Dublin Event Guide 583: Heritage Week, “Blues, Roots &Brass Festival”, Outdoor Movies Marlay Park, Thursday Lates National Gallery

August 18th, 2018
DEG Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events)

No. 583 | 17 August 2018

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Hi all!

This week things didn’t go according to plan and I apologise for it! I struggled with three technical problems during my compilation time for the Dublin Event Guide and that slowed me down soo much. In addition I was not able to prepare during the week as I normally do: another delay! And then it is National Heritage Week! A great event, but there are 350 events in Dublin and while I hadn’t planned to list them all, even the filtering and selection of SOME took AGES.

So I reluctantly had to post the events on Facebook before sending this e-mail out. Hopefully you saw them there. And there are plenty of events on Sunday and the rest of the week to make up for the late delivery today. Apologies!

The August now stands at EUR 110. We are more than half way through the month and we are still a junk away from zero, so please don’t stop helping.
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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 quote by entrepreneur Joubert Botha. He makes an important point: We often don’t believe in ourselves or at least don’t believe enough!! And if we don’t believe then how can we expect other people to believe? So his good advise is:

Believe in yourself so strongly that the world can’t help but believe in you too. – Joubert Botha

What can you do this week to show the world that you believe in you?

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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 Mark G, Tadhg C, Scott P and Joan S were so great to help with a very much needed donation. Thanks! Every cent counts and without all these contributions the Dublin Event Guide won’t continue.

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

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

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

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

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Joergs Picks

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

This week there is the National Heritage Week and the Dublin Event Guide contains nearly 220 events. Mad! You have to choose this week yourself. I need to rush this Dublin Event Guide out. Sorry!

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Competitions

Release Your Voice – Singing Workshop – Ticket Competition – Winner

Saturday 18 August – 11:00-17:30
The Lab, Foley Street, Dublin 1

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

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

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

And if you enter this competition, then one person will even get the ticket for free! But don’t wait until the competition is decided. Instead just go ahead and book with Joan and if you are the lucky winner and you have booked already, you will get your money back. The reason why I am suggesting to book NOW is because there are limited places available on the course!

Lots of people entered the competition – as always – and the draw has been conducted. The lucky winner is Rachael Dowling! Congratulations! If you too want to “Release your Voice”, let me know via dublineventguide@gmail.com and I will see if I can convince Joan to run another competition when her next workshop comes up! ;-)

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Papal Visit and Mass in Phoenix Park & Croke Park

If you are not going to the biggest event in Ireland in the last 39 years, the Papal Mass in Phoenix Park, but you live in Dublin, I would strongly recommend that you avoid ALL areas that are in 5-8km radius around Phoenix Park on Sunday. Up to 500,000 people are expected in Dublin and they ALL have to somehow get to Phoenix Park. Walks of between 2 and 7 km are required to reach the location for the mass, but since there will be a huge amount of road closures and also a take over of all public transport resources (trains & busses) to bring people to Dublin and then as close as feasible to Phoenix Park and Croke Park, I would really suggest you stay at home on Saturday and even more so on Sunday.

There will be 52 road closures on Saturday in Dublin and 86 on Sunday, so renew your Netflix subscription, get a good book or restart that knitting project, make sure you have enough food and drink at home and then lock yourself in!

The Irish Times gives some warnings about the traffic situation including the list of closed streets in their article here. Don’t think that the streets will be just closed for a little while! On Sunday Dublin will be closed from 06:00-23:00!! :-O

And here is another interesting article about the logistics: www.rte.ie/news/the-pope-in-ireland/2018/0814/985058-logistics-of-popes-visit/ The article says that 25,000 slices of sliced pan are expected to be used for sandwiches and 31,000 litres of milk for your tea! Tea and sandwiches! I see, we have made huge culinary steps forward since 1979! :-O

The long-term forecast at the moment predicts a cloudy day with some sun on both Saturday and Sunday, but it is quite cold at 16 degrees!

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Summer of Heritage 2018 in Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown

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

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

Opportunities

The former “Opportunities” section is now the place where the weekly nationwide clever event map from our sponsor Energia will be featured. Full details about the events on the map are on the Energia blog: gturl.eu/Energia18_wk34

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.

Everyone, Everywhere, Everyday – Illustrations

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

Mill Theatre, Dundrum

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

Admission is free.

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

Devonian Plant Fossils: A window into the past

02-24 August (10:00-17:00)

National Botanic Gardens, 300 Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

This is a joint exhibition between the National Botanic Gardens of Ireland, the Geological Survey Ireland and the Natural History Museum and it will show-case the 360 million year old fossils from Kiltorcan Quarry, Co. Kilkenny.

Kiltorcan is internationally known for its rich assemblage of excavated fossils but this is their first significant public display. The fossils provide a glimpse into the plant world at the end of the Devonian Period.
The first significant adaptive radiation of life on dry land occurred during the Devonian Period. Free-sporing vascular plants began to spread across dry land, forming extensive forests which covered the continents. By the middle of the Devonian, several groups of plants had evolved leaves and true roots, and by the end of the period the first seed-bearing plants appeared.

The exhibition can be viewed daily in the Gallery, Education & Visitor Centre. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/383737158783917/

Face to Face: Anthony Palliser’s Irish Portraits

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

Farmleigh House, Phoenix Park, Dublin 15

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

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

Admission is free. Find more information here.

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Car Boot Sales – Tallaght

08:00 – 12:00, Sat 18 Aug

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/

National Heritage Week 2018

09:00, Sat 18 Aug

Dublin (various locations)

From 18 August until 26 August the National Heritage Week 2018 will take place in Ireland. The intention is to create awareness and to educate about heritage in Ireland trough walks, talks, performances, exhibitions and workshops.

In Dublin City there will be about 210 events, in Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown about 60, in South County Dublin about 55 and in Fingal (North County Dublin) about 30. (It will never makes sense in my head why these four areas are separated in search engines for evens like this. With the small size of Dublin this is totally unnecessary!)

Many events are repeated numerous times throughout the week and a large amount of events are free. Unfortunately, though you can’t filter out free events. (Another wrong decision!).

Even with these little hiccups on the website, the Heritage Week is a brilliant event and there is something on the list for everyone. I will mention a number of Heritage Week events in separately in this Dublin Event Guide, but with 350 events in Dublin, you can imagine that I will not be able to mention all, but will just scratch the surface. So you will have to search for yourself here:

www.heritageweek.ie/whats-on/events

One of the slightly quirkier events that runs for the whole week is the “Totally Terrific Tomato Festival” in the National Botanic Gardens. There will be exhibition of tomato cultivars and their relatives (tobacco, potatoes, chillies, petunias and even deadly nightshade) and there will be a series of talks, Tomato Tales, with tomato addict Nicky Kyle, and Director of the Gardens Matthew Jebb.

www.heritageweek.ie/

Honest2Goodness Food Market

09:30 – 16:00, Sat 18 Aug

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 18 Aug

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/

St. Audeon’s Church – Guided Tour

09:30 – 16:30, Sat 18 Aug

St. Audeon’s Church, Cornmarket, Dublin 8

Coeme to this guided tour of one of Dublin’s oldest buildings and find out more about its place in the history of medieval Dublin. Discover the hidden Portlester Chapel. the remains of a 13th century laneway and a monument to a Knight and his Lady.

Admission is free (suitable from Age 12+). The tours take place throughout the day (Sunday 12:00-16:30, all other days 09:30-16:30)

www.heritageweek.ie/whats-on/event/guided-tour-of-st-audoens-church

SuperNatural Food Market

09:30 – 15:30, Sat 18 Aug

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 18 Aug

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 18 Aug

Belgard Road, Dublin 24

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

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

www.facebook.com/belgardmarket

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 18 Aug

Jamestown Market, 90 Jamestown Road, Inchicore, Dublin 8

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

www.jamestownmarket.com/

Marlay Park Market

10:00 – 16:00, Sat 18 Aug

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 18 Aug

Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

The Temple Bar Markets (Food Market on Meeting House Square, Book Market on Temple Bar Square and the Designer Mart near Cow’s Lane) are taking place every Saturday from 10:00-16:30.

www.templebar.ie

Terenure Bushy Park Market

10:00 – 16:00, Sat 18 Aug

Bushy Park, Tempelogue Road, Terenure, Dublin 6W

The Terenure Bushy Park Market is taking place every weekk. The market has more than 30 stalls, offering a whole variety of foods and crafts.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/bushyparkmarket

The Story of the Capital – Exhibition in Dublin City Hall

10:00 – 17:15, Sat 18 Aug

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 18 Aug

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 18 Aug

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

Ardgillan Castle Tour

11:00 – 16:00, Sat 18 Aug

Ardgillan Castle, Balbriggan, Co. Dublin

For Heritage Week, Ardgillan Castle will offer free tours every hour from 11:00-16:00.

Admission is free.

www.heritageweek.ie/whats-on/event/free-castle-tours

Blackrock Market

11:00 – 17:30, Sat 18 Aug

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/

Tours of Iveagh House – Heritage Week

11:00 – 16:00, Sat 18 Aug

Department of Foreign Affairs, 80 St, Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2

The Department of Foreign Affairs is located in Iveagh House, a history rich building that was built in 1736 and became later the townhouse of the Guinness family and was significantly extended in 1866.

The Department of Foreign Affiars will open their doors for guided tours on Saturday.

