Dublin Event Guide 545: Dublin Gallery Weekend, Christmas on Merrion Square, Dun Laoghaire Christmas Market, Smithfield Christmas Lights

November 25th, 2017
DEG Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events)

No. 545 | 24 November 2017

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Hi all!

This is the first of two Dublin Event Guides that will reach you while I am on holidays. It is a “reduced service” Dublin Event Guide and you can read more about that in the Dublin News section, but I didn’t want to leave you completely without information, so hopefully “reduced service” is better than “no service”.

I am going on holidays, but not a cent of your donations are going in my pocket, instead ALL the money will be used to keep the Dublin Event Guide going. Unfortunately, we are in choppy waters at the moment. This month – and there is only one week left – there are still EUR 170 missing. That’s a lot, especially because on 01 Dec another EUR 240 will be added to that bill. I really really really need your help! 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.

And don’t forget that you can also help without spending a cent of your own money, if you buy through the advertisement links that are in the Dublin Event Guide or that are on the Dublin Event Guide Shopping Page at www.DublinEventGuide/shop If you want to buy from Groupon or LivingSocial or Amazon or Bookdepository or eBay or Asos or New Look or PrettyLittleThing or SportsDirect, just go to that website and click on the relevant link and it will bring you to the right place. The company you buy from will take 5-8% out of their profit (depending on the company) and will reward the Dublin Event Guide for promoting that company. But importantly you don’t pay more! Here are the links: www.dublineventguide.com/shop Thanks for using this page!

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The Dublin Event Guide needs your continued help in two areas: Your donations help paying the bills. Just 1 Euro per month (12 Euro per year) would be great, more would be even better. Not many subscribers are prepared (or able) to help, so please don’t rely on others! Your money will be used to pay the monthly EUR 240 bill for sending the newsletter using MailChimp, for web hosting and domain names. I am happy to work 35 hours on the Dublin Event Guide every week without making anything from it, but for the bills I need your help.

You can make your donation at www.perfectresults.info/donate.htm using Paypal or CreditCard or send me a mail at dublineventguide@gmail.com if you prefer to pay by bank transfer. Corporate or enterprise sponsors are very welcome too and will get a bundle of benefits as a thank you for their donation, contact me on sponsorship@dublineventguide.com to discuss the details.

And here is the second area where you can help: Without you spreading the word we would have never reached 24,000 subscribers and 73,000 Facebook Likes. Send your friends to www.dublineventguide.com where they can subscribe as well.

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And here is a great opportunity to help the Dublin Event Guide for absolutely no cost to you:

Without putting your hand in your pocket at all you can help the Dublin Event Guide! Just use the ad links in the Dublin News Section and the banner ads in other sections as often as possible when you buy/order goods. If you buy goods immediately (in the same session) after clicking on a link/ad that you find in this publication (for example for Groupon, LivingSocial, Amazon, Book Depository, LastMinute etc), then you help the Dublin Event Guide everytime.
This is how it works: The company you buy from will give a small commission (5-8%) to the Dublin Event Guide as a thanks for pointing you in their direction. This might only be 30 cent a go, but if many of you did it every time you buy something online, then it could make a big dent into the EUR 240 needed. Importantly, you do not pay more, but the merchant accepts a slightly smaller profit. So clicking on these ads is helping everybody! Thanks!

Have an event-full weekend and week,

–Joerg

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Feel good slot

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

This weeks Feel Good Slot Quote is from Arnold Schwarzenegger:

Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. -Arnold Schwarzenegger

I think that speaks for itself. Don’t give up!

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

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

This week Maria F, Moira D F and Arthur D 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!

The cost for sending the weekly newsletter is EUR 240 per month and a donation from you of just EUR 12 per year will ensure that I will be able to pay the bills.
Has the Dublin Event Guide helped you to find events that you otherwise wouldn’t have known about, or have you saved money by finding great free events? Then please go to here and give something back if you can!

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

You can donate online by following this link to the PayPal&CreditCard donation page. If you want to transfer your donation directly to my account, just send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com and I will send you the details.

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

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

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Joergs Picks

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

For the next two editions of the Dublin Event Guide, I will “let you” pick your preferred events yourself. I will be on holidays and therefore am cutting corners. ;-)

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Competitions

The Beast – Bouncy Castle Experience for adults – Ticket Competition

15-17 December – 10:00-23:00 on Saturday and Sunday and 16:00-23:00 on Friday.
National Basketball Arena, 24 Tymon Cres, Oldbawn, Tallaght, Dublin 24

The world’s biggest inflatable obstacle course, called The Beast, is a bouncy castle experience for adults like there has been no other. Have you been at a child’s birthday and you envy the kids having fun on a bouncy castle because you would like to be bouncing too? Now you have the opportunity to do that over a whopping 272m.

This experience is coming for just three days to Dublin and will be indoors in the National Basketball Arena. Challenge friends, colleagues or family to run, bounce and dance your way around 32 great obstacles before the clock runs out.

There will also be a DJ, street food, craft beer and whiskey tasting and even a Christmas Market, Karaoke Room, Human Foosball game and inflatable photo booth.

The time slots on the Beast are 20 minutes each, but with all the other events around it, you can spend the whole day there.

Tickets are EUR 16.59 – 21.79 and can be bought from www.thebeastdublin.com

And a short video is here.

The organisers of this great event have made 5 pairs of tickets available for a competition in the Dublin Event Guide and if you want to win a pair of tickets, you will have to do this: Send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with THE BEAST in the subject line and with your name and mobile phone number in the body of the mail. In addition you have to answer this question: In what European Capital did The Beast sell out recently? Watch the first few seconds of the video and you will know. ;-)
Your e-mail has to be with me by 11 December at 13:00.

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To achieve that some money is needed. Donations are a great help, but not everyone feels they can donate at the moment. So here is the solution: If you could help with a donation without having to pay a cent from your own money wouldn’t that be cool? You can!!

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DublinChristmasMarkets.com

Every year I compile a list of all Christmas Markets and publish it on www.DublinChristmasMarkets.com and only a few days ago I launched the 2017 version of that website. You will find nearly all the Christmas Markets in Dublin on that list. And if a Christmas Market is not on it, then it is either not a proper Christmas Market ;-) OR the organisers should rapidly work on their marketing (and also send me an e-mail with the details so that I can add their market).

The list is long, but most of the markets are “Markets with a Christmas Theme” as again this year, there is no proper Christmas Market happening in Dublin. Parameters for “proper Christmas Market” in my book are: It has to be outdoors, at least 20 stalls with a mixture of a variety (!) of food stalls and Christmas related craft stalls and other goods. There has to be a Market atmosphere AND a Christmas atmosphere (a long row of stalls usually fails the “atmosphere” criteria).

But even if there is no proper Christmas Market, I still recomment the markets that we have. THey are not awful, they are perfect in their own individual way, it is just that I really miss a PROPER Christmas Market and I still can’t believe that Dublin can’t hack it to have one and to keep it! Look at Waterford or Belfast or Galway and Cork and even Dun Laoghaire tried harder than Dublin does.

So, the list is at www.DublinChristmasMarkets.com and please feel free to tell your friends, colleagues and family about it.

Reduced Service Dublin Event Guide

I will be away from 23 Dec until 01 Dec and it is my first longer holiday in such a long time that I can’t remember when I was last on a longer holiday. :-O I will try (but no guarantee that it will work!) to send you a Dublin Event Guide at the two weekends despite my absence, BUT it will be a “reduced service” Dublin Event Guide. So there will be a few more links and less detailed event descriptions in it and it could even be that I will miss some events.

Also on 01 December I will be back, but that is a Friday and for that reason I already know that the Dublin Event Guide on that weekend will be very late, so be prepared for it and PLEASE don’t complain toooo harshly. ;-)

Updates about my progress and my plans will be on www.fb.com/DublinEventGuide and I might even tell you a few bits about my holidays. (I will be 8600km away from Dublin!! :-O ) Don’t wreck the gaff while I am away! ;-)

Black Friday and Cyber Monday Offers

If you buy your Christmas presents over the coming Balck Friday and Cyber Monday, please do so by going to www.dublineventguide.com/shop click on the relevant link and then carry out your shopping. You will not have to pay a cent extra but you will help the Dublin Event Guide hugely!! (Typically a 5% reward will be paid if you order after getting to a shopping site from www.dublineventguide.com/shop and these funds are essential to keep the Dublin Event Guide going.

