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Event Guide for free Events in Greater Dublin

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

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

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

The newest Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) below was posted on 1. August 2015:


Dublin Event Guide 424: Rock-n-Roll Festival, Atmosphere Balloon Festival, Fiestaval, Bray Fireworks

DEG Dublin Event Guide (for free events)

No. 424 | 31 July 2015

Subscribers: 23,850

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Hi all!

I love bank holidays and I bet you do to! An additional weekend day is nothing to complain about. But I have to admit that I am shocked and slightly disturbed about the fact that it is already August. It’s not just that the year is racing by, it is even worse: It is a kind of a sneaking by in hyperspeed, because I can’t even keep track of it. There I was looking forward to the summer and then summer never happened. :-O

Luckily we got a chance to enjoy a few festivals and we are not at the end yet. This week the Dame District is inviting to the Rock-n-Roll Festival, while elsewhere there is also lots happening at non-free festivals.

By the way, did you know that I regularly mention some of the headline non-free events as well? They are mentioned in the Upcoming Events section!

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

And without you spreading the word we would have never reached 23,000 subscribers and 59,000 Facebook Likes. But it is just the start!! The goal is 50,000 subscribers and 100,000 Facebook Likes! Big goals, I know, but I believe we can achieve it! Imagine if everyone just got ONE additional person to subscribe to the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events). That would be an immediate increase by a few thousand subscribers. Would be super!!!! Can you help?

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

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

And please help spreading the word about the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events). Your friends can easily subscribe at www.dublineventguide.com and they will get a weekly e-mail magazine with all the free events in Dublin if they subscribe. They don’t have to pay a cent (but donations are very welcome!) for that and their e-mail address is completely safe with me! More than 23,000 people receive the Dublin Event Guide every week and we are more than 59,000 people at the Dublin Event Guide Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/DublinEventGuide Check it out and click on LIKE when you are there.

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

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

Have an event-full weekend and week,

–Joerg

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Feel good slot

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

Today’s feel good slot is a quote again. It is from Jackosn Kiddard and he says:

Complaining continues to create the vibration of what you don’t want.
Today, take your focus off what is wrong and focus on what is right and how you desire things to be.
Put all your love energy, mental power and decision making towards what you want and do not entertain thoughts that are to the contrary.

Have a complaint-free day today!! ;-) …maybe even a whole week!?

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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.

Last week Terry McG, Sarah S, Helen B, Brian R and Justin M were the wonderful people that did support the Dublin Event Guide with a donation. Thanks a LOT!! Please keep in mind that without donations there won’t be a Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events): Your donation will ensure that the Dublin Event Guide will continue arriving in your Inbox every week and every donation will benefit EVERY Dublin Event Guide reader!

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

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

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

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

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Joergs Picks

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

This weekend the Rock-n-Roll Festival gets my attention, there are lots of different events (Fashion Show, Car Show, Gigs) and I’d say you find something there that interests you a little.

The new Balloon & Kite Festival takes place in Dun Laoghaire.

A Food& Craft Market and Circus Shows are at Farmleigh House

And my final pick for this weekend is the Fireworks in Bray.

Have a great long weekend!

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Promote your product or event through a competition!

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

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

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Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) on Facebook – Big Changes

If you are reading the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) for a while, you hopefully know that there is also a Facebook presence for the Dublin Event Guide and nearly 60,000 people have joined our Facebook community. Every day a brief event reminder is posted on that page, mostly before 07:30 in the morning and lots of people use them to plan their day.

The problem was, however, that Facebook decided if you should see it and because of that many many people that wanted to see the Dublin Event Guide updates were not shown by Facebook anymore.

Facebook has now made BIG changes and for the first time YOU are in charge of what you want to see. If you want to make sure that you see the daily event reminders from the Dubln Event Guide do the following:

1) From your Desktop: Go to www.facebook.com/DublinEventGuide and lock for the LIKED button in the banner at the top of the page. Click on this LIKED button and you should see a menu that contains the option “SEE FIRST”. Tick it and all is good! ;-) You can change it any time again, so there is no risk.

2) From your Mobile: Go to www.facebook.com/DublinEventGuide Then find the menu point FOLLOWING at the top, it might be under three dots on the right. When you click on FOLLOWING you will also see “SEE FIRST”. Click on it and you are sorted!

Please tell your friends and family members about this new option if they like the daily messages too.

Dublin City Transport Study – Consultation Deadline extended

Do you remember the massive changes that Dublin City is considering for the City Centre? It will COMPLETELY change the City Centre if it will go ahead. If you have an opinion about it, no matter if you are in favour, partially in favour of against, you have to make your opinion heard NOW. The deadline for submissions has been extended to 07 August, so this is your last chance.

Go to www.dublincity.ie/TransportStudy to find all the details!

Summer of Heritage – Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown

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

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

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

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

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

Opportunities

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

== EVENTBRITE PICKS ==

No Eventbrite Picks this week, but they will be back next week.

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

Exhibitions

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

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

El Lissitzky: The Artist and the State

30 Jul – 18 Oct

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

“El Lissitzky: The Artist and the State” reflects on the artistic and cultural community who gave voice to a new image for the emerging Irish state after the Easter Rising and a visual language for its politics.

The exhibition brings together a significant body of works from the Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, by El Lizzitsky (1890 – 1941), one of the most influential artists of the 20th century who is shown here for the first time in Ireland.

www.imma.ie/en/page_237015.htm

Riddle of the Burial Grounds

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

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

Last day on Saturday (01 Aug):

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

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

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

Admission is free.

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

Modern Wife, Modern Life

July + August

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

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

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

Admission is free and the opening hours are Mon-Fri 09:00-17:00 and Sat-Sun 14:00-17:00. Closed on the bank holidays weekend.

www.nationalprintmuseum.ie/

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Car Boot Sales – Tallaght

08:00 – 12:00, Sat 01 Aug

Tallaght Stadium, Whitestown Way, Tallaght, Co. Dublin

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

www.irishcarboot.ie/

Honest2Goodness Food Market

09:30 – 16:00, Sat 01 Aug

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

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

www.honest2goodness.ie

Malahide Park Run (free)

09:30, Sat 01 Aug

Malahide Park, Dublin Road, Malahide, Co. Dublin

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

www.parkrun.ie/malahide/

SuperNatural Food Market

09:30 – 15:30, Sat 01 Aug

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 01 Aug

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 01 Aug

Belgard Road, Dublin 24

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

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

www.facebook.com/belgardmarket

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 01 Aug

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/

O’Donovan Rossa Funeral – State Event

10:00, Sat 01 Aug

Glasnevin Museum, Glasnevin Cemetery, Finglas Road, Dublin 11

The funeral of O’Donovan Rossa and Pádraig Pearse’s graveside oration was an important event in the lead up to the 1916 Rising.

A state commemoration of Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa’s funeral will therefore take place on Saturday in the presence of President Michael D. Higgins, Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Heather Humphreys.

1500 tickets to this event were distributed through the Glasnevin Cemetery website for access to areas adjacent to the Church and O’Connell Tower in the Cemetery and you must have a valid ticket to access this area.

A non ticketed public viewing area, with space for up to 5,000 people will be available outside the Cemetery. This viewing area will be fitted with large screens televising the event. No tickets are required there.

Please note: Parking in the area will be severely limited and road closures will be in place, so you should walk or come by public transport.

The event is the first of the State ceremonial events of the Ireland 2016 Centenary Programme. It will follow the proceedings of the original funeral of O’Donovan Rossa and will culminate with a wreath laying ceremony, the firing of a volley of shots, the raising of the National Flag and the National Anthem.

The details about this event are extremely hard to come by as if the state doesn’t want you to know. The start time was no where to be found despite researching at least 20 relevant websites, but in the end the “Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events)” was able to get the information for you. ;-) However, there is still confusion: Glasnevin Cemetery says that the event starts at 10:00, the AA says it starts at 10:30 and the President’s office claims it starts at 11:00. I would think that the event actually starts at 11:00, but people are expected from 10:00/10:30, but that is just my guess.

It seems as if this state commemoration and the funeral re-enactment (including procession with hearse and marching bands from Dublin City Hall to Glasnevin Cemetery) are organised completely separately.

www.glasnevintrust.ie/visit-glasnevin/news/odonovan-rossa-state-even/index.xml

Sand Sculptures – Dublin Castle

10:00 – 18:00, Sat 01 Aug

Dublin Castle, Dame Street, Dublin 2

The yearly Sand Scultpures exhibition will be in the Upper Courtyard of Dublin Castle again.

