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Dublin Event Guide 747: A lot has happened! – From Dublin with Love…Stand with Ukraine!

Dublin Event Guide (for free events)

A lot has happened!

From Dublin with Love…Stand with Ukraine!

Hi all!

Over the last two years there were plenty of Friday nights when I sat at my computer thinking about what I would write in this intro to the “Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events)” and I drew a blank.

I just didn’t know what to write. Yes, there was ONE big topic in everyone’s mind and I had and have strong opinions about what the Irish government told us to do and yes, all these things had to do with free events in Dublin. Either directly or indirectly. But I also know that this is a publication about free events, not anything else.

This week, I have a similar problem. There is a war happening in Europe, something that most of us have never experienced in our whole life. (The Yugoslav Wars from 1991-2001 was more seen by many as an internal civil war, although it wasn’t really.)

Should I mention the fighting and struggle in the Ukraine? After all, it is something many of us are quite concerned about. But it really has nothing to do with free events in Dublin.

Ignoring it doesn’t feel right, but writing about it, also doesn’t.

So let me then just say one thing: If you have an opportunity to support Ukraine through any specific action or through supporting any of the protests that hopefully will take place in the coming days and weeks, please consider it! In the 21st century in Europe, NO war is justifiable!

Donations in March: 
EUR 91

(By the end of the month, this number has to reach or exceed EUR 200 to guarantee the continuation of the Dublin Event Guide.)

If the Dublin Event Guide helps you to find out about free events in Dublin, please help with a donation.

The counter here shows the current donation status. By the end of the month EUR 200 will be subtracted to pay the bills. If more money has been donated, the rest will be carried forward. If donations have stopped below the EUR 200, the missing amount will be carried over.

Last week the great people that helped with a donation were: Louise. Thank you very much! You are appreciated and your donation is as well! Because Tuesday is 01 March, I subtracted the monthly cost for February and in March I need your help to collect EUR 109 so that we reach the 200 by the end of the month. No panic yet, we are just at the beginning of the month, but the sooner the better. ;-)

With the above counter you know at all times where we stand and when donating is needed. Donations keep the Dublin Event Guide alive and all donors will also get some additional bonuses. The first of those bonuses is described above.

Here are some more details about donations:
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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.

+++ Kids go FREE to EPIC this midterm!
Make the most of the midterm break and visit our award-winning museum, where kids go free until Sunday 27 February! Explore our 200 year old vaults, swipe through interactive quizzes, dance to Riverdance and stamp your passport along the way. Whilst you’re here, you can celebrate the birthday of the brave Antarctic explorer Ernest Shackleton! Take part in our adventure-themed activity trail, available to all who visit the museum from 19-27 February. epicchq.com/kids-go-free-this-midterm/

+++ Rebels and Revolutionaries: Museum Tours
Sun 06 March – 11:00 + 13:00 – EPIC, chq, Custom House Quay, Dublin 1 – Adm: Adult EUR 16.50, Child EUR 8 (includes general museum entry)
For International Women’s Day, discover the impact Irish women have had on the world with these specially curated tours of EPIC. In these tours, you will learn how Irish women overcame prejudice, stigma, laws, famine and more to go on to make a positive impact in the world. Hear the tales of trailblazers like Nellie Bly, pioneering investigative journalist; workers’ rights activist “Mother” Mary Jones; Olympic gold medallist Sarah “Fanny” Durack; WWII frontline hero Emma Duffin; ground-breaking scientist Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell and more. epicchq.com/event/rebels-and-revolutionaries-museum-tours/ (Booking required)

+++ International Women’s Day: Irish Emigrant Women’s Influence on the World
Tue 08 March – 10:30 – EPIC, chq, Custom House Quay, Dublin 1 – Adm: EUR 10
oin us at EPIC this “International Women’s Day” to learn how emigration allowed many Irish women access to opportunities that just weren’t available on Irish shores. Discover the fascinating stories of the Irish women who excelled in all areas, such as the arts, science, technology, business and sport. Students will uncover the stories of activist Mary “Mother” Jones, computer scientist Kay McNulty, UN High Commission and Ireland’s first female president Mary Robinson, Britain’s first female commercial pilot Lady Mary Heath, pioneering investigative journalist Nellie Bly, and world record-breaking Olympic gold medallist Sarah Durack.epicchq.com/event/international-womens-day-irish-emigrant-womens-influence-on-the-world/ (Booking required)

