Dublin Event Guide » Blog Archive » Dublin Event Guide 575: Cruinniu na nOg, Stoneybatter Fest, Flavours of Fingal & of South Dublin, People’s Art Exhibition

Dublin Event Guide 575: Cruinniu na nOg, Stoneybatter Fest, Flavours of Fingal & of South Dublin, People’s Art Exhibition

DEG Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events)

No. 575 | 22 June 2018

Subscribers: 24,150

Dublin NewsCompetitionsSupport the GuideJoerg’s PicksFeel GoodThis is Odd
SatSunMonTueWedThuFriEvents Coming UpExhibitions

Hi all!

Since Thursday we are now with two legs in Summer. First with the meteorological leg on 01 June and since 21 June also with the astronomical leg after summer solstice. The weather is already nice and there are indications that next week will be even nicer. Make sure you make use of the nice weather and PLEASE don’t complain too much about the warmer temperatures, I promise that it will be cold and miserable soon enough again so that everybody is happy! ;-)

On the donation front it is not looking good! The bill for June is now down to EUR 170, but we are already in the last week of June, so I URGENTLY need to find this amount and I really really need your help! If you could support the Dublin Event Guide, I am suggesting a very fair EUR 12 for the year, that’s just 23 cent per Dublin Event Guide Edition or less than 3 pints for the whole year! That’s not much if you think about how much value the Dublin Event Guide brings you every week! ;-) Higher and lower donations are also appreciated! Every Euro counts!

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

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

++++++++

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

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

And here is the second area where you can help: Without you spreading the word we would have never reached 24,000 subscribers and 75,000 Facebook Likes. Send your friends to www.dublineventguide.com where they can subscribe as well.

+++++++++++

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

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

Have an event-full weekend and week,

–Joerg

Find the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) online presence here:

Website: www.DublinEventGuide.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/DublinEventGuide
Mobile App: m.dublineventguide.com
Twitter: www.twitter.com/DublinEventG

We are more than 75,000 people on the Dublin Event Guide – Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/DublinEventGuide and are growing every week. Join in and click LIKE on the Facebook page and tell your friends! You will get last minute updates and event reminders through the Facebook Page and you can share your free events directly there with the other people in the Dublin Event Guide Community.

–Advertisement————————————

Energia

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 brings a new quote. This time it is by Oswald Theodor, a Canadian-American physician and medical researcher. He said:

Every time you fall down, pick something up. – Oswald Theodore

So don’t just pick yourself up every time you fall down, but go that one step further and pick something else up, maybe something someone else did let drop. Use the opportunity and rise above your previous level of achievement whenever something puts you back.

–Advertisement————————————

Free Delivery on all Books at the Book Depository
BOOK DEPOSITORY – BEST BOOKSELLER
Books for lowest prices, sent to you with free
worldwide delivery. And with every book you
buy, you directly help the Dublin Event Guide.
…IF you click on the link below!
www.bookdepository.com
PRETTYLITTLETHING – Fashion at Affor dable Prices
PrettyLittleThing is the place for the fashion savvy girl
to get all she needs for aff ordable prices.
Delivery is free on orders over EUR 30.
www.prettylittlething.com

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 only Austin M helped with a very very much needed donation. But we are FAR away from clearing the bill for June, despite the fact that we are entering the last week of June.

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

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

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

In the last 12 months the following wonderful people have sponsored this Dublin Event Guide:
Odhran K, Belinda B, Eimear L, Brian R, Andrew G, Marta T, Linda C, Grainne F, Rita B, Rosemary K, Mary McK, Ger O’B, Alison J, Sinead L, Lesley C, Noel N, Majella M, Mona O’R, Leigh P, Eric C, Anette K D, Aoife G, Aidan C, George K, Rita B, Thomas G, Roy C, Jutta B-S, Lorna O’C, Aisling McK, Miriam L, Fergus O’T, Julia Sch, Helen B, Susan H, Paula R, Justin M, Tony B, Ross M, Daniel L, Susan F, Joan S, Rachel McG, John F, Ann Marie S, Melanie B, Magdalena H, Leigh Ph, Mark G, Joanne M, Louise F, Kathryn H, Ornaigh G, Eamonn U, Gerard Ph, Fiona F, Gabriel K, Laura C, Aislinn T, Barry M, Joan S, Nicole W, Tara R, Denise G, Ann M, Mairin M, Daire O’C, Anne H, Anne H, Comet Records, John F, Nora O’K, David O’K, Karen+Brian F, Estelle K, Ann McP, Noelle H, Pat M, Meav Ni M, Jutta B-S, Jamie C, Leigh Ph, Irene D M, Michael D, Joan S, Melanie B, Anita W, Maria F, Moira dF, Arthur D, Catherine G, Clodagh C, Elaine K, Majella M, Ann M, Clodagh O’C, Claire R, Leigh Ph, Sarah L, Mark G, Erzsebet H, Isidro G, Karen A, Sean S, Melanie M, Zelie McG, Lindsay R, Thibaut D, Pia O, James B, Marguerite D, Shai C, Susan K, Agnieszka S-S, Alice K, Ieva B, Ruth L, Ana RT, Rita B, Sueanne O’H, Rosemary M, Darragh D, Lorraine S, Helena S, Carija I, Pat McK, Jennifer R, Sophie P-L, Jenny B, Catherine F, Stephen S, Juliana A Y, Caoimhe NiM, Damien B, Shane O’B, Melanie S, Audrey H, Catherine E, Michele McN, Susan B, Sharon K, Bill G, Malachy B, Catherine O’S, Paula R, Pamela A, Eleonora P, Thomas B, Karen K, Brendan M, Eric O’F, Gale G, Daniel LG, Mark G, Margo C, Joan S, Debbie C, Karen McG, Eric C, Irish Family Names, Tom McM, Aishling B, Ana RT, Eamonn McG, Silja P, Nicola R, Jacinta O’B, Siobhan B, Orla P, Sharon G, Isidro G, Carmel C, Roisin R, Mona R, Suzanne D, Tracey O’C, Jessica G, Barbara L, Frances D, Emmet R, Irene C, Eugene McG, Stuart N, Laurie F, Joan S, Mark C, Clodagh O’C, Grace L, Peter D, Mona O’R, Maria J, Ryan M, Sharon B, Gennadii N, Tadgh C, Niamh D, Austin M and Travel Agency “Project Travel” (www.project-travel.ie Ireland’s only Norway and Northern Lights Travel Experts), Arthur’s Pub (www.arthurspub.ie A classic Dublin old-style pub in 28 Thomas Street with a new and buzzing music venue that runs lots of events), the Speedfriending Ireland Meet-up Group (www.meetup.com/Events-Drinks-Talks-Dublin/) (Where you can meet lots of new people and make friends), Cycling Campaign (www.dublincycling.ie), www.oliviercornetgallery.com (An Art Gallery in 5 Cavendish Row), www.thepaulkanegallery.com (A great Art Gallery, on the search for a new venue), www.cfcp.ie (The Centre for Creative Practices is the the only arts centre in Ireland dedicated to connecting, integrating and promoting immigrant, experimental and emerging artists among the local arts scene and audiences).

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.

–Advertisement————————————

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 there is Cruinniú na nÓg, a culture and creativity event for kids and youths on Saturday. Then I can recommend the Stoneybatter Festival and Flavours of Fingal and Flavours of South Dublin. The People’s Art Exhibition is also something I would suggest you go to. Nice weather for a stroll along the beautiful paintings!

–Advertisement————————————


BUY FROM AMAZON VIA THIS LINK TO HELP THE DUBLIN EVENT GUIDE
Postage to Ireland is free for most orders if you buy for more than GBP 25! And with every order via this link, the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) gets a small commission: HERE It doesn’t cost you anything more, but you help the Dublin Event Guide. Use the link as often as possible!

Competitions

More competitions to come soon!

–Advertisement————————————

AppSumo is the Groupon or LivingSocial for Business Software! A Discount platform for applications that you need to run your business. Check it out at AppSumo

Dublin news

Help the Dublin Event Guide! It won’t cost you a cent!

