Dublin Event Guide 540: Dublin Human Rights Festival, Moore Street Party, STEM Day for Young Women, Stoked – Science Gallery Party

October 21st, 2017
DEG Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events)

No. 540 | 20 October 2017

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Hi all!

This week things didn’t go so smooth and I am late again. Darn! Apologies. Now Storm Brian helped a little because I guess with so many cancelled events and a bit of a messy Saturday, many might not have planned to go out anyway. But there are always some indoor events that you can go to.

Hopefully tomorrow will be a nice day! I will be away next weekend, so next week I HOPE that you will get the Dublin Event Guide early once again. I will have to work on it from early on in the week! :-O

The outstanding bill amount has been reduced by another EUR 50 this week! Phew!!! So we are down to EUR 90! BUT, we only have one week left! That means we need close to double the amount of the previous weeks. Please help if you can!!! You can do so via PayPal here even if you only have a few Euro, everything counts!! I have also added another way for donations if you prefer to use your credit card via GoFundMe here.

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Have an event-full weekend and week,

–Joerg

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Feel good slot

The “Feel Good Slot” at this place in the Dublin Event Guide is to share some inspirational, motivational or thought provoking quotes, stories or video clips. You wonder why I added this section to this e-mail magazine? If your week was great, you might not need it, but most of us had some challenging moments in the last week and there could be more in the coming week and this section is for the people that want to overcome the hurdles, achieve more and remember that despite all, life is great!

This weeks Feel Good Slot Quote is something Steve Maraboli said. He is a speaker, author and behavioral scientist from New York.

The purpose of fear is to raise your awareness, not to stop your progress. – Steve Maraboli

Often fear stops us. It stops us trying. Stops us going down a new route, taking on new challenges, maybe changing our job, moving somewhere else or maybe even reconsidering our choice of partner. But fear is not meant to stop you if the new direction means progress!

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

This week Estelle K, Ann McP and Noelle H were so wonderful to help with a donation! Thanks a lot!! You and all the other donors throughout the year are keeping the Dublin Event Guide alive! Your donation will benefit EVERY Dublin Event Guide reader!

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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 another storm is messing up the event schedule. More or less all outdoor markets have been cancelled and it is best to stay indoors. So maybe Science Gallery today or the Human Rights Festival? And tomorrow it is definitely the Moore Street Party and if you have kids, the Halloween events in the National Botanic Gardens.

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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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Very insteresting Interactive Census Map

Maynooth University’s All-Island Research Observatory (AIRO) has launched the Census 2016 Mapping Viewer and it is very insteresting – if you are into stats and census and what is happening around you.

The map allows you to look at your immedaite neighbourhood and to find out about Nationality, Religion, Car Ownership, Marital Status etc.

So if you want to find out how many single people live in your direct neighbourhood, here is the solution for you. The map doesn’t not show pictures of the people and provides other identifiable information. So I guess that is where Tinder might come back then again. :-)

But seriously, it is quite interesting to find out more about parts of our country and even more interesting to check out your immediate neighbourhood.

In my case that area extends to 209 people, which covers a number of apartment buildings.

Find an article about it here from BreakingNews.ie and the address is here.

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So, please, give ads a chance HERE. Free services are NEVER free, but they are ad funded. And if you don’t help funding them then soon they won’t be free anymore.

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_wk42

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 – CANCELLED

08:00 – 12:00, Sat 21 Oct

Tallaght Stadium, Whitestown Way, Tallaght, Co. Dublin

The forecasted storm Brian caused this cancellation.

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

www.irishcarboot.ie/

Honest2Goodness Food Market

09:30 – 16:00, Sat 21 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 21 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 21 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 21 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 21 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 21 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/

Jobs Expo Dublin

10:00 – 16:00, Sat 21 Oct

Croke Park, Jones’ Road, Dublin 3

The Jobs Expo Dublin will take place in the Cusack Suite in Croke Park. Employers who are looking for jobs will be present, Seminars will take place and Career Coaches give advise.

Admission is free.

www.jobsexpo.ie/

Marlay Park Market – CANCELLED

10:00 – 16:00, Sat 21 Oct

Marlay Park, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16

Due to storm “Brian”, Dun Laoghaire Rathdown has cancelled all their weekly markets!

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

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

Temple Bar Markets

10:00 – 16:30, Sat 21 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 21 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 21 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 21 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/

Terenure Bushy Park Market – CANCELLED

11:00 – 16:00, Sat 21 Oct

Bushy Park, Tempelogue Road, Terenure, Dublin 6W

This market is cancelled this week. The organisers are afraid of the effects that Storm “Brian” could have. Next week 28 Oct will be the last Bushy Park Market for this year.

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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 21 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

Dublin Human Rights Festival

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 21 Oct

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

Front Line Defenders, Amnesty International Ireland, National Women’s Council of Ireland, NXF (National LGBT Federation) and the ICCL (Irish Council for Civil Liberties) are hinviting to a day of activism and advocacy with panel talks and advocacy workshops.

The panels will include discussions about the risks involved in defending LGBTI rights, women’s rights, environmental rights and privacy/digital security rights with human rights defenders from around the world. There will also be interactive workshops by VOCALISM (advocacy and storytelling for adults), Clowns Without Borders (circus skills for kids), Dabbledoo Music (music education and empathy for children) and Righteous Verse (protest poetry with a panel of poets including Erin Fornoff, Sahar Ali, Felicia Olusanya, Colm Keegan, Oisín McKenna, John Cummins and Raven).

Stalls by OhMyDays (body printing), Our Table (recipes from the pop-up kitchen run by volunteers in direct provision) and information on human rights volunteering with PBI Ireland will also be in the Science Gallery.

Panel/Discussion Schedule:
12:15-13:30 Women Who Dare: Defending Gender Rights
13:45-15:00 Dying for Equality: Global Fight for LGBTI Rights
15:15-16:30 Lethal Lands: Why Activists Are Killed Protecting the Planet
16:45-17:45 Techie How To: Outsmart Online Surveillance

Workshop Schedule:
12:30-13:30 Clowns Without Borders
14:00-14:45 Dabbledoo Music
15:00-16:00 VOCALISM
16:15 – 17:30 Righteous Verse

Find more information on the website below. Admission is free, but registration is required via this link.

www.frontlinedefenders.org/en/festival

Dublin Library of Things

12:00 – 16:00, Sat 21 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 21 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/

IN CASE OF EMERGENCY – Science Gallery Exhibition

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 21 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/

Michael Harding – Book Signing

12:00, Sat 21 Oct

Dubray Books, 36 Grafton Street, Dublin 2

Michael Harding will sign his book “On Tuesday I’m a Buddhist” in Dubray in Grafton Street.

Admission is free.

www.dubraybooks.ie/news-and-events

Qi Gong on the Rooftop – Chester Beatty Library

12:00, Sat 21 Oct

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

Qi Gong is a traditional Chinese form of meditation, coordinating slow movement, deep rhythmic breathing and a calm state of mind. In the Chester Beatty Library the gentle practice will happen outdoors (weather permitting) or indoors with the view of the rooftop garden. Suitable for all ages.

