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My top picks of events happening in Dublin this week:


Event–  Archive At Lunchtime (weekly event)

Location- Irish Film Institute, Temple Bar

Description- Join us for free screenings of films from the IFI Irish Film Archive. Simply collect tickets at IFI Box Office

Coinciding with the release of his sixth feature film The Little Stranger, we look back at the first film projects of Lenny Abrahamson and his long-time collaborators Stephen Rennicks and Ed Guiney.

Featuring the comedic talents of Mikel Murfi, Gary Cooke and Dominic West, three underpant-clad youths, all called Joe, decide to do a bit of housework and think about life and laundry on a summer’s day.

FILM INFO: Lenny Abrahamson, 25 mins, 1991, Black and White

Cost- Free

Time- 13.10

Event– Yoga @ City Hall (Dublin Sportsfest)

Location- Dublin City Hall, Dame Street

Description- Experience Yoga in the beautiful and serene surroundings of Dublin’s historical City Hall. Mats provided

Cost- Free

Time- 08.00-08.45/ 13.00-13.45


Children’s Event– I AM BABA

Location- County Lirary, Tallaght

Description- I AM BABA is a theatre adventure for babies aged 0-12 months. It is a magical adventure of song, lights and textures for babies.

Cost- Free

Time- 11.00-11.40


EventThe Comedy Crunch

Location- The Stag’s Head, Dame Lane

Description- The Comedy Crunch has the best in stand up comedy EVERY Sunday, Monday & Tuesday night downstairs in The Stags Head, Dame Lane.

Cost- Free

Time- 21.00-23.00

Event– Great Georgian Architects: How they shaped the city of Dublin (more dates)

Location- Irish Georgian Society, South William Street

Description- A series of evening talks (6.30pm) delivered by the Irish Georgian Society, in partnership with Dublin City Council’s Heritage Office, in the Knight of Glin Exhibition Room, City Assembly House. This is a European Year of Cultural Heritage event supported by The Heritage Council. Following the Restoration (1660) Dublin became the second city, after London, of the British Empire, with major development and expansion in the Georgian period (1714-1830)  providing the institutional buildings and infrastructure, and setting out the city plan substantially as it survives today.

Scholars will deliver research celebrating the works of Dublin’s great Georgian architects responsible for designing the classical buildings of Dublin during the reign of Kings George I to IV, and provide an understanding of their design, materials and construction, as well as placing them in their social, political and cultural context.

Cost- €15

Time- 18.30-20.00


Children’s Event– Youth Circus Classes 

Location- Orwell Hall, Christchurch Rathgar

Description- We are now enrolling for our first term of Youth Circus!!

Juggling, Acrobatics, Tight-wire walking, Hula Hoop, Stilt Walking, Theatrical Clowning and much more…

These classes will take place on Tuesday evenings in for 12 weeks from the 18th of September to the 11th of December. Dates: September 18th, until December 11th 2018 Age: 5 to 18 years old

We offer tailored classes for each age group:

3.15 – 4.15pm, Circus Games for 5 to 7 year old children
Obstacle courses, teamwork games, pyramid building and more. This class is designed to develop your child’s balance and coordination as well as their ability to work in a team. The basics of circus skills such as: juggling, jumping, beam balancing etc. will be taught trough games, songs and fun activities.

4.15 – 5.15pm, Beginners Circus for 8 to 12 year children
Juggling, stilt walking, tumbling, hula hoop, tight wire walking, diabolo, partner acrobatics and more will be introduced with a focus on game based learning and creativity. The participants can expect to learn new tricks, makes lots of new friends and improve coordination.

5.30 – 6.30pm, Circus Club for 13 to 18 year old teenagers
Juggling, stilt walking, tumbling, hula hoop, tight wire walking, diabolo, partner acrobatics, clowning, dance and physical conditioning. In this class we will be delving further into each skill and asking participants to put their own personal touch on it. This class will be fun yet challenging as solo as well as group skills are taught and everyone will have the chance to create their own circus number.

Cost- €120 per child

Time- 15.15- 18.15


Event– GLOW Fitness (Dublin Sportsfest)

Location-St. Catherine’s Community Sports Centre, Marrowbone Lane, Dublin 8

Description- As part of Dublin Sportsfest, Dublin City Council and Dublin City Sport & Wellbeing Partnership bring you GLOW Fitness.

This FREE event allows you to choose from 3 different types of fitness class – Step Fresh, Box HIIT & Spin. All classes will take place in a darkened room under UV lights. Particpants will don neon bibs and facepaint – all to some great sounds which will be pumped out by the live DJ!

So come along, join the fun and get active!

Cost- Free

Time- 18.00-21.00

Event– Let’s Talk Mental Health By Dublin City Comhairle na nÓg

Location- Oak Room, Mansion House, Dawson Street

Description- Following on from our “Unseen Behind The Screen” campaign

We bring you our “Let’s Talk Mental Health” youth event. The event will be launched by the Lord Mayor of Dublin Nial Ring. With keynote speaker Dr Niall Muldoon Ombudsman for children. Age for attending event 12- 18 years.

