Event Guide 213: Made in Temple Bar Festival, Rose Festival, Viking Festival, Bray Summer Fest, Baseball, Duck Race

July 15th, 2011

| DUBLIN EVENT GUIDE (for Free Events) No. 213
| 15 July 2011 Subscribers: 9112

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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 weekend is mad busy, if I could be at a number of places at the same time, I would do that. ;-)

Today I will try to go to the Temple Bar Festival launch (see Friday events).
On Satuday in Temple Bar the “Made in Temple Bar” Festival will take place. In the Liberties (Dublin 8) the new Cooper’s Courtyard Market interests me and then there are the other two big festivals: Rose Festival in Raheny (with Viking Festival) and the Bray Summer Fest. Oh and on top of that you have the rare opportunity to see high quality baseball matches in Dublin. ALL this takes place on one Saturday.

On Sunday luckily the Rose Festival and Viking Festival are still on, so you can do it either on Sat or Sun. Bray Summer Fest and Temple Bar Festival are still taking place as well, but NOT with the same programme as on Saturday, so you might have to choose wisely. And then there is the Dublin Duck Race at 15:20 at the Liffey and in the evening the Zombification and Saucy Sundays with the great Mob Fandango. In the end the Fireworks in Bray at 23:00 in will probably win over all other evening events.

Monday comes with mainly children events, so I can focus on work. ;-) And on Tuesday I will do my own stuff as well, but on Wednesday the interesting Refresh Dublin series runs another event. And there is an intriguing sounding Theatre performance in the woods of Belfield (UCD). On top of that The Cold 100, a band that I would love to hear is in the Workman’s Club and the reliable Inn Jokes in Kilmainham are taking place as well. Arghhh! What will I choose?

On Thursday I would definitely go to the Dublin Skillshare if I had time. This is an event that fascinates me and I Hope I will get a chance to write lots more about it in coming weeks and months!

What a mad week!


Nichola from the LetsDoItForBen.com charity contacted me during the week. The organisation is trying to raise funds for 7 year old Ben Murphy. Ben was born normally, but after a vaccination a sequence of events was kicked off that lead to serious epileptic seizures and the discovery that Ben had a metabolic disorder called SCAD, which prevents the body converting certain fats into energy. This condition is a life long and life threatening disorder and there are only 4 children in Ireland that have the same condition. There is a chance that doctors in the USA would be able to help Ben, but the family doesn’t have the money to get Ben checked and possibly treated, so they are running events to raise the money. And the Benefiz Night Nichola told me about sounds interesting: On Fri 22 July Paddy Casey, Phelim Drew and Mick Fitzgerald will be in in Ballyfermot Club, Dublin 10 to help the fundraising efforts for LetsDoItForBen.com Doors open at 20:00 and tickets are EUR 15. Reserve them on 087 6327208. All proceeds go to LetsDoItForBen.com and you can find out more on the website or on www.facebook.com/letsdoitforben. The charity has made 2 pairs of tickets available for a competition and hopes that you will all tell your friends about the event. If you want to win a pair of tickets you have to send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with FOR BEN in the subject line and with your name and mobile phone number in the body of the mail. Your mail has to be with me by 18:00 on Tues 19 July.

On 26 July Reachout.com is hosting a comedy night at The Sugar Club. MCd by funny man Fred Cooke, the night will feature some of the country’s top comic talent, including Jack Wise, Eric Lalor and Shazwanda. ReachOut.com is a service dedicated to taking the mystery out of mental health, to remove the taboos and take mental health issues out into the open. All proceeds from the sales of tickets from this event will go to helping ReachOut.com deliver the best service it can to young people with something on their minds.
Fresh from his performance at this year’s Street Performance World Championship, Jack Wise will mesmerise the audience with his cocktail of comedy and magic all served up with a solid slice of sarcasm. Eric Lalor will leave the audience with a warm fuzzy feeling and lots of laughter and the razor sharp North Dublin wit of Shazwanda will provide the balance to the warm fuzzy feeling but will not be less laughter-inducing. Tickets cost EUR 20 and are available here entertainment.ie/event/Comedy/The-Sugar-Club//2594470.htm. The event starts at 20:00 and is for over 18s only. Visit www.reachout.com to see more about its service.
I got one pair of tickets for this event for a competition and if you want to win the pair of tickets you have to send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with REACHOUT in the subject line and with your name and mobile phone number in the body of the mail. Your mail has to be with me by 18:00 on Tues 19 July.

The European Young Professionals (EYP) invite to a Tea Party & Fashion Show on 22 July in the Westbury Hotel. The Dublin Fire Brigade will be at the event and you will be allowed to take pictures of them in exchange for donations for Barnardos. Then you can admire some of Dublin’s finest fashions as local talented designers take to the stage and showcase their creations. Surprise performances and other entertainment by artists including DJ Byron will entertain you throughout the evening. This year’s show is headlined by Irish designers Michael Leong, Richard Lewis and Yasmin Velloza and also includes fashion by Eilis Boyle, Mo Muse, Claire O’Connor and Wendy’s Wardrobe amongst others. The evening will also include a display of fashion by some of Dublin’s young fashion professionals including Umit Kutluk and Lucy Gilmor Murphy Hats. The afterparty will take place in Lilies Bor dello nightclub in Grafton Street. Proceeds of the event will be donated to Barnardos Children’s Charity of Ireland. Tickets are EUR 20 at the door or EUR 18 if you buy online via: www.facebook.com/pages/EYP-Dublin/261877113874?sk=app_163538337002366 and find out more details on www.facebook.com/eypdublin#!/event.php?eid=243967705616448
EYP has made one ticket available for a Dublin Event Guide Reader and to win this ticket you have to send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with EYP SHOW in the subject line and your name and mobile phone number in the body of the mail. Your mail has to be with me by 18:00 on Tues 19 July.

______Dublin News______________

On broadsheet.ie I came across a map yesterday that fascinated me. It shows the geographical distribution of Twitter and Flickr users across Dublin: www.flickr.com/photos/walkingsf/5935470794/sizes/l So interesting to see that for Dublin! But I wonder how they determined that because where I use Twitter is not that easily identifiable (I don’t use an iPhone that keeps location records!! ;-) ). The broadsheet article is here www.broadsheet.ie/2011/07/14/and-dublin-on-twitter-blue-and-flickr-red/ and it is based on this article www.theatlanticwire.com/technology/2011/07/beautiful-illustration-where-flickr-and-twitter-are-used/39712/ and that article shows world maps which make a little more sense to me and which are interesting too. Oh and if you want to reach out to me on Twitter, look for @joergst

I was surprised when I heard that the O2/Point Theatre closed its doors last Tuesday! Don’t worry, though, it is not forever. ;-) BUT it is until 14 September, that is for TWO months. I can understand that there are some less INDDOR concerts in the summer, but NOTHING for two months? That is a bit surprising. theo2.ie/event-listing/ Dolly Parton (!!) will be the one that will burst the doors open again!

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The Focus Ireland Triathlon will take place in Dun Laoghaire on Sun 31 July and Focus Ireland, who are a charity working to help homeless people, is urgently looking for 120 volunteers. You don’t need to have any triathlon/sports experience but will play a key role in helping out with registration, directions and event safety by warning general passers by that there is a race in progress and by issuing directions to event participants. 10 people are needed on 14 July, 20 on 30 July and 120 on 31 July (form 05:30 in the morning until 13:00). All volunteers will be provided with a Triathlon t-shirt and goodie bag, and will be invited to the awards ceremony which will take place on the East Pier at 12:30. Full training will be provided before race day and you are invited to a volunteer briefing session on Thurs 28 July in the Royal Marine Hotel Dún Laoghaire at from 19:00-20:30 (Your attendance at this session will be welcomed but is not essential). To volunteer email: events@focusireland.ie or call Lisa Sheahan on 01-8815916. www.focusireland.ie/index.php/events-a-challenges/challenges/triathlon/volunteers-needed


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More to come here!


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.

01-31 July: Peppe’s Italian Restaurant, 31 North Brunswick Street, Dublin 7
“Life Imitating Art” is a Photographic Exhibition by Jeanette Lowe, a contemporary photographic artist based in Dublin AND a reader of the Dublin Event Guide! :-) Using the American artist, Edward Hopper, as her inspiration Jeanette Lowe takes photographs of Dublin City Centre locations at night and then “de-clutters” them to remove items a painter might have chosen not to represent – rubbish, signage, advertising, street markings, wires, vehicles etc. The result is a set of images which are both calm and engaging and almost painting like. A quirky touch to this exhibition is that it takes place in one of the locations photographed: Peppe’s Italian Restaurant in Smithfield. 2011.photoireland.org/program/life-imitating-art/

09-30 July: 12:00-18:00 daily – The Complex, Smithfield Plaza, Dublin 7
On the occasion of the OSTKREUZ agency’s 15th anniversary the photographers decided to examine the present condition of the country in which they live. Their “Images of Germany” exhibition offers a multifaceted panorama of the supposedly familiar and the new. One recurrent theme in all of the eight photographic sequences is the concept of native identity or homeland – formulated in the pervasive yet elusive German term “Heimat” – as a geographical, social and political determinant, but also as an expression of sentiments and yearnings. Admission is free.

