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Event Guide for free Events in Greater Dublin

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

The Dublin Event Guide is a non commercial initiative and is published by Joerg Steegmueller, it has currently more than 24,000 readers and hundreds more join every month. You too can subscribe for free on the right here -->>

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

The newest Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) below was posted on 15 December 2018:


Dublin Event Guide 600: Christmas Markets AND Farewell from the Dublin Event Guide!

DEG Dublin Event Guide (for free events)

No. 600 | 14 December 2018

Subscribers: 24,150

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Hi all!

After more than 11 years and 600 continuous weeks of creating Dublin Event Guides, this is it – at least in the current form. This is the last edition of the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) and ironically with this last edition I had soooo many technical problems that the sending was delayed by more than 2 hours. :-O
Thanks for being with me on this path for the last few years! Thanks for your support! Thanks for your donations and on behalf of the event organisers of free events in Dublin: Thanks for coming to all these events. But importantly don’t stop! You hopefully now know lots more venues that run free events and you should go regularly. For yourself, your cultural enrichment and for your happiness and also to support the people that run free events. Have a great time and I will see you around!! :-) (Check the Dublin News for a bit more information about the retirement of the Dublin Event Guide.)

The donations over the last few weeks didn’t stop so that we brought the bill down to just around EUR 25 and I am more than happy to sort that! :-) Thanks sooo much for all your help. In future the cost will be lower and I hope to cover that mainly through bits of advertisement and my own money. But if you feel now is the time to donate a few cent because you got great benefit from the Dublin Event Guide, you can still do that herePayPal here

And don’t forget that you can also help without spending a cent of your own money, if you buy through the advertisement links that are in the Dublin Event Guide or that are on the Dublin Event Guide Shopping Page at www.DublinEventGuide.com/shop If you want to buy from Groupon or LivingSocial or Amazon or Bookdepository or eBay or Asos or PrettyLittleThing or SportsDirect, just go to that website and click on the relevant link and it will bring you to the right place. The company you buy from will take 5-8% out of their profit (depending on the company) and will reward the Dublin Event Guide for promoting that company. But importantly you don’t pay more! Here are the links: www.dublineventguide.com/shop Thanks for using this page!

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And here is a great opportunity to help the Dublin Event Guide for absolutely no cost to you:

Without putting your hand in your pocket at all you can help the Dublin Event Guide! Just use the ad links in the Dublin News Section and the banner ads in other sections as often as possible when you buy/order goods. If you buy goods immediately (in the same session) after clicking on a link/ad that you find in this publication (for example for Groupon, LivingSocial, Amazon, Book Depository, LastMinute etc), then you help the Dublin Event Guide everytime.
This is how it works: The company you buy from will give a small commission (5-8%) to the Dublin Event Guide as a thanks for pointing you in their direction. This might only be 30 cent a go, but if many of you did it every time you buy something online, then it could make a big dent into the EUR 240 needed. Importantly, you do not pay more, but the merchant accepts a slightly smaller profit. So clicking on these ads is helping everybody! Thanks!

Have an event-full weekend and week,

–Joerg

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Feel good slot

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

This week’s Feel Good Slot is appropriate to the retirement of the Dublin Event Guide. As I explained before, it is not a complete end, but it is an end of sorts. So I am quoting Marshall Goldsmith, American leadership coach and author. He said/a>

The last thing I say on most phone calls is not, ‘Goodbye,’ but, ‘Thank you.’ -Marshall Goldsmith

By the way, since this is the last Dublin Event Guide, there might be a few people that like and would like to continue to get selected Feel Good Slot quotes and video clips and occasionally some motivational other posts. I do regularly get mails from people that tell me they read the Dublin Event Guide mainly for the Feel Good Slot. :-) If you want to continue getting posts from me every now and then that deal with motivation, life, feeling good etc, then send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with the Subject FEEL GOOD. I have not made a plan for a new newsletter ;-), BUT I come across cool and interesting quotes and content regularly and I could easily just share it with you if you are interested.

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Support

Now that things are winding down and the Dublin Event Guide is going into retirement, I won’t ask you for any further support, but I want to thank each and everyone who helped over the last 600 weeks from the bottom of my heart. Without your help, the Dublin Event Guide could not have continued that long, So thank you very very much.

To cover the cost of the Dublin Event Guide EUR 240 per month was needed and I just asked for EUR 12 from generous donors. If EVERYONE who subscribed had donated just EUR 1 OR if every Facebook Follower had donated just EUR 1, the Dublin Event Guide would not retire! But regrettably only less than 1% of all readers were so generous that they helped and for that reason it was a permanent struggle to cover the bills!

Going forward, I will fund the irregular e-mails to you myself, but it would be great if you could click on ads and buy through the ads in this and the future post-retirement Event Guides. I won’t say NO to donations here, but I won’t keep begging like in the past! ;-)

You can donate online by following this link and then Paypal will not subtract any fees, or if you want to use your CreditCard and the previous link doesn’t work for you ou can use this donation page. If you want to transfer your donation directly to my account, just send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com and I will send you the details.

Last week Ieva B, Paula R, Lorraine M, Amanda L, Sean S, Karen A, Cormac F, Zelie McG and Lisa C were so great to help with a very much needed donation. Thanks! Every cent counts and without all these contributions the Dublin Event Guide won’t continue.

In the last 12 months the following wonderful people have sponsored this Dublin Event Guide:
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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 guarantee 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.

Last week of the Dublin Event Guide and again the only firm recommendation is CHRISTMAS MARKETS! or rather “Markets at Christmas”. ;-)

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Competitions

The Casablanca Club – New Jazz Venue in Dublin – Dinner for 2 Competition – Winner

Prize: Dinner for 2 + wine in the Casablanca Club.

To launch and promote the brand new Casablanca Club, a Jazz venue in the Moroccan restaurant “Marrakesh by Mindo”, the organisers had made THREE “Dinner for 2 + wine” available for a competition in the Dublin Event Guide.

Marrakesh by Mindo is in 121-122 Capel Street, Dublin 1 and the Casablanca Club will be open every Thursday to Saturday from 20:00-22:30 and on Sunday from 17:00-19:30.

The Club is Dublin’s only Piano & Cocktail Bar for Jazz, Soul & Lounge Music and there will be live music every weekend. The design is themed around the iconic Casablanca movie and you are invited to come in your vintage dress.

To book a table, ring 01 878 8988 and the Jazz Hotline is 087 287 8755

Also in the same restaurant (in the basement) are some Karaoke Rooms. So you can start your evening with a great dinner of delicious Moroccan Food while listening to cool, live Jazz and Soul music and afterwards you can let your inner Pop Star make an appearance in the Karaoke part of the same restaurant. There is something for everyone!

The final winner of that great price is Leslie Coffey! Congratulations!

www.facebook.com/marrakeshmindo/

Cinderella Panto – Ticket Competition

Sunday 06 January – 14:30
Liberty Hall Theatre, 1 Eden Quay, Dublin 1

Tempus Productions is bringing the Cinderella Panto to the Liberty Hall Theatre. There will be 12 performances from 19 December until 06 January and the list of all performances is below. Tickets will be available on www.libertypanto.com and they are prices at EUR 19.50.

And this is what the organisers told me:
“It’s that time of year. Dublin City is rammed, there are fewer choccies left in your advent calendar, and you’ve already lost your granny twice in Arnotts. But, this Christmas, the Liberty Hall Theatre has got its tinsel back. Yep, there’s a panto coming to the Liberty Hall Theatre Dublin 2018. It’s ‘Cinderella’. Praise be to Santa!
Pantomime factory Tempus Productions has splashed out. Their production pulls out all the stops, boasting a star-studded cast this year including John Lovett (Red Rock, The Tudors & Panto Dame extraordinaire) and Eric Lalor (Comedian & Fair City Bad Guy)
But is this a triumphant return to the North-side of the Liffey to one of the best venues in town? You’ll have to wait and see.
Join us this year to see if poor old Cinders will get to the ball. That’s if her two ugly stepsisters Whitney & Britney are not up to their usual tricks. But, with the help of her faithful friend Buttons and the Magical Fairy G, it can only be fantastic.
What more could a panto ask for I hear you say?
Well get your tickets soon for the Fairy Godmother of all pantomimes to find out!
“Where will we go?…to the Liberty Panto! See you there!!!”

And for two Dublin Event Guide reader families there is a super price available: Each winner gets 2 Adult + 2 Children tickets for the performance on Sunday 06 January at 14:30.

To enter the competition, send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with your name and mobile phone number in the body of the mail and with CINDERELLA in the subject line. Your entry has to be with me by 15:00 on 19 December. The winner will be announced on the Dublin Event Guide Facebook page.

www.libertypanto.com

List of Performances:

Preview – December 19th 7.30pm
Preview – December 20th 7.30pm

Opening Night – Friday 21st December 7.30pm
Saturday 22nd December 2.30pm
Saturday 22nd December 7.30pm
Sunday 23rd December 2.30pm
Wednesday 2nd January 7.30pm
Thursday 3rd January 7.30pm
Friday 4th January 7.30pm
Saturday 5th January 2.30pm
Saturday 5th January 7.30pm

Sunday 6th January 2.30pm

More competitions to come soon!

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Do you enjoy free events? Does it help you to find out about all these free events simply in one e-mail magazine or on one website? Does the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) deliver all this for you and maybe even more? In that case, you probably also would want it to continue forever, right?

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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When you click on the link and then buy, your books/products/holidays etc cost exactly the same as if you went to the website directly. But if you go via the links above, the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) will get 5-8% of what you spend as a commission. That’s not a lot, but if you and lots of other people used that link every time, it would amount to a fair amount of crucially important money. Use the links often, actually EVERY time you buy from the relevant site, not just once!

