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Event Guide for free Events in Greater Dublin

The "Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events)" is Dublin's most popular event magazine that focuses on the vast amount of cultural events for no admission charges. It is a weekly e-mail magazine that lists, describes and recommends 170-200 free cultural events in Dublin City and in the Greater Dublin area. Gigs, Festivals, Talks, Lectures, Exhibitions and much more for all age groups are included.

The Dublin Event Guide is a non commercial initiative and is published by Joerg Steegmueller, it has currently more than 22,000 readers and hundreds more join every month. You too can subscribe for free on the right here -->>

This site contains the newest edition below and is updated as soon as it is completed (usually at Friday late at night). If you are reading this and the newest version of the "Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events)" is not here yet, please come back a little later!

The newest Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) below was posted on 24. January 2015:


Dublin Event Guide 397: Yoga Day, Dublin Flea Market, Astronomy Talks, Comedy Crunch

DEG Dublin Event Guide (for free events)

No. 397 | 23 January 2015

Subscribers: 22,970

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Hi all!

Lots of free events again. And the first big event of the year is the Temple Bar Trad Fest that starts this Wednesday. It will be interesting to see how the big events this year turn out. For example, will the Street Performance World Championship, or as it is now called, the City Spectacular get the sponsorship that they need after Laya Healthcare was taken over by AIG? And what about all these other events that need money from external sources? Will we maybe have to settle for smaller events and forget about the big free festivals? No big event has been announced yet.

And what about the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events)? Last week nobody supported the Dublin Event Guide with a donation but the bills are still coming in and the main cost (for sending the weekly e-mail magazine in a spam-filter resistant way) is getting more and more expensive because of the Dollar-Euro exchange rate changes. If you could help with a donation, please go to this page or if your company/employer would be interested in sponsoring the Dublin Event Guide contact me on dublineventguide@gmail.com Thanks!!

This is what I need your help with:

The Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) only exists because you told other people about it and because a few generous people support it with donations. Keep doing exactly that, please! Tell all your friends and family and colleagues about it and – if you can – please also help with a donation.

The Sponsorship I was able to get helps hugely to take a certain amount of financial pressure off me, but it is not enough! I need to make some urgent changes to the system that I use and need someone who is good at CakePHP programming and SQL databases. That will cost! So please continue your financial support. You can help here: www.perfectresults.info/donate.htm I am also looking for some additional corporate sponsors as well, if you know someone, send them my way. :-)
Regarding your donation, I am suggesting the super low amount of just EUR 1 per month. These EUR 12 is just 2 pints and for the equivalent of 2 pints you get 52 issues full of information about free cultural events. That’s DEFINITELY worth 2 pints, isn’t it!? Please…and Thanks! :-)

And finally – I can’t say it often enough: Please help spreading the word about the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events). Your friends can easily subscribe at www.dublineventguide.com and they will get a weekly e-mail magazine with all the free events in Dublin if they subscribe. They don’t have to pay a cent for that and their e-mail address is completely safe with me! More than 22,000 people receive the Dublin Event Guide every week and we are more than 53,000 people at the Dublin Event Guide Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/DublinEventGuide Check it out and click on LIKE when you are there.

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Without putting your hand in your pocket (for the Dublin Event Guide) at all you can help by ALWAYS using the ad links in the Dublin News Section and the ads in the Dublin Event Guides when you buy/order goods. If you buy goods immediately (in the same session) after clicking on a link/ad that you find in this e-zine/newsletter (Groupon, LivingSocial, Amazon, Book Depository, LastMinute etc), you help the Dublin Event Guide everytime. This is how it works: The company you buy from (Groupon, Amazon, Living Social, Book Depository etc) registers that you came to them via a link from the Dublin Event Guide and they show their appreciation by giving a small commission (5-8%) to the Dublin Event Guide. This might only be 30 cent a go, but if you did that for all online purchases and if lots of people used it, then it could make a big dent into the EUR 170 needed. Use these links as often as possible it doesn’t cost you a cent and you help big time!

Have an event-full weekend and week,

–Joerg

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Feel good slot

The “Feel Good Slot” at this place in the Dublin Event Guide is to share some inspirational, motivational or thought provoking quotes, stories or video clips. You wonder why I added this section to this e-mail magazine? If your week was great, you might not need it, but most of us had some challenging moments in the last week and there could be more in the coming week and this section is for the people that want to overcome the hurdles, achieve more and remember that despite all, life is great!

For today’s Feel Good Slot “Thought of the day”-type quote is intended to motivate you:

Excuses will always be there for you. Opportunity won’t.

So grab the opportunities that present themselves or the ones that you have discovered because they were a little more hidden. If you don’t grab them NOW, they might be gone very soon. …and stay away from these excuses!

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Support

This part is important to “keep the show on the road”:

To cover the cost for the Dublin Event Guide I need your help and every week generous and nice Dublin Event Guide readers help with a donation.

Last week not a single person supported the Dublin Event Guide with a donation. That’s bad news! I really really really appreciate all the help and keep in mind that without donations there won’t be a Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events): Your donation will ensure that the Dublin Event Guide will continue arriving in your Inbox every week and every donation will benefit EVERY Dublin Event Guide reader!

The cost for sending the weekly newsletter is approx. EUR 170 per month and a donation from you of just EUR 12 per year will ensure that I will be able to pay the bills.
Has the Dublin Event Guide helped you to find events that you otherwise wouldn’t have known about, or have you saved money by finding great free events? Then go to here and give something back!

I appreciate ANY help: EUR 12 would be great (that’s just 25 cent per week!), but even if it is just the price of 2 pints it will help.

You can donate online by following this link to the PayPal&CreditCard donation page. If you want to transfer your donation directly to my account, just send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com and I will send you the details.

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EventbriteThe main sponsor is Eventbrite and their support is hugely appreciated! Eventbrite enables people all over the world to plan, promote, and sell out any event, and has sold over 200 million tickets and registrations worldwide, totalling more than $3 billion in gross ticket sales. Eventbrite is free for free events. The online event registration service makes it easy for everyone to discover events, and to share the events they are attending with the people they know. In this way, Eventbrite brings communities together by encouraging people to connect through live experiences.

All events listed in this Event Guide are free of any admission charges (or at least appear to be free) unless otherwise stated. I try to find confirmation in all cases and do my best to double-check the information. However errors can happen and therefore no promise for correctness can be given.

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Joergs Picks

This section is intended to provide some help in picking and choosing from the huge number of events by sharing with you what I will/might or would do. This is not a “best of…” list and if an event is not listed here, it by no means implies that the event is not interesting. Instead my “picks” are just based on my personal preferences. All events mentioned here are described in detail further down.

This weekend you could go to the Dublin Flea Market on Sunday and apart from that, I suggest that you select a museum that you have never been or not been for a long time.

There is the National Museum (Kildare Street and Collins Barracks), the Natural Museum (Merrion Street), the National Gallery (Clare Street), the Hugh Lane Gallery (Parnell Square). Pick one of them!! Ohh, museums and galleries are not your thing? Then DEFINITELY go to one of them and try to go with an open mind. If you find something interesting in a museum depends in my opinion totally on how you approach it. Bring ALL your curiosity with you and if in general museums are a bit of a problem for you, then start with the National Museum in Collins Barrack this week!! And feel free to tell me how it was: dublineventguide@gmail.com

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Competitions

Singing Workshop with Jasmin Martorell – Ticket Competition

Sat 31 Jan + Sun 01 Feb – 11:00-18:00
Sophia House, Conference Centre, 25 Cork Street, Dublin 8

A weekend singing workshop with international vocal coach Jasmin Martorell will take place in Sophia House. It is an intense and rewarding workshop suitable for non-singers to professionals.

“With emphasis on breathing and vocal exercises, Jasmin’s enthusiastic teaching and expert understanding of the vocal instrument give the participant the confidence and skill to develop their natural voice to its full potential. The work will be based on how to place your voice, how to breathe and how to reinforce the abdominal muscles, with development of the agility of vocal cords and awakening/developing of the resonators. Participants will have the opportunity to work individually with Jasmin on a song of their choice.”

“Jasmin Martorell comes from France and is a highly skilled and inspired teacher of singing technique. He is a charismatic, enthusiastic and patient teacher who delights with his pupils in finding new and exciting possibilities for their voice. Head of vocal studies at the Centre de Musique Medievale de Paris since 1991, he is regularly invited to conduct Workshops in Singing in France, Brazil, Iran, India, Morocco, the Island of Reunion and Ireland.”

The fee for the two full days of training is EUR 100 and you can register with Luke Nelson via 083 1309030 or lukenelsonmusic@gmail.com

And one reader of the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) will get the amazing opportunity to take part in this course for free: Luke has made one place available for a competition and if you want to be the winner, you will have to send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with the subject MARTORELL2015 and with your name and mobile phone number in the body of the mail. The winner will be chosen randomly from all entries, but you COULD tell me why you would like to win the course, if you feel like it. I appreciate reading the stories! Your e-mail has to be with me by 13:00 on Tues 27 Jan. Please only enter the competition if you are available on the course dates.

Please note: You can book the course AND enter the competition and should you be the winner, you won’t have to pay for the course. That way you won’t have to wait until the draw before you book your place.

www.facebook.com/events/1775419046016486

Holiday World Show – Ticket Competition

23-25 Jan (Fri: 13:00-19:00, Sat+Sun 11:00-17:30)
Simmonscourt, RDS, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

This for all travel enthusiasts! The yearly Holiday World Show, Ireland’s premier holiday exhibition will take place again this month and I have got ten (!!) family passes (2 adults and up to 4 kids) to give away!

The Holiday World Show is Ireland’s biggest travel show with almost 1000 exhibitors representing over 50 countries. There will be thousands of amazing discounted holiday deals up for grabs as well as free travel advice and inspiration from the World’s top travel professionals. Loads of “Show only” offers will also be available.

For more information visit www.holidayworldshow.com . Tickets are EUR 7 for adults, EUR 14 for families and EUR 3 for students and they are available at the door or via the website.

The winners of the Dublin Event Guide Ticket Competition are Des O’Connor, Caroline Kinsella, Emy Spear, Mary Kennedy, Leslie Coffey, Paul Keville, Jessica Hardy, Graham Ryan, Ann Reynolds, Deirdre Kennedy.

www.holidayworldshow.com/

Promote your product or event through a competition!

If you want to reach more than 23,000 people with a product promotion or an event promotion for a non-free event, contact me on dublineventguide@gmail.com and we can discuss the options. You provide the prize for the competition and the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) runs the competition for you. It couldn’t be simpler.

And if you want me to use/test a product you are selling and then share my assessment here in the Dublin Event Guide, we can talk about that too. I like testing out gear. ;-) [Currently I am looking to buy a high spec Android mobile phone and an action camera and would happily "test drive" some candidates.]

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Do you enjoy free events? Does it help you to find out about all these free events simply in one e-mail magazine or on one website? Does the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) deliver all this for you and maybe even more? In that case, you probably also would want it to continue forever, right?

To achieve that some money is needed. Donations are a great help, but not everyone feels they can donate at the moment. So here is the solution: If you could help with a donation without having to pay a cent from your own money wouldn’t that be cool? You can!!

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Giving money for free! That’s how easy it is. ;-) THANK YOU!!!

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Irish Design 2015

Irish Design 2015 is a series of events this year about all aspects of Design. The events are organised by the Design & Crafts Council Ireland. The event website is super design-ey and contains LOTS of information about the events, but I gave up after 10 minutes on it. It was too much to handle for me. I will give it another go during the week, but maybe I am just too simple. ;-) Until then you will have to try it yourself. The programme is here www.irishdesign2015.ie/programme

How Bikes took over Dublin? – Infographic

Tracey Solicitors have made an interesting Infographic available about how Dublin Bikes and bikes in general took over in Dublin. Have a look at the graphic here: www.traceysolicitors.ie/blog/bikes-took-dublin-infographic/

Opportunities

The former “Opportunities” section is now Eventbrite’s section to highlight some of the events they – as the main sponsor of the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) would particularly like to bring to your attention. The vast majority of the events listed here will be free, but if it is a really good event, there might sometimes be a non-free event in the list as well.

