Dublin Event Guide 710: All back!! – Cruinniu na nOg, Dublin Pride, Bloomsday Festival, Eat the Streets Festival

June 12th, 2021

Dublin Event Guide (for free events)

All back!!

Cruinniu na nOg, Dublin Pride, Bloomsday Festival, Eat the Streets Festival

Hi all!

You can decide if today’s headline refers to life in Dublin OR to the Dublin Event Guide being back after a health-related issue stopped me – for the very first in 14 years!! – to send last week’s edition.
Actually, on BOTH fronts the news is good!
All shops are open, all restaurants and pubs can open outdoors, museums, gyms, etc are back open, just the indoor service in restaurants and pubs still has to wait another bit (until 05 July). And even the first gig (outdoors) and the first sports events with spectators have happened again.

Regarding my own little hiccup, I first want to thank you all for your support last week. (And thanks for the lovely virtual coffees!) I got lots of messages, but did very much stay from any screen for the days I was told to stay away, so I still will need to reply to some! In case you missed it, I needed unexpected and quite urgent eye surgery last Friday. But the great people at the Eye and Ear Hospital and the wonders of modern medicine, in this case it was LASER technology, had me back “on my bike” in just a few days and with zero pain or problems.

So we are truly getting back to normality and while events still have a little way to go, things will continue to move fast from now!

The “Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events” will be here for you to help you find out about all the free events in Dublin for as long as you are staying with me. We “lost” a lot of readers in the last 1.5 years while events had stopped or moved to Zoom, but now it is time to re-discover culture and our city and if you can help spreading the word or reminding them again of the “Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events)”, that would be really great. You, your friends and colleagues can sign up for the free weekly newsletter at www.DublinEventGuide.com

Yes, the tip jar will not go away either. ;-) As long as the Dublin Event Guide will exist, some money will be needed to pay for sending it, hosting it, for domain names and software that I use. It is not a huge amount of money and I will not take anything out of the jar for myself, but I need about EUR 200 per month to cover the bills.

Unfortunately months pass faster than the the money is raised, so often there is a shortfall and that’s when it gets tricky.

So the Dublin Event Guide is a free service, but it needs your donations to keep going. 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. That’s amazing value!  And if your funds are limited, but you still want to help, you can buy a virtual coffee. 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. It is really easy to use and uses Stripe’s trustworthy payment processing. In case it doesn’t work for you of if you read this on Facebook, the old links are still and can also be used. 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 very much appreciated! (Look for the RED subscription buttons at the bottom of the Donation Page.)

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

To buy one or two or even three virtual coffees (or Hot Chocolates!) for the Dublin Event Guide, come to 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.

+++ Out in the World: Ireland’s LGBTQ+ Diaspora
Across the generations, Irish LGBTQ+ people have emigrated and found opportunities to live and love openly. Celebrate Pridemonth by uncovering their stories! You can now visit EPIC’s new exhibition “Out in the World: Ireland’s LGBTQ+ Diaspora” for free at CHQ Dublin. (Admission is free for the month of June). The exhibition is running in partnership with the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs. outintheworld.ie/

+++ Jeanie Johnston is now open!

The Jeanie Johnston, the great replica famine ship, which is anchored at Custom House Quay, near the EPIC Museum, is open again from Friday – Sunday! Book tickets at www.jeaniejohnston.ie

Free events in Dublin this weekend…

Saturday 12 June

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.

++ Cruinniú na nÓg – Ireland’s National Day of Creativity for children and young people with lots of events all over Ireland (mainly Online events) for ages 0-17. There will be 28 events in Dublin alone. A few are mentioned in the listings, the rest can be found on cruinniu.creativeireland.gov.ie/events/
++ Dublin Pride 2021 (01-28 June) dublinpride.ie/events/
++ International Dublin Ga y Theatre Festival (07-30 June) www.gaytheatre.ie/programme2021/
++ Bloomsday Festival Events (11-16 June) www.bloomsdayfestival.ie/bloomsday-programme2021
++ Brightening Air / Lasta – National Arts Festival (11-20 June) brighteningair.com/day-by-day and www.paviliontheatre.ie/events/view/lasta
++ Eat the Streets Festival (11-20 June) www.eatthestreets.ie/festival

+ 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

+ Online Cruinniú na nÓg Activity for Teens: Mediterranean Dessert: How to Make Kataifi – Chester Beatty Library 10:00 Online chesterbeatty.ie/whats-on/online-activity-for-teens-mediterranean-dessert/
+ Online Storytelling for Families for Cruinniú na nÓg (Age: 3+) – Chester Beatty Library from 10:00 Online chesterbeatty.ie/whats-on/online-storytelling-for-families-for-cruinniu-na-nog/
+ Online Cruinniú na nÓg Activity for Families: How to make Surimono Zines – Workshop – Chester Beatty Library from 10:00 Online chesterbeatty.ie/whats-on/online-cruinniu-na-nog-activity-for-families-surimono-zines/
+ Dublin City Vinyl Market 11:00-16:00 Mema’s, 155 Parnell Street, Dublin 1 www.facebook.com/events/472251840664132/
+ 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/
+ Pixelcan Street Art – Cruinniu na nOg 12:00-17:00 Myrtle Square, Bloomfields Shopping Centre, Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin www.dlrcoco.ie/en/news/general-news-public-notices-press-releases/unique-community-can-artwork-be-created-cruinni%C3%BA-na

