Dublin Event Guide 523: Karaoquay!, Stoneybatter Festival, Tallafest, Flavours of South Dublin & Fingal, People’s Art Exhibition

June 24th, 2017
DEG Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events)

No. 523 | 23 June 2017

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Hi all!

Lately, whenever you get the Dublin Event Guide before Saturday afternoon it means that I am travelling somewhere or taking part in a course. When that happens, it is a major operation to get the weekly e-mail magazine compiled one or two days earlier and it has an impact on every other day of the week. See, I have a day job that also keeps my quite busy and that pays my salary and then I have another near full time job at 35 hours per week (that’s the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events)), but that second job doesn’t pay me a cent. So, in order to pay my bills and buy food, I need to work hard on the first job and the second job has to come second. Maybe, one day, I can turn the second job into a money generating job (ideas on a postcard to me, please!! ;-) ), then I will start working on it a few days earlier and you will get the finished result on a Friday at the latest.

Lots of things happening this week, enjoy some or all of them! And mark the weekend of 08+09 July in your calendar and block it completely. The best festival of the year will take place then. Make sure you have NO other plans. ;-)

Donations is a big worry at the moment, to be honest. This is the last week of the month and this month I only got EUR 60 in donations, but I need EUR 240 to pay the Dublin Event Guide bills. That is not looking good. If I can’t cover the bills every month but have to dip into my salary (or savings), then the future is wobbly. If you can, please help via PayPal here !

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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 235 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.

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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 235 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 I have a short video for you. It is from some Miss World or similar event, where one of the candidates had soooo much more fun that the rest. She really lived the “dance as if nobody is watching” lifestyle! What do you think, could you sometimes have a bit more fun in life by being like “Miss Netherlands”?

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Go for it! Dance! Sing! OR do something else that you have been afraid of doing before because you think other people will disapprove! Life is short, so don’t postpone!

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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.

This week only Belinda B and Odhran K were so great to help! Thank you! Your help is much needed and VERY much appreciated.

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!

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EnergiaThe main sponsor is Energia and their support is hugely appreciated! Energia provides cost efficient electricity and gas to Irish homes and businesses. The company is committed to developing renewable energy sources in Ireland and over 25% of the country’s wind power is supplied through Energia. Energia‘s power plants in North Dublin are capable of providing enough energy to power 1.2 million homes.

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 guarantee 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.

So much happening this weekend! There are community festivals (Stoneybatter Festival, Tallafest and Dundrum Festival), then there are Flavours of South Dublin & Flacours of Fingal festivals. People’s Art is happening again and it is Dublin Flea Market weekend and another really big event is the Dublin Pride Parade. I can’t make the decision for you and I won’t even around to go to any of these many events! But the list here should help you to narrow things down a bit.

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Competitions

Castle Dracula – Ticket Competition

Every Saturday – 18:30-21:00
Castle Dracula, (next to Westwood Fitness Club, Clontarf, Dublin 3

Did you know that Dublin has a “Castle Dracula” and that it is just a stone-throw away from where Bram Stoker, the author of Dracula’s story, was born in Clontarf?

Castle Dracula is Dublin’s a very unique venue and a great show for grown-ups on a night out. Enter this incredible Irish Castle Dracula Attraction and travel back in time to enjoy a heart-thumping visit to Castle Dracula. You will meet the weird and wonderful characters from the story of Dracula and learn about Irish writer Bram Stoker, who wrote Dracula and was born beside Castle Dracula in Dublin. Brave guests journey through the dark castle tunnels, over spinning bridges to Lucy’s courtyard, up to Dracula’s lair and down to the world’s only Graveyard Theatre for a show where they promise not to bite, unless..
Castle Dracula is a really fun experience like nothing else.

Shows are every Saturday evening and admission is EUR 25 per person or EUR 50 for the VIP treatment. Find out all details on www.castledracula.ie/ and you can buy your tickets via the website or you can ring 01-8512151.

The show is not suitable for children under 14, for pregnant women, for people with a heart condition or for people with a “Fear of Fun”. (Strobe Lighting & Smoke Effects are used.)

I have been at the show a few years ago and I really liked it and would recommend it. Lots of fun, laughter and spookiness.

Have a look at the website and watch the short video at the top! www.castledracula.ie/

Castle Dracula has made a pair of tickets available for a competition in the Dublin Event Guide and if you want to win the pair of tickets, send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with DRACULA in the subject line of the mail and with your full name and mobile phone number in the body of the mail. Your mail has to be with me by 12:00 on 11 July. The tickets will be for the show on 15 July.

www.castledracula.ie/ and www.facebook.com/Castle

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Kids go free on LEAP Cards

From Mon 03 July until Sun 16 July, Child Leap Card holders (up tp 19 years of age) can travel free on any of the following Leap Card enabled services, which includes all Dublin Bus scheduled services (excluding Airlink), all Luas services, all DART services, all Commuter Rail services in Dublin’s “Short Hop Zone” and Bus Éireann services in Dublin and surrounding counties (excluding Expressway), provided it has at least 1 cent Travel Credit. about.leapcard.ie/kids-go-free

To get a Leap Card, you have to go to the website above and click on BUY. You will charge the card with a minimum of EUR 5, but the EUR 5 will not be used during the 2 weeks.

[Thanks to Liz D. who told me about this special offer.]

Interesting Summer Solstice facts

The Summer Solstice is just behind us. It happened on 21 June. On that day the night was the shortest in the whole year and from Sunset to Sunrise that was exactly 7 hours. But it gets even more interesting! Because if we exclude twilight (It’s called Nautical Twilight), then the night was only 2 hours and 5 minutes long! :-O I thought that was sooo interesting that I had to share it with you! ;-) Thanks to the Irish Astronomical Society (www.irishastrosoc.org/) for explaining that so nicely.

Some Missing events – Apologies

This week I am finishing the Dublin Event Guide while away in the UK visiting family. In my preparation for the trip I had saved all mails that I received from you for events in the coming week on a Hard disk for me to bring with me. Unfortunately I forgot the hard disk in Dublin and some of you who told me about events by e-mail will therefore unfortunately not find the event listed in this Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events). Apologies!! It was my mistake!!

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

Help your fellow Dublin Event Guide readers!

Did you come across some interesting or potentially interesting news about something in Dublin? Maybe a brnad new pub or restaurant opened or a once popular place closed? Or maybe you found out about a Special offer that everybody should know about?

If there is anything that you think is worth sharing, send it to me at dublineventguide@gmail.com and I will do my best to include it and to reference you as the helpful finder.