== EVENTBRITE PICKS =

MAKE YOUR OWN POTTERY
Learn hand-building, wheel throwing and much more at your own pace during these drop-in pay-as-you-go classes on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Classes are EUR 12 each or EUR 20 for two, register here.
CHARITY POKER NIGHT
Taking place on UCD’s campus next Tuesday, this poker night lures Poker fans with prizes worth over EUR 700 for the top 15 players! The BYOB charity night is part of the ’100minds’ project and raises money for Barnado’s and Blossom Ireland. Get your ticket here. (EUR 10+booking charge)
CONTEMPORARY IRISH MUSIC
The Brennan-Cahill Saxophone-Piano Duo and the RTÉ ConTempo String Quartet will present a concert of works by Contemporary Irish Composers in the Katherine Brennan Hall by the Royal Irish Academy of Music. Admission is free, but places are limited, so booking is essential. Register here.

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Find more events at www.eventbrite.ie or download the Eventbrite app to find events around you.

Exhibitions

Based on your feedback, I have decided to do the following with the Exhibition section in this newsletter from now on: I will provide you with a link to a near-comprehensive listing of exhibitions provided by www.visualartists.ie . For me to list all exhibitions would only be doubling their good work and would be an inefficient use of my resources. The link is www.visualartists.ie/category/listings/dublin/

On top of that I will every now and then include here a small selection of exhibitions that either are not mentioned in the Visual Artist listing or are note-worthy to be mentioned separately.

J.M.W. Turner – The Vaughan Bequest – National Gallery

01-31 January

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

The “Vaughan Bequest” is a collection of 31 watercolours and drawings by Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775-1851). The collection spans Turner’s early topographical scenes and expressive images from his later European tours.

Henry Vaughan, the English collector who bequeathed these works, died unmarried in 1899, aged 90. He divided his Turner watercolours between the national galleries in London, Dublin and Edinburgh.

His bequest to the National Gallery of Ireland stipulated that the drawings should be exhibited to the public, free of charge, each January when the light is at its lowest level. The Gallery continues to adhere to the conditions of Vaughan’s bequest by showing these luminous watercolours for one month only. The exhibition this year will display the watercolours and drawings in their original frames.

nationalgallery.ie/en/Exhibitions/Turner.aspx

Growing Closer – NCAD Community Garden Farm Project Exhibition

15-28 Jan (Mon-Fri: 13:00-17:00)

NCAD Gallery, 100 Thomas St, Dublin 8

Fabian Strunden & Rian Coulter explain the NCAD Community Garden Farm project through an exhibition in the NCAD Gallery.

The NCAD Community Garden Farm was founded in January 2014 by the NCAD Students’ Union in partnership with community gardener Tony Lowth. Since its inception, it has provided the skills, tools and space to turn raw materials such as land, compost, metal and wood into the resources needed for intensive growing. Stretching from Thomas Street to Oliver Bond Street, the brown-field site next door to the National College of Art and Design has been transformed into the largest food-growing garden farm in Dublin City Centre, producing seasonal vegetables, salad ingredients and fruit. With an emphasis on sustainable farming and community building, this farm prototype is a prospective model for farming as art & design/activism.www.facebook.com/events/1521477271447596/

New Voices: Sandy Kennedy “Sonnet”

15-29 Jan (Closing reception: 29 Jan – 18:00-21:00)

Centre for Creative Practices, 15 Pembroke Street Lower, Dublin 2

The Centre for Creative Practices is unfortunately closing and this is their last exhibition and event (Admission is free):

New Voices: Sandy Kennedy “Sonnet”
There is a quietness, a rhythm of time passing, a dreamlike or hallucinogenic feel to the work, which sometimes uses ordinary specific words. The film is of the installation made with paper, thread and graphite, it concentrates on the only written line of the Shakespearean ‘Sonnet ‘O No it is an ever fix ed mark’. The work, which is bathed in silences, investigates and plays with ideas of subtle representations and perceptions, its relationship to text, sound, touch, taste, smell, senses most associated with memory. This work includes paintings, drawings, installation and film.

www.cfcp.ie/

A Voodoo free Phenomenon – Garrett Phelan

30 January – 09 April (Opening: Thurs 29 Jan from 18:00-20:00)

Project Arts Centre, 39 East Essex Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

In his solo exhibition “A Voodoo free Phenomenon” for the Project Arts Centre, Garrett Phelan explores the power and influence that cultural traditions and artefacts have on the contemporary psyche.

Through the recollection of his own experience witnessing the winter solstice at Newgrange, and numerous visits to ancient sites throughout his life and travels, he questions the power such antiquated relics hold over us today.

Admission to the preview on 29 Jan and to the exhibition is free.

The exhibition will normally open from 11:00-20:00.

projectartscentre.ie/event/voodoo-free-phenomenon/

Welcome Disturbances – Group Exhibition

29 January – 11 April (Mon-Fri: 10:00-17:00, Sat: 10:00-18:00)

The Lab, Foley Street, Dublin 1

“Welcome Disturbances” is a group exhibition of new work by Cindy Cummings, David Stalling, Sofie Loscher, Maeve O’ Connor, Emma Finucan, Siobhan McDonald, Mark Cullen. It is curated by Sheena Barrett and Emer O’Boyle.

“The group exhibition shows the diverse practices of recipients of the UCD Science Artist in Residence Award. UCD Art in Science is a dynamic practice based programme that brings artists and scientists from undergraduate to professional levels, together in collaborative work. Since the pilot residency in 2012, the artists in residence have engaged with scientists in neuroscience, cognitive science, marine biology, plant biology, geophysics, paleobotany, advanced optical imaging, spectroscopy and astronomy. Their conversations have led to an inspiring body of work, through a mutual openness to communicating across the traditional boundaries of the disciplines. The diversity of the work reflects the open and dynamic nature of the project and includes, sculpture, installation, painting, drawing, video and performances. We will also launch our programme of public events and publication to accompany the exhibition.”

A preview evening is on Thurs 29 Jan from 18:00-20:00. Admission is free.

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Car Boot Sales – Tallaght

08:00 – 12:00, Sat 24 Jan

Tallaght Stadium, Whitestown Way, Tallaght, Co. Dublin

A weekly car boot sale, one of less than a handful that is still reliably taking place, has up to 200 cars/sellers. The stadium is just a few minutes walk from the Red LUAS line stop and numerous bus stops. For traders the Car Boot Sale opens at 06:30 for buyers from 08:00. If you are interested in selling, check the details and register on their website.

www.irishcarboot.ie/

Honest2Goodness Food Market

09:30 – 16:00, Sat 24 Jan

Honest2goodness, 136 Slaney Close, Dublin Industrial Estate, Glasnevin, Dublin 11

The weekly Honest2goodness food market in Glasnevin has fresh meat, vegetables, fish, baked goods, and wines. It is open from 09:30-16:00. It is behind Lidl in the Industrial Estate just after the Glasnevin Cemetary coming from the City Centre.

www.honest2goodness.ie

Malahide Park Run (free)

09:30, Sat 24 Jan

Malahide Park, Dublin Road, Malahide, Co. Dublin

Parkrun Ireland is organising free weekly runs in parks. It is a timed run over 5km and participation is completely free, but registration before your first parkrun is required.

www.parkrun.ie/malahide/

SuperNatural Food Market

09:30 – 15:30, Sat 24 Jan

St. Andrews Resource Centre, 114 Pearse Street, Dublin 2

The SuperNatural Food Market is taking place every Saturday from 09:30-15:30 in St. Andrews Resource Centre in Pearse Street, Dublin 2.

www.supernatural.ie

The Green Door Market

09:30 – 16:00, Sat 24 Jan

18 Newmarket, Dublin 8

The Green Door Market is a new indoor food/Farmer’s Market that takes place just a few doors down from the Dublin Food Co-op at Newmarket in Dublin 8. Admission is free.

Opening hours are Thu-Fri 12:00-19:00 and Sat 09:30-16:00.

www.facebook.com/thegreendoordublin

Belgard Weekend Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 24 Jan

Belgard Road, Dublin 24

The Belgard Weekend Market is an indoor market with stalls with handcraft (incl. designer jewellery, aran jumpers and wool, christening robes and shawls, cards and cross stitch), household items, bric and brac, furniture, flowers, make-up, clothes, shoes, showers, upholstery, toys, kitchens, cafe, army memorabilia, collectors items, sweets, handbags books, blinds, party shop, tools and more.

It is open every Saturday and Sunday and is located in the Glen Abbey complex (opposite Jacobs) on Belgard Road.

www.facebook.com/belgardmarket

Drumcondra Village Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 24 Jan

Arts and Business Campus, 40 Drumcondra Road Lower

The Drumcondra Village Market is an arts and crafts fair in the centre of Drumcondra. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/DrumcondraVillageMarket

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 24 Jan

Jamestown Market, 90 Jamestown Road, Inchicore, Dublin 8

Jamestown Flea Market + Car Boot Sale takes place every Sat+Sun from 10:00-17:00. You can reach it from Tyrconnell Road and from Kylemore Road and it is within 3 min from Black Horse stop on the red Luas line. There is free parking.

www.jamestownmarket.com/

Merchants Market

10:00 – 16:30, Sat 24 Jan

Merchants Yard, East Wall Road, Dublin 3

The Merchants Market on East Wall Road is a weekly indoors flea market on Saturdays and Sundays with more than 80 stalls in a big industrial hall. There is everything from furniture and antiques to paintings and mirrors, electronics and hot food to bicycles and buns. It is just a few minutes walk away from the Point Theatre/O2 (walk in the direction of the Port Tunnel).

www.merchantsmarket.ie/

National Iyengar Yoga Day Ireland – Free Classes

10:00, Sat 24 Jan

Dublin (various locations)

The National Iyengar Yoga Day Ireland takes place on Saturday and that means that in more than 60 locations in Ireland free Iyengar taster classes are offered. In Dublin there are 19 locations and the list is here yoga-ireland.com/Iyengar/NIYD/index.php

www.facebook.com/nationaliyengaryogaday.ireland

Stables Market

10:00 – 18:00, Sat 24 Jan

72 Thomas Street (between the Vicar St venue & Cafe Notto), Dublin 8

A new market (flea/vintage/etc) with two cafés has opened in the same location in Thomas Street where the Ferocious Mingle Market was before their move to Camden Street.

The new market in 72 Thomas Street is called Stable Market and it is open from Thursday until Sunday from 10:00-18:00 every day. It seems there is neither a website nor a Facebook Page yet.

Temple Bar Markets

10:00 – 16:30, Sat 24 Jan

Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

The Temple Bar Markets (Food Market on Meeting House Square, Book Market on Temple Bar Square and the Designer Mart near Cow’s Lane) are taking place every Saturday from 10:00-16:30.

www.templebar.ie

Blackrock Market

11:00 – 17:30, Sat 24 Jan

Blackrock Market, 19 Main Street, Blackrock, Co. Dublin

At the Blackrock Market in the centre of Blackrock, you’ll find 50 stalls selling collectibles, antiques, handmade goods, books, food & there’s free popcorn, ballons & facepainting for the kids.
Open on Saturdays and Bank Holidays: 11:00-17:30, and Sundays: 12:00-17:30.

www.blackrockmarket.com/

MindProv – Workshop

11:00 – 14:00, Sat 24 Jan

Lantern Centre, 17 Synge Street, Dublin 8

Blending practices from mindfulness and improvisation, MindProv brings you the awareness & clarity of mindfulness and the presence & fun of improvisation in one workshop for the first time.

In true MindProv style just bring yourself and if you can a gift or a donation (pay only what you can).

Peter Connolly and Sandra Austin will run this workshop and they are asking you to register on the Facebook Page (see link below) if you are coming.

www.facebook.com/events/818462074890527

Hip Hop Dance Fitness Workshop (Age 13+)

11:30 – 12:30, Sat 24 Jan

Taney Parish Centre, Taney Church, Dundrum, Dublin 14

A free hip hop dance fitness workshop for the 13+ age group will take place next Saturday in the Loft of the Taney Parish Centre in Dundrum. It is a fun class where students will learn dance routines to contemporary music while getting fit.

www.speechdramadublin.com/dance-classes-2/

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Sat 24 Jan

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

The National Gallery has an extensive programme of free talks, public tours and Art Documentary screenings focusing on highlights of the European and Irish Collection every day of the week. Check their website for details.