On the that website you will find links for Amazon and Ebay, Book Depository, Living Social and Groupon, Asos, New Look, Get the Label and Pretty Little Thing, Schuh and My Protein. And even your holidays via eBookers, Trivago and Late Rooms can be booked there.

Thanks for using www.dublineventguide.com/shop :-)

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

Say NO to Adblockers!

I use the Internet all the time and know how annoying advertisment can be. But I also spend close to 35 hours every week on this Dublin Event Guide where getting donations is hard work and where it would be sooooo much easier if you just clicked on the links in this Dublin Event Guide when you buy products or services. You are buying anyway and it doesn’t cost you any extra, so it would be cool to help the Dublin Event Guide.

BUT this plan ONLY work if you don’t use adblockers when you look at the Dublin Event Guide.

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 Energia Map of Free events in Ireland will be back in March.

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.

Käthe Kollwitz: Life, Death and War – National Gallery

08 Sept – 10 Dec

National Gallery of Ireland, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

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

Admission is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/

The Wild Apple Press – Letterpress Work by Jim Wilder

19 October – 26 November

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

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

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

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

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

Admission is free.

www.nationalprintmuseum.ie/

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Car Boot Sales – Tallaght

08:00 – 12:00, Sat 25 Nov

Tallaght Stadium, Whitestown Way, Tallaght, Co. Dublin

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

www.irishcarboot.ie/

Christmas Markets in Dublin – Comprehensive List

08:45, Sat 25 Nov

Dublin (various locations)

To help you with your Christmas entertainment and Christmas shopping, the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) has a comprehensive list of all (free) Christmas Markets in Greater Dublin for you!

Check it out at www.dublinchristmasmarkets.com and tell all your friends!

If you are involved with any Christmas Market that is not listed there, just send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with the subject XMAS and I will look at your event and include it in the list if it fits.

www.dublinchristmasmarkets.com/

#FemFest – Conference for young women

09:00 – 17:00, Sat 25 Nov

Liberty Hall, 33 Eden Quay, Dublin 1

The National Women’s Council of Ireland is inviting you to #FemFest, a conference for young women aged 16-25. You will have an opportunity to discuss leadership, equality and planning for the feminist future.

Find out the list of speakers and register via the link below. Admission is free.

www.eventbrite.ie/e/femfest-2017-tickets-39449789382?ref=devg

Honest2Goodness Food Market

09:30 – 16:00, Sat 25 Nov

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 25 Nov

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
+ Corcagh Park, Clondalkin, Dublin 22

www.parkrun.ie/

SuperNatural Food Market

09:30 – 15:30, Sat 25 Nov

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 25 Nov

18 Newmarket, Dublin 8

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

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

www.facebook.com/thegreendoordublin

Local History Day

09:45 – 14:15, Sat 25 Nov

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

A local history day takes place on Saturday. This event showcases some of the excellent work being done by historians on the civic, social, and political history of Dublin. The speakers are James Scannell on the 1867 Bray Head Train Derailment, Liz Gillis on ‘The Rebel Liberties’, Frank Whearity on Tom Ashe, John Dorney on the Civil War in Dublin, and Liam O’Meara on the history of Keogh Square.

Admission is free.

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

Belgard Weekend Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 25 Nov

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 25 Nov

Jamestown Market, 90 Jamestown Road, Inchicore, Dublin 8

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

www.jamestownmarket.com/

Marlay Park Market

10:00 – 16:00, Sat 25 Nov

Marlay Park, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16

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

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

Merrion Square: Christmas on the Square

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 25 Nov

Merrion Square, Dublin 2

“Christmas on the Square” returns to Merrion Square on Saturday.

Around Merrion Square a number of the Georgian Houses are open on that day and showcase. Buy some gifts or take part in a tour or a Christmas Wreath Making Demo or have a coffe in the pop-up cafe Luncheonette.

Some of the events and venues are:
No 8: Pop-up Cafe and Bookshop at the Royal Irish Architectural Institute (11:00-17:00)
No 45: Crafts, Gifts and Food Market at the Irish Architectural Archive. Christmas Wreath Making Demo (10:00-17:00)
No 63: Antiques and Gift Fair at the Royal Society of Antiquaries
No 73: Lunch time concert (13:00-14:00) at the Irish Traditional Music Archive. Free, but booking is required here.

The National Gallery and the National Museum also invite you to come to see their normal exhibitions, the National Print Museum that is a little further away at Beggars Bush but spiritually part of the Merrion Square event is also open and the Merrion Hotel around the corner from Merrion Square will sell epicurian delights in their Front Hall.

There is also “Rua Ruth’s Lost Fashion Tour” from 15:00-16:30. It will explain to you what influence the occupants of houses around Merrion Square had on fashion in Ireland. Admission is free, but booking is required via the link here. The tour wills tart at No 45.

Admission to all houses and events is free. Find more details on the website below.

merrionsquare.ie/

Temple Bar Markets

10:00 – 16:30, Sat 25 Nov

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 25 Nov

City Hall, Dame Street, Dublin 2

Dublin City Hall has a museum/exhibition in the basement, called “The Story of the Capital”, it is an exhibition 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 25 Nov

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 25 Nov

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/

Christmas Craft Fair

11:00 – 16:00, Sat 25 Nov

Pearse Museum, St. Enda’s Park, Grange Road, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16

A Christmas Craft Fair will take place in the Courtyard of St. Enda’s Park. The Fair will be open on Saturday and Sunday.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/pearsemuseumstendaspark

Dublin Art Book Fair 2017

11:00 – 18:00, Sat 25 Nov

Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, 5-9 Temple Bar, Dublin 2

The seventh edition of the yearly Dublin Art Book Fair will take place in Temple Bar Gallery + Studios. There will be informal conversations, workshops, readings, performances and artist-led programmes. The Dublin Art Book Fair is a venue for artists, writers and publishers to feature new releases and present their publications. The fair engages established and emerging publishers in a large-scale event delivered over four days dedicated to the appreciation of printed work.

Exhibitors, artists and publishers (national and international) will ponder ove the theme “Art and Architecture Interwoven”.

The opening times over the weekend are:
Thursday 23 Nov: 18:00-21:00 / Friday 24 Nov: 11:00-21:00 / Sunday 25 + Saturday 26 Nov: 11:00-18:00

A timetable of events is available on the website below.

www.templebargallery.com/gallery/exhibition/dublin-art-book-fair1

Dublin Gallery Weekend 2017

11:00, Sat 25 Nov

Dublin (various locations)

The Dublin Gallery Weekend is a Visual Arts Festival over 4 days with 36 participating galleries in Dublin.

On Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday (23-26 Nov) the 36 galleries open their doors and invite visitors to exerience the exciting and inspiring art on offer in Dublin’s art galleries. A series of special events, including exhibition openings, artist and curator talks, walking tours, late openings and workshops will take place over the weekend, and almost everything will be free of charge.

You can download the full programme here www.dublingallerymap.ie/_pdf/Dublin_Gallery_2017.pdf

www.dublingallerymap.ie/2017-gallery-weekend.html

Dun Laoghaire Christmas Market

11:00 – 18:00, Sat 25 Nov

Pavilion Quarter, The Metals, Seafront, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

The Dun Laoghaire Christmas Market will open on 18 November and run until 23 December. The market will be open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. The market area is quite small along the “Metals”, which is from the Dun Laoghaire’s MarineRoad near the City Hall towards the LexiCon library along the Queen’s Road, along the harbour.

The market is open from 12:00-19:00 on Fridays and from 11:00-18:00 on Saturdays and Sundays.

