Dublin Event Guide 758: Festivals! – Culture Date with Dublin 8, Bike Week, Biodiversity Week, Phizzfest

May 14th, 2022

Dublin Event Guide (for free events)

Festivals!

Culture Date with Dublin 8, Bike Week, Biodiversity Week, Phizzfest

Hi all!

This weekend I am away for the first time since December 2019. It took 2.5 years since I last saw my parents and at their age, this is very precious time, so I hope it is ok with you that the Dublin Event Guide will be a little slimmer today.

Not that I would leave you stranded, I wouldn’t do that! ;-) But some events, like the Bikeweek that is taking place this coming week, will only be mentioned as a summary event and you will have to look up the individual events and a few of the events during the week didn’t make it in.

By the way, the biggest impediment to providing you with an even better Dublin Event Guide is still the fact that Facebook completely messed up their event listings since the last layout change. I would LOVE to talk to someone in Facebook about that, but as you probably know, Facebook doesn’t talk to us unwashed people. :-(

Before the layout change, the Facebook event listings were fully searchable and consequently they were used a lot by event organisers of all sorts. Since the layout change (and that was quite a long time ago) you can’t search for events in Dublin anymore, but you have to specify in what category you are searching and there are MANY categories. And if there is no good search, then events are not easily found and event organisers will give up on posting their events.

I really don’t get how Facebook thinks they will maintain their market share and their active users long term. Sure in the short term people will still be around, but there will be competitors and unless they buy them all, they will undoubtedly take users away. And if you think that will never happen, then remember Bebo (if you are old enough!!! ;-) ).

Next week the Dublin Event Guide will be back to normal operation! Not thanks to Facebook :-), but I will be back … and I found some tricks to still find a good few events on Facebook! :-D

Donations in May: 
EUR 218

(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 there were no donations. Not a big problem, because as the donation counter tells you, you donated currently enough to pay for the next bill. But with NO donations and VERY little engagement on the Facebook post, providing this weekly service, sometimes feels quite lonely and the question “Is anybody out there?” easily comes to mind. :-O

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:
Any amount is appreciated, 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! If your funds are limited, but you still want to help, you can buy a virtual coffee for just EUR 3. All donations will be used in full for the Dublin Event Guide.

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Thank you!!

The EPIC Zone

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“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.

+++ Explorers Club: Pirates
Sat 21 May – 13:00-15:00 – EPIC, chq Building, Customs House Quay, Dublin 1 – Adm: EUR 15 per child (Age 6-12) Do you have a mini-explorer at home? Join us for our monthly EPIC Explorers Club for ages 6 – 12, where we bring history to life through fun interactive crafts and games. This month we immerse ourselves in historical tales all about Irish pirates. Hear about how a Wexford man inspired the legend of Zorro, discover the Irish pirate that appears in the Pirates of the Caribbean films, and learn why Cromwell used pirates as a reason to invade Ireland. Then go on a treasure hunt, and make your very own pirate hats to take home! All materials provided. Check in is at the EPIC ticket desk, parents can drop off and pick children up from this point. epicchq.com/event/explorers-club-pirates/

+++ Pirate Pop-up – Family Activity Day
Sat 21 May 10:00-17:00 – EPIC, chq Building, Customs House Quay, Dublin 1 – Adm: Included with ticket entry Avast me hearties and visit EPIC for this day of pirate themed hijinks! Don yer best robes and visit our pirate museum pop-up, where you’ll get hands-on with history by discerning some pirate facts from fiction, and designing yer very own pirate myth. Will ye be able to foretell the weather, just like Grace O’Malley, the Irish pirate queen? Or will yer fearsome bloodthirsty plundering be known far and wide, like pirate of the Caribbean Anne Bonny? Finally, design yer own ‘Wanted’ poster and take a picture in our Notorious Irish wall of fame! This pop-up event takes place within our Achieving Infamy gallery from 10:00 to 17:00. Activities are suitable for children 12 years and below. epicchq.com/event/pirate-pop-up-family-activity-day/

