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Dublin is not just a place. It's a feeling, a mood, an energy, a spirit. It’s a passion for music, laughter and conversation. It's shopping, theatre, concerts and great sporting events. 

 
07-09-2012 To 31-08-
2013 Chester Beatty: the Paintings Chester Beatty 
Library Free
11-09-2012 To 30-
08-2014 Shackleton Exhibition Dun Laoghaire To be confirmed
07-10-2012 To 31-
08-2013
Weekly Sunday Jazz Brunch at Café en 
Seine with Stella Bass Cafe en Seine Free
18-12-2012 To 31-
12-2013 Wicked Wolf Comedy Nights Dublin €5.00
07-01-2013 To 23-
12-2013 Loose Trad Sessions Uppercross House 
Hotel Free
05-02-2013 To 17-
12-2013 Quiz Night @ Mother Reilly's Uppercross House 
Hotel Free
07-02-2013 To 20-
12-2013 Trad Sessions @ Mother Reilly's Uppercross House 
Hotel Free
15-03-2013 To 15-
09-2013 Padraig Pearse Oration Re-enactment Glasnevin Cemetery 
Museum To be confirmed
20-03-2013 To 03-
11-2013 The Robert Emmet Experience Dublin €12.00 - €18.00
19-04-2013 To 01-
09-2013 I Know You IMMA @ NCH Free
01-06-2013 To 28-
09-2013 The Complete Walking Tour Pat Liddy's Walking 
Tours of Dublin From €13.00
06-06-2013 To 19-
12-2013 Bodhran ExperienceTM Comhaltas Ceoltoiri 
Eireann From €6.00
11-06-2013 To 10-
12-2013 Milestones of Medieval Dublin Wood Quay Free
13-06-2013 To 15-
08-2013 Bulmers Live at Leopardstown in 2013 Leopardstown 
Racecourse €15.00
15-06-2013 To 29-
09-2013
From Galway to Leenane: Perceptions 
of Landscape
National Gallery of 
Ireland Free
16-06-2013 To 31-
08-2013
Mr Joyce Is Leaving Paris, by Tom 
Gallacher Dublin From €15.00
21-06-2013 To 02-
08-2013 On Yer Bike with Dalkey’s Writers Dalkey Castle and 
Heritage Centre €8.00
21-06-2013 To 03-
08-2013 PhotoIreland Festival 2013 National 
Photographic Archive Free
22-06-2013 To 25-
08-2013 Cloud Illusions I Recall Irish Museum of 
Modern Art To be confirmed
22-06-2013 To 29-
09-2013 Shades of Grey: Painting without Colour National Gallery of 
Ireland Free
Events in Dublin :
July
At a Glance:
-Riverdance (27th June – 1
st September)
-10 Days in Dublin Festival (4
th – 13th)
-Street Performance World Championship (12th – 14th)
-Longitude (19th – 21st)
-The Vodafone Comedy Festival (25
th – 28th)Date Title Venue Cost
26-06-2013 To 01-
09-2013 Summer of Heritage Dun Laoghaire Free
27-06-2013 To 01-
09-2013 Riverdance Gaiety Theatre From €25.00
29-06-2013 To 31-
07-2013 Summer Activity Sheet- Summer Sun
National Museum of 
Ireland - Natural 
History
Free
01-07-2013 To 31-
07-2013 Family Activity Area: Come Fly With Me
National Museum of 
Ireland - Decorative 
Arts & History
Free
01-07-2013 To 31-
07-2013 PhotoIreland Festival 2013 Dublin To be confirmed
02-07-2013 To 02-
07-2013
Connections, Relationships & 
Opportunities when Ireland Reaches 
Out
National Library of 
Ireland Free
02-07-2013 To 02-
07-2013
Jackie Daly and Matt Cranitch in 
Concert Dublin From €12.00
02-07-2013 To 02-
07-2013
Jackie Daly Button Accordion Master 
Class Dublin €80.00
02-07-2013 To 02-
07-2013 Matt Cranitch Fiddle Master Class Dublin €80.00
02-07-2013 To Going 
On The Stedfast Band in Concert St. Anne's Church €5.00
03-07-2013 To 03-
07-2013 Branford Marsalis Quartet National Concert Hall From €36.00
04-07-2013 To 13-
07-2013 10 Days In Dublin Festival 2013 Dublin To be confirmed
04-07-2013 To 11-
07-2013 CEAD Art Exhibition National College Of 
Art And Design Free
04-07-2013 To 06-
07-2013 Giselle- Birmingham Royal Ballet Bord Gáis Energy 
Theatre From €25.00
04-07-2013 To 04-
07-2013 James Kelly & John Blake in Concert Dublin €12.00
04-07-2013 To 04-
07-2013 James Kelly Fiddle Master Class Dublin €80.00
04-07-2013 To 04-
07-2013 John Blake Guitar Master Class Dublin €80.00
04-07-2013 To 04-
07-2013 Runic Riddles! National Museum of 
Ireland - Archaeology Free
04-07-2013 To 31-
07-2013
Shout! The Mod Musical @ Tivoli 
Theatre Tivoli Theatre €25.00
04-07-2013 To 04-
07-2013
Sources for Family Research at the 
Military Archives
National Library of 
Ireland Free
04-07-2013 To 04-
07-2013
The Original Rudeboys - Bulmers Live 
at Leopardstown
Leopardstown 
Racecourse €15.00
04-07-2013 To 07-
07-2013 The Shaolin Warriors Olympia Theatre €23.50
04-07-2013 To 20-
07-2013 Twelfth Night Project Arts Centre
From €14.00Date Title Venue Cost
05-07-2013 To 05-
07-2013 Kenny Rogers The O2 €49.65 - €59.40
06-07-2013 To 06-
07-2013 Aidan Bishop - How You Doin! Draiocht From €10.00
06-07-2013 To 06-
07-2013 Sinead O'Connor National Concert Hall €40, €25 (Choir Balcony)
06-07-2013 To 06-
07-2013
Special Talks: The Fouga Magister in 
Irish Air Corps service 1975-1999
National Museum of 
Ireland - Decorative 
Arts & History
Free
06-07-2013 To 06-
07-2013 The Hidden Film Festival Dundrum Town 
Centre To be confirmed
06-07-2013 To 06-
07-2013 Viking Craft Workshop @ Dublinia Dublinia To be confirmed
07-07-2013 To 07-
07-2013
Leinster GAA Hurling Senior 
Championship 2013 Final Croke Park Stadium To be confirmed
09-07-2013 To 09-
07-2013 Ireland’s Quakers and their records National Library of 
Ireland Free
09-07-2013 To 13-
07-2013 These Halcyon Days @ Civic Theatre Civic Theatre from €10.00
10-07-2013 To 10-
07-2013 Justin Timberlake @ Phoenix Park Phoenix Park From €79.50 
10-07-2013 To 27-
07-2013 Keith Barry: The Dark Side Olympia Theatre From €29.50
10-07-2013 To 10-
07-2013 Public Tour: Bog Bodies National Museum of 
Ireland - Archaeology €2.00 
10-07-2013 To 13-
07-2013 The Family / Heroin Draiocht From €14.00
11-07-2013 To 11-
07-2013 David Howley Guitar Master Class Dublin €80.00
11-07-2013 To 11-
07-2013
Enda Scahill & Martin Howley Banjo 
Master Class Dublin €80.00
11-07-2013 To 11-
07-2013 Fergal Scahill Fiddle Master Class Dublin €80.00
11-07-2013 To 13-
07-2013 Head in a Book Dublin From €7.00
11-07-2013 To 11-
07-2013
Imelda May Live @ The Iveagh 
Gardens The Iveagh Gardens From €40.00
11-07-2013 To 11-
07-2013
Is there a doctor in your house? Family 
history records in the RCPI
National Library of 
Ireland Free
11-07-2013 To 21-
07-2013 Live at The Iveagh Gardens 2013 The Iveagh Gardens Variouos
11-07-2013 To 11-
07-2013
Ryan Sheridan - Bulmers Live at 
Leopardstown
Leopardstown 
Racecourse €15.00
11-07-2013 To 14-
07-2013 Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta Dublin Free
11-07-2013 To 11-
07-2013 We Banjo 3 in Concert Dublin From €12.00
12-07-2013 To 14-
07-2013
Laya Healthcare Street Performance 
World Championship Dublin FreeDate Title Venue Cost
13-07-2013 To 13-
07-2013 Bell x1 @ The Iveagh Gardens The Iveagh Gardens €35.00 (including booking 
fee)
13-07-2013 To 13-
07-2013 The Killers @ Phoenix Park Phoenix Park €61.50 including booking 
fee
13-07-2013 To 13-
07-2013 The Undertones The Village €22.00 incl. booking fee
14-07-2013 To 14-
07-2013
Damien Dempsey @ The Iveagh 
Gardens The Iveagh Gardens €33.50 (including booking 
fee)
14-07-2013 To 14-
07-2013 GAA Leinster Football Finals Croke Park Stadium To be confirmed
14-07-2013 To 14-
07-2013 Mumford & Sons @ Phoenix Park Phoenix Park €61.50 
15-07-2013 To 15-
07-2013 Christy Moore @ Whelan's Whelan's €36.50
15-07-2013 To 20-
07-2013 Michael Buble The O2 €79.50 inclusive of booking 
fee
15-07-2013 To 21-
07-2013 Riverdance – The Gathering Dublin Various
16-07-2013 To 27-
07-2013 Best Man Project Arts Centre From €18.00
16-07-2013 To 16-
07-2013 Paddy Keenan in Concert Dublin From €12.00
16-07-2013 To 16-
07-2013
Paddy Keenan Uilleann Pipes Master 
Class Dublin €80.00
16-07-2013 To 16-
07-2013
The Valuations Office - A Colourful 
Treasure Trove!
National Library of 
Ireland Free
17-07-2013 To 21-
07-2013 The Liberties Festival 2013 The Liberties To be confirmed
18-07-2013 To 18-
07-2013 Cathy Jordan Voice Master Class Dublin €80.00
18-07-2013 To 18-
07-2013 Grizzly Bear The Iveagh Gardens €33.50 (including booking 
fee)
18-07-2013 To 18-
07-2013
Hothouse Flowers - Bulmers Live at 
Leopardstown
Leopardstown 
Racecourse €15.00
18-07-2013 To 18-
07-2013 Rick Epping Harmonica Master Class Dublin €80.00
18-07-2013 To 18-
07-2013 Seamie O'Dowd Guitar Master Class Dublin €80.00
18-07-2013 To 18-
07-2013 The Irish Roots of Jackie Kennedy National Library of 
Ireland Free
18-07-2013 To 18-
07-2013
The Unwanted: Cathy Jordan, Seamie 
O’Dowd & Rick Epping in Concert Dublin From €12.00
19-07-2013 To 19-
07-2013 An Evening with The Chieftains National Concert Hall From €38.00
19-07-2013 To 19-
07-2013 Josh Ritter & The Royal City Band The Iveagh Gardens €33.00
19-07-2013 To 21-
07-2013 Longitude Marlay Park €44.50 - €149.50
20-07-2013 To 20-
07-2013 Beach House & full line-up The Iveagh Gardens €35.00 including booking 
feeDate Title Venue Cost
21-07-2013 To 21-
07-2013
Dublin Marathon Race Series – Fingal 
10km Dublin €23.00
21-07-2013 To 21-
07-2013 Glen Hansard @ The Iveagh Gardens The Iveagh Gardens €35.00 (including booking 
fee)
23-07-2013 To 23-
07-2013
Crowd-sourcing your family tree: how 
social media can help with tracing 
ancestry
National Library of 
Ireland Free
23-07-2013 To 23-
07-2013 John & Tim Lyons & Family in Concert Dublin From €12.00
23-07-2013 To 23-
07-2013 John & Tim Lyons Voice Master Class Dublin €80.00
24-07-2013 To 24-
07-2013
Renée Fleming, soprano; Maciej 
Pikulski, piano National Concert Hall €45.00 - €110.00
25-07-2013 To 25-
07-2013 Ash - Bulmers Live at Leopardstown Leopardstown 
Racecourse €15.00
25-07-2013 To 26-
07-2013 Can I Fit Into This? Smock Alley Theatre €10.00
25-07-2013 To 25-
07-2013 Ireland’s History carved in stone National Library of 
Ireland Free
25-07-2013 To 25-
07-2013
Michelle Mulcahy Concertina Master 
Class Dublin €80.00
25-07-2013 To 25-
07-2013 Mick and Michelle Mulcahy in Concert Dublin From €12.00
25-07-2013 To 25-
07-2013 Mick Mulcahy Accordion Master Class Dublin €80.00
25-07-2013 To 28-
07-2013 The Vodafone Comedy Festival The Iveagh Gardens Various
27-07-2013 To 27-
07-2013 Dublin Mini Maker Faire The Science Gallery Free
27-07-2013 To 28-
07-2013 Ennio Morricone Irish Museum of 
Modern Art €79.50 
28-07-2013 To 28-
07-2013 World Choral Fest National Concert Hall From €15.00
30-07-2013 To 30-
07-2013
Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas in 
Concert Dublin From €12.00
30-07-2013 To 30-
07-2013 Alasdair Fraser Fiddle Master Class Dublin €80.00
30-07-2013 To 30-
07-2013 Natalie Haas Cello Master Class Dublin €80.00
30-07-2013 To 30-
07-2013
Sense of Place through Irish Life and 
Lore
National Library of 
Ireland Free
31-07-2013 To 31-
07-2013 A Midsummer Night's Dream Malahide Castle From €12.00
 
