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My top picks of events happening in Dublin this week:


Event– Healing the Subsconscious Mind 

Location- BRAHMA KUMARIS IRELAND, 11 Clare Street, D02 XF25, Dublin

Description- No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.’ Albert Einstein.

The aim of this talk is to attempt to grasp that higher consciousness. The talk will include the understanding
the sub-conscious mind as well as healing it with guided meditation experiences. There will be an opportunity for discussion and questions.

Cost- Free

Time- 18.00-20.30

Event– Yoga with Cats

Location- Cat Lounge, 1 Haymarket, D07 CDN0, Dublin 7

Description- Enjoy a smooth and relaxing yoga session in Cat Lounge with Yogilateral!

Our residents will join you in your session while you stretch and flex, or they might push you off your yoga mat, so they can use it as a bed!

Please bring your own Yoga mat we have some in cat lounge if you do not have one and a bottle of water if you feel you might need it.

Cost- €20

Time- 17.00-18.00


Children’s Event– Teddy Bear Sleepover

Location- Ballyroan Library, Orchardstown Avenue

Description- Wear your P.Js for a bed time story with your teddy bear, then leave them to sleep over in the library with their new friends. You can pick your bear up the following day after they have enjoyed their breakfast.

For ages 3- 7

Booking opens Monday 13th August at 10am

Cost- Free

Time- 17.00-19.00


Event– Mother’s Little Treasure

Location- The Pearse Centre, 27 Pearse Street, Dublin 2

Description- Firedoor Theatre is proud to present the raucous return of ‘Mother’s Little Treasure’, a new play by Simon Murphy.

Maureen Moore is a pillar of her Raheny community. Her life should be as perfect as her leopard-print hued clothing.

However a cloud lies on the horizon. A cloud named Gary – her white-collar criminal son.

Where is Gary though? One evening as Maureen is putting the world to rights, with her dearest friend Carol Delaney, the doorbell rings. Who is it, only Gary’s girlfriend Rosario. Why is she collecting Gary’s passport? Is there something Maureen is not being told? With Carol in tow, Maureen needs to do some investigation.

A tale of Raheny and revenge, leopard-print and Tenerife, ‘Mother’s Little Treasure’ is an epic comedy of tawdry values.

Cost- €15

Time- 20.00-21.30

Event– Battle of the Axe Comedy and Open Mic Club

Location- Ha’Penny Bridge Inn, 42 Wellington Quay

Description- The Battle of the Axe Comedy and Open Mic Club has been hosting events since 1996, making it over 22 years old – although it’s a bit like Peter Pan – it will never grow up.

It has been a launch pad for some of the country’s most iconic masters of mirth and it remains one of the most friendly places for new would-be comedians to cut their teeth and perfect their jokes.

Offer a little support to the newbies sweating behind the ears or lose your sense of public decorum altogether as you roar laughing at a well-known circuit comics trying their new jokes on for size.

Either way, the craic will be mighty – and isn’t that just what Dublin is about?

Cost- Students €7, adults €10

Time- 21.00


Children’s Event– Tuesday Kids Drop-by Activities

Location- National Botanic Gardens, Dublin 9

Description- Kids, Join us for fun activities in the dedicated Children’s Garden! Each week is a different 20 minute activity. Sow seeds, make seed bombs, design bug hotels or re-use everyday items to create your own piece of eco art.

All children must bring their own grown-up.
This event is for Families, if you have a Group please call 01 857 0909 to discuss booking.

Cost- Free

Time- 11.00


Event– Writers’ Garage Launch

Location- Generator Hostels – Cinema, Smithfield Square

Description- You are cordially invited to the launch of “Writers Garage” at the Generator Hostel on the 29th of August.

This exciting evening of talks and presentations relating to self-publishing and storytelling will feature an engaging mix of talents – the programme is still in progress.

