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My top picks of events happening in Dublin this week:


Event– Confirmation | Dublin Fringe Festival

Location- The Lir Acadamy, Trinity College Dublin

Description- This is not a story about the status quo. This is a story about making a change. A musical memoir about growing up in Roscommon. Xnthony was 12 when he made his confirmation. He was 26 when Roscommon voted no in the marriage equality referendum.

This is the story of those moments and everything that happened in between, exploring the complex relationships we have with the places we call home and the stories they hold. A poignant pop concert from an award-winning creative team about looking for confirmation and wondering if we can ever find it.

Cost- €15

Time- 19.30-20.40

Event– The Dublin Story Slam – Back to Work

Location- The Sugar Club, Leeson Street

Description- Everyone has a story and we’d love to hear yours. At Dublin’s only open mic competitive storytelling night hosted by Broadcaster, Author & Comedian, Colm O’Regan, we’re looking for your short true stories inspired by a different theme each month.

This month as we say goodbye to the Summer Holidays, we’re looking for stories inspired by your own nine to five. Tell us about a memorable Summer job from your youth or an internship that promised the World, working your way to the top to suddenly being let go. Dream jobs to nightmare ones, get rich quick schemes that promised you millions or volunteer jobs that made you even richer. From nightmare bosses to inspiring mentors, working around the World to working from home, the sweet taste of success to that bitter taste of failure, whatever your experience was come share your own Work stories this month at The Dublin Story Slam.

Cost- €10

Time- 19.00-22.15


Children’s Event– Bouncing Baby Book Club

Location- Ballyroan Library, Orchardstown Avenue, Dublin 14

Description- Encourage a love of Books and Reading. Stories, rhymes and songs for parents/carers and their babies. Booking opens Monday 3rd September @10am 0-3 year-olds

Cost- Free

Time- 10.00-11.00



Location- The Green Man, Terenure

Description- There’s so much more to Spain than Rioja and Ribera.

Tonight Rafa Salazar from Spanish specialist Vinos Tito will guide us through some off-beat producers, wines, grapes and regions of his homeland.

Rafa always brings such passion and knowledge to his tastings and his enthusiasm is infectious.

We’ll be taken on an A to Z journey of Spanish wines, from the region of Aragón to the Zalema grape. We’ll taste exciting wines from young, dynamic artisan producers, some of which only produce very limited quantities.

A fantastic opportunity to taste some of the brilliant, diverse wines from our extended Spanish selection.

Alongside these thoughtful wines, Sebastian will be preparing a selection of authentic tapas.

A fantastic opportunity to taste some of the brilliant, diverse wines from our extended Spanish selection and some authentic tapas.

Cost- €40

Time- 19.30-21.00

Event– Bright Club Dublin

Location- Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street

Description- Bright Club brings researchers and comedians together in an explosion of comedy, music, and ideas! A true variety night for lateral minds.

Cost- €5

Time- 20.00-22.30


Children’s Event– Talk for Parents of Children with ASD or ADHD

Location- Clondalkin Library, Monastery Road, Dublin 22


Fiona Hall is an accredited and experienced psychotherapist and counsellor and will deliver a talk for parents on the process of coping with your child’s diagnosis – when your child has an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) or a related diagnosis.

Cost- Free, ticket required

Time- 18.30-19.30


Event– Deepen your connection with your partner

Location- The Liffey Trust Studios, Liffey Trust Centre, 117-126 Upper Sheriff Street, North Dock, Dublin 1

Description- KizAnima presents this unique opportunity for you to have quality time with your partner. Not only quality time, but also connecting with your partner on a deeper level. You will discover emotions that you and your partner never felt before for each other. You will discover emotions you never thought you had in yourself. You will discover the hidden treasure of your soul.

Love, lovers, best friends, family, this is what your partner is. Barriers will be dropped and your heart open.

We are creating a safe space where you can do all this and be yourself together with your partner and experience beautiful moments rich in emotions.

After this workshop, your relationship will never be the same.

If you are not in a couple relationship, maybe a couple relationship sounds even scary for you then you are one of those for whom the workshop starts now. Your first exercise is to call that person you like, to approach that human you feel attracted to and bring him/her along.

We invite you to join us in experiencing connection, love, humanity, compassion, clarity, joy, playfulness, freedom, curiosity, amazement and more uplifting emotions.