The Dublin Flamenco Festival will take place from 23-31 July with lots of performances in the Helix, DCU, Dublin 9. In addition there will be workshops, conferences and talks taking place in various venues around Dublin and on top of all that there will be a photo exhibition curated by Olivier Cornet (olliart).
Nathalie Moyano and Damian Power, the two directors of Peña Flamenca El Indalo (the Dublin-based non-profit organisation behind the festival) are exhibiting 20 of their flamenco-themed photographs. The exhibition will be open 14-31 July at the festival headquarters in The Liffey Trust Centre, Upper Sheriff Street (Entrance through The Green Room Bar). Opening hours: Mon-Fri 16:30-21:30, Sat+Sun 10:30-18:30. www.dublinflamencofestival.com


(see Saturday for details)

Fri 15 July: 13:00-16:00 – Tower Records, 6-8 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2
Cashier No 9 will perform in Tower Records at 13:00 and Fallen Drakes will perform at 16:00. entertainment.ie/venue_information/Tower-Records/32057.htm

Fri 15 July: 13:30 – Irish Writers’ Centre, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1
The Ink Slingers Creative Writing Hour takes place every Friday at the Irish Writers’ Centre. It is a free creative writing session that is organised and led by the Centre’s voluntary arts administrators. The hour includes writing exercises and prompts to get ideas flowing. It is open to everyone and is suitable for all levels of experience. Sarah Griffin will be hosting the Ink Slingers throughout June.

Fri 15 July: 14:00-17:00 – MacNeill Lecture Theatre, Hamilton Building, Trinity College Dublin. To celebrate the Tercentenary of the School of Chemistry and the 100th anniversary of the award of the 1911 Nobel Prize in Chemistry to Marie Curie, the School of Chemistry is hosting an open symposium “An Afternoon with Radioactivity”, which will include an address by Professor Hélène Langevin-Joliot, the grand-daughter of Marie Curie. Other speakers include Dr Clint Sharrad, The University of Manchester, Dr Jim Ballinger, Chief Radiopharmaceutical Scientist, Guy’s and St Thomas Hospital, London and Dr Ciara McMahon, Director of Environmental Surveillance and Assessment, Radiological Protection Institute of Ireland. This event is free of charge but tickets must be obtained in advance from the School of Chemistry. Please contact Ms Jill Galvin on 01-8961726 or email galvinji@tcd.ie. For further details please view:

Fri 15 July: 14:00 – Meeting Point outside Alliance Francaise
A Let’s Walk and Talk event in French! Within the framework of Dublin City Council’s community initiative “Let’s Walk & Talk”, “Ça marche!” is a new way for everyone to stay healthy, meet other people and practise French. The walk lasts an hour and a half and everybody is welcome.
www.letswalkandtalk.ie alliance-francaise.ie/culture/

Fri 15 July: 14:00-17:00 – Creation Arcade, Duke Street, Dublin 2.
“Intercultural Dublin is a movement that seeks to promote various intercultural campaigns, events, projects, and communities throughout Dublin City.” The Intercultural Couch is a social project designed to gain insight on how the people of Dublin view their city by simply chatting with them. Every Friday, Intercultural Dublin will go out into various parts of Dublin to talk with people to find out their stories about interacting with different people in our intercultural city. The next Intercultural Couch will be at the Creation Arcade on Duke Street. And while you are there, visit the ‘Not Natasha’ Exhibition by Dana Popa. www.facebook.com/InterculturalDublin

From 15-24 July, Temple Bar Cultural Trust is teaming up with more than 20 of their cultural neighbours, over 100 artists and performers and a number of creative companies in Ireland to celebrate 20 years of unique culture and regeneration in Dublin’s Cultural Quarter. Over 70 events taking place in Temple Bar will include premieres of site specific theatre, outdoor movies, specially commissioned art installations, Grammy award winning artists and even a world famous high wire walker. Most events are free, but some are ticketed and usually tickets for Temple Bar events go quite fast, so at this stage you can be nearly certain that all tickets are gone. However, if you want to try anyway, contact in person the Temple Bar Cultural Trust/The Culture Box 12 East Essex Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2 or by phone on 01 -88 3610 / 01 -677 2255 and by e-mail via info@templebar.ie. Check out the programme here to find the events you are interested in: templebar.ie/Event/MadeInTempleBar
The full programme as a PDF is available here

On Fri 15 July, the following events take place as part of the Temple Bar Summer Festival “Made in Temple Bar”:
+ 15:00-16:00 Mime & Puppetry Theatre Show ‘Buckets’ in the Culture Box, 12 East Essex Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2. Cata Isle Mime Theatre’s first solo show combines mime with elements of puppeteering. Poured into sound, light and make believe, it shows you that everything is possible on stage. Admission is free, but tickets are required. templebar.ie/EventsDetail/MITB_Mime
+ 18:15-19:00: High Wire Solo performed by Didier Pasquette on Temple Bar Square. French high-wire walker Didier Pasquette will perform his awesome high wire show ‘Solo’ 12 metres above the ground. This will be followed by performances from the Dublin Gospel Choir and the Masamba Samba School, a street drumming group. This is a free events and booking is not required. templebar.ie/EventsDetail/MITB_HighWire
+ 19:30-22:00: RTÉ Radio 1 Presents Nighthawks @ Made in Temple Bar in the Project Arts Centre, 39 East Essex Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2. Nighthawks, a Dublin based arts collective which meets in the Cobalt Cafe once a month, features music, comedy, theatre, poetry and dance. Project Arts Centre will host a special Nighthawks event which will be broadcast live on the night on RTE Radio 1. Acts on the night include Fred the band, Maeve Higgins and Colm Keegan. Admission is free, but tickets are required. The tickets for this event have to be booked with the Project Arts Centre Box Office on 01-8819 613 or at box-office@projectartscentre.ie templebar.ie/EventsDetail/MITB_Nighthawks

The Stillorgan Orchard at The Hill in Stillorgan, Co. Dublin has a full programme of live music. The upcoming gigs are:
Fri 15 July Dead Ringer
Sat 16 July Full Circle
Sun 17 July Minus Seven (12 piece Big Band Jazz) 18:00-20:30
Admission is free and the gigs start at 21:00. www.stillorganorchard.com/live_music.html

Fri 15 July: 22:00 – Ruairi Maguires Bar & Organic Kitchen, Pembroke District, Dundrum Town Centre, Dundrum. – Ruairi Maguires’ has every weekend live music from Friday until Sunday. This Fri the “Rusty Bullets” make their debut performance at 22:00. On Sat at 22:00 the “Soundcheque Live-band” will be on stage and on Sunday a special performance by Niall Boyle at 19:00 will bring the weekend to an end. www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000462805646&sk=wall

Fri 15 July: Unknown Location in City Centre.
FirstDate.ie are offering a night of Speed Dating for free in a city centre location. If you are single and aged between 20 and 36 and up for a good night then this event is for you. These nights usually cost EUR 20 but this time the event will be free, so if you are interested please book your place with info@FirstDate.ie Free nightclub admission and food is also included.

Jose Dominguez tell me that himself and Pia Dunne will perform as the duet “Què Pezón!” every Friday in Stoney’s Bar, Hill Street, off Parnell street. The Show starts at 21:30. www.myspace.com/quepezon and www.quepezon.com

* 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.
*Graeme McKenna is playing an acoustic gig (Trad to contemporary) every Friday in the Maldron Hotel, Kingswood near CityWest from 19:00.
* 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 Blakestown Community Resource Center, Blakestown Way, Dublin 15 (next to Lidl). 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.
* Songs of Praise, a Rock Karaoke is taking place every Friday from 23:00 in the Mercantile, Dame Street, Dublin 2. www.getpraise.com


15-24 July: Temple Bar
The 20th anniversary of Temple Bar is celebrated with a 10 day Festival full of events. You can find some background or Overview in the Friday section of this Dublin Event Guide. And you will find the detailed programme here www.templebar.ie/Upload/EventTheme/file/56/Large_0616201111514200774.pdf The Friday events are listed in the Friday section and are really the main non-ticketed events of the weekend. There are some Family events that don’t require tickets and then there are many events that are free but need tickets.
On Saturdays Temple Bar is always busy with the Food Market (which currently split up in lots of locations) and the Designer Mart in Cow’s Lane. So there will be less events taking place during the day. And maybe because a Saturday evening comes typically with a certain less-culture-rich atmosphere, the movie screenings take all place on Sunday. On Sunday some Family events are there for you to enjoy even if you don’t have any tickets.
Otherwise, there is no big headline event, that I would say you HAVE to go to.
Because there is a big ugly hole on Meeting House Square (because work for building a umbrella like roof construction discovered archaeological finds) this place that is normally used for events like this is not available, so all has to be improvised a little. (Example: Instead of using the big screen for Outdoor Movie Screenings that is on Meeting House Square, now the screenings will have to take place in Cow’s Lane.) I am not sure if that is a reason for having more ticketed events than usually at events like that. (I remember the absolutely outstanding Temple Bar Diversions Festival in 2006!!)
So, expect a nice festival and good atmosphere, but if you missed getting tickets for any events, you will have to search a bit harder this time.
I am looking forward to the time when Meeting House Square is back for proper use!!

