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Event Guide for free Events in Greater Dublin

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

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

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

The newest Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) below was posted on 09 December 2017:


Dublin Event Guide 547: Dublin Flea Christmas Market, Glow Festival, Fusion Sunday Christmas Market, Farmleigh House Christmas

DEG Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events)

No. 547 | 08 December 2017

Subscribers: 24,150

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Hi all!

Snow forecast for this weekend! I don’t know if I will ever believe ANY of Met Eireann’s orange and red weather warnings again, but this weekend, they tell us there will be snow. Let’s see! Either way, there will be Christmas Markets and you should definitely plan them in! You will find me at the Dublin Flea Christmas Market! ;-)

The Dublin Event Guide is back to usual strength, but also with the unfortunate usual delays. In my day job I am super busy at the moment because everyone wants things completed before Christmas.

The outstanding bill was reduced to EUR 260. Thanks for the helpers! But more helpers are needed! I am not asking for Christmas presents for myself, but if you want to show your appreciation for the Dublin Event Guide before Christmas, please help bringing that outstanding bill to EUR 0 before the end of the year. I know, i know, I sound like a broken record and I keep begging and begging, Don’t think I enjoy it and because I don’t even get anything from it, it is sometimes quite depressing to have to beg, but, hey, I keep doing it for the benefit of all 24,000 subscribers and all 74,000 Facebook Fans. :-) You can help via PayPal here even if you only have a few Euro, everything counts!! I have also added another way for donations if you prefer to use your credit card via GoFundMe here.

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

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This is how it works: The company you buy from will give a small commission (5-8%) to the Dublin Event Guide as a thanks for pointing you in their direction. This might only be 30 cent a go, but if many of you did it every time you buy something online, then it could make a big dent into the EUR 240 needed. Importantly, you do not pay more, but the merchant accepts a slightly smaller profit. So clicking on these ads is helping everybody! Thanks!

Have an event-full weekend and week,

–Joerg

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Feel good slot

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

This weeks Feel Good Slot Quote is by Edna Ferber (1885-1968), who was an American novelist, short story writer and playwright. She said:

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

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

This week Claire R, Leigh Ph, Sarah L, Mark G and Erzsebet H were so wonderful to help with a donation! Thanks a lot!! You and all the other donors throughout the year are keeping the Dublin Event Guide alive! Your donation will benefit EVERY Dublin Event Guide reader!

The cost for sending the weekly newsletter is EUR 240 per month and a donation from you of just EUR 12 per year will ensure that I will be able to pay the bills.
Has the Dublin Event Guide helped you to find events that you otherwise wouldn’t have known about, or have you saved money by finding great free events? Then please go to here and give something back if you can!

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

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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.

This week, the Dublin Flea Christmas Market is the main Christmas Market and therefore a must-go event, BUT there are plenty of others as well. For example the Fusion Sundays Christmas Market in the Food Co-op and the Mart Christmas Market and the Bray Beach Market and also the new Après Village Market.

Also check out Glow on Saturday!

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Competitions

The Beast – Bouncy Castle Experience for adults – Ticket Competition

15-17 December – 10:00-23:00 on Saturday and Sunday and 16:00-23:00 on Friday.
National Basketball Arena, 24 Tymon Cres, Oldbawn, Tallaght, Dublin 24

The world’s biggest inflatable obstacle course, called The Beast, is a bouncy castle experience for adults like there has been no other. Have you been at a child’s birthday and you envy the kids having fun on a bouncy castle because you would like to be bouncing too? Now you have the opportunity to do that over a whopping 272m.

This experience is coming for just three days to Dublin and will be indoors in the National Basketball Arena. Challenge friends, colleagues or family to run, bounce and dance your way around 32 great obstacles before the clock runs out.

There will also be a DJ, street food, craft beer and whiskey tasting and even a Christmas Market, Karaoke Room, Human Foosball game and inflatable photo booth.

The time slots on the Beast are 20 minutes each, but with all the other events around it, you can spend the whole day there.

Tickets are EUR 16.59 – 21.79 and can be bought from www.thebeastdublin.com

And a short video is here.

The organisers of this great event have made 5 pairs of tickets available for a competition in the Dublin Event Guide and if you want to win a pair of tickets, you will have to do this: Send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with THE BEAST in the subject line and with your name and mobile phone number in the body of the mail. In addition you have to answer this question: In what European Capital did The Beast sell out recently? Watch the first few seconds of the video and you will know. ;-)
Your e-mail has to be with me by 11 December at 13:00.

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

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DublinChristmasMarkets.com

Every year I compile a list of all Christmas Markets and publish it on www.DublinChristmasMarkets.com . You will find nearly all the Christmas Markets in Dublin on that list. And if a Christmas Market is not on it, then it is either not a proper Christmas Market ;-) OR the organisers should rapidly work on their marketing (and also send me an e-mail with the details so that I can add their market).

The list is long, but most of the markets are “Markets with a Christmas Theme” as again this year, there is no proper Christmas Market happening in Dublin. Parameters for “proper Christmas Market” in my book are: It has to be outdoors, at least 20 stalls with a mixture of a variety (!) of food stalls and Christmas related craft stalls and other goods. There has to be a Market atmosphere AND a Christmas atmosphere (a long row of stalls usually fails the “atmosphere” criteria).

But even if there is no proper Christmas Market, I still recomment the markets that we have. THey are not awful, they are perfect in their own individual way, it is just that I really miss a PROPER Christmas Market and I still can’t believe that Dublin can’t hack it to have one and to keep it! Look at Waterford or Belfast or Galway and Cork and even Dun Laoghaire tried harder than Dublin does.

So, the list is at www.DublinChristmasMarkets.com and please feel free to tell your friends, colleagues and family about it.

Christmas Shopping Online

If you still have to buy some Christmas presents online, please do so by going to www.dublineventguide.com/shop click on the relevant link and then carry out your shopping. You will not have to pay a cent extra but you will help the Dublin Event Guide hugely!! (Typically a 5% reward will be paid if you order after getting to a shopping site from www.dublineventguide.com/shop and these funds are essential to keep the Dublin Event Guide going.

On the that website you will find links for Amazon and Ebay, Book Depository, Living Social and Groupon, Asos, New Look, Get the Label and Pretty Little Thing, Schuh and My Protein. And even your holidays via eBookers, Trivago and Late Rooms can be booked there.

Thanks for using www.dublineventguide.com/shop :-)

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

Say NO to Adblockers!

I use the Internet all the time and know how annoying advertisment can be. But I also spend close to 35 hours every week on this Dublin Event Guide where getting donations is hard work and where it would be sooooo much easier if you just clicked on the links in this Dublin Event Guide when you buy products or services. You are buying anyway and it doesn’t cost you any extra, so it would be cool to help the Dublin Event Guide.

BUT this plan ONLY work if you don’t use adblockers when you look at the Dublin Event Guide.

So, please, give ads a chance HERE. Free services are NEVER free, but they are ad funded. And if you don’t help funding them then soon they won’t be free anymore.

Opportunities

The Energia Map of Free events in Ireland will be back in March.

Exhibitions

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

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

Käthe Kollwitz: Life, Death and War – National Gallery

08 Sept – 10 Dec

National Gallery of Ireland, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

Prints and drawings by German artist Käthe Kollwitz (1867-1945) will be shown for the first time in the National Gallery of Ireland. “Käthe Kollwitz: Life, Death and War” will give the Irish public an opportunity to discover this important woman artist who created almost 300 prints, around 20 sculptures and some 1,450 drawings during her long career. 38 prints and drawings from the rich collection of the Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Germany will be shown. Kollwitz’s work reminds us of the horror and ultimate futility of war.

Admission is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/

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All In A Row – Charity Event on the Liffey

08:00 – 15:30, Sat 09 Dec

O’Connell Bridge, Dublin 2

“All In A Row” is a near 8 hour long charity event during which the participants will row 500km on the Liffey between the East Link Toll Bridge and Grattan Bridge (between Capel Street and Parliament Street).

All sorts of boats will be on the Liffey to row and paddle to raise money for the RNLI and for the Irish Underwater Search and Recvery Unit.