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Ha’penny Flea Market

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 24 Jan

Grand Social, 35 Lower Liffey Street (near Ha’Penny Bridge), Dublin 1

The weekly Ha’penny Flea Market is an indoor market in the Grand Social Pub, which offers vintage Men and Women’s clothing, contemporary crafts, books, DVDs, vinyl records, vintage and handmade jewellery, vintage hair styles, art, photography and much more. Grand Social’s Bar and Gourmet Coffee options are available.

www.thegrandsocial.ie/

Highlights of the Collection – Public Tour – National Gallery

12:30 – 13:00, Sat 24 Jan

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

The public tour “Highlights of the Collection” takes place and admission is free. No booking required.

www.nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Sat 24 Jan

Irish Film Institute, 6 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Archive at Lunchtime screenings take place Saturdays (Double Bill), Mondays and Wednesdays. The programme is changing weekly now (instead of monthly as in the past). To find out what film(s) will be screened go to www.ifi.ie/whatson/now-showing-coming-soon/ and look for “Archive at Lunchtime” on the right. Admission is free.

www.ifi.ie/

Behind The Scenes – Mermaid Arts Centre Bray

13:00, Sat 24 Jan

Mermaid Arts Centre, Main Street, Bray, Co. Wicklow

Behind the Scenes is a Community Day at the Mermaid Arts Centre with guided tours to show you what you normally wouldn’t see!

Do you wonder what goes on in-between shows, or what artists in residence do when in the theatre? On this day you are invited to come back stage and meet the new artists in residence.

Mermaid’s Technical Manager, Eoin Fegan will give two tours allowing access to all areas (behind the scenes, dressing rooms, back stage and control room), giving an insight into how an arts centre and theatre operates. The tours are free but booking is is required via the website below.

You will also meet the artists in residence “The Company”, an ensemble of three theatre makers: Jose (Miguel Jimenez), Rob (McDermott), and Nyree (Yergainharsian). The Company have been invited to work in Mermaid for a week with the designer Stephen Dodd to research and develop a new theatre piece about Nyree’s sister who plans her live meticulously but then was diagnosed with a rare cancer of the blood. The Company will give a showing of their work in progress at 18:30. Seats are free but booking is strongly recommended via

www.mermaidartscentre.ie/events/details/behind-the-scenes

Tours take place at 13:00 + 18:00 and to book call 01 2724030.

www.mermaidartscentre.ie

Jason Vale (Juice Master) – Book Signing

13:30, Sat 24 Jan

Eason, Dundrum Town Centre, Dundrum, Co, Dublin

I get the idea of book signings and understand why people want to meet famous authors, but I find it intriguing that the author of a book that is called “The Juice Master – Over 100 delicious juices and smoothies” has a book signing. I probably missed out, but I never heard of him. But if you have heard of Jason Vale before and if you want to meet him, here is your opportunity!

Admission is free.

www.easonedition.com/book-signing-jason-vale-eason-dundrum/

“My Favourites” – Walking Tour

14:00 – 16:00, Sat 24 Jan

Spire, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

“These Are a Few of My Favourite Things” is the title of a Walking Tour that Emily Gallagher will run every Saturday. It will be an Alternative Arts and Culture Trail and she will bring you to “Dublin’s Best Cafes, Bars, Markets, Unusual Stores, Galleries, Theatres, Arts Spaces, and more! And hear some tales you’ve never heard before!”

Meeting point is at the Spire. The tours are free but donations are welcome and booking is required via egaldog@gmail.com or 085-2725095

Jape – In-Store Gig

14:00, Sat 24 Jan

Tower Records Ireland, 7 Dawson Street, Dublin 2

Rumours have it that Jape will perform an In-Store gig in Tower Records on Saturday. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/TowerRecordsDublin

Moving Dublin – Film Screening

14:00, Sat 24 Jan

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

The film screening of “Moving Dublin” (2009, 60min) by Cleary and Connolly will take place. Admission is free, but seats are limited.

The film description says:
“Is Dublin becoming a centreless and edgeless sprawl on the model of Los Angeles, following its curve of affluence but learning nothing from its mistakes? Is the poverty and alienation in Dublin’s inner city and in the western and northern suburbs part of a descending spiral of urban decay? Or will the economic affluence of a decade ago re-establish itself and eventually ‘lift all boats’ to give the nascent urban regeneration a chance to succeed? Shot in 2007, Moving Dublin explores the everyday world of movement in Dublin and its vast sprawling suburbs spreading out west from the coastal city. The film looks at how far the contemporary world of the Dublin commuter has strayed from the civic realm it constituted when Joyce wrote the Wandering Rocks chapter of Ulysses.”

www.hughlane.ie/lectures/lectures-past/1236-film-screenings-phoenix-rising-jan-24

Salvador Dali – Film Screening

14:00 – 15:00, Sat 24 Jan

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

The screening of a documentary about Dali’s ‘Christ of St John of the Cross’ will take place. Admission is free and booking is not required.

www.nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Beginners Yoga Class – New in the Old City

15:00 – 16:00, Sat 24 Jan

Samadhi Yoga Studio, Wooden Building, Cow’s Lane, Old City, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Part of the “New in the Old City” series of mini-festivals and events is a free beginners Yoga class at the Samadhi Yoga Studio. Bill Murphy will teach the class and it is a first-come first-served class. So come early!

www.samadhi.ie/yoga-dublin/dublin-yoga.html

www.templebar.ie/calendar/event/renew-free-beginners-yoga-class-at-samadhi-yoga-studio

Family Workshop – National Gallery

15:00 – 16:00, Sat 24 Jan

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

‘Perfect Portraits’ with Kate Dick is this Saturday’s Family Art Workshop.

Admission is free and no booking requiredm but places are limited.

www.nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Live in Sin É – Gigs

20:00, Sat 24 Jan

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

Live in Sin É will feature a variety of bands and musicians at this weekly gig night on Saturdays. The event is presented by Super Happy Funtimes. Admission is free and the line-up is can be found on the Facebook Page below.

In short, the line-up is: The Weathermen, The Ragmen, Lenin&Lionel, James Fast.

www.facebook.com/shftimes

Red Clay Halo – Gig

20:00, Sat 24 Jan

The Globe, 11 South Great George’s Street, Dublin 2

The Red Clay Halo Band are playing in The Globe on Saturday. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/globe.bar.9

Robert Coyle’s is feeling Numinous

20:00 – 21:30, Sat 24 Jan

Accents Coffee & Tea Lounge, 23 Stephen Street Lower, Dublin 2

Every Saturday Robert Coyle will bring his One-man Comedy show “Robert Coyle’s is feeling Numinous; Comedy Attempting Transcendence – probably NOT a cult.” to Accents Cafe.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1540354142916629

Saturday Night Live

20:00 – 22:30, Sat 24 Jan

KC Peaches (Wine Cave), 28/29 Nassau St., Dublin 2

This is a weekly Saturday night live music event event in the basement Wine Cave of KC Peaches wholefood restaurant/café. Food will be served until 22:00 and wine, minerals & music will be available until later. Admission is free and a donation into a hat at the end of the evening is appreciated.

www.facebook.com/KCPeachesWineCave

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Sat 24 Jan

Stillorgan Orchard, The Hill, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin

The Stillorgan Orchard has live music every Friday and Saturday. Many of the performers are established and very good bands. The upcoming gigs are detailed on the website below. Admission is always free.

www.stillorganorchard.com/live_music.html

Charlie Bronson – Gig

23:55, Sat 24 Jan

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

Charlie Bronson will play in Sweeney’s on Saturday and admission is free.

Charlie Bronson is an Irish rock band formed in Dublin in 2013 by guitarists Conor Sweeney and Padraig Fleming, drummer Luke Purcell and bassist Taylor Swift. Charlie Bronson are writing songs that are blending rock, blues and indie.

www.sweeneysdublin.ie/gigs.php

Sunday 25 Jan

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Belgard Weekend Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 25 Jan

Belgard Road, Dublin 24

The Belgard Weekend Market is an indoor market with stalls with handcraft (incl. designer jewellery, aran jumpers and wool, christening robes and shawls, cards and cross stitch), household items, bric and brac, furniture, flowers, make-up, clothes, shoes, showers, upholstery, toys, kitchens, cafe, army memorabilia, collectors items, sweets, handbags books, blinds, party shop, tools and more.

It is open every Saturday and Sunday and is located in the Glen Abbey complex (opposite Jacobs) on Belgard Road.

www.facebook.com/belgardmarket

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 25 Jan

Jamestown Market, 90 Jamestown Road, Inchicore, Dublin 8

Jamestown Flea Market + Car Boot Sale takes place every Sat+Sun from 10:00-17:00. You can reach it from Tyrconnell Road and from Kylemore Road and it is within 3 min from Black Horse stop on the red Luas line. There is free parking.

www.jamestownmarket.com

Merchants Market

10:00 – 16:30, Sun 25 Jan

Merchants Yard, East Wall Road, Dublin 3

The Merchants Market on East Wall Road is a weekly indoors flea market on Saturdays and Sundays with more than 80 stalls in a big industrial hall. There is everything from furniture and antiques to paintings and mirrors, electronics and hot food to bicycles and buns. It is just a few minutes walk away from the Point Theatre/O2 (walk in the direction of the Port Tunnel).

www.merchantsmarket.ie/

Merrion Square Open Air Gallery

10:00 – 18:30, Sun 25 Jan

Merrion Square, Dublin 2

Every Sunday, the Merrion Square Open Air Art Gallery takes place. Up to 200 artists exhibit their paintings on the railings on three sides (West, North and East) of Merrion Square and you can just enjoy the exhibition or even buy.

www.merrionsquareart.com/

Stables Market

10:00 – 18:00, Sun 25 Jan

72 Thomas Street (between the Vicar St venue & Cafe Notto), Dublin 8

A new market (flea/vintage/etc) with two cafés has opened in the same location in Thomas Street where the Ferocious Mingle Market was before their move to Camden Street.

The new market in 72 Thomas Street is called Stable Market and it is open from Thursday until Sunday from 10:00-18:00 every day. It seems there is neither a website nor a Facebook Page yet.

Dublin Flea Market

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 25 Jan

Dublin Food Co-op, 12 Newmarket Square, Dublin 8

The next Dublin Flea Market is taking place in the Food Co-op, 12 Newmarket, just off Cork Street, Dublin 8 on Sun from 11:00-17:00. The flea market takes place every last Sunday of the month and admission is free. For more information or if you want to sell your own stuff, check out www.dublinflea.ie

“A bizarre bazaar of vintage clothing, bric-a-brac and what nots, old and new. Stalls include hand-made goods, art, jewelry, furniture, records and lots more unwanted items that may just be your treasure!”
The Co-op Hall is wheelchair accessible and lots of free parking spaces are right outside the door.

www.facebook.com/pages/The-Dublin-Flea-Market/144081015625205

Dun Laoghaire Market

11:00 – 16:00, Sun 25 Jan

People’s Park, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

A weekly market with lots of food, but also many other products (art & crafts, books, etc) takes place every Sunday in the beautiful People’s Park in Dun Laoghaire. It is a very popular market and with around 50 vendors also one of the bigger markets.

www.dlrcoco.ie/aboutus/councildepartments/environment/findit/markets/

Palestrina Choir

11:00, Sun 25 Jan

St. Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, 83 Marlborough Street, Dublin 1

The well known Palestrina Choir sing every Sunday at the mass in St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral. They sing complete masterworks by Mozart, Haydn, Dvorak, Palestrina, de Victoria, usually accompanied by Prof. Gerard Gillen on the organ, who often also plays a solo piece.

www.procathedral.ie/music/this-week

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Sun 25 Jan

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

The National Gallery has an extensive programme of free talks, public tours and Art Documentary screenings focusing on highlights of the European and Irish Collection every day of the week. Check their website for details.

