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Event Guide for free Events in Greater Dublin

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

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

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

The newest Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) below was posted on 14 July 2018:


Dublin Event Guide 578: Dublin Goes Country, Rose Festival, Artfully – Art Festival, Dublin Quays Festival

DEG Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events)

No. 578 | 13 July 2018

Subscribers: 24,150

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Hi all!

I had such a great weekend at the City Spectacular last week! So much fun and laughter and all in wonderful sunshine. I was happy out! :-) Last week’s Dublin Event Guide was out a good bit earlier than in previous week and I am working hard on keeping that “trend” up. Keep your fingers crossed, please, that it works! ;-)
The Rose Festival in St. Anne’s Park is this week’s main event. It is a lot quieter than the City Spectacular but nevertheless very popular.

On the donation front it is still serious! The bill for June is finally paid. Phew and Thanks to the donors! But unfortunately it is July already and the outstanding amount for July is still EUR 180 and only half a month left. So I really need to find that money before the end of the month. If you could support the Dublin Event Guide, I am suggesting a very fair EUR 12 for the year, that’s just 23 cent per Dublin Event Guide Edition or just about 2 pints for 52 (!) editions of the Dublin Event Guide! That’s not much if you think about how much value the Dublin Event Guide brings you every week! Higher and lower donations are also appreciated! Every Euro counts!

If you are a great and helpful person, you can help via PayPal here or if you don’t like PayPal too much you can also go to GoFundMe here. THANK YOU!!

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

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The Dublin Event Guide needs your continued help in two areas: Your donations help paying the bills. Just 1 Euro per month (12 Euro per year) would be great, more would be even better. Not many subscribers are prepared (or able) to help, so please don’t rely on others! Your money will be used to pay the monthly EUR 240 bill for sending the newsletter using MailChimp, for web hosting and domain names. I am happy to work 35 hours on the Dublin Event Guide every week without making anything from it, but for the bills I need your help.

You can make your donation at www.perfectresults.info/donate.htm using Paypal or CreditCard or send me a mail at dublineventguide@gmail.com if you prefer to pay by bank transfer. Corporate or enterprise sponsors are very welcome too and will get a bundle of benefits as a thank you for their donation, contact me on sponsorship@dublineventguide.com to discuss the details.

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

Have an event-full weekend and week,

–Joerg

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Feel good slot

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

This week’s Feel Good Slot is a quote that is attributed to Jack Nicholson. And it is true, he said it, but he said it in the film The Departed in his role as a gangster boss. So does that de-value the quote? I don’t think so! Even if you don’t agree with the context a quote was said in, you can give it a different context because a quote is not welded to a person (that you might disagree in other aspects) or a situation (that is not morally ok with you). So, take this quote and make it your own:

I don’t want to be a product of my environment, I want my environment to be a product of me.

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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 Brendan McC, Dave H, Sarah D, Jutta B-S, Martin McN, Iulia A, Brendan, Mitzi D’A, Shay, Aideen were so great to help with a very very much needed donation. BIG Thanks! We are getting closer, but still have a junk of the way to go to clear the bill for July. So I need a lot more help. The exact amount is listed in the Opening Message/Intro in this Dublin Event Guide. :-O

The cost for sending the weekly newsletter is EUR 240 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 please go to here and give something back if you can!

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:
Lorna O’C, Aisling McK, Miriam L, Fergus O’T, Julia Sch, Helen B, Susan H, Paula R, Justin M, Tony B, Ross M, Daniel L, Susan F, Joan S, Rachel McG, John F, Ann Marie S, Melanie B, Magdalena H, Leigh Ph, Mark G, Joanne M, Louise F, Kathryn H, Ornaigh G, Eamonn U, Gerard Ph, Fiona F, Gabriel K, Laura C, Aislinn T, Barry M, Joan S, Nicole W, Tara R, Denise G, Ann M, Mairin M, Daire O’C, Anne H, Anne H, Comet Records, John F, Nora O’K, David O’K, Karen+Brian F, Estelle K, Ann McP, Noelle H, Pat M, Meav Ni M, Jutta B-S, Jamie C, Leigh Ph, Irene D M, Michael D, Joan S, Melanie B, Anita W, Maria F, Moira dF, Arthur D, Catherine G, Clodagh C, Elaine K, Majella M, Ann M, Clodagh O’C, Claire R, Leigh Ph, Sarah L, Mark G, Erzsebet H, Isidro G, Karen A, Sean S, Melanie M, Zelie McG, Lindsay R, Thibaut D, Pia O, James B, Marguerite D, Shai C, Susan K, Agnieszka S-S, Alice K, Ieva B, Ruth L, Ana RT, Rita B, Sueanne O’H, Rosemary M, Darragh D, Lorraine S, Helena S, Carija I, Pat McK, Jennifer R, Sophie P-L, Jenny B, Catherine F, Stephen S, Juliana A Y, Caoimhe NiM, Damien B, Shane O’B, Melanie S, Audrey H, Catherine E, Michele McN, Susan B, Sharon K, Bill G, Malachy B, Catherine O’S, Paula R, Pamela A, Eleonora P, Thomas B, Karen K, Brendan M, Eric O’F, Gale G, Daniel LG, Mark G, Margo C, Joan S, Debbie C, Karen McG, Eric C, Irish Family Names, Tom McM, Aishling B, Ana RT, Eamonn McG, Silja P, Nicola R, Jacinta O’B, Siobhan B, Orla P, Sharon G, Isidro G, Carmel C, Roisin R, Mona R, Suzanne D, Tracey O’C, Jessica G, Barbara L, Frances D, Emmet R, Irene C, Eugene McG, Stuart N, Laurie F, Joan S, Mark C, Clodagh O’C, Grace L, Peter D, Mona O’R, Maria J, Ryan M, Sharon B, Gennadii N, Tadgh C, Niamh D, Austin M, Belinda B, Brendan D, Cathie S, Margaret P, Eric C, Gerard B, Gareth G, Aine G, Lisa B, Rita B, Brendan McC, Dave H, Sarah D, Jutta B-S, Martin McN, Iulia A, Brendan, Mitzi D’A, Shay, Aideen and Travel Agency “Project Travel” (www.project-travel.ie Ireland’s only Norway and Northern Lights Travel Experts), 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 Speedfriending Ireland Meet-up Group (www.meetup.com/Events-Drinks-Talks-Dublin/) (Where you can meet lots of new people and make friends), Cycling Campaign (www.dublincycling.ie), 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).

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

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Joergs Picks

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

The headline events this week are “Dublin Goes Country” with Country Music and a market on Smithfield Plaza, the Rose Festival in St. Anne’s Park and “Artfully” in the Bernard Shaw Pub.

Have a great weekend!

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Competitions

Bright Club Comedy – Ticket Competition

Tuesday 24 July – 20:00
Whelan’s, Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Bright Club is a comedy night founded by a group of scientists, which brings together people for fun nights out and different styles
of comedy. Bec Hill will be headlining the next show on Tuesday 24 July in Whelans. Bec’s style of comedy incorporates arts and crafts into her stand-up routine in something she calls paper-puppetry.

Tickets will be available for EUR 5 via this link here.

The organisers have given me a pair of tickets to run a competition in the Dublin Event Guide, so if you want to win this pair of tickets, you can put your name in the hat by simply sending an e-mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com Write your name and mobile phone number in the body of the mail and write BRIGHTCLUB in the subject line. Your mail has to be with my by 15:00 on 21 July.

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

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More Water Restrictions

Irish Water has announced that from Monday there will be even more water restrictions. The next step after the “hosepipe ban” will be a restruction of pressure or shutting off of water during certain periods. And it has been indicated that the pressure might be reduced to a trickle trickle in some areas of Dublin, Wicklow, Meath and Kildare between 00:00 and 05:00.

This is a strategy that is used during water shortages in winter and at that time the reasoning is that turning down the pressure when people leave intentionally the tap running to prevent the water pipe from freezing will stop all the water being wasted. It is not clear though what the reasoning is in the summer. Do people leave their tap running in the summer too?

If that is not the case or not the driver, than what is it that will reduce water usage? If the washing machine can’t run in the night, people will just run it during the day. If the swimming pool can’t be filled from 00:00-05:00 then it will be filled between 05:00 and 00:00. I really can’t see how this measure will save a significant amount of water. ….UNLESS it is meant to safe water because the still unrepaired (!!) leaks in the public water supply will lose less. These leaks are a HUGE problem, but Irish Water seems incapable of fixing them.

Leap Card – Kids Go Free

From Monday 02 July until Sunday 15 July, Child Leap Card holders can travel free on all Dublin Bus scheduled services (excluding Airlink and Nitelink), all Luas services, all DART services, all Commuter Rail services in Dublin’s “Short Hop Zone” and Bus Éireann services where TFI Leap Card Validators are available.

Child Leap Cards are available for Age 5-15 or Age 16-18 and for the “Kids GO Free” to work, the cards has to have at least 1 cent of Travel Credit.

Find all details at about.leapcard.ie/kids-go-free

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Summer of Heritage 2018 in Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown

Dun Laoghaire Rathdown is the leading example in the whole Greater Dublin area of top class historical events for everybody and Dublin City really could learn from them!

The Summer of Heritage programme of events is a series of more than 30 free guided tours run by the Heritage Office of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council from 25 June until 02 September. The tours are suitable for families, groups and individuals interested in local history and some of the locations/tours are The Oratory, Seapoint Martello Tower, Holy Trinity Church Kiliney, Historic Dundrum, Kill Abbey, Obelisk Stillorgan, James Joyce Tower, Historic Blackrock, The Metals, Dun Laoghaire Harbour Walk, National Maritime Museum, Dalkey Castle, Monkstown Castle.
Most tours happen a number of times during the week and the full programme can be downloaded here. (Some of the tours require pre-booking.)

Opportunities

The former “Opportunities” section is now the place where the weekly nationwide clever event map from our sponsor Energia will be featured. Full details about the events on the map are on the Energia blog: gturl.eu/Energia18_wk29

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.

Look Beyond – Photographic Exhibition

19-29 July (10:00-17:00)

Farmleigh House, Phoenix Park, Dublin 15

Look Beyond is an exhibition of photographs taken by a group of 16 people who have had mental health difficulties. The exhibition was organised by See Change, the National Mental Health Stigma Reduction Partnership and is an output of a research project conducted by Dr Maria Quinlan and Dr Etáin Quigley from University College Dublin and Maynooth University.

