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Event Guide for FREE Events in Greater Dublin

The "Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events)" is a weekly e-mail newsletter/e-zine that lists, describes and recommends all 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 e-zine is written in blog-style and published by Joerg Steegmueller, who lives in Dublin for many years and provides this service for free. The Dublin Event Guide has currently more than 20,000 readers and hundreds more join every month. You too can subscribe on the right -->>

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This week's Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) was posted on 26. July 2014:


Dublin Event Guide 371: City Soul Picnic, Festival of Curiosity, Dublin Maker Festival, Country/Americana/Roots Weekend

DEG Dublin Event Guide (for free events)

No. 371 | 25 July 2014

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Hi all!

This weekend is extremely busy with lots of top events. The Dublin Maker Festival, the City Soul Picnic, the Festival of Curiosity, the Bray Summerfest and lots of Country/Bluegrass/Americana/Roots gigs for the disappointed Garth Brooks fans in Dublin really make this weekend one of the busiest.

Each of these events could keep us happy for a whole weekend, but this Sat and Sun we have FIVE big events at the same time. Wow! The choice is difficult, but there should something for everyone. On the flip side, it means though, that the next week will be significantly quieter.

The August bank Holiday weekend next weekend is traditionally a relatively quiet weekend because organisers assume that many are away on holidays, but it looks as maybe the next 2 or three weekends are a little quieter. Soooooo: Make the most of this weekend. Super weather and super events. Don’t waste your time with stuff that can wait! :-)

Last week I asked you for help here and I will keep that question for another week. I got some helpful feedback and I still have to reply to the people that got back to me, but maybe there are more Dublin Event Guide readers that would be happy to help? You, maybe?

Here is my question: It is a very serious question and I really need some feedback from you (to dublineventguide@gmail.com please): What can I do to increase the value the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) brings you? What other services or additional features would make this weekly e-mail magazine more valuable to you?

The background to this question is a financial one: The suggested donation of EUR 1 per month from lots of subscribers would make a huge difference to the Dublin Event Guide and would give me the opportunity to put more time and more resources in it, but only a tiny minority of subscribers seems to feel that they get a value of EUR 1 per month. So what could I do to get more people to get value?

Please send me an e-mail with your opinions: dublineventguide@gmail.com

And here are the weekly appeals:

The sending of the weekly e-mail newsletter costs EUR 170 per month and for this I need your help. If four wonderful people can be found per week, then we usually make it exactly to that amount. You can help here: www.perfectresults.info/donate.htm I am also looking for some corporate sponsors. Maybe two or three companies that are prepared to help with a little more than the individual donations of around 12 Euro. If you know anybody, send them my way. :-) Recently the donations dropped significantly. Maybe it is the bad times, but EUR 12 is just 2 pints and for the equivalent of 2 pints you get 52 issues full of information about free cultural events. That’s DEFINITELY worth 2 pints! Please…and Thanks! :-)

And finally – I can’t say it often enough: Please help spreading the word about the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events). Your friends can easily subscribe at www.dublineventguide.com and they will get a weekly e-mail magazine with all the free events in Dublin if they subscribe. They don’t have to pay a cent for that and their e-mail address is completely safe with me! More than 21,000 people receive the Dublin Event Guide every week and we are more than 47,000 people at the Dublin Event Guide Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/DublinEventGuide Check it out and click on LIKE when you are there.

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

Have an event-full weekend and week,

–Joerg

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Feel good slot

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

Today’s Feel Good Slot quote is very simple and the first part (after the “:”) we might often “secretly” admit, but the second part (after the “…”) is a really important realisation:

My entire life can be described in one sentence: It didn’t go as planed … and that’s ok!

My life definitely went differently than I or my parents had planned and not all changes of the plan were immediately good changes, but in the end it turned out better than I could have planned it. How about yours?

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The cost for sending the weekly newsletter is approx. EUR 170 per month and a donation from you of just EUR 12 per year will ensure that I will be able to pay the bills.
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All events listed in this Event Guide are free of any admission charges (or at least appear to be free) unless otherwise stated. I try to find confirmation in all cases and do my best to double-check the information. However errors can happen and therefore no promise for correctness can be given.

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Joergs Picks

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

This weekend you will find me at the Dublin Maker Festival on Saturday and at the City Soul Picnic. If I could also be at some of the events of the Festival of Curiosity and the Bray Summerfest, I would do that. But I will stick to the City Soul Picnic as my main event for the weekend. And therefore you will find me there on Sunday as well.

If you have children to entertain, definitely check out the many Festival of Curiosity events, it is a great festival.

There are also lots of Country/Bluegrass/Americana/Roots gigs in town to make up for the cancelled Garth Brooks concerts for the people that came to Dublin despite the cancellations. Even if Country music is normally not your thing, give Americana and Roots a go, it is quite different from the traditional Country & Western music.

Whatever you do, make the best of the weekend, because we have reached the event peak and it will be quieter from now on.

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Competitions

Doodleledo – Social Sketching Event – Ticket Competition

Thurs 24 July – 19:00-22:00
Pacino’s, 18 Suffolk St, Dublin 2

Doodleledo is a Social Sketching Event that takes place every two months on the last Thursday of the month. The next Doodleledo event is on Thursday in Pacino’s.

Up to 15 people will come together and will have fun drawing and spending quality time with others over drinks, nibbles and music. No doodling experience necessary (you’ll be winning friends with your skills by the end of the night.) Natalia Talkowska, founder and chief storyteller at Natalka Design started the movement in London and after just a few months it’s running in 3 cities and more to come! Doodleledo : create, meet new people, have fun!

Tickets for EUR 10 can be bought here and on the same site you also find more information.

For the Thursday event, the organisers have made tickets available for a competition and the lucky winner was Evin Scully. Congrats!

www.facebook.com/pages/Doodleledo/400488610080967

Programme a Robot Battle Tank – Java Coding – Course Competition

28 July – 18:30-21:00
Adverts.ie, 19/22 Dame Street, Dublin 2

Coding Grace is a group of developers in Dublin who enjoy coding and teaching others. They are providing female-friendly workshops for everyone who wants to learn about coding and other technologies.

They regularly run coding courses and introductions to coding and currently there are three up-coming courses:

+ Learn Python by making a text-based game – 22 July (18:30) – EUR10
+ RoboCode – Create a robot battle tank in Java – 28 July (18:30) – EUR10
+ Introduction to Ruby on Rails – 23 Aug (11:00) – EUR20

To spread the word and to promote their events, Coding Grace suggested that we run competition in the Dublin Event Guide for one (or maybe even more) of their courses.

For the RoboCode course, Coding Grace has made a ticket available for a competition and the lucky winner is Moira O’Byrne. Congrats!

Find out lots more about Coding Grace on their website: www.codinggrace.com

Ghosts in Our Machine – Vegan Ireland Film Screening – Ticket Competition

Sat 26 July – 18:30
Ireland Institute, 27 Pearse Street, Dublin 2

Join director Liz Marshall and Vegan Ireland for the Irish Premiere of her award winning movie “The Ghosts in Our Machine”. Liz Marshall will talk and hold a Q&A session. Samples of vegan foods will be available. (This movie is not gory.)

The Ghosts in Our Machine is a documentary that illuminates the lives of individual animals living within and rescued from the machine of our modern world. Through the heart and photographic lens of photographer Jo-Anne McArthur, you will become familiar with a cast of non-human animals. The film follows Jo-Anne over the course of a year as she photographs several animal stories in parts of Canada, the U.S. and in Europe. Each story is a window into global animal industries: Food, Fashion, Entertainment and Research.

Tickets for the screening are available for EUR 8 at the door or you can book through Paypal to vegansireland@gmail.com or email the same address for bank details.

For one reader of the Dublin Event Guide, Vegan Ireland has a pair of tickets as a competition prize and that lucky winner is Danielle Smart. Congrats!

For more information about the Dublin screening go here: www.vegan.ie/events/

Promote your product or (non-free) event through a competition!

If you want to reach more than 20,000 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. In most cases there are no charges to you (apart from making some tickets or some of your products available for free).

And if you want me to do use your product and write an assessment here in the Dublin Event Guide, we can talk about that too. I like testing out gear. ;-)

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Sand Sculpture Exhibition – Dublin Castle

The display of massive Sand Sculptures in the Upper Courtyard is back for the 15th year. This year the theme is “Black, White & Grey” and you wonder how that theme can be realised with all-brown Sand Sculptures.

The live carving takes place every day from 22 July – 29 July (from 10:00-17:00) and the finished sculptures will then be on display until 21 August.

Supported by the OPW, the Sand Sculptures are created by Duthain Dealbh (meaning: Fleeting Sculpture) (www.duthain-dealbh.com/) and only compacted sand is used with no other added ingredients.

I am fascinated by the Sculptures year after year and strongly recommend a visit! Admission is free.

Graffiti Problem in Dublin

Let me tell you fist of all, that I love good graffiti (a.k.a. Street Art)! There are amazing pieces of work in Dublin: Near Windmill Lane, at the back of the Bernard Shaw Pub, near former Mabos at the Grand Canal Dock, in the car park of the Tivoli Theatre and in a few other areas. Some are soo artistic, that they just have to stay, but that unfortunately defeats the purpose a little, because Street Art is temporary and spaces that can be used for Street Art are scarce so ideally more spaces would be made available.

What most of us dislike, though is the brain and creativity-void tagging that we see everywhere or – even worse – the Graffiti Vandalism. A great piece of street art on the Luas track between Jervis Street and Four Courts was vandalised then repaired and just one day later was damaged again: www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152523141255851 And Molly Malone was put back on her new place after having been restored and cleaned and some sad taggers had to damage the statue: www.breakingnews.ie/discover/graffiti-vandals-target-molly-malone-statue-in-dublin-637183.html

The Dublin City Business Improvement District (BIPD) organisation says that they spend EUR 125,000 every year to clean Graffiti. What a waste of money. Tagging is sooooo uncool!

Dublin City Libraries Summer Children’s Programme

During July and August the Summer Programme will take place again in Dublin’s Libraries for children. There will be Theatre and Yoga, puppet shows, art, drama, music, storytelling, Viking workshops and more and all for children and families. All events are free. Booking is recommendd, though. Find a description of some of the vents with links here www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-recreation-culture-dublin-city-public-libraries-and-archive-events/summer-2014 and at the bottom of that page you can also see a link to download the PDF brochure.

Opportunities

This section is intended to feature new startup companies and projects. Opportunities that people saw and that they chose not to ignore. I am, however, experiencing a little technical problem with this section, so for now I won’t be able to use it. I will keep you posted.

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.

