Dublin Event Guide 580: Atmosphere, Bray Air Display, Hotter Than July, Malahide Has It

July 28th, 2018
DEG Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events)

No. 580 | 27 July 2018

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Hi all!

Oh ohhhh! The “normal” Irish summer weather will be back this weekend. After such a long wonderful and warm time we shouldn’t complain, but it is the weather and it can take the abuse. ;-) The forecast says RAIN on Saturday and Sunday and max temperature on Saturday of just 16 degrees. Eeeek! On Sunday it will hopefully climb to 20 again.

A pity for the many outdoor events that are planned for this weekend. But don’t let a bit of rain stop you: Get that umbrella or raincoat out again and enjoy what Dublin has to offer!

On the donation front I am HAPPY today! The July bill has been paid in full, thanks to a generous donor who said he wanted to pay his yearly 12 Euro for a whole number of years in one go. THANK YOU! And with some further donations, there was even some money left for the August bill already. That means in August I will “only” have to find EUR 200 now. THANKS a lot to all the people that help every month!
If you can support the Dublin Event Guide, please do so! I am suggesting a very fair EUR 12 for the year, that’s just 23 cent per Dublin Event Guide Edition or just about 2 pints for 52 (!) editions of the Dublin Event Guide! That’s not much if you think about how much value the Dublin Event Guide brings you every week! Higher and lower donations are also appreciated! Every Euro counts!

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Have an event-full weekend and week,

–Joerg

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Feel good slot

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

This week’s Feel Good Slot is a quote again. Usually the content of the Feel Good Slot is triggered by events, experiences and thoughts in my own life OR by external triggers. But it would be toooo much and too long to explain what got me to select a specific quote or video clip. So I just leave them here and you can “make them your own” without my further explanation.

Today it is a quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson, American essayist, lecturer, philosopher and poet. He said:

For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness. – Ralph Waldo Emerson


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Last week Anita C, Anna Z, Judith B, P and Liam B were so great to help with a very very much needed donation. BIG Thanks! And HURRAY, the July bill is paid in full and there was even a bit left to already start contributing to the August bill. Phew! :-)

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

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

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Joergs Picks

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

This week the main events are the Kite and Balloon Festival “Atmosphere 2018” in Dun Laoghaire on Saturday, then there is Bray Air Display on Saturday and Sunday (but go on Sunda you want to go!) and there is “Hotter Than July”, a world music festival on Smithfield Plaza on Saturday. Malahide Has It, a community festival in Malahaide is the final one on the list of top events. With weather and work in mind, I will probably only make it to “Hotter Than July” on Sunday, but I hope you will venture to more! :-)

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Competitions

Bright Club Comedy – Ticket Competition – The Winner

Tuesday 24 July – 20:00
Whelan’s, Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Bright Club is a comedy night founded by a group of scientists, which brings together people for fun nights out and different styles
of comedy. Bec Hill will be headlining the next show on Tuesday 24 July in Whelans. Bec’s style of comedy incorporates arts and crafts into her stand-up routine in something she calls paper-puppetry.

Tickets were available for EUR 5 via this link here.

The organisers had given me a pair of tickets to run a competition in the Dublin Event Guide and the lucky winner was Anna Zakrzewska. Congratulations! Hopefully you enjoyed the Comedy night! :-)

www.facebook.com/BrightClubDublin

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New Coastal Cyling Route announced

The Journal.ie announced on Friday that Fingal County Council has announced that planning permission had been issued for a new coastal cycling route and pedestrian path linking Baldyole and Portmarnock.

New shiny cycling paths are always good news because they benefit cyclists, pedestrians and car users and make life safer for everyone involved and when all is finished the new piece will allow a continuous link between Baldoyle and Malahaide. That’s even better news.

But there is a shocking aspect to that great announcement: The price for that new piece is indicated as in the region of EUR 2.5 mio. Well, 2.5 mio is not too bad for a good piece of cycling path AND pedestrian path, but then I read the article again and discovered that the distance is “nearly 2km”. WOW! More than 1.25 mio per kilometer!?!?

And then the Director for planning and strategic infrastructure at Fingal Council is quote with “The Baldoyle to Portmarnock route is the first phase of a major initiative to provide a Greenway along the entire coastline of Fingal.” The entire coastline of Fingal is 88km long, Does that mean they have EUR 110mio to spend on a cycling path? Or does it mean: It’s a great idea but it will never happen?

The article in the Journal.ie is here: www.thejournal.ie/north-dublin-coastal-4152556-Jul2018/

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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_wk31

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 visualartists.ie/whats-on/events-in-leinster-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.

Exhibiting Art in Georgian Ireland – Exhibition

28+29 July (10:00-17:00)

City Assembly House, 58 South William Street, Dublin 2

This is the last weekend of the “Exhibiting Art In Georgian Ireland” exhibition at the Irish Georgian Society.

It is a world-class exhibition of eighteenth-century Irish paintings to mark the restoration of the City Assembly House and to commemorate the Society of Artists in Ireland who erected the building over 250 years ago.

Celebrating the building’s original incarnation as the first purpose-built public gallery in Britain and Ireland, the Exhibition will re-assemble works by Society of Artists members such as Thomas Roberts, Jonathan Fisher, James Forrester, Robert Carver, Robert Healy and Hugh Douglas Hamilton, including many pieces which were first displayed in the room in the series of exhibitions the Society held there between 1766 and 1780.

Admission is free. And the full brochure is here.

www.igs.ie/

Look Beyond – Photographic Exhibition

19-29 July (10:00-17:00)

Farmleigh House, Phoenix Park, Dublin 15

Look Beyond is an exhibition of photographs taken by a group of 16 people who have had mental health difficulties. The exhibition was organised by See Change, the National Mental Health Stigma Reduction Partnership and is an output of a research project conducted by Dr Maria Quinlan and Dr Etáin Quigley from University College Dublin and Maynooth University.

The exhibition will take be in the Cowshed Theatre behind Farmleigh House.

farmleigh.ie/event/look-beyond-photographic-exhibition/?instance_id=128

Everyone, Everywhere, Everyday – Illustrations

09 June – 31 August (Mon-Sat 11:00-17:00)

Mill Theatre, Dundrum

Eva Kelly is a Dublin based free­lance illustrator, educator and arts facilitator and her exhibition “Everyone, Everywhere, Everyday” is an illustrated journey through the north and south of inner city Dublin. Inspired by Ulysses, James Joyce, it traces part of the journey Leopold Bloom makes through the streets.

Admission is free.

www.milltheatre.ie/exhibition/everyone-everywhere-everyday/

Devonian Plant Fossils: A window into the past

02-24 August (10:00-17:00)

National Botanic Gardens, 300 Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

This is a joint exhibition between the National Botanic Gardens of Ireland, the Geological Survey Ireland and the Natural History Museum and it will show-case the 360 million year old fossils from Kiltorcan Quarry, Co. Kilkenny.