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Blackrock Market

12:00 – 17:30, Sun 25 Jan

Blackrock Market, 19 Main Street, Blackrock, Co. Dublin

At the Blackrock Market in the centre of Blackrock, you’ll find 50 stalls selling collectibles, antiques, handmade goods, books, food & there’s free popcorn, ballons & facepainting for the kids.
Open on Sundays: 12:00-17:30. Open on Saturdays and Bank Holidays: 11:00-17:30.

www.blackrockmarket.com/

Sunday at Noon

12:00 – 13:00, Sun 25 Jan

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

The Sundays at Noon Concert Series continues in the Sculpture Gallery at the Hugh Lane Gallery. This series of free (mainly classical) concerts continues to present the best of Irish and International music and musicians. Concerts run from September to June.

The next concert will feature the RTÉ Contempo Quartet with Alec O’Leary, guitar performing
+ Joseph Haydn: “Lark” String Quartet
+ Jane O’Leary: Mystic play of shadows
+ Luigi Boccherini – “Fandango” guitar quintet

www.hughlane.ie

Art Documentary Screening – National Gallery

12:30 – 13:30, Sun 25 Jan

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

The screening of a documentary about Klimt’s ‘The Kiss’ will take place and admission is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Low priced books with free delivery!

13:00, Sun 25 Jan

Dublin (various locations)

Free Delivery on all Books at the Book Depository

If you regularly or occasionally buy books online, you can help the Dublin Event Guide hugely even without having to pay cent directly. In fact you even save money this way:

Buy your books from The Book Depository and get better prices and free (!!) delivery for all orders independent from the volume and when you click on the picture here before you buy, then 5% of what normally The Book Depository would get, they give back to the Dublin Event Guide. Everybody wins!

www.bookdepository.com?a_aid=dubevg

If you prefer Amazon to buy your books (for free postage you need to order a minimum of GBP 25), then use this Amazon link to help the Dublin Event Guide. Thanks!

Chester Beatty Library – Irish Language Tour

14:00, Sun 25 Jan

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

An Intercultural Tour in Irish with Community Ambassador Jack FitzGerald will take place.

Meeting point is in the atrium of the Library. Admission is free and no booking required.

www.cbl.ie/Programme—Events/Events-Schedule.aspx

Dublin Sketchers – Sunday Meet-up

14:00, Sun 25 Jan

Dublin (various locations)

The “Dublin Sketchers” is an informal group of (hobby) artists who go somewhere different in Dublin every Sunday (e.g. National Museum, Maritime Museum, Dublin Flea Market, Farmleigh, Botanic Gardens, Dublin Castle, Science Gallery, …), sketch for one to two hours and then meet up for coffee afterwards and discuss their sketches.

There are some hugely talented people among them and it is a great idea to meet up with others who have the same hobby. Find out on their website below or on their Facebook Page where they will meet and join them if you do some sketching/drawing yourself. I know that the Dublin Sketchers often use the Dublin Event Guide to find interesting free events and I am delighted to be able to help!

www.dublinsketchers.blogspot.com/

Stella Bass Jazz Trio

14:00 – 16:00, Sun 25 Jan

Café en Seine, Dawson Street, Dublin 2

Afternoon Jazz in Café en Seine. The Stella Bass Jazz Trio play every Sunday from 14:00-16:00 in Café en Seine in Dawson Street. Admission is free. A video is here www.youtube.com/watch?v=l8aKqtOB5S8

www.stellabass.com

You are made of Star Stuff – Astronomy Lecture

14:00, Sun 25 Jan

Phoenix Park Visitor Centre, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

John Flannery from the Irish Astronomical Society will be in the Phoenix Park Visitor Centre for a talk about “You are made of Star Stuff”.

Admission is free.

www.irishastrosoc.org/

Family Drawing Sundays

14:30 – 16:30, Sun 25 Jan

Royal Hibernian Academy, 15 Ely Place, Dublin 2

Come to the Family Drawing Sundays in the RHA. All children are welcome to use the RHA Art Cart, in the RHA Atrium. Admission is free. For further information, contact Ruth Carroll on 01 6612558 or via ruth@rhagallery.ie

www.rhagallery.ie/html/educate/educate_family.html

Up Close with Music – Irish Music in an Internatinal Context

14:30 – 16:30, Sun 25 Jan

Royal Hibernian Academy, 15 Ely Place, Dublin 2

The third series of ‘Up Close with Music’ begins at the RHA Gallery on Sunday 25 January and continues every last Sunday of February, March and April.

The contemporary music ensemble Concorde will play contemporary music from Ireland and abroad for you from 14:30-15:15 and from 15:45-16:30.

Find more details about this concert series on the website below.

www.rhagallery.ie/events/up-close-with-music-2014/

Breton Afternoon

15:00 – 18:00, Sun 25 Jan

The Cobblestone, 77 North King Street, Smithfield, Dublin 7

BreizhEire are inviting to their Breton Afternoon again with traditional dances and music from Brittany in France.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/BreizhEire

Hands on History – National Museum

15:00 – 16:00, Sun 25 Jan

National Museum, Collins Barracks (Decorative Arts & History), 7 Benburb Street, Dublin 7

Hands on History is a chance to explore some of the artefacts from the Museum’s collection of objects for handling with Museum educators. This drop-in handling session is suitable for all ages.

Admission is free and no booking required.

www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx?eventID=4556

Museum Tour – National Print Museum

15:00 – 16:30, Sun 25 Jan

National Print Museum, Beggars Bush, Haddington Road, Dublin 4

Unlike the three branches of the National Museum, the National Print Museum is normally not free, but every Sunday there is a free public tour for the next few weeks. Every visit begins with a short audio-visual presentation where the audience can observe active retired printers providing practical demonstrations of machines from the Museum’s collection.

www.nationalprintmuseum.ie/guided-tours.html

Turner the Artist – Lecture

15:00 – 16:00, Sun 25 Jan

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

The Sunday Lecture ‘Turner the Artist: Turner the Prize’ with Lynn McGrane (freelance art historian) will take place.

Admission is free and no booking required.

www.nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Brian Keary plays Classical Guitar

16:00 – 17:00, Sun 25 Jan

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

Brian Keary is a classically trained guitar player who also has experience of different styles / genres of music ranging from ragtime and folk to baroque and contemporary. He will perform in Sweeney’s (Ground Floor) on Sunday afternoon.

www.sweeneysdublin.ie/gigs.php

Footwork Dance Class

16:00, Sun 25 Jan

The Bernard Shaw, 12 Richmond Street South, Dublin 8

Loose Ends are back at SODA Sundays in the Bernard Shaw Pub and they are inviting you this Sunday to a Footwork dance class with the talented Cayisha Graham.

Learn the basics moves which are an integral but forgotten part of House Music and Ghetto Tech: Footwork, Juke and House dancing.

The ‘Straight Up’ record store will be in the beer garden and will sell lots of new vinyl. There will also be DJs in the beer garden from 14:30-21:00 playing funk, disco & house.

After 21:00 you can take “Footwork” to the dance floor. Admission is free.

www.bodytonicmusic.com/events/soda-sundays-loose-ends/

Burns Night Out – Poetry Reading

16:30, Sun 25 Jan

An Bhialann Restaurant, 120 Ranelagh Main Street, Ranelagh, Dublin 6

To mark the 256th birthday of Robert Burns a poetry reading of Burns’ poetry will take place place in Ranelagh.

You will be able to listen to various works penned by Scotland’s national poet (aka ‘the bard’) and by some other writers who influenced him or were influenced by him.

As in previous years, some local eateries and hostelries will be putting a traditional Scottish dish or two on their menus that evening as a ‘special’ to mark the occasion, on this fifth local Burns Night Out.

www.facebook.com/pages/Burns-Night-Out-in-Dublin-6

Sleepwalkers Publication Launch

17:30, Sun 25 Jan

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

The launch of The Hugh Lane’s latest publication “Sleepwalkers” will take place and Simon Critchley (Hans Jonas Professor at the New School for Social Research) will launch the publication.

It seems that admission is free.

“The publication extends the process that made up The Hugh Lane’s Sleepwalkers project. Artists Clodagh Emoe, Jim Ricks, Sean Lynch, Linda Quinlan, Lee Welch and Gavin Murphy have used the project as a place for research in the course of developing a solo exhibition at the gallery during 2012–14 and the publication in 2015. With each exhibition, the artists investigated the changing role of the museum and curator, as well as the collection and history of Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane.”

www.hughlane.ie/lectures/lectures-past/1269-sleepwalkers-publication-launch

LJJ Band – Cafe en Seine

18:00 – 20:00, Sun 25 Jan

Café en Seine, Dawson Street, Dublin 2

The wedding and party band The LJJ Band play every Sunday evening in Café en Seine. Admission is free.

www.longjohnjumpband.com/

Sweeney’s Dixieland Jazzmen

18:30 – 20:30, Sun 25 Jan

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

The Sweeney’s Dixeland Jazzmen play their weekly gig on the ground floor in Sweeney’s. Admission is free.

www.dublinsessions.ie/sweeneys.html

Saucy Sundays

19:00 – 23:00, Sun 25 Jan

Grand Social, Lower Liffey Street (near Ha’Penny Bridge), Dublin 1

Saucy Sundays is a weekly free live music afternoon and evening in the Grand Social. The line-up and links to all bands/performers are available via the Saucy Sundays Facebook Page (see link below).

In short the line-up is: Renton 7, Lily Burke, Daniel Burke, Vernon Jane, Strawberry for Charlie, Distant Moons, VOXX.

www.facebook.com/events/767608213322940

www.facebook.com/saucy.sundays

Gardiner Street Gospel Choir Mass

19:30 – 20:30, Sun 25 Jan

St. Francis Xavier Church at the top of Gardiner Street, Dublin 1

The Gardiner Street Gospel Choir Mass is back after the summer break and invites you to a Mass in St. Francis Xavier Church at the top of Gardiner Street near the junction with Dorset Street every Sunday at 19:30.

The Gardiner Street Gospel Choir, one of the best known gospel choirs in Ireland will give you a chance to experience a mass with a difference. It is uplifting and inspiring and everybody is welcome independent from your level of religiousness.

Disclaimer: I am involved with the Gardiner Street Gospel Choir, so the description above MIGHT not be totally unbiased. But just take it from me, they are brilliant! ;-)

www.gardinerstreetgospelchoir.com

Apollo Sessions

20:30, Sun 25 Jan

Bleeding Horse, 24 Upper Camden St., Dublin 2

Every Sunday this singer-songwriter night takes place in the Bleeding Horse in Camden St. from 8.30pm. It is an Open mic night and performers can just turn up and put their name on the list for that night.

www.facebook.com/apollosessions

Jawbone – Accoustic Folk & Blues Night

20:30, Sun 25 Jan

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

At the Jawbone Gig night in Sin É, Acoustic Folk & Blues will be performed every Sunday. Admission is free. For the line-up check here www.facebook.com/pages/Jawbone-Dublin-Acoustic-Folk-Blues-Commune/724102984268967

www.facebook.com/Sin.E.Pub

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 00:00, Sun 25 Jan

Stag’s Head (downstairs), Dame Lane, Dublin 2

The Comedy Crunch is a free Stand Up comedy downstairs in Stag’s Head, Dame Lane from 21:00 every week on Sun+Mon. Every week different comedians entertain and on top of that there is some free ice cream. The line-up can be found via the Comedy Crunch Facebook Page (see link below).

www.facebook.com/pages/The-Comedy-Crunch/83791357330

Rhythm Rocker

21:00, Sun 25 Jan

The Globe, 11 South Great George’s Street, Dublin 2

“Rhythm Rocker at The Globe” is a weekly event on Sunday night in The Globe. Admission is free.

