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Free events on in Dublin – Today, Friday the 7th of November

Dublin City Hall – Free Admission

10:00 – 17:15, Mon 07 Nov

City Hall, Dame Street, Dublin 2

Dublin City Hall has a museum/exhibition in the basement, called “The Story of the Capital”, it is an exhibition that you should definitely check out at some stage.

To celebrate the Easter Rising Anniversary, admission to that exhibititon is free for the whole year!!

Opening hours are Monday-Saturday 10:00-17:15.

6 Choral Masterpieces in 6 Great Cities

11:00 – 12:30, Mon 07 Nov

dlr LexIcon – Library and Cultural Centre, Haigh Terrace, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

Between 17 Oct and 05 Dec, Tim Thurston will tell the story of 6 major composers and will play excerpts of some of their greatest choral works in the context of their premiers in 6 cities.

Tim is a broadcaster, lecturer and writer on the widest range of music from Gregorian Chant to Contemporary Jazz.

The topic this Monday is “Faure and Paris”.

Classes take place in Studio Theatre and no booking is necessary.
Admission is free on a first come, first served basis.

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Mon 07 Nov

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, Mon 07 Nov

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, Mon 07 Nov

Dublin (various locations)

Free Delivery on all Books at the Book Depository

If you regularly or occasionally buy books online, you can help the Dublin Event Guide hugely even without having to pay cent directly. In fact you even save money this way:

Buy your books from The Book Depository and get better prices and free (!!) delivery for all orders independent from the volume and when you click on the picture here before you buy, then 5% of what normally The Book Depository would get, they give back to the Dublin Event Guide. Everybody wins!

If you prefer Amazon to buy your books (for free postage you need to order a minimum of GBP 25), then use this Amazon link to help the Dublin Event Guide. Thanks!

Trad Music Lunchtime Recital

13:00, Mon 07 Nov

Rathmines Library, 157 Lower Rathmines Road, Dublin 6

DIT’s Irish Traditional Music Ensemble perform a series of lunchtime concerts in the library each Monday in November (7+14+21+28 November).

Admissions is free and all are welcome.

Thesis in 3 – Research Showcase

18:00 – 22:00, Mon 07 Nov

Sugar Club, 8 Lower Leeson Street, Dublin 2

Thesis in 3 is the Elevator Pitch for a PhD or – in other words – a research showcase and competition for research students all over Ireland. On Monday the National Final will take place in the Sugar Club.

Every research student has just 3 slides and 3 minutes to explain an entire thesis. The competition is designed to showcase the world-class research happening in Ireland in bite-sized chunks.

The event is hosted by Claire O’Connell from Silicone Republic and the judges are Ann O’Dea (Silicone Republic), Ruth Freeman (Science Foundation Ireland) and Paul Melia (Irish Independent). Speakers are judged on the content, clarity, and charisma of their presentations, with prizes awarded for the top three speakers as well as an award for the audience’s favourite.

Admission is free and includes complimentary drinks and Pizza, but booking is required via the Eventbrite website below.

Short Shorts from Europe – Film Festival 2016

18:30, Mon 07 Nov

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

The EUNIC Ireland cluster is inviting you to the free screening of seven short films presented by the Alliance Francaise, the Austrian Embassy, the British Council, the Goethe-Institut, the Instituto Cervantes, AECID Spanish Agency for the International Cooperation and Development, the Istituto Italiano di Cultura, the Embassy of Romania and the Romanian Cultural Institute. A Polish and an Irish short film will also be presented out of competition.

Admission is free, but booking is required via with subject “Short Shorts”.

Song Cycle

20:00, Mon 07 Nov

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Song Cycle is a weekly Singer/Songriter showcase. The line-up is not always easily findable on the Whelan’s website, but admission is always free.

The Circle Sessions – Open Mic

20:00 – 23:30, Mon 07 Nov

The International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

The Circle Sessions is an “Open Mic” that provides an opportunity for up and coming musicians, spoken word artists, poets and comedians to perform.

Come to this weekly show to perform or to simply watch a great mix of music, poetry, spoken word and comedy.

Admission is free.

The Comedy Shed

20:30, Mon 07 Nov

Woolshed Bar & Grill, Parnell Street, Dublin 1

Every Monday the Woolshed Bar hosts “The Comedy Shed”, usually with 3 headline acts.

Admission is free.

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 23:00, Mon 07 Nov

Stag’s Head (downstairs), Dame Lane, Dublin 2

The Comedy Crunch is a free Stand Up comedy event every Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. Every week different comedians entertain and on top of good comedy you will get free ice cream. Admission is free. The line-up can be found via the Comedy Crunch Facebook Page (see link below).

Jazz Jam Session – Grand Social

21:00, Mon 07 Nov

Grand Social, 35 Lower Liffey Street (near Ha’Penny Bridge), Dublin 1

Every Monday a Jazz Jam Session will take place in the Grand Social and you are invited to listen or even to participate. Admission is free for musicians and audience.

Instruments are supplied (drums (no cymbals), double bass, guitar amp, bass amp, PA system) and ideas and themes will be proposed prior to the session to the musicians who join the event on Facebook (see Facebook Page below).

Trad Sessions

21:00 – 23:30, Mon 07 Nov

Mother Reillys, 26/28 Upper Rathmines Road, Rathmines, Dublin 6

An Open Trad Music Session is taking place every Monday in Mother Reilly’s. Admission is free.

Donal Kirk Band & Anto Drennan – Gig

21:30, Mon 07 Nov

JJ Smyth’s Jazz & Blues Club, 12 Aungier Street, Dublin 2

Donal Kirk with band, including Anto Drennan are playing music from Lowell George Little Feat, Bonnie Raitt, Free, Bad Company, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Beatles, Bobby Bland, Vince Gill, Ray Charles, Etta James, Elvis, Ry Cooder, Dobie Gray, Guy Clarke, early ZZ Top, Dave Edmunds, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Willie Nelson.

Admission is free.


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