Kiltorcan is internationally known for its rich assemblage of excavated fossils but this is their first significant public display. The fossils provide a glimpse into the plant world at the end of the Devonian Period.
The first significant adaptive radiation of life on dry land occurred during the Devonian Period. Free-sporing vascular plants began to spread across dry land, forming extensive forests which covered the continents. By the middle of the Devonian, several groups of plants had evolved leaves and true roots, and by the end of the period the first seed-bearing plants appeared.

The exhibition can be viewed daily in the Gallery, Education & Visitor Centre. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/383737158783917/

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.

Saturday 28 Jul

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Car Boot Sales – Tallaght

08:00 – 12:00, Sat 28 Jul

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 28 Jul

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 28 Jul

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/

SuperNatural Food Market

09:30 – 15:30, Sat 28 Jul

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 28 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

Belgard Weekend Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 28 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

Geology for Beginners – Drop-in Activity

10:00 – 16:00, Sat 28 Jul

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

At this “Geology for Beginners” Drop-in Activity, learn more about how geologists work. Join staff and volunteers from the Natural History Museum who’ll explain all about Ireland’s rocks and visit the temporary exhibition, Stones, Slabs and Seascapes displaying watercolours by George Victor Du Noyer who taught himself geology with some help from his friends.

Admission is free.

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=3780

Grand Dublin Swim

10:00 – 14:00, Sat 28 Jul

Custom House Quay, Dublin 1

The Grand Dublin Swim will take place on Saturday. It is a swim in the Liffey with 250m and 750m fun swims for the kids or those new to open water swimming and longer swims of 1.6K, 5K and 10K for parents or those who want to challenge themselves in the water. There is also races for those registered with Leinster Open Sea.

The Starting Times are

10.00: 5K & 10K swims
10.30: 250 Meter / 750 Meters swims
11.00: 1.6K GDS Intermediate Wave swim
12.00: 1.6K GDS Advance & Elite Wave swim
13.00: Leinster Open Sea Ladies swim
14.00: Leinster Open Sea Mens swim

Start and finish is near Jury’s Hotel next to the CHQ.

Admission is free for spectators.

www.facebook.com/events/582446708806592/

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 28 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/

Marlay Park Market

10:00 – 16:00, Sat 28 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

Temple Bar Markets

10:00 – 16:30, Sat 28 Jul

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 28 Jul

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 28 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 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 28 Jul

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 28 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

Blackrock Market

11:00 – 17:30, Sat 28 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 Saturdays and Bank Holidays: 11:00-17:30, and Sundays: 12:00-17:30.

www.blackrockmarket.com/

Dublin Castle Guided Tour

11:00, Sat 28 Jul

Dublin Castle, Dame Street, Dublin 2

This is a family-friendly guided tour of Dublin Castle including the Medieval Undercroft, Chapel Royal end State Apartments on Saturday at 11:00. Suitable for families with children of all ages.

Admission is free and tickets will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Dublin Ratha Yatra – Festival of the Chariots

11:00 – 17:00, Sat 28 Jul

St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2

The “Festival of the Chariots” is a Hare Krishna event that is celebrated in St. Stephen’s Green every year and is open to everyone.

The “Parade of Chariots” will start at Merrion Square at 11:00 with an opening ceremony. At 12:00 the parade will leave Merrion Square to go to St. Stephen’s Green (near the bandstand) and the festival will then run in St. Stephen’s Green from 14:00-17:00.

There will be live music, dance & drama, book stalls and there will also be a free vegetarian feast for everyone!

Admission is free and everyone is invited. The Festival of Chariots is very different from what most of us have ever experienced and that is a PERFECT reason for checking it out. ;-)

www.facebook.com/events/345252729331853/

Essential Oil Summer Picnic

11:00 – 15:00, Sat 28 Jul

St. Anne’s Park, Raheny, Dublin 5

Sarah Machon is an Essential Oil Distributor and for her customers and everyone else who is interested, she is organising a Summer Picnic in St. Anne’s Park. Bring your kids and friends and family and prepare for a potluck picnic (It means that everyone brings a dish that can be shared with everyone else.) There are some suggestions on the Facebook Event Page, where you should also register.

Admission is free. Meeting point is the playground in St. Anne’s Park.

www.facebook.com/events/294908054385772/

Intercultural Tour in Arabic – Chester Beatty Library

11:00, Sat 28 Jul

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

The Intercultural Tour in Arabic Language with Community Ambassador Bayan Musallam and Asmaa Ashour will take place.

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

cbl.ticketsolve.com/shows/1173587977

Irish Record Fairs

11:00 – 19:00, Sat 28 Jul

CIE Hall, Inchicore Sports & Social Club, Library Square, Inchicore, Dublin 8

The Irish Record Fairs have moved to a new venue and brought more traders to this fair. There will be Vinyls, CDs, Cassettes, DVDs and also books, posters and memorabilia from traders from Ireland and the UK.

Admission is free on Saturday from 11:00-19:00 and on Sunday from 11:00-18:00.

www.facebook.com/events/207073973267587/

Walking Tour of Ireland’s Remarkable Women

11:00 – 12:30, Sat 28 Jul

St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2

“Following Her Path: A Walking Tour of Ireland’s Remarkable Women” is a walking tour that takes you on a journey of discovery of the women who shaped Ireland through the centuries, while you casually stroll through Dublin city center.

Vasilena Vasileva will run the tour and admission is free, but tips will be welcome.

If you are interested, you can find further information on this Facebook page www.facebook.com/FollowingHerPath/ and you can book your place here: www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/following-her-path-17555023951

www.facebook.com/FollowingHerPath/

LGBTQ+-themed National Gallery Tour

11:30 – 12:30, Sat 28 Jul

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

A LGBTQ+-themed tour will take place in the National Gallery.

Join art historian Kate Drinane for a tour with a new perspective. Spend one hour exploring the history of gender and seksual (Note: Incorrect spelling used to avoid spam filter problems.) identity through a selection of works from the collection that are connected to the LGBTQ community.

Admission is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/lgbtq-themed-tour-3

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Sat 28 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

Craftopia Market

12:00 – 17:00, Sat 28 Jul

Street 66, 33 Parliament Street, Dublin 2

The monthly Craftopia Market takes place on Saturday.

There will be badges, bakery, barber, various artists, dog accessories, tarot card reader, jewellery and more and a DJ will entertain.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/CraftopiaMarket/

Ha’penny Flea Market

12:00 – 17:00, Sat 28 Jul

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 28 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/

Malahide Has It Festival 2018

12:00 – 22:00, Sat 28 Jul

Malahide (various)

It has a slightly odd name, but it is a free event and very popular, so we are not complaining. ;-)

The Malahide Has It Festival 2018 will take place from 27-29 July. There will be a Funfair, Face Painting, Balloon Modelling, Kids Treasure Hunt, Kids Storytelling, Historical Walk, Puppet Shows, Tai Chi, Tug o’ war, music and food and it will all take place on the Malahide Green and in New Street.

(Activities are on Malahide Green from 12:00-19:00 and Live Music is on New Street from 19:00-22:00.)

