Dublin Event Guide 554: Templebar Tradfest, Dublin Flea Market, Battle of the Paddles

January 27th, 2018
DEG Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events)

No. 554 | 26 January 2018

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Hi all!

Last week I was super late with this Dublin Event Guide. This week I am late but much better. During the week the Facebook algorithm shock has happened, so we lost LOTS of Dublin Event Guide supporters because they can’t see the daily posts anymore. Check the Dublin News for some updates.

And I will leave this here for another week: I am looking for helpers! If you are interested, or know someone who is, please contact me. I can offer fame (well, a bit at least! ;-) ) but unfortunately no fortune! But I will be happy to tell/teach you a lot about the Dublin Event Guide. :-) Send an e-mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with subject HELPERS. Thank you!!

The outstanding bill for January is down to EUR 75, but the month is nearly over. :-O So it is getting super super tight again! If you can, it would be great if you could help. I am suggesting a very fair EUR 12 for the year, that’s just 23 cent per Dublin Event Guide Edition or less than 3 pints for the whole year! That’s not much if you think about how much value the Dublin Event Guide brings you every week! ;-) Higher and lower donations are also appreciated! Every Euro counts!

If you are a great and helpful person, you can help via PayPal here or if you don’t like PayPal too much and prefer to use your credit card go to GoFundMe here. THANK YOU!!

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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.

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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!

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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 Pat McK, Jennifer R, Sophie P-L and Jenny B were so great to help with a donation! Thanks a lot!! You and all the other donors throughout the year are keeping the Dublin Event Guide alive! Without you, there would be no Dublin Event Guide!!

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.
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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.

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

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

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Joergs Picks

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

This weekend there are some Templebar Tradefest events on Saturday and Sunday. Then there is the Dublin Flea Market on Sunday and check out the Battle of the Paddles Table Tennis Tournament on Monday and Tuesday. Sounds like fun! :-)

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Competitions

NSW Public Schools Symphony Orchestra & Choir – Ticket Competition

28 January – 19:30
The Helix, DCU, Collins Avenue, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

On 28 January the NSW Public Schools Symphony Orchestra & Choir will perform a concert in the Mahony Hall of the Helix as a final concert of their UK & Ireland concert tour. They will perform works from Tchaikovsky, Beethoven, Whitacre, Whitwell and Riebl.

The orchestra has 69 musicians and the choir 42 singers with an average age of 16 years. Together with the Australian orchestra and choir, the National Youth Orchestra of Ireland, the Ossia Youth Choir and the Belvedere College Chamber Choir will perform.

Admission is EUR 5 and can be bought via the Helix website here.

The promoter of the concert made more than 20 pairs of tickets available and all winners have been notified.

www.thehelix.ie/what-s-on/all-events/from-down-under-nsw-ps-symphony-orchestra-choi/

The Night of Ideas – Premiere Screening and Discussion – Ticket Competition

Thursday 25 January – 20:20
Irish Film Institute, 6 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

The French Embassy, the Institut Français Paris and the IFI are presenting the first “Night of Ideas” in Ireland, a worldwide event that celebrates the stream of ideas between countries, cultures, topics and generations.

The event will start with the Irish premiere screening of the documentary “The Russian Revolution Through its Films (L’utopie des images de la Révolution russe)” selected at the 2017 Mostra of Venice with director Emmanuel Hamon and scripwriter Thomas Cheysson in attendance. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion on the Power of images featuring director Emmanuel Hamon, screenwriter Thomas Cheysson, Dr Ailise Bulfin of UCD and Donald Clarke of the Irish Times.

The film will be screened in French with English subtitles, the discussion is in English.

Tickets are EUR 11 and can be bought here.

The French Embassy has made 2 tickets available for a competition and the winners were Virginie Masse Gupta and Lucie Rondeau. Congratulations!

ie.ambafrance.org/Special-Event-The-first-Night-of-Ideas-in-Ireland

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Is this the beginning of the end? – Faceboo Changes and the Dublin Event Guide

Facebook was one of the most important ways for me to spraed the word about the Dublin Event Guide in recent years. With nearly 75,000 Fans, the community on Facebook grew much bigger than the 24,000 e-mail magazine subscriber list and it is a more interactive community. BUT the downside is that on Facebook every Page owner is totally dependent on Facebook’s algorithm to reach people unless you can and are willing to pay to get your message in front of your audience. I know (small!!) companies who spend more than EUR 2,000 per month on Facebook ads, but that will never happen for the Dublin Event Guide.

So we are dependent on organic reach and that collapsed last week! Mark Zuckerberg had announced it about two weeks ago. They want to let us see more updates from our friends and less from Pages. That sounds good initially, but then you realise that Facebook is NOT a charity, so they will still need to make money through Pages paying for ads. I therefore don’t believe that “We now care for you, dear users!” line. It’s as believable as when Michael O’Leary from Ryanair says that he cares about Ryanair customers!

But the bottom line stays the same: Pages will be shown MUCH less…unless you pay. The Dublin Event Guide page’s daily post reached lately approx. 10,000-15,000 per day and on the day after the algorithm change, this dropped to just above 1,400. So that is a dramatic change.

If you don’t see the daily posts anymore, go to the Page, then make sure you have clicked on LIKE. Then click on FOLLOW and find “SEE FIRST”. When you have enabled that, you will see every daily Dublin Event Guide post. Also please tell your friends about it, because I will probably not get to reach them anymore. Quite annoying, but that’s the downside of Facebook! THEY control you! E-Mail Marketing is the only reliable way forward!

17 bus routes will be diverted away from College Green

Because the Luas trains are getting longer to deal with the demand and because all the buses and taxis cause delays on the College Green stretch, 17 bus routes will be diverted from this Monday. Inexplicably, it was decided. however, not to remove taxis from that route (yet).

The buses 25, 25a, 25b, 25d, 37, 39, 39a, 70 and 25x, 27x, 32x, 33x, 39x, 41x, 51x, 66x, 67x will be affected and more details about the new route can be found in this RTE.ie article.

Supermacs’ announces six new outlets – A foreigner asks WHY? ;-)

As you know, I didn’t grow up in Ireland and never lived in the countryside, maybe that is the reason why I don’t get Supermacs?

