Dublin Event Guide 509: St. Patrick’s Festival (Treasure Hunt & Big Day Out etc.), Dublin Bay Prawn Festival

March 18th, 2017
DEG Dublin Event Guide (for free events)

No. 509 | 17 March 2017

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Hi all!

a mad work schedule at the moment in my day job AND my (much delayed) “Christmas” visit to my parents in Germany and relatives in the UK, will mean that I will not be able to provide a 100 percent service for the next two weeks.

Normally I include all free events I can find, but for the next two weeks I need to leave it at approx. 80 percent. So there will be some free events that will not be listed in this Dublin Event Guide, however I will do my best so that you won’t miss ANY important events and will leave out some smaller or less interesting events.

Apologies for the reduced service, but I think it is more important to have an Event Guide for you, instead of NOT being able to send anything. I hope you agree. And the good news is that because of the holidays, I will work really really hard to get this weekly online magazine out to you as early as possible. I don’t think there will be any complaints about that! ;-)

The Big 500 Share is still running and only one single person donated last week. We are still far far away from the target, but we got nearly EUR 400 for the two charities. That is a respectable amount! The Dublin Event Guide (and the charities still needs a LOT of support if you can help! Please check it out in the Dublin News and don’t forget that you will get a free “Secret Dublin” Guide Book if you help!!! ;-)

And 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 69,000 Facebook Likes. Send your friends to www.dublineventguide.com where they can subscribe as well.

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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 content is a quote by American author Joe Vitale, he said

A goal should scare you a little, and excite you a lot. – Joe Vitale

I hope you have goals – remember they are the things that are MUCH better than “New Years’ resolutions” because they have a chance to work – and if you don’t, it is never too late to write them down. Check your goals if they fulfill the criteria Joe Vitale mentioned. Why is it important? If a goal is not scary, then you can do it already and you don’t need to stretch. A goal should challenge you and stretch you. And if it is not exciting, well, then what motivates you to achieve it? So BOTH criteria are needed.

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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 my picks are the St. Patrick’s Festival and in particular the Big Day Out on Sunday and the Treasure Hunt on Saturday. And in Howth, the Prawn Festival takes place, which is another pick as long as the weather is good. ;-)

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Competitions

A Blessing in Disguise – Comedy Play – Ticket Competition

22-24 March – 19:00 / 25 March – 14:30
The International Bar Theatre, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

The Dark Horse Theatre Company is inviting to a new comedy play ‘A Blessing in Disguise’. It will run from 22-25 March in the International Bar Theatre and it is a comedy about love, marriage, kids and meeting the in-laws!

Written by Alan Grant, a Blessing In Disguise is a comedy centred around Jim and Valerie, a young couple who are seeking a marriage blessing from Valerie’s ever bickering parents. Certain truths come to light as the couple deal with differing views on having children, being ready for parenthood while having to put up with Valerie’s deluded thespian of a father and also her mother, who has a secret of her own.

Tickets are EUR 8 and are available from DHTC2014@outlook.com

The Dark Horse Theatre Company has made a pair of tickets available for a competition in the Dublin Event Guide and if you want to win his pair of tickets for the performance on Wednesday 22 March, you will have to send a mail with the subject “DISGUISE” to dublineventguide@gmail.com In the body of the mail I need your name and mobile phone number and the mail has to be with me by 14:00 on Monday 20 March.

www.facebook.com/DHTC2017/

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

Promote your product or event through a competition!

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

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

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

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

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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 eight 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 in 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 1200. 400 Euro of that will go to the charities and the rest will just cover the Dublin Event Guide cost for 4 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”.

Wax Museum is back …or maybe not.

The Wax Museum Plus is on its way back (or will be back soon), but oddly it won’t be a museum anymore, according to its director. I wasn’t invited to the launch (which happened without a single wax figure!), so I can only go by what others wrote about it, but it seems that the Wax Museum Plus (the plus stands for museum elements that were not wax figures) will re-open its doors again soon at a different location, but still in the City Centre.

The museum originally started in 1983 on Granby Row, near Parnell Square. That building was sold around 2000 and replaced by a hotel. The content of the museum was also sold to a Patrick Dunning and in 2009 the museum re-opened at Foster Place off College Green. In December 2016, it had to move again because the Irish Stock Exchange bought the building and now in Spring 2017 (probably around April) it will re-open in Westmoreland Street in the former Manchester United shop (later the the Lafayette night club).

In his article on The Journal.ie, Daragh Brophy describes an early media tour. He explains that there was no single wax figure in place yet and that the owner and director tried to convince the reporter that this is a museum that is not a museum, but was a museum but is now not a museum any longer. :-O He also mentions that there will be a new features, like an Augmented Reality aspect where your mobile phone will bring some of the figures to live. The article also includes a picture of Bertie Ahern with his wax figure…that doesn’t look like Bertie Ahern at all. :-O

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

TheJournal.ie removes ability to dislike comments

TheJournal.ie featured very lifely discussions since 2010. After nearly every article (there were some exceptions) readers could express their opinion and once an opinion was expressed, others could give a Thumbs Up or a Thumbs Down to that opinion. It meant that some opinions found huge support, but it also meant that stupid comments were punished by the public vote.

On Wednesday, however, they announced that the commenting option would change dramatically. You can still LIKE (Thumbs Up) an opinion, but you can NOT express your dislike anymore. A change that will make the discussions a lot less attractive and a move that is heavily criticised by the reader community at TheJournal.ie

In an astonishing #AlternativeFacts approach, the removal of the “downvote” has been presented to readers as an improvement. Instead of the downvote you can now “mute” a commenter, hide a comment or report a comment. NONE of these three options gives a reader the opportunity to express his/her opinion to the original commenter, so TheJournal.ie just killed one of its most liked features.

