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Dublin Event Guide 795: Bee in my bonnet ;-) – Events for Luna New Year Festival, St. Brigid’s Day, Temple Bar Tradfest

Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events)

Bee in my bonnet ;-)

Events for Luna New Year Festival, St. Brigid’s Day, Temple Bar Tradfest

Good morning!

Do you have a “bee in your bonnet” about something? “Bee in your bonnet” is a term that was created 1648 and it refers to a bonnet, which is a soft hat/cap that was worn by women at night to hold the hair in. And if you had a bee in that said bonnet, you would be quite irritated and triggered about it.

So “having a bee in your bonnet about something” means that that topic triggers you, gets you to talk about it so that you can’t shut up and is on your mind a good bit.

Well, my bee in my bonnet is about the start of the seasons in Ireland and in this coming week you will read LOTS of misinformation about that again. Especially with the new national holiday, St. Brigid’s Day, lots of media outlets will incorrectly claim that 01 Feb is the start of spring.

Why would they do that? Because till today, in Ireland primary schools teach this wrong to children. Yes, 01 Feb is an important day in the Celtic Calendar, but the Celts didn’t divide up the year like we do (or the day!) and they were not referring to spring in the way we define it today. Met Eireann is trying to correct that for years (www.met.ie/cms/assets/uploads/2021/02/YP-Fun-Facts-Meteorological-Seasons.pdf) but the wrong information stubbornly doesn’t go away.

01 Feb is Imbolc, the Pagan holiday created 4,000-12,000 years ago that marks the halfway point between the winter solstice and the spring equinox. It was intended as a festival of a new start after the cold period is coming to an end and for that reason can be confused with the start of spring, however the Celts had a different outlook on the world. Their day started for example at sunset (not at midnight). So, no Imbolc is NOT the start of Spring. The start of Spring in meteorological terms in Ireland is 01 March and the start of Spring in astronomical terms is 20 March.

So that is “my bee in my bonnet”. :-) What is yours? Let me know at dublineventguide@gmail.com

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“EPIC – The Irish Emigration Museum” (www.epicchq.com) are supporting the Dublin Event Guide and this section of the weekly newsletter will contain relevant information about events in general or about EPIC-related news and happenings.

+++ Tiny Tots: Brigid’s Stories (Age: 6 and under)
Mon 06 Feb – 10:00-11:00 – EPIC, chq Building, Customs House Quay, Dublin 1 – Adm: included with ticket entry
Meet Irish saint and Celtic goddess Brigid as she weaves you a tale about incredible women from Irish history.
Discover the stories of pirates, pilots, mountaineers and poets at this interactive storytelling session, utilising historical re-enactment and imaginative storytelling to bring to life stories from Irish history.
Suitable for families with children aged 6 and under. Find out more here: epicchq.com/event/tiny-tots-brigids-stories/

+++ Explorers: Brigid’s Brideogs (Age: 6+ and adults)
Mon 06 Feb – 14:00-15:00 – EPIC, chq Building, Customs House Quay, Dublin 1 – Adm: EUR 12
Explore the customs of Spring Around the World in this workshop where you can create your very own Brideog doll.
Irish emigrants took their beliefs and culture with them and adapted them to suit their new home countries as they travelled around the world. Learn about why the Irish made Brideogs, what they did with them and how this relates to other similar customs around the world all while you craft a Brideog to take home with you.
This workshop is suitable for children 6+ and adults of all ages.
Get tickets via epicchq.com/event/explorers-brigids-brideogs/

