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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 22,000 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 22. November 2014:


Dublin Event Guide 388: Dublin Christmas Market, Christmas Kingdom, Smithfield Market Fair

DEG Dublin Event Guide (for free events)

No. 388 | 21 November 2014

Subscribers: 22,870

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Hi all!

Thanks for your understanding last week. It was a mad Friday night and Saturday morning until the Dublin Event Guide was finally finished, This week things went a little smoother. Thank goodness. :-)

If you are a regular or irregular user of the Dublin Event Guide Facebook Page, you probably (or hopefully) saw that we are trying to bring the reach of the daily event reminders to a new high. An interesting experience and I am explaining a little more about that in today’s This is Odd! section. Have a look if you are interested in Social Media in General and in the success of the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) in particular.

And if the latter is the case and you are with me on the goal of making the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) as big as possible, then you will definitely understand and support these pleas:

The Sponsorship I was able to get helps hugely to take a certain amount of financial pressure off me, but it is not enough! I need to make some urgent changes to the system that I use and need someone who is good at CakePHP programming and SQL databases. That will cost! So please continue your financial support. You can help here: www.perfectresults.info/donate.htm I am also looking for some additional corporate sponsors. Maybe two or three companies that are prepared to help with a little more than the individual donations of around 12 Euro. If you know anybody, send them my way. :-) Regarding your donation, I am suggesting the super low amount of just EUR 1 per month. These EUR 12 is just 2 pints and for the equivalent of 2 pints you get 52 issues full of information about free cultural events. That’s DEFINITELY worth 2 pints, isn’t it!? Please…and Thanks! :-)

And finally – I can’t say it often enough: 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 for that and their e-mail address is completely safe with me! More than 22,000 people receive the Dublin Event Guide every week and we are more than 53,000 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, Living Social, 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 170 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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We are more than 53,000 people on the Dublin Event Guide – Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/DublinEventGuide and are growing every week. Join in and click LIKE on the facebook page and tell your friends! You will get last minute updates and event reminders through the Facebook Page and you can share your free events directly there with the other people in the Dublin Event Guide Community.

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Feel good slot

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

This week’s Feel Good brings you a song, performed by the Gardiner Street Gospel Choir. Some of you might know that I am looking after the technical needs of the choir and do the sound engineering at our weekly “gig” in Gardiner Street Church. This Saturday (22 Nov) we will be in the Olympia Theatre for our 15th birthday, so I thought it is fitting to use a Feel Good Slot from our song list.

“Hard Road to Travel” by Jimmy Cliff: www.youtube.com/watch?v=oGjG_LMPRq4

At first that song “A Hard Road to Travel” doesn’t sound very much like a happy song. It is full of duress and pain and hardship, but the important statement is that “My mind’s made up, I’ll never stop…” So he has a good reason to travel that hard road.

If you have tough times in life but your mind is made up, you will never stop and you will find a way through, then this is a song that might be for you too.

By the way, a very small number of tickets is still available for the gig tonight (Sat) at 20:00, if you don’t want to miss out, check it on Ticketmaster now.

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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 Anita W, Bairbre E, Carija I, Katarzyna C, Elaine K, Adriano GG, Majella M, Eoin P, Catherine P, Arthur D, Elizabeth F and Mary C supported the Dublin Event Guide with a donation. I really really really appreciate all the help! 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 170 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.

It is a very quiet week, but there are a few Crafts and Christmas Markets already, so have a look at them. Next weekend will be busy. Time to gather energy this weekend for that. :-)

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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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Dublin Docklands Christmas Market CANCELLED

To make sure that everyone sees this, I will leave it here for another week:

With the new Christmas Market for Dublin around St. Stephen’s Green, the location of the market for the last 8 years got a raw deal and the Christmas Market at George’s Dock (next to the CHQ Building) was cancelled.

It doesn’t help for event diversity in Dublin that both the Temple Bar Cultural Trust and the Dublin Docklands Authority have/will be closed down and all responsibilities will be handed back to Dublin City. Consequently Dublin City is not overly interested in competing Christmas Markets.

Survey about Restaurant Deals through Deal Websites

Patrick Cumiskey, Dublin Event Guide Sponsor through KravMagaIreland.com and a friend of mine is doing some research for a MBA thesis and he needs your help. His thesis deals with the impact Deals Websites have on Restaurant business and he has compiled a survey with a few simple questions.

Could you go to www.surveymonkey.com/s/WP67WGR and give him a hand by filling in the questionnaire?

In addition to his and my thanks for your help, he also runs a prize draw among all people who help. You can win a Three Course Meal for Two in Bloom Brasserie a restaurant in Ballsbridge that is one of the highest Tripadvisor-ranked restaurants in Dublin.

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. The vast majority of the events listed here will be free, but if it is a really good event, there might sometimes be a non-free event in the list as well. (It will be properly tagged!)

EVENTBRITE PICKS:

DANCE: SALSA AT THE LOST SOCIETY
Practice your salsa moves next Sunday, with Tropical Sundays at the Lost Society. Register here for free (several dates available).

DRINK: TIPPLETOWN 2014
Not all events at this “Party with Spirits” are free, but a good few are, like the 80s themed and blue cocktails fuelled “Ringo Music Bingo” next Monday at the MVP in Upper Clanbrassil St. Register here before all tickets are gone!

JOBS: DUBSTARTS
With 1,000 attendees, 30 hiring companies and a jazz band in The Hangar in Andrew’s Lane, this free event might just kick start your career in tech. Register here.

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.

Solus – Born 2 Win – Culture Box

20 – 28 Nov

Culture Box, 12 East Essex Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Street Artist Solus is inviting to his second Irish solo Exhibition entitled “Born To Win”.

It is a tale of “Triumph over Tragedy”, overcoming adversities and a coming of age suggesting a new found confidence and growing up and growing into those once seemingly enormous gloves as depicted in some of his works and street pieces.

Having returned home to Dublin after a successful summer in New York and Toronto, Solus has returned with a fresh perspective and a new desire to get back into the studio painting.

There are 20 paintings in the new exhibition and it will be on show in the Culture Box from 20 Nov for just one week.

www.facebook.com/events/366699256818746/

A Visual Odyssey Into Invisible Worlds

09 – 30 November

National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

This exhibition by Karl Gaff takes you on a visual odyssey to explore the richness, complexity and the sheer beauty of places far beyond the limits of human vision. A scanning electron microscope (SEM) was used to enter the micro to nanoscopic realms of nature and conduct a type of photography called ‘micrography’.

Explore treacherous mountain ranges on a single grain of pollen, probe the steep valleys, ridges and rolling hills on the petal of a flower, venture through jungles of high rising spikes emerging from the surface of a leaf and much more.

The exhibition is open daily in the visitor centre.

www.botanicgardens.ie/news/events.htm

Tales of Abstraction – Victor Taopanta Salazar

20-24 November

Gallery 27, 27 South Frederick Street, Dublin 2

Ecuadorian abstract artist Victor Taopanta Salazar, who lives in Dublin will display his exhibition “Tales of Abstraction” for a few days only in the Gallery 27.

Studies on Shivering

21 Nov – 24 Jan

Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, 5-9 Temple Bar, Dublin 2

“Studies on Shivering” is a part of a wider project by the artist Damir O?ko (HR). In this project, the artist creates a dialogue between film, poetry, musical scores, objects and drawing to explore a central theme; the shivering body as a metaphor for resistance and unrest. The title of the film in this exhibition, “TK”, comes from the phonetic description of the sound of teeth or stones clashing together. These types of sounds create a visceral, psycho-acoustic response in the listener and the effect is one of O?ko’s central concerns.

“Studies on Shivering” combines elements such as scores, collages, architectural intervention and collaborations to extend the normal cinematic space and to create a hybrid work in which film, research and poetry are equally weighted.

www.templebar.ie/calendar/event/studies-on-shivering

Shaped by History

01 Aug – 05 Jan (Mon-Sat: 10:00-17:00, Sun: 12:00-17:00)

National Photographic Archive, Meeting House Square, Dublin 2

Shaped by History features 95 black and white photographs of Limerick Milk Market taken between 1971 and 1978 by Limerick social documentary photographer Gerry Andrews.