Date Title Venue Cost 
11-09-2012 To 30-08-
2014 
Shackleton Exhibition Dun Laoghaire From €3.00 
07-03-2014 To Going 
On 
Weekly Sunday Jazz Brunch at Café en 
Seine with Stella Bass 
Cafe en Seine Free 
18-12-2012 To 31-
12-2013 
Wicked Wolf Comedy Nights Dublin €5.00 
07-01-2013 To 23-
12-2013 
Loose Trad Sessions 
Uppercross House 
Hotel 
Free 
05-02-2013 To 17-
12-2013 
Quiz Night @ Mother Reilly's 
Uppercross House 
Hotel 
Free 
07-02-2013 To 20-
12-2013 
Trad Sessions @ Mother Reilly's 
Uppercross House 
Hotel 
Free 
06-06-2013 To 19-
12-2013 
Bodhran ExperienceTM 
Comhaltas Ceoltoiri 
Eireann 
€12.00 pps 
11-06-2013 To 10-
12-2013 
Milestones of Medieval Dublin Wood Quay Free 
18-09-2013 To 26-
01-2014 
Leonora Carrington 
Irish Museum of 
Modern Art 
Free 
11-10-2013 To 30-
03-2014 
Costumes Parisiens, fashion plates 
from 1912-1914 
Chester Beatty 
Library 
Free 
17-10-2013 To 12-
12-2013 
S. Pellegrino Cinema Club at Brooks 
Hotel 
Brooks Hotel €10.00 
01-11-2013 To 01-
11-2013 
Billy Joel The O2 To be confirmed 
01-11-2013 To 01-
11-2013 
Delorentos Vicar Street From €10.00 
01-11-2013 To 01-
11-2013 
KT Tunstall Olympia Theatre 
€25.50 including booking 
fee 
02-11-2013 To 02-
11-2013 
Constructing the View: Conversations 
between photography and architecture. 
Irish Museum of 
Modern Art 
To be confirmed 
02-11-2013 To 02-
11-2013 
Lloyd Cole (solo acoustic show) Vicar Street €25.00 incl. booking fee 
03-11-2013 To 03-
11-2013 
Leo Sayer Olympia Theatre 
€33.00 inclusive of booking 
fee 
03-11-2013 To 03-
11-2013 
Lumiere and Damien O’Kane The Workman's Club €14.00 
06-11-2013 To 07-
11-2013 
Beatle Mal Smock Alley Theatre From €10.00 
07-11-2013 To 07-
11-2013 
Bo Burnham Vicar Street €22.00 
Events in Dublin : 
November 
At a Glance: 
- Dublin Beatles Festival (7
th
 – 10th) 
- Dublin Book Festival (14th
 – 17th) 
- Glen Hansard (26th) 
- Wicked- The Hit Musical (27
th
 November – 18th
 January) 
 
 

Car Boot Sales – Tallaght

08:00 – 12:00, Sat 31 May

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/

Bloom Fringe – Gardening-related events

09:00, Sat 31 May

Dublin (various locations)

Over the June Bank Holiday weekend “Bloom in the Park”, the big gardening event in Phoenix Park, will take place and related, but unconnected a new gardening event has been created that will happen for the first time this year. The event is called “Bloom Fringe” and will consist of a large number of events with a gardening theme.