Sat 16 July: 10:00-15:30 – Bond Street, Dublin 8 (near the Guinness Storehouse)
The Cooper’s Courtyard Market is a brand new market around the corner from Guinness Storehouse. Cooper’s Cafe and consignment store Eco Chic are hosting this Market on Sat in the courtyard that they share, to enliven Bond Street a bit and to offer a new focal point in the area. There will be home made baking, plants, flowers, cupcakes, juices, breads, eggs, vegetables, art, face painting, American style baking, jams, relishes, jewellery and lots more. From 11:00-12:00 “Sweet Gun Molly will perform live music and the trio “Strings and Reeds” will follow from 12:15 to 15:30. Admission is free. Even stall holders won’t have to pay high fees to be part of it, but just a contribution to the cost of the musicians. So, the atmosphere should be very friendly and inviting. Check it out this Saturday and from then on every second Saturday of the month. I will be there at some stage this week and I might see you. ;-) www.facebook.com/cooperscourtmarket

08 July – 07 August: Bray Sea Front
In the middle of “summer”, the Bray Summer Fest is a reliable festival for many years. I don’t know how good it was in the first 25 of its 30 years, but in the last 5 years, I regularly went to Bray for the Summer Fest and was always impressed. Bray is not the biggest place, but they always put a good programme together and with highlights like the Fireworks, the Airshow and – new this year – an Africa Day and a Charity Day, there is something for nearly everybody. This year the festival runs for a whole month. Starting on 08 July, it will continue until 07 August. Check out the timetable here www.braysummerfest.com/festival-timetable/ Have a look at the LONG list of bands that perform on the bandstand at the sea front.
This weekend is one of the two main weekends. Lots of events will take place. More bands are playing on the bandstand, a Food&Craft Market, Street Performers and a Body&Soul Festival will take place on Sat. On Sunday the Rowing Club Regatta and a Fireworks at 23:00 will be a reason to go to Bray (come early, there is little parking and there are LOTS of people coming for it).
+Fri: On the bandstand: The Rhythm Corporation Drummers & Damcers, Blue Fever, Original Ru de Boys, Ryan Sheridan.
+ Sat: On the bandstand: Empire Saints, Sharon Shannon, Rattle & Hum.
+ Sun: On the bandstand Paul Macdonald Band, Gypsy Rebbal Rebel, Amoric, The Queen Experience and then at 23:00 the Fireworks. e Backdoors
In addition the FunFair and Kidszone will be open from this weekend. Two fireworks will take place, one on Sun 17 July and the other on Sun 07 Aug. The Air Show will be on Sun 24 July and the Africa Day will take place on 06 Aug.
All outdoor events (and most events are outdoor events) are free. The website provides a lot of information, especially the page www.braysummerfest.com/events/ but oddly the website and the Festival brochure www.braysummerfest.com/Bray-Summerfest-2011.pdf are not very similar and it seems you can’t use one without the other if you want comprehensive information.
I plan to go to Bray for some of the gigs, maybe on Saturdy and – if I manage – to the Fireworks on Sunday.

Sat-Sun 16-17 July: 10:00-18:00 – St. Anne’s Park, Raheny, Dublin 5
The big St. Anne’s Park in Raheny on the way to Howth is the venue for Dublin’s Rose Festival. The park has lots of roses (over 25,000 plants) and the festival is always held at the peak of the flowering season, so in addition to all the other entertainment, you can see wonderful Rose Gardens.
Sunday is ‘Family Activity Day’ with lots of children’s entertainment for young children and teens. There will be music and entertainment on both days and the Rose Festival will be the home for a Viking Village this weekend with a replica long-ship on display and groups of ‘Vikings’, who will give displays of falconry and battle re-enactments. Admission to the festival and car parking is free, but – if the weather is nice – expect a BIG amount of people and many cars.
The Rose Festival Programme in detail can be found here:
There will be trade stands with Rose Growers, Garden Centres, Horticultural Societies and Nurseries. Storytelling will take place in the Library Bus (11:00-12:30 on Sat) and in the afternoon of both days music and performances between 13:00-17:00 will entertain you. In the Red Stables at St. Anne’s Park, Drop in Art Workshops will take place (10:00-16:00) and there is an exhibition and a food market as well. On Sunday there will be Children’s Entertainment throughout the day, with T-shirt workshops for teens, Outdoor climbing wall and archery and many other pursuits.
On both days the Viking Village will be a further attraction and all details are described in the next section.

Sat-Sun 16-17 July: 11:00-17:30 – St. Anne’s Park, Raheny, Dublin 15
This is the fourth year for the Vikings Festival, in previous years it was a one day event at the Wood Quay between the Liffey and Christ Church. This year, it is bigger and is integrated with the Rose Festival. There will be battle re-enactments and demonstrations of Viking skills including Falconry and Archery exhibitions.
The schedule for both day is:
12:00: Talk on Viking long ships (20 mins)
12:30: Falconry display and talk (20 mins)
13:00: Viking Battle re-enactment. (30 mins)
14:00: Kids shield wall training (15 mins, max 12 participants 6 to 9 year olds only and parents or guardian must be present)
14:30: Talk on Viking long ships. (20 mins)
15:00: Falconry display and talk. (20 mins)
16:00: Battle re-enactment. (30 mins)
17:00: Falconry display and talk. (20 mins)
On both days a selection of crafts people will be giving displays of their arts and crafts in the Viking Village.

Sat-Mon 16-18 Jul: 11:00-18:00 – Corkagh Park, Clondalkin
The Irish National Baseball Team will play a series of games against the Rota Blue Devils, a US Navy Baseball Team based in the South of Spain in Rota, near Cádiz. The series is a final warm up for the European Championships which take place in Barcelona from 25-30. This weekend’s tournament will give you an opportunity to witness high quality baseball in Ireland. The field is located close to Newland’s Cross just of the Naas Road (see www.baseballireland.com/fields.htm for detailed directions). The schedule is
+ Sat 16 July
11:00 Ireland vs Rota Blue Devils
14:00 Rota Blue Devils vs President’s Nine
+ Sun 17 July
12:00 Rota Blue Devils vs Ireland
15:00 Ireland vs Rota Blue Devils
+ Monday 18 July
18:00 Rota Blue Devils vs Ireland

Sat 16 July: 11:00-13:00: Ring for the meeting place.
This biodiversity event is for children and organised by the Children’s Nature Club. It will take place along the Dun Laoghaire- Rathdown section of the River Dodder. “Come along to this workshop and make your own flower press. Then join us for a walk as we look at some of the common trees and shrubs along the river bank.”
To book, contact Andrew Fleming on 087 329 9936 or via info@owls.ie

15 July – 23 Sept: Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2
“Elements – The Beauty of Chemistry” is the title of the brand new exhibition in the Science Gallery. The exhibition explores the beauty of the elements, the design icon that is the periodic table and stir up some reactions in the atomic kitchen. The Science Gallery and Trinity College Dublin’s School of Chemistry present an interactive exhibition exploring the beauty of chemistry. Opening hours are Tues-Fri 12:00-20:00 and Sat-Sun 12:00-18:00. The exhibition is closed Mondays. Admission is free (A EUR 5 donation is suggested.) www.sciencegallery.com/elements
You might know already that I am a fan of the Science Gallery and I definitely recommend that you go to EVERY exhibition they run, I found every single one interesting!

