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My top picks of events happening in Dublin this week:


Event– What is Consciousness?—A Neurohumanities Lunchtime Seminar

Location- Schrödinger Theatre, Fitzgerald Building, School of Physics

Description- In 1943, Nobel Prize-winning physicist Erwin Schrödinger gave three public lectures entitled ‘What is Life?’ at Trinity College Dublin. These lectures expanded the field of biology, and we are marking their 75th anniversary with a special series of lunchtime seminars.

Returning to the theatre in which Schrödinger delivered those iconic lectures, we will discuss the exciting and dynamic interface between neuroscience and the humanities, as part of Trinity College Dublin’s Neurohumanities programme. Each seminar will be chaired by an academic whose research intersects with the themes of “What is Life?”, and will feature four speakers—two from the sciences, and two from the humanities.

Our third discussion will explore the the theme of CONSCIOUSNESS. Chaired by Dr Paul Dockree from the School of Psychology, speakers will include Dr Lorina Naci from the School of Psychology, Dr Lorraine Leeson, Director of the Centre for Deaf Studies, and Dr Noel Fitzpatrick, Dean of Graduate School of Creative Arts and Media at DIT.

Light lunch will be provided after the seminar.

Cost- Free

Time- 13.00-14.00

EventDungeons and Dragons for beginners

Location- The Clockwork Door, 51 Wellington Quay, Temple Bar

Description- The game of Dungeons and Dragons is taking off around the world. Maybe you’ve heard it mentioned, maybe you’ve seen it on TV or online, but you never got around to playing a game. Now is the best opportunity for you. We have seasoned game masters to give you the best intro and guidance as you take on the caves, highways and villains in the world you create.

We’ll start with a lecture on all aspects of the game, from history and lore, to gameplay and character design. Then we’ll set you in a game for your first adventure. Everything will be included, but we ask you to bring pencil and paper for your own notes.

Cost- Tickets on eventbrite for €8 or pay €10 at the door, first come first served

Time- 19.00-22.00


Children’s Event– Begginers Taekwon-do

Location- Scoil Maelruan, Old Bawn

Description-We will be starting beginners classes in September for new (and old) members aged 5-12 and 13 upwards. Come along to one of our classes for a free tryout. We also offer special family rates for parents and children.

Cost- Anyone joining from the 1st September until 31st October can avail of a special promotion for one months training, membership to the national association (RITA) and training suit for only €99

Time- 19.00-21.00


Event– Wet and Wild Tuesday Evening Swim

Location- TBC

Description- Every week during the summer, Wet and Wild (Ireland’s LGBT Sports Club) meet for post-work swims at a variety of Dublin beach and mountain lake locations. Wetsuits are optional and all abilities are catered for, from paddlers to dolphins. You will need to be able to swim in water deeper than you can stand in.

The venue of for the swim will be added a day or two before the event – depending on tides, weather, etc.

Following each swim there is an option to go for refreshments in a local pub.

Just to reiterate – this is a FUN jump into the cold water! If you want to be in and out in 5 seconds and head to the pub, that’s cool with us. If you want to spend your time swimming a kilometre, that’s cool too. Whatever you want to do, there’ll be someone to do it with.

Swim at your own risk.

Cost- Free to attend

Time- 19.00-21.00

Event– Beginners Tap Sept-Oct 2018

Location- Arts & Business Campus, 40 Lower Drumcondra Road


BEGINNERS course is designed to build upon what you learn each week. Ideal for complete beginners or those who have learned a few steps but lack comprehensive technique. Learn the fundamentals of tap technique, basic steps, fun combinations and a dance routine!

Cost- €65 Full Course (7 classes), Drop-in rate is €15 per class (€10 for students/unwaged)

Time- 19.30-20.30


Children’s Event– Malahide Parent First Aid

Location- Grand Hotel malahide, Coast Road

Description- Parent First Aid is Ireland’s fastest growing first aid course offering a 2 hour practical training course specially designed for Parents and Carers of Children. In this hands-on session, you will learn life-saving techniques from our highly qualified and experienced first aid training professionals.

The main topics covered are:
Activation of emergency services
CPR – Infant/Child
How to Deal with a Choking Infant/Child
Burns & Scalds
Bleeding & Fevers
Plus more on request from participants.

The Parent First Aid course is an Interactive hands-on session. Our team of qualified trainers are highly experienced and bring the most up to date first aid training skills to the class.

Cost- €35

Time- 19.00 – 21.00


Event– 12 Points festival 2018

Location- The Sugar Club, Leeson Street

Description- 4 nights of next-generation jazz at the pan-European 12 Points festival

12 exciting emerging jazz acts from across Europe, with daytime ‘Jazz Futures’ industry conference and after-hours jam sessions in DUBLIN this September 5-8th.

