Dublin Event Guide 514: Record Store Day, Experience Japan Day, Print Fest, Poetry Day Ireland

April 22nd, 2017
DEG Dublin Event Guide (for free events)

No. 514 | 21 April 2017

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Hi all!

Once again I am using the same approach as last two weeks: I looked for Saturday events first so that I can post a Saturday summary on the website and on the Facebook page asap. More events will then be added during the day until all is included and then the mail will go out and the smart phone app will be updated at the same time.

Next week I will have a new challenge because I will be away at a training course from Thursday until Sunday. So I will have to get the Dublin Event Guide finished very early but won’t have a lot of days to do so. Not sure yet how to accomplish that, but I will keep you posted.

The technical problem that I mentioned last week MIGHT be solved. I discovered something last week and if that really fixes it, then the solution is a faster Internet link in the range of just a few milliseconds. Not sure if the solution is reliable, I will find out this week.

The Big 500 Share is still running and 3 more nice people supported my work with a donation last week. Thanks a lot! And a BIG thanks to Jutta B-S! The target was to raise at least EUR 3000 through this campaign, but with 1420 we are still far far away from the target, BUT we got a little more than EUR 400 for the two charities. That is respectable! The problem now is that the remaining amount of just over 1000 will be used up by the end of May. :-O If you can help, please do! Check the details in the Dublin News section and don’t forget that you will get a free “Secret Dublin” Guide Book if you help!!! ;-)

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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 here 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 brings you a video clip, BUT unlike the Feel Good Slot content from most other weeks, it is more reflective than uplifting. But it is definitely worth watching:

What if your life ended this minute?

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

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

The Big 500 Share campaign continues and all donors until now are
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Thanks a LOT for all your help and please keep helping. Find out more in the Dublin News.

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

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

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

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

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

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Joergs Picks

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

This week I will suggest that you look at the Japan Day in Farmleigh House on Sunday, the Print Fest in the National Print Museum (also on Sunday) and the Record Store Day activities on Saturday.

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Competitions

Forro Dublin Festival Party – Ticket Competition

Sunday 30 April – 21:00-late
Buskers Bar, Fleet Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

From Wed 26 until Sun 30 April, the Forro Dublin Festival will happen. There will be LOTS of dance workshops and also lots of partying: 5 nights of parties + 3 days of workshops and all will be delivered by 11 outstanding Forro Teachers.

Various tickets are available from the all included 5 Day ticket for EUR 120 via the Full Party Pass and Day Passes (EUR 40) down to a single party pass for EUR 10. All details are on forrodublin.com/get-tickets/

To share the information with you, Forro Dublin has made FIVE pairs of tickets available for the final Forro Dublin party on Sunday 30 April from 21:00 in Buskers in Fleet Street, Temple Bar. Trio Mais Um will be playing and there will also be DJs.

If you would like to win a pair of tickets for this party on Sunday, you will have to enter the competition by sending a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with FORRO DUBLIN in the subject line and with your name and mobile phone number in the body of the mail. Your mail has to be with me by 12:00 on Tuesday 25 April.

Find out all information about the festival here: www.forrodublin.com/

Release Your Voice – Singing Workshop – Ticket Competition Update

Sat 29 April (11:00-17:30)
The Lab, Foley Street, Dublin 1

Professional Singer and Vocal Coach Joan Shields is running a full day workshop in singing techniques entitled “Release Your Voice”. This highly enjoyable and intensive workshop will show you how to get the most out of your voice. It is suitable for all styles of music from Popular to Operatic, Jazz, Traditional, Musical Theatre etc. and all levels of singer from beginner/non-singer to professional. It will also benefit public speakers and actors in their projection and delivery.

You will learn how to develop and gain control over your voice; extend your pitch -range, improve your timbre, intonation and power; sing in a healthy way for your voice; be a more versatile and expressive singer; communicate/interpret a song and perform with confidence. And you will have the opportunity to work individually with Joan on the song of your choice.

The fee for the full day of training is a very affordable EUR 60 and if you tell Joan at the time of booking that you found out about the course in the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events), you will even only pay EUR 55. – Book your place via 086-3844527 or via freeyourvoice@outlook.com now!

The winner of the ticket that Joan made available for a competition in the Dublin Event Guide is Daria Verjans. Congratulations!

www.facebook.com/events/1200786330035119/

P.S. Guys, I screwed up with this competition. I totally got my dates mixed up and was contacting some people about it in a hurry on Friday evening late because I thought Joan’s workshop is already this weekend. If I contacted you, you will hear from me again soon! ;-)

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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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The Big 500 Share!!

With the 500th edition of the Dublin Event Guide a few 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 very soon 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”.

RTE Studio Audience Tickets

Last chance:
“Brendan O’Connor’s Cutting Edge” returned to our screens in March and you can be there, in the studio, up close and personal to see it first hand! The programme runs every Wednesday at 21:35 on RTE One and it is a live show, so you have a chance every Wednesday between now and 03 May to be live in the studio.

You can request tickets by sending an email to tickets@mindthegapfilms.com or by calling 01 6624742

Tickets are free and you will get also a complimentary glass of wine before the show, but all audience members must be 18 or over.

Wetherspoon will come to Camden Street

The British pub chain Wetherspoon got the ok to build their first pub in Dublin’s City Centre and it will be an interesting development. Wetherspoon is disliked by competitors because they offer very competitive drink prices and cause a price competition that other pubs don’t like. Customers have divided opinions: Some appreciate the low prices for food and drinks but others point out that the food is not really of great quality.

The pub in Camden Street will be combined with a 98 room hotel and it will not target the late-night-pub goers. Wetherspoon pubs never have live music and this one will not even have amplified music. It also will already close at 00:30. A very unusual pub then!

The building it will occupy needs major renovation and with that, it is not a bad development because it will sort out a row of seriously dilapidated houses, but it remains to be seen if this pub will make its name or will be more a “hotel bar” with some mediocre food. A huge hotel bar it would be at more than 1800 sqm!

Since there are already 12 bars and pubs in Camden Street and there are also 36 cafes and restaurants in the area, will definitely not be needed to fill a gap so their challenge will be to offer something different or better than all the other establishments.

www.thejournal.ie/wetherspoons-get-green-light-pub-camden-street-3352078-Apr2017/

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Must Have Book for girls!! “Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls”

This news item is not related to Dublin, but it is so relevant, that I decided to post it here.

I came across a really interesting video clip on Facebook last week. It is about what stories we read our kids and Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo are talking commenting that none of the stories we read to kids have women in leading roles and in none of them women are in charge of their lives. So to change the role models of the girls in your life, you should consider their book “Good Night Stores for Rebel Girls”. It is a book with the real-life stories of 100 outstanding women and it really looks impressive.

Have a look at the video clip here and if you want to buy the book (no delivery charges!) for the best price, go here.

The story of Katherine Switzer, the first woman who ran the Boston Marathon, is not in that great book, but watch this short video about her story here. I admire the women that fight for equal rights!

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!

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.

Hot Press Covers Exhibition

(Mon-Sat 10:00-17:00, Sun 12:00-17:00)

National Photographic Archive, Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Hot Press Magazine is celebrating its 40st birthday in June of this year and this exhibition in the National Photographic Archive will show every single Hot Press Cover from the last 40 years. A piece of music history of Ireland from 1977 until today.