Ulysses Cylinders by Dale Chihuly and Seaver Leslie

19 June – 23 August

Coach House, Dublin Castle Gardens, Dame Street, Dublin 2

Ulysses Cylinders by Dale Chihuly and Seaver Leslie with Flora C. Mace and Joey Kirkpatrick

Dale Chihuly’s vibrant coloured glass installations and opulent Chandeliers hang in many of the world’s most prestigious museums and public spaces including the Victoria and Albert museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Louvre in Paris.

A world premier of “Ulysses Cylinders” inspired by James Joyces’s Ulysses will come to the Coach House of Dublin Castle. This collaborative exhibition combines the alchemic artistry of Dale Chihuly with painter Seaver Leslie’s pen and ink drawings to create a unique collection of golden glass Cylinders.

Working with Leslie’s drawings on paper, artists Mace and Kirkpatrick constructed fragile glass drawings, which Chihuly’s team studio amalgamated into individual Cylinders of glass wrapped in gold leaf. Each drawing offers a visual trigger into selected narratives of Ulysses as recounted by Joyce.

Admission is free. www.dublincastle.ie/NewsEvents/Title,31395,en.htm

Chihuly will also exhibit his signature work at Solomon Fine Art (Balfe Street, Dublin 2) from 19 June – 31 July. Admission is free.

Chester Beatty’s A-Z: from Amulet to Zodiac

11 July – 01 Feb 2015

Chester Beatty Library, Garden of Dublin Castle, Dame Street, Dublin 2

One A is for Amulet, B is for Beatty, C is for Calligraphy…. Chester Beatty’s A to Z will take you on a journey through a selection of highlights, showcasing the breadth and quality of this collection.

This curators’ choice show is a visual treat with universal appeal. Each letter of the alphabet is matched to a word that is representative of something characteristically associated with the collection. Featuring many works seldom or never before seen in public, the exhibition will explore the threads that link cultures across the Western, Islamic and East Asian worlds.

Opening hours: From 10:00-17:00 on Mon to Fri (closed Mondays from 1 Oct), 11:00-17:00 on Sat, 13:00-17:00 on Sun

www.cbl.ie

Vanished Portraits – A documentation by Karol Jozw

17-31 July

Centre for Creative Practices (CFCP), 15 Pembroke Street, Dublin 2

An exhibition of photography taken by Jozwiak while travelling through Bulgaria alone. Feeling lonely and weary of travel he put together this collection of melancholic photographs. What attracted the author’s attention there was an untypical form of commemoration of the dead in which photography happened to play a crucial role. An in-depth research and documentation of this phenomenon led to the uncovering of some intriguing anthropological and cultural traces.

The exhibition opening is on Thurs 17 July from 18:00-22:00. Admission is free.

www.cfc.ie/

“A Place to Call Home” presented by Art Therapy Hub

20 July – 05 August

Third Space Cafe, 14 Smithfield Market, Dublin 7

Art Therapy Hub presents ‘A Place to Call Home’, an exhibition of photographs taken by Urban Teenage Refugees living in Nepal. Art Therapy Hub linked up with UK based organisation Art Refuge in Kathmandu, Nepal. There, they provided group art therapy projects to vulnerable people including teenage urban refugees. This exhibition is the result of an art therapy project in which seven teenage urban refugees participated. The focus of the project was to build resilience to deal with the challenges faced by these refugees. The project also set out to encourage the group to connect with their new environment and community through photography. All photographs have been taken by the teenagers, some of whom had never taken a photo before. They were all given 35mm disposable cameras to take snapshots of the local community and the place they now call ‘home’.

Admission is free. www.arttherapyhub.com/

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Car Boot Sales – Tallaght

08:00 – 12:00, Sat 26 Jul

Tallaght Stadium, Whitestown Way, Tallaght, Co. Dublin

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

www.irishcarboot.ie/

Car Boot Sales – Kill of the Grange

09:00 – 13:00, Sat 26 Jul

Kill Lane, Deansgrange, Co. Dublin

A Car Boot Sales will take place in the car park behind Supervalu in Deansgrange, at the Church of Ireland, Admission is free for buyers.

kotg.ie/2014/07/car-boot-sale-26th-july/

Honest2Goodness Food Market

09:30 – 16:00, Sat 26 Jul

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

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

www.honest2goodness.ie

Malahide Park Run (free)

09:30, Sat 26 Jul

Malahide Park, Dublin Road, Malahide, Co. Dublin

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

www.parkrun.ie/malahide/

SuperNatural Food Market

09:30 – 15:30, Sat 26 Jul

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 26 Jul

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

Asgard Gunrunning Centenary – Exhibition & Talks

10:00 – 20:00, Sat 26 Jul

Old Court House, Harbour Road, Howth

On 26 July 1914, the Howth gunnrunning took place to provide weapons for the Irish Volunteers, Erskine Childers (yes, that is a name for a person) whose son later became the fourth Irish President, made his Yacht “Asgard” available for transporting the weapons and ammunition form Germany to Ireland.

An exhibition of artefacts from the Asgard gunrunning will take place in the Old Court House in Howth on Sat+Sun. The exhibition will also include artefacts form the 1916 Easter Rising and the War of Independence. Talks will be given daily by local historians & prominent speakers. Admission is free.

On Saturday at 17:00 a wreath laying ceremony will take place on the East Pier with main oration from Tommy McKearney.

A (non-free, EUR 5) Lecture and Ballad Session will take place in the evening: The talk on the Asgard Gunrunning and the Bachelors Walk Massacre is by Kevin Morley author of “A Descriptive History of the Irish Citizen Army”. This will be followed by a ballad session from local musicians with headline act from Érin go Bragh un the Abbey Tavern, Abbey St. Howth. Doors: 20:00

www.indymedia.ie/article/104893

Belgard Weekend Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 26 Jul

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

Colour Dash Run

10:00, Sat 26 Jul

Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

The Colour Dash 5km Run for the Irish Cancer Society takes place in Furze Road in Phoenix Park on Saturday morning. This is NOT a free event (EUR 30), but apart from the pure spectacle of seeing the initially white runners turning rainbow coloured, there will also be entertainment at the finish to which everybody is invited (for free).

www.cancer.ie/get-involved/fundraise/challenge-yourself/colour-dash

Dublin Maker – Festival

10:00 – 18:00, Sat 26 Jul

Trinity College, Dublin 2

Dublin Maker is a one-day, hands-on, family-friendly, free, outdoor celebration of making in tents on the Physics Lawn of Trinity College Dublin.

Inventors and makers have an opportunity to showcase their creations and it’s a place where people show what they are making, and share what they are learning. Makers range from tech enthusiasts to crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, artists, science clubs, students, authors, and commercial exhibitors. They are of all ages and backgrounds.

Dublin Maker took place last year for the first time and it was a great event. You don’t really know what you will discover there, but if you are a curious, interested and maybe even semi-geeky person, don’t miss this event. I will be there!

www.dublinmaker.ie

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 26 Jul

Jamestown Market, 90 Jamestown Road, Inchicore, Dublin 8

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

www.jamestownmarket.com/

Merchants Market

10:00 – 16:30, Sat 26 Jul

Merchants Yard, East Wall Road, Dublin 3

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

www.merchantsmarket.ie/

Sand Sculptures in Dublin Castle

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 26 Jul

Dublin Castle, Dame Street, Dublin 2

The display of massive Sand Sculptures in the Upper Courtyard is back for the 15th year. This year the theme is “Black, White & Grey”. The live carving takes place every day from 22 July – 29 July (from 10:00-17:00) and the finished sculptures will then be on display until 21 August.

Supported by the OPW, the Sand Sculptures are created by Duthain Dealbh (meaning: Fleeting Sculpture) (www.duthain-dealbh.com/)

I am fascinated by the Sculptures year after year and strongly recommend a visit! Admission is free.

Skerries Water Festival

10:00 – 18:00, Sat 26 Jul

South Strand Beach, Skerries, Co. Dublin

The Skerries Water Festival takes this weekend on Sat+Sun. You will be able to try out water sports activities and there will also be family fun, BBQs, markets and much more!

The activites you can expect are
Market, Food Vendors, Funfair, Sandcastle Building Competition on South Strand Beach, Arts and Crafts for Children, Face Painting, Street Performers, Water Sports Taster Sessions (kayaking, stand-up paddling, rowing, kite-surfing and more) with Outdoor Dublin and Skerries Watersports Academy, Sessions with Skerries Sea Tours – North Beach.

For more information see the website below.

The published timetable for Saturday is:

10:00-18:00 The Market on South Strand
12:00-17:00 Boat and Crew Display and Tour of RNLI Station – The Harbour
12:00-16:00 Watersports Taster Sessions on South Strand
12:00-18:00 Street Performers on South Strand and Skerries Main Street
14:00-16:00 Sand Castle Building Competition
17:00 Sandcastle Competition Winners Announced

www.visitskerries.ie/waterfestival.html

Stables Market

10:00 – 18:00, Sat 26 Jul

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

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

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

Temple Bar Markets

10:00 – 16:30, Sat 26 Jul

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

Curious Trail – Treasure Hunt

10:30 – 16:30, Sat 26 Jul

Dublin (various locations)

The Festival of Curiosity takes place this weekend and a Science&Culture-themed Treasure Hunt for the whole family is one of the highlights on Saturday and Sunday. Many other events are booked out, but booking for the “Curious Trail” is still possible.

The Treasure Hunt starts at City Hall in Dame Street and takes approx. one hour to complete. Last starting time is 15:30.

festivalofcuriosity.ie/index.php/preview/curious-trails-science-in-the-city-treasure-hunt/

Blackrock Market

11:00 – 17:30, Sat 26 Jul

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/

Make a Viking Helmet – Children Activity

11:00 – 15:00, Sat 26 Jul

National Museum, Kildare Street (Archaeology), Dublin 2

At the Drop-in activity “Make a Viking Helmet” kids Age 6+ learn about Viking helmets and make their own to take home.

The helmet was very important to the Vikings for protection during dangerous raids and battles like the Battle of Clontarf 1014.

Admission is free and no booking required.

www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx?eventID=4384

Malahide Festival

11:00, Sat 26 Jul

Malahide (various)

The Malahide Festival takes place this Saturday and Sunday lots of children events and children entertainment is provided, but seemingly no other activities are part of it.

