Dublin Event Guide 605: Battle for the Bay, Africa Day-ish, Party in the Park and lots more

May 25th, 2019

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  25 May 2019

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Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) No. 605

Dear Dublin Event Guide Follower!!

And here is another Dublin Event Guide. This week should be the week of Africa Day! A celebration of Africa and its cultures and for 15 years we always had a great celebration in Dublin for it (for the last few years at Farmleigh House). But this year, in early April and with just a 5 days application period, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) oddly and unexpectedly announced that there would be no large event this year, but instead they decided to adopt “a fresh and collaborative” approach and wanted local authorities to organise their own events. So now these organisations had FIVE (!) days to come up with a plan for events and to apply for funding. It is no surprise that the time was much too short and Africa Day was effectively killed by the Department of Foreign Affairs. What a pity!

You might know that I am involved with the Gardiner Street Gospel Choir and when we heard about this change to Africa Day, we decided to organise an alternative celebration of Africa Day. It is a Gospel Mass in Gardiner Street Church in Dublin 1 (near the junction with Dorset Street) on Sunday at 19:30 with the Gardiner Street Gospel Choir, an African choir and it will be celebrated by the Papal Nuncio, Nigerian Archbishop Jude Thaddeus Okolo. Everybody is invited no matter what religion (or none) you are. Say HI when you come! I will be there! ;-)

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All events are sorted by start time, but watch out for the few events that have a “++” in front of them, the are particularly recommended. ;-)

Saturday Events (25 May)

This Saturday and Sunday the Battle for the Bay will happen again on Dollymount Strand. It is a great beach-side event in Dublin and there are not many events at the beach! Perfect for a good-weather-day weekend. The Party in the Park is also happening. And also have a look at “Under One Tent”. It is a Ramadan celebration for everyone, no matter what your religion or level of religious-ness is. Quite different than other events, so worth checking out.

++ Battle for the Bay Sat+Sun 10:00-18:00 Dollymount Beach, Dublin 3 battleforthebay.com/
(Kiteboarding, Standup Padelboarding, Beach Fun, Live Music, Biodiversity Village, Kids Village, Food Market)
+ Dun Laoghaire Record and CD Fair 10:00-17:00 Royal Marine Hotel, Marine Road, Dún Laoghaire www.facebook.com/events/477400756334850/
+ Dublin City Record Fair 10:00-17:00 Central Hotel, 1-5 Exchequer St, Dublin 2 www.facebook.com/events/438782993605404/
++ Party in the Park for International Literature Festival – Sat+Sun 11:00-17:00 St. Patrick’s Park, next to St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin 8 ilfdublin.com/events/one-world-many-stories-in-st.-patricks-park (some events require pre-booking)
+ Easy Treesie Trail Walk 11:00-11:45 + 12:00-12:45 St. Anne’s Park, Raheny, Dublin 5 www.facebook.com/events/393518257905410 (Tickets required)
+ Craftopia Market 12:00-17:00 Street 66, 33-34 Parliament Street, Dublin 2 www.facebook.com/events/305286116802747 (Vintage, craft, bric a brac)

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+ Highlights Tour in National Gallery 12:30+14:30+15:30 National Gallery, Merrion Square, Dublin 2 www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on
+ Sketching Tour in National Gallery, 13:30-14:30 NGI, Merrion Square, Dublin 2 www.facebook.com/events/305336867043527/
+ Clothing through the Ages – Tour, 14:00-14:45, National Museum, Kildare Street, Dublin 2 www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=4043 (Booking required)
+ Artfully Craft Arts Market 15:00-23:00 Lucky’s, 78 Meath Street, Dublin 8 www.facebook.com/events/356478534872082/
+ Bray Head (Co. Wicklow) IWDG Land-based Whale Watch 18:00-20:00 Bray Head www.facebook.com/events/374196546516306/
+ Under One Tent: Open Iftar 2019 – Ramadan Celebration for everyone (with free food) 18:00-23:00 St. Patrick’s Park, Dublin 8 www.facebook.com/events/316722932280186/
+ “Citysong” – Abbey Theatre First Preview 18:30-21:30 Abbey Theatre, 26 Abbey Street Lower, Dublin 1 www.facebook.com/events/2135870499767972/ (200 free tickets will be given out first-come, first-served from 18:30)
+ Ballad Tours Dublin 19:00-21:00 Irish Whiskey Museum, 119 Grafton Street, Dublin 2 www.facebook.com/events/2438663419501404/
+ Auburn University Chamber Choir from Alabama, USA with Ború and Ossia Youth Choir from Dublin 19:30-21:30 Newman University Church. 87 St Stephens Green, Dublin 2 www.facebook.com/events/599426547205149/
+ The Solely Blues Club 21:00-23:30 Arthur’s Blues & Jazz Club, 28 Thomas Street, Dublin 8 www.facebook.com/events/658288307949326/

Saturday + Sunday Markets

+ Temple Bar Food Market: Sat 10:00-16:30 on Meeting House Square  www.facebook.com/TempleBarFoodMarket/
+ Honest2Goodness Market: Sat 09:00-15:00 in Dublin Ind. Estate, Glasnevin www.facebook.com/GlasnevinMarket/
+ Bushy Park Market: Sat 10:00-16:00 in Bushy Park, Terenure www.facebook.com/bushyparkmarket/
+ Red Stables Market: Sat 10:00-16:00 at the Red Stables in St. Anne’s Park, Raheney www.facebook.com/RedStablesMarket/
+ The Super Natural Food Market: Sat 09:00-15:00 at St. Andrews Resource Centre in Pearse Street www.facebook.com/thesupernaturalfoodmarket
+ Marley Park Market: Sat 10:00-16:00 / Sun 11:00-16:00 Grange Road, Rathfarnham www.dlrcoco.ie/en/parks-outdoors/markets/marlay-park-market
+ Dun Laoghaire People’s Park Market: Sun 11:00-16:00 People’s Park, Dun Laoghaire www.dlrcoco.ie/en/parks-outdoors/markets/peoples-park-market

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Sunday Events (26 May)

On Sunday, the highlights are the Battle for the Bay and the Party in the Park next to St, Patrick’s Cathedral. Also the Dublin Flea Market is back for a Pop-up appearance and finally, check out the Africa Day Gospel Mass in Gardiner Street Church. I mentioned that last one already in the Intro above. This and the the “Simply African” event are the ONLY Africa Day events this year in Dublin on Africa Day.

