Dublin Event Guide 553: Brocante Market, Rumble in the Jumble Market, Temple Bar Tradfest 2018

January 20th, 2018
DEG Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events)

No. 553 | 19 January 2018

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Hi all!

Last weekend was mad! I worked on the Dublin Event Guide on Thursday night and Friday night without sleep. I had to be at some other job early on Saturday morning and time was tight, but I just managed to get the Dublin Event Guide out to you in time. In the evening, I was invited to a birthday and could not NOT go. I got back not too late, but I just crashed. I didn’t have a drop of alcohol, but I don’t know how I got into bed. I functioned perfectly the whole day, but the moment my brain got permission to switch off, it did that INSTANTLY. :-O

I would LOVE to think I have super-human features, but clearly I don’t! :-) And with more work coming up, it is time again to look for some helpers! If you are interested, please contact me. I can offer fame (well, a tiny bit! ;-) ) but unfortunately no fortune! Send an e-mail to dublineventguide AT gmail.com with subject HELPERS. Thank you!!

Update: Last week’s early delivery, is followed by a super late delivery this week. Apologies! Things did NOT go according to plans at all! I have updated the online channels and will send the e-mail asap. I DEFINITELY need some helpers!! :-O

The outstanding bill for January is down to EUR 113. There are only 10 days left this month, but it is achievable if YOU can help a bit! If you can afford it, it would be great if you could donate EUR 12 for the year, that’s just 23 cent per Dublin Event Guide Edition or just 2.5 pints per 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!

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Have an event-full weekend and week,

–Joerg

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Feel good slot

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

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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 Darragh D, Lorraine S, Helena S and Carija I 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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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 the Quidditch Cup in Trinity College sounds really interesting, but the weather doesn’t look inviting at all and it seems as if the rest of the weekend will be like that. So maybe it is more indoor events for today? Science Gallery, National Museums, Galleries? There is plenty to do.

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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.

But the promoter of the concert has worked with the Dublin Event Guide before and was so happy with our cooperation and the interest that came from you for a previous concert they organised that they have made the great number of 20 pairs of tickets available for a competition. To be in with a chance to win a pair of tickets, you have to send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with NSWPS in the subject line and with your name and mobile phone number in the body of the mail. Your mail has to be with me by 13:00 on Monday 22 January. If you would like to bring the whole family, please put FAMILY in your mail and I will see if I can get a few 4-ticket sets in addition to the pairs of tickets.

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 1 ticket available for a competition among the Dublin Event Guide Readers and if you want to win this ticket, you will have to send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with your name and mobile phone number in the body of the mail and the Subject Line “IDEAS18”. Your mail has to be with my by 13:00 on Monday 22 January.

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

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Dealz to add clothes “sub-shops”

The discount shop chain Dealz, which is the Irish branch of the British Poundland, has announced that they will add a cheap (they might have used another word! ;-) ) clothes line to their products and will put concession outlets in 30 Dealz stores. The clothes are EUR 5 or less and are consequently competing with a price point that is Penneys’ battle ground, but Dealz claims that they don’t want to compete with Penneys.

I like Dealz and regularly buy stuff there (e.g. stationary, batteries, phone charger cables etc), but I am not impressed with this new addition, because it will probably use up a lot of space in the shops and that means the other products will have to reduced. So very selfishly, I would vote against another discount clothes line, what’s your opinion?

Here are some more details: www.thejournal.ie/dealz-fashion-brand-2-3803115-Jan2018/

Storm names and Weather Panic – the hilarious side!

It seems that for the last 2-3 years, Met Eireann is a lot more “panick-y” than before. Suddenly we have Yellow, Orange and Red weather warnings where before it was just the usual daily forecast of “gale force winds”. And every time Met Eireann announces a warning – which seems to be twice a week or even more frequently – the newspapers and TV stations fall over each other in sensationalising the upcoming weather Armageddon.

Another new things it that storms are now named to make them more identifiable. Many of you might remember Hurricane Charley in 2004, which was one of the strongest hurricanes ever to the USA, causing $13bio of damage. Or Hurricane Katrina that destroyed New Orleans in 2005. But what about Storm Fionn, a bit of a blowier weather than usual?

