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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 23,000 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 (usually at Friday late at night). 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 29. August 2015:


Dublin Event Guide 428: Merrion Square Open Day, Dublin Flea Market, People’s Photography, Dalkey Lobster Festival

DEG Dublin Event Guide (for free events)

No. 428 | 28 August 2015

Subscribers: 23,985

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Hi all!

Here we are again! Another week over and in a few days two thirds of 2015 is already behind us. Is it a good year? Yes, regarding events it is a good year. There are a few big events gone, but there are lots more smaller ones it seems.

The great thing about Ireland is that many museums are free and that these museums have resources and great people to run lots of other free events as well. On Saturday the National Museum in Kildare Street is celebrating its 125th anniversary with lots of events! Dublin’s libraries and the pubs with free gigs are equally important.

If you go to free events, please show your support and thank the organisers is possible. We are lucky to have so many enthusiastic people running events!

And here is my weekly appeal to you: These are two areas the Dublin Event Guide needs your continued help with: Your donations help paying the bills for sending the Dublin Event Guide every week, so please help if you can. Just 1 Euro per month (12 Euro per year) would be great. Not very many subscribers are prepared to or able to help, so please don’t rely on others!

And without you spreading the word we would have never reached 23,000 subscribers and 60,000 Facebook Likes. But it is just the start!! The goals are MUCH bigger than that! :-) Imagine if everyone just got ONE additional person to subscribe to the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events). That would be an immediate increase by a few thousand subscribers. Can you help?

For donations go to www.perfectresults.info/donate.htm and the link to subscribe is www.dublineventguide.com.

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Here is the explanation regarding donations: To send the Dublin Event Guide and for domain names and for web hosting, I have a monthly bill of EUR 190 to cover. This is not for me, but all that money goes directly to external service providers. I am working approx. 35 hours on the Dublin Event Guide every week and don’t make any cent, that’s why I ask you to help with the cost if you can. If you can spare EUR 1 per month (that’s just 25 cent per edition!!) please donate EUR 12 for the year (or more if you can …or even less if you can’t). You can make your donation at www.perfectresults.info/donate.htm using Paypal or CreditCard or send me a mail dublineventguide@gmail.com and I can suggest other ways. I am also looking for some corporate sponsors as well, if you know someone, send them my way. :-)

And please help spreading the word about the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events). Your friends can easily subscribe at www.dublineventguide.com and they will get a weekly e-mail magazine with all the free events in Dublin if they subscribe. They don’t have to pay a cent (but donations are very welcome!) for that and their e-mail address is completely safe with me! More than 23,000 people receive the Dublin Event Guide every week and we are more than 60,000 people at the Dublin Event Guide Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/DublinEventGuide Check it out and click on LIKE when you are there.

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

Without putting your hand in your pocket (for the Dublin Event Guide) at all you can help by ALWAYS using the ad links in the Dublin News Section and the ads in the Dublin Event Guides 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 e-zine/newsletter (Groupon, LivingSocial, Amazon, Book Depository, LastMinute etc), you help the Dublin Event Guide everytime. This is how it works: The company you buy from (Groupon, Amazon, LivingSocial, Book Depository etc) registers that you came to them via a link from the Dublin Event Guide and they show their appreciation by giving a small commission (5-8%) to the Dublin Event Guide. This might only be 30 cent a go, but if you did that for all online purchases and if lots of people used it, then it could make a big dent into the EUR 190 needed. Use these links as often as possible it doesn’t cost you a cent and you help big time!

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!

Today’s feel good slot is one of these video clips that make you feel good because they make you laugh. It is the simplest type, but it often works! ;-) Well, I laughed and I hope so will you. It is a clip from the “8 out of 10 Cats Does Countdown” and in it comedian Joe Lycett tells his story about a parking fine:

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Support

This part is important to “keep the show on the road”:

To cover the cost for the Dublin Event Guide I need your help and every week generous and nice Dublin Event Guide readers help with a donation.

Last week Judy F, Jane O’H, Eamonn U, Gerard P, Fiona F were the wonderful people that did support the Dublin Event Guide with a donation. Thanks a LOT!! Please keep in mind that without donations there won’t be a Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events): Your donation will ensure that the Dublin Event Guide will continue arriving in your Inbox every week and every donation will benefit EVERY Dublin Event Guide reader!

The cost for sending the weekly newsletter is approx. EUR 190 per month and a donation from you of just EUR 12 per year will ensure that I will be able to pay the bills.
Has the Dublin Event Guide helped you to find events that you otherwise wouldn’t have known about, or have you saved money by finding great free events? Then go to here and give something back!

I appreciate ANY help: EUR 12 would be great (that’s just 25 cent per week!), but even if it is just the price of 2 pints it will help.

You can donate online by following this link to the PayPal&CreditCard 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.

In the last 12 months the following wonderful people have sponsored this Dublin Event Guide:
Eric C, Timothy McA, Gabriel K, Aoife M, Tara R, Aislinn T, Jennifer G, Claire D, Patricia O’D, Barry M, Sharon C, Sillybilly.ie, Emma G, Gerry T, Rebecca T, Comet Records, John F, Brian L, Joan S, Michael C, Aine Ni L, Fiona O’R, Noelle H, Paul M, Sarah S, Meav Ni M, Sinéad J, GiveAffirmations.com, Sandra McD, Jutta B-S, Melanie B, Gwen M, Brian H.P., Anita W, Bairbre E, Carija I, Katarzyna C, Elaine K, Adriano G, Majella M, Eoin P, Catherine P, Arthur D, Elizabeth F, Mary C, Philippa F, Artem K, A C, Ann M, Brian R, Jake M, Mark G, Mark R, Shanel W, Luna B, Fiona D, Sean S, Zelie McG, Shona F, Serena F, Ann M, Nikki D, Christian K, Catherine E, Bridget W, Tania Z, Barbara Q-B, Tony B, Tom O’D, Sueanne O’H, Kay G, Laura S, Brian R, Sophie P-L, Eamonn H, Clarisa Sch, Clodagh O’C, Milena V, Lizzie B, Siobhan P, Susan B, Michelle M, Sharon K, Michele M, Bill G, Catherine O’S, Lisa O’B, Ivan S, Donald M, Martina D, Pascale M, Aishling B, Brendan M, Marta E, Rose P, Fiona D, Mark G, Majella M, Jennyfer P, Emeline J, Pauline R, Joe O’D, Clodagh C, Ellen B, Marsha L S, Geraldine C, Marta C L, Ana L, Tim O’N, Stephen McE, Aishling B, Ana R T, Clarissa de M A, Gordon S, Martin O’S, Keith O’B, Aaron D, Siobhan B, Vincent P, Carol McN, Nicola R, Marion K, Bernadette L, Stephen S, Joseph O’L, Roisin R, Maeve O’N, Jessica G, Monika K, Deirdre I, David S, Jurgen B, Claire D, Jenny H, John O’S, Caitriona L, Isidro G, David F, Filippo G, Amanda L, Jacinta O’B, Mark C, Phillipa C, Ryan M, Deirdre NiD, Elizabeth N, Helen L, Marcus H, Signe Kristina K, Gerard B, Niamh D, Miguel N, Mieke H, Michael McS, Renee S, Julia C, Belinda B, Michelle McC, Marta T, Rita B, Johan S, Cathal S, Julia AY, Anne C, Cyril C, George K, Paul S, Susan H, Terry McG, Sarah S, Helen B, Brian R, Justin M, Roy K, Ross M, Ann HB, Susan F, Deirdre G, Mark C, John F, Melanie B, Mark G, Cory H, Avril C, Judy F, Jane O’H, Eamonn U, Gerard P, Fiona F and Arthur’s Pub (www.arthurspub.ie A classic Dublin old-style pub in 28 Thomas Street with a new and buzzing music venue that runs lots of events), the Birdcage Bakery & Cafe (www.facebook.com/BirdcageBakery An independent cafe and bakery in 23 Harcourt Road, Dublin 2), Cycling Campaign (www.dublincycling.ie), www.FlamencoIndalo.com (A group that supports and promotes the art of Flamenco in Ireland), www.oliviercornetgallery.com (An Art Gallery in 5 Cavendish Row), www.thepaulkanegallery.com (A great Art Gallery, on the search for a new venue), www.cfcp.ie (The Centre for Creative Practices is the the only arts centre in Ireland dedicated to connecting, integrating and promoting immigrant, experimental and emerging artists among the local arts scene and audiences) and www.KravMagaIreland.com, the self-defence training centre for everyone, which provides regular 12-week or 2-day self-defence training courses for beginners.

EventbriteThe main sponsor is Eventbrite and their support is hugely appreciated! Eventbrite enables people all over the world to plan, promote, and sell out any event, and has sold over 200 million tickets and registrations worldwide, totalling more than $3 billion in gross ticket sales. Eventbrite is free for free events. The online event registration service makes it easy for everyone to discover events, and to share the events they are attending with the people they know. In this way, Eventbrite brings communities together by encouraging people to connect through live experiences.

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

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Joergs Picks

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

This weekend sees the last two days of the Heritage Week and there are still lots of events. The Merrion Square Open Day on Saturday is definitely worth a visit. The People’s Photo Exhibition at St. Stephen’s Green is a must and you will also find me at the Dublin Flea Market on Sunday.

If you have children, consider the Family Comedy Festival at Farmleigh House and then there is also the Dalkey Lobster Festival. Busy weekend!! :-)

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Competitions

Jordan Belfort – The Wolf of Wall Street – in Dublin – Ticket Competition

Sat 12 Sept 2015 – 09:00-19:00
RDS, Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

Have you seen or heard of the film “The Wolf of Wall Street”? Jordan Belfort is the person that wrote the book and the real main character of the story. In the film he is played by Leonardo Di Caprio.

Jordan Belfort is coming to Dublin to share his knowledge about Sales and Negotiation techniques and after seeing him, people can actually change their lives. Event attendees will learn how to significantly increase their money, grow their businesses and build a solid understanding of sales processes.
If you want to learn unique techniques for negotiation, out of box thinking and creativity boost, it is an event, you cannot miss, especially you are already in sales, business or customer facing roles. After this event, you will work and see things differently.

Jordan Belfort will be accompanied by two other speakers who are experts in their fields:
+ Peng Joon, successful internet entrepreneur will share his secrets, how from flat broke student without any help he became world known businessman. Techniques on how to make money online and internet secrets will be revealed on the day.
+ JT Foxx is one of the world’s top speakers, is also a media personality having had a radio show for 7 years and now can be regularly seen and interviewed on CNBC, Forbes, BBC and many other TV and radio shows all around the world and is a contributing author for Forbes Africa and Prestige Magazine.