Sat 16 July: 12:00 – National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2
“Fairy Tales from Many Lands” is the event for children and grown-ups in the National Library on Sunday. All are welcome and booking is not required. You will experience readings of some well known and new tales in different languages including Russian, German, French. www.nli.ie/en/list/current-events.aspx

Fiona Moloney’s (and Tine Schnell’s) Yoga in the Park to raise money for The Dublin Simon Community is continuing. Each Saturday at 11:00-12:00 until September, Fiona and Tine will be taking turns to lead the classes. Meeting point is the Bandstand near the Zoo and near the Tea Rooms. Classes will be suitable for all levels and are donation based. That means you can give what you can afford, but please be fair.
Wear some loose clothes, preferably layers to be prepared for all type of weather and bring a mat (or a big beach towel). For contact details, directions and to find out who is teaching when, go to www.twopalmsyoga.com

Sat 16 July: 12:00-17:00 Farmleigh House (near Castleknock Gate), Phoenix Park, Dublin. There are two workshops, on is for 5-7 years and the other is for 8+ years. Both will take place parallel. One in the Motorhouse and the other in Arkle Room in Farmleigh House. www.farmleigh.ie/Events/SummerEvents2011/Title,16066,en.html

The extremely active and buzzing Grand Social (formerly Pravda) near Ha’Penny Bridge is running a Flea Market in the pub every Sat from 12:00-17:00. The next Flea Market is on Sat 16 July. Vintage, Retro, Clothes, Music, Books, Furniture, Crafts, Bric-a-Brac, Food, Stalls, Live Performances, Vinyl Dj’s. And if you want to sell something yourself, just contact hapennyflea@thegrandsocial.ie

+ The Gallery Talk “The Discovery and Excavation of the Faddan More Psalter” will take place on Sat 16 July from 12:00-12:40 in Kildare Street (Archaeology) and is for adults. “This special talk about the newly exhibited Faddan More Psalter will mark the 5th anniversary of the discovery of the Psalter in south Tipperary. NMI Antiquities Archaeologist Maeve Sikora, who excavated this unique manuscript, will explain the background to the discovery, the significance of the find location and the archaeological excavation of this extremely rare find. No booking required. Places limited to 20, first come basis.” www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx?eventID=2374
+ The Family Tour “Monsters of the Deep” will take place on Sat 16 July from 15:00-16:00 in Merrion Street (Natural History). “Have you ever noticed all the weird fish in the Museum? Did you know they were all caught in Irish waters?! Join this tour to find out more! No booking required.” www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx?eventID=2375

Sat 16 July: 13:00-16:00 – Jervis Street Shopping Centre, Henry Street, Dublin 1
Every Saturday (or Sunday) until the end of August, the Jervis Street Shopping Centre will run a “Children’s Summer Entertainment” event. This Saturday there will be a Arts&Crafts, a Clown and in addition there will be a Balloon Modeller and Facepainter. www.jervis.ie/home/summer_entertainment

Sat 16 July: 13:00 – Astronomy Ireland, Unit 75, Butterly Business Park, Kilmore Road. Artane, Dublin 5. Astronomy Ireland will host a Daytime Sun Watch at their headquarters in Artane every Saturday over the summer, where you will get to see the Sun in a way that very few people have ever seen before. Our closest star will show incredible detail using special filters that will reveal intricate detail on its surface. Activity on the sun has been hotting up as we approach a solar maximum and massive sunspots are visible most days. This is a free event and is suitable for all the family and all attendees will receive a European Space Agency DVD. www.astronomy.ie

Daily in July: 13:10: Irish Film Institute, 6 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
Over the last two months the IFI ran free screenings of films from the IFI Irish Film Archive on Mondays and Wednesdays. The films are really interesting and became so popular that in July the Archive films will be screened every day, but – to make my life interesting when I try to describe that to you :-) – the two films are shown on alternating days. Simply collect your free tickets at the IFI Box Office when you get there. (You might have to pay a 1 Euro membership for the day.)
The first film is “Shamrocks Sky High”, sponsored by Aer Lingus and produced by Vincent Corcoran. This film from 1968 shows the company’s operations in Ireland and overseas. The film looks behind the scenes at Dublin Airport and at the expertise involved in developing and maintaining Ireland’s national airline. This film is 30 minutes long and is shown on all days with EVEN dates (2,4,6,8,10,….). www.ifi.ie/cinema/dispfilm_07.asp?filmID=7437&Date=04/07/2011&PageID=15
The second film is in fact a sequence of two shorter films: “Gael Linn: Amharc Eireann Newsreel Compilation” from 1956-1964 (7min) lets you marvel at inaugural flights to Malaga and New York; new jet airliners; training of air hostesses; and the arrival of stars. And “Radharc: Blessing the Aer Lingus Fleet” from 1962(12 min) shows that Aer Lingus planes are named after great Irish missionaries; are blessed annually by members of the clergy and carry us safely to destinations all over the world. These two shorter films are shown on all days with ODD dates (1,3,5,7,…). www.ifi.ie/cinema/dispfilm_07.asp?filmID=7436&Date=05/07/2011&PageID=15

Sat 16 July: 14:00-17:00 – Bandstand, St Stephen’s Green Park, Dublin 2
Dublin’s swing dancers head on down for an afternoon of dancing and picnicing at the bandstand in Stephen’s Green. Join the fun on Saturday and hear some wonderful music from the Jazz Era – Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Prima. If you know how to Lindy Hop, Charleston, Jitterbug or Jive, take to the dance floor. Get dressed up if you want and enjoy a great afternoon of swing. Like the Dublin Event Guide, the Swing Picnic was featured recently on Capital D on RTE. Maybe you saw it. ;-) Details about the event are on www.dublindy.com or call Jessica 086 818 5537.

Sat 16 July: 14:00 – Tower Records, 6-8 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2
“Veroa” will perform in Tower Records. entertainment.ie/venue_information/Tower-Records/32057.htm

Sat 16 July: 16:00-18:00 – National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9. “Practical Techniques in using herbs in the clinic or at home” by Elly MacGregor Hodgkiss is a talk and practical demonstration to which the Institute of Medical Herbalists is inviting. Techniques used in topical treatments through the use of compresses, liniments and poultices – both hot and cold applications and much more will be introduced. Admission is free, but places are limited. Booking through the phone number provided on www.botanicgardens.ie/news/20110716.htm

Sat 16 July: 19:00-21:00 – Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2
The Ukeristic Congress will perform in Whelan’s Front Bar and admission is free. www.whelanslive.com/index.php/archives/3552

Sat 16 July: 21:00 – Film Base, Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
“On Photo Books” with Markus Schaden is a talk followed by a discussion about Photo Books and it is an event that is part of the Photo Ireland Festival. Admission is free and the complete background about Photo Books can be found here: www.goethe.de/ins/ie/dub/ver/en7753933v.htm and here

Sat 16 July: 21:00-01:00 – Ruta Live (O’Byrne’s), 199 Capel St./North King St corner, Dublin 1. Dj Karlocof will play Dubstep, Reggae, Dancehall in the front bar of O’Byrne’s/Ruta Live. Admission is free. www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=205294186185328

“Rhythm Rocker at The Globe” is a weekly event in The Globe in Sth Great Georges Street, Dublin 2. It is a Rockabilly, R’n’R, Roots night with live bands Pavement Kings and The Wayward Sinner Boys (in alternating weeks, it seems) from 20:00 and with DJs from 23:00-01:30. Admission is free. www.globe.ie

Sat 16 July: 22:00 – Ruairi Maguires Bar & Organic Kitchen, Pembroke District, Dundrum Town Centre, Dundrum. – Ruairi Maguires’ has every weekend live music from Friday until Sunday. On Sat at 22:00 the “Soundcheque Live-band” will be on stage and on Sunday a special performance by Niall Boyle at 19:00 will bring the weekend to an end. www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000462805646&sk=wall

* 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 Food Market is – until June – divided in parts and distributed in different locations in Temple Bar.
* 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
* 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 09:30-16:00. 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, you find 50 stalls selling collectibles, antiques, handmade goods, books, food + there’s free popcorn and ballons&facepainting for the kids. www.blackrockmarket.com/ Opening: Sat+Bank Holidays: 11:00-17:30, Sun: 12:00-17:30
* 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.
* 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
* Trad Session – Schoolhouse Pub in 2-8 Northumberland Road, Ballsbridge. Every Saturday from 20:30 singers, guitar, fiddle, banjo, accordion, whistle, pipers, bodhran etc are all welcome to join in. www.schoolhousehotel.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 latin DJs. Food is available until 00:30 and usually there is plenty of room to get dancing and you are invited to add your own percussion. www.facebook.com/pages/Havana-Tapas-Bar/10503361821
* Salsa/Latin Party in the Merchant Arch Bar, opposite the Ha’Penny Bridge from 23:00-02:30. Admission free.

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Sun 10 + 24 July, 07 + 21 August, 04 + 18 Sept: Palmers Golden Ball Tavern, Carpark, Kilternan, Dublin 18. A Car Boot Sale, which is a fundraiser for the Niall Melon Township Trust, will take place on six Sundays between now and September.
Not THIS week, but it will be back next week! The Car Boot Sales runs from 09:00-16:00 (Traders arrive at 08:00). EUR 15 for traders, free admission for potential buyers. dublincity.olx.ie/niall-melon-township-trust-fundraiser-iid-216570807

Sun 10:30-12:30 – Phoenix Park Visitor Centre.
The weekly Children’s Art Cart Workshops is taking place every Sun. Up to 15 children (5yrs+) can participate but they must be supervised by an adult. The next workshops are 17 July: Birds and their habitats; 24 July: Make a wallet (Bring an empty Juice Carton); 31 July: Summer flowers in the Park. www.phoenixpark.ie/newsevents/title,12181,en.html To confirm that it takes place ring 01-6770095.

