Dublin Event Guide 593: Stokerland, Macnas Parade, Halloween Festivals & Events

October 27th, 2018
DEG Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events)

No. 593 | 26 October 2018

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Hi all!

Wishing you a Spooky Halloween! But before that we have a Presidential Election (result), an important referendum (result), a clock/time change and a bank holiday and I really don’t know which of all these is the most exciting one, but it must be Halloween! ;-) I gathered as many events for you again as possible and I’d say you will be happy! I ran into a problem on Friday night which delayed the completion of this week’s Dublin Event Guide and then there were soooo many Halloween events that it took even longer. :-O

The fund raising to pay for the bills is going extremely bad this month. November is around the corner and the October bill still stands at EUR 165. That is super serious and I really really really need your help! Please, if you can support the Dublin Event Guide, 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!

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

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

Have an event-full weekend and week,

–Joerg

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Feel good slot

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

This week’s Feel Good Slot quote is from Speaker and Business Trainer Doug Firebaugh. He said

Every day do something that will inch you closer to a better tomorrow. – Doug Firebaugh

What I love about this quote is that it talks about quite small but consistent change. It doesn’t tell you to make MASSIVE shifts. Big changes are difficult, but small changes everyone can make. If you make these small changes consistently, you achieve a BIG change over time and that is MUCH better than to decide not to change “because it is too hard”. So make these small changes every day!

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Support

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

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

Last week Noelle H, Tara R, Mairin M, Ann McP, Cornelia K and Meav NiM were so great to help with a very much needed donation. Thanks! Every cent counts and without all these contributions the Dublin Event Guide won’t continue.

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

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

You can donate online by following this link to the PayPal&CreditCard donation page. If you want to transfer your donation directly to my account, just send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com and I will send you the details.

In the last 12 months the following wonderful people have sponsored this Dublin Event Guide:
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EnergiaThe main sponsor is Energia and their support is hugely appreciated! Energia provides cost efficient electricity and gas to Irish homes and businesses. The company is committed to developing renewable energy sources in Ireland and over 25% of the country’s wind power is supplied through Energia. Energia‘s power plants in North Dublin are capable of providing enough energy to power 1.2 million homes.

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

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Joergs Picks

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

National Harp Day on Saturday, a new Science Gallery exhibition and some Halloween events at the National Botanic Garden are my picks this week! Have a great weekend!

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Competitions

Release Your Voice – Singing Workshop – Ticket Competition

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

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

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

The fee for the full day of training is EUR 70 and if you tell Joan at the time of booking that you found out about the course in the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events), you will even only pay EUR 60. – Book your place via 086-3844527 or via freeyourvoice@outlook.com now!

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

To enter the competition send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with VOICE1811 in the subject line and with your name and mobile phone number in the body of the mail. Your mail has to be with me by 12:00 on Tuesday 06 November.

www.facebook.com/events/352687808831320/

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Electric Vehicles: Irish Government needs to do better

Last week I read somewhere that there are now approx. 7,000 Electric Vehicles (EV) registered in Ireland. But the Irish government has committed to 20,000 on Irish roads by 2020 and 500,000 by 2030. :-O The 20,000 number doesn’t look reachable unless more is done to promote EVs.

In 10 years from 2020 to 2030 a lot can happen, so it is impossible at the moment to make any guesses about the reachability of that BIG goal, but the next milestone is – based on current uptake – impossible to reach.

National Museum now open 7 days per week!

The National Museum has announced that from 22 October they will now also open on Mondays. The opening hours on Mondays are shorter than on other weekdays, but it is great that visitors will now be able to visit the four National Museum sites seven days a week. The new opening hours are:

Sun+Mon 13:00-17:00 / Tue – Sat 10:00-17:00

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Death of Concert Promoter John Reynolds

You probably have never heard his name, but you definitely have heard about his work! Concert Promoter John Reynolds died suddenly at the age of just 52 during the week and he certainly left his footprints all over the cultural scene in Ireland. Not so much in the free event world, but very much so in the concert world.

He founded the Electric Picnic festival and was heavily involved with Forbidden Fruit, All Together Now, Vinyl and he also ran the POD and Red Box clubs in Harcourt Street.

52 is MUCH too young to die and unfortunately the family is not shedding any light on what happened to him.

RTE reported his death here.

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_wk44

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.

Irish Astronomical Society – Exhibition in Phoenix Park

01-30 November

Phoenix Park Visitor Centre, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

There will be an exhibition by the Irish Astronomical Society at the Phoenix Park Visitor Centre in November.

Admission is free.

www.phoenixpark.ie/event/irish-astronomical-society/?instance_id=3741

Rare Times – Exhibition by Jason Symes & Gabriel Rosenstock

04 Oct – 20 Nov

Alliance Francaise, 1 Kildare Street, Dublin 2

The exhibition Rare Times by Gabriel Rosenstock and Jason Symes celebrates the interface between words and images and examines how the fusion of haiku and photography can bring us back in touch with our deepest selves.

Admission is free.

www.alliance-francaise.ie/gallery/

Lustre & InFlux

27 Sept – 08 Jan (10:00-17:00)

Farmleigh House, Castleknock end of Phoenix Park, Dublin 15

Lustre & InFlux is an exhibition of innovative work of Ireland’s newest goldsmithing and ceramic graduates of the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland’s Centres of Excellence in Jewellery and Goldsmithing and in Ceramics in Kilkenny.

Lustre showcases beautiful pieces designed and made by the most recent graduates of the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland’s Centre of Excellence in Jewellery & Goldsmithing, work in gold, silver, platinum and gemstones. A highlight of the exhibition is an exquisite collection of ten Fabergé-style eggs.

InFlux shows the results of two years of training in all aspects of ceramics skills and design at DCCoI’s Centre of Excellence in Ceramics which is based in Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny. ‘Flux’ in ceramics describes a material that will cause silica, which has a natural melting point of 1700°C, to melt at a lower temperature thus forming ceramic glazes. In general terms, the word ‘flux’ also means continuous change and movement and can be applied to the development of ideas and designs and best describes the diversity of this work.

Admission is free.

farmleigh.ie/event/lustre-and-influx/?instance_id=173

Saturday 27 Oct

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Car Boot Sales – Tallaght

08:00 – 12:00, Sat 27 Oct

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/

Dockers & Demons Festival – Ringsend

09:00, Sat 27 Oct

Ringsend / Irishtown

The Dockers and Demons Festival in the Irishtown/Ringsend/Docklands area will run from 27-31 October. There will be a Curious Cabaret, a Zombie Teen Disco, Freaky Funhouse, Seniors Halloween Monsters Ball, Fun Craft Workshops, local entertainment and historical tours.

The festival concludes with the Dockers & Demons Parade and Street Party which takes place on Thorncastle Street from 18:30-21:30 on Halloween Night.

Admission is free. The full list of events is here.

dockersanddemons.com/

Dublin Marathon EXPO

09:00 – 19:00, Sat 27 Oct

RDS, Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

The Dublin Marathon Expo, where all 20,000 participants need to collect their race number and timing chip will take place in the Main Hall of the RDS and admission is free. The main purpose of the event is to hand out the race number etc., but there are also a few stalls that sell and show running related equipment and nutritional items.