Opportunities

The former “Opportunities” section is now the place where the weekly nationwide clever event map from our new sponsor Energia wil be featured. Full details about the events on the map are on the Energia blog: gturl.eu/Energia_wk25

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

20 April – 08 September (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.

Oddly, the end date of this exhibition can not be found anywhere.

www.hotpress.com/coversexhibition/

Insect Exhibition – Lica B Browne

22 May – 03 July (Mon-Fri: 13:00-21:30, Sat: 13:00-17:30)

Outhouse, 105 Capel Street, Dublin 2

Lica B Browne invites to an “Insect Exhibition”, where our lives are compared with the lives of insects. And where our human civilisation and our ability for future survival is investigated.

Admission is free,

www.meeting-bbrowne.com/

School Portraits – Exhibition

Fri 19 May – Sat 24 June (Mon-Sat 10:00-18:00)

Draiocht Blanchardstown, Blanchardstown Centre, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15

“School Portraits” takes the viewer into the world of school to see contemporary artists’ representations of young people, school buildings and the wide range of activities and experiences that go on during a school day. The exhibition presents work by sculptor John Ahearn, photographer Mandy O’Neill and painter Blaise Smith who have immersed themselves, often for extended periods of time, to create bodies of work that capture the rich and varied moods and lived experiences of Irish school life. The exhibition will also include new work produced in a collaborative project between filmmaker Kilian Waters, Draíocht Curator-in-Residence, Sharon Murphy and Room 13 Dublin 15.

Admission is free.

www.draiocht.ie/events/school_portraits

Saturday 24 Jun

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Car Boot Sales – Tallaght

08:00 – 12:00, Sat 24 Jun

Tallaght Stadium, Whitestown Way, Tallaght, Co. Dublin

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

www.irishcarboot.ie/

Dublin Pride 2017

09:00, Sat 24 Jun

Dublin (various locations)

The Dublin Pride Festival ran from 16-24 June with the parade happening on Saturday.

Before the parade there are plenty of Pride Breakfasts and after the parade there are Pride Parties. All details can be found here: www.dublinpride.ie/events/#24

dublinpride.ie/

Honest2Goodness Food Market

09:30 – 16:00, Sat 24 Jun

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 24 Jun

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 24 Jun

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 24 Jun

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 24 Jun

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

Family Day at dlr LexIcon

10:00 – 16:30, Sat 24 Jun

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

A Family Day full of entertainment for all ages will take place at dlr LexIcon in Dun Laoghaire. From juggling to art workshops, archaeology digs to storytelling, yoga to circus skills and a lot more, there is something available for every child.

A downloadable 2-pager here lists all individual events. Admission is free to all events and no booking is required, but first come, first served will apply to most events. All events are family-friendly, but the focus is clearly on the kids.

libraries.dlrcoco.ie/events-and-news/library-blog/dlr-lexicon-summer-stars-family-day

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 24 Jun

Jamestown Market, 90 Jamestown Road, Inchicore, Dublin 8

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

www.jamestownmarket.com/

Marlay Park Market

10:00 – 16:00, Sat 24 Jun

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

Stoneybatter Festival 2017

10:00, Sat 24 Jun

Stoneybatter, Dublin 7

Stoneybatter is inviting to the first ever Stoneybatter Festival and they really worked hard. There are lots of events and most of them are free. The ones that are not free are marked on the website with a Euro sign.

The festival begins on Friday already but the main days are Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday local businesses, museums, churches, community centres and even some private homes will be open for visitors. The pubs in the area have musicians performing and a concert (not free!) in the evening will take place as well.
Two outdoor stages will have music from 15:00. There will be free Outdoor Yoga. Biodiversity Workshops for children, Sewing classes and demonstrations,
The Saturday events are listed on the website here.

Sunday is the Family Fun Day from 12:00-18:00. Stoneybatter Street and Manor Street are closed for traffic and there will be music on the festival stage and in pubs, dance, food, street performers, buskers, talks, tours and children entertainment.
The Sunday events are listed on the website here.

Looks like an interesting festival and I will add it to my list of recommended events.

stoneybatterfestival.ie/

Temple Bar Markets

10:00 – 16:30, Sat 24 Jun

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 24 Jun

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

El Dia E – Spanish Cultural Day

10:30 – 14:00, Sat 24 Jun

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

Would you like to know more about Spanish and Latin American culture? Then come the Spanish Cultural Institute “Instituto Cervantes” this Saturday for “El Dia E”.

There will be a play, talks, a Tortilla patatas competition, a food fair with product from Argentina, Cuba, Chile, Mexico, Peru and Spain, Poetry Recitals and free language classes.

Admission is free.

dublin.cervantes.es/FichasCultura/Ficha115009_16_2.htm

Blackrock Market

11:00 – 17:30, Sat 24 Jun

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/

Budding Botanist – Collecting and Pressing Flowers – Children’s Workshop

11:00, Sat 24 Jun

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

The Children’s Workshop “Budding Botanist – Collecting and Pressing Flowers” will take place on Saturday.

Kids can get great tips and discover how to become a plant collector. They will go with the guides on an expedition through the Botanic Gardens identifying and collecting suitable plants for pressing before constructing your very own flower press. If you like you can also create some beautiful botanical designs with pre-dried plants.

Admission is free, but booking is required via 01 8040319.

www.botanicgardens.ie/news/events.htm#24June

Flavours of Fingal

11:00 – 18:00, Sat 24 Jun

Newbridge House & Farm, Donabate, Co. Dublin

Flavours of Fingal is a farming event at Newbridge House in Donabate on Saturday and Sunday.

Between 11:00 and 18:00, there will be dog shows, vintage farming demonstrations, falconry displays, croquet coaching, sheep racing, face painting, wild air runs, Great Irish War re-enactments, horse cavalry shows, miniature traditional Irish horse shows, food villages, cattle stock competitions, live music, cooking demos and more.

The complete list of events and activities is on this downloadable poster here.

Admission is free and parking is EUR 5.

www.flavoursoffingal.ie

Intercultural Tour in Mandarin – Chester Beatty Library

11:00, Sat 24 Jun

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

An Intercultural Tour in Mandarin Language with Community Ambassador Vicky Wang 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

People’s Art Exhibition

11:00 – 17:00, Sat 24 Jun

St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2

Six times this year the “People’s Art” exhibition will take place this year. It is an art exhibition on the rails/fence of St. Stephen’s Green.

(If you want to exhibit at one of the events in the future, check the website for cost and conditions.)

Visiting the People’s Art Exhibition is free and you will be able to admire (and buy) a huge amount of art works. The event starts close to 11:00 and typically finishes around 17:00, it runs from Friday until Sunday with the main activity on Saturday and Sunday.

