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Dublin Event Guide 572: YouBloom Festival Gigs, Tall Ships Regatta, New Market Collective, Bray Vintage Car Show

DEG Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events)

No. 572 | 01 June 2018

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Hi all!

The whole last week I was away in Germany and only came back on Friday late at night. I visited my family and we celebrated my mother’s birthday at a big event on Thursday. A great time!! BUT I only enjoyed myself and did not work at all, not even on the Dublin Event Guide. For this reason, today’s edition is a) late and b) a little slimmer than usually. I hope you forgive me and understand! Thanks!

Last week not a single person helped with a donation and for that reason we are in serious trouble again. EUR 75 are still outstanding from May and EUR 240 for June, so the total amount I have to look for in June is EUR 315 (!!). That’s a lot and I really really need your help! If you could support the Dublin Event Guide, I am suggesting a very fair EUR 12 for the year, that’s just 23 cent per Dublin Event Guide Edition or less than 3 pints for the whole year! That’s not much if you think about how much value the Dublin Event Guide brings you every week! ;-) Higher and lower donations are also appreciated! Every Euro counts!

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

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

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

Last week not a single person helped with a donation. Despite that fact that without donations, the Dublin Event Guide will not survive. :-O

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

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

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.

This weekend the Youbloom Festival Music Trail has to be mentioned and th fact that the current Science Gallery exhibition closes on Sunday. The Tall Ship Regatta has NO land activities, so that is a bit disappointing. Oh and on Sunday there is a Vintage Car Show in Bray.

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Dublin Port River Fest 2018 cancelled

The Dublin Port River Fest was once a BIG and very popular festival along the Liffey on the Northside from the CHQ building nearly to the Point Depot / 3 Arena. That was when the Dublin Dockland’s Authority still existed. When the DDA disappeared and was taken back by Dublin City, the festival shrunk to a fraction from the Convention Centre to half-way to the Point Depot / Arena. It was a poor cousin of the previous event and this was reflected in the visitor numbers.

This year, the news is even worse: The Dublin Port River Fest has been cancelled completely! Yes there will be a “mini-” Tall Ship event, but the focus is on the boats, the crews that come with the boats and the people in Dublin won’t get much more than a pretty view and maybe a visit on some of the ships.

The financial and economic crisis was in 2008, a full 10 years ago, but it seems that Dublin City has singificantly decreased their event programme just in the last 2-3 years. Not a good development! :-(

200 new stationless bikes for hire

Two companies, BleeperBike and Urbo, got a licence from Dublin City to operate stationless bikes for hire and to compete with Dublin Bikes. This is a big step! And it also a development that has advantages and disadvantages.

One year ago, Dublin City threatened BleeperBike to remove their bikes from Dublin’s streets if they launched as they had planned back then. Now they got the licence and are ready to launch immediately. The bikes are white and are already available in Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown. The great thing about the new bikes is that they will allow us to hire bikes in and to areas that are currently not covered by Dublin Bikes (and that might never be reached by Dublin Bikes). The disadvantage the new bike hire schemes might bring is that Dublin Bikes membership will be less attractive for some and therefore the Dublin Bikes charges might go up when less people subscribe.

For users the big difference is that there is no yearly charge, instead you pay from the first minute of usage after you unlock a bike with an app. Dublin Bikes allow you to use the bike for free for the first 30 minutes as often as you like during the year, but you pay a yearly fee. Bleeperbike also have a 3 Month membership and 12 month membership plan that also gives you the first 30 minutes for free if you don’t want to use the Pay as you Go plan, but these membership plans are a lot more expensive than the Dublin Bikes plan and Dublin Bikes could use that as a justification to increase their charges too.

And another important thing to note: “Stationless” doesn’t really mean completely stationless!! You are not allowed to park and lock the car anywhere, instead, the bike has to be locked to a “recognised public cycle parking space” and these spaces are identified in the BleeperBike app.

www.thejournal.ie/dcc-stationless-bikes-4044090-May2018/
www.thejournal.ie/share-bikes-dublin-urbo-bleeperbike-2-4046606-May2018/

Library Events missing this week!

Please note; Because I was away for most of the week and didn’t have time to add ALL events, there are a number of events missing this week, especially the events in Dublin’s Libraries and in the Long Room Hub in Trinity College are not in this Dublin Event Guide.

The Library Events can be found here.

The Long Room Hub events are “behind” this link.

Met Eireann are panicked again

Weather happens, no matter if we like it or not. But Met Eireann seems to be panicked easily and then panics the whole population.

Germany has very hot days and there are regularly VERY severe thunderstorms with dramatic lightning, torrential downpours and hailstones. I was there during the week and the newspapers reported from some locations in the northern half of Germany that had up to 150 litres of rain per square meter. With basements flooded, a shopping centre 1.5m under water etc. Serious stuff! But I never heard that there was an orange or red or yellow weather warning. And even if there had been one, it wouldn’t have stopped the weather.

In Ireland it is different, we have a weather warning. Then we panic and then nothing happens. Again and again and again. On Friday, Met Eireann issued a Status Orange weather warning for heavy rain in 16 counties of Ireland, including Dublin. A third of the torrential downpour from Germany (only 50mm) was expected and nothing happened (at least in Dublin.

Is it not time to overhaul and correct this silly weather warning system that we have at the moment? There is nothing wrong in forecasting bad weather but “crying Wolf” all the time and being totally wrong after an exaggerated warning is not helpful to anyone.

www.thejournal.ie/heavy-rain-thunderstorms-rainfall-warning-4047728-Jun2018/

Opportunities

The former “Opportunities” section is now the place where the weekly nationwide clever event map from our sponsor Energia will be featured. Full details about the events on the map are on the Energia blog: gturl.eu/Energia18_wk23

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.

Art & The Great Hunger

08 March-30 June (Daily: 10:00-17:00)

The Coach House, Dublin Castle Gardens, Dublin 2

“Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum” at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut, is sending its art collection to Ireland for the first time. The exhibition documents the scale of the famine, the horror of it, how it permeated and changed Ireland and the people that escaped it forever. The museum’s collection, the only one of its kind in the world, constitutes an incomparable direct link to the past of almost 6.5 million Irish and 40 million Irish-American people.

Admission is free.

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Car Boot Sales – Tallaght

08:00 – 12:00, Sat 02 Jun

Tallaght Stadium, Whitestown Way, Tallaght, Co. Dublin

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

www.irishcarboot.ie/

Tall Ships Regatta 2018

09:00, Sat 02 Jun

Sir John Rogerson’s Quay, Dublin 2

The Tall Ships Regatta will be in Dublin from Friday until Monday, but don’t expect anything like the huge and wonderful event that we had here in 2012. Also, and VERY regrettably, the Dublin Port River Fest that was on the bank holiday weekend for years is NOT taking place this year.

You will be able to visit SOME of the 17 ships on Saturday and Sunday, but there is no land-based festival. The smaller ships will be in the Grand Canal Dock and the larger ones are on Sir Rogerson’s Quay. It seems that only the smaller ships can be visited (between 12:00 and 18:00 on Saturday and Sunday).

The ships will be arriving from Liverpool and will leave on Monday at 12:30 to sail to the Golf of Biscay.

