Dublin Event Guide 537: Ranelagh Arts Festival, Problem-Solving Festival, Dublin Festival of History, Mountjoy Square Last Picnic

September 30th, 2017
DEG Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events)

No. 537 | 29 September 2017

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Hi all!

I was hoping that I would be able to send this week’s Dublin Event Guide at around 09:30 at the latest, but now it is 11:30 and I am still not finished. So I will have to post it on the website and the smartphone page again and then add some more events before I send the e-mail.

Not ideal, but there are soo many events happening. No big event this week, but lots and lots of smaller events. Culture in Dublin never stops and sometimes I wonder if I made a mistake when I decided to write about free events. I should have decided to write only about the most expensive events! That would have been a better business decision AND it would have been much better for my sleep patterns. ;-)

Thanks to some wonderful donors, we managed perfectly on time to gather ALL the money needed for the September bill! Thanks a lot! October is Just around the corner, though, and another EUR 240 have to be found before the month is out! Please help if you can!!! You can do so via PayPal here even if you only have a few Euro, everything counts!! I have also added another way for donations if you prefer to use your credit card via GoFundMe here.

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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 weeks Feel Good Slot Quote is by Jim Rohn (1930-2009), the well known American author, business coach and motivational speaker. He said:

You have to risk going too far to discover just how far you can really go. -Jim Rohn

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Last week I wrote about a book that I discovered and some of you asked me to repeat the information again. Here it is:
The book is called “The 5 Second Rule : The Surprisingly Simple Way to Live, Love, and Speak with Courage” by Mel Robbins and is explaining and teaching how to overcome procrastination and help you to be a happier and more decisive person with a very single 5-4-3-2-1 count down rule whenever you come to a decision making point.

You can get it from Bookdespository here. There is also a TEDx talk by Mel Robbins that was seen by more than 10mio people here. And I discovered that the Audiobook is also currently on YouTube. I am sure that that is not legally there, so it might disappear soon. Chek it out while it is still there by searching for “Mel Robbins audiobook”.

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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.

This is a bit of a quieter week again. There are plenty of events, but no big headline event. The Dublin Festival of History is really intersting, but history talks is not everybody’s thing, I understand that. Butif the weather is good, maybe use the opportunity to go to the Botanic Garden for Sculptures in Context! Definitely recommended!!

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Discount food markets in Ireland are most popular shops

Every month, Kantar Worldpanel provides an update on market share of the different food shops in Ireland and the headline this time – at least on RTE News – is “SuperValu remains largest grocery retailer“. This is definitely correct when you look at the market share numbers, but what I find a lot more interesting is that the two discount supermarkets Aldi and Lidl are combined the largest food seller in Ireland. They are two separate shops and on one hand you can’t shouldn’t combine their market share. But on the other hand they BOTH have – in contrast to the others – a rather unique approach to selling food, where own branded products is the majority of products.

The figures are SuperValu 22.1%, Tesco 22.0%, Dunnes Stores 21.6%, Lidl 11.8%, Aldi 11.6%

So if you combine Lidl and Aldi, you arrive at 23.4% and if you compare it to how close the other three are to each others, then a lead of 1.3% is HUGE!

I tested myself and the results are sooo interesting!

A few months ago, friends of mine went to Glendalough and after a day of hiking, one of the two came back with a swollen face, fever and feeling absolutely rotten. He had never experienced that, but we guessed that it could be a form of hay fever/pollen allergy. To confirm they did an Intolerance Test and got the confirmation that he has a Pollen Allergy that he never knew about.

Because the results were so interesting, I also did the test. All you have to do – after you have bought it – is to send four or five hairs in a plastic bag to an address in the UK and about a week later you get a list of food and non-food items that you are intolerant too. Fascinating stuff! I found out that I am intolerant to peaches and to milk (I knew that) and to almonds, for example. I had never known about my body’s issues with peaches and almonds, but I tested it out afterwards and was amazed how accurate these test results are. The test is EUR 32 and you can find it via this link www.gturl.eu/2yMMC98
(If you try it, let me know if you think it was correct.) I think everyone should do it at some age in life to find out what stresses our body. You will be surprised!! :-)

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Opportunities

The former “Opportunities” section is now the place where the weekly nationwide clever event map from our new sponsor Energia will be featured. Full details about the events on the map are on the Energia blog: gturl.eu/Energia_wk39

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.

Sculpture in Context – Exhibition

07 Sept – 20 Oct

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

Sculpture in Context is Ireland’s largest outdoor sculpture exhibition and it is a brilliant exhibition in the beautiful surroundings of the National Botanic Gardens. Some of Ireland’s best artists are showing new work and the sculptures are displayed throughout the gardens, ponds, Great Palm House and Curvilinear Range, with the smaller works exhibited in the in the gallery in the Visitors Centre.

Admission is free and apart from seeing some very interesting sculptures, it is also fun to go on a “treasure hunt” for these sculptures which are sprinkled throughout the Botanic Gardens.

www.sculptureincontext.com/

Callum Innes – Paintings – Kerlin Gallery

08 Sept – 14 Oct

Kerlin Gallery, Anne’s Lane, Dublin 2

This is a solo exhibition of new work by artist Callum Innes. The exhibition presents new paintings on aluminium, oil painting on linen and pastel works on paper.

www.kerlingallery.com/

Käthe Kollwitz: Life, Death and War – National Gallery

08 Sept – 10 Dec

National Gallery of Ireland, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

Prints and drawings by German artist Käthe Kollwitz (1867-1945) will be shown for the first time in the National Gallery of Ireland. “Käthe Kollwitz: Life, Death and War” will give the Irish public an opportunity to discover this important woman artist who created almost 300 prints, around 20 sculptures and some 1,450 drawings during her long career. 38 prints and drawings from the rich collection of the Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Germany will be shown. Kollwitz’s work reminds us of the horror and ultimate futility of war.

www.nationalgallery.ie/

Build Hope in the City – Exhibition

11 September – 01 October

St. Stephen’s Green Park

This is an outdoor exhibition called ‘Build Hope in the City’ that gives you a taste of urban living in three other cities – Nairobi, Port-au-Prince and Dhaka.

For the first time in history, more than half the world’s people live in cities. This exhibition documents the reality of urban life for some of the world’s poorest communities and how Concern supports them in the capital cities of three of the countries we work
in – Kenya, Haiti and Bangladesh.

www.facebook.com/events/170379526844822

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Car Boot Sales – Tallaght

08:00 – 12:00, Sat 30 Sep

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/

Fingal Laser Run

09:30 – 12:30, Sat 30 Sep

Swords Castle, Bridge Street, Swords, Co. Dublin

Fingal County Council and Pentathlon Ireland are running a “Laser Run” event at Swords Castle. It is the first event of that type in Ireland and it is suitable for everyone from 8-80 years.

The idea is simple: Run at speed through a set course and then shoot on a target with a Laser pistol and then repeat that 4 times. Time and accuracy both count and the course is either 4x800m or 4x400m long.

Admission is free, but registration is required and at the time of writing this, there were still quite a number of available places. More information is on the website below and you can register here.

pentathlon.ie/pentathlon-ireland-fingal-laser-run-swords-castle/

Honest2Goodness Food Market

09:30 – 16:00, Sat 30 Sep

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 30 Sep

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 30 Sep

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 30 Sep

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 30 Sep

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

Connexions – Creative & Digital City

10:00 – 16:30, Sat 30 Sep

Richmond Barracks, St. Michael’s Estate, Inchicore, Dublin 8

Connexions is a free two-day event which concentrates on digital technology, culture and education in France and Ireland. It is organised by the French Embassy and a whole range of other contributors and is for everyone interested in smart cities and our digital tomorrow.

There will be a Start-up Market, Roundtable Talks, Business Meetings and a Hackathon and the event will run from 10:00-16:30 on Saturday and until 14:00 on Sunday.

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

www.eventbrite.ie/e/connexions-tickets-37192410501?ref=devg

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 30 Sep

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 30 Sep

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

Ranelagh Arts Festival

10:00, Sat 30 Sep

Ranelagh (various locations)

The Ranelagh Arts Festival is running from 28 September until 08 October and it is made up of a whole range of gigs, walks, talks, book launches., film screenings, family events in Ranelagh. I have counted more than 30 events. I will include some separately in the Dublin Event Guide, but recommend that you check the events list that the Ranelagh Arts Centre put together here: www.facebook.com/pg/ranelaghartsfestival/events/

Most events seem to be free.

www.facebook.com/ranelaghartsfestival/

Sculpture in Context – Exhibition

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 30 Sep

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

Sculpture in Context is Ireland’s largest outdoor sculpture exhibition and it is a brilliant exhibition in the beautiful surroundings of the National Botanic Gardens. Some of Ireland’s best artists are showing new work and the sculptures are displayed throughout the gardens, ponds, Great Palm House and Curvilinear Range, with the smaller works exhibited in the in the gallery in the Visitors Centre.

The exhibition will be open form 07 Sept and will run until 20 October.

