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Dublin Event Guide 552: GPO 1818 Play, In Case of Emergency – Science Gallery, Lots of Comedy & Gigs

DEG Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events)

No. 552 | 12 January 2018

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Hi all!

If all goes well, you will get this Dublin Event Guide earlier once again. It could all change again next week and is always depending on how early in the week I will start, how productive I am when I work through the night and how many events there are. Regular events are back to normal, indoor events are on normal winter levels, but all the outdoor events are – understandably – still missing.

After the great news last week that the December bill got paid, this week the donation were extremely meagre. Only one wonderful person who helped and that means already half way through January and we still need to find EUR 188. :-O
If you can afford it, it would be great if you could donate EUR 12 for the year, that’s just 23 cent per Dublin Event Guide Edition or just 2.5 pints per year! That’s not much if you think about how much value the Dublin Event Guide brings you every week! Higher and lower donations are also appreciated! Every Euro counts!

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

And don’t forget that you can also help without spending a cent of your own money, if you buy through the advertisement links that are in the Dublin Event Guide or that are on the Dublin Event Guide Shopping Page at www.DublinEventGuide/shop If you want to buy from Groupon or LivingSocial or Amazon or Bookdepository or eBay or Asos or PrettyLittleThing or SportsDirect, just go to that website and click on the relevant link and it will bring you to the right place. The company you buy from will take 5-8% out of their profit (depending on the company) and will reward the Dublin Event Guide for promoting that company. But importantly you don’t pay more! Here are the links: www.dublineventguide.com/shop Thanks for using this page!

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

You can make your donation at www.perfectresults.info/donate.htm using Paypal or CreditCard or send me a mail at dublineventguide@gmail.com if you prefer to pay by bank transfer. Corporate or enterprise sponsors are very welcome too and will get a bundle of benefits as a thank you for their donation, contact me on sponsorship@dublineventguide.com to discuss the details.

And here is the second area where you can help: Without you spreading the word we would have never reached 24,000 subscribers and 73,000 Facebook Likes. Send your friends to www.dublineventguide.com where they can subscribe as well.

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And here is a great opportunity to help the Dublin Event Guide for absolutely no cost to you:

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 will bring you a video of Tony Robbins, who talks about 15 January, which is the date when most people have already broken their New Year’s Resolutions. If you made some cool Resolutions and are now unhappy because you broke them less than two weeks into 2018, then you have to watch this video clip!

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And if you want to find out more, read Tony Robbins’ brilliant book “Awaken the Giant Within“.

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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.

This week only Rosemary M was so great to help with a donation! Thanks a lot!! You and all the other donors throughout the year are keeping the Dublin Event Guide alive! Without you, there would be no Dublin Event Guide!!

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

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.

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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.

In January and even part of February, there are usually a good few events but no outstanding events yet. The proper event season starts only with St. Patrick’s Day, but that doesn’t mean you will be bored until then. Use the time, though to explore events that you otherwise might not have time for.

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Competitions

NSW Public Schools Symphony Orchestra & Choir – Ticket Competition

28 January – 19:30
The Helix, DCU, Collins Avenue, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

On 28 January the NSW Public Schools Symphony Orchestra & Choir will perform a concert in the Mahony Hall of the Helix as a final concert of their UK & Ireland concert tour. They will perform works from Tchaikovsky, Beethoven, Whitacre, Whitwell and Riebl.

The orchestra has 69 musicians and the choir 42 singers with an average age of 16 years. Together with the Australian orchestra and choir, the National Youth Orchestra of Ireland, the Ossia Youth Choir and the Belvedere College Chamber Choir will perform.

Admission is EUR 5 and can be bought via the Helix website here.

But the promoter of the concert has worked with the Dublin Event Guide before and was so happy with our cooperation and the interest that came from you for a previous concert they organised that they have made the great number of 20 pairs of tickets available for a competition. To be in with a chance to win a pair of tickets, you have to send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with NSWPS 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 13:00 on Monday 22 January. If you would like to bring the whole family, please put FAMILY in your mail and I will see if I can get a few 4-ticket sets in addition to the pairs of tickets.

www.thehelix.ie/what-s-on/all-events/from-down-under-nsw-ps-symphony-orchestra-choi/

The Night of Ideas – Premiere Screening and Discussion – Ticket Competition

Thursday 25 January – 20:20
Irish Film Institute, 6 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

The French Embassy, the Institut Français Paris and the IFI are presenting the first “Night of Ideas” in Ireland, a worldwide event that celebrates the stream of ideas between countries, cultures, topics and generations.

The event will start with the Irish premiere screening of the documentary “The Russian Revolution Through its Films (L’utopie des images de la Révolution russe)” selected at the 2017 Mostra of Venice with director Emmanuel Hamon and scripwriter Thomas Cheysson in attendance. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion on the Power of images featuring director Emmanuel Hamon, screenwriter Thomas Cheysson, Dr Ailise Bulfin of UCD and Donald Clarke of the Irish Times.

The film will be screened in French with English subtitles, the discussion is in English.

Tickets are EUR 11 and can be bought here.

The French Embassy has made 1 ticket available for a competition among the Dublin Event Guide Readers and if you want to win this ticket, you will have to send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with your name and mobile phone number in the body of the mail and the Subject Line “IDEAS18”. Your mail has to be with my by 13:00 on Monday 22 January.

ie.ambafrance.org/Special-Event-The-first-Night-of-Ideas-in-Ireland

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To achieve that some money is needed. Donations are a great help, but not everyone feels they can donate at the moment. So here is the solution: If you could help with a donation without having to pay a cent from your own money wouldn’t that be cool? You can!!