The Pavement Kings play Rockabilly from 21:00 and
DJs Popocorn Peete and Little Dakota follow from 23:00-01:30 with a white variety of styles (Rockabilly, Calypso, Soul, Rock ‘n’ Roll, etc).

www.facebook.com/rhythmrocker

Billy Treacy & The Ha’Penny Heads

21:30, Sun 25 Jan

Ha’Penny Bridge Inn, 42 Wellington Quay Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Billy Treacy & The Ha’Penny Heads are playing Ballads, Folk, Trad and Classic Country every Sunday. Featuring Guitar, Mandolin, Fiddle and Banjo.

www.billytreacy.com/

Cool Hand Dukes

22:00, Sun 25 Jan

Porterhouse Central, 45-47 Nassau Street, Dublin 2

Every Sunday (except at Bank Holiday weekends), the Ragtime, Roots and Country Blues Band “Cool Hand Dukes” play in the Porterhouse near Grafton Street.

www.facebook.com/coolhand.dukes.1

Monday 26 Jan

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Bellydance Class

10:30 – 11:30, Mon 26 Jan

Donabate/Portrane Leisure Centre, Portrane Road, Donabate, Co. Dublin

A free Bellydance Taster Class will take place in Donabate and this class is suitable for all ages and sizes.

In fact, a 6-week Confidence Bellydance course takes place in the same venue from 02 Feb at 10:30 (EUR 60) and specifically adresses older, less fit, larger people. So try it out!

For more information ring Vawn on 089-4145771

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Mon 26 Jan

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

The National Gallery has an extensive programme of free talks, public tours and Art Documentary screenings focusing on highlights of the European and Irish Collection every day of the week. Check their website for details.

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Mon 26 Jan

Irish Film Institute, 6 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Archive at Lunchtime screenings take place Saturdays (Double Bill), Mondays and Wednesdays. The programme is changing weekly now (instead of monthly as in the past). To find out what film(s) will be screened go to www.ifi.ie/whatson/now-showing-coming-soon/ and look for “Archive at Lunchtime” on the right. Admission is free.

www.ifi.ie/

Stewardship and Preservation of Collections in the Digital Age

13:00, Mon 26 Jan

Trinity Long Room Hub, Fellows’ Square, Trinity College, Dublin 2

“Stewardship and Preservation of Collections in the Digital Age” is a public lecture by Cliff Lynch (Executive Director of the Coalition for Networked Information since 1997), organised by Trinity College Library Dublin.

Admission is free.

“Prof. Lynch will discuss the role of institutions in serving as digital stewards of the cultural and intellectual records they hold in trust and what stewardship means in the digital age. He will explore the challenges facing higher education and research sectors in developing the necessary strategies and supporting infrastructure to deal with these demands effectively, affordably, and at the requisite scale.”

www.tcd.ie/trinitylongroomhub/events/details/2015/2015-01-26stewardship_and_preservation.php

Super Happy Fun Times – Open Mic

19:00, Mon 26 Jan

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

Super Happy Fun Times are running an Open Mic night for Music and Spoken Word every Monday in Sin É.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/shftimes

Back Door Sessions – Open Mic Night

20:00, Mon 26 Jan

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

This is an open mic night with Special Guests every Monday. Arrive, sign in (from 19:00) and play. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/sweeneysbar

Irish Astronomical Society Talks

20:00, Mon 26 Jan

Ely House, 8 Ely Place, Dublin 2

There will be two talks by members of the Irish Astronomical Society at this event:

+ “Stars from the city: Getting started in night sky photography” by John Dolan and
+ “Mission to Pluto” by John Flannery.

“John Dolan’s talk is an introduction to photographing the night sky, showing what’s possible from a back garden in Dublin City. It shows some good examples of astrophotography from the web and encourages individuals to consider night-sky photography as a hobby. It focuses on the use of a camera on a fixed tripod to achieve good results, and shows a method of coping with the challenge of Dublin’s light pollution when it’s not possible to get to a dark site.”

Admission is free and everybody is welcome.

www.irishastrosoc.org/events/events.htm

Song Cycle

20:00, Mon 26 Jan

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Song Cycle is a weekly Singer/Songriter showcase. The line-up is not always easily findable on the Whelan’s website, but admission is always free.

www.whelanslive.com

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 23:00, Mon 26 Jan

Stag’s Head (downstairs), Dame Lane, Dublin 2

The Comedy Crunch is a free Stand Up comedy event every Sunday and Monday. Every week different comedians entertain and on top of good comedy you will get free ice cream. Admission is free. The line-up can be found via the Comedy Crunch Facebook Page (see link below).

www.facebook.com/pages/The-Comedy-Crunch/83791357330

Jazz Jam Session – Grand Social

21:00, Mon 26 Jan

Grand Social, 35 Lower Liffey Street (near Ha’Penny Bridge), Dublin 1

Every Monday a Jazz Jam Session will take place in the Grand Social and you are invited to listen or even to participate. Admission is free for musicians and audience.

Instruments are supplied (drums (no cymbals), double bass, guitar amp, bass amp, PA system) and ideas and themes will be proposed prior to the session to the musicians who join the event on Facebook (see Facebook Page below).

www.facebook.com/pages/Jazz-Jam-Session-at-The-Grand-Social/224553674385198

Loose – Trad Sessions

21:00 – 23:30, Mon 26 Jan

Mother Reillys, 26/28 Upper Rathmines Road, Rathmines, Dublin 6

The 4-piece band Loose Trad are performing every Monday in Mother Reilly’s. www.loosetrad.com/ Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/motherreillysADMIN

Patrick Mahony sings Nostalgia

21:00 – 23:00, Mon 26 Jan

Café en Seine, Dawson Street, Dublin 2

Patrick Mahony sings songs from Nat King Cole, Dean Martin, Matt Monro and many more every Monday in the Cafe en Seine. Admission is free.

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NCAD Community Garden Farm – Tour

10:00, Tue 27 Jan

NCAD, 100 Thomas Street, Dublin 8

A public tour of the NCAD Community Garden Farm and the NCAD Gallery ‘Growing Closer’ exhibition will take place on Tuesday. Meeting point is the NCAD Gallery. Fabian Strunden and Rian Coulter will lead the tour and will explain the projects beginnings, progress and potential.

The tour will take approx. 40 min and is free. No booking required.

www.facebook.com/events/333485883506729/

National Gallery Refurbishment – Lecture

10:30 – 11:30, Tue 27 Jan

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

‘A Behind-the-Scenes View of the NGI Refurbishment’ with Christiaan Clothworthy, NGI is the free Tuesday lecture in the National Gallery.

www.nationalgallery.ie/whatson

“My Favourites” – Walking Tour

11:00 – 13:00, Tue 27 Jan

Spire, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

“These Are a Few of My Favourite Things” is the title of a Walking Tour that Emily Gallagher runs on Tuesdays now as well. It will be an Alternative Arts and Culture Trail and she will bring you to “Dublin’s Best Cafes, Bars, Markets, Unusual Stores, Galleries, Theatres, Arts Spaces, and more! And hear some tales you’ve never heard before!”

Meeting point is at the Spire. The tours are free but donations are welcome and booking is required via egaldog@gmail.com or 085-2725095

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Tue 27 Jan

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

The National Gallery has an extensive programme of free talks, public tours and Art Documentary screenings focusing on highlights of the European and Irish Collection every day of the week. Check their website for details.

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Horizons Contemporary Music Series – Concert

12:30, Tue 27 Jan

National Concert Hall, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2

The RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra are inviting to the Horizons Contemporary Music Series 2015, a yearly concert series that features contemporary composers. The composer on Tuesday is Philip Hammond and the concert will start at 13:00. There will be a conversation between the director of the Contemporary Music Centre (Evonne Ferguson) and Philip Hammond before the concert at 12:30.

Admission is free, but booking is required via the website below or directly with the National Concert Hall (01-4170000 or online).

www.rte.ie/orchestras//2015/0127/nso27jan.html

Mindfulness Meditation – St Laurence’s Church

13:10 – 14:00, Tue 27 Jan

St. Laurence Church, Grangegorman Campus, Grangegorman Lower, Dublin 11

A 30min lunchtime Mindfulness Meditation takes place every Tuesday in St. Laurence’s Church on the DIT Grangegorman Campus. The meditation is facilitated by The Sanctuary (founded in 1998 by Sr. Stanislaus Kennedy) a Meditation and Mindfulness centre in Stanhope Street.

Admission is free, donations are appreciated. Everybody is welcome.

Find the job you’ve always wanted in 2015 – Talk

13:30 – 14:30, Tue 27 Jan

Central Library, Ilac Shopping Centre, Henry Street, Dublin 1

Career Coach Mark McDonald of Slí Nua Careers will talk about “Find the job you’ve always wanted in 2015″.

Admission is free, but booking is recommended via 01-8733996

www.dublincitypubliclibraries.ie/

‘Ludus’- a multimedia studio talk by Conor Mary Foy

18:00 – 20:00, Tue 27 Jan

Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, 5-9 Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Conor Mary Foy is the 2014 recipient of the Temple Bar Gallery + Studios Recent Graduate Studio Residency. “Ludus” is a multimedia talk by Conor Mary Foy, taking place in his studio and marking the end of his year long residency in TBG+S.

The talk will showcase Conor’s recent work and contextualise it by presenting historical information and found video footage which has had a specific influence on the work.

This presentation will be followed by a Q&A session lead by curator Rayne Booth, and refreshments.

The event is free of charge, but booking is required via the Eventbrite site here.

Flourish with everyday mindfulness – Workshop

18:30, Tue 27 Jan

Rathmines Library, 157 Lower Rathmines Road, Dublin 6

Boost your everyday health and wellbeing with this introduction to mindfulness workshop “Flourish with everyday mindfulness” on Tuesday. “The Counselling Team will introduce you to some easy-to-use mindfulness techniques which will bring about a greater sense of calm, contentment, control and wellbeing.

Admission is free, but booking is required via 01 4973539

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-culture-dublin-city-public-libraries-and-archive-events/flourish-everyday

On Development, Waste and Ghosts – Making Ireland Lecture

18:30, Tue 27 Jan

Trinity Long Room Hub, Fellows’ Square, Trinity College, Dublin 2

“On Development, Waste and Ghosts” is a public lecture by Dr Oona Frawley in the Making Ireland Lecture Series.

“‘On Development, Waste and Ghosts’ looks at colonial notions of land development, comparing the ways in which a series of colonial commentaries – on what are now the United States, Australia and Ireland – offers the opportunity to trace attitudes towards landscape and place that in fact function as canny assessments of land-as-commodity. The paper concerns itself with how initial colonial declarations about landscape might have lasting effect in a particular space.”

Admission seems to be free.

www.tcd.ie/trinitylongroomhub/events/details/2014/2014-11-13vernacular_visions.php

Positive Thinking Course

19:30 – 21:00, Tue 27 Jan

Brahma Kumaris Ireland, 6 Clare Street, Dublin 2

A free “Positive Thinking Course” will start on Tuesday and there will be 4 weekly sessions in total. Places are limited and booking is required via info@ie.brahmakumaris.org

The topics are

+ Become a master of your thoughts and feelings
+ Apply the gentle art of self-reflection and encourage
+ Personal growth
+ Tap into the natural positivity of the mind
+ Finish negative, energy-draining language and self-talk
+ Develop a constantly positive attitude

Find more details at www.brahmakumaris.org/mailshot/uk/08012015_1_web.html

www.brahmakumaris.org

Ukulele Tuesday

19:45 – 22:00, Tue 27 Jan

Stag’s Head, Dame Lane, Dublin 2

Every Tuesday an informal sing along with Ukulele and Toy Musical Instruments takes place in the Stag’s Head. Just bring your instrument and come along. Beginners are welcome. Admission is free and further details (and a big book of songs) are available on the Facebook Page below. The get-together meets in the “snug” in Stag’s Head.

www.facebook.com/UkuleleTuesday

Ben Prevos Blue Tuesdays

20:00 – 23:30, Tue 27 Jan

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

Ben Prevo & friends play saucy Blues & soul every Tuesday

www.sweeneysdublin.ie

Dublin Bluegrass Collective – Gig

20:00, Tue 27 Jan

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

Rumours have it that the Bluegrass Collective will perform in Sin É on Tuesday and there might even be an open Bluegrass Jam! Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/Sin.E.Pub

The Plateau Sessions – Gig Night

20:00, Tue 27 Jan

Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

The Plateau Sessions is an open mic night that also features some special guest acts. The line-up this week is: The Grey Ghost, Eliot Bridge, Colm Gavin and more.