For more information and to buy tickets follow this link.

And for Dublin Event Guide Readers there is an opportunity to win a pair of GOLD tickets to see Jordan Belfort live.

I have three pairs of tickets for a competition and to win a pair you have to send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with JBELFORT in the subject line and with your name and mobile phone number in the body of the mail. In addition you have to answer this question: What is Jordan Belfort teaching about: a) Sales b) IT c) Construction. So add the right letter in your mail as well. Your mail has to be with me by 12:00 on 09 Sept.

www.wowsdublin.com

Release Your Voice – 6-week Singing Course – Competition

from Tuesday 15 Sept, every Tuesday for 6 weeks (19:00-20:30)
Lantern Centre, 15 Synge Street, Dublin 8

Discover new and exciting possibilities for your voice while having fun! Join these Group Singing Classes with Professional Singer and Vocal Coach Joan Shields.

Maybe you always have been curious to give singing a try? Or maybe you are more experienced and you want to polish your vocals and learn some new repertoire? This course is for you!

You will learn how to develop and gain control over your voice; extend your pitch-range, improve your timbre, intonation and power; sing in a healthy way for your voice; communicate/interpret a song and perform with confidence.

The course will cover good vocal techniques and will introduce you to different styles of songs from Jazz to Pop and from Folk to Classical. Is suitable for all levels of singer from the beginner/non-singer to the professional and you will also have the opportunity to explore your vocal creativity through improvisation.

Joan is a very popular and experienced professional singer herself, has a Masters in Music Performance and will definitely be the right person to bring you to the next level of singing.

The course fee is EUR 90 and there are only limited places available. To book your place, contact freeyourvoice@outlook.com or ring 086 3844527 and here are some more details www.facebook.com/events/1020601661303730/

For one super-lucky Dublin Event Guide reader, Joan has made a ticket on her course available. To win this ticket you have to send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with JSHIELDS in the subject line and with your name and mobile phone number in the body of the mail. The draw is a random draw, but if you want, you can tell me why you would like to do Joan’s course, I am interested, but you don’t have to! Your mail has to be with me by 12:00 on 08 Sept.

Please note: If you are seriously interested, sign up with Joan to secure your place AND enter the competition. If you are the winner, you will not have to pay (or you will get your money back). That way you don’t have to worry that you might miss out because the course is full once the competition is decided! So go ahead and contact Joan now.

No Tent Required – 1-Day Music Festival – Ticket Competition

Fri 04 Sept 2015 – 20:30
Grand Social, 35 Lower Liffey Street, Dublin 1

This is the perfect music festival for people that love live music, but are not too keen on camping, mud, Porta-loos, baby wipes and the festival pilgrimage to other part of Ireland! So if you are not going anywhere with a tent next weekend and would like to go HOME after a good night out with great music, come to the Grand Social!

The performers already confirmed are:

Rachael McCormack
Johnny Rayge
The Sacreblues Band
The Mariannes
Mongrel State
Fox E & The Good Hands

DJ Karl Tsigdinos (River of Soul)

and there will be some more.

Admission is a very very reasonable EUR 5 and the best is that this money will go to the Musical Youth Foundation who are helping vulnerable young kids to learn to play a musical instrument, which can be life-changing. Check out www.myf.ie

You can buy your tickets at the door or to make sure that you get in, you can book tickets in advance via email to chris@soul.ie

For five Dublin Event Guide Readers, the Musical Youth Foundation has a gift of a pair of tickets! You are allowed to donate to the programme if you want, though. ;-)
If you want to win a pair of tickets, you have to send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with NO TENT in the subject line and with your name and mobile phone number in the body of the mail. Your mail has to be with my by 12:00 on Wed 02 Sept.

Musical Theatre Course for 6-12 year olds – Ticket Competition

Jill Anderson’s School of Speech and Drama offers a whole range of classes, there are Drama Classes, Public Speaking Courses, Singing Classes, Dancing Classes and Mum & Baby Classes. Everything that has to do with speaking and expressing is covered. The classes run in a number of locations and are suitable from Age 3 all the way up to adults.

Have a look at this comprehensive range of classes at www.speechdramadublin.com/

Because a good foundation is the best starting point and to promote the classes for the new term to all Dublin Event Guide readers, Jill has offered not just one, but FOUR places in her Musical Theatre Class for 6-12 year olds. That is a value of EUR 210 for each of the courses. What a great prize!

Classes are designed to provide an introduction in voice training and improve confidence in singing and acting in front of an audience. The classes are broken into three modules of singing, dancing and drama. This is perfect for Children who love to sing, dance and act!

And this is how the competition works: One place is made available in each of the four locations where Jill and her team teaches: Ballinteer, Foxrock, Clontarf and Rathfarnham. The dates and times vary from location to location and you can check them here: www.speechdramadublin.com/drama-classes/#Theatre The classes start in the week beginning with the 07 September and continue for a full term (14 weeks).

Have a look at the link above to see if the times suit you and then send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with your name and your mobile phone number in the body of the mail and with JANDERSON in the subject line of the mail. You also need to tell me where you would like to win the class for your son or daughter. You can mention more than one location if you are flexible, but one location has to be mentioned as the minimum.

Your mail has to be with me by 12:00 on Wed 02 Sept.

www.speechdramadublin.com/

SHIFT presents “This is Spinal Tap” – 80s Tribute Band- Ticket Competition

Fri 28 Aug – 20:00
Sugar Club, 8 Lower Leeson Street, Dublin 2

80s tribute rockers SHIFT were hosting a screening of the classic rockumentary “This is Spinal Tap” followed by a live rock gig by SHIFT and 80s DJs until late. The film chronicles the journey of Spinal Tap, ‘one of England’s loudest bands’ and SHIFT is the perfect 80s rock band. You will hear Animal, Whitesnake, Def Leppard, Guns ‘n’ Roses and Kiss and this is THE night for every 80s child.

The great guys from SHIFT provided a whole bag full of tickets and the winners were Janine Freeman, T.J.Duffy, Rosanna Gilvarry, Jenna Sue-Wong, Liz Porter, Bernardina Vinci, David Wheelahan, Claire Moore, Caroline O’Connor and Amy Fogarty.

Promote your product or event through a competition!

If you want to reach more than 23,000 people with a product promotion or an event promotion for a non-free event, contact me on dublineventguide@gmail.com and we can discuss the options. You provide the prize for the competition and the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) runs the competition for you. It couldn’t be simpler.

And if you want me to use/test a product you are selling and then share my assessment here in the Dublin Event Guide, we can talk about that too. I like testing gear. ;-)

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Help the Dublin Event Guide! It won’t cost you a cent!

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!!

When you buy books online, buy them from Book Depository or from Amazon and use these links to go to the website:

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And when you buy from Living Social or Groupon use these links:

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When you buy holidays (from Lastminute.com, Expedia or Hotels.com) or other products buy them via clicking on the links below:

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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!!!

And if you want to donate money directly, then you can do that here: www.perfectresults.info/donation.htm

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Heritage Week from 22-30 August – Last two days!

The last two days of Heritage Week is not a fizzling out, but it is a full on, busy programme. Some events are included in this Dublin Event Guide, but there are soooo many that I couldn’t include all, so please check on the HeritageWeek website at www.heritageweek.ie/whats-on

Unfortunately, though, the website seems to have some intermittent problems. I had difficulties reaching it.

I found a way!! As long as the website is down, you can reach the Dublin City events list here: www.heritageweek.ie/wp-content/uploads/pdfs/hw-dublin-dublincity.pdf

BlueFire StreetFest 2015 – Fund It Campaign

BlueFire Street Fest on Smithfield Square, Dublin 7 is planned for Sat 19 Sept and will see an array of international and local performers and artists from the Dublin arts scene entertaining you. There will be world music on the main stage, a graffiti art jam, street performers, buskers, a market fair, drumming workshops and salsa beats, inspirational talks and a children’s area for the kids.

But running such a festival is not cheap! The BlueFire team have raised most of the money from Dublin City, Jameson and VisitDublin, but they still need to fill a gap and for that reason have launched a fundraising campaign in Fund It.

Have a look at www.fundit.ie/project/bluefire-street-fest-2015 and if you can help, the Fund It project partners will match your contribution, so that BlueFire will have double the funds available.

Uber in Dublin losing its appeal?

Uber Ireland has announced that from 01 Sept, they will no longer offer UberX services in Dublin, but instead will now offer UberTAXI services. The name change doesn’t matter to most, it was always a Taxi service where Uber was just the online booking engine that replaced the “radio company” through which you booked a taxi in olden times. ;-)

The big change, however, is that the 10% discount on fares that was given since around December 2014 does NOT apply to UberTAXI anymore, so now there is no differntiator anymore between Uber, Hailo and all the other online bookable Taxi services that will arrive in Ireland. Will Uber be happy to be just another Taxi Service? Or is this the beginning of the end for Uber in Ireland?

If you want to try them out while they are still here, sign up here and get a EUR 10 trip for free (only works if you are a new user). Use it this weekend, who knows if that special offer is also withdrawn from 01 Sept!

Opportunities

The former “Opportunities” section is now Eventbrite’s section to highlight some of the events they – as the main sponsor of the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) – would particularly like to bring to your attention. Many events listed here will be free, but there will be a non-free event in the list as well and they will be marked as non-free. All information is supplied by Eventbrite.

== EVENTBRITE PICKS ==

SALUTE 2015 – MILITARY RE-ENACTMENTS – SATURDAY & SUNDAY
The Association of Irish Military Enthusiasts (AIME) are hosting an event in Swords where you can see living history, re-enactment and military vehicle displays. There will be driving displays and static ones and it will include some very heavy armour.
Admission is EUR 8 for adults and EUR 5 for children (Family Pass EUR 20) and you can book here.

A TALE OF HAMILTON AND 12 SONNETS – WEDNESDAY
Join poet Iggy McGovern (Fellow Emeritus in Physics, Trinity College Dublin) & Friends for a staged reading of 12 sonnets in the voices of academicians, poets and mathematicians.
Admission is free and tickets can be booked here.

In the meantime you can find more events at www.eventbrite.ie or download the Eventbrite app to find events around you.

