Event Guide 168: Kilmainham Arts Festival, Crafty Market, Chilean Film Festival, Green Drinks, Phizzfest

September 3rd, 2010

| DUBLIN EVENT GUIDE (for Free Events) No. 168
| 03 Sept 2010 Subscribers: 7201

Hi all!

Stradbally in County Laois is the place where MANY of you will be this weekend. Have fun! Apart from Christmas, this is the Event Guide where after sending it I get a massive amount of “Out of Office” bounces back. If you have never heard of Stradbally, then let me explain: This weekend the Electric Picnic will take place, a outdoor festival, that – in the past – has attracted up to 35,000 visitors. I heard rumours that it is not sold out this year, but on Gumtree and other websites there are lots of people still looking for tickets, so I am not sure if the rumours are right. The Electric Picnic is one of two major weekend-long outdoor music festivals in Ireland. The other one is Oxegen, and while Oxegen is for a slightly younger age group, the Electric Picnic is seen as the event for the “still-young grown-ups”.
In addition to all the music there is theatre, comedy, cabaret and you can even get your face painted (ask for Marvellous Faces!) or can get a massage (ask for Alicia!), by close friends and supporters of this Event Guide. :-) Cheap, it ain’t, though! The weekend ticket (includes camping) is EUR 240! Oh, and if you were looking forward to theatre at the Electric Picnic, check out the “This is odd!!” section at the end of this newsletter, because it seems something went seriously wrong in Stradbally!
Event Organisers often avoid the Electric Picnic or Oxegen weekend when scheduling their events, but we are not left completely alone this year, so if – like myself – you won’t be at the Electric Picnic, you will still be able to have a great weekend in Dublin.

Last week I wrote that “for the last 2 weeks the new subscriber numbers did drop a little” and a few of you were wondering if the Dublin Event Guide Community was shrinking, but don’t worry, this is not happening at all! Every week there are typically between 30 and 70 new subscribers, but in recent weeks we were close to the lower figure, so only the increase was slowing down. While there is no reason to worry, it is not time yet to reduce your efforts to promote the “Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events)”. The 2010 target of 7500 subscribers we will reach without a doubt, but the 2011 target is 10,000 subscribers and with your help, we should reach that, BUT there is a lot to be done. This should help you:
To subscribe they only have to send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com.
If you wonder, why I am trying to grow our community to 10,000, then just think about how many competitions for free tickets I will be able to get from organisers. ;-) This is only ONE aspect, but like all the aspects, it will benefit everybody!

This week’s feature in the Feel Good Slot is a short film that I had posted already many many moons ago (I think it was in Event Guide No. 99), but by coincidence I came across it again and is soooo good, that I just have to remind you again and share it as well with all the 3000 additional people that joined the Dublin Event Guide Community since. The short film is called “Validation” and it is about making other people smile and how good they feel when they are validated, i.e. when something appreciative is said to them. Who could you validate today? www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cbk980jV7Ao Do you wan to make people smile like the guy in the film? It is easy to do and I am convinced that you can do it easily and effortlessly! Try it! ;-)

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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 promise for correctness can be given.

______Joerg’s 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.

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This week I will go back to basics. :-) There are not too many outstanding events, so I will go to the Point Village Market and to the Temple Bar Food Market. If I get a chance I will go to the Natural Museum on Sunday because I haven’t made it to it since it was re-opened and if the weather stays ok, maybe a bit of nature would be a good idea as well. ;-) During the week, I will try to go to the Green Drinks event on Tuesday. And I would love to watch some films of the Chilean Film Festival, but will probably not find the time for it. Either way, I know that I will have a good week! :-)


Marzane Meets Crocodile will be performing a cabaret night in Crawdaddy this Sat 04 Sept at 20:30. Marzane Meets Crocodile is a UFO in the musical landscape of Dublin!! Formed by two ladies – Marzane, the diva in a red dress and Crocodile, the pianist with a tophat – who sing about bilingual kisses, fruits, monsters and… seks
(spam filters won’t let me use the proper spelling even in the context of art!). They’re joined on stage by a Saxophone, a Flute, a Xylophone, an electric Bass, a ukulélé and no less than 3 Cellos!! So this Saturday, no matter if you have only recently entered your times of POST-INNOCENCE or if you are highly experienced, come and enjoy a cabaret night of subversive and zany humour and slightly risqué de cadence.
The venue is CrawDaddy, POD, Old Harcourt Station, Harcourt Street, Dublin 2 and tickets are EUR 12. www.facebook.com/marzanemeetscrocodile
For the Dublin Event Guide Community “Marzane meets Crocodile” has made a pair of tickets available, but because the performance is already tomorrow evening, you have to be fast. You need to send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com if you want to have a chance to win the tickets. The subject line has to be CROCODILE and in the body of the mail your name and mobile phone number must be included. Your mail has to be with me by 18:00 tonight (Fri 03 Sept) and please only enter if you have no other plans for tomorrow yet.

The Irish Writers’ Centre is a base for established and aspiring writers and is offering a whole variety of courses for everybody who is interested in writing. To celebrate the launch of the Autumn semester of Creative Writing Courses at the Irish Writers’ Centre, they are offering you the chance to win a place on the weekend workshop “Writing Short Fiction” with Nuala Ní Chonchúir on 11+12 September (www.writerscentre.ie/html/courses/shortfictionnuala.html). This course has a value of EUR 150 and if you want to win it, you have to send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with FICTION in the subject line and with your name and mobile phone number in the body of the mail. To earn this great price you have to answer a question too in the mail that you send to me: In what year did the Irish Writers’ Centre first open their doors? (Check the ABOUT US on www.writerscentre.ie, while looking at all the courses in the COURSES category!) Your mail has to be with me by 15:00 on Tues 07 Sept. www.writerscentre.ie

“The Business Summit”, a special 2-day event for business owners, entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial thinkers will take place on Fri+Sat 17+18 Sept in the K Club in Kildare. Well known successful Irish business people will reveal their secrets of how to deal with and how to beat the recession. thebusinesssummit.com/eventguide Sean Gallagher from Dragon’s Den, the Financial Guru Eddie Hobbs and Celebrity Chef Clodagh McKenna, sporting icon and businessman Liam Griffin, Louis Copeland the master tailor & businessman, O’Brien’s Sandwich bar founder & author Brody Sweeney, Coach Trainer Eoin McCabe and Cameron Stewart Founder & Social Entrepreneur, Founder of 11890 Nicola Byrne, Online Entrepreneur and Business Coach Mark Wynne are the speakers who will share the secret of their businesses success at the “Growing Your Business Through Recession” themed Business Summit.
At the moment there is still a limited number of tickets available for EUR 247. The organisers made one ticket available for this event and the lucky winner is Regina Quinn! Congratulations!! If you didn’t win, it is not too late yet, go to thebusinesssummit.com/eventguide and reserve your ticket!

