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Dublin Event Guide 597: Dun Laoghaire Christmas Market, Emergency Services Open Day, Gift Fair, Jonathan Swift Festival

DEG Dublin Event Guide (for free events)

No. 597 | 23 November 2018

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Hi all!

I didn’t reply to all mails from last week yet, so if you didn’t hear from me, don’t worry, you will! Another busy week in Dublin. The first Christmas Market is launching. Not in Dublin, but in Dun Laoghaire and with edition 597, this means there will only be three more to come. :-O By the way I already saw that I can’t just leave you in the lurch so I am trying to find a way to still send the occasional e-mail without the VERY high cost I have to pay currently. I might have to scale down from 24,000 to the REALLY interested people!

And the amazing, surprising and heart-warming donations to help me cover the bill despite the retirement announcement have continued during the week. Jasmin B sent me a wonderful mail about what the Dublin Event Guide has meant to here while she lived in Dublin with no salary and she made a big donation for all the past years. I have to admit that I was moved!!!! (Big softie that I am! :-P ) With all the great donations the November bill was brought down to EUR 65, which means that the total amount I have to find before the retirement date is now EUR 65 + 240 = EUR 305. Three weeks to find that! If you have never helped with a donation but got GREAT benefit from the Dublin Event Guide over the years, NOW might be the best time to help! I will appreciate every cent! :-)

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 is a very simple one from the outstanding Nelson Mandela. He said

It always seems impossible until it’s done. – Nelson Mandela

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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 Paul A, Isidro G, Susan K, Catherine G, Brian C, Arthur D, Jasmin B, Valerie 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.

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

In the last 12 months the following wonderful people have sponsored this Dublin Event Guide:
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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.

The Human Right’s Festival is unfortunately nearly over when you get this mail, but I hope you saw my Facebook Post this morning about it. Apart from that the first Christmas Market and ONLY outdoor Christmas Market is opening this Saturday in Dun Laoghaire. On Sunday the Emergency Sercives will have an Open Day and Movember fundraiser in Phibsborough.

And then we will be busy closer to next weekend with the Jonathan Swift Festival and a Winter Print Museum Fair and few more things that I will tell you about in the daily Facebook Messages.

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Competitions

The Casablanca Club – New Jazz Venue in Dublin – Dinner for 2 Competition

Prize: Dinner for 2 + wine in the Casablanca Club.

To launch and promote the brand new Casablanca Club, a Jazz venue in the Moroccan restaurant “Marrakesh by Mindo”, the organisers have made a Dinner for 2 + wine available for a competition in the Dublin Event Guide.

Marrakesh by Mindo is in 121-122 Capel Street, Dublin 1 and the Casablanca Club will be open every Thursday to Saturday from 20:00-22:30 and on Sunday from 17:00-19:30.

The Club is Dublin’s only Piano & Cocktail Bar for Jazz, Soul & Lounge Music and there will be live music every weekend. The design is themed around the iconic Casablanca movie and you are invited to come in your vintage dress.

To book a table, ring 01 878 8988 and the Jazz Hotline is 087 287 8755

Also in the same restaurant (in the basement) are some Karaoke Rooms. So you can start your evening with a great dinner of delicious Moroccan Food while listening to cool, live Jazz and Soul music and afterwards you can let your inner Pop Star make an appearance in the Karaoke part of the same restaurant. There is something for everyone!

If you want to enter the competition and win an amazing 3 course meal for 2 and a bottle of house wine on a weekend night of your choosing, you just have to send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with CASABLANCA in the subject line of the mail and with your name and mobile phone number in the body of the mail. The mail has to be with me by 15:00 on Wednesday 28 November!

www.facebook.com/marrakeshmindo/

The line-up for the next few weeks in The Casablanca Club is
+ Sat 24 Nov: Luke Howard – Piano/Vocals
+ Sun 25 Nov: Jean Manoo – Piano
+ Thu 29 Nov: Jean Manoo – Piano
+ Fri 30 Nov: Jack Boylan – Piano/Vocals
+ Sat 01 Dec: Luke Howard – Piano/Vocals
+ Sun 02 Dec: Andrew Carroll – Piano
+ Thu 06 Dec: Jack Boylan – Piano/Vocals
+ Fri 07 Dec Jean Manoo: Piano
+ Sat 08 Dec: Luke Howard – Piano/Vocals
+ Sun 09 Dec Andrew Carroll – Piano

More competitions to come soon!

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Dublin Event Guide retirement!

I will leave that message here, because it seems that not everyone has seen it yet. :-O

I hope you saw the mail that I sent to you last week, in which I announced that after 11.5 years and 600 editions, I will retire the Dublin Event Guide on 14 December. It hasn’t been an easy decision, but it is the right decision. I have spent many many hours and literally sleepless nights on it and it was a great experience and a great time. But now it is time to focus on other things.

I will not terminate the Dublin Event Guide, only retire it. That means that you will still hear from me and I will still tell you about events, but not through a weekly e-mail or daily Facebook messages anymore, instead it will be less scheduled and only when big(is) events are coming up. But I won’t go away and I hope you will stick around as well. ;-)

For some more details, check your Inbox for the mail from me OR drop me a mail if you can’t find it OR go to the Facebook Page and find the announcement at the top of the Page there.

Christmas Market in Dublin? – Dublin disappoints again!

I like living in Dublin and enjoy lots of great events here throughout the year, but the Christmas period always comes with lots of frustration and annoyance about the appalling inability of Dublin City to create and maintain an attraction that tourists expect and locals enjoy in the run up to Christmas. I will never get tired pointing out how useless Dublin’s Councillors and City Management are in this respect and I still haven’t given up that ONE day, we will get a successful traditional Christmas Market.

This week I was reminded again how Dublin fares in comparison to other cities:
Waterford calls itself Ireland’s Christmas Capital and advertises their Winterval Christmas Market (17 Nov – 23 Dec) on the back of Dublin’s Buses. Waterford has a measly 82,000 inhabitants and manages to run a Christmas Market for years.
Belfast’s Christmas Market also was launched on Saturday (17 Nov) and is attracting people to visit Belfast. Belfast has about 300,000 inhabitants.

With 1.5 million people, Dublin is 5 times the size of Belfast and it is 18 times the size of Waterford. But Dublin can NOT manage to have a Christmas Market. How poor is that!

Year after year I get e-mails before Christmas from people asking when a) the Christmas Lights will be switched on and b) when the Dublin Christmas Market will happen. These are mails from people that would like to visit Dublin before Christmas not from people who live here! So Christmas Markets are not just a nice Christmas feature, but are a minimum requirement for tourism!