Bloom Fringe is a collective of the most creative enthusiasts and professionals to showcase works from the world of gardening, sustainability, architecture, food, fashion and more. The garden-related events will take place in pop-up venues in parks, gardens, lane-ways and Dublin City Centre as well as in permanent venues such as cafés, shops etc.

So, if you are interested in garden-related events, have a look at www.bloomfringe.com/events.html There are talks, garden tours, design pop up installations, food trails, urban farms, seed swaps, workshops and new publishing cooperatives. A map and (too) high-level programme overview in PDF can be downloaded here.

Most events will be free.

www.bloomfringe.com

Honest2Goodness Food Market

09:30 – 16:00, Sat 31 May

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 31 May

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 31 May

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 31 May

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

Bealtaine Festival 2014

10:00, Sat 31 May

Dublin (various locations)

Every year in May, the Bealtaine Festival takes place. It is called a festival “celebrating creativity as we age”. From dance to cinema, painting to theatre, Bealtaine showcases the talents and creativity of both first-time and professional older artists.

Each year, Age & Opportunity invites local authorities, arts centres, libraries, Active Retirement groups, care settings, community groups and clubs, associations from every part of the country to run Bealtaine events and it is a popular month-long festival with lots and lots of events: www.bealtaine.com/bealtaine-2014/programme/listing/Dublin

There are events taking place nearly every day in May, so have a look at the programme if you are an ageing creative person. :-)

bealtaine.com/bealtaine-2014/programme/listing/Dublin

Belgard Weekend Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 31 May

Belgard Road, Dublin 24

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

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

www.facebook.com/belgardmarket

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 31 May

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 31 May

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/

Stables Market

10:00 – 18:00, Sat 31 May

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 31 May

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

Woman’s World

10:00 – 18:00, Sat 31 May

RDS, Simmonscourt Complex, Simmonscourt Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

The Woman’s World show is taking place again and I am told it is the 17th year of this event!

With exhibitors and experts from the worlds of Fashion, Health, Food, Beauty and Hair, Women’s Health and Fitness, Wellbeing it is the largest show for Women in Ireland. Over 30,000 women are expected over the weekend (and it helps that every Women’s Mini Marathon participant in Dublin has to go there to collect race number etc).

In addition to the exhibition, there will be pamper zones, health checks, cooking demonstrations, fashion and styling advise, fitness zones and live catwalk shows over the 3 days.

The event will run on Fri (12:00-20:00), Sat (10:00-18:00) and Sun (11:00-18:00). Admission is free if you register here.

www.womansworldshow.com/

Blackrock Market

11:00 – 17:30, Sat 31 May

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

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

www.blackrockmarket.com/

Dublin Port Riverfest

11:00 – 18:00, Sat 31 May

North Wall Quay, Dublin 1

The Dublin Port Riverfest is taking place on North Wall Quay this bank holiday weekend from Saturday until Monday.

There will be 3 tall ships and four schooners visiting for the weekend, the Jeannie Johnston Tall Ship will let you visit the ship for free and Dublin Tug Boats Shackleton & Beaufort will perform Tug Boat Dances.

On land you will encounter an Open Air Food & Crafts Market, street performers, music from shanty singers and others, face painting and carnival attractions, children’s art & circus workshops. There will be pirate re-enactments, exhibitions in the CHQ Building, Customs Sniffer Dog Demonstrations and daily performances by the Sukhishvlli Georgian Dancers and Rustavi Georgian Singers on an outdoor stage.

Admission is free.

A downloadable programme (in PDF) can be found here. And on the website, you will find the programme here.

Some of the scheduled highlights on Saturday are:

12:30 Children’s Choir / 13:30 Rustavi Georgian Singers / 14:10 Tugboat Dance / 14:30 High Wire Aerial Acts / 15:00 Pirate Re-enactment / 15:30 Georgian Children’s Dance Group / 16:00 High Wire Aerial Acts / 16:30 Sukhishvili Georgian Dancers

www.dublinriverfest.com

Runic Riddles

11:00 – 13:00, Sat 31 May

National Museum, Kildare Street (Archaeology), Dublin 2

THis is a Drop-in activity for Ages 6+:

“The Vikings liked to tell stories called sagas about their gods and other mysterious creatures. They also wrote with special symbols called runes. Can you work out the secrets of the Viking sagas by deciphering our runic riddles?”

Admission is free. Located in the Learning Resource Room (1st floor). No booking required.

www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx?eventID=4329

The Ferocious Mingle Marcade

11:00 – 18:00, Sat 31 May

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

Yoga in Phoenix Park

11:00 – 12:00, Sat 31 May

Bandstand (behind the Tea Room, near the Zoo), Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

This will be the fifth year for “Yoga in the Park”, a brilliant initiative for a very worthy cause: From May until September, Tine fromwww.aditiyoga.org/ and her team of teachers invite to an hour of Yoga in Phoenix Park every Saturday. No booking is required.

The class is donation based, but all proceeds go to the Dublin Simon Community, a charity that does invaluable work for the homeless people in Dublin and the suggested donation for this very good cause is EUR 5.

Just bring a mat or a towel, some water and (hopefully) even some sun protection to the class. Should the weather be bad, the bandstand will be shelter or even training location. The training is suitable for all levels, so even total beginners are very welcome.

www.facebook.com/AditiYogaDublin

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Sat 31 May

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

FAT – Science Gallery Exhibition

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 31 May

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

The newest Science Gallery exhibition has the theme “FAT – It’s Delicious” and it will run from 16 May – 29 Jun. The exhibition is a “lab in the gallery” event, which means that it is not just an exhibition to watch, but there are some interaction and real research elements to the exhibition.

The exhibition will show you the good and and the bad sides of fat. There will be soap that has been made from human fat (gained during a liposuction), animal fat is being cured in alcohol and a delicious meal will be made from it at one of the events, the benefits of plant oils are mentioned and the risks of obesity are pointed out. In addition you can contribute to research through tests and experiments about BMI, agility, body image and blood quality.

I like lab in the gallery events because it is not “just” an exhibition but you also are invited (you don’t have to!) to contribute to research. Kids will get the exhibition, but need some help from the parents with it. You should definitely bring them! However, kids will not be able to do the research elements and might get bored, so plan your trip well.

As always I strongly recommend to have a look at the exhibition, but you only have until 29 June!

Admission is free and opening hours are Tues-Fri 12:00-20:00 and Sat+Sun 12:00-18:00.

www.sciencegallery.com/fat

Forbidden Fruit and the City – Gigs

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 31 May

Dublin (various locations)

Forbidden Fruit is the (non-free) festival at the Irish Museum od Modern Art this weekend. Headliners are The Flaming Lips, 2 Many DJs and Bell X1.

But even if you will not afford yourself the tickets for Forbidden Fruit, you can benefit from the event because for the first time this year, there will be a 2-day “Forbidden Fruit in the city” music trail, which is completely free.