Free events in Dublin this weekend…

Saturday 28 January

+ Car Boot Sales Tallaght 06:00-12:00 Tallaght Stadium, Whitestown Way, Tallaght, Dublin 24 www.facebook.com/irishcarboot (from 04 Feb again)
+ Airfield Estate Farmers’ Market 09:00-14:30 Airfield Estate, Overend Ave, Dundrum, Dublin 14 (lower car park) www.airfield.ie/farmers-market-at-airfield-estate
+ Supernatural Food Market – Food & Farmer’s Market 09:00-15:00 St Andrew’s Resource Centre, 114-116 Pearse St., Dublin 2 www.facebook.com/thesupernaturalfoodmarket
+ Honest2Goodness Market – Food & Farmers’ Market – 09:30-15:00 – 136a Slaney Close, Dublin Industrial Estate, Glasnevin, Dublin 11 www.facebook.com/GlasnevinMarket/
+ St. Anne’s City Farm – Visit this community farm, run by volunteers 10:00-14:00 St. Anne’s Park, Raheny, Dublin 5 www.facebook.com/Stannescityfarm/
+ Irish Writers Centre Open Day – Talks & Workshops 10:30-15:00 Irish Writers Centre, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1 irishwriterscentre.ie/whats-on/spring-open-day-2023/ (Registration required)

+ Children’s History Workshop: Brigid the Goddess and Saint (Age: 9-12) 11:00 Richmond Barracks, Off Bulfin Rd, Inchicore, Dublin 8 richmondbarracks.ticketsolve.com/ticketbooth/shows/1173635821
+ Water Harvesting Workshop 11:00 Richmond Barracks, Off Bulfin Rd, Inchicore, Dublin 8 richmondbarracks.ticketsolve.com/ticketbooth/shows/1173637321
+ Temple Bar Food Market 11:00-16:00 Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2 www.templebarmarkets.com/foodmarket
+ Blackrock Market 11:00-17:30 Main Street, Blackrock, Co. Dublin www.facebook.com/BlackrockMarket/

+ Highlight Tour of the National Museum of Ireland – Archaeology – Families (Age: 8+) 11:00 National Museum – Archaeology, Kildare Street, Dublin 2 www.museum.ie/en-IE/Museums/Archaeology/Events/2023/Jan-March-2023/Public-Tour-of-the-National-Museum-of-Ireland-(2)
+ Rainbow Umbrella Market – Queer small business market 12:00-17:00 Street 66, 33-34 Parliament Street, Dublin 2 www.eventbrite.ie/e/521100103437
++ Pop-up Theatre in Historic Venues – Irish female historical figures are brought to life – EPIC Museum, Abbey Theatre, National Museum Collins Barracks 12:30-17:00 various locations dublin.ie/whats-on/listings/pop-up-theatre-in-historic-venues/ (see schedule on website)
+ Highlight Tour of the National Museum of Ireland – Archaeology – Families (Age: 8+) 12:30 National Museum – Archaeology, Kildare Street, Dublin 2 www.museum.ie/en-IE/Museums/Archaeology/Events/2023/Jan-March-2023/Public-Tour-of-the-National-Museum-of-Ireland-(2)
+ Gallery Tour: National Gallery 12:30-13:15 National Gallery, Merrion Square, Dublin 2 www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on

+ Tradfest 2023: Music Makers Tour – Guided Tour exploring the instruments on display in the National Museum 13:00+14:00+15:00 National Museum, Collins Barracks, Benburb Street, Dublin 7 www.museum.ie/en-IE/Museums/Decorative-Arts-History/Events/2023/012023/Tradfest-2023-Music-Makers-Tour
+ Seahorse Aquarium Show – see amazing aquatic creatures from all over the world, with interactive shows, touch pools, photo oppportunities and loads of fun for kids & adults – The Square 13:00-16:00 The Square, Belgard Sq, Tallaght, Dublin 24 www.thesquare.ie/ourevents/
+ Underthings – Comedy Tour of the National Gallery 13:30-14:15 Natioal Gallery, Merrion Square, Dublin 2 www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on/comedy-tour-gallery
++ Lunar New Year Community Celebration @ Hill Street Family Resource Centre – Food, Workshops, Performances 14:00-19:00 Hill Street Family Resource Centre, 1 Hill Street, Dublin 1 www.facebook.com/HillStreetFamilyResourceCentre
+ Gallery Tour: National Gallery 14:30-15:15 National Gallery, Merrion Square, Dublin 2 www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on
++ Tradfest Temple Bar: Smithwicks Sessions – Free Trad gigs in the pubs in and around Temple Bar – from 15:00 Temple Bar, Dublin 2 tradfesttemplebar.com/smithwicks-sessions/
+ WB Yeats Anniversary Poetry Reading – NLI 15:30-16:15 National Library, 7 Kildare Street, Dublin 2 www.eventbrite.ie/e/471077895667 (Booking required)
+ Metal 2 the Masses – Band Competition with Cell Games, Hashmaker, The Voddo Kitchen, The Place is Death, True Home 19:00 Fibber Magees, 80 Parnell Street, Dublin 1 www.facebook.com/events/1254542858427567/
+ Wishlist – Gig – Bray 21:00 Harbour Bar, Strand Road, Bray, Co. Wicklow www.facebook.com/theharbourbarbray/