Limerick Milk Market was founded in 1852, as the west of Ireland was emerging from the famines of the 1840s. In the 1970s, Limerick Milk Market was at a crossroads in its long history, as the Shannon/Limerick region began transforming into a national and international model for development.

www.nli.ie/en/national-photographic-archive.aspx

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Car Boot Sales – Tallaght

08:00 – 12:00, Sat 22 Nov

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 22 Nov

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 22 Nov

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 22 Nov

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 22 Nov

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 22 Nov

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

Christmas Kingdom – St. Anne’s Park

10:00 – 20:00, Sat 22 Nov

St. Anne’s Park, Raheny, Dublin 5

Christmas Kingdom is a new Christmas event by Dublin City Council.

There is lots of entertainment for kids, but most attractions are not free (e.g. a Christmas circus, the North Pole play area, a festive train, face painters, balloons and children entertainments.

The free element of Christmas Kindom is a Live Crib and a market area consisting of 14 stalls selling food and crafts.

Initially it will open every weekend Fri 14:00-20:00 & Sat/Sun from 10:00 to 20:00. From 19-23 Dec the market will be open daily from 10:00-20:00 between 23 and 03 and will them continue until 04 Jan.

Drumcondra Village Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 22 Nov

Arts and Business Campus, 40 Drumcondra Road Lower

A new market is coming to Drumcondra: The Drumcondra Village Market is a mixture of farmers’ market and arts and crafts fair. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/DrumcondraVillageMarket

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 22 Nov

Jamestown Market, 90 Jamestown Road, Inchicore, Dublin 8

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

www.jamestownmarket.com/

Merchants Market

10:00 – 16:30, Sat 22 Nov

Merchants Yard, East Wall Road, Dublin 3

The Merchants Market on East Wall Road is a weekly indoors flea market on Saturdays and Sundays with more than 80 stalls in a big industrial hall. There is everything from furniture and antiques to paintings and mirrors, electronics and hot food to bicycles and buns. It is just a few minutes walk away from the Point Theatre/O2 (walk in the direction of the Port Tunnel).

www.merchantsmarket.ie/

Poland and Ireland World War I – Conference

10:00 – 16:00, Sat 22 Nov

Wynn’s Hotel, 35-39 Lower Abbey Street, Dublin 1

At the conference “If you want peace, prepare for war – Poland and Ireland World War I”, a series of four lectures, presented by Dr. Gabriel Doherty, Dr. Bo?ena Cierlik, David McCallion and Jakub Kacprzak, will showcase political and military situation of Poland and Ireland during the first armed conflict that spread on three continents, and its casualties are counted in millions.

Presented materials will highlight the differences and similarities between Poland and Ireland, which both stepped into this war as parts of mighty empires, and at the end of it marched towards their independence and a chance of reappearance on the maps of the world.

The lectures will be accompanied by an exhibition of memorabilia from that period, coming from the collection of a private museum ‘War Years Remembered’ in Ballyclare, Northern Ireland.

The lectures will last 45 minutes each and they are followed by questions & answer sessions. At 12:30 there will be half-hour break for lunch with a traditional polish dish.

Admission is free.

irishpolishsociety.ie/events/the-historic-conference-poland-and-ireland-during-world-war-i/

Stables Market

10:00 – 18:00, Sat 22 Nov

72 Thomas Street (between the Vicar St venue & Cafe Notto), Dublin 8

A new market (flea/vintage/etc) with two cafés has opened in the same location in Thomas Street where the Ferocious Mingle Market was before their move to Camden Street.

The new market in 72 Thomas Street is called Stable Market and it is open from Thursday until Sunday from 10:00-18:00 every day. It seems there is neither a website nor a Facebook Page yet.

Temple Bar Markets

10:00 – 16:30, Sat 22 Nov

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 22 Nov

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/

The Ferocious Mingle Marcade

11:00 – 18:00, Sat 22 Nov

60 Camden Street, Dublin 2

The Ferocious Mingle Marcade (Market and Arcade) is back in a new location. The Marcade is now in Camden Street next to Daintree Paper and opposite the Centra and off-license there. It takes place every Thurs-Sun and is a flea-market-type permanent market with stalls and “chalets” for traders.

www.facebook.com/pages/The-Ferocious-Mingle-Marcade/232446616822953

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Sat 22 Nov

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

Blood – Science Gallery Exhibition

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 22 Nov

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

BLOOD is the title of the new Science Gallery exhibition that will run from 24 Oct – 25 Jan.

25 exhibits explore the symbolic, scientific and strange nature of blood and there are certainly some “out there” contributions. For example the video and relics from a bio-art performance where an artist had a blood transfusion form a horse. Or a spoof brand that uses bloodstain-formed fashion accessories addressing the stigma about men strual blood.

But there are quirky things as well, like the Jukebox that will guess your age by taking your pulse rate and playing a song from your teenage years. And there are some practical aspects: You can take a test that will determine your blood type and you can find out what happens to to donated blood in Ireland.

An interesting exhibition, but different than what you have seen before in the Science Gallery and that is reflected by the recommendation that the exhibition is only suitable for over 15 year olds.

If you are ok with the focus on this red substance that makes some of us a bit queasy when we think about it, you should definitely go to the exhibition (and bring an open mind ;-) ). But if blood makes your knees wobbly, then it might not be for you.

Admission to the exhibition is free

dublin.sciencegallery.com/blood

Ha’penny Flea Market

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 22 Nov

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/

St Stephen’s Green Christmas Market

12:00 – 20:00, Sat 22 Nov

St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2

From 13 November until 23 December Dublin’s first ever City Centre Christmas Market takes place on one side of St. Stephen’s Green in the form of a lon row of wooden huts. Approx. 60 traders will be at the market selling handcrafted items, art, Christmas presents, food products etc. and there will also be food and drinks stands.

Admission is free.

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Sat 22 Nov

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/

“My Favourites” – Walking Tour

14:00 – 16:00, Sat 22 Nov

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 egaldog@gmail.com or 085-2725095

Coronas – In-Store Gig

19:00, Sat 22 Nov

HMV Dundrum, Dundrum Town Centre, Dublin 16

The Coronas will play a live gig & sign copies of their new album on Saturday 22 November at 19:00 in HMV Dundrum.

The condition was that to get a (free) ticket, you have to buy the Corona’s new album ‘The Long Way’ on Friday 21 November at hmv Dundrum, hmv Liffey Valley, hmv Henry Street or hmv Grafton Street. It is unfortunately too late for that, but depending on how many people turn up in Dundrum, you might be able to broker a deal locally! ;-)

www.facebook.com/events/816088128453254/

Cornucopia – Live Music

19:30 – 21:30, Sat 22 Nov

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

Robert Coyle’s is feeling Numinous

20:00 – 21:30, Sat 22 Nov

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

Every Saturday until 22 Nov Rober Coyle will bring his One-man Comedy show to Accents Cafe. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/682042308558554/

Saturday Night Live

20:00 – 22:30, Sat 22 Nov

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

This is a weekly Saturday night live music event event in the basement Wine Cave of KC Peaches wholefood restaurant/café. Food will be served until 22:00 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 Devils Jukebox – Gigs + DJs

20:00, Sat 22 Nov

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

The Devils Jukebox is live music from 20:00-23:00 and DJs with Alternative, Punk, Rock, Metal & Garage after that. Every Saturday! Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/Sin.E.Pub

A Taste of Music – Gigs

21:00, Sat 22 Nov

Arthur’s Pub, 28 Thomas Street, Dublin 8

Four acts are playing 4 different genres of music at this “A Taste of Music” event. The performers are
+ Jem Mitchell with Ken Browne (Folk Roots Americana)
+ Jona Xhepa (Irish/American/English ballads and blues/jazz)
+ Ciara Moran (Mellow Jazz)
+ Jasper Rua (New Age / Experimental / Instrument)

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/562471927219247/

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Sat 22 Nov

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

One Horse Pony – Gig

22:00, Sat 22 Nov

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

One Horse Pony, the Irish-French-Polish acoustic blues band from Cork will perform in Whelan’s. Admission is free.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/live-from-the-window-w-one-horse-pony-3/

Santoria – Gig

22:00, Sat 22 Nov

The Inn, Main Street, Raheny, Dublin 5

Popular Dublin Soul Band “Santoria” will play in The Inn in Raheny. Admission seems to be free.

www.santoria.ie/gigs/

Future Phantoms // Makings – Gig

22:30, Sat 22 Nov

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Night Howl in Whelan’s is featuring the bands Future Phantoms and Makings. Admission is free if you arrive before 22:30 or if you sign up for the guest list. The gig will starts at midnight.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/night-howl-w-future-phantoms-makings/

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Belgard Weekend Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 23 Nov

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

Christmas Kingdom – St. Anne’s Park

10:00 – 20:00, Sun 23 Nov

St. Anne’s Park, Raheny, Dublin 5

Christmas Kingdom is a new Christmas event by Dublin City Council.