If you are not a TheJournal.ie user, imagine this: If a contentious comment was made in the past, that comment might have received 250 Thumbs Up and 250 Thumbs Down and other readers clearly saw that there is a divided opinion. With the new system, there will ONLY be Thumbs Up and a comment with 250 supporters and no visible opposition will appear as supported by a large part of the commentors. You see how misleading it will be?

www.thejournal.ie/journal-comments-section-changes-3286318-Mar2017/

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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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
www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10157482544205048.1073741860.315939715047

Shape The Future – Mixed Art Exhibition

03-20 March

National College of Art & Design (NCAD), 100 Thomas Street, Dublin 8

Shape the Future is an exhibition of new work by twenty of Ireland’s most exciting and creative designer makers who have been awarded Future Makers prizes and development funding in the last seven years. Working across Fashion, Jewellery, Accessories, Textiles, Furniture, Product, Glass, Ceramics and Leather; each of the twenty maker designers are creating new work in response to the exhibition thematic.

www.ncad.ie/gallery-event/view/shape-the-future

A History of Italians in Ireland – A Photographic Exhibition

09 March – 21 April

RDS Library, Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

This exhibition is a compilation of photographs from a collection of the late Cavaliere Barbato Borza and other sources. It charts the history of Italians in Ireland from the late 1800s to the present day. The event is organised by COMITES Irlanda in collaboration with Italian and Irish institutions.

The exhibition will be on show from 09 March – 21 April and opening hours are Tues+Fri 10:00-17:00, Wed+Thur 10:00-19:00 and Sat 11:00-17:00. Closed on Sun+Mon.

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/

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Car Boot Sales – Tallaght

08:00 – 12:00, Sat 18 Mar

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/

St. Patrick’s Festival – Overview

09:00, Sat 18 Mar

Dublin (various locations)

This year’s St. Patrick’s Festival will run from Friday 17 March until Sunday 19 March.

The festival weekend is made up of the Festival Ceili on Thursday afternoon on Earlsfort Terrace, then on Friday is St. Patrick’s Day with the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. On Saturday the Festival Treasure Hunt will take place and on Sunday the “Big Day Out”, a Family Day around Merrion Square will be the final of the main events.

Out of these four headline events, I strongly recommend the Treasure Hunt and the Big Day Out. They are great events for all ages with plenty to do and to see and to experience.

www.stpatricksfestival.ie

Honest2Goodness Food Market

09:30 – 16:00, Sat 18 Mar

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 18 Mar

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 18 Mar

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 18 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

Belgard Weekend Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 18 Mar

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 18 Mar

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 18 Mar

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 18 Mar

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

St Patrick’s Festival Treasure Hunt

10:00 – 16:00, Sat 18 Mar

City Hall, Dame Street, Dublin 2

The St. Patrick’s Festival Treasure Hunt is an enjoyable family-friendly event that gives you chance to explore the city following an easy trail. On the way you will visit historical locations and find answers to questions that help you to discover new aspects of Dublin.

Registration is between 10:00 and 13:00 in City Hall and – if you hurry – the trail can be completed in approx. 2 hours. But it is not a race against the clock, so if you want to take it easy on your Saturday in Dublin City, then you have until later in the afternoon (approx. 16:00) to complete the trail. There is also a shorter trail available for families with younger children.

Admission is free. You can register via the website below or register in City Hall on the day. (Teams of max. 4.)

I love this treasure hunt and definitely recommend it. It is a fun day where you find out more about Dublin and spend some time with 3 other friends.

www.stpatricksfestival.ie/events/event/festival_treasure_hunt

Temple Bar Markets

10:00 – 16:30, Sat 18 Mar

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 18 Mar

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/

City at Play – St. Patrick’s Festival Funfairs

11:00 – 21:00, Sat 18 Mar

Dublin (various locations)

There will be two Funfairs in Dublin for the St. Patrick’s Festival. Both won’t be too impressive, but will nevertheless provide a good bit of entertainment. Entering the Funfairs is free, but rides are understandably not.

The locations are at Merrion Square, Dublin 2 & Custom House Quay, Dublin 1 and the opening hours are

11:00-21:00 on Fri 17 & Sat 18 March
11:00-20:00 on Sun 19 March

www.stpatricksfestival.ie/events/event/city_at_play_funfairs12

The Bog Bodies – Tour

11:00 – 11:45, Sat 18 Mar

National Museum, Kildare Street (Archaeology), Dublin 2

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

Admission is free and no booking required. Meet at the Reception. Places allocated on a first come basis. Suitable for Ages 8+.

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=3207

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Sat 18 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

A Year in Words – Poetry and Spoken Word Trail

12:00 – 17:00, Sat 18 Mar

Dublin (various locations)

“Dublin: A Year in Words”is a Poetry and Spoken Word Trail through 7 locations in Dublin.

The Dublin UNESCO City of Literature project “Dublin: A Year in Words” celebrates the breadth and diversity of our city’s living poets through a year-long series of poetry videos filmed across 12 Dublin bookshops.

The trail on Saturday will be lead by Linda Devlin (co-producer and curator Dublin: A Year in Words; Lingo spoken word festival),and accompanied by poetician John Cummins, for the best in Dublinese banter on everything from batch bread to bowsies and bookshops to Behan.

Follow the trail of poetry readings in bookshops throughout Dublin and experience readings and recitals by a selection of renowned poets and spoken word artists.

Admission is free.

The full schedule is on the website below.

www.stpatricksfestival.ie/events/event/dublin_a_year_in_words_poetry_and_spoken_word_trail

Dublin Bay Prawn Festival

12:00, Sat 18 Mar

Howth (various locations)

The Dublin Bay Prawn Festival takes place in Howth over the St. Patrick’s Festival weekend from Fri 17 – Sun 19 March.

It is a great festival (particularly when the weather is good) with live music in pubs and restaurants and on a main stage. there will be food demonstrations in a marquee at Howth Harbour, Street Entertainment, a Fun Fair and Open Days at the Coastguards and Lifeboat Station are other features. There are some non-free events, but a lot of the entertainment is free.

