Dublin Event Guide 541: Halloween, Stokerland, Bram Stoker Festival Live Music Trail, Dublin Flea Market, Macnas Parade

October 28th, 2017
DEG Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events)

No. 541 | 27 October 2017

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Hi all!

I am currently in Germany and just got the Dublin Event Guide finished. It is a busy week with Halloween and Bram Stoker Festival etc. but busy weeks are good weeks for us event enthusiasts, right? ;-) I had hoped to have it finished earlier, but that didn’t work as planned. It is still earlier than most weeks, so hopefully it will be ok.

Have a nice long weekend and I will “see” you next week. ;-)

But PLEASE don’t forget this! For October I still need to find EUR 70 and the EUR 240 bill for November is just days away. 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

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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 weekend I am away, but if I were in Dublin, I would go to the Stokerland Funfair, the Dublin Flea Market and the Macnas Parade. Ohh and I nearly forgot the Bram Stoker Festival Life Music Trail. There are also a number of other Halloween events throughout parts of Dublin (e.g. Sandymount, Ballymun, Finglas, Tallaght).

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Competitions

Release Your Voice – Singing Workshop – Ticket Competition

Sunday 12 November – 11:00-17:30
The Lab, Foley Street, Dublin 1

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

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

The fee for the full day of training is a very affordable EUR 60 and if you tell Joan at the time of booking that you found out about the course in the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events), you will even only pay EUR 55. – Book your place via 086-3844527 or via freeyourvoice@outlook.com now! (Please note: Joan’s mobile unfortunately got stolen, so for now only use the e-mail address, but hopefully she will have a phone again soon.)

And if you enter this competition, then one person will even get the ticket for free! But don’t wait until the competition is decided. Instead just go ahead and book with Joan and if you are the lucky winner and you have booked already, you will get your money back. The reason why I am suggesting to book NOW is because there are limited places available on the course!

To enter the competition send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with RELEASE YOUR VOICE in the subject line and with your name and mobile phone number in the body of the mail. Your mail has to be with me by 12:00 on Friday 03 November.

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Bram Stoker Festival

The Bram Stoker Festival is taking place from Saturday until Monday. There are a few free events and many non-free events and you can find out all details at www.bramstokerfestival.com/ The main free event are the Macnas Parade on Monday and the Stokerland Fun Fair on Saturday and Sunday.

Ryanair delays carry-on bag rule changes

Ryanair will change the rules for carry-on baggage significantly as I had reported before, but the rule change has now been postponed to 15 January instead of 01 November to give passengers “more time to familiarise themselves with the changes”.

From that day non-priority customers will only be allowed to bring one very small bag on board an will have to check the second piece of hand luggage in. However, that second piece will not cost anything (YET!).

Customer who paid for priority boarding will be allowed to bring two pieces of hand luggage (one big and one small) on board.

Check in baggage will cost less (EUR 25 instaed of EUR 35) and the checked baggage allowance will increase to 20kg.

RTE reports the delay for the rule changes here.

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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_wk43

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.

RDS Visual Art Awards Exhibition

25-30 October

RDS, Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

The RDS Visual Art Awards provides a platform for graduating artists as they transition from student into early professional career. It does this by curating an exhibition of some of the best visual art graduates each October and offers a prize fund of €27,000.

Five judges nominated by the RDS, Royal Hibernian Academy, Irish Museum of Modern Art and National Gallery of Ireland will select the artists for this exhibition, so you should expect to see them choose artists who will, in a few years, be exhibiting internationally or even representing Ireland at Biennales.

Details are here www.rds.ie/Ireland-s-Philanthropic-Society/Our-Work/Projects/RDS-Visual-Art-Awards-(1)

RE:VIEW – Group Photography Exhibition

25-30 Oct (10:00-17:00 / Sun 12:00-17:00) – Opening Night: 26 Oct 18:00-21:00

The Complex, 15 Little Green Street, Dublin 7

The works exhibited at this exhibition is from 15 recent graduates from the Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology and shows photography, video and film.

Artists are Laura Bateman, Elliott Browne-Clarke, David Dooley, Andrew Freeland, Irene Gaspari, Cristina Gismondi, Patricia Healy, Jonathan Ho, Esther Kane, Seán Laoide-Kemp, Sinead McCarthy, Richie Mooney, Jessica Skelton, Killian Walpole, Adrian Wojtas.

Admission is free.

Connemara Dreaming – Landscape Art by Eileen Meagher

26 October – 21 November

Gormley’s Fine Art, 27 South Frederick Street, Dublin 2

Gormley’s Fine Art are inviting to the exhibition “Connemara Dreaming” by landscape artist Eileen Meagher. The exhibition will be launched on 26 Oct with a wine reception and will then run until 21 Nov.

Admission is free. Find out more details via the link here
www.gormleys.ie/exhibition/information/eileen-meagher-connemara-dreamin/3581/

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.

Admission is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/

The Wild Apple Press – Letterpress Work by Jim Wilder

19 October – 26 November

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

The National Print Museum is inviting to their exhibition “The Wild Apple Press”.

The Wild Apple Press is an American private press, printing mostly stories and imprints about Ireland and by Irish writers. The Press grew out the ‘book arts’ program at the University of Alabama in the mid-1970s, initially printing broadsides and ephemera. All type is handset and printed letterpress by Irish-American printer Jim Wilder in his print shop in Bethesda, Maryland, USA.

Works from the Press have been included in collections at: Royal Irish Academy Library; National Library of Ireland; Russell Library, Maynooth University; Early Printed Books, Trinity College Dublin; Burns Library, Boston College; Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University; Catholic University of America; and Special Collections, University of Delaware.

The exhibition showcases contemporary fine printing and samples of the worldwide revival of letterpress printing.

Admission is free.

www.nationalprintmuseum.ie/

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Car Boot Sales – Tallaght

08:00 – 12:00, Sat 28 Oct

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/

Nutgrove Arts Festival 2017

09:00, Sat 28 Oct

Nutgrove Shopping Centre, Nutgrove Avenue, Dublin 14

The Nutgrove Arts Festival 2017 will run from 26 Oct – 04 Nov and all events are free. It will take place in the Nutgrove Shopping Centre and all events are listed on the website below. If Nutgrove is within reach from where you are, you should check the event list to see if something appeals to you.

www.nutgroveartsfest.ie/arts-festival

SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon Expo

09:00 – 19:00, Sat 28 Oct

RDS, Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

The “SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon Expo” is the collection point where all Dublin City Marathon race participants need to get their race bib, timing chip and goody bag. It will be on Friday (12:00-19:00) and Saturday (09:00-19:00) in the Main Hall of the RDS and there will be some race equipment/clothing/food suppliers exhibiting their products.

Admission is free. The list of exhibitors is here www.dublinmarathonexpo.com/exhibitors

Honest2Goodness Food Market

09:30 – 16:00, Sat 28 Oct

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 28 Oct

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 28 Oct

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 28 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

Belgard Weekend Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 28 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

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 28 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/

Marlay Park Market

10:00 – 16:00, Sat 28 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

Marsh’s Library Spooky Family Open Day

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 28 Oct

Marsh’s Library, St. Patrick’s Close, Dublin 8

Through the winter of 1866 Bram Stoker would sit reading in Marsh’s Library, studying books on religion, witchcraft and travel in Eastern Europe. Stoker became a regular reader in Marsh’s, visiting frequently during his studies at Trinity College.

And for the Bram Stoker Festival this year, the Marsh Library invites to a Spooky Family Open Day.