All events in this Competition Section are non-free events, but the organisers are making free tickets available for you to win. I usually get lots of competition entries and unfortunately not everybody can win, so even if you are not the winner, please consider going to an event to support the organisers. :-) If you don’t win, and will go to the event, please help showing the organisers that promoting their event in the Dublin Event Guide is beneficial and mention to them that you heard about the event through “Joerg’s Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events)”. Thanks!

______Dublin News______________

Many of you might have heard about the scandalous events in the O2 on Wednesday night. Guns n’ Roses were meant to perform in the O2. A supporting band played from 20:00-21:00, I heard and then there was NOTHING for 1.5 hours because the main band, Guns n’ Roses, were late. When they finally started at 22:30, the audience was seriously upset and plastic cups with drink in them were thrown at the band. Axl Rose warned that they would leave the stage if more stuff was thrown and after just 22 minutes they did walk off. It is unquestionable that throwing cups with or without beer at a performer is not acceptable, but I guess the band could have calmed the masses by explaining their 1.5 hours delay and the outcome would have been completely different. Apparently the concert promoter stopped the band from leaving the venue and after 30 minutes of negotiation (and after many people from the audience had left already) they came back on stage and completed their whole concert. Odd behaviour on all sides, but, hey, it is a ROCK concert! ;-) www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/breaking/2010/0902/breaking12.html?via=mr

If you don’t have a driver’s licence, but plan to get a driver’s licence in Ireland, you should check the new rules for learner drivers and maybe hurry with your plan to do the test before the new rules kick in.

This is the last weekend of the “Summer of Heritage” in Dun Laoghaire, so if you want to take part in one of the tours, you better move fast! The schedule of the “Summer of Heritage” included tours and living history performances at the two stately homes, Cabinteely House and Marlay House. In addition tours of the Celtic Oratory on Library Road, the Obelisk on Killiney Hill, the Dun Laoghaire Memorials Tour, which is a coastal visit to the numerous memorials around the town, including the Queen Victoria Fountain and the Crimean War Cannon and a sightseeing tour along The Metals, a historic pathway that linked the quarry in Dalkey to the harbour in Dun Laoghaire, were part of the programme. Sea Bird Viewing, Nature Walks and Bat Walks complement the 2010 schedule. The programme will ran from 28 June – 05 September and all details can be found in the brochure at www.dlrevents.ie/pdfs/Leaflet.pdf. All events are free and no pre-booking is required. However many tours have limited capacity. www.dlrevents.ie/heritage_10.html

Cliodhna D, a good friend recently went with her small daughter to a donkey sanctuary in Sligo, where an inspirational and totally dedicated woman has saved more than 60 donkeys from death and looks after them. Little Cadhla, Cliodhna’s daughter, so fell in love with the donkeys that she asked her mother to help the sanctuary in their efforts to increase the size of the sanctuary and to raise funds for buying more land. Cliodhna now has decided that she will work hard on helping to raise money and is looking for supporters who would help her to organise and run a number of fundraising events for the donkey sanctuary (www.donkey.ie). If you are interested, send a mail to Cliodhna on cadhlasdonkeys@gmail.com to link up with her.


In order to beat an economic downturn not governments can help, but individuals are needed that take the initiative and to create new markets and new opportunities for themselves and for their customers and hopefully employees. The banks don’t help anymore, the government doesn’t want to help, so we have to help ourselves! The Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) will help you if you have recently started a company and if you could do with spreading the word. I hope being mentioned here and being seen by the 7000+ readers of the Event Guide will kick start something big for you. In return I expect you to tell your clients and friends about the Event Guide and once you have made a nice bit of money, a donation would be very appreciated. ;-) (This offer is for start-ups in relatively early stages only. Established companies can contact me regarding very affordable advertisement options in the Dublin Event Guide.) If you want to promote your start-up/young company here for free, let me know: dublineventguide@gmail.com.

More to come!


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/category/listings/exhib-lein/
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.

The German Embassy presents an exhibition called ‘From peaceful revolution to German unity’ from 01 – 17 September 2010 at the Dublin City Council offices. The exhibition shows the way to German unity, including the protest against the fraud of the council elections in the GDR, the former East Germany. You can visit the exhibition Mo – Fr from 09:00-17:00. Admission is free. www.dublin.diplo.de/Vertretung/dublin/en/07/Events_20in_20Ireland.html

From 01 Sept – 15 Oct over 120 sculptures by Irelands leading artists will be displayed throughout the Gardens, ponds, Great Palm House and Curvilinear Range of the Botanic Gardens with the smaller works exhibited in the gallery above the Visitors Centre. The magnificent grounds of the National Botanic Gardens have been home to this unique exhibition for the past eight years. Sculpture in Context was established in 1985 by a group of sculptors. Their aim was to work on behalf of fellow sculptors to provide space for exhibiting work of sculptors in venues outside of their normal gallery context. Participating Artists this year include Maureen Bushe, Darragh Casey, Roisin de Buitlear, Seamus Dunbar, Mel French, Etain Hickey, Leo Higgins, Petr Holecek, Alison Kay, Catherine Keenan, Fidelma Massey, Liz Nilsson, Isabelle Peyrat, Mark Ryan, Deirdre Rogers and Alex Scott. You can visit the exhibition for free during the normal opening hours of the Botanic Gardens.

