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Event Guide for free Events in Greater Dublin

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

The Dublin Event Guide is a non commercial initiative and is published by Joerg Steegmueller, it has currently more than 23,000 readers and hundreds more join every month. You too can subscribe for free on the right here -->>

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

The newest Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) below was posted on 21. January 2017:


Dublin Event Guide 501: Glasnevin Family Market, Workman’s Table Tennis Tournament, Temple Bar Trad Fest, Banjo&Bovril Festival

DEG Dublin Event Guide (for free events)

No. 501 | 20 January 2017

Subscribers: 24,150

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Hi all!

The Big 500 Share started ok, but still needs a LOT of support. Check it out in the Dublin News and don’t forget that you get a free “Secret Dublin” Guide Book!!! ;-)

The 501st Dublin Event Guide is so late again because I fought against sleep (I work through the night when I compile it) and this time I lost. Darn!

So I am posting this Dublin Event Guide again in two stages: First online on the website and the smart phone app/web app and then I will ad more events and send the final edition by mail as soon as it is finished.

This is the FINAL version.

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And here is my weekly appeal: The Dublin Event Guide needs your continued help in two areas: Your donations help paying the bills for sending the Dublin Event Guide every week. Just 1 Euro per month (12 Euro per year) would be great, more would be even better. Unfortunately 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 190 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.

And here is the second area where you can help: Without you spreading the word we would have never reached 24,000 subscribers and 65,000 Facebook Likes. Send your friends to www.dublineventguide.com where they can subscribe as well.

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More than 24,000 people receive the Dublin Event Guide every week and we are more than 65,000 people at the Dublin Event Guide Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/DublinEventGuide Check it out and click on LIKE when you are there.

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

Without putting your hand in your pocket 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 190 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!

In this week’s Feel Good Slot I will give you a great quote from Paramhansa Yogananda (Author of “Autobiography of a Yogi”). He said:

“If you want to be sad, no one in the world can make you happy. But if you make up your mind to be happy, no one and nothing on earth can take that happiness from you.”

This really says, YOU own your feelings and YOU can change them if you want. Sure there are definitely external factors to life. Not everything will be happy and great. But it is your decision how you react to the challenges that life puts your way. You can decide if you want to be happy DESPITE these challenges.

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Last week we started The Big 500 Share and all donors will be mentioned next week here. Thanks a lot for all your help and please keep helping. Find out more in the Dublin News.

I really appreciate your help and donations will ensure that the Dublin Event Guide will continue arriving in your Inbox every week and every donation will benefit EVERY Dublin Event Guide reader!

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

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

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Joergs Picks

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

This week a few festivals start again, there will be the Banjo & Bovril Traf & Folk Festival in Bray and closer to home the Temple Bar Traf Festival, both with lots of free events. If you like Table Tennis, check out the tournament in the Workman’s Club.

And the Design & Violence exhibition in the Science Gallery is closing this week, so this is your last chance!

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More competitions to come soon! Watch this space!!

If you want to promote an event or a product in this section of the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events), contact me via dublineventguide@gmail.com

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If you want to reach more than 24,000 people with a product promotion or an event promotion for a non-free event, contact me on dublineventguide@gmail.com and we can discuss the options. You provide the prize for the competition and the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) runs the competition for you. It couldn’t be simpler.

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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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The Big 500 Share!!

With last week’s 500th edition of the Dublin Event Guide, we launched “The Big 500 Share”. It is a fundraising campaign for the Dublin Event Guide /70%) and for two charities (30%) and everyone who donates will also get a gift (My new “Secret Dublin” Guide Book which will be completed end of February or early March and will contain information about TEN near-secret destinations in Dublin.

You can now donate via www.paypal.me/DublinEventGuide but keep reading for more details if you have time.

The amount needed for the Dublin Event Guide in 2014 is EUR 3400 (EUR 2400 to send the weekly e-mail magazine and at least EUR 1000 to fix parts of the smartphone app and to improve the website.) So the closer we come to this, the better, but until today, we only manaeged to raise EUR 630. About 200 Euro of that will go to the charities and the rest will just cover the Dublin Event Guide cost for 2 months. So your help is needed!!!

You can donate now via this link: www.paypal.me/DublinEventGuide and if PayPal doesn’t work for you send me a mail (dublineventguide@gmail.com with subject “The Big 500 Share”) and I will suggest alternatives. Thanks for your support!!!!

The two charities that you have chosen in a public vote are the Alzheimer’s Association and the Homeless charity “Peter McVerry Trust”.

College Green Consultation

Dublin City is looking for your input on how College Green should be developed as a Civic Plaza. The consultation was launched on 12 January and you only have until 26 January to make suggestions. Go to the website below and you will be asked a number of questions and can express what you would like to see at College Green:

consultation.dublincity.ie/projects/backup-copy-of-imagine-college-green-online-public/

Unless you submit your opinions, you will NOT have any other chance to influence the development of this important space!

By buying through the ads in this Dublin Event Guide, you help the Dublin Event Guide! Every click counts! Thanks!

Cinema Test Screening

If you enjoyed films like “The Full Monty”, “East is East” and “The Guard” then you are invited to a test film screening on behalf of the Irish Film Board.

The film is a new culture-clash comedy drama feature film starring Nikesh Patel, Colm Meaney, Art Malik and Sarah Bolger and you will be asked to your your feedback and will have to fill out a short anonymous questionnaire after the screening.

Admission is free, but tickets are required via dublinscreenings@gmail.com

The film screening is on Tuesday 24 January at 18:20 sharp in Cineworld, Parnell Street, Dublin 1.

This is a private screening as the film is not yet certified and you will not be allowed to share details about the screening content on social media or discuss them after the screening. This is not a media screening and no members of the media or press should attend. This is an incomplete product and not ready for review.

Opportunities

The former “Opportunities” section is now Eventbrite’s section to give recommendations, tips & tricks on how to organise and run good events. Eventbrite is the main sponsor of the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) and their support is very much appreciated! All information in this section is supplied by Eventbrite.

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If you are regularly or occasionally organising events, keep an eye on the Eventbrite blog. It covers a wide variety of event-related and event-relevant topics that can help you hugely! Read more here.

And if you are looking for free or non-free events, you can find them at www.eventbrite.ie

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.

Hennessy Portrait Prize 2016 – Exhibition

26 November – 26 March

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

Nearly 400 artists took part in the Hennessy Portrait Prize and the 14 finalists will be shown in the National Gallery. Portraits can be paintings or photographs and you will see one among the 14 that will absolutely amaze you (Catherine Creaney’s Oil on Canvas) and one that will shock you (You will find that yourself!).

Admission is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/en/Exhibitions/Upcoming/Hennessy.aspx
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The Wild – Collaborative Group Show

11 Nov – 28 Jan (Mon-Sat 11:00-20:00)

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

“The Wild is a celebration of the networks and communities, friends and co-conspirators, memories and visions of Project Arts Centre by the creatives and artists at the heart of the organisation. It is a collaborative group show that will change, evolve and develop over time, as practices and art forms collide, collaborate, push and pull together and apart. Experiences and artworks will accumulate, and the show will shape-shift, grow and shrink at will.”

www.projectartscentre.ie/event/wild/

Saturday 21 Jan

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Car Boot Sales – Tallaght

08:00 – 12:00, Sat 21 Jan

Tallaght Stadium, Whitestown Way, Tallaght, Co. Dublin

A weekly car boot sale, one of less than a handful that is still reliably taking place, has up to 200 cars/sellers. The stadium is just a few minutes walk from the Red LUAS line stop and numerous bus stops. For traders the Car Boot Sale opens at 06:30 for buyers from 08:00. If you are interested in selling, check the details and register on their website.

www.irishcarboot.ie/

Honest2Goodness Food Market

09:30 – 16:00, Sat 21 Jan

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 21 Jan

Malahide Park, Dublin Road, Malahide, Co. Dublin

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

A whole range of Parkruns take place every week (and if you know some more, please tell me):
+ Malahide Park, Dublin Road, Malahide, Co. Dublin
+ Cabinteely Park, Old Bray Road, Cabinteely, Dublin 18
+ Shanganagh Park, Shankill, Co. Dublin
+ Marlay Park, Grange Road, Rathfarnham, Dublin, Co. Dublin
+ St. Anne’s Park, Raheny, Dublin 5
+ Father Collins Park, Donaghmeade/Clongriffin, Dublin 13
+ Tymon Park, Tallaght, Dublin 24

www.parkrun.ie/

SuperNatural Food Market

09:30 – 15:30, Sat 21 Jan

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

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

www.supernatural.ie

The Green Door Market

09:30 – 16:00, Sat 21 Jan

18 Newmarket, Dublin 8

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

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

www.facebook.com/thegreendoordublin

Belgard Weekend Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 21 Jan

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 21 Jan

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 21 Jan

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

Temple Bar Markets

10:00 – 16:30, Sat 21 Jan

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

Blackrock Market

11:00 – 17:30, Sat 21 Jan

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/

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Sat 21 Jan

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

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

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Design and Violence – Science Gallery Exhibition

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 21 Jan

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

This is the last chance to see this exhibition, which will close on Sunday:

The exhibition “Design and Violence” (14 Oct – 22 Jan) in the Science Gallery is an exhibition of objects and systems at the intersection of design and violence. Violence in this context has different faces. It is deliberate harm caused to a person or thing, but also an unintended consequence in other scenarios. Design is the intended creation of things, but also the unintended consequence.