Admission is free.

www.bramstokerfestival.com/event/marshs-library-spooky-family-open-day/

Sandymount Halloween Pumpkin & Scarecrow Festival

10:00, Sat 28 Oct

Sandymount Green, Sandymount, Dublin 4

The Sandymount Halloween Pumpkin & Scarecrow Festival will take place in Sandymount Green from 27-21 October, but I wasn’t able to find a description what the festival will be about, so you will have to check it ou yourself. ;-)

Admission is free.

www.dublincity.ie/dublin-city-council%E2%80%99s-family-friendly-halloween-events

Temple Bar Markets

10:00 – 16:30, Sat 28 Oct

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 28 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 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 28 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

Blackrock Market

11:00 – 17:30, Sat 28 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 Saturdays and Bank Holidays: 11:00-17:30, and Sundays: 12:00-17:30.

www.blackrockmarket.com/

Creepy Crawl­y Halloween Event – IWT

11:00 – 13:00, Sat 28 Oct

Phoenix Park Visitor Centre, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

The Irish Wildlife Trust’s Kevin Delahunty will run a “Creepy-Crawly” Halloween event. Learn about the many fascinating miniature creatures all around us and their role in the ecosystem. The event is children friendly.

Admission is free. Meeting point is the Phoenix Park Visitor Centre.

www.iwt.ie/28-oct-creepy-crawly-halloween-event-dublin

Intercultural Tour in Arabic – Chester Beatty Library

11:00, Sat 28 Oct

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

An Intercultural Tour in Arabic Language with Community Ambassador Bayan Musallam will take place.

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

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

Intercultural Tour in Mandarin – Chester Beatty Library

11:00, Sat 28 Oct

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

An Intercultural Tour in Mandarin Language with Community Ambassador Vicky Wang will take place.

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

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

Stokerland – Family Fun Park

11:00 – 16:30, Sat 28 Oct

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

Stokerland, a pop-up Victorian fun park for families and the eternally young, will open its gothic gates on Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 of October in St. Patrick’s Park next to St. Patrick’s Cathedral.

There will be comedy shows from Punch Lion Kids Comedy Club, featuring Andrew Stanley, Damian Clark, Steve Cummins and Totally Wired; street theatre from Victorian undertakers Morbid & Sons and a Kids vs Adults-themed Sing Along Social. In addition rides and attractions and a food village, olde-worlde games, face-painting and more will be available.

Admission is free.

www.bramstokerfestival.com/event/stokerland-2/

Terenure Bushy Park Market

11:00 – 16:00, Sat 28 Oct

Bushy Park, Tempelogue Road, Terenure, Dublin 6W

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

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/bushyparkmarket

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Sat 28 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

Bram Stoker Festival Live Music Trail

12:00 – 17:00, Sat 28 Oct

Dublin (various locations)

Hard Working Class Heroes and First Music Contact are organising six weekends of “Dublin Live Music Trails” this year. The performances will be 20 minutes long and will be acoustic in all sorts of usual and unusual venues. SO it is feasible to see & hear ALL gigs because they are all in walking distance.

The next Music Trail weekend will take place on 28+29 October and the line-up and venues are listed below.

Admission is free.

Line up and schedule for Saturday is:

+´Visit Dublin Centre (Suffolk Street): 12:00 Curtis Walsh | 12:30 Molly Sterling
+ The Irish Whiskey Museum: 13:15 Ivan Nicolas | 13:45 Wastefellow
+ Wowburger (The Workman’s Club, Dublin): 14:30 Other Creatures | 15:00 Hvmmingbyrd
+ Oxfam, Georges Street: 16:00 Floor Staff | 16:30 Elm

———

The line-up for Sunday is:
+ Visit Dublin Centre: 12:00 Proper Micro NV | 12:30 Outsider
+ The Irish Whiskey Museum: 13:15 Maria Kelly | 13:45 Dammy Ari
+ Wowburger (The Workman’s Club) 14:30 Other Creatures | 15:00 THUMPER
+ Generator Hostel: 16:00 Paddy Hanna | 16:30 The Fontaines

Admission is free to all venues/gigs.

www.facebook.com/events/121809248486049

Dublin Library of Things

12:00 – 16:00, Sat 28 Oct

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

Every Thursday (17:30-19:30), Saturday (12:00-16:00) and Sunday (12:00-16:00) the Dublin Library of Things will be open at the Food Co-op during National Re-Use Month (October) and November.

A Library of Things is a place where people can borrow items needed only on an occasional basis, or that are too bulky or costly to own. By sharing these items it reduces the need for material production and consumption and allows people to free up space in their homes and try new hobbies without the need to buy new supplies.

The Library of Things will work on a membership basis. Anyone can join and then take out items for up to one week. Borrowing items will be free however there will be deposits on items relative to the value of the item. The Library of Things will also act as a drop off and collection point for WeShare members (www.weshare.ie/), an online community where people can list items that have to share, or things that they need.

The items in the Library of Things will all be doanted or loaned and therefore it depends on individuals and businesses what the library will have available. Ideal items are sewing machines, kitchen appliances, DIY tools, halloween costumes, craft materials, games and sports equipment and gardening equipment. If you have any useful items in good working order that you would like to loan or donate to the library of things, or have other suggestions or questions for us, contact them at dublinlibraryofthings@gmail.com. Volunteers are also needed to man the library.

www.facebook.com/events/162071731040108

Ha’penny Flea Market

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 28 Oct

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/

Halloween Party at Bushy Park Market

12:00 – 15:00, Sat 28 Oct

Bushy Park, Tempelogue Road, Terenure, Dublin 6W

This week is the last Bushy Park Market for 2017 and it will finish with a Halloween Party. There will be scary Witch Face Painters, Balloon Modelling, Spooky Halloween Stories and a Halloween Garden.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/310630232756915/

IN CASE OF EMERGENCY – Science Gallery Exhibition

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 28 Oct

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

The current exhibition in the Science Gallery is called “IN CASE OF EMERGENCY” and it will run from 12 October until 11 January. The exhibition looks at doomsday and emergency scenarios. How can we prepare for such a worst case situation? It is a very interesting exhibition that I recommend. Some exhibits need you to think/reflect a little, but that is a good thing! :-)

Exhibits are for example
+ 22 Doomsday Clocks that show how close we got to the end of the world in the period from 1945-2017
+ a series of drawings teaching basic skills for challenging situations
+ Pandemic Spreading patterns in a globalised world
+ Microbiome Ark (a small satellite that carries human microbiome on board to kickstart life on earth again after a disaster)
+ a selection of Manuals for Civilisation
The website below lists all exhibits and provides their explanation so that you can either before or after your visit check further details.

There is also a Situation Room where you can partake in a Catastrophe Citizen Assembly to decide on complex questions that could affect the survival of humanity. The Situation Room assembly will convene every hour. Check with the mediators how you can take part.

All Science Gallery exhibitions are suitable for ALL ages, even younger children will be able to take part/follow. For this exhibition, though, younger kids might need your help to understand some of the context.

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

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

Admission is free.

dublin.sciencegallery.com/icoe/

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Sat 28 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/

Spooktacular Halloween Event

13:00 – 16:00, Sat 28 Oct

The Square, Tallaght, Dublin 24

For the “Spooktacular Halloween Event”, the Haunted Pirate Ship will be docking at the Centre Mall on Level 2 of the Square in Tallaght. It is a Haunted Pirate Ship with pirates who have brought along Vampire Paddy Drac!!

There will be free Face Painting and Creepy Arts & Crafts.

www.facebook.com/events/1916991698569712

Chester Beatty Library – Guided Tour

14:00, Sat 28 Oct

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 28 Oct

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 28 Oct

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

Sacred Spells: Mummy Riddles – Drop-in activity

14:00 – 16:00, Sat 28 Oct

National Museum, Kildare Street (Archaeology), Dublin 2

At “Sacred Spells: Mummy Riddles” learn how the Ancient Egyptians prepared and protected themselves for the afterlife. Decode some curses and make your own sarcophagus to bring home.

