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Dublin Event Guide 573: UCD Festival, La na mBan, Dublin Kite Festival, Fusion Sunday, Bike Week, Bloomsday

DEG Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events)

No. 573 | 08 June 2018

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Hi all!

It is a busy weekend again. June is high season for events and this week we have nearly 210 events to go to! Luckily I got the Dublin Event Guide finished a little sooner than usually! So, enjoy and make the most of the weekend!

Luckily there were some wonderful helpers sending donations again last week, cause it looked bad! The bill is now down by EUR 90 to EUR 225 that we need to find in June! 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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The Dublin Event Guide needs your continued help in two areas: Your donations help paying the bills. Just 1 Euro per month (12 Euro per year) would be great, more would be even better. Not many subscribers are prepared (or able) to help, so please don’t rely on others! Your money will be used to pay the monthly EUR 240 bill for sending the newsletter using MailChimp, for web hosting and domain names. I am happy to work 35 hours on the Dublin Event Guide every week without making anything from it, but for the bills I need your help.

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

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

Have an event-full weekend and week,

–Joerg

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Feel good slot

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

This week’s Feel Good Slot is

“We met for a reason! Either you are a blessing or a lesson.” – Unknown

We don’t know who said it, but it is some interesting/wise way of looking at all the encounters with others we have throughout life.

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Support

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

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

Last week Clodagh O’C, Grace L, Peter D, Mona O’R, Maria J, Ryan M, Sharon B helped with a MUCH needed donation. Phew!! Without donations, the Dublin Event Guide will not survive, for that reason I thank you very much!! Unfortunately I need even more people to help like the wonderful people that helped last week!

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 UCD Festival on Saturday, Ruaille Buaille also on Saturday and then the Fusion Sunday’s World Culture Market and the Dublin Kite Festival are on my list. Also check out the large amount of free Bike Week events!

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Competitions

Cincinnati Youth Wind Orchestra & Dublin Concert Band – Concert

Sunday 17 June – 20:00
Mahony Hall, The Helix, Collins Ave, DCU, Glasnevin Campus, Dublin 9

The 50 student strong Cincinnati Youth Wind Orchestra (from Ohio, USA) will perform alongside the Dublin Concert Band at this concert on Sunday 17 June in The Helix. They will perform works from Karrick, Ticheli, Fillmore, Bernstein and more.

Tickets are EUR 5 and can be bought here.

For the Dublin Event Guide Readers, the organisers have made 10 pairs of tickets available and if you want to win a pair, send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with CINCINNATI in the subject line and with your name and mobile phone number in the body of the mail. Your mail has to be with my by 14:00 on Thursday 14 June.

And here is a special offer, but no guarantee: If you want to go with your family, let me know how many tickets you need and I will see if I can get more than a pair for you!

Lica B Browne’s Energy Healing and Spirit Travel

This is not really a competition, instead it is an offer by Lica B Brown for all interested Dublin Event Guide readers. So maybe I should call it a “competition with a success guarantee”?! ;-)

Lica B Brown is an Energy Healer, Spirit Guide, Artist and Entrepreneur and she provides Energy Healing and Spirit Travel sessions. She is offering a free sessions to all interested Dublin Event Guide readers. You should definitely read the description on the website below, before you book a session so that you understand what is offered and can decide if this is for you. Then you can book via meetingbbrowne@gmail.com

In Lica’s words, this is what she is offering
“If you have tried many things and they help a bit, or not at all. You are unsure what to do, but now your mind-heart is open to something new. A healing some call illusionary – is it an illusion that we are more than the sum of our parts? Is it an illusion that we do not know what keeps us alive – it is not physical for sure, but subtle, like subtle energy. My Energy Healing and Spirit Travel can help you with many soul, emotional, intellect and physical ailments. Witness my clients’ testimonies.”

Find all details via this link gturl.eu/LicaBBrowne

More competitions to come soon!

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Do you enjoy free events? Does it help you to find out about all these free events simply in one e-mail magazine or on one website? Does the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) deliver all this for you and maybe even more? In that case, you probably also would want it to continue forever, right?

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

When you buy books online, buy them from Book Depository or from Amazon and use these links to go to the website:

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When you click on the link and then buy, your books/products/holidays etc cost exactly the same as if you went to the website directly. But if you go via the links above, the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) will get 5-8% of what you spend as a commission. That’s not a lot, but if you and lots of other people used that link every time, it would amount to a fair amount of crucially important money. Use the links often, actually EVERY time you buy from the relevant site, not just once!

Giving money for free! That’s how easy it is. ;-) THANK YOU!!!

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Ireland’s Top 20 free attractions

Failte Ireland has released a list of Ireland’s Top 20 free attractions for 2017 and the list with visitor numbers and changes from the previous year for the Top 5 is here.

  1. The National Gallery of Ireland – 1,065,929 (+41%)
  2. Castletown House Parklands – 666,541
  3. Glendalough Site – 639,826
  4. National Botanic Gardens – 569,652 (-2%)
  5. DLR LexIcon (Dun Laoighaire Rathdown) – 525,708 (+12%)
  6. Irish Museum of Modern Art – 489,295
  7. Doneraile Wildlife Park – 480,000
  8. National Museum of Ireland – Archaeology, Kildare St – 474,564
  9. Science Gallery at Trinity College Dublin – 407,529
  10. Farmleigh – 359,432
  11. Kilkenny Castle Parklands – 336,315
  12. Newbridge Silverware Museum of Style Icons – 350,000
  13. National Museum of Ireland – Natural History, Merrion St – 336,412
  14. Chester Beatty Library – 335,875
  15. National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts & History, Collins Barracks – 234,336
  16. Connemara National Park – 221,713
  17. The National Library of Ireland – 197,245
  18. Crawford Art Gallery – 188,814
  19. Malin Head Viewing Point – 172,329
  20. Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane – 167,410

I am surprised that the National Museums are below DLR Lexicon and the Irish Museum of Modern Art!

The Top 20 non-free attractions are also listed in the Failte Ireland press release and the first five are

1. Guinness Storehouse – 1,711,281 (+4%)
2. Cliffs of Moher Visitor Experience – 1,527,000 (+7%)
3. Dublin Zoo – 1,264,300 (+10%)
4. National Aquatic Centre – 1,099,756 (+6%)
5. Book of Kells – 983,410 (+10%)

Surprising is that Dublin Castle only made it to the 16th place, well below St. Patricks Cathedral on on place 7.

The full article is here.

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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_wk24

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.

NCAD Graduate Exhibition 2018

09-17 June

NCAD, 100 Thomas Street, Dublin 8

The NCAD Graduate Exhibition will be on show for the next week and details, opening hours and programme of public events can be found on the website below.

www.ncad.ie/news/view/ncad-graduate-exhibition-2018

Admission is free.

Face to Face: Anthony Palliser’s Irish Portraits

01 June – 02 Sept (Tue-Sun 10:00-13:00+14:00-17:00)

Farmleigh House, Phoenix Park, Dublin 15

Over eighty portraits of more than thirty renowned Irish cultural figures, completed over a sixteen-year period by the Anglo-Belgian painter Anthony Palliser, will be on display at Farmleigh Gallery.

The “models” include Seamus Heaney, Derek Mahon, Paddy Moloney, Siobhán Armstrong, Thomas Kinsella, Edna O’Brien, John Boorman, Colm Tóibín, Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill, Brian Friel, Bill Whelan, John Banville, Sinéad Cusack, John Montague, Paul Muldoon, John Hurt and Garech Browne.

Admission is free. Find more information here.

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Car Boot Sales – Tallaght

08:00 – 12:00, Sat 09 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/

Bike Week 2018

09:00, Sat 09 Jun

Various locations in Dublin and Dun Laoghaire

Bike Week 2018 will take place from Sat 09 – Sun 17 June. There will be Bike Tours, Bike Maintenance Clinics, a Street Velodrome event, a Bike Fest and a Cycling Photo Exhibition.

A lot of events are listed separately in this Dublin Event Guide, but to find out about the free Bike Maintenance Clinics, please check the website at www.bikeweek.ie/events

The “Everyday Cycling Photo Exhibition”, a collection current and historical images depicting the role of the bicycle in everyday and sometimes strange, situations, will be on show from 09-29 June in the offices of Dublin City Council on Wood Quay from Monday to Friday (09:00-17:00). Admission is free.

All Bike Week events are free.

www.bikeweek.ie

Honest2Goodness Food Market

09:30 – 16:00, Sat 09 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 09 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 09 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 09 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 09 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 09 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 09 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

Ruaille Buaille in the Park – Children’s Music Festival

10:00 – 18:30, Sat 09 Jun

Greffeen Park, Griffeen Road, Lucan, Co. Dublin

The last day of the Ruaille Buaille Children’s Music Festival will take place in Griffeen Park and the weather will be perfect for it!

There is a Main stage/Big Tent with with lots of events throughout the day and a Mini-Muisc Marquee, a Percussion & Arts Tent and a Music Generation Creative Tent will be not less busy.

There are more than 30 events (workshops and performances) and it looks as if all of them are free. However, it will be a busy day and there are limited spaces for the different events.

The full schedule can be found on the website below.

www.ruaillebuaille.ie/saturday-events/

Temple Bar Markets

10:00 – 16:30, Sat 09 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 09 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 09 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 09 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 09 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

Dublin Community Gardens Cycle – Bike Week

10:30 – 15:30, Sat 09 Jun

Dublin (various locations)

On Saturday, two cycle trips will bring you to some of Dublin’s Community Gardens.