It is a very very interesting exhibition! A good bit darker than other Science Gallery exhibitions because every exhibit has some form of threat inherent in it, but definitely an exhibition I recommend. Some exhibits are self-explanatory, but all come with descriptive and explanatory labels. In addition there are the amazing mediators, who explain and help through the exhibition. I was so lucky to get a guided tour of the whole exhibition by lead mediator Ryan and he is absolutely outstanding. Hugely knowledgeable, interested and interesting and extremely friendly and helpful. Don’t hesitate to ask the mediators they are there to help!

Like all Science Gallery exhibitions, “Design and Violence” is suitable for all ages with a particular focus on the age group of 15-25, but due to the topic, I would say that younger children need parental guidance and you could decide to go into less detail about some objects.

From a chair that has to be created by the buyer through bashing a steel cube into shape with a sledgehammer, via all sort of violence that was shown in children’s cartoons “Looney Toons” or pressure sensitive clothing for wheel-chair users to show injury and trauma to an AK-47 rifle and instructions how to torture, the ground floor area sets the scene for a varied way of looking at violence and design. But it gets even more interesting upstairs: A printed gun, a drone survival guide, hacked protest objects, an interesting race and skin colour photo archive, Desert War simulation, a virtual reality installation about the threats refugees need to navigate through and a landmine display….are just some of the exhibits

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/designandviolence/exhibits/

Ha’penny Flea Market

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 21 Jan

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/

Qigong – Drop-in class – Chester Beatty Library

12:00, Sat 21 Jan

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

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

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

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

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

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Sat 21 Jan

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/

Irish Network for Gothic Studies – Symposium

13:00 – 18:30, Sat 21 Jan

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

The Irish Network of Gothic Studies is inviting to an afternoon of talks about Oscar Wilde & Victorian Ghosts, Irish Gothic and Horror Research and Gothic Cultural History.

Admission seems to be free, but registration was required via irishnetworkgothicstudies@gmail.com

Since it is too late for registering by e-mail, you mgith want to try if they let you in unregistered!? Be nice if they say NO!

irishnetworkforgothicstudies.wordpress.com/

Ships Passing in the Night – Video Artwork Screening

13:00 – 13:45, Sat 21 Jan

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

You are invited to attend the Premiere screening of the video artwork Ships Passing in the Night by artist James Ó hAodha and children from the Dublin Sikh community and the Sandymount Dodder Sea Scouts.

Find out more about this project on the website below.

Admission is free.

www.hughlane.ie/lectures/lectures-past/1662-film-screeningships-passing-in-the-night

The Bernard Shaw Flea Market

13:00 – 18:00, Sat 21 Jan

The Bernard Shaw, 12 Richmond Street South, Dublin 8

The Bernard Shaw Flea Market is a weekly market (every Saturday) with approx 16 stalls, music, pizzas from the Big Blue Bus and the Bernard Shaw Garden Bar. Expect vintage clothes, shoes, jewellery, art, records, bric-a-brac and more and DJs will provide the entertainment.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/bernardshawfleamarket/

“My Favourites” – Dublin City Walking Tour

14:00 – 16:00, Sat 21 Jan

Spire, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

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

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

www.dublincitywalkingtours.com/

Eason Story Time for children

14:00, Sat 21 Jan

Eason, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

Every Saturday a kid’s book will be read in 27 Eason’s stores all over Ireland. In O’Connell Street the reading takes place at 14:00. In the other Eason Stores, the times vary between 11:00 and 15:00 (see website below). Suitable for age 0-6 with their parents.

Admission is free.

www.easonedition.com/event/eason-story-time/?instance_id=8176

Intercultural Tour in Irish – Chester Beatty Library

14:00, Sat 21 Jan

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

An Intercultural Tour in Irish with Community Ambassador Jack FitzGerald will take place.

Meeting point is in the atrium of the Library.

Admission is free.

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

Appropriate Contact – Project Arts Centre Performance

16:00, Sat 21 Jan

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

Readings, actions and non-acting performed by Oisín Byrne, Vaari Claffey and Sarah Pierce touching on the past, present and future of Project Arts Centre.

Appropriate Contact is happening in context with The Wild, an exhibition celebrating the networks and communities, friends and co-conspirators, memories and visions of the Project Arts Centre.

This is a free event, booking is not required and places will be issued on a first come first served basis.

Camembert Quartet – Gig

21:00, Sat 21 Jan

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

The Camembert Quartet will be in the Bowery for a gig. Start time will be somewhere between 21:00 and 22:30.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1232827270145381/

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Sat 21 Jan

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 Mass Band – Gig

21:00, Sat 21 Jan

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

The Mass Band will be playing Disco, Fun & Charts Covers.

Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/the-mass-band

Sonnets & Sisters / Colm Gavin – Gig

22:30, Sat 21 Jan

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Sonnets & Sisters (with support from Colm Gavin) will perform in Whelan’s Midnight Hour.

Admission is free before 22:30 or if you sign up for the guest list via the website below.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/midnight-hour-w-sonnets-sisters-colm-gavin/

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Car Boot Sales – Ballymun

08:00 – 13:00, Sun 22 Jan

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

Belgard Weekend Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 22 Jan

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 22 Jan

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 – 16:30, Sun 22 Jan

Magazine Fort, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

The Magazine Fort in Phoenix Park is unusually neglected and at the same time unusually 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 28 years (!!) and there were numerous speculations about the reasons for that.

Finally, this year, guided tours were provided and were meant to run for three months until end of October 2016. But the interest was so great that the OPW decided to continue the tours even through the winter months, They will take place every Sunday at 10:00, 12:00, 14:00 and only 20 places are available on each tour.

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.

www.phoenixpark.ie/visitorinformation/magazinefort/#d.en.36668

Marlay Park Market

10:00 – 16:00, Sun 22 Jan

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 22 Jan

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/

Drumcondra Village Market

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 22 Jan

Arts and Business Campus, 40 Drumcondra Road Lower

The Drumcondra Village Market is an arts and crafts fair in the centre of Drumcondra. There will be Food Stalls, Flea Market, Vintage Clothing, Arts&Crafts and a Pop-Up Record Store.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/DrumcondraVillageMarket

Dun Laoghaire Market

11:00 – 16:00, Sun 22 Jan

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

Glasnevin Family Market

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 22 Jan

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

A new market with Upcycling, Vintage, Collectibles, Gourmet Foods, Irish Design Collectives, Bakers, Makers, Growers and Doers in the building of the Honest2Goodness Market, will start on Sunday.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1788627061387461/

Jazz + Bluegrass for Brunch on Sundays

11:00 – 16:30, Sun 22 Jan

Kilkenny Shop, Nassau Street, Dublin 2

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

Admission is free.

www.kilkennyshop.com/restaurant-jazzsundays

Palestrina Choir

11:00, Sun 22 Jan

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

Tree Planting in Wicklow

11:00 – 13:15, Sun 22 Jan

Laragh, Co. Wicklow

The Native Woodland Trust is inviting volunteers to help with a tree planting on Sunday. Here are all the details as described by them:

Our young Laragh woodland is located in an area with beautiful views. We are working on creating a native woodland and we are making good progress. For our first planting day of the year we would love to see as many volunteers as possible to get hundreds of trees planted. There is a short, steep slope to get to the site and so this is not suitable for everyone. Please note that this event is on a Sunday.

Meeting Point: Trooperstown Forest car park, on the r755 between Annamoe and Laragh, Wicklow
Map: www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=zZVQqySnJ8Ws.kyEkXBcLB_J8

WHAT TO BRING:

We provide the tools and gloves (if you have your own gloves bring them along!). We’ll have oak saplings to plant on the day. You need to have strong footwear and outdoor, weather-appropriate clothing… It’s the Wicklow mountains- beautiful views but this means an exposed site. You should keep nice and warm with the tree planting anyway :) We have a number of flasks of tea and biscuits after the end but feel free to bring along a snack/hot drink yourselves. Any questions contact our Reserves Officer Rebecca (details below).