12th edition of the award-winning 12 Points Festival, returning home to Dublin this September, in partnership with Beck’s Be Kreativ and The Sugar Club.

This pan-European showcase jazz festival is singular in it’s approach, presenting 12 emerging acts from 12 different European countries; the cream of the crop of a new generation of jazz and experimental music, performing over 4 nights at The Sugar Club, with afterhours jam sessions and the daytime industry conference ‘Jazz Futures’.

“The freshest, hottest sounds in jazz and contemporary experimental music.” – The Irish Times

The 2018 festival edition is presented by Improvised Music Company (IMC) in association with Beck’s Be Kreativ and The Sugar Club.

Cost- Early Bird ‘12 Band’ Festival Pass €49 for all 4 nights. Regular Festival Pass €59 | Individual Day Tickets €18/20

Time- 19.30-23.00

Event– The Boulet Brothers Dragula – Official Tour 

Location- Button Factory, Temple Bar

Description- SLAY! proudly presents The Boulet Brothers: Dragula LIVE for THE FIRST TIME EVER IN THE UK!

Hosted by The Boulet Brothers with performances from Vander Von Odd (S1 Winner), Biqtch Puddin (S2 Winner), Victoria Black, James Majesty and Meatball.

Dragula LIVE combines stage shows, games and a Q&A based on the Boulet Brothers hit TV show Dragula

Cost- €22

Time- Meet+Greet Doors 6PM // General Doors 7PM


Children’s Event– Toddler Time

Location- Lucan Library, Supervalu shopping centre

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

Booking from Monday 27 August, 1.30pm, via

Cost- Free

Time- 10.00-11.00



Location- The Science Gallery, Trinity College Dublin

Description- Get the lowdown on everything you wanted to know about space, but didn’t know how to ask.

Our universe is, at the very least, 100 billion light years across. But where does this number come from, and what does that really mean? In under an hour flat, British science writer, Jim Baggott will tell us the story of our universe — from Newton to Einstein, and from the Big Bang to the latest theories of quantum space. In this fast-paced and informative talk,

Jim Baggott is an award-winning science writer. He trained as a scientist, completing a doctorate in chemical physics at the University of Oxford in the early 1980s, before embarking on post-doctoral research studies at Oxford and at Stanford University in California.

Cost- Donation

Time- 18.30-20.00

Event– Grand Opening | Sol Art Gallery

Location- Sol Art Gallery, Unit 3, The Times Building, D’Olier Street

Description- We’re delighted to announce our official grand opening of the new gallery premises. We will have fantastic new work from all artists on the night.

Cost- Free, register here 

Time- 18.30


Children’s Event– Back to school. Essential Oil workshop

Location- Dundrum Methodist Church, Ballinteer Road

Description- With the school term fast approaching you might be looking for ways to support your families health wellness. In this fun and informative workshop we will be explore how Essential Oils can be incorporated into your daily lives to make your routine less stressful. In this class we will be exploring:

Oil safety and dilution ratios

Essential oils for relaxation

Sleep routine

Focus for study/homework

Immune support

Tips and tricks from the trade

Cost- €5

Time- 19.30-21.30


Event– The Return of Ulysses

Location- Pavillion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire

Description- In the first ever staging in Ireland of one of the greatest baroque operas, Monteverdi’s magnificent music finds a perfect creative match in the human drama of Homer’s Odyssey.

Ten years after the fall of Troy, the hero Ulysses has still not found his way home, as the gods quarrel over his fate. In Ithaca, his wife Penelope has waited faithfully, hoping against hope that he may still be alive. Meanwhile the suitors are circling…

The ground-breaking company Opera Collective Ireland joins forces with Kilkenny Arts Festival to showcase Ireland’s finest operatic talent of the younger generation in a new production by Tony Award-winning director Patrick Mason. Christian Curnyn returns to the Festival following superb performances of Idomeneo and Giulio Cesare to conduct one of the world’s most acclaimed early music ensembles, the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to experience a glorious operatic marriage of Homer’s epic with renaissance Venice.

A heart-stopping tale of true love against adversity, performed in a vivid new English translation by Christopher Cowell.

Cost- €30-33

Time- 19.00-22.15

EventNew Moon Sacred Women’s Circle

Location- Yoga Dublin, 28a Dartmouth Road, Ranelagh

Description- The New Moon marks the beginning of a new cycle, a fresh start, time to manifest your desires, create space to support and nourish the creative element in yourself. It is time to refill your own cup and make time to connect with the feminine energy of the women you are practicing with, the Earth and yourself.

The ancient ritual of women gathering around the New Moon, to support one another and share sacred space is a practise we have been disconnected from in the modern age. That yearning to find empowerment from a space of the feminine, is seen in the new movement of Women’s Circles across the world. This phenomenon of female connection is what Sian Pascale celebrates in her monthly practises that take place across the world.

