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Dublin Event Guide 590: Ardagh Treasure Open Day, Dublin Festival of History, Busker Fleadh

DEG Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events)

No. 590 | 05 October 2018

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Hi all!

This week you get a normal and FULL Dublin Event Guide, but next week you will either get NONE or a very much slimmed down version. I will be away doing a training course and will not be able to spend the time on researching the events. Apologies! Check the Dublin News section where a bit more detail is provided.

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Have an event-full weekend and week,

–Joerg

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

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

Last week John F, Isidro G, Nora O’K and David O’K were so great to help with a very much needed donation. Thanks! Every cent counts and without all these contributions the Dublin Event Guide won’t continue.

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.

A few suggestions: The dlr Lexicon has a Family Day on Saturday and the National Museum celebrates the finding of the Ardagh Treasure 150 years ago with an Open Day. The Dublin Festival of History goes into its last weekend with talks in the Printworks. And on Sunday don’t miss the Busker Fleadh on Smithfield Plaza.

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Dublin Event Guide on holidays next week!

In 590 weeks (or more than 11 years), this never happened, but next week is a first! The first time in all these 11 years, the Dublin Event Guide will be on holidays. I will be away on a training course from Wednesday until Saturday and I will have absolutely no time to write the Dublin Event Guide next week, so unfortunately you will have to do without for one week.

That ALSO means that there won’t be the daily updates on the Facebook page after next Friday for one week, because I won’t know what to write about if I haven’t done my event research.

I am sure you won’t miss me OR the Dublin Event Guide too much and MAYBE, just maybe, I will send you a VERY very limited version of the weekly publication, but I will not promise anything at this stage. :-O

Doughnut Madness in Blanchardstown

Is there something wrong with people in the Blanchardstown area? Very recently a doughnut shop opened at Blanchardstown Shopping Centre, but oddly (for a doughnut shop) it has a drive-through counter and it did open as a 24 hours operation.

Do people really NEED doughnuts are 03:30 in the night? Well, it seems like that! Cars were queueing for more than an hour to get their doughnuts in the middle of the night. And some weirdos thought it was fun to beep their car horns while waiting and keeping the neighbours wide awake.

It was so extreme that it makes you wonder if it was all planned or arranged by the doughnut company. There is no evidence for that, but the fact that such a huge among of people have to have their doughnuts in the night is a bit suspicious.

It seems that on Wednesday, the doughnut company has agreed to change their opening times and close from 23:30 until 06:00 in the morning. That should help with the noise complaints, but I am not sure if makes the customers of doughnut shop Krispy Kreme any saner. :-O

Dublin Theatre Festival

The Dublin Theatre Festival is happening from 27 Sept until 14 October and there are not many, but a few free events happening under the “Festival+” headline. All events are free but ticketed, so check them out as soon as possible. They will get booked out!

Find the events listed here: dublintheatrefestival.com/Online/2017_Festival_Plus

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Dublin Zoo Discount Tickets

Dublin Zoo is slashing their prices every Saturday and Sunday from 29 Sept untl 21 October. The tickets will drop by 50% when bought at the admission gate (not available online!).

Since the weather is still good, this might be the best time to go to see Dublin Zoo. Opening hours are 09:30-17:30.

All details can be found here

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_wk41

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 visualartists.ie/whats-on/events-in-leinster-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.

Rare Times – Exhibition by Jason Symes & Gabriel Rosenstock

04 Oct – 20 Nov

Alliance Francaise, 1 Kildare Street, Dublin 2

The exhibition Rare Times by Gabriel Rosenstock and Jason Symes celebrates the interface between words and images and examines how the fusion of haiku and photography can bring us back in touch with our deepest selves.

Admission is free.

www.alliance-francaise.ie/gallery/

Lustre & InFlux

27 Sept – 08 Jan (10:00-17:00)

Farmleigh House, Castleknock end of Phoenix Park, Dublin 15

Lustre & InFlux is an exhibition of innovative work of Ireland’s newest goldsmithing and ceramic graduates of the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland’s Centres of Excellence in Jewellery and Goldsmithing and in Ceramics in Kilkenny.

Lustre showcases beautiful pieces designed and made by the most recent graduates of the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland’s Centre of Excellence in Jewellery & Goldsmithing, work in gold, silver, platinum and gemstones. A highlight of the exhibition is an exquisite collection of ten Fabergé-style eggs.

InFlux shows the results of two years of training in all aspects of ceramics skills and design at DCCoI’s Centre of Excellence in Ceramics which is based in Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny. ‘Flux’ in ceramics describes a material that will cause silica, which has a natural melting point of 1700°C, to melt at a lower temperature thus forming ceramic glazes. In general terms, the word ‘flux’ also means continuous change and movement and can be applied to the development of ideas and designs and best describes the diversity of this work.

Admission is free.

farmleigh.ie/event/lustre-and-influx/?instance_id=173

Saturday 06 Oct

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Car Boot Sales – Tallaght

08:00 – 12:00, Sat 06 Oct

Tallaght Stadium, Whitestown Way, Tallaght, Co. Dublin

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

www.irishcarboot.ie/

Festival of Inclusion – Dun Laoghaire

09:00, Sat 06 Oct

Dun Laoghaire (various locations)

From 05-13 Oct the Festival of Inclusion takes place in Dun Laoghaire and the theme is “Our Cultural Heritage: Where the Past Meets the Future”.

Check out the full programme here for all events. Some examples of events are:

Sun 07 Oct – 14:00-16:00: Big Sing in Dun Laoghaire Shopping Centre
Sun 07 Oct – 14:00-16:00: Zumba Party in Kill O’the Grange National School
Mon 08 Oct – 10:30: Dementia Awareness Talk in County Hall Dun Laoghaire
Tue 09 Oct – 10:30-13:00: Safety and Security of Older People – Workshop in Stillorgan Park Hotel
Wed 10 Oct – 19:30: Autism Awareness Talk in County Hall, Dun Laoghaire

There are LOTS more events and most (or maybe even all?) are free. So check out the programme brochure.

Honest2Goodness Food Market

09:30 – 16:00, Sat 06 Oct

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 06 Oct

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 06 Oct

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 06 Oct

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 06 Oct

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 06 Oct

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/

Maritime and History Theme – dls Lexicon Famiy Day

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 06 Oct

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

the dlr Lexicon Library in Dun Laoghaire invites to a Family Day to mark the centenary of the RMS Leinster, the end of WWI and votes for women.

There will be lots of outdoor and indoor events and the full line up is in the downloadable PDF here. Children must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. All events are free.

events.dlrcoco.ie/event/family-day-dlr-lexicon-maritime-and-history-theme

Marlay Park Market

10:00 – 16:00, Sat 06 Oct

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

Sculpture in Context – Exhibition

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 06 Oct

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

Sculpture in Context is back!! It is Ireland’s largest outdoor sculpture exhibition and it is a brilliant exhibition in the beautiful surroundings of the National Botanic Gardens. Some of Ireland’s best artists are showing new work and the sculptures are displayed throughout the gardens, ponds, Great Palm House and Curvilinear Range, with the smaller works exhibited in the in the gallery in the Visitors Centre.