+ Latin Fever – Dublin’s Latin Club with reggaeton, merengue, funk, electrolatino, pachangueo, dembow & more 21:00-02:30 River Bar, 1 Burgh Quay, Dublin 2 (Adm free all night in Jan) www.facebook.com/LatinFeverDublin
+ Sharp Shooter – Gig 22:30 Tolka House Pub, 9a Glasnevin Hill, Glasnevin, Dublin 9 www.facebook.com/TolkaHousePubOfficial

+ The Big Combo – Midnight Hour – Gig 23:00 Whelans, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2 www.eventbrite.ie/e/481630619147 (Booking required)

Sunday 29 January

+ Car Boot Sale Ballymun 07:00-12:00 Ballymun Comprehensive School, Ballymun Road, Ballymun, Dublin 9 www.facebook.com/irishcarboot
+ parkHIIT Phoenix Park – Resistance Training 10:00-10:30 DASH Container Cafe, Blackhorse Avenue, Dublin 7, D07 V663 Dublin 7 www.eventbrite.ie/e/521960817857 (Booking required)
+ St. Anne’s City Farm – Visit this community farm, run by volunteers 10:00-14:00 St. Anne’s Park, Raheny, Dublin 5 www.facebook.com/Stannescityfarm/
+ Sunday Market Rialto – women’s and men’s vintage fashions, jewellery and other bits 11:00-15:00 Circular Bar, 538 South Circular Road, Rialto, Dublin 8 www.facebook.com/events/1192366834964008
+ Blackrock Market 11:00-17:30 Main Street, Blackrock, Co. Dublin www.facebook.com/BlackrockMarket/
+ Lunar New Year Art Workshop for kids – Sunday Family Drop-in Workshop – (English, Mandarin and Irish) –  National Gallery 11:30-13:30 National Gallery, Merrion Square, Dublin 2 www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on/lunar-new-year-sunday-family-drop
+ Gallery Tour – National Gallery 11:30-12:15 National Gallery, Merrion Square, Dublin 2 www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on
++ Lunar New Year Family Day – Asian cuisine, Korean drummers, Cantonese lion dancers, Tai Chi demonstrations, Mongolian throat singing, Lunar New Year games, face painting – Dublin Lunar New Year Festival 12:00-18:00 Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2 www.dublinlunarnewyear.ie/events/category/celebrations/dublin-lunar-new-year-flagship-event-on-meeting-house-square/
++ Lunar New Year Street Activity – Local business stalls, Asian music, Chinese lanterns, free face painting, balloon modellers, Asian lion dance, Asian Dragon 12:00-17:00 Drury Street, Dublin 2 & Capel Street Dublin 1 www.dublinlunarnewyear.ie/events/category/celebrations/dublintown-dublin-city-council-city-recovery-office-present-lunar-new-year-street-activity/
+ How to Make a Brigid’s Cross – Demonstration 12:00-12:30 National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9 botanicgardens.ie/calendar/
+ Rice Grain Challenge – Drop-in Activity – Dublin Lunar New Year Festival – Chester Beatty 12:15 Chester Beatty Museum, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dame Street, Dublin 2 chesterbeatty.ie/whats-on/drop-in-activity-rice-grain-challenge/
+ Family Tour – National Gallery 12:30-13:15 National Gallery, Merrion Square, Dublin 2 www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on

