Dublin Event Guide 576: Dublin Pride Parade, dlr Mystery Movies, National Playday, Tallafest, Clondalkin Festival

June 30th, 2018
DEG Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events)

No. 576 | 29 June 2018

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Hi all!

A busy weekend AND continued nice weather, how wonderful is that!? And the best news is that the longterm forecast even indicated good weather for NEXT weekend. Next weekend is the weekend of the City Specatcular (former Street Performance World Championship). This is a MUST GO event, so put it in your calendar.

On the donation front it is now getting very serious! The bill for June is now down to EUR 140, but on Monday the July bill will be added to the outstanding amount and that means I have a bill of EUR 380 in front of me. It was never that bad before. :-O If at the end of July the bill is not cleared, I VERY RELUCTANTLY have to put the Dublin Event Guide “at risk”. Which means that I might to consider winding it down. :-( So I URGENTLY need to find money and I really really need your help! If you could support the Dublin Event Guide, I am suggesting a very fair EUR 12 for the year, that’s just 23 cent per Dublin Event Guide Edition or less than 3 pints for the whole year! That’s not much if you think about how much value the Dublin Event Guide brings you every week! ;-) Higher and lower donations are also appreciated! Every Euro counts!

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

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The Dublin Event Guide needs your continued help in two areas: Your donations help paying the bills. Just 1 Euro per month (12 Euro per year) would be great, more would be even better. Not many subscribers are prepared (or able) to help, so please don’t rely on others! Your money will be used to pay the monthly EUR 240 bill for sending the newsletter using MailChimp, for web hosting and domain names. I am happy to work 35 hours on the Dublin Event Guide every week without making anything from it, but for the bills I need your help.

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Without putting your hand in your pocket at all you can help the Dublin Event Guide! Just use the ad links in the Dublin News Section and the banner ads in other sections as often as possible when you buy/order goods. If you buy goods immediately (in the same session) after clicking on a link/ad that you find in this publication (for example for Groupon, LivingSocial, Amazon, Book Depository, LastMinute etc), then you help the Dublin Event Guide everytime.
This is how it works: The company you buy from will give a small commission (5-8%) to the Dublin Event Guide as a thanks for pointing you in their direction. This might only be 30 cent a go, but if many of you did it every time you buy something online, then it could make a big dent into the EUR 240 needed. Importantly, you do not pay more, but the merchant accepts a slightly smaller profit. So clicking on these ads is helping everybody! Thanks!

Have an event-full weekend and week,

–Joerg

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Feel good slot

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Support

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 Belinda B, Brendan D, Cathie S and Margaret P were so great to help with a very very much needed donation. But we are FAR away from clearing the bill for June and July is already here. :-O

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!

I appreciate ANY help: EUR 12 would be great (that’s just 25 cent per week!), but even if it is just the price of 2 pints it will help.

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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.

Lots of events again this week! If you are in the area the Clondalkin Village Festival or the Tallafest might be interesting. There will be outdoor movie screenings in Dun Laoghaire and the HUGE Pride Parade is happening.

On Sunday is National Playday in Merrion Square, something for all parents. ;-)

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Leap Card – Kids Go Free

From Monday 02 July until Sunday 15 July, Child Leap Card holders can travel free on all Dublin Bus scheduled services (excluding Airlink and Nitelink), all Luas services, all DART services, all Commuter Rail services in Dublin’s “Short Hop Zone” and Bus Éireann services where TFI Leap Card Validators are available.

Child Leap Cards are available for Age 5-15 or Age 16-18 and for the “Kids GO Free” to work, the cards has to have at least 1 cent of Travel Credit.

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New Mayor for Dublin

Every year, Dublin City Councillors elect a new Mayor and last week was that day again. This would be a relevant event in many cities around the world, but not in Dublin. The mayor of Dublin has a big title (“Lord Mayor”), but absolutely no power to change anything. He will move into Mansion House for the year, will cut ribbons and open shops and has the BIG job of turning on the Christmas Lights in December.

Unless we get a directly elected mayor – and this should have happened years ago – he is just a figure head that we easily could do without. :-O Instead of a mayor, an unelected “City Manager” is running Dublin and he often even ignores what the Dublin City Council wants. “In the interest of the people” is different!!

The new mayor is the 349th one. Mad!

The name of the mayor is Nial Ring. Ring was part of disgraced Taoiseach Bertie Ahern’s inner circle in Fianna Fail for many years, but when his party didn’t want to support him when he wanted to be elected as a councillor, he suddenly became a “Independent” candidate. In 2017 he lost his house in Clontarf because he didn’t pay the mortgage payments and had arrears of EUR 500,000, so maybe he is lucky that he can move into Mansion House now.

“Hosepipe Ban” – Are they for real??

When I read this, I thought it was a Waterford Whispers News story. (Waterford Whispers News is an Irish satirical news website that usually hits the nail on the head with their brilliant headlines.) The announcement that made me think it is a joke was the announcement by Irish Water on Friday that from Monday 02 July a “hosepipe ban” would be in effect in the Greater Dublin area.

At first I thought it is Irish Water nonsense, but checking into it a bit more I realised that a piece of Irish Law really mentions that the “use of water drawn through a hosepipe” can be prohibited for the use of “watering a garden, watering recreational parks or sports grounds […], irrigating or spraying crops […], or washing a mechanically propelled vehicle or a trailer”.

Water conservation makes sense if there is a shortage and due to the idiotic way public water supplies in Ireland are ONLY served from surface water in lakes and reservoirs (instead of using water from underground sources) we are currently entering a period of water shortage. BUT a “hosepipe ban” just sounds like a ridiculous piece of law.

The ban will be in place for the whole month of July and if someone is found in breach of the ban, they could be fined EUR 125.

But here comes the interesting stuff:

While the wording above is taken from the “Water Services Act 2007”, Irish Water is NOT banning all wasteful water use. Instead they reduce the ban to “watering a garden, cleaning a private motor-vehicle using a domestic hosepipe. […], filling or maintaining a domestic swimming or paddling pool (except when using hand held containers filled directly from a tap), […]” so that means if you use a domestic hosepipe you are not allowed to clean the car, but if it is a commercial hosepipe, you can go ahead without any issues. It also means that your swimming pool must not be filled via hosepipe, but if there is a tap above the swimming pool OR if you get LOTS of big containers and fill it by hand, you are all above the law.

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Summer of Heritage 2018 in Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown

Dun Laoghaire Rathdown is the leading example in the whole Greater Dublin area of top class historical events for everybody and Dublin City really could learn from them!

The Summer of Heritage programme of events is a series of more than 30 free guided tours run by the Heritage Office of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council from 25 June until 02 September. The tours are suitable for families, groups and individuals interested in local history and some of the locations/tours are The Oratory, Seapoint Martello Tower, Holy Trinity Church Kiliney, Historic Dundrum, Kill Abbey, Obelisk Stillorgan, James Joyce Tower, Historic Blackrock, The Metals, Dun Laoghaire Harbour Walk, National Maritime Museum, Dalkey Castle, Monkstown Castle.
Most tours happen a number of times during the week and the full programme can be downloaded here. (Some of the tours require pre-booking.)

Opportunities

The former “Opportunities” section is now the place where the weekly nationwide clever event map from our sponsor Energia will be featured. Full details about the events on the map are on the Energia blog: gturl.eu/Energia18_wk27

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.