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New Ryanair hand luggage rules come into effect!

This Monday (15 January) the new Ryanair hand luggage rules come into effect that were originally announced for September and were then postponed until this week.

The new rules say that from this week you are only allowed to bring a very small (Laptop-sized) bag on board unless you pay for priority boarding. If you do pay for priority boarding you are allowed to bring a second carry-on bag (up to 10 kg) on board, if you don’t pay for priority boarding this second bag will be carried in the hold for free and has to be handed over at the baggage drop before you make it to security. So the second bag will be treated like a free checkin suitcase.

Ryanair says that the two-bag policy that they had for a while was causing boarding and flight delays, probably because people tried to bring huge rolly suitcases on board and there was not enough space on board. But Ryanair ignores the fact that all this was caused by their policy that tried to stop people from bringing check-in luggage. For years we were educated that we should bring our own bag to the plane so that Ryanair can save the cost for baggage handling. Now they are telling us that this slows down the process and oddly they will do the baggage handling for free.

But do you see what will happen next? In a few months (and it won’t be long), Ryanair will most likely introduce a fee for the checked in “hand luggage”. I would bet my last cent that the checkin bag won’t remain free for long. It is just free for the introduction of the rule as otherwise the uproar would be too big. Once people get their head around the new rule a charge of first EUR 10 and then probably EUR 20 for the “hand” luggage will be introduced.

And the next sneaky trick that I predict: The check in via smartphone app will soon cost money!

Wanted: Ireland’s Everyday Heros

The People of the Year Awards is looking for local heroes and ordinary people who do extraordinary things in communities throughout Ireland.

Do you know someone who does extraordinary things that really make a difference to you or your family, friends, neighbours, work colleagues or local community? Help these heroes to get recognised and nominate them. Ireland’s ‘Everyday Hero’ can be of any age, from any walk of life and from any part of Ireland but they have to be special to be considered. They can be the essence of community spirit, or they can be the person who puts everyone else before themselves and never asks for thanks.

Nominate your everyday hero on www.peopleoftheyear.com

Closing date is Friday 19 January.

The bubble is back! Crazy apartment prices in Dublin!

This week an apartment advertisement on Daft was shared on Facebook. The ad confirms that the craziness regarding Dublin rents is back. Exactly 10 years after the crash, we are were we were before.

The apartment is a 3-bedroom apartment on Parnell Street and the rental price is a whopping EUR 3,800 per month. With such a mad price, it is not surprising that it is advertised to accommodate up to 8 people and the pictures show bunk beds in the two small bedrooms. But I would expect that the people who rent it will try to squeeze at least 10 people into it. :-O

By buying through the ads in this Dublin Event Guide, you help the Dublin Event Guide! Thanks!

Say NO to Adblockers!

I use the Internet all the time and know how annoying advertisment can be. But I also spend close to 35 hours every week on this Dublin Event Guide where getting donations is hard work and where it would be sooooo much easier if you just clicked on the links in this Dublin Event Guide when you buy products or services. You are buying anyway and it doesn’t cost you any extra, so it would be cool to help the Dublin Event Guide.

BUT this plan ONLY work if you don’t use adblockers when you look at the Dublin Event Guide.

So, please, give ads a chance HERE. Free services are NEVER free, but they are ad funded. And if you don’t help funding them then soon they won’t be free anymore.

Opportunities

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

Exhibitions

Based on your feedback, I have decided to do the following with the Exhibition section in this newsletter from now on: I will provide you with a link to a near-comprehensive listing of exhibitions provided by www.visualartists.ie . For me to list all exhibitions would only be doubling their good work and would be an inefficient use of my resources. The link is www.visualartists.ie/category/listings/dublin/

On top of that I will every now and then include here a small selection of exhibitions that either are not mentioned in the Visual Artist listing or are note-worthy to be mentioned separately.

La Danse contemporaine en questions

from 11 Jan

Alliance Francaise, 1 Kildare Street, Dublin 2

Over the past three decades, the world of contemporary dance has evolved spectacularly in leaps and bounds through a multitude of different creative approaches to choreography. The Alliance Française Dublin in partnership with the Fondation Alliance Française will showcase in January and February an exploration of this universe of movement and its evolution in France since the 80s.
The exhibition was designed and coproduced by Centre National de la Danse and the Institut Français.

Admission is free. www.alliance-francaise.ie/culture/

Jacob’s Biscuit Factory & Dublin: An Assorted History

December 2017-March 2018 (Mon-Sat: 10:00-17:15)

Dublin City Hall, Dame Street, Dublin 2

The extensive Jacob Biscuit Factory Archive held at Dublin City Library and Archive is thge basis of this exhibition that explores all aspects of the factory’s twentieth century history and its impact on lives of Dubliners. On panels the history of the factory, the workers, the products it produced and its role in Irish life are described.

Find out the history of the Jacobs cream-cracker, who was the marketing genius to develop the concept of Jim Figgerty, and how did major national and international events from World Wars to 1916 Rising impact the business, customers and staff.

The exhibition is in the Vaults of Dublin City Hall and will run from December until March. It will be closed from 22 December until 03 January 2018.