The exhibition will be open form 06 Sept and will run until 19 October.

Admission is free and apart from seeing some very interesting sculptures, it is also fun to go on a “treasure hunt” for these sculptures which are sprinkled throughout the Botanic Gardens.

www.sculptureincontext.com/

Temple Bar Markets

10:00 – 16:30, Sat 06 Oct

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 06 Oct

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 06 Oct

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 06 Oct

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 06 Oct

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

Simon Home 8 km Run

10:30, Sat 06 Oct

Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

The Simon Home Run is a 5 mile (8km) run starting near the Papal Cross and finishing at the entrance to the American Ambassadors Residence, which is also quite near the Papal Cross. The run is a fundraiser for the Simon Community and is therefore not free.

But different to many other (non-free) runs, at this run, the Simon Community and Deutsche Bank are providing children’s entertainment with games and face painting and a magician and there is also an entertainment stage where the U-Band will play a gig. Admission to that part is free.

www.dubsimon.ie/get-involved/our-events/home-run/

Ardagh 150 Open Day

11:00 – 16:00, Sat 06 Oct

National Museum, Kildare Street (Archaeology), Dublin 2

To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the discovery of the Ardagh Chalice and hoard, the Museum of Archaeology is inviting to a day of activities and displays.

Talk to the curators, take part in art activities and meet Vikings, monks and scribes to discover life in Early Medieval Ireland. At the Expert Hot Spots view close up and under the microscope artefacts not normally displayed, and chat to Museum curators and conservators.

Discover how the UCD Centre of Experimental Archaeology has worked with the Museum to research the secrets of the metal working skills. View the new items arising from the work of experimental archaeologists which will be added to the Museum’s education handling collection.

Explore the Museum galleries and meet eight characters from Irish Arms, including scribes, monks and herbalists who will tell you more about the life in Early Medieval Ireland, when the hoard was made and used. Join in the art activities and help decorate the largest ‘Ardagh Chalice’ you will ever see, and take a peep at the winning entries in the display of the Ardagh Chalice Colouring Competition.

Lots of activities on this Open Day!And they are suitable for all ages.

Admission is free.

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=3866

Blackrock Market

11:00 – 17:30, Sat 06 Oct

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/

Dublin Festival of History 2017

11:00 – 20:00, Sat 06 Oct

Dublin (various locations)

The Dublin Festival of History runs from 24 September until 07 October and is brought to you by Dublin’s Libraries and Dublin City. There are more than 140 events and all are free.

On this last weekend, there are lots of History talks in the Printworks Building (former Revenue Commission building) at the lower courtyard of Dublin Castle.

There will be 14 talks in total on Saturday and Sunday and the website below lists them all. Some talks require booking, but most of them don’t and even the ones that require booking MIGHT offer a limited number of walk-up tickets.

The talks will be about the Great Wars in Ireland, History Research, Third Reich, Stalin’s War on Ukraine, Sing for Suffrage, Story of HMS Erebus, Irish Revolution, Russian Romanovs.

The festival website is here with the full programme. There is no downloadable brochure with a full list of events this year, but the website below lists ALL events on Saturday and Sunday.

dublinfestivalofhistory.ie/2018-festival-programme/the-big-weekend/

Fun Palace: Intergenerational Day

11:00 – 15:00, Sat 06 Oct

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

Fun Palaces is an international campaign that places culture at the heart of community and community at the heart of culture, with an annual weekend of events each October.

And this Saturday the very first Fun Palace event will take place in Ireland. Artist Fiona Harrington has been working with textile collective MAGS and Rialto Youth Project to create Ireland’s first Fun Palace.

Come and help create a giant immersive picture of textures and colours, inspired by the exhibition “Roderic O’Conor & the Modern”. Learn something new, share your skills and meet new people.

Admission is free. For all ages and generations.

www.nationalgallery.ie/fun-palace-intergenerational-day

Seamus Heaney: Listen Now Again – Children’s Trail

11:00 – 12:00, Sat 06 Oct

Bank of Ireland Cultural & Heritage Centre, College Green (entrance via Westmoreland Street), Dublin 2

Come to this children’s tour of ‘Listen Now Again’ for Ages 8-12. Children will have the opportunity to discover Seamus Heaney, the poems he wrote and have a fun opportunity to complete their own poetry journal that they can take home.

Booking is required and it obviously is too short notice for this Saturday, but this event will take place every Saturday, so you could alsready book in advance via heaneyexhibition@nli.ie

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

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Sat 06 Oct

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

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

Admission to the gallery and to most events is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on

A Fabulous Market

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 06 Oct

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

This is a Design, Art and Crafts Market with live music and free Tarot readings. It is family friendly.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1999213386807121/

Oktoberfest Dublin 2018

12:00 – 16:00, Sat 06 Oct

George’s Dock, IFSC, Dublin 1

The super popular Oktoberfest Dublin is back and will take place from Fri 14 Sept – Sat 06 Oct. If you like German Beer (Erdinger Beer), German Food (Bratwurst, Haxn (Pigs Knuckles)) and Bavarian Music (Eeek!) after 16:00, then this event is for you!

But be aware that opening times and admission charges have changed substantially again. It once was free, but now you have to pay to be allowed to go there and spend your money for beer and food. Odd, but there are still queues.

So here are the (weirdly complicated) new opening times and rules:
Free Admission: Tues+Wed: 12:00-23:30, Thurs: 12:00-20:00, Fri+Sat: 12:00-16:00, Sun 12:30-16:00+17:00-22:30
NOT free: Thurs: 20:00-23:30 (EUR 8), Fri-Sat: 17:00-23:30 (EUR 12 with EUR 5 meal voucher)
Mondays the Oktoberfest is closed and Fri-Sun the fest is closed from 16:00-17:00

So the best advise is to go on Tuesday, Wednesday or Sunday.

The website ´link is below, but be aware that at the time of writing this, the website was NOT yet updated with the new opening times and rules on all pages. Only the front page was updated. Hopefully it will be fixed before Friday.

oktoberfest-dublin.de

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Sat 06 Oct

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/

Arabic Film: Caramel – Screening

14:00, Sat 06 Oct

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

Dulin Arab Film Festival is taking place and the film “Caramel” will be screened in the Chester Beatty Library.

Caramel tells the stories of six women in Beirut. The women face the tests of love, friendship, marriage and family; all to the sweet backdrop of caramel. Arabic with English subtitles. 2007, PG (95 min).

