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Event Guide for free Events in Greater Dublin

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

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

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The newest Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) below was posted on 22 September 2018:


Dublin Event Guide 588: People’s Art, Dublin Sports Fest, Dublin Festival of History, PROBE

DEG Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events)

No. 588 | 21 September 2018

Subscribers: 24,150

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Hi all!

I HOPE you understand that Culture Night is not an “option” for me, but is a definite MUST GO event. But that unfortunately means that it “ate” about 6 hours out of my working time last night and you know what that regrettably means for the arrival time of the Dublin Event Guide in your Inbox. Culture Night was great as always! Apologies that the Event Guide is late again.

The September bill is now at EUR 170 and these 170 will have to be found in just ONE week. :-O I need your help!! Please, if YOU can support the Dublin Event Guide, do so! I am suggesting a very fair EUR 12 for the year, that’s just 23 cent per Dublin Event Guide Edition or just about 2 pints for 52 (!) editions of the Dublin Event Guide! That’s not much if you think about how much value the Dublin Event Guide brings you every week! Higher and lower donations are also appreciated! Every Euro counts!

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The cost for sending the weekly newsletter is EUR 240 per month and a donation from you of just EUR 12 per year will ensure that I will be able to pay the bills.
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All events listed in this Event Guide are free of any admission charges (or at least appear to be free) unless otherwise stated. I try to find confirmation in all cases and do my best to double-check the information. However errors can happen and therefore no guarantee for correctness can be given.

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Joergs Picks

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

After Culture Night, it is a little quieter this weekend, but the People’s Art Exhibition is happening and the Dublin Sports Fest is happening next week and Sculptures in Context is still on and then on Friday make sure you check out “Probe” at TCD! Probe is a kind of Culture Night for people interested in Science.

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Competitions

Energy Healing & Spirit Travel

This is not a competition, but a free offer. (Or a competition with ONLY winners. :-) ) Lica B Browne is offering a free “Energy Healing & Spirit Travel” session for all Dublin Free Event Guide readers.

And she wrote this description:

“If your stomach hurts, you take a tablet or visit a doctor. If you feel constantly anxious, you go to a counsellor. Correct? But what about the part of you that’s not physical, who can help heal that? Some research even indicates that physical ailments (dis-ease) start off as energetic. Who can assist then? A competent energy healer like me will. Many of us also suffer on a daily basis, managing physical and emotional pains that can’t be cured with traditional methods. Can energy healing & Spirit Travel really help?! In many cases they can. You’ve already tried the traditional, why not explore something new, like many of my clients: www.meeting-bbrowne.com/testimonial. And you can read more about me and what I do: www.meeting-bbrowne.com/energy-healing. Thank you for giving me an opportunity to heal. T&C & disclaimers apply.

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No Flea Market in September

The Dublin Flea Market is still searching for a new home and after the cancellation of the August market, the September market also had to get cancelled. Finding the right sized venue, for the right prize in the right location is an extremely difficult task, but the good people from the Dublin Flea Market have not given up yet!

Food Co-op found new premises

The Dublin Food Co-op has found new premises for their shop, but it is just a shop, it seems and not a market hall as before at Newmarket Square. The new location is in Kilmainham, just across Kilmainham Jail and next to the Lime Tree Cafee. The moving date is early November.

I already mentioned the news last week with some more detail, but a number of people didn’t see it, hence today the short version again.

www.facebook.com/DublinFoodCoOp/

Musgrave’s buys Donnybrook Fair

Donnybrook Fair the expensive premium food shop with branches in Donnybrook, Stillorgan, Malahide, Greystones and Baggot Street has been sold to the Musgrave Group, owners of the Centra and SuperValu shops. The amount they paid for the Donnybrook Fair shops has not been disclosed.

RTE.ie has reported this here.

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Opportunities

The former “Opportunities” section is now the place where the weekly nationwide clever event map from our sponsor Energia will be featured. Full details about the events on the map are on the Energia blog: gturl.eu/Energia18_wk39

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 visualartists.ie/whats-on/events-in-leinster-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.

Nightsong – Emma Higgins – Exhibition

03-29 Sept

Ballyroan Library, Rathfarnham, Dublin 14

Emma Higgins will exhibit her new paintings in the show “Nightsong”.

Admission is free.

www.emmahiggins.ie

Papal Visit 1979 Exhibition

01 Aug – 30 Sept

Phoenix Park Visitor Centre, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

The exhibition “Papal Visit 1979” is on show in the Phoenix Park Visitor Centre until 30 Sept.

“The OPW will present an exhibition of the Papal Visit to the Phoenix Park in September 1979. This exhibition will illustrate the remarkable shared sense of purpose that enabled this event to be organised within 2 months. It will attempt to demonstrate how the combined skills and dedication of a wide range of people came together to design, make and supply the staging of the papal mass and collaborate to deal with the practicalities related to the production of this extraordinary event.”

Admission is free.

Water Colour Society of Ireland – Exhibition

13 Sept – 30 Sept (Tue-Sun 10:00-13:00+14:00-17:00)

Farmleigh House, Phoenix Park, Dublin 15

The 164th annual exhibition of the Water Colour Society of Ireland will be on show in the Cowshed Gallery in Farmleigh. This is the largest exhibition of watercolours and one of the biggest national group art shows in Ireland. It features more than 120 contemporary Irish artists.

A free artistic event will be held every morning of the exhibition at 11:00. These will be watercolour demonstrations by exhibiting artists, talks, guided tours and interactive workshops.

Admission is free. Details of all events can be found at www.watercoloursocietyofireland.ie

farmleigh.ie/event/water-colour-society-of-ireland-exhibition/?instance_id=144

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Honest2Goodness Food Market

09:30 – 16:00, Sat 22 Sep

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

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

www.honest2goodness.ie

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

09:30 – 13:00, Sat 22 Sep

Malahide Park, Dublin Road, Malahide, Co. Dublin

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

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

www.parkrun.ie/

SuperNatural Food Market

09:30 – 15:30, Sat 22 Sep

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

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

www.supernatural.ie

The Green Door Market – Food/Farmer’s Market

09:30 – 16:00, Sat 22 Sep

A1 Bluebell Business Centre, Old Naas Road, Dublin 12

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

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

www.facebook.com/thegreendoordublin

Belgard Weekend Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 22 Sep

Belgard Road, Dublin 24

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

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

www.facebook.com/belgardmarket

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 22 Sep

Jamestown Market, 90 Jamestown Road, Inchicore, Dublin 8

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

www.jamestownmarket.com/

Marlay Park Market

10:00 – 16:00, Sat 22 Sep

Marlay Park, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16

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

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

Sculpture in Context – Exhibition

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 22 Sep

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

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

The exhibition will be open form 06 Sept and will run until 19 October.

Admission is free and apart from seeing some very interesting sculptures, it is also fun to go on a “treasure hunt” for these sculptures which are sprinkled throughout the Botanic Gardens.

www.sculptureincontext.com/

Temple Bar Markets

10:00 – 16:30, Sat 22 Sep

Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

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

www.templebar.ie

Terenure Bushy Park Market

10:00 – 16:00, Sat 22 Sep

Bushy Park, Tempelogue Road, Terenure, Dublin 6W

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

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/bushyparkmarket

The Story of the Capital – Exhibition in Dublin City Hall

10:00 – 17:15, Sat 22 Sep

City Hall, Dame Street, Dublin 2

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

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

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

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

Áras an Uachtaráin – Tour

10:15, Sat 22 Sep

Phoenix Park Visitor Centre, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

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

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

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

phoenixpark.ie/tours/

Art, Bites, Crafts – Drumcondra Market

10:30 – 15:30, Sat 22 Sep

Arts and Business Campus, 40 Drumcondra Road Lower

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

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

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/abcdrumcondramarket

Blackrock Market

11:00 – 17:30, Sat 22 Sep

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/

People’s Art Exhibition

11:00 – 17:00, Sat 22 Sep

St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2

Six times this year the “People’s Art 2018″ exhibition will take place. It is an art exhibition on the rails/fence of St. Stephen’s Green.

(If you want to exhibit at one of the events in the future, check the website for cost and conditions.)

Visiting the People’s Art Exhibition is free and you will be able to admire (and buy) a huge amount of great art works from the artists themselves. The event starts close to 11:00 and typically finishes around 17:00, it runs from Friday until Sunday with the main activity on Saturday and Sunday.

People’s Art Dublin is a voluntary, part time, non profit making group, brought together by Dublin City Council to promote the visual arts to the public of Dublin. A huge variety of art/paintings are displayed and if the weather is nice it is a great art-filled stroll around Stephen’s Green. Definitely recommended!

www.peoplesart.ie/

Tai Chi with Ching Xu (12 – 14 years)

11:15 – 13:30, Sat 22 Sep

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

The event “Tai Chi with Ching Xu” for teens from 12 – 14 years will take place in the Chester Beatty Library.

Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese martial art great for balancing body and mind. Its slow continuous movements and deep breathing focus our thoughts while building strength and coordination.

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

cbl.ticketsolve.com/shows/1173589789

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Sat 22 Sep

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

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

Admission to the gallery and to most events is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on

Brewtonic Beer Festival

12:00 – 20:00, Sat 22 Sep

The Bernard Shaw, 12 Richmond Street South, Dublin 8

The Bernard Shaw Pub and the Eatyard area next to the pub are the venue for the Brewtonic Beer Festival from Friday until Sunday (21-23 Sept). There will be Beet Tastings, Beer games (Drink & Draw, Beer Bingo, Beer Pong), Beer Pairings and more.

Admission is free, but tickets are sold for EUR 10, which is slightly confusing. The tickets are Eatyard vouchers and not admission tickets.

The website below has all the details about the event.

brew-tonic.com/brewtonic-beer-fest-2018/

Dundrum Food Fest

12:00 – 19:00, Sat 22 Sep

Dundrum Town Centre, Dundrum, Co. Dublin

Hmmm, a number of restaurants in the “Pembroke District” at Dundrum Town Centre sell food all year round, but for some reason they call it a “Food Fest” this week. So what is different? Well, this weekend (Sat+Sun) there will also be music, family entertainment and even some special treatment for your dogs. Maybe it is a special event after all. ;-)

www.dundrum.ie/events/dundrum-food-fest

Family Day: Funky Junk City – Draiocht

12:00 – 15:00, Sat 22 Sep

Draiocht, Blanchardstown Centre, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15

A Family Day with the theme “Funky Junk City” will take place on Saturday in the Draíocht Galleries. Admission is free.

Tape, bind and build to create your own funky sculpture and then work collaboratively with others to place your funky building alongside others to create a new and imagined city scape. Who lives there? What lives there? Let’s find out!

Sessions are Free, but space is limited. Max 50 Per Workshop.
Session 1: 12:00-12:50
Session 2: 13:00-13:50
Session 3: 14:00-14:50
Dress for Mess. Unless otherwise stated workshops are designed for children from 5-10 years, though younger and older siblings are welcome to take part. Please be aware that Draíocht’s Family Days are not designed for groups. All children must be accompanied by an adult and all adults must be accompanied by a child.

www.draiocht.ie/events/family_day_funky_junk_city

Life at the Edges – Science Gallery Exhibition

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 22 Sep

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

Second last weekend for rhis exhibition! Don’t miss it!

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

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

Some of the most interesting exhibits are:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Admission is free.

dublin.sciencegallery.com/ledges/

Oktoberfest Dublin 2018

12:00 – 16:00, Sat 22 Sep

George’s Dock, IFSC, Dublin 1

The super popular Oktoberfest Dublin is back and will take place from Fri 14 Sept – Sat 06 Oct. If you like German Beer (Erdinger Beer), German Food (Bratwurst, Haxn (Pigs Knuckles)) and Bavarian Music (Eeek!) after 16:00, then this event is for you!