Admission is free.

www.hotpress.com/coversexhibition/

Falling Out of Standing – Film Installation

04-23 April – 12:00-20:00

Festival House, 12 Essex Street East, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Falling out of Standing is a film installation, a connected series of three short films in a real-time installation that puts the public at the very centre of our rigorous exploration.

Find lots more information on this website: www.theserooms.ie/

Admission is free.

Saturday 22 Apr

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Car Boot Sales – Tallaght

08:00 – 12:00, Sat 22 Apr

Tallaght Stadium, Whitestown Way, Tallaght, Co. Dublin

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

www.irishcarboot.ie/

Honest2Goodness Food Market

09:30 – 16:00, Sat 22 Apr

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 22 Apr

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
+ Bushy Park, Terenure, Dublin 6

www.parkrun.ie/

SuperNatural Food Market

09:30 – 15:30, Sat 22 Apr

St. Andrews Resource Centre, 114 Pearse Street, Dublin 2

The SuperNatural Food Market is taking place every Saturday from 09:30-15:30 in St. Andrews Resource Centre in Pearse Street, Dublin 2.

www.supernatural.ie

The Green Door Market

09:30 – 16:00, Sat 22 Apr

18 Newmarket, Dublin 8

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

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

www.facebook.com/thegreendoordublin

Belgard Weekend Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 22 Apr

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 Orchid Fair – Botanic Gardens

10:00, Sat 22 Apr

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

On Saturday and Sunday of this week, the Dublin Orchid Fair takes place in the Botanic Gardens.

A wide variety of orchids will be on display in the Teak House and there will be an opportunity to buy orchids, sundries and books. As part of the fair there will be talks on growing orchids and a tour of the Glasnevin orchid collection.

Admission is free.

www.botanicgardens.ie/news/events.htm#22Apr

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 22 Apr

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/

Jobs Expo – Jobs and Recruitment Fair

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 22 Apr

Croke Park Stadium, Jones’ Road, Dublin 3

Jobs Expo is a jobs and recruitment fair that takes place twice every year. Employers/recruiters will provide information about the jobs that they have or will soon have available, there will be a Career Clinic and in addition a number of talks/seminars.

Before you go to an event like that, you should check the list of exhibitors to see if there are any companies present that you are interested in. The list is here www.jobsexpo.ie/exhibitor-list-dublin/ If you are not too thrilled by that list, then also look a the seminars and talks to see if there is something that interests you.

Admission is free, but registration is required. You can register here or on the day at the door.

www.jobsexpo.ie

Live Collision Festival – Performance Art

10:00, Sat 22 Apr

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

The Live Collision Festival is running from 19-23 April with a number of free and non-free events. The Live Collision events are arts performances in the Project Arts Centre and all details can be found here.

The free events this weekend are:

+ Resistor Sister on Saturday from 10:00-14:00. It is a live art party with non-stop exotic disco and “a whole lot of frisky action from the queens of resistance”. projectartscentre.ie/event/resistor-sister/

+ Cowards on Saturday from 12:00-18:00. A woman, the artist, lifts her dress over her head. She becomes tangled in the fabric, caught in the moment of taking it off. She is joined by another woman who experiences the same. They are joined by another women and so it continues. projectartscentre.ie/event/cowards/

+ Live Lunchtime Debate on Saturday at 13:00: “Why Live Art, Why Now?” with Katrina Goldstone, Lynnette Moran, Megan Kennedy, Robyn McQuaid O’Dwyer. It is an exploratory conversation looking at the role Live Art practice and ‘festival’ has to play in initiating and supporting a dialogue (performative or linguistic) around the social, cultural and political context and environment.

+ Be. There. Now (Available throughout the festival.) This is a 360 degree archive, a full-bodied immersive experience whereby audiences can virtually drop into the centre of the festival’s previous programme. With a full 360 degree optic, the viewer will have the autonomy to look around, search the corners, peep behind the scenes and see live performance work as it has never been seen before. projectartscentre.ie/event/be_there_now/

+ LADA Study Room / Bibliothque (Available throughout the festival). The Live Art Development Agency’s (LADA) Study Room is one of the most important archives in the UK on experimental theatre, performance and Live Art. at the Live Collision Festival a bibliotheque of titles from LADA’s Study Room will be available touching on histories, archives, legacies, and activism. projectartscentre.ie/event/lada-study-room-bibliotheque/

projectartscentre.ie/event/live_collision/

Marlay Park Market

10:00 – 16:00, Sat 22 Apr

Marlay Park, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16

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

www.dlrcoco.ie/en/parks-outdoors/markets

Temple Bar Markets

10:00 – 16:30, Sat 22 Apr

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

The Story of the Capital – Exhibition in Dublin City Hall

10:00 – 17:15, Sat 22 Apr

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

Blackrock Market

11:00 – 17:30, Sat 22 Apr

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

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

www.blackrockmarket.com/

Terenure Bushy Park Market

11:00 – 16:00, Sat 22 Apr

Bushy Park, Tempelogue Road, Terenure, Dublin 6W

The Terenure Bushy Park Market is taking place every weekk. The market has more than 30 stalls, offering a whole variety of foods and crafts.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/bushyparkmarket

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Sat 22 Apr

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

Treasures of the National Museum – Family Tour

11:30 – 12:00, Sat 22 Apr

National Museum, Kildare Street (Archaeology), Dublin 2

This is a family tour for families with children aged 7+. Discover some of the most famous artefacts in the museum including the ‘Tara’ Brooch and the Ardagh Chalice. Hear the stories about how they were found and find out more about the lives of the people who made them.

Admission is free and places will be allocated on first come first served basis. Meet at the reception.

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=3272

Green Picnic – Green Sod Ireland – Merrion Square

12:00 – 15:00, Sat 22 Apr

Merrion Square, Dublin 2

Green Sod Ireland are celebrating their 10 year anniversary and are inviting you to a Green Picnic in Merrion Square. You bring your own picnic and leave no trace. Green Sod Ireland are running guided bug and bee hunts for children and provide outdoor entertainment for the whole family.

The purpose of Green Sod Ireland (An Fóidín Glas) is to protect and conserve land in Ireland for the sake of its indigenous inhabitants: animals, plants, soils, rocks, micro-organisms, watersheds and the like for their own sake, and for the sake of present and future generations.

Interestingly, this seems to be the ONLY International Earth Day event in Dublin.

www.greensodireland.ie

Ha’penny Flea Market

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 22 Apr

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 22 Apr

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/

Record Store Day – Golden Discs

12:00, Sat 22 Apr

Golden Discs, Dundrum Town Centre, Dundrum, Dublin 16

Golden Discs Dundrum are inviting to some live performances in their shop for Record Store Day.

At 12:00 singer-songwriter Neev Kennedy, will be on stage. at 15:00 TADGH will follow and at 16:00 the 5 piece indie rockers Future Stops will close the day.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/goldendiscs/

Record Store Day – Tower Records

12:00 – 20:00, Sat 22 Apr

Tower Records Ireland, 7 Dawson Street, Dublin 2

On Saturday, the 10th Record Store takes place and Tower Records has a lot of entertainment planned for you.

The day will start already at 08:00 when the shop opens with lots of special offers.

The entertainment will kick off at 12:00. First there will be Kila playing songs from their newest live album and then Ska band Interskalactic will play a gig.

Outside, Teddy’s Ice Cream will provide free ice cream from 13:00.