“Emotional States” is the theme this year and the carving started on 27 July. The work is weather dependent and while the artists are working on it, you can watch them doing their thing (The artists are from Fleeting Sculpture and often are happy to answer questions.) The exhibition will run until 25 August and admission is free.

People ask usually how the sand withstands the rain and want to know if something is mixed in, but it is just normal sand with no added stuff. Once the carving is finished the “skin” will be sprayed with something to make it a little harder, but the holding together of the sculpture is purely down to the compacting of the sand.

Temple Bar Markets

10:00 – 16:30, Sat 01 Aug

Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

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

www.templebar.ie

Blackrock Market

11:00 – 17:30, Sat 01 Aug

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

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

www.blackrockmarket.com/

Family Workshop – National Gallery

11:00 – 12:00, Sat 01 Aug

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

The National Gallery still runs an intensive programme of daily Family Workshops, lots of talks and Documentary screenings. Have a look at their website nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Here are some of the Family workshops for this week:
+ 01 Aug: Inspired by…Pointillism
+ 03 Aug: Inspired by…the Baroque
+ 04 Aug: Inspired by…Abstract Art
+ 05 Aug: Inspired by…Costume
+ 06 Aug: Inspired by…Icons
+ 07 Aug: Inspired by…the Dutch Golden Age.

All workshops are suitable for ages 4-10. Materials will be provided. Admission is free and no booking required, but places are limited.

Open Air Pilates + Life Coaching

11:00, Sat 01 Aug

Millenium Park, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15

Every Saturday at 11:00 until 29 August an Open Air Pilates class, followed by a Coaching session with a Life Coach takes place in Blanchardstown. Organised by Pace Pilates and supported by Fingal County Council. Find all details on the Facebook page below. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/682996365157044/

Outdoor Yoga Class – Stephen’s Green

11:00, Sat 01 Aug

St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2

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

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

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

www.facebook.com/events/1570921946506107/

Terenure Village Market

11:00 – 16:00, Sat 01 Aug

Bushy Park, Tempelogue Road, Terenure, Dublin 6W

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

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

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/terenurevillagemarket

Vinyl Market – Thomas House

11:00 – 18:00, Sat 01 Aug

Thomas House, 88 Thomas Street, Dublin 8

The Thomas House Vinyl Market where you could buy 1000s of Vinyl Records from all genres will run on Saturday from 11:00-18:00. Admission is free.

irishrecordfairs.com/

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Sat 01 Aug

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

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

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Ha’penny Flea Market

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 01 Aug

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/

Military Guard Ceremony

12:00 – 13:00, Sat 01 Aug

Merrion Square, Dublin 2

A Ceremonial Military Guard will parade at the site of the “National Memorial to Members of the Defence Forces who died in the Service of the State”, at Merrion Square during July and August. Ceremonies will take place at the pyramid at Merrion Square opposite the back entrance to the Dail, every Saturday from 18 July to 22 August 2015.

Units from different sections of the Defence Forces (Army, Air Corps and Naval Service) will participate in this Military Guard Ceremony to remember their comrades. Every week different units will be involved and the ceremony and the participating units are described on the website below.

www.military.ie/en/info-centre/df-ceremonial/ceremonial-military-guard/

O’Donovan Rossa Funeral Re-Enactment – Procession

12:00 – 15:00, Sat 01 Aug

Dublin (various locations)

Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa was a prominent member of the Irish Republican Brotherhood and a Fenian leader. He was born on 10 September 1831 in Co. Cork and he died on 29 June 1915 in New York where he lived since 1870 with no right to return to Ireland.

After his death his body was returned to Ireland to be buried on Glasnevin cemetery and the funeral took place on 01 August 2015. The graveside oration given by Pádraig Pearse, is one of the most famous speeches of the Irish independence movement.

O’Donovan Rossa is seen as one of the forefathers of the Easter Rising of 1916 and the re-enactment of his funeral on its 100th anniversary on Saturday is the first event of the 2016 commemorations of the Easter Rising.

The coffin will be “lying in state” from 12:00 in City Hall. Then at 13:00 the funeral procession assemble at 13:00 on Barnardos Square and at 13:30, the coffin will be brought to the Horse Drawn Hearse from the Rotunda in City Hall. The Cortege departs at 14:00 with a Guard of honour and a number of marching bands.
The route will be Dame St, Westmoreland St, O’Connell St. (at 14:20), Parnell St, Parnell Sq, Mountjoy St, Berkley Road, Cabra Road, Finglas Road and at 15:00 it will arrive at Glasnevin Cemetery.

This event is seemingly organised by Sinn Fein and it appears as if it is not connected in any way to the State Event at Glasnevin Cemetery that is also taking place on the same day.

www.westmeathexaminer.ie/news/roundup/articles/2015/07/29/4039188-sfs-odonovan-rossa-funeral-reenactment/

Rock-n-Roll Festival – Vintage Car Show

12:00, Sat 01 Aug

Dame District, Dublin 2

The Rock-n-Roll Festival starts today with a Vintage Car Show “Hot Rod City”, where “Classic American Motors Ireland V8″ will bring 18 of some of the most amazing Hot Rods and streetcars from the vintage days of the USA. The cars will be in Dame Court from 12:00-16:00

dublinrocknrollfestival.com/

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Sat 01 Aug

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/

Brunch, Beat and Banter

13:00, Sat 01 Aug

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

East Side Tavern invites to “Brunch, Beat and Banter”. Come for your brunch to the pub and they will entertain you with acoustic sets from

RyanMurtagh, VetraTrinkunaite, NiallMurray, KevinNolan

Poets, Musicians and spoken Word! And they also promise “breathtaking food options”. But let’s hope it is not really breathtaking! ;-)

www.facebook.com/events/1752349774992350/

“My Favourites” – Dublin City Walking Tour

14:00 – 16:00, Sat 01 Aug

Spire, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

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

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

www.dublincitywalkingtours.com/

Atmosphere – Balloon & Kite Festival

14:00 – 18:00, Sat 01 Aug

Newtownsmith Green, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

Atmosphere is Dun Laoghaire’s new festival for Balloons, Kites & Flight and it will be on Newtownsmith Green along the sea front between the East Pier in Dun Laoghaire and the 40 Foot in Sandycove.

Newtownsmith will be transformed with sculptures and displays made of latex balloons and kite enthusiasts showing off their latest creations and stunt skills. There will be balloon modelling and kite making workshops.

Professional balloon modellers will show their skills by creating models of Movie Characters, Animals, Cartoon Characters and lots more. Each balloon artist will give a workshop on how to create a particular character at intervals throughout the day and then you can try their skills at balloon modelling in special make and do areas.

Master kite flyers will demonstrate their skills and creations and will give workshops on kite aerodynamics, design and skills followed by the opportunity for you to build your own kite.

A falconry display will also be there.

Admission is free.

www.dlrevents.ie/atmosphere15.html

Intercultural Tour in Mandarin – Chester Beatty Library

14:30, Sat 01 Aug

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

An Intercultural Tour and Family Friendly Activities in Mandarin Language with Community Ambassador Tiedong Yang will take place.

Admission is free and no booking is reuqired. Meeting point is in the atrium of the Library.

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

O’Donovan Rossa Funeral Centenary

15:00, Sat 01 Aug

Dublin (various locations)

It seems everybody wants to have a piece of him!! Apart from the State Commemoration and the Sinn Fein Funeral Re-Enactment, there is another set of O’Donovan Rossa events:

+ The National Graves Association will unveil two bronze plaques on the O’Donovan Rossa Bridge over the Liffey at 15:00. The speaker will be O’Donovan Rossa biographer, Dr Shane Kenna.
+ At 16:30 there will be a wreath laying ceremony and re-enactment of Pearse’s speech at O’Donovan Rossa’s graveside in Glasnevin Cemetery.
+ At 17:30 a new print of the O’Donovan Rossa Funeral Scene by renowned artist Robert Ballagh will be launched in the Glasnevin Museum. Speaker will be Robert Ballagh.