It now has emerged that even the meteorologists don’t agree with each other and that one storm might have four different names when it passes through Europe. A hilarious fisticuffs exchange between meteorologists was reported in TheJournal.ie here: www.thejournal.ie/storm-fionn-row-3804345-Jan2018/

I particularly like the tweet by BBC Weather Presenter Jen Bartram on Thursday: “The storm that wasn’t #StormFionn and was equally not #StormGeorgina but was #StormDavid in France is now being called #StormFrederike in Germany. Confused?”

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.

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

Opportunities

The 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 20 Jan

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Car Boot Sales – Tallaght

08:00 – 12:00, Sat 20 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/

Honest2Goodness Food Market

09:30 – 16:00, Sat 20 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 20 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 20 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 20 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 20 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 20 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 20 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

Temple Bar Markets

10:00 – 16:30, Sat 20 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 20 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 2017.

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

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

Art, Bites, Crafts – Drumcondra Market

10:30 – 15:30, Sat 20 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

Blackrock Market

11:00 – 17:30, Sat 20 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/

Irish Quidditch Cup

11:00 – 16:00, Sat 20 Jan

Trinity College, Dublin 2

The first Irish Quidditch Cup will take place on Saturday at Trinity College Dublin and admission is free for all spectators.

The event will decide who is the best Irish quidditch team and is the qualifying tournament to decide which club will go to the European Quidditch Cup 2018 in Germany.

www.eventbrite.ie/e/irish-quidditch-cup-tickets-42098770556?ref=devg

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Sat 20 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

Ha’penny Flea Market

12:00 – 17:00, Sat 20 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 20 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/

Qigong – Drop-in class – Chester Beatty Library

12:00, Sat 20 Jan

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

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

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

Admission is free and no booking required, but numbers are limited. Meeting point is in the atrium of the Library.

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

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Sat 20 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/

Jacob’s Exhibition – Tour – City Hall

13:00 – 15:00, Sat 20 Jan

City Hall, Dame Street, Dublin 2

Based on the vast Jacob Biscuit Factory Archive that is kept at the Dublin City Library and Archive, this exhibition explores all aspects of the factory’s 20th century history and its impact on lives of Dubliners.

The exhibition tells the history of the factory, the workers, the products it produced and its role in Irish life. 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.

On Saturday at 13:00 and at 14:00, there is a free guided tour of the exhibition. Tickets are available via the link below.

www.eventbrite.ie/e/tour-of-jacobs-exhibition-tickets-41333741333?ref=devg

Kaleidoscope – Motion Picture Workshop for kids

13:00 – 15:00, Sat 20 Jan

Filmbase, Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Kaleidoscope is a motion picture workshop for kids in Filmbase. It is suitable for ages 9-13. The event is organised by the Irish Hungarian Theatre.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/179593562782866/

In Conversation Tour – National Gallery – First Fortnight

13:30 – 14:15, Sat 20 Jan

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

This “In Conversation Tour” is part of the First Fortnight Mental Arts Festival.

Shane Morrisey, art historian, and Eithne McAdam, art therapist, will explore and discuss works from the Gallery’s collection which address the subject of mental health.

Admission is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/first-fortnight-conversation-tour

Chester Beatty Library – Guided Tour

14:00, Sat 20 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 20 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/

The Magic of Snowdrops – Talk

14:30 – 15:30, Sat 20 Jan

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

The Magic of Snowdrops is a talk by galanthophile (That’s a person who collects snowdrops!) Assumpta Broomfield talk snowdrops in Ireland, their origins and discoveries. The event it organised with the Irish Garden Plant Society.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/173161753440414/

Treasures of the National Museum

14:30 – 15:15, Sat 20 Jan

National Museum, Kildare Street (Archaeology), Dublin 2

The “Treasures of the National Museum” tour will look at the iconic treasures in the National Museum, including the ‘Tara’ Brooch and the Ardagh Chalice.

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

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=3568

Salsa Dublin – Opening Night

20:30, Sat 20 Jan

Generator Hostel, Smithfield Square, Dublin 7

A weekly Salsa Dublin Mega Party is being launched today. It will take place every Saturday from 21:030-01:00 in the Generator Hostel.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/SalsaDublinOfficial/

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Sat 20 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/

PopLife – Gig

21:00, Sat 20 Jan

Liquor Rooms, 7 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

Coverband PopLife will play a gig in the Liquor Rooms.