Exhibitions

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

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

Sculpture in Context – National Botanic Gardens

03 Sept – 16 Oct

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

Sculpture in Context is Ireland’s largest outdoor sculpture exhibition and it is a brilliant exhibition in the beautiful surroundings of the National Botanic Gardens, Some of Ireland’s best artists are showing new work and the sculptures are displayed throughout the gardens, ponds, Great Palm House and Curvilinear Range, with the smaller works exhibited in the in the gallery in the Visitors Centre.

On Saturdays you will have the opportunity to join the artists for a guided tour through the exhibits.

The exhibition runs from 03 Sept until Fri 16 October.

www.sculptureincontext.com/

David Claerbout Exhibition

14-22 Aug (11:00-18:00) / 24 Aug – 11 Oct (11:00-20:00)

Project Arts Centre, 39 East Essex Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

The exhibition consists of a number of video installations by Belgian artist David Claerbout, but reading the description of the exhibition doesn’t explain anything at all, so you better just go and look at it.

Who writes that stuff? “Claerbout’s multiple video installation at Project Arts Centre will challenge conventions of exhibition-making, attempting to further our efforts to perceive what it is to exhibit while exhibiting.” Or this “His is a practice where burgeoning awareness creeps up on you as a viewer, nagging questions of authenticity start to haunt, and our idea of scale based on a fixed position in space becomes unsettled, destabilised, set adrift.”

www.projectartscentre.ie/event/david-claerbout/

El Lissitzky: The Artist and the State

30 Jul – 18 Oct

Project Arts Centre, 39 East Essex Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

“El Lissitzky: The Artist and the State” reflects on the artistic and cultural community who gave voice to a new image for the emerging Irish state after the Easter Rising and a visual language for its politics.

The exhibition brings together a significant body of works from the Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, by El Lizzitsky (1890 – 1941), one of the most influential artists of the 20th century who is shown here for the first time in Ireland.

www.imma.ie/en/page_237015.htm

Nepal Photographic Exhibition

04-13 Sept – 10:00-17:00

Farmleigh House, Castleknock end of Phoenix Park, Dublin 15

A photographic exhibition about Nepal’s art, culture, heritage and majestic tourist sites will be on show from 04-13 Sept. The exhibition will contain photographs of the damages caused by the earthquake and images on how Nepal is recovering after the devastating earthquake.

During the weekend there will also be Nepalese food stalls. Exhibition and stalls will be in the Cowshed Theatre.

Admission is free.

www.farmleigh.ie/events/Title,35078,en.html

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Car Boot Sales – Tallaght

08:00 – 12:00, Sat 29 Aug

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/

Honest2Goodness Food Market

09:30 – 16:00, Sat 29 Aug

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

09:30 – 13:00, Sat 29 Aug

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 (and if you know some more, please tell me):
+ 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

www.parkrun.ie/

SuperNatural Food Market

09:30 – 15:30, Sat 29 Aug

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

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

www.supernatural.ie

The Green Door Market

09:30 – 16:00, Sat 29 Aug

18 Newmarket, Dublin 8

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

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

www.facebook.com/thegreendoordublin

Belgard Weekend Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 29 Aug

Belgard Road, Dublin 24

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

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

www.facebook.com/belgardmarket

Dublin City Hall – Free Admission

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 29 Aug

City Hall, Dame Street, Dublin 2

The “Story of the Capital” exhibition in the basement museum of Dublin City Hall is taking part in Heritage Week and is waiving the admission charges today.

www.heritageweek.ie/wp-content/uploads/pdfs/hw-dublin-dublincity.pdf

Great Pink Run

10:00, Sat 29 Aug

Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

On Saturday, the Great Pink Run, a fundraiser for Breast Cancer Ireland, will take place. It is a 10km run (at 10:00) and a 5km run at 10:40 with start and finish in the Chesterfield Avenue/Furze Road area of Phoenix Park.

Registration is closed (and was not free), but you can support the participants for free by cheering them on.

A map of the race course is on the website below.

breastcancerireland.com/greatpinkrun/race-information/

Heritage Week: Yeats Archive Open Day

10:00 – 16:30, Sat 29 Aug

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

To celebrate Heritage Week 2015, the National Gallery will host a special behind the scenes look at the archive collections of Jack B. Yeats and the Yeats family. Rarely seen collections will be on display and staff will discuss and explain them to you.

There will also be free tours of the current archive exhibition at 11:00 and 15:00, led by members of the Gallery’s Library and Archive team.

Admission is free.

nationalgallery.ie/en/whatson/Special_Events/Yeats-Archive-Open-Day.aspx

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 29 Aug

Jamestown Market, 90 Jamestown Road, Inchicore, Dublin 8

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

www.jamestownmarket.com/

Marlay Park Market

10:00 – 16:00, Sat 29 Aug

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/markets

No. 29 Georgian House Museum

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 29 Aug

ESB Georgian House Museum, 29 Fitzwilliam Street Lower, Dublin 2

The ESB Georgian House Museum is a beautiful example of a Georgian House in Dublin of 1790. The museum normally has a EUR 6 admission charge, but for the Merrion Square Open Day, admission is free. If you have never been there, I strongly recommend it.

Harpist and singer Máiread Whelan will play in the elegant Drawing Room of the museum from 14:00-16:00, so that you can experience traditional Harp Music in Georgian surroundings.

www.esb.ie/main/about-esb/numbertwentynine/default.htm

Our Flying Heritage: Irish Aviation History

10:00 – 13:00, Sat 29 Aug

National Museum, Collins Barracks (Decorative Arts & History), 7 Benburb Street, Dublin 7

“Our Flying Heritage: Irish Aviation History” is a talk by Maurice Byrne, Joe Maxwell and Guy Warner about Ireland’s aviation heritage.

Admission is free, but booking is required via 01-6777444

Oddly the detailed programme seems to say that the event starts at 11:00 an not at 10:00:
11:00 Welcome
11:10 Aircraft and Aerospace Manufacturing in Northern Ireland from 1909 to the 21st Century (Speaker: Guy Warner)
11:40 ‘FIGHTER ACE’ The story of Dublin born Wing Commander Brendan ‘Paddy’ Finucane DSO, DFC (Speaker: Maurice Byrne)
12:10 The DH. Vampire and Fouga Magister in Irish Air Corps service (Speaker: Joe Maxwell)
12:40 Q&A session

www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx?eventID=4724

Temple Bar Markets

10:00 – 16:30, Sat 29 Aug

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 Museum of Archaeology’s Big Birthday

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 29 Aug

National Museum, Kildare Street (Archaeology), Dublin 2

A large amount of events take place in the National Museum in Kildare Street to celebrate the 125th birthday of the museum. There will be hands-on activities, talks and demonstrations and a list is below:

+ 10:30-16:30 Exploring the Digital Crypt – Workshop
+ 10:30-16:00 Minding the Museum’s Mosaic – Demonstration about the protection of ceramics
+ 10:00-17:00 Archaeology on Film – Videos about amazing discoveries
+ 10:00-17:00 Take a Trail: The History of the Building – Selfguided Tour
+ 10:00-17:00 Hands on Prehistory – Get hands on with replica artefacts
+ 10:00-17:00 Children’s Take a Trail – Activity sheet to explore the museum
+ 12:00-13:00 Floor to Ceiling: A Closer Look at the Interior of the National Museum – Lecture
+ 14:30-16:30 Drop In Activity: Artefact Detective! for Ages 6+

Admission is free.

www.museum.ie/en/list/featuredevents.aspx

Ratha Yatra Ireland Festival

10:30 – 18:00, Sat 29 Aug

St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2

Ratha Yatra is an annual parade festival that dates back thousands of years to ancient India. It is a celebration of the “International Society for Krishna Consciousness” and features a wooden chariot pulled by hand accompanied by singing, dancing, drums, cymbals. It culminates in an afternoon of music, drama and dance exhibits that even includes a vegetarian feast.

The event starts at Parnell Square at 10:30. The parade then leaves at 11:30 to go to the bandstand in St. Stephen’s Green and at 13:30 the celebrations will start there.

The activities in St. Stephen’s Green are
+ Music – Contemporary and classical spiritual songs, in both Eastern and Western styles
+ Philosophy – Guest speakers and local teachers talk about the basics of Krishna Consciousness
+ Dance & Vocal performance – Songs of devotion and other demonstrations of Indian culture
+ Exhibits – Spiritually-oriented arts, crafts, and literature
+ Free Vegetarian Feast – Share in our prasadam (spiritually prepared and delivered food)

Admission is free.

rathayatra.ie/

Archaeofest 2015

11:00 – 16:00, Sat 29 Aug

Merrion Square, Dublin 2

The Institute of Archaeologists of Ireland is hosting an archaeological event suitable for the whole family in Merrion Suqare. Join them for experiments, excavations and more.

Admission is free.

www.heritageweek.ie/wp-content/uploads/pdfs/hw-dublin-dublincity.pdf

Arena Fight – Fitness Run

11:00, Sat 29 Aug

Arena Fight, 43 Gardiner Lane, Dublin 1

Arena Fight, a Fitness & Martial Arts Training Centre in Gardiner Lane, is inviting to a Fitness Run in the Mountjoy Square area on Saturday morning. Anybody interested is welcome. Admission is free. Meeting point is at 43 Gardiner Lane.

www.facebook.com/pages/Arena-Fight/279402928916087

Blackrock Market

11:00 – 17:30, Sat 29 Aug

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/

Family Workshop – National Gallery

11:00 – 12:00, Sat 29 Aug

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

The National Gallery runs a Family Workshop entitled

“Inspired by…the Baroque”

The workshop is suitable for ages 4-10. Materials will be provided. Admission is free and no booking required, but places are limited.

nationalgallery.ie/whatson/Summer_2015/Family_workshop/Aug29_family.aspx

Heritage Week Tour: “From the Archives”

11:00 – 12:00, Sat 29 Aug

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

A special tour of the ‘From the Archives’ exhibition with National Gallery Library & Archive Staff will take place at 11:00 and at 15:00.

Admission is free. No booking necessary. Meet at the Information Desk.

nationalgallery.ie/whatson/Summer_2015/Tours/Heritage_Week_Tour_29_August-11am.aspx

Merrion Square Open Day

11:00, Sat 29 Aug

Merrion Square, Dublin 2

On Saturday 29 Aug, Merrion Square is inviting to an Open Day of many official buildings/organisations around the park.