Elvis Tribute Gig – Help me, help Eabha!

Did you know that I sing in an Elvis Tribute Band? :-O Don’t worry, though, I am NOT the front man! :-) The Elvis Tribute Performer is the outstanding Kevin Doyle who truly sounds like Elvis. If you don’t believe me, come to our gig on 03 December and if you didn’t enjoy the gig, I will buy you a pint afterwards!

I sing in Kevin’s backing choir and LOVE our performances. The gig on 03 December is a very special gig for two reasons. Firstly it will be a fundraiser for little Eabha, the daughter of another choir member and for the Jack & Jill Foundation. Eabha was diagnosed with Alcardi Syndrome when she was one week old, which is a rare malformation syndrome of the brain. The Jack & Jill Foundation helps families with children who suffer from severe intellectual and physical disabilities.

And the second reason for this being a very special gig is because it is happening on the 50th Anniversary of Elvis’ 68 Comeback Special. A very very unique concert with a tiny audience that sat on the stage and directly around it. We will do a re-run of that special gig and add some more parts to it. More than 30 songs!! It will be en epic experience that will never be repeated.

The gig is not free, because we are trying to get money for Eabha and the Jack & Jill Foundation, but it is worth every cent!
The National Stadium can take 2000 people and, boy would it be cool if we could fill that place!!! I did do concerts in front of more than 1000, but 2000 would be a new record. :-)

Tickets are available via this link gturl.eu/Elvis68 and if that link doesn’t work, then use this here.

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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

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 24 Nov

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Car Boot Sales – Tallaght

08:00 – 12:00, Sat 24 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 24 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 24 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 24 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 24 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 24 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

Dublin Human Rights Festival 2018

10:00 – 19:30, Sat 24 Nov

Dublin (various locations)

The Dublin Human Rights Festival celebrate the voices and actions of human rights defenders from Ireland and around the world, The main festival will be on Saturday 23 Nov and there will be some additional events on Sunday 25 Nov. The locations and Programme headlines are

SMOCK ALLEY THEATRE, 7 Exchange Street Lower, Temple Bar, Dublin 8
+ 10:30-11:15 Clowns Without Borders
+ 11:30-13:15 Street Art (Graffiti Workshop)
+ 14:00-15:15 Right to Choice
+ 15:30-16:30 Telling the Stories of Women Human Rights Defenders

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WOOD QUAY VENUE, Dublin City Council Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8
+ 10:15-11:15 Human Rights 101 – What do Human Rights Mean? – Talk
+ 11:30-12:45 Environmental Justice: How can we participate? – Talk
+ 13:00-14:15 You can’t post that! Regulating content in the digital age – Talk
+ 14:30-15:30 Sharing the Struggle: Civil rights solidarity across the generations – Talk
+ 15:45-16:45 LGBT+ rights in Ireland & beyond

Some of the talks require pre-booking, so please check the website below for ticket links.
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THE INTERNATIONAL BAR, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2
18:00-19:30 Righteous Verse – Spoken Word Poetry Session

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(The Sunday event will be a LGBT Walking Tour at 15:00. (More about it in the Sunday listings.))

Admission to all events is free and detailed event information can be found via the website below.

www.frontlinedefenders.org/festival

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 16:00, Sat 24 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/

Living in Restoration Dublin 1660-1685 – Talks

10:00 – 14:00, Sat 24 Nov

City Hall, Dame Street, Dublin 2

The period between the Restoration of Charles II in 1660 and his death in 1685 was Dublin’s first economic boom. Migrants, in the shape of French Huguenots and English Quakers, came to live in the city, bringing new skills and industries with them. The growing population put pressure on the existing medieval city, and Dublin began to expand beyond the city walls, with new suburbs created to the east and the north.

This event looks at that period through four talks between 10:00 and 13:30. The details are on the website below.

Admission is free.

www.dublincity.ie/living-restoration-dublin-1660-1685

Local History Day 2018

10:00 – 14:15, Sat 24 Nov

Dublin City Library and Archive, 138-144 Pearse Street, Dublin 2

The Dublin City Library & Archive’s Annual Local History Day takes place on Saturday. There will be five talks about the civic, social, and political history of Dublin.

Admission is free.

www.dublincity.ie/local-history-day-2018

Marlay Park Market

10:00 – 16:00, Sat 24 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 24 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 24 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 24 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 24 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 24 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/

Dublin Art Book Fair

11:00 – 18:00, Sat 24 Nov

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

The Dublin Art Book Fair will be in the Temple Bar Gallery + Studios from Thursday 22 Nov until Thurs 29 Nov. It will open every day at 11:00.

During the Fair a varied programme of free events will happen and all details are here: www.templebargallery.com/events

The events will transport you to the supposed origin of the library and guide you into some of Dublin’s leading libraries and little-known collections. The events include site-specific performances, workshops, walking tours, readings, children’s activities, panel discussions and illustrated lectures.

This year’s theme “Art and Architecture”, sees a special focus on Uncovering Libraries and Collections, highlighting the importance of libraries in our lives.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/280076272634431/

Dun Laoghaire Christmas Market

11:00 – 19:00, Sat 24 Nov

Pavilion Quarter, The Metals, Seafront, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

The Dun Laoghaire Christmas Market will open on 24 November and run until 23 December every Saturday and Sunday from 11:00-19:00. The market area is not huge, it goes along the “Metals”, which is from the Dun Laoghaire’s MarineRoad near the City Hall (40 Foot Pub) towards the LexiCon library along the Queen’s Road, along the harbour. It is the ONLY outdoor Christmas Market this year in the Greater Dublin area as far as I know! :-O

There will be a number of stalls with art and craft and seasonal food. A Vintage Funfair with Ferris Wheel will run in parallel with the Christmas Market.

Admission is free.

www.events.dlrcoco.ie/event/d%C3%BAn-laoghaire-christmas-festival-opening-ceremony-harbour-plaza-saturday

Indian Film Fest in the Libraries

11:00, Sat 24 Nov

Libraries in Dublin (various)

The second day of the Indian Film Festival will take place today in two Libraries in Dublin. The two libraries are Kevin Street Library and Rathmines Library. Films will be screened from 11:00-17:00.

Details are on the website below.

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

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Sat 24 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

Storytime at the Gallery Shop

11:30 – 12:30, Sat 24 Nov

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

Storytime at the Gallery Shop in the National Gallery is Christmas-themed. Grab a cushion for an hour-long, interactive story session with storyteller Ruth Concannon who will be reading some magical Christmas stories.