Polish & Irish artists exhibit together at the Irish Polish Society Annual Art Exhibition from 07-25 Sept in Polish House, 20 Fitzwilliam Place, Dublin.
Established Polish artists who choose to live and work in Ireland, often taking their inspiration from Ireland, exhibiting alongside their Irish contemporaries, Irish artists who have a connection with Poland. The exhibition incorporates an eclectic mix of works on a wide variety of themes in ceramics, oils, acrylics, pastels and print. Artists exhibiting are Orla Kaminska, Roman Furgalski, Camilla Fanning, Ula Retzlaff, Marysia Harasimowicz, Marta Wakula- Mac, Maciej Smolenski, Andrzej Mazur, Helena Johnston, Robert Zuraw, and Martin Reynolds.
Founded in 1979 the Irish Polish Society is the main organization in Ireland for Polish people who want to learn about Ireland and Irish people who are interested in Poland. Opening times are: Mon-Thurs 11:30-18:00, Fri 11:30-21:00, Sat 16:00-18:00, Sun 14:00-18:00 (www.irishpolishsociety.ie)

Marie Woods is exhibiting her photographic exhibition entitled “Ice, Salt, Sand, Light” from 07-23 Sept in Pearse Street Library, The photos were taken during travels through Peru, Chile, Argentina and Patagonia. Opening hours are Mon-Thurs: 10:00-20:00, Fri+Sat: 10:00-17:00.

Red Bull Illume is a unique, high energy photographic competition and focuses exclusively on the world of action, adventure and sports and from 01 Sept until 11 Sept this free exhibition in Trinity College will be open from 20:00-22:00 every day. All photos are illuminated and it sounds as if this exhibition is a must-see exhibition, which is the reason why I mention it again here. www.redbullillume.com

And another repeat from last week, just in case you see odd rubbish bins on street corners: Artist C. Finley will be wallpapering a rubbish bin located at the intersection of College Green and Grafton Street. The project will be visible from 16:00-18:00 every Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri and Sat until the paper peels away. wallpapereddumpsters.blogspot.com/


On Fri + Sat 03+04 Sept a conference on Irish Foreign Politics will take place in the Teachers Club in Parnell Street. There are a number of different sessions and while attending the conference is not free (EUR 10), you can “attend” the sessions online for free. To find out the details check these two postings:

On Fri 03 Sept at 14:00 a Garden Walking Tours with Guest Speaker Elizabeth Morgan will take place in Farmleigh House.

On Fri 03 Sept from 20:00, the band Slumberjet (www.myspace.com/slumberjet) is performing in the Sugar Club in Leeson Street. Admission is free. www.thesugarclub.com/what-is-on.html

On Fri 03 Sept at 20:00 the ballroom in Farmleigh House is the venue for “An Bata tSiol (The Seed Boat)” with Colum Sands and Maggie MacInnes. The two musicians embark on a fascinating new journey of music, song and story. The Seedboat is described as a “captivating experience of tunes, songs, stories and rememberings crafted together seamlessly by two master musicians, singer/songwriter and traveller Colum Sands and Gaelic singer and harpist Maggie MacInnes.” Admission to the event is free, but you have to book a place by sending a mail to brian.dockery@opw.ie with the Subject: An Bata Siol. www.farmleigh.ie/Events/SummerProgramme2010/Title,13534,en.html

* James Sheeran (Acoustic/Rock/Trad) is playing from 18:00 in Peadar Kearney’s in 64 Dame Street, Dublin 2. And The Eastern Harps (Trad) are playing there from 20:00. Admission is free.
* Need to wind down after a tiring week? Free Sahaja Yoga Meditation (not physical yoga, but “yoga meditation”!) classes every Friday at 19:30 at 4/5 Eustace Street, Temple Bar (next to IFI, ring bell no. 3) and every Monday from 19:00 in Crowne Plaza Hotel, Blanchardstown Centre, Dublin 15. These are drop in classes, newcomers are welcome. For more information check www.coolspirit.info or www.sahajayoga.ie.
* The Covers play Rock Covers from 22:00 in The Mezz, 24/25 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, D2. Later: DJ Carlos Irie. Admission is free.


Every weekend on Sat and Sun the Point Village Market is taking place from 09:00-17:00. It is an outdoor food market with a flea market-like add-on. The market is next to the Point Depot (O2), right beside the last Luas stop “The Point” on the Red Line. In addition to the market, there is outdoor entertainment every week on the Gig Rig stage and you can find out the programme here: www.pointvillagemarket.ie/events Again – and not for the first time – the organisers have forgotten to update their website and are not (yet??) listing this weekend’s performers. Bad form!

On Sat 04 Sept the first Kilmainham Arts Festival is taking place. This new festival includes art exhibitions, music, dance and drama performances, workshops for adults in arts such as drawing, pinhole camera, dance and a whole range of activities for children.The events will take place in the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA), the Hilton Hotel, the Patriots Inn and outside the Courthouse and on Hilton Plaza. Events begin at 10:00 and while most events are free, for the workshops a donation of EUR 5 is suggested. Director Peter Sheridan will be there for the main event on Saturday evening, but before that there will be plenty of dance workshops, a busking competition, Art Exhibitions and even a Wildflower Safari. The website is kilmainhamartsclub.wordpress.com/ and while for next year the website might come with a schedule or starting times as well, it is a very good effort for the first year. Some very interesting events, check the programme out!