Horse Traditions in Ireland – Exhibition

19 June – 15 July

Phoenix Park Visitor Centre, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

An exhibition of horse traditions in Ireland will take place at the Phoenix Park Visitor Centre.

This exhibition will look at how horses are used in a modern context and how they are linked to the Phoenix Park, including the Garda Mounted Unit which is based in Áras an Uachtaráin, the All Ireland Polo Club which is located in the Phoenix Park and the Equitation School of the Defence Forces based in McKee Barracks.

Admission is free.

phoenixpark.ie/event/horse-traditions-in-ireland-wood-turners-piece/?instance_id=3754

Face to Face: Anthony Palliser’s Irish Portraits

01 June – 02 Sept (Tue-Sun 10:00-13:00+14:00-17:00)

Farmleigh House, Phoenix Park, Dublin 15

Over eighty portraits of more than thirty renowned Irish cultural figures, completed over a sixteen-year period by the Anglo-Belgian painter Anthony Palliser, will be on display at Farmleigh Gallery.

The “models” include Seamus Heaney, Derek Mahon, Paddy Moloney, Siobhán Armstrong, Thomas Kinsella, Edna O’Brien, John Boorman, Colm Tóibín, Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill, Brian Friel, Bill Whelan, John Banville, Sinéad Cusack, John Montague, Paul Muldoon, John Hurt and Garech Browne.

Admission is free. Find more information here.

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Car Boot Sales – Tallaght

08:00 – 12:00, Sat 30 Jun

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 30 Jun

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 30 Jun

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:
+ 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
+ Tolka Valley Park, Finglas South, Dublin 11
+ Porterstown Park, Castleknock, Dublin 15
+ Bricksfield Park, Crumlin Road, Dublin 12

www.parkrun.ie/

Summer Wellness Event – Clondalkin

09:30 – 10:45, Sat 30 Jun

Round Tower Clondalkin, 15 Tower Road, Clondalkin, Dublin 22

A Summer Wellness / Yoga Event will take place every Saturday and Sunday at the Roundtower in Clondalkin.

On 30 June Bennery Rickard will teach Hatha yoga.

On 01 July Liz Costigan will run a Yoga class.

Admission is free, buit donations to the teachers chosen charities are welcome.

SuperNatural Food Market

09:30 – 15:30, Sat 30 Jun

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 – Food/Farmer’s Market

09:30 – 16:00, Sat 30 Jun

A1 Bluebell Business Centre, Old Naas Road, Dublin 12

The Green Door Market is an indoor food/Farmer’s Market that many know from when it was located at Newmarket Square. Due to the redevelopment at Newmarket Square it had to move and is now on the Old Naas Road, opposite the entrance to the Royal Liver Retail Park. At the new location they are also open on Sundays.

Opening hours are Tue-Fri 12:00-19:00, Sat 09:30-16:00 and also Sunday 11:00-17:00.

www.facebook.com/thegreendoordublin

Belgard Weekend Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 30 Jun

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 30 Jun

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 30 Jun

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 30 Jun

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

Terenure Bushy Park Market

10:00 – 16:00, Sat 30 Jun

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

The Story of the Capital – Exhibition in Dublin City Hall

10:00 – 17:15, Sat 30 Jun

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

Áras an Uachtaráin – Tour

10:15, Sat 30 Jun

Phoenix Park Visitor Centre, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

Áras an Uachtaráin is the residence of the President of Ireland in the middle of Phoenix Park. It started as a modest brick house for the Phoenix Park Chief Ranger in 1751, was then turned into th ‘occasional residence’ for the Lords-Lieutenant and gradually evolved into a huge mansion. After Ireland gained independence it was turned after 1937 into the residence of the Irish president.

Every Saturday a number of public tours take place and admission is free. Tickets will be issued at the Phoenix Park Visitor Centre on the day, on a first come, first served basis. Group and/or advance booking is not possible.

The tours will be at 10:15, 11:30, 12:45, 14:00 and 15:15 and take approx. 1 hour.

phoenixpark.ie/tours/

Art, Bites, Crafts – Drumcondra Market

10:30 – 15:30, Sat 30 Jun

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

Yarn Party for the homeless of Dublin

10:30 – 12:00, Sat 30 Jun

The Constant Knitter, 88 Francis Street, Dublin 8

Elisabetta contacted me. She runs a community called “Revived Yarn” and they upcycle leftovers of yarn and make handmade garments for the homeless of Dublin, which are donated throughout the winter. On Saturday they are having a Yarn Party for the homeless of Dublin, in a special edition dedicated to the Pride Festival, to raise awareness among the participants on the problem of homelessness in the LGBT community.

Admission is free. You can come to knit or only to find out more.

www.facebook.com/events/253467608565787/

Blackrock Market

11:00 – 17:30, Sat 30 Jun

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/

Kid Normal – Book Signing

11:00, Sat 30 Jun

Eason, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

Greg James and Chris Smith, two popular radio presenters from the UK, will in Eason on O’Connell St on Saturday to sign copies of their best-selling ‘Kid Normal’ books. The event is ticketed but the tickets are free and available to be booked at www.easons.com.

www.easons.com/eason-events/greg_James_chris_smith_event/

Clondalkin Village Festival 2018

11:30, Sat 30 Jun

Clondalkin Village, Co. Dublin

The Clondalkin Village Festival will take place this weekend on Saturday and Sunday. The line-up of events is

Saturday:
+ 11:30 Free Fun Village Cycle starting at the Laurels
+ Handcraft and Horticulture Show at Newlands Garden Centre
+ 14:00-17:00 Garda Station Open Day
+ 14:00-16:00 Clondalkin Writers Showcase

Sunday:
+ Handcraft and Horticulture Show at Aras Chronain
+ 14:00-18:00 Street Performers & Stilt Walkers
+ 14:00-18:00 Free Balloon Modelling & Face Painting
+ 14:00-18:00 Main Stage with Children Entertainer & Music & Entertainment
+ Free Walking Tours from Round Tower from 14:30
+ 17:00 Trad Music with The Blaghards, Round Tower GAA Club

The Facebook Page below doesn’t have many details and the inClondalkin.ie website still shows the information for the festival from 2017. :-O So the best way is to use the sketchy information above and then go to Clondalkin to find out the details.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/Clondalkinfestival/

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Sat 30 Jun

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

Dublin Pride Parade 2018

12:00, Sat 30 Jun

Dublin (various locations)

The Dublin Pride Parade is the culmination of the Dublin Pride Festival and it is a colourful, good vibes event that is for the LGBT community and everyone else.

The parade will take a completely different route than in previous years, so do NOT go to the Garden of Remembrance!!
Instead it will start at the Leeson Street side of St. Stephen’s Green with speeches and entertainment at 12:00 and then at 14:00, the parade will go along St. Stephen’s Green South, Cuffe Street, Kevin Street to Patrick Street, pass St. Patrick’s Cathedral and go towards Christ Church Cathedral. Then turn left into High Street and cross the Liffey at Fr Matthew Bridge into Church Street. The last bit is via King Street North onto Smithfield Plaza.

Smithfield Plaza is were the Pride Village will be with more entertainment and food etc.

In 2017 up to 30,000 people took part in the March and there were 60 floats, so this is a BIG event!

