Dublin Event Guide 558: Mother Tongues Festival, Chinese Spring Festival, Dublin Flea Market,

February 24th, 2018
DEG Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events)

No. 558 | 23 February 2018

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Hi all!

Another Dublin Event Guide is completed and the plans were to send it MUCH earlier than usually, but sometimes plans do NOT work out perfectly. I am away this weekend and therefore started working on it a good few days earlier, but that alone didn’t help. I hope you will be able to make some good use of the Dublin Event Guide anyway.

There are very good news in this area though: The bills for February are fully paid, thanks for your huge help again and especially thanks to Paula and Pamela who got us over the line this month and also to Malachy who was super generous last week! I am so happy and glad that you guys are such great supporters. As it stands we already have 10 Eur for the March bill, so for March another EUR 230 is needed. I know we are a week early, but if you have a few Euro on pay day to chip in, that would be so cool. I am suggesting a very fair EUR 12 for the year, that’s just 23 cent per Dublin Event Guide Edition or less than 3 pints for the whole year! That’s not much if you think about how much value the Dublin Event Guide brings you every week! ;-) Higher and lower donations are also appreciated! Every Euro counts!

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Have an event-full weekend and week,

–Joerg

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Feel good slot

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

This week’s Feel Good Slot is from Will Rogers, (1879-1935) who was an actor, performer and social commentator:

“Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.” – Will Rogers

So what is Will Rogers telling us here? Well, my interpretation is this: Even if you are on the right track, you have to keep moving. Don’t rest on having found the right track, but continue on your path.

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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 Paula R and Pamela A 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!!

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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 have a look at the Mother Tongues Festival and the Chinese Spring Festival and there is also a Dublin Flea Market again.

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Competitions

Zero Waste Spring Clean Festival

Sun 25 Feb – 10:00-17:00
ABC Drumcondra, 40 Drumcondra Road Lower, Dublin 9

The Zero Waste Spring Clean Festival will promote Zero Waste ideas, with info stands, a market, a swap shop, art exhibition, a recycling work shop, garden tour and community planting. All this is free. In addition there are some workshops and talks and the day ticket for this part of the event is EUR 10 per person.

You can book your pass here.

The organisers of the event have made two day passes for workshops and talks available for Dublin Event Guide Readers and the winners are Julia Baumanns and Howard Linnane. Congratulations!

www.zerowastefestival.ie/

Lica B Browne’s Meditation Workout

28 February – 19:00-21:00
City Centre – TBA

Lica B Browne, Entrepreneur, Artist, Writer, DJ, Healer and Teacher, is running a Meditation Workout on Wednesday 28 February. Tickets to the event are EUR 15, but Lica is making 3 places available for Dublin Event Guide Readers and to win a place you have to go the order form on her page here and you have to put one place in the basket. Then you go to Checkout and enter the Coupon Code DEGLBBmed282 to enter the competition.

Lica sent me this description for the event:
Lica B Browne’s Meditation Workout. This is where we make you sweat like a honourable mindfulness learner.
+ No hiding behind closed doors.
+ Smack bang in the middle of life’s hustle and bustle.
+ No practice mysteries. We meditate, discuss, meditate and on we go.
The exact location will be shared with those sign up.

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Clontarf Seawater Baths to open

I was surprised reading that because a “Seawater Bath” is not the thing that I would have expected to open for business in cold February. Well and then there also is the big question if a sea water swimming pool makes sense at any time in Ireland. But David Cullen (Publican, Hotelier and owner of Seafield Hotel and Spa in Co. Wexford and of Turk’s Head in Dublin) is clearly of a different opinion.

He is leasing the baths for EUR 25k per year from Dublin City and has invested a whopping amount of 2.4mio in renovating the baths. And if you still question his sanity, I can tell you that he is not relying on the attractiveness and weather-compatibility of the baths alone, but a possibly bigger attraction and revenue generator is the fact that he has a pub license for the building that is next to he baths and where he will run a bar and restaurant. So even if nobody will ever enter the water, he will have a business.

Find out some more information, including a picture in this RTE News article.

Walton’s Music Shop will close soon

What’s going on? The economy is allegedly recovering or according to the Central Bank has nearly fully done so, but shops are closing? Ahh it is the rents again…and the Internet.

Walton’s Music shop is an institution and is one of VERY few music shops in Dublin. But, let’s face it, Amazon and Ebay etc are also an institution and Walton’s is (and probably has to be) ALWAYS more expensive than the online shops. So the price that we have to pay is either a higher one for products OR we have to accept that we will lose “high street” retailers.

In this case, we are losing the retailer in George’s Street. They will still be in Blanchardstown though and the Music School will continue in the same place above the shop.

The Irish Times article here has all the details.

Dublin Food Co-op Markets

The Dublin Food Co-op at Newmarket Square has put a notice on their website that following an “incident” on 05 December, the structural integrity of part of the hall that was used for the markets every week and the cafe are not accessible anymore and it seems that means that the weekly markets (Pure Vintage Market, Rumble in the Jumble, Fusion Sunday Market and Dublin Flea Market) will be affected by this. The Flea Market will probably suffer the least because they always used the Green Door Market hall in addition to the Food Co-op hall, but the other markets will either not happen until further notice or will be severely curtailed due to lack of space.

I will keep you posted about the developments.

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

Rabo Direct Ireland is closing shop and leaving us behind

There was a time when the Rabo Direct bank was the new and cheeky kid on the block. A bank that didn’t have complicated and sneaky rules and that gave customers what they really wanted from a bank. 90,000 people became (or are still) customers but over the last few years it got quiet around Rabo Direct. No more advertisement, no new attractive offers, just quiet. This week we found out why: Rabobank lost interest in Ireland and on Wednesday they announced the final chapter, which is their closure and departure from Ireland by 16 May.

Surprisingly only 31 employees will be let go, but 90,000 customers and 3bio of deposits are affected.

The bank explained that the reason for the departure is a decision by their Dutch parent Rabobank Group to simplify the business model across the world and reduce costs, but you can’t help it and think that Ireland was just not interesting enough anymore. Will we end up again with just the “old style” banks like AIB, BoI, Ulster Bank and Permanent TSB. The bunch that was always here and that doesn’t know what innovative services and customer focus means? :-O

More details of this story is on this RTE News website.

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/

Hi! Fashion

01 Dec 2017-29 Apr 2018 (Open: Tue-Sun+Bank Holiday: 10:00-13:00+14:00-17:00)

Farmleigh House, Phoenix Park, Dublin 15

Hi! Fashion is an exhibition of garments from the collections of Issey Miyake, John Rocha, Noritaka Tatehana and Úna Burke.

Hi! Fashion presents womenswear garments and accessories, which explore visual correlations and contrasts between Japan and Ireland over the last 60 years.

Find more information on the website here: www.farmleigh.ie/hi-fashion-at-farmleigh-gallery/

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 24 Feb

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Car Boot Sales – Tallaght

08:00 – 12:00, Sat 24 Feb

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/

Engineers Week 2018

09:00, Sat 24 Feb

Dublin (various locations)

Engineers Week 2018 will take place in Ireland from 24 Feb until 02 March. It is a week-long festival of nationwide events, celebrating the world of engineering in Ireland. The main target group is school children and students from Primary Level to Third Level,so if you have children in these age groups, have a look at what is on offer.