“Communicating environmental issues through the web – What can the internet deliver?” is the title of a one day conference on Sat 04 Sept from 10:00 in the European Union House, 18 Dawson Street, Dublin 2. Entry is free but places are limited and you have to register here: www.euireland.ie/socialmedia_conference.php
Regsitration is closed now, but there is a reserve list! The aim of the conference is to explore how the internet is being used to convey the complex issues and challenges associated with the environment and how these tools can be further harnessed. This conference will bring together journalists, academics, politicians, business people, leaders from the environmental NGO sector and social media practitioners to discuss how web based technologies can be used to communicate complex issues.
All details can be found here www.cultivate.ie/ and here www.euireland.ie/euenvironment/schedule.php

On Sat 04 Sept at 11:00 Tony Blair will be signing copies of his book “A Journey” in Eason’s in O’Connell Street. Due to Tony Blair’s role in the Iraq war, there won’t just be friendly people there and the security restrictions around this book signing will be mad. Shops in O’Connell Street were seemingly advised to close the doors until Blair is gone again. The Irish Anti War movement will demonstrate. And if you do want a signed book, check here www.eason.ie/pages/118 if it is really worth it.
Tony Blair is an ex-politician, who started well and lost it somewhere on the way. Writing a book is probably his way of justifying the things he did, but it would be surprising if it contained any amazing revelations. So the whole event is just a costly personal and private event by a book author and his publisher and many people ask if the police that is required should not really be paid by whoever causes the problem. The whole event is somewhat risky as well because it could turn ugly again with demonstrators, lots of police and just normal shoppers all thrown in the mix.

On Saturday AND Sunday, the Chester Beatty Library is running a family weekend in their Muraqqa’ exhibition. There are Family Activity Packs available suitable for 5-11 year olds and colouring is available for under 5’s. And from 13:00-16:00 on each day you and your children can explore beautiful saris, slippers, turbans, peacock fans and much more as found in the Muraqqa’ exhibition. cbl.ie/Programme—Events/Events-Schedule.aspx

After the busy event schedule during the Heritage Week, there will be no special events this Saturday. www.museum.ie

On Sat 04 Sept at 15:00 the National Gallery Family Programme will take place, this week’s event is entitled “Let’s help the Gleaners!” with Susan Farrelly. The National Gallery has an entrance on Merrion Square and on Clare Street. www.nationalgallery.ie/html/programevents2.html

* Don’t forget that 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. The Designer Mart is on winter break and will return from 13 March!
* 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 Point Village Market is taking place every Sat+Sun from 08:30-17:30 next to the Point Depot (a.k.a. The O2) at the final LUAS stop in the Docklands. There are more than 100 stalls every week and you can find out more here www.pointvillagemarket.ie/
* Dublin Food Co-op is open every Saturday (09:30-16:30) at Newmarket, Dublin 8 for organic wholefoods and sustainable household products, plus over a dozen producer stalls offering organic fruit and veg., baked goods, dairy produce, wines, hot and cold food, etc. Additional Co-op opening Thursdays 12:00-20:00. www.dublinfood.coop
* The weekly Honest2goodness food market with fresh meat, vegetables, fish, baked goods, wines in Glasnevin is open from 09:30-12:00. It is behind Lidl in the Industrial Estate just after the Glasnevin Cemetary coming from the City Centre. (www.honest2goodness.ie)
* At the Blackrock Market in the centre of Blackrock and you can find just everything. The 50 stalls sell collectibles, antiques, handmade goods, books, food. www.blackrockmarket.com/ Opening hours are Sat+Bank Holidays: 11:00-17:30 and Sun: 12:00-17:30
* Yoga in Phoenix Park with Fiona from www.twopalmsyoga.com from 11:00-12:00 near the Wellington Memorial (11:30 near the Bandstand if it’s raining). Donation based class for the Simon Community. Suitable for all levels. Details: www.twopalmsyoga.com/Park_Yoga.html or contact Fiona 085 8147402.
* Meditation through Breathing: Every Saturday from 11:00-12:00 this event will take place in Iveagh Gardens (at the back, near fountains). The event is free of charge, but since it is weather dependent, you are asked to call beforehand to ensure the class is on (087 2045168). Suitable for all. No previous experience required. Wear comfortable warm clothes and bring a yoga mat/light blanket.
* Car Boot Sale in Tallaght – Every Saturday from 09:00-15:00 a car boot sale is taking place at the Victory Centre, Firhouse Road, Tallaght. Ring 086-3394009 / 086-1961815 for more information. www.gumtree.ie/dublin/01/58061901.html
* Blackhorse Flea Market + Car Boot Sale. Every Saturday from 10:00-18:00 the Blackhorse Market is taking place. You can reach it from Tyrconnell Road and from Kylemore Road and it is within 3 min from Black Horse stop on red Luas line. theblackhorsemarket.com
* The Black Sheep play Rock Covers from 22:00 in The Mezz 24/25 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, D2. Later Dj Glenn Brown (Dublin Calling). Admission is free.
* Havana Tapas Bar is inviting to a Salsa Night with afro-latin percussion every Sat night 22:30-02:00. Bachata, salsa, merengue, reggeaton with resident DJ Papi Chulo. Food is available until 00:30 and usually there is plenty of room to get dancing.

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On Sunday 05 Sept from 09:00-15:00 the Harold’s Cross Greyhound Stadium Car Boot Sale will take place on the car park of the stadium (151 Harold’s Cross Road, Dublin). Visiting is free. If you want to sell your wares, check www.haroldscrosscarbootsale.com/ for details.

The Farmleigh Food Market will take place on Sun 05 Sept from 10:00-17:00 and from 14:00-16:00 the group Zrazy will perform Jazz at “Music in the Gardens” of Farmleigh House (at the north-western end of Phoenix Park). www.farmleigh.ie/Events/SummerProgramme2010/Title,13451,en.html

The weekly Children’s Art Cart Workshops at the Phoenix Park Visitor Centre is taking place every Sun from 10:30-12:30. Up to 15 children can participate but they must be supervised by an adult. Children 5 years & over. The next workshops are 05 Sep: Birds in the Park; 12 Sep Animals in the Park www.phoenixpark.ie/newsevents/title,12181,en.html

The Crafty Market, which was formerly taking place in the Food Co-op in Dublin 8 has moved closer to the City Centre and is now taking place in in Shebeen Chic on South Great Georges Street. The next market will take place on 05 Sept from 12:00-17:00. Admission is free and there’s live music all day. Expect Art and Crafts, Vintage clothes and bric a brac stalls, live acoustic music upstairs and downstairs ranging from Singer song writers via Trad bands to Jazz. Check out www.thecraftymarket.com