But be aware that opening times and admission charges have changed substantially again. It once was free, but now you have to pay to be allowed to go there and spend your money for beer and food. Odd, but there are still queues.

So here are the (weirdly complicated) new opening times and rules:
Free Admission: Tues+Wed: 12:00-23:30, Thurs: 12:00-20:00, Fri+Sat: 12:00-16:00, Sun 12:30-16:00+17:00-22:30
NOT free: Thurs: 20:00-23:30 (EUR 8), Fri-Sat: 17:00-23:30 (EUR 12 with EUR 5 meal voucher)
Mondays the Oktoberfest is closed and Fri-Sun the fest is closed from 16:00-17:00

So the best advise is to go on Tuesday, Wednesday or Sunday.

The website ´link is below, but be aware that at the time of writing this, the website was NOT yet updated with the new opening times and rules on all pages. Only the front page was updated. Hopefully it will be fixed before Friday.

oktoberfest-dublin.de

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Sat 22 Sep

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

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

www.ifi.ie/

Mindfulness Tour – National Gallery

13:30 – 14:30, Sat 22 Sep

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

At this “Mindfulness tour” enjoy some time out and join this guided tour at a slower pace.

Looking closely and moving quietly and mindfully through the Gallery spaces, you will encounter each work with curiosity, allowing you to connect deeply with it. The tour will end with quiet reflection in silence and stillness.

Admission is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/mindfulness-tour-4

20-S – A day Catalonia will never forget – Documentary

14:00, Sat 22 Sep

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

“20-S” is a detailed reconstruction with the help of eye-witness accounts and people who took part in the events of what happened outside the Catalan Finance Ministry buildings in Barcelona and at the CUP party offices in Barcelona on the 20th September 2017.

The documentary 20-S will be screened and this will be followed by a discussion wioth Liz Castro and Lynn Boylan.

The documentary is in Catalan language with English subtitles.

Admission is free.

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

Chester Beatty Library – Guided Tour

14:00, Sat 22 Sep

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

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

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

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

The Dahlia Show – Flower Show

14:00 – 17:00, Sat 22 Sep

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

“The Dahlia Show” will be presented in the National Botanic Gardens on Saturday (14:00-17:00) and Sunday (10:00-17:00).

Organised by the Royal Horticultural Society of Ireland, the Dahlia Show. gives you a chance to find out all about these late summer bloomers, which you will be able to see in the Teak House.

Admission is free.

botanicgardens.ie/event/the-dahlia-show/?instance_id=58

The Totally Made Up Orchestra

14:00 – 17:30, Sat 22 Sep

National Concert Hall, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2

The festival “New Music Dublin 2018 Defrosted” will take place in the National Concert Hall on Saturday and Sunday and part of this is “The Totally Made-Up Orchestra” and you are invited to get involved!

“All musicians of all levels and all ages are very welcome – dust off that old trombone, take your new clarinet out for a practice run and grab some cowbells, we’re putting together an orchestra.”

Rehearsal of our totally made up piece will run from 14:00 with a 30 min performance at 17:00. Conducted and devised by the experienced and fun Belfastian composer Brian Irvine, this will be an enjoyable, stimulating and unexpectedly creative afternoon for all the family.

To register to take part, send an email to info@newmusicdublin.ie with your name and instrument of choice and tickets can be booked for free via the website below.

nch.ie/Online/article/NMD-Totally-Made-Up-Orchestra-22Sep18

Tai Chi with Ching Xu (15 – 17 years)

14:15 – 16:30, Sat 22 Sep

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

The event “Tai Chi with Ching Xu” for teens from 15 – 17 years will take place in the Chester Beatty Library.

Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese martial art great for balancing body and mind. Its slow continuous movements and deep breathing focus our thoughts while building strength and coordination.

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

cbl.ticketsolve.com/shows/1173589790

Artists Tour of Sculpture in Context

15:15 – 16:30, Sat 22 Sep

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

A guided tour with artists who exhibit their art at the “Sculpture in Context” exhibition will take every Sunday for the duration of “Scultpture in Context”.

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

botanicgardens.ie/event/guided-walk-meet-the-artists/?instance_id=56

St. Mary’s Pro-Cathedral Girl’s Choir

18:00, Sat 22 Sep

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

The St. Mary’s Pro Cathedral not only has a boys choir, but also a girls choir I found out this week. The girls perform every Saturday evening in the vigil mass at 18:00.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/St-Marys-Pro-Cathedral-Girls-Choir-251523458258455/

Dublin Sidewalk Astronomers – Star Gazing

20:00, Sat 22 Sep

Clontarf Bus Depot, Clontarf Road, Clontarf, Dublin 3

The Dublin Sidewalk Astronomers meet in Clontarf on the seafront car park, on Clontarf Road, opposite the Clontarf Bus Depot for a public star-gazing. Members bring along their telescopes and share the wonders of the night-sky with you. Admission is free.

The event is weather dependent, so check www.irishastrosoc.org/events/events.htm after 18:00 on the night in the case of poor weather, to see if it is going ahead.

www.irishastrosoc.org/events/events.htm

The Address / No More Questions / Bachram – Gigs

20:00, Sat 22 Sep

Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

The Address play ‘sophisticated’ 80/90s inspired pop, No More Questions will play alt/indie and Bachram add 80s inspired electronica.

Admission is free.

theworkmansclub.com/events/the-address-any-anything-no-more-questions/

Bailer / Chancer / Selkies – Gigs

21:00, Sat 22 Sep

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

Harcore Metal band Bailer will play a gig in Sin E and they will be supported by the bands Chancer and Selkies.

Admission is free.

sin-e.ie/events/1258/

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Sat 22 Sep

Stillorgan Orchard, The Hill, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin

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

www.stillorganorchard.com/specials/

The Mass Band – Gig

21:00, Sat 22 Sep

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

The Mass Band will play Disco/Funk/Fusion/Blues at this gig in Bray.

Admission is free.

theharbourbar.ie/events/1576/mass-band/

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Car Boot Sales – Ballymun

08:00 – 13:00, Sun 23 Sep

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

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

Admission for buyers is free.

www.facebook.com/irishcarboot

Great Dublin Bike Ride

08:00 – 14:00, Sun 23 Sep

Merrion Square, Dublin 2

Please note: This is NOT a free event, but it will impact on traffic in Dublin and you might also see the riders passing by, so it is mentioned here for your information even if it is not free.

The “Great Dublin Bike Ride” will take place on Sunday and will be a cycle over either 65km or 105km from Merrion Square to DIT Grangegorman via Fingal and Meath. 7000 riders are expected and there will be lots of road closures (see below) in the City Centre.

Find all information and (for your interest) the stringent rules about who is allowed to participate and who isn’t on the website below.

The last participant is expected back in Dublin at 14:00 and the road closures will hopefully be lifted before that.

The closed roads are:
Merrion Square South, Merrion Square East, Mount Street Upper,Mount Street Crescent, Fitzwilliam Street Lower, Baggot Street Lower, Herbert Place,Herbert Street, Warrington Place, Clanwilliam Place, Grand Canal Street Lower,Macken Street, Cardiff Lane, Sir John Rogerson’s Quay, Samuel Beckett Bridge, NorthWall Quay/East Wall Road, North Quays

greatdublinbikeride.ie/event/

Dublin Sportsfest 2018

09:00, Sun 23 Sep

Dublin (various locations)

The Dublin Sportsfest 2018 is the first ever week-long Sportsfest in Dublin. It will run from 23-30 Sept and will give you a chance to try out lots of different physical activities. Most events are free and the full list is on the website below.

Here are some examples of free events during the Dublin Sportsfest Week:

+ Open Day Tennis and Padel Sessions @ Bushy Park Tennis and Padel Club (Sun 23, Wed 26 + Sun 30 Sept – 11:00-13:00)
+ Open Day & Introduction to Jugger @ Fairview Park GAA Pitches (Sun 23 Sept – 13:00-17:00)
+ Spin Classes @ St. Catherine’s Sports & Community Centre, D8 (Mon 24 Sept – 13:15. Thurs 27 Sept – 19:15)
+ Circuit Training @ St. Catherine’s Sports & Community Centre, D8 (Mon 24 Sept – 18:15)
+ Yoga @ Dublin City Hall (Mon 24 – Thurs 27 Sept – daily 08:00-08:45 / Mon 24 + Wed 26 – 13:00-13:45)
+ Walking Football @ Dalymount Park, D7 (Mon 24 Sept 09:30-13:30)
+ Indoor Bowls Event @ Poppintree Sports & Community Centre, D11 (Mon 24 Sept – 14:00-16:00)
+ Zumba in the Open @ Civis Offices Amphitheatre, D8 (Mon 24 Sept – 17:00)
+ Flex Stretch @ St. Catherine’s Sports & Community Centre, D8 (Tues 25 – 13:15 / Thur 27 – 18:15 / Fri 28 – 13:15)
+ Moms and Dads Kick Start Studio Class @ Sports & Fitness Ballymun, D11 (Tues 25 Sept – 09:30-10:00)

…and there are LOTS more events on the website below.

www.dublincity.ie/sportsfest

Animal Senses – Children Workshop

10:00, Sun 23 Sep

Markievicz Park, Ballyfermot Road, Ballyfermot, Dublin 10

“Animal Senses” is a morning of games to test our senses and see how we compare to the animal kingdom. Can we track using our nose, hear a predator coming or use echo-location to find our way? Suitable for kids aged 5 to 10.

It will be in Markiewicz Park in Ballyfermot and admission will be free there. (Supported by Dublin City Council.)

At 12:30 the same event will take place in Waterstown Park, but because it is then supported by South Dublin County Council. A free of EUR ” per participant has to be paid.

Booking is required via e-mail to Turtle at education@owls.ie

www.owls.ie/events/j7rxwvji11/Animal-Senses

Belgard Weekend Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 23 Sep

Belgard Road, Dublin 24

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

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

www.facebook.com/belgardmarket

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 23 Sep

Jamestown Market, 90 Jamestown Road, Inchicore, Dublin 8

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

www.jamestownmarket.com

Magazine Fort – Guided Tour

10:00, Sun 23 Sep

Magazine Fort, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

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

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

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

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

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

phoenixpark.ie/tours/

Marlay Park Market

10:00 – 16:00, Sun 23 Sep

Marlay Park, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16

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

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

Merrion Square Open Air Gallery

10:00 – 18:30, Sun 23 Sep

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/

Sculpture in Context – Exhibition

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 23 Sep

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

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

The exhibition will be open form 06 Sept and will run until 19 October.

Admission is free and apart from seeing some very interesting sculptures, it is also fun to go on a “treasure hunt” for these sculptures which are sprinkled throughout the Botanic Gardens.

www.sculptureincontext.com/

The Dahlia Show – Flower Show

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 23 Sep

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

“The Dahlia Show” will be presented in the National Botanic Gardens on Saturday (14:00-17:00) and Sunday (10:00-17:00).

Organised by the Royal Horticultural Society of Ireland, the Dahlia Show. gives you a chance to find out all about these late summer bloomers, which you will be able to see in the Teak House.

Admission is free.

botanicgardens.ie/event/the-dahlia-show/?instance_id=58

Art, Bites, Crafts – Drumcondra Market

10:30 – 15:30, Sun 23 Sep

Arts and Business Campus, 40 Drumcondra Road Lower

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

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

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/abcdrumcondramarket

Botanic Gardens Drop-in Activities for Children

11:00, Sun 23 Sep

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

The National Botanic Gardens run “Kids Drop by Activities” on Sundays.