Even if you are not taking part in the Marathon but are a runner at other events there might be something for you. Admission is free.

sseairtricitydublinmarathon.ie/frequently-asked-questions/

Honest2Goodness Food Market

09:30 – 16:00, Sat 27 Oct

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 27 Oct

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 27 Oct

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 27 Oct

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 27 Oct

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 – 16:00, Sat 27 Oct

Jamestown Market, 90 Jamestown Road, Inchicore, Dublin 8

Jamestown Flea Market + Car Boot Sale takes place every Sat+Sun from 10:00-16:00. (Come early, though! It seems that traders already start packing up around 15:30.) You can reach the market 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 27 Oct

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 27 Oct

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 27 Oct

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 27 Oct

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 27 Oct

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 27 Oct

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 27 Oct

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/

Stokerland – Victorian Fun Park

11:00 – 16:30, Sat 27 Oct

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

Stokerland is a Victorian Fun Park for the whole family with street theatre, a performance tent, face painting, macabre thrills, and ghoulish games. There will also be a food village, story telling, theatre and fair ground rides. Stokerland is part of the Bram Stoker Festival and will take place on Saturday and Sunday.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/249471905711983/

Draw with Don in the Gallery Shop

11:30 – 12:30, Sat 27 Oct

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

Come to the Gallery Shop for a free Halloween-themed drawing session and book signing with Don Conroy, artist and children’s author.

Admission is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/draw-don-gallery-shop

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Sat 27 Oct

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

Inti macy – Science Gallery Exhibition

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 27 Oct

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

The current exhibition in the Science Gallery is called “Inti macy” and it will run from 19 October until 24 February. (You probably see that there is a space in the middle of the exhibition title. That is to trick any spam filter that doesn’t like too private or personal words. In the following text I will use “Personal Connection” as a replacement title.)

The exhibition is looking at Personal Space and Personal Connection. What does it mean to be connected? And what really is connection? Can we connect virtually or does it have to be real?

Some of the most interesting exhibits are:

+ Companion Cat and Robot Flatmate
+ Hello Machine, a phone system for spontaneous conversations with strangers
+ Measure your Personal Space
+ A virtual reality system that allows visitors to experience the world through the eyes and body of another person.

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/intimacy/

Make your own Fossil – Natural Museum

12:00 – 16:00, Sat 27 Oct

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

Come to the Discovery Zone in the Natural Museum to meet a team of scientists from Geological Survey Ireland. Learn about Ireland’s geological past and even make your own fossil.

Admission is free and no booking is required for this Drop-in Activity.

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=3882

Mindfulness – Chester Beatty Library

12:00, Sat 27 Oct

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

A “Slow Art Tour – Mindfulness” will take place at the Chester Beatty Library.

Mary Dowling will bring you on a thoughtful exploration of selected artworks from the Gift of a Lifetime exhibition. Make a mental connection with the material, share your observations with others or immerse yourself the space created there and then.

Admission is free, but limited to the first 10 Participants. Meeting point is in the artium of the museum.

cbl.ticketsolve.com/shows/1173589874

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Sat 27 Oct

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/

Chester Beatty Library – Guided Tour

14:00, Sat 27 Oct

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

Every Saturday a free guided tour will take place in the Chester Betty Library. The tour starts at 14:00.

In addition there is another free tour every Wednesday at 13:00 and one on Sundays at 15:00

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

Intercultural Tour in Arabic – Chester Beatty Library

14:00, Sat 27 Oct

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

An Intercultural Tour in Arabic Language with Community Ambassador Asmaa Ashour willt ake place.

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

cbl.ticketsolve.com/shows/1173589916

The Phantom of the Flats – Halloween Festival

17:00 – 20:30, Sat 27 Oct

Dublin (various locations)

There will be even more Halloween Festivals, but you have to check the bits of information about them on the website below:

+ Phantom of the Flat – Dorset Street flats – 27+31 Oct, 17:00-20:30
+ Liberties Halloween Monster Bash – Digtal Court, Rainsford Street, Dublin 8 – 31 Oct, 16:00-18:00
+ Haunted House – F2 Centre, Rialto – 31 Oct, 15:00-17:00
+ Pumpkin Party – Markievicz Park, Ballyfermot – 31 Oct, 11:00

Admission is free to all of these events.

www.dublincity.ie/halloweenevents

St. Mary’s Pro-Cathedral Girl’s Choir

18:00, Sat 27 Oct

St. Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, 83 Marlborough Street, Dublin 1

The St. Mary’s Pro Cathedral not only has a boys choir, but also a girls choir. The girls perform every Saturday evening in the vigil mass at 18:00.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/St-Marys-Pro-Cathedral-Girls-Choir-251523458258455/

Spooktacular Fancy Dress Halloween Party

19:30, Sat 27 Oct

Arlington Hotel, 23 Bachelor’s Walk, Dublin 1

The Arlington Hotel near O’Connell Bridge is inviting to a “Spooktacular Fancy Dress Halloween Party” with live bands.

The line-up will be

Sat 27 Oct: Joe Petit & Band
Sun 28 Oct: Juno

Admission is free. The best costume will win a travel voucher from a EUR 500 prize pot.

www.facebook.com/events/1378213958999878/

Night of the Dead – Gig Night

20:00, Sat 27 Oct

Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

Secret Cellar are running a Halloween acoustic gig in the Vintage Rooms at the Workman’s Club on Saturday.

The line-up is Kevin Nolan, Jem Mitchell, Bayonets, Edwin T Wright.

Admission is free.

theworkmansclub.com/events/secret-cellar-presents-night-of-the-dead/

CoalTrain – Gig

21:00, Sat 27 Oct

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

CoalTrain will play lues and Rock ‘n’ Roll in the Harbour Bar.

Admission is free.

theharbourbar.ie/events/1717/coaltrain/

Grand – Halloween Gig

21:00, Sat 27 Oct

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

The band “Grand” will perform at this Zombie themed Halloween gig. (Every Zombie will get a free shot.)

Admission is free before 21:00 and is EUR 5 afterwards.

sin-e.ie/events/grand-halloween-zombie-apocalypse/

Halloween Weekend – Neon Knights – Gig

21:00, Sat 27 Oct

Palmerstown House, Old Lucan Road, Palmerstown, Dublin 20

Palmerstown House is running live gigs this Halloween Weekend.

Sat 27 Oct: Neon Knights
Sun 28: The Reflex – 80s Tribute

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/744260219247248/

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Sat 27 Oct

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/

Sean O’B / Modernlove – Gigs

22:30, Sat 27 Oct

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Sean O’B will play a gig in Whelan’s and support will be provided by Modernlove.

Admission is free before 22:30.

www.facebook.com/events/156422801967646

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Car Boot Sales – Ballymun

08:00 – 13:00, Sun 28 Oct

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

Wintertime Clock Change

08:00, Sun 28 Oct

Dublin (various locations)

On Saturday night / Sunday morning at 02:00, the clock will be put back by 1 hour to 01:00 to go back to Wintertime or GMT.

While there is a good chance that the twice yearly clock changes will soon come to an end and we will probably stay on Summertime from 2021 (or possibly even before), there might be a few more before that. The autumn clock change means that you get an additional hour of sleep. That’s not a bad thing.

When you wake up on Sunday morning, you should check though if the clock change worked. Smartphones and computers do NOT require you to change the time, they are smart enough to do that themselves. But analogue clocks do need you.

If you are completely confused and don’t know anymore what the correct time is, just go to Google and type in “time now” and the current accurate time will be shown.

Dockers & Demons Festival – Ringsend

09:00, Sun 28 Oct

Ringsend / Irishtown

The Dockers and Demons Festival in the Irishtown/Ringsend/Docklands area will run from 27-31 October. There will be a Curious Cabaret, a Zombie Teen Disco, Freaky Funhouse, Seniors Halloween Monsters Ball, Fun Craft Workshops, local entertainment and historical tours.