However, I searched for events for “General Public” and found NONE and then I searched for “Families” and found one (but booked out).

So does this event miss a trick? Would it not make sense to have a few highlight events to get people talking about the week?

Even if you look for a Primary School-age event for your kids, you could run into trouble. Can you book the event for your child or are these events that school classes only can get to? Who knows?

The event is organised by “Engineers Ireland” with a great number of events but maybe they could make this week more accessible?

www.engineersweek.ie/event-search/

Mother Tongues Festival

09:00, Sat 24 Feb

Outhouse, 105 Capel Street, Dublin 1

A new 1-day Festival with a difference is coming to Dublin. The Mother Tongues Festival will feature musical performances, poetry readings and workshops for all ages, to celebrate UNESCO International Mother Language Day. Children and adults will be immersed in a world of languages and cultures. Artists and performers will be leading workshops in Irish, Japanese, Polish, French, Romanian, Turkish, Italian, Spanish, Indonesian, Chinese, Portuguese, and many other languages.

There are some free workshops and events and the great organisers provided the following list:

NEW SPEAKERS STUDIO – VIDEO INSTALLATION: All day

YAZ DOSTUM (Turkish) for Age 7+: 10:00-10:45

TOP 10 TIPS FOR PARENTS RAISING BILINGUAL CHILDREN (English) for adults: 11:15-11:45

POP UP GAELTACHT (Irish) for all ages: 13:00-13:45

BILINGUAL STORYTELLING IN SOUTH AFRICAN CLICK LANGUAGES (English and Click languages from Southern Africa): 12:00-12:45

CHINESE PAPERCUTTING (English & Chinese) for age 8+ and adult: 15:00-15:30 for adults 15:30-16:00 for kids

THE PRINCE WHO MARRIED A FROG – TALES FROM AROUND THE WORLD (German) for all ages: 16:00-18:00
(note that only this event will be held at Poetry Ireland on Parnell Square East)

POLISH LEGENDS – ART AND LITERARY WORKSHOP (Polish) for age 3-10: 16:30-17:15

JAPANESE PAPER FOLDING – ORIGAMI WORKSHOP (English & Japanese) for age 10+: 14:00-14:45

For more information and for all other events as well, go to the website below.

www.mothertonguesfestival.com

Honest2Goodness Food Market

09:30 – 16:00, Sat 24 Feb

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 24 Feb

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 24 Feb

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 24 Feb

18 Newmarket, Dublin 8

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

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

www.facebook.com/thegreendoordublin

Belgard Weekend Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 24 Feb

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 24 Feb

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 24 Feb

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 24 Feb

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 24 Feb

City Hall, Dame Street, Dublin 2

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

To celebrate the Easter Rising Anniversary, admission to that exhibititon was free in 2016, but lucky for us, Dublin City decided to also waive the admission charge for 2018.

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

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

Art, Bites, Crafts – Drumcondra Market

10:30 – 15:30, Sat 24 Feb

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 24 Feb

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/

Spring Festival Fair – Chinese New Year

11:00 – 18:00, Sat 24 Feb

CHQ Building, Customs House Quay, Dublin 1

The Chinese New Year started last week and this week the “Spring Festival Fair” is back in the chq Building.

Inspired by traditional Chinese temple fairs, “Miaohui”, this event will welcome the Year of the Dog with a host of dog-themed entertainment, arts, crafts and interactive workshops, suitable for all ages.

Activities include Chinese calligraphy, Chinese knots, Chinese paper cutting, traditional Chinese medicine/acupuncture, Chinese tea ceremonies, red-envelope workshops, ping pong, face-painting, dog figure-making workshops and fairground rides.

Performances/demos include Chinese fashion show, Lion and Unicorn dancers, Chinese traditional dance, Qi Gong and Tai Chi demos, traditional Chinese sugar-painting and more.

Stalls will offer traditional Chinese food (hot and cold), plus drinks, books, and special crafts and goods from Yunan.

Admission to this family-friendly eventis free and it will run on Saturday and Sunday.

www.dublinchinesenewyear.com/?post_type=event&p=3612

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Sat 24 Feb

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

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

Admission to the gallery and to most events is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on

Ha’penny Flea Market

12:00 – 17:00, Sat 24 Feb

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/

The Impact of Chinese Arts in Ireland – Talk

12:00 – 14:00, Sat 24 Feb

Crowley Millar Solicitors, 2-3 Exchange Place, IFSC, Dublin 1

This bi-lingual seminar will give an insight into the integration of Chinese Culture and Arts in the Irish society. Media law expert Simon Carty will also give his unique view on the Entertainment industry, the potential for a cultural relationship between China and Ireland and various issues of concern to foreign artists.

Admission is free, but booking is required via the site below,

www.dublinchinesenewyear.com/?post_type=event&p=3622

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Sat 24 Feb

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/

Songwriting Workshop

13:30 – 16:30, Sat 24 Feb

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

Learn how to write a song at this Songwriting Workshop.

As part of The Music Library’s Emerging Artists Series, songwriter & musician, Kieran McGuinness, in association with BIMM, will facilitate this exciting introduction to to the art and craft of songwriting. Participants will work together as a team and write and record a song in three hours.

Admission is free, but booking is required via 01 8734333

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

Chester Beatty Library – Guided Tour

14:00, Sat 24 Feb

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

Chinese New Year Traditions – Talk

14:00, Sat 24 Feb

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

Join Professor Yan Yi Blake from the Irish Chinese Cultural Society and discover some of the traditions around the Chinese New Year Festival.

What is a red pocket? What is the significance of the lantern? What do the Chinese eat during their New Year celebrations? Broaden your knowledge and deepen the cultural understanding of China and the Chinese New Year.

Admission is free.

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

Eason Story Time for children

14:00, Sat 24 Feb

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/

Rugby Six Nations: Ireland vs Wales

14:15, Sat 24 Feb

Dublin (various locations)

The next Rugby games in the Six Nations competition will take place this weekend:

Ireland vs Wales 14:15
Scotland vs England 16:45

They will be screeened in nearly all pubs.

Dublin Sidewalk Astronomers – Star Gazing

20:00, Sat 24 Feb

Clontarf Bus Depot, Clontarf Road, Clontarf, Dublin 3

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

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

www.irishastrosoc.org/events/events.htm

Electro City Synth Festival – Gigs

21:00, Sat 24 Feb

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

The “Electro City Synth Festival” will take place on Friday and Saturday (23+24 Feb) and will bring you a selection of Ireland’s finest Electro / Synth / Dance live music and DJs.

The line-up on Saturday is:

Saturday 25 Feb:

WOB!
SAM KILLEEN (AKORA)
VAN PANTHER
DEVILS JUKEBOX
More TBA

Admission is free.

sin-e.ie/events/wob-electro-city-synth-festival/

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Sat 24 Feb

Stillorgan Orchard, The Hill, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin

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

www.stillorganorchard.com/specials/

Ralph Rolle & The Funk Patrol – Gig

21:00, Sat 24 Feb

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

Ralph Rolle (drummer in the band CHIC) is bringing his new band “The Funk Patrol” to the Harbour Bar and they will play the best 70’s & 80’s funk music.

Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/ralph-rolle-chic-the-funk-patrol

Nix Moon + Trenchtown – Gig

22:00, Sat 24 Feb

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

Nix Moon + Trenchtown will be in the Bowery for a gig from 23:00. Admission is free before 22:00.

thebowery.ie/calander/

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Car Boot Sales – Ballymun

08:00 – 13:00, Sun 25 Feb

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

Engineers Week 2018

09:00, Sun 25 Feb

Dublin (various locations)

Engineers Week 2018 will take place in Ireland from 24 Feb until 02 March. It is a week-long festival of nationwide events, celebrating the world of engineering in Ireland. The main target group is school children and students from Primary Level to Third Level,so if you have children in these age groups, have a look at what is on offer.

However, I searched for events for “General Public” and found NONE and then I searched for “Families” and found one (but booked out).

So does this event miss a trick? Would it not make sense to have a few highlight events to get people talking about the week?

Even if you look for a Primary School-age event for your kids, you could run into trouble. Can you book the event for your child or are these events that school classes only can get to? Who knows?

The event is organised by “Engineers Ireland” with a great number of events but maybe they could make this week more accessible?

www.engineersweek.ie/event-search/

Belgard Weekend Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 25 Feb

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 25 Feb

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 25 Feb

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 25 Feb

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 25 Feb

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/

Survival Skills for kids: Make a water filter

10:00 – 11:30, Sun 25 Feb

Poppintree Park, Ballymun, Dublin 9

OWLS the Children’s Nature Charity will run the “Survival Skills: Make a water filter event”.

It takes place in Poppintree Park from 10:00-11:30 and admission is free (Supported by Dublin City Council.) In addition the event takes place a second time in Waterstown Park from 12:30-14:00 (Supported by South Dublin County Council), but at that second event there is a fee of EUR 2 it seems.

“Bring out your inner survival side as we try out different natural materials to make a water filter. A fun event where we test out what materials work best for clearing up dirty water.”

Booking is required via Turtle at education@owls.ie

www.owls.ie/events/jclylh0v11/Survival-Skills-Make-a-water-filter

Art, Bites, Crafts – Drumcondra Market

10:30 – 15:30, Sun 25 Feb

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

Zero Waste Festival

10:30 – 15:30, Sun 25 Feb

Arts and Business Campus, 40 Drumcondra Road Lower, Drumcondra, Dublin 9

The next Zero Waste Festival is taking place on Sunday in Drumcondra. There is a weekly market at that location anyway and 10 stalls with Zero Waste products will sell their products. A swapshop and the market will have no admission charges.

Workshops and talks will also be provided but you need to buy a day pass for EUR 10.

zerowastefestival.ie/

Dublin Flea Market

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 25 Feb

Green Door Market, 18 Newmarket, Dublin 8

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

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

Admission is free.

As far as I know, the Food Co-op hall is still not usable, so expect that the Flea Market will be mainly in the Green Door Market on the other side of Teelings Distillery.

www.facebook.com/DublinFleaMarket/

Dun Laoghaire Market

11:00 – 16:00, Sun 25 Feb

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

Palestrina Choir

11:00, Sun 25 Feb

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

Spring Festival Fair – Chinese New Year

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 25 Feb

CHQ Building, Customs House Quay, Dublin 1

The Chinese New Year started last week and this week the “Spring Festival Fair” is back in the chq Building.

Inspired by traditional Chinese temple fairs, “Miaohui”, this event will welcome the Year of the Dog with a host of dog-themed entertainment, arts, crafts and interactive workshops, suitable for all ages.

Activities include Chinese calligraphy, Chinese knots, Chinese paper cutting, traditional Chinese medicine/acupuncture, Chinese tea ceremonies, red-envelope workshops, ping pong, face-painting, dog figure-making workshops and fairground rides.

Performances/demos include Chinese fashion show, Lion and Unicorn dancers, Chinese traditional dance, Qi Gong and Tai Chi demos, traditional Chinese sugar-painting and more.

Stalls will offer traditional Chinese food (hot and cold), plus drinks, books, and special crafts and goods from Yunan.

Admission to this family-friendly eventis free and it will run on Saturday and Sunday.

www.dublinchinesenewyear.com/?post_type=event&p=3612

Drop-in family session: Expressive Colour

11:30 – 13:30, Sun 25 Feb

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

The Drop-in family session “Expressive Colour” is a art-making workshop where children and their parents/guardians/carers are encouraged to work together on creative projects. The workshop will be led by artist Sarah Edmondson and will take the works of Emil Nolde as inspiration. “Drop-in and stay for as long (or as little!) as you wish:”

The workshops are suitable for children of all ages. Admission is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/drop-family-session-expressive-colour

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Sun 25 Feb

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

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

Admission to the gallery and to most events is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on

Blackrock Market

12:00 – 17:30, Sun 25 Feb

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 25 Feb

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

Printfest – National Print Museum

12:00 – 16:00, Sun 25 Feb

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

The National Print Museum is inviting to a Printfest again, an event for the whole family, where retired printers will demonstrate the old printing machines and tell stories from their life in printing and where craft activities keep children and guardians busy as well.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1817731105193107/

Sunday at Noon – Classical Concerts

12:00 – 13:30, Sun 25 Feb

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 Lucy Railton (cello) and Joseph Houston (piano) are performing “Morton Feldman: Patterns in a Chromatic Field (1981)”.

www.hughlane.ie

Family Tour – National Gallery

12:30 – 13:15, Sun 25 Feb

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

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

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

www.nationalgallery.ie/family-tour-21

The Seasons in Quincy: Four Portraits of John Berger – Film Screening

13:30, Sun 25 Feb

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

The film screening of “The Seasons in Quincy: Four Portraits of John Berger” (2016, Dirs. Tilda Swinton, Colin MacCabe, Bartek Dziadosz, Christopher Roth) (1hr 30 min)

Composed of four vignettes, this film is a documentary about intellectual storyteller John Berger. Introduced and followed by a discussion led by Alice Butler, writer and co-curator of aemi (aemi.ie)

Admission is free.

www.hughlane.ie/lectures/lectures-past/1950-film-screening-john-berger

Dublin Sketchers – Sunday Meet-up

14:00, Sun 25 Feb

Dublin (various locations)

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

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

www.dublinsketchers.blogspot.com/

Hugh Lane Gallery – Guided Tour

14:00, Sun 25 Feb

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 25 Feb

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.

Unfortunately the line-up is not overly well publicised.

Admission is free.

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

www.facebook.com/events/162879427681011/

Spring in a Small Town – Film Screening

14:00, Sun 25 Feb

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

The film screening of the Chinese “Spring in a Small Town” will take place.

In the dark aftermath of World War II, a lonely but spirited woman finds the monotony of dealing with an ill husband overbearing. When her first love reappears on the scene, her world is turned upside down. One of the greatest Chinese films ever made. The film will be screened in Mandarin with English subtitles. 1948, G (98 min).

