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The "Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events)" is Dublin's most popular event magazine that focuses on the vast amount of cultural events for no admission charges. For more than 11 years it was a weekly e-mail magazine that listed, described and recommended 170-200 free cultural events in Dublin City and in the Greater Dublin area. Gigs, Festivals, Talks, Lectures, Exhibitions and much more for all age groups were included. After 600 editions, the Dublin Event Guide was semi-retired and now continues in a new format.

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

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

The newest Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) below was posted on 06 August 2022:


Dublin Event Guide 770: It is never too late! – Summer Sunday in Dame Street, Howth Root and Blues Festival, Donabate-Portrane Summer Festival, HER Outdoors Week

Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events)

It is never too late!

Summer Sunday in Dame Street, Howth Root and Blues Festival, Donabate-Portrane Summer Festival, HER Outdoors Week

Good Morning!

Summer Sunday in Dame Street, Howth Root and Blues Festival, Donabate-Portrane Summer Festival, HER Outdoors Week

When August arrived a few days ago, I thought of that saying. Time is just flying and out of all the plans for the year, not many or at least not enough got completed yet.

How is your year going? Remember these New Year’s Resolutions from more than 7 months ago? How are you progressing?

Still sticking to the diet? Still going to the gym? The cigarettes have been banned out of your life? I REALLY hope that things wet well for you! But if they didn’t then I have some GREAT news for you: It would have been great to start back in January and keep it up, but it is NEVER too late and today is the next best day to start again! So don’t give up! There are another 3 3/4 months before the end of the year. Use the time!

And if you had planned to go to MORE events this year than last year (because now you can again!) or to appreciate what Dublin has to offer more than before the lockdowns or to make sure that you get in lots of culture early in the year, just in case we will have another lockdown in autumn…. but it just didn’t work out yet, then go to more events from today (or tomorrow)!!

I mentioned that I am a Life/Success Coach and Business Coach in the context with my new e-mail newsletter and maybe you would expect that I am more “on the ball” because of that. But I am not, at least not in all areas. Yes, I did reliably send out 770 Dublin Event Guides over the last 15 years and that does require a good discipline and dedication, but the newsletter that I promised still hasn’t been sent. Maybe it was because YOU haven’t signed up yet!? ;-) Or maybe it is just one of the “unwashed children”? I will explain in the newsletter what the reason is!! ;-)

The newsletter will provide inspiration, motivation, help, support and ideas about how to be your best self and because I didn’t get started, you can STILL sign up if you are interested. The “Inspiring News” will be completely free and will be a service from my “Inspiring Leadership Academy” for everybody who is interested. To sign up, simply go to www.getthislink.com/InspiringNews (it will just take 20 seconds!) It will be good!! ;-)

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The great people that donated last week were Anita, Brendan, Eric, Rhona, Mareike, Annie, Martin, Juliana, Giovanna, Celina, Rachel, Kate, Basil! Thank you so much! Your donation will keep the Dublin Event Guide alive and will motivate me to continue week after week. I appreciate you and your support!

With the above counter you know at all times where we stand and when donating is needed. Donations keep the Dublin Event Guide alive and all donors will also get some additional bonuses. The first of those bonuses is described above.

Here are some more details about donations:
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And there is one other way to help and it is even free: If you come to www.DublinEventGuide.com and check out some of the ads and click on the ones that you find interesting, that also helps with a few cent! ?

Thank you!!

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“EPIC – The Irish Emigration Museum” (www.epicchq.com) are currently sponsoring the Dublin Event Guide and this section of the weekly newsletter will contain relevant information about events in general or about EPIC-related news and happenings.