Admission is free.

events.dlrcoco.ie/event/d%C3%BAn-laoghaire-christmas-festival-2017

Planet Zebunar – galactic adventure for the next generation – Author Talk

11:00 – 12:00, Sat 25 Nov

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

The Gallery Shop in the National Gallery will host aeronautical engineer and author Norah Patten on Saturday. Norah has developed “Planet Zebunar: Galactic adventure for the next generation”, a new science kit for children, with an interactive storybook, 3D comic, and app, and she will sheet the shop from 11:00 in her spacesuit to talk all about the science kit and to introduce one of her characters, Astro Granny.

Admission is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/author-event-planet-zebunar-galactic-adventure-next-generation

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Sat 25 Nov

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

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

Admission to the gallery and to most events is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on

Dublin Library of Things

12:00 – 16:00, Sat 25 Nov

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

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

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

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

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

www.facebook.com/events/162071731040108

Ha’penny Flea Market

12:00 – 17:00, Sat 25 Nov

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 25 Nov

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/

Jonathan Swift Festival – Events

12:00, Sat 25 Nov

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

The Jonathan Swift Festival starts on Thursday 23 Nov and runs until 30 Nov. It marks the 350th birthday of Jonathan Swift and will come with a number of free events and more non-free events. All details can be found on the festival website www.jonathanswiftfestival.ie

The remaining free event is:
25 Nov – 12:00: Who was Jonathan Swift? Swift expert Brendan Twomey will give a beginners guide to the question, who was Jonathan Swift. This talk will take place in the Lady Chapel of St Patrick’s Cathedral. Registration required.

jonathanswiftfestival.ie/

Qigong – Drop-in class – Chester Beatty Library

12:00, Sat 25 Nov

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

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

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

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

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

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Sat 25 Nov

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

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

www.ifi.ie/

Celebrate Jonathan Swift – Swift350

14:00 – 15:30, Sat 25 Nov

Castletown House, Celbridge, Co. Kildare

The Red Embers Theatre Company will present Jonathan Swift -350. A Selection of public readings from the pen of Jonathan Swift.

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

www.eventbrite.ie/e/swift350-at-castletown-celebrate-jonathan-swift-tickets-40137900541?fref=devg

Chester Beatty Library – Guided Tour

14:00, Sat 25 Nov

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 25 Nov

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/

Christmas Comedy Carnival

20:00, Sat 25 Nov

Cassidy’s, 27 Westmoreland Street, Dublin 2

This is a free comedy night to raise funds (through by donations and raffle tickets) for the Santa Strike Force, who work with a number of children’s charities.

The line-up is Jim Elliot, Totally Wired, Fabu D, Laura Byrne, Martin Angolo, Gar Murran, Ryan Cullen, Danny O’Brien

www.facebook.com/events/114454405889984

Early House – Gig

21:00, Sat 25 Nov

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

Early House will play Funk, Soul, Disco Covers at this gig in Bray.

Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/early-house2

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Sat 25 Nov

Stillorgan Orchard, The Hill, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin

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

www.stillorganorchard.com/specials/

Upbeat Generation – Gig

23:00, Sat 25 Nov

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

Upbear Generation will play a gig with Soul, Funk, Disco and R&B.

Admission is free.

www.thegrandsocial.ie/event/upbeat-generation/

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Car Boot Sales – Ballymun

08:00 – 13:00, Sun 26 Nov

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

Yoga Classes at the Happy Pear

08:30 – 09:30, Sun 26 Nov

The Happy Pear Clondalkin, 14-15 Tower Road, Clondalkin, Dubin 22

The Happy Pear in Clondalkin is running a Yoga Class on Sunday morning.

Admission is free, booking might be required via the link below.

www.eventbrite.ie/e/yoga-at-the-happy-pear-clondalkin-tickets-40097131600?ref=devg

Christmas Markets in Dublin – Comprehensive List

08:45, Sun 26 Nov

Dublin (various locations)

To help you with your Christmas entertainment and Christmas shopping, the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) has a comprehensive list of all (free) Christmas Markets in Greater Dublin for you!

Check it out at www.dublinchristmasmarkets.com and tell all your friends!

If you are involved with any Christmas Market that is not listed there, just send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with the subject XMAS and I will look at your event and include it in the list if it fits.

www.dublinchristmasmarkets.com/

Belgard Weekend Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 26 Nov

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

Country Market and Craft Fair Castletown House

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 26 Nov

Castletown House, Co. Kildare

A Country Market and Craft Fair will take place at Castletown House. From 14:00, the Cascade ladies choir will perform.

Admission is free.

castletown.ie/event/christmas-market-2/?instance_id=712

Inreda Christmas Fair

10:00 – 18:00, Sun 26 Nov

Clontarf Castle, 3 Castle Avenue, Clontarf, Dublin 3

Interior Design Shop Inreda have their Christmas Fair in Clontarf Castle.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/inredachristmasfair

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 26 Nov

Jamestown Market, 90 Jamestown Road, Inchicore, Dublin 8

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

www.jamestownmarket.com

Marlay Park Market

10:00 – 16:00, Sun 26 Nov

Marlay Park, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16

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

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

Merrion Square Open Air Gallery

10:00 – 18:30, Sun 26 Nov

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 26 Nov

Arts and Business Campus, 40 Drumcondra Road Lower

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

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

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/abcdrumcondramarket

Bray Beach Flea Market

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 26 Nov

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

A Bray Beach Flea Market will take place in Bray. There will be food, drink, crafts and vintage.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/BrayBeachFleaMarket

Children’s Art Cart – Workshop – Phoenix Park

11:00 – 12:30, Sun 26 Nov

Phoenix Park Visitor Centre, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

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

The themes for the workshop are:

26 November: Harry the Hedgehog with Dale Treadwell

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

Christmas Craft Fair

11:00 – 16:00, Sun 26 Nov

Pearse Museum, St. Enda’s Park, Grange Road, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16

A Christmas Craft Fair will take place in the Courtyard of St. Enda’s Park. The Fair will be open on Saturday and Sunday.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/pearsemuseumstendaspark

Dublin Art Book Fair 2017

11:00 – 18:00, Sun 26 Nov

Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, 5-9 Temple Bar, Dublin 2

The seventh edition of the yearly Dublin Art Book Fair will take place in Temple Bar Gallery + Studios. There will be informal conversations, workshops, readings, performances and artist-led programmes. The Dublin Art Book Fair is a venue for artists, writers and publishers to feature new releases and present their publications. The fair engages established and emerging publishers in a large-scale event delivered over four days dedicated to the appreciation of printed work.

Exhibitors, artists and publishers (national and international) will ponder ove the theme “Art and Architecture Interwoven”.

The opening times over the weekend are:
Thursday 23 Nov: 18:00-21:00 / Friday 24 Nov: 11:00-21:00 / Sunday 25 + Saturday 26 Nov: 11:00-18:00

A timetable of events is available on the website below.

www.templebargallery.com/gallery/exhibition/dublin-art-book-fair1

Dublin Flea Market

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 26 Nov

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

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

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

This is not yet the big Christmas Flea Market (on 07-10 Dec), but without a doubt a lot of traders will sell Christmas related items.

Admission is free.

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

Dublin Gallery Weekend 2017

11:00, Sun 26 Nov

Dublin (various locations)

The Dublin Gallery Weekend is a Visual Arts Festival over 4 days with 36 participating galleries in Dublin.

On Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday (23-26 Nov) the 36 galleries open their doors and invite visitors to exerience the exciting and inspiring art on offer in Dublin’s art galleries. A series of special events, including exhibition openings, artist and curator talks, walking tours, late openings and workshops will take place over the weekend, and almost everything will be free of charge.

You can download the full programme here www.dublingallerymap.ie/_pdf/Dublin_Gallery_2017.pdf

www.dublingallerymap.ie/2017-gallery-weekend.html

Dun Laoghaire Christmas Market

11:00 – 18:00, Sun 26 Nov

Pavilion Quarter, The Metals, Seafront, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

The Dun Laoghaire Christmas Market will open on 18 November and run until 23 December. The market will be open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. The market area is quite small along the “Metals”, which is from the Dun Laoghaire’s MarineRoad near the City Hall towards the LexiCon library along the Queen’s Road, along the harbour.