Free events in Dublin this weekend…

Saturday 26 February

+ 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
+ Airfield Estate Farmers’ Market 09:00-14:30 Airfield Estate, Overend Ave, Dundrum, Dublin 14 (lower car park) www.airfield.ie/farmers-market-at-airfield-estate
+ Honest2Goodness Market – Food & Farmers’ Market – 09:30-15:00 – 136a Slaney Close, Dublin Industrial Estate, Glasnevin, Dublin 11 www.facebook.com/GlasnevinMarket/
+ Glasnevin Indoor Market 10:00-14:00 Brooks Timber & Building Supplies Ltd, Ballyboggan Rd, Dublin 11 www.facebook.com/Glasnevin-Indoor-Market-107579840635438
+ Online Qigong: Connecting with the Sky – Chester Beatty Museum 11:00 Online chesterbeatty.ie/whats-on/online-qigong-connecting-with-the-sky/
+ 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/
+ Gallery Tour: National Gallery 12:30-13:15 National Gallery, Merrion Square, Dublin 2 www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on/gallery-tour-7

+ Protest against Russian’s attack on Ukraine 13:00 Russian Embassy, 186 Orwell Road, Rathmines, Dublin 14 standwithukraine.live/peace-protests/
+ Themed Tour: Mental Health in Art – National Gallery 13:30-14:15 National Gallery, Merrion Square, Dublin 2 www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on/themed-tour-mental-health-art
+ Protest against Russian’s attack on Ukraine 14:00 O’Connell Street, Dublin 1 according to a Personal Profile Facebook post
+ Ireland, Colonialism and the Unfinished Revolution – Book Launch 14:00 Connolly Books, 43 Essex Street East, Dublin 2 www.eventbrite.ie/e/270908072337 (Booking required)
+ Gallery Tour: National Gallery 14:30-15:15 National Gallery, Merrion Square, Dublin 2 www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on/gallery-tour-8
+ International Folk Session at Hartigan’s 18:00-23:00 Hartigan’s, 100 Leeson Street Lower, Dublin 2 www.facebook.com/events/344422724238377
+ Metal to the Masses – Gigs – Heat 5 with Vendetta Love, Horrenda, Building Prisons, Expedition, Molarbear 19:00 Fibber Magees, 80-81 Parnell St, Dublin 1 www.facebook.com/events/887714771918935/
+ Gypsy Lacey – Gig – Ballsbridge 22:00 Paddy Cullens, 14 Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4 www.facebook.com/PaddyCullensPub
+ The Waxies – Gig – Tallaght 22:00 Molloys Bar and Grill, Main Street, Tallaght, Dublin 24 www.facebook.com/molloys.tallaght

Sunday 27 February

+ parkHIIT Phoenix Park – Resistance Training 10:00-10:30 DASH Container Cafe, Blackhorse Avenue, Dublin 7, D07 V663 Dublin 7 www.eventbrite.ie/e/parkhiit-phoenix-park-tickets-268479658887 (Booking required)
+ Glasnevin Indoor Market 10:00-16:00 Brooks Timber & Building Supplies Ltd, Ballyboggan Rd, Dublin 11 www.facebook.com/Glasnevin-Indoor-Market-107579840635438
+ 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/
+ Sunflowers and Butterflies – Family Workshop (all ages) – National Gallery 11:30-13:30 National Gallery, Merrion Square, Dublin 2 www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on/family-workshop-sunflowers-and-butterflies (tickets required see link)
+ The Grand Social Record Fair 12:00-17:00 Grand Social, 35 Liffey St. Lower, Dublin 1 www.thegrandsocial.ie/events/the-grand-social-record-fair
+ Family Tour – National Gallery 12:30-13:15 National Gallery, Merrion Square, Dublin 2 www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on/family-tour-1
+ Gallery Tour: National Gallery 13:30-14:15 + 14:30-15:15 National Gallery, Merrion Square, Dublin 2 www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on/gallery-tour-9