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

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

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/673786142996149/

Children’s Art Cart – Workshop – Phoenix Park

11:00 – 12:30, Sun 23 Sep

Phoenix Park Visitor Centre, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

Every Sunday (with a few exceptions) an art workshop takes place for children from 6-11 years of age. Admission is free and children must be accompanied by an adult.

The theme this week is “Exploting Science”.

All details are in this brochure.

Dun Laoghaire Market

11:00 – 16:00, Sun 23 Sep

People’s Park, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

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

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

Palestrina Choir

11:00, Sun 23 Sep

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

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

www.procathedral.ie/music/this-week

People’s Art Exhibition

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 23 Sep

St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2

Six times this year the “People’s Art 2018″ exhibition will take place. It is an art exhibition on the rails/fence of St. Stephen’s Green.

(If you want to exhibit at one of the events in the future, check the website for cost and conditions.)

Visiting the People’s Art Exhibition is free and you will be able to admire (and buy) a huge amount of great art works from the artists themselves. The event starts close to 11:00 and typically finishes around 17:00, it runs from Friday until Sunday with the main activity on Saturday and Sunday.

People’s Art Dublin is a voluntary, part time, non profit making group, brought together by Dublin City Council to promote the visual arts to the public of Dublin. A huge variety of art/paintings are displayed and if the weather is nice it is a great art-filled stroll around Stephen’s Green. Definitely recommended!

www.peoplesart.ie/

The Green Door Market – Food/Farmer’s Market

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 23 Sep

A1 Bluebell Business Centre, Old Naas Road, Dublin 12

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

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

www.facebook.com/thegreendoordublin

Drop-in family session – National Gallery

11:30 – 13:30, Sun 23 Sep

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

The weekly Drop-in family workshop will happen in the Maples and Calder Creative Space in the Atrium. At this workshop, children and their parents/guardians/carers are encouraged to work together on creative projects. Drop-in and stay for as long (or as little!) as you wish. The workshops are suitable for children of all ages.

Admission is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/drop-family-workshop-6

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Sun 23 Sep

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

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

Admission to the gallery and to most events is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on

Blackrock Market

12:00 – 17:30, Sun 23 Sep

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/

Brewtonic Beer Festival

12:00 – 20:00, Sun 23 Sep

The Bernard Shaw, 12 Richmond Street South, Dublin 8

The Bernard Shaw Pub and the Eatyard area next to the pub are the venue for the Brewtonic Beer Festival from Friday until Sunday (21-23 Sept). There will be Beet Tastings, Beer games (Drink & Draw, Beer Bingo, Beer Pong), Beer Pairings and more.

Admission is free, but tickets are sold for EUR 10, which is slightly confusing. The tickets are Eatyard vouchers and not admission tickets.

The website below has all the details about the event.

brew-tonic.com/brewtonic-beer-fest-2018/

Dundrum Food Fest

12:00 – 19:00, Sun 23 Sep

Dundrum Town Centre, Dundrum, Co. Dublin

Hmmm, a number of restaurants in the “Pembroke District” at Dundrum Town Centre sell food all year round, but for some reason they call it a “Food Fest” this week. So what is different? Well, this weekend (Sat+Sun) there will also be music, family entertainment and even some special treatment for your dogs. Maybe it is a special event after all. ;-)

www.dundrum.ie/events/dundrum-food-fest

Guided Walks – Botanic Gardens

12:00 – 15:30, Sun 23 Sep

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

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

Admission is free.

www.botanicgardens.ie/educ/info.htm

Life at the Edges – Science Gallery Exhibition

12:00 – 18:00, Sun 23 Sep

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

Second last weekend for this exhibition! Don’t miss it!

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

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

Some of the most interesting exhibits are:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Admission is free.

dublin.sciencegallery.com/ledges/

Sunday at Noon – Classical Concerts

12:00 – 13:00, Sun 23 Sep

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

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

The next concert will feature the “Dublin Song Cycle 2018- 3” with William Thomas bass and Dearbhla Collins piano.

They will perform

F.Schubert; Der Schiffer, Philoktet, Der Sieg
Brahms; Auf dem Kirchhofe, Feldeinsamkeit,
Poulenc; Mazurka
Rachmaninoff; Utro
Tchaikovsky Sred Shumnogo Bala, Blagaslavlyayu, Vas Lesa
Britten The Foggy Foggy Dew
Frances Allitsen The Lute Player
John Parry The Flying Dutchman
Denham Harrison Give me a Ticket to Heaven
Arthur Sullivan The Lost Chord
Trad. Danny Boy

www.hughlane.ie/past-sunday-concerts/2209-sundaysnoon-dublin-song-cycle-2018-3

Family Tour – National Gallery

12:30 – 13:15, Sun 23 Sep

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

This Family Tour is specially designed for children and their guardians, parents and carers to make the works on display in the National Gallery fun and engaging for kids.

Admission is free. Meet at the Merrion Square information desk.

www.nationalgallery.ie/family-friendly-tour-26

Oktoberfest Dublin 2018

12:30 – 22:30, Sun 23 Sep

George’s Dock, IFSC, Dublin 1

The super popular Oktoberfest Dublin is back and will take place from Fri 14 Sept – Sat 06 Oct. If you like German Beer (Erdinger Beer), German Food (Bratwurst, Haxn (Pigs Knuckles)) and Bavarian Music (Eeek!) after 16:00, then this event is for you!

But be aware that opening times and admission charges have changed substantially again. It once was free, but now you have to pay to be allowed to go there and spend your money for beer and food. Odd, but there are still queues.

So here are the (weirdly complicated) new opening times and rules:
Free Admission: Tues+Wed: 12:00-23:30, Thurs: 12:00-20:00, Fri+Sat: 12:00-16:00, Sun 12:30-16:00+17:00-22:30
NOT free: Thurs: 20:00-23:30 (EUR 8), Fri-Sat: 17:00-23:30 (EUR 12 with EUR 5 meal voucher)
Mondays the Oktoberfest is closed and Fri-Sun the fest is closed from 16:00-17:00

So the best advise is to go on Tuesday, Wednesday or Sunday.

The website ´link is below, but be aware that at the time of writing this, the website was NOT yet updated with the new opening times and rules on all pages. Only the front page was updated. Hopefully it will be fixed before Friday.

oktoberfest-dublin.de

Amazing Amber – Drop-in Activity

14:00 – 16:00, Sun 23 Sep

National Museum, Kildare Street (Archaeology), Dublin 2

“Amber is amazing. People used this beautiful material in the Bronze Age, in Early Christian Ireland and even in Viking Dublin. Drop-in to the Museum to uncover the mystery of where all this amber came from, handle some 33-million-year old real amber then make your own marbled beads from air dough to take home.”

Admission is free. Located in the Kildare Room, Ground Floor. Suitable for the whole family.

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=3771

Ceili Mor – Marlay Park

14:00 – 17:00, Sun 23 Sep

Marlay Park, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16

A Céilí Mór (Irish Dancing) will take place on the green area to the rear of Marlay House and is a free fun day out for all ages featuring Irish dancing and music. The Dublin City Folk will play the music and you will have a chance to learn some new dance skills. Face painters will also be there to add some glitter and sparkle.

The weekly Marlay Park Market will also happen in the park.

Entry to the event is free but parking is very limited so we recommend you walk or use public transport.

libraries.dlrcoco.ie/sites/default/files/ceili_mor_flier_pdf_0.pdf

Dublin Sketchers – Sunday Meet-up

14:00, Sun 23 Sep

Dublin (various locations)

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

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

www.dublinsketchers.blogspot.com/

Hugh Lane Gallery – Guided Tour

14:00, Sun 23 Sep

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

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

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

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

Latin Jazz Brunch

14:00 – 16:30, Sun 23 Sep

TramCafe, Wolfe Tone Square, Jervis Street, Dublin 1

Brazilica will perform Jazz, Soul, Latin & Bossa Nova in the Tram Cafe. Brazilica are Luisa Moreira (Vocals) and Jonathan Batista (Guitar/Vocals).

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/thetramcafedublin

Sunday Family Sketching – Hugh Lane Gallery

14:00 – 15:00, Sun 23 Sep

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

Sunday Sketching for the whole family takes place every Sunday in the Hugh Lane Gallery and admission is free.

Families are invited to explore and respond together the gallery’s collection and temporary exhibitions through discussion and drawing. Bring your own sketchbook along or use the drawing materials provided.

Admission is free and no booking required, although numbers may be limited. Suited for ages 6+.

www.hughlane.ie/childrens-workshops/forthcoming/2080-sunday-sketching-autumnal-colours

Irish Town Garda Station – Open day

14:30 – 17:30, Sun 23 Sep

Irishtown Garda Station, 57a Irishtown Road, Dublin 4

You can Tour the Garda Station, have a look at the Garda cars and the Dublin Fire Brigade will also show some of their equipment and have fire fighters present.

Admission is free.

Chester Beatty Library – Guided Tour

15:00, Sun 23 Sep

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

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

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

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

Museum Tour – National Print Museum

15:00 – 16:30, Sun 23 Sep

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

Painting before and after Impressionism – Talk

15:00 – 16:00, Sun 23 Sep

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

The talk “Painting before and after Impressionism” with Dr Tim Stott, lecturer in art history and visual culture in DIT, will look at painting before and after Impressionism.

Admission is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/painting-and-after-impressionism

Bal Folk – European Folk Dance Session

16:00 – 19:00, Sun 23 Sep

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

There is a good chance that this event will happen again on Sunday from around 16:00, but at the time of writing this, it was not yet announced, so check the website closer to the day:

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

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

The event takes place every Sunday in the Cobblestone Pub.

American Citizens Meetup: NFL and voter registration

17:45 – 22:00, Sun 23 Sep

Woolshed Bar & Grill, Parnell Street, Dublin 1

American Citizens Overseas are coming together to get registered to vote in US Mid-Terms on 06 November and watch your favorite NFL teams play on Sunday.

9 Million American Citizens live overseas and are eligible to vote. Whether you are a Democrat, Republican or Independent, everybody is invited to come along and will get help.

The long list of NFL games on Sunday is here:
Saints v Packers 06.00pm
Packers v Washington 06.00pm
Colts v Eagles 06.00pm
Bills v Vikings 06.00pm
Raiders v Dolphins 06.00pm
Broncos v Ravens 06.00pm
Bengals v Panthers 06.00pm
Giants v Texans 06.00pm
Titans v Jaguars 06.00pm
49ers v Chiefs 06.00pm
Chargers v Rams 09.05pm
Bears v Cardinals 09.05pm
Cowboys v Seahawks 09.25pm

www.facebook.com/events/271408760157234/

The High Leeson – Bluegrass Gig

18:00, Sun 23 Sep

Leeson Lounge, 148 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4

The High Leeson is a Bluegrass gig with band “Mules & Men” that takes place every Sunday in the Leeson Longe.

Admission is free, donations are appreciated.

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

Dixieland Jazzmen – Gig

18:30 – 20:30, Sun 23 Sep

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

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

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

Jawbone – Acoustic Folk & Blues Night

19:00 – 21:00, Sun 23 Sep

Arthur’s Pub, 28 Thomas Street, Dublin 8

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

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

www.facebook.com/ArthursPub

Gardiner Street Gospel Choir Mass

19:30 – 20:30, Sun 23 Sep

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

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

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

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

www.gardinerstreetgospelchoir.com

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 00:00, Sun 23 Sep

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

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

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

Fiach Moriarty – Singer/Songwriter

21:00, Sun 23 Sep

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

Singer/Songwriter Fiach Moriarty will play a gig in the Harbour Bar.