Giving money for free! That’s how easy it is. ;-) THANK YOU!!!

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See you!! The last 11.5 years were great!

Yes, that’s it now! After 11.5 years together and 600 editions, the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) is – at least in the current form – reaching you the last time. If you want to stay in touch, come to the Facebook Page at www.fb.comDublinEventGuide where I plan to continue letting you know about events. The long e-mail in its current form will be gone, but every now and then I will still send a mail to all 24,000 subscribers when I come across some good events or worthwhile news. So I won’t be gone completely.

But importantly, after today, there won’t be a weekly long list of free events sent to you anymore and that also means that I can’t post the daily event reminders on Facebook (because I won’t anymore about ALL the events that are happening.). And in case you still used the webapp or maybe even the old iPhone app,, unfortunately that won’t be updated anymore either.

If you want to stay in tocuh with me directly. you will find me here

www.facebook.com/joerg.steegmueller or on
www.linkedin.com/in/joergsteegmueller or on (brand new!)
www.instagram.com/joergsteegmueller/

THANK YOU for the great 11.5 years together. Thank you for all your support and a special thank you to all the people that financially supported the Dublin Event Guide. I didn’t make any money from it, but without your support, I would not have been able to continue! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

Now it is off to new adventures and we will probably see each other at some events in Dublin in the future! :-)

Dublin Christmasmarkets Website

To help you and your friends and families find your way around the Christmas Markets in Dublin, I created a few years ago a website at www.DublinChristmasMarkets.com and this website is again updated for 2018, so you can check out there what markets are coming up in the run up to Christmas.

You might know that I am a bit of a Christmas Market purist and am extremely disappointed with what Dublin manages to put together. With that in mind, I would say that most (if not all) of the “Christmas Markets” on that list are actually “Markets at Christmas”, but not real Christmas Markets. But decide for yourself!

And if you wonder which markets I would recommend: I have heard good things about Winterval in Waterford but was never there myself. So the only market that I would definitely recommend is the one in Belfast! :-O

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Opportunities

The former “Opportunities” section is now the place where the weekly event map from Energia was featured, but this map is now going into hibernation until spring.

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 visualartists.ie/whats-on/events-in-leinster-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.

Prix Pictet Space – Photography Exhibition

16 Nov – 20 Jan (Tue-Sat: 11:00-18:00, Sun+Mon: 13:00-18:00)

Gallery of Photography, Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

The theme for the seventh cycle of the Prix Pictet is Space. Prix Pictet is a global photography prize and the 12 shortlisted photographers explore marine pollution, migration, overpopulation and the planet’s great wilderness.

Admission is free. The launch is happening on Thurs 15 Nov from 17:00-22:00 and you are invited to that as well.

www.facebook.com/events/164517484228340/

Lustre & InFlux

27 Sept – 08 Jan (10:00-17:00)

Farmleigh House, Castleknock end of Phoenix Park, Dublin 15

Lustre & InFlux is an exhibition of innovative work of Ireland’s newest goldsmithing and ceramic graduates of the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland’s Centres of Excellence in Jewellery and Goldsmithing and in Ceramics in Kilkenny.

Lustre showcases beautiful pieces designed and made by the most recent graduates of the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland’s Centre of Excellence in Jewellery & Goldsmithing, work in gold, silver, platinum and gemstones. A highlight of the exhibition is an exquisite collection of ten Fabergé-style eggs.

InFlux shows the results of two years of training in all aspects of ceramics skills and design at DCCoI’s Centre of Excellence in Ceramics which is based in Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny. ‘Flux’ in ceramics describes a material that will cause silica, which has a natural melting point of 1700°C, to melt at a lower temperature thus forming ceramic glazes. In general terms, the word ‘flux’ also means continuous change and movement and can be applied to the development of ideas and designs and best describes the diversity of this work.

Admission is free.

farmleigh.ie/event/lustre-and-influx/?instance_id=173

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Car Boot Sales – Tallaght

08:00 – 12:00, Sat 15 Dec

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/

Christmas Markets in Dublin – Comprehensive List

08:45, Sat 15 Dec

Dublin (various locations)

To help you with your Christmas entertainment and Christmas shopping, the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) has a comprehensive list of all (free) Christmas Markets in Greater Dublin for you!

Check it out at www.dublinchristmasmarkets.com and tell all your friends!

If you are involved with any Christmas Market that is not listed there, just send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with the subject XMAS and I will look at your event and include it in the list if it fits.

www.dublinchristmasmarkets.com/

Honest2Goodness Food Market

09:30 – 16:00, Sat 15 Dec

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

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

www.honest2goodness.ie

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

09:30 – 13:00, Sat 15 Dec

Malahide Park, Dublin Road, Malahide, Co. Dublin

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

A whole range of Parkruns take place every week:
+ Malahide Park, Dublin Road, Malahide, Co. Dublin
+ Cabinteely Park, Old Bray Road, Cabinteely, Dublin 18
+ Shanganagh Park, Shankill, Co. Dublin
+ Marlay Park, Grange Road, Rathfarnham, Dublin, Co. Dublin
+ St. Anne’s Park, Raheny, Dublin 5
+ Father Collins Park, Donaghmeade/Clongriffin, Dublin 13
+ Tymon Park, Tallaght, Dublin 24
+ Bushy Park, Terenure, Dublin 6
+ Corcagh Park, Clondalkin, Dublin 22
+ Tolka Valley Park, Finglas South, Dublin 11
+ Porterstown Park, Castleknock, Dublin 15
+ Bricksfield Park, Crumlin Road, Dublin 12

www.parkrun.ie/

Phoenix Park Christmas Events

09:30 – 17:00, Sat 15 Dec

Phoenix Park Visitor Centre, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

A live crib will be in the Courtyard of the Visitor Centre from 09:30-17:00 and at 13:00 a choir will sing Christmas songs.

Admission is free.

phoenixpark.ie/event/christmas-programme-2018/?instance_id=3824

SuperNatural Food Market

09:30 – 15:30, Sat 15 Dec

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 – Food/Farmer’s Market

09:30 – 16:00, Sat 15 Dec

A1 Bluebell Business Centre, Old Naas Road, Dublin 12

The Green Door Market is an indoor food/Farmer’s Market that many know from when it was located at Newmarket Square. Due to the redevelopment at Newmarket Square it had to move and is now on the Old Naas Road, opposite the entrance to the Royal Liver Retail Park. At the new location they are also open on Sundays.

Opening hours are Tue-Fri 12:00-19:00, Sat 09:30-16:00 and also Sunday 11:00-17:00.

www.facebook.com/thegreendoordublin

Belgard Weekend Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 15 Dec

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

Christmas at Farmleigh House

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 15 Dec

Farmleigh House, Castleknock end of Phoenix Park, Dublin 15

Over three weekends (01+02 / 08+09 / 15+16 December) Farmleigh House will invite you and your children to their Christmas Programme.

There will be lots of activities for children and adults, including a Christmas Food & Craft Market, Puppet Shows, Carol Singing etc. The schedule for Saturday is here:

+ Christmas Food & Craft Markets, Farmyard 10:00-17:00
+ Festive Crib, Outdoors 10:00-17:00
+ Festive Barbershop Melodies with The Mellowchords, Outdoors 14:00-16:00
+ Christmas Puppet Show in The Cowshed Theatre (30 min) at 12:00+13:45+15:30
+ Storytelling for Children in The Old Kitchen (45 min) at 12:45+14:30+16:15
+ Christmas Carol Singing with the Brook Singers, in The Ballroom at 13:30+14:00+14:30+15:00

The Puppet Show, the Storytelling and the Christmas Carol Singing are free but ticketed and tickets will be available in the Motor House on a first-come, first-served basis.

Admission is free.

farmleigh.ie/event/christmas-programme-3/?instance_id=183

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 16:00, Sat 15 Dec

Jamestown Market, 90 Jamestown Road, Inchicore, Dublin 8

Jamestown Flea Market + Car Boot Sale takes place every Sat+Sun from 10:00-16:00. (Come early, though! It seems that traders already start packing up around 15:30.) You can reach the market 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/

Marlay Park Market

10:00 – 16:00, Sat 15 Dec

Marlay Park, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16

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

www.dlrcoco.ie/en/parks-outdoors/markets

Neapolitan Christmas Crib – Dublin Castle

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 15 Dec

Dublin Castle, Dame Street, Dublin 2

A Neapolitan Crib is on display in Francis Johnston’s Chapel Royal at Dublin Castle on Saturday and Sunday. The crib has been illuminated for the festive season.

Opening hours are 10:00-10:45 / 11:30-13:15 / 14:15-15:15 / 16:00-17:00

Admission is free.

www.dublincastle.ie/event/neapolitan-christmas-crib/?instance_id=270

Temple Bar Markets

10:00 – 16:30, Sat 15 Dec

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

The Story of the Capital – Exhibition in Dublin City Hall

10:00 – 17:15, Sat 15 Dec

City Hall, Dame Street, Dublin 2

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

To celebrate the Easter Rising Anniversary, admission to that exhibititon was free in 2016, but lucky for us, Dublin City decided to also waive the admission charge for 2018.

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

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

Áras an Uachtaráin – Tour

10:15, Sat 15 Dec

Phoenix Park Visitor Centre, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

Áras an Uachtaráin is the residence of the President of Ireland in the middle of Phoenix Park. It started as a modest brick house for the Phoenix Park Chief Ranger in 1751, was then turned into th ‘occasional residence’ for the Lords-Lieutenant and gradually evolved into a huge mansion. After Ireland gained independence it was turned after 1937 into the residence of the Irish president.

