Dublin Event Guide 506: Dublin Flea Market, Free Wednesday, Lots of gigs

February 25th, 2017
DEG Dublin Event Guide (for free events)

No. 506 | 24 February 2017

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Hi all!

I did something very very bold last night. Friends had invited me to come for dinner, I hadn’t seen them for quite some time and therefore decided to go. It was a great evening, but you know what the consequence is. The consequence is unfortunately that we all suffer because everything is running soooo late. I know it was irresponsible to go out. ;-) But you know, sometimes writing the Dublin Event Guide is a big chore and I need to break out a bit. There are lots of events in this current version, but a LOT more will have to be added. I focused for this current version a bit more on Saturday event and parked the weekday events to be added later, so I hope that will work and won’t interfere with your Saturday tooo much.

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!!! ;-)

I am posting this Dublin Event Guide again in two stages, but the first stage is already super super late because again I couldn’t keep my eyes open last night- :-( The two stages are: 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!

This week the Feel Good Slot comes with a video clip. It is not a cat video, no, it is even cuter! A Panda video! :-) 131mio people saw it on Facebook. 131mio!!! This YouTube version has been seen by less, but since YouTube is accessible even if you don’t use Facebook, I am posting the You Tube link:

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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 suggest the Dublin Flea Market and the Free Wednesday should get your attention. But also check the vast amount of gigs. There is lots happening in Dublin.

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Competitions

Bronte by Polly Teale – Theatre – Ticket Competition

06-11 March – 19:30
Smock Alley Theatre, Exchange Street Lower, Temple Bar, Dublin 8

The Smock Alley Theatre is featuring “Bronte by Polly Teale” from Mon 06 – Sat 11 March.

“Destined to lonesome, isolated lives in the English countryside, three sisters (Emily, Charlotte and Anne) face their brothers decline into alcoholism and insanity. As chaos descends on the household the sisters begin to write, creating works of art that would reach the hearts of millions and span centuries.”

Illustrated Productions is presenting the Irish premiere of Polly Teale’s evocative and imaginative play about the Brontë sisters in this new play.

Find more details here: www.smockalley.com/bronte/

Via the same website you can book tickets for EUR 15/12 and EUR 10 or the Preview on 06 March.

After the dates in the Smock Alley Theatre, the production will move to the Mill Theatre in Dundrum with performances from 16-18 March.

Louise O’Meara, the producer of the play, has made a pair of tickets for the performance on Tuesday 07 March in the Smock Alley Theatre available for a competition. If you would like to win, you have to send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with BRONTE in the subject line of the mail and with your name and mobile phone number in the body of the mail. The mail has to be with my by 14:00 on Thursday 02 March. Please ONLY enter if you will be available on 07 March!!

www.smockalley.com/bronte/

Ireland’s Got Curves – Ticket Competition

Sun 09 April – 11:00-16:00
ALSAA Dublin, Old Airport Road, Dublin Airport, Co. Dublin (next to RED Car Park)

On 09 April everything Plus Size will come together for the “Ireland’s Got Curves” event near the airport. There will be Fashion Shows, Workshops, Demos, Guest Speakers, Pop-up Shops, Awards, Entertainment for women of all sizes and shapes from Size 12 and above.

Tickets will be EUR 10 but the Early Bird Ticket Sale has started and if you buy already now you only pay EUR 5 via the Eventbrite site here.

To spread the word, the organisers have made some tickets available for a competition in the Dublin Event Guide and they have asked me to give a pair of tickets away every week from now until the event. So this will be an ongoing competition for a little while with a deadline every Thursday at 13:00 until I run out of tickets. ;-)
To enter the competition send a mail with subject IRLELANDCURVES to dublineventguide@gmail.com and out your full name and mobile phone number in the body of the mail. You can re-enter the competition every week if you haven’t won in the previous week.

www.facebook.com/irelandsgotcurves

Society and her Anxiety – Theatre – Winner

23 Feb – 21:30
Smock Alley Theatre, Exchange Street Lower, Temple Bar, Dublin 8

The Smock Alley Theatre is inviting to their “Scene + Heard” Festival. Scene + Heard is a festival of new work across live performance genres : Music / Dance/ Theatre / Comedy / Spoken Word and it runs from 14 Feb – 04 Mar. The full programme is here: www.smockalley.com/sceneheard-programme/

“Society and her Anxiety” is a theatre show in the second week of the festival and it is produced by Olivia Haran:
Have you ever found yourself in a conversation you don’t want to be in? Have you ever found yourself standing in a queue to nowhere or found yourself praying for that promotion? This show will be your guide into society’s anxieties.
Written, directed and performed by The Banjaxed Clowns; Peter James Melrose, Hannah Colgan, Aoife Honohan and Séan McGillicuddy.

Tickets are EUR 12/10 for this show and you can buy them here.

Olivia has a pair of tickets for a Dublin Event Guide reader and the winner was Brianna Turner. Congratulations!

www.smockalley.com/

Promote your product or event through a competition!

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

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

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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!!

When you buy books online, buy them from Book Depository or from Amazon and use these links to go to the website:

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When you click on the link and then buy, your books/products/holidays etc cost exactly the same as if you went to the website directly. But if you go via the links above, the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) will get 5-8% of what you spend as a commission. That’s not a lot, but if you and lots of other people used that link every time, it would amount to a fair amount of crucially important money. Use the links often, actually EVERY time you buy from the relevant site, not just once!

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 six 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 managed to raise EUR 1120. About 300 Euro of that will go to the charities and the rest will just cover the Dublin Event Guide cost for about 3.5 months. So your help is STILL 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”.

Recycling in Ireland – There is hope!

To get people to recycling correctly in Ireland is STILL a struggle, so many years after the introduction of recycling bins and brown bins etc. I know people who still refuse to recycle and living in an apartment I see all the time how in common bins, where no one can identify the culprits easily, the recycling contamination happens every day. All this is not helped by the fact that recycling is visible in our world, instead we regularly read how recycling waste from Ireland is found in far away countries NOT recycled.