Admission is free. Suitable for Families with kids ages 7+

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=3431

Dublin Sidewalk Astronomers – Star Gazing

20:00, Sat 28 Oct

Clontarf Bus Depot, Clontarf Road, Clontarf, Dublin 3

The Dublin Sidewalk Astronomers meet in Clontarf on the seafront car park, on Clontarf Road, opposite the Clontarf Bus Depot for a public star-gazing. Members bring along their telescopes and share the wonders of the night-sky with you. Admission is free.

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

www.irishastrosoc.org/events/events.htm

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Sat 28 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/

RSAG – Off The Record Gig

21:00, Sat 28 Oct

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

Off the record is a series of gigs where the audience will only find out who will play the gig about 3 days before.

On Sunday RSAG will be the “mystery band”.

Admission is free, but booking seems to be requried via the link below.

www.eventbrite.ie/e/off-the-record-halloween-launch-tickets-38506759755?ref=devg

The Revellions – Gig

21:00, Sat 28 Oct

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

The Revellions will play Psychedelic Rock and Roll at this gig in Bray.

Admission is free.

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

Red Hot Copy Peppers – Gig

22:00, Sat 28 Oct

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

The Red Hot Copy Peppers, a Red Hot Chilli Peppers Tribute Band, are playing at the Halloween party in the Mezz.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/798711337002633

No More Questions / Sylk – Gig

22:30, Sat 28 Oct

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

2-piece electronic band “No More Questions” and electronic duo “Sylk” will play a gig in Whelan’s Midnight Hour.

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

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/no-more-questions/

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Car Boot Sales – Ballymun

08:00 – 13:00, Sun 29 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

Summertime to Wintertime – Clock Change

08:00, Sun 29 Oct

Dublin (various locations)

The Summertime to Wintertime change happens on Saturday night and it is a good idea to check on Sunday morning if your clocks show the right time or adjust them. Smart phones aresmart enough to do it themselves, but check if they did! Your analogue clocks obviously need your help.

To check what the correct time is, go to Google and type in “Time Now” and you will find out.

Dublin City Marathon 2017

09:00, Sun 29 Oct

Dublin (various locations)

The Dublin City Marathon is a yearly event that for many years took place on the bank holiday Monday but is now moved to the Sunday of the October bank holiday weekend. There will be approx. 40,000 (!!!) participants and it is a massive operation to get everything running as smooth as it does year after year.

The event is not free and registration has closed a long time ago because it was full so soon, but the free part is that you can support and cheer on the runners either along the route or at the start or finish line…and many do that every year. The start is at Fitzwilliam Square and the finish is at Merrion Square and the course route takes the runners all over Dublin and you can find the map via this site here. The race will start at 09:00 and because some participants will run and others will jog and others again will walk, it will continue for many hours.

Please note that there will be partial and total road closures throughout Dublin and give yourself additional time if you need to drive somehwere.

sseairtricitydublinmarathon.ie/

Nutgrove Arts Festival 2017

09:00, Sun 29 Oct

Nutgrove Shopping Centre, Nutgrove Avenue, Dublin 14

The Nutgrove Arts Festival 2017 will run from 26 Oct – 04 Nov and all events are free. It will take place in the Nutgrove Shopping Centre and all events are listed on the website below. If Nutgrove is within reach from where you are, you should check the event list to see if something appeals to you.

www.nutgroveartsfest.ie/arts-festival

Belgard Weekend Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 29 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

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 29 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

Marlay Park Market

10:00 – 16:00, Sun 29 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 29 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/

Sandymount Halloween Pumpkin & Scarecrow Festival

10:00, Sun 29 Oct

Sandymount Green, Sandymount, Dublin 4

The Sandymount Halloween Pumpkin & Scarecrow Festival will take place in Sandymount Green from 27-21 October, but I wasn’t able to find a description what the festival will be about, so you will have to check it ou yourself. ;-)

Admission is free.

www.dublincity.ie/dublin-city-council%E2%80%99s-family-friendly-halloween-events

Art, Bites, Crafts – Drumcondra Market

10:30 – 15:30, Sun 29 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

Bray Beach Halloween Market

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 29 Oct

Jim Doyle’s Pub, Strand Road, Bray, Co. Wicklow

A Halloween Market will take place in Bray. There will be food, frink, crafts and vintage.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/BrayBeachFleaMarket

Dublin Flea Market

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 29 Oct

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

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

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

This is not yet the big Christmas Flea Market (on 10+11 Dec), but without a doubt a lot of traders will sell Christmas related items.

Admission is free.

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

Dun Laoghaire Market

11:00 – 16:00, Sun 29 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 – 16:30, Sun 29 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 29 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

Stokerland – Family Fun Park

11:00 – 16:30, Sun 29 Oct

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

Stokerland, a pop-up Victorian fun park for families and the eternally young, will open its gothic gates on Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 of October in St. Patrick’s Park next to St. Patrick’s Cathedral.

There will be comedy shows from Punch Lion Kids Comedy Club, featuring Andrew Stanley, Damian Clark, Steve Cummins and Totally Wired; street theatre from Victorian undertakers Morbid & Sons and a Kids vs Adults-themed Sing Along Social. In addition rides and attractions and a food village, olde-worlde games, face-painting and more will be available.

Admission is free.

www.bramstokerfestival.com/event/stokerland-2/

Halloween Drop-in Family Session

11:30 – 13:00, Sun 29 Oct

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

Artist Tarsila Krüse will lead a Sunday drop-in workshop in the Atrium.

Families will be encouraged to doodle and draw different monster characters – both those hidden and in plain sight in the gallery collection, and those found only in the imagination. Tarsila will talk about mythical beasts and monsters and offer suggestions and ideas for the monster parts.

This is a drop in event suitable for children of all ages. Admission is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/halloween-drop-family-session

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Sun 29 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

Blackrock Market

12:00 – 17:30, Sun 29 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/

Bram Stoker Festival Live Music Trail

12:00 – 17:00, Sun 29 Oct

Dublin (various locations)

Hard Working Class Heroes and First Music Contact are organising six weekends of “Dublin Live Music Trails” this year. The performances will be 20 minutes long and will be acoustic in all sorts of usual and unusual venues. SO it is feasible to see & hear ALL gigs because they are all in walking distance.

The next Music Trail weekend will take place on 28+29 October and the line-up and venues are listed below.

Admission is free.

Line up and schedule for Saturday is:

+´Visit Dublin Centre (Suffolk Street): 12:00 Curtis Walsh | 12:30 Molly Sterling
+ The Irish Whiskey Museum: 13:15 Ivan Nicolas | 13:45 Wastefellow
+ Wowburger (The Workman’s Club, Dublin): 14:30 Other Creatures | 15:00 Hvmmingbyrd
+ Oxfam, Georges Street: 16:00 Floor Staff | 16:30 Elm

———

The line-up for Sunday is:
+ Visit Dublin Centre: 12:00 Proper Micro NV | 12:30 Outsider
+ The Irish Whiskey Museum: 13:15 Maria Kelly | 13:45 Dammy Ari
+ Wowburger (The Workman’s Club) 14:30 Other Creatures | 15:00 THUMPER
+ Generator Hostel: 16:00 Paddy Hanna | 16:30 The Fontaines

Admission is free to all venues/gigs.

www.facebook.com/events/121809248486049

Dublin Library of Things

12:00 – 16:00, Sun 29 Oct

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

Every Thursday (17:30-19:30), Saturday (12:00-16:00) and Sunday (12:00-16:00) the Dublin Library of Things will be open at the Food Co-op during National Re-Use Month (October) and November.

A Library of Things is a place where people can borrow items needed only on an occasional basis, or that are too bulky or costly to own. By sharing these items it reduces the need for material production and consumption and allows people to free up space in their homes and try new hobbies without the need to buy new supplies.