Location: NWT Laragh reserve, Wicklow
Contact: rebecca.doyle@nativewoodlandtrust.ie/ 087 961 9083

www.facebook.com/events/1128842723902475/

Family Drop-in Creative Corner

11:30 – 13:30, Sun 22 Jan

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

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

Inspired by the collection and the exhibitions in the National Gallery, these workshops are suitable for all ages from approx. 18 months to age 8. You can choose to stay for as long or as short a time as works for you.

The space will be divided by age and ability, and each child will be encouraged by Artist and NGI Education Assistant Caomhán Mac Con Iomaire and the week’s guest artist to create their own work on the week’s theme.

Admission is free and no booking required. Numbers are limited to 40 people at any one time but you can drop in and out whenever it suits you and as long as there is still space. Children have to be supervised at all times. The event takes place in the Atrium.

This week’s theme is: As Still as a Statue

www.nationalgallery.ie/en/whatson/Families/Creative_Sundays/Creative_Corner_Jan22.aspx

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Sun 22 Jan

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

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

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Blackrock Market

12:00 – 17:30, Sun 22 Jan

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/

Design and Violence – Science Gallery Exhibition

12:00 – 18:00, Sun 22 Jan

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

This is the last chance to see this exhibition, which will close on Sunday:

The exhibition “Design and Violence” (14 Oct – 22 Jan) in the Science Gallery is an exhibition of objects and systems at the intersection of design and violence. Violence in this context has different faces. It is deliberate harm caused to a person or thing, but also an unintended consequence in other scenarios. Design is the intended creation of things, but also the unintended consequence.

It is a very very interesting exhibition! A good bit darker than other Science Gallery exhibitions because every exhibit has some form of threat inherent in it, but definitely an exhibition I recommend. Some exhibits are self-explanatory, but all come with descriptive and explanatory labels. In addition there are the amazing mediators, who explain and help through the exhibition. I was so lucky to get a guided tour of the whole exhibition by lead mediator Ryan and he is absolutely outstanding. Hugely knowledgeable, interested and interesting and extremely friendly and helpful. Don’t hesitate to ask the mediators they are there to help!

Like all Science Gallery exhibitions, “Design and Violence” is suitable for all ages with a particular focus on the age group of 15-25, but due to the topic, I would say that younger children need parental guidance and you could decide to go into less detail about some objects.

From a chair that has to be created by the buyer through bashing a steel cube into shape with a sledgehammer, via all sort of violence that was shown in children’s cartoons “Looney Toons” or pressure sensitive clothing for wheel-chair users to show injury and trauma to an AK-47 rifle and instructions how to torture, the ground floor area sets the scene for a varied way of looking at violence and design. But it gets even more interesting upstairs: A printed gun, a drone survival guide, hacked protest objects, an interesting race and skin colour photo archive, Desert War simulation, a virtual reality installation about the threats refugees need to navigate through and a landmine display….are just some of the exhibits

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/designandviolence/exhibits/

Guided Walks – Botanic Gardens

12:00 – 15:30, Sun 22 Jan

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

Sunday at Noon – Classical Concerts

12:00 – 13:00, Sun 22 Jan

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

The Sundays at Noon Concert Series continues in the Sculpture Gallery at the Hugh Lane Gallery. This series of free (mainly classical) concerts continues to present the best of Irish and International music and musicians. Concerts run from September to June.

The next concert will feature Temenos with Laoise O’Brien (recorders) and Paul Roe (clarinets). They will play a diverse selection of music spanning the centuries from the distant past to the emerging present.

www.hughlane.ie/past-sunday-concerts/1659-sundaysnoon-temenos2017

Dublin Sketchers – Sunday Meet-up

14:00, Sun 22 Jan

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/

Hong Ling – Film Screening

14:00, Sun 22 Jan

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

The documentary “Hong Ling: Conceptual Landscape” will be screened and it examines the art and life of Chinese artist Hong Ling (b. 1955). Featuring interviews with the artist in his Huangshan studio and in the landscape that is his inspiration, the film offers a unique insight into Hong Ling’s practice to complement our winter retrospective exhibition of his work. Mandarin and English, with English subtitles (46 min).

Admission is free.

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

Hugh Lane Gallery – Guided Tour

14:00, Sun 22 Jan

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

Stella Bass Jazz Trio

14:00 – 16:00, Sun 22 Jan

Café en Seine, Dawson Street, Dublin 2

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

www.stellabass.com

Sunday Jazz Brunch

14:00 – 16:30, Sun 22 Jan

Bagots Hutton Bar & Restaurant, 6 Upper Ormond Quay, Dublin 7

The Bagots Hutton Jazz Brunch takes place on Sundays from 12:00 with Jazz music from 14:30. The Noel Dumont Trio will perform a mix of jazz, soul and lounge music.

Admission is free.

www.bagotshutton.com/

Thor’s Hammer – Drop-in Activity

14:30 – 16:00, Sun 22 Jan

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

The Vikings wore pendants and amulets based on the Norse gods in the hope that they would bring them good luck. Learn more about the beliefs of the Vikings and make your very own Thor’s Hammer pendant to take home during this drop-in activity. Suitable for families with children aged 7+.

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=3200

Chester Beatty Library – Guided Tour

15:00, Sun 22 Jan

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

Every Sunday two free guided tours will take place in the Chester Betty Library. The first one is at 15:00 and the second one at 16:00.

In addition there is another free tour every Wednesday at 13:00.

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

Hands on History – National Museum

15:00 – 16:00, Sun 22 Jan

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

The Hands on History Drop-in event is a chance to explore some of the artefacts from the Museum’s collection of objects for handling with Museum educators. Suitable for all ages.

Admission is free.

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=3166

Lavery’s ‘Kathleen Ni Houlihan’ – Pop-up Talk

15:00 – 15:30, Sun 22 Jan

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

A short pop-up talk by Michelle MacDonagh will be about and take plave in fron of Sir John Lavery’s painting ‘Kathleen Ní Houlihan’.

Admission is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/en/whatson/Talks/Pop-up_Talks2017/Jan_22.aspx

Museum Tour – National Print Museum

15:00 – 16:30, Sun 22 Jan

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

Bal Folk – European Folk Dance Session

17:00 – 20:00, Sun 22 Jan

The Cobblestone, 77 North King Street, Smithfield, Dublin 7

Travel around European traditional dancing culture without a ticket at the weekly Bal Folk Dance Sessions.

And if you don’t know how to dance, don’t worry! Workshops are provided and admission is free.

The event takes place every Sunday in the Cobblestone Pub.

www.facebook.com/events/1808274612753436/

Blues Got Soul – Gig

17:00 – 20:15, Sun 22 Jan

The International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

Blues Got Soul, a four-piece blues band from Dublin is performing the music of the founding fathers of blues and blues masters in the International Bar every Sunday. Admission is free, but donations are welcome.

Wiley Fox Trad Session

18:00 – 20:00, Sun 22 Jan

Wiley Fox, 28 Eden Quay, Dublin 1

Every Sunday evening from 18:00-20:00, the Wiley Fox is hosting a trad session, where some of Ireland’s finest traditional musicians will play for you.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/thewileyfox

Dixieland Jazzmen – Gig

18:30 – 20:30, Sun 22 Jan

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 22 Jan

Arthur’s Pub, 28 Thomas Street, Dublin 8

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

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

www.facebook.com/ArthursPub

Gardiner Street Gospel Choir Mass

19:30 – 20:30, Sun 22 Jan

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

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

The Gardiner Street Gospel Choir, one of the best known gospel choirs in Ireland will give you a chance to experience a mass with a difference. It is uplifting and inspiring and everybody is welcome independent from your level of religiousness or your relationship with the Catholic Church in other contexts.

Disclaimer: I am involved with the Gardiner Street Gospel Choir, so the description above MIGHT not be totally unbiased. But just take it from me, they are brilliant! ;-)

www.gardinerstreetgospelchoir.com

Apollo Sessions

20:30, Sun 22 Jan

Bleeding Horse, 24 Upper Camden St., Dublin 2

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

www.facebook.com/apollosessions

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 00:00, Sun 22 Jan

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

Jamie Duff – Solo Gig

21:00, Sun 22 Jan

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

Jamie Duff will play a Solo gig in the Harbour Bar.

Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/jamie-duff-solo

Rhythm Rocker

21:00, Sun 22 Jan

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

“Rhythm Rocker at The Globe” is a weekly event on Sunday night in The Globe with live music (Rockabilly) and DJs. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/rhythmrocker

The Jive Cats – Gig

22:00, Sun 22 Jan

Mercantile, 28 Dame Street, Dublin 2

The Rock ‘n’ Rock and Swing Band “The Jive Cats” will perform in the Mercantile every Sunday from 22:00.