Southside Tour: Meet at Cycle Velodrome (Ceannt Stadium in Sundrive Park, Crumlin) at 10:45 for a trip to 3 local community gardens. Meet the growers and find out what motivates them and what they grow. The cycle will finish with a picnic at Drimnagh Castle Community Garden, Long Mile Road.

Northside Tour: Meet at Mud Island Community Garden at Clinchs Court, just off North Strand Road at 10:30 for a trip to 3 northside community gardens before heading southside to join the Southside Cycle group for a picnic Drimnagh Castle Community Garden.

Admission is free.

www.bikeweek.ie/events/dublin/dublin-community-gardens-cycle

Blackrock Market

11:00 – 17:30, Sat 09 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/

North Bull Island Nature Tour

11:00 – 12:00, Sat 09 Jun

Dollymount Strand, Clontarf, Dublin 3

Organised by Clean Coasts, this is a Nature Tour of North Bull Island/Dollymount Strand. Meeting point is next to the Happy Out Cafe, a cafe in a shipping container on Dollymount Strand.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/2092960627629875/

Pond Dipping – Children’s Event

11:00, Sat 09 Jun

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

Pond Dipping is an event in the National Botanic Garden for children aged 8+. Admission is free, but booking is required via 01-8040319

“Explore the weird and wonderful world of insects and mini-beasts living in and around the pond at the National Botanic Gardens. Perfect your technique with guidance from the experts and learn how to identify the amazing creatures you have captured. Once you have discovered the hidden pond life you will never look at ponds the same way again.”

www.facebook.com/events/239721823436533

Yoga Class – Sandymount Strand

11:00 – 13:00, Sat 09 Jun

Beach Road, Sandymount, Dublin 4

A free Yoga Class on Sandymount Strand will take place on Saturday and it will be followed by a short beach clean.

Meeting Point is at the Marine Road entrance to Sandymount Strand and Irishtown Park. The class will be run by Jutta Kleinfeld. Suitable for all levels.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/236713403579721/

Children Story Time: Animals & Creatures

11:30 – 12:30, Sat 09 Jun

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

The Gallery Shop of the National Gallery will run a Childrens’ Story Time themed “Animals & Creatures” and it is for children aged 5+. Story teller Ruth Concannon will share tales on theme of Animal and Creatures, followed by some colouring-in time.

Admission is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/story-time-animals-creatures

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Sat 09 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

Animal Lottery – Family Tour

12:00 – 15:00, Sat 09 Jun

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

The Family Tour “Animal Lottery” with Catherine McGuinness will take place on Saturday at 12:00 and again at 14:00.

You decide the route of the tour by having an animal lottery. Be prepared for a lot of walking.

Admission is free and no booking required, places are limited and allocated on a first-come first served basis 15 minutes before the tour starts. Suitable for all ages.

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=3648

Cactus & Succulent Show

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 09 Jun

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

The “Cactus and Succulent Show” will be a showcase for amateur growers. Prizes are awarded in over forty classes and it is an opportunity to see the variety of plants grown by enthusiasts in the challenging Irish climate.

Admission is free. The Show will take place in the Teak House.

www.facebook.com/events/243131766432014/

Equipet Pet Photography and Vet Checkups

12:00 – 15:00, Sat 09 Jun

Equipet Store, Unit 6, Coolock Retail Park, Coolock, Dublin 17

The Equipet Store in Coolock is inviting to a Pet Fun Day with a free Pet Health Checkup and free pet photography.

Find all details on the Facebook Page below.

www.facebook.com/events/198515074300429/

Ha’penny Flea Market

12:00 – 17:00, Sat 09 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/

Qi Gong – Drop-in class – Chester Beatty Library

12:00, Sat 09 Jun

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

Qi gong is a traditional Chinese form of meditation coordinating slow flowing movement, deep rhythmic breathing, and a calm state of mind.

Come to this gentle Qi gong practice outdoors on the Roof Top Garden of the Library (weather permitting) or indoors with a view of the roof garden. Suitable for all ages.

Admission is free and no booking required, but numbers are limited. Meeting point is in the Atrium.

cbl.ticketsolve.com/shows/1173587950

Skerries Midsummer Festival

12:00, Sat 09 Jun

Skerries Village, Co. Dublin

The “Skerries Midsummer Festival” will take place this weeken (Fri-Sun)

The good people from Skerries are not overly generous with information about the festival (No idea at what time it starts or what happens when.) and they are a little confused about the calendar (Midsummer is on 15 July.) but they do provide a short list of some events during the festival and that might help:

For Saturday they list:

“Swimrace – Sports on the Beach – Sandcastle Competition from noon
Festival Village – Bumpr Cars – Carousels – Candyfloss – Treats
MainStage: Adam McEvoy Unplugged – Fancy Dress 80s Disco (18+)”

and on Sunday this information is provided:

” Skerries Triathlon – Sports on the Beach – Sandcastle Competition from noon
Festival Village – Bumper Cars – Carousels – Candyfloss – Treats
Main Stage: Live Afternoon Trad”

Admission seems to be free for all events (free admission for the main stage events is confirmed).

www.visitskerries.ie/whatson/skerries-midsummer-festival/

Terenure Dog Show

12:00 – 14:00, Sat 09 Jun

Bushy Park, Tempelogue Road, Terenure, Dublin 6W

Organised by pet shop “The Pet Parlour”, a dog show will take place in Terenure. Registration starts at 10:00 and the show takes place from 12:00-14:00. The event is in conjunction with the weekly Bushy Park Market in Terenure.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/ThePetParlourIreland/

The Bernard Shaw Flea Market

12:00 – 17:00, Sat 09 Jun

The Bernard Shaw, 12 Richmond Street South, Dublin 8

The June edition of the Bernard Shaw Flea Market will happen this Saturday. There will be approx 16 stalls, music, pizzas from the Big Blue Bus and the Bernard Shaw Garden Bar. Expect vintage clothes, shoes, jewellery, art, records, bric-a-brac and more and DJs will provide the entertainment.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/435366806889832/

UCD Festival

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 09 Jun

UCD Campus, Belfield, Dublin 4

The UCD Festival, organised by UCD Alumni takes place on Saturday. 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, but booking is required

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

festival.ucd.ie/

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Sat 09 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/

The National Library’s History & Heritage – Tour

13:00, Sat 09 Jun

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

The National Library’s History & Heritage Guided Tour willl give you chance to explore the Library’s rich architectural history and heritage. The tour begins in the main hall of the Library and includes a visit to the Library’s iconic reading room.

Admission is free.

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

National Gallery: Mindfulness Tour

13:30 – 14:15, Sat 09 Jun

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

Enjoy some time out and come to this guided tour in the National Gallery at a slower pace. Looking closely, and moving quietly and mindfully through the Gallery spaces, you will encounter each work with curiosity, allowing you to connect deeply with it. The tour will end with quiet reflection in silence and stillness.

Admission is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/mindfulness-tour-0

Bloomsday Events at James Joyce Tower and Museum

14:00, Sat 09 Jun

James Joyce Museum, Joyce Tower, Sandycove , Co. Dublin

Bloomsday is around the corner again. The James Joyce inspired day that causes major palpitations for Joyce fans and doesn’t move the rest in the slightest. The festival runs from Monday 11 June – Saturday 16 June with the main Bloomsday on Saturday 16 June.

There are plenty of events happening during the week, but nearly all of them are not free, some even quite pricey. Maybe that is an indication about the affluence of the audience that is Bloomsday mad?

Luckily there is one glorious exception! The James Joyce Museum in the James Joyce Tower in Sandycove will have a whole range events that are all free of charge.

The events are listed here:

Sat 09 Jun: Actress Caitriona Ni Threasaigh presents her own performance of Molly Bloom at 14:00 and 16:00.
Sun 10 Jun: Performance at 15:00 by Irish tenor and Joycean music specialist Noel O’Grady.
Mon 11 Jun: Hourly guided tours of the museum by volunteers (10:00-18:00)
Tue 12 Jun: Hourly guided tours of the museum by volunteers (10:00-18:00)
Wed 13 Jun: Hourly guided tours of the museum by volunteers (10:00-18:00)
Thu 14 Jun: Aidan Coleman presents his musical odyssey through Joyce’s life and works at 12:00 and 15: 00
Fri 15 Jun: Darina Gallagher and Sinead Murphy will perform Joycean songs from 14:00
sat 16 Jun: The Tower opens at 08:00 for a day of Bloomsday festivities. Actor Bryan Murray reads excerpts from Ulysses at intervals over the morning and early afternoon, with occasional performances by Caitriona Ni Threaisaigh and Mary Pat Moloney and traditional contributions by Joycean pilgrims and the visiting public throughout the day.

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Admission to all events is free!

www.bloomsdayfestival.ie/bloomsday-2018-programme/2018/6/16/bloomsday-at-the-james-joyce-tower-and-museum-sandycove

Chester Beatty Library – Guided Tour

14:00, Sat 09 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

Chester Beatty’s Gift to the Nation – Tour

14:00, Sat 09 Jun

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

The In Focus Tour “Chester Beatty’s Gift to the Nation” with Orla Ryan, Guide will take place.

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

cbl.ticketsolve.com/shows/1173587951

Spanish Film Screening: Preso

14:00, Sat 09 Jun

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

The DocSpot Documentary Film Club is inviting to this screening of the Spanish-language documentary “Preso” (2017, 91 min, Dir: Ana Tipa). The film is in Spanish with English subtitles.

Miguel works building the biggest prison in Uruguay, while participating in the project he lives a double life. He has a family in Uruguay and crosses the border to Brazil regularly to spend the weekend with his other family.

Admission is free.