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

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

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Sat 21 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/

Chester Beatty Library – Guided Tour

14:00, Sat 21 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 21 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 21 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

Treasures of the National Museum – Family Tour

15:00 – 15:45, Sat 21 Oct

National Museum, Kildare Street (Archaeology), Dublin 2

This tour of the iconic treasures in the National Museum includes the ‘Tara’ Brooch and the Ardagh Chalice.

Admission is free and places will be allocated on a first come basis. Suitable from Age 7.

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=3428

Dublin Animation Film Festival 2017

18:15, Sat 21 Oct

Pavilion Theatre, Marine Road, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

The film screenings of the Dublin Animation Film Festival are all booked out but there are still tickets for the awards ceremony on Saturday evening.
They can be booked here: www.paviliontheatre.ie/events/view/dublin-animation-film-festival

dublinanimationfilmfestival.com

The Rat Pack Tribute

20:30, Sat 21 Oct

Palmerstown House, Old Lucan Road, Palmerstown, Dublin 20

A Rat Pack Tribute band will perform the best of Dean Martin, Sammy Davis jr and Frank Sinatra.

Admission seems to be free.

www.facebook.com/palmerstownhouse/

Damola / Super Silly – Gig

21:00, Sat 21 Oct

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

Guerilla Gigs are inviting to a gig night with “Super Silly” and “Damola”.

Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/guerilla-gigs-super-silly-damola

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Sat 21 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/

Nix Moon – Gig

21:00, Sat 21 Oct

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

5-piece band Nix Moon will be in the Bowery, but they don’t tell us in the description what type of music Nix Moon will play.

Admission seems to be free.

thebowery.ie/calander/

Olivia Ruth – Gig

21:00, Sat 21 Oct

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

Olivia Ruth and band from Queensland are playing a gig in Sin E.

“Olivia Ruth draws inspiration from bands she heard growing up in a musically diverse family including anyone from ACDC, Black Sabbath and Janice Joplin to Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell and Missy Higgins. Olivia herself has spent many years performing as a soloist and in duos but is now focusing on her band and original performances.”

Admission is free.

sin-e.ie/events/olivia-ruth-world-tour/

The Winters – Gig

21:00, Sat 21 Oct

Leeson Lounge, 148 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4

“The Winters” will play a rockin gig in the Leeson Lounge. www.thewinters.ie/

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/349382032186150

Sideproject / Bayonets – Gig

22:30, Sat 21 Oct

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Post Rock Band Sideproject from Cork and singer/songwriter Vinnie Flynn a.k.a Bayonet will play a gig in the Midnight Hours at Whelan’s.

Admission is free before 22:30.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/midnight-hour-w-sideproject-bayonets/

Revolver – Gig

23:30, Sat 21 Oct

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

Revolver are playing a gig in the Porterhouse again and admission is free.

www.theporterhouse.ie/bars-dublin-temple.php

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Car Boot Sales – Ballymun

08:00 – 13:00, Sun 22 Oct

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

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

Admission for buyers is free.

www.facebook.com/irishcarboot

Belgard Weekend Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 22 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

Blues and Twos Vintage Show

10:00, Sun 22 Oct

Corkagh Park, Clondalkin, Dublin 22

A Vintage run and display of fire engines and other emergency vehicles in aid of the Burns Unit, Our Ladys Children’s Hospital, Crumlin will take place.

Admission is free and while an suggested donation is mentioned on the Facebook Event page, this seems to be for participating cars only – I hope! The Facebook Event Page is not very helpful anyway and seems to be written for participating cars not for the audience or else I am missing something.

Vintage Blues and twos is a club of enthusiasts, dedicated to the preservation, restoration and display of fire and emergency vehicles.

www.facebook.com/events/307976779672976

Halloween Games for kids

10:00 – 11:30, Sun 22 Oct

Harold’s Cross Park, Harold’s Cross, Dublin 6w

Halloween Games with Children’s Nature Charity OWLS will take place in two locations:

+ 10:00-11:30 in Harold’s Cross Park
+ 12:30-14:00 in Lucan Demesne

Come and along and learn how to turn ordinary leaves into scary ghosts, perfect for decorating your house with in time for Halloween then enjoy some outdoor Halloween games like bobbing for apples.

For more information or to book a place contact Turtle at education@owls.ie

www.owls.ie/events/iki8au4m11/Halloween-Games-

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 22 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 – CANCELLED

10:00 – 16:00, Sun 22 Oct

Marlay Park, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16

Due to storm “Brian”, Dun Laoghaire Rathdown has cancelled all their weekly markets!

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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 22 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/

Art, Bites, Crafts – Drumcondra Market

10:30 – 15:30, Sun 22 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

Deer Rut In Phoenix Park

11:00, Sun 22 Oct

Papal Cross Carpark, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

The Irish Wildlife Trust (IWT) is inviting to their yearly Deer Rut in Phoenix Park. Dr Favel Naulty will guide as you will watch the fallow deer males fight it out for the chance to mate. This is one of the highlights of the wildlife year in Dublin.

Admission is free. Meet at the Papal Cross.

www.iwt.ie/22-oct-deer-rut-in-the-phoenix-park-dublin

Dun Laoghaire Market – CANCELLED

11:00 – 16:00, Sun 22 Oct

People’s Park, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

Due to storm “Brian”, Dun Laoghaire Rathdown has cancelled all their weekly markets!

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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 22 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

Meditation for Peace – Tara Buddhist Centre

11:00 – 11:45, Sun 22 Oct

Tara Kadampa Buddhist Centre, 47 Terenure Rd East, Rathgar, Dublin 6

The Tara Buddhist Centre in Rathgar is inviting to a Meditation for World Peace on Sunday.

Admission is free.

www.meditateinireland.com/

Palestrina Choir

11:00, Sun 22 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

Family Drop-in Creative Corner

11:30 – 13:30, Sun 22 Oct

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

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

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

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

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

www.nationalgallery.ie/drop-family-workshop

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Sun 22 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 22 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/

Dublin Library of Things

12:00 – 16:00, Sun 22 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 22 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

Halloween at the Botanical Gardens

12:00, Sun 22 Oct

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

“Halloween at Glasnevin” is a yearly Halloween event in the Botanic Gardens. It is a Dress Up Day and obviously the suitable costume is Halloween-themed. The event starts at 12:00 and there will be a Halloween Harvest Display and Halloween decorations in the gardens. The prize giving for the Decorated Pumpkin Competition will be at 15:00 (in the Teak House). There is also a witches garden with magical and spooky plants.

And Maths Week will come to the Botanic Gardens as well with a wide variety of maths demonstrations, puzzles, mazes, maths tricks, and more.