Admission is free.

dublinsessions.ie/the-mercantile-hotel/

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Musical Movement for Toddlers

10:15, Mon 23 Jan

Blackrock Library, Main Street, Blackrock, Co. Dublin

Enjoy music, song, rhyme and movement with your toddler at this Musical Movements event with Carla Fazio.

It will take place on 09, 16, 23, 30 January, 06, 13 February and 06, 13, 20, 27 March in Blackrock Library.

The time is 10:15-11:00 for Ages 2-3 and 11:15-11:45 for Ages 18 months – 2 years.

Admission is free and no booking required, but there are only 15 places and they will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

events.dlrcoco.ie/event/musical-movements-carla-fazio-0

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Mon 23 Jan

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

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

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Mon 23 Jan

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

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

www.ifi.ie/

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13:00, Mon 23 Jan

Dublin (various locations)

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Economic Theory and Political Economy in Cervantes’s Don Quixote – Seminar

17:00, Mon 23 Jan

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

“Quixotic Economics: Early Modern Economic Theory and Political Economy in Cervantes’s Don Quixote” with Brian Brewer (TCD) is the next lecture in the Trinity Centre for Early Modern History Seminar Series.

Admission is free.

www.tcd.ie/trinitylongroomhub/events/details/2017/centreforearlymodernhistory2016_17.php

3D printing – Let’s get technical – Workshop

18:00 – 20:00, Mon 23 Jan

dlr LexIcon – Library and Cultural Centre, Haigh Terrace, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

This is a 3D printing workshop in the LexIcon Library that builds on the basic workshop and introduces more technical tools for 3D modelling.

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

www.eventbrite.ie/e/3d-printing-lets-get-technical-tickets-30354869231?ref=devg

Italian Film Screening: Scialla

18:30, Mon 23 Jan

Italian Institute of Culture, 11 Fitzwilliam Square East, Dublin 2

The Italian Film “Scialla! / Easy!” will be screened in Italian with English subtitles. The film is about a retired secondary school teacher and ghostwriter, who gives private lessons to a student who, he discovers, is actually his son.

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

www.iicdublino.esteri.it/iic_dublino/en/gli_eventi/calendario/2017/01/lunedi-al-cinema-scialla.html

Izumi Kimura & Gerry Hemingway: Thought Bubbles – Concert

19:00, Mon 23 Jan

Royal Irish Academy of Music, 38 Westland Row, Dublin 2

Izumi Kimura, the Japanese born, Irish resident pianist, embarks on an exciting duo series in Spring 2017 with two of the most respected improvising musicians in contemporary jazz – Gerry Hemingway (Drums – in January) and Barry Guy (in March).

Admission is free and more details can be found on the website below.

www.improvisedmusic.ie/events/details/izumi-kimura-gerry-hemingway

Drunkard’s Hiccups – Old Time String Band Music

20:00, Mon 23 Jan

Thomas House, 88 Thomas Street, Dublin 8

This is a weekly gig with authentic old-time fiddle tunes and Appalachian music.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/drunkardshiccups/

Song Cycle

20:00, Mon 23 Jan

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

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

www.whelanslive.com

The Circle Sessions – Open Mic

20:00 – 23:30, Mon 23 Jan

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/

The Comedy Shed

20:30, Mon 23 Jan

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 23 Jan

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

Jazz Jam Session – Grand Social

21:00, Mon 23 Jan

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

Trad Sessions

21:00 – 23:30, Mon 23 Jan

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

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

dublinsessions.ie/mother-reillys/

Donal Kirk & Anto Drennan – Gig

21:30, Mon 23 Jan

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

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

Admission is free.

www.jjsmyths.com/gigs/mondays/1161-donal-kirk-and-anto-drennan-60.html

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Competing on a World Stage – Talk

07:00 – 08:45, Tue 24 Jan

Morgan McKinley, 1 Burlington Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

The third Morgan McKinley Performance Series Talk is entitled “Competing on a World Stage”.

At this breakfast briefing you will hear about competing on an international basis in both sports and business and speakers will be former Irish international rugby player Gordon D’Arcy & David Phelan who has competed for Ireland in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

The event will start at 07:15 in the Morgan McKinley offices in Connaught House, Burlington Road.

Admission is free and light refreshments will be served. Registration is required via the Eventbrite site below.

www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/competing-on-a-world-stage-morgan-mckinley-dublin-tickets-30954640162?ref=devg

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Tue 24 Jan

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

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

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Turner and Poetry – Pop-up Talk

13:15 – 13:45, Tue 24 Jan

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

Kerrie O’Brien will focus in this pop-up talk on Turner and his relationship with poetry.

Admission is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/en/whatson/Talks/Pop-up_Talks2017/Jan_24.aspx

Tea & Teach Digital Academy

13:30, Tue 24 Jan

Blackrock Library, Main Street, Blackrock, Co. Dublin

A “Tea & Teach Digital Academy” event (sponsored by Bank of Ireland) is taking place in Blackrock Library to teach people wit limited IT skills some basics.

The session from 13:30-15:00 will deal with Google, e-mail, smartphone use, social media and online banking and the session from 16:00-17:30 will cover Linkedin, CV preparation and itnerview tips.

Admission is free, but booking is required via blackrocklib@dlrcoco.ie or 01 288 8117

events.dlrcoco.ie/event/tea-and-teach-digital-academy-bank-ireland

“My Favourites” – Dublin City Walking Tour

14:00 – 16:00, Tue 24 Jan

Spire, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

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

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

www.dublincitywalkingtours.com/

Storytime (Age 3-7)

15:00 – 15:30, Tue 24 Jan

dlr LexIcon – Library and Cultural Centre, Haigh Terrace, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

“Storytime sessions with Fionnuala Griffin” for 3-7 year olds will take place every Tuesday from 17 Jan until end of March.

Fionnuala Griffin has over fifteen years experience working as a children’s entertainer and has a background in arts and drama.

Admission is free and no booking necessary.

events.dlrcoco.ie/event/storytime-fionnuala-griffin-0

Criminal and Deviant Irish Women in North America (1838-1918)

18:00, Tue 24 Jan

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

‘Tracking “Bad Bridget”: Criminal and Deviant Irish Women in North America (1838-1918) with Dr Elaine Farrell (Lecturer in Irish Economic and Social History at Queen’s University Belfast. Her research focuses on women and crime in the nineteenth and early twentieth century.) is a lecture by the yearly Society for the Study of Nineteenth-Century Ireland.

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

Tuesday Night Table Tennis

18:00 – 00:00, Tue 24 Jan

Buskers on the Ball, Fleet Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

This is a weekly event in Buskers on the Ball. They have 5 table tennis table and are now running a social league on Tuesdays. Free play at the tables and drinks specials are available.

www.facebook.com/BuskersOnTheBall/

Yeats and Leopardi – Talk

18:30, Tue 24 Jan

Italian Institute of Culture, 11 Fitzwilliam Square East, Dublin 2

Cesare Catà will explore similarities and differences in the works and philosophies of W.B. Yeats and Giacomo Leopardi.

For W.B. Yeats love is a mystical elevation. For Leopardi nature is stronger than love. For Yeats “fantasy” is an intellectual power, whereas, for Leopardi, fantasy is “the supreme illusion” and essential to human existence.

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

www.iicdublino.esteri.it/iic_dublino/en/gli_eventi/calendario/2017/01/yeats-and-leopardi-a-confrontation.html

Battle of the Paddles – Table Tennis Tournament

19:00, Tue 24 Jan

Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

The Table Tennis Tournament “Battle of the Paddles” is back in the Workman’s Club. From Tuesday 24 Jan until the finals on Thursday 26 Jan, it will be a three day competition. There will be qualifiers on Tuesday and Wednesday and if you made it through on either of the days (you can try on Tues AND on Wed), then you have a chance on Thursday to play for the big honour and glory.

Admission is free. Pre-registration is is strongly suggested, last time the tournament was booked out. Find all details on the website below.

theworkmansclub.com/events/battle-of-the-paddles-jan-2017/

The Dublin Language Exchange – Meetup

19:00, Tue 24 Jan

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/

Alpha Course – Christian Faith Training

19:30, Tue 24 Jan

Church of the Guardian Angels, Newtownpark Avenue, Blackrock, Co. DUblin

The Alpha course is an evangelistic course which will introduce you to the basics of the Christian faith through a series of talks and discussions and a new 10 week course starts on Tuesday in Blackrock.The organisers tell me that the focus is on asking questions about life in an informal environment and that the course is open to anyone with or without faith.

