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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. For more than 11 years it was a weekly e-mail magazine that listed, described and recommended 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 were included. After 600 editions, the Dublin Event Guide was semi-retired and now continues in a new format.

The Dublin Event Guide is a non commercial initiative and is published by Joerg Steegmueller, it has more than 24,000 readers. Instead of a weekly e-mail, there is now an e-mail only when significant events happen and you can subscribe for free on the right here -->>

This site contains the newest edition below and is updated as soon as it is completed (check the date!). But even if there is no new edition here, you probably find some event information on the Dublin Event Guide Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/DublinEventGuide!

The newest Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) below was posted on 01 May 2021:


Dublin Event Guide 705: Last Dublin Event Guide …with mainly online events? – Cork Choral Festival, Markets, Bealtaine Festival

Dublin Event Guide (for free events)

Last Dublin Event Guide …with mainly online events?

Cork Choral Festival, Markets, Bealtaine Festival

Hi all!

Woohoooo! HUGE news this week!!! After virtually no movement at all in the last four months, now things are seemingly moving super fast in the next few weeks.

In short, on 10 May we are allowed to travel everywhere in Ireland again, museums and galleries will re-open, hairdressers will re-open,

click and collect services in shops will be back. On 17 May all shops will open again. On 02 June pubs and restaurants will be allowed to serve food and drink outdoors and In July or August we might even be able to travel internationally again.

This is a SUPER fast return to normality and it is all based on the expectation that the vaccinations will happen as planned and that they will provide at least the medium-term protection that is currently expected.

So with museums, galleries and cultural events being back from 10 May and with pubs being back open outdoors about 4 weeks later, this means that we will really really soon have cultural events in REAL life again!! Can you believe it!? That’s sooo good news!

I can’t wait until the majority of events in this “Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events)” are REAL Life events again. :-) Stay with me here and you will see it happening soooooon!

It is finally time to celebrate and to be optimistic about our “normal” lives to return and you can start making plans again.

And as I mentioned last week, you do not have to wait until 10 May for some of the outdoor markets to return! Some are back already. The reporting about re-openings is a little sketchy still and therefore I might miss some, but with your help (please let me know if you know of any markets being open if I forgot to list them) we will soon have a comprehensive list again.

With real life events within our grasp, help me to help you to find out about all interesting free events here in the Dublin Event Guide week after week! If you like knowing about all free events, you NEED the Dublin Event Guide! ;-)

And to ensure that it all can continue and that the bills will be paid, the Dublin Event Guide needs your donations! If the bills are not paid, there can’t be a Dublin Event Guide. Any amount will help, but if you are looking for a recommendation, then I suggest a donation of 12 Euro per year. That’s just one Euro per month and you get FOUR Dublin Event Guides for that. Where else can you get so much value for so little money?

Use the Dublin Event Guide Donation Page here. It is really easy to use and uses Stripe’s trustworthy payment processing. In case it doesn’t work for you, the “old” links are still below for another little while. And maybe you can even sign up for a yearly subscription!? Yearly subscriptions will give some important financial stability and reliability to the Dublin Event Guide and would be great to have! (Look for the RED subscription buttons at the bottom of the Donation Page.)

If the new page above doesn’t work, please donate here via www.paypal.me/DublinEventGuide or for Revolut users among you just use @joergbrb

And you can even buy one or two or even three virtual coffees (or Hot Chocolates!) for the Dublin Event Guide on the “Buy Me a Coffee” page here www.buymeacoffee.com/DublinEventG


There is also another way to help and it is even free: If you come to www.DublinEventGuide.com and check out some of the ads and click on the ones that you find interesting, that also helps with a few cent! ?

Thank you!!