Admission is free. Suitable for ages 3-10. Children have to be accompanied by an adult.

www.nationalgallery.ie/storytime-gallery-shop-3

Furry Friends Tour

12:00, Sat 24 Nov

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

The Furry Friends Tour will take place in the Natural History Museum.

Why do all mammals have fur or hair and what else do they share in common? Join the Furry Friends Tour to find out this and more at the Dead Zoo.

Admission is free and places are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis 15 minutes before the tour starts. Suitable for ages 8+.

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=3887

Inti macy – Science Gallery Exhibition

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 24 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/

Slow Art Tour – Mindfulness at the Chester Beatty Library

12:00, Sat 24 Nov

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

“Slow Art Tour – Mindfulness at the Chester Beatty” is a thoughtful exploration of selected artworks from the Gift of a Lifetime exhibition with Mary Dowling. Make a mental connection with the material, share your observations with others or immerse yourself the space created there and then.

Admission is free, but places are limited to 10 participants on first-come, first-served basis. Meeting point is in the atrium of the museum.

cbl.ticketsolve.com/shows/1173589846

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Sat 24 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/

Chester Beatty Library – Guided Tour

14:00, Sat 24 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

Ardagh 150th Anniversary Tour

14:30 – 15:15, Sat 24 Nov

National Museum, Kildare Street (Archaeology), Dublin 2

The Ardagh 150th Anniversary Tour celebrates the 150th Anniversary of the finding of the Ardagh Chalice, one of Ireland’s most famous and iconic object. Learn about the people of early medieval Ireland, the influence of the coming of Christianity to Ireland in the 5th century and how the Ardagh Chalice, among other fine metal objects, were made and designed.

Admission is free. Meet at Reception. Places allocated on a first come first served basis. Suitable for ages 7+.

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=3894

Seamus Heaney: Listen Now Again Exhibition – Tour

14:30, Sat 24 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

Dún Laoghaire Christmas – LAUNCH

16:00 – 18:00, Sat 24 Nov

Harbour Plaza, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

Dublin City is not able to have a Christmas Launch event, but Dun Laoghaire can do it!

It will take place on the Harbour Plaza at 16:00 with a DJ, a performance by Upbeat Generation at 16:30 and a count down to Santa’s arrival at 17:15, followed by the switching on of the Christmas lights at 17:45.

The Christmas Festival in Dun Laoghaire will run every weekend from 24 Nov – 23 Dec (11:00-19:00) with a Christmas Market along the “Metals” (That’s the parade from 40 Foot Pub to the dlr Lexicon Library close to the Harbour). There will be a number of stalls with art and craft and seasonal food. A Vintage Funfair with Ferris Wheel will run in parallel with the Christmas Market.

www.dlrcoco.ie/en/news/general-news-press-releases/d%C3%BAn-laoghaire-christmas-festival-opening-ceremony-harbour-plaza

St. Mary’s Pro-Cathedral Girl’s Choir

18:00, Sat 24 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/

Bohemian Rhapsody – Freddy Mercury Tribute

21:00, Sat 24 Nov

Leeson Lounge, 148 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4

This is am evening of celebrating Freddie Mercury on the 27th anniversary of his death and the recent release of the movie “Bohemian Rhapsody” about the band Queen. Paddy Cullivan will perform Freddy Mercury’s greatest hits and there will also be a Queen song Karaoke.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/486002145238254/

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Sat 24 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/

The Dead Levees – Gig

21:00, Sat 24 Nov

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

The Dead Levees will play a gig in the Harbour Bar.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/theharbourbarbray/

Supa Freak – Gig

21:30, Sat 24 Nov

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

Supa Freak are a mix of musicians from some of Dublin’s best known bands Too Fools, AE Mak and Planet Parade. They will play a mix of funk covers and jams.

Admission is free.

sin-e.ie/events/supa-freak/

Tayne / Qwasi – Gig

22:30, Sat 24 Nov

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

London based Irish Experimental / Noise pop band TAYNE and Experimental Electronic Project QWASI will perform in Whelan’s.

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

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/midnight-hour-w-tayne-album-launch/

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Car Boot Sales – Ballymun

08:00 – 13:00, Sun 25 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

Belgard Weekend Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 25 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, Sun 25 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, Sun 25 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 25 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/

The Affordable Gift Fair

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 25 Nov

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

Over 60 stands will be at the Affordable Gift Fair in Dun Laoghaire on Sunday.

Admission is free and while you are there, have a look at the Dun Laoghaire Christmas Market, which is just a stone throw away from the Royal Marine Hotel.

www.facebook.com/events/1288518781295350/

Art, Bites, Crafts – Drumcondra Market

10:30 – 15:30, Sun 25 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

Dublin Art Book Fair

11:00 – 18:00, Sun 25 Nov

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

The Dublin Art Book Fair will be in the Temple Bar Gallery + Studios from Thursday 22 Nov until Thurs 29 Nov. It will open every day at 11:00.

During the Fair a varied programme of free events will happen and all details are here: www.templebargallery.com/events

The events will transport you to the supposed origin of the library and guide you into some of Dublin’s leading libraries and little-known collections. The events include site-specific performances, workshops, walking tours, readings, children’s activities, panel discussions and illustrated lectures.

This year’s theme “Art and Architecture”, sees a special focus on Uncovering Libraries and Collections, highlighting the importance of libraries in our lives.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/280076272634431/

Dun Laoghaire Christmas Market

11:00 – 19:00, Sun 25 Nov

Pavilion Quarter, The Metals, Seafront, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

The Dun Laoghaire Christmas Market will open on 24 November and run until 23 December every Saturday and Sunday from 11:00-19:00. The market area is not huge, it goes along the “Metals”, which is from the Dun Laoghaire’s MarineRoad near the City Hall (40 Foot Pub) towards the LexiCon library along the Queen’s Road, along the harbour. It is the ONLY outdoor Christmas Market this year in the Greater Dublin area as far as I know! :-O

There will be a number of stalls with art and craft and seasonal food. A Vintage Funfair with Ferris Wheel will run in parallel with the Christmas Market.

Admission is free.

www.events.dlrcoco.ie/event/d%C3%BAn-laoghaire-christmas-festival-opening-ceremony-harbour-plaza-saturday

Dun Laoghaire Market

11:00 – 16:00, Sun 25 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

Emergency Services Open Day for Movember

11:00 – 15:00, Sun 25 Nov

Phibsborough Fire Station, Phibsborough Road, Phibsborough, Dublin 7

As part of the 2018 Movember Campaign, Frontline Mo-Bros will be hosting an Emergency Services Open Day in Phibsborough Fire Station with all funds and donations on the day going to Movember Ireland and the Irish Cancer Society.