There is lots of entertainment for kids, but most attractions are not free (e.g. a Christmas circus, the North Pole play area, a festive train, face painters, balloons and children entertainments.

The free element of Christmas Kindom is a Live Crib and a market area consisting of 14 stalls selling food and crafts.

Initially it will open every weekend Fri 14:00-20:00 & Sat/Sun from 10:00 to 20:00. From 19-23 Dec the market will be open daily from 10:00-20:00 between 23 and 03 and will them continue until 04 Jan.

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 23 Nov

Jamestown Market, 90 Jamestown Road, Inchicore, Dublin 8

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

www.jamestownmarket.com

Merchants Market

10:00 – 16:30, Sun 23 Nov

Merchants Yard, East Wall Road, Dublin 3

The Merchants Market on East Wall Road is a weekly indoors flea market on Saturdays and Sundays with more than 80 stalls in a big industrial hall. There is everything from furniture and antiques to paintings and mirrors, electronics and hot food to bicycles and buns. It is just a few minutes walk away from the Point Theatre/O2 (walk in the direction of the Port Tunnel).

www.merchantsmarket.ie/

Merrion Square Open Air Gallery

10:00 – 18:30, Sun 23 Nov

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/

Stables Market

10:00 – 18:00, Sun 23 Nov

72 Thomas Street (between the Vicar St venue & Cafe Notto), Dublin 8

A new market (flea/vintage/etc) with two cafés has opened in the same location in Thomas Street where the Ferocious Mingle Market was before their move to Camden Street.

The new market in 72 Thomas Street is called Stable Market and it is open from Thursday until Sunday from 10:00-18:00 every day. It seems there is neither a website nor a Facebook Page yet.

Christmas Craft Fair – Dublin 8

11:00 – 16:30, Sun 23 Nov

18 Newmarket, Dublin 8

A Christmas Craft Fair takes place at the Green Door Market in Dublin 8 (near the Dublin Food-Coop). There will be Hand Made Crafts and Hot Food Stalls. Admission is free and the event is Family Friendly.

Dun Laoghaire Market

11:00 – 16:00, Sun 23 Nov

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 23 Nov

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

The Ferocious Mingle Marcade

11:00 – 18:00, Sun 23 Nov

60 Camden Street, Dublin 2

The Ferocious Mingle Marcade (Market and Arcade) is back in a new location. The Marcade is now in Camden Street next to Daintree Paper and opposite the Centra and off-license there. It takes place every Thurs-Sun and is a flea-market-type permanent market with stalls and “chalets” for traders.

www.facebook.com/pages/The-Ferocious-Mingle-Marcade/232446616822953

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Sun 23 Nov

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 23 Nov

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/

Blood – Science Gallery Exhibition

12:00 – 18:00, Sun 23 Nov

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

BLOOD is the title of the new Science Gallery exhibition that will run from 24 Oct – 25 Jan.

25 exhibits explore the symbolic, scientific and strange nature of blood and there are certainly some “out there” contributions. For example the video and relics from a bio-art performance where an artist had a blood transfusion form a horse. Or a spoof brand that uses bloodstain-formed fashion accessories addressing the stigma about men strual blood.

But there are quirky things as well, like the Jukebox that will guess your age by taking your pulse rate and playing a song from your teenage years. And there are some practical aspects: You can take a test that will determine your blood type and you can find out what happens to to donated blood in Ireland.

An interesting exhibition, but different than what you have seen before in the Science Gallery and that is reflected by the recommendation that the exhibition is only suitable for over 15 year olds.

If you are ok with the focus on this red substance that makes some of us a bit queasy when we think about it, you should definitely go to the exhibition (and bring an open mind ;-) ). But if blood makes your knees wobbly, then it might not be for you.

Admission to the exhibition is free

dublin.sciencegallery.com/blood

French Fest Masterclass: Literary Adaptation and Visual Effects

12:00, Sun 23 Nov

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

Film Director Pascale Ferran will be hosting a masterclass on “Literary Adaptation and Visual Effects” moderated by Dr. Brigitte Le Juez (DCU) and Dr. Patrick Brereton (DCU).

Admission is free, but booking is required: Contact the Box Office on 01-6793477

The event is part of the Carte Noire IFI French Film Festival 2014 (19-30 November).

www.ifi.ie/film/french-fest-masterclass-literary-adaptation-and-visual-effects-free-event/

Mother Redcap’s Indoor Market

12:00 – 17:30, Sun 23 Nov

Unit 95, Malahide Road Industrial Park, Malahide Road, Coolock, Dublin 17

An indoor market in Coolock with over 40 traders with a wide range of goods and a café on site as well.

www.facebook.com/MotherRedcaps.Market

Smithfield Market Fair

12:00 – 23:00, Sun 23 Nov

Generator Hostel, Smithfield Square, Dublin 7

The Smithfield Market Fair will take place again in the Generator Hostel at Smithfield Plaza.

There will be Live Music from 12:00 and Live Comedy with Andrew Stanley and Totally Wired.

And over 40 market stalls will be selling Vintage Clothes, Food, Vinyl records, Contemporary Arts, Jewellery pieces and much more.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/739316559471266

St Stephen’s Green Christmas Market

12:00 – 20:00, Sun 23 Nov

St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2

From 13 November until 23 December Dublin’s first ever City Centre Christmas Market takes place on one side of St. Stephen’s Green in the form of a lon row of wooden huts. Approx. 60 traders will be at the market selling handcrafted items, art, Christmas presents, food products etc. and there will also be food and drinks stands.

Admission is free.

Sunday at Noon

12:00 – 13:00, Sun 23 Nov

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

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

The next concert will feature The Piano Sonatas of Muzio Clementi performed by Fionnuala Moynihan, piano

www.hughlane.ie/past-sunday-concerts/1218-sundaysnoon-clementi-sonatas-1

Low priced books with free delivery!

13:00, Sun 23 Nov

Dublin (various locations)

Free Delivery on all Books at the Book Depository

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

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

www.bookdepository.com?a_aid=dubevg

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Dublin Sketchers – Sunday Meet-up

14:00, Sun 23 Nov

Dublin (various locations)

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

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

www.dublinsketchers.blogspot.com/

Stella Bass Jazz Trio

14:00 – 16:00, Sun 23 Nov

Café en Seine, Dawson Street, Dublin 2

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

www.stellabass.com

Sunday Family Sketching – Hugh Lane Gallery

14:00 – 15:00, Sun 23 Nov

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

Sunday Sketching for the whole family takes place every Sunday and admission is free.

“During these workshops we explore paintings, sculpture and some of the architectural features of Charlemont House through discussion and drawing.”

No booking is required although numbers may be limited.

www.hughlane.ie/childrens-workshops/forthcoming/1244-sunday-sketching

crAFTERnoon Tea

14:30 – 17:30, Sun 23 Nov

Mary Aikenhead Day Centre, Sisters of Charity, Donnybrook, Dublin 4

The yearly crAFTERnoon Tea is back. It is an event to help the Daycare Centre for the Elderly in Donnybrook, but for you it is an afternoon of Craft Workshops (crochet, knitting, origami, smart-phone photography, beading, weaving, stitching, pottery etc). There will also be craft sales and lots of cake.

The afternoon is a fundraiser for the day care centre, so a donation is expected but it is up to you how much you want to give.

www.facebook.com/events/1538893326328934/

Family Drawing Sundays

14:30 – 16:30, Sun 23 Nov

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

Film Series: Apocalypse – Episodes 3 & 4

14:30 – 17:00, Sun 23 Nov

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

The National Museum is continuing the screening of this French television series about World War I with episodes 3 Hell: September 1915 – December 1916 and 4 Rage: January – November 1917. Presented by the Museum in partnership with the French Embassy. Each episode is 60 minutes in length. No booking required, admission is free.

www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx?eventID=4511

Take a Trail: Viking Challenge

14:30 – 15:30, Sun 23 Nov

National Museum, Kildare Street (Archaeology), Dublin 2

Discover Viking Age Dublin, what a warrior brought to his grave, where people lived and how to spot a real Viking sword, on this guided activity sheet trail of the Viking Ireland exhibition. Meet at Reception.

