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Dublin Event Guide 577: City Spectacular 2018, Bernard Shaw Flea Market, Teddy Bears Picnic, Life at the Edges

DEG Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events)

No. 577 | 06 July 2018

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Hi all!

This is my preferred weekend of the year as far as events in Dublin are concerned. The City Spectacular is taking place this weekend and it means that I will watch Street Performance for hours and hours. I LOVE it! :-) Merrion Square is the place to be! Will I see you there?
Yes, I even managed to send this Dublin Event Guide a good bit earlier! :-O I worked hard and I hope it will help you! :-)

On the donation front it is still very serious! The bill for June is still not paid and the July bill has been added. So the outstanding amount is – after last week’s donations – still at EUR 320. :-( It was never that bad before. :-O I URGENTLY need to find money 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 just about 2 pints for 52 (!) editions of the Dublin Event Guide! That’s not much if you think about how much value the Dublin Event Guide brings you every week! Higher and lower donations are also appreciated! Every Euro counts!

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

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

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

Have an event-full weekend and week,

–Joerg

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Feel good slot

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Support

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

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

Last week Eric C, Gerard B, Gareth G, Aine G, Lisa B and Rita B were so great to help with a very very much needed donation. BIG Thanks! But we are so far away from clearing the bill for June and July that I need a lot more help. The exact amount is listed in the Opening Message/Intro in this Dublin Event Guide. :-O

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

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

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EnergiaThe main sponsor is Energia and their support is hugely appreciated! Energia provides cost efficient electricity and gas to Irish homes and businesses. The company is committed to developing renewable energy sources in Ireland and over 25% of the country’s wind power is supplied through Energia. Energia‘s power plants in North Dublin are capable of providing enough energy to power 1.2 million homes.

All events listed in this Event Guide are free of any admission charges (or at least appear to be free) unless otherwise stated. I try to find confirmation in all cases and do my best to double-check the information. However errors can happen and therefore no guarantee for correctness can be given.

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Joergs Picks

This section is intended to provide some help in picking and choosing from the huge number of events by sharing with you what I will/might or would do. This is not a “best of…” list and if an event is not listed here, it by no means implies that the event is not interesting. Instead my “picks” are just based on my personal preferences. All events mentioned here are described in detail further down.

Laya Healthcare City Spectacular!!! I don’t need to say more! :-)

Mind you, there ARE a few more great events: There is a Bernard Shaw Flea Market, a Teddy Bears’ Picnic in Blackrock and for some the Cycling Track Event in the Velodrome or – further afield – the Sand Castle & Sculpture Competition on Bettystown Beach might be interesting.

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Competitions

Bright Club Comedy – Ticket Competition

Tuesday 24 July – 20:00
Whelan’s, Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Bright Club is a comedy night founded by a group of scientists, which brings together people for fun nights out and different styles
of comedy. Bec Hill will be headlining the next show on Tuesday 24 July in Whelans. Bec’s style of comedy incorporates arts and crafts into her stand-up routine in something she calls paper-puppetry.

Tickets will be available for EUR 5 via this link here.

The organisers have given me a pair of tickets to run a competition in the Dublin Event Guide, so if you want to win this pair of tickets, you can put your name in the hat by simply sending an e-mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com Write your name and mobile phone number in the body of the mail and write BRIGHTCLUB in the subject line. Your mail has to be with my by 15:00 on 21 July.

www.facebook.com/BrightClubDublin

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Voluntary retirement age increased to 70

A big change is afoot. On Thursday new legislation was agreed on by the Government that will allow all public servants to work until 70 if they want. Until now, public servants that were recruited before 2004 had a mandatory retirement age of 65 years of age. With our life expectancy continually going up and since active life should not be forced to end at the arbitrary age of 65, this change makes a lot of sense.

People that want to retire at 65 can still do that, but the people that want to work longer are now allowed to.

Public servants are all employees in the Civil Service (in government- and state-related roles), in Education, in the Health sector, in Justice and in Local Authorities. (The Defence Sector is also part of this group, but they have different retirement rules.)

Yes, there is a downside to that as well. Unsuitable employees could now stick around for 5 years longer. But they were probably already unsuitable before they were 65 and then it is not the fault of this upcoming law change.

Here are some more details about this change.

Leap Card – Kids Go Free

From Monday 02 July until Sunday 15 July, Child Leap Card holders can travel free on all Dublin Bus scheduled services (excluding Airlink and Nitelink), all Luas services, all DART services, all Commuter Rail services in Dublin’s “Short Hop Zone” and Bus Éireann services where TFI Leap Card Validators are available.

Child Leap Cards are available for Age 5-15 or Age 16-18 and for the “Kids GO Free” to work, the cards has to have at least 1 cent of Travel Credit.

Find all details at about.leapcard.ie/kids-go-free

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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_wk28

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.

Maving Waves – Irish Patchwork Society Exhibition

02-14 July (10:00-16:00)

Chocolate Factory, 26 King’s Inn Street, Dublin 1

The Irish Patchwork Society will show their exhibition “Making Waves” in the Chocolate Factory.

Admission is free.

www.easternbranch-ips.com/events/2018/7/2/ips-national-exhibition-making-waves

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

Everyone, Everywhere, Everyday – Illustrations

09 June – 31 August (Mon-Sat 11:00-17:00)

Mill Theatre, Dundrum

Eva Kelly is a Dublin based free­lance illustrator, educator and arts facilitator and her exhibition “Everyone, Everywhere, Everyday” is an illustrated journey through the north and south of inner city Dublin. Inspired by Ulysses, James Joyce, it traces part of the journey Leopold Bloom makes through the streets.

Admission is free.

www.milltheatre.ie/exhibition/everyone-everywhere-everyday/

Face to Face: Anthony Palliser’s Irish Portraits

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

Farmleigh House, Phoenix Park, Dublin 15

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

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

Admission is free. Find more information here.

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Dublin Track Cycling International

09:00 – 16:00, Sat 07 Jul

Eamonn Ceannt Park, Sundrive Road, Crumlin, Dublin 12

The Dublin Track Cycling International is a track cycling event in the Sundrive Velodrome in Dublin on Saturday and Sunday (07+08 July). Over the two days there will be 14 races and international top cyclists, including World Champions and World and European Medalists will take part.