I am not sure how you can help (maybe there will be collections along the Liffey!?), but you can at least cheer on the people who will be rowing.

www.facebook.com/events/127840814569602/

Car Boot Sales – Tallaght

08:00 – 12:00, Sat 09 Dec

Tallaght Stadium, Whitestown Way, Tallaght, Co. Dublin

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

www.irishcarboot.ie/

Christmas Markets in Dublin – Comprehensive List

08:45, Sat 09 Dec

Dublin (various locations)

To help you with your Christmas entertainment and Christmas shopping, the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) has a comprehensive list of all (free) Christmas Markets in Greater Dublin for you!

Check it out at www.dublinchristmasmarkets.com and tell all your friends!

If you are involved with any Christmas Market that is not listed there, just send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with the subject XMAS and I will look at your event and include it in the list if it fits.

www.dublinchristmasmarkets.com/

Christmas at Phoenix Park Visitor Centre

09:30, Sat 09 Dec

Phoenix Park Visitor Centre, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

A Live Crib will be in the Phoenix Park Visitor Centre from 09:30-17:00.

Admission is free.

phoenixpark.ie/calendar-of-events/

Honest2Goodness Food Market

09:30 – 16:00, Sat 09 Dec

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 09 Dec

Malahide Park, Dublin Road, Malahide, Co. Dublin

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

A whole range of Parkruns take place every week (and if you know some more, please tell me):
+ Malahide Park, Dublin Road, Malahide, Co. Dublin
+ Cabinteely Park, Old Bray Road, Cabinteely, Dublin 18
+ Shanganagh Park, Shankill, Co. Dublin
+ Marlay Park, Grange Road, Rathfarnham, Dublin, Co. Dublin
+ St. Anne’s Park, Raheny, Dublin 5
+ Father Collins Park, Donaghmeade/Clongriffin, Dublin 13
+ Tymon Park, Tallaght, Dublin 24
+ Bushy Park, Terenure, Dublin 6
+ Corcagh Park, Clondalkin, Dublin 22

www.parkrun.ie/

SuperNatural Food Market

09:30 – 15:30, Sat 09 Dec

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

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

www.supernatural.ie

The Green Door Market

09:30 – 16:00, Sat 09 Dec

18 Newmarket, Dublin 8

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

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

www.facebook.com/thegreendoordublin

Belgard Weekend Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 09 Dec

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

Farmleigh House Christmas Programme

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 09 Dec

Farmleigh House, Castleknock end of Phoenix Park, Dublin 15

This year’s Christmas Programme at Farmleigh House will run every weekend before Christmas and will include:

+ Christmas Food & Crafts Market 10:00-17:00
+ Live Crib from 10:00-17:00
+ Pucca Puppets Show at 12:00, 13:45, 15:30
+ Christmas Storytelling 12:45-17:00
+ Horse and Carriage Rides on Sunday 13:00-16:00
+ Christmas Carol Singing with the Boru Choir on Saturday 13:30-15:30
+ Christmas Carol Singing with the Garda Ladies Choir on Sunday 13:30-15:30
+ Barbershop Melodies with The Mellow Chords 14:00-16:00 on Saturday and 12:00-16:00 on Sunday.

You can download the full programme here.

All events are free, but tickets are required for most of them and they will be given out on the day.

phoenixpark.ie/calendar-of-events/

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 09 Dec

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 09 Dec

Marlay Park, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16

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

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

Temple Bar Markets

10:00 – 16:30, Sat 09 Dec

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

The Story of the Capital – Exhibition in Dublin City Hall

10:00 – 17:15, Sat 09 Dec

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 2017.

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

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

Zero Waste Christmas Festival

10:00, Sat 09 Dec

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

The Zero Waste Christmas Festival will run alongside the weekly Super Natural Food Market in the St. Andrews Resource Center. There will be a range of vendors and information stands about waste avoidance and recycling and there will be a swap shop from 12:00, where you can swap clothes.

In addition a number of workshops will teach you how to have a Zero Waste Christmas, however there is an admission charge of EUR 5 for the workshops (sign up for workshops on a first-come, first-served basis at the info desk).

Admission to the festival is free.

www.facebook.com/ZeroWasteFestivalIreland/

Art, Bites, Crafts – Drumcondra Market

10:30 – 15:30, Sat 09 Dec

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 09 Dec

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/

Dublin Flea Christmas Market

11:00 – 18:00, Sat 09 Dec

Point Village, Dublin 1

The Dublin Flea Christmas Market is back and this year it will run from Thursday until Sunday. It will happen again at the Point Village, near the Cinema. Admission is free and the opening hours are Thurs + Fri 13:00-20:00 and Sat + Sun 11:00-18:00.

It will most likely be the biggest Christmas Market this year. It is an indoor market, so no fully comparable to the Christmas Markets I keep raving about (and which we don’t have in Ireland), but at least it is a big market at Christmas.

www.facebook.com/events/175102706377668/

Dun Laoghaire Christmas Market

11:00 – 18:00, Sat 09 Dec

Pavilion Quarter, The Metals, Seafront, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

The Dun Laoghaire Christmas Market will open on 18 November and run until 23 December every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The market area is quite small along the “Metals”, which is from the Dun Laoghaire’s MarineRoad near the City Hall towards the LexiCon library along the Queen’s Road, along the harbour, but at least it is an outdoor Christmas Market, something Dublin can’t manage to organise! ;-)

The market is open from 12:00-19:00 on Fridays and from 11:00-18:00 on Saturdays and Sundays.

Admission is free.

events.dlrcoco.ie/event/d%C3%BAn-laoghaire-christmas-festival-2017

Moving Crib in St. Martin Apostolate

11:00 – 18:00, Sat 09 Dec

St. Martin Apostolate, 42 Parnell Square West, Dublin 1

The Moving Crib of the St. Martin Apostolate is a whole basement full of handcrafted figures in front of painted backgrounds of nativity related scenes. There are 14 scenes, beginning with Adam and Eve and finishing with Christmas. Nearly all figures are moving and this historic crib, which was created in 1956, still fascinates children and even adults.

I was there two years ago and it is indeed fascinating. It won’t blow you away, but your kids could be a lot more impressed than you!! ;-)

Admission is free, but for the upkeep of the crib, a donation is very much appreciated.

The opening times are 28 Nov-08 January: Mon-Fri 14:00-18:00 and Sat+Sun: 11:00-18:00. (Closed on 25+26 Dec and 01 Jan)

www.stmartin.ie/crib/

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Sat 09 Dec

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

Après Village – Christmas Market

12:00 – 19:00, Sat 09 Dec

George’s Dock, IFSC, Dublin 1

In previous years the biggest Outdoor Christmas Market in Dublin took place around the CHQ Building. In some years it was a very good attempt, in other years less so.

This year, the George’s Dock platform was turned into a Christmas Party venue with big tent. Outside the party bookings, you won’t get access to the platform, but next to the CHQ Building a few Christmas Market stalls form the entrance to the party venue and access to the Après Village is free.

Opening hours are 12:00-19:00 and the opening days are 07-10+14-23 December.

The focus is very much on selling the EUR 16 Euro per person tickets for the party venue “Après Lodge”, so I am not sure yet how good the Christmas Market component “Après Village” is, but I will check it out at the next opportunity.

www.apresdublin.com/apres-village

Flea for Choice: Xmas Edition

12:00 – 17:00, Sat 09 Dec

Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

A pop-up flea market in aid of the Abortion Rights Campaign will take place upstairs in the Workman’s Club (enter through the Bison Bar). Admission is not free, but it is EUR 1 to get in. (I always wonder if people would give a higher donation if they weren’t asked to pay an admission charge, but I have no conclusive answer to that.)

www.facebook.com/events/128871491134677/

Ha’penny Flea Market

12:00 – 17:00, Sat 09 Dec

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

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

www.thegrandsocial.ie/

IN CASE OF EMERGENCY – Science Gallery Exhibition

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 09 Dec

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

The current exhibition in the Science Gallery is called “IN CASE OF EMERGENCY” and it will run from 12 October until 11 January. The exhibition looks at doomsday and emergency scenarios. How can we prepare for such a worst case situation? It is a very interesting exhibition that I recommend. Some exhibits need you to think/reflect a little, but that is a good thing! :-)

Exhibits are for example
+ 22 Doomsday Clocks that show how close we got to the end of the world in the period from 1945-2017
+ a series of drawings teaching basic skills for challenging situations
+ Pandemic Spreading patterns in a globalised world
+ Microbiome Ark (a small satellite that carries human microbiome on board to kickstart life on earth again after a disaster)
+ a selection of Manuals for Civilisation
The website below lists all exhibits and provides their explanation so that you can either before or after your visit check further details.