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

Lá na mBan 1918 Remembered – Commemoration

14:30 – 16:00, Sat 09 Jun

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

100 years ago on 09 June 1918, thousands of women marched to Dublin City Hall and other important buildings throughout Ireland to sign a pledge condemning conscription. The day was called Lá na mBan (Woman’s Day).

On Saturday, the National Library commemorates this day from 14:30-16:00. The iconic Reading Room will be open where we will have digitized photographs, posters and much more on display.

At 15:00 historian Maeve Casserly will give a short talk in the Mezzanine Room on the importance of Lá na mBan in the campaign for women’s suffrage in Ireland.

Admission is free.

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

The Art of Portraiture – Talk

15:00 – 16:00, Sat 09 Jun

Farmleigh House, Castleknock end of Phoenix Park, Dublin 15

“The Art of Portraiture” is a talk by artist James Hanley, RHA, in conjunction with the ‘Face to Face’ exhibition.

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

farmleigh.ie/event/the-art-of-portraiture/?instance_id=104

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Sat 09 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/

The Stonecutters – Gig

21:00, Sat 09 Jun

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

The Stonecutters will play Rock-Pop-Reggae & Everything in between at this gig.

Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/the-stonecutters1

Toshin – Gig

21:00, Sat 09 Jun

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

Toshin is a funk & soul band from Dublin.

Admission is free to their gig in Sin E.

sin-e.ie/events/toshin/

Contemplenta – Gig

22:30, Sat 09 Jun

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Contemplenta are an indie-electro duo from Dublin and they will play a gig from midnight in Whelan’s.

Admission is free before 22:30

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/midnight-hour-w-contemplenta/

Buffalo Soul – Bob Marley Tribute Gig

23:30, Sat 09 Jun

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

The Bob Marley Tribute Band “Buffalo Soul” will be in the Grand Social for a gig and admission is free.

www.thegrandsocial.ie/event/buffalo-soul/

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Car Boot Sales – Ballymun

08:00 – 13:00, Sun 10 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

Bike Week 2018

09:00, Sun 10 Jun

Various locations in Dublin and Dun Laoghaire

Bike Week 2018 will take place from Sat 09 – Sun 17 June. There will be Bike Tours, Bike Maintenance Clinics, a Street Velodrome event, a Bike Fest and a Cycling Photo Exhibition.

A lot of events are listed separately in this Dublin Event Guide, but to find out about the free Bike Maintenance Clinics, please check the website at www.bikeweek.ie/events

The “Everyday Cycling Photo Exhibition”, a collection current and historical images depicting the role of the bicycle in everyday and sometimes strange, situations, will be on show from 09-29 June in the offices of Dublin City Council on Wood Quay from Monday to Friday (09:00-17:00). Admission is free.

All Bike Week events are free.

www.bikeweek.ie

Belgard Weekend Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 10 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 10 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

La na mBan Centenary Commemoration

10:00 – 16:00, Sun 10 Jun

City Hall, Dame Street, Dublin 2

On Sunday the La na mBan (Women’s Day) from 100 years ago will be commemorated in Dublin. There will be a series of talks, re-enactments, Memorabilia Display, Book stalls etc.

On 09 June 2018 almost 3/4 of the women in Ireland signed an anti-conscription pledge and in Dublin they walked in their thousands to City Hall to sign the pledge.

Speakers will be Maeve Mullin and Ailbhe Rogers.

Admission is free.

twitter.com/lizgillis191623/status/1005116580743798784

Magazine Fort – Guided Tour

10:00, Sun 10 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 10 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 10 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/

Street Feast 2018

10:00 – 18:00, Sun 10 Jun

Dublin (various locations)

It got a lot quieter around Street Feast than in previous years, but it is happening again in 2018! And the website claims that in the Greater Dublin area there will be 414 events. That is a LOT! :-O

Street Feast is a neighbourhood festival organised by YOU and your neighbours. The idea is that you meet up with friends and neighbours and organise a lunch/feast/event on Sunday in your local street, in a garden or a park.

You don’t need to tell anyone, but if you are neighbourly and are happy for other people to come to your event, you can post it on the Street Feast website. And if you are at a loose end and would like to join another feast, you can find some via the “Go To One” link on the website. It is not too certain, though if all these promised 414 street feasts will really happen. Some have very little information.

Admission is free, but you need to organise the food yourself.

streetfeast.ie

Art, Bites, Crafts – Drumcondra Market

10:30 – 15:30, Sun 10 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

ADHD Family Social

11:00 – 13:00, Sun 10 Jun

Phoenix Park Visitor Centre, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

Organised by HADD-ADHD, this is a play session especially for kids with ADHD and their siblings, to allow their parents to chat about their experiences with ADHD. You can book/contact HADD via 01-8748349 or info@hadd.ie

Bring teddies and a picnic! Meeting point is the playground next to the Visitor Centre.

Admission is free.

hadd.ie/

Botanic Gardens Drop-in Activities for Children

11:00, Sun 10 Jun

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

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

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

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

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/441493812948854

Children’s Art Cart – Workshop – Phoenix Park

11:00 – 12:30, Sun 10 Jun

Phoenix Park Visitor Centre, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

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

The themes for the workshopthis week is “Trees of the Phoenix Park”.

The full programme brochure is here.

Dublin Kite Festival 2018

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 10 Jun

Dollymount Strand, Clontarf, Dublin 3

The Dublin Kite Festival 2018 will take place this weekend on North Bull Island/Dollymount Strand off Clontarf.

There will be Kite Making workshops, Kite flying demonstrations, an introduction to Powerkites, Buggy and land.kiting demonstrations and a kite maker competition. There is also a food village.

You don’t need a kite to go to the festival. There is plenty to see, but if you have a kite, bring it and let it fly!

Admission is free. The schedule can be found on the website below. There will be a free Shuttle Bus service to the festival from Clontarf Road junction with Causeway Road. Don’t use the Wooden Bridge to get there if you want to go by car, instead use the next road (Causeway Road) to Dollymount Strand.

www.dublinkitefestival.ie/

Dun Laoghaire Market

11:00 – 16:00, Sun 10 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

Fusion Sunday World Culture Market – Food Co-Op

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 10 Jun

Green Door Market, 18 Newmarket, Dublin 8

I had already in May expected that back then it was the last Fusion Sundays Market at the “old” location in Newmarket Square, but they managed to squeeze one more in. Sadly this is really now the very last Fusion Sundays Market at this location.

The Fusion Sundays Market is a world culture market, an ethnic Bazaar, that focuses on the diverse ethnic culture present in Ireland today. The Market features a huge array of International stalls, ethnic food, live music and entertainment for kids. You can buy handmade goods, arts and crafts, recycled products, jewellery, clothes and food. The market is held every second Sunday of the month.

There is always a great atmosphere and I definitely recommend this monthly market.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/fusionsundaysmarket

Jazz + Bluegrass for Brunch on Sundays

11:00 – 16:30, Sun 10 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

Liffey Cycle – Bike Week

11:00, Sun 10 Jun

Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

One of the first events in Bike Week 2018 (from 09-17 June) is the Liffey Cycle.

It is a Mass cycle event along the Liffey Quays to demonstrate support for the Liffey Cycle Route.

Assemble at the Wellington Monument in the Phoenix Park at 10:45 as the cycle departs at 11:00 sharp.

The Liffey Cycle Route is a segregated cycle track, linking the Phoenix Park to the Point Village. Your participation in the Liffey Cycle will show your support for this cycling route. The cycle will go from Phoenix park to the Convention Centre.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/603502596683839/

Palestrina Choir

11:00, Sun 10 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

Drop-in family session – National Gallery

11:30 – 13:30, Sun 10 Jun

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

A Drop-in family session entitled “Exotic Objects and Colourful Blooms” will take place in the National Gallery.

Come for a free art-making workshop where children and their parents/guardians/carers are encouraged to work together on creative projects. This week’s workshop will be led by artist Kate Dick, and will take the works of Emil Nolde as inspiration.

Drop-in and stay for as long (or as little!) as you wish! These workshops are suitable for children of all ages, and take place in the Maples and Calder Creative Space in our Atrium.

Admission is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/drop-family-session-exotic-objects-and-colourful-blooms

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Sun 10 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 10 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/

Guided Walks – Botanic Gardens

12:00 – 15:30, Sun 10 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

Skerries Midsummer Festival

12:00, Sun 10 Jun

Skerries Village, Co. Dublin

The “Skerries Midsummer Festival” will take place this weeken (Fri-Sun)

The good people from Skerries are not overly generous with information about the festival (No idea at what time it starts or what happens when.) and they are a little confused about the calendar (Midsummer is on 15 July.) but they do provide a short list of some events during the festival and that might help:

For Saturday they list:

“Swimrace – Sports on the Beach – Sandcastle Competition from noon
Festival Village – Bumpr Cars – Carousels – Candyfloss – Treats
MainStage: Adam McEvoy Unplugged – Fancy Dress 80s Disco (18+)”

and on Sunday this information is provided:

” Skerries Triathlon – Sports on the Beach – Sandcastle Competition from noon
Festival Village – Bumper Cars – Carousels – Candyfloss – Treats
Main Stage: Live Afternoon Trad”

Admission seems to be free for all events (free admission for the main stage events is confirmed).

www.visitskerries.ie/whatson/skerries-midsummer-festival/

Sunday at Noon – Classical Concerts

12:00 – 13:00, Sun 10 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 Chamber Choir Ireland performing

Josef Rheinberger Drei Gesänge op 69
Max Reger Ach Herr, strafe mich nicht
Frank Martin Mass for Double Choir

www.hughlane.ie/past-sunday-concerts/2176-sundaysnoonchamber-choir-ireland

Family Tour – National Gallery

12:30 – 13:15, Sun 10 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-12

Sunday Songbrunch

12:30 – 16:30, Sun 10 Jun

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

Niamh Dooley and ELKIN will perform at the Sunday Songbrunch. There will also be an Open Mic and Closing Jam.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/650685688613170/

Asian – Irish Cultural Festival – Bray

13:00 – 18:00, Sun 10 Jun

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

The Asian – Irish Culture Festival will happen for the fourth year and this year some of the events will be
+ Rapper Oisín Mac performing in Irish
+ Traditional Japanese dancing from Odorikko,
+ Sean-Nós Dancing
+ Bellydancing
+ Aikido and Katori-Shinto-Ryu demonstrations
+ St. Brigid’s Cross making workshop
+ Traditional dress show from China, the Phillipines and Japan
+ Demonstration on how to wear a Yukata (a Japanese casual kimono-like garment worn during the summer)
+ Glór na nGael will promote and teach Irish
+ Traditional Irish Music
And there will be Asian and Irish food stalls.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/985372088311194/

Kesärieha – Summer Party

13:00 – 17:00, Sun 10 Jun

Herbert Park, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

The yearly Irish Finnish Society “Kesärieha – Summer Party” will happen this Sunday.

