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Dublin Event Guide 595: Armistice Events, Science Week 2018, Printfest, Dublin Book Festival

DEG Dublin Event Guide (for free events)

No. 595 | 09 November 2018

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Hi all!

After last week’s surprisingly early arrival of the Dublin Event Guide, this week it is late again and I know now for pretty certain, that this can’t be easily changed UNLESS I give up my day job. If there is a BIG sponsor hiding behind a bush and waiting for me to ask, NOW would be a good time to come forward and declare your great intentions. :-)

On the events end of the business: Lot’s of events, but no really big ones. Mind you the Science Week is happening this week and there are a whole range of free events. So I’d say you find something easy enough! Enjoy!

The fund raising to pay for the bills is not looking good at all and has not recovered the bill now stands at a total of EUR 305, which means that the October bill is still not paid. :-O This makes it extremely difficult to continue the Dublin Event Guide. If you can support the Dublin Event Guide, especially if you have never before done so, I would appreciate your help. I am suggesting a very fair EUR 12 for the year, that’s just 23 cent per Dublin Event Guide Edition or just about 2 pints for 52 (!) editions of the Dublin Event Guide! That’s not much if you think about how much value the Dublin Event Guide brings you every week! Higher and lower donations are also appreciated! Every Euro counts!

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

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

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

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

And here is the second area where you can help: Without you spreading the word we would have never reached 24,000 subscribers and 80,000 Facebook Likes. Send your friends to www.dublineventguide.com where they can subscribe as well.

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

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

Have an event-full weekend and week,

–Joerg

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Feel good slot

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

This week’s Feel Good Slot quote is one that spoke to me:

Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end. – Seneca.

Everything that has started will come to an end at SOME point after the start, Without ends, there won’t be any new beginnings, though! So we should endorse the ends as new opportunities.

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Support

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

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

Last week Jutta B-S, Mary P, Ann M, Roberta B and Aisling B 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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In the last 12 months the following wonderful people have sponsored this Dublin Event Guide:
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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.

Science Week is the big event this week and at the end of the week, there will also be the Dublin Book Festival.

I will be at the Remembrance Run in Phoenix Park where we will sing with the Gardiner Street Gospel Choir and then the singing continues at 19:30 in Gardiner Street Church in case you are interested.

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Competitions

Release Your Voice – Singing Workshop – Winner

Sunday 11 November – 11:00-17:30
The Lab, Foley Street, Dublin 1

Professional Singer and Vocal Coach Joan Shields is running a full day workshop in singing techniques entitled “Release Your Voice”. This highly enjoyable and intensive workshop will show you how to get the most out of your voice. It is suitable for all styles of music from Popular to Operatic, Jazz, Traditional, Musical Theatre etc. and all levels of singer from beginner/non-singer to professional. It will also benefit public speakers and actors in their projection and delivery.

You will learn how to develop and gain control over your voice; extend your pitch -range, improve your timbre, intonation and power; sing in a healthy way for your voice; be a more versatile and expressive singer; communicate/interpret a song and perform with confidence. And you will have the opportunity to work individually with Joan on the song of your choice.

The fee for the full day of training is EUR 70 and if you tell Joan at the time of booking that you found out about the course in the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events), you will even only pay EUR 60. – Book your place via 086-3844527 or via freeyourvoice@outlook.com now!

Joan made one place on her course available for a Dublin Event Guide readers and the lucky winner is Aine Gray. Congratulations!!

www.facebook.com/events/352687808831320/

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Home Deliveries from McDonalds – What you were waiting for!

Have you ever been at home and suddenly you are thinking: “I would love some soggy, semi-cold chips from McDonalds now together with a luke-warm Big Mac and a half-melted McFlurry!!” Yes? You know exactly what I am talking about!? ;-)

Great news for you! In partnership with UberEats, the McDelivery services is available in Dublin since 08 Nov (as long as you live within 1.5 miles of a McDonald’s restaurant). So your dreams can come true now! Enjoy! :-)

National Museum now open 7 days per week

The National Museum has announced that from 22 October they will now also open on Mondays. The opening hours on Mondays are shorter than on other weekdays, but it is great that visitors will now be able to visit the four National Museum sites seven days a week. The new opening hours are:

Sun+Mon 13:00-17:00 / Tue – Sat 10:00-17:00

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Facebook is making a BIG statement in Dublin

Facebook has announced on Thursday that they will buy the complete campus of the former AIB Bank Centre in Ballsbridge, opposite the RDS. This is a huge office complex that consists of approx. 9 big buildings around a plaza. The amount of money they are paying for it has not been revealed, but indications are that it is in the region of hundreds of millions.

Facebook currently has around 2000 employees in Dublin and that number could grow to around 7,000 (if I interpret the article on RTE.ie correctly) at the new site. Renovations are required at the former AIB Bank Centre, so Facebook employees won’t start to move in for a while and will then move there from the current locations over 3-4 years.

Opportunities

The former “Opportunities” section is now the place where the weekly event map from Energia was featured, but this map is now going into hibernation until spring.

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.

Prix Pictet Space – Photography Exhibition

16 Nov – 20 Jan (Tue-Sat: 11:00-18:00, Sun+Mon: 13:00-18:00)

Gallery of Photography, Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

The theme for the seventh cycle of the Prix Pictet is Space. Prix Pictet is a global photography prize and the 12 shortlisted photographers explore marine pollution, migration, overpopulation and the planet’s great wilderness.

Admission is free. The launch is happening on Thurs 15 Nov from 17:00-22:00 and you are invited to that as well.

www.facebook.com/events/164517484228340/

Irish Astronomical Society – Exhibition in Phoenix Park

01-30 November

Phoenix Park Visitor Centre, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

There will be an exhibition by the Irish Astronomical Society at the Phoenix Park Visitor Centre in November.

Admission is free.

www.phoenixpark.ie/event/irish-astronomical-society/?instance_id=3741

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 10 Nov

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Car Boot Sales – Tallaght

08:00 – 12:00, Sat 10 Nov

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/

Honest2Goodness Food Market

09:30 – 16:00, Sat 10 Nov

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 10 Nov

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 10 Nov

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 10 Nov

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 10 Nov

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 – 16:00, Sat 10 Nov

Jamestown Market, 90 Jamestown Road, Inchicore, Dublin 8

Jamestown Flea Market + Car Boot Sale takes place every Sat+Sun from 10:00-16:00. (Come early, though! It seems that traders already start packing up around 15:30.) You can reach the market from Tyrconnell Road and from Kylemore Road and it is within 3 min from Black Horse stop on the red Luas line. There is free parking.

www.jamestownmarket.com/

Marlay Park Market

10:00 – 16:00, Sat 10 Nov

Marlay Park, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16

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

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

Temple Bar Markets

10:00 – 16:30, Sat 10 Nov

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

The Story of the Capital – Exhibition in Dublin City Hall

10:00 – 17:15, Sat 10 Nov

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 10 Nov

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 10 Nov

Arts and Business Campus, 40 Drumcondra Road Lower

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

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

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/abcdrumcondramarket

Blackrock Market

11:00 – 17:30, Sat 10 Nov

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/

Valkyrie Comic and Craft Con

11:00 – 18:00, Sat 10 Nov

Generator Hostel, Smithfield Square, Dublin 7

The Valkyrie Comic and Craft Con is Ireland’s first female-led comic convention and it will take place on Saturday in the Generator Hostel.

