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My top picks of events happening in Dublin this week:


Event– Gut flora – the life within our body! Benefits, disease and balance

Location- 183 Lower Rathmines Road, Dublin 6

Description- The gut flora has an important role in our body and its imbalance [dysbiosis] is responsible or/and it is involved in many pathologies from mental health to sugar imbalance, from inflammation to nutrients metabolism.

We will discuss how the body uses our gut flora, its role in neurotransmitters and hormone production, inflammation, detoxification, how food can help balancing the symptoms of imbalances.

Cost- €10

Time- 18.30-19.30

Event– Remembering the Voices: Dublin Soldiers in World War One

Location- Goethe-Institut Irland, 37 Merrion Square, Dublin 2

Description- As part of the engagement programme for the “Voices of Memory” installation by Christina Kubisch, commissioned by the Goethe-Institut Irland and Dublin City Council this talk explores the lives of some of the thousands of Dublin men who left to fight in the war. Drawing on Cathy Scuffil’s extensive research across Europe as well as on the “Voices of Memory” sound installation by the internationally renowned artist, Christina Kubisch, this talk focuses on the stories behind the voices. Catherine Scuffil is Historian in Residence, Dublin City Council and this event forms part of the Dublin Festival of History 2018.

Attendance is free, however, registration is essential as seating is limited.

The Voices Of Memory sound installation is located along the banks of the River Liffey in the Irish National Memorial Gardens, Islandbridge, Dublin and was inspired by the over 49,000 people from Irish regiments who died in the First World War. Supported by the OPW, it is open on a daily basis until November 2018.

Cost- Free

Time- 18.00-20.00


Children’s Event– Sculpture Trails for Schools

Location- The Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin

Description- A chance for both primary and secondary school students to explore the exciting outdoor sculpture exhibition. Pick up your copies at the Visitor Centre desk free of charge.

Cost- Free

Time- 10.00-14.30


Event– Think and Get Rich Bootcamp 

Location- Red Cow Moran Hotel, Naas Road

Description- Do you feel like you’ve lost your motivation? If so, it’s time you do something about your lack of motivation.

I will share with you, simple strategies that you can apply immediately that will impact your life and business in a positive manner

You will get a much greater understanding of what you can do personally to improve your outcomes

Are you dissatisfied with your job and are you buying too many lottery tickets in the hopes you’ll win and be able to enjoy a quick retirement?

For most professionals the job can be very exciting. You envision a world, you create it, you see it through the eyes of your peers, and bask in the glory of watching how much they enjoy it. The process is exhausting but very satisfying.

But what about those times where the stress mounts and there’s no release? What about when your job feels like a scene in the movie Groundhog Day, where it’s the same surly type of client day in and day out. How do you stay inspired?

At Think and Get Rich Bootcamp you will learn some tips to find your motivation again

Even people who are super motivated in their goals have days when they’re down on their job. Famous trainer Jillian Michaels told People magazine, “There’s never a moment where it’s hard and I’m going, ‘Oh, I just love this!’”

Embrace that there will be days you love what you do and days where you won’t.

All of us have problems with motivation. You are not unique in this sense.

What makes high performers different is that they don’t allow emotions to determine their actions. They show up and get it done.

Surround Yourself with What You Want to Be.

Cost- Free

Time- 19.00-22.00

Event– The Lemass Tapes

Location- Irish Times Building, 24-28 Tara Street

Description- Seán Lemass is widely regarded as Ireland’s greatest Taoiseach but he left no papers and no autobiography. However, after 50 years tapes have emerged which were intended to form his authorised biography. Over 23 hours of recordings, Lemass talks about his often troubled relationship with Éamon de Valera, his reluctance to be Taoiseach and Ireland’s struggles to create an economically sustainable country.

Extracts and discussion of the tapes with Ronan McGreevy and Natasha Ryan.

Cost- Free

Time- 13.00-14.00


Children’s Event– Mum Talks – Business

Location- House, 27 Leeson Street

Description-  Mum Talks are monthly meet–ups for women looking to feel inspired, learn something new and make new friends. Babies are welcome too! A light breakfast will be available throughout the morning. You will also get to meet loads of amazing mums, bonus!