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-culture-and-amenities-dublin-city-public-libraries-and-archive-events/jacob%E2%80%99s

Saturday 13 Jan

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Car Boot Sales – Tallaght

08:00 – 12:00, Sat 13 Jan

Tallaght Stadium, Whitestown Way, Tallaght, Co. Dublin

A weekly car boot sale, one of less than a handful that is still reliably taking place, has up to 200 cars/sellers. The stadium is just a few minutes walk from the Red LUAS line stop and numerous bus stops. For traders the Car Boot Sale opens at 06:30 for buyers from 08:00. If you are interested in selling, check the details and register on their website.

www.irishcarboot.ie/

Honest2Goodness Food Market

09:30 – 16:00, Sat 13 Jan

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 13 Jan

Malahide Park, Dublin Road, Malahide, Co. Dublin

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

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

www.parkrun.ie/

SuperNatural Food Market

09:30 – 15:30, Sat 13 Jan

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

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

www.supernatural.ie

The Green Door Market

09:30 – 16:00, Sat 13 Jan

18 Newmarket, Dublin 8

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

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

www.facebook.com/thegreendoordublin

Belgard Weekend Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 13 Jan

Belgard Road, Dublin 24

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

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

www.facebook.com/belgardmarket

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 13 Jan

Jamestown Market, 90 Jamestown Road, Inchicore, Dublin 8

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

www.jamestownmarket.com/

Marlay Park Market

10:00 – 16:00, Sat 13 Jan

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 13 Jan

Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

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

www.templebar.ie

The Story of the Capital – Exhibition in Dublin City Hall

10:00 – 17:15, Sat 13 Jan

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 2017.

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

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

Art, Bites, Crafts – Drumcondra Market

10:30 – 15:30, Sat 13 Jan

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 13 Jan

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/

French Library’s Morning Screenings – Family Event

11:00 – 12:30, Sat 13 Jan

Alliance Francaise, 1 Kildare Street, Dublin 2

A whole range of short films for the whole family (from Age 4) will be screened on Saturday.

Admission is free.

www.alliance-francaise.ie/culture

GPO 1818 – Play Performances

11:00 – 17:00, Sat 13 Jan

GPO, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

An Post is launching a new stamp to celebrate the 200th Anniversary of the opening of the GPO and theatre company Fishamble is performing a short (20min) site-specific play in the GPO on Saturday.

The play will be performed at 11:00, 12:00, 14:00, 15:00 and 16:00.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/fishamble

Intercultural Tour in Arabic – Chester Beatty Library

11:00, Sat 13 Jan

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

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

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

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

Intercultural Tour in Mandarin – Chester Beatty Library

11:00, Sat 13 Jan

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

An Intercultural Tour in Mandarin Language with Community Ambassador Vicky Wang will take place.

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

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

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Sat 13 Jan

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

Ha’penny Flea Market

12:00 – 17:00, Sat 13 Jan

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

The weekly Ha’penny Flea Market is an indoor market in the Grand Social Pub, which offers vintage Men and Women’s clothing, contemporary crafts, books, DVDs, vinyl records, vintage and handmade jewellery, vintage hair styles, art, photography and much more. Grand Social’s Bar and Gourmet Coffee options are available.

www.thegrandsocial.ie/

IN CASE OF EMERGENCY – Science Gallery Exhibition

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 13 Jan

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

The current exhibition in the Science Gallery is called “IN CASE OF EMERGENCY” and it will run from 12 October until 11 January. The exhibition looks at doomsday and emergency scenarios. How can we prepare for such a worst case situation? It is a very interesting exhibition that I recommend. Some exhibits need you to think/reflect a little, but that is a good thing! :-)

Exhibits are for example
+ 22 Doomsday Clocks that show how close we got to the end of the world in the period from 1945-2017
+ a series of drawings teaching basic skills for challenging situations
+ Pandemic Spreading patterns in a globalised world
+ Microbiome Ark (a small satellite that carries human microbiome on board to kickstart life on earth again after a disaster)
+ a selection of Manuals for Civilisation
The website below lists all exhibits and provides their explanation so that you can either before or after your visit check further details.

There is also a Situation Room where you can partake in a Catastrophe Citizen Assembly to decide on complex questions that could affect the survival of humanity. The Situation Room assembly will convene every hour. Check with the mediators how you can take part.

All Science Gallery exhibitions are suitable for ALL ages, even younger children will be able to take part/follow. For this exhibition, though, younger kids might need your help to understand some of the context.

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/icoe/

First Fortnight Tour at National Gallery

12:30 – 13:15, Sat 13 Jan

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

The First Fortnight Mental Health Arts Festival and the National Gallery together invite to a tour in the Gallery. The tour will address mental health.

Admission is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/first-fortnight-tour

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Sat 13 Jan

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/

The National Library’s History & Heritage – Tour

13:00, Sat 13 Jan

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

“The National Library’s History & Heritage” is a guided tour during which you will explore the Library’s rich architectural history and heritage. The tour begins in the main hall of the Library and includes a visit to the Library’s iconic reading room.

Admission is free.

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

Chester Beatty Library – Guided Tour

14:00, Sat 13 Jan

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

Eason Story Time for children

14:00, Sat 13 Jan

Eason, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

Every Saturday a kid’s book will be read in 27 Eason’s stores all over Ireland. In O’Connell Street the reading takes place at 14:00. In the other Eason Stores, the times vary between 11:00 and 15:00 (see website below). Suitable for age 0-6 with their parents.

Admission is free.

www.easonedition.com/events/

Jade City – Playreading

14:30, Sat 13 Jan

New Theatre, 43 East Essex St, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

The New Theatre supports new writing by providing playreading opportunities for authors of new plays. Jade City is by Alice Malseed and will be performed on Saturday.

Admission is free, but a donation of EUR 2 is suggested per person.

www.thenewtheatre.com/tnt_php/scripts/page/reading.php?reading_id=71

Otterman / Johnny Rayge – Gig

20:00, Sat 13 Jan

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Otterman with support from Johnny Rayge will perform a gig in Whelan’s.