From 17:00-20:00 the event will move to the Liquor Rooms for everybody who collected a wristband in “Tower Hifi” during the day. The line-up will be HamsandwicH, Fiction Peaks, Katie Laffan and Third Smoke.

Admission is free.

www.towerrecords.ie/viewnews.asp?id=298

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Sat 22 Apr

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

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

www.ifi.ie/

The Bernard Shaw Flea Market

13:00 – 18:00, Sat 22 Apr

The Bernard Shaw, 12 Richmond Street South, Dublin 8

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

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/bernardshawfleamarket/

“My Favourites” – Dublin City Walking Tour

14:00 – 16:00, Sat 22 Apr

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 22 Apr

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

March for Science – Protest

14:00, Sat 22 Apr

Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2

A “March for Science” takes place today to “stand up for science and evidence in the face of an alarming trend toward discrediting scientific consensus and restricting scientific discovery”.

The march will start at Grand Canal Square at 14:00 and then march to Government Buildings.

Participation is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1865692560365046/

RetroGaming.ie – Playstation Playback

15:00 – 19:00, Sat 22 Apr

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

At this next Retro Gaming event in Phibsborough there will be 90s gaming specials fun with a day of PlayStation magic. The two featured tournaments (Micro Machines v3 and Tekken 3) are not free, but there will also be plenty of side games and playing the classic PlayStation side games is free.

Some of the side games are Street Fighter Alpha 3, Gran Turismo 2, Bomberman World, Crash Team Racing, Crash Bash, Soul Blade, Tony Hawk’s, Time Crisis, ISS and more.

www.facebook.com/events/738186479685649/

Tower Records Record Store Day Party

17:00 – 20:00, Sat 22 Apr

Liquor Rooms, 7 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

Tower Records are finishing the Record Store Day with a party in the Liquor Rooms.

The line up consists of HamsandwicH, Fiction Peaks, Katie Laffan and Third Smoke.

Admission is free with a wristband that you can get during the day in Tower Hifi (the Hifi department of Tower Records). The number of wristbands is limited and you need to ASK for the wristband to get it.

theliquorrooms.com/event/record-store-day-tower-records-afterparty/?instance_id=343

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Sat 22 Apr

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/

Moon Looks On – Gig

21:00, Sat 22 Apr

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

Moon Looks On is a band from Dublin that plays a fusion of both modern contemporary folk and soul, with little dabs of reggae, blues, country and pop.

Admission is free.

sin-e.ie/events/moon-looks-on/

Slipstream – Gig

21:00, Sat 22 Apr

The Mezz, 24/25 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Classic rock covers band “Slipstream” will play a gig in the Mezz.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/mezzdublin/

The Goods – Gig

21:00, Sat 22 Apr

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

The Goods, a super high-energy cover band, are playing a gig in the Bowery.

Admission is free.

thebowery.ie/calander/

The Grenaways – Gig

21:00, Sat 22 Apr

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

Alternative Folk band “The Greenaways” from Cornwall will be in the Harbour Bar in Bray for a gig.

Admission is free.

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

Absolutely Yo! – Gig

21:30, Sat 22 Apr

Leeson Lounge, 148 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4

Rock ‘n’ Roll band “Absolutely Yo!” will play a gig in the Leeson Lounge on Saturday.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/739465116224646/

Diablo – Gig

22:00, Sat 22 Apr

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

Diablo will play a live gig in the Harp Bar of the Carnegie Court Hotel in Swords.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/431565640509940/

King Bones – Gig

22:30, Sat 22 Apr

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

King Bones will play in the Midnight Hour Slot from 00:00.

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

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/midnight-hour-w-king-bones/

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Car Boot Sales – Ballymun

08:00 – 13:00, Sun 23 Apr

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

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

Admission for buyers is free.

www.facebook.com/irishcarboot

Belgard Weekend Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 23 Apr

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 Orchid Fair – Botanic Gardens

10:00, Sun 23 Apr

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

On Saturday and Sunday of this week, the Dublin Orchid Fair takes place in the Botanic Gardens.

A wide variety of orchids will be on display in the Teak House and there will be an opportunity to buy orchids, sundries and books. As part of the fair there will be talks on growing orchids and a tour of the Glasnevin orchid collection.

Admission is free.

www.botanicgardens.ie/news/events.htm#22Apr

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 23 Apr

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 – FOUR Guided Tours

10:00 – 16:30, Sun 23 Apr

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 since last 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 with a reduced schedule over the winter. And since 02 April there will be tours again every Friday and Sunday at 10:00, 12:00, 14:00 + 15:30 and only 20 places are available on each tour.

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

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

Marlay Park Market

10:00 – 16:00, Sun 23 Apr

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 23 Apr

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/

Photofest Ireland – Photography & Imaging Trade Show

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 23 Apr

Crowne Plaza Hotel, Northwood Avenue, Santry, Dublin 9

Photofest Ireland is a Photography & Imaging Trade Show with Exhibition and Seminars. It will take place in the Conference Centre of the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Santry and admission is free, but booking is required via the Eventbrite link here.

Find out more details via the link below.

www.photofestireland.com/

Drumcondra Village Market

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 23 Apr

Arts and Business Campus, 40 Drumcondra Road Lower

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

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/DrumcondraVillageMarket

Dun Laoghaire Market

11:00 – 16:00, Sun 23 Apr

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 23 Apr

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 23 Apr

St. Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, 83 Marlborough Street, Dublin 1

The well known Palestrina Choir sing every Sunday at the mass in St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral. They sing complete masterworks by Mozart, Haydn, Dvorak, Palestrina, de Victoria, usually accompanied by Prof. Gerard Gillen on the organ, who often also plays a solo piece.

www.procathedral.ie/music/this-week

Family Drop-in Creative Corner

11:30 – 13:30, Sun 23 Apr

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: A Party at the Palace

www.nationalgallery.ie/en/whatson/Families/Creative_Sundays/Creative_Corner_April23.aspx

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Sun 23 Apr

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

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

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Blackrock Market

12:00 – 17:30, Sun 23 Apr

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/

Experience Japan – Hanami Festival Day

12:00 – 16:00, Sun 23 Apr

Farmleigh House, Castleknock end of Phoenix Park, Dublin 15

The yearly Japan Day and Hanami (Cherry Blossom Festival) will take place at Farmleigh House again.

Hanami is an event in Japan where friends and family come together for outdoor parties to welcome spring and celebrate nature.

T the Farmleigh House event, the activities include:

Taiko drum performances
Martial Arts demonstrations
Music and Dance with a fusion of Japanese and Irish performances
Origami and craft workshops
Yo-Yo fishing and other fun activities for children
Cosplay fashions framed with traditional Kimono displays
Soran Bushi dancing
Japanese food stalls

Admission is free and everybody is welcome.

www.farmleigh.ie/events/Title,37708,en.html

Guided Walks – Botanic Gardens

12:00 – 15:30, Sun 23 Apr

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 23 Apr

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/

Printfest – Family Day – National Print Museum

12:00 – 16:00, Sun 23 Apr

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

The National Print Museum is inviting to another “Printfest: Family Fun Day”.

Put on a hat and apron and become a mini printer for the day. There will be lots of activities on Sunday with printing demonstrations, face painting, mini children’s workshops and self-guided arts and crafts activities at the Education Area.

Admission is free.

