublinchinesenewyear.com/event/chinese-eating-and-drinking-a-linguistic-and-cultural-perspective/

The Dublin Language Exchange – Meetup

19:00, Tue 31 Jan

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 31 Jan

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 31 Jan

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 31 Jan

Arthur’s Pub, 28 Thomas Street, Dublin 8

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

Admision is free.

www.facebook.com/ArthursPub

Shipstern Open Session – Open Mic

20:00 – 22:00, Tue 31 Jan

The Bowery, 196 Rathmines Road Lower, Rathmines, Dublin 6

The Shipstern Open Session is the Open Mic night in the Bowery in Rathmines. A weekly event where everyone is invited to take part, sing, play an instrument of even tell some jokes. And anybody who will perform on stage will get a cocktail voucher. Sometimes even big names come in to try out their new material.

The night is hosted by Cian from the tband MKAI.

thebowery.ie/calander/

Ukulele Tuesday – Jam&Gig

20:00 – 22:00, Tue 31 Jan

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 31 Jan

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 31 Jan

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 31 Jan

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 31 Jan

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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Imbolc – NOT the first day of spring!

08:00, Wed 01 Feb

Dublin (various locations)

Today is “Imbolc”, a celtic festival that is usually described as the first day of Spring and if you are a Celt or a Pagan, you can celebrate the start of Spring today. I am sure that for you 01 November is the first day of the year (That’s how the Celts did it!). And a new days starts for you undoubtedly at Dusk/Sunset and NOT at midnight!

If you are NOT a celt or pagan, then you are like most of us for whom the Seasons now are defined by their meteorological aspects and based on Meteorology, 01 February is NOT the first day of Spring, instead, we will start that season on 01 March. (In the rest of Europe Spring starts on 21 March at Equinox, but let’s try to leave that complication out of it. ;-) )

If you have kids in primary school or if you can think back to your days in school, you might remember that primary school teachers in Ireland still confuse kids by incorrectly and stubbornly teaching them that Spring starts on 01 February despite Met Eireann’s desperate attempts for years and years to correct that as you can see here: www.met.ie/education/pdfs_eng/YP%20Fun%20Facts%20Seasons.pdf

Dublin Chinese New Year Festival

09:00, Wed 01 Feb

Dublin (various locations)

The Dublin Chinese New Year Festival will take place from 28 Jan – 12 Feb and the New Year actually starts on Satruday 28 January. There are a number of free events in connection with the Dublin Chinese New Year Festival and they are listed separately in this Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events).

All events and the full schedule can be found here: www.dublinchinesenewyear.com/festival-programme/

www.dublinchinesenewyear.com

Free Wednesday – Free Entrance to OPW Heritage Sites

09:00, Wed 01 Feb

Various heritage locations in Dublin

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

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

In the past Kilmainham Gaol (the most popular site) was also on that list, but it was removed some months ago and is sorely missed.

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

www.heritageireland.ie/

Growing China-Ireland Relations through innovation in ICT

09:00 – 12:30, Wed 01 Feb

Westbury Hotel, Clarendon Street, Dublin 2

The Dublin Chinese New Year Festival is the trigger for this business seminar by the Ireland China Business Association (ICBA). Ireland has attracted most of the leading global technology companies in the ICT field and China’s 13th 5-year plan (adopted March 2016) opens up significant opportunities for new and innovative partnerships between China and Ireland in this field.

Leading technology companies presenting at this event include Huawei, OpenJaw Technologies, Atlantic Bridge, Cubic Telecom and Know Your Customer. H.E. Ambassador Paul Kavanagh will provide a Chinese New Year address.

Admission is free, but booking is required here.

www.dublinchinesenewyear.com/event/growing-china-ireland-relations-through-innovation-in-ict/

Creative Den Drawing Session – Rua Red

11:00, Wed 01 Feb

Rua Red, South Dublin Arts Centre, Tallaght, D24

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

ruared.ie/

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Wed 01 Feb

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

National Small Business Showcase

12:30 – 18:00, Wed 01 Feb

RDS, Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

The Small Firms Association (SFA) invites to the SFA National Small Business Showcase on Wednesday in the Serpentine Hall (Hall 3) of the RDS.