There is also a Situation Room where you can partake in a Catastrophe Citizen Assembly to decide on complex questions that could affect the survival of humanity. The Situation Room assembly will convene every hour. Check with the mediators how you can take part.

All Science Gallery exhibitions are suitable for ALL ages, even younger children will be able to take part/follow. For this exhibition, though, younger kids might need your help to understand some of the context.

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/icoe/

Mart’s Green Christmas Market

12:00 – 19:00, Sat 09 Dec

The MART, 190a Rathmines Road Lower, Rathmines, Dublin 6

Mart’s Green Christmas Market will be in the Old Fire Station in Rathmines on these dates: 7-10 + 14-17 + 20-23 December

Admission is free.

www.mart.ie/market/

The Bernard Shaw Flea Market

12:00 – 17:00, Sat 09 Dec

The Bernard Shaw, 12 Richmond Street South, Dublin 8

The Bernard Shaw Flea Market this week is a Xmas Vintage & Flea Market. Expect vintage clothes, shoes, jewellery, art, records, bric-a-brac and more and DJs will provide the entertainment.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/bernardshawfleamarket/

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Sat 09 Dec

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

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

www.ifi.ie/

The National Library’s History & Heritage – Tour

13:00, Sat 09 Dec

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

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

Admission is free.

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

Chester Beatty Library – Guided Tour

14:00, Sat 09 Dec

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

Chester Beatty’s Icons – Tour

14:00, Sat 09 Dec

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

The In Focus Tour “Chester Beatty’s Icons” with guide Dr. Kurt Kullmann will take place in the Chester Beatty Library.

Admission is free and meeting point is in the atrium of the Library.

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

Eason Story Time for children

14:00, Sat 09 Dec

Eason, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

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

Admission is free.

www.easonedition.com/events/

Glow Festival

14:00 – 18:00, Sat 09 Dec

Smithfield Plaza, Dublin 7

Glow is a festival for the family with entertainment and workshops on Smithfield Plaza.

There will be Lords of Strut, Kidisco, Maynooth Gospel Choir, workshops at Brown Bag Films and Light House Cinema, a Glow Alien doodle with Chris Judge and lantern making with Maeve Clancy and One Family.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/grasshopperevents

Carols with Cantoiri – Chester Beatty Library

15:00, Sat 09 Dec

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

The Chester Beatty Library invites to a a Christmas Carol Signing of the international amateur choir Cantóirí.

Cantóirí has largely a cappella repertoire that spans the centuries and styles, from the Renaissance to the 21st Century, with a particular interest in folk music from around the globe.

Admission is free.

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

Art, Bites, Crafts – Christmas Market – Drumcondra

12:00 – 16:00, Sat 09 Dec

Arts and Business Campus, 40 Drumcondra Road Lower, Drumcondra, Dublin 9

A Christmas Market is happening in Drumcondra at the Arts & Business Campus on Saturday and Sunday.

Admission is free.

Christmas Jazz and Blues Festival – Nigel Mooney & Dixieland

19:00, Sat 09 Dec

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

Nigel Mooney and the Des Hopkins Dixieland Jazz Band will be the acts on Saturday at the Christmas Jazz and Blues Festival in Sin E.

Admission is free.

sin-e.ie/events/nigel-mooney-xmas-jazz-blues-fest/

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Sat 09 Dec

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/

Lixx – Gig

21:00, Sat 09 Dec

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

Lixx will play Classic Rock at the Harbour Bar in Bray.

Admission is free.

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

Pointbreak – Gig

21:00, Sat 09 Dec

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

Pointbreak will play a gig in The Mezz and admission is free.

www.facebook.com/mezzdublin/

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Car Boot Sales – Ballymun

08:00 – 13:00, Sun 10 Dec

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

Christmas Markets in Dublin – Comprehensive List

08:45, Sun 10 Dec

Dublin (various locations)

To help you with your Christmas entertainment and Christmas shopping, the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) has a comprehensive list of all (free) Christmas Markets in Greater Dublin for you!

Check it out at www.dublinchristmasmarkets.com and tell all your friends!

If you are involved with any Christmas Market that is not listed there, just send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with the subject XMAS and I will look at your event and include it in the list if it fits.

www.dublinchristmasmarkets.com/

Christmas at Phoenix Park Visitor Centre

09:30 – 17:00, Sun 10 Dec

Phoenix Park Visitor Centre, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

The Christmas events at the Phoenix Park Visitor centre include a Live Crib (09:30-17:00), the John White Blanchardstown Choir will sing (14:00-16:00), the Woodturners Guild will demonstrate their work in Ashtown Castle (12:00-16:00) and there is a talk about Christmas Deers and Winter Birds at the Papal Cross (11:00 + 14:00), which is MOST LIKELY booked out (Check via 01-6770095).

Admission is free.

phoenixpark.ie/calendar-of-events/

Belgard Weekend Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 10 Dec

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

Celebrating Christmas at Glasnevin – Botanic Gardens Christmas Market

10:00, Sun 10 Dec

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

A Christmas Craft Market is taking place on Sunday at the National Botanic Gardens. There will be nearly 50 stalls with food and gift ideas and admission is free. From 13:30 there will also be a Santa receiving children and free tickets are available from 10:00.

Admission is free.

www.botanicgardens.ie/news/events.htm#10Dec

Farmleigh House Christmas Programme

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 10 Dec

Farmleigh House, Castleknock end of Phoenix Park, Dublin 15

This year’s Christmas Programme at Farmleigh House will run every weekend before Christmas and will include:

+ Christmas Food & Crafts Market 10:00-17:00
+ Live Crib from 10:00-17:00
+ Pucca Puppets Show at 12:00, 13:45, 15:30
+ Christmas Storytelling 12:45-17:00
+ Horse and Carriage Rides on Sunday 13:00-16:00
+ Christmas Carol Singing with the Boru Choir on Saturday 13:30-15:30
+ Christmas Carol Singing with the Garda Ladies Choir on Sunday 13:30-15:30
+ Barbershop Melodies with The Mellow Chords 14:00-16:00 on Saturday and 12:00-16:00 on Sunday.

You can download the full programme here.

All events are free, but tickets are required for most of them and they will be given out on the day.

phoenixpark.ie/calendar-of-events/

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 10 Dec

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, Sun 10 Dec

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 10 Dec

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/

Art, Bites, Crafts – Drumcondra Market

10:30 – 15:30, Sun 10 Dec

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

Christmas Craft & Food Fair – Naul

10:30 – 16:30, Sun 10 Dec

Seamus Ennis Cultural Centre, Naul, Fingal, Co. Dublin

A Christmas Craft & Food Fair is taking place at the Seamus Ennis Cultural Centre.

There will be enertainment by the Naul Church Choir, food and gifts.

Admission is free.

www.tseac.ie/events/e/2272

Bray Beach Christmas Market

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 10 Dec

Jim Doyle’s Pub, Strand Road, Bray, Co. Wicklow

A Bray Beach Flea Market will take place in Bray. There will be food, frink, crafts and vintage.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/188092685087878/

Dublin Flea Christmas Market

11:00 – 18:00, Sun 10 Dec

Point Village, Dublin 1

The Dublin Flea Christmas Market is back and this year it will run from Thursday until Sunday. It will happen again at the Point Village, near the Cinema. Admission is free and the opening hours are Thurs + Fri 13:00-20:00 and Sat + Sun 11:00-18:00.

It will most likely be the biggest Christmas Market this year. It is an indoor market, so no fully comparable to the Christmas Markets I keep raving about (and which we don’t have in Ireland), but at least it is a big market at Christmas.

www.facebook.com/events/175102706377668/

Dun Laoghaire Christmas Market

11:00 – 18:00, Sun 10 Dec

Pavilion Quarter, The Metals, Seafront, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

The Dun Laoghaire Christmas Market will open on 18 November and run until 23 December every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The market area is quite small along the “Metals”, which is from the Dun Laoghaire’s MarineRoad near the City Hall towards the LexiCon library along the Queen’s Road, along the harbour, but at least it is an outdoor Christmas Market, something Dublin can’t manage to organise! ;-)

The market is open from 12:00-19:00 on Fridays and from 11:00-18:00 on Saturdays and Sundays.

