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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 23,000 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 20. August 2016:


Dublin Event Guide 479: India Day, Olympic Fun Fest, Print Fest, Ukulele Hooley, Heritage Week,

DEG Dublin Event Guide (for free events)

No. 479 | 19 August 2016

Subscribers: 24,100

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Hi all!

After last week was the quietest in the summer, this week is probably the busiest week. This is all down to the VAST amount of great Heritage Week events. I included about 40 of them, but had to draw a line then and I only scratched the surface. There are many more and many of them are REALLY interesting. So I strongly suggest that you check out www.heritageweek.ie

Today you already get the final version of the Dublin Event Guide as the first version, there will be no TWO stage publication. I hope that works for you better. It is not easy for me to achieve, but sometimes I manage. ;-)

I have to try something here, so please just ignore this line: ++++++++++

Update on the bills: We still have to find EUR 60 before the end of the month. to cover all the cost. Thanks so much to all supporters! If you can help in any way, your help will also be VERY much appreciated!!! Can YOU help here?

And here is my weekly appeal: The Dublin Event Guide needs your continued help in two areas: Your donations help paying the bills for sending the Dublin Event Guide every week. Just 1 Euro per month (12 Euro per year) would be great, more would be even better. Unfortunately not many subscribers are prepared or able to help, so please don’t rely on others! Your money will be used to pay the monthly EUR 190 bill for sending the newsletter using MailChimp, for webhosting and domain names. I am happy to work 35 hours on the Dublin Event Guide every week without making anything from it, but for the bills I need your help. You can make your donation at www.perfectresults.info/donate.htm using Paypal or CreditCard or send me a mail at dublineventguide@gmail.com if you prefer to pay by bank transfer. Corporate or enterprise sponsors are very welcome too and will get a bundle of benefits as a thank you for their donation, contact me on sponsorship@dublineventguide.com to discuss the details.

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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!

Today’s Feel Good Slot is another quote by Wayne Dyer, who was an American philosopher, self-help author and motivational speaker. He said:

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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 I have a bit of a problem because there are a number of great events that are outdoor events but the weather forecasts don’t seem to favour outdoor events this weekend.

So, should I mention them anyway? I think I will, because you never know when the beaming sun burts through the torrential rain to turn a rotten day into a gorgeous warm day. Oh, you say that NEVER happens? Ah well, I still live in hope! :-P

Some of my recommendations this week:

The People’s Art Exhibition is happening around St. Stephen’s Green on Saturday and Sunday. Great for a stroll on a nice day. India Day is at Farmleigh House on Saturday and the Heritageweek starts with a number of events. On both days the Movies in the Park in Marlay Park come with a great programme of films, but that is an absolute no no when it rains.

On Sunday there is the Olympic Fun Fest and Smithfield Market, but also the Ukulele Hooley in Dun Laoghaire where you will find me. And there is also a (indoor) Printmuseum Family Fun Day.

And if it rains? Go and have a look at eh Science Gallery Exhibition, it is worth it!

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Competitions

Aidan Killian: The Money Shot

01 September – 20:00
Whelan’s, Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Aidan Killian, a passionate, daring, political comedian will record his new comedy show “The Money Shot” at Whelan’s on 01 September. He tackles subjects that many dare not mention such as banking corruption, religion, whistleblowers and conspiracy theories but with enough charm and humour to get away with it. And the Money Shot is his fifth solo show. It is a thought provoking, witty and inspiring show that explores the history of money and how it impacts society.

Tickets are available via www.whelanslive.com/index.php/aidan-killian-the-money-shot/ for EUR 12 (+service charge).

And for three Dublin Event Guide Readers, Aidan made a pair of tickets available. If you want to win a pair of tickets, you need to send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with AKILLIAN in the subject and with your name and phone number in the body of the mail. Your mail has to be with me by Monday 29 August at 12:00.

www.facebook.com/events/282953812082137/

The Sophisticats Vintage Band – Gig – Ticket Competition – Last chance!

25 August – 20:00
Tivoli Backstage, 18-18 Frances Street, Dublin 8

A brand new band, The Sophisticats, with a repertoire from swing to Salsa and with a vintage take even on Pop and Rock songs has emerged and they will have their first event on Thursday 25 August. The band is lead by talented singer Joan Shields and on the drums is Jerry Fehily, both are good friends of mine and supporters of the Dublin Event Guide.

All information about the launch gig on the 25 August is here www.facebook.com/events/306746163003256/ and you can buy tickets (from EUR 6) via the Eventbrite link here.

The Sophisticats have made a pair of Special Tickets available for a Dublin Event Guide reader. This special pair of tickets not only gives you free admission to the gig, but you will also get a choice of Mimosa Cocktail/Alcohol Free Mocktail or 330ml Bottle of Beer (Total value: EUR 24).

If you would like to win this pair of tickets, you need to send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with SOPHISTICATS in the subject and with your name and phone number in the body of the mail. Your mail has to be with me by Tuesday 23 August at 12:00.

And if you are into increasing the odds, then also check out the Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/thesophisticatsvintageband/ where a separate competition might appear soon! ;-)

Kevin Casey – Acoustic Gig – Winners

Fri 19 August – 20:00
Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

Dublin Rock musician and singer Kevin Casey, will perform an acoustic gig in the Workman’s Club on Friday and he will get support from Brew Mbirika (Blue Sun). Kevin’s songs are really good and you can get a taster on his website at www.kevincaseyofficial.com/

Admission is EUR 5 and all proceeds will go to Irish Autism Action. Tickets are available at the door.

Kevin made two pairs of tickets available for a competition in the Dublin Event Guide and the winners were Ann Mullally and Rufina Salmon! Congratulations!

www.facebook.com/events/149971175415094/

Songs from Stage and Screen – Choral Concert – Winners

Friday 19 August – 18:30
Unitarian Church, St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2

Music Matters is a not-for-profit organisation that sets up inclusive community choirs and also choirs for people with dementia, older people, people with disabilities and with the LGBT community. On Friday they are hosting a fundraising concert at which a selection of songs from stage and screens will be sung by Music Matters choirs and the Quincy Choral Society from Massachussetts (USA). Find more details about the event here: www.facebook.com/events/993028344129357/

Tickets are sold at the door or through Eventbrite and they are EUR 16 (or EUR 20 with CD).

Music Matters have asked me if I could help them spreading the word about the concert and they made some pairs of tickets available for a competition. The winenrs were Niamh Bonar and Mary Dargan.

www.musicmatters.ie/

Promote your product or event through a competition!

If you want to reach more than 24,000 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 gear. ;-)

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Heritage Week

This week is Heritage Week and I did my best to include a lot more interesting events, but I had to stop. Heritage Week is brilliant (as long as you like History and Heritage) and you should definitely check out the full programme. Despite having added more than 40 events more than usually, I only scratched the surface, so do have a look at www.heritageweek.ie

New Speed Limits in Dublin? It will affect you even if you don’t drive!

Last chance to make your opinion known:

Dublin City wants to introduce a speed limit of 30 km/h in the whole City Centre between the Grand Canal and the Royal Canal and because that speed limit will also force buses and taxis to crawl along with a speed that is slower than many bicycles go, this will also affect you. And if the “between the canals” limit will go ahead, then Dublin City wants to extend the area further into other parts of Dublin from 2017.

I am totally in favour of a rigorous speed limit near schools (while kids are coming and going, not around the clock!) and in areas with a large amount of pedestrians, but there are MANY other areas where it absolutely does NOT make sense. The AA calls it “absurd”, but importantly is very much in favour of 30 km/h zones if in the right areas.

The main proponent of the 30 km/h speed limit is Green Party councillor Ciaran Cuffe, who was also the loudest anti-busking campaigner in Dublin City Council. The argument of the pro 30km/h side is that it increases the chance of survival for a pedestrian hit by a car significantly, but unfortunately I wasn’t able to find ANY statistics about how many accidents happen between cars and pedestrians in the City Centre every year and if any of them ended with the death of a pedestrian.

You might agree with me, or TOTALLY disagree with me about this speed limit and in BOTH cases you should make your opinion heard by filling in the questionnaire at www.dublincity.ie/speedreview (Check out the two banners at the bottom of the page), or go to the Online Survey directly via this link.

Submissions can be made online until 17:00 on Wednesday 24 August 2016.

RDS Naming rights bought by Laya Healthcare

The renaming continues! After the Point Depot (3Arena), the Grand Canal Theatre (Bord Gais Energy Theatre) and Lansdowne Road Stadium (Aviva Stadium) another venue will officially lose its traditional name and will be named for advertisement and marketing reasons with a brand name. According to the Sunday Business Post, Laya Healthcare will pay EUR 8 mio to put their name on the Leinster Rugby Stadium in the RDS for the next 10 years.

www.businesspost.ie/laya-wins-rds-stadium-sponsorship-rights/

I didn’t get any phone calls yet, but how about the Emirates Dublin Event Guide? Could anyone give THEM a call so that they ring me!? :-P

Summer of Heritage 2016 – Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown

The Summer of Heritage 2016 programme in Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown, is a series of free guided tours running for 10 weeks from 27 June – 04 September. There will be 29 events at locations like Dalkey Castle, Cabinteely House, National Maritime Museum, Monkstown Castle, Deansgrange Cemetery, Blackrock, Milltown, The Metals, Seapoint Martello Tower, Dun Laoghaire, Killiney Hill and there will also be a Maeve Binchy walking tour, a 1916 Graves tour of Deansgrange Cemetery, a 1916 Social History tour of Dún Laoghaire and a 1916 Exhibition in Marlay House.

No other part of Dublin runs such an interesting and extensive heritage programme with plenty of free guided tours, so have a look at the programme on the website here. You find a link on the same site where you can download the full booklet in PDF.

Opportunities

The former “Opportunities” section is now Eventbrite’s section to give recommendations, tips & tricks on how to organise and run good events. Eventbrite is the main sponsor of the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) and their support is very much appreciated! All information in this section is supplied by Eventbrite.

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And if you are looking for free or non-free events, you can find them at www.eventbrite.ie

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.

Voices of Memory – Walk & Talk at sound art installation

30 June – 30 Sept

National War Memorial Gardens, Islandbridge, Dublin 8

Voices of Memory is a riverside sound art installation by Christina Kubisch at the Irish National War Memorial Gardens to remember the more than 49,000 Irish people who died in the First World War. In 1923, these names were published in Irish Memorial Records 1914-1918. Consisting of eight volumes, these records, beautifully designed and illustrated by Irish artist Harry Clarke, are housed nearby in the Irish National War Memorial Gardens.

Almost the entire list of these names was read by volunteers of different ages and accents from across Ireland. The sound installation is based on the flow of these male and female voices playing over the bank of the river.

Admission is free. www.goethe.de/ins/ie/en/ver.cfm?fuseaction=events.detail&event_id=20767264

Dia Dhuit – Group Exhibition

Thurs 18 August – Sat 03 September (Tue-Sat: 13:00-18:00)

The MART Gallery, 190a Rathmines Road Lower, Rathmines, Dublin 6

DIA DHUIT is a group exhibition featuring eight young emerging Irish artists. After recently taking part in the National College of Art and Design (NCAD) Graduate showcase, this is the artists’ first foray into the contemporary art world completely independent of an educational institution.

The artists are Bram Mottiar | Jack Marmion | Christine Roche | Janice Harrington | Geoff Quin | Rachel Doyle | Sean O’Rourke | Stephen Burke.

The exhibition will run until 03 September. The opening night is on Thursday 18 August (18:00-20:00). Admission to exhibition and opening night is free.

www.mart.ie/calendar/dia-dhuit/

Seditious Types, Legacy of the Printers of 1916 – Exhibition

07 May – September (Mon-Fri 09:00-17:00, Sat+Sun 14:00-17:00, closed bank holiday weekends)

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

The exhibition “Seditious Types – Legacy of the Printers of 1916″ will explore the role of printers active in 1916 and the central role of printed media in shaping the image and meaning of the Easter Rising.

Politics and the print industry had a complex relationship in 1916 Ireland. As a commercial sector the print industry produced vast amounts of stationary and advertising for the main political parties and the British administration. This often resulted in material from varying political points of view being produced in the same printing shops. However, a number of print shops were associated with the Gaelic League and the nationalist literary movement. This group of printers actively published works which would not have been printed by the mainstream printers of the time, including works by Yeats, Synge and O’Casey. In recognition of the power of print to inform and win public opinion, a nationalist print counter-culture existed in the form of journals, pamphlets and books. This ‘mosquito press’ circulated mainly in Dublin among radical political activists. In the case of the more seditious groups and individuals, small printing presses were often established in secret locations. By 1916 many of the key political activists were printers, compositors and editors.

Find out more details here.

Ireland’s Main Street, 1625-1925: An Architectural History

20-31 August – (Mon-Sat 10:00-18:00, Sun 12:00-17:00)

City Assembly House, 58 South William Street, Dublin 2

The Irish Georgian Society is reopening its exhibition “Ireland’s Main Street, 1625-1925: An Architectural History”. If you missed it during its run in March/April of this year, this is your chance to see it again during National Heritage Week.

“From Drogheda via Sackville to O’Connell Street; the evolution of Dublin’s premier street is explored in this exhibition showing the changes on the street over 300 years. With an emphasis on the late Georgian residential, late Victorian commercial and the huge rebuild following the 1916 rising, this exhibition aims to offer a broad view of the architecture and planning of an iconic street.”

www.facebook.com/events/160926337667730/

Little Stories, Little Prints – Exhibition

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Libraries in Dublin

Fifty Printmakers from eight printmaking studios around Ireland were invited by The Leinster Printmaking Studio, Clane, Co. Kildare to create ‘little prints’ on ‘little known events or incidents’ during or around the time of the 1916 Rising and the exhibition will tour the Dublin Libraries in 2016.

Each library displaying the exhibition will host a workshop in basic printmaking. Participants will be invited to illustrate an incident/artefact of their choice. A small selection of the resulting work may be added to the website and may be included in the display in the library. Please check with the library for date and time of their respective workshop.

The schedule for 2016 is

+ March and April 2016 – Central Library
+ May 2016 – Rathmines Library
+ June 2016 – Walkinstown Library
+ November 2016 – Dublin City Library and Archive
+ December 2016 -Finglas Library

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

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Car Boot Sales – Tallaght – CANCELLED

08:00 – 12:00, Sat 20 Aug

Tallaght Stadium, Whitestown Way, Tallaght, Co. Dublin

PLEASE NOTE The Tallaght Car Boot Sale will NOT take place this week because a football match will be in the stadium later in the day. The market will be back next week.

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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/

National Heritage Week

09:00, Sat 20 Aug

Various locations in Dublin and Dun Laoghaire

The National Heritage Week is around the corner! It is a week long festival (20-28 August) that will build awareness and education about our heritage, its conservation and preservation. There will be more than 2000 events all over Ireland and hundreds of them are in Dublin.

From guided tours via concerts and talks to Family events, it will be a very busy week for anybody who is interested in Heritage or at least has an open mind. Most events are free, but a good few need booking, so have a look at the long events list if you get a chance and select what is suitable for you: www.heritageweek.ie/whats-on

Printed event guides/books will be available from Tourist Information Centres, for example the Dublin Tourist Office in Suffolk Street, but also from museums, OPW sites and libraries.

And in addition you download the PDF version here:

+ Dublin City: www.heritageweek.ie/wp-content/uploads/pdfs/hw-dublin-dublincity.pdf
+ Fingal (North Dublin): www.heritageweek.ie/wp-content/uploads/pdfs/hw-dublin-fingal.pdf
+ South Dublin County: www.heritageweek.ie/wp-content/uploads/pdfs/hw-dublin-couthdublincounty.pdf
+ Dun Laoghaire: www.heritageweek.ie/wp-content/uploads/pdfs/hw-dublin-dun-laoighire.pdf

I will include a number of individual events separately as well, but will not be able to include ALL events, so please check the full programme via the links above!

www.heritageweek.ie/

Honest2Goodness Food Market

09:30 – 16:00, Sat 20 Aug

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

Park Runs: Malahide, Cabinteely, Shanganah, Marlay, Raheny

09:30 – 13:00, Sat 20 Aug

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.