The Library of Things will work on a membership basis. Anyone can join and then take out items for up to one week. Borrowing items will be free however there will be deposits on items relative to the value of the item. The Library of Things will also act as a drop off and collection point for WeShare members (www.weshare.ie/), an online community where people can list items that have to share, or things that they need.

The items in the Library of Things will all be doanted or loaned and therefore it depends on individuals and businesses what the library will have available. Ideal items are sewing machines, kitchen appliances, DIY tools, halloween costumes, craft materials, games and sports equipment and gardening equipment. If you have any useful items in good working order that you would like to loan or donate to the library of things, or have other suggestions or questions for us, contact them at dublinlibraryofthings@gmail.com. Volunteers are also needed to man the library.

www.facebook.com/events/162071731040108

Guided Walks – Botanic Gardens

12:00 – 15:30, Sun 29 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

IN CASE OF EMERGENCY – Science Gallery Exhibition

12:00 – 18:00, Sun 29 Oct

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

The current exhibition in the Science Gallery is called “IN CASE OF EMERGENCY” and it will run from 12 October until 11 January. The exhibition looks at doomsday and emergency scenarios. How can we prepare for such a worst case situation? It is a very interesting exhibition that I recommend. Some exhibits need you to think/reflect a little, but that is a good thing! :-)

Exhibits are for example
+ 22 Doomsday Clocks that show how close we got to the end of the world in the period from 1945-2017
+ a series of drawings teaching basic skills for challenging situations
+ Pandemic Spreading patterns in a globalised world
+ Microbiome Ark (a small satellite that carries human microbiome on board to kickstart life on earth again after a disaster)
+ a selection of Manuals for Civilisation
The website below lists all exhibits and provides their explanation so that you can either before or after your visit check further details.

There is also a Situation Room where you can partake in a Catastrophe Citizen Assembly to decide on complex questions that could affect the survival of humanity. The Situation Room assembly will convene every hour. Check with the mediators how you can take part.

All Science Gallery exhibitions are suitable for ALL ages, even younger children will be able to take part/follow. For this exhibition, though, younger kids might need your help to understand some of the context.

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

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

Admission is free.

dublin.sciencegallery.com/icoe/

Sunday at Noon – Classical Concerts

12:00 – 13:00, Sun 29 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 Miriam Roycroft cello and Lance Coburn piano performing works from Martinu and Oskar Nedbal.

www.hughlane.ie/past-sunday-concerts/1879-sundaysnoon-martinu

Endless Dreams and Water Between – Film Screening

13:30, Sun 29 Oct

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

The film “Endless Dreams and Water Between” (2009, 71min) will be screened. The film explores how islands shape our understanding of place in the world through conceptual, spatial, and historical positioning.

Admission is free.

www.hughlane.ie/lectures/lectures-past/1882-screnningtoan2

Puppet Theatre – Phoenix Park Visitor Centre

13:30 – 16:00, Sun 29 Oct

Phoenix Park Visitor Centre, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

The Moon and Sixpence, Ireland’s travelling Marionette theatre company will perform a puppet show at 13:30 and at 15:00.

Admission is free, but places are limited.

phoenixpark.ie/event/puppet-theatre/?instance_id=21

Arbour Hill Cemetery Tour

14:00, Sun 29 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

Dublin Sketchers – Sunday Meet-up

14:00, Sun 29 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 29 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 29 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 29 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

Proclaiming a Republic: The 1916 Rising – Tour

14:30, Sun 29 Oct

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

This is a family friendly tour of “Proclaiming a Republic: The 1916 Rising” exhibition. Explore some of the highlights of the Museum’s extensive Easter Week collection. It is, however, not exactly clear when the tour starts. The website below mentions THREE different times: 14:30/15:00/15:30. Please ring 01 6777444 to check.

Admission is free and places will be allocated on a first-come first served basis 15 minutes before the tour starts. Suitable for Adults & Children 7+

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=3490

Chester Beatty Library – Guided Tour

15:00, Sun 29 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

Frederic William Burton: For the Love of Art – Art Talk

15:00 – 16:00, Sun 29 Oct

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

This is a talk in the Lecture Theatre about the exhibition “Frederic William Burton: For the Love of Art” with the exhibition curator Dr Marie Bourke.

Admission is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/talk-frederic-william-burton-love-art

Bal Folk – European Folk Dance Session

16:00 – 18:30, Sun 29 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.

The event takes place every Sunday in the Cobblestone Pub.

www.facebook.com/events/680447625473924

Blues Got Soul – Gig

17:00 – 20:15, Sun 29 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 High Leeson – Bluegrass Gig

18:00, Sun 29 Oct

Leeson Lounge, 148 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4

The High Leeson is a Bluegrass band that plays 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 29 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 29 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 29 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

Apollo Sessions

20:30, Sun 29 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

Workman’s Bank Holiday Party

20:30, Sun 29 Oct

Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

Every Bank Holiday Sunday the Workman’s Club are running a Bank Holiday Party with live bands and other entertainment. This Sunday the live line-up is

The Clockworks / Safari / James McGovern

After the live bands there will be the weekly Sunday Karaoke Club and plenty of DJs.

Admission is free.

theworkmansclub.com/events/the-workmans-club-presents-the-bank-holiday-sunday/

20 Seconds of Panic – Gig

21:00, Sun 29 Oct

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

20 Seconds of Panic are playing a gig in the Mezz.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/mezzdublin/

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 00:00, Sun 29 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

Rhythm Rocker

21:00, Sun 29 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

Syd Arthur & Dave Griffin – Gig

21:00, Sun 29 Oct

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

Syd Arthur & Dave Griffin will play harmonic psychadelica on Bank Holidat Sunday.

Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/syd-arthur-dave-griffin

The Jive Cats – Gig

22:00, Sun 29 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/

2 Stroke String Sessions – Gig

22:30, Sun 29 Oct

Bottler’s Bank, Terenure Road East, Rathgar, Dublin 6

The 2 Stroke String Sessions are playing oldtime fiddle and banjo tunes and Appalachian mountain tunes.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/2strokestringsessions

Monday 30 Oct

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Bank Holiday Monday

09:00, Mon 30 Oct

Dublin (various locations)

This is the last bank holiday before Christmas! A somehwat surprising thing about bank holidays in Ireland is that the number of events often doesn’t increase in a bank holiday but instead decreases (because a few regular events might not take place). It seems that event organisers either are afraid that they won’t find a big enough audience on a long weekend OR they need some time off themselves. :-)

All shops are open – if that is your alternative “occupation” to free events – public transport is usually on a Sunday schedule, but if you drive do NOT use the bus lanes, they are NOT on a Sunday schedule. An interesting aspect is that Pay&Display parrking in Dublin City will NOT be enforced on bank holidays.

Nutgrove Arts Festival 2017

09:00, Mon 30 Oct

Nutgrove Shopping Centre, Nutgrove Avenue, Dublin 14

The Nutgrove Arts Festival 2017 will run from 26 Oct – 04 Nov and all events are free. It will take place in the Nutgrove Shopping Centre and all events are listed on the website below. If Nutgrove is within reach from where you are, you should check the event list to see if something appeals to you.

www.nutgroveartsfest.ie/arts-festival

Magical Plants – Children’s Event

11:20, Mon 30 Oct

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

The Children’s event “Magical Plants” will take place on Mon (30 Oct) and Tues (31 Oct) at 11:20+11:50+12:20 each day.

“It’s all about Magical Plants this Halloween in our witch’s garden. Join the coven to find out more about using garlic to ward off vampires, plants for potions and spells, poisonous plants to murder your evil enemies and even some rarely seen invisible plants. Come and see just how spooky plants can really get.”