But there is hope!! Thejournal.ie ran a poll on Friday asking if people should be fined for putting the wrong rubbish in their green bin. And out of approx. 10,000 answers the YES side got 71%. That shows a good level of passionate recyclers who can’t understand how anybody could accidentally or – even worse – intentionally get it wrong.

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

Dublin Bus Present for 30 Year Olds

If you are born in 1987 you should hurry over to www.dublinbus30club.com/ because Dublin Bus wants to give a present to the first 1000 who apply for it. They will get a 5 Day Dublin Bus Rambler ticket with a notebook, a pen, a balloon and a badge and 10 randomly selected birthday children will even get a 30 Day Rambler Ticket.

(How will check your birthdate? Through the highly reliable method (Not!!) of taking it from your Facebook Profile.)

Check it out if you are as old as Dublin Bus!

Opportunities

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

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ONLINE TICKETING SYSTEMS: WHAT YOU NEED TO CONSIDER
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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/

The Typographic Dante

10 Feb – 02 April – (Mon-Fri 09:00-17:00, Sat+Sun 14:00-17:00, Closed bank holiday weekends)

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

The Divine Comedy is a poem by Dante Alighieri. Written between 1308 and 1320, it describes Dante’s journey through Hell, Purgatory and Paradise, and, at a deeper level, represents the souls journey towards God. The Typographic Dante is a series of typographic illustrations created as a response to this unfolding narrative. Each of the 34 Cantos is illustrated typographically and each book of the Divine Comedy has a different typographic style.

Admission is free.

www.nationalprintmuseum.ie/the-typographic-dante/

Saturday 25 Feb

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Car Boot Sales – Tallaght

08:00 – 12:00, Sat 25 Feb

Tallaght Stadium, Whitestown Way, Tallaght, Co. Dublin

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

www.irishcarboot.ie/

Honest2Goodness Food Market

09:30 – 16:00, Sat 25 Feb

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 25 Feb

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 25 Feb

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 25 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

Belgard Weekend Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 25 Feb

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

Dublin City Hall – Free Admission

10:00 – 17:15, Sat 25 Feb

City Hall, Dame Street, Dublin 2

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

To celebrate the Easter Rising Anniversary, admission to that exhibititon was free in 2016, but lucky for us, Dublin City decided to also waive the admission charge for 2017.

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

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

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 25 Feb

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 25 Feb

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 25 Feb

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 25 Feb

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/

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Sat 25 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

Ha’penny Flea Market

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 25 Feb

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/

Humans Need Not Apply – Science Gallery Exhibition

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 25 Feb

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

The exhibition “Humans Need Not Apply” (10 Feb – 14 May) in the Science Gallery is looking at the influence robots will have on our society, on our lives and on jobs. How will robots replace humans? How can robots be creative? And is automation maybe going too far?

About 27 exhibits will ask and answer these questions. When you come into the exhibition space in the Science Gallery the little desk lamp robot Pinokio will greet you with all its friendliness and curiosity (that’s MY interpretation of Pinokio’s behaviour). And the three Doppelgänger robots upstairs will move, even dance with you. But more robots and automation will also have possibly some negative effects and “The Great Disengagement” looks at how we human beings might rebel against robots when they have taken our jobs and more away.

The exhibition has many many facets and it is extremely interesting. There are fascinating and intriguing exhibits and maybe more unexpected ones like the “tickle robot”. I strongly recommend the exhibition and can definitely say that it is suitable for ALL ages, even younger kids can get something out of it.

Use the help of the amazing mediators, who can explain everything you see, especially if you don’t want to read all the explanations that are next to every exhibit.

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

Admission is free.

thegrid.ai/humans-need-not-apply/

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Sat 25 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/

Joe Chester – In-Store Gig

13:00, Sat 25 Feb

Tower Records Ireland, 7 Dawson Street, Dublin 2

Irish songwriter Joe Chester has launched his brand-new studio album The Easter Vigil and he will be in Tower Records to play some tracks from the album.

Admission is free.

www.towerrecords.ie/

Dürer – In Focus Tour

13:10, Sat 25 Feb

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

The In Focus Tour “Dürer” with Orla Ryan, Guide, Chester Beatty Library will take place.

Admission is free and meeting point is in the atrium of the Library.

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

“My Favourites” – Dublin City Walking Tour

14:00 – 16:00, Sat 25 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 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 25 Feb

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

Take a Trail Tour: Sprint Into Action!

14:15 – 16:30, Sat 25 Feb

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

At 14:15 and again at 15:30 you are invited to “Take a Trail” with a Museum Educator to find out more about the animals you’ll see in action in Ireland this Spring. (The National Museum should maybe correct their misconception that it is Spring already, but there is nothing wrong with already looking forward to Spring starting on 01 March! ;-) )

Admission is free and no booking required but places are limited. Suitable for Ages 8+

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=3192

Russian Classical Music for Children

15:00 – 16:00, Sat 25 Feb

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

“Emerging Artists at the Hugh Lane” is a Children’s Concert of Russian Classical Music.

Admission is free.

russianfestival.ie/festival-programme-2017/

Jazz Duo Libor Smoldas&Peter Moc + Guitarist John Caffrey – Concert

17:00 – 18:00, Sat 25 Feb

Kilternan School of Music, Enniskerry Road, Sandyford, Co. Dublin

A concert by Guitar Jazz Duo Peter Moc and Libor Smoldas together with classical guitar teacher and performer John Caffrey will take place.

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

www.eventbrite.ie/e/jazz-duo-libor-smoldaspeter-moc-featuring-classical-guitarist-john-caffrey-tickets-31640693165?ref=devg

Hold Up – Funk Gig

21:00, Sat 25 Feb

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

The Funk, Soul & Pop band “Hold Up” will play a gig in the Harbour Bar.

Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/hold-up1

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Sat 25 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.

www.stillorganorchard.com/specials/

Prison Love – Gig

21:00, Sat 25 Feb

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

Prison Love will play a gig at Sin E on Saturday with bluegrass, old timey, gospel and Cajun tunes.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/400209180333872/

The Solely Blues Club – Gig

21:00, Sat 25 Feb

Arthur’s Pub, 28 Thomas Street, Dublin 8

The Solely Blues Club is an open mic night of only the old time (pre1960) blues numbers (e.g. from Leadbelly, Skip James, Big Bill Broonzy, Bessie Smith, Odetta, WC Handy, Blind Wille Johnson etc) It is hosted by Slidin PK and The Band.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/215694735568719/

Watson ACE – Gig

21:00, Sat 25 Feb

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

Watson Ace a.k.a Colm Lynch will perform in the Bowery on Saturday.

Admission is free.

thebowery.ie/calander/

The Winters – Gig

21:30, Sat 25 Feb

Leeson Lounge, 148 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4

The Winters will play classic American Folk Music (blues, country, RnB, soul, Appalachian) at this gig.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/243251199460499/

Brass Tacks – Gig

22:30, Sat 25 Feb

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

The Brass Tacks are playing a gig in Whelan’s.

Admission is free until 22:30.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/live-from-the-window-w-brass-tacks-6/

Buffalo Sunn – Gig

22:30, Sat 25 Feb

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Buffalo Sunn will play a gig in the Midnight Hour slot.

Admission is free before 22:30

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/midnight-hour-w-buffalo-sunn-2/

The Se ducers – Wedding Band Showcase Gig

22:30, Sat 25 Feb

Clonsilla Inn, Weavers Road, Clonsilla, Dublin 15

The wedding band “The Sed ucers” will be in the Clonsilla Inn for a Showcase Gig.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1255567117898368/

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Car Boot Sales – Ballymun

08:00 – 13:00, Sun 26 Feb

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

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

Admission for buyers is free.

www.facebook.com/irishcarboot

Belgard Weekend Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 26 Feb

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

Dublin City Hall – Free Admission

10:00 – 17:15, Sun 26 Feb

City Hall, Dame Street, Dublin 2

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

To celebrate the Easter Rising Anniversary, admission to that exhibititon was free in 2016, but lucky for us, Dublin City decided to also waive the admission charge for 2017.

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

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

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 26 Feb

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, Sun 26 Feb

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 26 Feb

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 26 Feb

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 26 Feb

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

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

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

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/DublinFleaMarket/

Dun Laoghaire Market

11:00 – 16:00, Sun 26 Feb

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 26 Feb

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 26 Feb

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 26 Feb

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 26 Feb

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: Dots and Spots: The Terrace, St. Tropez

www.nationalgallery.ie/en/whatson/Families/Creative_Sundays/Creative_Corner_Feb26.aspx

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Sun 26 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

Blackrock Market

12:00 – 17:30, Sun 26 Feb

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 26 Feb

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

Humans Need Not Apply – Science Gallery Exhibition

12:00 – 18:00, Sun 26 Feb

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

The exhibition “Humans Need Not Apply” (10 Feb – 14 May) in the Science Gallery is looking at the influence robots will have on our society, on our lives and on jobs. How will robots replace humans? How can robots be creative? And is automation maybe going too far?

About 27 exhibits will ask and answer these questions. When you come into the exhibition space in the Science Gallery the little desk lamp robot Pinokio will greet you with all its friendliness and curiosity (that’s MY interpretation of Pinokio’s behaviour). And the three Doppelgänger robots upstairs will move, even dance with you. But more robots and automation will also have possibly some negative effects and “The Great Disengagement” looks at how we human beings might rebel against robots when they have taken our jobs and more away.

The exhibition has many many facets and it is extremely interesting. There are fascinating and intriguing exhibits and maybe more unexpected ones like the “tickle robot”. I strongly recommend the exhibition and can definitely say that it is suitable for ALL ages, even younger kids can get something out of it.

Use the help of the amazing mediators, who can explain everything you see, especially if you don’t want to read all the explanations that are next to every exhibit.

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

Admission is free.

thegrid.ai/humans-need-not-apply/

Magazine Fort – Guided Tour

12:00, Sun 26 Feb

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 12:00 and only 20 places are available.

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

Sunday at Noon – Classical Concerts

12:00 – 13:00, Sun 26 Feb

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 Duo Music with Lars Jansson, piano and Ronan Guilfoyle, bass

www.hughlane.ie/past-sunday-concerts/1670-sundaysnoonjansson-aguilfoyle

Equality Wedding Show

13:00 – 17:00, Sun 26 Feb

Davenport Hotel, Lower Merrion Street, Dublin 2

The National Equality Wedding Show with more than 30 wedding service providers showcasing their services is taking place on Sunday.

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

www.eventbrite.ie/e/dublins-equality-wedding-show-tickets-31093428281?ref=devg

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13:00, Sun 26 Feb

Dublin (various locations)

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Dublin Sketchers – Sunday Meet-up

14:00, Sun 26 Feb

Dublin (various locations)

The “Dublin Sketchers” is an informal group of (hobby) artists who go somewhere different in Dublin every Sunday (e.g. National Museum, Maritime Museum, Dublin Flea Market, Farmleigh, Botanic Gardens, Dublin Castle, Science Gallery, …), sketch for one to two hours and then meet up for coffee afterwards and discuss their sketches.

There are some hugely talented people among them and it is a great idea to meet up with others who have the same hobby. Find out on their website below or on their Facebook Page where they will meet and join them if you do some sketching/drawing yourself. I know that the Dublin Sketchers often use the Dublin Event Guide to find interesting free events and I am delighted to be able to help!

www.dublinsketchers.blogspot.com/

Hugh Lane Gallery – Guided Tour

14:00, Sun 26 Feb

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

Make your own Mini Magna Carta – Family Workshop

14:00 – 15:00, Sun 26 Feb

Christ Church Cathedral, Christchurch Place, Dublin 8

The “Make your own Mini Magna Carta” Family Workshop on Sunday will give you an opportunity to learn about the 800 year old Magna Carta, try out some of the designs used by 12th century monks and create your own unique list of rules to take home.