A whole range of Parkruns take place every week (and if you know some more, please tell me):
+ Malahide Park, Dublin Road, Malahide, Co. Dublin
+ Cabinteely Park, Old Bray Road, Cabinteely, Dublin 18
+ Shanganagh Park, Shankill, Co. Dublin
+ Marlay Park, Grange Road, Rathfarnham, Dublin, Co. Dublin
+ St. Anne’s Park, Raheny, Dublin 5
+ Father Collins Park, Donaghmeade/Clongriffin, Dublin 13
+ Tymon Park, Tallaght, Dublin 24

www.parkrun.ie/

SuperNatural Food Market

09:30 – 15:30, Sat 20 Aug

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 20 Aug

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 20 Aug

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

Dublin City Hall – Free Admission

10:00 – 17:15, Sat 20 Aug

City Hall, Dame Street, Dublin 2

Dublin City Hall has a museum/exhibition in the basement, called “The Story of the Capital”, it is an exhibition that you should definitely check out at some stage.

To celebrate the Easter Rising Anniversary, admission to that exhibititon is free for the whole year!!

Opening hours are Monday-Saturday 10:00-17:15.

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-recreation-culture-cityhall/exhibition

Frank Duffy 10 mile Road Race

10:00, Sat 20 Aug

Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

The Frank Duffy 10 mile Road Race is one of the training runs in the run up to the Marathon in October. It takes place on Saturday and will be entirely in Phoenix Park. You can cheer the runners on AND you should avoid Phoenix Park at least until around 12:30, better until 13:30.

sseairtricitydublinmarathon.ie/race/frank-duffy-10-mile/

Heritage Week at St. Patrick’s Cathedral

10:00, Sat 20 Aug

St. Patrick’s Cathedral, St. Patrick’s Close, Dublin 8

St. Patrick’s Cathedral is offering an absolutely outstanding programme of events for Heritage Week. They really pulled out all the stops and have something for everybody. There will be Organ Recitals, Bell Ringing, Jazz performances. Classical recitals and Talks & Tours. And everything is completely free (some events do require booking)!

+++ Organ Recitals: The Wondrous Machine
Saturdays during Heritage week at 18.15. Two free recitals showcasing the Cathedral’s mighty organ during Heritage Week. The organ is widely regarded as the finest instrument in Ireland and all the performance action will be relayed on a giant screen in the crossing. These recitals will appeal to organ nerds and novices alike.
20 August: David Leigh Performs The Everlasting Crown
27 August: Martina Smyth

+++ Bellringing Tours
Saturday 20 and 27 at 10.00, 12.00, 14.00, 16.00
Each tour will last about 45 minutes and will include a demonstration on six bells. Participants must be over 12 years of age, physically fit, and comfortable in tight spaces. Registration essential

+++ Music for Lunch at 13:15
This summer’s Music for Lunch recital series features another great lineup of musicians performing a mixture of classical and traditional repertoire in the intimate surroundings of the Cathedral’s recently refurbished Lady Chapel. Free entry at the order gate.
22 August: Jonathan Lycett and Stuart Nicholson
23 August: Sarah Busfield and Victoria Green
24 August: Mary Nolan and Harry Carpendale
25 August: Anne Murnaghan and Stuart Nicholson
26 August: Judith Lyons and Martina Smyth

+++ Rush Hour Recitals at 18:15
Escape rush-hour with a great lineup of performances (a mixture of classical and jazz) including singer Suzanne Savage, a jazz-infused organ recital given by Cathedral organist David Leigh, and The Crux Vocal Ensemble & Saxophonist Natalia McGough fusing ancient chant with a little jazz.
22 August:Natalia McGough and Barbara Dunne
23 August:David Leigh Jazz Organ
24 August:Stuart Nicholson and Jonathan Lycett
25 August:Crux Vocal Ensemble and Natalia McGough
26 August:Suzanne Savage

+++ Talks and Tours
Booking essential for all talks and tours. All talks start at 19.30 except where otherwise noted.
22 August: Albert Fenton, “A Motive Force: Women in the Church of Ireland and the Easter Rising.”
23 August: Eoin C. Bairéad, “Where were the Liberties?”
24 August:Gavan Woods, “Cathedral Conservation & Restoration”
25 August at 11.00: Linda Taylor, “The Forgotten Parish of St Luke’s”
25 August: James Howley, “The Deanery of Saint Patrick’s Cathedral”

+++ Free tours of the Cathedral
22, 23, 24, 25, and 26 August at 16.00
Join the Cathedral guides for a free tour of the Cathedral

www.stpatrickscathedral.ie/event/heritage-week-2016/

Irish International Jugger Tournament 2016

10:00 – 16:00, Sat 20 Aug

Wanderers Football Club, 65a Merrion Road, Dublin 4

Jugger is a sport inspired by the 1989 movie “The Salute of the Jugger” created by the man behind Blade Runner, it was especially invented for the film. Around the world people thought it looked class and should be a real sport, so they created clubs.

The Irish Jugger clubs in Ireland are hosting an International Jugger Tournament this weekend on Saturday and Sunday in the Wanderers Rugby Club. Come and check this unusual sport and the colourful teams from around the world including Australia, Canada, America, Germany, Spain battle it out in a two day tournament that will be very different to a GAA or soccer match.

Admission for spectators is free.

If you have never heard of Jugger, you can watch some You Tube clips, but I didn’t find a single one that really captures the sport well. I am not an expert, but my understanding is that there is a jugg (a dog’s skull or imitation thereof) and a base at each side of the field. There is ONE runner (Kwik) in each team and only he is allowed to carry the jugg and his job is to bring it to the base on his side to score points. All other battling players (enforcers) are equipped with different type of weapons and are there to protect the Kwik from the opponents. I am sure I got a few things wrong, but if you go to the event on Saturday and/or Sunday, you will find out more. ;-)

www.facebook.com/events/1633525033560976/

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 20 Aug

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/

Marlay Park Market

10:00 – 16:00, Sat 20 Aug

Marlay Park, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16

The County Council Market (CoCo) in Marlay Park is taking place every Saturday and Sunday. You will find a wide range of products. There will be food to eat there and food to cook at home but also crafts and arts and books and lots more.

www.dlrcoco.ie/markets

Temple Bar Markets

10:00 – 16:30, Sat 20 Aug

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 20 Aug

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/

India Day – Farmleigh House

11:00 – 17:00, Sat 20 Aug

Farmleigh House, Castleknock end of Phoenix Park, Dublin 15

India Day is organised by the Indian Communities in Ireland to celebrate India’s Independence. There will be a 6 hour programme with cultural performances (music, song and dance), mindfulness workshops, food stalls, craft exhibition, henna and indian dress and jewellery stands.

A detailed line-up or schedule is not available, so you have to go there to find out what happens when and where, but Farmleigh House and Gardens is compact enough so that you won’t get lost. ;-)

Admission is free.

indiaday.ie/

People’s Art Exhibition

11:00 – 17:00, Sat 20 Aug

St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2

Six times will the “People’s Art 2016″ exhibition take place this year. It is an art exhibition on the rails/fence of St. Stephen’s Green.

(If you want to exhibit at one of the events in the future, check the website for cost and conditions.)

Visiting the People’s Art Exhibition is free and you will be able to admire (and buy) a huge amount of art works. The event starts close to 11:00 and typically finishes around 17:00, it runs from Friday until Sunday with the main activity on Saturday and Sunday.

People’s Art Dublin is a voluntary, part time, non profit making group, brought together by Dublin City Council to promote the visual arts to the public of Dublin. A huge variety of art/paintings are displayed and if the weather is nice it is a great art-filled stroll around Stephen’s Green. Definitely recommended!

www.peoplesart.ie/

Terenure Village Market

11:00 – 16:00, Sat 20 Aug

Bushy Park, Tempelogue Road, Terenure, Dublin 6W

The Terenure Village Market has moved to Bushy Park and is from now on a weekly market.

The market has now grown to 40 stalls offering a whole variety of foods and crafts.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/terenurevillagemarket

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Sat 20 Aug

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

The Meeting on the Turret Stairs – Special Viewing

11:30 – 12:30, Sat 20 Aug

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

The Watercolour painting “The Meeting on the Turret Stairs” is locked away for the most time to preserve it and to protect its vibrant colours from losing their vibrancy. However, on Saturday to celebrate Heritage Week, the painting will be shown for one hour!!

Admission is free, but a timed-ticketing system will be in operation. No advance booking. Tickets are limited and available on the day, from the Information Desk in the Millennium Wing, on a first-come, first-served basis.

www.nationalgallery.ie/en/whatson/Heritage%20Week%202016/MeetingTurretStairs_Aug20.aspx

Ha’penny Flea Market

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 20 Aug

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/

Military Guard Ceremony

12:00 – 13:00, Sat 20 Aug

Merrion Square, Dublin 2

A Ceremonial Military Guard will parade at the site of the “National Memorial to Members of the Defence Forces who died in the Service of the State”, at Merrion Square during July and August. Ceremonies will take place at the pyramid at Merrion Square opposite the back entrance to the Dail, every Saturday from 16 July to 20 August 2015.

Units from different sections of the Defence Forces (Army, Air Corps and Naval Service) will participate in this Military Guard Ceremony to remember their comrades. Every week different units will be involved and the ceremony and the participating units are described on the website below.

www.military.ie/en/info-centre/df-ceremonial/ceremonial-military-guard/

Qigong – Drop-in class – Chester Beatty Library

12:00, Sat 20 Aug

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

Qigong is a traditional Chinese form of meditation coordinating slow flowing movement, deep rhythmic breathing, and a calm state of mind.

Come to this gentle Qigong practice outdoors on the Roof Top Garden of the Library (weather permitting) or indoors with a view of the roof garden. Suitable for all ages.

Admission is free and no booking required, but numbers are limited.

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

SEEING – Science Gallery Exhibition

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 20 Aug

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

The exhibition “SEEING – What are you looking at?” (24 June – 25 Sept 2016) in the Science Gallery is exploring the sensory experience of vision, understanding and perception. It looks at how us human beings see by using eye tracking technology, eye tests and colour perception, but it also shows how machines see and what their limitations are.

It is a great exhibition full of intriguing exhibits, some are very clear, others need some more explanation or you should at least read the explanatory labels that every exhibit has.

Like all Science Gallery exhibitions, SEEING is suitable for all ages with a particular focus on the age group of 15-25, but I would say that children from 10 years of age can understand the whole exhibition if they get some additional explanations and there are even some exhibits that would work for younger children.

When you go to see the exhibition, get help from the Science Gallery mediators! They are helpers (usually students or graduates) that know the whole exhibition inside out and are very happy to help with a lot more information than the little labels at the exhibits can provide. Use their excellent service and it will help you soo much more to have a better experience

The Science Gallery has very visitor friendly opening hours of Tue-Fri 12:00-20:00 and Sat+Sun 12:00-18:00.
Admission is free.

dublin.sciencegallery.com/seeing/

St Catherine’s Church (Liberties) – Heritage Day

12:00 – 15:00, Sat 20 Aug

St. Catherine’s Church, Thomas Street, Dublin 8

St Catherine’s Church on Thomas Street is aone of Dublin’s most elegant 18th century churches and is one of the key landmarks of The Liberties. The present Church stands on a historic site, with evidence of a church at this location back to the 12th century.

As part of Heritage Week, St Catherine’s is hosting a Heritage Day on Saturday. There will be guided tours of the historic church at 13:00 and 14:00 (provisionally). Tea and cakes will be available, as well as exhibits, photos and general information for viewing.

Admission is free.

libertiesdublin.ie/st-catherines-church-heritage-day/

The Icon Walk – Culture & Arts Festival

12:00 – 17:00, Sat 20 Aug

The Icon Walk, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

The Icon Walk in Temple Bar is along Adair Lane and Bedford Lane and there will be an arts festival with Singers, Poets & Musicians this Saturday. The Common Grounds Collective with Lemon Cello, Hatchlings, Navy Cut & many more will contribute.

There will also be guided Icon Walk Tours and Live Painting all day.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/TheIconFactory

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Sat 20 Aug

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/

The Bernard Shaw Flea Market

13:00 – 18:00, Sat 20 Aug

The Bernard Shaw, 12 Richmond Street South, Dublin 8

The Bernard Shaw Flea Market is a weekly market (every Saturday) with approx 16 stalls, music, pizzas from the Big Blue Bus and the Bernard Shaw Garden Bar. Expect vintage clothes, shoes, jewellery, art, records, bric-a-brac and more and DJs will provide the entertainment.

Admission is free.

bodytonicmusic.com/events/the-bernard-shaw-flea-market-1/

“My Favourites” – Dublin City Walking Tour

14:00, Sat 20 Aug

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 every Saturday. It is 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!”

The tours are free but donations are welcome and booking is required via myfavouritesdublincitywalktour@gmail.com or 085-2725095

www.dublincitywalkingtours.com/

Across Africa – A Victorian Adventure – Natural History Family Fun Show

14:00 – 16:30, Sat 20 Aug

National Museum, Kildare Street (Archaeology), Dublin 2

Across Africa is the story of Irishman Dr Thomas Heazle Parke’s journey over one hundred years ago exploring the ‘deepest, darkest Africa’ and all the animals and people he met along the way. It is a natural history family fun show full of adventure, danger and jungle.

The event will take place at 14:00 and again at 15:30.

Admission is free, but places are limited. Booking is required via 01 648 6316. Please note that this event is at the National Museum in Kildare Street. Suitable for Age 8+.

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=3024

Eason Story Time for children

14:00, Sat 20 Aug

Eason, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

Every Saturday a kid’s book will be read in 27 Eason’s stores all over Ireland. In O’Connell Street the reading takes place at 14:00. In the other Eason Stores, the times vary between 11:00 and 15:00 (see website below). Suitable for age 0-6 with their parents.

Admission is free.

www.easonedition.com/event/eason-story-time/?instance_id=8176

Hello Delia Murphy – Talk & Musical Performance

14:00, Sat 20 Aug

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

‘Hello Delia Murphy’ features the songs, story and family photos of the Delia Murphy that recorded Blackbird and ‘The Spinning Wheel’ in 1939. It will be presented and performed by her niece Carmen Cullen, with musical accompaniment by Gerry Anderson.

Admission is free, but booking is required via 01-6777444 Suitable for all ages.

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=3000

Irish National War Memorial Gardens – Guided Tour

14:00, Sat 20 Aug

Irish National War Memorial Gardens, off South Circular Road, Dublin, Islandbridge, Dublin 8

A free guided tour will take place at the National War Memorial at Islandbridge every Saturday at 14:00 until the end of October.

The tour will focus on World War I, in which so many Irishmen died. You will also hear about the main features of the gardens at this tour.

Meeting point is the car park at 14:00. For further information contact 01-8155914.

www.phoenixpark.ie/newsevents/title,36801,en.html

Movies In the Park – Marlay Park

14:00 – 21:00, Sat 20 Aug

Marlay Park, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16

“Movies in the Park” in Marlay Park is a 2-day programme of movie screenings on Sat+Sun at 14:00/16:30/19:00 on each day.

The moveis will be shown on a big 60 square metre LED screen (that’s the size of some 2-bedroom flats in Dublin!).

Admission is free and no tickets are required. Please note that this is an alcohol-free event.

Marlay Park Food Market is open from 11:00-16:00 each day and some vendors will be open until late to provide you with food.

Unfortunately the weather forecast is NOT good for Saturday and mixed for Sunday. I contacted DLR Events and they told me that in case adverse weather will interfere with the plans, they will announce it on their Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/dlrevents-267053835427/ So check that page if you have doubts that it will go ahead.

The planned programme is:

Saturday 20 August
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14:00 How to Train your Dragon (PG) 1hr 38mins
16:30 Inside Out (PG) 1hr 35mins
19:00 Grease (PG) 1hr 50mins

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Sunday 21 August
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14:00 Minions (PG) 1hr 31mins
16:30 Tangled (PG) 1hr 40mins
19:00 Sleepless in Seattle (PG) 1hr 45 mins

events.dlrcoco.ie/event/movies-park

Caravaggio and his Followers – Talk

15:00 – 15:30, Sat 20 Aug

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

The talk “Caravaggio and his Followers” is part of a free lecture series taking a closer look at different pieces of the National Gallery’s collection.

