Dublin Event Guide 562: Franco-Irish Literary Festival, Earth Hour, Dublin Flea Market, FAKE – Science Gallery Exhibition

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

No. 562 | 23 March 2018

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Hi all!

A sunny weekend! That makes change! BUT unbelievably cold weather will be back again next week. When will we get a proper spring? Do we have to wait until August? :-)

There are lots of events on this week. I found more than 170, so we are getting back to normality. Great! And hopefully we will be able to enjoy outdoors events soon again. St. Patrick’s Weekend was a wash-out in that respect. I managed to get this Dublin Event Guide finished a little earlier. So I better get it out to you quickly.

On the donation front things were looking so good at the beginning of the month, but then the donations stopped and now I am in trouble! There are only 6 days left of this month and the outstanding amount to pay this month’s bills is still at EUR 120. Oh ohhh! I now urgently need help again because in 6 days the next EUR 240 bill will arrive. I hate begging, but what can I do. :-/ Please help! I am suggesting a very fair EUR 12 for the year, that’s just 23 cent per Dublin Event Guide Edition or less than 3 pints for the whole year! That’s not much if you think about how much value the Dublin Event Guide brings you every week! ;-) Higher and lower donations are also appreciated! Every Euro counts!

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Have an event-full weekend and week,

–Joerg

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Feel good slot

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

This week’s Feel Good Slot quote is about your relationshio with yourself:

Life is way too short to spend another day at war with yourself. – Unknown

I couldn’t agree more. We all do that negative thing where we criticise ourselves, but life is too short! Let
s stop it! ;-)

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This part is important to “keep the show on the road”:

To cover the cost for the Dublin Event Guide I need your help and every week generous and nice Dublin Event Guide readers help with a donation.

Last week Margo C and Joan S were so great to help with a donation. Thanks a lot!! You and all the other donors throughout the year are keeping the Dublin Event Guide alive! Without you, there would be no Dublin Event Guide!!

The cost for sending the weekly newsletter is EUR 240 per month and a donation from you of just EUR 12 per year will ensure that I will be able to pay the bills.
Has the Dublin Event Guide helped you to find events that you otherwise wouldn’t have known about, or have you saved money by finding great free events? Then please go to here and give something back if you can!

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

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

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Joergs Picks

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

Now that the snow is gone for a little while (Yes, freezing weather is meant to return early next week. :-O …but probably no snow!!) have a look at the new Dun Laoghaire Car Boot Sales. And then there is the Dublin Flea Market this weekend again and during the week there is a large amont if really interesting talks. Maybe check one or two out!

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Competitions

Release Your Voice – Singing Workshop – Ticket Competition – LAST CHANCE

Sunday 25 March – 11:00-17:30
The Lab, Foley Street, Dublin 1

Professional Singer and Vocal Coach Joan Shields is running a full day workshop in singing techniques entitled “Release Your Voice”. This highly enjoyable and intensive workshop will show you how to get the most out of your voice. It is suitable for all styles of music from Popular to Operatic, Jazz, Traditional, Musical Theatre etc. and all levels of singer from beginner/non-singer to professional. It will also benefit public speakers and actors in their projection and delivery.

You will learn how to develop and gain control over your voice; extend your pitch -range, improve your timbre, intonation and power; sing in a healthy way for your voice; be a more versatile and expressive singer; communicate/interpret a song and perform with confidence. And you will have the opportunity to work individually with Joan on the song of your choice.

The fee for the full day of training is a very affordable EUR 60 and if you tell Joan at the time of booking that you found out about the course in the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events), you will even only pay EUR 55. – Book your place via 086-3844527 or via freeyourvoice@outlook.com now!

And if you enter this competition, then one person will even get the ticket for free! But don’t wait until the competition is decided. Instead just go ahead and book with Joan and if you are the lucky winner and you have booked already, you will get your money back. The reason why I am suggesting to book NOW is because there are limited places available on the course and this course is super popular!

The lucky winner of a place on this great course is Tiziana Soverino. Congratulations!

www.facebook.com/events/223472264896122/

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St. Andrews Church will become Food Hall and Culture Centre

Do you remember where the Dublin Tourist Office was before it moved into the sterile-clean, Apple-shop-lookalike new office on Suffolk Street? Until around 2015 the Tourist Office was in St. Andrews Church where the Molly Malone Statue is at the moment and then they moved just around the corner and St. Andrew’s Church is empty since.

Now it emerged that the former church will be turned into a “licensed food court, banqueting hall and culture centre” by the Wright family who already run a whole range of restaurants, seafood shops and the Wright venue in Swords. They plan to invest 5mio at St. Andrew’s Church and promise to open the place within a max. of nine months.

Find some more details in this TheJournal.ie article.

BlueFire Fellowship & Volunteering

BlueFire is a social enterprise empowering young people (15-30) to create innovative activities and events and they are looking for changemakers in the form of BlueFire Fellows or as volunteers. They run a number of programmes for young people and are the organisers of a big yearly festival, the BlueFire Street Fest, at Smithfield Plaza.

The BlueFire Fellowship is a 9 month long social leadership learning programme for 18 – 30 year olds that will provide young adults with an opportunity to unleash their leadership and changemaker ability and to contribute to BlueFire’s services & community events. And if the Fellowship programme is not suitable for you, you can still help as a volunteer.

Find more information on the BlueFire website here or at the Information Session on Tuesday.

Science Gallery’s Make Shop is closing

The Science Gallery is a really cool place and if you are a long term Dublin Event Guide reader you know how much I love the gallery and the exhibitions. About 5 years ago, they opened a Make Shop in Lincoln Place, next to the Dental Clinic and kind of opposite of the Clare Street entrance of the National Gallery. The Make Shop is a great space for learning how to craft electrical toys and usable items for a very very low price. You can build a radio or a torch with a small number of components and learn how to solder and lots of other things. Ideal for kids, but also suitable for adults.

An initial buzz kept the place busy for a while, but since then it became a nearly ignored cousin of the Science Gallery. There were hardly any promotions for it lately and I would imagine it is relatively quiet there week after week.

Unsurprisingly, but still sadly, the Make Shop will close now on 07 April. It will be a loss! Here are some further details.

LAST chance to do discover your technical creativity and make that radio or torch etc. Don’t miss that final opportunity.

Opportunities

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

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.

Art & The Great Hunger

08 March-30 June (Daily: 10:00-17:00)

The Coach House, Dublin Castle Gardens, Dublin 2

“Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum” at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut, is sending its art collection to Ireland for the first time. The exhibition documents the scale of the famine, the horror of it, how it permeated and changed Ireland and the people that escaped it forever. The museum’s collection, the only one of its kind in the world, constitutes an incomparable direct link to the past of almost 6.5 million Irish and 40 million Irish-American people.

Admission is free.

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.”

Hi! Fashion

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

Farmleigh House, Phoenix Park, Dublin 15

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

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

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

Three threads – of the orchid tapestry created by Frederick William Moore

Thursday 29 March – Wednesday 25 April

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

Sir Frederick William Moore (1857-1949 – Curator of the National Botanic Gardens) has had nine species of orchids named in his honour due to his specialist approach to these flowers. Inspired by Moore’s ties to the orchidologist Heinrich Gustav Reichenbach, botanic artist Margareta Pertl will exhibit paintings of all of the plants named after Sir Frederick Moore.

Alongside Pertl’s works, Deborah Lambkin, currently the official artist to the Royal Horticultural Society’s Orchid Committee, will showcase her illustrations of recently award-winning plants.

Orchid associated material from the National Botanic Gardens archives will also accompany the exhibition along with a fine art print catalogue and elaboration on the tales of the depicted orchids by Brendan Sayers.

The exhibition will be on show in the Gallery Space of the Visitor Centre. Admission is free.

botanicgardens.ie/news/events.htm#29Mar

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Car Boot Sales – Tallaght

08:00 – 12:00, Sat 24 Mar

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 24 Mar

Honest2goodness, 136 Slaney Close, Dublin Industrial Estate, Glasnevin, Dublin 11

The weekly Honest2goodness food market in Glasnevin has fresh meat, vegetables, fish, baked goods, and wines. It is open from 09:30-16:00. It is behind Lidl in the Industrial Estate just after the Glasnevin Cemetary coming from the City Centre.

www.honest2goodness.ie

Park Runs: Malahide, Cabinteely, Shanganah, Marlay, Raheny

09:30 – 13:00, Sat 24 Mar

Malahide Park, Dublin Road, Malahide, Co. Dublin

Parkrun Ireland is organising free weekly runs in parks. It is a timed run over 5km and participation is completely free, but registration before your first parkrun is required.