The programme is available on the pages below:

Saturday
Sunday

dublinbayprawnfestival.ie/

Ha’penny Flea Market

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 18 Mar

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 18 Mar

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/

Street Theatre and Music in St. Stephen’s Green

12:00 – 17:30, Sat 18 Mar

St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2

Come to an afternoon of family-friendly entertainment from national and international street theatre performers and bands. There will also be some international marching bands from the parade and also choral performances from the Forever Young Chorus Finglas and the Fingal Youth Choir.

Magician and street performer Jack Wise will impress, excite and baffle people and a big inflatable whale will be the venue for storytelling events.

Admission is free.

www.stpatricksfestival.ie/events/event/street_theatre_and_music_in_the_green

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Sat 18 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/

Intercultural Tour in Irish – Chester Beatty Library

13:00, Sat 18 Mar

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

An Intercultural Tours in Irish Language with Community Ambassador Jack Fitzgerald will take place.

Meeting point is in the atrium of the Library.

Admission is free.

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

The Bernard Shaw Flea Market

13:00 – 18:00, Sat 18 Mar

The Bernard Shaw, 12 Richmond Street South, Dublin 8

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

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/bernardshawfleamarket/

Gannon Cup – University Boat Race

13:30 – 15:00, Sat 18 Mar

O’Connell Bridge, Dublin 2

The yearly Boat Races between crews from Trinity College and University College Dublin will take place on Saturday. There will be two Novice races and two Senior races with the men’s senior race being called “Gannon Cup”.

The start times are 13:30 Novice Women, 14:00 Novice Men, 14:30 Senior Women, 15:00 Senior Men.

The races will go from O’Connell Bridge to St. James’s Gate.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1192227967556935/

“My Favourites” – Dublin City Walking Tour

14:00 – 16:00, Sat 18 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 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 18 Mar

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

Film Screening: Brooklyn

14:00, Sat 18 Mar

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

To celebrate St Patrick’s Festival, the Chester Beatty library will screen the film “Brooklyn”.

It is the story of a young Irish woman, Eilis who moves to New York in an attempt to secure work to support her mother and sister in Ireland. Fighting the turmoil of being homesick and lonely, she finds love in this new cosmopolitan world. When she is forced to return home, she is torn between her loyalty to her family and tradition against the freedom and independence she found in New York. English. 2015, 12A (117 min).

Admission is free.

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

Sing Street – Open Air Film Screening

19:00, Sat 18 Mar

Fingal County Council Civic Offices, Grove Road, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15

This is a open-air screening of the 2016 movie hit Sing Street directed by John Carney. The musical-comedy tells the story of a boy, growing up in Dublin during the 1980s, who is forced to relocate to a tough inner city public school when the recession hits his family. He escapes his strained family life by starting a band to impress a mysterious girl.

Because this is anopen air screening in Ireland in March, make sure that you are dressed appropriately!!

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

www.stpatricksfestival.ie/events/event/open_air_cinema_sing_street

The Controversial Allstars – Gig

20:00, Sat 18 Mar

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

The Controversial Allstars will be in the Bowery for a gig of disco androck ‘n’ roll tunes.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/469812943409434/

After the Ibis – Reggae Gig

21:00, Sat 18 Mar

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

After the Ibis will perform Roots Reggae and Ska in Bray.

Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/after-the-ibis1

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Sat 18 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/

Prison Love – Gig

22:00, Sat 18 Mar

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

Prison Love are playing a “Post Paddies Day Cajun Apocalypse” gig.

Admission is free.

sin-e.ie/events/prison-love-post-paddies-day-bluegrass-cajun-apocalypse/

The Middle Ages / Glimmermen – Gig

22:30, Sat 18 Mar

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

The Middle Ages and the Glimmermen will play a gig in the Midnight Hour in Whelan’s.

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

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/midnight-hour-w-the-middle-ages-glimmermen/

Midnight Ceili

23:30, Sat 18 Mar

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

Irish Dancing from midnight is happening in the Grand Social. The Traditional Arts Collective will lead the dancing.

Admission is free.

www.thegrandsocial.ie/events/midnight-ceili/

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Car Boot Sales – Ballymun

08:00 – 13:00, Sun 19 Mar

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

St. Patrick’s Festival – Overview

09:00, Sun 19 Mar

Dublin (various locations)

This year’s St. Patrick’s Festival will run from Friday 17 March until Sunday 19 March.

The festival weekend is made up of the Festival Ceili on Thursday afternoon on Earlsfort Terrace, then on Friday is St. Patrick’s Day with the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. On Saturday the Festival Treasure Hunt will take place and on Sunday the “Big Day Out”, a Family Day around Merrion Square will be the final of the main events.

Out of these four headline events, I strongly recommend the Treasure Hunt and the Big Day Out. They are great events for all ages with plenty to do and to see and to experience.

www.stpatricksfestival.ie

Belgard Weekend Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 19 Mar

Belgard Road, Dublin 24

The Belgard Weekend Market is an indoor market with stalls with handcraft (incl. designer jewellery, aran jumpers and wool, christening robes and shawls, cards and cross stitch), household items, bric and brac, furniture, flowers, make-up, clothes, shoes, showers, upholstery, toys, kitchens, cafe, army memorabilia, collectors items, sweets, handbags books, blinds, party shop, tools and more.

It is open every Saturday and Sunday and is located in the Glen Abbey complex (opposite Jacobs) on Belgard Road.

www.facebook.com/belgardmarket

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 19 Mar

Jamestown Market, 90 Jamestown Road, Inchicore, Dublin 8

Jamestown Flea Market + Car Boot Sale takes place every Sat+Sun from 10:00-17:00. You can reach it from Tyrconnell Road and from Kylemore Road and it is within 3 min from Black Horse stop on the red Luas line. There is free parking.

www.jamestownmarket.com

Magazine Fort – Guided Tour

10:00 – 16:30, Sun 19 Mar

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 on the tour.