The exhibition will take be in the Cowshed Theatre behind Farmleigh House.

farmleigh.ie/event/look-beyond-photographic-exhibition/?instance_id=128

Horse Traditions in Ireland – Exhibition

19 June – 15 July

Phoenix Park Visitor Centre, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

An exhibition of horse traditions in Ireland will take place at the Phoenix Park Visitor Centre.

This exhibition will look at how horses are used in a modern context and how they are linked to the Phoenix Park, including the Garda Mounted Unit which is based in Áras an Uachtaráin, the All Ireland Polo Club which is located in the Phoenix Park and the Equitation School of the Defence Forces based in McKee Barracks.

Admission is free.

phoenixpark.ie/event/horse-traditions-in-ireland-wood-turners-piece/?instance_id=3754

Everyone, Everywhere, Everyday – Illustrations

09 June – 31 August (Mon-Sat 11:00-17:00)

Mill Theatre, Dundrum

Eva Kelly is a Dublin based free­lance illustrator, educator and arts facilitator and her exhibition “Everyone, Everywhere, Everyday” is an illustrated journey through the north and south of inner city Dublin. Inspired by Ulysses, James Joyce, it traces part of the journey Leopold Bloom makes through the streets.

Admission is free.

www.milltheatre.ie/exhibition/everyone-everywhere-everyday/

Face to Face: Anthony Palliser’s Irish Portraits

01 June – 02 Sept (Tue-Sun 10:00-13:00+14:00-17:00)

Farmleigh House, Phoenix Park, Dublin 15

Over eighty portraits of more than thirty renowned Irish cultural figures, completed over a sixteen-year period by the Anglo-Belgian painter Anthony Palliser, will be on display at Farmleigh Gallery.

The “models” include Seamus Heaney, Derek Mahon, Paddy Moloney, Siobhán Armstrong, Thomas Kinsella, Edna O’Brien, John Boorman, Colm Tóibín, Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill, Brian Friel, Bill Whelan, John Banville, Sinéad Cusack, John Montague, Paul Muldoon, John Hurt and Garech Browne.

Admission is free. Find more information here.

Saturday 14 Jul

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Car Boot Sales – Tallaght

08:00 – 12:00, Sat 14 Jul

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/

Dublin Goes Country 2018

09:00, Sat 14 Jul

Dublin (various locations)

“Dublin Goes Country” is a celebration in Dublin of “everything country”. :-O

There will be a country market, crafts, bbq & other food and live music with more than 16 bands and performers in various venues.

The market is on Smithfield Plaza on Sunday only, but the music will be in the Grand Social and The Underground on Saturday AND Sunday. Admission is free to all events

Here is the line-up:

Saturday 14 July
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The Grand Social: 20:00 Lucky Bones / 21:00 Whistle / 22:00 The Oxo Boys

The Underground: 20:15 Dublin City Rounders / 21:00 Aaron Nestor / 21:45 Pull the Wool / 22:30 Kerry Fearon music & media with The Dublin City Rounders

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Sunday 15 July
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The Grand Social: 20:00 Jamie Stanton / 21:00 The Sick and Indigent Song Club / 22:00 Atlantic String Band

The Underground: 20:15 The Remedy Club / 21:00 Moylan Music / 21:45 Colm Swwirbat Music / 22:30 Alice Lynskey Music

Smitfield Plaza: 13:00 Alice Lynskey Music / 14:00 Sina Theil / 15:00 Homebrew and the Bad Examples / 16:00 Dublin City Rounders

www.facebook.com/Dublin-Goes-Country-1081537475322009/

Honest2Goodness Food Market

09:30 – 16:00, Sat 14 Jul

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

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

www.honest2goodness.ie

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

09:30 – 13:00, Sat 14 Jul

Malahide Park, Dublin Road, Malahide, Co. Dublin

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

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

www.parkrun.ie/

SuperNatural Food Market

09:30 – 15:30, Sat 14 Jul

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

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

www.supernatural.ie

The Green Door Market – Food/Farmer’s Market

09:30 – 16:00, Sat 14 Jul

A1 Bluebell Business Centre, Old Naas Road, Dublin 12

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

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

www.facebook.com/thegreendoordublin

Belgard Weekend Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 14 Jul

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

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 14 Jul

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 14 Jul

Marlay Park, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16

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

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

Pilates with Peter McCallum

10:00, Sat 14 Jul

Round Tower Clondalkin, 15 Tower Road, Clondalkin, Dublin 22

Peter McCallum will teach an outdoors pilates class in Clondalkin.

Admission is free and some additional information can be found via the Facebook Page below.

www.facebook.com/events/603486053378135/

Rose Festival 2018

10:00 – 18:00, Sat 14 Jul

St. Anne’s Park, Raheny, Dublin 5

St. Anne’s Park in Raheny is the venue for the yearly Rose Festival on Saturday and Sunday. On a nice day, this is a great festival for the whole family. Don’t expect to see too many roses, I would expect that there peak blossoming time is already over, but the festival is still worth a visit.

There will be stalls selling plants and gardening equipment, crafts, food and treats. Childrens’ entertainment, free horse and carriage rides, a library tent and mobile library, the Wooly Ward Petting Zoo, Big Bear Planetarium, a climbing tower, a living history display of weapons, a Tai Chi demonstration and the Big Dig Archaeology workshop will all be features of the festival. In the Red Stables is a Art & Craft Exhibition and on the music stage you will be able to listen from 12:00-17:30 to the following performers:

Dysfunktional, Brian Boru, Dublin Bluegrass Collective, The Medine, Tropical Storm, The Rats Deppers, David Bowie Tribute Band. Unfortunately the timings are nor listed.

Admission is free, but parking on site will cost a fee (in 2017 it was EUR 3 per car).

(The information Dublin City provides is – as it is unfortunately often the case – quite superficial and lacks a LOT of detail. Not event the fee for parking on site is mentioned. The downloadable PDF with a map is very big in size and very thin in details.)

It would have been great if Dublin City had created a public viewing zone for the World Cup Final at 16:00 on Sunday, but unfortunately that opportunity was missed.

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-culture-and-amenities-dublin-city-parks-visit-park-st-annes-park/rose-festival

Temple Bar Markets

10:00 – 16:30, Sat 14 Jul

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

Terenure Bushy Park Market

10:00 – 16:00, Sat 14 Jul

Bushy Park, Tempelogue Road, Terenure, Dublin 6W

The Terenure Bushy Park Market is taking place every weekk. The market has more than 30 stalls, offering a whole variety of foods and crafts.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/bushyparkmarket

The Story of the Capital – Exhibition in Dublin City Hall

10:00 – 17:15, Sat 14 Jul

City Hall, Dame Street, Dublin 2

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

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

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

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

Áras an Uachtaráin – Tour

10:15, Sat 14 Jul

Phoenix Park Visitor Centre, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

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

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

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

phoenixpark.ie/tours/

Art, Bites, Crafts – Drumcondra Market

10:30 – 15:30, Sat 14 Jul

Arts and Business Campus, 40 Drumcondra Road Lower

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

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

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/abcdrumcondramarket

Day of Dance – Cabinteely Park

10:30 – 16:00, Sat 14 Jul

Cabinteely Park, Dublin 18

The Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Arts Office invites to a Day of Dance. There will be two dance sessions on the day, but not in the same location! The first one from 10:30-12:00 is in Cabinteely Park and the second from 14:30-16:00 is in the Grainstore, dlr’s Youth Arts Facility, which is in Cabinteely Park.

Enjoy Modern / Hip Hop Dance for all ages in Cabinteely Park from 10:30-12:00. Learn some modern moves and a routine that you can do with your family and friends. With a great warm up designed to stretch, strengthen and improve your flexibility; with Robert Connor from Dance Theatre of Ireland.

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Then from 14:30-16:00 “A Life of Play” By Emma O’Kane for CoisCéim BROADREACH will be a creative dance and play workshop for children aged 5 -10 and their older family members. Grandchildren bring your Grandparents! Come and take part in A LIFE OF PLAY where everyone can create, anyone can dance and all can play. Use your body, move to music, dress up and explore in a playground of the imagination. This second event is in the Grainstore.

There are limited spaces available and booking is required via www.eventbrite.ie/e/day-of-dance-a-life-of-play-tickets-47715991816

events.dlrcoco.ie/event/day-dance-cabinteely-park

Ashbourne International Baseball Festival

11:00 – 18:00, Sat 14 Jul

International Baseball Centre, Deerpark, Ashbourne, Co. Meath

The Ashbourne International Baseball Festival 2018 is taking place from Thursday 12 July – Sunday 15 July. Ashbourne is not THAT far away from Dublin and for special events you sometimes have to travel a little further.

Games will be at 13:00 and 18:00 on Thursday and Friday, at 11:00 and 15:00 on Saturday and the Final will be at 13:00 on Sunday. The full schedule is here: www.ashbournebaseball.com/?sports_team_schedule_type=ibf

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/609795456051885/

Blackrock Market

11:00 – 17:30, Sat 14 Jul

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/

Hotter than July – Singing Workshop

11:00 – 13:00, Sat 14 Jul

St. George’s and St. Thomas’s Church, Cathal Brugha Street, Dublin 1

Hotter than July is a family-friendly festival on Sunday 29 July on Smithfield Plaza and at that festival, the Discovery Gospel Choir will lead an intercultural choir performance. If you are interested in singing, you are invited to participate and a number of choir workshops will prepare you for the performance on 29 July.

The workshops are on Sat 14 July, Sat 21 July and Sat 28 July (11:00-13:00) and the performance is then on Sunday 29 July.

Participation is free, but there are limited spaces available and you need to book your place via hello@improvisedmusic.ie

Find the event poster here.

National Gallery Storytime

11:30 – 12:30, Sat 14 Jul

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

This “Storytime at the Gallery Shop” is happening on Saturday.

“Join some of our cuddly colleagues for this month’s Storytime with our resident storyteller Ruth. This month’s theme is Fairytales…with a twist and will be followed by some colouring activities, inspired by Ruth’s stories.”