The festival concludes with the Dockers & Demons Parade and Street Party which takes place on Thorncastle Street from 18:30-21:30 on Halloween Night.

Admission is free. The full list of events is here.

dockersanddemons.com/

Dublin Marathon 2018

09:00 – 16:00, Sun 28 Oct

Dublin (various locations)

On Sunday the 2018 version of the Dublin Marathon will happen again. Approx. 20,000 (!!!) participants will run, jog or walk the 42km. Start is in Fitzwilliam Street and Finish is at Merrion Square, but 42 km is a LOT, so to put that distance between the Start and Finish means that the Marathon will cover (and affect) a huge area of Dublin. The route map can be found here. There will be partial and total road closures all over Dublin and the full list is here.

Participation is not free (and registration is long closed), but the runners do appreciate your support along the route. Cheer them on if you can!

Sponsor of the Marathon in 2018 is SSE Airtricity.

www.sseairtricitydublinmarathon.ie/

Belgard Weekend Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 28 Oct

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 – 16:00, Sun 28 Oct

Jamestown Market, 90 Jamestown Road, Inchicore, Dublin 8

Jamestown Flea Market + Car Boot Sale takes place every Sat+Sun from 10:00-16:00. (Come early, though! It seems that traders already start packing up around 15:30.) You can reach the market 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 28 Oct

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 28 Oct

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 28 Oct

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 28 Oct

Arts and Business Campus, 40 Drumcondra Road Lower

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

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

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/abcdrumcondramarket

Dun Laoghaire Market

11:00 – 16:00, Sun 28 Oct

People’s Park, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

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

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

Jazz + Bluegrass for Brunch on Sundays

11:00 – 16:30, Sun 28 Oct

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

Magical Plants – Children’s Event

11:00, Sun 28 Oct

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

Thie event is all about Magical Plants in the Witch’s Garden. Join the coven to find out more about using garlic to ward off vampires, plants for potions and spells, poisonous plants and even some rarely seen invisible plants.

The event is for children, an age is not specified.Admission seems to be free.

It will take place on Sun 28 Oct at 11:00 and 11:30 / Mon 29 Oct 11:00 and 11:30 / Tue 30 Oct 11:00 and 11:30 and Wed 31 Oct 11:00 and 11:30.

www.facebook.com/events/303305183794147/

Palestrina Choir

11:00, Sun 28 Oct

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

Stokerland – Victorian Fun Park

11:00 – 16:30, Sun 28 Oct

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

Stokerland is a Victorian Fun Park for the whole family with street theatre, a performance tent, face painting, macabre thrills, and ghoulish games. There will also be a food village, story telling, theatre and fair ground rides. Stokerland is part of the Bram Stoker Festival and will take place on Saturday and Sunday.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/249471905711983/

The Green Door Market – Food/Farmer’s Market

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 28 Oct

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 28 Oct

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

This is a Drop-in family workshop with Peter Donnelly, author and illustrator of ‘The President’s Glasses’. At this weekly 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 workshops are suitable for children of all ages, and take place in the Maples and Calder Creative Space in the Atrium.

Admission is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/drop-family-workshop-peter-donnelly-author-presidents-glasses

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Sun 28 Oct

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 28 Oct

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/

Children’s Book Clinic

12:00 – 16:00, Sun 28 Oct

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

A Children’s book clinic in the National Gallery will help children to find the next exciting book to read.

Admission is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/childrens-book-clinic

Creepy Crafts – Drop-in Activity

12:00 – 15:00, Sun 28 Oct

Rathfarnham Castle, Rathfarnham Road, Dublin 14

Create scary Halloween decorations full of ghoulish creepy crawlies and frightening monsters. This is a free drop-in craft activity for children (must be accompanied by an adult).

www.facebook.com/events/236919757180331/

Guided Walks – Botanic Gardens

12:00 – 15:30, Sun 28 Oct

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

Inti macy – Science Gallery Exhibition

12:00 – 18:00, Sun 28 Oct

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

The current exhibition in the Science Gallery is called “Inti macy” and it will run from 19 October until 24 February. (You probably see that there is a space in the middle of the exhibition title. That is to trick any spam filter that doesn’t like too private or personal words. In the following text I will use “Personal Connection” as a replacement title.)

The exhibition is looking at Personal Space and Personal Connection. What does it mean to be connected? And what really is connection? Can we connect virtually or does it have to be real?

Some of the most interesting exhibits are:

+ Companion Cat and Robot Flatmate
+ Hello Machine, a phone system for spontaneous conversations with strangers
+ Measure your Personal Space
+ A virtual reality system that allows visitors to experience the world through the eyes and body of another person.

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/intimacy/

Sunday at Noon – Classical Concerts

12:00 – 13:00, Sun 28 Oct

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

The Sundays at Noon Concert Series continues in the Sculpture Gallery at the Hugh Lane Gallery. This series of free (mainly classical) concerts continues to present the best of Irish and International music and musicians. Concerts run from September to June.

The next concert will feature Miriam Roycroft on cello and Lance Coburn on piano.

They will perform Beethoven: Sonata in A major Op. 69 and Chopin: Sonata in g minor Op. 65

www.hughlane.ie/past-sunday-concerts/2309-sundaysnoon-miriam-roycroft

Family Tour – National Gallery

12:30 – 13:15, Sun 28 Oct

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-31

Low priced books with free delivery!

13:00, Sun 28 Oct

Dublin (various locations)

Free Delivery on all Books at the Book Depository

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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!

Jacqueleen and the Beanstalk – Puppet Theatre

13:30 – 16:00, Sun 28 Oct

Phoenix Park Visitor Centre, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

The Phoenix Park Visitor is is inviting to a Puppet Theatre show on Sunday. The show will happen at 13:30 and again at 15:00.
Moon & Sixpence Puppet Theatre will perform “Jacqueleen’s adventures with the beanstalk”.

Admission is free. The event information is in this PDF.

Dublin Sketchers – Sunday Meet-up

14:00, Sun 28 Oct

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 28 Oct

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

Ardagh 150th Anniversary Tour

14:30 – 15:15, Sun 28 Oct

National Museum, Kildare Street (Archaeology), Dublin 2

The Ardagh 150th Anniversary Tour celebrates the 150th Anniversary of the finding of the Ardagh Chalice. Join this special tour of Treasury Exhibition exploring Ireland’s most famous and iconic object. Learn about the people of early medieval Ireland, the influence of the coming of Christianity to Ireland in the 5th century and how the Ardagh Chalice, among other fine metal objects, were made and designed.

Admission is free. No booking required. Meet at Reception. Places are allocated on a first come first served basis. Suitable for ages 7+

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=3873

Latin Jazz Brunch

14:30 – 17:00, Sun 28 Oct

TramCafe, Wolfe Tone Square, Jervis Street, Dublin 1

Brazilica will perform Jazz, Soul, Latin & Bossa Nova in the Tram Cafe. Brazilica are Luisa Moreira (Vocals) and Jonathan Batista (Guitar/Vocals).

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/thetramcafedublin

Chester Beatty Library – Guided Tour

15:00, Sun 28 Oct

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

From Barracks to Museum – Tour

15:00 – 15:45, Sun 28 Oct

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

“From Barracks to Museum” is a tour to learn about the history of Collins Barracks, from the 1700s to the present day and its transition from Barracks to Museum, taking in some of the highlights from the Museum’s military history or decorative arts exhibitions.