Admission is free.

theharbourbar.ie/events/1578/fiach-moriarty/

The Dublin Blues Cartel – Gig

22:30, Sun 23 Sep

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/

Monday 24 Sep

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Dublin Sportsfest 2018

09:00, Mon 24 Sep

Dublin (various locations)

The Dublin Sportsfest 2018 is the first ever week-long Sportsfest in Dublin. It will run from 23-30 Sept and will give you a chance to try out lots of different physical activities. Most events are free and the full list is on the website below.

Here are some examples of free events during the Dublin Sportsfest Week:

+ Open Day Tennis and Padel Sessions @ Bushy Park Tennis and Padel Club (Sun 23, Wed 26 + Sun 30 Sept – 11:00-13:00)
+ Open Day & Introduction to Jugger @ Fairview Park GAA Pitches (Sun 23 Sept – 13:00-17:00)
+ Spin Classes @ St. Catherine’s Sports & Community Centre, D8 (Mon 24 Sept – 13:15. Thurs 27 Sept – 19:15)
+ Circuit Training @ St. Catherine’s Sports & Community Centre, D8 (Mon 24 Sept – 18:15)
+ Yoga @ Dublin City Hall (Mon 24 – Thurs 27 Sept – daily 08:00-08:45 / Mon 24 + Wed 26 – 13:00-13:45)
+ Walking Football @ Dalymount Park, D7 (Mon 24 Sept 09:30-13:30)
+ Indoor Bowls Event @ Poppintree Sports & Community Centre, D11 (Mon 24 Sept – 14:00-16:00)
+ Zumba in the Open @ Civis Offices Amphitheatre, D8 (Mon 24 Sept – 17:00)
+ Flex Stretch @ St. Catherine’s Sports & Community Centre, D8 (Tues 25 – 13:15 / Thur 27 – 18:15 / Fri 28 – 13:15)
+ Moms and Dads Kick Start Studio Class @ Sports & Fitness Ballymun, D11 (Tues 25 Sept – 09:30-10:00)

…and there are LOTS more events on the website below.

www.dublincity.ie/sportsfest

Sculpture in Context – Exhibition

10:00 – 17:00, Mon 24 Sep

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

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

The exhibition will be open form 06 Sept and will run until 19 October.

Admission is free and apart from seeing some very interesting sculptures, it is also fun to go on a “treasure hunt” for these sculptures which are sprinkled throughout the Botanic Gardens.

www.sculptureincontext.com/

Dublin Festival of History 2017

11:00, Mon 24 Sep

Dublin (various locations)

The Dublin Festival of History runs from 24 September until 07 October and is brought to you by Dublin’s Libraries and Dublin City. There are more than 140 events and all are free.

The festival website is here with the full programme. Unfortunately there is no downloadable brochure with a full list of events this year.

Most of the events during the week take place in Dublin’s libraries and just a few other venues. There are talks every weekday.

Here are just a SMALL number of suggestions:

Mon 24 Sep 13:10: The Dublin Docker (Pearse Street Library Archive)
Mon 24 Sep 18:30: Boiling Vocano?: the south responds to the Troubles, 1968-1979 (Cabra Library)
Mon 24 Sep 18:30: Stalwart Suffragettes (Rathmines Library)
Mon 24 Sep 18:30: Tenements and Suburbia: the changing face of early 20th century Dublin (Finglas Library)
Mon 24 Sep 18:30: Lá na mBan: the women of Ireland’s response to the threat of conscription in 1918 (Marino Library)
Mon 24 Sep 18:30: Dublin 1918 with Cathy Scuffl (Inchicore Library)
Tues 25 Sep 14:00: The Ten Dark Secrets of 1798 (Charleville Mall Library)
Tues 25 Sep 18:30: County Flags Of Ireland (Ballymun Library)
Tues 25 Sep 18:30: The historical impact of Gaming – BC to PC (Ballyfermot Library)
Wed 26 Sep 13:00: Dublin at the end of the Great War (Pearse Street Library Archive)
Wed 26 Sep 18:00: Old Dublin Society Lecture: Georgian Dublin (Pearse Street Library Archive)
Wed 26 Sep 18:30: Prima Donnas, Princes And Patriots (Walkinstown Library)
Wed 26 Sep 18:30: The Secrets in Dublin Place Names (Dolphin’s Barn Library)
Thur 27 Sep 13:10: The Mendicity Institution And Dublin’s Beggars (Pearse Street Library Archive)
Thur 27 Sep 18:30: The Roots of Ballyfermot (Ballyfermot Library)
Thur 27 Sep 18:30: How women took on their world (Rathmines Library)
Fri 28 Sep 13:10: From The Plough To The Stars: James Connolly at 150 (Central Library)

dublinfestivalofhistory.ie/2018-festival-programme/

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Mon 24 Sep

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

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

Admission to the gallery and to most events is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Mon 24 Sep

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

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

www.ifi.ie/

Support the Dublin Event Guide – Buy your books here!

13:00, Mon 24 Sep

Dublin (various locations)

Free Delivery on all Books at the Book Depository

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

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

www.bookdepository.com?a_aid=dubevg

If you prefer Amazon to buy your books (for free postage you need to order a minimum of GBP 25), then use this Amazon link to help the Dublin Event Guide. Thanks!

Colonisers to Slaves – the Irish in Barbados 1640-1659 – Talk

17:00 – 18:30, Mon 24 Sep

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

“From Colonisers to Slaves – the Irish in Barbados 1640-1659” is a talk in the Early Modern History seminar Series in the Long Room Hub.

Admission is free.

www.tcd.ie/trinitylongroomhub/whats-on/details/event.php?eventid=128690842

Astronomy Lecture

20:00, Mon 24 Sep

Ely House, 8 Ely Place, Dublin 2

The Irish Astronomical Society has announced that their regular Astronomy Lectures will resume on 24 Sept, but the website at the moment doesn’t tell us yet what the topic of the next talk is. Let’s hope that they remember to update it soon.

www.irishastrosoc.org/events/events.htm

Song Cycle – Singer/Songwriter Showcase

20:00, Mon 24 Sep

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

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

Admission is free.

www.whelanslive.com

The Circle Sessions – Open Mic

20:00 – 23:30, Mon 24 Sep

The International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

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

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

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/thecirclesessions/

Jazz Jam Session – Grand Social

20:30, Mon 24 Sep

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

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

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

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

The Comedy Shed

20:30, Mon 24 Sep

Woolshed Bar & Grill, Parnell Street, Dublin 1

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

Admission is free.

www.woolshedbaa.com/dublin/

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 23:00, Mon 24 Sep

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

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

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

Trad Sessions

21:00 – 23:30, Mon 24 Sep

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

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

dublinsessions.ie/mother-reillys/

That’s It Recordings – Open Mic

22:00, Mon 24 Sep

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

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

Admission is free.

sin-e.ie/events/

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Dublin Sportsfest 2018

09:00, Tue 25 Sep

Dublin (various locations)

The Dublin Sportsfest 2018 is the first ever week-long Sportsfest in Dublin. It will run from 23-30 Sept and will give you a chance to try out lots of different physical activities. Most events are free and the full list is on the website below.

Here are some examples of free events during the Dublin Sportsfest Week:

+ Open Day Tennis and Padel Sessions @ Bushy Park Tennis and Padel Club (Sun 23, Wed 26 + Sun 30 Sept – 11:00-13:00)
+ Open Day & Introduction to Jugger @ Fairview Park GAA Pitches (Sun 23 Sept – 13:00-17:00)
+ Spin Classes @ St. Catherine’s Sports & Community Centre, D8 (Mon 24 Sept – 13:15. Thurs 27 Sept – 19:15)
+ Circuit Training @ St. Catherine’s Sports & Community Centre, D8 (Mon 24 Sept – 18:15)
+ Yoga @ Dublin City Hall (Mon 24 – Thurs 27 Sept – daily 08:00-08:45 / Mon 24 + Wed 26 – 13:00-13:45)
+ Walking Football @ Dalymount Park, D7 (Mon 24 Sept 09:30-13:30)
+ Indoor Bowls Event @ Poppintree Sports & Community Centre, D11 (Mon 24 Sept – 14:00-16:00)
+ Zumba in the Open @ Civis Offices Amphitheatre, D8 (Mon 24 Sept – 17:00)
+ Flex Stretch @ St. Catherine’s Sports & Community Centre, D8 (Tues 25 – 13:15 / Thur 27 – 18:15 / Fri 28 – 13:15)
+ Moms and Dads Kick Start Studio Class @ Sports & Fitness Ballymun, D11 (Tues 25 Sept – 09:30-10:00)

…and there are LOTS more events on the website below.

www.dublincity.ie/sportsfest

Talent Garden – Marketing on a Shoestring Budget

09:30, Tue 25 Sep

DCU Alpha, Innovation Campus, Old Finglas Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 11

Talent Garden is a innovation platform and coworking network for digital innovation in 8 European countries and they just opened their campus in Dublin in DCU in Glasnevin. To celebrate this, they are hosting 30 Tech events in 30 days across a whole range of subjects. The full list is here: www.talentgarden.org/en-it/events/

And some of the individual events this week are:

+ Start-up Marketing on a Shoestring Budget – 25 Sept 09:30-11:00
+ Insights into the European Patenting System – 26 Sept 14:00-16:00
+ Hands on with the Design Sprint – 27 Sept 09:00-13:00
+ Marketing with DCU MINT – 28 Sept 10:00-11:00

Admission is free.

talentgarden.org/

Dublin Festival of History 2017

11:00, Tue 25 Sep

Dublin (various locations)

The Dublin Festival of History runs from 24 September until 07 October and is brought to you by Dublin’s Libraries and Dublin City. There are more than 140 events and all are free.

The festival website is here with the full programme. Unfortunately there is no downloadable brochure with a full list of events this year.

Most of the events during the week take place in Dublin’s libraries and just a few other venues. There are talks every weekday.

Here are just a SMALL number of suggestions:

Mon 24 Sep 13:10: The Dublin Docker (Pearse Street Library Archive)
Mon 24 Sep 18:30: Boiling Vocano?: the south responds to the Troubles, 1968-1979 (Cabra Library)
Mon 24 Sep 18:30: Stalwart Suffragettes (Rathmines Library)
Mon 24 Sep 18:30: Tenements and Suburbia: the changing face of early 20th century Dublin (Finglas Library)
Mon 24 Sep 18:30: Lá na mBan: the women of Ireland’s response to the threat of conscription in 1918 (Marino Library)
Mon 24 Sep 18:30: Dublin 1918 with Cathy Scuffl (Inchicore Library)
Tues 25 Sep 14:00: The Ten Dark Secrets of 1798 (Charleville Mall Library)
Tues 25 Sep 18:30: County Flags Of Ireland (Ballymun Library)
Tues 25 Sep 18:30: The historical impact of Gaming – BC to PC (Ballyfermot Library)
Wed 26 Sep 13:00: Dublin at the end of the Great War (Pearse Street Library Archive)
Wed 26 Sep 18:00: Old Dublin Society Lecture: Georgian Dublin (Pearse Street Library Archive)
Wed 26 Sep 18:30: Prima Donnas, Princes And Patriots (Walkinstown Library)
Wed 26 Sep 18:30: The Secrets in Dublin Place Names (Dolphin’s Barn Library)
Thur 27 Sep 13:10: The Mendicity Institution And Dublin’s Beggars (Pearse Street Library Archive)
Thur 27 Sep 18:30: The Roots of Ballyfermot (Ballyfermot Library)
Thur 27 Sep 18:30: How women took on their world (Rathmines Library)
Fri 28 Sep 13:10: From The Plough To The Stars: James Connolly at 150 (Central Library)

dublinfestivalofhistory.ie/2018-festival-programme/

UCD Science, Engineering & Technology Recruitment Fair

11:00 – 15:00, Tue 25 Sep

O’Reilly Hall, UCD Campus, Donnybrook, Dublin 4

A Recruitment Fair for Science, Engineering & Technology jobs is taking place in UCD.

