Dublin Event Guide 556: Dinosaur Day, Shred Your Ex, Fusion Sunday World Culture Market

February 10th, 2018
DEG Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events)

No. 556 | 09 February 2018

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Hi all!

The challenge to get the Dublin Event Guide consistently out to you much earlier is continuing. Last night I went to the Science Gallery Birthday party and that took a BIG junk out of the time that I normally spend on compiling this weekly e-mail magazine. I shouldn’t really go to free events at all…especially if they are on a Thursday or Friday night! :-O I had targeted to get this mail to you before 11:00, but it took me until 13:00. Darn! Too many events! ;-)

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

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Joergs Picks

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

This weekend you will find me at the Fusion Sundays World Culture Market and I would also definitely recommend the “In Case of An Emergency” exhibition in the Science Gallery Exhibition. It will close on Sunday!

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“New” Luas causing problems!

It is a good and a bad sign that the Public Transport system in Dublin is reaching max. capacity. Darts are packed, Busses are full and Luas trams need to be extended to deal with the amount of customers that want to use the systems. This is what the creators of Public Transport want. This is what they created all car traffic limitations for! But when it happens, then there is panic because nobody seems to have a “Next Step” plan in place. Dart platforms have been extended to the maximum. Busses are passing by bus stops without stopping and there is currently no plan to buy/use/deploy more busses on the busy routes and for the Luas the only way to deal with it is to extend the trams so much that now they don’t fit into our streets anymore. :-O

TheJournal.ie reports that the new 55m long Luas is too long for O’Connell Bridge and therefore blocks traffic when its back is sticking out. But the longer trams are needed to accommodate all customers.

What will we do when all three systems are overcrowded?

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.

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Dun Laoghaire: Winter of Heritage

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

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

Opportunities

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

Exhibitions

Based on your feedback, I have decided to do the following with the Exhibition section in this newsletter from now on: I will provide you with a link to a near-comprehensive listing of exhibitions provided by www.visualartists.ie . For me to list all exhibitions would only be doubling their good work and would be an inefficient use of my resources. The link is www.visualartists.ie/category/listings/dublin/

On top of that I will every now and then include here a small selection of exhibitions that either are not mentioned in the Visual Artist listing or are note-worthy to be mentioned separately.

Humans of Dublin by Peter Varga

08 January – 31 March

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

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

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

La Danse contemporaine en questions

from 11 Jan

Alliance Francaise, 1 Kildare Street, Dublin 2

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

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

Jacob’s Biscuit Factory & Dublin: An Assorted History

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

Dublin City Hall, Dame Street, Dublin 2

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

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

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

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

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Car Boot Sales – Tallaght

08:00 – 12:00, Sat 10 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/

Honest2Goodness Food Market

09:30 – 16:00, Sat 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 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

Rathmines Record Fair

10:00, Sat 10 Feb

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

The Rathmines Record Fair will be a market in the Bowery with Vinyl, CDs, DVDs and memorabilia covering many genres. You can buy, sell or exchange.

Admission is free.

thebowery.ie/calander/

Temple Bar Markets

10:00 – 16:30, Sat 10 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 10 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 10 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

Family Day at dlr LexIcon

10:30 – 16:00, Sat 10 Feb

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

At this Family Day at the library there will be a Chinese Tea Ceremony, Tai Chi for little ones, kite making, dog doodling and art workshops, ‘An Fear Grinn Gealach’, an Irish clown, rhythm workshops with Rossa Ó Snodaigh of Kíla fame, as well as Bricí Spraoi imagination events through Irish language, Chinese paper making and cutting workshops, face painting and many more events.

The details and timings are on this downloadable flier here.

Music in Glass Exhibition

10:30 – 16:30, Sat 10 Feb

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

“Featuring pieces from Róisín’s Irish Incantation/Ortha series, the exhibition features a series of beautiful glass objects that capture the essence of musical sound and pitch in glass form. Some of the sculptures are made to evoke the sound and duration of a musical note, others will remind you of musical instruments that look like they could be played.

Alongside the exhibition display will be a fun interactive glass sound exploring area using glass objects found in everyday life that will enable you to try out making your own glass music.”

Admission is free. The exhibition is specifically suitable for children.

ark.ie/events/view/music-in-glass-exhibition

Blackrock Market

11:00 – 17:30, Sat 10 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/

Meet the Relatives – Natural History Museum Drop-in Activity

11:00 – 13:00, Sat 10 Feb

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

“Meet the Relatives!” is a Drop-in activity in the Natural History Museum.

What’s the difference between a chimp, gorilla and an orangutan? During this drop-in activity meet a zoologist, investigate different ape skulls and complete the primate trail to find out more about our closest relatives!

Admission is free. Suitable from age 8.

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=3573

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Sat 10 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

Dinosaur Day Live

12:00 – 16:00, Sat 10 Feb

Swords Pavilions Shopping Centre, Malahide Road, Swords, Co. Dublin

On Saturday & Sunday a Dinosaur Day will take place in the Swords Pavilion Shopping Centre with show times between 12:00 and 16:00 on the upper level outside Movies at Swords

Join Brad, the stage intrepid explorer on a journey through the Jurassic Era. The show opens with Brad teaching children some interesting facts about Dinosaur’s and the Jurassic Era, a geologic period and system that spanned 56millions years. Brad will then bring out on stage two different species of Dinosaur’s which some of the children can pet and interact with – Terry the Triceratops & Vinny the Velociraptor Dinosaur.

As the Grand Finale of this fun Stage Show, 4 metre long Trixie the Giant T-Rex will appear and parents can take their photo with her as a memento of the day.