+ Georgian Women: Dressing Up and Dressing Down? – Talk – National Library 14:00 Online nli.ticketsolve.com/shows/1173611620 (Booking required)
+ Invented: Family Music Workshops – The Ark 14:00 Online ark.ticketsolve.com/shows/873618039/events/128312812 (Booking required)
+ Infinity guided meditation – Live Webinar with Isha Yoga 16:00-17:00 Online www.ishayoga.eu/index.php/live-webinars/
+ Karaoke Party – 70s & 80s 19:00-21:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/241993847683153
+ Saturday Night Takeaway – Interactive Bingo 19:00-22:30 Online www.facebook.com/events/240988194026855
+ Introduction to SKY Breath Meditation Workshop – Art of Living Foundation 21:00-22:00 Online www.eventbrite.com/e/58096834195 (Booking required)
+ Karlo Live (from The Receipts) 21:30 Online www.facebook.com/events/2456794087786091

Sunday 13 June

++ Dublin Pride 2021 (01-28 June) dublinpride.ie/events/
++ International Dublin Ga y Theatre Festival (07-30 June) www.gaytheatre.ie/programme2021/
++ Bloomsday Festival Events (11-16 June) www.bloomsdayfestival.ie/bloomsday-programme2021
++ Brightening Air / Lasta – National Arts Festival (11-20 June) brighteningair.com/day-by-day and www.paviliontheatre.ie/events/view/lasta
++ Eat the Streets Festival (11-20 June) www.eatthestreets.ie/festival

+ Glasnevin Indoor Market/Food Fair 09:00-17:00 Brooks Timber & Building Supplies Ltd, Ballyboggan Rd, Dublin 11 www.facebook.com/events/510219673348197
+ The RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra In Concert: Copland, Barber, Adams RTE – Concert – National Concert Hall 10:00 Online orchestras.rte.ie/events/3521/the-national-symphony-orchestra-in-concertcopland-barber-adams/?ticketID=1623578400
+ 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 (beside overflow car park) www.facebook.com/St.CatherinesParkUrbanMarket/
+ Sunday @ Noon: Nava – Concert of Irish and Persian Music 12:00-13:00 Online www.hughlane.ie/forthcoming-sunday-concerts/3232-sundaysnoon-online-nava
+ Bernard Shaw Vinyl Market 12:00-17:00 The Bernard Shaw, Cross Guns Bridge, Phibsborough, Dublin 9 www.facebook.com/events/524037511935986
+ Vinyl Market Swords 12:00-16:00 Jam Park, Airside Retail Park, Swords, Co. Dublin www.facebook.com/events/149839527192408

+ ReConnection Dance Picnic – Zouk Ireland 14:00 Phoenix Park Bandstand, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8 www.facebook.com/events/850425142350649
+ Online Gospel Mass with Gardiner Street Gospel Choir 19:30-20:30 Online www.facebook.com/events/3655062864593930/

What’s on and free next week….

Monday 14 June

+ Bloomsday Festival Events www.bloomsdayfestival.ie/bloomsday-programme2021
+ St Patrick’s Athletic: The Pride of Inchicore – Mondays at the Mess – Richmond Barracks – Talk 19:00 Online richmondbarracks.ticketsolve.com/shows/1173611503
+ “Someone Has to Die for This” – Interview about the new Easter Rising Book by Derek Molyneux and Darren Kelly – Trasna na Tire 21:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/516049522728392

Tuesday 15 June

+  Bloomsday Festival Events www.bloomsdayfestival.ie/bloomsday-programme2021
+ Home: Part One by The Abbey Theatre – Mother & Baby Home Testimonies 11:00 Online cultureclubdublin.ticketsolve.com/shows/873623802/events/129353490 (Booking required)
+ How to Have More Impactful Conversation & Meetings – Webinar – Iconic Offices & Dreamsparkleandshine 12:30-13:10 Online iconicoffices.ie/events/how-to-have-more-impactful-conversation-meetings/ (Booking required)
+ Exploring the Irish Que er Archive – Talk – National Library 13:00 Online nli.ticketsolve.com/shows/1173611679 (Booking required)
+ Yoga for Wellbeing – Live webinar – Isha Yoga 18:00-19:00 Online www.ishayoga.eu/index.php/live-webinars/
+ The Joseph Hassett Yeats Lecture: W.B. Yeats: Cold Stone and Water – Talk – National Library 19:00 Online www.nli.ie/en/list/current-events.aspx (Booking required)