Free events in Dublin this weekend…

Saturday 14 May

++ Culture Date with Dublin 8 www.culturedatewithdublin8.ie/may-weekender-saturday14th
++ Phizzfest 2022 – Phibsborough Festival from 13-15 May www.phizzfest.ie/

+ Car Boot Sales Tallaght 06:00-12:00 Tallaght Stadium, Whitestown Way, Tallaght, Dublin 24 www.facebook.com/irishcarboot
+ 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
+ Bushy Park Market – 30 stalls with hot food, artisan produce, crafters and makers 10:00-16:00 Bushy Park, Rathdown Avenue, Terenure, Dublin 6W www.facebook.com/bushyparkmarket
+ Children’s History Workshop: What Was There Before Inchicore? (Age 9-12) – Culture Connects at Richmond Barracks – 11:00 Richmond Barracks, Bulfin Road, Inchicore, Dublin 8 richmondbarracks.ticketsolve.com/shows/1173624382 (Booking required)
+ Get to Know Your Weeds – hands-on exploratory session – Poppintree Park – Biodiversity Week 11:00 Poppintree Park, Balbutcher Ln, Ballymun, Dublin 9 www.eventbrite.ie/e/328976596857 (Booking required)
+ 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/
+ Dublin Docklands Songwriting Workshops – Community Songwriting Project Telling The Story Of Dublin’s Docklands Through Song – on 07/14/21/28 May (come to one or many) 12:30 Liffey Trust Studios, 117-126 Sheriff Street Upper, Dublin 1 www.eventbrite.ie/e/dublin-docklands-songwriting-workshops-tickets-328084789437
+ Gallery Tour: National Gallery 12:30-13:15 National Gallery, Merrion Square, Dublin 2 www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on

+ Urban Bio-Blitz – Family-friendly Citizen Science event – Biodiversity Week 13:00 Poppintree Park, Balbutcher Ln, Ballymun, Dublin 9 biodiversityweek.ie/event/urban-bio-blitz/?instance_id=281
+ Comedy Tour of the National Gallery 13:30-14:15 National Gallery, Merrion Square, Dublin 2 www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on/comedy-tour-gallery
+ Themed Tour: Mindfulness – National Gallery 13:30-14:15 National Gallery, Merrion Square, Dublin 2 www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on/themed-tour-mindfulness
++ Twilight Market – 50 stalls – Culture Date with Dublin 8 14:00-20:00 Digital Hub, 10 Thomas Street, Dublin 8 www.culturedatewithdublin8.ie/we-love-markets
+ Bicycle Kicks – Bike Week and women’s football at Dalymount Park 14:00-18:00 www.transportforireland.ie/getting-around/by-bicycle/bikeweek/dublin-city/
+ Washing Windows Too: Irish Women Write Poetry – Poetry Readings – Bealtaine Event 14:00 dlr LexIcon, Queen’s Road, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin www.eventbrite.ie/e/333689643707 (Booking required)
+ Amnesty Ireland launches ‘Picnics Against Apartheid’ in solidarity with Palestinians – St. Patrick’s Park 14:30-16:30 St. Patrick’s Park, Patrick Street, Dublin 8 www.facebook.com/events/1051413265448628 (Registration required)
+ Public Tour – Chester Beatty Museum 14:00 Chester Beatty Museum, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dame Street, Dublin 2 chesterbeatty.ie/whats-on/free-public-tours/ (Booking required)
+ Gallery Tour: National Gallery 14:30-15:15 National Gallery, Merrion Square, Dublin 2 www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on
+ Writing 1922: Readings from the Collections of the National Library – Bealtaine Festival 15:00 National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2 nli.ticketsolve.com/shows/1173624590 (Booking required)
+ International Folk Session at Hartigan’s 18:00-23:00 Hartigan’s, 100 Leeson Street Lower, Dublin 2 www.facebook.com/InternationalBalladGroup
+ Psychotic Reaction Presents: The Famous Painters (DE) / True Home / Battle Skies / Belli – Gig 18:00-00:00 Fibber Magees, 80-81 Parnell St, Dublin 1 www.facebook.com/events/670248637720025/
+ That Summer Tour – Marc Prouse Gig – Garth Brooks Tribute – Wild Duck Dublin 21:30 Wild Duck, 17 Sycamore Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2 www.facebook.com/wildduckdublin/
+ Still at the Music – Gig 22:30 Tolka House Pub, 9a Glasnevin Hill, Glasnevin, Dublin 9 www.facebook.com/TolkaHousePubOfficial
+ Vendetta Love – Gig – Whelan’s 23:30 Whelan’s, 25 Wexford St, Dublin 2 www.whelanslive.com/event/midnight-hour-w-vendetta-love/ (Adm free before 22:30)