If you are interested, check the details on the website below. Admission is free.

www.newtownparkalpha.com

Dublin Community Environmental Network – First Meeting

19:30, Tue 24 Jan

Aras an Phiarsigh, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 2

The Dublin Community Environmental Network is a new environmental group at local authority level in the Dublin City area and it will have its first meeting on Tuesday.

The group is being put together by a number of environmentalists who want to bring people together around the common cause of promoting sustainable development in the city.

If you would like to be part of that new group, come to Aras an Phiarsigh (Room 0.09) in TCD.

More details are on the website below.

greennews.ie/a-new-environmental-group-is-forming-in-dublin/

Dublin Bluegrass Collective – Gig

20:00, Tue 24 Jan

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

Roots ‘n’ Blues – Gig

20:00 – 23:00, Tue 24 Jan

Arthur’s Pub, 28 Thomas Street, Dublin 8

This is a weelly acoustic roots and blues session every Tuesday in Arthur’s Pub.

With Anthony Mannion(Guitar/vocals) and Luke Mercer(Guitar/vocals). Admision is free.

www.facebook.com/ArthursPub

Ukulele Tuesday – Jam&Gig

20:00 – 22:00, Tue 24 Jan

Stag’s Head, Dame Lane, Dublin 2

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

www.facebook.com/UkuleleTuesday

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 23:00, Tue 24 Jan

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 24 Jan

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 24 Jan

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 24 Jan

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 25 Jan

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Creative Den Drawing Session – Rua Red

11:00, Wed 25 Jan

Rua Red, South Dublin Arts Centre, Tallaght, D24

Did you ever want to give drawing a go? Or maybe you are a budding artist looking for like-minded people to draw with? The Creative Den in Rua Red runs free weekly drawing sessions on Wednesdays at 11:00.

ruared.ie/

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Wed 25 Jan

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

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

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Wed 25 Jan

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/

First Up – Creative Entrepreneur Talks

13:00 – 14:00, Wed 25 Jan

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

“First Up: Creative entrepreneurs on breaking through” is a series of lunchtime talks from the creative minds at the forefront of Irish culture, science and the arts.

Aoibheann MacNamara and Triona Lillis are passionate about Irish fabrics and they have founded The Tweed Project. “Noticing a lack of contemporary design in the market, they collaborated to create a clothing collection that uses selected cuts of premium Donegal tweed and Irish linen to suit a modern sensibility. Operating from a small atelier in Galway, The Tweed Project is part of The Slow Fashion movement, where fabric, time and craft take priority over trends and fast consumer culture, and each piece is created to last a lifetime.”

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

dublin.sciencegallery.com/events/2017/01/firstaoibheannmacnamaraandtrionalillisfounderstweedproject

Support the Dublin Event Guide – Buy your books here!

13:00, Wed 25 Jan

Dublin (various locations)

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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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Vanished sports clubs and sporting venues in Dublin 4 – Talk

13:00, Wed 25 Jan

Pembroke Library, Anglesea Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

Pembroke Library in association with Ballsbridge, Donnybrook & Sandymount Historical Society invite to the talk

“Vanished sports clubs and sporting venues in Dublin 4″

by Kurt Kullman (Local Historian and Author).

Admission is free, but booking is required via 01 6689575

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

Climbing, Plants and DNA in an unexplored Honduran rain-forest – Talk

15:00, Wed 25 Jan

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

“Climbing, Plants and DNA in an unexplored Honduran rain-forest” is the talk by Colin Kelleher (Botanist at the National Botanic Gardens) about his trip in a 16-strong team to the Cusuco National Park in Honduras to extend the catalogue of plants and further understand the diversity in this montane rain forest. In this talk Colin will describe the flora they encountered and what the National Botanic Gardens is doing to help describe and conserve this biodiversity hotspot.

Admission is free.

www.botanicgardens.ie/news/events.htm#25Jan

Sinn Fein Funds Litigation (1947 – 1948) – Lecture

16:00, Wed 25 Jan

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

Justice Gerard Hogan will talk about “The Sinn Fein Funds Litigation, 1947 – 1948″ in the next lecture of the Trinity Centre for Contemporary Irish History Seminar Series.

Admission is free.

www.tcd.ie/trinitylongroomhub/events/details/2017/centreforcontemporaryirishhist2016_17.php

Havana International Language Exchange

16:30 – 19:30, Wed 25 Jan

Havana Tapas Bar, Georges St, Dublin 2

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

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

Live Music & International Touring – IMRO Discussion

17:30, Wed 25 Jan

IMRO, Pembroke Row (near Lower Baggot Street), Dublin 2

The seminar/discussion “Live Music & International Touring” will be part of the Temple Bar Tradfest.

The Irish Music Rights Organisation (IMRO) is inviting to this event where the newest innovations, insights and challenges impacting today’s international touring and festival industry will be dsicussed.

Admission is free, but booking is required via events@imro.ie or 01-661 4844.

www.templebartrad.com/event/imro-live-music-international-touring-panel/

Words Ireland Writers Series – Illustrators Special

17:30 – 19:30, Wed 25 Jan

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

Words Ireland is a grouping of seven literature organisations, who are working collaboratively to provide coordinated professional development and resource services to the literature sector.

And this Illustrators’ Special will feature illustrators Olivia Golden, Chris Judge and Olwyn Whelan on a panel. They will discuss the challenges of sustaining a career as a professional illustrator and professional and aspiring illustrators are invited to attend this meeting that will be chaired by CBI Director Elaina Ryan. She will ask the panel and the audience what the literature sector can do, in terms of supports, resources, professional development and opportunities to make a career in illustration more sustainable.

Admission is free, but registration via the Eventbrite site below is required.

www.eventbrite.ie/e/words-ireland-writers-series-illustrators-special-tickets-28914650498?ref=devg

Temple Bar Tradfest 2017

18:00, Wed 25 Jan

Temple Bar, Dublin 2

The Temple Bar Trad Fest takes place from Wednesday until Sunday (25-29 January). The programme consists of (non-free) headline gigs and (non-free) Tradfringe events, (free but now sold out) Front Row gigs and in addition to that there is a Music Trail, Tradkids events and Live at the Hub gigs.

+ The Music Trail are daily gigs in 15 pubs in Temple Bar and neighbourhood. Many of these gigs are the regular gigs that would take place in these pubs anyway and there is no separate gig schedule available it seems. I would expect (but can’t be totally certain) that the majority of the Music Trails gigs are free. www.templebartrad.com/event/tradfest-music-trail/

+ Tradkids is programme for kids during Tradfest. There will be a Petting Farm on Sat+Sun (28+29 Jan) on Temple Bar Square. Then there will be a Family Concert on the weekend 28+29 Jan in Dublin City Hall (but no information if it is free or if tickets are required). And also on 28+29 Jan the Ark runs Children’s Open Trad Sessions (free), Give Trad a Try drop-in workshops (free) and Children’s Crafts Club events (free). www.templebartrad.com/category/tradkids/

+ “Live at the Hub” is a series of free gigs in The Old Storehouse in Crown Alley and a full list is here: www.templebartrad.com/event/live-at-the-hub-free/

www.templebartrad.com/

The social world of nuns in early 18th century Dublin – Lecture

18:00, Wed 25 Jan

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

The 20th Annual Sir John T. Gilbert Commemorative Lecture entitled

“Gentlemen’s Daughters in Dublin Cloisters: The social world of nuns in early 18th century Dublin”

will be given by Dr Bernadette Cunningham, Royal Irish Academy.

Admission is free and no booking is required.

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-culture-and-amenities-dublin-city-public-libraries-and-archive-events/20th-annual

Good Me, Bad Me by Ali Land – Interview

18:30, Wed 25 Jan

Dubray Books, 36 Grafton Street, Dublin 2

I am not sure if this event is free, but it might be, so here it goes:

Ali Land, author of “Good Me, Bad Me” will be in Dubray in Grafton Street for an interview with Rick O’Shea.

The interview will be followed by a Q&A and a book signing. Refreshments will be served.

Find out via (01) 677 5568 if the event is free.

www.dubraybooks.ie/news-and-events

In Defense of Theatre – Talk

18:30, Wed 25 Jan

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

Trinity College’s Creative Arts Practice Research is bringing you “The Constellations Series”, a programme of public events exploring the entanglement of creativity, artistic practice and research.

The next event will be the public talk “In Defense of Theatre (or the trouble with “performance”)” by Dr Cláudia Tatinge Nascimento during her Visiting Research Fellowship at the Trinity Long Room Hub in collaboration with the School of Creative Arts.

Find more details on the website below.