There is also a supervised Dino Dig Site for kids (upper level in front of Dunnes Stores) from 14:00-17:00.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/328632677638438/

Ha’penny Flea Market

12:00 – 17:00, Sat 10 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/

IN CASE OF EMERGENCY – Science Gallery Exhibition

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 10 Feb

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

This is the very last weekend of this interesting exhibition:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Admission is free.

dublin.sciencegallery.com/icoe/

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Sat 10 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/

The National Library’s History & Heritage – Tour

13:00, Sat 10 Feb

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

The guided tour “The National Library’s History & Heritage” will take place and it will give you a chance to explore the Library’s rich architectural history and heritage. The tour begins in the main hall of the Library and includes a visit to the Library’s iconic reading room.

Admission is free and all are welcome.

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

Chester Beatty Library – Guided Tour

14:00, Sat 10 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 Characters Past and Present – Talk & Workshop

14:00 – 15:00, Sat 10 Feb

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

In preparation for Chinese New Year The Open University and the National Library are inviting to a talk and interactive workshop entitled ‘Chinese Characters Past and Present’.

Presented by Ximena Arias-McLaughlin, Head of The Open University Languages Faculty in Ireland, the talk will explore the ways in which Chinese characters were written in the past. Ximena will also discuss the evolution of Chinese characters and how computer and mobile technology have transformed the handling of characters. For the short interactive workshop, you need to download an app and all instructions are on the website below.

Admission is free.

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

Eason Story Time for children

14:00, Sat 10 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 Italy

14:15, Sat 10 Feb

Dublin (various locations)

The next Six Nations Rugby afternoon with Ireland’s involvement will take place and most pubs will screen the two matches:

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

Book Reading and Illustration Demonstration for kids

15:00 – 16:00, Sat 10 Feb

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

In the Citywide Reading Campaign there will be a reading by the author Erica McGann of “”Making Millions” and an illustration demonstration will take place. Erika will be accompanied by illustrator Vince Reid, who will discuss the illustrations he made for Erika’s book as well as lead a practical demonstration on what it takes to make a great illustration!

Admission is free and the event is suitable for ages 6-10. Places are limited.

www.hughlane.ie/all/1989-citywide-reading-campaign-2

Refugee and Migrant Community Dinner

15:00 – 18:00, Sat 10 Feb

Jigsaw (formerly Seomra Spraoi), 10 Belvedere Court, Dublin 1

Every month a family-friendly community dinner is organised with Refugee and Migrant Solidarity Ireland. It is a chance to cook together, relax, meet new people and get support with any housing issues. All are welcome, especially if you live in emergency accommodation, direct provision or are having housing problems.

More details on the website below. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1146784688788915/

Shred Your Ex – Comedy/Music/more

19:00, Sat 10 Feb

Liquor Rooms, 7 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

If you have a dislike for or just temporarily no use for Valentine’s Day, this event is made for you.

At this event, you can purge your memories of your ex: Bring a photo of your ex and do with it what you like. Shred it, use it as a coaster, draw a moustache on it or do whatever you want. You can win a free drink or a treat by sharing your terrible break up stories with the bar staff and there will also comedy with Erin Mcgathy, live music from The Shreds cover band, a dumpster swap shop to trade all your unwanted ex gifts with other people and a and Dj set till late.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/394503710978126/

Renegade Cabaret

20:00, Sat 10 Feb

Woolshed Bar & Grill, Parnell Street, Dublin 1

A Cabaret and Renegade performance will take place in the Woolshed.

Admission is free and more details can be found on the website below.

www.facebook.com/events/1549824561751168/

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Sat 10 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/

Scentless Apprentice – Nirvana Tribute Gig

21:00, Sat 10 Feb

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

Scentless Apprentice, a Nirvana Tribute Band, will play a gig in Sin E.

Admission is free.

sin-e.ie/events/scentless-apprentice/

The Revellions – Gig

21:00, Sat 10 Feb

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

The Revellions are playing a gig of Psychedelic Garage Rock.

Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/the-revellions1

David Furey – Gig

21:30, Sat 10 Feb

Mother Reilly’s, 26/28 Upper Rathmines Road, Rathmines, Dublin 6

David Furey will play a gig in Mother Reilly’s.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/817712865095555/

The Frantics – Gig

22:30, Sat 10 Feb

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

The Frantics will play a fusion of punk, reggae, goth rock and ska at this gig.

Admission is free before 22:30. The gig starts at midnight.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/midnight-hour-w-the-frantics/

Albert Ross Foundation – Gig

23:00, Sat 10 Feb

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

The Albert Ross Foundation is a 4 piece band playing Classic Rock, Rhythm & Blues & Rock n’ Roll.

Admission is free.

thebowery.ie/calander/

Daft Punk Tribute – Gig

23:00, Sat 10 Feb

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

A Daft Funk Tribute gig will happen in the Bowery.

Admission is free before 22:00

thebowery.ie/calander/

Gin ‘n’ Juice – Gig

23:30, Sat 10 Feb

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

Gin ‘n’ Juice are a 4 piece band that plays hip hop, funk and dance.

Admission is free.

www.thegrandsocial.ie/event/gin-n-juice-3/

Indie Rocks – Gig

23:30, Sat 10 Feb

Porterhouse Temple Bar, 16-18 Parliament Street, Dublin 2

Indie Rocks are playing a gig on what is probably Dublin’s smallest stage.

