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Event Guide for FREE Events in Greater Dublin

The "Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events)" is a weekly e-mail newsletter/e-zine that lists, describes and recommends all free cultural events in Dublin City and in the Greater Dublin area. Gigs, Festivals, Talks, Lectures, Exhibitions and much more for all age groups are included.

The e-zine is written in blog-style and published by Joerg Steegmueller, who lives in Dublin for many years and provides this service for free. The Dublin Event Guide has currently more than 20,000 readers and hundreds more join every month. You too can subscribe on the right -->>

This site is updated every Friday afternoon and if you are reading this on a Friday and the newest version of the "Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events)" is not here yet, just come back a little later.

This week's Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) was posted on 20. September 2014:


Dublin Event Guide 379: BlueFire Street Fest, People’s Art, Climate Change Picnic, Nepal Day, Oktoberfest

DEG Dublin Event Guide (for free events)

No. 379 | 19 September 2014

Subscribers: 22,430

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Hi all!

Did you venture out for Culture Night? An early strong shower might have held some people back, but later on the masses were out and it was a great night again. Meeting House Square was packed, queues were super long outside the Little Museum of Dublin and 5 times longer outside the Freemason’s House. Dublin Castle offered a self-guided walk-through tour with no delays and that worked brilliantly.

All in all it was another super Culture Night, one of the best events in the cultural calendars year after year. If you weren’t able to go to it, make sure you go next year! :-)

And other really good news in a completely different quarter: We reached the epic number of 50,000 Likes on Facebook. That is sooo cool! Thanks for all your support!

This support and help is needed and MUCH appreciated and here are my weekly appeals:

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

And finally – I can’t say it often enough: Please help spreading the word about the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events). Your friends can easily subscribe at www.dublineventguide.com and they will get a weekly e-mail magazine with all the free events in Dublin if they subscribe. They don’t have to pay a cent for that and their e-mail address is completely safe with me! More than 22,000 people receive the Dublin Event Guide every week and we are more than 50,000 people at the Dublin Event Guide Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/DublinEventGuide Check it out and click on LIKE when you are there.

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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!

This week the Feel Good Slot is a video clip of Jennifer Bricker and the theme is “Never say CAN’T”. Have a look at that amazing story and how Jennifer Bricker used this simple rule given by her parents to achieve amazing things despite her serious limitations:

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Take it with you into next week and pinch yourself everytime you say “can’t”!

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

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Joergs Picks

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

This week one of the highlights is the People’s Art Exhibition. Stroll along the rails at St. Stephen’s Green and enjoy the art.

A promising event is on Smithfield Plaza: The BlueFire Street Festival offers so many things that you just have to give it a go to see how good it is.

At George’s Dock the Oktoberfest is just getting going. Enjoy it, but come early, it is soo popular that queues to get on the platform in the dock start early.

On Sunday you could go to Sculptures in Context. I was there last week and it was great. But you need some ok-ish weather to enjoy it fully. Ohh and don’t forget to go into the green houses, the best sculpture pieces are in there.

Nepal Day takes place in Farmleigh House on Sunday and there is also a Food Market out there. If that is too far for you or if Nepal is not your biggest interest, then go to a great event In St. Stephen’s Green where a Climate Change Picnic takes place.

And before I let you go to have super weekend, I have to mention a great event that takes place on next Friday afternoon/evening: It is a Culture Night-like event with a focus on research. It’s called “Discover Research Dublin”. Check it out! And also look into the Dublin History Festival if you are interested in History.

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Competitions

Damnation – Scare Attraction

Wed 01 October – 02 November – 18:00-23:00 (Last admission)
RDS (Ring Hall), Ballsbridge, Dublin 4 (access via Merrion Road gate)

Experience the terror of Samuel Page’s Nightmare at “Damnation”, Dublin’s first interactive scare attraction, the number one stop for horror fans and thrill-seekers which will feature a series of carefully designed rooms, aimed at pushing visitors to their limits.

Legend has it, Page was a blacksmith at the RDS in the 1800s and also a famed occultist who disappeared under tragic circumstances after his dark secrets were exposed to the people of Dublin. Now the underworld Page created, will now be revisited.

Visitors will explore all elements of the occult, from voodoo to the supernatural and beyond, as they journey through a labyrinth of terrifying rooms, each replicating every unnerving stage of Samuel’s demented mind.

Have a look at the trailer: www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGwMQrIas5Y

Tickets are available from www.ticketmaster.ie/promo/cusycj?brand=ie_damn from the box office at the RDS or from any Ticketmaster outlet. Prices are EUR 17 for Early Bird tickets and EUR 19 for Standard Tickets. Priority (or RIP) tickets are available for EUR 24. To ensure admission, you have to arrive before 20:30.

For the opening night on 01 October, the organiser has made a pairs of tickets available and if you want to win that pair, you have to send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with DAMNATION in the subject and with your name and mobile phone number in the body of the mail. Your mail has to be with me by 13:00 on Monday 29 Sept. The tickets are priority tickets (RIP tickets!) for 01 October in the time slot 20:30-21:30.

www.damnation.ie/

Morrissey & Marshall – Gig – Ticket Competition

Fri 26 September
The Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

London-based duo Morrissey & Marshall, who both are from Dublin, will bring their sounds from folk to indie with a sprinkling of blues and pop to the Workman’s Club on 26 September. Dubliner Eoin Glackin will be their special guest.

It’s been a busy year for the duo who released their debut album, “And So It Began” in March this year and completed an Irish and UK tour.

Tickets for the gig in The Workman’s Club are EUR 12.50 and can be bought on ticketmaster.ie

Find out more details about the duo here and on their own website here www.morrisseyandmarshall.com/

Morrissey & Marshall have made a pair of tickets available for a competition in the Dublin Event Guide (For Free Events) and to enter the competition, you just have to send an e-mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with the subject MORRISSEY and with your full name and mobile phone number in the body of the mail. Your mail has to be with me by 14:00 on Mon 22 Sept.

Release your voice – Singing Course

29 Sept-17 Nov
The Lantern Centre, 15 Synge Street, Dublin 8

“Release your voice” is a series of Group Singing Classes with Professional Singer and Vocal Coach Joan Shields.

Every Monday from 28 Sept until 17 Nov (excl. bank holiday) from 19:30-21:00 you will discover new and exciting possibilities for your voice, in a fun environment.

This 7 week course is available for a fee of EUR 80 and you can book by e-mail to freeyourvoice@outlook.com or by phone 086 3844527.

Whether you are someone who has always been curious to give singing a try or a more experienced singer who is looking to polish their vocals and learn some new repertoire, this is the course for you. – Covering the basics of good vocal technique, the classes will show you how to get the most out of your voice and introduce you to songs of different styles ranging from Jazz to Pop to Folk to Classical and more. You will also have the opportunity to enjoy exploring your vocal creativity through improvisation.

Joan Shields is a qualified professional singer and teacher (Masters in Music Performance) with many years’ experience, teaching and performing internationally.

Find out more about the course here www.facebook.com/events/604481073002032

Joan made one place on her course available for a Dublin Event Guide reader and if you want to be the lucky one
you will have to send an e-mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with the subject JOANSHIELDS and with your full name and mobile phone number in the body of the mail. Your mail has to be with me by 14:00 on Wed 24 Sept.
You don’t have to, but you can tell me why you would like to win the course. The selection is random, but it is nice to get more than just a name and a phone number in a competition entry.

Fingal Film Festival

Fri 26 – Sun 28 Sept
Movies@Swords

The Fingal Film Festival will take place next week and over the weekend from Friday to Sunday there will be lots of Film Screenings and Workshops. There will be Irish and International Films and the workshops are about film related topics like Animation or Sound & Vision. The full schedule is available on the website fingalfilmfest.com/ and all film fans should definitely check it out.

The Fingal Film Fest has made a pair of tickets for any screening during the festival (only excludes Opening night screening and the workshops) and if you want to win that pair of ticket, check out what film you want to see and then send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with FINGALFILM in the subject of the mail and with your name and mobile phone number in the body of the mail, Please also tell me which film you want to see. Your entry has to be with my by 14:00 on Monday 22 Sept.

Aidan Killian’s Jesus Versus Buddha – Comedy – Ticket Competition

Wed 01 October – 20:00
Sugar Club, Leeson Street, Dublin 2

‘Jesus Versus Buddha’ is the title of Aidan Killian’s successful comedy show, which he will perform in the Sugar Club.

This is a 50-minute comedy show described as “raw and stimulating” and “has probably more ideas and philosophy crammed into it than 100 other shows put together. It’s brimming, chaotic, digressive and smart.” – Chortle. Aidan has investigated the lives of Jesus and Buddha, compares their essence and brings their words into today’s world. The show is described as “empowering, spiritual and hilarious” and it attracted teenagers to pensioners; Anarchists to church-goers who laughed throughout the sold out gigs at ‘The Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2014.’

At the show in the Sugar Club he will also have a secret special guest. It will be an Irish star of Comedy who was involved with Father Ted and The Savage.

Tickets are EUR 12.50 and you can buy them from Ticketmaster www.ticketmaster.ie/Aidan-Killian-tickets/artist/2036115

For the gig on 01 October, Aidan has made two pairs of tickets available and if you want to win a pair, you have to send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with AIDAN in the subject and with your name and mobile phone number in the body of the mail. Your mail has to be with me by 13:00 on Monday 29 Sept.

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

If you want to reach more than 20,000 people with a product promotion or an event promotion for a non-free event, contact me on dublineventguide@gmail.com and we can discuss the options. In most cases there are no charges to you (apart from making some tickets or some of your products available for free).

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

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

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European Football Championship EURO 2020 in Dublin

Wouldn’t it be cool if there was a full stop or exclamation mark after that sentence!? And this meant that all games would take place in Dublin. Well, that’s a bit much to ask for, but there is great news, because four Euro 2020 games will take place in the Lansdowne Road Stadium (Aviva). Three of them are group games and one of them is a Round of 16 game.

The semi-final and the final will be in Wembley Stadium in London and all the other games will be spread out all over Europe. Sounds like a serious logistical challenge and the reason for this all-European approach is that 2020 is the 60th anniversary of the competition.