Admission is free and apart from seeing some very interesting sculptures, it is also fun to go on a “treasure hunt” for these sculptures which are sprinkled throughout the Botanic Gardens.

www.sculptureincontext.com/

Temple Bar Markets

10:00 – 16:30, Sat 30 Sep

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 30 Sep

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

Art, Bites, Crafts – Drumcondra Market

10:30 – 15:30, Sat 30 Sep

Arts and Business Campus, 40 Drumcondra Road Lower

The Drumcondra Village Market is now the “Art, Bites, Crafts Drumcondra Market”. And as you guessed it, it is an arts and crafts fair in the centre of Drumcondra. :-) There will also be some food and music.

The market is open on Saturday and Sunday from 10:30-15:30.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/abcdrumcondramarket

Bees and Seeds – Family Workshop

11:00, Sat 30 Sep

Marlay Park, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16

Bees and Seeds

Bees and Seeds is an event by OWLS, the Children’s Nature Charity. It will take place in Marley Park on Dun Laoghaire Rathdown’s Pollinator Plan Day.

There will be lots of workshops for parents interested in getting your garden ready to help our bees. At the same time OWLS will work with the kids playing bee games and going on some epic conker hunts.

Admission is free, but booking is required. via education@owls.ie But since it is now probably too late to register, I still would go there and check if there are some places available.

Admission is free.

www.owls.ie/events/igkz62r111/Bees-and-Seeds

Blackrock Market

11:00 – 17:30, Sat 30 Sep

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/

Dublin Festival of History 2017

11:00, Sat 30 Sep

Dublin (various locations)

The Dublin Festival of History runs from 29 September until 14 October and is brought to you by Dublin’s Libraries and Dublin City. There are more than 90 events and all are free.

There is something wrong with the festival website website: I can’t reach it because my virus scanners block the site and report Malware on the site. The people running the site think all is harmless and it might be a false alarm. I will not risk it anymore and instead have now a PDF version of the programme and made it available via the Dublin Event Guide website so that you can use it as well if you want. The brochure can be downloaded here.

Some of the events in shot form:

SATURDAY 30 SEPTEMBER
+ 11:00 Martin Luther: Renegade and Prophet (Printworks at Dublin Castle)
+ 13:00 James Holland: The War in The West – The Allies Fight Back, 1941 – 1943 (Printworks at Dublin Castle)
+ 15:00 Janina Ramirez: The blending of Celtic and Anglo-Saxon Christianity (Printworks at Dublin Castle)
+ 17:00 The Darkening Age: The Christian Destruction of the Classical World (Printworks at Dublin Castle)
+ 19:00 Chris Patten: First Confession: A Sort of Memoir (Printworks)
————
SUNDAY 01 OCTOBER
+ 11:00 The Social History of Modern Ireland (Printworks at Dublin Castle)
+ 13:00 Dublin Festival of History Question Time (Printworks)
+ 15:00 The Last of the Tsars: Nicholas II and the Russian Revolution (Printworks)
+ 17:00 Lovers and Strangers: An Immigrant History of Post-War Britain (Printworks)
+ 19:00 Writing the History of 20th Century Europe
———–
In addition to these main talks in Printworks, there are a few other events on Saturday and Sunday and then during the week there are events every single day of the week in Dublin’s libraries and a few other venues.

Check out the full list of events in the PDF programme here.

Problem-Solving Festival

11:00 – 17:00, Sat 30 Sep

Front Square, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 2

As part of the Science Foundation Ireland funded nationwide “Problem-Solving Initiative”, the ADAPT Centre will run a Problem-Solving Festival on Saturday in Trinity College. The festival will take place in the Examination Hall in TCD, just off the Front Square.

The festival is family-friendly (starting from Age 4!) and will have activities for all ages, for example language games, logic puzzles, large-scale games, interactive workshops and lectures.

Admission is free and places at most workshops are available on a first come first served basis.

The website below lists all events.

Some of the topics are:
+ Take the Brain Health Challenge
+ Can you make icecream without a freezer?
+ Build a propeller powered car using electronic components and recycled goods
+ Discover the world of cells and DNA (ages 4-8)
+ Science and history of flight + design your own kite (Ages: 5-11)
+ Make Maths Easier: How Problem-Solving Strategies can Help (Age 12+)
+ Computational thinking for students to solve interactive tasks online (Age 8+)
+ Ciphers, logic games, brain teasers and codebreakers (Age 5+)
+ Good at Math? Code for fun? (Age 12+)
+ What, when and how much should I be eating?
+ Linguistics Olympiad Problem Solving Workshop (Age 12+)
+ Sensory Challenge: Can you tell the difference between different smells?

problemsolving.ie/

Terenure Bushy Park Market

11:00 – 16:00, Sat 30 Sep

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

Thomas Ashe Commemoration

11:00 – 22:00, Sat 30 Sep

Round Towers GAA, Lusk, Co. Dublin

Thomas Ashe was born in Kerry and began his teaching career 1908 as a principal in Lusk where he also founded a pipe band and the Round Towers GAA club. He was a member of the Irish Republican Brotherhood and of the Irish Volunteers and was a commandant during the Easter Rising. He was arrested but not executed and was released in June 1917. In August he was arrested again and died during a huner strike in prison in Septermber 1917.

On Saturday the Round Tower GAA Club in Lusk is celebrating their founder with a full day of events. More information is on the website below and all events are listed on the flyer in PDF format here.

There will be a Wreath laying, then a march to the GAA club, followed by a GAA tournament, then the unveiling of a Thomas Ashe sculpture will happen. Historical talks and a documentary screening will follow and in the evening bands and a pop-up gaeltacht will conclude the celebrations.

Admission is free.

www.roundtowerslusk.ie/2017/09/21/thomas-ashe-events-saturday-30th-september-2017/

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Sat 30 Sep

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

The National Gallery has an extensive programme of free talks, public tours and Art Documentary screenings every day of the week. Currently there is at least one free tour every day. Check their website for details. Some special events will be listed separately.

Admission to the gallery and to most events is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on

Arnotts Style Sessions

12:00 – 17:00, Sat 30 Sep

Arnott’s, Henry Street, Dublin 2

A number of Arnotts Style Session events take place this weekend:

+ 30 Sep: 12:00 – Pixi skincare masterclass with beauty and lifestyle consultant and skincare expert Caroline Hirons
+ 30 Sep: 14:00 – Meet fashion designer Millie Mackintosh
+ 30 Sep: 13:00+15:00 – Autumn/Winter Fashion Forecast with Image Editor Melanie Morris
+ 01 Oct: 12:00+14:00 – Sonia Deasy (Pestle and Mortar Founder) in conversation with Elizabeth Whelan

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

www.arnotts.ie/article/style-sessions-aw17/

Ha’penny Flea Market

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 30 Sep

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/

Jervis Shopping Centre: Big Birthday Bash

12:00 – 17:00, Sat 30 Sep

Jervis Shopping Centre, Henry Street, Dublin 1

Jervis SHopping centre is 21 years this September and their big birthday bash takes place on Saturday.

There will be

* Live music and DJ
* Giveaways at the Spin & Win machine to win shopping vouchers on the day
* Family entertainment including magical birthday characters, face painting and balloon modellers
* Interactive Selfie Mirror
* Birthday Prosecco & Cake (while stocks last)
* Meet & Greet with Nadia Forde
* FM104 Street Team
* Birthday Discounts in shops

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1499098240200914

Junction 6 – Health & Leisure Village – Launch

12:00 – 15:00, Sat 30 Sep

Junction 6, River Road, Castleknock, Dublin 15

Junction 6 in Castleknock (or is it Blanchardstown??) are having a launch party on Saturday. There will be free fitness classes, free haircuts, kids entertainment and plenty of fun, food, refreshments, games and giveaways. IN addition there will be some surprise guests.

Admission is free. Junction 6 is directly at Junction 6 (hence the name) of the M50.

www.facebook.com/events/1456641137729343

Oktoberfest 2017

12:00 – 16:30, Sat 30 Sep

George’s Dock, IFSC, Dublin 1

The hugely popular Oktoberfest in Dublin takes place from 14 Sept – 01 Oct again. It is a German Beer Festival with Erdinger Weissbräu Beer (including alcohol-free wheat beer), lots of German Bavarian Food and authentic Bavarian music.

There are “Themed Nights” on Monday (“Industry”), on Tuesday (“Pink Tuesday” for the LGBT* community) and on Wednesday (“Whacky Wednesday”) and there is dodgy but authentic ;-) Bavarian Music every evening in the festival tent. The food is also authentic and delicious (at least for a German like me). The beer is not cheap but you expected that. 1 Litre costs EUR 12 and 0.5 Litre is EUR 6.50

Opening hours are Mon-Thu: 12:00-23:30, Fri+Sat: 12:00-16:30+17:30-23:30, Sun 12:00-22:30.

The best place to experience the festival is in the Festival Tent on the platform in George’s Dock. But because the yearly festival is soo popular, there are at times long queues due to severe admission restrictions (quantity of people) to the Festival Tent. Luckily around George’s Dock are more food and drink stalls so that you don’t HAVE to be in the Festival tent to enjoy the event. There are changes to the opening hours (much more restricted) and the admission system (admission charge on Friday and Saturday evening).