Sunday 15 May

++ Culture Date with Dublin 8 www.culturedatewithdublin8.ie/may-weekender-saturday14th

++ Phizzfest 2022 – Phibsborough Festival from 13-15 May www.phizzfest.ie/

+ Car Boot Sale Ballymun 08:00-13:00 Ballymun Comprehensive School, Ballymun Road, Ballymun, Dublin 9 www.facebook.com/irishcarboot
+ Social Enterprise Market – Airfield Estate 09:30-16:00 Airfield Estate, Overend Avenue, Dundrum, Dublin 14 www.airfield.ie/social-enterprise-market/
+ Family Coastal Cycle – Bike Week 10:00-14:00 Meeting Point: Blackrock Park at Booterstown DART Station www.eventbrite.ie/e/322681839067 (Booking required)
+ 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-335965410587 (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
+ Kids’ Drop by Activities @ National Botanic Gardens – Gardening activities for kids aged 4 and older 11:00/11:30/15:30/16:00 Natioal Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9 botanicgardens.ie/calendar/
+ 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/
+ St. Catherine’s Park Urban Market 11:00-17:00 St. Catherine’s Park, Lucan, Co. Dublin www.facebook.com/St.CatherinesParkUrbanMarket
+ People for Bees – Talk & Walk – National Botanic Gardens – Biodiversity Week 11:00-14:00 National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9 www.eventbrite.ie/e/330622630187 (Booking required)
+ Family Workshop: Still Life with Fruits and Vegetables – National Gallery 11:30-13:30 National Gallery, Merrion Square, Dublin 2 www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on/family-workshop-still-life-fruits-and-vegetables (Booking required)
+ Family Fun Day at the Bike Veldodrome – Bike Week 12:00-17:00 National BasketBall Arena Carpark, Tymon Park, Tallaght, Dublin 24 www.transportforireland.ie/getting-around/by-bicycle/bikeweek/south-dublin/
+ Sundays at Noon: Ivan Ili? (piano) – Concert 12:00 Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1 www.eventbrite.ie/e/sundays-at-noon-ivan-ilic-tickets-335558543637 (Booking required)
+ Family Tour – National Gallery 12:30-13:15 National Gallery, Merrion Square, Dublin 2 www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on/family-tour

+ Sunday Fun Days – Puppet Show at the Square Tallaght 13:00-14:00 The Square Tallaght, Belgard Sq, Tallaght, Dublin 24 www.thesquare.ie/ourevents/
+ Gallery Tour: National Gallery 13:30-14:15 + 14:30-15:15 National Gallery, Merrion Square, Dublin 2 www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on
+ Public Tour – Chester Beatty Museum 14:00 Chester Beatty Museum, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dame Street, Dublin 2 chesterbeatty.ie/whats-on/free-public-tours/ (Booking required)
+ Sunday Sketching: “Capturing Movement in Painting” – Family Workshop (Age 6-12) – Hugh Lane Gallery 15:00-16:00 Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1 www.hughlane.ie/childrens-workshops/forthcoming/3584-sunday-sketchingg-8-may-2022
+ Hen’s Teeth HiFi Presents: Harpist Brídín & Special Guests – Irish and international musicians with roots in traditional Irish music – Gig 16:00-19:00 Hen’s Teeth, Blackpitts, Dublin 8 www.eventbrite.ie/e/337305559007
+ The Comedy Crunch – Comedy with Kevin O’Sullivan, Edwin Sammon & more 21:00-22:45 Stag’s Head, 1 Dame Court, Dublin 2 www.facebook.com/thecomedycrunch
+ Dublin Blues Cartel – Gig – Whelan’s Front Bar 22:30 Whelan’s, 25 Wexford St, Dublin 2 www.whelanslive.com/event/the-dublin-blues-cartel/ (Adm free before 22:30)

And the free events for next week….