The full list of locations is here: www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2014/0919/644935-dublin-to-host-four-euro-2020-games/

Do you have News about Dublin? Send them over! ;-)

Every week I try to include some news about Dublin here. During the week I take note of anything I come across, but some week’s I am too busy with other things or forget or can’t find anything. If you have any news about things happening in Dublin, send them to dublineventguide@gmail.com and I will happily mention you if I use the news you send me. Thanks!

Dublin Dashboard launched

The Dublin Dashboard, a new website that presents a mountain of statistical and real-time measured data about Dublin in one place, has been launched. It is difficult to describe the website because there is soo much information on it. The idea is to have ONE place to find all these details that before were either distributed across many sites or not even accessible at all. Transport, housing, planning, environment, emergency services and health are covered and there is more to come.

If you like to be in the know and if numbers, stats and real-time stuff is your thing, you will be in heaven. ;-)

Have a look at www.dublindashboard.ie/

Opportunities

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

Exhibitions

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

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

Sculpture in Context

Thurs 04 Sept – Fri 17 Oct

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Avenue, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

Sculpture in Context is a brilliant exhibition in the Botanic Gardens and it is Ireland’s largest outdoor sculpture exhibition.

Every year a panel of selectors chooses sculptures from established and from upcoming artists and they will then be expertly placed in the garden setting of the Botanic Gardens and it makes a visit to the Botanic Gardens even more interesting then at other times.

Admission is free and I strongly recommend Sculpture in Context!

www.botanicgardens.ie/news/events.htm

Tarot – Jennifer Kid

19 Sept – 09 Oct (Tue-Fri: 10:30-17:00, Sat: 11:00-16:00)

Talbot Gallery & Studios, 51 Talbot Street, Dublin 1

Opening on Culture Night, Tarot will consist of five optical illusion, site specific, performative stop-motion video installations. The exhibition looks at the process of decision-making and complexities that follow. It reflects Ireland’s current situation both economic and social, focusing on its emigration levels and the decisions its youth are faced with taking.

www.talbotgallery.com

Natura natura – Saidhbhín Gibson

26 Aug – 08 Nov

The Lab Gallery, Foley Street, Dublin 1

The Dublin City Council Arts Office is inviting to this exhibition of work by Saidhbhín Gibson developed in response to a temporary residency at The Natural History Museum. Working with the staff from the Museum, Gibson researched and explored the vast range of diverse species from the natural world featured in the museum’s exhibitions and collections. Inspired by wildlife from Ireland the work investigates our understanding and experience of nature in both rural and urban settings. This exhibition is accompanied by a free programme of events at The LAB and The Natural History Museum exploring art and wildlife.

www.thelab.ie

The Nocturnes – Jack Hickey

04-25 Sept

Doorway Gallery, 24 South Frederick Street, Dublin 2

Jack Hickeys’s Solo Show “The Nocturnes” looks at Ireland’s Social Life and explores the underclass of nocturnal pleace, pursuits and people.

www.thedoorwaygallery.com

Freaks and Wonders – Ciou & Malojo – Exhibition

04 Sept – 02 Oct (Opening Night: 18:00-22:00)

White Lady Art Gallery, 14 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

French artists, Ciou and Malojo, are showing a spectacular pop surrealist art exhibition. “Freaks And Wonders” will showcase their new artwork, and launch both artist’s new books only very recently published.

On the opening night on 04 Sept you can expect live music brought to you from Superhappy Funtimes, free refreshments, BYOB, and a chance to meet the artists.

Admission to operning and the exhibition are both free.

www.facebook.com/events/1447751372164163

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Car Boot Sales – Tallaght

08:00 – 12:00, Sat 20 Sep

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/

Sports History Ireland Conference

09:00 – 18:00, Sat 20 Sep

St. Patrick’s College, Drumcondra Road Upper, Drumcondra, Dublin 9

Sports History Ireland was set up in UCD in 2005 to promote the study of the history of sport in Ireland and a yearly public conference takes place on Saturday 20 September in St Patrick’s College Drumcondra. The event is free and open to everyone.

The nine sessions around themes on Irish and international sport are:
+ The Effects of the Great War on Irish Sport, 1914-1918
+ Sports, Politics and Identity in Irish sport
+ Sport, Masc ulinity and Conflict in the 20th Century
+ The Development of Irish Sports Networks between 1880 and 1939
+ The Impact of International Developments on Irish Sport

If these themes interest you, check out the conference website at www.spd.dcu.ie/site/news/SportHistoryIreland.shtml
Registration doesn’t seem to be required. Admission is free.

www.spd.dcu.ie/site/news/SportHistoryIreland.shtml

Honest2Goodness Food Market

09:30 – 16:00, Sat 20 Sep

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

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

www.honest2goodness.ie

Malahide Park Run (free)

09:30, Sat 20 Sep

Malahide Park, Dublin Road, Malahide, Co. Dublin

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

www.parkrun.ie/malahide/

SuperNatural Food Market

09:30 – 15:30, Sat 20 Sep

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

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

www.supernatural.ie

The Green Door Market

09:30 – 16:00, Sat 20 Sep

18 Newmarket, Dublin 8

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

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

www.facebook.com/thegreendoordublin

Belgard Weekend Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 20 Sep

Belgard Road, Dublin 24

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

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

www.facebook.com/belgardmarket

Dublin Half Marathon – No access to Farmleigh

10:00, Sat 20 Sep

Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

This event is not free and while you can cheer on the participants, it is not the most sociable/fun event. This Half Marathon is mainly a preparation for the full Dublin City Marathon at the end of October and it is part of a whole series of preparational runs. Start is at 10:00 on Chesterfield Avenue.

So why does it get mentioned here? Because Farmleigh Estate is closed from 10:00-12:00 on Saturday.

www.farmleigh.ie/events/Title,32024,en.html

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 20 Sep

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/

Make Shape – Children Workshop

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 20 Sep

The Ark, 11a Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Celebrating the work of eight ceramic artists who have worked on the Design & Craft Council of Ireland’s primary schools CRAFTed programme, come with your kids to The Ark to discover how artists come up with their ideas.

Make|Shape leads playfully through techniques, processes and explorations of clay and provides artists, children and teachers with the unique opportunity to share skills and ideas, and collaborate on new projects.

Join The Ark’s investigation of clay, from rolling and shaping, marking and making to glazing and firing. Then roll up your sleeves and get making yourself. A hands-on experience perfectly made for kids.

Admission is free and no booking required. Suitable from Age 4.

ark.ie/events/view/makeshape-collaborations-in-clay

Merchants Market

10:00 – 16:30, Sat 20 Sep

Merchants Yard, East Wall Road, Dublin 3

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

www.merchantsmarket.ie/

Ranelagh Arts Festival 2014

10:00, Sat 20 Sep

Ranelagh (various locations)

The Ranelagh Arts Festival takes place from 12-28 September. Lots of events will take place and a good few of them are free.

Check the Events section on www.ranelagharts.org/
(Don’t check the Calendar section on the website, the free/non-free details there are unreliable and incomplete.)

www.ranelagharts.org/

Sculpture in Context – Botanic Gardens Art Exhibition

10:00 – 18:00, Sat 20 Sep

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

Sculpture in Context is a brilliant exhibition in the Botanic Gardens from Thurs 04 Sept – Fri 17 Oct and it is Ireland’s largest outdoor sculpture exhibition.

Every year a panel of selectors chooses sculptures from established and from upcoming artists and they will then be expertly placed in the garden setting of the Botanic Gardens and it makes a visit to the Botanic Gardens even more interesting then at other times.

Admission is free and I strongly recommend Sculpture in Context!

www.botanicgardens.ie/news/events.htm

Stables Market

10:00 – 18:00, Sat 20 Sep

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

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

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

Temple Bar Markets

10:00 – 16:30, Sat 20 Sep

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

Who Dares Wins – Nature Challenges for Kids

10:00, Sat 20 Sep

Marlay Park, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16

“Who Dares Wins” is only for the bravest. Come along and take up the challenge of eating weird and yucky things found growing or crawling from the woodland floor.

Leader: Andrew Fleming. Booking required: Contact Andrew on 087 3299936 or email info@owls.ie.

www.dlrevents.ie/bio214.html

Blackrock Market

11:00 – 17:30, Sat 20 Sep

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/

Martcade’s Thrift Market

11:00 – 18:00, Sat 20 Sep

MARTcade, 46 Rathmines Road Lower, Rathmines, Dublin 6

Thrift, Vintage, Art, Crafts & Collectibles will be sold at the Martcade’s Thrift Market, every 1st + 3rd weekend of the month.

Up to 10 stalls will sell their wares.

www.facebook.com/events/696705793739293/

People’s Art Exhibition

11:00 – 17:00, Sat 20 Sep

St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2

Six times this year the “People’s Art 2014″ exhibition will take place. It is an art exhibition on the rails/fence of St. Stephen’s Green. If you want to exhibit at one of the events in the future, check the website for cost and conditions. Visiting the People’s Art Exhibition is free.

Specific start and end times are not defined, but exhibition space has to be occupied by 11:00, so 11:00 is the latest start time. The event runs from Friday until Sunday, but Sat+Sun will most likely be the main days.

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/

The Ferocious Mingle Marcade

11:00 – 18:00, Sat 20 Sep

60 Camden Street, Dublin 2

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

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

Yoga in Phoenix Park

11:00 – 12:00, Sat 20 Sep

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

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

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

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

www.facebook.com/AditiYogaDublin

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Sat 20 Sep

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

BlueFire Street Festival

12:00 – 22:00, Sat 20 Sep

Smithfield Plaza, Dublin 7

The BlueFire Street Fest is a free arts and music festival on Smithfield Plaza. It is suitable for all ages and nationalities.

On the Main Stage you can listen to top Dublin Bands:
Mutefish, Dublin Afrobeat Ensemble, North Strand Kontra Band, Justine Nantale, Gypsy Rebel Rabble, Manden Express, Tig Linn, Markas Carcas (Mark Flynn), Aztec Jackal and Leading Armies.