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

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=3850

Sunday Family Sketching – Hugh Lane Gallery

15:00 – 16:00, Sun 28 Oct

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

Sunday Sketching for the whole family takes place every Sunday in the Hugh Lane Gallery and admission is free.

Families are invited to explore and respond together the gallery’s collection and temporary exhibitions through discussion and drawing. Bring your own sketchbook along or use the drawing materials provided.

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

www.hughlane.ie/childrens-workshops/forthcoming/2294-sunday-sketching-portraits-of-people-form-the-past

Bal Folk – European Folk Dance Session

16:00 – 19:00, Sun 28 Oct

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

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

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

The event takes place every Sunday in the Cobblestone Pub.

www.facebook.com/groups/balfolkdublin/

The High Leeson – Bluegrass Gig

18:00, Sun 28 Oct

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 28 Oct

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 28 Oct

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

Spooktacular Fancy Dress Halloween Party

19:30, Sun 28 Oct

Arlington Hotel, 23 Bachelor’s Walk, Dublin 1

The Arlington Hotel near O’Connell Bridge is inviting to a “Spooktacular Fancy Dress Halloween Party” with live bands.

The line-up will be

Sat 27 Oct: Joe Petit & Band
Sun 28 Oct: Juno

Admission is free. The best costume will win a travel voucher from a EUR 500 prize pot.

www.facebook.com/events/1378213958999878/

Halloween Bank Holiday Party – Gig Night

20:00, Sun 28 Oct

Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

The Halloween Bank Holiday Sunday Party at the Workman’s Club will feature live bands

+ Odd Morris and
+ Bullet Girl

This will be followed by The Karaoke Club and Djs upstairs playing House & Disco and Alternative & Indie.

Admission is free and there will be prizes for best costumes.

www.facebook.com/events/2182448238745317/

The Creators / Leila Jane – Gig

20:30, Sun 28 Oct

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

The Creators, a band around Rory Wilson (vocals+ harmonica) a dn wtih Conor Brady (The Blades), Rob Malone (Lir/David Gray) and former Frame Johnny Boyle, will play a gig in Sin E. They will be supported by Leila Jane.

Admission is free before 21:00 and EUR 5 afterwards.

sin-e.ie/events/the-creators-single-launch/

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 00:00, Sun 28 Oct

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

Halloween Weekend – The Reflex – Gig

21:00, Sun 28 Oct

Palmerstown House, Old Lucan Road, Palmerstown, Dublin 20

Palmerstown House is running live gigs this Halloween Weekend.

Sat 27 Oct: Neon Knights
Sun 28: The Reflex – 80s Tribute

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/744260219247248/

Prom Night Halloween Spooktacular – Gig

21:00, Sun 28 Oct

The Back Page, 199 Phibsborough Road, Phibsborough, Dublin 7

Cover Band “Prom Night” will play a gig with pop, rock and soul classics at The Back Page.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/2170867079600283/

The Souljackers – Gig

21:00, Sun 28 Oct

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

The SoulJackers will play Soul and Lounge music in the Harbour Bar.

Admission is free.

theharbourbar.ie/events/1712/the-souljackers/

The Dublin Blues Cartel – Gig

22:30, Sun 28 Oct

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 29 Oct

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Bank Holiday Monday

08:00, Mon 29 Oct

Dublin (various locations)

The October Bank Holiday is the last Bank Holiday Mondays this year. The next bank holiday will be at Christmas (25+26 Dec) and then again on 01 Jan. For the next Bank Holiday Monday you will have to wait until March 2019 when 18 March is the replacement bank holiday for St. Patrick’s Day. which will be on a Sunday next year.

AS far as events are concerned, the October Bank Holiday is usually a bit of a disappointment: Not much is happening on that day! Shops are open, so lots of people do some shopping on the bank holiday.

Regular events might or might not happen. Where I know that they are definitely not taking place, I have taken the regular event out of this list, but I wouldn’t know in all cases, so you better check.

Magical Plants – Children’s Event

11:00, Mon 29 Oct

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

Thie event is all about Magical Plants in the Witch’s Garden. Join the coven to find out more about using garlic to ward off vampires, plants for potions and spells, poisonous plants and even some rarely seen invisible plants.

The event is for children, an age is not specified.Admission seems to be free.

It will take place on Sun 28 Oct at 11:00 and 11:30 / Mon 29 Oct 11:00 and 11:30 / Tue 30 Oct 11:00 and 11:30 and Wed 31 Oct 11:00 and 11:30.

www.facebook.com/events/303305183794147/

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Mon 29 Oct

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

Family Tour – National Gallery

12:30 – 13:15, Mon 29 Oct

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-32

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13:00, Mon 29 Oct

Dublin (various locations)

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

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Dracula’s Disco

14:00 – 16:00, Mon 29 Oct

Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

This is a Halloween Disco for kids from age 5 and up. (Kids must be accompanied by an adult!)

Admission is free on first come first served basis, Dracula’s Disco is an outdoors event under the big umbrellas on Meeting House Square.

www.facebook.com/events/2175525469148010/

Pumpkin Carving

15:00, Mon 29 Oct

Phoenix Park Visitor Centre, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

A Pumpkin Carving event with Dale Treadwell for the whole family will happen. It will start with a fun talk about Ghosts, Ghouls and Witches and will be followed by carving of pumpkins in the Courtyard. There will be prizes for the best costume.

Admission is free. The event is listed in this PDF.

Traditional Halloween Party – Dublin Visitor Centre

16:00 – 18:00, Mon 29 Oct

Dublin Visitor Centre, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

The Dublin Visitor Centre is running a Halloween Party for kids and their parents with story telling, games, disco, food and art workshop.

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

www.dublinvisitorcentre.ie/traditional-halloween-party

Macnas Parade – Bram Stoker Festival

19:00 – 20:00, Mon 29 Oct

Dublin (various locations)

The Bram Stoker Festival is bringing again the a parade by spectacle company Macnas from Galway to the streets of Dublin. The theme is “Out of the Wild Sky” and it is described as “a haunting and hair-raising parade of otherworldly magic”. Macnas are the people that create parades with huge figures, lots of fire and sometimes also music. You might have seen some of their “floats” at St. Patrick’s Parades or other Halloween or New Year’s eve parades.

The parade route goes from Moore Street, along Henry Street, then Mary Street, into Capel Street, then Little Brittain Street, Halston Street and it ends ar St. Michan’s Street/Mary’s Lane (near the Fruit Market). Not overly long, all on the North side, So the best place (but it could be very busy) might be in Henry Street, Mary Street or Capel Street.

Arrive early!! You should be at your spot by 18:30 If the popular areas are too full, consider walking towards the END of the route.

www.bramstokerfestival.com/sessions/bram-stoker-festival-presents-macnas/

Song Cycle – Singer/Songwriter Showcase

20:00, Mon 29 Oct

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 29 Oct

The International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

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

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

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/thecirclesessions/

The Comedy Shed

20:30, Mon 29 Oct

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 29 Oct

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

Grouse – Gig

21:00, Mon 29 Oct

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

The Bank Holiday gig in the Harbour Bar is with “Dubby Electronica” band “Grouse”. Find some more detail via the link below.

