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The newest Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) below was posted on 15 June 2024:


Dublin Event Guide 867: Are “Bloomies” like “Trekkies”? – Cruinniú na nÓg, Bloomsday Festival, Soapbox Science

Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events)

Are “Bloomies” like “Trekkies”?

Cruinniú na nÓg, Bloomsday Festival, Soapbox Science

Hi!!

Thanks for all the good wishes to the 17th birthday of the Dublin Event Guide. I appreciate all your messages. If you missed last week’s edition, it was the 17th birthday edition because I started the “Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events)” in early June of 2007.

A HUGE thanks also for the generous donations/birthday presents for the Dublin Event Guide. I didn’t ask for any “birthday presents”, but so many felt they wanted to contribute to the cost, to ensure that this weekly newsletter will continue as long as possible. I have to admit that it is moving to see that that crazy idea 17 years ago still reaches 10s of thousands of people week after week.

The European Football Championship has started last night and many will be glued to the TV or computer screen for the next few weeks. Be aware that despite the championships, most regular events will take place as normal. and since Ireland is not involved in the competition, it seems that there are also no dedicated events for the championship.

THe biggest event this week is the Bloomsday Festival. It is a slightly odd one, because fans of the festival are totally immersed in it and most non-fans don’t care about it at all. Unlike for other events, there seem to be a lot less people that like it but are not crazy about it. I guess James Joyce is not everyone’s cup of tea and celebrating a random fictional day from a novel is also not for everyone. Are there similarities between Trekkies (StarTrek fans) and Bloomsday Fans???? ;-)

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If the Dublin Event Guide helps you to find out about free events in Dublin, please help with a donation.

The counter here shows the current donation status. By the end of the month EUR 200 will be subtracted to pay the bills. If more money has been donated, the rest will be carried forward. If donations have stopped below the EUR 200, the missing amount will be carried over.

Last week Deirdre, Liz, Mark, Mariian, Pospoint, Mitzy, Therese, Tetiana, Eugene and Catherine helped with a donation. Thank you so much!! You are soooo wonderful! and our help and support is much appreciated by me and (hopefully) by all other readers of the Dublin Event Guide, because without you, the Dublin Event Guide couldn’t continue!

With the above counter you know at all times where we stand and when donating is needed. Donations keep the Dublin Event Guide alive and all donors will also get some additional bonuses.

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Thank you!!

Football Festival at the Square Tallaght

+++ Father’s Day Football Festival
Sat 15 June 13:00-17:00 – The Square Shopping Centre in Tallaght, Dublin 24

Lots of free family fun including:

    Photos with FA Cup, Premiership Trophy & League of Ireland Cup
Football theme games & challenges
Shamrock Rovers zone
DJ, face painting & lots more!
www.thesquare.ie/event/fathers-day-football-festival/

Free events in Dublin this weekend…

Saturday 15 June

++ Cruinniú na nÓg – National day of free creativity for children and young people under 18 – workshops, tutorials and recitals cruinniu.creativeireland.gov.ie/
++ Bloomsday Festival 11-16 June www.bloomsdayfestival.ie/

+ Variety of Public Tours at the National Gallery www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on

+ Variety of Tours and talks at the National Museums in Kildare Street and at Collins Barracks www.museum.ie/en-ie/eventcalendar
+ Airfield Estate Farmers’ Market 09:00-14:30 Airfield Estate, Overend Ave, Dundrum, Dublin 14 www.airfield.ie/farmers-market-at-airfield-estate
+ Supernatural Food Market – Food & Farmer’s Market 09:00-15:00 St Andrew’s Resource Centre, 114-116 Pearse St., Dublin 2 www.facebook.com/thesupernaturalfoodmarket

+ Honest2Goodness Market – Food & Farmers’ Market – 09:30-15:00 – 136a Slaney Close, Dublin Industrial Estate, Glasnevin, Dublin 11 www.facebook.com/GlasnevinMarket/