They announced the creation of 400 jobs (Great!) and the opening of six (!) more outlets, which will bring the number of outlets in Ireland to a whopping 114! That is a great achievement, but I just don’t get how and why. Now I have to admit that I only once ate in Supermacs, so what is it that gets people excited about them?

To me, they seem like an odd mush-up of McDonalds, KFC, Subway and your local (Italian) chipper and I then wonder if it is a “Jack of all trades and master of none” scenario or if their food is better than the one from the mentioned competitors.Why would you go to Supermacs and not go to the others?

Three (!!) stores will open in Cork, and the others are in Balbriggan Co Dublin, Donegal town and Naas, Co Kildare. So maybe only country (especially from Cork) people get it? ;-)

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

Dun Laoghaire: Winter of Heritage

The “Winter of Heritage”, “Spring into Heritage” and “Summer of Heritage” programes, are a series of free guided tours run by the Heritage Office of Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council. From 22 January until 18 February, there a free tours every day in some of the following venues: James Joyce Tower & Museum, Cabinteely House, Marlay House and The Oratory. In addition there will be four public lectures.

The programme is here events.dlrcoco.ie/event/winter-heritage-2018 and a downloadable PDF version can be found here events.dlrcoco.ie/sites/default/files/WoH2018.pdf Admission is free to all tours and lectures.

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.

Humans of Dublin by Peter Varga

08 January – 31 March

dlr LexIcon Library, Haigh Terrace, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

An exhibition of 60 photos by Peter Varga from his “Humans of Dublin” series will be on show in dlr LexIcon from 08 January – 31 March 2018.

“Peter Varga was working in a Dublin café when he decided to follow his passion and dedicate himself to photography. Inspired by the success of the Humans of New York project, he began to walk the streets of Dublin interviewing and photographing those he met along the way. What he uncovered were the powerful stories that hide in plain sight as we rush about our busy lives, too busy to notice. So began the social media phenomenon that is Humans of Dublin whose social media pages have over 175,000 followers. There are tales of inspiration and joy and those of heartbreak and loss, all of human life is present in this remarkable portrait of a diverse and vibrant city.”

La Danse contemporaine en questions

from 11 Jan

Alliance Francaise, 1 Kildare Street, Dublin 2

Over the past three decades, the world of contemporary dance has evolved spectacularly in leaps and bounds through a multitude of different creative approaches to choreography. The Alliance Française Dublin in partnership with the Fondation Alliance Française will showcase in January and February an exploration of this universe of movement and its evolution in France since the 80s.
The exhibition was designed and coproduced by Centre National de la Danse and the Institut Français.

Admission is free. www.alliance-francaise.ie/culture/

Jacob’s Biscuit Factory & Dublin: An Assorted History

December 2017-March 2018 (Mon-Sat: 10:00-17:15)

Dublin City Hall, Dame Street, Dublin 2

The extensive Jacob Biscuit Factory Archive held at Dublin City Library and Archive is thge basis of this exhibition that explores all aspects of the factory’s twentieth century history and its impact on lives of Dubliners. On panels the history of the factory, the workers, the products it produced and its role in Irish life are described.

Find out the history of the Jacobs cream-cracker, who was the marketing genius to develop the concept of Jim Figgerty, and how did major national and international events from World Wars to 1916 Rising impact the business, customers and staff.

The exhibition is in the Vaults of Dublin City Hall and will run from December until March. It will be closed from 22 December until 03 January 2018.

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-culture-and-amenities-dublin-city-public-libraries-and-archive-events/jacob%E2%80%99s

Saturday 27 Jan

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Car Boot Sales – Tallaght

08:00 – 12:00, Sat 27 Jan

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/

Temple Bar Tradfest 2018

09:00, Sat 27 Jan

Temple Bar, Dublin 2

The Temple Bar Tradfest 2018 will take place from Wednesday 24 Jan until Sunday 28 Jan. There are non-free and free events taking place, but it is sooo difficult to identify from the website what is free that I gave up frustrated.

The general rule is that all headline events are not free. All “Frontline” events were free but are nearly all sold out (Interestingly, you had to pay EUR 2.99 to get a free ticket. :-O).

So what is left? The Music Trail is left! 15 pubs in Temple Bar take part and will have gigs during the Tradfest that are free.

The Family Concerts in the Printworks building at Dublin Castle on Saturday (12:00-17:10) and Sunday (12;00-16:20) are also free.

And if you have kids, look through the list of Tradkids events and you will find a few free ones.

There is also a Tradfest App that might help you, but I didn’t get a chance to try it out.

As far as I can see, there is NO outdoor stage with music, maybe that is the Family Concert at Dublin Castle. I guess it is just too cold for playing instruments outdoor .

tradfest.ie/

Honest2Goodness Food Market

09:30 – 16:00, Sat 27 Jan

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 27 Jan

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 27 Jan

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 27 Jan

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 27 Jan

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 27 Jan

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 27 Jan

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

Taxidermy: Creation & Conservation – Drop-in activity

10:00 – 13:00, Sat 27 Jan

National Museum, Merrion Street (Natural History), Dublin 2

Taxidermy: Creation & Conservation is a Drop-in event in the Natural History Museum.

How do natural history museums acquire and care for their collections in the 21st century? Drop into the “Dead Zoo” and meet ethical taxidermist Jazmine Miles-Long and natural history conservator Lucie Mascord. See up close the techniques involved in mounting or stuffing an animal and the skills in fixing, repairing and conserving bad and decaying taxidermy.

Admission is free. Suitable for adults and children from Age 12.

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=3563

Temple Bar Markets

10:00 – 16:30, Sat 27 Jan

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 27 Jan

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 2018.

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 27 Jan

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

Annual Open Day Spring 2018

11:00, Sat 27 Jan

Irish Writers’ Centre, 19 Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

It is still more than a month until Spring, but the Irish Writers’ Centre is inviting to their “Spring” Open Day on Saturday.

There will be free workshops, tours of the building and lots of information.

Find the timetable and more details on the website below.

irishwriterscentre.ie/collections/whats-on-at-the-centre/products/annual-open-day-spring-2018

Blackrock Market

11:00 – 17:30, Sat 27 Jan

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/

Build a Bird Feeder – Children’s Workshop

11:00 – 13:00, Sat 27 Jan

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

The Children’s Event “Build a Bird Feeder” will take place on Saturday. It is a workshop where kids will be making bird feeders to help our feathered friends during the cold winter months. Wear old clothes, it will be messy. Suitable for age 6-12 years.