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

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

Marlay Park Market

10:00 – 16:00, Sun 19 Mar

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 19 Mar

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/

Brocante Furniture & Vintage Market

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 19 Mar

Green Door Market, 18 Newmarket, Dublin 8

The Brocante Market will take place on Sunday. It is a collection of antiques, furniture, vintage jewellery, collectables and curiosities from the past and present, second-hand, refurbished, antique and hand-crafted stuff for your house and garden. If you are an interior designer or just have and eye for style and are looking for a special piece or maybe a bargain then this is the market for you. The market is held every 3rd Sunday of the month.

The Green Door Market is on Newmarket Square, near the Food Co-op where on Sunday the Rumble in the Jumble Market takes place.

www.facebook.com/thebrocantemarket

City at Play – St. Patrick’s Festival Funfairs

11:00 – 20:00, Sun 19 Mar

Dublin (various locations)

There will be two Funfairs in Dublin for the St. Patrick’s Festival. Both won’t be too impressive, but will nevertheless provide a good bit of entertainment. Entering the Funfairs is free, but rides are understandably not.

The locations are at Merrion Square, Dublin 2 & Custom House Quay, Dublin 1 and the opening hours are

11:00-21:00 on Fri 17 & Sat 18 March
11:00-20:00 on Sun 19 March

www.stpatricksfestival.ie/events/event/city_at_play_funfairs12

Drumcondra Village Market

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 19 Mar

Arts and Business Campus, 40 Drumcondra Road Lower

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

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/DrumcondraVillageMarket

Dun Laoghaire Market

11:00 – 16:00, Sun 19 Mar

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

Jazz + Bluegrass for Brunch on Sundays

11:00 – 16:30, Sun 19 Mar

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 19 Mar

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

Rumble in the Jumble – Market

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 19 Mar

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

The next Rumble in the Jumble Market with Arts & Crafts and Bric-a-Brac will take place on Newmarket Square.

Check out the Brocante Market in the Green Door Maret Hall on 18 Newmarket Square as wel while you are there.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/216498455492729/

‘Spirit of Dublin’ Craft and Food Fair

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 19 Mar

Teeling Whiskey Distillery, Newmarket Square, Dublin 8

The Spirit of Dublin Craft and Food Market is organised by the Teeling Destillery and consequently the vast majority of products have some Whiskey in them. Amazing where you could – and some do – add Whiskey,

There will be a market, live music and talks.

Admission is free.

www.stpatricksfestival.ie/events/event/spirit_of_dublin

Family Drop-in Creative Corner

11:30 – 13:30, Sun 19 Mar

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: Artist Inspirations with Joe Coveney

www.nationalgallery.ie/en/whatson/Families/Creative_Sundays/Creative_Corner_March19.aspx

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Sun 19 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

Bernard Shaw Graffiti Jam

12:00, Sun 19 Mar

The Bernard Shaw, 12 Richmond Street South, Dublin 8

The next Bernard Shaw Graffiti Jam takes place on Sunday. Registration is required for participants (see Facebook event page) but not for attendees. Admission is free.

The afternoon starts with a Q&A with James Earley (12:00-13:00), which is followed by the All-City Dublin Street Art Jam from 13:00-15:00.

And from 15:00 until late the Eatyard Food Market and the The Bernard Shaw Flea Market will be open and DJs will entertain.

www.facebook.com/events/1227647153980459/

Blackrock Market

12:00 – 17:30, Sun 19 Mar

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/

Dublin Bay Prawn Festival

12:00, Sun 19 Mar

Howth (various locations)

The Dublin Bay Prawn Festival takes place in Howth over the St. Patrick’s Festival weekend from Fri 17 – Sun 19 March.

It is a great festival (particularly when the weather is good) with live music in pubs and restaurants and on a main stage. there will be food demonstrations in a marquee at Howth Harbour, Street Entertainment, a Fun Fair and Open Days at the Coastguards and Lifeboat Station are other features. There are some non-free events, but a lot of the entertainment is free.

The programme is available on the pages below:

Saturday
Sunday

dublinbayprawnfestival.ie/

Guided Walks – Botanic Gardens

12:00 – 15:30, Sun 19 Mar

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 19 Mar

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/

St. Patrick’s Festival – Big Day Out – Family Day

12:00 – 18:00, Sun 19 Mar

Merrion Square, Dublin 2

Merrion Square will be buzzing during the Big Day Out. It is the Family Day at the St. Patrick’s Festival and there is a particular focus on all-family- entertaiment with street carnival, street theatre, music, aerial performances, workshops, crafts, Irish language activities, a science zone with cool experiments and demonstrations especially for kids, storytelling and readings and more.

Activities are in the park and outside and the full description is on the website below.

Admission is free and if I was in Dublin this weekend, I would definitely be at the Big Day Out!

www.stpatricksfestival.ie/events/event/big_day_out

St. Patrick’s Festival 5K Road Race – Spectator Event

12:00, Sun 19 Mar

St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2

This is a 5km run at the St. Patrick’s Weekend and since participation is EUR 25, the free part is being a spectator at the run. But unfortunately the organisers don’t make it easy. The only information I found about the route is that Start and Finish are at St. Stephen’s Green.

www.stpatricksfestival.ie/events/event/festival5k

Sunday at Noon – Classical Concerts

12:00 – 13:00, Sun 19 Mar

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 be “As the quiet crow flies”, performed by The Quiet Club & crOw

www.hughlane.ie/past-sunday-concerts/1685-sundaysnoon-as-the-quiet-crow-flies

The Back Page Market

12:00 – 18:00, Sun 19 Mar

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

The first Back Page Market takes place this weekend on Sunday in Phibsborough. There will be “Vintage, Sports Flea, Local Makers Books, Gaming Competitions, DJs, Pizzas and Drink.”

Admission is free.

www.the-back-page.com/market

Family Tour: Highlights of the Collection

12:30 – 13:00, Sun 19 Mar

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

This family tour of the permanent collection is suitable for prams and strollers.