The organisations contributing to the Open Day are
National Gallery, Irish Architectural Archive, Number Twenty Nine (ESB’s Georgian House Museum), Irish Traditional Music Archive, Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, ARCHAEOFEST 2015, College of Anaesthetists, National University of Ireland, University of Notre Dame in Ireland, Central Catholic Library, National Museum, Pepper Canister Church and a little further away National Print Museum and the Merrion Hotel.

All events are free, but some need pre-booking, so you better have a look already this week. Another reason for listing this event here already, is that it start at 11:00 already and depending when the Dublin Event Guide reaches you, this might not leave you enough time to plan.

The full programme is here: www.merrionsquare.ie/index.php/merrion-square-open-day-2/

And if you want to take part in one of the free Tours at O’Connell House where the University of Notre Dame is located, you find more details and links to the site for bookings here: www.merrionsquare.ie/index.php/oconnell-house-tours-58-merrion-sq/
At the time of writing this, there were still some tickets available for this tour.

merrionsquare.ie

Open Air Pilates + Life Coaching

11:00, Sat 29 Aug

Millenium Park, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15

Every Saturday at 11:00 until 29 August an Open Air Pilates class, followed by a Coaching session with a Life Coach takes place in Blanchardstown. Organised by Pace Pilates and supported by Fingal County Council. Find all details on the Facebook page below. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/682996365157044/

Outdoor Yoga Class – Stephen’s Green

11:00, Sat 29 Aug

St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2

Every Saturday (until 12 Sept) the Yoga Hub will run an Outdoor Yoga Class in St. Stephen’s Green near the bandstand.

Each class is donation based and the money you donate (each and every Euro!) will go directly to a different charity every week.

No booking required. Bring your own matt or towel. (If it rains, the bandstand will be used.)

www.facebook.com/events/1570921946506107/

People’s Photography 2015 – Open Air Exhibition

11:00 – 17:00, Sat 29 Aug

St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2

People’s Photography is a massive open air photo exhibition on the rails/fence of St. Stephen’s Green. More than 200 photographers will exhibit and sell their photos. Admission is free.

The event is similar to the People’s Art Exhibition that takes place on the rails of St Stephen’s Green 4-5 times a year. But the big difference is that you have only ONE single chance to see this exhibition and that obviously paintings are replaced with photos.

A great event strongly recommended!

peoplesphotography.ie/

Terenure Village Market

11:00 – 16:00, Sat 29 Aug

Bushy Park, Tempelogue Road, Terenure, Dublin 6W

The Terenure Village Market has moved to Bushy Park and is from now on a weekly market.

The market has now grown to 40 stalls offering a whole variety of foods and crafts.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/terenurevillagemarket

Family Comedy Weekend – Farmleigh House

11:30 – 17:00, Sat 29 Aug

Farmleigh House, Castleknock end of Phoenix Park, Dublin 15

At this Family Comedy Weekend at Farmleigh House, there will be comedy for kids in Stand-up Comedy shows, Comedy Workshops for Children, SIlly Storytelling, Joke writing, Poetry and Magic.

Admission is free.

www.farmleigh.ie/events/Title,34470,en.html

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Sat 29 Aug

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

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

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Dalkey Lobster Festival

12:00, Sat 29 Aug

Dalkey (Various locations)

The Dalkey Lobster Festival takes place this week on Saturday and Sunday with lots of music, cooking demonstrations, Kids Zone and Magic Show.

The Magic Show is from 15:00-16:00 on Sat and Sunday in the Dalkey Parish Garden.
The Kids Zone with Bouncy Castles and Performances is in the Supervalu car park from 13:00-18:00 on Sat+Sun.
A giant Lobster Show in in the Tramyard from 14:00-14:30 on Saturday.
Cooking Demonstrations take place throughout the day on Sat+Sun.

And there are a large amount of live gigs and performances throughout the weekend.

The Facebook Page below shows the whole programme in a post here.

www.facebook.com/DalkeyLobsterFest

Ha’penny Flea Market

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 29 Aug

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

The weekly Ha’penny Flea Market is an indoor market in the Grand Social Pub, which offers vintage Men and Women’s clothing, contemporary crafts, books, DVDs, vinyl records, vintage and handmade jewellery, vintage hair styles, art, photography and much more. Grand Social’s Bar and Gourmet Coffee options are available.

www.thegrandsocial.ie/

SECRET – Nothing To See Here – Science Gallery Exhibition

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 29 Aug

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

The current exhibition in the Science Gallery (08 Aug – 01 Nov) is called “SECRET – Nothing To See Here” and explores Privacy, Surveillance and Espionage.

Once again it is a really interesting exhibition, that has some intriguing, fascinating and revealing exhibits. Be prepared to do a good bit of reading to understand the background of the exhibits OR get one of the well informed and extremely helpful mediators to explain the details to you.

I would say that SECRET is for a slightly older audience (maybe 16+), but there are plenty of things that younger children will get as well if you make the effort to explain it to them.

From an airport-style security conveyor belt that records what you have in your pocket; via a Wifi traffic eavesdropping device (Transparency Grenade); a secret handshake training device; books full of stolen passwords (you might find yours!?); a Crypto Bar where you can download cryptographic software, a privacy wall that hides your identity to an installation with notepads where the lines are microprinted lists of Iraqi civilian victims of the Iraq war, you will find lots of interesting secrets.

The Science Gallery has very visitor friendly opening hours of Tue-Fri 12:00-20:00 and Sat+Sun 12:00-18:00, so there are no excuses! ;-) Admission is free.

dublin.sciencegallery.com/secret/

St. Patrick’s Cathedral – Guided Tour

12:00, Sat 29 Aug

St. Patrick’s Cathedral, St. Patrick’s Close, Dublin 8

Heritage Week comes with lots of free events and this one does normally cost money, but is free during Heritage Week only.

Every day from Monday until Saturday at 12:00 a free guided tour will take place in St. Patrick’s Cathedral. When you come to the till you have to mention that you are here for the free Heritage Week Tour to get in without a charge.

www.heritageweek.ie/whats-on/event-details?EventID=42

Peppercanister Church Concerts

12:30, Sat 29 Aug

St Stephen’s Church (The Pepper Canister), 2 Mount St Crescent, Dublin 2

For the Merrion Square Open Day, there will be a number of concerts in the Peppercanister Church:

12:30 Eoin Flood Classical Guitar
13:30 Eoin Hynes (Tenor) with Siobhan Kilkelly (pinao)
14:30 Amy Ni Fhearraigh (Soprano) with Adam McDonagh (Piano)

Admission is free.

www.peppercanister.ie/events/

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Sat 29 Aug

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/

Dublin Salsa Dancing – Practice Afternoon

13:00 – 16:00, Sat 29 Aug

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

The Meetup Group “Dublin Salsa Dancing” is having a practice afternoon in Sweeney’s and admission is free. (The date on the website hasn’t been modified from the last event, but Sweeney’s website confirms that it is happening. …even if they call it Tango instead of Salsa. ;-) )

www.meetup.com/Dublin-Salsa-Dancing/events/224713570/

Qigong – Drop-in class – Chester Beatty Library

13:00, Sat 29 Aug

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

Qigong is a traditional Chinese form of meditation coordinating slow flowing movement, deep rhythmic breathing, and a calm state of mind.

Come to this gentle Qigong practice outdoors on the Roof Top Garden of the Library (weather permitting) or indoors with a view of the roof garden. Suitable for all ages.

Admission is free and no booking required, but numbers are limited.

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

“My Favourites” – Dublin City Walking Tour

14:00 – 16:00, Sat 29 Aug

Spire, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

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

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

www.dublincitywalkingtours.com/

Water Charges Protest

14:00, Sat 29 Aug

Dublin (various locations)

Another protest against Water Charges is taking place on Saturday. The marches will start either at Heuston Station or a Connolly Station depending on where it suits you best and both marches will go to the GPO on O’Connell Street.

The event is organised by Right2Water.

www.right2water.ie/

Irish Roots – Walking through the Gardens Past

15:00, Sat 29 Aug

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

Plant-hunters, botanists, poets and philosophers have all been associated with the National Botanic Gardens. At this history-themed tour “Irish Roots – Walking through the Gardens Past ” you will discover the rich heritage that is the National Botanic Gardens.

Admission is free. Meet at the Education & Visitor Centre.

www.botanicgardens.ie/news/events.htm

Rosanna Davison – Book Signing

15:00, Sat 29 Aug

Dubray Books, 36 Grafton Street, Dublin 2

Model and nutritional therapist Rosanna Davison will be signing copies of her new book “Eat Yourself Beautiful” in Dubray Books.

Admission is free.

www.dubraybooks.ie/news-and-events

Ye Vagabonds – Gig

16:00 – 19:00, Sat 29 Aug

Arthur’s Pub, 28 Thomas Street, Dublin 8

The “Ye Vagabonds” are playing a Folk gig in Arthur’s Pub. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/492556290921106/

A Rumbustious Perambulation – Heritage Walk

16:30 – 17:30, Sat 29 Aug

The Casino, Malahide Road, Marino, Dublin 3

Join Lord Charlemont and historian Pat Liddy on a walk and talk with comical interludes for a recruitment drive and protest march to The Crescent in Clontarf.

Admission is free and no booking required. This event is part of the Heritage week events.

www.heritageweek.ie/wp-content/uploads/pdfs/hw-dublin-dublincity.pdf

Saturday Night Live – The Wine Cave

20:00 – 22:30, Sat 29 Aug

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

This is a weekly Saturday night live music event event downstairs in the Wine Cave of KC Peaches Cafe. Food will be served until 21:30 and wine, minerals & music will be available until later. Admission is free and a donation into a hat at the end of the evening is appreciated.

www.facebook.com/KCPeachesWineCave

Being Wrong is Right with Robert Coyle – Comedy

20:30 – 21:30, Sat 29 Aug

Accents Coffee & Tea Lounge, 23 Stephen Street Lower, Dublin 2

Robert Coyle is performing his new show “Being Wrong is Right with Robert Coyle” in Accents Cafe.

Doors open at 20:00, the show starts at 20:30 and finishes at 22:00.

Admission is free, but donations are welcome.

www.facebook.com/events/1691030397786823/

Jazz at Flanagans

21:00, Sat 29 Aug

Flanagan’s Piano Bar (Basement), 61 Upper O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

Flanagan’s are opening a new live music venue this week and it is a piano bar that will have live jazz every Friday and Saturday.

On Saturday Liza Nelson will perform.

