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Event Guide for free Events in Greater Dublin

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

The Dublin Event Guide is a non commercial initiative and is published by Joerg Steegmueller, it has currently more than 23,000 readers and hundreds more join every month. You too can subscribe for free on the right here -->>

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

The newest Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) below was posted on 23. July 2016:


Dublin Event Guide 475: Maker Fair, Big Water Slide, Festival of Curiosity, Liberties Festival, Malahide Festival, Bray Air Display

DEG Dublin Event Guide (for free events)

No. 475 | 22 July 2016

Subscribers: 24,100

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Hi all!

It happens regularly that I am too late getting the Dublin Event Guide finished to make it to any event on a Saturday! :-O But this week, I am determined to go the Maker Faire in Merrion Square. (I really like this event!) So if all goes well, I get the first version out online early enough and then add the remaining events as fast as possible so that still a bit of the day is left.

I expect that this is ok with you, especially if it means that this edition will arrive a little earlier. I am writing this introduction before the rest is ready to send, that’s why I am not sure yet how it will work out.

The Dublin Event Guide is currently published in two stages. The first stage is an update on the website and the smartphone app. More events will be added after that and the smartphone app will be updated continually. When all events are entered the second stage is to send the e-mail to all subscribers.

This is the FINAL version of this week’s Dublin Event Guide.

Great news regarding the outstanding bills! The July Bill is paid *weight_of_shoulder* and the first EUR 25 for the August bill have been donated. So only EUR 165 required for August. Thanks so much! If you can help in any way, your help will be VERY much appreciated!!! Can YOU help here?

And here is my weekly appeal: Please don’t forget that there are two areas the Dublin Event Guide needs your continued help with every week: Your donations help paying the bills for sending the Dublin Event Guide every week, so please help if you can. Just 1 Euro per month (12 Euro per year) would be great, more would be even better. Unfortunately not many subscribers are prepared to or able to help, so please don’t rely on others! Your money will be used to pay the monthly EUR 190 bill for sending the newsletter using MailChimp, for webhosting and domain names. I am happy to work 35 hours on the Dublin Event Guide every week without making anything from it, but for the bills I need your help. You can make your donation at www.perfectresults.info/donate.htm using Paypal or CreditCard or send me a mail dublineventguide@gmail.com and I can suggest other ways. I am also looking for some corporate sponsors, if you know someone, send them my way. :-)

And here is the second area where you can help: Without you spreading the word we would have never reached 24,000 subscribers and 65,000 Facebook Likes. Send your friends to www.dublineventguide.com where they can subscribe as well.

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This is how it works: The company you buy from will give a small commission (5-8%) to the Dublin Event Guide as a thanks for pointing you in their direction. This might only be 30 cent a go, but if many of you did it every time you buy something online, then it could make a big dent into the EUR 190 needed. Importantly, you do not pay more, but the merchant accepts a slightly smaller profit. So clicking on these ads is helping everybody! Thanks!

Have an event-full weekend and week,

–Joerg

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Feel good slot

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

For the last few weeks, I am quoting Tony Robbins here in the feel good slot. That has a number of reasons: 1) A free seminar about his courses will be in Dublin next Saturday and I plan to be there myself. 2) I have been at his main event “Unleash the Power Within” and it is an amazing event. So good that I am considering going to the one in London in May next year again. It is not free at all, but – in my opinion – very much worth the money. 3) He really and truly has some good quotes, so you could fill this Feel Good SLot just with Tony Robbins quotes for months.

Today I have picked a YouTube clip, also with motivational speaker, self-help author and personal finance instructor Tony Robbins.

Watch this TED talk, it is really good: www.youtube.com/watch?v=BwFOwyoH-3g

Tony Robbins runs a huge event once a year, called Unleash the Power Within (UPW) in London, that is attended by more than 6000 people every time. It is a four day event and it will – without a doubt – have a long lasting impact on every participant.

At the Unleash the Power Within Workshop in Dublin, you will learn
+ How to break through the fears that hold you back
+ How to create momentum in your life to make difficult things become effortless
+ How to install the habits that create maximum energy, optimum health and peak vitality
+ How to implement a fail-safe system to ensure you follow through your long-term goals
+ How to harness the key strategies of wealth creation, regardless of economic conditions

For the last time, one of Tony’s trainers will be in Dublin to tell you more about UPW and to teach you some great concepts to improve your life. This 3-hour UPW Preview is a workshop event and it will take place on Saturday 30 July and you can choose the time slot from 10:00-13:00 or from 15:00-18:00 in the Clarion Hotel near Liffey Valley Shopping Centre. Admission is free, but you have to register here to attend.

At the Pendulum event in Dublin in January thousands of people paid more than EUR 700 for a one day event to see Tony Robbins. Learn his key concepts at this workshop event for free!

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Last week Ailish B, Leigh P, George K and Miriam L were so great to help the Dublin Event Guide with a donation! Thanks a lot! I really appreciate your help! Please keep in mind that without donations there won’t be a Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events): Your donation will ensure that the Dublin Event Guide will continue arriving in your Inbox every week and every donation will benefit EVERY Dublin Event Guide reader!

The cost for sending the weekly newsletter is approx. EUR 190 per month and a donation from you of just EUR 12 per year will ensure that I will be able to pay the bills.
Has the Dublin Event Guide helped you to find events that you otherwise wouldn’t have known about, or have you saved money by finding great free events? Then please go to here and give something back if you can!

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

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

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Joergs Picks

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

This weekend, the main event for me is the Maker Fair on Saturday and you will find me near Christ Church on Sunday to see the water slide. Liberties Festival, Malahide Festival, Swords Festival and Bray Air Show are other events if you want to keep yourself busy! :-)

If you make it into the City Centre on Saturday, you will find the big water slide, the Curiosity Garden of the Festival of Curiosity at the Wood Quay Amphitheatre, a Christ Church Market and the Liberties Festival Fun Day all in a short walking distance along the axis of Christ Church to St. Patrick’s Cathedral. That’s where it is all happening! ;-)

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Competitions

SpeedFriending – Ticket Competition – Update

Sun 24 July – 18:00-20:00
Trinity Bar, Dame Street, Dublin 2

SpeedFriending is a new way to meet new people and to make long-lasting friendships and connections. It works like this: You get 5 minutes with each participant to see if you like them and if they are someone you would like to hang out with.
Make new friends, expand your social circle and have an entertaining evening at SpeedFriending.

Admission is EUR 10 and you can get your ticket at the door. Please RSVP on the website below.

There was a good bit of interest last time, so Dereck, the organiser of the meet-ups, has made some more tickets available for Dublin Event Guide readers. But unfortunately I messed up last week and didn’t tell you how to enter. Apologies! So this week is too short notice to fix this, but I will talk to Dereck and will hopefully be able to offer you a competition for his next event again.

www.meetup.com/Events-Drinks-Talks-Dublin/events/232510690/

Promote your product or event through a competition!

If you want to reach more than 24,000 people with a product promotion or an event promotion for a non-free event, contact me on dublineventguide@gmail.com and we can discuss the options. You provide the prize for the competition and the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) runs the competition for you. It couldn’t be simpler.

And if you want me to use/test a product you are selling and then share my assessment here in the Dublin Event Guide, we can talk about that too. I like testing gear. ;-)

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The Story of the Capital

Did you know that the basement of City Hall is the home of a permanent exhibition called “The Story of the Capital” and also of a temporary exhibition about the Dublin Fire Brigade in 1916? The Story of the Capital exhibition is really good and I would recommend it strongly.

There is normally an admission charge, but I found out a few days ago that in 2016 admission to that exhibition is completely free in connection with the Easter Rising commemorations.

This is really good news!

(It is a little surprising that it took until July and a total coincidence that I found out and there definitely has not been a Press Release or other media notification at the beginning of the year, but we have another 5 months to visit the exhibition now, so we will get over that unexpected lack of communication. ;-) )

Put “The Story of the Capital” on your To Do list!! The exhibition is open from Monday until Saturday from 10:00-17:15.

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

Speed Limit Consultation

The speed limits in Dublin City are being reviewed at the moment and a public consultation is running. Dublin City has the nonsensical plan to limit the speed in ALL areas of Dublin and on ALL streets to 30 km/h. In my opinion, it makes sense in areas of higher risk (near schools, playgrounds etc), but it doesn’t make sense as a general limit.

Check out the details here www.dublincity.ie/speedreview and if you have ANY opinion, make it known. Do not rely on other people, YOU have to voice your concerns or opinions if you want them to be counted.

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

Summer of Heritage 2016 – Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown

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

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

Opportunities

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

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THE 15 BEST NEW APPS FOR EVENT PLANNERS
We probably all have a number of apps on our phones and tablets that we don’t use very often (if at all). Don’t waste space with useless applications! Now is the time to have a clear out and make way for the best and most useful apps to hit the market this year. Eventbrite has compiled a list with 15 of the most interesting apps to be published so far in 2016, helping to give your productivity a boost and make your job (and your life) a little bit easier.
Read the full article here.

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If you are regularly or occasionaly organising events, keep an eye on the Eventbrite blog. It covers a wide variety of event-related and event-relevant topics that can help you hugely! Read more here.

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

Exhibitions

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

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

Leonardo da Vinci – Ten Drawings from the Royal Collection

06 May – 24 July

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

Last chance to see this unique exhibition:

The National Gallery will exhibit ten of the finest drawings by Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519). They are on loan from the Royal Collection and will be on show for 2.5 months. It has been announced this week that the show has been extended by one week until 24 July.

Admission to the exhibition is free, but pre-booking is required. A timed ticketing system will be in operation.

You will get to the booking sites via www.nationalgallery.ie/Exhibitions/Leonardo.aspx

Voices of Memory – Walk & Talk at sound art installation

30 June – 30 Sept

National War Memorial Gardens, Islandbridge, Dublin 8

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

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

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

PhotoIreland Festival 2016

01-31 July

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The PhotoIreland Festival is looking at photography and image culture. Explore work of well known photographers, as well as that of young and local initiatives in Ireland, presented to you in a vibrant and friendly atmosphere.

The month long programme includes a wide variety of events suitable for all types of audiences in the form of exhibitions, portfolio reviews, workshops, talks, free guided tours + lots more.