Admission is free.

www.theporterhouse.ie/bars-dublin-temple.php

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Car Boot Sales – Ballymun

08:00 – 13:00, Sun 11 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

Belgard Weekend Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 11 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, Sun 11 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 11 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 11 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/

Art, Bites, Crafts – Drumcondra Market

10:30 – 15:30, Sun 11 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

Dun Laoghaire Market

11:00 – 16:00, Sun 11 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

Fusion Sunday World Culture Market – Food Co-Op

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 11 Feb

Green Door Market, 18 Newmarket, Dublin 8

The next Fusion Sundays Market will take place this Sunday, but NOT in the Dublin Food Co-op, instead it will be in the market hall of the Green Door Market on the other side of the Teelings Distillery because there is still a structural wall problem in the Food Co-op.

It is a world culture market, an ethnic Bazaar, that focuses on the diverse ethnic culture present in Ireland today. The Market features a huge array of International stalls, ethnic food, live music and entertainment for kids. You can buy handmade goods, arts and crafts, recycled products, jewellery, clothes and food. The market is held every second Sunday of the month.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/fusionsundaysmarket

Jazz + Bluegrass for Brunch on Sundays

11:00 – 16:30, Sun 11 Feb

Kilkenny Shop, Nassau Street, Dublin 2

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

Admission is free.

www.kilkennyshop.com/restaurant-jazzsundays

Palestrina Choir

11:00, Sun 11 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

National Gallery Drop-in Family Session

11:30 – 13:30, Sun 11 Feb

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

Come to this free art-making workshop where children and their parents/guardians/carers are encouraged to work together on creative projects. This week’s workshop will be led by Jane Bowe and is entitled “Portraits in Time”.

Drop-in and stay for as long (or as little!) as you wish! The workshop is suitable for children of all ages.

Admission is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/drop-family-session-portraits-time

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Sun 11 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 11 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/

Dinosaur Day Live

12:00 – 16:00, Sun 11 Feb

Swords Pavilions Shopping Centre, Malahide Road, Swords, Co. Dublin

On Saturday & Sunday a Dinosaur Day will take place in the Swords Pavilion Shopping Centre with show times between 12:00 and 16:00 on the upper level outside Movies at Swords

Join Brad, the stage intrepid explorer on a journey through the Jurassic Era. The show opens with Brad teaching children some interesting facts about Dinosaur’s and the Jurassic Era, a geologic period and system that spanned 56millions years. Brad will then bring out on stage two different species of Dinosaur’s which some of the children can pet and interact with – Terry the Triceratops & Vinny the Velociraptor Dinosaur.

As the Grand Finale of this fun Stage Show, 4 metre long Trixie the Giant T-Rex will appear and parents can take their photo with her as a memento of the day.

There is also a supervised Dino Dig Site for kids (upper level in front of Dunnes Stores) from 14:00-17:00.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/328632677638438/

Festival of Russian Culture

12:00, Sun 11 Feb

Dublin (various locations)

The Festival of Russia Culture (11-21 February) is celebrated in Dublin since 2010, but has changed quite a bit. While in the early years the Family Day and nearly all other events were free, now only the events in Dublin’s Libraries and Russia-themed events in some galleries are free.

The full programme can be found on the website below and some of the free events are listed in this Dublin Event Guide separately.

russianfestival.ie/festival-of-russian-culture-2018-11th-28th-of-february-programme-of-events/

Guided Walks – Botanic Gardens

12:00 – 15:30, Sun 11 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

IN CASE OF EMERGENCY – Science Gallery Exhibition

12:00 – 18:00, Sun 11 Feb

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

This is the very last day of this interesting exhibition:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Admission is free.

dublin.sciencegallery.com/icoe/

Love, Love Me (Make And) Do! – Children Workshop

12:00 – 16:00, Sun 11 Feb

Rathfarnham Castle, Rathfarnham Road, Dublin 14

You are invited to this special Valentine’s Day themed drop-in craft activity for children. Celebrate St Valentine’s day by creating your very own Valentine’s Card and find out more about the Goddess of Love and her mischievous cupids.

Admission is free. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

www.facebook.com/events/214103919157740/

Sunday at Noon – Classical Concerts

12:00 – 13:00, Sun 11 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 a Spike Cello Fest performance. William Butt (cello) will perform contemporary works for cello and electro-acoustics.

www.hughlane.ie

Family Tour – National Gallery

12:30 – 13:15, Sun 11 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-19

Drop-In Drawing Session – Chester Beatty Library

13:00 – 15:00, Sun 11 Feb

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

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

Admission is free.

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

Author of my own Happiness – Talk

14:00 – 15:30, Sun 11 Feb

Brahma Kumaris Ireland, 11 Clare Street, Dublin 2

The Brama Kumaris Centre invites to the talk “Author of my own Happiness” with Yoga teacher Nick Gent.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/brahmakumarisirish/

Dublin Sketchers – Sunday Meet-up

14:00, Sun 11 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 11 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: TramCafe Gig

14:00 – 16:00, Sun 11 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.

I wasn’t able to find out who will play this Sunday, but expect jazz or easy listening.

Admission is free.

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

www.facebook.com/events/162879427681011/

Stella Bass Jazz Trio

14:00 – 16:00, Sun 11 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

The Battleship Potemkin – Film Screening

14:00, Sun 11 Feb

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

As part of the Festival of Russian Culture, the film screening of “The Battleship Potemkin” (1925, Dir. Sergei Eisenstein, Duration: 80 mins) will take place.

In the midst of the Russian Revolution of 1905, the crew of the Battleship Potemkin mutiny against the brutal, tyrannical regime of the vessel’s officers.

Admission is free.

www.hughlane.ie/lectures/lectures-past/1979-battleship-potemkin

Chester Beatty Library – Guided Tour

15:00, Sun 11 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 Russian icon painting – Talk

15:00 – 15:45, Sun 11 Feb

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

Wanda Smolin will give an introduction to Russian icon painting, with a focus on examples from the Gallery’s collection.