Admission is free.

theharbourbar.ie/events/1715/bank-holiday-monday-grouse/

Trad Sessions

21:00 – 23:30, Mon 29 Oct

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 29 Oct

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 30 Oct

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Ireland of the Horrors – Symposium

09:30 – 16:00, Tue 30 Oct

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

This is a one-day symposium about the contemporary Irish horror film organised by Trinity’s School of Creative Arts in association with DCU and the Irish Film Institute.

“Irish culture, notably Irish writing, enjoys long associations with the Gothic as a genre, and few people need any introduction to names such as Maria Edgeworth, Joseph Le Fanu, or Bram Stoker. Irish cinema has its own Gothic antecedents – from Orson Welles’ Return to Glennascaul of 1951 through Dementia 13 (Francis Coppola, 1963) to Neil Jordan’s ill-fated High Spirits of 1988.”

The Smyposium will feature speakers Ruth Barton (TCD), Roddy Flynn (DCU), Loretta Goff (UCC), Caitlin Harrigan (MU), Jacob Martin (TCD), Harvey O’Brien (UCD), Emma Radley (UCD). The symposium will also feature an industry panel and will conclude with a special screening of The Devil’s Doorway (Aislinn Clarke, 2018) at the Irish Film Institute.

Admission is free, but booking is required (before 28 Nov!) via the link below, where you will also find the full programme.

www.eventbrite.ie/e/ireland-of-the-horrors-tickets-51584301033

Furtive Tears – Study Morning

10:00 – 12:30, Tue 30 Oct

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

This Study Morning will discuss themes around the “Furtive Tears” exhibition of work by Niamh McCann which explores the dynamic relationship between audience, object and mode of display. Speakers will be artist Niamh McCann and author Darran Anderson.

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

www.hughlane.ie/lectures/lectures-past/2261-furtivetears

Magical Plants – Children’s Event

11:00, Tue 30 Oct

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

Thie event is all about Magical Plants in the Witch’s Garden. Join the coven to find out more about using garlic to ward off vampires, plants for potions and spells, poisonous plants and even some rarely seen invisible plants.

The event is for children, an age is not specified.Admission seems to be free.

It will take place on Sun 28 Oct at 11:00 and 11:30 / Mon 29 Oct 11:00 and 11:30 / Tue 30 Oct 11:00 and 11:30 and Wed 31 Oct 11:00 and 11:30.

www.facebook.com/events/303305183794147/

Seamus Heaney: Listen Now Again – Children’s Events

11:00 – 11:45, Tue 30 Oct

Bank of Ireland Cultural & Heritage Centre, College Green (entrance via Westmoreland Street), Dublin 2

The Seamus Heaney: Listen Now Again exhibition invites to a few mid-term events for children. All events are free, but booking is required via heaneyexhibition@nli.ie because space is limited.

+ Story Time on Tue 30 October, 11:00-11:45 for Ages: 8 – 12 years
Listen to a collection of Irish stories from Marie Heaney’s illustrated book ‘The Names Upon the Harp’. The legends will entrance children and connect them with Seamus Heaney’s poetry.

+ Origami Workshop on Wed 31 October, 11:00-12:00 for Ages: 8 – 12 years
This is an origami lesson to create interesting shapes using colourful paper inspired by Maser’s origami masterpiece featured in the exhibition with a special focus on Seamus Heaney’s poem ‘The Flight Path’ where a boy is mesmerized by his father’s ability to masterfully fold a piece of paper into a boat.

+ Make your own Rainstick on Thu 01 November, 11:00-12:00 for Ages: 8 – 12 years
Join Aoileann Ní Bhroin and Kathryn McCance for a rainstick-making lesson. Participants will design and create their own rainstick instrument, as inspired by Seamus Heaney’s poem ‘The Rainstick’.

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

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Tue 30 Oct

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

Valhallaween: Viking Raven Masks

12:00 – 14:00, Tue 30 Oct

National Museum, Kildare Street (Archaeology), Dublin 2

In Norse mythology, Huginn and Muninn are a pair of ravens that fly all over the world and bring back information for the Viking god Odin. Discover more about the beliefs of the Vikings and their celebrations at this time of year and make your own spooky raven mask to take home. Halloween costumes are welcome.

Admission is free. Located in the Learning Resource Room on 1st floor. Suitable from age 8+.

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=3874

Seamus Heaney: Listen Now Again Exhibition – Tour

13:00, Tue 30 Oct

Bank of Ireland Cultural & Heritage Centre, College Green (entrance via Westmoreland Street), Dublin 2

A Guided Tour of the “Seamus Heaney: Listen Now Again” Exhibition will take place

+ Every Tuesday from 2 October to 11 December: 13:00-14:00
+ Every Thursday from 04 October in Irish language (the time was oddly not mentioned!)
+ Every Saturday from 6 October to 15 December: 14:30- 15:30

Booking is required via heaneyexhibition@nli.ie because space is limited.

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

Dublin Port and Dockers – Lunchtime Lectures

13:10 – 14:00, Tue 30 Oct

Council Chambers, Civic Buildings, Main Street, Ballymun, Dublin 9

The next and last lecture in this lecture series will be

“Dockland Monuments and Plaques” with Joe Mooney, East Wall History Group

Admission is free. Seats will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

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

Demosthenes on the Seashore – Pop-up Talk

13:15 – 13:45, Tue 30 Oct

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

The Pop-up talk “Demosthenes on the Seashore”with Sasha Smith will take place in front of Eugène Delacroix’s painting Demosthenes on the Seashore, 1859 in Room 1 (Millennium Wing).

Admission is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/demosthenes-seashore

Halloween Party – Swan Centre Rathmines

14:00 – 16:00, Tue 30 Oct

Swan Shopping Centre, Lower Rathmines Road, Rathmines, Dublin 6

The Swan Shopping Centre in Rathmines is running a Halloween party for kids on Tuesday and Wednesday.

There will be Tricks & Treats, a Magician, a Mad Scientist, music, Pumpkin carving in Fallon & Byrne and story telling in Dubray Books.

Admission is free.

www.swan.ie/the-swan-halloween-party/

The Dublin Language Exchange – Meetup

19:00, Tue 30 Oct

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/

The Harbour Ukuleles – Jam

19:00, Tue 30 Oct

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

“The Harbour Ukuleles” is a group of ukulele enthusiasts and they meet every Tuesday in The Harbour Bar in Bray to jam and learn new songs.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/theharbourukuleles/

Cult Craic – Cult TV Night

19:30 – 23:00, Tue 30 Oct

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

‘Cult Craic’ is a new Cult TV night in the Grand Social every Tuesday. It will bring all the best tv shows and films to the big screen. Watch all the classics like Black Books, Bottom, Monty Python, Mighty Boosh, Old School, Office Space.

Admission is free and there will even be free sweets and treats.

www.thegrandsocial.ie/event/cult-craic/2018-10-02/

Dublin Bluegrass Collective – Gig

20:00, Tue 30 Oct

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 30 Oct

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 30 Oct

Stag’s Head, Dame Lane, Dublin 2

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

www.facebook.com/UkuleleTuesday

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 23:00, Tue 30 Oct

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 30 Oct

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 30 Oct

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 30 Oct

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 31 Oct

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Halloween in the Libraries

09:00, Wed 31 Oct

Libraries in Dublin (various)

There will be Halloween events in a variety of libraries in Dublin and the website below will provide the details. Some of the locations are Ballyfermot Library, Dolphin’s Barn Library, Donaghmeade Library, Walkinstown Library.