A whole range of Parkruns take place every week (and if you know some more, please tell me):
+ Malahide Park, Dublin Road, Malahide, Co. Dublin
+ Cabinteely Park, Old Bray Road, Cabinteely, Dublin 18
+ Shanganagh Park, Shankill, Co. Dublin
+ Marlay Park, Grange Road, Rathfarnham, Dublin, Co. Dublin
+ St. Anne’s Park, Raheny, Dublin 5
+ Father Collins Park, Donaghmeade/Clongriffin, Dublin 13
+ Tymon Park, Tallaght, Dublin 24
+ Bushy Park, Terenure, Dublin 6
+ Corcagh Park, Clondalkin, Dublin 22

www.parkrun.ie/

SuperNatural Food Market

09:30 – 15:30, Sat 24 Mar

St. Andrews Resource Centre, 114 Pearse Street, Dublin 2

The SuperNatural Food Market is taking place every Saturday from 09:30-15:30 in St. Andrews Resource Centre in Pearse Street, Dublin 2.

www.supernatural.ie

The Green Door Market

09:30 – 16:00, Sat 24 Mar

18 Newmarket, Dublin 8

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

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

www.facebook.com/thegreendoordublin

Local History Group Day – Talks

09:45 – 14:30, Sat 24 Mar

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

At the Local History Group Day on Saturday, you will hear about current research undertaken by local history groups and societies throughout the country. There will be eight talks throughout the day and a full list is on the website below.

Admission is free and no booking is required.

After the Local History Group Day events, there is also an opportunity to take part in a guided tour of the new exhibition “Doing their bit” Irish Women and World War I at 15:00. Meet in the Dublin Room, Dublin City Library and Archive. Admission is free, but booking is required via this link here.

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

Belgard Weekend Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 24 Mar

Belgard Road, Dublin 24

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

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

www.facebook.com/belgardmarket

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 24 Mar

Jamestown Market, 90 Jamestown Road, Inchicore, Dublin 8

Jamestown Flea Market + Car Boot Sale takes place every Sat+Sun from 10:00-17:00. You can reach it from Tyrconnell Road and from Kylemore Road and it is within 3 min from Black Horse stop on the red Luas line. There is free parking.

www.jamestownmarket.com/

Marlay Park Market

10:00 – 16:00, Sat 24 Mar

Marlay Park, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16

The County Council Market (CoCo) in Marlay Park is taking place every Saturday and Sunday. You will find a wide range of products. There will be food to eat there and food to cook at home but also crafts and arts and books and lots more.

www.dlrcoco.ie/en/parks-outdoors/markets

Temple Bar Markets

10:00 – 16:30, Sat 24 Mar

Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

The Temple Bar Markets (Food Market on Meeting House Square, Book Market on Temple Bar Square and the Designer Mart near Cow’s Lane) are taking place every Saturday from 10:00-16:30.

www.templebar.ie

The Story of the Capital – Exhibition in Dublin City Hall

10:00 – 17:15, Sat 24 Mar

City Hall, Dame Street, Dublin 2

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

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

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

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

Art, Bites, Crafts – Drumcondra Market

10:30 – 15:30, Sat 24 Mar

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

Franco-Irish Literary Festival

10:30 – 18:15, Sat 24 Mar

Alliance Francaise, 1 Kildare Street, Dublin 2

The Franco Irish Literary Festival will take place from Fri until Sun (23-25 March) in the Alliance Francaise and in Dublin Castle. The theme this year is one that I have to spell wrong because otherwise spam filters will block this e-mail to you, but I know that you are clever and can “decode” it easily. The topic is “Seks and Sensibility”.

It started on Friday evening in the Alliance Francaise and is continuing on Saturday in Dublin Castle with lots of Panel Discussions and Interviews. All events can be found via the website here www.francoirishliteraryfestival.com/2018/timetable.htm Admission to all events is free.

On Sunday a Literary Brunch will start at 11:30 (until 13:00) and it is back to the Alliance Francaise again.

www.francoirishliteraryfestival.com/

Blackrock Market

11:00 – 17:30, Sat 24 Mar

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/

STEM Event for children in Arnott’s

11:00 – 16:30, Sat 24 Mar

Arnott’s, Henry Street, Dublin 2

Arnott’s is inviting kids to their “Interactive STEM Weekends” on Sat 24+31 March and 07 April from 10:30-16:00 (elsehwere it says 11:30-16:30). It will happen in the Childrenswear Department on Basement Level and admission is fee.

It will be Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) for kids with Dr. Jennifer Cleary, a lover of all things science. She will show wacky experiments and fun science tricks.

Irish engineer, scientist, performer and one of Ireland’s leading space explorers, Dr. Niamh Shaw will be in Arnott’s on 31 March only with crew mate Stargazer Lottie, to tell kids all about the story of space and encourage them to dream big.

In addition there will be interactive workshops from Djeco, Arckit and Tech Will Save Us so that children can design, draw and create and watch their own ideas come to life.

Face painting, arts and crafts will entertain the younger ones as well.

www.arnotts.ie/whats-on/stem/

Terenure Bushy Park Market

11:00 – 16:00, Sat 24 Mar

Bushy Park, Tempelogue Road, Terenure, Dublin 6W

The Terenure Bushy Park Market is taking place every weekk. The market has more than 30 stalls, offering a whole variety of foods and crafts.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/bushyparkmarket

Ancient Egyptian Animal Adventure – Family Drop-in Activity

11:30 – 13:30, Sat 24 Mar

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

Join the Ancient Egyptian Animal Adventure and explore two Museums in one day! Begin and collect the trail at the Museum of Natural History on Merrion Street and come face to face with African animals, then complete the trail at the Museum of Archaeology on Kildare Street where you will discover the ancient Egyptian animal gods.

Admission is free and no booking required.

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=3578

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Sat 24 Mar

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

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

Admission to the gallery and to most events is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on

Rock Tribunal – Gig

11:30, Sat 24 Mar

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

Rock Tribunal will play a gig in the Porterhouse in Temple Bar.

Admission is free.

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

FAKE – Science Gallery Exhibition

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 24 Mar

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

The current exhibition in the Science Gallery is called “FAKE” and it will run from 08 March until 03 June.

The exhibition is looking at everything Fake from fake meat and fake cheese to fake emotions. In both the natural world and human society, faking, mimicking and copying can be a reliable strategy for success, a fake may be just as valuable as the real thing. But what about replicating taste, emotions, chemical signatures, facts and trademarks? When is authenticity essential and when is copying cool?

Some of the most interesting exhibits are:

+ synthHAsizer will let you record your own fake laugh and use sonic filters to remix it from fake to real.
+ Mississippi Swan: Daybew! will create fake music: A new album of songs every fifteen minutes or around 700 unique songs every day. You can trigger the creation of a unique album at any time.
+ Altered historic figures from the Daily Herald show the beginning of fake news
+ There is even a deli where you can buy fake food samples for EUR 2. For example they have fake cheese, fake meat or “Dubliner Red Cheddar” cheese that is neither manufactured in Dublin nor is it Red Cheddar, it is coloured white cheddar manufactured in Cork.

The website below lists all exhibits and provides some explanation so that you can either before or after your visit check further details.

All Science Gallery exhibitions are suitable for ALL ages, even younger children will be able to take part/follow. Some of the exhibits need a bit more of an age-appropriate explanation for younger kids than others, but nearly everything can be simplified for kids.

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/fake

Ha’penny Flea Market

12:00 – 17:00, Sat 24 Mar

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/

Qi Gong – Drop-in class – Chester Beatty Library

12:00, Sat 24 Mar

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

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

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

Admission is free and no booking required, but numbers are limited.

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

Spanish Cinema for Children

12:00 – 13:00, Sat 24 Mar

Instituto Cervantes, Lincoln House, Lincoln Place (near National Gallery), Dublin 2

The Instituto Cervantes presents a new cinema series to entertain children. If you would like your children to love cinema as much as you do and look for a fun activity to practise their Spanish, bring them to this event.