Every Saturday a number of public tours take place and admission is free. Tickets will be issued at the Phoenix Park Visitor Centre on the day, on a first come, first served basis. Group and/or advance booking is not possible.

The tours will be at 10:15, 11:30, 12:45, 14:00 and 15:15 and take approx. 1 hour.

phoenixpark.ie/tours/

Art, Bites, Crafts – Drumcondra Market

10:30 – 15:30, Sat 15 Dec

Arts and Business Campus, 40 Drumcondra Road Lower

The Drumcondra Village Market is now the “Art, Bites, Crafts Drumcondra Market”. And as you guessed it, it is an arts and crafts fair in the centre of Drumcondra. :-) There will also be some food and music.

The market is open on Saturday and Sunday from 10:30-15:30.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/abcdrumcondramarket

Blackrock Market

11:00 – 17:30, Sat 15 Dec

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/

Dun Laoghaire Christmas Market

11:00 – 19:00, Sat 15 Dec

Pavilion Quarter, The Metals, Seafront, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

The Dun Laoghaire Christmas Market will open on 24 November and run until 23 December every Friday from 12:30-19:00 and on Saturday and Sunday from 11:00-19:00. The market area is not huge, it goes along the “Metals”, which is from the Dun Laoghaire’s MarineRoad near the City Hall (40 Foot Pub) towards the LexiCon library along the Queen’s Road, along the harbour.

There will be a number of stalls with art and craft and seasonal food. A Vintage Funfair with Ferris Wheel will run in parallel with the Christmas Market.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/dlrevents/

Greystones Harbour Christmas Market

11:00 – 17:00, Sat 15 Dec

Greystones, Co. Wicklow

The “Greystones Art & Photography Exhibition” is inviting to a Christmas Market on 01+02+08+09+15+16+22+23 Dec from 11:00-17:00

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/504816563366486/

Live Animal Crib @ Mansion House

11:00 – 17:00, Sat 15 Dec

Mansion House, Dawson St, Dublin 2

The Live Animal Crib at Mansion House is a yearly Christmas feature. It will be open until Christmas Eve and is brought to you in association with the Irish Farmers Association.

And just in case you are worried: The animals in the crib are brought there in the morning and brought back home in the evening, so they are looked after well.

Admission is free, but donations for the charity “Mansion House Fuel Fund” are appreciated.

The crib will be open from Wed 12 Dec until Sun 23 Dec from 11:00-17:00 and on 24 Dec from 11:00-13:00.

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Sat 15 Dec

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

The National Gallery has an extensive programme of free talks, public tours and Art Documentary screenings every day of the week. Currently there is at least one free tour every day. Check their website for details. Some special events will be listed separately.

Admission to the gallery and to most events is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on

A Fabulous Market

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 15 Dec

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

On the first Saturday every month, the “A Fabulous Market” will take place in the George Bar in South Great George’s Street and the December version of this market is the Fabulous Christmas Market. But to make sure that you have TWO chances to buy Christmas Presents at this market, they will be back with a second edition in December on 15 December.

You will find all sorts of art and crafts at the market

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/AFabulousMarketdublin/

Inti macy – Science Gallery Exhibition

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 15 Dec

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

The current exhibition in the Science Gallery is called “Inti macy” and it will run from 19 October until 24 February. (You probably see that there is a space in the middle of the exhibition title. That is to trick any spam filter that doesn’t like too private or personal words. In the following text I will use “Personal Connection” as a replacement title.)

The exhibition is looking at Personal Space and Personal Connection. What does it mean to be connected? And what really is connection? Can we connect virtually or does it have to be real?

Some of the most interesting exhibits are:

+ Companion Cat and Robot Flatmate
+ Hello Machine, a phone system for spontaneous conversations with strangers
+ Measure your Personal Space
+ A virtual reality system that allows visitors to experience the world through the eyes and body of another person.

The website below lists all exhibits and provides some explanation so that you can either before or after your visit check further details.

All Science Gallery exhibitions are suitable for ALL ages, even younger children will be able to take part/follow. Some of the exhibits need a bit more of an age-appropriate explanation for younger kids than others, but nearly everything can be simplified for kids.

I strongly suggest to use the help of the amazing mediators, who can explain everything you see, especially if you don’t want to read all the explanations that are next to every exhibit.

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

Admission is free.

dublin.sciencegallery.com/intimacy/

Mart’s Christmas Market

12:00 – 19:00, Sat 15 Dec

The MART, 190a Rathmines Road Lower, Rathmines, Dublin 6

The MART Gallery Christmas Market will be in the Old Fire Station in Rathmines.

Admission is free.

www.mart.ie/market/

Dublin Flea Christmas Market

12:30 – 18:30, Sat 15 Dec

Point Village, East Wall Road, Dublin 1

The Dublin Flea Christmas Market is back and this year it will run over two weekends and again from Thursday until Sunday. It will happen again at the Point Village, in the same building where the cinema is. Admission is free and the opening hours are Thurs + Fri 12:30-18:30. The two market weekends are 06-09 December and 13-16 December.

At each weekend there will be approx. 140 stalls at the market, but the second weekend will have DIFFERENT stalls than the first, so don’t just go on once weekend and think you are done. You have to come the second weekend as well. ;-)

This is the biggest Christmas Market in Dublin this year. It is an indoor market in a modern building, so not really comparable to the Christmas Markets I keep raving about (and which we don’t have in Ireland), but at least it is a “big market at Christmas”.

Parking is a problem in the area. There is a multistorey car park, but it is pricey and limited in space. So if possible come by LUAS.

www.dublinchristmasflea.ie/

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Sat 15 Dec

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/

Sketching Tour – National Gallery

13:30 – 14:30, Sat 15 Dec

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

A Sketching tour will take place on Saturday. Explore the Gallery’s collection and beautiful architecture on this free sketching tour. No artistic ability required. All materials provided.

Admission is free. Meet at the Merrion Square information desk.

www.nationalgallery.ie/sketching-tour-4

Chester Beatty Library – Guided Tour

14:00, Sat 15 Dec

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

Every Saturday a free guided tour will take place in the Chester Betty Library. The tour starts at 14:00.

In addition there is another free tour every Wednesday at 13:00 and one on Sundays at 15:00

www.cbl.ie/Plan-A-Visit/What-s-On.aspx

Floats in the Aether – Amanda Coogan – Performance

14:30 – 15:15, Sat 15 Dec

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

Floats in the Aether is a performance by Amanda Coogan in the National Gallery. The performance moves through the Gallery. The National Gallery of Ireland choir will also be part of this performance.

Floats in the Aether is an ambitious, large-scale performance comprising a series of events involving over 100 women and girls of different backgrounds and social contexts. In each event, Coogan will lead a silent, slow-moving, choreographed procession through the historic rooms of the National Gallery.

Admission is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/floats-aether-amanda-coogan-4

Diva Voces – Christmas Carols & Music

15:00 – 16:00, Sat 15 Dec

Newman University Church , 87a St Stephens Green South, Dublin 2

The Diva Voces are invitng to a performance of Christmas Carol and Music in the Newman University Church this Saturday. They will be joined by guest soloist, mezzo-soprano Raphaela Mangan, directed by Duncan Brickenden and accompanied by Adam Collins.

Admission is free and all donations will go to the Alzheimer Society of Ireland. The whole family (inlcuding children) are invited.

www.divavoces.ie

Musician in Residence: Showcase Event

15:30 – 16:30, Sat 15 Dec

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

A Musician in Residence Showcase Event will take place at the Dublin City Library and Archive in Pearse St., next to Pearse Street Libray.

It will be a live performances by Ríona Sally Hartman featuring the Young Adult Band, ‘Sing for Suffrage’ choir members, participants in the Lyric Workshops and a ukulele jam. (Bring your own ukulele to join in!)

Admission is free. Booking is recommended via 01 8734333

www.dublincity.ie/musician-residence-showcase-event

St. Mary’s Pro-Cathedral Girl’s Choir

18:00, Sat 15 Dec

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

The St. Mary’s Pro Cathedral not only has a boys choir, but also a girls choir. The girls perform every Saturday evening in the vigil mass at 18:00.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/St-Marys-Pro-Cathedral-Girls-Choir-251523458258455/

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Sat 15 Dec

Stillorgan Orchard, The Hill, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin

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

www.stillorganorchard.com/specials/

Long Beach Jazz Band – Gig

21:00, Sat 15 Dec

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

The Long Beach Jazz Band will play Jazz, Swing and Bossa Nova.

Admission is free.

theharbourbar.ie/events/2072/long-beach-jazz-band/

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Car Boot Sales – Ballymun

08:00 – 13:00, Sun 16 Dec

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

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

Admission for buyers is free.

www.facebook.com/irishcarboot

Christmas Markets in Dublin – Comprehensive List

08:45, Sun 16 Dec

Dublin (various locations)

To help you with your Christmas entertainment and Christmas shopping, the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) has a comprehensive list of all (free) Christmas Markets in Greater Dublin for you!

Check it out at www.dublinchristmasmarkets.com and tell all your friends!

If you are involved with any Christmas Market that is not listed there, just send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with the subject XMAS and I will look at your event and include it in the list if it fits.

www.dublinchristmasmarkets.com/

Phoenix Park Christmas Events

09:30 – 17:00, Sun 16 Dec

Phoenix Park Visitor Centre, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

On Sunday, a live crib will be in the Courtyard of the Visitor Centre from 09:30-17:00. From 12:00-16:00 a Wood Turning demonstration will happen in Ashtown Castle and at 13:30 and at 15:00 the Moon and Sixpence Puppet Theatre will perform.