As a showcase of positivity, this event will highlight the entrepreneurship, innovation and achievements of small enterprises in Ireland. The exhibiting companies are all finalists in the SFA National Small Business Awards 2017. This event offers a great networking opportunity to build relationships with award winning companies in a positive environment.

There will be a ‘SFA Speaker’s Corner’ where a series of short presentations will be delivered throughout the day.

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

www.sfa.ie/IBEC/Events.nsf/wvSFAAwardsPages/Event~sfa-national-small-business-showcase-01-02-2017?OpenDocument

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Wed 01 Feb

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/

Moïra Fowley-Doyle talks young adult fiction and popular literature

13:00 – 14:00, Wed 01 Feb

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

The Popular Literature Lunchtime Lecture Series, hosted by the School of English at Trinity College Dublin, is a series of free public lectures from Irish and international experts on all sorts of popular literature – romance, crime, horror, children’s literature, and more.

On Wednesday Young Adult author Moïra Fowley-Doyle talks young adult fiction and popular literature with Dr Jane Carroll (TCD).

Admission is free.

www.tcd.ie/trinitylongroomhub/events/details/2017/2016-17pop-lit-series.php

Curators Talk – IMMA

13:15 – 14:00, Wed 01 Feb

Irish Museum of Modern Art, Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin 8

IMMA’s curators will invite to a talk series about the current exhibitions.

The first event will be on Wednesday: Sarah Glennie (Direcotr IMMA) will talk about

“Duncan Campbell, The Welfare of Tomás Ó Hallissy”

Admission is free.

www.imma.ie/en/page_237195.htm

Viking Homes and Gardens – Talk

15:00, Wed 01 Feb

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

“Viking Homes and Gardens” with Matthew Jebb is the next talk in the National Botanic Gardens.

The Viking House in the National Botanic Garden was built in 2014 and provides a highlight to the Garden tours providing an inspiration for sustainability and Dublin’s heritage. Matthew Jebb explains the science behind the reconstruction. Our knowledge of the first Dubliners, is a thrilling story of archaeological detective work and what this tells us about life in the capital city from its earliest beginnings will also be discussed in this talk.

Admission is free.

www.botanicgardens.ie/news/events.htm#1Feb

Storytime (Age 3-7)

15:30 – 16:00, Wed 01 Feb

Stillorgan Library, St. Laurence’s Park, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin

“Storytime sessions with Fionnuala Griffin” for 3-7 year olds will take place on 01 Feb.

Fionnuala Griffin has over fifteen years experience working as a children’s entertainer and has a background in arts and drama.

Admission is free and registration is not required, but there are only 30 places.

events.dlrcoco.ie/event/monthly-storytelling-fionnuala-griffin

Reflections on the Columban Order – Lecture

16:00, Wed 01 Feb

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

Trinity Centre for Contemporary Irish History Seminar Series continues with the lecture “Writing History from Within: Reflections on the Columban Order” by Dr Neill Collins.

Admission is free.

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

Havana International Language Exchange

16:30 – 19:30, Wed 01 Feb

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

St. Brigid’s Day Workshop

18:30 – 19:45, Wed 01 Feb

Dundrum Library, Upper Churchtown Road, Dundrum

A St. Brigid’s Day workshop with artist Brigid O’Brien will take place in Dundrum.

St Brigid was a woman renowned for generosity, practicality and creativity. She is celebrated on 1st February. Using fabric and imagination, create Bríd Óg’s (Traditional dolls made for St Brigid’s Day). The workshop is suitable for young and old.