Admission is free.

www.tcd.ie/trinitylongroomhub/events/details/2017/2016-17constellation_series.php

Battle of the Paddles – Table Tennis Tournament

19:00, Wed 25 Jan

Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

The Table Tennis Tournament “Battle of the Paddles” is back in the Workman’s Club. From Tuesday 24 Jan until the finals on Thursday 26 Jan, it will be a three day competition. There will be qualifiers on Tuesday and Wednesday and if you made it through on either of the days (you can try on Tues AND on Wed), then you have a chance on Thursday to play for the big honour and glory.

Admission is free. Pre-registration is is strongly suggested, last time the tournament was booked out. Find all details on the website below.

theworkmansclub.com/events/battle-of-the-paddles-jan-2017/

An Bosca – Public Speaking

19:30, Wed 25 Jan

TBA

An Bosca is a platform for people to practice, perform and develop themselves through public speaking in a chilled out setting.

The venue is 10 minutes away from the city centre and will revealed to the people that register.

If you are interested in taking part, listening to others and speaking in front of other people in a chilled out setting, send a mail to anbosca1@gmail.com with your name and age.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/204341859969953/

Candlelit Tales – Storytelling of Myths and Legends

19:30, Wed 25 Jan

Stag’s Head, Dame Lane, Dublin 2

Candlelit Tales, a small group of storytellers, are inviting to a storytelling event in The Stag’s Head (upstairs) to retell Irish myths and legends. The theme is “Undiscovered Countries: Births, Deaths and Voyages” this months.

Admission is free and donations are welcome.

www.facebook.com/candlelittales

Brand New Switcheroo – Roots Gig

20:00, Wed 25 Jan

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

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

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

Anseo Comedy Club

20:30, Wed 25 Jan

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 Song Room (open mic)

20:30, Wed 25 Jan

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

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

www.theglobe.ie/events

The Zodiac Sessions – Open Mic/Gig

20:30, Wed 25 Jan

Bruxelles, Harry Street, Dublin 2

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

www.facebook.com/zodiacsessions

Bad Boy Jake

21:00, Wed 25 Jan

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

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

www.dublinsessions.ie/gypsy.html

Los Paradiso – Gig

21:00, Wed 25 Jan

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

Banjo & Bovril Trad & Folk Festival

21:30, Wed 25 Jan

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

The Harbour Bar in Bray is inviting again to their Banjo & Bovril Festival from Wednesday until Sunday (25-29 Jan).

It is a trad and folk music festival and there will also be spoken word & poetry and storytelling. The schedule is:

+ Wed 25 Jan: Brand New Swicheroo (Roots, Folk) (from 21:30)
+ Thu 26 Jan: Rake the Ashes, The Tiny Quartet, Bunoscionn (from 20:00)
+ Fri 27 Jan: Crooked Jack, David Keenan, Los Paddys de las Pampas (from 21:00)
+ Sat 28 Jan – daytime: The Lonesome Boatmen Vishten, AnTara, The Harbour Ukuleles (15:00-18:30)
+ Sat 28 Jan – evening: Lucia Comnes, Seodin, Gabriel G Diges, The Eskies (19:15-00:00)
+ Sun 29 Jan – daytime: The Lonesome Boatmen, Sarah May Rogers, Rie’s Tin Whistle Class (16:00-18:00)
+ Sun 29 Jan – evening: Ye Vagabonds, Caoimhin ORaghallaigh, Mick Flannery

The story telling event with “The Candlelit Tales” is on Saturday at 19:00 and the Spoken Word & Poetry event “The Circle Sessions” is on Sunday at 18:00.

The full line up and schedule is here.

www.facebook.com/events/1652907705003017

Trad Session

21:30, Wed 25 Jan

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).

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National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Thu 26 Jan

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

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

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

The Green Door Market

12:00 – 19:00, Thu 26 Jan

18 Newmarket, Dublin 8

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

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

www.facebook.com/thegreendoordublin

Can “Rebuilding Ireland” solve the housing crisis? – Seminar

12:45 – 14:15, Thu 26 Jan

TASC, 14 Parliament Street, Dublin 2

The Think Tank for Action on Social Change (TASC) is inviting to a lunchtime seminar entitled “Can ‘Rebuilding Ireland’ solve the housing crisis?” with Dr. Rory Hearne (TASC).

Admission is free and coffe/tea will provided. You are invited to bring your lunch and eat it during the seminar. Registration is required via Sylvia Byrne on 01 6169050 or sbyrne@tasc.ie

www.tasc.ie/events/2017/01/26/lunchtime-seminar-dr-rory-hearne-tasc-can-rebuildi/

Hong Ling: A Retrospective – In Focus Tour

13:00 – 15:00, Thu 26 Jan

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

The In Focus Tour “Hong Ling: A Retrospective” with Laura Muldowney, Researcher of the East Asian Collections, Chester Beatty Library will take place.

Admission is free.

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

Back to Business – Ignite your Career

13:30 – 14:30, Thu 26 Jan

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

Ignite your Career and get a job or change the job you have by learning new skills with Rowan Manahan, Mentor, Trainer, Presenter & Author.

Admission is free but booking is required via 01-8733996

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

Drop In Writing Clinic For Children (Age 8-12)

15:00 – 16:00, Thu 26 Jan

dlr LexIcon – Library and Cultural Centre, Haigh Terrace, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

A Drop in Writing Clinic for Children (Age 8-12) will take place in the dlr Lexicon. The event will take place on

26th Jan (15:00-16:00) + 11 Feb (10:00-10:45) + 08 March (15:00-16:00)

Admission is free and no booking is required. Bring a copy of your work for the facilitator Sarah to read. Children need to be accompanied by an adult.

events.dlrcoco.ie/event/drop-writing-clinic-children-26-jan

Spanish Film Screening: El ángel exterminador

17:30, Thu 26 Jan

Instituto Cervantes, Lincoln House, Lincoln Place (near National Gallery), Dublin 2

The film “El angel exterminador / The Exterminating Angel” is a film by Spanish director Luis Buñuel from his period working in Mexico. It will be screened in Spanish with English subtitles.

After their dinner at the Nóbile mansion, a group of bourgeois discover they cannot leave the place due to some inexplicable reason. After days have passed, the general courtesy showed by all guests transforms into the most primitive survival instinct.

Admission is free. Unfortuantely the starting time is not listed, however. Usually these Instituto Cervantes film screenings start at around 17:30 – 18:30. You can check with the Instituto via 01 631 1500.

dublin.cervantes.es/FichasCultura/Ficha111963_16_2.htm

La Comedie Francaise – Launch

18:00, Thu 26 Jan

Alliance Francaise, 1 Kildare Street, Dublin 2

Cultural Cinema and Alliance Francaise are inviting you to the Irish launch of the Comédie Française live broadcast season in the newly refurbished multiform space of the French Library. The screening of Roméo et Juliette (2016, with English subtitles) will be launched by Andrew Lowe, Managing Director of Element Pictures and Philippe Milloux, Director / Délégué Général of the Fondation Alliance Française in Ireland. In the intermission some refreshments will be available and a raffle will take place.

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

afdublin.extranet-aec.com/events/detail/152

La scala di seta & Il signor Bruschino – Italian Opera Screening

18:00, Thu 26 Jan

Italian Institute of Culture, 11 Fitzwilliam Square East, Dublin 2

This is a double bill screening of “La scala di seta” and “Il Signor Bruschino”, which were both composed by the twenty- year old Rossini for the Teatro San Moisè Venice.

The first tells of a secret marriage musically communicated through four arias and four duets, with an ensemble in between.

The second is a drama of intrigue, pretence and mistaken identity scored in true commedia dell’Arte fashion.

There will be an introduction by Deirdre O’Grady.

The film screening will be in Italian with English subtitles.

www.iicdublino.esteri.it/iic_dublino/en/gli_eventi/calendario/2017/01/giovedi-all-opera-la-scala-di-seta.html

Little Museum of Dublin – Free Admission Thursday

18:00 – 20:00, Thu 26 Jan

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 7 for adults and admission is by guided tour only.

www.littlemuseum.ie/

Temple Bar Tradfest 2017

18:00, Thu 26 Jan

Temple Bar, Dublin 2

The Temple Bar Trad Fest takes place from Wednesday until Sunday (25-29 January). The programme consists of (non-free) headline gigs and (non-free) Tradfringe events, (free but now sold out) Front Row gigs and in addition to that there is a Music Trail, Tradkids events and Live at the Hub gigs.