Admission is free.

phoenixpark.ie/event/christmas-programme-2018/?instance_id=3824

Belgard Weekend Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 16 Dec

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

Christmas at Farmleigh House

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 16 Dec

Farmleigh House, Castleknock end of Phoenix Park, Dublin 15

Over three weekends (01+02 / 08+09 / 15+16 December) Farmleigh House will invite you and your children to their Christmas Programme.

There will be lots of activities for children and adults, including a Christmas Food & Craft Market, Puppet Shows, Carol Singing etc. The schedule for Sunday is here:

+ Christmas Food & Craft Markets, Farmyard 10:00-17:00
+ Festive Crib, Outdoors 10:00-17:00
+ Festive Barbershop Melodies with The Mellowchords, Outdoors 14:00-16:00
+ Christmas Puppet Show in The Cowshed Theatre (30 min) at 12:00+13:45+15:30
+ Storytelling for Children in The Old Kitchen (45 min) at 12:45+14:30+16:15
+ Christmas Carol Singing with Capella in The Ballroom at 13:30+14:00+14:30+15:00

In addition there will be Horse & Carriage Rides (Outdoors) from 13:00-16:00

The Puppet Show, the Storytelling and the Christmas Carol Singing are free but ticketed and tickets will be available in the Motor House on a first-come, first-served basis.

Admission is free.

farmleigh.ie/event/christmas-programme-4/?instance_id=184

Christmas Decoration – Kids’ Workshop

10:00, Sun 16 Dec

Herbert Park, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

At this workshop for children, make your own Christmas decoration. Using natural materials get creative and design your unique decoration.

The 10:00 event in Herbert Park is supported by Dublin City and is free. The same event will also happen in Lucan Demesne at 12:30 but there it is supported by South County Dublin and they charge EUR 2 per person.

Booking is required via education@owls.ie

www.owls.ie/events/j8u0j0yb11/Xmas-Decorations

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 16:00, Sun 16 Dec

Jamestown Market, 90 Jamestown Road, Inchicore, Dublin 8

Jamestown Flea Market + Car Boot Sale takes place every Sat+Sun from 10:00-16:00. (Come early, though! It seems that traders already start packing up around 15:30.) You can reach the market 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

Marlay Park Market

10:00 – 16:00, Sun 16 Dec

Marlay Park, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16

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

www.dlrcoco.ie/en/parks-outdoors/markets

Merrion Square Open Air Gallery

10:00 – 18:30, Sun 16 Dec

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/

Neapolitan Christmas Crib – Dublin Castle

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 16 Dec

Dublin Castle, Dame Street, Dublin 2

A Neapolitan Crib is on display in Francis Johnston’s Chapel Royal at Dublin Castle on Saturday and Sunday. The crib has been illuminated for the festive season.

Opening hours are 10:00-10:45 / 11:30-13:15 / 14:15-15:15 / 16:00-17:00

Admission is free.

www.dublincastle.ie/event/neapolitan-christmas-crib/?instance_id=270

Art, Bites, Crafts – Drumcondra Market

10:30 – 15:30, Sun 16 Dec

Arts and Business Campus, 40 Drumcondra Road Lower

The Drumcondra Village Market is now the “Art, Bites, Crafts Drumcondra Market”. And as you guessed it, it is an arts and crafts fair in the centre of Drumcondra. :-) There will also be some food and music.

The market is open on Saturday and Sunday from 10:30-15:30.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/abcdrumcondramarket

Dun Laoghaire Christmas Market

11:00 – 19:00, Sun 16 Dec

Pavilion Quarter, The Metals, Seafront, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

The Dun Laoghaire Christmas Market will open on 24 November and run until 23 December every Friday from 12:30-19:00 and on Saturday and Sunday from 11:00-19:00. The market area is not huge, it goes along the “Metals”, which is from the Dun Laoghaire’s MarineRoad near the City Hall (40 Foot Pub) towards the LexiCon library along the Queen’s Road, along the harbour.

There will be a number of stalls with art and craft and seasonal food. A Vintage Funfair with Ferris Wheel will run in parallel with the Christmas Market.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/dlrevents/

Dun Laoghaire Market

11:00 – 16:00, Sun 16 Dec

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/en/parks-outdoors/markets

Greystones Harbour Christmas Market

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 16 Dec

Greystones, Co. Wicklow

The “Greystones Art & Photography Exhibition” is inviting to a Christmas Market on 01+02+08+09+15+16+22+23 Dec from 11:00-17:00

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/504816563366486/

Jazz + Bluegrass for Brunch on Sundays

11:00 – 16:30, Sun 16 Dec

Kilkenny Shop, Nassau Street, Dublin 2

The Kilkenny Shop Cafe is inviting to a Jazz Brunch Sunday every Sunday from 11:00-14:00 and from 14:30-16:30 a Bluegrass Band is taking over. Unfortuantely they don’t specify who the bands are.

Admission is free.

www.kilkennyshop.com/restaurant-jazzsundays

Live Animal Crib @ Mansion House

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 16 Dec

Mansion House, Dawson St, Dublin 2

The Live Animal Crib at Mansion House is a yearly Christmas feature. It will be open until Christmas Eve and is brought to you in association with the Irish Farmers Association.

And just in case you are worried: The animals in the crib are brought there in the morning and brought back home in the evening, so they are looked after well.

Admission is free, but donations for the charity “Mansion House Fuel Fund” are appreciated.

The crib will be open from Wed 12 Dec until Sun 23 Dec from 11:00-17:00 and on 24 Dec from 11:00-13:00.

Moving Crib in St. Martin Apostolate

11:00 – 18:00, Sun 16 Dec

St. Martin Apostolate, 42 Parnell Square West, Dublin 1

The Moving Crib of the St. Martin Apostolate is a whole basement full of handcrafted figures in front of painted backgrounds of nativity related scenes. There are 14 scenes, beginning with Adam and Eve and finishing with Christmas. Nearly all figures are moving and this historic crib, which was created in 1956, still fascinates children and even adults.

I was there two years ago and it is indeed fascinating. It won’t blow you away, but your kids will probably be a lot more impressed than you!! ;-)

Admission is free, but for the upkeep of the crib, a donation is very much appreciated.

The opening times are 27 Nov-06 January: 11:00-18:00. (Closed on 25+26 Dec and 01 Jan)

www.stmartin.ie/crib/

Palestrina Choir

11:00, Sun 16 Dec

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

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

www.procathedral.ie/music/this-week

The Green Door Market – Food/Farmer’s Market

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 16 Dec

A1 Bluebell Business Centre, Old Naas Road, Dublin 12

The Green Door Market is an indoor food/Farmer’s Market that many know from when it was located at Newmarket Square. Due to the redevelopment at Newmarket Square it had to move and is now on the Old Naas Road, opposite the entrance to the Royal Liver Retail Park. At the new location they are also open on Sundays.

Opening hours are Tue-Fri 12:00-19:00, Sat 09:30-16:00 and also Sunday 11:00-17:00.

www.facebook.com/thegreendoordublin

Family Drop-in Creative Corner

11:30 – 13:30, Sun 16 Dec

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

The National Gallery is running a series of free themed family drop-in workshops from 11:30-13:30 every Sunday.

The next one is entitled “Picture in a Maze” and will be with artist Elizabeth Archbold. The workshop will be inspired by the exhibition Canaletto and the Art of Venice.

Children and their parents/guardians/carers are encouraged to work together on creative projects. Drop-in and stay for as long (or as little!) as you wish. Suitable for children of all ages.

Admission is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/drop-family-workshop-picture-maze

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Sun 16 Dec

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

The National Gallery has an extensive programme of free talks, public tours and Art Documentary screenings every day of the week. Currently there is at least one free tour every day. Check their website for details. Some special events will be listed separately.

Admission to the gallery and to most events is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on

Blackrock Market

12:00 – 17:30, Sun 16 Dec

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/

Dublin Alternative Christmas Market 2018

12:00 – 18:00, Sun 16 Dec

Vodoo Lounge, 39 Arran Quay, Dublin 1

A very unique Christmas Market will happen in the Voddo Lounge on Sunday. It is the Dublin Alternative Christmas Market, so a market for alternative / metal / goth / retro / esoteric / medieval people and with appropriate gifts and products.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/669011046828780/

Guided Walks – Botanic Gardens

12:00 – 15:30, Sun 16 Dec

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

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

Admission is free.

www.botanicgardens.ie/educ/info.htm

Inti macy – Science Gallery Exhibition

12:00 – 18:00, Sun 16 Dec

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

The current exhibition in the Science Gallery is called “Inti macy” and it will run from 19 October until 24 February. (You probably see that there is a space in the middle of the exhibition title. That is to trick any spam filter that doesn’t like too private or personal words. In the following text I will use “Personal Connection” as a replacement title.)

The exhibition is looking at Personal Space and Personal Connection. What does it mean to be connected? And what really is connection? Can we connect virtually or does it have to be real?

Some of the most interesting exhibits are:

+ Companion Cat and Robot Flatmate
+ Hello Machine, a phone system for spontaneous conversations with strangers
+ Measure your Personal Space
+ A virtual reality system that allows visitors to experience the world through the eyes and body of another person.

The website below lists all exhibits and provides some explanation so that you can either before or after your visit check further details.

All Science Gallery exhibitions are suitable for ALL ages, even younger children will be able to take part/follow. Some of the exhibits need a bit more of an age-appropriate explanation for younger kids than others, but nearly everything can be simplified for kids.

I strongly suggest to use the help of the amazing mediators, who can explain everything you see, especially if you don’t want to read all the explanations that are next to every exhibit.