All events will be free.

www.facebook.com/events/1412122685783772/

Concert for Children of Conflict

18:00 – 23:00, Sat 01 Aug

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

At the “Concert for Children of Conflict” Fundraiser the line up is

Solo Acoustic : James Humston, Vetra Trinkunaite, Cuan, Ron Black, Yannika Frank, Maurice Burns, Daragh O’Neill
Bands: Suzanne Savagem, Shrubs, Hoodoo Reelin, Animals Are We
Poets: Sean Ruane, Dave Lordan, Kevin Brennan, Daniel Wade, Antain Mc Laughlin

Admission is for a donation.

www.thegrandsocial.ie/events/concert-for-children-of-conflict-in-assoc-with-u-n-i-c-e-f/

Live in Sin É – Gigs

20:00, Sat 01 Aug

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

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

www.facebook.com/shftimes

Mongrel State – Gig – Rock-n-Roll Festival

20:00, Sat 01 Aug

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

As part of the Rock-n-Roll Festival, Mongrel State will play a Rockabilly gig in The Globe. Admission is free.

dublinrocknrollfestival.com/events/

Rock-n-Roll Fashion Show & Gigs

20:00, Sat 01 Aug

Mercantile, 28 Dame Street, Dublin 2

A Rock-n-Roll Fashion Show will take place in The Mercantile and everybody is invited to take part. There will be prizes for the best dress.

The music will be provided by Live Music by:

+ The Shades from 20:00
+ The 45s (UK) from 22:00

Admission is free.

dublinrocknrollfestival.com/event/rock-n-roll-fashion-show/

Saturday Night Live – The Wine Cave

20:00 – 22:30, Sat 01 Aug

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

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

www.facebook.com/KCPeachesWineCave

The Dodgy Few – Gig

20:00, Sat 01 Aug

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

The Dodgy Few are playing Reggae and Ska in the Harbour Bar. Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/the-dodgy-few-event1

Being Wrong is Right with Robert Coyle – Comedy

20:30 – 21:30, Sat 01 Aug

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

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

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

Admission is free, but donations are welcome.

www.facebook.com/events/518802051603540/

Jazz on the Green

21:00 – 23:30, Sat 01 Aug

The Fitzwilliam Hotel Dublin, St. Stephen’s Green

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

This week Denise Whyte (vocals) and James Mullen (piano) will perform.

www.fitzwilliamhoteldublin.com/

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Sat 01 Aug

Stillorgan Orchard, The Hill, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin

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

www.stillorganorchard.com/live_music.html

Atlantic Avenue – Gig

22:00, Sat 01 Aug

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

Atlantic Avenue will play a gig in The Church and this will be followed by DJs. Admission is free.

www.thechurch.ie/event-view/august-bank-holiday-church/

Whitetrash – Gig

22:30, Sat 01 Aug

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Whitetrash is playing a mix of country, folk, blues and rock ‘n’ roll. Admission to this midnight gig is free before 22:30 or if you sign up for the guest list.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/midnight-hour-w-whitetrash/

The Business – Gig

23:55, Sat 01 Aug

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

The Business will be in the Mezz for a free gig.

www.facebook.com/mezzdublin

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Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon – Gigs

08:30 – 13:00, Sun 02 Aug

Dublin (various locations)

The Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon is a 21km run from North Wall Quay to Phoenix Park along the following route:

Custom House Quay, Memorial Bridge, South Quays, Winetavern St, High St, Bridge St, Cook St, St John’s Rd West, Military Rd, Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Sarsfield Rd, St. Laurence’s Rd, Chapelizod Rd, Conyngham Rd, Chesterfield Ave, Acres Rd, Military Rd, Upper Glen Rd, Ordinance Survey Rd, Chesterfield Ave.

Participation is not free, but the “Rock ‘n’ Roll” element of the run means that there are gigs along the route and at the finish line and they are free and everybody is invited to the Finish Line Concert from 10:00-13:00.

The line-up at the Finish Line is: Hot Sprockets, The 45s, The Mighty Stef, Patrick James.

Along the route the line-up is Rachael McCormack (Sarsfield Road), Love-Shack (IMMA), The Lock-Ins (Chesterfield Avenue), Vertigo (Upper Glen Road), Brain Donation (Butt Bridge), Creaky Bones (DCC Offices), Beware of You (St. Laurence Road), Blank Canvas (Chapelizod Road), Created by Comets (Island Bridge Lodge Gate), Mongrel State (Chesterfield Avenue), Luna Boys (Military Road), The Jury (Wellington Road).

www.runrocknroll.com/dublin/the-weekend/entertainment/

Belgard Weekend Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 02 Aug

Belgard Road, Dublin 24

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

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

www.facebook.com/belgardmarket

Fitminds – Training with a difference

10:00 – 11:00, Sun 02 Aug

Hampstead Avenue, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

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

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

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

www.facebook.com/events/1591693224415919/

Food & Craft Market – Farmleigh House

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 02 Aug

Farmleigh House, Castleknock end of Phoenix Park, Dublin 15

The Farmleigh House Food & Craft market will be back for the bank holiday weekend on Sunday and Monday and expect it to be a busy one because there is also the Roustabout Circus Show on the front lawn on both days (see separate lisiting) and the Cavan Brass & Reed Band will perform in the Bandstand on Sunday (14:00-16:00) followed by the St. James Brass & Reed Band on Monday (14:00-16:00).

www.farmleigh.ie/events/Title,34470,en.html

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 02 Aug

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

Merrion Square Open Air Gallery

10:00 – 18:30, Sun 02 Aug

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/

Sand Sculptures – Dublin Castle

10:00 – 18:00, Sun 02 Aug

Dublin Castle, Dame Street, Dublin 2

The yearly Sand Scultpures exhibition will be in the Upper Courtyard of Dublin Castle again.

“Emotional States” is the theme this year and the carving started on 27 July. The work is weather dependent and while the artists are working on it, you can watch them doing their thing (The artists are from Fleeting Sculpture and often are happy to answer questions.) The exhibition will run until 25 August and admission is free.

People ask usually how the sand withstands the rain and want to know if something is mixed in, but it is just normal sand with no added stuff. Once the carving is finished the “skin” will be sprayed with something to make it a little harder, but the holding together of the sculpture is purely down to the compacting of the sand.

Dun Laoghaire Market

11:00 – 16:00, Sun 02 Aug

People’s Park, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

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

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

Palestrina Choir

11:00, Sun 02 Aug

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

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

www.procathedral.ie/music/this-week

Pure Vintage Fair

11:00 – 17:30, Sun 02 Aug

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

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

www.facebook.com/purevintagefair01

Rock-n-Roll Festival – Motorbike Rally

11:00, Sun 02 Aug

Dublin (various locations)

A motorcycle rally will start at the Garden of Remembrance and work their way across the city of Dublin to get to the grand finale of the Rock-N-Roll Marathon in Phoenix Park (probably around 12:30).

dublinrocknrollfestival.com/events/

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Sun 02 Aug

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

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

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Blackrock Market

12:00 – 17:30, Sun 02 Aug

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/

Fiestaval – Temple Bar Food Festival

12:00 – 18:00, Sun 02 Aug

Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

The “Fiestaval” on Sun and Mon (02+03 Aug) is a new Food Festival on Temple Bar’s Meeting House Square.

There will be food from the five Temple Bar restaurants, The Boxty House (traditional), The Chameleon (Indonesian), Klaw” by Niall Sabongi of Rock Lobster (Seafood), Bar Pinxto (Spanish) and Monty’s of Kathmandu (Nepalese).

We certainly love a good festival, but does this event qualify as a festival or is it just five or so food stalls around Meeting House Square? Because in that case the name “festival” might be a little too ambitious….or should we call the Temple Bar Food Market every week on Saturdays the REAL and much bigger “Temple Bar Food Festival”?

The only non-food-stall element is the entertainment part that lists “Giant games, Craft club, Face painting and Live DJ”.

Admission to Meeting House Square is free.

templebarfiestaval.com

Guided Summer Walks – Botanic Gardens

12:00 – 15:30, Sun 02 Aug

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

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

www.botanicgardens.ie/news/events.htm

The Smithfield Summer Picnics

12:00 – 15:00, Sun 02 Aug

Smithfield Square, Dublin 7

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

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

The details for this Sunday’s events are planned to appear here.

www.facebook.com/SmithfieldPicnics

Drop-In Drawing Session – Chester Beatty Library

13:00 – 15:00, Sun 02 Aug

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

Meet artist Roxana Manouchehri and learn drawing techniques, including line drawing, shading, perspective and decoration during these relaxed and informal sessions.

