Dublin Event Guide 549: MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

December 23rd, 2017
DEG Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events)

No. 549 | 22 December 2017

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Hi all!

MERRY CHRISTMAS!! I hope you and your families will have a great Christmas!

As you can imagine, the Dublin Event Guide is a good bit “thinner” this week, but there are still events happening, just not so many. ;-) I have used the opportunity to add some other bits of information especially for people that are not from Ireland and that are not spending Christmas with locals. In that context, also have a look at this week’s “This is Odd!” because I look exactly at the international population in Ireland and how we experience customs and traditions in our adopted home country.

In case you are wondering, the daily Facebook Messages will continue over Christmas as well and if you are on Facebook, click on Like or Comment, so that I don’t feel so lonely there over the next few days. ;-)

Thankfully the Christmas spirit “infused” a few wonderful donor and it meant that the outstanding bill was reduced this week to EUR 100. I am very grateful for your donation!! There are still a few days until the end of the month and it would be super if we could reach a pretty ZERO on the outstanding amount before we enter the next month. I suggest that people pay EUR 12 for the year, that’s just 23 cent per Dublin Event Guide Edition! But I appreciate higher and lower donations as well very much! Every Euro counts!

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Have an event-full weekend and week,

–Joerg

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Feel good slot

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

This weeks Feel Good Slot thought is from Caroline Kennedy, an American author, attorney and diplomat and the only surviving child of John F Kennedy and Jacqueline Onassis. She said:

It’s true, Christmas can feel like a lot of work, particularly for mothers. But when you look back on all the Christmases in your life, you’ll find you’ve created family traditions and lasting memories. Those memories, good and bad, are really what help to keep a family together over the long haul.


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

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Joergs Picks

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

This week my “Pick” is CHRISTMAS!!!! Have a great one! :-)

There are significantly less events than usually, but that is no surprise. Just enjoy the family, the friends, the presents, the turkey, the Christmas TV etc!

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Where is Santa?

A good friend told me a story of their son a few years ago, where the little boy checked in the evening where Santa was and when he realised that he was coming closer and closer he freaked out with fear because he was not in bed yet, but Santa was already quite near. ;-) If you want to entice your children to go to bed on Christmas Eve, you might want to use the Santa Tracker here www.noradsanta.org/ It will show you where Santa is right now.

The site is provided by the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and they are the best to know where Santa is at any moment on Christmas Eve. ;-)

Lily O’Brien’s sold to Polish company for 40mio

A very successful and also very popular Irish company from Kildare has been sold this week: Lily O’Brien’s, the manufacturer of fine and tasty chocolate pralines was sold to a Polish Company for the nice amount of EUR 40mio.

The good news is that – at least for the moment – the existing management will continue running the company and Ann O’Brien who started it in 1992 will stay on as advisor and also the jobs will stay in Newbridge, Co. Kildare. But these things can change faster than you think, so watch this space!

Chocolates from Lily O'Brien's

Lily O’Brien is obviously in the food sector where the rules are different, but imagine the same rules applied as for Internet companies:
The crazy Snapchat valuation was $29bn in 2016 when they had a revenue of only $366mio. That is a factor of 79! If Lily O’Brien’s was in the same sector, the sales price could have been 2.37bn because they had a 2016 revenue of 30mio. I’d say the previous owners would have loved that price!

More details about the sale are here www.rte.ie/news/business/2017/1222/929272-lily-o-briens/

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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.

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Christmas Markets in Dublin – Comprehensive List

08:45, Sat 23 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/

Honest2Goodness Food Market

09:30 – 16:00, Sat 23 Dec

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 23 Dec

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 23 Dec

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 23 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

Belgard Weekend Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 23 Dec

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 23 Dec

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 23 Dec

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

Temple Bar Markets

10:00 – 16:30, Sat 23 Dec

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 23 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 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 23 Dec

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

Rathmines Record Fair

10:30 – 17:30, Sat 23 Dec

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

The Bowery in Rathmines will host a Record Fair on Saturday.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/2392901757601060/

Blackrock Market

11:00 – 17:30, Sat 23 Dec

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/

Live Animal Crib

11:00 – 17:00, Sat 23 Dec

Mansion House, Dawson St, Dublin 2

The Live Animal Crib at Mansion House is a yearly Christmas feature. It will be open until Christmas Eve and is brought to you in association with the Irish Farmers Association.