Admission is free.

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

Stella Bass Jazz Trio

14:00 – 16:00, Sun 25 Feb

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 – 16:00, Sun 25 Feb

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 this week it is “Patterns and Stamps” as part of the Chinese New Year Festival. Explore patterns with artist Barbara O’Connell and create your own stamp to design motifs inspired by Chinese prints.

Admission is free but numbers are limited. Suited for ages 6+.

www.hughlane.ie/childrens-workshops/forthcoming/1970-chinese-new-year-patterns-and-stamps

Chester Beatty Library – Guided Tour

15:00, Sun 25 Feb

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

Introduction to Emil Nolde – Talk

15:00 – 15:45, Sun 25 Feb

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

Join the exhibition’s co-curator Janet McLean for a talk about the German Expressionist artist Emil Nolde and the exhibition “Emil Nolde: Colour is Life.”

Admission is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/introduction-emil-nolde

Museum Tour – National Print Museum

15:00 – 16:30, Sun 25 Feb

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

Recovered Voices – Ireland and World War I – Tour

15:00 – 16:00, Sun 25 Feb

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

Come to this public tour of “Recovered Voices” exploring the experience of Irish men and women during World War I.

Admission is free, places will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis 15 minutes before the tour starts.

Suitable for Adults & Children aged 12+.

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=3560

Viking Ireland – Tour

15:00 – 15:45, Sun 25 Feb

National Museum, Kildare Street (Archaeology), Dublin 2

Viking Ireland is a Tour in the National Museum in Kildare Street for Adults and Children aged 7+.

Did you know that Dublin was established by the Vikings? On the Viking Ireland tour with museum educator Annie Birney you will learn more about Viking raiders, traders and settlers, see the skeleton of a Viking warrior and discover ice skates made of bone.

Admission is free, but places are lmited. Meet at Reception.

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=3584

Bal Folk – European Folk Dance Session

16:00 – 19:00, Sun 25 Feb

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/155175391807699

Super Spongey Sundays at The Mezz – Gigs

16:00, Sun 25 Feb

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

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

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/559247501088713/

Blues Got Soul – Gig

17:00 – 20:15, Sun 25 Feb

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 25 Feb

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 25 Feb

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 25 Feb

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 25 Feb

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

Pete Cummins – Gig

20:30, Sun 25 Feb

Leeson Lounge, 148 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4

Pete Cummins, Grammy award winning songwriter will play songs from his album “Crooked Highways”. Admission is free, donations are welcome.

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

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 00:00, Sun 25 Feb

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

The Dublin Blues Cartel – Gig

22:30, Sun 25 Feb

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/

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Negative Emission Technologies – Talk

08:45 – 10:30, Mon 26 Feb

Royal Irish Academy, 19 Dawson Street, Dublin 2

“Negative emission technologies: What role in meeting Paris Agreement targets?” is a breakfast meeting with Prof. Mike Jones, MRIA about the the latest European Academies Science Advisory Council EASAC report.

Find more details on the website below.

Admission is free, but booking is required via policy@ria.ie

www.ria.ie/negative-emission-technologies-what-role-meeting-paris-agreement-targets

Engineers Week 2018

09:00, Mon 26 Feb

Dublin (various locations)

Engineers Week 2018 will take place in Ireland from 24 Feb until 02 March. It is a week-long festival of nationwide events, celebrating the world of engineering in Ireland. The main target group is school children and students from Primary Level to Third Level,so if you have children in these age groups, have a look at what is on offer.

However, I searched for events for “General Public” and found NONE and then I searched for “Families” and found one (but booked out).

So does this event miss a trick? Would it not make sense to have a few highlight events to get people talking about the week?

Even if you look for a Primary School-age event for your kids, you could run into trouble. Can you book the event for your child or are these events that school classes only can get to? Who knows?

The event is organised by “Engineers Ireland” with a great number of events but maybe they could make this week more accessible?

www.engineersweek.ie/event-search/

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Mon 26 Feb

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

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

Admission to the gallery and to most events is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Mon 26 Feb

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/

3D Printing – Let’s get technical – Workshop

18:00 – 20:00, Mon 26 Feb

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

This workshop builds on the basic introduction 3D Printing workshop that also runs every so often in the LexIcon Library and introduces more technical tools for 3D modelling.

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

www.eventbrite.ie/e/3d-printing-lets-get-technical-with-ryan-paetzold-dlr-lexicon-lab-tickets-41426183831?ref=devg

Talk for Grown-Ups: Migration & The Artist

18:00, Mon 26 Feb

The Ark, 11a Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Karthika Nair (poet and novelist and dance curator) will talk about art and migration in the global world with Liz Roche.

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

ark.ie/events/view/talk-for-grown-ups-migration-the-artist

Chinese Investment in Renewable Energy – Talk

18:30, Mon 26 Feb

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

China is a leader in the renewable energy sector and pioneers in the global trend of energy transformation. Join Dr Heidi Ning Kang Wang-Kaeding in tracing the development of Chinese investment in the renewable energy sectors and provide an overview of policies in relation to energy transformation. The purpose is to make sense of drivers behind China’s expansion in renewable energy and to understand how this initiative from the national government is observed at sub-national levels.

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

www.dublinchinesenewyear.com/?post_type=event&p=3624

Introduction to a Healthy Diet – Talk

18:30, Mon 26 Feb

Inchicore Library, 34 Emmet Road, Dublin 8

“An introduction to a healthy diet for maintaining Good Health”

We would all like to eat more healthily but what does a balanced diet actually consist of? With an introduction to the food pyramid, this talk looks at the correct amount of nutrients – protein, fat, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals you need to maintain good health. Find out more about research based evidence on the health implications of a poor diet and where to look for guidance and support.

Admission is free, but booking is required via 01 4533793

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-culture-and-amenities-dublin-city-public-libraries-and-archive-events-0

Irish Women at work in World War I – Talk

18:30, Mon 26 Feb

Rathmines Library, 157 Lower Rathmines Road, Dublin 6

“Irish Women at work in World War I” is a talk with Maeve Casserly, Historian in residence, South East Area.

Admission free, but booking is required via 01 4973539

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

Monday at the Cinema: Patria – Italian Movie

18:30, Mon 26 Feb

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

The Italian Drama “Patria” will be screened in Italian with English subtitles.

Admission is free. Further description and booking via the link below.

www.iicdublino.esteri.it/iic_dublino/en/gli_eventi/calendario/2018/02/lunedi-al-cinema-patria.html

Supporting Young People’s Mental Health – Talk

18:30, Mon 26 Feb

Finglas Library, Finglas Village Centre, Jamestowm Road, Finglas

“Supporting Young People’s Mental Health” is a talk for parents, guardians and other adults interested or concerned about young people’s mental health. Gain an understanding of the key issues impacting on the mental health of young people and learn how to recognize some of the signs that a young person may be struggling with their mental health. Be informed of the supports available in your local area with Jigsaw, the National Centre for Youth Mental Health.