The event will be facilitated by Christ Church Cathedral & Chamber Choir Ireland, whose “A Letter of Rights” concert will take place at 19:30 in Christ Church Cathedral on the Sunday 26 February. More info via www.chamberchoirireland.com

Admission is free and no booking required. Suitable from Ages 8+

www.chamberchoirireland.com/

Stella Bass Jazz Trio

14:00 – 16:00, Sun 26 Feb

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 26 Feb

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 14:00. The Noel Dumont and band will perform a mix of jazz, soul and lounge music.

Admission is free.

www.bagotshutton.com/

Wedding Fair – Swords

14:00, Sun 26 Feb

Carnegie Court Hotel, North St, Swords, Co. Dublin

A wedding fair with complimentary cheese and wine reception and with a bridal fashion show and a variety of exhibitors will take place in Swords.

Admission is free.

www.carnegiecourthotel.com

Storytelling (3-7 years)

14:30, Sun 26 Feb

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

The National Print Museum invites children aged 3-7 to a storytelling session, featuring chilkdren’s books from the Museum’s Junior Library.

Admission is free and no booking required. Places will be allocated on first come, first served basis.

www.nationalprintmuseum.ie/visit-us/event-calendar/

Acoustic Karma – Gig

15:00 – 18:00, Sun 26 Feb

Blue Light Pub, Barnacullia, Stepaside. Co. Dublin

Acoustic rock ‘n’ roll band “Acoustic Karma” will play a gig in the Blue Light Pub.

Admission is free.

Breizheire – Breton Dancing Session

15:00 – 18:00, Sun 26 Feb

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

The Breton Dancing Sessions of Breizheire are taking place next on Sunday from 15:00. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1096497233795130/

Chester Beatty Library – Guided Tour

15:00, Sun 26 Feb

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

Insights into Caravaggio’s world from the Mahon Archive – Talk

15:00 – 15:45, Sun 26 Feb

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

“Insights into Caravaggio’s world from the Mahon Archive” is this week’s free Sunday talk with Leah Benson, Archivist at the National Gallery of Ireland. This talk is in association with the exhibition Beyond Caravaggio, open in the Beit Wing from 11 February 2017.

www.nationalgallery.ie/en/whatson/Talks/Sunday_Talks2017/Sunday_Feb26.aspx

Museum Tour – National Print Museum

15:00 – 16:30, Sun 26 Feb

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

Proclaiming a Republic: The 1916 Rising – Family Tour

15:00 – 15:45, Sun 26 Feb

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

This is a family friendly tour of the “Proclaiming a Republic: The 1916 Rising” exhibition in Collins Barrack, looking at some of the highlights of the Museum’s extensive Easter Week collection.

Admission is free and no booking required, places will be allocated on a first-come first served basis 15 minutes before the tour starts. Suitable for Adults & Children 7+

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=3213

Blues Got Soul – Gig

17:00 – 20:15, Sun 26 Feb

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.

Bal Folk – European Folk Dance Session

18:00 – 22:00, Sun 26 Feb

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

The Bal Folk Facebook Page is keeping this week’s event secret, but their Meetup page does list an event. See here www.meetup.com/BAL-FOLK-DUBLIN/events/237502448/

www.facebook.com/groups/balfolkdublin/events/

Jazz in The Barbers

18:00 – 20:00, Sun 26 Feb

The Barbers, 19 Grangegorman Rd Lwr, Dublin 7

Raimonda Masiulyte (vocals) & Eamonn Moran (guitar) will perform jazz in The Barbers Pub.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/barbersbar

The New Breadwinners – Bluegrass Gig

18:00, Sun 26 Feb

Leeson Lounge, 148 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4

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

Admission is free, donations are appreciated.

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

Wiley Fox Trad Session

18:00 – 20:00, Sun 26 Feb

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

Wing It – Gig

18:00, Sun 26 Feb

Clonsilla Inn, Weavers Road, Clonsilla, Dublin 15

Three piece rock band “Wing It” will be performing classic rock songs at this gig in the Clonsilla Inn.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1895809100639288/

Dixieland Jazzmen – Gig

18:30 – 20:30, Sun 26 Feb

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 26 Feb

Arthur’s Pub, 28 Thomas Street, Dublin 8

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

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

www.facebook.com/ArthursPub

Gardiner Street Gospel Choir Mass

19:30 – 20:30, Sun 26 Feb

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

Mick Heslin – Sunday Blues Gig

20:00, Sun 26 Feb

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

The Sunday Blues Sessions at the Bowery are a weekly night of Blues featuring a different top Blues band each week. This week Mick Heslin will be performing.

Admission is free.

thebowery.ie/calander/

Apollo Sessions

20:30, Sun 26 Feb

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

Barry Jay Hughes, Greg Clifford & Ian N. Brennan – Gig

21:00, Sun 26 Feb

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

Barry Jay Hughes, Greg Clifford & Ian N. Brennan will play an acoustic gig in the Harbour Bar.

Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/barry-jay-hughes-greg-clifford-ian-n.-brennan

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 00:00, Sun 26 Feb

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 26 Feb

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 26 Feb

Mercantile, 28 Dame Street, Dublin 2

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

Admission is free.

dublinsessions.ie/the-mercantile-hotel/

The Dublin Blues Cartel – Gig

22:30, Sun 26 Feb

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

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

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

Monday 27 Feb

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National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Mon 27 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

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Mon 27 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/

Lunchtime Traditional Music Sessions

13:00 – 14:00, Mon 27 Feb

Rathmines Library, 157 Lower Rathmines Road, Dublin 6

Members of the DIT Irish Traditional Music Ensemble and special guests perform a free lunchtime concerts in Rathmines Library.

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

www.eventbrite.ie/e/lunchtime-the-library-tickets-31184844710?ref=devg

Astronomy Talks Double-bill

20:00, Mon 27 Feb

Ely House, 8 Ely Place, Dublin 2

A double Astronomy talk will take place on Monday:

“Naked-Eye Observing” by John Flannery (IAS)
and
“A New Home for an Old Dome” by Mick McCreary (IAS)

are the two talks at the next meeting of the Irish Astronomical Society.

