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The newest Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) below was posted on 12 October 2019:


Dublin Event Guide 625: Open House, Festival of History, Spirit of Dublin – Food & Drink Fair, Dublin Comic Arts Festival

DEG Dublin Event Guide (for free events)

  12 October 2019 – No 625

Subscribers: 24,000

Open House, Festival of History, Spirit of Dublin – Food & Drink Fair, Dublin Comic Arts Festival

 

Hi all!

This weekend is “Open House Dublin” weekend! Some will say “Waa??” and others will nod knowingly. ;-) It is a great event, but not everybody knows about it, so let me explain:
Open House is organised by the Irish Architecture Foundation and is a sort of “Culture Night” for buildings. It is a 2-day event where really interesting buildings in Dublin that are normally not accessible, open their doors for guided tours with a focus on the architecture of the building.
Why should that interest you? It is part of culture how buildings look and what purpose they have. A perfect example is Busaras, the main bus station in Dublin! A lot of people think that it is a quite ugly building, but when you hear why it was built the way it is now, you suddenly might see it in a different light and understand the reason for its look!
All guided tours are free and at the very bottom of this mail/message, I will list a number of interesting buildings that you should consider. And if you want to check the list out yourself, just go to openhousedublin.com/

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And now we come to some of this weekend’s free events. All events are sorted by start time, but watch out for the few events that have a “++” in front of them, the are particularly recommended. ;-) ALL events in this list are free, but some require booking!

 

Saturday Events (12 October)

+ Dublin Festival of History – Talks 01-20 Oct (various times & various locations) dublinfestivalofhistory.ie/2019-programme/ All events are free!
+ Clongriffin Community Wellness Day & 5k Walk/Run 09:00-?? Father Collins Park, Hole in The Wall Rd, Donaghmede, Co. Dublin www.facebook.com/events/667275440459142
+ Organic Producer Day (Meet the Farmers, Talks, Cookery demo) 10:00-17:00 Marlay Park Main House, Grange Road, Rathfarnham, Dublin 14 www.facebook.com/events/402459033786277/
++ Spirit of Dublin – Food & Drink Fair 10:00-17:00 Teeling Whiskey Distillery, 17 Newmarket Square, Dublin 8 www.facebook.com/events/2464021427014810/
+ Extinction Rebellion Family Day 10:00-18:00 Merrion Square, Dublin 2 extinctionrebellionireland.com
+ Sculpture in Context 2019 Exhibition 10:00-18:00 National Botanic Garden, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9 botanicgardens.ie/event/sculpture-in-context-2019-2/?instance_id=456
+ Healthcare Job Fair Dublin 10:00-16:00 RDS (Hall 2), Merrion Road, Dublin 4 www.facebook.com/events/359111388285833/
+ Christmas Papercraft Demonstration 10:00-16:00 The Range, 5 Clonshaugh Road, Priorwoods, Dublin 17 www.facebook.com/events/711772429291086/
++ Dublin Comic Arts Festival 11:00-16:00 Chocolate Factory, 26 King’s Inn Street, Dublin 1 www.facebook.com/events/2457355597661772/
+ Historic Walking Tour of Fairview/Marino with Pat Liddy 11:00-12:00 Meet outside Scrumptious Cafe, 207 Philipsburgh Avenue, Dublin 3 www.facebook.com/events/413195212674382/
+ Rugby Worldcup Screening: Ireland vs Samoa 11:00-14:00 Omniplex Cinema, 210 Lower Rathmines Road, Rathmines, Dublin 6 www.facebook.com/events/458277784897570 (This will also be screened in nearly all pubs.)
+ Festival of Inclusion Sing Along Music for all ages 11:00-12:00 Blackrock Library, Carrysfort Avenue, Blackrock, Co. Dublin www.facebook.com/events/407074503329809/
+ People’s Art & Craft Fair Lucan 11:00-17:00 St Andrew’s Parish Centre, Main Street, Lucan, Co. Dublin
+ Dublin on a Comic Strip (Age: 12-17) 11:30-14:00 Chester Beatty Library, Garden of Dublin Castle, Dame Street, Dublin 2 cbl.ticketsolve.com/shows/1173596980/events/428239781 (Booking required)
+ Qigong on the Roof Garden 12:00-13:00 Chester Beatty Library, Garden of Dublin Castle, Dame Street, Dublin 2 chesterbeatty.ie/whats-on/qigong-on-the-roof-garden/