Admission is free, but booking is required via 01 8570909.

www.botanicgardens.ie/news/events.htm#27Jan

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Sat 27 Jan

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

ChildVision Petting Zoo

12:00 – 16:00, Sat 27 Jan

Temple Bar Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

ChildVision, Ireland’s Education Centre for Blind Children, are bringing their cuddly and friendliest pets from their petting zoo on Gracepark Road to Temple Bar for the Tradfest. The animals play a very special role at ChildVision, helping the blind and multi-disabled children who attend school there to feel their cuddly, furry, friendly shapes.

Visit them at Temple Bar on Saturday and Sunday find out about the birthday parties and school tours you can have at ChildVision. The farm on Gracepark Road is open to the public 7 days a week with no admission charge.

Admission is free at the Temple Bar Square event.

tradfest.ie/event/childvision-petting-zoo/

Ha’penny Flea Market

12:00 – 17:00, Sat 27 Jan

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 27 Jan

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/

Signal: Careers – Talk

12:30 – 15:00, Sat 27 Jan

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

The SIGNAL series of talks will examine upcoming trends, tech, careers and creativity in music and the Careers event on Saturday is especially for people who are considering pursuing a career in music, or interested in finding out what’s on offer for the musically-minded at third-level institutions in Ireland.

Ireland’s leading third-level music and technology colleges will present their current and upcoming educational programmes. Following the presentations and discussion, there will be one-to-one networking opportunities with college representatives and current students.

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

dublin.sciencegallery.com/events/2018/01/signalcareers

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Sat 27 Jan

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 27 Jan

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 27 Jan

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/

Set in Stone? The Politics of Public Statues – Talk

14:30 – 16:00, Sat 27 Jan

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

“Set in Stone? The politics of public statues” is a discussion about the role of public monuments in modern society. At a time when public statues in particular United States Confederate army figures are provoking such controversy and debate, join Emily Mark-Fitzgerald, Associate Professor at University College Dublin, Damian Shiels, Historian and Artist, John Byrne for a discussion about who and what we commemorate through public statues.

Admission is free, but booking is required via 01 6777444. Suitable for adults.

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=3592

Accidents In The Workplace – Gig

19:00, Sat 27 Jan

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

Accidents in the Workplace are playing a gig with 80’s pop, funk, blues and pure fun.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/164261077543825/

Dublin Sidewalk Astronomers – Star Gazing

20:00, Sat 27 Jan

Clontarf Bus Depot, Clontarf Road, Clontarf, Dublin 3

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

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

www.irishastrosoc.org/events/events.htm

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Sat 27 Jan

Stillorgan Orchard, The Hill, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin

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

www.stillorganorchard.com/specials/

The Eskies / Gabriel G Diges Band / Haiku – Gig

21:00, Sat 27 Jan

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

The Banjo & Bovril Festival in the Harbour Bar in Bray will bring a The Eskies / Gabriel G Diges Band (Salsa/Trad) / Haiku (African, Rock, Hip Hop, Funk) to you on Saturday.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/the-eskies-gabriel-g-diges-band-haiku

Young Earth – Gig

21:00, Sat 27 Jan

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

Young Earth is an Indie-Pop/Rock band from Dublin and they will play gig in Sin E.

Admission is free.

sin-e.ie/events/young-earth/

Young Earth / The Clockwork – Gig

22:30, Sat 27 Jan

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Indie-Pop/Rock band Young Earth will play a gig at midnight in Whelan’s. They will be supported by The Clockwork.

Admission is free before 22:30

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/midnight-hour-w-young-earth-the-clockworks/

The Cosmic Funk Band – Gig

23:00, Sat 27 Jan

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

The Cosmic Funk Band from Cork will play a gig.

Admission is free before 23:00 (EUR 5 afterwards).

thebowery.ie/calander/

Stunt Lover / Fade to Light – Gig

23:55, Sat 27 Jan

The Underground, 64 Dame Street, Dublin 2

The two bands Stunt Lover and Fade to Light will play a gig in The Underground on Dame Street (former Peadar Kearney’s).

Admission is free

www.facebook.com/events/200832500473997/

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Car Boot Sales – Ballymun

08:00 – 13:00, Sun 28 Jan

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

Temple Bar Tradfest 2018

09:00, Sun 28 Jan

Temple Bar, Dublin 2

The Temple Bar Tradfest 2018 will take place from Wednesday 24 Jan until Sunday 28 Jan. There are non-free and free events taking place, but it is sooo difficult to identify from the website what is free that I gave up frustrated.

The general rule is that all headline events are not free. All “Frontline” events were free but are nearly all sold out (Interestingly, you had to pay EUR 2.99 to get a free ticket. :-O).

So what is left? The Music Trail is left! 15 pubs in Temple Bar take part and will have gigs during the Tradfest that are free.

The Family Concerts in the Printworks building at Dublin Castle on Saturday (12:00-17:10) and Sunday (12;00-16:20) are also free.

And if you have kids, look through the list of Tradkids events and you will find a few free ones.

There is also a Tradfest App that might help you, but I didn’t get a chance to try it out.

As far as I can see, there is NO outdoor stage with music, maybe that is the Family Concert at Dublin Castle. I guess it is just too cold for playing instruments outdoor .

tradfest.ie/

Belgard Weekend Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 28 Jan

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

Clongriffin Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 28 Jan

Town Square, Clongriffin, Dublin 13

A weekly Farmer’s market and Food Market is taking place in Clongriffin every Sunday. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/clongriffinmarket/

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 28 Jan

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 28 Jan

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 28 Jan

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 28 Jan

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

Dublin Flea Market

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 28 Jan

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 Sunday 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!”

Admission is free.

Please note: A part of the Food co-op is closed off at the moment, but you might know that the Dublin Flea Market is not limited to the Food Co-op anyway, but also extends to the Green Door Market on the other side of Teelings Distillery, so the partial closure of the Food Co-op is not too much of a problem.

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

Dun Laoghaire Market

11:00 – 16:00, Sun 28 Jan

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 28 Jan

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 28 Jan

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

Drop-in family session: A ship at sea

11:30 – 13:30, Sun 28 Jan

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

The National Gallery invites to a Drop-in family session themed “A ship at sea” with Elizabeth Archbold.