+++ EPIC Explorers – Sensational Seagulls (Age 7-12)
16 August – 12:00 – EPIC, chq Building, Custom House Quay, Dublin 1 – Adm: EUR 5 (1 adult+1 child)
Have you ever been eye to eye with a seagull? What about seeing things from their perspective? Discover what life is really like for a Dublin gull in this creative art and writing workshop with artist Augustine O’Donoghue. Suitable for 7–12 years old, you’ll listen, learn and create, as you make a case for the gulls of the city! Can you squawk like a seagull? What would it be like to fly above Dublin port? What food would you scavenge off humans? Answer these questions and much more in the fun creative exercises, where you’ll craft a newspaper report from the gulls’ perspective to leave in the exhibition or take home with you.
More information is here: epicchq.com/event/epic-explorers-sensational-seagulls/ (Booking required)

+++ Master Mariners Camp – Summer Camp (Age 7-12)
15-17 August – 09:30-13:00 daily – EPIC, chq Building, Custom House Quay, Dublin 1 – Adm: EUR 60.00 for a 3 day ticket
Do you have what it takes to sail the seven seas? Find out in this camp for budding sailors, explorers and pirates alike!
In this interactive camp you will learn what it takes to survive at sea and work together to complete games, art, craft, writing and coding challenges to bring history to life!
This is an art and crafts based camp and children will be asked to complete a number of tasks using art materials. Day 1 and 2 will take place within EPIC, parts of Day 3 will take place on the Jeanie Johnston Sailing Ship located across the road from EPIC. More information is at epicchq.com/event/master-mariners-camp/ (Booking required)

Free events in Dublin this weekend…

Saturday 06 August

+ Car Boot Sales Tallaght 06:00-12:00 Tallaght Stadium, Whitestown Way, Tallaght, Dublin 24 www.facebook.com/irishcarboot
+ Supernatural Food Market – Food & Farmer’s Market 09:00-15:00 St Andrew’s Resource Centre, 114-116 Pearse St., Dublin 2 www.facebook.com/thesupernaturalfoodmarket
+ Airfield Estate Farmers’ Market 09:00-14:30 Airfield Estate, Overend Ave, Dundrum, Dublin 14 (lower car park) www.airfield.ie/farmers-market-at-airfield-estate
+ Honest2Goodness Market – Food & Farmers’ Market – 09:30-15:00 – 136a Slaney Close, Dublin Industrial Estate, Glasnevin, Dublin 11 www.facebook.com/GlasnevinMarket/
+ Rock, Paper, Scissors: Summer Holidays Programme for kids – Exhibition & Response Area for Age 5-12 – 10:00-12:30 & 14:00-16:30 The Ark, 11a Eustace St, Temple Bar, Dublin 2 ark.ie/events/view/rock-paper-scissors-public-programme
+ Glasnevin Indoor Market 10:00-14:00 Brooks Timber & Building Supplies Ltd, Ballyboggan Rd, Dublin 11 www.facebook.com/Glasnevin-Indoor-Market-107579840635438
+ Bushy Park Market – 30 stalls with hot food, artisan produce, crafters and makers 10:00-16:00 Bushy Park, Rathdown Avenue, Terenure, Dublin 6W www.facebook.com/bushyparkmarket
+ Highlights of the National Museum – Archaeology – Family Tour (Age 8+) 10:30+12:00 National Museum, Kildare Street, Dublin 2 www.museum.ie/en-IE/Museums/Archaeology/Events/2022/07-092022/Public-Tour-of-the-National-Museum-of-Ireland-(2)
+ Seamus Heaney: Listen Now Again – Exhibition Tour – National Library 11:00 Bank of Ireland Cultural and Heritage Centre, College Green (entrance via Westmoreland Street), Dublin 2 www.nli.ie/en/list/current-events.aspx
+ Urban Picnic in Corkagh Park – Farmer’s Market 11:00-17:00 Corkagh Park, Naas Road, Clondalkin, Dublin 22 www.facebook.com/UrbanPicnic.ie/
+ Kids’ Drop by Activities @ National Botanic Gardens – Gardening activities for kids aged 4 and older 11:00-12:00 + 15:30-16:30 National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9 botanicgardens.ie/calendar/
+ Temple Bar Food Market 11:00-16:00 Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2 www.templebarmarkets.com/foodmarket
+ Blackrock Market 11:00-17:30 Main Street, Blackrock, Co. Dublin www.facebook.com/BlackrockMarket/
+ Knot Bind Gesture Bend: Taking Shape – Drop-in creative workshops – National Gallery 11:30-15:30 National Gallery, Merrion Square, Dublin 2 www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on/knot-bind-gesture-bend-taking-shape-3
+ MASI Journal #2 Launch & Party: From Fear to Liberty – Movement of Asylum Seekers in Ireland – IMMA 12:00-18:00 Irish Museum of Modern Art, Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin 8 www.facebook.com/events/601907488121792
+ Gallery Tour: National Gallery 12:30-13:15 National Gallery, Merrion Square, Dublin 2 www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on

