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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. For more than 11 years it was a weekly e-mail magazine that listed, described and recommended 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 were included. After 600 editions, the Dublin Event Guide was semi-retired and now continues in a new format.

The Dublin Event Guide is a non commercial initiative and is published by Joerg Steegmueller, it has more than 24,000 readers. Instead of a weekly e-mail, there is now an e-mail only when significant events happen and you can subscribe for free on the right here -->>

This site contains the newest edition below and is updated as soon as it is completed (check the date!). But even if there is no new edition here, you probably find some event information on the Dublin Event Guide Facebook Page at!

The newest Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) below was posted on 15 February 2020:

Dublin Event Guide 643: South William Market, Desire – IMMA Exhibition, Biodiversity Walk


DEG Dublin Event Guide (for free events)

  15 February 2020 – No 643

Subscribers: 24,000

South William Market, Desire – IMMA Exhibition,
Biodiversity Walk



Hi all!

Dennis is chasing after Ciara this weekend! Ciara was red and Dennis is just yellow, but there will still be lots of rain and storm again. Dublin City Council is closing the car parks at Clontarf & Sandymount from Saturday until Monday, but parks stay open. Dun Laoghaire, on the other hand, is closing all parks on Saturday (and hasn’t decided yet about Sunday) and therefore Parkruns and Outdoor Markets in parks are cancelled.

But don’t worry, the weekend will definitely take place. ;-) …and there are plenty of indoor events to choose from, so don’t let the blowy weather hold you back.

A different sort of strong wind is blowing in my face at the moment: Because the support for the “Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events)” is at its lowest in the last 12 months, I have to consider taking a break until the bigger events start again. No decision is made yet and it all depends on your vote. How can you “vote”? Simple, I just take the clicks on the ad banner on the website as a vote for keeping the Dublin Event Guide going without a break.

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And here are the events: All events are sorted by start time, but watch out for the few events that have a “++” in front of them, the are particularly recommended. ;-) ALL events in this list are free, but some require booking! The market events that take place every week are only posted to people that have subscribed and on the website at


Saturday Events (15 February)

+ Student Medical Summit – Workshops, Talks, Student Research Showcase 09:00-17:30 Talbot Hotel, Stillorgan Road, Stillorgan Co. Dublin (Registration required)
+ Desire: A Revision – Exhibition 10:00-17:30 Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA), Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin 8 (Free Admission on Valentine’s Weekend for pre-booked tickets, BUT the pre-booking doesn’t work!)
+ Outing to Booterstown Marsh with Birdwatch 10:30-13:30 Meeting Point: Booterstown DART Station, Rock Road, Booterstown, Co. Dublin
++ South William Market – Vintage Flea Market 12:00-17:30 Bloody Mary’s, 7 South William Street, Dublin 2
+ Watery Watercolours (Age: 5-7 year) 12:00-13:00 dlr LexIcon, Queens Road, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin (Booking is required)
+ Dublin Comedy Writer’s Room – Workshop 12:00-16:00 BrewDog Dublin Outpost, Capital Dock, near Green Street East, Dublin 2
+ Bicycle Security Day 12:00-14:00 Tyrrelstown Community Centre, Hollywood Rath, Holbstown Road, Tyrrelstown, Dublin 15
+ National Gallery – Highlights Tour 12:30/14:30 National Gallery, Merrion Square, Dublin 2


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+ Works of Henri Cartier-Bresson – Pop-up Talks by young people for young people 13:15-13:45 National Gallery, Merrion Square, Dublin 2
+ LGBT Tour 13:30-14:30 National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2
+ Photographing Ireland in the 1950s – Seminar & Discussion 14:00-16:00 National Museum, Collins Barracks, Benburb Street, Dublin 7
+ Chester Beatty Saturday Tour 14:00-15:00 Chester Beatty Library, Garden of Dublin Castle, Dame Street, Dublin 2
+ Tibetan Buddhism and Love – Talk 18:00-21:00 In-spire Galerie, 56 Lower Gardiner Street, Dublin 1 (Booking required)
+ Metal 2 the Masses – Heavy Music Gig Night 19:30-00:30 Fibber Magees, 81 Parnell Street, Dublin 1
+ SoulPower Live – Funk & Soul Gig 21:00-23:30 Mint Bar, Westin Hotel, Westmoreland Street, Dublin 2
+ Vintage Vibes Band 22:00-00:00 Green Isle Hotel, Newlands Cross, Clondalkin, Dublin 22

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

Saturday + Sunday Markets (Possibly cancelled! Check first!)