People’s Art Dublin is a voluntary, part time, non profit making group, brought together by Dublin City Council to promote the visual arts to the public of Dublin. A huge variety of art/paintings are displayed and if the weather is nice it is a great art-filled stroll around Stephen’s Green. Definitely recommended!

www.peoplesart.ie/

Terenure Bushy Park Market

11:00 – 16:00, Sat 24 Jun

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

Dublin Pride Thanksgiving and Remembrance

11:30, Sat 24 Jun

St. Audeon’s Church, Cornmarket, Dublin 8

Every year a thanksgiving and remembrance takes place on Dublin Pride Parade day in the Church of Ireland St. Audeon’s Church (the second church beyond Christ Church in direction of the Liberties). The event is organised by “Changing Attitude Ireland” and the Dublin G ay Men’s Chorus will sing at it.

Admission is free.

Because the Pride Parade starts at St. Stephen’s Green and passes by St. Audeon’s Church you have plenty of opportunity and time to either join the parade at the start or at the St. Audeon’s point.

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Sat 24 Jun

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

Storytelling for Families: The Golden Bat

11:30, Sat 24 Jun

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

For “Storytelling for Families: The Golden Bat”, one the best loved Japanese superheroes is brought to life at the Chester Beatty Library. Enjoy an exciting picture-story performance by Hideyuki Yamashiro as he recounts tales of the Golden Bat (?gon Bat)

Admission is free.

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

Dublin Pride Parade 2017

12:00, Sat 24 Jun

St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2

The Dublin Pride Parade, a colourful, loud, good-humoured and popular parade of the LBGT* community, will take place on Saturday and it is some experience, no matter if you are participating or watching! This year the parade will start with some speeches and entertainment at 12:00 and the parade itself will start at 14:00.

The parade route will be COMPLETELY different than ever before. The event starts at St. Stephen’s Green South (go towards the Conrad Hotel or the Sugar Club to get to the right end of St. Stephen’s Green) and ends at Smithfield Plaza. A map is on the website below, but simplified the parade route is from St. Stephen’s Green to St. Patrick’s Cathedral, then to Christ Church, then passing by the Brazen Head Pub and crossing the Liffey, then to up Church Street and finally ending on Smithfield Plaza.

On Smithfield Plaza, entertainment with music, drag acts and speeches and food and drink stalls will frame the post-parade party.

dublinpride.ie/parade/

Ha’penny Flea Market

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 24 Jun

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/

Qigong – Drop-in class – Chester Beatty Library

12:00, Sat 24 Jun

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

Qigong is a traditional Chinese form of meditation coordinating slow flowing movement, deep rhythmic breathing, and a calm state of mind.

Come to this gentle Qigong practice outdoors on the Roof Top Garden of the Library (weather permitting) or indoors with a view of the roof garden. Suitable for all ages.

Admission is free and no booking required, but numbers are limited.

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

SOUND CHECK – Science Gallery Exhibition

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 24 Jun

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

The exhibition “SOUND CHECK” (09 June – 24 September) in the Science Gallery is looking the influence sound has on our life. THe exhibition looks at lots of interesting ways to create sound.

It is highly interactive exhibition with lots of oppoertunities to create sound/make noise. Some of the main exhibits are a big sound pinball table, a synthesiser on a bike, musical swings, a room full of Moog Synthesiser equipment, a Uranium controlled Xylophone and there are fice “Sonic Bikes” that you cyn pre-book and loan out for a 1 hour guided tour in Dublin.

The exhibition is suitable for ALL ages, even younger children will be able to take part and nobody will be bored.

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.

dublin.sciencegallery.com/soundcheck/

Talla Fest 2017

12:00 – 17:00, Sat 24 Jun

Tallaght (various)

Tallafest 2017 will take place this Saturday. It is a well established yearly festival in Tallaght for everybody.

There will be a Kids Zone, Arts & Heritage events, a Create Zone, a Nature Zone, a Sports Zone and in addition there will be a Craft & Food Market and Live Stage Performances. The programme is full of activities and you should definitely check it out via the link here.

Admission is free to all events.

www.tallafest.ie

Sonic Bike Experience (Ya Slip Ta Bang) – Science Gallery

12:30, Sat 24 Jun

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

As part of the current “Sound Check” exhibition in the Science Gallery you can rent out a bike to experience Dublin in a completely different way:

Ya slip ta bang is an interactive composition mapped over the streets of Dublin that will unfold for you as you ride ‘sonic bikes’ along specific routes of the city. Accompanied by electronic music, the composition tells the story of recovering he roin addict Lucy Dolan as she returns to the city, revisiting important places in her life.

The sonic bike is a bicycle with frame-mounted speakers that plays different sounds and music dependent on where the cyclist goes and how fast they ride, via a mounted location-sensitive system.

The bikes can be rented for free for up to 1 hour on Fridays, Saturday and Sunday between 12:30 and 16:00. The rules and conditions are on the website below and that is also where you book the bikes.

dublin.sciencegallery.com/events/2017/06/yasliptabangsonicbikeexperience2

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Sat 24 Jun

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/

Karaoquay! – Outdoor Karaoke

13:00 – 16:00, Sat 24 Jun

Amphitheatre, Dublin City Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8

Outdoor Karaoke at th Wood Quay Amphitheatre (between Christ Church and Dublin City Offices)!! What is there not to like about it!? Our good friends from ALT Events, a not-for-profit collective of event organisers and idea generators, is inviting to this unique event. There is a long songlist available via their Facebook Event Page (see below) and they will provide the Speakers and Micrphone. You just have to bring your voice OR enjoy/endure some of the Karaoke performances for fun.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1858100617847145

The Bernard Shaw Flea Market

13:00 – 18:00, Sat 24 Jun

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 24 Jun

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/

Chester Beatty Library – Guided Tour

14:00, Sat 24 Jun

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

Every Saturday a free guided tour will take place in the Chester Betty Library. The tour starts at 14:00.

In addition there is another free tour every Wednesday at 13:00 and one on Sundays at 15:00

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

Drop-In Activity: Meet the Flint-Stones!

14:00 – 16:00, Sat 24 Jun

National Museum, Kildare Street (Archaeology), Dublin 2

Stone, especially flint, was a very important material for people living in Prehistoric Ireland.

Drop in to tthe ground floor education space and meet archaeologist Dave O’Reilly to handle replica stone tools and weapons and learn more about how people living in Ireland thousands of years ago used stone to their advantage.

Admission is free.