Admission is free and no booking required.

www.nationalgallery.ie/en/whatson/Talks/Caravaggio_20August.aspx

Fosse Singers – Concert

19:30, Sat 20 Aug

Unitarian Church, 112 St. Stephen’s Green West, Dublin 2

The Fosse Singers from Leicestershire will come to Dublin and perform a concert in The Unitarian Church on Saturday 20 August. They will siong popular hits and songs from musicals by Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, Lennon&McCartney, Bernstein and many more,

Admission is free, but your donation for the Dublin Simon Community after the concert will be much appreciated.

www.dublinunitarianchurch.org/events/

Saturday Night Live – The Wine Cave

20:00 – 22:30, Sat 20 Aug

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

This is a weekly Saturday night live music event event downstairs in the Wine Cave of KC Peaches Cafe. Food will be served until 21:30 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

The Rockets – Gig

20:00, Sat 20 Aug

Harbour Bar, 1 Strand Road, Bray, Co. Wicklow

The Rockets are playing a live gig in the Harbour Bar.

Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/the-rockets1

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Sat 20 Aug

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/specials/

The Dublin City Rounders – Gig

21:00, Sat 20 Aug

The Mezz, 24/25 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

The Dublin City Rounders will play their Oldtimey, Americana and Western Swing at this gig in the Mezz.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/284639031905736/

Rolland Merguez – Funk & Soul Gig

22:30, Sat 20 Aug

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

The Rolland Merguez 13-piece French Brass band will take over Whelan’s for four nights, playing funk and soul covers (Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, James Brown, etc.) and even some reggae music.

Admission to all four gigs is free (on Saturday only until 22:30 with the gig starting at 23:00).

The gigs are:
Sat 20 Aug: 23:00 (free before 22:30)
Sun 21 Aug: 21:00
Mon 22 Aug: 21:00
Wed 24 Aug: 21:00

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/live-from-the-window-w-rolland-merguez/

Electric Ape – Blues/Rock Gig

23:30, Sat 20 Aug

The Mezz, 24/25 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

The 3-piece Blues/Rock band “Electric Ape” will perform in The Mezz.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/175526582870513/

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Car Boot Sales – Ballymun

08:00 – 13:00, Sun 21 Aug

Trinity Comprehensive Secondary School, Ballymun Road, Ballymun, Dublin 9

In addition to the Saturday Car Boot Sale in Tallaght, Irish Car Boot Sales run a weekly Sunday Car Boot Sales in Ballymun.

Admission for buyers is free.

www.facebook.com/irishcarboot

National Heritage Week

09:00, Sun 21 Aug

Various locations in Dublin and Dun Laoghaire

The National Heritage Week is around the corner! It is a week long festival (20-28 August) that will build awareness and education about our heritage, its conservation and preservation. There will be more than 2000 events all over Ireland and hundreds of them are in Dublin.

From guided tours via concerts and talks to Family events, it will be a very busy week for anybody who is interested in Heritage or at least has an open mind. Most events are free, but a good few need booking, so have a look at the long events list if you get a chance and select what is suitable for you: www.heritageweek.ie/whats-on

Printed event guides/books will be available from Tourist Information Centres, for example the Dublin Tourist Office in Suffolk Street, but also from museums, OPW sites and libraries.

And in addition you download the PDF version here:

+ Dublin City: www.heritageweek.ie/wp-content/uploads/pdfs/hw-dublin-dublincity.pdf
+ Fingal (North Dublin): www.heritageweek.ie/wp-content/uploads/pdfs/hw-dublin-fingal.pdf
+ South Dublin County: www.heritageweek.ie/wp-content/uploads/pdfs/hw-dublin-couthdublincounty.pdf
+ Dun Laoghaire: www.heritageweek.ie/wp-content/uploads/pdfs/hw-dublin-dun-laoighire.pdf

I will include a number of individual events separately as well, but will not be able to include ALL events, so please check the full programme via the links above!

www.heritageweek.ie/

Belgard Weekend Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 21 Aug

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

Farmleigh House Plant Fair

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 21 Aug

Farmleigh House, Castleknock end of Phoenix Park, Dublin 15

At the yearly Farmleigh House Plant Fair, a wide variety of specialist growers from all over Ireland will have an extensive range of special & exotic plants for sale. Celebrity gardener Marie Staunton will give a variety of gardening talks and the Food & Craft Market will also take place. There will also be a children’s garden area with games & a variety of art workshops.

The St. James Brass & Reed Band will play in the Farmleigh House Bandstand from 14:00-16:00.

Admission is free.

farmleigh.ie/events/Title,36722,en.html

Irish International Jugger Tournament 2016

10:00 – 16:00, Sun 21 Aug

Wanderers Football Club, 65a Merrion Road, Dublin 4

Jugger is a sport inspired by the 1989 movie “The Salute of the Jugger” created by the man behind Blade Runner, it was especially invented for the film. Around the world people thought it looked class and should be a real sport, so they created clubs.

The Irish Jugger clubs in Ireland are hosting an International Jugger Tournament this weekend on Saturday and Sunday in the Wanderers Rugby Club. Come and check this unusual sport and the colourful teams from around the world including Australia, Canada, America, Germany, Spain battle it out in a two day tournament that will be very different to a GAA or soccer match.

Admission for spectators is free.

If you have never heard of Jugger, you can watch some You Tube clips, but I didn’t find a single one that really captures the sport well. I am not an expert, but my understanding is that there is a jugg (a dog’s skull or imitation thereof) and a base at each side of the field. There is ONE runner (Kwik) in each team and only he is allowed to carry the jugg and his job is to bring it to the base on his side to score points. All other battling players (enforcers) are equipped with different type of weapons and are there to protect the Kwik from the opponents. I am sure I got a few things wrong, but if you go to the event on Saturday and/or Sunday, you will find out more. ;-)

www.facebook.com/events/1633525033560976/

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 21 Aug

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

Magazine Fort – Guided Tour

10:00 – 16:30, Sun 21 Aug

Magazine Fort, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

The Magazine Fort in Phoenix Park is unusually neglected and at the same time unusually rich in history. Many have seen it as a barred off concrete fortress in a corner of Phoenix Park and even more don’t even know or have forgotten that it exists. The old Phoenix House, the home of the British Viceroy, was on the site where the fort was built from the early 17th century and then in 1734 the Fort was built and extended in 1801.

In 1916 the Fort was raided by the rebels who expected to find a lot of explosives there, but found the Fort nearly empty. In 1939 the IRA raided the Fort and stole more than a million rounds of ammunition, but most of it was recovered over the following weeks.

Since 1988, the Irish Army doesn’t use the Fort anymore and gave it back to the Office of Public Works (OPW), but not much good has happened to the Fort in the last 28 years (!!) and there were numerous speculations about the reasons for that.

Finally, this year, there will be guided tours at the Fort for three months from 31 July until the end of October. The tours take place on Sundays and Fridays at 10:00, 12:00 and 14:30 and only 20 places are available on each tour.

Tickets are available at the Phoenix Park Visitor Centre on a first come, first served basis and can not be pre-booked. A shuttle bus will bring the ticket holders to the Fort.

I definitely want to visit the Magazine Fort, so you will find me in the queue at some stage.

www.phoenixpark.ie/visitorinformation/magazinefort/#d.en.36668

Marlay Park Market

10:00 – 16:00, Sun 21 Aug

Marlay Park, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16

The County Council Market (CoCo) in Marlay Park is taking place every Saturday and Sunday. You will find a wide range of products. There will be food to eat there and food to cook at home but also crafts and arts and books and lots more.

www.dlrcoco.ie/markets

Merrion Square Open Air Gallery

10:00 – 18:30, Sun 21 Aug

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/

Brocante Furniture & Vintage Market

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 21 Aug

Green Door Market, 18 Newmarket, Dublin 8

The Brocante Market will take place on Sunday. It is a collection of antiques, furniture, vintage jewellery, collectables and curiosities from the past and present, second-hand, refurbished, antique and hand-crafted stuff for your house and garden. If you are an interior designer or just have and eye for style and are looking for a special piece or maybe a bargain then this is the market for you. The market is held every 3rd Sunday of the month.

Admission is free.

And while you are there, also have a look at the Arts & Crafts Market “Rumble in the Jumble” on the other side of Teelings Distillery in the Food-Coop.

www.facebook.com/thebrocantemarket

Drumcondra Village Market

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 21 Aug

Arts and Business Campus, 40 Drumcondra Road Lower

The Drumcondra Village Market is an arts and crafts fair in the centre of Drumcondra. There will be Food Stalls, Flea Market, Vintage Clothing, Arts&Crafts and a Pop-Up Record Store.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/DrumcondraVillageMarket

Dun Laoghaire Market

11:00 – 16:00, Sun 21 Aug

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 21 Aug

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

People’s Art Exhibition

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 21 Aug

St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2

Six times will the “People’s Art 2016″ exhibition take place this year. It is an art exhibition on the rails/fence of St. Stephen’s Green.

(If you want to exhibit at one of the events in the future, check the website for cost and conditions.)

Visiting the People’s Art Exhibition is free and you will be able to admire (and buy) a huge amount of art works. The event starts close to 11:00 and typically finishes around 17:00, it runs from Friday until Sunday with the main activity on Saturday and Sunday.

People’s Art Dublin is a voluntary, part time, non profit making group, brought together by Dublin City Council to promote the visual arts to the public of Dublin. A huge variety of art/paintings are displayed and if the weather is nice it is a great art-filled stroll around Stephen’s Green. Definitely recommended!

www.peoplesart.ie/

Rumble in the Jumble – Market

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 21 Aug

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

The Arts & Craft + Bric ‘n’ Brac Market “Rumble in the Jumble” will take place in the Food Co-op.

Admission is free.

And while you are there, also have a look at the Brocante Market (Vintage, Retro, Salvage and Antiques) on the other side of Teelings Distillery.

www.facebook.com/events/1804890529797628/

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Sun 21 Aug

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 21 Aug

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/

Guided Walks – Botanic Gardens

12:00 – 15:30, Sun 21 Aug

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

Every Sunday, the National Botanic Gardens invite to two guided walks. The first one is at 12:00 and the second one at 14:30.

Admission is free.

www.botanicgardens.ie/educ/info.htm

Heritage Week: Printfest Family Fun Day

12:00 – 16:00, Sun 21 Aug

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

At the Printfest Family Fun Day, discover what life was like for a young apprentice working in the traditional print industry by coming to the Print Museum for an afternoon of printing activities suitable for all the family.

The Print Museum is a great place that many don’t know about or don’t have on their Radar. Check it out, especially if you have kids, most kids love printing and creating and at this Family Fun Day there is a lot to see, do and learn.

Admission is free.

www.nationalprintmuseum.ie/

Olympic Fun Fest

12:00 – 17:00, Sun 21 Aug

Smithfield Plaza, Dublin 7

The Olympic Fun Fest (brought to you by Dublin City Council) will celebrate Brazil and the Olympic Games.

Join the dance classes with MaSamba Samba School or just watch their dance demonstrations. There will also be street games (including basketball shoot out, sumo wrestling inflatable ring, bouncy boxing ring, soccer penalty shoot out and giant jenga) and food stalls.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1756872321222193/

SEEING – Science Gallery Exhibition

12:00 – 18:00, Sun 21 Aug

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

The exhibition “SEEING – What are you looking at?” (24 June – 25 Sept 2016) in the Science Gallery is exploring the sensory experience of vision, understanding and perception. It looks at how us human beings see by using eye tracking technology, eye tests and colour perception, but it also shows how machines see and what their limitations are.

It is a great exhibition full of intriguing exhibits, some are very clear, others need some more explanation or you should at least read the explanatory labels that every exhibit has.

Like all Science Gallery exhibitions, SEEING is suitable for all ages with a particular focus on the age group of 15-25, but I would say that children from 10 years of age can understand the whole exhibition if they get some additional explanations and there are even some exhibits that would work for younger children.

When you go to see the exhibition, get help from the Science Gallery mediators! They are helpers (usually students or graduates) that know the whole exhibition inside out and are very happy to help with a lot more information than the little labels at the exhibits can provide. Use their excellent service and it will help you soo much more to have a better experience

The Science Gallery has very visitor friendly opening hours of Tue-Fri 12:00-20:00 and Sat+Sun 12:00-18:00.
Admission is free.

dublin.sciencegallery.com/seeing/

Smithfield Market Fair

12:00 – 18:00, Sun 21 Aug

Generator Hostel, Smithfield Square, Dublin 7

The Smithfield Market Fair will take place again in the Generator Hostel at Smithfield Plaza.

There will be over 40 market stalls will be selling Vintage Clothes, Food, Vinyl records, Contemporary Arts, Jewellery pieces and more. Live Music, DJs, sports screenings and possibly also a film screening will provide the entertainment.

Admission is free.

And this weekend is also the Olympic Fun Fest on Smithfield Plaza, so you get two events for the price of one! ;-)

www.facebook.com/events/1719194948332777/

Ukulele Hooley 2016

12:00 – 19:00, Sun 21 Aug

People’s Park, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

This is the 7th year of this great Ukulele Festival in Dun Laoghaire. It is a two day event, but the main event for you and me is on Sunday. On Saturday there are Ukulele workshops and a (non-free) Open Mic event in the Haddington Hotel (formerly Kingston Hotel).

And then the big and free event on Sunday is the Ukulele Hooley Concert in the People’s Park in Dun Laoghaire. From mid-day until evening there will be Irish and International Ukulele bands and soloists playing non-stop. At the same time the Dun Laoghaire Food Market is happening in People’s Park so that you can keep yourself fed.

It is a really great festival, full of positivity and good spirits. And I can tell you that these spirits have been tested in the last few years when the weather gods had an exceptionally bad weather programme sent to Dun Laoghaire! I was there and despite torrential rain, the Ukulele players kept going and going with good humour and a big smile on their face.

I will be in Dun Laoghaire again this year and definitely recommend the Ukulele Hooley!

The line-up for the day is here.

ukulelehooley.com/

Arbour Hill Cemetery Tour

14:00, Sun 21 Aug

Arbour Hill Cemetery, Arbour Hill, Dublin 7

As part of the 1916-2016 Centenary Commemorations, a free tour will take at Arbour Hill Cemetery every Sunday at 14:00. (from March until end of October).

No booking necessary. The meeting point is at the 1916 Memorial Wall towards the back of the cemetery.

www.phoenixpark.ie/newsevents/title,36143,en.html

Dublin Sketchers – Sunday Meet-up

14:00, Sun 21 Aug

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/

Hugh Lane Gallery – Guided Tour

14:00, Sun 21 Aug

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

Every Sunday a free tour takes place in the Hugh Lane Gallery.

Admission is free and booking is not required, but places are limited, so early arrival is recommended.

www.hughlane.ie/lectures/current/1431-free-sunday-tours-at-2pm-2016

Movies In the Park – Marlay Park

14:00 – 21:00, Sun 21 Aug

Marlay Park, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16

“Movies in the Park” in Marlay Park is a 2-day programme of movie screenings on Sat+Sun at 14:00/16:30/19:00 on each day.

The moveis will be shown on a big 60 square metre LED screen (that’s the size of some 2-bedroom flats in Dublin!).

Admission is free and no tickets are required. Please note that this is an alcohol-free event.

Marlay Park Food Market is open from 11:00-16:00 each day and some vendors will be open until late to provide you with food.

Unfortunately the weather forecast is NOT good for Saturday and mixed for Sunday. I contacted DLR Events and they told me that in case adverse weather will interfere with the plans, they will announce it on their Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/dlrevents-267053835427/ So check that page if you have doubts that it will go ahead.

The planned programme is:

Saturday 20 August
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14:00 How to Train your Dragon (PG) 1hr 38mins
16:30 Inside Out (PG) 1hr 35mins
19:00 Grease (PG) 1hr 50mins

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Sunday 21 August
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14:00 Minions (PG) 1hr 31mins
16:30 Tangled (PG) 1hr 40mins
19:00 Sleepless in Seattle (PG) 1hr 45 mins

events.dlrcoco.ie/event/movies-park

Stella Bass Jazz Trio

14:00 – 16:00, Sun 21 Aug

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

Dun Laoghaire Harbour Swim

14:30, Sun 21 Aug

East Pier, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

The Dun Laoghaire Harbour Race takes place this Sunday. The men’s race starts at 14:30 and the women’s race at 15:30. The course is 2200m long and starts and finishes next to the East Pier at the RNLI Lifeboat station. From there they swim to the East Pier Lighthouse at the end of the pier and back again.