Find all information about the festival on www.malahidehasit.ie

www.malahidehasit.ie

The Ferocious Mingle Marcade

11:00 – 18:00, Sat 26 Jul

60 Camden Street, Dublin 2

The Ferocious Mingle Marcade (Market and Arcade) is back in a new location. The Marcade is now in Camden Street next to Daintree Paper and opposite the Centra and off-license there. It takes place every Thurs-Sun and is a flea-market-type permanent market with stalls and “chalets” for traders.

www.facebook.com/pages/The-Ferocious-Mingle-Marcade/232446616822953

Yoga in Phoenix Park

11:00 – 12:00, Sat 26 Jul

Bandstand (behind the Tea Room, near the Zoo), Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

This is the fifth year for “Yoga in the Park”, a brilliant initiative for a very worthy cause: From May until September, Tine from www.aditiyoga.org/ and her team of teachers invite to an hour of Yoga in Phoenix Park every Saturday. No booking is required.

The class is donation based, but all proceeds go to the Dublin Simon Community, a charity that does invaluable work for the homeless people in Dublin and the suggested donation for this very good cause is EUR 5.

Just bring a mat or a towel, some water and (hopefully) even some sun protection to the class. Should the weather be bad, the bandstand will be shelter or even training location. The training is suitable for all levels, so even total beginners are very welcome.

www.facebook.com/AditiYogaDublin

Curiosity Garden & BioPond – Family Activity

11:30 – 16:30, Sat 26 Jul

Filmbase, Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Come to the Curiosity Garden & BioPond for a fusion of science, art and play for all the family. Drop in to Flimbase in Temple Bar throughout the Festival of Curiosity to encounter musical plants, butterfly making, light painting and more to reignite your curiosity in the world we live in. The event is part of the Festival of Curiosity and takes place on Sat+Sun.

Admission is free and no booking required.

festivalofcuriosity.ie/index.php/preview/curiosity-garden-biopond/

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Sat 26 Jul

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

Bray Summerfest – Family Fiesta

12:00 – 17:00, Sat 26 Jul

Seafront, Bray, Co. Wicklow

Weekend 4 of the Bray Summerfest is the weekend for the Family Fiesta.

On Saturday, there will be a Teddy Bear Picnic, Reuben the Entertainer will perform and an Outdoor Cinema screening “Finding Nemo” (13:30) and the “Lego Movie” (15:30) will keep the children happy.

On Sunday a Disco Bambino, Outdoor Cinema Screenings of “Despicable Me” (13:30) and “Frozen” (15:30) and a Miriam Lambert Puppeteers performance will take place.

All event are free and no booking is required.

www.braysummerfest.com/events/categories/family/family-fiesta/

City Soul Picnic

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 26 Jul

Merrion Square, Dublin 2

The Dublin City Soul Festival went through many transformations in its 8 year history. In the first two years there were outstanding international Soul Bands, like the amazing Rance Allen Group, part of a top notch line-up. For a few years it was a week long festival with Food Trail and Pub Gigs that culminated in a 1-day Soul Picnic, then the Rising Stars competition for new bands was added, then it went to two days of Soul Picnic and this year all is changing again:

The Dublin City Soul Festival as an independent event is seemingly gone, but luckily the Soul Picnic (as a 2-day event) is staying at least for another year and has moved under the umbrella of the City Spectacular. It is now called “City Soul Picnic”. The bands are all Irish based and are (for a number of years) not only Soul anymore but that is not a bad thing, as they are still some of the best Irish bands. And the date has moved from end of May to now end of July.

So what is staying? A great 2-day summer festival with some of the best music Dublin can offer. – I have been at the Soul Picnic for the last 7 years and I will be there again this year. Admission is free, but a donation of EUR 5 for the Musical Youth Foundation is suggested for adult visitors.

The line-up this year will be:

Saturday 26 July:
Maynooth Gospel Choir
Moo!
The Blood Red Mountain Band
Johnny Rayge
Fox.E & The Good Hands
ZASKA
Miles Graham
Don Baker

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Sunday 27 July:
Dublin Gospel Choir
The Sacreblues Band
Mongoose
Richard Farrell and the Last Tribe
Age
The Barley Mob
Big September
Soul Power v’s “The Goods” Band

www.facebook.com/events/523592064408343

Festival of Curiosity @ Botanic Gardens (Cinema + Digestion)

12:00 – 17:00, Sat 26 Jul

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

Tha National Botanic Gardens features a number of Festival of Curiosity events:

An inflatable Pop-Up Cinema will screen the most vivid and innovative short films from around the globe, exploring science, curiosity and exploration for young and older explorers and (future) scientists on Sat+Sun. (Brought to you by UCD Science Expression in partnership with The Festival of Curiosity.)

And “Alimentary Adventures”, an inflatable 8m long walk-through tunnel, which mimics the human digestive system, will explain how the disgestive system works. (Brought to you by Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre.)

Admission to both events is free and no booking is required.

www.festivalofcuriosity.ie/index.php/preview/curious-film/

www.festivalofcuriosity.ie/index.php/preview/alimentary-adventures/

www.festivalofcuriosity.ie

Ha’penny Flea Market

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 26 Jul

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/

Strange Weather – Science Gallery

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 26 Jul

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

The Science Gallery Summer Exhibition “Strange Weather: Forecasts from te Future” has opened on 18 July and will run until 05 October.

The exhibition explores how we understand, adapt to and control the changing weather and shows also a lot educational and even quirky bits around weather: A Raindrop hovering in mid-air, a Tornado Diverter, a Cloud Collector, Weather Models, a machine making house shaped clouds and an archive of old events from around the world that were (or are) impacted by weather and of new events emerging because of weather.

There are 26 exhibits and – like all Science Gallery exhibitions -, it is a really interesting exhibition. Well worth a visit with the whole family.

You can even be a TV weather man/woman in a professional studio set-up! An interesting experience!
Here is me giving it a go: www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYQjHHfRdco …I know, I better not give up the day job. ;-)

The Science Gallery is open Tue-Fri 12:00-20:00 and on Sat+Sun 12:00-18:00. Admission is free.

www.dublin.sciencegallery.com/strangeweather

Summer Rising – The IMMA Festival

12:00 – 17:00, Sat 26 Jul

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

Summer Rising is a celebration of art, music, food and performance with day-long family events and a programme of night-time events. It takes place at the Irish Museum of Modern Art: In the gardens of the Royal Hospital Kilmainham and the IMMA’s North Wing.The festival runs on 18-19+22-26 July and all day-time events are free, but a number of them require booking.

The main festival days are the Saturdays (19+26 July), but a day-by-day schedule of all events is here: www.imma.ie/en/nav_42.htm and a range of exhibitions can be visited throughout the festival.

Highlights at the last day are:

Saturday 26 July:
Another family day will take place at the IMMA:
The Gardens will be alive with a series of free musical performances by Seán Mac Erlaine, The BQ Trio, Roland Gomez and rock and pop covers choir “The Line Up”. There will also be an interactive installation “Wow&Flutter” by Jimmy Eadie.
At foodie workshops butter making with Imen McDonnell of Modern Farmette, fish smoking with Sally Barnes of Woodcock Smokery, and how to forage for Irish seaweed with Sally McKenna.
And once again you can take part in a day long art workshop inspired by the Hélio Oiticica exhibition and resident artists studio’s will be open for visits.
Enjoy food from the Concrete Tiki Café or bring your own Picnic Baskets.

And these activities are free but require booking:

+ 12:00-13:00 Gardner’s Tour of the Formal Gardens with Cathal O’ Sullivan (Craft Gardener, Formal Gardens)
+ 12:00-13:30 Butter making workshop with Imen McDonnell
+ 13:00-14:00 Discussion: Cultural Trends in Irish Gastronomy, Formal Gardens
+ 13:30-15:00 Using Irish seaweed with Sally McKenna
+ 14:00-15:00 Gallery Discussion + Open Studios of Unseen Presence, Project Spaces
+ 15:30-17:00 Fish smoking workshop with Sally Barnes

www.imma.ie

Wooly Wards Farm & Animal Theatre

12:00 – 15:00, Sat 26 Jul

Marlay Park, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16

Wooly Wards Mobile Pe tting Farm and Animal Theatre will come to Marlay Park this weekend.

Cute animals are clearly not just for children, so don’t worry, there will be some “Aws” for everyone. Come along and visit fluffy little creatures such as guinea pigs, hamsters and rabbits and pose for a picture with a llama, watch the ducks splash around and chase the kid goat around the enclosure.

Everyone is welcome to sit and pet the animals in a safe and supervised environment on three weekends (26+27 July, 23-24 August, 06+07 September). www.woolywardsfarm.com

www.dlrevents.ie/woolywards.html

Circuit Paper Scissors – Family Event

12:15 – 16:30, Sat 26 Jul

The Library Project, 4 Temple Bar, Dublin 2

“Circuit Paper Scissors” is an interactive science/art installation by artist Laura De Búrca. Come and play at The Library Project through paper-craft, screen printing and electronics. See your art come alive through the magical world of electronic paint. The event is part of the Festival of Curiosity. Admission is free and no booking required. The event is suitable from Age 5-105.

festivalofcuriosity.ie/index.php/preview/circuit-paper-scissors/

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Sat 26 Jul

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/

Chester Beatty – Mandarin Tour

13:00, Sat 26 Jul

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

An Intercultural Tour and family-friendly activies in Mandarin with Community Ambassador Tiedong Yang will take place.

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

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

Hazel House Grand Opening Family Fun Day

13:00 – 19:00, Sat 26 Jul

The Hazel House, Mutton Lane, Tibradden, Rathfarnham

The Hazel House is a Cafe, Shop, home for a range of Crafters and venue for carft classes and their offical opening is on Saturday.

There will be games (13:00-16:00), face painting (14:00-15:00), a Talent Show for everyone to participate (15:00-16:00), a pinata, music and crafty fun and a BBQ (16:00-19:00). Everyone is invited and admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/233515380192613/

Story Hour with Naill de Burca

13:00, Sat 26 Jul

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

Traditional storyteller Niall de Burca will enthrall you with his stories in this hour.

Admission is free and no booking required. Suitable for all ages.

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

“My Favourites” – Walking Tour

14:00 – 16:30, Sat 26 Jul

Spire, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

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

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

Eason Story Time for children

14:00, Sat 26 Jul

Eason, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

“The Scarecrow’s Wedding” by Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler 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).

Admission is free.

www.easonedition.com/eason-story-time/

In Lonesome Dame – Country / Americana/ Roots

14:00 – 21:00, Sat 26 Jul

Dublin (various locations)

Because this is the weekend the Garth Brooks Concerts would have taken place and because there is the assumption that a number of the 400,000 fans that had bought tickets and booked hotels did not completely cancel their trip but did come to Dublin, a number of live music events with a Country/Americana/Roots theme take place.

In Lonesome Dame is the umbrella term for the events in the Dame District area (Dame Court and Dame Lane Streets).

There will be Live Country/Americana/Roots music on Saturday under the event title “Ok Corral Busking Trail” (see separate event listing) and on Sunday on the main stage at Dame Court. In addition there will be BBQs + American Food in the Dame District.

