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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– Tuesdays With Morrie

Location- Smock Alley Theatre

Description- A heartwarming, emotional and humorous exploration of friendship, mortality, and the things that matter most in life.

Tuesdays with Morrie is the charming and thought-provoking play about professor Morrie Schwartz and his former student Mitch Albom, who reunite 16 years after college for one final lesson: The Meaning of Life.

Based on the book by Mitch Albom

Cost- €11

Time- 20.00

Children’s event– Ukulele for Beginners

Location- Lucan Library, Lucan

Description- Ukulele for Beginners. Four-week course. Beginner’s level. Ukuleles will be supplied, but you can bring your own too! Places limited. Suitable for 8-12 year-olds. Booking from Monday 12th November, 1.30pm here

Cost- Free

Time- 17.30-18.15


Event– Tis the Season to be Jolly

Location- National Concert Hall

Description- The Rathfarnham Concert Band Society’s annual concert will take place this year on the 27th of November. The Junior Band, Inter Band, Jazz Band and Senior Band will take to the stage to perform a huge variety of music for the festive season.We will be joined with our friends in the Loreto Beaufort Choir with Marie Cruise, Loreto National School, Divine Word, St. Mary’s BNS, and introducing Ballyroan BNS.

Cost- €10-15

Time- 19.30

Children’s event– Dublin City Council Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

Location- Rathmines, Plaza in front of Swan Leisure

Description- Dublin City Council & Swan Leisure are pleased to present Rathmines Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony!
Tuesday, 27th November at 7:00pm
At Plaza in front of Swan Leisure.
Angel & her Band
St. Louis Senior primary School Choir
St. louis high School Music Ensemble
Snow Queen & Cuddle the Polar Bear
Santa and his Sleigh!

Cost- Free

Time- 19.00


Event– Bread & Butter – November Edition

Location- The Tara Buildings, Tara Street

Description- Join us in new Bread & Butter venue The Tara Building, for Novembers’s edition of the IDI’s creative talks. The theme is Storytelling Through Design, and our speakers are from a variety of disciplines;

ELECTRONIC SHEEP – Brenda Aherne & Helen Delany

Electronic Sheep is a graphic knitwear label founded by two Irish designers Brenda Aherne and Helen Delany.
They are known for their colourful tapestry-like knitwear – each illustrative piece a work of art. Their designs and
drawings are distinctive, cultural pieces woven with unique stories. The designers grew up next door to each other and have been friends since childhood. Their past and friendship is evident in their fun approach to design and in their lovingly made collections: ‘The Beat Club’, ‘Universal Cowboy’, ‘Holly goes to Paris’ and ‘Red Lemonade’… – to name a few!


A Sligo born, now Dublin based illustrator and surface pattern designer. Her love of nature, vintage and bold vibrant detail is evident from her bright and eclectic illustrations. Her first illustrated book ‘All Through the Night’ a collection of night poems edited by Marie Heaney, which was shortlisted in two categories at the Bold Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards in 2016 ( RTE Radio 1’s The Ryan Tubridy Show Listener’s Choice Award and The Best Irish Published book of the Year in 2016.) Her illustrations appear in books, editorial, retail design, fashion, fabrics and ceramics across the globe.


Eleonora is an Italian graphic designer now based in Dublin working with the creative agency bigO and at her own practice Studio Nugno. She has won a number of awards including the ICAD silver bell, and the IDI Logo Design award, and her work has been selected for the 100 Archive, AIGA, and LogoLounge Book 10. She has worked with a variety of clients from museums, to fashion labels, to tourism brands with a style that centres on clear and confident communication, contrast and duality, and appropriate use of material.

Cost- €10

Time- 19.00-22.00

Children’s event– Broadreach | Ballet Beginners

Location- CoisCeim Dance Theatre, 14 Sackville Place

Description- TERM 2 | Begins 31 Oct | Drop ins welcome! €15 / €10 students Discover pliés, points and pirouettes and take a step into the world of Ballet. This class is suitable for people with no previous experience in Ballet.

Cost- €97 for the term/ €10/15 drop-in classes

Time- 18.15-19.30


Event– Panti Bliss & Prof Mulcahy in conversation

Location- Smock Alley Theatre

Description- This year’s theme for World AIDS Day, which will be marking its 30th anniversary on December 1, will be “Know your status”.

Panti Bliss will host the trailblazing Professor Mulcahy in an hour long conversation exploring the legacy of AIDS activism in Ireland, the changing landscape of medical research and new challenges in light of the recent HIV infection spike in Ireland.

This event is a fundrasier for GCN & HIV Ireland and is kindly supported by GlaxoSmithKline.

Professor Fiona Mulcahy is Medical Director of the Department of Genito Urinary Medicine and Infectious Diseases at St James’ Hospital Dublin and is University Professor at Trinity College Dublin. She was appointed Consultant in Genito Urinary Medicine and HIV Medicine at St James’s Hospital in 1987. She is chairman of the National AIDS Strategy Committee on Care and Management and is a member of the National Advisory Committee for Sexual Health Strategy and management of Blood Borne Diseases.

Panti Bliss is the Queen of Ireland & a national treasure!

Cost- €10

Time- 19.00-22.00

Children’s event– The Moving Crib

Location- St.Martin Apostolate, Parnell Square


Yet again, one of Dublin’s oldest treasures, The Moving Crib at 42 Parnell Square West, Dublin 1 will be opening its doors this Christmas Season from the 27th of November. This is its 62nd year captivating generations of families. Children and adults alike and best of all it’s FREE!