Admission is free.

theworkmansclub.com/index.php/events/the-plateau-sessions-19/

The Folk Club

20:30, Tue 27 Jan

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

The Folk Club in Whelan’s will bring you the best in Trad, Ballads, Americana & World Music every Tuesday. The line-up this week is on the Facebook Page below. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/TheGrandFolkClub

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 23:00, Tue 27 Jan

Stag’s Head (downstairs), Dame Lane, Dublin 2

The Comedy Crunch is a free Stand Up comedy event every Sunday and Monday and now a third day is added on the Tuesday of every week. Every week different comedians entertain and on top of good comedy you will get free ice cream. Admission is free. The line-up can be found via the Comedy Crunch Facebook Page (see link below).

www.facebook.com/pages/The-Comedy-Crunch/83791357330

Phoenix Big Band

21:00 – 23:00, Tue 27 Jan

Tara Towers Hotel, Merrion Road, Dublin 4

The Phoenix Big Band is a 16 piece band playing songs of the 1930s, 1940s and other big band arrangements and they are playing every Tuesday in the Tara Tower Hotel (since 2012!) for adult dancing. If you like to waltz, cha cha or foxtrot, come and enjoy their performance.

Admission is free.

The band plays in the main function room which is occasionally booked, so to confirm that they are playing, please ring the hotel on the day: Phone 01-2694666

Camden Sessions – Singer/Songwriter Night

21:30, Tue 27 Jan

Anseo, 18 Camden Street Lower, Dublin 2

A totally unplugged Singer/Songwriter night (no PA, no microphones) with original music is taking place upstairs in Anseo every Tuesday from 21:30.

Please check on the Facebook Page below if the event is going ahead as it seems to get cancelled every now and then and if you want to play a 15-30 min set or just want to play one song make yourself heard via the same Facebook Page.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/TheCamdenSessions

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National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Wed 28 Jan

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

The National Gallery has an extensive programme of free talks, public tours and Art Documentary screenings focusing on highlights of the European and Irish Collection every day of the week. Check their website for details.

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Wed 28 Jan

Irish Film Institute, 6 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Archive at Lunchtime screenings take place Saturdays (Double Bill), Mondays and Wednesdays. The programme is changing weekly now (instead of monthly as in the past). To find out what film(s) will be screened go to www.ifi.ie/whatson/now-showing-coming-soon/ and look for “Archive at Lunchtime” on the right. Admission is free.

www.ifi.ie/

First Up: Mary Nally – Talk

13:00 – 14:00, Wed 28 Jan

Trinity Long Room Hub, Fellows’ Square, Trinity College, Dublin 2

“First Up: Creative entrepreneurs on breaking through” is a series of lunchtime talks from the creative minds at the forefront of Irish culture, science and the arts.

Next up is Mary Nally, an independent curator. Mary is behind Drop Everything, a contemporary cultural biennial that takes place on Inis Oírr.

Admission is free, but registration is required via the website below.

Please note: This talk will not take place in the Science Gallery, but in the Trinity Long Room.

dublin.sciencegallery.com/events/2014/11/firstmarynallyindependentcuratoranddirectordropeverything

Yeats: The Poet and the Library

13:00, Wed 28 Jan

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

On the anniversary of WB Yeats’ death on 28 January 1939, this lunchtime talk by Katherine McSharry (Head of Services at the NLI) explores the links between WB Yeats and the National Library of Ireland and it is the NLI’s first contribution to the year long programme of Yeats2015 events.

Admission is free.

www.nli.ie/en/list/current-events.aspx

Southern Protestants and the Northern Ireland conflict – Talk

16:00, Wed 28 Jan

Trinity Long Room Hub, Fellows’ Square, Trinity College, Dublin 2

“Our minority: Southern Protestants and the early years of the Northern Ireland conflict” by Dr Brian Hanley is the next public talk in the Centre for Contemporary Irish History Seminar Series 2014-15.

Admission is free.

www.tcd.ie/trinitylongroomhub/events/details/2015/centreforcontemporaryirishhist2014_15.php

Havana International Language Exchange

16:30 – 19:30, Wed 28 Jan

Havana Tapas Bar, Georges St, Dublin 2

The “Havana International Language Exchange” is taking place every Wed from 16:30-19:30 in Havana Tapas Bar in George’s Street. There are many Spanish speakers and English-speakers are explicitly invited, but everyone else is certainly very welcome too, to meet for a chat to improve your Spanish or English.

www.facebook.com/pages/Havana-Tapas-Bar/10503361821

Temple Bar Trad Fest

17:30, Wed 28 Jan

Temple Bar, Dublin 2

From 28 Jan until 01 Feb the 10th Temple Bar Trad Fest will take place. There are lots of events throughout the 5 days. There are non-free headline gigs and there are also lots and lots of free ticketed events with the highlight of the Frontrow Sessions with well known trad performers and a range of other free events (see at the end of this mail). In addition there is a “Music Trail” in 14 pubs in Temple Bar with free trad music from Wednesday until Sunday.

The festival is hugely popular and ALL events will book out, so check availability asap if you want to go any of the events.

The complete list of events is here www.templebartrad.com/events/ and individual free events are listed below:

The Frontrow Session events with well known performers are: frontrowsessions.tickets.ie/ and
the Music Trail is listed here www.templebartrad.com/event/tradfest-music-trail/

Other free events are:
Sat 31 Jan: A Ceili House (RTE Radio 1) live broadcast will take place: www.templebartrad.com/event/ceili-house-live/
Sun 01 Feb: Candlemas Procession in Christ Church Cathedral: www.templebartrad.com/event/candlemas-procession/

Workshops and activities:
www.templebartrad.com/event/celebrating-tradition/ (Wed 28 Jan)
www.templebartrad.com/event/banjo-workshop/ (Sat 31 Jan)
www.templebartrad.com/event/bodhran-experience/ (Sat 31 Jan)
Lunchtime gig with Bray Gospel Choir on Sun 01 Feb: www.templebartrad.com/event/bray-gospel-choir/
Family Concerts at City Hall on Sat 31 Jan+Sun 01 Feb: www.templebartrad.com/event/family-concerts-at-city-hall/

For kids:
www.templebartrad.com/event/childvision-petting-farm/ (Sat 31 Jan + Sun 01 Feb)
www.templebartrad.com/event/clayotic-workshop/ (Sat 31 Jan + Sun 01 Feb)

www.templebartrad.com

Data Protection Day: What does the Internet say about you?

18:00 – 19:30, Wed 28 Jan

JM Synge Theatre, Arts Building, Trinity College, Dublin 2

On Data Protection Day, the Science Gallery invites to a panel discussion about online privacy: “What dies the Internet say about you?”. The event is hosted by Jessica Kelly (Newstalk) and a special guest speaker is Sinead McSweeney, Director of Public Policy at Twitter.

dublin.sciencegallery.com/events/2015/01/trinitycollegedublin%E2%80%93dataprotectiondaywhatdoesinternetsayaboutyou

Collecting for the Public – Discussion

18:30 – 19:30, Wed 28 Jan

Irish Museum of Modern Art, Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin 8

The Roundtable Discussion “Collecting for the Public” will take place. This discussion addresses the key factors that determine the objects we choose to collect for our national collections.

Speakers and Panelists are Catriona Crowe (Senior Archivist, Special Projects National Archives of Ireland), Christina Kennedy (IMMA), Nigel Monaghan (National History Museum), Peter Murray (Crawford Gallery, Cork), Ann Hodge (National Gallery, Dublin) and Nessa O’Connor (National Museum Ireland).

Admission is free, but booking is required via the website below.

www.imma.ie/en/page_236924.htm

Mickey Finn’s Air – Launch

18:30, Wed 28 Jan

dlr LexIcon – Library and Cultural Centre, Haigh Terrace, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

The Gallery Press invites you to the launch of “Mickey Finn’s Air” by Gerald Dawe in The Studio of the dlr LexIcon. Admission is free.

www.poetryireland.ie/whats-on/index.php

Unenlightening stories – Literary Reading

18:30, Wed 28 Jan

Instituto Cervantes, Lincoln House, Lincoln Place (near National Gallery), Dublin 2

The Instituto Cervantes invite to a story telling event for adults: ‘Unenlightening stories’ by storyteller Pablo Albo.

“Unenlightening stories” is a string of lies with no intention to deceive you. It is a sequence of stories that will make your skin crawl or burst out laughing or…

Admission is free.

dublin.cervantes.es/FichasCultura/Ficha98964_16_2.htm

28 Portuguese Poets – Book Launch

19:00, Wed 28 Jan

Irish Writers’ Centre, 19 Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

The book launch of “28 Portuguese Poets”, a bilingual anthology, edited and introduced by Richard Zenith (Dedalus Press, 2015) takes place and everyone is invited.

Edited and introduced by Richard Zenith, with English translations by Zenith and Alexis Levitin, this bilingual anthology introduces the work of 28 Portuguese poets (beginning with Fernando Pessoa) and takes us right up to today, revealing a richly varied body of verse. Editor Richard Zenith and two of the contributing poets, Margarida Vale do Gato and Daniel Jonas will read from and discuss the book.

irishwriterscentre.ie/collections/whats-on-at-the-centre/products/book-launch-28-portuguese-poets-a-bilingual-anthology

Moon Watch – Astronomy Ireland

19:00, Wed 28 Jan

Astronomy Ireland, Unit H4 Centrepoint, Rosemount Business Park, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15

Some of the most powerful telescopes in Ireland will be set up to give you and your family and friends the chance to view the Moon in spectacular close-up detail and also the Comet Lovejoy. There will also be free posters, back issues of the Astronomy Ireland magazine and great offers. Light refreshments will be served.

Admission is free.

www.astronomy.ie/moonwatchjan2015.php

Endless Rain – Spoken Word event

20:00, Wed 28 Jan

Scott’s Pub, 17 Upper George’s Street, Dun Laoghaire

Endless Rain, Dun Laoghaire’s free spoken word variety show is back, but has moved. The next edition takes place in Scott’s Pub on Wednesday.

The event will feature many literary and comedic talents, including Roisin Kiberd, Daniel Ayiotis and Dave Hynes. The audience will also have a chance to win ‘fabulous’ prizes by testing their wits in The Pun-ger Games.

www.facebook.com/endlessraindl

King Kong Club

20:00, Wed 28 Jan

Mercantile, 28 Dame Street, Dublin 2

The King Kong Club is a weekly music game-show in the Mercantile. Each week 6-7 bands/solo artists play three songs each. At the end of all the performances a clap-off with the King Kong Club Clap-o-Meter takes place and the winner goes through to a semi-final and it all culminates after six months of competition with The Grand Final, held in front of a panel of celebrity judges.

Check the Facebook Page below for the line-up.

www.facebook.com/TheKingKongClubDublin

Anseo Comedy Club

20:30, Wed 28 Jan

Anseo, 18 Camden Street Lower, Dublin 2

The Anseo Comedy Club, run by comedian Aidan Killian, takes place every Wednesday in Anseo (upstairs).