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

Drawing Group for Adults – Rua Red

11:00, Wed 31 Oct

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

Magical Plants – Children’s Event

11:00, Wed 31 Oct

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

Thie event is all about Magical Plants in the Witch’s Garden. Join the coven to find out more about using garlic to ward off vampires, plants for potions and spells, poisonous plants and even some rarely seen invisible plants.

The event is for children, an age is not specified.Admission seems to be free.

It will take place on Sun 28 Oct at 11:00 and 11:30 / Mon 29 Oct 11:00 and 11:30 / Tue 30 Oct 11:00 and 11:30 and Wed 31 Oct 11:00 and 11:30.

www.facebook.com/events/303305183794147/

Pumpkin Party – Ballyfermot

11:00, Wed 31 Oct

Dublin (various locations)

There will be even more Halloween Festivals, but you have to check the bits of information about them on the website below:

+ Phantom of the Flat – Dorset Street flats – 27+31 Oct, 17:00-20:30
+ Liberties Halloween Monster Bash – Digtal Court, Rainsford Street, Dublin 8 – 31 Oct, 16:00-18:00
+ Haunted House – F2 Centre, Rialto – 31 Oct, 15:00-17:00
+ Pumpkin Party – Markievicz Park, Ballyfermot – 31 Oct, 11:00

Admission is free to all of these events.

www.dublincity.ie/halloweenevents

Seamus Heaney: Listen Now Again – Children’s Events

11:00 – 12:00, Wed 31 Oct

Bank of Ireland Cultural & Heritage Centre, College Green (entrance via Westmoreland Street), Dublin 2

The Seamus Heaney: Listen Now Again exhibition invites to a few mid-term events for children. All events are free, but booking is required via heaneyexhibition@nli.ie because space is limited.

+ Origami Workshop on Wed 31 October, 11:00-12:00 for Ages: 8 – 12 years
This is an origami lesson to create interesting shapes using colourful paper inspired by Maser’s origami masterpiece featured in the exhibition with a special focus on Seamus Heaney’s poem ‘The Flight Path’ where a boy is mesmerized by his father’s ability to masterfully fold a piece of paper into a boat.

+ Make your own Rainstick on Thu 01 November, 11:00-12:00 for Ages: 8 – 12 years
Join Aoileann Ní Bhroin and Kathryn McCance for a rainstick-making lesson. Participants will design and create their own rainstick instrument, as inspired by Seamus Heaney’s poem ‘The Rainstick’.

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

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Wed 31 Oct

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

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

Admission to the gallery and to most events is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Wed 31 Oct

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

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

www.ifi.ie/

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13:00, Wed 31 Oct

Dublin (various locations)

Free Delivery on all Books at the Book Depository

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

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

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Halloween Party – Swan Centre Rathmines

14:00 – 16:00, Wed 31 Oct

Swan Shopping Centre, Lower Rathmines Road, Rathmines, Dublin 6

The Swan Shopping Centre in Rathmines is running a Halloween party for kids on Tuesday and Wednesday.

There will be Tricks & Treats, a Magician, a Mad Scientist, music, Pumpkin carving in Fallon & Byrne and story telling in Dubray Books.

Admission is free.

www.swan.ie/the-swan-halloween-party/

Irish National War Memorial Gardens – Guided Tour

14:00, Wed 31 Oct

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/

Haunted House – Rialto

15:00 – 17:00, Wed 31 Oct

Dublin (various locations)

There will be even more Halloween Festivals, but you have to check the bits of information about them on the website below:

+ Phantom of the Flat – Dorset Street flats – 27+31 Oct, 17:00-20:30
+ Liberties Halloween Monster Bash – Digtal Court, Rainsford Street, Dublin 8 – 31 Oct, 16:00-18:00
+ Haunted House – F2 Centre, Rialto – 31 Oct, 15:00-17:00
+ Pumpkin Party – Markievicz Park, Ballyfermot – 31 Oct, 11:00

Admission is free to all of these events.

www.dublincity.ie/halloweenevents

Rare and Wild plants of Ireland – Lecture

15:00 – 16:00, Wed 31 Oct

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

The talk “Rare and Wild plants of Ireland” will take place in the National Botanic Garden.

“Ireland’s flora is a unique combination of species; some of these might seem more at home in the Arctic, others in the European Alps and still others on the Mediterranean coasts. How these different species arrived and flourished here has been studied by botanists for many centuries. Matthew Jebb, Director of the National Botanic Gardens, will describe some of these stories and why some species have become rare and endangered.”

Admission is free.

botanicgardens.ie/event/rare-and-wild-plants-of-ireland/?instance_id=62

Liberties Halloween Monster Bash

16:00 – 18:00, Wed 31 Oct

Dublin (various locations)

There will be even more Halloween Festivals, but you have to check the bits of information about them on the website below:

+ Phantom of the Flat – Dorset Street flats – 27+31 Oct, 17:00-20:30
+ Liberties Halloween Monster Bash – Digtal Court, Rainsford Street, Dublin 8 – 31 Oct, 16:00-18:00
+ Haunted House – F2 Centre, Rialto – 31 Oct, 15:00-17:00
+ Pumpkin Party – Markievicz Park, Ballyfermot – 31 Oct, 11:00

Admission is free to all of these events.

www.dublincity.ie/halloweenevents

The Cauldron of Smithfield – Halloween Festival

16:30 – 20:30, Wed 31 Oct

Smithfield Plaza, Dublin 7

The Halloween Festival on Smithfield Plaza will come with a 300m zip line, a 50m Bungee Jump, a ‘Cirque Du Freak’ Scare Tent, Climbing Wall and ‘Lost Souls’ Parade. (The ‘Cirque Du Freak’ Scare Tent will be open at 16:30-17:30 / 17:45-18:45 and 19:00-19:30. ) In addition there will be the Dublin Circus Project, Giant Screen Playstation Tournament, Food Stalls, Art Workshops, Bungee Trampolines, Giant Jurassic Bouncy Castle, Face Painting and more.

On the Main Stage SingStar Finals, Costume Parade, Drummers, Djs and MC Andrew Stanley and some Special Guests will perform.

Admission is free. And keep in mind that it is an alcohol-free event!

www.facebook.com/events/744592895893489/

Otherworld Halloween Festival

16:45, Wed 31 Oct

The Plaza, Main Street, Ballymun, Dublin 9

The Otherworld Festival in Ballymun starts with a parade from the Vir gin Mary’s School in Shangan Road at 16:45. And the festival kicks off on the plaza at 18:00.

There will be a Circus, Funfair Rides, an Arts & Crafts Tent, Storytelling Workshops, Tarot Card Reading and Main Stage Entertainment. Spring Break will be one of the bands performing. A fireworks display at 20:30 will be the fitting end.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/otherworldfestival/

The Phantom of the Flats – Halloween Festival

17:00 – 20:30, Wed 31 Oct

Dublin (various locations)

There will be even more Halloween Festivals, but you have to check the bits of information about them on the website below:

+ Phantom of the Flat – Dorset Street flats – 27+31 Oct, 17:00-20:30
+ Liberties Halloween Monster Bash – Digtal Court, Rainsford Street, Dublin 8 – 31 Oct, 16:00-18:00
+ Haunted House – F2 Centre, Rialto – 31 Oct, 15:00-17:00
+ Pumpkin Party – Markievicz Park, Ballyfermot – 31 Oct, 11:00

Admission is free to all of these events.

www.dublincity.ie/halloweenevents

Fingal Festival of Fire – Swords

17:30, Wed 31 Oct

Swords Castle, Bridge Street, Swords, Co. Dublin

The Festival of Fire in Swords will take place in Swords Town Park, BEHIND the Castle. It will start at 17:30 and I think there might be a fireworks as well as in Blanchardstown and Balbriggan.