Admission is free.

www.flanagansdublin.com/

Jazz on the Green

21:00 – 23:30, Sat 29 Aug

The Fitzwilliam Hotel Dublin, St. Stephen’s Green

Jazz on the Green is now provided every Saturday in the bar of the Fitzwilliam Hotel. Admission is free.

This week Tania Notaro will perform.

www.fitzwilliamhoteldublin.com/

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Sat 29 Aug

Stillorgan Orchard, The Hill, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin

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

www.stillorganorchard.com/live_music.html

The Nightmare Singers – Gig

21:00, Sat 29 Aug

The Mezz, 24/25 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

The Nightmare Singers will be for a gig in the Mezz. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/mezzdublin

The Dyatonics // Karpathia – Gigs

22:30, Sat 29 Aug

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

The bands “The Dyatonics” and “Karpathia” will be in Whelan’s for a gig in the Night Howl slot. Admission is free if you arrive before 22:30 or if you sign up for the guest list via the link below.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/night-howl-w-the-dyatonics-karpathia/

Hustle – Gig

23:55, Sat 29 Aug

The Mezz, 24/25 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

The midnight gig on Saturday will be with “Hustle”. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/mezzdublin

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Belgard Weekend Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 30 Aug

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

Birds of Cabinteely Park – Walk

10:00 – 12:00, Sun 30 Aug

Cabinteely Park, Dublin 18

Come for a stroll around Cabinteely Park observing the different bird species and finding out interesting facts from the BirdWatch Ireland experts.

Admission is free and no booking required. Meet in the main car park.

events.dlrcoco.ie/event/biodiversity-events

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 30 Aug

Jamestown Market, 90 Jamestown Road, Inchicore, Dublin 8

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

www.jamestownmarket.com

Marlay Park Market

10:00 – 16:00, Sun 30 Aug

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/markets

Merrion Square Open Air Gallery

10:00 – 18:30, Sun 30 Aug

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/

Dublin Flea Market

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 30 Aug

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

The next Dublin Flea Market is taking place in the Food Co-op, 12 Newmarket, just off Cork Street, Dublin 8 on Sun from 11:00-17:00. The flea market takes place every last Sunday of the month and admission is free. For more information or if you want to sell your own stuff, check out www.dublinflea.ie

“A bizarre bazaar of vintage clothing, bric-a-brac and what nots, old and new. Stalls include hand-made goods, art, jewelry, furniture, records and lots more unwanted items that may just be your treasure!”

www.facebook.com/pages/The-Dublin-Flea-Market/144081015625205

Dun Laoghaire Market

11:00 – 16:00, Sun 30 Aug

People’s Park, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

A weekly market with lots of food, but also many other products (art & crafts, books, etc) takes place every Sunday in the beautiful People’s Park in Dun Laoghaire. It is a very popular market and with around 50 vendors also one of the bigger markets.

www.dlrcoco.ie/aboutus/councildepartments/environment/findit/markets/

Palestrina Choir

11:00, Sun 30 Aug

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

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

www.procathedral.ie/music/this-week

People’s Photography 2015 – Open Air Exhibition

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 30 Aug

St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2

People’s Photography is a massive open air photo exhibition on the rails/fence of St. Stephen’s Green. More than 200 photographers will exhibit and sell their photos. Admission is free.

The event is similar to the People’s Art Exhibition that takes place on the rails of St Stephen’s Green 4-5 times a year. But the big difference is that you have only ONE single chance to see this exhibition and that obviously paintings are replaced with photos.

A great event strongly recommended!

peoplesphotography.ie/

Family Comedy Weekend – Farmleigh House

11:30 – 17:00, Sun 30 Aug

Farmleigh House, Castleknock end of Phoenix Park, Dublin 15

At this Family Comedy Weekend at Farmleigh House, there will be comedy for kids in Stand-up Comedy shows, Comedy Workshops for Children, SIlly Storytelling, Joke writing, Poetry and Magic.

Admission is free.

On Sunday afternoon, the Ardee Concert Band will perform in the Bandstand in the Gardens of Farmleigh House from 14:00-16:00.

www.farmleigh.ie/events/Title,34470,en.html

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Sun 30 Aug

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

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

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Blackrock Market

12:00 – 17:30, Sun 30 Aug

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/

Bray Beach Flea Market

12:00 – 17:00, Sun 30 Aug

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

A flea market will take place in the Harbour Bar in Bray and admission is free. There will be local art, craft, jewellery, food and more.

www.facebook.com/BrayBeachFleaMarket

Dalkey Lobster Festival

12:00, Sun 30 Aug

Dalkey (Various locations)

The Dalkey Lobster Festival takes place this week on Saturday and Sunday with lots of music, cooking demonstrations, Kids Zone and Magic Show.

The Magic Show is from 15:00-16:00 on Sat and Sunday in the Dalkey Parish Garden.
The Kids Zone with Bouncy Castles and Performances is in the Supervalu car park from 13:00-18:00 on Sat+Sun.
A giant Lobster Show in in the Tramyard from 14:00-14:30 on Saturday.
Cooking Demonstrations take place throughout the day on Sat+Sun.

And there are a large amount of live gigs and performances throughout the weekend.

The Facebook Page below shows the whole programme in a post here.

www.facebook.com/DalkeyLobsterFest

Guided Summer Walks – Botanic Gardens

12:00 – 15:30, Sun 30 Aug

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

The National Botanic Garden wants to share the beauty of the gardens with you and invite you for a free guided tour viewing the Herbaceous Borders, Annual Bedding displays, the Rose Garden and more. Every Sunday at 12:00 and at 14:30. (Duration: 1hr)

www.botanicgardens.ie/news/events.htm

SECRET – Nothing To See Here – Science Gallery Exhibition

12:00 – 18:00, Sun 30 Aug

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

The current exhibition in the Science Gallery (08 Aug – 01 Nov) is called “SECRET – Nothing To See Here” and explores Privacy, Surveillance and Espionage.

Once again it is a really interesting exhibition, that has some intriguing, fascinating and revealing exhibits. Be prepared to do a good bit of reading to understand the background of the exhibits OR get one of the well informed and extremely helpful mediators to explain the details to you.

I would say that SECRET is for a slightly older audience (maybe 16+), but there are plenty of things that younger children will get as well if you make the effort to explain it to them.

From an airport-style security conveyor belt that records what you have in your pocket; via a Wifi traffic eavesdropping device (Transparency Grenade); a secret handshake training device; books full of stolen passwords (you might find yours!?); a Crypto Bar where you can download cryptographic software, a privacy wall that hides your identity to an installation with notepads where the lines are microprinted lists of Iraqi civilian victims of the Iraq war, you will find lots of interesting secrets.

The Science Gallery has very visitor friendly opening hours of Tue-Fri 12:00-20:00 and Sat+Sun 12:00-18:00, so there are no excuses! ;-) Admission is free.

dublin.sciencegallery.com/secret/

Marlay House Jazz Concerts

13:00, Sun 30 Aug

Marlay Park, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16

Marlay House in Marlay Park is the venue for two Jazz Concerts to celebrate Heritage Week.

One was on Friday and the other one is this Sunday:

+ Sun 30 Aug – 13:00: Locoswing will perform Jazz, Swing and Blues

Admissionis free and no booking required. But seating is limited to 80 people and the allocation is on a first come, first served basis.

www.dlrevents.ie/marlay_house.html

Biodiversity Monitoring Talks

14:00, Sun 30 Aug

Farmleigh House, Castleknock end of Phoenix Park, Dublin 15

More Biodiversity Monitoring Talks will take place in August on four Sundays (09+16+23+30 August) and one Saturday (22 Aug) in the Arkle Room of Farmleigh House.

This week’s talk is entitled: “Wildlife of Ireland and Farmleigh”

As many species of pollinators (bees, wasps, etc) continue to decline around the world, the need to monitor them has increased. The pollinators now rely on us to provide them with a healthy habitat and in turn provide us with food and beauty. By learning a few simple steps to help provide a healthy environment, these species can then continue to provide us with useful functions such as pollination.

The talks will cover various interesting aspects of Biodiversity Monitoring in Ireland including species identification, how to set up a monitoring transect & how to increase pollen and nectar sources in you garden.

The event will start with a 25 minute Biodiversity presentation in the Arkle room followed by a 25 minute outdoor exploration to view some species on Farmleigh grounds. (Weather Permitting).

Admission is free and will be distributed on a first come first served basis at the guides reception desk of Farmleigh. For further information contact farmleightours@gmail.com or call 01 815 5914.

www.farmleigh.ie/events/Title,34474,en.html

Dublin Sketchers – Sunday Meet-up

14:00, Sun 30 Aug

Dublin (various locations)

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

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

www.dublinsketchers.blogspot.com/

Stella Bass Jazz Trio

14:00 – 16:00, Sun 30 Aug

Café en Seine, Dawson Street, Dublin 2

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

www.stellabass.com

Family Drawing Sundays

14:30 – 16:30, Sun 30 Aug

Royal Hibernian Academy, 15 Ely Place, Dublin 2

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

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

Heritage Week Tour: Highlights of the Decorative Arts Galleries

15:00 – 16:00, Sun 30 Aug

National Museum, Collins Barracks (Decorative Arts & History), 7 Benburb Street, Dublin 7

Ath the Heritage Week Tour “Highlights of the Decorative Arts Galleries”, you will see Irish silver, ceramics, glass and scientific instruments and explore some of Ireland’s rich heritage in design and manufacturing.

Join Museum Educator Eimir O’Brien in a tour that will uncover some highlights of the Decorative Arts galleries at Collins Barracks.

Admission is free and places are allocated on a first-come basis 15 minutes before tour starts.

www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx?eventID=4735

Museum Tour – National Print Museum

15:00 – 16:30, Sun 30 Aug

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

Trees are our Heritage – Guided Tour

15:00, Sun 30 Aug

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

Discover some of the amazing native and non-native trees growing in the Gardens and find out interesting facts about trees (from biodiversity to folklore to economic). The walk will be suitable for the whole family.

Admission is free. Meet at the Visitor Centre.

www.botanicgardens.ie/news/events.htm

Brian Keary plays Classical Guitar

16:00 – 17:00, Sun 30 Aug

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

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

www.sweeneysdublin.ie/gigs.php

Dun Laoghaire Intertidal Ecology – Walk

17:00 – 19:30, Sun 30 Aug

Dun Laoghaire (various locations)

“Dun Laoghaire Intertidal Ecology” is a biodiversity event organised by Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown.