Admission is free.

cbl.ticketsolve.com/shows/1173589799

Chester Beatty Library – Guided Tour

14:00, Sat 06 Oct

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

Artists Tour of Sculpture in Context

15:15, Sat 06 Oct

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

Meet one of the artists from the “Sculpture in Context” exhibition to gain an insight into Ireland’s largest outdoor and indoor exhibition. The walk will take in a selection of sculptures and last around one hour.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1912514438829048/

St. Mary’s Pro-Cathedral Girl’s Choir

18:00, Sat 06 Oct

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

The St. Mary’s Pro Cathedral not only has a boys choir, but also a girls choir I found out this week. The girls perform every Saturday evening in the vigil mass at 18:00.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/St-Marys-Pro-Cathedral-Girls-Choir-251523458258455/

Rumble in the City – PS4 Competition

19:00 – 22:00, Sat 06 Oct

Central Hotel, Exchequer Street, Dublin 2

In the run up to the Dublin Games Festival, gaming event company Aeonspark Events will bring you RUMBLE IN THE CITY.

It is a competition to become the best of the best at UFC 3 on the PS4 on a 20K Full HD Projected Screen against the exterior of Dublin Business School for everyone to see.

Conor McGregor takes on Khabib Kurmagomedov later that night/morning and this Winner Stays on Competition with loads of prizes will precede the real life event.

www.facebook.com/events/717725831899129/

Take Back the City Social – Music, Spoken Word, Performance

20:00, Sat 06 Oct

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

The housing protest initiative “Take Back the City” is inviting everybody to an evening of performance, poetry, spoken word, music and DJs in the Grand Social.

Admission is free.

The line-up is listed on the website below.

www.thegrandsocial.ie/event/take-back-city-social/

Cult Called Man – Gig

21:00, Sat 06 Oct

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

The band “Cult Called Man” will play a gig in the Harbour Bar.

Admission is free.

theharbourbar.ie/events/1646/cult-called-man/

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Sat 06 Oct

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/

Synk / Dreamy Beast / Slouch – Gig

21:00, Sat 06 Oct

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

Irish Progressive Rock band Synk will play a gig in Sin E.

Support will be provided by Irish Ambient Electronic band “Dreamy Beast” and visceral melodic grungers “Slouch”.

Admission is free.

sin-e.ie/events/synk/

Post Punk Podge & The Technohippies – Gig

22:30, Sat 06 Oct

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Post Punk Podge & The Technohippies will play a gig at midnight in Whelan’s and they will be supported by The Disco Participation Matrix.

Admission is free before 22:30.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/midnight-hour-w-post-punk-podge-the-technohippies/

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Car Boot Sales – Ballymun

08:00 – 13:00, Sun 07 Oct

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

Festival of Inclusion – Dun Laoghaire

09:00, Sun 07 Oct

Dun Laoghaire (various locations)

From 05-13 Oct the Festival of Inclusion takes place in Dun Laoghaire and the theme is “Our Cultural Heritage: Where the Past Meets the Future”.

Check out the full programme here for all events. Some examples of events are:

Sun 07 Oct – 14:00-16:00: Big Sing in Dun Laoghaire Shopping Centre
Sun 07 Oct – 14:00-16:00: Zumba Party in Kill O’the Grange National School
Mon 08 Oct – 10:30: Dementia Awareness Talk in County Hall Dun Laoghaire
Tue 09 Oct – 10:30-13:00: Safety and Security of Older People – Workshop in Stillorgan Park Hotel
Wed 10 Oct – 19:30: Autism Awareness Talk in County Hall, Dun Laoghaire

There are LOTS more events and most (or maybe even all?) are free. So check out the programme brochure.

Belgard Weekend Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 07 Oct

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

Farmleigh House Farmers Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 07 Oct

Farmleigh House, Castleknock end of Phoenix Park, Dublin 15

A Food & Craft Market or Farmer’s Market will take place in Farmleigh House om Sunday. The idea is good, the location is suitable, but the popularity on days when there are no other events in Farmleigh House is well below what would be ideal. And because there are not too many visitors, the market traders also don’t rush to Farmleigh House. So it all could be busier, tbh.

Admission is free.

farmleigh.ie/event/food-craft-market-4/?instance_id=167

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 07 Oct

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 07 Oct

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 07 Oct

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 07 Oct

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/

Sculpture in Context – Exhibition

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 07 Oct

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

Sculpture in Context is back!! It is Ireland’s largest outdoor sculpture exhibition and it is a brilliant exhibition in the beautiful surroundings of the National Botanic Gardens. Some of Ireland’s best artists are showing new work and the sculptures are displayed throughout the gardens, ponds, Great Palm House and Curvilinear Range, with the smaller works exhibited in the in the gallery in the Visitors Centre.

The exhibition will be open form 06 Sept and will run until 19 October.

Admission is free and apart from seeing some very interesting sculptures, it is also fun to go on a “treasure hunt” for these sculptures which are sprinkled throughout the Botanic Gardens.

www.sculptureincontext.com/

Art, Bites, Crafts – Drumcondra Market

10:30 – 15:30, Sun 07 Oct

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 Cart – Workshop – Phoenix Park

11:00 – 12:30, Sun 07 Oct

Phoenix Park Visitor Centre, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

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

The theme for this week’s workshop is “Visit Pumpkins in the Walled Garden”.

The brochure about the events is here.

Dublin Festival of History 2017

11:00 – 20:00, Sun 07 Oct

Dublin (various locations)

The Dublin Festival of History runs from 24 September until 07 October and is brought to you by Dublin’s Libraries and Dublin City. There are more than 140 events and all are free.

On this last weekend, there are lots of History talks in the Printworks Building (former Revenue Commission building) at the lower courtyard of Dublin Castle.

There will be 14 talks in total on Saturday and Sunday and the website below lists them all. Some talks require booking, but most of them don’t and even the ones that require booking MIGHT offer a limited number of walk-up tickets.

The talks will be about the Great Wars in Ireland, History Research, Third Reich, Stalin’s War on Ukraine, Sing for Suffrage, Story of HMS Erebus, Irish Revolution, Russian Romanovs.

The festival website is here with the full programme. There is no downloadable brochure with a full list of events this year, but the website below lists ALL events on Saturday and Sunday.

dublinfestivalofhistory.ie/2018-festival-programme/the-big-weekend/

Dun Laoghaire Market

11:00 – 16:00, Sun 07 Oct

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 07 Oct

Kilkenny Shop, Nassau Street, Dublin 2

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

Admission is free.

www.kilkennyshop.com/restaurant-jazzsundays

Palestrina Choir

11:00, Sun 07 Oct

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 07 Oct

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 07 Oct

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

The Drop-in family workshop at the National Gallery is this week entitled “Dots and Distance”. It will take place in the Maples and Calder Creative Space in the Atrium. Admission is free.

Join artist Susan Farrelly for this workshop inspired by the work of Swiss artist Cuno Amiet and optical mixing techniques.