Admission is free.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/otterman/

Ledz Presence – Led Zeppelin Tribute Gig

21:00, Sat 13 Jan

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

Led Zeppelin Tribute band “Ledz Presence” will play a gig in the Harbour Bar.

Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/ledz-presence2

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Sat 13 Jan

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/

Silent Front (UK) – Gig

22:30, Sat 13 Jan

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

After 23 years on stages, noise-rockers Silent Front are packing it in and are for the very last gig in Ireland in Whelan’s. Support act will be “Hands up who wants to die”.

Admission is free before 22:30

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/midnight-hour-w-silent-front-hands-up-who-wants-to-die/

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Car Boot Sales – Ballymun

08:00 – 13:00, Sun 14 Jan

Trinity Comprehensive Secondary School, Ballymun Road, Ballymun, Dublin 9

In addition to the Saturday Car Boot Sale in Tallaght, Irish Car Boot Sales run a weekly Sunday Car Boot Sales in Ballymun.

Admission for buyers is free.

www.facebook.com/irishcarboot

Belgard Weekend Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 14 Jan

Belgard Road, Dublin 24

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

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

www.facebook.com/belgardmarket

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 14 Jan

Jamestown Market, 90 Jamestown Road, Inchicore, Dublin 8

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

www.jamestownmarket.com

Marlay Park Market

10:00 – 16:00, Sun 14 Jan

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 14 Jan

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 14 Jan

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 14 Jan

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 14 Jan

Kilkenny Shop, Nassau Street, Dublin 2

The Kilkenny Shop Cafe is inviting to a Jazz Brunch Sunday every Sunday from 11:00-14:00 and from 14:30-16:30 a Bluegrass Band is taking over. Unfortuantely they don’t specify who the bands are.

Admission is free.

www.kilkennyshop.com/restaurant-jazzsundays

Palestrina Choir

11:00, Sun 14 Jan

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

National Gallery Drop-in Family Session

11:30 – 14:30, Sun 14 Jan

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

“Tearing through Nature with Turner” is the theme for Sunday’s Family Session.

“Join Eimear Murphy for a creative workshop inspired by Turner’s landscapes. Create your own dramatic landscapes by tearing and sticking collage materials. Drop-in and stay for as long (or as little!) as you wish! Children and their parents/guardians/carers are encouraged to work together on the creative project; suitable for children of all ages.”

Admission is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/drop-family-session-tearing-through-nature

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Sun 14 Jan

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 14 Jan

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

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

www.blackrockmarket.com/

Guided Walks – Botanic Gardens

12:00 – 15:30, Sun 14 Jan

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

IN CASE OF EMERGENCY – Science Gallery Exhibition

12:00 – 18:00, Sun 14 Jan

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

The current exhibition in the Science Gallery is called “IN CASE OF EMERGENCY” and it will run from 12 October until 11 January. The exhibition looks at doomsday and emergency scenarios. How can we prepare for such a worst case situation? It is a very interesting exhibition that I recommend. Some exhibits need you to think/reflect a little, but that is a good thing! :-)

Exhibits are for example
+ 22 Doomsday Clocks that show how close we got to the end of the world in the period from 1945-2017
+ a series of drawings teaching basic skills for challenging situations
+ Pandemic Spreading patterns in a globalised world
+ Microbiome Ark (a small satellite that carries human microbiome on board to kickstart life on earth again after a disaster)
+ a selection of Manuals for Civilisation
The website below lists all exhibits and provides their explanation so that you can either before or after your visit check further details.

There is also a Situation Room where you can partake in a Catastrophe Citizen Assembly to decide on complex questions that could affect the survival of humanity. The Situation Room assembly will convene every hour. Check with the mediators how you can take part.

All Science Gallery exhibitions are suitable for ALL ages, even younger children will be able to take part/follow. For this exhibition, though, younger kids might need your help to understand some of the context.

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/icoe/

Sunday at Noon – Classical Concerts

12:00 – 13:00, Sun 14 Jan

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 Shahab Coohe (tar, tomback) and Shayan Coohe (santoor), performing Persian Contemporary Improvisation.

www.hughlane.ie/all/1977-sundaysnoon-shahab-and-shayan-coohe

Family Tour – National Gallery

12:30 – 13:15, Sun 14 Jan

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

This tour is designed for children and their guardians, parents, and carers and will make the works on display fun and engaging for kids.

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

www.nationalgallery.ie/family-tour-15

Salsa Bachata Practice

13:00 – 16:00, Sun 14 Jan

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

A free Salsa and Bachata Practice event is taking place on Sunday afternoon.

www.facebook.com/events/159467704689958/

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13:00, Sun 14 Jan

Dublin (various locations)

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Co-Motion – Musical Experience – First Fortnight Festival

14:00, Sun 14 Jan

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

Co-Motion is a great musical and motivational event during the Mental Health Arts Festival “First Fortnight”.

At Co-Motion you will be randomly assigned to a walking partner, with whom you’ll share your playlist of songs as you enjoy a stroll around the peaceful setting of The National Botanic Gardens. This could be the play list that you use to energise, motivate you or maybe to calm you down. It should be songs that speak to you, but you choose whatever you want and share this with your walking partner. Headphones and a playlist on your phone are required, headphone splitters will be provided.