For the OK Corral Busking Trail, check the separate event listing here on Saturday.
The Sunday Main Stage line-up is:
+ 17:00 NC Lawlor
+ 18:00 Gavin Glass
+ 19:00 Louisiana 6
+ 20:00 Moo
+ 21:00 Well Enough Alone

The information for all events is also here: www.facebook.com/DameDistrict/posts/675244382558909

Admission is free to all events.

www.facebook.com/DameDistrict

Moving Bodies Butoh Festival – Performance

14:00, Sat 26 Jul

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

To launch the Moving Bodies Butoh Festival, Ambra G. Bergamasco will perform “Bacon Butoh Deleuze“ with commentary by Joseph Cohen (UCD). Admission is free.

On Sunday Ambra G. Bermansco will run a Family Workshop in the Hugh Lane Gallery. (see separate event listing)

“Moving Bodies Butoh International Festival presents contemporary performance art grounded in Japanese culture. The festival facilitates a greater understanding of Butoh dance through performances, talks, events and workshops with Japanese and European artists with the aim of advancing our relationship with Butoh as an encounter for peripheral European audiences who are rarely exposed to contemporary Japanese performing arts.”

Other events, which are part of the Moving Bodies Butoh Festival (but are not fee) are listed here: movingbodiesbutohfestival.com/dublin-workshops-and-performances-bookings/

www.hughlane.ie/lectures/lectures-past/1170-moving-bodies-butoh-performance

Ok Corral Busking Trail

14:00 – 17:00, Sat 26 Jul

Dublin (various locations)

Because this is the weekend the Garth Brooks Concerts would have taken place and because there is the assumption that a number of the 400,000 fans that had bought tickets and booked hotels did not completely cancel their trip but did come to Dublin, a number of live music events with a Country/Americana/Roots theme take place.

On Saturday the “Ok Corral Busking Trail” will take place in the Dame District. There will be 8 (!) Stages at
+ Wolftone Square in Jervis Street
+ Dublin Castle Entrance
+ Avalon House in Aungier Street
+ Abbey Street Luas Stop
+ Merrion Square (I assume that is the City Soul Picnic Stage!)
+ Screen Cinema
+ Dame Lane East (near 4 Dame Lane)
+ Dame Lane Main Stage (near the Stag’s Head/Whelan’s)

There is a poster with a map here: www.powerscourtcentre.ie/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Busking-Trail.jpg
And the schedule is in this Facebook Post: www.facebook.com/DameDistrict/posts/675244382558909

And the line up is Prairie Dogs, Dublin City Rounders, Moo, Blood Red Mountain Band, NC Lawlor, Louisiana 6, Well Enough Alone, Home Brew & The Bad Examples, Carriz Haskins, Eamonn O’Connor, Clara Rose, Gavin Glass

Good line up!

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/DameDistrict

Progressive Film Club – Cuba Day

14:00, Sat 26 Jul

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

The event remembers Bernie Dwyer, an Irish Journalist, who worked for Radio Habana Cuba for many years. Dwyer died in 2013 and Cuba Day at the Progressive Film Club features three of her films:

14:00 Mission Against Terror
15:00 One Man’s Story: Phillip Agee
16:00 The Day Diplomacy Died

Admission is free, donations are welcome.

www.progressivefilmclub.ie/

Stop Israel’s attacks on Palestinians – Protest

14:00 – 16:00, Sat 26 Jul

Spire, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

A march in solidarity with the people of Palestine, especially those trapped in Gaza who are under serious attack by Israel, will take place. Assemble at 14:00 at The Spire in O’Connell Street to get ready for the march to the Israeli Embassy in Ballsbridge.

You are asked to bring friends, flags, banners, noise, but leave the party-political flags at home.
The event is organised by the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign.

More details about the protest and the attacks on Palestine are on the Facebook Page below.

And if you have heard about the attacks and killings, but are not sure about the background, then use 5 minutes and watch this very interesting and educational video clip: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y58njT2oXfE

www.facebook.com/events/1438755526404959/

JDIFF Film Screening – Booked Out

18:30 – 02:30, Sat 26 Jul

Smithfield Plaza, Dublin 7

The Jameson Dublin International Film Festival (JDIFF) will screen the film “The Commitments” on Smithfield Plaza, but unfortunately all 400 (free) tickets are all gone for both the Film Screening and the Afterparty in the Generator Hostel.

The only thing remaining that might be accessible for everyone (even without tickets) is the pre-screening live gig from 18:30-20:30 with the two bands Manden Express and Mama Kasbah.

www.facebook.com/events/343640485787736

Cornucopia – Live Music

19:30 – 21:30, Sat 26 Jul

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

Bray Summerfest – Gigs

20:00 – 23:00, Sat 26 Jul

Seafront, Bray, Co. Wicklow

The following gigs will take place this weekend:

Saturday 26 July

20:00-21:00 The Furious Haze
21:30-23:00 Big September

Sunday 27 July

16:30-17:00 New Sound
17:30-18:30 Bray Musical Society

Friday 01 August

20:00-21:00 Jet Setter
21:30-23:00 The Harleys

All gigs are on the bandstand and admission is free.

www.braysummerfest.com/events/categories/music/

Saturday Night Live

20:00 – 22:30, Sat 26 Jul

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

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

www.facebook.com/KCPeachesWineCave

The Devils Jukebox – Gigs + DJs

20:00, Sat 26 Jul

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

The Devils Jukebox is live music from 20:00-23:00 and DJs with Alternative, Punk, Rock, Metal & Garage after that. Every Saturday! Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/Sin.E.Pub

Whelan’s Bluegrass, Country & Roots Festival

20:00 – 23:00, Sat 26 Jul

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Whelan’s is hosting the Bluegrass Country & Roots Festival over the weekend from 25-27 July as part of the “City & Western” Festival. Featuring four bands, with a mixture of roots, trad and rock, the show will run from 20:00-23:00 every evening and admission is free.

The line-up on Saturday is:

Prairie Dawgs
Handsome Boatmen
One Horse Pony
Clara Rose

The line-up on Sunday is:

The Blood Red Mountain Band
Pete Cummins
Gavin Glass
Tim V Smyth

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/whelans-bluegrass-country-roots-festival/

Garth Brooks Experience – Tribute Band

21:00, Sat 26 Jul

Arlington Hotel, 23 Bachelor’s Walk, Dublin 1

Yes, it is the Garth Brooks Weekend and even if the man himself decided not to be available for his fans, 10s of thousands of fans might still be in Dublin over the weekend.

The Arlington Hotel took the opportunity to give these fans the next best thing: “The Garth Brooks Experience” is a Tribute Band and they will perform in the Arlington on Saturday. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/336048139881056/

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Sat 26 Jul

Stillorgan Orchard, The Hill, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin

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

www.stillorganorchard.com/live_music.html

Jazz at Fire Cocktail Bar

22:00 – 00:30, Sat 26 Jul

Round Room, Mansion House, Dawson Street, Dublin 2

Olesya Zdorovetska (Ukraine) is a pianist and singer and she will entertain you in the Cocktail Bar of the Fire Restaurant in Mansion House. Admission is free.

www.mansionhouse.ie/

The Blood Red Mountain Band – Gig

22:00, Sat 26 Jul

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

The Blood Red Mountain Band are having a busy weekend, but they are not stopping: A gig on Saturday in the Cobblestone is added to the gigs at the Soul Picnic, the Ok Corral Busking Trail and the Whelan’s Bluegrass, Country & Roots Festival. The music is Country and Roots.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/512111428919236/

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Asgard Gunrunning Centenary – Exhibition & Talks

10:00 – 20:00, Sun 27 Jul

Old Court House, Harbour Road, Howth

On 26 July 1914, the Howth gunnrunning took place to provide weapons for the Irish Volunteers, Erskine Childers (yes, that is a name for a person) whose son later became the fourth Irish President, made his Yacht “Asgard” available for transporting the weapons and ammunition form Germany to Ireland.

An exhibition of artefacts from the Asgard gunrunning will take place in the Old Court House in Howth on Sat+Sun. The exhibition will also include artefacts form the 1916 Easter Rising and the War of Independence. Talks will be given daily by local historians & prominent speakers. Admission is free.

www.indymedia.ie/article/104893

Belgard Weekend Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 27 Jul

Belgard Road, Dublin 24

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

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

www.facebook.com/belgardmarket

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 27 Jul

Jamestown Market, 90 Jamestown Road, Inchicore, Dublin 8

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

www.jamestownmarket.com

Merchants Market

10:00 – 16:30, Sun 27 Jul

Merchants Yard, East Wall Road, Dublin 3

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

www.merchantsmarket.ie/

Merrion Square Open Air Gallery

10:00 – 18:30, Sun 27 Jul

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/

Sand Sculptures in Dublin Castle

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 27 Jul

Dublin Castle, Dame Street, Dublin 2

The display of massive Sand Sculptures in the Upper Courtyard is back for the 15th year. This year the theme is “Black, White & Grey”. The live carving takes place every day from 22 July – 29 July (from 10:00-17:00) and the finished sculptures will then be on display until 21 August.

Supported by the OPW, the Sand Sculptures are created by Duthain Dealbh (meaning: Fleeting Sculpture) (www.duthain-dealbh.com/)

I am fascinated by the Sculptures year after year and strongly recommend a visit! Admission is free.

Skerries Water Festival

10:00 – 18:00, Sun 27 Jul

South Strand Beach, Skerries, Co. Dublin

The Skerries Water Festival takes this weekend on Sat+Sun. You will be able to try out water sports activities and there will also be family fun, BBQs, markets and much more!

The activites you can expect are
Market, Food Vendors, Funfair, Sandcastle Building Competition on South Strand Beach, Arts and Crafts for Children, Face Painting, Street Performers, Water Sports Taster Sessions (kayaking, stand-up paddling, rowing, kite-surfing and more) with Outdoor Dublin and Skerries Watersports Academy, Sessions with Skerries Sea Tours – North Beach.

For more information see the website below.

The published timetable for Sunday is:

10:00-18:00 The Market on South Strand
11:00 Live Reenactment of Lifeboat Launch
12:00-17:00 Boat and Crew Display and Tour of RNLI Station – The Harbour
12:00-16:00 Watersports Taster Sessions on South Strand
12:00-18:00 Street Performers on South Strand and Skerries Main Street
14:00-16:00 Sand Castle Building Competition
17:00 Sandcastle Competition Winners Announced

www.visitskerries.ie/waterfestival.html

Stables Market

10:00 – 18:00, Sun 27 Jul

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

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

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

Curious Trail – Treasure Hunt

10:30 – 16:30, Sun 27 Jul

Dublin (various locations)

The Festival of Curiosity takes place this weekend and a Science&Culture-themed Treasure Hunt for the whole family is one of the highlights on Saturday and Sunday. Many other events are booked out, but booking for the “Curious Trail” is still possible.