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

Sunday at Noon – Classical Concerts

12:00 – 13:00, Sun 23 Apr

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

The Sundays at Noon Concert Series continues in the Sculpture Gallery at the Hugh Lane Gallery. This series of free (mainly classical) concerts continues to present the best of Irish and International music and musicians. Concerts run from September to June.

The next concert will feature NewDublinVoices2017

www.hughlane.ie/past-sunday-concerts/1703-sundaysnoon-new-dublin-voices-2017

Arbour Hill Cemetery Tour

14:00, Sun 23 Apr

Arbour Hill Cemetery, Arbour Hill, Dublin 7

The cemetery at Arbour Hill is the last resting place of 14 of the leaders of the 1916 Rising. Among those buried there are Pádraig Pearse, James Connolly and Thomas Clarke. This tour every Sunday will focus on the context of the Rising and explore in detail the wording of the Proclamation of the Irish Republic.

No booking necessary. The meeting point is inside the cemetery gates.

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

Dublin Sketchers – Sunday Meet-up

14:00, Sun 23 Apr

Dublin (various locations)

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

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

www.dublinsketchers.blogspot.com/

Hugh Lane Gallery – Guided Tour

14:00, Sun 23 Apr

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

Every Sunday a free tour takes place in the Hugh Lane Gallery.

Admission is free and booking is not required, but places are limited, so early arrival is recommended.

www.hughlane.ie/lectures/current/1431-free-sunday-tours-at-2pm-2016

Stella Bass Jazz Trio

14:00 – 16:00, Sun 23 Apr

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 23 Apr

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. Noel Dumont and band will perform a mix of jazz, soul and lounge music.

Admission is free.

www.bagotshutton.com/

Chester Beatty Library – Guided Tour

15:00, Sun 23 Apr

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

Joe Joyce and Lar Joye – One City, One Book event

15:00 – 16:00, Sun 23 Apr

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

Join Joe Joyce, Author of Echoland in conversation with Lar Joye, Curator of Military History discussing the G2 Division (Military Intelligence), the Second WOrld War (the Emergency) and what life would have been like in Collins Barracks for the young army lieutenant Paul Duggan.

Admission is free to this talk for adults, but booking is required via 01 6777444.

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=3297

Museum Tour – National Print Museum

15:00 – 16:30, Sun 23 Apr

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

The Taking of Christ – National Gallery Sunday Talk

15:00 – 15:45, Sun 23 Apr

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

“The Taking of Christ: The Murder Behind the Discovery” is a free Sunday talk with Noel Barber, SJ. The talk is in association with the exhibition “Beyond Caravaggio” in the musuem.

www.nationalgallery.ie/en/whatson/Talks/Sunday_Talks2017/Sunday_April23.aspx

Blues Got Soul – Gig

17:00 – 20:15, Sun 23 Apr

The International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

Blues Got Soul, a four-piece blues band from Dublin is performing the music of the founding fathers of blues and blues masters in the International Bar every Sunday. Admission is free, but donations are welcome.

Bal Folk – European Folk Dance Session

17:30 – 20:30, Sun 23 Apr

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

Travel around European traditional dancing culture without a ticket at the weekly Bal Folk Dance Sessions. On Sunday a Mazurka Workshop + Bal Folk dance session will take place.

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

The event takes place every Sunday in the Cobblestone Pub.

www.facebook.com/events/769672139865648/

The New Breadwinners – Bluegrass Gig

18:00, Sun 23 Apr

Leeson Lounge, 148 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4

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

Admission is free, donations are appreciated.

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

Wiley Fox Trad Session

18:00 – 20:00, Sun 23 Apr

Wiley Fox, 28 Eden Quay, Dublin 1

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

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/thewileyfox

Dixieland Jazzmen – Gig

18:30 – 20:30, Sun 23 Apr

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

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

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

Jawbone – Acoustic Folk & Blues Night

19:00 – 21:00, Sun 23 Apr

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

Sunday Blues Gig – Bowery

19:00, Sun 23 Apr

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

The Bowery invites to “The Sunday Blues in the Bowery” with a live band.

Admission is free.

thebowery.ie/calander/

Gardiner Street Gospel Choir Mass

19:30 – 20:30, Sun 23 Apr

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 23 Apr

Bleeding Horse, 24 Upper Camden St., Dublin 2

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

www.facebook.com/apollosessions

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 00:00, Sun 23 Apr

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

John Statz – Gig

21:00, Sun 23 Apr

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

John Statz will play Americana at this gig in Bray.

Admission is free.

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

Rhythm Rocker

21:00, Sun 23 Apr

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

Virgin Media Night Run

21:00, Sun 23 Apr

North Wall Quay, Dublin 1

The Virgin Media 10km Night Run will take place on Sunday evening from 21:00 until approx. 22:30. Like most runs in Dublin, particiaption is not free, but maybe you want to cheer on the runners or want to know when parts of the city are closed down due to the 7000 runners being on the streets.

It starts on North Wall Quay and finishes near enough the start line, then it will go the Point Theatre then across the Liffey around Ringsend, Grand Canal Quay, South Quays crossing again to the North Side then even up and down a piece of O’Connell Street and back to Customs House.

The map is here www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/1403531707 and more information is on the website below.

www.virginmedia.ie/nightrun/

The Camembert Quartet – Gig

22:00, Sun 23 Apr

Bruxelles, Harry Street, Dublin 2

The Camembert Quartet is playing a gig in Bruxelles.

Admission is free.

The Jive Cats – Gig

22:00, Sun 23 Apr

Mercantile, 28 Dame Street, Dublin 2

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

Admission is free.

dublinsessions.ie/the-mercantile-hotel/

The Dublin Blues Cartel – Gig

22:30, Sun 23 Apr

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

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

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

Monday 24 Apr

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National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Mon 24 Apr

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

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

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Mon 24 Apr

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/

Infant and Child Burials in Pre-Roman Italy – Conference

17:00, Mon 24 Apr

Online

“From invisible to visible: new data and methods for the archaeology of infant and child burials in pre-Roman Italy” is the title of an international conference in Dublin. Admission was free but tickets are withdrawn now. However, there is still an option to follow that conference if you wish.

The full programme is here and the live stream can be found here.

The conference runs on Monday from 17:15-19:30 and on Tuesday from 09:00-19:30.

www.iicdublino.esteri.it/iic_dublino/en/gli_eventi/calendario/2017/04/da-invisibili-a-visibili-nuovi.html

Commemorating 1916: a retrospective discussion

19:00, Mon 24 Apr

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

The Irish Historical Society invites to the talk “Commemorating 1916: a retrospective discussion”

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

www.eventbrite.ie/e/commemorating-1916-a-retrospective-discussion-tickets-32528898812?ref=devg

Spies, Diplomacy and Prisoners of War during WW2 – Talk

19:00, Mon 24 Apr

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

“Ireland and Germany: Spies, Diplomacy and Prisoners of War during WW2” is a talk by historian Michael Doran.

Admission free.


events.dlrcoco.ie/event/ireland-and-germany-spies-diplomacy-and-prisoners-war-during-ww2

Bowery Stand-Up Comedy Night

20:00, Mon 24 Apr

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

A free Stand-up Comedy Night will take place in the Bowery.