“In the second talk of the double-bill Mick McCreary will outline the work he has been doing installing a telescope and dome in his back garden – and this is a telescope with a bit of a back-story,”

Admission is free.

www.irishastrosoc.org/

Drunkard’s Hiccups – Old Time String Band Music

20:00, Mon 27 Feb

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 27 Feb

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 27 Feb

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/

We Bloom Presents: ZaPho / Birdhunter / Sylk

20:00, Mon 27 Feb

Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

This event is a platform for upcoming bands & singer/songwriters to introduce themselves into Dublin music scene.

This month the line-up is ZaPHo, Birdhunter / SYLK

Admission is free.

theworkmansclub.com/events/we-bloom-presents-zapho-birdhunter-sylk/

Bowery Stand-Up Comedy Night

20:30, Mon 27 Feb

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

Five comedians will deliver a Stand-up comedy show in the Bowery.

Admission is free.

thebowery.ie/calander/

The Comedy Shed

20:30, Mon 27 Feb

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 27 Feb

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

Dr GP’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Piano Cure – Gig

21:00, Mon 27 Feb

Leeson Lounge, 148 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4

Gavin Povey is playing Rock ‘n’ Roll and more on the piano.

Admission is free.

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

Jazz Jam Session – Grand Social

21:00, Mon 27 Feb

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 27 Feb

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

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

dublinsessions.ie/mother-reillys/

Donal Kirk & Anto Drennan – Gig

21:30, Mon 27 Feb

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 28 Feb

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Pancake Tuesday

09:00, Tue 28 Feb

Dublin (various locations)

Today is Pancake Tuesday. It was the last day to use up the eggs and butter etc before lent starts and continues until Easter.

In an odd obsession, many people in Ireland will HAVE to eat pancakes today even if they wouldn’t touch them for the whole rest of the year. It is a VERY harmless obsession, but really interesting from a psychological point of view. ;-)

So, enjoy your Pancakes!!! :-)

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Tue 28 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

“My Favourites” – Dublin City Walking Tour

14:00 – 16:00, Tue 28 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 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/

Aspects of Love: Classic film screenings

15:00, Tue 28 Feb

Rathmines Library, 157 Lower Rathmines Road, Dublin 6

Aspects of Love: Classic film screenings will take place in the Rathmines Library.

Admission is free. Ring the library on 01-4973539 to find out the titles of folm for the upcoming screenings.

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

Storytime (Age 3-7)

15:00 – 15:30, Tue 28 Feb

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

Some Ghosts – Film Screening

18:00, Tue 28 Feb

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

Susan MacWilliam presents Some Ghosts (2009, 38 mins) a portrait of Danish American poltergeist investigator William G. Roll (1926-2012). In Some Ghosts, Roll demonstrates tricks with matches, discusses his work in parapsychology and recalls a table levitation he witnessed 40 years earlier.

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

www.eventbrite.ie/e/some-ghosts-susan-macwilliam-tickets-31091861595?ref=devg

Tuesday Night Table Tennis

18:00 – 00:00, Tue 28 Feb

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/

The Dublin Language Exchange – Meetup

19:00, Tue 28 Feb

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 28 Feb

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

Shipstern Open Session – Open Mic

20:00 – 22:00, Tue 28 Feb

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 28 Feb

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 28 Feb

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 28 Feb

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 28 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/

Woolshed Pub Quiz

21:30, Tue 28 Feb

Woolshed Bar & Grill, Parnell Street, Dublin 1

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

Admission is free. Max team size is 6 people.

www.woolshedbaa.com

Wednesday 01 Mar

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Ash Wednesday

09:00, Wed 01 Mar

Dublin (various locations)

Ash Wednesday is the start of pre-Easter lent in the catholic church.

It is also the start of odd “giving up” of things in the Irish society. Some give up alcohol for lent, many give up chocolate and one of the odder ones is to give up sugar in tea (but not in anything else) until Easter Sunday. ;-)

If you see anybody with what appears to be dirt on their forehead, don’t worry. They didn’t fall and land with their face in mud, instead they went to catholic Ash Wednesday mass, where the priest applies a ash cross on their forehead to remind them that they came from ash and will return to ash again. Many people wipe the symbol off after mass, others feel they have to make a statement with it.

Free Wednesday – Free Entrance to OPW Heritage Sites

09:00, Wed 01 Mar

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 16 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 in May 2016 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/

Month of La Francophonie

09:00, Wed 01 Mar

Alliance Francaise, 1 Kildare Street, Dublin 2

March is the “Month of La Francophonie” this year. From 01 March until 02 April there will be a series of cultural events (music, literature, film and history related) to celebrate the French Culture. The Dublin Event Guide will list all free events during that month as separate events.

The full programme can be found here:

www.ambafrance-ie.org/The-Month-of-La-Francophonie-in-Ireland-2017-Programme

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Wed 01 Mar

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

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

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Wed 01 Mar

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

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

www.ifi.ie/

Low priced books with free delivery!

13:00, Wed 01 Mar

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!

Havana International Language Exchange

16:30 – 19:30, Wed 01 Mar

Havana Tapas Bar, Georges St, Dublin 2

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

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

The Bodleian Library Oxford – Talk

18:30 – 20:00, Wed 01 Mar

RDS (Minerva Suite), Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

In the talk series “Great Libraries of the World”, the next talk will be “The Bodleian Library Oxford – Curating Culture in a Digital Age” with Richard Ovenden (Bodley’s Librarian).

This talk will discuss the challenges facing research libraries, like the Bodleian Library in Oxford – in the era where digital information is becoming ever more abundant, but will identify the vital role that such libraries take on for society. The Bodleian Library is the main research library of the University of Oxford, and one of the oldest libraries in Europe.

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

www.rds.ie/Whats-On/Event/30558

Bernard Cerquiglini & Vilmos Bardosi – Talk about French Language

18:30, Wed 01 Mar

Alliance Francaise, 1 Kildare Street, Dublin 2

In the “Month of La Francophonie” in Ireland, this is a talk entitled “Langue au chat, gueule du loup et chien de faïence : la langue française en images” by French linguist Bernard Cerquiglini and Hungarian lexicographer Bárdosi Vilmos.