Come along and meet the crews, see the vehicles and equipment they use on a daily basis, all with tea/coffee/cordial and goodies in your hand.

Admission is free.

twitter.com/FrontlineMoBros

Palestrina Choir

11:00, Sun 25 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 25 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

Drop-in family session – National Gallery

11:30 – 13:00, Sun 25 Nov

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

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 the Atrium.

Admission is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/drop-family-workshop-13

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Sun 25 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

Blackrock Market

12:00 – 17:30, Sun 25 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/

Guided Walks – Botanic Gardens

12:00 – 15:30, Sun 25 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 25 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/

Sunday at Noon – Classical Concerts

12:00 – 13:00, Sun 25 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

www.hughlane.ie

Family Tour – National Gallery

12:30 – 13:15, Sun 25 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-36

Support the Dublin Event Guide – Buy your books here!

13:00, Sun 25 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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Dublin Sketchers – Sunday Meet-up

14:00, Sun 25 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 25 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 Arabic – Chester Beatty Library

14:00, Sun 25 Nov

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

This is an Intercultural Tour in Arabic Language with Community Ambassador Asmaa Ashour.

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

cbl.ticketsolve.com/shows/1173589847

Latin Jazz Brunch

14:30 – 17:00, Sun 25 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

LGBTQ+-themed National Gallery Tour

14:30 – 15:15, Sun 25 Nov

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

At this LGBTQI+-themed tour you will spend one hour exploring the history of gender identity through a selection of works from the collection that are connected to the LGBTQ community.

Admission is free.

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

Chester Beatty Library – Guided Tour

15:00, Sun 25 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

From Barracks to Museum – Tour

15:00 – 15:45, Sun 25 Nov

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

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

Admission is free and places are 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=3855

LGBT+ History Walking Tour of Dublin

15:00, Sun 25 Nov

Barnardos Square, Dame Street, Dublin 2

The LGBT+ History Walking Tour of Dublin is part of the Dublin Human Rights Festival.

Tonie Walsh will be leading a walking tour of Dublin highlighting the city’s queer history and special events and locations of note for LGBT+ communities in Ireland.

Admission is free. Meeting point is Barnardo Square.

www.frontlinedefenders.org/festival

Museum Tour – National Print Museum

15:00 – 16:30, Sun 25 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

Portraits of Record – Talk

15:00, Sun 25 Nov

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

The talk “Portraits of Record” with artist James Hanley, RHA, will discuss portraiture.

Admission is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/portraits-record

Bal Folk – European Folk Dance Session

16:00 – 19:00, Sun 25 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/

The High Leeson – Bluegrass Gig

18:00, Sun 25 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 25 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 25 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 25 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

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 00:00, Sun 25 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

Moon Looks On – Gig

21:00, Sun 25 Nov

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

Moon Looks On plays a fusion of modern contemporary folk and soul, with little dabs of reggae, blues, folk and pop.

Admission is free.

theharbourbar.ie/events/1794/moon-looks-on-2/

Monday 26 Nov

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Dublin Art Book Fair

11:00 – 18:00, Mon 26 Nov

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

The Dublin Art Book Fair will be in the Temple Bar Gallery + Studios from Thursday 22 Nov until Thurs 29 Nov. It will open every day at 11:00.

During the Fair a varied programme of free events will happen and all details are here: www.templebargallery.com/events

The events will transport you to the supposed origin of the library and guide you into some of Dublin’s leading libraries and little-known collections. The events include site-specific performances, workshops, walking tours, readings, children’s activities, panel discussions and illustrated lectures.

This year’s theme “Art and Architecture”, sees a special focus on Uncovering Libraries and Collections, highlighting the importance of libraries in our lives.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/280076272634431/

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Mon 26 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 26 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/

Low priced books with free delivery!

13:00, Mon 26 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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Noctilucent Clouds: Ice at the Edge of Space – Talk

20:00, Mon 26 Nov

Ely House, 8 Ely Place, Dublin 2

“Noctilucent Clouds: Ice at the Edge of Space” by Ronan Newman is the next talk at the Astronomical Society meeting on Monday-

Ronan Newman will look at why our short Summer never gets past astronomical twilight and will delve deep into the Irish Newspaper and Met Eireann archives. He will also address if the 1883 Krakatoa eruption amongst other eruptions that may have caused the rise of NLC’s. He will examine why we know so little about our current Deep Solar Minimum and how the Solar Cycle effects NLC formation. Finally I will give an insight what NLC displays have to offer the amateur astronomer at a time of year when most don’t look to the sky.

Admission is free and everyone is welcome.

www.irishastrosoc.org/index.htm

Song Cycle – Singer/Songwriter Showcase

20:00, Mon 26 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 26 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 26 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

Lazy Band – Gig

20:30, Mon 26 Nov

Mulligan and Haines, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

The Lazy Band will be in Mulligan and Haines for their monthly gig of folk, trad and roots standards.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/2004407172935490/

The Comedy Shed

20:30, Mon 26 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 26 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 26 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 26 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 27 Nov

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Dublin Art Book Fair

11:00 – 18:00, Tue 27 Nov

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

The Dublin Art Book Fair will be in the Temple Bar Gallery + Studios from Thursday 22 Nov until Thurs 29 Nov. It will open every day at 11:00.

During the Fair a varied programme of free events will happen and all details are here: www.templebargallery.com/events

The events will transport you to the supposed origin of the library and guide you into some of Dublin’s leading libraries and little-known collections. The events include site-specific performances, workshops, walking tours, readings, children’s activities, panel discussions and illustrated lectures.

This year’s theme “Art and Architecture”, sees a special focus on Uncovering Libraries and Collections, highlighting the importance of libraries in our lives.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/280076272634431/

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Tue 27 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

Seamus Heaney: Listen Now Again Exhibition – Tour

13:00, Tue 27 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

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13:00, Tue 27 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!

Portrait of George Fitzgerald with his Sons – Art Talk

13:15, Tue 27 Nov

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

A Pop-up talk about Zoffany’s portrait of “Portrait of George Fitzgerald with his Sons George and Charles” with Valerie Alexander will take place. Meet in front of the painting in the Grand Gallery.

Admission is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/portrait-george-fitzgerald-his-sons-george-and-charles

Women who helped to shape Ireland – Talk

18:30, Tue 27 Nov

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

The talk “From Anna to Hanna – The Women who helped to shape Ireland” with Martina Devlin, Author and Journalist will happen.