Admission is free. Come in your costume and bring a torch.

www.facebook.com/EventsinFingal/photos/a.627941320721379/1034871916694982/

Fingal Festival of Fire – Blanchardstown

18:00, Wed 31 Oct

Millenium Park, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15

The Festival of Fire will take place on Halloween in Blanchardstown.

The event starts with entertainment on the main stage from 18:00 and at 19:00 (sharp) a Fireworks Display will follow. You are asked to dress up and bring a torch.

Admission is free.

twitter.com/EVENTSinFingal/status/1055833801622986752/photo/1

Finglas Fright Night Halloween Festival

18:00 – 21:00, Wed 31 Oct

Finglas Civic Centre, Mellowes Road, Finglas, Dublin 11

The Finglas Fright Night Halloween Festival will take place at the Civic Centre on Wednesday.

This year the entertainment will include a Path of Misery, Colm Dawson’s Magic Show and Fancy Dress competition. There will also be Fairground attractions including, a Merry go Round, Kiddies Roller Coaster, Teenage Terminator, Chair-o-Planes and Obstacle Courses. A live interactive art exhibition will also take place.

Music will be provided by bands from the Finglas Youth Resource Centre and ABBA Girls. The night will conclude with a Fireworks display.

Admission is free.

Please note: large bags and backpacks will not be allowed, only a small bag not bigger than A4 will be permitted into the venue. This is an alcohol and drug free event.

www.dublincity.ie/halloweenevents

Halloween Fireworks: Donaghmede, Kilbarrack, Edenmore crescent

18:00, Wed 31 Oct

Dublin (various locations)

There are three Fireworks Displays for Halloween with no other Halloween events. The three are

Donaghmede Park (Fireworks display):
This event is run in collaboration with the Donaghmede Estate Residents Association in Donaghmede Park on Wednesday, 31st October at 6 p.m. (Children must be accompanied by an adult).

Kilbarrack (Fireworks display):
This event is run in collaboration with the Kilbarrack Coast Community Programme (KCCP) and it will take place at Roseglen Football Pitch on Wednesday, 31st October at 7 p.m. (Children must be accompanied by an adult).

Edenmore Crescent Park (Fireworks display):
This event is run in collaboration with the Safety Association for Edenmore (SAFE) in Edenmore Park on Wednesday 31st October at 8 p.m. (Children must be accompanied by an adult).

www.dublincity.ie/halloweenevents

Dockers & Demons Festival – Ringsend

18:30, Wed 31 Oct

Ringsend / Irishtown

The Dockers and Demons Festival in the Irishtown/Ringsend/Docklands area will run from 27-31 October. There will be a Curious Cabaret, a Zombie Teen Disco, Freaky Funhouse, Seniors Halloween Monsters Ball, Fun Craft Workshops, local entertainment and historical tours.

The festival concludes with the Dockers & Demons Parade and Street Party which takes place on Thorncastle Street from 18:30-21:30 on Halloween Night.

Admission is free. The full list of events is here.

dockersanddemons.com/

Fingal Festival of Fire – Balbriggan

19:30, Wed 31 Oct

Balbriggan (various locations)

The Festival of Fire in Balbriggan will bring you a Fireworks which can be seen from the beach at Balbriggan Harbour. Come in costume and bring a torch, Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/EventsinFingal/photos/a.627941320721379/1034871916694982/

Wednesday Jazz – Music Cafe

19:30 – 22:00, Wed 31 Oct

The Music Cafe, 1 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

The Music Cafe House Trio (Daniel Rorke (sax), Cormac O’Brien (bass) and Matthew Jacobson(drums)) will play a weekly Jazz gig every Wednesday 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 31 Oct

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 31 Oct

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 31 Oct

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 31 Oct

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 31 Oct

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 31 Oct

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 31 Oct

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 31 Oct

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 31 Oct

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 01 Nov

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Grangegorman Military Cemetery – Tour

11:00, Thu 01 Nov

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/

Seamus Heaney: Listen Now Again – Children’s Events

11:00 – 12:00, Thu 01 Nov

Bank of Ireland Cultural & Heritage Centre, College Green (entrance via Westmoreland Street), Dublin 2

The Seamus Heaney: Listen Now Again exhibition invites to a few mid-term events for children. All events are free, but booking is required via heaneyexhibition@nli.ie because space is limited.

+ Make your own Rainstick on Thu 01 November, 11:00-12:00 for Ages: 8 – 12 years
Join Aoileann Ní Bhroin and Kathryn McCance for a rainstick-making lesson. Participants will design and create their own rainstick instrument, as inspired by Seamus Heaney’s poem ‘The Rainstick’.

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

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Thu 01 Nov

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

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13:00, Thu 01 Nov

Dublin (various locations)

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Imperial Dragon Robes – In Focus Tour – Chester Beatty Library

13:10, Thu 01 Nov

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

The Tour “Imperial Dragon Robes” will look behind the magnificent silk embroidery and explore the myths, magic and meaning of some of these ancient symbols of beliefs, codes and values.

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

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Jazz Club at Sweetman’s – Gig

18:00 – 20:00, Thu 01 Nov

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

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

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/jwsweetman/

Little Museum of Dublin – Free Admission Thursday

18:00 – 20:00, Thu 01 Nov

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

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

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

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

www.littlemuseum.ie/

Evening Tour – National Gallery

18:30 – 19:15, Thu 01 Nov

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

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

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

www.nationalgallery.ie/evening-tour-42

New to Dublin? Dublin Expats Meeting

19:00, Thu 01 Nov

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday Night Board Gaming

19:00, Thu 01 Nov

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/

Lives, legacies and legends of the Burren – Talk

20:00, Thu 01 Nov

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

The talk “Lives, legacies and legends of the Burren” seems to be a free event, but I couldn’t find any definite confirmation for it on their events page. It ir organised by the Burrenbeo Trust.

www.facebook.com/events/296311914433372/

Singer Songwriter Night – Mother Reilly’s

21:00, Thu 01 Nov

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

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

www.facebook.com/motherreillysADMIN

Brady’s Fun Pub Quiz

21:30, Thu 01 Nov

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

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

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

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

International Bar Jazz Night

21:30, Thu 01 Nov

The International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

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

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

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

www.international-bar.com/jazz/

McLoughlin’s Trad Night

21:30, Thu 01 Nov

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

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

www.mcloughlinsbar.ie

McNeills Trad Music Pub Sessions

21:30, Thu 01 Nov

J. McNeills, 140 Capel Street, Dublin 7

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

www.facebook.com/McNeillsPubSessions

Woolshed Karaoke

21:30, Thu 01 Nov

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 02 Nov

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1st Friday Brekkie @ Startup Dublin

08:00 – 10:00, Fri 02 Nov

DDDA Building, Custom House Quay, Dublin 1

At the next 1stFridayBrekkie Eamonn Costello, Co-Founder and CEO of patientMpower will talk about digital therapeutics in Lung & Kidney disease and about the challenges and opportunities he faces in his job.

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

ti.to/startup-dublin-/1st-friday-brekkie-november-2018

First Friday for Startups – Talks

10:00, Fri 02 Nov

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

First Fridays for Startups is a platform where members of the startup ecosystem can come together on a regular basis, enabling them to learn, connect and grow. There will be mentoring slots and NORMALLY there is also a talk/keynote. But this month renovations are ongoing in the CHQ Building, so the only event is the Mentoring from 10:00-12:00.