They will display the richness of the French language through a focus on its illustrated expressions, such as “donner sa langue au chat” (literally “to give one’s tongue to the cat”) or “se jeter dans la gueule du loup” (“to throw yourself in the wolf’s mouth”) and their meaning.

The talk will be in French.

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

afdublin.extranet-aec.com/events/detail/183

Eco-Translation – Michael Cronin – Book Launch

18:30 – 20:30, Wed 01 Mar

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

You are inivted to the launch of Professor Michael Cronin’s newest book on ecology “Eco-Translation: Translation and Ecology in the Age of the Anthropocene”.

In this study, Michael Cronin investigates how the perspective of the Anthropocene, or the effect of humans on the global environment, has profound implications for the way translation is considered in the past, present and future.

The book will be launched by Professor Susan Bassnett FRSL.

Admission is free.

irishwriterscentre.ie/collections/whats-on-at-the-centre/products/book-launch-eco-translation-translation-and-ecology-in-the-age-of-the-anthropocene-by-professor-michael-cronin

Patrick and the President – Book launch

18:30, Wed 01 Mar

Dubray Books, 36 Grafton Street, Dublin 2

“Patrick and the President” is a book about John F Kennedy’s visit to Ireland and the story is told through the eyes of a young boy. The book is written by Ry Tubridy & PJ Lynch.

Admission is free.

www.dubraybooks.ie/news-and-events

Statues & Sculptures of Dublin

18:30, Wed 01 Mar

Raheny Library, Howth Road, Dublin 5

Raheny Heritage Society in co-operation with Raheny Library presents “The Complete Guide to the Statues & Sculptures of Dublin”, a talk by Neal Doherty.

Admission is free and booking is not necessary.

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

Beyond Home: new spaces for migrant belonging – Talk

19:00, Wed 01 Mar

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

Professor Mary Gilmartin, from Maynooth University will explore the issues around migration in his talk “Beyond Home: new spaces for migrant belonging”. This lecture is one of a series taking place as part of the programme around the Beyond Leaving exhibition at the library’s National Photographic archive in Temple Bar, Dublin 2.

The lecture will be in the NLI in Kildare Street. Admission is free.

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

Brand New Switcheroo – Roots Gig

20:00, Wed 01 Mar

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 Mar

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

Bowery Music Video Night: Amy

20:30, Wed 01 Mar

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

Amy – The Amy Winehouse Documentary will be screened in the Bowery.

Every Wednesday the Bowery is bringing you some of the most iconic music films.

Admission is free.

thebowery.ie/calander/

The Song Room (open mic)

20:30, Wed 01 Mar

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 Mar

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 Mar

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

BIMM Live Music Showcase

21:00, Wed 01 Mar

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

Music College BIMM will bring a Live Music Showcase to the Sin E pub on Wednesday.

Admission is free.

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

Los Paradiso – Gig

21:00, Wed 01 Mar

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 – Open Mic

21:30, Wed 01 Mar

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

THe Patriot’s Inn Open Mic Night, the Jailbreak Sessions is back on Wednesday.

Admission is free.

dublinsessions.ie/the-patriots-inn/

Trad Session

21:30, Wed 01 Mar

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

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

Thursday 02 Mar

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Update on Cyber Security and Data Protection

07:00 – 09:00, Thu 02 Mar

St. Stephen’s Green Hibernian Club, 9 St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2

The British and Irish Trading Alliance is inviting to a breakfast briefing with the title “Update on Cyber Security and Data Protection”.

Topics will be Current Cyber Threats facing Irish Organisations / Hacking / DDOS / Remote Access / Social Engineering / Data Leakage / Assessing and Managing the Risks / Processes and countermeasures to mitigate the risks / Update on General Data Protection Regulation.

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

www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cyber-security-and-data-protection-update-tickets-32188217826?ref=devg

World Book Day

09:00, Thu 02 Mar

Dublin (various locations)

02 March is World Book Day and a number of book shops run special events or discounts.

The World Book Day Website is unfortuantely useless to find out about events. Even after 20 years, they haven’t managed to separate from the UK with this event, so Ireland is just an appendix to the UK World Book Day: www.worldbookday.com (Look for the tiny link in the footer of this page.)

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Thu 02 Mar

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 Mar

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

Yeats 2017: Public Tour of the Yeats Exhibition

14:00, Thu 02 Mar

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

This is a tour of the exhibition “Yeats: The Life and Works of William Butler Yeats” on the first Thursday of each month. 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

Stealing a Ranking – The Darker Side of Digital Marketing –

14:30 – 16:00, Thu 02 Mar

Crowne Plaza Hotel Blanchardstown, Blanchardstown Shopping Centre, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15

Hacker Tom O’Connor from City Marketing talks about grey area online marketing “strategies” that are used by some companies.

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

www.eventbrite.ie/e/stealing-a-ranking-the-darker-side-of-digital-marketing-tickets-32158893115?ref=devg

Social Entrepreneurs Ireland Awards Roadshow

17:30 – 20:30, Thu 02 Mar

Wood Quay Venue, Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8

The Social Entrepreneur Ireland (SEI) team will come to Dublin to network with Social Entrepreneurs, tell you about the SEI funding and supports they offer and the Awards application process.

There will also be inspiring stories from some of the Social Entrepreneurs Ireland past Award winners, including the leader of the Grow It Yourself (GIY) movement, Michael Kelly and social innovator, campaigner, writer and founder of Spunout.ie Ruairí McKierna.

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

www.eventbrite.ie/e/2017-social-entrepreneurs-ireland-awards-roadshow-dublin-tickets-31411237858?ref=devg

Giovedi all’Opera: Guillaume Tell – Rossini Opera screening

18:00 – 21:30, Thu 02 Mar

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

“Rossini’s last opera written for Paris in the French Grand Opera tradition provides a historical topic, a large cast, emphasis on spectacle and with the chorus as a character. Based on Schiller’s drama it derives from the medieval legend of William Tell. It glorifies a revolutionary leader, sparks patriotic ardour and marks the true initiation of patriotic opera.”