+ Tradfest 2023: Music Makers Tour – Guided Tour exploring the instruments on display in the National Museum 13:00+14:00+15:00 National Museum, Collins Barracks, Benburb Street, Dublin 7 www.museum.ie/en-IE/Museums/Decorative-Arts-History/Events/2023/012023/Tradfest-2023-Music-Makers-Tour
+ Lunar New Year Art Cart – Art Drop-in Workshops for children (Age 5-12) – RHA 13:00-17:00 Royal Hibernian Academy of Arts, 15 Ely Place
Dublin 2 rhagallery.ie/events/family/a-special-lunar-new-year-art-cart/
+ National Print Museum – Free Guided Tour 13:00 National Print Museum, Beggars Bush, Haddington Road, Dublin 4 www.nationalprintmuseum.ie/visit-us (No booking required, but limited spaces)
+ Gallery Tour: National Gallery 13:30-14:15 National Gallery, Merrion Square, Dublin 2 www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on
+ How to Make a Brigid’s Cross – Demonstration 14:00-14:30 National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9 botanicgardens.ie/calendar/
+ A Dubliner’s Collection of Asian Art: The Albert Bender exhibition – Mandarin/English Tour – Chinese/Lunar New Year – National Museum 14:00 National Museum, Collins Barracks, Benburb Street, Dublin 7 www.museum.ie/en-IE/Museums/Decorative-Arts-History/Events/2023/Lunar-New-Year-Mandarin-English-tour-of-A-Dubliner (Places limited)
+ Lunar New Year – Highlights from the Collection – Tour in Mandarin 14:00-14:45+15:00-15:45+16:00-16:45 National Gallery, Merrion Square, Dublin 2 www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on
+ Hugh Lane Gallery Public Tour 14:15 Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1 www.hughlane.ie/lectures/forthcoming-lectures/3936-sunday-public-tour-15-january-2023 (No booking required, but limited places)
+ Music in Art – Themed Tour – National Gallery 14:30-15:15 National Gallery, Merrion Square, Dublin 2 www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on/themed-tour-music-art
+ Film Screening: The Legend of Sealed Book – Lunar New Year 14:30-16:00 Chester Beatty Museum, Garden of Dublin Castle, Dame Street, Dublin 2 chesterbeatty.ie/whats-on/film-screening-the-legend-of-sealed-book/
+ Themed Tour: Architecture – National Gallery 14:30-15:15 National Gallery, Merrion Square, Dublin 2 www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on/themed-tour-architecture
+ Sunday Sketching – Family Workshop (Age 6-12) – Hugh Lane Gallery 15:00-16:00 Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1 www.hughlane.ie/lectures/forthcoming-lectures/3885-sunday-29jan
+ Balfolk Dublin Workshop and Social Mixer – Folk Dancing Session 16:00-19:00 The Cobblestone Pub, 77 North King Street, Smithfield, Dublin 9 www.facebook.com/events/667740648466559
+ Sausage Factory: Stand Up Comedy with Ren Forsythe & Becky Cheatle – Hyteria Comedy Club 20:00-21:30 Sin E, 15 Ormond Quay Upper, Dublin 7 www.eventbrite.ie/e/522117997987
+ The Comedy Crunch – Comedy 21:00-22:45 Stag’s Head, 1 Dame Court, Dublin 2 www.facebook.com/thecomedycrunch

And the free events for next week….

Monday 30 January

+ Street Food: Hawkers, Urban History, and the Limits of Early Modernity – Early Modern History Seminar Series – TCD 16:00-17:30 Trinity Long Room Hub, Trinity College, Dublin 2 www.tcd.ie/trinitylongroomhub/whats-on/details/event.php?eventid=163853630
+ Open Mic Comedy “Live: At the International” 19:00 The International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2 liveattheinternational.com/
+ Singing Classes In Irish (16/23/30 Jan + 20 Feb) for beginners and fluent Irish speakers with Iseult Ring 20:30-21:15 St. Endas’s, Ballyboden, Dublin 16 www.ballyboden.ie/aon-suim-san-amhranaiocht/ (Registration required, Adm free)
+ The Comedy Crunch – Comedy 21:00-22:45 Stag’s Head, 1 Dame Court, Dublin 2 www.facebook.com/thecomedycrunch