There will be Cosplay, a Song Writing Workshop, an Open Mic from 13:00-15:00, music throughout the day from Ukulele’s to Brass and lots more. The Facebook Page below lists the different things under the discussion tab.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/176790696299290/

World War I stories from the National Gallery

11:00 – 16:00, Sat 10 Nov

90 Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

The special event “Perspectives: World War I stories from the National Gallery of Ireland” is an opportunity to visit a new exhibition of material, highlighting stories of World War I in the Sir Denis Mahon Reading Room at No. 90 Merrion Square West.

Coinciding with the centenary of the armistice which ended Word War I in November 1918, the material on display gives an insight into artistic and social life of this important time. The exhibition also features, for the first time in Ireland, sketchbooks by Bice Visconti (1883-1962), an Italian artist who volunteered with the Italian Red Cross.

Access to this exhibition is normally by appointment only, but it will be open for walk-ins on Saturday 10 November and Sunday 11 November. (If you want to make an appointment to view the exhibition on another day, contact library@ngi.ie or call 01 6633546.)

www.nationalgallery.ie/perspectives-world-war-i-stories-national-gallery-ireland-0

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Sat 10 Nov

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

Dublin Food Co-op – Opening

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 10 Nov

Dublin Food Co-op, 1 Kilmainham Square, Inchicore Road, Dublin 8

The Dublin Food Co-op will open their new shop on Saturday. It is just a normal shop in Kilmainham with no room for any of the markets like the old location at Newmarket Square provided. For that reason, after the launch there is probably not much to report here about the Food Co-op anymore. It was great while it lasted, but at least as far as events are concerned, a new chapter will begin now. Good luck Food Co-op people! ;-)

There will be some surprises and kids entertainment at the opening event.

www.facebook.com/events/2236461743306300/

Inti macy – Science Gallery Exhibition

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 10 Nov

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

The current exhibition in the Science Gallery is called “Inti macy” and it will run from 19 October until 24 February. (You probably see that there is a space in the middle of the exhibition title. That is to trick any spam filter that doesn’t like too private or personal words. In the following text I will use “Personal Connection” as a replacement title.)

The exhibition is looking at Personal Space and Personal Connection. What does it mean to be connected? And what really is connection? Can we connect virtually or does it have to be real?

Some of the most interesting exhibits are:

+ Companion Cat and Robot Flatmate
+ Hello Machine, a phone system for spontaneous conversations with strangers
+ Measure your Personal Space
+ A virtual reality system that allows visitors to experience the world through the eyes and body of another person.

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

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

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

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

Admission is free.

dublin.sciencegallery.com/intimacy/

World War I Remembrance Tour

12:30, Sat 10 Nov

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

To mark Armistice Day, join this free tour highlighting stories of WWI in the collection.

The tours will take place on Saturday at 12:30 + 14:30 and Sunday at 11:30 + 12:30 + 13:30.

Admission is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/wwi-remembrance-tour-0

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Sat 10 Nov

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

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

www.ifi.ie/

The National Library’s History & Heritage – Tour

13:00, Sat 10 Nov

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

The guided tour “The National Library’s History & Heritage” will take on Saturday.

Explore the Library’s rich architectural history and heritage. The tour begins in the main hall of the Library and includes a visit to the Library’s iconic reading room.

Admission is free.

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

Chester Beatty Library – Guided Tour

14:00, Sat 10 Nov

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

Revolting Rhymes – Film Screening

14:00, Sat 10 Nov

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

The film “Revolting Rhymes” will be screened in the Chester Beatty library.

Based on the classic rhymes by Roald Dahl and illustrated by Quentin Blake the Chester Beatty is proud to present the story of Snow White and Little Red Riding Hood and what happened to them when the Big Bad Wolf hatches a clever and calculating plan of revenge. English. 2016, PG (60 min).

Admission is free. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

cbl.ticketsolve.com/shows/1173589826

Floats in the Aether – Amanda Coogan – Performance

14:30 – 15:15, Sat 10 Nov

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

“Floats in the Aether” is a performance by Amanda Coogan and students of Loreto High School Beaufort.

On the centenary of the parliamentary vote for women in Ireland, and the election of Constance Markievicz as the first woman to the Parliament of the United Kingdom, artist Amanda Coogan was invited to create a new artwork at the National Gallery of Ireland.

Floats in the Aether is a large-scale performance comprising a series of events involving over 100 women and girls of different backgrounds and social contexts. In each event, Coogan will lead a silent, slow-moving, choreographed procession through the historic rooms of the National Gallery.

Admission is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/floats-aether-amanda-coogan-1

St. Mary’s Pro-Cathedral Girl’s Choir

18:00, Sat 10 Nov

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. 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/

Dysfunktional – Gig

20:30, Sat 10 Nov

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

Dysfunktional is an 8 piece funk band with lots of brass and playing funky riffs so that you can keep groovin all night long.

Admission is free.

sin-e.ie/events/dysfunktional/

Drive in Music Club – Gig

21:00, Sat 10 Nov

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

The “Drive in Music Club” are playing Funk, Soul and Blues in the Harbour Bar.

Admission is free.

theharbourbar.ie/events/1784/drive-in-music-club/

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Sat 10 Nov

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/

Alex Jordan & Co – Gig

22:30, Sat 10 Nov

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Alex Jordan & Company are a Country Rock band from Dublin and they will play a gig in Whelan’s.

Admission is free before 22:30

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/midnight-hour-w-alex-jordan-co-2/

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Car Boot Sales – Ballymun

08:00 – 13:00, Sun 11 Nov

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

Armistice Day Centenary Commemoration

08:30, Sun 11 Nov

Glasnevin Cemetery, Finglas Road, Dublin 11

The official Armisitice Commemoration in Ireland will take place at Glasnevin Cemetery from 09:00-11:00. The ceremony will include unveiling of Victoria Cross commemorative plaques and wreath-laying ceremonies. Michael D Higgins will be there. Armistice Day commemorates the end of Word War I in 1918.

Free tickets are available for this event and there is no access without a ticket. But you will have to be there at 08:45 at the very latest, otherwise no access will be granted. You have to show the ticket e-mail AND a form of ID and there are a few other rules on the ticket booking page that you have to adhere to. The link for booking tickets is below.

www.glasnevinmuseum.ie/_shop/armstice-day-2018.cfm

Science Week 2018

09:00, Sun 11 Nov

Dublin (various locations)

Science Week 2018 will take place from 11-18 November and it will come with a number of free events in various locations around Dublin. All events are listed at www.sfi.ie/events/ but then you have th change the parameters for your search on the left. Choose Dublin then scroll down to the bottom of the page, choose for Audience “adults, children, families, General Public” and then for Admission only choose “free”.

