Dublin Event Guide 692: Great news from the Dublin Event Guide and LOTS of new free events!

January 30th, 2021
DEG Dublin Event Guide (for free events)

  30 January 2021 – No 692

Subscribers: 24,000

Great news from the Dublin Event Guide and LOTS of new free events!

Hi all!
Super news for the Dublin Event Guide. If all goes well, then we will have a “refreshed” Dublin Event Guide look next week!! That is so exciting. ;-) The biggest benefit will be seen by the e-mail subscribers. The website will also change but that will take another little while and I am not sure yet what to do for the Facebook Community. This newsletter (as a loooong text-only version) on Facebook looks horrible and is MUCH too long. So ideally you would all subscribe to the weekly e-mail. ;-) The alternative would be to just provide a link to a website that shows the newsletter in the nicer layout. What is your preference? If you read this on Facebook, please let me know below!!

I called it a “refreshed” look, because the changes will be not like the bad move from Facebook’s old to the new layout. It will be a gradual move that goes step by step and will start with small steps. But let me know next week what you think. :-)

Last week I mentioned that I need to buy a software license to help with the new look for close to 180 Euro per year. And with your HUGE help, we made a massive step towards that. I got donations of EUR 85 last week because of this and that is super news! If we could get the same amount together again this week, we are so close that I will definitely be able to go ahead. (Links for donations are following a couple of paragraphs down.) Everybody who already has helped: YOU ARE AMAZING! Thank you! :-)))

Lockdown until at least 05 March? Should I even mention it? I think I won’t this week it is just too depressing. We will just “mosey on” with all the online events and get the Dublin Event Guide into ship-shape for when the real-life events will start again.

I spent a good few hours on transferring the current layout to the new system and now I just need another bit of help with the cost for the software. 95 Euro are needed and every bit closer to the target helps!

If just 8 people helped with 12 Euro each (That’s just one Euro per month and for that you get four, sometimes five editions per month!) Can we make that happen?

Please use the links below! Your contribution really counts!

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Thank you!!

The EPIC Zone

EPIC Logo “EPIC – The Irish Emigration Museum” (www.epicchq.com) are currently sponsoring the Dublin Event Guide and this section of the weekly newsletter will contain relevant information about events in general or about EPIC-related news and happenings.

++ EPIC Explorers: Love Around the World
Sat 13 February – 13:00-14:00 – Online – Age: 6-12 – Adm: EUR 5
In difficult times love is all you need – and in this interactive workshop, children will explore how the Irish celebrate love and friendship all around the world through a fun mixture of history, imagination, and arts and sensory tasks.
Booking required and children need to be under supervision by an adult. epicchq.com/event/epic-explorers-love-around-the-world-epic-museum/

++ Tiny Tots: Up, Up and Away with Spitfire Paddy
Sat 13 February – 10:30-11:30 – Online – Age: 6+under – Adm: EUR 5
Hello Tiny Tots and welcome to this virtual interactive storytelling sessions! This month, join iconic WWII fighter pilot Spitfire Paddy in a high flying adventure, full of daring and escapades. Go cloud spotting, count flying geese, decipher secret codes, evade capture, and escape storms, before landing safely back home again.
Children need to be under supervision by an adult. epicchq.com/event/tiny-tots-up-up-and-away-with-spitfire-paddy-epic-museum/ (Booking required)

++ Hidden Histories of the Irish Abroad: Irish, Jewish & Irish Jewish History
Thu 18 February – 18:30-19:30 – Online – Adm free, Donation appreciated
In the nineteenth and early twentieth century, Irish and Jewish emigrants often found themselves living side by side in the tenement housing of the migrant working class, particularly in the East End of London and New York’s East Side. EPIC’s next online talk will explore the fascinating experiences and encounters between these two diasporas.
epicchq.com/hidden-histories-of-the-irish-abroad-irish-jewish-irish-jewish-history/ (Booking required)




And here are as many free events for you as I could find:

I hope everybody knows that all events in the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) are actually free. ;-)



Many (food) markets on Saturday and Sunday are cancelled.