Admission is free and the event is especially for kids.

www.facebook.com/events/127629387895826

IN CASE OF EMERGENCY – Science Gallery Exhibition

12:00 – 18:00, Sun 22 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/

Magazine Fort – Guided Tour

12:00, Sun 22 Oct

Magazine Fort, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

The Magazine Fort in Phoenix Park is unusually neglected and at the same time unusually rich in history. Many have seen it as a barred off concrete fortress in a corner of Phoenix Park and even more don’t even know or have forgotten that it exists. The old Phoenix House, the home of the British Viceroy, was on the site where the fort was built from the early 17th century and then in 1734 the Fort was built and extended in 1801.

In 1916 the Fort was raided by the rebels who expected to find a lot of explosives there, but found the Fort nearly empty. In 1939 the IRA raided the Fort and stole more than a million rounds of ammunition, but most of it was recovered over the following weeks.

Since 1988, the Irish Army doesn’t use the Fort anymore and gave it back to the Office of Public Works (OPW), but not much good has happened to the Fort in the last 28 years (!!) and there were numerous speculations about the reasons for that.

Finally since last year, guided tours are provided with four tours on Friday and Sunday over the Summer and a reduced schedule in the winter. From 01 October until March 2018, the only tour is on Sundays from 12:00 and 20 places are available on that tour.

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

phoenixpark.ie/tours/

Maia Dunphy – Book Signing

12:00, Sun 22 Oct

Dubray Books, 36 Grafton Street, Dublin 2

Maia Dunphy will be in Dubray in Grafton Street to sign her new book “The M Word”. A “book for women who happen to be parents”, so I guess the “M Word” is Mother???

Admission is free.

www.dubraybooks.ie/news-and-events

Moore Street Party – History & Heritage

12:00 – 17:00, Sun 22 Oct

Moore Street, Dublin 1

Celebrate the History & Heritage of Moore Street on Sunday. There will be Historical re-enactments, Traditional music, Readings of personal letters, Stall traders and performances by Francis Black & Pete St.John.

Prizes will be given for the Best Male Costume & Best Female Costume.

The event is organised by Dublin City Council.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/MooreStreetParty/

Sunday at Noon – Classical Concerts

12:00 – 13:00, Sun 22 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 Ivan Ili? on piano, playing works from Beethoven and Reicha.

www.hughlane.ie/past-sunday-concerts/1878-sundaysnoon-ivan-illic-piano

Family Tour – National Gallery

12:30 – 13:15, Sun 22 Oct

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

This tour is specially designed for children and their guardians/parents. It will present the works on display in a fun and engaging way, suitable for kids.

Admission is free and no booking necessary.

www.nationalgallery.ie/family-tour-0

Halloween Games for kids

12:30 – 14:00, Sun 22 Oct

St. Catherine’s Park/Lucan Demesne, Lucan, Co. Dublin

Halloween Games with Children’s Nature Charity OWLS will take place in two locations:

+ 10:00-11:30 in Harold’s Cross Park
+ 12:30-14:00 in Lucan Demesne

Come and along and learn how to turn ordinary leaves into scary ghosts, perfect for decorating your house with in time for Halloween then enjoy some outdoor Halloween games like bobbing for apples.

For more information or to book a place contact Turtle at education@owls.ie

Admission is free.

www.owls.ie/events/iki8au4m11/Halloween-Games-

Drop-In Drawing Session – Chester Beatty Library

13:00 – 15:00, Sun 22 Oct

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

At this Drop in Drawing Session you will learn drawing techniques, including line drawing, shading perspective and decoration during a relaxed informal session. Suitable for ages 13+. Materials are provided but feel free to bring your own sketchbook; dry materials only.

Admission is free and no booking required.

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

Dustin The Turkey – Book “Signing”

13:00, Sun 22 Oct

Eason, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

Dustin The Turkey will be in Eason’s in O’Connell Street to “stamp” his book (because he can’t sign) entitled “Wikibeaks”.

Admission is free.

www.easonedition.com/event/eason-event-dustin-turkey/?instance_id=12368

The Ocean After Nature – Film Screening

13:30, Sun 22 Oct

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

The Ocean After Nature – Film Screening: CAMP (Shaina Anand & Ashok Sukumaran), From Gulf to Gulf to Gulf 2013, 83 min

This film is the result of four years of dialogue, friendship and exchange between CAMP and a group of sailors from the Gulf of Kutch who make and sail boats.

Admission is free.

www.hughlane.ie/lectures/lectures-past/1873-screnningtoan7

Arbour Hill Cemetery Tour

14:00, Sun 22 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 22 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 22 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 22 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 22 Oct

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

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

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

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

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

Chester Beatty Library – Guided Tour

15:00, Sun 22 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

Composers as witnesses to World War I – Talk

15:00 – 15:45, Sun 22 Oct

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

“Composers as witnesses to World War I” is a talk talk with Adrian Le Harivel, curator of British Art at the National Gallery of Ireland.

Admission is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/composers-witnesses-world-war-i

Hands on History – National Museum

15:00 – 16:00, Sun 22 Oct

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

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

Admission is free.

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=3504

Museum Tour – National Print Museum

15:00 – 16:30, Sun 22 Oct

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

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

www.nationalprintmuseum.ie/guided-tours.html

The Sunday Melt Sessions – Gigs

15:00 – 21:00, Sun 22 Oct

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

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

Admission is free.

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

Bal Folk – European Folk Dance Session

16:00 – 18:30, Sun 22 Oct

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

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

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

The event takes place every Sunday in the Cobblestone Pub.

www.facebook.com/events/1527191410667247

Blues Got Soul – Gig

17:00 – 20:15, Sun 22 Oct

The International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

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

The New Breadwinners – Bluegrass Gig

18:00, Sun 22 Oct

Leeson Lounge, 148 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4

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

Admission is free, donations are appreciated.

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

Wiley Fox Trad Session

18:00 – 20:00, Sun 22 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 22 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/

Candlelit Gospel Mass – Dublin Gospel Choir

19:00, Sun 22 Oct

St. Mary of the Angels Church, Church Street, Dublin 7

The Dublin Gspel Choir will sing at the mass in St. Mary’s of the Angels Church in Church Street.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1912469699015818

Jawbone – Acoustic Folk & Blues Night

19:00 – 21:00, Sun 22 Oct

Arthur’s Pub, 28 Thomas Street, Dublin 8

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

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

www.facebook.com/ArthursPub

Gardiner Street Gospel Choir Mass

19:30 – 20:30, Sun 22 Oct

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

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

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

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

www.gardinerstreetgospelchoir.com

Apollo Sessions

20:30, Sun 22 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

Bunoscionn – Trad & Folk Gig

20:30, Sun 22 Oct

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

Bunoscionn is a Trad & Folk band that have their own unique take on Irish traditional, folk and modern music, using the different musical backgrounds and influences of each band member.

They will play a gig in the Bowery and admission seems to be free.

thebowery.ie/calander/

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 00:00, Sun 22 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

Dublin City Rounders – Gig

21:00, Sun 22 Oct

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

The Dublin City Rounders will play Blues, Rock and Rockabilly at this gig in Bray.

Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/dublin-city-rounders1

Rhythm Rocker

21:00, Sun 22 Oct

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

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

www.facebook.com/rhythmrocker

The Dublin Blues Cartel – Gig

22:30, Sun 22 Oct

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

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

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

Monday 23 Oct

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STEMettes & Monster Confidence – STEM Day for Young Women

09:00 – 16:00, Mon 23 Oct

Engineers Ireland, 22 Clyde Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

Recruitment company Monster.co.uk is running an event series called “monster Confidence” in the UK and Ireland. The Dublin date is on Mon 23 October. The event focuses on providing confidence, inspiration and guidance for young women (Age 15-22) looking to pursue STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) subjects and careers.

There will be workshops, mentoring sessions, panel discussions and talks with Sarah Wood OBE, Co-Founder and CEO at Unruly and Jaz Rabadia MBE, Senior Manager of Energy & Initiatives at Starbucks. Food is free and there will be additional freebies.

Find out all details on the website below and register towards the bottom of that page.

P.S. Monster or their London-based PR agency delivered a MASSIVE fail in the Press Release they sent out. Read this: “2017’s Monster Confidence sees five events held across the UK in Edinburgh, Southampton, London, Dublin and Sheffield.” OUCH!!! Dublin is part of the UK according to this statement????

monsterconfidence.co.uk/dublin/

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Mon 23 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

David Fairclough – Book Signing

12:00, Mon 23 Oct

Eason, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

David Fairclough will sign his book in Eason’s on Monday.

Admission is free.

www.easonedition.com/event/eason-event-david-fairclough/?instance_id=12364

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Mon 23 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/

Nutrition for a clear bloodstream – Talk

13:00, Mon 23 Oct

Tony Quinn Health Centre, 66 Eccles Street, Dublin 7

On 23+26 Oct Martin Ford (Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine and Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine) will give a talk about how to keep the bloodstream clear through nutrition, and how acids, calcium and magnesium help or hinder. Inflammation and Vitamin C and allergies are other topics.

Find details and how to book free tickets on the FB event page below.

www.facebook.com/events/544731642541895

Support the Dublin Event Guide – Buy your books here!

13:00, Mon 23 Oct

Dublin (various locations)

Free Delivery on all Books at the Book Depository

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www.bookdepository.com?a_aid=dubevg

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Trinity College Mental Health Week Events

15:00 – 16:30, Mon 23 Oct

Global Room, Watts Building, Trinity College Dublin

The Trinity College Mental Health Week will run from 23-27 October and I was able to find three events. I would expect that they are mainly or exclusively for TCD students!? Look at that second event! I know soooo many people that would do anything and everything to be allowed in that room for a few minutes. :-O

23 Oct (15:00-16:30): How to Support A Friend Workshop Details
25 Oct (11:30-13:00): Puppy Room Amazing Details :-)
27 Oct (16:00-19:00): Free Burritos from Pablo Picante Details at The Pavilion Bar

Admission is free.

Conflict and Intervention in Early Modern Cambodia – Talk

17:00 – 18:00, Mon 23 Oct

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

“Local Conflict and External Intervention in Early Modern Cambodia: Comparing Causes of Warfare involving Cambodia and Vietnam, Ireland and England, c.1560-1840” is a lecture by Professor Ben Kiernan of Yale Universit in the Early Modern History Lecture Series.

Admission is free.

www.tcd.ie/trinitylongroomhub/whats-on/details/event.php?eventid=125287726

Famine and hunger in the 21st Century – Talk

18:30 – 20:00, Mon 23 Oct

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

“Famine’s Futures” is a conversation with Cormac O’Grada and David Rieff on famine and hunger in the 21st Century.

Admission is free.

www.tcd.ie/trinitylongroomhub/whats-on/details/event.php?eventid=125289326

Drunkard’s Hiccups – Old Time String Band Music

20:00, Mon 23 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/

Irish Astronomical Society – Birthday Party

20:00, Mon 23 Oct

Ely House, 8 Ely Place, Dublin 2

The Irish Astronomical Society is celebrating their 80th birthday and there will be some talks about the memories from the past. There will also be cake and everybody is invited!

Admission is free.

www.irishastrosoc.org/

Song Cycle

20:00, Mon 23 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 23 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 23 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 23 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 23 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 23 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

Trad Sessions

21:00 – 23:30, Mon 23 Oct

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

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

dublinsessions.ie/mother-reillys/

That’s It Recordings – Open Mic

22:00, Mon 23 Oct

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

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

Admission is free.

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

Tuesday 24 Oct

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Early Years Art Workshops

11:30, Tue 24 Oct

Coolock Public Library, Barryscourt Road, Coolock, Dublin 17

The Arts Office in association with “Preparing for Life” and Coolock Library invite to a free art workshops for children aged 3-5 years.
(Every child must be accompanied by an adult.) The theme on Tuesday is “Sounds of Rhythm”.

It will be Percussion and Music with Nick Roth and Robbie Harris.

Admission is free, but booking is required via Coolock Library 01-847 7781 or coolocklibrary@dublincity.ie

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

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Tue 24 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

Frozen Music or Form Follows Function? – Lecture

13:00 – 14:00, Tue 24 Oct

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

“Frozen Music or Form Follows Function? Aesthetics, Design & Dementia” is a talk by Tom Grey, Research Fellow, TrinityHaus, Trinity College Dulblin and Dr. David Robinson, MISA, St. James’s Hospital, Dublin.

Admission is free.

www.tcd.ie/trinitylongroomhub/whats-on/details/event.php?eventid=125526605

Ireland and The Russian Revolutions – City Hall Lunchtime Talks

13:00 – 14:00, Tue 24 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

Saints Cosmas and Damian – Art Pop-up Talk

13:15 – 13:45, Tue 24 Oct

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

This is a free pop-up talk in front of Fra Angelico’s “Saints Cosmas and Damian and their brothers surviving the stake with Rosary Cox”.

Admission is free and meeting point is in front of the painting in Room 32.

www.nationalgallery.ie/saints-cosmas-and-damian-and-their-brothers-surviving-stake

Is Democracy in a State of Emergency? – Symposium

18:15 – 20:00, Tue 24 Oct

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

The “DesignFix Symposium: Is Democracy in a State of Emergency?” in the Science Gallery is a panel discussion with Chelsea Mauldin, Executive Director of the New York based Public Policy Lab, Eamonn Kennedy, Chief Product Officer at Storyful and Henry Poskitt, Director of Frontend.com about the rise of populism, the role of media & social networks in its spread and the challenges it poses to our public institutions and wider social cohesion. Our political systems depend on trust, but will it be possible for Governments to retain legitimacy in a post-truth era?

John Buckley, coordinator of Frontend.com’s DesignFix programme, will also unveil an international design collaboration they have recently undertaken with UL, IADT, NCAD and policy think-tanks to tackle citizen disillusionment with government. The concept explores how participatory democracy could work in the 21st century.

This event is being organised by Frontend.com and supported by Science Gallery Dublin.