The market is open from 12:00-19:00 on Fridays and from 11:00-18:00 on Saturdays and Sundays.

Admission is free.

events.dlrcoco.ie/event/d%C3%BAn-laoghaire-christmas-festival-2017

Dun Laoghaire Market

11:00 – 16:00, Sun 26 Nov

People’s Park, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

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

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

Jazz + Bluegrass for Brunch on Sundays

11:00 – 16:30, Sun 26 Nov

Kilkenny Shop, Nassau Street, Dublin 2

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

Admission is free.

www.kilkennyshop.com/restaurant-jazzsundays

Palestrina Choir

11:00, Sun 26 Nov

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

Prayers for World Peace – Guided Meditation

11:00 – 11:45, Sun 26 Nov

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

The Tara Buddhist Centre in Rathgar is inviting to a guided meditation “Prayers for Workd Peace” on Sunday.

Admission is free.

www.meditateinireland.com/

Family Drop-in Creative Corner

11:30 – 13:30, Sun 26 Nov

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-session-2

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Sun 26 Nov

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

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

Admission to the gallery and to most events is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on

Blackrock Market

12:00 – 17:30, Sun 26 Nov

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 26 Nov

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

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

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

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

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

www.facebook.com/events/162071731040108

Guided Walks – Botanic Gardens

12:00 – 15:30, Sun 26 Nov

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

Every Sunday, the National Botanic Gardens invite to two guided walks. The first one is at 12:00 and the second one at 14:30.

Admission is free.

www.botanicgardens.ie/educ/info.htm

IN CASE OF EMERGENCY – Science Gallery Exhibition

12:00 – 18:00, Sun 26 Nov

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 26 Nov

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/

Sunday at Noon – Classical Concerts

12:00 – 13:00, Sun 26 Nov

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 New Music by Colman Pearce, performed by the New Dublin Voices, Stuart O’Sullivan, piano; Gillian Williams, violin and Arun Rao, cello.

www.hughlane.ie/past-sunday-concerts/1910-sundaysnoon-new-music-by-colman-pearce

Family Tour – National Gallery

12:30, Sun 26 Nov

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

A Family Tour that is specially designed for children and their guardians, parents, and carers and that will make the works on display fun and engaging for kids will take place in the National Gallery.

Admission is free. Meet at the Merrion Square information desk.

www.nationalgallery.ie/family-tour-9

Shankill – Christmas in the Village

13:00 – 18:00, Sun 26 Nov

Main Street, Shankill, Co. Dublin

Shankill is inviting to their “Christmas in the Village” event on Sunday.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/shankillchristmasinthevillage

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13:00, Sun 26 Nov

Dublin (various locations)

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The Ocean After Nature – Film Screening & Discussion

13:30, Sun 26 Nov

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

“The Ocean After Nature” film screening and discussion will take place. “Renee Green, Endless Dreams and Water Between” will be screened.

Admission is free.

www.hughlane.ie/lectures/lectures-past/1869-screnningtoan22

Dublin Sketchers – Sunday Meet-up

14:00, Sun 26 Nov

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/

El Sur – Film Screening

14:00, Sun 26 Nov

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

The Film Screening of “El Sur” will take place.

“A haunting and melancholy story of childhood. A girl from the north of Spain is fascinated by the magical and mysterious tales of the south and the secrets about her father that are held there. Spanish, with English subtitles. 1983, CLUB (105 mins).”

Admission is free.

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

Hugh Lane Gallery – Guided Tour

14:00, Sun 26 Nov

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 26 Nov

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 26 Nov

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 26 Nov

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

Eileen Gray – Tour

15:00 – 15:45, Sun 26 Nov

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

This is a public tour of the Eileen Gray gallery, exploring one of the most influential designers and architects of the 20th century.

Admission is free and no booking required, places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis 15 minutes before the tour starts. Suitable for adults and children from age 7.

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=3491

Museum Tour – National Print Museum

15:00 – 16:30, Sun 26 Nov

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

Smithfield Lights – Christmas Lights Event

15:00 – 21:00, Sun 26 Nov

Smithfield Plaza, Dublin 7

Last Sunday’s new approach to switching on Christmas Lights failed nearly as badly as the “old” way last year. Last year the Grafton Street event was cancelled due to overcrowding. This year, two parades were meant to keep the people away from the central location (i.e. O’Connell Street), but still too many people joined the parade and allegedly 40,000 (probably a an over-exaggeration) wanted to get into O’Connell Street. So the Gardai stopped one of the two parades. :-O

Smithfield Lights is a different event. Usually there are a lot less people at events in Smithfield, but the programme looks really interesting:
15:00 Market stalls open
16:00 Children’s Entertainment starts
17:00-17:30 Outdoor Screening of the Snowman movie
17:00-18:00 Sam Maguire Cup on display
17:45-18:05 Stanhope Street Girls Choir
18:15-19:00 Red Empire – Gig
19:00 Children’s Workshops & Facepainting Finishes
19:10 Speech of Mayor + Switching on of Christmas Lights
19:20 -20:00 The Riptide Movement – Gig
20:00 Entertainment Finishes
21:00 Market Stalls close

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1675598982458996/

Terra Incognita: 19th-century German art world – Talk

15:00 – 16:00, Sun 26 Nov

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

“Terra Incognita: the lure of the 19th-century German art world” is a talk with Dr Robin Lenman, cultural historian and former senior lecturer at the University of Warwick. This event is part of a series organised to complement the exhibition Frederic William Burton: For the Love of Art.

Admission is free

www.nationalgallery.ie/terra-incognita-lure-19th-century-german-art-world

Blues Got Soul – Gig

17:00 – 20:15, Sun 26 Nov

The International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

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

The High Leeson – Bluegrass Gig

18:00, Sun 26 Nov

Leeson Lounge, 148 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4

The High Leeson is a Bluegrass band that plays every Sunday in the Leeson Longe.

Admission is free, donations are appreciated.

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

Wiley Fox Trad Session

18:00 – 20:00, Sun 26 Nov

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 26 Nov

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

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

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

Jawbone – Acoustic Folk & Blues Night

19:00 – 21:00, Sun 26 Nov

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 26 Nov

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

Discovery Gospel Choir & High Hopes Choir – Gig

20:00, Sun 26 Nov

Christ Church Cathedral, Christchurch Place, Dublin 8

The Discovery Gospel Choir and the High Hopes Choir are inviting to a concert on Sunday. Admission is free, but donations for the Diocesan Refugee Housing Appeal are appreciated.

www.facebook.com/events/1421432611307559/

Apollo Sessions

20:30, Sun 26 Nov

Bleeding Horse, 24 Upper Camden St., Dublin 2

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

www.facebook.com/apollosessions

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 00:00, Sun 26 Nov

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

The Comedy Crunch is a free Stand Up comedy downstairs in Stag’s Head, Dame Lane from 21:00 every week on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. Every week different comedians entertain and on top of that there is some free ice cream. The line-up can be found via the Comedy Crunch Facebook Page (see link below).

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

Rhythm Rocker

21:00, Sun 26 Nov

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 4 Of Us – Gig

21:00, Sun 26 Nov

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

Band “The 4 Of Us” will play a gig in the Harbour Bar.

Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/the-4-of-us1

The Jive Cats – Gig

22:00, Sun 26 Nov

Mercantile, 28 Dame Street, Dublin 2

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

Admission is free.

dublinsessions.ie/the-mercantile-hotel/

The Dublin Blues Cartel – Gig

22:30, Sun 26 Nov

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 27 Nov

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Christmas Markets in Dublin – Comprehensive List

08:45, Mon 27 Nov

Dublin (various locations)

To help you with your Christmas entertainment and Christmas shopping, the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) has a comprehensive list of all (free) Christmas Markets in Greater Dublin for you!

Check it out at www.dublinchristmasmarkets.com and tell all your friends!