Have a go at creating your own seascape in this family workshop. Drop-in and stay for as long (or as little!) as you wish! Children and their parents/guardians/carers are encouraged to work together on the creative project; suitable for children of all ages.

Admission is free and no booking is required.

www.nationalgallery.ie/drop-family-session-ship-sea

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Sun 28 Jan

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

St. Brigid’s Cross Making – Demonstration

11:30 – 16:00, Sun 28 Jan

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

A St Brigid’s Cross Making Demonstration will take place on Sunday at 11:30 and at 15:00.

Come and discover the technique behind making the traditional St. Brigid’s Cross. This is a Step-by-step demonstrations using fresh rushes in celebration of the feast of St. Brigid.

Admission is free.

www.botanicgardens.ie/news/events.htm#28Jan

Blackrock Market

12:00 – 17:30, Sun 28 Jan

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/

ChildVision Petting Zoo

12:00 – 16:00, Sun 28 Jan

Temple Bar Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

ChildVision, Ireland’s Education Centre for Blind Children, are bringing their cuddly and friendliest pets from their petting zoo on Gracepark Road to Temple Bar for the Tradfest. The animals play a very special role at ChildVision, helping the blind and multi-disabled children who attend school there to feel their cuddly, furry, friendly shapes.

Visit them at Temple Bar on Saturday and Sunday find out about the birthday parties and school tours you can have at ChildVision. The farm on Gracepark Road is open to the public 7 days a week with no admission charge.

Admission is free at the Temple Bar Square event.

tradfest.ie/event/childvision-petting-zoo/

Guided Walks – Botanic Gardens

12:00 – 15:30, Sun 28 Jan

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 28 Jan

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

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

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

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

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

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

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

Admission is free.

dublin.sciencegallery.com/icoe/

Sunday at Noon – Classical Concerts

12:00 – 13:00, Sun 28 Jan

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 Philip Martin on piano. Details are on the website below.

www.hughlane.ie/past-sunday-concerts/2026-sundaysnoon-philip-martin

Be an Animal Tracker – Children’s Activity

12:30, Sun 28 Jan

Tymon Park, Tallaght, Dublin 24

“Be an Animal Tracker!” is the next event for kids in Tymon Park. Organised by the Children’s Nature Charity OWLS. Kids are invited to coem for a stroll around the park to search for signs of animals. Footprints, feathers, even poo!
Can you work out what animals have been travelling through the park and what direction did they go?! Fun for all the family.

There is a small fee of EUR 1 but that shouldn’t break the bank. Contact Turtle at education@owls.ie to book a place or for more information.

www.owls.ie/events/j5icc9vt11/Be-an-Animal-Tracker

Family Tour – National Gallery

12:30 – 13:15, Sun 28 Jan

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

This Family Tour is specially designed for children and their guardians, parents and carers to make the works on display in the National Gallery fun and engaging for kids.

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

www.nationalgallery.ie/family-tour-17

Bug-out Bag Workshop

14:00 – 15:30, Sun 28 Jan

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

As part of IN CASE OF EMERGENCY at Science Gallery Dublin, researchers from the School of Business at Trinity College Dublin are running a workshop for individuals who own a bug-out bag for emergency situations and are interested in sharing their knowledge and learning from people with a similar interest. A “Bug-out bag” is a quick escape bag that probably contains the most essential items.

To register for a place, contact norah.campbell@tcd.ie

Admission is free.

dublin.sciencegallery.com/events/2018/01/bugoutbagworkshop

Dublin Sketchers – Sunday Meet-up

14:00, Sun 28 Jan

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 28 Jan

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

Knitting Group Meetup

14:00 – 16:00, Sun 28 Jan

The Constant Knitter, 88 Francis Street, Dublin 8

The Constant Knitter in Francis Street will be the venue for the meetup of a Knitting Group. If you want to knit in company with like minded people and have some tea, this event is for you.

Admission is free.

www.theconstantknitter.ie/

SoundTrack: Paddy Sherlock – Gig

14:00 – 16:00, Sun 28 Jan

TramCafe, Wolfe Tone Square, Jervis Street, Dublin 1

The TramCafe and beatvyne are inviting to their SoundTrack Gig series every Sunday from 14:00-16:00.

This Sunday Riona and Julien will perform smooth jazz. Find out more details on the Facebook Page below.

Admission is free.

(beatvyne is a music marketplace and they are always looking for great musicians and venues: www.beatvyne.com)

www.facebook.com/events/162879427681011/

Stella Bass Jazz Trio

14:00 – 16:00, Sun 28 Jan

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 28 Jan

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 28 Jan

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 – 16:00, Sun 28 Jan

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

Come to this public tour of the Eileen Gray gallery and explore one of the most influential designers and architects of the 20th century.

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

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=3558

JMW Turner: An Artist’s Perspective – Talk

15:00 – 15:45, Sun 28 Jan

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

The talk “JMW Turner: An Artist’s Perspective” will take place in the Lecture Theatre.

Join watercolour artist John Keating as he discusses the work of JMW Turner from his perspective as an artist.

This talk is in association with the annual exhibition of Turner watercolours, on display in the Print Gallery from 1-31 January 2018.

Admission is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/jmw-turner-artists-perspective

Museum Tour – National Print Museum

15:00 – 16:30, Sun 28 Jan

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

Bal Folk – European Folk Dance Session

16:00 – 18:30, Sun 28 Jan

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

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

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

The event takes place every Sunday in the Cobblestone Pub.

www.facebook.com/events/2023233884615060/

Super Spongey Sundays at The Mezz – Gigs

16:00, Sun 28 Jan

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

This is a freestyle improv jam hosted by New Secret Weapon’s Griff (David Griffin) in the Mezz. In the course of the afternoon, evening and night you will experience everything from Moody Blues to Math-Rock.

On Sunday the guests are:

Andy Barron
Ben Prevo Band
Guilty Boy Association

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/559247501088713/

Blues Got Soul – Gig

17:00 – 20:15, Sun 28 Jan

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 28 Jan

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 28 Jan

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 28 Jan

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 28 Jan

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

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

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

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

www.gardinerstreetgospelchoir.com

Apollo Sessions

20:30, Sun 28 Jan

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

Pete Cummins – Gig

20:30, Sun 28 Jan

Leeson Lounge, 148 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4

Pete Cummins will be in the Leeson Lounge for a gig on Sunday.

