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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 4. July 2015:


Dublin Event Guide 420: HOME\SICK Exhibition, Smithfield Summer Picnic, Palfest, City Spectacular

DEG Dublin Event Guide (for free events)

No. 420 | 03 July 2015

Subscribers: 23,660

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Hi all!

This is the Dublin Event Guide (For Free Events) No 420! There is no big significance in that number, apart from the fact that 420 weeks of Dublin Event Guide is flippin lots! :-) But it nevertheless made me pause for a moment and think about the future.

Eight years of Dublin Event Guide is a long time and regularly people ask me “Why are you still doing that?”. Usually I don’t answer the question, but tell them why and how it all started. Today, however, I can tell you why I am still doing it week after week for the last 420 weeks. The reason is, because the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) is only at the beginning. Still early days and soooo much more potential. ;-) So stick around and tell your friends!!

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

And without you spreading the word we would have never reached 23,000 subscribers and 58,000 Facebook Likes. But it is just the start!! The goal is 50,000 subscribers and 100,000 Facebook Likes! Big goals, I know, but I believe we can achieve it! Imagine if everyone just got ONE additional person to subscribe to the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events). That would be an immediate increase by a few thousand subscribers. Would be super!!!! Can you help?

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

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

And please help spreading the word about the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events). Your friends can easily subscribe at www.dublineventguide.com and they will get a weekly e-mail magazine with all the free events in Dublin if they subscribe. They don’t have to pay a cent (but donations are very welcome!) for that and their e-mail address is completely safe with me! More than 23,000 people receive the Dublin Event Guide every week and we are more than 58,000 people at the Dublin Event Guide Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/DublinEventGuide Check it out and click on LIKE when you are there.

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

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

Have an event-full weekend and week,

–Joerg

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Feel good slot

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

Today’s feel good slot is a quote that I came across this week and that stuck with me:

Your future is created by what you do TODAY not tomorrow.

When you read this, it is weekend and you might think that Monday is a good day to start this thing that you always wanted to do. But what about today? Could you take ONE step already today? Maybe that one step is the most important one on your path!?

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Support

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

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

Last week only Michelle McC was so wonderful to support the Dublin Event Guide with a donation. Thanks a lot! Please keep in mind that without donations there won’t be a Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events): Your donation will ensure that the Dublin Event Guide will continue arriving in your Inbox every week and every donation will benefit EVERY Dublin Event Guide reader!

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

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

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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.

A very very quiet week this week! And I still can’t get over the fact that no event organiser made use of the fact that this weekend and last weekend families have time and are looking for things to do. Would have been a perfect time for a big family event.

The shining example is the National Gallery who has LOTS of different events for kids, youths and adults.

So this weekend, there is not a single outstanding event. It improves a little during the week: The Palfest, a solidarity festival with Palestine comes with lots of widely varied events. …and then we have the Dublin City Spectacular (former Street Performance Worldchampionship) coming up from Friday!

Maybe use this weekend to check out the Science Gallery Home\Sick exhibition. It will close in two weeks already!

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Promote your product or event through a competition!

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

And if you want me to use/test a product you are selling and then share my assessment here in the Dublin Event Guide, we can talk about that too. I like testing out gear. ;-) [Currently I am looking to buy a high spec Android mobile phone and an action camera and would happily "test drive" some candidates.]

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Do you enjoy free events? Does it help you to find out about all these free events simply in one e-mail magazine or on one website? Does the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) deliver all this for you and maybe even more? In that case, you probably also would want it to continue forever, right?

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

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Giving money for free! That’s how easy it is. ;-) THANK YOU!!!

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346th Mayor of Dublin appointed

The Mayor of Dublin is a purely representational role and since the more important duties for the Mayor are along the lines of lighting the Christmas tree in O’Connell Street, the appointment of the new mayor at the end of June every year is for most people not really a highlight of the year.

Last years it was attempted to change the role, give it relevance and influence and introduce a directly elected mayor, but the good councillors of Fingal County Council stopped this overdue change and forced the continuation of the irrelevance of the mayor of Dublin.

Last week the 346th Mayor was appointed. These appointments are more based on what party the person belongs to, than on his/her skills. The outgoing mayor was Christy Burke and the new mayor is Críona Ní Dhálaigh.

Free Transport for children

Transport Minister Paschal Donohoe has announced that from Monday 06 July – Sun 19 July all Child Leap Card holders aged between 4-18 years) can travel free.

This applies to services provided by Dublin Bus, Luas, Dart, Commuter Rail and Bus Eireann in Dublin. The following posting contains all the details of where the free travel is valid: www.transportforireland.ie/free-travel-child-leap-cards-july-6-19/

(Thanks Lisa C for alerting me to this!)

Dublin City Summer Arts Programme for children

The Dublin City Council Arts Office and The Dublin City Libraries have put together a Summer Arts Programme for children. The Children’s Art in Libraries (CAL) Programmes are all free and take place in July and August. The full brochure can be downloaded here.

Summer of Heritage – Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown

Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown is running their Summer of Heritage programme again and this year it will be from 29 June – 06 September.

The programme is full of guided tours and other events and everything is free. 25 different venues/locations take part and tours take place throughout the week (Not every day in evenry location, but if you are flexible, you will be able to find a tour somewhere from Monday-Sunday).

Some of the locations are: Deansgrange Cemetery, Historic Milltown, Historic Blackrock, James Joyve Tower, Seapoint Martello Tower, Cabinteely House, The Metals, Historic Dun Laoghaire, Historic Dundrum, Foxrock Beckett Country Walk, Dublin Mountains Walk, Monkstown Castle and more.

You can download the full brochure with all the details here.

It is a really great programme that will give you the opportuniuty to learn more about some of the sights and venues that we often see from the outside, but never got in. I definitely plan to do the Martello Tower Tour before September!

Opportunities

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

== EVENTBRITE PICKS ==

4TH OF JULY FESTIVAL IN DUBLIN 4 – THIS SATURDAY
Event Fuel, Eddie Rockets, Just Wing it, Leinster Rugby and Lovin Dublin came together and are bringing all things USA to Dublin 4 this 4th of July. Gates at Donnybrook Stadium open at 14:00. A Flag Football event will start at 14:30 and the main American Football game (Dublin Rebels vs South Dublin Panthers) will kick off at 17:00. From 15:00-23:00 live music by “Hunting the Brave” and “Heroes in Hiding” and DJs will entertain and in the Outdoor Cinema you can watch movies like Despicable Me, Toy Story, Independence Day and Top Gun. An American Food Village.
Tickets from EUR 15 can be bought here.

DUBLIN POP UP DINNER AT FUMBALLY STABLES – THIS SATURDAY
Dublin Pop Up’s third dining event will be hosted at the beautiful and newly opened Fumbally Stables. Enjoy a plethora of plates from the tasting menu. This is a BYOB event with a EUR 5 corkage.
A very limited number of tickets for EUR 45 is available here.

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

Exhibitions

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

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

PhotoIreland Festival

01-31 July

various locations

PhotoIreland Festival is an international festival of Photography and Image Culture in Ireland. It celebrates Ireland’s photographic talents, as well as bringing international practitioners and artists to Ireland. The festival highlights, promotes and elevates Photography in Ireland. The festival happens every year in July and consists of a vast amount of exhibitions and some other events. The full ist can be found here: www.photoireland.org/news/2015-exhibitions/

Boundless

25 June – 04 July

Fashion Fair, Drury Street, Dublin 2

A clash of culture, a mix of styles! Picture This! are bringing Boundless Brooklyn to Dublin.

15 top New York artists display alongside 15 of Ireland’s top talents in a mix of styles and a celebration of creativity from both sides of the Atlantic. 30 illustrated New York water towers create the bridge between the New York and Irish art scene.

www.facebook.com/events/398364460359023/

Riddle of the Burial Grounds

11 June – 01 Aug – 11:00-18:00 (Closed on Sundays and Bank Holidays)

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

Nuclear burial grounds (salt mines and other underground spaces that contain nuclear waste) are marked with signs today to warn about the dangers coming from them. But Plutonium, one of the nuclear waste products has a half-life of 24,000 years and maybe we can assume that it is gone after 10 half-times, which is 240,000 years!!

Now compare the wall paintings we find in caves or hieroglyphics with our ways of express information today. How can we ensure that even in 240,000 years the people living then will understand our warning signs and continue to protect and look after these nuclear burial grounds?

“Riddle of the Burial Ground” attempts to imagine a time in which language, signs and forms will be beyond our current comprehension and the 16 artists involved in this exhibition expressed this through sculpture, film, photography, documentary, fiction, science-fiction, history, landscapes and imagined futures.

Admission is free.

projectartscentre.ie/event/riddle-burial-grounds/

Modern Wife, Modern Life

July + August

National Print Museum, Beggars Bush, Haddington Road, Dublin 4

Modern Wife, Modern Life is an exhibition exploring the ‘ideal wife’ turned ‘modern wife’ in 1960s Ireland as seen through the pages of women’s magazines.

Manuals on how to be a good wife had been widely available in Ireland at the start of the twentieth century, but with the emergence of new technologies, the advice extended to newly married women and housewives began to change in the 1960s. The concept of being an ‘ideal wife’ became closely bound up with being a ‘modern wife’. This is best identified in the pages of women’s magazines, which came to replace the traditional manual as a source for guidance. The message, driven by the advertisers, was clear: a ‘good wife’ was not just beautifully presented, but also used all the latest ‘modern’ devices. Her home – especially the kitchen – was an extension of her appearance and reputation.

Admission is free and the opening hours are Mon-Fri 09:00-17:00 and Sat-Sun 14:00-17:00

www.nationalprintmuseum.ie/

NCAD CEAD Art&Design Exhibition

03-09 July

National College of Art & Design, 100 Thomas Street, Dublin 8

National College of Art (NCAD) Annual CEAD Art Exhibition 2014 is part of the NCAD Season of ‘See the Future’ Art Exhibitions. It showcases a diverse range of contemporary art and design by NCAD part-time students and contains painting, sculpture, jewellery, fine prints, photography, ceramics, textiles, stained glass, multimedia and much more, including work by amateur, professional and award winning artists.

Admission is free.