Admission is free and no booking required. Suitable for ages 13+. Materials are provided but feel free to bring your own sketchbook; dry materials only.

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

Roustabout Circus Experience – Farmleigh House

13:00 – 17:00, Sun 02 Aug

Farmleigh House, Castleknock end of Phoenix Park, Dublin 15

Circus Entertainment on the Bank Holiday weekend…and all is free!

Roustabout is a new contemporary circus experience performed in a gigantic tree. It is suitable for all ages and there will be shows on the Farmleigh House front lawn at 13;00 and 16:00 on Sunday 02 and Monday 03 August. Admission is free.

There will also be the Food & Craft Market in the Farmyard on both days (10:00-17:00) and Brass Bands will play from 14:00-16:00 in the Bandstand,

www.farmleigh.ie/events/Title,34743,en.html

Dublin Sketchers – Sunday Meet-up

14:00, Sun 02 Aug

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/

Forgotten Voices – Walking Tour

14:00 – 16:00, Sun 02 Aug

Four Courts, Inns Quay, Dublin 7

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

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

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

Stella Bass Jazz Trio

14:00 – 16:00, Sun 02 Aug

Café en Seine, Dawson Street, Dublin 2

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

www.stellabass.com

Family Drawing Sundays

14:30 – 16:30, Sun 02 Aug

Royal Hibernian Academy, 15 Ely Place, Dublin 2

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

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

Brian Keary plays Classical Guitar

16:00 – 17:00, Sun 02 Aug

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

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

www.sweeneysdublin.ie/gigs.php

Rock-n-Roll Festival – Open Air Gigs

16:00 – 19:00, Sun 02 Aug

Dame District, Dublin 2

Let’s hope for good weather for this Open Air Gig in Dame Court/Dame Lane. The Line-up is

16:00 Creaky Bones
17:00 Point Break
18:00 Johnny Storm Crow

Admission is free.

dublinrocknrollfestival.com/events

LJJ Band – Cafe en Seine

18:00 – 20:00, Sun 02 Aug

Café en Seine, Dawson Street, Dublin 2

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

www.longjohnjumpband.com/

Sweeney’s Dixieland Jazzmen

18:30 – 20:30, Sun 02 Aug

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

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

www.dublinsessions.ie/sweeneys.html

A Straight Up No Messin’ August Banker – Gigs

19:00, Sun 02 Aug

Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

The Workman’s Club is celebrating the Bank Holiday again with a mighty party. The line-up is

Gangs, The Fontaines, Spines, Galants, The Lorraine Club

In addition there will be DJs and the Workman’s Club Karaoke.

Admission is free.

theworkmansclub.com/events/a-straight-up-no-messin-august-banker/

Jawbone – Acoustic Folk & Blues Night

19:00 – 21:00, Sun 02 Aug

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

Rock-n-Roll Festival Closing Party

20:00, Sun 02 Aug

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

The Rock-n-Roll Festival Closing Party will be in Whelan’s and the great line-up lists

+ The Hot Sprockets
+ The Mighty Stef
+ The 45s

Admission is free, or at least free until 22:30. the website is a little unclear on that.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/rock-n-roll-closing-party-w-the-hot-sprockets/

Square Pegs – Blues Gig

20:00, Sun 02 Aug

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

The Square Pegs are playing Chicago Blues, 50?s R&B, New Orleans Blues at this gig in Bray. Admission is free,

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/square-pegs-event4

Apollo Sessions

20:30, Sun 02 Aug

Bleeding Horse, 24 Upper Camden St., Dublin 2

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

www.facebook.com/apollosessions

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 00:00, Sun 02 Aug

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

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

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

Rhythm Rocker

21:00, Sun 02 Aug

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

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

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

www.facebook.com/rhythmrocker

Billy Treacy & The Ha’Penny Heads

21:30, Sun 02 Aug

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

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

www.billytreacy.com/

Smash Hits – Bray Summerfest

21:30, Sun 02 Aug

Seafront, Bray, Co. Wicklow

The Bray Summerfest is not what it was before. It got partially cancelled but is still kind of running. The website lists two more events and the Twitter feed seems to confirm that they are going ahead:

According to the plan the Summerfest is coming to an end this weekend with one gig and a Fireworks.

The gig is on Sunday 02 Aug: Smash Hits, the “Ultimate 90s Band” will be on the Bandstand from 21:30 and Jamie Duff will be the supporting act.

And on Monday evening, a Firework is meant to be the final event at the Sea Front from 22:00

Admission to both events is free.

www.braysummerfest.com/

Cool Hand Dukes

22:00, Sun 02 Aug

Porterhouse Central, 45-47 Nassau Street, Dublin 2

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

www.facebook.com/coolhand.dukes.1

Electric Lemon – Gig

22:00, Sun 02 Aug

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

Electric Lemon will be playing a mix of Rock & Roll and all the hits from the 80s. Admission is free.

www.thechurch.ie/event-view/august-bank-holiday-church/

The Dublin Blues Cartel – Gig

22:30, Sun 02 Aug

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/

The 68s – Gig

23:00, Sun 02 Aug

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

The 68s will play in The Mezz and admission is free.

www.facebook.com/mezzdublin

Monday 03 Aug

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Sand Sculptures – Dublin Castle

10:00 – 18:00, Mon 03 Aug

Dublin Castle, Dame Street, Dublin 2

The yearly Sand Scultpures exhibition will be in the Upper Courtyard of Dublin Castle again.

“Emotional States” is the theme this year and the carving started on 27 July. The work is weather dependent and while the artists are working on it, you can watch them doing their thing (The artists are from Fleeting Sculpture and often are happy to answer questions.) The exhibition will run until 25 August and admission is free.

People ask usually how the sand withstands the rain and want to know if something is mixed in, but it is just normal sand with no added stuff. Once the carving is finished the “skin” will be sprayed with something to make it a little harder, but the holding together of the sculpture is purely down to the compacting of the sand.

The Bay 10k – Support the runners

10:30, Mon 03 Aug

Dun Laoghaire (various locations)

The Bay 10k is a 10km road race in Dun Laoghaire.
It seems that you can still register until 10:30 on the day, but participation in these races is never free. Supporting the runners however is.

This race starts at Newtownsmith Green and will then go through Seapoint, Monkstown, Glenageary, Killiney and Sandycove before finishing close to Dun Laoghaire Town Hall. (A map is on the website at www.dlrbay10k.ie)

www.facebook.com/Bay10k

Family Workshop – National Gallery

11:00 – 12:00, Mon 03 Aug

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

The National Gallery still runs an intensive programme of daily Family Workshops, lots of talks and Documentary screenings. Have a look at their website nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Here are some of the Family workshops for this week:
+ 01 Aug: Inspired by…Pointillism
+ 03 Aug: Inspired by…the Baroque
+ 04 Aug: Inspired by…Abstract Art
+ 05 Aug: Inspired by…Costume
+ 06 Aug: Inspired by…Icons
+ 07 Aug: Inspired by…the Dutch Golden Age.

All workshops are suitable for ages 4-10. Materials will be provided. Admission is free and no booking required, but places are limited.

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Mon 03 Aug

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

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

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Fiestaval – Temple Bar Food Festival

12:00 – 18:00, Mon 03 Aug

Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

The “Fiestaval” on Sun and Mon (02+03 Aug) is a new Food Festival on Temple Bar’s Meeting House Square.

There will be food from the five Temple Bar restaurants, The Boxty House (traditional), The Chameleon (Indonesian), Klaw” by Niall Sabongi of Rock Lobster (Seafood), Bar Pinxto (Spanish) and Monty’s of Kathmandu (Nepalese).

We certainly love a good festival, but does this event qualify as a festival or is it just five or so food stalls around Meeting House Square? Because in that case the name “festival” might be a little too ambitious….or should we call the Temple Bar Food Market every week on Saturdays the REAL and much bigger “Temple Bar Food Festival”?

The only non-food-stall element is the entertainment part that lists “Giant games, Craft club, Face painting and Live DJ”.

Admission to Meeting House Square is free.

templebarfiestaval.com

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Mon 03 Aug

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/

Roustabout Circus Experience – Farmleigh House

13:00 – 17:00, Mon 03 Aug

Farmleigh House, Castleknock end of Phoenix Park, Dublin 15

Circus Entertainment on the Bank Holiday weekend…and all is free!