There are workshops for
African Drum and Dance by West African Percussion and Dance, Ireland, Circus tricks by Dublin Community Circus, Creative writing by Big Smoke Writing Factory, Tai Chi, Trade School, Djembe drumming by Drum Nature and more.

A Live Graffiti Jam will take place:
Graffiti artists will be creating street art throughout the day of the festival, drop by and watch the paint come to life.

Street Performers will be all over Smithfield Plaza:
Dublin Community Circus, Dublin City Bboys, Jack Doyle Bucket drumming, Samba Dance Brazil, Freaks & Fraziers, Samba Drumming Soc DIT, ShamrockBhangra, Aido Mac, Rosa Kearns, Mikey McDonnell, Choro Hy-Brasil and more.

Markets & Stalls:
with food and crafts from around the world.

VitalTalks:
Based on the popular concept of TedTalks, #VitalTalks gives a platform for young people to talk about their experiences, achievements and challenges in today’s Ireland. Dermot Whelan, from Today FM, will be opening the very first #VitalTalks from 13:00 in Smithfield Square.

The website at bluefiredublin.ie/ lists the artists/performers and provides lots of other interesting information. A schedule/timetable, however, is unfortuantely not there and is definitely missing. Maybe it will still be posted in the next few days.

It is a unique and multifacetted festival that definitely deserves your support! I will be there and I hope you can make it too!

www.facebook.com/events/933347823349458

Ha’penny Flea Market

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 20 Sep

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/

Irish Writers’ Centre – Open Day

12:00 – 16:00, Sat 20 Sep

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

Find out more about what goes on in the Irish Writers’ Centre at their Open Day. There will be writing clinics with established writers, open writers’ groups, tours and more.

Admission is free.

www.writerscentre.ie/html/events/atthecentre.html

Michael Harding – Book Signing

12:00, Sat 20 Sep

Dubray Books, 36 Grafton Street, Dublin 2

Playwright and novelist Michael Harding signs copies of his new memoir “Hanging with the Elephant” in Dubray Books, Admission is free.

www.dubraybooks.ie/news.asp?

Oktoberfest 2014

12:00, Sat 20 Sep

George’s Dock, IFSC, Dublin 1

The hugely popular Oktoberfest in Dublin takes place from 18 Sept – 05 Oct again. It is a German Beer Festival with Erdinger Weissbräu Beer (including alcohol-free wheat beer), lots of German Bavarian Food and authentic Bavarian music.

Opening hours are Mon-Thurs 12:00-23:30, Fri+Sat: 12:00-00:30, Sun 12:00-22:30.

The best place to experience the festival is in the Festival Tent on the platform in George’s Dock. But because the yearly festival is soo popular, there are at times long queues because of the severe admission restrictions (quantity of people). Last year the queues already started at 17:30. Luckily around George’s Dock are more food and drink stalls so that you don’t HAVE to be in the Festival tent to enjoy the event. Pre-booking is possible, but check the cost.

Admission is free, but after 22:00 an odd wristband system kicks in whereby you have to buy a wristband for EUR 6 that gives you a EUR 5 food voucher (and 1 Euro goes to charity). Allegedly licensing rules force them to do that, but I never had to get a wristband in a pub to ensure that I have something to eat when I am there.

I get my yearly fix of Bavarian food at the Oktoberfest. The Schweinshaxn (pigs trotter) is a must for me, but just once a year. ;-)

www.oktoberfest-dublin.de/

Strange Weather – Science Gallery

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 20 Sep

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

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

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

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

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

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

www.dublin.sciencegallery.com/strangeweather

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Sat 20 Sep

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/

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13:00, Sat 20 Sep

Dublin (various locations)

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Trade School Dublin – BlueFire Fest

13:30 – 19:00, Sat 20 Sep

Smithfield Plaza, Dublin 7

Trade School Dublin is back with four classes during the BlueFire Fest. Check it out on their website below and register if you are interested. Participation in the classes is free but a reward for the teacher in form of a present is requested.

If there is any topic you would like to teach at one of the upcoming Trade Schools, contact them and tell them. Enthusiastic teachers are always required.

tradeschool.coop/dublin/

“My Favourites” – Walking Tour

14:00 – 16:00, Sat 20 Sep

Spire, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

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

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

Eason Story Time for children

14:00, Sat 20 Sep

Eason, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

“TiN” by Chris Judge will be read in 27 Eason’s stores all over Ireland. In O’Connell Street the reading takes place at 14:00. In the other Eason Stores, the times vary between 11:00 and 15:00 (see website below).

Admission is free.

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

Microbirth – Documentary Screening

14:00 – 20:00, Sat 20 Sep

Inchicore Sports & Social Club, Inchicore Terrace West, Dublin 8

The documentary “Microbirth” will be screened on Saturday at 14:00, 16:00 and 18:00. Admission is free, donations are welcome.

The description if the film says: “Microbirth – Revealing the Microscopic Events during Childbirth that could hold the key to the future of humanity.”

The screening in Dublin have been organised by TRE (Trauma Releasing Exercises) Ireland.

Find more details and a trailer on the website below.

microbirth.com/

Donabate Beach Cleaning

15:00, Sat 20 Sep

Donabate Beach, Co. Dublin

A Big Beach CLean takes place on Donabate Beach. If you have a little time or a lot of time, help either way.

www.facebook.com/DonabatePortraneCommunityCouncil?fref=nf

North Inner City Historical Walk

15:00, Sat 20 Sep

Stoneybatter, Dublin 7

The next Let’s Talk & Walk Historical Walk will take place on the North Side on Saturday.

This Historic Walk with Pat Liddy will take in some of the oldest Streets on the North side of the city including Stoneybatter, Brunswick St, North King St. entering St. Michan`s Church on Halston Street examining its historical significance and also passing the site where Kevin Barry was arrested. There will be complimentary Tea / Coffee in the M.A.C.R.O. Community Centre.

Meeting point is the Stoneybatter Monument, but I have to admit that I have NO clue where that might be. I hope you know or find someone (in Stoneybatter?) you can ask!

Admission is free.

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

The Fourteenth Visit – Dance Performance

15:00, Sat 20 Sep

RHA Gallery, Ely Place, Dublin 2

A free dance performance by Aoife McAtamney takes place in the RHA Gallery. The event is part of the Fringe Festival, but doesn’t require a ticket.

fringefest.com/programme/the-fourteenth-visit

Through the Sculpture in Context – Guided Tour

15:00, Sat 20 Sep

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

During the Sculpture in Context exhibition, a rare opportunity will be availble every Saturday: At 15:00 every week, you can join the artists for a guided tour to gain an insight into this exciting contemporary art exhibition.

Admission is free.

www.botanicgardens.ie/news/events.htm

Song Book – Music Night

19:00, Sat 20 Sep

Third Space Cafe, Unit 14, Block C, Smithfield Plaza, Dublin 7

Song Book is a music night that is part of the BlueFire Street Fest and it will focus in the art of songwriting and the integration of cultures in Ireland.

Brendan Carvill, Julian Müller, Giuliano Nistri and Vetra will play original songs and covers.

Admission is free. More details about the performers on the Facebook Page below.

www.facebook.com/events/688723534531928

Cornucopia – Live Music

19:30 – 21:30, Sat 20 Sep

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

Saturday Night Live

20:00 – 22:30, Sat 20 Sep

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

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

www.facebook.com/KCPeachesWineCave

The Devils Jukebox – Gigs + DJs

20:00, Sat 20 Sep

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

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

www.facebook.com/Sin.E.Pub

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Sat 20 Sep

Stillorgan Orchard, The Hill, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin

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

www.stillorganorchard.com/live_music.html

The Black Overtones – EP Launch

21:00, Sat 20 Sep

Arthur’s Pub, 28 Thomas Street, Dublin 8

The Black Overtones launch their EP in Arthur’s Pub. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/ArthursPub

One Horse Pony – Gig

22:00, Sat 20 Sep

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Acoustic blues band “One Horse Pony” from Cork will peform in Whelan’s

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

Franko Frank / Million Little Goods – Gigs

22:30, Sat 20 Sep

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

“Franko Franko” and “Million Little Gods” are the lineup for the midnight hour in Whelan’s. The gig starts at midnight. Admission is free before 22:30 or if you sing up for the guest list.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/midnight-hour-w-franko-franko-million-little-gods/

Living Proof – Gig

23:55, Sat 20 Sep

Buck’s Townhouse, Leeson Street Lower, Dublin 2

Every Friday and Saturday night, the resident band “Living Proof” will play in Buck’s Townhouse. Admission is free before midnight.

www.buckwhaleys.ie

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Belgard Weekend Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 21 Sep

Belgard Road, Dublin 24

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

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

www.facebook.com/belgardmarket

Farmleigh House – Food Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 21 Sep

Farmleigh House, Castleknock end of Phoenix Park, Dublin 15

The Farmleigh House food market takes place and provides a selection of artisan foods from around Ireland.

www.farmleigh.ie/events/Title,31681,en.html

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 21 Sep

Jamestown Market, 90 Jamestown Road, Inchicore, Dublin 8

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

www.jamestownmarket.com

Merchants Market

10:00 – 16:30, Sun 21 Sep

Merchants Yard, East Wall Road, Dublin 3

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

www.merchantsmarket.ie/

Merrion Square Open Air Gallery

10:00 – 18:30, Sun 21 Sep

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/

Ranelagh Arts Festival 2014

10:00, Sun 21 Sep

Ranelagh (various locations)

The Ranelagh Arts Festival takes place from 12-28 September. Lots of events will take place and a good few of them are free.

Check the Events section on www.ranelagharts.org/
(Don’t check the Calendar section on the website, the free/non-free details there are unreliable and incomplete.)

www.ranelagharts.org/

Sculpture in Context – Botanic Gardens Art Exhibition

10:00 – 18:00, Sun 21 Sep

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

Sculpture in Context is a brilliant exhibition in the Botanic Gardens from Thurs 04 Sept – Fri 17 Oct and it is Ireland’s largest outdoor sculpture exhibition.