Admission is free.

thebowery.ie/calander/

Drunkard’s Hiccups – Old Time String Band Music

20:00, Mon 24 Apr

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 24 Apr

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Song Cycle is a weekly Singer/Songriter showcase. The line-up is not always easily findable on the Whelan’s website, but admission is always free.

www.whelanslive.com

The Circle Sessions – Open Mic

20:00 – 23:30, Mon 24 Apr

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 Japanese Space Programme – Talk

20:00, Mon 24 Apr

Ely House, 8 Ely Place, Dublin 2

“The Japanese Space Programme” is a talk by Brian Harvey at the Irish Astronomical Society.

Admission is free.

www.irishastrosoc.org/

The Comedy Shed

20:30, Mon 24 Apr

Woolshed Bar & Grill, Parnell Street, Dublin 1

Every Monday the Woolshed Bar hosts “The Comedy Shed”, usually with 3 headline acts.

Admission is free.

www.woolshedbaa.com/dublin/

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 23:00, Mon 24 Apr

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 24 Apr

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 24 Apr

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

Every Monday a Jazz Jam Session will take place in the Grand Social and you are invited to listen or even to participate. Admission is free for musicians and audience.

Instruments are supplied (drums (no cymbals), double bass, guitar amp, bass amp, PA system) and ideas and themes will be proposed prior to the session to the musicians who join the event on Facebook (see Facebook Page below).

www.facebook.com/pages/Jazz-Jam-Session-at-The-Grand-Social/224553674385198

Trad Sessions

21:00 – 23:30, Mon 24 Apr

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 & Jimmy Smyth – Gig

21:30, Mon 24 Apr

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/1230-donal-kirk-and-jimmy-smyth70.html

That’s It Recordings – Open Mic

22:00, Mon 24 Apr

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-5/

Tuesday 25 Apr

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National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Tue 25 Apr

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

Support the Dublin Event Guide – Buy your books here!

13:00, Tue 25 Apr

Dublin (various locations)

Free Delivery on all Books at the Book Depository

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

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

www.bookdepository.com?a_aid=dubevg

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

The First World War – City Hall Lunchtime Series

13:10, Tue 25 Apr

Council Chamber, City Hall, Dame Street, Dublin 2

A series of lunchtime lectures in City Hall deal with “Remembrance & Commemoration: The First World War”.

The First World War was at the time the most devastating conflict in world history – never before had so many people been slaughtered and so many countries been involved. The commemoration of this tragic event required careful consideration. This series looks at commemoration in Belgium, Germany, Northern Ireland and the Irish Free State as they explored the legacy of a cruel war and tried to give a voice to the young men who had been killed or survived.

Admission to these lectures is free for the first 130 people. Doors open at 12:30 and the lecture begins at 13:10.

The four lectures in April are:
+ 04 April: Ireland and the Great War in Belgium. Lecture by Piet Chielens
+ 11 April: ‘Enough People have died: No one else should be killed in battle!’ How Kathe Kollwitz became a pacifist during World War I. Lecture by Dr Alexandra von dem Knesebeck.
+ 18 April: The Islandbridge Memorial Gardens. Lecture by Carole Walker
+ 25 April: Islandbridge – People, Places, Pictures. Lecture by Patrick Hugh Lynch

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

The IRA in the Twilight Years – One City, One Book

13:10, Tue 25 Apr

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

“The IRA in the Twilight Years” is a talk in the event series for Dublin: One City, One Book. Dr Brian Hanley talks about the IRA and Nazi Germany.

Admission is free, but booking is required via 01-8734333.

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

Labours of Hercules – Pop-up Talk

13:15 – 13:45, Tue 25 Apr

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

This short in-focus talk will look at ‘Labours of Hercules’ and give a brief insight into the work. The talk will be given by Kate Drinane and will take place in front of the statue

Admission is free. Meet in front of the sculpture in the Sculpture Corridor.

www.nationalgallery.ie/whatson/Talks/Pop-up_Talks2017/April_25.aspx

“My Favourites” – Dublin City Walking Tour

14:00 – 16:00, Tue 25 Apr

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/

Russian Film Screening – Rathmines Library

15:00, Tue 25 Apr

Rathmines Library, 157 Lower Rathmines Road, Dublin 6

The Rathmines Library invites to a screening of a Russian film on every Tuesday in April.

Admission is free, but you will have to contact the library on 01-4973539, to find out the title of the film.

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

Clever Home Renovation Period & Modern Homes – Talk

18:00, Tue 25 Apr

Rathmines Library, 157 Lower Rathmines Road, Dublin 6

Tamara Jaradat will give interior architecture, design and restoration advice for period and modern homes to provide you with essential knowledge before you start your home improvement project.

Admission free but book is required via 01 4973539.

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

Drop in Maker Evening

18:00, Tue 25 Apr

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

Do you have an idea but need some help figuring out where to get started or what creative technologies might help bring the idea to life? Maybe you just want to bounce your idea off someone else?

Drop in to the Dún Laoghaire LexIcon Lab where Creative Technology Curator, Dr. Jake Rowan Byrne, other “makers” and
members of the community will be there and keen to help out.

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

www.meetup.com/lexicon-maker/

Ministry of Testing – Meet-up of Software Testers

18:00, Tue 25 Apr

Liquor Rooms, 7 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

The “Ministry of Testing” a large community of (software) testers is coming together for a talk and a meet-up in the Liquor Rooms on Tuesday. The topic for the talk is “How I used my testing skills to get to #TestBash Manchester” with Iain Bright.

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

www.meetup.com/Ministry-of-Testing-Dublin/events/239105418/

Tuesday Night Table Tennis

18:00 – 00:00, Tue 25 Apr

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/

Call the Dancers – Trad Gig

19:00 – 21:00, Tue 25 Apr

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Whelan’s never had a regular Trad Session, but this is about to change:

From 04 April until 27 June a new Trad Session called “Call the Dancers” will take place and no other than well known musicians Ronan Ó Snodaigh, Eoin Dillon & friends will perform.

Admission is free.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/call-the-dancers/

The Dublin Language Exchange – Meetup

19:00, Tue 25 Apr

Czech Inn, Essex Gate, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

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

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

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

Dublin Bluegrass Collective – Gig

20:00, Tue 25 Apr

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 25 Apr

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 25 Apr

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 25 Apr

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

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

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

The Lounge Quintet – Jazz Gig

21:00, Tue 25 Apr

Leeson Lounge, 148 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4

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

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

International Bar Jazz Night

21:30, Tue 25 Apr

The International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

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

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

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

www.international-bar.com/jazz/

Woolshed Pub Quiz

21:30, Tue 25 Apr

Woolshed Bar & Grill, Parnell Street, Dublin 1

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

Admission is free. Max team size is 6 people.

www.woolshedbaa.com

Wednesday 26 Apr

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Healthfest 2017 – fror Transition Year students

09:00 – 17:00, Wed 26 Apr

RDS, Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

Healthfest 2017 is a festival of healthy food, engaging talks and “fun-filled” demonstrations (whatever that means!?) for teachers and Transition Year students in the RDS.

Please note: The organisers claim that the event takes place in “RDS Simmonscourt” and elsehwere they say it will be in “Hall 4”. This is a contradiction! The RDS websites says that the evnet is in Hall 4, so then all the Simmonscourt related information on the Healthfest website is incorrect.

Admission is free and it is not very clear if booking is required. It seems that booking IS required, but all you can do is leave your e-mail and then they will have to get back to you. There are two time slots, one from 09:00-12:30 and the other from 13:30-17:00, but it is not clear if you can choose the slot.

healthfest.ie/

BizExpo 2017

10:00 – 17:00, Wed 26 Apr

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

BizExpo 2017 is a business exhibition for small and medium enterprises. Approx 200 exhibitors will be there and there will also seminars and workshops which have to be booked separately.