Admission is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/storytime-gallery-shop

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Sat 14 Jul

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

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

Admission to the gallery and to most events is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on

Artfully – Art, Dance & Music Festival

12:00 – 00:00, Sat 14 Jul

The Bernard Shaw, 12 Richmond Street South, Dublin 8

Artfully is a new movement and YouTube channel to promote the importance of art, innovation and creativity as forces for positive global change in Ireland and beyond.

To celebrate the launch of Artfully, there will be a Art, Dance & Music festival in the Bernard Shaw pub. There will be an art exhibition, Salsa Dancing, DJs and a number of talks.

The line up and outline schedule is

Art exhibition (12:00-17:00) with art from Michael Kellner, Nathanael Roman, Rachel O’Regan, Fellipe Lopes, Clara Dudley, Mot Collins, Claire O’Hagan, Laura Matthews, Ashwin Chacko, Emma O’Reilly, Eva Kelly, Sean O’Reilly, Holly Pereira, Lucas Miojo, Akos C0p Varga, Claire Prouvost, Hazel & Davi’s Farm, Karen Harte

Dance Workshop (13:00-14:00) with Dublin Salsa Academy

Music (15:30-23:00): with Meruteria – Dj Pablo & Dj Kixx, Bodytonic Music – Dj Conor & Dj Ian, Marcelo Vinhas

Wall Painting (12:00-17:00): Drink & Draw

Live Talk (14:30-15:30): Hopfully Brewing Co, The Joy & The Affray, Fierce Pole Fitness and Special Guest

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/2255684157988199/

Ha’penny Flea Market

12:00 – 17:00, Sat 14 Jul

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/

Life at the Edges – Science Gallery Exhibition

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 14 Jul

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

The current exhibition in the Science Gallery is called “Life at the Edges” and it will run from 22 June until 30 September,

The exhibition is looking at space travel, Mars exploration and it also looks at other hostile or difficult environments like antarctica, volcanoes and living in a floating city.

Some of the most interesting exhibits are:

+ Habitat of a simluated Mars mission
+ Creating souvenirs from Lava
+ Process of creating an iron ring from grass that grew on iron polluted soil
+ Animals that travelled to space
+ A plant growing in Mars atmophere
+ A planet to be built from dead bodies

It is a fascinating exhibition, but take your time to understand the exhibits and think a little more about some of them! It is worth it!

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

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

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

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

Admission is free.

dublin.sciencegallery.com/ledges/

The Dead Zoo Tour

12:00, Sat 14 Jul

National Museum, Merrion Street (Natural History), Dublin 2

“The Dead Zoo Tour” on Saturday will take place at 12:00 and at 14:00.

Join Educator Sarah Sarsfield for an introductory tour of the galleries and catch highlights from the 10,000 specimens on display at the Dead Zoo. Learn about the animal with the largest antlers in the world and hear the infamous story of how we got our polar bear.

Admission is free, but places are limited and will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis 15 minutes before the tour starts. Suitable for ages 8+

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=3720

Afro-Eire Dance Sessions

13:00 – 18:00, Sat 14 Jul

Dundrum Town Centre, Dundrum, Co. Dublin

Dundrum Town Centre’s Summer events are called “Dundrum Summer Safari” and part of this programme of events are the Afro-Eire Dance Sessions on Saturday.

They will run from 1pm-1:30pm, 1.45pm-2:15pm, 2:30-3pm, 3:45pm-4:15pm, 4:30pm-5:00pm, 5:15pm-5:45pm and you can participate.

Admission is free, but places are limited.

www.dundrum.ie/safari

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Sat 14 Jul

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/

The Most Wuthering Heights Day Ever – Dance Performance

13:00 – 16:00, Sat 14 Jul

St. Anne’s Park, Raheny, Dublin 5

“The Most Wuthering Heights Day Ever” is a mass dance performance of the Wuthering Heights Dance routine from Kate Bush’s song. The performance will happen in St. Anne’s Park as part of the Rose Festival on Saturday from 13:00.

You can still participate OR you can watch it in St. Anne’s Park.

Admission is free. Details are on the Facebook page below.

www.facebook.com/events/199041567364666/

The National Library’s History & Heritage – Tour

13:00, Sat 14 Jul

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

The Guided tour “The National Library’s History & Heritage” will explore the Library’s rich architectural history and heritage. The tour begins in the main hall of the Library and includes a visit to the Library’s iconic reading room.

Admission is free.

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

Sketching Tour – National Gallery

13:30 – 14:30, Sat 14 Jul

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

This is a Sketching tour to explore the Gallery’s collection and architecture. Sketching is an intense but relaxing way of appreciating all that the Gallery has to offer. No artistic ability required. All materials provided.

Admission is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/sketching-tour-0

Chester Beatty Library – Guided Tour

14:00, Sat 14 Jul

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

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

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

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

How to Catch your Dinner – Family Activity

14:00 – 16:00, Sat 14 Jul

National Museum, Kildare Street (Archaeology), Dublin 2

“How to Catch your Dinner” is a Drop-in Activity for families with children aged 8+.

During the Stone Age in Ireland, people had to go exploring to find their dinner. Take a look at the prehistoric handling collection and see if you can figure out how each of the objects were used by people to hunt, collect and fish for their dinner.

Admission is free. Located in the Kildare Room, Ground Floor.

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=3745

Tunes for Garech – Irish Trad Music

14:00 – 17:00, Sat 14 Jul

Farmleigh House, Castleknock end of Phoenix Park, Dublin 15

“Tunes for Garech: an Irish Traditional Music Summer Session” is an heritage music event in Farmleigh House on Saturday.

Bring an instrument or just your voice and come and enjoy an open-invitation Irish traditional session in Farmleigh Estate. Performers of all ages and experience are welcome to pay their personal musical tributes to the memory of the late Garech Browne, founder of Claddagh Records and life-long supporter of Ireland’s traditional musical heritage.

Admission is free.

farmleigh.ie/event/tunes-for-garech-an-irish-traditional-music-summer-session/?instance_id=109

Edible Flowers – Drop-by Demo

14:30 – 15:30, Sat 14 Jul

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

The Drop-by Demo “Edible Flowers” will take place on Saturday. Find out how you can feast on flowers. Learn how to fill your garden with easy-to-grow edible flowers that you can put in salads and drinks, adding colour and flavour.

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

botanicgardens.ie/event/drop-by-demo-edible-flowers/?instance_id=28

WWI Ireland: Public Tour – in Irish

15:00, Sat 14 Jul

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

A tour of “World War Ireland: Exploring the Irish Experience” in Irish will take place. Find all details via the link below.

Admission is free.

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

Bastille Day Celebrations

16:00, Sat 14 Jul

The Church Restaurant & Bar, Jervis Street/Mary Street, Dublin 1

The Church Bar & Restaurant is the headquarter for all French Bastille Day celebrations.

It all kicks off at 16:00 and there will be Family Entertainment, Live French Music and Dancers, French Cuisine, DJs and next door, there will be games on Wolfe Tone Square.

Admission is free,

thechurch.ie/upcoming-event/bastille-day-2018/

Dublin Goes Country – Gigs – Grand Social

20:00, Sat 14 Jul

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

The line up for the gigs in the Grand Social during the “Dublin Goes Country” festival is

Saturday: 20:00 Lucky Bones / 21:00 Whistle / 22:00 The Oxo Boys

Sunday: 20:00 Jamie Stanton / 21:00 The Sick and Indigent Song Club / 22:00 Atlantic String Band

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/852590148263499/

Dublin Goes Country – Gigs – The Underground

20:00, Sat 14 Jul

The Underground, 64 Dame Street, Dublin 2

The line-up for the “Dublin Goes Country” gigs in The Underground is

Saturday: 20:15 Dublin City Rounders / 21:00 Aaron Nestor / 21:45 Pull the Wool / 22:30 Kerry Fearon music & media with The Dublin City Rounders

Sunday: 20:15 The Remedy Club / 21:00 Moylan Music / 21:45 Colm Swwirbat Music / 22:30 Alice Lynskey Music

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/852590148263499/

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Sat 14 Jul

Stillorgan Orchard, The Hill, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin

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

www.stillorganorchard.com/specials/

SENU / PAJ / Digg Deep – Gigs

21:00, Sat 14 Jul

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

Performers SENU and Dig Deep and band PAJ will perform at a night of synth, electro, pop and jazz.

Admission is free.

sin-e.ie/events/senu-paj-digg-deep/

Scathed / Stone Sea – Gig

22:30, Sat 14 Jul

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Rock band Scathed will play a gig in the midnight hour at Whelan’s. They will be supported by Stone Sea.

Admission is free before 22:30.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/midnight-hour-w-scathed-stone-sea/

Rock Tribunal – Gig

23:30, Sat 14 Jul

Porterhouse Temple Bar, 16-18 Parliament Street, Dublin 2

The Rock Tribunal will be back in the Porterhouse in Temple Bar for a gig.

Admission is free.

www.theporterhouse.ie/bars-dublin-temple.php

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Car Boot Sales – Ballymun

08:00 – 13:00, Sun 15 Jul

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

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

Admission for buyers is free.

www.facebook.com/irishcarboot

Dublin Goes Country 2018

09:00, Sun 15 Jul

Dublin (various locations)

“Dublin Goes Country” is a celebration in Dublin of “everything country”. :-O

There will be a country market, crafts, bbq & other food and live music with more than 16 bands and performers in various venues.

The market is on Smithfield Plaza on Sunday only, but the music will be in the Grand Social and The Underground on Saturday AND Sunday. Admission is free to all events

Here is the line-up:

Saturday 14 July
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The Grand Social: 20:00 Lucky Bones / 21:00 Whistle / 22:00 The Oxo Boys

The Underground: 20:15 Dublin City Rounders / 21:00 Aaron Nestor / 21:45 Pull the Wool / 22:30 Kerry Fearon music & media with The Dublin City Rounders

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Sunday 15 July
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The Grand Social: 20:00 Jamie Stanton / 21:00 The Sick and Indigent Song Club / 22:00 Atlantic String Band

The Underground: 20:15 The Remedy Club / 21:00 Moylan Music / 21:45 Colm Swwirbat Music / 22:30 Alice Lynskey Music

Smitfield Plaza: 13:00 Alice Lynskey Music / 14:00 Sina Theil / 15:00 Homebrew and the Bad Examples / 16:00 Dublin City Rounders

www.facebook.com/Dublin-Goes-Country-1081537475322009/

Outdoor Yoga Shred – Clondalkin

09:30, Sun 15 Jul

Round Tower Clondalkin, 15 Tower Road, Clondalkin, Dublin 22

Tasha Bryant will run a free outdoors Yoga Shred class in Clondalkin.