Every year a panel of selectors chooses sculptures from established and from upcoming artists and they will then be expertly placed in the garden setting of the Botanic Gardens and it makes a visit to the Botanic Gardens even more interesting then at other times.

Admission is free and I strongly recommend Sculpture in Context!

www.botanicgardens.ie/news/events.htm

Stables Market

10:00 – 18:00, Sun 21 Sep

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

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

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

Brocante Furniture & Vintage Market

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 21 Sep

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

The Brocante Market will take place on Sunday. It is a collection of antiques, furniture, vintage jewellery, collectables and curiosities from the past and present, second-hand, refurbished, antique and hand-crafted stuff for your house and garden.

If you are an interior designer or just have and eye for style and are looking for a special piece or maybe a bargain then this is the market for you. The market is held every 3rd Sunday of the month.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/thebrocantemarket

Dun Laoghaire Market

11:00 – 16:00, Sun 21 Sep

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/

Martcade’s Thrift Market

11:00 – 18:00, Sun 21 Sep

MARTcade, 46 Rathmines Road Lower, Rathmines, Dublin 6

Thrift, Vintage, Art, Crafts & Collectibles will be sold at the Martcade’s Thrift Market, every 1st + 3rd weekend of the month.

Up to 10 stalls will sell their wares.

www.facebook.com/events/696705793739293/

Palestrina Choir

11:00, Sun 21 Sep

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

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

www.procathedral.ie/music/this-week

People’s Art Exhibition

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 21 Sep

St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2

Six times this year the “People’s Art 2014″ exhibition will take place. It is an art exhibition on the rails/fence of St. Stephen’s Green. If you want to exhibit at one of the events in the future, check the website for cost and conditions. Visiting the People’s Art Exhibition is free.

Specific start and end times are not defined, but exhibition space has to be occupied by 11:00, so 11:00 is the latest start time. The event runs from Friday until Sunday, but Sat+Sun will most likely be the main days.

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

www.peoplesart.ie/

Terenure Village Market

11:00 – 16:00, Sun 21 Sep

Caffrey Motors, Terenure Road North, Terenure, Dublin 6

The Terenure Village Market will take place again on Sunday. There will be music and kids entertainment (e.g. face painters, balloon makers or magician) and approx. 24 food and craft stalls. The market takes place every 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/terenurevillagemarket

The Ferocious Mingle Marcade

11:00 – 18:00, Sun 21 Sep

60 Camden Street, Dublin 2

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

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

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Sun 21 Sep

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

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

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Blackrock Market

12:00 – 17:30, Sun 21 Sep

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/

Climate Change Picnic – St. Stephen’s Green

12:00 – 14:00, Sun 21 Sep

Bandstand, St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2

The People’s Climate Picnic in St Stephen’s Green is our chance to be part of the largest ever global call to action on Climate Change.

On 23 Sept world leaders are meeting in New York for a UN crisis summit on climate change. On Sunday millions are asked to come out to send our leaders a clear message: we need action on climate change, now.

At the St Stephen’s Green bandstand this family-friendly event will bring you live music, games, face-painting and more and don’t forget to bring your picnic. For more information, visit www.peoplesclimate.ie

The Live music All-Stars band will be:
Paul Byrne and Jack Dublin of In Tua Nua will be performing tunes from the 70s and 80s with The Guilty Party, featuring a host of special guests including Nick Kelly (Alien Envoy), Shelly Buckspan, Doctor Millar, Vid Licious (Gary Cooke of Après Match), Paddy Cullivan (The Late Late Show House Band), Megan Burke (X – Factor) and Neil Bailey (Sundogs).

www.facebook.com/events/754183857987039/

Made by Hand – Market

12:00 – 17:00, Sun 21 Sep

Viva, 27 South Richmond Street, Portobello

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

www.facebook.com/events/623874574328582

Mother Redcap’s Indoor Market

12:00 – 17:30, Sun 21 Sep

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

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

www.facebook.com/MotherRedcaps.Market

Nepal Day – Farmleigh House

12:00 – 17:00, Sun 21 Sep

Farmleigh House, Castleknock end of Phoenix Park, Dublin 15

Nepal Day will be celebrated on Farmleigh Estate on Sunday. Experience the Culture, Food and Art of Nepal with Nepalese Handcraft, Food, Cultural Performance and a Photographic Exxhibition.

Admission is free.

www.farmleigh.ie/events/Title,31681,en.html

Oktoberfest 2014

12:00, Sun 21 Sep

George’s Dock, IFSC, Dublin 1

The hugely popular Oktoberfest in Dublin takes place from 18 Sept – 05 Oct again. It is a German Beer Festival with Erdinger Weissbräu Beer (including alcohol-free wheat beer), lots of German Bavarian Food and authentic Bavarian music.

Opening hours are Mon-Thurs 12:00-23:30, Fri+Sat: 12:00-00:30, Sun 12:00-22:30.

The best place to experience the festival is in the Festival Tent on the platform in George’s Dock. But because the yearly festival is soo popular, there are at times long queues because of the severe admission restrictions (quantity of people). Last year the queues already started at 17:30. Luckily around George’s Dock are more food and drink stalls so that you don’t HAVE to be in the Festival tent to enjoy the event. Pre-booking is possible, but check the cost.

Admission is free, but after 22:00 an odd wristband system kicks in whereby you have to buy a wristband for EUR 6 that gives you a EUR 5 food voucher (and 1 Euro goes to charity). Allegedly licensing rules force them to do that, but I never had to get a wristband in a pub to ensure that I have something to eat when I am there.

I get my yearly fix of Bavarian food at the Oktoberfest. The Schweinshaxn (pigs trotter) is a must for me, but just once a year. ;-)

www.oktoberfest-dublin.de/

Strange Weather – Science Gallery

12:00 – 18:00, Sun 21 Sep

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

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

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

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

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

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

www.dublin.sciencegallery.com/strangeweather

Sunday at Noon

12:00 – 13:00, Sun 21 Sep

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

The Sundays at Noon Concert Series continues in the Sculpture Gallery at the Hugh Lane Gallery.

This series of free (mainly classical) concerts continues to present the best of Irish and International music and musicians. Concerts run from September to June.

The next concert will feature Deirdre Moynihan (soprano) and Alec O’Leary (guitar) performing their “From The Olive Tree” programme of Mediterranean pieces.

www.hughlane.ie

Low priced books with free delivery!

13:00, Sun 21 Sep

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

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Ek Tha Tiger – Film Screening

13:30, Sun 21 Sep

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

“Ek Tha Tiger” (12A, 132min – Hindi with English subtitles) is an Indian romantic action thriller shot in five countries, including Ireland. It is the first Bollywood blockbuster that was shot in Dublin, featuring scenes of Trinity College Dublin as it has never been seen before.

Admission is free and no booking required.

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

Dublin Sketchers – Sunday Meet-up

14:00, Sun 21 Sep

Dublin (various locations)

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

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

www.dublinsketchers.blogspot.com/

Stella Bass Jazz Trio

14:00 – 16:00, Sun 21 Sep

Café en Seine, Dawson Street, Dublin 2

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

www.stellabass.com

Family Drawing Sundays

14:30 – 16:30, Sun 21 Sep

Royal Hibernian Academy, 15 Ely Place, Dublin 2

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

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

Irish Birds and their Habitats – Talk

15:00, Sun 21 Sep

Phoenix Park Visitor Centre, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

The talk “Irish Birds and their Habitats” by Glynn Anderson will take place and admission is free.

www.phoenixpark.ie/newsevents/title,32060,en.html

Museum Tour – National Print Museum

15:00 – 16:30, Sun 21 Sep

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

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

www.nationalprintmuseum.ie/guided-tours.html

Brian Keary plays Classical Guitar

16:00 – 17:00, Sun 21 Sep

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

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

www.sweeneysdublin.ie/gigs.php

Peace Party

16:00, Sun 21 Sep

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

To celebrate the International Day of PEace, a Peace Party will take place in the Grand Social with Live Music, Film and videos. It starts at 16:00 with a screening of the documentary “Peacemakers” and from 18:30 there will be videos and live bands.

Admission is free.

www.thegrandsocial.ie/event/peace-party/

Camembert Quartet – House Dublin

17:00 – 19:00, Sun 21 Sep

House Dublin, 27 Lower Leeson Street, Dublin 2

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

housedublin.ie/

LJJ Band – Cafe en Seine

18:00 – 20:00, Sun 21 Sep

Café en Seine, Dawson Street, Dublin 2

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

www.longjohnjumpband.com/

Sweeney’s Dixieland Jazzmen

18:30 – 20:30, Sun 21 Sep

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

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

www.dublinsessions.ie/sweeneys.html

Saucy Sundays – POSTPONED

19:00 – 23:00, Sun 21 Sep

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

THe next Saucy Sunday will be on 28 September. This week the guys are taking a break again.

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

www.facebook.com/saucy.sundays

Trinity Latino Party

19:00, Sun 21 Sep

Trinity Bar, 46-49 Dame Street, Dublin 2

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

www.facebook.com/TrinityLatino

Gardiner Street Gospel Choir Mass

19:30 – 20:30, Sun 21 Sep

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

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

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

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

www.gardinerstreetgospelchoir.com

Sunday Roast

20:00, Sun 21 Sep

Mercantile, 28 Dame Street, Dublin 2

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

In short, the line-up is Jelly Mouth, Cathryn Green, Ayala, Ruby Smyth, Lowlight Gathering

www.facebook.com/thesundayroast

Apollo Sessions

20:30, Sun 21 Sep

Bleeding Horse, 24 Upper Camden St., Dublin 2

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

www.facebook.com/apollosessions

Jawbone – Accoustic Folk & Blues Night

20:30, Sun 21 Sep

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

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

www.facebook.com/Sin.E.Pub

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 00:00, Sun 21 Sep

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

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

John Colleary from RTE’s The Savage Eye will headline the Comedy Crunch on Sunday.