Admission is free.

events.dlrcoco.ie/event/d%C3%BAn-laoghaire-christmas-festival-2017

Dun Laoghaire Market

11:00 – 16:00, Sun 10 Dec

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

Fusion Sunday World Christmas Market – Food Co-Op

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 10 Dec

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

The next Fusion Sundays Market is the Christmas Edition of this monthly market and it will take place this Sunday in the Dublin Food Co-op.

It is a world culture market, an ethnic Bazaar, that focuses on the diverse ethnic culture present in Ireland today. The Market features a huge array of International stalls, ethnic food, live music and entertainment for kids. You can buy handmade goods, arts and crafts, recycled products, jewellery, clothes and food. The market is held every second Sunday of the month.

There is always a great atmosphere and I definitely recommend this monthly market.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/fusionsundaysmarket

Jazz + Bluegrass for Brunch on Sundays

11:00 – 16:30, Sun 10 Dec

Kilkenny Shop, Nassau Street, Dublin 2

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

Admission is free.

www.kilkennyshop.com/restaurant-jazzsundays

Moving Crib in St. Martin Apostolate

11:00 – 18:00, Sun 10 Dec

St. Martin Apostolate, 42 Parnell Square West, Dublin 1

The Moving Crib of the St. Martin Apostolate is a whole basement full of handcrafted figures in front of painted backgrounds of nativity related scenes. There are 14 scenes, beginning with Adam and Eve and finishing with Christmas. Nearly all figures are moving and this historic crib, which was created in 1956, still fascinates children and even adults.

I was there two years ago and it is indeed fascinating. It won’t blow you away, but your kids could be a lot more impressed than you!! ;-)

Admission is free, but for the upkeep of the crib, a donation is very much appreciated.

The opening times are 28 Nov-08 January: Mon-Fri 14:00-18:00 and Sat+Sun: 11:00-18:00. (Closed on 25+26 Dec and 01 Jan)

www.stmartin.ie/crib/

Palestrina Choir

11:00, Sun 10 Dec

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

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Sun 10 Dec

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

Après Village – Christmas Market

12:00 – 19:00, Sun 10 Dec

George’s Dock, IFSC, Dublin 1

In previous years the biggest Outdoor Christmas Market in Dublin took place around the CHQ Building. In some years it was a very good attempt, in other years less so.

This year, the George’s Dock platform was turned into a Christmas Party venue with big tent. Outside the party bookings, you won’t get access to the platform, but next to the CHQ Building a few Christmas Market stalls form the entrance to the party venue and access to the Après Village is free.

Opening hours are 12:00-19:00 and the opening days are 07-10+14-23 December.

The focus is very much on selling the EUR 16 Euro per person tickets for the party venue “Après Lodge”, so I am not sure yet how good the Christmas Market component “Après Village” is, but I will check it out at the next opportunity.

www.apresdublin.com/apres-village

Blackrock Market

12:00 – 17:30, Sun 10 Dec

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

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

www.blackrockmarket.com/

Guided Walks – Botanic Gardens

12:00 – 15:30, Sun 10 Dec

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

IN CASE OF EMERGENCY – Science Gallery Exhibition

12:00 – 18:00, Sun 10 Dec

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

The current exhibition in the Science Gallery is called “IN CASE OF EMERGENCY” and it will run from 12 October until 11 January. The exhibition looks at doomsday and emergency scenarios. How can we prepare for such a worst case situation? It is a very interesting exhibition that I recommend. Some exhibits need you to think/reflect a little, but that is a good thing! :-)

Exhibits are for example
+ 22 Doomsday Clocks that show how close we got to the end of the world in the period from 1945-2017
+ a series of drawings teaching basic skills for challenging situations
+ Pandemic Spreading patterns in a globalised world
+ Microbiome Ark (a small satellite that carries human microbiome on board to kickstart life on earth again after a disaster)
+ a selection of Manuals for Civilisation
The website below lists all exhibits and provides their explanation so that you can either before or after your visit check further details.

There is also a Situation Room where you can partake in a Catastrophe Citizen Assembly to decide on complex questions that could affect the survival of humanity. The Situation Room assembly will convene every hour. Check with the mediators how you can take part.

All Science Gallery exhibitions are suitable for ALL ages, even younger children will be able to take part/follow. For this exhibition, though, younger kids might need your help to understand some of the context.

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/icoe/

Magazine Fort – Guided Tour

12:00, Sun 10 Dec

Magazine Fort, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

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

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

Since 1988, the Irish Army doesn’t use the Fort anymore and gave it back to the Office of Public Works (OPW), but not much good has happened to the Fort in the last 28 years (!!) and there were numerous speculations about the reasons for that.

Finally since last year, guided tours are provided with four tours on Friday and Sunday over the Summer and a reduced schedule in the winter. From 01 October until March 2018, the only tour is on Sundays from 12:00 and 20 places are available on that tour.

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

phoenixpark.ie/tours/

Mart’s Green Christmas Market

12:00 – 19:00, Sun 10 Dec

The MART, 190a Rathmines Road Lower, Rathmines, Dublin 6

Mart’s Green Christmas Market will be in the Old Fire Station in Rathmines on these dates: 7-10 + 14-17 + 20-23 December

Admission is free.

www.mart.ie/market/

Sunday at Noon – Classical Concerts

12:00 – 13:00, Sun 10 Dec

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 “Dublin Song Series 2017-3” with Alessandro Fisher, tenor and Dearbhla Collins, piano. They will perform songs from Germany, Russia, Spain, France, England and Italy.

www.hughlane.ie/past-sunday-concerts/1912-sundaysnoon-dublin-song-series-2017-3

Family Tour – National Gallery

12:30 – 13:15, Sun 10 Dec

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

This is a specially designed tour int eh National Gallery for children and their guardians, parents and carers to make the works on display fun and engaging for kids.

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

www.nationalgallery.ie/family-tour-11

Käthe Kollwitz – Images of a Life – Film Screening

12:30 – 14:00, Sun 10 Dec

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

“Käthe Kollwitz – Images of a Life” is a cinematic portrait of German artist Käthe Kollwitz (1867-1945). As well as reflecting on various stages in her life, the film traces her artistic stimulus and relates it to the political events of the 20th century.

Admission is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/kathe-kollwitz-images-life

Christmas Open Day at the National Museum

14:00 – 17:00, Sun 10 Dec

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

Christmas at Collins Barracks will come with Christmas carols, trails, storytelling and talks (e.g. about festive food). The day will also include an exhibition showcasing artworks created by local artists, members of the Henrietta Adult Community Education (HACE) and the Active Retirement Association Phibsboro.

Admission is free.

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=3495

Dublin Sketchers – Sunday Meet-up

14:00, Sun 10 Dec

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 10 Dec

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

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

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

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

Intercultural Tour in Japanese – Chester Beatty Library

14:00, Sun 10 Dec

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

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

Admission is free and meeting point is in the atrium of the Library.

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

Stella Bass Jazz Trio

14:00 – 16:00, Sun 10 Dec

Café en Seine, Dawson Street, Dublin 2

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

www.stellabass.com

Sunday Family Sketching – Hugh Lane Gallery

14:00 – 15:00, Sun 10 Dec

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. There will be a different topic every week and all topics until 28 Jan are listed on the website below.

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

www.hughlane.ie/childrens-workshops/forthcoming/1787-sunday-sketching-sept-jankidsclub

Marking Human Rights Day with Käthe Kollwitz

14:30 – 15:00, Sun 10 Dec

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

The final day of the powerful exhibition “Käthe Kollwitz: Life, Death, and War” also happens to be International Human Rights Day, and to mark the occasion, the international human rights organisation All Together in Dignity has put together a special event in the Print Gallery, which will include music, readings and an exploration of Kollwitz’s prints.