And just in case you are worried: The animals in the crib are brought there in the morning and brought back home in the evening, so they are looked after well.

Admission is free, but donations for the charity “Mansion House Fuel Fund” are appreciated.

Moving Crib in St. Martin Apostolate

11:00 – 18:00, Sat 23 Dec

St. Martin Apostolate, 42 Parnell Square West, Dublin 1

The Moving Crib of the St. Martin Apostolate is a whole basement full of handcrafted figures in front of painted backgrounds of nativity related scenes. There are 14 scenes, beginning with Adam and Eve and finishing with Christmas. Nearly all figures are moving and this historic crib, which was created in 1956, still fascinates children and even adults.

I was there two years ago and it is indeed fascinating. It won’t blow you away, but your kids could be a lot more impressed than you!! ;-)

Admission is free, but for the upkeep of the crib, a donation is very much appreciated.

The opening times are 28 Nov-08 January: Mon-Fri 14:00-18:00 and Sat+Sun: 11:00-18:00. (Closed on 25+26 Dec and 01 Jan)

www.stmartin.ie/crib/

Après Village – Christmas Market

12:00 – 19:00, Sat 23 Dec

George’s Dock, IFSC, Dublin 1

In previous years the biggest Outdoor Christmas Market in Dublin took place around the CHQ Building. In some years it was a very good attempt, in other years less so.

This year, the George’s Dock platform was turned into a Christmas Party venue with big tent. Outside the party bookings, you won’t get access to the platform, but next to the CHQ Building a few Christmas Market stalls form the entrance to the party venue and access to the Après Village is free.

Opening hours are 12:00-19:00 and the opening days are 07-10+14-23 December.

The focus is very much on selling the EUR 16 Euro per person tickets for the party venue “Après Lodge”, so I am not sure yet how good the Christmas Market component “Après Village” is, but I will check it out at the next opportunity.

www.apresdublin.com/apres-village

Dun Laoghaire Christmas Market

12:00 – 19:00, Sat 23 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 every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. 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, but at least it is an outdoor Christmas Market, something Dublin can’t manage to organise! ;-)

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

Ha’penny Flea Market

12:00 – 17:00, Sat 23 Dec

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/

Mart’s Green Christmas Market

12:00 – 19:00, Sat 23 Dec

The MART, 190a Rathmines Road Lower, Rathmines, Dublin 6

Mart’s Green Christmas Market will be in the Old Fire Station in Rathmines.

Admission is free.

www.mart.ie/market/

National Gallery Tour

12:30 – 13:15, Sat 23 Dec

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

A tour will take place in the newly rehung exhibition of the National Gallery.

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

www.nationalgallery.ie/tour-53

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Sat 23 Dec

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

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

www.ifi.ie/

Chester Beatty Library – Guided Tour

14:00, Sat 23 Dec

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 23 Dec

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/

National Gallery Tour

14:30 – 15:15, Sat 23 Dec

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

A tour will take place in the newly rehung exhibition of the National Gallery.

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

www.nationalgallery.ie/tour-54

The Snowman – Storytelling & Song

16:00 – 17:00, Sat 23 Dec

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

The Snowman is a family event in St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Hear the story of James and the Snowman told by narrator Morgan Crowley with help from the Choristers of Saint Patrick’s Cathedral.

Admission is free, but booking is required via the website below. Donations for the Laury Lynn Children’s Hospice are appreciated.

www.stpatrickscathedral.ie/event/the-snowman/

New Valley Wolves Xmas Bash – Gig

20:30, Sat 23 Dec

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

The New Valley Wolves are playing a blues rock gig in Sin E and they are bringing their guests “Boom Child” and “Pearl”.

Admission is free.

sin-e.ie/events/new-valley-wolves-xmas-bash/

Gin ‘n’ Juice – Gig

21:00, Sat 23 Dec

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

Gin ‘n’ Juice will play Hip Hop Classics.

Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/gin-n-juice1

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Sat 23 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/

Red Hot Copy Peppers – Gig

21:00, Sat 23 Dec

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

The Red Hot Chilly Peppers Tribute Band “Red Hot Copy Peppers” will play a gig in the Mezz. The official starting time is 21:00, but don’t trust that, I bet it will be a good bit later!

Admission is free.

www.mezz.ie/events/

Phil Udell – WordUp Collective

21:30, Sat 23 Dec

Wiley Fox, 28 Eden Quay, Dublin 1

Phil Udell will perform at the WordUp Collective Christmas Party.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/151540655573025

LIke a Version – Modern Swing Gig

22:00, Sat 23 Dec

Mint Bar, Westin Hotel, 35-39 Westmoreland Street, Dublin 2

“Like a Version” are playing modern swing, dixie & ragtime versions of popular pop tunes.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/147744242515580/

Beatclub – Gig

22:30, Sat 23 Dec

The Step Inn, Enniskerry Road, Stepaside Village, Dublin 18

6-piece band Beatclub is playing a gig in the Step Inn.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1275010499312292/

Vatican II / Cobra Truth – Gig

22:30, Sat 23 Dec

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Vatican II and support “Cobra Truth” are playing a gig in Whelan’s on Saturday.

Admission is free before 22:30.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/midnight-hour-w-vatican-ii-cobra-truth/

Sunday 24 Dec

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Christmas Eve – What’s happening?

09:00, Sun 24 Dec

Dublin (various locations)

Christmas Eve is an extremely busy day and then an oddly quiet day.

The City Centre and the Shopping Centres will be absolutely packed (and there will be a significantly larger proportion of men than women becoming increasingly irate and buying stuff that shouldn’t be bought by anyone :-) ) and the hectic increases throughout the day until around 15:00-16:00, when the shops in the City Centre start to close. Some shopping centres are open until 18:00, but that is it then! NO more shopping for Christmas 2017!

An unusual calm starts engulfing the City Centre once the shops are closed and only pubs remain open to take in the shoppers that want to end the day with Christmas Drinks. Then the Christmas Masses start with Children’s Masses around 18:00 and then for the grown ups at 20:00, or “midnight” mass at 22:00 in some cases even at midnight.

Pubs stay open for another bit (until around midnight) but things are a lot quieter than on a normal evening.

….and then Christmas starts!!

Belgard Weekend Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 24 Dec

Belgard Road, Dublin 24

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

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

www.facebook.com/belgardmarket

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 24 Dec

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 24 Dec

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 24 Dec

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 24 Dec

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

Dun Laoghaire Market

11:00 – 16:00, Sun 24 Dec

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 24 Dec

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

Live Animal Crib

11:00 – 13:00, Sun 24 Dec

Mansion House, Dawson St, Dublin 2

The Live Animal Crib at Mansion House is a yearly Christmas feature. It will be open until Christmas Eve and is brought to you in association with the Irish Farmers Association.

And just in case you are worried: The animals in the crib are brought there in the morning and brought back home in the evening, so they are looked after well.

Admission is free, but donations for the charity “Mansion House Fuel Fund” are appreciated.

Moving Crib in St. Martin Apostolate

11:00 – 18:00, Sun 24 Dec

St. Martin Apostolate, 42 Parnell Square West, Dublin 1

The Moving Crib of the St. Martin Apostolate is a whole basement full of handcrafted figures in front of painted backgrounds of nativity related scenes. There are 14 scenes, beginning with Adam and Eve and finishing with Christmas. Nearly all figures are moving and this historic crib, which was created in 1956, still fascinates children and even adults.

I was there two years ago and it is indeed fascinating. It won’t blow you away, but your kids could be a lot more impressed than you!! ;-)

Admission is free, but for the upkeep of the crib, a donation is very much appreciated.

The opening times are 28 Nov-08 January: Mon-Fri 14:00-18:00 and Sat+Sun: 11:00-18:00. (Closed on 25+26 Dec and 01 Jan)

www.stmartin.ie/crib/

Palestrina Choir

11:00, Sun 24 Dec

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

Blackrock Market

12:00 – 17:30, Sun 24 Dec

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/

Guided Walks – Botanic Gardens

12:00 – 15:30, Sun 24 Dec

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

Magazine Fort – Guided Tour

12:00, Sun 24 Dec

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/

Dublin Sketchers – Sunday Meet-up

14:00, Sun 24 Dec

Dublin (various locations)

The “Dublin Sketchers” is an informal group of (hobby) artists who go somewhere different in Dublin every Sunday (e.g. National Museum, Maritime Museum, Dublin Flea Market, Farmleigh, Botanic Gardens, Dublin Castle, Science Gallery, …), sketch for one to two hours and then meet up for coffee afterwards and discuss their sketches.