+ St. Anne’s City Farm – Visit this community farm, run by volunteers 10:00-15:00 St. Anne’s Park, Raheny, Dublin 5 www.facebook.com/Stannescityfarm/

+ Cruinniú na nÓg: Making Waves – Sensory Movement Workshop Age 5-8: 10:30-11:15 / Age 9-12: 11:30-12:15 / Age 13-15: 13:30-14:15 Coolock Library, Barryscourt Road, Dublin 17 www.dublincity.ie/events/cruinniu-na-nog-making-waves-sensory-movement-workshop (Booking required)
+ Chester Beatty Museum Tour 11:00 Chester Beatty Museum, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dame Street, Dublin 2 chesterbeatty.ie/whats-on/free-public-tours/

+ Temple Bar Food Market 11:00-16:00 Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2 dublin.ie/live/things-to-do/markets/

+ Blackrock Market 11:00-17:30 Main Street, Blackrock, Co. Dublin www.facebook.com/BlackrockMarket/

+ Yoga Meditation for the Family (Age 5-10 with parents) 12:00 Raheny Library, Howth Road, Dublin 5 www.dublincity.ie/events/yoga-meditation-family (Booking required)
++ Soapbox Science Dublin – 12 scientists talking for 15 min about science and science-related topics 12:00-15:00 Luke Kelly Statue, South King Street, Dublin 2 www.siliconrepublic.com/innovation/soapbox-science-dublin-speakers-women-nonbinary
+ Cruinniú na nÓg: Kite Design Workshop (Age 9-12) 12:00 Drumcondra Library, Millmount Avenue, Dublin 9 www.dublincity.ie/events/cruinniu-na-nog-kite-design-workshop (Booking required)
+ Rathgar Bloomsday Festival – Readings, Food stalls, Jazz 12:00-16:00  Rathgar Village Square, Christchurch, Rathgar, Dublin 6 www.bloomsdayfestival.ie/event/rathgar-bloomsday-festival/

++ Father’s Day Football Festival – Photos with FA Cup etc, Games & Challenges, Shamrock Rovers zone and lots more 13:00-17:00 The Square Shopping Centre, Tallaght, Dublin 24 www.thesquare.ie/event/fathers-day-football-festival/
+ Viking Ireland Family Tour – National Museum 14:00 National Museum – Archaeology, Kildare Street, Dublin 2 www.museum.ie/en-IE/Museums/Archaeology/Events/2024/April-June/Tour-Viking-Ireland-Family-Tour-(3)

+ Family Drumming Workshop – Cruinniú na nÓg 14:30-15:30 Palmerstown Library, Palmerstown Shopping Centre, Dublin 20 www.eventbrite.ie/e/915247258187

+ Highlights of the National Museum of Ireland – Archaeology – Tour 15:30 National Museum – Archaeology, Kildare Street, Dublin 2 www.museum.ie/en-IE/Museums/Archaeology/Events/2024/April-June/Public-Tour-of-the-National-Museum-of-Ireland-(2)

+ John McCormack Society Bursary Awards Concert 19:30-21:30 Royal Irish Academy of Music, 36-38 Westland Row, Dublin 2 www.eventbrite.ie/e/907813423387 (Booking required)

+ The Fever (Tribute to Classic Rock) + Night Blind Knights & City Pets – Gigs 20:00 Fibber Magees, 79 Parnell Street, Dublin 1 www.facebook.com/events/3787847061495346/

+ Latin Fever – Dublin’s Latin Club with reggaeton, merengue, funk, electrolatino, pachangueo, dembow & more 21:00-02:30 River Bar, 1 Burgh Quay, Dublin 2 (Adm free before midnight) www.facebook.com/LatinFeverDublin

+ Jaker – Gig 22:30 Tolka House Pub, 9a Glasnevin Hill, Glasnevin, Dublin 9 www.facebook.com/TolkaHousePubOfficial