Admission is free.

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

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 00:00, Sun 28 Jan

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

Wally Paige & Band / Lee Meehan & Hugh Buckley – Gig

21:00, Sun 28 Jan

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

Special Guest for the closing night of the Banjo & Bovril Festival 2018 are still to be announced, but we know already that these great performers will be there: Wally Paige & Band (Folk) and Lee Meehan & Hugh Buckley (Jazz Soul).

Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/special-guest-plus-wally-paige-band-lee-meehan-hugh-buckley

The Jive Cats – Gig

22:00, Sun 28 Jan

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 28 Jan

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/

Monday 29 Jan

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National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Mon 29 Jan

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 29 Jan

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/

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13:00, Mon 29 Jan

Dublin (various locations)

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Sounding the Heart: Yoga, sound and chant

13:00, Mon 29 Jan

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

Eleanor Dawson will bring her workshop that combines Yoga with sound and chant to the Music Library in the Central Libray.

Admission is free, but booking is required via 01-8734333 ext. 5

www.dublincitypubliclibraries.ie

Yeats and the Irish Cultural Revival – Tour

15:00, Mon 29 Jan

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

“Yeats and the Irish Cultural Revival” is the title of a tour in the National Library.

William Butler Yeats died on the 28 January 1939. This tour of the exhibition “Yeats: The Life and Work of William Butler Yeats” looks in particular at his great contribution to the Irish Cultural Revival. Highlights will include his involvement in the foundation of the Abbey Theatre and partnership with Lady Gregory, the influence of Douglas Hyde, and his promotion of Irish history, culture, art and folktales throughout his life.

Admission is free.

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

The Real Dance Studio Free Week

16:30 – 21:30, Mon 29 Jan

83 Camden Street Lower, Dublin 2

The Real Dance Studio invites to a free tasting week from Monday 29 January until Saturday 03 February. There will be Zumba, Salsa, Bachata, Reggaeton, Cuban and more. Check out their schedule on the Facebook page below.

www.facebook.com/events/382516538861890/

Hilaire Belloc and the French Revolution – Talk

17:00 – 18:30, Mon 29 Jan

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

“Hilaire Belloc and the French Revolution” is a lecture by Professor Ciaran Brady, Professor of Early Modern History and Historiography (TCD) as the next Trinity Centre for Early Modern History lecture.

Admission is free.

www.tcd.ie/trinitylongroomhub/whats-on/details/event.php?eventid=126540931

Italian Film: Terramatta – Screening

18:30, Mon 29 Jan

Italian Institute of Culture, 11 Fitzwilliam Square East, Dublin 2

This documentary “Terramatta” tells the story of the diary that Vincezo Rabito (born in 1899), a semi-literate man from Sicily, wrote during his life. His memoir, written partly in the Sicilian dialect with semicolon instead of spacing, is an amazing and unique description of life in Italy and Sicily during the years of the two world wars and the economic growth. The documentary is a collection of historical footage of the Istituto Luce, original pages of the diary of Vincenzo Rabito and other private footage.

The screening will be in Italian with English subtitles.

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

www.iicdublino.esteri.it/iic_dublino/en/gli_eventi/calendario/2018/01/lunedi-al-cinema-terramatta_0.html

Surgeons, Starlets and Storytellers – Women in South East Dublin – Talk

18:30, Mon 29 Jan

Rathmines Library, 157 Lower Rathmines Road, Dublin 6

“Surgeons, Starlets and Storytellers” is the title of a talk by Dublin South East Historian in Residence Maeve Casserly. She explores the lives of women in Dublin’s south east area in the 20th century. From big-name stars like Maureen O’Hara and Maeve Brennan to Dr Kathleen Lynn and lesser known figures, find out more about the women that called this area of the city home.

Admission is free and you can book via 01-4973539

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

Battle of the Paddles 2018 – Table Tennis Competition

19:00, Mon 29 Jan

Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

The Battle of the Paddles is back! Battle of the Paddles is a popular Table Tennis competition in the Workman’s Club and it will take place on 29-30 January. This is the seventh year of that event!

The qualifiers are on Monday and on Tuesday and the final is then later on Tuesday.

It is open to all table tennis players and admission is free. You can find out about the rules and modalities on the website below and there are also instructions how to pre-register. There will be prizes!!

If you don’t want to take part, but just watch the shenanigans, then you are also very welcome!

theworkmansclub.com/events/battle-of-the-paddles-2018/

Folklore Society Lecture: Cnuasach Béaloideas Éireann

19:00, Mon 29 Jan

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

This Folklore Society of Ireland lecture “Ag Digitiú Béaloideas: Cnuasach Bhéaloideas Éireann agus Dúchas” will tell the story of the digitization of the National Folklore Collection (formerly the Irish Folklore Commission) and the birth of Duchas.ie

Dr Criostóir Mac Cárthaigh (Stiúrthóir, Cnuasach Béaloideas Éireann) will give the lecture in Irish language.

Admission is free.

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

How Bright Nebulae are Sculpted by Big Stars – Astronomy Talk

20:00, Mon 29 Jan

Ely House, 8 Ely Place, Dublin 2

The next lecture of the Irish Astronomical Society is “How Bright Nebulae are Sculpted by Big Stars” with Dr Johathan Mackey (DIAS)

He will talk about the Nebulae that appear in some of images in the IAS astro-photos Exhibition, how they look at other wavelengths and what physical processes are shaping the nebulae with regard to winds, radiation and exploding stars.

Admission is free.

www.irishastrosoc.org/events/events.htm

Song Cycle – Singer/Songwriter Showcase

20:00, Mon 29 Jan

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Song Cycle is a weekly Singer/Songriter showcase in Wheelan’s.

Admission is free.

www.whelanslive.com

The Circle Sessions – Open Mic

20:00 – 23:30, Mon 29 Jan

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 29 Jan

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 29 Jan

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 29 Jan

Leeson Lounge, 148 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4

Donal Kirk and Anto Drennan will play in the Leeson Lounge every Monday.

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 29 Jan

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 29 Jan

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 29 Jan

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/

Tuesday 30 Jan

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National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Tue 30 Jan

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

Improve your language and computer skills – Talk

13:00, Tue 30 Jan

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

“The Art of Learning: How to improve your language and computer skills” is a talk in the Central Library on Tuesday.