Roustabout is a new contemporary circus experience performed in a gigantic tree. It is suitable for all ages and there will be shows on the Farmleigh House front lawn at 13;00 and 16:00 on Sunday 02 and Monday 03 August. Admission is free.

There will also be the Food & Craft Market in the Farmyard on both days (10:00-17:00) and Brass Bands will play from 14:00-16:00 in the Bandstand,

www.farmleigh.ie/events/Title,34743,en.html

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13:00, Mon 03 Aug

Dublin (various locations)

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Drawing Workshop for adults

15:00 – 16:00, Mon 03 Aug

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

The National Gallery runs two Drawing Workshops for adults this week. The first one is on Monday and will focus on “Figure” and the second one is on”Colour” on Wednesday.

Admission is free. Materials will be provided- No booking necessary, but places are limited.

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Super Happy Fun Times – Open Mic

19:00, Mon 03 Aug

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

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

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/shftimes

Back Door Sessions – Open Mic Night

20:00, Mon 03 Aug

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

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

www.facebook.com/sweeneysbar

Song Cycle

20:00, Mon 03 Aug

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

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

www.whelanslive.com

Al Porter’s Comedy Shed

20:30, Mon 03 Aug

Woolshed Bar & Grill, Parnell Street, Dublin 1

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

www.woolshedbaa.com/dublin/

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 23:00, Mon 03 Aug

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

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

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

Jazz Jam Session – Grand Social

21:00, Mon 03 Aug

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

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

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

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

Loose – Trad Sessions

21:00 – 23:30, Mon 03 Aug

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

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

www.facebook.com/motherreillysADMIN

Patrick Mahony sings Nostalgia

21:00 – 23:00, Mon 03 Aug

Café en Seine, Dawson Street, Dublin 2

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

Fireworks – Bray Summerfest

21:30, Mon 03 Aug

Seafront, Bray, Co. Wicklow

The Bray Summerfest is not what it was before. It got partially cancelled but is still kind of running. The website lists two more events and the Twitter feed seems to confirm that they are going ahead:

The final event of the Bray Summerfest 2015 will be the Fireworks. It was spectacular (not in compariosn to US fireworks, but in the Irish context) in previous years, but who knows how it will be this year.

The build up will start at 21:30 and the Fireworks kicks off at 22:00.

Admission is free.

www.braysummerfest.com/

Tuesday 04 Aug

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Sand Sculptures – Dublin Castle

10:00 – 18:00, Tue 04 Aug

Dublin Castle, Dame Street, Dublin 2

The yearly Sand Scultpures exhibition will be in the Upper Courtyard of Dublin Castle again.

“Emotional States” is the theme this year and the carving started on 27 July. The work is weather dependent and while the artists are working on it, you can watch them doing their thing (The artists are from Fleeting Sculpture and often are happy to answer questions.) The exhibition will run until 25 August and admission is free.

People ask usually how the sand withstands the rain and want to know if something is mixed in, but it is just normal sand with no added stuff. Once the carving is finished the “skin” will be sprayed with something to make it a little harder, but the holding together of the sculpture is purely down to the compacting of the sand.

Storytelling for Children

10:45 – 11:45, Tue 04 Aug

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

Storytelling with Mike Breathnach for 3-6 year olds will take place in Pearse Street Library on Tuesday. Admission is free and no booking required.

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

“My Favourites” – Dublin City Walking Tour

11:00 – 13:00, Tue 04 Aug

Spire, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

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

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

www.dublincitywalkingtours.com/

Family Workshop – National Gallery

11:00 – 12:00, Tue 04 Aug

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

The National Gallery still runs an intensive programme of daily Family Workshops, lots of talks and Documentary screenings. Have a look at their website nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Here are some of the Family workshops for this week:
+ 01 Aug: Inspired by…Pointillism
+ 03 Aug: Inspired by…the Baroque
+ 04 Aug: Inspired by…Abstract Art
+ 05 Aug: Inspired by…Costume
+ 06 Aug: Inspired by…Icons
+ 07 Aug: Inspired by…the Dutch Golden Age.

All workshops are suitable for ages 4-10. Materials will be provided. Admission is free and no booking required, but places are limited.

Bee Craft Workshop for kids

11:30, Tue 04 Aug

Phibsboro Library, Blacquiere Bridge, Off North Circular Road, Phibsboro, Dublin 7

Create bee-themed bookmarks and fridge magnets at this workshop. The workshops are suitable for ages 7-12. All materials are supplied.

Admission is free, but booking is required on 01 8304341

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

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Tue 04 Aug

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

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

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

The Irish DNA Atlas – Genealogy at Lunchtime

13:00, Tue 04 Aug

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

In August and September a series of talks introducing a broad range of topics in Irish family history will take place in the National Library every Tuesdays and Thursdays from 13:00-14:00. Booking is not required and admission is free.

+ 04 Aug: The Irish DNA Atlas with Speaker Gianpiero Cavalleri

“The Irish DNA Atlas is a genetic study of the Irish population. The aim of the project is to describe patterns in Irish DNA, in the context of European and global genetic diversity. This work can inform the history of the Irish population, as well as aid in the efforts to better understand the role of DNA in disease. The project is being run as collaboration between the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and the Irish Genealogical Society. Dr. Cavalleri will update the audience on how recruitment to the study is progressing, and the latest results to emerge from the project.”

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

Study Medicine in Poland Dublin Open Day

18:00 – 19:00, Tue 04 Aug

Medical Poland, 63 Lower Gardiner Street, Dublin 1

You would like to study Medicine but are missing some essential points? You could consider studying in Poland through English.

This event will provide information on opportunities to study medicine and related subjects through English in Poland. Irish students can still apply this year and have more options to study abroad. You could become doctor, nurse, physiotherapist, veterinary surgeon or dentist.

medicalpoland.ie/

Dublin Bluegrass Collective – Gig

20:00, Tue 04 Aug

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

20:00 – 22:00, Tue 04 Aug

Stag’s Head, Dame Lane, Dublin 2

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

www.facebook.com/UkuleleTuesday

Blue Moon Folk and Blues – Gig

20:30, Tue 04 Aug

The Beerhouse, 84.5 Capel Street, Dublin 1

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

www.beerhousedublin.com/

The Folk Club

20:30, Tue 04 Aug

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

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

www.facebook.com/TheGrandFolkClub

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 23:00, Tue 04 Aug

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

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

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

Phoenix Big Band

21:00 – 23:00, Tue 04 Aug

Tara Towers Hotel, Merrion Road, Dublin 4

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

Admission is free.

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

Wicked Wolf Comedy

21:00, Tue 04 Aug

Wicked Wolf, 2 Main Street, Blackrock, Co. Dublin

There will be free comedy upstairs in the Wicked Wolf in Blackrock on every second Tuesday. New acts and surprise guests will entertain you and the event is organised by Maxine Jones.

The dates are 04+18 Aug. Put the dates in your calender as I will probably not be able to include the event every week.

www.wickedwolfcomedy.com

Camden Sessions – Singer/Songwriter Night

21:30, Tue 04 Aug

Anseo, 18 Camden Street Lower, Dublin 2

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

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

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/TheCamdenSessions

International Bar Jazz Night

21:30, Tue 04 Aug

The International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

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

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

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

www.international-bar.com/jazz/

Wednesday 05 Aug

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First Wednesday – Free Entrance to OPW Sites

09:00, Wed 05 Aug

Various OPW locations in Dublin

Entry charges at nearly all OPW sites are waived once a month. The Office of Public Works (OPW) wants to encourage people to visit the historic sites that it manages and has therfore started this initiative in 2011.

Most OPW owned sites can already be visited for free, but the sites that normally charge a fee will be free every first Wednesday as well. In the (extended) Greater Dublin Area this means you can visit the following sites for free:
+ The Casino, Marino
+ Dublin Castle, State Apartments
+ Kilmainham Gaol
+ Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre at Newgrange
+ Glendalough Visitor Centre in Wicklow

As you can imagine, this event is very popular and therfore it is strongly recommended to arrive early at the venues. Once the day’s tickets are given out, you will not get access anymore (e.g. at Kilmainham Gaol and Newgrange). At Dublin Castle there will be self-guided tours throughout the day, but if the queue gets too long (it has happened) then it is possible that no more people will get admitted into the queue.

www.heritageireland.ie/en/media/Free%20Wednesdays.pdf

Sand Sculptures – Dublin Castle

10:00 – 18:00, Wed 05 Aug

Dublin Castle, Dame Street, Dublin 2

The yearly Sand Scultpures exhibition will be in the Upper Courtyard of Dublin Castle again.