+ Hugh Lane Gallery Public Tour 14:15 Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1 www.hughlane.ie/lectures/forthcoming-lectures/3430-sunday-public-tour-27-february-2021 (No booking required, but limited numbers)
+ Sunday Sketching: City Perspectives – Family Workshop (Age 6-12) – Hugh Lane Gallery 15:00-16:00 Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1 www.hughlane.ie/lectures/forthcoming-lectures/3400-sunday-city
+ Acoustic Revolution – Gig – Ballsbridge 18:30 Paddy Cullens, 14 Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4 www.facebook.com/PaddyCullensPub
+ The Comedy Crunch is back! – Comedy with Karl Spain and others 21:00-22:45 Stag’s Head, 1 Dame Court, Dublin 2 www.facebook.com/events/1200251420782050

And the free events for next week….

Monday 28 February

+ Memories of home: The Belfast films of Mark Cousins and Kenneth Branagh – Talk – School of Creative Arts Research Forum – Trinity Long Room Hub 10:00-11:00 Online www.tcd.ie/news_events/events/?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D157923666 (Booking required)
+ Small-holder Banana farmers and Climate Impacts – Talk – Fairtrade Fortnight 14:00 Online www.fairtrade.ie/lineup/small-holder-banana-farmers-and-climate-impacts/ (Booking required)
+ Early Modern History Research Seminar: Correspondence and correspondence networks in the Reformation – Talk – Trinity Centre for Early Modern History – Trinity Long Room Hub 16:00-17:00 www.tcd.ie/news_events/events/?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D157778670 (Booking required)
+ From Hero to Artemis: A Lunar Space Adventure – Talk – Irish Astronomical Society 19:30 Online www.facebook.com/events/485010249819318
+ COCO – short film by Lorraine Maher and Axis Ballymun – viewable from 22-28 Feb 20:00 Online axisballymun.ticketsolve.com/shows/1173622014 (Booking required)

Tuesday 01 March

+ EU please Be Fair to Small-holder Farmers and to Forests – Talk – Fairtrade Fortnight 14:00-15:00 Online www.fairtrade.ie/lineup/eu-please-be-fair-to-small-holder-farmers-and-to-forests/ (Booking required)
+ The Civil Wars We Think We Know: Re-thinking the Wars of the Roses – Lecture – Trinity Medieval History Research Centre – Trinity Long Room Hub 19:00-20:30 Neil Theatre, Trinity Long Room Hub, College Green, Dublin 2 www.eventbrite.ie/e/262507917247 (Booking required)

Wednesday 02 March

+ Meet a Geologist in person – National Museum – Geological Survey Ireland 10:00-17:00 National Museum, Collins Barrack, Benburb Street, Dublin 7 www.museum.ie/en-IE/Museums/Decorative-Arts-History/Events/022022-(1)/Meet-a-Geologist-in-person-(4)
+ Using Digital Technology to Manage Teams – Webinar – Iconic Offices & Natalia Sanders 11:00-11:40 Online iconicoffices.ie/events/using-digital-technology-to-manage-teams/ (Booking required)
+ The Public Performance of Catholicism in the Irish Free State – Lecture – Contemporary Irish History – Trinity Long Room Hub 16:00-17:00 Online www.tcd.ie/news_events/events/?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D157232845 (Booking required)
+ Public Tour – Chester Beatty Museum 17:30 Chester Beatty Museum, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dame Street, Dublin 2 chesterbeatty.ie/whats-on/free-public-tours/ (Booking required)

Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events)