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:

Book Depository
Amazon

And when you buy from Living Social or Groupon use these links:

Groupon
LivingSocial

Or when you buy from eBay or you want to buy holidays or clothes or anything else, check first

www.dublineventguide.com/shop

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!!!

And if you want to donate money directly, then you can do that here: www.perfectresults.info/donation.htm or www.GoFundMe.com/DublinEventGuide

Dublin Event Guide Smartphone App “Dublin For Free”

Find all details on how to use the Dublin Event Guide Smartphone web app at www.dublineventguide.com/mobile.html

*****************************************************************************

Burger Bun shortage!!

A Burger Bun shortage (and probably also a burger and sausage shortage combined with a bottled water shortage in Lidl and Aldi) is expected for this weekend and possibly next week. The weather is forecasted to reach up to around 25 degrees (if anyone promises more, DON’T believe them!! :-) ) in the second half of the week, BUT I strongly suggest that you start enjoying the warm weather right now and do NOT postpone your summer events until the second half of the week, Weather is unpredictable in Ireland (In case you didn’t know!) so the 25 degree forecast is NOT a guarantee. ;-)

Tickets to see the Pope

If Pope Francis’ visit to Ireland is something that you want to experience, then Monday is an important day. From Monday the free tickets for the mass in Phoenix Park and the Angelus prayer in Knock can be booked. The Phoenix Park mass has a capacity of 500,000 and for the event in Knock approx 45,000 tickets will be available.

The tickets will be available via the website for the World Meeting of Families: www.worldmeeting2018.ie/en/

Tickets to the World Meeting of Families (not free!!) are also available via that website, so make sure that you look for the free tickets to the mass, if that’s what you want and NOT for the tickets for the World Meeting of Families.

When you have booked, the tickets are seemingly not transferable and you need to PRINT your tickets to get in. The mass in Dublin is on 26 August at 15:00, but make no other plans for the day. You will probably have to be there hours before the start of the mass.

Help the Dublin Event Guide by buying via these links:

THANKS!!!

Summer of Heritage 2018 in Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown

Dun Laoghaire Rathdown is the leading example in the whole Greater Dublin area of top class historical events for everybody and Dublin City really could learn from them!

The Summer of Heritage programme of events is a series of more than 30 free guided tours run by the Heritage Office of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council from 25 June until 02 September. The tours are suitable for families, groups and individuals interested in local history and some of the locations/tours are The Oratory, Seapoint Martello Tower, Holy Trinity Church Kiliney, Historic Dundrum, Kill Abbey, Obelisk Stillorgan, James Joyce Tower, Historic Blackrock, The Metals, Dun Laoghaire Harbour Walk, National Maritime Museum, Dalkey Castle, Monkstown Castle.
Most tours happen a number of times during the week and the full programme can be downloaded here. (Some of the tours require pre-booking.)

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_wk26

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.

Horse Traditions in Ireland – Exhibition

19 June – 15 July

Phoenix Park Visitor Centre, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

An exhibition of horse traditions in Ireland will take place at the Phoenix Park Visitor Centre.

This exhibition will look at how horses are used in a modern context and how they are linked to the Phoenix Park, including the Garda Mounted Unit which is based in Áras an Uachtaráin, the All Ireland Polo Club which is located in the Phoenix Park and the Equitation School of the Defence Forces based in McKee Barracks.

Admission is free.

phoenixpark.ie/event/horse-traditions-in-ireland-wood-turners-piece/?instance_id=3754

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.

Saturday 23 Jun

back to top

Back to top

Car Boot Sales – Tallaght

08:00 – 12:00, Sat 23 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/

Cruinniu na nOg – Culture for kids and youths

09:00, Sat 23 Jun

Various locations in Dublin and Dun Laoghaire

“Cruinniú na nÓg”, it is a day full of nationwide events where children and young people (up to 18 years of age) are invited and encouraged to participate in culture and creativity through performances, coding, theatre, art and music workshops, readings, screenings, special events and more.

All events are free and there are approximately 93 events in the Greater Dublin area.

If you have children, check the events list on creative.ireland.ie/cruinniu/events

(The search is somewhat cumbersome, but if you do the following this might help: Click on FILTER, then select DUBLIN and after the “Age Range”. There are more filter options, but this is a good start.)

I have a included a number of events in this Dublin Event Guide through separate listings, but as you can imagine, 93 events is a little much to include all, so you better check the link to find the full list.

creative.ireland.ie/cruinniu/events

Cruinniu na nOg @ Dublin City

09:00, Sat 23 Jun

Dublin (various locations)

Dublin City has created a comprehensive, but very difficult to read, brochure for Cruinniu na nOg that lists all events.

Great idea, but entirely useless if nobody can read the content. LUCKILY you can download it also and you can find the full brochure here.

www.dublincitycouncilculturecompany.ie/cruinniu-na-nog

Dublin Pride Festival 2018 – Events

09:00, Sat 23 Jun

Various locations in Dublin and Dun Laoghaire

The Dublin Pride Festival is a one-week festival for the LGBT community and all their friends and supporters. It is a week full of events and it all culminates in the Dublin Pride Parade next Saturday (30 June).

There are too many events to list them all individually, but I will give an overview of the free events here and send you to the Dublin Pride website for more details.

On Saturday the free events are:
+ Outhouse Cookery Demonstration at 13:30
+ Shelbourne FC vs Dublin Devils FC in Tolka Park at 14:00
+ Soapbox Session (Mental Health) in Outhouse at 15:00

All event details are on the website below.

dublinpride.ie/events/

Honest2Goodness Food Market

09:30 – 16:00, Sat 23 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 23 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 23 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 – Food/Farmer’s Market

09:30 – 16:00, Sat 23 Jun

A1 Bluebell Business Centre, Old Naas Road, Dublin 12

The Green Door Market is an indoor food/Farmer’s Market that many know from when it was located at Newmarket Square. Due to the redevelopment at Newmarket Square it had to move and is now on the Old Naas Road, opposite the entrance to the Royal Liver Retail Park. At the new location they are also open on Sundays.

Opening hours are Tue-Fri 12:00-19:00, Sat 09:30-16:00 and also Sunday 11:00-17:00.

www.facebook.com/thegreendoordublin

Belgard Weekend Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 23 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

Cruinniu na nOg @ dlr Lexicon

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 23 Jun

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

dlr Lexicon will also participate in Cruinniú na nÓg. From circus skills to Bollywood dancing, yoga to LEGO, and drawing to percussion, there will be lots of evens. They will also launch this year’s Summer Stars reading challenge.

The full programme can be found on this website.

Admission is free to all events.

www.facebook.com/events/644628112568675/

Drumcondra Children’s Arts Festival

10:00 – 15:00, Sat 23 Jun

Arts and Business Campus, 40 Drumcondra Road Lower, Drumcondra, Dublin 9

Children will be invited to watch a demonstration of a variety of different dance types, musical instruments and then try out their favourites. All day long there will be a large interactive art project and the day will finish with a céilí.

Admission is free. Events will be suitable for ages 3 to 12 years.

creative.ireland.ie/cruinniu/event/drumcondra-childrens-arts-festival

Dundrum Festival 2018

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 23 Jun

Dundrum (various)

The Dundrum Festival 2018 is having its main days this Saturday and Sunday.

On Saturday the schedule is

10:00-14:00 Set Dance workshop with Padraig and Roisin McEneany, Dundrum Pastoral Centre, Main Street
10:00 Heritage Walk with John Lennon, Assemble at Barton Rd Roundabout
14:00-17:00 Face Painter and Balloon Sculptor, Dundrum Town Centre
14:00-14:30 Donoghue/Pepper School of Irish Dance, Dundrum Town Centre at Bandstand
14:30-15:00 Taney School Suzuki Group, Dundrum Town Centre at Bandstand
15:00-15:30 Julie-Rose McCormack Puppeteer, Dundrum Town Centre at Bandstand
15:30-16:00 Captain Ho-Ho, Dundrum Town Centre at Bandstand
16:00-16:30 Julie-Rose McCormack Puppeteer, Dundrum Town Centre at Bandstand
16:30-17:00 Captain Ho-Ho, Dundrum Town Centre at Bandstand

On Sunday a Street Carnival will happen in the Main Street of Dundrum, check out the separate event listing for Sunday.