“The Shoreline in Dún Laoghaire is a combination of rocky shore, sandy beach and harbour, which all have their own assemblage of inhabitants. There’s a nice selection of seaweeds, molluscs, crustaceans, polychaetes and birds, so lots to see! This is an easy walk but bringing raingear and wellies is advisable.”

The walk is lead by Laila Higgins. It is a free event, but booking is required via Laila Higgins on 086 3284279 or laila.higgins@gmail.com. Meet at the sailing boat sculpture beside the Dart Station in Dún Laoghaire.

events.dlrcoco.ie/event/biodiversity-events

Sweeney’s Dixieland Jazzmen

18:30 – 20:30, Sun 30 Aug

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

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

www.dublinsessions.ie/sweeneys.html

Jawbone – Acoustic Folk & Blues Night

19:00 – 21:00, Sun 30 Aug

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

East Coast Jazz Band – Gig

20:00, Sun 30 Aug

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

The East Coast Jazz Band will perform a high energy mix of popular jazz styles, ranging from Dixieland, Ragtime and Swing to Bossa Nova and Blues. Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/east-coast-jazz-band-event3

Apollo Sessions

20:30, Sun 30 Aug

Bleeding Horse, 24 Upper Camden St., Dublin 2

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

www.facebook.com/apollosessions

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 00:00, Sun 30 Aug

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

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

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

Rhythm Rocker

21:00, Sun 30 Aug

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

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

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

www.facebook.com/rhythmrocker

Billy Treacy & The Ha’Penny Heads

21:30, Sun 30 Aug

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

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

www.billytreacy.com/

Cool Hand Dukes

22:00, Sun 30 Aug

Porterhouse Central, 45-47 Nassau Street, Dublin 2

Every Sunday (except at Bank Holiday weekends), the Ragtime, Roots and Country Blues Band “Cool Hand Dukes” play in the Porterhouse near Grafton Street.

www.facebook.com/coolhand.dukes.1

The 68s – Gig

23:00, Sun 30 Aug

The Mezz, 24/25 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

The 68s will perform in the Mezz on Sunday. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/mezzdublin

Monday 31 Aug

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National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Mon 31 Aug

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

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

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Mon 31 Aug

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 31 Aug

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!

Starting Your Own Fashion Label – Talk

13:30 – 14:30, Mon 31 Aug

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

“ID2015: Starting Your Own Fashion Label” is a talk by Jennifer Rothwell (Fashion Designer) in the Central Library.

Admission is free, booking is recommended via 01-8733996

The talk will give you an insight and understanding into all the important factors and challenges you will meed when setting up your own fashion label in order to create a profitable successful fashion business. It will cover Designing your collection; Photoshoots- what is needed?; Brand image and marketing; Pricing structures and cash flow; Trade shows and selling your design; Funding opportunities available

www.irishdesign2015.ie/programme/single/starting-your-own-fashion-label-a-talk-with-jennifer-rothwell

Song Cycle

20:00, Mon 31 Aug

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Song Cycle is a weekly Singer/Songriter showcase. The line-up is not always easily findable on the Whelan’s website, but admission is always free.

www.whelanslive.com

Al Porter’s Comedy Shed

20:30, Mon 31 Aug

Woolshed Bar & Grill, Parnell Street, Dublin 1

Every Monday the Woolshed Bad hosts “Al Porter’s Comedy Shed”. Admission is free.

www.woolshedbaa.com/dublin/

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 23:00, Mon 31 Aug

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

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

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

Jazz Jam Session – Grand Social

21:00, Mon 31 Aug

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

Pete Cummins – Gig

21:00, Mon 31 Aug

Leeson Lounge, 148 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4

Pete Cummins, Grammy award winning songwriter will play songs from his album “Crooked Highways”. Every Monday he and his band will be in the Leeson Lounge. Admission is free, donations are welcome.

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

Trad Sessions

21:00 – 23:30, Mon 31 Aug

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/

Donal Kirk & Jimmy Smith – Gig

21:30, Mon 31 Aug

JJ Smith’s Jazz & Blues Club, 12 Aungier Street, Dublin 2

Donal Kirk and Jimmy Smith are playing music from Lowell George Little Feat, Bonnie Raitt, Free, Bad Company, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Beatles, Bobby Bland, Vince Gill, Ray Charles, Etta James, Elvis, Ry Cooder, Dobie Gray, Guy Clarke, early ZZ Top, Dave Edmunds, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Willie Nelson.

Admission is free.

www.jjsmyths.com/gigs/mondays/760-donal-kirk-and-jimmy-smyth-2.html?month=8&year=2015

Tuesday 01 Sep

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National Gallery Tuesday Lecture

10:30 – 11:15, Tue 01 Sep

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

The lecture “Conservation of the NGI’s French Collection” with Ele von Monschaw (National Gallery of Ireland Conservation Department) takes place. This talk is part of a free lecture series, for the month of September, on the theme of ‘Conservation at the National Gallery of Ireland’.

Admission is free and no booking necessary.

nationalgallery.ie/whatson/Talks/Tuesday_Talks/September1.aspx

“My Favourites” – Dublin City Walking Tour

11:00 – 13:00, Tue 01 Sep

Spire, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

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

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

www.dublincitywalkingtours.com/

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Tue 01 Sep

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

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

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Genealogy at Lunchtime – Talks

13:00, Tue 01 Sep

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

In August and September a series of talks introducing a broad range of topics in Irish family history will take place in the National Library every Tuesdays and Thursdays from 13:00-14:00. Booking is not required and admission is free.

+ 01 Sept: “The Tudor Conquest of Ireland: Untold Stories” by David Edwards

“This talk will explore the numerous ‘little wars’ that pockmarked the years from 1547-1603 in Ireland. Highlighting the role of martial law in the conduct of English military policy, it will reveal how government intervention tended to exacerbate existing political tensions as much as it settled them, with often bloody consequences. It will also draw attention to the composition of crown forces.”

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

Navy Ship “LE James Joyce” commissioning

14:30, Tue 01 Sep

Carlisle Pier, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

On Tuesday the new Navy ship “LE James Joyce” will be commissioned in Dun Laoghaire by Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Minister for Defence Simon Coveney.

The ship will be open for a viewing on Wed 02 September from 14:00-17:00.

dlharbour.ie/dun-laoghaire-harbour-to-host-le-james-joyce-commissioning/

Patents, Designs, Trademarks and Copyright – Talk

18:30 – 20:00, Tue 01 Sep

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

The talk “Patents, Designs, Trademarks and Copyright” with Diane O’Dwyer, Patents Office takes place in the Central Library. Admission is free.

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-culture-dublin-city-public-libraries-and-archive-events/september-business

Green Drinks Dublin – Climate Change in Ireland

19:00, Tue 01 Sep

J.W. Sweetman, 2 Burgh Quay, Dublin 2

The Irish Wildlife Trust (IWT) continues to bring you Dublin Green Drinks on the first Tuesday of every month in J.W. Sweetman’s. Green Drinks is a monthly event in 711 cities around the world to bring people with an interest in green issues together.

The topic this month is “Climate Change in Ireland”

Hear eco-activist Deirdre Lane of ShamrockSpring talk about climate change matters in Ireland and Europe. Deirdre will also talk about climate activism and how best to work together to urge politicians to take the concerns on board. And she will talk about the importance of divesting from fossil fuels and how to do so.

Meet up on the top floor of J.W. Sweetman’s. Doors open at 18:30 and the talk is at 19:00. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/pages/Green-Drinks-Dublin/73308564711

Clondalkin Toastmasters – Meet-Up

20:00, Tue 01 Sep

Maldron Hotel, Newland’s Cross, Naas Road, Dublin 22

The Clondalking Toastmasters meet every second Tuesday, starting on 01 September, in the Maldron Hotel at Newland’s Cross (former Bewley’s Hotel). Visitors are invited to come and the first two meetings are free.

Find out more on the website and also find there contact information to register if you want to attend.

clondalkintoastmasters.com/

Dublin Bluegrass Collective – Gig

20:00, Tue 01 Sep

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

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

www.facebook.com/Sin.E.Pub

Ukulele Tuesday

20:00 – 22:00, Tue 01 Sep

Stag’s Head, Dame Lane, Dublin 2

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

www.facebook.com/UkuleleTuesday

Blue Moon Folk and Blues – Gig

20:30, Tue 01 Sep

The Beerhouse, 84.5 Capel Street, Dublin 1

Live sessions with the Blue Moon Folk and Blues Collective are taking place every Tuesday at the Beerhouse. Admission is free.

www.beerhousedublin.com/

The Folk Club

20:30, Tue 01 Sep

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

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

www.facebook.com/TheGrandFolkClub

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 23:00, Tue 01 Sep

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

The Comedy Crunch is a free Stand Up comedy event every Sunday and 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

Phoenix Big Band

21:00 – 23:00, Tue 01 Sep

Tara Towers Hotel, Merrion Road, Dublin 4

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

Admission is free.

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

Sober Lane Qub Quiz

21:00, Tue 01 Sep

Sober Lane D4, 82 Irishtown Road, Dublin 4

Every week there is a free pub quiz in Sober Lane, the new-ish pub (1 year old) in Irishtown. There are lots of other weekly events happening there too, check them out here.

www.soberlane.com/

The Lounge Quintet – Jazz Gig

21:00, Tue 01 Sep

Leeson Lounge, 148 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4

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

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

Wicked Wolf Comedy

21:00, Tue 01 Sep

Wicked Wolf, 2 Main Street, Blackrock, Co. Dublin

There will be free comedy upstairs in the Wicked Wolf in Blackrock on every second Tuesday. New acts and surprise guests will entertain you and the event is organised by Maxine Jones.

The dates are 01+15+29 Sep, 13+27 Oct, 10+24 Nov, 08 Dec. Put the dates in your calender as I will probably not be able to include the event every week.

www.wickedwolfcomedy.com

Camden Sessions – Singer/Songwriter Night

21:30, Tue 01 Sep

Anseo, 18 Camden Street Lower, Dublin 2

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

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

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/TheCamdenSessions

International Bar Jazz Night

21:30, Tue 01 Sep

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/

Wednesday 02 Sep

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First Wednesday – Free Entrance to OPW Sites

09:00, Wed 02 Sep

Various OPW locations in Dublin

Entry charges at nearly all OPW sites are waived once a month. The Office of Public Works (OPW) wants to encourage people to visit the historic sites that it manages and has therfore started this initiative in 2011.