Admission is free, but registration is required via dundrumlib@dlrcoco.ie or 01-2985000.

events.dlrcoco.ie/event/st-brigids-day-workshop-artist-brigid-obrien

Beyond Leaving – Perspective on Irish emigration and return migration – Talk

19:00, Wed 01 Feb

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

Beyond Leaving is an exhibition from Mon 14 Nov to Mar 2017 in the National Photographic Archive in Temple Bar and the lecture “Beyond Leaving-a perspective on current Irish emigration and return migration” with the curator David Monahan will take place on Wednesday.

David Monahan’s “Beyond Leaving” is the documentation of the departures of over 120 people in 2010 as they left Ireland after the global financial crash. Now, some years later, Monahan has taken a closer look at a small group of these people working in collaboration with them through photography, Skype conversation and video. This show tries to describe and understand the distance between expectation and reality for the current Irish emigrants. Admission to the exhibition is free.

Admission to the Talk on Wednesday is also free and no booking is required.

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

Gan Bei Wednesday – Ireland China Business Meet-up

19:00, Wed 01 Feb

The Bath Pub, 26 Bath Avenue, Sandymount, Dublin 4

Come to this Meet-up of the Ireland China Business Association to celebrate the Year of the Rooster with an evening of great company, food and live music.

Gan Bei Wednesday is a casual get together for the Irish and Chinese business community to network together and discuss all things China. A complimentary drink and slice of pizza for all guests will be provided.

Admission is free, but booking is required here.

www.dublinchinesenewyear.com/event/gan-bei-wednesday-3/

Mars & Venus Watch

19:00, Wed 01 Feb

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

Mars and Venus will be well visible this week and Astronomy Ireland are setting up the most powerful telescopes to show you both of these amazing sights at their Mars & Venus Watch.

Admission is free.

www.astronomy.ie/marsvenus2017.php

Brand New Switcheroo – Roots Gig

20:00, Wed 01 Feb

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

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

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

Anseo Comedy Club

20:30, Wed 01 Feb

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 01 Feb

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 01 Feb

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 01 Feb

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 01 Feb

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

Jailbreak Sessions

21:30, Wed 01 Feb

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

Jailbreak Sessions is a monthly Open Mic session in the Patriot’s Inn.

Admission is free.

dublinsessions.ie/the-patriots-inn/

Trad Session

21:30, Wed 01 Feb

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).

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RDS Economic Vision 2020: Dr Catherine Day

07:30 – 09:00, Thu 02 Feb

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

Dr Catherine Day, Former Secretary General of the EU Commission will present her vision of Ireland’s relationship and role with the EU leading up to 2020. In particular, she will discuss the issues affecting Ireland in a post Brexit Europe and will highlight the opportunities that exist for Ireland as well as the challenges that result from Brexit. Dr Day will also discuss the importance of investing in education to ensure our economic future.

Admission is free. Registration begins at 07:15 and breakfast will be served from 07:30.

www.rds.ie/Whats-On/Event/28111

Dublin Chinese New Year Festival

09:00, Thu 02 Feb

Dublin (various locations)

The Dublin Chinese New Year Festival will take place from 28 Jan – 12 Feb and the New Year actually starts on Satruday 28 January. There are a number of free events in connection with the Dublin Chinese New Year Festival and they are listed separately in this Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events).

All events and the full schedule can be found here: www.dublinchinesenewyear.com/festival-programme/

www.dublinchinesenewyear.com

Picture Clinic – National Gallery

10:00 – 12:00, Thu 02 Feb

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

During the “Picture Clinic” the National Gallery Curators appraise paintings, prints and drawings brought into the Gallery.

This is a free service that was provided monthly for many years, but the Picture Clinic in February is the LAST Picture Clinic in the National Gallery. The Picture Clinic will be discontinued and you will have to go to fine art auction houses to find out the value of your art work from now on.

Admission is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/en/whatson/PictureClinic/February_Picture_Clinic.aspx

Notebook Binding – Workshop

10:30 – 12:30, Thu 02 Feb

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

Springtime notebook binding for adults with Declan Hurley will take place in Dun Laoghaire.