Exhibition hours are: 10:00-17:00 from Friday-until Thursday, except Sunday (14:00-17:00) and on Thursday the exhibition will close at 14:00.

www.facebook.com/ncadesu

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Car Boot Sales – Tallaght

08:00 – 12:00, Sat 04 Jul

Tallaght Stadium, Whitestown Way, Tallaght, Co. Dublin

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

www.irishcarboot.ie/

Malahide Car Boot Sale

09:00 – 13:00, Sat 04 Jul

Malahide Rugby Club, Estuary Road, Malahide, Co. Dublin

The Malahide Car Boot Sale is running every Saturday at the Malahide Rugby Club. Admission is free for buyers.

www.facebook.com/MalahideCarBoot

Honest2Goodness Food Market

09:30 – 16:00, Sat 04 Jul

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

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

www.honest2goodness.ie

Malahide Park Run (free)

09:30, Sat 04 Jul

Malahide Park, Dublin Road, Malahide, Co. Dublin

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

www.parkrun.ie/malahide/

SuperNatural Food Market

09:30 – 15:30, Sat 04 Jul

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

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

www.supernatural.ie

The Green Door Market

09:30 – 16:00, Sat 04 Jul

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 04 Jul

Belgard Road, Dublin 24

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

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

www.facebook.com/belgardmarket

Drumcondra Village Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 04 Jul

Arts and Business Campus, 40 Drumcondra Road Lower

The Drumcondra Village Market is an arts and crafts fair in the centre of Drumcondra. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/DrumcondraVillageMarket

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 04 Jul

Jamestown Market, 90 Jamestown Road, Inchicore, Dublin 8

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

www.jamestownmarket.com/

Marine Artist Exhibition

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 04 Jul

East Pier, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

15 marine artists will exhibit their works on the East Pier on the first weekend in July, August and September. The start and end time has not been specified, but 10:00-17:00 might be a good guess.

dlharbour.ie/marine-artist-exhibition-on-the-east-pier/

Merchants Market

10:00 – 16:30, Sat 04 Jul

Merchants Yard, East Wall Road, Dublin 3

The Merchants Market on East Wall Road is a weekly indoors flea market on Saturdays and Sundays with more than 80 stalls in a big industrial hall. It is just a few minutes walk away from the Point Theatre/O2 (walk in the direction of the Port Tunnel).

After a management change last year, it is not clear how many active stalls/sellers are currently still there and the market could do with some sprucing up and weeding out, but some people still find what they are looking for.

www.facebook.com/MerchantsMarket

Saturday Market Dalkey

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 04 Jul

Tramyard, Dalkey, Co. Dublin

A new weekly Farmer’s Market is starting in Dalkey this week with over 20 vendors selling a wide variety of foods and an eclectic selection of arts and crafts. Admission is free.

Temple Bar Markets

10:00 – 16:30, Sat 04 Jul

Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

The Temple Bar Markets (Food Market on Meeting House Square, Book Market on Temple Bar Square and the Designer Mart near Cow’s Lane) are taking place every Saturday from 10:00-16:30.

www.templebar.ie

Sand Martins and Coastal Birds at Shanganagh

10:30, Sat 04 Jul

Shanganagh (meet at Shankill DART Station)

Birdwatch Ireland invite to a visit to the Sand Martin Colony at Shanganah Cliffs to observe the birds along the seashore. Walking boots are recommended.

Admission is free and no booking required. Meeting Point is the Shankill DART Station.

events.dlrcoco.ie/event/biodiversity-events

Blackrock Market

11:00 – 17:30, Sat 04 Jul

Blackrock Market, 19 Main Street, Blackrock, Co. Dublin

At the Blackrock Market in the centre of Blackrock, you’ll find 50 stalls selling collectibles, antiques, handmade goods, books, food & there’s free popcorn, ballons & facepainting for the kids.
Open on Saturdays and Bank Holidays: 11:00-17:30, and Sundays: 12:00-17:30.

www.blackrockmarket.com/

Family Workshop – National Gallery

11:00 – 12:00, Sat 04 Jul

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

“Inspired by …. Icons” is the Family workshop (Kids aged 4-10) this week with Sarah Edmonodson. Admission is free and no booking required, but chek the “small print” on the website below.

nationalgallery.ie/en/whatson/Summer_2015/Family_workshop/July4_family.aspx

Outdoor Yoga Class – Stephen’s Green

11:00, Sat 04 Jul

St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2

Every Saturday (until 28 August) the Yoga Hub will run an Outdoor Yoga Class in St. Stephen’s Green near the bandstand.

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

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

www.facebook.com/events/1570921946506107/

Terenure Village Market

11:00 – 16:00, Sat 04 Jul

Bushy Park, Tempelogue Road, Terenure, Dublin 6W

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

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

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/terenurevillagemarket

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Sat 04 Jul

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

Ha’penny Flea Market

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 04 Jul

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

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

www.thegrandsocial.ie/

HOME\SICK – Science Gallery Exhibition

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 04 Jul

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

The Science Gallery exhibition “HOME\SICK – Post-Domestic Bliss” looks at the Home and asks what “Home” really is and also how it could be improved. The word means something different to everyone, but how will the future of technology and design, communities, families, resources, and nations change the nature of what we define as ‘home’?

HOME\SICK is the summer exhibition of the Science Gallery, which usually is the exhibition that is the most accessible and understandable for all ages and that goal was achieved again. It is not the Science Gallery’s best exhibition, but it is still definitely worth a visit.

The exhibition will run from 01 May until 19 July and is open from Tuesday-Sunday (Tues-Fri: 12:00-20:00, Sat+Sun 12:00-18:00). Admission is free.

dublin.sciencegallery.com/

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Sat 04 Jul

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

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

www.ifi.ie/

Vox populi from Iceland – Concert

13:30, Sat 04 Jul

St Ann’s Church, Dawson Street, Dublin 2

Vox Populi from Iceland will perform a light programm of music featuring pop, classical, folk, gospel. Admission is free.

stann.dublin.anglican.org/concerts/index.php

“My Favourites” – Dublin City Walking Tour

14:00 – 16:00, Sat 04 Jul

Spire, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

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

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

www.dublincitywalkingtours.com/

Dublin’s Biggest Pillow Fight

14:00, Sat 04 Jul

Merrion Square, Dublin 2

I am VERY hesitant mentioning this event because I wasn’t able to get confirmation that it has been approved by Dublin City.

Pillow Fights are a lot of fun, but the problem is that they leave a mighty mess and often organisers are not really taking control but let people use all type of pillows. And they also don’t clean up after the event!

Now imagine feathers and plastic fibres mixed up and spread all over a corner of a park. You can imagine that fun vs. pollution is a definite issue in that case and that is where a pillow fight suddenly is not good anymore.

So, if you go to the pillow fight, make sure before you take part that the cleaning up operation is organised!! …and if it isn’t, please walk away!

www.facebook.com/events/857313997676959/

Mini Beast Hunt – Nature event for children

14:00 – 15:30, Sat 04 Jul

Killiney Hill (Meet in the main car park)

Discover mini beasts that crawl, fly, wiggle and scuttle. Then take the bravery test and hold a spider in your hand. A fun event for children that like insects. The event is lead by Claire (Turtle) Patten, OWLS.

Admission is free, but booking is required with Claire via 086 1995659.

events.dlrcoco.ie/event/biodiversity-events

Canny Viking Traders – Drop-in Activity

14:30 – 16:30, Sat 04 Jul

National Museum, Kildare Street (Archaeology), Dublin 2

Some Vikings were fearsome raiders, but many were more peaceful but canny traders. Drop in and discover the handling collection of replica artefacts, the long journeys the Vikings took and what materials they imported and exported to Ireland. Make your own Viking coins and merchant’s pouch to take home.

Located next to the Treasury Exhibition, ground floor. Admission is free. No booking required.

www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx?eventID=4684

Intercultural Tour in Mandarin – Chester Beatty Library

14:30, Sat 04 Jul

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

An Intercultural Tour and Family Friendly Activities in Mandarin Language with Community Ambassador Tiedong Yang will take place.
Meeting point is in the atrium of the Library. Admission is free, no booking required.

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

Irish Artists in France 1860-1915 – Talk

15:00 – 15:30, Sat 04 Jul

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

“Irish Artists in France 1860-1915″ is part of the “Aspects of Art” series of talks based on the Gallery’s collection. This summer series of talks will cover subjects from Caravaggio to the Dutch Golden Age to Jack B. Yeats and will discuss works on display as well as works currently in storage.

Admission is free.

nationalgallery.ie/en/whatson/Summer_2015/Talks/July4_France.aspx

American Independence Weekend at The Church

17:00, Sat 04 Jul

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

The Church will celebrate American Independence Day with an Independence Weekend full of “fun and entertainment”.

On Saturday “Rock of Ages” are kicking off the 4th of July celebrations on the main stage from 22:00. They will play hits from the biggest Rock Bands from the 70s & 80s (e.g. Bon Jovi, AC/DC, Kiss, Whitesnake, etc). Two DJs will also be there.

Admission is free. To bok a table contact reservations@thechurch.ie or call 01-8280102.

www.facebook.com/events/372977989558074/

Heritage Choral Boston – Concert

18:00, Sat 04 Jul

St Ann’s Church, Dawson Street, Dublin 2

The Heritage Choral Boston,USA is on their Irish tour and will perform a cocnert in St. Ann’s. Admission is free

stann.dublin.anglican.org/concerts/index.php

Stars & Stripes forever – Music for Independence Day

18:15, Sat 04 Jul

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

“Stars & Stripes forever – Music for Independance Day” is a programme of American music from screen, stage & concert hall to mark Independence Day. It will be performed by organists Stuart Nicholson & Harry Meehan.

Admission is free, donations after the concert are welcome.

www.stpatrickscathedral.ie/Evening_Concerts.aspx

Dublin Bluegrass Collective – Gig

19:00, Sat 04 Jul

My Meat Wagon, Smithfield Plaza, Dublin 7

The Dublin Bluegrass Collective will play in “My Meat Wagon” at Smithfield Plaza for their 4th of July celebration. Admission seems to be free.

www.facebook.com/events/109424862731182/

13 Kinder – Launch of photographic exhibition

20:00 – 23:00, Sat 04 Jul

The Copper House, Synge Street, Dublin 8

The Copper House Gallery is inviting to the launch of “13 Kinder”, a photographic exhibition by PhotoIreland Festival Portfolio Award winner Christiane Peschek. 13 Kinder will run as part of the main exhibition programme for PhotoIreland Festival 2015.