If you are involved with any Christmas Market that is not listed there, just send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with the subject XMAS and I will look at your event and include it in the list if it fits.

www.dublinchristmasmarkets.com/

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Mon 27 Nov

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

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

Admission to the gallery and to most events is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Mon 27 Nov

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

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

www.ifi.ie/

Lunchtime Trad Music Concert

13:00, Mon 27 Nov

Rathmines Library, 157 Lower Rathmines Road, Dublin 6

The DIT Irish Traditional Music Ensemble will play a free lunchtime concert in Rathmines.

Admission is free, but booking is required.

www.eventbrite.ie/e/lunchtime-at-dit-rathmines-tickets-39911103184?ref=devg

Science on Tap: Science of the Sesh

19:30 – 22:30, Mon 27 Nov

Liquor Rooms, 7 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

The Science on Tap festival invites you to dissect the science of the sesh. with a talk by Eric Downer entitled “High Hopes for Cann abis”, where he outlines the research behind the use of cann abis in the treatment of MS.

Afterwards Christopher Goggins will talk about the ancient Science of Distilling.

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

www.eventbrite.ie/e/science-on-tap-at-the-liquor-rooms-science-of-the-sesh-tickets-38471330786?ref=devg

Science on Tap: Women in Science Night

19:30 – 21:30, Mon 27 Nov

Kennedy’s, 31-32 Westland Row, Dublin 2

“Science on Tap” is a new festival and the first event will bring you three talks from “Women in Science”.

Discover the connections between your sleeping habits and health with Annie Curtis’ lecture about Circadian Rhythms in Immunology entitled “It’s about time! Our body clock in health and disease”. And the second talk is by Romina Charifou. She talks about the compelling field of Nanoscience and then listen to Sahar Alialy. She talks about her life in science “A pathway to physics and neuromorphics”

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

www.eventbrite.ie/e/science-on-tap-inaugural-festival-women-in-science-night-tickets-38471318750?ref=devg

Drunkard’s Hiccups – Old Time String Band Music

20:00, Mon 27 Nov

Thomas House, 88 Thomas Street, Dublin 8

This is a weekly gig with authentic old-time fiddle tunes and Appalachian music.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/drunkardshiccups/

Song Cycle

20:00, Mon 27 Nov

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 27 Nov

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 27 Nov

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 27 Nov

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 27 Nov

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 27 Nov

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 27 Nov

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 27 Nov

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-3/

Tuesday 28 Nov

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Christmas Markets in Dublin – Comprehensive List

08:45, Tue 28 Nov

Dublin (various locations)

To help you with your Christmas entertainment and Christmas shopping, the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) has a comprehensive list of all (free) Christmas Markets in Greater Dublin for you!

Check it out at www.dublinchristmasmarkets.com and tell all your friends!

If you are involved with any Christmas Market that is not listed there, just send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with the subject XMAS and I will look at your event and include it in the list if it fits.

www.dublinchristmasmarkets.com/

Consciously Clearing…be Clutter Free for Christmas – Talk

11:00 – 12:30, Tue 28 Nov

Tallaght Library, Library Square, Tallaght, Dublin 24

Come to this talk with Fiona Hall and find out her top tips on how to declutter effectively to re-energise your life.

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

www.eventbrite.ie/e/consciously-clearingbe-clutter-free-for-christmas-tickets-39974648249?ref=devg

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Tue 28 Nov

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

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

Admission to the gallery and to most events is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on

Beginnings of soccer in Dublin – Talk

13:10, Tue 28 Nov

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

“The beginnings of the beautiful game in Dublin: the growth of soccer in the city” is a lunchtime talk by historian Donal Fallon.

The exhibition “Patrick O’Connell- The Man who Saved FC Barcelona” curated by The Patrick O’Connell Committee will also be on display.

Admission is free, but places are limited.

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

The Gleaners – Pop-up Art Talk

13:15 – 13:45, Tue 28 Nov

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

A pop-up talk with Frances Coghlan discussing Jules Breton’s painting “The Gleaners” will take place in front of the painting in Room 2. Admission is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/gleaners-0

Dublin Library of Things – The Future – Workshop

18:00 – 20:00, Tue 28 Nov

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

After a successful month long pilot, the Dublin Library of Things team are inviting you to explore the next chapter for the library in this interactive workshop.If you are interested in the concpets of a sharing initiative and would like to be involved in the next phase of the Dublin Library of Things come to this event. Admission is free, but booking is required via the link below.

For more information check here: www.facebook.com/DublinLibraryofThings

www.eventbrite.ie/e/the-future-of-dublin-library-of-things-tickets-39867277099?ref=devg

Insights – The Lighter Side of Success – Talks

18:00 – 21:00, Tue 28 Nov

Dublin Business School. 13/14 Aungier Street, Dublin 2

The Dublin Buiness School’s “Insights” Christmas event is in aid of Temple Street Children’s hospital and it will bring you some of Irelands most inspiring entrepreneurs under 40. Learn about the journeys the speakers have taken on their road to success, including the ups, the downs and the downright funny tales.

There will be Christmas themed refreshments and coffee is sponsored by Starbucks.

Speakers are:
Áine Molloy – CMO and Co-Founder of Girlcrew
Jamie White – Thought leader, Public Speaker and Founder of Leading Social
Niamh Sherwin Barryn – Founder of The Irish Fairy Door Company
Mark McManus – GAA coach and owner of GAANutrition.ie

MC will be Comedian Danny O’Brien.

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

www.eventbrite.ie/e/insights-the-lighter-side-of-success-tickets-39696355869?ref=devg

Prostate Cancer: patient information evening about research – Talk

18:00 – 20:00, Tue 28 Nov

Trinity Translational Medicine Institute, Trinity Centre for Health Sciences, St. James’s Hospital, Dublin 8

This is a a prostate cancer research evening in the Durkan Lecture Theatre of the Trinity Translational Medicine Institute in St. James’s Hospital. The evening’s schedule is

18:00-18:30 Registration – Light refreshment
18:30-18:40 Welcome and Introduction – Prof. Stephen Finn
18:40-19:00 The Importance of Research – Lauren Brady
19:00-19:20 Exercise and Prostate Cancer – Gráinne Sheill
19:20-20:00 Q & A

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

www.eventbrite.ie/e/prostate-cancer-a-patient-information-evening-about-research-and-exercise-tickets-39512259231?ref=devg

Walking (slowly) towards Space – Talk/Show

18:00 – 20:00, Tue 28 Nov

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

“In 2014 Niamh Shaw announced to the world that she wanted to go to space; and then she made a show about it. ’To Space’ explored her impossible dream and the current state of the space industry. It’s now 2017 and where is she on her lifelong dream and how has it evolved in the past three years?

‘Walking slowly Towards Space’ will see Niamh sharing her journey, illuminating the relevance of space in our society, her progress, her struggles and challenges, and explaining why she has devoted the remainder of her life to fulfilling a childhood dream.”

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

www.eventbrite.com/e/walking-slowly-towards-space-by-niamh-shaw-tickets-9299447899?ref=devg

Science on Tap: Science of the Pint – Talks

19:00 – 22:00, Tue 28 Nov

Liquor Rooms, 7 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

The Science on Tap festival continues with talks about the drink in your glass. Physicist and foam expert Scientist Stephen Hutzler will talk about the “Science of the Pint”.

Admission is free, but registration is required.

www.eventbrite.ie/e/science-on-tap-at-the-liquor-rooms-science-of-the-pint-tickets-38471332792?ref=devg

The Dublin Language Exchange – Meetup

19:00, Tue 28 Nov

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/

Science on Tap: Something Old, Something Flu

19:30 – 22:30, Tue 28 Nov

Kennedy’s, 31-32 Westland Row, Dublin 2

Science on Tap’s second night is a family-friendly event: “Something old, Something new, Something Borrowed, Something Flu” is the name.

Geologist Patrick Orr will talk about his work with Trace Fossils and Derek Doherty will cover “Global Infectious Diseases”.