Admission is free

www.nationalgallery.ie/marking-human-rights-day-kathe-kollwitz

Chester Beatty Library – Guided Tour

15:00, Sun 10 Dec

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 10 Dec

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

WHAT’S YOUR ISSUE? – Exhibition by Colourful Youth Art Collective

15:00, Sun 10 Dec

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

WHAT’S YOUR ISSUE? is an exhibition presented by the Colourful Youth Art Collective and it will be on show in the Science Gallery’s Deloitte Gallery from Sunday 10 Dec until Wednesday 13 Dec.

The launch of ‘What’s Your Issue’ will take place at 15:00.

Two youth clubs and one youth drug support project in North East Inner City (NEIC) Dublin have formed the art collective Colourful Youth. The young people worked with artists for 9 months to create ‘What’s Your Issue?’ – artworks that explore issues impacting on them in this fragmented community.

Find further details on the website below and on www.facebook.com/colourfulyouthdublin

dublin.sciencegallery.com/events/2017/12/whatsyourissueexhibitionpresentedcolourfulyouthartcollective

William Orpen and the materiality of war – Talk

15:00 – 15:45, Sun 10 Dec

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

The talk “Beyond the Trenches: William Orpen and the materiality of war” with Emma O’Toole, ESB Centre for the Study of Irish Art Fellow is a talk is in association with the exhibition “Aftermath: The War Landscapes of William Orpen”, which is on display in Room 31 of the National Gallery.

www.nationalgallery.ie/beyond-trenches-william-orpen-and-materiality-war

Art, Bites, Crafts – Christmas Market – Drumcondra

12:00 – 16:00, Sun 10 Dec

Arts and Business Campus, 40 Drumcondra Road Lower, Drumcondra, Dublin 9

A Christmas Market is happening in Drumcondra at the Arts & Business Campus on Saturday and Sunday.

Admission is free.

Bal Folk – European Folk Dance Session

16:00 – 18:30, Sun 10 Dec

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

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

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

The event takes place every Sunday in the Cobblestone Pub.

www.facebook.com/groups/balfolkdublin/

Blues Got Soul – Gig

17:00 – 20:15, Sun 10 Dec

The International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

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

Game Night – Play Board Games with great people

17:00 – 22:00, Sun 10 Dec

Fringe Lab, Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

This Sunday the Christmas Edition of the Game Night, an event by non-profit ALT Events, is taking place. You can bring your own board game to play with interested people OR you can come to the event and play one of the many board games that the team from ALT Events will bring.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/153204272075930/

The High Leeson – Bluegrass Gig

18:00, Sun 10 Dec

Leeson Lounge, 148 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4

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

Admission is free, donations are appreciated.

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

Wiley Fox Trad Session

18:00 – 20:00, Sun 10 Dec

Wiley Fox, 28 Eden Quay, Dublin 1

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

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/thewileyfox

Dixieland Jazzmen – Gig

18:30 – 20:30, Sun 10 Dec

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

The Des Hopkins Dixeland Jazzband will play a weekly gig in Sin E as part of the Christmas Jazz and Blues Festival. Admission is free.

sin-e.ie/events/dixieland-jazzmen-xmas-jazz-blues-fest/

Jawbone – Acoustic Folk & Blues Night

19:00 – 21:00, Sun 10 Dec

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 10 Dec

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

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

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

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

www.gardinerstreetgospelchoir.com

Apollo Sessions

20:30, Sun 10 Dec

Bleeding Horse, 24 Upper Camden St., Dublin 2

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

www.facebook.com/apollosessions

Bunoscionn – Trad & Folk Gig

21:00 – 21:00, Sun 10 Dec

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

Bunoscionn are playing Irish traditional, folk and modern music at this gig.

Admission is free.

thebowery.ie/calander/

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 00:00, Sun 10 Dec

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

Rhythm Rocker

21:00, Sun 10 Dec

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

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

www.facebook.com/rhythmrocker

The Tiny Quartet – Gig

21:00, Sun 10 Dec

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

The Tiny Quartet are playing Instrumental Jazz-Pop Covers at this gig in Bray.

Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/the-tiny-quartet3

The Jive Cats – Gig

22:00, Sun 10 Dec

Mercantile, 28 Dame Street, Dublin 2

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

Admission is free.

dublinsessions.ie/the-mercantile-hotel/

The Dublin Blues Cartel – Gig

22:30, Sun 10 Dec

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

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

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

Monday 11 Dec

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Christmas Markets in Dublin – Comprehensive List

08:45, Mon 11 Dec

Dublin (various locations)

To help you with your Christmas entertainment and Christmas shopping, the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) has a comprehensive list of all (free) Christmas Markets in Greater Dublin for you!

Check it out at www.dublinchristmasmarkets.com and tell all your friends!

If you are involved with any Christmas Market that is not listed there, just send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with the subject XMAS and I will look at your event and include it in the list if it fits.

www.dublinchristmasmarkets.com/

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Mon 11 Dec

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 11 Dec

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/

Notabelles Ladies Barbershop Chorus – Recital

13:00, Mon 11 Dec

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

The Notabelles Ladies Barbershop Chorus will perform a medley of songs and music to celebrate the Christmas season.

Admission is free, but booking is required via 01 8734333 (Ext 5)

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

Moving Crib in St. Martin Apostolate

14:00 – 18:00, Mon 11 Dec

St. Martin Apostolate, 42 Parnell Square West, Dublin 1

The Moving Crib of the St. Martin Apostolate is a whole basement full of handcrafted figures in front of painted backgrounds of nativity related scenes. There are 14 scenes, beginning with Adam and Eve and finishing with Christmas. Nearly all figures are moving and this historic crib, which was created in 1956, still fascinates children and even adults.

I was there two years ago and it is indeed fascinating. It won’t blow you away, but your kids could be a lot more impressed than you!! ;-)

Admission is free, but for the upkeep of the crib, a donation is very much appreciated.

The opening times are 28 Nov-08 January: Mon-Fri 14:00-18:00 and Sat+Sun: 11:00-18:00. (Closed on 25+26 Dec and 01 Jan)

www.stmartin.ie/crib/

New Parents’ Tour – National Gallery

14:00 – 14:45, Mon 11 Dec

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

These tours are for parents, guardians and carers of young children and will look at selected artworks on display.

The route is suitable for prams and strollers and all are welcome. Admission is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/new-parents-tour-2

HPV Vaccine Myths – Talk

19:00, Mon 11 Dec

Liquor Rooms, 7 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

The Alchemist Cafe is inviting to a talk about “HPV Vaccine Myths” with Dr. Brenda Corcoran.

Find more details on the website below.

Admission is free.

www.alchemistcafedublin.com/

Drunkard’s Hiccups – Old Time String Band Music

20:00, Mon 11 Dec

Thomas House, 88 Thomas Street, Dublin 8

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

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/drunkardshiccups/

Song Cycle

20:00, Mon 11 Dec

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

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

www.whelanslive.com

The Circle Sessions – Open Mic

20:00 – 23:30, Mon 11 Dec

The International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

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

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

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/thecirclesessions/

The Comedy Shed

20:30, Mon 11 Dec

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 11 Dec

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

Donal Kirk & Anto Drennan – Gig

21:00, Mon 11 Dec

Leeson Lounge, 148 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4

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

Admission is free.

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

Jazz Jam Session – Grand Social

21:00, Mon 11 Dec

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 Address – Gig

21:00, Mon 11 Dec

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

The Address will play a gig in the Mezz and admission is free.

www.facebook.com/mezzdublin/

Trad Sessions

21:00 – 23:30, Mon 11 Dec

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 11 Dec

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/thats-it-open-mic-3/

Tuesday 12 Dec

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Christmas Markets in Dublin – Comprehensive List

08:45, Tue 12 Dec

Dublin (various locations)

To help you with your Christmas entertainment and Christmas shopping, the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) has a comprehensive list of all (free) Christmas Markets in Greater Dublin for you!

Check it out at www.dublinchristmasmarkets.com and tell all your friends!

If you are involved with any Christmas Market that is not listed there, just send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with the subject XMAS and I will look at your event and include it in the list if it fits.

www.dublinchristmasmarkets.com/

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Tue 12 Dec

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

Songs And Words for A Home For All – Music and Words – Protest

12:00 – 19:00, Tue 12 Dec

Molesworth Street, Dublin 2

Inner City Helping Homelessness is inviting to a peaceful and family-friendly protest event in Molesworth Street, near the Dail.