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After the Pride Parade all the usual LGBT venues (The George, Pantibar, Outhouse) and many other venues throughout Dublin will celebrate Dublin Pride with street festivals, gigs and parties. Not all are free, but if you check out www.dublinpride.ie/events/#30 for a full list, you will find all relevant details.

dublinpride.ie/parade/

Ha’penny Flea Market

12:00 – 17:00, Sat 30 Jun

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/

Life at the Edges – Science Gallery Exhibition

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 30 Jun

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

The current exhibition in the Science Gallery is called “Life at the Edges” and it will run from 22 June until 30 September,

The exhibition is looking at space travel, Mars exploration and it also looks at other hostile or difficult environments like antarctica, volcanoes and living in a floating city.

Some of the most interesting exhibits are:

+ Habitat of a simluated Mars mission
+ Creating souvenirs from Lava
+ Process of creating an iron ring from grass that grew on iron polluted soil
+ Animals that travelled to space
+ A plant growing in Mars atmophere
+ A planet to be built from dead bodies

It is a fascinating exhibition, but take your time to understand the exhibits and think a little more about some of them! It is worth it!

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/ledges/

Tallafest 2018

12:00 – 17:00, Sat 30 Jun

Tallaght (various)

Tallafest 2018 is taking place on Saturday. There will be a full and busy day with lots of activities with a Kids Zone, Create Zone, Sports Zone, Nature Zone, an Active Seniors Hub, Arts & Heritage Events, Exhibitions, Live Stage Performances and a Craft & Food Market.

Admission is free and a full list of events can be found via the link below.

www.tallafest.ie/page6.html

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Sat 30 Jun

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/

Viribus Crossfit Competition – Viewing

13:00 – 17:00, Sat 30 Jun

6-9 Haymarket, Smithfield Plaza

Viribus Crossfit at Haymarket near Smithfield Plaza will host its first In House CrossFit competition to mark its one year anniversary. And you are invited to come and watch the competition.

The competition will take place on Saturday and Sunday and admission as a spectator is free.

www.facebook.com/CrossFitViribusDublin

Chester Beatty Library – Guided Tour

14:00, Sat 30 Jun

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

Discovery Festival – Discovery Gospel Choir

14:00 – 20:00, Sat 30 Jun

St. George & St. Thomas Church, Cathal Brugha Street, Dublin 1

The Discovery Gospel Choir is running a number of musical workshops this afternoon and will perform a concert this evening.

Admission is free and the schedule is:

14:00-17:00 WORKSHOPS
Intercultural Music with Discovery Gospel Choir / Rhythm Alchemy Drumming / Square Dancing / Arts and Crafts

17:00-18:00 FOOD & FUN

18:00-20:00 CONCERT
Discovery Gospel Choir / Mekkan Ju / Ashish Dha and friends / Rilwon Jaiyeola / Hill Street Chinese Umbrella Dancers
and special guests

www.facebook.com/events/1913586865374382/

Mystery Movies – Outdoor Screening

14:00 – 21:00, Sat 30 Jun

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

Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown is inviting to a Movie Screening of three movies on Saturday in Moran Park in Dun Laoghaire, directly next to the dlr Lexicon Library.

The screenings are

14:00 Who Framed Roger Rabbit PG 104min
16:30 Rear Window (1954) PG 112min
19:00 Murder on the Orient Express (2017) 12A 114min

Admission is free, but seating is limited, so bring your own fold up chair of possible.

events.dlrcoco.ie/event/mystery-movies

Wellington Weekender – Flea Market

14:00, Sat 30 Jun

Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

The Wellington Weekender in the Workman’s Club on 29+30 June + 01 July will bring us a Flea Market on Saturday afternoon on the first floor and an acoustic stage on the Terrace, while the Banter discussion is going on in the Main Bar.

Admission is free.

theworkmansclub.com/events/booka-brass-band/

Banter with Paul Noonan (Bell X1)

14:30, Sat 30 Jun

Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

The Wellington Weekender in the Workman’s Club on 29+30 June + 01 July will start on Saturday with the discussion event “Banter” with Paul Noonan from band Bell X1. The lead singer will talk about 20 years of life and music with Bell X1.

Admission is free, but a donation of EUR 2 for the charity AWARE is expected.

theworkmansclub.com/events/banter-with-paul-noonan-bell-x1/

Portraiture as Criticism – Talk

15:00 – 16:00, Sat 30 Jun

Farmleigh House, Castleknock end of Phoenix Park, Dublin 15

“Portraiture as Criticism” is a talk in the Farmleigh Gallery in connection with the current ‘Face to Face’ exhibition. Writer and Irish Times journalist Fintan O’Toole will be the speaker.

Admission is free, but limited places available and Farmleigh House requested booking via farmleighevents@opw.ie Because there won’t be enough time to book from when you read this until the start of the event, I suggest that if you really want to attend the talk, you go to Farmleigh Gallery and check there if there might be still some space left. Since free events often have “no shows”, there is a good chance (but no guarantee!) that you will still get in.

farmleigh.ie/event/portraiture-as-criticism/?instance_id=108

Post Pride Parade Events

15:00, Sat 30 Jun

Dublin (various locations)

From around 15:00 until late there will be parties, gigs, street parties etc in many events throughout Dublin.

A full list can be found via the link below. Not all are free, but some definitely are.

dublinpride.ie/events/#30

Albert Ross Foundation – Gig

20:00, Sat 30 Jun

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

The Albert Ross Foundation will play Classic Rock, Rhythm & Blues and Rock n’ Roll in the Bowery.

Admission is free.

thebowery.ie/calander/

Booka Brass – Gig

20:00, Sat 30 Jun

Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

The Wellington Weekender in the Workman’s Club on 29+30 June + 01 July will feature the Booka Brass Band on Saturday evening. A great band!!

Admission is free.

theworkmansclub.com/events/booka-brass-band/

LemonCello / Stanlaey – Gig

21:00, Sat 30 Jun

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

Guitar, cello and vocals duo LemonCello will play a gig in Sin E and they will be supported by 4-piece folk/jazz/pop band Stanlaey.

Admission seems to be free.

sin-e.ie/events/lemoncello/

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Sat 30 Jun

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/

Retro Fix – Gig

21:00, Sat 30 Jun

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

Retro Fix will play a gig of Jazz / Funk / Soul / Rock in the Harbour Bar.

Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/retro-fix1

Charles Cavanagh & Band – Swing

22:00, Sat 30 Jun

Mint Bar, Westin Hotel, 35-39 Westmoreland Street, Dublin 2

Charles Cavanagh and band are performing classic Big Band, Swing & Ratpack favourites.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1976013092418312/

High Definition – Gig

22:00, Sat 30 Jun

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

High Definition will play a gig in the Bowery from midnight and admission is EUR 5, but there is an earlier gig of the Albert Ross Foundation for which admission is free. So you just have to come earlier and you should get free admission.

thebowery.ie/calander/

Jogging / Shifting – Gig

22:30, Sat 30 Jun

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Indie Rock band “Jogging” will play a gig and will be supported by the band “Shifting”.

Admission is free.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/midnight-hour-w-jogging-shifting/

Rock Tribunal – Gig

23:30, Sat 30 Jun

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

Rock Tribunal will be in the Portherhouse Temple Bar again this Saturday for a gig.

Admission is free.