Sun 17 July: 11:00-17:00 – Dublin Food Coop, Newmarket Square, Dublin 8
The Brocante Furniture Market will take place on Sun in the Dublin Food Co-op. Admission is free. The Brocante market is a collection of antiques, furniture, collectables and curiosities from the past and present, second-hand, refurbished, antique and hand-crafted stuff for your house and garden. This is the only market of its kind in Dublin, giving the opportunity for everyday people as well as collectors and new enterprises an affordable outlet in an up and coming business. If you are an interior designer or just have and eye for style and are looking for a special piece or maybe a bargain then this is the market for you. A Cafe on the premises serves hot food as well as cakes etc. The market is held every 3rd Sunday of the month. www.thebrocantemarket.com/

Sun 17+24 July: 12:00-16:00 – The Contemporary Music Centre, 19 Fishamble Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 8. “The Contemporary Music centre presents Play with Music II on 17+24 July as part of the Temple Bar “Made in Temple Bar” Festival. Play with Music II consists of two different multimedia installations, Handchime and Wee-Doodle and offers an exciting opportunity for children and adults to interact with sound and vision.
Handchime, created by Irish composers, Edward Costello and Andrew McGovern, is an interactive melody generator, that uses hand gestures to control pitch and sound textures. The installation makes use of both audio and visual feedback, which provides a simple and intuitive way of creating pleasant melodic textures.
Wee-Doodle, created by Irish composer, Eoin Smith, is an easy and fun way of manipulating visuals and sounds, using a Wii remote. It allows users to control audio, draw shapes and generally explore the sonic and visual world in the installation. The idea is simple – take the controller and enjoy a Wee-Doodle.”
Admission is free and booking is not required. www.cmc.ie

Sundays: 12:00-13:00 – Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell St North, Dublin 1
The “Sunday at Noon” concerts are free – typically classic music – concerts and last Sunday was the last “Sunday at Noon” until September. So, NO Sunday concerts for a few weeks, but you will find out immediately here when the concerts are back. www.hughlane.ie/about-sunday-concerts

The Dublin Sketchers Group is an informal group of typically hobby artists who go somewhere different in Dublin every Sunday (e.g. Collins Barracks, Farmleigh, Botanic Gardens, Dublin Castle), sketch for an hour or so, and then meet up for coffee afterwards and discuss their sketches. www.dublinsketchers.blogspot.com/ Find out on their website where they will meet and join them if you do some sketching/drawing yourself. Meeting time is usually around 14:00.

Sun 17 July: 14:00-16:00 – Farmleigh House, Phoenix Park.
On Sunday the Stedfast Brass Band will perform in the bandstand.

Sun 15:00-17:00 – St. Enda’s National Historic Park, Grange Road, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16. An OPW sponsored Summer Music Fest 2011 in Rathfarnham brings a whole range of performers to St. Enda’s Park.
+ 17 July: Dublin Concert Band (Big Band Music)
+ 24 July: Fodhla Ceili Band (Irish Dance Music)
+ 31 July: Innis Free (Ballads and Folk Music)
+ 07 Aug: Al O’Donnell and Friends (Folk Music and Songs)
+ 14 Aug: Niall Toner Band (Country Music)
+ 21 Aug: Avondale (Ballads and Folk)
+ 28 Aug: Murphy’s Law (Irish Music and Ballads)

+ The My Museum event “Dead Hairy” will take place on Sun 17 July from 15:00-16:00 in Collins Barracks (Decorative Arts & History). The event is for Families with children aged 6-11 years. “Come to the Hair Museum where history has hairdos and fish have beards! Let author Debbie Thomas take you to the crazy world of her comedy adventure book Dead Hairy. Places are limited and allocated on a first-come basis from one hour before event starts.” www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx?eventID=2378

Due to the school holidays and the holiday season there are National Gallery taking place near daily throughout the week. Some are for children, but the majority are adults. Because the list is so long, please check nationalgallery.ie/whatson Admission is free to nearly all events.

Sun 17 July: 15:20 – Liffey, from Millennium Bridge to O’Connell Bridge
The Dublin Duck Race for the Niall Mellon Township Trust will take place this Sunday. The organisers hope that more than 2000 ducks will swim from Millennium Bridge to O’Connell Bridge. You can adopt a duck (before the event) for EUR 5. The funds will go to the Niall Mellon Trust and will be used to build houses in the townships of South Africa. The owners of the winning ducks will some prizes. All details and the opportunity to adopt one (or more ducks) is on www.dublinduckrace.com Watching the race is obviously free. ;-)

Sun 17 July: 16:30-22:30 – Grand Social (former Pravda), Liffey Street, Dublin 1 (near Ha’Penny Bridge). Saucy Sundays is a weekly live music session in the The Grand Social. The line-up at this Sunday’s event will be: Alan Tully, The Wayward, Fiach, Enda Reilly, She’s A Beauty, The Aftermath, Jifubuki and – to crown the day – the great Mob Fandango. For all details including links to the bands check the event page that you will find via www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001494016795&v=wall

Sun 17 July: 17:00-20:00 – Exchange Dublin, Exchange Street Upper, Temple Bar, Dublin 2 – On Sunday the event “Zombification” will take place in the Exchange Dublin in preparation for the Dublin Zombie Walk on 23 July. “Exchange Dublin invites the Undead down for an evening of fun and delicious brains. Meet fellow walker and learn from wise old zombies the tips and tricks of FX Make-up and costumes preparation.”. Admission is free and all ages are welcome. www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=247559175270863

Sun 17 July: 18:00 – St. Nicholas of Myra Church, 43 Francis Street, Dublin 8
On Sun 17 July the two choirs St. Mary’s Cathedral Choir & St. Cecilia’s Parish Choir, both from San Francisco, will perform in Francis Street. St. Cecilia’s Parish Choir is a volunteer Choral ensemble while Mary’s Cathedral Choir is a semi-professional ensemble of 25 singers. www.francisstreetparish.ie

Sun 17 July: 19:00 – Ruairi Maguires Bar & Organic Kitchen, Pembroke District, Dundrum Town Centre, Dundrum. – Ruairi Maguires’ has every weekend live music from Friday until Sunday. On Sunday a special performance by Niall Boyle at 19:00 will bring the weekend to an end. www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000462805646&sk=wall

Sun 17 July: 19:00 – The Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2
“Wall Of Death is a night that digs on old, new and genre expansive, a left field Sunday outlook, for your dancing feet.” Resident Micí Durnin will be playing Eastern Post Punk Electronic Psych Disco. This month’s special guest is Gavin Duffy from the “Thread Pulls”. wallofdeathblog.blogspot.com/
In addition the Wacked Out Cinema Club will screen some lesser known, “fringey” films, an Italian zombie film and a black comic bogus industrial safety film:
“The Living Dead At Manchester Morgue” (1974) – George Grau.
“Forklift Driver Klaus” (2000) – Joerg Wagner, Stefan Prehn.
I am not exactly sure at the timing, because in the description here www.theworkmansclub.com/2011/07/04/wall-of-death-wacked-out-cinema-170711/ it says Wall of Death will be preceded by an afternoon of Wacked Out Cinema.

Sun 17 July: 20:00 – Whelan’s, 25 Wexford St., Dublin 2
“The Casanova Wave” from Waterford are presenting a mix of “warm electronica and fresh live instruments, complimented by an array of sounds, melodies, bouncing rhythms, bright guitars and pulsing synths”. I didn’t fully understand if it is only one performer (Brian McCartan) or if it is a band. Read here the full description: www.whelanslive.com/index.php/archives/3408 Admission is free.