“It’ll be a relaxed fun-filled day for all the family. Bring a picnic and any lawn games you may have and join us for a hopefully sunny afternoon in Herbert Park.”

Admission is free. The location in the park is just behind Lolly and Cooks.

www.facebook.com/events/371492716676554/

Secrets of the master painters – Tour

13:30 – 14:15, Sun 10 Jun

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

The Tour “Secrets of the master painters” will take place in the National Gallery.

Have you ever wondered how artists solve the problem of creating a three-dimensional world on a flat surface? Join art historian Valerie Moffat for this tour exploring selected artworks in the collection and revealing the secrets of the masters.

Admission is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/secrets-master-painters

Soul & Jazz With Raimonda

13:30 – 16:00, Sun 10 Jun

Oscar’s Cafe Bar, Smithfield Square, Dublin 7

Raimonda Masiulyte will sing Soul and Jazz at this weekly gig. She will be backed by Eamonn Moran on guitar.

Admission is free.

www.jazzireland.ie/jazz-events/gig/1787-soul-jazz-with-raimonda.html

The Peace People – Film Screening

13:30, Sun 10 Jun

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

The screening of the film “The Peace People” (Dir. Trevor Birney, 2017) will take place in the Hugh Lane Gallery.

This film explores the role of the community grassroots initiative for peace led by Mairead Corrigan Maguire, Betty Williams and Ciaran McKeown. The screening will include an introduction by the film’s producer Stephen Douds and followed by Q&A.

Admission is free.

www.hughlane.ie/lectures/lectures-past/2102-film-screening-the-peace-people

Dublin Sketchers – Sunday Meet-up

14:00, Sun 10 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 10 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 10 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

Thai Cultural Day – Chester Beatty Library

14:00, Sun 10 Jun

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

A Thai Cultural Day is taking place in the Chester Beatty Library on Sunday.

Hear some stories inspired by the Jataka tales found in the Library’s Thai collection, take a copy of a gallery trail or partake in the drop-in family workshop. Complementary copies of Temyia the Mute Prince story for children will be available for visitors.

Admission is free.

cbl.ticketsolve.com/shows/1173587952

Bal Folk – European Folk Dance Session

15:00 – 18:00, Sun 10 Jun

Bandstand (behind the Tea Room, near the Zoo), Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

Balfold Dublin will migrate to Phoenix Park on this sunny weekend. You will find them at the bandstand near the tea rooms.

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.

www.facebook.com/events/1854343454861059/

Bloomsday Events at James Joyce Tower and Museum

15:00, Sun 10 Jun

James Joyce Museum, Joyce Tower, Sandycove , Co. Dublin

Bloomsday is around the corner again. The James Joyce inspired day that causes major palpitations for Joyce fans and doesn’t move the rest in the slightest. The festival runs from Monday 11 June – Saturday 16 June with the main Bloomsday on Saturday 16 June.

There are plenty of events happening during the week, but nearly all of them are not free, some even quite pricey. Maybe that is an indication about the affluence of the audience that is Bloomsday mad?

Luckily there is one glorious exception! The James Joyce Museum in the James Joyce Tower in Sandycove will have a whole range events that are all free of charge.

The events are listed here:

Sat 09 Jun: Actress Caitriona Ni Threasaigh presents her own performance of Molly Bloom at 14:00 and 16:00.
Sun 10 Jun: Performance at 15:00 by Irish tenor and Joycean music specialist Noel O’Grady.
Mon 11 Jun: Hourly guided tours of the museum by volunteers (10:00-18:00)
Tue 12 Jun: Hourly guided tours of the museum by volunteers (10:00-18:00)
Wed 13 Jun: Hourly guided tours of the museum by volunteers (10:00-18:00)
Thu 14 Jun: Aidan Coleman presents his musical odyssey through Joyce’s life and works at 12:00 and 15: 00
Fri 15 Jun: Darina Gallagher and Sinead Murphy will perform Joycean songs from 14:00
sat 16 Jun: The Tower opens at 08:00 for a day of Bloomsday festivities. Actor Bryan Murray reads excerpts from Ulysses at intervals over the morning and early afternoon, with occasional performances by Caitriona Ni Threaisaigh and Mary Pat Moloney and traditional contributions by Joycean pilgrims and the visiting public throughout the day.

——

Admission to all events is free!

www.bloomsdayfestival.ie/bloomsday-2018-programme/2018/6/16/bloomsday-at-the-james-joyce-tower-and-museum-sandycove

Cantairi Oga Atha Cliath – Summer Choral Concert

15:00 – 16:00, Sun 10 Jun

Rathmines Church, 52 Lower Rathmines Road, Rathmines, Dublin 6

This is an afternoon of choral music by the choirs of Cantairi Oga Atha Cliath in Rathmines Church.

Admission is free and donations will be appreciated.

www.facebook.com/events/1758493207576574/

Chester Beatty Library – Guided Tour

15:00, Sun 10 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

Life in Victorian Ireland – Hands on History activity

15:00 – 16:00, Sun 10 Jun

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

At this Hands on History Drop-in event “Life in Victorian Ireland”, find answers to these questions: What did women wear when visiting friends for tea 150 years ago? How did we make tea before the invention of the tea bag? What were soldiers’ uniforms like to wear, and why did some soldiers’ helmets have a spike?

Drop in and explore the fascinating objects from the Museum’s collection for handling relating to life in 19th century Ireland.

Admission is free. Suitable for all ages.

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=3669

Museum Tour – National Print Museum

15:00 – 16:30, Sun 10 Jun

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

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

www.nationalprintmuseum.ie/guided-tours.html

Sunday Family Sketching – Hugh Lane Gallery

15:00 – 16:00, Sun 10 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/2068-sunday-sketching-townscapes-and-landscapes

The Bog Bodies – Tour

15:00 – 15:45, Sun 10 Jun

National Museum, Kildare Street (Archaeology), Dublin 2

During the tour “The Bog Bodies” you will examine Iron Age finds from Ireland’s wetlands including bog butter and the mysterious 2,000 year-old bog bodies.

Admission is free. Places are allocated on a first come first served basis, meet at the reception. Suitable for adults and children age 12+.

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=3656

The Celts and Trees – Talk

15:00, Sun 10 Jun

Phoenix Park Visitor Centre, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

“The Celts and Trees” is the topic of a talk (and maybe walk?). It will look at the conection between humans and trees including folklore, medicinal and Brehon law.

Admission is free. For bookings, call 01-6770095

A Short History of Mount Joy – Talk

16:00, Sun 10 Jun

Ashling Hotel, 8 Parkgate St, Dublin 8

The Humanist Association of Ireland is inviting to a the talk “A short history of Mountjoy Prison – Ireland’s cracked mirror” by Tim Carey (historian and writer).

The talk will explore the history of Mountjoy Prison and its role in the history of the British and Irish penal system, intertwining the story of this city of cells with historical issues and events that set it in a broader context; the invention of prisons, their purpose, and how they were viewed by society.

www.facebook.com/events/251130358963652/

The High Leeson – Bluegrass Gig

18:00, Sun 10 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

Dixieland Jazzmen – Gig

18:30 – 20:30, Sun 10 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 10 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

Conversation with Marathon Runner Jerzy Skarzynski

20:00 – 22:00, Sun 10 Jun

St. Saviours Priory, 9-11 Upper Dorset Street, Dublin 1

As part of the PolskaEire Festival, Polish Marathon Runner Jerzy Skarzynski will be in Dublin and will talk about the history of Polish athletics and about his passion for running.

Admission is free. (I would expect that this event might be in Polish language!)

www.facebook.com/events/1846490578987555/

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 00:00, Sun 10 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

Katie Gallagher – Gig

21:00, Sun 10 Jun

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

Katie Gallagher will play a Folk / Pop gig in the Harbour Bar.

Admission is free.

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

The Dublin Blues Cartel – Gig

22:30, Sun 10 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/index.php/live-from-the-window-w-the-dublin-blues-cartel-7/

Monday 11 Jun

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Bike Week 2018

09:00, Mon 11 Jun

Various locations in Dublin and Dun Laoghaire

Bike Week 2018 will take place from Sat 09 – Sun 17 June. There will be Bike Tours, Bike Maintenance Clinics, a Street Velodrome event, a Bike Fest and a Cycling Photo Exhibition.

