Dublin Event Guide 662: Finished?? – As Life Re-starts: Dublin Pride Online, Bushy Park Market, Blackrock Market, EPIC Ticket Competition

June 27th, 2020
DEG Dublin Event Guide (for free events)

  27 June 2020 – No 662

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Finished?? – As Life Re-starts: Dublin Pride Online, Bushy Park Market, Blackrock Market, EPIC Ticket Competition

Hi all!

Is it over? Are we finished with this Corona/Covid-19 “stuff”? Wellll, we are for now, so it seems! Hairdressers open on Monday and what more could you hope for? :-D

But seriously, while substantial restrictions any longer would be difficult to justify when we consider the current numbers of infections in Ireland, I am not convinced that we are done with it. Only time will tell.

But one thing is certain: After restrictions for more than 3 months, we all are happy to be back to some normality. The shops are open, the restaurants will open from Monday, museums and other cultural venue will be back from Monday too and even some pubs will be “sort of” open again.

Somewhat surprisingly football, rugby and even boxing are allowed again, but when you meet friends in a park you are still asked to keep a 2m distance. And on a 30min bus ride masks might become mandatory, but during a 90min Pub visit, you don’t need any masks. So not everything makes sense yet, but we are on a track that will ultimately bring us to the right place.

And since last night, we even have an agreement for a new government that will have a stable enough majority in the Dail to have a chance to survive for the next 5 years.

Ohh and there are amazing news about the “Dublin Event Guide (for free events)” as well:
“EPIC – The Irish Emigration Museum”, which is based in the CHQ Building on Custom House Quay, will sponsor the Dublin Event Guide for the month of July and we will all benefit from it! There will be a new EPIC section with lots of interesting information in this Dublin Event Guide and you can also win admission passes to see the fascinating EPIC museum!

“EPIC – The Irish Emigration Museum” (www.epicchq.com) has made 3 family passes and 5 couple passes available for a competition. The couple passes are for two adults (Value: EUR 33) and the family passes are for 2 adults and up to 3 children (Value: EUR 46.50). EPIC will open on Monday with timed tickets – to ensure that all Covid-19 related safety procedures can be adhered to – and the tickets are valid for a visit between now and 13 July.
To enter the ticket competition, you just have to send an e-mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with the subject “EPIC” and your full name in the body of the mail and also with the ticket type you require either “Family Pass” or “Couple Pass” in the body. Your entry has to be with me by 22:00 on Sunday 28 June.
I will do the draw and will pass the e-mail address of the winners to the EPIC museum. The team from EPIC will contact you then with all details on how to book a time slot with them.
A really great offer and you should definitely enter! ;-)

And here is the reminder that donations are much appreciated! I take them as a confirmation that I am doing the right thing and also use them to cover the cost for the Dublin Event Guide.

You can get some “virtual coffees” to support this weekly publication or maybe even a 10 Euro donation via Paypal or Revolut. Every cent is MUCH appreciated!!

You can contribute here on the “Buy Me a Coffee” site: www.buymeacoffee.com/DublinEventG
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The EPIC Zone


EPIC Logo  During the month of July, “EPIC – The Irish Emigration Museum” (www.epicchq.com) will sponsor the Dublin Event Guide and this section of the weekly newsletter will contain relevant information about events in general or about EPIC-related news and happenings.

This week, they have created a helpful list of re-opening museums and cultural venues. Some are free, others not, but it still will give you a good picture of what places you can visit again from now on.

Opening 29 June:

+ EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, located at the chq Building on Custom House Quay – epicchq.com/epic-to-reopen-to-the-public-on-monday-june-29th/
+ The Jeanie Johnston Famine Ship, located at Custom House Quay jeaniejohnston.ie/the-jeanie-johnston-to-reopen-to-the-public-on-monday-29th-june/
+ Chester Beatty Library in the grounds of Dublin Castle chesterbeatty.ie/visit/ (Free Admission)
+ Little Museum of Dublin on St Stephens’ Green – www.littlemuseum.ie/
+ National Gallery of Ireland on Merrion Square – www.nationalgallery.ie/visit-us/opening-hours/phased-reopening-gallery (Free Admission)
+ Wax Museum Plus on Westmoreland Street – twitter.com/waxmuseumplus/status/1275403847142432770
+ Teeling Whiskey Distillery on Newmarket Square twitter.com/TeelingWhiskey/status/1269908362814242819
+ National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts and History at Collins Barracks – www.museum.ie/en-IE/Museums/Decorative-Arts-History (Free Admission)
+ Croke Park GAA Museum & Tours at Croke Park crokepark.ie/tours
+ Dublinia Viking Museum at Christchurch www.dublinia.ie/
+ GPO Witness History at the GPO, O’Connell Street www.gpowitnesshistory.ie/