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

Forro de Lampiao – Brazilian Dance

21:00 – 23:00, Sun 21 Sep

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

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

www.facebook.com/groups/forrodelampiaodublin/

Rhythm Rocker

21:00, Sun 21 Sep

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

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

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

www.facebook.com/rhythmrocker

Billy Treacy & The Ha’Penny Heads

21:30, Sun 21 Sep

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

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

www.billytreacy.com/

Cool Hand Dukes

22:00, Sun 21 Sep

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 Dublin Blues Cartel – Gig

22:30, Sun 21 Sep

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

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

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

Monday 22 Sep

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Ranelagh Arts Festival 2014

10:00, Mon 22 Sep

Ranelagh (various locations)

The Ranelagh Arts Festival takes place from 12-28 September. Lots of events will take place and a good few of them are free.

Check the Events section on www.ranelagharts.org/
(Don’t check the Calendar section on the website, the free/non-free details there are unreliable and incomplete.)

www.ranelagharts.org/

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Mon 22 Sep

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

Oktoberfest 2014

12:00, Mon 22 Sep

George’s Dock, IFSC, Dublin 1

The hugely popular Oktoberfest in Dublin takes place from 18 Sept – 05 Oct again. It is a German Beer Festival with Erdinger Weissbräu Beer (including alcohol-free wheat beer), lots of German Bavarian Food and authentic Bavarian music.

Opening hours are Mon-Thurs 12:00-23:30, Fri+Sat: 12:00-00:30, Sun 12:00-22:30.

The best place to experience the festival is in the Festival Tent on the platform in George’s Dock. But because the yearly festival is soo popular, there are at times long queues because of the severe admission restrictions (quantity of people). Last year the queues already started at 17:30. Luckily around George’s Dock are more food and drink stalls so that you don’t HAVE to be in the Festival tent to enjoy the event. Pre-booking is possible, but check the cost.

Admission is free, but after 22:00 a wristband system kicks in whereby you have to buy a wristband for EUR 6 that gives you a EUR 5 food voucher (and 1 Euro goes to charity).

www.oktoberfest-dublin.de/

Angels in the Park – Outdoor Theatre

13:00 – 14:00, Mon 22 Sep

Ranelagh (various locations)

“Angels in the Park” is a series of five 10-minute plays set in a park by new and established Irish writers. It will be performed as part of the Ranelagh Arts Festival at lunchtime daily from 22-27 September (Mon-Sat).

Meeting point is the open space at Ranelagh Triangle (outside Spar) at 13:00. Admission is free and no booking is required.

Directed by Aoibhinn Marie Gilroy, this year the Shiva Theatre Company will present three brand new plays: Footfall by Marisa O’Mahony, Secrets by Lorna Kelly Dalton, Life After Fred by Colum Kavanagh, alongside two favourites from last year, Across the Pond by Shane Fallon, and Nobody Smokes Anymore by Peter Sheridan. The show goes on rain or shine so bring your umbrella.

www.facebook.com/events/260041947525802

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Mon 22 Sep

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/

Back Door Sessions – Open Mic Night

20:00, Mon 22 Sep

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

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

www.facebook.com/sweeneysbar

Song Cycle

20:00, Mon 22 Sep

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 Monday Echo

20:00 – 22:30, Mon 22 Sep

The International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

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

www.facebook.com/themondayecho

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 23:00, Mon 22 Sep

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

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

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

Crafty Mondays – Open Mic

21:00, Mon 22 Sep

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

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

www.facebook.com/TheCraftyMondaySessions

Loose – Trad Sessions

21:00 – 23:30, Mon 22 Sep

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

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

www.facebook.com/motherreillysADMIN

Patrick Mahony sings Nostalgia

21:00 – 23:00, Mon 22 Sep

Café en Seine, Dawson Street, Dublin 2

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

The Pyro Blues Executive – Gig

21:00, Mon 22 Sep

Leeson Lounge, 148 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4

The Pyro Blues Executive play in the Leeson Lounge every Monday and admission is free.

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

Tuesday 23 Sep

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Ranelagh Arts Festival 2014

10:00, Tue 23 Sep

Ranelagh (various locations)

The Ranelagh Arts Festival takes place from 12-28 September. Lots of events will take place and a good few of them are free.

Check the Events section on www.ranelagharts.org/
(Don’t check the Calendar section on the website, the free/non-free details there are unreliable and incomplete.)

www.ranelagharts.org/

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Tue 23 Sep

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

Oktoberfest 2014

12:00, Tue 23 Sep

George’s Dock, IFSC, Dublin 1

The hugely popular Oktoberfest in Dublin takes place from 18 Sept – 05 Oct again. It is a German Beer Festival with Erdinger Weissbräu Beer (including alcohol-free wheat beer), lots of German Bavarian Food and authentic Bavarian music.

Opening hours are Mon-Thurs 12:00-23:30, Fri+Sat: 12:00-00:30, Sun 12:00-22:30.

The best place to experience the festival is in the Festival Tent on the platform in George’s Dock. But because the yearly festival is soo popular, there are at times long queues because of the severe admission restrictions (quantity of people). Last year the queues already started at 17:30. Luckily around George’s Dock are more food and drink stalls so that you don’t HAVE to be in the Festival tent to enjoy the event. Pre-booking is possible, but check the cost.

Admission is free, but after 22:00 a wristband system kicks in whereby you have to buy a wristband for EUR 6 that gives you a EUR 5 food voucher (and 1 Euro goes to charity).

www.oktoberfest-dublin.de/

Angels in the Park – Outdoor Theatre

13:00 – 14:00, Tue 23 Sep

Ranelagh (various locations)

“Angels in the Park” is a series of five 10-minute plays set in a park by new and established Irish writers. It will be performed as part of the Ranelagh Arts Festival at lunchtime daily from 22-27 September (Mon-Sat).

Meeting point is the open space at Ranelagh Triangle (outside Spar) at 13:00. Admission is free and no booking is required.

Directed by Aoibhinn Marie Gilroy, this year the Shiva Theatre Company will present three brand new plays: Footfall by Marisa O’Mahony, Secrets by Lorna Kelly Dalton, Life After Fred by Colum Kavanagh, alongside two favourites from last year, Across the Pond by Shane Fallon, and Nobody Smokes Anymore by Peter Sheridan. The show goes on rain or shine so bring your umbrella.

www.facebook.com/events/260041947525802

Remembering the Reformation

18:00, Tue 23 Sep

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

At the talk “Remembering the Reformation: Challenges of the 2017 Centenary”, Margot Käßmann talks about the Reformation and Politics.

The role of religion in German and Irish society is subject of a series of events during the following weeks and months. The first of these is a lecture by Margot Käßmann, Ambassador for the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation in 2017. She was invited by the Lutheran Church in Ireland. ”.

The lecture will be followed by a discussion with Archbishop Diarmuid Martin, Justice Catherine McGuinness and Dr. Duncan Morrow. Moderator is Prof. Linda Hogan, Vice-Provost, Trinity College Dublin.

Margot Käßmann is a theologian who has strong opinions on political questions in Germany such as its military presence in Afghanistan. From 1999 to 2009 she was Bishop of the Lutheran Church in Hanover.

All are welcome and admission is free.

www.goethe.de/ins/ie/en/dub/ver.cfm?fuseaction=events.detail&event_id=20425629

“TiN” – Book Launch

18:30 – 20:00, Tue 23 Sep

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

Chris Judge will launch his children’s picturebook “TiN” in the Gutter Bookshop. Admission is free.

gutterbookshop.com/events.html

Evening Yoga

19:00, Tue 23 Sep

Berlin Cafe, Clarendon Street, Dublin 2

A group of trainee Yoga instructors got together and they are running free Yoga classes every Tuesday evening at 19:00 in Berlin Cafe (yes, it is in the Cafe!).

(This is the same people that ran the Early Morning Yoga at 07:30 for a while. The event now has moved to the evening. )

You just need to bring a Yoga mat and wear suitable clothing and then enjoy the Yoga to relax after your work day.

www.facebook.com/events/580236135424743

Ukulele Tuesday

19:45 – 22:00, Tue 23 Sep

Stag’s Head, Dame Lane, Dublin 2

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

www.facebook.com/UkuleleTuesday

Ben Prevos Blue Tuesdays

20:00 – 23:30, Tue 23 Sep

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

Ben Prevo & friends play saucy Blues & soul every Tuesday

www.sweeneysdublin.ie

Dublin Bluegrass Collective – Gig

20:00, Tue 23 Sep

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

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

www.facebook.com/Sin.E.Pub

The Folk Club

20:30, Tue 23 Sep

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

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

www.facebook.com/TheGrandFolkClub

Jazz Jam Session – Grand Social

21:00, Tue 23 Sep

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

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

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

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

Phoenix Big Band

21:00 – 23:00, Tue 23 Sep

Tara Towers Hotel, Merrion Road, Dublin 4

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

Admission is free.

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

Camden Sessions – Singer/Songwriter Night

21:30, Tue 23 Sep

Anseo, 18 Camden Street Lower, Dublin 2

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

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

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/TheCamdenSessions

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Ranelagh Arts Festival 2014

10:00, Wed 24 Sep

Ranelagh (various locations)

The Ranelagh Arts Festival takes place from 12-28 September. Lots of events will take place and a good few of them are free.

Check the Events section on www.ranelagharts.org/
(Don’t check the Calendar section on the website, the free/non-free details there are unreliable and incomplete.)

www.ranelagharts.org/

Education through Television – Seminar

10:30, Wed 24 Sep

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

“Education through Television: Learning from the Story of Adult Literacy” is a seminar as part of National Adult Literacy Awareness Week (23-27 Sept). The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI), the National Adult Literacy Agency (NALA) and the IFI will present this seminar to showcase some of the literacy content produced by NALA and the BAI over the last few years, to hear the experience of programme producers and participants, and explore new opportunities for collaboration. It will have particular interest to producers and organisations with a public education remit. Book your free seat at the IFI Box Office 01-6793477

www.ifi.ie/film/education-through-television-learning-from-the-story-of-adult-literacy/

Phoenix Park Wednesday Walks

11:00 – 12:30, Wed 24 Sep

Farmleigh House, Castleknock end of Phoenix Park, Dublin 15

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

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

The upcoming walks are:
03 Sept: Phoenix Park Murders of 1882 (VC)
10 Sept: Guided Tour of Arbour Hill Cemetery (A)
17 Sept: Gate Lodges of Phoenix Park from Ashtown Castle to Castleknock (VC)
24 Sept: Guided Walk to Knockmaree Cist/Cromlech (F)

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

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Wed 24 Sep

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

Humanities Doctoral Supervision and Career Mentorship

12:00 – 15:00, Wed 24 Sep

Royal Irish Academy, 19 Dawson Street, Dublin 2

The first workshop in this series takes place in the Royal Irish Academy and is jointly hosted by the Irish Humanities Alliance and the Royal Irish Academy. Speakers will discuss their supervision experiences, best practice and the latest developments in the area of ‘Doctoral Supervision and Career Mentorship’.