Find all details on photoireland.org/festival/year-2016/

Seditious Types, Legacy of the Printers of 1916 – Exhibition

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

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

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

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

Find out more details here.

Flaneur by Dublin – Photo Art Installation

02-24 July – 17:00-21:00

Smithfield Plaza, Smithfield, Dublin 7

Flaneur By Dublin brings the works of two contemporary photographers to Smithfield Plaza. Their photos are displayed in a series of large cubes, dispersed over a metal pathway installed in Smithfield Square. These large cubes become lightboxes at dusk, creating a unique display and extending the enjoyment of this open-air gallery until 21:00.

The two selected artists for Fla?neur By Dublin are Esther Teichmann (Germany) and Rik Moran (UK). They were for a residency in Ireland earlier this year, engaging with the urban and rural landscape and producing the present body of work.

Flaneur By Dublin is part of a larger project called Flâneur – New Urban Narratives. This is a new, European Union funded, 2 year long project, transforming photographers into fla?neurs and requesting them to apply a new approach to their work within the urban territory. The project involves an international network of some 20 organisations from 11 different countries, and it will be presented in the 13 partner cities.

The launch will take place on Sat 02 July at 19:00.

The art installation will be on show from 02-24 July

www.facebook.com/events/125672507858325/

Little Stories, Little Prints – Exhibition

see below

Libraries in Dublin

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

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

The schedule for 2016 is

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

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

Saturday 23 Jul

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Car Boot Sales – Tallaght

08:00 – 12:00, Sat 23 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/

Honest2Goodness Food Market

09:30 – 16:00, Sat 23 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

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

09:30 – 13:00, Sat 23 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.

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

www.parkrun.ie/

SuperNatural Food Market

09:30 – 15:30, Sat 23 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 23 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

Belgard Weekend Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 23 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

Christ Church Cathedral Market

10:00 – 18:00, Sat 23 Jul

Christ Church Cathedral, Christchurch Place, Dublin 8

There will be a market at Christ Church Cathedral on Saturday and Sunday organised by Christ Church Cathedral, but it seems they forgot to spread the word.

I only found out by coincidence because our friends from www.paperbear.ie will sell their great pop-up cards there and they luckily mentioned the market on their Facebook Page.

The 98FM Water slide is at Wine Tavern Street, next to Christ Church, so that is probably the reason for this impromptu market. I would expect a mix of food stalls and craft stalls there.

It runs on Saturday from 10:00-18:00 and on Sunday from 12:30-18:00. Admission is free.

Dublin City Hall – Free Admission

10:00 – 17:15, Sat 23 Jul

City Hall, Dame Street, Dublin 2

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

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

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

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

Dublin Maker Fair 2016

10:00 – 18:00, Sat 23 Jul

Merrion Square, Dublin 2

The Dublin Maker Fair is a family friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness and a celebration of the maker movement. It’s a place where people show what they are making and share what they are learning, a big creative carnival.

Makers range from tech enthusiasts to hackers, crafters, coders, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, artists, science clubs, students, authors and commercial exhibitors. They are of all ages and backgrounds and from all over Ireland and beyond.

This year, there will be Bamboo Bikes, Paper Pets, LED 3D Avatars, Raspberry PI and Arduino projects and experts, Physic Buskers who will explain complicated things in an easy way, MIDI Music Instruments, Robots, Wood-Turning, 3D Printing, Homebrewing, Origami, Drones, App Development and sooo much more. A full list of all exhibitors is here.

The Makeshop, TOG, DLRLexIcon Makers, Makerdojo and lots of other groups and organisations will also tell you what they are doing and how you can be part of the maker community.

In previous years the event took place on the Phyiscs Square in Trinity College and it is great that it is growing further and has moved to Merrion Square.

If you like making, building, creating things or if you are just fascinated finding out how creative other people can be, come to this event, I will definitely be there! ;-) And a regular question: Is it suitable for kids? Definitely! There is something for everybody.

Admission is free.

www.dublinmaker.ie/

Festival of Curiosity

10:00, Sat 23 Jul

Dublin (various locations)

The hugely popular Festival of Curiosity will be back from 21-24 July. It is a (family) festival that celebrates science, arts, design and technology and I already included for the last two weeks it in the “Upcoming Events” section of the Dublin Event Guide, because tickets for free events go like hot cakes!

The festival runs from Thursday until Sunday and a lot of free events that needed tickets are booked out, but there are still some tickets available and there are also drop-in events. Also: Many non-free events are very low priced (EUR 2 or EUR 4), so you should definitely check out the full programme to see if you find anything that appeals to you.

I will list in this Dublin Event Guide some of the free events that are not booked out yet (at the time of writing this!), but as I said, check the full programme!!! ;-)

The two main “walk-in” events on Saturday and Sunday are
+ Curiosity Garden & Picnic at the Wood Quay Amphitheatre (12:00-17:30) with Science Shows and outdoor play.
+ Finding Dory Family Treasure Hunt from the Wood Quay Amphitheatre to many locations across the city.

Some of the free continual events on every day during thefestival are:
+ Continuous Drift – Sound installation in Meeting House Square in Temple Bar
+ Urban Escape – Pop-up experience across four rooms with different experiences exploring how the brain, the body and the mind reacts to a series of immersive rooms, environments, activities, colours and sounds. (12:00-18:00 in Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, Age: 12+)
+ Earthlings in Outer Space – A short history of non-human astronauts (An online streamed audio documentary that will be available for the four days of the festival via the link here.)
+ Memory of Place – An interactive story map of Dublin via a downloadable app.

www.festivalofcuriosity.ie/programme/

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 23 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/

Malahide Festival

10:00 – 22:00, Sat 23 Jul

Malahide (various)

The Malahide Festival is taking place on Saturday and Sunday and it looks as if Malahide will be VERY busy this weekend with lots of great events. The venues/sites will be The Green, New Street, The Stage and the Beach.

The main programme will be on the Green and you can find a list of activities below.
On the Beach a Fun Fair will be open from 11:00-22:00.
On the Stage, bands will perform from 19:00–22:00 with the following line-up: Peter and Alice, Jazzebel, Pat Farrell Band, Garna Macha Reggae, Eoin & Boys, Guilty Party
On New Street, there will be Kids Basketball, Giant Games, RNLI, Pet Store and Street Races (17:00).

The programme on the Green is:

10:00-17:00 Adventure Bounce + Food Stalls from local restaurants
11:00-16:00 Face Painting, Stilt Walkers, Carnival Games, Balloon Modeling, Drama Workshops, Games & Storytelling
12:30 Drama Games and fun with The Drama House
13:00 Old Style Aerobics from the Arena/Grand Hotel
13:30 Storytelling with The Drama House
14:00 Magic Show and Punch & Judy
14:30 Improvisation fun with The Drama House
15:00 Magic Show and Punch & Judy / Historical Walk of the Village (meet at Gathering Point)
15:30 Getting in role with The Drama House
16:00 Magic Show and Punch & Judy
16:30 Physical Theatre with The Drama House
17:30 Story-telling with The Drama House

And there will also be an Art Exhibition on the Mall and a Horticultural Show in St. Andrew’s Hall

You can download the full festival programme here.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/malahide.chamber

Marlay Park Market

10:00 – 16:00, Sat 23 Jul

Marlay Park, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16

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

www.dlrcoco.ie/markets

Open Air Pilates & Talk

10:00, Sat 23 Jul

Millenium Park, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15

Pace Pilates are inviting to a free open air pilates class and a talk by a life coach following the talk.

If you are interested, but can’t make it today, check their Facebook page, there will be more opportunities: www.facebook.com/PacePilates/

www.facebook.com/events/248124138886103/

Temple Bar Markets

10:00 – 16:30, Sat 23 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

“My Favourites” – Dublin City Walking Tour

11:00 – 13:00, Sat 23 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 runs every Saturday. It is an alternative Arts and Culture Trail and she will bring you to “Dublin’s Best Cafes, Bars, Markets, Unusual Stores, Galleries, Theatres, Arts Spaces, and more! And hear some tales you’ve never heard before!”

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

www.dublincitywalkingtours.com/

Blackrock Market

11:00 – 17:30, Sat 23 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/

Dublin Fire Brigade Exhibition – Tours

11:00 – 16:30, Sat 23 Jul

City Hall, Dame Street, Dublin 2

Dublin Fire Brigade Historian and serving Firefighter/Paramedic Las Fallon is giving tours of Dublin Fire Brigade 1916 exhbition in City Hall Dublin every Saturday in July. Tours take place at 11:30, 13:00 and 15:00 and are suitable for all ages.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/cityhalldublin/

Family Workshop – National Gallery

11:00 – 12:00, Sat 23 Jul

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

A free Family drop-in workshop will take place on most days of the coming weekend and week for children aged 4-10. Find all the details on the website below.

The themes are
Saturday: Costume
Monday: Icons
Tuesday: -cancelled-
Wednesday: Impressionism
Thursday: Renaissance
Friday: Cubism

www.nationalgallery.ie/en/whatson/Families/Summer/Workshop-23July.aspx

Introduction to Abstract Painting – Workshop

11:00 – 16:00, Sat 23 Jul

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

“Terra Incognita: An introduction to Abstract Painting” is a workshop with Damien Flood.

Damien Flood will demonstrate a series of techniques and exercises that will show how to transform everyday objects into abstract paintings. This is a practical hands on workshop that is suitable for beginners or painters with experience, who are just curious about abstract painting.

Admission is free, but booking via the Eventbrite website here is required.

People’s Art Exhibition

11:00 – 17:00, Sat 23 Jul

St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2

Six times will the “People’s Art 2016″ exhibition take place this year. It is an art exhibition by individual artists on the rails/fence of St. Stephen’s Green. You can admire or buy all sort of paintings there.

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

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

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

www.peoplesart.ie/

Pond Dipping – Children’s Event

11:00, Sat 23 Jul

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

The Dublin Naturalists’ Field Club invites children to this Pond Dipping event where they will explore the weird and wonderful diversity of insects and mini beasts living in and around the pond at the Botanic Gardens. Suitable for ages 8+

Admission is free, but booking is required via 01-8040319. Meet at the Visitor Centre.

www.botanicgardens.ie/news/events.htm

Terenure Village Market

11:00 – 16:00, Sat 23 Jul

Bushy Park, Tempelogue Road, Terenure, Dublin 6W

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

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

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/terenurevillagemarket

The Bog Bodies – Tour

11:00 – 12:00, Sat 23 Jul

National Museum, Kildare Street (Archaeology), Dublin 2

Find out more about life in Iron Age Ireland and discover what we can learn about that time from the Bog Bodies in this tour of the “Kingship and Sacrifice” Exhibition.

