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Welcome to my weekly Dublin events posts, published every single Sunday sharing the best things happening around the city each week. I really hope you enjoy them.

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My top picks of events happening in Dublin this week:


Event– Lemme Talk

Location- Poetry Ireland, 11 Parnell Square

Description- Get yourself heard on Monday nights.

Lemme Talk is a new open mic night at Poetry Ireland, brought to you in partnership with Slam Sunday. Running on the first Monday of the month, Lemme Talk gives poets, performers and all kinds of wordsmiths a chance to share their work with a friendly audience. It’s a non-competitive open mic and each night also features at least one special guest.

Five-minute slots are available on the night. Sign up to read on the door as you enter, and MC Brian Gallagher will pull names out of a hat as the evening progresses. If you don’t get to perform, your name gets carried over to the next month.

There’s a cover charge of €5 (available online and on the door) which includes tea, coffee and sweet treats. We will have 10 free tickets available on the door from 6.30pm. These tickets are set aside for anyone who needs them. Just request a Talk Token. No questions asked – we trust you!

Cost- €5

Time- 19.00-21.00

Children’s event– Mumba Dance Castleknock Community Centre 

Location- Castleknock Community Centre

Description- Dance, Bond and have fun with your little one. Loose te weight without even knowing it. If your little one loves the Rhythm then come along and waltz, rumba, cha cha or even Bollywood with your little one. (0-3yrs). No Mats, No Shoes, No Toys, No Fuss…. Just bring yourself and don’t forget the baby!

No Dance Experience required. Rock and Sway with your little one TODAY. Be ready to feel young again.

Cost- €60 for a 6-week course

Time- 10.30


Event– Christmas Evenings at the Castle

Location- Dublin Castle, Dame Street

Description- Our much loved Christmas evenings return this year. Escape the hustle and bustle of the city centre for a choral performance in the Chapel Royal followed by an opportunity to view the Neopolitan Crib and the festively decorated State Apartments. Guests will also be invited to attend a reception in the Gothic Room . This unmissable series of events offers guests the unusual exclusivity of the State Apartments after hours.

Cost- €20

Time- 18.30

Children’s event– Festival of Winter Wonder

Location-The Law Society, Blackhall Place, Dublin 7

Description- We joyfully invite you to our Festival of Winter Wonder, a magical evening of Mindfulness and Music. Featuring: The Dublin Gospel Choir, Colm Mac Con Iomaire (Kila & The Frames), and John Sheahan (The Dubliners).

Performances followed by mince pies and mulled wine.

Cost- €30 per person, children under 16 years €5

Time- Doors at 18.30. performance begins at 19.00


Event– Shaw Cinema Sessions | Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child

Location- The Bernard Shaw, South Richmond Street

Description- Booking in advance highly advised. Click here for more info & to make a booking 👇 |

In his short career, Jean-Michel Basquiat was a phenomenon. He became notorious for his graffiti art under the moniker Samo in the late 1970s on the Lower East Side NY scene, sold his first painting to Deborah Harry for $200, and became best friends with Andy Warhol. Appreciated by both the art cognoscenti and the public, Basquiat was launched into international stardom.

Within several years he went from homelessness to selling single paintings for $20,000. However, soon his cult status began to override the art that had made him famous in the first place. Director Tamra Davis pays homage to her friend in this definitive documentary. The production also reveals how he dealt with being a black artist in a predominantly white field. Much can be gleaned from insider interviews and archival footage, but it is Basquiat’s own words and work that powerfully convey the mystique and allure of both the artist and the man.

The film will be shown throughout the Shaw from 7pm, come one come all. Bring your popcorn x

Cost- Free

Time- 19.00

Children’s event– December Toddler Time

Location- Lucan Library, Lucan

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

Cost- Free

Time- 10.00-11.00


Event– Dublin Flea Christmas Market 2018

Location- Point Square, East Wall Road

Description- Get ready for the Dublin Christmas Flea Market to blow your mind and knock your socks off.

Due to popular demand it will be hosted over two long weekends, Thursday to Sunday, hosting 140 different stalls each weekend. Curated from over 500 applications, no two stalls are alike and the quality is second to none.

The Market hosts 100% creative Irish start-up and small business enterprise selling an incredible selection of art, contemporary design, hand-made craft, retro, vintage and antique collectibles and delicious and healthy artisan food products.

Don’t forget we are all indoors, free-to-enter, family and wheelchair friendly. And yes we have delicious food, coffee, mulled wine and carol singing. Basically all your Christmas Shopping needs under one lovely roof!

We are delighted to have Dublin City Council Local Enterprise Office on board again as our funding partners.

All stall information will be listed on our website soon, so you can check the dates of your favourite stalls.

Save the dates 6-9th Dec and 13-16th Dec.

Cost- Free to attend

Time- 13.00-20.00

Children’s event– Family-friendly Christmas Film

Location- Cabinteely Library, Cabinteely

Description- Join us for a family-friendly Christmas film in Cabinteely Library.