Admission is free.

www.heritageweek.ie/whats-on/event/tours-of-iveagh-house

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Sat 18 Aug

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

Life at the Edges – Science Gallery Exhibition

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 18 Aug

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

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

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

Some of the most interesting exhibits are:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Admission is free.

dublin.sciencegallery.com/ledges/

Military Guard Ceremony

12:00 – 13:00, Sat 18 Aug

Merrion Square, Dublin 2

A Ceremonial Military Guard will parade at the site of the “National Memorial to Members of the Defence Forces who died in the Service of the State”, at Merrion Square during July and August. Ceremonies will take place at the pyramid at Merrion Square opposite the back entrance to the Dail, every Saturday from 15 July to 18 August 2018.

Units from different sections of the Defence Forces (Army, Air Corps and Naval Service) will participate in this Military Guard Ceremony to remember their comrades. Every week different units will be involved and the details of the ceremony and the participating units are described on the website below.

www.military.ie/en/info-centre/df-ceremonial/ceremonial-military-guard/

The Catfish Blues Orchestra – Gig

12:00 – 13:30, Sat 18 Aug

Marlay Park, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16

The Catfish Blues Orchestra will play a gig in Marlay Park at the Marlay Park market.

Admission is free.

events.dlrcoco.ie/event/catfish-blues-orchestra

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Sat 18 Aug

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/

Festival of Nations – Mountjoy Square

13:00 – 18:00, Sat 18 Aug

Mountjoy Square, Dublin 2

The Festival of Nations in Mountjoy Square will celebrate Diversity and Togetherness.

There will be a Flags Parade, Music, Face-Painting, the Friendship World Cup, “Your Rights Are Working in Stone” Workshop and more.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/631655470524675/

Walking Tours of Medieval Dublin

13:00 – 14:00, Sat 18 Aug

Barnardos Square, Dame Street, Dublin 2

The Friends of Medieval Dublin invite to four “Walking Tours of Medieval Dublin” during Heritage Week. They will take place on 18+21+22+25 Aug. On the two Saturdays 18+25 Aug it is from 13:00-14:00 and during the week from 18:00-19:00.

Admission is free, but booking is required via heritageweekfmd@gmail.com Meet at Barnardo Square, next to City Hall in Dame Street.

www.heritageweek.ie/whats-on/event/walking-tours-of-medieval-dublin

Chester Beatty Library – Guided Tour

14:00, Sat 18 Aug

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

Mandala Art – Workshop for kids

14:00 – 17:00, Sat 18 Aug

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

At this Mandala Making Art Workshop in the Botanic gardens, children under 12 will explore the story of an oak tree and the rich biodiversity that surrounds it, while creating a giant mandala around its base. This is a communal activity and families are welcome. You will be using found materials.

Admission is free.

www.heritageweek.ie/whats-on/event/art-installation-mandala-making

Outdoor Movies in the Park – Marlay Park

14:00 – 21:00, Sat 18 Aug

Marlay Park, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16

Outdoor Movies in the Park is Dun Laoghaire Rathdowns outdoor movie screening programme in Marlay Park this weekend. Six movies will be screened and admission is free.

The pogramme is:

SATURDAY 18 Aug
14:00 Coco (PG, 104 min)
16:30 School of Rock (PG, 104 min)
19:00 Grease (PG, 110 min)
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SUNDAY 19 Aug
14:00 Peter Rabbit (G, 95 min)
16:30 Mrs Doubtfire (PG, 124 min)
19:00 Jumanji 2 (12A, 118 min)

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Bring picnic & blankets. Some of the vendors of Marlay Park Market will stay open until late. Alcohol is not allowed.

There is limited parking for the 14:00 and 16:30 movies in the College Road car park in Marlay Park. (Do not park in local estates, on roads, grass verges or in other off site car parks.) Parking for the 19:00 movies on both days is in the Grange Road car park in Marlay Park only.

www.events.dlrcoco.ie/event/outdoor-movies-marlay-park

Medieval France: Storytelling

14:30 – 15:15, Sat 18 Aug

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

Storyteller Róisín Murphy will recount tales from medieval France.

Admission is free.

www.heritageweek.ie/whats-on/event/medieval-france-storytelling

Malahide – Guided Historical Walk

15:00 – 16:30, Sat 18 Aug

Malahide Library, Main Street, Malahide, Co. Dublin

Historian Joe Varley will guide this tour along the central streets of Malahide, explaining the history of the area and some of its former residents.

Admission is free. Meet at Malahide Library at 14:45.

www.heritageweek.ie/whats-on/event/malahide-guided-historical-walk

The Potato was not the Problem – Talk

15:00 – 16:00, Sat 18 Aug

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

Dymphna Headen will launch & talk about her new book. She has been researching the impact of 19th century government policies & the consequence of these when combined with the arrival of potato blight and she has found that “The Potato was not the Problem”!!

Admission is free.

www.heritageweek.ie/whats-on/event/the-potato-was-not-the-problem

Bal Folk – European Folk Dance Session

16:00 – 19:00, Sat 18 Aug

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

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

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

The event takes place every Sunday in the Cobblestone Pub.

www.facebook.com/events/1346661775464345/

Dublin Blues, Roots & Brass Festival – Gigs

19:30, Sat 18 Aug

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Whelan’s are lately doing a great job of organising high-quality 3-day weekender festivals and most of them are free.

From 17-19 August (Fri-Sun) the Dublin Blues, Roots & Brass Festival will take place and the line-up is listed below.

SATURDAY 18 Aug
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Main Venue:
20:15-20:45 DIRTY BLUEPRINT
21:00-21:30 UKULELE DEATH SQUAD
21:45-23:15 MIKE BROOKFIELD BAND

Upstairs:
21:00-21:40 DESERT ACES
22:00-23:00 THE 502’S
23:30-00:15 ONE HORSE PONY
00:30-01:30 DIRTY BLUEPRINT

Front Bar:
19:30-20:30 THE DUBLIN CITY ROUNDERS

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SUNDAY 19 August
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Main Venue:
20:15-20:45 GRAEME JAMES
21:00-21:30 UKULELE DEATH SQUAD
21:45-23:15 BRONAGH GALLAGHER
23:45-01:00 MIK PYRO‘S DUBLIN BLUES CARTEL

Upstairs:
21:00-21:40 BEN PREVO
22:00-23:00 THE CATFISH BLUES ORCHESTRA

Front Bar:
19:30-20:30 TBL8

Admission is free.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/the-dublin-blues-roots-brass-festival-5/

Vierne Symphonies – Organ Concert – St. Patrick’s Cathedral

20:00, Sat 18 Aug

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

St. Patrick’s Cathedral will run a whole range of events during Heritage Week and you find all of them (a good few are booked out already) on stpatrickscathedral.digitickets.co.uk/category/6391

One of the events for which there are still tickets available are the Vierne Symphonies, an Organ concert on four evenings, on Sat 18, Mon 20, Wed 22 and Fri 24.

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

stpatrickscathedral.digitickets.co.uk/event-tickets/15762?catID=6391

Dysfunktional – Gig

20:30, Sat 18 Aug

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

Dysfunktional is an 8 piece funk band based in Dublin and they will play a gig in Sin E.

Admission is free.

sin-e.ie/events/dysfunktional/

Bunoscionn – Trad & Folk Gig

21:00, Sat 18 Aug

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

Bunoscionn are playing a Trad & Folk gig in the Harbour Bar.

Admission is free.

theharbourbar.ie/events/1171/bunoscionn/

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Sat 18 Aug

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/

Punktango – Gig

21:30, Sat 18 Aug

The Music Cafe, 1 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

Punktango are playing a fusion of Tango, Rock and Swing at this gig.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/458946851252649/

Hatchlings / Ivy Bloom – Gig

23:30, Sat 18 Aug

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

The bands Hatchlings and Ivy Bloom play a gig in the Midnight Social slot at the Grand Social.

Admission is free.

www.thegrandsocial.ie/event/midnight-social-2/

Rock Tribunal – Gig

23:30, Sat 18 Aug

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

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

Admission is free.

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

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Ironman 70.3 – Dun Laoghaire

07:00 – 18:30, Sun 19 Aug

Dun Laoghaire (various locations)

This is not an event for you to take part, epecially without training! :-) But it also is not a free event. However, if you want to see the spectacle of an Ironman Triathlon with a 1.9km sea swim, 90km bike course across Wicklow and 21.1km run with a Finish in Dun Laoghaire, then this is your chance, Over 2000 atheletes will take part. Start is at Newstownsmith Green and the Finish is at the Eastern Pier.

Admission is free for spectators.

eu.ironman.com/triathlon/events/emea/ironman-70.3/dun-laoghaire.aspx

Car Boot Sales – Ballymun

08:00 – 13:00, Sun 19 Aug

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

National Heritage Week 2018

09:00, Sun 19 Aug

Dublin (various locations)

From 18 August until 26 August the National Heritage Week 2018 will take place in Ireland. The intention is to create awareness and to educate about heritage in Ireland trough walks, talks, performances, exhibitions and workshops.

In Dublin City there will be about 210 events, in Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown about 60, in South County Dublin about 55 and in Fingal (North County Dublin) about 30. (It will never makes sense in my head why these four areas are separated in search engines for evens like this. With the small size of Dublin this is totally unnecessary!)

Many events are repeated numerous times throughout the week and a large amount of events are free. Unfortunately, though you can’t filter out free events. (Another wrong decision!).