If you like looking at Tall Ships, this event has something for you. But I have to be honest and admit that I am disappointed that Dublin City did cancel the Riverfest in 2018.

www.dublincity.ie/TallShipsRegatta2018

Honest2Goodness Food Market

09:30 – 16:00, Sat 02 Jun

Honest2goodness, 136 Slaney Close, Dublin Industrial Estate, Glasnevin, Dublin 11

The weekly Honest2goodness food market in Glasnevin has fresh meat, vegetables, fish, baked goods, and wines. It is open from 09:30-16:00. It is behind Lidl in the Industrial Estate just after the Glasnevin Cemetary coming from the City Centre.

www.honest2goodness.ie

Park Runs: Malahide, Cabinteely, Shanganah, Marlay, Raheny

09:30 – 13:00, Sat 02 Jun

Malahide Park, Dublin Road, Malahide, Co. Dublin

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

A whole range of Parkruns take place every week:
+ Malahide Park, Dublin Road, Malahide, Co. Dublin
+ Cabinteely Park, Old Bray Road, Cabinteely, Dublin 18
+ Shanganagh Park, Shankill, Co. Dublin
+ Marlay Park, Grange Road, Rathfarnham, Dublin, Co. Dublin
+ St. Anne’s Park, Raheny, Dublin 5
+ Father Collins Park, Donaghmeade/Clongriffin, Dublin 13
+ Tymon Park, Tallaght, Dublin 24
+ Bushy Park, Terenure, Dublin 6
+ Corcagh Park, Clondalkin, Dublin 22
+ Tolka Valley Park, Finglas South, Dublin 11
+ Porterstown Park, Castleknock, Dublin 15
+ Bricksfield Park, Crumlin Road, Dublin 12

www.parkrun.ie/

SuperNatural Food Market

09:30 – 15:30, Sat 02 Jun

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

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

www.supernatural.ie

The Green Door Market

09:30 – 16:00, Sat 02 Jun

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 02 Jun

Belgard Road, Dublin 24

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

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

www.facebook.com/belgardmarket

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 02 Jun

Jamestown Market, 90 Jamestown Road, Inchicore, Dublin 8

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

www.jamestownmarket.com/

Marlay Park Market

10:00 – 16:00, Sat 02 Jun

Marlay Park, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16

The County Council Market (CoCo) in Marlay Park is taking place every Saturday and Sunday. You will find a wide range of products. There will be food to eat there and food to cook at home but also crafts and arts and books and lots more.

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

Temple Bar Markets

10:00 – 16:30, Sat 02 Jun

Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

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

www.templebar.ie

Terenure Bushy Park Market

10:00 – 16:00, Sat 02 Jun

Bushy Park, Tempelogue Road, Terenure, Dublin 6W

The Terenure Bushy Park Market is taking place every weekk. The market has more than 30 stalls, offering a whole variety of foods and crafts.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/bushyparkmarket

The Story of the Capital – Exhibition in Dublin City Hall

10:00 – 17:15, Sat 02 Jun

City Hall, Dame Street, Dublin 2

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

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

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

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

Áras an Uachtaráin – Tour

10:15, Sat 02 Jun

Phoenix Park Visitor Centre, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

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

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

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

phoenixpark.ie/tours/

Art, Bites, Crafts – Drumcondra Market

10:30 – 15:30, Sat 02 Jun

Arts and Business Campus, 40 Drumcondra Road Lower

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

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

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/abcdrumcondramarket

Blackrock Market

11:00 – 17:30, Sat 02 Jun

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

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

www.blackrockmarket.com/

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Sat 02 Jun

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

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

Admission to the gallery and to most events is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on

A Fabulous Market

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 02 Jun

The George, South Great George’s Street, Dublin 2

On the first Saturday every month, the “A Fabulous Market” will take place in the George Bar in South Great George’s Street.

You will find all sorts of art and crafts at this market

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/AFabulousMarketdublin/

Crossfit Viribus – Free Trial

12:00, Sat 02 Jun

Smithfield Plaza, Dublin 7

The Crossfit Gym Viribus is inviting to a free trial on Saturday at 12:00.

Book via Whatsapp to 085 255 1100.

www.facebook.com/CrossFitViribusDublin/

FAKE – Science Gallery Exhibition

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 02 Jun

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

This is the last weekend of the current exhibition:

The current exhibition in the Science Gallery is called “FAKE” and it will run from 08 March until 03 June.

The exhibition is looking at everything Fake from fake meat and fake cheese to fake emotions. In both the natural world and human society, faking, mimicking and copying can be a reliable strategy for success, a fake may be just as valuable as the real thing. But what about replicating taste, emotions, chemical signatures, facts and trademarks? When is authenticity essential and when is copying cool?

Some of the most interesting exhibits are:

+ synthHAsizer will let you record your own fake laugh and use sonic filters to remix it from fake to real.
+ Mississippi Swan: Daybew! will create fake music: A new album of songs every fifteen minutes or around 700 unique songs every day. You can trigger the creation of a unique album at any time.
+ Altered historic figures from the Daily Herald show the beginning of fake news
+ There is even a deli where you can buy fake food samples for EUR 2. For example they have fake cheese, fake meat or “Dubliner Red Cheddar” cheese that is neither manufactured in Dublin nor is it Red Cheddar, it is coloured white cheddar manufactured in Cork.

The website below lists all exhibits and provides some explanation so that you can either before or after your visit check further details.

All Science Gallery exhibitions are suitable for ALL ages, even younger children will be able to take part/follow. Some of the exhibits need a bit more of an age-appropriate explanation for younger kids than others, but nearly everything can be simplified for kids.

I strongly suggest to use the help of the amazing mediators, who can explain everything you see, especially if you don’t want to read all the explanations that are next to every exhibit.

The Science Gallery has very visitor friendly opening hours of Tue-Fri 12:00-20:00 and Sat+Sun 12:00-18:00.

Admission is free.

dublin.sciencegallery.com/fake

Ha’penny Flea Market

12:00 – 17:00, Sat 02 Jun

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

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

www.thegrandsocial.ie/

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Sat 02 Jun

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

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

www.ifi.ie/

Women in Viking and Medieval Ireland – Tour

13:00 – 14:00, Sat 02 Jun

National Museum, Kildare Street (Archaeology), Dublin 2

“Women in Viking and Medieval Ireland” is a tour in the National Museum in Kildare Street.

Discover what the artefacts in the National Museum of Archaeology can tell us about the lives of women from Early Christian to Later Medieval Ireland.

Admission is free and places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Meet at the reception. Suitable for adults.

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=3655

Chester Beatty Library – Guided Tour

14:00, Sat 02 Jun

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

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

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

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

Sandyford Summer Festival

14:00 – 17:00, Sat 02 Jun

Sandyford House Pub, Sandyford, Dublin 18

A new festival is happening in Sandyford. It is the Sandyford Summer Festival at the Sandyford House Bar & Restaurant. There will be Bouncy Castles, Face Painting and more.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/sandyfordhousedub/

Vision into Vision: Poetry & Portraiture – Talk

15:00 – 16:00, Sat 02 Jun

Farmleigh House, Castleknock end of Phoenix Park, Dublin 15

“Vision into Vision: Poetry & Portraiture” is a talk by poet and former Farmleigh writer-in-residence Theo Dorgan, in conjunction with the ‘Face to Face’ exhibition.

Admission is free, but booking is required via farmleighevents@opw.ie

farmleigh.ie/event/vision-into-vision-poetry-portraiture/?instance_id=103

Gin Fusion – Gin Festival

16:00 – 22:00, Sat 02 Jun

The Bernard Shaw, 12 Richmond Street South, Dublin 8

From Thursday until Sunday of the bank holiday weekend (31 May – 03 June) the Gin Festival “Gin Fusion” will take place in the Bernard Shaw Pub and the Eatyard. There will be tastings, workshops, pop-up markets, classes, cocktail bars, pairings, food, DJs, live music, and more.