Admission is free.

www.botanicgardens.ie/news/events.htm#30Oct

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Mon 30 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 30 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/

Halloween Tales & Mischief – Ashtown Castle

13:00, Mon 30 Oct

Phoenix Park Visitor Centre, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

Halloween Storytelling will take place in Ashtown Castle next to the Phoenix Park Visitor Centre (where you will get the free tickets).

Admission is free.

phoenixpark.ie/event/halloween-tales/?instance_id=52

Support the Dublin Event Guide – Buy your books here!

13:00, Mon 30 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!

Dracula’s Disco for kids (5+)

14:00 – 16:00, Mon 30 Oct

Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Dracula’s Disco is an outdoor family music and dance party for families with kids from Age 5.

Come in costumes. Admission is free on first come, first served basis.

www.bramstokerfestival.com/event/draculas-disco-2/

Pumpkin Carving

15:00, Mon 30 Oct

Phoenix Park Visitor Centre, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

A Pumpkin Carving event will take place in the Phoenix Park Visitor Centre.

Admission is free.

phoenixpark.ie/event/pumpkin-carving/?instance_id=54

Macnas Halloween Parade

17:30, Mon 30 Oct

Dublin (various locations)

Macnas is a great company from Galway that creates super sized fantasy creatures for parades and public displays and they are bringing their parade “Memory Song” to Dublin, a night time ballad populated with strange visions and ancient magic. – the last waltz of light with shadow. Echoes and flickers of light appear and disappear.

The parade will assemble at 17:30 in Moore Street and start at 18:00. The route is Moore St, Henry St, Mary Street, Capel St, Little Britain St, Halston St, Mary’s Lane.

Viewing is free and you are invited to line the streets, but be prepared for a large crowd of people.

www.bramstokerfestival.com/event/macnas-memory-song/

Table Top – Board Game Night

18:30, Mon 30 Oct

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

Girls Get Gaming will run a Board Games night in Token. You can bring your own game or play one of the many that they will have available.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1957812031106302

Drunkard’s Hiccups – Old Time String Band Music

20:00, Mon 30 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 30 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 30 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 30 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 30 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 30 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 30 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

Mark Olson (The Jayhawks) & Ingunn Ringvold – Gig

21:00, Mon 30 Oct

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

Mark Olson (The Jayhawks) & Ingunn Ringvold will play Alternative Country/Americana at this gig in the Harbour Bar.

Admission is free.

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

Trad Sessions

21:00 – 23:30, Mon 30 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/

Tuesday 31 Oct

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Halloween

08:00, Tue 31 Oct

Dublin (various locations)

Today is Halloween, which was originally a Celtic Harvest Festival and is the Gaelic Samhain festival. The word Halloween comes from the contraction of “All Hallows’ Evening” because All Hallows is on 01 November. Because of that contraction some people prefer to write it as “Hallowe’en” (The ‘ is not a misplaced accent, but represents the missing letters in “evening”).

Halloween in Ireland is nowadays a festival for grown ups to dress up (like mardi gras/carnival in other countries) and for kids the dressing up is made even better by the amount of sweets that they can get when they are going around the houses on their “Trick or Treat” loot. If unexpectedly your doorbell rings on Tuesday evening, it is most likely a bunch of kids offering you the deal to either give them treats (sweets) or they will play a “trick” on you. Most people stay on the safe side and buy a “trick” free life with some handfulls of sweets. :-)

At Halloween the boundary between our world and the Otherworld is seen as very thin and therefore costumes will be used to scare the ghosts away.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halloween

Nutgrove Arts Festival 2017

09:00, Tue 31 Oct

Nutgrove Shopping Centre, Nutgrove Avenue, Dublin 14

The Nutgrove Arts Festival 2017 will run from 26 Oct – 04 Nov and all events are free. It will take place in the Nutgrove Shopping Centre and all events are listed on the website below. If Nutgrove is within reach from where you are, you should check the event list to see if something appeals to you.

www.nutgroveartsfest.ie/arts-festival

Wooden One Octave Organ For Young Technologists – Workshop

10:30 – 12:00, Tue 31 Oct

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

The Family Workshop WOOFYT (Wooden One Octave Organ For Young Technologists) will take place in St. Patrick’s Cathedral

Come to this musical workshop in the magnificent surroundings of Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, where participants will take a look at the science behind the organ, before getting the chance to create some music of their own, using our wonderful WOOFYT (Wooden One Octave Organ For Young Technologists).

Parents/guardians must remain present throughout the session but do not need to book a ticket for themselves.

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

www.stpatrickscathedral.ie/event/family-workshop-woofyt/

Magical Plants – Children’s Event

11:20, Tue 31 Oct

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

The Children’s event “Magical Plants” will take place on Mon (30 Oct) and Tues (31 Oct) at 11:20+11:50+12:20 each day.

“It’s all about Magical Plants this Halloween in our witch’s garden. Join the coven to find out more about using garlic to ward off vampires, plants for potions and spells, poisonous plants to murder your evil enemies and even some rarely seen invisible plants. Come and see just how spooky plants can really get.”

Admission is free.

www.botanicgardens.ie/news/events.htm#30Oct

Family Friendly Scavenger Hunt – St. Patrick’s Cathedral

11:30 – 12:30, Tue 31 Oct

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

Explore the magnificent Saint Patrick’s Cathedral through this fun family friendly scavenger hunt. Parents/guardians must remain present throughout.

Admission is free, but booking is required.

stpatrickscathedral.digitickets.co.uk/category/5982

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Tue 31 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

Valhalla’ween: Viking Raven Masks – Drop-in Workshop

11:30 – 13:30, Tue 31 Oct

National Museum, Kildare Street (Archaeology), Dublin 2

In Norse mythology, Huginn and Muninn are a pair of ravens that fly all over the world and bring back information for the Viking god Odin. Discover more about the beliefs of the Vikings and their celebrations at this time of year and make your own spooky raven mask to take home. Halloween costumes welcome.

Admission is free. Suitable for Families with kids aged 8+

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=3432

Ireland and The Russian Revolutions – City Hall Lunchtime Talks

13:00 – 14:00, Tue 31 Oct

City Hall, Dame Street, Dublin 2

A series of lunchtime talks about the Russian Revolution in 1917 will take place in Dublin City Hall. Admission is free and no booking required, but there are only 130 seats. Doors open at 12:30. Bring your own headphones for enhanced sound.

The talks are:
+ 03 Oct: The October Revolution: Bolshevik Dreams and Russian Realities by Dr Judith Devlin, Dept. of History, UCD
+ 10 Oct: Ireland responds to the Russian Revolution: Backing the Bolsheviks by Donal Fallon, Historian, Dublin City Council
+ 17 Oct: Red Scares and Rebels: Ireland and Communism 1917-1937 by Dr Brian Hanley, Author and Historian
+ 24 Oct: The Czarist Crown Jewels and the Irish State by Dr Michael Quinn, Author and Historian
+ 31 Oct: The Russian Revolutions: Cultural reactions in Ireland by Prof Justin Doherty, Dept. of Russian, TCD

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

Portrait of Alessandro Farnese – Art Talk

13:15 – 13:45, Tue 31 Oct

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

This is a pop-up talk by Gráinne Finn about Sofonisba Anguissola’s “Portrait of Prince Alessandro Farnese”.

Meet in front of the painting in Room 28 and admission is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/pop-talk-portrait-alessandro-farnese

Spooky Stories – Storytelling for families

14:30 – 15:30, Tue 31 Oct

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

Join storyteller Philip Byrne for some spooky Halloween stories to get you ready for some trick or treating. Dressing-up is encouraged.

Suitable for the whole family. Admission is free.