There are approx. 42 free events in Dublin and I TRIED to include at least the most interesting ones in this Dublin Event Guide, but the interface for the search is sooo clumsy and awkward that it is a pain to gather the details for numerous events. So you will have to check yourself unfortunately. I blame the organisers (Science Foundation Ireland) for the bad website. ;-)

Here are some event headlines to tempt you:

Science of Confidence
Printfest – Museum Demonstration Day
Art in Mind
The Science of Star Wars with Jon Chase
How UCD are building Ireland’s first ever Satellite
VACCINES: HEALTH, TRUST AND EVIDENCE
Decoding Cancer: Why Believe in Science
Healing through Art – Whisper & Beyond
Let’s Go To The Moon – Apollo 11
My Thesis in a Comic Strip

www.sfi.ie/engagement/science-week/

Belgard Weekend Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 11 Nov

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

Craft Festival 2018 – Dun Laoghaire

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 11 Nov

Royal Marine Hotel, Marine Road, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

A Craft Festival with over 60 stands with products made in Ireland will take place in Dun Laoghaire,

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/2087253751530834/

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 16:00, Sun 11 Nov

Jamestown Market, 90 Jamestown Road, Inchicore, Dublin 8

Jamestown Flea Market + Car Boot Sale takes place every Sat+Sun from 10:00-16:00. (Come early, though! It seems that traders already start packing up around 15:30.) You can reach the market 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 11 Nov

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 11 Nov

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 11 Nov

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/

Art, Bites, Crafts – Drumcondra Market

10:30 – 15:30, Sun 11 Nov

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

Armistice Events @ St. Patrick’s Cathedral

11:00, Sun 11 Nov

St. Patrick’s Cathedral, St. Patrick’s Close, Dublin 8

The end of World War I will be commemorated in St Patrick’s Cathedral with a silence at 11:00 and an official wreath-laying during Choral Evensong at 15:15.

Admission is free.

Dun Laoghaire Market

11:00 – 16:00, Sun 11 Nov

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 11 Nov

Kilkenny Shop, Nassau Street, Dublin 2

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

Admission is free.

www.kilkennyshop.com/restaurant-jazzsundays

Liffey Cycle – Protest

11:00 – 12:00, Sun 11 Nov

Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2

The Dublin Cycling Campaigh is running their monthly cycle along Dublin’s Quays to protest against the lack of progress on the Liffey Cycle Route. The Liffey Cycle Route was announced in 2011 with a planned completion in 2017, but a final design for the route has still not been chosen.

To mark the 7th anniversary of the announcement there will be a “Birthday Party” on Grand Canal Square including giant birthday cake.

www.facebook.com/events/249413289072735/

New to You Designer Fashion Sale

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 11 Nov

RDS (Concert Hall), Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

A “New to You Designer Fashion Sale” in aid of St. Michael’s House will take place on Sunday in the RDS.

Last year over EUR45,000 was raised and used to help St Michael’s House upgrade their facilities for people with special needs. The sale is known for having incredible designer pieces selling for a fraction of their original price and this year is no exception. Some of the pieces turning heads this year include Jimmy Choos, Stella McCartney leather bag, Christian Dior and Simone Rocha Dresses and Chanel high tops.

There will also be fashion shows and auctions.

www.facebook.com/Newtoyoufashionsale/

Palestrina Choir

11:00, Sun 11 Nov

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 11 Nov

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

World War I stories from the National Gallery

11:00 – 16:00, Sun 11 Nov

90 Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

The special event “Perspectives: World War I stories from the National Gallery of Ireland” is an opportunity to visit a new exhibition of material, highlighting stories of World War I in the Sir Denis Mahon Reading Room at No. 90 Merrion Square West.

Coinciding with the centenary of the armistice which ended Word War I in November 1918, the material on display gives an insight into artistic and social life of this important time. The exhibition also features, for the first time in Ireland, sketchbooks by Bice Visconti (1883-1962), an Italian artist who volunteered with the Italian Red Cross.

Access to this exhibition is normally by appointment only, but it will be open for walk-ins on Saturday 10 November and Sunday 11 November. (If you want to make an appointment to view the exhibition on another day, contact library@ngi.ie or call 01 6633546.)

www.nationalgallery.ie/perspectives-world-war-i-stories-national-gallery-ireland-1

Drop-in family session – National Gallery

11:30 – 13:30, Sun 11 Nov

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

The Drop-in family workshop on Sunday is entitled “Famous Faces at the time of WWI”.

It is a specially themed creative workshop to commemorate Armistice Day. Explore portraiture and some of the famous faces from the time of WWI.

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, and take place in the Maples and Calder Creative Space in our Atrium.

Admission is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/drop-family-workshop-famous-faces-time-wwi

Mindcraft (11-12 yrs) – Science Week

11:30 – 13:30, Sun 11 Nov

Gaiety School of Acting, Essex Street West, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

This workshop will introduce participants aged 11-12 years to science through creativity. Divided into the teams, the participants will construct homes and shelters that will allow them to survive on a new planet. Inspired by the popular game Minecraft, the goal is to simply invent. The tutors will use scientific objects from the Chester Beatty collection as jumping-off points to help the children understand the various elements at play in the universe.

This event is part of Science Week will take place on Sun 11 Nov and on Sun 18 Nov.

Admission is free.

gaietyschool.com/product/mindcraft/

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Sun 11 Nov

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

Science of Confidence – Science Week

11:30 – 13:30, Sun 11 Nov

Gaiety School of Acting, Essex Street West, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

“Science of Confidence” is a Science Week event for grown ups (18+).

Public speaking is the number one fear in the world. You can’t conquer your fear until you first understand the science behind it.

The Science of Confidence seminar will take participants through the journey of the physiological aspect that lies behind the fear of public speaking. This seminar will be led by a professional actor, business and trainer, alongside a scientist; both of whom will provide the audience with new and robust ideas to excel both in the art of communication and public speaking, with an emphasis on the why as well as the how.

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

gaietyschool.com/product/science-of-confidence/

Think Like (6-11yrs) – Science Week

11:30 – 13:30, Sun 11 Nov

Gaiety School of Acting, Essex Street West, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Think like … will immerse children in the world of science through the centuries! Inspired by scientific artefacts from the Chester Beatty Collection participants (Aged 6-11 years) will complete a character worksheet, working as detectives to compile a picture of the scientists who have shaped our world. The workshop will culminate in a science fair in which the children will take on the roles of famous scientists, bringing them and their achievements to life for any curious visitors.

The event will take place on Sun 11 Nov and again on Sun 18 Nov.

gaietyschool.com/product/think-like-for-primary-school-pupils/

World War I Remembrance Tour

11:30, Sun 11 Nov

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

To mark Armistice Day, join this free tour highlighting stories of WWI in the collection.

The tours will take place on Saturday at 12:30 + 14:30 and Sunday at 11:30 + 12:30 + 13:30.

Admission is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/wwi-remembrance-tour-0

Blackrock Market

12:00 – 17:30, Sun 11 Nov

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/

Citizen Lane – Documentary Screening

12:00 – 13:30, Sun 11 Nov

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

The documentary Citizen Lane (2018) is an innovative documentary that explores the life of art collector, dealer and gallery director Hugh Lane. Hugh Lane died aboard the Lusitania when the ship was torpedoed by a German U-boat on 7 May 1915 off the Old Head of Kinsale. He was director of the National Gallery of Ireland at the time of his death.