Find more information on the Facebook Page below.

www.facebook.com/events/192341641444200

Belgard Weekend Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 15 Jul

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

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 15 Jul

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

Magazine Fort – Guided Tour

10:00, Sun 15 Jul

Magazine Fort, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

The Magazine Fort in Phoenix Park was for a long time completely neglected, but it is hugely rich in history. Many have seen it as a barred off concrete fortress in a corner of Phoenix Park and even more don’t even know or have forgotten that it exists. The old Phoenix House, the home of the British Viceroy, was on the site where the fort was built from the early 17th century and then in 1734 the Fort was built and extended in 1801.

In 1916 the Fort was raided by the rebels who expected to find a lot of explosives there, but found the Fort nearly empty. In 1939 the IRA raided the Fort and stole more than a million rounds of ammunition, but most of it was recovered over the following weeks.

Since 1988, the Irish Army doesn’t use the Fort anymore and gave it back to the Office of Public Works (OPW), but not much good has happened to the Fort in the last 30 years (!!) and there were numerous speculations about the reasons for that.

Finally since 2016, guided tours are provided and this year from April until end of October there will be three tours every Sunday at 10:00, 12:00 and 14:00. Only 20 places are available on each tour and if there is a big event in Phoenix Park the tour will be cancelled.

Tickets are available at the Phoenix Park Visitor Centre on a first come, first served basis and can not be pre-booked. A shuttle bus will bring the ticket holders to the Fort.

phoenixpark.ie/tours/

Marlay Park Market

10:00 – 16:00, Sun 15 Jul

Marlay Park, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16

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

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

Merrion Square Open Air Gallery

10:00 – 18:30, Sun 15 Jul

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/

Rose Festival 2018

10:00 – 18:00, Sun 15 Jul

St. Anne’s Park, Raheny, Dublin 5

St. Anne’s Park in Raheny is the venue for the yearly Rose Festival on Saturday and Sunday. On a nice day, this is a great festival for the whole family. Don’t expect to see too many roses, I would expect that there peak blossoming time is already over, but the festival is still worth a visit.

There will be stalls selling plants and gardening equipment, crafts, food and treats. Childrens’ entertainment, free horse and carriage rides, a library tent and mobile library, the Wooly Ward Petting Zoo, Big Bear Planetarium, a climbing tower, a living history display of weapons, a Tai Chi demonstration and the Big Dig Archaeology workshop will all be features of the festival. In the Red Stables is a Art & Craft Exhibition and on the music stage you will be able to listen from 12:00-17:30 to the following performers:

Dysfunktional, Brian Boru, Dublin Bluegrass Collective, The Medine, Tropical Storm, The Rats Deppers, David Bowie Tribute Band. Unfortunately the timings are nor listed.

Admission is free, but parking on site will cost a fee (in 2017 it was EUR 3 per car).

(The information Dublin City provides is – as it is unfortunately often the case – quite superficial and lacks a LOT of detail. Not event the fee for parking on site is mentioned. The downloadable PDF with a map is very big in size and very thin in details.)

It would have been great if Dublin City had created a public viewing zone for the World Cup Final at 16:00 on Sunday, but unfortunately that opportunity was missed.

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-culture-and-amenities-dublin-city-parks-visit-park-st-annes-park/rose-festival

Art, Bites, Crafts – Drumcondra Market

10:30 – 15:30, Sun 15 Jul

Arts and Business Campus, 40 Drumcondra Road Lower

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

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

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/abcdrumcondramarket

Children’s Art Cart – Phoenix Park

11:00 – 12:30, Sun 15 Jul

Phoenix Park Visitor Centre, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

Every Sunday a free Children’s Art Cart Workshop will take place in the Phoenix Park Visitor Centre. They are for kids aged 6-11 and the children must be accompanied by an adult.

This week’s workshop is entitled “Exploring Science”.

Admission is free. More details are in this PDF: phoenixpark.ie/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/OPW-F-A-2018_9xWEB.pdf

Dublin Goes Country – Country Market

11:00 – 18:00, Sun 15 Jul

Smithfield Plaza, Dublin 7

The Dublin Goes Country Festival will take place this weekend and in addition to a market on Smithfield Plaza, there will also be a music stage.

The line-up is 13:00 Alice Lynskey Music / 14:00 Sina Theil / 15:00 Homebrew and the Bad Examples / 16:00 Dublin City Rounders

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/228005231126583/

Dun Laoghaire Market

11:00 – 16:00, Sun 15 Jul

People’s Park, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

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

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

Palestrina Choir

11:00, Sun 15 Jul

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

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

www.procathedral.ie/music/this-week

The Green Door Market – Food/Farmer’s Market

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 15 Jul

A1 Bluebell Business Centre, Old Naas Road, Dublin 12

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

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

www.facebook.com/thegreendoordublin

Drop-in family session – National Gallery: Circus

11:30 – 13:30, Sun 15 Jul

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

At the “Drop-in family workshop: Colourful Circus Characters and Creatures” join Eimear Murphy for a free art-making workshop inspired by the exhibition Circus250: Art of the Show.

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

www.nationalgallery.ie/drop-family-workshop-colourful-circus-characters-and-creatures

EALAIN – Celebration of Irish women artists – National Gallery

11:30 – 16:00, Sun 15 Jul

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

The National Gallery invites to “EALAÍN – a celebration of Irish women artists” on Sunday and there will be plenty of different activities throughout the day. Ealaín is a special day celebrating Irish art and culture and this year Ealaín will focus on the vibrant lives of women artists and their great contributions to Irish art. There will be tours, family-friendly activities, a display of leading craft makers, demonstrations and live music in the gallery.

Admission is free.

11:30-12:15 Public Tour – A tour taking in works by Irish women artists, and the Circus250 exhibition (Meet at Merrion Square)

11:30-13:30 Family Workshop – Drop-in family workshop with artist Eimear Murphy, on the theme of ‘Circus Characters and Creatures’ in Maples and Calder Creative Space in Atrium

12:00-16:00 Meet the Makers: Irish Craft Pop-Up Display – Display of works by seven women designer-makers representing the highest standards of Irish design and craft. Courtyard

12:30-13:15 Family Tour – A tour specially aimed at younger visitors, and taking in works by Irish women artists, and the Circus250 exhibition – Meet at Merrion Square

12:00-14:00 Craft Demonstration – Live demonstration by expert basket maker Alison Fitzgerald in Courtyard

13:30 Public Tour – A tour taking in works by Irish women artists, and the Circus250 exhibition. Meet at Merrion Square

15:00-16:00 Music – Artists’ Choice – A special Artists’ Choice concert in partnership with Royal Irish Academy of Music: Talented RIAM musicians will perform pieces selected by some of Ireland’s most prominent female artists in the Shaw Room.

Admission to all events is free and if you read “Meet at Merrion Square”, don’t go across to Merrion Square! It is my guess that this means “Meet at Merrion Square reception”, which refers to the reception at the National Gallery entrance facing Merrion Square.

www.nationalgallery.ie/ealain-celebration-irish-women-artists

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Sun 15 Jul

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

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

Admission to the gallery and to most events is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on

Blackrock Market

12:00 – 17:30, Sun 15 Jul

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/

Guided Walks – Botanic Gardens

12:00 – 15:30, Sun 15 Jul

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

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

Admission is free.

www.botanicgardens.ie/educ/info.htm

Life at the Edges – Science Gallery Exhibition

12:00 – 18:00, Sun 15 Jul

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

The current exhibition in the Science Gallery is called “Life at the Edges” and it will run from 22 June until 30 September,

The exhibition is looking at space travel, Mars exploration and it also looks at other hostile or difficult environments like antarctica, volcanoes and living in a floating city.

Some of the most interesting exhibits are:

+ Habitat of a simluated Mars mission
+ Creating souvenirs from Lava
+ Process of creating an iron ring from grass that grew on iron polluted soil
+ Animals that travelled to space
+ A plant growing in Mars atmophere
+ A planet to be built from dead bodies

It is a fascinating exhibition, but take your time to understand the exhibits and think a little more about some of them! It is worth it!

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

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

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

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

Admission is free.

dublin.sciencegallery.com/ledges/

Ashbourne International Baseball Festival

13:00 – 17:00, Sun 15 Jul

International Baseball Centre, Deerpark, Ashbourne, Co. Meath

The Ashbourne International Baseball Festival 2018 is taking place from Thursday 12 July – Sunday 15 July. Ashbourne is not THAT far away from Dublin and for special events you sometimes have to travel a little further.

Games will be at 13:00 and 18:00 on Thursday and Friday, at 11:00 and 15:00 on Saturday and the Final will be at 13:00 on Sunday. The full schedule is here: www.ashbournebaseball.com/?sports_team_schedule_type=ibf

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/609795456051885/

St. James’ Brass & Reed Band – Farmleigh House

13:00 – 15:00, Sun 15 Jul

Farmleigh House, Castleknock end of Phoenix Park, Dublin 15

The St. James’ Brass & Reed Band will play from 13:00 in the bandstand of Farmleigh House.

Admission is free.

farmleigh.ie/event/music-in-the-bandstand-5/?instance_id=154

We were there – Film Screening

13:30, Sun 15 Jul

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

The Film Screening of “We Were There” (2014, Dirs. Laura Aguiar and Cahal McLaughlin, 61 mins) will take place.

We Were There features the unique experiences of women in the predominantly male world of the Maze and Long Kesh Prison during the Troubles in Northern Ireland. The film includes stories of a prison officer’s wife, prisoners’ relatives, Open University tutors, Probation Service staff and the visual artist Amanda Dunsmore. This film will be introduced and followed by Q&A led by the film’s directors Laura Aguiar and Cahal McLaughlin.

Admission is free.

www.hughlane.ie/lectures/lectures-past/2104-film-screening-we-were-there

Dublin Sketchers – Sunday Meet-up

14:00, Sun 15 Jul

Dublin (various locations)

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

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

www.dublinsketchers.blogspot.com/

Hugh Lane Gallery – Guided Tour

14:00, Sun 15 Jul

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

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

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

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

Intercultural Tour in Japanese – Chester Beatty Library

14:00, Sun 15 Jul

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

An Intercultural Tour in Japanese Language with Community Ambassador Hiromi Anzai will take place.