Admission is free.

liquorrooms.wpengine.com/calendar/

The Barefoot Mafia / No More Questions – Gig

21:00, Sat 20 Jan

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

The Barefoot Mafia is a Hip-Hop band from Bray) and they will be supported by “No More Questions”, an Electro Synth Duo.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/143819289653983/

The Retronauts – Gig

21:00, Sat 20 Jan

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

The Retronauts will perform a mix of Funk, Disco, Rock and Reggae. The exact starting time of the gig is unfortunately not revealed to us. It will be at some stage between 19:00 and 03:00. They will be supported by Dean Downs, playing acoustic blues.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/253840201819108/

The Rockets – Gig

21:00, Sat 20 Jan

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

The Rockets will play a gig with Vintage 50s Rock n’ Roll.

Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/the-rockets5

The Clandestinos – Gig

23:00, Sat 20 Jan

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

The Clandestinos are a band from Galway and they will play Classic Roots favourites, Ska and Punk-Reggae from the 80s, Latin and a hint of Dub.

Admission is free before 23:00.

thebowery.ie/calander/

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Car Boot Sales – Ballymun

08:00 – 13:00, Sun 21 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

Belgard Weekend Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 21 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 21 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 21 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 21 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 21 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 21 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

Brocante Furniture & Vintage Market

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 21 Jan

Green Door Market, 18 Newmarket, Dublin 8

The Brocante Market will take place on Sunday. It is a collection of antiques, furniture, vintage jewellery, collectables and curiosities from the past and present, second-hand, refurbished, antique and hand-crafted stuff for your house and garden. If you are an interior designer or just have and eye for style and are looking for a special piece or maybe a bargain then this is the market for you. The market is held every 3rd Sunday of the month.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/thebrocantemarket

Csaladi fesztival – Family Festival

11:00 – 18:00, Sun 21 Jan

F2 Centre, 3 Reuben Plaza, Rialto, Dublin 8

The Irish Hungarian Community is inviting to a Family Festival on Sunday as part of the Hungarian Culture Days. All details are (in Hungarian language) on the Facebook page below.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1746175655688432/

Dun Laoghaire Market

11:00 – 16:00, Sun 21 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 21 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 21 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

Rumble in the Jumble – Market

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 21 Jan

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

The Rumble in the Jumble market with Art, Crafts, Vintage, Vinyl and more is back.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/finderskeepersireland/

Drop-in family session: Map-inspired art – National Gallery

11:30 – 13:30, Sun 21 Jan

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

“Map-inspired Art” with Susan Farrelly is the theme of the Family Drop-in session. Looking at landscapes by William Orpen, and other paintings depicting real places, young artists will create their own artworks inspired by maps.

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-map-inspired-art

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Sun 21 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

Blackrock Market

12:00 – 17:30, Sun 21 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/

Guided Walks – Botanic Gardens

12:00 – 15:30, Sun 21 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 21 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 21 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 Alex Petcu (Percussion). He is performing the following works

+ Sarabande and Courante from Cello Suite No. 3 BWV 1009 – J. S. Bach
+ Oh Mistress Mine Chorale – Tom Lane
+ Dream of the Cherry Blossoms – Keiko Abe
+ Side by Side – Michio Kitazume
+ Omar – Franco Donatoni
+ Dream – John Cage
+ A Little Prayer – Evelyn Glennie

www.hughlane.ie/all/2023-sundaysnoon-alex-petcu

Family Tour – National Gallery

12:30 – 13:15, Sun 21 Jan

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

This Family tour is specially designed for children and their guardians, parents and carers by making the works on display fun and engaging for kids.

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

www.nationalgallery.ie/family-tour-16

Drop in Drawing Session

13:00 – 15:00, Sun 21 Jan

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

Learn drawing techniques at this Drop-in Drawing Session, including line drawing, shading perspective and decoration during these relaxed informal sessions. Suitable for ages 13+. Materials are provided but feel free to bring your own sketchbook; dry materials only.

Admission is free.

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

Low priced books with free delivery!

13:00, Sun 21 Jan

Dublin (various locations)

Free Delivery on all Books at the Book Depository

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

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

www.bookdepository.com?a_aid=dubevg

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

First Fortnight Tour at National Gallery

13:30 – 14:15, Sun 21 Jan

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

The First Fortnight Tour “heARTS & Minds” will explore works from the Gallery’s collection which address the subject of mental health. The tour is a collaboration with the First Fortnight Mental Arts Festival.