Admission is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/citizen-lane

Guided Walks – Botanic Gardens

12:00 – 15:30, Sun 11 Nov

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

Inti macy – Science Gallery Exhibition

12:00 – 18:00, Sun 11 Nov

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

The current exhibition in the Science Gallery is called “Inti macy” and it will run from 19 October until 24 February. (You probably see that there is a space in the middle of the exhibition title. That is to trick any spam filter that doesn’t like too private or personal words. In the following text I will use “Personal Connection” as a replacement title.)

The exhibition is looking at Personal Space and Personal Connection. What does it mean to be connected? And what really is connection? Can we connect virtually or does it have to be real?

Some of the most interesting exhibits are:

+ Companion Cat and Robot Flatmate
+ Hello Machine, a phone system for spontaneous conversations with strangers
+ Measure your Personal Space
+ A virtual reality system that allows visitors to experience the world through the eyes and body of another person.

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

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

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

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

Admission is free.

dublin.sciencegallery.com/intimacy/

Printfest – National Print Museum – Science Week

12:00 – 16:00, Sun 11 Nov

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

Printfest with Printing Demonstrations will take place in the Print Museum during Science Week.Day

Did you know that the development of modern science would not have been possible without the printing press? Its invention led to the spread of scientific ideas across Europe throughout the 16th century. Printfest gives you the opportunity to witness Gutenberg’s invention in action as volunteers demonstrate the Museum’s collection.

The event is suitable for the whole family and admission is free.

www.nationalprintmuseum.ie/visit-us/event-calendar/

Sunday at Noon – Classical Concerts

12:00 – 13:00, Sun 11 Nov

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 works from Shostakovich and Phillip Glass.
Performed by Bróna Cahill violin, Hugh Murray violin, Lisanne Melchior viola, Úna Ní Chanainn cello, Lance Coburn piano.

www.hughlane.ie

Family Tour – National Gallery

12:30 – 13:15, Sun 11 Nov

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-34

Low priced books with free delivery!

13:00, Sun 11 Nov

Dublin (various locations)

Free Delivery on all Books at the Book Depository

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

www.bookdepository.com?a_aid=dubevg

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Shakespeare, Samurai, Staging & Science (12-17 years) – Lab

13:30 – 16:30, Sun 11 Nov

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

A Teens Lab entitled “THE 4S’s, Shakespeare, Samurai, Staging and Science” for 12-17 year olds will take place in the Chester Beatty library on Sunday and at the time of writing, there were still some tickets available.

“The cultural clash of renaissance England and feudal Japan will provide the impetus for examining how science and creativity meet in theatre. Using the Chester Beatty’s East Asian collection as visual inspiration and exploring key scenes from Japanese film-maker Akira Kurosawa’s work, this hands-on workshop will showcase how professional theatre making techniques are the perfect blend of science and creativity.”

Admission is free, but booking is required.

cbl.ticketsolve.com/shows/1173589837

Dublin Sketchers – Sunday Meet-up

14:00, Sun 11 Nov

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 11 Nov

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

Intercultural Tour in Japanese – Chester Beatty Library

14:00, Sun 11 Nov

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

An Intercultural Tour in Japanese Language with Community Ambassador Hiromi Anzai will take place.

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

cbl.ticketsolve.com/shows/1173589842

Voices of War: Poetry and music to commemorate the Armistice

14:15 – 15:00, Sun 11 Nov

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

This is a special performance of poetry and music to commemorate the centenary of the Armistice of 1918, performed by the UCD Ad Astra Academy.

“Drawing together poems and writings on war from the past one hundred years, including works from the Gallery’s Library & Archive collections, this event invites us to reflect on the experience of conflict from many different perspectives.”

Admission is free. Space allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

www.nationalgallery.ie/voices-war-poetry-and-music-commemorate-armistice

Latin Jazz Brunch

14:30 – 17:00, Sun 11 Nov

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 11 Nov

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

Hands on History: Ireland and WW1

15:00 – 16:00, Sun 11 Nov

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

The “Hands on History: Ireland and WW1” drop-in activity will explore original and replica objects from the Museum’s collection of objects for handling on the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.

Admission is free. Suitable for all ages.

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=3906

Museum Tour – National Print Museum

15:00 – 16:30, Sun 11 Nov

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 11 Nov

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/2296-sunday-sketching-multiple-view-points-in-the-work-of-francis-bacon

Ten outstanding memorials to World War I – Talk

15:00 – 16:00, Sun 11 Nov

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

The Talk “Remembrance & Legacy: Ten outstanding memorials to World War I” with Adrian Le Harivel (Curator of British Art) will look at memorials to World War I.

Admission is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/remembrance-legacy-ten-outstanding-memorials-world-war-i

Recovered Voices – Ireland and World War I – Tour

15:30 – 16:30, Sun 11 Nov

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

The tour “Recovered Voices – Ireland and World War I” on the 100th anniversary of the end of WW1 will look at the exhibition Recovered Voices which explores the experience of Irish men and women during World War I.

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=3853

Bal Folk – European Folk Dance Session

16:00 – 19:00, Sun 11 Nov

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/

Sundown Ceremony of Lights

16:30, Sun 11 Nov

Grangegorman Cemetery, Blackhorse Avenue, Dublin 7

A Sundown Ceremony of Lights will take place at Grangegorman Military Cemetery to commemorate the World War I Armistice Centenary. The Royal British Legion Republic of Ireland District, under the control of its Claddagh Branch, will hold a Service of Remembrance and the key ceremonial element of the event is planned to commence at sundown at 16:15.

On 11 November 1918 the hostilities of the First World War finally ended bringing peace after four years of brutal warfare. The Great War was the deadliest conflict in human history, with the number of military deaths estimated to be between 9 to 11 million. 200,000 Irish men and women served in the British force (90%) and in the forces of Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United States. Nearly 35,000 of them died.

phoenixpark.ie/event/sundown-ceremony-of-lights/?instance_id=3822

Game Night – Play Board Games with great people

17:00, Sun 11 Nov

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

Game Night is a monthly board game meetup hosted by The ALT Community. Newcomers are as welcome as experienced baord game players. You’re welcome to bring your own games or play some from the wide selection that will be available at Game Night.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1892771270760363/

The High Leeson – Bluegrass Gig

18:00, Sun 11 Nov

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 11 Nov

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 11 Nov

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 11 Nov

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

A Night of Soul: Songs for Peace and Hope

20:00 – 21:30, Sun 11 Nov

Christ Church Cathedral, Christchurch Place, Dublin 8

The Discovery Gospel Choir and Dublin Gospel Choir will invite to a Night of Soul in memory of all who have died in wars. The concert is in aid of the Irish Refugee Council’s ‘A Place to Call Home’ project and Trócaire.

Admission is free, but your generous donations are welcomed.

www.facebook.com/events/295620637706744/

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 00:00, Sun 11 Nov

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

Square Pegs – Blues Gig

21:00, Sun 11 Nov

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

The Square Pegs are playing blues in the Harbour Bar.