18.30 INTRO by the M.C. Janie Lazar – Gian and Janie’s welcome! (5 min)
Janie Lazar will be MC’ing the event. Janie is the founder of, TEDx Speaker, Coaching Professional and Communications trainer. As she says ” Everything begins with a conversation and context is everything. ”

18.35 Comic artist Carolina Medina interpreting her comic strips live (35 min)
Carolina Medina is a Chilean Children’s Book Illustrator and Artist, currently studying a PhD in Literature and living in Dublin. Carolina will be interpreting her exciting first comic book (Catalina and the Kingdom Of Godot) narrating the story while the strips are projected on the screen. Not to be missed!

19.10 Laurence O’Bryan “How To Develop a Reader Fan Base” (30 mins)
Laurence O’Bryan is the organiser of the amazing “Dublin Writers Conference” and the author of “The Istanbul Puzzle” the first book of his crime series. Laurence has developed a service called “Books Go Social” to promote books helping writers & publishing companies with their social media and digital marketing.
I am sure in this speech some secrets will be revealed.

19.40 Intro to Writers’ Garage (25 mins)
Gian Tapinassi, Creator and Founder of “Writers’ Garage”, has previously co-founded Artdigiland Publishing, a publishing house of Cinema Books and in the last years has been passionating involved with startups’. Gian is also a Screen and Short Story Writer. Gian will show you how Writers Garage has come to be, which services are now available and the current plans for the future.
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20.05 Food and drinks (20 min)
Break for some food/drinks

20.20 Readings by Natasha Elle Crudden, Ruairi Connelly, Phil Lynch and other poets and writers (25 mins)
– Natasha Helen Crudden has self-published a poetry book and CD entitled “Barbed-Wire Cage”, a novel entitled “Empire Evolution”, and EP Detonation Day, and will be launching her second poetry collection “Ctrl/Alt/Delete” in October.
– Ruairi Conneely Is a poet &a writer who has performed extensively around Dublin and Ireland for many years. His work has been published in The Pickled Body and FLARE, and he is a regular performer at Poetry Brothel Dublin.

– Phil Lynch’s poetry has appeared in various literary journals and anthologies. He is a regular performer at poetry and spoken word events in Ireland and beyond. His collection, In a Changing Light, (Salmon Poetry), was published in 2016.

20.45 Panel and Q&A (45 min)
To conclude, a Q&A with the speakers about their work and self-publishing experiences where you’ll have the chance to ask questions and grasp what is more useful for you.

At the event, you’ll learn some secrets on the ways you can effectively reach the right audience from a professional writer operating in the field as a writer and as a Marketer, like Laurence O’Bryan and we’ll hear also other artists and writers that are starting now.

You’ll experience an interesting and entertaining evening with performances, useful information about the opportunity to self-publish your writings and a great opportunity to network with other writers, illustrators, comic artists and creative minds.
And last but not least if you attend you can avail of the 30% discount on all the Writers’ Garage services.

Cost- Free but registration necessary

Time- 18.30-21.00

Event– Melodies and Memories

Location- Richmond Barracks, Saint Michael’s Estate

Description- A Musical Tour of Richmond Barracks

Travel back in time, and let music tell the history of Richmond Barracks. The tour takes place on the last Wednesday of the month at 11am.

Topics include:British Military History, Events of 1916, Francis Ledwidge, St. Michael’s CBS, Social History

Local musicians Bernie Tynan and Tony Casey, will both enlighten and delight you, with music of a bygone age. Singing songs such as The Minstrel Boy, It’s a long way to Tipperary, The Foggy Dew, and many more.

A unique way to learn about the extaordinary history of Richmond Barracks and surrounding area.

Join us then for a sing-song in our Café……the perfect end to a wonderful experience.

Cost- €6

Time- 11.00-12.30


Children’s Event– Baby Massage Course

Location- Castleknock Community Centre, Dublin 15

Description- Baby Massage is great for: (1) Relief from wind/ colic (2) Helping baby to relax (3) Bonding with your baby (4) Stimulating your baby.

If you have health insurance you can claim back up to 100% of the course.

Spend quality time with your baby learning how to give your baby a massage, and meet other local mums for friendship and support.

I will teach you strokes that are safe and appropriate for you to massage your baby, so that you can enjoy it as a regular activity at home.

This is a five-week course. Classes last for an hour followed by tea & coffee.