Tuesday 31 January

+ You Can Quit – 6 week Stop Smoking Group – HSE and Slaintecare (24,31 Jan, 7,14,21,28 Feb) – Ballyfermot 10:30-11:30 Ballyfermot Library, Ballyfermot Road, Dublin 10 www.dublincity.ie/events/you-can-quit-6-week-stop-smoking-group (Booking required)
+ Seamus Heaney: Listen Now Again – Exhibition Tour – National Library 11:00 Bank Of Ireland Cultural and Heritage Centre, Westmoreland Street entrance, Dublin 2 www.nli.ie/en/list/current-events.aspx
+ Housing Unlocked Exhibition – Eight architect-led solutions to help unlock housing in Ireland 12:00-17:00 former Science Gallery, Pearse Street (Naughton Institute), Trinity College, Dublin 2 housingunlocked.ie
+ Curator’s Talk: St Dymphna. The Tragedy of an Irish Princess – National Gallery 13:00-13:45 Online www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on/curators-talk-st-dymphna-tragedy-irish-princess (Booking required)
+ Darkey Kelly’s Tuesday Singer Songwriter Night 18:15-22:15 Darkey Kelly’s, Harding Hotel, Fishamble Street, Dublin 8 www.facebook.com/groups/915434861959818
+ Little Lámh Workshop – Lámh is a  sign system for children and adults with communications support needs – Ballyfermot 18:15 Ballyfermot Library, Ballyfermot Road, Dublin 10 www.dublincity.ie/events/little-lamh-workshop (Booking required)
+ How the EU got Brexit Done: In Conversation with EU’s Chief Brexit Negotiator Stefaan De Rynck – Pandel Discussion – TCD 18:30-19:30 TCD Long Room Hub, TCD Campus, Dublin 2 www.eventbrite.com/e/483817159147 (Booking required)
+ Songs in the Long Room – Acoustic Open Mic – with Ben Prevo – Gig 20:00-22:30 Graingers Hanlons Corner, 189 North Circular Road, Dublin 7 www.facebook.com/events/713957336752526/

+ Ukulele Tuesday – Weekly Ukulele Meetup 20:00 Stag’s Head, 1 Dame Court, Dublin 2 www.facebook.com/UkuleleTuesday/
+ Bits & Pints – Stand-Up Comedy Open Mic Night 20:00-23:00 The Black Sheep, 61 Capel Street, Dublin 1 www.facebook.com/events/690567699277416

Wednesday 01 February

+ Revolve & Revolution – Illustrations by artist and illustrator Bronagh Lee – Exhibition – 01-06 Feb Barnardo Square, Dame Street, Dublin 2 dublin.ie/whats-on/listings/revolve-revolution/
+ Little Museum of Dublin – Free Tour 10:00 Little Museum of Dublin, 15 St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2 littlemuseum.ticketsolve.com/shows/1173601013