Are you interested in the art of learning a new language or developing your IT skills? Join Denis Murphy of The Happy Mindset for practical tips on how to set clear, simple and measurable goals. Discover how to create a clear learning process that is tailored to your individual needs.

Admission Free. Booking is required via 01 8734333 ext 4

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

Saint Agnes – Pop-up Art Talk

13:15 – 13:45, Tue 30 Jan

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

The Pop-up talk “Saint Agnes” with Kate Jameson will focus in Carlo Dolci’s seventeenth-century painting of Saint Agnes.

Admission is free. Meet in front of the painting in Room 25.

www.nationalgallery.ie/pop-talk-saint-agnes

Science workshop in Italian for Children

15:30 – 17:30, Tue 30 Jan

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

Native Scientist is a non-profit organisation founded in London in 2013 with that will empower immigrant communities through science outreach. They focus on pupils who speak a different language at home and in school to raise awareness about multilingualism and STEM-related careers.

On the Tuesday the Science Gallery will host the first Native Scientist workshop in Italian: Italian-speaking scientists will talk about and demonstrate their work to children who speak Italian at home with their families. The workshop is for children between the ages of 6 and 12.

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

dublin.sciencegallery.com/events/2018/01/scienceworkshopsyournativelanguage

The Real Dance Studio Free Week

16:30 – 21:30, Tue 30 Jan

83 Camden Street Lower, Dublin 2

The Real Dance Studio invites to a free tasting week from Monday 29 January until Saturday 03 February. There will be Zumba, Salsa, Bachata, Reggaeton, Cuban and more. Check out their schedule on the Facebook page below.

www.facebook.com/events/382516538861890/

Agrarian Secret Societies and the Land War – Talk

18:00, Tue 30 Jan

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

The Society for the Study of Nineteenth-Century Ireland is inviting to the lecture “Agrarian Secret Societies and the Land War in late Nineteenth-century Ireland” on Tuesday. Speaker will be Laurence M Geary.

Admission is free.

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

To Be a Machine – Talk

18:00, Tue 30 Jan

Irish Museum of Modern Art, Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin 8

Author Mark O’Connell will talk about his book “To be a Machine” (2016) and discusses our desires, delusions and use of technology to alter the human condition to escape mortality and our biological lives.

“To be a Machine – Adventures Among Cyborgs, Utopians, Hackers, and Futurists Solving the Modest Problem of Death” – is the first book, by Dublin-based essayist and critic Mark O’Connell which explores the philosophical and scientific roots of transhumanism; a movement that believes we can and should use technology to control the future evolution of our species, to enable us to live, perhaps, forever.

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

www.imma.ie/en/page_237279.htm

Reading Dante – in Italian

18:30 – 20:00, Tue 30 Jan

Italian Institute of Culture, 11 Fitzwilliam Square East, Dublin 2

The reading of Dante’s works continues in the Italian Institute of Culture.

On Tuesday it is: “Inferno: Brunetto, worthy Florentines, journey by air (XV-XVIII)”

The explanation will be in English and the reading of the text in Italian.

Admission is free.

www.iicdublino.esteri.it/iic_dublino/it/gli_eventi/calendario/2018/01/reading-dante-at-the-iic_1.html

Science Espresso with Avril Keenan

18:30 – 21:30, Tue 30 Jan

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

Science Espressos are a series of talks about different health research and they run in parallel with the SPARKS exhibitionthe Science Gallery in January and February. The third talk on Tuesday will be with Avril Kennan, CEO of the Medical Research Charities Group.

She will examine the role of medical research charities in her talk about the interface of science and society.

“The role of medical research charities in society is changing. Once solely funders of research, they are now also playing an increasingly important role in shaping health research and in ensuring that it has meaning for patients and the public. The Medical Research Charities Group brings 36 such Irish charities together and is working to support them in affecting change on behalf of the populations they represent. This talk will take a look at how charities are working with scientists, the public and policy makers, to change how we think about health research.”

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

dublin.sciencegallery.com/events/2018/01/scienceespresso3%03avrilkeenan

Battle of the Paddles 2018 – Table Tennis Competition

19:00, Tue 30 Jan

Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

The Battle of the Paddles is back! Battle of the Paddles is a popular Table Tennis competition in the Workman’s Club and it will take place on 29-30 January. This is the seventh year of that event!

The qualifiers are on Monday and on Tuesday and the final is then later on Tuesday.

It is open to all table tennis players and admission is free. You can find out about the rules and modalities on the website below and there are also instructions how to pre-register. There will be prizes!!

If you don’t want to take part, but just watch the shenanigans, then you are also very welcome!

theworkmansclub.com/events/battle-of-the-paddles-2018/

The Dublin Language Exchange – Meetup

19:00, Tue 30 Jan

Czech Inn, Essex Gate, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

EveryTuesday at 19:00, The Dublin Language Exchange takes place in the Czech Inn. It is the biggest free meeting of people from all around Dublin that are interested in learning languages and communicate with speakers of other languages.

Admission is free and the meetup is completely informal. No booking required.

www.facebook.com/Dublin-Language-Exchange-131803433533696/

Camden Comedy

20:00 – 22:30, Tue 30 Jan

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 30 Jan

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 30 Jan

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 30 Jan

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

The Light House Sessions is an Open Mic Night in the Bowery. I have no idea why they keep renaming the Open Mic Night in the Bowery, the event seems to stay the same. There will be music, comedy and spoken wand admission is free.

thebowery.ie/calander/

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 23:00, Tue 30 Jan

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 30 Jan

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 30 Jan

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 30 Jan

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 31 Jan

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Creative Den Drawing Session – Rua Red

11:00, Wed 31 Jan

Rua Red, South Dublin Arts Centre, Tallaght, D24

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

ruared.ie/

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Wed 31 Jan

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 31 Jan

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/

Photo Detectives – Guided tour

13:00 – 13:30, Wed 31 Jan

National Photographic Archive, Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

The 30min tour “Photo Detectives” will take place in the Photographic Archive at Meeting House Square.

“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

Secrets and Passions of National Potanic Gardens – Talks

15:00, Wed 31 Jan

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

Secrets and Passions of the National Botanic Gardens is Session 1 of a Lightning Talks series.

Discover the grand passions, obsessions, secrets and myths of the Gardens at this talk. The staff of the National Botanic Gardens speak, but with only 20 seconds per slide, these presentations will be short, concise, insightful and fun.