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

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Car Boot Sales – Ballymun

08:00 – 13:00, Sun 01 Jul

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

Dublin Pride Festival 2018 – Events

09:00, Sun 01 Jul

Various locations in Dublin and Dun Laoghaire

The Dublin Pride Festival is coming to an end and the last free events on Sunday are

+ Panti’s Big Ga y Cocktail Giveaway at 18:00
+ Pride Bingo with Shirley in The George from 21:30 (adm is free until 22:00)

All event details are on the website below.

dublinpride.ie/events/#1

Summer Wellness Event – Clondalkin

09:30 – 10:45, Sun 01 Jul

Round Tower Clondalkin, 15 Tower Road, Clondalkin, Dublin 22

A Summer Wellness / Yoga Event will take place every Saturday and Sunday at the Roundtower in Clondalkin.

On 30 June Bennery Rickard will teach Hatha yoga.

On 01 July Liz Costigan will run a Yoga class.

Admission is free, buit donations to the teachers chosen charities are welcome.

Belgard Weekend Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 01 Jul

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

Food Market – Farmleigh House

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 01 Jul

Farmleigh House, Castleknock end of Phoenix Park, Dublin 15

The Farmleigh Food Market at Farmleigh House will take place again this Sunday. Food products from around Ireland either to eat there or to bring home will be available.

From approx. 14:00-16:00 the Clondalkin Youth Band will perform on the Bandstand in the gardens of Farmleigh House.

farmleigh.ie/event/food-craft-market/?instance_id=124

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 01 Jul

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

Magazine Fort – Guided Tour

10:00, Sun 01 Jul

Magazine Fort, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

The Magazine Fort in Phoenix Park was for a long time completely neglected, but it is hugely rich in history. Many have seen it as a barred off concrete fortress in a corner of Phoenix Park and even more don’t even know or have forgotten that it exists. The old Phoenix House, the home of the British Viceroy, was on the site where the fort was built from the early 17th century and then in 1734 the Fort was built and extended in 1801.

In 1916 the Fort was raided by the rebels who expected to find a lot of explosives there, but found the Fort nearly empty. In 1939 the IRA raided the Fort and stole more than a million rounds of ammunition, but most of it was recovered over the following weeks.

Since 1988, the Irish Army doesn’t use the Fort anymore and gave it back to the Office of Public Works (OPW), but not much good has happened to the Fort in the last 30 years (!!) and there were numerous speculations about the reasons for that.

Finally since 2016, guided tours are provided and this year from April until end of October there will be three tours every Sunday at 10:00, 12:00 and 14:00. Only 20 places are available on each tour and if there is a big event in Phoenix Park the tour will be cancelled.

Tickets are available at the Phoenix Park Visitor Centre on a first come, first served basis and can not be pre-booked. A shuttle bus will bring the ticket holders to the Fort.

phoenixpark.ie/tours/

Marlay Park Market

10:00 – 16:00, Sun 01 Jul

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 01 Jul

Merrion Square, Dublin 2

Every Sunday, the Merrion Square Open Air Art Gallery takes place. Up to 200 artists exhibit their paintings on the railings on three sides (West, North and East) of Merrion Square and you can just enjoy the exhibition or even buy.

www.merrionsquareart.com/

Art, Bites, Crafts – Drumcondra Market

10:30 – 15:30, Sun 01 Jul

Arts and Business Campus, 40 Drumcondra Road Lower

The Drumcondra Village Market is now the “Art, Bites, Crafts Drumcondra Market”. And as you guessed it, it is an arts and crafts fair in the centre of Drumcondra. :-) There will also be some food and music.

The market is open on Saturday and Sunday from 10:30-15:30.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/abcdrumcondramarket

Dun Laoghaire Market

11:00 – 16:00, Sun 01 Jul

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 01 Jul

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 01 Jul

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

The Green Door Market – Food/Farmer’s Market

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 01 Jul

A1 Bluebell Business Centre, Old Naas Road, Dublin 12

The Green Door Market is an indoor food/Farmer’s Market that many know from when it was located at Newmarket Square. Due to the redevelopment at Newmarket Square it had to move and is now on the Old Naas Road, opposite the entrance to the Royal Liver Retail Park. At the new location they are also open on Sundays.

Opening hours are Tue-Fri 12:00-19:00, Sat 09:30-16:00 and also Sunday 11:00-17:00.

www.facebook.com/thegreendoordublin

Drop-in family session – National Gallery: Clown Eggs

11:30 – 13:30, Sun 01 Jul

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

The Drop-in family workshop “Clown Eggs” will take place in the atrium of the National Gallery.

Join Louise McGrath for an art-making workshop inspired by the exhibition “Circus250: Art of the Show”.

Children and their parents/guardians/carers are encouraged to work together on creative projects. Drop-in and stay for as long (or as little!) as you wish. The workshop is suitable for children of all ages.

www.nationalgallery.ie/drop-family-workshop-clown-eggs

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Sun 01 Jul

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

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

Admission to the gallery and to most events is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on

Blackrock Market

12:00 – 17:30, Sun 01 Jul

Blackrock Market, 19 Main Street, Blackrock, Co. Dublin

At the Blackrock Market in the centre of Blackrock, you’ll find 50 stalls selling collectibles, antiques, handmade goods, books, food & there’s free popcorn, ballons & facepainting for the kids.
Open on Sundays: 12:00-17:30. Open on Saturdays and Bank Holidays: 11:00-17:30.

www.blackrockmarket.com/

Guided Walks – Botanic Gardens

12:00 – 15:30, Sun 01 Jul

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

Life at the Edges – Science Gallery Exhibition

12:00 – 18:00, Sun 01 Jul

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

The current exhibition in the Science Gallery is called “Life at the Edges” and it will run from 22 June until 30 September,

The exhibition is looking at space travel, Mars exploration and it also looks at other hostile or difficult environments like antarctica, volcanoes and living in a floating city.

Some of the most interesting exhibits are:

+ Habitat of a simluated Mars mission
+ Creating souvenirs from Lava
+ Process of creating an iron ring from grass that grew on iron polluted soil
+ Animals that travelled to space
+ A plant growing in Mars atmophere
+ A planet to be built from dead bodies

It is a fascinating exhibition, but take your time to understand the exhibits and think a little more about some of them! It is worth it!

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/ledges/

Family Tour – National Gallery

12:30 – 13:15, Sun 01 Jul

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-14

National Playday 2018

13:00 – 17:00, Sun 01 Jul

Merrion Square, Dublin 2

This year’s National Playday will be on Sunday in Merrion Square.

There will be lots of opportunities to play for kids and youths and because some of the games can get a little messy, don’t wear the good clothes this Sunday.