Admission is free and no booking required. Meet at Reception. Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=3027

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Sat 23 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

The Battle of the Somme – Film Screening

11:30 – 13:00, Sat 23 Jul

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

‘The Battle of Somme’ was released in September 1916 and was seen by more than 20 million people in Britain and Ireland. It was hoped that the film would rally civilian support for the war and highlight a great victory.

The film has been restored and you can now watch it with a short introduction by Lar Joye, curator of the ‘Recovered Voices’ exhibition. Running time 77 minutes.

Admission is free and no booking required. Places will be allocated on first-come basis 15 minutes before start.

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=3011

Big Water Slide in Dublin City

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 23 Jul

Wine Tavern Street, Dublin 8

A 80m long water slide will be on Wine Tavern Street on Saturday and Sunday, just outside of Dublinia and next to Christ Church Cathedral.

The sponsors are 98FM and HB Ice Cream and 98FM gave all the tickets to their listeners, so if you go there you will not be able to use the slide unless you already won a wristband. But you can watch others sliding down.

Definitely not as exciting as being on it yourself, I know, but it appears that some people were prepared to sell their first born just to get a wristband. It’s just a waterslide, people! ;-)

P.S. If you read somewhere that the water slide is 260ft long, then be reminded that “feet” were replaced by metres in the 1970s!!!! :-D The slide is nearly 80m long!

www.facebook.com/events/1757371931199907/

Bray Air Display

12:00 – 20:00, Sat 23 Jul

Seafront, Bray, Co. Wicklow

The Bray Air Display will take place this weekend and for the first time it has been extended to two days (Sat + Sun).

There will be 27 jets and 46 aircraft in the air (distributed over the two days) and on the ground you will find food, a craft village, live music and family fun. I wasn’t able to find the end time for the air show, but the markets seem to end at 20:00.

Two of the most famous Aerobatic Display teams will be showing their skills: The Red Arrows and the Italian Frecce Tricolori and the Breitling Wingwalkers will be another highlight. The full air show line-up is here brayairdisplay.com/in-the-air-3/

On the ground expect huge congestion and it is strongly recommended that you arrive using public transport. Parking is VERY limited and there will be lots of traffic restrictions.

Admission is free.

www.brayairdisplay.com/

Ha’penny Flea Market

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 23 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/

Liberties Festival 2016 – Family Fun Day

12:00 – 16:30, Sat 23 Jul

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

The Liberies Festival is one of Ireland’s oldest and longest running community festivals and with 80% of the events being free (according to the organisers claim) family-friendly, sporting and arts events, this should appeal to everybody.

The festival will run from Mon 18 – Sat 23 July and thebig final event will be a Family Fun Day on Saturday in St Patrick’s Park (next to St. Patrick’s Cathedral): You will find Aerial Circus Troupe, Live Stage, Art Workshops, Exotic Zoo, DJ Fran and more.

Admission is free.

www.libertiesfestival.ie/#!program-1/aid2m

Military Guard Ceremony

12:00 – 13:00, Sat 23 Jul

Merrion Square, Dublin 2

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

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

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

SEEING – Science Gallery Exhibition

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 23 Jul

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

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

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

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

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

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

dublin.sciencegallery.com/seeing/

Swords Summer Festival 2016

12:00 – 16:00, Sat 23 Jul

Swords (Various)

The Swords Summer Festival will brinf you a big Family Fun Day on Saturday. On Sunday the Fingal 10k run will take place and you can watch it for free.

The Saturday programme has Bouncy Castles, Slides, Face Painters, Balloon Makers, Zip Wire, a Marquee in the Park with Magic, Music and Entertainment. Admission is free.

On the main stage the line-up is
12:00-16:00 Family Entertainment
18:00-19:00 Fingal Gospel Choir
19:15-20:15 Aimee Fitzpatrick
20:30-22:00 Superfly

And at Youthreach North Street, there will be (10:00-17:00) Treasure Hunt, Fairy Door Painting and a Clown.

www.fingal.ie/news-and-events/events/swords_summer_festival/

The Grand Dublin Swim

12:00 – 17:00, Sat 23 Jul

Sean O’Casey Bridge, Dublin 1

The Grand Dublin Swim is a day of Liffey swimming for all ages and abilities. Swims over the distances 250/ 750/ 1600/ 5000 meters will take place and they will all start at Sean O’Casey Bridge near the CHQ Building. Registration is closed and participation is – as far as I know – not free, but watching the swimmers is free. Approximately 500 swimmer will take place and the swims start every hour on the hour.

The event is organised by the Irish Long Distance Swimming Association and all race information is on the pictures here.

www.facebook.com/GrandDublinSwimEvent/

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Sat 23 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 – Concert

13:00, Sat 23 Jul

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

The Dublin International Piano Festival is taking place from 23-31 July. Most concerts are not free, but the Hugh Lane Gallery is hosting 6 concerts during the festival that are free. They start (apart from the last one) at 13:00:

+ Sat 23 July FREDERIC RZEWSKI – Hope & Remembrance
+ Sun 24 July ARCHIE CHEN – Poetic Nobility – Chopin’s Late Works
+ Wed 27 July LANCE COBURN – From Russia with Liebe
+ Fri 29 July JEAN MULLER – Enchanting Elegance
+ Sat 30 July ETHAN USLAN – Red Hot Piano From Ragtime to Swing
+ Sun 31 July STUDENT GALA CONCERT – Alumni Alight (12:00)

Admission is free and donations are welcome.

www.hughlane.ie/lectures/lectures-past/1556-dublin-international-piano-festival

The Bernard Shaw Flea Market

13:00 – 18:00, Sat 23 Jul

The Bernard Shaw, 12 Richmond Street South, Dublin 8

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

Admission is free.

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

Eason Story Time for children

14:00, Sat 23 Jul

Eason, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

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

Admission is free.

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

The Ballymun Birthday Bash

14:00 – 18:00, Sat 23 Jul

The Plaza, Main Street, Ballymun, Dublin 9

Ballymun was founded in 1966 only and is therefore celebrating its 50th birthday this year. The Community event to celebrate the birthday is this Saturday and it will be a big free family event on the Plaza with live music, games, food and an arty party for children.

www.facebook.com/events/1029325527158154/

Voices of Memory – Walk & Talk at sound art installation

14:00, Sat 23 Jul

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

Voices of Memory by Christina Kubisch is a contemporary remembrance of the more than 49,000 Irish people who died in the First World War.

On Sunday journalist Kevin Myers will lead a guided tour and will explain and show the installation.

Admission is free, but booking is required via the Eventbrite website here.

www.goethe.de/ins/ie/en/ver.cfm?fuseaction=events.detail&event_id=20791434

All That We Found Here – Rehearsed Reading

14:30, Sat 23 Jul

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

The New Theater supports new writing by regularly giving rehearsed readings if new works space to explore and test their works.

“All That We Foud Here” by Donagh Humphreys will be performed on Saturday.

Admission is free, but a suggested donation of EUR 2 is appreciated.

“The estranged daughter of an exiled property tycoon returns to the family mansion on Ailsbury road. A gang of handymen-cum-gangsters also have designs on the house and its contents. Their paths are inexorably destined to cross and their histories are tragically interwoven. A play about class, power and the nature of the social contract.”

www.thenewtheatre.com/tnt_php/scripts/page/reading.php?reading_id=56

Zen Walk

17:00, Sat 23 Jul

Dollymount Strand, Clontarf, Dublin 3

Feel calm & relaxed and discover new technics to release stress in your daily life. A Zen Walk will help you to get the positive effects. The walk will last about 20-30 minutes and is suitable for everyone who simply wants to find calmness, relaxation and harmony in their busy lives.

The walks take place in a variety of locations in Dublin and Dun Laoghaire and at different times. Check the website below for details about the walk and then check the dates and times and register here: www.xiufengshui.com/en/events/zen-walk/dates-and-registration

xiufengshui.com/en/events/zen-walk/about

“Sports Doping – Winning at any Cost” – Screening

18:00, Sat 23 Jul

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

“SPORTS DOPING – Winning at any Cost?”, a BBC HORIZON programme will be screened and this will be followed by a Q&A with Director & Producer Dr. Penny Palmer.

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

This event is part of the Festival of Curiosity.

festivalofcuriosity.ie/bbc-horizon-special-screening-sports-doping-winning-cost/

Flaneur by Dublin – PhotoIreland Festival 2016

19:00 – 21:00, Sat 23 Jul

Smithfield Plaza, Dublin 7

Flaneur By Dublin brings the works of two contemporary photographers to Smithfield Plaza. Their photos are displayed in a series of large cubes, dispersed over a metal pathway installed in Smithfield Square. These large cubes become lightboxes at dusk, creating a unique display and extending the enjoyment of this open-air gallery until 21:00.

The two selected artists for Fla?neur By Dublin are Esther Teichmann (Germany) and Rik Moran (UK). They were for a residency in Ireland earlier this year, engaging with the urban and rural landscape and producing the present body of work.

Flaneur By Dublin is part of a larger project called Flâneur – New Urban Narratives. This is a new, European Union funded, 2 year long project, transforming photographers into fla?neurs and requesting them to apply a new approach to their work within the urban territory. The project involves an international network of some 20 organisations from 11 different countries, and it will be presented in the 13 partner cities.

The art installation will be on show from 02-24 July

www.facebook.com/events/125672507858325/

Saturday Night Live – The Wine Cave

20:00 – 22:30, Sat 23 Jul

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

This is a weekly Saturday night live music event event downstairs in the Wine Cave of KC Peaches Cafe. Food will be served until 21:30 and wine, minerals & music will be available until later. Admission is free and a donation into a hat at the end of the evening is appreciated.

www.facebook.com/KCPeachesWineCave

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Sat 23 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/specials/

Let Loose Band – Gig

22:00, Sat 23 Jul

The Grange, 1 Deansgrange Road, Deansgrange, Co. Dublin

The great Party Band “Let Loose” will play a gig in Deans Grange.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1595059394124844/

One Horse Pony – Gig

22:00, Sat 23 Jul

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Acoustic Blues Band “One Horse Pony” from Cork are playing a gig in Whelan’s.