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

www.eventbrite.ie/e/science-on-tap-at-kennedys-something-old-something-flu-tickets-38471326774?ref=devg

Camden Comedy

20:00 – 22:30, Tue 28 Nov

Anseo, 18 Camden Street Lower, Dublin 2

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

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

www.facebook.com/CamdenComedyDublin/

Dublin Bluegrass Collective – Gig

20:00, Tue 28 Nov

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 28 Nov

Stag’s Head, Dame Lane, Dublin 2

Every Tuesday an informal sing along with Ukulele and Toy Musical Instruments takes place in the Stag’s Head. Just bring your instrument and come along. Beginners are welcome. Admission is free and further details (and a big book of songs) are available on the Facebook Page below.

www.facebook.com/UkuleleTuesday

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 23:00, Tue 28 Nov

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 28 Nov

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 28 Nov

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 28 Nov

The International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

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

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

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

www.international-bar.com/jazz/

Woolshed Pub Quiz

21:30, Tue 28 Nov

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 29 Nov

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Christmas Markets in Dublin – Comprehensive List

08:45, Wed 29 Nov

Dublin (various locations)

To help you with your Christmas entertainment and Christmas shopping, the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) has a comprehensive list of all (free) Christmas Markets in Greater Dublin for you!

Check it out at www.dublinchristmasmarkets.com and tell all your friends!

If you are involved with any Christmas Market that is not listed there, just send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with the subject XMAS and I will look at your event and include it in the list if it fits.

www.dublinchristmasmarkets.com/

Cyber Expo Ireland

09:00 – 18:00, Wed 29 Nov

Irish Management Institute, 16 Sandyford Road, Sandyford Industrial Estate, Dublin 16

Organised by Data Security company Renaissance, this is the first Cyber Data and Compliance Expo in Ireland. It will bring together the whole cyber ecosystem: exhibitors, resellers, end user IT experts and general business thought leaders keen to understand what they can do to mitigate security risks to their business.

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

www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cyber-expo-ireland-tickets-37835842022?ref=devg

Solidarity in Ireland: Rhetoric or Reality? – Conference

09:30 – 13:00, Wed 29 Nov

Carmelite Community Centre, 56 Aungier Street, Dublin 2

“Solidarity in Ireland: Rhetoric or Reality?” is a conference that will explore what is meant by solidarity, what undermines it in its various forms, and what facilitates it. Through the engagement of experts in the field, it will also explore the operation of solidarity in practice, in terms of the housing, health and care crises, and the financial crisis.

This forum will be of interest to community groups, NGOs and charities, policy makers, academics and individuals and activists with an interest in social justice and equality. There will be time for questions and discussion.

Admission is free, but registration is required via the link below, where you also will find additional information.

www.eventbrite.ie/e/solidarity-in-ireland-rhetoric-or-reality-research-forum-tickets-39181357495?ref=devg

What’s Stopping You? – Career Talk

10:00 – 12:30, Wed 29 Nov

Deansgrange Library, Clonkeen Drive, Deansgrange, Co. Dublin

The career talk “What’s Stopping You?” is taking place. Find out more details and register via the link below. Admission is free.

www.eventbrite.ie/e/whats-stopping-you-tickets-39836759821?ref=devg

Creative Den Drawing Session – Rua Red

11:00, Wed 29 Nov

Rua Red, South Dublin Arts Centre, Tallaght, D24

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

ruared.ie/

Photo Detectives – Guided tour

11:00, Wed 29 Nov

Gallery of Photography, Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

“Delve into this exhibition that celebrates the work and play of the lively, online community who investigate our photographs on Flickr. Who are our Photo Detectives? What do they find out? How does it all work? Join Seán Mulligan, one of our Flickr experts for this tour as he reveals the stories behind the images.”

Admission is free.

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

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Wed 29 Nov

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

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

Admission to the gallery and to most events is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Wed 29 Nov

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

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

www.ifi.ie/

Low priced books with free delivery!

13:00, Wed 29 Nov

Dublin (various locations)

Free Delivery on all Books at the Book Depository

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

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

www.bookdepository.com?a_aid=dubevg

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

Swift 350 – celebrating Jonathan Swift’s life and legacy – Talk

13:00, Wed 29 Nov

Pembroke Library, Anglesea Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

Jonathan Swift was born in Dublin on 30 November 1667 and is the author of Gulliver’s Travels, the most popular Irish book ever written. To celebrate Swift’s life and legacy, Dublin City Public Libraries will run a programme of talks, exhibition and events as part of a citywide programme for Swift 350 Festival.

In a series of illustrated talks Brendan Twomey will describe and celebrate the complexity of Swift’s life, his personality and works unfolding the story of a clergyman, philanthropist, and writer. In addition Enda Leaney, Senior Librarian will give a brief overview of the Dublin City Library & Archives’ extensive Swift Collections, including first editions of Swift’s works, illustrated children’s editions, and rare items relating to the life and work of Jonathan Swift, including Wood’s Halfpenny.

The last two venues for this talk will be
+ Wednesday 29 November at 13:00 in Pembroke Library
+ Wednesday 29 November at 18:30 in Raheny Library

Another Swift 350 event is “Rags Upon The Poddle – Songs of Jonathan Swift’s Dublin”. This events will take place

+ Wednesday 29 November at 13:00 in the Music Library, Central Library
+ Thursday 30 November at 18:30 in Rathmines Library.

Admission is free, but booking is required find the phone numbers for the libraries via the link below.

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-culture-and-amenities-dublin-city-public-libraries-and-archive-events/swift-350

Swift 350 – Jonathan Swift’s Dublin in Songs

13:00, Wed 29 Nov

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

Jonathan Swift was born in Dublin on 30 November 1667 and is the author of Gulliver’s Travels, the most popular Irish book ever written. To celebrate Swift’s life and legacy, Dublin City Public Libraries will run a programme of talks, exhibition and events as part of a citywide programme for Swift 350 Festival.

In a series of illustrated talks Brendan Twomey will describe and celebrate the complexity of Swift’s life, his personality and works unfolding the story of a clergyman, philanthropist, and writer. In addition Enda Leaney, Senior Librarian will give a brief overview of the Dublin City Library & Archives’ extensive Swift Collections, including first editions of Swift’s works, illustrated children’s editions, and rare items relating to the life and work of Jonathan Swift, including Wood’s Halfpenny.

The last two venues for this talk will be
+ Wednesday 29 November at 13:00 in Pembroke Library
+ Wednesday 29 November at 18:30 in Raheny Library

Another Swift 350 event is “Rags Upon The Poddle – Songs of Jonathan Swift’s Dublin”. This events will take place

+ Wednesday 29 November at 13:00 in the Music Library, Central Library
+ Thursday 30 November at 18:30 in Rathmines Library.

Admission is free, but booking is required find the phone numbers for the libraries via the link below.

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-culture-and-amenities-dublin-city-public-libraries-and-archive-events/swift-350

Havana International Language Exchange

16:30 – 19:30, Wed 29 Nov

Havana Tapas Bar, Georges St, Dublin 2

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

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

Chocolate Factory Wedding Open Evening

17:00, Wed 29 Nov

Chocolate Factory, 26 King’s Inn Street, Dublin 1

The Chocolate Factory is inviting to a Wedding Open Event for couples that are interested in celerating their wedding in the Chocolate Factory. Definitely not typical wedding venue, but maybe it is perfect for you?

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

www.eventbrite.ie/e/the-chocolate-factory-wedding-open-evening-tickets-39650564907?ref=devg

Introduction to Raspberry Pi and Arduino

18:00 – 20:00, Wed 29 Nov

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

Did you ever want to try your hand at programming a robot, controlling your house from your phone or simply flashing some lights? This workshop will give you taste of how inputs and outputs on small computers such as the Raspberry Pi and Arduino, can be used to create smart solutions to everyday problems.

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

www.eventbrite.ie/e/dlr-lexicon-getting-started-with-raspberry-pi-and-arduino-tickets-37874897839?ref=devg

French Tech Christmas Party

18:30, Wed 29 Nov

Opium, 26 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

The French Tech Community is coming together for a Christmas Party and some talks about “Opportunities for startups and investors in France, in the booming French Tech ecosystem”.