++ Battle for the Bay Sat+Sun 10:00-18:00 Dollymount Beach, Dublin 3 battleforthebay.com/
(Kiteboarding, Standup Padelboarding, Beach Fun, Live Music, Biodiversity Village, Kids Village, Food Market)
+ St. Anne’s City Farm – Family Day 10:00-12:00 or 13:00-14:30 Dublin City Farm and Ecology Centre, All Saints Road, Dublin 5 www.facebook.com/events/2222743024708212
++ Party in the Park for International Literature Festival – Sat+Sun 11:00-17:00 St. Patrick’s Park, next to St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin 8 ilfdublin.com/events/one-world-many-stories-in-st.-patricks-park (some events require pre-booking)
+ Children’s Drop-by Activities 11:00/11:30/15:00/15:30 National Botanic Gardens www.facebook.com/events/284616125772527
++ The Dublin Flea Pop-up 11:00-17:00 The Digital Hub, Liberties, Dublin 8 www.facebook.com/events/2240467749334599/
+ Shelbourne Park Market (Vintage Fashion, Design and Craft) 11:00-17:00 South Lotts Road, Dublin 4 www.dublinfairs.ie/
+ Highlights Tour at National Gallery 11:30+13:30 NGI, Merrion Square, Dublin 2 www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on
+ Sundays@Noon: Camarilla Ensemble 12:00-13:00 Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin 1 www.hughlane.ie/past-sunday-concerts/2540-sundaysnoon-camarilla-ensemble (Classical Music)
+ Dublin Castle Family Tour 11:00-12:00 Dublin Castle, Dublin 2 www.dublincastle.ie/event/family-tours/?instance_id=330 (Booking required)www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on/drop-family-workshop-seedbomb
+ Drop-in Family Workshop: Seedbomb, 11:30-13:30, National Gallery, Merrion Square, Dublin 2
+ Family-friendly Tour at National Gallery, 12:30-13:15 NGI, Merrion Square, Dublin 2 www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on/family-friendly-tour-10
+ Film: Wild Ireland: The Edge of the World 12:30-15:00 National Gallery, Merrion Square, Dublin 2 www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on/wild-ireland-edge-world
+ Dublin Swing Picnic 13:00-18:00 St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2 www.facebook.com/events/2238488869799070/
+ Viewing: Hellelil and Hildebrand, the Meeting on the Turret Stairs 14:00-15:00 National Gallery, Merrion Square, Dublin 2 www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on/hellelil-and-hildebrand-meeting-turret-stairs-6
+ Simply African 15:00-18:00 St. Brigid’s Community Centre, Church Avenue, Blanchardstown Village, Dublin 15 www.facebook.com/Rekindle-Talent-796139373765290 (Africa Day event)
+ Sunday Sketching (Age 6+) 15:00-16:00 Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square, Dublin 1 www.hughlane.ie/all/2344-sunday-sketching-trees-and-branches
+ Shaping Ireland Panel Discussion 15:00-16:00 National Gallery, Merrion Square, Dublin 2 www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on/shaping-ireland-panel-discussion
+ Vivaldi ‘Gloria’ with Choir of St Bartholomew’s Church, Clyde Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4 18:00 www.stbartholomews.ie/?event=summer-concert-5
++ Africa Day Gospel Mass with Gardiner Street Gospel Choir 19:30-20:30 Gardiner Street Church www.facebook.com/events/654896408285213/
Elizabethtown College Concert Choir and Brass Ensemble, Elizabethtown PA, USA 19:30 St. Ann’s Church, Dawson St., Dublin 2
+ Worcester State College Chorus from Massachusetts, USA + Rejoice Choir 19:30-21:00 St. Finian’s Church, 24 Adelaide Road, Dublin 2 www.facebook.com/events/655786191513018/
+ Jawbone Acoustic Blues and Folk 20:30 Arthur’s Blues & Jazz Club, 28 Thomas Street, Dublin 8 www.facebook.com/events/569782463449716/
+ Comedy Crunch 21:00-23:00 Stag’s Head, 1 Dame Court, Dublin 2 www.facebook.com/events/448515895910150/

…and a few events for next week

+ RDS Vision 2030 with Lord David Puttnam – Talk 07:30-09:00 RDS, Merrion Road, Dublin 4 www.rds.ie/Vision2030
+ Celtic Collection Concert with Bethel University Wind Symphony from St Paul, USA, Wed 29 May 20:30-21:30 Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin 8 www.christchurchtickets.com/events1/free-celtic-collection-concert-a-celebration-of-irish-and-scottish-works-bethel-university-wind-symphony-from-st-paul-u-s-a/ (Tickets required)
+ National Famine Way Custom House Quay Symposium Fr 31 May 10:00-17:00 CHQ, Custom House Quay, Dublin 1 www.eventbrite.ie/e/60863720025 (Tickets required)

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