Admission is free and no booking required, but places are limited to 20, allocated on a first come first served basis.

www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx?eventID=4510

Museum Tour – National Print Museum

15:00 – 16:30, Sun 23 Nov

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

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

www.nationalprintmuseum.ie/guided-tours.html

Brian Keary plays Classical Guitar

16:00 – 17:00, Sun 23 Nov

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

Nova Collective – House Dublin

17:00 – 19:00, Sun 23 Nov

House Dublin, 27 Lower Leeson Street, Dublin 2

House Dublin is a restaurant and bar in Leeson Street. On Sundays the Nova Collective is playing in their Glass House from 17:00-19:00. Expect Jazz and Latin Bossa Nova. Admission is free.

housedublin.ie/

LJJ Band – Cafe en Seine

18:00 – 20:00, Sun 23 Nov

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 23 Nov

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

Saucy Sundays

19:00 – 23:00, Sun 23 Nov

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

Saucy Sundays is a weekly free live music afternoon and evening in the Grand Social. The line-up and links to all bands/performers are available via the Saucy Sundays Facebook Page (see link below).

The guys from Saucy Sundays must have been a little tipsy when they set up the Facebook Event page for their next event, because at the time of writing this it claims that the event will take place on Wednesday 26 Nov. Maybe they still have the wrong month on the calender? 26 Oct was a Sunday. Well, I think it is a mistake and Saucy Sundays takes place on Sunday as normal.

The line-up is: Modify, Kiruu, Penrose, The Raphaels, Tecimerico

www.facebook.com/saucy.sundays

Trinity Latino Party

19:00, Sun 23 Nov

Trinity Bar, 46-49 Dame Street, Dublin 2

This weekly Latin Music event will take place every Sunday. You will be able to dance salsa, bachata, merengue, cumbia and reggeaton. Live music, food tasting and free admission, what more could you want?

www.facebook.com/TrinityLatino

Gardiner Street Gospel Choir Mass

19:30 – 20:30, Sun 23 Nov

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

The Gardiner Street Gospel Choir Mass is back after the summer break and invites you to a Mass in St. Francis Xavier Church at the top of Gardiner Street near the junction with Dorset Street every Sunday at 19:30.

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

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

www.gardinerstreetgospelchoir.com

Earthship Funk Band

20:00, Sun 23 Nov

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

Earthship Funk Band is a 5-piece band from the West of Ireland. They will perform their funk, jazz-funk and fusion on Sunday in Sweeney’S Admission is free.

www.sweeneysdublin.ie/gigs.php

Sunday Roast

20:00, Sun 23 Nov

Mercantile, 28 Dame Street, Dublin 2

The weekly Sunday Roast is a free event in the Mercantile where live music is combined with free roast potatoes. The line-up for the upcoming Sunday Roast is available via the Sunday Roast Facebook Page (see link below).

In short, the line-up is: Those Creeps, Sinéad White, Rosco Flanagan Music

www.facebook.com/thesundayroast

Apollo Sessions

20:30, Sun 23 Nov

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

Jawbone – Accoustic Folk & Blues Night

20:30, Sun 23 Nov

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

At the Jawbone Gig night in Sin É, Acoustic Folk & Blues will be performed every Sunday. Admission is free. For the line-up check here www.facebook.com/pages/Jawbone-Dublin-Acoustic-Folk-Blues-Commune/724102984268967

www.facebook.com/Sin.E.Pub

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 00:00, Sun 23 Nov

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

Forro de Lampiao – Brazilian Dance

21:00 – 23:00, Sun 23 Nov

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

Rogério from the Brazilian dance project “Forró de Lampião” in Dublin tells me: Forró de Lampião is Brazilian music that has the same roots as Samba and there is a whole culture that has developed around “forro”. Every Sunday, free dance classes take place in the Grand Social (new loation!) and if you are interested, just turn up one Sunday.

www.facebook.com/groups/forrodelampiaodublin/

Rhythm Rocker

21:00, Sun 23 Nov

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 23 Nov

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

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

www.billytreacy.com/

Cool Hand Dukes

22:00, Sun 23 Nov

Porterhouse Central, 45-47 Nassau Street, Dublin 2

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

www.facebook.com/coolhand.dukes.1

The Dublin Blues Cartel – Gig

22:30, Sun 23 Nov

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-31/

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National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Mon 24 Nov

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

St Stephen’s Green Christmas Market

12:00 – 20:00, Mon 24 Nov

St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2

From 13 November until 23 December Dublin’s first ever City Centre Christmas Market takes place on one side of St. Stephen’s Green in the form of a lon row of wooden huts. Approx. 60 traders will be at the market selling handcrafted items, art, Christmas presents, food products etc. and there will also be food and drinks stands.

Admission is free.

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Mon 24 Nov

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/

DIT Irish Traditional Music Ensemble – Lunchtime Concerts

13:00, Mon 24 Nov

Rathmines Library, 157 Lower Rathmines Road, Dublin 6

The DIT Irish Traditional Music Ensemble is inviting to four lunchtime concerts on the four Mondays in November (03+10+17+24 November). Admission is free, but booking is required via conservatory@dit.ie

“Enjoy some of Ireland’s finest young musical talent studying on undergraduate and postgraduate programmes at DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama.”

www.dit.ie/conservatory

Lunchtime Recital – Yue Tang (Cello)

13:15, Mon 24 Nov

St Ann’s Church, Dawson Street, Dublin 2

A lunchtime recital of Cellist Yue Tang will take place. Admission is free, donations are welcome.

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

Eighteenth-Century Trinity: a Quarrelsome Provost – Talk

16:00, Mon 24 Nov

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

“Eighteenth-Century Trinity: a Quarrelsome Provost” by Peter Boyle (TCD), is the next lecture in the Centre for Early Modern History Seminar Series. Admission is free.

www.tcd.ie/trinitylongroomhub/events/details/centreforearlymodernhistory2014_15.php

Experimental Film Society – Screenings

18:00, Mon 24 Nov

Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, 5-9 Temple Bar, Dublin 2

The second of six bi-monthly Experimental Film Society (EFS) screenings takes place at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios. Seven shorts will be shown from Ireland, Iran, France, Spain and the UK and all details are on the website below.

Admission is free.

www.templebargallery.com/events/event/studio-6-open-experimental-film-society-efs-ii

Film Screening: Silence

18:00 – 20:30, Mon 24 Nov

Lighthouse Cinema, Market Square, Smithfield Plaza, Dublin 7

The Folklore Society of Ireland is hosting a screening of the feature film “Silence”. Film-maker Pat Collins will be available for Q&As after the film and to discuss what inspired this film.

Admission is free.

www.silencefilm.ie

Whistle-blowing – Panel Discussion

18:00, Mon 24 Nov

Royal Irish Academy, 19 Dawson Street, Dublin 2

As part of the President of Ireland’s Ethics Initiative, the UCD School of Philosophy will hold an open panel discussion at the RIA about Whistle-blowing.

Admission is free, but booking is required via conscienceproject2014@gmail.com

www.ucd.ie/philosophy/newsevents/

The Critical Take – Film Debate

18:30, Mon 24 Nov

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

The monthly Film Debate “Critical Take” focuses on Biopics this month.

Join the panel of Dr Tom Walker (Ussher Lecturer in Irish Writing at Trinity College Dublin), Dr. Zélie Asava (Programme Director of Video and Film at Dundalk Institute of Technology) and Anja Mahler (Collections Assistant at the IFI) for a special edition of The Critical Take.

The panel will discuss Mike Leigh’s Mr. Turner (from Nov 1st), Andy Goddard’s depiction of Dylan Thomas’ tour to America in Set Fire to the Stars (opens Nov 14th) and the compelling story of Alan Turing in The Imitation Game (opens Nov 14th). This event will look at how these three films conform to and deviate from standard biopic conventions.