Admission is free.

theharbourbar.ie/events/1787/square-pegs-2/

Monday 12 Nov

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Science Week 2018

09:00, Mon 12 Nov

Dublin (various locations)

Science Week 2018 will take place from 11-18 November and it will come with a number of free events in various locations around Dublin. All events are listed at www.sfi.ie/events/ but then you have th change the parameters for your search on the left. Choose Dublin then scroll down to the bottom of the page, choose for Audience “adults, children, families, General Public” and then for Admission only choose “free”.

There are approx. 42 free events in Dublin and I TRIED to include at least the most interesting ones in this Dublin Event Guide, but the interface for the search is sooo clumsy and awkward that it is a pain to gather the details for numerous events. So you will have to check yourself unfortunately. I blame the organisers (Science Foundation Ireland) for the bad website. ;-)

Here are some event headlines to tempt you:

Science of Confidence
Printfest – Museum Demonstration Day
Art in Mind
The Science of Star Wars with Jon Chase
How UCD are building Ireland’s first ever Satellite
VACCINES: HEALTH, TRUST AND EVIDENCE
Decoding Cancer: Why Believe in Science
Healing through Art – Whisper & Beyond
Let’s Go To The Moon – Apollo 11
My Thesis in a Comic Strip

www.sfi.ie/engagement/science-week/

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Mon 12 Nov

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 12 Nov

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/

Support the Dublin Event Guide – Buy your books here!

13:00, Mon 12 Nov

Dublin (various locations)

Free Delivery on all Books at the Book Depository

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

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

www.bookdepository.com?a_aid=dubevg

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New Parents’ Tour – National Gallery

14:00 – 14:45, Mon 12 Nov

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-11

Learn from the Netherlands? – Dublin Cycling Campaign

19:00 – 20:30, Mon 12 Nov

Central Hotel, Exchequer Street, Dublin 2

At their next meeting, the Dublin Cycling Campaign will look at what can be learned from the Netherlands with regards to cycling.

In September a group from Dublin went on a study visit to Utrecht to see what lessons can be learnt for Ireland. The group included planners, engineers, road safety officers, councillors and cycling advocates. As well as Utrecht, the group visited and cycled around Amsterdam, Nijmegen and Eindhoven, travelling by train, with bicycles, between cities. Members of the group will give an overview of what they saw and what could be applied to Dublin and other Irish towns and cities.

Admission is free and everybody is welcome.

www.dublincycling.com/events/lets-go-dutch-what-can-we-learn-netherlands

Song Cycle – Singer/Songwriter Showcase

20:00, Mon 12 Nov

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 12 Nov

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 12 Nov

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 12 Nov

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 12 Nov

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 12 Nov

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 12 Nov

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 13 Nov

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Science Week 2018

09:00, Tue 13 Nov

Dublin (various locations)

Science Week 2018 will take place from 11-18 November and it will come with a number of free events in various locations around Dublin. All events are listed at www.sfi.ie/events/ but then you have th change the parameters for your search on the left. Choose Dublin then scroll down to the bottom of the page, choose for Audience “adults, children, families, General Public” and then for Admission only choose “free”.

There are approx. 42 free events in Dublin and I TRIED to include at least the most interesting ones in this Dublin Event Guide, but the interface for the search is sooo clumsy and awkward that it is a pain to gather the details for numerous events. So you will have to check yourself unfortunately. I blame the organisers (Science Foundation Ireland) for the bad website. ;-)

Here are some event headlines to tempt you:

Science of Confidence
Printfest – Museum Demonstration Day
Art in Mind
The Science of Star Wars with Jon Chase
How UCD are building Ireland’s first ever Satellite
VACCINES: HEALTH, TRUST AND EVIDENCE
Decoding Cancer: Why Believe in Science
Healing through Art – Whisper & Beyond
Let’s Go To The Moon – Apollo 11
My Thesis in a Comic Strip

www.sfi.ie/engagement/science-week/

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Tue 13 Nov

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

Plant Power – Science Week

12:30 – 15:00, Tue 13 Nov

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

“Plant power” is a Science Week event in the National Botanic Garden.

There will be

+ Dr. Matthew Jebb, Director of the National Botanic Gardens will talk about plant breeding in food production.
+ Interactive demonstrations by commercial food producers will showcasing locally grown sustainably produced food
+ Interactive lab sessions will look at how biological control agents control plant pests in an environmentally friendly way
+ Trolley plant propagator will be used to demonstrate how out of season production of e.g. salads can be satisfactorily achieved. + Tours of the Herbarium will take place

Admission is free.

Low priced books with free delivery!

13:00, Tue 13 Nov

Dublin (various locations)

Free Delivery on all Books at the Book Depository

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

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

www.bookdepository.com?a_aid=dubevg

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

Seamus Heaney: Listen Now Again Exhibition – Tour

13:00, Tue 13 Nov

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

The Conjurer – Pop-up Art Talk

13:15 – 13:45, Tue 13 Nov

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

Join Eimear Murphy for a talk about the history and magic of Nathaniel Hone’s painting The Conjurer. The talk will be in Room 21.

Admission is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/conjuror-0

The Dublin Language Exchange – Meetup

19:00, Tue 13 Nov

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 13 Nov

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/

Cult Craic – Cult TV Night

19:30 – 23:00, Tue 13 Nov

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/2018-10-02/

Taize in the Liberties

19:30, Tue 13 Nov

John’s Lane Church, Thomas Street, Dublin 8

Taize in the Liberties is an event in the St. John’s Lane Church in Thomas Street there will be an hour of Taize chant, scripture and mediation.

Admission is free. Light refreshments will be provided.

Dublin Bluegrass Collective – Gig

20:00, Tue 13 Nov

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

Foja (Italy) – Gig

20:00, Tue 13 Nov

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Foja are an Italian band from the independent scene and their sound is a mix of rock, pop, country and folk music with some catchy and original lyrics.

Admission is free.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/foja/

Jesters Open Mic Comedy Night

20:00 – 22:00, Tue 13 Nov

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 13 Nov

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 13 Nov

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 13 Nov

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 13 Nov

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 13 Nov

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 14 Nov

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Science Week 2018

09:00, Wed 14 Nov

Dublin (various locations)

Science Week 2018 will take place from 11-18 November and it will come with a number of free events in various locations around Dublin. All events are listed at www.sfi.ie/events/ but then you have th change the parameters for your search on the left. Choose Dublin then scroll down to the bottom of the page, choose for Audience “adults, children, families, General Public” and then for Admission only choose “free”.

There are approx. 42 free events in Dublin and I TRIED to include at least the most interesting ones in this Dublin Event Guide, but the interface for the search is sooo clumsy and awkward that it is a pain to gather the details for numerous events. So you will have to check yourself unfortunately. I blame the organisers (Science Foundation Ireland) for the bad website. ;-)

Here are some event headlines to tempt you:

Science of Confidence
Printfest – Museum Demonstration Day
Art in Mind
The Science of Star Wars with Jon Chase
How UCD are building Ireland’s first ever Satellite
VACCINES: HEALTH, TRUST AND EVIDENCE
Decoding Cancer: Why Believe in Science
Healing through Art – Whisper & Beyond
Let’s Go To The Moon – Apollo 11
My Thesis in a Comic Strip

www.sfi.ie/engagement/science-week/

Silk Road Travels – Storytelling for pre-schoolers

10:30 – 11:15, Wed 14 Nov

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

Silk Road Travels is a storytelling event for pre-school children and their parents.