The swimmers will at all times be relatively close to the East Pier and will hear you cheering them on! And the cheering on part is the part that is free. ;-)

leinsteropensea.ie/harbour-race/

Applied Art & Design by Irish artists living abroad – Talk

15:00 – 15:45, Sun 21 Aug

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

Join Dr. Audrey Whitty in a special talk for Heritage Week exploring works in the Museum’s contemporary Applied Art & Design collection by Irish artists living abroad and artists who have decided to make Ireland their home.

Admission is free and no booking required, places will be allocated on first come first served basis 15 minutes before the talk begins. Suitable for adults.

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=2988

Museum Tour – National Print Museum

15:00 – 16:30, Sun 21 Aug

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

Phil Lynott’s Birthday Bash

15:00, Sun 21 Aug

The Bloody Stream, Howth Railway Station, Howth, Co. Dublin

Phil Lynott from the great band Thin Lizzy was born on 20 August 1949 (and died on 04 January 1986) and The Bloody Stream in Howth is inviting everyone to a Phil Lynott Birthday Bash on Sunday.

The party starts already at 15:00 and throughout the day and evening a variety of bands will play Phil’s music.

Admission is free.

bloodystream.ie/phil-lynotts-birthday-bash/

Wildflower Talk

15:00, Sun 21 Aug

Phoenix Park Visitor Centre, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

This will be a talk about the many different species of wildflowers found in the Phoenix Park.

Admission is free and you can book via 01-6770095

www.phoenixpark.ie/newsevents/title,36765,en.html

Sunday Summer Swing

18:00, Sun 21 Aug

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

The Grand Social will run a Summer Swing Festival from Friday until Sunday. Most gigs are not free, but the “Sunday Summer Swing” closing party on Sunday is free and has a great line-up:

The Slick Hicks
The Louisiana 6
Jem Mitchell
The Annulments

www.thegrandsocial.ie/events/oharas-hooley/

The New Breadwinners – Bluegrass Gig

18:00, Sun 21 Aug

Leeson Lounge, 148 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4

The New Breadwinners are a 3-piece Bluegrass band and they are playing every Sunday in the Leeson Longe.

Admission is free, donations are appreciated.

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

Wiley Fox Trad Session

18:00 – 20:00, Sun 21 Aug

Wiley Fox, 28 Eden Quay, Dublin 1

Every Sunday evening from 18:00-20:00, the Wiley Fox is hosting a trad session, where some of Ireland’s finest traditional musicians will play for you.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/thewileyfox

Dixieland Jazzmen – Gig

18:30 – 20:30, Sun 21 Aug

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

The Dixeland Jazzmen play a weekly gig in Sin E. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/Sin.E.Pub/

Jawbone – Acoustic Folk & Blues Night

19:00 – 21:00, Sun 21 Aug

Arthur’s Pub, 28 Thomas Street, Dublin 8

At the Jawbone Gig night in Arthur’s Pub, Acoustic Folk & Blues will be performed every Sunday. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/pages/Jawbone-Dublin-Acoustic-Folk-Blues-Commune/724102984268967

www.facebook.com/ArthursPub

East Coast Jazz Band – Gig

20:00, Sun 21 Aug

Harbour Bar, 1 Strand Road, Bray, Co. Wicklow

The East Coast Jazz Band will perform their Jazz (from Dixieland to Ragtime, Swing, Bossa Nova and Blues) in the Harbour Bar.

Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/east-coast-jazz-band-events

Apollo Sessions

20:30, Sun 21 Aug

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

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 00:00, Sun 21 Aug

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 Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. 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 21 Aug

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 with live music (Rockabilly) and DJs. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/rhythmrocker

Rolland Merguez – Funk & Soul Gig

21:00, Sun 21 Aug

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

The Rolland Merguez 13-piece French Brass band will take over Whelan’s for four nights, playing funk and soul covers (Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, James Brown, etc.) and even some reggae music.

Admission to all four gigs is free (on Saturday only until 22:30 with the gig starting at 23:00).

The gigs are:
Sat 20 Aug: 23:00 (free before 22:30)
Sun 21 Aug: 21:00
Mon 22 Aug: 21:00
Wed 24 Aug: 21:00

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/rolland-merguez/

Billy Treacy & The Ha’Penny Heads

21:30, Sun 21 Aug

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 21 Aug

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

The Jive Cats – Gig

22:00, Sun 21 Aug

Mercantile, 28 Dame Street, Dublin 2

The Rock ‘n’ Rockk and Swing Band “The Jive Cats” will perform in the Mercantile every Sunday from 22:00.

Admission is free.

dublinsessions.ie/the-mercantile-hotel/

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Mind & Body Yoga in City Hall

08:00 – 08:45, Mon 22 Aug

City Hall, Dame Street, Dublin 2

This is probably the more unusual settings for a Yoga workout: The Rotunda of City Hall could be your gym this week. From Monday until Friday there will be a daily pre- work Yoga session from 08:00-08:45. Register via the Eventbrite link below and bring your own Yoga mat. Admission is free.

www.eventbrite.ie/e/mind-and-body-yoga-tickets-27024229197?ref=devg

National Heritage Week

09:00, Mon 22 Aug

Various locations in Dublin and Dun Laoghaire

The National Heritage Week is around the corner! It is a week long festival (20-28 August) that will build awareness and education about our heritage, its conservation and preservation. There will be more than 2000 events all over Ireland and hundreds of them are in Dublin.

From guided tours via concerts and talks to Family events, it will be a very busy week for anybody who is interested in Heritage or at least has an open mind. Most events are free, but a good few need booking, so have a look at the long events list if you get a chance and select what is suitable for you: www.heritageweek.ie/whats-on

Printed event guides/books will be available from Tourist Information Centres, for example the Dublin Tourist Office in Suffolk Street, but also from museums, OPW sites and libraries.

And in addition you download the PDF version here:

+ Dublin City: www.heritageweek.ie/wp-content/uploads/pdfs/hw-dublin-dublincity.pdf
+ Fingal (North Dublin): www.heritageweek.ie/wp-content/uploads/pdfs/hw-dublin-fingal.pdf
+ South Dublin County: www.heritageweek.ie/wp-content/uploads/pdfs/hw-dublin-couthdublincounty.pdf
+ Dun Laoghaire: www.heritageweek.ie/wp-content/uploads/pdfs/hw-dublin-dun-laoighire.pdf

I will include a number of individual events separately as well, but will not be able to include ALL events, so please check the full programme via the links above!

www.heritageweek.ie/

Dublin City Hall – Free Admission

10:00 – 17:15, Mon 22 Aug

City Hall, Dame Street, Dublin 2

Dublin City Hall has a museum/exhibition in the basement, called “The Story of the Capital”, it is an exhibition that you should definitely check out at some stage.

To celebrate the Easter Rising Anniversary, admission to that exhibititon is free for the whole year!!

Opening hours are Monday-Saturday 10:00-17:15.

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-recreation-culture-cityhall/exhibition

Heritage Week at St. Patrick’s Cathedral

10:00, Mon 22 Aug

St. Patrick’s Cathedral, St. Patrick’s Close, Dublin 8

St. Patrick’s Cathedral is offering an absolutely outstanding programme of events for Heritage Week. They really pulled out all the stops and have something for everybody. There will be Organ Recitals, Bell Ringing, Jazz performances. Classical recitals and Talks & Tours. And everything is completely free (some events do require booking)!

+++ Organ Recitals: The Wondrous Machine
Saturdays during Heritage week at 18.15. Two free recitals showcasing the Cathedral’s mighty organ during Heritage Week. The organ is widely regarded as the finest instrument in Ireland and all the performance action will be relayed on a giant screen in the crossing. These recitals will appeal to organ nerds and novices alike.
20 August: David Leigh Performs The Everlasting Crown
27 August: Martina Smyth

+++ Bellringing Tours
Saturday 20 and 27 at 10.00, 12.00, 14.00, 16.00
Each tour will last about 45 minutes and will include a demonstration on six bells. Participants must be over 12 years of age, physically fit, and comfortable in tight spaces. Registration essential

+++ Music for Lunch at 13:15
This summer’s Music for Lunch recital series features another great lineup of musicians performing a mixture of classical and traditional repertoire in the intimate surroundings of the Cathedral’s recently refurbished Lady Chapel. Free entry at the order gate.
22 August: Jonathan Lycett and Stuart Nicholson
23 August: Sarah Busfield and Victoria Green
24 August: Mary Nolan and Harry Carpendale
25 August: Anne Murnaghan and Stuart Nicholson
26 August: Judith Lyons and Martina Smyth

+++ Rush Hour Recitals at 18:15
Escape rush-hour with a great lineup of performances (a mixture of classical and jazz) including singer Suzanne Savage, a jazz-infused organ recital given by Cathedral organist David Leigh, and The Crux Vocal Ensemble & Saxophonist Natalia McGough fusing ancient chant with a little jazz.
22 August:Natalia McGough and Barbara Dunne
23 August:David Leigh Jazz Organ
24 August:Stuart Nicholson and Jonathan Lycett
25 August:Crux Vocal Ensemble and Natalia McGough
26 August:Suzanne Savage

+++ Talks and Tours
Booking essential for all talks and tours. All talks start at 19.30 except where otherwise noted.
22 August: Albert Fenton, “A Motive Force: Women in the Church of Ireland and the Easter Rising.”
23 August: Eoin C. Bairéad, “Where were the Liberties?”
24 August:Gavan Woods, “Cathedral Conservation & Restoration”
25 August at 11.00: Linda Taylor, “The Forgotten Parish of St Luke’s”
25 August: James Howley, “The Deanery of Saint Patrick’s Cathedral”

+++ Free tours of the Cathedral
22, 23, 24, 25, and 26 August at 16.00
Join the Cathedral guides for a free tour of the Cathedral

www.stpatrickscathedral.ie/event/heritage-week-2016/

Maritime Museum – Guided Tour

11:00 – 12:00, Mon 22 Aug

National Maritime Museum, Mariners’ Church, Haigh Terrace, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

The National Maritime Museum in Dun Laoghaire is inviting to a free guided tour every Monday at 11:00 until 29 August.

Admission is free, but places are limited so booking is required via bookings@mariner.ie

On the tour you will be will brought on a voyage of discovery “enthralling you with stories of discovery, heroism, war and disasters at sea. Learn about maritime history, exploration, navigation, deep-sea cable technology and marine wildlife all relevant to the school syllabus.”

www.mariner.ie/

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Mon 22 Aug

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

Print Museum – Guided Tour

11:30 – 15:30, Mon 22 Aug

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

For Heritage Week, the Print Museum is running daily interactive tours from Monday 22 – Fri 26 August at 11:30 for adults and at 14:30 for families. Admission is free, but booking is required via 01-6603770.

www.nationalprintmuseum.ie/

100 years of Irish Art (1916-1936) – Talk

13:00 – 13:30, Mon 22 Aug

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

This is a free Heritage Week Talk: “100 Years of Irish Art: 1916-1936″ with Dr Sarah Wilson (National Gallery of Ireland) celebrating 100 years of Irish art.

www.nationalgallery.ie/en/whatson/Heritage%20Week%202016/100YearsIrishArt_Aug22.aspx

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Mon 22 Aug

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/

Dublin Fire Brigade and Easter Rising – Talk

13:00 – 13:45, Mon 22 Aug

City Hall, Dame Street, Dublin 2

Dublin Fire Brigade Historian and serving Firefighter/Paramedic Las Fallon is giving a talk about the evnets in 1916 from the point of vie of the Dublin Fire Brigade.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1597530047212894/

Introducing the Liam O’Leary Film Archive – Talk

13:00, Mon 22 Aug

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

NLI Archivist Joanne Carroll introduces the extensive collection of the archive of Liam O’Leary, one of the key figures in Irish film archiving.

Admission is free.

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

Ordnance Survey in nineteenth-century Ireland – Talk

13:00, Mon 22 Aug

Royal Irish Academy, 19 Dawson Street, Dublin 2

“Colonial experiments in geographical information systems: the Ordnance Survey and other archival databases in nineteenth-century Ireland” with Professor Emeritus Patrick J. Duffy is a Heritage Week Talk in the Royal Academy.

Admission is free.

www.ria.ie/events/colonial-experiments-geographical-information-systems-ordnance-survey-and-other-archival

‘Choose Your Own Tracks’ – Photo Trail

14:00, Mon 22 Aug

Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Emily Gallagher will run a weekly “just for fun” photo trail where you get instructions to hunt for specific snaps around the city centre. Afterwards the symbolic significance to the snaps will be shared. The overall theme is “Get a glimpse of directions you may wish your life to take and discover decisions you may desire to make.”

Meeting point is the Meeting House Square.

Participation in the photo trails is free but donations are welcome and booking is required via chooseyourowntracksphototrail@gmail.com or 085-2725095

Drop-in Drawing Session – National Gallery

15:00 – 15:45, Mon 22 Aug

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

On Monday, Wednesday and Friday, the National Gallery invites to Drop-in drawing sessions for adults and teens. All materials will be provided.

Admission is free, but only the first 25 people will get tickets.

The themes are:
Monday: Life Drawing in Colour
Wednesday: Portraits
Friday: Capturing Movement

www.nationalgallery.ie/en/whatson/Drawing_Courses/Drop-in_LifeDrawing/Drawing_Aug22.aspx

Kilmainham, Islandbridge and SCR on the eve of WW1 – Talk

18:30, Mon 22 Aug

Inchicore Library, 34 Emmet Road, Dublin 8

Historian Cathy Scuffil traces the lives of some who lived on the South Circular Road in 1911 and looks at how individual terraces of houses and parts of the road were named or renamed. The presentation ends with what happened next with references to events in WW1.

Admission is free, but booking is required via 01-4533793

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

Song Cycle

20:00, Mon 22 Aug

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

The Circle Sessions – Open Mic

20:00 – 23:30, Mon 22 Aug

The International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

The Circle Sessions is an “Open Mic” that provides an opportunity for up and coming musicians, spoken word artists, poets and comedians to perform.

Come to this weekly show to perform or to simply watch a great mix of music, poetry, spoken word and comedy.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/thecirclesessions/

The Comedy Shed

20:30, Mon 22 Aug

Woolshed Bar & Grill, Parnell Street, Dublin 1

Every Monday the Woolshed Bar hosts “The Comedy Shed”, usually with 3 headline acts.

Admission is free.

www.woolshedbaa.com/dublin/

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 23:00, Mon 22 Aug

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

The Comedy Crunch is a free Stand Up comedy event every Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. 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 22 Aug

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

Rolland Merguez – Funk & Soul Gig

21:00, Mon 22 Aug

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

The Rolland Merguez 13-piece French Brass band will take over Whelan’s for four nights, playing funk and soul covers (Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, James Brown, etc.) and even some reggae music.

Admission to all four gigs is free (on Saturday only until 22:30 with the gig starting at 23:00).

The gigs are:
Sat 20 Aug: 23:00 (free before 22:30)
Sun 21 Aug: 21:00
Mon 22 Aug: 21:00
Wed 24 Aug: 21:00

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/rolland-merguez-2/

Trad Sessions

21:00 – 23:30, Mon 22 Aug

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

An Open Trad Music Session is taking place every Monday in Mother Reilly’s. Admission is free.

dublinsessions.ie/mother-reillys/

Donal Kirk & Anto Drennan – Gig

21:30, Mon 22 Aug

JJ Smyth’s Jazz & Blues Club, 12 Aungier Street, Dublin 2

Donal Kirk and Anto Drennan are playing music from Lowell George Little Feat, Bonnie Raitt, Free, Bad Company, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Beatles, Bobby Bland, Vince Gill, Ray Charles, Etta James, Elvis, Ry Cooder, Dobie Gray, Guy Clarke, early ZZ Top, Dave Edmunds, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Willie Nelson.

Admission is free.

www.jjsmyths.com/gigs/mondays/767-donal-kirk-and-anto-drennan-11.html

Rose of Tralee – TV Show Part 1

21:30 – 23:30, Mon 22 Aug

Dublin (various locations)

This is a live event in Tralee and a TV show in your home, so how come it is mentioned in the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events)?