Admission is free. Meeting point is in the atrium of the Library.

cbl.ticketsolve.com/shows/1173587968

Lourdes Brass Band – Bray

14:30, Sun 15 Jul

Seafront, Bray, Co. Wicklow

The Lourdes Brass Band will play in the bandstand at Bray’s seafront. The Wing Food Festival is also taking place there in Sunday.

Admission is free.

www.bray.ie/pec-events/lourdes-brass-band/1531665000/

Big Fish – Film Screening

15:00 – 17:00, Sun 15 Jul

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

The film “Big Fish” will be screened in the Lecture Theatre.

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

The film is Tim Burton’s magical film Big Fish (2003). The screening will be preceded by “Women in Circus”, a 10-minute film about female circus artistes, past and present, created by Circus250 as part of this year’s celebrations.

www.nationalgallery.ie/big-fish

Chester Beatty Library – Guided Tour

15:00, Sun 15 Jul

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

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

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

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

Hands on Design: Symbols of Ireland – Drop-in

15:00 – 16:00, Sun 15 Jul

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

“Hands on Design: Symbols of Ireland” is a Drop-in activity on Sunday.

Explore and learn about some of the hidden meanings behind the Irish symbols. Join the Museum educators at this drop-in handling session for all ages, using the Museum’s collection of objects for handling.

Admission is free.

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=3787

Museum Tour – National Print Museum

15:00 – 16:30, Sun 15 Jul

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

Victorian Gardening – Tour and Talk

15:00, Sun 15 Jul

Phoenix Park Visitor Centre, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

“Victorian Gardening” is the topic of a talk about the history of the Victorian kitchen walled garden at the Phoenix Park Visitor Centre. This will be followed by a tour of the walled garden.

Admission is free. More information can be found in the PDF brochure here phoenixpark.ie/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/OPW-F-A-2018_9xWEB.pdf

FIFA World Cup Final: France – Croatia

16:00, Sun 15 Jul

Dublin (various locations)

After a month of football and some exciting games with plenty of surprising results, the FIFA World Cup Final will happen on Sunday at 16:00. France will play against Croatia and the match will be shown life on TV and in every pub in Dublin.

The High Leeson – Bluegrass Gig

18:00, Sun 15 Jul

Leeson Lounge, 148 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4

The High Leeson is a Bluegrass band that plays every Sunday in the Leeson Longe.

Admission is free, donations are appreciated.

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

Dixieland Jazzmen – Gig

18:30 – 20:30, Sun 15 Jul

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

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

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

Jawbone – Acoustic Folk & Blues Night

19:00 – 21:00, Sun 15 Jul

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

Dublin Goes Country – Gigs – Grand Social

20:00, Sun 15 Jul

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

The line up for the gigs in the Grand Social during the “Dublin Goes Country” festival is

Saturday: 20:00 Lucky Bones / 21:00 Whistle / 22:00 The Oxo Boys

Sunday: 20:00 Jamie Stanton / 21:00 The Sick and Indigent Song Club / 22:00 Atlantic String Band

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/852590148263499/

Dublin Goes Country – Gigs – The Underground

20:00, Sun 15 Jul

The Underground, 64 Dame Street, Dublin 2

The line-up for the “Dublin Goes Country” gigs in The Underground is

Saturday: 20:15 Dublin City Rounders / 21:00 Aaron Nestor / 21:45 Pull the Wool / 22:30 Kerry Fearon music & media with The Dublin City Rounders

Sunday: 20:15 The Remedy Club / 21:00 Moylan Music / 21:45 Colm Swwirbat Music / 22:30 Alice Lynskey Music

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/852590148263499/

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 00:00, Sun 15 Jul

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

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

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

Proteus – Jazz Gig

21:00, Sun 15 Jul

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

Proteus will play a Jazz gig in the Harbour Bar.

Admission is free.

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

The Dublin Blues Cartel – Gig

22:30, Sun 15 Jul

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

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

Admission is free.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/live-from-the-window-w-the-dublin-blues-cartel-6/

Monday 16 Jul

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Teens Lab – Cross-stitch patterns Workshop

10:30, Mon 16 Jul

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

“Teens Lab – Cross-stitch patterns” is a Creative Teen Workshop.

The workshop for 12 – 14 years will take place at 10:30 and the one for 15 – 17 years will follow at 14:00.

Admission is free, but booking is required by clicking on the relevant link above.

During this workshop you will create an old-fashioned book of cross-stitch designs. Meet Maker-In-Residence Vicky Twomey-Lee and learn how to change an image from the Coetivy Hours into a pattern suitable for stitching. All works will be included in a booklet which can be presented as a gift.

cbl.ticketsolve.com/shows

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Mon 16 Jul

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

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

Admission to the gallery and to most events is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Mon 16 Jul

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/

Drama Workshops for kids

14:30, Mon 16 Jul

Inchicore Library, 34 Emmet Road, Dublin 8

Dublin City Public Libraries invite to Jill Anderson’s drama workshops that encourages children to act and participate in many different activities specially designed to stimulate creativity and confidence.

Admission is free. Booking is required via 01-4533793

The theme is “Goldilocks and the Three Bears”. – Suitable for children aged 5 to 10 years.

Goldilocks and the Three Bears. One day while Baby Bear was out with his friends, he walked into a tree and hit his head. He now finds himself in your library but he can’t remember anything. He needs your help to make him remember his story and where he comes from so he can find his way home.

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

Song Cycle – Singer/Songwriter Showcase

20:00, Mon 16 Jul

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

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

Admission is free.

www.whelanslive.com

The Circle Sessions – Open Mic

20:00 – 23:30, Mon 16 Jul

The International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

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

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

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/thecirclesessions/

Jazz Jam Session – Grand Social

20:30, Mon 16 Jul

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

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

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

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

The Comedy Shed

20:30, Mon 16 Jul

Woolshed Bar & Grill, Parnell Street, Dublin 1

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

Admission is free.

www.woolshedbaa.com/dublin/

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 23:00, Mon 16 Jul

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

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

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

Jimmy Smyth’s Organised – Gig

21:00, Mon 16 Jul

Leeson Lounge, 148 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4

Guitarist Jimmy Smyth will play a gig on Monday in the Leeson Lounge with band Organised and guests.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/266263934138976/

Trad Sessions

21:00 – 23:30, Mon 16 Jul

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

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

dublinsessions.ie/mother-reillys/

That’s It Recordings – Open Mic

22:00, Mon 16 Jul

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

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

Admission is free.

sin-e.ie/events/

Tuesday 17 Jul

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Stained Glass Windows – Family Workshop

10:30, Tue 17 Jul

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

St. Patrick’s Cathedral is inviting to a family workshop “Stained Glass Windows”. It will take place at 10:30 and again at 12:30.

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

www.stpatrickscathedral.ie/event/family-workshop-stained-glass-windows/

Teens Lab – E-Textiles Workshop

10:30, Tue 17 Jul

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

“Teens Lab – E-Textiles” is a Creative Teen Workshop.

The workshop for 12 – 14 years will take place at 10:30 and the one for 15 – 17 years will follow at 14:00.

Admission is free, but booking is required by clicking on the relevant link above.

Meet Maker-in-Residence Vicky Twomey-Lee to discover the world of e-textiles used for fashion, textile design and as an art form. You will be introduced to e-textiles materials and simple LED circuit schematics to create your own e-textiles circuit and bring one of the Coetivy characters to life.

cbl.ticketsolve.com/shows

Botanic Gardens Drop-in Activities for Children

11:00, Tue 17 Jul

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

The National Botanic Gardens run “Kids Drop by Activities” every Tuesday until 28 August.

There will be fun activities in the dedicated Children’s Garden. Sow seeds, make seed bombs, design bug hotels and re-use everyday items to create your own piece of eco art. Suitable from age 4. All children must bring their own grown up.

The event times are: 11:00, 11:30, 15:00, 15:30

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/982816088548254/

Music Rhythm and Drumming Workshop for Kids

11:00, Tue 17 Jul

Coolock Public Library, Barryscourt Road, Coolock, Dublin 17

Neil Dowling of Drum Nature hosts this interactive music workshop featuring different drums and percussion instruments from around the world. Children will play several different instruments as well as learning about rhythm composition and working as an ensemble. No previous music experience is necessary.

Admission is free, but booking is required. The upcoming workshops are

Tuesday 17 July at 11:00 in Coolock Library. Suitable for children age 5 to 7 years. Book via 01-8474481
Tuesday 17 July at 2.30pm in Raheny Library. Suitable for children age 8 to 11 years This is now booked out.
Wednesday 18 July at 2.30pm in Rathmines Library. Suitable for children age 8 to 11 years. Book via 01-4973539
Wednesday 1 August at 2.30pm in Ballyfermot Library.Suitable for children age 5 to 7 years. Book via 01-6269324

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

The Boy Who Cried Wolf – Puppet Show

11:00, Tue 17 Jul

Charleville Mall Library, North Strand, Dublin 1

The Boy Who Cried Wolf – Puppet Show will come to Charleville Mall on Tuesday at 11:00 and to Cabra Library at 14:30 on the same day.

Presented by Marting Cahill from No Strings Theatre Company, the unique performance of the classic tale is sure to entertain all the family. So hurry hurry and book your place. Family show, suitable for children age 3-7.

Tuesday 17 July at 11am in Charleville Mall Library. Book via 01-8749619
Tuesday 17 July at 2.30pm in Cabra Library. Book via 01-8691414

Admission is free.

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-culture-and-amenities-dublin-city-public-libraries-and-archive-events/boy-who

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Tue 17 Jul

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

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

Admission to the gallery and to most events is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on

Support the Dublin Event Guide – Buy your books here!

13:00, Tue 17 Jul

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!

The Golden Calf – Po-up Art Talk

13:15 – 13:45, Tue 17 Jul

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

The Pop-up talk “The Golden Calf” will take place in Room 27 in front of the painting by Pieter Pourbus.

Admission is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/golden-calf

Writing Song Lyrics – Workshop for age 15-17

14:00, Tue 17 Jul

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

“Writing Lyrics Using the Cut-Up Method for young adults” is a Drop-in Workshin the Music Library.