“Attention all globetrotters! Pack a suitcase and get your maps ready to discover worlds near and far. You are all invited for a morning full of adventures as we meet curious creatures and great explorers. On our journey through the Chester Beatty’s rich collections, we will discover scientific instruments to help us along the way.”

Admission is free, but booking is required and at the time of writing this, there were still some tickets available. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

cbl.ticketsolve.com/shows/1173589839

Drawing Group for Adults – Rua Red

11:00, Wed 14 Nov

Rua Red, South Dublin Arts Centre, Tallaght, D24

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

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

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Wed 14 Nov

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

Art in Mind – How Nature Inspires – Science Week Talk

12:30 – 14:00, Wed 14 Nov

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

The talk “Art in Mind – How Nature Inspires” will look at how art impacts our minds. Can it influence our mental state? And does science affect the process of art making? With a panel of artists, natural scientists and psychologists, live experiments and lots of conversation, this event will highlight the connections between science and art and will give you a deeper appreciation of the value of creativity.

Admission is free. The talk is part of the Science Week programme.

www.nationalgallery.ie/art-mind-how-nature-inspires

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Wed 14 Nov

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/

Support the Dublin Event Guide – Buy your books here!

13:00, Wed 14 Nov

Dublin (various locations)

Free Delivery on all Books at the Book Depository

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

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

www.bookdepository.com?a_aid=dubevg

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

The Working River – City and Port

13:00 – 13:45, Wed 14 Nov

Dublin Port, Dublin 1

“The Working River, a Harmonious Relationship between City and Port” is a lecture that will take place at Dublin Port and will look at Dublin City’s relationship with the River Liffey.

“The presentation by Niall Brady, Maritime Archaeologist and Director of The Archaeological Diving Company Ltd, highlights the work being done within Dublin Port as part of the Alexandra Basin Redevelopment project, and shows some of the findings that have been made. The age-old dynamic that dictates new design to meet increased trade remains as present today as it has done since the Viking Age, and listeners will sense the richness of the record that speaks to the lively and important history of Dublin’s growth as city and port.”

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

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=3878

I A Clown – Workshop

15:00, Wed 14 Nov

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

The clown is the ultimate metaphor of theatre and life itself. Clowns are creator, player and communicator and in the theatre of clown, the goal is to be authentically present with the audience, existing moment to moment.

Raymond Keane will run a workshop to explore the theatre of clown, authentic presence and working without words.

Admission is free, but booking is required via the link below. Suitable for ages 15+.

The workshop will take place at 15:00 and again at 18:00.

www.eventbrite.ie/e/i-a-clown-tickets-52049897645

Is the Scots Pine an Irish Pine? – Talk

15:00, Wed 14 Nov

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

Colin Kelleher, Taxonomist at the Botanic Gardens, will describe how DNA can be used to determine not only how plants are related to each other, but sometimes how long a species has been growing in Ireland. Come and hear the brilliant detective story of how Pinus sylvestris (Scots pine) was once considered to have become extinct in Ireland and how Colin and Trinity College colleagues were able to uncover the truth of this.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/290611561780520/

Vaccines: Health, Trust and Evidence – Discussion

18:00 – 19:30, Wed 14 Nov

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

Vaccines are seen as one of the significant medical advances alongside sanitation, antibiotics, and anaesthesia. But more and more people have questions and concerns about vaccines.

The Science Gallery has gathered a panel of academics and a doctor to tell you why vaccines are essential and why you should trust them.,

The panel will be moderated by Dr. Anne Moore (Researcher and Lecturer of Biochemistry in UCC), Richard Layte (Professor of Sociology and Research Professor at the Economic and Social Research Institute) and Dr. Kunal Patel (Tropical Medical Bureau).

Admission is free, but booking is required.

www.eventbrite.ie/e/vaccines-health-trust-and-evidence-at-st-andrews-resource-center-in-dublin-tickets-52209447864

St. Ultan’s: Institution for the health and well-being – Talk

18:30, Wed 14 Nov

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

The Science Week 2018 lecture “St. Ultan’s: a ground-breaking institution for the health and well-being” with Maeve Casserly will take place on Wedensday,

Historian Maeve Casserly will explore the innovative work of doctors in St. Ultan’s paediatric hospital – the first of its kind in the British Isles. Work by doctors like Dorothy Stopford-Price (whose papers are in the NLI) was integral to the eradication of diseases like TB for which she was nominated for the WHO Leon Bernard Prize.

Admission is free.

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

A Silent Transformation – Documentary Screening

19:00 – 21:00, Wed 14 Nov

St. Patrick’s College, Drumcondra Road Upper, Drumcondra, Dublin 9

Co-operative Housing Ireland, the DCU Sustainable Living Society & The Dublin Food Co-op are inviting to the screening of the documentary “A Silent Transformation” in the Heaney Lecture Theatre on DCU’s St Patrick’s Campus in Drumcondra.

“A Silent Transformation is a documentary film about a movement towards a post-Capitalist future. With the current system leaving the most vulnerable members of society behind, with the powerful forces conceiving of everything as a commodity from which to extract value, the co-operative movement pursues a different vision.
A vision that radically challenges commonly-held notions about work, ownership, entrepreneurship, democracy and collective agency. A vision that is becoming a lived reality in communities across Canada. A vision that is engaging ordinary Canadians to take charge of their economic future. While progressive movements, from Occupy Wall Street to Black Lives Matter, have been pressing for political change, the co-operative movement has been revolutionizing the economy through A Silent Transformation.”

Admission is free, but registration is required. A link is on the Facebook Page below.

www.facebook.com/events/297044084239111/

Wednesday Jazz – Music Cafe

19:30 – 22:00, Wed 14 Nov

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 14 Nov

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 14 Nov

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 14 Nov

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 14 Nov

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 14 Nov

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

Los Paradiso – Gig

21:00, Wed 14 Nov

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 14 Nov

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 14 Nov

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 15 Nov

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Dublin Book Festival 2018

09:00, Thu 15 Nov

Dublin (various locations)

The Dublin Book Festival 2018 will take place from Thurs 15 Nov until Sun 18 Nov and there are a few free events among the non-free events. You can view all events on the website here or you can download the PDF brochure. You then unfortunately have to search individually to find the free ones.

www.dublinbookfestival.com

Science Week 2018

09:00, Thu 15 Nov

Dublin (various locations)

Science Week 2018 will take place from 11-18 November and it will come with a number of free events in various locations around Dublin. All events are listed at www.sfi.ie/events/ but then you have th change the parameters for your search on the left. Choose Dublin then scroll down to the bottom of the page, choose for Audience “adults, children, families, General Public” and then for Admission only choose “free”.