Admission is free. Meet in the Visitor Centre.

botanicgardens.ie/news/events.htm#14Jan

Dublin Sketchers – Sunday Meet-up

14:00, Sun 14 Jan

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 14 Jan

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

Irish Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers – Meet up

14:00 – 16:00, Sun 14 Jan

The Constant Knitter, 88 Francis Street, Dublin 8

The Irish Guild of Weavers Spinners and Dyers (IGWSD) will meet for their monthly meeting on Sunday and everyone is very welcome.

Admission is free.

www.theconstantknitter.ie/

Stella Bass Jazz Trio

14:00 – 16:00, Sun 14 Jan

Café en Seine, Dawson Street, Dublin 2

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

www.stellabass.com

Sunday Family Sketching – Hugh Lane Gallery

14:00 – 15:00, Sun 14 Jan

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. There will be a different topic every week and all topics until 28 Jan are listed on the website below.

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

www.hughlane.ie/childrens-workshops/forthcoming/1787-sunday-sketching-sept-jankidsclub

Chester Beatty Library – Guided Tour

15:00, Sun 14 Jan

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

Museum Tour – National Print Museum

15:00 – 16:30, Sun 14 Jan

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

Unlike the three branches of the National Museum, the National Print Museum is normally not free, but every Sunday there is a free public tour for the next few weeks. Every visit begins with a short audio-visual presentation where the audience can observe active retired printers providing practical demonstrations of machines from the Museum’s collection.

www.nationalprintmuseum.ie/guided-tours.html

The Meeting on the Turret Stairs – Art Talk

15:00 – 15:45, Sun 14 Jan

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

“A Tale of Two Romances: Burton’s ‘The Meeting on the Turret Stairs'” is a talk by Dr Marie Bourke (curator of Frederic William Burton: For the Love of Art) about Burton’s most famous work “The Meeting on the Turret Stairs” and the romance in his own life.

Admission is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/tale-two-romances-burtons-meeting-turret-stairs

Bal Folk – European Folk Dance Session

16:30 – 18:30, Sun 14 Jan

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

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

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

The event takes place every Sunday in the Cobblestone Pub.

www.facebook.com/events/1219720821504829/

Blues Got Soul – Gig

17:00 – 20:15, Sun 14 Jan

The International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

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

The High Leeson – Bluegrass Gig

18:00, Sun 14 Jan

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 14 Jan

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 14 Jan

Arthur’s Pub, 28 Thomas Street, Dublin 8

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

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

www.facebook.com/ArthursPub

Gardiner Street Gospel Choir Mass

19:30 – 20:30, Sun 14 Jan

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

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

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

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

www.gardinerstreetgospelchoir.com

Apollo Sessions

20:30, Sun 14 Jan

Bleeding Horse, 24 Upper Camden St., Dublin 2

Every Sunday this singer-songwriter night takes place in the Bleeding Horse in Camden St. from 8.30pm. It is an Open mic night and performers can just turn up and put their name on the list for that night.

www.facebook.com/apollosessions

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 00:00, Sun 14 Jan

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

Keith Burke – Gig

21:00, Sun 14 Jan

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

Keith Burke will play Folk, Pop at this gig.

Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/keith-burke

The Jive Cats – Gig

22:00, Sun 14 Jan

Mercantile, 28 Dame Street, Dublin 2

The Rock ‘n’ Rock and Swing Band “The Jive Cats” will perform in the Mercantile every Sunday from 22:00.

Admission is free.

dublinsessions.ie/the-mercantile-hotel/

The Dublin Blues Cartel – Gig

22:30, Sun 14 Jan

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/index.php/live-from-the-window-w-the-dublin-blues-cartel-32/

Monday 15 Jan

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National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Mon 15 Jan

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

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

Admission to the gallery and to most events is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Mon 15 Jan

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/

Career Talk: New Beginnings in 2018

13:30 – 14:30, Mon 15 Jan

Central Library, Ilac Shopping Centre, Henry Street, Dublin 1

The Central Library’s Career Direction & Development Programme 2018 will start with the talk “New Beginnings in 2018” that will help you with a plan for finding and getting the job you want. Barry McLoughlin (Senior Training Consultant, Communications Clinic) will be the speaker.

Admission is free, but booking is required via 01-8733996

www.dublincitypubliclibraries.ie

Using the National Library: Research Workshop

15:00, Mon 15 Jan

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

Come to this “Research Workshop: Using the National Library” for advice and guidance on researching the rich and varied collections of the National Library.

“The workshop will draw on case studies of personalities from the NLI’s collections and is suitable for anyone looking to embark on a research project.”

Admission is free, but booking is required via learning@nli.ie or 01 6030 259

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

Song Cycle

20:00, Mon 15 Jan

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Song Cycle is a weekly Singer/Songriter showcase. The line-up is not always easily findable on the Whelan’s website, but admission is always free.

www.whelanslive.com

The Circle Sessions – Open Mic

20:00 – 23:30, Mon 15 Jan

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 15 Jan

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 15 Jan

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

Donal Kirk & Anto Drennan – Gig

21:00, Mon 15 Jan

Leeson Lounge, 148 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4

Donal Kirk and Anto Drennan will play music from Lowell George Little Feat, Bonnie Raitt, Free, Bad Company, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Beatles, Bobby Bland, Vince Gill, Ray Charles, Etta James, Elvis, Ry Cooder, Dobie Gray, Guy Clarke, early ZZ Top, Dave Edmunds, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Willie Nelson.

Admission is free.