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We are delighted to announce that EPIC will be reopening its doors to the public on Monday 10 May! To celebrate, you can enjoy 25% off with an early bird ticket by booking online using our promo code: REOPEN.
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Free events in Dublin this weekend…

Saturday 01 May

+ Bealtine Festival which celebrates the arts and creativity as we age (Age: 50-100) with LOTS of events every day throughout May. bealtaine.ie/events_2021/
+ A Glimpse of Kilkenny Castle – Kilkenny Castle – Bealtaine Festival – from 09:00 All Day Online www.facebook.com/events/1414477905597634
+ Honest2Goodness Market – Food & Farmers’ Market – 09:30-15:00 – 136a Slaney Close, Dublin Industrial Estate, Glasnevin, Dublin 11 www.facebook.com/GlasnevinMarket/

+ Bushy Park Market – Food & Farmers’ Market 10:00-16:00 Bushy Park, Terenure, Dublin 6W www.facebook.com/bushyparkmarket
+ Red Stables Market – Food & Farmers’ Market 10:00-16:00 Red Stables, St. Anne’s Park, Raheny, Dublin 5 www.facebook.com/RedStablesMarket

+ Evolution – Storytime & Family Workshop – Theatre of Science, UK 10:00-10:45 Online www.facebook.com/events/140469601379052/
+ Equality, diversity and inclusivity in choral music and for singing groups in Ireland – Discussion – Cork International Choral Festival and Sing Ireland 11:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/1199835140432152

+ Temple Bar Food Market 11:00-16:00 Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2 www.templebarmarkets.com/foodmarket
+ Blackrock Market (Food Traders only) 11:00-17:30 Main Street, Blackrock, Co. Dublin www.facebook.com/BlackrockMarket/
+ Brave! Big Sing A Cappella – Workshop – Cork Choral Festival 13:00-14:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/481554746608955 (Booking required)

+ Organ Recital: Holst, excerpts from ‘The Planets’ – Cork Choral Festival 15:00-15:40 Online www.facebook.com/events/466204211259074
+ Yoga for Peace  – Live Webinar with Isha Online 16:00-17:00 Online www.ishayoga.eu/index.php/live-webinars/
++ Dark History of Dublin – Spine-chilling virtual tour – Hear tales of killings, grave robbings and a strangler with no legs – Alternative Dublin City 17:00-18:00 Online www.eventbrite.ie/e/152926622645 (Booking required – Donations appreciated)
+ Choral Trail Day 4 – Cork International Choral Festival 18:00-18:30 Online www.facebook.com/events/889304225260258
+ Mixed Voices International A Cappella Video Competition – Cork International Choral Festival 17:00-18:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/513815582956204
+ Emergence – Performance – NOISE Moves Youth Dance Festival 19:00 Online www.eventbrite.ie/e/emergence-tickets-150886653041
+ Pre-Concert Talk – Mark Duley and Resurgam – Cork Choral Festival 19:15 Online www.facebook.com/events/288061706274954
++ Paint the Poolbeg Towers – Online Art Party with music and surprises – Alternative Dublin City 20:00 Online www.eventbrite.ie/e/152927282619 (Booking required – Donations appreciated)
+ Joe & Nic live on Irishgigs – Gig 20:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/443224200084860/
+ Always in the Human Consciousness: Memory and the War of Independence – Burning of the Custom House on 25 May 1921 – Talk 20:00-23:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/1112898595859151
+ Battle of Antrim 1798 – History Presentation and Discussion – Trasna na Tire 20:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/151794243432754/
+ Aoife & Lenny Acoustic Saturday – Vintage Vibes Band 20:30 Online www.facebook.com/events/145181260841056/
+ Karlos (McDermott) from The Receipts – Karlos Karlo-oke Night – Gig – Blue Light Pub 21:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/1351012211936451/
+ Introduction to SKY Breath Meditation Workshop – Art of Living Foundation 21:00-22:00 Online www.eventbrite.com/e/58096834195 (Booking required)