Admission to the exhibition and the seminars is free. Booking is required here. The seminars and workshops can be booked via the relevant pages on the website.

Surprisingly the website doesn’t provide a list of exhibitors. So there is no way to assess beforehand if the companies that you would like to talk to are at this event and with more than 230,000 (!!) SMEs in Ireland, the number of 200 exhibitors and the lack of focus on specific sectors are further concerns.

www.bizexpo.ie/

Creative Den Drawing Session – Rua Red

11:00, Wed 26 Apr

Rua Red, South Dublin Arts Centre, Tallaght, D24

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

ruared.ie/

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Wed 26 Apr

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

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

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Wed 26 Apr

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/

Musical Tales – Dublin: One City, One Book Event

13:00, Wed 26 Apr

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

“Musical Tales : Dublin: One City, One Book” is a an event where the Contemporary Music Centre presents a concert celebrating the rich connections between composers and writers from Ireland, while also exploring the historical context of Echoland.

Composers featured are Alyson Barber, Brian Boydell, Rhona Clarke, Siobhán Cleary, Robert Coleman, Frederick May and Garrett Sholdice.

Admission is free, but booking is required via 01 873 4333

The same cocnert will take place at 13:00 in the Central Library and again at 18:00 in Rathmines Library.

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

Havana International Language Exchange

16:30 – 19:30, Wed 26 Apr

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

Musical Tales – Dublin: One City, One Book Event

18:00, Wed 26 Apr

Rathmines Library, 157 Lower Rathmines Road, Dublin 6

“Musical Tales : Dublin: One City, One Book” is a an event where the Contemporary Music Centre presents a concert celebrating the rich connections between composers and writers from Ireland, while also exploring the historical context of Echoland.

Composers featured are Alyson Barber, Brian Boydell, Rhona Clarke, Siobhán Cleary, Robert Coleman, Frederick May and Garrett Sholdice.

Admission is free, but booking is required via 01 4973539

The same cocnert will take place at 13:00 in the Central Library and again at 18:00 in Rathmines Library.

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

The Life and Times of the founder of the Wicklow Way – Talk

18:00, Wed 26 Apr

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

“The Life and Times of J. B. Malone, founder of the Wicklow Way:map-maker, soldier, historian and author” is a talk by Michael Fewer from the Old Dublin Society.

Admission is free.

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

Evening with Frederic Vitoux – Novelist Talk

18:30, Wed 26 Apr

Alliance Francaise, 1 Kildare Street, Dublin 2

Frédéric Vitoux is a French novelist, biographer and literary columnist and a member of the prestigious Académie française. He will be at the Alliance Française on Wednesday for a very special presentation of his last novel “Aux Rendez-vous des Mariniers” and a talk.

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

afdublin.extranet-aec.com/events/detail/194

Sources of Inspiration: Echoland with Joe Joyce – Discussion

18:30, Wed 26 Apr

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

Join author Joe Joyce for an informal discussion around the sources from the National Library’s collections that inspired Echoland, this year’s book choice for “Dublin: One City, One Book”.

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

Dublin Jam Session – Open Jam

19:30 – 22:30, Wed 26 Apr

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/

Just Words – Poetry Evening – Mart Gallery

19:30, Wed 26 Apr

The MART, 190a Rathmines Road Lower, Rathmines, Dublin 6

Just Words is a poetry evening in the Mart Gallery in Rathmines.

The line up includes Raven, Adriana Ribiero, Roisin Jenkinson, Kevin Dwan and more. The event is hosted by Jasmina Susic (Dharma Rain Jazz).

Admission is free or – to quote the guys from Mart – “a hug, whichever you prefer”. ;-)

www.mart.ie/

Jesters Open Mic Comedy Night

19:45 – 22:00, Wed 26 Apr

The Front Door, 15 Dame Street, Dublin 2

Jesters is a weekly open mic comedy event where a lot of comedians do 5 minutes of material.

Admission is free. If you would like to perform then send a message to the Jesters Facebook Page via the link below.

www.facebook.com/jesterscomedy/

Brand New Switcheroo – Roots Gig

20:00, Wed 26 Apr

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

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

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

Anseo Comedy Club

20:30, Wed 26 Apr

Anseo, 18 Camden Street Lower, Dublin 2

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

Admission is free, donations are welcome.

www.facebook.com/StandUpComedyClub

The Song Room (open mic)

20:30, Wed 26 Apr

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

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

www.theglobe.ie/events

The Zodiac Sessions – Open Mic/Gig

20:30, Wed 26 Apr

Bruxelles, Harry Street, Dublin 2

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

www.facebook.com/zodiacsessions

Bad Boy Jake

21:00, Wed 26 Apr

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

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

www.dublinsessions.ie/gypsy.html

Los Paradiso – Gig

21:00, Wed 26 Apr

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

Resident Open Mic – Mercantile

21:00, Wed 26 Apr

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/

Music Movie: R.E.M.’s Tourfilm

21:30, Wed 26 Apr

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

The Wednesday Night Music Movie in The Bowery will be R.E.M.’s Tourfilm this week.

Admission is free.

thebowery.ie/calander/

Music Movie: R.E.M.’s Tourfilm

21:30, Wed 26 Apr

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

The Wednesday Night Music Movie in The Bowery will be R.E.M.’s Tourfilm this week.

Admission is free.

thebowery.ie/calander/

Trad Session

21:30, Wed 26 Apr

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

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

The Harleys – Gig

23:55, Wed 26 Apr

The Mezz, 24/25 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

The Harleys are a popular coverband and they will be in the Mezz every Wednesday at midnight.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/mezzdublin

Thursday 27 Apr

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Poetry Day Ireland – Events List

10:00, Thu 27 Apr

Dublin (various locations)

On Poetry Day on Thursday, Poetry Ireland is running (or at least listing) lots of poetry events. Unfortunately the search is not the most refined, so you can only choose “Leinster” as the finest selection criteria. Looking through the four pages of events that this presents, I found at least 10 free events in Dublin.

I won’t list them all as individual events, instead I am listing some with their website links here for you to check out further:

+ Poetry File Coffee Morning: 10:45 in Poetry Ireland, 11 Parnell Square East, Dublin 1
+ Poem to Pavement: 11:30 at dlr LexIcon in Dun Laoghaire
+ Typewriter Poems by Lewis Kenny: 11:45-14:45 in Poetry Ireland, 11 Parnell Square East, Dublin 1
+ Mind your own Business! The practical side of being a poet – Seminar: 13:00-17:30 in Poetry Ireland
+ A Poet’s Rising – Film Screening: 13:00/15:00/18:00 in Irish Writers’ Centre, 19 Parnell Square, Dublin 1
+ Leonard’s Corner performance: 17:00-18:00 on Southbound Platform of Pearse Station
+ Spoken Words Poetry Evening: 18:00 in Pearse Street Library, 138 Pearse Street, Dublin 2
+ Listen To Me! Spoken Word Evening: 18:00 in Ranelagh Arts Centre, 26 Main Street, Ranelagh, Dublin 6
+ Poetry Day Ireland 5km Run: 18:30-19:30 from Run Logic in Smock Alley Court
+ Past and Present: A reading: 18:30 in Rathmines Library
+ Poetry for pleasure: 18:30 in Polish House, 20 Fitzwilliam Place, Dublin 2
+ Palmerstown and Poetry Connects: 19:00 in Coach House, Old Lucan Road, Palmerstown

All these events are free, but some require registration.

www.poetryireland.ie/whats-on/category/leinster/

Grangegorman Military Cemetery – Tour

11:00, Thu 27 Apr

Grangegorman Cemetery, Blackhorse Avenue, Dublin 7

Every Thursday a free tour of Grangegorman Military Cemetery on Blackhorse Avenue takes place. Meet inside the cemetery gates.