Admission is free apart from the evening slot on Friday and Saturday when admission costs EUR 10 and that includes a EUR 5 meal voucher. This is a big change from previous years when admission was always free, but a meal voucher had to be bought after 22:00. The (nonsensical!!) meal voucher system still applies from Sunday until Thursday after 22:00: If you want to buy beer after 22:00 you will have to have a wristband which you will only get if you have paid for a meal for EUR 6. This is allegedly due to licensing laws. Why nonsensical? Firstly because nobody checks if you actually ate the meal. Then nobody checks who you buy the beer for once you have a wristband and thirdly because no pub makes you buy a meal voucher.

www.oktoberfest-dublin.de/

Fingal Festival of History

12:45 – 16:30, Sat 30 Sep

Newbridge House & Farm, Donabate, Co. Dublin

The Fingal Festival of History will run from Fri 29 Sept until Sun 01 Oct in Newbridge House in Donabate. There will be talks, tours of Newbridge House, family-friendly history events and screenings of documentary about the Fingal Battalion in the 1916 Easter Rising.

All events are free and a full list can be found on the website below.

The events on Saturday are:

12:45-13:00 Introduction to Newbridge House – Ann Brophy
13:00-14:15 The 1916 Show – Michael Moylan
14:15-14:30 Tea / Coffee break
14:30-15:30 Embers of Empires – Hugh O’Donnell
15:30-16:30 Life in Newbridge House 1914 – 1918 – Cathal Dowd Smith

fingal.ie/community-and-leisure/libraries/what's-on/fingalfestivalofhistory/

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Sat 30 Sep

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/

Chester Beatty Library – Guided Tour

14:00, Sat 30 Sep

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

Eason Story Time for children

14:00, Sat 30 Sep

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/events/

Irish National War Memorial Gardens – Guided Tour

14:00, Sat 30 Sep

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

A free guided tour will take place at the National War Memorial at Islandbridge every Saturday at 14:00 from March until the end of October.

The tour will focus on World War I, in which so many Irishmen died. You will also hear about the main features of the gardens at this tour.

Meeting point is the car park at 14:00 (next to the Trinity College Boat Club). For further information and to check that it is taking place, contact 01-8155914 (Farmleigh House).

www.phoenixpark.ie/newsevents/title,36801,en.html

March for Choice – Protest

14:00 – 17:00, Sat 30 Sep

Garden of Remembrance, Parnell Square, Dublin 1

The 6th yearly March for Choice takes place this Saturday. It will start at 14:00 at the Garden of Remembrance at Parnell Square (Assembly from 13:30!) and will end at Merrion Square.

The route is down O’Connell Street, then turning left onto the quays, passing by Custom House, the crossing the bridge to the Southside, turning left again onto City Quay. Then up Lombard Street, to Westland Row, via Lincoln Place to Merrion Square.

At Merrion Square there will be a number of speeches. Organiser is the Abortion Rights Campaign.

www.abortionrightscampaign.ie/2017/07/18/time-to-act-6th-annual-march-for-choice/

Ger Fox Sailing / The Man Whom – Gig

21:00, Sat 30 Sep

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

Wexford Band “Ger Fox Sailing” and support band/performer “The Man Whom” will play a gig in Sin E.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1844484962532960

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Sat 30 Sep

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/

Soul Jackers – Gig

21:00, Sat 30 Sep

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

The Soul Jackers are in the Harbour Bar to play a Soul and Lounge gig.

Admission is free.

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

Orwells ’84 / Kelso – Gig

22:30, Sat 30 Sep

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Orwells ’84 and indie pop support band Kelso will play a gig in Whelan’s. Both are from Dundalk.

Admission is free before 22:30.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/midnight-hour-w-orwells-84-kelso/

The Cosmic Funk Band – Gig

23:00, Sat 30 Sep

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

The Cosmic Funk Band from Cork will be in the Bowery for a gig and admission is free before 23:00.

thebowery.ie/calander/

Woodsey – Gig

23:30, Sat 30 Sep

Porterhouse Temple Bar, 16-18 Parliament Street, Dublin 2

Porterhouse regulars Woodsey will play a gig this Saturday.

Admission is free.

theporterhouse.ie/bars-dublin-temple.php

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Car Boot Sales – Ballymun

08:00 – 13:00, Sun 01 Oct

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 01 Oct

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

Connexions – Creative & Digital City

10:00 – 16:30, Sun 01 Oct

Richmond Barracks, St. Michael’s Estate, Inchicore, Dublin 8

Connexions is a free two-day event which concentrates on digital technology, culture and education in France and Ireland. It is organised by the French Embassy and a whole range of other contributors and is for everyone interested in smart cities and our digital tomorrow.

There will be a Start-up Market, Roundtable Talks, Business Meetings and a Hackathon and the event will run from 10:00-16:30 on Saturday and until 14:00 on Sunday.

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

www.eventbrite.ie/e/connexions-tickets-37192410501?ref=devg

Farmleigh House Farmer’s Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 01 Oct

Farmleigh House, Castleknock end of Phoenix Park, Dublin 15

A Food and Craft Market is taking place again this Sunday at Farmleigh House.

Admission is free.

www.farmleigh.ie/events/Title,37635,en.html

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 01 Oct

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 01 Oct

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 01 Oct

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 01 Oct

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/

Sculpture in Context – Exhibition

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 01 Oct

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

Sculpture in Context is Ireland’s largest outdoor sculpture exhibition and it is a brilliant exhibition in the beautiful surroundings of the National Botanic Gardens. Some of Ireland’s best artists are showing new work and the sculptures are displayed throughout the gardens, ponds, Great Palm House and Curvilinear Range, with the smaller works exhibited in the in the gallery in the Visitors Centre.

The exhibition will be open form 07 Sept and will run until 20 October.

Admission is free and apart from seeing some very interesting sculptures, it is also fun to go on a “treasure hunt” for these sculptures which are sprinkled throughout the Botanic Gardens.

www.sculptureincontext.com/

Art, Bites, Crafts – Drumcondra Market

10:30 – 15:30, Sun 01 Oct

Arts and Business Campus, 40 Drumcondra Road Lower

The Drumcondra Village Market is now the “Art, Bites, Crafts Drumcondra Market”. And as you guessed it, it is an arts and crafts fair in the centre of Drumcondra. :-) There will also be some food and music.

The market is open on Saturday and Sunday from 10:30-15:30.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/abcdrumcondramarket

Children’s Art Cart – Workshop – Phoenix Park

11:00 – 12:30, Sun 01 Oct

Phoenix Park Visitor Centre, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

Every Sunday (with a few exceptions) an art workshop takes place for children from 6-11 years of age. Admission is free and children must be accompanied by an adult.

The themes for the workshop are:
24 September: Paint an Autumn Scene
01 October: Visit Pumpkins in the Walled Garden
08 October: Seed Collecting in Ashtown Demesne
15 October: Medieval Life

phoenixpark.ie/event/childrens-art-cart/?instance_id=15

Dublin Festival of History 2017

11:00, Sun 01 Oct

Dublin (various locations)

The Dublin Festival of History runs from 29 September until 14 October and is brought to you by Dublin’s Libraries and Dublin City. There are more than 90 events and all are free.

There is something wrong with the festival website website: I can’t reach it because my virus scanners block the site and report Malware on the site. The people running the site think all is harmless and it might be a false alarm. I will not risk it anymore and instead have now a PDF version of the programme and made it available via the Dublin Event Guide website so that you can use it as well if you want. The brochure can be downloaded here.

Some of the events in shot form:

SATURDAY 30 SEPTEMBER
+ 11:00 Martin Luther: Renegade and Prophet (Printworks at Dublin Castle)
+ 13:00 James Holland: The War in The West – The Allies Fight Back, 1941 – 1943 (Printworks at Dublin Castle)
+ 15:00 Janina Ramirez: The blending of Celtic and Anglo-Saxon Christianity (Printworks at Dublin Castle)
+ 17:00 The Darkening Age: The Christian Destruction of the Classical World (Printworks at Dublin Castle)
+ 19:00 Chris Patten: First Confession: A Sort of Memoir (Printworks)
————
SUNDAY 01 OCTOBER
+ 11:00 The Social History of Modern Ireland (Printworks at Dublin Castle)
+ 13:00 Dublin Festival of History Question Time (Printworks)
+ 15:00 The Last of the Tsars: Nicholas II and the Russian Revolution (Printworks)
+ 17:00 Lovers and Strangers: An Immigrant History of Post-War Britain (Printworks)
+ 19:00 Writing the History of 20th Century Europe
———–
In addition to these main talks in Printworks, there are a few other events on Saturday and Sunday and then during the week there are events every single day of the week in Dublin’s libraries and a few other venues.

Check out the full list of events in the PDF programme here.

Dun Laoghaire Market

11:00 – 16:00, Sun 01 Oct

People’s Park, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

A weekly market with lots of food, but also many other products (art & crafts, books, etc) takes place every Sunday in the beautiful People’s Park in Dun Laoghaire. It is a very popular market and with around 50 vendors also one of the bigger markets.