Sunday 02 May

+ Bealtine Festival which celebrates the arts and creativity as we age (Age: 50-100) with LOTS of events every day throughout May. bealtaine.ie/events_2021/
+ Evolution – Storytime & Family Workshop – Theatre of Science, UK 10:00-10:45 Online www.facebook.com/events/173481697880522/
+ Vocal Health Workshop with Eimear McCarthy Luddy – Cork Choral Festival 11:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/443462103420309
+ Herbert Park Market – Food & Farmers’ Market 11:00-16:00 Herbert Park, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4 www.facebook.com/Herbert-Park-Market-405930226496273
+ Blackrock Market (Food Traders only) 11:00-17:30 Main Street, Blackrock, Co. Dublin www.facebook.com/BlackrockMarket/
+ Sunday@Noon Concert: An Tara with Matthew Noone – Sarode, Tommy Hayes- Bohrán – Hugh Lane Gallery 12:00-13:00 Online www.hughlane.ie/forthcoming-sunday-concerts/3196-sundaysnoon-online-an-tara-matthew-noone-and-tommy-hayes
+ Chamber Choir Ireland – Ensemble Seminar with Bernie Sherlock – Cork Choral Festival 13:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/284687279883810/

++ Paint St. Stephen’s Green – Paint Class on Zoom – Alternative Dublin City 17:00 Online www.eventbrite.ie/e/152927011809 (Booking required – Donations appreciated)
+ Awards Ceremony – Cork International Choral Festival 17:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/270873548068150
+ Choral Trail Day 5 – Cork International Choral Festival 18:00-18:30 Online www.facebook.com/events/316901429865964
+ Natural History in the Making: A Taste of Nature Cook-Along – Online Cooking Class – Natural History Museum, London 18:30 Online www.facebook.com/events/376356813545719/
+ Pre-Concert Talk with ONAIR – Cork Choral Festival 19:15 Online www.facebook.com/events/370797364215229
+ Gardiner Street Gospel Choir – Online Mass 19:30-20:30 Online www.facebook.com/events/504191530712245
+ ChamberFest Dublin Closing Concert “Re: Form” – Ensemble Interforma – Royal Irish Academy of Music 19:30-20:30 Online www.eventbrite.ie/e/149110047165
+ Blind Date Jazz Episode 7: Cora Venus Lunny + Jenna Harris – Improvised Music Company 20:00-20:30 Online www.facebook.com/events/301406314924893
+ 2021 Virtual Festival Club – Cork International Choral Festival 21:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/305379614501210

What’s on and free next week….

Monday 03 May

 Monday is Bank Holiday and it is surprisingly an event-free day! :-O I searched everywhere and could not find a single event for that day. Bank Holidays are often not the busiest days, but in normal times there is always still SOMETHING to do. Not this time!

The current weather forecast is for heavy rain, so it might be another (of oh so many) Netflix days. Enjoy the day off anyway!

Tuesday 04 May

+ Bealtine Festival which celebrates the arts and creativity as we age (Age: 50-100) with LOTS of events every day throughout May. bealtaine.ie/events_2021/
+ Rainbow Phil – Daily Lockdown Live Show 10:00-10:45 Online www.facebook.com/RainbowMusicPhil/
+ Networks of Solidarity: Between Our Minds … to strengthen transnational networks of solidarity – Conversation – Just City Collective 10:00-11:30 Online www.create-ireland.ie/activity/networks-of-solidarity-between-our-minds/
+ How to navigate the online world with Createschool- Apple Devices – dlr Libraries 11:00-12:00 Online www.eventbrite.ie/e/151934059863 (Booking required)
+ Ciorcal Comhrá/Conversational Irish with Ed Hick – dlr Libraries 11:00-12:00 Online www.eventbrite.ie/e/151782687103 (Booking required)
+ Laughter Yoga for All Ages – Five Lamps Arts Festival 14:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/753163512018258
+ Visible Mending Workshop Series (Darning: basic technique and decorative darning) with Pauline Gallagher for Bealtaine – dlr Libraries 14:00-16:00 Online www.eventbrite.ie/e/152475958697 (Booking required)
+ 14 Henrietta Street – Making a Museum – Talk about the Exhibition 17:30 Online cultureclubdublin.ticketsolve.com/shows/873620391 (Booking required)
+ Yoga for Success – Webinar with Isha Online 18:00-19:00 Online www.ishayoga.eu/index.php/live-webinars/
+ Celebrity culture up to and in the pandemic – Lecture – Royal Irish Academy 19:00-20:30 Online www.facebook.com/events/352959886152983
+ Restorative Yoga with Sally Dunne YTI – dlr Libraries 19:00-20:00 Online www.eventbrite.ie/e/151522149829 (Booking required)