Opening 30 June:

+ Marsh’s Library at St Patrick’s Cathedral – www.marshlibrary.ie/
+ Hugh Lane Gallery, Charlemont House, Parnell Square North – www.hughlane.ie/ (Free Admission)


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And here are lots of free events:


++ Bushy Park Market 10:00-16:00 Bushy Park, Terenure, Dublin 6W www.facebook.com/bushyparkmarket
+ Fitness Class by YMCA – Abs & Core 10:00-11:00 Online www.facebook.com/ymcafitnessdublin
+ The Finished.ie Virtual Homeshow – Interior Design Expo 10:00-18:00 Online homeshow.finished.ie/
+ Outhouse – Pride Breakfast Online 11:00 dublinpride.ie/events/outhouse-pride-breakfast-online/
++ Temple Bar Food Market 11:00-16:00 Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2 www.templebarmarkets.com/foodmarket
++ Blackrock Market 11:00-17:30 Main Street, Blackrock, Co. Dublin www.facebook.com/BlackrockMarket/
+ Live Storytime for kids with Wee Bookworms 11:30-12:00 Online www.facebook.com/WeeBookwormsClub/
+ Global Pride Events 2020 12:00 Online dublinpride.ie/events/global-pride-2020/
+ FÉILE – Comhaltas in Britain – Virtual Weekend Sat 27 June 12:00 -20:00 www.facebook.com/events/561737931404811/
+ Fitness Class by YMCA – Strength and Cardio 13:00-14:00 Online www.facebook.com/ymcafitnessdublin
+ Creators, Conquerors and Citizens: A History of Ancient Greek 13:00-14:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/300735097622687/
+ Ballet Class with Saor Dance and Fitness 13:00-14:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/525345761507041/
+ Cruinniú na nÓg 2020 Online by Draiocht 13:00-18:00 with a variety of events:
Rebuilding our Community www.facebook.com/events/280013180072712
Playful Puppetry www.facebook.com/events/644570496131043
The Drama Challenge www.facebook.com/events/555589338484665
Art Explorers Go Wild www.facebook.com/events/744008733003544
+ Dance Fitness Class with Saor Dance and Fitness 14:00-15:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/651691762089717/
+ Carrot Cake Workshop 14:00-15:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/683736668840837/
+ Paddy Sherlock – Daily Mini-Gig 15:00 Online www.facebook.com/paddysherlockmusic/
+ Enda Reilly – Live Stream 17:00-18:30 Online www.facebook.com/events/292139961934240/
+ Online Karaoke 19:00-21:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/313228210052438
+ The Living Room Sessions Finale – Live Acoustic Music with Niall McCarney 20:00-22:00 Online www.facebook.com/niallmccarneymusic/
+ Thumper – Single Launch 21:00-22:30 Online www.facebook.com/events/2547221645530520/
+ The Finns live on Irishgigs 21:00-23:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/1767083460111920/
+ Paul McGuinness – From Mine to Yours – Live Gig 21:30-00:30 Online www.facebook.com/events/562489581304995/
+ N.O.C. Band – Live Deckin’ Session 21:30 Online www.facebook.com/events/590490465224851/

+ Online Psychic & Holistic Fair – Webinars 10:00-20:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/1105225193151311/
+ How to Make Sushi – Cooking Class for kids 10:00-11:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/961683430957342/
++ Blackrock Market 11:00-17:30 Main Street, Blackrock, Co. Dublin www.facebook.com/BlackrockMarket/
+ Zumba Pride 11:00-12:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/263408011597602/
+ Unicorn Sparkles for kids 11:00-11:30 Online www.facebook.com/events/309678896869155/
+ Sundays@Noon – Concert with Redmond O’Toole- 8-string guitar 12:00-13:00 Online www.hughlane.ie/past-sunday-concerts/2936-sundaysnoon-playing-to-the-gallery-4
+ FÉILE – Comhaltas in Britain – Virtual Weekend Sun 28 June 12:00 -20:00 www.facebook.com/events/561737931404811/
+ How To Increase Human Energy by Harnessing the Sun’s Energy – Talk 13:00-14:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/2638085476439743/