Monday 16 May

+ Your Tenement Memories – Tell your story and share your memories of tenement life as part of oral history project – Ballyfermot Library – Dublin City Culture Company 10:00-12:00 Ballyfermot Library, Ballyfermot Road, Dublin 10 www.dublincity.ie/events/your-tenement-memories-0

Tuesday 17 May

+ Little Gardeners: Adult and child eco-gardening workshops (Children under 5) – Richmond Barracks 11:00-12:00 Richmond Barracks, Bulfin Road, Inchicore, Dublin 8 www.richmondbarracks.ie/whats-on/little-gardeners-adult-and-child-eco-gardening-workshops/?date=2022-05-17 (Booking required)
+ Young Gainsborough – Pop-up Talk – National Gallery 13:15-13:35 National Gallery, Merrion Square, Dublin 2 www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on/pop-talk-young-gainsborough
+ Meet Comic Artists Alan Dunne & Juliette Boutant – Talk – Comic Book Festival – Alliance Française Dublin & Illustrators Ireland 18:00 Alliance Francaise, 1 Kildare Street, Dublin 2 web.alliance-francaise.ie/bd/ (Booking required)
+ Advanced Family History Workshops – Richmond Barracks 18:30-20:30 www.richmondbarracks.ie/whats-on/advanced-family-history/?date=2022-05-17
+ Ukulele Tuesday – Weekly Ukulele Meetup 20:00 Stag’s Head, 1 Dame Court, Dublin 2 www.facebook.com/UkuleleTuesday/

Wednesday 18 May

+ Ireland 2030: Sustainability – Panel Discussion 09:30-13:00 Royal Irish Academy, 19 Dawson Street, Dublin 2 www.ria.ie/ireland-2030 (Booking required)
+ Meet a Geologist in person – Q&A with a Geologist at the National Museum 10:00-17:00 National Museum Collins Barracks, Benburb Street, Dublin 7 www.museum.ie/en-IE/Museums/Decorative-Arts-History/Events/2022/052022/Meet-a-Geologist-in-person-(4)
+ Yoga at The People’s Pavilion – Irish Museum of Modern Art 13:00-14:00 IMMA, Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin 8 imma.ie/whats-on/immaoutdoors-yoga
+ Guided Tour at Irish National War Memorial Gardens, Islandbridge 14:30 National War Memorial Gardens, off South Circular Road, Dublin 8 (Meeting point is inside the main gates) phoenixpark.ie/event/irish-national-war-memorial-gardens-islandbridge-free-wednesday-guided-tours/?instance_id=4189
+ 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)
+ Music at the Museum: Setar Solo – Persian/Iranian Music – Chester Beatty Museum 18:00 Chester Beatty Museum, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dame Street, Dublin 2 chesterbeatty.ie/whats-on/music-at-the-museum-setar-solo/
+ Indie Comic Live Readings and Performance – Comic Book Festival – Alliance Française Dublin & Illustrators Ireland 18:00 Alliance Francaise, 1 Kildare Street, Dublin 2 web.alliance-francaise.ie/bd/ (Booking required)
+ Painting for beginners – Drop-in or 6 workshops – Dublin City Culture Company 18:30 Richmond Barracks, Inchicore, Dublin 8 richmondbarracks.ticketsolve.com/shows/1173624487/events/428475786

Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events)