+ The Music Trail are daily gigs in 15 pubs in Temple Bar and neighbourhood. Many of these gigs are the regular gigs that would take place in these pubs anyway and there is no separate gig schedule available it seems. I would expect (but can’t be totally certain) that the majority of the Music Trails gigs are free. www.templebartrad.com/event/tradfest-music-trail/

+ Tradkids is programme for kids during Tradfest. There will be a Petting Farm on Sat+Sun (28+29 Jan) on Temple Bar Square. Then there will be a Family Concert on the weekend 28+29 Jan in Dublin City Hall (but no information if it is free or if tickets are required). And also on 28+29 Jan the Ark runs Children’s Open Trad Sessions (free), Give Trad a Try drop-in workshops (free) and Children’s Crafts Club events (free). www.templebartrad.com/category/tradkids/

+ “Live at the Hub” is a series of free gigs in The Old Storehouse in Crown Alley and a full list is here: www.templebartrad.com/event/live-at-the-hub-free/

www.templebartrad.com/

Personal Data: Weapon or Defence? – Discussion

18:30 – 19:30, Thu 26 Jan

JM Synge Theatre, Arts Building, Trinity College, Dublin 2

To mark Data Protection Day 2017, Trinity College Dublin will explore the biggest issues surrounding personal data in a free event, hosted by Newstalk’s Jess Kelly and featuring technology journalist Karlin Lillington, law professor Eoin O’Dell, and biomedical researcher Orla Hardiman.

Come to this discussion on the scientific and political value of data, as well as the new technologies that are improving your life, while collecting your data.

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

dublin.sciencegallery.com/events/2017/01/personaldataweaponordefence

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

19:00 – 21:00, Thu 26 Jan

Spire, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

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

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

www.dublincitywalkingtours.com/

Battle of the Paddles – Table Tennis Tournament Finals

19:00, Thu 26 Jan

Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

The Table Tennis Tournament “Battle of the Paddles” is back in the Workman’s Club. From Tuesday 24 Jan until the finals on Thursday 26 Jan, it will be a three day competition. There will be qualifiers on Tuesday and Wednesday and if you made it through on either of the days (you can try on Tues AND on Wed), then you have a chance on Thursday to play for the big honour and glory.

Admission is free. Pre-registration is is strongly suggested, last time the tournament was booked out. Find all details on the website below.

theworkmansclub.com/events/battle-of-the-paddles-jan-2017/

New to Dublin? Dublin Expats Meeting

19:00, Thu 26 Jan

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 26 Jan

Robert Read Bar, 19 Store Street, Dublin 1

And this is the third (!) Board Gaming night in Dublin! They are taking over! ;-)

It is a weekly event and on Thursday the focus is on Introductory Board Games, so if you haven’t for a while (or ever) played Board Games, this is for you.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/IGAGamesNights/

Dublin Jam Session – Open Jam

19:30 – 22:30, Thu 26 Jan

Tivoli Backstage, 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 Thursday and admission is free.

www.facebook.com/DublinJamSessions/

Jameson Bow St Session – Gig

19:30, Thu 26 Jan

Sugar Club, 8 Lower Leeson Street, Dublin 2

Jameson will continue their Bow Street Sessions and the first one will be with Booka Brass, BARQ and Soulé.

Admission is free, but you need to register via www.jamesonwhiskey.com/ie/plans/bow-street-sessions-dublin to apply for a pair of tickets.

Jack Brouwer – Gig

20:00, Thu 26 Jan

Hard Rock Café, 12 Fleet Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

The next gig in the Hard Rock Cafe will be Jack Brouwer bringing his Acoustic Brewtality to you.

Admission is free.

www.hardrock.com/cafes/dublin/event-calendar.aspx

Table Quiz Thursday – Grand Social

20:00 – 23:00, Thu 26 Jan

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

A new weekly Table Quiz takes place in the Grand Social. Every Thursdayteams of 4 people (or at least 2 people) will compete against each other over questions from the areas of General Knowledge, Music, Film, Sports & Entertainment.

Admission is free.

www.thegrandsocial.ie/event/table-quiz-thursdays/2015-02-12/

Things that Turn Me On – Confessions of a Plant Freak – Talk

20:00, Thu 26 Jan

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

Nick Macer from the Pan Global Plants Nursery, a renowned nursery with a remarkable range of plants will highlight some of his own favourites in the talk “Things that Turn Me On – Confessions of a Plant Freak”.

Admission is free.

www.botanicgardens.ie/news/events.htm#26Jan

Singer Songwriter Night – Mother Reilly’s

21:00, Thu 26 Jan

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

Banjo & Bovril Trad & Folk Festival

21:30, Thu 26 Jan

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

The Harbour Bar in Bray is inviting again to their Banjo & Bovril Festival from Wednesday until Sunday (25-29 Jan).

It is a trad and folk music festival and there will also be spoken word & poetry and storytelling. The schedule is:

+ Wed 25 Jan: Brand New Swicheroo (Roots, Folk) (from 21:30)
+ Thu 26 Jan: Rake the Ashes, The Tiny Quartet, Bunoscionn (from 20:00)
+ Fri 27 Jan: Crooked Jack, David Keenan, Los Paddys de las Pampas (from 21:00)
+ Sat 28 Jan – daytime: The Lonesome Boatmen Vishten, AnTara, The Harbour Ukuleles (15:00-18:30)
+ Sat 28 Jan – evening: Lucia Comnes, Seodin, Gabriel G Diges, The Eskies (19:15-00:00)
+ Sun 29 Jan – daytime: The Lonesome Boatmen, Sarah May Rogers, Rie’s Tin Whistle Class (16:00-18:00)
+ Sun 29 Jan – evening: Ye Vagabonds, Caoimhin ORaghallaigh, Mick Flannery

The story telling event with “The Candlelit Tales” is on Saturday at 19:00 and the Spoken Word & Poetry event “The Circle Sessions” is on Sunday at 18:00.

The full line up and schedule is here.

www.facebook.com/events/1652907705003017

Brady’s Fun Pub Quiz

21:30, Thu 26 Jan

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

Cabin Sessions – Dundrum – Gig

21:30, Thu 26 Jan

Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Rosemount, Dundrum Road, Dublin 14

The regular Cabin Crew with special guests Factor One (singer/songwriters), Collette Donoghue (contemporary) and Pat McSweeney (Americana) will perform at the next Cabin Sessions in Dundrum.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/pages/The-Cabin-Sessions-Acoustic-Music-at-its-Finest/172602396180287

International Bar Jazz Night

21:30, Thu 26 Jan

The International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

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

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

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

www.international-bar.com/jazz/

Left, Right & Centre – Blues+Soul

21:30, Thu 26 Jan

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

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

Admission is free.

www.frankryans.com

McLoughlin’s Trad Night

21:30, Thu 26 Jan

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 26 Jan

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 26 Jan

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/

Chinese Newspaper / The Fontaines – Gig

22:00, Thu 26 Jan

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

The next SOMA clubnight with live band “Chinese Newspaper” (Garage Rock) will take place on Thursday. The Fontaines and SOMA residents will be the DJs.

Admission is free.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/soma-004-ft-chinese-newspaper-the-fontaines/

Friday 27 Jan

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Eco-Urbanites Symposium

09:00 – 18:30, Fri 27 Jan

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

The Eco-Urbanites Symposium is a multidisciplinary Symposium in Comparative Urban Studies that brings together expert speakers from Ireland and Japan who will approach the growth of the city through their own particular lens. There will be city planners, architects, urban geographers, sociologists, historians and engineers.

Admission is free, but registration is required. Please also check the details of the programme on Thursday evening and on Saturday on the website here: www.eco-urbanites.com/programme.html

www.eco-urbanites.com/

CHQ Market

11:00, Fri 27 Jan

CHQ Building, Customs House Quay, Dublin 1

Every Friday the chq will run a market in the building with a whole range of stalls. There will be food and arts & craft. Some stalls are there every week, others change regularly.

Admission is free.

chq.ie/chq-market-every-friday/

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Fri 27 Jan

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

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

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

The Green Door Market

12:00 – 19:00, Fri 27 Jan

18 Newmarket, Dublin 8

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

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

www.facebook.com/thegreendoordublin

Just a few more hours to the weekend! – Ad

13:00, Fri 27 Jan

Various locations in Dublin and Dun Laoghaire

Get a cup of tea, gather the last bit of energy and then bring this work week over the line! And for next week, get some special teas via the ad below and help the Dublin Event Guide while you are doing that. ;-)

Click on the picture below or use this link and if you order any teas that way, you help the Dublin Event Guide because Twinings will pay a small reward if you order after clicking on the picture or link above.

Orders over GBP 35 are free in the UK and if you use Parcelmotel’s Belfast to Dublin service, you can get it delivered for just EUR 3.95 of postage.

www.awin1.com/cread.php?s=304874&v=3578&q=143760&r=140544

Temple Bar Tradfest 2017

18:00, Fri 27 Jan

Temple Bar, Dublin 2

The Temple Bar Trad Fest takes place from Wednesday until Sunday (25-29 January). The programme consists of (non-free) headline gigs and (non-free) Tradfringe events, (free but now sold out) Front Row gigs and in addition to that there is a Music Trail, Tradkids events and Live at the Hub gigs.