At this weekly drop-in workshop, 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 workshops are suitable for children of all ages.

www.nationalgallery.ie/drop-family-workshop-dots-and-distance

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Sun 07 Oct

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 07 Oct

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/

Busker Fleadh – Busking Festival

12:00 – 17:00, Sun 07 Oct

Smithfield Plaza, Dublin 7

The Busker Fleadh is a busking music festival on Sunday on Smithfield Plaza. 20 busker will perform for one hour each (at four different pitches) and you, the audience, can chose a winner.

In addition the “Songs in the Key of D” choir will perform at 12:45 and 13:34 and the Wobbly Circus Performers will also contribute.

Admission is free and the festival is suitable for the whole family.The schedule can be found on the website below.

The “Smithfield & Stoneybatter Food Festival” will also happen this weekend (05-07 Oct), but it is celebrated in the premises of local businesses with special menus and tastings etc. A Food Demonstration Tent will however be in Smithfield Plaza at the Busker Fleadh.

buskerfleadh.ie/

Guided Walks – Botanic Gardens

12:00 – 15:30, Sun 07 Oct

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

Every Sunday, the National Botanic Gardens invite to two guided walks. The first one is at 12:00 and the second one at 14:30.

Admission is free.

www.botanicgardens.ie/educ/info.htm

Sunday at Noon – Classical Concerts

12:00 – 13:00, Sun 07 Oct

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

The Sundays at Noon Concert Series continues in the Sculpture Gallery at the Hugh Lane Gallery. This series of free (mainly classical) concerts continues to present the best of Irish and International music and musicians. Concerts run from September to June.

The next concert will feature the Cochlea Duo with Liz Pearse (Liz Pearse – soprano, Chelsea Czuchra – flutes, Lindsay Buffington – harp).

They will perform works by Lindsey Jacobs, George Crumb, Pierce Gradone, Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon, Ursula Mamlok, Ryan Molloy.

www.hughlane.ie/past-sunday-concerts/2303-sundaysnoon-cochlea-duo-with-liz-pearse

The Bernard Shaw Flea Market

12:00 – 17:00, Sun 07 Oct

The Bernard Shaw, 12 Richmond Street South, Dublin 8

The Bernard Shaw Flea Market is back with its October edition. There will be vintage, craft and bric-a-brac, music, pizzas from the Big Blue Bus and the Bernard Shaw Garden Bar.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/237331026937587/

Family Tour – National Gallery

12:30 – 13:15, Sun 07 Oct

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-28

Drop-In Drawing Session – Chester Beatty Library

13:00 – 15:00, Sun 07 Oct

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

This is a Drop in Drawing session in the Chester Betty Library.

Learn drawing techniques, including line drawing, shading perspective and decoration during these relaxed informal sessions. 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/1173589806

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13:00, Sun 07 Oct

Dublin (various locations)

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Astro Boy – Film Screening

14:00, Sun 07 Oct

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

The film “Astro Boy” will be screened on Sunday, A robot created to replace a scientist’s lost son embarks on a space exploration adventure in an attempt to discover his own identity. English, 2009, PG (94 min).

Admission is free.

cbl.ticketsolve.com/shows/1173589868

Dublin Sketchers – Sunday Meet-up

14:00, Sun 07 Oct

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 07 Oct

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

Latin Jazz Brunch

14:30 – 17:00, Sun 07 Oct

TramCafe, Wolfe Tone Square, Jervis Street, Dublin 1

Brazilica will perform Jazz, Soul, Latin & Bossa Nova in the Tram Cafe. Brazilica are Luisa Moreira (Vocals) and Jonathan Batista (Guitar/Vocals).

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/thetramcafedublin

Chester Beatty Library – Guided Tour

15:00, Sun 07 Oct

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

From Barracks to Museum – Tour

15:00 – 15:45, Sun 07 Oct

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

Join this introductory tour to learn about the history of Collins Barracks, from the 1700s to the present day and its transition from Barracks to Museum, taking in some of the highlights from the Museum’s military history or decorative arts exhibitions.

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

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=3847

Irish artists in France in the 19th century – Talk

15:00, Sun 07 Oct

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

The Talk “Irish artists in France in the nineteenth century” with art historian Carmel Coyle will discuss the Irish artists who lived and worked in France in the nineteenth century.

Part of a series of illustrated talks offering artistic and academic perspectives on the Roderic O’Conor and the Moderns exhibition.

Admission is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/irish-artists-france-nineteenth-century

Museum Tour – National Print Museum

15:00 – 16:30, Sun 07 Oct

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

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

www.nationalprintmuseum.ie/guided-tours.html

Sunday Family Sketching – Hugh Lane Gallery

15:00 – 16:00, Sun 07 Oct

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

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

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

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

www.hughlane.ie/childrens-workshops/forthcoming/2285-sunday-sketching-animals-in-motion

The Sinking of the R.M.S. Leinster – Talk

15:00, Sun 07 Oct

Phoenix Park Visitor Centre, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

To commemorate the anniversary of the sinking of the R.M.S. Leinster there will be a talk focusing on the war at sea around Ireland 1914-1918, by Guy Warne.

Admission is free. The programme brochure is here.

A Child’s Life in Wartime Sarajevo

15:30 – 18:00, Sun 07 Oct

Ashling Hotel, 8 Parkgate St, Dublin 8

The Humanist Association of Ireland is inviting to their next meeting at which Zlata Filipovic will talk about her childhood in Wartime Sarajevo.

Zlata Filipovic was born in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. She began keeping a diary at the age of 10, which, when the siege of Sarajevo began, became a record of the war and survival in her city. Zlata’s Diary was an instant international bestseller when first published in 1993. It has since been translated into 36 languages and has been referred to as the Anne Frank’s Diary of the Balkan War.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/312123116041863/

Bal Folk – European Folk Dance Session

16:00 – 19:00, Sun 07 Oct

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

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

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

The event takes place every Sunday in the Cobblestone Pub.

www.facebook.com/groups/balfolkdublin/

The High Leeson – Bluegrass Gig

18:00, Sun 07 Oct

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 07 Oct

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 07 Oct

Arthur’s Pub, 28 Thomas Street, Dublin 8

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

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

www.facebook.com/ArthursPub

Gardiner Street Gospel Choir Mass

19:30 – 20:30, Sun 07 Oct

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

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

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

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

www.gardinerstreetgospelchoir.com

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 00:00, Sun 07 Oct

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

East Coast Jazz Band – Gig

21:00, Sun 07 Oct

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

The East Coast Jazz Band will play Dixieland, Ragtime, New Orleans, Swing, Bossa Nova and traditional Jazz at this gig in Bray.

Admission is free.

theharbourbar.ie/events/1654/east-coast-jazz-band-2/

The Dublin Blues Cartel – Gig

22:30, Sun 07 Oct

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

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

Admission is free.

www.whelanslive.com/

Monday 08 Oct

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Festival of Inclusion – Dun Laoghaire

09:00, Mon 08 Oct

Dun Laoghaire (various locations)

From 05-13 Oct the Festival of Inclusion takes place in Dun Laoghaire and the theme is “Our Cultural Heritage: Where the Past Meets the Future”.