A lot of events are listed separately in this Dublin Event Guide, but to find out about the free Bike Maintenance Clinics, please check the website at www.bikeweek.ie/events

The “Everyday Cycling Photo Exhibition”, a collection current and historical images depicting the role of the bicycle in everyday and sometimes strange, situations, will be on show from 09-29 June in the offices of Dublin City Council on Wood Quay from Monday to Friday (09:00-17:00). Admission is free.

All Bike Week events are free.

www.bikeweek.ie

Bloomsday Events at James Joyce Tower and Museum

10:00, Mon 11 Jun

James Joyce Museum, Joyce Tower, Sandycove , Co. Dublin

Bloomsday is around the corner again. The James Joyce inspired day that causes major palpitations for Joyce fans and doesn’t move the rest in the slightest. The festival runs from Monday 11 June – Saturday 16 June with the main Bloomsday on Saturday 16 June.

There are plenty of events happening during the week, but nearly all of them are not free, some even quite pricey. Maybe that is an indication about the affluence of the audience that is Bloomsday mad?

Luckily there is one glorious exception! The James Joyce Museum in the James Joyce Tower in Sandycove will have a whole range events that are all free of charge.

The events are listed here:

Sat 09 Jun: Actress Caitriona Ni Threasaigh presents her own performance of Molly Bloom at 14:00 and 16:00.
Sun 10 Jun: Performance at 15:00 by Irish tenor and Joycean music specialist Noel O’Grady.
Mon 11 Jun: Hourly guided tours of the museum by volunteers (10:00-18:00)
Tue 12 Jun: Hourly guided tours of the museum by volunteers (10:00-18:00)
Wed 13 Jun: Hourly guided tours of the museum by volunteers (10:00-18:00)
Thu 14 Jun: Aidan Coleman presents his musical odyssey through Joyce’s life and works at 12:00 and 15: 00
Fri 15 Jun: Darina Gallagher and Sinead Murphy will perform Joycean songs from 14:00
sat 16 Jun: The Tower opens at 08:00 for a day of Bloomsday festivities. Actor Bryan Murray reads excerpts from Ulysses at intervals over the morning and early afternoon, with occasional performances by Caitriona Ni Threaisaigh and Mary Pat Moloney and traditional contributions by Joycean pilgrims and the visiting public throughout the day.

——

Admission to all events is free!

www.bloomsdayfestival.ie/bloomsday-2018-programme/2018/6/16/bloomsday-at-the-james-joyce-tower-and-museum-sandycove

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Mon 11 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, Mon 11 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/

New Parents’ Tour – National Gallery

14:00 – 14:45, Mon 11 Jun

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

The next “New parents’ tour” will be on Monday in tne National Gallery.

These tours are for parents, guardians, and carers of young children and will focus on a selection of highlights in the permanent collection. The aim is to welcome families and visitors of all ages and encourage them to feel comfortable in the Gallery rooms. The route is suitable for prams and strollers, and all are welcome.

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

www.nationalgallery.ie/new-parents-tour-8

Poetry Reading: Paul Muldoon

18:00, Mon 11 Jun

Royal Irish Academy, 19 Dawson Street, Dublin 2

The Keogh-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies is inviting to a Poetry Reading by Paul Muldoon on Monday.

Admission is free and a reception will follow the reading. Registration is required via irishseminar@nd.edu

dublin.nd.edu/

Ulysses – Free First Preview – Abbey Theatre

18:30, Mon 11 Jun

Abbey Theatre, 26 Lower Abbey Street, Dublin 1

Ulysses will be performed in the Abbey Theatre from 11 June until 21 June and the first show on Monday will be free, if you can get a ticket!

The play will start at 19:30, but free tickets (only one per person!) will be given out on a first come first served basis from 18:30 and experience from previous “First Previews” suggests that you should be there WELL in advance of the 18:30 time. There will be queues! Tickets can not be booked in advance.

So, get there early and you will hopefully get to see Ulysses in the Abbey Theatre for free!

www.abbeytheatre.ie/free-first-previews/

Why We Cycle – Film Screening – Bike Week

19:00, Mon 11 Jun

Wood Quay Venue, Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8

“Why We Cycle” is a one hour long inspirational film that explores the Dutch cycling culture. The film makers take a ride with ordinary cyclists and specialists from a variety of disciplines. The conversations uncover some obvious, but even more hidden effects of cycling on people, on societies, and on the organization of cities.

The screening will be followed by a discussion about how to make Dublin a great cycling city.

Admission is free, but booking is required via the website below. A trailer can be seen at whywecycle.eu/

www.eventbrite.ie/e/why-we-cycle-tickets-46798526653

Song Cycle – Singer/Songwriter Showcase

20:00, Mon 11 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 11 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 11 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 11 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 11 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 Urban Mojo Blues Band – Gig

21:00, Mon 11 Jun

Leeson Lounge, 148 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4

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

Admission is free.

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

Trad Sessions

21:00 – 23:30, Mon 11 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 11 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 12 Jun

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Bike Week 2018

09:00, Tue 12 Jun

Various locations in Dublin and Dun Laoghaire

Bike Week 2018 will take place from Sat 09 – Sun 17 June. There will be Bike Tours, Bike Maintenance Clinics, a Street Velodrome event, a Bike Fest and a Cycling Photo Exhibition.

A lot of events are listed separately in this Dublin Event Guide, but to find out about the free Bike Maintenance Clinics, please check the website at www.bikeweek.ie/events

The “Everyday Cycling Photo Exhibition”, a collection current and historical images depicting the role of the bicycle in everyday and sometimes strange, situations, will be on show from 09-29 June in the offices of Dublin City Council on Wood Quay from Monday to Friday (09:00-17:00). Admission is free.

All Bike Week events are free.

www.bikeweek.ie

Bloomsday Events at James Joyce Tower and Museum

10:00, Tue 12 Jun

James Joyce Museum, Joyce Tower, Sandycove , Co. Dublin

Bloomsday is around the corner again. The James Joyce inspired day that causes major palpitations for Joyce fans and doesn’t move the rest in the slightest. The festival runs from Monday 11 June – Saturday 16 June with the main Bloomsday on Saturday 16 June.

There are plenty of events happening during the week, but nearly all of them are not free, some even quite pricey. Maybe that is an indication about the affluence of the audience that is Bloomsday mad?

Luckily there is one glorious exception! The James Joyce Museum in the James Joyce Tower in Sandycove will have a whole range events that are all free of charge.

The events are listed here:

Sat 09 Jun: Actress Caitriona Ni Threasaigh presents her own performance of Molly Bloom at 14:00 and 16:00.
Sun 10 Jun: Performance at 15:00 by Irish tenor and Joycean music specialist Noel O’Grady.
Mon 11 Jun: Hourly guided tours of the museum by volunteers (10:00-18:00)
Tue 12 Jun: Hourly guided tours of the museum by volunteers (10:00-18:00)
Wed 13 Jun: Hourly guided tours of the museum by volunteers (10:00-18:00)
Thu 14 Jun: Aidan Coleman presents his musical odyssey through Joyce’s life and works at 12:00 and 15: 00
Fri 15 Jun: Darina Gallagher and Sinead Murphy will perform Joycean songs from 14:00
sat 16 Jun: The Tower opens at 08:00 for a day of Bloomsday festivities. Actor Bryan Murray reads excerpts from Ulysses at intervals over the morning and early afternoon, with occasional performances by Caitriona Ni Threaisaigh and Mary Pat Moloney and traditional contributions by Joycean pilgrims and the visiting public throughout the day.

——

Admission to all events is free!

www.bloomsdayfestival.ie/bloomsday-2018-programme/2018/6/16/bloomsday-at-the-james-joyce-tower-and-museum-sandycove

Street Velodrome – Dundrum – Bike Week

10:00 – 18:00, Tue 12 Jun

Dublin (various locations)

Street Velodrome is a pop-up cycling track that will give you an opportunity to try cycling like a professional cyclist. All equipment (bikes and helmet) will be provided and Pro Riders coaches will explain everything to you before you get racing.

The pop-up Street Velodrome will be in different locations in Dublin during Bike Week:

+ Tue 12 June: Dundrum Town Centre. Register here.
+ Wed 13 June: Blanchardstown Millennium Park. Register here.
+ Thu 14 June: Smithfield Plaza. Register here.
+ Fri 15 June: Smithfield Plaza. Register here.
+ Sat 16 June: Smithield Plaza – Viking Pro Series for Pro/Elit Riders. Register here.

www.bikeweek.ie/events/dublin/street-veldrome-event

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Tue 12 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

Bloomsday – Lunchtime Recital

13:00, Tue 12 Jun

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

“Bloomsday: Lunchtime Recital” is a musical celebration of the songs which appear in and are referred to in the works of James Joyce. including Down by the Sally Gardens, Love’s Old Sweet Song and Bid Adieu. Performed by James Barry (baritone) with Margot Doherty on piano.

Admission is free, but booking is required via musiclibrary@dublincity.ie or 01 8734333

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

Low priced books with free delivery!

13:00, Tue 12 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!

www.bookdepository.com?a_aid=dubevg

If you prefer Amazon to buy your books (for free postage you need to order a minimum of GBP 25), then use this Amazon link to help the Dublin Event Guide. Thanks!

Portrait of Bono – Pop-up Art Talk

13:15 – 13:45, Tue 12 Jun

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

The Pop-up talk “Portrait of Bono” will take place in Room 23. Join Mags Harnett for an informal talk in front of Louis Le Brocquy’s portrait of Bono.

Admission is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/portrait-bono

Document Conservation Demonstration – Chester Beatty Library

14:00, Tue 12 Jun

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

At the “Ask a Conservator” event in the Chester Beatty Library, the Conservation team will present practical tips on how best to care for your collections at home.