Wednesday 05 May

+ Bealtine Festival which celebrates the arts and creativity as we age (Age: 50-100) with LOTS of events every day throughout May. bealtaine.ie/events_2021/
+ Rainbow Phil – Daily Lockdown Live Show 10:00-10:45 Online www.facebook.com/RainbowMusicPhil/
+ Stories and Superstitions of Bealtaine with Helena Byrne – dlr Libraries 11:00-12:00 Online www.eventbrite.ie/e/151635121731 (Booking required)
+ The surprising benefits of journaling for productivity, goal-setting and de-stressing – Webinar – LEO Dublin City Women in Business Network 11:00-12:15 Online www.localenterprise.ie/DublinCity/Start-or-Grow-your-Business/Networking/Women-in-Business/Network-Events/The-surprising-benefits-of-journaling-for-productivity-goal-setting-and-de-stressing-5th-May-2021-Webinar.html
+ Potted Histories I: Iris and Wisteria – In Focus Tour – Chester Beatty Library 11:00 Online chesterbeatty.ie/whats-on/potted-histories-i-iris-and-wisteria/
+ Coffee Conversation: Albert Power, RHA – Talk – Hugh Lane Gallery 11:00 Online www.hughlane.ie/lectures/forthcoming-lectures/3172-coffee-conversation-albert-power-rha
+ Poet and Translator Mícheál Ó hAodha in Conversation – Trinity Centre for Literary and Cultural Translation 13:00-14:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/433422811098462
+ VTS Sculpture Club – Discussions – Hugh Lane Gallery 13:00 Online www.hughlane.ie/lectures/forthcoming-lectures/3161-sculpture-club-5-may
+ DCC Culture Club Online Talk: Chinese Snuff Bottles – Miniature Masterpieces – History Talk and Exhibition Tour – Chester Beatty Library 17:30 Online chesterbeatty.ie/whats-on/live-dcc-culture-club-chinese-snuff-bottles/ (Booking required)
+ Cyber Security Seminar Series with Professor Kevin Curran – Talk – TU Dublin 18:00 Online www.tudublin.ie/explore/events/all-events/cyber-security-seminar-series-with-professor-kevin-curran.php
+ Ciorcal Comhrá/Conversational Irish with Ed Hick – dlr Libraries 19:00-20:00 Online www.eventbrite.ie/e/151782687103 (Booking required)
+ Ireland’s Generation X – Conversation with writer Caitriona Lally – Museum of Literature (Moli) 19:00 Online moli.ie/whats-on/events/ (Registration required)
+ MayDay Workers Solidarity in International Supply Chains – Discussion – Comhlamh 19:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/758580644801591
+ “Admirals for a Day”:Take-over of the Kildare Street Club by the anti-Treaty Republicans in May 1922 – Reading and History Conversation – National Library 19:30 Online www.nli.ie/en/list/current-events.aspx (Booking required)
+ The Battle of the Boyne – History Lecture – Trasna na Tire 20:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/232271445306048/
+ Séamus Ennis at Two Degrees of Separation: An evening with Ronan Browne, Emmett Gill and Fiachra Meek – Evening of celebration, songs, chat & tunes – Seamus Ennis Arts Centre 20:30 Online www.tseac.ie/event/2898-05-05-2021-samus-ennis-at-two-degrees-of-separation

Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events)