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

Jazz Jam Session – Grand Social

21:00, Mon 15 Jan

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

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

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

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

SaBaZouKi After Work – Dance Party

21:00 – 23:00, Mon 15 Jan

Madigan’s, 25 North Earl Street, Dublin 1

The SaBaZouKi After Work – Dance Party will take place on Monday from 21:00-23:00 and admission is free. Before that, from 19:00-21:00 there will be dance classes for Salsa, Bachata, Zouk and Kizomba (not free) and details can be found on the website below.

www.facebook.com/events/175678483035692/

Trad Sessions

21:00 – 23:30, Mon 15 Jan

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 15 Jan

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/

That’s It Recordings – Open Mic

22:00, Mon 15 Jan

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/thats-it-open-mic-3/

Tuesday 16 Jan

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National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Tue 16 Jan

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

William Orpen: a war artist in France – Talk

13:15 – 14:00, Tue 16 Jan

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

“William Orpen: a war artist in France” is a talk by Diane Lees (Director-General of the Imperial War Museums) about the war landscapes of Sir William Orpen. The talk is organised in association with the exhibition “Aftermath: The War Landscapes of William Orpen”. The painting is on display in Room 31.

Admission is free. The talk will be in the lecture theatre.

www.nationalgallery.ie/william-orpen-war-artist-france

Beyond the Book of Kells: A Twelfth-Century Bede from Bury

18:30 – 20:00, Tue 16 Jan

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

“Beyond the Book of Kells: A Twelfth-Century Bede from Bury” is part of a series entitled “Beyond the Book of Kells: The stories of eight other medieval manuscripts from the library of Trinity College Dublin.”

In this talk Dr Mark Faulkner from Trinity’s School of English, will discuss TCD MS 492: A Twelfth-Century Bede from Bury. MS 492 typifies the large, imposing copies of major Latin works with which monasteries filled their libraries after the Norman conquest of England in 1066.

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

www.eventbrite.ie/e/beyond-the-book-of-kells-a-twelfth-century-bede-from-bury-tickets-41340488514?ref=devg

Quantfied Self Meet-up: Glucose and Cholesterol tracking – Talk

18:30 – 20:00, Tue 16 Jan

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

The Dublin Quantified Self group is for anyone interested in self-tracking. This could be by recording your jogging times or how you are feeling or how often you talk to your friends.

The topic at this month’s meet-up is “How best to self-test for glucose, cholesterol and overall health.”

Find out more via the link below and register through a link on the same page. Admission is free.

dublin.sciencegallery.com/events/2017/12/quantifiedselfmeet

Reading Dante – in Italian

18:30 – 20:00, Tue 16 Jan

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

The Italian Institute of Culture is inviting to the series “Reading Dante at the IIC”.

The readings will take place in the Pavilion at the Italian Institute of Culture on Tuesdays from 18:30-20:00. The explanation will be in English and the reading of the text in Italian. The first reading will be

+ 16 Jan: Inferno: The Violent: Piero, a Florentine, Capaneo (XII-XIV)

Admission is free.

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

The Dublin Language Exchange – Meetup

19:00, Tue 16 Jan

Czech Inn, Essex Gate, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

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

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

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

Camden Comedy

20:00 – 22:30, Tue 16 Jan

Anseo, 18 Camden Street Lower, Dublin 2

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

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

www.facebook.com/CamdenComedyDublin/

Dublin Bluegrass Collective – Gig

20:00, Tue 16 Jan

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

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

www.facebook.com/Sin.E.Pub

Ukulele Tuesday – Jam&Gig

20:00 – 23:30, Tue 16 Jan

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

Light House Sessions – Open Mic Night

20:30, Tue 16 Jan

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

The Light House Sessions is an Open Mic Night in the Bowery. There will be music, comedy and spoken wand admission is free.

thebowery.ie/calander/

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 23:00, Tue 16 Jan

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 16 Jan

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

The Trad Stage – Open Mic

21:00 – 23:30, Tue 16 Jan

Tivoli Backstage, 18/19 Francis Street, Dublin 8

The Trad Stage is a weekly Open Mic event in the Tivoli Backstage venue. Musicians are invited to perform live in front of an interested audience. Performances are primarily of Irish Traditional Music and Folk Singing, however it is possible to also see performances of traditional music from all over the world as well as performances of original compositions from local and international musicians.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/thetradstage/

International Bar Jazz Night

21:30, Tue 16 Jan

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 16 Jan

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 17 Jan

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Creative Den Drawing Session – Rua Red

11:00, Wed 17 Jan

Rua Red, South Dublin Arts Centre, Tallaght, D24

Did you ever want to give drawing a go? Or maybe you are a budding artist looking for like-minded people to draw with? The Creative Den in Rua Red runs free weekly drawing sessions on Wednesdays at 11:00.

ruared.ie/

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Wed 17 Jan

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 17 Jan

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/

Clear out your Clutter and Reconnect to Yourself – Talk

18:30, Wed 17 Jan

Rathmines Library, 157 Lower Rathmines Road, Dublin 6

“Clear out your Clutter and Reconnect to Yourself in 2018” is a talk by Fiona Hall, Psychotherapist and the founder of Consciously Clearing. Find out how to declutter your home and learn practical tips and suggestions on how to let go of the past and to move forward and make positive changes to live in a more meaningful and connected way.

Admission is free. Booking is required via 01-4973539

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

Poetry Wednesday

18:30, Wed 17 Jan

Inchicore Library, 34 Emmet Road, Dublin 8

‘Poetry Wednesday’ is a series of poetry readings held in Inchicore Library on a monthly basis by guest poets Maeve O’Sullivan and Anne Tannam. There will also be an open mic section for poems and songs on the (optional) theme of travel.

Admission is free. But registration is required via inchicorelibrary@dublincity.ie or 01-453 3793.