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

Jazz + Bluegrass for Brunch on Sundays

11:00, Sun 01 Oct

Kilkenny Shop, Nassau Street, Dublin 2

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

Admission is free.

www.kilkennyshop.com/restaurant-jazzsundays

Palestrina Choir

11:00, Sun 01 Oct

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

Pure Vintage Fair

11:00 – 17:30, Sun 01 Oct

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

The next Pure Vintage Fair will take place this week and it is what it says on the tin. A market/flea market for vintage items, which will take place on the first Sunday of every month. There will be vintage clothes, furniture, collectibles, jewellery and many more vintage items. Sounds interesting and with 30 stalls, it is well worth a visit. There will also be food, hot drinks and a DJ.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/purevintagefair01

The New Market Collective

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 01 Oct

Green Door Market, 18 Newmarket, Dublin 8

The New Market Collective is a warehouse market on the first Sunday of each month. You will find there Clothes, Accessories, Vintage, Home-Decor, Craft. Irish Design, Art, Vinyl Records, Jewellery, Food & Coffee and Live Music. There is also a Craft Corner.

Admission is free. At the same weekend the Pure Vintage Market takes place in the Food Co-op on the other side of Teelings Distillery, so you get two markets in the same place.

www.facebook.com/thenewmarketcollective

World Vegetarian Day Festival 2017

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 01 Oct

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

On World Vegetarian Day, a festival will take place in St. Andrews Research Centre. There will be a number of talks about Vegetarianism and Veganism and a Panel Discussion will happen at 15:45. A whole range of stands by interest groups and food suppliers will be in the main hall of the Resource Centre.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/496514934034802

Family Drop-in Creative Corner

11:30 – 13:30, Sun 01 Oct

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

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

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

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

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

This week’s theme is: Magnus Modus

www.nationalgallery.ie/drop-workshop-magnus-modus

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Sun 01 Oct

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

The National Gallery has an extensive programme of free talks, public tours and Art Documentary screenings every day of the week. Currently there is at least one free tour every day. Check their website for details. Some special events will be listed separately.

Admission to the gallery and to most events is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on

Arnotts Style Sessions

12:00 – 15:00, Sun 01 Oct

Arnott’s, Henry Street, Dublin 2

A number of Arnotts Style Session events take place this weekend:

+ 30 Sep: 12:00 – Pixi skincare masterclass with beauty and lifestyle consultant and skincare expert Caroline Hirons
+ 30 Sep: 14:00 – Meet fashion designer Millie Mackintosh
+ 30 Sep: 13:00+15:00 – Autumn/Winter Fashion Forecast with Image Editor Melanie Morris
+ 01 Oct: 12:00+14:00 – Sonia Deasy (Pestle and Mortar Founder) in conversation with Elizabeth Whelan

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

www.arnotts.ie/article/style-sessions-aw17/

Blackrock Market

12:00 – 17:30, Sun 01 Oct

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/

Fingal Festival of History

12:00 – 17:00, Sun 01 Oct

Newbridge House & Farm, Donabate, Co. Dublin

The Fingal Festival of History will run from Fri 29 Sept until Sun 01 Oct in Newbridge House in Donabate. There will be talks, tours of Newbridge House, family-friendly history events and screenings of documentary about the Fingal Battalion in the 1916 Easter Rising.

All events are free and a full list can be found on the website below.

The events on Sunday are:

12:00-12:15 Introduction to Newbridge House – Ann Brophy
12:15-13:00 The Kettles: An Interesting Fingal Family – Cathal Boland
13:00-13:20 Tea / Coffee break
13:20-14:20 Life in Newbridge House 1914 – 1918 – Cathal Dowd Smith
14:20-15:20 Tour of Newbridge House
15:20-16:50 Fingal’s Finest Screening

fingal.ie/community-and-leisure/libraries/what's-on/fingalfestivalofhistory/

Guided Walks – Botanic Gardens

12:00 – 15:30, Sun 01 Oct

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

Oktoberfest 2017

12:00 – 22:30, Sun 01 Oct

George’s Dock, IFSC, Dublin 1

The hugely popular Oktoberfest in Dublin takes place from 14 Sept – 01 Oct again. It is a German Beer Festival with Erdinger Weissbräu Beer (including alcohol-free wheat beer), lots of German Bavarian Food and authentic Bavarian music.

There are “Themed Nights” on Monday (“Industry”), on Tuesday (“Pink Tuesday” for the LGBT* community) and on Wednesday (“Whacky Wednesday”) and there is dodgy but authentic ;-) Bavarian Music every evening in the festival tent. The food is also authentic and delicious (at least for a German like me). The beer is not cheap but you expected that. 1 Litre costs EUR 12 and 0.5 Litre is EUR 6.50

Opening hours are Mon-Thu: 12:00-23:30, Fri+Sat: 12:00-16:30+17:30-23:30, Sun 12:00-22:30.

The best place to experience the festival is in the Festival Tent on the platform in George’s Dock. But because the yearly festival is soo popular, there are at times long queues due to severe admission restrictions (quantity of people) to the Festival Tent. Luckily around George’s Dock are more food and drink stalls so that you don’t HAVE to be in the Festival tent to enjoy the event. There are changes to the opening hours (much more restricted) and the admission system (admission charge on Friday and Saturday evening).

Admission is free apart from the evening slot on Friday and Saturday when admission costs EUR 10 and that includes a EUR 5 meal voucher. This is a big change from previous years when admission was always free, but a meal voucher had to be bought after 22:00. The (nonsensical!!) meal voucher system still applies from Sunday until Thursday after 22:00: If you want to buy beer after 22:00 you will have to have a wristband which you will only get if you have paid for a meal for EUR 6. This is allegedly due to licensing laws. Why nonsensical? Firstly because nobody checks if you actually ate the meal. Then nobody checks who you buy the beer for once you have a wristband and thirdly because no pub makes you buy a meal voucher.

www.oktoberfest-dublin.de/

Sunday at Noon – Classical Concerts

12:00 – 13:00, Sun 01 Oct

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 Aisling Kenny (soprano) and Ziv Braha (lute) with “Words to move and sighs to sing: Songs for voice and lute”. They will play music by John Danyel (1564–1626), John Dowland (1563–1626) and Thomas Campion (1567–1620).

www.hughlane.ie/past-sunday-concerts/1876-sundaysnoon-songs-for-voice-and-lute

Family Tour – National Gallery

12:30 – 13:15, Sun 01 Oct

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

This tour of the collection is specially for children and young people, but all ages are welcome to join.

Admission is free. Meet at the Merrion Square Information Desk.

www.nationalgallery.ie/family-tour-4

Mountjoy Square Family Fun Day

13:00 – 17:30, Sun 01 Oct

Mountjoy Square, Dublin 2

“The Last Picnic” is a Family Fun Day in Mountjoy Square Park. I don’t know if it is the last picnic before the renovation/transformation of the park or if it is the last picnic because with October here, it is getting colder and less “picnic-compatible”.

There will be music from the Dublin Concert Band, Artane Senior Band and the St. James Band, a Magic Corner with www.sillybilly.ie, an Inflatable Football Pitch and lots more.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1773659729310940/

The Ocean After Nature – Film Screening

13:30, Sun 01 Oct

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

“The Ocean After Nature” (2013, 112min) by Allan Sekula and Noel Burch (The Forgotten Space) looks at the Oceans of our Earth.

“Sea trade is sometimes regarded as a relic of an older and obsolete economy. However, this film suggests that the ocean has long been ignored as a space of capitalism and a reflection of ourselves.”

Admission is free and no booking required.

www.hughlane.ie/lectures/lectures-past/1870-screnningtoan3

Arbour Hill Cemetery Tour

14:00, Sun 01 Oct

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

Chinese Tea – Talk

14:00, Sun 01 Oct

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

At “Chinese Tea with Lei Xue” you will learn about Chinese tea culture, including methods of preparation and equipment. Lei will introduce the properties of varieties of tea and explain the brewing techniques.

Admission is free.

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

Dublin Sketchers – Sunday Meet-up

14:00, Sun 01 Oct

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 01 Oct

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 01 Oct

Café en Seine, Dawson Street, Dublin 2

Afternoon Jazz in Café en Seine. The Stella Bass Jazz Trio play every Sunday from 14:00-16:00 in Café en Seine in Dawson Street. Admission is free. A video is here www.youtube.com/watch?v=l8aKqtOB5S8

www.stellabass.com

Sunday Family Sketching – Hugh Lane Gallery

14:00 – 15:00, Sun 01 Oct

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

Sunday Sketching for the whole family takes place every Sunday in the Hugh Lane Gallery and admission is free.

Families are invited to explore and respond together the gallery’s collection and temporary exhibitions through discussion and drawing. Bring your own sketchbook along or use the drawing materials provided. There will be a different topic every week and all topics until 28 Jan are listed on the website below.

Admission is free and no booking required, although numbers may be limited. Suited for ages 6+.

www.hughlane.ie/childrens-workshops/forthcoming/1787-sunday-sketching-sept-jankidsclub

Chester Beatty Library – Guided Tour

15:00, Sun 01 Oct

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

Funeral of Thomas Ashe – Dublin Festival of History – Talk

15:00 – 16:00, Sun 01 Oct

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

Part of the Dublin Festival of History is the talk “Funeral of Thomas Ashe” with Dr. John Gibney. He will talk about the life of Thomas Ashe and the significance of his funeral, 100 years later.

Admission is free. Suitable for adults and children from 12 years of age.