The next event in the Lavery, Passion and Politics Lecture Series is on Sun 05 Sept at 13:30 in the Hugh Lane Gallery: The title is “Painting Politics” by lecturer Tim Pat

+ The Family event “Hands on History” is taking place in Collins Barracks (Decorative Arts & History) on Sun 05 Sept from 15:00-16:00. IT is suitable for Families with children 5 yrs+. “Fun family learning with the Museum’s collection of objects especially for handling. Please note that places are limited and are allocated on a first come, first served basis.” www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx?eventID=1502

On Sunday 05 Sept at 15:00 the Lecture “An introduction to the Gabriel Metsu exhibition” with Lecturer Dr Adriaan Waiboer, National Gallery of Ireland, curator of the Gabriel Metsu exhibition will take place in the National Gallery in Clare Street/Merrion Square. www.nationalgallery.ie/html/programevents2.html

The Sunday Sketching for 7+ Year Olds are back after the summer break and the next event with the title “The Casement Trial in focus” will be on 05 Sept from 15:00-16:00. No booking necessary. Early arrival is recommended. www.hughlane.ie/whats_on_detail.php?id=527

The Humanist Association of Ireland (HAI) hosts an open meeting for Humanists, Atheists, Agnostics and Freethinkers on the first Sunday of every month in Dublin. The next meeting is on 05 Sept and runs from 16:00-18:00. Each meeting is an informal gathering and an opportunity to meet fellow Humanists in a relaxed atmosphere, often a guest speaker or a topical discussion will take place. The venue is Buswell’s Hotel, Molesworth St, Dublin 2. www.humanism.ie

The Comedy Crunch is a free Stand Up comedy which is downstairs in Shebeen Chic, Sth Great Georges Street every week. It starts at 21:00 and the line-up is changing and I was at the Comedy Crunch a few weeks ago and experienced a very interesting and fun evening. The comedians where a mixed bag: From good, via ok to the, ahem, other side of the spectrum ;-), they spanned the whole range. I was there with some friends and all in all we had a really good laugh. The next Comedy Crunch is on Sun 05 Sept. www.facebook.com/pages/The-Comedy-Crunch/83791357330

* The Temple Bar Book Market is taking place every Sat+Sun on Temple Bar Square from 11:00-18:00.
* Blackhorse Flea Market + Car Boot Sale. Every Sunday from 10:00-18:00 the Blackhorse Market is taking place. You can reach it from Tyrconnell Road and from Kylemore Road and it is within 3 min from Black Horse stop on red Luas line. theblackhorsemarket.com
* The Odeon Bar & Grill (Old Harcourt Street Station, Dublin 2) are inviting all families on Sat+Sun from 12:00-18:00 to a “Matinee Brunch Club”. Good Food, Kids movies (14:00) and kids under 3 eat for free. www.odeon.ie/matinee.html
* Sunday Roast is a weekly event in the Mercantile in 28 Dame Street from 21:00-01:00. Provided are free live music, games & roast potatoes. www.facebook.com/pages/Dublin-Ireland/Sunday-Roast/57594006610
* “Loose Change” play in Gibneys Pub, New St., Malahide every Sunday from 18:00-20:00.
* From 21:00 in The Bleeding Horse on Camden Street “The Apollo Sessions” is a free show featuring multiple styles of original music from local and international musicians and songwriters www.myspace.com/thebleedinghorsesessions
* Every Sunday “The Latin Beat” will take place in the Odeon in Harcourt Street from 20:00-02:00. A band will play from 21:00-22:30, a Latin Beat Club, Brazilian DJs and Salsa Classes will be additional features. Admission is free. www.odeon.ie/
* The Burning Effigies are playing afrobeat, jazz, funk and soul every Sunday from 23:00 in Turk’s Head in Parliament Street. www.turkshead.ie
* Please note, that this event is not taking place until 19 Sept: Gardiner Street Gospel Mass in St. Francis Xavier Church at the top of Gardiner Street near the junction with Dorset Street every Sunday at 19:30. Everybody is welcome independent from your level of religiousness. www.gardinerstreetgospelchoir.com

If you are just looking for Sunday events, please check the event list for Saturday as well. A good few events are taking place on Saturday AND Sunday, but it wouldn’t make sense to list them twice.

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The Spanish Cultural Institute “Instituto Cervantes” and the Chilean Embassy in Dublin are inviting to a Chilean Film Festival “Chile al descubierto” from Mon 07 – Thurs 09 Sept to mark the bicentennial anniversary of the independence of Chile. Every evening a film will be screened in the Instituto Cervantes and admission is free. The screenings will take place at 19:00 and will be in Spanish with English subtitles. The films are
Mon 07 Sept: “La buena vida” directed by Andres Wood (2008)
Tues 08 Sept: “Taxi para tres” directed by Orlando Lübbert (2001)
Wed 09 Sept: “Subterra” directed by Marcelo Ferrari (2003)
Thurs 10 Sept: “Se xo con amor” directed by Boris Quercia (2003)