Admission is free.

hermes.cervantes.es/FichaWeb/119158/80

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Sat 24 Mar

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/

Dinosaur Day Live – Kids’s Entertainment

13:00 – 18:00, Sat 24 Mar

Jervis Shopping Centre, Henry Street, Dublin 1

A Dinosaur Day will take place in Jervis Shopping Centre. There will be shows at 13:00, 15:00 and 17:00.

Meet Trixie the giant T-Rex, Terry the Triceratops & Vinny the Velciraptor at this free event.

www.facebook.com/events/2014032878860331/

Chester Beatty Library – Guided Tour

14:00, Sat 24 Mar

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

Intercultural Tour in Arabic – Chester Beatty Library

14:00, Sat 24 Mar

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

An Intercultural Tour in Arabic Language with Community Ambassador Bayan Musallam will take place.

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

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

March for our Lives Dublin – Protest

15:00 – 17:00, Sat 24 Mar

US Embassy, 42 Elgin Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

On 24 March the kids and families of March For Our Lives will bring their protest to the streets of Washington DC and around the USA to demand that their lives and safety become a priority and that steps are taken to end gun violence and mass shootings in schools. The March For Our Lives is being organised by the survivors of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida where on 14 February 2018 a shooting was carried out by a 19 year old former student. 17 students died and 16 got injured.

A solidarity protest is planned in Dublin at the American Embassy in Ballsbridge.

Speakers at the event will include Greg Johnson of Democrats Abroad Ireland and Mary Farley of Moms Demand Action.

www.facebook.com/events/193557891238282/

Eatyard Wine & Cheese Festival 2018

16:00 – 20:00, Sat 24 Mar

The Bernard Shaw, 12 Richmond Street South, Dublin 8

Eatyard is a street food market next to the Bernad Shaw Pub and on Saturday and Sunday a Wine & Cheese Festival will take place there.

Admission is free.

the-eatyard.com/wineandcheese/

Moon Watch – Astronomy Ireland

19:00, Sat 24 Mar

Astronomy Ireland, Unit H4 Centrepoint, Rosemount Business Park, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15

Astronomy Ireland is inviting to a Moon Watch tonight. Admission is free and there will be telescopes that you will be allowed to use.

If you are near Blanchardstown go to the Astronomy Ireland event and if you are near Clontarf, then you can go to the Sidewalk Astronomers who also have a Moon Watch / Star Gazing event.

www.astronomy.ie/moonwatch032018.php

Dublin Sidewalk Astronomers – Star Gazing

20:00, Sat 24 Mar

Clontarf Bus Depot, Clontarf Road, Clontarf, Dublin 3

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

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

www.irishastrosoc.org/events/events.htm

Earth Hour

20:30 – 21:30, Sat 24 Mar

Dublin (various locations)

On Saturday at 20:30 is “Earth Hour” and during that hour it is suggested that you turn all lights/electricity off. The purpose of this grassroots initiative is to raise awareness and draw attention to our energy utilisation which is unfortunately still not environmentally-friendly and in some countries (e.g. USA) it is even forbidden to use certain enviromentally-friendly energy sources.

The “light-out” during Earth Hour is a symbolic gesture that ideally would extend to public buildings and office buildings etc. But unfortunately the initiative is not getting much support from official organisations and the government in Ireland. If the same huge effort was made with energy saving initiatives as was made with “greening” the lights that shine at buildings in Ireland and all over the world, it would have a much bigger effect.

www.earthhour.org/

*Rogue – Gig

21:00, Sat 24 Mar

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

*Rogue will play a gig in Bray.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/theharbourbarbray

Chasing Felix / Empathy – Gig

21:00, Sat 24 Mar

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

Chasing Felix is playing Electro-Rock, Indietronica and Synth-Pop at this gig. Support will come from alternative rock band Empathy.

Admission is free.

sin-e.ie/events/chasing-felix/

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Sat 24 Mar

Stillorgan Orchard, The Hill, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin

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

www.stillorganorchard.com/specials/

Johnny Fean & Los Paradiso – Gig

21:30, Sat 24 Mar

Leeson Lounge, 148 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4

Johnny Fean and Los Paradiso will play celtic rock and blues at this gig.

Admission is free.

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

Flux / French Ketamine – Gig

22:30, Sat 24 Mar

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Indie Rock band Flux from Galway will be in Whelan’s for a gig. They will be supported by French Ketamine.

Admission is free until 22:30. the gig starts at midnight.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/midnight-hour-w-flux-french-ketamine/

Grand – Gig

23:00, Sat 24 Mar

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

The band “Grand” will play a gig in the Bowery.

Unfortunately the website doesn’t mention if the gig is free or not, but usually it works like that in the Bowery: If it is not free they mention it. Therefore, if nothing is mentioned then there is a good chance that it is free.

thebowery.ie/calander/

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Car Boot Sales – Ballymun

08:00 – 13:00, Sun 25 Mar

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

Dun Laoghaire Car Boot Sale

09:00 – 15:00, Sun 25 Mar

Dun Laoghaire Harbour, St. Michael’s Pier, Harbour Road, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

A new weekly Car Boot Sale will take place in Dun Laoghaire just at the fromer Ferry Terminal. It is a huge car park and there will be a Carboot Sale and a Gourmet Market with spaces for small businesses, antiques & collectibles, gourmet food vendors and people clearing out their home and selling things from their car.

Admission is free (for buyers).

www.facebook.com/events/170017540285134/

Belgard Weekend Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 25 Mar

Belgard Road, Dublin 24

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

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

www.facebook.com/belgardmarket

Clongriffin Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 25 Mar

Town Square, Clongriffin, Dublin 13

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

www.facebook.com/clongriffinmarket/

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 25 Mar

Jamestown Market, 90 Jamestown Road, Inchicore, Dublin 8

Jamestown Flea Market + Car Boot Sale takes place every Sat+Sun from 10:00-17:00. You can reach it from Tyrconnell Road and from Kylemore Road and it is within 3 min from Black Horse stop on the red Luas line. There is free parking.

www.jamestownmarket.com

Marlay Park Market

10:00 – 16:00, Sun 25 Mar

Marlay Park, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16

The County Council Market (CoCo) in Marlay Park is taking place every Saturday and Sunday. You will find a wide range of products. There will be food to eat there and food to cook at home but also crafts and arts and books and lots more.

www.dlrcoco.ie/en/parks-outdoors/markets

Merrion Square Open Air Gallery

10:00 – 18:30, Sun 25 Mar

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/

Natural Camouflage – Children’s Workshop

10:00, Sun 25 Mar

Bushy Park, Tempelogue Road, Terenure, Dublin 6W

“Natural Camouflage” is the title of the OWLS Children’s Workshop on Sunday.

Learn how to disguise yourself using natural materials. Can you blend into the background in the park?? After trying out different hiding materials you will try some hide and seek games. Suitable for ages 6 to 12.

The event takes place twice on Sunday, but only one of the two is free:

+ Bushy Park at 10:00. Supported by Dublin City Council and admission is free
+ Corkagh Park at 12:30. Supported by South Dublin County Council, but not so much: There will be a fee of EUR 2

To book, contact Turtle at education@owls.ie

www.owls.ie/events/j5icc9vt11/Natural-Camouflage

Art, Bites, Crafts – Drumcondra Market

10:30 – 15:30, Sun 25 Mar

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

Botanic Gardens Drop-in Activities for Children

11:00, Sun 25 Mar

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

The National Botanic Gardens run “Kids Drop by Activities” on Sunday and Tuesday of this week.

There will be fun activities in the dedicated Children’s Garden. Sow seeds, make seed bombs, design bug hotels and re-use everyday items to create your own piece of eco art. Suitable from age 4. All children must bring their own grown up.

The event times are:
Sunday 25 March: 11:00, 11:30, 15:00, 15:30
Tuesday 27 March: 11:00, 11:30, 15:00, 15:30

Admission is free.

botanicgardens.ie/news/events.htm#24Mar

Dublin Flea Market

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 25 Mar

Green Door Market, 18 Newmarket, Dublin 8

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

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

Admission is free.