Admission is free, but registration is required via this link.

dublin.sciencegallery.com/events/2017/10/designfixsymposiumdemocracystateemergency

Man on the Bridge Photobook Launch

18:30 – 20:00, Tue 24 Oct

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

The “Man on the Bridge” photobook is the last chapter in the three year campaign to collect the photos of Arthur Fields and tell his story. Arthur Fields was for years on O’Connell Bridge and took pictures of people walking by.

Admission is free and there will be some wine.

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

Ronan Ryan – Book Launch

18:30, Tue 24 Oct

Gutter Bookshop, Cow’s Lane, Temple Bar, Dublin 8

Ronan Ryan will launch his debut novel “The Fractured Life of Jimmy Dice” in the Gutter Bookshop and you are invited to the launch. There will be some wine and admission is free.

www.gutterbookshop.com/events.html

The Dublin Language Exchange – Meetup

19:00, Tue 24 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 24 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 24 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 24 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 24 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 24 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 24 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 24 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 24 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 25 Oct

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How I Scaled My Digital/Tech Company – Talk

07:30 – 09:00, Wed 25 Oct

Starbucks Dun Laoghaire, 7 Marine Road, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

“How I Scaled My Digital/Tech Company – Lessons from the Frontline” is a meetup event by “Digital Dun Laoghaire” to hear insights from three top local entrepreneurs on their scaling journey. The entrepreneurs are Gavin Carpenter CEO Phonovation, Anthony Quigley, former CEO of Digital Marketing Institute and Marc O’Dwyer CEO Big Red Cloud.

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

www.eventbrite.ie/e/how-i-scaled-my-digitaltech-company-tickets-38654560832?ref=devg

Creative Den Drawing Session – Rua Red

11:00, Wed 25 Oct

Rua Red, South Dublin Arts Centre, Tallaght, D24

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

ruared.ie/

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Wed 25 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

Trinity College Mental Health Week Events

11:30 – 13:00, Wed 25 Oct

Global Room, Watts Building, Trinity College Dublin

The Trinity College Mental Health Week will run from 23-27 October and I was able to find three events. I would expect that they are mainly or exclusively for TCD students!? Look at that second event! I know soooo many people that would do anything and everything to be allowed in that room for a few minutes. :-O

23 Oct (15:00-16:30): How to Support A Friend Workshop Details
25 Oct (11:30-13:00): Puppy Room Amazing Details :-)
27 Oct (16:00-19:00): Free Burritos from Pablo Picante Details at The Pavilion Bar

Admission is free.

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Wed 25 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/

The Natural History Museum – Past and Future

13:00 – 13:45, Wed 25 Oct

National Museum, Kildare Street (Archaeology), Dublin 2

The Natural History Museum building on Merrion Street is 160 years old this year and largely in ‘original condition’ which preserves a classic Victorian museum, but it is not without its challenges. Follow the story over two centuries of scientific activity with Nigel Monaghan, Keeper of Natural History and see how the museum started out and what the plans are for the future. It will remain a ‘museum of a museum’ but will see restoration works commence in 2019.

The talk will take place in the Kildare Room in the Museum of Archaeology on Kildare St.

Admission is free, but booking is required via educationnh@museum.ie or 01 6486 316. Suitable for adults.

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=3503

Remembering Life in Jacob’s Biscuit Factory – Talk

14:00 – 16:30, Wed 25 Oct

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

Did you work for Jacob’s at either the Bishop Street or Tallaght factory?

This is an event for former employees of Jacob’s Biscuit Factory. The afternoon will include talks, an opportunity to share stories and memorabilia from your working life and a visit to the exhibition Jacob’s Biscuit Factory & Dublin: An Assorted History.

Admission is free, but booking is required via dublinpubliclibraries@dublincity.ie or 01 674 4806

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

Interrogation, intelligence and security in Northern Ireland – Talk

16:00 – 17:00, Wed 25 Oct

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

“Interrogation, intelligence and security in Northern Ireland, 1971-8” is a lecture by Dr Samantha Newberry, University of Salford as part of the Contemporary Irish History Talk Series.

Admission is free.

www.tcd.ie/trinitylongroomhub/whats-on/details/event.php?eventid=125318474

Havana International Language Exchange

16:30 – 19:30, Wed 25 Oct

Havana Tapas Bar, Georges St, Dublin 2

The “Havana International Language Exchange” is taking place every Wed from 16:30-19:30 in Havana Tapas Bar in George’s Street. There are many Spanish speakers and English-speakers are explicitly invited, but everyone else is certainly very welcome too, to meet for a chat to improve your Spanish or English.

www.facebook.com/pages/Havana-Tapas-Bar/10503361821

1918 Conscription Crisis and voluntary recruitment – Talk

18:30, Wed 25 Oct

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

The lecture “The 1918 Conscription Crisis and revival of voluntary recruitment in Ireland” with Dr Timothy Bowman (Senior Lecturer, School of History, University of Kent) will look at the impact of the 1918 Conscription Crisis and considers the fact that the number of voluntary recruits to the British armed forces increased following it.

Admission is free.

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

In Search of Lost Time – What Makes a Memory? – Talk

18:30, Wed 25 Oct

Stanley Quek Theatre, Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute, Pearse Street, Dublin 2

The public lecture “In Search of Lost Time – What Makes a Memory?” with Prof Tomas Ryan will take place.

Admission is free,

www.tcd.ie/Secretary/Communications/Noticeboard/data/40375.html

Literary Responses to the 1917 Russian Revolution – Reading

18:30 – 19:30, Wed 25 Oct

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

“Utopia Dystopia: Literary Responses to the 1917 Russian Revolution” is an evening of readings to mark the centenary of the 1917 revolutions in Russia. You will hear texts by poets, proses writers, dramatists and historians who either witnessed the events first hand or observed their aftermath.

Admission is free.

www.tcd.ie/trinitylongroomhub/whats-on/details/event.php?eventid=125417268

Candlelit Tales – Storytelling

19:30, Wed 25 Oct

Stag’s Head, Dame Lane, Dublin 2

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.

www.facebook.com/candlelittales

Dublin Jam Session – Open Jam

19:30 – 22:30, Wed 25 Oct

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 25 Oct

The Dwarf Jar Cafe, 1 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

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

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/satumusikk/

Jesters Open Mic Comedy Night

19:45 – 22:00, Wed 25 Oct

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/

Blaithin Carney – Gig

20:00, Wed 25 Oct

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

Blaithin Carney will play a gig and launch her single “Close my Eyes” at this gig in Sin E.