Check out the full programme here for all events. Some examples of events are:

Sun 07 Oct – 14:00-16:00: Big Sing in Dun Laoghaire Shopping Centre
Sun 07 Oct – 14:00-16:00: Zumba Party in Kill O’the Grange National School
Mon 08 Oct – 10:30: Dementia Awareness Talk in County Hall Dun Laoghaire
Tue 09 Oct – 10:30-13:00: Safety and Security of Older People – Workshop in Stillorgan Park Hotel
Wed 10 Oct – 19:30: Autism Awareness Talk in County Hall, Dun Laoghaire

There are LOTS more events and most (or maybe even all?) are free. So check out the programme brochure.

Redline Book Festival

09:00, Mon 08 Oct

South County Dublin (various locations)

The Redline Book Festival will take place in South County Dublin from 08-14 October. There are many events and a good few of them are free but need booking. Have a look through the programme if you are interested: www.redlinebookfestival.ie/programme/

www.redlinebookfestival.ie/

Sculpture in Context – Exhibition

10:00 – 17:00, Mon 08 Oct

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

Sculpture in Context is back!! It is Ireland’s largest outdoor sculpture exhibition and it is a brilliant exhibition in the beautiful surroundings of the National Botanic Gardens. Some of Ireland’s best artists are showing new work and the sculptures are displayed throughout the gardens, ponds, Great Palm House and Curvilinear Range, with the smaller works exhibited in the in the gallery in the Visitors Centre.

The exhibition will be open form 06 Sept and will run until 19 October.

Admission is free and apart from seeing some very interesting sculptures, it is also fun to go on a “treasure hunt” for these sculptures which are sprinkled throughout the Botanic Gardens.

www.sculptureincontext.com/

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Mon 08 Oct

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 08 Oct

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

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

www.ifi.ie/

New Parents’ Tour – National Gallery

14:00 – 15:00, Mon 08 Oct

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

A “New parents’ tour” will take place on Monday. These tours are for parents, guardians and carers of young children and will focus on a selection of highlights in the permanent collection 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.

www.nationalgallery.ie/new-parents-tour-12

Song Cycle – Singer/Songwriter Showcase

20:00, Mon 08 Oct

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 08 Oct

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 08 Oct

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 08 Oct

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 08 Oct

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

Trad Sessions

21:00 – 23:30, Mon 08 Oct

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 08 Oct

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 09 Oct

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Festival of Inclusion – Dun Laoghaire

09:00, Tue 09 Oct

Dun Laoghaire (various locations)

From 05-13 Oct the Festival of Inclusion takes place in Dun Laoghaire and the theme is “Our Cultural Heritage: Where the Past Meets the Future”.

Check out the full programme here for all events. Some examples of events are:

Sun 07 Oct – 14:00-16:00: Big Sing in Dun Laoghaire Shopping Centre
Sun 07 Oct – 14:00-16:00: Zumba Party in Kill O’the Grange National School
Mon 08 Oct – 10:30: Dementia Awareness Talk in County Hall Dun Laoghaire
Tue 09 Oct – 10:30-13:00: Safety and Security of Older People – Workshop in Stillorgan Park Hotel
Wed 10 Oct – 19:30: Autism Awareness Talk in County Hall, Dun Laoghaire

There are LOTS more events and most (or maybe even all?) are free. So check out the programme brochure.

Redline Book Festival

09:00, Tue 09 Oct

South County Dublin (various locations)

The Redline Book Festival will take place in South County Dublin from 08-14 October. There are many events and a good few of them are free but need booking. Have a look through the programme if you are interested: www.redlinebookfestival.ie/programme/

www.redlinebookfestival.ie/

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Tue 09 Oct

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

Seamus Heaney: Listen Now Again Exhibition – Tour

13:00, Tue 09 Oct

Bank of Ireland Cultural & Heritage Centre, College Green (entrance via Westmoreland Street), Dublin 2

A Guided Tour of the “Seamus Heaney: Listen Now Again” Exhibition will take place

+ Every Tuesday from 2 October to 11 December: 13:00-14:00
+ Every Thursday from 04 October in Irish language (the time was oddly not mentioned!)
+ Every Saturday from 6 October to 15 December: 14:30- 15:30

Booking is required via heaneyexhibition@nli.ie because space is limited.

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

Dublin Port and Dockers – Lunchtime Lectures

13:10 – 14:00, Tue 09 Oct

Council Chamber, City Hall, Dame Street, Dublin 2

The 31st series of the Dublin City Hall Lunchtime Lectures will have the theme “Dublin Port and Dockers” and the individual talks are:

02 Oct: A History of Dublin Port from 1707 with Lar Joye, Dublin Port Authority
09 Oct: Dublin Dockers & the Liffey Ferry with Aileen O’Carroll & Declan Byrne
16 Oct: The effects of containerisation on Dublin Port with John ‘Miley’ Walsh (Dublin Dock Workers Preservation Society)
23 Oct: The Red Hand Badge and Buttons: Dublin Port and Trade Unions with Francis Devine
30 October 2018: Dockland Monuments and Plaques with Joe Mooney, East Wall History Group

Admission is free and seats are allocated on first come, first served basis. Doors open at 12:30.

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

A Scene in the Law Courts – Art Talk

13:15 – 13:45, Tue 09 Oct

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

The Pop-up talk “A Scene in the Law Courts” will take place in Room 2 of the Millennium Wing in front of Jean Louis Forain’s painting “A Scene in the Law Courts, c.1900-1910”. Aoife-Marie Buckley will give the talk.

Admission is free.

Pop-up talk

A Scene in the Law Courts

09 October 13.15 – 13.45

Location
Room 2
Admission

Free. No booking required.

Join Aoife-Marie Buckley for a free pop-up talk about Jean Louis Forain’s painting A Scene in the Law Courts, c.1900-1910.

Meet in front of the painting in Room 2 (Millennium Wing).

All welcome!

www.nationalgallery.ie/scene-law-courts

The Dublin Language Exchange – Meetup

19:00, Tue 09 Oct

Czech Inn, Essex Gate, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

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

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

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

The Harbour Ukuleles – Jam

19:00, Tue 09 Oct

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

“The Harbour Ukuleles” is a group of ukulele enthusiasts and they meet every Tuesday in The Harbour Bar in Bray to jam and learn new songs.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/theharbourukuleles/

The Unsettling Story of Horror – Talk

19:00, Tue 09 Oct

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

The Talk “Sleeping With the Lights On: The Unsettling Story of Horror” with Professor Darryl Jones (Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Trinity College Dublin) will take place.