+ National Museum – Decorative Arts & History Summer Tour: Recovered Voices: Stories of the Irish at War: 1914-1915 13:00 National Museum, Collins Barracks, Benburb Street, Dublin 7 www.museum.ie/en-IE/Museums/Decorative-Arts-History/Events/2022/082022/Summer-Family-Tours-at-the-National-Museum-of-Irel
+ Themed Tour: Mental Health in Art – National Gallery 13:30-14:15 National Gallery, Merrion Square, Dublin 2 www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on/themed-tour-mental-health-art
++ Donabate – Portrane Summer Festival – Wild West Family Show, Vintage Carousel, Local Talent on Music Stage 14:00-22:00 Portrane Green, Quay Road, Portrane, Co. Dublin www.facebook.com/Donabate-Portrane-Summer-Festival-794684390593233
++ Howth Roots and Blues Festival – 33 Live gigs across 6 venues with Blues, Country, Bluegrass, Americana and Reggae – (Friday-Sunday) 14:00-00:00 various venues www.howthrootsandblues.com/progamme
+ Director’s Tour: The National Library of Ireland 14:00 National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2 www.nli.ie/en/list/current-events.aspx
+ Bolivian Party 2022 – Bolivian Independence Day – Food, Dance, Music, Raffle 14:30-20:30 Terenure Sports Club, 54 Terenure Road North, Terenure, Dublin 6W www.facebook.com/events/727601161688793
+ Highlights of the National Museum – Archaeology – Family Tour (Age 8+) 14:00+15:30 National Museum, Kildare Street, Dublin 2 www.museum.ie/en-IE/Museums/Archaeology/Events/2022/07-092022/Highlight-Tour-of-the-National-Museum-of-Irela-(3)
+ Public Tour – Chester Beatty Museum 14:00 Chester Beatty Museum, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dame Street, Dublin 2 chesterbeatty.ie/whats-on/free-public-tours/ (Booking required)
+ National Museum – Decorative Arts & History Summer Tour: Barracks to Museum: An Introduction to Collins Barracks 14:00 National Museum, Collins Barracks, Benburb Street, Dublin 7 www.museum.ie/en-IE/Museums/Decorative-Arts-History/Events/2022/082022/Summer-Family-Tours-at-the-National-Museum-of-Irel
+ Gallery Tour: National Gallery 14:30-15:15 National Gallery, Merrion Square, Dublin 2 www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on
+ Dun Laoghaire Anseo – Meet The Artists – Panel Talk 18:00-19:00 The Lighthouse, 88 George’s Street Lower, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin www.eventbrite.ie/e/395796266287 (Booking required)
+ International Folk Session at Hartigan’s 18:00-23:00 Hartigan’s, 100 Leeson Street Lower, Dublin 2 www.facebook.com/InternationalBalladGroup
+ Senzar, Okus, Fraught – Metal /Sludge Gigs – Fibber Magees 21:00-02:00 Fibber Magees, 80-81 Parnell St, Dublin 1 www.facebook.com/events/555054652632731/
+ Latin Fever – Dublin’s Latin Club with reggaeton, merengue, funk, electrolatino, pachangueo, dembow & more 21:00-02:30 River Bar, 1 Burgh Quay, Dublin 2 (adm free from 21:00-23:00) www.facebook.com/events/723285738921261
+ The Swing Beats – Gig 22:30 Tolka House Pub, 9a Glasnevin Hill, Glasnevin, Dublin 9 www.facebook.com/TolkaHousePubOfficial