“Emotional States” is the theme this year and the carving started on 27 July. The work is weather dependent and while the artists are working on it, you can watch them doing their thing (The artists are from Fleeting Sculpture and often are happy to answer questions.) The exhibition will run until 25 August and admission is free.

People ask usually how the sand withstands the rain and want to know if something is mixed in, but it is just normal sand with no added stuff. Once the carving is finished the “skin” will be sprayed with something to make it a little harder, but the holding together of the sculpture is purely down to the compacting of the sand.

Cafe Drawing Session – Rua Red

11:00, Wed 05 Aug

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 (05, 12, 19, 26 Aug).

ruared.ie/

Family Workshop – National Gallery

11:00 – 12:00, Wed 05 Aug

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

The National Gallery still runs an intensive programme of daily Family Workshops, lots of talks and Documentary screenings. Have a look at their website nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Here are some of the Family workshops for this week:
+ 01 Aug: Inspired by…Pointillism
+ 03 Aug: Inspired by…the Baroque
+ 04 Aug: Inspired by…Abstract Art
+ 05 Aug: Inspired by…Costume
+ 06 Aug: Inspired by…Icons
+ 07 Aug: Inspired by…the Dutch Golden Age.

All workshops are suitable for ages 4-10. Materials will be provided. Admission is free and no booking required, but places are limited.

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Wed 05 Aug

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

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

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Wed 05 Aug

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/

Bee Craft Workshop for kids

13:30, Wed 05 Aug

Ringsend Library, Fitzwilliam Street, Dublin 4

Create bee-themed mugs and plates at this workshop in Ringsend. Suitable for ages 7-12. All materials will be provided.

Admission is free, but booking is required on 01 6680063.

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

The Secret Garden – Film Screening

14:00, Wed 05 Aug

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

The film screening of “The Secret Garden” is free and suitable for the whole family. No booking required.

A newly orphaned young British girl, born and raised in India, goes to England to live with her uncle. Neglected by her mourning guardian, she begins exploring her uncle’s estate where she discovers a cousin she never knew she had and a secret garden in desperate need of repair. 1993; PG; (101 min).

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

Budding Botanist – Flower Pressing Workshop

14:30, Wed 05 Aug

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

A workshop for kids who would like to become plant collectors. Join this expedition through the gardens identifying and collecting suitable plants for pressing before constructing your own flower press and starting your dried plant collection.

Admission is free, but booking is required via 01-8040300.

www.botanicgardens.ie/news/events.htm

Summer Sun Discs – Drop-in Activity

14:30 – 16:30, Wed 05 Aug

National Museum, Kildare Street (Archaeology), Dublin 2

In Early Bronze Age Ireland, people made beautiful gold discs to look like the sun. Drop in to find out more about these precious objects and make your own shining sun disc. Located next to the Treasury exhibition, ground floor.

Admission is free and no booking required.Suitable for Ages 6+.

www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx?eventID=4706

Drawing Workshop for adults

15:00 – 16:00, Wed 05 Aug

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

The National Gallery runs two Drawing Workshops for adults this week. The first one is on Monday and will focus on “Figure” and the second one is on”Colour” on Wednesday.

Admission is free. Materials will be provided- No booking necessary, but places are limited.

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Temple Bar “Night” Market

15:00 – 20:00, Wed 05 Aug

Temple Bar Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

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

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

www.facebook.com/LoveTempleBar

Havana International Language Exchange

16:30 – 19:30, Wed 05 Aug

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

“Generation” by Paula McGrath – Book Launch

18:30 – 20:00, Wed 05 Aug

Gutter Bookshop, Cow’s Lane, Temple Bar, Dublin 8

Paula McGrath will launch her debut novel “Generation”. Admission is free.

gutterbookshop.com/events.html

Muse Open Mic

19:00 – 21:30, Wed 05 Aug

Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

Muse Open Mic is a platform for poets, musicians, singers, actors and prose writers to perform new and original material in a supportive environment. Each performer is limited to three minutes per slot,

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/pages/Muse-Open-Mic/664089283674416

theworkmansclub.com/events/muse-open-mic/

Brand New Switcharoo – Roots Gig

20:00, Wed 05 Aug

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

The Brand New Switcharoo are performing a Roots Gig in Bray. Admission is free.

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

Hannah Rickard & The Relatives – Gig

20:00, Wed 05 Aug

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

Hannah Rickard & The Relatives, “The New Queen of Rock and Roll”, will be in The Mezz for a gig on Wednesday. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1191971634151287/

King Kong Club

20:00, Wed 05 Aug

Mercantile, 28 Dame Street, Dublin 2

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

Check the Facebook Page below for the line-up.

www.facebook.com/TheKingKongClubDublin

Square Pegs – Blues Gig

20:00, Wed 05 Aug

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

The Square Pegs are playing Chicago Blues, 50s R&B, New Orleans Blues and more. Admission is free.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/live-from-the-window-w-square-pegs-10/

Anseo Comedy Club

20:30, Wed 05 Aug

Anseo, 18 Camden Street Lower, Dublin 2

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

Admission is free, donations are welcome.

www.facebook.com/StandUpComedyClub

The Song Room (open mic)

20:30, Wed 05 Aug

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

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

www.theglobe.ie/events

The Zodiac Sessions (open mic)

20:30, Wed 05 Aug

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 05 Aug

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

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

www.dublinsessions.ie/gypsy.html

Los Paradiso – Gig

21:00, Wed 05 Aug

Leeson Lounge, 148 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4

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

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

Jazz Pigs – Gig

21:30, Wed 05 Aug

4 Dame Lane, Dame Lane, Dublin 2

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

www.facebook.com/dublinjazzpigs

Trad Session

21:30, Wed 05 Aug

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

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

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Sand Sculptures – Dublin Castle

10:00 – 18:00, Thu 06 Aug

Dublin Castle, Dame Street, Dublin 2

The yearly Sand Scultpures exhibition will be in the Upper Courtyard of Dublin Castle again.

“Emotional States” is the theme this year and the carving started on 27 July. The work is weather dependent and while the artists are working on it, you can watch them doing their thing (The artists are from Fleeting Sculpture and often are happy to answer questions.) The exhibition will run until 25 August and admission is free.

People ask usually how the sand withstands the rain and want to know if something is mixed in, but it is just normal sand with no added stuff. Once the carving is finished the “skin” will be sprayed with something to make it a little harder, but the holding together of the sculpture is purely down to the compacting of the sand.

Art Al Fresco – IMMA

11:00 – 13:00, Thu 06 Aug

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

“Art Al Fresco” sounds like a great event at the Museum of Madern Art, but Irish weather is unfortuantely often not very supportive of these great events:

Enjoy a morning of fresh air in the beautiful Formal Garden at IMMA. The resident Gardener will give an introductory talk on the history of the Garden, followed by a walking tour led by IMMA staff focusing on the interrelationship of nature, architecture and art, exploring the Garden’s sculptures and including some outdoor art-making.

Admission is free, but booking is required via the website below. Meeting point is at IMMA’s main reception at 11:00.

www.imma.ie/en/page_237021.htm

Family Workshop – National Gallery

11:00 – 12:00, Thu 06 Aug

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

The National Gallery still runs an intensive programme of daily Family Workshops, lots of talks and Documentary screenings. Have a look at their website nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Here are some of the Family workshops for this week:
+ 01 Aug: Inspired by…Pointillism
+ 03 Aug: Inspired by…the Baroque
+ 04 Aug: Inspired by…Abstract Art
+ 05 Aug: Inspired by…Costume
+ 06 Aug: Inspired by…Icons
+ 07 Aug: Inspired by…the Dutch Golden Age.

All workshops are suitable for ages 4-10. Materials will be provided. Admission is free and no booking required, but places are limited.