Even with these little hiccups on the website, the Heritage Week is a brilliant event and there is something on the list for everyone. I will mention a number of Heritage Week events in separately in this Dublin Event Guide, but with 350 events in Dublin, you can imagine that I will not be able to mention all, but will just scratch the surface. So you will have to search for yourself here:

www.heritageweek.ie/whats-on/events

One of the slightly quirkier events that runs for the whole week is the “Totally Terrific Tomato Festival” in the National Botanic Gardens. There will be exhibition of tomato cultivars and their relatives (tobacco, potatoes, chillies, petunias and even deadly nightshade) and there will be a series of talks, Tomato Tales, with tomato addict Nicky Kyle, and Director of the Gardens Matthew Jebb.

www.heritageweek.ie/

St. Audeon’s Church – Guided Tour

09:30 – 16:30, Sun 19 Aug

St. Audeon’s Church, Cornmarket, Dublin 8

Coeme to this guided tour of one of Dublin’s oldest buildings and find out more about its place in the history of medieval Dublin. Discover the hidden Portlester Chapel. the remains of a 13th century laneway and a monument to a Knight and his Lady.

Admission is free (suitable from Age 12+). The tours take place throughout the day (Sunday 12:00-16:30, all other days 09:30-16:30)

www.heritageweek.ie/whats-on/event/guided-tour-of-st-audoens-church

Belgard Weekend Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 19 Aug

Belgard Road, Dublin 24

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

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

www.facebook.com/belgardmarket

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 19 Aug

Jamestown Market, 90 Jamestown Road, Inchicore, Dublin 8

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

www.jamestownmarket.com

Magazine Fort – Guided Tour

10:00, Sun 19 Aug

Magazine Fort, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

The Magazine Fort in Phoenix Park was for a long time completely neglected, but it is hugely rich in history. Many have seen it as a barred off concrete fortress in a corner of Phoenix Park and even more don’t even know or have forgotten that it exists. The old Phoenix House, the home of the British Viceroy, was on the site where the fort was built from the early 17th century and then in 1734 the Fort was built and extended in 1801.

In 1916 the Fort was raided by the rebels who expected to find a lot of explosives there, but found the Fort nearly empty. In 1939 the IRA raided the Fort and stole more than a million rounds of ammunition, but most of it was recovered over the following weeks.

Since 1988, the Irish Army doesn’t use the Fort anymore and gave it back to the Office of Public Works (OPW), but not much good has happened to the Fort in the last 30 years (!!) and there were numerous speculations about the reasons for that.

Finally since 2016, guided tours are provided and this year from April until end of October there will be three tours every Sunday at 10:00, 12:00 and 14:00. Only 20 places are available on each tour and if there is a big event in Phoenix Park the tour will be cancelled.

Tickets are available at the Phoenix Park Visitor Centre on a first come, first served basis and can not be pre-booked. A shuttle bus will bring the ticket holders to the Fort.

phoenixpark.ie/tours/

Marlay Park Market

10:00 – 16:00, Sun 19 Aug

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 19 Aug

Merrion Square, Dublin 2

Every Sunday, the Merrion Square Open Air Art Gallery takes place. Up to 200 artists exhibit their paintings on the railings on three sides (West, North and East) of Merrion Square and you can just enjoy the exhibition or even buy.

www.merrionsquareart.com/

Art, Bites, Crafts – Drumcondra Market

10:30 – 15:30, Sun 19 Aug

Arts and Business Campus, 40 Drumcondra Road Lower

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

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

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/abcdrumcondramarket

Dun Laoghaire Market

11:00 – 16:00, Sun 19 Aug

People’s Park, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

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

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

Jazz Eucharist – St. Patrick’s Cathedral

11:00 – 12:00, Sun 19 Aug

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

St. Patrick’s Cathederal invites to a “Jazz Eucharist” on Sunday morning during National Heritage Week, It will be sung by The Close Chorale with music by Bob Chilcott (A Little Jazz Mass).

Admission is free.

www.heritageweek.ie/whats-on/event/jazz-eucharist

Palestrina Choir

11:00, Sun 19 Aug

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 19 Aug

A1 Bluebell Business Centre, Old Naas Road, Dublin 12

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

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

www.facebook.com/thegreendoordublin

Drop-in family session – National Gallery

11:30 – 13:30, Sun 19 Aug

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

A Drop-in family workshop for children of all ages will take place in the Maples and Calder Creative Space in the Atrium.

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.

Admission is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/drop-family-workshop-4

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Sun 19 Aug

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 19 Aug

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 19 Aug

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

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

Admission is free.

www.botanicgardens.ie/educ/info.htm

Life at the Edges – Science Gallery Exhibition

12:00 – 18:00, Sun 19 Aug

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

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

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

Some of the most interesting exhibits are:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Admission is free.

dublin.sciencegallery.com/ledges/

Printfest – National Print Museum

12:00 – 16:00, Sun 19 Aug

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

This will be an afternoon full of printing activities. And you will hear lots of interesting stories shared by the Museum’s volunteer active retired printers and compositors on the day.

It is a Family Fun Day and Admission is free.

www.heritageweek.ie/whats-on/event/printfest-family-fun-day

Family Tour – National Gallery

12:30 – 13:15, Sun 19 Aug

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-21

Jugger – Open Day

13:00 – 16:00, Sun 19 Aug

Fairview Park, Fairview, Dublin 3

Jugger is an intriguing sport that is different than anything else. I couldn’t explain it adequatly, so go to the Facebook Page via the link below and you will see a short film with lots of Jugger scenes. It is really an interesting new activity and Jugger Ireland is currently in the process of spreading the word about the sport and of finding new interested players.

On Sunday an Open Day takes place in Fairview Park. Have a look a the video and then go there to see it live and maybe you even want to become part of the Jugger fun.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1410755545734969/

Low priced books with free delivery!

13:00, Sun 19 Aug

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!

Support the Dublin Event Guide – Buy your books here!

13:00, Sun 19 Aug

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!

Dublin Sketchers – Sunday Meet-up

14:00, Sun 19 Aug

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/

Grow Your Story – Heritage Week

14:00 – 16:30, Sun 19 Aug

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

Bring Clarke Square in Collins Barracks to life with chalk stories and pictures. Add your family story to our big picture tree with artist Claire Halpin.

Admission is free. Suitable for all ages.

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=3776

Hugh Lane Gallery – Guided Tour

14:00, Sun 19 Aug

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

Every Sunday a free tour takes place in the Hugh Lane Gallery.

Admission is free and booking is not required, but places are limited, so early arrival is recommended.

www.hughlane.ie/lectures/current/1431-free-sunday-tours-at-2pm-2016

Latin Jazz Brunch

14:00 – 16:30, Sun 19 Aug

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

Outdoor Movies in the Park – Marlay Park

14:00 – 21:00, Sun 19 Aug

Marlay Park, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16

Outdoor Movies in the Park is Dun Laoghaire Rathdowns outdoor movie screening programme in Marlay Park this weekend. Six movies will be screened and admission is free.

The pogramme is:

SATURDAY 18 Aug
14:00 Coco (PG, 104 min)
16:30 School of Rock (PG, 104 min)
19:00 Grease (PG, 110 min)
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SUNDAY 19 Aug
14:00 Peter Rabbit (G, 95 min)
16:30 Mrs Doubtfire (PG, 124 min)
19:00 Jumanji 2 (12A, 118 min)

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Bring picnic & blankets. Some of the vendors of Marlay Park Market will stay open until late. Alcohol is not allowed.

There is limited parking for the 14:00 and 16:30 movies in the College Road car park in Marlay Park. (Do not park in local estates, on roads, grass verges or in other off site car parks.) Parking for the 19:00 movies on both days is in the Grange Road car park in Marlay Park only.

www.events.dlrcoco.ie/event/outdoor-movies-marlay-park

Paddy Fitz – Gig

14:00 – 15:30, Sun 19 Aug

People’s Park, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

Paddy Fitz will play a gig in the “Summer of Music” programme just outside the People’s Park, on the Metals. He lists U2, Avicii, Gorillaz, The Killers, Coldplay, Calvin Harris, Snow Patrol and the Swedish House Mafia as his biggest influences.

Admission is free.

www.events.dlrcoco.ie/event/paddy-fitz

St. James’ Brass & Reed Band – Bray

14:30, Sun 19 Aug

Seafront, Bray, Co. Wicklow

The St. James’ Brass & Reed Band will perform a concert in Bray’s bandstand.

Admission is free.

www.bray.ie/pec-events/

Chester Beatty Library – Guided Tour

15:00, Sun 19 Aug

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

Dublin Concert Band – Concert

15:00 – 17:00, Sun 19 Aug

Pearse Museum, St. Enda’s Park, Grange Road, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16

The Dublin Concert Band will perform an open-air concert in the couryard at the Pearse Museum in St.Enda’s Park.

Admission is free.

www.heritageweek.ie/whats-on/event/dublin-concert-band

Museum Tour – National Print Museum

15:00 – 16:30, Sun 19 Aug

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

The High Leeson – Bluegrass Gig

18:00, Sun 19 Aug

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 19 Aug

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 19 Aug

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

Dublin Blues, Roots & Brass Festival – Gigs

19:30, Sun 19 Aug

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Whelan’s are lately doing a great job of organising high-quality 3-day weekender festivals and most of them are free.

From 17-19 August (Fri-Sun) the Dublin Blues, Roots & Brass Festival will take place and the line-up is listed below.

SUNDAY 19 August
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Main Venue:
20:15-20:45 GRAEME JAMES
21:00-21:30 UKULELE DEATH SQUAD
21:45-23:15 BRONAGH GALLAGHER
23:45-01:00 MIK PYRO‘S DUBLIN BLUES CARTEL

Upstairs:
21:00-21:40 BEN PREVO
22:00-23:00 THE CATFISH BLUES ORCHESTRA

Front Bar:
19:30-20:30 TBL8

Admission is free.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/the-dublin-blues-roots-brass-festival-6/

Josh Johnstone – Singer/Songwriter

20:00, Sun 19 Aug

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

Josh Johnstone is a West Australian singer/songwriter and he will perform a gig in the Bowery on his European Tour.