Admission is free.

www.dundrumfestival.ie/

Finishathon – Finish your projects!

10:00 – 22:00, Sat 23 Jun

TOG Hackerspace, 22 Blackpitts, Dublin 8

TOG, the Dublin Hackerspace is inviting to an event to Finish your Projects! They call it Finishathon and explain:

“At TOG, we love hacking, and we have a lot of projects lying around, so we want to try to finish some of them. That’s why we are having a one-day community Hackathon and the theme is Finish a Project! Don’t worry if you have a huge project that might take longer to finish, just finish a part of it. The event is free and open to everyone to attend, if you don’t have a project you can help someone else.”

www.tog.ie/2018/06/15366_tog_hackathon_dublin/

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 23 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 23 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

Stoneybatter Festival 2018

10:00 – 23:00, Sat 23 Jun

Stoneybatter, Dublin 7

The Stoneybatter Festival will run from 22-24 June.

On Saturday over 50 free events will take place in conjunction with the Stoneybatter Festival.

The day will start with Yoga, a tour of the Criminal Court of Justice, GAA Taster Training for kids, a Composting Workshop, a tour of St. Michan’s Church & Crypt.

From 10:00-17:00 there’s a Farmer’s Market at Pender’s Lane.

And throughout the day there are numerous workshops (craft and yoga and pilates), kids events, tours, even a boxing event, Ultimate Frisbee demonstration, football, etc.

Check the website below for details of all events.

www.stoneybatterfestival.ie/schedule/day/Saturday

Temple Bar Markets

10:00 – 16:30, Sat 23 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 23 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 23 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 23 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 23 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

Birds in the City – Family Workshop

10:30 – 12:30, Sat 23 Jun

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

Birds in the City is a Family workshop with Artist in Residence Róisín de Buitléar during Stoneybatter Festival

Get involved in the local Stoneybatter Festival, discover more about city birds and join in designing and making this festival flock ready to take flight for the weekend festivities.

Admission is free, but booking is required via 01-6777444. Suitable for all ages.

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=3680

Children’s Art Workshop – Farmleigh House

10:30 – 15:30, Sat 23 Jun

Farmleigh House, Castleknock end of Phoenix Park, Dublin 15

Two Children’s Art Workshops will take place in the “Cowshed Theatre” at Farmleigh House in conjunction with the “Face to Face” exhibition.

The first one is from 10:30-11:30 for children aged 5-8 years and the second one is from 14:30-15:30 for children aged 9-12 years.

Admission is free, but places are limited. Tickets will be available on the day at the Farmleigh Gallery and will be allocated on a first come, first served’ basis. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

The workshops will focus on portraiture and will be conducted by Karen O’Connor.

farmleigh.ie/event/childrens-art-workshop/?instance_id=138

Cruinniu na nOg @ The Ark

10:30 – 16:00, Sat 23 Jun

The Ark, 11a Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Cruinniú na nÓg in The Ark will come with a number of drop-in activities. The building will be a hive of activity to inspire children (and their grown-ups) to examine the variety of plant and animal life in the city.

Activities will run from 10:30-13:30 and include:

Flower pot planting
Protein balls for birds
Make your own bird
Build a bird feeder
Make a bug motel

————-

From 10:30-16:00, “the building will also host an interactive gallery space with a display of artwork and designs produced by local children during workshop sessions with city greening experts Green Edge. These designs and ideas have been used by Green Edge to inform and inspire the design of The Arks entrance garden. This unique child led approach enables local children to create a lasting impact on their public cultural space in Temple Bar, creating a space that encourages birds and other wildlife into one of the busiest corners of the city.”

Admission is free.

ark.ie/events/view/celebrating-birds-in-the-city

Blackrock Market

11:00 – 17:30, Sat 23 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/

Cruinniu na nOg @ Hugh Lane Gallery

11:00 – 16:00, Sat 23 Jun

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

Cruinniú na nÓg at the Hugh Lane Gallery will feature drop-in artist-led workshops, special themed tours and the launch of a youth glass project.

Admission is free.

www.hughlane.ie/lectures/lectures-past/2130-crinniu-na-nog-2018

Cruinniu na nOg: The Big Dig – Bray

11:00 – 16:00, Sat 23 Jun

Bray (various locations)

On Raheen Car Park at Bray Head, the School of Irish Archaeology is doing an archaeology dig simulation for kids aged 5-12.

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

www.facebook.com/events/939978622849075/

Flavours of Fingal 2018

11:00 – 18:00, Sat 23 Jun

Newbridge House & Farm, Donabate, Co. Dublin

Flavours of Fingal is a two-day event at Newbridge House that is a combination of a food festival, family event and agricultural show.

Vintage Vehicles and a Stage with music performances and a magician are other features. In addition there will be a kids zone with bouncy castles, face painting, archaeological digs, cycle obstacle courses, kids golf and more. And there are sheepdog trials, vintage farming exhibits, a petting zoo and animal competitions.

Admission to the event is free for everyone who uses public transport or the free shuttle bus service to Swords, Balbriggan Skerries/Lusk/Rush and Donabate/Portrane. However, if you do come with your car there is a charge of EUR 20 (Online EUR 15).

flavoursoffingal.ie/

People’s Art Exhibition

11:00 – 17:00, Sat 23 Jun

St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2

Six times this year the “People’s Art 2087″ exhibition will take place. It is an art exhibition on the rails/fence of St. Stephen’s Green.

(If you want to exhibit at one of the events in the future, check the website for cost and conditions.)

Visiting the People’s Art Exhibition is free and you will be able to admire (and buy) a huge amount of great art works from the artists themselves. The event starts close to 11:00 and typically finishes around 17:00, it runs from Friday until Sunday with the main activity on Saturday and Sunday.

People’s Art Dublin is a voluntary, part time, non profit making group, brought together by Dublin City Council to promote the visual arts to the public of Dublin. A huge variety of art/paintings are displayed and if the weather is nice it is a great art-filled stroll around Stephen’s Green. Definitely recommended!

www.peoplesart.ie/

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Sat 23 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

Cruinniu na nOg @ National College of Ireland

12:00 – 15:00, Sat 23 Jun

National College of Ireland, IFSC, Mayor Street, Dublin 1

Join the Early Leaning Initiative for a Creative Play Event in the National College of Ireland. A range of activities for children aged 0-6 years including painting, drawing, play doh, sand play, small world play and Storytelling.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/476919872766881/

Ha’penny Flea Market

12:00 – 17:00, Sat 23 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/

Life at the Edges – Science Gallery Exhibition

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 23 Jun

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

The current exhibition in the Science Gallery is called “Life at the Edges” and it will run from 22 June until 30 September,

The exhibition is looking at space travel, Mars exploration and it also looks at other hostile or difficult environments like antarctica, volcanoes and living in a floating city.

Some of the most interesting exhibits are:

+ Habitat of a simluated Mars mission
+ Creating souvenirs from Lava
+ Process of creating an iron ring from grass that grew on iron polluted soil
+ Animals that travelled to space
+ A plant growing in Mars atmophere
+ A planet to be built from dead bodies

It is a fascinating exhibition, but take your time to understand the exhibits and think a little more about some of them! It is worth it!

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

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

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

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

Admission is free.

dublin.sciencegallery.com/ledges/

Pop Up Circus – Cruinniu na nOg

12:00 – 15:00, Sat 23 Jun

John Paul II Park, Ratoath Road, Cabra, Dublin 7

Join the Dublin Circus Project for a family circus skills workshop followed by a breathtaking circus cabaret.

Choose from plate spinning, hula hoop, juggling, diabolo, tight wire walking, and learn the tricks of the trade. Once you’ve mastered your chosen circus skills, families and young people are invited to suspend their disbelief and enter a world where anything is possible. During the circus cabaret performance from 14:00, enjoy acrobats, jugglers, clowns, hula hoop artists and more, this truly is the world of the circus. This hour-long cabaret will consist of five acts of incredible skill.

creative.ireland.ie/cruinniu/event/pop-circus

Pow Wow in the Park – Cruinniu na nOg

12:00 – 16:00, Sat 23 Jun

John Paul II Park, Ratoath Road, Cabra, Dublin 7

A great opportunity for 8 to 12 year olds to learn traditional drumming from around the world and traditional Native American games and sports.