Admission is free.

www.botanicgardens.ie/news/events.htm#31Jan

Social Change in 1960s Ireland – Talk

16:00 – 17:30, Wed 31 Jan

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

The Centre for Contemporary Irish History promotes research in recent Irish history. And the next talk is entitled “Witness Seminar – Perspectives on Social Change in 1960s Ireland” with Mary Maher & Máirín de Búrca.

Admission is free.

www.tcd.ie/trinitylongroomhub/whats-on/details/event.php?eventid=126543599

The Real Dance Studio Free Week

16:30 – 21:30, Wed 31 Jan

83 Camden Street Lower, Dublin 2

The Real Dance Studio invites to a free tasting week from Monday 29 January until Saturday 03 February. There will be Zumba, Salsa, Bachata, Reggaeton, Cuban and more. Check out their schedule on the Facebook page below.

www.facebook.com/events/382516538861890/

Ballyfermot in the Beginning – Film Screening

18:00, Wed 31 Jan

Ballyfermot Library, Ballyfermot Road, Dublin 10

In 2018 Ballyfermot celebrates its 70th birthday. The Ballyfermot 70th anniversary festival committee is marking this special occasion with a year long programme of events to celebrate the building of the first homes in Ballyfermot seventy years ago.

To launch the programme the Ballyfermot Heritage Groups are hosting the premiere screening of Seán Brennan’s film “Ballyfermot in the Beginning”.

Admission is free, but booking is recommended via ß1-6269324. Tea and coffee will be provided from 17:00.

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

Dublin Jam Session – Open Jam

19:30 – 22:30, Wed 31 Jan

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 31 Jan

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 31 Jan

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

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/

Shambhala Open Meditation

19:45 – 22:00, Wed 31 Jan

Shambala Center, 23 Upper Mount Street, Dublin 2

The Shambhala Centre invites to an Open Meditation Night. If you want to learn about meditation, mindfulness and its relevance in our daily life or are already a regular practitioners, this might be the perfect event for you.

The meditation begins promptly at 20:00 and there are two 20-minute periods of sitting with a 10-minute walking meditation in between. This is followed by a short reading and at the end there is an informal chat over tea.

For beginners, meditation instruction will be provided.

Admission free. Donations are welcome. (Suggested donation EUR 5–10.)

dublin.shambhala.info/

Brand New Switcharoo – Roots Gig

20:00, Wed 31 Jan

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/

The Wow Signal Sessions

20:00, Wed 31 Jan

Bagots Hutton Bar & Restaurant, 6 Upper Ormond Quay, Dublin 7

The Wow Wignal Sessions is a weekly gig night in Bagots Hutton. The line up is usually announced just a few days before on the Facebook Page below.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/wowsignalsessions

Anseo Comedy Club

20:30, Wed 31 Jan

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 Zodiac Sessions – Open Mic/Gig

20:30, Wed 31 Jan

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

Forro Wednesday

21:00, Wed 31 Jan

Woolshed Bar & Grill, Parnell Street, Dublin 1

Dance Forro every week at this “Forro Wednesday” in the Woolshed for free.

www.facebook.com/events/137957730197202/

Los Paradiso – Gig

21:00, Wed 31 Jan

Leeson Lounge, 148 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4

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

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

Trad Session

21:30, Wed 31 Jan

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 31 Jan

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 Harleys – Gig

23:55, Wed 31 Jan

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

Thursday 01 Feb

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Jim Power – Talk – Business Network Academy

07:00 – 09:00, Thu 01 Feb

Clayton Airport Hotel, Stockhole Lane, Clonshaugh, Dublin 17

The Business Network Academy, a networking group from North Dublin, are inviting to their next B2B Networking event in the Clayton Hotel. Special guest will be economic analyst Jim Power and he will speak at the event.

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

www.eventbrite.ie/e/the-business-network-academy-networking-speaker-event-tickets-40164451957?ref=devg

Imbolc – NOT the first day of spring!

08:00, Thu 01 Feb

Dublin (various locations)

Today is “Imbolc”, a celtic festival that is by some described as the first day of Spring and if you are a Celt or a Pagan, you can celebrate the start of Spring today. I am sure that for you 01 November is the first day of the year (That’s how the Celts did it!). And a new days starts for you undoubtedly at Dusk/Sunset and NOT at midnight!

If you are NOT a celt or pagan, then you are like most of us for whom the Seasons now are defined by their meteorological aspects and based on Meteorology, 01 February is NOT the first day of Spring, instead, we will start that season on 01 March. (In the rest of Europe Spring starts on 21 March at Equinox, but let’s try to leave THAT complication out of it. ;-) )

If you have kids in primary school or if you can think back to your days in school, you might remember that primary school teachers in Ireland still confuse kids by incorrectly and stubbornly teaching them that Spring starts on 01 February despite Met Eireann’s desperate attempts for years and years to correct that as you can see here: www.met.ie/education/pdfs_eng/YP%20Fun%20Facts%20Seasons.pdf One day it will catch on! ;-)

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Thu 01 Feb

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 01 Feb

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

Actors, Performing Bodies and the Matter of Storage – Talk

13:00, Thu 01 Feb

Irish Museum of Modern Art, Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin 8

The lecture “Actors, Performing Bodies and the Matter of Storage” with Maeve Connolly focuses on “artworks that suggest material manifestations of acting or performing bodies, and combine sculptural media with technologies such as digital 3D modelling or animatronics to propose new understandings of the human body as a medium of storage.”

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

www.imma.ie/en/page_237293.htm

Finding Meaning and Purpose in your life – Talk

13:00, Thu 01 Feb

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

“Finding meaning and creating purpose in your life” is a talk with Dr John Sharry.

“A key aspect of positive mental health is understanding what gives you purpose and meaning in your daily life. This can make you resilient when dealing with challenges and help you cope when times are hard. In this talk, best selling author and Irish Times parenting journalist Dr John Sharry will present practical principles for creating purpose and finding meaning in your life particularly when times are tough.”

Admission is free, but booking is required via 01-8734333

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

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13:00, Thu 01 Feb

Dublin (various locations)

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Yeats 2018: Public Tour of the Yeats Exhibition

14:00, Thu 01 Feb

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

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

Admission is free.