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The day is a family friendly play day that is celebrated every year and it is a great day for kids, but you really have to wonder if the organisers (Dublin City, Department of Children and the Ombudsman for Children) are COMPLETELY out of touch with children. Read the theme of this year’s Play Day. It is “Celebrating 25 Years of Article 31; the child’s right to play”. Who came up with that nonsense?

www.dublincity.ie/sunshine-promised-2018%E2%80%99s-playday-merrion-square-park

Round Tower Clondalkin Family Day

13:00 – 19:00, Sun 01 Jul

Round Tower Clondalkin, 15 Tower Road, Clondalkin, Dublin 22

The Round Tower in Clondalkin is celebrating their first birthday and it coincides with the Clondalkin Festival and the Clondalkin Summer Wellness Events, so the schedule for the Family Day events is

09:30 Summer Wellness Yoga w/ Liz Costigan
13:00 Happy Pear food Truck will sell Halloumi Burgers / Pulled Jackfruit Wraps & more
13:00 – 14:00 Kids Hip Hop Dance Class from LD DANCE SCHOOL (Adm is free)
13:00 – 18:00 Giant Jenga & Giant Connect 4
14:00 Giant Drum
14:30 – 15:00 Toddler Yoga w/ BLUE SKIES
15:00 – 17:00 Kids Magic, Facepainting, Balloon Modelling with GENIE MACKERS
15:30 – 16:00 Toddler Yoga w/ BLUE SKIES
16:30 – 17:00 Ante Natal Yoga w / BLUE SKIES
17:00 – 19:00 BLUES HQ – Live Band

Admission is free and there is a good chance, but not a 100% guarantee that all events are free. The Toddler Yoga could cost a small fee. Nothing is indicated, but it also doesn’t stress that it is free, while it is pointed out for the Hip Hop Dance class.

www.facebook.com/events/443836826082200/

Viribus Crossfit Competition – Viewing

13:00 – 17:00, Sun 01 Jul

6-9 Haymarket, Smithfield Plaza

Viribus Crossfit at Haymarket near Smithfield Plaza will host its first In House CrossFit competition to mark its one year anniversary. And you are invited to come and watch the competition.

The competition will take place on Saturday and Sunday and admission as a spectator is free.

www.facebook.com/CrossFitViribusDublin

In the Name of Peace: John Hume in America – Film

13:30, Sun 01 Jul

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

The Film Screening of “In the Name of Peace: John Hume in America” (2017, Dir. Maurice H. Fitzpatrick, 120 mins) will take place on Sunday. This film will be introduced and followed by a discussion led by the film’s director.

Admission is free.

www.hughlane.ie/lectures/forthcoming-lectures/2103-film-screening-john-hume-in-america

Clondalkin Village Festival 2018

14:00 – 18:00, Sun 01 Jul

Clondalkin Village, Co. Dublin

The Clondalkin Village Festival will take place this weekend on Saturday and Sunday. The line-up of events is

Saturday:
+ 11:30 Free Fun Village Cycle starting at the Laurels
+ Handcraft and Horticulture Show at Newlands Garden Centre
+ 14:00-17:00 Garda Station Open Day
+ 14:00-16:00 Clondalkin Writers Showcase

Sunday:
+ Handcraft and Horticulture Show at Aras Chronain
+ 14:00-18:00 Street Performers & Stilt Walkers
+ 14:00-18:00 Free Balloon Modelling & Face Painting
+ 14:00-18:00 Main Stage with Children Entertainer & Music & Entertainment
+ Free Walking Tours from Round Tower from 14:30
+ 17:00 Trad Music with The Blaghards, Round Tower GAA Club

The Facebook Page below doesn’t have many details and the inClondalkin.ie website still shows the information for the festival from 2017. :-O So the best way is to use the sketchy information above and then go to Clondalkin to find out the details.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/Clondalkinfestival/

Dublin Sketchers – Sunday Meet-up

14:00, Sun 01 Jul

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 01 Jul

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 01 Jul

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

LGBTQ+-themed National Gallery Tour

14:30 – 15:30, Sun 01 Jul

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

Art historian Kate Drinane will show you a new perspective of the National Gallery. Spend one hour exploring the history of gender and seksual identity (Note: Spam Filter-sensitive spelling) through a selection of works from the collection that are connected to the LGBTQ community.

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

www.nationalgallery.ie/lgbtq-themed-tour-2

Chester Beatty Library – Guided Tour

15:00, Sun 01 Jul

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

Fantastic Mr Fox – Performance

15:00, Sun 01 Jul

St. Enda’s Park, Grange Road, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16

‘Fantastic Mr. Fox’ by Roald Dahl will be performed in the Walled Garden of St. Enda’s Park at 15:00 on Saturday.

Admission is free. Suitable for the whole family. Bring a blanket to sit on the grass during the performance.

www.facebook.com/pearsemuseumstendaspark/

Museum Tour – National Print Museum

15:00 – 16:30, Sun 01 Jul

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

The High Leeson – Bluegrass Gig

18:00, Sun 01 Jul

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 01 Jul

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 01 Jul

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

Fred Cooke / Aidan Green – Gig

20:00, Sun 01 Jul

Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

For the Wellington Weekender in the Workman’s Club on 29+30 June + 01 July, the Sunday night line-up is Fred Cooke with his musical sketches. Aidan Green will support him

Admission is free.

theworkmansclub.com/events/fred-cooke/

Alice Jago & Jem Mitchel – Gig

21:00, Sun 01 Jul

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

Alice Jago & Jem Mitchel will play Roots Folk in the Harbour Bar.

Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/alice-jago-jem-mitchel

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 00:00, Sun 01 Jul

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

Monday 02 Jul

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National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Mon 02 Jul

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 02 Jul

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

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

www.ifi.ie/

Low priced books with free delivery!

13:00, Mon 02 Jul

Dublin (various locations)

Free Delivery on all Books at the Book Depository

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

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

www.bookdepository.com?a_aid=dubevg

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

Autism-friendly workshop for children

14:00 – 15:00, Mon 02 Jul

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

The National Gallery is running an Autism-friendly workshop for children on Monday in Room 20 of the Dargan Wing.

Admission is free but booking is required via the website below. Places are limited. Only the child needs to be booked in. Parents, guardians and carers who wish to accompany their children do not need to reserve a space.

The workshop is inspired by the work of Irish artist Harry Clarke and it is suitable for children of primary school age and will take place in a low-lit space that displays Harry Clarke’s beautiful stained-glass artworks.

www.nationalgallery.ie/autism-friendly-workshop

Chinese Literature Reading Group – Launch

19:00 – 20:00, Mon 02 Jul

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

A Chinese Literature Reading Group will be launched in TCD and the first event will be an introduction to the female literary icon Eileen Chang.

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

www.tcd.ie/trinitylongroomhub/whats-on/details/event.php?eventid=128405580

Song Cycle – Singer/Songwriter Showcase

20:00, Mon 02 Jul

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 02 Jul

The International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

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

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

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/thecirclesessions/

Jazz Jam Session – Grand Social

20:30, Mon 02 Jul

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 02 Jul

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 02 Jul

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 Urban Mojo Blues Band – Gig

21:00, Mon 02 Jul

Leeson Lounge, 148 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4

The Urban Mojo Blues Band will be in the Leeson Lounge for a gig.

Admission is free.

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

Trad Sessions

21:00 – 23:30, Mon 02 Jul

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 02 Jul

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 03 Jul

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Botanic Gardens Drop-in Activities for Children

11:00, Tue 03 Jul

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

The National Botanic Gardens run a “Kids Drop by Activities” on 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: 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 03 Jul

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

Conversations on Art: Dementia-friendly tour

12:00, Tue 03 Jul

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

“Conversations on Art” is an interactive tour that has been specially designed for people living with dementia and their loved ones.

“Take a break from the everyday and enjoy an afternoon of conversations on art and life in general. Join us for a relaxing tea or coffee in the Silk Road Café before we take you on a tour of our beautiful collections. Limited to 10 Participants per tour.

Admission is free, but booking is required via 01 4070766

cbl.ticketsolve.com/shows/1173587963

William Burton Conyngham, Patron of the Arts – Talk

13:00 – 14:00, Tue 03 Jul

City Assembly House, 58 South William Street, Dublin 2

The Lunchtime lecture “William Burton Conyngham: Patron of the Arts in Georgian Ireland” will take place in the Irish Georgian Society.