There is no admission price mentioned, but it also doesn’t say if admission is free. Normally, I just exclude events that can’t tell us what the story is. But in this case I have some reason to believe that the gig might be free.

thebowery.ie/calander/

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 00:00, Sun 19 Aug

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

Elizabeth Moen – Gig

21:00, Sun 19 Aug

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

Singer/Songwriter Elizabeth Moen will be in the Harbour Bar for a gig.

Admission is free.

theharbourbar.ie/events/1347/elizabeth-moen/

The Dublin Blues Cartel – Gig

22:30, Sun 19 Aug

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

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

Admission is free.

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

WWE Summerslam Screening

23:00 – 02:00, Sun 19 Aug

Sinnott’s Bar, South King Street, Dublin 2

The WWE SummerSlam 2018 will be in the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. on Sunday and Sinnott’s will screen the event.

Admission is free and there will be lots of food specials.

www.facebook.com/events/1947950665497002/

Monday 20 Aug

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National Heritage Week 2018

09:00, Mon 20 Aug

Dublin (various locations)

From 18 August until 26 August the National Heritage Week 2018 will take place in Ireland. The intention is to create awareness and to educate about heritage in Ireland trough walks, talks, performances, exhibitions and workshops.

In Dublin City there will be about 210 events, in Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown about 60, in South County Dublin about 55 and in Fingal (North County Dublin) about 30. (It will never makes sense in my head why these four areas are separated in search engines for evens like this. With the small size of Dublin this is totally unnecessary!)

Many events are repeated numerous times throughout the week and a large amount of events are free. Unfortunately, though you can’t filter out free events. (Another wrong decision!).

Even with these little hiccups on the website, the Heritage Week is a brilliant event and there is something on the list for everyone. I will mention a number of Heritage Week events in separately in this Dublin Event Guide, but with 350 events in Dublin, you can imagine that I will not be able to mention all, but will just scratch the surface. So you will have to search for yourself here:

www.heritageweek.ie/whats-on/events

One of the slightly quirkier events that runs for the whole week is the “Totally Terrific Tomato Festival” in the National Botanic Gardens. There will be exhibition of tomato cultivars and their relatives (tobacco, potatoes, chillies, petunias and even deadly nightshade) and there will be a series of talks, Tomato Tales, with tomato addict Nicky Kyle, and Director of the Gardens Matthew Jebb.

www.heritageweek.ie/

Heritage Week 2018 in Dublin’s Libraries

09:30, Mon 20 Aug

Libraries in Dublin (various)

A whole range of events are taking place for National Heritage Week in Dublin’s Libraries.

There will be four to five events every day and you can find the full list via the link below.

Admission to all events is free. Registration is often required.

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

St. Audeon’s Church – Guided Tour

09:30 – 16:30, Mon 20 Aug

St. Audeon’s Church, Cornmarket, Dublin 8

Coeme to this guided tour of one of Dublin’s oldest buildings and find out more about its place in the history of medieval Dublin. Discover the hidden Portlester Chapel. the remains of a 13th century laneway and a monument to a Knight and his Lady.

Admission is free (suitable from Age 12+). The tours take place throughout the day (Sunday 12:00-16:30, all other days 09:30-16:30)

www.heritageweek.ie/whats-on/event/guided-tour-of-st-audoens-church

Royal College of Physicians – Tour

11:00 – 15:30, Mon 20 Aug

Royal College of Physicians, 6 Kildare Street, Dublin 2

The RCPI invites to a guided tour through their impressive building in 6 Kildare Street to find out about over 350 years of Irish medical history.

The tour will run every day on 20+21+22+23 August and each day from 11:00-12:00 and again from 14:30-15:30.

Admission is free, but booking is required via 01-6698817 or heritagecentre@rcpi.ie

www.heritageweek.ie/whats-on/event/guided-tours

The RMS Leinster disaster – Talk

11:00, Mon 20 Aug

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

“The RMS Leinster disaster – a century on” is a talk in the Studio Theatre, Level 1 by Philip Lecane (National Maritime Museum Library Service), who is the author of “Torpedoed! The RMS Leinster Disaster”

Admission is free.

www.events.dlrcoco.ie/event/rms-leinster-disaster-%E2%80%93-century

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Mon 20 Aug

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

Heritage Tour of Grand Canal Dock

12:00 – 13:00, Mon 20 Aug

Ancestry Ireland, 52-55 Sir John Rogerson’s Quay, Dublin 2

Ancestry Ireland genealogists will provide this walking tour of the Grand Canal Dock area. Inspired by maps, documents and old newspapers, they will uncover the history behind today’s ‘Silicon Docks’.

Meet outside the offices of Ancestry Ireland Unlimited Company at 52-55 Sir John Rogerson’s Quay, Dublin 2

Admission is free. The tour will take place on 20+22 August at 12:00-13:00.

www.heritageweek.ie/whats-on/event/heritage-tour-of-grand-canal-dock

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Mon 20 Aug

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/

Suffragist City – Songs & Tunes

13:00, Mon 20 Aug

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

Join musicians Mairéad O’Donnell (Fiddle & vocals) & Aisling Keogh (Fiddle) & Derek Copley (Banjo, Bouzouki & vocals) for an hour of songs and tunes to highlight “Suffragist City”, an exhibition currently on display in the library.
Admission is free, but booking is required via 01 8734333

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-culture-and-amenities-dublin-city-public-libraries-and-archive-events-8

Demons and the Medieval Afterlife – Reading

18:30 – 20:30, Mon 20 Aug

Wood Quay Venue, Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8

This is a dramatised reading of a pilgrim’s journey to St Patrick’s purgatory.

Ever wondered what it would be like to visit the afterlife? Hear the story of Hungarian Lawrence Rathold’s descent into the spirit world at St Patrick’s Purgatory, Lough Derg, as described by the Dublin writer James Yonge in 1411.

The event is run by the Heritage group Friends of Medieval Dublin.

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

www.eventbrite.ie/e/demons-and-the-medieval-afterlife-tickets-46824487302

Rathfarnham Heritage Walk

19:00, Mon 20 Aug

Rathfarnham Village, Dublin 14

A guided tour of historic Rathfarnham Village with local historian Tomás Maher will take place.

Admission is free. Meeting point is at the Anne Devlin Statue, Rathfarnham Village,

www.heritageweek.ie/whats-on/event/rathfarnham-heritage-walk

Song Cycle – Singer/Songwriter Showcase

20:00, Mon 20 Aug

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 20 Aug

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/

Vierne Symphonies – Organ Concert – St. Patrick’s Cathedral

20:00, Mon 20 Aug

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

St. Patrick’s Cathedral will run a whole range of events during Heritage Week and you find all of them (a good few are booked out already) on stpatrickscathedral.digitickets.co.uk/category/6391

One of the events for which there are still tickets available are the Vierne Symphonies, an Organ concert on four evenings, on Sat 18, Mon 20, Wed 22 and Fri 24.

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

stpatrickscathedral.digitickets.co.uk/event-tickets/15762?catID=6391

Jazz Jam Session – Grand Social

20:30, Mon 20 Aug

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

Every Monday a Jazz Jam Session will take place in the Grand Social and you are invited to listen or even to participate. Admission is free for musicians and audience.

Instruments are supplied (drums (no cymbals), double bass, guitar amp, bass amp, PA system) and ideas and themes will be proposed prior to the session to the musicians who join the event on Facebook (see Facebook Page below).

www.facebook.com/pages/Jazz-Jam-Session-at-The-Grand-Social/224553674385198

The Comedy Shed

20:30, Mon 20 Aug

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 20 Aug

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

Jimmy Smyth’s Organised – Gig

21:00, Mon 20 Aug

Leeson Lounge, 148 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4

Guitarist Jimmy Smyth will play a regular gig on Mondays in the Leeson Lounge with band Organised and occasional guests.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/525372041232751/

Trad Sessions

21:00 – 23:30, Mon 20 Aug

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 20 Aug

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 21 Aug

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National Heritage Week 2018

09:00, Tue 21 Aug

Dublin (various locations)

From 18 August until 26 August the National Heritage Week 2018 will take place in Ireland. The intention is to create awareness and to educate about heritage in Ireland trough walks, talks, performances, exhibitions and workshops.

In Dublin City there will be about 210 events, in Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown about 60, in South County Dublin about 55 and in Fingal (North County Dublin) about 30. (It will never makes sense in my head why these four areas are separated in search engines for evens like this. With the small size of Dublin this is totally unnecessary!)

Many events are repeated numerous times throughout the week and a large amount of events are free. Unfortunately, though you can’t filter out free events. (Another wrong decision!).

Even with these little hiccups on the website, the Heritage Week is a brilliant event and there is something on the list for everyone. I will mention a number of Heritage Week events in separately in this Dublin Event Guide, but with 350 events in Dublin, you can imagine that I will not be able to mention all, but will just scratch the surface. So you will have to search for yourself here:

www.heritageweek.ie/whats-on/events

One of the slightly quirkier events that runs for the whole week is the “Totally Terrific Tomato Festival” in the National Botanic Gardens. There will be exhibition of tomato cultivars and their relatives (tobacco, potatoes, chillies, petunias and even deadly nightshade) and there will be a series of talks, Tomato Tales, with tomato addict Nicky Kyle, and Director of the Gardens Matthew Jebb.

www.heritageweek.ie/

Heritage Week 2018 in Dublin’s Libraries

09:30, Tue 21 Aug

Libraries in Dublin (various)

A whole range of events are taking place for National Heritage Week in Dublin’s Libraries.