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=3470

Museum Tour – National Print Museum

15:00 – 16:30, Sun 01 Oct

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

Unlike the three branches of the National Museum, the National Print Museum is normally not free, but every Sunday there is a free public tour for the next few weeks. Every visit begins with a short audio-visual presentation where the audience can observe active retired printers providing practical demonstrations of machines from the Museum’s collection.

www.nationalprintmuseum.ie/guided-tours.html

The making and mastery of Magnus Modus – Talk

15:00 – 15:45, Sun 01 Oct

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

“The making and mastery of Magnus Modus” is a talk by Joseph Walsh of Joseph Walsh Studio and Peter Flynn, Director of Consulting Engineers, ARUP about the creation of Magnus Modus, the specially commissioned sculpture for the Gallery’s new courtyard.

Admission is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/making-and-mastery-magnus-modus

The Sunday Melt Sessions – Gigs

15:00 – 21:00, Sun 01 Oct

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

The Sunday Melt Sessions in the Mezz is a whole afternoon of bands, acoustic acts, spoken word, DJs and more. The line up is available via the FB Event Page below.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/The-Sunday-Melt-Sessions-346120635802354/

Bal Folk – European Folk Dance Session

16:00 – 18:30, Sun 01 Oct

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

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

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

The event takes place every Sunday in the Cobblestone Pub.

www.facebook.com/events/914219135393413

Blues Got Soul – Gig

17:00 – 20:15, Sun 01 Oct

The International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

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

The New Breadwinners – Bluegrass Gig

18:00, Sun 01 Oct

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 01 Oct

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 01 Oct

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 01 Oct

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 01 Oct

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 01 Oct

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 01 Oct

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

Fiach Moriarty – Gig

21:00, Sun 01 Oct

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

Fiach Moriarty will play a gig in the Harbour Bar.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/theharbourbarbray

Rhythm Rocker

21:00, Sun 01 Oct

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 Night Before Larry Got Stretched – Singing Session

21:00 – 23:30, Sun 01 Oct

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

The Night Before Larry Got Stretched is a traditional singing session run by a collective of young singers with an emphasis on encouraging ‘young’ singers to come together to share songs. Guests this month at The Night Before Larry Got Stretched are brother and sister, Cormac and Aoife Dermody.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1949199122072445

The Jive Cats – Gig

22:00, Sun 01 Oct

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 01 Oct

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-3/

Monday 02 Oct

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Sculpture in Context – Exhibition

10:00 – 17:00, Mon 02 Oct

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

Sculpture in Context is Ireland’s largest outdoor sculpture exhibition and it is a brilliant exhibition in the beautiful surroundings of the National Botanic Gardens. Some of Ireland’s best artists are showing new work and the sculptures are displayed throughout the gardens, ponds, Great Palm House and Curvilinear Range, with the smaller works exhibited in the in the gallery in the Visitors Centre.

The exhibition will be open form 07 Sept and will run until 20 October.

Admission is free and apart from seeing some very interesting sculptures, it is also fun to go on a “treasure hunt” for these sculptures which are sprinkled throughout the Botanic Gardens.

www.sculptureincontext.com/

Dublin Festival of History 2017

11:00, Mon 02 Oct

Dublin (various locations)

The Dublin Festival of History runs from 29 September until 14 October and is brought to you by Dublin’s Libraries and Dublin City. There are more than 90 events and all are free.

There is something wrong with the festival website website: I can’t reach it because my virus scanners block the site and report Malware on the site. The people running the site think all is harmless and it might be a false alarm. I will not risk it anymore and instead have now a PDF version of the programme and made it available via the Dublin Event Guide website so that you can use it as well if you want. The brochure can be downloaded here.

Most of the events during the week take place in Dublin’s libraries and just a few other venues. There are talks evey weekday and the full list of events can be found in the PDF programme here.

Here are just a SMALL number of suggestions:

Mon 02 Oct 17:30 JFK and the summer of 1963: Civil rights, Cold War politics and an Irish homecoming (Raheny Library)
Mon 02 Oct 18:30 Language, Surveillance, and Memory-Making in WWI Fiction (Rathmines Library)
Tue 03 Oct 13:10 The October Revolution: Bolshevik dreams and Russian realities (Dublin City Hall)
Tue 03 Oct 18:30 Dissecting the archives of the Royal College of Surgeons (Pearse Street Library)
Wed 04 Oct 18:30 Policing Hong Kong – an Irish History: Irishmen in the Hong Kong Police Force 1864-1950 (Raheny Library)
Wed 04 Oct 18:30 Torpedoed: the Sinking of the S.S. Hare and S.S. Adela, December 1917 (Ringsend Library)
Thu 05 Oct 18:30 The GAA and the Irish Revolution (Donaghmeade Library)
Thu 05 Oct 18:30 The life of Rosa Luxembourg (Ballyfermot Library)
Fri 06 Oct 18:30 Resistance to authority in Ireland, 1917 –1918 (DCU St. Patrick’s Campus)

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Mon 02 Oct

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

The National Gallery has an extensive programme of free talks, public tours and Art Documentary screenings every day of the week. Currently there is at least one free tour every day. Check their website for details. Some special events will be listed separately.

Admission to the gallery and to most events is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Mon 02 Oct

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, Mon 02 Oct

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!

Trevor White (Author of Alfie) in conversation with Matt Cooper

13:15, Mon 02 Oct

Eason, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

Trevor White, the author of “Alfie, The Life and Times of Alfie Byrne” will be in Eason’s to talk to Matt Cooper about the book and Alfie Byrne, the former Mayor of Dublin.

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

ti.to/eason/eason-presents-trevor-white-in-conversation-with-matt-cooper

Ulysses – Abbey Theatre Preview

18:30, Mon 02 Oct

Abbey Theatre, 26 Lower Abbey Street, Dublin 1

The Abbey Theatre is home of “Ulysses” a new play from 03 October-28 October. It is Dermot Bolger’s adaptation of James Joyce’s book.

On 02 Oct, the Abbey is inviting to a preview and all tickets for the preview are free, but tickets will only be given out that evening in a first come first services basis. The play starts at 19:30, the tickets will be given out from 18:30, but the queue already starts at around or even before 16:30, so if you want to make it in, you HAVE to be very early.

www.facebook.com/events/481773468821556

Lisa Canny – Gig

19:30, Mon 02 Oct

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

Lisa Canny from Mayo will play a gig in the Bowery. The Bowery claims that the starting time is 17:00 but that is HIGHLY unlikely, I went for the arbitrary strating time of 19:30.

The event is part of the Bowery’s Oktoberfest and admission is free.

thebowery.ie/calander/

Table Top – Board Game Night

19:30, Mon 02 Oct

Token, 72-74 Queen Street, Smithfield, Dublin 7

Table Top At Token is Table Top Gaming/Board Gaming event. The organisers bring some boardgames for people to play but feel free to bring your own.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/808331872671753

Drunkard’s Hiccups – Old Time String Band Music

20:00, Mon 02 Oct

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 02 Oct

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 02 Oct

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 02 Oct

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 02 Oct

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

Donal Kirk & Anto Drennan – Gig

21:00, Mon 02 Oct

Leeson Lounge, 148 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4

Great news the great duo of Donal Kirk and Anto Drennan have found a new home. Originally they played a weekly gig in JJ Smyth’s until it closed and now they will perform in the Leeson Lounge and the same day as before.

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

Admission is free.

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

Jazz Jam Session – Grand Social

21:00, Mon 02 Oct

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

Ollie Moyles – Singer/Songwriter

21:00 – 23:00, Mon 02 Oct

McSorley’s Pub, 3-5 Sandford Rd, Ranelagh

Singer/Songwriter Ollie Moyles will play a gig in McSoreley’s.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/840813402753327

Short Film Evening

21:00, Mon 02 Oct

Ranelagh Arts Centre, 26 Ranelagh Road, Dublin 6

Howard Linnane is inviting to a short film evening on Monday in the Ranelagh Arts Centre, as part of the Ranelagh Arts Festival..

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1390039274457405

Trad Sessions

21:00 – 23:30, Mon 02 Oct

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 02 Oct

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

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

Admission is free.

sin-e.ie/events/thats-it-open-mic-5/

Tuesday 03 Oct

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Dublin Festival of History 2017

11:00, Tue 03 Oct

Dublin (various locations)

The Dublin Festival of History runs from 29 September until 14 October and is brought to you by Dublin’s Libraries and Dublin City. There are more than 90 events and all are free.

There is something wrong with the festival website website: I can’t reach it because my virus scanners block the site and report Malware on the site. The people running the site think all is harmless and it might be a false alarm. I will not risk it anymore and instead have now a PDF version of the programme and made it available via the Dublin Event Guide website so that you can use it as well if you want. The brochure can be downloaded here.

Most of the events during the week take place in Dublin’s libraries and just a few other venues. There are talks evey weekday and the full list of events can be found in the PDF programme here.