Artist Declan Hurley will lead the workshop in illustration and bookbinding. Drawing from a vast collection of materials, participants will create their own spring-themed notebooks. Poetry, recipes, and images between the leaves will bring their creations to life and afterwards these self-bound creations will continue to grow.

Admission is free, but there are only 10 places and booking is required via dlrlexicon@dlrcoco.ie

events.dlrcoco.ie/event/springtime-notebook-binding-adults-declan-hurley-0

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Thu 02 Feb

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 02 Feb

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

Catching the Spirit of Chinese Art – Talk

13:10, Thu 02 Feb

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

Chinese art is exotic for us Westerners, probably because it has radically different aesthetics.

In this talk, John Blair and Jerusha McCormack are looking at Chinese Art by comparing it with Chinese civilization.

Admission is free.

www.dublinchinesenewyear.com/event/catching-the-spirit-of-chinese-art/

Yeats 2017: Public Tour of the Yeats Exhibition

14:00, Thu 02 Feb

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

A free tour of the exhibition “Yeats: The Life and Works of William Butler Yeats” will take place on Thursday. 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

Little Museum of Dublin – Free Admission Thursday

18:00 – 20:00, Thu 02 Feb

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/

A Chinatown for Dublin? – Discussion

18:30, Thu 02 Feb

Belvedere House at Belvedere College, Great Denmark Street, Dublin 1

What value would an officially-designated Chinatown bring to Dublin? Google Maps has designated Dublin’s Parnell Street as Dublin’s Chinatown district because there is a higher concentration of Asian businesses and restaurants in this area. Should the Google designation be adopted officially?

Dr Ziene Mottiar (lecturer in Tourism Entrepreneurship, DIT), Kieran Rose (Senior Planner, Dublin City Council), Lorcan O’Connor (Director at Carroll’s Irish Gifts) and James O’Brien (campaigner, Make Chinatown Dublin Official) discuss how Dublin and the Chinese community might benefit from such an initiative and consider some of the potential pitfalls.

The panel will be chaired by Hazel Chu, Head of Brand and Corporate Communications at Diageo.

Admission is free, but registration is required here.

www.dublinchinesenewyear.com/event/a-chinatown-for-dublin/

Aspects of intercultural communication between Italy and Asia – Book Launch

18:30, Thu 02 Feb

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

“Aspects of intercultural communication between Italy and Asia” is a book by Roberto Bertoni (in English) and it will be launched at this event. The book is inspired by an interest in Asia, multiculturalism, globalization, hybridization, and intercultural communication and transmission. The book includes chapters on Italian perceptions of South Korea and Singapore, Italian intellectuals travellers to China since the 1950s, some Western varieties of Buddhism, and a number of intercultural literary texts.

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

www.iicdublino.esteri.it/iic_dublino/en/gli_eventi/calendario/2017/02/aspects-of-intercultural-communication.html

CV Writing Skills – Career Mentoring Talk

18:30 – 19:30, Thu 02 Feb

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

The Business Information Centre in the Central Library invites to “Career Mentoring & Coaching”, a series of four free events in February with Ilaria Dondero, Career & Life Coaching.

The series is suitable for anyone looking for career advice, career change, career development or career transitional opportunities in 2017. Support will be provided to help you advance your career with a host of tools and resources including group discussions.

+ CV Writing Skills, A Talk – Thursday, 02 February 18:30-19:30
+ CV Writing Skills, Group Mentoring & Coaching Discussion – Thursday, 09 February 18:30-19:30
+ Interview Skills Techniques, A Talk -Thursday, 16 February 18:30-19:30
+ Interview Skills Techniques Group Mentoring & Coaching Discussion – Thursday, 23 February 18:30-19:30

Admission is free, but booking is required via 01 873 3996 or businesslibrary@dublincity.ie

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

Tour for the hard of hearing – National Gallery

18:30 – 19:00, Thu 02 Feb

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

A free tour of the collection and current exhibitions for people who are hard of hearing will take place in the National Gallery.