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=3523

Otherworld Halloween Festival

17:00 – 21:00, Tue 31 Oct

The Plaza, Main Street, Ballymun, Dublin 9

The Otherworld Halloween Festival in Ballymun starts with a Halloween Parade from 17:15-18:00. Meeting point is the Aisling Project, Shangan Road, Ballymun D9. At 18:00 the Parade will arrive at the Plaza and the festival will start with craft tent, music on the main stage, trad music, children entertainment and refreshments. The Fireworks at 20:30 will conclude the Otherworlds Festival.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/otherworldfestival

The Cauldron of Smithfield – Halloween Festival

17:00, Tue 31 Oct

Smithfield Plaza, Dublin 7

The Cauldron of Smithfield is a Halloween Festival on Smithfield Plaza.

There will be a 100m zipline, a bungee jump for the brave ones, The Haunted House, the circus area, the Main Stage, the Big Screen, Bouncy Castles, food stalls, face-painting, a Silent-Disco tent and football freestylers. ‘Escape from the Gingerbread Zombie Mansion’, the Haunted House on Coke Lane, will be open from 16:00-18:00.

A final timetable has been promised on the Facebook Page below so have a look for it closer to Halloween.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1934356710166001/

Fingal Festival of Fire – Halloween Festival

17:30, Tue 31 Oct

Swords (Various)

The Fingal Festival of Fire starts with a live performance by “The Great Escape” in the Swords Town Park at 17:30. At 19:00 a Firework Display will follow.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/EventsinFingal

Finglas Fright Night 2017 – Halloween Festival

18:00 – 21:00, Tue 31 Oct

Finglas Civic Centre, Mellowes Road, Finglas, Dublin 11

The Finglas Fright Night runs from 18:00 and ends with a Fireworks just before 21:00 (no exact start time given).

The programme is listed as:

Maze of Misery, Fancy Dress Competition, Magic Show, Bouncy Castles, Fairground Rides, Fireworks

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/finglasfright/

Halloween Fireworks around Dublin

19:00, Tue 31 Oct

Dublin (various locations)

Dublin City has announced that there will numerous Halloween events with Fireworks around Dublin:

+ Donaghmede Park (Fireworks display) 18:00
+ Kilbarrack (Fireworks display) 19:00 (Roseglen Football Pitch)
+ Edenmore Crescent Park (Fireworks display): 20:00
+ Cherry Orchard Fireworks: 18:15

www.dublincity.ie/dublin-city-council%E2%80%99s-family-friendly-halloween-events

The Dublin Language Exchange – Meetup

19:00, Tue 31 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/

Dublin Bluegrass Collective – Gig

20:00, Tue 31 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 31 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

All Aboard! – Open Mic Night

20:30, Tue 31 Oct

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

“All Aboard! An open mic night on a Pirate Ship.” is the name of the Bowery’s Open Mic Tuesday.

Each week there will be an array of music, comedy, spoken word and all things in between.

Admission is free.

thebowery.ie/calander/

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 23:00, Tue 31 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

The Lounge Quintet – Jazz Gig

21:00, Tue 31 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 31 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 31 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 31 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

Wednesday 01 Nov

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Free Wednesday – Free Entrance to some OPW Heritage Sites

09:00, Wed 01 Nov

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 this year, 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.

www.heritageireland.ie/

Nutgrove Arts Festival 2017

09:00, Wed 01 Nov

Nutgrove Shopping Centre, Nutgrove Avenue, Dublin 14

The Nutgrove Arts Festival 2017 will run from 26 Oct – 04 Nov and all events are free. It will take place in the Nutgrove Shopping Centre and all events are listed on the website below. If Nutgrove is within reach from where you are, you should check the event list to see if something appeals to you.

www.nutgroveartsfest.ie/arts-festival

Creative Den Drawing Session – Rua Red

11:00, Wed 01 Nov

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/

Children’s Garden Drop-in Craft Workshop

11:30 – 12:30, Wed 01 Nov

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

Come to this Drop-in activity in the Children’s Garden on Wednesday and Friday and get creative. You will be able to make seasonal crafts which you can take home.

Admission is free.

www.botanicgardens.ie/news/events.htm#30Oct

Family Friendly Scavenger Hunt – St. Patrick’s Cathedral

11:30 – 12:30, Wed 01 Nov

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

Explore the magnificent Saint Patrick’s Cathedral through this fun family friendly scavenger hunt. Parents/guardians must remain present throughout.

Admission is free, but booking is required.

stpatrickscathedral.digitickets.co.uk/category/5982

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Wed 01 Nov

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

Something Wicked this Way Comes – Drop-in Workshop

11:30 – 13:30, Wed 01 Nov

National Museum, Kildare Street (Archaeology), Dublin 2

This All Saints’ Day, drop into the museum to learn about the objects used in Medieval Ireland to guard against misfortune, disease and even evil spirits. Make your own Medieval amulet to take home.

Admission is free. Suitable for families with children aged 7+.

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=3434

Tegolin’s Tales: Storytelling for children

12:00, Wed 01 Nov

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

Tegolin’s unique style of story telling features specially designed masks that bring the characters to life. After the show Tegolin invites the children to join her on stage for ‘hands-on time’ with the various masks and props and to have fun with the different special effects that feature in her show.

Admission is free and no booking required. Suitable for Ages 3+.

Tegolin’s Tales is a Galway Theatre Company based in Connemara.

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

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Wed 01 Nov

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

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

www.ifi.ie/

Low priced books with free delivery!

13:00, Wed 01 Nov

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!

Shadow Puppet Workshop

14:30 – 16:00, Wed 01 Nov

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

For this Shadow Puppet Workshop join artist Phil Stewart in making and performing a puppet, taking inspiration from the creatures hiding in the Museum.

Admission is free, but booking is required via 01-6777444. Suitable for Families with children 6+.

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=3508

Havana International Language Exchange

16:30 – 19:30, Wed 01 Nov

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

Dublin Jam Session – Open Jam

19:30 – 22:30, Wed 01 Nov

Tivoli Backstage, 18/19 Francis Street, Dublin 8

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

It takes place every Wednesday and admission is free.

www.facebook.com/DublinJamSessions/

Dwarf Jar Wednesday Jazz

19:30 – 22:00, Wed 01 Nov

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/

Jesters Open Mic Comedy Night

19:45 – 22:00, Wed 01 Nov

The Front Door, 15 Dame Street, Dublin 2

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

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

www.facebook.com/jesterscomedy/

Brand New Switcharoo – Roots Gig

20:00, Wed 01 Nov

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 01 Nov

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 01 Nov

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

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

www.theglobe.ie/events

The Zodiac Sessions – Open Mic/Gig

20:30, Wed 01 Nov

Bruxelles, Harry Street, Dublin 2

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

www.facebook.com/zodiacsessions

Bad Boy Jake

21:00, Wed 01 Nov

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

Ben Prevo – Gig

21:00, Wed 01 Nov

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

Ben Prevo will play original and covers ranging from country and psychedelia to blues, funk and jazzy flavours.

Admission will be free.

thebowery.ie/calander/

Candlelit Tales Samhain Special

21:00, Wed 01 Nov

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

Master storytellers Candlelit Tales will tell you stories “Through the Veil”.

“At Samhain the veil between our world and the next flutters and on these windy nights all manner of creatures can slip through, or an unwary traveller could find themselves in a strange place.”

Admission is free. Donations are appreciated. The event will be in the Loft of the Harbour Bar.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/candlelit-tales-samhain-special-the-loft

Los Paradiso – Gig

21:00, Wed 01 Nov

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

Trad Session

21:30, Wed 01 Nov

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

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

Thursday 02 Nov

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Nutgrove Arts Festival 2017

09:00, Thu 02 Nov

Nutgrove Shopping Centre, Nutgrove Avenue, Dublin 14

The Nutgrove Arts Festival 2017 will run from 26 Oct – 04 Nov and all events are free. It will take place in the Nutgrove Shopping Centre and all events are listed on the website below. If Nutgrove is within reach from where you are, you should check the event list to see if something appeals to you.

www.nutgroveartsfest.ie/arts-festival

Dublin Book Festival 2017

10:00, Thu 02 Nov

Dublin (various locations)

The Dublin Book Festival will run from 02-09 November and there will be lots of free events. Many events will need pre-booking and they some are already booked out, so I strongly recommend that you check the programme here as soon as possible and then book tickets (if needed).