Admission is free.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/live-from-the-window-w-one-horse-pony-3/

The Ratzingers – Gig

22:30, Sat 23 Jul

Mint Bar, Westin Hotel, 35-39 Westmoreland Street, Dublin 2

The best party/wedding/cover band “The Ratzingers” are playing a gig in the Mint Bar in the basement of the Westin Hotel.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1729326037332256/

The Trouble Boys – Thin Lizzy Tribute Gig

23:55, Sat 23 Jul

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

“The Trouble Boys” are a Thin Lizzy Trbute Band and they will be in the Mezz for a gig.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1750711465214041/

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Car Boot Sales – Ballymun

08:00 – 13:00, Sun 24 Jul

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

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

Admission for buyers is free.

www.facebook.com/irishcarboot

Belgard Weekend Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 24 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

Festival of Curiosity

10:00, Sun 24 Jul

Dublin (various locations)

The hugely popular Festival of Curiosity will be back from 21-24 July. It is a (family) festival that celebrates science, arts, design and technology and I already included for the last two weeks it in the “Upcoming Events” section of the Dublin Event Guide, because tickets for free events go like hot cakes!

The festival runs from Thursday until Sunday and a lot of free events that needed tickets are booked out, but there are still some tickets available and there are also drop-in events. Also: Many non-free events are very low priced (EUR 2 or EUR 4), so you should definitely check out the full programme to see if you find anything that appeals to you.

I will list in this Dublin Event Guide some of the free events that are not booked out yet (at the time of writing this!), but as I said, check the full programme!!! ;-)

The two main “walk-in” events on Saturday and Sunday are
+ Curiosity Garden & Picnic at the Wood Quay Amphitheatre (12:00-17:30) with Science Shows and outdoor play.
+ Finding Dory Family Treasure Hunt from the Wood Quay Amphitheatre to many locations across the city.

Some of the free continual events on every day during thefestival are:
+ Continuous Drift – Sound installation in Meeting House Square in Temple Bar
+ Urban Escape – Pop-up experience across four rooms with different experiences exploring how the brain, the body and the mind reacts to a series of immersive rooms, environments, activities, colours and sounds. (12:00-18:00 in Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, Age: 12+)
+ Earthlings in Outer Space – A short history of non-human astronauts (An online streamed audio documentary that will be available for the four days of the festival via the link here.)
+ Memory of Place – An interactive story map of Dublin via a downloadable app.

www.festivalofcuriosity.ie/programme/

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 24 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

Malahide Festival

10:00 – 22:00, Sun 24 Jul

Malahide (various)

The Malahide Festival is taking place on Saturday and Sunday and it looks as if Malahide will be VERY busy this weekend with lots of great events. The venues/sites will be The Green, New Street, The Stage and the Beach.

The main programme will be on the Green and you can find a list of Sunday activities below.
On the Beach a Fun Fair will be open from 11:00-22:00.
On the Stage, bands will perform from 19:00-22:00 with the following line-up: Emma & James, Niall & Brother, The Mutts, Red Head, Loose Change
On New Street, there will be Kids Basketball, Giant Games, RNLI, Pet Store and Street Races (17:00).

The programme on the Green is:

10:00 Tai Chi by Ross Cousins
10:00-17:00 Adventure Bounce and Food Stalls from local restaurants
11:00-16:00 Face Painting, Stilt Walkers, Carnival Games, Balloon Modeling
14:00 Magic Show and Punch & Judy / Soccer Demonstration by Malahide United
15:00 Magic Show and Punch & Judy / Historical Walk of the Village (meet at Gathering Point)
16:00 Magic Show and Punch & Judy

And there will also be an Art Exhibition on the Mall and a Horticultural Show in St. Andrew’s Hall

You can download the full festival programme here.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/malahide.chamber

Marlay Park Market

10:00 – 16:00, Sun 24 Jul

Marlay Park, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16

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

www.dlrcoco.ie/markets

Merrion Square Open Air Gallery

10:00 – 18:30, Sun 24 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/

Drumcondra Village Market

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 24 Jul

Arts and Business Campus, 40 Drumcondra Road Lower

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

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/DrumcondraVillageMarket

Dun Laoghaire Market

11:00 – 16:00, Sun 24 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/

Palestrina Choir

11:00, Sun 24 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

People’s Art Exhibition

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 24 Jul

St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2

Six times will the “People’s Art 2016″ exhibition take place this year. It is an art exhibition by individual artists on the rails/fence of St. Stephen’s Green. You can admire or buy all sort of paintings there.

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

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

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

www.peoplesart.ie/

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Sun 24 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 24 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 Air Display

12:00 – 20:00, Sun 24 Jul

Seafront, Bray, Co. Wicklow

The Bray Air Display will take place this weekend and for the first time it has been extended to two days (Sat + Sun).

There will be 27 jets and 46 aircraft in the air (distributed over the two days) and on the ground you will find food, a craft village, live music and family fun. I wasn’t able to find the end time for the air show, but the markets seem to end at 20:00.

Two of the most famous Aerobatic Display teams will be showing their skills: The Red Arrows and the Italian Frecce Tricolori and the Breitling Wingwalkers will be another highlight. The full air show line-up is here brayairdisplay.com/in-the-air-3/

On the ground expect huge congestion and it is strongly recommended that you arrive using public transport. Parking is VERY limited and there will be lots of traffic restrictions.

Admission is free.

www.brayairdisplay.com/

Guided Walks – Botanic Gardens

12:00 – 15:30, Sun 24 Jul

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

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

Admission is free.

www.botanicgardens.ie/educ/info.htm

Puppet Playtime & Puppet Show – Farmleigh House

12:00 – 17:00, Sun 24 Jul

Farmleigh House, Castleknock end of Phoenix Park, Dublin 15

Puppet Playtime for kids willl let kids perform their own puppet show in the Motorhouse of Farmleigh Estate. The time slots are

12:00-12:40 / 14:00-14:40 / 16:00-16:40

And at 13:00 and 15:00, there will be a Puppet Show with Julie Rose McCormick in the Old Kitchen.

All events are free with admission on first come, first served basis.

www.farmleigh.ie/media/Final%20summer%20programme%2016%20.pdf

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

SEEING – Science Gallery Exhibition

12:00 – 18:00, Sun 24 Jul

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

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

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

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

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

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

dublin.sciencegallery.com/seeing/

Big Water Slide in Dublin City

12:30 – 18:00, Sun 24 Jul

Wine Tavern Street, Dublin 8

A 80m long water slide will be on Wine Tavern Street on Saturday and Sunday, just outside of Dublinia and next to Christ Church Cathedral.

The sponsors are 98FM and HB Ice Cream and 98FM gave all the tickets to their listeners, so if you go there you will not be able to use the slide unless you already won a wristband. But you can watch others sliding down.

Definitely not as exciting as being on it yourself, I know, but it appears that some people were prepared to sell their first born just to get a wristband. It’s just a waterslide, people! ;-)

P.S. If you read somewhere that the water slide is 260ft long, then be reminded that “feet” were replaced by metres in the 1970s!!!! :-D The slide is nearly 80m long!

www.facebook.com/events/1757371931199907/

Christ Church Cathedral Market

12:30 – 18:00, Sun 24 Jul

Christ Church Cathedral, Christchurch Place, Dublin 8

There will be a market at Christ Church Cathedral on Saturday and Sunday organised by Christ Church Cathedral, but it seems they forgot to spread the word.

I only found out by coincidence because our friends from www.paperbear.ie will sell their great pop-up cards there and they luckily mentioned the market on their Facebook Page.

The 98FM Water slide is at Wine Tavern Street, next to Christ Church, so that is probably the reason for this impromptu market. I would expect a mix of food stalls and craft stalls there.

It runs on Saturday from 10:00-18:00 and on Sunday from 12:30-18:00. Admission is free.

Dublin International Piano Festival – Concert

13:00, Sun 24 Jul

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

The Dublin International Piano Festival is taking place from 23-31 July. Most concerts are not free, but the Hugh Lane Gallery is hosting 6 concerts during the festival that are free. They start (apart from the last one) at 13:00:

+ Sat 23 July FREDERIC RZEWSKI – Hope & Remembrance
+ Sun 24 July ARCHIE CHEN – Poetic Nobility – Chopin’s Late Works
+ Wed 27 July LANCE COBURN – From Russia with Liebe
+ Fri 29 July JEAN MULLER – Enchanting Elegance
+ Sat 30 July ETHAN USLAN – Red Hot Piano From Ragtime to Swing
+ Sun 31 July STUDENT GALA CONCERT – Alumni Alight (12:00)

Admission is free and donations are welcome.

www.hughlane.ie/lectures/lectures-past/1556-dublin-international-piano-festival

Fibber Magee Alternative Craft Market

13:00 – 19:00, Sun 24 Jul

Fibber Magee’s, Parnell Street, Dublin 1

An Alternative Craft Market is taking place in Fibber Magee’s. “Alternative” in this case means “out there”, “edgy”, “zany” and certainly different than what a “normal” Craft Market would sell. If you would call yourself “Alternative”, check it out! :-)

And if you still don’t know, look at the Facebook Page below and you will see some of the products on sale at this market. That will help!

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1618845698426257/

Arbour Hill Cemetery Tour

14:00, Sun 24 Jul

Arbour Hill Cemetery, Arbour Hill, Dublin 7

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

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

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

Dublin Sketchers – Sunday Meet-up

14:00, Sun 24 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/

Hugh Lane Gallery – Guided Tour

14:00, Sun 24 Jul

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

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

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

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

Intercultural Tour in Japanese – Chester Beatty Library

14:00, Sun 24 Jul

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

An Intercultural Tour in Japanese Language with Community Ambassador Hiromi Anzai will take place.

Admission is free. Meeting point is in the atrium of the Library.

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

Music in the Bandstand – Farmleigh House

14:00 – 16:00, Sun 24 Jul

Farmleigh House, Castleknock end of Phoenix Park, Dublin 15

“Definitely Diamond”, the Neil Diamond Experience, will play a gig in the Bandstand of Farmleigh Estate.