* The Temple Bar Book Market is taking place every Sat+Sun on Temple Bar Square from 11:00-18:00.
* Jamestown Flea Market + Car Boot Sale. Every Sunday from 10:00-17:00 the Jamestown 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. www.jamestownmarket.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
* Afternoon Jazz in Café en Seine. The Sweet & Lowdown Jazz Trio play every Sunday from 14:00-16:00 in Café en Seine in Dawson Street. Admission is free. www.stellabass.com and a video is here gush.ie/clients/sweetlow/video/
* 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
* Graeme McKenna plays an acoustic gig (from trad to contemporary) every Sun at 18:00 in Number6 on Smithfield Square. www.number6.ie/
* “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
* The Gardiner Street Gospel Mass is on a summer break until 11 September and will be back from that date 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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18-22 July: South Docklands with St. Andrew’s Resource Centre in Pearse Street as the main location. – The South Docks Festival incorporates the communities of Pearse Street, Westland Row and City Quay. This will be the 24th year of the South Docks Festival and the week-long festivities with over 20 events will cater for all ages.
The festival events are all listed here www.facebook.com/pages/South-Docks-Festival/163732077014690?sk=wall and while there is not much detail given, it might be enough to tempt you to find out more. Ring 01-6771930 to find out more.
A few of the highlights are:
+ Mon 18 July: 19:00 Casino Night
+ Tues 19 July: 15:00 Seniors Tea Party + 20:00 Pearse Street Got Talent
+ Wed 20 July: 10:30 Juniour Bouncy Castles + 14:00 Senior Bouncy Castles, 19:30 All Star Variety Show
+ Thurs 21 July: 11:00 Teddy Bears Picnic + 11:30 Senior Mystery Trip to Courtown
+ Fri 22 July : 11:30 South Docks Festival Parade to Merrion Square, 13:00 Fair in the Square, 21:00 Karaoke/ Festival Friday

18-22 July + 25-29 July: Central Library, Kevin Street Library, Pearse Street Library
What do you think about Dublin? Is it just a location or is it more? What do you think of the people who live there? The neighbourhoods? The buildings? The landmarks? The rooftops? The stories and histories that surround us? Have you ever thought about the impact that we have on these places?
At “Post Cards from Dublin” with Artist Elaine Leader, children (10-12 years) will be using a broad range of printmaking techniques, Postcards from Dublin will provide children with the opportunity to explore their sense of ‘place’, allowing them to express their responses to the city and their local environment in an experimental and creative way culminating in a range of postcards which will convey their feelings and attitudes towards their Capital City. Admission is free, but booking is essential.
The event will take place in
+ Central Library, Ilac Centre from 11:00-12:30 from Mon 18 July – Fri 22 July.
+ Kevin St. Library from 14:00-15:30 from Mon 18 July – Fri 22 July
+ Pearse St. Library from 14:00-15:30 from Mon 25 July – Fri 29 July
For more details and to find out how to book, check

The Coolock Library is running an interesting programme for teenagers and has still some places on it available. The workshop is called “Got Something to Say?”. It is officially called “A Performance Poetry Workshop for Teenagers”, but as you can imagine that is not the most target group compatible label for the event, therefore forget the name and read this…it sounds cool!
“We’re looking for teenagers who can show the world they have something to say…in their own way. Join us in July (18-22) to work with performance poet Dave Lordan for a week long project in the Coolock/Darndale area. We need people for loads of different roles, writing, rapping, dancing, skating, filming and more. You don’t need any experience, chancers welcome!” Contact Tara on 01-8674348 or Mags on 01-8477781 or e-mail mags.curley@dublincity.ie. Coolock Library is at Barryscourt Road, Coolock, Dublin 17. www.dublincity.ie/RecreationandCulture/libraries/Events/Pages/coolock%27s_poetry_workshop.aspx

Mon-Fri 18-22 July: 11:30-12:30: Chester Beatty Library, Garden of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2. The Silk Worm Summer Club is a week of activities based on “The Art Books of Henri Matisse” exhibition. It includes paper cut collage and exploring Matisse’s use of colours, patterns and props. Booking is required on www.cbl.ie and since booking was possible since 11 July, it is possible that all tickets are gone. Only 20 children (6-11 years) can take part every day. Admission is free.
+ Mon 18 July: Explore Matisse’s use of colour and pattern and make your own storyboard
+ Tues 19 July: Be inspired by the art books of Matisse and make your own mini book
+ Wed 20 July: Be inspired by Matisse’s cut-outs and make your own collage
+ Thurs 21 July: Explore Matisse’s famous images and make your own masterpiece
+ Fri 22 July: Explore Matisse’s use of patterns in his work and make your own mini print. www.cbl.ie/Programme—Events/Events-Schedule.aspx

Mon 18 Jul: 13:10-14:00: National Gallery, Merrion Square, Dublin 2
The National Museum will screen the Art Documentary “Caravaggio: The Private Life of an Easter Masterpiece” numerous times during the week, not only on Monday. Admission is free and no booking is required. Check www.nationalgallery.ie/whatson for dates and times of the other screenings.

As part of the South Docks Festival, Pearse Street Library (138-144 Pearse Street, Dublin 2) will run two events for children:
On Mon 18 July at 15:00 Storytelling with Patricia Campbell will take place and on Tues 19 July at 15:00 a Craft Session with Patricia Campbell will take place. Admission is free but booking is essential. Contact Pearse Street Library at 01 6744888 or pearsestreetlibrary@dublincity.ie

Mon 18 July: 18:30 – Walkinstown Library, Percy French Road, Walkinstown, Dublin 12. Come along to a “Growing Your Own” evening on Mon. Admission is free. To find out more, contact Walkinstown Library at 01 4558159 or walkinstownlibrary@dublincity.ie. www.dublincity.ie/RecreationandCulture/libraries/Events/Pages/grow_your_own_talk.aspx

Mon 18 July: 20:00 – The Workmansclub, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2
From June-September 2011, “What the folk?” will showcase some of the country’s finest acts. “This artist showcase is calling for the country’s finest musicians to rock their folking socks off and in a bid to win a prized slot in the esteemed Spirit of Folk festival in September 2011.”
Every Monday night three acts will battle it out to win the public vote and get through to the final heat at the end of each month. The final will take place in early September in front of a live panel of guest judges. Folk acts of all shapes, sizes and sounds are invited to enter and try for their chance to feature in one of the country’s most unique and valued folk festival “Spirit of Folk” (www.spiritoffolk.com)
The line up on 18 July is Tanya and The Whiskey Princes, Louis McTeggart, David Hope & The Henchmen.

Mon: 21:00 – Anseo, Camden Street, Dublin 2
The first three Mondays of every month the Solar Trio with guests, host a free improvised music gig upstairs in Anseo on Camden st. Creating their own unique takes on old jazz standards along with totally improvised on the spot jams. Expect swing and hard, deep grooves meshed together with post progressive and contemporary meandering sections.

* 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. Admission is free. Laid-back atmosphere, unplugged and informal. www.facebook.com/pages/The-Lazy-Band/137845161717
* 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
* Comedy Crunch – Shebeen Chic. The Comedy Crunch is a free Stand Up comedy downstairs in Shebeen Chic, Sth Great Georges Street from 21:00 every week. www.facebook.com/pages/The-Comedy-Crunch/83791357330
* Comedy Night in Panti Bar. A new free Comedy Night with comedy improv, stand up and sketch every Monday night in Panti Bar on Capel St from 21:00. entertainment.ie/event/Comedy/Pantibar/A-Bear-A-Bull-And-A-Chicken-Walk-Into-A-Bar/2563419.htm
* 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.


The event “Take a Trail Tuesday: Stone Mad!” will take place on Tues 19 July from 11:00-11:40 in Kildare Street (Archaeology). It is a Family Event suitable for ages 7+.
“Guess how many Stone Age people you can fit in our log boat, help us figure out our mysterious stone carvings and hear what people liked to snack on 6,000 years ago on this activity trail tour. No booking required. Places limited to 20, first come basis. www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx?eventID=2379

Tues 19 July: 18:00 – Instituto Cervantes, Lincoln Place, Dublin 2, quite near the National Gallery. – The Spanish Cultural Institute, Instituto Cervantes, is inviting to the film screening of “Dos hermanos” (2010), an Argentinian film by Daniel Burman (in Spanish with English subtitles). dublin.cervantes.es/FichasCultura/Ficha73157_16_2.htm

Tues 19+26 July: 18:00 – Instituto Cervantes, Lincoln House, Lincoln Place (near National Gallery), Dublin 2
Luis Ramón Marín (1908-1940) was one of the first photographers to get out into the streets to record daily life and the news with his camera, supplying magazines and illustrated dailies which were enjoying a heyday during the first decades of the last century. Moreover, Marín is a pioneer of aerial photography in Spain, an aspect of his work begun in 1913, hardly a decade after the development of aviation itself. Marín was essentially a press photographer (he published more than 1,000 photos per year). He was, amongst his other jobs, press correspondent to the Royal Family, which he followed even during the holidays (thus many of the photographs have an unusual family air). He recorded the main events of Spanish cultural and political life and portrayed its leading figures. He also turned his lens on street scenes and anonymous faces of the common people.
The Instituto Cervantes will show an exhibition of his photographs from 07 July – 23 September (Mon-Thurs: 14:00-19:00, Fri 10:00-14:00, Closed on Bank Holidays).
On the next two Tuesdays (19-26 July) a guided tour of the exhibition with Ángel Luis González (PhotoIreland Director) will take place. Admission is free, but booking is essential: adx1dub@cervantes.es dublin.cervantes.es/FichasCultura/Ficha73715_16_2.htm

Tues 19 July: 18:30 – The Gate Theatre, Cavendish Row, Parnell Square, Dublin 1.
The Gate Theatre is inviting to ‘The Open Gate’, a series of free pre-show talks and events in the Gate Lab.From 15 June-20 July a number of events will take place. The next event is a talk with Prof Tony Roche on “Friel’s Molly Sweeney: Blindness and Insight”. www.gate-theatre.ie/section/ScheduleofEvents