And this is the live music lineup:
Saturday: Owen Thomas, Sean O’Connor, Halleluja Gospel Choir, Nathan, Modls, Midnight Ramblers
Sunday: Shauna Byrne, Sophia Doyle, Catfish Blues Orchestra, Missy, Rewind, Jack Ryan, Loose Change

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/pages/biz/topic_event-malahide/Malahide-Has-It-Festival-204461343013615/

Military Guard Ceremony

12:00 – 13:00, Sat 28 Jul

Merrion Square, Dublin 2

A Ceremonial Military Guard will parade at the site of the “National Memorial to Members of the Defence Forces who died in the Service of the State”, at Merrion Square during July and August. Ceremonies will take place at the pyramid at Merrion Square opposite the back entrance to the Dail, every Saturday from 14 July to 18 August 2018.

Units from different sections of the Defence Forces (Army, Air Corps and Naval Service) will participate in this Military Guard Ceremony to remember their comrades. Every week different units will be involved and the details of the ceremony and the participating units are described on the website below.

www.military.ie/en/info-centre/df-ceremonial/ceremonial-military-guard/

The Dead Zoo Tour

12:00 – 15:00, Sat 28 Jul

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

The Dead Zoo Tour will take place on Saturday in the Natural History Museum at 12:00 and at 14:00.

“Join Educator, Sarah Sarsfield, for an introductory tour of the galleries and catch highlights from the 10,000 specimens on display at the Dead Zoo. Learn about the animal with the largest antlers in the world and hear the infamous story of how we got our polar bear.”

Admission is free. Places are limited and will be allocated on a first-come first served basis 15 minutes before the tour starts. Suitable from Age 8+.

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=3724

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Sat 28 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/

Atmosphere – Ballon & Kite Festival

13:00 – 17:00, Sat 28 Jul

Newtownsmith Green, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

Atmosphere is a yearly kite, balloon and flight festival, but because it is happening on the same weekend as the Bray Air Display this year (Dohh!) no kites are allowed to fly at the kite festival.

But don’t despair, there will still be kite and flight related events: expert kiters will teach workshops on kite aerodynamics and design and you can make your own kite.

In the Balloon Zone there will be a Ballon Dome and a variety of Inflatables (Assault Run, Giant Slide, Climbing Wall) and professional balloon modellers will create all sorts of extravagant ballon models.

The Flight Zone will feature a Planetarium where a 360degree 3D projection will let you enjoy the atmosphere.

A Chill Zone, Volleyball Skill and Beach Games will also be provided.

Admission is free. The event is organised by Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council.

events.dlrcoco.ie/event/atmosphere-2018

Nutgrove Summer Fun for kids

13:00 – 16:00, Sat 28 Jul

Nutgrove Shopping Centre, Nutgrove Avenue, Dublin 14

On Saturday, the Nutgrove Shopping Centre invites kids to a Nutgrove Summer Fun event with family fun with carnival acts including a clown, stilt walker and a juggler, plus balloon modelling and face painting.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/NutgroveShoppingCentre

Chester Beatty Library – Guided Tour

14:00, Sat 28 Jul

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

Meet the Flint-Stones – Drop-in Activity

14:00 – 16:00, Sat 28 Jul

National Museum, Kildare Street (Archaeology), Dublin 2

“Meet the Flint-Stones” is a Drop-in Activity in the National Museum in Kildare Street.

“Did you know that you can use flint stone not only to catch, but also to cook your dinner?! Drop into the Kildare Room to find out why flint was so important to people living in Stone Age Ireland. Meet archaeologist Dave O’Reilly to handle amazing replica stone tools and weapons to learn more about all the ways that people living in Ireland thousands of years ago used stone to their advantage.”

Admission is free.

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=3753

Stedfast Band @ Marlay Park Market

14:00 – 15:00, Sat 28 Jul

Marlay Park, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16

The Stedfast Band will be performing in Marlay Park at the weekly County Council Market on Saturday.

The Stedfast Band was founded in 1951 and plays a varied repertoire from Classical, Folk, Latin American, Film & TV to modern Pop arrangements as well as original works for brass bands.

Admission is free.

events.dlrcoco.ie/event/stedfast-band

Trans Pride Dublin – Protest

14:00, Sat 28 Jul

Liberty Hall, 33 Eden Quay, Dublin 1

This is not the LGBTQ+ Pride Parade, but it is just a Pride Parade for the “T”s out of the LGBTQ+ community. It is the first Trans Pride March in Dublin and it starts at Liberty Hall at 14:00 and will then march to Fairview Park where some speeches about “Bodily Autonomy” will be given.

The Facebook Page lists the issues the parade protests for or against.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/390141521506961/

Print, Protest and the Polls – Curator’s Tour

14:30, Sat 28 Jul

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

A Curator’s Tour of the current temporary “Print, Protest, and The Polls: The Irish women’s suffrage campaign and the power of print media, 1908 – 1918” exhibtition in the National Print Museum will take place at 14:30 on Saturday and on Sunday with Donna Gilligan.

The exhibition commemorates the centenary of the first female vote in Ireland through exploration of the use of print media by the Irish suffragists, and their opponents, in their methods of promotion and protest.

Admission is free but spaces are limited and booking is required via (01) 660 3770.

In case all places are booked out, you can still see the exhibition, just without the guided tour. The exhibition will be on show until 30 September.

www.nationalprintmuseum.ie/collection-and-permanent-exhibition/temporary/

Derek Hill and the View from Donegal – Curator’s Tour

15:00, Sat 28 Jul

Dublin Castle, Dame Street, Dublin 2

“Bringing together the work of major Irish and international artists such as Jack B. Yeats, Paul Henry and Pablo Picasso, this exhibition explores the life and legacy of the artist and collector Derek Hill.” Come to this special tour of the exhibition led by curator Adrian Kelly.

Admission is free. Suitable for adults. Meet in the entrance hall of the State Apartments in the upper courtyard of Dublin Castle.

The tour will take place on Saturday at 15:00 and again on Sunday at 15:00.

Pipers, Portraits & Planxties

15:00 – 16:00, Sat 28 Jul

Farmleigh House, Castleknock end of Phoenix Park, Dublin 15

The musically illustrated talk “Pipers, Portraits & Planxties” by uilleann piper Ronan Browne will take place in Farmleigh Gallery, in conjunction with the ‘Face to Face’ exhibition.