You can be sure that you are receiving a quality class as I am accredited by the International Association of Infant Massage and am a member of Baby Massage Ireland.

It is a baby-led class so you can feel at ease if your baby needs to sleep, feed etc. during the class.

The benefits of baby massage include:
Relief – may help relieve constipation, wind and colic pains.
Relaxation- during the massage and also may help baby sleep better
Stimulation – stimulating the muscles and nerve pathways.
Interaction – great for bonding between the two of you.

call or text 087 7402236

Cost- €90 (no health insurance), €110 (with health insurance you can claim it back)

Time- 10.45



Location- The Fumbally Stables, Dubiln

Description- GALZGONEWILD is delighted to announce we are hosting a super fun SWAP SHOP event in aid of AWARE.IE to connect women suffering from depression with nature and the outdoors.


Bring along 1-4 items of good quality wearable clothing to our GALZGON’SWAP event. Imagine the types of gorge pieces you would like to take home so only bring items that are in a lovable condition that you would be happy to receive yourself.

You will receive tokens in exchange for your clothing.

Use these tokens to take home something new!

We will also put up a “Have” and “Want” board with post its and pens so people can list larger items along with their name and contact info like “Surfboard and wetsuit” or share services e.g offering 3 hours graphic design work in exchange for guitar lessons. You get the drift :p

We will also have an accessories table with your preloved bags and jewelry so feel free to bring these along too (you will not receive tokens for these items,instead you just take an item or two that tickles your fancy)

Items not to bring- Shoes, jeans, hosiery, clothing that is stained or damaged.

At the end of the night we will donate all left over items to Aware Ireland Charity shop in Phibsborough

While you browse the rails enjoy some complimentary drinks, mingle, chat and network. You can also avail of our donation based nail bar which will be hosted by Wild Gal @mermaidajade of @itgalzpodcast. No fundraiser is complete without a raffle and we have some amazing prizes to offer you galz. Be one of the first 20 people to sign up and receive a goodie bag full of treats! In one of the goodie bags is a very special gift. 100% of our ticket proceeds will go towards connecting women with depression to nature and the outdoors with the help of our chosen charity

Tickets for this special event are extremely limited so early booking is recommended.

Cost- €20

Time- 18.00-21.00

Event– Holly White and Pamela Flood at Arnotts

Location- The Kitchen, Arnotts, 12 Henry Street

Description- Are you vegan? Or would you consider yourself vegan- curious? Then this is the perfect event for you!

Join fashion and lifestyle blogger Holly White to launch her new cookbook Vegan-ish: A Gentle Introduction to a Plant-Based Diet on August 30th at 6 p.m. in The Kitchen, Arnotts Department Store. The event, hosted by Pamela Flood, will see guests served delicious recipes and treats from Holly’s new book.

Included in the price of the ticket is the book (RRP €22.99), expert advice from two leading names in the beauty and food worlds, and some delicious treats and beverages too.

Holly White is vegan and a certified plant-based nutritionist, she is also a popular life-style and beauty blogger. Her beautiful new cookbook, Vegan-ish: A Gentle introduction to a Plant- Based Dietis brimming with over 100 mouth-watering recipes from delicious dinners like Vegan Meatballs with Tomato Sauce to desserts like Holly’s pecan brownies with cashew icing that’ll have your guests asking for second helpings.

Vegan-ish is accessible and comprehensive, providing practical advice on when and how to change your diet, how to identify vegan-friendly food labels, and how to food swap without missing out on nutrients.

Whether you have ever thought about going vegan, but felt intimidated by the idea of a restricted diet, or you would like to enjoy the health benefits of a plant-based diet, or simply eat more greens, then Vegan-ish is the book for you.

Cost- €23

Time- 18.30-20.00


Children’s Event– Doodle Box. Ages 4 – 8

Location- Rua Red, South Dublin Arts Centre, Tallaght

Description- Doodle Box is run by Sarah-Jayne Reid, who is a practicing art therapist and artist.

Doodle Box is an exciting art class facilitated by Sarah-Jayne Reid, for children who enjoy drawing, making and all things arty. There is a diverse variety of themes, materials and techniques explored. We encourage the children to develop their own self-expression through exploration with media in two and three dimensions.