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+ Dublin 8 Autumn Craft Market 13:00-19:00 The Constant Knitter, 88 Francis Street, Dublin 8 www.facebook.com/events/371627296842947/
+  Book Launch: The Biggest Prison on Earth: A History of the Occupied Territories (in Palestine) 14:00-16:00 Wynn’s Hotel, 35/39 Lower Abbey Street, Dublin 1 www.facebook.com/events/2427706984178984/
+ Euro 2020 Qualifier: Ireland vs Georgia 14:00-17:00 nearly all pubs, e.g. Lundy Foot & Co, Essex Gate, Temple Bar, Dublin 2 www.facebook.com/events/2347320085366944/
+ National Gallery Highlights Tour 14:30-15:30 National Gallery of Ireland, Merrion Square, Dublin 2 www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on/highlights-tour-49
+ Ireland’s Choice for Europe – Talk 15:00-16:00 Farmleigh House, Phoenix Park, Dublin 15 www.eventbrite.ie/e/63640700047 (Booking required)
+ Surgery Without Research / Four Men Dead / Freak Control / Sugarplum Suicide – Rock Gigs 20:00-02:00 Fibber Magees, 80-81 Parnell Street, Dublin 1 www.facebook.com/events/504091657103237/
+ Full Moon Swim 21:00 Bull Island, Clontarf, Dublin 3 www.facebook.com/events/2350710921913694/
+ SoulPower – Soul & Funk Gig 21:00-23:30 Mint Bar, Westin Hotel, Westmoreland Street, Dublin 2 www.facebook.com/events/669672553520881/
+ The Donald Kirk Band – Gig 22:30 Tolka House Pub, 9a Glasnevin Hill, Glasnevin, Dublin 9 www.facebook.com/events/685320818609030/


in addition there are all the other free events at the
National Museum, National Gallery, National Print Museum, Hugh Lane Gallery, Science Gallery, Chester Beatty Library National Botanic Gardens and then there are all the weekly markets.
 

Saturday + Sunday Markets

+ Temple Bar Food Market: Sat 10:00-16:30 on Meeting House Square  www.facebook.com/TempleBarFoodMarket/
+ Honest2Goodness Market: Sat 09:00-15:00 in Dublin Ind. Estate, Glasnevin www.facebook.com/GlasnevinMarket/
+ Bushy Park Market: Sat 10:00-16:00 in Bushy Park, Terenure www.facebook.com/bushyparkmarket/
+ Red Stables Market: Sat 10:00-16:00 at the Red Stables in St. Anne’s Park, Raheny www.facebook.com/RedStablesMarket/
+ The Super Natural Food Market: Sat 09:00-15:00 at St. Andrews Resource Centre in Pearse Street www.facebook.com/thesupernaturalfoodmarket
+ Marley Park Market: Sat 10:00-16:00 / Sun 11:00-16:00 Grange Road, Rathfarnham www.dlrcoco.ie/en/parks-outdoors/markets/marlay-park-market
+ Dun Laoghaire People’s Park Market: Sun 11:00-16:00 People’s Park, Dun Laoghaire www.dlrcoco.ie/en/parks-outdoors/markets/peoples-park-market

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Sunday Events (13 October)