Cost- Free

Time- 18.00-19.30


Event– Sorry To Bother You

Location- Lighthouse Cinema, Smithfield

Description- Expect the unexpected in Boots Riley’s directorial debut, Sorry to Bother You – an outrageously surreal look at capitalism, corporate greed, and fractured workplace dynamics.

In an alternate present-day version of Oakland, California, struggling telemarketer Cassius Green (Lakeith Stanfield) discovers a magical key to professional success, which propels him into a macabre universe.

Cost- Adults €11. students €8.50

Time- 20.45

Children’s event– WALK Winter Wonderland

Location- Drimnagh Castle, Long Mile Road

Description- Every Christmas dream begins with a magical step through WALK’s winter wonderland.

Enter the archway through the spectacular Drimnagh Castle and savour the beautiful smell and sounds of Christmas. Browse WALK’s Christmas market which provides a lovely mix of seasonal trinkets, local artisan wares and tasty local treats.

Join Mrs Claus and the elves for festive jokes, songs and stories. Visit Santa in his grotto. Post your Santa letter in WALK’s magical post box. Make a wish in WALK’s wishing well. Watch out for crafty Coco the Clown. Listen carefully to hear whether your name is on the naughty or nice list. Has Nobby elf been good this year? Can Mr Pudding wake up Santa? Has rudloph the red nose reindeer crashed Santa’s sleigh?

Join Santa and Mrs Claus in Drimnagh Castle to discover the answers.

All proceeds will go to support WALK Community Project Fund.

Cost- Children €10, adults €5

Time- 16.30-18.30


Event– Celebrating reinvention with Roe & Co Irish whiskey through a creative workshop series

Location- Dollard House, Wellington Quay

Description- Roe & Co, a brand that lives and breathes creative reinvention, will bring some of Ireland’s most impressive artists and creatives together to celebrate craft in the heart of Dublin city. A yet unused space within the newly revived Dollard Printing House on Dublin’s Quays has been transformed into a Roe & Co venue, where the premium Irish whiskey will host regular workshop sessions, The Roe & Collective. The workshops will take place in Dollard Printing House on Wellington Quay.

What you get:

Cocktails and pizza

Immersive Copper Etching Workshop

Cocktail Masterclass

Photography Workshop

Complimentary Roe & Co cocktail in Roberta’s after the workshop

Cocktail masterclass with Roe & Co ambassador, Alan Mulvihill

Roe & Co’s brand ambassador will host a completely unique cocktail masterclass which is sparked from reinventing the ordinary. Alan will bring guests on a step-by-step journey to create two delicious Roe & Co cocktails.

The art of the portrait with wet plate photographer, Alex Sapienza

Enjoy a masterclass on the art of wet plate photography – a process of extreme light exposure that results in amazing raw style photographs being developed onto a sheet of metal. Alex will lead an hour-long workshop where he discusses this art form, how the process is done and why the reinvention of this art form has excited him.

Copper etching with artist, Helen O’Higgins

Helen will take guests through the art of copper etching and printing. Helen’s work is an exploration of the architecture, culture, history and everyday life in Dublin City. She will demonstrate the artform and invite guests to try their hand at etching and printing on copper paper.

Your ticket will also get you a token for a complimentary Roe & Co highball serve in partnering Roberta’s restaurant and bar which is situated just below Dollard House.

Cost- €27

Time- 15.00-18.30

Children’s event– Family Christmas Concert

Location- National Concert Hall

Description- Gather the family for this festive celebration of seasonal favourites with a jazz twist! Deck the halls and join in as we count down the 12 days of Christmas. Rock around the Christmas tree in a game of musical statues, and sing along with traditional carols and Christmas songs!

With lots of participation to keep all of our younger audience members involved and entertained, this promises to be a great way to start your Christmas celebrations.

Cost- €12

Time- 11.30


Event– Dublin in the Rare Auld Rhymes for Capuchin Day Centre

Location- The Cobblestone, Smithfield

Description- Great night of Songs, Stories & Recitations for the annual Dublin in the Rare Auld Rhymes with a host of Cobblestone furniture owners and Guests. All in Aid of Bro. Kevin Crowley and the Capuchin Day Centre who feed the needy of Dublin’s Fair City in these harshest of times.

Presented by Stoneybatter & Smithfield People’s History Project with MC Fergus Whelan. Donate >>

Cost- Donation

Time- 20.30-23.30

Children’s event– Christmas at Glasnevin

Location- The Botanic Gardens’ Glasnevin

Description- Savour the festive atmosphere and experience the spirit of Christmas with a free visit to Santa and his helpers in his hideaway in the Gardens. Stock up with seasonal goodies, treats, presents and assorted Christmas supplies at our special Christmas market..

As you stroll through the stalls listen out for some festive music along the way with our live choir.

Cost- Free

Time- 10.00-16.30



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