Admission is free, but you have to book your seat by contacting the IFI Box Office on 01 679 3477.

www.ifi.ie/film/the-critical-take-free-film-club-3/

Back Door Sessions – Open Mic Night

20:00, Mon 24 Nov

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 24 Nov

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

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

www.whelanslive.com

The Cosmic Microwave Background – Lecture

20:00, Mon 24 Nov

Ely House, 8 Ely Place, Dublin 2

“The Cosmic Microwave Background: New Views of the Early Universe” by Dr Creidhe O’Sullivan (Department of Physics, Maynooth University) is the lecture of the Irish Astronomical Society on Monday. Admission is free.

“This is an exciting time for cosmology. Our understanding of the Universe has been transformed in the last 15 years and we now believe that while it contains only 5% ordinary matter almost two-thirds of it is made of a mysterious ‘dark energy’. The cosmic microwave background (CMB), relic radiation from the Big Bang, has been one of our most important sources of information about the early Universe and many believe that we have, for the first time, detected the signature of the gravitational waves produced by an early rapid expansion of the Universe. In this presentation Dr. O’Sullivan will talk about our current understanding of the contents and structure of the Universe as well as the origin and importance of the CMB. She will describe some of the recent results from satellite and ground-based experiments such as Planck and BICEP2.”

www.irishastrosoc.org/events/events.htm

The Monday Echo

20:00 – 22:30, Mon 24 Nov

The International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

The Monday Echo is a weekly songwriter and poetry live showcase held on Mondays in the basement of The International Bar. Usually, the show has 3 songwriters and 3 poets who perform for roughly 20 minutes each. Admission is free.
The weekly line-up can be found via the Facebook Page below.

www.facebook.com/themondayecho

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 23:00, Mon 24 Nov

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

Crafty Mondays – Open Mic

21:00, Mon 24 Nov

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

The Crafty Monday Sessions is an Open Mic night for acoustic singer/songwriters and original bands. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/TheCraftyMondaySessions

Jazz Jam Session – Grand Social

21:00, Mon 24 Nov

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 24 Nov

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 24 Nov

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.

The Pyro Blues Executive – Gig

21:00, Mon 24 Nov

Leeson Lounge, 148 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4

The Pyro Blues Executive play in the Leeson Lounge every Monday and admission is free.

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

Tuesday 25 Nov

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Sillybilly.ie – Music & Magic Show

10:30, Tue 25 Nov

Charlestown Shopping Centre, St Margaret’s Rd, Dublin 11

Sillybilly.ie will be in the Shopping Centre with their Music & Magic Show with Balloon Modeling. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/Sillybilly.ie

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Tue 25 Nov

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

St Stephen’s Green Christmas Market

12:00 – 20:00, Tue 25 Nov

St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2

From 13 November until 23 December Dublin’s first ever City Centre Christmas Market takes place on one side of St. Stephen’s Green in the form of a lon row of wooden huts. Approx. 60 traders will be at the market selling handcrafted items, art, Christmas presents, food products etc. and there will also be food and drinks stands.

Admission is free.

Nino Manfredi – A tribute to the Italian actor & director

13:15, Tue 25 Nov

Italian Institute of Culture, 11 Fitzwilliam Square East, Dublin 2

As a tribute to the Italian actor and director Nino Manfredi, his films will be shown at 13:15 and 18:30 on Thursdays between 02 Oct and 04 Dec. The next screening is on Tuesday: “Le avventure di Pinocchio” (part II) by Luigi Comencini (1972). (In Italian with English subtitles.)

Admission is free,

www.iicdublino.esteri.it/IIC_Dublino/webform/SchedaEvento.aspx?id=589&citta=Dublino

Dubstarts Start-Up Jobs Fair

18:00 – 21:00, Tue 25 Nov

The Hangar, Andrew’s Lane, Dublin 2

Dubstarts is a job fair specifically for start-ups. Up to 30 companies are offering jobs.

Admission is free, but registration via the Eventbrite site here is required.

www.facebook.com/dubstarts

Nuala Lyons – Book Launch

18:30 – 20:00, Tue 25 Nov

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

Nuala Lyons novel “The Shooter”, a story of love, family, and the devastation that dru g addiction can cause, will be launched in the Gutter Bookshop. Admission is free.

gutterbookshop.com/events.html

Enrico Terrinoni In Conversation

19:00, Tue 25 Nov

Irish Writers’ Centre, 19 Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

The Irish Translators’ and Interpreters’ Association is inviting to a public interview with Dr. Enrico Terrinoni, one of the leading translators. Enrico Terrinoni has translated James Joyce’s Ulysses into Italian (2012) and is currently working on translating Finnegans Wake with Fabio Pedone (to be published in 2019).

He has also translated other Irish authors (Brendan Behan, James Stephens, Francis Bacon, and Mannix Flynn) as well as the contributors to the recent Dubliners 100 project. In addition he has translated works by Muriel Spark, Nathaniel Hawthorne, B.S. Johnson, John Burnside, Miguel Syjuco, and Simon Armitage.

Admission is free and there will be a wien reception.

www.writerscentre.ie/html/events/atthecentre.html

History Ireland Hedge School: Dublin 1914 – 1918

19:00, Tue 25 Nov

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

“Dublin at War 1914-1918″ is a panel discussion about Dublin during the first “total war”.

Entire populations were mobilized for the war effort. Dublin was no exception. The discussion will focus on recruitment amongst Dubliners, where they fought and how many died. Within eighteen months, Dublin would be the scene of the Easter Rising 1916. What was the Rising’s relationship to the wider conflict?

The panel is made up of Tommy Graham (History Ireland editor), Prof David Fitzpatrick (TCD and editor of Terror in Ireland: 1916-1923), historians Brian Hanley and Ann Matthews and Padraig Yeates (social and labour historian and author of A City in Wartime: Dublin 1914-18).

Admission is free and no booking is required.

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

Indoor Car Boot Sale

19:00 – 21:00, Tue 25 Nov

Dun Laoghaire Further Education Institute, 17 Cumberland Street, Dun Laoghaire

An Indoor Car Boot Sale for the Irish Cancer Society will take place in the Dun Laoghaire Further Education Institute. Vendors can rent tables for EUR 10 (Students: EUR 8). Admission for buyers seems to be free.

www.dunlaoghaire.ie/event/indoor-car-boot-sale/

Ukulele Tuesday

19:45 – 22:00, Tue 25 Nov

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

Ben Prevos Blue Tuesdays

20:00 – 23:30, Tue 25 Nov

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

Ben Prevo & friends play saucy Blues & soul every Tuesday

www.sweeneysdublin.ie

Dublin Bluegrass Collective – Gig

20:00, Tue 25 Nov

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

The Plateau Sessions – Gig Night

20:00, Tue 25 Nov

Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

The Plateau Sessions is an open mic night that features some special guest acts from all over Ireland. This Tuesday the featured acts are Madra and The Shrubs and more may be announced.

Admission is free.

theworkmansclub.com/index.php/events/the-plateau-sessions-w-madra-the-shrubs-more/

The Folk Club

20:30, Tue 25 Nov

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

Phoenix Big Band

21:00 – 23:00, Tue 25 Nov

Tara Towers Hotel, Merrion Road, Dublin 4

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

Admission is free.

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

Camden Sessions – Singer/Songwriter Night

21:30, Tue 25 Nov

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

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National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Wed 26 Nov

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

St Stephen’s Green Christmas Market

12:00 – 20:00, Wed 26 Nov

St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2

From 13 November until 23 December Dublin’s first ever City Centre Christmas Market takes place on one side of St. Stephen’s Green in the form of a lon row of wooden huts. Approx. 60 traders will be at the market selling handcrafted items, art, Christmas presents, food products etc. and there will also be food and drinks stands.

Admission is free.

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Wed 26 Nov

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/

Classic Ballads in the Irish Song tradition – Talk

13:00, Wed 26 Nov

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

“‘There was a Lord who lived in this town’: Early Classic Ballads in the Irish Song tradition” is a lunctime talk by Jerry O’Reilly.

The talk will focus on a comparison of versions of various ballads collected in Ireland in the last fifty years with the corresponding versions in Francis James Child’s 1882–1898 collection of 305 ballads, which has been described by some commentators as the “canon” of folk music.

It will also set the scene for the four performances of Child ballads that will take place over four Wendesdays beginning on 26 November and continuing on 03+10+17 December.