Here are just a SMALL number of suggestions:

Mon 02 Oct 17:30 JFK and the summer of 1963: Civil rights, Cold War politics and an Irish homecoming (Raheny Library)
Mon 02 Oct 18:30 Language, Surveillance, and Memory-Making in WWI Fiction (Rathmines Library)
Tue 03 Oct 13:10 The October Revolution: Bolshevik dreams and Russian realities (Dublin City Hall)
Tue 03 Oct 18:30 Dissecting the archives of the Royal College of Surgeons (Pearse Street Library)
Wed 04 Oct 18:30 Policing Hong Kong – an Irish History: Irishmen in the Hong Kong Police Force 1864-1950 (Raheny Library)
Wed 04 Oct 18:30 Torpedoed: the Sinking of the S.S. Hare and S.S. Adela, December 1917 (Ringsend Library)
Thu 05 Oct 18:30 The GAA and the Irish Revolution (Donaghmeade Library)
Thu 05 Oct 18:30 The life of Rosa Luxembourg (Ballyfermot Library)
Fri 06 Oct 18:30 Resistance to authority in Ireland, 1917 –1918 (DCU St. Patrick’s Campus)

Vintage Fair at University College Dublin

11:00 – 17:00, Tue 03 Oct

UCD Student Centre, UCD Campus, Belfield, Dublin 4

A Vintage clothes fair for UCD students is taking place on Tuesday.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1863849483942689

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Tue 03 Oct

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

The National Gallery has an extensive programme of free talks, public tours and Art Documentary screenings every day of the week. Currently there is at least one free tour every day. Check their website for details. Some special events will be listed separately.

Admission to the gallery and to most events is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on

Conversations on Art: Dementia-friendly tours

12:00, Tue 03 Oct

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

The Chester Beatty Library is running an interactive tour specially designed for people living with dementia and their loved ones. Take a break from the everyday and enjoy an afternoon of conversations on art and life in general. It will start with a relaxing tea or coffee in the Silk Road Café before wyou will go on a tour of the library’s collections.

Admission is free, but there are only 10 places and booking is required via Heidi Campbell on 01 4070766.

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

Military Manoeuvers – Art Talk

13:15 – 13:45, Tue 03 Oct

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

This is a free pop-up talk about Richard Thomas Moynan’s “Military Manoeuvres”, with Eimear Murphy.

Admission is free. Meet in front of the painting in Room 17.

www.nationalgallery.ie/military-manoeuvres

Writing Memoir & Family History – Talk

14:00 – 15:30, Tue 03 Oct

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

The talk “Writing Memoir & Family History” with Irene Graham (Book Writing Coach & author of The Memoir Writing Workbook).

If you are writing, or thinking of writing your memoirs and family history, ypu will get advise about writing your memoirs.

Admission is free, but booking is required via learning@nli.ie

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

Green Drinks Dublin – Ireland’s Groundwater

19:00, Tue 03 Oct

J.W. Sweetman, 2 Burgh Quay, Dublin 2

The Irish Wildlife Trust (IWT) continues to bring you Dublin Green Drinks on the first Tuesday of every month in J.W. Sweetman’s. Green Drinks is a monthly event in 711 cities around the world to bring people with an interest in green issues together.

The topic this month is “Ireland’s Groundwater”.

Alex Russell (PhD researcher at UCD) will give a general overview of the quality of groundwater in Ireland (natural water chemistry and geology) but also cover contemporary issues in regard to climate change etc. For example, in Ireland, up to 25% of drinking water supplies are sourced from groundwater, with a particular importance in rural areas where public supplies are often unavailable. However, in Ireland private wells remain unregulated for quality testing, potentially leading to significant unknown exposures to contaminated waters.

Meet up on the top floor of J.W. Sweetman’s. Doors open at 18:30 and the talk is at 19:00. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/pages/Green-Drinks-Dublin/73308564711

Harp, Poetry and Pipes: An evening of poetry and music

19:00, Tue 03 Oct

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

At “Harp, Poetry and Pipes: An evening of poetry and music” Harpist Kathleen Loughnane will perform newly arranged music from the Patrick O’Neill manuscript collection in the NLI, with Cormac Cannon on uileann pipes and Catriona Cannon on harp.
Poet Moya Cannon will read a number of poems as part of the performance.

“The repertoire for the evening will include the music of the harper composers such as the Connellan brothers and Turlough O’Carolan. However, the programme will primarily be made up of newly arranged music from the manuscripts of Patrick O’Neill (Pádraig O’Neill) of Owning, Co. Kilkenny (1765 -1832) which are part of the NLI’s manuscripts collection. The collection gives a window on the musical and cultural life of Tipperary during the late 18th Century.”

Admission is free.

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

The Dublin Language Exchange – Meetup

19:00, Tue 03 Oct

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/

Camden Comedy

20:00 – 22:30, Tue 03 Oct

Anseo, 18 Camden Street Lower, Dublin 2

Camden Comedy is a weekly comedy night on a Tuesday that I only found recently.

Every Tuesday they have a whole range of comedians and admission is free.

www.facebook.com/CamdenComedyDublin/

Dublin Bluegrass Collective – Gig

20:00, Tue 03 Oct

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

Ukulele Tuesday – Jam&Gig

20:00 – 23:30, Tue 03 Oct

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 03 Oct

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

Mark Olson (The Jayhawks) & Ingunn Ringvold

21:00, Tue 03 Oct

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

Mark Olson (The Jayhawks) & Ingunn Ringvold are playing Alternative Country/Americana at this gig in Bray.

Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/mark-olson-the-jayhawks-ingunn-ringvold

The Lounge Quintet – Jazz Gig

21:00, Tue 03 Oct

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 03 Oct

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 03 Oct

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 03 Oct

Woolshed Bar & Grill, Parnell Street, Dublin 1

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

Admission is free. Max team size is 6 people.

www.woolshedbaa.com

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Free Wednesday – Free Entrance to some OPW Heritage Sites

09:00, Wed 04 Oct

Various heritage locations in Dublin

For years, this event was one of the most popular monthly events with a HUGE amount of people taking part. But since July, it was more or less terminated for all of us in Dublin.

The Free Wednesday (currently) still continues outside of Dublin, but the interesting heritage sites in Dublin have been removed from the list. “Free Wednesday” is the first Wednesday every month when entry charges at some state-owned heritage sites are waived.

The sites are all owned by the state and managed by the Office of Public Works (OPW). Many OPW managed sites can already be visited for free (e.g. Farmleigh House, Phoenix Park, National Botanic Gardens, Pearse Museum, etc), but some sites that normally charge a fee will be free every first Wednesday as well.

Regrettably Kilmainham Gaol and Dublin Castle were removed from this great initiative and The Casino in Marino is still closed for an indefinite period of time, so the only site in Dublin that is still taking part (for another bit!?) is Rathfarnham Castle.

Outside but near to Dublin, you can visit
+ Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre at Newgrange
+ Glendalough Visitor Centre in Wicklow
free of charge. The full list of sites in Ireland is here.

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

www.heritageireland.ie/

Osteopathy during Breastfeeding + Play Therapy – Talk

10:30 – 12:00, Wed 04 Oct

The Littlejohn Centre, 122 Cromwellsfort Road, Walkinstown, Dublin 12

Liz O’Neill (Dr of Osteopathic Medicine + Play Therapist) will talk about how Osteopathy can support breastfeeding and about how to support siblings with the arrival of a new baby to the family.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1476703749112462

Creative Den Drawing Session – Rua Red

11:00, Wed 04 Oct

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/

Dublin Festival of History 2017

11:00, Wed 04 Oct

Dublin (various locations)

The Dublin Festival of History runs from 29 September until 14 October and is brought to you by Dublin’s Libraries and Dublin City. There are more than 90 events and all are free.

There is something wrong with the festival website website: I can’t reach it because my virus scanners block the site and report Malware on the site. The people running the site think all is harmless and it might be a false alarm. I will not risk it anymore and instead have now a PDF version of the programme and made it available via the Dublin Event Guide website so that you can use it as well if you want. The brochure can be downloaded here.

Most of the events during the week take place in Dublin’s libraries and just a few other venues. There are talks evey weekday and the full list of events can be found in the PDF programme here.

Here are just a SMALL number of suggestions:

Mon 02 Oct 17:30 JFK and the summer of 1963: Civil rights, Cold War politics and an Irish homecoming (Raheny Library)
Mon 02 Oct 18:30 Language, Surveillance, and Memory-Making in WWI Fiction (Rathmines Library)
Tue 03 Oct 13:10 The October Revolution: Bolshevik dreams and Russian realities (Dublin City Hall)
Tue 03 Oct 18:30 Dissecting the archives of the Royal College of Surgeons (Pearse Street Library)
Wed 04 Oct 18:30 Policing Hong Kong – an Irish History: Irishmen in the Hong Kong Police Force 1864-1950 (Raheny Library)
Wed 04 Oct 18:30 Torpedoed: the Sinking of the S.S. Hare and S.S. Adela, December 1917 (Ringsend Library)
Thu 05 Oct 18:30 The GAA and the Irish Revolution (Donaghmeade Library)
Thu 05 Oct 18:30 The life of Rosa Luxembourg (Ballyfermot Library)
Fri 06 Oct 18:30 Resistance to authority in Ireland, 1917 –1918 (DCU St. Patrick’s Campus)

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Wed 04 Oct

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

The National Gallery has an extensive programme of free talks, public tours and Art Documentary screenings every day of the week. Currently there is at least one free tour every day. Check their website for details. Some special events will be listed separately.

Admission to the gallery and to most events is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Wed 04 Oct

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/

Flies, what are they good for? – Lecture

13:00 – 14:00, Wed 04 Oct

National Museum, Kildare Street (Archaeology), Dublin 2

“Flies, what are they good for?” is a Natural History Museum, London, Case Study.