Thursday 19 May

+ Meet a Geologist in person – Q&A with a Geologist at the National Museum 10:00-17:00 National Museum Collins Barracks, Benburb Street, Dublin 7 www.museum.ie/en-IE/Museums/Decorative-Arts-History/Events/2022/052022/Meet-a-Geologist-in-person-(5)
+ Good vibrations: Music for all – Workshops on 12+19+26 May – Culture Connects at Richmond Barracks 11:00 Richmond Barracks richmondbarracks.ticketsolve.com/shows/1173624405 (Booking required. You can come to one or all workshops.)
+ Guided Tour of Grangegorman Military Cemetery 11:00 Blackhorse Avenue, Dublin 7 (Meeting point is inside the cemetery gates) phoenixpark.ie/event/arbour-hill-cemetery-free-friday-guided-tours/?instance_id=4188
+ Research Your Family History by the Registry of Deeds 11:00 Registry of Deeds, King’s Inns, Henrietta Street, Dublin 1 cultureclubdublin.ticketsolve.com/ticketbooth/shows/873634128 (Booking required)
+ How to be a Better Boss – Workshop – Iconic Offices & Dominic Soh 11:00-12:00 Online iconicoffices.ie/events/how-to-be-a-better-boss/ (Booking required)
+ Peace, Humanity and Saving Lives in the Middle East – Talk – Trinity Centre for Global Health 13:00-14:00 Online www.eventbrite.com.au/e/337392880187 (Booking required)
+ Visit to a Farm in Howth – The Irish Uplands Forum – Biodiversity Week 15:00 Meet at Carpark of Saint Fintan’s Church, Greenfield Road, Howth Demesne, Sutton biodiversityweek.ie/events-calendar/tag_ids~37/ (Booking required)
+ Meet National Library of Ireland’s Poet-in-Residence: Julie Morrissy – Dublin City Culture Club 15:00 Online cultureclubdublin.ticketsolve.com/ticketbooth/shows/873634129 (Booking required)
+ The Breadwinner – Comic Screening – Comic Book Festival – Alliance Française Dublin & Illustrators Ireland 18:00 Alliance Francaise, 1 Kildare Street, Dublin 2 web.alliance-francaise.ie/bd/ (Booking required)
+ Jerusalem’s Holy Places: sustaining, safeguarding, and respecting – School of Religion, Theology and Peace Studies – Trinity Long Room Hub 18:00-20:30 Trinity Long Room Hub, Fellows Square, Trinity College, Dublin 2 www.eventbrite.com/e/328069674227 (Booking required)
+ Pitching to Potential Investors / Lenders & Clients – Talk – Central Library & Dublin City LEO 18:00-19:30 Online and In-Person at Central Library, ILAC Centre, Henry Street, Dublin 1 www.dublincity.ie/events/pitching-potential-investors-lenders-clients (Booking required)
+ The Coming of the Huguenots: A Refugee Crisis – Talk – Raheny Library 19:30-20:30 Online www.eventbrite.ie/e/338029955697
+ Crash & Burn Comedy – Hysteria Comedy Club – Sin E 20:00-22:00 Sin E, 15 Ormond Quay Upper, Dublin 7 www.eventbrite.ie/e/269577001067 (Booking required)
+ Ma Thursdays Open Mic – Mother Reilly’s Bar 21:00-23:30 Mother Reilly’s Bar & Restaurant, 26 Upper Rathmines Road, Rathmines, Dublin 6 www.facebook.com/mathursdaysopenmi

Friday 20 May

+ Meet a Geologist in person – Q&A with a Geologist at the National Museum 10:00-17:00 National Museum Collins Barracks, Benburb Street, Dublin 7 www.museum.ie/en-IE/Museums/Decorative-Arts-History/Events/2022/052022/Meet-a-Geologist-in-person-(6)
+ Exhibition in Focus: Patrick Graham: Transfiguration – Talk – Hugh Lane Culture Club 10:30 Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1 www.hughlane.ie/lectures/forthcoming-lectures/3482-transfiguration
+ Insects in the City with Entomology Curator Dr Aidan O’Hanlon – National Museum 13:15-13:45 Online www.eventbrite.ie/e/332699291537 (Booking required)
+ Guided Tour of Arbour Hill Cemetery 14:30 Arbour Hill Cemetery, Arbour Hill, Stoneybatter, Dublin 7 (Meeting point is inside the cemetery gates) phoenixpark.ie/event/arbour-hill-cemetery-free-friday-guided-tours/?instance_id=4188
+ Bat Walk at the National Botanic Gardens – Irish Wildlife Trust 21:15-22:30 National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9 www.eventbrite.ie/e/330647775397 (Booking required)
+ Fire In Cairo (Tribute to The Cure) – Gig 22:00-02:00 Fibber Magees, 80 Parnell Street, Dublin 1 www.facebook.com/events/1230757804069624/
+ Mine Road – Gig – Whelan’s 22:30 Whelan’s, 25 Wexford St, Dublin 2 www.whelanslive.com/event/midnight-hour-w-mine-road/ (Adm free before 22:30)
+ Floor Show – Gig – with support from Cabl – Whelan’s Midnight Hour 23:30 Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2 www.whelanslive.com/event/midnight-hour-w-floor-show/ (Admission free before 22:30)