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

Admission is free.

dublin.sciencegallery.com/intimacy/

Mart’s Christmas Market

12:00 – 19:00, Sun 16 Dec

The MART, 190a Rathmines Road Lower, Rathmines, Dublin 6

The MART Gallery Christmas Market will be in the Old Fire Station in Rathmines.

Admission is free.

www.mart.ie/market/

Sunday at Noon – Classical Concerts

12:00 – 13:00, Sun 16 Dec

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 the PRISM Ensemble with Tamás Kocsis violin, Adele Johnson viola, Martin Johnson cello, Dominic Dudley bass, Thérèse Fahy piano and they will perform the Trout Quintet by Schubert.
Schubert: Trout Quintet

PRISM Ensemble returns to the Hugh Lane Gallery after its debut here exactly twenty-four years ago.

www.hughlane.ie/past-sunday-concerts/2318-sundaysnoon-prism-ensemble

Dublin Flea Christmas Market

12:30 – 18:30, Sun 16 Dec

Point Village, East Wall Road, Dublin 1

The Dublin Flea Christmas Market is back and this year it will run over two weekends and again from Thursday until Sunday. It will happen again at the Point Village, in the same building where the cinema is. Admission is free and the opening hours are Thurs + Fri 12:30-18:30. The two market weekends are 06-09 December and 13-16 December.

At each weekend there will be approx. 140 stalls at the market, but the second weekend will have DIFFERENT stalls than the first, so don’t just go on once weekend and think you are done. You have to come the second weekend as well. ;-)

This is the biggest Christmas Market in Dublin this year. It is an indoor market in a modern building, so not really comparable to the Christmas Markets I keep raving about (and which we don’t have in Ireland), but at least it is a “big market at Christmas”.

Parking is a problem in the area. There is a multistorey car park, but it is pricey and limited in space. So if possible come by LUAS.

www.dublinchristmasflea.ie/

Family Tour – National Gallery

12:30 – 13:15, Sun 16 Dec

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

This Family Tour is specially designed for children and their guardians, parents and carers to make the works on display in the National Gallery fun and engaging for kids.

Admission is free. Meet at the Merrion Square information desk.

www.nationalgallery.ie/family-friendly-tour-39

Drop-In Drawing Session – Chester Beatty Library

13:00 – 15:00, Sun 16 Dec

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

A Drop-in Drawing event will happen at the Chester Beatty Library on Sunday.

Learn drawing techniques, including line drawing, shading perspective and decoration during this informal sessions. Suitable for ages 13+. Materials are provided but feel free to bring your own sketchbook; dry materials only. Meeting point is in the 3rd floor lobby of the museum.

Admission is free.

Please note: The Chester Beatty Library got a new website and the events page / What’s on Section is NOT working at the moment, so there are most likely a lot more free events than included in the Dublin Event Guide. This is already going on for more than 3 weeks and hopefully they will get it sorted soon!

chesterbeatty.ie/whats-on/public-programme-drop-in-drawing/

Support the Dublin Event Guide – Buy your books here!

13:00, Sun 16 Dec

Dublin (various locations)

Free Delivery on all Books at the Book Depository

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

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

www.bookdepository.com?a_aid=dubevg

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

Support the Dublin Event Guide – Buy your books here!

13:00, Sun 16 Dec

Dublin (various locations)

Free Delivery on all Books at the Book Depository

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

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

www.bookdepository.com?a_aid=dubevg

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

Coca-Cola Truck in Tallaght

14:00 – 20:00, Sun 16 Dec

The Square, Tallaght, Dublin 24

The Coca Cola Christmas Truck will be at the Square in Tallaght on Sunday.

You will be able to get a can of Coca-Cola zero sugar, Diet Coke or Coca-Cola original taste and can take pictures. Coca-Cola merchandising will also be sold and all proceeds from the sale of the merchandise will be donated to St Vincent De Paul.

www.facebook.com/events/1264980440306405/

Dublin Sketchers – Sunday Meet-up

14:00, Sun 16 Dec

Dublin (various locations)

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

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

www.dublinsketchers.blogspot.com/

Hugh Lane Gallery – Guided Tour

14:00, Sun 16 Dec

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

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

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

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

Sunday Family Sketching – Hugh Lane Gallery

14:00 – 15:00, Sun 16 Dec

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

Sunday Sketching for the whole family takes place every Sunday in the Hugh Lane Gallery and admission is free.

Families are invited to explore and respond together the gallery’s collection and temporary exhibitions through discussion and drawing. Bring your own sketchbook along or use the drawing materials provided.

The theme this week is “Snow flurries & winter skies”

Admission is free and no booking required, although numbers may be limited. Suited for ages 6+.

www.hughlane.ie/childrens-workshops/forthcoming/2301-sunday-sketching-snow-flurries-a-winter-skies

Latin Jazz Brunch

14:30 – 17:00, Sun 16 Dec

TramCafe, Wolfe Tone Square, Jervis Street, Dublin 1

Brazilica will perform Jazz, Soul, Latin & Bossa Nova in the Tram Cafe. Brazilica are Luisa Moreira (Vocals) and Jonathan Batista (Guitar/Vocals).

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/thetramcafedublin

Magnificent 7: Family Storytelling

14:30 – 15:30, Sun 16 Dec

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

Magnificent 7: Family storytelling with Paul Timoney is for children and families to hear some Christmas tales and adventures, featuring LauraLynn’s The Much More Magnificent Seven.

The Much More Magnificent Seven project was a collaboration between the Gallery, LauraLynn Children’s Hospice and the Abbey Theatre. A special display documenting the project is on display in the Millennium Wing Studio from 6 December 2018 to 6 January 2019.

Admission is free, but booking is required via the link below. This event is most suitable for children aged 6+, but younger children are welcome.

www.nationalgallery.ie/magnificent-7-family-storytelling-paul-timoney

Chester Beatty Library – Guided Tour

15:00, Sun 16 Dec

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

Every Sunday a free guided tour will take place in the Chester Betty Library. The tour starts at 15:00.

In addition there is another free tour every Wednesday at 13:00 and one on Saturdays at 14:00

www.cbl.ie/Plan-A-Visit/What-s-On.aspx

Museum Tour – National Print Museum

15:00 – 16:30, Sun 16 Dec

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

Dixieland Jazzmen – Gig

18:30 – 20:30, Sun 16 Dec

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

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

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

Barefoot Magicians / Mekkan Ju / Surika – Gig

19:00, Sun 16 Dec

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

The Gust Sessions with

Surika
Barefoot Magicians
Mekkan Ju

and two more performers that will be announced will take place.

The night will kick off with a spoken word act, followed by Surika, then the two bands and it will end with a Open Mic Competition winner.

Admission is free.

sin-e.ie/events/gust-sessions/

Jawbone – Acoustic Folk & Blues Night

19:00 – 21:00, Sun 16 Dec

Arthur’s Pub, 28 Thomas Street, Dublin 8

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

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

www.facebook.com/ArthursPub

Gardiner Street Gospel Choir Mass

19:30 – 20:30, Sun 16 Dec

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

The Gardiner Street Gospel Choir sings every Sunday from September to June at their “Gig in God’s Gaff”, a Mass in St. Francis Xavier Church at the top of Gardiner Street near the junction with Dorset Street.

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 or your relationship with the Catholic Church in other contexts.

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

Black Bank Folk – Gig

21:00, Sun 16 Dec

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

Black Bank Folk will play Irish Traditional, Folk and Indie at this gig.

Admission is free.

theharbourbar.ie/events/2049/black-bank-folk-2/

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 00:00, Sun 16 Dec

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

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

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

The Dublin Blues Cartel – Gig

22:30, Sun 16 Dec

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-5/

Monday 17 Dec

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Christmas Markets in Dublin – Comprehensive List

08:45, Mon 17 Dec

Dublin (various locations)

To help you with your Christmas entertainment and Christmas shopping, the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) has a comprehensive list of all (free) Christmas Markets in Greater Dublin for you!

Check it out at www.dublinchristmasmarkets.com and tell all your friends!

If you are involved with any Christmas Market that is not listed there, just send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with the subject XMAS and I will look at your event and include it in the list if it fits.

www.dublinchristmasmarkets.com/

Christmas Vinyl Market

11:00 – 19:00, Mon 17 Dec

The MART, 190a Rathmines Road Lower, Rathmines, Dublin 6

A Christmas Vinyl Market will take place at the Mart in Rathmines on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of this and of next week (10-12 + 17-19 Dec). There will be lots of Vinyl Records and CDs. Organised by Irish Record Fairs.

Admission is free.

www.irishrecordfairs.com/

Live Animal Crib @ Mansion House

11:00 – 17:00, Mon 17 Dec

Mansion House, Dawson St, Dublin 2

The Live Animal Crib at Mansion House is a yearly Christmas feature. It will be open until Christmas Eve and is brought to you in association with the Irish Farmers Association.

And just in case you are worried: The animals in the crib are brought there in the morning and brought back home in the evening, so they are looked after well.

Admission is free, but donations for the charity “Mansion House Fuel Fund” are appreciated.

The crib will be open from Wed 12 Dec until Sun 23 Dec from 11:00-17:00 and on 24 Dec from 11:00-13:00.

Moving Crib in St. Martin Apostolate

11:00 – 18:00, Mon 17 Dec

St. Martin Apostolate, 42 Parnell Square West, Dublin 1

The Moving Crib of the St. Martin Apostolate is a whole basement full of handcrafted figures in front of painted backgrounds of nativity related scenes. There are 14 scenes, beginning with Adam and Eve and finishing with Christmas. Nearly all figures are moving and this historic crib, which was created in 1956, still fascinates children and even adults.

I was there two years ago and it is indeed fascinating. It won’t blow you away, but your kids will probably be a lot more impressed than you!! ;-)

Admission is free, but for the upkeep of the crib, a donation is very much appreciated.