There are approx. 42 free events in Dublin and I TRIED to include at least the most interesting ones in this Dublin Event Guide, but the interface for the search is sooo clumsy and awkward that it is a pain to gather the details for numerous events. So you will have to check yourself unfortunately. I blame the organisers (Science Foundation Ireland) for the bad website. ;-)

Here are some event headlines to tempt you:

Science of Confidence
Printfest – Museum Demonstration Day
Art in Mind
The Science of Star Wars with Jon Chase
How UCD are building Ireland’s first ever Satellite
VACCINES: HEALTH, TRUST AND EVIDENCE
Decoding Cancer: Why Believe in Science
Healing through Art – Whisper & Beyond
Let’s Go To The Moon – Apollo 11
My Thesis in a Comic Strip

www.sfi.ie/engagement/science-week/

Grangegorman Military Cemetery – Tour

11:00, Thu 15 Nov

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 15 Nov

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 15 Nov

Dublin (various locations)

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

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Gift of a Lifetime – In Focus Tour

13:10, Thu 15 Nov

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

The “Gift of a Lifetime” In Focus Tour will happen in the Chester Beatty Library.

“Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Sir Alfred Chester Beatty’s magnificent bequest, Gift of a Lifetime presents a choice selection of masterpieces from this unique collection.” Jessica Baldwin (Head of Collectons in the Chester Beatty Library) will lead the tour.

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

cbl.ticketsolve.com/shows/1173589843

“The Taking of Christ” by Caravaggio – Documentary Screening

14:00 – 17:00, Thu 15 Nov

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

15 November is the 25th anniversary of Caravaggio’s painting going on public display in the National Gallery and to celebrate this, the documentary “Private Life of a Masterpiece: ‘The Taking of Christ’ by Caravaggio” will be screened at 14:00 and at 16:00 (Duration: 60min)

Admission is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/private-life-masterpiece-taking-christ-caravaggio

From Ballots to Bullets: Ireland 1918-1919 – Tour

14:00, Thu 15 Nov

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

The guided tour “From Ballots to Bullets, Ireland 1918-1919” will take place at the National Photographic Archive.

This exhibition explores the intense events and the personal stories behind two momentous years of Irish history. Find out about events and stories from these two turbulent years with photographs, newspapers and ephemera from the collections of the National Library of Ireland.

Admission is free.

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

Tour Conservation Studios – Science Week

14:30 – 16:00, Thu 15 Nov

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

At this “Tour Conservation Studios”, which is part of the Science Week events, you will go behind the scenes at the Museum and take a tour of the conservation studios. IT is a great opportunity to meet Museum conservators to see and hear about the important work that they do for the conservation of objects in our collections and on exhibition.

Admission is free, but booking is required via 01-6777444. Suitable for Adults & Children aged 12+.

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=3841

Caravaggio 25 – Thursday Lates

16:30 – 20:30, Thu 15 Nov

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

A Thursday Late at the National Gallery is a Thursday evening full of events in connection with one of the exhibitions in the National Gallery. This month, the theme is “Caravaggio 25”. Referring to the 25 years that Caravaggios’s painting “The Taking of Chirst” is on display in the gallery.

The declared intention is “Tonight we’re going to party like it’s 1993!”

And the scheduled events are:

16:30-20:00 Italian-inspired menu of food and drinks available for purchase in Gallery Café and Courtyard
17:00-20:00 Join Nialler9 for some nostalgic dancing as he plays throwback 90s tunes Courtyard
17:00-20:00 Tropical Popical creating Caravaggio-inspired nail art Bookings for free appointment from 14:00 on 12 Nov
17:30 Free guided tour taking in Italian works and Caravaggio’s masterpiece – Meet at the Merrion Sq information desk
18:00 Shadow puppet theatre. The story of the rediscovery of Caravaggio’s painting for kids. Limited space, be early.
18:30 Free guided tour taking in Italian works and Caravaggio’s masterpiece – Meet at Merrion Sq information desk
19:00 Shadow puppet theatre. Limited space, be early. For audience aged 13+ Merrion Square Members’ Room

Other events:
Pop-up muscial performances by Royal Irish Academy of Music musicians beside Caravaggio’s painting Room 41

Admission is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/thursday-lates-caravaggio-25

Caravaggio 25 – Talk

17:30 – 18:30, Thu 15 Nov

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

The talk “Caravaggio 25” will mark 25 years since Caravaggio’s The Taking of Christ was placed on public display in the Gallery.

Fr Noel Barber SJ will be in conversation with former director of the Gallery Raymond Keaveney, discussing Caravaggio and the impact of his painting on Gallery visitors since it was first displayed in 1993. The discussion will be led by broadcaster Marian Finucane.

This conversation will be followed, at 18:30 by a lecture by Professor Richard Spear, Professor Emeritus, Oberlin College, and Affiliate Research Professor, University of Maryland.

Admission is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/caravaggio-25-fr-noel-barber-sj-conversation-raymond-keaveney

Kinetics in Blue – Exhibition Launch and Performance

18:00, Thu 15 Nov

The Lab, 1 Foley Street, Dublin 1

The Kinetifs in Blue exhibition will open on Thursday from 18:00-20:00 and a live performance will happen from 18:00-18:45. The exhibition will run from 16 Nov – 12 Jan. Kinetics in Blue is new work by Atoosa PourHosseini who will be supported by Karen Power for the performance.

Working through film and sculpture, Pour Hosseini took Derek Jarman’s film “Blue”(1993) as a starting point to further consider this sensory relationship to colour and landscape, ideas of displacement and immigration.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/352851641949157/

Little Museum of Dublin – Free Admission Thursday

18:00 – 20:00, Thu 15 Nov

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/

Prix Pictet – Photography Exhibition Launch

18:00 – 22:00, Thu 15 Nov

Gallery of Photography, Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

The Gallery of Photography is inviting to the exhibition launch for the Prix Pictet (a global photography prize) exhibition.

At 18:00 the Irish launch of Mosse’s “The Castle” will happen, including a book signing.. All welcome, no advance booking required.

At 18:30, the Prix Pictet | SPACE exhibition will be launched.

From 20:00-00:00 an outdoor projection on Meeting House Square will present words from the last 7 editions of the Prix Pictet.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/187891982048769/

Thursday Night Board Gaming

19:00, Thu 15 Nov

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/

Singer Songwriter Night – Mother Reilly’s

21:00, Thu 15 Nov

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

Every Thursday a Singer Songwriter/Open Mic 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/pg/motherreillys

Brady’s Fun Pub Quiz

21:30, Thu 15 Nov

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 15 Nov

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 15 Nov

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 15 Nov

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 15 Nov

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/

Friday 16 Nov

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Dublin Book Festival 2018

09:00, Fri 16 Nov

Dublin (various locations)

The Dublin Book Festival 2018 will take place from Thurs 15 Nov until Sun 18 Nov and there are a few free events among the non-free events. You can view all events on the website here or you can download the PDF brochure. You then unfortunately have to search individually to find the free ones.

www.dublinbookfestival.com

Science Week 2018

09:00, Fri 16 Nov

Dublin (various locations)

Science Week 2018 will take place from 11-18 November and it will come with a number of free events in various locations around Dublin. All events are listed at www.sfi.ie/events/ but then you have th change the parameters for your search on the left. Choose Dublin then scroll down to the bottom of the page, choose for Audience “adults, children, families, General Public” and then for Admission only choose “free”.