The Treasure Hunt starts at City Hall in Dame Street and takes approx. one hour to complete. Last starting time is 15:30.

festivalofcuriosity.ie/index.php/preview/curious-trails-science-in-the-city-treasure-hunt/

Dublin Flea Market??

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 27 Jul

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

This Sunday is the last Sunday of the months, so the Dublin Flea Market should take place. But the Facebook Page hasn’t been updated since 11 July, so what’s going on? I don’t know. Check the Facebook Page below and if there is an update before Sunday. If there is no update, we probably have to assume that it is not taking place this month.

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

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

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

Dun Laoghaire Market

11:00 – 16:00, Sun 27 Jul

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/

Longmile Road Markets

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 27 Jul

Long Mile Road, Dublin 12

There seem to be TWO weekly markets on Long Mile Road and both are very close to each other. One is behind Wigoders on Long Mile Road (across the road from Aldi). It hosts more than 50 stalls and there is also a Cafe on site. www.facebook.com/WigodersLongmileMarket And the other one is just on the other side of the road, next to Aldi. www.facebook.com/TheLongMileRdMarket

Malahide Festival

11:00 – 22:00, Sun 27 Jul

Malahide (various)

The Malahide Festival takes place this Saturday and Sunday lots of children events and children entertainment is provided, but seemingly no other activities are part of it.

Find all information about the festival on www.malahidehasit.ie

www.malahidehasit.ie

Palestrina Choir

11:00, Sun 27 Jul

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

The Ferocious Mingle Marcade

11:00 – 18:00, Sun 27 Jul

60 Camden Street, Dublin 2

The Ferocious Mingle Marcade (Market and Arcade) is back in a new location. The Marcade is now in Camden Street next to Daintree Paper and opposite the Centra and off-license there. It takes place every Thurs-Sun and is a flea-market-type permanent market with stalls and “chalets” for traders.

www.facebook.com/pages/The-Ferocious-Mingle-Marcade/232446616822953

Curiosity Garden & BioPond – Family Activity

11:30 – 16:30, Sun 27 Jul

Filmbase, Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Come to the Curiosity Garden & BioPond for a fusion of science, art and play for all the family. Drop in to Flimbase in Temple Bar throughout the Festival of Curiosity to encounter musical plants, butterfly making, light painting and more to reignite your curiosity in the world we live in. The event is part of the Festival of Curiosity and takes place on Sat+Sun.

Admission is free and no booking required.

festivalofcuriosity.ie/index.php/preview/curiosity-garden-biopond/

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Sun 27 Jul

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 27 Jul

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/

Bray Summerfest – Family Fiesta

12:00 – 17:00, Sun 27 Jul

Seafront, Bray, Co. Wicklow

Weekend 4 of the Bray Summerfest is the weekend for the Family Fiesta.

On Saturday, there will be a Teddy Bear Picnic, Reuben the Entertainer will perform and an Outdoor Cinema screening “Finding Nemo” (13:30) and the “Lego Movie” (15:30) will keep the children happy.

On Sunday a Disco Bambino, Outdoor Cinema Screenings of “Despicable Me” (13:30) and “Frozen” (15:30) and a Miriam Lambert Puppeteers performance will take place.

All event are free and no booking is required.

www.braysummerfest.com/events/categories/family/family-fiesta/

City Soul Picnic

12:00 – 18:00, Sun 27 Jul

Merrion Square, Dublin 2

The Dublin City Soul Festival went through many transformations in its 8 year history. In the first two years there were outstanding international Soul Bands, like the amazing Rance Allen Group, part of a top notch line-up. For a few years it was a week long festival with Food Trail and Pub Gigs that culminated in a 1-day Soul Picnic, then the Rising Stars competition for new bands was added, then it went to two days of Soul Picnic and this year all is changing again:

The Dublin City Soul Festival as an independent event is seemingly gone, but luckily the Soul Picnic (as a 2-day event) is staying at least for another year and has moved under the umbrella of the City Spectacular. It is now called “City Soul Picnic”. The bands are all Irish based and are (for a number of years) not only Soul anymore but that is not a bad thing, as they are still some of the best Irish bands. And the date has moved from end of May to now end of July.

So what is staying? A great 2-day summer festival with some of the best music Dublin can offer. – I have been at the Soul Picnic for the last 7 years and I will be there again this year. Admission is free, but a donation of EUR 5 for the Musical Youth Foundation is suggested for adult visitors.

The line-up this year will be:

Sunday 27 July:
Dublin Gospel Choir
The Sacreblues Band
Mongoose
Richard Farrell and the Last Tribe
Age
The Barley Mob
Big September
Soul Power vs “The Goods” Band

www.facebook.com/events/872808269399539

Dublin International Piano Festival

12:00, Sun 27 Jul

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

The “Dublin International Piano Festival and Summer Academy 2014″ will take place from 26 July – 03 Aug. Advanced piano students will benefit from an intensive and educational programme and we can enjoy an interesting concert series.

There will be concerts in the National Concert Hall and in the Hugh Lane Gallery and the cost doesn’t exceed EUR 5, but we are lucky: The Hugh Lane Gallery runs the concerts as free concerts with a a suggested donation of EUR 5.

+ Sun 27 July – 12:00: Archie Chen performing Mozart – Schwartz – Liszt
+ Tues 29 July – 13:00: Lance Coburn performing Beethoven – Vine – Tchaikovsky/Pletnev
+ Wed 30 July – 13:00: Evelyne Brancart performing Mozart – Beethoven – Brahms

More information about all events: www.pianofestival.ie/programme_of_events.html

www.hughlane.ie/

Festival of Curiosity @ Botanic Gardens (Cinema + Digestion)

12:00 – 17:00, Sun 27 Jul

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

Tha National Botanic Gardens features a number of Festival of Curiosity events:

An inflatable Pop-Up Cinema will screen the most vivid and innovative short films from around the globe, exploring science, curiosity and exploration for young and older explorers and (future) scientists on Sat+Sun. (Brought to you by UCD Science Expression in partnership with The Festival of Curiosity.)

And “Alimentary Adventures”, an inflatable 8m long walk-through tunnel, which mimics the human digestive system, will explain how the disgestive system works. (Brought to you by Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre.)

Admission to both events is free and no booking is required.

www.festivalofcuriosity.ie/index.php/preview/curious-film/

www.festivalofcuriosity.ie/index.php/preview/alimentary-adventures/

www.festivalofcuriosity.ie

Let’s Walk & Talk: The Donnybrook Walking Trail

12:00, Sun 27 Jul

Royal Hospital Donnybrook, Bloomfield Avenue, Donnybrook, Dublin 4

Come to the launch of the Donnybrook Walking Trail Map & Guide which has been produced by Dublin City Council in partnership with the Ballsbridge, Donnybrook & Sandymount Historical Society. This tour will be led by John Holohan and take you through Herbert Park, across the River Dodder and along leafy roads as you explore the history of one of Dublin’s most iconic villages.

Admission is free,

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-community-community-and-social-development-service/lets-walk-and-talk

Made by Hand – Market

12:00 – 17:00, Sun 27 Jul

Viva, 27 South Richmond Street, Portobello

“Made by Hand” or “Hecho a manos” is a new Sunday weekly market in Viva, Portobello with most things made by hand and some vintage clothing and curiosities too. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/623874574328582

Mother Redcap’s Indoor Market

12:00 – 17:30, Sun 27 Jul

Unit 95, Malahide Road Industrial Park, Malahide Road, Coolock, Dublin 17

An indoor market in Coolock with over 40 traders with a wide range of goods and a café on site as well.

www.facebook.com/MotherRedcaps.Market

Storytelling Event at Eason’s

12:00 – 16:00, Sun 27 Jul

Eason, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

At this Story Telling Event in Easonology O’Connell St children can roll the dice and tell a story based on the symbols they see. The best story told will win a set of Rory Story Cubes. Admission is free.

www.easonedition.com/get-into-story-telling-easonology-oconnell-st/

Strange Weather – Science Gallery

12:00 – 18:00, Sun 27 Jul

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

The Science Gallery Summer Exhibition “Strange Weather: Forecasts from te Future” has opened on 18 July and will run until 05 October.

The exhibition explores how we understand, adapt to and control the changing weather and shows also a lot educational and even quirky bits around weather: A Raindrop hovering in mid-air, a Tornado Diverter, a Cloud Collector, Weather Models, a machine making house shaped clouds and an archive of old events from around the world that were (or are) impacted by weather and of new events emerging because of weather.

There are 26 exhibits and – like all Science Gallery exhibitions -, it is a really interesting exhibition. Well worth a visit with the whole family.

You can even be a TV weather man/woman in a professional studio set-up! An interesting experience!
Here is me giving it a go: www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYQjHHfRdco …I know, I better not give up the day job. ;-)

The Science Gallery is open Tue-Fri 12:00-20:00 and on Sat+Sun 12:00-18:00. Admission is free.

www.dublin.sciencegallery.com/strangeweather

Circuit Paper Scissors – Family Event

12:15 – 16:30, Sun 27 Jul

The Library Project, 4 Temple Bar, Dublin 2

“Circuit Paper Scissors” is an interactive science/art installation by artist Laura De Búrca. Come and play at The Library Project through paper-craft, screen printing and electronics. See your art come alive through the magical world of electronic paint. The event is part of the Festival of Curiosity. Admission is free and no booking required. The event is suitable from Age 5-105.

festivalofcuriosity.ie/index.php/preview/circuit-paper-scissors/

Dublin Sketchers – Sunday Meet-up

14:00, Sun 27 Jul

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/

Moving Bodies Butoh Festival – Children & Family Workshop

14:00 – 15:00, Sun 27 Jul

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

Ambra G. Bergamasco will delivera Children and Family Workshop as part of the Moving Bodies Butoh Festival in The Hugh Lane Gallery. Admission is free.