In the centenary year of women winning the vote, Martina Devlin will discuss how the road to equality was mapped out by an extraordinary group of Irishwomen – from Anna Parnell of the Ladies’ Land League to Hanna Sheehy Skeffington, jailed for being a militant suffragette. Martina is the author of a short story collection, Truth & Dare, which fictionalises their lives.

Admission is free.

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

The Dublin Language Exchange – Meetup

19:00, Tue 27 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 27 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/

Dublin Bluegrass Collective – Gig

20:00, Tue 27 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

Jesters Open Mic Comedy Night

20:00 – 22:00, Tue 27 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 27 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 27 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 27 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 27 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 27 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 28 Nov

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Cyber Expo Ireland

08:00 – 16:00, Wed 28 Nov

Irish Management Institute, 16 Sandyford Road, Sandyford Industrial Estate, Dublin 16

A Cyber Expo that is for data security solution providers, resellers, end users and IT Experts will take place in the IMI in Sandyford.

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

www.eventbrite.ie/e/cyber-expo-ireland-2018-tickets-45770601100

Social Enterprise – Opportunities for Growth – Workshop

09:30 – 12:00, Wed 28 Nov

Rediscovery Centre, The Boiler House, Ballymun Road, Ballymun, Dublin 9

Are you interested in growing your social enterprise or supporting social enterprises to grow? The workshop “Social Enterprise – Opportunities for Growth” will then help you with

EU Policy Overview re Social Enterprise & Public Procurement / Overview of Public Procurement in Ireland / Information on Bidding for Public Contracts / Tender Tips for Social Enterprise / Resources / Opportunities to network / meet representatives from support organisations / Short Tour of a social enterprise (Rediscovery Centre)

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

www.eventbrite.ie/e/social-enterprise-opportunities-for-growth-tickets-52301929479

Drawing Group for Adults – Rua Red

11:00, Wed 28 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

Dublin Art Book Fair

11:00 – 18:00, Wed 28 Nov

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

The Dublin Art Book Fair will be in the Temple Bar Gallery + Studios from Thursday 22 Nov until Thurs 29 Nov. It will open every day at 11:00.

During the Fair a varied programme of free events will happen and all details are here: www.templebargallery.com/events

The events will transport you to the supposed origin of the library and guide you into some of Dublin’s leading libraries and little-known collections. The events include site-specific performances, workshops, walking tours, readings, children’s activities, panel discussions and illustrated lectures.

This year’s theme “Art and Architecture”, sees a special focus on Uncovering Libraries and Collections, highlighting the importance of libraries in our lives.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/280076272634431/

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Wed 28 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, Wed 28 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/

Low priced books with free delivery!

13:00, Wed 28 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!

Research on the ‘Prosperous’ crosier – Talk

13:00 – 13:45, Wed 28 Nov

National Museum, Kildare Street (Archaeology), Dublin 2

“A Dublin Treasure: New Research on the ‘Prosperous’ crosier” is a talk with Dr Griffin Murray, UCC

This lecture will present new research on an early Irish crosier that was discovered in a bog near Prosperous, Co. Kildare, in the 19th century. The crosier is one of the treasures of early medieval Ireland, the Golden Age of Irish art. Recent research on its dating, art, techniques and a fragmentary inscription will be revealed, which, surprisingly, connect this Christian ceremonial object with Dublin.

Admission is free, but booking is required via educationarch@museum.ie or 01 6486 332. Suitable for adults.

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=3895

The Lilliputian Flora of Ireland – Talk

15:00, Wed 28 Nov

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

As part of the Jonathan Swift Festival 2018, the Director of the Botanic Gardens Matthew Jebb will describe the Lilliputian flora of Ireland – the plants so small that many of us pass them by.

The mosses, liverworts and lichens of Ireland are some of our greatest biodiversity treasures. This talk will highlight the beauty and remarkable lives of this microcosm.

Admission is free. The lecture takes place in the Auditorium in the Visitor Centre.

www.facebook.com/events/299420560669602/

Street Legends – Football Events

17:00 – 20:00, Wed 28 Nov

Dublin (various locations)

The four games of UEFA EURO 2020 will take place at the Aviva Stadium in June 2020. The qualifiers for the tournament will begin in March 2019 and the draw for the European Qualifier groups will be Dublin this December.

Leading up to the draw the FAI and Dublin City Council are inviting to three community-based football activities in the Inner City. The Street Legends events will involve football activities/skills tests on closed city streets. Iconic football players will be there and the events are free and open to participants of all ages. Some of the activities will include:

1-on-1 football cage challenge / Skills stations / Live DJ & special guests / Draw for special prizes

To take part in the 1-on-1 football cage challenge you have to register either via the website below or – if there is still space – on the night.

The three Street Legends events will be at these locations:

Wed 28 Nov: 17:00-20:00 Little Britain Street
Thur 30 Nov: 17:00-20:00 Mountjoy Square South
Sat 01 Dec: 15:00-18:00 Commons Street

www.fai.ie/streetlegends

Signal: Reality – Discussion about Music and VR/AR

18:00, Wed 28 Nov

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

The future of immersive music in Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) will be discussed at this event by host Martin Clancy and panelists Aljosa Smolic, Evangelia Rigaki, Enda Bates, Lubna Gem Arielle, Nicholas Johnson and Néill O’Dwyer.

SIGNAL is a series of discussions and interactive demonstrations focused on cutting-edge technology, creativity and music, featuring artists, educators and creative thinkers.

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

www.eventbrite.ie/e/signal-reality-tickets-52261327036

The art of costume design – Talk

19:30, Wed 28 Nov

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

The lexture “The art of costume design” with designer Peter O’Brien will look at the art and craft of costume design. Peter will discuss the research required to prepare for a production along with the collaboration with set/production designers, director and actors. He will give an insight into how he approaches a theatre gig and deals with the conceptual and practical problems therein.

Admission is free.

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

Wednesday Jazz – Music Cafe

19:30 – 22:00, Wed 28 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 28 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 28 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 28 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/

The Living Burren – Talk

20:00, Wed 28 Nov

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

“The Living Burren” is a talk with Brendan Dunford, who is the Manager of the Burren ‘farming for conservation’ programme. He also helped found Burrenbeo Teo, precursor to the Burrenbeo Trust, and was instrumental in developing place-based education programmes in the Burren including the 10-week programme that is now run in primary schools across the Burren.

The Burren Talks in Dublin are celebrating the 10th year of Burrenbeo Trust, a landscape charity dedicated to connecting all of us to our places and our role in caring for them.