Admission is free but limited places are available and therefore it is advised to book a place via farmleighevents@opw.ie

When:
July 28, 2018 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Where:
Farmleigh Gallery
Cost:
Free

Free admission, but limited places available. To book a place, please email farmleighevents@opw.ie

A musically illustrated talk by the renowned uilleann piper Ronan Browne, in conjunction with the ‘Face to Face’ exhibition

farmleigh.ie/event/pipers-portraits-planxties/?instance_id=111

Bray Air Display 2018

15:30 – 17:30, Sat 28 Jul

Seafront, Bray, Co. Wicklow

This year’s Bray Air Display is happening on Saturday and Sunday. There will be a Food & Craft Village and a Fun Fair on the ground from 12:00, but the main focus are the activities in the air. The air show will start at 15:30 on Saturday and at 14:00 on Sunday.
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The “performers” on Saturday are
Irish Air Corps, Make-A-Wish CAP 232 & the Flying Dentist, Catalina PBY-5A, Shamrock 1940 (DC-3), Gardaí helicopter, ‘The Flying Cow’ Vans RV7 solo display (Gerry Humphries), Irish Historic Flight Foundation (Stearman), Irish Parachute Club, Richard Goodwin Airshows (Pitts special), Strikemaster, Search & Rescue Coastguard, Royal Jordanian Falcons, ME109 & Mustang and Viggen Display.
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And on Sunday the lineup will be the same as on Saturday with the addition of
The Red Arrows, Aer Lingus, Shamrock 1936, The Blades Aerobatic Team, Tranchant Jet Team (Fouga jets), Irish Historic Flight Foundation (Chipmunks)
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Based on these lineups, I would strongly recommend that you go on Sunday rather than Saturday. There will be LOTS more people on Sunday, but the Red Arrows alone will make the event so different that you are missing out tooo much if you do NOT go on Sunday.
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Admission is free. Keep in mind that 10s of thousands of people are expected to go there an there are extensive road closures in Bray, so using public transport is strongly recommended. If you come by car, check the parking facilities and road closures here.

brayairdisplay.com/

Howlin’ Hawks – Gig

21:00, Sat 28 Jul

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

Howlin’ Hawk is playing a gig of Blues/Soul/Jazz.

Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/howlin-hawks1

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Sat 28 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/

Keegan McInroe – Gig

21:30, Sat 28 Jul

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

Keegan McInroe from Texas, USA is on his Europe Tour 2018 and will play a gig in the Bowery with a mixture of old country, old blues, folk and American Roots.

Admission is free.

thebowery.ie/calander/

Shy Mascot – Gig

22:00, Sat 28 Jul

Wigwam, 54 Middle Abbey Street, Dublin 1

Shy Mascot combines funk, jazz and hip-hop styles and they will play a gig in Wigwam on Saturday.

Admission is free

www.jazzireland.ie/jazz-events/gig/1938-shy-mascot.html

The Luna Boys – Gig

23:30, Sat 28 Jul

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

The Luna Boys will play a gig in the Porterhouse in Temple Bar.

Admission is free.

theporterhouse.ie/bars-dublin-temple.php

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Car Boot Sales – Ballymun

08:00 – 13:00, Sun 29 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

Belgard Weekend Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 29 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

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 29 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 29 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 29 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 29 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 29 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

Children’s Art Cart – Workshop – Phoenix Park

11:00 – 12:30, Sun 29 Jul

Phoenix Park Visitor Centre, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

Every Sunday (with a few exceptions) an art workshop takes place for children from 6-11 years of age. Admission is free and children must be accompanied by an adult.

The theme this week is: Farmer Ann

Find the full list of events in the brochure here.

Dun Laoghaire Market

11:00 – 16:00, Sun 29 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

Irish Record Fairs

11:00 – 18:00, Sun 29 Jul

CIE Hall, Inchicore Sports & Social Club, Library Square, Inchicore, Dublin 8

The Irish Record Fairs have moved to a new venue and brought more traders to this fair. There will be Vinyls, CDs, Cassettes, DVDs and also books, posters and memorabilia from traders from Ireland and the UK.

Admission is free on Saturday from 11:00-19:00 and on Sunday from 11:00-18:00.

www.facebook.com/events/207073973267587/

Jazz + Bluegrass for Brunch on Sundays

11:00 – 16:30, Sun 29 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 29 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 29 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

11:30 – 13:30, Sun 29 Jul

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

The Drop-in family workshop this Sunday is entitled “Big Top Grand Design”. It takes place in the Maples and Calder Creative Space in the atrium and admission is free.

Join Kate Dick for an art-making workshop inspired by the exhibition Circus250: Art of the Show. At this drop-in workshop, 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-big-top-grand-design

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Sun 29 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 29 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 29 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 29 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/

Malahide Has It Festival 2018

12:00 – 22:00, Sun 29 Jul

Malahide (various)

It has a slightly odd name, but it is a free event and very popular, so we are not complaining. ;-)

The Malahide Has It Festival 2018 will take place from 27-29 July. There will be a Funfair, Face Painting, Balloon Modelling, Kids Treasure Hunt, Kids Storytelling, Historical Walk, Puppet Shows, Tai Chi, Tug o’ war, music and food and it will all take place on the Malahide Green and in New Street.

(Activities are on Malahide Green from 12:00-19:00 and Live Music is on New Street from 19:00-22:00.)

And this is the live music lineup:
Saturday: Owen Thomas, Sean O’Connor, Halleluja Gospel Choir, Nathan, Modls, Midnight Ramblers
Sunday: Shauna Byrne, Sophia Doyle, Catfish Blues Orchestra, Missy, Rewind, Jack Ryan, Loose Change

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/pages/biz/topic_event-malahide/Malahide-Has-It-Festival-204461343013615/

Circus Born: The Story of the Fossetts – Film

12:30 – 14:00, Sun 29 Jul

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

The Film “Circus Born: The Story of the Fossetts” will be screened in the Lecture Theatre of the National Gallery in connection with the exhibition “Circus250: Art of the Show”.

The film is a documentary about Fossett’s Circus who are celebrating their 130th anniversary this year. The documentary was sponsored by the Arts Council of Ireland and the Irish Film Board as a documenting the arts project.

Admission is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/circus-born-story-fossetts

Family Tour – National Gallery

12:30 – 13:15, Sun 29 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-18

Anonymous – Outdoor Theatre

13:00 – 14:30, Sun 29 Jul

Amphitheatre, Dublin City Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8

The Purple Hare Theatre Company will perform a new version of Mark Richardson’s play ANONYMOUS on Sunday at the Wood Quay Amphitheatre (between Dublin City Council’s Offices and Christ Church Cathedral).

Doors open at 12:30 and the play starts at 13:00. Admission is free.

“ANONYMOUS opens with Sean, a poet and the self-proclaimed oldest homeless man in Dublin, entertaining the crowd with his poetry. Enters Dolan, fresh out on the streets, lacking shoes and judgement. He is looking for a safe place to sleep and a way out of his current predicament. As they tease and gauge each other, we find out what brought them both to the streets of Dublin. As their past comes back to haunt them, the question arises of what their futures will be…”

www.facebook.com/events/247268359176599/

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13:00, Sun 29 Jul

Dublin (various locations)

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Bark in the Park – Dog Event

14:00 – 17:00, Sun 29 Jul

Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

Bark in the Park is a sponsored dog walk in Phoenix Park on Sunday. “Sponsored” means “not free”, but there is no specified or minimum amount that you have to pay and people that can’t afford it, will not be sent away. The money goes to the Irish Blue Cross, an animal charity.

In addition to the 4km dog walk there are also dog classes, training demos, dog competitions with prizes and games.

The classes and demos start at 14:00 and the dog walk starts at 15:00.