The opening times are 27 Nov-06 January: 11:00-18:00. (Closed on 25+26 Dec and 01 Jan)

www.stmartin.ie/crib/

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Mon 17 Dec

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

The National Gallery has an extensive programme of free talks, public tours and Art Documentary screenings every day of the week. Currently there is at least one free tour every day. Check their website for details. Some special events will be listed separately.

Admission to the gallery and to most events is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Mon 17 Dec

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

Archive at Lunchtime screenings take place Saturdays (Double Bill), Mondays and Wednesdays. The programme is changing weekly now (instead of monthly as in the past). To find out what film(s) will be screened go to www.ifi.ie/whatson/now-showing-coming-soon/ and look for “Archive at Lunchtime” on the right. Admission is free.

www.ifi.ie/

Low priced books with free delivery!

13:00, Mon 17 Dec

Dublin (various locations)

Free Delivery on all Books at the Book Depository

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

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

www.bookdepository.com?a_aid=dubevg

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

Song Cycle – Singer/Songwriter Showcase

20:00, Mon 17 Dec

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Song Cycle is a weekly Singer/Songriter showcase in Wheelan’s.

Admission is free.

www.whelanslive.com

The Circle Sessions – Open Mic

20:00 – 23:30, Mon 17 Dec

The International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

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

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

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/thecirclesessions/

Jazz Jam Session – Grand Social

20:30, Mon 17 Dec

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

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

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

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

The Comedy Shed

20:30, Mon 17 Dec

Woolshed Bar & Grill, Parnell Street, Dublin 1

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

Admission is free.

www.woolshedbaa.com/dublin/

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 23:00, Mon 17 Dec

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

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

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

Trad Sessions

21:00 – 23:30, Mon 17 Dec

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

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

dublinsessions.ie/mother-reillys/

That’s It Recordings – Open Mic

22:00, Mon 17 Dec

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

That’s It Recordings is an open mic every Monday at Sin E. Just turn up and play. Sign up before 22:00 to ensure you get a slot. Bring a USB stick along and you will get a recording of your music to take home.

Admission is free.

sin-e.ie/events/

Tuesday 18 Dec

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Christmas Markets in Dublin – Comprehensive List

08:45, Tue 18 Dec

Dublin (various locations)

To help you with your Christmas entertainment and Christmas shopping, the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) has a comprehensive list of all (free) Christmas Markets in Greater Dublin for you!

Check it out at www.dublinchristmasmarkets.com and tell all your friends!

If you are involved with any Christmas Market that is not listed there, just send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with the subject XMAS and I will look at your event and include it in the list if it fits.

www.dublinchristmasmarkets.com/

Dell Technologies Forum

09:00 – 17:30, Tue 18 Dec

Convention Centre Dublin (CCD), North Wall Quay, Dublin 1

The Dell Technologies Forum is a one-day conference in the CCD, where Dell representatives will present their view of the world in four streams (Digital Transformation, Workforce Transformationa, IT Transformation, Security Transformation).

Admission is free, but registration is required via ther website below.

www.delltechnologies.com/en-ie/events/forum/index.htm

Christmas Vinyl Market

11:00 – 19:00, Tue 18 Dec

The MART, 190a Rathmines Road Lower, Rathmines, Dublin 6

A Christmas Vinyl Market will take place at the Mart in Rathmines on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of this and of next week (10-12 + 17-19 Dec). There will be lots of Vinyl Records and CDs. Organised by Irish Record Fairs.

Admission is free.

www.irishrecordfairs.com/

Live Animal Crib @ Mansion House

11:00 – 17:00, Tue 18 Dec

Mansion House, Dawson St, Dublin 2

The Live Animal Crib at Mansion House is a yearly Christmas feature. It will be open until Christmas Eve and is brought to you in association with the Irish Farmers Association.

And just in case you are worried: The animals in the crib are brought there in the morning and brought back home in the evening, so they are looked after well.

Admission is free, but donations for the charity “Mansion House Fuel Fund” are appreciated.

The crib will be open from Wed 12 Dec until Sun 23 Dec from 11:00-17:00 and on 24 Dec from 11:00-13:00.

Moving Crib in St. Martin Apostolate

11:00 – 18:00, Tue 18 Dec

St. Martin Apostolate, 42 Parnell Square West, Dublin 1

The Moving Crib of the St. Martin Apostolate is a whole basement full of handcrafted figures in front of painted backgrounds of nativity related scenes. There are 14 scenes, beginning with Adam and Eve and finishing with Christmas. Nearly all figures are moving and this historic crib, which was created in 1956, still fascinates children and even adults.

I was there two years ago and it is indeed fascinating. It won’t blow you away, but your kids will probably be a lot more impressed than you!! ;-)

Admission is free, but for the upkeep of the crib, a donation is very much appreciated.

The opening times are 27 Nov-06 January: 11:00-18:00. (Closed on 25+26 Dec and 01 Jan)

www.stmartin.ie/crib/

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Tue 18 Dec

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

The National Gallery has an extensive programme of free talks, public tours and Art Documentary screenings every day of the week. Currently there is at least one free tour every day. Check their website for details. Some special events will be listed separately.

Admission to the gallery and to most events is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on

The Opening of the Sixth Seal – Art Talk

13:15 – 13:45, Tue 18 Dec

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

The Pop-up talk “The Opening of the Sixth Seal” with Emily Glynn-Farrell will discuss Francis Danby’s dramatic painting “The Opening of the Sixth Seal” in Room 21.

Admission is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/opening-sixth-seal-0

UCD Community Choir Annual Christmas Recital

13:15 – 13:45, Tue 18 Dec

O’Brien Science Centre, UCD Campus, Belfield, Dublin 4

The UCD Community Choir will perform Christmas songs in the atrium of the O’Brien Science Centre.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/UCDCommunity/photos/a.439499649741899/724648897893638/

Hugh Gallery Catalogue Launch

16:30 – 17:30, Tue 18 Dec

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

The Catalogue Launch for Niamh McCann’s exhibition “Furtive Tears” will take place on Tuesday.

There will be a short reading by actor Pól Penrose and a performance by tenor Seán Kennedy.

The fully illustrated catalogue features essays by Darran Anderson and Chris Fite Wassilak and it can be purchased in the bookshop of the Hugh Lane Gallery.

Admission is free to the launch,

www.hughlane.ie/

The Dublin Language Exchange – Meetup

19:00, Tue 18 Dec

Czech Inn, Essex Gate, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

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

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

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

The Harbour Ukuleles – Jam

19:00, Tue 18 Dec

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

“The Harbour Ukuleles” is a group of ukulele enthusiasts and they meet every Tuesday in The Harbour Bar in Bray to jam and learn new songs.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/theharbourukuleles/

Dublin Bluegrass Collective – Gig

20:00, Tue 18 Dec

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

Jesters Open Mic Comedy Night

20:00 – 22:00, Tue 18 Dec

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

Jesters is a weekly open mic comedy event where a lot of comedians do 5 minutes of material.

Admission is free. If you would like to perform then send a message to the Jesters Facebook Page via the link below.

www.facebook.com/jesterscomedy/

Roots & Blues – Gig

20:00, Tue 18 Dec

Arthur’s Pub, 28 Thomas Street, Dublin 8

Anthony Mannion and Luke Mercer host this weekly session playing tunes from The Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan, JJ Cale, Louis Jordon, John Hiatt and more for the last time in 2018.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1390912014387128/

Ukulele Tuesday – Jam&Gig

20:00 – 23:30, Tue 18 Dec

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.

www.facebook.com/UkuleleTuesday

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 23:00, Tue 18 Dec

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

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

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

The Lounge Quintet – Jazz Gig

21:00, Tue 18 Dec

Leeson Lounge, 148 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4

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

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

International Bar Jazz Night

21:30, Tue 18 Dec

The International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

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

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

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

www.international-bar.com/jazz/

Woolshed Pub Quiz

21:30, Tue 18 Dec

Woolshed Bar & Grill, Parnell Street, Dublin 1

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

Admission is free. Max team size is 6 people.

www.woolshedbaa.com

Wednesday 19 Dec

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Christmas Markets in Dublin – Comprehensive List

08:45, Wed 19 Dec

Dublin (various locations)

To help you with your Christmas entertainment and Christmas shopping, the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) has a comprehensive list of all (free) Christmas Markets in Greater Dublin for you!

Check it out at www.dublinchristmasmarkets.com and tell all your friends!

If you are involved with any Christmas Market that is not listed there, just send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with the subject XMAS and I will look at your event and include it in the list if it fits.

www.dublinchristmasmarkets.com/

Christmas Vinyl Market

11:00 – 19:00, Wed 19 Dec

The MART, 190a Rathmines Road Lower, Rathmines, Dublin 6

A Christmas Vinyl Market will take place at the Mart in Rathmines on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of this and of next week (10-12 + 17-19 Dec). There will be lots of Vinyl Records and CDs. Organised by Irish Record Fairs.

Admission is free.

www.irishrecordfairs.com/

Drawing Group for Adults – Rua Red

11:00, Wed 19 Dec

Rua Red, South Dublin Arts Centre, Tallaght, D24

Did you ever want to give drawing a go? Or maybe you are a budding artist looking for like-minded people to draw with? The Drawing Group for Adults in Rua Red runs free weekly drawing sessions on Wednesdays from 11:00-12:00. Materials are provided.

www.ruared.ie/whats-on/event/drawing-group-for-adults

Live Animal Crib @ Mansion House

11:00 – 17:00, Wed 19 Dec

Mansion House, Dawson St, Dublin 2

The Live Animal Crib at Mansion House is a yearly Christmas feature. It will be open until Christmas Eve and is brought to you in association with the Irish Farmers Association.