No booking necessary. Meet at the Millennium Wing Information Desk.

www.nationalgallery.ie/whatson/Tours/Hard_of_Hearing/Hard_Hearing_2Feb.aspx

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

19:00 – 21:00, Thu 02 Feb

Spire, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

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

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

www.dublincitywalkingtours.com/

New to Dublin? Dublin Expats Meeting

19:00, Thu 02 Feb

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday Night Board Gaming

19:00, Thu 02 Feb

Robert Read Bar, 19 Store Street, Dublin 1

This is a weekly Board Gaming for everybody who like to meet up and play with similarly interested people. Games will be provided.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/IGAGamesNights/

A Clairette de Die seminar and tasting

19:30, Thu 02 Feb

Liquor Rooms, 7 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

The students of Lycée Hôtelier de l’Hermitage are running a seminar and presentation on Clairette de Die along with a cocktail tasting in the Liquor Rooms on Thursday.

theliquorrooms.com/event/les-bulles-en-folie-a-clairette-de-die-seminar-and-tasting/?instance_id=291

Dublin Jam Session – Open Jam

19:30 – 22:30, Thu 02 Feb

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/

KIN + Liam McCabe – Good Name Gigs

20:00, Thu 02 Feb

The Bernard Shaw, 12 Richmond Street South, Dublin 8

The Good Name Collective invite to a gig on Thursday with filmmakers KIN and musician and storyteller Liam McCabe.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/338758903190758/

Table Quiz Thursday – Grand Social

20:00 – 23:00, Thu 02 Feb

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

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

Admission is free.

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

Old Hannah / Wire & Wool – Gigs

21:00, Thu 02 Feb

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

The bands Old Hannah and Wire & Wool are playing folk, country, roots, bluegrass and more.

Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/old-hannah-wire-wool

Singer Songwriter Night – Mother Reilly’s

21:00, Thu 02 Feb

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 02 Feb

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 02 Feb

The International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

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

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

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

www.international-bar.com/jazz/

Left, Right & Centre – Blues+Soul

21:30, Thu 02 Feb

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 02 Feb

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 02 Feb

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 02 Feb

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 Chinese New Year Festival

09:00, Fri 03 Feb

Dublin (various locations)

The Dublin Chinese New Year Festival will take place from 28 Jan – 12 Feb and the New Year actually starts on Satruday 28 January. There are a number of free events in connection with the Dublin Chinese New Year Festival and they are listed separately in this Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events).

All events and the full schedule can be found here: www.dublinchinesenewyear.com/festival-programme/

www.dublinchinesenewyear.com

CHQ Market

11:00, Fri 03 Feb

CHQ Building, Customs House Quay, Dublin 1

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

Admission is free.

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

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Fri 03 Feb

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 03 Feb

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 03 Feb

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

Little Book of Bad Endings – Workshop for children

15:00 – 16:30, Fri 03 Feb

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

“The Little Book of Bad Endings” workshop for children with artist Declan Hurley will take place on Friday.

What happens if the rabbit never finds his hat? What happens if the team never wins a game?What happens if the bad guys win? Life is full of little failures.Some can make us laugh. Some can make us cry. In this workshop, participants will create, write, illustrate, and bind their own mini book. The possibilities are endless, except for one rule, no happy endings!

There will be only 12 places for ages 8-12 years. Admission is free, but booking is required via dlrlexiconlib@dlrcoco.ie or 01 2801147.

events.dlrcoco.ie/event/little-book-bad-endings-workshop-children-artist-declan-hurley

Writer & Filmmaker Philippe Claudel – Interview

18:30, Fri 03 Feb

Alliance Francaise, 1 Kildare Street, Dublin 2

Writer, essayist, playwright and filmmaker Philippe Claudel will be in the Alliance Francaise for an exclusive interview moderated by Loic Guyon, Head of the Department of French Studies at Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick.