Admission seems to be free.

www.facebook.com/events/493626491102149/

Anseo Comedy Club

20:30, Wed 28 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 28 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

Forro Wednesday

21:00, Wed 28 Nov

Woolshed Bar & Grill, Parnell Street, Dublin 1

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

www.facebook.com/events/137957730197202/

Los Paradiso – Gig

21:00, Wed 28 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 28 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 28 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 29 Nov

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Jonathan Swift Festival 2018

09:00, Thu 29 Nov

Dublin (various locations)

The Jonathan Swift Festival is a celebration of Jonathan Swift’s life and works with a range of events in various locations in Dublin. The festival runs from 29 Nov – 02 Dec and most events are free. All events are listed here and most events are listed separately in this Dublin Event Guide and in the next one.

www.jonathanswiftfestival.ie/

Curious Connections – Postgraduate Study Day

11:00 – 15:00, Thu 29 Nov

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

From post-colonialism to environmental activism, via art history and zoology, this interdisciplinary study day will present research in progress from postgraduate students.

Around 380 years ago, the artist Frans Post (1612-1680) left the Netherlands for Brazil. At this time, an area of north-eastern Brazil was a Dutch colony, and Post was an official expedition artist tasked with documenting the landscape. He spent seven years (1637-1644) recording the local environment, producing meticulous drawings and detailed oil paintings. The exhibition “Curious Creatures: Frans Post and Brazil” is an opportunity to see thirty-four recently discovered artworks from the Noord-Hollands Archief in Haarlem, alongside various South American animal specimens on loan from the National Museum of Ireland, Natural History.

The purpose of this postgraduate study day is to bring together artists, scientists, historians and activists to respond to Post’s artwork and also consider the exhibition as part of a wider conversation.

The full programme for this day can be found on the website below where you will also find a link to register for the event.

Admission is free, but booking is required.

www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on/curious-connections-postgraduate-study-day

Dublin Art Book Fair

11:00 – 20:00, Thu 29 Nov

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

The Dublin Art Book Fair will be in the Temple Bar Gallery + Studios from Thursday 22 Nov until Thurs 29 Nov. It will open every day at 11:00.

During the Fair a varied programme of free events will happen and all details are here: www.templebargallery.com/events

The events will transport you to the supposed origin of the library and guide you into some of Dublin’s leading libraries and little-known collections. The events include site-specific performances, workshops, walking tours, readings, children’s activities, panel discussions and illustrated lectures.

This year’s theme “Art and Architecture”, sees a special focus on Uncovering Libraries and Collections, highlighting the importance of libraries in our lives.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/280076272634431/

Grangegorman Military Cemetery – Tour

11:00, Thu 29 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 29 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 29 Nov

Dublin (various locations)

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Rebinding Ruzbihan’s Magnificent Qur’an – Talk

13:10, Thu 29 Nov

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

Rebinding Ruzbihan’s Magnificent Qur’an is a talk that focuses on the final stages of a six-year project to research and conserve the spectacular Ruzbihan Qur’an which has now been rebound and is one of the highlights in the Gift of a Lifetime exhibition. This 16th century Persian manuscript was the subject of a dedicated exhibition in 2016.

The talk will be given by Kristine Rose-Beers who is a Senior Conservator at the Chester Beatty and specialises in the conservation of bound manuscript material.

Admission is free.

cbl.ticketsolve.com/shows/1173589845

Innovate Finale Showcase – Final Pitch

16:00, Thu 29 Nov

Guinness Enterprise Centre, Taylor’s Lane, Dublin 8

The Innovate Finale Showcase for female-led start-ups will take place at the Guinness Enterprise Centre.

Finalists will pitch to an investment panel including Sarah Jane Larkin, IVCA; Michael Culligan, Dublin BIC and Teri Smith, manager of high potential start-ups with Enterprise Ireland. The judges will look for companies that have the potential to develop a product for sale internationally and that can create €1m in sales and ten jobs within 3-4 years. The Innovate Showcase Finale Winner 2018 will receive a EUR 3000 cash prize, donated by OBH Partners, a law firm led by female founders.

The Innovate Programme ran over 12 weeks and gave female-led start-ups an opportunity to develop an investor-ready business plan and reach key commercial and technical milestones.

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

ti.to/innovate-showcase/innovate-showcase-finale-2018

Swift’s Evensong – Jonathan Swift Festival

17:00, Thu 29 Nov

Trinity College Chapel, Trinity College, Dublin 2

Swift’s Evensong at Trinity Chapel with musical direction by Dr Kerry Houston is a special service dedicated to former Dean of TCD Jonathan Swift to celebrate his life and times.

Admission is free.

jonathanswiftfestival.ie/event/swifts-evensong-at-trinity-chapel/

Little Museum of Dublin – Free Admission

18:00 – 20:00, Thu 29 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/

200 years of “History of Dublin”

18:30, Thu 29 Nov

Dublin City Library and Archive, 138-144 Pearse Street, Dublin 2

Marking the bicentenary of the book by James Whitelaw “History of Dublin” (1818), Professor David Dickson (Professor Emeritus of Modern History, Trinity College Dublin) will give a talk.

Admission is free.

www.dublincity.ie/marking-bicentenary-great-history-dublin-1818-james-whitelaw-and-his-collaborators

Evening Tour – National Gallery

18:30 – 19:15, Thu 29 Nov

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

Explore some of the highlights of the National Gallery exhibitons at this evening tour.

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

www.nationalgallery.ie/evening-tour-45

“Spare Change” and “Irish Light Vs Tony” – Screening

18:30, Thu 29 Nov

Kevin Street Library, 18 Kevin Street Lower, Dublin 8

As part of the Jonathan Swift Festival, RADE (Recovery through Art Drama and Education) will screen two of their short films in Kevin Street Library. The films are “Spare Change” and “Irish Light vs Tony”.

Admission is free.

jonathanswiftfestival.ie/event/spare-change-and-irish-light-vs-tony/

Palestinian Cultural Night

19:00 – 22:00, Thu 29 Nov

Dublin Central Mission, 9 Lower Abbey Street, Dublin 1

To mark UN International Day of Solidarity With The Palestinian People 2018, the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign invites to an evening of Palestinian culture. You can sample Palestinian food, hear live traditional Palestinian music, poetry and prose.

There will also be an exhibition showing the photography of Palestinian refugee Mohammad Alazza.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/265292094188841/

Thursday Night Board Gaming

19:00, Thu 29 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/

Turlough Carolan and the 18th Century Harpers

19:00, Thu 29 Nov

Irish Traditional Music Archive, 73 Merrion Square, Dublin 2

“Turlough Carolan and the 18th Century Harpers” is the topic and you will learn about the harpers and harp music of Jonathan Swift’s time. Harper Cormac De Barra will perform music from Carolan and other 18th century harpers.

