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Free events on in Dublin – Today, Wednesday the 26th of October

Creative Den Drawing Session – Rua Red

11:00, Wed 26 Oct

Rua Red, South Dublin Arts Centre, Tallaght, D24

Did you ever want to give drawing a go? Or maybe you are a budding artist looking for like-minded people to draw with? The Creative Den in Rua Red runs free weekly drawing sessions on Wednesdays at 11:00.

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Wed 26 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 26 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.

Haunted Liberties – Let’s Walk and Talk

13:30, Wed 26 Oct

Christ Church Cathedral, Christchurch Place, Dublin 8

To celebrate Halloween and the festival’s Irish origin, this wlak will stalk the streets and lanes around the ancient Liberties. You will never know what creepy stories await you. Historian Pat Liddy will lead this walk for all ages.

Admission is free.

Corporal punishment in independent Ireland – Lecture

16:00, Wed 26 Oct

Trinity Long Room Hub, Fellows’ Square, Trinity College, Dublin 2

“Just a slap on the wrist? Corporal punishment in independent Ireland” is a talk by Dr David Limond (TCD), Dr Sarah-Anne Buckley, (NUI Galway), Dr Patrick Callan, (Maynooth University) in the Trinity Centre for Contemporary Irish History Seminar Series.

Admission is free.

Havana International Language Exchange

16:30 – 19:30, Wed 26 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.

L’Odyssee – Lucile Boiron – Exhibition Opening

18:15, Wed 26 Oct

Alliance Francaise, 1 Kildare Street, Dublin 2

Lucile Boiron began visiting refugee camps in March 2015 and while at first incapable of taking any photos, she now has compiled an exhibition that will be on show in the Alliance Francaise.

The exhibition opening is on Wednesday.

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

Poetry Book Launch

18:30, Wed 26 Oct

Irish Writers’ Centre, 19 Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

Rosy Wilson, Paul T Dillon & Judy Russell are launching their respective poetry collections at this event. Admission is free.

Inspiration Proclamation: Roddy Doyle – Talk

19:00, Wed 26 Oct

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

Inspiration Proclamation is a public interview series at the National Library of Ireland and it continues with Roddy Doyle, who will be interviewed by Dr John Bowman. The series considers the relevance of the 1916 Proclamation – is it seen now as an inspirational text or as a historical document?

Admission is free, but booking is required via the Eventbrite website here.

Murder Mystery Halloween Party

19:00, Wed 26 Oct

Howl at the Moon, 7 Lower Mount Street, Dublin 2

A mysterious murder has led to an investigation and if you can find the murderer the reward is EUR 50.

A Murder Mystery Halloween party is happening in Howl at the Moon. Clues will be posted on the Facebook Page below and are available on the night.

Admission is free until 21:00. EUR 5 after.

Best costume can win EUR 100.

Brand New Switcheroo – Roots Gig

20:00, Wed 26 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 26 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 26 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 26 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 26 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 26 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 26 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).

The Harleys – Gig

23:55, Wed 26 Oct

The Mezz, 24/25 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

The Harleys are a popular coverband and they will be in the Mezz every Wednesday at midnight.

Admission is free.


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