During the session there will be time to quiz the conservators on any questions you might have concerning safe storage and display, but please do not bring in your treasures on the day.

Admission is free.

cbl.ticketsolve.com/shows/1173587953

Phoenix Park Biodiversity Bike Tour – Bike Week

18:30 – 20:30, Tue 12 Jun

Phoenix Park Visitor Centre, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

Leif Barry, Phoenix Park Biodiversity guide, will lead this Bike Week bike tour to explore the range of natural biodiversity in Phoenix Park. Marvel at the range of wildlife and plantlife that exists in the park. This is a family-friendly gentle tour with plenty of time for questions and chats.

Admission is free. Meet at the Visitor Centre in Phoenix Park.

www.bikeweek.ie/events/dublin/phoenix-park-biodiversity-bike-tour

Reading Dante – in Italian

18:30 – 20:00, Tue 12 Jun

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

The readings of Dante’s Purgatorio will continue in the Italian Institute of Culture. The readers will be Corinna Salvadori Lonergan and, for the third session, Daragh O’Connell.

The next reading is “Purgatorio: Friendship, Poetry and Poets (XXIII-XXVI)”

Admission is free.

iicdublino.esteri.it/iic_dublino/en/gli_eventi/calendario/2018/05/reading-dante-at-the-iic_2.html

The Dublin Language Exchange – Meetup

19:00, Tue 12 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/

Ben Prevo – Gig

20:00, Tue 12 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/

Camden Comedy

20:00 – 22:30, Tue 12 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 12 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

Jesters Open Mic Comedy Night

20:00 – 22:00, Tue 12 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/

Ukulele Tuesday – Jam&Gig

20:00 – 23:30, Tue 12 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

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 23:00, Tue 12 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 12 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 12 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 12 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

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Bike Week 2018

09:00, Wed 13 Jun

Various locations in Dublin and Dun Laoghaire

Bike Week 2018 will take place from Sat 09 – Sun 17 June. There will be Bike Tours, Bike Maintenance Clinics, a Street Velodrome event, a Bike Fest and a Cycling Photo Exhibition.

A lot of events are listed separately in this Dublin Event Guide, but to find out about the free Bike Maintenance Clinics, please check the website at www.bikeweek.ie/events

The “Everyday Cycling Photo Exhibition”, a collection current and historical images depicting the role of the bicycle in everyday and sometimes strange, situations, will be on show from 09-29 June in the offices of Dublin City Council on Wood Quay from Monday to Friday (09:00-17:00). Admission is free.

All Bike Week events are free.

www.bikeweek.ie

Bloomsday Events at James Joyce Tower and Museum

10:00, Wed 13 Jun

James Joyce Museum, Joyce Tower, Sandycove , Co. Dublin

Bloomsday is around the corner again. The James Joyce inspired day that causes major palpitations for Joyce fans and doesn’t move the rest in the slightest. The festival runs from Monday 11 June – Saturday 16 June with the main Bloomsday on Saturday 16 June.

There are plenty of events happening during the week, but nearly all of them are not free, some even quite pricey. Maybe that is an indication about the affluence of the audience that is Bloomsday mad?

Luckily there is one glorious exception! The James Joyce Museum in the James Joyce Tower in Sandycove will have a whole range events that are all free of charge.

The events are listed here:

Sat 09 Jun: Actress Caitriona Ni Threasaigh presents her own performance of Molly Bloom at 14:00 and 16:00.
Sun 10 Jun: Performance at 15:00 by Irish tenor and Joycean music specialist Noel O’Grady.
Mon 11 Jun: Hourly guided tours of the museum by volunteers (10:00-18:00)
Tue 12 Jun: Hourly guided tours of the museum by volunteers (10:00-18:00)
Wed 13 Jun: Hourly guided tours of the museum by volunteers (10:00-18:00)
Thu 14 Jun: Aidan Coleman presents his musical odyssey through Joyce’s life and works at 12:00 and 15: 00
Fri 15 Jun: Darina Gallagher and Sinead Murphy will perform Joycean songs from 14:00
sat 16 Jun: The Tower opens at 08:00 for a day of Bloomsday festivities. Actor Bryan Murray reads excerpts from Ulysses at intervals over the morning and early afternoon, with occasional performances by Caitriona Ni Threaisaigh and Mary Pat Moloney and traditional contributions by Joycean pilgrims and the visiting public throughout the day.

——

Admission to all events is free!

www.bloomsdayfestival.ie/bloomsday-2018-programme/2018/6/16/bloomsday-at-the-james-joyce-tower-and-museum-sandycove

Street Velodrome – Blanchardstown – Bike Week

10:00 – 18:00, Wed 13 Jun

Dublin (various locations)

Street Velodrome is a pop-up cycling track that will give you an opportunity to try cycling like a professional cyclist. All equipment (bikes and helmet) will be provided and Pro Riders coaches will explain everything to you before you get racing.

The pop-up Street Velodrome will be in different locations in Dublin during Bike Week:

+ Tue 12 June: Dundrum Town Centre. Register here.
+ Wed 13 June: Blanchardstown Millennium Park. Register here.
+ Thu 14 June: Smithfield Plaza. Register here.
+ Fri 15 June: Smithfield Plaza. Register here.
+ Sat 16 June: Smithield Plaza – Viking Pro Series for Pro/Elit Riders. Register here.

www.bikeweek.ie/events/dublin/street-veldrome-event

Drawing Group for Adults – Rua Red

11:00, Wed 13 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

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Wed 13 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 13 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/

Celebrating Arnott’s 175 Anniversary – Talk

13:00, Wed 13 Jun

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

Dr Mary Muldowney, Historian in Residence for Dublin City’s Central Area, will talk about “Arnott’s – 175 years of shopping on Henry Street”.

Admission is free, but booking is required via 01-8734333

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

Yeats 2018: Public Tour of the Yeats Exhibition – in Irish

13:00, Wed 13 Jun

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

If I interpret the Irish language description correctly, then this is a tour of the exhibition “Yeats: The Life & Works of William Butler Yeats” in Irish.

Find all details via the NLI website.

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

Irish National War Memorial Gardens – Guided Tour

14:00, Wed 13 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/

Free choice and quantum mechanics – Lecture

18:00, Wed 13 Jun

Royal Irish Academy, 19 Dawson Street, Dublin 2

To commemorate the 75th anniversary of Prof Ernst Schrödinger’s “What is Life? Lecture series, the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (DIAS) will hold a free public lecture delivered by Prof. Schrödinger’s grandson Prof. Terence Rudolph (Imperial College London). The title of the lecture will be ‘Free choice and quantum mechanics’.

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

www.eventbrite.ie/e/public-lecture-free-choice-and-quantum-mechanics-tickets-46648479859

Meet the Deers – Phoenix Park Bike Tour – Bike Week

18:30 – 20:30, Wed 13 Jun

Phoenix Park Visitor Centre, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

Paddy Crowe, Phoenix Park Deer Ranger, will birng you on a bike tour to visit the deer herd in Phoenix Park. See the young recently born fawns and learn about the management of the deer and their regular habits. This is a family-friendly gentle tour with plenty of time for questions and chats.

Admission is free. Meet at the Phoenix Park Visitor Centre.

www.bikeweek.ie/events/dublin/phoenix-park-meet-deers-bike-tour

Yeats Among Europeans – Talk

19:00, Wed 13 Jun

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

The Joseph Hassett Yeats Lecture 2018 entitled “Yeats Among Europeans” will mark the birth of William Butler Yeats on 13 June 1865, when Dr Lauren Arrington (Senior Lecturer, Institute of Irish Studies, University of Liverpool) will be in the National Library to deliver this lecture.

“W.B. Yeats’s importance to European literature is unquestionable, but how important was Europe to Yeats? In this lecture, Lauren Arrington will focus on Yeats’s interests in European culture and politics in the dynamic and divisive 1920s and 1930s.”

Admission is free, but booking is required via learning@nli.ie with the subject line “Yeats lecture”.

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

Dwarf Jar Wednesday Jazz

19:30 – 22:00, Wed 13 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/

Ulysses Extended: A Musical Score

19:30, Wed 13 Jun

James Joyce Centre, 35 North Great George’s Street, Dublin 1

The James Joyce Centre is inviting to the last of three performances of composer Stephen Gardner’s Ulysses Extended on Wednesday 13 June.

In this musical work, certain passages from James Joyce’s Ulysses are interpreted by a trio of Ellen Demos on vocals, Paul Roe on bass clarinet/clarinet and Shane O’Donovan on percussion.

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

www.bloomsdayfestival.ie/bloomsday-2018-programme/2018/6/13/ulysses-extended-a-musical-score-by-stephen-gardner

Jesters Open Mic Comedy Night

19:45 – 22:00, Wed 13 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 13 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 13 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 13 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 13 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 13 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 13 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 13 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

21:30, Wed 13 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 13 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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Bike Week 2018

09:00, Thu 14 Jun

Various locations in Dublin and Dun Laoghaire

Bike Week 2018 will take place from Sat 09 – Sun 17 June. There will be Bike Tours, Bike Maintenance Clinics, a Street Velodrome event, a Bike Fest and a Cycling Photo Exhibition.

A lot of events are listed separately in this Dublin Event Guide, but to find out about the free Bike Maintenance Clinics, please check the website at www.bikeweek.ie/events

The “Everyday Cycling Photo Exhibition”, a collection current and historical images depicting the role of the bicycle in everyday and sometimes strange, situations, will be on show from 09-29 June in the offices of Dublin City Council on Wood Quay from Monday to Friday (09:00-17:00). Admission is free.