And just in case you are worried: The animals in the crib are brought there in the morning and brought back home in the evening, so they are looked after well.

Admission is free, but donations for the charity “Mansion House Fuel Fund” are appreciated.

The crib will be open from Wed 12 Dec until Sun 23 Dec from 11:00-17:00 and on 24 Dec from 11:00-13:00.

Moving Crib in St. Martin Apostolate

11:00 – 18:00, Wed 19 Dec

St. Martin Apostolate, 42 Parnell Square West, Dublin 1

The Moving Crib of the St. Martin Apostolate is a whole basement full of handcrafted figures in front of painted backgrounds of nativity related scenes. There are 14 scenes, beginning with Adam and Eve and finishing with Christmas. Nearly all figures are moving and this historic crib, which was created in 1956, still fascinates children and even adults.

I was there two years ago and it is indeed fascinating. It won’t blow you away, but your kids will probably be a lot more impressed than you!! ;-)

Admission is free, but for the upkeep of the crib, a donation is very much appreciated.

The opening times are 27 Nov-06 January: 11:00-18:00. (Closed on 25+26 Dec and 01 Jan)

www.stmartin.ie/crib/

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Wed 19 Dec

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

The National Gallery has an extensive programme of free talks, public tours and Art Documentary screenings every day of the week. Currently there is at least one free tour every day. Check their website for details. Some special events will be listed separately.

Admission to the gallery and to most events is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on

Temple Bar Christmas Market

12:30 – 18:30, Wed 19 Dec

Temple Bar Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

A Christmas Craft Market is taking place in Temple Bar during the week (Wednesday, Thursday and Friday) on 06+07 / 13+14 / 19+20+21 December. The products are handmade by local artisans featuring soaps, woodcraft, recycled decorative horseshoes, jewellery, pottery and more.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/2002639996493389/

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Wed 19 Dec

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/

Wednesday Jazz – Music Cafe

19:30 – 22:00, Wed 19 Dec

The Music Cafe, 1 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

The Music Cafe House Trio (Daniel Rorke (sax), Cormac O’Brien (bass) and Matthew Jacobson(drums)) will play a weekly Jazz gig every Wednesday and they usually have one or more guest musicians or singers supporting them.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/satumusikk/

Jesters Open Mic Comedy Night

19:45 – 22:00, Wed 19 Dec

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

Jesters is a weekly open mic comedy event where a lot of comedians do 5 minutes of material.

Admission is free. If you would like to perform then send a message to the Jesters Facebook Page via the link below.

www.facebook.com/jesterscomedy/

Brand New Switcharoo – Roots Gig

20:00, Wed 19 Dec

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

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

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

Dublin Jam Session – Open Jam

20:00 – 23:00, Wed 19 Dec

Drop Dead Twice, 18/19 Francis Street, Dublin 8

The Dublin Jam Session is an open Jam with full back line. It is open to all levels of musicians and singers and all genres of music and the only rule is that you must jam with others (not all your own band).

It takes place every Wednesday and admission is free.

www.facebook.com/DublinJamSessions/

Anseo Comedy Club

20:30, Wed 19 Dec

Anseo, 18 Camden Street Lower, Dublin 2

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

Admission is free, donations are welcome.

www.facebook.com/StandUpComedyClub

The Zodiac Sessions – Open Mic/Gig

20:30, Wed 19 Dec

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

Forro Wednesday

21:00, Wed 19 Dec

Woolshed Bar & Grill, Parnell Street, Dublin 1

Dance Forro every week at this “Forro Wednesday” in the Woolshed for free.

www.facebook.com/events/137957730197202/

Trad Session

21:30, Wed 19 Dec

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

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

Thursday 20 Dec

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Christmas Markets in Dublin – Comprehensive List

08:45, Thu 20 Dec

Dublin (various locations)

To help you with your Christmas entertainment and Christmas shopping, the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) has a comprehensive list of all (free) Christmas Markets in Greater Dublin for you!

Check it out at www.dublinchristmasmarkets.com and tell all your friends!

If you are involved with any Christmas Market that is not listed there, just send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with the subject XMAS and I will look at your event and include it in the list if it fits.

www.dublinchristmasmarkets.com/

Live Animal Crib @ Mansion House

11:00 – 17:00, Thu 20 Dec

Mansion House, Dawson St, Dublin 2

The Live Animal Crib at Mansion House is a yearly Christmas feature. It will be open until Christmas Eve and is brought to you in association with the Irish Farmers Association.

And just in case you are worried: The animals in the crib are brought there in the morning and brought back home in the evening, so they are looked after well.

Admission is free, but donations for the charity “Mansion House Fuel Fund” are appreciated.

The crib will be open from Wed 12 Dec until Sun 23 Dec from 11:00-17:00 and on 24 Dec from 11:00-13:00.

Moving Crib in St. Martin Apostolate

11:00 – 18:00, Thu 20 Dec

St. Martin Apostolate, 42 Parnell Square West, Dublin 1

The Moving Crib of the St. Martin Apostolate is a whole basement full of handcrafted figures in front of painted backgrounds of nativity related scenes. There are 14 scenes, beginning with Adam and Eve and finishing with Christmas. Nearly all figures are moving and this historic crib, which was created in 1956, still fascinates children and even adults.

I was there two years ago and it is indeed fascinating. It won’t blow you away, but your kids will probably be a lot more impressed than you!! ;-)

Admission is free, but for the upkeep of the crib, a donation is very much appreciated.

The opening times are 27 Nov-06 January: 11:00-18:00. (Closed on 25+26 Dec and 01 Jan)

www.stmartin.ie/crib/

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Thu 20 Dec

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

The National Gallery has an extensive programme of free talks, public tours and Art Documentary screenings every day of the week. Currently there is at least one free tour every day. Check their website for details. Some special events will be listed separately.

Admission to the gallery and to most events is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on

Mart’s Christmas Market

12:00 – 19:00, Thu 20 Dec

The MART, 190a Rathmines Road Lower, Rathmines, Dublin 6

The MART Gallery Christmas Market will be in the Old Fire Station in Rathmines.

Admission is free.

www.mart.ie/market/

Temple Bar Christmas Market

12:30 – 18:30, Thu 20 Dec

Temple Bar Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

A Christmas Craft Market is taking place in Temple Bar during the week (Wednesday, Thursday and Friday) on 06+07 / 13+14 / 19+20+21 December. The products are handmade by local artisans featuring soaps, woodcraft, recycled decorative horseshoes, jewellery, pottery and more.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/2002639996493389/

Little Museum of Dublin – Free Admission Thursday

18:00 – 20:00, Thu 20 Dec

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

Every Thursday the Little Museum of Dublin waives their admission charges for two guided tours thanks to sponsorship from Guinness. The first tour is at 18:00 and the second tour is at 19:00. Make sure that you are there at least 10 minutes before the start of the tour to get one of the limited places.

The Little Museum of Dublin has a fascinating collection of artefacts from the last 100 years Dublin’s history.

On other days and other times, admission is EUR 10 for adults and admission is by guided tour only.

www.littlemuseum.ie/

National Gallery of Ireland Choir – Performance

18:00 – 18:30, Thu 20 Dec

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

This is a Pop-up performance of the National Gallery of Ireland Choir in the Shaw Room of some Christmas Songs.

Admission is free. There will be a collection in aid of Aware at this performance.

www.nationalgallery.ie/pop-performance-national-gallery-ireland-choir

Evening Tour – National Gallery

18:30 – 19:15, Thu 20 Dec

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

At this Christmas-themed Evening Tour, explore some of the highlights of the National Gallery exhibitons in the category “festive works of art”.

Admission is free. Meet at the Merrion Square information desk.

www.nationalgallery.ie/christmas-themed-evening-tour

Thursday Night Board Gaming

19:00, Thu 20 Dec

Ryan’s, 19 Store Street, Dublin 1

The Thursday Night Board Gaming event is running for more than 10 years already and it is a weekly event for all Board Game enthusiasts. But even if you are a Board Game newbie, you are welcome. Just come along! More information can be found here: www.meetup.com/IrishGamesAssociation/

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/IGAGamesNights/

Gavin Povey and band – Gig

21:00, Thu 20 Dec

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

Expect New Orleans Style Piano Rhythm & Blues, Boogie Woogie, Rock n’ Roll, R&B, Country, Jazz, Soul Swing & Stride at this gig by Gavin Povey and band.

Admission is free.

theharbourbar.ie/events/2079/gavin-povey/

Singer Songwriter Night – Mother Reilly’s

21:00, Thu 20 Dec

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

Every Thursday a Singer Songwriter/Open Mic 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/pg/motherreillys

Brady’s Fun Pub Quiz

21:30, Thu 20 Dec

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

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

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

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

International Bar Jazz Night

21:30, Thu 20 Dec

The International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

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

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

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

www.international-bar.com/jazz/

McLoughlin’s Trad Night

21:30, Thu 20 Dec

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

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

www.mcloughlinsbar.ie

McNeills Trad Music Pub Sessions

21:30, Thu 20 Dec

J. McNeills, 140 Capel Street, Dublin 7

Every Thursday a free Trad Session takes place in McNeills and often there are high profile Trad musicians performing.

www.facebook.com/McNeillsPubSessions

Woolshed Karaoke

21:30, Thu 20 Dec

Woolshed Bar & Grill, Parnell Street, Dublin 1

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

www.woolshedbaa.com/dublin/

Friday 21 Dec

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Christmas Markets in Dublin – Comprehensive List

08:45, Fri 21 Dec

Dublin (various locations)

To help you with your Christmas entertainment and Christmas shopping, the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) has a comprehensive list of all (free) Christmas Markets in Greater Dublin for you!

