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Free events in Dublin, tomorrow – Wednesday the 12th October

Dublin North Inner City Business Breakfast

08:00, Wed 12 Oct

St. Laurence’s, Grangegorman Campus, Grangegorman Lower, Dublin 11

The “Grangegorman Business Breakfast” is a free and informal event for the business community in Dublin’s North Inner City. It is an opportunity for local businesses (including SMEs, micro-businesses, social enterprises, etc.) and business support organisations to hear the latest about the Grangegorman Development, to network and to share views around building a supportive agenda for local business in the North Inner City.

The Grangegorman Business Breakfast is organised by the Grangegorman Labour and Learning Forum’s Business and Enterprise Group, a voluntary representative body of organisations working in the Grangegorman area. The main speaker will be Ger Casey, new CEO of the Grangegorman Development Agency.

To book a place please contact Kathleen McCann on 01-402 4262/087-739 1602,

Iveagh Gardens – Let’s Walk and Talk

11:00, Wed 12 Oct

Newman University Church , 87a St Stephens Green South, Dublin 2

“Iveagh Gardens: Dublin’s Hidden Park” is the next Let’s Walk & Talk guided tour with historian Pat Liddy.

Admission is free. Meeting point is outside the University Church on St Stephen’s Green South.

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Wed 12 Oct

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

The National Gallery has an extensive programme of free talks, public tours and Art Documentary screenings focusing on highlights of the European and Irish Collection every day of the week. Check their website for details.

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Wed 12 Oct

Irish Film Institute, 6 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Archive at Lunchtime screenings take place Saturdays (Double Bill), Mondays and Wednesdays. The programme is changing weekly now (instead of monthly as in the past). To find out what film(s) will be screened go to and look for “Archive at Lunchtime” on the right. Admission is free.

Support the Dublin Event Guide – Buy your books here!

13:00, Wed 12 Oct

Dublin (various locations)

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Havana International Language Exchange

16:30 – 19:30, Wed 12 Oct

Havana Tapas Bar, Georges St, Dublin 2

The “Havana International Language Exchange” is taking place every Wed from 16:30-19:30 in Havana Tapas Bar in George’s Street. There are many Spanish speakers and English-speakers are explicitly invited, but everyone else is certainly very welcome too, to meet for a chat to improve your Spanish or English.

Gearoid Lynch – In Conversation – Red Line Book Festival

17:00, Wed 12 Oct

IT Tallaght, Blessington Rd, Tallaght, Dublin 24

At the IT Tallaght a “Red Line Book Festival” event takes place: In conversation with Gearoid Lynch.

Admission is free, booking is required via the website below.

On Drawing – Talk Series

17:30, Wed 12 Oct

Royal Hibernian Academy, 15 Ely Place, Dublin 2

“On Drawing” is a series of talks about the role of drawing within an artist’s practice and the next artist that will talk about his work is John Beattie.

Admission is free.

Haiku Poetry Workshop – Red Line Book Festival

18:00 – 20:00, Wed 12 Oct

Tallaght Library, Library Square, Tallaght, Dublin 24

A Haiku Poetry workshop, which is part of the Red Line Book Festival will happen in Tallaght Library.

Admission is free, but booking is required via the link below.

Gianrico Carofiglio in conversation with Catherine Dunne

18:30, Wed 12 Oct

Italian Institute of Culture, 11 Fitzwilliam Square East, Dublin 2

Gianrico Carofiglio is a novelist and he was previously a member of the Senate in Italy and before that, an anti-Mafia prosecutor in Bari in Puglia. He has been involved with trials concerning corruption, organized crime and human trafficing. He is a best-selling author of crime novels and literary fiction. Catherine Dunne will talk to him about his life and literary works.

Admission is free, but booking is required via the website below.

Brand New Switcheroo – Roots Gig

20:00, Wed 12 Oct

Harbour Bar, 1 Strand Road, Bray, Co. Wicklow

The Roots Band “Brand New Switcheroo” will perform in the Harbour Bar. Admission is free.

Anseo Comedy Club

20:30, Wed 12 Oct

Anseo, 18 Camden Street Lower, Dublin 2

The Anseo Comedy Club takes place every Wednesday in Anseo (upstairs).

Admission is free, donations are welcome.

The Song Room (open mic)

20:30, Wed 12 Oct

The Globe, 11 South Great George’s Street, Dublin 2

“The Song Room” is another open mic event. It takes place in The Globe in George’s Street at 20:30 every Wednesday.

The Zodiac Sessions – Open Mic/Gig

20:30, Wed 12 Oct

Bruxelles, Harry Street, Dublin 2

“The Zodiac Sessions” is a regular open mic event from 20:30 in Bruxelles (between Grafton Street and Westbury Hotel) for unsigned musicians. Admission is free and there is a different line-up every week.

Bad Boy Jake

21:00, Wed 12 Oct

Gypsy Rose Blues & Rock Bar, 5 Aston Quay, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Bad Boy Jake are every Wednesday in the Gypsy Rose Rock & Blues Bar playing their rock, blues and American.

Los Paradiso – Gig

21:00, Wed 12 Oct

Leeson Lounge, 148 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4

Los Paradiso are playing Rockabilly, Tex Mex, Western Swing, Surf in the Leeson Lounge. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated.

Trad Session

21:30, Wed 12 Oct

Hedigan’s (The Brian Boru), 4 Prospect Road, Phibsborough, Dublin 11

Traditional Irish Music Session in Hedigan’s (The Brian Boru) in Phibsborough from 21:30 every Wednesday. If you play an instrument you are especially welcome (all levels are welcome).


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