Admission might be free, but it hasn’t been clearly stated. There will be a drinks reception before the gig.

sin-e.ie/events/carney-single-launch/

Brand New Switcharoo – Roots Gig

20:00, Wed 25 Oct

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

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

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

Anseo Comedy Club

20:30, Wed 25 Oct

Anseo, 18 Camden Street Lower, Dublin 2

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

Admission is free, donations are welcome.

www.facebook.com/StandUpComedyClub

The Song Room (open mic)

20:30, Wed 25 Oct

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

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

www.theglobe.ie/events

The Zodiac Sessions – Open Mic/Gig

20:30, Wed 25 Oct

Bruxelles, Harry Street, Dublin 2

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

www.facebook.com/zodiacsessions

Bad Boy Jake

21:00, Wed 25 Oct

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

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

www.dublinsessions.ie/gypsy.html

Los Paradiso – Gig

21:00, Wed 25 Oct

Leeson Lounge, 148 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4

Los Paradiso are playing Rockabilly, Tex Mex, Western Swing, Surf in the Leeson Lounge. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated.

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

Resident Open Mic – Mercantile

21:00, Wed 25 Oct

Mercantile, 28 Dame Street, Dublin 2

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

Admission is free.

dublinsessions.ie/the-mercantile-hotel/

Trad Session

21:30, Wed 25 Oct

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

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

Chocolate Flake – Gig

22:00, Wed 25 Oct

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

The Wednesday gig in the Porterhouse is by “Chocolate Flake”.

Admission is free.

www.theporterhouse.ie/bars-dublin-temple.php

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The Shadow of Sodeisha – Art Workshop

10:00 – 13:00, Thu 26 Oct

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

The Shadow of Sodeisha-How it’s Made

Ceramic artist Michael Moore, co-curator and one of the Irish artists in the Shadow of Sodeisha exhibition, will facilitate a special three-dimensional art workshop using clay. Participants will be introduced to the exhibition and the Sodeisha movement, focusing on the making techniques used, followed by a practical session where participants will have an opportunity to create their own artwork inspired by Sodeisha. No prior experience necessary.

Admission is free, but a 5 Euro contribution to art materials has to be paid. Booking required via 01-6777444. Suitable for adults.

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=3527

Grangegorman Military Cemetery – Tour

11:00, Thu 26 Oct

Grangegorman Cemetery, Blackhorse Avenue, Dublin 7

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

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

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

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Thu 26 Oct

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

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

Admission to the gallery and to most events is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on

The Green Door Market

12:00 – 19:00, Thu 26 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

Nutrition for a clear bloodstream – Talk

13:00, Thu 26 Oct

Tony Quinn Health Centre, 66 Eccles Street, Dublin 7

On 23+26 Oct Martin Ford (Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine and Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine) will give a talk about how to keep the bloodstream clear through nutrition, and how acids, calcium and magnesium help or hinder. Inflammation and Vitamin C and allergies are other topics.

Find details and how to book free tickets on the FB event page below.

www.facebook.com/events/544731642541895

Dublin Library of Things

17:30 – 19:30, Thu 26 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

Little Museum of Dublin – Free Admission

18:00 – 20:00, Thu 26 Oct

Little Museum of Dublin, 15 St Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2

Every Thursday the Little Museum of Dublin waives their admission charges for two guided tours thanks to sponsorship from Guinness. The first tour is at 18:00 and the second tour is at 19:00. Make sure that you are there at least 10 minutes before the start of the tour to get one of the limited places.

The Little Museum of Dublin has a fascinating collection of artefacts from the last 100 years Dublin’s history.

On other days and other times, admission is EUR 7 for adults and admission is by guided tour only.

www.littlemuseum.ie/

Painter Nick Miller – RDS Speaker Series

18:00 – 19:30, Thu 26 Oct

RDS Library, Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

Painter Nick Miller will talk about “Encounter: painting and the world as you find it”.

Admission is free, but registartion is required via the website below where you also find a lot more information about the talk.

www.rds.ie/Whats-On/Event/31707

Spanish Film Screening: María (y los demás)

18:00, Thu 26 Oct

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

The film “María (y los demás) / Maria (And Everybody Else)” will be screened in the Instituto Cervantes. In Spanish with English subtitles. A Q&A with compose Nico Casal will follow the screening.

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

dublin.cervantes.es/FichasCultura/Ficha115964_16_2.htm

FameLab Information Session

18:30 – 19:00, Thu 26 Oct

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

FameLab ian international sci-comms competition that is looking for science enthusiasts or anyone working or studying in STEM who is keen to share their knowledge.

In just 3 minutes, each FameLab participant presents a concept on any topic of Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics. They are judged by a professional panel of judges made up of local researchers, media personalities and journalists on content, clarity and charisma.

There are various regional rounds which take place all over the country where numbers are whittled down to just ten participants. The lucky ten are trained to the highest degree before going on to compete in the Ireland final in April 2018 at the Science Gallery. Just one winner will then be chosen to represent Ireland at the FameLab international final during the Cheltenham Science Festival.

If you can explain a scientific concept to a general audience in three minutes, then FameLab could be for you and you should come to this short information session with FameLab organisers, the British Council and Deirdre Robertson (FameLab Ireland winner 2017). You will find out all relevant information about the format, the prizes, the opportunities – and you could even gain some winning tips!

Admission is free and no booking required.

dublin.sciencegallery.com/events/2017/10/famelabinformationsession

Sometimes it Matters Who is in Power – Talk

18:30 – 20:00, Thu 26 Oct

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

The Edmund Burke Lecture “Sometimes it Matters Who is in Power” will be given by Professor Margaret MacMillan.

“Political, economic and social structures, resources, demography, ideas, we know these shape the past. But can we dismiss the impact of powerful leaders and thinkers such as Vladimir Lenin, Adolf Hitler, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Karl Marx or Mohammed? This lecture argues that there are crucial junctures where an individual can push history in one direction or another.”

Admission is free.

www.tcd.ie/trinitylongroomhub/whats-on/details/event.php?eventid=124671535

Start or Grow your Business – Business Lectures

18:30 – 20:00, Thu 26 Oct

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

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

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

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

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

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

New to Dublin? Dublin Expats Meeting

19:00, Thu 26 Oct

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday Night Board Gaming

19:00, Thu 26 Oct

Ryan’s, 19 Store Street, Dublin 1

The Thursday Night Board Gaming event is running for more than 10 years already and it is a weekly event for all Board Game enthusiasts. But even if you are a Board Game newbie, you are welcome. Just come along! More information can be found here: www.meetup.com/IrishGamesAssociation/

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/IGAGamesNights/

Rockstart Karaoke – Karaoke with live band

19:30, Thu 26 Oct

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

Rock Star Karaoke is a Karaoke event with a live band behind you and the launch night will take place on Thursday. You don’t have to sing, by the way, an appreciating listening audience is very much welcome as well. And if you want to sing, no experience is necessary. There will even be confidence coaching and signing lessons. :-O If you want to sing, register your interest via the Facebook page here: www.facebook.com/rockstarkaraokeofficial

Admission is free.

sin-e.ie/events/rockstar-karaoke/

Table Quiz Thursday – Grand Social

20:00 – 23:00, Thu 26 Oct

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-8/2017-10-26/

Singer Songwriter Night – Mother Reilly’s

21:00, Thu 26 Oct

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

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

www.facebook.com/motherreillysADMIN

Sir Jac’s Bantamacs – Gig

21:00, Thu 26 Oct

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

“Sir Jac’s Bantamac’s” will play Rockabilly, Rhythm & Blues, Rock & Roll in the Harbour Bar.

Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/sir-jacs-bantamacs3

The Luna Boys – Gig

21:00, Thu 26 Oct

Mercantile, 28 Dame Street, Dublin 2

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

Admission is free.

dublinsessions.ie/the-mercantile-hotel/

Brady’s Fun Pub Quiz

21:30, Thu 26 Oct

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

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

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

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

International Bar Jazz Night

21:30, Thu 26 Oct

The International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

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

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

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

www.international-bar.com/jazz/

Left, Right & Centre – Blues+Soul

21:30, Thu 26 Oct

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

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

Admission is free.

www.frankryans.com

McLoughlin’s Trad Night

21:30, Thu 26 Oct

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

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

www.mcloughlinsbar.ie

McNeills Trad Music Pub Sessions

21:30, Thu 26 Oct

J. McNeills, 140 Capel Street, Dublin 7

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

www.facebook.com/McNeillsPubSessions

Woolshed Karaoke

21:30, Thu 26 Oct

Woolshed Bar & Grill, Parnell Street, Dublin 1

The Woolshed Karaoke is happening every Thursday from 21:30. Anyone can participate! Admission is free.

www.woolshedbaa.com/dublin/

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The Story of the Capital – Exhibition in Dublin City Hall

10:00 – 17:15, Fri 27 Oct

City Hall, Dame Street, Dublin 2

Dublin City Hall has a museum/exhibition in the basement, called “The Story of the Capital”, it is an exhibition about Dublin’s History and you should definitely check it out at some stage.

To celebrate the Easter Rising Anniversary, admission to that exhibititon was free in 2016, but lucky for us, Dublin City decided to also waive the admission charge for 2017.

Opening hours are Monday-Saturday 10:00-17:15.

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-recreation-culture-cityhall/exhibition

Culture Club at Collins Barracks

11:30 – 13:00, Fri 27 Oct

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

The Culture Club invites members to explore and enjoy the collections at Collins Barracks through a series of specially arranged guided tours and activities in the company of museum staff followed by ’Tea & Chat’ and an opportunity to mingle.

The Clubs take place on the last Friday of each month. In October join curator Dr. Jennifer Goff for a visit to Eileen Gray one of the most influential designers and architects of the 20th century and a leading member of the modern design movement.

Admission is free, but you have to be a member of the Culture Club (membership is free). Find out more details about the Culture Club via 01-6777444

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=3472

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Fri 27 Oct

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

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

Admission to the gallery and to most events is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on

The Green Door Market

12:00 – 19:00, Fri 27 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

Low priced books with free delivery!

13:00, Fri 27 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!

Thank GOTH it’s Friday! – Ghost/Horror Film Screenigns

15:00, Fri 27 Oct

Ranelagh Arts Centre, 26 Ranelagh Road, Dublin 6

A film showcase of ghost/horror stories called “Thank GOTH it’s Friday!” will be screened on Friday in Ranelagh and is part of the Halloween Festival of Gothic Horrors. More events will be announced over the next few days and will be listed on the Facebook page below.

www.facebook.com/GothicHorrorsFest/

Trinity College Mental Health Week Events

16:00 – 19:00, Fri 27 Oct

TCD Pavilion Bar, Trinity College, Dublin 2

The Trinity College Mental Health Week will run from 23-27 October and I was able to find three events. I would expect that they are mainly or exclusively for TCD students!? Look at that second event! I know soooo many people that would do anything and everything to be allowed in that room for a few minutes. :-O

23 Oct (15:00-16:30): How to Support A Friend Workshop Details
25 Oct (11:30-13:00): Puppy Room Amazing Details :-)
27 Oct (16:00-19:00): Free Burritos from Pablo Picante Details at The Pavilion Bar

Admission is free.

Regional European Ideas Lab – Dublin (Green Party)

17:30 – 22:30, Fri 27 Oct

Law Society, Blackhall Place, Dublin 9

The European Ideas Lab is an event that is organised by the Green Party and to which a large amount of “Changemakers” (i.e. representatives of NGOs) are invited. The Dublin edition of this event will take place from Friday 27 Oct at 17:30 until 19:00 on Saturday 28 October.

Admission is free, but registration via the website below is required. You will find all details on the same page.

www.greens-efa.eu/en/article/event/regional-european-ideas-lab-dublin/

No Bones About It – Comedy Night

19:00, Fri 27 Oct

Generator Hostel, Smithfield Square, Dublin 7

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

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

www.facebook.com/nobonescomedy/

Nutgrove Arts Festival 2017

19:00, Fri 27 Oct

Nutgrove Shopping Centre, Nutgrove Avenue, Dublin 14

The Nutgrove Arts Festival 2017 takes place from Fri 27 Oct until Sat 04 Nov. All events will happen in the Nutgrove Shopping Centre and the full programme is downloadable in PDF Format here.

On Friday the Opening Night will run from 19:00-21:00. It seems that admission is free, but I am not sure if you need tickets or not.

www.nutgroveartsfest.ie/

STOKED! A Prepper Party for the End of the World

19:00 – 22:00, Fri 27 Oct

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

“STOKED! A Prepper Party for the End of the World” is a party in the Science Gallery as part of the Bram Stoker Festival.

It will be a night of delicious doomsday disasters and ominous occurrences and is part of the exhibition IN CASE OF EMERGENCY.

Expect to hear from leading experts in the field who are preparing for the apocalypse. The exhibition will be open until 22:00 including the Doomer Bar and the Situation Room. And there will be a screening of CONTAGION with a Q&A with Kunal Patel of the Tropical Medical Bureau. A separate registration is required here: dublin.sciencegallery.com/Contagion
There will also be disaster gameplay in the studios, survivalist demos with Adventure.ie and preservation food workshops.

DJ Sally Cinnamon will entertain you and and tasty treats and bar open all night will look after that aspect of sruvival. Come dressed to survive the end of the world.

Admission is free, but registration is required here.

dublin.sciencegallery.com/events/2017/10/caseemergencylate

Cornucopia – Live Music

19:30 – 21:30, Fri 27 Oct

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

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

www.cornucopia.ie

Blackbird & Crow – Gig

20:00, Fri 27 Oct

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

Donegal duo Blackbird & Crow describe themselves as Janis Joplin meets Ry Cooder with a slight sprinkling of Fleetwood Mac in their early years. They will play a gig in the Bowery and admission seems to be free.

thebowery.ie/calander/

Dublin Sidewalk Astronomers – Star-Gazing

20:00, Fri 27 Oct

Martello Tower Car Park, Sandymount

The Dublin Sidewalk Astronomers meet at the Martello Tower car park in Sandymount for a public star-gazing. Members bring along their telescopes and share the wonders of the night-sky with you. Admission is free.

This event happens regularly on a Friday and is followed by a similar evening in Clontarf on Saturday.

The Public Star Party 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

*Rogue – Gig

21:00, Fri 27 Oct

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

*Rogue will play Funk and Punk at this gig.