Sunday 07 August

+ Car Boot Sale Ballymun 08:00-13:00 Ballymun Comprehensive School, Ballymun Road, Ballymun, Dublin 9 www.facebook.com/irishcarboot
+ Dundrum Clubhouse Yoga – Gym+Coffee 09:00-10:00 Gym+Coffee, Sandyford Road, Dundrum, Dublin 16 www.eventbrite.ie/e/393020704507 (Booking required)
+ Food and Craft Market – Farmleigh Estate 10:00-17:00 Farmleigh House and Estate, Castleknock end of Phoenix Park, Dublin 15 farmleigh.ie/calendar-of-events/
+ parkHIIT Phoenix Park – Resistance Training 10:00-10:30 DASH Container Cafe, Blackhorse Avenue, Dublin 7, D07 V663 Dublin 7 www.eventbrite.ie/e/parkhiit-phoenix-park-tickets-394046783537 (Booking required)
+ Glasnevin Indoor Market 10:00-16:00 Brooks Timber & Building Supplies Ltd, Ballyboggan Rd, Dublin 11 www.facebook.com/Glasnevin-Indoor-Market-107579840635438
+ Herbert Park Market – Food & Farmers’ Market 11:00-16:00 Herbert Park, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4 www.facebook.com/Herbert-Park-Market-405930226496273
+ Blackrock Market 11:00-17:30 Main Street, Blackrock, Co. Dublin www.facebook.com/BlackrockMarket/
+ St. Catherine’s Park Urban Market 11:00-17:00 St. Catherine’s Park, Lucan, Co. Dublin www.facebook.com/St.CatherinesParkUrbanMarket
+ Donabate-Portrane Summer Festival – Funfair, Craft Fair, Animal Show, Circus Show, Fun Races, Local Talent on Music Stage, Fireworks 11:30-22:00 Portrane Green, Quay Road, Portrane, Co. Dublin www.facebook.com/Donabate-Portrane-Summer-Festival-794684390593233
++ Summer Sunday on College Green & Dame Street – Traffic-free streets – Circus skills workshops, face painting, performers, stilt walkers, jugglers and outdoor furniture 12:00-16:00 Dame Street, Dublin 2 www.dublincity.ie/events/summer-sunday-traffic-free-day
+ Family Tour – National Gallery 12:30-13:15 National Gallery, Merrion Square, Dublin 2 www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on/family-tour

+ Gallery Tour: National Gallery 13:30-14:15 + 14:30-15:15 National Gallery, Merrion Square, Dublin 2 www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on
++ Howth Roots and Blues Festival – 33 Live gigs across 6 venues with Blues, Country, Bluegrass, Americana and Reggae – (Friday-Sunday) 14:00-21:30 various venues www.howthrootsandblues.com/progamme
+ Lucan Concert Band – Performance – Farmleigh House 14:00-16:00 Farmleigh House, Northern Edge of Phoenix Park, Dublin 15 farmleigh.ie/calendar-of-events/
+ National Museum – Decorative Arts & History Summer Tour: Recovered Voices: Stories of the Irish at War: 1914-1915 14:00 National Museum, Collins Barracks, Benburb Street, Dublin 9 www.museum.ie/en-IE/Museums/Decorative-Arts-History/Events/2022/082022/Summer-Family-Tours-at-the-National-Museum-of-(3)
+ Public Tour – Chester Beatty Museum 14:00 Chester Beatty Museum, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dame Street, Dublin 2 chesterbeatty.ie/whats-on/free-public-tours/ (Booking required)
+ Hugh Lane Gallery Public Tour 14:15 Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1 www.hughlane.ie/lectures/forthcoming-lectures/3525-sunday-tour-29-may-2022
+ National Museum – Decorative Arts & History Summer Tour: From Barracks to Museum: An Introduction to Collins Barracks 15:00 National Museum, Collins Barracks, Benburb Street, Dublin 9 www.museum.ie/en-IE/Museums/Decorative-Arts-History/Events/2022/082022/Summer-Family-Tours-at-the-National-Museum-of-(3)
+ Broken Biscuits – Gig – Hard Rock Cafe 17:00 Hard Rock Cafe, 12 Fleet Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2 www.facebook.com/events/1653562441686450
+ The Bionic Rats – Live Ska & Reggae Gig 19:30 Foggy Dew, 1 Upper Fownes St, Temple Bar, Dublin 2 www.eventbrite.ie/e/396503541767
+ Fireworks – Donabate-Portrane Summer Festival 21:00-22:00 Portrane Green, Quay Road, Portrane, Co. Dublin www.facebook.com/Donabate-Portrane-Summer-Festival-794684390593233
+ The Comedy Crunch – Comedy with Richie Bree, Edwin Sammon & more 21:00-22:45 Stag’s Head, 1 Dame Court, Dublin 2 www.facebook.com/thecomedycrunch
+ Dublin Blues Cartel – Gig – Whelan’s Front Bar 22:30 Whelan’s, 25 Wexford St, Dublin 2 www.whelanslive.com/event/the-dublin-blues-cartel-3/ (Adm free before 22:30)

And the free events for next week….