It’s history and old world charm is unchanged and has led to many describing it as a wonderful hidden gem in Dublin City and “a real Dublin Institution” that will give you “a warm glow for the true meaning of Christmas”.

Winding your way down to the basement of this stunning Georgian building, you are greeted with a montage of many historical / fun stories, including Noah’s Ark, The Wise Men and many more, its scenes, competitions, an illusion wall and a little touch of magic are all sure to guarantee a fun day out for all the family!
Children are encouraged to draw and colour a Leaf, cut out the shape and bring it with them so that they can be placed in the Garden of Eden forever.

The Moving Crib, the mention of which always evokes a smile and fond memories of Dublin in the ‘rare auld times’ is the only one of its kind built in Ireland (if not the world); it is a historical and entertaining experience. This Dublin landmark is as captivating today as it was when it first opened its doors in 1956 and admission is still FREE.

Be sure to visit this year and don’t miss the wonderful Bray Gospel Choirwhose passion for Gospel and Soul music is renowned and who will be performing here on Sunday 9th December

Cost- Free

Time- 11.00-14.00


Event– The Late Late Toy Show Drinking Game

Location- The Forth Corner, Patrick Street, Dublin 8

Description- That’s right you’ve heard correctly. On Friday, November 30th we will be screening the Late Late Toy Show live across two floors at The Fourth Corner. Come join us for a night of nostalgia and kick off your Christmas in style.

1. Every time you spot an audience member in novelty antlers.

2. Every time Tubs says “one for everyone in the audience”.

3. Every time a child goes rogue on a wheeled toy.

4. Every time talented kids make you feel inadequate.

5. Every time the batteries are dead (even though it worked “when we tried this earlier”).

6. Every time a toy fails to work.

7. Every time you pay more attention to the lads and lassies wheeling the stuff on and off.

8. Every time a child does something that is guaranteed to be in your Facebook news feed the following morning.

Cringey Christmas jumpers are a must.

Cost- Free to attend

Time- 21.00

Children’s event– Santa Claus is coming to Ballymun Town!

Location- Ballymun Civic Centre

Description- A night of magic as Santa arrives to Ballymun! There will be singing, dancing, face painting, b balloon making & a magician! Lots of Christmas treats & hot Chocolate to warm yourself after watching the Christmas Tree lights been switched on by our Deputy Lord Mayor, Cathleen Carney Boud.

This is a completely free event! Hope to see you all there!

Cost- Free

Time- 18.00-21.00


Event– Women’s Tours

Location- Glasnevin Cemetery Museum

Description- To mark the centenary of Constance Markievicz’s election in December 1918, we are hosting special tours that will focus on the women buried who have played pivotal roles in shaping Irish history.  Markievicz was the first woman ever elected to the House of Commons and the second woman in the world to be elected as a parliamentary representative.  To mark the occasion, we are hosting tours which focus on the legendary women who along with Markievicz played a pivotal role in shaping Irish culture and history to whom Glasnevin is home to.

Cost- Students €10, adults €13

Time- 11.00-12.30

Children’s event– Jingle Bells 5K family run

Location- Phoenix Park

Description- The 28th annual running of the Jingle Bells 5K. A fast course in the wonderful Phoenix park for athletes, fun runners, joggers and walkers.

Cost- Adults €20, children €5

Time- 11.00


Event– Zero Waste Christmas Festival

Location- The Green Door Market, Bluebell Buisness Centre

Description- Zero Waste Festival Ireland will bring you talks, workshops, info-stands, swap-shops and a market, all dedicated to helping you reduce your waste this Christmas.

Christmas can be a difficult time to keep your bins empty and your recycling pile small, but during this day-long event you will get tips on cutting down on waste from food and packaging, gifts and wrapping, decorations and festive dressing and even pre-Christmas cleaning!From making better choices of materials, to reusing and upcycling what is already out there, there will be something to be learned for everyone, no matter where you are on your journey. For your first foray into Zero Waste stop by our info stand for a quick primer, or sign up for a talks and workshops pass for more insight.

More information, schedule and tickets are available from the website

The zero waste movement is an environmental lifestyle adjustment aimed at minimising landfill waste, through cutting down on consumption, choosing reusable, recyclable and compostable materials (in that order), and trying to repurpose materials as much as possible. It is based around the 5Rs – REFUSE what you don´t need, REDUCE what you do have to buy, REUSE what is already available, RECYCLE what can´t be used anymore and ROT (compost) the rest.

Cost- A talks and workshop pass (€10/€8 concession) is needed to access the talks and workshops on the mezzanine level. Tickets (€3) are also required for the ‘Tree-planting with Santa’ children’s event

Time- 10.00-17.00

Children’s event– The Christmas Experience

Location- Airfield Estate, Dundrum

Description- We’re delighted to announce the return of the Award Winning Christmas Experience to Airfield Estate from 24th November – 23rd December!

Experience the magical world of Airfield this Christmas..

Pen your Christmas wish to Santa
Cookie Decorating in the Elve’s Kitchen
Group storytime & Gifts with Santa
Warm up with a hot chocolate or a spiced winter warmer
Family picture in Santa’s sleigh*
A magical trip on the North Pole Express
Christmas craft workshop
Festive face painting

We’re proudly supporting Team Hope and all families who attend The Christmas Experience and donate a new toy will receive a free family picture on Santa’s sleigh, capturing your precious memory of the day for years to come.

*additional cost of €10 per family picture on Santa’s sleigh if no toy donation

Cost- Adults €12.50, children €22.50

Time- 12.30



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