More details on the website below. Admission is free.

dogpatchlabs.com/firstfridays/

The Seal of Approval with Seal Rescue Ireland – Drop-in Activity

10:00 – 16:00, Fri 02 Nov

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

The Seal of Approval with Seal Rescue Ireland is a Drop-in Activity in the Natural History Museum.

Meet the team from Seal Rescue Ireland and learn all about the important work they do to protect our native seals. Visit the touch table in the Discovery Zone to see real seal skulls, pelts and parasites. Go upstairs to the Mammals of the World exhibition to complete a fun seal-themed activity, and don’t forget to visit the different seals and sea lions on display at the Museum too.

Admission is free. Suitable for families and all ages.

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=3884

The Story of the Capital – Exhibition in Dublin City Hall

10:00 – 17:15, Fri 02 Nov

City Hall, Dame Street, Dublin 2

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

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

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

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

Hugh Lane First Friday Culture Club

10:30, Fri 02 Nov

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

Women Artists at the Hugh Lane Gallery will be the focus of this month’s First Friday Culture Club.

“In collaboration with Dublin’s Culture Connects, the Gallery’s First Friday Culture Club offers the opportunity for engaging with the Gallery’s education, collection, conservation and temporary exhibitions programmes in a fun and relaxed way. Each talk is followed by tea/coffee and further discussion. Free, although advanced booking is essential as numbers are limited. To book a place please email cultureclub@dublinscultureconnects.ie

www.hughlane.ie/lectures/lectures-past/2236-cultureclub2nov2018

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Fri 02 Nov

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

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13:00, Fri 02 Nov

Dublin (various locations)

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Exploration of 3D Printing (15-17 yrs) – Chester Beatty Library

13:30 – 16:30, Fri 02 Nov

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

On Saturday a Teens Lab with the theme “Exploration of 3D printing: Curating an Exhibition” will take place and is suitable for 15 – 17 year olds.

“Join us this mid-term break to explore ‘Gift of the Lifetime’ exhibition and curate your own creative response. Meet Dr Jill Unkel, Curator of Western Collections, and learn how exhibitions are put together. Tech innovator and engineer Colin Keogh will introduce us to the 3D printing and how it can be used to replicate the history. We will then tour the galleries and pick our favourite objects before we create digital and 3D printed responses and interpretations of our preferred pieces.”

Admission is free, but booking is required via the link below. At the time of writing there were still some places available, but hurry so that you don’t miss out!

cbl.ticketsolve.com/shows/1173589835

Lulu Kumama – Jazz in TramCafe

17:30 – 20:00, Fri 02 Nov

TramCafe, Wolfe Tone Square, Jervis Street, Dublin 1

The TramCafe is the venue for Dublin’s only after work Jazz event on a Friday. Lulu Kumama will perform Jazz & Soul Standards wth a Funky Twist.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/thetramcafedublin

Food Connects – Sharing Food and Talks

19:00 – 21:30, Fri 02 Nov

Third Space Cafe, Unit 14, Block C, Smithfield Plaza, Dublin 7

You are invited to come to this pot-luck party, meet local food producers and find out how food connects us all!

Join Young Friends of the Earth Ireland and Foodture on Friday 02 Nov for an evening of discussion, entertainment and eating. Stories and food will be shared and you will explore how we can move away from industrial agriculture to a more local, inclusive and fairer food future.

This is a pot-luck event so bring your favourite dish to share.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1716561838470091/

Cornucopia – Live Music

19:30 – 21:30, Fri 02 Nov

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

Bring out the Chimp – Gig

21:00, Fri 02 Nov

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

“Bring out the Chimp” will play Funk Soul Fusion at this gig.

Admission is free before 21:00 and EUR 5 afterwards.

sin-e.ie/events/bring-out-the-chimp-claire-beck-after-party/

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Fri 02 Nov

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/

Police Dog Hogan – Gig

21:00, Fri 02 Nov

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

8-piece Americana/Roots/Country-Folk/Urban Bluegrass band “Police Dog Hogan” from the UK will be in Bray for a gig.

Admission is free.

theharbourbar.ie/events/1719/police-dog-hogan/

Tongue in Chic – Gig

23:30, Fri 02 Nov

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

Tongue in Chic will play a gig in the Grand Social on Saturday.

Admission is free.

www.thegrandsocial.ie/event/tongue-in-chic/

Events Coming Up

Dublin Mountains Partnership – Guided Walks

07+13+21+27 October + 04 Nov

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 in October are on 07+13+21+27 Oct and for November a walk on 04 Nov has been announced. More might be announced.

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:

Bram Stoker Festival 26-29 Oct

Dublin Animation Film Festival 26-27 Oct

Metropolis Festival 27+28 Oct

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We want Uber!!

Last week I was in San Diego for 10 days for a training course (and a couple of days holidays added to the end). I had originally planned to use day passes on public transport to get around, but it turned out that the websites painted a nicer picture of the public transport system than it was in reality and it started at the airport when the “promised” facility to buy their equivalent of a LEAP card could just not be found.

So right after arrival we had to change our plans and the options were either Taxi or Uber. The distance from the airport was about 8 miles. With a taxi that would be $24, with Uber it was $16. Not a bad start! And it just continued like that! We did about 10 Uber Trips altogether and had not a single bad experience. All drivers were extremely friendly, some were chatty, some not. All drove well and responsible and all had other jobs and only did a few hours of Uber driving per day or per week. Not once did we have to wait longer than 4 minutes until we were picked up and not once did a driver take “the scenic route” or tried to use any other trick to increase the fare (because they can’t!!).

If you don’t know how Uber operates let me explain it briefly: Uber drivers are private car owners who only need their mobile phone to become an Uber driver. When you book an Uber trip, the customer specifies the start and end point on an app and is told the full price in advance (the driver can’t change it and there are NO surcharges). The app for the driver is a SatNav system and tells the driver exactly how to get to the destination, so the driver just needs to follow the instructions. At the end of the trip you don’t pay by cash or card, instead the app sorts out all payments from your credit card to the driver. So you thank the driver and leave the car. A completely cashless system.

It is just brilliant! BUT we don’t have it and if the National Transport Authority (NTA) is not reigned in soon, they will not allow us to have Uber. Why? Because they are protecting the overpriced and regulated Taxi business. Taxis are outdated and Taxi regulation is harming, not helping customers.

You might say/think that we have Uber in Ireland, but it is a bastardised version of the proper Uber. In Ireland only licensed Taxi drivers are allowed to transport passengers for money, so Uber is just the middle man that connects you with a taxi driver via the app. It has some features of the proper Uber system because you make the contact by app, but the app doesn’t tell you what the price will be and the price is NO different than the normal taxi price. So, Uber in Ireland is not Uber and that is all thanks to the National Transport Authority (NTA).

I think the idea of Uber is brilliant and – without a doubt – it will be the private transport model that will outlive the regulated taxi industry. And in a few years we will look back and wonder “Why, oh Why did we stick to this completely outdated taxi model for such a long time when we easily could have moved to a more modern model?” Yep, I Know, it sometimes feels like living behind the moon! :-O

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Please note: The Dublin Event Guide (for Free Event) is not related or connected to the long gone fortnightly printed publication “the event guide” that you found until December 2008 in pubs and other venues.
Copyright 2018 by Joerg Steegmueller.
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