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

jonathanswiftfestival.ie/event/turlough-carolan-and-the-18th-century-harpers/

Fighting Words – Collaborative Song-Writing Workshop

20:00, Thu 29 Nov

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

Fighting Words will happen upstairs at the Harbour Bar and is a night of entertainment with a difference: a collaborative song-writing workshop.

You will write the first few verses of a song as a group, with the assistance of Colm Quearney (Q from The Square Pegs), before splitting off into smaller bunches to complete the tune and the words. Finally, if you are feeling brave, each unique version of the song will be performed.

Admission is free.

theharbourbar.ie/events/1763/fighting-words/

Table Quiz Thursday – Grand Social

20:00 – 23:00, Thu 29 Nov

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

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

Admission is free.

www.thegrandsocial.ie/club-events-dublin

Funkin’ for Crumlin – Fundraiser Gig

21:00, Thu 29 Nov

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

A night of Instrumental Funk in aid of Our Ladys Children’s Hospital Crumlin with the following line-up:

+ Chief Keegan
+ The Deep Funk Project

Admission is free.

sin-e.ie/events/funkin-for-crumlin/

Singer Songwriter Night – Mother Reilly’s

21:00, Thu 29 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 29 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 29 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 29 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 29 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 29 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/

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Jonathan Swift Festival 2018

09:00, Fri 30 Nov

Dublin (various locations)

The Jonathan Swift Festival is a celebration of Jonathan Swift’s life and works with a range of events in various locations in Dublin. The festival runs from 29 Nov – 02 Dec and most events are free. All events are listed here and most events are listed separately in this Dublin Event Guide and in the next one.

www.jonathanswiftfestival.ie/

The Story of the Capital – Exhibition in Dublin City Hall

10:00 – 17:15, Fri 30 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

Trinity HistoryCon – History Conference & Comic Con

10:00 – 20:00, Fri 30 Nov

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

“Trinity HistoryCon is a one-day academic conference and comic-con celebrating the intersection of the study of history and popular media. It brings together some of the brightest scholars and entertainment professionals in a unique setting to discuss our shared love of history. HistoryCon will feature talks and panels to bring the magic of filmmaking and the primary source inspirations to our guests.

In the spirit of comic-con, HistoryCon will also host two costume contests. Whether you are a skilled historical cosplayer or a novice, there will be a category for you. We welcome costumes from all genres. HistoryCon champions quality education for all.”

Admission is free, but booking is required via the website below. Costumes are highly encouraged.

www.eventbrite.ie/e/trinity-historycon-tickets-51754356674

People’s Art Exhibition

11:00 – 17:00, Fri 30 Nov

St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2

Six times this year the “People’s Art 2018″ exhibition will take place. It is an art exhibition on the rails/fence of St. Stephen’s Green.

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

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

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

www.peoplesart.ie/

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Fri 30 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

The Changing Roles of Women in 1918 – Tour

11:30 – 13:00, Fri 30 Nov

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

The next Culture Club event is the tour “The Changing Roles of Women in 1918”.

Culture Club invites members to explore and enjoy the collections through a series of specially arranged guided tours and activities in the company of Museum staff followed by ’Tea & Chat’ and an opportunity to mingle. November’s Culture Club will be led by Dr. Edith Andrees in the “Soldiers & Chiefs and Recovered Voices” exhibitions to discover more about the changing roles of women and men in the early 20th century.

Admission is free, but booking is required via 01 6777444

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=3840

Leaders in Research – Career Development Talk

12:30 – 13:30, Fri 30 Nov

NCAD, 100 Thomas Street, Dublin 8

“At this Leaders in Research event we will discuss with Dr Alessandra Sala Head of Analytics Research at Nokia Bell Labs and Enda O’Dowd NCAD Lecturer & Course Coordinator – MSc Medical Device Design, how much collaboration featured and how much working in the arts v science v both impacted and enhanced their own career pathways.
Hearing how different disciplines negotiate their career pathways, challenges and success is the main topic of conversation for this event. How different professionals created/ create opportunities for themselves and the things they might have done differently looking back.”

Admission is free. Find more details via the link below.

www.ncad.ie/gallery-event/view/leaders-in-research1

Just a few more hours to the weekend! – Ad

13:00, Fri 30 Nov

Various locations in Dublin and Dun Laoghaire

Get a cup of tea, gather the last bit of energy and then bring this work week over the line! And for next week, get some special teas via the ad below and help the Dublin Event Guide while you are doing that. ;-)

Click on the picture below or use this link and if you order any teas that way, you help the Dublin Event Guide because Twinings will pay a small reward if you order after clicking on the picture or link above.

Orders over GBP 35 are free in the UK and if you use Parcelmotel’s Belfast to Dublin service, you can get it delivered for just EUR 3.95 of postage.

www.awin1.com/cread.php?s=304874&v=3578&q=143760&r=140544

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13:00, Fri 30 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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Swift and Science – Talk

13:00, Fri 30 Nov

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

Swift expert and Trinity College academic Brendan Twomey will examine Jonathan Swift’s 18th century views on the Cult of Science.

The event will take place in the Lady Chapel of Saint Patrick’s Cathedral.

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

jonathanswiftfestival.ie/event/swift-and-science-with-brendan-twomey/

Jonathan Swift and Louis Le Brocquy on Mental Health – Talk

13:15, Fri 30 Nov

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

The Pop-up talk “Jonathan Swift and Louis Le Brocquy: Historical voices on mental health” with Jacinta Keane will take place. Meet in Room 15.

Admission is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/jonathan-swift-and-louis-le-brocquy-historical-voices-mental-health

Drawing for people who think they can’t draw – Workshop

14:00 – 15:00, Fri 30 Nov

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

“This workshop will focus on expressive and informal portrait drawing. We encourage you to visually describe another person. Maybe you’ll fall wildly in love? Or maybe you’ll just make a nice drawing to put on your fridge.”

Join Sciecne Gallery mediators Muiriosa Guinan & Clio Ryan at FOR PLAY and discover drawing again.

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

www.eventbrite.ie/e/drawing-for-people-who-think-they-cant-draw-tickets-52905195865

Escape Game – French Library

17:30, Fri 30 Nov

Alliance Francaise, 1 Kildare Street, Dublin 2

Have you ever tried an “escape game”? It is a physical adventure game in which players solve a series of puzzles and riddles to get out of a room and the staff of the French Library needs your help on Friday to lift the curse of a ghost that has been haunting the place! You will have 60 minutes to solve puzzles using clues and hints left by the ghost and escape the Library.