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

Speaking Words: Drama in Pearse Street Library

18:30, Wed 17 Jan

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

At “Speaking Words: Poetry and prose readings of writers own work” the Bayside Writers will launch their new collection of writing.

Admission is free. Refreshments and chat from 18:00.

www.dublincity.ie/speaking-words-evening-drama-pearse-street-library

Death Fears the Irish – Candlelit Storytelling

19:30 – 21:30, Wed 17 Jan

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

The Candlelit Storytellers will be in the Bowery telling stories about Irish heroes and why they didn’t fear death, but death feared them.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1663014867051883/

Dwarf Jar Wednesday Jazz

19:30 – 22:00, Wed 17 Jan

The Dwarf Jar Cafe, 1 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

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

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/satumusikk/

Jesters Open Mic Comedy Night

19:45 – 22:00, Wed 17 Jan

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/

Shambhala Open Meditation

19:45 – 22:00, Wed 17 Jan

Dublin Shambhala Center, 23 Upper Mount Street, Dublin 2

The Dublin Shambhala Meditation Centre is inviting to a Open Meditation evening on Wednesday as an entry point for you if you want to learn about meditation, mindfulness and its relevance in our daily life. But regular practitioners are also welcome.

The meditation begins at 20:00 and there are two 20-minute periods of sitting with a 10-minute walking meditation in between. This is followed by a short reading and an informal chat over tea will follow.

For beginners, meditation instruction will be provided.

Admission free. Donations welcome.

Find out more details via the link below.

dublin.shambhala.info/

BIMM Open Mic Comp – Gig

20:00, Wed 17 Jan

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

Ten talented songwriters will compete at the Singer Songwriter competition of the BIMM Music college for a place in the final.

Admission is free,

sin-e.ie/events/bimm-open-mic-comp/

Brand New Switcharoo – Roots Gig

20:00, Wed 17 Jan

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/

Northern Greece – An Under-Watched Birders’ Paradise – Talk

20:00, Wed 17 Jan

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

The lecture “Northern Greece – An Under-Watched Birders’ Paradise” with Philip Clancy will be a talk about the bird watching paradise of Northern Greece. The event is organised by the Tolka Branch of BirdWatch Ireland.

Admission is free.

botanicgardens.ie/news/events.htm#17Jan

Anseo Comedy Club

20:30, Wed 17 Jan

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 17 Jan

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

Ben Prevo – Gig

21:00, Wed 17 Jan

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

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

Admission is free.

thebowery.ie/calander/

Forro Wednesday

21:00, Wed 17 Jan

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 17 Jan

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 17 Jan

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

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

Wednesday Night Jazz

21:30, Wed 17 Jan

Chambers Pub, 13 Merrion Row, Dublin 2

This is a weekly Jazz gig in the Chambers Pub.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1973708379312745/

The Harleys – Gig

23:55, Wed 17 Jan

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 18 Jan

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National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Thu 18 Jan

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

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

Admission to the gallery and to most events is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on

The Green Door Market

12:00 – 19:00, Thu 18 Jan

18 Newmarket, Dublin 8

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

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

www.facebook.com/thegreendoordublin

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13:00, Thu 18 Jan

Dublin (various locations)

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

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

www.bookdepository.com?a_aid=dubevg

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Goya’s Disasters of War – Talk

13:10, Thu 18 Jan

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

The talk “Goya’s Disasters of War” with Peter Cherry (Lecturer in History of Art, Trinity College Dublin) will take place.

Admission is free.

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

Neuro-handwriting analysis: Where the Medieval and the 21st Century Collide – Talk

16:00 – 18:00, Thu 18 Jan

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

The “Neuro-handwriting analysis: Where the Medieval and the 21st Century Collide” talk ombines historical and digital approaches, investigating clues about neurological diseases and disorders in medieval handwriting. Electronic engineers Professor Stephen Smith and Dr Márjory Da Costa-Abreu join palaeographer Dr Deborah Thorpe to digitally-excavate the lost dynamic features of writing in static samples of medieval writing.

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

Deborah is a Dublin Event Guide reader and I am more than happy to spread the word about her talk! :-)

www.eventbrite.ie/e/neuro-handwriting-analysis-where-the-medieval-and-the-21st-century-collide-tickets-41341406259?ref=devg

Spanish Film Screening: Stockholm

17:30, Thu 18 Jan

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

The Spanish Drama “Stockholm” will be screened in the Spanish Flm Club on Thursday. The film is in Spanish with English subtitles.

Admission is free. There will be light refreshments from 17:00

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

Big Screen Quiz Night

18:00 – 21:00, Thu 18 Jan

Sinnott’s Bar, South King Street, Dublin 2

The Big Screen Quiz Night takes place in Sinnott’s. Admission is free and you can win amazing prizes. You can play in a group or on your own.

www.facebook.com/events/689476054583147/

Jazz Club at Sweetman’s – Gig

18:00 – 20:00, Thu 18 Jan

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 18 Jan

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 18 Jan

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

Explore some of the highlights in the National Gallery at this Evening Tour.

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

www.nationalgallery.ie/evening-tour-16

New to Dublin? Dublin Expats Meeting

19:00, Thu 18 Jan

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 18 Jan

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/

Spotlight Presents: Funk You Vol III – Gig

20:00, Thu 18 Jan

Liquor Rooms, 7 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

Liquor Rooms house bands Spotlight Presents will play funk and soul music.