“13 Kinder explores the captivating process of self projection as seen through the eyes of German and Austrian children, aged between 4 to 10. Christiane Peschek worked with these children for several months, using the question “How do you want to be when you can become whatever is in your mind?” as a starting point. Their responses were represented through visual language, breaking the restraints of the written word, to better realise a child’s view of the world and their position within it. 13 Kinder explores the link between the memory and legacy of the past, the interpretation of the present and the possibility and desire for the future.”

13 Kinder will be on show at The Copper House Gallery from 04-31 July.

Admission to launch and exhibition is free and all are welcome.

www.facebook.com/events/1602122340059058/

Live in Sin É – Gigs

20:00, Sat 04 Jul

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

Live in Sin É will feature a variety of bands and musicians at this weekly gig night on Saturdays. The event is presented by Super Happy Funtimes. Admission is free and the line-up is can be found on the Facebook Page below.

www.facebook.com/shftimes

Saturday Night Live – The Wine Cave

20:00 – 22:30, Sat 04 Jul

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

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

www.facebook.com/KCPeachesWineCave

Toasted Special – Gig

20:00, Sat 04 Jul

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

Toasted Special are playing covers, party songs and mash-ups in the Harbour Bar.

Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/toasted-special2

Being Wrong is Right with Robert Coyle – Comedy

20:30 – 21:30, Sat 04 Jul

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

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

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

Admission is free, but donations are welcome.

www.facebook.com/events/1609921315959650/

Jazz on the Green

21:00 – 23:30, Sat 04 Jul

The Fitzwilliam Hotel Dublin, St. Stephen’s Green

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

This week Tania Notaro (vocals) and Eanna Ryder (piano) will perform.

www.fitzwilliamhoteldublin.com/

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Sat 04 Jul

Stillorgan Orchard, The Hill, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin

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

www.stillorganorchard.com/live_music.html

The Group – Gig

23:55, Sat 04 Jul

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

The Mezz are having a 4th of July Party with The Group. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/mezzdublin

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Belgard Weekend Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 05 Jul

Belgard Road, Dublin 24

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

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

www.facebook.com/belgardmarket

Fitminds – Training with a difference

10:00 – 11:00, Sun 05 Jul

Hampstead Avenue, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

Working towards – a fit mind. Fitminds is a new regular Sunday workshop which brings together the benefits of fitness & Mindfulness training. Move your body first, then meditate… and see how your mind likes it.
Admission is free, but donations are welcome (max EUR 10).

There will be interval training (walk, job, sprint) with varying intensity to accommodate all levels of fitness, followed by meditation. The event is hosted by Backtobasics who are a team of health professionals, personal trainers and wellness practitioners.

Fitminds takes place in the Gym on the Old Hampstead Hospital Grounds on Hampstead Avenue, Glasnevin, Dublin 9, just off Ballymun Road and adjacent to Albert College Park. For questions, ring Peter on 086 217 9917 .

www.facebook.com/events/1591693224415919/

Food & Craft Market – Farmleigh House

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 05 Jul

Farmleigh House, Castleknock end of Phoenix Park, Dublin 15

The Food & Craft Market is back at Farmleigh House this Sunday. It’s a pity that it wasn’t combined with a range of summer events for families that start NEXT week, but the next market then is in August.

The St. George’s Brass Band will play on the bandstand from 14:00-16:00.

Admission is free.

www.farmleigh.ie/events/Title,34467,en.html

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 05 Jul

Jamestown Market, 90 Jamestown Road, Inchicore, Dublin 8

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

www.jamestownmarket.com

Merchants Market

10:00 – 16:30, Sun 05 Jul

Merchants Yard, East Wall Road, Dublin 3

The Merchants Market on East Wall Road is a weekly indoors flea market on Saturdays and Sundays with more than 80 stalls in a big industrial hall. It is just a few minutes walk away from the Point Theatre/O2 (walk in the direction of the Port Tunnel).

After a management change last year, it is not clear how many active stalls/sellers are currently still there and the market could do with some sprucing up and weeding out, but some people still find what they are looking for.

www.facebook.com/MerchantsMarket

Merrion Square Open Air Gallery

10:00 – 18:30, Sun 05 Jul

Merrion Square, Dublin 2

Every Sunday, the Merrion Square Open Air Art Gallery takes place. Up to 200 artists exhibit their paintings on the railings on three sides (West, North and East) of Merrion Square and you can just enjoy the exhibition or even buy.

www.merrionsquareart.com/

Dun Laoghaire Market

11:00 – 16:00, Sun 05 Jul

People’s Park, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

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

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

Felt Making Demonstration

11:00 – 12:30, Sun 05 Jul

Phoenix Park Visitor Centre, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

A Felt Making Demo will take place at the Phoenix Park Visitor Centre. Admission is free.

www.phoenixpark.ie/newsevents/title,34444,en.html

Forgotten Voices – Walking Tour

11:00 – 13:00, Sun 05 Jul

Four Courts, Inns Quay, Dublin 7

“Forgotten Voices” is a 2-hour walking tour that will explore the lives of the people who lived in Dublin’s inner city from the Georgian Period to the middle of the last century.

Meeting point is at the entrance of the Four Courts Dublin. The tour is free but donations are welcome and booking is required via email to jsfolkloregirl024@gmail.com or – if you can’t book beforehand – just show up on the day.

Private group bookings off up to 25 people can be accommodated at a different time and or day on request.

Two tours will take place today, the first one at 11:00 and the second one at 14:00.

Palestrina Choir

11:00, Sun 05 Jul

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

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

www.procathedral.ie/music/this-week

Pure Vintage Fair

11:00 – 17:30, Sun 05 Jul

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

The next Pure Vintage Fair will take place this week and it is what it says on the tin. A market/flea market for vintage items, which will take place on the first Sunday of every month. There will be vintage clothes, furniture, collectibles, jewellery and many more vintage items. Sounds interesting and with 30 stalls, it is well worth a visit. There will also be food, hot drinks and a DJ.

www.facebook.com/purevintagefair01

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Sun 05 Jul

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 05 Jul

Blackrock Market, 19 Main Street, Blackrock, Co. Dublin

At the Blackrock Market in the centre of Blackrock, you’ll find 50 stalls selling collectibles, antiques, handmade goods, books, food & there’s free popcorn, ballons & facepainting for the kids.
Open on Sundays: 12:00-17:30. Open on Saturdays and Bank Holidays: 11:00-17:30.

www.blackrockmarket.com/

Giulia Ballaré – Guitar Concert

12:00, Sun 05 Jul

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

The regular “Sunday at Noon” concerts at the Hugh Lane Gallery are on a Summer Break, but there is more music this week: As part of the Guitar Festival of Ireland (03-06 July), Giulia Ballaré will perform a classical guitar concert in the Gallery on Sunday.

Admission is free with a donation expected at the door. Places are limited, no pre-booking possible. gfi.ie/?product=guilia-ballare-concert

gfi.ie/?p=183

Guided Summer Walks – Botanic Gardens

12:00 – 15:30, Sun 05 Jul

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

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

www.botanicgardens.ie/news/events.htm

HOME\SICK – Science Gallery Exhibition

12:00 – 18:00, Sun 05 Jul

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

The Science Gallery exhibition “HOME\SICK – Post-Domestic Bliss” looks at the Home and asks what “Home” really is and also how it could be improved. The word means something different to everyone, but how will the future of technology and design, communities, families, resources, and nations change the nature of what we define as ‘home’?

HOME\SICK is the summer exhibition of the Science Gallery, which usually is the exhibition that is the most accessible and understandable for all ages and that goal was achieved again. It is not the Science Gallery’s best exhibition, but it is still definitely worth a visit.

The exhibition will run from 01 May until 19 July and is open from Tuesday-Sunday (Tues-Fri: 12:00-20:00, Sat+Sun 12:00-18:00). Admission is free.

dublin.sciencegallery.com/

Sunday at Noon – Summer Break

12:00 – 13:00, Sun 05 Jul

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

Sundays at Noon is on a Summer Break and will be back in September. However, there will be a concert this week as part of the Guitar Festival of Ireland and it is included in the Sunday listings here.

www.hughlane.ie

The Smithfield Summer Picnics

12:00 – 15:00, Sun 05 Jul

Smithfield Square, Dublin 7

From 28 June until 27 September, every Sunday from 12:00-15:00 BlueFire the people behind last years StreetFest at Smithfield are organising an afternoon of events. There will be at least two activities/ workshops/ games/ live bands or performances of some sorts every week.

You are invited to bring your blanket and picnic and have a great afternoon! Admission is free.

This Sunday’s events will feature live music performances from Luke S Clerkin and also from Kate Dineen.
www.facebook.com/events/1011768742180526/

www.facebook.com/SmithfieldPicnics

Low priced books with free delivery!

13:00, Sun 05 Jul

Dublin (various locations)

Free Delivery on all Books at the Book Depository

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

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

www.bookdepository.com?a_aid=dubevg

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RNLI Open Day – Dun Laoghaire

13:00 – 17:00, Sun 05 Jul

East Pier, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

An Open Day at the RNLI, the lifeboat in Dun Laoghaire will take place on Sunday. Tours of the boats and facilities and explanations about their work from the volunteers are part of the programme.

The Irish Coast Guard Rescue 116 SAR helicopter will be making an appearence on Carlisle Pier during the event as well.

Admission is free. The event will take place on Carlisle Pier, which is near the East Pier.

www.facebook.com/events/944126345628595/

Biodiversity Monitoring Talks

14:00, Sun 05 Jul

Farmleigh House, Castleknock end of Phoenix Park, Dublin 15

More Biodiversity Monitoring Talks will take place in July on four Sundays (05+12+19+26 July) in the Arkle Room of Farmleigh House.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dublin Sketchers – Sunday Meet-up

14:00, Sun 05 Jul

Dublin (various locations)

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

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

www.dublinsketchers.blogspot.com/

Stella Bass Jazz Trio

14:00 – 16:00, Sun 05 Jul

Café en Seine, Dawson Street, Dublin 2

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

www.stellabass.com

Family Drawing Sundays

14:30 – 16:30, Sun 05 Jul

Royal Hibernian Academy, 15 Ely Place, Dublin 2

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

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

Frömmel Exhibition – Closing Conversation

15:00 – 16:00, Sun 05 Jul

Irish Museum of Modern Art, Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin 8

To mark the final day of the Frömel exhibition at IMMA, art historian and curator Frances Morris (Director of Collection, International Art, Tate Modern, UK) reflects on her extensive research on post war art and examines how this time of turmoil and vigorous creativity continues to influence artistic practice of the last decades. The conversation is moderated by Seán Kissane (IMMA).