Grangegorman Military Cemetery – Tour

11:00, Thu 06 Aug

Grangegorman Cemetery, Blackhorse Avenue, Dublin 7

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

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

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Thu 06 Aug

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

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

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

The Green Door Market

12:00 – 16:00, Thu 06 Aug

18 Newmarket, Dublin 8

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

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

www.facebook.com/thegreendoordublin

185th Annual Exhibition Lunchtime Talk

13:00, Thu 06 Aug

RHA Gallery, Ely Place, Dublin 2

Enjoy a walk and talk of the 185th Annual Exhibition with Fernando Sanchez, RHA Academy Co-ordinator, when he will share his highlights of the show.

The RHA website also says “Please note that this talk will be delivered in the Irish language and there will be no translation services available.”

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

www.rhagallery.ie/lectures/185th-annual-exhibition-lunchtime-talk-11/

Opera in the Open – Amphitheatre

13:00 – 14:00, Thu 06 Aug

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

August is the month for the yearly “Opera in the Open” at the Amphitheatre behind Dublin City Offices and not far from Christ Church Cathedral. This year’s events are organised by Dublin City and the French Embassy and consequently there is a strong French bias, but the narration os in English. The upcoming performances are:

+ 06 Aug: Carmen by Georges Bizet
+ 13 Aug: Pygmalion by Jean-Phillippe Rameau
+ 20 Aug: L’Heure Espagnole by Joseph-Maurice Ravel
+ 27 Aug: Orphée aux Enfers by Jaques Offenbach

Admission is free. In bad weather it can happen that the event will get cancelled. In that case notifications should be on www.facebook.com/DublinCityCouncil

www.dublincity.ie/opera-open-2015-french-season-0

Secrets of the Bog Bodies – Genealogy at Lunchtime

13:00, Thu 06 Aug

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

In August and September a series of talks introducing a broad range of topics in Irish family history will take place in the National Library every Tuesdays and Thursdays from 13:00-14:00. Booking is not required and admission is free.

+ 06 Aug: Secrets of the Bog bodies with Speaker Ned Kelly

“Bog bodies are rare survivals of human remains from earlier times. The properties of bogs are such that, occasionally, bodies are preserved to an exceptional degree with hair, skin, hands, internal organs and other soft tissue intact. Prehistoric bog bodies found recently in Ireland have provided important new insights into pagan Celtic times. The killings were ritual in nature and related to ancient sovereignty rites. The talk will present some of the results of the forensic analysis of the Irish bog bodies to see what insights they provide into the ritual killings. The wider archaeological context of the finds will be examined including historical, mythological and folklore material, to provide insights into the secrets of the bog bodies.”

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

Yeats2015: Public Tour of the Yeats Exhibition

14:00, Thu 06 Aug

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

A public tour of the exhibition “Yeats: The Life and Works of William Butler Yeats” is taking place on the first Thursday of each month from March – October 2015.

As this year marks the 150th anniversary of the poet’s birth in 1835, the tour will introduce the life and work of WIlliam Butler Yeats.

Admission is free and booking is not required, but places are limited.

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

Bee Craft Workshop for kids

14:30, Thu 06 Aug

Finglas Library, Finglas Viallage Centre, Jamestowm Road, Finglas

Create bee-themed mugs and plates at this workshop in Finglas. Suitable for ages 7-12. All materials will be provided.

Admission is free, but booking is required on 01 8344906

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

Brazilian Dance – Forró

18:00, Thu 06 Aug

D-One Bar, 89 Capel Street, Dublin 1

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

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/donebardublin

Little Museum of Dublin – Free Admission Thursday

18:00 – 20:00, Thu 06 Aug

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

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

Visit the museum and find out lots more about Dublin.

www.littlemuseum.ie/

SECRET – Launch Party

18:00 – 20:00, Thu 06 Aug

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

The new Science Gallery exhibition is “SECRET – Nothing to see here” and the launch party for this exhibition will take place on Thursday.

Everybody is invited and admission is free, but you need to register via rsvp@sciencegallery.com

The exhibition is all about secrecy, surveillance, security and spying with a whole range of interesting exhibits. The launch party celebrates the classified and the cloak-and-dagger with food, drinks and music.

dublin.sciencegallery.com/events/2015/07/secretlaunchparty

Car Boot Sale – Tallaght

18:30 – 22:00, Thu 06 Aug

Tallaght Stadium, Whitestown Way, Tallaght, Co. Dublin

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

www.facebook.com/irishcarboot

Orienteering – Introduction

18:30 – 21:30, Thu 06 Aug

Hell Fire Club Car Park, Monpelier Hill, R115, Dublin Mountains

The Dublin Mountain partnership is running an “Introduction to Basic Orienteering” evening at the Hell Fire Club, where you will walk along a short orienteering course and learn lots.

The events will start at 18:30 and will last for 2-3 hours. The walk is 2-5km long

Admission is free and booking is not required, but you are asked to contact reidyd@hotmail.com if your group is bigger than 4 people.

www.dublinmountains.ie/news/upcoming_events/event_information/?no_cache=1&tx_ttnews[tt_news]=286

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

19:00 – 21:00, Thu 06 Aug

Spire, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

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

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

www.dublincitywalkingtours.com/

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

19:00, Thu 06 Aug

Arthur’s Pub, 28 Thomas Street, Dublin 8

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

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

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/ArthursPub

Japanese Architecture Film Screening

19:00, Thu 06 Aug

Liquor Rooms, 7 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

Kochuu (2013), a film about modern Japanese architecture, will be screened in the The Liquor Rooms on Thursday. Doors open at 17:00 and the film starts at 19:00. Admission is free and no booking required.

architectureireland.ie/japanese-architecture-film-screening

Shakespeare in Iveagh Gardens – Play

19:00, Thu 06 Aug

Iveagh Gardens, Harcourt Street, Dublin 2

Shakespeare in Iveagh Gardens is back!!

The theatre production company Fortune’s Fool Productions under the leadership of the great Stephanie Courtney is coming back to Iveagh Gardens this year with eleven (!!) Open Air performances of “(Not a Traditional) Taming of the Shrew” by William Shakespeare.

If you have been at their plays in previous years in Iveagh Gardens and Ranelagh Park, you know that they are high-class performances of popular Shakespeare plays that are provided completely free. All actors are super talented and passionate and the event is hugely popular every year. Let’s just hope for good weather!!

The dates this year are 06-16 August with plays during the week (6, 7, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 August) at 19:00 and at the weekend (8, 9, 15, 16 August) at 15:00.

If you are not very familiar with Shakespeare plays, you might want to read some information about the play here, so that you can follow it easier. But keep in mind that the play has “(Not the Traditional)” in the title, so expect some interesting modernisations.

www.facebook.com/events/1438649943109805/

The Xchange – Language Exchange & Music

19:00, Thu 06 Aug

Slattery’s Bar, 129 Capel Street, Dublin 1

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

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

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

Dimestore Recordings presents

20:00, Thu 06 Aug

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

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

www.facebook.com/DimeStoreRecords

Gangs – Gig

20:00, Thu 06 Aug

The Bernard Shaw, 12 Richmond Street South, Dublin 8

Gangs, a four piece Rock ‘n’ Roll band are performing in the Bernard Shaw Pub in the “Good Name” slot.

Admission is free.

bodytonicmusic.com/events/good-name-gangs/

Table Quiz Thursday – Grand Social

20:00 – 23:00, Thu 06 Aug

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

A free Table Quiz takes place in the Grand Social. 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.

www.thegrandsocial.ie/events/summer-social-quiz/

The Fever – Gig

20:00, Thu 06 Aug

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

The Fever are performing in the Harbour Bar on Thursday. Their style us Heavy Soul and Blues Rock. Admission is free.

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

Singer Songwriter Night – Mother Reilly’s

21:00, Thu 06 Aug

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

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

www.facebook.com/motherreillysADMIN

Brady’s Fun Pub Quiz

21:30, Thu 06 Aug

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 06 Aug

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 06 Aug

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

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

www.frankryans.com

McLoughlin’s Trad Night

21:30, Thu 06 Aug

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 06 Aug

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 06 Aug

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 07 Aug

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Sand Sculptures – Dublin Castle

10:00 – 18:00, Fri 07 Aug

Dublin Castle, Dame Street, Dublin 2

The yearly Sand Scultpures exhibition will be in the Upper Courtyard of Dublin Castle again.

“Emotional States” is the theme this year and the carving started on 27 July. The work is weather dependent and while the artists are working on it, you can watch them doing their thing (The artists are from Fleeting Sculpture and often are happy to answer questions.) The exhibition will run until 25 August and admission is free.