Admission is free.

www.farmleigh.ie/media/Final%20summer%20programme%2016%20.pdf

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

Stella Bass Jazz Trio

14:00 – 16:00, Sun 24 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

Museum Tour – National Print Museum

15:00 – 16:30, Sun 24 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

Route 66 – Gig

18:00, Sun 24 Jul

Seafront, Bray, Co. Wicklow

Route 66 will play a gig on the bandstand in Bray. The Bray Air Display was happening before the gig, so there will be LOTS of people in Bray, Be prepared for a lot of congestion and use public transport.

www.bray.ie/2016/07/06/bray-summer-sounds/

The New Breadwinners – Bluegrass Gig

18:00, Sun 24 Jul

Leeson Lounge, 148 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4

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

Admission is free, donations are appreciated.

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

Wiley Fox Trad Session

18:00 – 20:00, Sun 24 Jul

Wiley Fox, 28 Eden Quay, Dublin 1

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

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/thewileyfox

Dixieland Jazzmen – Gig

18:30 – 20:30, Sun 24 Jul

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

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

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

Flaneur by Dublin – PhotoIreland Festival 2016

19:00 – 21:00, Sun 24 Jul

Smithfield Plaza, Dublin 7

Flaneur By Dublin brings the works of two contemporary photographers to Smithfield Plaza. Their photos are displayed in a series of large cubes, dispersed over a metal pathway installed in Smithfield Square. These large cubes become lightboxes at dusk, creating a unique display and extending the enjoyment of this open-air gallery until 21:00.

The two selected artists for Fla?neur By Dublin are Esther Teichmann (Germany) and Rik Moran (UK). They were for a residency in Ireland earlier this year, engaging with the urban and rural landscape and producing the present body of work.

Flaneur By Dublin is part of a larger project called Flâneur – New Urban Narratives. This is a new, European Union funded, 2 year long project, transforming photographers into fla?neurs and requesting them to apply a new approach to their work within the urban territory. The project involves an international network of some 20 organisations from 11 different countries, and it will be presented in the 13 partner cities.

The art installation will be on show from 02-24 July

www.facebook.com/events/125672507858325/

Jawbone – Acoustic Folk & Blues Night

19:00 – 21:00, Sun 24 Jul

Arthur’s Pub, 28 Thomas Street, Dublin 8

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

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

www.facebook.com/ArthursPub

Scott Maher – Gig

20:00, Sun 24 Jul

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

Scott Maher is playing a gig in the Harbour Bar. The description is “Singer/Songwriter, Blues” whatever exactly that means. ;-)

Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/scott-maher-event2

Apollo Sessions

20:30, Sun 24 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

The Dublin City Rounders – Gig

20:30 – 22:30, Sun 24 Jul

Madigan’s, 25 North Earl Street, Dublin 1

The Dublin City Rounders will play their Americana, blues, ragtime and western swing in Madigan’s on Sunday.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/dublincityrounders

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 00:00, Sun 24 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 Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. Every week different comedians entertain and on top of that there is some free ice cream. The line-up can be found via the Comedy Crunch Facebook Page (see link below).

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

Rhythm Rocker

21:00, Sun 24 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 with live music (Rockabilly) and DJs. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/rhythmrocker

Billy Treacy & The Ha’Penny Heads

21:30, Sun 24 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 24 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

The Jive Cats – Gig

22:00, Sun 24 Jul

Mercantile, 28 Dame Street, Dublin 2

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

Admission is free.

dublinsessions.ie/the-mercantile-hotel/

The Dublin Blues Cartel – Gig

22:30, Sun 24 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-31/

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‘Choose Your Own Tracks’ – Photo Trail

11:00 – 13:00, Mon 25 Jul

Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

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

Meeting point is the Meeting House Square.

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

Family Workshop – National Gallery

11:00 – 12:00, Mon 25 Jul

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

A free Family drop-in workshop will take place on most days of the coming weekend and week for children aged 4-10. Find all the details on the website below.

The themes are
Saturday: Costume
Monday: Icons
Tuesday: -cancelled-
Wednesday: Impressionism
Thursday: Renaissance
Friday: Cubism

www.nationalgallery.ie/en/whatson/Families/Summer/Workshop-25July.aspx

Maritime Museum – Guided Tour

11:00 – 12:00, Mon 25 Jul

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

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

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

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

www.mariner.ie/

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Mon 25 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

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Mon 25 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/

Low priced books with free delivery!

13:00, Mon 25 Jul

Dublin (various locations)

Free Delivery on all Books at the Book Depository

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

www.bookdepository.com?a_aid=dubevg

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The Art of Jack B Yeats – Talk

13:00 – 13:30, Mon 25 Jul

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

“The Art of Jack B Yeats” is one of the free lectures in July & August taking a closer look at different aspects of the National Gallery of Ireland’s collection.

Admission is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/en/whatson/Talks/Yeats_25July.aspx

Introduction to 3D printing

18:00 – 20:00, Mon 25 Jul

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

This is a regular workshop in the LexIcon Library that will give a basic introduction to 3D printing and will get you started with your first 3D printed object.

Admission is free, but booking is required via the Eventbrite site below.

www.eventbrite.ie/e/introduction-to-3d-printing-tickets-26303473397?ref=devg

Song Cycle

20:00, Mon 25 Jul

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

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

www.whelanslive.com

The Circle Sessions – Open Mic

20:00 – 23:30, Mon 25 Jul

The International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

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

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

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/thecirclesessions/

The Comedy Shed

20:30, Mon 25 Jul

Woolshed Bar & Grill, Parnell Street, Dublin 1

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

Admission is free.

www.woolshedbaa.com/dublin/

Hot House Big Band – Gig

20:45, Mon 25 Jul

Bad Bob’s, 35 Essex Street East, Dublin 2

The Hot House Big Band is a 17-piece Swing Orchestra with some of the best jazz and brass musicians in Ireland.

The are performing every last Monday of every month in Bad Bob’s and admission is free.

www.facebook.com/bigbandhothouse/

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 23:00, Mon 25 Jul

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

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

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

Jazz Jam Session – Grand Social

21:00, Mon 25 Jul

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

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

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

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

Trad Sessions

21:00 – 23:30, Mon 25 Jul

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

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

dublinsessions.ie/mother-reillys/

Donal Kirk & Jimmy Smyth – Gig

21:30, Mon 25 Jul

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

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

Admission is free.

www.jjsmyths.com/gigs/mondays/1022-donal-kirk-and-jimmy-smyth20.html?month=7&year=2016

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“My Favourites” – Dublin City Walking Tour

11:00 – 13:00, Tue 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 runs on Tuesday and Saturday. It is an alternative Arts and Culture Trail and she will bring you to “Dublin’s Best Cafes, Bars, Markets, Unusual Stores, Galleries, Theatres, Arts Spaces, and more! And hear some tales you’ve never heard before!”

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

www.dublincitywalkingtours.com/

Music Workshop – St. Patrick’s Cathedral

11:00 – 12:30, Tue 26 Jul

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

Music has played a vital role in the life and work of Saint Patrick’s Cathedral for centuries. Come and take part in this musical workshop where participants will learn to sing music performed in medieval times, as well as learning something of what it takes to work as a team of bell ringers using chime bars and beaters.

The workshop is suitable for children aged 7-12 and children must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the workshop. There is a workshop at 11:00-12:30 and again at 14:30-16:00.

Admission is free, but a contribution for materials of EUR 5 is normally raised. But I have great news for you: if you use the Discount Code “eventguide” (without the “”) when you buy your tickets, the EUR 5 will be waived!! A special gift from St. Patrick’s Cathedral for all Dublin Event Guide readers.

www.stpatrickscathedral.ie/event/family-workshop-music-at-saint-patricks-cathedral/

www.stpatrickscathedral.ie/family-workshops-in-july-and-august/

Zen Walk

11:00, Tue 26 Jul

North Wall Quay, Dublin 1

Feel calm & relaxed and discover new technics to release stress in your daily life. A Zen Walk will help you to get the positive effects. The walk will last about 20-30 minutes and is suitable for everyone who simply wants to find calmness, relaxation and harmony in their busy lives.

The walks take place in a variety of locations in Dublin and Dun Laoghaire and at different times. Check the website below for details about the walk and then check the dates and times and register here: www.xiufengshui.com/en/events/zen-walk/dates-and-registration

xiufengshui.com/en/events/zen-walk/about

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Tue 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

Under the Sea – Workshop for kids

12:00 – 13:00, Tue 26 Jul

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

Under the Sea is a multi-sensory workshop for children aged 2-3. It will use sound, movement and visual art to explore the world under the sea without getting wet. Parents are expected to participate in this workshop, engage with their child and hopefully get plenty of ideas to try out at home with their children.

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

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-culture-and-amenities-dublin-city-public-libraries-and-archive-events/summer-13

Mná – 25 years of searching – lessons & leads – Talk

13:00, Tue 26 Jul

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

The lunchtime talk “Mná – 25 years of searching – lessons & leads” with Sinead McCool will take place on Tuesday.

The talk is part of the NLI’s series Genealogy at Lunchtime.

Admission is free and no booking required.

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

The BFG – Read-a-long and Dream Trumpeting

14:00 – 15:00, Tue 26 Jul

Coolock Public Library, Barryscourt Road, Coolock, Dublin 17

Come to Coolock Library for The Big Friendly Giant (BFG) Read-a-long and Dream Trumpeting. And to get into the spirit of the read-a-long, ask a member of staff for a set of Big Ears….they might be able to assist.

Admission is free and booking is not required.

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-culture-and-amenities-dublin-city-public-libraries-and-archive-events/summer-10

Introduction to Archaeology – Children Workshop

15:00, Tue 26 Jul

Raheny Library, Howth Road, Dublin 5

At the children’s workshop “Introduction to Archaeology”, learn to investigate and explore the past through creative and practical activities, including a mini-dig. These fun and educational workshops are free and are hosted by The School of Irish Archaeology in various libraries in July and August.