Admission is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/talk-introduction-russian-icon-painting

Museum Tour – National Print Museum

15:00 – 16:30, Sun 11 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

Sunday Family Sketching – Hugh Lane Gallery

15:00 – 16:00, Sun 11 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.

Admission is free and no booking required, although numbers may be limited. Suited for ages 6+.

www.hughlane.ie/childrens-workshops/forthcoming/1787-sunday-sketching-sept-jankidsclub

Bal Folk – European Folk Dance Session

16:00 – 19:00, Sun 11 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/groups/balfolkdublin/

Super Spongey Sundays at The Mezz – Gigs

16:00, Sun 11 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-Rock

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/559247501088713/

Blues Got Soul – Gig

17:00 – 20:15, Sun 11 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 11 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 11 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 11 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 11 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

Apollo Sessions

20:30, Sun 11 Feb

Bleeding Horse, 24 Upper Camden St., Dublin 2

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

www.facebook.com/apollosessions

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 00:00, Sun 11 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

Pete Cummins – Gig

21:00, Sun 11 Feb

Leeson Lounge, 148 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4

Pete Cummins, Grammy award winning songwriter will play a gig in the Leeson Lounge.

Admission is free.

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

The Jive Cats – Gig

22:00, Sun 11 Feb

Mercantile, 28 Dame Street, Dublin 2

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

Admission is free.

dublinsessions.ie/the-mercantile-hotel/

The Dublin Blues Cartel – Gig

22:30, Sun 11 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/

Monday 12 Feb

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National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Mon 12 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 12 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/

Festival of Russian Culture in Dublin’s Libraries

13:00, Mon 12 Feb

Libraries in Dublin (various)

The Festival of Russian Culture celebrates the last week (Maslenitsa) before the long and very strict Orthodox Lent and provides an opportunity to experience the rich Russian culture. The events in Dublin’s Libraries are

Mon 12 Feb – 13:00 in the Music Library: Workshop on Russian Composers with Anne Kiselyova
Mon 12 Feb- 14:00 in Pearse Street Library: Vera Smyth hosts reading+overview of “The Undertaker” by Alexander Puskin
Thu 15 Feb – 14:00 in Pearse Street Library: Screening of a film based on Pushkin’s novel in verse with English subtitles.
Thu 15 Feb – 11:00 in Pearse Street Library: Russian Fairy Tales adapted for young children with Svetlana Maximova

Admission is free.

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

Support the Dublin Event Guide – Buy your books here!

13:00, Mon 12 Feb

Dublin (various locations)

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New Parents’ Tour – National Gallery

14:00 – 14:45, Mon 12 Feb

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

The “New parents’ tour” is for parents, guardians, and carers of young children and will look at selected artworks on display. The aim is to welcome families and visitors of all ages and encourage them to feel comfortable in the gallery rooms.

Admission is free. Meet at the Merrion Square information desk. The route is suitable for prams and strollers and all are welcome.

www.nationalgallery.ie/new-parents-tour-4

Using the National Library: Research Workshop

17:30, Mon 12 Feb

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

The Research Workshop “Using the National Library” will take place on Monday.

Get advice and guidance on researching the rich and varied collections of the National Library. “The workshop will draw on case studies of personalities from the NLI’s collections and is suitable for anyone looking to embark on a research project or to enhance research skills in navigating the catalogue, accessing the various collections and interpreting the sources. The workshop is suitable for those who are using the library for the first time.”

Admission is free, but places are limited so booking required via learning@nli.ie or 01 6030 259

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

Mind Your Mental Health – Talk

18:30, Mon 12 Feb

Inchicore Library, 34 Emmet Road, Dublin 8

“Mind Your Mental Health is an awareness talk presented by Michael Noble of Mental Health Ireland. The key areas to be covered in this talk are a brief exploration of how to increase awareness and understanding of your mental health and wellbeing. Learn tools and strategies to enhance your wellbeing and identify where supports and resources are available, both formal and informal.”

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/mind-your

The Power of Positive Emotions – Talk

19:00, Mon 12 Feb

Walkinstown Library, Percy French Road, Walkinstown, Dublin 12

“This talk helps people to ‘grow the good’ in themselves by cultivating positive emotions which will ignite positive action, wellbeing and change. Sarah Murphy of “Fired From Within” will explore the emotions of joy and gratitude through a variety of research-based exercises which are proven to enhance our wellbeing. Discover how to rewire the brain to look for the good in our lives.”

Admission is free, butbooking is required via 01-4558159

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

Dublin Cycling Campaign: Standing on the Line – Talk

20:00, Mon 12 Feb

Central Hotel, Exchequer Street, Dublin 2

At the next monthly meeting of the Dublin Cycling Campaign the direct action initiative “Standing on the line” by I BIKE Dublin will be discussed.

I BIKE Dublin has been raising awareness about cars blocking cycle lanes by standing along the outside edge of a mandatory cycle lane. The group engages in these actions at various locations around the city.

Admission is free and everybody is welcome.

www.dublincycling.com/events/standing-line-i-bike-dublin

Song Cycle – Singer/Songwriter Showcase

20:00, Mon 12 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 12 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 12 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 12 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 12 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

Donal Kirk & Anto Drennan – Gig

21:00, Mon 12 Feb

Leeson Lounge, 148 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4

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

They will play music from Lowell George Little Feat, Bonnie Raitt, Free, Bad Company, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Beatles, Bobby Bland, Vince Gill, Ray Charles, Etta James, Elvis, Ry Cooder, Dobie Gray, Guy Clarke, early ZZ Top, Dave Edmunds, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Willie Nelson.

Admission is free.