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

www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/french-tech-christmas-party-tickets-39322129548?ref=devg

Genocide and Ethnic Cleansing in our times: from Rwanda to the Rohingyas – Talk

18:30, Wed 29 Nov

JM Synge Theatre, Arts Building, Trinity College, Dublin 2

“Genocide and Ethnic Cleansing in our times: from Rwanda to the Rohingyas” is a multi-speaker event in TCD.

Following the Bosnian and Rwandan genocides of the 1990s, the international community vowed, as in 1945, ‘never again’. Yet further conflicts, mass killings and displacements have prompted us to question, why intervention takes so long, and how can we stop and prevent genocide and ethnic cleansing.

Find out the list of speakers and register via the link below.

www.eventbrite.ie/e/genocide-and-ethnic-cleansing-in-our-times-tickets-39772060303?ref=devg

Spike Milligan Public Speaking Competition

18:30, Wed 29 Nov

Button Factory, Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

The College of Psychiatrists of Ireland’s annual Spike Milligan Public Speaking Competition is a competition to foster and promote communication skills among doctors in training; with a focus on mental health. It is also an opportunity for public outreach and engagement on matters concerning mental health issues.

Medical Students from TCD, RCSI, QUB, UL, NUIG, UCD & UCC will battle it out for the Spike Milligan Trophy and a cash prize. This competition will test these medical student’s communication skills and knowledge of mental health, all while carrying on Spike Milligan’s legacy of destigmatising mental illness.

Admission is free, but booking is required.

www.eventbrite.ie/e/spike-milligan-public-speaking-competition-tickets-39657860729?ref=devg

Swift 350 – Jonathan Swift’s life and legacy – Talk

18:30, Wed 29 Nov

Raheny Library, Howth Road, Dublin 5

Jonathan Swift was born in Dublin on 30 November 1667 and is the author of Gulliver’s Travels, the most popular Irish book ever written. To celebrate Swift’s life and legacy, Dublin City Public Libraries will run a programme of talks, exhibition and events as part of a citywide programme for Swift 350 Festival.

In a series of illustrated talks Brendan Twomey will describe and celebrate the complexity of Swift’s life, his personality and works unfolding the story of a clergyman, philanthropist, and writer. In addition Enda Leaney, Senior Librarian will give a brief overview of the Dublin City Library & Archives’ extensive Swift Collections, including first editions of Swift’s works, illustrated children’s editions, and rare items relating to the life and work of Jonathan Swift, including Wood’s Halfpenny.

The last two venues for this talk will be
+ Wednesday 29 November at 13:00 in Pembroke Library
+ Wednesday 29 November at 18:30 in Raheny Library

Another Swift 350 event is “Rags Upon The Poddle – Songs of Jonathan Swift’s Dublin”. This events will take place

+ Wednesday 29 November at 13:00 in the Music Library, Central Library
+ Thursday 30 November at 18:30 in Rathmines Library.

Admission is free, but booking is required find the phone numbers for the libraries via the link below.

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-culture-and-amenities-dublin-city-public-libraries-and-archive-events/swift-350

DIT Band Spectacular

19:30, Wed 29 Nov

Gleeson Theatre, DIT Kevin Street, Kevin Street, Dublin 8

The orchestral studies department of the DIT Conservatory of Music & Drama is inviting to a big Band Spectacular.

Over one hundred performers will perform Wind Ensemble music:

Participating bands are: Army No.1 Band, the DIT Concert Band and the DIT Wind Ensemble.

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

www.eventbrite.ie/e/band-spectacular-tickets-40093498734?ref=devg

Dublin Jam Session – Open Jam

19:30 – 22:30, Wed 29 Nov

Tivoli Backstage, 18/19 Francis Street, Dublin 8

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

It takes place every Wednesday and admission is free.

www.facebook.com/DublinJamSessions/

Dwarf Jar Wednesday Jazz

19:30 – 22:00, Wed 29 Nov

The Dwarf Jar Cafe, 1 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

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

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/satumusikk/

Jesters Open Mic Comedy Night

19:45 – 22:00, Wed 29 Nov

The Front Door, 15 Dame Street, Dublin 2

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

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

www.facebook.com/jesterscomedy/

Brand New Switcharoo – Roots Gig

20:00, Wed 29 Nov

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

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

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

Anseo Comedy Club

20:30, Wed 29 Nov

Anseo, 18 Camden Street Lower, Dublin 2

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

Admission is free, donations are welcome.

www.facebook.com/StandUpComedyClub

The Song Room (open mic)

20:30, Wed 29 Nov

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

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

www.theglobe.ie/events

The Zodiac Sessions – Open Mic/Gig

20:30, Wed 29 Nov

Bruxelles, Harry Street, Dublin 2

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

www.facebook.com/zodiacsessions

Bad Boy Jake

21:00, Wed 29 Nov

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

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

www.dublinsessions.ie/gypsy.html

Ben Prevo – Gig

21:00, Wed 29 Nov

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

Ben Prevo will be back in the Bowery for a gig, playing Blues, Funk and jazzy tunes.

Admission is free.

thebowery.ie/calander/

Inn Jokes – Comedy Club

21:00, Wed 29 Nov

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

The November Inn Jokes Comedy night will most likely happen on 29 Nov. Unfortunately organiser and comedian Colm O’Regan is late with the updates/announcements every month and so his event often doesn’t make it in the Dublin Event Guide. Check the website below a day or two before the date.

Admission is free, but donations are appreciated.

innjokes.com/

Los Paradiso – Gig

21:00, Wed 29 Nov

Leeson Lounge, 148 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4

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

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

Resident Open Mic – Mercantile

21:00, Wed 29 Nov

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 29 Nov

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

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

The Harleys – Gig

23:55, Wed 29 Nov

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

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

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/mezzdublin

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Christmas Markets in Dublin – Comprehensive List

08:45, Thu 30 Nov

Dublin (various locations)

To help you with your Christmas entertainment and Christmas shopping, the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) has a comprehensive list of all (free) Christmas Markets in Greater Dublin for you!

Check it out at www.dublinchristmasmarkets.com and tell all your friends!

If you are involved with any Christmas Market that is not listed there, just send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with the subject XMAS and I will look at your event and include it in the list if it fits.

www.dublinchristmasmarkets.com/

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Thu 30 Nov

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

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

Admission to the gallery and to most events is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on

The Green Door Market

12:00 – 19:00, Thu 30 Nov

18 Newmarket, Dublin 8

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

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

www.facebook.com/thegreendoordublin

Card Game Made from a Hundred Japanese Poems – Talk

13:10, Thu 30 Nov

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

The “Hyakunin isshu karuta: A Card Game Made from a Hundred Japanese Poems” with Peter MacMillan, poet, printmaker and translator will take place.

Admission is free.

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

Dublin Library of Things

17:30 – 19:30, Thu 30 Nov

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

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

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

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

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

www.facebook.com/events/162071731040108

Embracing the Past, Preserving the Future -Talk

18:00 – 19:30, Thu 30 Nov

Printworks Conference Centre, Dublin Castle, Dame Street, Dublin 2

he Irish Museums Association and ICOM National Committee for Ireland invite to the James White lecture 2017 “Embracing the Past, Preserving the Future” with guest speaker Dr Tristram Hunt, director of the Victoria & Albert museum.

Admission is free, but registration is required.

www.eventbrite.ie/e/james-white-lecture-2017-dr-tristram-hunt-director-va-museum-tickets-18227085704?ref=devg

Jazz Club at Sweetman’s – Gig

18:00 – 20:00, Thu 30 Nov

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

A weekly Jazz Club event with live band is taking place at J.W. Sweetman’s.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/jwsweetman/

Little Museum of Dublin – Free Admission Thursday

18:00 – 20:00, Thu 30 Nov

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

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

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

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

www.littlemuseum.ie/

Swift 350 – Jonathan Swift’s Dublin in Songs

18:30, Thu 30 Nov

Rathmines Library, 157 Lower Rathmines Road, Dublin 6

Jonathan Swift was born in Dublin on 30 November 1667 and is the author of Gulliver’s Travels, the most popular Irish book ever written. To celebrate Swift’s life and legacy, Dublin City Public Libraries will run a programme of talks, exhibition and events as part of a citywide programme for Swift 350 Festival.