It is a Songs ans Words event with music from Glen Hansard, Frances Black, The Pale, The rattling kind, Kolumbus, Billy Treacy & The Scope, Ryan O Shaughnessy, Lisa Canney, Blackbird and Crow, Steven Mangan, New Valley Wolves and with “Word” contributions from Emmet Kirwan, Stephen James Smith, Erin Fornoff, Stephen Murphy, Sarah Clancy, Geoff the Poet, Terry McMahon, Peter McVerry, Anthony Flynn, Erica Fleming, Rory Hearne, Housing Coalition, Eamonn Fennel.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1259388110832756/

Support the Dublin Event Guide – Buy your books here!

13:00, Tue 12 Dec

Dublin (various locations)

Free Delivery on all Books at the Book Depository

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

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

www.bookdepository.com?a_aid=dubevg

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

The Virgin and Child – Art Pop-up Talk

13:15 – 13:45, Tue 12 Dec

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

Join Julie Duhy in front of Paolo Uccello’s painting “The Virgin and Child” in Room 32 for this pop-up talk.

Admission is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/virgin-and-child

Moving Crib in St. Martin Apostolate

14:00 – 18:00, Tue 12 Dec

St. Martin Apostolate, 42 Parnell Square West, Dublin 1

The Moving Crib of the St. Martin Apostolate is a whole basement full of handcrafted figures in front of painted backgrounds of nativity related scenes. There are 14 scenes, beginning with Adam and Eve and finishing with Christmas. Nearly all figures are moving and this historic crib, which was created in 1956, still fascinates children and even adults.

I was there two years ago and it is indeed fascinating. It won’t blow you away, but your kids could be a lot more impressed than you!! ;-)

Admission is free, but for the upkeep of the crib, a donation is very much appreciated.

The opening times are 28 Nov-08 January: Mon-Fri 14:00-18:00 and Sat+Sun: 11:00-18:00. (Closed on 25+26 Dec and 01 Jan)

www.stmartin.ie/crib/

The Dublin Language Exchange – Meetup

19:00, Tue 12 Dec

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/

Camden Comedy

20:00 – 22:30, Tue 12 Dec

Anseo, 18 Camden Street Lower, Dublin 2

Camden Comedy is a weekly comedy night on a Tuesday that I only found recently.

Every Tuesday they have a whole range of comedians and admission is free.

www.facebook.com/CamdenComedyDublin/

Dublin Bluegrass Collective – Gig

20:00, Tue 12 Dec

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

Ukulele Tuesday – Jam&Gig

20:00 – 23:30, Tue 12 Dec

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

Light House Sessions – Open Mic Night

20:30, Tue 12 Dec

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

The Light House Sessions is an Open Mic Night in the Bowery. There will be music, comedy and spoken word and admission is free.

thebowery.ie/calander/

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 23:00, Tue 12 Dec

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

Tetris – Gig

21:00, Tue 12 Dec

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

On Tuesday, Tetris are playing a gig in the Mezz. Admission is free.

www.mezz.ie/events/

The Lounge Quintet – Jazz Gig

21:00, Tue 12 Dec

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

The Trad Stage – Open Mic

21:00 – 23:30, Tue 12 Dec

Tivoli Backstage, 18/19 Francis Street, Dublin 8

The Trad Stage is a weekly Open Mic event in the Tivoli Backstage venue. Musicians are invited to perform live in front of an interested audience. Performances are primarily of Irish Traditional Music and Folk Singing, however it is possible to also see performances of traditional music from all over the world as well as performances of original compositions from local and international musicians.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/thetradstage/

International Bar Jazz Night

21:30, Tue 12 Dec

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 12 Dec

Woolshed Bar & Grill, Parnell Street, Dublin 1

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

Admission is free. Max team size is 6 people.

www.woolshedbaa.com

Wednesday 13 Dec

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Christmas Markets in Dublin – Comprehensive List

08:45, Wed 13 Dec

Dublin (various locations)

To help you with your Christmas entertainment and Christmas shopping, the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) has a comprehensive list of all (free) Christmas Markets in Greater Dublin for you!

Check it out at www.dublinchristmasmarkets.com and tell all your friends!

If you are involved with any Christmas Market that is not listed there, just send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with the subject XMAS and I will look at your event and include it in the list if it fits.

www.dublinchristmasmarkets.com/

Creative Den Drawing Session – Rua Red

11:00, Wed 13 Dec

Rua Red, South Dublin Arts Centre, Tallaght, D24

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

ruared.ie/

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Wed 13 Dec

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, Wed 13 Dec

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/

Jingle all the way – Song Recital

13:00, Wed 13 Dec

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

Dublin City Public Libraries and the National University Maynooth invite to “Jingle all the way”, a lunchtime recital featuring Stephen Carroll & Kevin Boushel & students from Maynooth College, accompanied by Aileen Cahill on piano.

Admission is free, but booking is requied via 01 8734333 (Ext 5).

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

Low priced books with free delivery!

13:00, Wed 13 Dec

Dublin (various locations)

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Moving Crib in St. Martin Apostolate

14:00 – 18:00, Wed 13 Dec

St. Martin Apostolate, 42 Parnell Square West, Dublin 1

The Moving Crib of the St. Martin Apostolate is a whole basement full of handcrafted figures in front of painted backgrounds of nativity related scenes. There are 14 scenes, beginning with Adam and Eve and finishing with Christmas. Nearly all figures are moving and this historic crib, which was created in 1956, still fascinates children and even adults.

I was there two years ago and it is indeed fascinating. It won’t blow you away, but your kids could be a lot more impressed than you!! ;-)

Admission is free, but for the upkeep of the crib, a donation is very much appreciated.

The opening times are 28 Nov-08 January: Mon-Fri 14:00-18:00 and Sat+Sun: 11:00-18:00. (Closed on 25+26 Dec and 01 Jan)

www.stmartin.ie/crib/

Havana International Language Exchange

16:30 – 19:30, Wed 13 Dec

Havana Tapas Bar, Georges St, Dublin 2

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

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

Speaking Words: Poetry in Pearse Street Library

18:30, Wed 13 Dec

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

“Speaking Words” is an event with poetry and prose readings with Esmé Lewis and Oliver Dunne in Pearse Street Library.

Admission is free. Refreshments and chat from 18:00.

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

Three Poets and a Fiddler – Poetry and Music

18:30, Wed 13 Dec

Rathmines Library, 157 Lower Rathmines Road, Dublin 6

Three Poets and a Fiddler will be in Rathmines Library: Amanda Bell, Maurice Devitt, Maeve O’Sullivan and Bernadette Nic Gabhann will perform.

There will be Christmas refreshments from 18:00. Admission is free.

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

Dublin Jam Session – Open Jam

19:30 – 22:30, Wed 13 Dec

Tivoli Backstage, 18/19 Francis Street, Dublin 8

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

It takes place every Wednesday and admission is free.

www.facebook.com/DublinJamSessions/

Dwarf Jar Wednesday Jazz

19:30 – 22:00, Wed 13 Dec

The Dwarf Jar Cafe, 1 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

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

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/satumusikk/

Gambling Addiction – Mental Health Lecture

19:30, Wed 13 Dec

St. Patricks University Hospital, James Street, Dublin 8

Mental Health Organisation AWARE invites to a monthly lecture on the second Wednesday of each month and the December lecture will be about “Gambling Addiction” with Dr. Colin O’Gara.

The lecture is in the Lecture Theatre of the Swift Centre in St. Patrick’s Hospital.

Admission is free.

www.aware.ie/

Jesters Open Mic Comedy Night

19:45 – 22:00, Wed 13 Dec

The Front Door, 15 Dame Street, Dublin 2

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/

Ben Prevo / Julia Haltigan – Gig

20:00, Wed 13 Dec

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

Ben Prevo and Julia Haltigan are playing either a gig together or two separate gigs, the Bowery website ddidn’t explain that.