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

www.imma.ie/en/page_237014.htm

Museum Tour – National Print Museum

15:00 – 16:30, Sun 05 Jul

National Print Museum, Beggars Bush, Haddington Road, Dublin 4

Unlike the three branches of the National Museum, the National Print Museum is normally not free, but every Sunday there is a free public tour for the next few weeks. Every visit begins with a short audio-visual presentation where the audience can observe active retired printers providing practical demonstrations of machines from the Museum’s collection.

www.nationalprintmuseum.ie/guided-tours.html

The Great War – Talk

15:00, Sun 05 Jul

Phoenix Park Visitor Centre, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

Sean Connolly will talk about The Great War (i.e. World War I) and he will focus on the origins, major battles and the aftermath of the 1914 – 1918 war. Admission is free.

www.phoenixpark.ie/newsevents/title,34404,en.html

Brian Keary plays Classical Guitar

16:00 – 17:00, Sun 05 Jul

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

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

www.sweeneysdublin.ie/gigs.php

Happenings & Nialler9 aftershow party w/Homebeat

18:00, Sun 05 Jul

East Side Tavern, 104-105 Leeson Street Lower, Dublin 2

After the (non-free) event in Fitzwilliam Square with Ájo Arkestra, Ciaran Lavery and The Booka Brass Band, the after show will take place in the East Side Tavern. There will be Emmet HomeBeat mixing, but there will also live performances. Mutefish, was mentioned as one of the acts during the evening.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/384502801760262/

Jazz & Tapas Dinner

18:00 – 20:30, Sun 05 Jul

Zaragoza, 18 South William Street, Dublin 2

The next Jazz&Tapas Brunch/Dinner in Zaragoza is this Sunday with Filipa Quintino (vocals) and Luke Dunford (piano) performing.

www.zaragozadublin.com/

LJJ Band – Cafe en Seine

18:00 – 20:00, Sun 05 Jul

Café en Seine, Dawson Street, Dublin 2

The wedding and party band The LJJ Band play every Sunday evening in Café en Seine. Admission is free.

www.longjohnjumpband.com/

Sweeney’s Dixieland Jazzmen

18:30 – 20:30, Sun 05 Jul

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

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

www.dublinsessions.ie/sweeneys.html

Jawbone – Acoustic Folk & Blues Night

19:00 – 21:00, Sun 05 Jul

Arthur’s Pub, 28 Thomas Street, Dublin 8

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

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

www.facebook.com/ArthursPub

Kev & Su // The 68s – Gigs

19:00, Sun 05 Jul

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

Kev & Su will be on stage at 19:00 and The 68s will follow at 23:00. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/mezzdublin

Mongoose – Gig

20:00, Sun 05 Jul

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

Mongoose, an all-female, “alty-folky-bluesy” kinda band from Dublin are playing Jazz & Folk and an acoustic melty-pot, with a focus on sweet vocal harmonies.

Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/mongoose1

Apollo Sessions

20:30, Sun 05 Jul

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 05 Jul

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

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

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

Kesh – Gig

21:00, Sun 05 Jul

Peadar Kearney’s, 64 Dame Street, Dublin 2

Irish 4-piece band Kesh from Cork are playing in Peadar Kearney’s and admission is free.

www.facebook.com/PeadarKearneys

Rhythm Rocker

21:00, Sun 05 Jul

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

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

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

www.facebook.com/rhythmrocker

Billy Treacy & The Ha’Penny Heads

21:30, Sun 05 Jul

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

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

www.billytreacy.com/

Cool Hand Dukes

22:00, Sun 05 Jul

Porterhouse Central, 45-47 Nassau Street, Dublin 2

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

www.facebook.com/coolhand.dukes.1

The Dublin Blues Cartel – Gig

22:30, Sun 05 Jul

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

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

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/live-from-the-window-w-the-dublin-blues-cartel-32/

FIFA Women’s World Cup – Final – USA vs Japan

23:55, Sun 05 Jul

Woolshed Bar & Grill, Parnell Street, Dublin 1

The Fifa Women’s World Cup Final will be played on Sunday night in Canada (at 16:00 local time). In Ireland the kick off will be at midnight. Many pubs will probably not show the game due to the late start, but the Woolshed is explicitly inviting to it on the website below. Admission is free.

The final will be between USA and Japan.

www.woolshedbaa.com/dublin/whats-on/football/

Monday 06 Jul

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Family Workshop – National Gallery

11:00 – 12:00, Mon 06 Jul

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

A Drop-in Family Workshop will take place and it is entitled “Inspired by…Impressionism” (Suitable for Ages 4-10). Admission is free and no booking required, but check the “small print” on the website below.

nationalgallery.ie/whatson/Summer_2015/Family_workshop/July6_family.aspx

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Mon 06 Jul

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 06 Jul

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

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

www.ifi.ie/

Impressionism at the NGI – Talk

13:00 – 13:30, Mon 06 Jul

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

The talk “Impressionism at the NGI” is part of the Aspects of Art series of talks based on the Gallery’s collection. This summer series of talks will cover subjects from Caravaggio to the Dutch Golden Age to Jack B. Yeats and will discuss works on display as well as works currently in storage.

Admission is free and no booking required.

nationalgallery.ie/whatson/Summer_2015/Talks/July6_Imp.aspx

Drawing Workshop for adults

15:00 – 16:00, Mon 06 Jul

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

A Drawing Workshop for youths and adults will look at “Drawing the Figure”. Admission is free and no booking required, but places are limited.

nationalgallery.ie/whatson/Summer_2015/Drawing/July6_Figure.aspx

Super Happy Fun Times – Open Mic

19:00, Mon 06 Jul

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

Super Happy Fun Times are running an Open Mic night for Music and Spoken Word every Monday in Sin É.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/shftimes

Pleasing Features – Gig Night

19:30, Mon 06 Jul

Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

The July event of Pleasing Features will have the following bands and performers playing: Alice Kiernan, Look to the Lady, Mr. Rosso, Loop Culture.

Pleasing Features was formed in October 2013 as a project to host live music with innovative acts and a diverse line-up. It began as a monthly live session and now includes a music blog and the beginnings of record label.

theworkmansclub.com/events/pleasing-features-2/

The Light of Day – Film Screening

19:30, Mon 06 Jul

Sugar Club, 8 Lower Leeson Street, Dublin 2

The Light of Day will be screening on Monday in the Sugar Club. The film was produced by graduates of the MSc in Digital Feature Film Production at Filmbaseand tells the story of an amateur film crew that attempts to adapt vampire graphic novel ‘The First Bite is The Deepest’, but things don’t go quite as planned…

Admission is free and tickets can be booked here. The first 50 people arriving with their tickets will get a free beer on arrival. Cast and crew will be in attendance.

www.thesugarclub.com/listings/event/light-of-day-film-screening

Back Door Sessions – Open Mic Night

20:00, Mon 06 Jul

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

This is an open mic night with Special Guests every Monday. Arrive, sign in (from 19:00) and play. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/sweeneysbar

Song Cycle

20:00, Mon 06 Jul

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

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

www.whelanslive.com

Al Porter’s Comedy Shed

20:30, Mon 06 Jul

Woolshed Bar & Grill, Parnell Street, Dublin 1

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

www.woolshedbaa.com/dublin/

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 23:00, Mon 06 Jul

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

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

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

Jazz Jam Session – Grand Social

21:00, Mon 06 Jul

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

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

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

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

Loose – Trad Sessions

21:00 – 23:30, Mon 06 Jul

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

The 4-piece band Loose Trad are performing every Monday in Mother Reilly’s. www.loosetrad.com/ Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/motherreillysADMIN

Patrick Mahony sings Nostalgia

21:00 – 23:00, Mon 06 Jul

Café en Seine, Dawson Street, Dublin 2

Patrick Mahony sings songs from Nat King Cole, Dean Martin, Matt Monro and many more every Monday in the Cafe en Seine. Admission is free.

Tuesday 07 Jul

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“My Favourites” – Dublin City Walking Tour

11:00 – 13:00, Tue 07 Jul

Spire, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

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

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

www.dublincitywalkingtours.com/

Family Workshop – National Gallery

11:00 – 12:00, Tue 07 Jul

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

A Drop-in Family Workshop will take place and it is entitled “Inspired by…the Renaissance” (Suitable for Ages 4-10). Admission is free and no booking required, but check the “small print” on the website below.

nationalgallery.ie/whatson/Summer_2015/Family_workshop/July7_family.aspx

Patchwork Bags – Children Workshop

11:00 – 13:00, Tue 07 Jul

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

Every Tuesday in July (07, 14, 21 + 28 July) , the Irish Patchwork Society is running a workshop for children. In a two hour session children will learn how to piece a patchwork block and then use it to construct a lined bag, using a sewing machine. Suitable for children aged 8 to 12 years.

Admission is free, booking is required via 01 804 0300.

Until 03 August there is also a Patchwork exhibition in the National Botanic Gardens. It is called “Hands across the Border” and is a co-operation between the Northern Ireland Patchwork Guild and the Irish Patchwork Society. Admission is free.

www.botanicgardens.ie/news/events.htm

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Tue 07 Jul

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 French Library Book Bazaar

12:00 – 18:30, Tue 07 Jul

Alliance Francaise, 1 Kildare Street, Dublin 2

The Alliance Francaise will run a French Library Book Bazaar from 07 July – 12 September from Monday-Thursday (12:00-18:30). Assuming that there will be more books to choose from in the beginning rather than at the end. This event will only be listed on Monday and on Thursday of this week.

It is a book flea market with paperbacks, art hardcovers and collections, all available for a small donation of your choice, that will be used for the upkeep of the Library. Bookstalls will be found on three levels: the porch, entrance hall and Library on the first floor. The selection will include cinema, music, art, history, geography, novels, essays, children’s literature and much more.

Admission is free.

alliance-francaise.ie/culture/

Seabird Watching

18:30 – 20:00, Tue 07 Jul

Coliemore Harbour, Dalkey, Co. Dublin

Every Tuesday evening in July (07, 14, 21+28 July) BirdWatch Ireland invites to a Seabird Watching at Coliemore Harbour. There will be experts available as you observe the breeding Terns and other sea birds. No walking required.