Find out more and register for this event on the website below. Admission is free.

www.ria.ie/Events/Events-Listing/Humanities-Doctoral-Supervision-and-Career-Mentors

Little Museum – Big J Wednesday

12:00 – 17:00, Wed 24 Sep

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

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

www.littlemuseum.ie/

Oktoberfest 2014

12:00, Wed 24 Sep

George’s Dock, IFSC, Dublin 1

The hugely popular Oktoberfest in Dublin takes place from 18 Sept – 05 Oct again. It is a German Beer Festival with Erdinger Weissbräu Beer (including alcohol-free wheat beer), lots of German Bavarian Food and authentic Bavarian music.

Opening hours are Mon-Thurs 12:00-23:30, Fri+Sat: 12:00-00:30, Sun 12:00-22:30.

The best place to experience the festival is in the Festival Tent on the platform in George’s Dock. But because the yearly festival is soo popular, there are at times long queues because of the severe admission restrictions (quantity of people). Last year the queues already started at 17:30. Luckily around George’s Dock are more food and drink stalls so that you don’t HAVE to be in the Festival tent to enjoy the event. Pre-booking is possible, but check the cost.

Admission is free, but after 22:00 a wristband system kicks in whereby you have to buy a wristband for EUR 6 that gives you a EUR 5 food voucher (and 1 Euro goes to charity).

www.oktoberfest-dublin.de/

1914 Donnybrook Volunteers – Talk

13:00, Wed 24 Sep

Pembroke Library, Anglesea Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

Lar Joy will talk about “1914 Donnybrook Volunteers”. Lar Joy is curator of Irish Military History at the National Museum of Ireland and curator of the award winning Soldiers & Chiefs exhibition at Collins Barracks.

Admission is free, booking is recommended via 01-6689575

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-culture-dublin-city-public-libraries-and-archive-events/talk-1914-donnybrook

Angels in the Park – Outdoor Theatre

13:00 – 14:00, Wed 24 Sep

Ranelagh (various locations)

“Angels in the Park” is a series of five 10-minute plays set in a park by new and established Irish writers. It will be performed as part of the Ranelagh Arts Festival at lunchtime daily from 22-27 September (Mon-Sat).

Meeting point is the open space at Ranelagh Triangle (outside Spar) at 13:00. Admission is free and no booking is required.

Directed by Aoibhinn Marie Gilroy, this year the Shiva Theatre Company will present three brand new plays: Footfall by Marisa O’Mahony, Secrets by Lorna Kelly Dalton, Life After Fred by Colum Kavanagh, alongside two favourites from last year, Across the Pond by Shane Fallon, and Nobody Smokes Anymore by Peter Sheridan. The show goes on rain or shine so bring your umbrella.

www.facebook.com/events/260041947525802

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Wed 24 Sep

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/

What’s wrong with Irish historians? – Talk

14:00, Wed 24 Sep

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

The Centre for Contemporary Irish History invites everybody interested, inside and outside TCD, to their new seminar series.

The first talk is by Tim Pat Coogan and is entitld “What’s wrong with Irish historians?”

It is not explicitly declared, but I assume that admission is free.

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

RADE: “Source” – Performance

14:30, Wed 24 Sep

OLV Building, Cathedral View Court, Off New St, Dublin 8

RADE (Recovery through Art, Drama and Education)) performed “Source” at the Fringe Festival and they are adding another three free (with donation) performances on Wed 24, Thur 25 and Fri 26 Sept at 14:30.

“As two contrasting worlds are presented simultaneously, performers bounce from stage to screen, from reality to fantasy, struggling to escape the linear patterns and habits that shape their everyday lives.”

Admission is free, and a donation of EUR 5 is suggested. Because space is limited, please book your place via sine@rade.ie or 01 4548733

www.rade.ie/news/current-news/extra-performance-of-source/

Musical Theatre for 6-12 year olds

15:00, Wed 24 Sep

Dublin (various locations)

Musical Theatre classes for 6 – 12 Year olds takes place. This is a free taster class!

The classes by the Jill Anderson School of Speech and Drama are designed to provide an introduction in voice training and improve confidence in singing and acting in front of an audience. The focus is on building confidence, socialisation and cognitive skills along with developing the voice. Each class consists of Drama, singing and dancing.

+ Wed 24 Sept – 15:00-17:00 in Foxrock Parish Pastoral Centre, Foxrock
+ Thurs 25 Sept – 15:30-17:30 in Howth Road National School, Clontarf Road, Dublin 3
+ Fri 26 Sept – 15:30-17:30 in Rathfarnham Parish Centre, Rathfarnham Village, Dublin 14

For more information about the school or to book your place contact Jill on 087 2196516

www.speechdramadublin.com/

Havana International Language Exchange

16:30 – 19:30, Wed 24 Sep

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

Poetry Reading by James Conway

18:00 – 20:00, Wed 24 Sep

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

Poet James Conway will read a selection of his poetry . He will be accompanied by two traditional Irish musicians, Marion Kerrigan on fiddle and Michael Thurlow on guitar.

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-culture-dublin-city-public-libraries-and-archive-events/poetry-reading-james

Spanish Film Screening: Mapa

18:00, Wed 24 Sep

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

The screening of “Mapa” by Leon Siminiani (in Spanish with English subtitles) takes place and admission is free.

dublin.cervantes.es/FichasCultura/Ficha96252_16_2.htm

Berryman’s Fate: A Centenary Celebration in Verse

18:30, Wed 24 Sep

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

2014 is the centenary of the birth of the American poet John Berryman who once spent one year in Dublin.

On Wednesday a reading from “Berryman’s Fate: A Centenary Celebration in Verse” edited by Philip Coleman and published by Arlen House will take place. Berryman’s Fate has contributions from over 50 contemporary poets and this reading will include many of them.

More details on the website below. It is most likely that admission is free, but the Irish Writers’ Centre is not so forthcoming with this information.

www.writerscentre.ie/html/events/atthecentre.html

King Kong Club

20:00, Wed 24 Sep

Mercantile, 28 Dame Street, Dublin 2

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

Check the Facebook Page below for the line-up.

www.facebook.com/TheKingKongClubDublin

The Song Room (open mic)

20:30, Wed 24 Sep

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

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

www.theglobe.ie/events

The Zodiac Sessions (open mic)

20:30, Wed 24 Sep

Bruxelles, Harry Street, Dublin 2

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

www.facebook.com/zodiacsessions

Bad Boy Jake

21:00, Wed 24 Sep

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

Camden Sessions

21:00, Wed 24 Sep

Ryan’s, Camden Street, Dublin 2

An Irish Music, Ballad and Pub Classic session is taking place every Wednesday in Ryan’s of Camden Street. Admission is free.

A banjo, a guitar and two singers are the foundation and on top of that, you are allowed/invited to bring your own instrument and join in.

Singer Songwriter Night – Mother Reilly’s

21:00, Wed 24 Sep

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

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

www.facebook.com/motherreillysADMIN

Sofia Talvik – Swedish Singer Songwrtier – Gig

21:00, Wed 24 Sep

Arthur’s Pub, 28 Thomas Street, Dublin 8

Swedish Singer Songwriter Sofia Talvik will perform in Arthur’s Pub. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/ArthursPub

Trad Session

21:30, Wed 24 Sep

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

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

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The Green Door Market

09:30 – 16:00, Thu 25 Sep

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

Ranelagh Arts Festival 2014

10:00, Thu 25 Sep

Ranelagh (various locations)

The Ranelagh Arts Festival takes place from 12-28 September. Lots of events will take place and a good few of them are free.

Check the Events section on www.ranelagharts.org/
(Don’t check the Calendar section on the website, the free/non-free details there are unreliable and incomplete.)

www.ranelagharts.org/

The Ferocious Mingle Marcade

11:00 – 18:00, Thu 25 Sep

60 Camden Street, Dublin 2

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

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

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Thu 25 Sep

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

Oktoberfest 2014

12:00, Thu 25 Sep

George’s Dock, IFSC, Dublin 1

The hugely popular Oktoberfest in Dublin takes place from 18 Sept – 05 Oct again. It is a German Beer Festival with Erdinger Weissbräu Beer (including alcohol-free wheat beer), lots of German Bavarian Food and authentic Bavarian music.

Opening hours are Mon-Thurs 12:00-23:30, Fri+Sat: 12:00-00:30, Sun 12:00-22:30.

The best place to experience the festival is in the Festival Tent on the platform in George’s Dock. But because the yearly festival is soo popular, there are at times long queues because of the severe admission restrictions (quantity of people). Last year the queues already started at 17:30. Luckily around George’s Dock are more food and drink stalls so that you don’t HAVE to be in the Festival tent to enjoy the event. Pre-booking is possible, but check the cost.

Admission is free, but after 22:00 a wristband system kicks in whereby you have to buy a wristband for EUR 6 that gives you a EUR 5 food voucher (and 1 Euro goes to charity).

www.oktoberfest-dublin.de/

Sillybilly Children’s Entertainment

12:00 – 16:00, Thu 25 Sep

Blanchardstown Shopping Centre, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15

Sillybilly.ie will be in Blanchardstown Shopping Centre to entertain children with Face Painting, Balloon Modelling and hourly Magic Shows. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/Sillybilly.ie

Angels in the Park – Outdoor Theatre

13:00 – 14:00, Thu 25 Sep

Ranelagh (various locations)

“Angels in the Park” is a series of five 10-minute plays set in a park by new and established Irish writers. It will be performed as part of the Ranelagh Arts Festival at lunchtime daily from 22-27 September (Mon-Sat).