Mum Talks believe strongly that being a mum should not stop you reaching your career goals or enjoying your life passions, both of which are vital for self-care but can sometimes feel forgotten about or may need to be re-evaluated when you have children.

Mum Talks host meet-ups in a friendly and comfortable environment and invite 3 inspiring speakers to share their story and the tools they use to help navigate this exciting (and sometimes daunting!) time. Babies are more than welcome to join while you learn and feel empowered.

Mum Talks aim is to give you confidence and empower you as you get ready to return to work after maternity leave; or are thinking of starting your own business; or are adapting to life as a stay at home mum.

We are delighted to welcome three great speakers for Mum Talks October!

Cost- €30

Time- 11.00-12.30


Event– Marley & Me: An Evening with John Grogan

Location- Thomas Davis Theatre, Arts Building, Trinity College

Description- American journalist John Grogan is the author of the international #1 bestseller Marley & Me: Life and Love with the World’s Worst Dog, which has sold six million copies in more than 30 languages and was turned into a major motion picture starring Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston. He also is the author of the American bestseller The Longest Trip Home: A Memoirand of numerous children’s books.

A native of Detroit, John spent twenty years as a journalist, investigative reporter, and newspaper columnist in Michigan, Florida, and most recently, at The Philadelphia Inquirer. His popular, award-winning column was known for its blend of humor, warmth, and pathos. He is the former editor of Rodale’s Organic Gardeningmagazine and an adjunct professor of creative narrative nonfiction writing at Lehigh University. In his free time, he enjoys gardening, backpacking, and sailing. He and his wife, Jenny, live with their two surprisingly calm Labrador retrievers in Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley.

This autumn, John Grogan will be in residence at Trinity College Dublin, and in this public interview he will read from and discuss his work as a journalist, memoirist, children’s author, and teacher of creative writing.

Cost- Free

Time- 18.30-20.00

Event– Festival of History 2018: Poetry and the First World War

Location- Richmond Barracks, Saint Michael’s Estate

Description- “When all this is over”: Poetry and the First World War

Award-winning poet, Jane Clarke, will give an overview of poetry from the First World War and will read from her own sequence of poems responding to one family’s experience of the war. The Mary Evans Picture Library in London invited Jane to work with the Auerbach archive of letters, photos, documents, drawings and other items which offer a unique insight into how the First World War affected the members of this one family, in particular, Albert Auerbach, who died in action in 1918, and his sister Lucy, who survived the War and lived on into the early 1970s.

Cost- Free

Time- 11.00-12.30


Children’s Event– Toddler Time

Location- Lucan Library, Superquinn Shopping Centre, Lucan

Description- Toddler Time. Fun, educational activities for pre-school children and their parent/guardian who helps their child participate, promoting literacy skills.

Booking from Monday 17 September, 1.30pm here

Cost- Free but registration required

Time- 10.00-11.00


Event– Drum and Journey Together – please bring a poem you like

Location- The Lantern Centre, 17 Synge Street

Description- Hello Everyone, the next journey circle will be held on Thursday October 4th. Please bring a poem you like that you are willing to share, could be your own or any poet, but something meaningful to you. We will start with some rattling and drumming so please bring rattles and drums if you have them but no problem if you don’t.

We will journey together to deepen our connection with our spirit teachers and power animals and we will see if they have healing or guidance that might be helpful to us. We are in the Gallery Room, upstairs. Beginners are welcome! For comfort while journeying please bring a yoga mat if you have one and a blanket, also something to cover your eyes.

Cost- €7/€5 for students and unwaged

Time- 19.30-21.30

Event– SOUP Dublin (Dublin, Only Better)

Location- YMCA, 53 Aungier Street

Description- Join us for the next SOUP Dublin event on Thursday 4th October in YMCA Dublin on Aungier Street.

We are a part of over 80 SOUP groups around the world that provide a platform for social innovators to pitch their ideas and win start-up cash.

Four people will pitch four ideas in four minutes.
You are invited to attend, eat soup, meet new people and then vote for your favourite pitch!
Whichever idea wins, gets the money collected at the door (€5 suggested donation) plus a matched contribution from Social Innovation Fund Ireland.