Fear is one of the most primal emotions and one of the hardest to reason with and dispel. So why do we scare ourselves? Delving into the darkest corners of horror literature, films and plays, Darryl Jones explores its monsters and its psychological chills, discussing why horror stories disturb us and how they reflect society’s taboos.

Admission is free.

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

Cult Craic – Cult TV Night

19:30 – 23:00, Tue 09 Oct

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

‘Cult Craic’ is a new Cult TV night in the Grand Social every Tuesday. It will bring all the best tv shows and films to the big screen. Watch all the classics like Black Books, Bottom, Monty Python, Mighty Boosh, Old School, Office Space.

Admission is free and there will even be free sweets and treats.

www.thegrandsocial.ie/event/cult-craic/2018-10-09/

Dublin Bluegrass Collective – Gig

20:00, Tue 09 Oct

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 09 Oct

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 09 Oct

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 09 Oct

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 09 Oct

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 09 Oct

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 09 Oct

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 10 Oct

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Festival of Inclusion – Dun Laoghaire

09:00, Wed 10 Oct

Dun Laoghaire (various locations)

From 05-13 Oct the Festival of Inclusion takes place in Dun Laoghaire and the theme is “Our Cultural Heritage: Where the Past Meets the Future”.

Check out the full programme here for all events. Some examples of events are:

Sun 07 Oct – 14:00-16:00: Big Sing in Dun Laoghaire Shopping Centre
Sun 07 Oct – 14:00-16:00: Zumba Party in Kill O’the Grange National School
Mon 08 Oct – 10:30: Dementia Awareness Talk in County Hall Dun Laoghaire
Tue 09 Oct – 10:30-13:00: Safety and Security of Older People – Workshop in Stillorgan Park Hotel
Wed 10 Oct – 19:30: Autism Awareness Talk in County Hall, Dun Laoghaire

There are LOTS more events and most (or maybe even all?) are free. So check out the programme brochure.

Redline Book Festival

09:00, Wed 10 Oct

South County Dublin (various locations)

The Redline Book Festival will take place in South County Dublin from 08-14 October. There are many events and a good few of them are free but need booking. Have a look through the programme if you are interested: www.redlinebookfestival.ie/programme/

www.redlinebookfestival.ie/

RMS Leinster – Commemoration

10:00, Wed 10 Oct

Grangegorman Cemetery, Blackhorse Avenue, Dublin 7

To commemorate the anniversary of the Sinking of the R.M.S. Leinster, the Office of Public Works is inviting to a wreath laying ceremony and a special tour of Grangegorman Military Cememtery, focusing on the burials from the R.M.S. Leinster disaster.

Meet inside the gates of the cemetery. Admission is free.

The event is listed here.

Drawing Group for Adults – Rua Red

11:00, Wed 10 Oct

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

Victorian Gardening – Tour and Talk

11:00 – 12:30, Wed 10 Oct

Phoenix Park Visitor Centre, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

The last Wednesday Walk for 2018 in Phoenix Park will focus on the Victorian Walled Gardens. This walking tour of the Victorian Walled Kitchen Garden will feature the history and information on the Victorian planting scheme.

Admission is free. The programme brochure is here.

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Wed 10 Oct

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

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

Admission to the gallery and to most events is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Wed 10 Oct

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/

History of Scouting in Donnybrook – Talk

13:00, Wed 10 Oct

Pembroke Library, Anglesea Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

All the Red Ties: A history of Scouting in Donnybrook”

The Group was founded in 1927 and in the 1980s the Donnybrook Scouts opened its doors to women and all sections became mixed. This talk comes in association with the Ballsbridge, Donnybrook and Sandymount Historical Society. It is presented by Dermot Lacey.

Admission is free, but booking is required via 01-6689575

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

Interpreting the Art of the Ardagh Chalice – Talk

13:00 – 13:45, Wed 10 Oct

National Museum, Kildare Street (Archaeology), Dublin 2

“Interpreting the Art of the Ardagh Chalice” is a talk with Dr Niamh Whitfield.

The Ardagh chalice, adorned with a tremendous variety of patterns, is one of the finest pieces of metalwork ever produced in Ireland. It is commonly assumed that these patterns are merely decorative, but this talk will show that they are in fact rich in Christian symbolism.

Admission is free, but booking is required via educationarch@museum.ie or 01 6486 332. Suitable from Age 14

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=3867

Music Rhythm and Drumming Workshop

13:00 – 15:00, Wed 10 Oct

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

A Music Rhythm and Drumming Workshop will take place in the Music Library of the Central Library.

Neil Dowling from Drum Nature hosts this interactive music workshop featuring different drums and percussion instruments from around the world. Discover music and learn to express yourself by exploring different drums and West African rhythms in this highly creative and entertaining workshop. Drums will be provided. Suitable for all levels and no previous experience neccessary.

Admission is free, but booking is required 01-8734333

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

Irish National War Memorial Gardens – Guided Tour

14:00, Wed 10 Oct

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/

Irish folk medicine past and present – Talk

19:00, Wed 10 Oct

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

The Folklore Society of Ireland is inviting to the talk “In Search of the cure: Irish folk medicine past and present” with Bairbre Ní Fhloinn (School Of Irish, Celtic, Folklore & Linguistics, UCD).

Admission is free.

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

Jules Maxwell & Deleyaman – Concert

19:00, Wed 10 Oct

Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, 5-9 Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Temple Bar Gallery + Studios are inviting to an evening concert by composer and songwriter Jules Maxwell who is returning to Ireland for a series of performances accompanied by multi-instrumental Normandy-based trio, Deleyaman. Combining Maxwell’s background in theatre, dance and balladeering with Deleyaman’s enigmatic range of musical influences, their performances draw from a vast array of genres and sounds including post-punk, cold wave, Anatolian minstrels, psychedelia, minimalism, and ethereal soundscapes.

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

www.eventbrite.ie/e/jules-maxwell-deleyaman-concert-tickets-50406787057

Wednesday Jazz – Music Cafe

19:30 – 22:00, Wed 10 Oct

The Music Cafe, 1 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

The Music Cafe House Trio (Daniel Rorke (sax), Cormac O’Brien (bass) and Matthew Jacobson(drums)) will play a weekly Jazz gig every Wednesday 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 10 Oct

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 10 Oct

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 10 Oct

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 10 Oct

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 10 Oct

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 10 Oct

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 10 Oct

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 10 Oct

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 10 Oct

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 11 Oct

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Festival of Inclusion – Dun Laoghaire

09:00, Thu 11 Oct

Dun Laoghaire (various locations)

From 05-13 Oct the Festival of Inclusion takes place in Dun Laoghaire and the theme is “Our Cultural Heritage: Where the Past Meets the Future”.