Tues 12 July: 20:00 – The Mercantile, 28 Dame Street, Dublin 2.
Mutefish, a brilliant Irish band which often has the biggest crowds when they perform in Temple Bar, has a regular gig in the Mercantile. www.dublinsessions.ie/mercantile.html

Tues: 20:30 – La Dolce Vita Winebar, 5 Cow’s Lane, Temple Bar
Travel through Latin America with the Latin American Solidarity Centre (LASC) this summer with their Latin American film screenings. Every Tuesday LASC will be showing a film or documentary in La Dolce Vita. The films will take you through the whole continent, beginning in Mexico and completing the journey in the Southern Cone. The first screening will be on 05 July. lasc.ie

* 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
* Live Jazz and Blues from 21:00 every Tuesday in the International Bar on 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2.
* 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


Wed 20 July: 13:00 – Chester Beatty Library, Garden of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2.
This Gallery Tour is entitled “The Art Books of Henri Matisse” and will be carried out by Dr Jill Unkel (Assistant Curator, Chester Beatty Library) www.cbl.ie/Programme—Events/Events-Schedule.aspx

Wed 20 July: 13:05-13:45: National Gallery, Merrion Square, Dublin 2
A poetry reading with Jean O’Brien will take place on Wednesday in association with Poetry Ireland. www.nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Wed 13 July: 17:00 + 19:00 – Dundrum Town Centre, Pembroke Square, Dundrum
On Wednesday 13 July “Cinema In The Open” returns to Dundrum Town Centre. Free open air movies will be shown in Pembroke Square each Wednesday until 17 August with a children’s favourite at 17:00 and a classic favourite at 19:00. There will be seating and you will even get ponchos if it rains. The restaurants will provide special take-away movie menus and even take your order from your seat so you dont miss any of the movie action. The Cinema In The Open Schedule is:
+ Wed 20 July: 17:00 Kung Fu Panda – 19:00 Some Like It Hot
+ Wed 27 July: 17:00 Transformers – 19:00 Singin’ In The Rain
+ Wed 03 Aug: 17:00 How to Train your Dragon – 19:00 Roman Holiday
+ Wed 10 Aug: 17:00 Toy Story – 19:00 Chicago
+ Wed 17 Aug: 17:00 Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory .- 19:00 Chocolat www.dundrum.ie/events/cinema-in-the-open-returns/

Wed 20 July: 18:00 – Instituto Cervantes, Lincoln Place, Dublin 2, quite near the National Gallery. – The Spanish Cultural Institute, Instituto Cervantes, is inviting to the film screening of “Martín (Hache)” (1997), an Argentinian film by Adolfo Aristarain (in Spanish with English subtitles). dublin.cervantes.es/FichasCultura/Ficha73158_16_2.htm

Wed 20 July: 18:30 – Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2
“Refresh Dublin is a (usually) monthly event where people from all aspects of the new media industry come to share ideas, talk about what makes them tick and get some discussion happening. Often inspiring and at the very least an excuse to meet up with some talented people for a scoop. If you think you’d like to get involved, the Refresh team would be delighted to hear from you.” This month’s event is for all designers, developers and anyone who wants to know how to make a killer app. Tapadoo founder Dermot Daly will talk about “What makes a great app?”. Apps are an extension of your service or brand and are often the first point of contact an end user has with a company. If you get this wrong, it may be the last time.
The talk takes place in the Science Gallery and admission is free but reserving a place here is advised: www.sciencegallery.com/events/2011/07/refresh-dublin refreshingcitiesdublin.org/

Wed 20 July: 18:30 – The Gate Theatre, Cavendish Row, Parnell Square, Dublin 1.
The Gate Theatre is inviting to ‘The Open Gate’, a series of free pre-show talks and events in the Gate Lab. From 15 June-20 July a number of events will take place. The event on Wed is entitled “Friel’s Molly Sweeney: Blindness and Insight” with Prof. Tony Roche. www.gate-theatre.ie/section/ScheduleofEvents

Wed-Sat 20-23 July: 19:00 – Meet on UCD Belfield Campus, outside the Student Club Bar beside the Restaurant. (Just opposite the main bus stop area) Bring blankets and rain gear.
The Free Spirit Theatre Company presents Alfred Tennyson’s Robin Hood as a site-specific promenade performance in the Belfield Woodlands…a tale of rebellion against oppression, a tale of solidarity, freedom and liberty, a tale of true courage, generosity, love and justice…adapted and produced by Eva Urban, directed by Liam Burke, PJ. Dunlevy, Andrea Scott.
The performances will take place on 20, 21, 22, 23 July at 19:00 and on 23 July at 14:00. Admission is free. www.dublinevents.com/events/theatre/robin-hood.php

Wed 20 July: 19:00 – Irish Writers’ Centre, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1
The Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Jimmy Deenihan, will visit the Irish Writers’ Centre on Wed to unveil a plaque acknowledging the financial support of his Department and celebrating the 20th anniversary of the opening of the Centre. The dual celebration will include a special guest reading by Sebastian Barry. It will continue with readings from selected writers and writing groups who have been using the Centre on a regular basis over the past couple of years. There will be a reception before and afterwards and everyone is invited to join in. www.writerscentre.ie/html/events/atthecentre.html

Wed 20 July: 20:00 – The Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2
The Cold 100 with special guest Sive will perform on Wed in the Workman’s Club. The Cold 100 play the ‘blooze’, a new musical genre, which isn’t the standard 12-bar blues and it isn’t just rock ‘n roll. “The blooze, as a genre, is the up-start son of Chicago electric blues, and rock ‘n roll of the late 60s & 70s. There’s fuzz, there’s harmonica, there’s volume; there’s tube amps, heavy drums & humbuckers. Pure rock n’ roll flows from the core of The Cold 100, however there’s a seething undercurrent of the blues nestling underneath.” Find out more about the band and their style:
www.theworkmansclub.com/2011/07/07/the-cold-100-200711/ and a few of their songs are here breakingtunes.com/thecold100 I have to say, “Blooze” sounds good!

Wed 20 July: 21:00 – Patriot’s Inn, Kilmainham, Dublin 8
The monthly Stand up Comedy event “Inn Jokes” will take place in Kilmainham. Organised and MCd by Colm O’Regan, the line up in July is Fred Cooke, Foil Arms and Hog and Barry Mack. Admission is free innjokes.com/line-up/ and www.colmoregan.com

Every Wed from 21:00-23:00, The Swing Factory (Paul Sweeney – trumpet, Neil McMahon sax, Bob Whelan vocals/keys Dave Fleming bass, Ian Hyland – drums) will be playing Jazz in O’Reilly’s Pub in Sandymount, D4. Admission is free.

* The “Havana International Language Exchange” is taking place every Wed from 16:30-19:30 in Havana Tapas Bar in George’s Street. There are many Spanish speakers and English-speakers are explicitly invited, but everyone else is certainly very welcome too, to meet for a chat to improve your Spanish or English. www.facebook.com/pages/Havana-Tapas-Bar/10503361821
* “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 Wednesday. www.hamletsweeney.com/events/
* The Alex Mathias Jazz Quartet will perform every Thursday from 21:00 in the International Bar on 23 Wicklow Street. www.alexmathias.com/
* 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.


The event “Take a Trail: Everything Counts!” takes place on Thurs 21 July from 11:00-12:00 in Merrion Street (Natural History). It is for Families with children 7yrs+. “From the smallest insect to the largest Irish mammal, everything in nature is connected. Discover how by joining this activity trail tour. No booking required.” www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx?eventID=2381

Thurs: 12:00-15:00 – Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin 8
Lunchtime Food Markets appear like mushrooms in all corners of Dublin for the last 2-3 years. There are so many that I can definitely not keep up with all of them and won’t be able to list them regularly, but if I come across a new one, I am happy to point you in the right direction: The newest Lunchtime Market started this week at Christ Church Cathedral. It will take place every Thursday and you can find more about this market (and 8 others) here www.irishvillagemarkets.ie/christchurch.php

Thurs 21 July: 14:30 – National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2
At this children event entitled “See and Tell: Telling tales from Pictures”, children (8-12 years) will explore the Library’s exhibition ‘Tall Tales and Deadly Drawings’ and learn how to make and tell their own tales in this interactive workshop with storyteller Aideen Mc Bride. Admission is free and to book contact Aoife or Riona on 01 6030346 or email us at rmcmorrow@nli.ie www.nli.ie/en/list/current-events.aspx

Thurs 21 July: 15:00 – Central Library, ILAC Centre, Henry Street, Dublin 1
Come along and meet renowned children’s authors every Thursday in July in the Central Library. On 21 July Marilyn Taylor will be visiting and on 28 July Oisín McGann will visit the Library. Admission free and all are welcome. www.dublincity.ie/RecreationandCulture/libraries/Events/Pages/summer_2011_author_visits.aspx