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

Dun Laoghaire Market

11:00 – 16:00, Sun 25 Mar

People’s Park, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

A weekly market with lots of food, but also many other products (art & crafts, books, etc) takes place every Sunday in the beautiful People’s Park in Dun Laoghaire. It is a very popular market and with around 50 vendors also one of the bigger markets.

www.dlrcoco.ie/en/parks-outdoors/markets

Jazz + Bluegrass for Brunch on Sundays

11:00 – 16:30, Sun 25 Mar

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 25 Mar

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

African-American Episcopal Chorale Society Los Angeles – Concert

11:30, Sun 25 Mar

St. Catherine’s Church, Donore Avenue, Dolphins Barn, Dublin 8

At the Church of St Catherine & St James in Donore Avenue the Palm Sunday liturgy will be sung by the “Episcopal Chorale Society of African-American Episcopal Churches in the Diocese of Los Angeles”.

The choir will sing; Sanctus and Agnus Dei – Proulx: Lord’s Prayer – Malotte: The Holy City- Adam: Sweet, Sweet Spirt- Aker.

This is not a concert performance, but the singing will be part of the Sunday liturgy in the church, but it nevertheless is open to everyone who is interested independent from your religious orientation or preferences. Admission is free.

cja.dublin.anglican.org/

Franco-Irish Literary Festival

11:30 – 13:00, Sun 25 Mar

Alliance Francaise, 1 Kildare Street, Dublin 2

The Franco Irish Literary Festival will take place from Fri until Sun (23-25 March) in the Alliance Francaise and in Dublin Castle. The theme this year is one that I have to spell wrong because otherwise spam filters will block this e-mail to you, but I know that you are clever and can “decode” it easily. The topic is “Seks and Sensibility”.

It started on Friday evening in the Alliance Francaise and is continuing on Saturday in Dublin Castle with lots of Panel Discussions and Interviews. All events can be found via the website here www.francoirishliteraryfestival.com/2018/timetable.htm Admission to all events is free.

On Sunday a Literary Brunch will start at 11:30 (until 13:00) and it is back to the Alliance Francaise again.

www.francoirishliteraryfestival.com/

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Sun 25 Mar

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

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

Admission to the gallery and to most events is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on

Vividly Coloured Portraits – Drop-in family session

11:30 – 13:30, Sun 25 Mar

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

Come to this art-making workshop where children and their parents/guardians/carers are encouraged to work together on creative projects.

Artist Janine Davidson will encourage the group to take inspiration from Emil Nolde’s vividly coloured portraits and to create your own using drawing and collage techniques.

Drop-in and stay for as long (or as little!) as you wish! These workshops are suitable for children of all ages.

Admission is free and no booking is required.

www.nationalgallery.ie/drop-family-session-vividly-coloured-portraits

Blackrock Market

12:00 – 17:30, Sun 25 Mar

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/

FAKE – Science Gallery Exhibition

12:00 – 18:00, Sun 25 Mar

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

The current exhibition in the Science Gallery is called “FAKE” and it will run from 08 March until 03 June.

The exhibition is looking at everything Fake from fake meat and fake cheese to fake emotions. In both the natural world and human society, faking, mimicking and copying can be a reliable strategy for success, a fake may be just as valuable as the real thing. But what about replicating taste, emotions, chemical signatures, facts and trademarks? When is authenticity essential and when is copying cool?

Some of the most interesting exhibits are:

+ synthHAsizer will let you record your own fake laugh and use sonic filters to remix it from fake to real.
+ Mississippi Swan: Daybew! will create fake music: A new album of songs every fifteen minutes or around 700 unique songs every day. You can trigger the creation of a unique album at any time.
+ Altered historic figures from the Daily Herald show the beginning of fake news
+ There is even a deli where you can buy fake food samples for EUR 2. For example they have fake cheese, fake meat or “Dubliner Red Cheddar” cheese that is neither manufactured in Dublin nor is it Red Cheddar, it is coloured white cheddar manufactured in Cork.

The website below lists all exhibits and provides some explanation so that you can either before or after your visit check further details.

All Science Gallery exhibitions are suitable for ALL ages, even younger children will be able to take part/follow. Some of the exhibits need a bit more of an age-appropriate explanation for younger kids than others, but nearly everything can be simplified for kids.

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/fake

Guided Walks – Botanic Gardens

12:00 – 15:30, Sun 25 Mar

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

Sunday at Noon – Classical Concerts

12:00 – 13:00, Sun 25 Mar

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 the Ficino Ensemble. They will perform works from Ravel, Garrett Sholdice, Brahms.

www.hughlane.ie

Family Tour – National Gallery

12:30 – 13:15, Sun 25 Mar

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-friendly-tour

Museum Hours – Film Screening

13:30, Sun 25 Mar

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

The film “Museum Hours” (2013, Dir. Jem Cohen, Duration: 106 mins) will be screened and this will be followed by a discussion led by Alice Butler, writer and co-curator of aemi.

The film synopsis is “A Vienna museum guard befriends a visitor and the two explore their lives, the city and the ways artwork reflects the world.”

Admission is free.

www.hughlane.ie/lectures/lectures-past/1980-film-screening-museum-hours

Syrias Vibes Art Auction 2018

13:30 – 16:00, Sun 25 Mar

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

An art auction of 80 contemporary artworks will happen in Bagots Hutton and all the funds raised will be donated to a team of doctors and psychologists working with the Syrian people living in the Bajed Kandala camp for displaced persons on the Iraqi border. All have lost their homes, most have lost family members and loved ones and each one has a horrific story to tell and an experience to overcome.

A full list of contributing artists and also further details about the event and an online bidding option are explained on the Facebook Event Page below.

It seems that admission to the auction is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1633606326732823/

Dublin Sketchers – Sunday Meet-up

14:00, Sun 25 Mar

Dublin (various locations)

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

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

www.dublinsketchers.blogspot.com/

Hugh Lane Gallery – Guided Tour

14:00, Sun 25 Mar

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

Every Sunday a free tour takes place in the Hugh Lane Gallery.

Admission is free and booking is not required, but places are limited, so early arrival is recommended.

www.hughlane.ie/lectures/current/1431-free-sunday-tours-at-2pm-2016

Stella Bass Jazz Trio

14:00 – 16:00, Sun 25 Mar

Café en Seine, Dawson Street, Dublin 2

Afternoon Jazz in Café en Seine. The Stella Bass Jazz Trio play every Sunday from 14:00-16:00 in Café en Seine in Dawson Street. Admission is free. A video is here www.youtube.com/watch?v=l8aKqtOB5S8

www.stellabass.com

Chester Beatty Library – Guided Tour

15:00, Sun 25 Mar

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

Emil Nolde as Printmaker – Talk

15:00 – 15:45, Sun 25 Mar

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

The talk “Tracking figures in cloud formations: Emil Nolde as printmaker” by Dr Christian Weikop (Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh) will take place in the National Gallery on Sunday.

Admission is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on/tracking-figures-cloud-formations-emil-nolde-printmaker

Museum Tour – National Print Museum

15:00 – 16:30, Sun 25 Mar

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

Pollinator Plan Lecture & Walk

15:00 – 16:30, Sun 25 Mar

Phoenix Park Visitor Centre, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

The “Pollinator Plan Lecture & Walk” is a monthly lecture about pollinators and a walk recording the many different species of bumblebee found within Phoenix Park.

Admission is free.

phoenixpark.ie/event/pollinator-plan-lecture/?instance_id=3744

Proclaiming a Republic: The 1916 Rising – Tour

15:00 – 16:00, Sun 25 Mar

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

This is a family friendly tour of the “Proclaiming a Republic: The 1916 Rising” exhibition. Explore some of the highlights of the Museum’s extensive Easter Week collection.

Admission is free. Places are limited and will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis 15 minutes before the tour starts. Suitable for adults and children from age 12.

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=3562

Sunday Family Sketching – Hugh Lane Gallery

15:00 – 16:00, Sun 25 Mar

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/all/2016-sunday-sketching-afternoon-tea

Bal Folk – European Folk Dance Session

16:00 – 19:00, Sun 25 Mar

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

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

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

The event takes place every Sunday in the Cobblestone Pub.

www.facebook.com/events/131802190987342/

Eatyard Wine & Cheese Festival 2018

16:00 – 20:00, Sun 25 Mar

The Bernard Shaw, 12 Richmond Street South, Dublin 8

Eatyard is a street food market next to the Bernad Shaw Pub and on Saturday and Sunday a Wine & Cheese Festival will take place there.

Admission is free.

the-eatyard.com/wineandcheese/

Blues Got Soul – Gig

17:00 – 20:15, Sun 25 Mar

The International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

Blues Got Soul, a four-piece blues band from Dublin is performing the music of the founding fathers of blues and blues masters in the International Bar every Sunday. Admission is free, but donations are welcome.