A total of 20 bands have been chosen from last year’s Hard Working Class Heroes festival and they will perform acoustic sets in venues like Twisted Pepper, The Church and HMV Grafton Street.

I wasn’t able to find a simple schedule on any website for this music trail, so I am attempting to include it here. I am not sure if it will be readable, but it is the best I can do:

12:00 HMV Grafton Street ———— Sat: Elastic Sleep ———– Sun: Anderson
12:30 Rothar Cafe, Fade Street———Sat: Jethro Pickett———-Sun: dREA
13:00 Pitt Brothers, Georges Street——Sat: The Hard Ground——Sun: Tell no Foxx
13:30 Fallon and Byrne, Exchequer Street–Sat: The Vincents———Sun: Fallen Rule
14:00 Gutter Bookshop, Cow’s Lane—–Sat: Biggles —————-Sun: Conor Walsh
14:30 Dublin Ink, Cows Lane————-Sat: Joshua Burnside——-Sun: DOGGS
15:00 Twisted Pepper, Middle Abbey St–Sat: Sleep McEvox———-Sun: Kobina
15:30 The Church, Jervis street———–Sat: The Pale—————Sun: The Crayon Set
16:00 Dice Bar, Queen’s Street———–Sat: Frankenstein Bolts—–Sun: Floorstaff
16:30 Heuston Station, St. Johns Road—Sat: I heart the Monster Hero –Sun: Skelocrats
17:00 Hilton Hotel, Kilmainham———-Sat: replete—————–Sun: kara kara

forbiddenfruit.ie/forbiddenfruitandthecity

Ha’penny Flea Market

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 31 May

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/

Kevin Sheedy – Book Signing

12:30, Sat 31 May

Eason, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

Everton and Republic of Ireland legend Kevin Sheedy will be in Eason O’connell Street for an Author event to promote his new book “So Good I Did It Twice”. Admission is free.

www.easonedition.com/category/events/

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Sat 31 May

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/

Magic in the Chester Beatty Library

13:10, Sat 31 May

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

The InFocus Tour “Magic in the Chester Beatty Library” with Brian O’Neill will take place. Meeting point is in the atriuam of the library, but only the first 15 participants will be able to come on that tour. Admission is free and no booking required.

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

“My Favourites” – Walking Tour

14:00 – 16:30, Sat 31 May

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

Green Ribbon

14:00 – 17:30, Sat 31 May

Outhouse, 105 Capel Street, Dublin 1

The Green Ribbon is an international symbol for challenging the stigma of mental health problems and in Dublin the LGBT community is inviting to an event (that is not limited to LGBT people) to promote mental health discussions.

There will be Massage and Reiki, a Bake Off, speed-friending session, Nutrition and Mental Health Talk and more.

Admission is free and more details can be found on the website below.

www.dublinlesbianline.ie/dll-and-gni-green-ribbon-series-finale-may-31st.html

Jazz: Kevin Morrow + Myles Drennan

14:00 – 16:30, Sat 31 May

Powerscourt Centre, 59 South William Street, Dublin 2

Jazz Duo Kevin Morrow (vocals) and Myles Drennan (piano) will perform songs from the American Songbook, as well from their Latin jazz catalogue. Admission is free.

www.powerscourtcentre.com/

The Barley Mob / The Young Folk – In-store Event

15:00, Sat 31 May

HMV Grafton Street, Dublin 2

The Young Folk will be in HMV Grafton Street at 15:00 and they will be followed by The Barley Mob at 15:30.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/HMVIreland/events

Cornucopia – Live Music

19:30 – 21:30, Sat 31 May

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

Saturday Night Live

20:00 – 22:30, Sat 31 May

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 31 May

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

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Sat 31 May

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

Lenin and Lionel – Gig

21:30, Sat 31 May

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

Lenin and Lionel perform their own original music and covers from Simon and Garfunkel, The Beatles, Don Mclean, John Denver. Admission is free.

www.dublinsessions.ie/motherreillys.html

Whistle – Gig

21:30, Sat 31 May

Big’s Bar, Ellis Quay, Dublin 7

Whistle, a six-piece Dublin band will play a live and totally unplugged gig on Saturday. Whistle play a soulful collection of Americana style folk and rock songs, with both originals and covers in the mix. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/Whistle.The.Band

Kate’s Party / Bi tch Falcon – Gigs

22:30, Sat 31 May

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Kate’s Party and Bit ch Falcon will perform in Whelan’s Midnight Hour from 00:00. To get in for free, you have to be there by 22:30 or have to sign up for the guest list on the website below.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/midnight-hour-w-kates-party-bitch-falcon/


Merchants Market

10:00 – 16:30, Sun 01 Jun

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/

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 01 Jun

Jamestown Market, 90 Jamestown Road, Inchicore, Dublin 8

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

www.jamestownmarket.com

Merrion Square Open Air Gallery

10:00 – 18:30, Sun 01 Jun

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 01 Jun

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.

Woman’s World

10:00 – 18:00, Sun 01 Jun

RDS, Simmonscourt Complex, Simmonscourt Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

The Woman’s World show is taking place again and I am told it is the 17th year of this event!

With exhibitors and experts from the worlds of Fashion, Health, Food, Beauty and Hair, Women’s Health and Fitness, Wellbeing it is the largest show for Women in Ireland. Over 30,000 women are expected over the weekend (and it helps that every Women’s Mini Marathon participant in Dublin has to go there to collect race number etc).

In addition to the exhibition, there will be pamper zones, health checks, cooking demonstrations, fashion and styling advise, fitness zones and live catwalk shows over the 3 days.

The event will run on Fri (12:00-20:00), Sat (10:00-18:00) and Sun (11:00-18:00). Admission is free if you register here.

www.womansworldshow.com/

Dublin Port Riverfest

11:00 – 18:00, Sun 01 Jun

North Wall Quay, Dublin 1

The Dublin Port Riverfest is taking place on North Wall Quay this bank holiday weekend from Saturday until Monday.

There will be 3 tall ships and four schooners visiting for the weekend, the Jeannie Johnston Tall Ship will let you visit the ship for free and Dublin Tug Boats Shackleton & Beaufort will perform Tug Boat Dances.

On land you will encounter an Open Air Food & Crafts Market, street performers, music from shanty singers and others, face painting and carnival attractions, children’s art & circus workshops. There will be pirate re-enactments, exhibitions in the CHQ Building, Customs Sniffer Dog Demonstrations and daily performances by the Sukhishvlli Georgian Dancers and Rustavi Georgian Singers on an outdoor stage.

Admission is free.

A downloadable programme (in PDF) can be found here. And on the website, you will find the programme here.

Some of the scheduled highlights on Sunday are:

12:00 Children’s Choir / 13:00 Rustavi Georgian Singers / 13:30-15:00 Howth 17 Sailboat Races / 14:30 High Wire Aerial Acts
3pm Tugboat Dance / 15:00 Georgian Children’s Dance Group / 15:30 Pirate Re-enactment / 16:00 High Wire Aerial Acts / 16:30 Sukhishvili Georgian Dancers

www.dublinriverfest.com

Dun Laoghaire Market

11:00 – 16:00, Sun 01 Jun

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/

Longmile Road Markets

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 01 Jun

Long Mile Road, Dublin 12

There seem to be TWO weekly markets on Long Mile Road and both are very close to each other. One is behind Wigoders on Long Mile Road (across the road from Aldi). It hosts more than 50 stalls and there is also a Cafe on site.www.facebook.com/WigodersLongmileMarket And the other one is just on the other side of the road, next to Aldi.www.facebook.com/TheLongMileRdMarket

Palestrina Choir

11:00, Sun 01 Jun

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

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

www.procathedral.ie/music/this-week

Pure Vintage Fair

11:00 – 17:30, Sun 01 Jun

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

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

www.facebook.com/purevintagefair01

Terenure Village Market

11:00 – 16:00, Sun 01 Jun

Caffrey Motors, Terenure Road North, Terenure, Dublin 6

The Terenure Village Market will take place again on Sunday. There will be live music, irish dancing, and kids entertainment (e.g. face painters, balloon makers or magician) and over 20 food and craft stalls. The market takes place every 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/terenurevillagemarket