+ Temple Bar Food Market: Sat 10:00-16:30 on Meeting House Square
+ Honest2Goodness Market: Sat 09:00-15:00 in Dublin Ind. Estate, Glasnevin
+ Red Stables Market: Sat 10:00-16:00 at the Red Stables in St. Anne’s Park, Raheny
+ POSTPONED TO SUNDAY: The Super Natural Food Market: Sat 09:00-15:00 at St. Andrews Resource Centre in Pearse Street
+ Marley Park Market: Sat 10:00-16:00 / Sun 11:00-16:00 Grange Road, Rathfarnham
+ Dun Laoghaire People’s Park Market: Sun 11:00-16:00 People’s Park, Dun Laoghaire

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Sunday Events (16 February)


+ Drop-in family workshop 11:30-13:30 National Gallery, Merrion Square, Dublin 2
+ National Gallery – Highlights Tour 11:30/13:30 National Gallery, Merrion Square, Dublin 2
+ Contempo Quartet- Beethoven Reflected 2 – Sundays@Noon Concert 12:00-13:00 Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square, Dublin 1
+ Biodiversity Walk with Birdwatch Ireland 12:00-14:00 Interpretative Centre, North Bull Island, Clontarf, Dublin 5
+ Desire: A Revision – Exhibition 12:00-17:30 Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA), Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin 8 (Free Admission on Valentine’s Weekend for pre-booked tickets, BUT the pre-booking doesn’t work!)
+ Family-friendly Gallery Tour 12:30-13:15 National Gallery, Merrion Square, Dublin 2


+ Smartphone Photography Workshop 14:00-16:00 National Museum, Collins Barracks, Benburb Street, Dublin 7 (Booking required)
+ Luisa Annibali Duo – Jazz, Swing, Soul, Latin 14:30-17:00 Tram Cafe, Wolfetone Square, Jervis Street, Dublin 1
+ Authors Ivy Bannister, Enda Coyle-Greene & Maggie O’Dwyer at Sunday Sessions 15:00-16:15 Books Upstairs, 17 D’Olier Street, Dublin 2
+ Chester Beatty Sunday Tour 15:00-16:00 Chester Beatty Library, Garden of Dublin Castle, Dame Street, Dublin 2
+ Dublin Salsa Academy – Social Dance 16:00-22:30 The Mezz, 23 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
+ Gardiner Street Gospel Choir – Gospel Mass 19:30-20:30 St. Francis Xavier Church, Gardiner Street Upper, Dublin 1
+ The Comedy Crunch – Standup Comedy 21:00-23:00 Stags Head, 1 Dame Court, Dublin 2
+ Let There Be Rock – Classic Rock Gig 22:30-02:30 Fibber Magees, 80 Parnell Street, Dublin 1


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


…and something for next week

+ Writing Train Writing Clinic Session Monday 17 Feb 18:30-21:00 Dublin City Centre location. Yvonne is offering ONE free spot in this Clinic session for a Dublin Event Guide reader. Send an e-mail to Yvonne at yvonnesworkshops AT before midnight on Sun 16 Feb and tell her why you would like that spot in her Clinic. The chosen person will be contacted during the Monday with all venue details.
+ The Biggest Little Farm – Biodiversity Documentary – Film Screening – UCDVO Development Film Series Mon 17 Feb 18:00 UCD Cinema, UCD Campus, Belfield, Dublin 4 (Booking required)
+ LIFT Facilitator Training Wed 19 Feb 09:30-13:30 Haddington House Hotel, 9-12 Haddington Terrace, Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin
+ Biz Expo Thu 20 Feb 10:00-16:00 CityWest Conference Centre, City West Hotel, Saggart, Dublin 24
+ Trinity and the Changing City: Christianity and Dublin – Panel Discussion Thu 20 Feb 18:30-20:00 Trinity Long Room Hub, Fellows Square, Trinity College, Dublin 2 (Booking required)
+ Mother Tongues Festival 21-23 Feb Blanchardstown & Tallaght (various locations) (some free events, many require booking)
+ Hack Access Dublin – Hackathon 21-23 Feb – Google, Barrow Street, Dublin 4 (Registration required)



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