Wednesday 16 June

Bloomsday 2021

++ Bloomsday Festival Events www.bloomsdayfestival.ie/bloomsday-programme2021
+ Maud Cotter: a consequence of a dappled world – Hugh Lane Gallery Coffee Conversation 11:00 Online www.hughlane.ie/lectures/forthcoming-lectures/3142-maud-cotter-16-june-2021 (Booking required)
+ GradIreland Summer Fair – Graduate Recruitment Fair 11:30-16:30 Online gradireland.com/events/gradireland-summer-fair
+ Journaling: Taking A Moment to Pause & Reflect – Webinar – Iconic Offices & Lorna 12:30-13:10 Online iconicoffices.ie/events/journaling-taking-a-moment-to-pause-reflect/ (Booking required)
+ Lifelong Learning Course: Mapping the Irish Revolution 1912 – 1923 – Course – National Library 14:00-16:00 Online nli.ticketsolve.com/shows/1173611602 (Booking required)
+ InForm Roller Embossed Pendant Demonstration – National Museum Collins Barrack 14:00 Online www.museum.ie/en-IE/Museums/Decorative-Arts-History/Events/062021-(1)/InForm-Roller-Embossed-Pendant-Demonstration-wit
+ Bloomsday Live Online Workshop for Families: A walk through Ulysses – Chester Beatty Library 15:30 Online chesterbeatty.ie/whats-on/bloomsday-live-online-workshop-for-families/
+ Margaret Thatcher, the Conservative Party and the Northern Ireland Conflict – History Lecture 20:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/3748813655241714

Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events)

Thursday 17 June

+ Multicultural Women’s Mini-Festival – Southside Partnership Women’s Programme 10:00-14:30 Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann, Belgrave Square, Monkstown, Co. Dublin women4women.ie/news/multicultural-womens-breakfast-june-2021-mini-festival (Booking required)
+ How To: Video Content & TikTok – Webinar – Iconic Offices & Green Umbrella Marketing 11:00-11:40 Online iconicoffices.ie/events/video-content-tiktok/ (Booking required)
+ Living with Pride: Photographs – Online Tour – National Library 11:00 Online nli.ticketsolve.com/shows/1173611649 (Booking required)
+ Eighteenth Century Coffee Houses in Ireland: Property Transactions in the Registry of Deeds – Talk – Virtual Culture Club 11:00 cultureclubdublin.ticketsolve.com/shows/873624629 (Booking required)
+ Keeping The Doors Open: Launch & Coffee Morning – Axis Ballymun 11:00 Online axisballymun.ticketsolve.com/shows/1173611880 (Booking required)
+ Merrion Square Market – Food & Farmers’ Market 11:30-14:30 Merrion Square, Dublin 2 www.facebook.com/MerrionSquareMarket
+ Queering the Chester Beatty – Talk – Chester Beatty Library 13:10 Online chesterbeatty.ie/whats-on/live-online-talk-queering-the-chester-beatty/ (Booking required)

Friday 18 June

+ Stoneybatter Festival, Stoneybatter, Dublin 7 from 18-20 June www.stoneybatterfestival.ie/
+ Refugee Week Community Market – Christ Church Cathedral 11:00-17:00 Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin 8 www.facebook.com/events/1661475917574023
+ The Legacy of Direct Provision – Discussion – Women In Research IE 13:00-14:00 Online www.eventbrite.ie/e/158038107233 (Booking required)
+ RTE National Symphony Orchestra: Copland, Dvorak and Stravinsky – Concert – National Concert Hall 19:00 Online orchestras.rte.ie/events/3551/copland-dvorak-and-stravinsky/?ticketID=1624042800

And there is more…

+++ FESTIVALS this week
June is clearly a month for festivals in Dublin and this week there are no less than SEVEN different festivals taking place or starting. Here is the list:

++ Cruinniú na nÓg – Ireland’s National Day of Creativity for children and young people cruinniu.creativeireland.gov.ie/events/
++ Dublin Pride 2021 (01-28 June) dublinpride.ie/events/
++ International Dublin Ga y Theatre Festival (07-30 June) www.gaytheatre.ie/programme2021/
++ Bloomsday Festival Events (11-16 June) www.bloomsdayfestival.ie/bloomsday-programme2021
++ Brightening Air / Lasta – National Arts Festival (11-20 June) brighteningair.com/day-by-day and www.paviliontheatre.ie/events/view/lasta
++ Eat the Streets Festival (11-20 June) www.eatthestreets.ie/festival
++ Stoneybatter Festival, Stoneybatter, Dublin 7 from 18-20 June www.stoneybatterfestival.ie/
Check them out!

++ What’s wrong with Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council?
All shops are open, all farmers’ markets in Dublin are open, all outdoors facilities are open, but Dun Laoghaire Rathdown is still keeping the weekly markets in Marlay Park and in the People’s Park in Dun Laoghaire closed. Why is that?
The Facebook Page for dlrevents is dead and the Facebook Page for the county council totally ignores the fact hat the markets are seemingly still closed. And on the website www.dlrcoco.ie/en/markets there hasn’t been an update since October 2020.
Are the health risks in Dun Laoghaire bigger than in the rest of the country? Or are the councillors there smarter than in other places? Why don’t they at least let us know when the markets MIGHT open again?

+++ 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 pwith the recovery and getting back to normality, the Minister of State with responsibility for the OPW, Patrick O’ Donovan has announced 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 great weekend and good new week.

Take care,

–Joerg (dublineventguide@gmail.com)