Admission is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/first-fortnight-tour-0

Dublin Sketchers – Sunday Meet-up

14:00, Sun 21 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/

Funny Girl – Film Screening

14:00, Sun 21 Jan

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

The film “Funny Girl” will be screened in the Chester Beatty library. Barbra Streisand stars in this 1968 classic about a superstar comedian and singer who battles between her love of the stage and her devotion to a gambler played by Omar Sharif. English. 1968, G (151 mins)

Admission is free.

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

Hugh Lane Gallery – Guided Tour

14:00, Sun 21 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

SoundTrack: Paddy Sherlock – Gig

14:00 – 16:00, Sun 21 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 Paddy Sherlock is the performer. 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/1390830191045372/

Stella Bass Jazz Trio

14:00 – 16:00, Sun 21 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 21 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 21 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

Hands on History: Childhood – Drop-in Activity

15:00 – 16:00, Sun 21 Jan

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

“Hands on History: Childhood” is a drop-in activity where you can discover objects from the Museum’s handling collection relating to childhood and play.

Admission is free. Suitable for all ages.

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=3556

Museum Tour – National Print Museum

15:00 – 16:30, Sun 21 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

Turner, myths, and celebrities on the River Rhine – Art Talk

15:00 – 15:45, Sun 21 Jan

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

“Turner, myths, and celebrities on the River Rhine” is a talk with Adrian Le Harivel, curator of British Art in association with the annual Turner exhibition, open from 1-31 January in the Print Gallery.

Admission is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/turner-myths-and-celebrities-river-rhine

Bal Folk – European Folk Dance Session

16:00 – 18:30, Sun 21 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/168191680464669/

Blues Got Soul – Gig

17:00 – 20:15, Sun 21 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 21 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 21 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 21 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 21 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 21 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 21 Jan

Leeson Lounge, 148 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4

Pete Cummins will play Folk, Rock and Country.

Admission is free.

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

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 00:00, Sun 21 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

Square Pegs – Blues Gig

21:00, Sun 21 Jan

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

The Square Pegs will be in Bray to play a Goodtime Blues gig.

Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/square-pegs3

The Soul Foolishness – Gig

21:00, Sun 21 Jan

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

Soul Foolishness will play at some stage on Sunday. The exact time is not revealed to us. They will play Funk, Soul and Hip Hop.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/257884201412605/

The Jive Cats – Gig

22:00, Sun 21 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 21 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 22 Jan

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National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Mon 22 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 22 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/

Hello 2018 Music Recital – Tenor + Piano

13:00, Mon 22 Jan

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

The central Library invites to the Hello 2018 Music Recital with XIN Chen (Tenor) accompanied by Seho Lee on piano.

Admission is free, butbooking is required via 01-8734333

www.dublincitypubliclibraries.ie

Commission on the Future of Policing – Public Meeting

18:00 – 20:30, Mon 22 Jan

Wood Quay Venue, Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8

The Commission on the Future of Policing in Ireland was established by Government in May 2017 to develop a blueprint for policing in Ireland into the future. The Commission is tasked with undertaking an independent, comprehensive examination of all aspects of policing in Ireland, including all functions currently carried out by An Garda Síochána, as well as the full range of oversight bodies.

At this public consultation meeting the Commission will listen to your views on the future of policing in Ireland.

Admission is free. More details can be found via the link below.

www.eventbrite.ie/e/commission-on-the-future-of-policing-wood-quay-public-meeting-tickets-41942176178?ref=devg

The Civil War Period – Talk

18:30, Mon 22 Jan

Inchicore Library, 34 Emmet Road, Dublin 8

This is a lecture by Cathy Scuffil, Historian-in-Residence, DCC South Central Area

Admission is free.

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

Utopia Dystopia: The Irish left and Soviet Russia, 1917-43 – Talk

18:30 – 20:00, Mon 22 Jan

Thomas Davis Theatre, Arts Building, Trinitiy College Dublin, Dublin 2

Emmet O’Connor will talk about the relationship of the Irish Left and Soviet Russia after the revolution in Russia.

Admission is free, but tickets are required via the link below.