On Thursday (02 Nov), these free events take place:
+ 3D Book Art Exhibition in Smock Alley Theatre (10:00-17:00)
+ “In White Ink” by Elske Rahill – Book Launch in Workman’s Club (18:00-20:00)
+ Dublin Bay – Nature and History – Book Launch at Dublin Port Centre, Alexandra Road. 18:30 Adm is free.

On Friday 03 Nov, these are the free events:
+ The Business Clinic Q&A Session in Smock Alley Theatre (09:30-10:30)
+ The Art of the Short Story in National Library (13:00-14:00)
+ Lunchtime Readings: Debut Poetry Collections in Smock Alley Theatre (13:00-13:45)
+ The New Autobiography – Discussion in Gutter Bookshop 18:30
+ Takin The Mic – Spoken word open-mic event in Smock Alley Theatre 19:00

You could also download the full brochure here.

www.dublinbookfestival.com/

Grangegorman Military Cemetery – Tour

11:00, Thu 02 Nov

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

Family Friendly Scavenger Hunt – St. Patrick’s Cathedral

11:30 – 12:30, Thu 02 Nov

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

Explore the magnificent Saint Patrick’s Cathedral through this fun family friendly scavenger hunt. Parents/guardians must remain present throughout.

Admission is free, but booking is required.

stpatrickscathedral.digitickets.co.uk/category/5982

Fun in the National Library – Drop-in activity for kids (5+)

11:30 – 12:30, Thu 02 Nov

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

This Drop-in activity is called “An hour of fun in the National Library” and during that hour the the NLI come to life with stories and trails.

Admission is free. Suitable for Children aged 5+

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

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Thu 02 Nov

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

Take a Walk on the Wild Side – Children’s Talk

12:00, Thu 02 Nov

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

Join Seán O’Súilleabháin for a fun-filled children’s talk exploring the best of our local wildlife and the seasonal changes that can be observed during the winter months.

Flora and fauna were the inspiration for Seán’s book “Wicklow Bound: A Seasonal Guide”. Using illustration form the book and nature-themed activities, Seán will bring the wonder of our winter environment to life.

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

www.dublinbookfestival.com/category/news/welcome-2015/take-a-walk-on-the-wild-side/

The Green Door Market

12:00 – 19:00, Thu 02 Nov

18 Newmarket, Dublin 8

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

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

www.facebook.com/thegreendoordublin

Yeats 2017: Public Tour of the Yeats Exhibition

14:00, Thu 02 Nov

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

This is a tour of the exhibition “Yeats: The Life and Works of William Butler Yeats”. 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

Dublin Library of Things

17:30 – 19:30, Thu 02 Nov

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

Every Thursday (17:30-19:30), Saturday (12:00-16:00) and Sunday (12:00-16:00) the Dublin Library of Things will be open at the Food Co-op during National Re-Use Month (October) and November.

A Library of Things is a place where people can borrow items needed only on an occasional basis, or that are too bulky or costly to own. By sharing these items it reduces the need for material production and consumption and allows people to free up space in their homes and try new hobbies without the need to buy new supplies.

The Library of Things will work on a membership basis. Anyone can join and then take out items for up to one week. Borrowing items will be free however there will be deposits on items relative to the value of the item. The Library of Things will also act as a drop off and collection point for WeShare members (www.weshare.ie/), an online community where people can list items that have to share, or things that they need.

The items in the Library of Things will all be doanted or loaned and therefore it depends on individuals and businesses what the library will have available. Ideal items are sewing machines, kitchen appliances, DIY tools, halloween costumes, craft materials, games and sports equipment and gardening equipment. If you have any useful items in good working order that you would like to loan or donate to the library of things, or have other suggestions or questions for us, contact them at dublinlibraryofthings@gmail.com. Volunteers are also needed to man the library.

www.facebook.com/events/162071731040108

Living with Loss – Evening of Remembrance

17:30 – 20:00, Thu 02 Nov

Alexander Hotel, 41-47 Fenian Street, Dublin 2

Living with Loss is a information evening about bereavement with guest speaker and journalist Laura Kennedy. The event is organised by the Irish Hospice Foundation.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/301737123638610

Little Museum of Dublin – Free Admission Thursday

18:00 – 20:00, Thu 02 Nov

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/

New to Dublin? Dublin Expats Meeting

19:00, Thu 02 Nov

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday Night Board Gaming

19:00, Thu 02 Nov

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/

Table Quiz Thursday – Grand Social

20:00 – 23:00, Thu 02 Nov

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

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

Admission is free.

www.thegrandsocial.ie/event/table-quiz-thursdays-8/2017-11-02/

Table Quiz Thursday – Grand Social

20:00 – 23:00, Thu 02 Nov

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

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

Admission is free.

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

Happy Abandon – Gig

21:00, Thu 02 Nov

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

Happy Abandon is an orchestral indie rock band from North Carolina and they will play a gig in Bray.

Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/happy-abandon-usa

Singer Songwriter Night – Mother Reilly’s

21:00, Thu 02 Nov

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 02 Nov

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 02 Nov

Brady’s Pub, 5 Terenure Place, Terenure, Dublin 6

A Fun Pub Quiz takes place in Brady’s in Terenure on Thurs. The quiz will be on every Thursday night in the Lounge at Brady’s. Keith McLoughlin is the Quiz Master.

There will be six rounds of the quiz with picture questions, audio questions and general knowledge questions. Admission to the quiz is free and therr will be free drink vouchers for the winning and runner up teams. (No phones to get answers allowed.)

www.facebook.com/pages/Bradys-Pub-Terenure/138965189474826

International Bar Jazz Night

21:30, Thu 02 Nov

The International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

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

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

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

www.international-bar.com/jazz/

Left, Right & Centre – Blues+Soul

21:30, Thu 02 Nov

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

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

Admission is free.

www.frankryans.com

McLoughlin’s Trad Night

21:30, Thu 02 Nov

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

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

www.mcloughlinsbar.ie

McNeills Trad Music Pub Sessions

21:30, Thu 02 Nov

J. McNeills, 140 Capel Street, Dublin 7

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

www.facebook.com/McNeillsPubSessions

Woolshed Karaoke

21:30, Thu 02 Nov

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/

Friday 03 Nov

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Nutgrove Arts Festival 2017

09:00, Fri 03 Nov

Nutgrove Shopping Centre, Nutgrove Avenue, Dublin 14

The Nutgrove Arts Festival 2017 will run from 26 Oct – 04 Nov and all events are free. It will take place in the Nutgrove Shopping Centre and all events are listed on the website below. If Nutgrove is within reach from where you are, you should check the event list to see if something appeals to you.

www.nutgroveartsfest.ie/arts-festival

Dublin Book Festival 2017

09:30, Fri 03 Nov

Dublin (various locations)

The Dublin Book Festival will run from 02-09 November and there will be lots of free events. Many events will need pre-booking and they some are already booked out, so I strongly recommend that you check the programme here as soon as possible and then book tickets (if needed).

On Thursday (02 Nov), these free events take place:
+ 3D Book Art Exhibition in Smock Alley Theatre (10:00-17:00)
+ “In White Ink” by Elske Rahill – Book Launch in Workman’s Club (18:00-20:00)
+ Dublin Bay – Nature and History – Book Launch at Dublin Port Centre, Alexandra Road. 18:30 Adm is free.