Thursday 03 March

+ Meet a Geologist in person – National Museum – Geological Survey Ireland 10:00-17:00 National Museum, Collins Barrack, Benburb Street, Dublin 7 www.museum.ie/en-IE/Museums/Decorative-Arts-History/Events/022022-(1)/Meet-a-Geologist-in-person-(5)
+ Fundamentals of Time & Energy Management – Webinar – Iconic Offices & Dominic Soh 11:00-12:00 Online iconicoffices.ie/events/fundamentals-of-time-energy-management/ (Booking required)
+ Zero-Waste Hero Cookery Class for Kids (Age: 09-13) – Fairtrade Fortnight 14:00 Online www.fairtrade.ie/lineup/fairtrade-fortnight-zero-waste-hero-bananas-cookery-class/ (Booking required)
+ Farms & Forests in Honduras vs Ireland – Talk – World Wildlife Day – Fairtrade Fortnight 17:00 Online www.fairtrade.ie/lineup/world-wildlife-day/ (Booking required)
+ The Perennial Importance of Plato – Lecture – Thomistic Institute at Trinity College Dublin 18:30-19:30 Swift Theatre, Arts Block, 32 Nassau Street, TCD, Dublin 2 www.eventbrite.com/e/271356844627

Friday 03 March

+ Meet a Geologist in person – National Museum – Geological Survey Ireland 10:00-17:00 National Museum, Collins Barrack, Benburb Street, Dublin 7 www.museum.ie/en-IE/Museums/Decorative-Arts-History/Events/022022-(1)/Meet-a-Geologist-in-person-(6)
+ Documentary-making as a vehicle for storytelling – Talk – Hugh Lane Gallery Culture Club & Dublin City Culture Company 10:30 Online cultureclubdublin.ticketsolve.com/ticketbooth/shows/873630930 (Booking required)
+ Celebrating the Proletariat: May Day Strikes and Syntheses of Solidarity during the 1920s and 1930s in East Asia – Lecture – TCD 12:00-13:00 Online www.tcd.ie/news_events/events/?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D157278168 (Booking required)
+ Women in Coffee – Coffee Farmer from Honduras & Commercial Director of Bewley’s – Talk – Fairtrade Fortnight 15:00 Online www.fairtrade.ie/lineup/women-in-coffee/ (Booking required)

And there is more…

+++ Festival of Fun – The Square Tallaght
The Square Tallaght is running free daily kids events & activities for the school’s mid-term break. There will be Circus, Puppet, Magic shows, Arts & Crafts, Balloon Modeller and more. The Festival of Fun will take place daily from 11:00-16:30 from Wed 23 Feb until Sunday 27 Feb. Come to Level 2 at The Square, Tallaght. Admission is free and no booking required. www.thesquare.ie/ourevents

++ Seachtain na Gaeilge – Irish Language Week
Seachtain na Gaeilge is an international Irish language festival. Events are organized by voluntary and community groups, local councils, schools, libraries and music, sports, arts and cultural organizations in their area. It will run from Tue 01 – Thu 17 March and all details can be found at snag.ie/

+++ Low Priced Books with free delivery
Book Depository is the place where you can buy low priced books, usually for better prices than on Amazon and Book Depository always delivers for free. And by buying books from Book Depository you will also help the Dublin Event Guide for no additional cost to you. Use this link: shor.by/BookDepository

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! :-)

+++ The Treaty 1921: Records from the Archives – Exhibition
From 07 Dec to 27 March the Coach House in the gardens of Dublin Castle will be the home of a National Archives exhibition about “The Treaty 1921: Records from the Archives”. The Anglo-Irish Treaty of 1921 is the centre piece of the exhibition. Find out more here www.dublincastle.ie/2022_centenary/  Admission is free, but you need to book via www.nationalarchives.ie/2021commemorationprogramme/book-tickets/

+++ National Gallery tickets available here
The National Gallery is usually free anyway, but in current times you will have to book tickets to get access and you have to enter the building on the Merrion Street side. Tickets are available here: www.nationalgallery.ie/visit-us/book-your-ticket The National Gallery also is running events again and because the events have limited number of spaces, they can book out relatively fast, at least before I can write about the events, so check out the events 1-2 weeks in advance here www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on and then book tickets for them.

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

Take care,

–Joerg (dublineventguide@gmail.com)


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