Meeting point is the open space at Ranelagh Triangle (outside Spar) at 13:00. Admission is free and no booking is required.

Directed by Aoibhinn Marie Gilroy, this year the Shiva Theatre Company will present three brand new plays: Footfall by Marisa O’Mahony, Secrets by Lorna Kelly Dalton, Life After Fred by Colum Kavanagh, alongside two favourites from last year, Across the Pond by Shane Fallon, and Nobody Smokes Anymore by Peter Sheridan. The show goes on rain or shine so bring your umbrella.

www.facebook.com/events/260041947525802

RADE: “Source” – Performance

14:30, Thu 25 Sep

OLV Building, Cathedral View Court, Off New St, Dublin 8

RADE (Recovery through Art, Drama and Education)) performed “Source” at the Fringe Festival and they are adding another three free (with donation) performances on Wed 24, Thur 25 and Fri 26 Sept at 14:30.

“As two contrasting worlds are presented simultaneously, performers bounce from stage to screen, from reality to fantasy, struggling to escape the linear patterns and habits that shape their everyday lives.”

Admission is free, and a donation of EUR 5 is suggested. Because space is limited, please book your place via sine@rade.ie or 01 4548733

www.rade.ie/news/current-news/extra-performance-of-source/

Musical Theatre for 6-12 year olds

15:00, Thu 25 Sep

Dublin (various locations)

Musical Theatre classes for 6 – 12 Year olds takes place. This is a free taster class!

The classes by the Jill Anderson School of Speech and Drama are designed to provide an introduction in voice training and improve confidence in singing and acting in front of an audience. The focus is on building confidence, socialisation and cognitive skills along with developing the voice. Each class consists of Drama, singing and dancing.

+ Wed 24 Sept – 15:00-17:00 in Foxrock Parish Pastoral Centre, Foxrock
+ Thurs 25 Sept – 15:30-17:30 in Howth Road National School, Clontarf Road, Dublin 3
+ Fri 26 Sept – 15:30-17:30 in Rathfarnham Parish Centre, Rathfarnham Village, Dublin 14

For more information about the school or to book your place contact Jill on 087 2196516

www.speechdramadublin.com/

Drama, Movement and Music Classes for 3-5 year olds

15:30 – 16:30, Thu 25 Sep

Howth Road National School, Clontarf Road, Dublin 3

Drama, Movement and Music Classes for 3 – 5 year olds will take place. This is a free taster class!

This class by the Jill Anderson School of Speech and Drama is designed to provide children with a solid foundation of speech and drama in a fun and enjoyable environment. Performance art is used to maximise the enjoyment for kids to build their vocal and co-ordination skills, along with their confidence.

For more information about the school or to book your place contact Jill on 087 2196516

www.speechdramadublin.com/

Connemara and Elsewhere – Book Launch

18:30, Thu 25 Sep

Royal Irish Academy, 19 Dawson Street, Dublin 2

“Connemara and Elsewhere” – A conversation with Tim Robinson, John Elder and Nicolas Fève, chaired by Vincent Woods.

To launch the publication of “Connemara and Elsewhere”, an informal evening of conversation with the authors will take place.

“About the book: This photographic essay by Nicolas Fève is a response to Tim Robinson’s work on Connemara. The book includes an introduction by John Elder discussing both Robinson’s work and Fève’s photographic response. The book also features three new previously unpublished essays by Tim Robinson.”

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

www.ria.ie/Events/Events-Listing/Connemara-and-Elsewhere—A-conversation-with-Tim-

Garth Nix – “Clariel” – Book Signing

18:30, Thu 25 Sep

Eason, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

Garth Nix is coming to Eason’s in O’Connell Street. Nix is the creator of the “Old Kingdom” series (Sabriel, Lirael & Abhorsen) and will be in Eason’s to promote “Clariel”, the fourth book in the series, set 320 years prior to Sabriel.

Admission is free, but places have to be booked at the O’ Connell Street Information Desk or via 01-8583815.

www.easonedition.com/garth-nix-clariel-signing-eason-oconnell-st/

Start or Grow your Business – Talks

18:30 – 20:00, Thu 25 Sep

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

Dublin City Libraries and the Local Enterprise Office – Dublin City invite to a series of six business lectures designed to empower potential entrepreneurs. Admission is free, but booking is required via 01-873 3996 or businesslibrary@dublincity.ie

The 6 lectures are:

11 Sept: An Introduction to Self Employment
18 Sept: Ideas Generation & Market Research
25 Sept: Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurship
02 Oct: Digital Marketing Strategy 5 big players (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Skype, YouTube)
09 Oct: Financing your Business
16 Oct: Writing the WINNING Business Plan

More information about the lectures and about the speakers can be found on the website below.

www.localenterprise.ie/DublinCity/Start-or-Grow-your-Business/Starting-a-Business/Library-Talks/

The North Sea – In-Store Gig

18:30, Thu 25 Sep

Tower Records Ireland, 7 Dawson Street, Dublin 2

The North Sea will perform in Tower Cafe on Thursday. Admission is free.

It is Guitar driven rock from this 5-piece from the Northside.

“My Favourites” – Walking Tour – Night Walk

19:00 – 21:00, Thu 25 Sep

Spire, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

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

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

English and Irish Poets Having Words

19:00 – 21:00, Thu 25 Sep

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

“Yes But Are We Enemies – English and Irish Poets Having Words” is an exploration of contemporary writing by six poets from Ireland and England.

The readings at the Irish Writers Centre will be preceded by a panel discussion (19:00-20:00) exploring the collaborative process and other experimental writing approaches.

Details are on the website below. Unfortuantely it doesn’t state there if the event is free or not, but there are strong indications that it is a free event.

www.writerscentre.ie/html/events/atthecentre.html

Fighting Ebola on the front line – Talk

19:00, Thu 25 Sep

Royal College of Physicians, 6 Kildare Street, Dublin 2

“Fighting Ebola on the front line” is a talk by Dr Gabriel Fitzpatrick (Chairperson, Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF)). He will talk about his recent experience in Sierra Leone working as a doctor in MSF’s Ebola Treatment Centre and as an epidemiologist travelling to remote villages to trace new cases of the disease.

Admission is free, but places are limite and therefore booking is required via events@dublin.msf.org.

http;//www.msf.ie/upcoming-events

How Censors Worked: A Comparative History – Talk

19:00, Thu 25 Sep

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

The Public Lecture “How Censors Worked: A Comparative History” with Robert Darnton (Carl H Pforzheimer University Professor and University Librarian, Harvard University) takes place.

Admission is free, but booking is required via booking@nli.ie

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

Bal Folk – European Folk Dance Session

20:00, Thu 25 Sep

Tap Bar, 44 North King Street, Dublin 7

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

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

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

Dimestore Recordings presents

20:00, Thu 25 Sep

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

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

www.facebook.com/DimeStoreRecords

Max Zaska / Patrick Groenland

21:00, Thu 25 Sep

The International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

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

www.international-bar.com/music.html

Left, Right & Centre – Blues+Soul

21:30, Thu 25 Sep

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

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

www.frankryans.com

McNeills Trad Music Pub Sessions

21:30, Thu 25 Sep

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

Moonlight Cinema Club

23:00 – 02:30, Thu 25 Sep

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

The Moonlight Cinema Club is a new event in The Grand Social that will provide a communicative, celebratory and social space for emerging Irish filmmakers and artists to screen their work. The organisers are inviting submissions (independent features, documentaries, animations, photographic work and short films of all kinds) and if you have a piece of work you would like to submit, or any queries or questions about the Moonlight Cinema Club , contact moonlightcinemaclub@gmail.com

More details at www.facebook.com/moonlightcinemaclub

www.thegrandsocial.ie/event/moonlight-cinema-club/2014-09-25/

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The Green Door Market

09:30 – 16:00, Fri 26 Sep

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

Ranelagh Arts Festival 2014

10:00, Fri 26 Sep

Ranelagh (various locations)

The Ranelagh Arts Festival takes place from 12-28 September. Lots of events will take place and a good few of them are free.

Check the Events section on www.ranelagharts.org/
(Don’t check the Calendar section on the website, the free/non-free details there are unreliable and incomplete.)

www.ranelagharts.org/

The Ferocious Mingle Marcade

11:00 – 18:00, Fri 26 Sep

60 Camden Street, Dublin 2

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

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

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Fri 26 Sep

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

Oktoberfest 2014

12:00, Fri 26 Sep

George’s Dock, IFSC, Dublin 1

The hugely popular Oktoberfest in Dublin takes place from 18 Sept – 05 Oct again. It is a German Beer Festival with Erdinger Weissbräu Beer (including alcohol-free wheat beer), lots of German Bavarian Food and authentic Bavarian music.

Opening hours are Mon-Thurs 12:00-23:30, Fri+Sat: 12:00-00:30, Sun 12:00-22:30.

The best place to experience the festival is in the Festival Tent on the platform in George’s Dock. But because the yearly festival is soo popular, there are at times long queues because of the severe admission restrictions (quantity of people). Last year the queues already started at 17:30. Luckily around George’s Dock are more food and drink stalls so that you don’t HAVE to be in the Festival tent to enjoy the event. Pre-booking is possible, but check the cost.

Admission is free, but after 22:00 an odd wristband system kicks in whereby you have to buy a wristband for EUR 6 that gives you a EUR 5 food voucher (and 1 Euro goes to charity). Allegedly licensing rules force them to do that, but I never had to get a wristband in a pub to ensure that I have something to eat when I am there.

I get my yearly fix of Bavarian food at the Oktoberfest. The Schweinshaxn (pigs trotter) is a must for me, but just once a year. ;-)

www.oktoberfest-dublin.de/

Sillybilly Children’s Entertainment

12:00 – 16:00, Fri 26 Sep

Blanchardstown Shopping Centre, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15

Sillybilly.ie will be in Blanchardstown Shopping Centre to entertain children with Face Painting, Balloon Modelling and hourly Magic Shows. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/Sillybilly.ie

Angels in the Park – Outdoor Theatre

13:00 – 14:00, Fri 26 Sep

Ranelagh (various locations)

“Angels in the Park” is a series of five 10-minute plays set in a park by new and established Irish writers. It will be performed as part of the Ranelagh Arts Festival at lunchtime daily from 22-27 September (Mon-Sat).