There are approx. 42 free events in Dublin and I TRIED to include at least the most interesting ones in this Dublin Event Guide, but the interface for the search is sooo clumsy and awkward that it is a pain to gather the details for numerous events. So you will have to check yourself unfortunately. I blame the organisers (Science Foundation Ireland) for the bad website. ;-)

Here are some event headlines to tempt you:

Science of Confidence
Printfest – Museum Demonstration Day
Art in Mind
The Science of Star Wars with Jon Chase
How UCD are building Ireland’s first ever Satellite
VACCINES: HEALTH, TRUST AND EVIDENCE
Decoding Cancer: Why Believe in Science
Healing through Art – Whisper & Beyond
Let’s Go To The Moon – Apollo 11
My Thesis in a Comic Strip

www.sfi.ie/engagement/science-week/

The Story of the Capital – Exhibition in Dublin City Hall

10:00 – 17:15, Fri 16 Nov

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

Robotics Petting Zoo – Drop-in activity

11:00 – 19:00, Fri 16 Nov

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

With an ageing population, personal closeness for the eldery will become an important topic for research. Animals have shown great promise in building valuable social relations, but live animals are not feasible in every context. Therefore, research has been interested in robotic alternatives. The most well researched companion robot is Paro the seal with lots of benefits, but a too high price point. Research is exploring if we can achieve similar benefits with more reasonably priced alternatives.

The Science Gallery invites you to come into the FOR PLAY gallery for a drop-in visit at any time between 11.00 and 19.00 on Friday 16th November. Take some time to pet the visiting robotics animals and explore the different types available, while providing researchers with important information about which you prefer and why.

Admission is free.

dublin.sciencegallery.com/events/2018/11/roboticspettingzoo

eHealth and care robotics

11:30 – 12:30, Fri 16 Nov

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

“eHealth and care robotics in Cornwall: possibilities for collaboration” is a seminar by Ray Jones, Professor of Health Informatics at the University of Plymouth UK and Director of the eHealth Productivity and Innovation in Cornwall (EPIC) project with lunch afterwards in the lounge.

Alongside the seminar Hannah Bradwell will have a collection of companion robots available and roboticist Gabriel Aguiar Noury from EPIC will also be there.

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

www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ehealth-and-care-robotics-in-cornwall-possibilities-for-collaboration-tickets-52095136957

Excavations and Artefacts from Glendalough – Talk

11:30 – 12:15, Fri 16 Nov

National Museum, Kildare Street (Archaeology), Dublin 2

The next Culture Club event is the lectture “Excavations and Artefacts from the Monastic complex at Glendalough, Co. Wicklow”.

The cluster of eleventh to twelfth century iconic churches, centred on the two lakes at Glendalough, is the epitome of a major Irish ecclesiastical site. Despite this we know little of what the settlement looked like and how it changed over time? What do artefacts tell us about the lives of the people who used the site? This talk will focus in particular on the results of excavations undertaken by the School of Archaeology, UCD.

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

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=3891

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Fri 16 Nov

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

Science Heroes – Women in Research

13:00 – 14:30, Fri 16 Nov

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

This is a discussion about heroes in science. Three members from the “Women on Walls” campaign will give a short talk about Science Role Models. Their talks will entail a description of their own personal role models, their science heroes and their participation as role model in today’s society. The three women will be

+ Caitriona Lally – Professor in Bioengineering at Trinity College Dublin
+ Sarah Mc Cormack – Associate Professor in the Dept of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering, TCD
+ Aoife Gowen – Associate Professor in the UCD School of Biosystems and Food Engineering

The talks will be followed by an informal panel discussion, hosted by Dr. Susan Fetics.

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

www.eventbrite.ie/e/science-heroes-tickets-51555044526

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13:00, Fri 16 Nov

Dublin (various locations)

Free Delivery on all Books at the Book Depository

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

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

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The Art of the Short Story – in conversation

13:00, Fri 16 Nov

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

“The Art of the Short Story” with Éilís Ní Dhuibhne, Nuala O’Connor and William Wall, who will be in conversation with Paula Shields will take place.

It is a conversation on the art of short fiction from three masters of the form.

Admission is free, but booking is required via the link below. The event is part of the Dublin Book Festival.

www.dublinbookfestival.com/category/news/welcome-2015/the-art-of-the-short-story-2/

Portraits from the Edge – Talk

13:15 – 13:45, Fri 16 Nov

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

The Pop-up talk “Portraits from the Edge” with Mags Harnett will be about some of the the subjects portrayed in the Zurich Portrait Prize 2018 exhibition who are people on the margins of society. Why have the artists chosen them? Does the way in which they are portrayed reflect the fact that the subjects are on the edge of what some might consider “normal”?

Admission is free. The talk will be in the Zurich Portrait Prize exhibition.

www.nationalgallery.ie/portraits-edge

Lulu Kumama – Jazz in TramCafe

17:30 – 20:00, Fri 16 Nov

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 16 Nov

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

Barefoot Magicians / Look to The Lady – Gig

21:00, Fri 16 Nov

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

Barefoot Magicians will play blues groove and Look to The Lady will play rock from quiet moments of melancholy to raucous musical madness.

Admission is free.

sin-e.ie/events/barefoot-magicians-look-to-the-lady/

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Fri 16 Nov

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/

Events Coming Up

Dublin Mountains Partnership – Guided Walks

04+10+11+18 Nov

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/

For November the following dates have been announced: 04+10+11+18 Nov. More might be announced later,

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:

Science Week 2018: 11-18 Nov

Dublin Book Festival 2018: 15-18 Nov

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This is odd

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

Useless laws in Ireland? Why only here?

In some parts of Dublin, there is a problem with motorised youths on footpaths and in parks. They use quadbikes and small motorbikes (nicknamed “scramblers”) and in 2016 a total of 71 people got injured and in 2017, 62 people suffered injuries, Now I have to be honest and admit that I don’t really care about injuries to people that drive them. It is only injuries to people that are hit by them that count.

You would think that if an illegal vehicle is used (the quadbikes and motorbikes have no insurance and pay no tax), the gardai would make sure that the bikes will be impounded and the drivers will be charged and punished. You would think that! But that is not what is happening!

Instead it emerged this week that Gardai are told NOT to pursue quad bikes and it also emerged that Irish laws are not so clear on what a street is.

I can’t get my head around this: There are around 190 countries in this world and there are many countries (mainly in Europe) where the legal system is quite similar to the system in Ireland. If ANY one of these countries has effective laws and effective law enforcement in ANY area that Ireland can’t get under control, why do our lawmakers not just copy the laws that others have put in place?

We constantly hear of loop holes for drunken drivers. Now there is a problem with quadbikes and motorbikes and there are many other areas as well where the Irish laws are ineffective. Is it that our law makers are just not smart enough or why can’t they get it sorted?

Here is an example of a story that shows the ineffectiveness of laws and law enforcement.

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