Dublin Event Guide 709: Big News on Friday and (nearly) all good – UCD Festival + Lots of Food Markets

May 29th, 2021

Dublin Event Guide (for free events)

Big News on Friday and (nearly) all good

UCD Festival + Lots of Food Markets

Hi all!

There were BIG announcements on Friday! A new plan for going forward has been generated by the government and it has a lot of positive news in it. Let’s hope that it gets improved even further and that it is valid longer than any of the previous plans.

If you haven’t read it elsewhere, here are the main points:

  • 02 June: Hotels, B&Bs will reopen.
  • 07 June: Outdoor service in restaurants and pubs / Outdoor events up to 100 people / cinemas and theatres will reopen / weddings up to 25 people / outdoor sports matches will be back / gyms, swimming pools, leisure centres will reopen for individual training / drive-in cinema and drive-in bingo can take place
  • 05 July: Indoor service in restaurants and pubs / up to 50 indoor attendees in most venues / up to 200 outdoor attendees in most venues (up to 500 in stadiums) / weddings up to 50 people / indoor training, exercise and dance activities can recommence in pods of up to six
  • 19 July: Non-essential international travel is allowed again (hopefully the outrageously priced tests at Dublin Airport will also soon go or at least get cheaper)

In all this, you don’t see “live music” mentioned anywhere and regrettably, live music is not permitted when pubs open .. or at weddings. Let’s hope that that changes soon as well!! Our bands and solo performers need help!

Let’s hope that nothing (not even NPHET) will interfere with the positive changes!

Speaking of “needing help” ….. if you can help the Dublin Event Guide I will eternally be grateful to you!

The month is over on Tuesday and this month was not a good one with regards to donations. :-O

So let me present my Tip Jar to you here on the left hand side ;-) and ask you to put something in it! Please!
(If you can’t see the Tip Jar then your are seeing this on Facebook and should quickly subscribe on www.dublineventguide.com so that you don’t miss out in future.)

The Dublin Event Guide is a free service that I run since 2007. I don’t make any money from it, but I need your help to pay the bills (approx 200 Euro per months).

Any amount in the Tip Jar will help! But if you are looking for a recommendation, then I suggest a donation of 12 Euro per year. That’s just one Euro per month and you get FOUR Dublin Event Guides for that. Where else can you get so much value for so little money? And if your funds are limited, but you still want to help, you can buy a virtually coffee for me. I won’t drink the coffee, but will use the money for the Dublin Event Guide.

For donations, use the Dublin Event Guide Donation Page here. It is really easy to use and uses Stripe’s trustworthy payment processing. In case it doesn’t work for you, the “old” links are still below for another little while. And maybe you can even sign up for a yearly subscription on the page above!? Yearly subscriptions will give some important financial stability and reliability to the Dublin Event Guide and are really appreciated! (Look for the RED subscription buttons at the bottom of the Donation Page.)

You can also donate here via www.paypal.me/DublinEventGuide or for Revolut users among you, just use @joergbrb

And you can even buy one or two or even three virtual coffees (or Hot Chocolates!) for the Dublin Event Guide on the “Buy Me a Coffee” page here www.buymeacoffee.com/DublinEventG

Finally, there is also another way to help and it is even free: If you come to www.DublinEventGuide.com and check out some of the ads and click on the ones that you find interesting, that also helps with a few cent! ?

Thank you!!

The EPIC Zone


“EPIC – The Irish Emigration Museum” (www.epicchq.com) are currently sponsoring 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.

+++ EPIC Museum is open!
Did you know that there are more people of Irish descent living abroad than in Ireland? 10 million journeys made to all corners of the world. See the world through their letters home, learn through the art and literature that they created, find out how they shaped history through science, sport and technology, and discover the unique traditions that they brought with them. Find us in The chq Building in the Dublin Docklands, where we are now open 10:00-17:00 (last entry), seven days a week. We look forward to seeing you soon! epicchq.com/

+++ Get a free gift at EPIC Museum Gift Shop in the month of May
Love shopping local? Celebrate EPIC’s Birthday with a free, surprise Irish-made gift with every purchase for the month of May! Treat yourself or a friend to a beautifully-illustrated book or print, a quirky mug, hand-crafted jewellery and much more. shop.epicchq.com/