“Moving Bodies Butoh International Festival presents contemporary performance art grounded in Japanese culture. The festival facilitates a greater understanding of Butoh dance through performances, talks, events and workshops with Japanese and European artists with the aim of advancing our relationship with Butoh as an encounter for peripheral European audiences who are rarely exposed to contemporary Japanese performing arts.”

www.hughlane.ie/lectures/lectures-past/1171-moving-bodies-butoh-workshop

Stella Bass Jazz Trio

14:00 – 16:00, Sun 27 Jul

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

Family Drawing Sundays

14:30 – 16:30, Sun 27 Jul

Royal Hibernian Academy, 15 Ely Place, Dublin 2

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

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

Museum Tour – National Print Museum

15:00 – 16:30, Sun 27 Jul

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

Brian Keary plays Classical Guitar

16:00 – 17:00, Sun 27 Jul

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

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

www.sweeneysdublin.ie/gigs.php

Bray Summerfest – Gigs

16:30 – 18:30, Sun 27 Jul

Seafront, Bray, Co. Wicklow

The following gigs will take place this weekend:

Saturday 26 July

20:00-21:00 The Furious Haze
21:30-23:00 Big September

Sunday 27 July

16:30-17:00 New Sound
17:30-18:30 Bray Musical Society

Friday 01 August

20:00-21:00 Jet Setter
21:30-23:00 The Harleys

All gigs are on the bandstand and admission is free.

www.braysummerfest.com/events/categories/music/

Camembert Quartet – House Dublin

17:00 – 19:00, Sun 27 Jul

House Dublin, 27 Lower Leeson Street, Dublin 2

House Dublin is a restaurant and bar in Leeson Street. On Sundays the Camembert Quartet is playing in their garden from 17:00-19:00. Admission is free.

housedublin.ie/

In Lonesome Dame – Country / Americana/ Roots

17:00 – 22:00, Sun 27 Jul

Dublin (various locations)

Because this is the weekend the Garth Brooks Concerts would have taken place and because there is the assumption that a number of the 400,000 fans that had bought tickets and booked hotels did not completely cancel their trip but did come to Dublin, a number of live music events with a Country/Americana/Roots theme take place.

In Lonesome Dame is the umbrella term for the events in the Dame District area (Dame Court and Dame Lane Streets).

There will be Live Country/Americana/Roots music on Saturday under the event title “Ok Corral Busking Trail” (see separate event listing) and on Sunday on the main stage at Dame Court. In addition there will be BBQs + American Food in the Dame District.

For the OK Corral Busking Trail, check the separate event listing here on Saturday.
The Sunday Main Stage line-up is:
+ 17:00 NC Lawlor
+ 18:00 Gavin Glass
+ 19:00 Louisiana 6
+ 20:00 Moo
+ 21:00 Well Enough Alone

The information for all events is also here: www.facebook.com/DameDistrict/posts/675244382558909

Admission is free to all events.

www.facebook.com/DameDistrict

LJJ Band – Cafe en Seine

18:00 – 20:00, Sun 27 Jul

Café en Seine, Dawson Street, Dublin 2

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

www.longjohnjumpband.com/

Sweeney’s Dixieland Jazzmen

18:30 – 20:30, Sun 27 Jul

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

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

www.dublinsessions.ie/sweeneys.html

Saucy Sundays

19:00 – 23:00, Sun 27 Jul

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

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

In short it is Death In The Sickroom, Ray Brown, Written In Sound, Myles Manley, Cal Folger Day and The Reverse.

www.facebook.com/saucy.sundays

The Dublin Blues Cartel – Gig

19:00, Sun 27 Jul

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

The Dublin Blues Cartel will be in Whelan’s again and will perform mostly a version of New Orleans R’n’B with a classic rock twist, sandwiched with swing, Rock’n’Roll, Soul, Funk, Blues and rap of all eras. Admission is free.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/live-from-the-window-w-the-dublin-blues-cartel-30/

Trinity Latino Party

19:00, Sun 27 Jul

Trinity Bar, 46-49 Dame Street, Dublin 2

This weekly Latin Music event will take place every Sunday. You will be able to dance salsa, bachata, merengue, cumbia and reggeaton. Live music, food tasting and free admission, what more could you want?

www.facebook.com/TrinityLatino

Sunday Roast

20:00, Sun 27 Jul

Mercantile, 28 Dame Street, Dublin 2

The weekly Sunday Roast is a free event in the Mercantile where live music is combined with free roast potatoes. The line-up for the upcoming Sunday Roast is available via the Sunday Roast Facebook Page (see link below).

www.facebook.com/thesundayroast

Whelan’s Bluegrass, Country & Roots Festival

20:00 – 23:00, Sun 27 Jul

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Whelan’s is hosting the Bluegrass Country & Roots Festival over the weekend from 25-27 July as part of the “City & Western” Festival. Featuring four bands, with a mixture of roots, trad and rock, the show will run from 20:00-23:00 every evening and admission is free.

The line-up on Sunday is:

The Blood Red Mountain Band
Pete Cummins
Gavin Glass
Tim V Smyth

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/whelans-bluegrass-country-roots-festival/

Apollo Sessions

20:30, Sun 27 Jul

Bleeding Horse, 24 Upper Camden St., Dublin 2

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

www.facebook.com/apollosessions

Jawbone – Accoustic Folk & Blues Night

20:30, Sun 27 Jul

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

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

www.facebook.com/Sin.E.Pub

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 00:00, Sun 27 Jul

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

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

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

Forro de Lampiao – Brazilian Dance

21:00 – 23:00, Sun 27 Jul

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

Rogério from the Brazilian dance project “Forró de Lampião” in Dublin tells me: Forró de Lampião is Brazilian music that has the same roots as Samba and there is a whole culture that has developed around “forro”. Every Sunday, free dance classes take place in the Grand Social (new loation!) and if you are interested, just turn up one Sunday.

www.facebook.com/groups/forrodelampiaodublin/

Rhythm Rocker

21:00, Sun 27 Jul

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

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

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

www.facebook.com/rhythmrocker

Billy Treacy & The Ha’Penny Heads

21:30, Sun 27 Jul

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 27 Jul

Porterhouse Central, 45-47 Nassau Street, Dublin 2

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

www.facebook.com/coolhand.dukes.1

Monday 28 Jul

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Sand Sculptures in Dublin Castle

10:00 – 17:00, Mon 28 Jul

Dublin Castle, Dame Street, Dublin 2

The display of massive Sand Sculptures in the Upper Courtyard is back for the 15th year. This year the theme is “Black, White & Grey”. The live carving takes place every day from 22 July – 29 July (from 10:00-17:00) and the finished sculptures will then be on display until 21 August.

Supported by the OPW, the Sand Sculptures are created by Duthain Dealbh (meaning: Fleeting Sculpture) (www.duthain-dealbh.com/)

I am fascinated by the Sculptures year after year and strongly recommend a visit! Admission is free.

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Mon 28 Jul

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

Eid al-Fitr Celebration – Family Day

12:00 – 17:00, Mon 28 Jul

Transport Club, 129a Rutland Avenue, Crumlin, Dublin 12

The Islamic Foundation Ireland (South Circular Road) will celebrate Eid al-Fitr on Monday at the Transport Clubin Crumlin. Eid al-Fitr is the Feast of Breaking the Fast at the end of Ramadan.

Thre will lots of Children Entertainment Train ride with Bull ride, Bouncing Castles, Face Painting, Pupett shows, Candyfloss, /Popcorn and for the whole family BBQ, Food stalls and Market/Exhibition stalls will be available.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/314847352011541/

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Mon 28 Jul

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/

Support the Dublin Event Guide – Buy your books here!

13:00, Mon 28 Jul

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Back Door Sessions – Open Mic Night

20:00, Mon 28 Jul

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

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

www.facebook.com/sweeneysbar

Song Cycle

20:00, Mon 28 Jul

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Song Cycle is a weekly Singer/Songriter showcase. Admission is always free.

This week the line-up is Gavin Mee, Caroline Kiernan, Shane O’Reilly; Dan Murphy; The Tearaways plus guests

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/song-cycle-w-gavin-mee-caroline-kiernan-shane-oreilly-more/

The Monday Echo

20:00 – 22:30, Mon 28 Jul

The International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

The Monday Echo is a weekly songwriter and poetry live showcase held on Mondays in the basement of The International Bar. Usually, the show has 3 songwriters and 3 poets who perform for roughly 20 minutes each. Admission is free.
The weekly line-up can be found via the Facebook Page below.

www.facebook.com/themondayecho

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 23:00, Mon 28 Jul

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

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

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

Crafty Mondays – Open Mic

21:00, Mon 28 Jul

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

The Crafty Monday Sessions is an Open Mic night for acoustic singer/songwriters and original bands. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/TheCraftyMondaySessions

Loose – Trad Sessions

21:00 – 23:30, Mon 28 Jul

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

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

www.facebook.com/motherreillysADMIN

Patrick Mahony sings Nostalgia

21:00 – 23:00, Mon 28 Jul

Café en Seine, Dawson Street, Dublin 2

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

Tuesday 29 Jul

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Early Morning Yoga

07:30, Tue 29 Jul

Berlin Cafe, Clarendon Street, Dublin 2

A group of trainee Yoga instructors got together and they are running free Yoga classes every Tuesday morning at 07:30 in Berlin Cafe (yes, it is in the Cafe!).

You just need to bring a Yoga mat and wear suitable clothing and then enjoy the Yoga to get you ready for the day.

A Thursday morning beginners class at the same time in the same place has been added to the schedule now. Don’t forget your mat!

www.facebook.com/events/580236135424743

Sand Sculptures in Dublin Castle

10:00 – 17:00, Tue 29 Jul

Dublin Castle, Dame Street, Dublin 2

The display of massive Sand Sculptures in the Upper Courtyard is back for the 15th year. This year the theme is “Black, White & Grey”. The live carving takes place every day from 22 July – 29 July (from 10:00-17:00) and the finished sculptures will then be on display until 21 August.

Supported by the OPW, the Sand Sculptures are created by Duthain Dealbh (meaning: Fleeting Sculpture) (www.duthain-dealbh.com/)

I am fascinated by the Sculptures year after year and strongly recommend a visit! Admission is free.

“My Favourites” – Walking Tour

11:00 – 13:00, Tue 29 Jul

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 on Tuesday now as well. It will be an Alternative Arts and Culture Trail and she will bring you to “Dublin’s Best Cafes, Bars, Markets, Unusual Stores, Galleries, Theatres, Arts Spaces, and more! And hear some tales you’ve never heard before!”

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

Fur, Feathers and Fossils – Summer Inspectorium

11:00 – 13:00, Tue 29 Jul

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

“Fur, Feathers and Fossils” is a summer inspectorium: Drop in to the Discovery Zone and inspect everything from bears, to brachiopods at this hands-on sessions. You can stay five minutes or fifteen or more, see the specimens up close and chat to a zoologist to find out some fun facts. Drop-in activity. Admission is free.

www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx?eventID=4385

Make a Viking Helmet – Children Activity

11:00 – 15:00, Tue 29 Jul

National Museum, Kildare Street (Archaeology), Dublin 2

At the Drop-in activity “Make a Viking Helmet” kids Age 6+ learn about Viking helmets and make their own to take home.

The helmet was very important to the Vikings for protection during dangerous raids and battles like the Battle of Clontarf 1014.