And there is more…

+++ Culture Date with Dublin 8 – Festival
This Dublin 8 based weekend of events is a great destination this Saturday and Sunday. All events on Sunday are free and on Saturday only one event is not free. On Saturday, both St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Christ Church will be free for self-guided tours. At Goldenbridge Cemetery and the Irish National War Memorial Gardens, free tours will take place. Marsh’s Library, next to St. Patrick’s Cathedral will be pan and admission is free. There will be free walking tours, guided tours at the War Memorial and in the Irish Museum of Modern Art and there will also and a children tour in Kilmainham Gaol. Even a market, the Twilight Market, from 14:00-20:00 on Saturday at the Digital Depot with 50 stalls will take place. All events are here www.culturedatewithdublin8.ie/may-weekender-saturday14th On Sunday you can visit St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Christ Church for free. In addition there a number of events at the Irish Museum of Modern Art, two guided tours in Phoenix Park, a guided tour in Kilmainham Gaol for children (Age 8-12), two walking tours in the Liberties and an Open Day at Myra House. All events are here www.culturedatewithdublin8.ie/may-weekender-sunday-15th-may

+++ Phizzfest 2022 – Festival
Together with LOTS of other festivals, Saturday and Sunday are also the main days of Phizzfest 2022 in Phibsborough. There are about 10 free events on each day. 20 free events is GREAT for a single festival, so check them out at www.phizzfest.ie/ In my endeavour of trying to simplify and shorten this week’s Dublin Event Guide because of my time away, none of the free events made it into the listings above, but please check out the Phizzfest website! It is worth it!

+++ National Bike Week – Festival
From 14-22 May the National Bike Week is a celebration and promotion of the benefits of cycling. Organised by “Transport for Ireland”, which is an initiative by the National Transport Authority, there will be events all over Ireland. In the Greater Dublin area, the events are listed by region:
Dublin www.transportforireland.ie/getting-around/by-bicycle/bikeweek/dublin-city/
Finglas (North Dublin) www.transportforireland.ie/getting-around/by-bicycle/bikeweek/fingal/
South Dublin www.transportforireland.ie/getting-around/by-bicycle/bikeweek/south-dublin/
Dun Laoghaire www.transportforireland.ie/getting-around/by-bicycle/bikeweek/dun-laoghaire-rathdown/
I have a few events listed in the events listings above, but it is only a FEW events.

+++ COMPETITION: Gospel Rising Music Festival – Ticket Competition
Do you know about the Gospel Rising Music Festival? A great group of people organise this amazing Gospel Music Festival every year (with a bit of a break due to some global health issue recently) for the last 10 years or so. I was at the festival myself a few times and ran a workshop at the last festival three years ago.

Gospel Rising is back and will take place in DCU in Drumcondra from 17-19 June. Check out gospelrising.com/ for all details. You can book individual workshops or the whole weekend and until 09 May there are still some Early Bird tickets available! (gospelrising.com/festival-2022/tickets-2022)

A brand new event during the festival is the “Know Your Lyrics – Gospel Rising Music Game Show” in The Sugar Club. It will be lots of fun: Two teams compete to pick the right lyrics of well known gospel music songs. Led by their host and with the help of the audience, two fantastic piano players will captain their team of gospel singers through a series of rounds against the clock to guess the hidden song lines. Remember the “Lyrics Board” on RTE? Yes, there are some similarities! ;-)

The Gospel Rising organisers made two pairs of tickets available for the “Know Your Lyrics – Gospel Rising Music Game Show” on 18 June and if you would like to win, you have to send an e-mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with GOSPEL RISING in the subject line.
Your mail has to include your full name and mobile phone number in the body of the mail and you have to tell me in which Dublin Park the “Super Soul Sunday” will take place on Sunday 19 June. (Hint: gospelrising.com/2022/early-bird-weekend-tickets-now-on-sale) Your mail has to be with me by 12:00 on Monday 23 May.