Admission is free, but booking is required via 01 8344906

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

Galileo and the Church – Astronomy Talk

20:00, Mon 26 Feb

Ely House, 8 Ely Place, Dublin 2

The talk “Galileo and the Church – Scientific Hypothesis and Scriptural Exegesis” with Frank Boughton (IAS) will be given at the next IAS meeting.

There will also be a report on this year’s European Astrofest which was held in London earlier this month.

Admission is free.

www.irishastrosoc.org/

Song Cycle – Singer/Songwriter Showcase

20:00, Mon 26 Feb

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

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

Admission is free.

www.whelanslive.com

The Circle Sessions – Open Mic

20:00 – 23:30, Mon 26 Feb

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/

Jazz Jam Session – Grand Social

20:30, Mon 26 Feb

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

The Comedy Shed

20:30, Mon 26 Feb

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 26 Feb

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

Trad Sessions

21:00 – 23:30, Mon 26 Feb

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 26 Feb

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 27 Feb

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Engineers Week 2018

09:00, Tue 27 Feb

Dublin (various locations)

Engineers Week 2018 will take place in Ireland from 24 Feb until 02 March. It is a week-long festival of nationwide events, celebrating the world of engineering in Ireland. The main target group is school children and students from Primary Level to Third Level,so if you have children in these age groups, have a look at what is on offer.

However, I searched for events for “General Public” and found NONE and then I searched for “Families” and found one (but booked out).

So does this event miss a trick? Would it not make sense to have a few highlight events to get people talking about the week?

Even if you look for a Primary School-age event for your kids, you could run into trouble. Can you book the event for your child or are these events that school classes only can get to? Who knows?

The event is organised by “Engineers Ireland” with a great number of events but maybe they could make this week more accessible?

www.engineersweek.ie/event-search/

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Tue 27 Feb

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

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

Admission to the gallery and to most events is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on

Zurbarán: “The Immaculate Conception” – Art Talk

13:15 – 13:45, Tue 27 Feb

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

A Pop-up talk about Francisco Zurbarán’s “The Immaculate Conception” with Jessica Fahy will take place in Room 42 in front of the painting.

Admission is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/zurbarans-immaculate-conception

Thinking your Way to Health – Talk

18:30, Tue 27 Feb

Pembroke Library, Anglesea Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

At the talk “Thinking your Way to Health: The Importance of Mindset, Thoughts and Beliefs to Health and Wellbeing” Life Coach Sarah Murphy underlines the importance of our thoughts, beliefs and the mindset we adopt to our overall health and wellbeing. The link between the mind and body has been proven yet we often overlook the cognitive, behavioural and emotional basis of health and happiness in favour of diet and exercise. Learn how you can adopt new beliefs and an optimistic and empowering mindset to live a happier and more conscious life.

Admissionis free, but booking is required via 01 6689575

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

Cinema in Revolutionary Ireland – History Talk

19:00, Tue 27 Feb

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

The History Ireland Hedge School series returns to the National Library and History Ireland Editor Tommy Graham will moderate this panel discussion about “Cinema in Revolutionary Ireland”.

Admission is free.

“In Ireland during the revolutionary period, cinema was the latest form of mass entertainment. Previously ignored by the British authorities and by their nationalist opponents, its propaganda potential was quickly recognised. In 1916 the British government sponsored the production of the documentary, The Battle of the Somme, which played in cinemas across Ireland. In 1917, within hours of the event, the Bohemian Cinema in Phibsborough, Dublin screened footage of Thomas Ashe’s funeral.
What effect did such interventions have on public opinion? How did both sides use the new medium?”

The discussion panel will be Kevin Rockett (TCD), Ciara Chambers (UCC), Denis Condon (Maynooth University) and Joanne Carroll (NLI).

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

The Dublin Language Exchange – Meetup

19:00, Tue 27 Feb

Czech Inn, Essex Gate, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

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

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

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

Dublin Bluegrass Collective – Gig

20:00, Tue 27 Feb

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 27 Feb

Stag’s Head, Dame Lane, Dublin 2

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

www.facebook.com/UkuleleTuesday

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 23:00, Tue 27 Feb

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 27 Feb

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 27 Feb

The International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

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

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

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

www.international-bar.com/jazz/

Woolshed Pub Quiz

21:30, Tue 27 Feb

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 28 Feb

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Engineers Week 2018

09:00, Wed 28 Feb

Dublin (various locations)

Engineers Week 2018 will take place in Ireland from 24 Feb until 02 March. It is a week-long festival of nationwide events, celebrating the world of engineering in Ireland. The main target group is school children and students from Primary Level to Third Level,so if you have children in these age groups, have a look at what is on offer.

However, I searched for events for “General Public” and found NONE and then I searched for “Families” and found one (but booked out).

So does this event miss a trick? Would it not make sense to have a few highlight events to get people talking about the week?

Even if you look for a Primary School-age event for your kids, you could run into trouble. Can you book the event for your child or are these events that school classes only can get to? Who knows?

The event is organised by “Engineers Ireland” with a great number of events but maybe they could make this week more accessible?

www.engineersweek.ie/event-search/

How to Quit Smoking; basic steps to a healthier lifestyle – Talk

10:30, Wed 28 Feb

Raheny Library, Howth Road, Dublin 5

“How to Quit Smoking; basic steps to a healthier lifestyle” is a talk in the Healthy Ireland series of Dublin Libraries events.

“Data from national surveys reveal that up to 75% of smokers would like to quit for good. We also know that smokers are up to four times more likely to quit successfully with help and guidance. Empower yourself by attending this session where there will be friendly support and advice to help you take the first steps to quit for good. Facilitated by The Northside Partnership who run a Cessation Smoking Programme which is delivered with support funding from the HSE.”

Admission is free, but booking is required via 01-8315521

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

Creative Den Drawing Session – Rua Red

11:00, Wed 28 Feb

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/

The ABCs of Healthy & Mindful Eating for Children – Talk

11:00, Wed 28 Feb

Donaghmede Library, Donaghmede Shopping Centre, Donaghmede Rd, Dublin 13

“The ABCs of Healthy & Mindful Eating for Children” is a talk about how parents can influence how their children interact with food and eating.

It will take place in Donaghmede Library (01-8482833) on 28 Feb at 11:00 and in Phibsborough Library (01-8304341) on 01 March at 11:00.

Dr. Bernadette Rock’s (founder of HeyDay Weight Loss) talk will be to support parents in developing a healthy mind-set around food, and to encourage balanced eating habits in their children. Topics covered will include telling your children the truth about food, what to do if your dinner table is a place of conflict and how to handle “fussy” eaters.

Admission is free, but booking is required.

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

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Wed 28 Feb

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

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

Admission to the gallery and to most events is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on

A guide to understanding Mental Health Stigma – Talk

13:00, Wed 28 Feb

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

The talk “A guide to understanding Mental Health Stigma” will take place on Wednesday.

“Stigma is a significant problem for people who experience mental health conditions and has been identified as one of the most difficult aspects of living with a mental health condition for both the person and their families. Mental health stigma thrives on lack of knowledge and understanding, negative attitudes and hostile or discriminatory behaviour. To challenge and eliminate mental health stigma we need to understand how it develops and is maintained.”