Admission is free and no booking required.

events.dlrcoco.ie/event/biodiversity-events

Green Drinks Dublin – Folklore of Irish Wildplants & Herbs

19:00, Tue 07 Jul

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

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

“The Folklore of Irish Wildplants and Herbs”

At this month’s Dublin event Dublin IWT member Niall Mac Coitir will talk about some of the folklore of our native wild plants and herbs, from superstitions to herbal cures. Even within living memory, Irish people had a fund of lore about the plants that surrounded them, which fostered an appreciation of nature we could learn from.

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

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

Ukulele Tuesday

19:45 – 22:00, Tue 07 Jul

Stag’s Head, Dame Lane, Dublin 2

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

www.facebook.com/UkuleleTuesday

Dublin Bluegrass Collective – Gig

20:00, Tue 07 Jul

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

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

www.facebook.com/Sin.E.Pub

Repeal the 8th Ammendment – Public Meeting

20:00, Tue 07 Jul

Graduate Pub, Killiney Shopping Centre, Rochestown Ave, Killiney, Co. Dublin

After the overwhelming success of the Marriage Equality Referendum, TDs Richard Boyd Barrett and Clare Daly and Ailbhe Smyth invite to a public meeting to talk about the inequality and discrimination the 8th ammendment to the constitution, which forbids abortion, still poses. 12 women are forced to travel abroad each day because abortions are forbidden in Ireland.

Join the discussion!

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1667328716831495/

Blue Moon Folk and Blues – Gig

20:30, Tue 07 Jul

The Beerhouse, 84.5 Capel Street, Dublin 1

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

www.beerhousedublin.com/

The Folk Club

20:30, Tue 07 Jul

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

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

www.facebook.com/TheGrandFolkClub

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 23:00, Tue 07 Jul

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

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

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

Phoenix Big Band

21:00 – 23:00, Tue 07 Jul

Tara Towers Hotel, Merrion Road, Dublin 4

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

Admission is free.

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

Camden Sessions – Singer/Songwriter Night

21:30, Tue 07 Jul

Anseo, 18 Camden Street Lower, Dublin 2

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

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

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/TheCamdenSessions

International Bar Jazz Night

21:30, Tue 07 Jul

The International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

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

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

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

www.international-bar.com/jazz/

Wednesday 08 Jul

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Meditate for Palestine

07:30 – 09:00, Wed 08 Jul

Steambox, School Street, Dublin 8

Meditate for Palestine will offer the early riser an opportunity to “sit with the people of Palestine in body, mind and heart”. Meditate for Palestine is a Palfest event and Palfest is an arts festival in solidarity with Palestine.

The meditation will take place from Wednesday until Saturday. On Wed, Thurs + Fri, Vajrashura, manager and teacher at the Dublin Buddhist Centre and member of the Triratna Buddhist Order will explore two forms of meditations. And on Saturday Brother Richard Hendrick from the Capuchin Franciscan Order will link Christian Meditation to modern mindfulness practice.

Admission is free, donations are welcome and you don’t have to stay for the full 1.5 hours, for example if you need to go to work earlier.

www.palfestireland.net/events/mindfulness-for-palestine/

No More – Dublin Remembers the Children of Gaza – Palfest

10:00, Wed 08 Jul

Beach Road, Sandymount, Dublin 4

On the morning of Wednesday, the first day of the arts festival in solidarity with Palestine, PalFest Ireland, the first anniversary of the start of the Israeli bombardment of Gaza will be commeorated with an art installation on Sandymount Strand.

556 white infant vests will be installed on uprights, representing the 556 Palestinian children who were killed in Gaza last July in the Israeli attacks that left over 2,200 Palestinians dead.

www.palfestireland.net/events/exhibitions/

Yoga for Palestine

10:00 – 12:30, Wed 08 Jul

Steambox, School Street, Dublin 8

Yoga for Palestine will be a 1.5 hr Yoga class that is suitable for all levels, ages and abilities. After the Yoga, there will be a short pause and then the opportunity to listen to the Irish-produced radio documentary “Freedom on the Mat” until 12:30.

Yoga for Palestine is a Palfest event and Palfest is an arts festival in solidarity with Palestine.

The yoga will take place from Wednesday until Saturday and will be lead by Estelle Birdy, a Yoga Teacher and Director at the Olive Tree Studio in Dublin.

Admission is free, donations are welcome.

www.palfestireland.net/events/mindfulness-for-palestine/

Family Workshop – National Gallery

11:00 – 12:00, Wed 08 Jul

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

A Drop-in Family Workshop will take place and it is entitled “Inspired by…Cubism” (Suitable for Ages 4-10). Admission is free and no booking required, but check the “small print” on the website below.

nationalgallery.ie/whatson/Summer_2015/Family_workshop/July8_family.aspx

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Wed 08 Jul

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 08 Jul

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

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

www.ifi.ie/

Army no. 1 Band Lunchtime Performance

13:00 – 14:00, Wed 08 Jul

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

The Army No 1 Band will perform in the St. Patrick’s Park next to St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Admission is free.

merrionsquare.ie/index.php/army-no-1-band-lunchtime-performance/

Support the Dublin Event Guide – Buy your books here!

13:00, Wed 08 Jul

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Theatre for Palestine – Palfest

13:00, Wed 08 Jul

New Theatre, 43 East Essex St, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

A range of plays are performed during Palfest, the arts festival in solidarity with Palestine. Find all details on the website below.

+ Wed 08 July – 13:00: The Luther by Lucy Caldwell
Venue: The New Theatre, Temple Bar, Dublin 2. Adm free, donations welcome.

+ Wed 08 July – 15:30: The Gaza Monologues
Venue: The Pearse Centre, 27 Pearse Street, Dublin 2. Adm free, donations welcome.

+ Thurs 09 July – 13:00: Bitterenders
Venue: The New Theatre, Temple Bar, Dublin 2. Adm free, donations welcome.

+ Thurs 09 July – 20:00: We are Rachel Corrie + What’s left of the Flag
Venue: O’Reilly Theatre, Belvedere College, Great Denmark Street, Dublin 1. Admission: EUR 10 via website below.

+ Fri 10 July – 13:00: The Olive Tree
Venue: The New Theatre, Temple Bar, Dublin 2. Adm free, donations welcome.

+ Fri 10 July – 21:45: Seven Jewish Children (10 min performance after main evening performance)
Venue: Abbey Theatre, Abbey Street, Dublin 1. Adm free, donations welcome.

+ Sat 11 July – 14:00: Foot – One-man play by US-based Palestinian writer Ismail Khalidi, about a young Palestinian footballer.
Venue: Dalymount Park Members Lounge. Adm free, donations welcome.

www.palfestireland.net/events/theatre/

Tumbleweed – Gig in Music Library

13:00, Wed 08 Jul

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

“Tumbleweed” with John Denham on Banjo, Brendan Bracken on Mouth Organ and John Byrne on Guitar and Vocals will play popular Irish Music / Country / Bluegrass/ Mouth Organ.

Admission is free and all are welcome.

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

Film for Palestine – Palfest

14:00, Wed 08 Jul

Pearse Centre, 27 Pearse Street, Dublin 2

During Palfest, the arts festival in solidarity with Palestine, a number of films will be screened that deal with the conflict:

+ Wed 08 July – 14:00: Small Hands in Handcuffs – The Story of a 16 year old Irish boy who travelled to Palestine to find out what it’s like to be a child who lives in fear of arrest. Venue: Pearse Centre, 27 Pearse Street, Dublin 1
Admission is free, donations welcome

+ Thurs 09 July – 16:00: Flying Paper – Uplifting story of resilient Palestinian youth in the Gaza Strip on a quest to shatter the Guinness World Record for the most kites ever flown. Venue: Pearse Centre, 27 Pearse Street, Dublin 1
Admission is free, donations welcome

+ Fri 10 July – 16:00: Five Broken Cameras – First-hand account of non-violent resistance in Bil’in, Westbank
Venue: Pearse Centre, 27 Pearse Street, Dublin 1. Admission is free, donations welcome

+ Sat 11 July – 16:00: Open Bethlehem – Epic film about a legendary town in crisis.
Venue: O’Reilly Theatre, Belvedere College, Great Denmark Street, Dublin 1. Admission free, donations welcome.

www.palfestireland.net/events/film/

Secret of Kells – Film Screening

14:00, Wed 08 Jul

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

The Film Screening of “Secret of Kells” will take place in the Chester Bearry Library. It is a beautifully animated story of a young monk in medieval Ireland on a dangerous quest to help complete an ancient but unfinished book. It was nominated for the 2010 Academy Award for Best Animated Feature Film. (2009; PG; 75 min).

Admission is free, no booking required.

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

Mary Mary Viking Storyteller – Storytelling for kids

15:00, Wed 08 Jul

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

Púca Puppets are bringing Mary Mary Viking Storyteller to the Central Library on 08 July and also Charleville Mall, Inchicore, Pembroke, Raheny, and Ringsend on other dates in July.

Viking Story Teller Mary Mary delights children aged 6-10 years and their families with an old tale and invites them to respond through drawing or writing to their own favourites or in the creation of new characters and stories.

Admission is free but booking is necessary. For the Central Library you can book via 01-8734333

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

Temple Bar “Night” Market

15:00 – 20:00, Wed 08 Jul

Temple Bar Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

The Temple Bar “Night” Market is more an afternoon and evening market (15:00-20:00) and it takes place every Wednesday until 19 August.

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

www.facebook.com/LoveTempleBar

Havana International Language Exchange

16:30 – 19:30, Wed 08 Jul

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

185th Annual Exhibition Art Form Evenings: Photography

17:30, Wed 08 Jul

RHA Gallery, Ely Place, Dublin 2

Join Amelia Stein RHA and exhibiting photographers for a walk and talk of the Photography section of this year’s Annual Exhibition in the RHA.

Admission is free and no booking required. A donation of EUR 5 is suggested (into the collection box in the foyer).

www.rhagallery.ie/lectures/185th-annual-exhibition-art-form-evenings-photography/

Painter George Campbell – Documentary Screening

18:00, Wed 08 Jul

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

Pearse Street Library are screening the documentary of the life of Irish painter George Campbell. Campbell spent most of his adult life living and painting in Spain. The screening will be followed by Q and A with Antonio Sierra.

Admission is free. Light refreshments are served from 17:30. Booking required via 01 8744888

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

Introducing Psychology Lecture Series

18:30 – 19:30, Wed 08 Jul

PCI College, 7 Burgh Quay, Dublin 2

The PCI College is inviting you to series of free lectures, exploring some of the most topical and thought-provoking current issues, using modern psychological research and concepts.