The Ferocious Mingle Marcade

11:00 – 18:00, Sun 01 Jun

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 01 Jun

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 01 Jun

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/

D-light Market Party

12:00 – 18:00, Sun 01 Jun

D-light Studios, 46 North Great Clarence Street, Dublin 1

After the success of the previous market parties, D-light studios are inviting to another one. People can browse through stalls with cool, original, hand made products, art, clothes, books and even furniture and you can listen to live music, a DJ and relax having a drink, dancing or watching a movie. (You can bring your own drinks: BYOB)

Kids cinema, live band “D-Buskers”, pop up Café and gourmet food will keep you busy. Admission is free.
www.facebook.com/events/1479610525606221/

www.d-lightstudios.com

FAT – Science Gallery Exhibition

12:00 – 18:00, Sun 01 Jun

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

The newest Science Gallery exhibition has the theme “FAT – It’s Delicious” and it will run from 16 May – 29 Jun. The exhibition is a “lab in the gallery” event, which means that it is not just an exhibition to watch, but there are some interaction and real research elements to the exhibition.

The exhibition will show you the good and and the bad sides of fat. There will be soap that has been made from human fat (gained during a liposuction), animal fat is being cured in alcohol and a delicious meal will be made from it at one of the events, the benefits of plant oils are mentioned and the risks of obesity are pointed out. In addition you can contribute to research through tests and experiments about BMI, agility, body image and blood quality.

I like lab in the gallery events because it is not “just” an exhibition but you also are invited (you don’t have to!) to contribute to research. Kids will get the exhibition, but need some help from the parents with it. You should definitely bring them! However, kids will not be able to do the research elements and might get bored, so plan your trip well.

As always I strongly recommend to have a look at the exhibition, but you only have until 29 June!

Admission is free and opening hours are Tues-Fri 12:00-20:00 and Sat+Sun 12:00-18:00.

www.sciencegallery.com/fat

Forbidden Fruit and the City – Gigs

12:00 – 18:00, Sun 01 Jun

Dublin (various locations)

Forbidden Fruit is the (non-free) festival at the Irish Museum od Modern Art this weekend. Headliners are The Flaming Lips, 2 Many DJs and Bell X1.

But even if you will not afford yourself the tickets for Forbidden Fruit, you can benefit from the event because for the first time this year, there will be a 2-day “Forbidden Fruit in the city” music trail, which is completely free.

A total of 20 bands have been chosen from last year’s Hard Working Class Heroes festival and they will perform acoustic sets in venues like Twisted Pepper, The Church and HMV Grafton Street.

I wasn’t able to find a simple schedule on any website for this music trail, so I am attempting to include it here. I am not sure if it will be readable, but it is the best I can do:

12:00 HMV Grafton Street ———— Sat: Elastic Sleep ———– Sun: Anderson
12:30 Rothar Cafe, Fade Street———Sat: Jethro Pickett———-Sun: dREA
13:00 Pitt Brothers, Georges Street——Sat: The Hard Ground——Sun: Tell no Foxx
13:30 Fallon and Byrne, Exchequer Street–Sat: The Vincents———Sun: Fallen Rule
14:00 Gutter Bookshop, Cow’s Lane—–Sat: Biggles —————-Sun: Conor Walsh
14:30 Dublin Ink, Cows Lane————-Sat: Joshua Burnside——-Sun: DOGGS
15:00 Twisted Pepper, Middle Abbey St–Sat: Sleep McEvox———-Sun: Kobina
15:30 The Church, Jervis street———–Sat: The Pale—————Sun: The Crayon Set
16:00 Dice Bar, Queen’s Street———–Sat: Frankenstein Bolts—–Sun: Floorstaff
16:30 Heuston Station, St. Johns Road—Sat: I heart the Monster Hero –Sun: Skelocrats
17:00 Hilton Hotel, Kilmainham———-Sat: replete—————–Sun: kara kara

forbiddenfruit.ie/forbiddenfruitandthecity

Made by Hand – Market

12:00 – 17:00, Sun 01 Jun

Viva, 27 South Richmond Street, Portobello

“Made by Hand” or “Hecho a manos” is a new Sunday weekly market in Viva, Portobello with most things made by hand and some vintage clothing and curiosities too. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/623874574328582

Mother Redcap’s Indoor Market

12:00 – 17:30, Sun 01 Jun

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

Sunday at Noon

12:00 – 13:00, Sun 01 Jun

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 “Handprint: Before and Beyond 2″ with Therese Fahy, piano.

www.hughlane.ie/past-sunday-concerts/1125-sundaysnoon-handprint-2

How? – Science and Technology Family Event

13:00 – 17:00, Sun 01 Jun

Shanganagh Park, Shankill, Co. Dublin

Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown Events Department, dlr events, is inviting to a brand new science and technology family event this Sunday, when Shanganagh Park becomes a Science Park. The event will be a fun and educational day out for all the family centred around science and technology.

Experts will demonstrate how the world works using science and technology through games, experiments and shows.

The School of Irish Archaeology will run a Big Dig interactive attraction. Imaginosity will present their Mad Scientist Show with scientific content and concepts specially designed for children aged 4+. At science workshops you can conduct your own experiments. In a Robot zone you can learn all about the technology of Robotics including computer aided design, electronic and mechanical engineering, physics, computer science, maths and practical skills. CoderDojo Dun Laoghaire will be at the event running free open source, coding (programming) sessions for 5-17 year olds. (Limited places – first come first served. If you want to take part, bring your own laptop.) Try out Minecraft to test your skills in designing and creating structures, with the best designs displayed afterwards on a big screen. (To participate bring a laptop and register for a Minecraft account before the day atwww.minecraft.net/

Sounds like a cool and interesting event for curious kids and youths!

Admission is free.

www.dlrevents.ie/how.html

Dublin Sketchers – Sunday Meet-up

14:00, Sun 01 Jun

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 01 Jun

Café en Seine, Dawson Street, Dublin 2

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

www.stellabass.com

Family Drawing Sundays

14:30 – 16:30, Sun 01 Jun

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

Summer Sunday Session

15:00, Sun 01 Jun

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

“This is a great opportunity for talented musicians, performers and songwriters from the area to meet in an informal setting to jam together in a relaxed environment. (Admission is free). The theatre will be open for all performers and listeners, but, if the sun is shining, we’ll be outside under the shade of the red chestnut tree. Musicians of all levels with all instruments are encouraged to join in, and listeners are most welcome. The Cottage Café will be open for refreshments and the Jim Kilgarriff exhibition will be open to viewers all day in our Easter Snow Gallery with free admission.”

www.seamusenniscentre.com/

Sunshine Cafe – Sunday Jazz

15:00 – 18:00, Sun 01 Jun

Sunshine Cafe, 107 Lower George’s St, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

A weekly Jazz gig will take place in the Sunshine Cafe for your Sunday afternoon entertainment. The Jazzwise Duo (piano and double bass) play classic jazz including Broadway standards, Bossa Nova, Blues etc

Brian Keary plays Classical Guitar

16:00 – 17:00, Sun 01 Jun

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

LJJ Band – Cafe en Seine

18:00 – 20:00, Sun 01 Jun

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 01 Jun

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 01 Jun

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 line-up in short: Scorpion Jack, 4 Men & a Bass, Menic, Oki’s Wagon and Houdini Band
www.facebook.com/events/812108128799574

www.facebook.com/saucy.sundays

Trinity Latino Party

19:00, Sun 01 Jun

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

Elvis Social Night

19:30, Sun 01 Jun

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

The next “Elvis Social Night” takes place at the The Church Restaurant & Bar.