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

www.facebook.com/events/1578536188918519/

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Tue 25 Sep

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

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

Admission to the gallery and to most events is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on

Oktoberfest Dublin 2018

12:00 – 23:30, Tue 25 Sep

George’s Dock, IFSC, Dublin 1

The super popular Oktoberfest Dublin is back and will take place from Fri 14 Sept – Sat 06 Oct. If you like German Beer (Erdinger Beer), German Food (Bratwurst, Haxn (Pigs Knuckles)) and Bavarian Music (Eeek!) after 16:00, then this event is for you!

But be aware that opening times and admission charges have changed substantially again. It once was free, but now you have to pay to be allowed to go there and spend your money for beer and food. Odd, but there are still queues.

So here are the (weirdly complicated) new opening times and rules:
Free Admission: Tues+Wed: 12:00-23:30, Thurs: 12:00-20:00, Fri+Sat: 12:00-16:00, Sun 12:30-16:00+17:00-22:30
NOT free: Thurs: 20:00-23:30 (EUR 8), Fri-Sat: 17:00-23:30 (EUR 12 with EUR 5 meal voucher)
Mondays the Oktoberfest is closed and Fri-Sun the fest is closed from 16:00-17:00

So the best advise is to go on Tuesday, Wednesday or Sunday.

The website ´link is below, but be aware that at the time of writing this, the website was NOT yet updated with the new opening times and rules on all pages. Only the front page was updated. Hopefully it will be fixed before Friday.

oktoberfest-dublin.de

Portrait of a Musician – Pop-up Art Talk

13:15 – 13:45, Tue 25 Sep

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

The Pop-up talk “Portrait of a Musician” will take place in Room 30. Join Marie Pike for this talk focusing on Filippino Lippi’s Portrait of a Musician, late 1480s.

Admission is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/portrait-musician

Independence and Women’s Suffrage in Poland and Ireland – Talk

14:00 – 19:00, Tue 25 Sep

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

The conference “National Independence and Women’s Suffrage in Poland and Ireland” takes place on Tuesday afternoon and all details are on the website below.

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

www.tcd.ie/trinitylongroomhub/whats-on/details/event.php?eventid=128317574

The Dublin Language Exchange – Meetup

19:00, Tue 25 Sep

Czech Inn, Essex Gate, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

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

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

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

The Harbour Ukuleles – Jam

19:00, Tue 25 Sep

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

“The Harbour Ukuleles” is a group of ukulele enthusiasts and they meet every Tuesday in The Harbour Bar in Bray to jam and learn new songs.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/theharbourukuleles/

Dublin Bluegrass Collective – Gig

20:00, Tue 25 Sep

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

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

www.facebook.com/Sin.E.Pub

Jesters Open Mic Comedy Night

20:00 – 22:00, Tue 25 Sep

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

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

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

www.facebook.com/jesterscomedy/

Ukulele Tuesday – Jam&Gig

20:00 – 23:30, Tue 25 Sep

Stag’s Head, Dame Lane, Dublin 2

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

www.facebook.com/UkuleleTuesday

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 23:00, Tue 25 Sep

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

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

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

The Lounge Quintet – Jazz Gig

21:00, Tue 25 Sep

Leeson Lounge, 148 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4

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

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

International Bar Jazz Night

21:30, Tue 25 Sep

The International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

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

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

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

www.international-bar.com/jazz/

Woolshed Pub Quiz

21:30, Tue 25 Sep

Woolshed Bar & Grill, Parnell Street, Dublin 1

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

Admission is free. Max team size is 6 people.

www.woolshedbaa.com

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Dublin Sportsfest 2018

09:00, Wed 26 Sep

Dublin (various locations)

The Dublin Sportsfest 2018 is the first ever week-long Sportsfest in Dublin. It will run from 23-30 Sept and will give you a chance to try out lots of different physical activities. Most events are free and the full list is on the website below.

Here are some examples of free events during the Dublin Sportsfest Week:

+ Open Day Tennis and Padel Sessions @ Bushy Park Tennis and Padel Club (Sun 23, Wed 26 + Sun 30 Sept – 11:00-13:00)
+ Open Day & Introduction to Jugger @ Fairview Park GAA Pitches (Sun 23 Sept – 13:00-17:00)
+ Spin Classes @ St. Catherine’s Sports & Community Centre, D8 (Mon 24 Sept – 13:15. Thurs 27 Sept – 19:15)
+ Circuit Training @ St. Catherine’s Sports & Community Centre, D8 (Mon 24 Sept – 18:15)
+ Yoga @ Dublin City Hall (Mon 24 – Thurs 27 Sept – daily 08:00-08:45 / Mon 24 + Wed 26 – 13:00-13:45)
+ Walking Football @ Dalymount Park, D7 (Mon 24 Sept 09:30-13:30)
+ Indoor Bowls Event @ Poppintree Sports & Community Centre, D11 (Mon 24 Sept – 14:00-16:00)
+ Zumba in the Open @ Civis Offices Amphitheatre, D8 (Mon 24 Sept – 17:00)
+ Flex Stretch @ St. Catherine’s Sports & Community Centre, D8 (Tues 25 – 13:15 / Thur 27 – 18:15 / Fri 28 – 13:15)
+ Moms and Dads Kick Start Studio Class @ Sports & Fitness Ballymun, D11 (Tues 25 Sept – 09:30-10:00)

…and there are LOTS more events on the website below.

www.dublincity.ie/sportsfest

Drawing Group for Adults – Rua Red

11:00, Wed 26 Sep

Rua Red, South Dublin Arts Centre, Tallaght, D24

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

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

Dublin Festival of History 2017

11:00, Wed 26 Sep

Dublin (various locations)

The Dublin Festival of History runs from 24 September until 07 October and is brought to you by Dublin’s Libraries and Dublin City. There are more than 140 events and all are free.

The festival website is here with the full programme. Unfortunately there is no downloadable brochure with a full list of events this year.

Most of the events during the week take place in Dublin’s libraries and just a few other venues. There are talks every weekday.

Here are just a SMALL number of suggestions:

Mon 24 Sep 13:10: The Dublin Docker (Pearse Street Library Archive)
Mon 24 Sep 18:30: Boiling Vocano?: the south responds to the Troubles, 1968-1979 (Cabra Library)
Mon 24 Sep 18:30: Stalwart Suffragettes (Rathmines Library)
Mon 24 Sep 18:30: Tenements and Suburbia: the changing face of early 20th century Dublin (Finglas Library)
Mon 24 Sep 18:30: Lá na mBan: the women of Ireland’s response to the threat of conscription in 1918 (Marino Library)
Mon 24 Sep 18:30: Dublin 1918 with Cathy Scuffl (Inchicore Library)
Tues 25 Sep 14:00: The Ten Dark Secrets of 1798 (Charleville Mall Library)
Tues 25 Sep 18:30: County Flags Of Ireland (Ballymun Library)
Tues 25 Sep 18:30: The historical impact of Gaming – BC to PC (Ballyfermot Library)
Wed 26 Sep 13:00: Dublin at the end of the Great War (Pearse Street Library Archive)
Wed 26 Sep 18:00: Old Dublin Society Lecture: Georgian Dublin (Pearse Street Library Archive)
Wed 26 Sep 18:30: Prima Donnas, Princes And Patriots (Walkinstown Library)
Wed 26 Sep 18:30: The Secrets in Dublin Place Names (Dolphin’s Barn Library)
Thur 27 Sep 13:10: The Mendicity Institution And Dublin’s Beggars (Pearse Street Library Archive)
Thur 27 Sep 18:30: The Roots of Ballyfermot (Ballyfermot Library)
Thur 27 Sep 18:30: How women took on their world (Rathmines Library)
Fri 28 Sep 13:10: From The Plough To The Stars: James Connolly at 150 (Central Library)

dublinfestivalofhistory.ie/2018-festival-programme/

Gate Lodges of Phoenix Park – Walk

11:00 – 12:30, Wed 26 Sep

Phoenix Park Visitor Centre, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

“The Gate Lodges of the Phoenix Park” is this week’s Wednesday walk in Phoenix Park.

It is a walk to the gate lodges of the Phoenix Park capturing the architecture and history of some of these unique lodges some of which were designed by Decimus Burton, Francis Johnson and Jacob Owen.

Admission is free. Some more information is in this brochure.

UCD Business, Finance & Management Recruitment Fair

11:00 – 15:00, Wed 26 Sep

O’Reilly Hall, UCD Campus, Donnybrook, Dublin 4

A Recruitment Fair for Business, Finance & Management jobs will take place in UCD on Wednesday.

Admission is free, but booking is required.

www.facebook.com/events/955123631339223/

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Wed 26 Sep

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

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

Admission to the gallery and to most events is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on

Oktoberfest Dublin 2018

12:00 – 23:30, Wed 26 Sep

George’s Dock, IFSC, Dublin 1

The super popular Oktoberfest Dublin is back and will take place from Fri 14 Sept – Sat 06 Oct. If you like German Beer (Erdinger Beer), German Food (Bratwurst, Haxn (Pigs Knuckles)) and Bavarian Music (Eeek!) after 16:00, then this event is for you!

But be aware that opening times and admission charges have changed substantially again. It once was free, but now you have to pay to be allowed to go there and spend your money for beer and food. Odd, but there are still queues.

So here are the (weirdly complicated) new opening times and rules:
Free Admission: Tues+Wed: 12:00-23:30, Thurs: 12:00-20:00, Fri+Sat: 12:00-16:00, Sun 12:30-16:00+17:00-22:30
NOT free: Thurs: 20:00-23:30 (EUR 8), Fri-Sat: 17:00-23:30 (EUR 12 with EUR 5 meal voucher)
Mondays the Oktoberfest is closed and Fri-Sun the fest is closed from 16:00-17:00

So the best advise is to go on Tuesday, Wednesday or Sunday.

The website ´link is below, but be aware that at the time of writing this, the website was NOT yet updated with the new opening times and rules on all pages. Only the front page was updated. Hopefully it will be fixed before Friday.

oktoberfest-dublin.de

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Wed 26 Sep

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

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

www.ifi.ie/

Paul Signac’s The Terrace, Saint-Tropez – Pop-up Sketching

13:00 – 14:00, Wed 26 Sep

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

The Pop-up sketching session inspired by Paul Signac’s “The Terrace, Saint-Tropez” will take place in front of the painting in Room 4. In this session you will work with oil pastels on paper. All materials are provided.

Admission is free, but limited to 15 people. Places are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

www.nationalgallery.ie/pop-sketching-paul-signacs-terrace-saint-tropez

Irish National War Memorial Gardens – Guided Tour

14:00, Wed 26 Sep

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

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

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

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

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

Shopping for Dementia Sufferers – Launch

14:00 – 16:30, Wed 26 Sep

SuperValu Raheny, Howth Road, Raheny, Dublin 5

The Launch of “Getting the Messages”, a pilot project in Supervalu Raheny to support Dementia sufferers and their carers by making it easier for them to shop, will be launched on Wednesday.

The Forgets-Me-Nots-Choir will perform.