The location is at the Aces Road Cycle Track, opposite the Papal Cross.

Online registrations are closed now, but you can still register on the day in Phoenix Park.

www.facebook.com/events/261560507919892/

Blanchardstown Brass Band – Farmleigh House

14:00 – 16:00, Sun 29 Jul

Farmleigh House, Castleknock end of Phoenix Park, Dublin 15

The Blanchardstown Brass Band will perform in the bandstand of Farmleigh House. The band is one of Ireland’s oldest brass bands, who have been performing at events and venues around Dublin and beyond for 186 years.

Admission is free.

farmleigh.ie/event/music-in-the-bandstand-4/?instance_id=129

Bray Air Display 2018

14:00 – 17:30, Sun 29 Jul

Seafront, Bray, Co. Wicklow

This year’s Bray Air Display is happening on Saturday and Sunday. There will be a Food & Craft Village and a Fun Fair on the ground from 12:00, but the main focus are the activities in the air. The air show will start at 15:30 on Saturday and at 14:00 on Sunday.
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The “performers” on Saturday are
Irish Air Corps, Make-A-Wish CAP 232 & the Flying Dentist, Catalina PBY-5A, Shamrock 1940 (DC-3), Garda helicopter, The Flying Cow Vans RV7 solo display (Gerry Humphries), Irish Historic Flight Foundation (Stearman), Irish Parachute Club, Richard Goodwin Airshows (Pitts special), Strikemaster, Search & Rescue Coastguard, Royal Jordanian Falcons, ME109 & Mustang and Viggen Display.
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And on Sunday the lineup will be the same as on Saturday with the addition of
The Red Arrows, Aer Lingus, Shamrock 1936, The Blades Aerobatic Team, Tranchant Jet Team (Fouga jets), Irish Historic Flight Foundation (Chipmunks)
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Based on these lineups, I would strongly recommend that you go on Sunday rather than Saturday. There will be LOTS more people on Sunday, but the Red Arrows alone will make the event so different that you are missing out tooo much if you do NOT go on Sunday.
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Admission is free. Keep in mind that 10s of thousands of people are expected to go there an there are extensive road closures in Bray, so using public transport is strongly recommended. If you come by car, check the parking facilities and road closures here.

brayairdisplay.com/

Dublin Sketchers – Sunday Meet-up

14:00, Sun 29 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 29 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

James Aherne – Gig @ People’s Park

14:00 – 15:30, Sun 29 Jul

People’s Park, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

The weely People’s Park County Council Market will take place in Dun Laoghaire and James Aherne, tenor from Dublin will perform on the Metals outside People’s Park. (The Metals is between the park and the road along the sea.)

James Aherne’s repertoire ranges from Italian arias to contemporary classics.

Admission is free.

events.dlrcoco.ie/event/james-aherne

Pollinator Plan – Lecture & Walk

14:00, Sun 29 Jul

Phoenix Park Visitor Centre, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

A lecture about pollinators and a walk to record the many different species of bumblebee found will happen this Sunday.

Admission is free. Detalils about this event can be found in the brochure here.

Susan McKeown – Folk Gig

14:00 – 15:00, Sun 29 Jul

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

Grammy award?winning singer and songwriter Susan McKeown will perform a series of songs about her experience as a woman living in Dun Laoghaire. She will be joined by Ger Kiely (guitar) and Trevor Hutchinson (double bass)

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

www.eventbrite.ie/e/susan-mckeown-at-dlr-lexicon-tickets-47716246578

Print, Protest and the Polls – Curator’s Tour

14:30, Sun 29 Jul

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

A Curator’s Tour of the current temporary “Print, Protest, and The Polls: The Irish women’s suffrage campaign and the power of print media, 1908 – 1918” exhibtition in the National Print Museum will take place at 14:30 on Saturday and on Sunday with Donna Gilligan.

The exhibition commemorates the centenary of the first female vote in Ireland through exploration of the use of print media by the Irish suffragists, and their opponents, in their methods of promotion and protest.

Admission is free but spaces are limited and booking is required via (01) 660 3770.

In case all places are booked out, you can still see the exhibition, just without the guided tour. The exhibition will be on show until 30 September.

www.nationalprintmuseum.ie/collection-and-permanent-exhibition/temporary/

Chester Beatty Library – Guided Tour

15:00, Sun 29 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

Derek Hill and the View from Donegal – Curator’s Tour

15:00, Sun 29 Jul

Dublin Castle, Dame Street, Dublin 2

“Bringing together the work of major Irish and international artists such as Jack B. Yeats, Paul Henry and Pablo Picasso, this exhibition explores the life and legacy of the artist and collector Derek Hill.” Come to this special tour of the exhibition led by curator Adrian Kelly.

Admission is free. Suitable for adults. Meet in the entrance hall of the State Apartments in the upper courtyard of Dublin Castle.

The tour will take place on Saturday at 15:00 and again on Sunday at 15:00.

Hotter Than July 2018 – World Music Festival

15:00 – 20:00, Sun 29 Jul

Smithfield Plaza, Dublin 7

On Sunday the “Hotter Than July” world music festival is happening. It is a little ironic that it takes place AFTER the hot period in July and unfortunately some rain is forecasted for Sunday, BUT the temperatures are expected to reach 20 degrees, so don’t stay at home! :-)

Hotter Than July will feature Irish and international music and is a family-friendly cultural diversity event. Admission is free.

The hugely popular Samba drumming ensemble Morro 16 will start the festival at 15:00 and other performers are Leafzang (Irish/Brazilian Duo), Notify (modern trad), Billy Nankouma Konate (African percussionist), Fedah (Afrofuturistic neo-soul band), Toot Sweet & The Shadow Man (New Orleans Jazz + Funk), Parveen & Ilyas (Modern Indoian music), There will also be a Big Bang Dance Performance of African Dance and a Choral World Music performance lead by the Discovery Gospel Choir.

The event is organised by the Improvised Music Company and the Big Bang Festival and Dublin City Council.

www.improvisedmusic.ie/events/details/hotter-than-july-festival-2018

Museum Tour – National Print Museum

15:00 – 16:30, Sun 29 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

Proclaiming a Republic: The 1916 Rising – Tour

15:00 – 15:45, Sun 29 Jul

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

The tour “Proclaiming a Republic” will visit the “Proclaiming a Republic: The 1916 Rising” exhibition to explore some of the highlights of the Museum’s extensive Easter Week collection.

Admission is free. Places are limited and will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis 15 minutes before tour starts. Suitable for all ages.

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=3804

Treasures of the National Museum Tour

15:00 – 15:45, Sun 29 Jul

National Museum, Kildare Street (Archaeology), Dublin 2

A “Treasures of the National Museum Tour” will visit the iconic treasures in the National Museum, including the ‘Tara’ Brooch and the Ardagh Chalice.