The High Leeson – Bluegrass Gig

18:00, Sun 25 Mar

Leeson Lounge, 148 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4

The High Leeson is a Bluegrass band that plays every Sunday in the Leeson Longe.

Admission is free, donations are appreciated.

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

Dixieland Jazzmen – Gig

18:30 – 20:30, Sun 25 Mar

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

The Dixeland Jazzmen play a weekly gig in Sin E. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/Sin.E.Pub/

Jawbone – Acoustic Folk & Blues Night

19:00 – 21:00, Sun 25 Mar

Arthur’s Pub, 28 Thomas Street, Dublin 8

At the Jawbone Gig night in Arthur’s Pub, Acoustic Folk & Blues will be performed every Sunday. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/pages/Jawbone-Dublin-Acoustic-Folk-Blues-Commune/724102984268967

www.facebook.com/ArthursPub

Gardiner Street Gospel Choir Mass

19:30 – 20:30, Sun 25 Mar

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

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

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

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

www.gardinerstreetgospelchoir.com

Pete Cummins – Gig

20:30, Sun 25 Mar

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

Smokehouse Blues Band – Gig

20:30, Sun 25 Mar

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

Smokehouse Blues Band will be in The Bowery on Sunday. Irish Rock legend Noel Bridgeman of Skid Row will be on drums & vocals, Tommy Moore on bass & vocals and Lee Meehan on guitar & vocals.

Admission is free.

thebowery.ie/calander/

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 00:00, Sun 25 Mar

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

Moonlookson – Gig

21:00, Sun 25 Mar

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

Moonlookson will play “Soulful Rootsy Folk Pop” in Bray.

Admission is free.

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

Monday 26 Mar

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National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Mon 26 Mar

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

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

Admission to the gallery and to most events is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Mon 26 Mar

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

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

www.ifi.ie/

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Here, There & Now – Abbey Theatre

14:30 – 15:30, Mon 26 Mar

Abbey Theatre, 26 Lower Abbey Street, Dublin 1

Here, There & Now is an exploration of international stories that celebrate our national diversity.

Ninth Star Youth Theatre is a multi-cultural theatre group that is made up of young people from Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Malawi, Rep of Congo, Albania and Ireland and it was originally formed by people living at the Mosney Reception Centre. It is a collaboration between Ninth Star Youth Theatre, some musicians and the storytellers from Candlelit Tales.

“Irish mythology tells us that we are one of the few cultures without a creation story. Where other countries understand their place in the world by having stories about primal figures, the Irish identify with the land first. We tell stories of the different people who came here and formed our culture in an exchange with this land. Here,There and Now brings this right up to date.”

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

booking.abbeytheatre.ie/single/PSDetail.aspx?psn=11175

Ale, Beer and Brewing in 16th Century Ireland – Talk

17:00 – 18:30, Mon 26 Mar

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

“Ale, Beer and Brewing in Sixteenth-Century Ireland” by Susan Flavin (Anglia Ruskin University) is a lecture in the Trinity Centre for Early Modern History lecture series.

The Centre organises seminars, conferences and public lectures on the early modern history of Ireland, Britain and Continental Europe, as well as on relations between European and non-European states and cultures.

Admission is free.

www.tcd.ie/trinitylongroomhub/whats-on/details/event.php?eventid=127250811

Italian Film: Un giorno speciale – Screening

18:30, Mon 26 Mar

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

Monday at the Cinema is a series of screenings of Italian contemporary cinema. The next film will be “Un giorno speciale” by director Francesca Comenicini.

Gina and Marco are both very young and determined to be “someone.” They meet on a special day: their first day at work. Gina is about to realize her dream of becoming an actress, Marco is the driver who has to take her to the meeting. Because of a delay, they have to spend the whole day together. A subtle and amusing love story, the film also takes the audience on a grand tour of magnificent Rome.

(2012 with Filippo Scicchitano, Giulia Valentini, 89 minutes)

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

iicdublino.esteri.it/iic_dublino/en/gli_eventi/calendario/2018/03/lunedi-al-cinema-un-giorno-speciale.html?modulo=1

Why 1918 Matters? – Talk

18:30, Mon 26 Mar

Rathmines Library, 157 Lower Rathmines Road, Dublin 6

Historian Maeve Casserly will explore the importance of key events in this pivotal year in Irish and global history. From the Representation of the People Act, to the Conscription Crisis, the outbreak of the Spanish Flu to the end of the Great War, the impact of 1918 can still be seen today.

Admission is free, but booking is required via 01-4973539.

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-culture-and-amenities-dublin-city-public-libraries-and-archive-events/why-1918

Song Cycle – Singer/Songwriter Showcase

20:00, Mon 26 Mar

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

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

Admission is free.

www.whelanslive.com

The Circle Sessions – Open Mic

20:00 – 23:30, Mon 26 Mar

The International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

The Circle Sessions is an “Open Mic” that provides an opportunity for up and coming musicians, spoken word artists, poets and comedians to perform.

Come to this weekly show to perform or to simply watch a great mix of music, poetry, spoken word and comedy.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/thecirclesessions/

The Surprising Evolution of Massive Stars – Astronomy Talk

20:00, Mon 26 Mar

Ely House, 8 Ely Place, Dublin 2

“Living Fast to Die Hard: The Surprising Evolution of Massive Stars” by Professor Jose Groh (TCD) is an Astronomy Talk at the Irish Astronomical Society.

“Professor Groh is on the faculty of the School of Physics in TCD, and is a member of the LOFAR team. He has spoken widely on his research on massive stars and supernova.”

Admission is free.

www.irishastrosoc.org/

Jazz Jam Session – Grand Social

20:30, Mon 26 Mar

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

Every Monday a Jazz Jam Session will take place in the Grand Social and you are invited to listen or even to participate. Admission is free for musicians and audience.

Instruments are supplied (drums (no cymbals), double bass, guitar amp, bass amp, PA system) and ideas and themes will be proposed prior to the session to the musicians who join the event on Facebook (see Facebook Page below).

www.facebook.com/pages/Jazz-Jam-Session-at-The-Grand-Social/224553674385198

The Comedy Shed

20:30, Mon 26 Mar

Woolshed Bar & Grill, Parnell Street, Dublin 1

Every Monday the Woolshed Bar hosts “The Comedy Shed”, usually with 3 headline acts.

Admission is free.

www.woolshedbaa.com/dublin/

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 23:00, Mon 26 Mar

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

Jimmy Smyth’s Organised – Gig

21:00, Mon 26 Mar

Leeson Lounge, 148 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4

Guitarist Jimmy Smyth will play a regular gig on Mondays in the Leeson Lounge with band Organised and occasional guests.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1188397997977188/

Trad Sessions

21:00 – 23:30, Mon 26 Mar

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

An Open Trad Music Session is taking place every Monday in Mother Reilly’s. Admission is free.

dublinsessions.ie/mother-reillys/

That’s It Recordings – Open Mic

22:00, Mon 26 Mar

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

That’s It Recordings is an open mic every Monday at Sin E. Just turn up and play. Sign up before 22:00 to ensure you get a slot. Bring a USB stick along and you will get a recording of your music to take home.

Admission is free.

sin-e.ie/events/

Tuesday 27 Mar

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WorkABLE Future 2018

09:30 – 13:00, Tue 27 Mar

Croke Park, Jones’ Road, Dublin 3

WorkABLE Future at first seems to be a recruitment event with a focus on opportunities for everyone with disabilities, but when you look further into it, it is not clear anymore if it will just be some talks without any clear topics (see “draft” schedule at www.iwa.ie/information/workable-future-2018 ) or if concrete help will be provided.

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

www.iwa.ie/information/workable-future-2018

Botanic Gardens Drop-in Activities for Children

11:00, Tue 27 Mar

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

The National Botanic Gardens run “Kids Drop by Activities” on Sunday and Tuesday of this week.

There will be fun activities in the dedicated Children’s Garden. Sow seeds, make seed bombs, design bug hotels and re-use everyday items to create your own piece of eco art. Suitable from age 4. All children must bring their own grown up.