Cost- Register before for free or €5 at the door

Time- 19.00-21.00


Children’s Event– Let’s Talk Together – Tips for Early Language Development

Location- County Library, Tallaght, Library Square, Tallaght

Description- This presentation is aimed at parents of young children and will offer tips for early language development. This is a general talk designed to provide information on language development in young children, it is not focused on children with specific additional needs.

The talk will be delivered by a member of the Speech and Language Team , Dublin South West

Cost- Free

Time- 18.00-19.00


Event–  Harry Potter Party: Dublin

Location- D Two, Harcourt Street

Description- For those of you who thought you’d missed out on your acceptance letter, we are pleased to announce you have mail!

We are tremendously excited to inform you that you have been invited to Wizard Fest! A Harry Potter themed dance party date in Dublin, Ireland @ The Dtwo Nightclub where we transform one of your favorite venues into Hogwarts and throw a huge dance party!

Erol the Owl is delivering cheap presale tickets and special ticket options to join the festivities!

Reminder: Wizard Fest is 18+ to drink all the butter beer!

Tickets & more info We’re hosting an Epic Costume contest (groups encouraged) with Cash Prizes + Goodie bags to the best dressed!*
We’ll be serving butterbeer and harry potter themed drinks all night!

Get ready for a magical night with decorations, themed drinks like firewhisky, potent potions and buttery brews flowing throughout the night!

Strictly no admittance of any owls OR cats OR toads.

Grab your cloaks, brooms and wands, as this is the Wizarding Event of the Year!

Cost- Free until 23.30, €8 after

Time- 11.00-03.00

Event– Tinder

Location- Tivoli Theatre, Francis Street

Description- Meet Shaz, Maz and Kaz – or Sharon, Marion and Karen Anne.

Best pals since they met on the first day of school, and thirty years later they’re still thick as thieves, having the time of their fecking lives every time they get together. Well, sort of.

Kaz is finally getting married to Tony, which means Shaz and Maz need dates for the wedding – proper dates, not hook-ups. Shaz is a total Tinderella, but Maz hasn’t had a man since her ex left her ten years ago for the local anorexic trolley dolly with the bubble perm. But that’s about to change…

Shaz and Kaz are determined to give Maz a killer makeover and get her online. But between the karaoke and Tropical Reef of Kaz’s hen party – and the usual sex stories, family dramas, and revelations from their school days – Shaz and Maz spot Kaz’s husband-to-be on Tinder…

Crammed with songs like ‘Someone Like You’, ‘Shout Out to My Ex’, ‘All the Single Ladies’ and ‘Angels’ – all sung live by the cast – Tinder promises to be the Girls Night Out of the year!

Cost- €25

Time- 20.00


Children’s Event– Pupcake Day 2018

Location- Dog’s Trust, Ashbourne Road, Finglas

Description- Friday October 5th is Pupcake Day! We hope you’ll dust off your apron and help us out by taking part and holding your own Pupcake Day bake sale in aid of Dogs Trust! You can hold a Pupcake Day bake sale on October 5th or any day in October!

By taking part, you will truly be baking a difference to the lives of stray and abandoned dogs from all over Ireland.

So gather your pals, colleagues or neighbours (both furry and human alike) to combine two of the greatest things in the world – cake & dogs! Whether you’re a Great Irish Baker or a total shop bought faker, every single Euro raised will go towards our life-saving work.

YOU are the Secret Ingredient!
Your sweet treats will help Dogs Trust change the lives of abandoned and neglected dogs from all over Ireland – from rescue right through to the day they find their Forever Homes. Who would have thought a pupcake could be so powerful! At Dogs Trust we receive no government funding, so every single donation is as a result of the generosity of our wonderful supporters & dog lovers like you.

Cost- Donations welcome

Time- 09.00-12.00


Event– Walk: The Liberties and the Irish Civil War

Location- Meeting point for this walk is outside Teeling Distellery, Newmarket Square, Dublin 8

Description- The Irish Civil War divided families and communities across Ireland. On this walk you will hear how this defining moment in Irish histiory affected the Liberties and those who lived there.

Presented in partnership with the Liberties Cultural Association with award-winning local historian Liz Gillis as the tour guide.