Admission is free.

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

Chancer / Wolff – Gig

21:00, Fri 27 Oct

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

The Minor Fall, The Major Lift (TMFTML) are inviting to a gig night with instrumental band Chancer and “thrash blues” band Wolff in Sin E.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/tmftml/

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Fri 27 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/

Gavin Povey and the Fabulous Oke She Moke She Pops

22:00, Fri 27 Oct

Leeson Lounge, 148 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4

“Gavin Povey and The Fabulous Oke She Moke She Pops” will play New Orleans style Piano Rhythm & Blues, Boogie Woogie and Rock’n’ Roll. Gavin Povey has played piano with Van Morrison, Finbar Wright, Kirsty MacColl, Steve Cropper, Shakin’ Stevens and many more.

Admission is free.

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

Events Coming Up

Samhain 2017 – Haunted Forest Walk – Wristband Collection

Sat 21 + 28 October from 08:00

Marlay Park Market

Postponed!! The wrist band distribution on 21 October has been 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:

Dublin Workers Film Festival: 20-21 Oct

Dalkey Creates Festival: 19-22 October

Bram Stoker Festival 27-30 October

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This is odd

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

Are we all becoming Snowflakes?? Public opinion about “Ophelia Offenders”

The ex-hurricane Ophelia came to visit us last Monday and it was very much a mixed experience. Some people lost property, experienced damage to their house, were cut off from electricity and phone/Internet and sadly three people even lost their lives. Others, however, just saw a few leaves being blown around or a plastic bag flying by. Yes, the experience was THAT diverse! And by the way, this is not a flippant assessment of the storm that Met Eireann warned us with a “RED” weather warning about, but it is based on actual media reports and on comments from people like you and me on the Dublin Event Guide Facebook Page.

People were at home on Monday because a large part of business asked their staff to stay at home all over the country because the weather warning applied to the whole country. And when we are unexpectedly at home with no other plans and nowhere to go, we do nowadays “jump on” the Internet. A huge amount of people did and also shared their opinions and I would definitely say that there were many more opinions given than on other days.

But what surprised me was how judgemental and condemning people are without KNOWING better, just by THINKING they know better. And it also surprised how all this judgement was not based on REAL events but only on EXPECTED events. Let me give you some examples:

1) Two surfers were rescued in Co. Louth on Monday and outraged ensued: “How could they be out in the water during a RED Weather Warning? How irresponsible to get a Lifeboat and a helicopter and other rescue services to bail them out when everybody knows that it is super dangerous.”
Well, let’s look at some of the facts: Surfers ALWAYS go surfing in strong wind, there is no surprise. The rescue happened at 10:20, which was approx. THREE hours before Ophelia arrived in Dublin and between 4 and 5 hours before it was forecasted for Co. Louth, so there were without a doubt NO “RED” state conditions out there even if the Red warning was already – and probably unnecessarily – applicable for the whole country. In addition it was not reported why these surfers got into difficulty and – like mountain walkers – surfers get in difficulty regularly. Can you criticise them over getting into difficulty? Most likely YES!!! If they lack experience, they shouldn’t be out there. But that is completely independent from the Met Eireann weather warning and applies in every storm that is outside of their skill level.
Conveniently the report in the Irish Independent was decorated with a dramatic pictures of mad and dangerous waves in the Tramore, Co. Waterford, one of the worst affected areas. There was no picture from Co. Louth displayed.

2) The missing picture of the REAL conditions in Co. Louth was provided in the next case, but it was duly ignored by the masses of complainers: Dave and Steve Flynn, the owners of “The Happy Pear” in Greystones and other parts of Dublin posted a picture of themselves on Instagram leaving the sea after their morning swim and they wrote “Happy Monday. The calm before the storm this morning where there was blue sky and the sea was like a pool. Inspite of weather warning it was one of the calmest mornings ina while so there was no risk in having a swim.” On the picture you could see a TOTALLY calm see with no waves and no danger. Unfortunately the time is not reported, but I’d say the Flynn brothers are the type of people that mean “early morning” when they say morning, so that means the storm was still far away and we CLEARLY see in the picture that there is no danger.
That didn’t stop “Moneymaid”, however, to comment on The Journal.ie article with “People who swim/walk piers etc in weather like this intentionally put our front line staff in danger. They should be prosecuted if front line staff are required to assist them.”
How does that make sense? NO “front line staff” was put in danger by their swim! Nobody was called out. WHY should anybody be prosecuted if in perfect conditions someone goes for a swim.
Just because there is a blanket warning in place? What about taking personal responsibility and being able to assess the dangers yourself instead of freaking out over something that MIGHT happen in a few hours.
And by the way, if the picture had shown ANY choppiness or waves – and I am talking about moderate waves, not just high waves – I would totally agree that maybe there was a risk and it would be wiser to avoid putting yourself in danger and risking to need help. But there was NO danger.
The Flynn brothers had to apologise over this storm in a teacup … and I am not referring to Ophelia, but to the uproar about their swim!

So what is going on here? Why are people so hypersensitive and so over “protective” (or rather judgemental)?

In 1996 Chuck Palahniuk used the term “Snowflake” in his novel Fight Club and that since has become a term used to characterise a generation that is more prone to taking offence and less resilient than previous generations or that is too emotionally vulnerable to cope with views that challenge their own. (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Generation_Snowflake) (There is also a more recent meaning of Snowflake in a political context, I am not referrring to that!)

Are we all becoming snowflakes? Worried stiff about totally calm water just because someone said “Code RED”? Are we becoming incapable of correctly (!) assessing dangers and making appropriate decisions? Do we need to be wrapped in cotton wool by our government and other authorities?

I think the surfers in Co. Louth possibly should have stayed at home. Not because of the storm warning, but because maybe they didn’t have the skills required even if there had been no warning. But it also is possible that they would have got into trouble without an approaching storm. Leg cramps and lots of other things can happen even on the finest day.
The Flynn brothers on the other hand did absolutely nothing wrong!

And in case you wonder: My opinion about the man who swam in Galway, while the storm was raging: He is an idiot and DEFINITELY shouldn’t be there!

Unfortuantely our misguided politicians, lead by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Fine Gael leader Michael Martin, seem to be from the same whinging generation and are considering to write a law that will make it a criminal offence to recklessly endanger emergency workers during a status red warning. If this is a genuine reckless endangering, I wouldn’t have an issue with it. But the surfer and the Flynn brothers shouldn’t fall under it!

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Let me leave you with one more story:
In 2015 Teresa Mannion became famous with her report about storm Desmond www.youtube.com/watch?v=mI5Oxj04_8s and she is a bit of a “storm personality” since then. So many were hoping for a repeat of her warnings during Ophelia but it was a much calmer affair this time here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5BYKUBOvAs Still you have to wonder what Teresa Mannion means when she says in the report “This was a day to remain indoors, unless absolutely necessary to venture out.” Hmm is it really absolutely necessary for Teresa Mannion to venture out on such a day?

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