The event times are:
Sunday 25 March: 11:00, 11:30, 15:00, 15:30
Tuesday 27 March: 11:00, 11:30, 15:00, 15:30

Admission is free.

botanicgardens.ie/news/events.htm#24Mar

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Tue 27 Mar

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

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

Admission to the gallery and to most events is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on

Dracula and child ab use in Victorian fiction – Talk

13:00 – 15:00, Tue 27 Mar

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

“What is concealed within Dracula’s “dreadful bag”: representing child seksual ab use in Victorian fiction” is a lecture by Dr Ailise Bulfin (Teaching Fellow in Victorian and Modern English Literature, School of English, Drama and Film, UCD) as part of the Medical and Health Humanities Seminar Series 2017 -2018.

Admission is free.

Please note: The incorrect spelling in the title of this talk is to prevent spam checkers from blocking this mail, I hope that your superior human intelligence will have no difficulty “translating” easily.

www.tcd.ie/trinitylongroomhub/whats-on/details/event.php?eventid=127276329

Visit of the Queen of Sheba – Pop-up Art Talk

13:15 – 13:45, Tue 27 Mar

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

A Pop-up talk at the painting “The Visit of the Queen of Sheba to King Solomon” by Lavinia Fontana will be given by Eimear Murphy.

Admission is free Meet in front of the painting in Room 27.

www.nationalgallery.ie/visit-queen-sheba-king-solomon

Forty Years of Editing: DOs and DON’Ts

17:00 – 19:00, Tue 27 Mar

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

“Forty Years of Editing: Some Do’s and Some Don’ts, 1978-2018” with Prof Gerald Dawe, Fellow Emeritus at TCD, will be looking back on his career as an editor of poetry and criticism and offering some insights about the editorial process.

Professor Dawe was the founding director of Trinity Oscar Wilde Centre (1998-2015) in the School of English, has published eight collections of poetry and has edited several anthologies of Irish poetry and criticism including Earth Voices Whispering: Irish Poetry of War 1914-1945 (2008) and The Cambridge Companion to Irish Poets (2018). Professor Dawe’s paper will offer a wealth of knowledge about his experiences of editing and writing.

Admission is free.

www.tcd.ie/trinitylongroomhub/whats-on/details/event.php?eventid=127367245

Lovelace Space: Feminism Knowledge Share – Talks

18:00 – 20:00, Tue 27 Mar

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

Lovelace Space is a group of makers and they are inviting to an evening of talks about Feminism. The “Feminism Knowledge Share” looks at the huge variety of theory, politics and activism in feminism. What do they all mean? What are those three waves about? What’s the difference between radical feminism and intersectional feminism? What does “leaning in” mean? What the heck is cyborg feminism and why do some feminists spell things weird?

Speakers are
+ Caroline West, a PhD researcher
+ Shawna Scott will be talking about the pros and cons of “Lean in” feminism.
+ Wendy Lyon, a solicitor specialising in human rights who will be talking about the legal roots of intersectionality.
+ Maria Boyle, aka Twisteddoodles, cartoonist and illustrator, will speak about her personal route into feminism.

Please note: I wasn’t able to include some of the information that is provided on the Science Gallery website about the talks because the information included words that would cause a RED ALARM on all spam checkers. So to see all details, please go to the website below.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/347076122473778/

BlueFire Fellowship and Volunteer Information Session

18:15 – 19:30, Tue 27 Mar

Generator Hostel, Smithfield Square, Dublin 7

Social enterprise BlueFire is inviting to an information evening about their Fellowship and their Volunteering programmes. The event is on Tuesday and application deadline for taking part in their Fellowship is 01 April. Find out more details on the website below or in the Dublin News in this Dublin Event Guide.

Admission is free.

www.eventbrite.ie/e/bluefire-fellowship-information-session-tickets-44445139609?ref=devg

Reading Dante – in Italian

18:30 – 20:00, Tue 27 Mar

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

The Reading Dante series continues on Tuesday with a reading of “Purgatorio: Negligent rulers, Nino Visconti, Gate of Purgatory proper (VII-IX)”.

Admission is free.

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

Gender and the Plague in Early Modern Italy – Talk

19:00 – 20:30, Tue 27 Mar

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

“Gender and the Plague in Early Modern Italy” with Professor John Henderson is organised by the Centre for Gender and Women’s Studies.

Admission is free. More information can be found via the website below.

www.tcd.ie/trinitylongroomhub/whats-on/details/event.php?eventid=127367355

The Dublin Language Exchange – Meetup

19:00, Tue 27 Mar

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 27 Mar

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 27 Mar

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

Rumours have it that the Bluegrass Collective will perform in Sin É on Tuesday and there might even be an open Bluegrass Jam! Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/Sin.E.Pub

Ukulele Tuesday – Jam&Gig

20:00 – 23:30, Tue 27 Mar

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

Ben Prevo – Gig

21:00, Tue 27 Mar

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

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

Admission is free.

thebowery.ie/calander/

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 23:00, Tue 27 Mar

Stag’s Head (downstairs), Dame Lane, Dublin 2

The Comedy Crunch is a free Stand Up comedy event every Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. Every week different comedians entertain and on top of good comedy you will get free ice cream. Admission is free. The line-up can be found via the Comedy Crunch Facebook Page (see link below).

www.facebook.com/pages/The-Comedy-Crunch/83791357330

The Lounge Quintet – Jazz Gig

21:00, Tue 27 Mar

Leeson Lounge, 148 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4

The Lounge Quintet plays this gig every Tuesday: Jazz Standards, Latin and Bebop. Often guest musicians and singers join them. Admission is free, donations are welcome.

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

International Bar Jazz Night

21:30, Tue 27 Mar

The International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

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

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

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

www.international-bar.com/jazz/

Woolshed Pub Quiz

21:30, Tue 27 Mar

Woolshed Bar & Grill, Parnell Street, Dublin 1

Every Tuesday, a pub quiz is taking place in the Woolshed.

Admission is free. Max team size is 6 people.

www.woolshedbaa.com

Wednesday 28 Mar

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Creative Den Drawing Session – Rua Red

11:00, Wed 28 Mar

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/

Saluting the Feminists – Music by and with women

11:00 – 16:30, Wed 28 Mar

Royal Irish Academy of Music, 38 Westland Row, Dublin 2

The Royal Irish Academy is inviting to “Saluting the Feminists” a day long celebration of women composers, performers and pedagogues.

Find all details on the website below, where you also have to register for this free event.

www.eventbrite.ie/e/saluting-the-feminists-tickets-37666318974?ref=devg

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Wed 28 Mar

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

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

Admission to the gallery and to most events is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on

Wonder Woman in the 1940s – Talk

12:30 – 13:45, Wed 28 Mar

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

“The American Amazon: Wonder Woman in the 1940s” is a public lecture by Dr Keira Williams from the School of History at Queens University Belfast. As part of the Popular Literature Lunchtime Lecture series organised by the School of English, TCD

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

www.tcd.ie/trinitylongroomhub/whats-on/details/event.php?eventid=126699226

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Wed 28 Mar

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

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

www.ifi.ie/

Photo Detectives – Lunchtime Tour

13:00, Wed 28 Mar

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

The 30 minute lunchtime tour “Photo Detectives” on Wednesday will give you an opportunity to explore this exhibition that celebrates the work and play of the lively, online community who investigate the Photographic Archive’s photographs on Flickr. Who are the Photo Detectives? What do they find out? How does it all work? Join Seán Mulligan, one of the archive’s Flickr experts for this tour as he reveals the stories behind the images.

Admission is free.

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

The Derrynaflan Hoard – Talk

13:00 – 13:45, Wed 28 Mar

National Museum, Kildare Street (Archaeology), Dublin 2

“The Derrynaflan Hoard” is a lecture by Dr Michael Ryan (MRIA, Past-President of the Royal Irish Academy, former Director of the Chester Beatty Library and former Keeper of Irish Antiquities at the National Museum of Ireland) about one of the most spectacular artefacts from Early Christian Ireland.He will explain how the chalice was made and for what purpose and how it relatea to the other chalices of early medieval times?

Admission is free, but booking is required via educationarch@museum.ie or 01 6486 334. Suitable for adults and teenagers from Age 14.

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=3595

George IV’s Shamrock-Shaped Box – Talk

13:15, Wed 28 Mar

Dublin Castle, Dame Street, Dublin 2

The Pop-up Lunchtime Talk “Object in Focus – George IV’s Shamrock-Shaped Box” will look at how diamonds, pearls and Irish bog oak were combined to make a gift fit for a king. Join William Derham for this event, which is part of Dublin Castle’s Making Majesty programme.