Monday 08 August

++ HER Outdoors Week – Outdoor Activities for Women from 08-14 August with more than 40 events in Greater Dublin www.sportireland.ie/heroutdoors
+ New Parents’ Tour – National Gallery 14:00-14:45 National Gallery, Merrion Square, Dublin 2 www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on/new-parents-tour
+ The Comedy Crunch – Comedy with Alan Hurley, Allie O’Rourke and others 21:00-22:45 Stag’s Head, 1 Dame Court, Dublin 2 www.facebook.com/thecomedycrunch

Tuesday 09 August

++ HER Outdoors Week – Outdoor Activities for Women from 08-14 August with more than 40 events in Greater Dublin www.sportireland.ie/heroutdoors
+ Rock, Paper, Scissors: Summer Holidays Programme for kids – Exhibition & Response Area for Age 5-12 – 10:00-12:30 & 14:00-16:30 The Ark, 11a Eustace St, Temple Bar, Dublin 2 ark.ie/events/view/rock-paper-scissors-public-programme
+ Kids’ Drop by Activities @ National Botanic Gardens – Gardening activities for kids aged 4 and older 11:00-12:00 + 15:30-16:30 National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9 botanicgardens.ie/calendar/
+ Wahey Ukulele – Ukulele workshops – Dublin City Libraries Summer Programme for Children 11:00-12:00 (for Age 7-9) & 12:30-13:30 (for Age 10-12) Central Library, ILAC Centre, Henry Street, Dublin 1 www.dublincity.ie/events/wahey-ukulele
+ Summer in the City – Storytelling and Collage Workshop – Age: 4-8 – Dublin City Libraries Summer Programme for Children 11:00 Phibsboro Library, Blacquiere Bridge, Off North Circular Road, Phibsboro, Dublin 7 www.dublincity.ie/residential/libraries/find-library/phibsboro-library (Booking required)
+ Transport STEM Lego workshop – Age: 7-12 – Dublin City Libraries Summer Programme for Children 11:00 Dolphin’s Barn, Parnell Road Dublin 12 www.dublincity.ie/events/transport-stem-lego-workshop (Booking required)
+ Knot Bind Gesture Bend: Playful Explorations – touch, sound and experiential based games and activities – National Gallery 12:00-16:00 National Gallery, Merrion Square, Dublin 2 www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on/knot-bind-gesture-bend-playful-explorations-2
+ National Museum – Decorative Arts & History Summer Tour: “Eileen Gray” 13:00+14:00 National Museum, Collins Barracks, Benburb Street, Dublin 9 www.museum.ie/en-IE/Museums/Decorative-Arts-History/Events/2022/082022/Summer-Family-Tours-at-the-National-Museum-of-(4)
+ Summer in the City – Storytelling and Crafte Workshop – Age: 5-10 – Dublin City Libraries Summer Programme for Children 14:30 Charleville Mall Library, North Strand, Dublin 1 www.dublincity.ie/events/summer-city-storytelling-and-craft-collage (Booking required)
+ Dinosaurs STEM Lego workshop – Age: 7-12 – Dublin City Libraries Summer Programme for Children 14:30 Terenure Library, Templeogue Road Dublin 6W www.dublincity.ie/events/dinosaurs-stem-lego-workshop (Booking required)
+ Dance Delights Workshops for adults – Richmond Barracks (2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Aug) 18:00 Richmond Barracks (Gymnasium), Off Bulfin Rd, Inchicore, Dublin 8 richmondbarracks.ticketsolve.com/ticketbooth/shows/1173627789
+ Low Light Sessions Presents: Ganzy Collective – Gig – support from Bug / Molly Buchan / Callum Wall – Button Factory 20:00-22:30 Button Factory (Crowbar), Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2 buttonfactory.ie/home/2022/8/9/low-light-sessions-presents-ganzy-collective
+ Ukulele Tuesday – Weekly Ukulele Meetup 20:00 Stag’s Head, 1 Dame Court, Dublin 2 www.facebook.com/UkuleleTuesday/