The interview will focus on his career and his most recent works and be followed by a Q&A with the audience. His film “Il y a longtemps que je t’aime” will be screened in the IFI on Saturday.

Admission to the Interview is free, but booking is requried via the website below.

afdublin.extranet-aec.com/events/detail/154

Cornucopia – Live Music

19:30 – 21:30, Fri 03 Feb

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 03 Feb

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.

On Friday the Donal Kirk Band will play their gig.

www.stillorganorchard.com/specials/

Off The Wall – Gig

21:00, Fri 03 Feb

The Bowery, 196 Rathmines Road Lower, Rathmines, Dublin 6

“Off The Wall” is a group of well seasoned musicians and industry professionals that have worked with famous acts like Prince, Lisa Hannigan, Jape, James Vincent McMorrow, Wallis Bird, Mundy, Jerry Fish, Cathy Davey, Katherine Jenkins, Declan O’Rourke, New Dublin Voices.

They will be playing Rock Pop and Funk covers spanning the last 4 decades.

Admission is free.

thebowery.ie/calander/

The Happiness Showcase – Gig

21:00, Fri 03 Feb

Liquor Rooms, 7 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

The band “The Happiness” will play a gig in the Liquor Rooms.

Admission is free.

theliquorrooms.com/event/the-happiness-showcase/?instance_id=292

The Untouchables – Gig

21:30, Fri 03 Feb

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

The Untouchables are a 4-piece band playing blues/rock/pop. They will be in the Patriot’s Inn for a gig on Friday.

Admission is free.

dublinsessions.ie/the-patriots-inn/

Events Coming Up

Dublin Mountains Partnership – Guided Walks

14+21+29 January + 04 Feb

Every month the Dublin Mountain Partnership runs free guided walks in the Dublin Mountains often on some Saturdays or Sundays, but also on other days 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 January walks will be on 14+21+29 January and in February on 04 Feb.

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

Not free, but interesting nevertheless:

Temple Bar Trad Fest: 25-29 January

Bride of the Year Show; 28+29 January

Holiday World Show: 27-29 January

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This is odd

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

Snobbery in Dublin stops people from getting lower priced groceries!

Once upon a time I was forced to buy my groceries in Superquinn. That was even before Tesco was in Ireland and before Aldi and Lidl arrived. Then I remember the week the first Aldi in Parnell Street opened. There were queues outside the shop and inside you couldn’t use a trolley because we had to walk through the shops like ducks in a row because there were soooo many people inside.

Nearly every Aldi and Lidl in Dublin (and there are MANY now) is busy and the market share of the two shop chains keeps growing, but there are some people who still think that they are too good to shop in Aldi and Lidl. But this snobbery is crumbling when you experience the high quality goods for SIGNIFICANTLY lower prices than others charge.

Oddly, though, when it comes to setting up new shops, some parts of Dublin are still totally against an Aldi or Lidl in their neighbourhood and I don’t believe for a minute that this is because of the dying village centres (they are already dead since Centra, Spar and Starbucks took over) or because of the REAL traffic increase. Maybe the PERCEIVED increase and this always reminds me of the stupid idea that Fingal County had when they limited the opening hours if Ikea near Ballymun and tried to force the shop to charge for parking during peak hours to avoid that looming traffic chaos that would bring the M50 to a stand still. Nothing like that ever happened and Ikea luckily was able to change the Fingal County rules.

So it is either a total misjudgement regarding traffic OR it is snobbery and I think ultimately it is the snobbery that is the reason for the NOs in Castleknock and Clonsilla that is described in this article www.thejournal.ie/lidl-2-3201010-Jan2017/

By the way, both Aldi and Lidl have managed to create pretty and very well integrated shops in some areas, so the look of the shops is not a good enough reason anymore to reject them.

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Please note: The Dublin Event Guide (for Free Event) is not related or connected to the long gone fortnightly printed publication “the event guide” that you found until December 2008 in pubs and other venues.
Copyright 2017 by Joerg Steegmueller.
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