All Bike Week events are free.

www.bikeweek.ie

Street Velodrome – Smithfield – Bike Week

10:00 – 18:00, Thu 14 Jun

Dublin (various locations)

Street Velodrome is a pop-up cycling track that will give you an opportunity to try cycling like a professional cyclist. All equipment (bikes and helmet) will be provided and Pro Riders coaches will explain everything to you before you get racing.

The pop-up Street Velodrome will be in different locations in Dublin during Bike Week:

+ Tue 12 June: Dundrum Town Centre. Register here.
+ Wed 13 June: Blanchardstown Millennium Park. Register here.
+ Thu 14 June: Smithfield Plaza. Register here.
+ Fri 15 June: Smithfield Plaza. Register here.
+ Sat 16 June: Smithield Plaza – Viking Pro Series for Pro/Elit Riders. Register here.

www.bikeweek.ie/events/dublin/street-veldrome-event

Grangegorman Military Cemetery – Tour

11:00, Thu 14 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 14 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

Bloomsday Events at James Joyce Tower and Museum

12:00, Thu 14 Jun

James Joyce Museum, Joyce Tower, Sandycove , Co. Dublin

Bloomsday is around the corner again. The James Joyce inspired day that causes major palpitations for Joyce fans and doesn’t move the rest in the slightest. The festival runs from Monday 11 June – Saturday 16 June with the main Bloomsday on Saturday 16 June.

There are plenty of events happening during the week, but nearly all of them are not free, some even quite pricey. Maybe that is an indication about the affluence of the audience that is Bloomsday mad?

Luckily there is one glorious exception! The James Joyce Museum in the James Joyce Tower in Sandycove will have a whole range events that are all free of charge.

The events are listed here:

Sat 09 Jun: Actress Caitriona Ni Threasaigh presents her own performance of Molly Bloom at 14:00 and 16:00.
Sun 10 Jun: Performance at 15:00 by Irish tenor and Joycean music specialist Noel O’Grady.
Mon 11 Jun: Hourly guided tours of the museum by volunteers (10:00-18:00)
Tue 12 Jun: Hourly guided tours of the museum by volunteers (10:00-18:00)
Wed 13 Jun: Hourly guided tours of the museum by volunteers (10:00-18:00)
Thu 14 Jun: Aidan Coleman presents his musical odyssey through Joyce’s life and works at 12:00 and 15: 00
Fri 15 Jun: Darina Gallagher and Sinead Murphy will perform Joycean songs from 14:00
sat 16 Jun: The Tower opens at 08:00 for a day of Bloomsday festivities. Actor Bryan Murray reads excerpts from Ulysses at intervals over the morning and early afternoon, with occasional performances by Caitriona Ni Threaisaigh and Mary Pat Moloney and traditional contributions by Joycean pilgrims and the visiting public throughout the day.

——

Admission to all events is free!

www.bloomsdayfestival.ie/bloomsday-2018-programme/2018/6/16/bloomsday-at-the-james-joyce-tower-and-museum-sandycove

ProductCamp Dublin

12:00 – 17:30, Thu 14 Jun

DIT, Bishop Street, Dublin 8

ProductCamp Dublin is for Technology Product Management Professional, Marketers and Development Professionals.

It is a collaborative, user-organized ‘un-conference’ focused on product management and marketing topics.

Learn from, teach to and network with professionals involved in the product management, marketing and development process! The overriding goal is ‘building products that scale’.

At the event everyone learns and explores topics of interest to you, the participants. Everyone takes part in some way, so you can present a topic, lead a roundtable discussion, share your experiences by attending a session of interest to you, help out with logistics, help secure sponsorships, or volunteer.

The final sessions, topics and discussion themes are decided on the day by your votes.

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

www.eventbrite.ie/e/productcamp-dublin-2018-tickets-43992199854

The Green Door Market

12:00 – 19:00, Thu 14 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

Lunchtime Cycle – Tallaght – Bike Week

12:45 – 14:00, Thu 14 Jun

Tallaght Library, Library Square, Tallaght, Dublin 24

A lunchtime cycle from Tallaght’s Library Square to Tymon park and back will take place.

Admission is free.

www.bikeweek.ie/events/dublin/lunchtime-cycle-all

Seen and Heard – Ivana Bacik

13:00 – 14:30, Thu 14 Jun

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

This is a public seminar with Senator Ivana Bacik about “Legislating for Women’s Rights: Gender Pay Gap and Other Issue” as part of a series entitled “Seen and Heard.”

Senator Bacik will discuss her career in politics and her role in Irish society. She will describe her work as a student in 1983 to repeal the 8th amendment and its implications, as well as her current work to eliminate the gender pay gap in Ireland.

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

www.eventbrite.ie/e/seen-and-heard-with-ivana-bacik-tickets-46519256348

Support the Dublin Event Guide – Buy your books here!

13:00, Thu 14 Jun

Dublin (various locations)

Free Delivery on all Books at the Book Depository

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www.bookdepository.com?a_aid=dubevg

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Exploring the materials of the Coetivy Hours – Tour

13:10, Thu 14 Jun

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

Come to the In Focus Tour “Exploring the materials of the Coetivy Hours” with Kristine Rose Beers, Senior Conservator, Chester Beatty Library.

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

cbl.ticketsolve.com/shows/1173587954

How to Write a Winning CV and Ace the Interview – Talk

13:30, Thu 14 Jun

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

“How to Write a Winning CV and Ace the Interview” is a talk by Orla Donagher (Career Coach at www.interviewtutor.ie).

Admission is free.

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

Introduction to Search Engine Optimisation – Talk

14:00 – 17:00, Thu 14 Jun

DCU Business School, DCU Campus, Glasnevin Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

“Introduction to Search Engine Optimisation” is a seminar in room Q303/4 of the DCU Business School and it is organised by the Irish Centre for Cloud Computing and Commerce.

Search engine optimisation (SEO) is the process of affecting the visibility of a website or a webpage in a search engine’s unpaid results. This seminar will explain how search engines work, what the future will bring for search, the relationship between page quality and search engine rankings, common SEO tactics, getting ready for Mobile First, bad practices to correct and avoid and there will be an opportunity to get your questions answered.

This seminar will be presented by Professor Theo Lynn (Professor of Digital Business at DCU Business School and Principal Investigator of the Irish Centre for Cloud Computing and Commerce).

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

www.eventbrite.ie/e/introduction-to-search-engine-optimisation-tickets-46657414583

Temple Bar Craft Market

14:00 – 20:00, Thu 14 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/

WWI Ireland: Public Tour

14:00, Thu 14 Jun

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

This is a tour of the exhibition “World War Ireland: Exploring the Irish Experience”. Find out about the Irish experience ‘over there’ and on the home front during WWI through our collections of letters, diaries, recruiting posters, newspaper reports, cartoons, and leaflets.

Admission is free. WWIreland is at 2/3 Kildare Street.

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

“Prison 50 Years on” with John Lonergan – Talk

17:00, Thu 14 Jun

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

In tandem with Amanda Dunsmore’s exhibition Keeper, this special talk “A Reflection on the reality of prison 50 years on” draws on the immense experience and insights of guest speaker John Lonergan, former Governor of Mountjoy Prison.

Admission is free.

www.hughlane.ie/lectures/lectures-past/2109-evening-lecture-john-lonergan

Jazz Club at Sweetman’s – Gig

18:00 – 20:00, Thu 14 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/

Little Museum of Dublin – Free Admission

18:00 – 20:00, Thu 14 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 14 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-32

Grand Canal at Gallonstown, Ballyfermot and Rathmines – Talk

18:30, Thu 14 Jun

Ballyfermot Library, Ballyfermot Road, Dublin 10

“Water Water Everywhere, The Grand Canal at Gallonstown, Ballyfermot and Rathmines Townships” is the title of this history talk with Historian Cathy Scuffil in Ballyfermot.

Admission is free.

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

Heritage Bike Tour in Phoenix Park – Bike Week

18:30 – 20:30, Thu 14 Jun

Phoenix Park Visitor Centre, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

Bernie Cleary, Heritage guide, will bring you on a bike tour to explore the wealth of history and heritage in Phoenix Park. Get to understand the central part that Phoenix Park has played in the history of Ireland. This is a family-friendly gentle tour with plenty of time for questions and chats.

Admission is free. Meet at the Phoenix Park Visitor Centre.

www.bikeweek.ie/events/dublin/phoenix-park-heritage-bike-tour

New to Dublin? Dublin Expats Meeting

19:00, Thu 14 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

Rise of European Monarchy – Talk

19:00 – 21:00, Thu 14 Jun

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

The talk “The Decline of Regicide and the Rise of European Monarchy – From the Carolingian Age to the Early Modern Period” by Professor Sverre Hakon Bagge (University of Bergen) will discuss the decline of regicide in Western Christendom from the Carolingian Period onwards, seeking the main explanation of this in the introduction of hereditary succession, legitimate birth and primogeniture, combined with a relatively weak monarchy, dependent on support from the aristocracy.

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

www.eventbrite.ie/e/the-decline-of-regicide-and-the-rise-of-european-monarchy-tickets-46437151771

Thursday Night Board Gaming

19:00, Thu 14 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/

Rye River Band – Gig

21:00, Thu 14 Jun

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

The Rye River Band will play American Country, Folk and Blues at this gig.

Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/rye-river-band1

Singer Songwriter Night – Mother Reilly’s

21:00, Thu 14 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 14 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 14 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 14 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 14 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 14 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/

BIMM Dublin Midnight Hour – Gig

23:30, Thu 14 Jun

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

The BIMM Music College is organising the Midnight Hour on Thursdays in Whelan’s. The line-up has not yet been announced.