Dr Erica McAlister (Senior Curator at the Natural History Museum, London) will discuss her research about flies as a case study to illustrate the studies that the Natural History Museum, London undertakes with both dead and living specimens from the natural world.

Flies are the nuisance species of the planet – hated, demonised and blamed for the worst of human suffering. But Erica will explore is this really the case?

Admission is free, but booking is required via educationnh@museum.ie or 01 6486 316. Suitable for adults. The talk will be in the Kildare Room in the Museum of Archaeology on Kildare St.

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=3506

Low priced books with free delivery!

13:00, Wed 04 Oct

Dublin (various locations)

Free Delivery on all Books at the Book Depository

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

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

www.bookdepository.com?a_aid=dubevg

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

Havana International Language Exchange

16:30 – 19:30, Wed 04 Oct

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

Jervis Shopping Centre Student Lock-in

18:00 – 21:30, Wed 04 Oct

Jervis Shopping Centre, Henry Street, Dublin 1

Jervis Shopping Centre will run their yearly student lock-in event on Wednesday. There will be live music, entertainment, a free papmer zone, giveaways and – the main thing – lots of discounts in the shops in the shopping centre. And if that is not enough – student life seems to have improved a lot – there is also free car parking! ;-)

Admission is free, but pre-registration is required via the link on the facebook page below.

www.facebook.com/events/131081937539722

When Biomedical Living Tools Become Cultural Objects – Talk

18:30 – 19:30, Wed 04 Oct

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

In advance of the Science Gallery’s February 2018 exhibition FAKE which looks at everything from biomimicry to forged documents and scandals to substitutes, curator Oron Catts talks about the transformation of life forms that have been intentionally manipulated by humans into cultural objects.

“This talk will probe this point in time, when biology is becoming an engineering pursuit, life becomes a raw material, and the biotech industry is aiming to develop consumer products; capturing the public imaginary with fantastic stories of hope and horror ushered by the new biological age. In the context of the up and coming FAKE exhibition at Science Gallery Dublin, Oron will explore how the different social contracts of science, engineering, art and design are been exploited to generate different narratives of the new ecology of the made and the grown.”

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

dublin.sciencegallery.com/events/2017/09/whenbiomedicallivingtoolsbecomeculturalobjects

Dwarf Jar Wednesday Jazz

19:30 – 22:00, Wed 04 Oct

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/

Brand New Switcharoo – Roots Gig

20:00, Wed 04 Oct

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

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

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

Anseo Comedy Club

20:30, Wed 04 Oct

Anseo, 18 Camden Street Lower, Dublin 2

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

Admission is free, donations are welcome.

www.facebook.com/StandUpComedyClub

The Song Room (open mic)

20:30, Wed 04 Oct

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 04 Oct

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 04 Oct

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

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

www.dublinsessions.ie/gypsy.html

Los Paradiso – Gig

21:00, Wed 04 Oct

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 04 Oct

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/

Sketch Pistols – Gig

21:00, Wed 04 Oct

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

Punk Rock band “Sketch Pistols” will play a gig in Sin E.

Unfortunately, the Sin E doesn’t mention again if the gig is free or not.

sin-e.ie/events/the-sketch-pistols/

Trad Session

21:30, Wed 04 Oct

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

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

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Sculpture in Context – Exhibition

10:00 – 17:00, Thu 05 Oct

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

Sculpture in Context is Ireland’s largest outdoor sculpture exhibition and it is a brilliant exhibition in the beautiful surroundings of the National Botanic Gardens. Some of Ireland’s best artists are showing new work and the sculptures are displayed throughout the gardens, ponds, Great Palm House and Curvilinear Range, with the smaller works exhibited in the in the gallery in the Visitors Centre.

The exhibition will be open form 07 Sept and will run until 20 October.

Admission is free and apart from seeing some very interesting sculptures, it is also fun to go on a “treasure hunt” for these sculptures which are sprinkled throughout the Botanic Gardens.

www.sculptureincontext.com/

Dublin Festival of History 2017

11:00, Thu 05 Oct

Dublin (various locations)

The Dublin Festival of History runs from 29 September until 14 October and is brought to you by Dublin’s Libraries and Dublin City. There are more than 90 events and all are free.

There is something wrong with the festival website website: I can’t reach it because my virus scanners block the site and report Malware on the site. The people running the site think all is harmless and it might be a false alarm. I will not risk it anymore and instead have now a PDF version of the programme and made it available via the Dublin Event Guide website so that you can use it as well if you want. The brochure can be downloaded here.

Most of the events during the week take place in Dublin’s libraries and just a few other venues. There are talks evey weekday and the full list of events can be found in the PDF programme here.

Here are just a SMALL number of suggestions:

Mon 02 Oct 17:30 JFK and the summer of 1963: Civil rights, Cold War politics and an Irish homecoming (Raheny Library)
Mon 02 Oct 18:30 Language, Surveillance, and Memory-Making in WWI Fiction (Rathmines Library)
Tue 03 Oct 13:10 The October Revolution: Bolshevik dreams and Russian realities (Dublin City Hall)
Tue 03 Oct 18:30 Dissecting the archives of the Royal College of Surgeons (Pearse Street Library)
Wed 04 Oct 18:30 Policing Hong Kong – an Irish History: Irishmen in the Hong Kong Police Force 1864-1950 (Raheny Library)
Wed 04 Oct 18:30 Torpedoed: the Sinking of the S.S. Hare and S.S. Adela, December 1917 (Ringsend Library)
Thu 05 Oct 18:30 The GAA and the Irish Revolution (Donaghmeade Library)
Thu 05 Oct 18:30 The life of Rosa Luxembourg (Ballyfermot Library)
Fri 06 Oct 18:30 Resistance to authority in Ireland, 1917 –1918 (DCU St. Patrick’s Campus)

Grangegorman Military Cemetery – Tour

11:00, Thu 05 Oct

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 & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Thu 05 Oct

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

The National Gallery has an extensive programme of free talks, public tours and Art Documentary screenings every day of the week. Currently there is at least one free tour every day. Check their website for details. Some special events will be listed separately.

Admission to the gallery and to most events is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on

The Green Door Market

12:00 – 19:00, Thu 05 Oct

18 Newmarket, Dublin 8

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

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

www.facebook.com/thegreendoordublin

Yeats 2017: Public Tour of the Yeats Exhibition

14:00, Thu 05 Oct

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

This is a tour of the exhibition “Yeats: The Life and Works of William Butler Yeats” on the first Thursday of each month. The tour introduces William Butler Yeats (1865-1939) – one of the great poets of the twentieth century – and his many interests, including literature, folklore, theatre, politics, the occult, and Irish cultural identity. After the tour, you can listen to a selection of voices speaking some of his best loved poems, including Easter 1916.

Admission is free.

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

Little Museum of Dublin – Free Admission Thursday

18:00 – 20:00, Thu 05 Oct

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/

Domingo Notaro (Italian painter and sculptor) – Book Launch

18:15, Thu 05 Oct

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

The Italian painter, sculptor and poet Domingo Notaro is coming to Trinity College Dublin for the launch of his new book “From the Unreached Let Perception Radiate”. Giovanni Adorni Braccesi, Ambassador of Italy, will attend the event and it will be hosted by Cormac Ó Cuilleanáin and Enrica Maria Ferrara.

The event will be in English with readings in Italian and English.

Admission is free and there will be a wine reception.

Start or Grow your Business – Business Lectures

18:30 – 20:00, Thu 05 Oct

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

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

The next series will take place on Thursdays from 18:30-20:00 between 21 Sept and 26 October.

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

21 Sept: Becoming a Successful Entrepreneur – How You Can Create and Produce Ideas
28 Sept: Creating the best Business Plan for your Business
05 Oct: Market Research Skills – What You Need To Do To Be Successful
12 Oct: Managing your Online Presence – Having A Digital Plan To Help You Increase Sales
19 Oct: Financial Support and Grants for Entrepreneurs
26 Oct: Essential Supports and Services for Entrepreneurs – Who’s Out There To Help You

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

Tour for the hard of hearing – National Gallery

18:30 – 19:15, Thu 05 Oct

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

These free tours are for people who are hard of hearing or have hearing impairments. Listening devices will be utilised to increase enjoyment and engagement with the reopened gallery and the national collection.

Admission is free and booking is not required. Meet at the Merrion Square Information Desk.

www.nationalgallery.ie/tour-hard-hearing-0

New to Dublin? Dublin Expats Meeting

19:00, Thu 05 Oct

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday Night Board Gaming

19:00, Thu 05 Oct

Ryan’s, 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! More information can be found here: www.meetup.com/IrishGamesAssociation/

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/IGAGamesNights/

Crystal Skull Sessions Final – Gig

21:00, Thu 05 Oct

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

Crystal Skull Sessions is a band competition and the final will take place on Thursday. You, the audience, will vote the winner.