+++ EPIC Explorers: World Explorers
Fri 04 + 11 June – 10:00-11:30 – Online – Adm: EUR 35 per class
Have you ever dreamt of travelling the world? Get out of your classroom and into the wild with explorer and investigative journalist Nellie Bly on this virtual school tour with a difference. Interrogate the past to discover far away destinations such as the Caribbean and Australia and complete everything from trivia to arts and crafts tasks to fill out your journalist reports, while learning lots of fascinating facts from Irish and world history. The workshop for a whole class of up to 30 students is just EUR 35, but you don’t need to find 29 other kids: Special rates are available for home school students, contact EPIC for details. Booking required. epicchq.com/event/epic-explorers-world-explorers-epic-museum/

+++ Tiny Tots Space Explorers
03 June – 10:00-11:00 – Online – Adm: EUR 35.00 per class (max. 30 students) Thinking about your next virtual workshop? Climb aboard your rocket and leave the world behind in this exciting galactic adventure on 03 June! Lift-off, star gaze, map out a new planet, and try out a spacewalk – all from the comfort of your classroom. Special rates are available for home school students, contact EPIC for details. Booking required. epicchq.com/event/tiny-tots-space-explorers-epic-museum/

Free events in Dublin this weekend…

Saturday 29 May

If you know about Markets being back (any, but in particular Marlay Park and People’s Park), please let me know. DLRcoco is currently bad at letting people know.

+ The Messenger – Play about Dublin North Strand Bombing in 1941 – Axis Ballymun -All Day- Online axisballymun.ticketsolve.com/shows/1173610385 (Booking required – Donations appreciated)
++ UCD Festival @ Home – Over 100 events will take place from Thu-Sat (27-29 May). Find all details on festival.ucd.ie

+ Supernatural Food Market – Food & Farmer’s Market 09:00-15:00 St Andrew’s Resource Centre, 114-116 Pearse St., Dublin 2 www.facebook.com/thesupernaturalfoodmarket
+ Honest2Goodness Market – Food & Farmers’ Market – 09:30-15:00 – 136a Slaney Close, Dublin Industrial Estate, Glasnevin, Dublin 11 www.facebook.com/GlasnevinMarket/
+ Bushy Park Market – Food & Farmers’ Market 10:00-16:00 Bushy Park, Terenure, Dublin 6W www.facebook.com/bushyparkmarket
+ Red Stables Market – Food & Farmers’ Market 10:00-16:00 Red Stables, St. Anne’s Park, Raheny, Dublin 5 www.facebook.com/RedStablesMarket

+ Science Show: The Space Race – Family Workshop – Theatre of Science (UK) 10:00-10:45 Online www.facebook.com/events/2946373425602179
+ 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/
+ Life of Plastics – Interactive journey – Part of UCD Festival 12:00-13:30 www.facebook.com/events/791910731720268
+ St Anne’s Coffee & Chat – Organised by “Solo Female Adventures Dublin” 13:00-14:30 St. Anne’s Park, Raheny, Dublin 5 (Meeting Point at Olive’s Cafe) www.facebook.com/events/555329005459614

+ Yoga for Love – Live Webinar with Isha Yoga 16:00-17:00 Online www.ishayoga.eu/index.php/live-webinars/
+ Napoleon’s Irish Legion (1803-1814) – History Talk – Trasna na Tire 19:00-21:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/473834950503154/
+ Karaoke Party – 70s & 80s 19:00-21:00 Online h
+ Saturday Night Takeaway – Interactive Bingo 19:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/324024175772147
+ Jack Lukeman Live – Friends & Duets – Gig 20:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/302387984818680
+ Learn about Kinsale Mead – Virtual Event 20:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/235560044569508
+ Introduction to SKY Breath Meditation Workshop – Art of Living Foundation 21:00-22:00 Online www.eventbrite.com/e/58096834195 (Booking required)