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

Trad Sessions

21:00 – 23:30, Mon 12 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 12 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 13 Feb

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Pancake Tuesday

08:00, Tue 13 Feb

Dublin (various locations)

If you grew up elsewhere, you might be surprised about the SUDDEN avalanche of pancake mix, Nutella, and lemon juice advertisement in shops. The reason is that today is Pancake Tuesday.

It is the last day before (catholic) lent and on that day other countries celebrate carnival, in Ireland the highlight of debauchery was to eat…pancakes, before the 40 days of food limitations during lent. Oddly, despite the fact that most people don’t change their eating habbits anymore, Pancake Tuesday is still a fixture in the minds of people in Ireland and so a huge amount will make pancakes on this ONE day of the year.

Animal Lottery – Family Tour

11:30 – 16:30, Tue 13 Feb

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

At the Family Tour “Animal Lottery” with Catherine McGuinness you will decide the route of the tour by having an animal lottery- be prepared for a lot of walking.

The tour takes place at 11:30 and again at 14:30.

Admission is free and places will be allocated on a first-come first serves basis 15 minutes before the tour starts. Suitable for the whole family.

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=3593

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Tue 13 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

Fleetwood Cabinet – Art Pop-up talk

13:15 – 13:45, Tue 13 Feb

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

Join Aisling Dunne will give a pop-up talk in front of the intricate Fleetwood Cabinet on display in Room 39.

Admission is free. Meet in front of the artwork.

www.nationalgallery.ie/pop-talk-fleetwood-cabinet

90 Years of the Gate Theatre – Seminar

18:00 – 20:00, Tue 13 Feb

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

Established in 1928 the Gate Theatre company offered Dublin audiences an introduction to the world of European and American theatre and also to classics from the modern and Irish repertoire.

To mark the 90th Anniversary this seminar will focus on different aspects of the Gate’s early history and archival records, followed by panel discussion. The seminar will be chaired by Hugh Linehan, Arts & Culture editor, Irish Times. The full programme is listed on the website below.

Admission is free and there is place for 90 people (first come, first served).

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-culture-and-amenities-dublin-city-public-libraries-and-archive-events-4

Munich Air Disaster 1958 – Talk

18:30, Tue 13 Feb

Cabra Library, Navan Road, Dublin 7

“Liam Whelan and the Munich Air Disaster – 60 years on” is a talk in Cabra Library.

“Sixty years have passed since the Munich Air Disaster of 1958, which claimed the lives of many of Manchester United’s famous Busby Babes. Among the dead was Cabra native Liam Whelan, who appeared for the United side that lined up against Shamrock Rovers in Dalymount Park and who had previously played for Home Farm in Dublin.”

Donal Fallon, Historian in Residence with Dublin City Council will talk about the events.

Admission is free, but booking is required via 01-8691414

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

Science Espresso with Daniel Kelly – Talk

18:30, Tue 13 Feb

Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute, 152-160 Pearse Street, Dublin 2

Science Espressos are a series of talks running alongside the SPARKS exhibition at Science Gallery Dublin in January and February, offering visitors the chance to get up close and personal with experts representing different areas of health research.

The sixth talk in the series features Daniel Kelly, Professor of Tissue Engineering and Director of the Centre for Bioengineering in Trinity College Dublin. His talk will look at the hype and hope surrounding bioprinting.

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

www.eventbrite.ie/e/science-espresso-6-professor-daniel-kelly-tickets-42035093095?ref=devg

The Dublin Language Exchange – Meetup

19:00, Tue 13 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/

Camden Comedy

20:00 – 22:30, Tue 13 Feb

Anseo, 18 Camden Street Lower, Dublin 2

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

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

www.facebook.com/CamdenComedyDublin/

Dublin Bluegrass Collective – Gig

20:00, Tue 13 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 13 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

Light House Sessions – Open Mic Night

20:30, Tue 13 Feb

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

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

thebowery.ie/calander/

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 23:00, Tue 13 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 13 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 13 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 13 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 14 Feb

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Ash Wednesday AND St. Valentine’s Day

08:00, Wed 14 Feb

Dublin (various locations)

It is a relatively rare coincidence that Ash Wednesday and St. Valentine’s Day fall on the same day and there is no real connection or contradiction unless you want to create one. ;-)

Ash Wednesday is the first day of lent for catholics and on this day you are not meant to eat meat and you are meant to fast.

St. Valentine’s Day on the other hand is the day when many couples feel obliged to go out for dinner. I always strongly recommend against it IF you want good food and good service. Instead you could go on the day before or after and your restaurant of choice would be less packed, the price would possibly be lower (because some restaurants only have set menus on Valentine’s Day), the food choice would be wider and the service will be much better. Well, that is my LOGICAL assessment. But as we know, logic goes out the window on St. Valentine’s Day. ;-)

You might also know that a piece of St. Valentine allegedly is in Dublin?
Pope Gregory XVI (1831-1846) gave the remains of Saint Valentine to the Carmelite “Our Lady of Mount Carmel” church at Whitefriar Street. It consists of some bones and some of his blood as far as we know.But as with all relics of Saints, you can never be sure. ;-)

Creative Den Drawing Session – Rua Red

11:00, Wed 14 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/

Love Tokens – Family Tour

11:00 – 12:00, Wed 14 Feb

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

The Family Tour “Love Tokens” is an opportunity to explore the romantic histories of objects on display in the Museum’s collections with Lisa Flanagan, focusing on the fashion and furniture exhibitions, The Way We Wore and Irish Country Furniture.

Admission is free and places will be allocated on a first come first served basis 15 minutes before the tour starts. Suitable for the whole family.