There are some hugely talented people among them and it is a great idea to meet up with others who have the same hobby. Find out on their website below or on their Facebook Page where they will meet and join them if you do some sketching/drawing yourself. I know that the Dublin Sketchers often use the Dublin Event Guide to find interesting free events and I am delighted to be able to help!

www.dublinsketchers.blogspot.com/

Hugh Lane Gallery – Guided Tour

14:00, Sun 24 Dec

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 24 Dec

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

Chester Beatty Library – Guided Tour

15:00, Sun 24 Dec

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

Museum Tour – National Print Museum

15:00 – 16:30, Sun 24 Dec

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

Locoswing – Gig

16:00 – 18:00, Sun 24 Dec

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

Gypsy Swing Band “Locoswing” will play a gig in the Patriot Inn.

Admission is free.

dublinsessions.ie/the-patriots-inn/

Blues Got Soul – Gig

17:00 – 20:15, Sun 24 Dec

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 24 Dec

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

Dixieland Jazzmen – Gig

18:30 – 20:30, Sun 24 Dec

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/

Gardiner Street Gospel Choir Christmas Eve Mass

20:00 – 20:30, Sun 24 Dec

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 at 19:30, but Christmas Eve is a little different. The mass starts on Christmas Eve at 20:00, but from 19:30 a Carol singing will take place.

Important: If you want to come to the Christmas Eve mass, make sure that you arrive early. It will be standing room only, so if you arrive after 19:30, be prepared that you might have to stand.

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

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 00:00, Sun 24 Dec

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

Hold up – Gig

21:00, Sun 24 Dec

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

Hold Up are playing Funl, Pop and Soul in Bray.

Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/hold-up-christmas-eve

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Christmas Day – What’s happening?

09:00, Mon 25 Dec

Dublin (various locations)

Christmas Day is the main day of Christmas in Ireland.

For Families with children, the day starts VERY early. Most kids can’t wait to check if Santa Clause brought them some presents (and ate the cookies and drank the milk or the Guinness that they left for him). So morning time is present time for the kids. (In families with no kids or older kids the presents are exchanged just before the Christmas Dinner.)

For others the day starts with a traditional Sea Swim at the Forty Foot in Sandycove, south of Dun Laoghaire or in Portmarnock. Sounds freezing cold? Well, the water should be around toasty 9 degrees, that is not THAT bad. You can watch the lobster red swimmers emerging from the waters.

More sports after that? Then the GOAL runs could be for you. They happen in numerous locations (www.goalglobal.org/events/event/goal-mile) and are an easy on mile run for charity GOAL. One of the biggest ones will be in Phoenix Park at the Papal Cross from 10:30-12:00. It is not a free event, but a charity event on Christmas Day does make a lot of sense.

What next? Visiting friends and family while the turkey is simmering in the oven and then back home for the Christmas Dinner around 15:00. After that flaking out with a full belly in front of the TV? Or playing some games? Too much food, too much alcohol, but it is all part of Christmas. :-)

If you are a tourist in Dublin, you will NOT like this day! Dublin’s hospitality is on “on ice” for a day. Nobody is properly looking after tourists and I think it is unfair not to warn them. If you are looking for food in town, go to a Spar or Centra because you won’t find a restaurant open. The good news is though, that these extraordinary circumstances only last for a single day. Things will improve on 26 December.

Christmas Day Swim

10:00, Mon 25 Dec

Various locations in Dublin and Dun Laoghaire

Every year on Christmas Day a Sea Swim takes place in Portmarnock and at the 40 Foot in Sandycove (Dun Laoghaire). It is not an overly official event and everybody is welcome. In Portmarnock a collection for two charities will take place and mulled wine will be available for swimmers. But importantly, you don’t HAVE to swim to support the swimmers.

www.facebook.com/events/1964319960504930/

Tuesday 26 Dec

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St. Stephen’s Day – What’s happening?