Admission is free, donations are welcome.

www.facebook.com/StandUpComedyClub

The Song Room (open mic)

20:30, Wed 28 Jan

The Globe, 11 South Great George’s Street, Dublin 2

“The Song Room” is another open mic event. It takes place in The Globe in George’s Street at 20:30 every Wednesday.

www.theglobe.ie/events

The Zodiac Sessions (open mic)

20:30, Wed 28 Jan

Bruxelles, Harry Street, Dublin 2

“The Zodiac Sessions” is a regular open mic event from 20:30 in Bruxelles (between Grafton Street and Westbury Hotel) for unsigned musicians. Admission is free and there is a different line-up every week.

www.facebook.com/zodiacsessions

Bad Boy Jake

21:00, Wed 28 Jan

Gypsy Rose Blues & Rock Bar, 5 Aston Quay, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Bad Boy Jake are every Wednesday in the Gypsy Rose Rock & Blues Bar playing their rock, blues and American.

www.dublinsessions.ie/gypsy.html

Los Paradiso – Gig

21:00, Wed 28 Jan

Leeson Lounge, 148 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4

Los Paradiso are playing Rockabilly, Tex Mex, Western Swing, Surf in the Leeson Lounge. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated.

www.facebook.com/pages/The-Leeson-Lounge/114810058553792

Singer Songwriter Night – Mother Reilly’s

21:00, Wed 28 Jan

Mother Reillys, 26/28 Upper Rathmines Road, Rathmines, Dublin 6

Every Wednesday a Singer Songwriter Night will take place in Mother Reilly’s in Rathmines. This is YOUR chance to show everyone what you can do, alternatively you can just listen to the talented Singer/Songwriters. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/motherreillysADMIN

Jazz Pigs – Gig

21:30, Wed 28 Jan

4 Dame Lane, Dame Lane, Dublin 2

The Jazz Pigs with a classic multi-brass front line play a mix of Lounge, lively sixties Jazz and driving Funk. Every Wednesday downstairs in 4 Dame Lane. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/dublinjazzpigs

Trad Session

21:30, Wed 28 Jan

Hedigan’s (The Brian Boru), 4 Prospect Road, Phibsborough, Dublin 11

Traditional Irish Music Session in Hedigan’s (The Brian Boru) in Phibsborough from 21:30 every Wednesday. If you play an instrument you are especially welcome (all levels are welcome).

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The Green Door Market

09:30 – 16:00, Thu 29 Jan

18 Newmarket, Dublin 8

The Green Door Market is a new indoor food/Farmer’s Market that takes place just a few doors down from the Dublin Food Co-op at Newmarket in Dublin 8. Admission is free.

Opening hours are Thu-Fri 12:00-19:00 and Sat 09:30-16:00.

www.facebook.com/thegreendoordublin

Dealing with Complexity in Post-Recession Ireland – Seminar

10:00 – 16:00, Thu 29 Jan

DIT, Bolton Street, Dublin 1

The International Futures Forum invites to a day long seminar entitled “Dealing with Complexity in Post-Recession Ireland”.

All details are on the Eventbrite website below.

At the time of writing this, there was still a small number of tickets available. Admission is free and donations are appreciated.

www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/dealing-with-complexity-in-post-recession-ireland-tickets-15149765356?ref=devg

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Thu 29 Jan

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

The National Gallery has an extensive programme of free talks, public tours and Art Documentary screenings focusing on highlights of the European and Irish Collection every day of the week. Check their website for details.

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Lunchtime Recital: Erin Dollard (soprano)

13:00, Thu 29 Jan

Central Library, Ilac Shopping Centre, Henry Street, Dublin 1

Erin Dollard (soprano) will be in the Central Library for a lunchtime recital. Her repertoire will include a mix of arias, lieder and light classics. Admission is free.

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-culture-dublin-city-public-libraries-and-archive-events/lunchtime-recital-spanish

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Images of Demons in Persianate Pictorial Tradition – Lecture

13:10, Thu 29 Jan

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

The lunchtime lecture “Speaking of the Devil: Images of Demons (divs) in the Persianate Pictorial Tradition” with Dr Francesca Leoni (Yousef Jameel Curator of Islamic Art, Ashmorlean Museum of Art and Archaeology, University of Oxford) will take place on Thursday.

Admission is free and no booking required.

www.cbl.ie/Programme—Events/Events-Schedule.aspx

Line of Descent – A new Comedy

16:00, Thu 29 Jan

New Theatre, 43 East Essex St, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

This event is listed as a New Theatre’s New Writing Play Readings, but the time slot is unusual:

“Line of Descent” by William McCauley will be on on Thursday at 16:00 and the description says

“A deluded would-be architect and a fraudulent teacher, assisted by various eccentric hangers-on, battle to gain control of a large family trust. Identity is fluid, and people are never who they seem to be in this scathingly witty farcical satire.”

Admission is free, but booking is required.

www.thenewtheatre.com/tnt_php/scripts/page/reading.php?reading_id=38

Temple Bar Trad Fest

17:30, Thu 29 Jan

Temple Bar, Dublin 2

From 28 Jan until 01 Feb the 10th Temple Bar Trad Fest will take place. There are lots of events throughout the 5 days. There are non-free headline gigs and there are also lots and lots of free ticketed events with the highlight of the Frontrow Sessions with well known trad performers and a range of other free events (see at the end of this mail). In addition there is a “Music Trail” in 14 pubs in Temple Bar with free trad music from Wednesday until Sunday.

The festival is hugely popular and ALL events will book out, so check availability asap if you want to go any of the events.

The complete list of events is here www.templebartrad.com/events/ and individual free events are listed below:

The Frontrow Session events with well known performers are: frontrowsessions.tickets.ie/ and
the Music Trail is listed here www.templebartrad.com/event/tradfest-music-trail/

Other free events are:
Sat 31 Jan: A Ceili House (RTE Radio 1) live broadcast will take place: www.templebartrad.com/event/ceili-house-live/
Sun 01 Feb: Candlemas Procession in Christ Church Cathedral: www.templebartrad.com/event/candlemas-procession/

Workshops and activities:
www.templebartrad.com/event/celebrating-tradition/ (Wed 28 Jan)
www.templebartrad.com/event/banjo-workshop/ (Sat 31 Jan)
www.templebartrad.com/event/bodhran-experience/ (Sat 31 Jan)
Lunchtime gig with Bray Gospel Choir on Sun 01 Feb: www.templebartrad.com/event/bray-gospel-choir/
Family Concerts at City Hall on Sat 31 Jan+Sun 01 Feb: www.templebartrad.com/event/family-concerts-at-city-hall/

For kids:
www.templebartrad.com/event/childvision-petting-farm/ (Sat 31 Jan + Sun 01 Feb)
www.templebartrad.com/event/clayotic-workshop/ (Sat 31 Jan + Sun 01 Feb)

www.templebartrad.com

Beerhouse Beerfest

18:00, Thu 29 Jan

The Beerhouse, 84.5 Capel Street, Dublin 1

The Beerhouse is inviting to the first beerfest in 2015. From Thursday 29 Jan until Sunday 08 Feb, they will have live bands, beer sampling and other special events, night after night. Admisson is free.

www.beerhousedublin.com/

Brazilian Dance – Forró

18:00, Thu 29 Jan

D-One Bar, 89 Capel Street, Dublin 1

A weekly Forro Night (Brazilian Dance) with a Forro Live Band takes place in the D-One Bar & Brazilian Grill every Thursday.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/donebardublin

Spanish Film Screening: Todo lo que tú quieras

18:00, Thu 29 Jan

Instituto Cervantes, Lincoln House, Lincoln Place (near National Gallery), Dublin 2

The film “Todo lo que tú quieras / Anything you want” (2010) by director Achero Manas will be screened (in Spanish with English subtitles). Admission is free.

dublin.cervantes.es/FichasCultura/Ficha98633_16_2.htm

Shane Hegarty (Darkmouth) – Book Signing

18:30, Thu 29 Jan

Eason, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

Shane Hegarty, former Arts Editor for the Irish Times, wrote the children’s fantasy book “Darkmouth” and he will be in Eason’s for a book signing. Admission is free.

www.easonedition.com/book-signing-shane-hegarty-eason-dundrum/

“My Favourites” – Walking Tour – Night Walk

19:00 – 21:00, Thu 29 Jan

Spire, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

“These Are a Few of My Favourite Things” is the title of a Walking Tour that Emily Gallagher will run next Thursday. It will be an Alternative Arts and Culture Trail and she will bring you to “Dublin’s Best Cafes, Bars, Markets, Unusual Stores, Galleries, Theatres, Arts Spaces, and more! And hear some tales you’ve never heard before!”

Meeting point is at the Spire. The tours are free but donations are welcome and booking is required via egaldog@gmail.com or 085-2725095

The Xchange – Language Exchange & Music

19:00, Thu 29 Jan

Slattery’s Bar, 129 Capel Street, Dublin 1

Every Thursday, the Xchange invites to a Language Exchange (19:00-20:30), followed by live music (21:00-23:30) by up and coming local and international artists.

Admission is free and free fingerfood is provided.

www.facebook.com/pages/The-Xchange/1472043553072435

Club Fitness Taster Class – Killester

19:30 – 21:00, Thu 29 Jan

St Brigid’s Boys National School, Howth Road

Club Fitness is a new fitness concept where you dance to music for up to 2.5 hours in a big crowd of people! (You can drop in and out of 15 minute long sessions during the 2.5 hours and you can burn between 300-500 calories per hour.)

On Thursday a free taster class takes place and you are invited to try Club Fitness out. Register your name (and the number of friends you want to bring) at www.clubfitness.ie/events

Check out the location in the Dublin Event Guide web app here, if you read this in the e-mail magazine.

www.clubfitness.ie/

Dimestore Recordings presents

20:00, Thu 29 Jan

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

Dimestore Recordings run a weekly event in Sweeney Mongrel’s with a variety of bands and performers. It starts at 20:00, follow the link for the line up.

www.facebook.com/DimeStoreRecords

Get Folked – Gig Night

20:00, Thu 29 Jan

Grand Social, 35 Lower Liffey Street (near Ha’Penny Bridge), Dublin 1

Get Folked is a new Gig Night in the Grand Social, organised by eat a peach, and the first night has the following line-up:

Let’s Set Sail, Laura and Brady, Johnny Dillon, Harbourmaster

Admission is free.

www.thegrandsocial.ie/event/get-folked/

Trinity College Traditional Music Society – Blarney Inn

20:00, Thu 29 Jan

Blarney Inn / Club Nassau, 1 Nassau Street, Dublin 2

The “Trinity College Traditional Music Society” will play in the Blarney Inn (part of Club Nassau) on

29 January, 12+26 February and 12+26 March

Admission is free.

www.clubnassau.ie/blarney-inn/blarney-inn-events/

Dive Bar Open Mic

21:00, Thu 29 Jan

Turks Head, 27 Parliament St, Dublin 2

The Dive Bar Open Mic Night is a weekly Open Mic night where no performers are prearranged. Just arrive between 20:30 and 21:00 and ask for Conor or Alan to get your name down. The first performance is at 21:00.

Singer songwriters, poets, instrumentalists and comedy and sometimes even bands are invited to perform. All levels of experience welcome.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/divebaropenmic

Max Zaska / Patrick Groenland

21:00, Thu 29 Jan

The International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

The Max Zaska group and the Patrick Groenland group will perform on alternating Thursdays from 21:00 in the International Bar on 23 Wicklow Street.

www.international-bar.com/music.html

Brady’s Fun Pub Quiz

21:30, Thu 29 Jan

Brady’s Pub, 5 Terenure Place, Terenure, Dublin 6

A Fun Pub Quiz takes place in Brady’s in Terenure on Thurs. The quiz will be on every Thursday night in the Lounge at Brady’s. Keith McLoughlin is the Quiz Master.

There will be six rounds of the quiz with picture questions, audio questions and general knowledge questions. Admission to the quiz is free and therr will be free drink vouchers for the winning and runner up teams. (No phones to get answers allowed.)

www.gumtree.ie/a-events-gigs-nightlife/dublin/brady-s-fun-pub-quiz-back-thursday-8th-jan-2015/1001225919300910319322809

Cabin Sessions – Dundrum – Gig

21:30, Thu 29 Jan

Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Rosemount, Dundrum Road, Dublin 14

The Cabin Sessions will take place again with the Cabin Crew with Spats Davenport (guitar), Con Butler (bass), Gerry Fitzpatrick (dobro), Cathy McEvoy (fiddle), Christian Volkmann (harmonica), Dave Hardy (sax/clarinet).