Doodle Box holds an annual exhibition in the Rua Red Café, with a presentation of the Leah Kelly award.

Cost- €154 for a 14 week course, contact for more info.

Time- 15.30-16.30


Event– Takin the Mic with Daniel Seery and special guest (BYOB)

Location- Irish Writers Centre, 19 Parnell Square

Description- Welcoming all to the first Takin the Mic in our new bi-monthly slot. This August, after a long summer of drought, we’re asking writers, poets and other performers to respond to the theme of ‘Plenty’.

Our guest MC for the evening is Dublin writer Daniel Seery who will be joined by special guest Melatu Uche Okorie.

Daniel Seery is a writer from Dublin. He is a regular contributor to RTÉ’s Art show Arena and his work has appeared in various publications including The Irish Times, The Stinging Fly and The Dublin Inquirer. A former writer in residence in the Axis Art Centre, his stage play The One We Left Behind toured a number of venues in Dublin while his play Eviction was a winner of the Shadow of the Rising competition in 2016. He is a previous winner of the Irish Writers’ Centre Novel Fair Competition and his debut novel A Model Partner, originally published by Liberties Press, is due to be released in the U.S. with publisher Melville House.

Melatu Uche Okorie is a writer and scholar, currently living in Sligo with her daughter. Born in Nigeria, Melatu moved to Ireland in 2006. It was during her eight and a half years living in the direct provision system that she began to write. She has an M. Phil. in Creative Writing from Trinity College, Dublin, and has had works published in numerous anthologies. In 2009, she won the Metro Éireann Writing Award for her story ‘Gathering Thoughts’. Melatu has a strong interest in issues concerning the welfare of asylum seekers and migrant education in Ireland and is currently studying for a PhD in Education at Trinity College, Dublin. This Hostel Life (Skein Press, May 2018) is her first book.

House Rules:

Five mins per performer
Slots are on a first come, first served basis
Performers should sign up in advance via Eventbrite (free!)

Cost- Donation

Time- 19.00-21.00

Event– Exhibition: “The House of Oscar Wilde (as imagined by Arthur Cravan)”

Location- Trinity Oscar Wilde Centre for Irish Writing, Panoz Institute, Trinity College

Description- The House of Oscar Wilde (as imagined by Arthur Cravan) is an art project presented at the Trinity Oscar Wilde Centre for Irish Writing in Dublin. In its totality this piece meant to be a mise en scène based on Cravan’s meticulous description of Wilde’s House in London having the House 21 in Westland Row, where the Irish writer was born, as the exhibition venue.

Arthur Cravan (born in 1887, Lausanne, Switzerland, disappeared on a sailboat in 1918 off the coast of the Mexican Pacific) was a poet, a pugilist, an iconic figure for the Dada movement, and, very crucially for the Dublin component of the project, Wilde’s nephew. Though Cravan never met Wilde, the latest became a figure whose steps he needed to follow. Re-creating the place which Wilde inhabited following the rumours of others was an endeavour of first importance for Cravan who was looking to shape the Wilde in his mind using his own words.

One step ahead, this project —comprising an installation with objects and a live performance—, is a collective effort coordinated by an anonymous artist that looks to materialise the space Cravan imagined to welcome other Wilde hunters, readers, admirers or even mere acquaintances to inhabit it by themselves.

Here you can book entrance tickets for the exhibition. Due to space limitations, timed access is in place. Please arrive on time for the allocated slot.

Cost- Free, registration required

Time- 17.30-18.00


Children’s Event– Family Table Quiz

Location- Bracken Court Hotel, Bridge Street, Balbriggan

Description- Our hugely popular Family Quiz is back for 2018 , plenty of fun and questions for all the family to rack their brain trying to answer !! And no Cricket questions we promise !

Who was Gavrillo Princip ?
What date was D-Day ?
What’s the square root of 144 ?

I don’t know either but your son or daughter probably does !!!

So mark the date in your calendar and join us on the 31st of August for a great night in the Bracken Court Hotel !!