There will be four to five events every day and you can find the full list via the link below.

Admission to all events is free. Registration is often required.

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

St. Audeon’s Church – Guided Tour

09:30 – 16:30, Tue 21 Aug

St. Audeon’s Church, Cornmarket, Dublin 8

Coeme to this guided tour of one of Dublin’s oldest buildings and find out more about its place in the history of medieval Dublin. Discover the hidden Portlester Chapel. the remains of a 13th century laneway and a monument to a Knight and his Lady.

Admission is free (suitable from Age 12+). The tours take place throughout the day (Sunday 12:00-16:30, all other days 09:30-16:30)

www.heritageweek.ie/whats-on/event/guided-tour-of-st-audoens-church

African Stories & Tails – Heritage Week

11:00 – 13:00, Tue 21 Aug

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

Join Storyteller Adekunle Gomez from the African Cultural Project and Africa Institute in Ireland and discover where stories come from, including the tails of a monkey, elephant and sea turtle!

Admission is free, but booking is required via educationnh@museum.ie or 01 6486 316. Suitable for families. The event will take place at 11:00 and at 12:00.

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=3735

Botanic Gardens Drop-in Activities for Children

11:00, Tue 21 Aug

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

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

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

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

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/982816088548254/

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Tue 21 Aug

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

Conservation at the NLI – Talk

13:00 – 13:45, Tue 21 Aug

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

The NLI conservators will talk about their work in the NLI and how the library’s collections are cared for.

Admission is free.

www.heritageweek.ie/whats-on/event/conservation-at-the-nli

The Western Family – Pop-up Art Talk

13:15 – 13:45, Tue 21 Aug

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

The Pop-up talk “The Western Family” will take place in Room 48. Join Marie Pike when she talks about William Hogarth’s portrait of the Western Family.

Admission is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/western-family

Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

14:30 – 16:00, Tue 21 Aug

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

Wikipedia Edit-a-thon \ Stories and artists from the Gallery

This year Heritage Week’s theme is “Share a Story: Make a Connection”. You are invited to help edit and create Wikipedia pages that shine a light on the Gallery’s collection and history.

Between 14:00-14:30 Rebecca O’Neill (Project Co-ordinator, Wikimedia Community Ireland) will give an introduction to Wikipedia and how to edit. And from 14:30-16:00 you will be invited to edit articles, with hands-on support from Rebecca and Gallery staff.

More information is on the website below.

Admission is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/wikipedia-edit-thon-stories-and-artists-gallery

Walking Tours of Medieval Dublin

18:00 – 19:00, Tue 21 Aug

Barnardos Square, Dame Street, Dublin 2

The Friends of Medieval Dublin invite to four “Walking Tours of Medieval Dublin” during Heritage Week. They will take place on 18+21+22+25 Aug. On the two Saturdays 18+25 Aug it is from 13:00-14:00 and during the week from 18:00-19:00.

Admission is free, but booking is required via heritageweekfmd@gmail.com Meet at Barnardo Square, next to City Hall in Dame Street.

www.heritageweek.ie/whats-on/event/walking-tours-of-medieval-dublin

Cathedral After Hours – Tour – St. Patrick’s Cathedral

18:30 – 20:30, Tue 21 Aug

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

St. Patrick’s Cathedral invites to two “Cathedral After Hour” events on Tuesday. The first one will be from 18:30-19:30 and the second one from 19:30-20:30.

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

stpatrickscathedral.digitickets.co.uk/event-tickets/15782?catID=6391

Dún Laoghaire Cycling Week 1955 + 1956 – Film

19:00, Tue 21 Aug

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

The dlr Lexicon will screen a film and do a Q & A with Barry Enright, who digitised this black and white film of the Dún Laoghaire Cycling Week 1955 + 1956, shot originally by Bill Sleith who owned a cycle shop in Dún Laoghaire town for many years.

Admission is free. In Studio Theatre, Level 1

www.events.dlrcoco.ie/event/d%C3%BAn-laoghaire-cycling-week-1955-and-1956

Harbour Ukuleles – Jam

19:00, Tue 21 Aug

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

The Harbour Ukuleles is a group of ukulele enthusiasts who meet every Tuesday in The Harbour Bar.

theharbourbar.ie/events/1248/the-harbour-ukuleles-5/

The Dublin Language Exchange – Meetup

19:00, Tue 21 Aug

Czech Inn, Essex Gate, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

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

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

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

Dublin Bluegrass Collective – Gig

20:00, Tue 21 Aug

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 21 Aug

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 21 Aug

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

Ben Prevo – Bourbon & Blues – Gig

20:30, Tue 21 Aug

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

Ben Prevo is playing is weekly Bourbon & Blues gig.

Admission is free.

thebowery.ie/calander/

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 23:00, Tue 21 Aug

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 21 Aug

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 21 Aug

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 21 Aug

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 22 Aug

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National Heritage Week 2018

09:00, Wed 22 Aug

Dublin (various locations)

From 18 August until 26 August the National Heritage Week 2018 will take place in Ireland. The intention is to create awareness and to educate about heritage in Ireland trough walks, talks, performances, exhibitions and workshops.

In Dublin City there will be about 210 events, in Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown about 60, in South County Dublin about 55 and in Fingal (North County Dublin) about 30. (It will never makes sense in my head why these four areas are separated in search engines for evens like this. With the small size of Dublin this is totally unnecessary!)

Many events are repeated numerous times throughout the week and a large amount of events are free. Unfortunately, though you can’t filter out free events. (Another wrong decision!).

Even with these little hiccups on the website, the Heritage Week is a brilliant event and there is something on the list for everyone. I will mention a number of Heritage Week events in separately in this Dublin Event Guide, but with 350 events in Dublin, you can imagine that I will not be able to mention all, but will just scratch the surface. So you will have to search for yourself here:

www.heritageweek.ie/whats-on/events

One of the slightly quirkier events that runs for the whole week is the “Totally Terrific Tomato Festival” in the National Botanic Gardens. There will be exhibition of tomato cultivars and their relatives (tobacco, potatoes, chillies, petunias and even deadly nightshade) and there will be a series of talks, Tomato Tales, with tomato addict Nicky Kyle, and Director of the Gardens Matthew Jebb.

www.heritageweek.ie/

Heritage Week 2018 in Dublin’s Libraries

09:30, Wed 22 Aug

Libraries in Dublin (various)

A whole range of events are taking place for National Heritage Week in Dublin’s Libraries.

There will be four to five events every day and you can find the full list via the link below.

Admission to all events is free. Registration is often required.

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

St. Audeon’s Church – Guided Tour

09:30 – 16:30, Wed 22 Aug

St. Audeon’s Church, Cornmarket, Dublin 8

Coeme to this guided tour of one of Dublin’s oldest buildings and find out more about its place in the history of medieval Dublin. Discover the hidden Portlester Chapel. the remains of a 13th century laneway and a monument to a Knight and his Lady.

Admission is free (suitable from Age 12+). The tours take place throughout the day (Sunday 12:00-16:30, all other days 09:30-16:30)

www.heritageweek.ie/whats-on/event/guided-tour-of-st-audoens-church

Drawing Group for Adults – Rua Red

11:00, Wed 22 Aug

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

Red Squirrel Tour – dlr Biodiversity

11:00 – 15:30, Wed 22 Aug

Killiney Hill (Meet in the main car park), Killiney, Co. Dublin

Come and hear the story of the Red Squirrel Project in Killiney Hill Park, one of the only remaining viablepopulations in Dublin County. Hear about the re-introduction of the reds to the park and the threats posed by the grey squirrel.
Admission is free, but booking is required via annemurray@dlrcoco.ie -Meet at Killiney Hill Park Car Park.

www.events.dlrcoco.ie/event/exploring-nature-dlr-biodiversity-events-2018

The King and the Arctic Fox – Heritage Week

11:00 – 13:00, Wed 22 Aug

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

What was a king doing in the Museum in 1913 and what did the Arctic Fox find during his mission in 1851? During this hands-on session, discover the stories behind two of the largest carnivores on display.

Admission is free. Drop.in activity. Suitable from Age 8+.

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=3733

Wigs, Waistcoats and Ballgowns – Tour

11:00 – 12:30, Wed 22 Aug

Powerscourt Townhouse, South William Street, Dublin 2

Wigs, Waistcoats & Ballgowns is a behind-the-scenes tour of Lord & Lady Powerscourt’s eighteenth Century Townhouse as preparations for dinner & dancing are underway.

The year is 1774 and Richard and Amelia Wingfield have moved into their Townhouse, 59 South William St, Dublin. The house has been built for entertaining with wonderful stucco work on the ceilings and walls to impress guests. With a little imagination you can furnish the rooms and dance in the Ballroom.

Admission is free.

www.heritageweek.ie/whats-on/event/wigs-waistcoats-and-ballgowns

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Wed 22 Aug

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

Writing (in) the Castle – Writing workshop for kids

11:30 – 13:30, Wed 22 Aug

Dublin Castle, Dame Street, Dublin 2

This is a Writing Workshops for 9-13 year olds with “Fighting Words”.