Cost- Free

Time- 11.00-13.00

Event– Psychoanalysis and Literature : The Scene within The Scene

Location- Hilton, Dublin Kilmainham, South Circular Road

Description- The Scene Within The Scene is a day long seminar curated as part of the ongoing series Psychoanalysis and Literature.

7 CPD points have been awarded by the psychoanalytic section of the Irish Council Psychotherapy and the event is being sponsored by APPI, the Association of Psychotherapy and Psychoanaysis Ireland.

This seminar will be both theoretical and experential.

This is a rare opportunity to meet Lacanian psychoanalyst, Paola Mieli who will be discussing Herman Melville’s novella, Benito Cereno as an illustration of Subjectivity, and Identity. This interactive discussion will aim to illustrate how an investigation and understanding of the nature of perception, can be of great value to professionals working in the field of mental health. Dr. Barry O Donnell from St. Vincent’s School of Psychotherapy will be speaking on the day also.

This event will therefore be of interest to psychologists, psychoanalysts, psychotherapists, psychiatrists and doctors, students of literature and psychoanalysis.

Cost- Students:€36, Full price: €55

Time- 10.00-16.00


Children’s Event– Art Trolley Term 5 (3 – 7 years)

Location- Rua Red Gallery, Blessington Road, Dublin 24

Description- A fun filled hour of art activity for parent/guardian and child. Explore the exhibitions and create colourful art to take home.

Join us for Art Trolley Term 5. Through fun creative activities led by an artist facilitator, children will explore the exhibitions and learn about common themes in contemporary art.

Please take note of two age groups when booking. We ask parents/guardians to stay with the children aged 3 – 7yrs to encourage a shared fun and creative experience.

Cost- €15

Time- 10.30-11.30


Event– Carve ring workshop brunch

Location- Blas Cafe, 26 King’s Inn street

Description- Join us for a lovely afternoon of fun and creativity where you will design and sculpt your own unique ring over brunch and prosecco (workshop/brunch and prosecco 45 euro – ring additional)

You will learn about the ancient craft of lost wax casting and carve your ring out of jewellers wax in the gorgeous setting of Tribeton, over delicious eats and bubbles to get that creativity flowing

At the end of the class you may then choose to have your finished creation cast in silver and professionally hand finished for an additional 50 euro (white/yellow/rose gold plating an extra 15/20) and returned directly to you within 3-5 weeks, ready to wear, show off and inspire the compliments!

It’s something absolutely everybody can do. If you’re not entirely sure what you’d like to make we can help you along the way with lots of ideas to make something completely unique and personal to you

Cost- €49

Time- 12.00-15.00

Event– Date Night – 2 for €30 every Sunday!

Location- The Nightmare Realm, RDS

Description- You’ve probably had some nightmare dates but you’ve never experienced anything like this! You might even get a sneaky feel in the dark…2 for €30 every Sunday, excludes Fastpass tickets.

Cost- €15 per person

Time- 18.00-22.00


Children’s Event– Busker Fleadh

Location- Smithfield Square

Description- Join in the celebration of live performance as the best of independent music is brought together in a lively atmosphere at the Busker Fleadh, taking place in Smithfield Sq on Sunday 7th October. Brought to you by Dublin City Council Events Section, this FREE family-friendly event will showcase some of the most thrilling musical talent and street performance Ireland has to offer.

Everyone is invited to share in the experience as Smithfield Square is filled with the music of Ireland’s supreme Buskers, coming together to provide a diverse and multi-cultural programme of street performance and music. Open to all, there are delights for everyone as a variety of street performers, such as rock bands, singers, choirs and rap artists and much more take over this central venue!

Visitors can discover their new favourite performers and watch as one act is chosen as the winner of The Dublin Busker Fleadh! The winning contestant will receive a free recording session (valued at €1,000) in Windmill Lane Recording Studios, with a professional sound engineer and digital copy of their recordings AND a paying performance slot in Dublin’s most popular live venue, Whelan’s.

Inspiring musicians and buskers are welcomed to apply online to take part in the Busker Fleadh, at you’re a fan of rock, folk or hip hop, there’ll be something for everyone to enjoy at the Busker Fleadh.

Cost- Free

Time- 12.00-17.00



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