Special guests are Laura Slattery (contemporary), The Flukey Ukes (Ukulele ensemble), Jak Jones (contemporary). Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/pages/The-Cabin-Sessions-Acoustic-Music-at-its-Finest/172602396180287

Left, Right & Centre – Blues+Soul

21:30, Thu 29 Jan

Frank Ryan’s Bar, Queen Street, Smithfield, Dublin 7

Every Thursday “Left Right & Centre” play a mix of blues & soul with a bit of rock&roll.

www.frankryans.com

McNeills Trad Music Pub Sessions

21:30, Thu 29 Jan

J. McNeills, 140 Capel Street, Dublin 7

Every Thursday a free Trad Session takes place in McNeills and often there are high profile Trad musicians performing.

www.facebook.com/McNeillsPubSessions

Thirsty Thursdays – Passion Club

22:00, Thu 29 Jan

Passion, 1 Burgh Quay, O’Connell Bridge, Dublin 2

Thirsty Thursdays are a new club night at Passion Club which started last week. It is a night with low priced drinks and DJs and if you are a regular reader of the Dublin Event Guide, you know that I don’t normally list them because otherwise I would have to list EVERY night in every pub in town. But because it is a new event, it will be included here once, so spread the word and/or remember. :-)

Admission is free.

Passion Club the Nightclub in the Riverbar, which was formerly the Q Bar and is in O’Connell Bridge House on the South Side of O’Connell Bridge. Some call that building the “Heineken Building” because of the advertisement outside.

www.facebook.com/EnjoyThirstyThursdays

Friday 30 Jan

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The Green Door Market

09:30 – 16:00, Fri 30 Jan

18 Newmarket, Dublin 8

The Green Door Market is a new indoor food/Farmer’s Market that takes place just a few doors down from the Dublin Food Co-op at Newmarket in Dublin 8. Admission is free.

Opening hours are Thu-Fri 12:00-19:00 and Sat 09:30-16:00.

www.facebook.com/thegreendoordublin

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Fri 30 Jan

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

The National Gallery has an extensive programme of free talks, public tours and Art Documentary screenings focusing on highlights of the European and Irish Collection every day of the week. Check their website for details.

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Temple Bar Trad Fest

17:30, Fri 30 Jan

Temple Bar, Dublin 2

From 28 Jan until 01 Feb the 10th Temple Bar Trad Fest will take place. There are lots of events throughout the 5 days. There are non-free headline gigs and there are also lots and lots of free ticketed events with the highlight of the Frontrow Sessions with well known trad performers and a range of other free events (see at the end of this mail). In addition there is a “Music Trail” in 14 pubs in Temple Bar with free trad music from Wednesday until Sunday.

The festival is hugely popular and ALL events will book out, so check availability asap if you want to go any of the events.

The complete list of events is here www.templebartrad.com/events/ and individual free events are listed below:

The Frontrow Session events with well known performers are: frontrowsessions.tickets.ie/ and
the Music Trail is listed here www.templebartrad.com/event/tradfest-music-trail/

Other free events are:
Sat 31 Jan: A Ceili House (RTE Radio 1) live broadcast will take place: www.templebartrad.com/event/ceili-house-live/
Sun 01 Feb: Candlemas Procession in Christ Church Cathedral: www.templebartrad.com/event/candlemas-procession/

Workshops and activities:
www.templebartrad.com/event/celebrating-tradition/ (Wed 28 Jan)
www.templebartrad.com/event/banjo-workshop/ (Sat 31 Jan)
www.templebartrad.com/event/bodhran-experience/ (Sat 31 Jan)
Lunchtime gig with Bray Gospel Choir on Sun 01 Feb: www.templebartrad.com/event/bray-gospel-choir/
Family Concerts at City Hall on Sat 31 Jan+Sun 01 Feb: www.templebartrad.com/event/family-concerts-at-city-hall/

For kids:
www.templebartrad.com/event/childvision-petting-farm/ (Sat 31 Jan + Sun 01 Feb)
www.templebartrad.com/event/clayotic-workshop/ (Sat 31 Jan + Sun 01 Feb)

www.templebartrad.com

Beerhouse Beerfest

18:00, Fri 30 Jan

The Beerhouse, 84.5 Capel Street, Dublin 1

The Beerhouse is inviting to the first beerfest in 2015. From Thursday 29 Jan until Sunday 08 Feb, they will have live bands, beer sampling and other special events, night after night. Admisson is free.

www.beerhousedublin.com/

After Work with The Grand Wake

18:30, Fri 30 Jan

The Pint, 28 Eden Quay, Dublin 1

“The Grant Wake” will play in The Pint and will be supported by “Libero”. Admission is free.

Modern Irish Music – ConTempo & Brennan-Cahill Duo

19:00 – 20:30, Fri 30 Jan

Royal Irish Academy of Music, 38 Westland Row, Dublin 2

The Brennan-Cahill Saxophone-Piano Duo and the RTÉ ConTempo String Quartet will present a concert of works by Contemporary Irish Composers. They will perform compositions by Kevin O’Connell, Nick Roth, Eric Sweeney, Deirdre McKay and Matthew Whiteside.

Admission is free, but places are limited and therefore booking is essential on the Eventbrite website here.

www.facebook.com/GavinBrennanSaxophone

Takin’ The Mic Open-Mic Night

19:00 – 21:00, Fri 30 Jan

Irish Writers’ Centre, 19 Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

Takin’ The Mic Open-Mic Night is an open mic night at the Irish Writers’ Centre, taking place one Friday every month. Writers, spoken-word artists and musicians are all welcome to perform in 5 minute slots.

Names of contributors are taken from 19:00, so arrive early if you want to perform, but you can also pre-book your slot and the details are on the website below. Admission is free with a suggested donation of EUR 5. BYOB

This month comedian and writer Tara Flynn is the guest MC.

irishwriterscentre.ie/collections/whats-on-at-the-centre/products/takin-the-mic

Cornucopia – Live Music

19:30 – 21:30, Fri 30 Jan

Cornucopia Café & Restaurant, 19/20 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

Cornucopia Café & Restaurant host live music three evenings a week (Thurs, Fri and Sat). The restaurant is a Wholefood & Vegetarian Restaurant and is open until 22:15.
+ Every second Thursday N.C Lawlor, a songwriter, session player and troubadour plays a mix of country, bluegrass & blues from 19:30-21:30.
+ Every Friday (19:30-21:30) Junshi Murakami plays Irish Harp.
+ Every Saturday (19:30-21:30) Nollaig Mann plays a collection of popular and jazz classics.

www.cornucopia.ie

Bal Folk – European Folk Dance Session

20:00, Fri 30 Jan

Tap Bar, 44 North King Street, Dublin 7

The weekly European Folk Dance Workshop/Session takes place in the Tap Bar every Friday.

The dances are French, Greek, Italian, Hungarian, Polish, Portuguese folk and traditional dances and everybody interested to join in or to learn is welcome. Admission is free, but donations (suggested: EUR 3) are very welcome

www.facebook.com/pages/Njoy-Dancing-Dublin/251213698276941

Dublin Sidewalk Astronomers – IAS Public Star Party

20:00, Fri 30 Jan

Martello Tower Car Park, Sandymount

The Dublin Sidewalk Astronomers meet at the Martello Tower car park in Sandymount for a public star-gazing. Members bring along their telescopes and share the wonders of the night-sky with you. Admission is free.

The event is weather dependent, so check www.irishastrosoc.org/events/events.htm after 18:00 on the night in the case of poor weather, to see if it is going ahead.

www.irishastrosoc.org/events/events.htm

Gin & Juice – Gig

20:00, Fri 30 Jan

The Globe, 11 South Great George’s Street, Dublin 2

Gin & Juice will play in the Globe a free gig on Friday.

www.facebook.com/globe.bar.9

Live in Sin É – Gigs

20:00, Fri 30 Jan

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

A weekly Gig Night in Sin É, organised and presented by Super Happy Fun Times takes place every Friday and admission is free. The line-up can be found on the Facebook Page below.

www.facebook.com/shftimes

Lycan Sessions – Metal Gig Night

20:00, Fri 30 Jan

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

The Lycan Sessions is a new once a month metal night in Whelan’s upstairs venue, celebrating and promoting Irish metal bands.

This Friday the line-up is: Ilenkus and Hexxed

Admission is free.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/the-lycan-sessions-w-ilenkus-hexxed/

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Fri 30 Jan

Stillorgan Orchard, The Hill, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin

The Stillorgan Orchard has live music every Friday and Saturday. Many of the performers are established and very good bands. The upcoming gigs are detailed on the website below. Admission is always free.

www.stillorganorchard.com/live_music.html

Piano Jazz in Candlelight Bar

21:00, Fri 30 Jan

Candlelight Bar, Siam Thai, Dundrum Town Centre, Dundrum, Co. Dublin

Piano Jazz and vocals, performed by Robert Deering.

Admission is free,

www.siamthai.ie/

Ska ‘n’ Reggae with The Bionic Rats

21:00 – 02:30, Fri 30 Jan

Turks Head, 27 Parliament St, Dublin 2

“Ska ‘n’ Reggae” is the theme in the Dive Bar (downstairs in Turks Head) every Friday. The Bionic Rats play live. followed by DJs until late. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/TURKSHEADDUBLIN

Events Coming Up

Songs and Poems of Love – Farmleigh House Ticket Competition

SAt 15 February

Farmleigh House, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

Singer Susan McKeown and poet Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill will perform this “Songs and Poems of Love” programme and Farmleigh Writer-In-Residence Theo Dorgan will conduct them through their own work and the work of some other poets and singers, in Irish and in English.

Admission to the event is free, but is ticketed and to get tickets you need to enter a draw. Winners will get 2 tickets each (only winners will be notified). Send an e-mail to farmleighinfo@opw.ie with the subject “Songs and Poems of Love – 14 Feb”

No deadline for submitting your entry is given, so you better do it now.

www.farmleigh.ie/events/Title,33029,en.html

A Night with Arena – RTE Radio 1 at Farmleigh House – Farmleigh House Ticket Competition

Thursday 12 February

Farmleigh House, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

ARENA is the RTÉ Radio 1 arts programme with reviews and news, live acts and recorded performances, interviews etc about arts in Ireland. The programme is presented by Seán Rocks and Arena will be in Farmleigh House on 12 Feb to record a show in front of a live audience.

You can be part of that life audience and see how the programme is created. If you are interested, send an e-mail to farmleighinfo@opw.ie with the subject “A Night with Arena” and your name will be entered in the draw for two free tickets per winner. (Only winners will be notified.)

A deadline for submitting your entry has not been given, so you better do it soon.

www.farmleigh.ie/events/Title,33028,en.html

Dublin Mountains Partnership – Guided Walks

17+18+24 January + 01 February

Every month the Dublin Mountain Partnership runs free guided walks in the Dublin Mountains on some Saturdays or Sundays during the month. The walks have varying difficulty and duration and the details can be found on the Dublin Mountain Partnership website: www.dublinmountains.ie/news/upcoming_events/?no_cache=1

The next walks take place on 17, 18, 24 January and on 01 February.

All walks are free, but pre-registration is required.

Not free, but interesting nevertheless:

TBA

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Please note: This section contains observations taken from the world I live in that strike me as odd. I express my personal opinion and you might not share it. ;-) If you are easily offended by opinions that are not identical with your own, please don’t read this section and I am VERY serious about that!

Airport Security – You can bring a knife again!

Good news for your granny! There is a good chance that she will be allowed to keep the nail clippers if she takes a plane to go on holidays or visit relatives. And your pocket knife is safe as well as long as the blade is not longer than 6cm!!

In a surprise development the airport security rules were significantly loosened some months ago. You are still now allowed to bring toy guns, harpoons, catapults, tasers, axes, hatchets, razor blades (!), box cutters, swords and sabres, BUT you are not allowed to bring knives and scissors on board of a plane again as long as the blade is less than 6cm long.

It might appear to us odd that this is allowed again, but when you think about it, it is not odd at all, because there has never been a plane hijacking where nail clippers or scissors or mini-knives have been used, so it is off that the nail clipper had been classified as a dangerous weapon in the first place.

AND it is also odd that you are now allowed to bring a (small) knife, but your bottle of water is still not allowed. This is odd because there has never been an attempt to use liquids to cause any harm on board and the alleged “terrorists” that had planned to use weed killer and other chemicals were all released with NO charge because the threat was invented by the British police.

What an odd world we live in!

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