Ireland’s best Elvis performer, Kevin Doyle, will perform with some members of his “The Way It Was” band to celebrate 10th Anniversary of “Elvis Past, Present and Future”, a huge show in the Point Theatre in Dublin, that – for the first time ever – brought Elvis’ band, the TCB Band on the same stage as his backing choir, The Jordanaires.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/KevinDoyleElvis

BBQ in Odeon – Social Life Dublin

20:00, Sun 01 Jun

Odeon Bar, 57 Harcourt Street, Dublin 2

An event with a free BBQ and some bubbly on arrival has been organised by Social Life Dublin, who “organise friendly events around Personal Development, Travel, Comedy and the Arts in General around Dublin”. Each guest will get one item from the grill for free and additional items will be available for EUR 5 per item.

All details about the event can be found on the website below. Admission is free, but booking is required.

www.sociallifedublin.com/odeonbbq/

Sunday Roast

20:00, Sun 01 Jun

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.

Oddly, the line-up for the upcoming Sunday Roast is NOT available via the Sunday Roast Facebook Page. The guys from Sunday Roast want to surprise you. But what if people won’t come because they don’t know who will perform?

www.facebook.com/thesundayroast

Apollo Sessions

20:30, Sun 01 Jun

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 01 Jun

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

The Dublin Blues Cartel – Gig

20:30, Sun 01 Jun

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-24/

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 00:00, Sun 01 Jun

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 01 Jun

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 01 Jun

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 01 Jun

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 01 Jun

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

Moo! – Gig

22:00, Sun 01 Jun

Arthur’s Pub, 28 Thomas Street, Dublin 8

A Forbidden Fruit after party with Moo! takes place in Arthur’s Pub. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/ArthursPub

Bank Holiday Monday

09:00, Mon 02 Jun

Dublin (various locations)

Ahhh, another bank holiday. I love them! More time to enjoy events or to relax and recover! Make the most of this one, because the next one won’t be until August.

The weather forecast – at the time of writing this – is very poitive. We know, this could change ten more times until then, but I am very hopeful.

Nearly all shops in the city centre and in the main shopping centres will be open, public transport is however on a weekend schedule. Park & Display will not be enforced, so on-street parking is free. If you need to travel somewhere between Merrion Square, Booterstown, UCD and St. Stephen’s Green, be aware that the Woman’s Mini Marthon is taking place today, so severe traffic limitations will apply in this area.

Have a great day off!

Dublin Port Riverfest

11:00 – 18:00, Mon 02 Jun

North Wall Quay, Dublin 1

The Dublin Port Riverfest is taking place on North Wall Quay this bank holiday weekend from Saturday until Monday.

There will be 3 tall ships and four schooners visiting for the weekend, the Jeannie Johnston Tall Ship will let you visit the ship for free and Dublin Tug Boats Shackleton & Beaufort will perform Tug Boat Dances.

On land you will encounter an Open Air Food & Crafts Market, street performers, music from shanty singers and others, face painting and carnival attractions, children’s art & circus workshops. There will be pirate re-enactments, exhibitions in the CHQ Building, Customs Sniffer Dog Demonstrations and daily performances by the Sukhishvlli Georgian Dancers and Rustavi Georgian Singers on an outdoor stage.

Admission is free.

A downloadable programme (in PDF) can be found here. And on the website, you will find the programme here.

Some of the scheduled highlights on Monday are:

12:30 Children’s Choir / 13:30 Rustavi Georgian Singers / 14:30 High Wire Aerial Acts / 15:00 Tugboat Dance / 15:30 Pirate Re-enactment / 16:00 Parade of Sail – Ships Leaving / 16:00 Georgian Children’s Dance Group / 16:30 High Wire Aerial Acts / 17:00 Sukhishvili Georgian Dancers

www.dublinriverfest.com

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Mon 02 Jun

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

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

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Mon 02 Jun

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/

Woman’s Mini Marathon

14:00, Mon 02 Jun

Dublin (various locations)

The Flora Woman’s Mini Marathon is a hugely popular event that takes place every year on the June Bank Holiday. In 2013 the staggering amount of 40,717 women participated.

It is a 10km run/jog/walk/crawl from Baggot Street to Booterstown, then via Nutley Lane to the Stillorgan Dual Carriage Way. The the course takes a little loop towards Stillorgan before it turns back to Donnybrook and the run finishes in Fitzwilliam Street. A map ishere. In previous years the route was somewhat different and the finish was at Stephen’s Green, this has changed!!

It is not a free event and you can’t register for it anyway anymore, but you can still cheer on the participants on Monday. They appreciate your support along the route!

www.florawomensminimarathon.ie

Midsummer Night’s Dream

15:45, Mon 02 Jun

St. Patricks University Hospital, James Street, Dublin 8

Fortune’s Fool productions will perform “Midsummer Night’s Dream” in the Hosptial Gardens of St Patricks University Hospital. The performance is free, children must be accompanied by an adult.

Of you want to go to the performance, watc h out: Oddly, the hospital claims that it is in James Street, but that is incorrect. It really is in Steeven’s Lane, which is the street exclusively used by the Luas to get to Heuston Station.

The performance is part of the Bllom Fringe programme.

fortunesfoolproductions.ie/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/Midsummer-St-Pats-4.pdf

Craft Beer Walking Tour

19:30, Mon 02 Jun

The Beerhouse, 84.5 Capel Street, Dublin 1

A weekly free Craft Beer Walking Tour started last Monday in Dublin. Meeting Point is in the Beerhouse and during the evening you will visit four Craft Beer Pubs. The tour is free and you pay for your own beer.

www.facebook.com/craftbeerdublin

Pleasing Features – Gig Night

19:30, Mon 02 Jun

Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

The Pleasing Features invite to a gig night with

Slouch, The Bonzai Pipeline, The Journals, I am Niamh & Jet Set Radio.

Admission is free.

theworkmansclub.com/index.php/events/pleasing-features-4/

Back Door Sessions – Open Mic Night

20:00, Mon 02 Jun

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 02 Jun

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 Monday Echo

20:00 – 22:30, Mon 02 Jun

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 02 Jun

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 02 Jun

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

Loose – Trad Sessions

21:00 – 23:30, Mon 02 Jun

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 02 Jun

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.


“My Favourites” – Walking Tour

11:00 – 13:00, Tue 03 Jun

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 on Tuesday now as well. It will be an Alternative Arts and Culture Trail and she will bring you to “Dublin’s Best Cafes, Bars, Markets, Unusual Stores, Galleries, Theatres, Arts Spaces, and more! And hear some tales you’ve never heard before!”

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

MythFest: A Festival of Irish Mythology

10:30 – 22:00, Tue 03 Jun

Trinity College, Dublin 2

MythFest (03-07 June) invites you to connect with Ireland’s history and mythology and to immerse yourself in the creatures, characters and colours of ancient Irish legend. MythFest will feature 10 new plays inspired by the stories of ancient Irish mythology and folklore. The plays are repeated every day from Tuesday until Friday.

The main daily event, the play “The Sorrows” has an admission charge of EUR 12/10 and you can buy tickets here.

All other events – and there are lots of them – are free: That’s at least 6 other plays per day and some additional events, e.g. Gardening Workshop, Meditation, Ceili, Spoken Word event, Comedy etc.

The full timetable is here.

The Rose Gardens at Trinity College will be transformed into a festival hub featuring a 150 seat outdoor theatre. The plays will be staged on campus and in venues across the city.

www.mythfest.ie

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Tue 03 Jun

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

Low priced books with free delivery!

13:00, Tue 03 Jun

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 Bookdepository 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 Bookdepository would get, they give back to the Dublin Event Guide. Everybody wins!

www.bookdepository.com?a_aid=dubevg

Carol Quigley (violin) – Lunchtime Recital

13:15, Tue 03 Jun

St Ann’s Church, Dawson Street, Dublin 2

Carol Quigley (violin) will perform in St. Ann’s Church.

Admission is free, Donations are welcome.