Admission is free. Meet in the Millennium Wing.

www.nationalgallery.ie/en/whatson/Tours/Sunday/March19_1230.aspx

Drop-In Drawing Session – Chester Beatty Library

13:00 – 15:00, Sun 19 Mar

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

Learn drawing techniques, including line drawing, shading perspective and decoration during these relaxed informal sessions.

Admission is free. Suitable for ages 13+. Materials are provided but feel free to bring your own sketchbook; dry materials only.

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

Dublin Sketchers – Sunday Meet-up

14:00, Sun 19 Mar

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 19 Mar

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

Music by Farah Elle – Performance

14:00, Sun 19 Mar

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

To celebrate Nowruz (the Iranian New Year) and the beginning of spring the Library has invited singer-songwriter Farah Elle.

With an alternative pop sound influenced by an eclectic taste of genres, her rhythmic lyrics, piano-driven arrangements and distinctive voice echoes from her Libyan background, fusing cultures together in a blend of language and music.

Admission is free.

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

Stella Bass Jazz Trio

14:00 – 16:00, Sun 19 Mar

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 19 Mar

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/

Treasures of the National Museum – Tour

14:30 – 15:30, Sun 19 Mar

National Museum, Kildare Street (Archaeology), Dublin 2

Join this tour of the iconic treasures in the National Museum, including the ‘Tara’ Brooch and the Ardagh Chalice.

Admissionis free and no booking required. Places allocated on a first come basis. Suitable for ages 8+.

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=3208

Chester Beatty Library – Guided Tour

15:00, Sun 19 Mar

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

Hands on History – National Museum

15:00 – 16:00, Sun 19 Mar

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

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

Admission is free and no booking required.

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=3168

Museum Tour – National Print Museum

15:00 – 16:30, Sun 19 Mar

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

Night Scenes: Honthorst in Rome – National Gallery Talk

15:00 – 15:45, Sun 19 Mar

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

“Night Scenes: Honthorst in Rome” is a Sunday talk with Jessica Fahy, Art Historian in association with the exhibition “Beyond Caravaggio”.

Admission is free (Access to the Caravaggio exhibition is NOT included.)

www.nationalgallery.ie/en/whatson/Talks/Sunday_Talks2017/Sunday_March19.aspx

Jazz in The Barbers

18:00 – 20:00, Sun 19 Mar

The Barbers, 19 Grangegorman Rd Lwr

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 19 Mar

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 19 Mar

Wiley Fox, 28 Eden Quay, Dublin 1

Every Sunday evening from 18:00-20:00, the Wiley Fox is hosting a trad session, where some of Ireland’s finest traditional musicians will play for you.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/thewileyfox

Dixieland Jazzmen – Gig

18:30 – 20:30, Sun 19 Mar

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/

Cosimo Colazzo & MotoContrario Ensemble – Concert

19:00, Sun 19 Mar

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

Cosimo Colazzo & MotoContrario Ensemble will perform a concert in the context of the conference “Untranslatability in Literature and Philosophy” at the Trintiy Centre for Literary Translation.

Admission is free and no booking required.

www.tcd.ie/literary-translation/conferences/index.php

Jawbone – Acoustic Folk & Blues Night

19:00 – 21:00, Sun 19 Mar

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 19 Mar

St. Francis Xavier Church at the top of Gardiner Street, Dublin 1

The Gardiner Street Gospel Choir sings every Sunday from September to June at their “Gig in God’s Gaff”, a Mass in St. Francis Xavier Church at the top of Gardiner Street near the junction with Dorset Street.

The Gardiner Street Gospel Choir, one of the best known gospel choirs in Ireland will give you a chance to experience a mass with a difference. It is uplifting and inspiring and everybody is welcome independent from your level of religiousness or your relationship with the Catholic Church in other contexts.

Disclaimer: I am involved with the Gardiner Street Gospel Choir, so the description above MIGHT not be totally unbiased. But just take it from me, they are brilliant! ;-)

www.gardinerstreetgospelchoir.com

Apollo Sessions

20:30, Sun 19 Mar

Bleeding Horse, 24 Upper Camden St., Dublin 2

Every Sunday this singer-songwriter night takes place in the Bleeding Horse in Camden St. from 8.30pm. It is an Open mic night and performers can just turn up and put their name on the list for that night.

www.facebook.com/apollosessions

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 00:00, Sun 19 Mar

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

Inni-k – Indie Folk Gig

21:00, Sun 19 Mar

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

Inni-K will play Indie Folk in the Harbour Bar.

Admission is free.

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

Rhythm Rocker

21:00, Sun 19 Mar

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 19 Mar

Mercantile, 28 Dame Street, Dublin 2

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

Admission is free.

dublinsessions.ie/the-mercantile-hotel/

Monday 20 Mar

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Untranslatability in Literature and Philospohy – Conference

09:00, Mon 20 Mar

Trinity Centre for Literary Translation, 36 Fenian Street, Dublin 2

The two day conference about Untranslatability in Literature and Philosophy will take place. There will be two full days of talks (RSVP required) and a Keynote on Monday 20 March at 18:30 in the Long Room Hub.

Admission is free and no registration required for the Keynote.

There is also a concert with Cosimo Colazzo on Sunday evening and it is listed separately in this Dublin Event Guide.

www.tcd.ie/literary-translation/conferences/index.php

Musical Movement for Toddlers

10:15, Mon 20 Mar

Blackrock Library, Main Street, Blackrock, Co. Dublin

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

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

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

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

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

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Mon 20 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, Mon 20 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, Mon 20 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

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Drunkard’s Hiccups – Old Time String Band Music

20:00, Mon 20 Mar

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 20 Mar

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 Bowery House Band with Gavin Glass

20:00, Mon 20 Mar

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

The Bowery House band will be on stage with Gavin Glass and plenty of special surprise guests.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/198627177287514/

The Circle Sessions – Open Mic

20:00 – 23:30, Mon 20 Mar

The International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

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

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

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/thecirclesessions/

The Comedy Shed

20:30, Mon 20 Mar

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 20 Mar

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 20 Mar

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 20 Mar

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 20 Mar

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

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

dublinsessions.ie/mother-reillys/

Donal Kirk Band & Jimmy Smyth – Gig

21:30, Mon 20 Mar

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

Donal Kirk and Jimmy Smyth 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/1204-donal-kirk-and-jimmy-smyth-8.html

That’s It Recordings – Open Mic

22:00, Mon 20 Mar

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

That’s It Recordings is an open mic every Monday at Sin E. Just turn up and play. Sign up before 22:00 to ensure you get a slot. Bring a USB stick along and you will get a recording of your music to take home.