William Burton Conyngham (1733-1796), the leading antiquarian of his day, commissioned international artists to execute hundreds of drawings of Ireland’s ancient monuments which formed the most extensive collection of watercolours in eighteenth-century Ireland. He intended (in vain) to publish them in albums, but only Grose’s Antiquities of the 1790s partially succeeded in doing so.

Dr Peter Harbison, a member of the Royal Irish Academy, is talking about William Burton Conyngham.

Admission is free, but there are limited places. The lecture will start at 13:10 sharp.

www.facebook.com/events/573082283092540/

Juno Confiding Io to the Care of Argus – Pop-up Art Talk

13:15 – 13:45, Tue 03 Jul

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

The Pop-up talk “Juno Confiding Io to the Care of Argus” will take place in Room 26 of the National Gallery in front of Claude Lorrain’s painting. Valerie Alexander will give this informal lunchtime talk. Meet in Room 26.

Admission is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/juno-confiding-io-care-argus

Scenes by Emilio Carballido & Hugo Salcedo – Play Reading

18:30 – 20:30, Tue 03 Jul

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

The Instituto Cervantes’ Dublin Theatre Club is inviting to a play reading of two scenes and three one-act plays written by Mexican playwrights Emilio Carballido and Hugo Salcedo. The programme will include “La miseria”, “Dificultades” and “Soñar”, all three by Emilio Carballido; and “Nigeria está en otra parte” and “Vuelve el pájaro a su nido” by Hugo Salcedo.

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

www.eventbrite.ie/e/dramatic-reading-emilio-carballido-hugo-salcedo-tickets-46940807218

Terns are back – Bird Watch

18:30 – 20:00, Tue 03 Jul

Coliemore Harbour, Dalkey, Co. Dublin

The Terns (birds!) have returned to the Dalkey Island for another season and the Tern Warden is inviting to a Tern Watch from Coliemore Harbour. It will happen on 03+10+17+24+31 July from 18:30-20:00.

Admission is free.

southdublinbirds.com/events/events.php

Green Drinks Dublin – Talk and Meetup

19:00, Tue 03 Jul

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

The Irish Wildlife Trust (IWT) continues to bring you Dublin Green Drinks on the first Tuesday of every month in J.W. Sweetman’s. Green Drinks is a monthly event in 711 cities around the world to bring people with an interest in green issues together.

The topic this month is: Ireland’s Rarest Tree

At this month’s Dublin event, Daniel Buckley, a former IWT Chairperson and current NPWS conservation ranger, will give a talk about Black Poplar conservation in Ireland. Daniel is enthusiastic about native tree conservation and has been doing his own research on black poplar which is Ireland’s rarest tree.

Meet up on the top floor of J.W. Sweetman’s. Doors open at 18:30 and the talk is at 19:00. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1719770271447007/

The Dublin Language Exchange – Meetup

19:00, Tue 03 Jul

Czech Inn, Essex Gate, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

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

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

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

Dublin Bluegrass Collective – Gig

20:00, Tue 03 Jul

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

Jesters Open Mic Comedy Night

20:00 – 22:00, Tue 03 Jul

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/

Ukulele Tuesday – Jam&Gig

20:00 – 23:30, Tue 03 Jul

Stag’s Head, Dame Lane, Dublin 2

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

www.facebook.com/UkuleleTuesday

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 23:00, Tue 03 Jul

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 Kickbacks – Gig

21:00, Tue 03 Jul

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

The Kickbacks is a 4-piece cover band that plays a regular gig in the Mezz.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/mezzdublin/

The Lounge Quintet – Jazz Gig

21:00, Tue 03 Jul

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 03 Jul

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 03 Jul

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 04 Jul

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Rathfarnham Castle – Free Admission

09:00, Wed 04 Jul

Rathfarnham Castle, Rathfarnham Road, Dublin 14

We once had this brilliant monthly event called “First Wednesday” or then “Free Wednesday”, when on the first Wednesday of the month all state owned Irish heritage sites waived all admission charges for the day. Unfortunately this super popular opportunity to bring culture closer to people in Ireland has been cancelled for nearly all Dublin sites and for other popular sites in other parts of Ireland, which was a very bad decision.

But there is ONE single site left in Dublin that currently offers free admission on the first Wednesday of the month and that is Rathfarnham Castle! Tickets will be limited, so it is strongly recommended to go there early.

To find the list of participating sites go to this PDF document.

US Independence Day

09:00, Wed 04 Jul

Dublin (various locations)

Happy 4th of July to all US American Dublin Event Guide Readers! :-)

The 04 July is Indendence Day in the USA and in previous years there have been some celebrations also in Dublin, oddly though, I couldn’t find any information about 4th of July celebrations this year. If you come across something, please post it on the Dublin Event Guide Facebook Page at www.fb.com/DublinEventGuide

Butterflies of Phoenix Park – Walk

11:00 – 12:30, Wed 04 Jul

Phoenix Park Visitor Centre, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

The next Phoenix park Wednesday Walk will be “Butterflies of the Phoenix Park” and it will be a walk to look at different species of butterflies in Phoenix Park.

Admission is free. The full programme brochure can be found here.

Drawing Group for Adults – Rua Red

11:00, Wed 04 Jul

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 Drawing Group for Adults in Rua Red runs free weekly drawing sessions on Wednesdays from 11:00-12:00. Materials are provided.

www.ruared.ie/whats-on/event/drawing-group-for-adults

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Wed 04 Jul

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

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

Admission to the gallery and to most events is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Wed 04 Jul

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/

Circus in Victorian and Edwardian Ireland – Talk

13:15 – 14:00, Wed 04 Jul

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

The Talk “Another Little Trouble Over: the unique characteristics of the circus in Victorian and Edwardian Ireland” with historian Dr Richard McMinn will explore the unique characteristics of the circus in Ireland in Victorian and Edwardian times.

It is part of the gallery’s programme of events inspired by the exhibition Circus250: Art of the Show.

Admission is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/another-little-trouble-over-unique-characteristics-circus-victorian-and-edwardian-ireland

Finian’s Rainbow – Film Screening

14:00, Wed 04 Jul

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

The film “Finian’s Rainbow” (English, 1968, G (181 min)) will be screened. Take a trip with Finian (Fred Astaire) to Rainbow Valley as he tries to magically multiply the crock of gold he stole from the Leprechauns.

Admission is free.

cbl.ticketsolve.com/shows/1173587964

Irish National War Memorial Gardens – Guided Tour

14:00, Wed 04 Jul

Irish National War Memorial Gardens, off South Circular Road, Dublin, Islandbridge, Dublin 8

A free guided tour will take place at the National War Memorial at Islandbridge every Wednesday at 14:00 from March until the end of October.

The tour will focus on World War I, in which nearly 50,000 Irish soldiers died. You will also hear about the main features of the gardens at this tour.

Meeting point is the car park at 14:00 (next to the Trinity College Boat Club). For further information and to check that it is taking place, contact 01-6770095 (Phoenix Park Visitor Centre).

opwdublincommemorative.ie/war-memorial/plan-a-visit/

East Meets West: Russia’s role in Ireland’s Future – Talk

18:00, Wed 04 Jul

Pearse Centre, 27 Pearse Street, Dublin 2

“East Meets West: Russia’s role in Ireland’s Future” is a political debate and representing the Russian Federation will be Ambassador Yury Filatov. Ireland will be represented by one of the key architects of the Good Friday agreement Dr Martin Mansergh.