Who is that for?

For couple who want to deepen the connection in their relationship at a soul level

For couple who wants to make their relationship stronger

For couple who wants to discover and experiment new things at 2

For people who want to experience something new with a friend are also welcome

Places are limited and only 2 workshops will take place for this theme, so book your spot before it is fully booked by sending your couple/pair registration at

Cost- €80 per couple

Time- 19.30-21.00

Event– Cherry Comedy Open Mic at Whelan’s

Location- Whelan’s, Wexford Street

Description- One of the top comedy clubs in Ireland, favoured by acts new & old, entertaining audiences from around the world. As seen on RTÉ, TV3, Vodafone Comedy Festival & more.

Catch the stars of tomorrow at The Parlour Bar in Whelan’s alongside established comedians giving you the first taste of their upcoming shows.

Cost- €5

Time- 20.30-23.00


Children’s Event– Clontarf ‘Music for Babies’

Location- St. Anthony’s Hall, St. Anthony’s Parish Church, St. Lawrence Road, Dublin 3

Description- We are delighted to kick off our Autumn Music for Babies series in Clontarf with the very fabulous Deirdre Moynihan (soprano) and Eamon Sweeney (baroque guitar). Prepare to be transported to another realm with music throughout the ages. Sit back and enjoy.

Classical music concerts for grandparents, parents and babies in a relaxed, local setting.

Come and enjoy the finest chamber music as your baby feeds, sleeps, plays and absorbs all the benefits of this wonderful music.

Cost- €13

Time- 11.00-12.00


Event– Passports, Pilots and Planes

Location- The Little Museum of Dublin, 15 Saint Stephen’s Green

Description- From one flight a day to 30 million passengers a year – Paul O’Kane flies through 78 years of Dublin Airport history.

A part of the Wings of Ireland: A History of Irish Aviation

Cost- €5

Time- 18.30-19.30

EventSightless Cinema 2018

Location-IMC Cinema Tallaght, The Square, Tallaght

Description-Gather in the darkened cinema for the première of a programme of short radio plays in surround sound, where all the pictures will be in your head! The lively mix is devised and performed by Sightless Cinema, a group of blind and visually impaired people led by director Ciarán Taylor. After delighting audiences over the past three years, Sightless Cinema comes to Tallaght for the first time, where the line up includes the hilarious comedy of errors Bag of Chips, the topical dramaWaiting in Line, and the nail-biting thriller Opportunity Knocks.

Sightless Cinema 2018 is funded by South Dublin County Council,facilitated by the National Council for the Blind in Ireland, with recording facilities provided by Contact Studios at Rua Red Arts Centre. Surround sound mixing by Tim O’Donovan.

Cost- €5

Time- 19.00-20.30


Children’s Event– Ceol do Pháistí – Childrens Music – 2018-2019

Location- Aras chronain, Dublin 22

Description- Fun High Quality Lessons by Qualified Experienced, All-Ireland Champion, Music Teachers / Musicians

Cost- €140 for the term

Time- 17.00-20.00


Event– Brewtonic Beer Festival

Location- The Bernard Shaw, 11-12 Richmond St South

Description- After the success of launching our first ever Brewtonic Beer Festival last year, we’re back this September at The Bernard Shaw & Eatyard 21-23rd September 2018.

Some of the beers on board….

Rascals, Kinnegar, Beavertown, Hopfully & Grand Cru Sours as well as our very own delicious Brewtonic brews.

Loads of fun things to do over the few days including Tastings, Drink & Draw, Beer Bingo, Beer Pong Championships, Social Hops Project, Brew & Chew, Susan Boyle Cheese & Beer pairing & much more. Check out our website for more HERE

Cost- €10

Time- Kicks off at 14.00

EventCulture Night 2018

Location- Various locations

Description- Culture is catching with venues and public spaces across the island of Ireland as they open their doors to host a programme of free late-night entertainment, as part of an all-island celebration of arts, heritage and culture. Now in its thirteenth year, Culture Night returns on Fri Sep 21st 2018.