Please note: As numbers are restricted pre-registration is vital for attendance. Please ensure you register for the individual workshops and /or youth panel. Please arrive at the allocated times. Light refreshments will be served. Age for attending event 12- 18 years.

At the event you can try out different workshops and activities with Comhairle, Webwise, Jigsaw, Reachout, try Yoga and Pesky gNATs (gaming demo). With performances from Kenan (former Irish Youth Music Award Winner) , There will also be a youth panel discussion focused on youth mental health with special guest Ryan O’ Shaughnessy. (Ex-Factor finalist and he represented Ireland in the 2018 Eurovision )

Come along and let’s talk mental health.

Cost- Free

Time- 10.30-15.30


Children’s Event– Malahide ‘Music for Babies’

Location- The Visitor Centre , Malahide Castle & Gardens

Description- 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


EventBook launch: Disordered Minds: How Dangerous Personalities Are Destroying Democracy

Location- The Science Gallery, Trinity College Dublin

Description- Irish author and scientist, Ian Hughes will be in the gallery to talk about his forthcoming book Disordered MindsHow Dangerous Personalities Are Destroying Democracy. He will also be signing copies (we’ll have books for sale in our shop). By bringing together his experience in science, psychology and political science he will be able to answer questions on why a small proportion of people with dangerous personality disorders are responsible for much of the violence and greed that scars our world. Clinical psychologist Paul D’Alton will introduce Ian on the night. Paul head of the Department of Psycho-oncology at St Vincent’s University Hospital, Dublin and Adjunct Lecturer at The School of Psychology, University College Dublin.

Ian Hughes is a scientist, psychologist and author. He graduated with a PhD in atomic physics from Queen’s University in Belfast, and worked in some of the top research laboratories in Europe and the United States. These included JET, the world’s largest nuclear fusion machine, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory in the United States. In mid-career he trained in psychoanalytic psychotherapy, where he learned about human development – and the absence of development which results in dangerous personality disorders.

Cost- Donation

Time- 18.30-20.00

Event– My Big Fat Gay Pub Quiz: Here We Go Again!

Location- Street 66, 33-34 Parliament Street

Description- Here’s your official warning, brain boxes – bury those noses in your queer bibles and organise grinds in all things gay, because GCN’s My Big Fat Gay Pub Quiz: Here We Go Again! is on the way!

Taking over Street 66 on September 27, our gorgeous guest presenter, the vivacious Victoria Secret will grill teams of four on queer questions and fairy facts in an effort to discover who is the brightest group this side of the rainbow.

While most winning teams usually consist of ‘The General Knowledge One’, ‘The Entertainment One’, ‘The Irish History One’ and the much rarer but most important ‘The Sport One’, all this event’s teams will need is ‘The Gay Facts One’, ‘The Obsessive Gay Facts One’, ‘The Weird Gay Facts One’ and another ‘Gay Facts One’.

Knowledgeable nellies will leave laden down with prizes, but most importantly, carrying the title of being the biggest smarty-pants in LGBT+ land. That should definitely get you a few drinks at the bar. Even you’re not the sharpest tool in the box, you might just pull yourself a Clever Dick.

Make sure to book early before Street 66 fills up from all those oversize brains and fact-filled noggins for a riotous night of laughs and sheer entertainment. All proceeds help keep your free community publication on the shelves!

Cost- €53 for a table of 4

Time- 19.00-22.00


Children’s Event– Irish for Parents of Children Learning Irish

Location- Lucan Library, Newcastle Road

Description- Booking from Monday 10th September, 1.30pm. If you have done this course before, please wait till Monday 17th September to book, to give new people a chance to particiapte. Thank you.

10-week course. (No class on Thursday 1st November).

Cost- Free

Time- 19.00-20.00


Event– Candlelit Tales at the Irish Whiskey Museum

Location- The Irish Whiskey Museum, Grafton Street

Description- Cosy up in the Victorian bar at the Irish Whiskey Museum as the talented storytellers of Candlelit Tales combine Irish mythology and traditional Irish music for a riveting storytelling experience. Sit back and relax over a drink from our full bar as they transport you to the world of Irish myth and legend.

This month is the story of The Poisoned Chalice!
The warrior’s code is uncompromising, forging boys into killing machines. When two great warriors come together and conceive a child, they are both determined that he will carry on their legacy.

Join us on September the 28th at 8:00pm for this exciting storytelling experience. The full cafe bar will be open before, during and after the storytelling to allow for maximum enjoyment throughout the night.

Cost- €12

Time- 20.00-21.30

Event– The Greatest Showman

Location- Sandymount Green, Sandymount

Description- ‘The noblest art is that of making others happy.’ – P.T. Barnum.