Sunday 30 May

+ The Messenger – Play about Dublin North Strand Bombing in 1941 – Axis Ballymun -All Day- Online axisballymun.ticketsolve.com/shows/1173610385 (Booking required – Donations appreciated)
+ Glasnevin Indoor Market/Food Fair 09:00-17:00 Brooks Timber & Building Supplies Ltd, Ballyboggan Rd, Dublin 11 www.facebook.com/events/510219673348197
+ Science Show: The Space Race – Family Workshop – Theatre of Science (UK) 10:00-10:45 Online www.facebook.com/events/299810541873770
+ The RTE National Symphony Orchestra In Concert: Operatic and Neapolitan (Rossini, Verdi, Puccini) – Concert – National Concert Hall 10:00 Online orchestras.rte.ie/events/3519/the-national-symphony-orchestra-in-concertoperatic-and-neapolitan-favourites/?ticketID=1622368800
+ Herbert Park Market – Food & Farmers’ Market 11:00-16:00 Herbert Park, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4 www.facebook.com/Herbert-Park-Market-405930226496273
+ Blackrock Market 11:00-17:30 Main Street, Blackrock, Co. Dublin www.facebook.com/BlackrockMarket/

+ Online Gospel Mass with Gardiner Street Gospel Choir 19:30-20:30 Online www.facebook.com/events/382813349703330/
+ Valeria Luiselli (Dublin Literary Award Winner) in Conversation with Colm Tóibín – Talk – 20:00 www.dublincityofliterature.ie/events/valeria-luiselli-in-conversation-with-colm-toibin/ (Booking required)

What’s on and free next week….

Monday 31 May

+ The Messenger – Play about Dublin North Strand Bombing in 1941 – Axis Ballymun -All Day- Online axisballymun.ticketsolve.com/shows/1173610385 (Booking required – Donations appreciated)

Tuesday 01 June

Dublin Pride 2021: Today is the first day of Dublin Pride Month (01-28 June). At the time of writing this, the schedule of events wasn’t ready yet. You should be able to find it now at dublinpride.ie/pride-guide/ (There will be NO Pride Parade this year.)

+ Managing Negative Emotions to Boost Your Productivity – Webinar – Iconic Office + Jayson Moran 12:30-13:10 Online iconicoffices.ie/events/managing-negative-emotions-to-boost-your-productivity/ (Booking required)
+ Nature Live: Pterosaurs – Talk – Natural History Museum, London 13:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/291653049173656
+ Yoga for Mental Health – Live Webinar with Isha Yoga 18:00-19:00 Online www.ishayoga.eu/index.php/live-webinars/

Wednesday 02 June

+ Natura Morta by Karl Schmidt-Rottluff – Art Talk – Hugh Lane Gallery 11:00 Online www.hughlane.ie/lectures/forthcoming-lectures/3173-coffee-conversation-natura-morta
+ Potted Histories II: Strawberry Fields Forever – Flowers and their meanings in art – In-Focus Audio Tour 11:00 Online chesterbeatty.ie/whats-on/potted-histories-strawberry-fields-forever/
+ Bally-far-out: the move to suburbs remembered through story and song – Teatime Talks – History Talk – 14 Henrietta Street 19:00 Online 14henriettastreet.ticketsolve.com/shows/873624490 (Booking required)
+ Ireland’s Generation X? – Conversation between Professor Barry McCrea and writer and actor Mark O’Halloran – Museum of Literature Ireland 19:00 Online moli.ie/whats-on/events/ (Booking required)
+ Ballymacandy: The Story of a Kerry Ambush – History Talk 20:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/1079264432577304

Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events)

Thursday 03 June

+ Negotiation Strategy – Webinar – Iconic Offices + Sonya Barlow 11:00-11:40 Online iconicoffices.ie/events/negotiation-strategy/ (Booking required)
+ Yeats and Fairytales – Online Culture Club – National Library of Ireland 11:00 Online cultureclubdublin.ticketsolve.com/shows/873624725 (Booking required)
+ From Turmoil to Truce: Photographs of the War of Independence – Online Tour – National Library 11:00 nli.ticketsolve.com/shows/1173606169 (Booking required)
+ Merrion Square Market – Food & Farmers’ Market 11:30-14:30 Merrion Square, Dublin 2 www.facebook.com/MerrionSquareMarket
+ 14 Henrietta Street – Making a Museum – Online Culture Club – 14 Henrietta Street 17:30 Online cultureclubdublin.ticketsolve.com/shows/873620391 (Booking required)
+ Story Time with Victora Secret – Children Storytime – Axis Ballymun 19:00 Online axisballymun.ticketsolve.com/shows/1173611148/events/428367010 (Booking required)