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

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=3754

The High Leeson – Bluegrass Gig

18:00, Sun 29 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 29 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 29 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

Sunday Night Jazz Club

20:00, Sun 29 Jul

The Mission Bar, 30 Ellis Quay, Dublin 1

The Sunday Night Jazz Club at The Mission Bar hosted by Charlie Moon and Friends wil feature

Darragh Hennessy on organ, Brendan Doherty on drums and Peter Dobai on tenor saxophone.

Admission is free.

www.jazzireland.ie/jazz-events/gig/1909-sunday-night-jazz.html

Brian Meakin – Gig

21:00, Sun 29 Jul

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

Brian Meakin will play a gig in the Harbour Bar.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/theharbourbarbray

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 00:00, Sun 29 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

The Dublin Blues Cartel – Gig

22:30, Sun 29 Jul

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

The Dublin Blues Cartel will be in Whelan’s again and will perform mostly a version of New Orleans R’n’B with a classic Rock twist, sandwiched with Swing, Rock’n’Roll, Soul, Funk, Blues and Rap of all eras.

Admission is free.

www.whelanslive.com/

Monday 30 Jul

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Susie and the Story Shredder – Workshop

10:30, Mon 30 Jul

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

Susie and the Story Shredder …a work in progress is a show/workshop that will happen in a number of libraries in July. The event will be in Pearse Street Library at 10:30 and at 13:30.

Bombinate Theatre have created this performance and workshop. Admission is free but booking is required via 01-8421890

“All children’s stories are banned in the Kingdom of Levitas. King Levi says they make your brain go fuzzy and your hands turn green. Susie and Shredder works for the King, shredding stories from dusk ‘til dawn. But today, Susie will read a story for the very first time. Perhaps stories aren’t so scary after all…”

The workshops are designed for families and will involve the visual arts and activities to explore the themes identified in the play. Parents / Guardians are asked to remain with their children during the workshop.

Each session lasts 1hr 45 minutes – Performance (45 minutes) / short break (15 minutes) / Post Show Workshop (45 minutes). The performances and workshops are suitable for children aged 7 to 10 years.

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

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Mon 30 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

The National Library’s History & Heritage – Tour

12:00, Mon 30 Jul

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

Discover the owl in the floor and the lizard in the fireplace at the National Library. This family-friendly tour begins in the main hall of the Library and includes a visit to the Library’s iconic reading room.

Admission is free.

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

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Mon 30 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/

Song Cycle – Singer/Songwriter Showcase

20:00, Mon 30 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 30 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 30 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 30 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 30 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

Jimmy Smyth’s Organised – Gig

21:00, Mon 30 Jul

Leeson Lounge, 148 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4

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

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1188397997977188/

Trad Sessions

21:00 – 23:30, Mon 30 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 30 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 31 Jul

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Medieval Life – Family Workshop

10:30 – 16:30, Tue 31 Jul

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

The Family Workshop “Medieval Life” will take at 10:30 and again at 12:30 on Tuesday.

Join family workshop facilitator Katherine McCormack for this hands on workshop exploring life in a medieval cathedral.

Admission is free, but booking is required via the link below. Suitable for ages 6-12. Parents need to remain present for the duration of the workshop, but do not need to book a place for themselves.

www.stpatrickscathedral.ie/event/family-workshop-medieval-life/

Botanic Gardens Drop-in Activities for Children

11:00, Tue 31 Jul

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

The National Botanic Gardens runs “Kids Drop by Activities” every Tuesday until 28 August.

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.

www.facebook.com/events/982816088548254/

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Tue 31 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

Lamentation over the Dead Christ – Pop-up Art Talk

13:15 – 13:45, Tue 31 Jul

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

Join Lisa Flanagan for a talk about Perugino’s painting “The Lamentation over the Dead Christ”. Meet in front of the painting in Room 30.

Admission is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/lamentation-over-dead-christ

Terns are back – Bird Watch

18:30 – 20:00, Tue 31 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

The Dublin Language Exchange – Meetup

19:00, Tue 31 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/

Who killed Natacha? – Film screening

19:00 – 21:00, Tue 31 Jul

Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, 5-9 Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Natalia Estemirova was a leading human rights defender working since 2000 for the Memorial Human Rights Centre in the Chechen capital Grozny. Natalia was killed nine years ago on 15 July 2009. She gathered eyewitness accounts of crimes against humanity committed in the second Chechen conflict and investigated torture, enforced disappearances and extrajudicial executions. No justice has been served yet in Natalia Estemirova’s case and her murder remains unsolved nine years after she was killed.

Amnesty International will screen the film “Who killed Natacha?” by by the French journalist Mylene Sauloy. The film follows the investigation into the death of Natalia Estemirova, who was known to her friends as Natacha.

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

www.eventbrite.ie/e/film-screening-who-killed-natacha-tickets-43399971483

Camden Comedy

20:00 – 22:30, Tue 31 Jul

Anseo, 18 Camden Street Lower, Dublin 2

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

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

www.facebook.com/CamdenComedyDublin/

Dublin Bluegrass Collective – Gig

20:00, Tue 31 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 31 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 31 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

Ben Prevo – Gig

21:00, Tue 31 Jul

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

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

Admission is free.

thebowery.ie/calander/

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 23:00, Tue 31 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 Lounge Quintet – Jazz Gig

21:00, Tue 31 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 31 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 31 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 01 Aug

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Rathfarnham Castle – Free Admission

09:00, Wed 01 Aug

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.

Drawing Group for Adults – Rua Red

11:00, Wed 01 Aug

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

Learn and Explore with the Mobile Music School

11:00, Wed 01 Aug

Libraries in Dublin (various)

Explore the world and sounds of music through action songs, rhythm and musical games. Children will learn to perform songs and compose music using set sounds.

Wednesday 1 August at 11:00 in Ballymun Library – for children age 8 to 11 years. Book via 01-8421890
Wednesday 1 August at 14:30 in Finglas Library – for children age 4 to 7 years. Book via 01-8344906
Thursday 2 August at 11:00 in Inchicore Library – for children age 4 to 7 years. Book via 01-4533793
Thursday 2 August at 14:30 in Dolphin’s Barn Library – for children age 4 to 7 years. Book via 01-4530681

Admission is free, but booking is required with the respective library.

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

Secret Life of Whales & Dolphins – Drop-in Activity

11:00 – 13:00, Wed 01 Aug

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

Drop into the Discovery Zone in the Natural History Museum and find out about whales and dolphins with the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group. See some whale baleen and skulls and find out how these underwater mammals feed and communicate.

Admission is free. Suitable for all ages.

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=3726

Storytelling with Peter Rabbit’s cousin

11:00, Wed 01 Aug

Pembroke Library, Anglesea Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

Peter Rabbit always has great stories to tell. This summer his cousin Percy is coming to visit and he wants to tell you some of Peter’s favourite stories. He will ask you to help make up a new story for Peter that he will love as well as creating your own puppet show that everyone will take part in. Suitable for children aged 4 to 7 years.

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

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-culture-and-amenities-dublin-city-public-libraries-and-archive-events-6

Summer Storytime in Raheny Library

11:00, Wed 01 Aug

Raheny Library, Howth Road, Dublin 5

A Summer Storytime with Ronan will take place in Raheny Library for 3-6 year olds.