Admission is free.

thebowery.ie/calander/

Brand New Switcharoo – Roots Gig

20:00, Wed 13 Dec

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/

Anseo Comedy Club

20:30, Wed 13 Dec

Anseo, 18 Camden Street Lower, Dublin 2

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

Admission is free, donations are welcome.

www.facebook.com/StandUpComedyClub

The Song Room (open mic)

20:30, Wed 13 Dec

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

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

www.theglobe.ie/events

The Zodiac Sessions – Open Mic/Gig

20:30, Wed 13 Dec

Bruxelles, Harry Street, Dublin 2

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

www.facebook.com/zodiacsessions

Bad Boy Jake

21:00, Wed 13 Dec

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

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

www.dublinsessions.ie/gypsy.html

Fiction Peaks/ The Shades/ The Dead Sets – Gig

21:00, Wed 13 Dec

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

New Love & Terror Cult presents: Fiction Peaks/ The Shades/ The Dead Sets

The New Love & Terror Cult is a music collective set up by the Irish psychedelic and experimental artists “Magic Moogle’s Vintage Psycho Arrangement”, “Free Sunshine Acid”,”the Black Temple Shrines” and “Tuath” to showcase their own music and to also help strengthen the Irish psych scene by inviting similar bands to play.

Admission is free.

sin-e.ie/events/the-new-love-and-terror-cult-presents/

Los Paradiso – Gig

21:00, Wed 13 Dec

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 13 Dec

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 13 Dec

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 14 Dec

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Christmas Markets in Dublin – Comprehensive List

08:45, Thu 14 Dec

Dublin (various locations)

To help you with your Christmas entertainment and Christmas shopping, the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) has a comprehensive list of all (free) Christmas Markets in Greater Dublin for you!

Check it out at www.dublinchristmasmarkets.com and tell all your friends!

If you are involved with any Christmas Market that is not listed there, just send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with the subject XMAS and I will look at your event and include it in the list if it fits.

www.dublinchristmasmarkets.com/

Temple Bar Pop-up Gift Market

10:00 – 21:00, Thu 14 Dec

Filmbase, Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

The Temple Bar Pop-up Gift Market will run from Thurs 14 – Mon 18 December with the following opening hours: Thurs 10:00-21:00, Fri+Sat+Mon 10:00-19:00, Sun 12:00-18:00 The market is organised by the people behind the monthly “Fabulous Market” in The George Pub.

You will find about 11 stalls with Christmas Gift ideas. The list of stalls can be found on the Facebook Event Page below.

www.facebook.com/events/144961356153298/

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Thu 14 Dec

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

Après Village – Christmas Market

12:00 – 19:00, Thu 14 Dec

George’s Dock, IFSC, Dublin 1

In previous years the biggest Outdoor Christmas Market in Dublin took place around the CHQ Building. In some years it was a very good attempt, in other years less so.

This year, the George’s Dock platform was turned into a Christmas Party venue with big tent. Outside the party bookings, you won’t get access to the platform, but next to the CHQ Building a few Christmas Market stalls form the entrance to the party venue and access to the Après Village is free.

Opening hours are 12:00-19:00 and the opening days are 07-10+14-23 December.

The focus is very much on selling the EUR 16 Euro per person tickets for the party venue “Après Lodge”, so I am not sure yet how good the Christmas Market component “Après Village” is, but I will check it out at the next opportunity.

www.apresdublin.com/apres-village

Mart’s Green Christmas Market

12:00 – 19:00, Thu 14 Dec

The MART, 190a Rathmines Road Lower, Rathmines, Dublin 6

Mart’s Green Christmas Market will be in the Old Fire Station in Rathmines on these dates: 7-10 + 14-17 + 20-23 December

Admission is free.

www.mart.ie/market/

The Green Door Market

12:00 – 19:00, Thu 14 Dec

18 Newmarket, Dublin 8

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

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

www.facebook.com/thegreendoordublin

Future plans at the National Gallery of Ireland

13:15 – 14:00, Thu 14 Dec

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

At this Director’s talk “Future plans at the National Gallery of Ireland”, Sean Rainbird, director of the National Gallery of Ireland, outlines what the year ahead holds for the National Gallery of Ireland.

Admission is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/directors-talk-future-plans-national-gallery-ireland

Moving Crib in St. Martin Apostolate

14:00 – 18:00, Thu 14 Dec

St. Martin Apostolate, 42 Parnell Square West, Dublin 1

The Moving Crib of the St. Martin Apostolate is a whole basement full of handcrafted figures in front of painted backgrounds of nativity related scenes. There are 14 scenes, beginning with Adam and Eve and finishing with Christmas. Nearly all figures are moving and this historic crib, which was created in 1956, still fascinates children and even adults.

I was there two years ago and it is indeed fascinating. It won’t blow you away, but your kids could be a lot more impressed than you!! ;-)

Admission is free, but for the upkeep of the crib, a donation is very much appreciated.

The opening times are 28 Nov-08 January: Mon-Fri 14:00-18:00 and Sat+Sun: 11:00-18:00. (Closed on 25+26 Dec and 01 Jan)

www.stmartin.ie/crib/

WWI Ireland: Public Tour

14:00, Thu 14 Dec

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

This is a tour of the exhibition “World War Ireland: Exploring the Irish Experience”. Find out about the Irish experience ‘over there’ and on the home front during WWI through the collections of letters, diaries, recruiting posters, newspaper reports, cartoons and leaflets.

WWIreland is at 2/3 Kildare Street. Admission is free.

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

Spanish Film Screening: La muerte en La Alcarria

17:30, Thu 14 Dec

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

The Spanish Film “La muerte en La Alcarria” will be screened in Spanish with English subtitles in the Spanish Film Club. More details on the website below.

Admission is free. There will be light refreshments from 17:00.

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

Christmas Carols in Cabra Library

18:00, Thu 14 Dec

Cabra Library, Navan Road, Dublin 7

The Dublin City Council Choir will sing Christmas Carols in Cabra.

Admission is free.

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-culture-and-amenities-dublin-city-public-libraries-and-archive-events/christmas-0

Jazz Club at Sweetman’s – Gig

18:00 – 20:00, Thu 14 Dec

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 14 Dec

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

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

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

On other days and other times, admission is EUR 7 for adults and admission is by guided tour only.

www.littlemuseum.ie/

New to Dublin? Dublin Expats Meeting

19:00, Thu 14 Dec

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday Night Board Gaming

19:00, Thu 14 Dec

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/

Crystal Skull Sessions – Heat 3

20:00, Thu 14 Dec

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

The Crystal Skull Sessions is a band competition in Sin É. A variety of acts perform at each heat and are randomly selected from an ancient skull.

Admission is free.

sin-e.ie/events/the-crystal-skull-sessions-2/

Table Quiz Thursday – Grand Social

20:00 – 23:00, Thu 14 Dec

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/

Gin ‘n’ Juice – Gig

21:00, Thu 14 Dec

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

Gin ‘n’ Juice are playing a gig in the Mezz. The official start time is 21:00, but I believe the band might start a lot later.

Admission is free.

www.mezz.ie/events/

Session Motts – Gig

21:00, Thu 14 Dec

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

Session Motts will perform a hybrid of Post-punk, northern soul, Disco.

Admission is free.

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

Singer Songwriter Night – Mother Reilly’s

21:00, Thu 14 Dec

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

The Luna Boys – Gig

21:00, Thu 14 Dec

Mercantile, 28 Dame Street, Dublin 2

The Luna Boys are in the Mercantile for a gig every Thursday night.

Admission is free.

dublinsessions.ie/the-mercantile-hotel/

Brady’s Fun Pub Quiz

21:30, Thu 14 Dec

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 14 Dec

The International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

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

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

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

www.international-bar.com/jazz/

Left, Right & Centre – Blues+Soul

21:30, Thu 14 Dec

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

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

Admission is free.

www.frankryans.com

McLoughlin’s Trad Night

21:30, Thu 14 Dec

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 14 Dec

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 14 Dec

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/

Friday 15 Dec

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Christmas Markets in Dublin – Comprehensive List

08:45, Fri 15 Dec

Dublin (various locations)

To help you with your Christmas entertainment and Christmas shopping, the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) has a comprehensive list of all (free) Christmas Markets in Greater Dublin for you!

Check it out at www.dublinchristmasmarkets.com and tell all your friends!