09:00, Tue 26 Dec

Dublin (various locations)

The second day of Christmas holidays is St. Stephen’s Day on 26 December. In many countries this is a proper holiday, not so in Ireland! Shops in the City Centre and all shopping centres open on St. Stephen’s Day, many for the full day from 09:00-18:00. Smaller shops and some food supermarkets (e.g. Lidl) will stay closed so don’t expect that ALL shops are open, but many many will be.

By the way, this day is called St. Stephen’s Day and NOT Boxing Day in Ireland!! Don’t get in trouble by giving it the wrong name.

Father Ted Day

18:00, Tue 26 Dec

The Bernard Shaw, 12 Richmond Street South, Dublin 8

Every year on St Stephen’s Day a Fr Ted Day takes place in the Bernard Shaw Pub. There will be a quiz,a Lovely Girls COmpetition and a Handsome Priest Competition. Prizes will be given for the best dressed.

Admission is free. Prebooking is required for the quiz, see the website below.

www.facebook.com/events/365320363916134/

Camden Comedy

20:00 – 22:30, Tue 26 Dec

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 26 Dec

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 26 Dec

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

Light House Sessions – Open Mic Night

20:30, Tue 26 Dec

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

The Light House Sessions is an Open Mic Night in the Bowery. There will be music, comedy and spoken word and admission is free.

thebowery.ie/calander/

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 23:00, Tue 26 Dec

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

Rewind – Gig

21:00, Tue 26 Dec

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

Rewind are playing Dub Reggae.

Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/rewind-stephens-night

Tetris – Gig

21:00, Tue 26 Dec

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

Tetris will play a gig in the Mezz at some stage (well) after 21:00.

Admission is free.

www.mezz.ie/events/

The Lounge Quintet – Jazz Gig

21:00, Tue 26 Dec

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

International Bar Jazz Night

21:30, Tue 26 Dec

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 26 Dec

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

The Guilty Party – Gig

22:00, Tue 26 Dec

McNeill’s of Howth, 19 Main Street, Howth, Co. Dublin

McNeill’s of Howth are inviting to a gig with The Guilty Party on Tuesday.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/160974661304915/

Wednesday 27 Dec

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Moving Crib in St. Martin Apostolate

11:00 – 18:00, Wed 27 Dec

St. Martin Apostolate, 42 Parnell Square West, Dublin 1

The Moving Crib of the St. Martin Apostolate is a whole basement full of handcrafted figures in front of painted backgrounds of nativity related scenes. There are 14 scenes, beginning with Adam and Eve and finishing with Christmas. Nearly all figures are moving and this historic crib, which was created in 1956, still fascinates children and even adults.

I was there two years ago and it is indeed fascinating. It won’t blow you away, but your kids could be a lot more impressed than you!! ;-)

Admission is free, but for the upkeep of the crib, a donation is very much appreciated.

The opening times are 28 Nov-08 January: Mon-Fri 14:00-18:00 and Sat+Sun: 11:00-18:00. (Closed on 25+26 Dec and 01 Jan)

www.stmartin.ie/crib/

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Wed 27 Dec

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

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

www.ifi.ie/

Support the Dublin Event Guide – Buy your books here!

13:00, Wed 27 Dec

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

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Havana International Language Exchange

16:30 – 19:30, Wed 27 Dec

Havana Tapas Bar, Georges St, Dublin 2

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

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

Dublin Jam Session – Open Jam

19:30 – 22:30, Wed 27 Dec

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 27 Dec

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 27 Dec

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/

Anseo Comedy Club

20:30, Wed 27 Dec

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 27 Dec

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 27 Dec

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 27 Dec

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

Forro Wednesday

21:00, Wed 27 Dec

Woolshed Bar & Grill, Parnell Street, Dublin 1

Forro Wednesday in the Woolshed Bar is a weekly free Forro Dance event.

www.facebook.com/events/137957730197202/

Los Paradiso – Gig

21:00, Wed 27 Dec

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

The HardChargers – Gig

21:00, Wed 27 Dec

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

The HardChargers are playing a gig in the Harbour Bar.

Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/the-hardchargers5

Trad Session

21:30, Wed 27 Dec

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).

Wednesday Night Jazz

21:30, Wed 27 Dec

Chambers Pub, 13 Merrion Row, Dublin 2

This is a weekly Jazz gig in the Chambers Pub.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1973708379312745/

The Harley’s – Gig

23:00, Wed 27 Dec

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

The Harley’s will play a gig in the Mezz.

Admission is free.

www.mezz.ie/events/

Thursday 28 Dec

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Moving Crib in St. Martin Apostolate

11:00 – 18:00, Thu 28 Dec

St. Martin Apostolate, 42 Parnell Square West, Dublin 1

The Moving Crib of the St. Martin Apostolate is a whole basement full of handcrafted figures in front of painted backgrounds of nativity related scenes. There are 14 scenes, beginning with Adam and Eve and finishing with Christmas. Nearly all figures are moving and this historic crib, which was created in 1956, still fascinates children and even adults.

I was there two years ago and it is indeed fascinating. It won’t blow you away, but your kids could be a lot more impressed than you!! ;-)

Admission is free, but for the upkeep of the crib, a donation is very much appreciated.

The opening times are 28 Nov-08 January: Mon-Fri 14:00-18:00 and Sat+Sun: 11:00-18:00. (Closed on 25+26 Dec and 01 Jan)

www.stmartin.ie/crib/

The Green Door Market

12:00 – 19:00, Thu 28 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

Big Screen Quiz Night

18:00 – 21:00, Thu 28 Dec

Sinnott’s Bar, South King Street, Dublin 2

The Big Screen Quiz Night takes place in Sinnott’s. Admission is free and you can win amazing prizes. You can play in a group or on your own.

www.facebook.com/events/689476054583147/

Jazz Club at Sweetman’s – Gig

18:00 – 20:00, Thu 28 Dec

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 28 Dec

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 10 for adults and admission is by guided tour only.

www.littlemuseum.ie/

Evening Tour – National Gallery

18:30 – 19:15, Thu 28 Dec

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

An evening tour takes place in the National Gallery. Meet at the Merrion Square information desk.

Admission is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/evening-tour-13

New to Dublin? Dublin Expats Meeting

19:00, Thu 28 Dec

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 28 Dec

Ryan’s, 19 Store Street, Dublin 1

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

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/IGAGamesNights/

Crystal Skull Sessions

20:30, Thu 28 Dec

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

The Crystal Skull Sessions is a band competition in Sin É. This will be Heat 4 of the competition,

“A variety of acts perform at each heat and are randomly selected from an ancient skull who determines their faith. The crowd gets to vote for their favourite act to get through to the final with an epic grand prize to be won.”

Admission is free.

sin-e.ie/events/the-crystal-skull-sessions/

Brian Meakin – Blues Gig

21:00, Thu 28 Dec

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

Brian Meakin in playing a Blues gig.

Admission is free.

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

Gin ‘n’ Juice – Gig

21:00, Thu 28 Dec

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

Gin ‘n’ Juice will play a gig in the Mezz and will start at some time between 21:00 and 00:00.

Admission is free.

www.mezz.ie/events/

Singer Songwriter Night – Mother Reilly’s

21:00, Thu 28 Dec

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

Brady’s Fun Pub Quiz

21:30, Thu 28 Dec

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 28 Dec

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 28 Dec

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 28 Dec

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 28 Dec

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 28 Dec

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/

Surfing Champions of Mexico – Gig

22:00, Thu 28 Dec

Chambers Pub, 13 Merrion Row, Dublin 2

The “Surfing Champions of Mexico” will play blues, funk, soul and jazz at this gig.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/575814012770103/

Friday 29 Dec

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The Story of the Capital – Exhibition in Dublin City Hall

10:00 – 17:15, Fri 29 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

Moving Crib in St. Martin Apostolate

11:00 – 18:00, Fri 29 Dec

St. Martin Apostolate, 42 Parnell Square West, Dublin 1

The Moving Crib of the St. Martin Apostolate is a whole basement full of handcrafted figures in front of painted backgrounds of nativity related scenes. There are 14 scenes, beginning with Adam and Eve and finishing with Christmas. Nearly all figures are moving and this historic crib, which was created in 1956, still fascinates children and even adults.