Do you want to try out writing lyrics or the first time? Or maybe you’re an experienced lyricist looking for some new techniques and inspiration. Come along to this lyric writing workshop. Ríona Sally Hartman, Musician in Residence with Dublin City Public Libraries will guide on the cut-up lyrics writing technique famously used by many songwriters including David Bowie and Radiohead. No experience necessary just bring along a pen and paper. Suitable for young adults aged 15 – 17 years.

Admission is free.

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

Terns are back – Bird Watch

18:30 – 20:00, Tue 17 Jul

Coliemore Harbour, Dalkey, Co. Dublin

The Terns (birds!) have returned to the Dalkey Island for another season and the Tern Warden is inviting to a Tern Watch from Coliemore Harbour. It will happen on 03+10+17+24+31 July from 18:30-20:00.

Admission is free.

southdublinbirds.com/events/events.php

The Dublin Language Exchange – Meetup

19:00, Tue 17 Jul

Czech Inn, Essex Gate, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

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

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

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

Dublin Bluegrass Collective – Gig

20:00, Tue 17 Jul

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

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

www.facebook.com/Sin.E.Pub

Jesters Open Mic Comedy Night

20:00 – 22:00, Tue 17 Jul

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

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

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

www.facebook.com/jesterscomedy/

Ukulele Tuesday – Jam&Gig

20:00 – 23:30, Tue 17 Jul

Stag’s Head, Dame Lane, Dublin 2

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

www.facebook.com/UkuleleTuesday

Ben Prevo – Gig

21:00, Tue 17 Jul

The Bowery, 196 Rathmines Road Lower, Rathmines, Dublin 6

Ben Prevo will be for his weekly gig in the Bowery. Expect Blues, Funk, Jazz and even Country.

Admission is free.

thebowery.ie/calander/

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 23:00, Tue 17 Jul

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

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

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

The Lounge Quintet – Jazz Gig

21:00, Tue 17 Jul

Leeson Lounge, 148 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4

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

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

International Bar Jazz Night

21:30, Tue 17 Jul

The International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

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

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

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

www.international-bar.com/jazz/

Woolshed Pub Quiz

21:30, Tue 17 Jul

Woolshed Bar & Grill, Parnell Street, Dublin 1

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

Admission is free. Max team size is 6 people.

www.woolshedbaa.com

Wednesday 18 Jul

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Liberties Festival 2018

09:00, Wed 18 Jul

Liberties area, Dublin 8

The Liberties Festival 2018 will take place from 18-22 July. It is the 48th festival this year (!) and there will be five days of music, comedy, opera, yoga, stories, song, dance, coffee, conversation, football, cinema, poetry, art, walking tours, discovery, gardening, printing, family fun & more.

Nearly all events over the five days are free, but most require registration on the website here and it seems as if all events that need free tickets on the first three days of the festival are already booked out.

www.libertiesfestival2018.com/

Teens Lab – Board Games Workshop

10:30, Wed 18 Jul

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

“Teens Lab – Board Games” is a Creative Teen Workshop.

The workshop for 12 – 14 years will take place at 10:30 and the one for 15 – 17 years will follow at 14:00.

Admission is free, but booking is required by clicking on the relevant link above.

Calling all gamers: let’s get together to create board games inspired by hybrids and animals of Coetivy Hours. Give your characters special abilities and powers so they can combat each other in the story created by you!

cbl.ticketsolve.com/shows

Drawing Group for Adults – Rua Red

11:00, Wed 18 Jul

Rua Red, South Dublin Arts Centre, Tallaght, D24

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

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

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Wed 18 Jul

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

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

Admission to the gallery and to most events is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on

Nelson Mandela Centenary – Workshops & Celebration

12:00 – 19:00, Wed 18 Jul

Famine Memorial, Custom House Quay, Dublin 1

On 18 July 1918 Nelson Mandela was born, which means that this year we celebrate the Centenary of his birth.

The organisation All Together in Dignity Ireland (www.atdireland.ie) and other community groups will celebrate this day, which also is the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights with a ceremony at the Famine Statues from 17:30-18:30.

Before that, from 12:00-19:00, a number of workshops will take place.

From 11:00-19:00 ‘Make Poverty History’ quotes will be on display on the Liffey railings at Custom House Quay.
From 12:00-17:00 two free workshops will happen close to the Human Rights and Poverty Stone. The topics are “From Dublin to Mandela: Write your message to Mandela” and “Your Rights Are Written in Stone” about the Make Poverty History Message at the Custom House Quay monuments.

The formal ceremony from 17:30 will be a symbolic “Long Walk to Freedom” from the Famine Statues to the Human Rights and Poverty Stone. The participants will be invited to walk together the 40 meters from the Statues to the Stone while singing some songs and listening to readings from Nelson Mandela’s book ‘A Long Walk to Freedom”. The event will end with the broadcast of Mandela’s “Make Poverty History” speech.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/422358254871651/

Prehistory Mysteries – Humans and the Natural World

12:00 – 13:30, Wed 18 Jul

National Museum, Kildare Street (Archaeology), Dublin 2

“Prehistory Mysteries – Humans and the Natural World” is a Drop-in Activity for all ages on Wednesday.

“Pop in and have a chat with our Museum Educators who will have an array of replica artefacts and raw materials which you can pick up and examine. Discover how humans cleverly used antler, wood, and clay in centuries past – long before there was plastic.”

Admission is free. Located in the Prehistoric Ireland exhibition, Ground Floor.

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=3746

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Wed 18 Jul

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/

Introduction to Roderic O’Conor and the Moderns – Talk

13:15 – 14:00, Wed 18 Jul

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

The talk “Introduction to Roderic O’Conor and the Moderns” with Brendan Rooney( Head Curator and co-curator of “Roderic O’Conor and the Moderns. Between Paris and Pont-Aven” will introduce the new exhibition and the curatorial process behind it.

Admission is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/introduction-roderic-oconor-and-moderns

Sketching Tour – National Gallery

13:30 – 14:30, Wed 18 Jul

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

This is a Sketching tour to explore the Gallery’s collection and architecture. Sketching is an intense but relaxing way of appreciating all that the Gallery has to offer. No artistic ability required. All materials provided.

Admission is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/sketching-tour-1

Catchy Captions – Children’s workshop

14:00, Wed 18 Jul

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

The children’s fun workshop “Catchy Captions – Capturing Newspapers at the National Library” will happen on Wednesday.

There are lots of newspapers in the library and you will be looking at the cartoons. You will learn a little about this library and then become a newspaper cartoonist and create your own catchy caption and cartoon.

Suitable for all ages. Admission is free.

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

Irish National War Memorial Gardens – Guided Tour

14:00, Wed 18 Jul

Irish National War Memorial Gardens, off South Circular Road, Dublin, Islandbridge, Dublin 8

A free guided tour will take place at the National War Memorial at Islandbridge every Wednesday at 14:00 from March until the end of October.

The tour will focus on World War I, in which nearly 50,000 Irish soldiers died. You will also hear about the main features of the gardens at this tour.

Meeting point is the car park at 14:00 (next to the Trinity College Boat Club). For further information and to check that it is taking place, contact 01-6770095 (Phoenix Park Visitor Centre).

opwdublincommemorative.ie/war-memorial/plan-a-visit/

Music Rhythm and Drumming Workshop for Kids

14:30, Wed 18 Jul

Rathmines Library, 157 Lower Rathmines Road, Dublin 6

Neil Dowling of Drum Nature hosts this interactive music workshop featuring different drums and percussion instruments from around the world. Children will play several different instruments as well as learning about rhythm composition and working as an ensemble. No previous music experience is necessary.

Admission is free, but booking is required. The upcoming workshops are

Tuesday 17 July at 11:00 in Coolock Library. Suitable for children age 5 to 7 years. Book via 01-8474481
Tuesday 17 July at 2.30pm in Raheny Library. Suitable for children age 8 to 11 years This is now booked out.
Wednesday 18 July at 2.30pm in Rathmines Library. Suitable for children age 8 to 11 years. Book via 01-4973539
Wednesday 1 August at 2.30pm in Ballyfermot Library.Suitable for children age 5 to 7 years. Book via 01-6269324

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

Spanish Language Film: Chico y Rita

17:30, Wed 18 Jul

Pearse Street Library, 138-144 Pearse Street, Dublin 2

The Spanish Language film “Chico y Rita” (Directed by Fernando Trueba, Javier Mariscal, Toño Errando (2010) 90 min) will be screened on Wednesday.

In the Cuba of the late 1940s, Chico and Rita live a passionate love story. Chico is a young pianist in love with jazz, and Rita dreams of being a great singer. Since they met at a dance in a club in Havana, fate unites and separates them, as the characters of a bolero.

The film will be screened in Spanis with English subtittles.

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

Dwarf Jar Wednesday Jazz

19:30 – 22:00, Wed 18 Jul

The Dwarf Jar Cafe, 1 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

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

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/satumusikk/

Jesters Open Mic Comedy Night

19:45 – 22:00, Wed 18 Jul

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

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

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

www.facebook.com/jesterscomedy/

Brand New Switcharoo – Roots Gig

20:00, Wed 18 Jul

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

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

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

Dublin Jam Session – Open Jam

20:00 – 23:00, Wed 18 Jul

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

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

It takes place every Wednesday and admission is free.

www.facebook.com/DublinJamSessions/

Anseo Comedy Club

20:30, Wed 18 Jul

Anseo, 18 Camden Street Lower, Dublin 2

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

Admission is free, donations are welcome.

www.facebook.com/StandUpComedyClub

The Zodiac Sessions – Open Mic/Gig

20:30, Wed 18 Jul

Bruxelles, Harry Street, Dublin 2

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

www.facebook.com/zodiacsessions

Forro Wednesday

21:00, Wed 18 Jul

Woolshed Bar & Grill, Parnell Street, Dublin 1

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

www.facebook.com/events/137957730197202/

Los Paradiso – Gig

21:00, Wed 18 Jul

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

Trad Session

21:30, Wed 18 Jul

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).