Well, the main reason it is mentioned here is for the many many non-Irish Dublin Event Guide readers. The Rose of Tralee is an odd piece of Irish culture and you have to watch it (some of it!) at least once. Young women from Irish communities from all over the world try to become the new “Rose of Tralee”, but it is neither a beauty competition nor a talent competition and nobody really knows what the participants are judged on.

Over two long nights 65 (!!!) competitors are interviewed, will praise their granny and thank their parents and then we have to endure a performance of some sort of skills (from singing to sandwich making!). Luckily “reciting a poem” is outlawed this year.

If you grew up in Ireland you either love it or hate it, but you definitely have some strong childhood memories of the “Rose of Tralee”, but if you are not from Ireland you will most likely find it amazingly anachronistic or just boring. 57 years is this event running and shockingly you are part financing it through your TV license fee.

So, enjoy the show! ;-)

The Retronauts – Gig

23:55, Mon 22 Aug

The Mezz, 24/25 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

The wedding and party band The Retronauts will play a gig every Monday in the Mezz. Their music is Funk, Rock, Disco, Blues, Reggae.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/mezzdublin

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Mind & Body Yoga in City Hall

08:00 – 08:45, Tue 23 Aug

City Hall, Dame Street, Dublin 2

This is probably the more unusual settings for a Yoga workout: The Rotunda of City Hall could be your gym this week. From Monday until Friday there will be a daily pre- work Yoga session from 08:00-08:45. Register via the Eventbrite link below and bring your own Yoga mat. Admission is free.

www.eventbrite.ie/e/mind-and-body-yoga-tickets-27024229197?ref=devg

National Heritage Week

09:00, Tue 23 Aug

Various locations in Dublin and Dun Laoghaire

The National Heritage Week is around the corner! It is a week long festival (20-28 August) that will build awareness and education about our heritage, its conservation and preservation. There will be more than 2000 events all over Ireland and hundreds of them are in Dublin.

From guided tours via concerts and talks to Family events, it will be a very busy week for anybody who is interested in Heritage or at least has an open mind. Most events are free, but a good few need booking, so have a look at the long events list if you get a chance and select what is suitable for you: www.heritageweek.ie/whats-on

Printed event guides/books will be available from Tourist Information Centres, for example the Dublin Tourist Office in Suffolk Street, but also from museums, OPW sites and libraries.

And in addition you download the PDF version here:

+ Dublin City: www.heritageweek.ie/wp-content/uploads/pdfs/hw-dublin-dublincity.pdf
+ Fingal (North Dublin): www.heritageweek.ie/wp-content/uploads/pdfs/hw-dublin-fingal.pdf
+ South Dublin County: www.heritageweek.ie/wp-content/uploads/pdfs/hw-dublin-couthdublincounty.pdf
+ Dun Laoghaire: www.heritageweek.ie/wp-content/uploads/pdfs/hw-dublin-dun-laoighire.pdf

I will include a number of individual events separately as well, but will not be able to include ALL events, so please check the full programme via the links above!

www.heritageweek.ie/

Heritage Week at St. Patrick’s Cathedral

10:00, Tue 23 Aug

St. Patrick’s Cathedral, St. Patrick’s Close, Dublin 8

St. Patrick’s Cathedral is offering an absolutely outstanding programme of events for Heritage Week. They really pulled out all the stops and have something for everybody. There will be Organ Recitals, Bell Ringing, Jazz performances. Classical recitals and Talks & Tours. And everything is completely free (some events do require booking)!

+++ Organ Recitals: The Wondrous Machine
Saturdays during Heritage week at 18.15. Two free recitals showcasing the Cathedral’s mighty organ during Heritage Week. The organ is widely regarded as the finest instrument in Ireland and all the performance action will be relayed on a giant screen in the crossing. These recitals will appeal to organ nerds and novices alike.
20 August: David Leigh Performs The Everlasting Crown
27 August: Martina Smyth

+++ Bellringing Tours
Saturday 20 and 27 at 10.00, 12.00, 14.00, 16.00
Each tour will last about 45 minutes and will include a demonstration on six bells. Participants must be over 12 years of age, physically fit, and comfortable in tight spaces. Registration essential

+++ Music for Lunch at 13:15
This summer’s Music for Lunch recital series features another great lineup of musicians performing a mixture of classical and traditional repertoire in the intimate surroundings of the Cathedral’s recently refurbished Lady Chapel. Free entry at the order gate.
22 August: Jonathan Lycett and Stuart Nicholson
23 August: Sarah Busfield and Victoria Green
24 August: Mary Nolan and Harry Carpendale
25 August: Anne Murnaghan and Stuart Nicholson
26 August: Judith Lyons and Martina Smyth

+++ Rush Hour Recitals at 18:15
Escape rush-hour with a great lineup of performances (a mixture of classical and jazz) including singer Suzanne Savage, a jazz-infused organ recital given by Cathedral organist David Leigh, and The Crux Vocal Ensemble & Saxophonist Natalia McGough fusing ancient chant with a little jazz.
22 August:Natalia McGough and Barbara Dunne
23 August:David Leigh Jazz Organ
24 August:Stuart Nicholson and Jonathan Lycett
25 August:Crux Vocal Ensemble and Natalia McGough
26 August:Suzanne Savage

+++ Talks and Tours
Booking essential for all talks and tours. All talks start at 19.30 except where otherwise noted.
22 August: Albert Fenton, “A Motive Force: Women in the Church of Ireland and the Easter Rising.”
23 August: Eoin C. Bairéad, “Where were the Liberties?”
24 August:Gavan Woods, “Cathedral Conservation & Restoration”
25 August at 11.00: Linda Taylor, “The Forgotten Parish of St Luke’s”
25 August: James Howley, “The Deanery of Saint Patrick’s Cathedral”

+++ Free tours of the Cathedral
22, 23, 24, 25, and 26 August at 16.00
Join the Cathedral guides for a free tour of the Cathedral

www.stpatrickscathedral.ie/event/heritage-week-2016/

“My Favourites” – Dublin City Walking Tour

11:00 – 13:00, Tue 23 Aug

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 Tuesday and Saturday. It is 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!”

The tours are free but donations are welcome and booking is required via myfavouritesdublincitywalktour@gmail.com or 085-2725095

www.dublincitywalkingtours.com/

Famly History Open Day – Dublin City Library

11:00 – 16:00, Tue 23 Aug

Dublin City Library and Archive, 138-144 Pearse Street, Dublin 2

To celebrate Heritage Week, the Dublin and Irish Collections host an open day for the public with Find My Past and Irish Family History Centre. There will be free access to online resources, one-to-one consultations with experts and a series of talks about genealogy.

Admission is free.

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-culture-and-amenities-dublin-city-public-libraries-and-archive-events/family-1

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Tue 23 Aug

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

Dublin Fire Brigade and Easter Rising – Talk

13:00 – 13:45, Tue 23 Aug

City Hall, Dame Street, Dublin 2

Hugh McGuinness of Dublin City Council will present the event of the 1916 Rising at City Hall and the Fights of Dublinh Castle in a unique storytelling session at Dublin City Hall.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/289849288037321/

On Raglan Road: Irish Love Songs and their Inspiration – Talk

13:00, Tue 23 Aug

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

“On Raglan Road; Great Irish Love Songs and the Women Who Inspired Them” with writer and poet Gerard Hanberry, explains the inspiration behind well known Irish songs and ballads. Have you ever wondered who the ‘Galway Girl’ was, or if there was a real-life ‘Nancy Spain’. Learn the often surprising, sometimes bittersweet but always absorbing stories of the real women who inspired some of the world’s finest love songs.

Admission is free, but booking is required via 01-8734333

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-culture-and-amenities-dublin-city-public-libraries-and-archive-events/raglan-road

People-to-people links between Ireland and the US – Talk

13:00, Tue 23 Aug

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

“Irish American Identity – how do we sustain the people-to-people links between Ireland and the United States?” is a talk by Kevin F. O’Malley, US Ambassador to Ireland.

Admission is free.

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

Remembering 1916 / Recording 2016 – The NLI Web Archive – Talk

13:00, Tue 23 Aug

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

The library’s project “Remembering 1916, Recording 2016″ is recording the online life of Ireland on the 100th anniversary of 1916.

Join Maria Ryan of the NLI for a talk about how the NLI is capturing, preserving and making available key websites that tell the story of the 2016 commemorations for future generations of researchers.

By collecting these websites the NLI is contributing to the national conversation around commemoration by providing a unique contemporary online record of Ireland’s 2016 local, state and international commemorative events.

Admission is free,

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

Support the Dublin Event Guide – Buy your books here!

13:00, Tue 23 Aug

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!

The Holocaust in the Eastern Aegean (1944) – Talk

13:00, Tue 23 Aug

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

Prof. Anthony Mc Elligott (University of Limerick) will give the talk

“A false lead, the mists of time and some questions: The Holocaust in the Eastern Aegean (1944)”

The event poster is here
www.tcd.ie/trinitylongroomhub/assets/documents/2016-08-23%20The%20holocaust_large.pdf

Admission is free.

Barracks Life – Map-Making Workshop

14:00 – 15:00, Tue 23 Aug

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

Find out about the people and events that have shaped Collins Barracks over the years. Create a take-home map while uncovering the fascinating history of the Barracks. Workshop for families with children aged 7-12.

Admission is free. Booking is required via 01-6777444

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=2985

Yeats & the Irish Cultural Revival – Tour

14:00, Tue 23 Aug

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

This is a tour of the Yeats exhibition “Yeats: the Life and Works of William Butler Yeats”, looking in particular at his great contribution to the Irish Cultural Revival. Highlights will include his involvement in the foundation of the Abbey Theatre and partnership with Lady Gregory, the influence of Douglas Hyde and the Literary Revival, and his promotion of Irish history, culture, art and folktales throughout his life.

There is a “mini-afternoon tea” available in the Joly café (EUR 9.50) following the tour, but I am not sure if that is optional or if the tour is only for people that want to go for the full programme including the afternoon tea.

Admission to the tour is free, but booking is required via learning@nli.ie or 01 6030 346

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

Roger Casement Craft Souvenirs – Workshop

14:30 – 15:30, Tue 23 Aug

National Museum, Kildare Street (Archaeology), Dublin 2

Discover what nationalist Roger Casement collected over a hundred years ago while working in Africa and South America (for example souvenirs in the shape of three small statues made for Europeans by South Americans). Then take a look at some of the Irish-made artefacts in the museum and be inspired to create your own souvenir 3D model to take home.

Admission is free, but booking is required via 01-6486332. Suitable for Age 8+.

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=3033

The Story of the Smithfield Cattle Market – Talk

18:00, Tue 23 Aug

Pearse Street Library, 138-144 Pearse Street, Dublin 2

“From Meath of the pastures: The Story of Smithfield, Dublin, and a family who lived there” is an illustrated presentation by Mary O’Connell on the founding of the cattle market in Smithfield. She relates the story of a family of drovers who settled there in 1823 and whose descendants stayed for over 100 years. Mary is a member of that family and of the Old Dublin Society.

Admission is free, but booking is required via 01-6744888

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

Aquileia – Crossroad of the Roman Empire – Exhibition Launch

18:30, Tue 23 Aug

Italian Institute of Culture, 11 Fitzwilliam Square East, Dublin 2

Aquileia, in the North of Italy in the region Friuli, was founded by the Romans in the year 181 B.C. Due to its strategic position and its port, Aquileia soon became an important centre of cultural and commercial exchange between North Europe and the Mediterranean Sea and grew to become the ninth city in size and importance of the Roman Empire.

This exhibition “Aquileia – Crossroad of the Roman Empire” was created in 2009 and since then has travelled around Europe explaining the history and the role of Aquileia in the Roman Empire. It will be launched in Dublin on Tuesday and will then be open until 23 September (Opening Times: Mon-Fri: 10:00-13:30 + 15:00-17:00).

Admission to the exhibition and the lanuch is free, but booking via the website below is required for the launch.

www.iicdublino.esteri.it/iic_dublino/en/gli_eventi/calendario/2016/08/aquileia-crossroad-of-the-roman.html

Ireland – A Thriving, Socially Inclusive, Sustainable Haven? – Talk

18:30, Tue 23 Aug

Pembroke Library, Anglesea Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

“Ireland – a thriving, socially inclusive sustainable haven?” is a talk by Manchán Magan, travel writer and documentary maker. He examines issues such as community supported farms and bakeries, woodlands for timber and flood prevention.

Admission is free, but booking is requried via 01-6689575

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-culture-and-amenities-dublin-city-public-libraries-and-archive-events/ireland-0

O’Connell Street – The Story of the Street and its Buildings – Talk

18:30, Tue 23 Aug

Rathmines Library, 157 Lower Rathmines Road, Dublin 6

Architects Klaus Unger and Stephen Kane present a history of O’Connell Street, highlighting the unique design features of and stories behind some of its famous landmark buildings.

Admission is free, but booking is required via 01-4973539

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

Quantified Self – Meet Up

18:30 – 20:00, Tue 23 Aug

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

The Dublin Quantified Self group is for anyone interested in self-tracking. Whether you record your jogging times, how often you communicate with friends or how you are feeling.

At their next meeting, the topic is “Quantified Health” and the speakers will be:

+ Jenn Ryan – MSc in UCG with thesis on the potential of Quantified Self in health promotion
+ Ronan McDonnel – founder of the Quantified Self meetup group and expert in wearable tech in healthcare
+ Justin Lawler – co-organiser of the Quantified Self meetup group and expert in self-tracking for improving health & wellness

Admission is free, but registration is required via www.meetup.com/Quantified-Self-Dublin/events/233206093/

dublin.sciencegallery.com/events/2016/08/quantifiedselfmeet

Table Top Tuesdays – Board Game Night

18:30, Tue 23 Aug

Black Sheep, 61 Capel Street, Dublin 1

A new weekly Board Games night is taking place in the Black Sheep Pub. Lots of games are available and you can also bring your own.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1695079290743330/

The Dublin Language Exchange – Meetup

19:00, Tue 23 Aug

Czech Inn, Essex Gate, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

EveryTuesday at 19:00, The Dublin Language Exchange takes place in the Czech Inn. It is the biggest free meeting of people from all around Dublin that are interested in learning languages and communicate with speakers of other languages.

Admission is free and the meetup is completely informal. No booking required.

www.facebook.com/Dublin-Language-Exchange-131803433533696/

Dublin Bluegrass Collective – Gig

20:00, Tue 23 Aug

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

King Kong Club – Band Competition

20:00, Tue 23 Aug

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

The King Kong Club is a weekly music game-show in Whelan’s.

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. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/TheKingKongClubDublin

The Plateau Sessions – Gig Night

20:00, Tue 23 Aug

Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

After 5 years of (irregular) events, The Plateau Sessions are coming to an end and the last gig features the following:

+ Propellar Palms
+ Laura Keane
+ Colm Gavin

Admission is free.

theworkmansclub.com/events/the-plateau-sessions-w-propellar-palms-laura-keane-and-colm-gavin/

Ukulele Tuesday – Jam&Gig

20:00 – 22:00, Tue 23 Aug

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

Anocht – Gig Night

20:30, Tue 23 Aug

Arthur’s Pub, 28 Thomas Street, Dublin 8

A weekly gig night for new bands is running in Arthur’s Pub. It is called “Anocht” and happens every Tuesday. The line-up can be found on the Facebook Page below.

In addition to the music, there is usually also a visual show.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/AnochtatArthurs/

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 23:00, Tue 23 Aug

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

The Comedy Crunch is a free Stand Up comedy event every Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. 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

The Lounge Quintet – Jazz Gig

21:00, Tue 23 Aug

Leeson Lounge, 148 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4

The Lounge Quintet plays this gig every Tuesday: Jazz Standards, Latin and Bebop. Often guest musicians and singers join them. Admission is free, donations are welcome.

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

International Bar Jazz Night

21:30, Tue 23 Aug

The International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

Every Tuesday and Thursday the International Bar invites to a Jazz night in the Lounge.

Groups led by Cote Calmet, Sean Maynard Smith, Dominic Mullan, Paddy Groenland, Georgia Cusack & Alex Mathias are performing regularly with occasional guest players, but there are also other bands from all over.