The event is a screening of a performance of this Rossini Opera in French with English subtitles. There will be an introduction by Deirdre O’Grady from UCD.

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

www.iicdublino.esteri.it/iic_dublino/en/gli_eventi/calendario/2017/03/giovedi-all-opera-guillaume-tell.html

Hearts and Minds – Reading

18:00, Thu 02 Mar

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

“Hearts and Minds” with Donal Ryan and Martin Dyar is a reading from both their own work and excerpts from each other’s work in a special call and response format.

The two writers will also offer reflections on their writing process and the centrality of rural Ireland to their work. Donal Ryan is a Booker-nominated novelist and author of The Spinning Heart , The Thing about December, A Slanting of the Sun: Stories and All We Shall Know (Sept 2016). Martin Dyar is a Kavanagh Award winning poet, whose collection Maiden Names was a book of the year in both the Guardian and the Irish Times.

Admission is free, but booking is requied via 01-8734333

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-culture-and-amenities-dublin-city-public-libraries-and-archive-events-2

Little Museum of Dublin – Free Admission

18:00 – 20:00, Thu 02 Mar

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/

Migrants/Expats: How to find a job in Ireland? – Talk

18:00 – 20:00, Thu 02 Mar

Third Space Cafe, Unit 14, Block C, Smithfield Plaza, Dublin 7

If you need help with starting your career in Ireland or making a career change, this event by helpcv.com will give advise on career strategy, job search strategy, CV & Cover Letter, Visa & Working permit and more.

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

www.eventbrite.ie/e/migrantsexpats-how-to-find-a-job-successfully-in-ireland-tickets-32364508115?ref=devg

UpStarter – Job Fair

18:00 – 22:00, Thu 02 Mar

Round Room, Mansion House, Dawson Street, Dublin 2

UpStarter is an event for jobseekers to meet more than 20 of Ireland’s most innovative companies who are all hiring. Employers will be looking for developers, designers, marketers and interns. Find a list of companies on the Eventbrite website below.

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

www.eventbrite.ie/e/upstarter-dublin-march-edition-tickets-31223681873?ref=devg

Art of Revelry and Street Theatre in Barcelona (1926–1948) – Talk

18:30, Thu 02 Mar

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

Kamerino a pop-up shop from Barcelona will come to Dublin for one week only and will open up in 18 Ormonde Quay. Catalan artist Xavier Palet Sabater is from Barcelona and will bring this shop full of artefacts from the artform of Catalan theatre.

On Thursday a talk will happen in the Instituto Cervantes about “The Art of Revelry and Street Theatre, Barcelona 1926–1948”

dublin.cervantes.es/FichasCultura/Ficha113255_16_2.htm

The Coroner’s Daughter – Andrew Hughes – Book Launch

18:30, Thu 02 Mar

Dubray Books, 36 Grafton Street, Dublin 2

Andrew Hughes second novel “The Coroner’s Daughter” is being launched.

Admission is free.

www.dubraybooks.ie/news-and-events

Words Ireland Writers Series

18:30 – 20:30, Thu 02 Mar

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

Words Ireland is hosting a series of nationwide public meetings for professional and practising writers to hear how writers sustain their careers. Which opportunities make creative and financial sense? Which types of writing work open doors to further opportunities? Which supports are you lacking and which are a waste of time?

There will be a panel discussion, which will be followed by a public meeting find out more on the website below.

Admission is free,

www.eventbrite.ie/e/words-ireland-writers-series-dublin-writers-tickets-30114810208?ref=devg

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

19:00 – 21:00, Thu 02 Mar

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/

Film Screening: Hungary

19:00, Thu 02 Mar

Alliance Francaise, 1 Kildare Street, Dublin 2

The Film Screening of “Puskas Hungary” (2009) will take place on Thursday in the “Month of Francophonie”, but don’t ask me what this film has to do with France. The film is about the life of footballer Ferenc Puskas (1927-2006) from Hungary.

The film will be preceded by a reception from 17:30 with Hungarian delicacies and wine.

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

afdublin.extranet-aec.com/events/detail/165

New to Dublin? Dublin Expats Meeting

19:00, Thu 02 Mar

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 Mar

Robert Read Bar, 19 Store Street, Dublin 1

And this is the third (!) Board Gaming night in Dublin! They are taking over! ;-)

It is a weekly event and on Thursday the focus is on Introductory Board Games, so if you haven’t for a while (or ever) played Board Games, this is for you.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/IGAGamesNights/

Good Name presents Slapping Boys Bottoms

20:00, Thu 02 Mar

The Bernard Shaw, 12 Richmond Street South, Dublin 8

The next “Good Name presents” will feature Slapping Boys Bottom, Gregory Jackson and Saul Philibin Bowman.

All details are on the website below.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/631725467026625/

Table Quiz Thursday – Grand Social

20:00 – 23:00, Thu 02 Mar

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

A Table Quiz takes place in the Grand Social. Teams 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/events/

Crystal Skull Sessions

21:00, Thu 02 Mar

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

The Crystal Skull Sessions is a band competition in Sin É. The line-up is not yet listed, but hopefully it will closer to the day.

Admission seems to be free.

www.facebook.com/crystalskullsessions/

Singer Songwriter Night – Mother Reilly’s

21:00, Thu 02 Mar

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 Mar

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 Mar

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 Mar

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 Mar

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 Mar

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 Mar

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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Picturing Migration – Conference

10:45 – 16:00, Fri 03 Mar

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

‘Picturing Migration’ is a conference featuring artists, researchers, journalists and writers who had a role in visualizing recent moments of migration in Ireland and abroad.

The conference is the final part in a series of events and presentations around the exhibition “Beyond Leaving” which runs till March 26th at the National Photographic Archive, Temple Bar, Dublin. This conference will discuss representations made by speakers which focus on other instances of migration in addition to the ones discussed in David Monahan’s current work.