Admission is free and everybody is welcome. Ring 01-6770095 for more information.

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

The IRA in the Twilight Years – One City, One Book

11:00, Thu 27 Apr

Ballymun Library, Main Street, Ballymun

“The IRA in the Twilight Years” is a talk in the event series for Dublin: One City, One Book. Dr Brian Hanley talks about the IRA and Nazi Germany.

Admission is free, but booking is required via 01-01-8421890.

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

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Thu 27 Apr

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

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

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

The Green Door Market

12:00 – 19:00, Thu 27 Apr

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

Low priced books with free delivery!

13:00, Thu 27 Apr

Dublin (various locations)

Free Delivery on all Books at the Book Depository

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

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

www.bookdepository.com?a_aid=dubevg

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

Poetry Day Ireland – Public Libraries

13:00, Thu 27 Apr

Libraries in Dublin (various)

The theme of this year’s Poetry Day Ireland is “Poetry Connects” and you are invited to join-in, link-up, and connect through the power of poetry. There are a number of events in libraries in Cabra, Pearse Street, Raheny and Rathmines and all events are free but booking is required.

The events are:
+ Cabra Library at 13:00 (Book via 01-8691414): “Spoken Word, Sung Verse” with musician Enda Reilly and poet and playwright Stephen James Smith
+ Pearse Street Library at 18:00 (Book via 01-6744888): “Speaking Words Poetry Evening with Phil Lynch, Mary Guckian and Eithne Cavanagh”.
+ Rathmines Library at 18:30 (Book via 01-4973539): “Connections with Pauline Hall and Neville Keery” .
+ Raheny Library at 18:30 (Book via 01-8315521): Poetry Reading with Angela T. Carr and Jessica Traynor

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

Yeats 2017: Public Tour of the Yeats Exhibition

13:00, Thu 27 Apr

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

Celebrate Poetry Day Ireland 2017 by visiting the “Yeats: the life and works of William Butler Yeats” exhibition. The tour introduces William Butler Yeats (1865-1939), one of the great poets of the twentieth century – and his many interests, including literature, folklore, theatre, politics, the occult, and Irish cultural identity.

Admission is free.

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

Japanese Surimono Prints: Poem and Image – Tour

13:10, Thu 27 Apr

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

The In Focus Tour “Japanese Surimono Prints: Poem and Image” with Mary O’Riordan (Guide, Chester Beatty Library) 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

Lunchtime at The Pepper Canister 2017

13:10, Thu 27 Apr

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

From 27 April until 25 May the DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama will run a Lunchtime at the Pepper Canister concert/recital series. Admission to all events will be free, but booking is advised via the Eventbrite link below.

The concerts and performers are all listed on the Eventbrite site below, but to give you a rough idea, I will list the”theme”:

27 April: Music by Britten, Traditional Irish, Scottish and Northumbrian Music
04 May: Music by Messiaen, Mower, Handel, Strauss and Dvorak
11 May: Music by Händel, Lalo, Strauss, Loewe and Walton
18 May: Music by Schubert, Bernstein and Poulenc
25 May: Music by Bach, Beethoven, Brahms and Saint-Saens

In addition there is another concert on 04 May, this time in the Unitarian Chrurch in St. Stephen’s Green with music by Barrios, Lauro, Villa Lobos, Grandjany & Ravel.

www.eventbrite.ie/e/lunchtime-the-pepper-canister-tickets-33454344846?ref=devg

Little Museum of Dublin – Free Admission Thursday

18:00 – 20:00, Thu 27 Apr

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/

Spanish Film Screening: Truman

18:00, Thu 27 Apr

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

The Spanish-Argentinian movie “Truman” will be screened in Spanish with English subtitles.

Admission is free, there will be a discussion about the film afterwards.

dublin.cervantes.es/FichasCultura/Ficha112009_16_2.htm

Start or Grow your Business – Business Lectures

18:30 – 20:00, Thu 27 Apr

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/

Supporting Children’s Self Esteem – Talk

18:30, Thu 27 Apr

Dundrum Library, Upper Churchtown Road, Dundrum

“Supporting Children’s Self Esteem” with Dr Mary O’Kane (Lecturer in Psychology and Early Childhood Education teaching in Maynooth University and the Open University) is a talk on Thursday.

Admission is free, but booking is required via 01-2985000

events.dlrcoco.ie/event/supporting-children%E2%80%99s-self-esteem-dr-mary-o%E2%80%99kane

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

19:00 – 21:00, Thu 27 Apr

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 27 Apr

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday Night Board Gaming

19:00, Thu 27 Apr

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/

Hard Rock Rising – Battle of the Bands – Gig

19:30 – 22:00, Thu 27 Apr

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

Hard Rock Rising Battle of the Band competition is back and the best local acts will win the chance to perform at a halftime show at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Florida.

Admission is free.

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

Table Quiz Thursday – Grand Social

20:00 – 23:00, Thu 27 Apr

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

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

Admission is free.

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

Long Beach – Gig

21:00, Thu 27 Apr

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

Long Beach will be playing Jazz, Swing and Bossa Nova in Sin É.

Admission is free.

sin-e.ie/events/long-beach-2/

Singer Songwriter Night – Mother Reilly’s

21:00, Thu 27 Apr

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

The Luna Boys – Gig

21:00, Thu 27 Apr

Mercantile, 28 Dame Street, Dublin 2

The Luna Boys are in the Mercantile for a gig every Thursday night.

Admission is free.

dublinsessions.ie/the-mercantile-hotel/

Brady’s Fun Pub Quiz

21:30, Thu 27 Apr

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 27 Apr

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/

Interskalactic – Ska Gig

21:30, Thu 27 Apr

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

Interskalactic will play a gig in the Harbour Bar. This gig is part of the Bray Jazz Festival.

Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/bray-jazz-festival-interskalactic

Left, Right & Centre – Blues+Soul

21:30, Thu 27 Apr

Frank Ryan’s Bar, Queen Street, Smithfield, Dublin 7

Every Thursday “Left Right & Centre” play a mix of blues & soul with a bit of rock&roll.

Admission is free.

www.frankryans.com

McLoughlin’s Trad Night

21:30, Thu 27 Apr

McLoughlin’s Bar, 73 Upper George’s Street, Dun Laoghaire

A weekly Trad Music Night is taking place in McLoughlin’s in Dun Laoghaire. It is an acoustic night and all musicians are welcome. Admission is free.

www.mcloughlinsbar.ie

McNeills Trad Music Pub Sessions

21:30, Thu 27 Apr

J. McNeills, 140 Capel Street, Dublin 7

Every Thursday a free Trad Session takes place in McNeills and often there are high profile Trad musicians performing.

www.facebook.com/McNeillsPubSessions

Woolshed Karaoke

21:30, Thu 27 Apr

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/

Oh Joy – SOMA Gig

23:00, Thu 27 Apr

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

The SOMA clubnight features new band “Oh Joy” and it will be followed by Soma DJs.