Admission is free. Suitable for adults. Meet in the Entrance Hall, State Apartments, Dublin Castle.

Guercino Conservation: A Closer Look – Pop-up Art Talk

13:15 – 13:45, Wed 28 Mar

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

At this Pop-up talk “Guercino Conservation: A Closer Look”, painting conservator Ele von Monschaw shares stories about the research and conservation of Guercino’s “Jacob Blessing the Sons of Joseph”. The painting has returned to the Gallery following a two-year long conservation and research project in collaboration with the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles.

Admission is free. Meet in the Hugh Lane Room (Room 31).

www.nationalgallery.ie/guercino-conservation-closer-look

Romeo and Juliet – Film Screening

14:00, Wed 28 Mar

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

The Chester Beatty Library is screening the 1968 film “Romeo and Juliet” by Franco Zeffirelli with Olivia Hussey and Leonard Whiting. (English. 1968, PG, 138 min).

Admission is free.

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

Writing Irish History in the 20th Century – Talk

16:00 – 17:30, Wed 28 Mar

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

“A Narrative of Progress: Writing Irish History in the 20th Century” by Professor Enda Delaney,University of Edinburgh is part of the Centre for Contemporary Irish History lecture series.

Admission is free.

www.tcd.ie/trinitylongroomhub/whats-on/details/event.php?eventid=126543867

Shell shock + treatment at Dublin’s Richmond Hospital (1916-1919) – Talk

18:00, Wed 28 Mar

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

“‘He Lost Himself Completely’ Shell shock and its treatment at Dublin’s Richmond Hospital, 1916-1919” is a talk with Dr Brendan Kelly, TCD on Wednesday.

Admission is free.

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

An Ghaeilge is Muidne – Talk

18:30, Wed 28 Mar

Raheny Library, Howth Road, Dublin 5

A talk by academic and writer Alan Titley on the History and Literature of the Irish Language and its importance in his own writing.

Caint ag an Ollamh is Scríbhneoir Alan Titley faoi Stair is Litríocht na Gaeilge is a tábhacht ina shaothar féin.

Admission is free. The event is in Irish.

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-culture-and-amenities-dublin-city-public-libraries-and-archive-events/%E2%80%98-ghaeilge

Let’s Make A Scene – Acting “Open Mic”

18:30, Wed 28 Mar

Momentum Acting Studio, 19 Lombard Street East, Dublin 2

Let’s Make a Scene is similar to an “Open Mic” event for musicians and spoken word artists, just for actors, comedians and imrovisers.

It is a live platform to actors, comedians, improvisers, slammers, etc… for free to present, test, showcase or display their work to an audience (scene, monologue, sketch, reading, new material or in production, etc…) and create a momentum prompting exchange & collaboration in between artists of different media sharing a passion.

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

The event is a monthly open platform and on Wednesday you will discover the work of Amy Coleman, Barry O’Donnell, Conall Mcguill, Conor Hackett, Cormac Finan, David Grant, Elaine McGuinness, Elaine Purdue, Emma Cooke, Lynelle Colleran, Janet Little, Padraic Mc Ginley in scenes and monologues they’ve prepared for you.

www.eventbrite.ie/e/lets-make-a-scene-our-stage-is-yours-tickets-44314769669?ref=devg

Brexit and Europe, a Political and Spiritual Challenge – Talk

19:30 – 21:00, Wed 28 Mar

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

“Brexit and Europe, a Political and Spiritual Challenge” is a public lecture organised by the Loyola Institute presented by Sébastien Maillard (Director of the Jacques Delors Institute, Paris).

Admission is free.

www.tcd.ie/trinitylongroomhub/whats-on/details/event.php?eventid=127157031

Dwarf Jar Wednesday Jazz

19:30 – 22:00, Wed 28 Mar

The Dwarf Jar Cafe, 1 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

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

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/satumusikk/

Jesters Open Mic Comedy Night

19:45 – 22:00, Wed 28 Mar

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

Jesters is a weekly open mic comedy event where a lot of comedians do 5 minutes of material.

Admission is free. If you would like to perform then send a message to the Jesters Facebook Page via the link below.

www.facebook.com/jesterscomedy/

Brand New Switcharoo – Roots Gig

20:00, Wed 28 Mar

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/

Dublin Jam Session – Open Jam

20:00 – 23:00, Wed 28 Mar

Drop Dead Twice, 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/

The Wow Signal Sessions

20:00, Wed 28 Mar

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

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

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/wowsignalsessions

Anseo Comedy Club

20:30, Wed 28 Mar

Anseo, 18 Camden Street Lower, Dublin 2

The Anseo Comedy Club takes place every Wednesday in Anseo (upstairs).

Admission is free, donations are welcome.

www.facebook.com/StandUpComedyClub

The Zodiac Sessions – Open Mic/Gig

20:30, Wed 28 Mar

Bruxelles, Harry Street, Dublin 2

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

www.facebook.com/zodiacsessions

Forro Wednesday

21:00, Wed 28 Mar

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 28 Mar

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

Shipwrecked – Open Mic Night

21:30, Wed 28 Mar

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

“Shipwrecked” is the name of the Bowery’s Open Mic on Wednesdays.

Each week there will be an array of music, comedy, spoken word and all things in between.

Admission is free.

thebowery.ie/calander/

Trad Session

21:30, Wed 28 Mar

Hedigan’s (The Brian Boru), 4 Prospect Road, Phibsborough, Dublin 11

Traditional Irish Music Session in Hedigan’s (The Brian Boru) in Phibsborough from 21:30 every Wednesday. If you play an instrument you are especially welcome (all levels are welcome).

Wednesday Night Jazz

21:30, Wed 28 Mar

Chambers Pub, 13 Merrion Row, Dublin 2

This is a weekly Jazz gig in the Chambers Pub.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1973708379312745/

The Harleys – Gig

23:55, Wed 28 Mar

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

The Harleys are a popular coverband and they will be in the Mezz every Wednesday at midnight.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/mezzdublin

Thursday 29 Mar

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Jamie’s Eggcellent Birds – Drop-in Activity

11:00 – 13:00, Thu 29 Mar

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

Touch real bird eggs and feathers during this drop-in session with bird expert Jamie Durrant. Jamie has worked with Birdwatch Ireland and is on the Heritage Council’s school panel of experts.

Admission is free and no booking required. Suitable for Ages 8+.

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=3579

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Thu 29 Mar

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

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

Admission to the gallery and to most events is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on

The Green Door Market

12:00 – 19:00, Thu 29 Mar

18 Newmarket, Dublin 8

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

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

www.facebook.com/thegreendoordublin

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13:00, Thu 29 Mar

Dublin (various locations)

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Afternoon Tour – National Gallery

16:30 – 17:15, Thu 29 Mar

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

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

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

www.nationalgallery.ie/afternoon-tour

Age, Ancestry and Memory in England 1500-1700 – Talk

17:00 – 18:30, Thu 29 Mar

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

“The Reformation of the Generations: Age, Ancestry and Memory in England 1500-1700” is a for the Trinity Centre for Early Modern History by Professor Alexandra Walsham (University of Cambridge),

The Trinity Centre for Early Modern History promotes understanding of the culture, society, economy, religion, politics and warfare of early modern Europe. The Centre organises seminars, conferences and public lectures on the early modern history of Ireland, Britain and Continental Europe, as well as on relations between European and non-European states and cultures.

Admission is free.

www.tcd.ie/trinitylongroomhub/whats-on/details/event.php?eventid=126708628

Irish Student Entrepreneurship Forum

17:00, Thu 29 Mar

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

The 7th Irish Student Entrepreneurship Forum is an event where Ireland’s most innovative student startups present their businesses to investors and business leaders. The event is for students only and more information can be found on www.isef.ie/

Admission is free for students, but booking is required via the link here.

www.isef.ie/

Neuroethics – Talk

17:00 – 19:00, Thu 29 Mar

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

Neuroethics is a public talk presented by Dr Judy Illes, University of British Columbia, as part of the Neurohumanities Lecture series 2018. Dr. Judy Illes is a Professor of Neurology and her research focuses on ethical, legal, social, and policy challenges specifically at the intersection of the neurosciences and biomedical ethics.

This includes studies in the areas of functional brain imaging and neurogenetics in basic and clinical research, addiction neuroethics, stem cells and regenerative medicine, neurodevelopmental disorders, and the commercialization of cognitive neuroscience.