Check out the full programme here for all events. Some examples of events are:

Sun 07 Oct – 14:00-16:00: Big Sing in Dun Laoghaire Shopping Centre
Sun 07 Oct – 14:00-16:00: Zumba Party in Kill O’the Grange National School
Mon 08 Oct – 10:30: Dementia Awareness Talk in County Hall Dun Laoghaire
Tue 09 Oct – 10:30-13:00: Safety and Security of Older People – Workshop in Stillorgan Park Hotel
Wed 10 Oct – 19:30: Autism Awareness Talk in County Hall, Dun Laoghaire

There are LOTS more events and most (or maybe even all?) are free. So check out the programme brochure.

Redline Book Festival

09:00, Thu 11 Oct

South County Dublin (various locations)

The Redline Book Festival will take place in South County Dublin from 08-14 October. There are many events and a good few of them are free but need booking. Have a look through the programme if you are interested: www.redlinebookfestival.ie/programme/

www.redlinebookfestival.ie/

Sculpture in Context – Exhibition

10:00 – 17:00, Thu 11 Oct

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

Sculpture in Context is back!! It is Ireland’s largest outdoor sculpture exhibition and it is a brilliant exhibition in the beautiful surroundings of the National Botanic Gardens. Some of Ireland’s best artists are showing new work and the sculptures are displayed throughout the gardens, ponds, Great Palm House and Curvilinear Range, with the smaller works exhibited in the in the gallery in the Visitors Centre.

The exhibition will be open form 06 Sept and will run until 19 October.

Admission is free and apart from seeing some very interesting sculptures, it is also fun to go on a “treasure hunt” for these sculptures which are sprinkled throughout the Botanic Gardens.

www.sculptureincontext.com/

Grangegorman Military Cemetery – Tour

11:00, Thu 11 Oct

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 11 Oct

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

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13:00, Thu 11 Oct

Dublin (various locations)

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WWI Ireland: Public Tour

14:00, Thu 11 Oct

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

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

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

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

Egyptian travels of Lady Harriet Kavanagh – Talk

18:00 – 19:00, Thu 11 Oct

National Museum, Kildare Street (Archaeology), Dublin 2

“Enough Danger to Make it a Very Exciting Business” is the title of this talk about the Egyptian travels of Lady Harriet Kavanagh by Emmet Jackson (Archaeology Department, Exeter University). Meet Lady Harriet and other fascinating Irish characters travelling and collecting antiquaries in Egypt during the 18th and 19th centuries.

Using newly transcribed family letters and diary entries, along with sketches and paintings, this talk will trace her journey from Alexandria to the third Cataract. It will examine the ancient artefacts she amassed – now part of the museum’s Egyptian collection – and compare Harriet to contemporary female travellers.

Admission is free, but booking is required via educationarch@museum.ie or 01 6486 334. Suitable for adults.

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=3868

Jazz Club at Sweetman’s – Gig

18:00 – 20:00, Thu 11 Oct

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 11 Oct

Little Museum of Dublin, 15 St Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2

Every Thursday the Little Museum of Dublin waives their admission charges for two guided tours thanks to sponsorship from Guinness. The first tour is at 18:00 and the second tour is at 19:00. Make sure that you are there at least 10 minutes before the start of the tour to get one of the limited places.

The Little Museum of Dublin has a fascinating collection of artefacts from the last 100 years Dublin’s history.

On other days and other times, admission is EUR 10 for adults and admission is by guided tour only.

www.littlemuseum.ie/

Evening Tour – National Gallery

18:30 – 19:15, Thu 11 Oct

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-40

Start or Grow your Business – Business Lectures

18:30 – 20:00, Thu 11 Oct

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

Twice every year, the Central Library together with the Local Enterprise Office in Dublin City are running a series of six free Business Lectures for everybody who wants to start or grow a business. The lectures will cover subjects such as the characteristics needed to run and fund your business. Digital marketing strategies and writing business plans will also be included.

The next series will take place on Thursdays from 18:30-20:00 between 20 Sept and 25 Oct.

Admission is free, but booking is required via 01-8733996 or businesslibrary@dublincity.ie. All topics and speakers are listed on the website below and to make it easier for you, they are also here:

20 Sep: Becoming a Successful Entrepreneur – How You Can Create and Produce Ideas
27 Sep: Creating the best Business Plan for your Business
04 Oct: Market Research Skills – What You Need To Do To Be Successful
11 Oct: Managing your Online Presence – Having A Digital Plan To Help You Increase Sales
18 Oct: Financial Support and Grants for Entrepreneurs
25 Oct: Essential Supports and Services for Entrepreneurs – Who’s Out There To Help You

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

New to Dublin? Dublin Expats Meeting

19:00, Thu 11 Oct

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 11 Oct

Ryan’s, 19 Store Street, Dublin 1

The Thursday Night Board Gaming event is running for more than 10 years already and it is a weekly event for all Board Game enthusiasts. But even if you are a Board Game newbie, you are welcome. Just come along! More information can be found here: www.meetup.com/IrishGamesAssociation/

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/IGAGamesNights/

Table Quiz Thursday – Grand Social

20:00 – 23:00, Thu 11 Oct

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

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

Admission is free.

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

Singer Songwriter Night – Mother Reilly’s

21:00, Thu 11 Oct

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

Spiritriders – Gig

21:00, Thu 11 Oct

Leeson Lounge, 148 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4

Spiritriders will play a gig in the Leeson Lounge.

Admission is free.

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

Brady’s Fun Pub Quiz

21:30, Thu 11 Oct

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 11 Oct

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 11 Oct

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 11 Oct

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 11 Oct

Woolshed Bar & Grill, Parnell Street, Dublin 1

The Woolshed Karaoke is happening every Thursday from 21:30. Anyone can participate! Admission is free.

www.woolshedbaa.com/dublin/

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Festival of Inclusion – Dun Laoghaire

09:00, Fri 12 Oct

Dun Laoghaire (various locations)

From 05-13 Oct the Festival of Inclusion takes place in Dun Laoghaire and the theme is “Our Cultural Heritage: Where the Past Meets the Future”.

Check out the full programme here for all events. Some examples of events are:

Sun 07 Oct – 14:00-16:00: Big Sing in Dun Laoghaire Shopping Centre
Sun 07 Oct – 14:00-16:00: Zumba Party in Kill O’the Grange National School
Mon 08 Oct – 10:30: Dementia Awareness Talk in County Hall Dun Laoghaire
Tue 09 Oct – 10:30-13:00: Safety and Security of Older People – Workshop in Stillorgan Park Hotel
Wed 10 Oct – 19:30: Autism Awareness Talk in County Hall, Dun Laoghaire

There are LOTS more events and most (or maybe even all?) are free. So check out the programme brochure.

Redline Book Festival

09:00, Fri 12 Oct

South County Dublin (various locations)

The Redline Book Festival will take place in South County Dublin from 08-14 October. There are many events and a good few of them are free but need booking. Have a look through the programme if you are interested: www.redlinebookfestival.ie/programme/

www.redlinebookfestival.ie/

Sculpture in Context – Exhibition

10:00 – 17:00, Fri 12 Oct

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

Sculpture in Context is back!! It is Ireland’s largest outdoor sculpture exhibition and it is a brilliant exhibition in the beautiful surroundings of the National Botanic Gardens. Some of Ireland’s best artists are showing new work and the sculptures are displayed throughout the gardens, ponds, Great Palm House and Curvilinear Range, with the smaller works exhibited in the in the gallery in the Visitors Centre.