Admission is free, but booking is required via 01 8734333

This event is free. Booking is essential.

Location Central Library

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

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Wed 28 Feb

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

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

www.ifi.ie/

Photo Detectives – Lunchtime Tour

13:00 – 13:30, Wed 28 Feb

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

The 30 minute lunchtime tour “Photo Detectives” will take place at the Photographic Archive, Meeting House Square, Temple Bar.

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

Admission is free.

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

Shell shock and its treatment at Dublin’s Richmond Hospital, 1916-1919

18:00, Wed 28 Feb

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

The next Old Dublin Society History Talk is “He Lost Himself Completely’ Shell shock and its treatment at Dublin’s Richmond Hospital, 1916-1919” with Dr Brendan Kelly, TCD, Guest Speaker.

Admission is free.

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

Career Toolkit Programme – Talks

18:30 – 20:00, Wed 28 Feb

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

Career Toolkit is a 4 week programme to assist you with your career choices. It is part of the Career Direction and Development programme at the Business Information Centre in the Central Library. The four interactive talks are hosted by Career & Life Coach Ilaria Dondero.

07 Feb: Career Choices and Decisions helping you move forward in 2018
14 Feb: Writing and Adapting Effective and Winning CVs, Resumes and Cover Letters
21 Feb: Interview Skills Techniques and Essential Tips to ensure a successful outcome
28 Feb: Opportunities for Post Graduates in a Competitive Jobs Market – what you need to know

Admission is free, but booking is recommended via 01-8733996

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

Indigenous Peoples and Nation States in Native North America – Talk

18:30, Wed 28 Feb

RDS Library, Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

“Indigenous Peoples and Nation States in Native North America” is a talk by Jonathan C. H. King (former Keeper of Anthropology, Oceania and the Americas at the British Museum and author of ‘Blood and Land: the Story of Native North America’).

He is in Dublin to carry out some research in the Library and Archives of the RDS and wil give this talk on Wednesday.

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

www.rds.ie/Whats-On/Event/33294

Maeve Brennan: From New York to Shanghai

18:30, Wed 28 Feb

Trinity Centre for Literary and Cultural Translation, 36 Fenian Street, Dublin 2

As part of the Chinese New Year celebrations, Literature Ireland is inviting to an evening in celebration of Maeve Brennan’s writing and its universal and enduring appeal from New York to Shanghai.

Declan Meade, publisher and editor of The Stinging Fly, which has republished two books by Maeve Brennan (The Springs of Affection (2016) and The Long-winded Lady (2017) ), will moderate a discussion between writer, editor, broadcaster and journalist Sinéad Gleeson and Literature Ireland-Trinity College Dublin Translator in Residence Yiming Jin.

Admission is free, but booking is required via info@literatureireland.com

www.dublinchinesenewyear.com/?post_type=event&p=3899

Jesters Open Mic Comedy Night

19:45 – 22:00, Wed 28 Feb

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/

Brand New Switcharoo – Roots Gig

20:00, Wed 28 Feb

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

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

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

The Wow Signal Sessions

20:00, Wed 28 Feb

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

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

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/wowsignalsessions

Anseo Comedy Club

20:30, Wed 28 Feb

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 28 Feb

Bruxelles, Harry Street, Dublin 2

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

www.facebook.com/zodiacsessions

Forro Wednesday

21:00, Wed 28 Feb

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 28 Feb

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

The next In Jokes Comedy Club will take place on Wednesday and will be organised by comedian Colm O’Regan.

Admission is free, but donations are appreciated.

innjokes.com/

Los Paradiso – Gig

21:00, Wed 28 Feb

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 28 Feb

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 28 Feb

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/

Thursday 01 Mar

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Engineers Week 2018

09:00, Thu 01 Mar

Dublin (various locations)

Engineers Week 2018 will take place in Ireland from 24 Feb until 02 March. It is a week-long festival of nationwide events, celebrating the world of engineering in Ireland. The main target group is school children and students from Primary Level to Third Level,so if you have children in these age groups, have a look at what is on offer.

However, I searched for events for “General Public” and found NONE and then I searched for “Families” and found one (but booked out).

So does this event miss a trick? Would it not make sense to have a few highlight events to get people talking about the week?

Even if you look for a Primary School-age event for your kids, you could run into trouble. Can you book the event for your child or are these events that school classes only can get to? Who knows?

The event is organised by “Engineers Ireland” with a great number of events but maybe they could make this week more accessible?

www.engineersweek.ie/event-search/

Religion in Irish primary Schools – Conference

09:00 – 16:30, Thu 01 Mar

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

“Religion in Irish primary Schools” is a conference in the Long Room Hub in TCD.

“Ireland has seen rapid social change in recent years. Successive Ministers have outlined plans to address the mismatch between a largely denominational (Catholic) primary education system, and increasing ethno-cultural and religious diversity. Considering these changes, there is now a variety of beliefs among children in Irish schools, yet over 95 per cent of primary schools are denominational. Schools have a crucial role to play in terms of social integration and inclusion.”

Admission is free, but booking is required. For details and to book, check out the website below.

www.tcd.ie/trinitylongroomhub/whats-on/details/event.php?eventid=126772780

Seachtain na Gaeilge – Irish Language Weeks

09:00, Thu 01 Mar

Dublin (various locations)

Seachtain na Gaeilge, the Irish Language Week, will run from 01-17 March.

The website doesn’t seem the work fully and I wasn’t able to find a list of events, so check it out a bit closer to Thursday and between then and the 17 March.

snag.ie/

World Book Day UK & Ireland

09:00, Thu 01 Mar

Dublin (various locations)

World Book Day is an interesting beast, because there is a “World Book Day UK & Ireland” (Not sooo much of the world!?) on a different day then the World Book Day for the rest of the world. :-O

And with the day’s focus on the UK, Ireland doesn’t get much attention on the website and I couldn’t find any events happening on the day in Dublin either. We are told to check with our local bookshop about events. :-O

www.worldbookday.com/world-book-day-ireland/

Irish Traveller Ethnicity Celebration

11:00 – 18:00, Thu 01 Mar

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

A family-friendly heritage and cultural celebration will mark the first anniversary of the Irish State’s acknowledgement of Traveller ethnicity (www.ethnicitycelebration.ie). The event will showcase Travellers’ culture and heritage across music, art, craft, language and the community’s social history through its creative traditions.

Organised by a consortium of nine Traveller organisations it will feature prominent linguists, folklorists, actors, playwrights and will for the first time bring together the three National repositories of Traveller cultural assets housed in the UCD Folklore Collection, the National Library of Ireland and the National Museum of Country Life.

The day will end with a music performance featuring Irish singer, Frances Black (Senator) and uilleann pipe player, Paddy Keenan.

And before that there will be

Workshops/clinics on Traveller language, folklore and heritage, genealogy and music
Interactive features including audio collections from the national folklore, music and story archives
Craft demonstration
Look back at 10 years of Traveller Pride Awards (to be MC’d by RTE’s Anne Cassin)
Performances of dramas written by Rosaleen McDonagh and Michael Collins
Films and documentaries
Photographic exhibition
Displays of different elements of Traveller culture such as Tinsmithing, Beady Pockets, rugs and quilts.