Admission is free.

www.localenterprise.ie/DublinCity/News/Press-Releases/Getting-the-Messages-Dementia-Inclusive-Shopping.html

Talent Garden – European Patenting System

14:00, Wed 26 Sep

DCU Alpha, Innovation Campus, Old Finglas Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 11

Talent Garden is a innovation platform and coworking network for digital innovation in 8 European countries and they just opened their campus in Dublin in DCU in Glasnevin. To celebrate this, they are hosting 30 Tech events in 30 days across a whole range of subjects. The full list is here: www.talentgarden.org/en-it/events/

And some of the individual events this week are:

+ Start-up Marketing on a Shoestring Budget – 25 Sept 09:30-11:00
+ Insights into the European Patenting System – 26 Sept 14:00-16:00
+ Hands on with the Design Sprint – 27 Sept 09:00-13:00
+ Marketing with DCU MINT – 28 Sept 10:00-11:00

Admission is free.

talentgarden.org/

What Happens to People who do History? – Discussion

16:00 – 17:30, Wed 26 Sep

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

“What Happens to People who do History: Is there a Future in the Past?” is a panel discussion as part of the Centre for Contemporary Irish History Seminar Series. All details are on the website below.

Admission is free.

www.tcd.ie/trinitylongroomhub/whats-on/details/event.php?eventid=129038510

Anthony J. Jordan – RDS Speaker Series

18:30 – 19:30, Wed 26 Sep

RDS, Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

Anthony J Jordan will talk about “Repatriation for Yeats, but not for Joyce, why not?”

William Butler Yeats was repatriated to Ireland in September 1948, through the good offices of Minister of External Affairs, Sean MacBride, together with President Sean O’Kelly. However they did not look kindly on a repatriation for James Joyce. Why not?

Anthony J. Jordan is a prolific biographer. His most recent book is ‘James Joyce Unplugged’. He recently donated his extensive Archive to the National Library of Ireland.

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

www.rds.ie/Whats-On/Event/36669

Risks and Rewards at the Edges of Life – Talk

18:30 – 20:00, Wed 26 Sep

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

“Thriving at the Limits: Risks and Rewards at the Edges of Life” is a talk by author and psychologist Emma Barrett. She considers what it takes to survive and thrive in remote and dangerous environments. Extreme activities such as polar exploration, deep-sea diving, mountaineering, space missions and long-distance sailing create extraordinary physical and psychological demands. Dealing with fear is only the start. People in extremes may endure days or weeks of punishing hardships like sleep deprivation, pain, hunger, exhaustion and monotony. Does it take superhuman abilities to overcome these hazards? Or do we all have the potential to thrive in extremes?

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

dublin.sciencegallery.com/events/2018/06/Thrivingatthelimits

Rocky Road to Dublin – Screening

19:00 – 21:00, Wed 26 Sep

Arts Building, Trinity College, Dublin 2

As part of a series of events commemorating the 50th anniversary of 1968, a screening of Rocky Road to Dublin will be held in the Mairtin Uí Cadháin Theatre (Arts Block).

Admission is free, but registration is requied via the link below.

www.tcd.ie/trinitylongroomhub/whats-on/details/event.php?eventid=129038487

Wednesday Jazz – Music Cafe

19:30 – 22:00, Wed 26 Sep

The Music Cafe, 1 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

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

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/satumusikk/

Jesters Open Mic Comedy Night

19:45 – 22:00, Wed 26 Sep

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

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

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

www.facebook.com/jesterscomedy/

Brand New Switcharoo – Roots Gig

20:00, Wed 26 Sep

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

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

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

Dublin City FM Social Sessions – Gigs

20:00, Wed 26 Sep

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

Another Dublin City FM Session will take place. The line-up is hand picked by Dublin City FM, but is not announced on the Grand Social site.

Admission is free.

www.thegrandsocial.ie/event/dcfm-social-sessions/

Dublin Jam Session – Open Jam

20:00 – 23:00, Wed 26 Sep

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

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

It takes place every Wednesday and admission is free.

www.facebook.com/DublinJamSessions/

Anseo Comedy Club

20:30, Wed 26 Sep

Anseo, 18 Camden Street Lower, Dublin 2

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

Admission is free, donations are welcome.

www.facebook.com/StandUpComedyClub

The Zodiac Sessions – Open Mic/Gig

20:30, Wed 26 Sep

Bruxelles, Harry Street, Dublin 2

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

www.facebook.com/zodiacsessions

Forro Wednesday

21:00, Wed 26 Sep

Woolshed Bar & Grill, Parnell Street, Dublin 1

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

www.facebook.com/events/137957730197202/

Los Paradiso – Gig

21:00, Wed 26 Sep

Leeson Lounge, 148 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4

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

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

Trad Session

21:30, Wed 26 Sep

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

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

The Harleys – Gig

23:55, Wed 26 Sep

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

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

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/mezzdublin

Thursday 27 Sep

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National Fitness Day: Docklands Fitfest

07:00 – 19:30, Thu 27 Sep

Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2

On National Fitness Day and during the Dublin Sportsfest Week, the Docklands Fitfest will take place. It is a day full of free classes in a big Marquee on Grand Canal Square.

The classes are Yoga, Pound Fitness, Dance Aerobics, Boogie Bounce, Rolling Runs, Functional Fitness, Zumba Attack, HIIT, Fearless Moves.

Admission is free to all classes, but booking is required via the website here.

nationalfitnessday.ie/dockland-fitfest/

Dublin Sportsfest 2018

09:00, Thu 27 Sep

Dublin (various locations)

The Dublin Sportsfest 2018 is the first ever week-long Sportsfest in Dublin. It will run from 23-30 Sept and will give you a chance to try out lots of different physical activities. Most events are free and the full list is on the website below.

Here are some examples of free events during the Dublin Sportsfest Week:

+ Open Day Tennis and Padel Sessions @ Bushy Park Tennis and Padel Club (Sun 23, Wed 26 + Sun 30 Sept – 11:00-13:00)
+ Open Day & Introduction to Jugger @ Fairview Park GAA Pitches (Sun 23 Sept – 13:00-17:00)
+ Spin Classes @ St. Catherine’s Sports & Community Centre, D8 (Mon 24 Sept – 13:15. Thurs 27 Sept – 19:15)
+ Circuit Training @ St. Catherine’s Sports & Community Centre, D8 (Mon 24 Sept – 18:15)
+ Yoga @ Dublin City Hall (Mon 24 – Thurs 27 Sept – daily 08:00-08:45 / Mon 24 + Wed 26 – 13:00-13:45)
+ Walking Football @ Dalymount Park, D7 (Mon 24 Sept 09:30-13:30)
+ Indoor Bowls Event @ Poppintree Sports & Community Centre, D11 (Mon 24 Sept – 14:00-16:00)
+ Zumba in the Open @ Civis Offices Amphitheatre, D8 (Mon 24 Sept – 17:00)
+ Flex Stretch @ St. Catherine’s Sports & Community Centre, D8 (Tues 25 – 13:15 / Thur 27 – 18:15 / Fri 28 – 13:15)
+ Moms and Dads Kick Start Studio Class @ Sports & Fitness Ballymun, D11 (Tues 25 Sept – 09:30-10:00)

…and there are LOTS more events on the website below.

www.dublincity.ie/sportsfest

Talent Garden – Hands on with the Design Sprint

09:00, Thu 27 Sep

DCU Alpha, Innovation Campus, Old Finglas Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 11

Talent Garden is a innovation platform and coworking network for digital innovation in 8 European countries and they just opened their campus in Dublin in DCU in Glasnevin. To celebrate this, they are hosting 30 Tech events in 30 days across a whole range of subjects. The full list is here: www.talentgarden.org/en-it/events/

And some of the individual events this week are:

+ Start-up Marketing on a Shoestring Budget – 25 Sept 09:30-11:00
+ Insights into the European Patenting System – 26 Sept 14:00-16:00
+ Hands on with the Design Sprint – 27 Sept 09:00-13:00
+ Marketing with DCU MINT – 28 Sept 10:00-11:00

Admission is free.

talentgarden.org/

Sculpture in Context – Exhibition

10:00 – 17:00, Thu 27 Sep

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

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

The exhibition will be open form 06 Sept and will run until 19 October.

Admission is free and apart from seeing some very interesting sculptures, it is also fun to go on a “treasure hunt” for these sculptures which are sprinkled throughout the Botanic Gardens.

www.sculptureincontext.com/

Dublin Festival of History 2017

11:00, Thu 27 Sep

Dublin (various locations)

The Dublin Festival of History runs from 24 September until 07 October and is brought to you by Dublin’s Libraries and Dublin City. There are more than 140 events and all are free.

The festival website is here with the full programme. Unfortunately there is no downloadable brochure with a full list of events this year.

Most of the events during the week take place in Dublin’s libraries and just a few other venues. There are talks every weekday.

Here are just a SMALL number of suggestions:

Mon 24 Sep 13:10: The Dublin Docker (Pearse Street Library Archive)
Mon 24 Sep 18:30: Boiling Vocano?: the south responds to the Troubles, 1968-1979 (Cabra Library)
Mon 24 Sep 18:30: Stalwart Suffragettes (Rathmines Library)
Mon 24 Sep 18:30: Tenements and Suburbia: the changing face of early 20th century Dublin (Finglas Library)
Mon 24 Sep 18:30: Lá na mBan: the women of Ireland’s response to the threat of conscription in 1918 (Marino Library)
Mon 24 Sep 18:30: Dublin 1918 with Cathy Scuffl (Inchicore Library)
Tues 25 Sep 14:00: The Ten Dark Secrets of 1798 (Charleville Mall Library)
Tues 25 Sep 18:30: County Flags Of Ireland (Ballymun Library)
Tues 25 Sep 18:30: The historical impact of Gaming – BC to PC (Ballyfermot Library)
Wed 26 Sep 13:00: Dublin at the end of the Great War (Pearse Street Library Archive)
Wed 26 Sep 18:00: Old Dublin Society Lecture: Georgian Dublin (Pearse Street Library Archive)
Wed 26 Sep 18:30: Prima Donnas, Princes And Patriots (Walkinstown Library)
Wed 26 Sep 18:30: The Secrets in Dublin Place Names (Dolphin’s Barn Library)
Thur 27 Sep 13:10: The Mendicity Institution And Dublin’s Beggars (Pearse Street Library Archive)
Thur 27 Sep 18:30: The Roots of Ballyfermot (Ballyfermot Library)
Thur 27 Sep 18:30: How women took on their world (Rathmines Library)
Fri 28 Sep 13:10: From The Plough To The Stars: James Connolly at 150 (Central Library)

dublinfestivalofhistory.ie/2018-festival-programme/

Grangegorman Military Cemetery – Tour

11:00, Thu 27 Sep

Grangegorman Cemetery, Blackhorse Avenue, Dublin 7

Every Thursday a free tour of Grangegorman Military Cemetery on Blackhorse Avenue takes place. Meet inside the cemetery gates.

Admission is free and everybody is welcome. Ring 01-6770095 for more information.

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

phoenixpark.ie/tours/

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Thu 27 Sep

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

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

Admission to the gallery and to most events is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on

Oktoberfest Dublin 2018

12:00 – 20:00, Thu 27 Sep

George’s Dock, IFSC, Dublin 1

The super popular Oktoberfest Dublin is back and will take place from Fri 14 Sept – Sat 06 Oct. If you like German Beer (Erdinger Beer), German Food (Bratwurst, Haxn (Pigs Knuckles)) and Bavarian Music (Eeek!) after 16:00, then this event is for you!

But be aware that opening times and admission charges have changed substantially again. It once was free, but now you have to pay to be allowed to go there and spend your money for beer and food. Odd, but there are still queues.

So here are the (weirdly complicated) new opening times and rules:
Free Admission: Tues+Wed: 12:00-23:30, Thurs: 12:00-20:00, Fri+Sat: 12:00-16:00, Sun 12:30-16:00+17:00-22:30
NOT free: Thurs: 20:00-23:30 (EUR 8), Fri-Sat: 17:00-23:30 (EUR 12 with EUR 5 meal voucher)
Mondays the Oktoberfest is closed and Fri-Sun the fest is closed from 16:00-17:00

So the best advise is to go on Tuesday, Wednesday or Sunday.