Join Dr. Derek Dorris, PCI College President Eoin Stephens and PCI College Lecturer Jade Mullen for one-hour lectures, introducing you to the study of psychology and the fascinating research that allows us to understand how our brains develop, work and make us who we are, collectively and individually.

The first lecture is “Shades of Grey or Black & White Issues? Current Views on the Psychology of Problematic Seksual Behaviours” with Eoin Stephens – Introducing Personality & Abnormal Psychology

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

pcicollege.ie/introducing-psychology-lectures

Brand New Switcharoo – Roots Gig

20:00, Wed 08 Jul

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

“Brand New Switcharoo” are playing Roots and Americana every Wednesday in the Harbour Bar, Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on

King Kong Club

20:00, Wed 08 Jul

Mercantile, 28 Dame Street, Dublin 2

The King Kong Club is a weekly music game-show in the Mercantile. Each week 6-7 bands/solo artists play three songs each. At the end of all the performances a clap-off with the King Kong Club Clap-o-Meter takes place and the winner goes through to a semi-final and it all culminates after six months of competition with The Grand Final, held in front of a panel of celebrity judges.

Check the Facebook Page below for the line-up.

www.facebook.com/TheKingKongClubDublin

Talk for Palestine – Palfest

20:00, Wed 08 Jul

O’Reilly Theatre, Belvedere College, 6 Great Denmark Street, Dublin 1

Under the headline “Talks for Palestine”, the Arts Festival in solidarity with Palestine, Palfest, invites to a variety of talks about the topic:

+ Wed 08 July – 20:00: “Incited in Israel, inflicted on Gaza – Hate”
by journalist David Sheen, preceeded by a Gaza witness report by Garry Walsh of Trocaire. Venue: O’Reilly Theatre. Admission is free, donations are welcome

+ Thurs 09 July – 18:00: Panel Discussion “Everything you ever wanted to know about Palestine and Israel but were afraid to ask”
with Richard Irvine (Palestine education iniative) Jo Bird (Jewish Voice for Just Peace) and Dr Yaser Alashqar (Trinity College).
Venue: TCD School of Ecumenics, Room G16, near Science Gallery. Admission is free, donations welcome.

+ Fri 10 July – 12:30: Book Signing “Night in Gaza” with Dr. Mads Gilbert
Venue: Hodges Figgis, 56 Dawson Street, Dublin 2

+ Fri 10 July – 19:00: Night in Gaza
by Norwegian surgeon Dr. Mads Gilbert, who worked in al-Shifa hospital in Gaza during the attacks last year. Venue: O’Reilly Theatre. Admission: EUR 7 (tickets via website below)

+ Sat 11 July – 11:00-12:30 The Taste of Injustice – Farmers, Fishermen, Food and Occupation
with Elaine Bradley, Human Rights and BDS Activist. Venue: Dublin Food Co-op, Newmarket, Dublin 8
Admission free, donations welcome.

www.palfestireland.net/events/talks-lectures/

Young Bands for Palestine

20:00 – 22:00, Wed 08 Jul

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

Three young bands will perform in Sweeney’s at this Palfest event. The Palfest is an arts festival in solidarity with Palestine. The bands will be followed by Bludy Ends and DJs.

Admission is free, donations are welcome.

www.palfestireland.net/events/music-2/

Anseo Comedy Club

20:30, Wed 08 Jul

Anseo, 18 Camden Street Lower, Dublin 2

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

Admission is free, donations are welcome.

www.facebook.com/StandUpComedyClub

The Song Room (open mic)

20:30, Wed 08 Jul

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

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

www.theglobe.ie/events

The Zodiac Sessions (open mic)

20:30, Wed 08 Jul

Bruxelles, Harry Street, Dublin 2

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

www.facebook.com/zodiacsessions

Bad Boy Jake

21:00, Wed 08 Jul

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 08 Jul

Leeson Lounge, 148 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4

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

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

Jazz Pigs – Gig

21:30, Wed 08 Jul

4 Dame Lane, Dame Lane, Dublin 2

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

www.facebook.com/dublinjazzpigs

Trad Session

21:30, Wed 08 Jul

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

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

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Meditate for Palestine

07:30 – 09:00, Thu 09 Jul

Steambox, School Street, Dublin 8

Meditate for Palestine will offer the early riser an opportunity to “sit with the people of Palestine in body, mind and heart”. Meditate for Palestine is a Palfest event and Palfest is an arts festival in solidarity with Palestine.

The meditation will take place from Wednesday until Saturday. On Wed, Thurs + Fri, Vajrashura, manager and teacher at the Dublin Buddhist Centre and member of the Triratna Buddhist Order will explore two forms of meditations. And on Saturday Brother Richard Hendrick from the Capuchin Franciscan Order will link Christian Meditation to modern mindfulness practice.

Admission is free, donations are welcome and you don’t have to stay for the full 1.5 hours, for example if you need to go to work earlier.

www.palfestireland.net/events/mindfulness-for-palestine/

Yoga for Palestine

10:00 – 12:30, Thu 09 Jul

Steambox, School Street, Dublin 8

Yoga for Palestine will be a 1.5 hr Yoga class that is suitable for all levels, ages and abilities. After the Yoga, there will be a short pause and then the opportunity to listen to the Irish-produced radio documentary “Freedom on the Mat” until 12:30.

Yoga for Palestine is a Palfest event and Palfest is an arts festival in solidarity with Palestine.

The yoga will take place from Wednesday until Saturday and will be lead by Estelle Birdy, a Yoga Teacher and Director at the Olive Tree Studio in Dublin.

Admission is free, donations are welcome.

www.palfestireland.net/events/mindfulness-for-palestine/

Family Workshop – National Gallery

11:00 – 12:00, Thu 09 Jul

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

A Drop-in Family Workshop will take place and it is entitled “Inspired by…Pointillism” (Suitable for Ages 4-10). Admission is free and no booking required, but check the “small print” on the website below.

nationalgallery.ie/whatson/Summer_2015/Family_workshop/July9_family.aspx

Grangegorman Military Cemetery – Tour

11:00, Thu 09 Jul

Grangegorman Cemetery, Blackhorse Avenue, Dublin 7

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

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

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Thu 09 Jul

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

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

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

The Green Door Market

12:00 – 16:00, Thu 09 Jul

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

185th Annual Exhibition Lunchtime Talk

13:00, Thu 09 Jul

RHA Gallery, Ely Place, Dublin 2

Enjoy a walk and talk of the 185th Annual Exhibition with Colin Martin RHA, RHA School Principal, when he will share his highlights of the show.

Admission is free with a suggested donation of EUR 5 into the donation box in the foyer. No booking required.

www.rhagallery.ie/lectures/185th-annual-exhibition-lunchtime-talk-7/

Theatre for Palestine – Palfest

13:00, Thu 09 Jul

New Theatre, 43 East Essex St, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

A range of plays are performed during Palfest, the arts festival in solidarity with Palestine. Find all details on the website below.

+ Wed 08 July – 13:00: The Luther by Lucy Caldwell
Venue: The New Theatre, Temple Bar, Dublin 2. Adm free, donations welcome.

+ Wed 08 July – 15:30: The Gaza Monologues
Venue: The Pearse Centre, 27 Pearse Street, Dublin 2. Adm free, donations welcome.

+ Thurs 09 July – 13:00: Bitterenders
Venue: The New Theatre, Temple Bar, Dublin 2. Adm free, donations welcome.

+ Thurs 09 July – 20:00: We are Rachel Corrie + What’s left of the Flag
Venue: O’Reilly Theatre, Belvedere College, Great Denmark Street, Dublin 1. Admission: EUR 10 via website below.

+ Fri 10 July – 13:00: The Olive Tree
Venue: The New Theatre, Temple Bar, Dublin 2. Adm free, donations welcome.

+ Fri 10 July – 21:45: Seven Jewish Children (10 min performance after main evening performance)
Venue: Abbey Theatre, Abbey Street, Dublin 1. Adm free, donations welcome.

+ Sat 11 July – 14:00: Foot – One-man play by US-based Palestinian writer Ismail Khalidi, about a young Palestinian footballer.
Venue: Dalymount Park Members Lounge. Adm free, donations welcome.

www.palfestireland.net/events/theatre/

Theatre for Palestine – Palfest

13:00, Thu 09 Jul

New Theatre, 43 East Essex St, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

A range of plays are performed during Palfest, the arts festival in solidarity with Palestine. Find all details on the website below.

+ Wed 08 July – 13:00: The Luther by Lucy Caldwell
Venue: The New Theatre, Temple Bar, Dublin 2. Adm free, donations welcome.

+ Wed 08 July – 15:30: The Gaza Monologues
Venue: The Pearse Centre, 27 Pearse Street, Dublin 2. Adm free, donations welcome.

+ Thurs 09 July – 13:00: Bitterenders
Venue: The New Theatre, Temple Bar, Dublin 2. Adm free, donations welcome.

+ Thurs 09 July – 20:00: We are Rachel Corrie + What’s left of the Flag
Venue: O’Reilly Theatre, Belvedere College, Great Denmark Street, Dublin 1. Admission: EUR 10 via website below.

+ Fri 10 July – 13:00: The Olive Tree
Venue: The New Theatre, Temple Bar, Dublin 2. Adm free, donations welcome.

+ Fri 10 July – 21:45: Seven Jewish Children (10 min performance after main evening performance)
Venue: Abbey Theatre, Abbey Street, Dublin 1. Adm free, donations welcome.

+ Sat 11 July – 14:00: Foot – One-man play by US-based Palestinian writer Ismail Khalidi, about a young Palestinian footballer.
Venue: Dalymount Park Members Lounge. Adm free, donations welcome.

www.palfestireland.net/events/theatre/

Wood Quay Summer Sessions

13:00 – 14:00, Thu 09 Jul

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

The Wood Quay Summer Sessions, five 1-hour long open air gigs, will take place for the first time this year.

Throughout July, Dublin City is inviting to this lunchtime event every Thursday at the outdoors “Amphitheatre” between Christ Church and the Dublin Civic Offices.