Admission is free and no booking required.

www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx?eventID=4386

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Tue 29 Jul

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 International Piano Festival

13:00, Tue 29 Jul

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

The “Dublin International Piano Festival and Summer Academy 2014″ will take place from 26 July – 03 Aug. Advanced piano students will benefit from an intensive and educational programme and we can enjoy an interesting concert series.

There will be concerts in the National Concert Hall and in the Hugh Lane Gallery and the cost doesn’t exceed EUR 5, but we are lucky: The Hugh Lane Gallery runs the concerts as free concerts with a a suggested donation of EUR 5.

+ Sun 27 July – 12:00: Archie Chen performing Mozart – Schwartz – Liszt
+ Tues 29 July – 13:00: Lance Coburn performing Beethoven – Vine – Tchaikovsky/Pletnev
+ Wed 30 July – 13:00: Evelyne Brancart performing Mozart – Beethoven – Brahms

More information about all events: www.pianofestival.ie/programme_of_events.html

www.hughlane.ie/

Ukulele Tuesday

19:45 – 22:00, Tue 29 Jul

Stag’s Head, Dame Lane, Dublin 2

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

www.facebook.com/UkuleleTuesday

Ben Prevos Blue Tuesdays

20:00 – 23:30, Tue 29 Jul

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

Ben Prevo & friends play saucy Blues & soul every Tuesday

www.sweeneysdublin.ie

Blue Moon Rising – Gig Night

20:00, Tue 29 Jul

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

The next Blue Moon Rising Gig Night with Bear Plays Spoons, Spines, Thick As Thieves is taking place. Admission is free if you sign up for the guest list on the Facebook Page below, otherwise it is EUR 5.

www.facebook.com/events/714763688586498/

Dublin Bluegrass Collective – Gig

20:00, Tue 29 Jul

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

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

www.facebook.com/Sin.E.Pub

The Folk Club

20:30, Tue 29 Jul

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

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

www.facebook.com/TheGrandFolkClub

Jazz Jam Session – Grand Social

21:00, Tue 29 Jul

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

Every Tuesday 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

Phoenix Big Band

21:00 – 23:00, Tue 29 Jul

Tara Towers Hotel, Merrion Road, Dublin 4

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

Admission is free.

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

Camden Sessions – Singer/Songwriter Night

21:30, Tue 29 Jul

Anseo, 18 Camden Street Lower, Dublin 2

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

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

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/TheCamdenSessions

Wednesday 30 Jul

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RDS National Craft & Student Art Exhibition

10:00 – 17:00, Wed 30 Jul

RDS (Concert Hall), Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

This year, the RDS National Craft & Student Art Awards Exhibition will be free entry for three days (30+32 July + 01 Aug) and not just for one day as in previous years.

The RDS Student Art Awards highlight the best work coming out of third-level art colleges today. The main prize is the RDS Taylor Art Award worth EUR 5000, awarded for over 150 years and still going strong. The Exhibition will feature fine art, photography, painting, drawing, print-making, multimedia and installation.

The Exhibition, which features both award winners and selected entries from the competitions, will be open for free from 30 July until 01 August. After that you can enter the exhibition with a Discover Ireland Dublin Horse Show ticket from 06-10 August (www.dublinhorseshow.com).

www.rds.ie/cat_event_detail.jsp?itemID=1103681

Sand Sculptures in Dublin Castle

10:00 – 17:00, Wed 30 Jul

Dublin Castle, Dame Street, Dublin 2

The display of massive Sand Sculptures in the Upper Courtyard is back for the 15th year. This year the theme is “Black, White & Grey”. The live carving takes place every day from 22 July – 29 July (from 10:00-17:00) and the finished sculptures will then be on display until 21 August.

Supported by the OPW, the Sand Sculptures are created by Duthain Dealbh (meaning: Fleeting Sculpture) (www.duthain-dealbh.com/)

I am fascinated by the Sculptures year after year and strongly recommend a visit! Admission is free.

Phoenix Park Wednesday Walks

11:00 – 12:30, Wed 30 Jul

Farmleigh House, Castleknock end of Phoenix Park, Dublin 15

Wednesday Walks will take place in and around Phoenix Park from every Wednesday from June to December. Weather permitting, walkers will meet at the Phoenix Park Visitor Centre (VC) or Farmleigh House (F) at 11:00. Each walk takes about 90 minutes.

Please check the website below for updates or ring the Phoenix Park Visitor Centre (01 677 0095) or Farmleigh House (01 815 5914) for further information. Admission is free,

The upcoming walks are:
30 July: Sports in Phoenix Park (VC)
06 Aug: Monuments of Phoenix Park (VC)
13 Aug: Walk to Rose Cottage via Knockmaroon Gate (F)
20 Aug: Guided Tour of Arbour Hill Cemetery (A)
27 Aug Gate Lodges of Phoenix Park from Ashtown Castle to Castleknock (VC)

www.farmleigh.ie/events/Title,31298,en.html

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Wed 30 Jul

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

Little Museum – Big J Wednesday

12:00 – 17:00, Wed 30 Jul

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

The Little Museum of Dublin secured sponsorship from Johnston, Mooney & O’Brien until October 2014 and will therefore be able to continue the Big J Wednesday: Every Wednesday from 12:00-17:00 admission into the museum is free thanks to the bread company. There are free guided tours every hour.

www.littlemuseum.ie/

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Wed 30 Jul

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 International Piano Festival

13:00, Wed 30 Jul

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

The “Dublin International Piano Festival and Summer Academy 2014″ will take place from 26 July – 03 Aug. Advanced piano students will benefit from an intensive and educational programme and we can enjoy an interesting concert series.

There will be concerts in the National Concert Hall and in the Hugh Lane Gallery and the cost doesn’t exceed EUR 5, but we are lucky: The Hugh Lane Gallery runs the concerts as free concerts with a a suggested donation of EUR 5.

+ Sun 27 July – 12:00: Archie Chen performing Mozart – Schwartz – Liszt
+ Tues 29 July – 13:00: Lance Coburn performing Beethoven – Vine – Tchaikovsky/Pletnev
+ Wed 30 July – 13:00: Evelyne Brancart performing Mozart – Beethoven – Brahms

More information about all events: www.pianofestival.ie/programme_of_events.html

www.hughlane.ie/

Havana International Language Exchange

16:30 – 19:30, Wed 30 Jul

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

Spanish Film Screening: Fados

18:00, Wed 30 Jul

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

“Fados” (2007) by Carlos Saura traces the history of the Portuguese music, called Fado.

Admission is free. The film will be screened in Spanish with English subtitles.

dublin.cervantes.es/FichasCultura/Ficha95691_16_2.htm

King Kong Club

20:00, Wed 30 Jul

Mercantile, 28 Dame Street, Dublin 2

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

Check the Facebook Page below for the line-up.

www.facebook.com/TheKingKongClubDublin

The Song Room (open mic)

20:30, Wed 30 Jul

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

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

www.theglobe.ie/events

The Zodiac Sessions (open mic)

20:30, Wed 30 Jul

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

37 Live: Andrew Mann

21:00 – 23:00, Wed 30 Jul

37, 37 Dawson Street, Dublin 2

37 Live takes place every Wednesday and on 30 July Andrew Mann, who was on The Voice andmade it to the final stages, will be playing a mix of acoustic covers in the 37 Middle Bar.

Admission is free.

www.37dawsonstreet.com/

Bad Boy Jake

21:00, Wed 30 Jul

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

Singer Songwriter Night – Mother Reilly’s

21:00, Wed 30 Jul

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

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

www.facebook.com/motherreillysADMIN

Trad Session

21:30, Wed 30 Jul

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).

Thursday 31 Jul

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Early Morning Yoga

07:30, Thu 31 Jul

Berlin Cafe, Clarendon Street, Dublin 2

A group of trainee Yoga instructors got together and they are running free Yoga classes every Tuesday morning at 07:30 in Berlin Cafe (yes, it is in the Cafe!).

You just need to bring a Yoga mat and wear suitable clothing and then enjoy the Yoga to get you ready for the day.

A Thursday morning beginners class at the same time in the same place has been added to the schedule now. Don’t forget your mat!

www.facebook.com/events/580236135424743

The Green Door Market

09:30 – 16:00, Thu 31 Jul

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

RDS National Craft & Student Art Exhibition

10:00 – 17:00, Thu 31 Jul

RDS (Concert Hall), Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

This year, the RDS National Craft & Student Art Awards Exhibition will be free entry for three days (30+32 July + 01 Aug) and not just for one day as in previous years.

The RDS Student Art Awards highlight the best work coming out of third-level art colleges today. The main prize is the RDS Taylor Art Award worth EUR 5000, awarded for over 150 years and still going strong. The Exhibition will feature fine art, photography, painting, drawing, print-making, multimedia and installation.

The Exhibition, which features both award winners and selected entries from the competitions, will be open for free from 30 July until 01 August. After that you can enter the exhibition with a Discover Ireland Dublin Horse Show ticket from 06-10 August (www.dublinhorseshow.com).

www.rds.ie/cat_event_detail.jsp?itemID=1103681

Sand Sculptures in Dublin Castle

10:00 – 17:00, Thu 31 Jul

Dublin Castle, Dame Street, Dublin 2

The display of massive Sand Sculptures in the Upper Courtyard is back for the 15th year. This year the theme is “Black, White & Grey”. The live carving takes place every day from 22 July – 29 July (from 10:00-17:00) and the finished sculptures will then be on display until 21 August.

Supported by the OPW, the Sand Sculptures are created by Duthain Dealbh (meaning: Fleeting Sculpture) (www.duthain-dealbh.com/)

I am fascinated by the Sculptures year after year and strongly recommend a visit! Admission is free.

Fur, Feathers and Fossils – Summer Inspectorium

11:00 – 13:00, Thu 31 Jul

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

“Fur, Feathers and Fossils” is a summer inspectorium: Drop in to the Discovery Zone and inspect everything from bears, to brachiopods at this hands-on sessions. You can stay five minutes or fifteen or more, see the specimens up close and chat to a zoologist to find out some fun facts. Drop-in activity. Admission is free.

www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx?eventID=4387

The Ferocious Mingle Marcade

11:00 – 18:00, Thu 31 Jul

60 Camden Street, Dublin 2

The Ferocious Mingle Marcade (Market and Arcade) is back in a new location. The Marcade is now in Camden Street next to Daintree Paper and opposite the Centra and off-license there. It takes place every Thurs-Sun and is a flea-market-type permanent market with stalls and “chalets” for traders.

www.facebook.com/pages/The-Ferocious-Mingle-Marcade/232446616822953

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Thu 31 Jul

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

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

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Lunchtime Concert: Summertime Jazz

13:00, Thu 31 Jul

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

The Lunchtime Concert “Summertime Jazz: Mr Gershwin meets Fats Waller & Scott Joplin” with Giants of Ragtime & Stride Piano, featuring Colm ‘Stride’ O’Brien will take place.