Admission is free and the line-up is on the Facebook Page below.

www.facebook.com/events/126007024813133

Live Music in the Harbour Bar

21:00, Thu 05 Oct

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

The Harbour Bar has live music every evening of the week and Thursday and Friday of this week will be no difference. However, they haven’t updated their website at the time of writing this, so you will have to check yourself who will be performing. Check it here: www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on

Singer Songwriter Night – Mother Reilly’s

21:00, Thu 05 Oct

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

Every Thursday a Singer Songwriter Night will take place in Mother Reilly’s in Rathmines. This is YOUR chance to show everyone what you can do, alternatively you can just listen to the talented Singer/Songwriters. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/motherreillysADMIN

The Luna Boys – Gig

21:00, Thu 05 Oct

Mercantile, 28 Dame Street, Dublin 2

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

Admission is free.

dublinsessions.ie/the-mercantile-hotel/

Brady’s Fun Pub Quiz

21:30, Thu 05 Oct

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 05 Oct

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 05 Oct

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 05 Oct

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 05 Oct

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 05 Oct

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/

Sideline Fire / Chinese Newspaper – Gig

22:30, Thu 05 Oct

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Indie Rock band Sideline Fire and garage rock band Chinese Newspaper will play a gig in Whelan’s.

Admission is free before 22:30.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/midnight-hour-w-sideline-fire/

Supertonic Sound Club

23:30, Thu 05 Oct

McSorley’s Pub, 3-5 Sandford Rd, Ranelagh

Supertonic Sound Club, a Soul/Funk/Ska/Reggae band will play a gig in Ranelagh.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/310611026077751

Supertonic Sound Club

23:30, Thu 05 Oct

McSorley’s Pub, 3-5 Sandford Rd, Ranelagh

Supertonic Sound Club, a Soul/Funk/Ska/Reggae band will play a gig in Ranelagh.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/310611026077751

Friday 06 Oct

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Magazine Fort – FOUR Guided Tours

10:00 – 16:30, Fri 06 Oct

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

Sculpture in Context – Exhibition

10:00 – 17:00, Fri 06 Oct

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

Sculpture in Context is Ireland’s largest outdoor sculpture exhibition and it is a brilliant exhibition in the beautiful surroundings of the National Botanic Gardens. Some of Ireland’s best artists are showing new work and the sculptures are displayed throughout the gardens, ponds, Great Palm House and Curvilinear Range, with the smaller works exhibited in the in the gallery in the Visitors Centre.

The exhibition will be open form 07 Sept and will run until 20 October.

Admission is free and apart from seeing some very interesting sculptures, it is also fun to go on a “treasure hunt” for these sculptures which are sprinkled throughout the Botanic Gardens.

www.sculptureincontext.com/

The Story of the Capital – Exhibition in Dublin City Hall

10:00 – 17:15, Fri 06 Oct

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

Dublin Festival of History 2017

11:00, Fri 06 Oct

Dublin (various locations)

The Dublin Festival of History runs from 29 September until 14 October and is brought to you by Dublin’s Libraries and Dublin City. There are more than 90 events and all are free.

There is something wrong with the festival website website: I can’t reach it because my virus scanners block the site and report Malware on the site. The people running the site think all is harmless and it might be a false alarm. I will not risk it anymore and instead have now a PDF version of the programme and made it available via the Dublin Event Guide website so that you can use it as well if you want. The brochure can be downloaded here.

Most of the events during the week take place in Dublin’s libraries and just a few other venues. There are talks evey weekday and the full list of events can be found in the PDF programme here.

Here are just a SMALL number of suggestions:

Mon 02 Oct 17:30 JFK and the summer of 1963: Civil rights, Cold War politics and an Irish homecoming (Raheny Library)
Mon 02 Oct 18:30 Language, Surveillance, and Memory-Making in WWI Fiction (Rathmines Library)
Tue 02 Oct 13:10 The October Revolution: Bolshevik dreams and Russian realities (Dublin City Hall)
Tue 02 Oct 18:30 Dissecting the archives of the Royal College of Surgeons (Pearse Street Library)
Wed 04 Oct 18:30 Policing Hong Kong – an Irish History: Irishmen in the Hong Kong Police Force 1864-1950 (Raheny Library)
Wed 04 Oct 18:30 Torpedoed: the Sinking of the S.S. Hare and S.S. Adela, December 1917 (Ringsend Library)
Thu 05 Oct 18:30 The GAA and the Irish Revolution (Donaghmeade Library)
Thu 05 Oct 18:30 The life of Rosa Luxembourg (Ballyfermot Library)
Fri 06 Oct 18:30 Resistance to authority in Ireland, 1917 –1918 (DCU St. Patrick’s Campus)

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Fri 06 Oct

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

The National Gallery has an extensive programme of free talks, public tours and Art Documentary screenings every day of the week. Currently there is at least one free tour every day. Check their website for details. Some special events will be listed separately.

Admission to the gallery and to most events is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on

The Green Door Market

12:00 – 19:00, Fri 06 Oct

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

Bringing Goya to Belfast: The Disasters of War at the Ulster Museum – Talk

13:10, Fri 06 Oct

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

Anne Stewart (Curator of Fine Art, National Museums Northern Ireland) will talk about “Bringing Goya to Belfast: The Disasters of War at the Ulster Museum”.

Admission is free.

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

Adieu Mères (Goodbye Mothers) – Film Screening

14:30, Fri 06 Oct

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

The film “Adieu Mères (Goodbye Mothers)” will be screened as part of the Dublin Arabic Film Festival 2017. It will be in Arabic/French with English subtitles.

Set in Casablanca, this tragic and poignant tale depicts the rise in tensions between the city’s Jewish and Muslim communities and divisions between families, relationships and friends. A thought-provoking and captivating drama, starring Rachid El Ouali. (2007, CLUB, 115min).

Admission is free and no booking required.

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

Armoury Tour – Dublin Festival of History

14:30 – 15:30, Fri 06 Oct

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

This is a special behind-the-scenes tour of the armoury, where the Museum’s arms collection is stored, with curator Lar Joye.

Admission is free, but booking is required via 01-6777444

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=3471

No Bones About It – Comedy Night

19:00, Fri 06 Oct

Generator Hostel, Smithfield Square, Dublin 7

A Comedy night called “No Bones about it” is taking place every Friday in the Generator Hostel and admission is free.

Find out more details and line-up on the Facebook page below.

www.facebook.com/nobonescomedy/

Cornucopia – Live Music

19:30 – 21:30, Fri 06 Oct

Cornucopia Café & Restaurant, 19/20 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

Cornucopia Café & Restaurant host live music three evenings a week (Thurs, Fri and Sat). The restaurant is a Wholefood & Vegetarian Restaurant and is open until 22:15.
+ Every second Thursday N.C Lawlor, a songwriter, session player and troubadour plays a mix of country, bluegrass & blues from 19:30-21:30.
+ Every Friday (19:30-21:30) Junshi Murakami plays Irish Harp.
+ Every Saturday (19:30-21:30) Nollaig Mann plays a collection of popular and jazz classics.

www.cornucopia.ie

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Fri 06 Oct

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/

Live Music in the Harbour Bar

21:00, Fri 06 Oct

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

The Harbour Bar has live music every evening of the week and Thursday and Friday of this week will be no difference. However, they haven’t updated their website at the time of writing this, so you will have to check yourself who will be performing. Check it here: www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on

Montauk Hotel / Safari / Death in the Sickroom – Gig

21:00, Fri 06 Oct

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

The New Love & Terror Cult present the following line-up on Friday

Montauk Hotel 22:45-23:45
Safari 21:45-22:30
Death In The Sickroom 20:45-21:30

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/158953541340934

The Bionic Rats – Gig

23:30, Fri 06 Oct

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

On the first Friday of every month the great Ska, Reggae and Rocksteady band “The Bionic Rats” will be in the Grand Social.

Admission is free.

www.thegrandsocial.ie/event/the-bionic-rats-8/

Events Coming Up

Dublin Mountains Partnership – Guided Walks

09+10+16+17 September

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

This month, the walks will be on 09+10+16+17 September.

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

Not free, but interesting nevertheless:

Dublin Theatre Festival: 28 Sept-15 Oct

Hard Working Class Heroes 2017: 29+30 Sept

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This is odd

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

Is This the End of Drinks Reception and Exhibition Openings?

I don’t drink much alcohol and because I usually drive, it is just to risky even to have a glass of wine, so it wouldn’t affect me personally much, but it is interesting to observe how confused and ambivalent the attitude to alcohol in our society is.

We know that it is not doing anything good, but it is completely normal to get access to alcohol. Things are different for other substances that could possibly even help suffering patients. An interestingly different approach between the two.

But alcohol challenges the politicians. On one hand, they would like to forbid it, on the other hand they are SERIOUSLY afraid to do so because they fear the negative consequences from the voters at the next elections.

So instead they tinker around with the rules. More and more stringent drink driving laws which drive Danny Healy-Rae crazy and other attempts to influence what happens in society, but the consequent step of a blanket ban will be avoided at all cost.

Now it looks like the next restriction could be free alcohol that you might get at your hair dresser. It seems that the “Irish Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (IACP)” and “Addiction Counsellors of Ireland” are asking the Health Minister to forbid free alcohol at a hair dresser. But if that will be forbidden, then all free alcohol, even at a drinks reception or at an exhibition opening will have to be forbidden. And if free alcohol will be forbidden, then there won’t be any glass of wine to welcome people aymore because the only other alternative would be to sell it and that is obviously illegal without a license.

Just forbid alcohol completely. That would be the only honest thing and then we (and politicians) have to deal with the consequences OR alternatively stop getting into a panic over the odd glass of free drink!

The Irish Independent reported it here.

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