“Immediately following the February 1917 revolution in Russia, Irish Labour identified with the Petrograd Soviet because it opposed the world war and supported the principle of national self-determination. Contact with the Bolsheviks was established after the October revolution and the Irish Labour delegates sided with the pro-Bolsheviks at the international socialist conference at Berne in February 1919. However, the foundation of the Comintern, and the related emergence of a far-left in Ireland, led Labour to distance itself from Russia, and Irish links with the Bolsheviks became confined to communist, Larkinite, and republican groups. Moscow would shape the politics of Irish socialism and left republicanism in the 1920s and 1930s, and the history of its several, successive affiliates tells us much about centre-periphery relations within the Comintern and the character of Comintern influence on the smaller communist parties.”

www.eventbrite.ie/e/utopia-dystopia-the-irish-left-and-soviet-russia-1917-43-tickets-41340696135?ref=devg

Death Fears the Irish – Candlelit Storytelling

19:30 – 21:30, Mon 22 Jan

Arthur’s Pub, 28 Thomas Street, Dublin 8

The Candlelit Storytellers will be in the Bowery telling stories about Irish heroes and why they didn’t fear death, but death feared them.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1750093198631696/

Song Cycle – Singer/Songwriter Showcase

20:00, Mon 22 Jan

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Song Cycle is a weekly Singer/Songriter showcase. The line-up is not always easily findable on the Whelan’s website, but admission is always free.

www.whelanslive.com

The Circle Sessions – Open Mic

20:00 – 23:30, Mon 22 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 22 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 22 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 22 Jan

Leeson Lounge, 148 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4

Donal Kirk and Anto Drennan will perform in the Leeson Lounge.

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 22 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 22 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 22 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 23 Jan

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DNA Tells Tales – Applications of DNA in Science and Industry – Conference

09:00 – 16:30, Tue 23 Jan

Institute of Technology Tallaght, Tallaght, Dublin 24

IT-Tallaght is hosting a one day national conference on DNA technologies which will bring together leaders in the field, spanning the food, equine and agriculture industries, forensic science and medical diagnostics. All details can be found via the link below.

www.eventbrite.ie/e/dna-tells-tales-applications-of-dna-in-science-and-industry-tickets-40871219919?ref=devg

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Tue 23 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

The Artist’s Studio – Pop-up Art Talk

13:15 – 13:45, Tue 23 Jan

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

Join Jacinta Keane for a pop-up talk in front of John Lavery’s large family portrait “The Artist’s Studio: Lady Hazel Lavery with her Daughter Alice and Stepdaughter Eileen”.

Admission is free. Meet in front of the painting in Room 16.

www.nationalgallery.ie/pop-talk-artists-studio

Citizen Science Movement – Science Espresso Talk

18:30 – 20:00, Tue 23 Jan

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

Science Espressos are a series of talks running alongside the SPARKS exhibition at the Science Gallery in January and February.

The second talk in the series takes place on Tuesday and features Joseph Roche (Astrophysicist and Assistant Professor in Science Education at Trinity College Dublin). He will talk about the citizen science movement.

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

www.eventbrite.ie/e/science-espresso-2-professor-joseph-roche-tickets-41871574005?ref=devg

January Blues Yoga – Taster Class

18:40, Tue 23 Jan

Dublin Holistic Centre, 28 South William Street, Dublin 2

Yoga teacher Sara Kelly is running uplifting stress management yoga classes every Tuesday In the Dublin Holistic Centre.

Students will work through standing and seated poses, twists, backbends and inversions with a focus on strength, release, alignment and breathe centred movement.

Admission is EUR 12 but for four Dublin Event Guide readers she is offering a free taster class on Tuesday. The classes are normally EUR 12. To be admitted for this free taster, you have to send a mail to sassyogadublin@gmail.com and wait for the confirmation or contact her on 087 6369535. Don’t forget to mention that you read about it in the Dublin Event Guide.

www.instagram.com/p/BeJVdl6AVhJ/

The Dublin Language Exchange – Meetup

19:00, Tue 23 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 23 Jan

Anseo, 18 Camden Street Lower, Dublin 2

Camden Comedy is a weekly comedy night on a Tuesday.

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

www.facebook.com/CamdenComedyDublin/

Dublin Bluegrass Collective – Gig

20:00, Tue 23 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 23 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 23 Jan

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

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

thebowery.ie/calander/

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 23:00, Tue 23 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 23 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 23 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 23 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 24 Jan

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Blueface Business Communications Technology Report Launch

07:15 – 09:00, Wed 24 Jan

Marker Hotel, Misery Hill, Grand Canal Dock, Dublin 2

The 2018 Business Communications Technology (BCT) Report identifies current trends in technology, work communication habits, and collaboration and makes projections until 2025.