+ Housing Unlocked Exhibition – Eight architect-led solutions to help unlock housing in Ireland 12:00-17:00 former Science Gallery, Pearse Street (Naughton Institute), Trinity College, Dublin 2 housingunlocked.ie
+ Brigit 2023: Celebrating Women in Business – Local Enterprise Office Networking Event 12:00-14:00 Guinness Enterprise Centre, Taylor’s Lane Dublin 8 www.localenterprise.ie/DublinCity/Start-or-Grow-your-Business/Networking/Women-in-Business/Network-Events/1st-February-Brigit-2023-Event-Dublin-Celebrating-Women-in-Business.html (Booking required)
+ The River Carries Us Home: Sing a Song of Docklands – Showcase featuring new music & poetry celebrating Dublin’s Docklands 12:30 1 Windmill Lane, Dublin 2 www.eventbrite.ie/e/517524869817 (Booking required)
+ Women activists in the Civil War in Dublin – History Talk 13:00 Central Library, ILAC Centre, Henry Street, Dublin 1 www.dublincity.ie/events/women-activists-civil-war-dublin (Booking required)
+ Irish Women and Plants – Lecture – Dublin City Celebrating Women Festival 14:00-15:00 National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin. Dublin 9 botanicgardens.ie/calendar/
+ Chair yoga – Workshop – Age-friendly Wednesday 14:00-15:30 Walkinstown Library, Percy French Road, Walkinstown, Dublin 12 www.dublincity.ie/events/age-friendly-wednesdays (Booking required)
+ The Saints and Scholars of Ireland – guided tour about the artefacts and shrines connected to Irish saints 14:30 National Museum Archaeology, Kildare St, Dublin 2 www.museum.ie/en-IE/Museums/Archaeology/Events/2023/Jan-March-2023/Guided-Tour-The-Saints-and-Scholars-of-Ireland-Tou
+ Into Europe: Navigating Irish Foreign Policy inside the European Union from Membership to Maastricht – Contemporary Irish History Research Seminar Series – TCD 14:30-16:00 Trinity Long Room Hub, TCD Campus, Dublin 2 www.tcd.ie/trinitylongroomhub/whats-on/details/event.php?eventid=164151486
+ Nature in the City – Discussion and Networking 16:00-18:00 Mansion House, Dawson Street, Dublin 2 dublin.ie/whats-on/listings/nature-in-the-city/ (Registration required, not NO registration link provided! Ring 01 222 6200 to tell them about the missing link!)
+ Chester Beatty Museum Public Tour 17:30-18:30 Chester Beatty Museum, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dame Street, Dublin 2 chesterbeatty.ie/whats-on/free-public-tours/ (No booking required, but limited spaces)
+ Ireland’s relationships with the Council of Europe and its European Convention on Human Rights – EU50 Lecture – Department of Foreign Affairs 18:00-19:00 Online www.eventbrite.com/e/519713486027 (Booking required)
+ Unburying Bríd – poetry, music, storytelling to celebrate St. Bríd Day – QÉIRE 19:00-20:30 Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2 www.eventbrite.ie/e/521051808987 (Booking required)
+ The Dublin Sewcial Club – Meetup for Stitchers 19:00-22:00 John’s Bar & Haberdashery, 61 Thomas Street, Dublin 8 www.eventbrite.ie/e/480434371137 (Booking required)
+ Danado De Bom Forró – Dance Social 19:30-22:30 Hill 16 Pub, 30 Gardiner Street, Dublin 1 www.facebook.com/people/Danado-De-Bom-Forr%C3%B3

Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events)

Thursday 02 February

+ Sing For Fun! Choir Workshop (12 Jan – 16 Feb) 11:00 Richmond Barracks, Off Bulfin Rd, Inchicore, Dublin 8 richmondbarracks.ticketsolve.com/ticketbooth/shows/1173633651 (Booking required)

+ Housing Unlocked Exhibition – Eight architect-led solutions to help unlock housing in Ireland 12:00-17:00 former Science Gallery, Pearse Street (Naughton Institute), Trinity College, Dublin 2 housingunlocked.ie
+ The Long Room’s New Sculptures ? Celebrating Women’s Scholarship – Talk – TCD 12:00-13:15 Trinity Long Room Hub, TCD Camppus, Dublin 2 www.eventbrite.ie/e/519874768427 (Booking required)
+ Yeats: The Life & Works of William Butler Yeats – Online Tour – National Library 13:00-13:45 Online www.eventbrite.ie/e/523742206037 (Booking required)
+ The Saints and Scholars of Ireland – guided tour about the artefacts and shrines connected to Irish saints 14:30 National Museum Archaeology, Kildare St, Dublin 2 www.museum.ie/en-IE/Museums/Archaeology/Events/2023/Jan-March-2023/Guided-Tour-The-Saints-and-Scholars-of-Ireland-Tou
+ Tour for the hard of hearing – National Gallery 17:30-18:30 National Gallery, Merrion Square, Dublin 2 www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on/tour-hard-hearing
+ Palestine From Different Angles – Films about investment, main industries and agricultural products from Palestine + discussion – Embassy of Palestine 19:00-20:30 Online www.eventbrite.ie/e/517368381757 (Registration required)
+ Crash & Burn Comedy – Stand-up Comedy – Hysteria Comedy Club 19:30-22:30 Sin E, 15 Ormond Quay Upper, Dublin 7 www.eventbrite.ie/e/269577001067
+ Rock’n’Rollover in Sin E with Sam Clifford and Altered Lines – Gig 21:00 Sin E, 14 Upper Ormond Quay, Dublin 7 www.facebook.com/events/1243071373208574