Meeting point is the open space at Ranelagh Triangle (outside Spar) at 13:00. Admission is free and no booking is required.

Directed by Aoibhinn Marie Gilroy, this year the Shiva Theatre Company will present three brand new plays: Footfall by Marisa O’Mahony, Secrets by Lorna Kelly Dalton, Life After Fred by Colum Kavanagh, alongside two favourites from last year, Across the Pond by Shane Fallon, and Nobody Smokes Anymore by Peter Sheridan. The show goes on rain or shine so bring your umbrella.

www.facebook.com/events/260041947525802

RADE: “Source” – Performance

14:30, Fri 26 Sep

OLV Building, Cathedral View Court, Off New St, Dublin 8

RADE (Recovery through Art, Drama and Education)) performed “Source” at the Fringe Festival and they are adding another three free (with donation) performances on Wed 24, Thur 25 and Fri 26 Sept at 14:30.

“As two contrasting worlds are presented simultaneously, performers bounce from stage to screen, from reality to fantasy, struggling to escape the linear patterns and habits that shape their everyday lives.”

Admission is free, and a donation of EUR 5 is suggested. Because space is limited, please book your place via sine@rade.ie or 01 4548733

www.rade.ie/news/current-news/extra-performance-of-source/

Musical Theatre for 6-12 year olds

15:00, Fri 26 Sep

Dublin (various locations)

Musical Theatre classes for 6 – 12 Year olds takes place. This is a free taster class!

The classes by the Jill Anderson School of Speech and Drama are designed to provide an introduction in voice training and improve confidence in singing and acting in front of an audience. The focus is on building confidence, socialisation and cognitive skills along with developing the voice. Each class consists of Drama, singing and dancing.

+ Wed 24 Sept – 15:00-17:00 in Foxrock Parish Pastoral Centre, Foxrock
+ Thurs 25 Sept – 15:30-17:30 in Howth Road National School, Clontarf Road, Dublin 3
+ Fri 26 Sept – 15:30-17:30 in Rathfarnham Parish Centre, Rathfarnham Village, Dublin 14

For more information about the school or to book your place contact Jill on 087 2196516

www.speechdramadublin.com/

Discover Research Dublin

16:00 – 22:00, Fri 26 Sep

Trinity College, Dublin 2

Trinity College Dublin, in partnership with the Royal College of Surgeons invite to the second yearly “Discover Research Dublin” event. It is an awfully boring name, I agree, but the event sounds great: Think of a type of Culture Night that focuses on Research themes only!

On the evening of 26 Sept, you will have access to over 50 fun, interactive and free events and activities which will give you direct contact with researchers and a chance for discovery, questions and participation. The night is meant to challenge your perception about researchers and show you the creativity and innovation that exists in research across all disciplines. Activities are in four categories: Body Parts, Creativity in Research, Meet the Researchers and Living Thought/Thinking Life.

All events take place in Trintiy College or very nearby and some of the events are

+ Buff your Brain – Talk on how to keep your brain healthy
+ The Science behind the Smile – Meet Researchers in the Dental Hospital
+ Demonstration of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation – Brain Stimulation
+ Helping the Body to Heal Itself
+ Trinity Medical Graduates and World War 1
+ Robots with Personality
+ An Astronomical View
+ Meet the Researchers
+ Translation Slam
+ Dublin Language Garden
+ Skulls, Scripts and Censorship

The talks and demonstrations and performances look really interesting and if you have the slightest bit of interest in research and learning, check the Dublin Research Night out.
The website lists all events, but unfortuantely not sorted by time. Instead the events are subdivided by theme or catgory and then listed in what seems to be a random order.

discoverresearchdublin.com/

Dublin History Festival

17:30, Fri 26 Sep

Printworks Conference Centre, Dublin Castle, Dame Street, Dublin 2

The Dublin History Festival from 26 Sept – 08 Oct will offer you lots of talks about historical topics. The main event will be in Dublin Castle (Printworks) on 26-28 September. There will be three talks on Friday evening and more on Saturday and Sunday. The talks on Friday are:

+ Altered Pasts: counterfactuals in history – Sir Richard J. Evans in conversation with Diarmaid Ferriter at 17:30
+ Dublin: the making of a capital city – with David Dickson, Mary E. Daly, Colm Lennon and moderator Raymond Gillespie at 19:00
+ Killers of the King – Charles Spencer in conversation with Jane Ohlmeyer at 20:30

All talks are free, but ticketed and tickets are limited. So, if you are interested in history, go to www.dublinfestivalofhistory.ie/ and look through the long list of talks and then book as soon as possible.

www.dublinfestivalofhistory.ie/

Nutgrove Arts Festival

18:30, Fri 26 Sep

Nutgrove Shopping Centre, Nutgrove Avenue, Dublin 14

Nutgrove Arts Festival is an annual celebration of community arts and culture, taking place in the unique setting of Nutgrove Shopping Centre.

On Friday an Opening Ceremony with African Dance, Latvian Dance and a Corus Choir performance. Admission is free.

The festival brochure can be downloaded here,

www.nutgroveshoppingcentre.ie/Arts_Festival_2014/Default.3446.html

Street Stories Festival – Smithfield

19:00, Fri 26 Sep

Smithfield Plaza, Dublin 7

The Street Stories Festival will take place from Fri 26 – Sun 28 Sept in venues in Smithfield. There will be talks, live music, walking tours, stalls, films and exhibitions.

The event will start on Friday evening with a talk by David Jazay about his photographic story of inner city Dublin in the 1980s and ’90s. This will be followed by a music session in the Cobblestone.

You would like to know where the talk is taking place? Yes, me too! But I wasn’t able to find any details. Maybe it will be in the Cobblestone? And i am not even sure if the talk is free.

With some luck more information will become available on www.facebook.com/StoneybatterSmithfieldPeoplesHistoryProject

On Saturday there will be talks throughout the day on a whole range of subjects from the Mother and Baby homes, to Dublin in World War I, from Life in Medieval Smithfield to the Massacre in North King Street during the 1916 Rising and lots more.

On Saturday night ska/reggae band The Bionic Rats will perform in the Back Room of the Cobblestone, followed by a DJ.

Then on Sunday there will be walking tours and film screenings.

www.facebook.com/events/1483322235247371/

Cornucopia – Live Music

19:30 – 21:30, Fri 26 Sep

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

Electric Fridays – Open Mic

21:00, Fri 26 Sep

The International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

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

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

www.facebook.com/dubgoeselectric

Helena Byrne: “Ceol” – Album Launch

21:00, Fri 26 Sep

The Brazen Head. 20 Bridge Street Lower, Dublin 8

Helena Byrne will launch her debut album ‘Ceol’ on Friday. She will perform tracks from ‘Ceol’ and will also perform a selection of self-composed songs and classic Irish folk songs. Josh Johnston (piano) and Amy Ryan (Cello) will be joining here and there will also be some special guests. “Ceol” is a collection of her favourite Irish songs.

www.facebook.com/helenabyrneceol

Left, Right & Centre – Blues+Soul

21:00, Fri 26 Sep

Arthur’s Pub, 28 Thomas Street, Dublin 8

Left, Right & Centre will play their Blues+ Soul in Arthur’s Pub. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/ArthursPub

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Fri 26 Sep

Stillorgan Orchard, The Hill, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin

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

www.stillorganorchard.com/live_music.html

Ska ‘n’ Reggae with The Bionic Rats

21:00 – 02:30, Fri 26 Sep

Turks Head, 27 Parliament St, Dublin 2

“Ska ‘n’ Reggae” is the theme in the Dive Bar (downstairs in Turks Head) every Friday. The Bionic Rats play live and the DJs Tommy Rash and Fukszy are on the decks until late. Admission is free.

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

The Dublin City Rounders – Gig

21:00, Fri 26 Sep

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

The Dublin CIty Rounders are in Mother Reilly’s for a gig. Admission is free.

www.dublinsessions.ie/motherreillys.html

Guilty Party – Gig

22:00, Fri 26 Sep

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Guilty Party will play in Whelan’s and admission is free.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/live-from-the-window-w-guilty-party-2/

Night Howl / Tell No Fox / Little Xs for Eyes – Gigs

22:30, Fri 26 Sep

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

This gig with Night Howl, Tell No Fox and Little Xs for Eyes starts at midnight. Admission is free before 22:30 or if you sign up for the guest list.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/night-howl-w-tell-no-foxx-little-xs-for-eyes/

Events Coming Up

Dublin Mountains Partnership – Guided Walks

07 + 13 + 28 September

Every month the Dublin Mountain Partnership runs free guided walks in the Dublin Mountains on some Saturdays or Sundays during the month. In September there will be 3 walks. 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

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

Not free, but interesting nevertheless:

Dublin Theatre Festival: 25 Sept – 12 Oct

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

Male model for Boxers – WHY?

I don’t know if I am unique or if I am average in my ignorance about male models. I don’t know a single one and when I heard that one of the most famour male model is coming to Ireland to unveil his new range of briefs, boxers, vests and sleepwear, I had no idea who he is. And bad news – if you wanted to see him – he was here on Friday already (in M&S from 12:30).

But when I saw an article and some pictures about him and his visit to Ireland here, my WHO? question became a WHY? question.

Why is there a male model for briefs and boxers? Do men look at him and really think they will look LIKE him when they buy his clothing range? Or will (the majority) look at his picture and think “I don’t really fancy men, so why am I looking at a sparsely dressed male model? And why should that make me buy his stuff?”.

Did M&S really expect that men would flock to the shop to seem him promoting his stuff?

OR is this event and his whole clothing range maybe made for women who hope that if they buy his underwear for their male partners, these male partners will either turn into David Gandy or at least remind them of him? It MUST be that M&S thinks that we are not buying our boxers/briefs, but the women in our lives do.

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