Wednesday 10 August

++ HER Outdoors Week – Outdoor Activities for Women from 08-14 August with more than 40 events in Greater Dublin www.sportireland.ie/heroutdoors
+ Rock, Paper, Scissors: Summer Holidays Programme for kids – Exhibition & Response Area for Age 5-12 – 10:00-12:30 & 14:00-16:30 The Ark, 11a Eustace St, Temple Bar, Dublin 2 ark.ie/events/view/rock-paper-scissors-public-programme
+ Highlights of the National Museum – Archaeology – Family Tour (Age 8+) 10:30+12:00 National Museum, Kildare Street, Dublin 2 www.museum.ie/en-IE/Museums/Archaeology/Events/2022/07-092022/Highlight-Tour-of-the-National-Museum-of-Irela-(4)
+ Colour Burst – storytelling and visual art workshop – Age: 2-4 – Dublin City Libraries Summer Programme for Children 10:30+12:00 Ballyfermot Library, Ballyfermot Road, Dublin 10 www.eventbrite.ie/e/371201332177 (Booking required)
+ Vroom-Town Storytime – Age: 4-7 – Dublin City Libraries Summer Programme for Children 11:00 Central Library, ILAC Centre, Henry Street, Dublin 1 www.dublincity.ie/events/vroom-town-storytime (Booking required)
+ Drop-In Workshop: Viking Artefact Detective – National Museum Archaeology 14:30-16:00 National Museum, Kildare Street, Dublin 2 www.museum.ie/en-IE/Museums/Archaeology/Events/2022/07-092022/Drop-In-Workshop-Viking-Artefact-Detective-(2)
+ Vroom-Town Storytime & Maze Fun – Age: 4-7 – – Dublin City Libraries Summer Programme for Children 14:30 Finglas Library, Finglas Village Centre, Jamestown Road, Finglas, Dublin 11 www.dublincity.ie/events/vroom-town-storytime-maze-fun (Booking required)
+ Guided Tour at Irish National War Memorial Gardens, Islandbridge 14:30 National War Memorial Gardens, off South Circular Road, Dublin 8 (Meeting point is inside the main gates) phoenixpark.ie/event/irish-national-war-memorial-gardens-islandbridge-free-wednesday-guided-tours/?instance_id=4189
+ Public Tour – Chester Beatty Museum 17:30 Chester Beatty Museum, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dame Street, Dublin 2 chesterbeatty.ie/whats-on/free-public-tours/ (Booking required)
+ Low Light Sessions Presents: Taylor Byrne – Gig – support from Josh Cahill – Button Factory 20:00-22:30 Button Factory (Crowbar), Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2 buttonfactory.ie/home/2022/8/10/low-light-sessions-presents-taylor-byrne
+ Bluegrass in the Batter with the Dangerfield Bluegrass Duo – Gig 20:00-22:00 Kavanagh’s Pub, 1 Aughrim Street, Stoneybatter, Dublin 7 www.facebook.com/DangerfieldBluegrass

Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events)