The full schedule can be found here www.cyclingireland.ie/cycling-news-item/dublin-track-cycling-international-7-8-july-/18067

Admission is free for spectators.

www.facebook.com/events/358909567965036

Honest2Goodness Food Market

09:30 – 16:00, Sat 07 Jul

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 07 Jul

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 07 Jul

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 07 Jul

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 07 Jul

Belgard Road, Dublin 24

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

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

www.facebook.com/belgardmarket

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 07 Jul

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 07 Jul

Marlay Park, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16

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

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

Temple Bar Markets

10:00 – 16:30, Sat 07 Jul

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 07 Jul

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 07 Jul

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 07 Jul

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 07 Jul

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

Children’s Art Workshop -. Farmleigh House

10:30 – 15:30, Sat 07 Jul

Farmleigh House, Castleknock end of Phoenix Park, Dublin 15

A Children’s Art Workshop will take place in the Cowshed Theater of Farmleigh House.

It will happen from 10:30-11:30 for children aged 5-8 and from 14:30-15:30 for childfren aged 9-12.

Admission is free, but places are limited and tickets will be available on the day from 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. They are conducted by Karen O’Connor and are in conjunction with the ‘Face to Face’ exhibition.

farmleigh.ie/event/childrens-art-workshop/?instance_id=137

Blackrock Market

11:00 – 17:30, Sat 07 Jul

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/

Pond Dipping – Children’s Event

11:00, Sat 07 Jul

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

A Pond Dipping event for kids is taking place at the Botanic Gardens.

Admission is free, but booking is required via 01-804 0319. Suitable for children from age 8.

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

www.facebook.com/events/239721823436533/

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Sat 07 Jul

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

City Spectacular 2018

12:00 – 19:30, Sat 07 Jul

Merrion Square, Dublin 2

The best event of the year is back this weekend! It is the City Spectacular (sponsored by Laya Healthcare) from Friday until Sunday in Merrion Square (some still remember it under the previous name, which was Street Performance World Championship) and the weather will be perfect for it!

I LOVE the City Spectacular and will be there again on Saturday and Sunday and I would strongly recommend that you gather the whole family and come to Merrion Square from 12:00-19:30 on Saturday and Sunday

There will be lots of street performers showing their skills from juggling via magic to acrobatics in 30-40 minute shows. Admission is free, but you reward the performers directly by putting money into their hat.

In addition to the Street Performance there will be plenty of other activities for grown ups and kids (incl. Story Telling, Laughter Yoga, Kids Entertainment, Rugby Skills Session, a Sing Along Social, Family Zumba, Afro Dancing & Drumming, Fitness Classes) and to make sure that you won’t starve, a big Food Village.

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Some of the brilliant street performers at this year’s festival are listed here and if you can only see one or two, then check out Charlie Caper and The Paino Juggler. I have seen both before and they are great. But there are more:

Sara Twister: the woman who can fire a bow and arrow from her feet while balancing upside down.
Mat Ricardo: the first man in history to put the tablecloth back on a set table.
The Piano Juggler: the world’s fastest piano juggler.
Charlie Caper: the world renowned and award winning magician from Sweden.
Jonathan Burns: the man who can squeeze himself through a toilet seat.
Madame Guillotine (Kate Mior): who brings her unique comedy mime show which culminates into a final execution
Thelmo Parole: brings laughter and entertainment with ‘the show must go on’.
Fraser Hooper: the award winning clown who boxes and mimes.
Street comedy: two highly skilled and funny individuals join together in a highly energised comedy show
Snap Boogie: whose performance includes multi disciplinary dance, Popping (robot dance), comedy, and crazy physical stunts.
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Don’t miss the City Spectacular, or you will hear all your friends and colleagues telling you how great it was and you weren’t there! :-)

Ha’penny Flea Market

12:00 – 17:00, Sat 07 Jul

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/

Jonathan Burns – Contortionist Performance

12:00 – 12:45, Sat 07 Jul

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

The City Spectacular is taking place in Merrion Square this weekend and contortionist Jonathan Burns will come over to the National Gallery to perform on the Merrion Square Forecourt of the gallery.

Admission is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/street-performance-jonathan-burns-entertainer

Life at the Edges – Science Gallery Exhibition

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 07 Jul

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/

Qi Gong – Drop-in class – Chester Beatty Library

12:00, Sat 07 Jul

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

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

Come to this gentle Qi gong practice outdoors on the Roof Top Garden of the Library. Suitable for all ages.

Admission is free and no booking required, but numbers are limited.

cbl.ticketsolve.com/shows/1173587966

Royal British Legion-ROI Ceremony of Remembrance

12:00 – 14:30, Sat 07 Jul

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

The yearly “Royal British Legion-ROI Ceremony of Remembrance and Wreath Laying” will take place in the National War Memorial Gardens on Saturday. The event commemorates everybody who lost their lives in the two World Wars, in particular the estimated 60,000 Irish men and women from all parts of the Ireland who served and died in these conflicts.

The ceremony will commence at 12:30 pm with a parade of the standards of Royal British Legion, regimental, ex-services organisations and commemorative associations. This is followed by an ecumenical service of remembrance, recitals and music and the laying of official wreaths by government and civic leaders, members of the Diplomatic Corps and Service and veterans representatives. Music will be provided by the combined bands of the Irish Defence Forces and the Royal Irish Regiment.

Admission is free but registration is required via the website below where also a lot of details and rules for the attendance are provided. It seems that registration is possible until 10:00 on Saturday morning, but the termination of ticket “sales” could change.

www.eventbrite.ie/e/43162474122

The Bernard Shaw Flea Market

12:00 – 17:00, Sat 07 Jul

The Bernard Shaw, 12 Richmond Street South, Dublin 8

The Bernard Shaw Flea Market is happening again and this time it is the “vintage and flea” version of the market. There will be stalls, music, pizzas from the Big Blue Bus and the Bernard Shaw Garden Bar. Expect vintage clothes, shoes, jewellery, art, records, bric-a-brac and more and DJs will provide the entertainment.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/406729413158898/

Afro-Eire Dance Sessions

13:00 – 18:00, Sat 07 Jul

Dundrum Town Centre, Dundrum, Co. Dublin

Dundrum Town Centre’s Summer events are called “Dundrum Summer Safari” and part of this programme of events are the Afro-Eire Dance Sessions on Saturday.