The Harleys – Gig

23:55, Wed 18 Jul

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

The Harleys are a popular coverband and they will be in the Mezz every Wednesday at midnight.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/mezzdublin

Thursday 19 Jul

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Dublin Quays Festival 2018

09:00, Thu 19 Jul

Dublin (various locations)

The Dublin Quays Festival from 19-23 July will take place in six venues along the Liffey. The venues are The Wiley Fox, The Grand Social, The Workman’s Club, Sin E, Liquor Rooms and the Sound House.

There is no real common thread or link-up between the venues. They all do their own thing, but the common aspect of this Dublin Quays Festival is that all gigs are free and who could complain about that.

Where possible, I will list the different events separately in this and the next Dublin Event Guide… at least for all the pubs that are on my radar.

Liberties Festival 2018

09:00, Thu 19 Jul

Liberties area, Dublin 8

The Liberties Festival 2018 will take place from 18-22 July. It is the 48th festival this year (!) and there will be five days of music, comedy, opera, yoga, stories, song, dance, coffee, conversation, football, cinema, poetry, art, walking tours, discovery, gardening, printing, family fun & more.

Nearly all events over the five days are free, but most require registration on the website here and it seems as if all events that need free tickets on the first three days of the festival are already booked out.

www.libertiesfestival2018.com/

Susie and the Story Shredder – Workshop

10:30, Thu 19 Jul

Walkinstown Library, Percy French Road, Walkinstown, Dublin 12

Susie and the Story Shredder …a work in progress is a show/workshop that will happen in a number of libraries in July. The event will be in Walkinstown Library at 10:30 and at 13:30.

Bombinate Theatre have created this performance and workshop. Admission is free but booking is required via 01-8421890

“All children’s stories are banned in the Kingdom of Levitas. King Levi says they make your brain go fuzzy and your hands turn green. Susie and Shredder works for the King, shredding stories from dusk ‘til dawn. But today, Susie will read a story for the very first time. Perhaps stories aren’t so scary after all…”

The workshops are designed for families and will involve the visual arts and activities to explore the themes identified in the play. Parents / Guardians are asked to remain with their children during the workshop.

Each session lasts 1hr 45 minutes – Performance (45 minutes) / short break (15 minutes) / Post Show Workshop (45 minutes). The performances and workshops are suitable for children aged 7 to 10 years.

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

Battle of the Books – Storytelling for kids

11:00, Thu 19 Jul

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

Every Thursday in July, a Battle of the Books storytelling session followed by fun activities and arts & crafts will take place. Families welcome, most suitable for children age 4+.

Admission is free. To book, ring 01-8734333

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

Culture Club at Richmond Barracks

11:00 – 13:00, Thu 19 Jul

Richmond Barracks, St. Michael’s Estate, Inchicore, Dublin 8

The next Culture Club event, organised by Dublin’s Culture Connects Project, will take place at Richmond Barracks. There will be a tour of the barracks, followed by tea&chats.

Culture Club events are free, but booking is required via cultureclub@dublinscultureconnects.ie

www.facebook.com/events/269558057129646/

Grangegorman Military Cemetery – Tour

11:00, Thu 19 Jul

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. Ring 01-6770095 for more information.

Grangegorman Military Cemetery is in Blackhorse Avenue just outside Phoenix Park. It is the largest military cemetery in Ireland. It was first opened in 1876 to serve as a graveyard for the soldiers of what was then Marlborough Barracks, now McKee Barracks, and their families. Specific zones were laid out for English, Canadian, New Zealand, and Australian service men. The cemetery’s pedestrian gate is open from 10:00-16:00 seven days a week.

phoenixpark.ie/tours/

Inspectorium: Catch me if you can – Drop-in

11:00 – 13:00, Thu 19 Jul

National Museum, Merrion Street (Natural History), Dublin 2

The “Inspectorium: Catch me if you can” is a Drop-in Activity for Families.

Some animals hide to conceal themselves from predators and others hide to sneak up on their prey. During this drop-in session at the Discovery Zone, find the animal that is hiding in its environment.

Admission is free.

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=3721

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Thu 19 Jul

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

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

Admission to the gallery and to most events is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on

Low priced books with free delivery!

13:00, Thu 19 Jul

Dublin (various locations)

Free Delivery on all Books at the Book Depository

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

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

www.bookdepository.com?a_aid=dubevg

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Wood Quay Summer Sessions – Outdoor Gigs

13:00 – 14:00, Thu 19 Jul

Amphitheatre, Dublin City Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8

The Wood Quay Summer Sessions is a lunchtime gig at the Amphitheatre at Wood Quay (between Dublin City Council offices and Christ Church Cathedral). The four events will cover trad/classical music, Jazz, contemporary “classical” music and funk/rock.

The upcoming concerts are:

On 19 July, the Contemporary Music Centre (CMC) will feature the Kirkos Ensemble with Sebastian Adams (viola), Jane Hackett (violin) & Siún Milne (violin), playing contemporary “classical” music.

On 26 July First Music Contact will present Super Silly and Pillow Queens, playing funk and rock.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1832850613685172/

Temple Bar Craft Market

14:00 – 20:00, Thu 19 Jul

Temple Bar, Dublin 2

The Temple Bar Craft Market during the week is back and it has moved to Thursdays in 2018. Organised by the Temple Bar Company the market will bring handcrafted jewellery, wood design, handmade soaps, original art, photography, fashion, specialised cards and stained-glass crafts.

The market starts at 14:00 and finishes at 20:00, but is still carrying the totally nonsensical and completely misleading name “Temple Bar NIGHT Market”. I will just ignore this unsuitable and incorrect name and will rename it to “Temple Bar Craft Market”. ;-)

templebarnightmarket.com/

Eventprofs Dublin Meetup

18:00 – 20:00, Thu 19 Jul

DogPatch Labs, CHQ Building, Custom House Quay, Dublin 1

At the next meetup of Dublin’s Event Professionals, the speakers will be Vicky Lee (Diversity, an important ingredient for your events) and Dylan Schiemann (Breaking all the rules and not losing your shirt: How he and his team organised and delivered TSConf in just 2 months from concept to delivery).

Admission is free but registration is required via the link below.

www.meetup.com/Eventprofs-Dublin/events/250771844/

Jazz Club at Sweetman’s – Gig

18:00 – 20:00, Thu 19 Jul

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

A weekly Jazz Club event with live band is taking place at J.W. Sweetman’s.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/jwsweetman/

Little Museum of Dublin – Free Admission Thursday

18:00 – 20:00, Thu 19 Jul

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

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

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

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

www.littlemuseum.ie/

New to Dublin? Dublin Expats Meeting

19:00, Thu 19 Jul

Living Room Pub, Cathal Brugha Street (off O’Connell Street), Dublin 1

An expatriate or expat is a person temporarily or permanently residing in a country other than that of their citizenship.

And this is a weekly meeting for all Expats in Dublin (new and old!). If you are new to the city, this is an excellent way to meet people.

Admission is free (no booking required!), but you are asked to give the same kind of welcoming to new members as is given to you.

www.eventbrite.com/e/dublin-expats-thursday-7pm-tickets-24745493437?ref=devg

Thursday Night Board Gaming

19:00, Thu 19 Jul

Ryan’s, 19 Store Street, Dublin 1

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

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/IGAGamesNights/

Liberties Festival: Street Traders vs Garda Football

19:30, Thu 19 Jul

Oliver Bond Football Pitch, Liberties, Dublin 8

The yearly “Street Traders vs Garda Football Match” will take place from 19:30 at the Oliver Bond Football Pitch

Come along and watch the Guards battle it out with the Street Traders of the Liberties. This is the 30th year of the competition between Kevin Street Garda Station and the Street Traders.

Admission is free.

www.libertiesfestival2018.com/thursday

Rhythm & Brew – Craft Beer Meetup

20:00, Thu 19 Jul

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

“Rhythm and Brews Craft Beer Club” is a monthly meet-up and beer review in Sin E. The next event is on Thursday and you will be able to try the beer of the month, talk about it with other beer enthusiasts and listen to live music.

The live band this month will be indie electro-pop trio “Tanjier”.

Admission is free. For more info contact: gerard AT mentorpitch.com The event will be part of the Dublin Quays Festival.

sin-e.ie/events/tanjier-dqf18/

Word Up Collective – Hip Hop, Spoken Word and more

20:00, Thu 19 Jul

Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

Word Up is a Hip Hop and Spoken Word event and the performers are Evans Junior, Sean X, Jake Hurley and Natalia O’Flaherty. Find out more about them on the website below.

This event is part of the Dublin Quays Festival.

Admission is free.

theworkmansclub.com/events/dqf-word-up-collective-present/

Hold Up – Gig

21:00, Thu 19 Jul

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

Hold Up will play Funk/Soul/Pop in the Harbour Bar in Bray.

Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/hold-up2

Singer Songwriter Night – Mother Reilly’s

21:00, Thu 19 Jul

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

Brady’s Fun Pub Quiz

21:30, Thu 19 Jul

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 19 Jul

The International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

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

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

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

www.international-bar.com/jazz/

McLoughlin’s Trad Night

21:30, Thu 19 Jul

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 19 Jul

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 19 Jul

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/

BIMM Dublin Midnight Hour – Gig

23:30, Thu 19 Jul

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

The BIMM Music College is organising the Midnight Hour on Thursdays in Whelan’s. The line-up has not yet been announced.

Admission is free.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/bimm-dublin-midnight-hour-25/

Friday 20 Jul

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Dublin Quays Festival 2018

09:00, Fri 20 Jul

Dublin (various locations)

The Dublin Quays Festival from 19-23 July will take place in six venues along the Liffey. The venues are The Wiley Fox, The Grand Social, The Workman’s Club, Sin E, Liquor Rooms and the Sound House.

There is no real common thread or link-up between the venues. They all do their own thing, but the common aspect of this Dublin Quays Festival is that all gigs are free and who could complain about that.

Where possible, I will list the different events separately in this and the next Dublin Event Guide… at least for all the pubs that are on my radar.

Liberties Festival 2018

09:00, Fri 20 Jul

Liberties area, Dublin 8

The Liberties Festival 2018 will take place from 18-22 July. It is the 48th festival this year (!) and there will be five days of music, comedy, opera, yoga, stories, song, dance, coffee, conversation, football, cinema, poetry, art, walking tours, discovery, gardening, printing, family fun & more.