Admission is free, but booking is required via 01-8734333 or musiclibrary@dublincity.ie

www.dublincitypubliclibraries.ie/

Lunchtime Recital – Ana Margarida Silva (piano)

13:15, Thu 31 Jul

St Ann’s Church, Dawson Street, Dublin 2

Ana Margarida Silva (piano) will perform a Lunchtime Recital in St. Ann’s Church. Admission is free, but donations are welcome.

stann.dublin.anglican.org/concerts/index.php

Temple Bar Night Market

18:00 – 22:00, Thu 31 Jul

Temple Bar, Dublin 2

After a successful first year, the Temple Bar Night Market is back this year and thist time there will not just be a few sporadic events, but it will take place every Thursday from 05 June until 28 August.

It is an Arts & Craft Market (and not more – see below!) that will will feature the work of artists & craft makers and street entertainment from music to painting & from dance to workshops.

Last year many people criticised that they missed food stalls at the market and I expect that this won’t change: The market is organised by the Temple Bar Company, an association of the traders in Temple Bar, so it is not in their interest to have competing traders at this market. If you know what to expect, you will hopefully not be disappointed.

www.templebarnightmarket.com/

Dubliners 100 with Belinda McKeon

18:30, Thu 31 Jul

Gutter Bookshop, Cow’s Lane, Temple Bar, Dublin 8

The Gutter Bookshop are hosting “Dubliners 100″ with Belinda McKeon, a special event with Tramp Press who published ‘Dubliners 100′, new stories by contemporary Irish writers based on James Joyces’s ‘The Dubliners’ for its 100th Anniversary. Author Belinda McKeon will read from and discuss her story ‘Counterparts’.

Admission is free.

gutterbookshop.com/events.html

“My Favourites” – Walking Tour – Night Walk

19:00 – 21:00, Thu 31 Jul

Spire, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

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

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

Bal Folk – European Folk Dance Session

20:00, Thu 31 Jul

Tap Bar, 44 North King Street, Dublin 7

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

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

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

Dimestore Recordings presents

20:00, Thu 31 Jul

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

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

www.facebook.com/DimeStoreRecords

Max Zaska / Patrick Groenland

21:00, Thu 31 Jul

The International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

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

www.international-bar.com/music.html

The Bonny Men – Gig

21:00, Thu 31 Jul

Mother Reilly’s, 26/28 Upper Rathmines Road, Rathmines, Dublin 6

Trad/Follk band The Bonny Men will perform in Mother Reilly’s. Admission is free.

www.dublinsessions.ie/motherreillys.html

Left, Right & Centre – Blues+Soul

21:30, Thu 31 Jul

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

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

www.frankryans.com

McNeills Trad Music Pub Sessions

21:30, Thu 31 Jul

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

Friday 01 Aug

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The Green Door Market

09:30 – 16:00, Fri 01 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

RDS National Craft & Student Art Exhibition

10:00 – 17:00, Fri 01 Aug

RDS (Concert Hall), Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

This year, the RDS National Craft & Student Art Awards Exhibition will be free entry for three days (30+32 July + 01 Aug) and not just for one day as in previous years.

The RDS Student Art Awards highlight the best work coming out of third-level art colleges today. The main prize is the RDS Taylor Art Award worth EUR 5000, awarded for over 150 years and still going strong. The Exhibition will feature fine art, photography, painting, drawing, print-making, multimedia and installation.

The Exhibition, which features both award winners and selected entries from the competitions, will be open for free from 30 July until 01 August. After that you can enter the exhibition with a Discover Ireland Dublin Horse Show ticket from 06-10 August (www.dublinhorseshow.com).

www.rds.ie/cat_event_detail.jsp?itemID=1103681

Sand Sculptures in Dublin Castle

10:00 – 17:00, Fri 01 Aug

Dublin Castle, Dame Street, Dublin 2

The display of massive Sand Sculptures in the Upper Courtyard is back for the 15th year. This year the theme is “Black, White & Grey”. The live carving takes place every day from 22 July – 29 July (from 10:00-17:00) and the finished sculptures will then be on display until 21 August.

Supported by the OPW, the Sand Sculptures are created by Duthain Dealbh (meaning: Fleeting Sculpture) (www.duthain-dealbh.com/)

I am fascinated by the Sculptures year after year and strongly recommend a visit! Admission is free.

The Ferocious Mingle Marcade

11:00 – 18:00, Fri 01 Aug

60 Camden Street, Dublin 2

The Ferocious Mingle Marcade (Market and Arcade) is back in a new location. The Marcade is now in Camden Street next to Daintree Paper and opposite the Centra and off-license there. It takes place every Thurs-Sun and is a flea-market-type permanent market with stalls and “chalets” for traders.

www.facebook.com/pages/The-Ferocious-Mingle-Marcade/232446616822953

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Fri 01 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

Cormac O’Caoimh – In-Store Gig

13:00, Fri 01 Aug

HMV Grafton Street, 65 Grafton Street, Dublin 2

Cormac O’Caoimh will perform an In-Store Gig in HMV. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/HMVIreland/events

Digital revolution in Irish family history – Talk

13:00, Fri 01 Aug

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

“Genealogy at Lunchtime: The digital revolution in Irish family history” with Brian O’Donovan (Eneclann & FindMyPast) is a 20 min talk, followed by a Q&A.

Admission is free and no booking required.

“This August, the NLI is hosting Eneclann and Ancestor Network’s programme of “Twentyx20” lunchtime talks unlocking the richness of Irish family history. Each talk is a short introduction to a key area, essential source or genealogy research method, followed by a Q&A session with the expert.”

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

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Classical Summer Music at Sandford

13:10, Fri 01 Aug

Sandford Parish Church, Ranelagh, Dublin 6

Sandford Parish Church in Ranelagh is inviting to Classical Music Summer Concerts from every Friday from June to September.

The next concert is Tanya Sewell (mezzo-soprano) and Alsion Young (piano) – Irish songs and music by Purcell, Mozart, Ravel and others

Admission is free.

www.sandford.dublin.anglican.org/

Slovak Cultural Week – Meet Slovak Artists

18:00 – 23:00, Fri 01 Aug

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

Meet Slovak artists and members of the Slovak community. Integration workshop open to public followed by performance by Folklore group OSTROHA.

Other events will take place on Sat and Sun and the next Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) will include these events.

cfcp.ie/events/823

Warsaw Uprising – Exhibition Launch

19:00, Fri 01 Aug

St. Audeon’s Church, 14 High Street, Dublin 8

“The 70th Anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising” is an exhibition, organised by “Discover Poland” and the Polish Chaplaincy in Ireland, that tells the story of the Uprising and the roles of chaplains and churches involved.

The exhibition will open on 01 Aug at 19:00 and during the event Dr. Gabriel Doherty from UCC will talk about ”Warsaw Uprising in comparative context”. The exhibition will then be available from 02-04 August and again on 09+10 August in both periods from 12:00-20:00.

At the opening food from the era will be available, a souvenir shop will be on site and the film City of Ruins will be shown.

Admission is free to opening and exhibition.

www.facebook.com/Discovering.Poland

Cornucopia – Live Music

19:30 – 21:30, Fri 01 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

Bray Summerfest – Gigs

20:00 – 23:00, Fri 01 Aug

Seafront, Bray, Co. Wicklow

The following gigs will take place at the Bray Summerfest:

Friday 01 August

20:00-21:00 Jet Setter
21:30-23:00 The Harleys

All gigs are on the bandstand and admission is free.

www.braysummerfest.com/events/categories/music/

Electric Fridays – Open Mic

21:00, Fri 01 Aug

The International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

“Electric Fridays with DUB” is a weekly gig/open mic night in the basement of The International Bar. Admission is free.

Musicians, artists, bands who want to play a 25 min set should contact the organisers via the Facebook page below. A PA and some equipment is available.

www.facebook.com/dubgoeselectric

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Fri 01 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/live_music.html

Ska ‘n’ Reggae with The Bionic Rats

21:00 – 02:30, Fri 01 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 and the DJs Tommy Rash and Fukszy are on the decks until late. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152000572877753

Events Coming Up

Dublin Mountains Partnership – Guided Walks

12+26 July

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 are announced on the Dublin Mountain Partnership website: www.dublinmountains.ie/news/upcoming_events/?no_cache=1

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

Not free, but interesting nevertheless:

Vodaphone Comedy Festival: 24-27 July

FunnyFest – Children’s Comedy Festival: 05 July – 24 Aug

Bulmers Live at Leopardstown: 12 June – 14 Aug

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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. ;-)

Israel vs. Palestine – This is a lot worse than “odd”!

To call the situation “odd” would be an insult to everybody affected, but I feel I can’t just ignore what is going on in Gaza and in Israel and the “This is Odd!” section is the space for my personal observations about the world around us.

The situation is anything but clear cut. The Palestinian rocket attacks on Israel are not condonable in the slightest, but Israel’s response is not an iota more condonable either.

I am shocked by Israel’s acts of terror and I urge everybody to inform yourself and to form your own opinion about this conflict. If you don’t really know what the background is, have a look at this relatively short video clip that explains a lot: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y58njT2oXfE

As you can see from this information, the conflict is going on for a long long time, but throughout the history Israel has been an aggressive bully that has actually CREATED Hamas by how they treated the Palestinians. Is it a surprise that Hamas easily found people that were prepared to give their lives to fight the oppressor? I don’t think so! Does this give Hamas the right to kill Israelis? Not at all, BUT oppressed people will do ANYTHING.

The statistics show the imbalance in this conflict: Around 35 Israelis were killed and approx. 750 Palestinians. Nearly all Israelis that died are soldiers, virtually all Palestinians are civilians. In my opinion every single dead person is one too many, but Israel has a highly sophisticated army that is extremely well equipped. The Palestinians are badly equipped and badly trained.

There is NO right in this conflict, only wrong, but Israel’s oppression and occupation created and triggered the Palestinian response and that is why so many people clearly give full blame and responsibility to Israel.

An immediate cease fire with following peace talks has to happen and Israel has to give the Palestinians adequate space to live and stop taking more and more land. There can’t be any other option and we must make it clear to Israel that bullying is not ok!

And if you just can’t imagine that there might be something going on that is not ok, watch this video clip: www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=886405354706275 Yes, a warning was given, but imagine what your chances would be if you had 57 seconds to leave the house now before it will be destroyed. Shocking!

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–Joerg

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