+ UNCONFIRMED: Honest2Goodness Market – Food Market – 09:30-15:00 – 136a Slaney Close, Dublin Industrial Estate, Glasnevin, Dublin 11 www.facebook.com/GlasnevinMarket/
+ The Way Home for Wolf – Hoglets Online Class – Storytelling for children (Age: 0-7) 10:00-11:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/696623704334397
+ Tennis Fitness and Cardio Workout 10:00-11:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/447185866469433/
+ The Science of Birds – Science Show (Age: 5-100) – Theatre of Science UK 10:00-10:40 Online www.facebook.com/events/872725420213251/
+ UNCONFIRMED: Temple Bar Food Market 11:00-16:00 Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2 www.templebarmarkets.com/foodmarket
+ CONFIRMED (but Food Traders only): Blackrock Market 11:00-17:30 Main Street, Blackrock, Co. Dublin www.facebook.com/BlackrockMarket/

+ Infinity guided meditation – Live Webinar with Isha Online 16:00-17:00 Online www.ishayoga.eu/index.php/live-webinars/
+ DeMars Live – Banba & Ailsha – Live Performances & Interviews 18:00-21:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/1378240242508814
+ Mantra Lounge Session with Ojasvi Kirtan 18:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/1344932542529669/
+ Jack Lukeman featuring the Beatles Special – Live Gig 20:00-21:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/1109647916147415
+ Gavin James – Gig – Livestream from Cyprus Avenue, Cork 20:00-20:45 Online www.facebook.com/events/253319762825974/
+ ZASKA Live with guests ToluMakay, Jess Kav, James Smith, Carly Coonagh – Gig from Sugar Club 20:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/236642341392047/




++ The Science of Birds – Science Show (Age: 5-100) – Theatre of Science UK 10:00-11:00 www.facebook.com/events/747693589497758
+ Imbolc Meditation – Shamanic Yoga Dance Aura-Soma 10:00-11:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/424719958964620/
+ CONFIRMED (but Food Traders only): Blackrock Market 11:00-17:30 Main Street, Blackrock, Co. Dublin www.facebook.com/BlackrockMarket/
+ Worlds Without End: Stories Around Borders – Talk by Lawrence Abu Hamdan – Hugh Lane Gallery 11:00-12:00 Online www.hughlane.ie/lectures/forthcoming-lectures/3130-wwe-31-january-2021 (Booking required)

+ Ceviche Vegetarian and Regular Ceviche – Cooking Webinar – VivoClass Cooking School 17:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/3607931159305380/
+ Piper Sunday Seminar with Michael McGoldrick – Southern California Uilleann Pipers Club 19:00-20:30 Online www.facebook.com/events/399234627797222
+ Gardiner Street Gospel Choir – Online Mass 19:30-20:30 Online www.facebook.com/events/174788164000643
+ MONCRIEFF – Gig – Livestream from Cyprus Avenue, Cork 20:00-20:45 Online www.facebook.com/events/165899205009503/
+ El Troubadours Acoustic Nights – Live Gig 21:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/439286080592794