The remaining schedule is below:

Tue 26 July – 11:00 – Raheny Library
Tue 26 July – 15:00 – Donaghmede Library
Wed 03 August – 11:00 – Central Library
Wed 03 August – 14:30 – Cabra Library
Thu 04 August – 11:00 – Rathmines Library
Thu 04 August – 15:00 – Dolphin’s Barn Library

Booking is essential as places are limited. To book, contact the library that rund the event you are interested and a link to their contact details is provided on the website below.

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

Introduction to Archaeology – Children Workshop

15:00, Tue 26 Jul

Donaghmede Library, Donaghmede Shopping Centre, Donaghmede Rd, Dublin 13

At the children’s workshop “Introduction to Archaeology”, learn to investigate and explore the past through creative and practical activities, including a mini-dig. These fun and educational workshops are free and are hosted by The School of Irish Archaeology in various libraries in July and August.

The remaining schedule is below:

Tue 26 July – 11:00 – Raheny Library
Tue 26 July – 15:00 – Donaghmede Library
Wed 03 August – 11:00 – Central Library
Wed 03 August – 14:30 – Cabra Library
Thu 04 August – 11:00 – Rathmines Library
Thu 04 August – 15:00 – Dolphin’s Barn Library

Booking is essential as places are limited. To book, contact the library that rund the event you are interested and a link to their contact details is provided on the website below.

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

Terns are back – Bird Watch

17:00 – 20:00, Tue 26 Jul

Coliemore Harbour, Dalkey, Co. Dublin

The Terns (birds!) have returned to the Dalkey islands for another season and the new Tern Warden will be running a ‘Dalkey Tern Watch’ to watch the terns and all the wildlife we can see from the pier. The event will run throughout the summer every Tuesday evening from 17:00-20:00 at Coliemore Harbour. You can drop in at ay time.

Admission is free.

events.dlrcoco.ie/event/terns-are-back

Table Top Tuesdays – Board Game Night

18:30, Tue 26 Jul

Black Sheep, 61 Capel Street, Dublin 1

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

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1695079290743330/

First Skeeze – Experimental Poetry

19:00 – 20:30, Tue 26 Jul

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

First Skeeze is the first in a three part experimental poetry series at Studio 6, Temple Bar Gallery + Studios.

Performances will be by Billy Dante, David Hynes, Róisín Power Hackett, Daniel Wade

The organsiers describe:
Skeeze, is a word used by James Joyce in Ulysses, meaning ‘to ogle’. Skeeze is the starting point for this experimental poetry series, drawing attention to the voy eurism of the audience’s gaze. Rather than focusing on the performers, Skeeze will turn the gaze towards the audience. The poetry at Skeeze will be both experimental and leaning towards the traditional. Poetry that crosses the boundary into live art and theatre. Poetry that uses visual as well as aural elements. Cut-up poetry or comic poetry that actively engages with the audience will be performed. Skeeze aims to challenge the audiences preconceived idea about what poetry can be.

Admission is free,

www.facebook.com/events/1619225425055373/

The Dublin Language Exchange – Meetup

19:00, Tue 26 Jul

Czech Inn, Essex Gate, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

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

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

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

Dublin Bluegrass Collective – Gig

20:00, Tue 26 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

King Kong Club – Band Competition

20:00, Tue 26 Jul

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

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

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

Check the Facebook Page below for the line-up. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/TheKingKongClubDublin

Ukulele Tuesday – Jam&Gig

20:00 – 22:00, Tue 26 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

Anocht – Gig Night

20:30, Tue 26 Jul

Arthur’s Pub, 28 Thomas Street, Dublin 8

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

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

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/AnochtatArthurs/

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 23:00, Tue 26 Jul

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

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

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

The Dublin City Rounders – Gig

21:00 – 23:00, Tue 26 Jul

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

The Dublin City Rounders will play their Americana, blues, ragtime and western swing in the Gypsy Rose on Tuesday.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/dublincityrounders

The Lounge Quintet – Jazz Gig

21:00, Tue 26 Jul

Leeson Lounge, 148 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4

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

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

International Bar Jazz Night

21:30, Tue 26 Jul

The International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

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

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

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

www.international-bar.com/jazz/

Woolshed Pub Quiz

21:30, Tue 26 Jul

Woolshed Bar & Grill, Parnell Street, Dublin 1

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

Admission is free. Max team size is 6 people.

www.woolshedbaa.com

Wednesday 27 Jul

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Sunlight – Workshop for babies

10:30 – 11:15, Wed 27 Jul

Pembroke Library, Anglesea Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

This workshop for babies and toddlers (4 months-14 months) focuses on exploring colour, shape and texture. Artist Helen Barry developed these early years workshop with the support of Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Coucil. Using age appropriate materials and fabrics to play, touch and feel, you can enjoy the process of creating together with your child. Parents are expected to participate fully.

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

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-culture-and-amenities-dublin-city-public-libraries-and-archive-events/summer-12

Budding Botanists – Flower pressing – Children’s Workshop

11:00, Wed 27 Jul

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

At this workshop, kids will get great tips onhow to become a plant collector. They will first go on an expedition through the Gardens identifying and collecting suitable plants for pressing before constructing their own flower press and starting a dried plant collection.

Admission is free, but booking is required via 01-8040319.

www.botanicgardens.ie/news/events.htm

Creative Den Drawing Session – Rua Red

11:00, Wed 27 Jul

Rua Red, South Dublin Arts Centre, Tallaght, D24

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

ruared.ie/

Family Workshop – National Gallery

11:00 – 12:00, Wed 27 Jul

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

A free Family drop-in workshop will take place on most days of the coming weekend and week for children aged 4-10. Find all the details on the website below.

The themes are
Saturday: Costume
Monday: Icons
Tuesday: -cancelled-
Wednesday: Impressionism
Thursday: Renaissance
Friday: Cubism

www.nationalgallery.ie/en/whatson/Families/Summer/Workshop-27July.aspx

Gate Lodges Walking Tour – Phoenix Park

11:00, Wed 27 Jul

Phoenix Park Visitor Centre, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

A walking tour featuring the history of the Gate Lodges will take place on Wednesday.

Admission is free.

www.phoenixpark.ie/newsevents/title,36583,en.html

Vroom Town – Storytime

11:00, Wed 27 Jul

Coolock Public Library, Barryscourt Road, Coolock, Dublin 17

The author of the Vroom-Town series of books Emer Conlon will come to a number of libraries on July. Kids from 3-7 are invited to this fun and interactive storytelling session and meet the characters from the Vroom-Town series. Listen to the adventures of Sparkle, Bullydozer and Screech.

Admission is free, but booking is required. The relevant phone numbers are listed below.

The remianing schedule is:
Wed 27 July – 11:00 in Coolock Library 01-8477781
Wed 27 July – 14:30 in Marino Library 01-8336297

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-culture-and-amenities-dublin-city-public-libraries-and-archive-events/summer-3

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Wed 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

Under the Sea – Workshop for kids

12:00 – 13:00, Wed 27 Jul

Pembroke Library, Anglesea Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

Under the Sea is a multi-sensory workshop for children aged 2-3. It will use sound, movement and visual art to explore the world under the sea without getting wet. Parents are expected to participate in this workshop, engage with their child and hopefully get plenty of ideas to try out at home with their children.

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

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-culture-and-amenities-dublin-city-public-libraries-and-archive-events/summer-13

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Wed 27 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 – Concert

13:00, Wed 27 Jul

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

The Dublin International Piano Festival is taking place from 23-31 July. Most concerts are not free, but the Hugh Lane Gallery is hosting 6 concerts during the festival that are free. They start (apart from the last one) at 13:00:

+ Sat 23 July FREDERIC RZEWSKI – Hope & Remembrance
+ Sun 24 July ARCHIE CHEN – Poetic Nobility – Chopin’s Late Works
+ Wed 27 July LANCE COBURN – From Russia with Liebe
+ Fri 29 July JEAN MULLER – Enchanting Elegance
+ Sat 30 July ETHAN USLAN – Red Hot Piano From Ragtime to Swing
+ Sun 31 July STUDENT GALA CONCERT – Alumni Alight (12:00)

Admission is free and donations are welcome.

www.hughlane.ie/lectures/lectures-past/1556-dublin-international-piano-festival

Support the Dublin Event Guide – Buy your books here!

13:00, Wed 27 Jul

Dublin (various locations)

Free Delivery on all Books at the Book Depository

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

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

www.bookdepository.com?a_aid=dubevg

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

After ’16 Short Film Series – Screening

14:00, Wed 27 Jul

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

The Irish Film Board present their collection of “After ’16″ short films. After ’16 is commemorating and celebrating the centenary of the Easter Rising in 1916.

The nine short films that make up the collection are a creative response by Irish filmmakers to the 1916 events. The stories told are a mixture of live action drama, animation and documentary.

The screening will take place on Wednesday and admission is free.

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

Vroom Town – Storytime

14:30, Wed 27 Jul

Marino Library, Marino Mart, Dublin 3

The author of the Vroom-Town series of books Emer Conlon will come to a number of libraries on July. Kids from 3-7 are invited to this fun and interactive storytelling session and meet the characters from the Vroom-Town series. Listen to the adventures of Sparkle, Bullydozer and Screech.

Admission is free, but booking is required. The relevant phone numbers are listed below.

The remianing schedule is:
Wed 27 July – 11:00 in Coolock Library 01-8477781
Wed 27 July – 14:30 in Marino Library 01-8336297

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-culture-and-amenities-dublin-city-public-libraries-and-archive-events/summer-3

Drop-in Drawing Session – National Gallery

15:00 – 15:45, Wed 27 Jul

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday in July and August a free drop-in drawing class will take place. On Wednesday the theme is “Capturing Movement”.

These workshops are for adults and teens and all materials will be provided. Places are limited to 25 participants on a first come first served basis.

www.nationalgallery.ie/en/whatson/Drawing_Courses/Drop-in_LifeDrawing/Drawing_July27.aspx

Temple Bar “Night” Market

15:00 – 20:00, Wed 27 Jul

Temple Bar Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

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

You can buy Arts & Crafts at this market.

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

templebarnightmarket.com/

Havana International Language Exchange

16:30 – 19:30, Wed 27 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

GAZE Back – 2015 Short Films Screening

18:00 – 19:45, Wed 27 Jul

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

GAZE 2016 is the international LGBT Film Festival in Dublin this year and at this event a look back to the 2015 festival will bring you a screening of Irish made short films for GAZE from 2015.