The event will be presented by Newstalk host Jonathan McCrea and the panel will be TechIreland founder Niamh Bushnell, SoapBox Labs Founder Dr Patricia Scanlon and Blueface co-founder Feargal Brady and Blueface & Star2Star Co-CTO Nameer Kazzaz.

The Launch will begin with a light breakfast, refreshments and networking.

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

www.eventbrite.com/e/blueface-bct-2018-breakfast-launch-tickets-41863904064?ref=devg

Playable City Dublin Workshop

09:00 – 12:15, Wed 24 Jan

Pearse Street Library, 138-144 Pearse Street, Dublin 2

“Playable City” is a global initiative that transforms a city into a place of unexpected interaction. In 2018, Dublin City Council will partner with Playable City to design and deliver a flagship project in the city that creates a new city conversation for Dublin.

A workshop on Wednesday will launch the project and you are invited. The workshop is designed to enable participants to connect, understand and explore the concept of the Playable City and discuss it’s relevance to Dublin.

There will be coffee and introductions at 09:00 and the workshop will start at 09.30.

Admission is free, but tickets are required via the link below.

www.eventbrite.com/e/playable-city-dublin-workshop-tickets-41381405899?ref=devg

Temple Bar Tradfest 2018

09:00, Wed 24 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. There is also an IMRO Conference on Thursday if you are a musician/in the music business. The Live at the Hub gigs during the day on Thuirsday and Friday are also free.The Family Concerts in the Printworks building at Dublin Castle are also free.

And if you have kids, look Throughout he 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/

Creative Den Drawing Session – Rua Red

11:00, Wed 24 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 24 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 24 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, Wed 24 Jan

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

www.bookdepository.com?a_aid=dubevg

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Volunteer in Africa – Information Evening

18:15, Wed 24 Jan

St. Vincent de Paul Society, 91/92 Sean MacDermott Street, Dublin 1

You are invited to come along to an information evening on volunteering in Africa with the Vincentian Lay Missionaries (VLM).

Hosted by previous VLM volunteers, you will hear first-hand experiences of work with communities in Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya and Burkina Faso and there will be opportunities to ask questions and learn about the placements available.

Participants of all ages, skills and backgrounds are welcome to attend. Admission is free, but you are asked to register via info@vlm.ie or 087-1397069

At the beginning there will be some refreshments.

www.vlm.ie

Diabetes the real facts you need to know – Talk

18:30, Wed 24 Jan

Marino Library, Marino Mart, Dublin 3

This talk will provide a simple introduction to what is diabetes and how it can be delayed or prevented. By looking at the role of carbohydrates and sugars, Consultant Dietician Aoife Hanna will illustrate how small modifications to meals and portion control can reduce the risk of diabetes. Aoife will also discuss the impact of exercise on diabetes management.

Admission free, but booking is requried via 01-8336297

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

Dwarf Jar Wednesday Jazz

19:30 – 22:00, Wed 24 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 24 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/

Billow Wood – Gig – Temple Bar Trad Festival

20:00, Wed 24 Jan

Button Factory, Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Billow Wood is a “Neo Folk band with Irish and Mainstream influences, infused with vocal Harmonies”. They create their own original music that is a mix of Folk, Indie Folk, Indie Rock/pop.

Admission is free, tickets are available via the link below.

www.eventbrite.ie/e/billow-wood-temple-bar-tradfest-at-the-button-factory-tickets-41999775459?ref=devg

BIMM Battle of the Bands – Gig

20:00, Wed 24 Jan

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

The BIMM Music College is running a band competition.

A number of bands will battle for a place in the final, with a variety of genres.

Admission is free.

sin-e.ie/events/bimm-showcase-night/

Brand New Switcharoo – Roots Gig

20:00, Wed 24 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/

Anseo Comedy Club

20:30, Wed 24 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 24 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

Ben Prevo – Gig

21:00, Wed 24 Jan

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

Ben Prevo will be for his weekly gig in the Bowery. Expect Blues, Funk, Jazz and even Country.

Admission is free.

thebowery.ie/calander/

David Kitt – Singer/Songwriter – Gig

21:00, Wed 24 Jan

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

Singer/Songwriter David Kitt will open this year’s Banjo & Bovril Festival in the Harbour Bar in Bray.

Admission is free.

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

Forro Wednesday

21:00, Wed 24 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/

Inn Jokes – Comedy Club

21:00, Wed 24 Jan

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

The January Inn Jokes Comedy night will take place on Wednesday.