Thursday 11 August

++ HER Outdoors Week – Outdoor Activities for Women from 08-14 August with more than 40 events in Greater Dublin www.sportireland.ie/heroutdoors
+ Rock, Paper, Scissors: Summer Holidays Programme for kids – Exhibition & Response Area for Age 5-12 – 10:00-12:30 & 14:00-16:30 The Ark, 11a Eustace St, Temple Bar, Dublin 2 ark.ie/events/view/rock-paper-scissors-public-programme
+ Highlights of the National Museum – Archaeology – Family Tour (Age 8+) 10:30+12:00+14:00 +15:30 National Museum, Kildare Street, Dublin 2 www.museum.ie/en-IE/Museums/Archaeology/Events/2022/07-092022/Highlight-Tour-of-the-National-Museum-of-Irela-(5)
+ Guided Tour of Grangegorman Military Cemetery 11:00 Blackhorse Avenue, Dublin 7 (Meeting point is inside the cemetery gates) phoenixpark.ie/event/arbour-hill-cemetery-free-friday-guided-tours/?instance_id=4188
+ Wahey Ukulele – Ukulele workshops – Dublin City Libraries Summer Programme for Children 11:00-12:00 (for Age 7-9) & 12:30-13:30 (for Age 10-12) Central Library, ILAC Centre, Henry Street, Dublin 1 www.dublincity.ie/events/wahey-ukulele
++ Opera in the Open: La Fille du Régiment by Gaetano Donizetti – Outdoor Performance 13:00-14:00 Amphitheatre at Dublin City Council Civic Office, Wood Quay, Dublin 8 mailchi.mp/arts/operaintheopen2022
+ National Museum – Decorative Arts & History Summer Tour: “From Barracks to Museum: An Introduction to Collins Barracks” 17:30+18:30 National Museum, Collins Barracks, Benburb Street, Dublin 9 www.museum.ie/en-IE/Museums/Decorative-Arts-History/Events/2022/082022/Summer-Family-Tours-at-the-National-Museum-of-(5)
+ Knot Bind Gesture Bend: Conversations and Texture – Open dialogue, debates, tangents, stray thoughts and casual chats – National Gallery 18:00-19:00 National Gallery, Merrion Square, Dublin 2 www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on/knot-bind-gesture-bend-conversations-and-texture
+ Low Light Sessions Presents: Ellen Sleator – Gig – support from Daniel Clarke – Button Factory 20:00-22:30 Button Factory (Crowbar), Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2 buttonfactory.ie/home/2022/8/11/low-light-sessions-presents-ellen-sleator
+ Ma Thursdays Open Mic – Mother Reilly’s Bar 21:00-23:30 Mother Reilly’s Bar & Restaurant, 26 Upper Rathmines Road, Rathmines, Dublin 6 www.facebook.com/mathursdaysopenmi

Friday 12 August

++ HER Outdoors Week – Outdoor Activities for Women from 08-14 August with more than 40 events in Greater Dublin www.sportireland.ie/heroutdoors
+ Rock, Paper, Scissors: Summer Holidays Programme for kids – Exhibition & Response Area for Age 5-12 – 10:00-12:30 & 14:00-16:30 The Ark, 11a Eustace St, Temple Bar, Dublin 2 ark.ie/events/view/rock-paper-scissors-public-programme
+ Highlights of the National Museum – Archaeology – Family Tour (Age 8+) 10:30+12:00+14:00 +15:30 National Museum, Kildare Street, Dublin 2 www.museum.ie/en-IE/Museums/Archaeology/Events/2022/07-092022/Highlight-Tour-of-the-National-Museum-of-Irela-(6)
+ “Wise Women: Women, Power and the Otherworld in Irish Tradition” – Talk with folklorist Dr. Jenny Butler – Hugh Lane Gallery 10:30 Online www.hughlane.ie/lectures/forthcoming-lectures/3673-culture-club-12-august-2022 (Booking required)
+ Ciarán O’Keeffe – BASIC TALKS with leading contemporary practitioners – Hugh Lane Gallery 13:00-14:00 Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1 www.hughlane.ie/lectures/forthcoming-lectures/3708-basic-talks-12-august-2022 (Booking required)
+ Guided Tour of Arbour Hill Cemetery 14:30 Arbour Hill Cemetery, Arbour Hill, Stoneybatter, Dublin 7 (Meeting point is inside the cemetery gates) phoenixpark.ie/event/arbour-hill-cemetery-free-friday-guided-tours/?instance_id=4188
+ Colm Lynch + Special Guests – Gig – Soft Rock Classics 19:00-21:00 Hard Rock Hotel, 18 Exchange Street Upper, Dublin 8 www.facebook.com/events/1086498125259577
+ Whelan’s Trad & Folk Festival 2022: Jiggy + Tradalac – Gig (Fri-Sun) 20:00 Whelan’s, 25 www.whelanslive.com/event/whelans-trad-folk-festival-2022/ (Adm free before 22:30)
+ Monjola – Gig – Workman’s Club 20:00-23:00 The Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay. Dublin 2 www.eventbrite.ie/e/387415619547 (Booking required)

And there is more…

+++ Natural History Museum partially re-opened!
After two long long years, the Natural History Museum, also known as the “Dead Zoo” has re-opened its doors on Tuesday 02 August. The museum was closed for renovation and the works is still not completed, but the ground floor has been re-opened and at least some part will therefore be accessible again.
Admission will remain free, but different to before, you will now need to book a timed ticket to access the museum. A visit is expected to take approx. 45 minutes.
All details are here www.museum.ie/en-IE/Museums/Natural-History/Visitor-Information/Reopening-FAQs Since large parts of the museum will stay closed, it will take another good while until events will return, but it is great that the museum is open again.