Admission is free, but you can pre-buy 10 Euro Eatyard vouchers via the website below.

brew-tonic.com/gin-fusion-june-bank-holiday-2018-may-31-june-3/

Howth Tradfest 2018

18:00, Sat 02 Jun

Howth (various locations)

The Howth Tradfest 2018 is happening over the bank holiday weekend and will start on Friday 01 June and continue until Monday 04 June. There will be 20 events in 9 venues in Howth and many gigs are free.

Line-up and schedule can be found on the Facebook Page of the Tradfest and the link is below.

www.facebook.com/HowthTradFest2018/

YouBloom Music Festival Gigs

18:00, Sat 02 Jun

Dublin (various locations)

YouBloom is a music festival in Dublin with seminars and talks for people in the music business. It is not free and it looks sold out.

However, in parallel to the music summit, there is a gig schedule that includes gigs at the Bloom festival in Phoenix Park, but also in four venues in the city centre. The city centre venues are

J.T. Pim’s, 4 South Great George’s St., Dublin 2
Mercantile, 28 Dame Street, Dublin 2
Berlin D2, Dame Lane, Dublin 2
Underground, 64 Dame Street, Dublin 2

and the schedule for Saturday is

BERLIN D2
18:35-19:30 TBA
19:35-20:20 Sofia Vivere (Sweden)
20:35-21:20 Nile St. James
—-
THE UNDERGROUND
20:00-20:35 Barefoot Magicians
20:50-21:20 The Burma
21:35-22:05 Concreto
22:20-23:00 D-Day
—-
MERCANTILE MAIN STAGE
20:00-20:45 Tootawl
21:00-21:45 Conor Mc Quaid
22:00-23:00 Lore
—-
MERCANTILE OUTDOOR STAGE
17:00-17:45 Conor McQuaid
18:00-18:45 Barefoot Magicians
—-
JT PIM’S
19:00-19:50 SON
20:00-20:50 Jake Mc Ardle
21:00-21:50 Etain
22:00-23:00 The Finns

Admission to all gigs is free.

www.youbloom.com/gig-schedule/

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Sat 02 Jun

Stillorgan Orchard, The Hill, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin

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

www.stillorganorchard.com/specials/

Point Break – Gig

21:00, Sat 02 Jun

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

At the Forbidden Fruit Festival After Party in Sin E, the line up is

Saturday: POINT BREAK
Sunday: ELECTRO HEAD

Admission is free.

sin-e.ie/events/point-break/

Sim Simma – Gig

21:00, Sat 02 Jun

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

Sim Simma will be in Bray for a gig.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/theharbourbarbray

Buffalo Soul – Bob Marley Tribute Gig

22:00, Sat 02 Jun

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

Buffalo Soul are a Bob Marley Tribute Band and they will play a gig in the Bowery on Saturday.

Admission is free before 22:00

thebowery.ie/calander/

Meat Clown / Unit 1 – Gig

22:30, Sat 02 Jun

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Bands Meat Clown and Unit 1 will play a gig in Whelan’s.

Admission is free before 22:30.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/midnight-hour-w-meat-clown-unit-1/

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Car Boot Sales – Ballymun

08:00 – 13:00, Sun 03 Jun

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

Tall Ships Regatta 2018

09:00, Sun 03 Jun

Sir John Rogerson’s Quay, Dublin 2

The Tall Ships Regatta will be in Dublin from Friday until Monday, but don’t expect anything like the huge and wonderful event that we had here in 2012. Also, and VERY regrettably, the Dublin Port River Fest that was on the bank holiday weekend for years is NOT taking place this year.

You will be able to visit SOME of the 17 ships on Saturday and Sunday, but there is no land-based festival. The smaller ships will be in the Grand Canal Dock and the larger ones are on Sir Rogerson’s Quay. It seems that only the smaller ships can be visited (between 12:00 and 18:00 on Saturday and Sunday).

The ships will be arriving from Liverpool and will leave on Monday at 12:30 to sail to the Golf of Biscay.

If you like looking at Tall Ships, this event has something for you. But I have to be honest and admit that I am disappointed that Dublin City did cancel the Riverfest in 2018.

www.dublincity.ie/TallShipsRegatta2018

Belgard Weekend Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 03 Jun

Belgard Road, Dublin 24

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

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

www.facebook.com/belgardmarket

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 03 Jun

Jamestown Market, 90 Jamestown Road, Inchicore, Dublin 8

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

www.jamestownmarket.com

Magazine Fort – Guided Tour

10:00, Sun 03 Jun

Magazine Fort, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

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

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

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

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

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

phoenixpark.ie/tours/

Marlay Park Market

10:00 – 16:00, Sun 03 Jun

Marlay Park, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16

The County Council Market (CoCo) in Marlay Park is taking place every Saturday and Sunday. You will find a wide range of products. There will be food to eat there and food to cook at home but also crafts and arts and books and lots more.

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

Merrion Square Open Air Gallery

10:00 – 18:30, Sun 03 Jun

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/

Teddy Bear’s Picnic

10:00 – 11:30, Sun 03 Jun

Markievicz Park, Ballyfermot Road, Ballyfermot, Dublin 10

A Teddy Bear’s Picnic will take place in Markievicz Park on Sunday. (Another one will happen in South Dublin County in Waterstown Park from 12:30-14:00, but there is a charge of EUR 2 for each child.)

“Bring your favourite teddy for a fun nature walk in the park. Look for the different colours plants are making at this time of year. Then stop for a picnic and story with the OWLS teddy bears! Suitable for young children and toddlers.”

Admission is free, but registration is required. Contact Turtle at education@owls.ie to book a place.

www.owls.ie/events/j5icc9vt11/Teddy-Bears-Picnic

Art, Bites, Crafts – Drumcondra Market

10:30 – 15:30, Sun 03 Jun

Arts and Business Campus, 40 Drumcondra Road Lower

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

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

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/abcdrumcondramarket

Botanic Gardens Drop-in Activities for Children

11:00, Sun 03 Jun

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

The National Botanic Gardens run “Kids Drop by Activities” on Sundays.

There will be fun activities in the dedicated Children’s Garden. Sow seeds, make seed bombs, design bug hotels and re-use everyday items to create your own piece of eco art. Suitable from age 4. All children must bring their own grown up.

The event times are: 11:00, 11:30, 15:00, 15:30

Admission is free.

www.botanicgardens.ie/news/events.htm#2June

Dun Laoghaire Market

11:00 – 16:00, Sun 03 Jun

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 03 Jun

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 03 Jun

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

The well known Palestrina Choir sing every Sunday at the mass in St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral. They sing complete masterworks by Mozart, Haydn, Dvorak, Palestrina, de Victoria, usually accompanied by Prof. Gerard Gillen on the organ, who often also plays a solo piece.

www.procathedral.ie/music/this-week

The New Market Collective

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 03 Jun

Green Door Market, 18 Newmarket, Dublin 8

This will be the last ever New Market Collective Market at the Newmarket Square location

The New Market Collective is a warehouse market on the first Sunday of each month. You will find there Clothes, Accessories, Vintage, Home-Decor, Craft. Irish Design, Art, Vinyl Records, Jewellery, Food & Coffee and Live Music. There is also a Craft Corner.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/thenewmarketcollective

Drop-in family session – National Gallery

11:30 – 13:30, Sun 03 Jun

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

The Drop-in family session “A Place from the Past” will take place in the Atrium of the National Gallery. It is a art-making workshop where children and their parents/guardians/carers are encouraged to work together on creative projects. The workshop will be led by artist Elizabeth Archbold and will be inspired by the exhibition Drawing Dublin.