Most OPW owned sites can already be visited for free, but the sites that normally charge a fee will be free every first Wednesday as well. In the (extended) Greater Dublin Area this means you can visit the following sites for free:
+ The Casino, Marino
+ Dublin Castle, State Apartments
+ Kilmainham Gaol
+ Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre at Newgrange
+ Glendalough Visitor Centre in Wicklow

As you can imagine, this event is very popular and therfore it is strongly recommended to arrive early at the venues. Kilmainham Gaol and Newgrange work on a first-come, first-served basis: Once the day’s tickets are given out, you will not get access anymore. Dublin Castle provides continual access for self-guided tours.

www.heritageireland.ie/en/media/Free%20Wednesdays.pdf

Cafe Drawing Session – Rua Red

11:00, Wed 02 Sep

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 Creative Den in Rua Red runs free weekly drawing sessions on Wednesdays at 11:00 (02, 09, 16, 23, 30 Sept).

ruared.ie/

Phoenix Park Walking Tour

11:00, Wed 02 Sep

Phoenix Park Visitor Centre, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

A walking tour of the Back Road of Phoenix Park will take place on Wednesday. Meet at the Phoenix Park Visitor Centre. Admission is free.

www.phoenixpark.ie/newsevents/title,35094,en.html

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Wed 02 Sep

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

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

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Wed 02 Sep

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

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

www.ifi.ie/

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A Tale of Hamilton and 12 Sonnets

14:00 – 15:30, Wed 02 Sep

Royal Irish Academy, 19 Dawson Street, Dublin 2

To commemorate the 150th anniversary of William Rowan Hamilton’s Death, the event “A Tale of Hamilton and 12 Sonnets” will take place. Join poet Iggy McGovern (Fellow Emeritus in Physics, Trinity College Dublin) & Friends for a staged reading of 12 sonnets in the voices of academicians, poets and mathematicians.

The event starts at 14:15 and will be in the Royal Irish Academy. Admission is free, but booking is required via the website below.

William Rowan Hamilton, Royal Astronomer, Director of Dunsink Observatory, and President of the Royal Irish Academy, discovered Quaternion Operators at Broom Bridge while walking to the Academy from Dunsink on 16 October 1843. He died on 02 September 1865.

www.ria.ie/Events/Events-Listing/A-Tale-of-Hamilton-and-12-Sonnets

Navy Ship “LE James Joyce” – Open for viewing

14:00 – 17:00, Wed 02 Sep

Carlisle Pier, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

After the commissioning of the new Navy ship “LE James Joyce”, it is open for a public viewing from 14:00-17:00 on Wednesday. Admission is free.

dlharbour.ie/dun-laoghaire-harbour-to-host-le-james-joyce-commissioning/

Temple Bar “Night” Market

15:00 – 20:00, Wed 02 Sep

Temple Bar Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

The Temple Bar “Night” Market is more an afternoon and evening market (15:00-20:00) and it takes place every Wednesday and has been extended until 16 September.

You can buy Arts & Crafts at this market. In previous years the missing food and drink stalls (probably to protect the pubs and restaurants in Temple Bar) was mentioned by visitors as a critique.

www.facebook.com/LoveTempleBar

Havana International Language Exchange

16:30 – 19:30, Wed 02 Sep

Havana Tapas Bar, Georges St, Dublin 2

The “Havana International Language Exchange” is taking place every Wed from 16:30-19:30 in Havana Tapas Bar in George’s Street. There are many Spanish speakers and English-speakers are explicitly invited, but everyone else is certainly very welcome too, to meet for a chat to improve your Spanish or English.

www.facebook.com/pages/Havana-Tapas-Bar/10503361821

Ryan Sheridan – HMV In Store Gig

17:00, Wed 02 Sep

HMV Dundrum, Dundrum Town Centre, Dublin 16

Ryan Sheridan will be for a live in-store gig and an album signing in HMV in Dundrum. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/HMVIreland/events

Back Door Sessions – Open Mic Night

19:00, Wed 02 Sep

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

This is an open mic night every Wednesday. Arrive, sign up and play. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/sweeneysbar

Psychotronic Movie Night – Film Screening

19:30 – 23:00, Wed 02 Sep

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

The Psychotronic Movie Nights at The Grand Social will screen two movies on Wed 02 Sept:

+ Ship of Monsters (1960)
+ Santo vs. Blue Demon In Atlantis (1970)

plus a selection of psychotronic trailers, cartoons and TV shows.

Admission is free.

www.thegrandsocial.ie/events/psychotronic-movie-night-3/

Hot Mikado Musical – Information Night

19:45, Wed 02 Sep

St. Sylvester’s Parish Hall, Malahide

The 2016 show of the Malahide Musical and Dramatic Society will be “The Hot Mikado”. It will be performed in February 2016 and on Wednesday there is an Information Night for everyone interested. New members are welcome and there will be a workshop (09 Sept) and Auditions (13 Sept).

Contact malahidemusicalsociety@gmail.com to register and for additional information.

Brand New Switcheroo – Roots Gig

20:00, Wed 02 Sep

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/

Anseo Comedy Club

20:30, Wed 02 Sep

Anseo, 18 Camden Street Lower, Dublin 2

The Anseo Comedy Club, run by comedian Aidan Killian, takes place every Wednesday in Anseo (upstairs).

Admission is free, donations are welcome.

www.facebook.com/StandUpComedyClub

The Song Room (open mic)

20:30, Wed 02 Sep

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

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

www.theglobe.ie/events

The Zodiac Sessions (open mic)

20:30, Wed 02 Sep

Bruxelles, Harry Street, Dublin 2

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

www.facebook.com/zodiacsessions

Bad Boy Jake

21:00, Wed 02 Sep

Gypsy Rose Blues & Rock Bar, 5 Aston Quay, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Bad Boy Jake are every Wednesday in the Gypsy Rose Rock & Blues Bar playing their rock, blues and American.

www.dublinsessions.ie/gypsy.html

Los Paradiso – Gig

21:00, Wed 02 Sep

Leeson Lounge, 148 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4

Los Paradiso are playing Rockabilly, Tex Mex, Western Swing, Surf in the Leeson Lounge. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated.

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

Jazz Pigs – Gig

21:30, Wed 02 Sep

4 Dame Lane, Dame Lane, Dublin 2

The Jazz Pigs with a classic multi-brass front line play a mix of Lounge, lively sixties Jazz and driving Funk. Every Wednesday downstairs in 4 Dame Lane. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/dublinjazzpigs

Trad Session

21:30, Wed 02 Sep

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

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

Thursday 03 Sep

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The Medical World of Early Modern Ireland: 1500-1750

09:30 – 17:30, Thu 03 Sep

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

“The Medical World of Early Modern Ireland: 1500-1750″ is a 2-day conference on Thursday and Friday that is organised by the Centre for Medical History of the University of Exeter.

This conference is bringing together scholars working on the history of medicine in Ireland in the period 1500-1750 and will allow them to present the findings of latest research. More details about the conference, the topics and speakers are available via the website below.

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

humanities.exeter.ac.uk/history/research/centres/medicalhistory/newsandevents/events/medical_world_early_modern_ireland/

Picture Clinic – National Gallery

10:00 – 12:00, Thu 03 Sep

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

Once a month, the National Gallery Curators appraise paintings, prints and drawings that are brought into the Gallery.

The Picture Clinic takes place on the first Thursday. Admission is free and no appointments necessary.

nationalgallery.ie/whatson/PictureClinic/September.aspx

Sculpture in Context – Exhibition

10:00 – 17:00, Thu 03 Sep

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

Sculpture in Context is Ireland’s largest outdoor sculpture exhibition and it is a brilliant exhibition in the beautiful surroundings of the National Botanic Gardens, Some of Ireland’s best artists are showing new work and the sculptures are displayed throughout the gardens, ponds, Great Palm House and Curvilinear Range, with the smaller works exhibited in the in the gallery in the Visitors Centre.

On Saturdays you will have the opportunity to join the artists for a guided tour through the exhibits.

The exhibition opens this Thursday (03 Sept) and will run until Fri 16 October.

www.sculptureincontext.com/

Grangegorman Military Cemetery – Tour

11:00, Thu 03 Sep

Grangegorman Cemetery, Blackhorse Avenue, Dublin 7

Every Thursday, a free tour of Grangegorman Military Cemetery on Blackhorse Avenue takes place. Meet inside the Cemetery Gates. Admission is free and everybody is welcome.

www.phoenixpark.ie/newsevents/title,24861,en.html

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Thu 03 Sep

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

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

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

The Green Door Market

12:00 – 16:00, Thu 03 Sep

18 Newmarket, Dublin 8

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

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

www.facebook.com/thegreendoordublin

Genealogy at Lunchtime – Talks

13:00, Thu 03 Sep

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

In August and September a series of talks introducing a broad range of topics in Irish family history will take place in the National Library every Tuesdays and Thursdays from 13:00-14:00. Booking is not required and admission is free.

+ 03 Sept: “The Irish in European warfare 17th Century: Military Origins of Diaspora” with Speaker Padraig Lenihan, NUI Galway

The Tudor Conquest of Ireland: Untold Stories” by David Edwards

“The legend of the Wild Geese now sits prominently in our cultural memory – the established narrative being of the gallantry and strength of the Irishmen exiled to European armies, forever holding out hope for redemption and return to Ireland. All the strongest legends have some basis in reality and initially any romanticizers of these exiles would have had a hard time finding evidence for their claims. In the War of the Grand Alliance (1688 – 97), the Wild Geese suffered heavily from battle and disease but were largely unappreciated in France and unnoticed at home. It is only during the War of the Spanish Succession (1701 – 14) that the mythologizing surrounding this community really comes into its own. “

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

Ryan Sheridan – HMV In Store Gig

13:00, Thu 03 Sep

HMV Dundrum, Dundrum Town Centre, Dublin 16

Ryan Sheridan will be for a live in-store gig and an album signing in HMV in Grafton Street. Admission is free.

blog.hmv.ie/2015/news/press-release-06082015-hmv-and-xtra-vision-to-host-summer-salute-tour-2015/706/

Dance Workshop

14:00, Thu 03 Sep

Rua Red, South Dublin Arts Centre, Tallaght, D24

Find your own vocabulary of movement! This workshop is a place to train physical improvisation principles triggered by con­crete tasks, limitations, intentions, dynam­ics and quality of movements. Always taking account the space around us. This workshop is free and for adults. Booking is required via 01-4515860

www.ruared.ie/

Yeats2015: Public Tour of the Yeats Exhibition

14:00, Thu 03 Sep

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

A public tour of the exhibition “Yeats: The Life and Works of William Butler Yeats” takes place on the first Thursday of each month from March – October 2015 and as this year marks the 150th anniversary of the poet’s birth in 1835, the tour will introduce the life and work of WB Yeats.