Thurs 21 July: 17:00 – Tower Records, 6-8 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2
Patrick Kelleher will perform in Tower Records. entertainment.ie/venue_information/Tower-Records/32057.htm

Thurs 21 July: 18:00-20:00 – Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2
This is a brilliant idea and concept and I hope it will catch on big time! The topic this time is a bit geeky for many of you, but read this anyway and think about what you could teach! I definitely intend to offer my support.
Dublin Skillshare is designed for the curious, creative and inquisitive who like to know a little bit about everything. At Skillshare you can share your skill and learn from others. From programming to pruning and hacking to hip-hop. And all is free. Whether you have a skill you can teach or a skill you want to learn, let Dublin Skillshare know and they will try to put a class together.
On Thursday the calls is taught by Stephen Howell (Institute of Technology, Tallaght Computing Department) and Stephen will introduce the concepts of minimal graphics programming, and show you how to interface with external devices like Kinect. You can read about processing here to get an idea what it’s all about. And after that you will get a chance to design an interactive art/science exhibit and then hack it together. (You should bring your Laptop!) The event is suitable for everybody, but you will understand more if you have some basic knowledge of programming (any language will do).
The classes are free, but if you enjoyed the class, you could offer the teacher a skill you have, like baking them a cake or designing a logo for a project.
The event will take place in the Science Gallery and Admission is free. www.facebook.com/DublinSkillshare Reserve your place on this site

Thurs 21 July: 18:00-20:00 – Diantree Paper, Caintree Courtyard, 61 Camden Street, Dublin 2. Daintree Paper are running an Christmas Wedding Fair next Thursday so that the brides that plan ages in advance can get their big project started. There’s live music, wine, cake, jewellery and prize draws. And there will even be discounts and prizes if you arrive with a Santa hat. Considering that I am male, I am sure you don’t expect me to “get” it. But I am sure some of you will welcome the opportunity. ;-) www.daintree.ie/

Thurs: 18:30-22:00 – Twisted Pepper, Basement, Abbey Street, Dublin 1
The Yelp Ping Pong Social Club is a free weekly event at the Twisted Pepper in Abbey Street. Each week on a Thursday from 18:30-22:00 you can come along to prove your ping pong potential and be crowned ‘King Pong’ or just sit back, watch balls fly. www.yelp.ie/events/dublin-yelp-ping-pong-social-club

Thurs 21 July: 19:30 – Button Factory, Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
The Rory Gallagher Tribute Band “A Taste of Rory” will perform in the Button Factory on Thursday. Admission is free. The band’s website is here
www.rory-gallagher-tributepage.de/rory1/tributeband_atasteofrory.htm and the event website is this

Thurs 21 July: 19:45-20:30 – Royal Hospital Kilmainham (IMMA), Dublin 8
The St. James’ Hospital Liberties Fun Run will take place on Thursday evening. Runners, joggers and walkers are invited to take part and the 6.5 km race is organised to raise funds for St. James’ Hospital.
The event preparation starts at 18:30 with music and fun and face painting from FM104 and a full warm-up conducted by the hospital’s chartered physiotherapists.
This Fun Run offers athletes of all levels an interesting route around the historic Liberties area of Dublin, and provides an opportunity for supporters of St. James’s to raise much-needed funds for the hospital. Participation in the run is not free (EUR 25), but you can watch it and cheer on the runners.

Thurs 21 July: 20:00-23:00 – Teachers’ Club, 36 Parnell Square, Dublin 1
Michael D Higgins, who wants to become the next Irish President, is in the Teacher’s Club for “an Evening of Poetry, Song and a Little Bit of Politics”. Michael D Higgins will speak and read his poetry and there will by music by Jimmy Kelly (Luke Kelly’s brother). Interesting to see what emphasis the different candidates for the Presidency have. Poetry and song for Michael D Higgins!? Does that indicate what will be relevant to him in case he gets elected? www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=254415354573008&notif_t=event_invite

Thurs: 20:30 – O’Reillys Rock Bar, underneath Tara Street DART Station, Dublin 2
If you are a Singer, Songwriter, play an Instrument or just want to jam then come to the Railway Sessions in O’Reilly’s every Thurs at 20:00 and showcase maybe a new song or a cover. All performing musicians will receive a complimentary drink. The event starts at 20:30. To contact the organisers: info@dublinsocialtv.ie An Indie-Rock Club starts immediately afterwards at 23:00. Admission free.

Every Thursday the Odeon Pub in Harcourt Street is running a Classic Movies Club from 20:00. There is no cover charge, but the theme or the movies for July haven’t been announced yet. Check here: www.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.
* Dimestore Recordings run a weekly event in Sweeney Mongrel’s, Dame Street (formerly Le Cirk) with a variety of bands and performers. It starts at 20:00 and the line up is here: www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000163463304&sk=wall
* “Thirsty Thursday” Open Mic Night from 21:00 in the Bridge Inn in Chapelizod Village. www.facebook.com/pages/The-Bridge-Inn-Chapelizod/350005960758
* Open Music Night in Darky Kellys pub in Fishamble Street, Christ Church, Dublin 8 organised by the music duo R.E.D.. Would you like to perform or just listen? Names of contributors are taken from 21:30 and the gig starts at 22:00. www.facebook.com/pages/Open-Mic-Night-Dublin/121048244620948
* The Bionic Rats play live Reggae and Ska every Thursday in Turk’s Head from 22:00. Admission is free. www.facebook.com/TURKSHEADDUBLIN


The “Curator’s Tour: The Replica High Crosses” will take place on Fri 22 July from 12:30-13:00 in Collins Barracks (Decorative Arts & History). The tour is for adults.
“Get the inside story with curator, Padraig Clancy and hear at first-hand about their significance as replicas and as important objects in their own right. Places allocated on a first-come basis from 15 minutes before event starts.” This exhibition is truly amazing. It is just one single room with crosses, but the impact they have when you enter the room and are not prepared for what you see is BIG. Even if you can’t go to that tour, put the exhibition on your To Do list for one of the next few weekends!

still continue and will have more events on Friday. Check the link to the programme in the Saturday section so that you can prepare for your Friday evening well in advance. ;-)


This section contains events that will 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:

Sat 23 July: 11:00-12:00 – Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2. A Silk Worm Club Special will give you chance to decorate your own crepe with Abrahim Phelan in the Silk Road Cafe. The event is free but is limited to 15 places and to get one of these places you have to book on the Chester Beatty Library homepage www.cbl.ie from Monday 18 July at 09:30. www.cbl.ie/Programme—Events/Events-Schedule.aspx

Sat 23 Jul: 12:00-13:00 – Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA), Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin 8. In the rejuvenated “What is …? Talk Series”, the IMMA invites to a talk entitled “What is Photography?” on 23 July.
What is Photography? is the first in a series of talks and booklets which aim to provide a general introduction to the materials and methodologies of contemporary art. What is Photography? provides an overview of photography and its role as medium and mode of documentation in contemporary arts practice. TO attend this event you need to book tickets here www.imma.ie/en/page_212410.htm and because IMMA tickets often go faster than they are released, I am telling you already today.

______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. ;-)

Some might think I am referring to the “singing” of a certain Amanda Brunker at Oxegen (www.youtube.com/watch?v=96bkfkJ5SWg) or her somewhat delusional interview about the successful performance (www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Hb0w4uprkg) and interestingly if you search for the words “Oxegen” and Rubbish” in Google, the first that comes up is Amanda Brunkers name, but I am not referring to that at all.
Though I have to mention something in this context: Somebody filmed the RTE transmission, which shows quite bad singing and the fact that only a handful of people listened (The original: www.youtube.com/watch?v=96bkfkJ5SWg), however RTE then removed that video clip and instead posted a completely remastered video clip on YouTube, which has nothing to do with the original video that was broadcast by RTE. The modified video is here (www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ib3l8Wx45M). Smells like propaganda, re-writing history or censorship to me! You better watch the original soon if you are interested, before RTE pulls it again.
By the way, I don’t think Amanda Brunker has done herself a favour by “singing” at Oxegen, but if she got enjoyment out of it, then why not. Her interview afterwards sounded like she was at a different gig, but even that is ok. I don’t wish her anything bad and whatever she does is her own thing. But RTE’s interfering does disturb me!
However back to the original intention of mentioning REAL rubbish at Oxegen. You might have seen it in the beginning of the week: thejournal.ie posted some pictures of the aftermath of Oxegen and it is a shocking scene:
What people leave that amount of rubbish behind? Probably the same ones that drop their empty cigarette boxes and food wrappers in the street!?

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LOTS of summer events again this week and all we would need now is SUMMER. Imagine if we had warm temperatures in Ireland to enjoy all the culture even more. It would be such a great little country. …and we can’t even blame the government for the low temperatures. So what to do? Pack your umbrella, a warm jacket, ignore the weather and enjoy the “summer” either way! ;-)

Have a great weekend!

Take care,



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