The line-up for the five weeks is:
+ 02 July: Rob Walsh // Travis Oaks
+ 09 July: David Keenan // Third Smoke
+ 16 July: Sinead White // Cry Monster Cry
+ 23 July: O Sister // Bunoscionn
+ 30 July: Elephant // The Flaws

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/WoodQuaySummerSessions2015

World Dance Music Performance

13:00 – 14:00, Thu 09 Jul

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

On Thursday, World Dance Music with Luke Tobin and Gerard O’Boyle who will play classical guitar will perform in the Central Library. Admission is free, but booking is recommended via 01 6744888

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

Lunchtime Recital: Janyce Condon (soprano)

13:15, Thu 09 Jul

St Ann’s Church, Dawson Street, Dublin 2

Soprano Janyce Condon will sing Strauss Lieder and some Spanish Songs. Admission is free, donations are welcome.

stann.dublin.anglican.org/concerts/index.php

Patchwork – Adult Beginners Workshop

15:00, Thu 09 Jul

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

Every Thursday in July (09, 16, 23 + 30 July) the Irish Patchwork Society is running a beginners workshop for adults.

You will learn simple patchwork techniques and will have the opportunity to work on a small piece of handwork.

Admission is free, booking is required via 01 804 0300.

Until 03 August there is also a Patchwork exhibition in the National Botanic Gardens. It is called “Hands across the Border” and is a co-operation between the Northern Ireland Patchwork Guild and the Irish Patchwork Society. Admission is free.

www.botanicgardens.ie/news/events.htm

Film for Palestine – Palfest

16:00, Thu 09 Jul

Pearse Centre, 27 Pearse Street, Dublin 2

During Palfest, the arts festival in solidarity with Palestine, a number of films will be screened that deal with the conflict:

+ Wed 08 July – 14:00: Small Hands in Handcuffs – The Story of a 16 year old Irish boy who travelled to Palestine to find out what it’s like to be a child who lives in fear of arrest. Venue: Pearse Centre, 27 Pearse Street, Dublin 1
Admission is free, donations welcome

+ Thurs 09 July – 16:00: Flying Paper – Uplifting story of resilient Palestinian youth in the Gaza Strip on a quest to shatter the Guinness World Record for the most kites ever flown. Venue: Pearse Centre, 27 Pearse Street, Dublin 1
Admission is free, donations welcome

+ Fri 10 July – 16:00: Five Broken Cameras – First-hand account of non-violent resistance in Bil’in, Westbank
Venue: Pearse Centre, 27 Pearse Street, Dublin 1. Admission is free, donations welcome

+ Sat 11 July – 16:00: Open Bethlehem – Epic film about a legendary town in crisis.
Venue: O’Reilly Theatre, Belvedere College, Great Denmark Street, Dublin 1. Admission free, donations welcome.

www.palfestireland.net/events/film/

Spanish Film Screening: Arrugas

17:30, Thu 09 Jul

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

The Spanish Film “Arrugas/Wrinkles” will be screened in the CineCafe Club of the Instituto Cervantes and the Pearse Street Library. The screening will be in Spanish. (Usually there are English subtitles, but that has not been specified explicitly in this case.)

Admission is free.

dublin.cervantes.es/FichasCultura/Ficha99678_16_2.htm

Brazilian Dance – Forró

18:00, Thu 09 Jul

D-One Bar, 89 Capel Street, Dublin 1

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

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/donebardublin

Little Museum of Dublin – Free Admission Thursday

18:00 – 20:00, Thu 09 Jul

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

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

Visit the museum and find out lots more about Dublin. A new exhibition at the Little Museum is “Dear Christy: The Christy Brown Collection”. It is the first time that Christy’s personal archive will go on view. You can visit that exhibition as well when you are there on Thursday.

www.littlemuseum.ie/

Talk for Palestine – Palfest

18:00, Thu 09 Jul

TCD School of Ecumenics, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 2

Under the headline “Talks for Palestine”, the Arts Festival in solidarity with Palestine, Palfest, invites to a variety of talks about the topic:

+ Wed 08 July – 20:00: “Incited in Israel, inflicted on Gaza – Hate”
by journalist David Sheen, preceeded by a Gaza witness report by Garry Walsh of Trocaire. Venue: O’Reilly Theatre. Admission is free, donations are welcome

+ Thurs 09 July – 18:00: Panel Discussion “Everything you ever wanted to know about Palestine and Israel but were afraid to ask”
with Richard Irvine (Palestine education iniative) Jo Bird (Jewish Voice for Just Peace) and Dr Yaser Alashqar (Trinity College).
Venue: TCD School of Ecumenics, Room G16, near Science Gallery. Admission is free, donations welcome.

+ Fri 10 July – 12:30: Book Signing “Night in Gaza” with Dr. Mads Gilbert
Venue: Hodges Figgis, 56 Dawson Street, Dublin 2

+ Fri 10 July – 19:00: Night in Gaza
by Norwegian surgeon Dr. Mads Gilbert, who worked in al-Shifa hospital in Gaza during the attacks last year. Venue: O’Reilly Theatre. Admission: EUR 7 (tickets via website below)

+ Sat 11 July – 11:00-12:30 The Taste of Injustice – Farmers, Fishermen, Food and Occupation
with Elaine Bradley, Human Rights and BDS Activist. Venue: Dublin Food Co-op, Newmarket, Dublin 8
Admission free, donations welcome.

www.palfestireland.net/events/talks-lectures/

Car Boot Sale – Tallaght

18:30 – 22:00, Thu 09 Jul

Tallaght Stadium, Whitestown Way, Tallaght, Co. Dublin

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

www.facebook.com/irishcarboot

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

19:00 – 21:00, Thu 09 Jul

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/

Blues/Roots/Rock/Soul – Thursdays at Arthurs – Gig

19:00, Thu 09 Jul

Arthur’s Pub, 28 Thomas Street, Dublin 8

A weekly live music gig of the genres Blues/Roots/Rock/Soul will take place in Arthur’s Pub with weekly changing performers:

+ 1st Thursday: Ben Prevo
+ 2nd Thursday: Declan Kennedy
+ 3rd Thursday: Dermot Byrne
+ 4th Thursday: Mick Pyro

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/ArthursPub

The Xchange – Language Exchange & Music

19:00, Thu 09 Jul

Slattery’s Bar, 129 Capel Street, Dublin 1

Every Thursday, the Xchange invites to a Language Exchange (19:00-20:30), followed by live music (21:00-23:30) by up and coming local and international artists.

Admission is free before 20:00 and free finger food is provided.

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

Heroines – Exhibition Launch

19:30, Thu 09 Jul

Bleeding Horse Creative Space, 24-25 Upper Camden Street, Dublin 2

Heroines is an exhibition of pen & ink illustrations by Ariyana Ahmad. The exhibition will be open daily from 12:00 until 30 August. The launch will be on Thursday.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/100554226947853/

Dimestore Recordings presents

20:00, Thu 09 Jul

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

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

www.facebook.com/DimeStoreRecords

Maud in Cahoots – Gig

20:00, Thu 09 Jul

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

Maud in Cahoots are playing Alt Pop. Special guests are Paddy Dennehy & The Red Herring. Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/maud-in-cahoots-event

Singer Songwriter Night – Mother Reilly’s

21:00, Thu 09 Jul

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

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

www.facebook.com/motherreillysADMIN

Brady’s Fun Pub Quiz

21:30, Thu 09 Jul

Brady’s Pub, 5 Terenure Place, Terenure, Dublin 6

A Fun Pub Quiz takes place in Brady’s in Terenure on Thurs. The quiz will be on every Thursday night in the Lounge at Brady’s. Keith McLoughlin is the Quiz Master.

There will be six rounds of the quiz with picture questions, audio questions and general knowledge questions. Admission to the quiz is free and therr will be free drink vouchers for the winning and runner up teams. (No phones to get answers allowed.)

www.gumtree.ie/a-events-gigs-nightlife/dublin/brady-s-fun-pub-quiz-back-thursday-8th-jan-2015/1001225919300910319322809

International Bar Jazz Night

21:30, Thu 09 Jul

The International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

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

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

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

www.international-bar.com/jazz/

Left, Right & Centre – Blues+Soul

21:30, Thu 09 Jul

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

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

www.frankryans.com

McNeills Trad Music Pub Sessions

21:30, Thu 09 Jul

J. McNeills, 140 Capel Street, Dublin 7

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

www.facebook.com/McNeillsPubSessions

Woolshed Karaoke

21:30, Thu 09 Jul

Woolshed Bar & Grill, Parnell Street, Dublin 1

The Woolshed Karaoke is happening every Thursday from 21:30. Anyone can participate! Admission is free.

www.woolshedbaa.com/dublin/

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Meditate for Palestine

07:30 – 09:00, Fri 10 Jul

Steambox, School Street, Dublin 8

Meditate for Palestine will offer the early riser an opportunity to “sit with the people of Palestine in body, mind and heart”. Meditate for Palestine is a Palfest event and Palfest is an arts festival in solidarity with Palestine.

The meditation will take place from Wednesday until Saturday. On Wed, Thurs + Fri, Vajrashura, manager and teacher at the Dublin Buddhist Centre and member of the Triratna Buddhist Order will explore two forms of meditations. And on Saturday Brother Richard Hendrick from the Capuchin Franciscan Order will link Christian Meditation to modern mindfulness practice.

Admission is free, donations are welcome and you don’t have to stay for the full 1.5 hours, for example if you need to go to work earlier.

www.palfestireland.net/events/mindfulness-for-palestine/

Yoga for Palestine

10:00 – 12:30, Fri 10 Jul

Steambox, School Street, Dublin 8

Yoga for Palestine will be a 1.5 hr Yoga class that is suitable for all levels, ages and abilities. After the Yoga, there will be a short pause and then the opportunity to listen to the Irish-produced radio documentary “Freedom on the Mat” until 12:30.

Yoga for Palestine is a Palfest event and Palfest is an arts festival in solidarity with Palestine.

The yoga will take place from Wednesday until Saturday and will be lead by Estelle Birdy, a Yoga Teacher and Director at the Olive Tree Studio in Dublin.

Admission is free, donations are welcome.

www.palfestireland.net/events/mindfulness-for-palestine/

Family Workshop – National Gallery

11:00 – 12:00, Fri 10 Jul

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

A Drop-in Family Workshop will take place and it is entitled “Inspired by…the Baroque” (Suitable for Ages 4-10). Admission is free and no booking required, but check the “small print” on the website below.

nationalgallery.ie/whatson/Summer_2015/Family_workshop/July10_family.aspx

Monto Lunchtime Picnic – Art & Music

11:00 – 14:00, Fri 10 Jul

Liberty Park, Foley Street, Dublin 1

The Five Visual Arts Spaces in the formerly nicknamed Monto area (The LAB Gallery, ArtBox, Oonagh Young Gallery, Talbot Gallery & Studios and Fire Station Artists’ Studios) would like to invite to to the MONTO Picnic. Bring a picnic and join them at Liberty park for a tour of the galleries, music, art, and hear about the history of the area.