If you are involved with any Christmas Market that is not listed there, just send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with the subject XMAS and I will look at your event and include it in the list if it fits.

www.dublinchristmasmarkets.com/

Temple Bar Pop-up Gift Market

10:00 – 19:00, Fri 15 Dec

Filmbase, Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

The Temple Bar Pop-up Gift Market will run from Thurs 14 – Mon 18 December with the following opening hours: Thurs 10:00-21:00, Fri+Sat+Mon 10:00-19:00, Sun 12:00-18:00 The market is organised by the people behind the monthly “Fabulous Market” in The George Pub.

You will find about 11 stalls with Christmas Gift ideas. The list of stalls can be found on the Facebook Event Page below.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/144961356153298/

The Story of the Capital – Exhibition in Dublin City Hall

10:00 – 17:15, Fri 15 Dec

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 2017.

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

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

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Fri 15 Dec

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

Après Village – Christmas Market

12:00 – 19:00, Fri 15 Dec

George’s Dock, IFSC, Dublin 1

In previous years the biggest Outdoor Christmas Market in Dublin took place around the CHQ Building. In some years it was a very good attempt, in other years less so.

This year, the George’s Dock platform was turned into a Christmas Party venue with big tent. Outside the party bookings, you won’t get access to the platform, but next to the CHQ Building a few Christmas Market stalls form the entrance to the party venue and access to the Après Village is free.

Opening hours are 12:00-19:00 and the opening days are 07-10+14-23 December.

The focus is very much on selling the EUR 16 Euro per person tickets for the party venue “Après Lodge”, so I am not sure yet how good the Christmas Market component “Après Village” is, but I will check it out at the next opportunity.

www.apresdublin.com/apres-village

Dun Laoghaire Christmas Market

12:00 – 19:00, Fri 15 Dec

Pavilion Quarter, The Metals, Seafront, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

The Dun Laoghaire Christmas Market will open on 18 November and run until 23 December every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The market area is quite small along the “Metals”, which is from the Dun Laoghaire’s MarineRoad near the City Hall towards the LexiCon library along the Queen’s Road, along the harbour, but at least it is an outdoor Christmas Market, something Dublin can’t manage to organise! ;-)

The market is open from 12:00-19:00 on Fridays and from 11:00-18:00 on Saturdays and Sundays.

Admission is free.

events.dlrcoco.ie/event/d%C3%BAn-laoghaire-christmas-festival-2017

Mart’s Green Christmas Market

12:00 – 19:00, Fri 15 Dec

The MART, 190a Rathmines Road Lower, Rathmines, Dublin 6

Mart’s Green Christmas Market will be in the Old Fire Station in Rathmines on these dates: 7-10 + 14-17 + 20-23 December

Admission is free.

www.mart.ie/market/

The Green Door Market

12:00 – 19:00, Fri 15 Dec

18 Newmarket, Dublin 8

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

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

www.facebook.com/thegreendoordublin

Just a few more hours to the weekend! – Ad

13:00, Fri 15 Dec

Various locations in Dublin and Dun Laoghaire

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

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

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

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

Moving Crib in St. Martin Apostolate

14:00 – 18:00, Fri 15 Dec

St. Martin Apostolate, 42 Parnell Square West, Dublin 1

The Moving Crib of the St. Martin Apostolate is a whole basement full of handcrafted figures in front of painted backgrounds of nativity related scenes. There are 14 scenes, beginning with Adam and Eve and finishing with Christmas. Nearly all figures are moving and this historic crib, which was created in 1956, still fascinates children and even adults.

I was there two years ago and it is indeed fascinating. It won’t blow you away, but your kids could be a lot more impressed than you!! ;-)

Admission is free, but for the upkeep of the crib, a donation is very much appreciated.

The opening times are 28 Nov-08 January: Mon-Fri 14:00-18:00 and Sat+Sun: 11:00-18:00. (Closed on 25+26 Dec and 01 Jan)

www.stmartin.ie/crib/

Dublin Night Market

15:00 – 21:00, Fri 15 Dec

Green Door Market, 18 Newmarket, Dublin 8

The New Market Collective will run a Night Market on Friday and it is their last market before Christmas.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/153311881971278/

“All That Glitters Can Be Green” – Festive Fashion Forum

18:30 – 22:00, Fri 15 Dec

Arts and Business Campus, 40 Drumcondra Road Lower, Drumcondra, Dublin 9

Before Christmas we often forget to consider where the items that we are buying have come from, especially when it comes to clothing and accessories.

This event will show the importance of taking the time to consider where and how the clothes you are buying have been produced. It will showcase some of the many innovative ethical, sustainable and eco-friendly fashion outlets, designers and producers in Ireland and why we should be shopping with them this Christmas. There will be a focus on handmade items, upcycling and budget-friendly festive threads, that will be kind both to your pocket and to the planet! There will be a series of talks, workshops, on site vendors and refreshments at this festive fashion event.

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

www.eventbrite.ie/e/all-that-glitters-can-be-green-the-festive-fashion-forum-tickets-38868916977?ref=devg

Cornucopia – Live Music

19:30 – 21:30, Fri 15 Dec

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

Alright, You Restless – Gig

20:00, Fri 15 Dec

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

“Alright, You Restless” are playing folk, rock, country and more. The band is made up of members from lots of other really well known Irish bands and the website below gives some more details.

Support acts will be Laura Ryder and Mike Paterson.

Admission is free before 23:00 (EUR 5 afterwards)

thebowery.ie/calander/

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Fri 15 Dec

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/

Pursued by Dogs – Gig

21:00, Fri 15 Dec

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

“Pursued by Dogs” are a four-piece band from Dublin that make music with computers, guitars, bass, keys and vocals.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/894616607354736/

Spellbound – Gig

21:00, Fri 15 Dec

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

Spellbound are an Irish Rockabilly band and they will play a gig in Bray.

Admission is free.

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

The Group – Gig

21:00, Fri 15 Dec

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

The Group is back in the Mezz for a gig on Friday. The starting time is probably a good bit later than the official 21:00.

Admission is free.

www.mezz.ie/events/

Events Coming Up

Dublin Mountains Partnership – Guided Walks

10+16+17+22+30 December

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

This month, the walks will be on 10+16+17+22+30 December

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

Not free, but interesting nevertheless:

TBA

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

Brexit: No hard border to Northern Ireland – Is that really possible?

For weeks this issue is in the media and it is/has been a big hurdle for the Brexit negotiations. No matter what some might WANT, Northern Ireland is part of the UK and the fact that it once was part of Ireland or the fact that it is located on the island of Ireland does not change that. Valid treaties are in place and unless they change Northern Ireland will remain to be a part of the UK. And if the whole UK leaves the EU, then this will also mean that Northern Ireland will leave the UK.

I am well aware that the population of Northern Ireland is divided on their allegiances and many would prefer a closer relationship or even a “re-unification” with Ireland, I am also aware that nobody would want to get back to the situation before the “Good Friday Agreement” from 1998, when terrorist organisations on both sides and highly questionable official forces made life hell for everybody.
But being from a border area elsewhere, I also am well aware that a border or even border controls is not the biggest problem in the world. Sure, we would all prefer a borderless world, but we have on one hand no problem causing a huge amount of in-humane problems to non-EU citizens who want to visit us in the EU, but on the other hand, many think that a border between Ireland and Northern Ireland would be the worst possible scenario.

I don’t agree that borders are a problem. When I grew up we regularly went to France, which was only 20 minutes away and it was never a big problem. Two countries, two set of laws and rules and a border made some sense. The EU states worked hard to break down the borders, but if one state decides to leave, I can’t see how it will work not to have borders again.

Nevertheless, it was announced on Friday that after long negotiations it was agreed that there will be NO hard borders between Northern Ireland and Ireland. So no border controls! But nobody seems to know yet how that will work in reality.

UK government said that they will ensure that there are no barriers to trade between Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK. So, there won’t be a border between Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK and there won’t be a border between Northern Ireland and Ireland. BUT there might be completely different tax rules. Do you see the problem?

Have a look at the agreed document here. It says nothing and leaves a lot to Phase 2 negotiations and at the same time the agreement says a lot. Clause 49, for example, more or less implies that Northern Ireland might stay in the EU Customs Union and in the Single Market. And Clause 50 promises that there won’t be any barriers between Northern Ireland and the UK, but this is then probably only possible if the UK also stays in the EU Customs Union and the Single Market. :-O

Either that agreement is not worth the paper it is printed on OR the UK just has abandoned Brexit in large parts. Odd!!

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