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=3282

Dundrum Festival 2017

14:00, Sat 24 Jun

Dundrum Town Centre, Dundrum, Co. Dublin

The Dundrum Festival has been busier in previous years. But it is taking place again and that is better than nothing.

On Saturday there will be music performances on the bandstand of Dundrum Town Centre from 14:00.

And Sunday is the main festival day. Main Street in Dundrum will be closed and a stage will be in the middle of the street with all sorts of entertainment. There will also be street entertainers.

The website is not overly forthcoming with details and the Facebook page tells you even less, but it is possible that there are a lot more festival activities than these two channels suggest.

dundrumfestival.ie/

Eason Story Time for children

14:00, Sat 24 Jun

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

National War Memorial Gardens – Guided Tour

14:00, Sat 24 Jun

Irish National War Memorial Gardens, off South Circular Road, Dublin, Islandbridge, Dublin 8

A weekly tour of the National War Memorial Gardens will take every Saturday from March until the end of October.

Admission is free. “Meet inside the gates” it says here.

Silent Film Screening with Live Narration and Live Musi

14:00, Sat 24 Jun

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

At this Silent Film Show with Live Narration and Live Music 1925 black and white Japanese silent movie Orochi will be shown. This screening will be complemented by a live narration called Katsudo Benshi and an improvised piano accompaniment by Mie Yanashita. The event will start with a short introduction describing Katsudo Benshi.

Admission is free.

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

Spanish Film Screening: Sacromonte – Documentary

14:00, Sat 24 Jun

Pearse Street Library, 138-144 Pearse Street, Dublin 2

“Sacromonte: los sabios de la tribu / Sacromonte: the Elders of the Tribe” is a documentary from 2014 (94 min) about the neighbourhood in Granada by the same name that is considered as the cradle of Flamenco. For 200 years until 1963, 4000 Romani lived there who all had a connection with Flamenco.

The film will be screened in Spanish with English subtitles. Admission is free. Light refreshments will be provided from 13:30.

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

The Dragon Robe and the Twelve Symbols of Sovereignty – Tour

14:00, Sat 24 Jun

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

The In Focus Tour “The Dragon Robe and the Twelve Symbols of Sovereignty” with Vicky Wang, Guide, Chester Beatty Library will take place.

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

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

The Dead Zoo Tour

14:15 – 16:30, Sat 24 Jun

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

Where can you find an eel that swallowed a frog, a smelly pilot whale skull and giant fossil skeletons found in Irish bogs? Join a tour at the Dead Zoo to discover more about the history of the collections and the animals on display.

Admission is free, but placed are limited. Suitable for Age 8+. There will be two tours at 14:15 and 15:30.

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=3289

Loud Motive – Gig

20:30, Sat 24 Jun

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

Hip Hop Band Loud Motive will be in Sin E for a Post-Pride Parade party.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1425398047554773

Cult Called Adam – Gig

21:00, Sat 24 Jun

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

The band “Cult Called Adam” will play a gig in the Harbour Bar.

Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/cult-called-adam

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Sat 24 Jun

Stillorgan Orchard, The Hill, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin

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

www.stillorganorchard.com/specials/

The Clandestinos – Gig

23:00, Sat 24 Jun

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

The Clandestinos will play a Roots Reggae, Ska and Latin gig in the Bowery.

Admission is free.

thebowery.ie/calander/

Hodoo Reelin / Vulture Collective – Gig

23:55, Sat 24 Jun

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

The bands “Hoddo Reelin” and “Vulture Collective” are playing a gig in the midnight hour at Whelan’s.

Admission is free all night (not the usual “only before 22:30”!!!)

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/midnight-hour-w-hoodoo-reelin-2/

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Car Boot Sales – Ballymun

08:00 – 13:00, Sun 25 Jun

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 25 Jun

Belgard Road, Dublin 24

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

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

www.facebook.com/belgardmarket

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 25 Jun

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 25 Jun

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 + 15:00 and only 20 places are available on each tour.

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

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

Marlay Park Market

10:00 – 16:00, Sun 25 Jun

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 25 Jun

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/

Stoneybatter Festival 2017

10:00, Sun 25 Jun

Stoneybatter, Dublin 7

Stoneybatter is inviting to the first ever Stoneybatter Festival and they really worked hard. There are lots of events and most of them are free. The ones that are not free are marked on the website with a Euro sign.

The festival begins on Friday already but the main days are Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday local businesses, museums, churches, community centres and even some private homes will be open for visitors. The pubs in the area have musicians performing and a concert (not free!) in the evening will take place as well.
Two outdoor stages will have music from 15:00. There will be free Outdoor Yoga. Biodiversity Workshops for children, Sewing classes and demonstrations,
The Saturday events are listed on the website here.

Sunday is the Family Fun Day from 12:00-18:00. Stoneybatter Street and Manor Street are closed for traffic and there will be music on the festival stage and in pubs, dance, food, street performers, buskers, talks, tours and children entertainment.
The Sunday events are listed on the website here.

Looks like an interesting festival and I will add it to my list of recommended events.

stoneybatterfestival.ie/

Children’s Workshop with Farmer Ann

11:00 – 12:30, Sun 25 Jun

Phoenix Park Visitor Centre, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

A Children’s Workshop with Farmer Ann for children aged 6-11 years will take place on Sunday. Come along and meet Farmer Ann’s animals.

Admission is free.

www.phoenixpark.ie/newsevents/title,38060,en.html

Dublin Flea Market

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 25 Jun

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

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

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

Admission is free.

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

Dun Laoghaire Market

11:00 – 16:00, Sun 25 Jun

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

Flavours of Fingal

11:00 – 18:00, Sun 25 Jun

Newbridge House & Farm, Donabate, Co. Dublin

Flavours of Fingal is a farming event at Newbridge House in Donabate on Saturday and Sunday.

Between 11:00 and 18:00, there will be dog shows, vintage farming demonstrations, falconry displays, croquet coaching, sheep racing, face painting, wild air runs, Great Irish War re-enactments, horse cavalry shows, miniature traditional Irish horse shows, food villages, cattle stock competitions, live music, cooking demos and more.

The complete list of events and activities is on this downloadable poster here.

Admission is free and parking is EUR 5.

www.flavoursoffingal.ie

Flavours of South Dublin – Food Festival

11:00 – 18:00, Sun 25 Jun

Rathfarnham Castle, Rathfarnham Road, Dublin 14

Flavours of South Dublin (sponsored by Dublin Event Guide Sponsor Energia) is a food festival that will showcase wonderful restaurants, eateries, and suppliers. Cultural elements and crafts & arts will also be on display.

The festival will take place in Rathfarnham Castle and admission is free.

