“Limbo” is back and got upgraded! But that won’t stop us! – Your events for the next 7 days in Dublin.
Until some years ago some catholic theologians were teaching the idea of “limbo”, a place between heaven and hell where mainly unbaptised newborns get stuck if they die. A cruel concept for religious parents! And while it seems that it never was official catholic teaching, that didn’t stop some priests of the bad sort to frighten parents with it!
Well, it seems we all live in a sort of Limbo 2.0 at the moment. The announcements from the government and NPHET seem to be intentionally frightening, the opening of society is definitely on hold for another good while and as if they wanted to instill more fear with it, the movement restrictions for complete (smaller!) counties (it won’t hit Dublin is my prediction!!) will be considered at every turn!
So what can we do? There is only one thing: Stay positive! ;-) …and stay healthy! Life could be a LOT worse and while we might lose a year (or even a bit more) I compare it to war generations who lost many years with a MUCH bigger danger around them.
Yes we will have to change things in our lives and maybe the “Zoom” culture – that was super active a few months ago – will have to come back to bridge us over the culture-less time, but I am 100% certain that our lives will not be permanently on hold. It is only a temporary restriction!
And as I keep saying: As long as you want it, I will make sure that you will find out about all the (free) cultural events that are happening. :-)
All this, however is not possible without your support! The Dublin Event Guide is free as long as there is enough support from YOU, the readers. Unfortunately it is not looking good lately. There is a small number of great people who do help. But last week this very small number was just TWO!!!!! :-O You can imagine that that is not enough to pay for the bills of the Dublin Event Guide. :-(
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And here are lots of free events extra for you:
+ Honest2Goodness Market – Food Market – 09:30-15:00 – 136a Slaney Close, Dublin Industrial Estate, Glasnevin, Dublin 11 www.facebook.com/GlasnevinMarket/
+ Bushy Park Market 10:00-16:00 Bushy Park, Terenure, Dublin 6W www.facebook.com/bushyparkmarket
+ Marlay Park Market 10:00-16:00 Marlay Park, Grange Road, Rathfarnham, Dublin 14 www.dlrcoco.ie/en/markets/marlay-park-coco-market
+ Big Bang Dance Project 2020 11:00-12:30 Richmond Barracks, off Bulfin Road, Inchicore, Dublin 8 www.facebook.com/events/686571932069670 (Booking required)
+ Ukulele Licence – Play Along – Rock Jam School 11:00-11:30 Online rockjam.ie
+ 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/
+ Italian Vegan Cooking Class (Wholemeal fusilli with Cauliflower cream) 12:00-13:30 Online www.facebook.com/events/749566009200109/ (Booking required)
+ Constellation Crafting – Science Gallery Messin’ Session 12:00-13:00 www.eventbrite.ie/e/117252478319
+ Lemon Drizzle Tray Bake – Workshop 14:00-15:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/774826326654668/
++ A Night In With Brian Kennedy – Live Gig 20:00-21:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/2694879860790018/
+ Totally Wired – Comedy & Music 20:00-22:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/2736652076610263/
+ The Finns – Live on Irishgigs 20:00-22:30 Online www.facebook.com/events/1279489675776553/
+ All Request Party for the UK Bank Holiday – DJ Lionel Vinyl 20:00-23:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/950118148817576/
+ Follow The Light – Virtual Music Festival 22:00-23:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/2649727112007872/
+ Dun Laoghaire People’s Park Market 10:00-17:30 People’s Park, Park Road, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin www.dlrcoco.ie/en/markets/d%C3%BAn-laoghaire-coco-market
+ The Cottage Market, St. Anne’s Park 10:00-17:00 Red Stables, St. Anne’s Park, Raheny, Dublin 5 www.facebook.com/cottagemarketredstables
+ Walking Meditation in Phoenix Park 10:30-11:30 Phoenix Park Main Gate, Parkgate Street, Dublin 8 www.facebook.com/events/314819803265917/ (It seems that this event is free.)