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

Green Drinks Dublin – The Misunderstood Moth

18:30, Tue 03 Jun

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

The next monthly “Green Drinks Dublin” will take place on Tuesday. The event is organised by the Irish Wildlife Trust and the topic this month is “The Misunderstood Moth”.

Moths to many of us as small, brown, boring, jumper-munching pests. Come along to find out just how marvellous moths are, how many hundreds of species surround us and the strange and unique roles they play in our ecosystem. Catherine Bertrand will talk about moths, one of the most misunderstood creatures in our backyards. Do bring any photos of caterpillars and/or beasties along if you would like help with identification.

Admission is free, registration via the Facebook events page below or via an e-mail to dublinbranch@iwt.ie is requested. The event will take place on the top floor of Sweetman’s.

 

Ukulele Tuesday

19:45 – 22:00, Tue 03 Jun

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 03 Jun

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

Ben Prevo & friends play saucy Blues & soul every Tuesday

 

Dublin Bluegrass Collective – Gig

20:00, Tue 03 Jun

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

UCD Choral Scholars + friends

20:00, Tue 03 Jun

Newman University Church , 87a St Stephens Green South, Dublin 2

The UCD Choral Scholars, conducted by Dr Desmond Earley are joined by LIU Post Touring Chorus & Chamber Singers, conducted by Mark Shapiro and LIU Post Touring String Ensemble, conducted by Maureen Hynes at a concert.

Admission is free and all are welcome, Donations are welcome.

www.ucd.ie/events/calendar?lang=en&dt=d.en.206300&f=week&d=06/06/2014&sd=Tuesday,03June

The Folk Club

20:30, Tue 03 Jun

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

Jazz Jam Session – Grand Social

21:00, Tue 03 Jun

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

Every Tuesday 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

Phoenix Big Band

21:00 – 23:00, Tue 03 Jun

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


MythFest: A Festival of Irish Mythology

10:30 – 22:00, Wed 04 Jun

Trinity College, Dublin 2

MythFest (03-07 June) invites you to connect with Ireland’s history and mythology and to immerse yourself in the creatures, characters and colours of ancient Irish legend. MythFest will feature 10 new plays inspired by the stories of ancient Irish mythology and folklore. The plays are repeated every day from Tuesday until Friday.

The main daily event, the play “The Sorrows” has an admission charge of EUR 12/10 and you can buy tickets here.

All other events – and there are lots of them – are free: That’s at least 6 other plays per day and some additional events, e.g. Gardening Workshop, Meditation, Ceili, Spoken Word event, Comedy etc.

The full timetable is here.

The Rose Gardens at Trinity College will be transformed into a festival hub featuring a 150 seat outdoor theatre. The plays will be staged on campus and in venues across the city.

www.mythfest.ie

First Wednesday – Free Entrance to OPW Sites

09:00, Wed 04 Jun

Various OPW locations in Dublin

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

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

As you can imagine, this event is very popular and therfore it is strongly recommended to arrive early at the venues. Once the day’s tickets are given out, you will not get access anymore.

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

Phoenix Park Wednesday Walks

11:00 – 12:30, Wed 04 Jun

Farmleigh House, Castleknock end of Phoenix Park, Dublin 15

Wednesday Walks will take place in and around Phoenix Park from every Wednesday from June to December. Weather permitting, walkers will meet at the Phoenix Park Visitor Centre (VC) or Farmleigh House (F) at 11:00. Each walk takes about 90 minutes.

Please check the website below for updates or ring the Phoenix Park Visitor Centre (01 677 0095) or Farmleigh House (01 815 5914) for further information. Admission is free,

The Walks in June are:
04 June: Guided walk through the Furry Glen (F)* (Meet at the gate to Farmleigh Estate)
11 June: Monuments of Phoenix Park (VC)
18 June: Guided Tour of Arbour Hill Cemetery (F)
25 June: Historical Walking Tour to Farmleigh House (VC)

www.farmleigh.ie/events/Title,31298,en.html

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Wed 04 Jun

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

Little Museum – Big J Wednesday

12:00 – 17:00, Wed 04 Jun

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

The Little Museum of Dublin secured sponsorship from Johnston, Mooney & O’Brien until October 2014 and will therefore be able to continue the Big J Wednesday: Every Wednesday from 12:00-17:00 admission into the museum is free thanks to the bread company. There are free guided tours every hour.

www.littlemuseum.ie/

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Wed 04 Jun

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/

Student Piano Concert – St. Ann’s Church

14:30, Wed 04 Jun

St Ann’s Church, Dawson Street, Dublin 2

A student piano concert will take place and admission is free (donations are welcome). I wasn’t able to find out what type of students will perform, though.

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

Havana International Language Exchange

16:30 – 19:30, Wed 04 Jun

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

King Kong Club

20:00, Wed 04 Jun

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.

The list of performers is not yet announced on their Facebook Page and I am not sure if it will be put up there, but check it anyway.

www.facebook.com/TheKingKongClubDublin

The Song Room (open mic)

20:30, Wed 04 Jun

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 04 Jun

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 04 Jun

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 04 Jun

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

The Good Rain – Gig

21:30, Wed 04 Jun

Leeson Lounge, 148 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4

The Good Rain bring their unique brand of indie folk to Dublin promoting their debut album ‘Some Other Plan.’ Admission is free.

 

wwww.thegoodrain.com

Trad Session

21:30, Wed 04 Jun

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

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

The Green Door Market

09:30 – 16:00, Thu 05 Jun

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

MythFest: A Festival of Irish Mythology

10:30 – 22:00, Thu 05 Jun

Trinity College, Dublin 2

MythFest (03-07 June) invites you to connect with Ireland’s history and mythology and to immerse yourself in the creatures, characters and colours of ancient Irish legend. MythFest will feature 10 new plays inspired by the stories of ancient Irish mythology and folklore. The plays are repeated every day from Tuesday until Friday.

The main daily event, the play “The Sorrows” has an admission charge of EUR 12/10 and you can buy tickets here.

All other events – and there are lots of them – are free: That’s at least 6 other plays per day and some additional events, e.g. Gardening Workshop, Meditation, Ceili, Spoken Word event, Comedy etc.

The full timetable is here.

The Rose Gardens at Trinity College will be transformed into a festival hub featuring a 150 seat outdoor theatre. The plays will be staged on campus and in venues across the city.

www.mythfest.ie

Grangegorman Military Cemetery – Tour

11:00, Thu 05 Jun

Grangegorman Cemetery, Blackhorse Avenue, Dublin 7

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

For further information contact phoenixparkvisitorcentre@opw.ie or 01 677 0095

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

The Ferocious Mingle Marcade

11:00 – 18:00, Thu 05 Jun

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 05 Jun

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

Svetlana Rudenko (piano) – Lunchtime Concert

13:15, Thu 05 Jun

St Ann’s Church, Dawson Street, Dublin 2

Svetlana Rudenko (piano) will perform in St. Ann’s Church. Admission is free, donations are welcome.

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

Critical Response – Luke Clancy

18:00, Thu 05 Jun

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

Luke Clancy (independent radio producer-presenter, Soundoable) draws on his research for the RTE Lyric FM series, Culture File and RTE Radio 1 series Sound Stories, to explore sound objects and audible culture, and their places within contemporary practice.

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

www.imma.ie/en/page_236837.htm

Irish Indie Showcase – Tower Records Gigs

18:00, Thu 05 Jun

Tower Records Ireland, 7 Dawson Street, Dublin 2

Tower Records are running an Irish Indie Showcase with
+ Kevin Casey
+ The Furious Haze
+ Buffalo Sunn

Admission is free.

www.towerrecords.ie/competition/497

Saints and Scholars – Exhibition Opening

18:00 – 20:00, Thu 05 Jun

City Assembly House, 58 South William Street, Dublin 2

The Duke Street Gallery is inviting you to the opening of Tom Byrne’s “Saints and Scholars” exhibition on Thurs.
Byrne’s portraits of James Joyce, Samuel Beckett and Seamus Heaney and others celebrate Ireland’s famous literary heroes and the city that inspired them. Also on show will be Byrne’s “Walk through Ulysses”, a large scale masterpiece of painterly technique and craftsmanship. It is the first of its kind to translate Joyce’s “Ulysses” into a visual medium.