They will run from 1pm-1:30pm, 1.45pm-2:15pm, 2:30-3pm, 3:45pm-4:15pm, 4:30pm-5:00pm, 5:15pm-5:45pm and you can participate.

Admission is free, but places are limited.

www.dundrum.ie/safari

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Sat 07 Jul

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/

Brickfield Park Festival – Drimnagh

13:00 – 17:00, Sat 07 Jul

Brickfield Park, Drimnagh, Dublin 12

The Drimnagh Residents Community Group is inviting to a festival in Brickfield Park in Drimnagh on Saturday.

There will be music, childrens’ entertainment, food and a soccer tournament.

The schedule for the day lists the following musical acts on the stage
13:00 Twirlers
13:15 Sing Act Dance
14:00 Walkeles
15:00 Bingo
15:00 Musically Sound
16:00 Coilte Trad Band

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/Drimfest/

Slime Workshop & Magic – Jervis Shopping Centre

13:00 – 17:00, Sat 07 Jul

Jervis Shopping Centre, Henry Street, Dublin 1

The Jervis Shopping Centre is inviting children to a Slime Workshop. Kids will be making their own slime and there will also be magical characters to meet.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/327630691106291/

National Gallery: Mindfulness Tour

13:30 – 14:15, Sat 07 Jul

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

At this Mindfulness Tour in the National Gallery, enjoy some time out and come to this guided tour at a slower pace.

“Looking closely, and moving quietly and mindfully through the Gallery spaces, we will encounter each work with curiosity, allowing us to connect deeply with it. The tour will end with quiet reflection in silence and stillness.”

Admission is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/mindfulness-tour-3

Chester Beatty Library – Guided Tour

14:00, Sat 07 Jul

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

Precious Gifts and Where to Find Them – Activity for Families

14:00 – 16:00, Sat 07 Jul

National Museum, Kildare Street (Archaeology), Dublin 2

“Precious Gifts and Where to Find Them” is a Drop-in Activity for Famlies with children aged 6+

Archaeologists often find precious objects under the ground. Is everything found at the same depth? Call into the museum to find out! Create a special bookmark, decorate it with precious objects and decide if they should be close to the surface, or deep underground.

Admission is free. No booking required. Located in the Kildare Room, Ground Floor.

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=3743

Spanish Language Film: La Perla – A Proposito del Campo

14:00 – 15:00, Sat 07 Jul

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

The Argentinian documentary “La Perla – A Propósito del Campo”, a reflection about the reality of a concentration camp through cinematography.

The screening will be in Spanish with English subtitles.

Admission is free.

cultura.cervantes.es/dublin/en/La%20Perla,%20a%20prop%C3%B3sito%20del%20campo/121242

Haiku – Gig

20:30, Sat 07 Jul

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

Haiku is a new rock, hip-hop-funk band with African influences and they sound GOOD!

Admission to their gig in Sin E is free.

sin-e.ie/events/haiku/

KGB Unplugged – Gig

21:00, Sat 07 Jul

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

KGB Unplugged will play a mix of hit covers from all decades and eras from rock to pop to ballads.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/PatriotsInnDublin

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Sat 07 Jul

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/

Lumo Club – Club Night

21:00, Sat 07 Jul

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

Nialler9 is bringing his Club Night “Lumo Club” to the Harbour Bar.

Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/lumo-club-nialler9

Streetsounds – Club Night

22:00 – 02:30, Sat 07 Jul

Mercantile, 28 Dame Street, Dublin 2

Streetsounds will be a new club night in the basement of the Mercantile (entrance from Dame Lane). Every Friday and Saturday, DJ Voyager 45 will play Funk, Soul, Disco & Acid Jazz.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/StreetSoundsDublin/

New California Republic – Gig

22:30, Sat 07 Jul

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

New California Republic, an alt-country and indie quintet that merges punk rock with Americana is playing a gig in Whelan’s.

Admission is free before 22:30, the gig starts at midnight.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/midnight-hour-w-new-california-republic/

Rock Tribunal – Gig

22:30, Sat 07 Jul

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

Rock Tribunal is back again in the Porterhouse in Temple Bar for a gig.

Admission is free.

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

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Car Boot Sales – Ballymun

08:00 – 13:00, Sun 08 Jul

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 Track Cycling International

09:00 – 17:00, Sun 08 Jul

Eamonn Ceannt Park, Sundrive Road, Crumlin, Dublin 12

The Dublin Track Cycling International is a track cycling event in the Sundrive Velodrome in Dublin on Saturday and Sunday (07+08 July). Over the two days there will be 14 races and international top cyclists, including World Champions and World and European Medalists will take part.

The full schedule can be found here www.cyclingireland.ie/cycling-news-item/dublin-track-cycling-international-7-8-july-/18067

Admission is free for spectators.

www.facebook.com/events/358909567965036

Belgard Weekend Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 08 Jul

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

Bug Blitz – Children’s Workshop

10:00, Sun 08 Jul

Poppintree Park, Ballymun, Dublin 9

“Bug Blitz” is a workshop OWLS, the Children’s Nature Charity. It will take place in Poppintree Park at 10:00 on Sunday and is supported by Dublin City Council. (There will be a second event on Sunday in Griffeen Park at 12:30. This event is supported by South Dublin County Council, but there is a fee of EUR 2 per child.)

“Who wants to see some insects?? Explore the park and find some creepy crawlerys with our nets, bug jars and magnifying glasses. Discover what beetles, slugs, spiders, centipedes and more look like up close.”

Contact Turtle at education@owls.ie for more information and to book.

www.owls.ie/events/j8u0j0yb11/Bug-Blitz

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 08 Jul

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 08 Jul

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 08 Jul

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 08 Jul

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/

Sandcastle & Sculpture Competition – Bettystown

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 08 Jul

Bettystown Beach, Bettystown, Co. Meath

Bettystown Beach is close to Drogheda and North of Balbriggan. By car it takes about 40min to get there and by bus it is 1.5 hours, so it is not really near. BUT, the event is quite unique, so maybe you are actually prepared to make the trip.