* Suspended until September, but resuming after that: Every Mon from 20:00-22:00 in Bewley’s Cafe Theatre, 78 Grafton Street, the music collective the ‘Lazy Band’ is playing roots, trad and folk songs from Ireland, England, America and anything else they like. Admission is free and the bar serves during the show. Laid-back atmosphere, unplugged and informal. www.myspace.com/thelazyband
* Cine Café (an evening of short films) and Pint & Picture (full feature film screening) are Howard Linnane’s Irish movie screening nights at 20:00 in Mother Reilly’s in Rathmines, Dublin 6 (Uppercross House Hotel, 30 Upr Rathmines Road (opposite Tesco)). To make sure that it is still continuing, check with Howard 085-1351822.
* ‘Hugh Cooney Don’t Like Monday’, a cabaret and live visual performance by Hugh Cooney, will take place every Monday night from 20:30 at The Pygmalion, South William Street, Dublin 2 (in Powerscourt Shopping Centre). Admission free. www.facebook.com/pygmaliondublin
* From 21:00 in the International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street: The Glór Sessions feature acoustic singer-songwriters, comedy, spoken word and poetry hosted by Stephen James Smith. Entry is free. www.stephenjamessmith.com/Glor.html www.facebook.com/TheGlorSessions
* In O’Byrne’s Beverage House at 199 King St North (Corner of Capel Street and Bolton Street) a live music session “Jam with Karmann Reeves” will take place. Musicians are welcome to participate. www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001158421465
* From 21:30 a traditional Irish music session is taking place in Kennedy’s Pub in Drumcondra. Admission is free.
* From 22:00, the front bar of Whelan’s is the venue for the Open Mic event “Acoustic Nightmares Night”, organised by the band The Mighty Stef and some members from The Last Tycoons. This is a free event. www.facebook.com/pages/THE-MIGHTY-STEF/17575454643
* Upbeat Generation is playing Soul/Funk/Rock Covers in The Mezz, 24/25 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, D2 from 22:00. Later: DJ Rasheed. Admission is free.


On Tues 07 Sept at 10:30 a lecture in the National Gallery on Merrion Square/Clare Street will take place. The title is “Varieties of costume in the work of Metsu” with Lecturer Bianca M. du Mortier, Rijksmuseum. www.nationalgallery.ie/html/programevents2.html

A trade event for photographers is taking place on 07 Sept in Croke Park Conference Centre when the “Photovision Roadshow” will be in Dublin for the 6th year. If you are a photographer, this seems to be a must-go event with an interesting line-up of free seminars and all the well known exhibitors attending. A full list of exhibitors and a list of all the free seminars from “Weddings from Hell and How to Sell” to “Photoshop Plug-ins” can be found on www.forwardevents.co.uk/photovision/dublin.php Admission is free, but you should request tickets before the event.

The Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown “Mountains to Sea” Book Festival is taking place from Tues 07 – Sun 12 Sept. Most events are not free, but there are a number of Children or School events free and on the weekend of 11+12 Sept, there will be a few free events. www.mountainstosea.ie/

The Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) will host a “In Conversation” talk with Barbara Novak and Brian O’Doherty on Tues 07 Sept from 17:99 in the IMMA Lecture Room, The IMMA is in the old Kilmainham Hospital. The event celebrates the joint occasion of the exhibition preview and gift of The Novak / O’Doherty Collection to the IMMA Collection. Christina Kennedy, Senior Curator, Head of Collections moderates a conversation between art historian Barbara Novak and artist Brian O’Doherty / Patrick Ireland. This conversation contextualizes the development of The Novak / O’Doherty Collection which features artworks by artists such as; Marcel Duchamp, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Christo, Edward Hopper, Sonja Sekula, Sol Lewitt, Mel Bochner, Hans Namuth, Diana Mitchener and many others. This talk is followed by the exhibition preview and a wine reception. www.imma.ie/en/page_212269.htm

Big Smoke Writing Factory – known by some of you from the Big Smoke Writing Corner at the Electric Picnic – will be hosting a free taster event and open day at their centre at 7 Lower Hatch Street. You can meet the writers who make Big Smoke happen and find out about their courses, workshops and readings. There will be some short writing exercises, tea and biscuits will be available and you can chat about your writing with the Big Smoke facilitators, or you can ask questions about their new courses. The event takes place on Tues 07 Sept between 17:30 and 20:30 and on Sat 11 Sept from 14:00-16:00. Thanks to Nathan O’D, who told me about this event. www.bigsmokewritingfactory.com/

The September event of “Green Drinks” on Tues 07 Sept from 18:00-23:00 will look at “Fashion Activism”. It will take place on the Top Floor in Messrs Maguire, 2 Burgh Quay and Admission is free. “Hosted by the nice people at Leafliving.com, Green Drinks Dublin is a free event that brings people together every month – not only ecowarriors, not only the hardcore carbon neutrals, just regular people who care about being a little greener. On Tues 07 Sept, Green Drinks will turn the spotlight on the world of fashion. Kellie Dalton and the ReDress team will join Green Drinks in September to ask some probing question about the fashion industry and show how we can get involved to show the fashion industry that green really is the new black. This Green Drinks is all about activism and transformation, and Leafliving and ReDress want everyone to arrive with something old and leave with something new. If you have some items of unwanted clothing, bring them along for a mini-clothes swap. Also if you have a tired old t-shirt and a pair of scissors, bring those too and Re-Dress will help you transform them into something fun. Free vegetarian food platters will be available as well. www.leafliving.com

Travel writer Charlie Connelly, bestselling author of ‘Attention All Shipping’, ‘In Search of Elvis’, ‘Stamping Grounds’ and ‘And Did Those Feet?’ will be in the Gutter Bookshop on Tues 07 Sept from 18:30-20:00 to talk about his new travel memoir ‘Our Man in Hibernia’, a blow-in’s hilarious guide to modern Ireland. Admission is free.

The New Volta Film Club invites to screenings of short films every first Tuesday in a month and on 07 Sept the film club celebrates its first birthday. The screenings take place from 20:30-22:30 in Bewleys Cafe Theatre in Grafton Street and admission is free. For the birthday party there will be a Birthday Cake, Popcorn and Popcorn Gals and there will be new short films and animations by a list of filmmakers.www.newvolta.blogspot.com or www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=104088102984056&ref=mf

* Open Mic Night with The Last Tycoons in O’Donoghue’s on Suffolk Street every Tues from 20:00. It’s free and anyone can get up, sing a song or do whatever they like. www.facebook.com/pages/ODonoghues-Open-Mic/71834618844
* O’Byrne’s Beverage House at 199 King St North (Corner of Capel Street and Bolton Street) has a live music session with Sean Og McKenna and Friends every Tue at 21:00. Musicians welcome to participate. www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001158421465
* In the Bankers Inn on Trinity Street (off Dame Street) at 21:30: An acoustic singer-songwriter session hosted by Dave Murphy. A contribution is requested but not required. This is a listening club so is very quiet and features a lot of experienced songwriters trying out new material. www.myspace.com/davemurphyandfriends
* From 21:30, O’Briens on Dame Street (next to the Mercantile Pub) is the venue for a further Open Mic event of acoustic rock’n’roll organised by the band The Mighty Stef. Admission is free. www.facebook.com/pages/THE-MIGHTY-STEF/17575454643
* White Chocolate is playing Rock Covers from 22:00 in The Mezz, 24/25 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, D2