Admission is free, with a suggested donation of EUR 5. The website clearly says that there is no entry fee, but – and that makes a lot of sense – that your donations are very much appreciated (Musicians need to pay for rent and food too!) Be generous after the gig if you liked it, but if someone wants to charge an admission charge, please point out that the “rules” as described on their website are like I have explained.

www.international-bar.com/jazz/

Rose of Tralee – TV Show Part 2

21:30 – 23:30, Tue 23 Aug

Dublin (various locations)

This is a live event in Tralee and a TV show in your home, so how come it is mentioned in the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events)?

Well, the main reason it is mentioned here is for the many many non-Irish Dublin Event Guide readers. The Rose of Tralee is an odd piece of Irish culture and you have to watch it (some of it!) at least once. Young women from Irish communities from all over the world try to become the new “Rose of Tralee”, but it is neither a beauty competition nor a talent competition and nobody really knows what the participants are judged on.

Over two long nights 65 (!!!) competitors are interviewed, will praise their granny and thank their parents and then we have to endure a performance of some sort of skills (from singing to sandwich making!). Luckily “reciting a poem” is outlawed this year.

If you grew up in Ireland you either love it or hate it, but you definitely have some strong childhood memories of the “Rose of Tralee”, but if you are not from Ireland you will most likely find it amazingly anachronistic or just boring. 57 years is this event running and shockingly you are part financing it through your TV license fee.

So, enjoy the show! ;-)

Woolshed Pub Quiz

21:30, Tue 23 Aug

Woolshed Bar & Grill, Parnell Street, Dublin 1

Every Tuesday, a pub quiz is taking place in the Woolshed.

Admission is free. Max team size is 6 people.

www.woolshedbaa.com

Wednesday 24 Aug

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Mind & Body Yoga in City Hall

08:00 – 08:45, Wed 24 Aug

City Hall, Dame Street, Dublin 2

This is probably the more unusual settings for a Yoga workout: The Rotunda of City Hall could be your gym this week. From Monday until Friday there will be a daily pre- work Yoga session from 08:00-08:45. Register via the Eventbrite link below and bring your own Yoga mat. Admission is free.

www.eventbrite.ie/e/mind-and-body-yoga-tickets-27024229197?ref=devg

Living in Georgian Dublin – Heritage Week Seminar

09:00 – 15:30, Wed 24 Aug

Council Chamber, City Hall, Dame Street, Dublin 2

This seminar focuses on life in Georgian Dublin and will explore a wide range of topics including the architecture, shops, street paving and the politics of the period. The seminar will also raise awareness of two important collections held at Dublin City Archives: Dublin Paving Board archives and the Wide Street Commission archive.

The schedule of talks can be found on the website below.

Admission is free, but booking is required via 01-6744806.

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-culture-and-amenities-dublin-city-public-libraries-and-archive-events/heritage-16

National Heritage Week

09:00, Wed 24 Aug

Various locations in Dublin and Dun Laoghaire

The National Heritage Week is around the corner! It is a week long festival (20-28 August) that will build awareness and education about our heritage, its conservation and preservation. There will be more than 2000 events all over Ireland and hundreds of them are in Dublin.

From guided tours via concerts and talks to Family events, it will be a very busy week for anybody who is interested in Heritage or at least has an open mind. Most events are free, but a good few need booking, so have a look at the long events list if you get a chance and select what is suitable for you: www.heritageweek.ie/whats-on

Printed event guides/books will be available from Tourist Information Centres, for example the Dublin Tourist Office in Suffolk Street, but also from museums, OPW sites and libraries.

And in addition you download the PDF version here:

+ Dublin City: www.heritageweek.ie/wp-content/uploads/pdfs/hw-dublin-dublincity.pdf
+ Fingal (North Dublin): www.heritageweek.ie/wp-content/uploads/pdfs/hw-dublin-fingal.pdf
+ South Dublin County: www.heritageweek.ie/wp-content/uploads/pdfs/hw-dublin-couthdublincounty.pdf
+ Dun Laoghaire: www.heritageweek.ie/wp-content/uploads/pdfs/hw-dublin-dun-laoighire.pdf

I will include a number of individual events separately as well, but will not be able to include ALL events, so please check the full programme via the links above!

www.heritageweek.ie/

Heritage Week at St. Patrick’s Cathedral

10:00, Wed 24 Aug

St. Patrick’s Cathedral, St. Patrick’s Close, Dublin 8

St. Patrick’s Cathedral is offering an absolutely outstanding programme of events for Heritage Week. They really pulled out all the stops and have something for everybody. There will be Organ Recitals, Bell Ringing, Jazz performances. Classical recitals and Talks & Tours. And everything is completely free (some events do require booking)!

+++ Organ Recitals: The Wondrous Machine
Saturdays during Heritage week at 18.15. Two free recitals showcasing the Cathedral’s mighty organ during Heritage Week. The organ is widely regarded as the finest instrument in Ireland and all the performance action will be relayed on a giant screen in the crossing. These recitals will appeal to organ nerds and novices alike.
20 August: David Leigh Performs The Everlasting Crown
27 August: Martina Smyth

+++ Bellringing Tours
Saturday 20 and 27 at 10.00, 12.00, 14.00, 16.00
Each tour will last about 45 minutes and will include a demonstration on six bells. Participants must be over 12 years of age, physically fit, and comfortable in tight spaces. Registration essential

+++ Music for Lunch at 13:15
This summer’s Music for Lunch recital series features another great lineup of musicians performing a mixture of classical and traditional repertoire in the intimate surroundings of the Cathedral’s recently refurbished Lady Chapel. Free entry at the order gate.
22 August: Jonathan Lycett and Stuart Nicholson
23 August: Sarah Busfield and Victoria Green
24 August: Mary Nolan and Harry Carpendale
25 August: Anne Murnaghan and Stuart Nicholson
26 August: Judith Lyons and Martina Smyth

+++ Rush Hour Recitals at 18:15
Escape rush-hour with a great lineup of performances (a mixture of classical and jazz) including singer Suzanne Savage, a jazz-infused organ recital given by Cathedral organist David Leigh, and The Crux Vocal Ensemble & Saxophonist Natalia McGough fusing ancient chant with a little jazz.
22 August:Natalia McGough and Barbara Dunne
23 August:David Leigh Jazz Organ
24 August:Stuart Nicholson and Jonathan Lycett
25 August:Crux Vocal Ensemble and Natalia McGough
26 August:Suzanne Savage

+++ Talks and Tours
Booking essential for all talks and tours. All talks start at 19.30 except where otherwise noted.
22 August: Albert Fenton, “A Motive Force: Women in the Church of Ireland and the Easter Rising.”
23 August: Eoin C. Bairéad, “Where were the Liberties?”
24 August:Gavan Woods, “Cathedral Conservation & Restoration”
25 August at 11.00: Linda Taylor, “The Forgotten Parish of St Luke’s”
25 August: James Howley, “The Deanery of Saint Patrick’s Cathedral”

+++ Free tours of the Cathedral
22, 23, 24, 25, and 26 August at 16.00
Join the Cathedral guides for a free tour of the Cathedral

www.stpatrickscathedral.ie/event/heritage-week-2016/

Creative Den Drawing Session – Rua Red

11:00, Wed 24 Aug

Rua Red, South Dublin Arts Centre, Tallaght, D24

Did you ever want to give drawing a go? Or maybe you are a budding artist looking for like-minded people to draw with? The Creative Den in Rua Red runs free weekly drawing sessions on Wednesdays at 11:00.

ruared.ie/

Dragonflies Talk

11:00, Wed 24 Aug

Phoenix Park Visitor Centre, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

This is a talk about the resident dragonflies and damselflies recorded in Phoenix Park.

Admission is free. Booking is possible via 01-6770095

www.phoenixpark.ie/newsevents/title,36766,en.html

Maude Delap and the Jellyfish – Drop-in Activity

11:00 – 13:00, Wed 24 Aug

National Museum, Merrion Street (Natural History), Dublin 2

Irish scientist Maude Delap was born 150 years ago. She was known as being the very first person in the world to breed jellyfish in captivity which revealed their fascinating life cycle. To celebrate her pioneering work drop into the Discovery Zone to learn more about these curious creatures and even make your very own jellyfish.

Admission is free. Suitable for Age 8+

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=3026

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Wed 24 Aug

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 24 Aug

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/

Conservation at the National Library of Ireland – Talk

13:00, Wed 24 Aug

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

Find out how conservators care for and treat the wide range of library items from 16th century heraldic manuscripts to 20th century ephemera.

Admission is free.

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

Dublin Fire Brigade and Easter Rising – Talk

13:00 – 13:45, Wed 24 Aug

City Hall, Dame Street, Dublin 2

Dublin Fire Brigade Historian and serving Firefighter/Paramedic Las Fallon is giving a talk about the evnets in 1916 from the point of vie of the Dublin Fire Brigade.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/508292299380794/

From medieval text to mobile: folk medicine in Irish tradition – Talk

13:00, Wed 24 Aug

Royal Irish Academy, 19 Dawson Street, Dublin 2

“From medieval text to mobile: folk medicine in Irish tradition” with Dr Bairbre Ní Fhloinn is a Heritage Week lecture.

Admission is free.

www.ria.ie/events/medieval-text-mobile-folk-medicine-irish-tradition

Drop-in Drawing Session – National Gallery

15:00 – 15:45, Wed 24 Aug

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

On Monday, Wednesday and Friday, the National Gallery invites to Drop-in drawing sessions for adults and teens. All materials will be provided.

Admission is free, but only the first 25 people will get tickets.

The themes are:
Monday: Life Drawing in Colour
Wednesday: Portraits
Friday: Capturing Movement

www.nationalgallery.ie/en/whatson/Drawing_Courses/Drop-in_LifeDrawing/Drawing_Aug24.aspx

Temple Bar “Night” Market

15:00 – 20:00, Wed 24 Aug

Temple Bar Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

The Temple Bar “Night” Market is more an afternoon and evening market (15:00-20:00) and it takes place every Wednesday until September.

You can buy Arts & Crafts at this market.

In previous years the missing food and drink stalls (probably to protect the pubs and restaurants in Temple Bar) was mentioned by visitors as a critique.

templebarnightmarket.com/

Havana International Language Exchange

16:30 – 19:30, Wed 24 Aug

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

Science and the City – Book Launch

18:00, Wed 24 Aug

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

Irish author and physicist Laurie Winkless will be in the Science Gallery to talk about “Science and the City”, her new popular science book about the remarkable technologies that keep the world’s great metropolises moving.

She will be signing copies and answering questions about everyday city problems.

“Science and the City” is a window into the hidden science and engineering that are the backbone of our cities.

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

dublin.sciencegallery.com/events/2016/08/scienceandcitybooklaunch

A to Z of the Easter Rising – Talk

18:30, Wed 24 Aug

Rathmines Library, 157 Lower Rathmines Road, Dublin 6

Historian Michael Barry presents an overview of the historical and cultural contexts leading up to and through the turbulent events of The Easter Rising and highlights the key characters involved that changed the course of Irish history.

Admission is free, but booking is required via 01-4973539

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-culture-and-amenities-dublin-city-public-libraries-and-archive-events/z-easter

Industrial Past of Blackpitts and surrounds – Talk

18:30, Wed 24 Aug

Dolphin’s Barn Library, Parnell Road, Dublin 12

“Blackpitts – the Industrial Past of Newmarket and the Tenters” is a talk by a seemigly unnamed person.

“Located beside the Poddle, the areas around Blackpitts, Newmarket, Cork Street, Donore and the Tenters were once some of Dublin’s most industrialised areas. In Blackpitts, the tanning pits industry thrived from medieval times, contributing to the area’s name. Later, the Huguenot weavers settled in this area, with a ‘New Market’ for the trading of wool and cloth set out by Earl of Meath in the 1620s. This fascinating story is brought together in this talk, giving an overview of the industrial past of the area around Blackpitts and Tenters – and the communities that lived here.”

Admission is free, but booking is required via 01-4540681

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

The Queen’s Theatre – Talk

18:30, Wed 24 Aug

Pearse Street Library, 138-144 Pearse Street, Dublin 2

The Queen’s Theatre in Pearse Street was originally built in 1829 as the Adelphi Theatre. From its earliest days the theatre celebrated Ireland’s heroes and historical characters. Figures such as St Patrick, Wolfe Tone and Robert Emmet were some of the subjects portrayed in plays. Cecil Allen will talk about the theatre’s history.

Admission is free, but booking is required via 01-6744888

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

Grave Matters: Disease, Death and Dublin from the middle ages – Talk

19:00, Wed 24 Aug

Walkinstown Library, Percy French Road, Walkinstown, Dublin 12

“Death is all around us in Dublin but what did Dubliners from the past die of? What were their funerals like? Where were they buried and why? What put Dubliners in the grave and what took them out again?

Presented by authors Lisa Marie Griffith and Ciarán Wallace, this talk will examine the history of death and disease and will cover such topics as grave robbers, epidemics and funerary fashions in Dublin from the 1500s to the present.”

Admission is free, but booking is required via 01-4558159

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

5 Broken Cameras – Documentary Screening

19:30, Wed 24 Aug

Liquor Rooms, 7 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

“5 Broken Cameras” is a film by Emad Burnat, a Palestinian villager, who films the struggle of Palestinians against the Israeli occupation. The film is an attempt at raising awareness of the occupation in Palestine through pictures that document the real life and experinces of a Palestinian villager and his family,

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

www.eventbrite.com/e/public-screening-of-5-broken-cameras-tickets-26604700375?ref=devg

Brand New Switcheroo – Roots Gig

20:00, Wed 24 Aug

Harbour Bar, 1 Strand Road, Bray, Co. Wicklow

The Roots Band “Brand New Switcheroo” will perform in the Harbour Bar. Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/

Anseo Comedy Club

20:30, Wed 24 Aug

Anseo, 18 Camden Street Lower, Dublin 2

The Anseo Comedy Club 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 24 Aug

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/Gig

20:30, Wed 24 Aug

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 24 Aug

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 24 Aug

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

Rolland Merguez – Funk & Soul Gig

21:00, Wed 24 Aug

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

The Rolland Merguez 13-piece French Brass band will take over Whelan’s for four nights, playing funk and soul covers (Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, James Brown, etc.) and even some reggae music.

Admission to all four gigs is free (on Saturday only until 22:30 with the gig starting at 23:00).

The gigs are:
Sat 20 Aug: 23:00 (free before 22:30)
Sun 21 Aug: 21:00
Mon 22 Aug: 21:00
Wed 24 Aug: 21:00

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/rolland-merguez-3/

Roots Revival: BQTrio / I Draw Slow

21:00, Wed 24 Aug

Harbour Bar, 1 Strand Road, Bray, Co. Wicklow

The “Harbour to Hotspot: Roots Revival Fest” is taking place in the Harbour Bar and the line-up today is:

21:00-21:45 BQTrio
22:00-23:30 I Draw Slow

Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/harbour-to-hotspot-i-draw-slow-event

Trad Session

21:30, Wed 24 Aug

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).

The Harleys – Gig

23:55, Wed 24 Aug

The Mezz, 24/25 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

The Harleys are a popular coverband and they will be in the Mezz every Wednesday at midnight.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/mezzdublin

Thursday 25 Aug

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Mind & Body Yoga in City Hall

08:00 – 08:45, Thu 25 Aug

City Hall, Dame Street, Dublin 2

This is probably the more unusual settings for a Yoga workout: The Rotunda of City Hall could be your gym this week. From Monday until Friday there will be a daily pre- work Yoga session from 08:00-08:45. Register via the Eventbrite link below and bring your own Yoga mat. Admission is free.

www.eventbrite.ie/e/mind-and-body-yoga-tickets-27024229197?ref=devg

National Heritage Week

09:00, Thu 25 Aug

Various locations in Dublin and Dun Laoghaire

The National Heritage Week is around the corner! It is a week long festival (20-28 August) that will build awareness and education about our heritage, its conservation and preservation. There will be more than 2000 events all over Ireland and hundreds of them are in Dublin.

From guided tours via concerts and talks to Family events, it will be a very busy week for anybody who is interested in Heritage or at least has an open mind. Most events are free, but a good few need booking, so have a look at the long events list if you get a chance and select what is suitable for you: www.heritageweek.ie/whats-on

Printed event guides/books will be available from Tourist Information Centres, for example the Dublin Tourist Office in Suffolk Street, but also from museums, OPW sites and libraries.