Check it out at www.dublinchristmasmarkets.com and tell all your friends!

If you are involved with any Christmas Market that is not listed there, just send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with the subject XMAS and I will look at your event and include it in the list if it fits.

www.dublinchristmasmarkets.com/

The Story of the Capital – Exhibition in Dublin City Hall

10:00 – 17:15, Fri 21 Dec

City Hall, Dame Street, Dublin 2

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

To celebrate the Easter Rising Anniversary, admission to that exhibititon was free in 2016, but lucky for us, Dublin City decided to also waive the admission charge for 2018.

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

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

Live Animal Crib @ Mansion House

11:00 – 17:00, Fri 21 Dec

Mansion House, Dawson St, Dublin 2

The Live Animal Crib at Mansion House is a yearly Christmas feature. It will be open until Christmas Eve and is brought to you in association with the Irish Farmers Association.

And just in case you are worried: The animals in the crib are brought there in the morning and brought back home in the evening, so they are looked after well.

Admission is free, but donations for the charity “Mansion House Fuel Fund” are appreciated.

The crib will be open from Wed 12 Dec until Sun 23 Dec from 11:00-17:00 and on 24 Dec from 11:00-13:00.

Moving Crib in St. Martin Apostolate

11:00 – 18:00, Fri 21 Dec

St. Martin Apostolate, 42 Parnell Square West, Dublin 1

The Moving Crib of the St. Martin Apostolate is a whole basement full of handcrafted figures in front of painted backgrounds of nativity related scenes. There are 14 scenes, beginning with Adam and Eve and finishing with Christmas. Nearly all figures are moving and this historic crib, which was created in 1956, still fascinates children and even adults.

I was there two years ago and it is indeed fascinating. It won’t blow you away, but your kids will probably be a lot more impressed than you!! ;-)

Admission is free, but for the upkeep of the crib, a donation is very much appreciated.

The opening times are 27 Nov-06 January: 11:00-18:00. (Closed on 25+26 Dec and 01 Jan)

www.stmartin.ie/crib/

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Fri 21 Dec

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

The National Gallery has an extensive programme of free talks, public tours and Art Documentary screenings every day of the week. Currently there is at least one free tour every day. Check their website for details. Some special events will be listed separately.

Admission to the gallery and to most events is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on

Let the sun shine – Winter Solstice Tour

12:00 – 12:45, Fri 21 Dec

National Museum, Kildare Street (Archaeology), Dublin 2

To celebrate the rising sun of the winter solstice at Newgrange a special tour will take place in the Archaeology Museum. Discover how the passage tombs of Ireland are linked to celestial events. Take a look at objects found in Ireland’s tombs including Newgrange and Knowth and discover how Bronze Age objects, such as lunulae and sun discs, are linked to solar symbols.

Admission is free, but booking is required via educationarch@musem.ie or 01 6486332. Meet at the Reception. Suitable from Age 8+.

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=3903

Mart’s Christmas Market

12:00 – 19:00, Fri 21 Dec

The MART, 190a Rathmines Road Lower, Rathmines, Dublin 6

The MART Gallery Christmas Market will be in the Old Fire Station in Rathmines.

Admission is free.

www.mart.ie/market/

Dun Laoghaire Christmas Market

12:30 – 19:00, Fri 21 Dec

Pavilion Quarter, The Metals, Seafront, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

The Dun Laoghaire Christmas Market will open on 24 November and run until 23 December every Friday from 12:30-19:00 and on Saturday and Sunday from 11:00-19:00. The market area is not huge, it goes along the “Metals”, which is from the Dun Laoghaire’s MarineRoad near the City Hall (40 Foot Pub) towards the LexiCon library along the Queen’s Road, along the harbour.

There will be a number of stalls with art and craft and seasonal food. A Vintage Funfair with Ferris Wheel will run in parallel with the Christmas Market.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/dlrevents/

Temple Bar Christmas Market

12:30 – 18:30, Fri 21 Dec

Temple Bar Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

A Christmas Craft Market is taking place in Temple Bar during the week (Wednesday, Thursday and Friday) on 06+07 / 13+14 / 19+20+21 December. The products are handmade by local artisans featuring soaps, woodcraft, recycled decorative horseshoes, jewellery, pottery and more.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/2002639996493389/

Songs We Learned in Irish at School – Workshop

13:00, Fri 21 Dec

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

The Riona Sally Hartman, the Musician in Residence at the Central Library is inviting to the workshop “Songs We Learned in Irish at School” in the Music Library at the Central Library.

Admission is free, but booking is recommended via 01 8734333

www.dublincity.ie/musician-residence-songs-we-learned-irish-school

Portrait of Eva Gore-Booth – Art Talk

13:15 – 13:45, Fri 21 Dec

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

The Pop-up talk “Portrait of Eva Gore-Booth” with Kate Drinane will discuss Constance Gore-Booth’s portrait of Eva Gore-Booth in the Hugh Lane Room (Room 31).

Admission is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/portrait-eva-gore-booth

Conversation with Ciana Fitzgerald – Science Gallery

14:00 – 15:00, Fri 21 Dec

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

“Inti mate Art: A conversation with Ciana Fitzgerald” is a conversation with visual artist and recent NCAD graduate Ciana Fitzgerald about making the everyday surreal, putting her personal life into her work, and the immediacy of social media as an artistic platform.

dublin.sciencegallery.com/events/2018/12/intimateartconversationcianafitzgerald

City of Dublin Winter Solstice Celebration Festival

16:00 – 19:00, Fri 21 Dec

Dublin (various locations)

The City of Dublin Winter Solstice Celebration Festival 2018 is taking place on Friday and consists of an indoors part on the DIT Grangegorman Campus, followed by a parade to Smithfield Plaza.

Smashing Times and Slí an Chroí, in partnership with Dublin Institute of Technology are inviting to this 9th City of Dublin Winter Solstice Celebration Festival.

The indoor festival is from 16:00-17:30 and the outdoor festival and parade from 17:30-19:00.

At the Indoor Festival in Rathdown House on the DIT Grangegorman Campus there will be a big Céilí (Irish dancing with the Brian Boru Céilí band); a Solstice Storytelling performance with poetry, song and stories; face painting; a magic card show and craft making to work on masks, banners and wreaths for the parade. Creative stalls like the holly brooch and ivy wreath stand, the withy stand, the hat and rattle making stand and the face-painting corner for a Winter Solstice design will also be available.

Outdoor Festival and Parade: 5.30pm, An Croí, DIT Grangegorman Campus to Smithfield Square

At 17:30 the parade assembles at An Chroi, the main entrance to DIT Grangegorman Campus to march to Smithfield Plaza. It will be a colourful, choreographed movement performance to announce the arrival of the Sun Goddess, the Snow Queen and Ice princesses followed by the lighting of the fire bowl and the beginning of the parade.

The route is: DIT Grangegorman – Grangegorman Road Lower – North Brunswick St – Red Cow Lane – Smithfield Plaza. Everybody is invited to be part od the parade. Dress in bright, festive colours of red and yellow, bring a lantern, a rattle, a drum, a tambourine, anything that shines.

A Winter Solstice Fire Ceremony on Smithfield Plaza will conclude the event with a high point.

Admission to all events is free.

www.eventbrite.ie/e/smashing-times-city-of-dublin-winter-solstice-celebration-festival-tickets-53007250112

Lulu Kumama – Jazz in TramCafe

17:30 – 20:00, Fri 21 Dec

TramCafe, Wolfe Tone Square, Jervis Street, Dublin 1

The TramCafe is the venue for Dublin’s only after work Jazz event on a Friday. Lulu Kumama will perform Jazz & Soul Standards wth a Funky Twist.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/thetramcafedublin

Cornucopia – Live Music

19:30 – 21:30, Fri 21 Dec

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

Fun Intended – Christmas Charity Spectacular.

20:00 – 22:30, Fri 21 Dec

Mulligan and Haines, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

A Christmas Charity Comey Event is happening and it is called “Fun intended”.

There will be stand-up comedy and audience games and admission is free. All donations, however, will go to the Simon Community.

www.facebook.com/events/309199303263833/

Frank Ryann – Gig

21:00, Fri 21 Dec

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

Frank Ryan will play Soul Pop from the 60s and 70s.

Admission is free.

theharbourbar.ie/events/2084/frank-ryann/

Hold Up – Gig

21:00, Fri 21 Dec

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

Hold Up will play Funk and Soul at their gig.

Admission is free.

theharbourbar.ie/events/2081/hold-up-3/

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Fri 21 Dec

Stillorgan Orchard, The Hill, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin

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

www.stillorganorchard.com/specials/

Kid Karate / Tribal Dance – Gig

22:30, Fri 21 Dec

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Kid Karate and Tribal Dance will play a gig in Whelan’s.

Admission is free before 22:30.

www.whelanslive.com/

Events Coming Up

Dublin Mountains Partnership – Guided Walks

01+02+08+16+23+30 Dec

Every month the Dublin Mountain Partnership runs free guided walks in the Dublin Mountains often on some Saturdays or Sundays, but also on other days during the month. The walks have varying difficulty and duration and the details can be found on the Dublin Mountain Partnership website: www.dublinmountains.ie/news/upcoming_events/?no_cache=1 or on www.facebook.com/pg/dmpvr/events/

The following next dates have been announced: 01+02+08+16+23+30 Dec. More will be announced later,

All walks are free, but pre-registration is required (details are on the website) and it sometimes is also worth checking the Facebook Page for even more timely updates.

Not free, but interesting nevertheless:

TBA

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