In a series of illustrated talks Brendan Twomey will describe and celebrate the complexity of Swift’s life, his personality and works unfolding the story of a clergyman, philanthropist, and writer. In addition Enda Leaney, Senior Librarian will give a brief overview of the Dublin City Library & Archives’ extensive Swift Collections, including first editions of Swift’s works, illustrated children’s editions, and rare items relating to the life and work of Jonathan Swift, including Wood’s Halfpenny.

The last two venues for this talk will be
+ Wednesday 29 November at 13:00 in Pembroke Library
+ Wednesday 29 November at 18:30 in Raheny Library

Another Swift 350 event is “Rags Upon The Poddle – Songs of Jonathan Swift’s Dublin”. This events will take place

+ Wednesday 29 November at 13:00 in the Music Library, Central Library
+ Thursday 30 November at 18:30 in Rathmines Library.

Admission is free, but booking is required find the phone numbers for the libraries via the link below.

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-culture-and-amenities-dublin-city-public-libraries-and-archive-events/swift-350

New to Dublin? Dublin Expats Meeting

19:00, Thu 30 Nov

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday Night Board Gaming

19:00, Thu 30 Nov

Ryan’s, 19 Store Street, Dublin 1

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

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/IGAGamesNights/

Table Quiz Thursday – Grand Social

20:00 – 23:00, Thu 30 Nov

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

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

Admission is free.

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

Grouse – Gig

21:00, Thu 30 Nov

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

Grouse started as a San Francisco studio project and is now a Dubby Electronica-playing 6 piece live band in Ireland.

Admission is free.

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

Session Motts / Alien She – Gig

21:00, Thu 30 Nov

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

The Sound Feed are bringing the bands Session Motts and Alien She to Sin E.

Admission is free.

sin-e.ie/events/the-sound-feed/

Singer Songwriter Night – Mother Reilly’s

21:00, Thu 30 Nov

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

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

www.facebook.com/motherreillysADMIN

The Luna Boys – Gig

21:00, Thu 30 Nov

Mercantile, 28 Dame Street, Dublin 2

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

Admission is free.

dublinsessions.ie/the-mercantile-hotel/

Brady’s Fun Pub Quiz

21:30, Thu 30 Nov

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

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

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

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

International Bar Jazz Night

21:30, Thu 30 Nov

The International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

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

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

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

www.international-bar.com/jazz/

Left, Right & Centre – Blues+Soul

21:30, Thu 30 Nov

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

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

Admission is free.

www.frankryans.com

McLoughlin’s Trad Night

21:30, Thu 30 Nov

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

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

www.mcloughlinsbar.ie

McNeills Trad Music Pub Sessions

21:30, Thu 30 Nov

J. McNeills, 140 Capel Street, Dublin 7

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

www.facebook.com/McNeillsPubSessions

Woolshed Karaoke

21:30, Thu 30 Nov

Woolshed Bar & Grill, Parnell Street, Dublin 1

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

www.woolshedbaa.com/dublin/

The Wood Burning Savages – Gig

23:00, Thu 30 Nov

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

The monthly SOMA gig in November is with The Wood Burning Savages.

SOMA originated as a series of house parties in Dublin hosting bands and DJs. The SOMA clubnight in Whelan’s carries on the house party tradition, showcasing Dublins best up and coming bands followed by SOMA DJs.

Admission is free.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/soma-013-ft-the-wood-burning-savages/

Friday 01 Dec

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Christmas Markets in Dublin – Comprehensive List

08:45, Fri 01 Dec

Dublin (various locations)

To help you with your Christmas entertainment and Christmas shopping, the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) has a comprehensive list of all (free) Christmas Markets in Greater Dublin for you!

Check it out at www.dublinchristmasmarkets.com and tell all your friends!

If you are involved with any Christmas Market that is not listed there, just send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with the subject XMAS and I will look at your event and include it in the list if it fits.

www.dublinchristmasmarkets.com/

The Story of the Capital – Exhibition in Dublin City Hall

10:00 – 17:15, Fri 01 Dec

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

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Fri 01 Dec

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

Dun Laoghaire Christmas Market

12:00 – 19:00, Fri 01 Dec

Pavilion Quarter, The Metals, Seafront, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

The Dun Laoghaire Christmas Market will open on 18 November and run until 23 December. The market will be open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. The market area is quite small along the “Metals”, which is from the Dun Laoghaire’s MarineRoad near the City Hall towards the LexiCon library along the Queen’s Road, along the harbour.

The market is open from 12:00-19:00 on Fridays and from 11:00-18:00 on Saturdays and Sundays.

Admission is free.

events.dlrcoco.ie/event/d%C3%BAn-laoghaire-christmas-festival-2017

The Green Door Market

12:00 – 19:00, Fri 01 Dec

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

Christmas Fair at the National Print Museum

16:00 – 20:00, Fri 01 Dec

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

The National Print Museum will have their Christmas Fair from Friday until Sunday. Admission is free. Opening hours are Fri 16:00-20:00 and Sat+Sun 11:00-16:00.

www.facebook.com/events/496564674075768/

No Bones About It – Comedy Night

19:00, Fri 01 Dec

Generator Hostel, Smithfield Square, Dublin 7

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

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

www.facebook.com/nobonescomedy/

Cornucopia – Live Music

19:30 – 21:30, Fri 01 Dec

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

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

www.cornucopia.ie

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Fri 01 Dec

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/

Sim Simma – Gig

21:00, Fri 01 Dec

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

Sim Simma will play Reggae, Afro, Brazilian at this gig in Bray.

Admission is free.

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

The Brady’s Session – Gig Night

21:00, Fri 01 Dec

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

The next Brady’s session, a singer/songwriter night with additional band will take place again and the line up is on the Facebook Page.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1896619657267299/

Heads Up – Gig

21:30, Fri 01 Dec

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

The band Heads up are playing a gig in the Patriot on Friday.

Admission is free.

dublinsessions.ie/the-patriots-inn/

Gavin Povey and the Fabulous Oke She Moke She Pops

22:00, Fri 01 Dec

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

McGowans Single Night

22:00, Fri 01 Dec

McGowan’s, 17 Phibsborough Road, Dublin 7

McGowans in Phibsborough run a monthly Singles Night. There will be music, games and ice breakers.

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

www.eventbrite.ie/e/mcgowans-singles-party-december-tickets-39940735816?ref=devg

The Bionic Rats – Gig

23:00, Fri 01 Dec

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

The brilliant 6 piece Ska band “The Bionic Rats” will be back in the Grand Social for their monthly gig. Expect Ska, Reggae and Coksteady.

Admission is free.

www.thegrandsocial.ie/event/bionic-rats-late/

Events Coming Up

Dublin Mountains Partnership – Guided Walks

11+12+19+25+26 November

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 11+12+19+25+26 November.

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

Not free, but interesting nevertheless:

TBA

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Growing old…and being lonely!

Former Broadcaster Vincent Browne is working with charity ALONE, which helps elderly people to age at home. At the launch of their Christmas campaign, he said that 60,000 old people get hardly any visits from friends or family. And in the article about the launch, it also explains that “In Ireland, one-third of people over the age of 65 live alone, rising to 60% for those over the age of 80.”

When I read that, I struck me that this will get worse and worse in the future because the proportion of people that live alone in the age group 30-50 is significantly larger than it ever was. There are lots of different reasons why more and more people have no partner and/or no family, but the result of it is that in the future more and more people will live alone and might at some stage experience loneliness.

What can we do about it? In my opinion we have to adjust and we have to do that rapidly. Where in the past the larger family was the support infrastructure for ageing people, in the future we will need to build a different type of community where either elderly people live in a commune-type environment OR where there are support systems created that provide entertainment but also help to people living at home alone.

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