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

The Real Dance Studio Free Week

16:30 – 21:30, Thu 01 Feb

83 Camden Street Lower, Dublin 2

The Real Dance Studio invites to a free tasting week from Monday 29 January until Saturday 03 February. There will be Zumba, Salsa, Bachata, Reggaeton, Cuban and more. Check out their schedule on the Facebook page below.

www.facebook.com/events/382516538861890/

Jazz Club at Sweetman’s – Gig

18:00 – 20:00, Thu 01 Feb

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/

Launch of NAI CAIN Records, 1981 – 1985

18:00 – 19:30, Thu 01 Feb

Dept. of Foreign Affairs & Trade, Iveagh House, St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2

Ulster University’s CAIN website (Conflict Archive on the INternet), the internationally recognised resource on the Northern Ireland ‘Troubles’, and the National Archives have, since 2012, been working together on a joint project to make a limited selection of public records from the ‘Annual Release Scheme’, available via CAIN to a wider audience.

The items relate to the troubles and politics of Northern Ireland during the period 1965 -1985.

Niall Burgess, Secretary General of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, will officially launch the latest batch of material, covering the years 1981-1985.

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

www.eventbrite.ie/e/launch-of-nai-cain-records-1981-1985-tickets-41702445136?ref=devg

Little Museum of Dublin – Free Admission

18:00 – 20:00, Thu 01 Feb

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 01 Feb

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

Explore some of the highlights of the National Gallery exhibitons at this evening tour.

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

www.nationalgallery.ie/evening-tour-18

New to Dublin? Dublin Expats Meeting

19:00, Thu 01 Feb

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 01 Feb

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 01 Feb

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/

Big Screen Quiz Night

20:30 – 23:00, Thu 01 Feb

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/

Safari / The Shades / Drive Light – Gig

21:00, Thu 01 Feb

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

The New Love & Terror Cult is a music collective that has been set up Irish psychedelic and experimental artists to help strengthen
the Irish psych scene. At the next gig the line-up is

Safari / The Shades / Drive Light

Admission is free.

sin-e.ie/events/the-new-love-and-terror-cult-presents/

Singer Songwriter Night – Mother Reilly’s

21:00, Thu 01 Feb

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 01 Feb

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 01 Feb

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 01 Feb

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/

McLoughlin’s Trad Night

21:30, Thu 01 Feb

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 01 Feb

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 01 Feb

Woolshed Bar & Grill, Parnell Street, Dublin 1

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

www.woolshedbaa.com/dublin/

Friday 02 Feb

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The Story of the Capital – Exhibition in Dublin City Hall

10:00 – 17:15, Fri 02 Feb

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 02 Feb

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

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

Admission to the gallery and to most events is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on

The Green Door Market

12:00 – 19:00, Fri 02 Feb

18 Newmarket, Dublin 8

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

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

www.facebook.com/thegreendoordublin

The Real Dance Studio Free Week

16:30 – 21:30, Fri 02 Feb

83 Camden Street Lower, Dublin 2

The Real Dance Studio invites to a free tasting week from Monday 29 January until Saturday 03 February. There will be Zumba, Salsa, Bachata, Reggaeton, Cuban and more. Check out their schedule on the Facebook page below.

www.facebook.com/events/382516538861890/

Cornucopia – Live Music

19:30 – 21:30, Fri 02 Feb

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 02 Feb

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/

Rev JM’s Panic Worship & The Poison Hearts – Gig

21:00, Fri 02 Feb

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

The double gig “Rev JM’s Panic Worship & The Poison Hearts” will be in the Patriot Inn.

Admission is free.

dublinsessions.ie/the-patriots-inn/

Rockstart Karaoke – Karaoke with live band

21:00, Fri 02 Feb

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

Be a Rockstar fronting a live band at Rockstar Karaoke. Sing with a band behind you Karaoke style!

Suitable any level of singing/performance. Experience is not necessary and there will be confidence coaching and singing lessons available.

Admission is free.

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

Gavin Povey and the Fabulous Oke She Moke She Pops

22:00, Fri 02 Feb

Leeson Lounge, 148 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4

It is not completely clear if this event is still continuing or if Gavin Povey’s stint in the Leeson Lounge has ended:

“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 02 Feb

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-night-february-tickets-42357084179?ref=devg

The Bionic Rats – Gig

23:30, Fri 02 Feb

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

The Bionic Rats are playing a Ska, Reggae & Rocksteady gig in the Grand Social.

Admission is free.

www.thegrandsocial.ie/event/the-bionic-rats-11/2018-02-02/

Events Coming Up

Dublin Mountains Partnership – Guided Walks

01+07+13+21+27 January

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

The walks in January are on 01+07+13+21+27 January.

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

Not free, but interesting nevertheless:

Temple Bar Tradfest 2018: 24-28 January

Dublin Smartphone Film Festival 2018: 27 January

Subtitle Film Festival 2018: 01-04 February

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One more silly rule is gone: Alcohol on Good Friday

On Thursday the Dail approved a change to the Intoxicating Liquor Act, that will remove the ban that stopped pubs, restaurants and off licenses from selling alcohol on Good Friday. It was an outdated law from 1927, from a time when Ireland was still VERY catholic, but it is a clear example where the Catholic Church still had a bigger impact on the state than it should have. This is the one and only reason why – in my opinion – this law change is a good change.

We don’t need a nanny state that tells us what to do based on church rules! No, I am NOT suggesting that now you should have alcohol on Good Friday! You should drink or not drink based on YOUR preferences, not based on a state or church rule (but if you prefer not to drink because of a church rule that is important to you, that is also 100% fine!).

Yes, too much alcohol is consumed in the Irish society, but a ban on Good Friday will not solve that problem and picking on that one day doesn’t make sense. I am totally in favour of strategies that reduce the consummation of alcohol through education, but not through a nonsensical Good Friday ban.

There is now only one other day left when the selling of alcohol is forbidden and that is Christmas Day. Some think if the selling of alcohol was allowed on that day, then suddenly pubs and restaurants wouldn’t give their staff a day off anymore. But if that is the driver. then we should have a law that regulates if pubs, restaurants and off-licenses are allowed to open or not, not a regulation “through the backdoor” via an alcohol selling ban.

I will continue to stay away from alcohol on Good Friday (not for religious reasons, but just because I don’t drink much anyway), but I am 100% in favour of a lifting of the ban. Is it this time me who is odd!?!?! :-)

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