Admission is free, but booking isr equired via the link below and please note that the Escape Game is in French only!

afdublin.extranet-aec.com/events/detail/365

Lulu Kumama – Jazz in TramCafe

17:30 – 20:00, Fri 30 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

Cult of Science – Are we losing our humanity?

18:00, Fri 30 Nov

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

This is a debate hosted by The Phil at TCD to explore whether our overdependence on technology and worship of science has gone too far, leaving us vulnerable.

The event is part of the Jonathan Swift Festival.

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

jonathanswiftfestival.ie/event/the-cult-of-science-and-technology/

Winter Print Fair – Print Museum

18:00 – 20:00, Fri 30 Nov

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

In the last few years, the Print Museum organised a craft fair in December for Christmas. This year, however, they are moving back to the focus of their activity, which Print in Ireland.

From Friday until Sunday a Witner Print Fair will take place and will showcase artists working in the medium of print – including letterpress, etching and screen-printing. There will also be some artists working in associated crafts such as illustration and origami.

A number of print-related activities for all visitors will also be available, including activities for children.

Opening Hours are Friday 30 Nov 18.00 – 20.00 / Saturday 01 + Sunday 02 December 11.00 – 16.00

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/193764674853460/

Cornucopia – Live Music

19:30 – 21:30, Fri 30 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

Blue Fish Diamond – Gig

21:00, Fri 30 Nov

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

Blue Fish Diamond is a Indie Folk Rock band and they will play a gig in Sin E.

Admission is free.

sin-e.ie/events/blue-fish-diamond/

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Fri 30 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/

The Brady’s Session

21:00, Fri 30 Nov

Gub Dandy’s in Bradys Pub, 5 Terenure Place, Terenure, Dublin 6

The Brady’s Sessions is a monthly singer/songwriter night in Gub Dandy’s at Brady’s Pub Terenure. Admission is free and this month’s Line-Up is:

Hubert Murray, Aine Holland, Six Above Ground, Little Oak, Bryan Walsh, Miah Phelan Sweeney

www.facebook.com/events/485550285289980/

The Shadow Shakers – Gig

21:30, Fri 30 Nov

Leeson Lounge, 148 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4

The Shadow Shakers will play Rockabilly in the Leeson Lounge.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/267600203955828/

Events Coming Up

Christmas Gala Concert in Aid of Trócaire

02 Dec – 19:30-21:30

Mount Argus Church, Harold’s Cross, Dublin 6

This Christmas Gala Concert will bring you festive songs and carols to start the Christmas Season. Admission is free but tickets are required and a donation of EUR 10 per person is suggested for Trócaire. You can doante via Eventbrite or at the event.

The line-up is MC Joe Duffy and performaers Margaret Keys (soprano), Mornington Singers, Vladimir (violin), Tenors Niall Morris + Peter O’Reilly, Belvedere College Choir and Fr Brian D’Arcy.

Register via the link here: www.eventbrite.ie/e/christmas-gala-concert-in-aid-of-trocaire-tickets-51806658109

Dublin Mountains Partnership – Guided Walks

01 Dec

Every month the Dublin Mountain Partnership runs free guided walks in the Dublin Mountains often on some Saturdays or Sundays, but also on other days during the month. The walks have varying difficulty and duration and the details can be found on the Dublin Mountain Partnership website: www.dublinmountains.ie/news/upcoming_events/?no_cache=1 or on www.facebook.com/pg/dmpvr/events/

The following next dates have been announced: 01 Dec. More will 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:

IFI French Film Festival: 14-25 Nov

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Total ban of “single-use” bags? Don’t overdo it!

We (hopefully) all know about the environmental problems plastic causes. We see regularly pictures and read reports about animals that were interfered with by getting caught in or swallowing items made of plastic. The plan is to forbid forks and knives, straws and plates and cups made of plastic and while there is a lot of sense in some of this, there is the possibility to go overboard a bit in an over-exaggerated “we have to do something” drive.

Ireland was one of the earlier countries to charge for the use of plastic bags and in the meantime MANY countries caught up or even did better by forbidding certain type of plastic bags. But at a visit in Germany a few months ago, I came across a situation that showed me that we really can overdo it!

I was in a middle sized town and had a look at some shops without any clear intent to buy something. C&A, a big clothes shop, was also there and I went inside to have a look. They are known for good quality for low prices. Not as low as Penney’s, but still very competitive. And while having a look around, I found a T-Shirt that I really liked and one or two other items that looked great and were at the right price.

So I went to the till and pushed the clothes across the counter to pay. The employee behind the counter scanned the labels of the three items and pushed them back to me. :-O I looked at her in a quizzical way and she said “Oh, do you need a bag?” I said “Do you have a paper bag?” Her reply: “No, we don’t do paper bags, but you can buy a plastic bag.” :-O :-O

I had no interest in using a plastic bag, but I also didn’t want to walk out of the shop with three pieces of clothing clenched under my arm just because I hadn’t pre-planned the purchase and therefore didn’t bring my own bag!!

Is it too much to ask to get at least the flimsiest of paper bags to put your purchases in if you go clothes shopping? C&A also sells suits and evening dresses. Would you not think that it is in the interest of the shop to provide customers with basic means to bring their garments home unblemished?

I am all in favour of protecting the environment, but that experience did annoy me quite a bit. I could have bought a plastic bag, but I decided not to (for environmental reasons), so I DID walk out of the shop with three items of clothing clenched under my arm. :-O

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This Event Guide (the “Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events)”) is an Event Guide with a difference. It covers mostly free events based on the thinking that free events deserve additional support and that non-free events have the money to pay for advertisement. The Guide is a _Guide_ and not just a listing and is therefore at times quite extensive. It is sent for free to anybody who is interested and if you want to be added to the mailing list or know somebody who would like to receive this guide, just send them to www.dublineventguide.com, where they can subscribe. If you have feedback – good or bad – PLEASE tell me via dublineventguide@gmail.com.
BTW: I am not paid or otherwise rewarded for compiling and distributing this Event Guide it is purely a hobby so your donations are needed: www.perfectresults.info/donation.htm . Advertisement in or sponsorship of the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) is possible and very welcome, please contact me for more information.
Please note: The Dublin Event Guide (for Free Event) is not related or connected to the long gone fortnightly printed publication “the event guide” that you found until December 2008 in pubs and other venues.
Copyright 2018 by Joerg Steegmueller.
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