Somewhere between hurling and lacrosse, Native American Stickball is the oldest sport in North America. Written records exist of it in the 17th Century. Ace Greenwood from the Chickasaw tribe in Oklahoma will visit schools in the Cabra and Finglas areas and talk to children about Native American culture and song and give them a chance to try out stickball for themselves.

In addition, The Big Bang Festival of Rhythm and Dublin Circus Project will organise some of Ireland’s top drumming workshop facilitators and circus performers to work with local schools in the run up to June 23rd, introducing children to different drumming traditions from around the world.

All are welcome to drop in! Children and young people of all ages are welcome to take part in drumming and circus activities, but please note stickball is limited to 8 to12 year old participants.

Admission is free.

creative.ireland.ie/cruinniu/event/pow-wow-park

The Bernard Shaw Art Market

12:00 – 17:00, Sat 23 Jun

The Bernard Shaw, 12 Richmond Street South, Dublin 8

The Bernard Shaw Art Market is the Bernard Shaw Market version for artists. There will be paintings and illustrations and prints etc.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/755208528203042/

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Sat 23 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/

Cruinniu na nOg @ ILAC Centre

13:00 – 15:00, Sat 23 Jun

Ilac Shopping Centre, Henry Street, Dublin 1

The ILAC Centre is running a fundraising event on Saturday for the Temple Street Children’s Hospital and from 13:00-15:00 there will be Children’s Entertainment.

From 15:4-16:45 a Ukelele Taster Session for children will happen in the Central Library.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/164014957773983/

Dublin Cruinniú: Tales na nÓg

13:00 – 15:00, Sat 23 Jun

Ballymun Library, Main Street, Ballymun

This is a storytelling workshops focusing on developing characters and story structure for children aged 6 – 10.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/2179723725589927/

Bone Stories – Archaeology Drop-in Activity

14:00 – 16:00, Sat 23 Jun

National Museum, Kildare Street (Archaeology), Dublin 2

Archaeologists can discover a lot about how people lived in the past by studying bones. At this “Bone Stories” workshop you will look at how bones are preserved in different environments and figure out which bones belong to a Bronze Age burial, a bog body and a Viking skeleton.

Admission is free. The Drop-in Activity is suitable for Families with children aged 10+

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=3658

Chester Beatty Library – Guided Tour

14:00, Sat 23 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

Dublin Cruinniú: A Playground for Bees

14:00 – 16:00, Sat 23 Jun

St. Anne’s Road Pocket Park, St. Anne’s Road, Drumcondra, Dublin 9

Led by artist and landscape architect Sophie Graefin von Matzlan, this afternoon activity at St. Annes Road Pocket Park is the final showcase event for a series of workshops guiding children in creative bio-diversity activities. Suitable for age 5 – 12.

Admission is free, the Facebook Page says though that registration is required via 085 7034201

www.facebook.com/events/808157762713286/

The Jabberwocky – Dramatisation – Cruinniu na nOg

14:15 – 16:00, Sat 23 Jun

Marino Library, Marino Mart, Dublin 3

This is a fifteen-minute dramatisation of Lewis Carroll’s The Jabberwocky and it will be performed a number of times. Presented by theatre collective Blacklight Productions.

Admission is free. Suitable for ages 5 – 18. There will be four performances: 14.15-14.30 | 14.45-15.00 | 15.15-15.30 | 15.45-16.00

creative.ireland.ie/cruinniu/event/jabberwocky

Ridiculous! – Performance

15:00 – 15:45, Sat 23 Jun

Drumcondra Library, Millmount Avenue, Drumcondra, Dublin 9

Performance of poetry and music, where children aged 8 – 12 can write their own piece of poetry afterwards and decorate the poetry tree in the library.

Admission is free. Suitable for ages 5-12.

creative.ireland.ie/cruinniu/event/ridiculous-drumcondra

North Strand Graffiti Jam – Cruinniu na nOg

17:30 – 19:00, Sat 23 Jun

Mud Island Community Garden, Clinch’s Court, North Strand, Dublin 3

Street art will come to life at the Mud Island Community Garden, with live graffiti from local artists, music, spoken word and rap.

Admission is free. All ages welcome (under 18s must be accompanied by a parent/guardian or youth worker).

creative.ireland.ie/cruinniu/event/north-strand-graffiti-jam

Unsung Youth – Cruinniu na nOg

17:30 – 20:00, Sat 23 Jun

Le Fanu Park, Cherry Orchard, Dublin 10

Two youth music groups from the Ballyfermot area will join together in a live performance to showcase the creative work they’ve collaborated on in recent months.

Come see and hear the Familibase songwriting and recording project and Kylemore College youth choir, string section and songwriters as they join forces (with a very special guest!).

Admission is free.

creative.ireland.ie/cruinniu/event/unsung-youth

Hire Love – Gig

21:00, Sat 23 Jun

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

Hire Love will play a Indie Rock gig in the Patriot’s Inn.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/PatriotsInnDublin/

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Sat 23 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/

Shy Mascot – Gig

21:00, Sat 23 Jun

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

Shy Mascot will play Jazz/HipHop in the Harbour Bar.

Admission is free.

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

The Clandestinos – Gig

22:00, Sat 23 Jun

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

The Clandestinos will play a gig from midnight, but admission is only free until 22:00.

thebowery.ie/calander/

Liers / Jack Daw – Gig

22:30, Sat 23 Jun

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Alternative grunge band Liers will play a gig in Whelan’s and they will be supported by Jack Daw.

Admission is free before 22:30

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

Slipped Disk Indie Disco

23:00, Sat 23 Jun

The Underground, 64 Dame Street, Dublin 2

The Slipped Disk Indiee Disco is back with New Wave, Madchester and Ska classics from the 70s, 80s and 90s. Expect music from The Clash, Jam, Elvis Costello, Oasis, Blur, The Beat, Specials and also The Undertones, The Blades and The Stunning.

The Deck Doc will be your guide and you should bring your dancing shoes.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100009114901651

The Rattling Kind – Gig

23:00, Sat 23 Jun

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

The Rattling Kind are a Urban Folk Band and they will play a gig in the Grand Social on Saturday.

Admission is free.

www.thegrandsocial.ie/event/the-rattling-kind-3/

Rock Tribunal – Gig

23:30, Sat 23 Jun

Porterhouse Temple Bar, 16-18 Parliament Street, Dublin 2

Rock Tribunal will play a gig in the Porterhouse in Temple Bar.

Admission is free.

www.theporterhouse.ie/bars-dublin-temple.php

Sunday 24 Jun

back to top

Back to top

Car Boot Sales – Ballymun

08:00 – 13:00, Sun 24 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

Dublin Pride Festival 2018 – Events

09:00, Sun 24 Jun

Various locations in Dublin and Dun Laoghaire

The Dublin Pride Festival is a one-week festival for the LGBT community and all their friends and supporters. It is a week full of events and it all culminates in the Dublin Pride Parade next Saturday (30 June).

There are too many events to list them all individually, but I will give an overview of the free events here and send you to the Dublin Pride website for more details.

On Sunday the free events are:
+ LGBT History Talk in Outhouse at 15:00
+ Dublin Pride Queer Walking Tour at 15:30

All event details are on the website below.

dublinpride.ie/events/

Outdoors Yoga

09:30, Sun 24 Jun

Round Tower Clondalkin, 15 Tower Road, Clondalkin, Dublin 22

Join Anna Teague from Lucan Yoga Studio on Sunday for a morning of outdoor yoga.

Anna has been practicing yoga for 22 years and is teaching since 2006. She teaches a variety of classes from Yoga Therapy, to Intermediate level and specializes in Special Needs Yoga. People with intellectual or physical disabilities are all welcome.

Admission is free, but donation for Pieta House are welcome.

www.facebook.com/events/1039015602912335/

Belgard Weekend Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 24 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

Dundrum Festival 2018

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 24 Jun

Dundrum (various)

The Dundrum Festival 2018 is having its main days this Saturday and Sunday.