It is a Sandcastle & Sculpture Competition and admission is free for specators, If you want to take part, you will have to pay a small free, but it is definitely affordable. Details are on the website below.

www.facebook.com/events/263259277751885/

Art, Bites, Crafts – Drumcondra Market

10:30 – 15:30, Sun 08 Jul

Arts and Business Campus, 40 Drumcondra Road Lower

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

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

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/abcdrumcondramarket

Dun Laoghaire Market

11:00 – 16:00, Sun 08 Jul

People’s Park, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

A weekly market with lots of food, but also many other products (art & crafts, books, etc) takes place every Sunday in the beautiful People’s Park in Dun Laoghaire. It is a very popular market and with around 50 vendors also one of the bigger markets.

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

Jazz + Bluegrass for Brunch on Sundays

11:00 – 16:30, Sun 08 Jul

Kilkenny Shop, Nassau Street, Dublin 2

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

Admission is free.

www.kilkennyshop.com/restaurant-jazzsundays

Liffey Cycle – Protest

11:00 – 14:00, Sun 08 Jul

Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2

To demand a safe, segregated cycle route along the Liffey Quays, the Dublin Cycling Campaign has decided to run the Liffey Cycles on a monthly basis until the Liffey Cycle Route is built. Meet at Grand Canal Square for an 11:00 start.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/250077885757225/

Palestrina Choir

11:00, Sun 08 Jul

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

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

www.procathedral.ie/music/this-week

The Green Door Market – Food/Farmer’s Market

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 08 Jul

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 – National Gallery

11:30 – 13:30, Sun 08 Jul

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

The next Drop-in family workshop in the National Gallery will take place on Sunday.

It is an art-making workshop where 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.

The workshop is suitable for children of all ages and takes place in the Maples and Calder Creative Space in our Atrium.

Admission is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/drop-family-workshop-1

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Sun 08 Jul

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 08 Jul

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/

City Spectacular 2018

12:00 – 19:00, Sun 08 Jul

Merrion Square, Dublin 2

The best event of the year is back this weekend! It is the City Spectacular (sponsored by Laya Healthcare) from Friday until Sunday in Merrion Square (some still remember it under the previous name, which was Street Performance World Championship) and the weather will be perfect for it!

I LOVE the City Spectacular and will be there again on Saturday and Sunday and I would strongly recommend that you gather the whole family and come to Merrion Square from 12:00-19:30 on Saturday and Sunday

There will be lots of street performers showing their skills from juggling via magic to acrobatics in 30-40 minute shows. Admission is free, but you reward the performers directly by putting money into their hat.

In addition to the Street Performance there will be plenty of other activities for grown ups and kids (incl. Story Telling, Laughter Yoga, Kids Entertainment, Rugby Skills Session, a Sing Along Social, Family Zumba, Afro Dancing & Drumming, Fitness Classes) and to make sure that you won’t starve, a big Food Village.

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Some of the brilliant street performers at this year’s festival are listed here and if you can only see one or two, then check out Charlie Caper and The Paino Juggler. I have seen both before and they are great. But there are more:

Sara Twister: the woman who can fire a bow and arrow from her feet while balancing upside down.
Mat Ricardo: the first man in history to put the tablecloth back on a set table.
The Piano Juggler: the world’s fastest piano juggler.
Charlie Caper: the world renowned and award winning magician from Sweden.
Jonathan Burns: the man who can squeeze himself through a toilet seat.
Madame Guillotine (Kate Mior): who brings her unique comedy mime show which culminates into a final execution
Thelmo Parole: brings laughter and entertainment with ‘the show must go on’.
Fraser Hooper: the award winning clown who boxes and mimes.
Street comedy: two highly skilled and funny individuals join together in a highly energised comedy show
Snap Boogie: whose performance includes multi disciplinary dance, Popping (robot dance), comedy, and crazy physical stunts.
——

Don’t miss the City Spectacular, or you will hear all your friends and colleagues telling you how great it was and you weren’t there! :-)

Guided Walks – Botanic Gardens

12:00 – 15:30, Sun 08 Jul

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 08 Jul

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/

Family Tour – National Gallery

12:30 – 13:15, Sun 08 Jul

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-15

Drop-In Drawing Session – Chester Beatty Library

13:00, Sun 08 Jul

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

Learn drawing techniques, including line drawing, shading perspective and decoration during this Drop-in Drawing Session. Suitable for ages 13+. Materials are provided but feel free to bring your own sketchbook; dry materials only.

Admission is free.

cbl.ticketsolve.com/shows/1173587967

Teddy Bears’ Picnic – Blackrock Park

13:00 – 17:00, Sun 08 Jul

Blackrock Park, Rock Road, Blackrock, Co. Dublin

Blackrock Park will be the venue for a Teddy Bears’ Picnic on Sunday from 13:00-17:00. There will be a DJ, face painting, bouncy castles and inflatable games for all ages, entertainment on the Lake Stage and lots of picnic facilities for you and your Teddy Bears.

Admission is free. Bring your picnic, bears and blankets.

The event is organised by dlr events.

events.dlrcoco.ie/event/teddy-bears-picnic-0

Anonymous – Outdoor Theatre

14:00, Sun 08 Jul

Amphitheatre, Dublin City Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8

The Purple Hare Theatre Company will perform a new version of Mark Richardson’s play ANONYMOUS on Sunday at the Wood Quay Amphitheatre between Dublin City Council’s Offices and Christ Church Cathedral.

Doors open at 13:30 and the play starts at 14:00. Admission is free.

“ANONYMOUS opens with Sean, a poet and the self-proclaimed oldest homeless man in Dublin, entertaining the crowd with his poetry. Enters Dolan, fresh out on the streets, lacking shoes and judgement. He is looking for a safe place to sleep and a way out of his current predicament. As they tease and gauge each other, we find out what brought them both to the streets of Dublin. As their past comes back to haunt them, the question arises of what their futures will be…”

www.facebook.com/PurpleHareTheatre/

Dublin Sketchers – Sunday Meet-up

14:00, Sun 08 Jul

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 08 Jul

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

Wildflower Walk Bull Island

14:00, Sun 08 Jul

Bull Island Interpretative Centre, Dollymount Strand, Dublin 3

Join Dublin Irish Wildlife Trust Branch member Niall Mac Coitir for the annual wildflower walk on Bull Island where you will see an amazing variety of flowers that rival anything in the burren, including up to six species of orchid.