And in addition you download the PDF version here:

+ Dublin City: www.heritageweek.ie/wp-content/uploads/pdfs/hw-dublin-dublincity.pdf
+ Fingal (North Dublin): www.heritageweek.ie/wp-content/uploads/pdfs/hw-dublin-fingal.pdf
+ South Dublin County: www.heritageweek.ie/wp-content/uploads/pdfs/hw-dublin-couthdublincounty.pdf
+ Dun Laoghaire: www.heritageweek.ie/wp-content/uploads/pdfs/hw-dublin-dun-laoighire.pdf

I will include a number of individual events separately as well, but will not be able to include ALL events, so please check the full programme via the links above!

www.heritageweek.ie/

Heritage Week at St. Patrick’s Cathedral

10:00, Thu 25 Aug

St. Patrick’s Cathedral, St. Patrick’s Close, Dublin 8

St. Patrick’s Cathedral is offering an absolutely outstanding programme of events for Heritage Week. They really pulled out all the stops and have something for everybody. There will be Organ Recitals, Bell Ringing, Jazz performances. Classical recitals and Talks & Tours. And everything is completely free (some events do require booking)!

+++ Organ Recitals: The Wondrous Machine
Saturdays during Heritage week at 18.15. Two free recitals showcasing the Cathedral’s mighty organ during Heritage Week. The organ is widely regarded as the finest instrument in Ireland and all the performance action will be relayed on a giant screen in the crossing. These recitals will appeal to organ nerds and novices alike.
20 August: David Leigh Performs The Everlasting Crown
27 August: Martina Smyth

+++ Bellringing Tours
Saturday 20 and 27 at 10.00, 12.00, 14.00, 16.00
Each tour will last about 45 minutes and will include a demonstration on six bells. Participants must be over 12 years of age, physically fit, and comfortable in tight spaces. Registration essential

+++ Music for Lunch at 13:15
This summer’s Music for Lunch recital series features another great lineup of musicians performing a mixture of classical and traditional repertoire in the intimate surroundings of the Cathedral’s recently refurbished Lady Chapel. Free entry at the order gate.
22 August: Jonathan Lycett and Stuart Nicholson
23 August: Sarah Busfield and Victoria Green
24 August: Mary Nolan and Harry Carpendale
25 August: Anne Murnaghan and Stuart Nicholson
26 August: Judith Lyons and Martina Smyth

+++ Rush Hour Recitals at 18:15
Escape rush-hour with a great lineup of performances (a mixture of classical and jazz) including singer Suzanne Savage, a jazz-infused organ recital given by Cathedral organist David Leigh, and The Crux Vocal Ensemble & Saxophonist Natalia McGough fusing ancient chant with a little jazz.
22 August:Natalia McGough and Barbara Dunne
23 August:David Leigh Jazz Organ
24 August:Stuart Nicholson and Jonathan Lycett
25 August:Crux Vocal Ensemble and Natalia McGough
26 August:Suzanne Savage

+++ Talks and Tours
Booking essential for all talks and tours. All talks start at 19.30 except where otherwise noted.
22 August: Albert Fenton, “A Motive Force: Women in the Church of Ireland and the Easter Rising.”
23 August: Eoin C. Bairéad, “Where were the Liberties?”
24 August:Gavan Woods, “Cathedral Conservation & Restoration”
25 August at 11.00: Linda Taylor, “The Forgotten Parish of St Luke’s”
25 August: James Howley, “The Deanery of Saint Patrick’s Cathedral”

+++ Free tours of the Cathedral
22, 23, 24, 25, and 26 August at 16.00
Join the Cathedral guides for a free tour of the Cathedral

www.stpatrickscathedral.ie/event/heritage-week-2016/

Grangegorman Military Cemetery – Tour

11:00, Thu 25 Aug

Grangegorman Cemetery, Blackhorse Avenue, Dublin 7

Every Thursday a free tour of Grangegorman Military Cemetery on Blackhorse Avenue takes place. Meet inside the Cemetery Gates. Admission is free and everybody is welcome. Ring 01-6770095 for more information and to check if the tour is going ahead.

www.phoenixpark.ie/newsevents/title,24861,en.html

Stories from the ‘Wilds’ of Ireland – Talk

11:00, Thu 25 Aug

Ballymun Library, Main Street, Ballymun

“A marine biologist and wildlife advocate, Brendan Price is the founder of the Irish Seal Sanctuary. Join Brendan as he shares a treasure trove of nature tales from his new book “In Search of Sanctuary: Wildlife, My Teacher”. In the best tradition of storytelling, these timeless and universal tales will generate discussion on important issues for the planet, offering glimpses of Dublin and Ireland, of centuries old and new along the way.”

Admission is free, but booking is required.

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

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Thu 25 Aug

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

The Green Door Market

12:00 – 19:00, Thu 25 Aug

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

Low priced books with free delivery!

13:00, Thu 25 Aug

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!

Mapping and Protecting Shipwrecks of WWI – Talk

13:00 – 13:45, Thu 25 Aug

National Museum, Kildare Street (Archaeology), Dublin 2

“The Archaeology of a Decade of War: Mapping Shipwrecks and Protecting the Shipwrecks of WWI in Irish Waters” is a talk by Karl Brady (Underwater Archaeological Unit, National Monuments Service) and Charise McKeon (Geological Survey of Ireland).

They will provide an overview of the World War One naval conflict in Irish water and will illustrate the range and quantity of the resulting wrecks and discuss the strategies that the UAU and GSI are employing to document, map and protect these sites in Irish waters.

Admission is free, but booking is required via 01-6486332.

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=3034

NLI as the ‘memory’ of Ireland – Talk

13:00, Thu 25 Aug

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

Historian Maeve Casserly will explore how different moments in Ireland’s past have been remembered or forgotten. Key episodes in Irish history such as the 1641 Depositions, the 1798 Rebellion and the Famine will be explored using the rich collections of the National Library. The lecture will focus on popular memory in particular looking at ballads, folktales and even historical fiction today.

Admission is free.

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

Opera in the Open – “Eugene Onegin”

13:00 – 14:00, Thu 25 Aug

Amphitheatre, Dublin City Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8

August is the month for the yearly “Opera in the Open” at the Amphitheatre behind Dublin City Offices and not far from Christ Church Cathedral. Every Thursday a different Opera will be featured for you to enjoy. Bring your picnic/lunch and enjoy some music.

The upcoming performances are:

+ 04 Aug: The Gondoliers – Gilbert & Sullivan
+ 11 Aug: Acis & Galatea – Handel
+ 18 Aug: Die Fledermaus – J. Strauss
+ 25 Aug: Eugene Onegin – Tchaikovsky

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/Opera-In-The-Open-125207224255/

Seen? Heard? Records of children in 19th-century Ireland – Talk

13:00, Thu 25 Aug

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

This is a lunchtime talk with Aoife O’Connor in the NLI series “Genealogy at Lunchtime”.

Admission is free.

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

Angels in the Park II – Plays

13:10, Thu 25 Aug

Merrion Square, Dublin 2

Angels in the Park is series of four 10-minute plays that will be performed in Merrion Square.

Admission is free and meeting point is the Oscar Wilde statue.

www.facebook.com/events/1228488007164466/

Conserving the Collection of Sir Alfred Chester Beatty – Talk

13:10, Thu 25 Aug

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

The lunchtime lecture “It was all a great adventure: Conserving the Collection of Sir Alfred Chester Beatty” with Cécilia Duminuco (Heritage Council Intern, Conservation Department, Chester Beatty Library) takes place.

Admission seems to be free.

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

Tour of the Conservation Studios – Collins Barracks

14:30 – 16:00, Thu 25 Aug

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

Come to this tour of the conservation studios, to see the work behind the scenes at the Museum and meet Museum conservators and look at some of their current conservation projects.

Admission is free,

UPDATE: This Event is booked out!!

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=3003

Movie Magic for Kids (Age 4-12)

15:00, Thu 25 Aug

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

This August Children’s Films will be screened in a variety of Libraries in Dublin. Admission is free and no booking required.

The dates are:

+ Cabra Library: Every Tuesday in August at 15:00
+ Walkinstown Library: Every Wednesday in August at 15:30
+ Central Library: Thursday 04, 18, 25 August at 15:00, 11 August at 12:00

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-culture-and-amenities-dublin-city-public-libraries-and-archive-events/summer-20

Road, Rail and Rebellion – Talk

15:30 – 19:45, Thu 25 Aug

Wood Quay Venue, Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8

Transport Initiative Ireland is organising a public seminar entitled Road, Rail and Rebellion which will present a number of papers including an account of a 19th-century cholera burial ground rediscovered during the Luas Cross City project; a paper describing the insurgents use of the tram system during the 1916 Rising; while another paper will relate how the Luas Cross City project has shone a light on the fighting in Dublin, particularly the impact on the statuary of the city centre. Finally, there will be a paper on the a war of independence ambush site, from the N22 Macroom Bypass.

Admission is free, but booking is required via the Eventbrite link here. It seems however that ticket booking has ended, but not necessarily because all tickets are gone! So you could check here if there are still some late birds tickets ;-) available: Lillian.Butler@tii.ie or 01 6463678

100 Years on Merrion Square – Tour

17:00 – 17:30, Thu 25 Aug

90 Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

The Heritage Week Tour “100 Years on Merrion Square: No.90 Merrion Square West” is a special tour of the Sir Denis Mahon Reading Room in No.90 Merrion Square West.

This tour will take place at 17:00 and again at 19:00.

Admission is free, but booking is required. Email info@ngi.ie for details.

www.nationalgallery.ie/en/whatson/Heritage%20Week%202016/Tour_Aug25_5pm.aspx

Film Screening: Next

18:00, Thu 25 Aug

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

The documentary “Next” will be screened in the Instituo Cervantes. It looks at the world of girls and teenagers – from 6 to 16 years of age – that move to Los Angeles in the hope of achieving stardom in Hollywood.

The film was directed by Elia Urquiza in 2014 and is in English.

Admission is free.

dublin.cervantes.es/FichasCultura/Ficha107711_16_2.htm

Heritage Week: Print Industry Reminiscence

18:00, Thu 25 Aug

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

Join the National Print Museum’s volunteers for a Print Industry Reminiscence Hour, where you can hear tales from printing days gone by.

Admission is free, but booking is recommended via 01 6603770 or info@nationalprintmuseum.ie

www.nationalprintmuseum.ie/

Little Museum of Dublin – Free Admission Thursday

18:00 – 20:00, Thu 25 Aug

Little Museum of Dublin, 15 St Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2

On Thursdays from 18:00-20:00, the Little Museum of Dublin waives all admission charges thanks to sponsor Guinness.

Visit the museum and find out lots more about Dublin.

www.littlemuseum.ie/

Older than Ireland – Film Screening

18:00 – 19:00, Thu 25 Aug

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

“Older Than Ireland” is a documentary that tells the story of a hundred years of a life as seen through the eyes of thirty Irish centenarians.

Directed by Alex Fegan, Older Than Ireland explores each centenarian’s journey, from their birth at the dawn of Irish independence to their life as a centenarian in modern day Ireland.

Admission is free and no booking required.

www.nationalgallery.ie/en/whatson/Heritage%20Week%202016/FilmOlderThanIreland.aspx

Great Southern and Western Railway in Dublin (1900-1925) – Talk

18:30, Thu 25 Aug

Cabra Library, Navan Road, Dublin 7

“The Great Southern and Western Railway in Dublin, 1900-1925″ is a talk that will look at aspects of the lives of Dubliners who worked for the GS&WR, from the turn of the century to its reinvention by the Dáil in 1925.

Admission is free, but booking is required via 01-8691414

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

Harry Clarke – His Life’s Work – Talk

18:30, Thu 25 Aug

Ballyfermot Library, Ballyfermot Road, Dublin 10

“Harry Clarke was Ireland’s most acclaimed stained glass artist. He was renowned for his imaginative genius and quality craftsmanship that he brought to his work. This presentation by Raymond McGovern will illustrate the beautiful works of art created by Clarke and examine his life and times.”

Admission is free, but booking is required via 01-6269324

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

Let’s Make A Scene – Acting “Open Mic”

18:30, Thu 25 Aug

Momentum Acting Studio, 19 Lombard Street East, Dublin 2

Let’s Make a Scene is similar to an “Open Mic” event for musicians and spoken word artists, just for actors, comedians and imrovisers.

It is a live platform to actors, comedians, improvisers, slammers, etc… for free to present, test, showcase or display their work to an audience (scene, monologue, sketch, reading, new material or in production, etc…) and create a momentum prompting exchange & collaboration in between artists of different media sharing a passion.

Admission is free, but booking is required via MeisnerIreland AT gmail.com

Barry McBrien, Cherley Kane, Graham Molloy, Laura Kelly, Megan Day, Rory O’ Flynn, Padraic Mc Ginley and Sophie Campbell will be presenting their work or favourite monologues, scenes, improv’, reading, in preview or in production.

www.facebook.com/events/951252818307226/

www.facebook.com/LetsmakeasceneOurstageisyours/

Love Letters during the Rising – Talk

18:30, Thu 25 Aug

Rathmines Library, 157 Lower Rathmines Road, Dublin 6

Tessa Finn reads from letters her grandparents wrote to each other during 1916, against a backdrop of unfolding events around The Easter Rising. The letters provide a private glimpse into the lives of two people growing in love, not involved in the conflict but touched by it in many ways.

Admission is free, but booking is required via 01-4973539

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

The Never Ending Road and Walkabout Italia – Talk

18:30, Thu 25 Aug

Italian Institute of Culture, 11 Fitzwilliam Square East, Dublin 2

Darinka is an Italian writer, photographer and blogger who, after living abroad for 15 years, in 2014 decided to go back to Italy and devote herself to her passions: travelling, writing, dreaming and photography.

She walked 3,000 km from the very bottom of Italy to the top, with a diary, a camera, no money and a box in which she collected people’s dreams.

The name of the project was walkaboutitalia, it became a blog and then a book. To promote the book Darinka travelled all around Italy again, but this time with an electric bamboo bicycle, covering more than 6,000 km.

She wil be in Dublin to talk about her two books and about her new project: She will sail he oceans and travel the world on a bike.

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

www.iicdublino.esteri.it/iic_dublino/en/gli_eventi/calendario/2016/08/the-never-ending-road-and-walkabout.html

“My Favourites” – Dublin City Walking Tour – Night Walk

19:00 – 21:00, Thu 25 Aug

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 myfavouritesdublincitywalktour@gmail.com or 085-2725095

www.dublincitywalkingtours.com/

New to Dublin? Dublin Expats Meeting

19:00, Thu 25 Aug

Living Room Pub, Cathal Brugha Street (off O’Connell Street), Dublin 1

An expatriate or expat is a person temporarily or permanently residing in a country other than that of their citizenship.

And this is a weekly meeting for all Expats in Dublin (new and old!). If you are new to the city, this is an excellent way to meet people.

Admission is free (no booking required!), but you are asked to give the same kind of welcoming to new members as is given to you.

www.eventbrite.com/e/dublin-expats-thursday-7pm-tickets-24745493437?ref=devg

Thursday Night Board Gaming

19:00, Thu 25 Aug

Robert Read Bar, 19 Store Street, Dublin 1

And this is the third (!) Board Gaming night in Dublin! They are taking over! ;-)

It is a weekly event and on Thursday the focus is on Introductory Board Games, so if you haven’t for a while (or ever) played Board Games, this is for you.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/IGAGamesNights/

Roots Revival: Dermot Byrne & Danny Tobin / Dr. Bluegrass

20:00, Thu 25 Aug

Harbour Bar, 1 Strand Road, Bray, Co. Wicklow

The Harbour to Hotspot: Roots Revival Fest takes place in the Harbour Bar and the line-up for Thursday is:

+ 19:30-21:00 Dermot Byrne & Danny Tobin
+ 21:30-23:30 Dr. Bluegrass & the Illbilly8

Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/harbour-to-hotspot-dr.-bluegrass

Roots Revival: Ukes & Yodels – Gig

20:00, Thu 25 Aug

The Hot Spot Music Club, Beach House, Cliff Rd, Greystones, Co. Wicklow

At the “Hotspot to Harbour – Roots Revival Festival”, the Hot Spot Music Club invites to a Ukes & Yodels evening. It will start wit a free beginners workshop, followed by a performance of ukulele folk & country songs.