On Sunday the Main Street in Dundrum will be closed and a Street Carnival with all these events will happen:

On the stage in Main Street:
14:00-14:30 “Ludford Breeze” Ballad Group, On Stage in Main Street
14:30-15:00 Doherty-Kendrick Academy of Irish Dance
15:00-15:30 Taney School Suzuki Group
15:30-16:00 “Cool Kids Competition
16:00-17:00 Opera performance of Hansel and Gretel

And in the Main Street there will be
14:00-17:00 Carnival Stalls providing fun for all ages with Inflatables: Tree House, Carousel. Junior Assault, Thomas the Tank,
Big Baller, Princess Slide and Frozen Combi.
Climbing Wall
Punch and Judy and Captain Ho-Ho for children 9 to 90
Face Painter, Dr Brain and his robot Banaba Bot
Monster Mural painting. “relax with painting by numbers”
Dublin Folk Set Dancers
A variety of Street Stalls
Woolly Farm a display of farm animals

Admission is free.

www.dundrumfestival.ie/

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 24 Jun

Jamestown Market, 90 Jamestown Road, Inchicore, Dublin 8

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

www.jamestownmarket.com

Magazine Fort – Guided Tour

10:00, Sun 24 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 24 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 24 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/

Stoneybatter Festival 2018

10:00 – 23:00, Sun 24 Jun

Stoneybatter, Dublin 7

The Stoneybatter Festival will run from 22-24 June.

On Sunday over 40 events will take place.

The Farmer’s Market will run for another day at Pender’s Lane from 10:00-17:00 and there will be a treasure trail. More tours will take place, a pipe band will play, a soccer tournament will happen, Zumba on the Street, Children’s Entertainment, Jazz music, the Garda band, a Ceili, Science workshops, a Tea party, Trad music and lots more will be part of the festival. At 14:00 the neighbour from Aras an Uachtarain, Michael D. Higgins, will pop over to show his face.

It is a VERY busy festival with a huge amount of diversity. Great to see that community’s come together to create such great events! Nearly all events are free.

Check the website below for details of all events.

www.stoneybatterfestival.ie/schedule/day/Sunday

Art, Bites, Crafts – Drumcondra Market

10:30 – 15:30, Sun 24 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

Crumlin & Walkinstown Dog Show

11:00 – 13:00, Sun 24 Jun

Walkinstown Green, Walkinstown, Dublin 12

A Dog Show for dogs from Crumlin & Walkinstown will take place on Sunday. Registration is from 09:30, the event will start at 11:00.

Admission is free, it seems.

www.facebook.com/crumlinpage/photos/2003599956337316

Dun Laoghaire Market

11:00 – 16:00, Sun 24 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

Dundrum Safari – Kids’ events

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 24 Jun

Dundrum Town Centre, Dundrum, Co. Dublin

Dundrum Town Centre is running a children’s’ event with Balloon artists, face painting, kids tattoos, dancing and games as part of their summer programme “Dundrum Safari”.

Admission is free.

www.dundrum.ie/safari

Flavours of Fingal 2018

11:00 – 18:00, Sun 24 Jun

Newbridge House & Farm, Donabate, Co. Dublin

Flavours of Fingal is a two-day event at Newbridge House that is a combination of a food festival, family event and agricultural show.

Vintage Vehicles and a Stage with music performances and a magician are other features. In addition there will be a kids zone with bouncy castles, face painting, archaeological digs, cycle obstacle courses, kids golf and more. And there are sheepdog trials, vintage farming exhibits, a petting zoo and animal competitions.

Admission to the event is free for everyone who uses public transport or the free shuttle bus service to Swords, Balbriggan Skerries/Lusk/Rush and Donabate/Portrane. However, if you do come with your car there is a charge of EUR 20 (Online EUR 15).

flavoursoffingal.ie/

Flavours of South Dublin 2018

11:00 – 18:00, Sun 24 Jun

Rathfarnham Castle, Rathfarnham Road, Dublin 14

“Flavours of South Dublin” is a family-friendly Food Festival in Rathfarnham Castle. It showcases the very best cuisine from South Dublin and highlights the diversity and vibrancy of the food culture in the county.

Restaurants and eateries will be present, culture and crafts will feature and all different communities living in South Dublin will celebrate together through food and cultural entertainment.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/199268590803979/

Forgotten Voices – Walking Tour

11:00 – 13:00, Sun 24 Jun

Four Courts, Inns Quay, Dublin 7

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

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

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

www.facebook.com/Tennements/

Jazz + Bluegrass for Brunch on Sundays

11:00 – 16:30, Sun 24 Jun

Kilkenny Shop, Nassau Street, Dublin 2

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

Admission is free.

www.kilkennyshop.com/restaurant-jazzsundays

Palestrina Choir

11:00, Sun 24 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

People’s Art Exhibition

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 24 Jun

St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2

Six times this year the “People’s Art 2087″ exhibition will take place. It is an art exhibition on the rails/fence of St. Stephen’s Green.

(If you want to exhibit at one of the events in the future, check the website for cost and conditions.)

Visiting the People’s Art Exhibition is free and you will be able to admire (and buy) a huge amount of great art works from the artists themselves. The event starts close to 11:00 and typically finishes around 17:00, it runs from Friday until Sunday with the main activity on Saturday and Sunday.

People’s Art Dublin is a voluntary, part time, non profit making group, brought together by Dublin City Council to promote the visual arts to the public of Dublin. A huge variety of art/paintings are displayed and if the weather is nice it is a great art-filled stroll around Stephen’s Green. Definitely recommended!

www.peoplesart.ie/

The Green Door Market – Food/Farmer’s Market

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 24 Jun

A1 Bluebell Business Centre, Old Naas Road, Dublin 12

The Green Door Market is an indoor food/Farmer’s Market that many know from when it was located at Newmarket Square. Due to the redevelopment at Newmarket Square it had to move and is now on the Old Naas Road, opposite the entrance to the Royal Liver Retail Park. At the new location they are also open on Sundays.

Opening hours are Tue-Fri 12:00-19:00, Sat 09:30-16:00 and also Sunday 11:00-17:00.

www.facebook.com/thegreendoordublin

Drop-in family session: Harry Clarke’s Stained Glass

11:30 – 13:30, Sun 24 Jun

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

The Drop-in family workshop entitled “Harry Clarke’s Stained Glass” will take place on Sunday in the “Maples and Calder Creative Space”. Join Edel Campbell for a hands-on workshop that will take inspiration from the stained glass works of Harry Clarke in the gallery’s collection. Children and their parents/guardians/carers are encouraged to work together on creative projects.

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

Admission is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/drop-family-workshop-harry-clarkes-stained-glass

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Sun 24 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 24 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/

Family Fun Day – Walkinstown

12:00 – 16:00, Sun 24 Jun

Walkinstown Green, Walkinstown, Dublin 12

A Family Fun Day with Sports, Music, Clowns, Face Painting and Dog Show will happen at Walkinstown Green on Sunday.

Admission is free. There will be a parade from Walkinstown Library to the Green at 12:00

www.facebook.com/crumlinpage/photos/2003599693004009/

Guided Walks – Botanic Gardens

12:00 – 15:30, Sun 24 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

Life at the Edges – Science Gallery Exhibition

12:00 – 18:00, Sun 24 Jun

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

The current exhibition in the Science Gallery is called “Life at the Edges” and it will run from 22 June until 30 September,

The exhibition is looking at space travel, Mars exploration and it also looks at other hostile or difficult environments like antarctica, volcanoes and living in a floating city.

Some of the most interesting exhibits are:

+ Habitat of a simluated Mars mission
+ Creating souvenirs from Lava
+ Process of creating an iron ring from grass that grew on iron polluted soil
+ Animals that travelled to space
+ A plant growing in Mars atmophere
+ A planet to be built from dead bodies

It is a fascinating exhibition, but take your time to understand the exhibits and think a little more about some of them! It is worth it!