Drop-in and stay for as long (or as little!) as you wish! These workshops are suitable for children of all ages.

Admission is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/drop-family-session-place-past

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Sun 03 Jun

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

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

Admission to the gallery and to most events is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on

Blackrock Market

12:00 – 17:30, Sun 03 Jun

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

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

www.blackrockmarket.com/

Bray Vintage Car Club – Car Show

12:00 – 16:00, Sun 03 Jun

Seafront, Bray, Co. Wicklow

The Bray Vintage Car Club are inviting to a Car Show at the seafront on Sunday.

Admission seems to be free.

www.facebook.com/events/2451675815058005/

FAKE – Science Gallery Exhibition

12:00 – 18:00, Sun 03 Jun

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

This is the last day of the current exhibition:

The current exhibition in the Science Gallery is called “FAKE” and it will run from 08 March until 03 June.

The exhibition is looking at everything Fake from fake meat and fake cheese to fake emotions. In both the natural world and human society, faking, mimicking and copying can be a reliable strategy for success, a fake may be just as valuable as the real thing. But what about replicating taste, emotions, chemical signatures, facts and trademarks? When is authenticity essential and when is copying cool?

Some of the most interesting exhibits are:

+ synthHAsizer will let you record your own fake laugh and use sonic filters to remix it from fake to real.
+ Mississippi Swan: Daybew! will create fake music: A new album of songs every fifteen minutes or around 700 unique songs every day. You can trigger the creation of a unique album at any time.
+ Altered historic figures from the Daily Herald show the beginning of fake news
+ There is even a deli where you can buy fake food samples for EUR 2. For example they have fake cheese, fake meat or “Dubliner Red Cheddar” cheese that is neither manufactured in Dublin nor is it Red Cheddar, it is coloured white cheddar manufactured in Cork.

The website below lists all exhibits and provides some explanation so that you can either before or after your visit check further details.

All Science Gallery exhibitions are suitable for ALL ages, even younger children will be able to take part/follow. Some of the exhibits need a bit more of an age-appropriate explanation for younger kids than others, but nearly everything can be simplified for kids.

I strongly suggest to use the help of the amazing mediators, who can explain everything you see, especially if you don’t want to read all the explanations that are next to every exhibit.

The Science Gallery has very visitor friendly opening hours of Tue-Fri 12:00-20:00 and Sat+Sun 12:00-18:00.

Admission is free.

dublin.sciencegallery.com/fake

Guided Walks – Botanic Gardens

12:00 – 15:30, Sun 03 Jun

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

Sunday at Noon – Classical Concerts

12:00 – 13:00, Sun 03 Jun

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 the Agnew McAllister Duo (Matthew McAllister guitar, Aisling Agnew flute) and they will perform works by John Buckley, Greg Caffrey, Astor Piazzolla, Pietro Locatelli Wolf, W.A. Mozart.

www.hughlane.ie/past-sunday-concerts/2175-sundaysnoon-mcallister-duo

Family Tour – National Gallery

12:30 – 13:15, Sun 03 Jun

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

This Family Tour is specially designed for children and their guardians, parents and carers to make the works on display in the National Gallery fun and engaging for kids.

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

www.nationalgallery.ie/family-friendly-tour-11

Dublin Sketchers – Sunday Meet-up

14:00, Sun 03 Jun

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 03 Jun

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

Every Sunday a free tour takes place in the Hugh Lane Gallery.

Admission is free and booking is not required, but places are limited, so early arrival is recommended.

www.hughlane.ie/lectures/current/1431-free-sunday-tours-at-2pm-2016

Stella Bass Jazz Trio

14:00 – 16:00, Sun 03 Jun

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

Women’s Mini Marathon 2018

14:00, Sun 03 Jun

Dublin (various locations)

Since last year, the Women’s Mini Marathon is happening on the Bank Holiday Sunday and not on Bank Holiday Monday anymore.

More than 40,000 women (!!!) will take part again this year and will run, jog or walk the 10km from Start at Fitzwilliam Street Upper to the Finish line at Baggot Street Upper.

The course goes from Fitzwilliam Street to Donnybrook, then towards UCD along Stillorgan Road, it makes a U-Turn near the Radisson St. Helen’s Hotel and then goes back to RTE, down Nutley Lane and then along Merrion Road to the RDS. The final 2km is along Northumberland Road to the Ballsbridge Hotel and then up Pembroke Road to the Finish Line in Baggot Street.

So the course doesn’t come to close to St. Stephen’s Green or Merrion Square this year, which is the second year for this new route and it also goes the other direction than until 2016.

The event is not free, but you can cheer on and support all the women who give their time and money to raise funds for their chosen charity. (Men are not allowed to take part.)

www.vhiwomensminimarathon.ie/course-route/

Chester Beatty Library – Guided Tour

15:00, Sun 03 Jun

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

Sunday Family Sketching – Hugh Lane Gallery

15:00 – 16:00, Sun 03 Jun

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

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

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

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

www.hughlane.ie/childrens-workshops/forthcoming/2066-sunday-sketching-exploring-light-and-shadow-3-june-2018

Bal Folk – European Folk Dance Session

16:00 – 19:00, Sun 03 Jun

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/235840727173651/

Gin Fusion – Gin Festival

16:00 – 22:00, Sun 03 Jun

The Bernard Shaw, 12 Richmond Street South, Dublin 8

From Thursday until Sunday of the bank holiday weekend (31 May – 03 June) the Gin Festival “Gin Fusion” will take place in the Bernard Shaw Pub and the Eatyard. There will be tastings, workshops, pop-up markets, classes, cocktail bars, pairings, food, DJs, live music, and more.

Admission is free, but you can pre-buy 10 Euro Eatyard vouchers via the website below.

brew-tonic.com/gin-fusion-june-bank-holiday-2018-may-31-june-3/

Howth Tradfest 2018

18:00, Sun 03 Jun

Howth (various locations)

The Howth Tradfest 2018 is happening over the bank holiday weekend and will start on Friday 01 June and continue until Monday 04 June. There will be 20 events in 9 venues in Howth and many gigs are free.

Line-up and schedule can be found on the Facebook Page of the Tradfest and the link is below.

www.facebook.com/HowthTradFest2018/

The High Leeson – Bluegrass Gig

18:00, Sun 03 Jun

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

YouBloom Music Festival Gigs

18:00, Sun 03 Jun

Dublin (various locations)

YouBloom is a music festival in Dublin with seminars and talks for people in the music business. It is not free and it looks sold out.