Sunday 16 June

++ Bloomsday Festival 11-16 June www.bloomsdayfestival.ie/

+ Variety of Public Tours at the National Gallery www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on

+ Variety of Tours and talks at the National Museums in Kildare Street and at Collins Barracks www.museum.ie/en-ie/eventcalendar

+ Car Boot Sale Ballymun 08:00-13:00 Ballymun Comprehensive School, Ballymun Road, Ballymun, Dublin 9 irishcarboot.ie

+ St. Anne’s City Farm – Visit this community farm, run by volunteers 10:00-15:00 St. Anne’s Park, Raheny, Dublin 5 www.facebook.com/Stannescityfarm/

+ Run Talk Run – Phoenix Park Run of Mental Health Peer Support Group for adults 10:50 Phoenix Park Visitor Centre, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8 bit.ly/RTRDublin (Booking required)

+ Just 4 Men Mental Health Walk – Dublin Mountains Partnership 10:30-12:30 Hell Fire Club Car Park, Killakee, Dublin 16 www.eventbrite.ie/e/925243978647 (Booking required)
+ Bloomsday at Glasnevin Cemetery: Reenactment of funeral procession of fictional Paddy Dignam 11:00-12:00 Glasnevin Cemetery, Glasnevin, Dublin 9 www.bloomsdayfestival.ie/event/bloomsday-at-glasnevin-cemetary-poor-dignam/

+ Kids’ Drop By Activities: Children’s Erasmus Education Garden (Age 4+) 11:00/11:30/15:30/16:00 (20min) National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9 www.botanicgardens.ie/event/kids-drop-by-activities-5/2024-03-24/

+ St. Patrick’s Park Market – Books, gifts and crafts 11:00-17:30 St. Patrick’s Park, next to St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin 8 www.facebook.com/stpatricksparkmarket/

+ Blackrock Market 11:00-17:30 Main Street, Blackrock, Co. Dublin www.facebook.com/BlackrockMarket/

+ Bloomsday – Joycean Dublin – National Gallery Tour 11:30-12:30 National Gallery, Merrion Square, Dublin 2 www.facebook.com/events/1808551299632809
+ Drumcondra Joycean Jaunt 12:00-14:00 Our Lady’s Park, Drumcondra, Dublin 9 www.eventbrite.ie/e/868276978817 (Booking required)
+ Druidy Druids recital – Bloomsday Festival 12:30–13:30 James Joyce Tower, Sandycove, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin joycetower.ie/events-listing/
+ Joyce and the Jesuits: Bloomsday at St. Francis Xavier Church – Readings & Music 12:30-16:00 St. Francis Xavier Church, Gardiner Street Upper, Dublin 1 www.bloomsdayfestival.ie/event/joyce-and-the-jesuits-bloomsday-at-st-francis-xavier-church/

+ Bloomsday at the National Library of Ireland 13:00-16:00 National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2 www.bloomsdayfestival.ie/event/bloomday-at-the-national-library-of-ireland/
+ Dublin Castle Scandals of 1884 & G ay culture in 1880s Dublin – Pride Week – History Talk 14:00-15:00 Dublin Castle, Dame Street, Dublin 2 www.eventbrite.ie/e/917707978267 (Booking required)

+ Hugh Lane Gallery Public Tour 14:15 Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1 hughlane.ie/explore_learn/sunday-public-tours-2/ (No booking required, but limited spaces)

+ Chester Beatty Museum Tour 15:00 Chester Beatty Museum, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dame Street, Dublin 2 chesterbeatty.ie/whats-on/free-public-tours/

+ Sunday Sketching – Family Workshop (Age 6-12) – Hugh Lane Gallery 15:00-16:00 Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1 hughlane.ie/explore_learn/sunday-sketching/