Admission is free and booking is not required.

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

First Up: Creative entrepreneurs on breaking through – Talk

13:00 – 14:00, Wed 26 Nov

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

In the lunchtime event series “First Up: Creative entrepreneurs on breaking through”, First Up has invited James Morris (founder of Windmill Lane Post Production) to talk about his path to success.

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

www.sciencegallery.com/events/2014/11/firstjamesmorrisfounderwindmilllanepostproduction

Local War Memorials – Talk

13:00, Wed 26 Nov

Pembroke Library, Anglesea Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

Pembroke Library are inviting to the talk “Local War Memorials” by Michael Pegum, which is hosted in association with Ballsbridge, Donnybrook & Sandymount Historical Society. Admission is free, booking is required via 01-6689575

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

Miscellaneous Manuscripts in the Medieval Germanic World – Lecture

13:00, Wed 26 Nov

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

The lecture “Miscellaneous Manuscripts in the Medieval Germanic World” by Dr Rosella Tinaburri (University of Cassino) offers a methodological introduction to the questions related to the production and circulation of miscellaneous manuscripts in the Middle Ages and a description of the project MiMa developed at the TCD by Dr. Rosella Tinaburri.

The main goal of the project is to identify the list of miscellaneous manuscripts containing texts written in Latin and Germanic vernacular languages in the Middle Ages in order to have an overview of their transmission according to a plurilinguistic perspective.

Admission seems to be free.

www.tcd.ie/trinitylongroomhub/events/details/2014/2014-11-26miscellaneous_manuscripts.php

Relatively Speaking Gallery Tour

13:00, Wed 26 Nov

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

Three of Dublin’s city centre contemporary art galleries, Project Arts Centre, Temple Bar Gallery + Studios and The Douglas Hyde Gallery are joining forces to offer a guided walking tour that visits these venues.

The tours introduce the current exhibitions to everybody who is not so familiar with contemporary art and offer an interesting insight into the work for everybody who is into art.

The tour will take about 60 minutes, with 15-20 minute tours taking place in each gallery.

Admission is free but booking is required and places are limited.

projectartscentre.ie/event/relatively-speaking-gallery-tour-november-2014/

Find a Job in 2014

13:30 – 14:30, Wed 26 Nov

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

At this event, you will get Tips on how to Find a Job in 2014 presented by Peter Cosgrove, CPL Recruitment. Admission is free, but booking is recommended: 01-8733996

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-culture-dublin-city-public-libraries-and-archive-events/find-job-2014

The Black and Tans in Palestine, 1922-48

16:00, Wed 26 Nov

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

“A repeat of the Irish show? – The Black and Tans in Palestine, 1922-48″ by Dr Seán Gannon (Mary Immaculate College, Limerick) is the next talk in the Centre for Contemporary Irish History Seminar Series.

Admission seems to be free.

www.tcd.ie/trinitylongroomhub/events/details/2015/centreforcontemporaryirishhist2014_15.php

Havana International Language Exchange

16:30 – 19:30, Wed 26 Nov

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

UCD Smurfit School Open Evening

17:30 – 20:00, Wed 26 Nov

UCD Smurfit School, Carrysfort Avenue, Blackrock, Co. Dublin

This is an open evening for professionals with work experience at the UCD Smurfit School. Admission is free.

www.smurfitschool.ie/

new music::new Ireland Salon

18:00, Wed 26 Nov

National Concert Hall, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2

The Contemporary Music Centre is inviting to a free new music::new Ireland Salon Concert in the Kevin Barry Room in the NCH. Works by Greg Caffrey and Piers Hellawell will be performed.

Admission is free, but booking is required here: www.nch.ie/Online/Contemporary-Music-Centre-26Nov14

www.cmc.ie/

Spanish Film Screening: El Cebo

18:00, Wed 26 Nov

Instituto Cervantes, Lincoln House, Lincoln Place (near National Gallery), Dublin 2

In the “Black and White” cinema series in the Instituto Cervantes the 1958 film “El Cebo” will be screened (In Spanish with English subtitles). Admission is free.

dublin.cervantes.es/FichasCultura/Ficha95077_16_2.htm

VitalTalks – Social Situation – Talks

18:30 – 20:00, Wed 26 Nov

MARTcade, 46 Rathmines Road Lower, Rathmines, Dublin 6

Based on the concept of TedTalks, VitalTalks is a platform for young people to have their voices heard and listened to.

There will be 4 talks in the series On 26 Nov the first VitalTalks will be about the Social Situation (Homelessness, Community & Poverty) and subsequent talks are about Living (03 Dec), Identity (10 Dec), Employment/Education/Finance (11 Dec). There will be 4 speakers per talk and a panel of 4 experts.

Each VitalTalks will finish up with a ‘proactive change workshop’ that will challenge perceptions and start the conversation for change.

Admission to VitalTalks is free and there will also be a free wine receptio, but registration via the the Eventbrite website here is required.

VitalTalks as part of VitalSigns (www.irelandsvitalsigns.ie) aims to empower young people by sharing experiences, challenges and achievements. Creating an environment for proactive change.

www.facebook.com/events/1535545640020145

Traditional Performance of the Child Ballads

19:00, Wed 26 Nov

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

Following from from the 2013 research and performance project based on the Child Ballad Collection at the NLI – a collection of traditional songs collected by the American collector Francis J Child in England and Scotland between 1882 and 1898 – another series of concerts will take place from Wednesday and continuing on 03+10+17 December.

This year’s performances will feature traditional singers: Sandra Joyce, Grace Toland, Fergus Russell, Jim McFarland, Hammy Hamilton, Roisin Gaffney, Roisin White and Len Graham. Each evening a male and female will introduce and perform a selection of the Child ballads, hence the project title: Man, Woman and Child.

Although many of the songs, or variants of them, are sung in the Irish tradition, no comprehensive study or performance of the ballads had been undertaken in Ireland prior to this project. This project is devised and co-ordinated by Wexford artists, Michael Fortune and Aileen Lambert and funded by the Arts Council with support from the NLI, Bealtaine festival and the ITMA.

Admission is free and booking is not required.

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

King Kong Club

20:00, Wed 26 Nov

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

The Song Room (open mic)

20:30, Wed 26 Nov

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 26 Nov

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 26 Nov

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

Singer Songwriter Night – Mother Reilly’s

21:00, Wed 26 Nov

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

Every Wednesday 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

Jazz Pigs – Gig

21:30, Wed 26 Nov

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.

The Jazz Pigs with a classic multi-brass front line pay tribute to the Blue Note era with a mix of Lounge, lively sixties Jazz and driving Funk every Wednesday night from 9.30pm, downstairs in 4 Dame Lane, Dublin 2. Free Entry.

www.facebook.com/dublinjazzpigs

Trad Session

21:30, Wed 26 Nov

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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The Green Door Market

09:30 – 16:00, Thu 27 Nov

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

Christmas Craft Fair – Tallaght Library

09:45 – 20:00, Thu 27 Nov

South County Dublin Library, The Square, Tallaght, Dublin 24

A Craft Fair with 35 tables of local crafts takes place from Thursday until Saturday during library opening hours. There will also be school choirs, bread baking competition, a visit by Kenneth Egan and by Santa. Admission is free.

www.southdublinlibraries.ie

Beyond Pebbledash Symposium

11:00 – 13:00, Thu 27 Nov

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

“The Challenges of Delivering a World Class (Inner) City” is the title of the morning symposium presented by Beyond Pebbledash in association with the National Museum of Ireland. Speakers are: Emily Logan, Frances Ruane, Jim Keogan and Annraí O’Toole and chaired by Kieran Rose.

Admission is free, but places are limited. To book contact beyondpebbledash@museum.ie

www.pivotdublin.com/event/beyond-pebbledash-symposium/

Grangegorman Military Cemetery – Tour

11:00, Thu 27 Nov

Grangegorman Cemetery, Blackhorse Avenue, Dublin 7

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

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

The Ferocious Mingle Marcade

11:00 – 18:00, Thu 27 Nov

60 Camden Street, Dublin 2

The Ferocious Mingle Marcade (Market and Arcade) is back in a new location. The Marcade is now in Camden Street next to Daintree Paper and opposite the Centra and off-license there. It takes place every Thurs-Sun and is a flea-market-type permanent market with stalls and “chalets” for traders.

www.facebook.com/pages/The-Ferocious-Mingle-Marcade/232446616822953

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Thu 27 Nov

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

St Stephen’s Green Christmas Market

12:00 – 20:00, Thu 27 Nov

St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2

From 13 November until 23 December Dublin’s first ever City Centre Christmas Market takes place on one side of St. Stephen’s Green in the form of a lon row of wooden huts. Approx. 60 traders will be at the market selling handcrafted items, art, Christmas presents, food products etc. and there will also be food and drinks stands.