However, in parallel to the music summit, there is a gig schedule that includes gigs at the Bloom festival in Phoenix Park, but also in four venues in the city centre. The city centre venues are

J.T. Pim’s, 4 South Great George’s St., Dublin 2
Mercantile, 28 Dame Street, Dublin 2
Berlin D2, Dame Lane, Dublin 2
Underground, 64 Dame Street, Dublin 2

and the schedule for Sunday is

BERLIN D2
18:45-19:15 Elin K (Sweden)
19:30-20:00 Hindu (Ukraine)
20:15-20:45 BoW (Austria)
21:00-21:30 Bring Out The Chimp (IRL)
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THE UNDERGROUND
20:00-20:35 Chasing Felix
20:50-21:20 Peco
21:35-22:05 The Frantics
22:20-23:00 NORTHLIGHT
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MERCANTILE MAIN STAGE
19:00-19:45 Beatrix Nova
20:00-20:45 The Southern Fold
21:00-21:45 The Well Dressed Hobos
22:00-23:00 Georgia & The Vintage Youth
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MERCANTILE OUTDOOR STAGE
16:00-16:45 Hindu
17:00-17:55 Bring Out The Chimp
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JT PIM’S
19:20-19:50 Myla Hardie
20:00-20:30 Michael Hardie
20:40-21:20 Tom Lucey
21:30-22:10 Luke Clerkin
22:20-23:00 Julie Neff

Admission to all gigs is free.

www.youbloom.com/gig-schedule/

Dixieland Jazzmen – Gig

18:30 – 20:30, Sun 03 Jun

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 03 Jun

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

Raimonda Swing & Jazz Trio

19:00, Sun 03 Jun

Farrier & Draper, Powerscourt Townhouse Centre, 59 William Street South, Dublin 2

Raimonda Masiulyte – vocals, Derek Whyte – Double bass and Eamonn Moran – Jazz guitar will perform at this gig on Sunday.

Admission is free.

www.jazzireland.ie/jazz-events/gig/1847-raimonda-swing-jazz-trio.html

Smash Hits! – Gig

19:00, Sun 03 Jun

Sandyford House Pub, Sandyford, Dublin 18

90s Tribute Act “Smash Hits!” will play a gig in Sandyford House to celebrate the opening of the new beer garden.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1701797396580825/

Bound For Glory – Emerald Isle Sings Chorus

19:30, Sun 03 Jun

Christ Church Cathedral, Christchurch Place, Dublin 8

Emerald Isle Sings Festival Chorus and Dublin ensemble Ború are inviting to a unique choral performance at Christ Church Cathedral.

Emerald Isle Sings is a festival choir from the US with members from Colorado, Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, Texas & Wisconsin. Together they form a festival chorus of over 75 singers and will perform the music of John Leavitt and the world premier of his new choral cantata, Bound For Glory, a collection of American Spirituals.

The chorus will be joined by professional Irish musicians who will perform a selection of Dr. Leavitt’s work including arrangements of The Sally Gardens, The Sound Of Music: Choral Highlights, The Rhythm Of Life and A Celtic Prayer. The concert will conclude with one of Dr. Leavitt’s most successful titles, River In Judea.

Also performing on the night are Dublin choir Ború who will perform a selection of sacred and spiritual music from around the world.

Admission is free. Donations for the Musical Youth Foundation will be appreciated.

www.facebook.com/events/2050205301967348/

Jazz at the Mission Bar

20:00 – 22:00, Sun 03 Jun

The Mission Bar, 30 Ellis Quay, Dublin 1

The Mission Bar on Ellis Quay invites to a regular Sunday evening Jazz event, hosted by Charlie Moon and friends.

This week’s line up is Darragh Hennessy on organ, Brendan Doherty on drums and Peter Dobai on tenor saxophone.

Admission is free.

www.jazzireland.ie/jazz-events/gig/1852-sunday-night-jazz.html

June Bank Holiday Sunday Party

20:00, Sun 03 Jun

Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

The Workman’s Club is inviting to the next one of their popular Bank Holiday Sunday Parties.

Live bands are
+ Just Mustard
+ BODIES
+ Pixie Cut Rhythm Orchestra

and this is followed by the Workman’s Karaoke Club.

Admission is free.

theworkmansclub.com/events/the-june-bank-holiday-sunday-party-2/

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 00:00, Sun 03 Jun

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

Cult Called Man – Gig

21:00, Sun 03 Jun

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

Cult Called Man will play a gig in the Harbour Bar.

Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/cult-called-man5

Electro Head – Gig

21:00, Sun 03 Jun

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

At the Forbidden Fruit Festival After Party in Sin E, the line up is

Saturday: POINT BREAK
Sunday: ELECTRO HEAD

Admission is free.

sin-e.ie/events/point-break/

The Night Before Larry Got Stretched – Singing Session

21:00, Sun 03 Jun

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

The Night Before Larry Got Stretched monthly traditional singing gathering in the Cobblestone is back! This will be a guestless open session and the last one before the summer break.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/105674756969391/

The Dublin Blues Cartel – Gig

22:30, Sun 03 Jun

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

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

Admission is free.

www.whelanslive.com/

Monday 04 Jun

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09:00, Mon 04 Jun

Dublin (various locations)

Yippee! Another bank holiday! But sadly there are – again – no top events keeping us busy on the bank holiday. In previous years the Dublin Port Riverfest took place on the June Bank Holiday weekend and stretched until Sunday, but this is cancelled this year. Bank holidays are often a bit of a disappointment regarding events, maybe that is the reason why IKEA is always PACKED on a bank holiday? ;-)

All shops are open and if the weather stays nice, then you will undoubtedly have stuff to do even without official events!

Have a great day!

Tall Ships Regatta 2018

09:00, Mon 04 Jun

Sir John Rogerson’s Quay, Dublin 2

The Tall Ships Regatta will be in Dublin from Friday until Monday, but don’t expect anything like the huge and wonderful event that we had here in 2012. Also, and VERY regrettably, the Dublin Port River Fest that was on the bank holiday weekend for years is NOT taking place this year.

You will be able to visit SOME of the 17 ships on Saturday and Sunday, but there is no land-based festival. The smaller ships will be in the Grand Canal Dock and the larger ones are on Sir Rogerson’s Quay. It seems that only the smaller ships can be visited (between 12:00 and 18:00 on Saturday and Sunday).

The ships will be arriving from Liverpool and will leave on Monday at 12:30 to sail to the Golf of Biscay.

If you like looking at Tall Ships, this event has something for you. But I have to be honest and admit that I am disappointed that Dublin City did cancel the Riverfest in 2018.

www.dublincity.ie/TallShipsRegatta2018

Forgotten Voices – Walking Tour

11:00 – 13:00, Mon 04 Jun

Four Courts, Inns Quay, Dublin 7

“Forgotten Voices” is a 2-hour walking tour that will explore the lives of the people who lived in Dublin’s inner city from the Georgian Period to the middle of the last century.

Meeting point is at the entrance of the Four Courts Dublin. The tour is free but donations are welcome and booking is required via email to forgottenvoiceswalkingtour@gmail.com or – if you can’t book beforehand – just show up on the day.

Private group bookings off up to 25 people can be accommodated at a different time and or day on request.

www.facebook.com/Tennements/

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Mon 04 Jun

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

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

Admission to the gallery and to most events is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on

Family Tour – National Gallery

12:30 – 13:15, Mon 04 Jun

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

This Family Tour is specially designed for children and their guardians, parents and carers to make the works on display in the National Gallery fun and engaging for kids.

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

www.nationalgallery.ie/family-friendly-tour-10

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Mon 04 Jun

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

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

www.ifi.ie/

Butler Jazz Big Band

13:00 – 15:00, Mon 04 Jun

Bandstand, St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2

The Big Band of the Josephine Butler College at Durham University will be in Dublin and will play two gigs.

The first one is an Open Air gig at the bandstand in St. Stephen’s Green and the second one is at the Pavillion Bar in TCD.