Admission is free, but donations are appreciated.

innjokes.com/

Los Paradiso – Gig

21:00, Wed 24 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 24 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 24 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 24 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 25 Jan

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Temple Bar Tradfest 2018

09:00, Thu 25 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. There is also an IMRO Conference on Thursday if you are a musician/in the music business. The Live at the Hub gigs during the day on Thuirsday and Friday are also free.The Family Concerts in the Printworks building at Dublin Castle are also free.

And if you have kids, look Throughout he 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/

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Thu 25 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

The Green Door Market

12:00 – 19:00, Thu 25 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

Chinese Snuff Bottles: Masterpieces in Miniature – Tour

13:10, Thu 25 Jan

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

The In Focus Tour “Chinese Snuff Bottles: Masterpieces in Miniature” with Joan Barnewell, Guide, takes place in the Chester Beatty Library.

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

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

Big Screen Quiz Night

18:00 – 21:00, Thu 25 Jan

Sinnott’s Bar, South King Street, Dublin 2

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

www.facebook.com/events/689476054583147/

Jazz Club at Sweetman’s – Gig

18:00 – 20:00, Thu 25 Jan

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

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

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/jwsweetman/

Little Museum of Dublin – Free Admission Thursday

18:00 – 20:00, Thu 25 Jan

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/

The Value of Personal Data – Panel Discussion

18:00 – 19:30, Thu 25 Jan

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

On Data Protection Day 2018, Trinity College Dublin invites you to a panel discussion about the Value of Personal Data, hosted by Liam Geraghty.

The event will explore how we can strike a balance between encouraging data-driven innovation and protecting our privacy. The panel will be Maria Farrell, writer and consultant on technology policy; Kate Colleary, lawyer and co-founder of data protection organisation Frontier Privacy and Cronan McNamara, founder of data science technology company, Creme Global.

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

www.eventbrite.ie/e/drop-in-data-protection-clinic-tickets-40855978331?ref=devg

Who (or What) Creates a Work of Authorship – Talk

18:00 – 20:00, Thu 25 Jan

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

“Intelligent Machines: Who (or What) Creates a Work of Authorship?” is a talk in the Science Gallery by Prof Jane Ginsburg (Morton L. Janklow Professor of Literary and Artistic Property Law at Columbia University (School of Law)).

“In copyright law, an author is a human being who exercises subjective judgment in composing the work and who controls its execution. But challenges arise when the putative author partners with a machine or with natural forces to create a work of authorship. Do mechanical or natural interventions in the production of a work result in an insufficiently human-authored creation? The burgeoning of “computer generated works” – outputs of digital neural networks that have “taught themselves” to combine rules of literary, musical or artistic assembly after being “trained” on a database of pre-existing works – requires us to ask whether those outputs are “original works of authorship” entitled to copyright protection.”

For more information and to book free tickets go to the website below.

www.eventbrite.ie/e/intelligent-machines-who-or-what-creates-a-work-of-authorship-tickets-41464554599?ref=devg

Evening Tour – National Gallery

18:30 – 19:15, Thu 25 Jan

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

At this Evening tour in the National Gallery, explore some of the highlights of the permanent collection, led by one of the tour guides.

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

www.nationalgallery.ie/evening-tour-17

The History of History Lecture – Talk

18:30, Thu 25 Jan

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

Join Historian in Residence Maeve Casserly as she delves into the complex world of how we write history. What is historiography? What exactly is revisionism and why is it so controversial? Take a step outside your history book and test the theories of some of the important (and sometimes forgotten) historians in Irish and international history. Were they always in pursuit of the facts, or just great storytellers? Join Maeve as she argues for AND against the defence of History.

The topic this talk is “The History of History II: from Marxism to Fukuyama”

Admission is free,

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

New to Dublin? Dublin Expats Meeting

19:00, Thu 25 Jan

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 25 Jan

Ryan’s, 19 Store Street, Dublin 1

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

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/IGAGamesNights/

Crystal Skull Sessions – Band Competition

20:00, Thu 25 Jan

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

The Crystal Skull Sessions is a band competition in Sin É.