Admission is free, but booking is required via DublinCastleEducation@opw.ie

www.heritageweek.ie/whats-on/event/writing-in-the-castle

Heritage Tour of Grand Canal Dock

12:00 – 13:00, Wed 22 Aug

Ancestry Ireland, 52-55 Sir John Rogerson’s Quay, Dublin 2

Ancestry Ireland genealogists will provide this walking tour of the Grand Canal Dock area. Inspired by maps, documents and old newspapers, they will uncover the history behind today’s ‘Silicon Docks’.

Meet outside the offices of Ancestry Ireland Unlimited Company at 52-55 Sir John Rogerson’s Quay, Dublin 2

Admission is free. The tour will take place on 20+22 August at 12:00-13:00.

www.heritageweek.ie/whats-on/event/heritage-tour-of-grand-canal-dock

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Wed 22 Aug

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/

Intricate Indian Miniatures – Talk

13:10, Wed 22 Aug

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

The talk “Intricate Indian Miniatures through the Eyes of a Conservator” by Alice Derham, Heritage Council Intern in Conservation, Chester Beatty Library will take place.

Admission is free.

cbl.ticketsolve.com/shows/1173587993

A Man for All Seasons – Film Screening

14:00 – 16:00, Wed 22 Aug

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

This 1966 classic tells the story of the political and religious battle between Sir Thomas More (Paul Scofield) and Henry VIII, when the corrupt King demands approval to divorce his wife and marry his mistress.

Admission is free.

www.heritageweek.ie/whats-on/event/film-a-man-for-all-seasons

Irish National War Memorial Gardens – Guided Tour

14:00, Wed 22 Aug

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

A free guided tour will take place at the National War Memorial at Islandbridge every Wednesday at 14:00 from March until the end of October.

The tour will focus on World War I, in which nearly 50,000 Irish soldiers died. You will also hear about the main features of the gardens at this tour.

Meeting point is the car park at 14:00 (next to the Trinity College Boat Club). For further information and to check that it is taking place, contact 01-6770095 (Phoenix Park Visitor Centre).

opwdublincommemorative.ie/war-memorial/plan-a-visit/

Blackhall Place – Guided Tour

17:00 – 18:00, Wed 22 Aug

Law Society, Blackhall Place, Dublin 7

This will be a tour of the building and grounds of the Headquarter of the Law Society. You will be shown how the vision of the original Architect Thomas Ivory was realised and how the building has been adapted for modern use.

Admission is free. The tour will take place on 22 Aug (17:00), 24 Aug (13:00), 25 Aug (14:00) and 26 Aug (15:00)

www.heritageweek.ie/whats-on/event/guided-tour-of-blackhall-place

Walking Tours of Medieval Dublin

18:00 – 19:00, Wed 22 Aug

Barnardos Square, Dame Street, Dublin 2

The Friends of Medieval Dublin invite to four “Walking Tours of Medieval Dublin” during Heritage Week. They will take place on 18+21+22+25 Aug. On the two Saturdays 18+25 Aug it is from 13:00-14:00 and during the week from 18:00-19:00.

Admission is free, but booking is required via heritageweekfmd@gmail.com Meet at Barnardo Square, next to City Hall in Dame Street.

www.heritageweek.ie/whats-on/event/walking-tours-of-medieval-dublin

Knights of St. Patrick – Talk – St. Patrick’s Cathedral

18:30, Wed 22 Aug

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

A talk about the “Knights of St. Patrick” will take place on Wednesday during Heritage Week.

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

stpatrickscathedral.digitickets.co.uk/event-tickets/15817?catID=6391

Save As – Preserving Digital Design in Ireland

18:30 – 20:00, Wed 22 Aug

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

‘Save As’ is a collaborative event exploring how to create and preserve digital design in Ireland today.

‘Save As: creating and preserving Irish digital design’ is presented by the 100 Archive, a digital platform for contemporary Irish design and the National Library of Ireland.

Admission is free.

www.heritageweek.ie/whats-on/event/save-as

Pop Up Gaeltacht

19:00 – 21:00, Wed 22 Aug

Buswell’s Hotel, 23-27 Molesworth Street, Dublin 2

Vicki Cahill (Gaelic language enthusiast) launches a “Pop Up Gaeltacht” at Buswells Hotel to encourage the use of Irish in everyday life. This is a chance to speak Irish or to brush up. All levels welcome.

Admission is free.

www.heritageweek.ie/whats-on/event/pop-up-gaeltacht

Struggle against Homo-/Trans-Phobia and Racism – Discussion

19:00, Wed 22 Aug

Teachers Club, 36 Parnell Square West, Dublin 1

United Against Racism is inviting to the discussion “The Struggle Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Racism”

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

www.facebook.com/events/2053745744845310/

Paris as a capital of Irish culture 1600-1930

19:30 – 20:30, Wed 22 Aug

Kilmainham Gaol, Inchicore Road, Kilmainham, Dublin 8

“Paris as a capital of Irish culture 1600-1930” by Professor Kevin Whelan (University of Notre Dame) is a lecture about the shifting relationships between Paris and Ireland. It combines different perspectives, ranging from history to politics to literature to language.

Admission is free but booking is required at kilmainhamgaol@opw.ie

www.facebook.com/events/2194185457468656/

Wednesday Jazz – Music Cafe

19:30 – 22:00, Wed 22 Aug

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 22 Aug

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/

Bat Walk in Phoenix Park

20:00, Wed 22 Aug

Phoenix Park Visitor Centre, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

Bat Walks are super popular and Birdwatch Ireland is running a great events on 22 August on Phoenix Park.

It is a guided bat walk to seek out one of our most mysterious Irish mammals, the Bat. Experts help with bat detectors, to find bats in the parklands and woods of the Phoenix Park. This event is suitable for families. Bring torches.

Admission is free, but booking is required via 01-6770095. Meeting at the Phoenix Park Visitor Centre. The event is listed in the brochure here.

Brand New Switcharoo – Roots Gig

20:00, Wed 22 Aug

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 22 Aug

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/

Vierne Symphonies – Organ Concert – St. Patrick’s Cathedral

20:00, Wed 22 Aug

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

St. Patrick’s Cathedral will run a whole range of events during Heritage Week and you find all of them (a good few are booked out already) on stpatrickscathedral.digitickets.co.uk/category/6391

One of the events for which there are still tickets available are the Vierne Symphonies, an Organ concert on four evenings, on Sat 18, Mon 20, Wed 22 and Fri 24.

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

stpatrickscathedral.digitickets.co.uk/event-tickets/15762?catID=6391

Anseo Comedy Club

20:30, Wed 22 Aug

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 22 Aug

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 22 Aug

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 22 Aug

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 22 Aug

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 22 Aug

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

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National Heritage Week 2018

09:00, Thu 23 Aug

Dublin (various locations)

From 18 August until 26 August the National Heritage Week 2018 will take place in Ireland. The intention is to create awareness and to educate about heritage in Ireland trough walks, talks, performances, exhibitions and workshops.

In Dublin City there will be about 210 events, in Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown about 60, in South County Dublin about 55 and in Fingal (North County Dublin) about 30. (It will never makes sense in my head why these four areas are separated in search engines for evens like this. With the small size of Dublin this is totally unnecessary!)

Many events are repeated numerous times throughout the week and a large amount of events are free. Unfortunately, though you can’t filter out free events. (Another wrong decision!).

Even with these little hiccups on the website, the Heritage Week is a brilliant event and there is something on the list for everyone. I will mention a number of Heritage Week events in separately in this Dublin Event Guide, but with 350 events in Dublin, you can imagine that I will not be able to mention all, but will just scratch the surface. So you will have to search for yourself here:

www.heritageweek.ie/whats-on/events

One of the slightly quirkier events that runs for the whole week is the “Totally Terrific Tomato Festival” in the National Botanic Gardens. There will be exhibition of tomato cultivars and their relatives (tobacco, potatoes, chillies, petunias and even deadly nightshade) and there will be a series of talks, Tomato Tales, with tomato addict Nicky Kyle, and Director of the Gardens Matthew Jebb.

www.heritageweek.ie/

Heritage Week 2018 in Dublin’s Libraries

09:30, Thu 23 Aug

Libraries in Dublin (various)

A whole range of events are taking place for National Heritage Week in Dublin’s Libraries.

There will be four to five events every day and you can find the full list via the link below.

Admission to all events is free. Registration is often required.

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

St. Audeon’s Church – Guided Tour

09:30 – 16:30, Thu 23 Aug

St. Audeon’s Church, Cornmarket, Dublin 8

Coeme to this guided tour of one of Dublin’s oldest buildings and find out more about its place in the history of medieval Dublin. Discover the hidden Portlester Chapel. the remains of a 13th century laneway and a monument to a Knight and his Lady.

Admission is free (suitable from Age 12+). The tours take place throughout the day (Sunday 12:00-16:30, all other days 09:30-16:30)

www.heritageweek.ie/whats-on/event/guided-tour-of-st-audoens-church

Grangegorman Military Cemetery – Tour

11:00, Thu 23 Aug

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/

View from Harbour House during the Emergency – Talk

11:00, Thu 23 Aug

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

As part of Heritage Week “A View from Harbour House during the Emergency” is a talk with Russell Kane, who lived in Harbour House from 1937-47. Harbour House is now known as Moran Park House and is home to the Irish Design Gallery.

Admission is free. The talk will take place in the Studio Theatre on Level 1 in the Lexicon Library.

www.events.dlrcoco.ie/event/view-harbour-house-during-emergency

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Thu 23 Aug

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

What is Falconry? – Family Talk

12:30 – 13:00, Thu 23 Aug

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

Ellen Hagen from the Museum of Archaeology in Norway will give a short 20 min talk about falconry in the Irish Room beside the bird of prey cabinet. Learn about history with emphasis on the Vikings, the technique and the story of Farah the saker falcon on display in the Museum.