+ Bloomsday Readings and Songs – Meeting House Square 15:00-18:00 Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2 www.facebook.com/events/754192223589964
+ Ulysses aWake: Bloomsday at Blackrock – Theatre, drama, comedy, songs 18:00-20:00 Amphitheatre at Blackrock Village Centre, Blackrock, Co. Dublin www.bloomsdayfestival.ie/event/ulysses-awake-bloomsday-at-blackrock/
+ Edinburgh Fringe Previews – Stand Up Comedy 19:00-21:30 Chaplin’s Bar, 1-2 Hawkins Street, Dublin 2 www.eventbrite.ie/e/909666475917
+ Icarus Comedy 19:30-22:00 Bruxelles, 8 Harry Street, Dublin 2 www.eventbrite.ie/e/925312794477 (Booking required)

+ The Comedy Crunch – Comedy 21:00-22:45 Stag’s Head, 1 Dame Court, Dublin 2 www.facebook.com/thecomedycrunch

And the free events for next week….

Please note: To speed up the creation of the weekday section of the Dublin Event Guide, I am experimenting with a few minor changes. One is that I am not adding the full address of the venue to all events anymore (for now). If you don’t know where the venue is, you will find it by checking the event link.

Monday 17 June

+ Variety of Tours and talks at the National Museums in Kildare Street and at Collins Barracks www.museum.ie/en-ie/eventcalendar

+ Variety of Public Tours at the National Gallery www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on

+ Author Ruth O’Leary “The Weekend Break” – Reading and Q&A session 18:30 Raheny Library www.dublincity.ie/events/bestselling-author-ruth-oleary-reading-and-qa-session (Booking required)

+ Stand up Comedy Night – Raiders Comedy 20:30 Pillar Bar, 22-25 Westmoreland Street, Dublin 2 (Booking link not working, so just go there) www.facebook.com/events/1160345211634964

+ Downtown Blues Dancing – Social Dancing with DJs 21:00-23:00 Mind the Step Cafe, 24 Strand Street Great, Dublin 1 www.facebook.com/events/1281472632925726

+ Song Cycle – Singer Songwriter Night – Open Night with special guests Little Whelan’s 21:00 Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2 www.whelanslive.com/event/song-cycle/

+ The Comedy Crunch – Comedy 21:00-22:45 Stag’s Head, 1 Dame Court, Dublin 2 www.facebook.com/thecomedycrunch

Tuesday 18 June

+ Variety of Tours and talks at the National Museums in Kildare Street and at Collins Barracks www.museum.ie/en-ie/eventcalendar

+ Variety of Public Tours at the National Gallery www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on

+ National Library Welcome Tour 14:00-14:30 National Library, 7 Kildare Street, Dublin 2 www.nli.ie/exhibitions-events/june-person-tour-welcome-tour-2 (Booking required)
+ Landscapes in the Hugh Lane Gallery Collection for First-Time Visitors 14:30 Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1 cultureclubdublin.ticketsolve.com/ticketbooth/shows/873660857 (Booking required)
+ Songs In The Long Room – Acoustic Open Mic Session 20:00-23:00 Hynes Bar, 79 Prussia Street, Stoneybatter, Dublin 7 www.facebook.com/events/472368905228630

+ Darkey Kelly’s Tuesday Singer Songwriter Night 19:00-22:30 Darkey Kelly’s, Harding Hotel, Fishamble Street, Dublin 8 www.facebook.com/groups/915434861959818

+ Ukulele Tuesday – Weekly Ukulele Meetup 20:00 Stag’s Head, 1 Dame Court, Dublin 2 www.facebook.com/UkuleleTuesday/

+ The Comedy Crunch – Comedy 21:00-22:45 Stag’s Head, 1 Dame Court, Dublin 2 www.facebook.com/thecomedycrunch

Wednesday 19 June

+ Variety of Tours and talks at the National Museums in Kildare Street and at Collins Barracks www.museum.ie/en-ie/eventcalendar

+ Variety of Public Tours at the National Gallery www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on