Happenings in association with BJP insurance are delighted to dazzle you with The Greatest Showman! This enchanting film tells the story of circus master P.T Barnum. Barnum struggled from a humbled background as a tailor’s son to become the ringmaster behind the “Greatest Show on Earth”. This musical brings down the house with a beautiful score, explores the magic of the circus and is perfect for a night of open air cinema under the stars! Join us on Friday 28 September, in Sandymount Green as we host The Greatest Show on Earth, right here in Dublin!

Gates are open from 6.45pm with the film kicking off when the sun goes down (approx 7.30pm). There will be teas coffees and cakes on sale and the local restaurants can do pizza, fish and chips etc.

Tickets are just €5 available from the ticket link below or a few will be available on the gate. Maybe. We may well set out!

Cost- €5

Time- 18.45


Children’s Event– Mum Talks in partnership with Freshii Sandyford

Location- Freshii, Ballymoss Road, Sandyford

Description- We are delighted to have teamed up with Freshii Sandyford to bring Mum Talks to Sandyford!

Same format with three great speakers and a whole bunch of amazing mamas but this time taking place in Freshii Sandyford where they will be fuelling us with deliciously healthy and freshly made food with the obligatory free flowing tea, coffee, and smoothies, yum! As always babies are welcome too and there is plenty of room for the buggies.

We have a fab line up of speakers joining us, check here for more info

Cost- €11

Time- 11.00-12.30


Event– Masterclass with Furniture Artist Jonathon Marc Mendes

Location- The Rediscovery Centre, Ballymun Road

Description- Annie Sloan distributor, Twenty Six, is hosting a day long masterclass with acclaimed furniture artist, Jonathon Marc Mendes at the Rediscovery Centre. This workshop takes place at the Centre on the 29th of September from 10am – 4pm.

Jonathon will be demonstrating his most popular painting techniques like Faded Grandeur, Verdigris, Marbling, Ombré & Industrial Rust. Attendees will be able to view the demonstrations and there will also be a Q&A session with attendees.

Jonathon is a British based furniture artist and photographer. He was chosen as one of Annie Sloan’s Painters in Residence in 2017 and he has painted across the world – from the UK to South Africa.

Cost- €75

Time- 10.00-16.00

Event– LGBTQI+-themed tour

Location- National Gallery of Ireland, Merrion Square

Description- Join us for a tour with a new perspective. Spend one hour exploring the history of gender and sexual identity through a selection of works from the collection that are connected to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community.

All welcome! No booking required.

Cost- Free

Time- 13.30-14.30


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- €30 for full term

Time- 10.30-11.30


Event– BalFolk: Weekly International Folk Dance

Location-The Cobblestone, Smithfield

Description- Join us at the BalFolk Dance Session and Workshop! Learn to dance the most beautiful folk dances of Europe and beyond, while having great fun and meeting new people from all over the world.

You can expect circle, line and square dances, and couple dances too. If you think Polkas or Waltzes are oldfashioned, we will show you otherwise! The music we dance to is Contemporary Folk

Just wear comfortable shoes and let yourself go! No partner needed, beginners welcome.

Cost- Suggested donation of €5 or more, which helps us to develop the group and pay musicians.

Time- 16.00-19.00

Event– Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride 2018 – Dublin Ride

Location- Red Cow Retail Centre, Robinhood Road

Description- Once again we are proud to be part of the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride here in Dublin, Ireland. Please follow the link below to sign-up ahead of the ride and help to raise funds for these important causes.

Riding Dapper for a Cause: A Brief History of The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride.

On Sunday September 30th 2018, over 120,000 distinguished gentlefolk in over 650 cities worldwide will don their cravats, tustle their ties, press their tweed, and sit astride their classic and vintage styled motorcycles to raise funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer and men’s mental health.

The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride was founded in Sydney, Australia by Mark Hawwa. It was inspired by a photo of Mad Men’s Don Draper astride a classic bike and wearing his finest suit. Mark decided a themed ride would be a great way to combat the often-negative stereotype of men on motorcycles, whilst connecting niche motorcycle communities together.

That first ride in 2012 brought together over 2,500 riders across 64 cities. The success of the event encouraged the founder to consider how it could be used to support a worthy cause.

Cost- Free. Donations welcome.

Time- 10.00-15.00


Children’s Event– Drop-in family workshop

Location- Maples and Calder Creative Space, The National Gallery of Ireland

Description- Taking place every Sunday, this is a free creative workshop for children and their families. At our weekly drop-in workshop, children and their parents/guardians/carers are encouraged to work together on creative projects. Drop-in and stay for as long (or as little!) as you wish.

These workshops are suitable for children of all ages, and take place in the Maples and Calder Creative Space in our Atrium.

Cost- Free, No booking required.

Time- 11.30


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    Great work!!! So informative,xx

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