Admission is free. The event is suitable for Adults and Children 7+.

www.heritageweek.ie/whats-on/event/pop-up-chat-what-is-falconry

Opera in the Open – Amphitheatre

13:00 – 14:00, Thu 23 Aug

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

August is the month for the yearly “Opera in the Open” at the Amphitheatre behind Dublin City Offices and not far from Christ Church Cathedral. For the first four Thursdays a lunchtime performance of an opera will take place. This year the performances are:

+ 02 Aug: Don Giovanni – Amadeus Mozart
+ 09 Aug: Hansel & Gretel – Engelbert Humperdinck
+ 16 Aug: L’Heure Espagnol – Maurice Ravel
+ 23 Aug: Lucia di Lammermoor – Gaetano Donizetti

Admission is free. In very bad weather it can happen that the event will get cancelled. In that case notifications should be on the Facebook Page below.

www.facebook.com/operaintheopen/

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13:00, Thu 23 Aug

Dublin (various locations)

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Jack B. Yeats’s Sketchbooks – Art Talk

13:15 – 13:45, Thu 23 Aug

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

The Pop-up talk “Jack B. Yeats’s sketchbooks” with Katy Milligan will take place. Meet in the Atrium.

Limited to 15 people. Spaces are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Admission is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/jack-b-yeatss-sketchbooks

Temple Bar Craft Market

14:00 – 20:00, Thu 23 Aug

Temple Bar, Dublin 2

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

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

templebarnightmarket.com/

Museum Conservation Studios – Tour

14:30 – 16:00, Thu 23 Aug

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

Get behind the scenes at the Museum and take a tour of the conservation studios to see the work and meet Museum conservators.

Admission is free, but booking is required via bookings@museum.ie

www.heritageweek.ie/whats-on/event/tour-museum-conservation-studios

Thursday Late: Lunasa

16:30 – 20:30, Thu 23 Aug

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

The Thursday Lates at the National Gallery are cultural evenings with a whole variety of events and they are a great idea to get more people involved with the Gallery. The Thursday Lates this week is called entitled “Lúnasa” and it will take place on the Merrion Square Forecourt and Courtyard from 16:30-20:00.

It celebrates all things Irish. There will be live Irish music, food, drink and creative activities. The galleries will remain open until 8.30pm.

The schedule for the evening is:

From 16:30 Lawn games (Giant Jenga, giant Connect 4 and giant dominoes) – Forecourt
16:30-20:00 Traditional Irish food and drinks (Treat yourself to light bites and beverages) – Forecourt, Couryard and Cafe
17:00-20:00 DJ Dermot Kelly (Setting the mood with all Irish tunes.) Courtyard
17:00-20:00 Tropical Popical \ Nail-art inspired by Roderic O’Conor (Limited bookings available closer to date.) – Courtyard
17:30-19:30 Live Irish traditional music on the front lawn. – Forecourt
17:30-19:30 Corn dolly workshop Learn how to create simple straw harvest knots and love favours. – Courtyard
17:30 Public tour – A tour taking in Irish artworks in the collection. – Merrion Square information desk
17:30 Behind-the-scenes tour – A special tour of the Gallery’s library and archives collections.
Free, but booking required. Email csia@ngi.ie to book your place.
18:00-20:00 Storytelling sessions with Helena Byrne with Irish tales. Starting on the hour and half-hour. Friends Room
18:30 Public tour – A tour taking in Irish artworks in the collection. Meet at Merrion Square information desk

In bad weather the events will move insides.

Admission is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/thursday-lates-lunasa

National Gallery & Archives – Tour

17:30 – 18:30, Thu 23 Aug

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

This is a behind the scenes tour of the National Gallery of Ireland’s Library and Archives.

Admission is free, but booking is required via csia@ngi.ie

www.heritageweek.ie/whats-on/event/tour-of-the-ngi-library-archives

Jazz Club at Sweetman’s – Gig

18:00 – 20:00, Thu 23 Aug

J.W. Sweetman’s, 2 Burgh Quay, Dublin 2

A weekly Jazz Club event with live band is taking place at J.W. Sweetman’s.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/jwsweetman/

Little Museum of Dublin – Free Admission Thursday

18:00 – 20:00, Thu 23 Aug

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/

Passion for Taschen

18:00 – 20:00, Thu 23 Aug

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

The Galley Shop in the National Gallery is inviting to “Passion for Taschen”. It is a celebration markinis the start of a relationship with distinguished art-book publisher Taschen. And to celebrate the release of David Hockney. A Bigger Book.

There will be Aperol Spritz and sweet treats from Brambles. A print demo from collaborative artist duo Adrian + Shane will also take place.

Admission is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/passion-taschen

Print Industry Reminiscence Evening

18:00 – 20:00, Thu 23 Aug

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

Come to the National Print Museum for an evening of stories with the Museum’s volunteer retired printers and compositors. Hear the captivating memories of the printing industry shared in an informal and relaxed setting.

Admission is free.

www.heritageweek.ie/whats-on/event/print-industry-reminiscence-evening

Dunsink Observatory – Talk

18:30 – 19:30, Thu 23 Aug

Blanchardstown Library, Civic Centre, Blanchardstown Shopping Centre, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15

Sam Green, PhD student at the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (DIAS) will give a talk about Dunsink Observatory. It is the oldest purpose-built scientific research centre in Ireland, having opened in 1785.

Admission is free.

www.heritageweek.ie/whats-on/event/talk-on-dunsink-observatory

Instagram Evening – St. Patrick’s Cathedral

18:30, Thu 23 Aug

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

Visit the Cathedral after hours during Heritage Week for a chance to take and share photos of this stunning building. A big screen will show images uploaded using #instacathedral.

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

stpatrickscathedral.digitickets.co.uk/event-tickets/15761?branches.branchID=1045

New to Dublin? Dublin Expats Meeting

19:00, Thu 23 Aug

Living Room Pub, Cathal Brugha Street (off O’Connell Street), Dublin 1

An expatriate or expat is a person temporarily or permanently residing in a country other than that of their citizenship.

And this is a weekly meeting for all Expats in Dublin (new and old!). If you are new to the city, this is an excellent way to meet people.

Admission is free (no booking required!), but you are asked to give the same kind of welcoming to new members as is given to you.

www.eventbrite.com/e/dublin-expats-thursday-7pm-tickets-24745493437?ref=devg

Thursday Night Board Gaming

19:00, Thu 23 Aug

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/

Bats Are Amazing – dlr Biodiversity

20:00, Thu 23 Aug

Cabinteely Park, Dublin 18

This Bats Tour in Cabinteely Park starts at 20:20:

Let’s go check out our bat species in Cabinteely Park (there are at least six different bat species in the park). The Dublin Bat Group has organised the walk to discover our local bats and their habitats. Equipped with the latest bat detector technology, you will hopefully get a glimpse of several of Ireland’s native bats.

Admission is free. Suitable for all ages. To register contact dublinbatgroup@gmail.com

www.events.dlrcoco.ie/event/exploring-nature-dlr-biodiversity-events-2018

Crystal Skull Sessions – Band Competition

20:00, Thu 23 Aug

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

The Crystal Skull Sessions is a band competition in Sin É and a new round starts with Heat 1 on Thursday.

Admission is free.

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

Table Quiz Thursday – Grand Social

20:00 – 23:00, Thu 23 Aug

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

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

Admission is free.

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

Hugh Buckley & Dave Whyte Jazz Duo

20:30, Thu 23 Aug

Neary’s Pub, 1 Chatham Street, Dublin 2

Hugh Buckley and Dave Whyte, two of Ireland’s best guitarists are playing a gig in the upstairs bar of Neary’s Pub. They will play a mix of jazz, pop and originals.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/270813876852410/

Singer Songwriter Night – Mother Reilly’s

21:00, Thu 23 Aug

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

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

www.facebook.com/motherreillysADMIN

The False and the Fair – Gig

21:00, Thu 23 Aug

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

The False and the Fair will play a gig at the Harbour Roots Festival from 22-26 August.

Admission is free.

theharbourbar.ie/events/1177/the-false-and-the-fair/

Brady’s Fun Pub Quiz

21:30, Thu 23 Aug

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 23 Aug

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 23 Aug

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 23 Aug

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 23 Aug

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/

Mark Geary & Band – Gig

23:00, Thu 23 Aug

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

Mark Geary & Band will play a Roots & Americana gig during the Harbour Roots Festival in the Harbour Bar on Thursday.

Admission is free.

theharbourbar.ie/events/1181/mark-geary-band/

Friday 24 Aug

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National Heritage Week 2018

09:00, Fri 24 Aug

Dublin (various locations)

From 18 August until 26 August the National Heritage Week 2018 will take place in Ireland. The intention is to create awareness and to educate about heritage in Ireland trough walks, talks, performances, exhibitions and workshops.

In Dublin City there will be about 210 events, in Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown about 60, in South County Dublin about 55 and in Fingal (North County Dublin) about 30. (It will never makes sense in my head why these four areas are separated in search engines for evens like this. With the small size of Dublin this is totally unnecessary!)

Many events are repeated numerous times throughout the week and a large amount of events are free. Unfortunately, though you can’t filter out free events. (Another wrong decision!).