On Wed 08 Sept at 19:00 the Irish Writers’ Centre will host an evening of poetry readings with Mark Granier, Nessa O’Mahony, James Byrne and Niall McDevit. Admission is free. www.writerscentre.ie/html/events/atthecentre.html

On Wed 08 Sept at 20:00, Paul Scott from the Dublin Bat Group will run a Bat Walk to see and hear some of the creatures of the night in Dublin City. Paul Scott will show you where to see Ireland’s largest bats as they fly across the Phoenix Park in search of food, followed by a search for the more elusive bats around the ponds and trees in the Park. Meeting point is at 19:50 at the entrance to the Ordnance Survey offices in Phoenix Park. Wear warm clothes and bring a small torch. The event will last up to two hours. Please contact Paul on dublinbatgroup@gmail.com to register for this event. iwt.ie/index.php?option=com_jcalpro&Itemid=75&extmode=view&extid=92

* The “Havana International Language Exchange” is taking place every Wed from 17:30-19:30 in Havana Tapas Bar in George’s Street. The majority of people there are Spanish or English-speaking, but French, Italians, Polish and Chinese are sometimes coming to and everybody is welcome to meet for a chat to improve your Spanish or English.
* “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.thezodiacsessions.com/
* “The Song Room” is another open mic event. It takes place in The Globe in George’s Street at 20:30 every Wednesdays. www.myspace.com/thesongroom
* Songs of Praise, a Rock Karaoke is taking place every Wednesday from 21:00 in The Village in Wexford Street, Dublin 2. www.getpraise.com
* Rhythm ‘n’ Booze in Sin É, Ormond Quay takes place every Wed from 21:00. Live music with DJ afterwards is the weekly programme and the details are here www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001171626567
* 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).
* Seven Deadly Skins are playing Reggae/Ska Covers from 22:00 with DJ Dotsie later. The Mezz, 24/25 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, D2. Admission is free.


“Phizzfest”, the Phibsborough Community Arts Festival takes place from 09-12 September and is packed with events – most of them are free! With Phizzfest the community,local businesses and traders in Phibsborough want to promote their area and invite everybody to celebrate with them. Some of the contributors are Robert Ballagh, and Gavin Friday and contributions from Booker Prizewinner, Anne Enright, Comedian Kevin McAleer, Fishamble Theatre Company, The Editors of the Dictionary of Irish Biography, Pat Liddy, author Eamon Delaney, The Palestrina Choir, Mountjoy Education Complex, Bohemians Football Club and Waterways Ireland.
The programme features gigs, childrens activities, workshops, plays and films. There are walking tours, literary talks, yoga, art trails, choral choirs, dances, discos, a celebrity chef, Joycean celebrations and a Community Fun day.
The launch event will take place in Porterhouse North at 18:00 on Thursd 09 Sept with live music and beer sampling. After that there are 52 events of which 48 are free, so you should definitely have a look at the programme brochure to see what you like phizzfest.ie/docs/phizzfest_2010_programme_A5.pdf
The website is phizzfest.ie and I will mention Saturday and Sunday events in next week’s Event Guide.

An action packed Education Fair is taking place in Ballymun Civic Centre on Thurs 09 Sept, from 09:00-16:30. After the official opening at 11:00, guest speakers from Ballymun will talk about what returning to education has meant for their lives. Following this, the newly appointed President of DCU, Brian Mac Craith, will speak. Subsequently, Stephen Crowe and Luke Hislop from Ballymun will speak about returning to Education. Ballymun Whitehall Education Fair is organised by Ballymun Whitehall Area Partnership and aims to promote learning, education and training opportunities for both adults and young people of all ages right in the heart of their own community. Meet with 40 organisations who will be giving out information on what they offer and that will be recruiting for their upcoming courses. More information can be found here www.ballymun.org/ and the full programme is here www.ballymun.org/Ed_Fair_2010-Flyer.pdf

On 09 Sept at 13:00 a “Romantic 200th Birthday Celebrations” will take place in the Central Library, Ilac Shopping Centre, Henry Street, Dublin 1. Admission is free, but booking is required. You are invited to Robert Schumann’s birthday party, to meet their friends and listen to their music. www.dublincity.ie/RecreationandCulture/libraries/Events/Pages/200_birthday_celebrations.aspx

On Thurs 09 Sept at 13:10 the lecture “The Complete Taj Mahal” by Dr Ebba Koch, Professor of Asian Art, Institute of Art History, Vienna University will take place in the Chester Beatty Library. www.cbl.ie/Programme—Events/Events-Schedule.aspx

Squarehead will be performing in Tower Records in Wicklow Street on Thur 09 September from 18:00. Admission is free. entertainment.ie/venue_information/Tower-Records/32057.htm

Dublin City Public Libraries in association with MoneyCoach present the free lecture “Managing Your Finances Through Difficult Times” with financial advice specialist, Frank Conway. The event is taking place on Thurs 09 Sept from 18:30-19:30 and while free of charge, booking is essential. It will take place in the Business Information Centre in the Central Library, Ilac Shopping Centre, Henry Street, Dublin 1.www.dublincity.ie/RecreationandCulture/libraries/Events/Pages/managing_your_finances.aspx

“The Beauty Spot at Dakota” is a weekly event on Thursdays from 19:00-01:00 in the Dakota Bar, 8/9 South William Street, Dublin 2. It is a new night of Fashion, Beauty, Shopping and Drinks in association with Style Nation. “Featuring at the Beauty Spot will be regular beauty tips and advice given by Top Make Up Artists, Hair Stylists, alongside a ‘Pop Up Shop’ hosting vintage & contemporary fashion and accessories. The weekly Beauty Bar will have a different theme and treatments every week.