Admission is free.

Dublin Region Adult Education Fair

14:00 – 20:00, Thu 27 Nov

Radisson Hotel, Golden Lane, Dublin 8

The Dublin Region Adult Education Fair provides information on the many higher education options available to Adults and Mature Applicants in the Dublin region.

Over 20 education providers will be there to advise Adult Learners and Mature Applicants on programmes and processes. There will also be talks on making a CAO Application as a Mature Applicant and Financing a Return to Education, among other topics.

If you are thinking about returning to education, you can talk to current and recently graduated mature students who have ‘been there and done that’ in the Mature Student Café.

Admission is free.

www.draef2014.com/

Lidl Christmas Market

15:00 – 20:00, Thu 27 Nov

CHQ Building, Customs House Quay, Dublin 1

Yes, you are reading correctly! Lidl have their own Christmas Market. It will take place in the chq Building from Thurs 27-Sun 30 November. You can sample lots of Lidl products and buy some as well and there will be a Santa.

Opening hours are Thurs-Fri 15:00-20:00, Sat+Sun 12:00-20:00. Admission is free.

lidlchristmasmarkets.com/

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Girl Geek Dinner

18:00 – 20:00, Thu 27 Nov

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

Girl Geek Dinners are a chance for ladies in technology to get together, enjoy some nice food and drinks, and have fun meeting other women in their field.

Find out more information on GGD and to book your place at this event here.

Men are also welcome to attend, but only at the invitation of a woman – if you are bringing someone or are looking for an invitation, please send an email to Ireland@girlgeekdinners.com.

www.sciencegallery.com/events/2014/11/girlgeekdinners

Spanish Film Screening: Cielo Negro

18:00, Thu 27 Nov

Instituto Cervantes, Lincoln House, Lincoln Place (near National Gallery), Dublin 2

In the “Black and White ” cinema series in the Instituto Cervantes, the 1951 film “Cielo Negro” will be screened (In Spanish with English subtitles). Admission is free.

dublin.cervantes.es/FichasCultura/Ficha95079_16_2.htm

Vera Klute – Exhibition Launch

18:00 – 20:00, Thu 27 Nov

The Lab, 1 Foley Street, Dublin 1

The launch of the exhibition “The Grand Scheme” by Dublin based artist Vera Klute takes place on Thursday and the exhibition will continue until 10 January.

It includes kinetic sculptures, a 5m high video projection, tapestry and drawing. Themes are inspired by everyday life and utilize familiar objects and imagery.

Vera Klute’s art describes the individual within its sociological environment and the behaviour particular to groups. While playfully exploring concepts of group intelligence and individuals merging into a mass, it sees the human subject in a fine balance between herd instincts and the formal confines of social constructs such as the family, sports club or school class.

Admission to the exhibition and to the launch event are free.

www.facebook.com/thelabgallerydublin

Folklore and Modern Irish Writing – Book Launch

18:30 – 20:00, Thu 27 Nov

Irish Writers’ Centre, 19 Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

“Exploring the fascination of Irish folklore and storytelling for collectors, scholars, writers and readers, Folklore and Modern Irish Writing offers a comprehensive overview of the complex relationship between oral traditions and literary practices in Ireland.”

Anne Markey and Anne O’Connor are the editors of the book “Folklore and Modern Irish Writing”, a comprehensive overview of the complex relationship between oral traditions and literary practices in Ireland. And the book launch takes place on Thursday.

Admission seems free.

www.writerscentre.ie/html/events/atthecentre.html

“My Favourites” – Walking Tour – Night Walk

19:00 – 21:00, Thu 27 Nov

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 egaldog@gmail.com or 085-2725095

Uptown Shed Session

19:00, Thu 27 Nov

4 Dame Lane, Dame Lane, Dublin 2

At the Uptown Shed Session in 4 Dame Lane, there will be “Art, Music and lots of surprises”. The music side is headlined by “Staring at Lakes” and Live Painting and an art show will be the main features of the Art aspect of the event.

Admission is free, but you are invited to join the guest list on the website below.

The event is brought to you by Picture This!

4damelane.ie/2014/11/picture-this-presents-uptown-shed-sessions/

From Organic Solar Cells to CO2 Recycling – Lecture

19:30, Thu 27 Nov

Fitzgerald Building, School of Physics, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 2

The 20th Annual Schrödinger Lecture is entitled “Bio-mimicking Energy Conversion: From Organic Solar Cells to CO2 Recycling” by Professor Niyazi Serdar Sariciftci (Director of the Institute for Physical Chemistry, University of Linz).

It will be in the Schrödinger Lecture Theatre. Admission is free, but you have to book your place with Una Dowling via dowlingu@tcd.ie.

www.tcd.ie/Secretary/Communications/Noticeboard/data/31876.html

Dimestore Recordings presents

20:00, Thu 27 Nov

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

Max Zaska / Patrick Groenland

21:00, Thu 27 Nov

The International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

The Max Zaska group and the Patrick Groenland group will perform on alternating Thursdays from 21:00 in the International Bar on 23 Wicklow Street.

www.international-bar.com/music.html

Walsh, Farrell and Garvey – Gig

21:00, Thu 27 Nov

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

Irish Trad Music 3-piece “Walsh, Farrell and Garvey” are performing in Mother Reilly’s. Admission is free.

www.dublinsessions.ie/motherreillys.html

Cabin Sessions – Dundrum – Gig

21:30 – 23:30, Thu 27 Nov

Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Rosemount, Dundrum Road, Dublin 14

The Cabin Crew with Spats Davenport (guitar), Con Butler (bass), Gerry Fitzpatrick (dobro), Cathy McEvoy (fiddle), Christian Volkmann (harmonica), Dave Hardy (sax/clarinet) will perform and has Special guests: Stomptown Brass, Caitlin Jemma (from California) and The Hat Trick String Band.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/pages/The-Cabin-Sessions-Acoustic-Music-at-its-Finest/172602396180287

Left, Right & Centre – Blues+Soul

21:30, Thu 27 Nov

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

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

www.frankryans.com

McNeills Trad Music Pub Sessions

21:30, Thu 27 Nov

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

Pete Pamf – Gig

22:00, Thu 27 Nov

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Pete Pamf will perform in Whelan’s and admission is free.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/live-from-the-window-w-pete-pamf-9/

Friday 28 Nov

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The Green Door Market

09:30 – 16:00, Fri 28 Nov

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

Christmas Craft Fair – Tallaght Library

09:45 – 16:30, Fri 28 Nov

South County Dublin Library, The Square, Tallaght, Dublin 24

A Craft Fair with 35 tables of local crafts takes place from Thursday until Saturday during library opening hours. There will also be school choirs, bread baking competition, a visit by Kenneth Egan and by Santa. Admission is free.

www.southdublinlibraries.ie

The Ferocious Mingle Marcade

11:00 – 18:00, Fri 28 Nov

60 Camden Street, Dublin 2

The Ferocious Mingle Marcade (Market and Arcade) is back in a new location. The Marcade is now in Camden Street next to Daintree Paper and opposite the Centra and off-license there. It takes place every Thurs-Sun and is a flea-market-type permanent market with stalls and “chalets” for traders.

www.facebook.com/pages/The-Ferocious-Mingle-Marcade/232446616822953

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Fri 28 Nov

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

St Stephen’s Green Christmas Market

12:00 – 20:00, Fri 28 Nov

St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2

From 13 November until 23 December Dublin’s first ever City Centre Christmas Market takes place on one side of St. Stephen’s Green in the form of a lon row of wooden huts. Approx. 60 traders will be at the market selling handcrafted items, art, Christmas presents, food products etc. and there will also be food and drinks stands.

Admission is free.