Admission is free.

theliquorrooms.com/event/spotlight-presents-funk-you-vol-iii-2/?instance_id=443

Table Quiz Thursday – Grand Social

20:00 – 23:00, Thu 18 Jan

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

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

Admission is free.

www.thegrandsocial.ie/event/table-quiz-thursdays-9/2018-01-18/

Singer Songwriter Night – Mother Reilly’s

21:00, Thu 18 Jan

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

SpaceVolk – Gig

21:00, Thu 18 Jan

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

SpaceVolk will play Alternative Funk at this gig in Bray.

Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/spacevolk1

The Luna Boys – Gig

21:00, Thu 18 Jan

Mercantile, 28 Dame Street, Dublin 2

The Luna Boys are in the Mercantile for a gig every Thursday night.

Admission is free.

dublinsessions.ie/the-mercantile-hotel/

Brady’s Fun Pub Quiz

21:30, Thu 18 Jan

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 18 Jan

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 18 Jan

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 18 Jan

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 18 Jan

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 19 Jan

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The Story of the Capital – Exhibition in Dublin City Hall

10:00 – 17:15, Fri 19 Jan

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 2017.

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

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

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Fri 19 Jan

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

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

Admission to the gallery and to most events is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on

The Green Door Market

12:00 – 19:00, Fri 19 Jan

18 Newmarket, Dublin 8

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

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

www.facebook.com/thegreendoordublin

Niall Naessens – Pop-up Art Talk

15:15 – 15:45, Fri 19 Jan

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

Artist Niall Naessens will discuss his new body of work “Good Morning, Mr.Turner” during this pop-up art talk.

Admission is free. Meet in the Print Gallery.

www.nationalgallery.ie/pop-talk-niall-naessens

Cornucopia – Live Music

19:30 – 21:30, Fri 19 Jan

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

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Fri 19 Jan

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/

Megacone – Gig

21:00, Fri 19 Jan

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

Megacone is a 5 piece instrumental band from Dublin with three (!!) lead guitars. They will play a gig on Friday.

Admission is free.

sin-e.ie/events/megacone/

Souljackers – Gig

21:00, Fri 19 Jan

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

The band Souljackers will play Soul and Lounge in the Harbour Bar.

Admission is free.

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

Heads Up – Gig

21:30, Fri 19 Jan

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

Blues & Roots band Heads Up will play a gig in the Patriot’s Inn.

Admission is free.

dublinsessions.ie/the-patriots-inn/

Gavin Povey and the Fabulous Oke She Moke She Pops

22:00, Fri 19 Jan

Leeson Lounge, 148 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4

It is not completely clear if this event is still continuing or if Gavin Povey’s stint in the Leeson Lounge has ended:

“Gavin Povey and The Fabulous Oke She Moke She Pops” will play New Orleans style Piano Rhythm & Blues, Boogie Woogie and Rock’n’ Roll. Gavin Povey has played piano with Van Morrison, Finbar Wright, Kirsty MacColl, Steve Cropper, Shakin’ Stevens and many more.

Admission is free.

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

RobotRock – Gig

23:30, Fri 19 Jan

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

RobotRock will play Daft Punk and the Prodigy with live instruments.

Admission is free.

www.thegrandsocial.ie/event/robotrock-4/

Events Coming Up

Dublin Mountains Partnership – Guided Walks

01+07+13+21+27 January

Every month the Dublin Mountain Partnership runs free guided walks in the Dublin Mountains often on some Saturdays or Sundays, but also on other days during the month. The walks have varying difficulty and duration and the details can be found on the Dublin Mountain Partnership website: www.dublinmountains.ie/news/upcoming_events/?no_cache=1

The walks in January are on 01+07+13+21+27 January.

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

Not free, but interesting nevertheless:

First Fortnight: 01-15 Jan

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Dublin City Council: Are they all insane? – Clontarf Sea Wall

There are (too many!!) times when you have to question the sanity of the people that run Dublin City. Last week I wrote about the mess regarding College Green Plaza. Dublin City is definitely involved in that, but An Bord Pleanala was also a significant contributor to that mess.

This week it is getting worse. Much worse!

You might remember a big fight between Dublin City and locals in Clontarf about the flood protection wall that was built last year. The locals wanted to have a low walls so that their pretty views of the sea will not be disturbed and Dublin City banged their fist on the table and said: NO! The “No” was based on the expected flood levels and the Clontarf locals were the ones that appeared narrow minded and short sighted in that conflict. Dublin City went ahead and got the wall built and the locals had to accept.

Fast forward just little while to last Monday: In their January meeting, the Dublin City Councillors decided to LOWER the sea wall now by just 30cm for a cost of EUR 230k below the level that is the national flood level standard to …wait for it…. “improve the view for motorists”. Have you heard anything more bonkers from the shower of City Councillors? But that’s not all! After that it will cost another EUR 300k to beautify the shortened wall. And it is also expected that the wall will have to be raised again in a few years time.

The interesting thing is that Labour, the Green Party, some from Fine Gael and some from AAA-PBP were against the shortening of the wall, but the decision was 34 in favour and 21 against, 3 abstained. In the Council with 63 councillors there are 8 from Fine Gael, 8 from Labour, 6 from AAA-PBP and 3 from the Green party. That’s 25 who should have been against it (obviously the parties weren’t able to convince their own councillors).
And what parties are on the INSANE side of the house? It is Sinn Fein (16), Independents (11), Fianna Fail (9), Social Democrats (1) and Workers Party (1). Remember them when the next election comes along in 2019!

At the time of writing this, the minutes were not yet published. so a list of names who voted for and who against is not known and the above paragraph is a guess from the above referred to article in TheJournal.ie. If you want to watch the webcast, you can find it here and look for Topic No. 6.

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