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=3565

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Wed 14 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

Negotiating the Fifty Shades of Gray phenomenon – Talk

12:30 – 13:30, Wed 14 Feb

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

“Negotiating the Fifty Shades of Gray Phenomenon” is a lecture by Dr Dara Downey TCD as part of the Popular Literature Lunchtime Lecture series organised by the School of English, TCD.

The Popular Literature Lunchtime Lecture Series, hosted by the School of English at Trinity College Dublin, is a series of free public lectures from Irish and international experts on all sorts of popular literature – romance, crime, horror, children’s literature, and more.

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

www.eventbrite.ie/e/negotiating-the-fifty-shades-of-gray-phenomenon-tickets-42782875733?ref=devg

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Wed 14 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/

Low priced books with free delivery!

13:00, Wed 14 Feb

Dublin (various locations)

Free Delivery on all Books at the Book Depository

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

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

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Memories of Merrion – History Talk

13:30, Wed 14 Feb

Pembroke Library, Anglesea Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

Ballsbridge, Donnybrook and Sandymount Historical Society in association with the Pembroke Library are inviting to the talk “Memories of Merrion” by Charles Lysaght, Local Historian.

Admission is free, but booking is required via 01-6689575

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

Medieval Knights and Ladies – Drop-in Activity

14:00 – 16:00, Wed 14 Feb

National Museum, Kildare Street (Archaeology), Dublin 2

“Medieval Knights and Ladies” is a Drop-in activity for families with children aged 8+.

In Medieval times a lady would give a knight a love token to carry into ‘battle’ for good luck. Join this sctivity to find out more about love and courting in Medieval times and to make your own love token to bring home.

Admission is free. Located in the Learning Resource Room, First Floor.

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=3575

Stealing Books in 18th + 19th Century Dublin – Talk

18:00, Wed 14 Feb

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

The Old Dublin Society (1934-2017) isinviting to their spring programme of lectures. The series starts on Wednesday with “A Life of Crime: Stealing Books in Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Dublin” with Dr. Jason McElligott.

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 14 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

Dublin Jam Session – Open Jam

19:30 – 22:30, Wed 14 Feb

Tivoli Backstage, 18/19 Francis Street, Dublin 8

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

It takes place every Wednesday and admission is free.

www.facebook.com/DublinJamSessions/

Dwarf Jar Wednesday Jazz

19:30 – 22:00, Wed 14 Feb

The Dwarf Jar Cafe, 1 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

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

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/satumusikk/

Understanding and Managing Anxiety – Talk

19:30, Wed 14 Feb

St. Patricks University Hospital, James Street, Dublin 8

The mental health organisation AWARE invites to their next “Medicine and Mental Health” lecture on Tuesday with Dr. Claire Hayes, Clinical Psychologist. The lecture is entitled “Understanding and Managing Anxiety”.

Admission is free and it will take place in the Swift Centre of St. Patrick’s Hospital.

Admission is free.

www.aware.ie/

Jesters Open Mic Comedy Night

19:45 – 22:00, Wed 14 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 14 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/

Anseo Comedy Club

20:30, Wed 14 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 14 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 14 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/

Los Paradiso – Gig

21:00, Wed 14 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

Resident Open Mic – Mercantile

21:00, Wed 14 Feb

Mercantile, 28 Dame Street, Dublin 2

The Resident Open Mic is a new weekly open mic on Wednesdays with a bit of a difference: Each week a different established artist will go back to their roots by not just playing at the open mic but by hosting it. This gives the artists a chance to try out new songs, play some of their classics and most importantly it gives a chance for new songwriters to play their music in front of some of their favorite songwriters.

Admission is free.

dublinsessions.ie/the-mercantile-hotel/

Trad Session

21:30, Wed 14 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 14 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/

The Baked Brothers – Gig

22:00, Wed 14 Feb

Porterhouse Temple Bar, 16-18 Parliament Street, Dublin 2

The Baked Brothers will play a gig.

Admission is free.

www.theporterhouse.ie/bars-dublin-temple.php

Thursday 15 Feb

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Coping with your Child’s ADHD Diagnosis – Talk

11:00, Thu 15 Feb

Dolphin’s Barn Library, Parnell Road, Dublin 12

“The Process of Coping with Your Child’s Diagnosis – When Your Child has an Autism, ADHD or Related Diagnosis” is a talk in Dolphin’s Barn Library.

“When a child receives an Autism Spectrum, ADHD or related diagnosis, it can be a very challenging and daunting time for parents. There are so many decisions to be made and possible appointments to be made for the child. Whilst trying to process the diagnosis, parents can often feel totally overwhelmed, go into denial or launch themselves deeply into doing the best for their child. What about the parents themselves though and their needs? Fiona Hall, Psychotherapist and Counsellor, believes that it is very important for parents to take time to process the news they have received so they can manage their own thoughts, emotions and feelings whilst still trying to do the best for their child.”

Admission is free, but booking is required via 01-4540681

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

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Thu 15 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

GradIreland Live – Career Event

12:00 – 18:30, Thu 15 Feb

RDS, Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

GradIreland Live is an event for graduates who are looking for information about their future career path.

There will be CV clinic, Skills workshops, Career advice, Jobs, Internships, Further study info, Upskilling info.

Admission is free. For more information check the website below.

gradireland.com/events/gradireland-live

National Library Workshop for Kids

12:00 – 13:00, Thu 15 Feb

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

Come to this Drop-in workshop for children aged 4+ to have some mid-term fun with stories and trails.

Admission is free.

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

The Green Door Market

12:00 – 19:00, Thu 15 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

Composers Lili Boulanger and Claude Debussy – Anniversary Talks

13:00, Thu 15 Feb

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

Michael Grant will talk about two French composers who died in 1918. The first is the virtually unknown Lili Boulanger, sister of Nadia Boulanger, who died at the young age of 24 in March 1918. She became the first woman to win the Prix de Rome at the Paris conservatoire in 1913. The second composer is Claude Debussy who died at the age of 56 also in March 1918.