++ Dublin Virtual Pride Parade 14:00 www.facebook.com/events/2476811929113609/
+ Paddy Sherlock – Daily Mini-Gig 15:00 Online www.facebook.com/paddysherlockmusic/
+ Stop Bolsonaro – Protest against the Brazilian President 15:00-18:00 Garden of Remembrance, Dublin 1 www.facebook.com/events/889289711549741/
+ Will Merriman – The Harvest Ministers – Live Gig 18:30-20:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/577623886286788/
+ Dublin Pride Concert 19:00-21:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/287840615933536/
+ Gardiner Street Gospel Choir Mass – Pride Celebration 19:30-20:30 Online www.facebook.com/TheGSGC/
+ The Crooked Jacks live on Irishgigs 19:30-20:30 Online www.facebook.com/events/305956367108826/
+ Nobel laureate William C. Campbell ‘In Conversation’ 20:00-21:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/710935579740842/
+ Does Ireland need the National 1798 Rebellion Centre? – Discussion 20:00-21:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/903800456785928/
+ Shindig live on Irishgigs 21:00-23:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/362155034747667/
+ Tuatha Deas Virtual Smoky Mt Pub Crawl 00:00-01:00 www.facebook.com/events/565764840796386/


Next Week

+ Zumba with Thomas Creighton Mon 29 Jun 19:00-20:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/225717865427859/
+ Matthias Nelles live on Irishgigs Mon 29 June 20:00-22:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/286658995714244/

+ The Restless Giants – Volcanoes – Nature Live Online – Talk Tue 30 June 12:00-13:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/818038782054851/
+ Unlocking the Archives 1 – After the big Archive Fire in 1922 Tue 30 June 13:00-14:15 Online www.tcd.ie/trinitylongroomhub/whats-on/details/event.php?eventid=145094529
+ Science lesson: Make fossils (for kids) Tue 30 June 13:30-14:30 Online www.facebook.com/events/270928044156958/
+ Let’s Dismantle Racism – Conference Tue 30 June 14:00-16:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/973705693067886/ (Registration required)
+ Why Employees Might Be Your Best Defence Against Today’s Cyber Threats – UCD Discovery Zoom for Thought Tue 30 Jun 16:00-16:45 Online www.ucd.ie/discovery/zoomforthought/whyemployeesmightbeyourbestdefenceagainsttodayscyberthreats.html
+ Unlocking the Archives Part 2: Next Generation Access – After the big Archives Fire in 1922  Tue 30 June 19:30-21:00 Online www.tcd.ie/trinitylongroomhub/whats-on/details/event.php?eventid=145094637
+ The Murder Capital – Gig Tue 30 June 20:00 Online www.facebook.com/OtherVoices/posts/10158298689520428
+ Ruby Sessions at Home Tue 30 Jun 20:30-23:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/2411359412411716/

+  Understand consumer demand with Google Trends – Google Webinar Wed 01 July 11:00-12:00 learndigital.withgoogle.com/digitalgarage-ie/f2f
+ Peter O Tooles Magical 10 Tune 10 Instrument Show 20:00-20:45 Wed 01 July Online www.facebook.com/events/607091019908125/
+ The unsolved murders on Shrove Tuesday 1920 – History Lecture Wed 01 July 20:00-21:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/258987298745125/

+ Magnificent Moths – Q&A with the Derbyshire Wildlife Trust (for all ages!) Thu 02 July 14:00-15:00 www.facebook.com/events/708733059926703/
+ Kodaline – Live Gig Thu 02 July 20:00 Online www.facebook.com/OtherVoices/posts/10158298696500428

+ Friday Night with Mikey Smyth – Online Gig for a charity Fri 03 July 20:00-21:30 www.facebook.com/mikey.smyth.37
+ Elle Marie O’Dwyer – Live Gig Fri 03 July 21:00-22:30 Online www.facebook.com/events/890072078138763/



What can I do while waiting to go back to work?