Not suitable for children under twelve. Wear shoes for walking and appropriate outdoor gear.

Meeting Point is at the Bull Island Interprative Centre

Admission is free.

iwt.ie/events/

Summer Family Workshop: Sunday Portraits

14:30 – 16:30, Sun 08 Jul

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

At the Summer Family Workshop “Sunday Portraits” Róisín de Buitléar will explain the beauty of glass and teach some techniques and skills in glass-making.

Admission is free and open to all ages. Booking is required via 01-6777444. Materials will be provided.

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=3788

Chester Beatty Library – Guided Tour

15:00, Sun 08 Jul

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

Every Sunday a free guided tour will take place in the Chester Betty Library. The tour starts at 15:00.

In addition there is another free tour every Wednesday at 13:00 and one on Saturdays at 14:00

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

Museum Tour – National Print Museum

15:00 – 16:30, Sun 08 Jul

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

Zoological Talk – Phoenix Park

15:00, Sun 08 Jul

Phoenix Park Visitor Centre, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

A “Zoological Talk” will take place in the Phoenix Park Visitor Centre.

“Learn all about the history of Dublin Zoo in Phoenix Park. This interactive talk will take visitors on the story of Dublin Zoo from when it first opened its doors on 01 September 1831 to its evolution into a modern conservation organisation. Visitors will get an opportunity to learn more about our animals by engaging with some of our rare biofacts and behind the scenes video footage.”

Admission is free. To book, you can call 01-6770095

Game Night – Play Board Games with great people

18:00 – 23:00, Sun 08 Jul

Fringe Lab, Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Board Gaming Evening “Game Night 31” will take place on Sunday. Organised by the great team at ALT Events, this is an evening of Board Games, where you can either bring your own game or play one from the wide selection of games that will be available that night.

Admission is free and you can find all details on the website below.

www.facebook.com/events/1044548175692598/

The High Leeson – Bluegrass Gig

18:00, Sun 08 Jul

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 08 Jul

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 08 Jul

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 08 Jul

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

Verse 3 – Gig

21:00, Sun 08 Jul

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

Verse 3 is a 3-Piece that plays acoustic covers.

Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/verse-3

The Dublin Blues Cartel – Gig

22:30, Sun 08 Jul

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

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

Admission is free.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/live-from-the-window-w-the-dublin-blues-cartel-7/

Monday 09 Jul

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National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Mon 09 Jul

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 09 Jul

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

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

www.ifi.ie/

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13:00, Mon 09 Jul

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New Parents’ Tour – National Gallery

14:00 – 15:00, Mon 09 Jul

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

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

The route is suitable for prams and strollers. Admission is free and all are welcome.

www.nationalgallery.ie/new-parents-tour-9

Board Gayming

18:00 – 23:00, Mon 09 Jul

Token, 72-74 Queen Street, Smithfield, Dublin 7

The Dublin Gaymers, an LGBT+ community group of board game enthusiasts, is inviting to their next Board Game night on Monday.

Admission is free and further details can be found via the link below.

www.facebook.com/events/257936708297704

Book Launch: Helen Cullen

18:30, Mon 09 Jul

Dubray Books, 36 Grafton Street, Dublin 2

Helen Cullen’s Book “Lost Letters of William Woolf” will be launched by Rick O’Shea on Monday.

Admission is free.

www.dubraybooks.ie/news-and-events

Song Cycle – Singer/Songwriter Showcase

20:00, Mon 09 Jul

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 09 Jul

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 09 Jul

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 09 Jul

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 09 Jul

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 09 Jul

Leeson Lounge, 148 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4

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

Admission is free.

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

Trad Sessions

21:00 – 23:30, Mon 09 Jul

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 09 Jul

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 10 Jul

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Botanic Gardens Drop-in Activities for Children

11:00, Tue 10 Jul

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

The National Botanic Gardens run “Kids Drop by Activities” every Tuesday until 28 August.

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

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

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/982816088548254/

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Tue 10 Jul

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

Learn to Play the Ukulele – Adult Course

12:30 – 13:30, Tue 10 Jul

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

“Learn to Play the Ukulele” is a course in the Music Library at the Central Library for adults. It will take place on Tuesdays 10+17+24 July from 12:30-13:30.

Ríona Sally Hartman (Musician in Residence with Dublin City Public Libraries) will run this course. Admission is free, but places are limited so early booking is advised via 01-8734333

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

The Hellfire Club – Pop-Up Art Talk

13:15 – 13:45, Tue 10 Jul

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

The Pop-up talk “The Hellfire Club, Dublin” will take place in Room 44 of the gallery.

Join Aisling Dunne for a free lunchtime talk about James Worsdale’s group portrait of members of the Hellfire Club in Dublin.

Meet in front of the painting in the Grand Gallery.

Admission is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/hellfire-club-dublin

Children’s workshop: Imagine-a-nation

14:00, Tue 10 Jul

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

At the Children’s workshop “Imagine-a-nation” children’s writer Debbie Thomas asks “What would your perfect country be like? How would you design the cities and the countryside? What laws would you make; what would you learn in school? Would chocolate be compulsory, would everyone have to own a pet dolphin?” Come and create your dream country , invent your own laws, flag, national anthem and holiday etc.

Admission is free, but booking is required via learning@nli.ie Suitable for age 7-11.

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

Start-ups: How to Scale with Digital Selling

18:00 – 00:00, Tue 10 Jul

Bank of Ireland “Workbench”, 1 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2

“Start-ups: How to Scale with Digital Selling” is a monthly event with speakers, discussion and networking about digital selling tools and techniques, followed by pizza and beer.

This month’s topic is “OneBound – how to align inbound/outbound activities for fast buyer conversions & more sales” with Kevin Neary (Founder and CEO, OrcaWise). OrcaWise is a sales messaging and prospecting platform.