Next Week

+ Rainbow Phil – Daily Lockdown Live Show Mon 01 Feb 10:00-10:45 Online www.facebook.com/RainbowMusicPhil/
+ Mini Music Sessions for toddlers and pre-schoolers Mon 01 Feb 10:00-10:30 Online www.eventbrite.ie/e/124927408241 (Booking required)
+ Fingal HomeFit Live Sessions (Mon+Wed+Fri) Mon 01 Feb 10:00-10:40 Online www.fingal.ie/news/fingal-homefit-live-sessions-are-back (Booking required)
+ First SoCo.Down Ukulele Collective Virtual Jam Session Mon 01 Feb 19:00-22:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/2924148627826118
+ Jack O Rourke – live stream from Cyprus Avenue, Cork Mon 01 Feb 20:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/2763310833893780/
+ Monday Club with BANYAH, SAIGE, IZO and JOSH CAHILL – House Music Mon 01 Feb 20:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/422016415783219/
+ Saints and Soupers – The Great Hunger on Mizen Peninsula in Cork – History Talk with Trasna na Tire Mon 01 Feb 20:00 www.facebook.com/events/208479587585076/
+ Health & Nutrition Community Challenge – 4 week programme with “The Queen of Health” Mon 01 Feb 20:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/136191138324625/
+ Rainbow Phil – Daily Lockdown Live Show Tue 02 Feb 10:00-10:45 Online www.facebook.com/RainbowMusicPhil/
+ Perfect your Elevator Pitch – Workshop – Iconic Offices & Ronan Kinahan Tue 02 Feb 11:00-11:40 Online iconicoffices.ie/events/perfect-your-elevator-pitch/ (Booking required)
+ Nature Live: Asteroid Mission – Talk – Natural History Museum London Tue 02 Feb 15:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/1142910829496022/
+ Navigating the New Normal: Surviving and Thriving in the Midst of Chaos by Lindsay (Alive + Awake) – Talk Tue 02 Feb 16:00-17:00 Online www.eventbrite.ie/e/104544836420
+ Yoga for Respiratory Health – Live Webinar Tue 02 Jan 18:00-19:00 Online www.ishayoga.eu/index.php/live-webinars/
+ Meditation on Twin Hearts Tue 02 Feb 18:30-19:30 Online www.facebook.com/events/438449914175582/
+ Rainbow Phil – Daily Lockdown Live Show Wed 03 Feb 10:00-10:45 Online www.facebook.com/RainbowMusicPhil/
+ Fingal HomeFit Live Sessions (Mon+Wed+Fri) Wed 03 Feb 10:00-10:40 Online www.fingal.ie/news/fingal-homefit-live-sessions-are-back (Booking required)
+ Icarus Plummet  – Coffee Conversation – Talk – Hugh Lane Gallery Wed 03 Feb 11:00 Online www.hughlane.ie/lectures/forthcoming-lectures/3107-coffee-conversation-3-february-2021 (Booking required)
+ Tea Dance Tunes Online – for people with dementia, their carers and families – Music Performance – National Concert Hall Wed 03 Feb 11:00 Online  www.nch.ie/Online/article/Tea-Dance-Tunes-Online (Booking required)
+ The Ultimate Online Marketing Strategy Blueprint – Iconic Offices & Green Umbrella Marketing Wed 03 Feb 11:00-11:40 Online iconicoffices.ie/events/marketing-strategy-blueprint/ (Booking required)
+ Financing the Circular Transition – Talk about Circular Economy – Upthink Wed 03 Jan 16:00-17:00 Online upthink.works/pathways-to-the-circular-economy/ (Booking required)
+ The Green Night of Ideas in Ireland: “HOME” by Yann Arthus-Bertrand – Online Screening Wed 03 Feb 18:30 Online ie.ambafrance.org/The-Green-Night-of-Ideas-in-Ireland-2021 (Booking required)
+ Dublin BlaBla Language Exchange Wed 03 Feb 19:00-20:30 Online www.facebook.com/events/513272675855312/ (Booking required)
+ axis Hacks: Women In Poetry with poet, writer and actor Roxanna Nic Liam – Axis Ballymun Wed 03 Feb 19:00-20:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/433155241337983/
+ Past Panto Wednesdays: Sinbad – Panto Screening by An Nuadha Players Wed 03 Feb 19:00-22:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/2482659782028450/ (Booking required)
+ The Nine Years War (1593-1603) by Jim O’Neill – History Talk with Trasna na Tire Wed 03 Feb 20:00-21:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/231572801671450/
+ Rainbow Phil – Daily Lockdown Live Show Thu 04 Feb 10:00-10:45 Online www.facebook.com/RainbowMusicPhil/
+ WWI: Exploring the Irish Experience – Virtual exhibition tour – National Library Thu 04 Feb 11:00 Online www.nli.ie/en/list/current-events.aspx (Booking required)
+ Online Reputation Management for Business and Professionals – Iconic Offices & The Speak Up Club Thu 04 Feb 11:00-11:40 Online iconicoffices.ie/events/online-reputation-management-business-professionals/
+ Wendy the wide mouthed frog – Story time, singing and craft activity – Hullabaloobell Parties UK Thu 04 Feb 12:00-12:30 Online www.facebook.com/events/954088325122312
+ Online Children’s Creative Writing Course – for the whole family Thu 04 Feb 16:00-16:45 Online www.facebook.com/events/783154195613768/
+ European Book Club No 1: Italian Novelist Sandro Veronesi – Discussion Thu 04 Feb 18:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/430001781481836/
++ Choirs for Cancer 2021 – Mass Choir Event for World Cancer Day Thu 04 Feb 19:00-20:30 Online www.eventbrite.ie/e/choirs-for-cancer-2021-tickets-137773378885
+ Rainbow Phil – Daily Lockdown Live Show Fri 05 Feb 10:00-10:45 Online www.facebook.com/RainbowMusicPhil/
+ Fingal HomeFit Live Sessions (Mon+Wed+Fri) Fri 05 Feb 10:00-10:40 Online www.fingal.ie/news/fingal-homefit-live-sessions-are-back (Booking required)
+ Hugh Lane Culture Club with Yseult O’Driscoll: Exploring “Scenes of Dublin Life” – Talk Fri 05 Feb 10:30 Online www.hughlane.ie/lectures/forthcoming-lectures/3084-culture-club-5-february-2021 (Booking required)


And I have even more events and suggestions!!