+++ International Literature Festival Dublin
The International Literature Festival Dublin takes place from 19-29 May and for the first time, the main Festival site will be Merrion Square Park. There are also some additional events in other venues (e.g. Oscar Wilde House, National Gallery, Irish Architectural Archive and the Trinity Long Room Hub) all in the neighbourhood of Merrion Square. In Merrion Square, five tents will be the locations for all the events. The organisers tell us that in addition to the non-free events, “We also cater for a limited number of free drop-in events.”, but I wasn’t able to find these free events easily and in the end gave up. Hopefully you have more luck! The full programme can be found here ilfdublin.com/whats-on/festival/

+++ National Biodiversity Week 2022
From 13-22 May, National Diversity Week will take place and ALL events are free! A lot of events take place outside of Dublin, though. If you want to check out all events, follow this link biodiversityweek.ie/events-calendar/
But if you are only interested in the events in Dublin, then the following link will show you the 10 events in Dublin biodiversityweek.ie/events-calendar/tag_ids~37/
One of the usually most “in-demand” events is the Bat Walk. It will take place on Fri 20 May at the National Botanic Gardens and is organised by the Irish Wildlife Trust and if you are interested you should book your place quickly at www.eventbrite.ie/e/330647775397

+++ National Drawing Day
On Saturday 21 May, the National Drawing Day 2022 will happen. It is a day of…you guessed it… DRAWING! And lots of museums, galleries, libraries and cultural organisations all over Ireland are inviting to events that will encourage you to get drawing. I am predicting that next week’s Dublin Event Guide might arrive a little too late next Saturday morning to allow you a good planning of the day, therefore I suggest that you check the list of participating venues at www.nationalgallery.ie/explore-and-learn/drawing-day-2022 to find the place where maybe a suitable event for you will be run.

+++ Bealtaine Festival
Every May, the Bealtaine Festival takes place. Bealtaine is Ireland’s national festival which “celebrates the arts and creativity as we age” and is run by Age & Opportunity. This is a oddly cumbersome description, but it expresses the difficult balance act between what the Bealtaine Festival essentially once was, a festival for old people, and what it wants to be, an inclusive festival for everyone who is older than around 50 without calling them old yet. A difficult balance act. And the saying “if you want to be something for everyone, you will be nothing for anybody” comes to mind. If you asked me, I would describe the Bealtaine Festival as a cultural festival for older people who otherwise don’t get much involved in events and culture and it has a REALLY important function in that role. It makes getting out and meeting others more accessible for many people. It is just a pity that it is limited to one month per year. There is a large number of events and you will find them all at bealtaine.ie/events-2022/ but this year the Bealtaine festival seems to be much smaller than in previous years. If you want to limit your search to events in Dublin City, you can use this link bealtaine.ie/bealtaine-event/?_sft_event_county=dublin-dublin-city and find 52 events. Many of them are free events, so have a look! A few of the free events will be in the listings above over the next 4 weeks, but only a few. ) Your mail has to be with me by 12:00 on Monday 23 May.

+++ James Connolly Festival
The James Connolly Festival is a week-long series of events in “radical arts, culture and politics” in four different venues in Dublin 2. The Festival takes place from Saturday 07 May until Sunday 15 May. Find all events here www.eventbrite.ie/o/james-connolly-festival-44255574573 Admission is free, but booking is required.

+++ 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
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+++ LEARN A NEW SKILL WITH ONLINE COURSES
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! :-)

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

Take care,

–Joerg (dublineventguide@gmail.com)