Admission is free and there is no requirement to book.

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-culture-and-amenities-dublin-city-public-libraries-and-archive-events/summer-2

Summer Storytime in Raheny Library

11:00, Wed 01 Aug

Raheny Library, Howth Road, Dublin 5

A Summer Storytime with Ronan will take place in Raheny Library for 3-6 year olds.

Admission is free and there is no requirement to book.

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-culture-and-amenities-dublin-city-public-libraries-and-archive-events/summer-2

Toddler Time with Sarah Sparkles

11:00, Wed 01 Aug

Coolock Public Library, Barryscourt Road, Coolock, Dublin 17

Storytelling, Games and Song with Sarah Sparkles, who comes colourfully dressed with added sparkle and a smile to entertain. Interactive storytelling with puppets and props. Join in with the music, dancing and movement to make the stories and rhymes come alive. Suitable for children age 1 to 4 years. To be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

Admission is free, but booking is required via 01-8477781

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

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Wed 01 Aug

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

Treasures of the Bog Trail- Drop-in Activity

12:00 – 14:00, Wed 01 Aug

National Museum, Kildare Street (Archaeology), Dublin 2

The Drop-in activity “Treasures of the Bog Trail” will take place in the National Museum in Kildare Street and is suitable for Ages 8+.

“Bogs are fascinating places for archaeologists. Take our Treasures of the Bog trail to learn more about the unusual artefacts found in bogs – from butter to books and even an entire boat! Uncover the secrets of Ireland’s wetlands then make a bog treasure armlet of your own to take home.”

Admission is free. No booking required.

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=3755

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Wed 01 Aug

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

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

www.ifi.ie/

Low priced books with free delivery!

13:00, Wed 01 Aug

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!

Irish National War Memorial Gardens – Guided Tour

14:00, Wed 01 Aug

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/

Magic Mystery Maps – Children’s Workshop

14:00, Wed 01 Aug

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

The Children’s Workshop “Magic Mystery Maps” will look at all the maps everywhere: on our phones, in our cars, on walls and adverts. But how much do we really know about them? Explore our world through maps in this fun workshop, asking questions about how maps are made and how we understand them. Suitable for kids aged 7+.

Admission is free.

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

The Secret of Kells- Film Screening

14:00, Wed 01 Aug

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

The screening of the film “The Secret of Kells” (English. 2009, PG, 75 min)will take place in the Chester Beatty Library.

It is a animated story of a young monk in medieval Ireland on a dangerous quest to help complete an ancient but unfinished book.

Admission is free.

cbl.ticketsolve.com/shows/1173587978

Music Rhythm and Drumming Workshop for Kids

14:30, Wed 01 Aug

Ballyfermot Library, Ballyfermot Road, Dublin 10

Neil Dowling of Drum Nature hosts this fully interactive music workshop featuring different drums and percussion instruments from around the world. Children will play several different instruments as well as learning about rhythm composition and working as an ensemble. No previous music experience is necessary.

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

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

Dwarf Jar Wednesday Jazz

19:30 – 22:00, Wed 01 Aug

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 01 Aug

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 01 Aug

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/

Brand New Switcharoo – Roots Gig

20:00, Wed 01 Aug

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 01 Aug

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 01 Aug

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 01 Aug

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 01 Aug

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 01 Aug

Leeson Lounge, 148 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4

Los Paradiso are playing Rockabilly, Tex Mex, Western Swing, Surf in the Leeson Lounge. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated.

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

Trad Session

21:30, Wed 01 Aug

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 01 Aug

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 02 Aug

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Grangegorman Military Cemetery – Tour

11:00, Thu 02 Aug

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: What’s for dinner? – Drop-in activity

11:00 – 13:00, Thu 02 Aug

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

At the “Inspectorium: What’s for dinner?”, a Drop-in activity for families, you will peek inside the mouths of different animals and match their skulls to the different foods that they eat.

Admission is free.

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=3727

Learn and Explore with the Mobile Music School

11:00, Thu 02 Aug

Libraries in Dublin (various)

Explore the world and sounds of music through action songs, rhythm and musical games. Children will learn to perform songs and compose music using set sounds.

Wednesday 1 August at 11:00 in Ballymun Library – for children age 8 to 11 years. Book via 01-8421890
Wednesday 1 August at 14:30 in Finglas Library – for children age 4 to 7 years. Book via 01-8344906
Thursday 2 August at 11:00 in Inchicore Library – for children age 4 to 7 years. Book via 01-4533793
Thursday 2 August at 14:30 in Dolphin’s Barn Library – for children age 4 to 7 years. Book via 01-4530681

Admission is free, but booking is required with the respective library.

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

Storytelling with Peter Rabbit’s cousin

11:00, Thu 02 Aug

Ringsend Library, Fitzwilliam Street, Dublin 4

Peter Rabbit always has great stories to tell. This summer his cousin Percy is coming to visit and he wants to tell you some of Peter’s favourite stories. He will ask you to help make up a new story for Peter that he will love as well as creating your own puppet show that everyone will take part in. Suitable for children aged 4 to 7 years.

Admission is free, but booking is required via 01-6680063

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-culture-and-amenities-dublin-city-public-libraries-and-archive-events-6

Toddler Time – Music, Drama

11:00, Thu 02 Aug

Walkinstown Library, Percy French Road, Walkinstown, Dublin 12

Music and Drama for Toddlers – Dance, sing and play along to popular stories and songs with Anita Nicholson. Spark your imagination and become a character from some favourite classic stories. Dance and move with the music and discover how you can join the best band in the world.

Admission is free but booking is required via 01-4558159

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

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Thu 02 Aug

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

Opera in the Open – Amphitheatre

13:00 – 14:00, Thu 02 Aug

Amphitheatre, Dublin City Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8

August is the month for the yearly “Opera in the Open” at the Amphitheatre behind Dublin City Offices and not far from Christ Church Cathedral. For the first four Thursdays a lunchtime performance of an opera will take place. This year the performances are:

+ 02 Aug: Don Giovanni – Amadeus Mozart
+ 09 Aug: Hansel & Gretel – Engelbert Humperdinck
+ 16 Aug: L’Heure Espagnol – Maurice Ravel
+ 23 Aug: Lucia di Lammermoor – Gaetano Donizetti

Admission is free. In very bad weather it can happen that the event will get cancelled. In that case notifications should be on the Facebook Page below.

www.facebook.com/operaintheopen/

Temple Bar Craft Market

14:00 – 20:00, Thu 02 Aug

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

14:00, Thu 02 Aug

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

10 years of Gaphene – Why the hype and what’s next? – Talk

18:00 – 19:00, Thu 02 Aug

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

“10 years of Graphene – Why the hype and what’s next?” is a talk in the Science Gallery.