The website ´link is below, but be aware that at the time of writing this, the website was NOT yet updated with the new opening times and rules on all pages. Only the front page was updated. Hopefully it will be fixed before Friday.

oktoberfest-dublin.de

Birgit Nilsson – Life and Works – Talk

13:00, Thu 27 Sep

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

Michael Grant will discuss the life and career of the great Swedish Dramatic Soprano, Birgit Nilsson (1918 – 2015). Birgit Nilsson was blessed with musicality, technique and imagination and 2018 marks the centenary of her birth.

Admission is free, but booking is requied via 01-8734333

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-culture-and-amenities-dublin-city-public-libraries-and-archive-events/2018-%E2%80%93

Low priced books with free delivery!

13:00, Thu 27 Sep

Dublin (various locations)

Free Delivery on all Books at the Book Depository

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

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

www.bookdepository.com?a_aid=dubevg

If you prefer Amazon to buy your books (for free postage you need to order a minimum of GBP 25), then use this Amazon link to help the Dublin Event Guide. Thanks!

A Closer Look at Samaritan Binding Practices – Talk

13:10, Thu 27 Sep

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

The talk “A Closer Look at Samaritan Binding Practices” will describe the various binding and manuscript making practices used by the Samaritans and will be unveiling previously little documented binding structures. Julia Poirier has joined the Chester Beatty in 2012 as the Heritage Council of Ireland intern and has since been working as a book and paper conservator at the museum.

Admission is free.

cbl.ticketsolve.com/shows/1173589792

Temple Bar Craft Market

14:00 – 20:00, Thu 27 Sep

Temple Bar, Dublin 2

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

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

templebarnightmarket.com/

Planting a Social Enterprise

14:30 – 16:30, Thu 27 Sep

Green Kitchen Cafe & Garden Centre, Walkinstown Green, Walkinstown, Dublin 12

Are you interested in planting or starting a social enterprise but don’t know where to start? This Planting A Social Enterprise workshop will help you by providing:

Ideas & Tips
Case Study Learning
Resources
Opportunities to network / meet reps from support organisations
Tour of a social enterprise café & garden centre

The event schedule is
14.20 – Arrival – Tea/Coffee & home made scones from Green Kitchen Café
14.30 – Workshop 1 led by Gavan Cleary (DIT)
15:20 – Short tour of Green Kitchen Café and Garden Centre
15.30 – Workshop 2 led by Gavan Cleary (DIT)
16.30 – Event End

This event is brought to you by Dublin City Council and the Dublin City Social Enterprise Committee and is supported by Dublin City Local Community Development Committee, Dublin Institute of Technology, Inner City Enterprise and WALK.

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

www.eventbrite.ie/e/planting-a-social-enterprise-tickets-50119426554

A Taste of Brazil – National Gallery Thursday Lates

16:30 – 20:30, Thu 27 Sep

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

“Thursday Lates” are a series of events in the National Gallery after hours. This week the Thursday Late celebrates the new exhibition “Curious Creatures: Frans Post & Brazil” with a focus on Brazilian-themed activities.

Experience a percussive samba performance by Morro 16, or discover your hidden talent for capoeira (an Afro-Brazilian martial art) in workshops led by Mundo Capoeira. Brazilian tunes will be played by DJ Pablo Santos and Tropical Popical will create Curious Creatures-inspired nail art (booking opens 14:00 on 24 Sept.). Brazilian-inspired food and drink will be available, including a speciality cachaca cocktail.

Guided tours will take place at 17:30 and 18:30 and the galleries will stay upen until 20:30.

Admission is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/thursday-lates

Reframing ’68 and the Sixties – Discussion

17:30 – 19:30, Thu 27 Sep

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

Reframing ’68 and the Sixties is a Panel Discussion in the Long Room Hub.

All details are on the website below.

Admission is free, but booking is required.

www.tcd.ie/trinitylongroomhub/whats-on/details/event.php?eventid=129501057

Jazz Club at Sweetman’s – Gig

18:00 – 20:00, Thu 27 Sep

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

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

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/jwsweetman/

Little Museum of Dublin – Free Admission Thursday

18:00 – 20:00, Thu 27 Sep

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

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

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

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

www.littlemuseum.ie/

Disordered Minds: How Dangerous Personalities Are Destroying Democracy

18:30 – 20:00, Thu 27 Sep

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

Disordered Minds: How Dangerous Personalities Are Destroying Democracy

Irish author and scientist Ian Hughes will talk about his book “Disordered Minds: How Dangerous Personalities Are Destroying Democracy”. By bringing together his experience in science, psychology and political science, he will answer questions about why a small proportion of people with dangerous personality disorders are responsible for much of the violence and greed that scars our world. Clinical psychologist Paul D’Alton will introduce Ian. Paul is head of the Department of Psycho-oncology at St Vincent’s University Hospital, Dublin and Adjunct Lecturer at The School of Psychology, University College Dublin.

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

www.eventbrite.ie/e/book-launch-disordered-minds-how-dangerous-personalities-are-destroying-democracy-tickets-49331654306

Start or Grow your Business – Business Lectures

18:30 – 20:00, Thu 27 Sep

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

Twice every year, the Central Library together with the Local Enterprise Office in Dublin City are running a series of six free Business Lectures for everybody who wants to start or grow a business. The lectures will cover subjects such as the characteristics needed to run and fund your business. Digital marketing strategies and writing business plans will also be included.

The next series will take place on Thursdays from 18:30-20:00 between 20 Sept and 25 Oct.

Admission is free, but booking is required via 01-8733996 or businesslibrary@dublincity.ie. All topics and speakers are listed on the website below and to make it easier for you, they are also here:

20 Sep: Becoming a Successful Entrepreneur – How You Can Create and Produce Ideas
27 Sep: Creating the best Business Plan for your Business
04 Oct: Market Research Skills – What You Need To Do To Be Successful
11 Oct: Managing your Online Presence – Having A Digital Plan To Help You Increase Sales
18 Oct: Financial Support and Grants for Entrepreneurs
25 Oct: Essential Supports and Services for Entrepreneurs – Who’s Out There To Help You

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

New to Dublin? Dublin Expats Meeting

19:00, Thu 27 Sep

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

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

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

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

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

The Liquor Rooms Turns 5 – Party

19:00, Thu 27 Sep

Liquor Rooms, 7 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

The Liquir Rooms are celebrating their fifth Birthday and they will do it in style with a big party, Brass Band, Voodoo Swamps (What’s that???) and a Secret Door to the bar.

This what they write:

“We’ve gone full New Orleans with a dash of Voodoo. We’ve got an amazing brass band, dancers – and of course a cake. Expect a parade and lots of dancing! No New Orleans vs Voodoo party would be complete without a Voodoo Swamp, so naturally we’ll have one of those, too. Within this Voodoo Swamp will be our mystical Tarot Card reader. Spoiler alert – they may see cocktails in your immediate future. We have a secret hidden bar within our bar, too. You’ll need to ask our masked team how to get in – we can’t say anymore, our lips are sealed.”

I have NO clue what they are talking about, but I really hope that you understand it better. :-O Could someone translate for me, please?

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/207189833328414/

Thursday Night Board Gaming

19:00, Thu 27 Sep

Ryan’s, 19 Store Street, Dublin 1

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

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/IGAGamesNights/

Table Quiz Thursday – Grand Social

20:00 – 23:00, Thu 27 Sep

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

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

Admission is free.

www.thegrandsocial.ie/events/table-quiz-thursdays-7/2017-05-11/

Rockstart Karaoke – Karaoke with live band

21:00, Thu 27 Sep

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

Rockstar Karaoke is a Karaoke event where you have a full live band behind you. And you are the lead singer. What a thrill!

Any level of singing and performance is welcome and experience is not necessary. The guys even do confidence coaching and give singing lessons.

Admission is free.

sin-e.ie/events/rockstar-karaoke/

Singer Songwriter Night – Mother Reilly’s

21:00, Thu 27 Sep

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

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

www.facebook.com/motherreillysADMIN

Brady’s Fun Pub Quiz

21:30, Thu 27 Sep

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

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

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

www.facebook.com/pages/Bradys-Pub-Terenure/138965189474826

International Bar Jazz Night

21:30, Thu 27 Sep

The International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

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

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

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

www.international-bar.com/jazz/

McLoughlin’s Trad Night

21:30, Thu 27 Sep

McLoughlin’s Bar, 73 Upper George’s Street, Dun Laoghaire

A weekly Trad Music Night is taking place in McLoughlin’s in Dun Laoghaire. It is an acoustic night and all musicians are welcome. Admission is free.

www.mcloughlinsbar.ie

McNeills Trad Music Pub Sessions

21:30, Thu 27 Sep

J. McNeills, 140 Capel Street, Dublin 7

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

www.facebook.com/McNeillsPubSessions

Woolshed Karaoke

21:30, Thu 27 Sep

Woolshed Bar & Grill, Parnell Street, Dublin 1

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

www.woolshedbaa.com/dublin/

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Dublin Sportsfest 2018

09:00, Fri 28 Sep

Dublin (various locations)

The Dublin Sportsfest 2018 is the first ever week-long Sportsfest in Dublin. It will run from 23-30 Sept and will give you a chance to try out lots of different physical activities. Most events are free and the full list is on the website below.

Here are some examples of free events during the Dublin Sportsfest Week:

+ Open Day Tennis and Padel Sessions @ Bushy Park Tennis and Padel Club (Sun 23, Wed 26 + Sun 30 Sept – 11:00-13:00)
+ Open Day & Introduction to Jugger @ Fairview Park GAA Pitches (Sun 23 Sept – 13:00-17:00)
+ Spin Classes @ St. Catherine’s Sports & Community Centre, D8 (Mon 24 Sept – 13:15. Thurs 27 Sept – 19:15)
+ Circuit Training @ St. Catherine’s Sports & Community Centre, D8 (Mon 24 Sept – 18:15)
+ Yoga @ Dublin City Hall (Mon 24 – Thurs 27 Sept – daily 08:00-08:45 / Mon 24 + Wed 26 – 13:00-13:45)
+ Walking Football @ Dalymount Park, D7 (Mon 24 Sept 09:30-13:30)
+ Indoor Bowls Event @ Poppintree Sports & Community Centre, D11 (Mon 24 Sept – 14:00-16:00)
+ Zumba in the Open @ Civis Offices Amphitheatre, D8 (Mon 24 Sept – 17:00)
+ Flex Stretch @ St. Catherine’s Sports & Community Centre, D8 (Tues 25 – 13:15 / Thur 27 – 18:15 / Fri 28 – 13:15)
+ Moms and Dads Kick Start Studio Class @ Sports & Fitness Ballymun, D11 (Tues 25 Sept – 09:30-10:00)

…and there are LOTS more events on the website below.

www.dublincity.ie/sportsfest

Reframing ’68 and the Sixties – Symposium

09:30 – 17:00, Fri 28 Sep

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

“Reframing ’68 and the Sixties” is a Symposium on Friday (after a documentary screening on Wednesday and panel discussion on Thursday). IT will bring together leading scholars to reinterpret the significance of the events of 1968.

All details are on the website below.

Admission is free, but booking is required.

www.tcd.ie/trinitylongroomhub/whats-on/details/event.php?eventid=129501058

Disabled Drivers Motorshow & Conference

10:00 – 17:00, Fri 28 Sep

RDS, Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

The Disabled Drivers Motorshow & Conference will take place on Friday and Saturday 28+29 Sept in the RDS.

The event provides the perfect opportunity to discover everything you need to know about motoring with limited mobility. There will be wheelchair accessible vehicles (WAVs), the latest adaptations and associated products and services available for people with limited mobility.