Admission is free, but booking is requried via 01-873 4333.

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-culture-and-amenities-dublin-city-public-libraries-and-archive-events/2018

Development of Writing, the Book and the Arts of the Book – Tour

14:00, Thu 15 Feb

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

The In Focus Tour “A Brief Introduction to the Development of Writing, the Book and the Arts of the Book” with Nateghe Moane, Guide is taking place.

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

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

Spanish Film Screening: La Novia

17:30, Thu 15 Feb

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

The Spanish Film Club in Pearse Street Library will screen the Spanish Film “La Novia / The bride” (2015, 93min, 16+) in Spanish with English subtitles.

“La novia is a reimagining of Lorca’s classic play, Blood Wedding. The film adds a new dimension, expanding the female experience in life. La novia becomes the woman who will forsake everything to follow true love knowing it will have tragic consequences for everyone.”

Admission is free and there will be light refreshments and chat from 17:00.

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

Jazz Club at Sweetman’s – Gig

18:00 – 20:00, Thu 15 Feb

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

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

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/jwsweetman/

Little Museum of Dublin – Free Admission Thursday

18:00 – 20:00, Thu 15 Feb

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

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

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

On other days and other times, admission is EUR 10 for adults and admission is by guided tour only.

www.littlemuseum.ie/

Astronomy In Ireland 1780-1870 – Talk

18:30 – 19:30, Thu 15 Feb

RDS (Concert Hall), Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

The talk “Astronomy In Ireland 1780-1870: From Astrometry To Astrophysics” with Professor Jim Bennett (Historian of science) will cover how astronomy changed as a discipline and how dramatic and exciting work in Ireland provides a special perspective on these changes.

Admission is free. More information and a registration form can be found via the link below.

www.rds.ie/Whats-On/Event/33295

Evening Tour – National Gallery

18:30 – 19:15, Thu 15 Feb

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

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

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

www.nationalgallery.ie/evening-tour-20

New to Dublin? Dublin Expats Meeting

19:00, Thu 15 Feb

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday Night Board Gaming

19:00, Thu 15 Feb

Ryan’s, 19 Store Street, Dublin 1

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

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/IGAGamesNights/

Live at the Liquor Rooms – Gig

20:00, Thu 15 Feb

Liquor Rooms, 7 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

Live at the Liquor Rooms is a monthly music event showcasing the best in Irish up and coming talent. The line up has not been announced yet, though.

Admission is free.

liquorrooms.wpengine.com/calendar/

Rhythm & Brew – Craft Beer Meetup

20:00, Thu 15 Feb

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

“Rhythm and Brews Craft Beer Club” is a monthly meet-up and beer review in Sin E. The next event is on Thursday and you will be able to try the beer of the month, talk about it with other beer enthusiasts and listen to live music.

For more info contact: gerard AT mentorpitch.com

sin-e.ie/events/rhythm-brews/

Table Quiz Thursday – Grand Social

20:00 – 23:00, Thu 15 Feb

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

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

Admission is free.

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

Bray Comedy Fest: Best New Act Competition

21:00, Thu 15 Feb

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

Eight of the country’s best emerging comics do battle to be crowned the ‘Best New Act 2018’ at the Bray Comedy Fest.

With special guest judges Farmer Michael and Kathleen and a headline performance from ‘Ireland’s Funniest Joke Competition’ winner, Sean Hegarty.

Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/bray-comedy-fest-best-new-act-competition-the-final

Singer Songwriter Night – Mother Reilly’s

21:00, Thu 15 Feb

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

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

www.facebook.com/motherreillysADMIN

Those Responsible – Gig

21:00, Thu 15 Feb

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

Those Responsible are playing Blues in the Harbour Bar.

Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/those-responsible2

Brady’s Fun Pub Quiz

21:30, Thu 15 Feb

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

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

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

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

International Bar Jazz Night

21:30, Thu 15 Feb

The International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

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

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

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

www.international-bar.com/jazz/

McLoughlin’s Trad Night

21:30, Thu 15 Feb

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

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

www.mcloughlinsbar.ie

McNeills Trad Music Pub Sessions

21:30, Thu 15 Feb

J. McNeills, 140 Capel Street, Dublin 7

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

www.facebook.com/McNeillsPubSessions

Telegraph – Gig

21:30, Thu 15 Feb

Leeson Lounge, 148 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4

Kevin Doherty and Telegraph will play a gig on Thursday in the Leeson Lounge.

Admission is free.

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

Woolshed Karaoke

21:30, Thu 15 Feb

Woolshed Bar & Grill, Parnell Street, Dublin 1

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

www.woolshedbaa.com/dublin/

BIMM Dublin Midnight Hour – Gig

23:55, Thu 15 Feb

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

BIMM Dublin are hosts of the Thursday Midnight Hour gig in Whelan’s. Admission is free, but you might have to sign up via the Facebook page here. The line-up will be announced on the same page closer to the date.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/bimm-dublin-midnight-hour-7/

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The Story of the Capital – Exhibition in Dublin City Hall

10:00 – 17:15, Fri 16 Feb

City Hall, Dame Street, Dublin 2

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

To celebrate the Easter Rising Anniversary, admission to that exhibititon was free in 2016, but lucky for us, Dublin City decided to also waive the admission charge for 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 16 Feb

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

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

Admission to the gallery and to most events is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on

The Green Door Market

12:00 – 19:00, Fri 16 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

From Sicily to Ireland – My Passion for Nanoscience – Talk

13:00, Fri 16 Feb

Hamilton Building, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 2

Valeria Nicolosi (Prof of Chemistry and CRANN, TCD) will talk about “A journey from Sicily to Ireland – how my passion for nanoscience changed my life” at this Women in Research Ireland talk.