+++ Summer Sunday on College Green & Dame Street
It sounds good at first! It is summer, it is Sunday and there will get a great festival in the city centre on College Green and Dame Street with no traffic. We imagine music, street performance, a market, food stalls and a great atmosphere. Only problem is that this is probably not what will happening. :-(
Dublin City describes it as “…on-street entertainment and free family-fun. The event will have a colourful carnival theme with performers, stilt walkers and jugglers. […] There will be lots to see and do like a ride on an antique carousel, circus skills workshops, face painting and lots of outdoor furniture to relax and take in the sights or eat a picnic with sounds and aromas of summer floating through the air.”
That’s it as described in this Press Release www.dublincity.ie/events/summer-sunday-traffic-free-day
Regrettably, previous events were really just that a couple of stilt walker, A juggler and a few benches where you can sit down and eat what you brought. That’s it! NO market, NO street performance, NO music, NO food stalls and not much atmosphere.
I sooooo hope that I am TOTALLY and COMPLETELY wrong! But Dublin City Council people have an odd understanding of “summer fun”.
This is what we should do: We should ALL go there and check it out. And if it is great, let’s praise Dublin City and thank them. But if it is not great, let’s tell them as well! Why? Because that is the only chance that the next event will be better!
See you in Dame Street on Sunday! ;-)

+++ Low Priced Books (with free delivery)
Book Depository is the place where you can buy low priced books, usually for better prices than on Amazon and Book Depository always delivers for free. And by buying books from Book Depository you will also help the Dublin Event Guide for no additional cost to you. Use this link: shor.by/BookDepository
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+++ Howth Roots and Blues Festival
The Howth Roots and Blues Festival will take place this weekend until Sunday 07 August. More than 30 gigs will happen in a range of venues across Howth. The venues are The Summit Inn, McNeills, The Bloody Stream, The Harbour Bar, Findlaters, The Waterside and O’Connells. The full programme is here www.howthrootsandblues.com/progamme

+++ Street artists in Dun Laoghaire in August
From 03-14 August some of the best street artists from Ireland and abroad will come to Dun Laoghaire to create art on the streets. While Dublin City brings street artists of amazing pieces of art to court, is Dun Laoghaire welcoming them to beautify the town with their bold and bright designs to the walls of the town. The event is called Dun Laoghaire Anseo and if i can find out more, I will let you know over the next little while. www.dlrcoco.ie/en/dlanseo

+++ LEARN A NEW SKILL WITH ONLINE COURSES
Is there ever a wrong time for learning a new skill or enhancing what you are already interested in? Maybe it is a language or an instrument or some technical skills? Or NLP or some Business related “soft skills”? Check out Udemy via the link below, they have thousands of courses and there is good chance that what you are looking for is available. Nearly all the courses are REALLY affordable!
The lowest price most of the time is EUR 12.99, so definitely do-able. Occasionally it goes even below that and I will mention it here when I find out. Check out the website at shor.by/GqCk And if you buy through that link, you also help the Dublin Event Guide! :-)

+++ HER Outdoors Week – Outdoor Activities for Women
From 08-14 August the second HER Outdoors Week will take place in Ireland. Last year more than 250 events took place nationwide and nearly 5,000 women took part. The week is organised by Sports Ireland and is a great idea! The only thing that puzzles is why Sports Ireland refers to women constantly as “females” instead of “women”.
In the Greater Dublin Area there are around 40 events. You will find Outdoor Yoga, Cycling, Orienteering, Rowing, Fitness Classes, Outdoor Spin Classes, Outdoor Kettlebell Classes, Strength and Conditioning, Walks etc. Check the programme via www.sportireland.ie/heroutdoors
(Tip: When you search for events on the map, initially increase the distance at the top and then reduce it again.)

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

Take care,

–Joerg (dublineventguide@gmail.com)

 


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