After the screening a short discussion with film-makers Kara Holmes and Eoin Maher will inform you about their process of creating a film.

Find out more information and the list of short films at the website below. Admission is free, but booking is required via the same website.

dublin.sciencegallery.com/events/2016/07/gazeback2015shorts

Go Further Sessions – Human Resources

18:00 – 20:00, Wed 27 Jul

National College of Ireland, IFSC, Mayor Street, Dublin 1

The “Go Further Sessions” at the National College of Irelan are a series of free events to help you in your career.

The topic on Wednesday will be Human Resources and industry speakers will talk about the future of HR.

Admission is free but booking is requried via the website below.

Speakers are

+ Louisa Meehan – Woodview HRM
+ Valarie Daunt – Partner, Human Capital Management at Deloitte
+ Cathal Divilly – Managing Director, Great Place to Work
+ Deirdre Cronnelly – The Performance Coach; Career and Wellbeing, Afresh

www.ncirl.ie/Events/eventid/191

Shakespeare at Irish Monuments – The Casino

18:00, Wed 27 Jul

The Casino, Malahide Road, Marino, Dublin 3

Do you remember “Shakespeare in the Park”? The great team at Fortune’s Fool Production originally started in Ranelagh Gardens, then they moved to Iveagh Gardens and this year all their work has been recognised and they are going on a nationwide tour to Irish Monument, but luckily they still spend a good bit of time with us.

The play is “Measure for Measure”, a lesser known play by Shakespeare. Details about the play are here.

The performances in Dublin are
+ 27 July – 18:00: Casino in Marino
+ 4, 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 August – 19:00: Dublin Castle
+ 6, 7, 13, 14 August – 15:00: Dublin Castle

Admission is free and no booking is required. Chairs are not provided, so bring a blanket or similar. There will be no roof, but despite that, the play will go ahead in light rain, but could be cancelled in heavy rain.

Check the Facebook Page below for any updates.

www.facebook.com/SummerShakespeareIrishMonuments

Temple Bar – A History – Book Launch

18:30, Wed 27 Jul

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

“Temple Bar – A History” is a new book by Maurice Curtis. It will be launched in the Gutter Bookshop on Wednesday.

Admission is free.

gutterbookshop.com/events.html

Human Rights in Mexico – LASC Talks

19:00, Wed 27 Jul

Comhlamh, 12 Parliament Street, Dublin 2

“Human Rights in Mexico: disappearances, teachers strikes and the work of SIPAZ” is the topic of the next Wednesday Talks by the Latin American Solidarity Centre. Admission is free.

“The recent deaths of activists in Oaxaca involved in the teachers’ strike have once again placed Mexico in the spotlight on the question of human rights abuses, and there seems to be no end to the spiralling number of the disappeared.
Liam Bradshaw, from SIPAZ, International Service for Peace, will give an update on the latest events and talk about the work of this organisation.”

lasc.ie/content/lascweds-talk-human-rights-mexico-disappearances-teachers-strikes-and-work-sipaz

Brand New Switcheroo – Roots Gig

20:00, Wed 27 Jul

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

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

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

Anseo Comedy Club

20:30, Wed 27 Jul

Anseo, 18 Camden Street Lower, Dublin 2

The Anseo Comedy Club takes place every Wednesday in Anseo (upstairs).

Admission is free, donations are welcome.

www.facebook.com/StandUpComedyClub

The Song Room (open mic)

20:30, Wed 27 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/Gig

20:30, Wed 27 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

Bad Boy Jake

21:00, Wed 27 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

Los Paradiso – Gig

21:00, Wed 27 Jul

Leeson Lounge, 148 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4

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

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

Mick Pyro Trio – Gig

21:00, Wed 27 Jul

Mercantile, 28 Dame Street, Dublin 2

The Mick Pyro Trio will play a Blues / Funk gig.

Admission is free.

dublinsessions.ie/the-mercantile-hotel/

Trad Session

21:30, Wed 27 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).

The Harleys – Gig

23:55, Wed 27 Jul

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

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

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/mezzdublin

Thursday 28 Jul

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Zen Walk

10:30, Thu 28 Jul

West Pier, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

Feel calm & relaxed and discover new technics to release stress in your daily life. A Zen Walk will help you to get the positive effects. The walk will last about 20-30 minutes and is suitable for everyone who simply wants to find calmness, relaxation and harmony in their busy lives.

The walks take place in a variety of locations in Dublin and Dun Laoghaire and at different times. Check the website below for details about the walk and then check the dates and times and register here: www.xiufengshui.com/en/events/zen-walk/dates-and-registration

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Dreambox Craft – Workshops for kids

11:00, Thu 28 Jul

Walkinstown Library, Percy French Road, Walkinstown, Dublin 12

Based on classic stories such as Alice in Wonderland and The Wizard of Oz, learn to make and decorate Mad Hatter cards, Wonky Clocks and Wizard of Oz picture frames. This workshop is suitable for imaginative children between 8 and 12 years of age.

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

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

Family Workshop – National Gallery

11:00 – 12:00, Thu 28 Jul

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

A free Family drop-in workshop will take place on most days of the coming weekend and week for children aged 4-10. Find all the details on the website below.

The themes are
Saturday: Costume
Monday: Icons
Tuesday: -cancelled-
Wednesday: Impressionism
Thursday: Renaissance
Friday: Cubism

www.nationalgallery.ie/en/whatson/Families/Summer/Workshop-28July.aspx

Grangegorman Military Cemetery – Tour

11:00, Thu 28 Jul

Grangegorman Cemetery, Blackhorse Avenue, Dublin 7

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

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

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Thu 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

The Green Door Market

12:00 – 19:00, Thu 28 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

Relatively Speaking – Guided Gallery Walking Tour

13:00, Thu 28 Jul

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

Relatively Speaking is a guided walking tour that takes place across three contemporary art galleries in Dublin: Project Arts Centre, the Gallery of Photography and Temple Bar Gallery + Studios.

The tours introduce the current exhibitions in these galleries to all participants and it will take approximately 60 minutes in total with 15-20 minute tours in each of the galleries.

Beginning at Project Arts Centre, you will be introduced to Brian Duggan’s installation Ryou-Un Maru. At the Gallery of Photography you will see the exhibition Thirteen Works by Pieter Hugo. And at the last stop, in Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, you will be guided through the group exhibition My Brilliant Friend, curated by Rayne Booth, featuring artists Michelle Browne, Avril Corroon, Ella de Búrca, Lisamarie Johnson and Laugh a Defiance.

Admission is free and meeting point is the Project Arts Centre. Booking is required via projectartscentre.ticketsolve.com/#/shows/873547279

www.templebargallery.com/events/

The lonely sea and sky – Talk

13:00, Thu 28 Jul

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

Another lunchtime talk in the NLI’s Genealogy at Lunchtime series:

“The lonely sea and sky” with Dermot Bolger.

Admission is free.

Only problem is that nobody has a clue what to expect from a title like that. A short description of the content of the talk would help hugely.

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

Wood Quay Summer Sessions – Trad

13:00, Thu 28 Jul

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

The Wood Quay Summer Sessions are back, a series of four lunchtime gigs/concerts in the Amphitheatre at Wood Quay. This year, the four weeks will bring four different musical styles.

At the last Wood Quay Sessions for 2016 this Thursday, the line-up will be
+ Laoise O’Brien (recorder) & Michael O’Toole (guitar)
+ Michelle O’Brien (fiddle), Eamonn De Barra (flute), Jesse Smith (fiddle)

It seems that this is the Trad music week, although Laoise O’Brien and Michael O’Toole also seem to play classical music.

It probably would have helped if Dublin City Events had identified the musical styles represented every week, instead of just the names of the performers.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/WoodQuaySummerSessions

World Dance Music – Guitar Recital

13:00, Thu 28 Jul

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

Classical Guitarists Luke Tobin and Gerard Boyle will perform world dance music for guitars.

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

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

The Islamic Architecture of Iran – Talk

13:10, Thu 28 Jul

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

The lunchtime lecture “The Triumph of Colour: the Islamic Architecture of Iran” with Dr Bernard O’Kane, Professor of Islamic Art and Architecture. The American University in Cairo will take place.

Admission is free.

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

Summer Sun Discs – Drop-In Activity

14:00 – 16:00, Thu 28 Jul

National Museum, Kildare Street (Archaeology), Dublin 2

In Early Bronze Age Ireland, people made beautiful gold discs to look like the sun. Come to the Learning Resource Room to find out more about these precious objects and make your own shining sun disc. Suitable for ages 7+.

Admission is free.

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=3028

Treasures, Trails and Tales – Children’s Workshops

14:00 – 15:30, Thu 28 Jul

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

This is an event for chidren in the series of stories and fairytales, library trails, drawing and words with author Debbie Thomas.

The event on Thursday is called “Once upon a wonder …….with Debbie Thomas”.

Stories are magical. We read them, watch them, live and dream them. In this fun workshop children’s author Debbie Thomas will bring children into the wonderful world of stories.

Admission is free, but booking is required via learning@nli.ie or (01) 603 0259.

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

Kilkenny Shop Whiskey Tasting

17:00 – 20:00, Thu 28 Jul

Kilkenny Shop, Nassau Street, Dublin 2

You are invited to come to a Whiskey Tasting evening in the Kilkenny Shop on 07, 14, 21 or 28 July, where you will experience the finest Single Pot Still Irish Whiskeys from Redbreast to Green Spot, Powers and Midleton.

There will be a complimentary tastings and hors d’oeuvres in association with Pernod Ricard and Waterford Crystal (10% off Waterford Crystal Connoisseur range on the evening)

Admission is free, but space is limited (first come first served).

www.kilkennyshop.com

Little Museum of Dublin – Free Admission Thursday

18:00 – 20:00, Thu 28 Jul

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

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

Visit the museum and find out lots more about Dublin.

www.littlemuseum.ie/

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

19:00 – 21:00, Thu 28 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 myfavouritesdublincitywalktour@gmail.com or 085-2725095

www.dublincitywalkingtours.com/

New to Dublin? Dublin Expats Meeting

19:00, Thu 28 Jul

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday Night Board Gaming

19:00, Thu 28 Jul

Robert Read Bar, 19 Store Street, Dublin 1

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

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

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/IGAGamesNights/

The Lee Mehan Band – Gig

20:00, Thu 28 Jul

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

The Lee Mehan Band will play a Blues gig in the Harbour Bar.

Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/the-lee-meehan-band-event

Birdthistle / Jenny Kilbride – Gig

20:30, Thu 28 Jul

Smallchanges Wholefoods Store, 40 Drumcondra Road Lower, Drumcondra, Dublin 9

A gig with headliners Birdthistle (Folk) and support from singer/songwriter Jenny Kilbride will take place in the Smallchanges Wholefoods Store.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/smallchangesshop/

Singer Songwriter Night – Mother Reilly’s

21:00, Thu 28 Jul

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

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

www.facebook.com/motherreillysADMIN

Brady’s Fun Pub Quiz

21:30, Thu 28 Jul

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

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

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

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

Cabin Sessions – Dundrum – Gig

21:30, Thu 28 Jul

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

The Cabin Crew (Spats Davenport (guitar), Cathy McEvoy (fiddle), Christian Volkmann (harmonica), Dave Hardy (sax), Richard Hawkins (banjo)) will be back in Dundrum with special guests Paddy Kiernan (banjo), Mick McNally (accordion/Cajun), David Burke (contemporary), Tom Horan (country).

Admission is free.

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

International Bar Jazz Night

21:30, Thu 28 Jul

The International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

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

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

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

www.international-bar.com/jazz/

Left, Right & Centre – Blues+Soul

21:30, Thu 28 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.

Admission is free.

www.frankryans.com

McLoughlin’s Trad Night

21:30, Thu 28 Jul

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

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

www.mcloughlinsbar.ie

McNeills Trad Music Pub Sessions

21:30, Thu 28 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

Woolshed Karaoke

21:30, Thu 28 Jul

Woolshed Bar & Grill, Parnell Street, Dublin 1

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

www.woolshedbaa.com/dublin/

Friday 29 Jul

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Zen Walk

08:00, Fri 29 Jul

Blackrock Park, Rock Road, Blackrock, Co. Dublin

Feel calm & relaxed and discover new technics to release stress in your daily life. A Zen Walk will help you to get the positive effects. The walk will last about 20-30 minutes and is suitable for everyone who simply wants to find calmness, relaxation and harmony in their busy lives.

The walks take place in a variety of locations in Dublin and Dun Laoghaire and at different times. Check the website below for details about the walk and then check the dates and times and register here: www.xiufengshui.com/en/events/zen-walk/dates-and-registration

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Family Workshop – National Gallery

11:00 – 12:00, Fri 29 Jul

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

A free Family drop-in workshop will take place on most days of the coming weekend and week for children aged 4-10. Find all the details on the website below.

The themes are
Saturday: Costume
Monday: Icons
Tuesday: -cancelled-
Wednesday: Impressionism
Thursday: Renaissance
Friday: Cubism

www.nationalgallery.ie/en/whatson/Families/Summer/Workshop-29July.aspx

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Fri 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

The Green Door Market

12:00 – 19:00, Fri 29 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

Dublin International Piano Festival – Concert

13:00, Fri 29 Jul

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

The Dublin International Piano Festival is taking place from 23-31 July. Most concerts are not free, but the Hugh Lane Gallery is hosting 6 concerts during the festival that are free. They start (apart from the last one) at 13:00:

+ Sat 23 July FREDERIC RZEWSKI – Hope & Remembrance
+ Sun 24 July ARCHIE CHEN – Poetic Nobility – Chopin’s Late Works
+ Wed 27 July LANCE COBURN – From Russia with Liebe
+ Fri 29 July JEAN MULLER – Enchanting Elegance
+ Sat 30 July ETHAN USLAN – Red Hot Piano From Ragtime to Swing
+ Sun 31 July STUDENT GALA CONCERT – Alumni Alight (12:00)

Admission is free and donations are welcome.

www.hughlane.ie/lectures/lectures-past/1556-dublin-international-piano-festival

Just a few more hours to the weekend! – Ad

13:00, Fri 29 Jul

Various locations in Dublin and Dun Laoghaire

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

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

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

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

Summer Music at Sandford 2016

13:10 – 14:00, Fri 29 Jul

Sandford Parish Church, Ranelagh, Dublin 6

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

The next one is with Luke Tobin and Gerard Boyle (Guitar Duet).

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

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

Drop-in Drawing Session – National Gallery

15:00 – 15:45, Fri 29 Jul

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday in July and August a free drop-in drawing class will take place.On Friday the theme is “Drawing in black and white”.

These workshops are for adults and teens and all materials will be provided. Places are limited to 25 participants on a first come first served basis.

www.nationalgallery.ie/en/whatson/Drawing_Courses/Drop-in_LifeDrawing/Drawing_July29.aspx

Can Bacteria in your gut affect your brain and behaviour? – Talk

17:45 – 19:00, Fri 29 Jul

Convention Centre, Spencer Dock, North Wall Quay Dublin 1

John F Cryan, a neuropharmacologist and microbiome expert will talk about

“More than a gut feeling – Can bacteria in your gut affect your brain and behaviour?”

Admission is free. Doors open at 17:15.

The event is organised by the Physiological Society annd is part of a big Physiology event in the Convention Centre. I am assures that this lecture is free and available to the public. Registration doesn’t seem to be necessary, but if you want to be absolutely certain, contact events@physoc.org

www.physiology2016.org/scientific-programme/prize-and-keynote-lectures/john-cryan

Howth Jazz & Blues Festival

19:00, Fri 29 Jul

Howth (various locations)

Howth and Hop House 13 (a Guinness company) are bringing us the Howth Jazz & Blues Festival on the August Bank Holiday weekend from Friday 29 July until Sunday 31 July.

13 locations in Dublin 13 are taking part and there will be 17 gigs all together.

The festival alreay starts on Friday and the line-up for Friday is:

1900 – 2100 Hugh Buckley Trio @ The House
2000 – 2100 Edel Meade Trio @ East
2200 – 2330 Nigel Mooney’s Organ Failure @ Waterside
2300 – 0030 Zaska @ Findlater

While it is not explicitly stated, it seems that admission is free.

All other gigs for Saturday and Sunday will be included in next week’s Dublin Event Guide.

www.facebook.com/events/188614231536768/

Cornucopia – Live Music

19:30 – 21:30, Fri 29 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

Those Responsible – Gig

20:00, Fri 29 Jul

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

“Those Responsible” will play a Blues gig in the Harbour Bar.

Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/those-responsible-event1

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Fri 29 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/specials/

Psychotic Reaction presents… – Gig Night

21:00, Fri 29 Jul

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

Psychotic Reaction Presents… is a Gig Night in the Mezz and the line-up is

Exploding Eyes, Segrasso, Vulpynes, The Trash Blues

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/706386072832079/

Ska ‘n’ Reggae with The Bionic Rats

21:00 – 02:30, Fri 29 Jul

Turks Head, 27 Parliament St, Dublin 2

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

www.facebook.com/TURKSHEADDUBLIN

Million Days – Gig

21:30, Fri 29 Jul

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

Blues & Rock band Million Days will play a gig.

Admission is free.

dublinsessions.ie/the-patriots-inn/

Events Coming Up

Unleash The Power Within Workshop – Tony Robbins Training

30 July – 10:00-13:00 or 15:00-18:00

Clarion Hotel, (near Liffey Valley Shopping Centre), Clondalkin, Dublin 22

Motivational speaker, self-help author and personal finance instructor Tony Robbins runs a huge event once a year, called Unleash the Power Within (UPW) in London, that is attended by more than 6000 people every time. It is a four day event and it will – without a doubt – have a long lasting impact on every participant.

At a Unleash the Power Within Workshop in Dublin, you will learn
+ How to break through the fears that hold you back
+ How to create momentum in your life to make difficult things become effortless
+ How to install the habits that create maximum energy, optimum health and peak vitality
+ How to implement a fail-safe system to ensure you follow through your long-term goals
+ How to harness the key strategies of wealth creation, regardless of economic conditions

One of Tony’s trainers will be in Dublin to tell you more about UPW and to teach you some great concepts to improve your life. This 3-hour UPW Preview is another workshop event and it will take place on Saturday 30 July either from 10:00-13:00 or from 15:00-18:00 in the Clarion Hotel near the Liffey Valley Shopping Centre. Admission is free, but you have to register here to attend.

At the Pendulum event in Dublin in January thousands of people paid more than EUR 700 for a one day event to see Tony Robbins. Learn his key concepts at this workshop event for free!

Dublin Mountains Partnership – Guided Walks

23+24 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 duration and the details can be found on the Dublin Mountain Partnership website: www.dublinmountains.ie/news/upcoming_events/?no_cache=1

In July there are only 2 walks/hikes advertised via the Dublin Mountain partnership website: on 23+24 July, but there is good news below.

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

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

Not free, but interesting nevertheless:

Dublin International Piano Festival 23-31 July

Dublin Horse Show 20-24 July

Vodafone Comedy Festival 28-31 July

Gaze International LGBT Film Festival 2016 28 July – 01 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 and I am VERY serious about that!

Event Marketing the odd way!

Some weeks ago I saw on Social Media that a sizeable event that is happening this weekend had seemingly some event for media to tell them about the event. I didn’t know any details because no details were shared with me. So I contacted the marketing person to suggest to keep the Dublin Event Guide informed as well.

At first I got a mail telling me that they would happily do that the next time they inform the media, but then the next day I got a phone call from the marketing person in which he firstly “interrogated” me about the relative importance of the Dublin Event Guide for his event and after declaring that he will only invite real journalists (he measures that through membership in the Journalist Union NUJ) he wanted to start an argument about who would qualify to be informed and who wouldn’t.

This is just silly!! Every organiser can invite or not invite whoever they want to whatever informational event they run or not. But if there are people offering to spread the word about your event, it is just nonsensical to try to start an argument about their importance or not.

When I tried to say that him and after repeated interruptions, he said in a huff that he would send on any press releases but that he would not provide any other information. WTF!? Is he trying trying to market an event or not? Needless to say that no Press Release was ever sent to me.

That is Event Marketing the odd way!! ;-)

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–Joerg

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