Admission is free.

sin-e.ie/events/thats-it-open-mic-2/

Tuesday 21 Mar

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National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Tue 21 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

Le Corsage Noir – Berthe Morisot – Art Pop-up Talk

13:15 – 13:45, Tue 21 Mar

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

This Pop-up will be about Berthe Morisot’s “Le Corsage Noir” and will be given by Fala Buggy. It is part of a new series of short in-focus talks in front of key works in the Gallery.

Admission is free. Meet in front of the painting in the Millennium Wing.

www.nationalgallery.ie/whatson/Talks/Pop-up_Talks2017/March_21.aspx

“My Favourites” – Dublin City Walking Tour

14:00 – 16:00, Tue 21 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 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 21 Mar

Rathmines Library, 157 Lower Rathmines Road, Dublin 6

Aspects of Love is a classic film screening in Rathmines Libraray.

Admission is free, but you will have to contact Rathmines Library to find out the titles of the film via 01-497 3539 or rathmineslibrary@dublincity.ie.

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 21 Mar

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

Let’s demistify jobs in tech! – Talks

18:00, Tue 21 Mar

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

#weAREhere is a collective of a numberof varied groups and they are inviting to an event to demistify jobs in tech.

There will be four speakers who will tell you about their experiences in getting hired for a tech job as well as tips and advice when they are interviewing candidates for a tech role in their company.

The panellists are

Christina Lynch (Moderator)
Sorcha Bowler (Software engineer, Betbright)
Sarah Doran (Software Development Manager, Travelport Digital)
Ingrid Epure (Software engineer, Intercom)

Admission is free, but booking is required via this link here.

dublin.sciencegallery.com/events/2017/03/wearehere

Tuesday Night Table Tennis

18:00 – 00:00, Tue 21 Mar

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/

Francophonie Screenings: Morocco

19:00, Tue 21 Mar

Alliance Francaise, 1 Kildare Street, Dublin 2

The Moroccan film “Petits Bonheurs” (2015) about the friendship and hidden secrets between two Moroccoan teenagers will be screened. Admission is free, but booking is required via the link below.

afdublin.extranet-aec.com/events/detail/170

Synesthesia Talks – Liquor Rooms

19:00 – 22:00, Tue 21 Mar

Liquor Rooms, 7 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

The multidisciplinary talk series ‘Synesthesia’ (in collaboration with The Fumbally Exchange) will investigate our senses through discussions about design, science and performance. The first talk will be about our sense of touch and all things tangible.

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

www.eventbrite.ie/e/synesthesia-talks-launch-tangible-tickets-32622626153?ref=devg

The Dublin Language Exchange – Meetup

19:00, Tue 21 Mar

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 21 Mar

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 21 Mar

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 – 23:30, Tue 21 Mar

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.

www.facebook.com/UkuleleTuesday

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 23:00, Tue 21 Mar

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 21 Mar

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 21 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/

Woolshed Pub Quiz

21:30, Tue 21 Mar

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 22 Mar

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Creative Den Drawing Session – Rua Red

11:00, Wed 22 Mar

Rua Red, South Dublin Arts Centre, Tallaght, D24

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

ruared.ie/

Healthy Eating and Nutrition – Talk

11:00, Wed 22 Mar

Donaghmede Library, Donaghmede Shopping Centre, Donaghmede Rd, Dublin 13

Listen and Learn with Linda from Healthy Food Made Easy through this talk abot Healthy Eating and Nutrition.

Admissionis free, but booking is required via 01-8482833

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

Phoenix Paek Walk

11:00, Wed 22 Mar

Phoenix Park Visitor Centre, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

There will be a walk from the Phoenix Park Visitor Centre to the Papal Cross on Wednesday 22nd March.

The walk will feature the historic visit of Pope John Paul II to Ireland in 1979 and the Eucharistic Congress of 1932.

Admissionis free.

www.phoenixpark.ie/newsevents/title,37550,en.html

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Wed 22 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 22 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/

John Gilbert and his History of Dublin -Talk

13:00, Wed 22 Mar

Pembroke Library, Anglesea Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

Pembroke Library Historical Lectures Series will continue with “John Gilbert and his History of Dublin”, a new look with Dr Séamus Ó Maitiú. Seamus is a local historian and former teacher. He is the author of many books including a history of the Dublin Townships and W & R Jacob: Celebrating 150 Years of Irish Biscuit Making

Admission is free but booking is required via 01-668 9575 or pembrokelibrary@dublincity.ie

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

Havana International Language Exchange

16:30 – 19:30, Wed 22 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

First Up: Linda Doyle

18:00, Wed 22 Mar

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

“First Up” is a series of talks about how creative entrepreneurs managed to break through.

The unique individuals featured in the First Up series believed in an idea and did everything possible to make that idea work. They invested in their own talent and creativity in order to create a career or lifestyle suited to their vision and personal aspirations.

The speaker in this week’s event will be Linda Doyle (Director of CONNECT and Professor of Engineering and The Arts in Trinity College Dublin). She was also the Director of CTVR, the precursor to CONNECT. Her expertise lies in the fields of wireless communications, cognitive radio, reconfigurable networks, spectrum management and creative arts practices.

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

dublin.sciencegallery.com/events/2017/01/firstlindadoyle

The Fractured Life of Jimmy Dice by Ronan Ryan – Book Launch

18:30 – 20:30, Wed 22 Mar

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

The Book Launch of “The Fractured Life of Jimmy Dice” by Ronan Ryan will take place.