Nearly all events over the five days are free, but most require registration on the website here and it seems as if all events that need free tickets on the first three days of the festival are already booked out.

www.libertiesfestival2018.com/

The Story of the Capital – Exhibition in Dublin City Hall

10:00 – 17:15, Fri 20 Jul

City Hall, Dame Street, Dublin 2

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

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

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

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

Future of Education and Employment – Youth Symposium

11:00, Fri 20 Jul

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

The “Youth Symposium Public Discussion: The Future of Education and Employment” will take place in the Science Gallery on Friday at 11:15.

The Youth Symposium, open to all members of the wider Youth Community. Representatives and young leaders from Science Gallery International, Science Gallery London, Science Gallery Venice and Science Gallery Dublin will transform the Science Gallery in Dublin into a hub of cross-cultural collaboration and engagement.

Admission is free, but booking is required via the link below. IF you can’t make it but are insterested, check the same website for links to a live stream.

www.eventbrite.ie/e/youth-symposium-public-discussion-the-future-of-education-and-employment-tickets-47952597510

Older Bowls – Liberties Festival

11:00, Fri 20 Jul

Liberties area, Dublin 8

The “Older Bowls” is a seniors bowling competition at the Donore Avenue Community Centre.

Admission is free.

www.libertiesfestival2018.com/friday

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Fri 20 Jul

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

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

Admission to the gallery and to most events is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on

Tour: The Bog Bodies

13:00 – 13:45, Fri 20 Jul

National Museum, Kildare Street (Archaeology), Dublin 2

The Tour “The Bog Bodies” on Friday is suitable from age 14.

Join this tour to examine Iron Age finds from Ireland’s wetlands including bog butter and learn about the discovery of the 2,000-year-old bog bodies which are of international scientific significance.

Admission is free. Places will be allocated on a first come first-served basis. Meet at the Reception.

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=3747

Under the Big Top at a Circus – Pop-up talk

13:15 – 13:45, Fri 20 Jul

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

The Pop-up talk “Under the Big Top at a Circus” will take place in the Hugh Lane Room (Room 31).

Join Fala Buggy for an informal pop-up talk about Mainie Jellett’s watercolour “Under the Big Top at a Circus”.

Part of our summer programme of events inspired by the exhibition Circus250: Art of the Show.

Meet in front of the artwork in the Hugh Lane Room (Room 31).

www.nationalgallery.ie/under-big-top-circus

Arbour Hill Cemetery Tour

14:00, Fri 20 Jul

Arbour Hill Cemetery, Arbour Hill, Dublin 7

The Cemetery at Arbour Hill is the last resting place of 14 of the leaders of the 1916 Rising. Among those buried there are Pádraig Pearse, James Connolly and Thomas Clarke. This tour every Friday introduce the Cemetery and will also explain the background and the event of the Easter Rising.

Admission is free and no booking necessary. The meeting point is inside the cemetery gates.

phoenixpark.ie/tours/

Fright Club – Storytelling for kids

14:30, Fri 20 Jul

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

Every Friday in July, Spooky Stories for children who love a scare will be told by Ruth, the Reader-in-Residence. It is a fun and (slightly) scary session. Suitable for children aged 7+

Admission is free. To book, ring 01-8734333

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

Life at the Edges LATE – Science Gallery Party

18:00 – 22:00, Fri 20 Jul

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

As part of the Festival of Curiosity a party will take place at the current LIFE AT THE EDGES exhibition on the Science Gallery. It will feature music, talks and live performances that take a deep dive into the exhibition and probe what taking it to the extremes could be like.

The RISO print studio from OR STUDIO will be present, HOMEBEAT DJs will provide the musical backdrop to the exhibition and podcast duo SEKSY BEASTS (intentional wrong spelling in this listing to avoid trouble with spam filters replace the ks with an x) will present their first live show exploring what life might really be like for an extraterrestrial on Titan. Dreamcycles and Cli Ø will play music as well.

Admission is free but booking is required via the link below. This event is only for ages 18+.

www.eventbrite.ie/e/life-at-the-edges-late-tickets-47268507378

Wings Food Fest – Bray

18:00, Fri 20 Jul

Seafront, Bray, Co. Wicklow

This Wings Food Fest in Bray is back from Fri-Sun 20-22 July. There will be chicken wings and live music and the event starts at 18:00 on Friday and 10:00 on Saturday and Sunday. 15 chicken wing outlets will sell their wings.

Wing Competitions and BBQ Demonstrations will also take place.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/239489469966024/

Cornucopia – Live Music

19:30 – 21:30, Fri 20 Jul

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

Irishmusicparty presents…

20:00, Fri 20 Jul

Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

Irishmusicparty presents a gig with the bands/performers Powpig, Grainne Hunt, Lavengro, Laura Mulcahy. Find more details on the website below.

Admission is free. The gig is part of the Dublin Quays Festival.

theworkmansclub.com/events/irishmusicparty-presents-dublin-quays-festival/

Summer Watch 2018 – Gigs

20:00, Fri 20 Jul

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Summer Watch is a 3-day music festival in Whelan’s with over 30 bands on Fri, Sat and Sun (20+21+22 July) in association with Hop House 13.

The first set of performers are announced, but a schedule is not available yet. Have a look at the website below a few days before the festival. Admission is free for all gigs on all three days.

The announced performers are:
L?wli, A Great Quiet, SHIVS, Susie blue, Cult Called Man, Pecking Party, Galants, Sub Motion, HAYPARK, CHERYM, Contemplenta, Buí, Painted Skies, Darce, Pale Rivers, Motions, KARMS, St. Bishop, Lowlight Gathering, Exiles, Laura Ryder, Overlockers. Runway Lights more will be announced soon.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/summer-watch-2018/

FXY / The Stasi / Elly D – Gig

20:30 – 23:30, Fri 20 Jul

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

The three bands “FXY”, “The Stasi” and “Elly D” will perform a gig in the Grand Social.

The event is part of the Dublin Quays Festival (DQF).

Admission is free.

www.thegrandsocial.ie/event/dqf-fxy-stasi/

Ben Prevo – Gig

21:00, Fri 20 Jul

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

Ben Prevo will play Blues at this gig in Bray.

Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/ben-prevo4

Claire Z – Gig

21:00, Fri 20 Jul

Liquor Rooms, 7 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

Claire Z is an Irish R&B/Soul Singer Songwriter and she will play a gig in the Liquir Rooms on Friday.

Admission is free. The event is part of the Dublin Quays Festival.

www.facebook.com/events/824454974410576/

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Fri 20 Jul

Stillorgan Orchard, The Hill, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin

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

www.stillorganorchard.com/specials/

The Unelectables – Gig

21:00, Fri 20 Jul

Leeson Lounge, 148 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4

The Unelectables are playing a gig in the Leeson Lounge. Unfortunately I can’t detect from the description what music style you should expect.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1104096849759890/

Why Axis / Emmet O’Brien – Gig

21:00, Fri 20 Jul

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

Experimental electronic music producer “Why Axis” will perform his music at this event. His guest will be author Emmet O’Brien.

Admission is free. The event will be part of the Dublin Quays Festival.

sin-e.ie/events/why-axis-emmet-o-brien-dqf18/

Attention Bebe – Gig

23:30, Fri 20 Jul

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

The great band “Attention Bebe”, who are always in super party mood, will be in the Grand Social for a gig.

Admission is free. The gig is part of the Dublin Quays Festival.

www.thegrandsocial.ie/event/dqf-attention-bebe/

Events Coming Up

Dublin Maker 2018

21 July (10:00-18:00)

Merrion Square, Dublin 2

Dublin Maker is a day-long festival for hackers, crafters, coders, DIYers and curious inventors. It is a community run, free event in Merrion Square on Saturday and it is suitable for the whole family. Makers are from all fields and all ages and backgrounds and Dublin Maker’s mission is to entertain, inform and connect the makers of Ireland, while inspiring the next generation of Ireland’s makers and inventors.

The contributors to this year’s event can be found on www.dublinmaker.ie/makers-2018/

www.facebook.com/events/1002027589956702/

Dublin Mountains Partnership – Guided Walks

07+08+13+15+21+22+28+29 July

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

The walks for July are on 07+08+13 (night walk)+15+21+22+28+29 July.

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

Not free, but interesting nevertheless:

Longitude: 13-15 July

The Festival of Curiosity: 19-22 July

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

Machine Pistols everywhere – But different consequences!

There were two machine pistol-related articles in TheJournal.ie last week and there are two completely different consequences coming from the discovery of these guns.

The first article on Wednesday explained that a “member of the public” FOUND a fully-loaded submachine gun belonging to no other than the Garda Siochana. The gun was in a bag in the boot of an armed Garda unit car and it fell out of the car for currently still unknown reasons. The gun was luckily brought to Store Street Garda station and was handed in.

As a consequence of the incident, “A senior Garda officer has been appointed to examine all the circumstances relating to an incident involving an armed unit in Dublin city centre today.”

The second article on Friday described that also on Wednesday a car was stopped in Drogheda and the driver of the car had a large amount of prescription tablets. She was arrested and during a follow-on search a machine pistol and a ammunition were found in a parked car in Drogheda.

The consequence in this case is that the woman will be in court tomorrow and will be charged in connection with the discovery of the machine pistol.

The two stories have nothing to do with each other. In one case it was seemingly a criminal and/or dissident republican that had the gun and ammunition in the car to be used for illegal activities. In the other case it was the law enforcement authorities that had the pistol, but lost it.

Interestingly, though, both sides have very similar weapons and I would always prefer that the law enforcers have better and a lot more weapons than the criminals. The other interesting aspect is that a large part of the Gardai (is it still the majority?) are not armed at all, while the criminals have machine pistols in their cars. Is that a good situation? Me thinks: NO!

And the final aspect: Imagine that Garda machine pistol had been picked up by the “wrong” person. I’d say the Gardai didn’t even realise that it fell out of their car until MUCH later … with no idea where exactly it fell out. :-O Clearly machine pistols are popular in Ireland and finding one on the streets of Dublin is like winning the lottery for the right criminal.

About the consequences: Clearly the Gardai were authorised to have the gun, but the loss of it will hopefully have some consequences for the careless Gardai. And the woman in Drogheda? I wouldn’t be surprised if she will be released again “and a file will be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecution”. If that happens you really have to wonder what a stupid legal system we have in Ireland.

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