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

www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/startups-how-to-scale-with-digital-selling-tickets-47192121907

Terns are back – Bird Watch

18:30 – 20:00, Tue 10 Jul

Coliemore Harbour, Dalkey, Co. Dublin

The Terns (birds!) have returned to the Dalkey Island for another season and the Tern Warden is inviting to a Tern Watch from Coliemore Harbour. It will happen on 03+10+17+24+31 July from 18:30-20:00.

Admission is free.

southdublinbirds.com/events/events.php

The Dublin Language Exchange – Meetup

19:00, Tue 10 Jul

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/

Dublin Bluegrass Collective – Gig

20:00, Tue 10 Jul

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 10 Jul

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 10 Jul

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 10 Jul

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 10 Jul

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 10 Jul

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 10 Jul

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 11 Jul

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Managing the Machines – Talk

09:00 – 11:30, Wed 11 Jul

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

This is a public lecture by Professor Genevieve Bell (Director of the 3A Institute, Florence Violet McKenzieChair, and Distinguished Professor at the Australian National University), She an anthropologist, technologist and futurist and is best known for her work at the intersection of cultural practice and technology development. She has spent over 15 years at Intel where she was promoted to Vice President for Strategy and was also elected as a senior fellow

This is the inaugural talk of a new public lecture series ‘What does it mean to be Human?’ organised by the Trinity Long Room Hub and Trinity Research and Innovation. In this lecture series, experts from enterprise and education will reflect on what it means to be human at the turn of the 21st century with the growing influence of technology on the way we live, work and communicate.

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

www.eventbrite.ie/e/managing-the-machines-tickets-47515177174

Susie and the Story Shredder – Workshop

10:30, Wed 11 Jul

Ballymun Library, Main Street, Ballymun, Dublin 9

Susie and the Story Shredder …a work in progress is a show/workshop that will happen in a number of libraries in July. The start will be made in Ballymun Library and the event takes place twice, at 10:30 at 13:30.

Bombinate Theatre have created this performance and workshop. Admission is free but booking is required via 01-8421890

“All children’s stories are banned in the Kingdom of Levitas. King Levi says they make your brain go fuzzy and your hands turn green. Susie and Shredder works for the King, shredding stories from dusk ‘til dawn. But today, Susie will read a story for the very first time. Perhaps stories aren’t so scary after all…”

The workshops are designed for families and will involve the visual arts and activities to explore the themes identified in the play. Parents / Guardians are asked to remain with their children during the workshop.

Each session lasts 1hr 45 minutes – Performance (45 minutes) / short break (15 minutes) / Post Show Workshop (45 minutes). The performances and workshops are suitable for children aged 7 to 10 years.

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

Drawing Group for Adults – Rua Red

11:00, Wed 11 Jul

Rua Red, South Dublin Arts Centre, Tallaght, D24

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

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

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Wed 11 Jul

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

Summer Sun Discs – Drop-in activity

12:00 – 14:00, Wed 11 Jul

National Museum, Kildare Street (Archaeology), Dublin 2

Summer Sun Discs is a Drop-in Activity for Families with children aged 6+

In Early Bronze Age Ireland, people made beautiful gold discs that looked like the sun. Drop in to find out more about these precious objects and make your own shining sun disc.

Admission is free. No booking required. Located in Learning Resource Room, First Floor.

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=3744

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Wed 11 Jul

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/

Jack B. Yeats and the Circus – Talk

13:15 – 14:00, Wed 11 Jul

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

The Talk “Jack B. Yeats and the Circus with Dr Hilary Pyle, a leading expert on the life and work of Jack B. Yeats, will take place.

The talk is part of the programme of events inspired by the exhibition “Circus250: Art of the Show”.

Admission is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/jack-b-yeats-and-circus

Coat of Arms – Workshop for kids

14:00 – 15:30, Wed 11 Jul

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

At the Children’s workshop “Coat of Arms”, learn about the ancient art of heraldry and the world of the knight, and then look at the ways coats of arms are used today. Children can design their own imagined coat of arms at the workshop.

Admission is free, but booking is required via learning@nli.ie. Suitable for age group 7-12 years.

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

Irish National War Memorial Gardens – Guided Tour

14:00, Wed 11 Jul

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/

Dwarf Jar Wednesday Jazz

19:30 – 22:00, Wed 11 Jul

The Dwarf Jar Cafe, 1 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

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

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/satumusikk/

Jesters Open Mic Comedy Night

19:45 – 22:00, Wed 11 Jul

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 11 Jul

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 11 Jul

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 11 Jul

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 11 Jul

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 11 Jul

Woolshed Bar & Grill, Parnell Street, Dublin 1

Dance Forro every week at this “Forro Wednesday” in the Woolshed for free.

www.facebook.com/events/137957730197202/

Los Paradiso – Gig

21:00, Wed 11 Jul

Leeson Lounge, 148 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4

Los Paradiso are playing Rockabilly, Tex Mex, Western Swing, Surf in the Leeson Lounge. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated.

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

Trad Session

21:30, Wed 11 Jul

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 Harleys – Gig

23:55, Wed 11 Jul

The Mezz, 24/25 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

The Harleys are a popular coverband and they will be in the Mezz every Wednesday at midnight.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/mezzdublin

Thursday 12 Jul

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Battle of the Books – Storytelling for kids

11:00, Thu 12 Jul

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

Battle of the Books is a weekly storytelling session every Thursday in July, followed by fun activities and arts & crafts. Press the Golden Buzzer to select your favourite book! Families are welcome, most suitable for Children aged 4+.

Admission is free.

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

Children’s Workshop: Budding Botanists

11:00, Thu 12 Jul

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

“Budding Botanists” is a Children’s Workshop and it is a workshop for children aged 6+ on 12+26 July and on 09+23 August. Admission is free, but booking is required via 01-804 0319.

“Ever wanted to start your very own dried plant collection? Get great tips and discover how you can become a plant collector! Join our guides on an expedition through the Botanic Gardens, identifying and collecting suitable plants for pressing before constructing your very own flower press. If you like, you can also create some beautiful botanical designs with our pre-dried plants.”

www.facebook.com/events/224838784947758/

Grangegorman Military Cemetery – Tour

11:00, Thu 12 Jul

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 12 Jul

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

Asbourne International Baseball Festival

12:00 – 21:00, Thu 12 Jul

International Baseball Centre, Deerpark, Ashbourne, Co. Meath

The Ashbourne International Baseball Festival 2018 is taking place from Thursday 12 July – Sunday 15 July. Ashbourne is not THAT far away from Dublin and for special events you sometimes have to travel a little further.