Even with these little hiccups on the website, the Heritage Week is a brilliant event and there is something on the list for everyone. I will mention a number of Heritage Week events in separately in this Dublin Event Guide, but with 350 events in Dublin, you can imagine that I will not be able to mention all, but will just scratch the surface. So you will have to search for yourself here:

www.heritageweek.ie/whats-on/events

One of the slightly quirkier events that runs for the whole week is the “Totally Terrific Tomato Festival” in the National Botanic Gardens. There will be exhibition of tomato cultivars and their relatives (tobacco, potatoes, chillies, petunias and even deadly nightshade) and there will be a series of talks, Tomato Tales, with tomato addict Nicky Kyle, and Director of the Gardens Matthew Jebb.

www.heritageweek.ie/

Heritage Week 2018 in Dublin’s Libraries

09:30, Fri 24 Aug

Libraries in Dublin (various)

A whole range of events are taking place for National Heritage Week in Dublin’s Libraries.

There will be four to five events every day and you can find the full list via the link below.

Admission to all events is free. Registration is often required.

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

St. Audeon’s Church – Guided Tour

09:30 – 16:30, Fri 24 Aug

St. Audeon’s Church, Cornmarket, Dublin 8

Come to this guided tour of one of Dublin’s oldest buildings and find out more about its place in the history of medieval Dublin. Discover the hidden Portlester Chapel. the remains of a 13th century laneway and a monument to a Knight and his Lady.

Admission is free (suitable from Age 12+). The tours take place throughout the day (Sunday 12:00-16:30, all other days 09:30-16:30)

www.heritageweek.ie/whats-on/event/guided-tour-of-st-audoens-church

The Story of the Capital – Exhibition in Dublin City Hall

10:00 – 17:15, Fri 24 Aug

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

Irish History – Hands On for children

10:30 – 11:30, Fri 24 Aug

GPO, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

The Witness History Museum in the GPO invites to an event where you can handle items form the collection that relate to the 1916 Easter Rising, the War of Independence and the Irish Civil War. Children will touch and try artefacts and clothing, as a historian would.

Admission is free, but booking is required via events@gpowitnesshistory.ie

www.heritageweek.ie/whats-on/event/discovery-history-hands-on

Geological Survey Ireland – Open Day

11:00 – 16:00, Fri 24 Aug

Geological Survey of Ireland, Beggars Bush, Haddington Road, Dublin 4

Come to the offices of the Geological Survey Ireland to see the work they do and learn about the 1.8 billions years of Irish geological history. Learn about Irish rocks, minerals, groundwater and our offshore.

Admission is free.

www.heritageweek.ie/whats-on/event/gsi-open-day

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Fri 24 Aug

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

Blackhall Place – Guided Tour

13:00 – 14:00, Fri 24 Aug

Law Society, Blackhall Place, Dublin 7

This will be a tour of the building and grounds of the Headquarter of the Law Society. You will be shown how the vision of the original Architect Thomas Ivory was realised and how the building has been adapted for modern use.

Admission is free. The tour will take place on 22 Aug (17:00), 24 Aug (13:00), 25 Aug (14:00) and 26 Aug (15:00)

www.heritageweek.ie/whats-on/event/guided-tour-of-blackhall-place

Arbour Hill Cemetery Tour

14:00, Fri 24 Aug

Arbour Hill Cemetery, Arbour Hill, Dublin 7

The Cemetery at Arbour Hill is the last resting place of 14 of the leaders of the 1916 Rising. Among those buried there are Pádraig Pearse, James Connolly and Thomas Clarke. This tour every Friday introduce the Cemetery and will also explain the background and the event of the Easter Rising.

Admission is free and no booking necessary. The meeting point is inside the cemetery gates.

phoenixpark.ie/tours/

IFI Irish Film Archive – Talk & Tour

15:00 – 17:00, Fri 24 Aug

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

See what goes on behind the scenes at the IFI. There will also be a presentation on one of the Heritage Council funded projects.

Admission is free, but booking is required via info@irishfilm.ie with subject “Heritage Week”.

www.heritageweek.ie/whats-on/event/ifi-irish-film-archive-talk-tour

Dalkey Lobster Festival

17:30, Fri 24 Aug

Dalkey (Various locations)

The Dalkey Lobster Festival will run from Fri 24 – Sun 26 August. There is a Music Trail and the line-up on Friday is:

17:30 The Grapevine: Stolen Chicken
18:30 1909: Piano Jazz
19:30 Finnegans: Jazz Cafe
21:00 The Dalkey Duck: The Myles My Club
22:00 The Magpie Inn: Jon Ward

More events will happen on Saturday and Sunday and I will include them in next week’s Dublin Event Guide.

www.facebook.com/DalkeyLobsterFest/

Lulu Kumama – Jazz in TramCafe

17:30 – 20:00, Fri 24 Aug

TramCafe, Wolfe Tone Square, Jervis Street, Dublin 1

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

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/thetramcafedublin

Cornucopia – Live Music

19:30 – 21:30, Fri 24 Aug

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

The Tipsy Scholars – Gig

20:00, Fri 24 Aug

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

Australian indie folk band The Tipsy Scholars will play a gig in the Bowery on their European Tour.

Admission is free.

thebowery.ie/calander/

Vierne Symphonies – Organ Concert – St. Patrick’s Cathedral

20:00, Fri 24 Aug

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

St. Patrick’s Cathedral will run a whole range of events during Heritage Week and you find all of them (a good few are booked out already) on stpatrickscathedral.digitickets.co.uk/category/6391

One of the events for which there are still tickets available are the Vierne Symphonies, an Organ concert on four evenings, on Sat 18, Mon 20, Wed 22 and Fri 24.

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

stpatrickscathedral.digitickets.co.uk/event-tickets/15762?catID=6391

Leila Jane & The Healers – Gig

20:30, Fri 24 Aug

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

Leila Jane & The Healers are playing a gig in Sin E. Leila Jane is a songwriter and singer and she was described as ”somewhere between Janis Joplin and Sandy Denny” after appearing at the Cambridge Folk Festival. Her music style is bluesy americana with splashes of soul and rock ‘n’ roll.

Admission is free.

sin-e.ie/events/leila-jane-the-healers/

Bronagh Keogh – Singer/Songwriter

21:00, Fri 24 Aug

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

Singer/Songwriter Bronagh Keogh will play a gig in the harbour Bar during the Harbour Roots Festival.

theharbourbar.ie/events/1183/bronagh-keogh/

Howth Jazz & Blues Festival 2018

21:00, Fri 24 Aug

Howth (various locations)

The Howth Jazz & Blues Festival takes place from Fri 24 – Sun 26 August. Admission is free for all Music Trail events and the line-up for Friday is here:

21:00 The Harbour Bar: Hugh Buckley and Nigel Clarke (jazz)
21:00 McNeills-The Top House: DD & The Delta Boys (blues R&B)
22:00 The Waterside: Susan Tomelty Band (blues & Jazz)
22:30 Findlaters: Southern Xpress (funky jazz & blues)
22:30 The Bloody Stream: Colm Skwirbat & Luke Howard (cigar box blues & jazz)

The Satuday and Sunday events will be in next week’s Dublin Event Guide,

www.facebook.com/events/1897013757265804/

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Fri 24 Aug

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/

Gavin Povey and the Fabulous Oke She Moke She Pops

22:00, Fri 24 Aug

Leeson Lounge, 148 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4

Gavin Povey and The Fabulous Oke She Moke She Pops” will play New Orleans style Piano Rhythm & Blues, Boogie Woogie and Rock’n’ Roll. Gavin Povey has played piano with Van Morrison, Finbar Wright, Kirsty MacColl, Steve Cropper, Shakin’ Stevens and many more.

Admission is free.

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

Jerry Fish – Gig

23:00, Fri 24 Aug

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

Jerry Fish will perform a gig during the Harbour Roots Festival in the Harbour Bar in Bray.

Admission is free.

theharbourbar.ie/events/1221/jerry-fish/

Events Coming Up

Dublin Mountains Partnership – Guided Walks

05+06+12+18+19+25+26 August

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

The walks for August are on 05+06+12+18+19+25+26 August

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:

Big Grill Festival: 16-19 August

International Tattoo Convention: 17-19 Aug

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This is odd

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

Scandalous Church!

It is less than a week now until the Pope will be in Dublin and up to 500,000 people from all over Ireland will assemble in Phoenix Park for a mass (which seems to me far above the number of normal weekly mass goers, but that’s only an unimportant side observation).

It will probably be the biggest event in Dublin in my lifetime and in addition it is free, but I have decided that I will not go to Phoenix Park. I would have access to tickets and I even could have sang in a humongous 5000 people big choir that sings at the Phoenix Park Mass or in a 1000 people strong choir in Croke Park, but I will stay at home instead.

It is not the Pope that gets me to stay away, I actually think he is one of the most progressive Popes (if these two words “progressive” and “Pope” are even compatible) that ever was in that job. But I also think that he is heading a rotten organisation that refuses to see its own rottenness.

I am raised catholic, I would call myself somewhere between “a la carte” catholic and “spiritual” (whatever that means!) and even go to mass regularly because I am involved with a Gospel Choir, so I am definitely not a church hater. I even think that the community that a grass roots church provides is a positive thing, but so is a community that a sports club or music club or even an atheist group provides.

But the thing that gets me really upset and annoyed is when there is hypocrisy.

300 priests in Pennsylvania abusing thousands of kids and a few years ago the scandal in Boston and all the cover ups and Ireland had its own scandalous Church. How can these animals look in a mirror?

I know plenty of great and caring priests and nuns and I know that not everyone is like that, BUT an organisation that can have that level of horrible behaviour that even condones or at least covers it up is rotten to the core and should be broken up!

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–Joerg

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