I found a few more things to keep you going or that you might find interesting:

1) Virtual Tour of “No. 29 Georgian House Museum”
Mrs. Olivia Beatty moved to No. 29 Fitzwilliam Street in November 1794 and the “No. 29 Georgian House Museum” wonderfully tells her story. Until a few years ago you were able to visit this museum and it was VERY popular. Watch the Virtual Experience here www.numbertwentynine.ie/ or check out the video tour www.numbertwentynine.ie/explore/video-tour and if you like it, PLEASE read the next section below here as well!

2) ESB is closing “No. 29 Georgian House Museum” – DON’T LET THAT HAPPEN!
Back in 2013 I got involved in an initiative to save the great No. 29 Georgian House Museum” in Fitzwilliam Street. The museum was opened by the ESB as a form of compensation for knocking down a whole range of Georgian Houses in Fitzwilliam Street to build their (pot ugly) corporate headquarter. But in 2013 they had enough of it and wanted to shut it down. With a public uproar and support from lots of people, including the RTE Liveline show, the ESB got the message and decided to stop the wonderful guided tours but to keep the museum open.
When they decided to replace the ugly office building with a new one, they closed the museum again in 2017 but promised to re-open it once the rebuild is completed.
However the Irish Times reported last Monday (www.irishtimes.com/culture/heritage/esb-seeks-to-turn-museum-into-luxury-apartments-for-sale-1.4466780) that the ESB now has decided to replace the popular museum with 3 luxury apartments. :-O What a shock! Please tell everyone about it! It would be a crying shame if this great museum was closed for good!
A “Reopen No.29 Georgian House Museum” signature campaign was started in Uplift (my.uplift.ie/petitions/reopen-no-29-georgian-house-museum). But it needs help!

3) Spread Your Wings (Donne-moi des ailes) – Movie
By total coincidence, I came across this new French film “Spread Your Wings (Donne-moi des ailes)” and it looks so good that I have to mention it this week. It will available for free online screening from  31 January until 28 February to viewers in Ireland only and after seeing the trailer (youtu.be/WxGXbsiDhw0) I think you HAVE to watch it. There is a downside: The film is in French with English subtitles and you will see in the trailer that it can be difficult to keep up.
The film is about a videogame-addicted teenager who is sent by his mother to spend the school holidays with his father in the beautiful, wetlands of the Camargue region in Southern France. The father is a visionary scientist who studies migrating geese. Father and son begin to bond as they come together on a madcap plan: to save an endangered species of geese. The pair plan to lead the geese they’ve raised onto new and safer migration routes, guiding them to Norway.
Read the full summary on the booking page below. Watching the film is free in Ireland, but you have to book here billetto.ie/e/the-green-night-of-ideas-free-online-screening-spread-your-wings-tickets-506580

4) Market Queens – New Dublin Ballad
Thomas Goulding (www.facebook.com/thomasgouldingsongwriting), a song writer from Dublin, wrote a great new song celebrating the women in Moore Street. It is called “Market Queens” and, sung by Paul Stone, you can listen to it here: www.facebook.com/thomasgouldingsongwriting/videos/724608024858990/
Thomas asked if you could maybe spread the word about it, if you like his song!

5) Choirs for Cancer 2021
At this big Choir Event for World Cancer Day, 20 choirs from all over the world are coming together (virtually) to remember people that were affected by cancer. You can watch it online on Thursday 04 February  from 19:00-20:30 and you will get the details via  www.eventbrite.ie/e/choirs-for-cancer-2021-tickets-137773378885 The YouTube Channel where the event is taking place on Thursday is here gturl.eu/ChoirsForCancer

Is learning a new skill part of your plans for the new year? Maybe it is a language or an instrument or some technical skills? Or NLP or some Business related “soft skills”? Check out Udemy via the link below, they have thousands of courses and there is good chance that what you are looking for is available.
The lowest cost for courses this month will be around 12.99. Check out the website at shor.by/GqCk And if you buy through that link, you help the Dublin Event Guide! ;-)

For physical books and e-books I recommend Book Depository because they are usually cheaper than others and they always include delivery for free and by using this link you help the Dublin Event Guide when you purchase a book and it doesn’t cost you a cent: shor.by/BookDepository  .


And this is it for another week! Have a good weekend and new week.
Take care,



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