Admission is free.

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13:00, Mon 04 Jun

Dublin (various locations)

Free Delivery on all Books at the Book Depository

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

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

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Howth Tradfest 2018

18:00, Mon 04 Jun

Howth (various locations)

The Howth Tradfest 2018 is happening over the bank holiday weekend and will start on Friday 01 June and continue until Monday 04 June. There will be 20 events in 9 venues in Howth and many gigs are free.

Line-up and schedule can be found on the Facebook Page of the Tradfest and the link is below.

www.facebook.com/HowthTradFest2018/

Song Cycle – Singer/Songwriter Showcase

20:00, Mon 04 Jun

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Song Cycle is a weekly Singer/Songriter showcase in Wheelan’s.

Admission is free.

www.whelanslive.com

The Circle Sessions – Open Mic

20:00 – 23:30, Mon 04 Jun

The International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

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

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

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/thecirclesessions/

Jazz Jam Session – Grand Social

20:30, Mon 04 Jun

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

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

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

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

The Comedy Shed

20:30, Mon 04 Jun

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 04 Jun

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 Craic Addicts – Gig

21:00, Mon 04 Jun

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

THe Craic Addicts will play a gig in Bray.

Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/the-craic-addicts

The Urban Mojo Blues Band – Gig

21:00, Mon 04 Jun

Leeson Lounge, 148 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4

The Urban Mojo Blues Band will play Chicago Blues in the Leeson Lounge.

Admission is free.

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

Trad Sessions

21:00 – 23:30, Mon 04 Jun

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 04 Jun

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

That’s It Recordings is an open mic every Monday at Sin E. Just turn up and play. Sign up before 22:00 to ensure you get a slot. Bring a USB stick along and you will get a recording of your music to take home.

Admission is free.

sin-e.ie/events/

Tuesday 05 Jun

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National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Tue 05 Jun

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

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

Admission to the gallery and to most events is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on

Conversations on Art: Dementia-friendly tour

12:00, Tue 05 Jun

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

The Chester Beatty Library invites to an interactive tour specially designed for people living with dementia and their loved ones. Take a break from the everyday and enjoy an afternoon of conversations on art and life in general. Enjoy a relaxing tea or coffee in the Silk Road Café before you take a tour of the collections. Limited to 10 Participants per tour.

Attendance is free, however booking is required via 01-407 0766

cbl.ticketsolve.com/shows/1173587948

The Wounded Poacher – Pop-up Art Talk

13:15 – 13:45, Tue 05 Jun

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

A short, informal talk with Frances Coghlan looking at Irish artist Harry Jones Thaddeus’s painting “The Wounded Poacher” will take place. Meet in front of the painting in Room 18, on the ground floor of the Milltown Wing.

Admission is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/wounded-poacher

What Are Exhibitions For? – Tour & Discussion

14:00 – 16:30, Tue 05 Jun

Institute of Art, Design, & Technology (IADT), Kill Avenue, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

This event is a tour of the IADT BA in Art Graduate Show, followed by a panel discussion with short presentations by the four guest speakers:
+ Kim Gleeson, Co-director of Basic Space
+ Emma-Lucy O’Brien, Curator & Galleries Coordinator, VISUAL Carlow
+ Matt Packer, Director of EVA International
+ Linda Shevlin, Curator of Tulca 2018

The panel discussion will focus on the question ‘What Are Exhibitions For?’. Why are exhibitions still a primary medium for artists and curators at a time when many people engage with art through social media and when artist-led organisations often struggle to acquire and sustain exhibition spaces.

Meet at 14:00 at the main entrance to the Quadrangle Building,

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/181632779159229/

Butler Jazz Big Band

18:00 – 19:00, Tue 05 Jun

TCD Pavilion Bar, Trinity College, Dublin 2

The Big Band of the Josephine Butler College at Durham University will be in Dublin and will play two gigs.

The first one is an Open Air gig at the bandstand in St. Stephen’s Green and the second one is at the Pavillion Bar in TCD.

Admission is free.

Photography, Film and Computing Creative Show – Launch

18:00, Tue 05 Jun

Griffith College Dublin, South Circular Road, Dublin 8

On Tuesday the Photography, Film and Computing Creative Show will launch at Griffith College. This show will highlight some of the stunning photography that Griffith College students have created, as well as film and digital media shows produced by students at the College. The exhibition will be open until the 12 June.

Admission is free. Wine and finger food will be available on the launch night.

www.griffith.ie/about-griffith/events/creative-show-2018

Irish women in Indian History – Talk

18:30, Tue 05 Jun

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

“Irish women in Indian History: Revisiting Sister Nivedita, Anne Besant and Margaret Cousins” is a talk by speaker Dr Jyoti Atwal (Associate Professor at the Centre for Historical Studies, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi)

Dr Jyoti Atwal will talk about Indian women in the reformist, nationalist and contemporary perspectives; socio cultural and religious aspects of women’s lives in colonial and post colonial India; women’s agenda and the nation; autobiographies of women and narratives of the personal and the political domains; politics of representations of gender relations in colonial India; dalit (low caste) women’s history.

Admission seems to be free.

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

Green Drinks Dublin – Talk and Meetup

19:00, Tue 05 Jun

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

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

The topic this month is: Return of the Wolf?

At this month’s Dublin event TCD student Kilian Murphy will talk bout the resurgence of the wolf across Europe and the prospects for its reintroduction into Ireland.

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

www.facebook.com/events/595050150859828/

The Dublin Language Exchange – Meetup

19:00, Tue 05 Jun

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 05 Jun

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 05 Jun

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 05 Jun

Stag’s Head, Dame Lane, Dublin 2

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

www.facebook.com/UkuleleTuesday

Ben Prevo – Gig

21:00, Tue 05 Jun

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

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

Admission is free.

thebowery.ie/calander/

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 23:00, Tue 05 Jun

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 05 Jun

Leeson Lounge, 148 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4

The Lounge Quintet plays this gig every Tuesday: Jazz Standards, Latin and Bebop. Often guest musicians and singers join them. Admission is free, donations are welcome.

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

International Bar Jazz Night

21:30, Tue 05 Jun

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 05 Jun

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 06 Jun

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Rathfarnham Castle – Free Admission

09:00, Wed 06 Jun

Rathfarnham Castle, Rathfarnham Road, Dublin 14

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

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

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

Ruaille Buaille – Children’s Music Festival

09:30, Wed 06 Jun

Lucan Library, Supervalu Shopping Centre, Newcastle Road, Lucan, Co. Dublin

The Ruaille Buaille Children’s Music Festival is taking place in Lucan again and there will be a range of events in Lucan Library from Wednesday until Friday and a good few are free or very low priced (EUR 2).

The full schedule can be found on the website below.

On Saturday “Ruaille Buaille in the Park” will happen in Griffeen Park (10:00-18:00). Put it in your calendar!

www.ruaillebuaille.ie/event-dates/

Drawing Group for Adults – Rua Red

11:00, Wed 06 Jun

Rua Red, South Dublin Arts Centre, Tallaght, D24

Did you ever want to give drawing a go? Or maybe you are a budding artist looking for like-minded people to draw with? The Drawing Group for Adults in Rua Red runs free weekly drawing sessions on Wednesdays from 11:00-12:00. Materials are provided.