Admission is free, but there is a LOT of interest for this event, so you might want to check the Facebook Page and book a ticket there AND also arrive early on Wednesday.

www.facebook.com/events/1811612542258160/

Stars & Stripes Forever – Concert

18:15 – 19:00, Wed 04 Jul

St. Patrick’s Cathedral, St. Patrick’s Close, Dublin 8

The organists of Saint Patrick’s Cathedral will perform music from Star Wars, ET, Independence Day and Jurassic Park on 4th of July.

Admission is free and the concert is suitable for all ages. A donation for charity “Clowns without Borders” is appreciated. Tickets are however required and can be booked via the link below.

www.stpatrickscathedral.ie/event/stars-stripes-forever/

Dwarf Jar Wednesday Jazz

19:30 – 22:00, Wed 04 Jul

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 04 Jul

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 04 Jul

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 04 Jul

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/

Anseo Comedy Club

20:30, Wed 04 Jul

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 04 Jul

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 04 Jul

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 04 Jul

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

The Jailbreak Sessions Open Mic

21:00, Wed 04 Jul

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

The Jailbreak Open Mic Session will take place in the Patriot’s Inn.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/161929627735249

Trad Session

21:30, Wed 04 Jul

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).

The Harleys – Gig

23:55, Wed 04 Jul

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 05 Jul

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Grangegorman Military Cemetery – Tour

11:00, Thu 05 Jul

Grangegorman Cemetery, Blackhorse Avenue, Dublin 7

Every Thursday a free tour of Grangegorman Military Cemetery on Blackhorse Avenue takes place. Meet inside the cemetery gates.

Admission is free and everybody is welcome. Ring 01-6770095 for more information.

Grangegorman Military Cemetery is in Blackhorse Avenue just outside Phoenix Park. It is the largest military cemetery in Ireland. It was first opened in 1876 to serve as a graveyard for the soldiers of what was then Marlborough Barracks, now McKee Barracks, and their families. Specific zones were laid out for English, Canadian, New Zealand, and Australian service men. The cemetery’s pedestrian gate is open from 10:00-16:00 seven days a week.

phoenixpark.ie/tours/

Inspectorium: Teeth and Tusks – Drop-in activity

11:00 – 13:00, Thu 05 Jul

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

“Inspectorium: Teeth and Tusks” is a Drop-in activity for families.

Do you know the difference between teeth and tusks? What are the different types of teeth that humans and animals share? Drop into the Discovery Zone to learn about this and more.

Admission is free.

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=3717

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Thu 05 Jul

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

Support the Dublin Event Guide – Buy your books here!

13:00, Thu 05 Jul

Dublin (various locations)

Free Delivery on all Books at the Book Depository

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

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

www.bookdepository.com?a_aid=dubevg

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

The Coetivy Book of Hours – Talk

13:10, Thu 05 Jul

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

“The Coëtivy Book of Hours, Polyphony in Paint” is a talk with Adrian Le Harviel, curator of British art and music historian, National Gallery of Ireland.

Admission is free.

cbl.ticketsolve.com/shows/1173587965

Temple Bar Craft Market

14:00 – 20:00, Thu 05 Jul

Temple Bar, Dublin 2

The Temple Bar Craft Market during the week is back and it has moved to Thursdays in 2018. Organised by the Temple Bar Company the market will bring handcrafted jewellery, wood design, handmade soaps, original art, photography, fashion, specialised cards and stained-glass crafts.

The market starts at 14:00 and finishes at 20:00, but is still carrying the totally nonsensical and completely misleading name “Temple Bar NIGHT Market”. I will just ignore this unsuitable and incorrect name and will rename it to “Temple Bar Craft Market”. ;-)

templebarnightmarket.com/

Yeats 2018: Public Tour of the Yeats Exhibition – in Irish

14:00, Thu 05 Jul

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

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

Admission is free.

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

Ethics in Research and Innovation – Talk

17:00, Thu 05 Jul

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

“Responsible Innovation: The Fate of a Simple Moral Idea” is the title of the first keynote lecture about “Ethics in Research and Innovation” in the Long Room Hub. Speaker will be Professor Jeroen van den Hoven, Delft University of Technology.

It will be followed by the lecture “Moving Beyond Privacy to Ethics in IT Innovation” by Professor Philip Brey – University of Twente.

A further lecture will take place on Fri 06 Jul at 14:00: “Data Ethics and CSO” with Gemma Galdon Clavell – Universitat de Barcelona

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

www.eventbrite.ie/e/ethics-in-research-and-innovation-tickets-47507446050

Jazz Club at Sweetman’s – Gig

18:00 – 20:00, Thu 05 Jul

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 05 Jul

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

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

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

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

www.littlemuseum.ie/

Evening Tour – National Gallery

18:30 – 19:15, Thu 05 Jul

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

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

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

www.nationalgallery.ie/evening-tour-33

Find an Audience – Mat Ricardo, The Gentleman Juggler – Talk+Performance

18:30 – 19:30, Thu 05 Jul

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

International performer Mat Ricardo, The Gentleman Juggler, is the first man in history to put the tablecloth back on a set table and in this special talk and performance he will discusses and demonstrates his work.

The event is part of the public programme of events inspired by the exhibition Circus250: Art of the Show and is taking place in association with Laya Healthcare’s City Spectacular.

Admission is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/how-find-audience-mat-ricardo-gentleman-juggler

New to Dublin? Dublin Expats Meeting

19:00, Thu 05 Jul

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday Night Board Gaming

19:00, Thu 05 Jul

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/

CoalTrain – Gig

21:00, Thu 05 Jul

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

CoalTrain will play a Rock n’ Roll / Blues gig in the Harbour Bar.

Admission is free.

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

Singer Songwriter Night – Mother Reilly’s

21:00, Thu 05 Jul

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 05 Jul

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 05 Jul

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 05 Jul

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 05 Jul

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 05 Jul

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 05 Jul

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

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

Admission is free.

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

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1st Friday Brekkie @ Startup Dublin

08:00 – 10:00, Fri 06 Jul

DDDA Building, Custom House Quay, Dublin 1

The Dublin Commissioner for Startups is inviting to the 1st Friday Brekkie, a talk and networking event on the first Friday of every month. This month Catherine Downes from Usheru, a software company that enables film distributors to connect their marketing to the cinema box office by creating a customised film website where cinema visitors can book tickets directly.

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

After the event there will be further “First Friday” events in the Dogpatch Labs across the road and that event is listed separately in this Dublin Event Guide.

ti.to/startup-dublin-/1stfridaybrekkie-july-2018

The Story of the Capital – Exhibition in Dublin City Hall

10:00 – 17:15, Fri 06 Jul

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

Hugh Lane First Friday Culture Club

10:30, Fri 06 Jul

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

The Hugh Lane First Friday Culture Club will bring you in July to see the exhibition “Just be yourself!” by Rachel Maclean with Logan Sisley.

The Gallery’s First Friday Culture Club offers the opportunity for engaging with the Gallery’s education, collection, conservation and temporary exhibitions programmes in a fun and relaxed way.