The conference will cover key topics, for example recent changes to the Disabled Drivers and Passengers Tax Relief Scheme, Changes to the Fuel Grant Scheme, Vehicle Finance and Adaptations available.

Admission is free to the event.

ddmotorshow.ie/

Sculpture in Context – Exhibition

10:00 – 17:00, Fri 28 Sep

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

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

The exhibition will be open form 06 Sept and will run until 19 October.

Admission is free and apart from seeing some very interesting sculptures, it is also fun to go on a “treasure hunt” for these sculptures which are sprinkled throughout the Botanic Gardens.

www.sculptureincontext.com/

Talent Garden – Marketing with DCU MINT

10:00, Fri 28 Sep

DCU Alpha, Innovation Campus, Old Finglas Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 11

Talent Garden is a innovation platform and coworking network for digital innovation in 8 European countries and they just opened their campus in Dublin in DCU in Glasnevin. To celebrate this, they are hosting 30 Tech events in 30 days across a whole range of subjects. The full list is here: www.talentgarden.org/en-it/events/

And some of the individual events this week are:

+ Start-up Marketing on a Shoestring Budget – 25 Sept 09:30-11:00
+ Insights into the European Patenting System – 26 Sept 14:00-16:00
+ Hands on with the Design Sprint – 27 Sept 09:00-13:00
+ Marketing with DCU MINT – 28 Sept 10:00-11:00

Admission is free.

talentgarden.org/

The Story of the Capital – Exhibition in Dublin City Hall

10:00 – 17:15, Fri 28 Sep

City Hall, Dame Street, Dublin 2

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

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

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

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

Dublin Festival of History 2017

11:00, Fri 28 Sep

Dublin (various locations)

The Dublin Festival of History runs from 24 September until 07 October and is brought to you by Dublin’s Libraries and Dublin City. There are more than 140 events and all are free.

The festival website is here with the full programme. Unfortunately there is no downloadable brochure with a full list of events this year.

Most of the events during the week take place in Dublin’s libraries and just a few other venues. There are talks every weekday.

Here are just a SMALL number of suggestions:

Mon 24 Sep 13:10: The Dublin Docker (Pearse Street Library Archive)
Mon 24 Sep 18:30: Boiling Vocano?: the south responds to the Troubles, 1968-1979 (Cabra Library)
Mon 24 Sep 18:30: Stalwart Suffragettes (Rathmines Library)
Mon 24 Sep 18:30: Tenements and Suburbia: the changing face of early 20th century Dublin (Finglas Library)
Mon 24 Sep 18:30: Lá na mBan: the women of Ireland’s response to the threat of conscription in 1918 (Marino Library)
Mon 24 Sep 18:30: Dublin 1918 with Cathy Scuffl (Inchicore Library)
Tues 25 Sep 14:00: The Ten Dark Secrets of 1798 (Charleville Mall Library)
Tues 25 Sep 18:30: County Flags Of Ireland (Ballymun Library)
Tues 25 Sep 18:30: The historical impact of Gaming – BC to PC (Ballyfermot Library)
Wed 26 Sep 13:00: Dublin at the end of the Great War (Pearse Street Library Archive)
Wed 26 Sep 18:00: Old Dublin Society Lecture: Georgian Dublin (Pearse Street Library Archive)
Wed 26 Sep 18:30: Prima Donnas, Princes And Patriots (Walkinstown Library)
Wed 26 Sep 18:30: The Secrets in Dublin Place Names (Dolphin’s Barn Library)
Thur 27 Sep 13:10: The Mendicity Institution And Dublin’s Beggars (Pearse Street Library Archive)
Thur 27 Sep 18:30: The Roots of Ballyfermot (Ballyfermot Library)
Thur 27 Sep 18:30: How women took on their world (Rathmines Library)
Fri 28 Sep 13:10: From The Plough To The Stars: James Connolly at 150 (Central Library)

dublinfestivalofhistory.ie/2018-festival-programme/

Leabhar na hAiséirghe – Culture Club

11:30 – 13:00, Fri 28 Sep

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

The next Culture Club in Collins Barracks returns to the Proclaiming a Republic exhibition and this time in the company of curator Sandra Heise to hear the fascinating story of ‘Leabhar na hAiséirghe’, ‘Book of the Resurrection’, which was created by the artist Art Ó Murnaghan between 1924 and 1952.

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

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=3813

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Fri 28 Sep

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

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

Admission to the gallery and to most events is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on

Oktoberfest Dublin 2018

12:00 – 16:00, Fri 28 Sep

George’s Dock, IFSC, Dublin 1

The super popular Oktoberfest Dublin is back and will take place from Fri 14 Sept – Sat 06 Oct. If you like German Beer (Erdinger Beer), German Food (Bratwurst, Haxn (Pigs Knuckles)) and Bavarian Music (Eeek!) after 16:00, then this event is for you!

But be aware that opening times and admission charges have changed substantially again. It once was free, but now you have to pay to be allowed to go there and spend your money for beer and food. Odd, but there are still queues.

So here are the (weirdly complicated) new opening times and rules:
Free Admission: Tues+Wed: 12:00-23:30, Thurs: 12:00-20:00, Fri+Sat: 12:00-16:00, Sun 12:30-16:00+17:00-22:30
NOT free: Thurs: 20:00-23:30 (EUR 8), Fri-Sat: 17:00-23:30 (EUR 12 with EUR 5 meal voucher)
Mondays the Oktoberfest is closed and Fri-Sun the fest is closed from 16:00-17:00

So the best advise is to go on Tuesday, Wednesday or Sunday.

The website ´link is below, but be aware that at the time of writing this, the website was NOT yet updated with the new opening times and rules on all pages. Only the front page was updated. Hopefully it will be fixed before Friday.

oktoberfest-dublin.de

Women in Viking and Medieval Ireland – Tour

13:00 – 13:45, Fri 28 Sep

National Museum, Kildare Street (Archaeology), Dublin 2

At the “Women in Viking and Medieval Ireland” Tour, discover what the artefacts in the Museum of Archaeology reveal to us about the lives of women from Early Christian to Later Medieval Ireland.

Admission is free. No booking required, places allocated on a first come basis. Suitable for Ages 14+

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=3772

Frans Post: An Artist in Brazil – Pop-up Art Talk

13:15 – 13:45, Fri 28 Sep

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

The Pop-up talk “Frans Post: An Artist in Brazil” with Claire Crowley will take place in the exhibition “Curious Creatures: Frans Post and Brazil” in the Print Gallery.

Admission is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/frans-post-artist-brazil

Arbour Hill Cemetery Tour

14:00, Fri 28 Sep

Arbour Hill Cemetery, Arbour Hill, Dublin 7

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

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

phoenixpark.ie/tours/

PROBE: Research Uncovered at TCD

17:00 – 21:00, Fri 28 Sep

Front Square, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 2

At “PROBE: Research Uncovered at Trinity College Dublin” visitors will get an up-close look at the fascinating work being carried out by Irish researchers and how it’s helping to solve some of society’s biggest problems.

In TCD’s Front Square, the diverse world of academic research will be presented with live experiments, exclusive performances, interactive workshops, stand-up comedy and storytelling sessions.

PROBE, is a collaboration between Trinity College Dublin and Science Gallery Dublin and takes place on European Researchers’ Night.

Admission is free and it is open to everyone of all ages. You could call it a Culture Night for scientists! ;-) Find some more details here: www.tcd.ie/research/probe/

dublin.sciencegallery.com/events/2018/08/proberesearchuncoveredtrinitycollegedublin

Lulu Kumama – Jazz in TramCafe

17:30 – 20:00, Fri 28 Sep

TramCafe, Wolfe Tone Square, Jervis Street, Dublin 1

The TramCafe is the venue for Dublin’s only after work Jazz event on a Friday. Lulu Kumama will perform Jazz & Soul Standards wth a Funky Twist.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/thetramcafedublin

Volcanoes and Tsunamis in Ireland – Talks

19:00 – 21:00, Fri 28 Sep

Christ Church Cathedral, Christchurch Place, Dublin 8

The Music Room of Christ Church Cathedral is the venue for three talks organised by the Geological Survey Ireland on European Researchers’ Night. The topic is “Volcanoes and Tsunamis in Ireland”.

Admission is free, but booking is required via the website below, where you also can find all details.

www.gsi.ie/en-ie/events-and-news/events/Pages/Researchers%27-Night-2018.aspx

Cornucopia – Live Music

19:30 – 21:30, Fri 28 Sep

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

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

www.cornucopia.ie

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Fri 28 Sep

Stillorgan Orchard, The Hill, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin

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

www.stillorganorchard.com/specials/

SHITHäTT / SLOUCH – Gig

21:00, Fri 28 Sep

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

Rock band Shithätt and grunge band Slouch will play a double headliner gig in Sin E.

Admission is free.

sin-e.ie/events/shithatt-slouch-double-headliner/

The Brady’s Session – Gig Night

21:00, Fri 28 Sep

Gub Dandy’s in Bradys Pub, 5 Terenure Place, Terenure, Dublin 6

The Brady Sessions is an acoustic gig night in Gub Dandy in Terenure and the next session will feature

Vicky Sergeant
Jim Hugh
Klara McDonnell
Alice Lynskey
Jayson Bratten
Carol Faherty

Keith McLoulghlin is the organiser and admission is free.

www.facebook.com/TheBradysSessions/

The HardChargers – Gig

21:00, Fri 28 Sep

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

The Hardchargers will play Blues, Roots and Rock at this gig in Bray.

Admission is free.

theharbourbar.ie/events/1582/the-hardchargers/

Sick Love / Wynona Bleach – Gig

22:30, Fri 28 Sep

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Sick Love and Wynona Bleach will be in Whelan’s for a gig.

Admission is free.

www.whelanslive.com/

Events Coming Up

Dublin Mountains Partnership – Guided Walks

02+09+16+30 September

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

The walks for September are on 02+09+16+30 September. More might be announced.

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

Not free, but interesting nevertheless:

Dublin Fringe Fest 08-23 Sept

Dublin Vegfest 2018 22+23 Sept

Great Dublin Bike Ride 23 Sept

Dogs Unite Dublin 23 Sept

Dublin Podcast Festival 26 Sept – 17 Oct

IFI Documentary Festival 26-30 Sept

Dublin Theatre Festival 27 Sept – 14 Oct

Hard Working Class Heroes Gigs & Conference 27-29 Sept

Irish Craft Beer Festival 28-29 Sept

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No body is allowed to check the President’s spend?

The job of the “Public Accounts Committee (PAC)” is to check the expenditure of all offices, departments and government agencies to make sure that they don’t waste money and that everything is done and accounted for properly.

They are meant to do that regularly, but oddly it seems that the expenditure of the President wasn’t checked for a much longer time.

Now they have decided to do that checking in the next week. But suddenly the “Secretary General to the Government and Accounting Officer for the Office of the President” has a big problem with that check. He thinks it is even unconstitutional because nobody is allowed to check the President. Interestingly the Taoiseach and the leader of the opposition both also are worried about that check.

Odd! If all is well, nobody should be worried and if things are not well, then we should definitely find out BEFORE the presidential election. Don’t you think?

RTE writes about it here.

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BTW: I am not paid or otherwise rewarded for compiling and distributing this Event Guide it is purely a hobby so your donations are needed: www.perfectresults.info/donation.htm . Advertisement in or sponsorship of the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) is possible and very welcome, please contact me for more information.
Please note: The Dublin Event Guide (for Free Event) is not related or connected to the long gone fortnightly printed publication “the event guide” that you found until December 2008 in pubs and other venues.
Copyright 2018 by Joerg Steegmueller.
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