Find out more via the link below. Admission is free, but booking is required via the same link.

www.eventbrite.com/e/picturing-migration-tickets-32118587560?ref=devg

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Fri 03 Mar

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 Mar

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 Mar

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

Your rights as an European Citizen – Seminar

13:00 – 16:00, Fri 03 Mar

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

The Environmental Pillar is made up of 28 national environmental non-governmental organisations (NGOs) who work together to represent the views of the Irish environmental sector. This Environmental Pillar is running this interactive seminar in Dublin with Lynn Boylan MEP to inform you about your rights as an EU Citizen.

Find out the full agenda via the website below.

Admission is free, but booking is requried via the Eventbrite website.

www.eventbrite.ie/e/right-to-know-right-to-act-your-rights-as-an-european-citizen-tickets-32153086748?ref=devg

Visual design in everyday life in Italy – Talk – Riccardo Falcinelli

18:30 – 20:00, Fri 03 Mar

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

On the Italian Design Day, visual designer Riccardo Falcinelli talks about a vision of contemporary visual design that surrounds us at all times and in all environments.

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

www.iicdublino.esteri.it/iic_dublino/en/gli_eventi/calendario/2017/03/visual-design-how-things-tell-inform.html

French Friday – French DJs

19:00, Fri 03 Mar

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

For all Francophones, the French Friday is happening on Friday and it is a DJ night in the Church Pub with French music frim 1960 until today (19:00-21:00), a pub quiz (21:00-22:00), a contemporary & international music DJ set (22:00–00:30) and finally electro/house music until 02:00.

Admission is free.

www.ambafrance-ie.org/3rd-March-Francophonie-DJ-Night

Cornucopia – Live Music

19:30 – 21:30, Fri 03 Mar

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

Dublin Sidewalk Astronomers – Star-Gazing

20:00, Fri 03 Mar

Martello Tower Car Park, Sandymount

The Dublin Sidewalk Astronomers meet at the Martello Tower car park in Sandymount for a public star-gazing. Members bring along their telescopes and share the wonders of the night-sky with you. Admission is free.

This event happens regularly on a Friday and is followed by a similar evening in Clontarf on Saturday.

The Public Star Party is weather dependent, so check www.irishastrosoc.org/events/events.htm after 18:00 on the night in the case of poor weather, to see if it is going ahead.

www.irishastrosoc.org/

The Mash Up (90s Pop Hits) – Gig

20:00, Fri 03 Mar

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

The Bowery will bring the 90s back with “The Mash Up”, a 90s dance and pop music tribute.

Admission is free.

thebowery.ie/calander/

Chase Nova – Gig

21:00, Fri 03 Mar

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

Chase Nova will play a gig in Sin E on Friday.

(Off-beat melodic rock/funk performed through unorthodox guitar phrasing, soaring vocals, metronomic drums and thunderous low-end with sultry saxophone.)

Admission is free.

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

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Fri 03 Mar

Stillorgan Orchard, The Hill, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin

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

www.stillorganorchard.com/specials/

Paddy Smith Blues Band – Gig

21:00, Fri 03 Mar

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

The Paddy Smith Blues Band will play a gig in the Harbour Bar.

Admission is free.

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

PJ Salmon Band – Gig

21:30, Fri 03 Mar

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

THe PJ Salom Band will be playing blues and rock at this gig.

Admission is free.

dublinsessions.ie/the-patriots-inn/

The Bionic Rats – Gig

23:55, Fri 03 Mar

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

The Bionic Rats will play their popular Ska, Reggae and Rocksteady at this new monthly midnight gig slot in the Grand Social.

Admission is free.

www.thegrandsocial.ie/events/the-bionic-rats-3/

Events Coming Up

Creative Writing Taster Class

Sat 25 Feb + Sat 04 March at 14:30

Buswell’s Hotel Bar, 27 Molesworth St, Dublin 2

Writing Train is the Creative Writing School run by hugely experienced writing teacher Yvonne Cullen. Her new Creative Writing Workshops are starting soon and she runs taster sessions on 25 Feb and 04 March at 14:30 in Buswell’s Hotel.

For each of the classes Yvonne has reserved 4 spaces for Dublin Event Guide readers, so if you are interested in trying out her Creative Writing Classes, send a mail to yvonnesworkshops@gmail.com with the subject “Dublin Event Guide” and book a place with her. You should mention in your mail which of the classes you would like to attend and why you want to be there.

All upcoming Writing Train writing classes are listed and explained in this PDF document.

www.yvonnecullen.wordpress.com

Dublin Mountains Partnership – Guided Walks

04+12+18+19+25 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 February walks will be on 04+12+18+19+25 February.

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

Not free, but interesting nevertheless:

Scene + Heard Festival: 14 February – 4 March

Audi Dublin International Film Festival: 16-26 February

Alltech Craft Brews & Food Fair: 23-25 February

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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!

Watch out! Sheerios expected to be on a stampede on Thursday night!

RTE has reported that a number of Irish record shops will be open from Midnight on Thursday 02 March so that people can by the newest record by Ed Sheeran IMMEDIATELY when it is released.

WTF? It is ridiculous enough that Apple Stores open at midnight when a new iPhone is released considering that you could just stay in bed until the next morning and then leisurely stroll into your Apple Store and buy it at a time when normal people buy stuff. But ok, we know that Apple fan boys and girls need to tell their friends that they were there first.

That “virus” has now spread to Ed Sheeran fans? Apparently his fans are called “Sheerios”. (Not sure though if it is a flock of Sheerios or a herd of Sheerios or a gaggle of Sheerios that will be in Tower Records on Thursday night.)

Sure there is nothing wrong with being a big fan and there is also nothing wrong with shopping at midnight (I have been in Tesco myself around that time when many Tesco’s in Ireland were still open 24hrs.) but the mad run or queueing for something that is NOT scarce and will be plentiful in shops on the next day, just seems odd.

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Have an event-full weekend and week,

–Joerg

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