The Rathfarnham Concert Band will play at 14:00 as part of the Rathfarnham and District Festival that is independent from Flavours of South Dublin, but also takes place at the moment.

www.facebook.com/events/225715257916534

Palestrina Choir

11:00, Sun 25 Jun

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

People’s Art Exhibition

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 25 Jun

St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2

Six times this year the “People’s Art” exhibition will take place this year. It is an art exhibition on the rails/fence of St. Stephen’s Green.

(If you want to exhibit at one of the events in the future, check the website for cost and conditions.)

Visiting the People’s Art Exhibition is free and you will be able to admire (and buy) a huge amount of art works. The event starts close to 11:00 and typically finishes around 17:00, it runs from Friday until Sunday with the main activity on Saturday and Sunday.

People’s Art Dublin is a voluntary, part time, non profit making group, brought together by Dublin City Council to promote the visual arts to the public of Dublin. A huge variety of art/paintings are displayed and if the weather is nice it is a great art-filled stroll around Stephen’s Green. Definitely recommended!

www.peoplesart.ie/

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Sun 25 Jun

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 25 Jun

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/

Dundrum Festival 2017

12:00, Sun 25 Jun

Dundrum Town Centre, Dundrum, Co. Dublin

The Dundrum Festival has been busier in previous years. But it is taking place again and that is better than nothing.

On Saturday there will be music performances on the bandstand of Dundrum Town Centre from 14:00.

And Sunday is the main festival day. Main Street in Dundrum will be closed and a stage will be in the middle of the street with all sorts of entertainment. There will also be street entertainers.

The website is not overly forthcoming with details and the Facebook page tells you even less, but it is possible that there are a lot more festival activities than these two channels suggest.

dundrumfestival.ie/

Guided Walks – Botanic Gardens

12:00 – 15:30, Sun 25 Jun

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

Rathfarnham & District Festival (RAD Fest)

12:00 – 16:00, Sun 25 Jun

Rathfarnham Castle, Rathfarnham Road, Dublin 14

The Rathfarnham & District Festival (also known as RAD Fest) is taking place from 24 June until 01 July) and I would love to tell you more about it, but whoever is organising is, needs some serious help! There is a Facebook Page here, but the only list of events that are part of RAD Fest is on an illegible picture that can be found on that Page. Talking about making it difficult for visitors!?!?!

The picture with the programme is here. There are 13 events on it, but it is not 100% clear if all these events are free.

www.facebook.com/pg/RADFESTDUBLIN

SOUND CHECK – Science Gallery Exhibition

12:00 – 18:00, Sun 25 Jun

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

The exhibition “SOUND CHECK” (09 June – 24 September) in the Science Gallery is looking the influence sound has on our life. THe exhibition looks at lots of interesting ways to create sound.

It is highly interactive exhibition with lots of oppoertunities to create sound/make noise. Some of the main exhibits are a big sound pinball table, a synthesiser on a bike, musical swings, a room full of Moog Synthesiser equipment, a Uranium controlled Xylophone and there are fice “Sonic Bikes” that you cyn pre-book and loan out for a 1 hour guided tour in Dublin.

The exhibition is suitable for ALL ages, even younger children will be able to take part and nobody will be bored.

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.

dublin.sciencegallery.com/soundcheck/

Sunday at Noon – Classical Concerts

12:00 – 13:00, Sun 25 Jun

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 Satoko Inoue playing new music for piano. More details are on the website below.

www.hughlane.ie/past-sunday-concerts/1755-sundaysnoon-new-music-for-piano

Sonic Bike Experience (Ya Slip Ta Bang) – Science Gallery

12:30, Sun 25 Jun

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

As part of the current “Sound Check” exhibition in the Science Gallery you can rent out a bike to experience Dublin in a completely different way:

Ya slip ta bang is an interactive composition mapped over the streets of Dublin that will unfold for you as you ride ‘sonic bikes’ along specific routes of the city. Accompanied by electronic music, the composition tells the story of recovering he roin addict Lucy Dolan as she returns to the city, revisiting important places in her life.

The sonic bike is a bicycle with frame-mounted speakers that plays different sounds and music dependent on where the cyclist goes and how fast they ride, via a mounted location-sensitive system.

The bikes can be rented for free for up to 1 hour on Fridays, Saturday and Sunday between 12:30 and 16:00. The rules and conditions are on the website below and that is also where you book the bikes.

dublin.sciencegallery.com/events/2017/06/yasliptabangsonicbikeexperience2

Arbour Hill Cemetery Tour

14:00, Sun 25 Jun

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 25 Jun

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 25 Jun

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 25 Jun

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

Creative Seed Bombs – Children’s Workshop

14:30, Sun 25 Jun

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

The Children’s Workshop “Creative Seed Bombs”, kids will find out about the importance of native plants and make up some creative seed bombs, which can later be used to germinate colourful flowers. Don’t wear your good clothes, it will be mucky!

Admission is free, but booking is required via 01 804 0319

www.botanicgardens.ie/news/events.htm#24June

Chester Beatty Library – Guided Tour

15:00, Sun 25 Jun

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

Every Sunday a free guided tour will take place in the Chester Betty Library. The tour starts at 15:00.

In addition there is another free tour every Wednesday at 13:00 and one on Saturdays at 14:00

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

Francis Ledwidge: life, work and legacy – Talk

15:00, Sun 25 Jun

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

“Francis Ledwidge: A celebration of his life, work and legacy” are talks by Dermot Bolger, editor of a new edition of Ledwidge’s Selected Poems, poet Michael O’Loughlin and artist Liam Ó Broin, for a celebration of the life of Francis Ledwidge.

Born in a labourer’s cottage in Slane, Co Meath, the poet Francis Ledwidge worked as a farm labourer, a miner and a road worker while writing the poems that brought him fame during his short life. He enlisted in the Inniskilling Fusiliers in 1914. Having endured Gallipoli, Ledwidge was killed on July 31st 1917 during the nightmare 3rd Battle of Ypres.

Booking is requried via 01-6777444

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=3309

Museum Tour – National Print Museum

15:00 – 16:30, Sun 25 Jun

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

Public Tour: Decade of Conflict

15:00 – 15:45, Sun 25 Jun

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

Join this tour and exploring the turbulent decade from 1913-1923 examining the ordinary Irishmen and women involved in World War I, the 1916 Rising, War of Independence and Civil War.

Admission is free. Suitable for adults and Age12+. Places will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis 15 minutes before the tour starts.

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=3299

Outdoor Bal Folk – European Folk Dance Session

18:00 – 21:00, Sun 25 Jun

St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2

“The Summerhouse” at the lake in St. Stephen’s Green is the venue for the next Outfoor Bal Folk Dance session.