+ Extinction Rebellion Family Day 10:00-18:00 Merrion Square, Dublin 2 extinctionrebellionireland.com
+ Sculpture in Context 2019 Exhibition 10:00-18:00 National Botanic Garden, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9 botanicgardens.ie/event/sculpture-in-context-2019-2/?instance_id=456
+ Autumn Craft Fair Sutton 10:00-16:00 Marine Hotel Sutton, 13 Sutton Cross, Sutton, Co. Dublin www.facebook.com/events/706865476377434/
+ Dublin 8 Autumn Craft Market 11:00-17:00 The Constant Knitter, 88 Francis Street, Dublin 8 www.facebook.com/events/371627296842947/
+ Drop-in Family Workshop: Costume Creation 11:30-13:30 National Gallery, Merrion Square, Dublin 2 www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on/drop-family-workshop-costume-creations
+ Market Park (Flea/Farmers/Vintage/Arts Market in Swords) 12:00-17:00 Jam Park, South Quarter, Airside Retail Park, Swords, Co. Dublin www.facebook.com/events/1081686925375587/
+ Nicolo Spera (ten-string guitar) – Sundays@Noon Classical Concerts 12:00-13:00 Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1 www.hughlane.ie/past-sunday-concerts/2654-sundaysnoon-nicolo-spera-ten-string-guitar
+ People’s Art & Craft Fair Lucan 12:00-17:00 St Andrew’s Parish Centre, Main Street, Lucan, Co. Dublin
+ Street Work – How kids play in Dublin (Age: 8-14) 12:00-13:30 The LAB, 1 Foley Street, Dublin 1 www.facebook.com/events/627895694281947/ (Booking required)
+ Challenging White Feminism 12:00-16:00 Wynn’s Hotel, 35-39 Abbey Street Lower, Dublin 1 www.eventbrite.ie/e/71781250653 (Booking required)
+ Home Energy Improvements Seminars 12:00-14:00+14:00-16:00 dlr LexIcon, Moran Park, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin www.facebook.com/events/552406728831741
+ Bauhaus: Model and Myth 12:30-14:15 National Gallery, Merrion Square, Dublin 2 www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on/film-bauhaus-model-and-myth
+ The Monthly Cycle 13:00-16:00 Meet at Criminal Courts of Justice, outside Phoenix Park, Park Gate Street, Dublin 8 www.facebook.com/events/1347793475371541/
+ Midnight Buzz Duo – Live Jazz, Lounge & Soul 14:30-17:00 The Tram Cafe, Wolfetone Square, Dublin 1 www.facebook.com/events/665169170559118/
+ Women of the Bauhaus – Talk 15:00-16:00 National Gallery, Merrion Square, Dublin 2 www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on/lecture-women-bauhaus
+ Chester Beatty Library: Highlights Tour 15:00-16:00 Chester Beatty Library, Garden Of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2 chesterbeatty.ie/whats-on/free-sunday-tours-2/
+ Blessing of Pets 15:00-16:00 Church of the Nativity of Our Lord, Montrose Park, Beaumont, Dublin 9 www.facebook.com/events/406089976972778/
+ Open Mic for musicians, poets etc. 16:00-18:00 Birchall’s, 129 Ranelagh, Dublin 6 www.facebook.com/events/2517202205160443/
+ Jazz Jam Session 16:00-20:00 The International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2 www.facebook.com/events/514215679401141/
+ Cuban Salsa Class 16:30-17:30 (since the Mezz is closed for renovations, pls contact the organiser for venue information) www.facebook.com/events/535835303827862
+ October Song-Sharing Session 18:00-22:00 Chaplin’s Bar, 2 Hawkins Street, Dublin 2 www.facebook.com/events/412925506029579/
+ Gardiner Street Gospel Choir 19:30-20:30 Gardiner Street Church, Upper Gardiner Street, Dublin 1 www.gardinerstreetgospelchoir.com
+ Salsa & Bachata Taster 19:30 (Bachata) 20:30 (Cuban Salsa) River Bar, 1 D’Olier Street, Dublin 2 www.facebook.com/events/767207060366289/ (Booking required)
+ The Comedy Crunch 21:00-23:00 Stag’s Head Pub, 1 Dame Court, Dublin 2 www.facebook.com/events/3028439480504795/
+ Upbeat Generation – Soul, Funk & Disco Gig 23:30-01:30 Fibber Magees, 80-81 Parnell Street, Dublin 1 www.facebook.com/events/2267530780043009/