IMMA Lunchtime: Falsifying Narratives

13:15 – 14:00, Fri 28 Nov

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

At the IMMA Lunchtime Talk “Falsifying Narratives”, Sarah Durcan (MFA Coordinator, NCAD) explores the intersection of the fictional with the real in the film work of contemporary artists.

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

www.imma.ie/en/page_236917.htm

Lidl Christmas Market

15:00 – 20:00, Fri 28 Nov

CHQ Building, Customs House Quay, Dublin 1

Yes, you are reading correctly! Lidl have their own Christmas Market. It will take place in the chq Building from Thurs 27-Sun 30 November. You can sample lots of Lidl products and buy some as well and there will be a Santa.

Opening hours are Thurs-Fri 15:00-20:00, Sat+Sun 12:00-20:00. Admission is free.

lidlchristmasmarkets.com/

Pipeworks – Concert

18:45, Fri 28 Nov

National Concert Hall, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2

David Leigh (organ) and the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra will perform works by Karg Ellert in the Main Auditorium of the National Concert Hall.

Admission is free, but booking is required here: www.nch.ie/Online/RTENSO-Pipeworks-28Nov14

Dead Celebrities – Print Exhibition & Website Launch

19:00, Fri 28 Nov

Molloy & Dowling Opticians, 18b Kildare Street, Dublin 2

Hunt & Gather are inviting to this Print Exhibition and the launch of the new Hunt & Gather website.

Find out all details on the Facebook Event Page below.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/503624476446618

Takin’ The Mic Open-Mic Night

19:00 – 21:00, Fri 28 Nov

Irish Writers’ Centre, 19 Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

Takin’ The Mic Open-Mic Night is an open mic night at the Irish Writers’ Centre, taking place one Friday every month. Writers, spoken-word artists and musicians are all welcome to perform. Names of contributors are taken from 19:00, so arrive early if you want to perform. Admission is free, with a sugested doantion of EUR 5. BYOB

www.writerscentre.ie/html/events/atthecentre.html

Cornucopia – Live Music

19:30 – 21:30, Fri 28 Nov

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

Bal Folk – European Folk Dance Session

20:00, Fri 28 Nov

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

Dublin Sidewalk Astronomers

20:00, Fri 28 Nov

Martello Tower Car Park, Sandymount

The Dublin Sidewalk Astronomers meet at the Martello Tower car park in Sandymount for a public star-gazing. Members bring along their telescopes and share the wonders of the night-sky with you. Admission is free.

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

www.irishastrosoc.org/events/events.htm

D-Riculous All Stars – Gig

21:00, Fri 28 Nov

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

The D-Riculous All Stars are playing covers from the finest rock blues back catalogues. Admission is free.

www.sweeneysdublin.ie/gigs.php

Electric Fridays – Open Mic

21:00, Fri 28 Nov

The International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

“Electric Fridays with DUB” is a weekly gig/open mic night in the basement of The International Bar. Admission is free.

Musicians, artists, bands who want to play a 25 min set should contact the organisers via the Facebook page below. A PA and some equipment is available.

www.facebook.com/dubgoeselectric

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Fri 28 Nov

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 28 Nov

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 and the DJs Tommy Rash and Fukszy are on the decks until late. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152000572877753

The Brady’s Session

21:00, Fri 28 Nov

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

The Brady’s Sessions is a monthly singer/songwriter night in Gub Dandy’s at Brady’s Pub Terenure. Admission is free and this month’s Line-Up is:

Susan Mary Ward, Jill Fools, Callum Keaveney, Jimi Cullen, James Daly, Tania Notaro

www.gumtree.ie/a-events-gigs-nightlife/dublin/the-brady-s-sessions-nov-28th/1001210591100910319322809

The Doggy Few – Gig

22:00, Fri 28 Nov

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

The Doggy Few are a band of friends from the North of Holland, playing traditional Irish and Scottish music. They are based in the north of Holland in the town of Groningen,

The Guilty Party – Gig

22:00, Fri 28 Nov

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Rock ‘n’ Roll band “The Guilty Party” will perform in Whelan’s and admission is free.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/live-from-the-window-w-the-guilty-party/

Events Coming Up

Christmas Songs & Stories – A Christmas Evening for Grown Ups

Thurs 18 Dec – Time: 20:00

Farmleigh House, Castleknock end of Phoenix Park, Dublin 15

For this Christmas Evening for Grown-Ups, storyteller Jack Lynch and traditional singer and song collector Len Graham create a show with great and unusual songs, seasonal Tall Tales and wickedly wise words.

Free tickets will be given out through a random lottery and to enter the lottery you have to send an e-mail to farmleighinfo@opw.ie with the subject line CHRISTMAS SONGS & STORIES 18 DECEMBER. (Only winners will be notified.) Your entries have to arrive by 17:00 on 09 Dec

www.farmleigh.ie/events/Title,32537,en.html

Please note: This event was announced for 17 Dec until some time during last week, when the date got changed to the 18 Dec. So if you already sent in your ticket lottery entry, you might want to do it again with the correct date and the correct subject line! A new event was added on 17 Dec and you can read all details in the separate description below.

Christmas Evening with ‘New Solo Voices’

Wed 17 Dec – 20:00

Farmleigh House, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

This is a night with 3 gifted emerging young musicians: Elaine Mai, Patrick O’Laoghaire/I Have A Tribe and Leanne Harte will perform.

Tickets are free but limited to 2 per winner. Only Winners will be notified. Please apply for the random lottery draw by emailing farmleighinfo@opw.ie with the subject line “New Solo Voices 17 Dec”. The closing date for applications is Tuesday 09 December at 17:00.

www.farmleigh.ie/events/Title,32594,en.html

Dublin Mountains Partnership – Guided Walks

08+16+22+23 November

Every month the Dublin Mountain Partnership runs free guided walks in the Dublin Mountains on some Saturdays or Sundays during the month. In November there are 4 walks. 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

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

Not free, but interesting nevertheless:

TBA

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Facebook Page “Reach” and how Facebook decides what you should see!

If you are a Facebook User and occasionally have a look at the Dublin Event Guide Facebook page, you might have seen that a few interesting things are happening on that Page at the moment.

The background is that Facebook has fiddled numerous times with their Algorithm that decides who will be shown a specific post since November of last year and another modification has been announced for January 2015.

EVERYTIME they fiddled with the algorithm, it meant that the Page Reach has dropped for virtually all Pages on Facebook and that certainly includes the Dublin Event Guide page. From a reach of more than 26,000 people per day (on a good day), the reach has dropped to below 3,000 (on a bad day).

So despite the fact that 53,000 people have decided that they LIKE the Dublin Event Guide Facebook Page, only about 5% will (after the next change in January) see the daily updates.

Why does Facebook do that? There are two reasons: One is genuine problem and the other one is driven by Facebook’s commercial interest.

The genuine problem is that we all like more pages and have more friends all the time and if Facebook tried to show us ALL the updates for Liked Pages and from our friends, we would have to spend hours and hours every day reading them. So Facebook wants to help you see the things that are really relevant and surpress the rest. The problem is that Facebook doesn’t allow us to decide what we consider as important, but instead makes ALL the decisions for us.

The commercial reasons is that Facebook needs to make money and the only way they can make money is to take it for advertisement, so it is in Facebook’s interest to get Page owners to buy advertisement from them and what better way than to reduce the reach significantly.

So two strong reasons to limit the reach!

The algorithm that decides who will see a message uses some metrics of popularity. Simple ones are “engagement” parameters: How many people LIKE a post and how many Comment on it or Share it. But even the size of Commentor’s Friends group or the frequency of Likes within the first few minutes/hours after it was posted is seemingly considered.

Based on the result Facebook decides who to and when to show it in the timeline.

After reading a good bit about it, I decided to try – with your help – something that Irish politicians called “Vote Management” years ago. It is a strategic placing/triggering of Likes and Comments. If it will be successful or not will be seen in the coming days or weeks.

Interestingly, Facebook doesn’t allow me to discuss the process on Facebook. If I wrote about LIKES or Comments in a post and if that post got a high peak of Likes or Comments, Facebook would assume that it is “Clickbait” (i.e. that I asked for the Likes) and would punish the Page, so on the Page I only talk about Ls and Cs. :-)

The strategic approach was successful and nearly trebbled the reach in the first few days, but now it is decreasing again and I have to see what we can do to bring it even further up.

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