The exhibition will be open form 06 Sept and will run until 19 October.

Admission is free and apart from seeing some very interesting sculptures, it is also fun to go on a “treasure hunt” for these sculptures which are sprinkled throughout the Botanic Gardens.

www.sculptureincontext.com/

The Story of the Capital – Exhibition in Dublin City Hall

10:00 – 17:15, Fri 12 Oct

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

Open House Dublin

11:00, Fri 12 Oct

Dublin (various locations)

The yearly Open House Dublin event is organised by the Irish Architecture Foundation and it gives you an opportunity to visit buildings that you normally would never get access to on a guided tour that focuses on the architecture of the building and the reasons behind why it was build the way it is.

Open House Dublin starts already on Friday with a small number of tours/locations and the main days follow on Saturday and Sunday.

Admission is free to all buildings and a full list of participating venues can be found here: www.openhousedublin.com/index.php/listings

Some of the venues gave out tickets on a lottery basis only and the tickets are all given out now. Many other locations are running tours throughout the day and while you might have to queue for a little you will get in – unless you arrive too late in the day.

I strongly recommend this event, it is really great to get a chance to explore some of Dublin’s (iconic) buildings and to hear why the architects did what they did.

openhousedublin.com

Ardagh 150th Anniversary Tour

11:30 – 12:15, Fri 12 Oct

National Museum, Kildare Street (Archaeology), Dublin 2

To celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the finding of the Ardagh Chalice, join on this special tour of Treasury Exhibition exploring Ireland’s most famous and iconic object. Learn about the people of early medieval Ireland, the influence of the coming of Christianity to Ireland in the 5th century and how the Ardagh Chalice, among other fine metal objects, were made and designed.

Admission is free. Meet at Reception where places wil be allocated on a first come first served basis. Irish Sign Language interpretation will be provided for this tour. Suitable from Age 7.

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=3869

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Fri 12 Oct

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

Zurich Portrait Prize – Art Talk

13:15 – 13:45, Fri 12 Oct

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

Valerie Moffat will talk about the portraits shortlisted for this year’s Zurich Portrait Prize. The talk will be in Room 23.

Admission is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/zurich-portrait-prize

Arbour Hill Cemetery Tour

14:00, Fri 12 Oct

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/

Lulu Kumama – Jazz in TramCafe

17:30 – 20:00, Fri 12 Oct

TramCafe, Wolfe Tone Square, Jervis Street, Dublin 1

The TramCafe is the venue for Dublin’s only after work Jazz event on a Friday. Lulu Kumama will perform Jazz & Soul Standards wth a Funky Twist.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/thetramcafedublin

Cornucopia – Live Music

19:30 – 21:30, Fri 12 Oct

Cornucopia Café & Restaurant, 19/20 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

Cornucopia Café & Restaurant host live music three evenings a week (Thurs, Fri and Sat). The restaurant is a Wholefood & Vegetarian Restaurant and is open until 22:15.
+ Every second Thursday N.C Lawlor, a songwriter, session player and troubadour plays a mix of country, bluegrass & blues from 19:30-21:30.
+ Every Friday (19:30-21:30) Junshi Murakami plays Irish Harp.
+ Every Saturday (19:30-21:30) Nollaig Mann plays a collection of popular and jazz classics.

www.cornucopia.ie

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Fri 12 Oct

Stillorgan Orchard, The Hill, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin

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

www.stillorganorchard.com/specials/

Shy Mascot / Damola – Gig

21:00, Fri 12 Oct

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

Shy Mascot will play funk, jazz and hip-hop. They will be supported by Damola.

Admission is free.

sin-e.ie/events/shy-mascot-damola/

The Ben Prevo Band – Gig

21:00, Fri 12 Oct

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

Ben Prevo and band will play a gig with country and psychedelia to blues and funk and jazzy flavours.

Admission is free.

theharbourbar.ie/events/1661/the-ben-prevo-band/

Events Coming Up

Love Scenes – Love in 21st Century Ireland in Words and Music

Fri 12 Oct – 20:00-22:00

Farmleigh House, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

This event is an evening of words and music about love in 21st Century Ireland. What has changed for the better in the last two decades, what for the worse? What more needs to be done? And what is love anyway?

Featuring the work of two award-winning dramatists Philip St John and Phillip McMahon and conversations with celebrated American feminist writer Jessa Crispin and Senator Ivana Bacik, plus a torch-song trio led by one of Ireland’s premier jazz musicians Ronan Guilfoyle.

Admission is free, but booking is required via the link here. Doors open at 19:00 and refreshments are available.

Dublin Mountains Partnership – Guided Walks

07 October

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 only walks for October that is currently announced is on 07 Oct. More might be announced.

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

Not free, but interesting nevertheless:

Dublin Podcast Festival 26 Sept – 17 Oct

Dublin Theatre Festival 27 Sept – 14 Oct

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Budget Day is coming…on soft slippers!

On Tuesday 09 Oct, the Budget for Ireland for 2019 will be announced. In previous years the media was whipping their readers into a frenzy about what will be increased and what will be decreased and lots of interest groups warned the government about the terrible consequences of the new budget unless they turn it around in time before Tuesday.

But it seems to me that this year the Budget Day is coming on soft slippers. There seems to be a lot less noise about the announcement on Tuesday than in previous years. It could be that it is just my perception, but it also could be that it is quieter because everyone knows that we can’t excpect much (good) from the budget, but that it also won’t be tooo bad.

Yes, Cigarettes prices will most likely go up again. Not for health reasons, but just to get taxes.

Petrol and Diesel prices will probably go up as well (and you should fill up your car before midnight on Tuesday if you want to avoid the price hike for the last time).

The 9% VAT rate for the hopsitality sector (hotels and restaurants) will probably go up and that will have a definite bad effect on your pocket if you ever eat out! The restaurants will ALL increase their prices the moment the VAT increase takes effect and the increase will never be limited to the actual VAT increase, but will be generously rounded up. (A 2% increase of that VAT rate should increase a EUR 20 dinner only by 40 cent, but I bet most restaurants will addat least EUR 1 to the price!)

Income tax might fall a bit, but the other tax increases will most likely eat all the savings so that you end up with just a handful of Euro more in your pocket.

DIRT (Deposit Interest Retention Tax), that’s the tax on the interest you earn for your savings, will go down, but that is just part of a many year plan of reducing it, so nothing new. And the Property Tax might go down a tiny bit.

Nothing overly exciting! Maybe that is the reason for the reduced media hype!?

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