+ Ma Thursdays Open Mic – Mother Reilly’s Bar 21:00-23:30 Mother Reilly’s Bar & Restaurant, 26 Upper Rathmines Road, Rathmines, Dublin 6 www.facebook.com/events/762459318527294

Friday 03 February

+ Housing Unlocked Exhibition – Eight architect-led solutions to help unlock housing in Ireland 12:00-17:00 former Science Gallery, Pearse Street (Naughton Institute), Trinity College, Dublin 2 housingunlocked.ie

+ The Saints and Scholars of Ireland – guided tour about the artefacts and shrines connected to Irish saints 14:30 National Museum Archaeology, Kildare St, Dublin 2 www.museum.ie/en-IE/Museums/Archaeology/Events/2023/Jan-March-2023/Guided-Tour-The-Saints-and-Scholars-of-Ireland-Tou
+ Imbolc St Brigid’s Day Crafts for Children – Workshop for Age 6+ – Ringsend 15:00 Ringsend Library, Fitzwilliam Street, Ringsend, Dublin 4 www.dublincity.ie/events/imbolc-st-brigids-day-crafts-children (Booking required)

And there is more…

+++ Tradfest Temple Bar
This year’s Tradfest will take place from 25-29 Jan and while the main concerts are all not free, there are the Smithwick’s Sessions, which are gigs in pubs in and around Temple Bar and they are all free. With Stockton’s Wing and Paddey Casey and others, there are well known and long established acts and there are also new and upcoming acts performing. Check the whole schedule at tradfesttemplebar.com/smithwicks-sessions/
The full programme is here tradfesttemplebar.com/events/talking-trad/

+++ LOW PRICED BOOKS (WITH FREE DELIVERY)
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+++ Discover Dublin Docklands App
Dublin City has a new app that allows us to discover iconic Dublin landmarks such as the famine statues, the CHQ building and more.
The app is available to download for free via doorsintodocklands.com/
After you got the app, you can point your phone at the landmarks and this will prompt the related images, videos and stories to pop up.
The app uses Augmented Reality (AR), a mix of 3D graphics, animation and audio, to immerse users in the story of the city.
Several colourful characters from history will also appear in AR to tell their tales. These include Captain Bligh who surveyed Dublin Bay in the 1800s and Maggie Doyle, who was a docker’s daughter.

+++ Housing Unlocked Exhibition
The “Housing Unlocked” exhibition is described as a celebration of innovation, optimism and imagination. Eight architect-led proposals will be presented that are intended to unlock the housing potential in our villages, towns and cities.
Housing Unlocked is a partnership between the Irish Architecture Foundation and The Housing Agency.
The exhibition will be open from 14 Oct-18 Dec and from 03-17 Feb (Tues-Fri: 12:00-17:00, Sat: 14:00-17:00). It will take place in the former Science Gallery in Pearse Street (Naughton Institute of TCD). Admission is free. housingunlocked.ie/

+++ LEARN A NEW SKILL WITH ONLINE COURSES
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The lowest price most of the time is EUR 12.99. Sometimes it even goes down further to EUR 9.99 and when that happens (about once or twice a year), I will tell you. But even 12.99 is definitely a good price for what you get!

Check out the website at www.getthislink.com/Udemy22 And if you buy through that link, you also help the Dublin Event Guide! :-)

+++ Bowie Photograph Exhibition – Bowie Festival
An exhibition of Bowie photographs by Philippe Auliac will be on display from Wed 11 Jan – Sun 29 Jan in Rathfarnham Castle (10:30-16:15). Admission is free (closed Mondays and Tuesdays).
Since first shooting Bowie in 1972, the French photographer has captured the rock icon many times over his long career. Many of these images are now deemed classic portrayals and for this extensive exhibition Philippe will have over 60 photographs on display as well as an audiovisual screening of further images and some rare interviews with the starman. www.dublinbowiefestival.ie/philippe-auliac-23

And this is it for another week! Have a great weekend and good new week.

Take care,

–Joerg (dublineventguide@gmail.com)

 


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