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

GradIreland SummerFair – Career Event

11:00 – 17:00, Wed 06 Jun

RDS, Simmonscourt Complex, Simmonscourt Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

GradIreland is an opportunity to explore the next steps in your career and/or education. There will be employers promoting their internships and graduate opportunities and course providers with offer their further study options,

A few seminars and CV advice will also be provided.

Admission is free.

gradireland.com/events/gradireland-summer-fair

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Wed 06 Jun

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

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

Admission to the gallery and to most events is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Wed 06 Jun

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

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

www.ifi.ie/

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13:00, Wed 06 Jun

Dublin (various locations)

Free Delivery on all Books at the Book Depository

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

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

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Irish National War Memorial Gardens – Guided Tour

14:00, Wed 06 Jun

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

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

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

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

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

Out of Rosenheim / Bagdad Café – Film Screening

15:00, Wed 06 Jun

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

The dlr lexicon will screen the 1987 comedy-drama “Out of Rosenheim” / “Bagdad Cafe”. The film will be screened in German with English subtitles. Admission is free.

www.goethe.de/ins/ie/en/ver-.cfm?fuseaction=events.detail&event_id=21257841

“A Visibility Matrix” by Sven Anderson & Gerard Byrne – Opening

18:00 – 20:00, Wed 06 Jun

Douglas Hyde Gallery, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 2

The exhibitions

+ “A Visibility Matrix” by Sven Anderson & Gerard Byrne and
+ “The Artist’s Eye” by Juan Downey

will be on show in the Douglas Hyde Gallery from 07 June until 25 August and the opening night will be on Wednesday. The exhibitions will be opened by Sheila Pratschke, Chair of Arts Council Ireland and Dr Linda Doyle, Dean of Research, Trinity College Dublin.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/115775175971116/

Accountability in an Era of Celebrity – Talk

18:00 – 19:30, Wed 06 Jun

UCD Sutherland School of Law, UCD Campus, Belfield, Dublin 4

Front Line Defenders in partnership with University College Dublin & Trinity College Dublin invite you to the talk “Accountability in an Era of Celebrity” with Prof. Martha Nussbaum.

Martha Craven Nussbaum is a philosophers writing on ethics, political philosophy, theories of emotion and literature. She has written 23 books and over 450 articles and book chapters.

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

www.eventbrite.ie/e/prof-martha-nussbaum-presents-accountability-in-an-era-of-celebrity-tickets-46401678670

Dublin PubhD – Science Talks

18:30, Wed 06 Jun

J.T. Pim’s, 4 South Great George’s Street, Dublin 2

Dublin PubhD or “PhD in the Pub” is an event where once every month three postgraduate or postdoctoral students will share the content of their PhD in under ten minutes and without the help of Powerpoint or other visual helps.

The event is open to all and welcomes presenters at any stage of their research degree, even those who have submitted their thesis and can offer insight into life after the PhD. Talks last ten minutes with an additional twenty minutes allocated for questions and answers.

The next Dublin PubhD event is on Wednesday in .T. Pim’s.

Admission is free and the speakers and their topics are described on the Facebook Page below.

www.facebook.com/events/564152540633209/

Dublin’s Early Twentieth-century Lodgers – Talk

18:30, Wed 06 Jun

Raheny Library, Howth Road, Dublin 5

“Uncovering the Forgotten Worlds of Dublin’s Early 20th century Lodgers” is a talk by Dr. Ruth McManus in Raheny. The talk is organised by the Raheny Heritage Society.

Admission is free.

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

Making Oscar Wilde – Talk

19:00, Wed 06 Jun

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

At this public lecture “Making Oscar Wilde”, Michèle Mendelssohn (Associate Professor of English, Mansfield College, Oxford) will reveal the untold story of young Oscar’s career in Victorian England and post-Civil War America. She uses information from new archives and rare documents to tell the story of Oscar Wilde’s life and explores the fascinating social trends and controversies that rocked nineteenth century Britain, Ireland, and the United States as they moved towards modernity.

Admission is free.

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

Dwarf Jar Wednesday Jazz

19:30 – 22:00, Wed 06 Jun

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 06 Jun

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

Jesters is a weekly open mic comedy event where a lot of comedians do 5 minutes of material.

Admission is free. If you would like to perform then send a message to the Jesters Facebook Page via the link below.

www.facebook.com/jesterscomedy/

Brand New Switcharoo – Roots Gig

20:00, Wed 06 Jun

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

The Roots Band “Brand New Switcharoo” will perform in the Harbour Bar. Admission is free.

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

Dublin Jam Session – Open Jam

20:00 – 23:00, Wed 06 Jun

Drop Dead Twice, 18/19 Francis Street, Dublin 8

The Dublin Jam Session is an open Jam with full back line. It is open to all levels of musicians and singers and all genres of music and the only rule is that you must jam with others (not all your own band).

It takes place every Wednesday and admission is free.

www.facebook.com/DublinJamSessions/

The Wow Signal Sessions

20:00, Wed 06 Jun

Bagots Hutton Bar & Restaurant, 6 Upper Ormond Quay, Dublin 7

The Wow Wignal Sessions is a weekly gig night in Bagots Hutton. The line up is usually announced just a few days before on the Facebook Page below.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/wowsignalsessions

Anseo Comedy Club

20:30, Wed 06 Jun

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 06 Jun

Bruxelles, Harry Street, Dublin 2

“The Zodiac Sessions” is a regular open mic event from 20:30 in Bruxelles (between Grafton Street and Westbury Hotel) for unsigned musicians. Admission is free and there is a different line-up every week.

www.facebook.com/zodiacsessions

Forro Wednesday

21:00, Wed 06 Jun

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 06 Jun

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

Shipwrecked – Open Mic Night

21:00, Wed 06 Jun

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

“Shipwrecked” is the name of the Bowery’s Open Mic on Wednesdays.

Each week there will be an array of music, comedy, spoken word and all things in between.

Admission is free.

thebowery.ie/calander/

Trad Session

21:30, Wed 06 Jun

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).

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Ruaille Buaille – Children’s Music Festival

09:30, Thu 07 Jun

Lucan Library, Supervalu Shopping Centre, Newcastle Road, Lucan, Co. Dublin

The Ruaille Buaille Children’s Music Festival is taking place in Lucan again and there will be a range of events in Lucan Library from Wednesday until Friday and a good few are free or very low priced (EUR 2).

The full schedule can be found on the website below.

On Saturday “Ruaille Buaille in the Park” will happen in Griffeen Park (10:00-18:00). Put it in your calendar!

www.ruaillebuaille.ie/event-dates/

Grangegorman Military Cemetery – Tour

11:00, Thu 07 Jun

Grangegorman Cemetery, Blackhorse Avenue, Dublin 7

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

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

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

phoenixpark.ie/tours/

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Thu 07 Jun

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

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

Admission to the gallery and to most events is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on

The Green Door Market

12:00 – 19:00, Thu 07 Jun

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

Temple Bar Craft Market

14:00 – 20:00, Thu 07 Jun

Temple Bar, Dublin 2

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

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

templebarnightmarket.com/

Yeats 2018: Public Tour of the Yeats Exhibition

14:00, Thu 07 Jun

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

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

Admission is free.

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

Jazz Club at Sweetman’s – Gig

18:00 – 20:00, Thu 07 Jun

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/

Jesse Jones: Tremble Tremble – Exhibition Opening

18:00 – 20:00, Thu 07 Jun

Project Arts Centre, 39 East Essex Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

From 7 June until 18 July Tremble Tremble by artist Jesse Jones will transform the Space Upstairs in the Project Arts Centre into a multi-media installation reimagining feminist history and law.