Admission is free.

www.tcd.ie/trinitylongroomhub/whats-on/details/event.php?eventid=126838595

Jazz Club at Sweetman’s – Gig

18:00 – 20:00, Thu 29 Mar

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

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

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/jwsweetman/

Little Museum of Dublin – Free Admission Thursday

18:00 – 20:00, Thu 29 Mar

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

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

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

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

www.littlemuseum.ie/

Thursday at the Opera – Talk

18:30, Thu 29 Mar

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

The Thursday at the Opera talk series will be presented by Deirdre O’Grady, Emeritus Professor of Italian and Comparative Studies of University College Dublin and it is about Puccini’s works. Lectures are in English.

On Monday the topic is “La Rondine (Monte Carlo 1817) and Turandot (Milan 1926). Love and Money and Love and Death”.

More details can be found on the website below. Admission is free, but booking is required via the same website.

iicdublino.esteri.it/iic_dublino/en/gli_eventi/calendario/2018/03/thursday-at-the-opera-lecture-vi.html?modulo=1

New to Dublin? Dublin Expats Meeting

19:00, Thu 29 Mar

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

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

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

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

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

The Holistic Gardener – Talk

19:00, Thu 29 Mar

Ballyfermot Library, Ballyfermot Road, Dublin 10

Fionn Ó Nualláin is “The Holistic Gardener” and he will talk about Preparation for Summer growing season. Fionn is an author, broadcaster, Irish Examiner columnist and an advocate of gardening for health and well being.

Admission is free, but booking is required via 01-6269324

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

Thursday Night Board Gaming

19:00, Thu 29 Mar

Ryan’s, 19 Store Street, Dublin 1

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

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/IGAGamesNights/

Table Quiz Thursday – Grand Social

20:00 – 23:00, Thu 29 Mar

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

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

Admission is free.

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

Buckhot Amber / The Felonies – Gig

21:00, Thu 29 Mar

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

Buckhot Amber / The Felonies will play a Hard Rock gig in Bray. I am not sure if that is one band or two bands, but you will find out when you go there. :-)

Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/buckhot-amber-the-felonies

Crystal Skull Sessions Final – Gig

21:00, Thu 29 Mar

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

The Crystal Skull Sessions is a band competition in Sin É and the final will happen this Thursday. You will get a chance to vote for the performing acts.

Admission is free.

sin-e.ie/events/crystal-skull-sessions-heat-3/

Singer Songwriter Night – Mother Reilly’s

21:00, Thu 29 Mar

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

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

www.facebook.com/motherreillysADMIN

Brady’s Fun Pub Quiz

21:30, Thu 29 Mar

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

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

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

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

International Bar Jazz Night

21:30, Thu 29 Mar

The International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

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

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

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

www.international-bar.com/jazz/

McLoughlin’s Trad Night

21:30, Thu 29 Mar

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

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

www.mcloughlinsbar.ie

McNeills Trad Music Pub Sessions

21:30, Thu 29 Mar

J. McNeills, 140 Capel Street, Dublin 7

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

www.facebook.com/McNeillsPubSessions

Woolshed Karaoke

21:30, Thu 29 Mar

Woolshed Bar & Grill, Parnell Street, Dublin 1

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

www.woolshedbaa.com/dublin/

BIMM Dublin Midnight Hour – Gig

23:30, Thu 29 Mar

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

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

Admission is free.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/bimm-dublin-midnight-hour-10/

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Good Friday

08:00, Fri 30 Mar

Dublin (various locations)

This Friday is Good Friday, an eventful day in the bible and the Christian religions, but against all expectations, this day is NOT a public holiday in Ireland. A number of companies still give their employees a day off and as you would expect, the banks are also closed (bank holiday but not public holiday). Importantly though you won’t get a holiday/Sunday salary and you also have no automatic right to get time in lieu. It’s an odd day in that respect.

Another oddness was recently removed: Pubs and restaurants are allowed to serve alcohol. For that reason you can expect that many pubs will open, but I have heard from some restaurants that will stick to the previous arrangements and will close on Good Friday to give their staff a day off even if they are allowed to operate normally. Some pubs also have declared that they will stick to the old rules voluntarily, but there will be enough venues available for you and importantly, you will NOT have to queue outside any off-licence the night before Good Friday in the fear that Good Friday might be dry. ;-) Another quirk of Ireland gone.

Dublinia Viking Fest 2018

10:00 – 18:30, Fri 30 Mar

Dublinia, St. Michael’s Hill, Dublin 8

Dublinia, Dublin’s Viking Museum, is running a Viking Fest over the Easter weekend. It starts on Friday and runs until Monday. There will be a number of events in Dublinia and admission tickets are required for that, but some events will be outside where no tickets and no booking is necessary. An audio visual and theatrical performance at the Wood Quay amphitheatre is also free, but all tickets are gone already.

So the “no ticket + no booking” events are:

+ Swords, shields, spears, bows axes and the skills and tactics of Viking weaponry will be on display in the Dublinia courtyard. Viking coin minting will also be demonstrated as well as Viking crafts like tablet weaving. Re-enactors will demonstrate how to use a quern-stone and how to play some Viking games.
+ Two Viking longships will be moored at Wood Quay on the Liffey and a full size longship will be on the ground on Wine Tavern Street with lots of Viking Warriors to tell you all about the ship and life for them as it would have been a thousand years ago.

www.dublinia.ie/events_news/dublinia-viking-fest-2018/

The Story of the Capital – Exhibition in Dublin City Hall

10:00 – 17:15, Fri 30 Mar

City Hall, Dame Street, Dublin 2

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

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

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

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

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Fri 30 Mar

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

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

Admission to the gallery and to most events is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on

The Green Door Market

12:00 – 19:00, Fri 30 Mar

18 Newmarket, Dublin 8

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

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

www.facebook.com/thegreendoordublin

Cornucopia – Live Music

19:30 – 21:30, Fri 30 Mar

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

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

www.cornucopia.ie

Gin ‘n’ Juice – Gig

21:00, Fri 30 Mar

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

The Good Friday Gig in the Harbour Bar is with Gin ‘N Juice, who will play “Classic Hip Hop, Good Times”.

Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/gin-n-juice2

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Fri 30 Mar

Stillorgan Orchard, The Hill, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin

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

www.stillorganorchard.com/specials/

Skinny Elvis – Gig

22:00, Fri 30 Mar

Leeson Lounge, 148 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4

A rockabilly gig with Skinny Elvis will take place in the Leeson Lounge.

Admission is free.

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

The Girl Talk – Gig

23:00, Fri 30 Mar

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

The Girl Talk will play a gig at the SOMA Gig night on the first pub-open Good Friday in Ireland.

SOMA was originally a series of house parties in Dublin hosting bands and DJs. The SOMA clubnight in Whelan’s carry on the house party tradition, showcasing Dublins best up and coming bands followed by SOMA DJs.

Admission is free, but you have to sign up to the guestlist via the website below.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/soma-016-ft-the-girl-talk/

Events Coming Up

Dublin Mountains Partnership – Guided Walks

07+11+19 March + 01 April

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 07+11+19 March + 01 April

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

Not free, but interesting nevertheless:

Mountain to Sea Book Festival: 21 – 25 March

OFFSET Dublin: 23-25 March

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MetroNorth is now MetroLink, but it won’t happen!?

On Thursday the National Transport Authority has announced that they will build an underground rail service from Sandyford to the Airport for EUR 3bn and that the 26km long train line will be operational by 2027. It will be called MetroLink (not Metro North anymore) and will go overground from Sandyford until Charlemont (that’s near Portobello) and will then go underground to the airport. The travel time will be 50 minutes along the whole route and just 20 minutes from the City Centre to the airport.

Sounds like a great plan! FINALLY an underground train service for Dublin instead of the annoying overground link between St. Stephen’s Green and O’Connell Street and finally a proper public transport link to the airport. But everybody who knows public transport plans in Dublin will probably ask if this is maybe too good to be true? And MANY people seriously question if 2027 will ever come for the MetroLink.

The building of the Dublin’s first subway will only begin in 2021 and a LOT can happen until then. In 2002 the MetroNorth was announced and it was meant to go into service in 2007. So we are JUST 10 years behind schedule. In the same way, cynics AND realists expect that based on “third time lucky” we might need to have one more announcement, maybe in 2039 before this Metro connection will ever happen! :-O

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