Bring your Ukulele! Admission is free.

thehotspot.ie/events/?event_id1=216

Singer Songwriter Night – Mother Reilly’s

21:00, Thu 25 Aug

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

Every Thursday 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

Brady’s Fun Pub Quiz

21:30, Thu 25 Aug

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.facebook.com/pages/Bradys-Pub-Terenure/138965189474826

International Bar Jazz Night

21:30, Thu 25 Aug

The International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

Every Tuesday and Thursday the International Bar invites to a Jazz night in the Lounge.

Groups led by Cote Calmet, Sean Maynard Smith, Dominic Mullan, Paddy Groenland, Georgia Cusack & Alex Mathias are performing regularly with occasional guest players, but there are also other bands from all over.

Admission is free, with a suggested donation of EUR 5. The website clearly says that there is no entry fee, but – and that makes a lot of sense – that your donations are very much appreciated (Musicians need to pay for rent and food too!) Be generous after the gig if you liked it, but if someone wants to charge an admission charge, please point out that the “rules” as described on their website are like I have explained.

www.international-bar.com/jazz/

Left, Right & Centre – Blues+Soul

21:30, Thu 25 Aug

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.

Admission is free.

www.frankryans.com

McLoughlin’s Trad Night

21:30, Thu 25 Aug

McLoughlin’s Bar, 73 Upper George’s Street, Dun Laoghaire

A weekly Trad Music Night is taking place in McLoughlin’s in Dun Laoghaire. It is an acoustic night and all musicians are welcome. Admission is free.

www.mcloughlinsbar.ie

McNeills Trad Music Pub Sessions

21:30, Thu 25 Aug

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

Woolshed Karaoke

21:30, Thu 25 Aug

Woolshed Bar & Grill, Parnell Street, Dublin 1

The Woolshed Karaoke is happening every Thursday from 21:30. Anyone can participate! Admission is free.

www.woolshedbaa.com/dublin/

The Retronauts – Gig

22:00, Thu 25 Aug

Buskers Bar, Fleet Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

The party band “The Retronauts” will play a gig in Buskers.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1714295018834318/

Friday 26 Aug

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Mind & Body Yoga in City Hall

08:00 – 08:45, Fri 26 Aug

City Hall, Dame Street, Dublin 2

This is probably the more unusual settings for a Yoga workout: The Rotunda of City Hall could be your gym this week. From Monday until Friday there will be a daily pre- work Yoga session from 08:00-08:45. Register via the Eventbrite link below and bring your own Yoga mat. Admission is free.

www.eventbrite.ie/e/mind-and-body-yoga-tickets-27024229197?ref=devg

National Heritage Week

09:00, Fri 26 Aug

Various locations in Dublin and Dun Laoghaire

The National Heritage Week is around the corner! It is a week long festival (20-28 August) that will build awareness and education about our heritage, its conservation and preservation. There will be more than 2000 events all over Ireland and hundreds of them are in Dublin.

From guided tours via concerts and talks to Family events, it will be a very busy week for anybody who is interested in Heritage or at least has an open mind. Most events are free, but a good few need booking, so have a look at the long events list if you get a chance and select what is suitable for you: www.heritageweek.ie/whats-on

Printed event guides/books will be available from Tourist Information Centres, for example the Dublin Tourist Office in Suffolk Street, but also from museums, OPW sites and libraries.

And in addition you download the PDF version here:

+ Dublin City: www.heritageweek.ie/wp-content/uploads/pdfs/hw-dublin-dublincity.pdf
+ Fingal (North Dublin): www.heritageweek.ie/wp-content/uploads/pdfs/hw-dublin-fingal.pdf
+ South Dublin County: www.heritageweek.ie/wp-content/uploads/pdfs/hw-dublin-couthdublincounty.pdf
+ Dun Laoghaire: www.heritageweek.ie/wp-content/uploads/pdfs/hw-dublin-dun-laoighire.pdf

I will include a number of individual events separately as well, but will not be able to include ALL events, so please check the full programme via the links above!

www.heritageweek.ie/

Dublin City Hall – Free Admission

10:00 – 17:15, Fri 26 Aug

City Hall, Dame Street, Dublin 2

Dublin City Hall has a museum/exhibition in the basement, called “The Story of the Capital”, it is an exhibition that you should definitely check out at some stage.

To celebrate the Easter Rising Anniversary, admission to that exhibititon is free for the whole year!!

Opening hours are Monday-Saturday 10:00-17:15.

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-recreation-culture-cityhall/exhibition

Heritage Week at St. Patrick’s Cathedral

10:00, Fri 26 Aug

St. Patrick’s Cathedral, St. Patrick’s Close, Dublin 8

St. Patrick’s Cathedral is offering an absolutely outstanding programme of events for Heritage Week. They really pulled out all the stops and have something for everybody. There will be Organ Recitals, Bell Ringing, Jazz performances. Classical recitals and Talks & Tours. And everything is completely free (some events do require booking)!

+++ Organ Recitals: The Wondrous Machine
Saturdays during Heritage week at 18.15. Two free recitals showcasing the Cathedral’s mighty organ during Heritage Week. The organ is widely regarded as the finest instrument in Ireland and all the performance action will be relayed on a giant screen in the crossing. These recitals will appeal to organ nerds and novices alike.
20 August: David Leigh Performs The Everlasting Crown
27 August: Martina Smyth

+++ Bellringing Tours
Saturday 20 and 27 at 10.00, 12.00, 14.00, 16.00
Each tour will last about 45 minutes and will include a demonstration on six bells. Participants must be over 12 years of age, physically fit, and comfortable in tight spaces. Registration essential

+++ Music for Lunch at 13:15
This summer’s Music for Lunch recital series features another great lineup of musicians performing a mixture of classical and traditional repertoire in the intimate surroundings of the Cathedral’s recently refurbished Lady Chapel. Free entry at the order gate.
22 August: Jonathan Lycett and Stuart Nicholson
23 August: Sarah Busfield and Victoria Green
24 August: Mary Nolan and Harry Carpendale
25 August: Anne Murnaghan and Stuart Nicholson
26 August: Judith Lyons and Martina Smyth

+++ Rush Hour Recitals at 18:15
Escape rush-hour with a great lineup of performances (a mixture of classical and jazz) including singer Suzanne Savage, a jazz-infused organ recital given by Cathedral organist David Leigh, and The Crux Vocal Ensemble & Saxophonist Natalia McGough fusing ancient chant with a little jazz.
22 August:Natalia McGough and Barbara Dunne
23 August:David Leigh Jazz Organ
24 August:Stuart Nicholson and Jonathan Lycett
25 August:Crux Vocal Ensemble and Natalia McGough
26 August:Suzanne Savage

+++ Talks and Tours
Booking essential for all talks and tours. All talks start at 19.30 except where otherwise noted.
22 August: Albert Fenton, “A Motive Force: Women in the Church of Ireland and the Easter Rising.”
23 August: Eoin C. Bairéad, “Where were the Liberties?”
24 August:Gavan Woods, “Cathedral Conservation & Restoration”
25 August at 11.00: Linda Taylor, “The Forgotten Parish of St Luke’s”
25 August: James Howley, “The Deanery of Saint Patrick’s Cathedral”

+++ Free tours of the Cathedral
22, 23, 24, 25, and 26 August at 16.00
Join the Cathedral guides for a free tour of the Cathedral

www.stpatrickscathedral.ie/event/heritage-week-2016/

Magazine Fort – Guided Tour

10:00 – 16:30, Fri 26 Aug

Magazine Fort, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

The Magazine Fort in Phoenix Park is unusually neglected and at the same time unusually rich in history. Many have seen it as a barred off concrete fortress in a corner of Phoenix Park and even more don’t even know or have forgotten that it exists. The old Phoenix House, the home of the British Viceroy, was on the site where the fort was built from the early 17th century and then in 1734 the Fort was built and extended in 1801.

In 1916 the Fort was raided by the rebels who expected to find a lot of explosives there, but found the Fort nearly empty. In 1939 the IRA raided the Fort and stole more than a million rounds of ammunition, but most of it was recovered over the following weeks.

Since 1988, the Irish Army doesn’t use the Fort anymore and gave it back to the Office of Public Works (OPW), but not much good has happened to the Fort in the last 28 years (!!) and there were numerous speculations about the reasons for that.

Finally, this year, there will be guided tours at the Fort for three months from 31 July until the end of October. The tours take place on Sundays and Fridays at 10:00, 12:00 and 14:30 and only 20 places are available on each tour.

Tickets are available at the Phoenix Park Visitor Centre on a first come, first served basis and can not be pre-booked. A shuttle bus will bring the ticket holders to the Fort.

I definitely want to visit the Magazine Fort, so you will find me in the queue at some stage.

www.phoenixpark.ie/visitorinformation/magazinefort/#d.en.36668

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Fri 26 Aug

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

Print Museum – Guided Tour

11:30 – 15:30, Fri 26 Aug

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

For Heritage Week, the Print Museum is running daily interactive tours from Monday 22 – Fri 26 August at 11:30 for adults and at 14:30 for families. Admission is free, but booking is required via 01-6603770.

www.nationalprintmuseum.ie/

The Green Door Market

12:00 – 19:00, Fri 26 Aug

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

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13:00, Fri 26 Aug

Various locations in Dublin and Dun Laoghaire

Get a cup of tea, gather the last bit of energy and then bring this work week over the line! And for next week, get some special teas via the ad below and help the Dublin Event Guide while you are doing that. ;-)

Click on the picture below or use this link and if you order any teas that way, you help the Dublin Event Guide because Twinings will pay a small reward if you order after clicking on the picture or link above.

Orders over GBP 35 are free in the UK and if you use Parcelmotel’s Belfast to Dublin service, you can get it delivered for just EUR 3.95 of postage.

www.awin1.com/cread.php?s=304874&v=3578&q=143760&r=140544

ROSC: A Poetry of Vision – Screening

13:00, Fri 26 Aug

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

The documentary “ROSC: A Poetry of Vision” from 1979 (27 min) will be screened. It was directed by Ciarín Scott and he will be available for Q&A about the film after the screening.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1723240937942714/

Summer Music at Sandford 2016

13:10 – 14:00, Fri 26 Aug

Sandford Parish Church, Ranelagh, Dublin 6

Summer Music at Sandford is a series of lunchtime concerts at Sandford Parish Church. Every Friday in July and August these classical concerts will take place.

The next one is with Jonathan Lycett and Stuart Nicholson (Piano Duet).

Admission free, but donations in aid of the Sandford Organ Restoration Fund are appreciated.

www.sandfordandstphilips.dublin.anglican.org/event/

Garden Walking Tour – Farmleigh House

14:00, Fri 26 Aug

Farmleigh House, Castleknock end of Phoenix Park, Dublin 15

A Garden Walking Tour will take place with Carmel Duignan. Meeting point is the Walled Garden,

Admission is free.

farmleigh.ie/events/Title,36588,en.html

Drop-in Drawing Session – National Gallery

15:00 – 15:45, Fri 26 Aug

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

On Monday, Wednesday and Friday, the National Gallery invites to Drop-in drawing sessions for adults and teens. All materials will be provided.

Admission is free, but only the first 25 people will get tickets.

The themes are:
Monday: Life Drawing in Colour
Wednesday: Portraits
Friday: Capturing Movement

www.nationalgallery.ie/en/whatson/Drawing_Courses/Drop-in_LifeDrawing/Drawing_Aug26.aspx

Art Exhibition + Animal Sanctuary Fundraiser

18:00 – 21:00, Fri 26 Aug

Jaja Studios, 1 Cowper Street, Stoneybatter, Dublin 7

This is a 1-day Art Exhibition in aid of the “Back into Daylight Animal Sanctuary”. All art can be bought on that night and all funds raised go directly to the sanctuary.

A range of artworks including paintings, jewellery, drawings and photography will be showcased and all of it will be available for purchase. There will also be vegan cakes and refreshments available and a raffle will take place.

www.facebook.com/events/1562276954078738

Dalkey Lobster Fest

18:30, Fri 26 Aug

Dalkey (Various locations)

The Dalkey Lobster Fest will take place from Fri 26 – Sun 28 August and it will start on Friday with a number of free music performances in a variety of restaurants and pubs in Dalkey:

18:30 Amelia Adler (Singer/Songwriter) @ 1909
20:00 Stolen Chicken (Gypsy Jazz) @ Finngands
20:30 Sean Whelan (Latino & Jazz) @ Benitos
21:00 Bluegrass Session @ The Kings Inn
22:00 Antony Ward Band @ The Magpie Inn

Admission is free.

www.dalkeylobsterfest.com/whats-on

Cornucopia – Live Music

19:30 – 21:30, Fri 26 Aug

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

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Fri 26 Aug

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/specials/

Roots Revival: Malojian / Amazing Apple

21:00, Fri 26 Aug

Harbour Bar, 1 Strand Road, Bray, Co. Wicklow

The “Harbour to Hotspot: Roots Revival Fest” is taking place in the Harbour Bar and the line-up on Friday is:

21:00-22:15 Malojian
22:30-00:30 Amazing Apples

Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/harbour-to-hotspot-amazing-apples

Ska ‘n’ Reggae with The Bionic Rats

21:00 – 02:30, Fri 26 Aug

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

Bad Boy Jake – Gig

21:30, Fri 26 Aug

Patriot’s Inn, 760 South Circular Road, Kilmainham, Dublin 8

Bad Boy Jake are playing theior acoustic Blues/Rock in the Patriot’s Inn.

Admission is free.

dublinsessions.ie/the-patriots-inn/

Events Coming Up

Dublin Mountains Partnership – Guided Walks

10+13+14+27 August

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

In August the walks are on 10+13+14+27 August. The walk on 13 August a Photography Walk. In addition there are weekly Sunday walks as part of the Dun Laoghaire Summer of Heritage Festival. Details below.

All walks are free, but pre-registration is required (details are on the website).

The Dun Laoghaire Rathdown’s Summer of Heritage Festival also contains walks: They are every Sunday until 04 September at 11:00 for a max of 20 people and a duration of 2 hours. Register via heritage@dublinmountains.ie and find the details at: www.events.dlrcoco.ie/event/dublin-mountains-walk-0

Not free, but interesting nevertheless:

Hackfest: 20 August

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This is odd

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!

Filthy Ireland – Incompetent Local Authorities & Useless Governments

A week ago, the free local newspaper Dublin People ran a story about the “Plan to end discharge of sewage off Rush coast is progressing” and to say that I was shocked when I read that headline would be a big understatement, I was speechless, appalled and outraged!! And I STILL can’t believe that in 2016 the filthy practice of dumping untreated sewage in the sea continues and will still continue for at least another two years!!

I know that Ireland dirtied our environment that way MUCH longer than it should have, but I thought that during the good years when money was nearly abundant, the filthy practice of sewage dumping had been stopped and that all communities had been equipped with sewage treatment plans. And now I realise that this is probably MUCH worse than this article indicates. If Rush, a village so close to the capital of a European country is such a dirt bag in 2016, then there will probably be MANY more remote places that do the same.

I grew up in a smallish village (half the size of Rush!) in Germany and I remember visiting the local sewage treatment plan when I was in Primary School and that is a long long time away!! And that time that local sewage treatment plan wasn’t new or recent by any means but had been there for many years. Yes, I also know that at that time and still for many years after Ireland was shockingly poor and would have never reached today’s infrastructural level without a huge amount of subsidies from the EU. So everything took a good bit longer, but for god’s sake, this is 2016 and we are still pumping our shite (literally!!) in the sea!?!

What incompetent local or national government has screwed up so much that it took such a long time to make these first steps! And it will take another two years before anything changes!

Useless and incompetent politicians and local authorities!!!

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This Event Guide (the “Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events)”) is an Event Guide with a difference. It covers mostly free events based on the thinking that free events deserve additional support and that non-free events have the money to pay for advertisement. The Guide is a _Guide_ and not just a listing and is therefore at times quite extensive. It is sent for free to anybody who is interested and if you want to be added to the mailing list or know somebody who would like to receive this guide, just send them to www.dublineventguide.com, where they can subscribe. If you have feedback – good or bad – PLEASE tell me via dublineventguide@gmail.com.
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Please note: The Dublin Event Guide (for Free Event) is not related or connected to the long gone fortnightly printed publication “the event guide” that you found until December 2008 in pubs and other venues.
Copyright 2016 by Joerg Steegmueller.
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