in addition there are all the other free events at the National Museum, National Gallery, National Print Museum, Hugh Lane Gallery, Science Gallery, Chester Beatty Library National Botanic Gardens and then there are all the weekly markets.

 


…and something for next week

+ Dublin Festival of History – Talks 01-20 Oct (various times & various locations) dublinfestivalofhistory.ie/2019-programme/ All events are free!
+ DIAS – 50 years as space research pioneers – Discussion Mon 14 Oct 18:00-20:00 Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 10 Burlington Rd, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4 www.eventbrite.ie/e/67023554255 (Booking required)
+ Pop-up Talk: The Liffey Swim Tue 15 Oct 13:15-13:30 National Gallery, Merrion Square, Dublin 2 www.facebook.com/events/965829270416456/
+ Social Enterprise Summit Wed 16 Oct 09:00-13:00 City Hall, Dame Street, Dublin 2 www.eventbrite.ie/e/65097277710 (Booking required)
+ 50 Plus Expo Fri-Sun 18-20 Oct 11:00-17:30 RDS, Merrion Road, Dublin 4 seniortimes.ie/50-plus-expo/




…and some OPEN HOUSE suggestions as promised…

As promised in the introduction to this Dublin Event Guide, here are some suggestions for the Open House event this weekend. Some buildings required pre-booking and a few even required participation in a ticket lottery to get tickets, but there are still many many buildings where you just arrive and then wait for a bit in a queue before you get a place on a tour. Usually the waiting period is not very long.

Over the years, I have visited the Department of Foreign Affairs, Central Bank (the old one), Liberty Hall, Busaras, Conference Centre (CCD), French Ambassador’s Residence, Department of Enterprise and the Commissioners of Irish Lights offices in Dun Laoghaire and at least 5 more.
I really liked the Busaras Tour and the Irish Lights offices was also really interesting (the building is built like a Lighthouse). Not all buildings are taking part every year, but some of these are on the list again this year.

So here are a few I recommend:
+ Busáras (Sat+Sun 11:00-17:00) openhousedublin.com/locations/aras-mhic-dhiarmada/
+ Commissioners of Irish Lights (Sun 11:00-17:00) openhousedublin.com/locations/commissioners-of-irish-lights/
+ Criminal Courts of Justice (Sat 11:00-17:00) openhousedublin.com/locations/criminal-courts-of-justice/
+ Dr. Steevens’ Hospital (Sat 11:00-17:00) openhousedublin.com/locations/dr-steevens-hospital/
+ Farmleigh House (Sat+Sun 11:00-17:00) openhousedublin.com/locations/farmleigh-house/
+ Kevin Street Garda Station (Sun 14:00-17:00) openhousedublin.com/locations/kevin-street-garda-station/
+ National Concert Hall (Sat 10:00-14:30) openhousedublin.com/locations/national-concert-hall/
+ Trinity College Old Library (Sat 14:00-15:00+15:00-16:00) openhousedublin.com/locations/old-library/
+ Pigeon House Power Station (Sat 11:00-15:00) openhousedublin.com/locations/pigeon-house-power-station/
+ Residence de France (Sat 11:00-17:00) openhousedublin.com/locations/residence-de-france/
+ The Mansion House (Sat 11:00-17:00) openhousedublin.com/locations/the-mansion-house/

You will see that most more are open on Saturday than on Sunday.
There are many more interesting buildings, but if you manage to see a few of these above, you have done a great job! ;-) Here is the full list: openhousedublin.com/whats-on/

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