Cost- €10 per adult and €5 per U18 with all Proceeds going to the Junior Coaching Fund for indoor and outdoor Coaching and new Coaching equipment.

Time- 19.30



Location- Dunsink Observatory, Dunsink Lane, D15 XR2R Castleknock

Description- Ray Butler, astronomy lecturer at NUI Galway, joins us for a visit to Dunsink Observatory and a guided tour of the skies over Ireland — from comets and visible planets to galaxy sightings and star clusters, we will explore the night sky and what there is to be seen in the coming months. We will also explore the history of the observatory and you’ll get the chance to see and hear the history of their telescope dome.

Ray is a lecturer of physics and astronomy at the National University of Ireland, Galway. His research focuses on imaging of pulsars, supernova remnants and dwarf stars. He has also contributed to Hubble Space Telescope studies with his algorithm for star cluster analysis.

Cost- Donation

Time- 18.00-20.00


Location- Royal Irish Academy of Music, 38 Westland Row

Description- The Gala Concert brings together an exciting lineup of The Big Flute Festival Guest Artists for 2018. This is simply a concert not to be missed and a one of opportunity to see so many flute impresarios and icons come together for a unique one-off performance.

Guest Artists:


Cost- €20

Time- 19.20-21.20


Children’s Event– Horizons – A Concert of Sacred Music from Dublin City Choral Union

Location- St Andrew’s Church, 44 Westland Row, D02 W274, Dublin 2

Description- Dublin City Choral Union are a choir comprised of Dublin’s finest choral singers under the baton of Duncan Brickenden. With 90 members, the choir prides itself on its symphonic sound and energy. The concert includes music by John Tavener, Gorecki, Bruckner, Tallis and Bairstow.

Special guest award-winning quartet 4inaBar will perform a selection of pieces to complement the programme. 4inaBar are Ireland’s leading male vocal ensemble, loved throughout the country and beyond. Five-time gold medaliists at IABS and featuring on a string of international commericals for Guinness, Easons as well as multiple appearances on RTE television and RTE Lyric Fm.

Family friendly concert. Duration 60-75 minutes.

Cost- €10

Time- 20.00-21.15


Event– Latin Jazz Brunch

Location- The Tram Cafe, Wolfetone Square

Description- Join us at The Tram Cafe (live) every Sunday from 2.00 until 4.30 pm for Latin Jazz Brunch with Brazilica performing Jazz, Soul, Latin & Bossa Nova standards!

Great food, coffee and music! This is Dublin’s only Latin Jazz Brunch on a Sunday in a very unique setting. Make sure you show up early to claim a table!

Table bookings for Groups of 4 or more: 083 8814167

Cost- Price of your meal

Time- 14.00-16.30

Event– India Day

Location- Farmleigh, Phoenix Park

Description- Come and enjoy a family fun day in the beautiful Farmleigh gardens with Folk, Classical & Bollywood Dances. Food, fashion, music and markets featuring Indian ethnic dresses and jewelry will be the highlights in the 4th India Day in Ireland.

India Day in Ireland started in 2015 to commemorate the Indian Independence Day. It has since grown into the largest Irish-Indian celebration in Ireland. India Day celebration plays an important role in bringing all Indian communities together and also plays a significant role in bringing the Irish and Indian community at one place to experience Indian Culture, Heritage, Music, Art & Craft, Meditation along with Indian & Continental Cuisine with exciting entertainment.

Cost- Free to attend

Time- 11.00-17.00


Children’s Event– Captain Morten and the Spider-Queen

Location- Irish Film Institute, 6 Eustace Street, Temple Bar

Description- Morten’s life with his cruel aunt is transformed when he is shrunk to the size of an insect and has to sail his own toy boat through a flooded café. The fearless boy and his insect crew struggle to stay afloat in this fun and highly original tale about growing up.

Captain Morten is Ireland’s first stop-motion feature animation, created by talented animators from the west of Ireland, Estonia, Wales and Belgium. The all Irish voice cast includes Brendan Gleeson and Susie Power. Models will be on display during the festival.

Cost- €5 per person/ €15 for a family of 4

Time- 11.00


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