Learn and enjoy European dances at this regular session.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1584170601679249

The New Breadwinners – Bluegrass Gig

18:00, Sun 25 Jun

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 25 Jun

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 25 Jun

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 25 Jun

Arthur’s Pub, 28 Thomas Street, Dublin 8

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

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

www.facebook.com/ArthursPub

Gardiner Street Gospel Choir Mass

19:30 – 20:30, Sun 25 Jun

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 25 Jun

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 25 Jun

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

Max Marshall – Folk Gig

21:00, Sun 25 Jun

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

Max Marshall will be in Bray for a Folk Gig.

Admission is free.

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

Rhythm Rocker

21:00, Sun 25 Jun

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

“Rhythm Rocker at The Globe” is a weekly event on Sunday night in The Globe with live music (Rockabilly) and DJs. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/rhythmrocker

The Jive Cats – Gig

22:00, Sun 25 Jun

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 25 Jun

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 26 Jun

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National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Mon 26 Jun

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

Conversations on Art: Dementia-friendly tours

12:00, Mon 26 Jun

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

“Conversations on Art” is a interactive tour specially designed for people living with dementia and their loved ones (Azure Tours). Take a break from the everyday and enjoy an afternoon of conversations on art and life in general.

Admission is free. Limited to 10 Participants per tour, booking is required. Call Heidi Campbell on 01 4070766 for more information.

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

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Mon 26 Jun

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/

History of Jazz – Talk & Performance

13:00, Mon 26 Jun

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

“Jazz Time Machine: History of Jazz” is a talk with performance with Peter Moc.

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/history

Low priced books with free delivery!

13:00, Mon 26 Jun

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!

Bowery Stand-Up Comedy Night

20:00, Mon 26 Jun

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

The weekly Stand-up Comedy Night in Bowery is happening again today. David Hynes and Danny O’Connor lead and bring a number of guests.

Admission is free.

thebowery.ie/calander/

Drunkard’s Hiccups – Old Time String Band Music

20:00, Mon 26 Jun

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 26 Jun

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 26 Jun

The International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

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

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

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/thecirclesessions/

The Comedy Shed

20:30, Mon 26 Jun

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 26 Jun

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

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

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

Jazz Jam Session – Grand Social

21:00, Mon 26 Jun

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 26 Jun

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/

That’s It Recordings – Open Mic

22:00, Mon 26 Jun

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/

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National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Tue 27 Jun

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 Conscription Crisis, 1917-1918

13:00, Tue 27 Jun

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

The lunchtime lecture “The Conscription Crisis, 1917-1918: anatomy of a psychological partition” with Dr Emmanuel Destenay (Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellow) will take place in the National Library.

Dr Destenay discusses why the Conscription Crisis must be regarded as the real turning point in twentieth-century Irish history.
His research argues that the 1916 Easter Rising has been overestimated in Irish collective memory for political and cultural reasons and has superseded the importance of the threat of conscription in Ireland. Indeed, the vital question is: did the 1916 Easter Rising pave the way for the overwhelming victory of the Sinn Féin party in December 1918?

Admission is free.

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

“My Favourites” – Dublin City Walking Tour

14:00 – 16:00, Tue 27 Jun

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/

Brexit and beyond – Panel Discussion

15:30 – 17:00, Tue 27 Jun

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

This Open University panel discussion will consider the implications of Brexit on the island of Ireland. A panel of expert speakers from a range of perspectives will share their thoughts on key issues such as politics, trade, markets, peace, culture and the border.

More details including a list of panel members can be found via the website below.

Admission is free but registration is required via Ireland-events@open.ac.uk

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

Drop in Maker Evening

18:00, Tue 27 Jun

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 Meetup Site here.

events.dlrcoco.ie/event/drop-maker-evenings-1

Peace, Imperfect Peace – Talk

18:30, Tue 27 Jun

Dalkey Library, Castle Street, Dalkey, Co. Dublin

Historian Tim Pat Coogan will talk about the Peace Process in Northern Ireland.

Admission is free.

events.dlrcoco.ie/event/peace-imperfect-peace-tim-pat-coogan

Call the Dancers – Trad Gig

19:00 – 21:00, Tue 27 Jun

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 27 Jun

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 27 Jun

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 27 Jun

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 27 Jun

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 27 Jun

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 27 Jun

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

The Trad Stage – Open Mic

21:00 – 23:30, Tue 27 Jun

Tivoli Backstage, 18/19 Francis Street, Dublin 8

The Trad Stage is a weekly Open Mic event in the Tivoli Backstage venue. Musicians are invited to perform live in front of an interested audience. Performances are primarily of Irish Traditional Music and Folk Singing, however it is possible to also see performances of traditional music from all over the world as well as performances of original compositions from local and international musicians.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/thetradstage/

International Bar Jazz Night

21:30, Tue 27 Jun

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 27 Jun

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 28 Jun

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Creative Den Drawing Session – Rua Red

11:00, Wed 28 Jun

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/

Phoenix Park Walk – Victorian Walled Garden

11:00 – 12:30, Wed 28 Jun

Phoenix Park Visitor Centre, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

This week’s Phoenix Park Walk is entitled “Victorian Walled Gardens” and the description says “A Walking Tour of the Victorian Walled Garden featuring the history of the garden plus information on the planting scheme.”

Admission is free.

The full list of all walks for the next few months is here: phoenixpark.ie/media/phoenix-park-programme-of-events-2017.pdf

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Wed 28 Jun

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 28 Jun

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

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

www.ifi.ie/

Support the Dublin Event Guide – Buy your books here!

13:00, Wed 28 Jun

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!

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Sing Street Screening and Pizza (12-17 year olds)

14:00 – 17:00, Wed 28 Jun

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

At this Creative Teens Film Lab for 12-17 year olds, there will be some pizza and a screening of Sing Street, the coming-of-age comedy about a boy growing up in Dublin during the 1980s who escapes his strained family life by starting a band to impress the mysterious girl he likes. English. 2015, 12A (106 min)

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

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

Temple Bar “Night” Market

14:00 – 20:00, Wed 28 Jun

Temple Bar Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

The Temple Bar “Night” Market is more an afternoon and evening market (14:00-20:00) and it takes place every Wednesday until September.

You can buy Arts & Crafts at this market.