Admission is free and there will be wine and you can buy the book.

irishwriterscentre.ie/collections/whats-on-at-the-centre/products/book-launch-the-fractured-life-of-jimmy-dice-by-ronan-ryan

Dublin Jam Session – Open Jam

19:30 – 22:30, Wed 22 Mar

Tivoli Backstage, 18/19 Francis Street, Dublin 8

The Dublin Jam Session is an open Jam with full back line. It is open to all levels of musicians and singers and all genres of music and the only rule is that you must jam with others (not all your own band).

It takes place every Wednesday and admission is free.

www.facebook.com/DublinJamSessions/

Brand New Switcheroo – Roots Gig

20:00, Wed 22 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/

Save Hellfire Club and Massey’s Wood – Discussion

20:00, Wed 22 Mar

Mill Theatre, Dundrum Town Centre, Dundrum, Dublin 14

South Dublin County Council and Coillte plan to turn the grounds of both Massey’s Estate and the Hellfire Club into a major tourist attraction, including a large interpretative centre with a restaurant and a shop; a bridge that extends over the road between the two grounds and a car park for 300 cars. All for a cost of EUR 19 mio!

This is planned for in a forest and area of great natural beauty and with huge local and natural heritage value for its flora and fauna, recreational value and archaeological sites.

At this meeting People Before Profit, who have started a campaign in the Rathdown area in solidarity with The Hellfire Club Action Group and Friends of Massey’s Wood, want to talk about how to save this natural wilderness from over-development.

Admission is free.

www.indymedia.ie/article/106093

Anseo Comedy Club

20:30, Wed 22 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

The Song Room (open mic)

20:30, Wed 22 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 22 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 22 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 Open Mic Competition

21:00, Wed 22 Mar

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

Music College BIMM will bring ten talented songwriters who will compete in the third heat of a Singer Songwriter competition for a place in the final.

Admission is free.

sin-e.ie/events/bimm-open-mic-comp-2/

Los Paradiso – Gig

21:00, Wed 22 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

Music Film: Live Forever – The Rise and Fall of Brit Pop

21:00, Wed 22 Mar

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

The music film “Live Forever – The Rise and Fall of Brit Pop” will be screened in the Bowery.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1632595937049408/

Resident Open Mic – Mercantile

21:00, Wed 22 Mar

Mercantile, 28 Dame Street, Dublin 2

The Resident Open Mic is a new weekly open mic on Wednesdays with a bit of a difference: Each week a different established artist will go back to their roots by not just playing at the open mic but by hosting it. This gives the artists a chance to try out new songs, play some of their classics and most importantly it gives a chance for new songwriters to play their music in front of some of their favorite songwriters.

Admission is free.

dublinsessions.ie/the-mercantile-hotel/

Trad Session

21:30, Wed 22 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).

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National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Thu 23 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 23 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

Relatively Speaking – Guided Gallery Walking Tour

13:00, Thu 23 Mar

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

Relatively Speaking will introduce the current exhibitions at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios and Project Arts Centre to you. The tour will take about 45 minutes with 15-20 minutes in each of the two galleries. The Gallery of Photography, which was in the past the third gallery on “Relatively Speaking” tours is currently closed for a new installation.

Beginning at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, you will be introduced to “Woodall” by Hilary Lloyd and after wards at the Project Arts Centre you will find out all about the exhibition “Fault Bound Bodies” by Caroline Doolin.

Admission is free, buzt booking is required.

www.eventbrite.ie/e/relatively-speaking-a-guided-walking-tour-across-two-city-art-galleries-tickets-32659668949?ref=devg

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13:00, Thu 23 Mar

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The World behind Surimono Poetry Prints – Lecture

13:10, Thu 23 Mar

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

The lunchtime lecture “The World behind Surimono Poetry Prints” with Daan Kok (Curator Japan and Korea, National Museum of World Cultures (Netherlands)) will take place.

Admission is free. Meeting point is in the atrium of the Library.

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

Little Museum of Dublin – Free Admission Thursday

18:00 – 20:00, Thu 23 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/

Opportunities for Researchers: Calls in Europe and Spain – Talk

18:00 – 20:30, Thu 23 Mar

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

The event “Opportunities for Researchers: Calls in Europe and Spain” is an opportunity to find out what contracts and jobs are available for researchers in Spain at different career stages.

Find out more and register via the link below.

www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/opportunities-for-researchers-calls-in-europe-and-spain-tickets-32326725105

Francophonie Screenings: Egypt

18:30, Thu 23 Mar

Alliance Francaise, 1 Kildare Street, Dublin 2

The film “L’immeuble Yacoubian” (2006) is a film adapted from the novel with the same name (The Yacoubian Building) about the diverse inhabitants of a bulding in downtown Cairo.

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

afdublin.extranet-aec.com/events/detail/171

Start or Grow your Business – Business Lectures

18:30 – 20:00, Thu 23 Mar

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

Twice every year, the Central Library together with the Local Enterprise Office in Dublin City are running a series of six free Business Lectures for everybody who wants to start or grow a business. The lectures will cover subjects such as the characteristics needed to run and fund your business. Digital marketing strategies and writing business plans will also be included.

The next series will take place on Thursdays from 18:30-20:00 between 23 March and 27 April.

Admission is free, but booking is required here. All topics and speakers are listed on that same website, but to make it easier for you, they are also here:

23 March: Becoming a Successful Entrepreneur – How You Can Create and Produce Ideas
30 March: Creating the best Business Plan for your Business
06 Apr: Market Research Skills – What You Need To Do To Be Successful
13 Apr: Managing your Online Presence – Having A Digital Plan To Help You Increase Sales
20 Apr: Financial Support and Grants for Entrepreneurs
27 Apr: Essential Supports and Services for Entrepreneurs – Who’s Out There To Help You

www.localenterprise.ie/DublinCity/Start-or-Grow-your-Business/Starting-a-Business/Library-Talks/

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

19:00 – 21:00, Thu 23 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/

New to Dublin? Dublin Expats Meeting

19:00, Thu 23 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 23 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/

Crystal Skull Sessions – Gig

21:00, Thu 23 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.

sin-e.ie/events/the-crystal-skull-sessions-2/

Psychedelic Pill – Neil Young & Crazy Hourse Tribute

21:00, Thu 23 Mar

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

Psychedelic Pill will play the music of Neil Young & Crazy Horse in the Harbour Bar.

Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/psychedelic-pill1

Singer Songwriter Night – Mother Reilly’s

21:00, Thu 23 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 23 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 23 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 23 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 23 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 23 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 23 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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National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Fri 24 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 24 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 24 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.

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Finale des Joutes Oratoires – Debating Competition

18:00, Fri 24 Mar

Alliance Francaise, 1 Kildare Street, Dublin 2

Les Joutes Oratoires is a debating competition to enhance the oral learning skills of Secondary Students through a structured system of debates in the French language.

28 Irish schools have taken part in the debating competition since October 2016 and the battle will come to an end on Friday 24 March in the French Library with the finalist schools St Michael’s College and Heywood Community School competing on a secret motion “La célébrité est devenue l’obsession de notre époque”.

Admission is free, but booking is required via info@alliance-francaise.ie with the subject “Finale des Joutes Oratoires”.

alliance-francaise.ie/culture/

Cathedral Choristers and Jazz Singer – Concert

18:15, Fri 24 Mar

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

The St. Patrick’s Cathedral Choristers are joined by jazz singer/songwriter Suzanne Savage for a concert in aid of the Diocesan Refugee Housing Appeal which plans to raise EUR 300k over three years to support a new housing project by the Irish Refugee Council.

The programme is suitable for the whole family and includes Irish favourites Danny Boy, Cockles & Mussels & The Lark in the clear air alongside Jazz Songs of Innocence by Bob Chilcott and a few familiar jazz standards.

Admission is free, but booking is required via the website below. Donations for the charitable cause will be very welcome.

stpatrickscathedral.digitickets.co.uk/event/2125657

Italian Art and its Icons – Talks

18:30, Fri 24 Mar

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

Italian and Irish experts will present and discuss the relationship between museums and territory and the importance of cultural tourism. With Paolo Bartoloni (NUI Galway), Michael Cronin (DCU), and Valentina Zucchi (MUS.E, Firenze).

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

www.iicdublino.esteri.it/iic_dublino/en/gli_eventi/calendario/2017/03/italian-art-and-its-icons.html

Cornucopia – Live Music

19:30 – 21:30, Fri 24 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

Adultrock & Bodytonic DJ sets

21:00, Fri 24 Mar

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

Bodytonic Music Presents Gavin Elsted aka Adultrock DJ Set + Bodytonic Resident DJ’s Club Night

Bodytonic Records is launching a once a month label night in The Harbour Bar Bray on Friday March 24th.

The Harbour Bar in Bray is adding a DJ night to their regular events. It will take place on the last Friday of each month. Resident DJs from Bodytonic Records will play the music and every month there will be a special guest to celebrate the past, present and future releases from Bodytonic Records.

The first two editions feature label alumnus Adultrock and new act Ben Bix, who releases his six track EP ‘Ben Bix and Feather’ through Bodytonic Records on Friday 17 March.

Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/club-night-bodytonic-presents-adultrock-dj-set

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Fri 24 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/

Black Temple Shrines / The Penny Dreadfuls – Gig

22:00, Fri 24 Mar

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

The Black Temple Shrines and The Penny Dreadfuls are playing a gig in Sin E.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/406757512996558/

Events Coming Up

Dublin Mountains Partnership – Guided Walks

04+05+12+19+25+26 March

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 March walks will be on 04+05+12+19+25+26 February.

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

Not free, but interesting nevertheless:

Aware Harbour2Harbour Walk: 17 March

GamerCon Dublin 18+19 March

Girls in Tech Dublin: 20 March

Student Summit 2017: 21 March

Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival: 22-26 March

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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!

Taoiseach put himself on ejection seat, but stop talking about it!

There is a time in our lives when we all have to leave. I am not talking about that final leave, that will put us 6ft under, but I am talking about leaving a job, leaving a hobby, leaving a group of friends, leaving a football/chess/car racing/knitting/etc club. It is usually best if YOU can choose when you depart and also it is best to keep it a bit as a surprise just because it should ideally be on your terms not on other people’s terms.

The current Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, wasn’t clever enough to ensure that he was in charge of his future, but stupidly he indicated to the nation that he might not lead his party into the next election. Maybe he wanted to get some positive gain from this statement, but it certainly has back fired as his party and in fact the political landscape in Ireland seems to be mesmerised by the question WHEN will he step down. It totally distract from the real issues and it must interfere with the ability of the current government to do the best job they are capable of.

I have to admit that I am not a big fan of the current Taoiseach, but at the same time I do think that day to day politics is a lot more relevant than the discussion about who will be the next leader of Fine Gael and the “peacocking” of his possible successors is really putting me off all of them. Leo Varadkar, Simon Coveney or Frances Fitzgerald? Neither of them has been elected, so I don’t really care about them.

At the moment, there is one guy in charge. He is telling us about how Ireland will deal with a Brexit….and seems to talk more nonsense than sense. He is going to bring a silly bowl of shamrock to Donald Trump, a move that certainly doesn’t find support everywhere because of the person the American president is. And he didn’t impress with his handling of the recent whistleblower affair in the police force.

So no “Well done! Great job!”, but because I don’t think the discussion about him stepping down (when, how, where?) will bring Ireland forward in a positive way, I would prefer if the speculation about the date of stepping down and about the successor would not take up newspaper headline after newspaper headline.

As long as the man is in his current job, don’t distract him all the time! If he doesn’t give his job full attention, it might turn out even worse than now.

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