We will be moving through:
~ yoga flows and postures
~ energy shifting breath work
~ guided meditations and chanting
~ journalling and reflection
~ exploration of tantric shake healing techniques
~ sharing of stories and ancient myths

Cost- €35

Time- 19.20-21.30


Children’s Event– Lucan Festival Fireworks display

Location- Lucan Weir, Lucan

Description- Join us this coming September for the 10th Anniversary of Lucan Festival. Friday night lots of enjoyment taking place.

Cost- Free to attend

Time- 20.45-21.15


Event– Throne Legends for Game of Thrones Fans

Location- Citywest Hotel, Saggart

Description- Winter is here for Game of Thrones Fans. A one-time-only immersive experience this Sept. 8th and 9th exclusively at Citywest Hotel, Dublin.

Meet Game of Thrones Dire Wolves and Actors. Pose with costumed characters, touch a life-size Dragon Skull 6ft tall, explore 25 official GoT prop replicas. Become ruler of the Seven Kingdoms take your seat on the Iron Throne, don Joffrey’s crown, hold infamous swords like Longclaw and Ice or a dragon’s egg. Watch sword fighters battle. Join the Knights learn to sword fight. Take your place at the Dragon Banquet. Optionally, costume up and take photos with your henchmen or handmaidens.

Tickets available at event and priority tickets online. See tickets for details. Ticket for evening Dragon Banquet event are sold separately and strictly for persons age 16 and up. And do not include Day Admission.

Cost- €15

Time- Saturday & Sunday 09.00-18.00, dragon Banquet 20.00

Event– Yoga and Meditation

Location- Adult Education Centre, 114-116 Pearse Street

Description- Free Yoga and Meditation Session

– The workshop is open to all over 7 years of age and does not require any fitness level or previous exposure to yoga.
– Workshop is held for 1h to allow interaction and the possibility to ask questions in the end.
– The practices taught can be done anywhere between 5 to 21 minutes.
– Ongoing online support will be made available after the session.

For more information email

Cost- Free

Time- 13.45-15.00


Children’s EventHarvest Colours Wreath Workshop, Ages 7-11 @ the Hugh Lane

Location-Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, Parnell Square North

Description- Create bright, breezy, autumnal wreaths full of shapes and textures during this Harvest Colours works with artist Emma O’Toole. Ages 7-11

Cost- €6, booking required

Time- 11.00-12.00


EventChamber Choir Ireland – Before Bach & After

Location- St Ann’s, Dawson Street

Description-This concert at the beautiful St Anne’s Church is the first in a series of four spread across the 2018-19 season in which Chamber Choir Ireland will present the complete motets of Bach, together with related works by Brahms, Schütz, and a variety of medieval and contemporary composers.

The first programme includes works from the Old Bach Archive, two motets by Brahms, and Bach’s Jesu meine Freude as well as works by Giovanni di Palestrina, Sebastian Knüpfer and Heinrich Isaac.

The concert will be accompanied by a free pre-concert talk given by broadcaster Tim Thurston in conversation with Paul Hillier, given 1 hour before the concert.

For those intending on attending the full series of concerts in Dublin, there is an option to buy one ticket covering the entrance to all four concerts at a cheaper rate.

Cost- Child/student €5, full price €20

Time- 15.30-17.00

Event– Phoenix Park Honey Show 2018

Location- The Whitefields, Phoenix Park

Description- Welcome to the fourth annual Phoenix Park Honey Show.

This annual event includes the following tours and lectures:

Biodiversity and Horticultural Tours of Walled Garden
11am, 1pm, 2pm – Walled Garden, Brian Quinn, Cathy Savage, Leif Barry, OPW

Tours of Ashtown Castle
12pm, 2pm, 4pm – Ashtown Castle, Margaret McGuirk

“Bumblebees, Hoverflies, Honeybees, Pollinators Supreme”.
12pm Lecture Theatre – Peter Cuthbert, BSc Agr (Hort) Environmental Consultant

‘7th Century Old Irish Beekeeping Law’ – 1pm – Lecture Theatre, Prof. Fergus Kelly, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies

‘Victorian Gardening’ – 2pm – Lecture Theatre – Beth Ann Kavanagh, OPW guide, Phoenix Park

‘Making gardens more bee friendly’ – 3pm – Lecture Theatre – Peter Whyte BScAgr(Hort), Landscape and Garden Consultant.

For the little ones – Family activities and much more throughout the day.

Cost- Free

Time- 11.00-16.00


Children’s Event– Family Activity: Discovering Patterns

Location- Dublin Castle, Dame Street

Description- Inspired by the exhibition Lucienne Day: Living Designs, join this interactive hunt for patterns in the exhibition and all around the State Apartments of Dublin Castle. This activity is aimed at children, but all ages are welcome to join.

Free, all ages. Booking required.

Cost- Free, register here 

Time- 15.30-16.30


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