+ Marlay Park Market 11:00-16:00 Marlay Park, Grange Road, Rathfarnham, Dublin 14 www.dlrcoco.ie/en/markets/marlay-park-coco-market
+ Blackrock Market 11:00-17:30 Main Street, Blackrock, Co. Dublin www.facebook.com/BlackrockMarket/
+ Quidditch Open Practice 13:00-16:00 Fairview Park, Fairview, Dublin 3 www.facebook.com/events/304421407311692/
+ Stretch & Conditioning (4 week course) 14:00-15:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/666179797315326/
+ Hellelil and Hildebrand, the Meeting on the Turret Stairs – Viewing 14:00-15:00 National Gallery, Merrion Square, Dublin 2 www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on/hellelil-and-hildebrand-meeting-turret-stairs-1
+ Gardiner Street Gospel Choir Online Mass 19:30-20:30 Online www.facebook.com/events/618767912076311/
+ Ben Quinlan – Singer/Songwriter – Gig 20:00-20:30 Online www.facebook.com/events/333035101168804/
+ Dave O’Neill live on Irishgigs 21:00-23:30 Online www.facebook.com/events/998985513948419/
1) Culture Night
Culture night is coming closer Friday 18 September is the day and you should start looking into it now already!
Culture Night is one of my favourite yearly events. In previous years on Culture Night, which is this year on Friday 18 September, lots of cultural venues were open from 17:00-22:00 or 23:00 and the City Centre was buzzing with people and events. There were concert, talks, exhibitions and open doors and all was completely free.
For this year, there is good news and bad news!
The good news is that Culture Night will happen and there will be even a few real life events. But the bad news is that most real life events are already booked out due to the low numbers that will be admitted. There will be a good few online events, but as you maybe can imagine or have experienced in previous years, Culture Night always lived and thrived from the buzz, the bustling city, the busy events, even the long queues at some venues. And all this we will miss this year.
The events are all listed on culturenight.ie/ and because you MIGHT still find a real life event that is not booked out and to see what is happening online, I suggest you have a look already now!
2) Dublin Festival of History – Global and Free
The Dublin Festival of History is taking place this year from Fri 11 Sept until Sun 04 Oct and this year the festival will be fully online. That is not great for obvious reasons, but it does have some significant advantages: It means the festival will be truly global because everyone all over the world can be part of it and since all events are free anyway, it is much easier for all of us to enjoy the festival as well if all we need is a computer or mobile phone.
In addition to the online talks, there will be a number of walking tours of historical places, like St. Anne’s Park, Raheny, Croke Park, and Richmond Barracks, Inchicore.
Some of the highlighted talks that were picked by the organisers are
+ The Road to Black Lives Matter: The Construct of Race, from Juneteenth to George Floyd
+ Twilight of Democracy: The Failure of Politics and the Parting of Friends
+ Dead Famous: An Unexpected History of Celebrity from Bronze Age to Silver Screen
+ Stacking the coffins: Influenza, war and revolution in Ireland, 1918–19
Check out www.dublinfestivalofhistory.ie/ where the full programme will be posted. Many events are already there, but maybe more will be added. Important note: While all events are free, some need booking, so it is advised that you will check the list of events soon and book the ones that you want to be part of (if they need booking!).
3) Online Courses – Special Offer
During the Covid lockdown, enrollments in Udemy courses increased by 425%! Wow! What did you learn during that time? In September most Udemy courses will cost between EUR 10.99 and 12.99 again. At some point in August the courses were even reduced to 9.99, but these things happen sometimes without advance warning. I checked though and in September and October there are no 9.99 discounts planned, so you better get the courses when you see form for between 10.99 and 12.99. Please use this link shor.by/GqCk because if you buy through that link, you help the Dublin Event Guide! ;-)
A free Book summary per week can be found here: readitfor.me/91927 Readitforme provides a number of weekly free book summaries and they also have a special offer at the moment still that will expire soon: For $99 you will get Lifetime access to ALL book summaries! This is a great price if you consider that their normal monthly charge is EUR 10, so in just 10 month you would have spent more than with the lifetime access.
To buy physical books and e-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). Please don’t use any other links than the one below!! (Book Depository changed all their links and with the old one you don’t help the Dublin Event Guide.) With this link you do help the Dublin Event Guide when you purchase a book and it doesn’t cost you a cent: shor.by/BookDepository
5) NO bank holiday this Monday!
Because there will be a Bank Holiday this Monday in the UK, some people got totally confused. IKEA even sent a promotional e-mail to their Irish customers saying that their Sales will end on “Bank Holiday Monday”. Dohhh! Guess where the writer of this e-mail probably has their office? :-D
So NO bank holiday this weekend! The next bank holiday in Ireland will be on 26 October.
And this is it for another week! Have a good weekend and new week.
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