In previous years the missing food and drink stalls (probably to protect the pubs and restaurants in Temple Bar) was mentioned by visitors as a critique.

templebarnightmarket.com/

Havana International Language Exchange

16:30 – 19:30, Wed 28 Jun

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

Irish Game Makers Talks: Imirt Inspire

17:00 – 19:30, Wed 28 Jun

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

Imirt, the Irish Game Makers Association is inviting to an evening of talks about game design and culture, an event in collaboration with the MSc in Interactive Digital Media in Trinity College Dublin.

The talks will be

+ Elizabeth LaPensée: ‘Game Mechanics as Cultural Expression’
+ Christopher Floyd: ‘Interview: Building Games Communities’
+ Sarah Maria Griffin: ‘Games as a Literary Influence’

And in addition, the Imirt 2016 Irish Game Awards will be presented.

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

www.eventbrite.ie/e/imirt-inspire-tickets-35342979804?ref=devg

Brotherhood – Men in Fights – Storytelling

19:00, Wed 28 Jun

Stag’s Head, Dame Lane, Dublin 2

Expert Storytellers Candlelit Tales will be in Stag’s Head to tell you about “Brotherhood – Men in Fights”, an ancient band of warriors.

Admission is free, donations are appreciated.

Dublin Jam Session – Open Jam

19:30 – 22:30, Wed 28 Jun

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/

Dwarf Jar Wednesday Jazz

19:30 – 22:00, Wed 28 Jun

The Dwarf Jar Cafe, 1 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

The Dwarf Jar House Trio (Daniel Rorke (sax), Cormac O’Brien (bass) and Matthew Jacobson(drums)) will play a weekly Jazz gig every Wednesday in Dwarf Jar Cafe and they usually have one or more guest musicians or singers supporting them.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/satumusikk/

Anseo Comedy Club

20:30, Wed 28 Jun

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

Soirée Karaoké Francophone

20:30, Wed 28 Jun

Annesley House, 70 North Strand, Dublin 3

Come and sing in French at the “Soiress Karaoke Francophone”. A very special playlist of French variété from every decade and every style from Dalida to Maitre Gims has been selected and now you just need to come along. Non French-speakers and bad singers are welcome!
Songs will be from Goldman, Indochine, Claude François, Gainsbourg, Niagara, Christine & The Queens and Michel and his Connemara.

Admission is free.

www.alliance-francaise.ie/culture/

The Song Room (open mic)

20:30, Wed 28 Jun

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 28 Jun

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 28 Jun

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

Inn Jokes – Comedy Club

21:00, Wed 28 Jun

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

The next Inn Jokes Comedy night should come up this Wednesday, but it hasn’t been advertised yet, so check the website a little closer to the day to find out more. MC and organiser is comedian Colm O’Regan.

Admission is free, but donations are appreciated.

innjokes.com/

Los Paradiso – Gig

21:00, Wed 28 Jun

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 28 Jun

Mercantile, 28 Dame Street, Dublin 2

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

Admission is free.

dublinsessions.ie/the-mercantile-hotel/

Trad Session

21:30, Wed 28 Jun

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 28 Jun

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

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Grangegorman Military Cemetery – Tour

11:00, Thu 29 Jun

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

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Thu 29 Jun

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 29 Jun

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

Curating Culture: Research libraries in a digital age – Talk

13:00 – 14:00, Thu 29 Jun

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

The Talk “Curating Culture: Research libraries in a digital age” with Richard Ovenden, FRSA, FSA, Bodley’s Librarian is part of a series of lunchtime talks at the National Library of Ireland that features librarians from across Ireland and Europe, talking about new perspectives and strategies for libraries as the world of information management evolves.

Admission is free.

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

The Late Work of Katsushika Hokusai – Talk

13:10, Thu 29 Jun

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

“The Late Work of Katsushika Hokusai” is a talk by Alfred Haft, Curator, Japanese Section, British Museum.

Admission is free.

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

Japanese Sho – Concert

13:15, Thu 29 Jun

St Ann’s Church, Dawson Street, Dublin 2

Sho is a Japanese instrument and at this lunchtime recital, Naoyuki Manabe will play the Sho.

Admission is free, donations are appreciated.

stann.dublin.anglican.org/concerts/index.php

Little Museum of Dublin – Free Admission Thursday

18:00 – 20:00, Thu 29 Jun

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/

Companies Registration Office Information Evening

18:30, Thu 29 Jun

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

“Start Up, Start Here: Companies Registration Office (CRO) Information Evening” is an event that is part is part of the Central Library’s Business Support Programme 2017. The talk is suitable for anyone who is thinking of Starting a Business in Ireland. Bernie Byrne from the CRO will provide information and advice about: Setting up a company, Registering a business name, filing an annual return, mandatory e-filing and more.

Admission is free, but booking is recommended via 01 8733996

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

Let’s Make A Scene – Acting “Open Mic”

18:30, Thu 29 Jun

Momentum Acting Studio, 19 Lombard Street East, Dublin 2

Let’s Make a Scene is similar to an “Open Mic” event for musicians and spoken word artists, just for actors, comedians and imrovisers.

It is a live platform to actors, comedians, improvisers, slammers, etc… for free to present, test, showcase or display their work to an audience (scene, monologue, sketch, reading, new material or in production, etc…) and create a momentum prompting exchange & collaboration in between artists of different media sharing a passion.

Admission is free, but booking is required via TakeTheStage2MakeAScene AT gmail.com

The event is a monthly open platform and on Thursday you will discover the work of Amy Coleman, Conor Hackett, Eamonn McNicholas, Eilis Jordan, Elaine Purdue, Helena Foster, Janet Little, Luke Corcoran, Lynelle Colleran, Niamh Sweeney, Nicola Whelan, Sarah Thunder and Vladutz Varlan who are presenting their work or favourite monologues, scenes, improv’, reading, in preview or in production.

www.facebook.com/events/1380612602020941/

The Importance of being me – Book Launch

18:30, Thu 29 Jun

Dubray Books, 36 Grafton Street, Dublin 2

Caroline Grave-Cassidy’s new book “The Importance of being me” will be launched in Dubray Books.

www.dubraybooks.ie/news-and-events

The Surprising World of Sound and Listening – Talk

18:30, Thu 29 Jun

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

What exactly is sound? What role does it play in our lives? In this talk you will be introduced to sound as a measurable physical quantity and discover how our experience of sound is shaped by biology and perception. Paradoxical effects and strange mysteries of sound will be explored by demonstration and through listening sessions.

The talk is suitable for all ages. Basic physics will be assumed, but no mathematics will be presented.