For children there will be the Barrel Top Wagon and the Puca Puppet Theatre and arts and crafts workshops.

Admission is free to this event.

Sounds like an interesting event, but how can a big event like that be planned for a weekday? Odd!

ethnicitycelebration.ie/

It’s Time to Start Talking – Teen Workshop

11:00, Thu 01 Mar

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

“It’s Time to Start Talking” is a teen workshop with Jigsaw Dublin. .

At this workshop for 13-17 year olds, attendees will become more aware of what helps and what hurts their mental health and the importance of talking to a trusted adult when they feel down, worried or stressed. There will be practical advice on learning how and where to find help.

Admission is free, but bookng is required via 01 6744888

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

The ABCs of Healthy & Mindful Eating for Children – Talk

11:00, Thu 01 Mar

Phibsboro Library, Blacquiere Bridge, Off North Circular Road, Phibsboro, Dublin 7

“The ABCs of Healthy & Mindful Eating for Children” is a talk about how parents can influence how their children interact with food and eating.

It will take place in Donaghmede Library (01-8482833) on 28 Feb at 11:00 and in Phibsborough Library (01-8304341) on 01 March at 11:00.

Dr. Bernadette Rock’s (founder of HeyDay Weight Loss) talk will be to support parents in developing a healthy mind-set around food, and to encourage balanced eating habits in their children. Topics covered will include telling your children the truth about food, what to do if your dinner table is a place of conflict and how to handle “fussy” eaters.

Admission is free, but booking is required.

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

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Thu 01 Mar

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

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

Admission to the gallery and to most events is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on

The Green Door Market

12:00 – 19:00, Thu 01 Mar

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

Classic at Lunchtime – Recital

13:00, Thu 01 Mar

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

At this Lunchtime Recital at the Music Library, Shira Brady (Contralto), Lorna Breen (Soprano) with Trudi Carberry (Accompanist) will sing selections from Handel, Schubert, Brahms & others.

Admission is free.

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

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13:00, Thu 01 Mar

Dublin (various locations)

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Jade in Chinese History and Culture – Talk

13:10, Thu 01 Mar

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

The talk “The Stone of Eternity: Jade in Chinese History and Culture” with Michel Lee, Curator (China, Korea, Sven Hedin Collection), National Museums of World Culture, Sweden will take place.

Admission is free.

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

Yeats 2018: Public Tour of the Yeats Exhibition

14:00, Thu 01 Mar

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

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

Admission is free.

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

FAKE -Science Gallery Launch Party

18:00, Thu 01 Mar

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

The next Science Gallery exhibition will be launched on Thursday and you are invited to the launch party.

The exhibition is called “Fake” and will be about all things…..fake! The clue is in the title! :-)

Details about the exhibition will only be revealedon Thursday morning, so you should come to this party to be one of the first to find out more. Alternatively watch the Dublin Event Guide Facebook Page in the morning of 01 March and if I get a chance, I will do a Facebook Live from the Science Gallery in the late morning.

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

dublin.sciencegallery.com/events/2018/launchfake

Jazz Club at Sweetman’s – Gig

18:00 – 20:00, Thu 01 Mar

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 01 Mar

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 Best Laid Plans… Year of the Dog in China 1958 – Talk

18:00 – 19:30, Thu 01 Mar

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

This is a lecture presented by Dr Jackson organised by the Trinity Centre for Asian Studies as part of the Dublin Chinese New Year Festival.

“Sixty years ago, in the Year of the Dog 1958, China launched the Second Five Year Plan with the ambition of equalling Britain’s industrial output, doubling steel production and applying industrial approaches to agriculture. Favourable weather produced a good harvest that summer, but with labourers diverted to back-yard steel furnaces, crops were left to rot in the fields or devoured by pests. This marked the beginning of the largest famine in human history. In this lecture, Dr Jackson will examine the origins and consequences of this most ambitious project.”

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

www.eventbrite.ie/e/the-best-laid-plans-year-of-the-dog-in-modern-chinese-history-tickets-42610377787?ref=devg

Evening Tour – National Gallery

18:30 – 19:15, Thu 01 Mar

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

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

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

www.nationalgallery.ie/evening-tour-22

Marc Aymon – Live Concert

18:30, Thu 01 Mar

Alliance Francaise, 1 Kildare Street, Dublin 2

Swiss singer Marc Aymon, accompanied by guitarist Frédéric Jaillard, will perform songs from his new project “Ô bel été! Chansons éternelles”. This project highlights treasures of Swiss heritage and encourages the public to rediscover the pleasure of singing together and reconnecting with our roots.

The event will be in partnership with the Embassy of Switzerland in Ireland and as part of the Francophonie Month. There will be a reception hosted by the Embassy of Switzerland following the concert.

Admission is free, but booking is required and at the time of writing this, there were only 4 tickets left.

afdublin.extranet-aec.com/events/detail/300

Thursday at the Opera – Talk

18:30, Thu 01 Mar

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

Deirdre O’Grady (Emeritus Professor of Italian and Comparative Studies of University College Dublin) will talk about Puccini’s works and their sources, influences, great performers in specific roles and famous stage productions.

In the next lecture she will talk about “Manon Lescaut (Turin 1893), La Bohème (1896). Success and International Fame”.

Find more details about this talk on the website below and also book your free place there.

www.iicdublino.esteri.it/iic_dublino/en/gli_eventi/calendario/2018/03/thursday-at-the-opera-lecture-iii.html

New to Dublin? Dublin Expats Meeting

19:00, Thu 01 Mar

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday Night Board Gaming

19:00, Thu 01 Mar

Ryan’s, 19 Store Street, Dublin 1

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

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/IGAGamesNights/

Table Quiz Thursday – Grand Social

20:00 – 23:00, Thu 01 Mar

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

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

Admission is free.

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

The Orchid Collective – Gig

21:00, Thu 01 Mar

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

The Orchid Collective will play a gig in Bray and admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/the-orchid-collective

Ciara Sidine with Band – Gig

21:00, Thu 01 Mar

Leeson Lounge, 148 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4

Singer/songwriter Ciara Sidine will play a gig with her band.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/2039270296351333/

Singer Songwriter Night – Mother Reilly’s

21:00, Thu 01 Mar

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

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

www.facebook.com/motherreillysADMIN

Brady’s Fun Pub Quiz

21:30, Thu 01 Mar

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

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

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

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

International Bar Jazz Night

21:30, Thu 01 Mar

The International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

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

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

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

www.international-bar.com/jazz/

McLoughlin’s Trad Night

21:30, Thu 01 Mar

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

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

www.mcloughlinsbar.ie

McNeills Trad Music Pub Sessions

21:30, Thu 01 Mar

J. McNeills, 140 Capel Street, Dublin 7

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

www.facebook.com/McNeillsPubSessions

Woolshed Karaoke

21:30, Thu 01 Mar

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/

BIMM Dublin Midnight Hour – Gig

23:30, Thu 01 Mar

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

The BIMM Music College is organising the Midnight Hour on Thursdays in Whelan’s. The line-up has not yet been announced.