In 2008, Professors Jonathan Coleman and Valeria Nicolosi, Investigators in AMBER and Trinity’s Schools of Physics and Chemistry respectively, published a paper in Nature Nanotechnology describing a new method to produce defect-free graphene nanosheets. Graphene is a single atom-thick sheet of carbon atoms and has extraordinary properties from strength 200 times that of steel, to conductivity, permeability and flexibility. These developments have led to breakthroughs in a number of applications areas, notably energy storage devices and electronics.

Find out more about what graphene could enable, from sensors to replacing plastics. Professors Coleman and Nicolosi will each give a 20-minute public talk about their research at the conclusion of their 10th anniversary one-day academic workshop in Trinity. This talk does not require a background in science, it is for anybody with a curiosity about the materials of the future! There will be plenty of time for questions from the audience.

Prof Jonathan Coleman will take about “Kitchen Physics: Nanoscience using household stuff”
Prof Valeria Nicolosi’s talk is entitled “Nanomaterials to power our world”.

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

www.eventbrite.com/e/10-years-of-graphene-why-the-hype-and-whats-next-tickets-47666382433

Jazz Club at Sweetman’s – Gig

18:00 – 20:00, Thu 02 Aug

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 02 Aug

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/

New to Dublin? Dublin Expats Meeting

19:00, Thu 02 Aug

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 02 Aug

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/

Whelan’s Trad & Folk Festival 2018

19:00, Thu 02 Aug

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

The Whelan’s Trad and Folk Festival 2018 will take place from Thur 02- Sun 05 August. There will be over 20 acts on 3 stages in Whelan’s and admission to all gigs is free. The line up includes

THE ESKIES
CALL THE DANCERS
OCELOTS
EOIN DILLON
AL-FI
LISA LOUGHREY
THE EMERALD ARMADA
WHISTLE
THE RATTLING KIND
JUNIOR BROTHER
GRAND BAND
KEVIN MEEHAN
TRADITIONAL ARTS COLLECTIVE

A schedule is not yet available, but I am sure that closer to the date you will find the exact timings on the website below.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/whelans-trad-folk-fest-2018/

Table Quiz Thursday – Grand Social

20:00 – 23:00, Thu 02 Aug

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

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

Admission is free.

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

East Coast Jazz Band – Gig

21:00, Thu 02 Aug

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

The East Coast Jazz Band is playing Dixieland Jazz in Bray.

Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/east-coast-jazz-band7

Singer Songwriter Night – Mother Reilly’s

21:00, Thu 02 Aug

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

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

www.facebook.com/motherreillysADMIN

The Explojans – Gig

21:00, Thu 02 Aug

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

The Explojans are playing Trojan Reggae in Bray.

Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/the-explojans1

Brady’s Fun Pub Quiz

21:30, Thu 02 Aug

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 02 Aug

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 02 Aug

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 02 Aug

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 02 Aug

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/

Friday 03 Aug

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The Story of the Capital – Exhibition in Dublin City Hall

10:00 – 17:15, Fri 03 Aug

City Hall, Dame Street, Dublin 2

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

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

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

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

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Fri 03 Aug

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

Francis Place’s Drawings – Pop-up Art Talk

13:15 – 13:45, Fri 03 Aug

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

Join Michelle Naylor as she discusses drawings by Francis Place that are currently on display in the exhibition Drawing Dublin. Meet in the Print Gallery.

Admission is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/francis-places-drawings

Arbour Hill Cemetery Tour

14:00, Fri 03 Aug

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/

The Cafe Duo – Jazz in TramCafe

17:30 – 20:00, Fri 03 Aug

TramCafe, Wolfe Tone Square, Jervis Street, Dublin 1

The TramCafe is the venue for Dublin’s only after work Jazz event on a Friday. The Cafe Duo will play every Friday Jazz, Soul and Bossa Nova.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/thetramcafedublin

Whelan’s Trad & Folk Festival 2018

19:00, Fri 03 Aug

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

The Whelan’s Trad and Folk Festival 2018 will take place from Thur 02- Sun 05 August. There will be over 20 acts on 3 stages in Whelan’s and admission to all gigs is free. The line up includes

THE ESKIES
CALL THE DANCERS
OCELOTS
EOIN DILLON
AL-FI
LISA LOUGHREY
THE EMERALD ARMADA
WHISTLE
THE RATTLING KIND
JUNIOR BROTHER
GRAND BAND
KEVIN MEEHAN
TRADITIONAL ARTS COLLECTIVE

A schedule is not yet available, but I am sure that closer to the date you will find the exact timings on the website below.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/whelans-trad-folk-fest-2018/

Cornucopia – Live Music

19:30 – 21:30, Fri 03 Aug

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

Like a Version – Gig

21:00, Fri 03 Aug

Liquor Rooms, 7 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

“Like a Version” is a modern swing band playing charleston, ragtime, boogie woogie & swing styles.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/201921790505805/

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Fri 03 Aug

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/

Miles Graham – Gig

21:00, Fri 03 Aug

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

Miles Graham is playing Funk/Soul in Bray.

Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/miles-graham3

Albert Ross Foundation – Gig

22:00, Fri 03 Aug

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 before 22:00

thebowery.ie/calander/

McGowans Single Night

22:00, Fri 03 Aug

McGowan’s, 17 Phibsborough Road, Dublin 7

McGowans in Phibsborough run a monthly Singles Night. There will be music, games and ice breakers.

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

www.eventbrite.ie/e/mcgowans-singles-night-tickets-48196835031

Old School – Gig

22:00, Fri 03 Aug

Leeson Lounge, 148 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4

“Old School” are playing 40s Swing Jazz and they will be in the Leeson Lounge for a gig.

Admission is free.

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

Events Coming Up

Dublin Mountains Partnership – Guided Walks

07+08+13+15+21+22+28+29 July

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 on 07+08+13 (night walk)+15+21+22+28+29 July.

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:

Vodafone Comedy Festival: 26-29 July

Trinity Summer Series: 23-29 July

8-Bit Gaming Conference: 28+29 July

Gaze International LGBT Film Festival: 02-06 August

Beatyard: 03-05 August

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This is odd

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!

Live is TOUGH when you are given the correct change!

OMG! What has our world come to? A gentleman was traveling on the DART from Lansdowne Road to Dun Laoghaire and he bought a ticket at the ticket machine. The ticket was EUR 2.70 and he had only a EUR 20 note. So he put the money in the machine and the machine gave him a ticket AND gave him the CORRECT amount of money back. But that didn’t please this gentleman and he had to make a video clip to complain about ….. the fact that the machine gave him the correct amount of money in COINS. What a HORRIBLE and UPSETTING experience!! :-O

The gentlemen was not just anybody, no, it was Conor McGregor’s father and I guess that is one of the reasons why it got picked up by a number of people and then also made it into some media channels. Someone also grabbed the video and made it available for all of us on YouTube youtu.be/hrq-2FFFcrc so that we can have a laugh or a head-shake about the tough tough life that McGregor’s dad has to endure.

Oh, you wonder WHY getting coins back was a problem? Well, didn’t you know that he wears a “slim-fit, hand-fitted, Hugo Boss suit”, so where in god’s name would he room for coins??

Life is sooooo tough for some!!

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