Admission is free.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/soma-007-ft-oh-joy/

Friday 28 Apr

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Philip Moynagh – RDS Economic Vision Talk

07:30, Fri 28 Apr

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

At this RDS Economic Vision 2020 Talk, Philip Moynagh will present his perspective on planet wide economic development, on the part we each play in it, and on the consequences of current trends to the life of our children.

He is Co-Founder and COO of CarbonGistics, an Irish company created to enable the extraordinary potential of the recently identified wonder material, Graphene. Before CarbonGistics, Philip was with Intel for 25 years with roles including Vice President of Internet of Things (IoT), General Manager of the Invented-in-Ireland Quark Product line, and Manager of multi-Billion euro Silicon Chip making factories in the US and Ireland.

Admission is free.

www.rds.ie/Whats-On/Event/29399

Magazine Fort – FOUR Guided Tours

10:00 – 16:30, Fri 28 Apr

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 since last 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 with a reduced schedule over the winter. And since 02 April there will be tours again every Friday and Sunday at 10:00, 12:00, 14:00 + 15:30 and only 20 places are available on each tour.

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

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

The Story of the Capital – Exhibition in Dublin City Hall

10:00 – 17:15, Fri 28 Apr

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 about Dublin’s History and you should definitely check it 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

Culture Club at Collins Barracks

11:30 – 13:00, Fri 28 Apr

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

A new “Culture Club” will continue at Collins Barracks for the remainder of 2017. Beginning on Friday 28 April, this new initiative, in collaboration with Dublin City Council, invites CUlture Club members to explore and enjoy the collection at Collins Barracks through a series of specially arranged guided tours and activities in the company of museum staff followed by ‘Tea & Chat’ and an opportunity to mingle. Culture Club takes place on the last Friday of every month.

Admission is free. For further information email: bookings@museum.ie

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=3310

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Fri 28 Apr

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

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

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

The Green Door Market

12:00 – 19:00, Fri 28 Apr

18 Newmarket, Dublin 8

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

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

www.facebook.com/thegreendoordublin

Just a few more hours to the weekend! – Ad

13:00, Fri 28 Apr

Various locations in Dublin and Dun Laoghaire

Get a cup of tea, gather the last bit of energy and then bring this work week over the line! And for next week, get some special teas via the ad below and help the Dublin Event Guide while you are doing that. ;-)

Click on the picture below or use this link and if you order any teas that way, you help the Dublin Event Guide because Twinings will pay a small reward if you order after clicking on the picture or link above.

Orders over GBP 35 are free in the UK and if you use Parcelmotel’s Belfast to Dublin service, you can get it delivered for just EUR 3.95 of postage.

www.awin1.com/cread.php?s=304874&v=3578&q=143760&r=140544

Kriya Yoga Lecture & Meditation

19:00 – 21:00, Fri 28 Apr

Dominican Retreat Centre, Main Street, Tallaght, Dublin 24

KriyaYoga Ireland are inviting to a Lecture and Meditation. Yogacharya Claudia Cremers will introduce Kriya Yoga and provide an introduction to their 2 day weekend program on Saturday and Sunday (not free).

Admission to the talk is free. Find out more about the event and about Kriya Yoga via the website below.

www.kriyayogaireland.org/events/

Cornucopia – Live Music

19:30 – 21:30, Fri 28 Apr

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

Acoustic Brewtality – Jack Brouwer – Gig

20:00, Fri 28 Apr

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

Jack Brouwer will play an acoustic gig in the Hard Rock Cafe.

Admission is free.

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

Soul Badger – Gig

20:00, Fri 28 Apr

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

Soul Badger, a soul band from Dublin, will play a gig in Rathmines.

Admission is free.

thebowery.ie/calander/

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Fri 28 Apr

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/

Square Pegs – Gig

21:00, Fri 28 Apr

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

The blues band Square Pegs are launching their newest album at this gig.

Admission is free.

sin-e.ie/events/square-pegs-album-launch/

The Brady’s Session – Gig Night

21:00, Fri 28 Apr

Gub Dandy’s in Bradys Pub, 5 Terenure Place, Terenure, Dublin 6

The Brady’s Sessions is a singer/songwriter night in Gub Dandy’s at Brady’s Pub Terenure. Admission is free and this month’s Line-Up is:

Time Thieves, Vicky Sergeant, Liam Oragh, Laura Keane, Micah, Barry Kehoe

Admission is free and the event is organised by Keith McLoughlin

www.facebook.com/TheBradysSessions/

Hard core Blues Band – Gig

21:30, Fri 28 Apr

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

The Hard core Blues Band will play a gig in the Patriot’s Inn.

Admission is free.

dublinsessions.ie/the-patriots-inn/

Planet Parade / Chief Keegan – Gig – Bray Jazz Festival

22:00, Fri 28 Apr

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

Two gigs – which are part of the Bray Jazz Festival – will happen in the Harbour Bar on Friday. The first one is “Chief Keegan” (22:00-23:30) playing Funk, Blues and Soul and the second one is Planet Parade playing Pop, Dance and Indie from 23:30.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/planet-parade-chief-keegan

Hot Cops / Just Mustard – Gig

22:30, Fri 28 Apr

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

The Midnight Hour slot on Friday will feature Hot Cops and support “Just Mustard”.

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

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/midnight-hour-w-hot-cops-just-mustard/

Events Coming Up

Dublin Mountains Partnership – Guided Walks

01+08+16+17+22+23+25+29 April

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 April walks will be on 01+08+16+17+22+23+25+29 April.

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

Not free, but interesting nevertheless:

TBA

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

National Maternity Hospital – Get the religious orders out!

It is puzzling to the highest degree how Irish politics – even in 2017 – still colludes with religious organisations. Sure there was a long history of influence and there are still plenty of politicians who still don’t understand that no church or religious organisation should be allowed to interfere with the state, but do we have to wait until they are dead before things will change?

The newest scandal is the fact that the Sisters of Charity, an order of Catholic nuns, will own the National Maternity Hospital (NMH) next to St. Vincent’s Hospital in Ballsbridge. They will not just have some shares or get a percentage of the profit, no, they will OWN the hospital. You might wonder if they will build it or buy it because if you and I own something, we usually have to pay for it? No! They won’t have to pay for it! The fact that they are owning the land on which the National Maternity Hospital will be built seems to be enough to give them ownership. That is shocking!

The Sisters of Charity were one of the religious organisations that proved in the past that back then they were NOT able to look after the welfare of mothers and children. And after the swamp was cleaned, regrettably the Sisters of Charity didn’t provide the compensation payments that they had promised to the “redress scheme”. For many, this is the reason why they are totally against that religious order to own the NMH. I agree that that definitely can’t be ignored, but for me it is even a bigger problem that the separation of church and state should just never allow such intermingling.

Keep the interests separate from each other and you won’t get into dodgy or tricky situations when certain treatments could interfere with religious principles. The Department of Health claims that they are in charge and won’t let anybody interfere, but there can’t be any guarantee for that.

The solution? Buy the land from the religious order! I think the Sisters of Charity should pay what they owe regarding the compensation that they are due, but at the same time, the state should fairly then pay for and afterwards own the land the NATIONAL Maternity Hospital stands on. There is NO other option!

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–Joerg

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