+ Little Museum of Dublin – Free Tour 10:00 Little Museum of Dublin, 15 St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2 littlemuseum.ticketsolve.com/shows/1173601013

+ Stitches Comedy Club – Free Comedy every Wednesday 19:30-22:00 Cassidy’s Bar, 27 Westmoreland Street, Dublin 2 www.eventbrite.ie/e/501104385707

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Thursday 20 June

+ Variety of Tours and talks at the National Museums in Kildare Street and at Collins Barracks www.museum.ie/en-ie/eventcalendar

+ Variety of Public Tours at the National Gallery www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on

+ Hilary Heron, A Retrospective – Tour 11:00 Irish Museum of Modern Art, Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin 8 cultureclubdublin.ticketsolve.com/ticketbooth/shows/873660631 (Booking required)
+ Evidence of Charities and Charitable Acts in the Registry of Deeds – Tour 12:00 Registry of Deeds, Henrietta Street, Dublin 1 cultureclubdublin.ticketsolve.com/ticketbooth/shows/873660634 (Booking required)

Friday 21 June

+ Variety of Tours and talks at the National Museums in Kildare Street and at Collins Barracks www.museum.ie/en-ie/eventcalendar

+ Variety of Public Tours at the National Gallery www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on

+ Tapestry Singers from California – classical, traditional and popular songs 19:30-20:30 St Andrew’s Church, 44 Westland Row, Dublin 2 dublin.ie/whats-on/listings/tapestry-singers-in-dublin/

And there is more…

+++ Natural History Museum will close for a number of YEARS
You might have seen it on Friday, in newspapers and online publications. The National History Museum, also called the Dead Zoo, and because it was still kept like an ancient museum, also called a “museum of a museum”, will close for renovations and it was mentioned that it will probably be closed for several years.
It will be a huge loss to Dublin’s museum scene and hopefully it will be re-opened again soon. This is not the first time that the museum has been closed for a long period of time. In 2010 the upper galleries got closed and from 2020 to 2022 the museum was also closed for renovations. Let’s hope that this time it will be properly renovated so that it can stay open for a long period of time afterwards.
The museum is 168 years old and is not in a great state anymore.
While it is closed, there will be a small selection of Natural History Museum exhibits on show in the National Museum in Collins Barracks.
www.rte.ie/news/2024/0614/1454663-natural-history-museum/

+++ LEARN A NEW SKILL WITH ONLINE COURSES
Is there ever a wrong time for learning a new skill or enhancing what you are already interested in? Maybe it is a language or an instrument or some technical skills? Or something completely different? Nearly every subject is there! Check out Udemy via the link below, they have thousands of courses and there is good chance that what you are looking for is available. Nearly all the courses are REALLY affordable!
The lowest price most of the time is EUR 12.99. Sometimes it even goes down further to EUR 9.99 and when that happens (about once or twice a year), I will tell you. But even 12.99 is definitely a good price for what you get! – Check out the website at www.getthislink.com/Udemy22 And if you buy through that link, you also help the Dublin Event Guide! :-)

+++ IKEA Crafting / Music / Cooking Workshops
Ikea in Ballymun runs a variety of crafting, music and cooking workshops it is always worh checking out. The workshops are free and usually go for 45 minutes. They are always for children, but the age is often not fixed. There are specific Toddler and baby workshops at times as well. Check them out on www.ikea.com/ie/en/stores/events/ikea-ballymun/

+++ Some more events:
Find Library events here www.dublincity.ie/events
and Trinity College Events here www.tcd.ie/news_events/events/?day=18&month=03&year=2024&search=week

+++ Storytelling and Toddler Groups at Dublin City Libraries
The Dublin City Libraries have published a list of Storytelling and Toddler groups for age 0-4 across the Dublin City Libraries. You can find it here www.dublincity.ie/library/blog/storytelling-and-toddler-groups-dublin-city-libraries

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

Take care,

–Joerg (dublineventguide@gmail.com)

 


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