Ray Yeates, Dublin City’s Arts Officer, will officially open the show, ‘The Carlow Brewing Company’ will be serving-up their O’Hara’s stout and Renaissance and Early Irish harpist Brenda Malloy will perform.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/dukestreetgallery

Spanish Film Screening: Dias de futbol

18:00, Thu 05 Jun

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

In the new film series “Soccer Stories” at the Instituto Cervantes, the first screening is “Días de fútbol” (2003). Admission is free, the film is in Spanish with English subtitles and it is suitable for Ages 13+.

dublin.cervantes.es/FichasCultura/Ficha94788_16_2.htm

Temple Bar Night Market

18:00 – 22:00, Thu 05 Jun

Temple Bar, Dublin 2

After a successful first year, the Temple Bar Night Market is back this year and thist time there will not just be a few sporadic events, but it will take place every Thursday from 05 June until 28 August.

It is an Arts & Craft Market (and not more – see below!) that will will feature the work of artists & craft makers and street entertainment from music to painting & from dance to workshops.

Last year many people criticised that they missed food stalls at the market and I expect that this won’t change: The market is organised by the Temple Bar Company, an association of the traders in Temple Bar, so it is not in their interest to have competing traders at this market. If you know what to expect, you will hopefully not be disappointed.

www.templebarnightmarket.com/

“My Favourites” – Walking Tour – Night Walk

19:00 – 21:00, Thu 05 Jun

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

Celebration of the Work of Benedict Kiely

19:00 – 20:30, Thu 05 Jun

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

Maurice Harmon, Emeritus Professor of Anglo-Irish Literature at University College Dublin, is a critic, biographer, editor, literary historian and poet and he will deliver talk about the life and writings of Benedict Kiely.

Benedict Kiely, novelist, short story writer, journalist, broadcaster and lecturer, was born in Dromore, County Tyrone in 1919 and died in 2007. Find further details about his live on the website below.

Writer Jack Harte will introduce the evening. Admission is free, donations are welcome.

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

Evening of Classical Piano with Ruya Taner

19:00, Thu 05 Jun

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

“An Evening of Classical Piano with Ruya Taner” will take place. Ruya Taner is one of Turkeys leading pianists. The concert will be followed by a wine reception. Admission is free, but places are limited. To book contact Lisa Fitzsimons, via 01-4070779 orconcert@cbl.ie

 

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

Kurt Weill: From Berlin to Broadway

19:00, Thu 05 Jun

Goethe-Institut, 37 Merrion Square, Dublin 2

Jürgen Schebera talks about the composer of “Mahagonny”, Kurt Weill. Weill’s compositions from his time in New York range from music for a Jewish service to a Broadway production on apartheid in South Africa.

Admission is free, but booking is required via this link.

www.goethe.de/ins/ie/dub/ver/en12819061v.htm

The Art of Boys & Girls – Launch

19:00, Thu 05 Jun

Front Lounge, 33 Parliament Street, Dublin 2

The exhibition entitled The Art of Boys & Girls will showcase the work of artists Abigail Denniston, Paul Delaney, Sarah Edmonsdon, Steve Kelly and Barry Keegan; and will feature a range of media including painting, photography and digital output.

The exhibition is an official event of Dublin Pride 2014. ‘The Art of Boys and Girls’ explores themes relating to gender, alienation, and social roles. The show will be opened by Jason Flynn, the Chairperson of Dublin Pride, and 10% of proceeds from the exhibition is being donated to the LGBT festival,

The exhibition will run until the end of June. Admission is free.

Bal Folk – European Folk Dance Session

20:00, Thu 05 Jun

Tap Bar, 44 North King Street, Dublin 7

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

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

Dimestore Recordings presents

20:00, Thu 05 Jun

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 05 Jun

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

The Bonny Men – Gig

21:00, Thu 05 Jun

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

Trad/Folk band “The Bonny Men” perform in Mother Reilly’s. Admission is free.

www.dublinsessions.ie/motherreillys.html

Left, Right & Centre – Blues+Soul

21:30, Thu 05 Jun

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 05 Jun

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

The Green Door Market

09:30 – 16:00, Fri 06 Jun

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

MythFest: A Festival of Irish Mythology

10:30 – 22:00, Fri 06 Jun

Trinity College, Dublin 2

MythFest (03-07 June) invites you to connect with Ireland’s history and mythology and to immerse yourself in the creatures, characters and colours of ancient Irish legend. MythFest will feature 10 new plays inspired by the stories of ancient Irish mythology and folklore. The plays are repeated every day from Tuesday until Friday.

The main daily event, the play “The Sorrows” has an admission charge of EUR 12/10 and you can buy tickets here.

All other events – and there are lots of them – are free: That’s at least 6 other plays per day and some additional events, e.g. Gardening Workshop, Meditation, Ceili, Spoken Word event, Comedy etc.

The full timetable is here.

The Rose Gardens at Trinity College will be transformed into a festival hub featuring a 150 seat outdoor theatre. The plays will be staged on campus and in venues across the city.

www.mythfest.ie

The Ferocious Mingle Marcade

11:00 – 18:00, Fri 06 Jun

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

Get Active: Art Making Workshop

11:30, Fri 06 Jun

Dublin Castle, Dame Street, Dublin 2

This is an Art Making Workshop for the Active Retired: Engage and respond to the history, buildings and collections of Dublin Castle led by Artist Debbie Chapman. No previous experience or skills necessary!

The event is limited to 15 participants. It is not clearly stated on the website if this is a free events or if there is an admission charge, but there is a good chance that it either is free or at least very low priced.

For further information and to book a place contact Melissa Nolan by email or phone (01) 6772255

www.templebar.ie/calendar/event/get-active-art-making-workshop

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Fri 06 Jun

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

Support the Dublin Event Guide – Buy your books here!

13:00, Fri 06 Jun

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 Bookdepository 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 Bookdepository would get, they give back to the Dublin Event Guide. Everybody wins!

www.bookdepository.com?a_aid=dubevg

Chester Beatty – Arabic Tour

15:00, Fri 06 Jun

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

An Intercultural Tours in Arabic with Karma El Shawa will take place. Admission is free and no booking required.

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

Cornucopia – Live Music

19:30 – 21:30, Fri 06 Jun

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

Women Who Rock Weekend – Gigs

20:00, Fri 06 Jun

Oscar’s Cafe Bar, Smithfield Square, Dublin 7

“Women Who Rock” will be a weekend (Fri + Sat) full of women who are singers and songwriters working very hard in making a dent in the Irish music industry. Women Who Rock have been showcasing their talents for over a year in various established music venues around the country, most recently in Kilkenny and Drogheda.

Many genres will be played during the weekend including folk, pop, soul, soft rock, americana, country and many more original sounds.

The line-up on Fri is:
Sandii Jane, Kim Hayden, Caroline Reel, Clara Rose, Davina Brady, Michelle Revins.
On Sat the performers will be:
Nella Dwyer, “Grenade”, Canci Song, Sandie Mc Cabe, i am niamh, Siobhan Mckenna

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1409483466001159

Electric Fridays – Open Mic

21:00, Fri 06 Jun

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 06 Jun

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 06 Jun

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




 

Dublin Mountains Partnership – Guided Walks

TBA

The guided walks for June are not announced yet at the time of writing this, but the Dublin Mountain Partnership runs walks every month, all are free and are all of varying difficulty. Check the website in a few days, I expect it will be updated by Tuesday at the latest.

Have a look at the Dublin Mountain Partnership website for all details and make sure you register in time if you want to take part.
All details can be found on www.dublinmountains.ie/news/upcoming_events/?no_cache=1 All walks are free, but pre-registration is required.

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