This might be one of the last week’s with this additional section in the Dublin Event Guide (unless you tell me I should keep it ;-)

1) Virtual Tour of the week
This week’s virtual tour is very different than the others. It is a tour of the exhibits in the British Museum in London and it is not a tour of the museum, but an tour of the exhibits.
Check it out an you will see wha tI mean: britishmuseum.withgoogle.com/


2) Lockdown Film
“Parting Us – A Film About Life In Lockdown In Ireland” by Filmmakers  Albert Hooi & TJ O’Grady Peyton has been released on Friday. It is a documentary, a collage of the last few months and you can watch it here gturl.eu/PartingUs


3) Severe Traffic Restrictions in Dublin and Phoenix Park
You would think that Dublin City has made HUGE steps towards fixing the biggest traffic problems in Dublin over the last three months, but this hope couldn’t be further from the truth, because as we all know, nothing was done over the last three months.
However, this doesn’t seem to stop Dublin City or the OPW to enact new severe traffic restrictions.

Dublin City has announced that on nearly all streets in Dublin, even on some of the main traffic arteries the speed limit will be reduced from 50 km/h to 30 km/h. They used Covid-19 as the – nonsensical – excuse for that move, despite the fact that the Covid restrictions will REDUCE the capacity of public transport.

And on Friday, the OPW has informed us (www.rte.ie/news/dublin/2020/0626/1149876-phoenix-park-cars/) that the six Phoenix Park Gates that had been shut during the Covid period will remain shut and that furthermore they will restrict the through-traffic on Chesterfield Avenue in the future. The parking spaces left and right of Chesterfield Avenue, which were hugely important for all less-fit park users and for all Zoo visitors have already been replaced with (another) cycling lane an there is still no regular shuttle bus service in Phoenix Park.

Now, don’t get me wrong, I am very much in favour of the reduction of individual car traffic, but it is outright stupid to attempt to push all individual traffic out of the city and do NOTHING to provide alternatives! The public transport system in Dublin continues to be shockingly poor and nothing is done about it! And (something I am very passionate about) Personal Electric Vehicles (PEVs), like e-scooters and Electric Unicycles and e-Skateboards, are still totally illegal. Not good enough!


4) Museums in Dublin are re-opening
The museums in Dublin are re-opening after a long 3 months closure and it will be so great to explore them again. In the brand new “EPIC Zone” in this newsletter you see a comprehensive list. Some museums and venues (for example the Science Gallery, Aras an Uachterain, the Magazin Fort in Phoenix Park, Farmleigh House, Phoenix Park Visitor Centre) have not yet announced when they will re-open and also we don’t know yet when the event programmes will full resume, but I will keep you posted in the next few weeks.


5) Some markets are open again
It is great news that Temple Bar Food Market, Blackrock Market and Bushy Park Market are open again. Yes, there will be some changes, like less traders and more space and one-way systems, but reduced open is better than not open.
The Honest2Goodness Market in Glasnevin and the Red Stables Market in St. Anne’s Park will be back on 04 July.
The SuperNatural Food Market, Marley Park Market and People’s Park Market in Dun Laoghaire and also the Car Boot Markets in Tallaght and Ballymun have not announced yet when they will re-start again, but 04 or 11 July are likely candidates.


6) Online Courses
In July most Udemy courses will cost between EUR 10.99 and 12.99, so this is a perfect chance to get a high quality course now before you are back in your “normal” life again. Access to the courses is forever, so you can buy a few courses now and study them in the coming months. Use this link shor.by/GqCk because if you buy through that link, you help the Dublin Event Guide! ;-)


7) Book Summaries
There are new book summaries on “Read it for me” again this week. They are here readitfor.me/91927 and here readitfor.me/#video and here readitfor.me/coach and finally here readitfor.me/team


8) E-Books and Printed Books
To buy your eBooks (or paper books) I recommend Book Depository because they are usually cheaper than others and they always include delivery for free (and by using this link you help the Dublin Event Guide): www.bookdepository.com/?a_aid=dubevg
Some of you have asked me to continue with the weekly book suggestions, so here is another one.
This week the book is the brand new “The Room Where It Happened: A White House Memoir” by John Bolton. In it the former National Security Advisor of US President Trump describes the chaos in the US government and the incompetence of the current President. Find more information here: www.bookdepository.com/book/9781982148034/?a_aid=dubevg

And this is it for another week! Have a good weekend and new week. Stay sane and safe and smile, laugh and stay in contact with your friends!Take care,



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