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

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

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

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

Admission is free.

dublin.sciencegallery.com/ledges/

Sunday at Noon – Classical Concerts

12:00 – 13:00, Sun 24 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 Paul McNamara (tenor), accompanied by Philip Mayers (piano). They will perform songs by Engelbert Humperdinck, Felix Mottl, Richard Strauss, Arturo Toscanini and Paul Hindemith. There is also a strong Irish connection with songs by CV Stanford and Hamilton Harty.

www.hughlane.ie/past-sunday-concerts/2181-sundaysnoon-paul-mcnamara

Family Tour – National Gallery

12:30 – 13:15, Sun 24 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-7

Drop-In Drawing Session – Chester Beatty Library

13:00, Sun 24 Jun

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

At this Drop in Drawing Session, learn drawing techniques, including line drawing, shading perspective and decoration.

Admission is free. Suitable for ages 13+. Materials are provided but feel free to bring your own sketchbook; dry materials only.

cbl.ticketsolve.com/shows/1173587959

Dublin Sketchers – Sunday Meet-up

14:00, Sun 24 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 24 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

Pollination Plan – Talk & Walk

14:00, Sun 24 Jun

Phoenix Park Visitor Centre, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

The monthly lecture “Pollination Plan” will complemented with a walk recording the many different species of
bumblebee found within the park.

Admission is free. The programme brochure can be found here.

Stella Bass Jazz Trio

14:00 – 16:00, Sun 24 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

Chester Beatty Library – Guided Tour

15:00, Sun 24 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

Eileen Gray – Tour

15:00, Sun 24 Jun

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

This is a public tour (including ISL interpretation) of the Eileen Gray gallery, exploring one of the most influential designers and architects of the 20th century.

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

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=3685

Museum Tour – National Print Museum

15:00 – 16:30, Sun 24 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 24 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/2072-sunday-sketching-gestures-and-expressions

Bal Folk – European Folk Dance Session

16:00 – 19:00, Sun 24 Jun

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

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

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

The event takes place every Sunday in the Cobblestone Pub.

www.facebook.com/events/229961394272656/

The High Leeson – Bluegrass Gig

18:00, Sun 24 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 24 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 24 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

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 00:00, Sun 24 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

Dave Tamkin – Gig

21:00, Sun 24 Jun

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

Dave Tamkin will play Acoustic Rock in the Harbour Bar.

Admission is free.

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

Monday 25 Jun

back to top

Back to top

Dublin Pride Festival 2018 – Events

09:00, Mon 25 Jun

Various locations in Dublin and Dun Laoghaire

The Dublin Pride Festival is a one-week festival for the LGBT community and all their friends and supporters. It is a week full of events and it all culminates in the Dublin Pride Parade next Saturday (30 June).

There are too many events to list them all individually, but I will give an overview of the free events here and send you to the Dublin Pride website for more details.

On Monday the free events are:
+ Legal Advise Clinic in Outhouse at 19:00

All event details are on the website below.

dublinpride.ie/events/

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Mon 25 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 25 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/

Low priced books with free delivery!

13:00, Mon 25 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!

Song Cycle – Singer/Songwriter Showcase

20:00, Mon 25 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 25 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 25 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 25 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 25 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 25 Jun

Leeson Lounge, 148 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4

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

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1263403160429504/

Trad Sessions

21:00 – 23:30, Mon 25 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 25 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 26 Jun

back to top

Back to top

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Tue 26 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

Man Writing & Woman Reading a Letter – Pop-up Art Talk

13:15 – 13:45, Tue 26 Jun

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

Join Emeir Stanley for a pop-up talk about Gabriel Metsu’s paintings “Man Writing a Letter” and “Woman Reading a Letter”.

Meet in front of the paintings in Room 38 in the Milltown Wing.

Admission is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/metsus-man-writing-letter-and-woman-reading-letter

Life & Inventions of Hedy Lamarr – Show

18:00 – 20:00, Tue 26 Jun

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

WITS Women in Technology and Science are inviting to Heather Massie’s show “Hedy! The Life & Inventions of Hedy Lamarr”.

Hedy Lamarr, glamorous siren of the silver screen, was more than the most beautiful woman in the world. She invented Frequency Hopping and Spread Spectrum Technology that make the world of wireless communication tick. From Austria to Hollywood, WWII, torpedoes, ecstasy, and intrigue to the very cell phone in your pocket, she was there!

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

dublin.sciencegallery.com/events/2018/06/hedylifeinventionshedylamarr

French Film Screening: Le Choix de Théo

18:30, Tue 26 Jun

Alliance Francaise, 1 Kildare Street, Dublin 2

Teh French film “Le Choix de Theo” will be screened. It tells the story of the French language in Louisiana and shows how state government has used education to save their heritage language.

The screening will be followed by a talk with French director Mikaël Espinasse who lived in Lafayette, the heart of Cajun French Louisiana.

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

afdublin.extranet-aec.com/events/detail/340

The Dublin Language Exchange – Meetup

19:00, Tue 26 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/

The Evolution of Money – Talk

19:00, Tue 26 Jun

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

Jeremy Kenny will talk about “The Evolution of Money” and will introduce DasCoin, a new cryptocurrency.

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

www.eventbrite.ie/e/the-evolution-of-money-tickets-46942290655

Building Healthier Habits – Mayor’s Initiative – South Dublin

19:30, Tue 26 Jun

Green Isle Hotel, Naas Rd, Newlands Cross, Co. Dublin

Mayor of South Dublin County Council Paul Gogarty and speaker Liz Costigan Fleury will explore what it takes to stay focused on your own personal health goals.

Unfortunately I couldn’t find a clear statement that says if this event is free or not, but I would hope/expect that it is free.

www.facebook.com/events/205582676744396/

Camden Comedy

20:00 – 22:30, Tue 26 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 26 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 26 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 26 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 26 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 26 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 26 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 26 Jun

Woolshed Bar & Grill, Parnell Street, Dublin 1

Every Tuesday, a pub quiz is taking place in the Woolshed.

Admission is free. Max team size is 6 people.

www.woolshedbaa.com

Wednesday 27 Jun

back to top

Back to top

Dublin Pride Festival 2018 – Events

09:00, Wed 27 Jun

Various locations in Dublin and Dun Laoghaire

The Dublin Pride Festival is a one-week festival for the LGBT community and all their friends and supporters. It is a week full of events and it all culminates in the Dublin Pride Parade next Saturday (30 June).

There are too many events to list them all individually, but I will give an overview of the free events here and send you to the Dublin Pride website for more details.

On Wednesday the free events are:
+ Girls’ Night in Pride Speed Friending in Outhouse at 19:00
+ Pole Show – Pride Special in The George at 23:00

All event details are on the website below.

dublinpride.ie/events/

Drawing Group for Adults – Rua Red

11:00, Wed 27 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

Mammals of the Phoenix Park – Talk & Walk

11:00 – 12:30, Wed 27 Jun

Phoenix Park Visitor Centre, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

A Walk & Talk event in Phoenix Park is entitled “Mammals of the Phoenix Park”. On that walking tour you will look at habitats of the mammals in the Park.

Admission is free.

The events brochure is here.

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Wed 27 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 27 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/

Photo Detectives – Guided tour

13:00, Wed 27 Jun

National Photographic Archive, Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

At this 30 minute lunchtime tour “Photo Detectives” in the Photographic Archive, Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, delve into this exhibition that celebrates the work and play of the lively, online community who investigate our photographs on Flickr. Who are the Photo Detectives? What do they find out? How does it all work?

Join Seán Mulligan, one of the Flickr experts for this tour as he reveals the stories behind the images.

Admission is free.

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

Support the Dublin Event Guide – Buy your books here!

13:00, Wed 27 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!

Irish National War Memorial Gardens – Guided Tour

14:00, Wed 27 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/

Manchester Uni Symphony Orchestra & Chamber Choir – Concert

19:00, Wed 27 Jun

St. Andrew’s Church, Westland Row, Dublin 2

The Manchester University Symphony Orchestra & Chamber Choir will perform Beethoven Symphony No. 9 and Tarik O’Reagan’s Triptych at this concert.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/192478188141066/

The Return of the Kings – Candlelit Storytelling

19:00 – 22:00, Wed 27 Jun

Stag’s Head, Dame Lane, Dublin 2

The Candlelit Storytellers will be in the Stag’s Head telling ancient tales about the High Kings. They are tales of the harsh lessons a king must learn if he would put his own needs before those of his people; tales of the wisdom and wonder that must be won before the land can truly prosper; tales of the high price of kingship, and the great reward a true king can win for all.