Friday 04 June

+ First Fridays for Startups – Talks & Mentorship – Dog Patch Labs 09:00-15:30 Online dogpatchlabs.com/first-fridays-for-startups/jun-04-2021/ (Booking required for EACH event: Click on FIND OUT MORE)
+ Hugh Lane Culture Club: Sculptures in the Hugh Lane Gallery – Talk/Tour – Hugh Lane Gallery 10:30 Online cultureclubdublin.ticketsolve.com/shows/873624627 (Booking required)

And there is more…

+++ CRUINNIU NA NOG for kids and teenagers
On 12 June another edition of Cruinniú na nÓg will take place. It is a day of “free creativity for children and young people” – as the tag line says – and targets everybody under the age of 18. There will be lots of free events and you can already find them on cruinniu.creativeireland.gov.ie/ The reason why I mention it already is because the Gardiner Street Gospel Choir, with which I am involved, is inviting to a Virtual Choir event. The participant (Age: 10-17) will learn a song and afterwards video themselves singing the song. All entries will then be combined to form a Virtual Choir. The song is called “Best Day of my Life” and is a great high-energy song that is a lot of fun to learn. If you have or know kids/teenagers who might be interested, they can find out all details on gsgc.info (Registration is required). Participation is free.
The self-recordings have to be submitted on 01 June so that the Virtual Choir can be created before the launch on 12 June, but is still not too late to take part.

++ Pilot events announced by the government
In the coming months, there will be a number of “test entertainment events” that will be organised by the Department of Arts, Tourism, Culture and Arts. It is not clear yet if there will be special access restrictions or if people attending will be in any way tracked after attending, but I am sure we will find out more soon. All these events will exceed the max number of attendees allowed at that time. There are seven events in Dublin and also events in Cork, Limerick, Kildare and Killarney. The events in Dublin are:
Thu 10 June: Outdoor music event curated by NCH in Iveagh Gardens (500 ppl)
Fri 11 June: Leinster v Dragons Rugby in RDS (1200 ppl)
Fri 11 June: Shamrock Rovers v Finn Harps football in Tallaght Stadium (1000 ppl)
Sun 20 June: Camogie National League Finals in Croke Park (3000 ppl)
Fri 25 June: Shamrock Rovers v Drogheda football in Tallaght Stadium (1000 ppl)
Sat 26 June: Athletics Ireland National Championships in Morton Stadium, Santry (400 ppl)
Sat 26 June: Outdoor music festival in Phoenix Park (3500 ppl seated)

+++ Free admission to ALL Irish Heritage Sites managed by OPW
The OPW (Office of Public Works) manages most Irish Heritage sites, including Dublin Castle, Kilmainham Gaol, Rathfarnham Castle, Kilkenny Castle, Brú Na Bóinne/Newgrange Visitor Centre and many others. To hel with the recovery and getting back to normality, the Minister of State with responsibility for the OPW, Patrick O’ Donovan has announced on Friday that admission to all sites will be free until the end of the year.
In normal times this would be super news and I would celebrate it. But at the moment we still are in different times. Some sites are closed (e.g. Kilmainham Gaol), other sites have limited visitor numbers and guided tours are also still cancelled. So the celebration is a little dampened, BUT, there is a real possibility that all sites will open before the end of year AND that guided tours will re-start again and once that happens, then this free access until the end of the year is great news. Find all details on heritageireland.ie/

Is there ever a wrong time for learning a new skill or enhancing what you are already interested in? Maybe it is a language or an instrument or some technical skills? Or NLP or some Business related “soft skills”? Check out Udemy via the link below, they have thousands of courses and there is good chance that what you are looking for is available. Nearly all the courses are REALLY affordable!
The lowest cost for courses this month will be around 12.99. Check out the website at shor.by/GqCk And if you buy through that link, you also help the Dublin Event Guide! :-)

For physical books and e-books I recommend Book Depository because they are usually cheaper than others and they always include free delivery in their price AND by buying books from Book Depository you will definitely help the Dublin Event Guide and it doesn’t cost you a cent. Buy your books here shor.by/BookDepository

And this is it for another week! Have a good weekend and new week.

Take care,

–Joerg (dublineventguide@gmail.com)


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