On Friday 03 Nov, these are the free events:
+ The Business Clinic Q&A Session in Smock Alley Theatre (09:30-10:30)
+ The Art of the Short Story in National Library (13:00-14:00)
+ Lunchtime Readings: Debut Poetry Collections in Smock Alley Theatre (13:00-13:45)
+ The New Autobiography – Discussion in Gutter Bookshop 18:30
+ Takin The Mic – Spoken word open-mic event in Smock Alley Theatre 19:00

You could also download the full brochure here.

www.dublinbookfestival.com/

The Story of the Capital – Exhibition in Dublin City Hall

10:00 – 17:15, Fri 03 Nov

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

Brooch making using the symbols of St Patrick – Family Workshop

10:30 – 12:00, Fri 03 Nov

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

Come to this family friendly workshop that will explore the many depictions of St Patrick in the Cathedral. These will then inspire children to design their own brooches based on the symbolism of St Patrick. Suitable for age 5 – 11

Parents must remain present for the duration of the session but do not need to book a ticket for themselves.

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

www.stpatrickscathedral.ie/event/family-workshop-brooch-making-using-symbols-st-patrick/

Children’s Garden Drop-in Craft Workshop

11:30 – 12:30, Fri 03 Nov

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

Come to this Drop-in activity in the Children’s Garden on Wednesday and Friday and get creative. You will be able to make seasonal crafts which you can take home.

Admission is free.

www.botanicgardens.ie/news/events.htm#30Oct

Family Friendly Scavenger Hunt – St. Patrick’s Cathedral

11:30 – 12:30, Fri 03 Nov

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

Explore the magnificent Saint Patrick’s Cathedral through this fun family friendly scavenger hunt. Parents/guardians must remain present throughout.

Admission is free, but booking is required.

stpatrickscathedral.digitickets.co.uk/category/5982

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Fri 03 Nov

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 03 Nov

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

The Art of the short story – In conversation

13:00 – 14:00, Fri 03 Nov

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

“The Art of the short story” is a discussion with Christine Dwyer Hickey, Martin Malone, Sean O’Reilly and Paula Shields and it is part of the Dublin Book Festival.

The discussion will give you a fuller understanding and appreciation for the craft of short story writing. Author and playwright Christine Dwyer Hickey introduces her eighth and latest novel The Lives of Women, an uncompromising portrayal of the suburbs and the cruelties brought about by the demands of respectability. Well-versed in the art of short story writing, Martin Malone’s newest collection of tales in This Cruel Station explore what it is like to be new Irish in today’s society. Sean O’Reilly is the author of multiple books including the new collection Levitation, an anthology of ten short stories. This talk will be guided by Paula Shields, arts journalist and researcher for RTE.

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

www.eventbrite.ie/e/38379816063?ref=devg

Women Should Be Both Seen & Heard – Seminar

13:00 – 14:00, Fri 03 Nov

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

The next talk in the “Women should be Bosth Seen & Heard” series of events is a talk by Ciaran Devlin. (Please note, his talk includes a word that is a red flag for every spam filter, so I have to obfuscate the word by spelling it wrong, otherwise this e-mail will be blocked.) He will talk about “Gender and Seksuality through the screen: Exploring the Role of Gender and Seksuality with Gaming and Potential applications”.

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

www.eventbrite.com/event/37688353881?ref=devg

Kubo and the Two Strings – Film Screening

14:00, Fri 03 Nov

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

The Film “Kubo and the Two Strings” will be screened on Friday.

“Join us this mid-term for the story of Kubo, who brings origami creations to life in his peaceful Japanese village. But events take a turn when Kubo inadvertently conjures up a spirit from the past set on revenge against his family. English. 2016, PG (102 min).”

Admission is free.

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

No Bones About It – Comedy Night

19:00, Fri 03 Nov

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 03 Nov

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

Ben Prevo – Gig

21:00, Fri 03 Nov

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

Ben Prevo will play original and covers ranging from country and psychedelia to blues, funk and jazzy flavours.

Admission will be free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/ben-prevo2

Frank Ryan Trio – Gig

21:00, Fri 03 Nov

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

Frank Ryan, singer/songwriter from Dublin who now lives in Los Angeles, is playing a gig the Bowery.

Admission is free before 22:00.

thebowery.ie/calander/

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Fri 03 Nov

Stillorgan Orchard, The Hill, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin

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

www.stillorganorchard.com/specials/

The Shadow Shakers – Gig

22:00, Fri 03 Nov

Leeson Lounge, 148 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4

New Rockabilly Swing Band “The Shadow Shakers” will play in the Leeson Lounge on Friday. Swing dancers are more than welcome to fill the dance floor.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/128953034397635

Youth Mass / Segrasso – Gig

22:30, Fri 03 Nov

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

“Youth Mass” are an alternative / indie pop band from Trim and they will be supported by Segrasso.

Admission is free before 22:30

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/midnight-hour-w-youth-mass-segrasso/

Events Coming Up

Samhain 2017 – Haunted Forest Walk – Wristband Collection

Sat 21 + 28 October from 08:00

Marlay Park Market

The wrist band distribution on 21 October was postponed due storm “Brian” and ALL wristbands will now be handed out on 28 October.

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On 29 October the yearly Haunted Forest Walk will take place in Marlay Park. It is a spooky 1.7km walk for parents with children and that event is hugely popular. So much that free admission is only possible with a wristband. The walks will happen between 15:30 and 20;30.

Wristbands have to be collected at the Marlay Park Market on 21 or 28 October and half of them will be given out on the first Saturday and the other half on the second Saturday. Once the wristbands are given out (and the distribution already starts at 08:00) that’s it!

Wristbands are given out for the exact timeslot of the Haunted Forest Walk and max. 6 can be given out per family.

If you want to go to the event, you HAVE to get wristbands! Check out the rules again here: events.dlrcoco.ie/event/samhain-2017-0

Dublin Mountains Partnership – Guided Walks

08+14+15+22+29 October

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 08+14+15+22+29 October. Two of these 5 walks are in the Dublin Mountains but not organised by the Dublin Mountain Partnership. Still, you will find all the relvant information on their website above.

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

Not free, but interesting nevertheless:

Bram Stoker Festival 27-30 October

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

Security Screened Wallets

The latest security recommendation is to use a Security Screened Wallet that will prevent access to your Credit Card through Near Field Communication (NFC) or RFID while it is in your pocket. Why is this a thing? Well, if you only need to tap your card on a Credit Card reader to pay (Contactless Payment), then a criminal only needs to have a portable Credit Card Reader and needs to get close enough to your card in a packed Luas or train to also be able to take money from you.

Credit Card companies say that this is not a risk and the limit to EUR 30 protects you further, but read the TINY print, i.e. the Terms & Conditions and you will see that they are well aware that there are risks and they have a lot of responsibilities put in your court.

Tapping your card is convenient, but I never found it a huge challenge to type in my code when I use a credit card. The time you save might be 30 seconds all in and that is really not a convenience game changer.

So I never would need to “tap” my credit card and therefore I made sure that it will not even have that functionality. The consequence is that I do NOT need a security screened wallet because no criminal could “tap” my card either against a will.

Some say that credit card companies/banks don’t give you cards that do NOT have the NFC or RFID functionality. But I would have to ask you if you are really certain and if you have not just asked, but insisted.

I have cards from 2 banks and a credit card company and none of them has the NFC/RFID functionality. All I needed to do was ask for cards without it!

If your bank refused to give you a card without it, tell the bank that you will then disconnect the RFID antenna within the card and familiarise yourself about the disconnection trick via YouTube clips. Example: www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9vTvbHgi2M You will “damage” the card and the credit card company/bank might tell you that you are not allowed to do that. Then openly tell them that you will damage the card UNLESS they send you one without the “Tapping” or contactless payment option. Tell me if that worked at dublineventguide@gmail.com

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