Admission is free, but the event is a fundraiser, so your donations are appreciated.

www.facebook.com/events/662527417417444/

Dwarf Jar Wednesday Jazz

19:30 – 22:00, Wed 27 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/

Life Memos – Theater Performance

19:30, Wed 27 Jun

Mill Theatre, Dundrum Town Centre, Dundrum, Dublin 14

Life Memos is a performance in the Mill Theater by the Mellowing Stars, a theater group that is “experienced in life, but new to theatre-making”. Memories are brought to life through story, image and movement.

The performance is part of Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown’s public art programme and admission is free, but tickets are required.

To book your free tickets contact the Mill Theatre Box Office via 01 296 9340 or book online via the link below.

www.milltheatre.ie/events/life-memos-2/

Jesters Open Mic Comedy Night

19:45 – 22:00, Wed 27 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 27 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 27 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/

Anseo Comedy Club

20:30, Wed 27 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 27 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 27 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/

Inn Jokes – Comedy Club

21:00, Wed 27 Jun

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

The next Inn Jokes Comedy night, organised by comedian Colm O’Regan, will be on Wednesday. No idea yet about the line-up, but it might be on the website before the event!

Admission is free, but donations are appreciated.

innjokes.com/

Los Paradiso – Gig

21:00, Wed 27 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 27 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 27 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).

The Luna Boys – Gig

22:00, Wed 27 Jun

Porterhouse Temple Bar, 16-18 Parliament Street, Dublin 2

The Luna Boys are in the Porterhouse for a gig.

Admission is free.

www.theporterhouse.ie/bars-dublin-temple.php

Thursday 28 Jun

back to top

Back to top

Dublin Pride Festival 2018 – Events

09:00, Thu 28 Jun

Various locations in Dublin and Dun Laoghaire

The Dublin Pride Festival is a one-week festival for the LGBT community and all their friends and supporters. It is a week full of events and it all culminates in the Dublin Pride Parade next Saturday (30 June).

There are too many events to list them all individually, but I will give an overview of the free events here and send you to the Dublin Pride website for more details.

On Thursday the free events are:
+ Wellness and Mental Health Workshop in The Wisdom Centre at 09:30
+ Dublin Pride Yearly Debate in Outhouse at 18:30
+ Karaoke Session in Street 66 at 20:00
+ Pride Geili in Pantibar at 21:00
+ Thursy Thursday Antics with Davina Devine in the George at 23:00

All event details are on the website below.

dublinpride.ie/events/

AkiDwA Open Day

10:00 – 15:00, Thu 28 Jun

Community Hall, Killarney Court, Buckingham Street, Dublin 1

Akina Dada wa Africa-AkiDwA (Swahili for sisterhood) is a national network of migrant women living in Ireland. They will have an Open Day on Thursday with Music, Food, Drama, Fashion Show and more.

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

www.eventbrite.ie/e/akidwa-embracing-diversity-and-inclusion-festival-tickets-46146419182

Grangegorman Military Cemetery – Tour

11:00, Thu 28 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 28 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

Ukulele Taster Class

12:30 – 14:15, Thu 28 Jun

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

A Ukulele Taster Day for Adults and Young Adults will take place 12:30-13:!5 and from 13:30-14:15. Come along and try out the ukulele and learn to play a song together. No previous music or ukulele experience necessary.

Admission is free, but booking is required via 01-873 4333

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

Temple Bar Craft Market

14:00 – 20:00, Thu 28 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/

LGBTQ+-themed National Gallery Tour

17:30 – 18:30, Thu 28 Jun

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

Art historian Kate Drinane will show you a new perspective of the National Gallery. Spend one hour exploring the history of gender and seksual identity (Note: Spam Filter-sensitive spelling) through a selection of works from the collection that are connected to the LGBTQ community.

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

The tour will take place on
+ Thu 28 June at 17:30
+ Fri 29 June at 12:30
+ Fri 29 June at 16:30

www.nationalgallery.ie/lgbtq-themed-tour

Jazz Club at Sweetman’s – Gig

18:00 – 20:00, Thu 28 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 28 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/

Spanish Film Screening: La caja 507

18:00, Thu 28 Jun

Instituto Cervantes, Lincoln House, Lincoln Place (near National Gallery), Dublin 2

The film “La caja 507” will be screened in Spanish with English subtitles.

Admission is free.

cultura.cervantes.es/dublin/en/Box%20507/118080

Evening Tour – National Gallery

18:30 – 19:15, Thu 28 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-29

In Conversation: The Legacy of Maeve Brennan

18:30 – 19:30, Thu 28 Jun

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

“In Conversation: The Legacy of Maeve Brennan” is an event in the Lecture Theatre of the National Gallery. The event is focused on Maeve Brennan and will feature Sinéad Gleeson, Aoife Barry and Angela Bourke.

“The Long Gaze Back: An Anthology of Irish Women Writers” edited by Sinéad Gleeson and the “Dublin: One City One Book” selection of 2018, includes the work of Maeve Brennan, the New York-based Irish writer whose work was neglected for many years.

Admission is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/conversation-legacy-maeve-brennan

Where is this Ballyfermot anyway – Talk

18:30, Thu 28 Jun

Ballyfermot Library, Ballyfermot Road, Dublin 10

The talk “A Surburb is Planned: Where is this Ballyfermot anyway” by Historian Cathy Scuffil will take place in Ballyfermot Library.

Admission is free.

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

New to Dublin? Dublin Expats Meeting

19:00, Thu 28 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

Thursday Night Board Gaming

19:00, Thu 28 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/

Virtual Technology Club for Blind People

19:00, Thu 28 Jun

Online

The National Council For The Blind Of Ireland next Virtual Technology Club meeting will take place on Thursday. It is an online meeting, not a physical one and to access the meeting use the link here: zoom.us/j/749549150

The topic will be online security and Martin O’Sullivan (Cyber Security Specialist) will speak at the meeting. Martin will discuss some of the methods and tools used by both attackers and defenders of cyber security systems. There will be a Q&A after the talk.

An alternative to the access link above is this: Dial into the meeting using a traditional land line or mobile telephone via 01 6917488. When prompted for a meeting ID enter 749549150.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/ncbisightloss

Crystal Skull Sessions – Band Competition

20:00, Thu 28 Jun

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

The Crystal Skull Sessions is a band competition in Sin É. A variety of acts perform at each heat and are randomly selected from an ancient skull who determines their faith.

Admission is free.

sin-e.ie/events/the-crystal-skull-sessions-2/

Bicurious – Gig

21:00, Thu 28 Jun

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

Bicurious will play a gig with heavy instrumental rock in the Harbour Bar in Bray.

Admission is free.

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

Singer Songwriter Night – Mother Reilly’s

21:00, Thu 28 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 28 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 28 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 28 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 28 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 28 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 28 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-4/

Friday 29 Jun

back to top

Back to top

Dublin Pride Festival 2018 – Events

09:00, Fri 29 Jun

Various locations in Dublin and Dun Laoghaire

The Dublin Pride Festival is a one-week festival for the LGBT community and all their friends and supporters. It is a week full of events and it all culminates in the Dublin Pride Parade next Saturday (30 June).

There are too many events to list them all individually, but I will give an overview of the free events here and send you to the Dublin Pride website for more details.

On Friday the free events are:
+ Pride AA meeting in Outhouse at 20:00
+ Pop Tunes at Pantibar at 21:00
+ Dublin Bear Pride at 21:00 in Nealon’s Bar
+ Pride 666 Drag Disco in Street 66 at 21:00
+ Glitterbomb in The George (Free before 22:30)

All event details are on the website below.

dublinpride.ie/events/

Return of the Giant Killer Centipede – Talk

10:00, Fri 29 Jun

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

The talk “Return of the Giant Killer Centipede: The conservation of the Tawara Toda handscrolls” with Andrew Thomson and Sydney Thomson, The Restorient Studio, Leiden will take place.