Admission is free.

sin-e.ie/events/the-crystal-skull-sessions-2/

Table Quiz Thursday – Grand Social

20:00 – 23:00, Thu 25 Jan

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

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

Admission is free.

www.thegrandsocial.ie/event/table-quiz-thursdays-9/2018-01-25/

I Draw Slow – Gig

21:00, Thu 25 Jan

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

The great Roots, Americana, Alt Country, Oldtime band “I Draw Slow” will play this gig during the Banjo & Bovril Festival in the Harbour Bar.

Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/i-draw-slow

Live at the Liquor Rooms – Gig

21:00, Thu 25 Jan

Liquor Rooms, 7 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

Live at the Liquor Rooms is a monthly music event showcasing the best in Irish up and coming talent.

Admission is free.

liquorrooms.wpengine.com/calendar/

Singer Songwriter Night – Mother Reilly’s

21:00, Thu 25 Jan

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 25 Jan

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 25 Jan

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 25 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/

McLoughlin’s Trad Night

21:30, Thu 25 Jan

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 25 Jan

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 25 Jan

Woolshed Bar & Grill, Parnell Street, Dublin 1

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

www.woolshedbaa.com/dublin/

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Temple Bar Tradfest 2018

09:00, Fri 26 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. There is also an IMRO Conference on Thursday if you are a musician/in the music business. The Live at the Hub gigs during the day on Thuirsday and Friday are also free.The Family Concerts in the Printworks building at Dublin Castle are also free.

And if you have kids, look Throughout he 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/

The Story of the Capital – Exhibition in Dublin City Hall

10:00 – 17:15, Fri 26 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 about Dublin’s History and you should definitely check it out at some stage.

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

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

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

Culture Club at Collins Barracks

11:30 – 13:00, Fri 26 Jan

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

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

The tour is about the story of coins & coinage in Ireland from the 10th century to the present day.

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

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=3557

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Fri 26 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

The Green Door Market

12:00 – 19:00, Fri 26 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

Mentoring – How to establish a successful relationship? – Talk

13:00 – 14:00, Fri 26 Jan

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

Women in Research Ireland (WiRI) is hosting a seminar on Friday entitled “Mentoring – How to establish a successful relationship”.

Mentoring is an essential part of a career in research and young researchers look for guidance to cultivate their early careers. If you fit either of these categories, then you are invited to this conversation led by Dr. Patricia Eadie of the Royal College of Surgeons Ireland. She will share her vast experience of mentoring and give tips for both mentors and mentees.

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

www.eventbrite.ie/e/seen-and-heard-seminar-7-tickets-42229339090?ref=devg

Cornucopia – Live Music

19:30 – 21:30, Fri 26 Jan

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

Dublin Sidewalk Astronomers – Star-Gazing

20:00, Fri 26 Jan

Martello Tower Car Park, Sandymount, Dublin 4

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

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

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

www.irishastrosoc.org/events/events.htm

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Fri 26 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 Deep Funk Project / Bobby & The Blunts – Gig

21:00, Fri 26 Jan

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

The Deep Funk Project is a funk band from the Midlands. They take their influences from Vulfpeck, The Meters, Booker T & The MGs and more.

Support will come from Bobby & The Blunts, a four man band from Mullingar.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/169890940436899/

The Heavyweights – Gig

21:00, Fri 26 Jan

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

The Heavyweights will play a gig in the Patriot’s Inn.

Admission is free.

dublinsessions.ie/the-patriots-inn/

The Pale – Gig

21:00, Fri 26 Jan

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

The Pale will play this gig at the Banjo & Bovril Festival. They celebrate the 25th Anniversary of their classic debut album, ‘Here’s One We Made Earlier’ that featured the singles, “Butterfly”, “Dogs With No Tails”, and “Shut Up Venus”.

Admission is free.

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

Gavin Povey and the Fabulous Oke She Moke She Pops

22:00, Fri 26 Jan

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

Gin ‘n’ Juice – Gig

23:30, Fri 26 Jan

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

Gin ‘n’ Juice will play a Hip Hop gig in the Grand Social.

Admission is free.

www.thegrandsocial.ie/event/gin-n-juice-2/

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:

TBA

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During the week something happened that was somewhat unexpected in the context of the Eighth Amendment development when Michael Martin (Fianna Fail leader) and Leo Varadkar (Fine Gael leader and Taoiseach) both made their opinion known about their stance on the Eighth Amendment decision. There is something odd about that clause in the constitution and it could also be seen as odd that Micheal Martin made a U-turn about it. So I started writing about it for this section. No, not about the pros and cons of abortion, only about the pros and cons of that clause in the constitution.

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