Valeria will give a personalised account about how she started her career as a woman in nanoscience and how she came to be one of the most internationally renowned and respected researchers in her field. She is the first woman to have reached the position of Chair in the School of Chemistry since the foundation of Trinity College Dublin in 1592. She has published more than 200 high-impact-papers, including Science and Nature, and delivered more than 100 invited and plenary presentations at major conferences/institutions/public events. She is the only 5 times ERC awardee in Europe.

This event will take place in The Global Room in the Hamilton Building, Trinity College. Tea, coffee and sandwiches will be served.

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

www.eventbrite.ie/e/seen-and-heard-seminar-8-tickets-42744408677?ref=devg

Artefact Detective – Drop-in activity

14:00 – 16:00, Fri 16 Feb

National Museum, Kildare Street (Archaeology), Dublin 2

Artefact Detective is a Drop-in activity for families with children aged 8+.

Learn how to think like an archaeologist and try to solve the puzzle of some mystery objects during this drop-in session.

Admission is free. Located in the Kildare Room, Ground Floor.

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=3581

Chinese New Year Family Workshop

14:30 – 16:00, Fri 16 Feb

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

Celebrate the Year of the Dog with a special art workshop for families. All art materials will be provided.

Admission is free, but booking is required via 01-6777444. Suitable for families with children aged 7+.

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=3596

The Hidden World of Dublin’s Lodgers – History Talk

15:00 – 16:30, Fri 16 Feb

Royal Irish Academy, 19 Dawson Street, Dublin 2

Ruth McManus (Associate Professor, DCU) will talk about “The Hidden World of Dublin’s Lodgers”.

Although more than 24,000 people in Dublin were identified as either ‘boarders’ or ‘lodgers’ in the 1911 census, they are largely absent from the pages of history. This workshop considers the city’s lodging phenomenon at the turn of the twentieth century. The term lodger encompassed a huge variety of people, including new migrants, single adults of limited means and fairly wealthy individuals without family protection. Their hosts were similarly varied. Reviewing key online sources, this workshop will be of interest to social and family historians.

Find more information and register via the link below.

www.eventbrite.ie/e/expert-workshop-series-in-family-social-history-dr-ruth-mcmanus-tickets-42791375155?ref=devg

Cornucopia – Live Music

19:30 – 21:30, Fri 16 Feb

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

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

www.cornucopia.ie

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Fri 16 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/

Off the Wall – Gig

21:00, Fri 16 Feb

Liquor Rooms, 7 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

Cover band “Off the Wall” will play a gig in the Liquor Rooms.

Admission is free.

liquorrooms.wpengine.com/calendar/

Tebi Rex / JyellowL – Hip Hop Gig

21:00, Fri 16 Feb

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

Irish hip hop talents, Tebi Rex and JyellowL, will be in Bray for this double header brought to you by the “Word Up Collective”.

Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/word-up-collective-presents-jyellowl-tebi-rex

Gavin Povey and the Fabulous Oke She Moke She Pops

22:00, Fri 16 Feb

Leeson Lounge, 148 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4

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

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

Admission is free.

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

Upbeat Generation – Gig

23:30, Fri 16 Feb

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

Upbeat Generation will play a funk, soul, disco and R&B gig.

Admission is free

www.thegrandsocial.ie/event/upbeat-generation-2/

The Catfish Blues Orchestra – Gig

23:55, Fri 16 Feb

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

The Catfish Blues Orchestra, an 8-piece Blues band, will play a gig in Sin E.

Admission is free.

sin-e.ie/events/catfish-blues-orchestra/

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:

Spike Cello Festival: 09 – 11 February

Festival of Russian Culture: 11-21 February

Scene + Heard Festival: 14 February – 03 March

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Are we booming or busting? – The confusion about the “current financial climate”

A friend posted a notice from a small business in Dublin on Facebook. The business (the name or sector is not relevant for this post) closed its doors on 31 January and the explanation for the closure started with “due to the current financial climate”. Interestingly, that business was in the same part of Dublin where a 3-bed apartment on Daft.ie has a rental price tag of EUR 3,800 per month and it was not a million miles away from a number of areas in Dublin, where the pubs are booming like mad.

If we talked about a place far away from our world, we would wonder what is going on, we would be puzzled!! Why are there these type of significant contradictions happening: One business closes due to “the current financial climate” and other businesses are booming and house and apartment prices are higher than they were before. But it is just around the corner from us, in the middle of our life and neighbour hood. So are we booming or busting?

The answer is most likely that we are BOTH in a boom and at the same time still in trouble. There are some companies who are (still) in trouble, some because they were not made or managed to be ever successful and others because the people running them are still in the mindset of “trouble”. But other areas are just ignoring that and it seems to work for them.

The “current financial climate” is still in the head of people while at the same time they are prepared to spend like there is no tomorrow. It also seems that we have a new split in society with one part being still – at least partially – in the bad financial climate, while the other part is riding the crest again. Nearly all formerly bankrupt or at least “NAMA-treated” developers seem to be back in buying mode! :-O

Where does that leave us? It leaves us in a weird and eerie twilight zone of a “boom-bust”, where the emotions about the economic situation might influence us more than the actual facts.

It’s a pity about that small business, because without a doubt dreams and hopes were dashed, replaced by disillusionment and despair.But I would also guess that that small business had made it through harder times a few years ago. Maybe they just reached the point were they couldn’t take it any longer?

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