Admission is free, but booking is required via cultureclub@dublinscultureconnects.ie

www.hughlane.ie/lectures/forthcoming-lectures/2112-hughlanecultureclub-just-be-yourself

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Fri 06 Jul

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

City Spectacular 2018

12:00 – 19:30, Fri 06 Jul

Merrion Square, Dublin 2

The best three festival in Dublin ever were the “Dun Laoghaire Festival of World Cultures”, the “Dublin City Soul Festival” and the “Street Performance World Championship”. For very different reasons, they are all gone and people that remember them have been around the houses for a while by now. But one of the three is luckily only gone by name and has survived many many great years and given us in Dublin SOOO Much entertainment over the years: The Street Performance World Championship lost the championship part, but is still with us as the “City Spectacular”, sponsored by Laya Healthcare.

Thank goodness it is still around! And from 06-08 July it is back in 2018. In addition to the Street Performance LOTS of other components were added and I will give you some more details in next week’s Dublin Event Guide.

This week, I just want to mention that the City Spectacular already starts on Friday with a number of Street Performance shows on two of the four stages. It will run from 12:00-19:30 and especially if you are not around on Saturday or Sunday, don’t miss this preview.

There will be lots of street performers who will do their full shows on the “stages” in Merrion Square. From juggling via magic to acrobatics you will see outstanding performers. Admission to the whole event is free, but the performers are not paid and will hold their hat out at the end of the shows and you should reward their great work.

The website has a lot of information about the event, but if you just want to see the timetable and map then you can download it from this page: www.cityspectacular.com/maps

www.cityspectacular.com/

Michael Healy: Dublin Street Life and Stained Glass Artist – Talk

13:15 – 13:45, Fri 06 Jul

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

The Pop-up talk “Michael Healy: Dublin Street Life and Stained Glass Artist” with Dr David Carson (Head of Visual Communication, NCAD) will discuss the work of Michael Healy in the exhibition Drawing Dublin. Meet in the Print Gallery of the National Gallery.

Admission is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/michael-healy-dublin-street-life-and-stained-glass-artist

First Friday for Startups – Talks

13:30, Fri 06 Jul

DogPatch Labs, CHQ Building, Custom House Quay, Dublin 1

First Friday for Startups is a regular meetup of members of startup companies in Dublin to connect, learn and grow together.

The schedule on Friday lists:

+ 10:00-12:00 1-on-1 mentoring in 25 minute slots
+ 10:00-12:30 Networking
+ 12:30-13:30 Lightning Talks from Intercom, miniMAX and Google about finding talent, improving leadership strategy and developing company culture.
+ 13:45-14:45 Steve Collins, serial founder and venture capitalist will discuss common mistakes Irish startups make raising funds

Admission to this event is free, but registration for the individual events is required via the website below.

dogpatchlabs.com/firstfridays/

Arbour Hill Cemetery Tour

14:00, Fri 06 Jul

Arbour Hill Cemetery, Arbour Hill, Dublin 7

The Cemetery at Arbour Hill is the last resting place of 14 of the leaders of the 1916 Rising. Among those buried there are Pádraig Pearse, James Connolly and Thomas Clarke. This tour every Friday introduce the Cemetery and will also explain the background and the event of the Easter Rising.

Admission is free and no booking necessary. The meeting point is inside the cemetery gates.

phoenixpark.ie/tours/

Ethics in Research and Innovation – Talk

14:00, Fri 06 Jul

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

“Data Ethics and CSO” is the title of thhis third lecture about “Ethics in Research and Innovation” in the Long Room Hub. Speaker will be Gemma Galdon Clavell – Universitat de Barcelona.

Two other lectures “Responsible Innovation: The Fate of a Simple Moral Idea ” and “Moving Beyond Privacy to Ethics in IT Innovation” will take place on Thursday and are listed separately in this Dublin Event Guide.

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

www.eventbrite.ie/e/ethics-in-research-and-innovation-tickets-47507446050

The Immeasurable Sea – Talk

18:30, Fri 06 Jul

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

Andy Wheeler is a marine geologist on a mission to explore the deep ocean seabed and unravel its secrets. Our oceans cover over 70% of our planet’s surface, control our weather and climate, and produce 50% of the air we breathe — they are central to how our planet works and our existence, yet we have a very poor understanding of the oceans and have mapped only fractions of their depths. Join Andy on a journey to the ocean’s depths to explore life at the edge and re-evaluate your view of our planet.

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

dublin.sciencegallery.com/events/2018/06/immeasurableseawondersotherworldliness

Cornucopia – Live Music

19:30 – 21:30, Fri 06 Jul

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

T.P.M – Gig

20:30, Fri 06 Jul

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

Hip Hop Brothers Charles & Andrew Hendy are T.P.M and they will be in Sin E for a gig on Friday. A DJ set with Post Punk Podge will follow the live gig.

Admission seems to be free.

sin-e.ie/events/tpm-post-punk-podge/

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Fri 06 Jul

Stillorgan Orchard, The Hill, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin

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

www.stillorganorchard.com/specials/

The Dead Levees – Gig

21:00, Fri 06 Jul

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

The Dead Levees will play Heavy Soul & Blues Rock in Bray.

Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/the-dead-levees4

The Cosmic Funk Band – Gig

22:00, Fri 06 Jul

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

The Cosmic Funk Band is playing a gig in the Bowery from 23:30 and admission is free if you arrive before 22:00.

thebowery.ie/calander/

Thumper – Gig

23:55, Fri 06 Jul

Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

Noise-pop quitet “Thumper” will play a gig in the Workman’s Club as part of the new OSLO III Friday night programme.

Admission is free.

theworkmansclub.com/events/oslo-iii-featuring-thumper/

Events Coming Up

Dublin Mountains Partnership – Guided Walks

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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 or on www.facebook.com/pg/dmpvr/events/

The walks for July are not posted yet, but should be added on the sites above in the next few days.

All walks are free, but pre-registration is required (details are on the website) and it sometimes is also worth checking the Facebook Page for even more timely updates.

Not free, but interesting nevertheless:

Dublin Pride Festival 21-30 June

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

Thank you Michael D. Higgins, but it is enough!

You might completely disagree with me, because for some reason Miggeldy Higens, as Irish President Michael D. Higgins is also known, found a large amount of fans in the last few years, but I think he should stick to his promise from 7 years ago, when he told the voters that he will only be available for ONE 7 year period.

I was never a big fan of Higgins and it all come from one chance encounter a good few years ago when he was in a queue to go to an event I also went to. I won’t go into details, but let’s just say that he didn’t impress IN THE SLIGHTEST. Since then I encountered him at various events and he never managed to change my opinion.

7 years ago he promised that he wouldn’t be glued to the role and would leave after 7 years and while he hasn’t really done anything wrong in these 7 years, I would think that at 77 it is time for him to retire.

But when I thought about it, I was reminded that the Queen is 92 or something like that and she has as much relevance in the day to day business of a country as Michael D Higgins. And the Pope is 81 and he is also still running his show. So maybe we should leave Higgins in Phoenix Park another 7 years? Also because we don’t really have someone other obvious candidate? You know what, the more I think about it, I don’t really care if it is him or not. But PLEASE no more of his own poems, they are awful!

One thing that still puzzles me though is how he justifies in his head what he is doing: When he was younger, he was a staunch socialist/Marxist, now at 77 he is making EUR 250,000 per year plus about 80,000 in money to run the show. Shouldn’t this cause the biggest ideological conflict ever? Seemingly not enough to give the other 7×250,000 a miss that he could pocket. :-O

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