The tour of the art spaces starts at 11:00 at Connolly Station and you can book your place here. At 12:30 an Opera in the Open performance from Romeo & Juliet will take place and Dale O’Hanlon (Singer/Songwriter) will perform at 13:00. At 13:45, Terry Fagan will run a Talk & Tour called “History of the Monto”.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/960679007310816/

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Fri 10 Jul

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

City Spectacular

12:00 – 19:00, Fri 10 Jul

Merrion Square, Dublin 2

The best festival of the year is back from Fri 10 – Sun 12 July!! The City Spectacular (formerly: Street Performance World Championship) will be in Merrion Square from Friday until Monday and while the main activities will be on Saturday and Sunday, there will already be 18 performances on Friday on two pitches in the park.

And there is more good news: The Space Cowboy and Mario the Queen of the Circus will be back, two of the best Street Performers!

So if you can’t make Saturday or Sunday, then Friday is your opportunity to go to the City Spectacular. Either way, don’t miss it!

All the performances and events are listed on the website below and in the downloadable schedule & map (in PDF here).

cityspectacular.com/

The Green Door Market

12:00 – 19:00, Fri 10 Jul

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

Talk for Palestine – Palfest

12:30, Fri 10 Jul

Hodges Figgis, 56-58 Dawson Street, Dublin 2

Under the headline “Talks for Palestine”, the Arts Festival in solidarity with Palestine, Palfest, invites to a variety of talks about the topic:

+ Wed 08 July – 20:00: “Incited in Israel, inflicted on Gaza – Hate”
by journalist David Sheen, preceeded by a Gaza witness report by Garry Walsh of Trocaire. Venue: O’Reilly Theatre. Admission is free, donations are welcome

+ Thurs 09 July – 18:00: Panel Discussion “Everything you ever wanted to know about Palestine and Israel but were afraid to ask”
with Richard Irvine (Palestine education iniative) Jo Bird (Jewish Voice for Just Peace) and Dr Yaser Alashqar (Trinity College).
Venue: TCD School of Ecumenics, Room G16, near Science Gallery. Admission is free, donations welcome.

+ Fri 10 July – 12:30: Book Signing “Night in Gaza” with Dr. Mads Gilbert
Venue: Hodges Figgis, 56 Dawson Street, Dublin 2

+ Fri 10 July – 19:00: Night in Gaza
by Norwegian surgeon Dr. Mads Gilbert, who worked in al-Shifa hospital in Gaza during the attacks last year. Venue: O’Reilly Theatre. Admission: EUR 7 (tickets via website below)

+ Sat 11 July – 11:00-12:30 The Taste of Injustice – Farmers, Fishermen, Food and Occupation
with Elaine Bradley, Human Rights and BDS Activist. Venue: Dublin Food Co-op, Newmarket, Dublin 8
Admission free, donations welcome.

www.palfestireland.net/events/talks-lectures/

Drawing Workshop for adults: Portraits

15:00 – 16:00, Fri 10 Jul

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

A Drawing Workshop for youths and adults will look at “Drawing Portraits”. Admission is free and no booking required, but places are limited.

nationalgallery.ie/whatson/Summer_2015/Drawing/July10_Portraits.aspx

Poetry for Palestine

15:00, Fri 10 Jul

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

At Poetry for Palestine, Irish poets will read in solidarity with Palestine, and Palestinian guests will read a favourite poem.

Featured poets include Seamus Cashman and John F. Deane, who have written about their experiences in Palestine; Pat Boran, publisher, Dedalus Press; Rita Ann Higgins, poet and dramatist from Galway and Catherine Ann Cullen from Dublin. Palestinian guests include photographer Fatin Al Tamimi and masters student Sara Al Bayyari.

The reading is an act of memory for those killed in Gaza in July 2014 and a show of support for the people in Palestine.

The event will take place in the Silk Road Café on the ground floor of the Chester Beatty Library.

www.poetryireland.ie/whats-on/poetry-for-palestine

Film for Palestine – Palfest

16:00, Fri 10 Jul

Pearse Centre, 27 Pearse Street, Dublin 2

During Palfest, the arts festival in solidarity with Palestine, a number of films will be screened that deal with the conflict:

+ Wed 08 July – 14:00: Small Hands in Handcuffs – The Story of a 16 year old Irish boy who travelled to Palestine to find out what it’s like to be a child who lives in fear of arrest. Venue: Pearse Centre, 27 Pearse Street, Dublin 1
Admission is free, donations welcome

+ Thurs 09 July – 16:00: Flying Paper – Uplifting story of resilient Palestinian youth in the Gaza Strip on a quest to shatter the Guinness World Record for the most kites ever flown. Venue: Pearse Centre, 27 Pearse Street, Dublin 1
Admission is free, donations welcome

+ Fri 10 July – 16:00: Five Broken Cameras – First-hand account of non-violent resistance in Bil’in, Westbank
Venue: Pearse Centre, 27 Pearse Street, Dublin 1. Admission is free, donations welcome

+ Sat 11 July – 16:00: Open Bethlehem – Epic film about a legendary town in crisis.
Venue: O’Reilly Theatre, Belvedere College, Great Denmark Street, Dublin 1. Admission free, donations welcome.

www.palfestireland.net/events/film/

Cornucopia – Live Music

19:30 – 21:30, Fri 10 Jul

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

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

www.cornucopia.ie

Music for Inner Peace – Concert

19:30, Fri 10 Jul

St Ann’s Church, Dawson Street, Dublin 2

‘Songs of the Soul’ presents “Music for Inner Peace”. a journey into a beauty, power and vastness of Sri Chinmoy’s musical compositions. “Experience the resonance of mantric music arranged with Eastern and Westerns instruments. A journey into the beauty, power and vastness of musical compositions that will lift you, heart and soul.”

Admission is free. To book a place call 085–1450880 (www.lotusyoga.ie/events.html)

stann.dublin.anglican.org/concerts/index.php

The Jumptones – Gig

20:00, Fri 10 Jul

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

The Jumptones play Rockabilly, music from the 1950s like it was played back in the hayday’s of rock’n'roll. Admission is free.

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

Bal Folk – European Folk Dance Session

20:00, Fri 10 Jul

Tap Bar, 44 North King Street, Dublin 7

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

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

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

Live in Sin É – Gigs

20:00, Fri 10 Jul

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

A weekly Gig Night in Sin É, organised and presented by Super Happy Fun Times takes place every Friday and admission is free. The line-up can be found on the Facebook Page below.

www.facebook.com/shftimes

Imelda May Tribute with Donna Dunne

20:30, Fri 10 Jul

The Liberty Belle, 33 Francis Street, Dublin 8

On Imelda May’s birthday on Friday, Donna Dunne and her band will perform the music of Imelda May and more as a tribute.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/721473594646113/

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Fri 10 Jul

Stillorgan Orchard, The Hill, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin

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

www.stillorganorchard.com/live_music.html

Mark Campbell – Gig

21:00, Fri 10 Jul

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

Mark Campbell from Monaghan is performing in Mother Reilly’s.

Admission is free.

dublinsessions.ie/mother-reillys/

Musica do Brasil – Marco Belinasi & Regina Mancebo

21:00, Fri 10 Jul

Arthur’s Pub, 28 Thomas Street, Dublin 8

Marco Belinasi and Regina Mancebo are performing Barzlian Music in Arthur’s Pub while on their European Tour.
And they have special guests: Rodrigo Silva, Sara Elizabete da Silva and Robson Rocha and Thiago Souza,.

Doors at 20:00. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1085308174816011/

Ska ‘n’ Reggae with The Bionic Rats

21:00 – 02:30, Fri 10 Jul

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

Donna Dunne and Band – Gig

23:55, Fri 10 Jul

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

Donna Dunne and Band will play Rock & Roll, Blues, Country and Pop. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1442823609360417/

Events Coming Up

Festival of Curiosity

23-26 July

various

The Festival of Curiosity is back with lots of events. Many are free and others are not. It is a brilliant Science & Art Festival and because of that, tickets go like hot cakes. So if you want to go to any events, check them out as soon as possible and book your tickets: festivalofcuriosity.ie/index.php/programme

Dublin Mountains Partnership – Guided Walks

01+11+12+15+19+25 July

Every month the Dublin Mountain Partnership runs free guided walks in the Dublin Mountains on some Saturdays or Sundays during the month. The walks have varying difficulty and duration and the details can be found on the Dublin Mountain Partnership website: www.dublinmountains.ie/news/upcoming_events/?no_cache=1

The next walks take place on 01+11+12+15+19+25 July.

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

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

www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/banned-drivers-face-arrest-if-caught-driving-338028.html

Not free, but interesting nevertheless:

Live at Iveagh Gardens: 02-12 July

Guitar Festival of Ireland: 03-06 July

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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!

Driving while disqualified is NOT ok …the law finally catches up!

There are laws and rules in Ireland that sometimes just puzzle you and when you live in a country and follow its laws/news, then there are situations where you just vigorously shake your head in disbelief. Interestingly nearly all countries have such unbelievable laws, some more and some less. In Ireland, though, it takes sometimes a little longer until something is done about it.

Maybe you can remember when penalty points and consequently the possibility of disqualification of drivers were introduced. I think it was in 2002. Since then it is possible to disqualify drivers based on the accumulation of offences and it happened a lot more than you think. But even before that time, it was – as far as I know – possible to disqualify drivers through the legal system.

But it seems disqualification doesn’t mean that much to many drivers: Since October 2013, more than 9,600 people have been disqualified from driving, but a whopping number of more than 8,100 did not hand their license in after they were disqualified as TheJournal.ie reported in February of this year. The Irish Examiner even claims that almost 13,000 drivers were disqualified in 2014 and 6000 in the first half of this year.

Out of these disqualified drivers nearly 2000 were prosecuted for continuing to drive after the disqualification, which means that the amount of drivers that just continued as if nothing had happened was significantly higher.

Now 13 years after the introduction of the penalty points system a new law came into force on 01 July: Finally, the police now have the power to arrest someone immediately if they find out that that person is disqualified and instead of a months long waiting period he/she can be brought to court on the same day.

It took a long time, but clearly disqualification is not enough for some. Let’s hope that the threat of jail time, a further ban and a penalty of up to EUR 5000 will get notorious law breakers to stay out of their car? The Irish Examiner reports here.

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