Games will be at 13:00 and 18:00 on Thursday and Friday, at 11:00 and 15:00 on Saturday and the Final will be at 13:00 on Sunday. The full schedule is here: www.ashbournebaseball.com/?sports_team_schedule_type=ibf

Admission is free.

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Wood Quay Summer Sessions – Outdoor Gigs

13:00 – 14:00, Thu 12 Jul

Amphitheatre, Dublin City Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8

The Wood Quay Summer Sessions is a lunchtime gig at the Amphitheatre at Wood Quay (between Dublin City Council offices and Christ Church Cathedral). The four events will cover trad/classical music, Jazz, contemporary “classical” music and funk/rock.

The upcoming concerts are:

On 12 July, the Improvised Music Company (IMC) will present Parallel Society and Aoife Doyle Music, playing Jazz.

On 19 July, the Contemporary Music Centre (CMC) will feature the Kirkos Ensemble with Sebastian Adams (viola), Jane Hackett (violin) & Siún Milne (violin), playing contemporary “classical” music.

On 26 July First Music Contact will present Super Silly and Pillow Queens, playing funk and rock.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1832850613685172/

Temple Bar Craft Market

14:00 – 20:00, Thu 12 Jul

Temple Bar, Dublin 2

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

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

templebarnightmarket.com/

WWI Ireland: Public Tour

14:00, Thu 12 Jul

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

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

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

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

Jazz Club at Sweetman’s – Gig

18:00 – 20:00, Thu 12 Jul

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 12 Jul

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/

The Storm Keeper’s Island – Book Launch with Catherine Doyle

18:00, Thu 12 Jul

Eason, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

A book launch of “The Storm Keeper’s Island” will take place in Eason’s.

Admission is free.

The Storm Keeper’s Island.

Evening Tour – National Gallery

18:30 – 19:15, Thu 12 Jul

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-34

Space Exploration Teaches us about Health – Talk

18:30, Thu 12 Jul

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

The topic “Living at Zero-G: What Space Exploration Teaches us about Health?” will be discussed.

Space travel has become a routine occurrence, with astronauts traveling to and from the International Space Station (ISS) every six months, but we’re still not sure of the health consequences. Does ‘extreme travel’ change our bodies, and what challenges might zero gravity pose to our health? Come to the Science Gallery for a discussion on the health benefits and risks of interstellar trips.

Donal O’Gorman (Interim Director of the National Institute for Cellular Biotechnology (NICB)) and expert on human physiology in space environment) and Niamh Shaw (engineer, scientist, communicator and artist) will discuss the question.

Admission is free, but registration is required.

www.eventbrite.ie/e/living-at-zero-g-what-space-exploration-teaches-us-about-health-tickets-47267831356

What does a place sound like – Drop in Choir

18:30 – 19:30, Thu 12 Jul

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

“What does a place sound like – a Drop in Choir” is an event with Ríona Sally Hartman, the first Musician in Residence with Dublin City Public Libraries.

Ríona is writing songs inspired by library users stories about places in Dublin that have meaning for them. In this drop-in, pop-up choir explore together sounds that can be used to describe places, experiment with various vocal techniques and play with improvisation. For intermediate and advanced singers. Suitable for adults.

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

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

New to Dublin? Dublin Expats Meeting

19:00, Thu 12 Jul

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 12 Jul

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/

Les Krapos Brass Band – Gig

20:00, Thu 12 Jul

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

The Les Krapos Brass Band from Lyon (France) is touring Ireland this summer and they are made up of 20 musicians. Their music is a “blend of electro rock music covers rearranged after passing through their brass food mill”.

Admission is free.

www.thegrandsocial.ie/event/krapos-brass-band/

Singer Songwriter Night – Mother Reilly’s

21:00, Thu 12 Jul

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

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

www.facebook.com/motherreillysADMIN

SpaceVolk – Gig

21:00, Thu 12 Jul

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

SpaceVolk are playing Alternative Funk in Bray.

Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/spacevolk2

Brady’s Fun Pub Quiz

21:30, Thu 12 Jul

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 12 Jul

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 12 Jul

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 12 Jul

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 12 Jul

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/

Movies on the Beach – Bray

22:00, Thu 12 Jul

Seafront, Bray, Co. Wicklow

Bray is inviting to a “Movies on the Beach” event on 12 July and on 09+16 August.

The first film screening on 12 July is “Top Gun” (110min).

Admission is free. Just bring your blanket and popcorn. The screen will be at the Bray Harbour Wall and the film will start when it is dark. Alcohol and pets are not allowed.

www.facebook.com/events/263908747685432/

BIMM Dublin Midnight Hour – Gig

23:30, Thu 12 Jul

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-24/

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The Story of the Capital – Exhibition in Dublin City Hall

10:00 – 17:15, Fri 13 Jul

City Hall, Dame Street, Dublin 2

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

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

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

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

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Fri 13 Jul

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

Asbourne International Baseball Festival

12:00 – 21:00, Fri 13 Jul

International Baseball Centre, Deerpark, Ashbourne, Co. Meath

The Ashbourne International Baseball Festival 2018 is taking place from Thursday 12 July – Sunday 15 July. Ashbourne is not THAT far away from Dublin and for special events you sometimes have to travel a little further.

Games will be at 13:00 and 18:00 on Thursday and Friday, at 11:00 and 15:00 on Saturday and the Final will be at 13:00 on Sunday. The full schedule is here: www.ashbournebaseball.com/?sports_team_schedule_type=ibf

Admission is free.

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13:00, Fri 13 Jul

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The Art of Clowning – Pop-up Art Talk

13:15, Fri 13 Jul

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

The Pop-up talk “The Art of Clowning” will take place in the Hugh Lane Room (Room 31).

Johnie K. is a clown with a long history of performing in circuses as well as with the renowned Clowns without Borders who bring smiles and laughter to communities in crisis. Johnie K. will put on his clown face during this talk.

Meet in the “Circus250: Art of the Show” exhibition, in the Hugh Lane Room (Room 31).