I was there two years ago and it is indeed fascinating. It won’t blow you away, but your kids could be a lot more impressed than you!! ;-)

Admission is free, but for the upkeep of the crib, a donation is very much appreciated.

The opening times are 28 Nov-08 January: Mon-Fri 14:00-18:00 and Sat+Sun: 11:00-18:00. (Closed on 25+26 Dec and 01 Jan)

www.stmartin.ie/crib/

Culture Club at Collins Barracks

11:30 – 13:00, Fri 29 Dec

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

The Culture Club at Collins Barracks invites members to explore and enjoy the collections at Collins Barracks through a series of specially arranged guided tours and activities in the company of museum staff followed by ’Tea & Chat’ and an opportunity to mingle. The Clubs take place on the last Friday of each month. For the final Culture Club of 2017, Museum educator and historian Holly Furlong focuses on Women’s roles in History in advance of the forthcoming centenary of Irish women’s suffrage in 2018.

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

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=3475

The Green Door Market

12:00 – 19:00, Fri 29 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

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Treasures of the National Museum – Family Tour

13:00 – 13:45, Fri 29 Dec

National Museum, Kildare Street (Archaeology), Dublin 2

Treasures of the National Museum is a tour of the iconic treasures in the National Museum, including the ‘Tara’ Brooch and the Ardagh Chalice.

Admission is free and places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Suitable for Ages 7+.

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=3440

Cornucopia – Live Music

19:30 – 21:30, Fri 29 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 29 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/

My Fellow Sponges – Gig

21:00, Fri 29 Dec

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

My Fellow Sponges are a band from Galway, playing a sound that incorporates elements of Minimalism, Folk, Bossa and more recently synth-heavy electro with influences that include: Kate Bush, Devendra Bahnhart, Joanna Newsom, Brian Eno, Philip Glass and Django Django.

Admission is free.

sin-e.ie/events/my-fellow-sponges/

The Bionic Rats – Gig

21:00, Fri 29 Dec

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

The popular Bionic Rats are playing a Ska and Reggae gig in the Harbour Bar.

Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/the-bionic-rats4

The Group – Gig

21:00, Fri 29 Dec

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

The Group will play a gig in the Mezz and they will start at some time between 21:00 and 00:00.

Admission is free.

www.mezz.ie/events/

Dead Ringer – Gig

21:30, Fri 29 Dec

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

Rock, Blues and Soul Band Dead Ringer are playing a gig.

Admission is free.

dublinsessions.ie/the-patriots-inn/

Events Coming Up

Dublin Mountains Partnership – Guided Walks

10+16+17+22+30 December

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 10+16+17+22+30 December

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

Not free, but interesting nevertheless:

TBA

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How do foreigners find out about Irish culture?

“Culture” is a complex thing! Dublin has a very multi-national population and at some point many of the people from other countries will go to their home country and will bring a piece if Irish culture with them or might even be seen as experts on Irish culture. But have they really lived in Ireland?

This is not an Ireland-specific problem, but the Brazilian community in Dublin spends most of the time with other Brazilians, the Polish community sticks together, the Chinese community does the same and I could go on. By not living with Irish people, however, this means that the international community will never really get in contact with Irish culture.

They don’t know what the Late Late Toy Show means in Ireland. Or the Rose of Tralee. They don’t have experienced Christmas Day in an Irish family. They have never heard of Horlicks and when they hear “Irish stew”, they think it should contain Guinness or other new fandangled things.

Now you sure could say that nobody needs to know about about the Rose of Tralee or Horlicks or the Child of Prague because even among the Irish younger population these things lose relevance. But it still means that there are parallel universes in the same country where all people involved THINK they know what Irish culture is, but they don’t!

At Christmas, Brussels sprouts are obligatory here! Gammon/Ham and Turkey BOTH are needed to have a proper Irish Christmas Dinner. But does a Brazilian or Polish or Chinese or German who lives here but has never lived in and with an Irish family know these things?

Maybe there should be “culture classes”? ;-) To make sure that at least the stories are told, even if they other nationals won’t get a chance to live it?!

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