+ The Music Trail are daily gigs in 15 pubs in Temple Bar and neighbourhood. Many of these gigs are the regular gigs that would take place in these pubs anyway and there is no separate gig schedule available it seems. I would expect (but can’t be totally certain) that the majority of the Music Trails gigs are free. www.templebartrad.com/event/tradfest-music-trail/

+ Tradkids is programme for kids during Tradfest. There will be a Petting Farm on Sat+Sun (28+29 Jan) on Temple Bar Square. Then there will be a Family Concert on the weekend 28+29 Jan in Dublin City Hall (but no information if it is free or if tickets are required). And also on 28+29 Jan the Ark runs Children’s Open Trad Sessions (free), Give Trad a Try drop-in workshops (free) and Children’s Crafts Club events (free). www.templebartrad.com/category/tradkids/

+ “Live at the Hub” is a series of free gigs in The Old Storehouse in Crown Alley and a full list is here: www.templebartrad.com/event/live-at-the-hub-free/

www.templebartrad.com/

International Holocaust Remembrance Day

18:30, Fri 27 Jan

Italian Institute of Culture, 11 Fitzwilliam Square East, Dublin 2

On International Holocause Remembrance Day, a theatrical reading in Italian from Primo Levi’s “La tregua” (read by Riccardo Bocci) introduced by a musical performance of Ravel’s Kaddish by Paul Fanning and Randal Devine (RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra) will take place.

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

www.iicdublino.esteri.it/iic_dublino/en/gli_eventi/calendario/2017/01/giorno-della-memoria.html

Dublin Chinese New Year Opening Ceremony

19:00 – 19:30, Fri 27 Jan

Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

The Dublin Chinese New Year Festival will take place from 28 Jan – 12 Feb and the opening ceremony is on Friday.

It is a family-friendly event with dragons, drummers and daring circus performers, as excitement builds for the Year of the Rooster.

Admission is free.

www.dublinchinesenewyear.com/event/dublin-chinese-new-year-festival-opening-ceremony/

Jazz Evenings at dlr LexIcon

19:00 – 21:00, Fri 27 Jan

dlr LexIcon – Library and Cultural Centre, Haigh Terrace, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

Petr Moc and the On/Off Quartet with guests will perform three Jazz Evenings in the dlr LexIcon:

+ Fri 27 Jan: On/Off Quartet including Petr Moc, Mark Flynn and Andrew Csibi
+ Fri 24 Feb: On/Off Quintet with Libor Smoldas (CZ) and Linley Hamilton (UK)
+ Fri 28 Apr: On/Off Quartet album launch

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

www.eventbrite.ie/e/jazz-evenings-tickets-30456096003?ref=devg

Cornucopia – Live Music

19:30 – 21:30, Fri 27 Jan

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

Hot Topic / Harlequin – Gigs

20:00, Fri 27 Jan

Hard Rock Café, 12 Fleet Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

The double header “Hot Topic” and “Harlequin” will be in the hard Rock Cafe for a gig.

Admission is free.

www.hardrock.com/cafes/dublin/event-calendar.aspx

Good Times Band – Showcase

21:00, Fri 27 Jan

Liquor Rooms, 7 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

The Good Times Band is playing a showcase gig in The Liquor Rooms. Admission is free.

liquorrooms.wpengine.com/calendar/

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Fri 27 Jan

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/

Ska ‘n’ Reggae with The Bionic Rats

21:00 – 02:30, Fri 27 Jan

Turks Head, 27 Parliament St, Dublin 2

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

www.facebook.com/TURKSHEADDUBLIN

Banjo & Bovril Trad & Folk Festival

21:30, Fri 27 Jan

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

The Harbour Bar in Bray is inviting again to their Banjo & Bovril Festival from Wednesday until Sunday (25-29 Jan).

It is a trad and folk music festival and there will also be spoken word & poetry and storytelling. The schedule is:

+ Wed 25 Jan: Brand New Swicheroo (Roots, Folk) (from 21:30)
+ Thu 26 Jan: Rake the Ashes, The Tiny Quartet, Bunoscionn (from 20:00)
+ Fri 27 Jan: Crooked Jack, David Keenan, Los Paddys de las Pampas (from 21:00)
+ Sat 28 Jan – daytime: The Lonesome Boatmen Vishten, AnTara, The Harbour Ukuleles (15:00-18:30)
+ Sat 28 Jan – evening: Lucia Comnes, Seodin, Gabriel G Diges, The Eskies (19:15-00:00)
+ Sun 29 Jan – daytime: The Lonesome Boatmen, Sarah May Rogers, Rie’s Tin Whistle Class (16:00-18:00)
+ Sun 29 Jan – evening: Ye Vagabonds, Caoimhin ORaghallaigh, Mick Flannery

The story telling event with “The Candlelit Tales” is on Saturday at 19:00 and the Spoken Word & Poetry event “The Circle Sessions” is on Sunday at 18:00.

The full line up and schedule is here.

www.facebook.com/events/1652907705003017

The Dublin Blues Cartel – Gig

21:30, Fri 27 Jan

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

The Dublin Blues Cartel will be in the Patriot’s Inn this week 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.

dublinsessions.ie/the-patriots-inn/

Events Coming Up

Temple Bar Tradfest 2017

25-29 January 2017

Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Only one gig left! The rest is sold out:

The Temple Bar Trad Fest is made up of lots of gigs that are not free, but there are also lots of gigs that are free! I included this message for the last few weeks and if there is anything left over for you, then you will find it here frontrowsessions.tickets.ie/

And the Temple Bar Trad Festival Website is here: www.templebartrad.com/

Creative Writing Taster Class

21 January – 11:30 + 13:30

National Library / Bushwell’s Hotel

Writing Train is the Creative Writing School run by hugely experienced writing teacher Yvonne Cullen. Her new Creative Writing Workshops are starting soon and she runs a number of taster sessions on 14+21 January at 11:30 (in the Cafe of the National Library) and also on 21 January at 13:30 (in Buswell’s Hotel).

For each of the classes Yvonne has reserved 4 spaces for Dublin Event Guide readers, so if you are interested in trying out her Creative Writing Classes, send a mail to yvonnesworkshops@gmail.com with the subject “Dublin Event Guide” and book a place with her. You should mention in your mail which of the classes you would like to attend.

All upcoming Writing Train writing classes are listed and explained in this PDF document.

www.yvonnecullen.wordpress.com/

Dublin Mountains Partnership – Guided Walks

14+21+29 January

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

The January walks will be on 14+21+29 January.

All walks are free, but pre-registration is required (details are on the website).

Not free, but interesting nevertheless:

Global Game Jam 2017: 20-22 Jan

Temple Bar Trad Fest: 25-29 Jan

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This is odd

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

ALL American Ambassadors are gone!

ALL American Amabssadors have been removed from their posts and consequently the USA is right now without ANY representatives outside of the USA. In a very strange and definitely unusual move, Donald Trump informed all US Ambassadors around the world tha they will have to have left their post before he became president.

US Ambassadors are usually political appointments and it is not unusual that they change when a new president takes office, but normally there is a grace period to get things organised, to give the existing ambassadors some time to get back home and to appoint the successors. Not this time! And to make things even more harsh, the order was sent to all ambassadors around the world just two days before Christmas on 23 December.

Kevin O’Malley, the most recent US Ambassador to Ireland, who is an Irish American attorney from St. Louis was in a plane on Inauguration Day to get back to the US as ordered. He was nominated by Barack Obama on 05 June 2014.

Ireland being at the lower end of the priority list for Ambassador appointments (The position was left vacant for nearly 2 years from December 2012 until September 2014!) might have to wait a while to get the next ambassador.

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This Event Guide (the “Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events)”) is an Event Guide with a difference. It covers mostly free events based on the thinking that free events deserve additional support and that non-free events have the money to pay for advertisement. The Guide is a _Guide_ and not just a listing and is therefore at times quite extensive. It is sent for free to anybody who is interested and if you want to be added to the mailing list or know somebody who would like to receive this guide, just send them to www.dublineventguide.com, where they can subscribe. If you have feedback – good or bad – PLEASE tell me via dublineventguide@gmail.com.
BTW: I am not paid or otherwise rewarded for compiling and distributing this Event Guide it is purely a hobby so your donations are needed: www.perfectresults.info/donation.htm . Advertisement in or sponsorship of the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) is possible and very welcome, please contact me for more information.
Please note: The Dublin Event Guide (for Free Event) is not related or connected to the long gone fortnightly printed publication “the event guide” that you found until December 2008 in pubs and other venues.
Copyright 2017 by Joerg Steegmueller.
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