Thursday 06 May

+ Bealtine Festival which celebrates the arts and creativity as we age (Age: 50-100) with LOTS of events every day throughout May. bealtaine.ie/events_2021/
+ Rainbow Phil – Daily Lockdown Live Show 10:00-10:45 Online www.facebook.com/RainbowMusicPhil/
+ The Future of Social Media – Talk – Iconic Offices & Green Umbrella Marketing 11:00-11:40 Online iconicoffices.ie/events/the-future-of-social-media/ (Registration required)
+ WWI: Exploring the Irish Experience – Virtual exhibition tour – National Library 11:00 Online www.nli.ie/en/list/current-events.aspx (Registration required)
+ Merrion Square Market – Food & Farmers’ Market 11:30-14:30 Merrion Square, Dublin 2 www.facebook.com/MerrionSquareMarket
+ Monastic tenants, Viking raiders and Hiberno-Norse Towns People – Town and Country: Perspectives from the Irish Historic Towns Atlas – Lecture – Royal Irish Academy 13:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/1589465824776893
+ The future of media: experience, models, practice – Panel Discussion – Royal Irish Academy 14:00 Online www.ria.ie/future-media-experience-models-practice (Booking required)
+ Mindful Chair Yoga with Sally Dunne YTI – dlr Libraries 14:00-15:00 Online www.eventbrite.ie/e/151513253219 (Booking required)
+ Afterschool Cook-Out with Neven Maguire – dlr Libraries 15:30-16:30 Online www.eventbrite.ie/e/151299838891 (Booking required)
+ Signal: Meet the Maker – Interactive demonstration and talk with researcher and musician Martin Clancy – Science Gallery 18:00-19:30 Online www.eventbrite.ie/e/152119955883 (Booking required)
+ Stories and Superstitions of Bealtaine with Helena Byrne – dlr Libraries 19:00-20:00 Online www.eventbrite.ie/e/151636455721 (Booking required)

Friday 07 May

+ Bealtine Festival which celebrates the arts and creativity as we age (Age: 50-100) with LOTS of events every day throughout May. bealtaine.ie/events_2021/
+ First Friday for Startups – Talks, Mentoring, Networking – Dog Patch Labs 09:00-14:00 Online dogpatchlabs.com/first-fridays-for-startups/may-07-2021/
+ Hugh Lane Culture Club – Scenes of Dublin life in the Hugh Lane Gallery’s collection 10:30 Online www.hughlane.ie/lectures/forthcoming-lectures/3162-culture-club-7-may (Booking required)
+ How to navigate the online world with Createschool- Android Devices – dlr Libraries 11:00-12:00 Online www.eventbrite.ie/e/151937925425 (Booking required)
+ Finghin Collins directs Haydn and Mozart – Concert – RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra 19:00 Online orchestras.rte.ie/events/3498/finghin-collins-directs-haydn-and-mozart/?ticketID=1620414000

And there is more…

+++ Cork Choral Festival
The Cork International Choral Festival is taking place at the moment. Because it is in Cork, I didn’t even realise. That it had started on Thursday already. But this weekend on Saturday and Sunday are many more events and most of them are free. The “good” thing about the Covid Times is that we can easily “travel” to festivals that are further away! I will miss some of it when real life events are back. But I don’t think I will miss it enough to prefer being locked in for any longer. ;-)

The list of events “in” Cork is here: pheedloop.com/corkchoral2021/site/schedule/

+++ Bealtaine Festival
Every year in May the Bealtaine Festival takes place. It is organised by Age Action Ireland, which already indicates who it is for: The Bealtaine Festival “celebrates the arts and creativity as we age”. Whatever that exactly means! I remember that Bealtaine was once for Seniors. But who wants to be called Seniors? So then the age range was pushed out a little and it was targeting people from Age 55. This year it is even going from 50-100. But that is a HUGE range and it will make it more and more difficult to target the people that really need something like Bealtaine, the ones that OTHERWISE will experience a sort of Covid Lockdown for the rest of their lives because they have no friends, hobbies and other interaction.
I think the Bealtaine Festival is a great concept  and there are LOTS of free events, but maybe the target group should be tightened a bit more again? bealtaine.ie/events_2021/

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And this is it for another week! Have a good weekend and new week.

Take care,

–Joerg (dublineventguide@gmail.com)

 


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