Admission is free.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/bimm-dublin-midnight-hour-20/

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Bike Week 2018

09:00, Fri 15 Jun

Various locations in Dublin and Dun Laoghaire

Bike Week 2018 will take place from Sat 09 – Sun 17 June. There will be Bike Tours, Bike Maintenance Clinics, a Street Velodrome event, a Bike Fest and a Cycling Photo Exhibition.

A lot of events are listed separately in this Dublin Event Guide, but to find out about the free Bike Maintenance Clinics, please check the website at www.bikeweek.ie/events

The “Everyday Cycling Photo Exhibition”, a collection current and historical images depicting the role of the bicycle in everyday and sometimes strange, situations, will be on show from 09-29 June in the offices of Dublin City Council on Wood Quay from Monday to Friday (09:00-17:00). Admission is free.

All Bike Week events are free.

www.bikeweek.ie

Rethinking Dementia through Theatre and Drama – Workshop

09:00 – 16:00, Fri 15 Jun

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

Dementia, of which the most common form is Alzheimer’s disease, has moved increasingly to centre stage in public discourse.

This workshop aims to guide theatre and arts practitioners in how to unlock the multiple narratives of dementia, and to find means of empowering those living with dementia to find expression of their creativity, experiences, and relationships.

It is a full day workshop and all details can be found on the website below.

Admission is free, but booking is required on the same website.

www.eventbrite.ie/e/rethinking-dementia-through-theatre-and-drama-tickets-46795021168

Street Velodrome – Smithfield – Bike Week

10:00 – 18:00, Fri 15 Jun

Dublin (various locations)

Street Velodrome is a pop-up cycling track that will give you an opportunity to try cycling like a professional cyclist. All equipment (bikes and helmet) will be provided and Pro Riders coaches will explain everything to you before you get racing.

The pop-up Street Velodrome will be in different locations in Dublin during Bike Week:

+ Tue 12 June: Dundrum Town Centre. Register here.
+ Wed 13 June: Blanchardstown Millennium Park. Register here.
+ Thu 14 June: Smithfield Plaza. Register here.
+ Fri 15 June: Smithfield Plaza. Register here.
+ Sat 16 June: Smithield Plaza – Viking Pro Series for Pro/Elit Riders. Register here.

www.bikeweek.ie/events/dublin/street-veldrome-event

The Story of the Capital – Exhibition in Dublin City Hall

10:00 – 17:15, Fri 15 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

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Fri 15 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 15 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

Meet the New Musician in Residence

13:00, Fri 15 Jun

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

Meet Dublin City Council’s new Musician in Residence Ríona Sally Hartman at this Lunchtime Concert and Talk in the Music Library at the Central Library. Ríona will play a selection of her music and talk about the inspiration behind it.

Admission is free, but booking is required via 01-8734333

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

Thatched Cottage, Ramparts, Dolphin’s Barn

13:15 – 13:45, Fri 15 Jun

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

The Pop-up talk “Thatched Cottage, Ramparts, Dolphin’s Barn” will take place in the Print Gallery. Join Tom Hodson for an informal talk about Harry Kernoff’s drawing of a thatched cottage in Dolphin’s Barn. This work is currently on view in the exhibition Drawing Dublin.

Admission is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/thatched-cottage-ramparts-dolphins-barn

Arbour Hill Cemetery Tour

14:00, Fri 15 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/

Bloomsday Events at James Joyce Tower and Museum

14:00, Fri 15 Jun

James Joyce Museum, Joyce Tower, Sandycove , Co. Dublin

Bloomsday is around the corner again. The James Joyce inspired day that causes major palpitations for Joyce fans and doesn’t move the rest in the slightest. The festival runs from Monday 11 June – Saturday 16 June with the main Bloomsday on Saturday 16 June.

There are plenty of events happening during the week, but nearly all of them are not free, some even quite pricey. Maybe that is an indication about the affluence of the audience that is Bloomsday mad?

Luckily there is one glorious exception! The James Joyce Museum in the James Joyce Tower in Sandycove will have a whole range events that are all free of charge.

The events are listed here:

Sat 09 Jun: Actress Caitriona Ni Threasaigh presents her own performance of Molly Bloom at 14:00 and 16:00.
Sun 10 Jun: Performance at 15:00 by Irish tenor and Joycean music specialist Noel O’Grady.
Mon 11 Jun: Hourly guided tours of the museum by volunteers (10:00-18:00)
Tue 12 Jun: Hourly guided tours of the museum by volunteers (10:00-18:00)
Wed 13 Jun: Hourly guided tours of the museum by volunteers (10:00-18:00)
Thu 14 Jun: Aidan Coleman presents his musical odyssey through Joyce’s life and works at 12:00 and 15: 00
Fri 15 Jun: Darina Gallagher and Sinead Murphy will perform Joycean songs from 14:00
Sat 16 Jun: The Tower opens at 08:00 for a day of Bloomsday festivities. Actor Bryan Murray reads excerpts from Ulysses at intervals over the morning and early afternoon, with occasional performances by Caitriona Ni Threaisaigh and Mary Pat Moloney and traditional contributions by Joycean pilgrims and the visiting public throughout the day.

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Admission to all events is free!

www.bloomsdayfestival.ie/bloomsday-2018-programme/2018/6/16/bloomsday-at-the-james-joyce-tower-and-museum-sandycove

Meet the Fawns – Phoenix Park Bike Tour – Bike Week

18:30 – 20:30, Fri 15 Jun

Phoenix Park Visitor Centre, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

Terry Moore, Phoenix Park Deer Ranger, will bring you on this bike tour to visit the deer herd in Phoenix Park. Get to see the young recently born fawns, and learn about the management of the deer and their regular habits. This is a family-friendly gentle tour with plenty of time for questions and chats.

Admission is free. Meet at the Phoenix Park Visitor Centre.

www.bikeweek.ie/events/dublin/meet-fawns-phoenix-park-bike-tour

The “Untranslatable” Finnegans Wake – Talk

18:30, Fri 15 Jun

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

The “Untranslatable” Finnegans Wake finds plenty of Italian voices: from translators to actors, from passionate readers to singers and performers.

Join translators Fabio Pedone and Enrico Terrinoni as they discuss with journalist Edoardo Camurri the joys and sorrows of translating Finnegans Wake into Italian and having plenty of fun in the process. Following this, Edoardo Camurri will interview Alessandro Bergonzoni, one of Italy’s most remarkable, visionary and adventurous actors.

The event is organised in partnership with the Italian Cultural Institute

Admission is free, but booking is required. Book here to reserve your place.

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

Cornucopia – Live Music

19:30 – 21:30, Fri 15 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

Solarfest 2018 – Dunsink Observatory

19:30, Fri 15 Jun

Dunsink Observatory, Dunsink Lane, Castleknock, Dublin 15

Solarfest 2018 will take place in Dunsink Observatory from Friday until Sunday. Usually tickets for it go like hot cakes and I can’t make out if there are still tickets available or not. But it seems that you can still book the Friday evening talk and the whole day event on Saturday, so check it out here but be quick!!

The Family afternoon on Sunday seems to be booked out.

Admission is free to all events.

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Fri 15 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/

Rob Walsh & The Panic Attacks – Gig

21:00, Fri 15 Jun

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

Rob Walsh & The Panic Attacks will play a gig in Sin E on Friday.

Admission is free.

sin-e.ie/events/rob-walsh-the-panik-attacks/

The Catfish Blues Orchestra – Gig

21:00, Fri 15 Jun

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

The Catfish Blues Orchestra will play a gig with Blues / Hard Blues / Blues-Rock in the Harbour Bar.

Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/catfish-blues-orchestra

Catch 22 – Gig

22:00, Fri 15 Jun

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

Catch 22 play your favourite Rock/Pop/Funk coversat this gig.

Admission is free before 22:00. The gig will start at midnight.

thebowery.ie/calander/

Gavin Povey and the Fabulous Oke She Moke She Pops

22:00, Fri 15 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

Dublin Mountains Partnership – Guided Walks

04+09+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+09+10 June.

All walks are free, but pre-registration is required (details are on the website) and it sometimes is also worth checking the Facebook Page for even more timely updates.

Not free, but interesting nevertheless:

Great Music in Irish Houses: 12-17 June

Pipeworks Festival: 13-17 June

Taste of Dublin: 14-17 June

Dalkey Book Festival: 14-17 June

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Enda Kenny to be named “European of the Year” – Ohh!?

The Journal.ie reported on Thursday that Enda Kenny will receive the “European Movement Ireland’s European of the Year Award” and he is getting that prize “for his work in building Ireland’s relationship with Europe throughout some of the most challenging circumstances in our recent history”.

The Journal.ie allows people to comment on news and while it was a big mistake to remove the thumbs down option on these comments, the commenting sometimes gives an interesting insight in people’s thoughts AND there are some hilarious (and some stupid) commenters active on the platform so that it is often worth a read.

The comments to this message were mainly surprise, incredulity and ridicule for Enda Kenny and the prize givers, but most commenters missed the main point…or where somewhat mislead by TheJournal.ie.

Since the headline read “European of the Year”, most would initially think that he was voted the most European person from all over Europe of the Year, but that is not the case. The “European Movement Ireland” only looked at Irish people (or people in Ireland) and that means the list would be VERY short, so it is really the “Irish European of the Year” award. Now suddenly we are not surprised anymore that Kenny got the prize. If you can only choose between a couple of people, then EVEN an Enda Kenny can win a prize! :-O

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