Admission is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/art-clowning

Arbour Hill Cemetery Tour

14:00, Fri 13 Jul

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/

Fright Club – Storytelling for kids

14:30, Fri 13 Jul

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

“Spooky Stories for children who love a scare” is a (slightly) scary storytelling session every Friday in July.

Suitable for children aged 7+. Admission is free.

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

Lulu Kumama – Jazz Gig

18:00 – 20:30, Fri 13 Jul

TramCafe, Wolfe Tone Square, Jervis Street, Dublin 1

Singer Lulu Kumama from Italy will perform Jazz & Soul Standards in the Tram Cafe.

This is Dublin’s only live music jazz session, after work on a Friday.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/thetramcafedublin

Come On Home – Free First Preview – Abbey Theatre

18:30, Fri 13 Jul

Abbey Theatre, 26 Lower Abbey Street, Dublin 1

The next play in the Abbey Theatre (on the Peackock Theatre Stage) will be “Come on Home”, a play by Phillip McMahon. It will run from 13 July – 04 August. And the Free First Preview will be on Friday.

The Free First Preview events of the Abbey are previews of plays for which free tickets are available. Tickets will only be available on the night and can not be pre-booked. Only max. one ticket is given out per person in the queue and tickets are given out on a first come, first served basis.

Tickets will be handed out from 18:30, but the queue will form well before that time, so be early!! The show will be on the Peacock Theatre Stage and will start at 20:00. All rules are here.

www.abbeytheatre.ie/whats-on/come-on-home/

Cornucopia – Live Music

19:30 – 21:30, Fri 13 Jul

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

Shogunz Of Stank – Gig

20:30, Fri 13 Jul

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

The Shogunz of Stank with Mik Pyro and Pete Pamf among others will play a gig in Sin E. They will play Soul, Funk, Hip Hop and Blues.

Admission is free.

sin-e.ie/events/mik-pyro-the-shogunz-of-stank/

Ben Reel – Gig

21:00, Fri 13 Jul

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

Ben Reel will play Rock/Blues/Soul/Roots in the Harbour Bar.

Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/ben-reel5

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Fri 13 Jul

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/

McGowans Single Night

22:00, Fri 13 Jul

McGowan’s, 17 Phibsborough Road, Dublin 7

McGowans in Phibsborough run a monthly Singles Night. There will be music, games and ice breakers.

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

www.eventbrite.ie/e/mcgowans-singles-night-tickets-47504978670

Streetsounds – Club Night

22:00 – 02:30, Fri 13 Jul

Mercantile, 28 Dame Street, Dublin 2

Streetsounds will be a new club night in the basement of the Mercantile (entrance from Dame Lane). Every Friday and Saturday, DJ Voyager 45 will play Funk, Soul, Disco & Acid Jazz.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/StreetSoundsDublin/

Les Krapos Brass Band – Gig

22:30, Fri 13 Jul

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

The Les Krapos Brass Band from Lyon (France) is touring Ireland this summer and they are made up of 20 musicians. Their music is a “blend of electro rock music covers rearranged after passing through their brass food mill”.

Admission is free before 22:30, the gig starts at midnight.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/midnight-hour-w-krapo-brass-band-fra/

Events Coming Up

Hotter than July – Singing Workshop

Sat 14 July (11:00-13:00)

Church of St George & St Thomas, Cathal Brugha Street, Dublin 1

Hotter than July is a family-friendly festival on Sunday 29 July on Smithfield Plaza and at that festival, the Discovery Gospel Choir will lead an intercultural choir performance. If you are interested in singing, you are invited to participate and a number of choir workshops will prepare you for the performance on 29 July.

The workshops are on Sat 14 July, Sat 21 July and Sat 28 July (11:00-13:00) and the performance is then on Sunday 29 July.

Participation is free, but there are limited spaces available and you need to book your place via hello@improvisedmusic.ie

www.improvisedmusic.ie/content/files/Choir_Workshop_poster_file.pdf

Dublin Mountains Partnership – Guided Walks

07+08+13+15+21+22+28+29 July

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 for July are on 07+08+13 (night walk)+15+21+22+28+29 July.

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:

Brewdog’s Cinematic Circus: 07 July

Guinness X Meatopia: 06-08 July

In-Vision Festival: 12 July

Longitude: 13-15 July

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Amalgam in Tooth fillings: Harmless but DON’T use it?

Last week a number of media outlets reported that EU had brought in a law that outlawed the use of Dental Amalgam for fillings for children under 15 and pregnant or breast feeding women. The law is from 2017 already, but it came into effect only on 01 July.

So what is Amalgam? Amalgam is compound for tooth fillings that contains Mercury. Mercury is highly toxic but for some odd reason it is allegedly harmless when in your mouth.

The Irish Times wrote in an article “Mercury is the only liquid metal and, while safe when used in dentistry, has been associated with incidents of poisoning, as in the Bay of Minamata in Japan where, in the 1950s and 1960s, a disfiguring disease was identified to be associated with industrial-scale mercury poisoning.”

So it’s safe, but causes poisoning!? How does that make sense?

The Irish Times continued and claimed that the change was part of the Government’s adherence to the Minamata Convention, a United Nations agreement dating from 2013, which aims to protect human health and the environment by reducing, or eliminating altogether, the use of the chemical element mercury.

But it might not surprise you that the Irish Government delayed the change until the very last moment and that it only did so because of a EU law change.

Interestingly Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Germany have banned or restricted use of amalgam already in 2011. But the Irish Government thought it was appropriate to allow the use for another 7 years! SEVEN!

Now why is this change happening? After all the Health Service Executive in Ireland said that the Amalgam compound was “a safe, reliable and durable filling material, and has been used successfully for over 100 years”. So something safe and perfect will be banned? Isn’t that odd? Bans are normally reserved for dangerous things, no?

Well, interestingly if you are older than 15 or not pregnant, you can currently still get Amalgam fillings DESPITE the fact that many other countries saw the need to ban it.

So is it dangerous or not? Dentists and Health Service Executive tell us that it is safe, but how could they not do that. It would imply that they were lying all along. The ban for children and pregnant women is a clear admission that it is NOT safe.

DON’T use it and tell your dentist that you do NOT want any Amalgam fillings added!

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