Admission is free.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/bimm-dublin-midnight-hour-4/

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Engineers Week 2018

09:00, Fri 02 Mar

Dublin (various locations)

Engineers Week 2018 will take place in Ireland from 24 Feb until 02 March. It is a week-long festival of nationwide events, celebrating the world of engineering in Ireland. The main target group is school children and students from Primary Level to Third Level,so if you have children in these age groups, have a look at what is on offer.

However, I searched for events for “General Public” and found NONE and then I searched for “Families” and found one (but booked out).

So does this event miss a trick? Would it not make sense to have a few highlight events to get people talking about the week?

Even if you look for a Primary School-age event for your kids, you could run into trouble. Can you book the event for your child or are these events that school classes only can get to? Who knows?

The event is organised by “Engineers Ireland” with a great number of events but maybe they could make this week more accessible?

www.engineersweek.ie/event-search/

The Story of the Capital – Exhibition in Dublin City Hall

10:00 – 17:15, Fri 02 Mar

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 2018.

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

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

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Fri 02 Mar

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

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

Admission to the gallery and to most events is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on

The Green Door Market

12:00 – 19:00, Fri 02 Mar

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

Italian Film: Edhel – Screening

17:00, Fri 02 Mar

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

The Italian film Edhel will be screened in Italian with English subtitles.

Find out more about the film on he website below and also book your place there.

Admission is free.

www.iicdublino.esteri.it/iic_dublino/en/gli_eventi/calendario/2018/03/cinema-dei-piccoli-gex-in-dublin.html

FameLab Ireland – Dublin Heat

17:45 – 19:00, Fri 02 Mar

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

FameLab is a yearly competition in 30 countries and this event in the Science Gallery is the Dublin Heat.

“Armed only with their wits and a few props, the top newest voices from the world of science, technology, engineering and maths will deliver three-minute talks on weird and wonderful science concepts. Expect to hear anything from why people are taller in space, to wasps that live inside figs and how there are good guys and bad guys when it comes to vaccinations.

Presentations will then be judged according to FameLab’s golden rules – the three Cs: Content, Clarity and Charisma. As an audience member you too can be involved in the judging process and have the power to rate the contestants along with the panel of judges.”

The top two from the FameLab Dublin heat will go on to represent the region at the FameLab Ireland national final in April 2018.

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

dublin.sciencegallery.com/events/2018/02/famelabirelanddublinheat

Cornucopia – Live Music

19:30 – 21:30, Fri 02 Mar

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

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

www.cornucopia.ie

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Fri 02 Mar

Stillorgan Orchard, The Hill, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin

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

www.stillorganorchard.com/specials/

Gavin Povey and the Fabulous Oke She Moke She Pops

22:00, Fri 02 Mar

Leeson Lounge, 148 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4

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

Admission is free.

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

Callous Crows / Phazam Haze – Gig

22:30, Fri 02 Mar

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Callous Crows is a drum & guitar 2-piece band and they describe themselves as “wild and loud”. Support comes from Phazam Haze, who are playing “distorted rock”.

Admission is free.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/midnight-hour-w-callous-crows-phantom-haze/

The Bionic Rats – Gig

23:30, Fri 02 Mar

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

The Bionic Rats are back in the Grand Social, playing Ska, Reggae and Rocksteady.

Admission is free.

www.thegrandsocial.ie/event/the-bionic-rats-11/2018-03-02/

Events Coming Up

Dublin Mountains Partnership – Guided Walks

11+18+25 February

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 11+18+25 February.

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

Not free, but interesting nevertheless:

Scene + Heard Festival: 14 February – 03 March

Dublin International Film Festival: 21 Feb – 04 Mar

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

Ageism or a genuine question? – Are we too non-discriminatory?

If you are looking for a boy-friend/girl-friend/husband/wife/partner or a person for ANY other role in your life (e.g. baby sitter, chauffeur, pool boy ;-), cleaner, butler etc), you have a certain type of person in mind. You might have an idea if that person should be male or female, you know what skills that person should have and without a doubt you also think about that person’s age.

It is extremely unlikely that you will select a male baby-sitter that is 80 years of age if he applied for the job and if you are looking for a life-partner you DEFINITELY have an ideal age range and lots of other “parameters” in mind.

This is normal and everyone would agree that it makes sense. However, if a company is looking for an employee, they are NOT allowed to make a decision based on age. EVEN if the applicant is 64 and the other 20 people in your company are all under 25 you are NOT allowed to rule someone out because of age. Do you have to employ the 64 year old who will retire in one year? No! But if the reason for not hiring him is age, it could cost you a LOT. So what do you do? You INVENT reasons for rejecting him or you lie about your reasons. So making things up is ok, but being honest is not? Yep, that’s the world we live in.

The background of the story is this: The State’s further education and training organisation “Solas” was looking for an Assistant Manager for its Limerick Training Centre in 2013. Someone who was an employee in Solas already applied for the job and he was coincidentally 60 years of age. If that person had the skills and all other pre-requisites then the age shouldn’t be much of a problem, but Solas doesn’t allow you to work after 65, so in this case the employee only had 5 years left and maybe the company would have liked to get some more years out of this appointment.

A question was asked that referred to the age of the applicant. The applicant claims he was asked “Do you not think at this stage that you should be taking it easier?” and Solas claims they asked “What motivates you to take on this role at this stage in your career?”. No matter what the wording was (and we will never find out!), the question was about the age.

The poor applicant felt that an assumption was made about his ability to do the job based on his age and he couldn’t sleep that night because he felt unfairly treated. So he sued Solas and the Labour Court (officially: Workplace Relations Commission) sentenced Solas to pay him 20,000 Euro. Not because he should have got the job and didn’t. Not because he was fired, because he wasn’t. No, just because the FELT that injustice was done to him.

We don’t know if he got the job, but what is your guess: Would he have sued Solas if they had given him the job? I’d say he would have happily taken it and suddenly would have much less unfairly treated.

And do we think that age was the only problem? Well, if he was supremely suitable and another candidate was less suitable but was younger. It would be odd if the employer chose the less suitable candidate. And if two candidates were exactly evenly suitable, but there is only one job than SOME criteria has to be found to make a decision. And should it then not be permissible to use ANY criteria?

Sure, we will all feel a little miffed when we get older an start feeling pushed out of the areas in life that we would like to be in. But who do you sue if you are 65 and the 20 year old man or woman that you adore doesn’t want to marry you because you are too old? Ageism? Nonsense!

There is NO justification in awarding someone 20k because in an interview a question about his age was asked. Political correctness or non-discrimination is definitely gone mad!!

Oh and by the way, do you think that the 20k punishment will stop the employer next time to make a decision based on age? Not in the slightest, they will just not ask the question anymore and will instead PRETEND that the decision was based on skills/aptitude/attitude etc. Result: The 60 year old applicant will still not get the job, but he will never find out why. Well, that is a a good improvement, dear Workplace Relations Commission.

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