Unfortunately though a time is not mentioned on the Chester Beatty Library at the time of writing this. So you should either check closer to the date OR call the CBL to find out when the talk will start.

Admission is free.

cbl.ticketsolve.com/shows/1173587960

The Story of the Capital – Exhibition in Dublin City Hall

10:00 – 17:15, Fri 29 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

Culture Club: Irish Country Furniture

11:30 – 13:00, Fri 29 Jun

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

The Culture Club (in collaboration with Dublin City Council), invites members to explore and enjoy the collections at Collins Barracks through a series of specially arranged guided tours and activities followed by ’Tea & Chat’.

June’s Culture Club will be a tour of Irish Country Furniture with Museum curator Rosa Meehan.

Admission is free, but booking is reuqired via 01-6777444.

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=3643

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Fri 29 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

LGBTQ+-themed National Gallery Tour

12:30 – 13:30, Fri 29 Jun

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

Art historian Kate Drinane will show you a new perspective of the National Gallery. Spend one hour exploring the history of gender and seksual identity (Note: Spam Filter-sensitive spelling) through a selection of works from the collection that are connected to the LGBTQ community.

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

The tour will take place on
+ Thu 28 June at 17:30
+ Fri 29 June at 12:30
+ Fri 29 June at 16:30

www.nationalgallery.ie/lgbtq-themed-tour-0

Finding Power – Pop-up Art Talk

13:15 – 13:45, Fri 29 Jun

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

A Pop-up talk takes place in the gallery’s courtyard in front of the installation “Finding Power” by Joe Caslin. Artist Joe Caslin himself will discuss his monumental installation.

Admission is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/finding-power-0

Arbour Hill Cemetery Tour

14:00, Fri 29 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/

LGBTQ+-themed National Gallery Tour

16:30 – 17:30, Fri 29 Jun

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

Art historian Kate Drinane will show you a new perspective of the National Gallery. Spend one hour exploring the history of gender and seksual identity (Note: Spam Filter-sensitive spelling) through a selection of works from the collection that are connected to the LGBTQ community.

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

The tour will take place on
+ Thu 28 June at 17:30
+ Fri 29 June at 12:30
+ Fri 29 June at 16:30

www.nationalgallery.ie/lgbtq-themed-tour-1

Cornucopia – Live Music

19:30 – 21:30, Fri 29 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

David Kitt – Wellington Weekender – Gigs

20:00, Fri 29 Jun

Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

The Wellington Weekender in the Workman’s Club on 29+30 June + 01 July will start with a gig by David Kitt on Friday. He will be supported by Cian Nugent.

Admission is free.

theworkmansclub.com/events/david-kitt/

Level Heads – Gig

21:00, Fri 29 Jun

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

The Level Heads will play a gig in the Harbour Bar.

Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/level-heads2

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Fri 29 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/

Square Pegs – Blues Gig

21:00, Fri 29 Jun

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

The Square Pegs will be in the Patriot’s Inn to play their Blues at this gig.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/PatriotsInnDublin/

The Deep Funk Project – Gig

21:00, Fri 29 Jun

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

Funk 5-piece Deep Funk Project will play a gig in Sin E.

Admission is free.

sin-e.ie/events/thee-deep-funk-project/

Slow Riot – Gig

22:30, Fri 29 Jun

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Post-punk quartet Slow Riot will be in Whelan’s to play a gig.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/162874874563875/

Events Coming Up

Dublin Mountains Partnership – Guided Walks

04+09+10+23 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 or on www.facebook.com/pg/dmpvr/events/

The walks in June will happen on 04+09+10+23 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:

Dublin Pride Festival 21-30 June

–Advertisement————————————

Free Delivery on all Books at the Book Depository

BOOK DEPOSITORY – BETTER THAN ANYBODY ELSE
Books for lowest prices, sent to you with free worldwide delivery within 48 hours. And with every book you buy, you directly help the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) … if you click on the link below! www.bookdepository.com

This is odd

Please note: This section contains observations taken from the world I live in that strike me as odd. I express my personal opinion and you might not share it. ;-) If you are easily offended by opinions that are not identical with your own, please don’t read this section and I am VERY serious about that!

Less obesity but lots more strokes and dementia!? Thanks, Leo!

So, our wonderful politicians, led by former doctor and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar decided that they have to protect us from ourselves and force us to be healthier by introducing the Sugar Tax (correctly: Sugar Sweetened Drinks Tax). The Irish Heart Foundation and the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland also supported the tax and claimed it will be a significant step in the fight against obesity.

The goal is to move people away from drinks that contain sugar and while there is the alternative of just drinking water, the probability is HUGE that people will move to diet drinks if they want to avoid paying the significant surcharge on drinks that contain sugar. Drinks containing between five and eight grams of sugar have experienced a price increase of 20 cent per litre and drinks with more than eight grams of sugar per 100 ml cost now even 30 cent more per litre.

All this to FORCE us to be healthier!

But did Leo Varadkar, the Irish Heart Foundation and the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland really do their homework? Does avoiding sugar definitely make us healthier?

Interestingly there is a study that was published by the American Heart Foundation in April 2017, that indicates that our politicians and the two health-sector organisations mentioned above, probably did something really really bad to the people in Ireland!

The study looked at 2888 people for stroke and 1484 people for dementia and checked if sugar-sweetened and artificially sweetened drink consumption had any impact on the risk of suffering a stroke or getting dementia.

And they found that artificially sweetened soft drink consumption was associated with a higher risk of stroke and dementia, while sugar-sweetened beverages were not associated with stroke or dementia!! :-O

So if thanks to Leo and his boys you moved from sugar sweetened drinks to artificially sweetened drinks to save some money, you might not die of obesity, but you are much more likely to die of or at least suffer of a stroke OR lose your mind!

In other words: Adults who had one or more diet drinks a day were 2.9 times more likely to develop dementia and 3 times more at risk of suffering a stroke compared to people who didn’t drink diet drinks. And drinking diet drinks is far worse than drinking drinks sweetened with sugar.

Great job, Leo!! Thanks! :-S

–Advertisement————————————

Have an event-full weekend and week,

–Joerg

dublineventguide@gmail.com | www.dublineventguide.com | www.facebook.com/DublinEventGuide | m.dublineventguide.com

For much needed donations please go to www.perfectresults.info/donation.htm
or www.paypal.me/DublinEventGuide
or www.gofundme.com/DublinEventGuide

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
You are receiving this newsletter because you have subscribed to it!!

If you don’t want to receive this mail anymore, just click on the link at the bottom of this mail. It would help me if you told me in an e-mail why you decided to unsubscribe, but that is not a “Must”. If you only want to stop receiving the newsletter temporarily, you can – if you wish – discuss this with me by e-mail so that we find a solution that makes sense to you. If you unsubscribe using the link at the bottom of the mail and there is a chance that you – at some stage – want to re-subscribe, please make sure that you keep a mail with the “unsubscribe link” because I will not be able to add you anymore to the list once you have unsubscribed using this link. The only way you can re-subscribe is to follow that specific link and change the settings yourself.
This Event Guide (the “Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events)”) is an Event Guide with a difference. It covers mostly free events based on the thinking that free events deserve additional support and that non-free events have the money to pay for advertisement. The Guide is a _Guide_ and not just a listing and is therefore at times quite extensive. It is sent for free to anybody who is interested and if you want to be added to the mailing list or know somebody who would like to receive this guide, just send them to www.dublineventguide.com, where they can subscribe. If you have feedback – good or bad – PLEASE tell me via dublineventguide@gmail.com.
BTW: I am not paid or otherwise rewarded for compiling and distributing this Event Guide it is purely a hobby so your donations are needed: www.perfectresults.info/donation.htm . Advertisement in or sponsorship of the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) is possible and very welcome, please contact me for more information.
Please note: The Dublin Event Guide (for Free Event) is not related or connected to the long gone fortnightly printed publication “the event guide” that you found until December 2008 in pubs and other venues.
Copyright 2018 by Joerg Steegmueller.
***********************************************

This entry (Permalink) was posted on Saturday, June 23rd, 2018 at 11:01 and is filed under General. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

Comments are closed.