Cost- Lots of free events, some ticketed

Time- All day friday, check the site for more info


Children’s Event– A History of Dubin for Children

Location- Outside Smock Alley Theatre, Cow’s Lane, Dublin 8

Description- Join Humpty Dumpty for nursery rhymes and stories from auld Dublin. You’ll hear all about what life was like for children over approximately 1,100 years of Dublin’s History. Viking kids and modern kids welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult

Cost- Free but booking required

Time- 17.30-18.30


Event– Overcome fear by doing rejection and/or shame-attacking challenges

Location- The Spire, O’Connell Street

Description- Let’s meet at The Spire this time to do the challenges in Henry Street. I’ll be holding a sign that says “Rejection Club” to make it easier to find me.

I will show you a list of challenges so you can pick one to do or come up with your own idea. Then we will split into groups of two and go to do our challenges. So one person will do their challenge first and the other one will be there for emotional support, and then the roles will be reversed. We will regroup after 10 minutes and talk about how the challenges went. After that, we can go for a second and even third round if you’re up for it.

If you wish to know more about rejection therapy, please watch the following TED talk:

And this is a video of me doing a shame-attacking exercise (lying down on the street for 2 minutes):

Everyone is welcome to come and you will not be forced to do a challenge.

Cost- Free

Time- 11.00-12.30

Event– Vivaldi’s Four Seasons by Candlelight

Location- St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin 8

Description- Presenting a programme of music from across the eras of Classical music, London Concertante’s concert of works by Bach, Elgar, Mozart and Vivaldi, promises to be a magical exploration of the genre!

Cost- €28-36

Time- 20.00-22.00



Location- Scientology Community Centre, Firhouse Road

Description- Meet and interact with amazingly life-like dinosaurs, Trixie the Giant T-Rex, Terry the Triceratops and Vinny the Velociraptor. You’ll learn some fun interesting facts about Dinosaurs and the Jurassic Era.

Experience a theatrical performance that will thrill and entertain kids while stimulating their imagination.

Cost- Free

Time- 11.30-20.00


Event– 108 Sun Salutations in Aid of Dublin Rape Crisis Centre

Location- Little Bird, South Circular Road

Description- 108 Sun Salutations – Charity Event in aid of the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre with Fabiana Mizzoni

Join Fabiana for this very special practice. This revitalising session gives you the chance to experience the ancient practice of saluting the sun in its deepest, rawest form. This is a special opportunity to elevate your physical and spiritual practice among fellow students.

The class will open with a brief explanation and a chance to ask any questions you may have. Fabiana will detail some variations that you can make to your salutation sequence if necessary. After warming the joints, we will begin. Together we will perform 9 blocks of 12 traditional stepping sun salutations. You will build heat, you will sweat, and you’ll find that the repetition of movements allows you to move deeper into your practice, experiencing a moving meditation with 17 other students. After completing 108 rounds we will wind down with some long-held grounding asanas, and then close our afternoon with a deeply nourishing savasana.
Please note the following: This practice is open to all students with a yoga practice, but is not suitable for absolute beginners. Variations will be given. Please bring a sweat towel. Remember to eat a full breakfast and drink plenty of water beforehand, but if possible try fast from 12:30pm onwards.


Cost- €25

Time- 14.30-17.00

EventDublin Vegfest

Location- Griffith College, South Circular Road

Description- Dublin Vegfest, Ireland’s largest vegan food & lifestyle event is back bigger and better than ever. For 2 day’s September 22nd & 23rd at Griffith College Dublin. Feast through the day in our Vegan Food Village.

You don’t have to be a vegan to enjoy Dublin Vegfest; you can just hang out eating great food, try natural ethical products, learn about plant-based health benefits, enjoy a talk, workshop or performance among a super friendly gathering in our large outdoor areas, speakers area, performance and chill zone. Awesome guest speakers and more to be announced.

Cost- €10 general admission

Time- 11.00-18.00


Children’s Event– Tiny Dancer: A Donal Dineen DJ Set for Kids

Location- The Complex, 15 Little Green Street, Dublin 7

Description- Let’s dance! It’s time for the kids to throw some shapes and bust out their best moves as DJ Donal Dineen hits the decks for a special musical rollercoaster ride.

Expect dance tunes from every era and every corner of the globe. So if you’re ready to get into the groove, lace up your dancing shoes and grab those glowsticks. Kids just wanna have fun!

Cost- Free but ticket required

Time- 11.00-13.00


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