Phantom 105.2 and Becks Vier invite to the ultimate Battle Of The Bands, Icon’s Next Becks Thing. The next heat takes place on Thurs 09 Sept. at Whelan’s in 25 Wexford St from 20:00. Admission is free and the venue is upstairs at Whelan’s. The competition will take place over 6 months, with four acts performing in front of a panel of guest judges at each of the five heats.

“A Band called Wanda” will be performing in Whelan’s in 25 Wexford Street from 20:00 on Thurs 09 Sept. Admission is free. www.myspace.com/abandcalledwanda

Every Thursday the Odeon Pub in Harcourt Street is running a Classic Movies Club from 20:00. Admission is free. The theme this month is “Dancing Queens” and the films are 09 Sept: Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, 16 Sept: Moulin Rouge, 23 Sept: Rocky Horror Picture Show, 30 Sept: Grease. For Seat/Table reservations call 478 2088 or mail hello@odeon.iewww.odeon.ie/gallery.html

* Quiz Night in The Lotts Cafe Bar, 9 Lower Liffey St, Dublin 1. Every Thurs a quiz night with great prizes is taking place at 20:00/20:30 depending on football. Participation is free.
* “Thirsty Thursday” Open Mic Night from 21:00 in the Bridge Inn in Chapelizod Village. www.facebook.com/pages/The-Bridge-Inn-Chapelizod/350005960758
* The Bionic Rats play live Reggae and Ska every Thursday in Turk’s Head from 22:00. Admission is free. www.turkshead.ie
* The Poor Boys play Rock Covers from 22:00 in The Mezz, 24/25 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, D2. Later: DJ Tim. Admission is free.


The Cannonball Run was a movie in 1981 with Burt Reynolds, Roger Moore, Dom DeLuise and Farrah Fawcett. It was about a cross-country outlaw road race from New York to California with high performance cars. The Irish Cannonball Run is quite different, but has some similar foundations. Instead of Burt Reynolds and Roger Moore etc it is only Shane Lynch from Boyzone, former Miss World Rosanna Davison and boyfriend Wes Quirke, No Frontiers Presenter Kathryn Thomas, TV3’s Sinead Desmond from Ireland AM and Elaine Crowley, Models Georgia Salpa, Emma Quinlan and Hazel O Sullivan, and Lord Mayor of Dublin Gerry Breen who are taking part. And instead of a race against police and time from New York to California, the Irish version will be a 3-day convoy that visits places like Westport, Donegal, Clarinbridge, Killarney, Cork City and Cashel. But the great thing is that it is a very successful fundraiser for Barretstown, a therapeutic recreation place for children with serious illnesses. The first Irish Cannonball run last year raised over EUR 100,000 for the children. And for cars enthusiasts this is a great opportunity to see cars such as Lamborghini, Ferrarri, Aston Marin, Porches, Maserati, Rolls Royce and Bentley. Some of the unique cars already registered for the cannonball are SL Mc Laren, Ford GT 40, KTM XPO, American NYP Police Car, some new and classic mustangs, not forgetting the notorious General Lee’s car from the movie “Dukes of Hazard” the dodge charger.
The first leg starts at Merrion Square in Dublin at 09:30 on Fri 10 Sept.. If you want to admire the 160 cars (or maybe even the drivers) make sure that you are there early).

Homepages – Cannonball

“Awake Young Soldiers” will be performing in Tower Records in Wicklow Street on Fri 10 September from 13:00. Admission is free. entertainment.ie/venue_information/Tower-Records/32057.htm


This section contains lots of events this week that happen in the future some of them require free tickets and it is mentioned where this is the case. Put the events in your diary and for the ticketed events hurry to request your tickets:

From 16 Sept-21 Oct the Business Information Centre of the Central Library, Ilac Shopping Centre, Henry St., Dublin 1 is running a series of lectures that will help you to start your own business. The lectures will take place on Thursdays from 18:30-20:00 are free. Because elsewhere you will have to pay approx. EUR 200 for a similar course, the Central Library event is always booked out rapidly. If you are interested, contact them as soon as possible. www.dublincity.ie/RecreationandCulture/libraries/Events/Pages/syob_2010.aspx

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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. ;-)

At the Electric Picnic, in Stradbally, there is a Theatre Tent in the Mindfield and many theatre companies practised for weeks to prepare performances for the festival weekend of this “Music & Arts Festival”. The actors don’t get any pay, but in return for their free contribution they were meant to get free 3-day tickets to the festival. Sounds like a fair deal! However on Wednesday morning, the majority of the theatre troupes were told that their show had been cancelled. 22 shows had been cancelled and only 6 remained! After rehearsing for weeks and looking forward to the event, all participants were told that they would not be needed – and would certainly not get their free tickets. You can imagine the amazement and disbelief among the actors and it was expressed in this forum
forum.electricpicnic.ie/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=15398 Over the day, the opinion was formed that the reason for the cancelation was due to the large number of complementary tickets that would have to be given to the actors. It is possible that maybe some theatre groups overstretched the free ticket offer a bit and possible nominated more people than they should have and then I would understand that the organisers of the festival are not happy. But it would probably have made sense to deal with that issue in a different way than just by cancelling the majority of theatre shows.
Well, the story continues: The theatre groups didn’t take this blow lying down, but instead they fought back and yesterday (Thursday) evening, the news emerged that the shows were back on and that free tickets were provided. It seems that the performers will now only get day-tickets and I would understand if they were disappointed, but at least they get ONE day at the festival. Very Odd that the Electric Picnic organisers didn’t start with this compromise, but instead initially just cancelled everything.

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If you are in Dublin this weekend, enjoy the nice weather, the event in Dublin and be happy that you can sleep in your own (or somebody else’s ;-) ) bed tonight and won’t have to sleep in a tiny tent in County Laois! :-P

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