People ask usually how the sand withstands the rain and want to know if something is mixed in, but it is just normal sand with no added stuff. Once the carving is finished the “skin” will be sprayed with something to make it a little harder, but the holding together of the sculpture is purely down to the compacting of the sand.

Family Workshop – National Gallery

11:00 – 12:00, Fri 07 Aug

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

The National Gallery still runs an intensive programme of daily Family Workshops, lots of talks and Documentary screenings. Have a look at their website nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Here are some of the Family workshops for this week:
+ 01 Aug: Inspired by…Pointillism
+ 03 Aug: Inspired by…the Baroque
+ 04 Aug: Inspired by…Abstract Art
+ 05 Aug: Inspired by…Costume
+ 06 Aug: Inspired by…Icons
+ 07 Aug: Inspired by…the Dutch Golden Age.

All workshops are suitable for ages 4-10. Materials will be provided. Admission is free and no booking required, but places are limited.

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Fri 07 Aug

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

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

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

SECRET – Nothing to See – Science Gallery Exhibition

12:00 – 20:00, Fri 07 Aug

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

The new Science Gallery Exhibition is called “SECRET – Nothing to see here” and runs from 07 Aug – 01 Nov.

I am tempted to tell you that I can’t tell you anything about the exhibition because it is secret, but you wouldn’t believe me, so here is some information:

Cryptography, leaks, hidden messages, secret satellites, big data, conspiracy theories, puzzles, Easter eggs and cryptocurrencies, SECRET asks how hackers, spies, journalists, psychologists, criminals, companies and governments are approaching the new world of secrets.

Admission is free. And there will be more details next week!

dublin.sciencegallery.com

The Green Door Market

12:00 – 19:00, Fri 07 Aug

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

Low priced books with free delivery!

13:00, Fri 07 Aug

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!

SECRET – Nothing to See – Lunchtime Talks

13:00 – 13:45, Fri 07 Aug

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

“The Secrets behind Secret” is a lunchtime talk of the curators, researchers and artists of the brand new Science Gallery exhibition. They will let you peak behind the curtains and tell you about their work, themselves and ideas including disguised acts of protest and commemoration, surveillance and undercover identity.

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

dublin.sciencegallery.com/events/2015/07/secretsbehindsecret

Garden Walking Tour – Farmleigh House

14:00, Fri 07 Aug

Farmleigh House, Castleknock end of Phoenix Park, Dublin 15

A Garden Walking Tour with Christopher Heavey takes place. Assemble at the Walled Garden.

Admission is free.

www.farmleigh.ie/events/Title,34470,en.html

HeadSpace Magazine Launch

19:00, Fri 07 Aug

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

Issue 4 of the HeadSpace Magazine launches on Friday. The magazine deals openly with issues around mental health and this issue of the magazine explores mental health through platforms of creative writing, poetry, art and photography. At the launch some of the contributors will perform their work on stage.

Music will be provided by singer-songwriter Aoife Leigh.

Admission seems to be free.

www.facebook.com/events/1590680034525555/

Karma…Connecting the Dots

19:00 – 21:00, Fri 07 Aug

Lantern Centre, 17 Synge Street, Dublin 8

There is a timeless principle: what goes around, comes around. Sometimes we can see this in obvious ways. The liar gets lied to – the honest person gets a lucky break. But often the dots are too far apart, or the cause and effect too subtle to work out the patterns.

Maureen Goodman will talk about Karma and how it operates.

The event is organised by Brahma Kumaris, a spiritual organisation with more than 8500 centres in 100 countries. More information can be found here: www.brahmakumaris.org/whoweare/faq

Admission is free.

www.brahmakumaris.org/mailshot/uk/11072015_1_web.html

Shakespeare in Iveagh Gardens – Play

19:00, Fri 07 Aug

Iveagh Gardens, Harcourt Street, Dublin 2

Shakespeare in Iveagh Gardens is back!!

The theatre production company Fortune’s Fool Productions under the leadership of the great Stephanie Courtney is coming back to Iveagh Gardens this year with eleven (!!) Open Air performances of “(Not a Traditional) Taming of the Shrew” by William Shakespeare.

If you have been at their plays in previous years in Iveagh Gardens and Ranelagh Park, you know that they are high-class performances of popular Shakespeare plays that are provided completely free. All actors are super talented and passionate and the event is hugely popular every year. Let’s just hope for good weather!!

The dates this year are 06-16 August with plays during the week (6, 7, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 August) at 19:00 and at the weekend (8, 9, 15, 16 August) at 15:00.

If you are not very familiar with Shakespeare plays, you might want to read some information about the play here, so that you can follow it easier. But keep in mind that the play has “(Not the Traditional)” in the title, so expect some interesting modernisations.

www.facebook.com/events/1438649943109805/

Cornucopia – Live Music

19:30 – 21:30, Fri 07 Aug

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

Amazing Apples – Gig

20:00, Fri 07 Aug

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

The ‘Amazing Apples’ are a 5 piece multi instrumentalist Indie/Folk band from Galway and they will perform in the Harbour Bar. Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/amazing-apples-event2

Bal Folk – European Folk Dance Session

20:00, Fri 07 Aug

Tap Bar, 44 North King Street, Dublin 7

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

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

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

Live in Sin É – Gigs

20:00, Fri 07 Aug

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

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

www.facebook.com/shftimes

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Fri 07 Aug

Stillorgan Orchard, The Hill, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin

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

www.stillorganorchard.com/live_music.html

Ska ‘n’ Reggae with The Bionic Rats

21:00 – 02:30, Fri 07 Aug

Turks Head, 27 Parliament St, Dublin 2

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

www.facebook.com/TURKSHEADDUBLIN

The Stuart Kenny Band – Gig

21:00, Fri 07 Aug

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

The Stuart Kenny Band will play a gig in Mother Reilly’s. Admission is free.

dublinsessions.ie/mother-reillys/

The Seattle Grunge Experience – Gig

23:55, Fri 07 Aug

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

The Seattle Grunge Experience will feature the music of Nirvana, Alice in Chains, Soundgarden, Pearl Jam and more. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/mezzdublin

Events Coming Up

Dublin Mountains Partnership – Guided Walks

01+05+06 August

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

The next walks take place on 01+05+06 August.

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

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

Not free, but interesting nevertheless:

Dublin International Piano Festival: 25 Jul – 02 Aug

Gaze International Film Festival 2015: 30 Jul – 03 Aug

The Beatyard (Dun Laoghaire): 01 Aug – 02 Aug

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This is odd

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

Bicycle On the sport fines coming into effect

On 01 August the new penalties for misbehaviours by cyclists came into effect and a garda can give you an on the sport fine if you ignore a red light etc. There are seven spelled out offences, but don’t be fooled, this is not the full story! Read more below!

First of all let me remind you that the penalty is EUR 40. The Fixed Charge Penalty Notice will be sent to the address you gave the gardai. However, if he has reason to suspect that the address you gave is not correct, he can seize your bicycle immediately. If you decide not to pay and the whole matter goes to court, it could increase the cost to EUR 2000, but there COULD also be a chance to get off, depending on the case.

Helmets and High-viz vests are NOT compulsory, despite a misleading recent Garda poster that could have interpreted to mean that you could be charged if you don’t wear a helmet.

And what were these 7 offences again? Here they are:

1. Cyclist driving a pedal cycle without reasonable consideration.
2. No front lamp or rear lamp lit during lighting-up hours on a pedal cycle.
3. Cyclist proceeding into a pedestrianised street or area.
4 . Cyclist proceeding past traffic lights when the red lamp is illuminated.
5. Cyclist proceeding past cycle traffic lights when red lamp is lit.
6. Cyclist failing to stop for a School Warden sign.
7. Cyclist proceeding beyond a stop line, barrier or half barrier at a railway level crossing, swing bridge or lifting bridge, when the red lamps are flashing.

It is unclear why these 7 were chosen. Driving the wrong way into a one-way street is not on the list. Cycling on a footpath is not either, but cycling into an pedestrianised area is on it!? Seems odd.

But the oddest thing of all is the first one on the list above! The “without reasonable consideration” is a catch all rule and instead of having clear rules you now depend on the interpretation of reasonable consideration by a garda again. Does this make sense? I don’t think so! Laws should be clear and precise and should spell out what you are allowed to do and what now. They should not and NEVER require interpretation by a garda on the street!

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–Joerg

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