Admission is free.

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

Brazilian Dance – Forró

18:00, Thu 03 Sep

D-One Bar, 89 Capel Street, Dublin 1

A weekly Forro Night (Brazilian Dance) with a Forro Live Band takes place in the D-One Bar & Brazilian Grill every Thursday.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/donebardublin

Little Museum of Dublin – Free Admission Thursday

18:00 – 20:00, Thu 03 Sep

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

On Thursdays from 18:00-20:00, the Little Museum of Dublin waives all admission charges thanks to sponsor Guinness.

Visit the museum and find out lots more about Dublin.

www.littlemuseum.ie/

Brian and the Giant – Chris Judge & Mark Wickham – Book Launch

18:30, Thu 03 Sep

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

Chris Judge and Mark Wickham are launching the sequel to their bestselling children’s book “Brian and the Vikings” in the Gutter Bookshop. It is called “Brian and the Giant”. Chris Judge’s humourous text is accompanied by Mark Wickham’s drawings in this great new picturebook.

gutterbookshop.com/events.html

Car Boot Sale – Tallaght

18:30 – 22:00, Thu 03 Sep

Tallaght Stadium, Whitestown Way, Tallaght, Co. Dublin

In addition to the Saturday Car Boot Sale which starts so early (06:00!!) that you need to be an insomniac or a super early bird, there is now a Thursday evening Car Boot Sale in the same location. It starts at 18:30 and runs until 22:00. Late night car boot shopping. :-) Admission for buyers is free.

www.facebook.com/irishcarboot

“My Favourites” – Dublin City Walking Tour – Night Walk

19:00 – 21:00, Thu 03 Sep

Spire, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

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

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

www.dublincitywalkingtours.com/

The Xchange – Language Exchange

19:00, Thu 03 Sep

Czech Inn, Essex Gate, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Every Thursday, the Xchange invites to a Language Exchange (19:00-20:30). Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/pages/The-Xchange/1472043553072435

Dimestore Recordings presents

20:00, Thu 03 Sep

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

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

www.facebook.com/DimeStoreRecords

Rye River Band – Gig

20:00, Thu 03 Sep

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

The Rye River Band will play a Trad/Americana/Roots gig in the Harbour Bar. Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/rye-river-band-event

Singer Songwriter Night – Mother Reilly’s

21:00, Thu 03 Sep

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

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

www.facebook.com/motherreillysADMIN

Tetratonic Quartet – Jazz Gig

21:00, Thu 03 Sep

Anseo (Upstairs), 18 Camden Street Lower, Dublin 2

The Tetratonic Quartet will be in Anseo for a jazz gig and admission is free.

dublinjazz.ie/gigs/gig-listing/tetratonic-quartet

Brady’s Fun Pub Quiz

21:30, Thu 03 Sep

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 03 Sep

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/

Left, Right & Centre – Blues+Soul

21:30, Thu 03 Sep

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

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

www.frankryans.com

McLoughlin’s Trad Night

21:30, Thu 03 Sep

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 03 Sep

J. McNeills, 140 Capel Street, Dublin 7

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

www.facebook.com/McNeillsPubSessions

Woolshed Karaoke

21:30, Thu 03 Sep

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/

Navelin – Gig

22:30, Thu 03 Sep

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

The band “Navelin” will perform for the first time in Ireland in the Midnight Hour in Whelan’s. Admission is free if you arrive before 22:30 or if you sign up for the guest list via the website below.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/midnight-hour-w-navelin/

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Sail Training Ship “Gorch Fock” in Dublin

10:00, Fri 04 Sep

Sir John Rogerson’s Quay, Dublin 2

The Sail Training Ship “Gorch Fock” of the German Navy will be in Dublin from 04-21 September. It hasn’t been announced yet where the ship will berth but if you see a 90m long pretty sailing ship, you know what it is. ;-)

The ship will arrive on 04 Sept, but no time was specified, so it could be at any time during the day.

There will be two days when you can visit the ship on 13+20 September and I will remind you of it.

www.dublin.diplo.de/Vertretung/dublin/en/02/Botschafter__und__Abteilungen/Events/Gorch-Fock-Press-Kit.html

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Fri 04 Sep

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

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

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

The Green Door Market

12:00 – 19:00, Fri 04 Sep

18 Newmarket, Dublin 8

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

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

www.facebook.com/thegreendoordublin

Cornucopia – Live Music

19:30 – 21:30, Fri 04 Sep

Cornucopia Café & Restaurant, 19/20 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

Cornucopia Café & Restaurant host live music three evenings a week (Thurs, Fri and Sat). The restaurant is a Wholefood & Vegetarian Restaurant and is open until 22:15.
+ Every second Thursday N.C Lawlor, a songwriter, session player and troubadour plays a mix of country, bluegrass & blues from 19:30-21:30.
+ Every Friday (19:30-21:30) Junshi Murakami plays Irish Harp.
+ Every Saturday (19:30-21:30) Nollaig Mann plays a collection of popular and jazz classics.

www.cornucopia.ie

Bal Folk – European Folk Dance Session

20:00, Fri 04 Sep

Tap Bar, 44 North King Street, Dublin 7

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

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

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

Mad Dog Mcrea – Gig

20:00, Fri 04 Sep

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

Mad Dog Mcrea play a unique mixture of folk rock, pop, gypsy jazz, bluegrass and ‘shake your ass’ music. Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/mad-dog-mcrea-event

Jazz at Flanagan’s

21:00, Fri 04 Sep

Flanagan’s Piano Bar (Basement), 61 Upper O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

Flanagan’s are opening a new live music venue this week and it is a piano bar that will have live jazz every Friday and Saturday.

On Friday, Tania Notaro will perform.

Admission is free.

www.flanagansdublin.com/

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Fri 04 Sep

Stillorgan Orchard, The Hill, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin

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

www.stillorganorchard.com/live_music.html

Ska ‘n’ Reggae with The Bionic Rats

21:00 – 02:30, Fri 04 Sep

Turks Head, 27 Parliament St, Dublin 2

“Ska ‘n’ Reggae” is the theme in the Dive Bar (downstairs in Turks Head) every Friday. The Bionic Rats play live. followed by DJs until late. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/TURKSHEADDUBLIN

The Dublin City Rounders – Gig

21:00, Fri 04 Sep

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

The Dublin City Rounders are performing their mix of Old Timey, Western Swing, Blues, Folk, Rockabilly, Vaudville. Admission is free.

dublinsessions.ie/mother-reillys/

Bad Boy Jake – Gig

21:30, Fri 04 Sep

Patriot’s Inn, 760 South Circular Road, Kilmainham, Dublin 8

Bad Boy Jake are playing R&B, Rock and Blues in the Patriot Inn. Admission is free.

dublinsessions.ie/the-patriots-inn/

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In Song and Story – Farmleigh House

14 + 15 September

Farmleigh House, Castleknock end of Phoenix Park, Dublin 15

An evening of Songs & Stories with the Irish storytellers Colum Sands and Niall de Burca. There will be great and unusual songs, seasonal tall tales and wickedly wise words. This event will take place in the Ballroom of Farmleigh at 20:00 on Monday 14 and Tuesday 15 September.

To apply for tickets please click here for the 14th, and here for the 15th Sept. (Ticket applications close 4th September)

Admission is free, but tickets are required and they will be given out through a lottery. To apply for tickets, send a mail to farmleighinfo@opw.ie and use the subject “In story and song, 14 Sept” or “15th September Songs and Stories application” depending on what day you would like tickets for. The deadline for applications is Friday 04 September.

www.farmleigh.ie/events/Title,34756,en.html

Dublin Mountains Partnership – Guided Walks

01+05+06 August + every Sunday

Every month the Dublin Mountain Partnership runs free guided walks in the Dublin Mountains on some Saturdays or Sundays 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

The next walks take place on 01+05+06 August.

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

In addition: From 05 July until 06 September a weekly Dublin Mountains Walk takes place as part of the Summer of Heritage programme in Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown. The walk starts at 11:00 (every Sunday) at the Barnaslingan Wood car park. It will have a 2 hour duration and max 20 people can take part. Pre book your place via heritage@dublinmountains.ie
www.dlrevents.ie/soh15.html

Not free, but interesting nevertheless:

Bark in the Park: 30 August

Proms on the Pier – Dun Laoghaire: 29-30 August

Irish Craft Beer and Cider Festival: 27-30 August

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This is odd

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

Twitter Tricks!

Do you use Twitter? What do you use it for? I have a lot of information to give every week with between 170-200 events, but I still haven’t been able to find a good reason why in addition to Facebook and the weekly e-mail magazine, I should spend another few hours to grow my Twitter followership and to put all the events also o Twitter.

Sure, I have two accounts. My personal one @JoergSt was the one I started with and I also used it for the Dublin Event Guide and then somewhat later I set up @DublinEventG for the Dublin Event Guide only. I have about 1200 Followers on each of the two accounts, but I am not very consistent with my Twitter activities. There are big bursts of Tweets from me sometimes and then you won’t hear from me for a few days. My consistency is on Facebook and with the weekly e-mail magazine.

If you want to follow me, feel free to do so, but I am not too worried about only 1200 Followers. Other users however seem to have it as their main goal to increase the Follower Number at any cost and I realised an interesting Twitter “trick” the other week:

Out of the blue I got 6 additional followers on my private account. Unexpected and I saw no link to myself or to what I do and because they were not the most exciting/interesting accounts in my opinion – despite their 10s of thousands of followers – I didn’t follow back. A few days later I gad a look at these 6 followers again and this time also looked at their recent tweets to see if or if not I might want to follow them and interestingly all 6 were not following me anymore!

Even more interesting, 4 out of the 6 had a high Follower number, but the number of people they followed was quite low. So it seems that the strategy is to follow people and then no matter if they follow you or do not follow you, after a few days you unfollow again. Builds your follower list and at the same time makes you look more important because of the big imbalance: The big Twitter stars all have significantly more fans than people they are interested in.

Interesting what world we live in, where social or professional status is measured in Followers and Likes.

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–Joerg

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