The opening will take place from 18:00 and admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/579830619064667/

Little Museum of Dublin – Free Admission Thursday

18:00 – 20:00, Thu 07 Jun

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 07 Jun

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

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

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

www.nationalgallery.ie/evening-tour-30

Tour for the hard of hearing – National Gallery

18:30 – 19:15, Thu 07 Jun

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

A “Tour for the hard of hearing” will take place in the National Gallery. Listening devices will be utilised.

Admission is free and booking is not required.

www.nationalgallery.ie/tour-hard-hearing-4

New to Dublin? Dublin Expats Meeting

19:00, Thu 07 Jun

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

Poets in Conversation

19:00, Thu 07 Jun

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

“The Blank Page: Poets in Conversation with Niall MacMonagle” will feature poets Moya Cannon and Stephen Se xton, who will discuss their work with critic, editor and broadcaster Niall MacMonagle.

Admission is free.

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

Thursday Night Board Gaming

19:00, Thu 07 Jun

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/

Table Quiz Thursday – Grand Social

20:00 – 23:00, Thu 07 Jun

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

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

Admission is free.

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

Just Mustard – Gig

21:00, Thu 07 Jun

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

Just Mustard will play a gig in the Harbour Bar.

Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/just-mustard

Rockstart Karaoke – Karaoke with live band

21:00, Thu 07 Jun

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

Tap into your inner Rockstar with Rockstar Karaoke. Sing with a band behind you Karaoke style!

Suitable for any level of singing/performance and experience is not necessary. There will even be confidence coaching and singing lessons available.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/605888459787398/

Singer Songwriter Night – Mother Reilly’s

21:00, Thu 07 Jun

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

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

www.facebook.com/motherreillysADMIN

Brady’s Fun Pub Quiz

21:30, Thu 07 Jun

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 07 Jun

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 07 Jun

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 07 Jun

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 07 Jun

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/

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Ruaille Buaille – Children’s Music Festival

09:30, Fri 08 Jun

Lucan Library, Supervalu Shopping Centre, Newcastle Road, Lucan, Co. Dublin

The Ruaille Buaille Children’s Music Festival is taking place in Lucan again and there will be a range of events in Lucan Library from Wednesday until Friday and a good few are free or very low priced (EUR 2).

The full schedule can be found on the website below.

On Saturday “Ruaille Buaille in the Park” will happen in Griffeen Park (10:00-18:00). Put it in your calendar!

www.ruaillebuaille.ie/event-dates/

Creative Europe Funding Seminar

10:00 – 13:00, Fri 08 Jun

The Lab, 1 Foley Street, Dublin 1

Are you interested in EU culture funding but don’t know where to start? Have you ever wanted to apply for Creative Europe but are not sure how to approach it? This seminar will provide all the answers about funding and running European Culture Projects.

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

www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/information-session-in-collaboration-with-dublins-culture-connects-tickets-46440868889

The Story of the Capital – Exhibition in Dublin City Hall

10:00 – 17:15, Fri 08 Jun

City Hall, Dame Street, Dublin 2

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

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

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

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

Conserving the Past, Training for the Future – Symposium

10:30 – 16:00, Fri 08 Jun

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

“Conserving the Past, Training for the Future” is a day-long symposium that is based on the central theme for the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 in Ireland, which is “Make a Connection”.

Admission is free, but booking is required via the website below and that’s where you will find the full programme as well.

“The Chester Beatty has a dedicated Department that specialises in book and paper conservation. By repairing and stabilising the collections in our care, conservators ensure they can be researched, displayed and preserved for future generations. In 2004, an internship programme was established to train and mentor newly-graduated conservators; since its conception the scheme has been funded by the Chester Beatty Patrons and the Heritage Council.
For this symposium five of the alumnis return and present insights into the impact the internship has had on their career and the new challenges they face caring for collections of leading international institutions.”

cbl.ticketsolve.com/shows/1173588116

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Fri 08 Jun

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

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

Admission to the gallery and to most events is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on

The Green Door Market

12:00 – 19:00, Fri 08 Jun

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

The White Pube – Talk

13:00 – 14:00, Fri 08 Jun

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

“The White Pube” is the collaborative identity of Gabrielle de la Puente and Zarina Muhammad under which they write criticism and sometimes curate. The duo publish a new text every Sunday in the form of exhibition reviews and occasionally baby essays or podcasts, working from London and Liverpool.

BASIC TALKS is a series of talks with leading contemporary practitioners, taking place at the Hugh Lane Gallery on the second Friday of every month. Admission is free, but spaces are limited.

www.facebook.com/events/400108993839143/

Anthony Pasquin and the History of Irish Art – Talk

13:15 – 13:45, Fri 08 Jun

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

The talk “Important but unreliable? Anthony Pasquin and the History of Irish Art” will take place in Room 11 of the National Gallery.

This is a short and informal talk with Katy Milligan looking at the current library-collection exhibition A to Z: Early Sources in Art History.

Admission is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/important-unreliable-anthony-pasquin-and-history-irish-art

Arbour Hill Cemetery Tour

14:00, Fri 08 Jun

Arbour Hill Cemetery, Arbour Hill, Dublin 7

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

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

phoenixpark.ie/tours/

Heritage Collections of the Royal College of Surgeons – Talk

15:00 – 16:30, Fri 08 Jun

Royal Irish Academy, 19 Dawson Street, Dublin 2

The Royal Irish College of Surgeons is one of the oldest educational establishments in Ireland. Its heritage and archival collections contain unique materials, relating to the history of medicine in Ireland and abroad. In addition, these records can be used to paint of portrait of a developing nation over the last 250 years that is not only medical but social, historical and personal.

Archivist Susan Leyden introduces the heritage collections as as a source for historians and explores the surprising insights they can reveal.

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

www.eventbrite.ie/e/susan-leyden-heritage-collections-of-the-royal-college-of-surgeons-ireland-tickets-46185221240

Cornucopia – Live Music

19:30 – 21:30, Fri 08 Jun

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

Storyfold – Gig

20:30, Fri 08 Jun

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Storyfold are reuniting after 3 years and are playing their first gig again.

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

www.eventbrite.ie/e/storyfold-live-whelans-upstairs-tickets-45157240522

Headtrip Acoustic Project / No More Questions – Gig

21:00, Fri 08 Jun

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

The bands Headtrip Acoustic Project and No More Questions will play a gig in Sin E.

sin-e.ie/events/headtrip-acoustic-project/

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Fri 08 Jun

Stillorgan Orchard, The Hill, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin

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

www.stillorganorchard.com/specials/

Gavin Povey and the Fabulous Oke She Moke She Pops

22:00, Fri 08 Jun

Leeson Lounge, 148 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4

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

Events Coming Up

UCD Festival

Sat 09 June (12:00-18:00)

UCD Campus, Belfield, Dublin 4

Over 65 events will take place across the UCD Campus. There will be talks. interactive exhibits, workshops, live performances, family fun, a Mind&Body zone, campus tours and an International Food Fair.

Admission is free.

Find all details, including a full schedule/timetable where you can and should register for many of the events at festival.ucd.ie/

Dublin Mountains Partnership – Guided Walks

04+10 June

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 June will happen on 04+10 June.

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

Not free, but interesting nevertheless:

Forbidden Fruit Festival: 02-05 June

Bloom: 31 May – 04 June

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