Admission is free but registartion is required via the website below.

dublin.sciencegallery.com/events/2017/06/soundideassurprisingworldsoundandlistening

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

19:00 – 21:00, Thu 29 Jun

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/

Charlottesville High School Orchestra

19:00, Thu 29 Jun

Christ Church Cathedral, Christchurch Place, Dublin 8

This is an evening concert by the Charlottesville High School Orchestra, visiting Ireland this summer from the USA. They will be performing a programme of music for strings, including works by Dvorak, Barber and Tchaikovsky. Conducted by Laura Mulligan

Admission is free.

Gooal! – Play

19:00, Thu 29 Jun

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

The Dublin’s Theatre Club Cervantes will perform the comedy play “Gooal!”. Having presented scenes with sadness and drama as a backdrop in previous shows, this period the group will concentrate on forms of discourse based in humour, irony and amusement. The club will focus its work on comical, absurd and hilarious situations with the hope of making its audience smile or laugh at loud.

Under the direction of Sandra Lee Villegas (The Latin Sphere Theatre), the Theatre Club presents Gooal!, a play written by Luis Jaraquemada Bueno, which intertwines four stories that happen during the 2010 World Cup Final in South Africa in which Spain played Holland.

Admission is free.

dublin.cervantes.es/FichasCultura/Ficha113762_16_2.htm

New to Dublin? Dublin Expats Meeting

19:00, Thu 29 Jun

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

Poetry with Teri Ellen Cross Davis & Jane Clarke

19:00 – 20:30, Thu 29 Jun

Poetry Ireland, 11 Parnell Square, Dublin 1

American poet Teri Ellen Cross Davis and Irish poet Jane Clarke read from their recent collectons at Poetry Ireland.

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

www.eventbrite.ie/e/teri-ellen-cross-davis-jane-clarke-tickets-35233069058?ref=devg

Thursday Night Board Gaming

19:00, Thu 29 Jun

Robert Read Bar, 19 Store Street, Dublin 1

The Thursday Night Board Gaming event is running for more than 10 years already and it is a weekly event for all Board Game enthusiasts. But even if you are a Board Game newbie, you are welcome. Just come along!

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/IGAGamesNights/

Table Quiz Thursday – Grand Social

20:00 – 23:00, Thu 29 Jun

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

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

Admission is free.

www.thegrandsocial.ie/events/table-quiz-thursdays-7/2017-05-11/

Singer Songwriter Night – Mother Reilly’s

21:00, Thu 29 Jun

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 Clockworks – Gig

21:00, Thu 29 Jun

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

The Clockworks will be in Sin E for a gig.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/978911462212344

The Luna Boys – Gig

21:00, Thu 29 Jun

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/

The Shoos – Gig

21:00, Thu 29 Jun

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

The Shoos will play Soulful Rock ‘n’ Roll in the Harbour Bar.

Admission is free.

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

Brady’s Fun Pub Quiz

21:30, Thu 29 Jun

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 29 Jun

The International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

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

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

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

www.international-bar.com/jazz/

Left, Right & Centre – Blues+Soul

21:30, Thu 29 Jun

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 29 Jun

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 29 Jun

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 29 Jun

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/

Young Earth – SOMA Gig

22:00, Thu 29 Jun

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

SOMA originated as a series of house parties in Dublin hosting bands and DJs and the SOMA Clubnights (last Thursday of every month) in Whelan’s carry on the house party tradition just in a proper music venue.

On Thursday Indie-Pop/Rock band “Young Earth” will play a gig and it will be followed by DJs.

Admission is free.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/soma-009-ft-young-earth/

Friday 30 Jun

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Magazine Fort – FOUR Guided Tours

10:00 – 16:30, Fri 30 Jun

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 + 15:00 and only 20 places are available on each tour.

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

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

The Story of the Capital – Exhibition in Dublin City Hall

10:00 – 17:15, Fri 30 Jun

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 30 Jun

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

Running on the last Friday of every month, this new initiative invites 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. For further information email: bookings@museum.ie

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=3312

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Fri 30 Jun

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 30 Jun

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

Cornucopia – Live Music

19:30 – 21:30, Fri 30 Jun

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

Bodytonic presents: Cinema, Phare + DJs

21:00, Fri 30 Jun

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

I am not exactly sure what the title means. As far as I know “Phare” is a band. Is “Cinema” also a band (I guess so!) or is it the moving picture-type cinema? Either way, there is some entertainment in Bray and admission is free. ;-)

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/club-night-bodytonic-presents-cinema-phare-djs

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Fri 30 Jun

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 30 Jun

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

The Square Pegs will play Chicago blues, 1950s R&B and New Orleans blues at this gig.

Admission is free.

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

The Brady’s Session

21:00, Fri 30 Jun

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

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

Clarksville, Jim Loghran, Ronan McCauley, Ruth Egan, Rebecca K, Callum Keaveny.

www.gumtree.ie/a-events-gigs-nightlife/dublin/the-brady-s-sessions/1002007839600910319322809

Heads Up – Gig

21:30, Fri 30 Jun

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

The band Headsup around guitarist Gerry Hendricks, will play a gig in the Patriot Inn. Admission is free.

dublinsessions.ie/the-patriots-inn/

The Dionnes – Motown Tribute Band

23:00, Fri 30 Jun

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

Playing Motown and Soul from the 60s, the Motown Tribute Band “The Dionnes” will play a gig in the Bowery.

Admission is free.

thebowery.ie/calander/

Events Coming Up

Dublin Mountains Partnership – Guided Walks

05+17+21+25 June

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 walks in June are on 05+17+21+25 June

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

Not free, but interesting nevertheless:

Pipeworks Festival: 20-25 June

Dublin Brass Week: 26-29 June

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Next Summer will be in 40 years!?

Last Wednesday (21 June) was the hottest day of the year, when Met Eireann measured 28.6 degrees in Phoenix Park. The whole week, or 5 consecutive days, was 5 degrees warmer than normal and if that happens, it is called a heatwave. For me, it was just a nice warm summer week. because summer temperatures for me START at 20 degrees. But if you are used to the cool 16-18 degrees that Ireland normally gets at this time of the year and if your thermostat is set to that low level, than you were probably melting in the current weather.

Gerard Fleming, the head of forecasting in Met Eireann explained that the last time such a heatwave hit Ireland was 40 years ago, So will it take another 40 years until we have a proper and nice week of summer again?

Unfortunately the heatwave came to an end for now and there is no promise and certainly no guarantee that there will be another one soon. But wasn’t it great while it lasted!?

By the way, did you know what the highest ever temperature was in Ireland? On 26 June 1887 the temperature of 33.3 degrees was measured in Kilkenny. 33.3! That’s not a lot at all. Where I am from in Germany (not Spain, or Italy or Morocco. ;-) ) this is a NORMAL summer temperature!

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