Saturday Events List

Dublin City Council and the 1916 Rising – Seminar

Sat 23 April – 09:45-15:30

Dublin City Library & Archive, 138-144 Pearse Street, Dublin 2

A seminar with five talks about the Easter Rising is taking place on Saturday.

The talks are:
10.15-11.00 Evelyn Conway, ‘Dublin City Library Staff and the Rising’
11.30-12.15 Martin Maguire, ‘Harry Nicholls: City Engineer and 1916 Rebel.’
12.15-13.00 John Gibney, ‘Dublin’s Rising 1916’
14:00-14:45 Donal Fallon, ‘John MacBride: the making of major’
14:45-15:30 John Grenham, ‘Digitising the Dublin Fire Brigade log book’

Admission is free and no booking required.


T.ej – Experience Japan TEDx Talks

Sat 23 April – 12:30-17:00

Sutherland School of Law, UCD Belfield Campus, Dublin 4

An afternoon of TEDx-style talks will introduce you to a multitude of topics about Japanese society and culture. The general areas the talks will be about are

Diplomacy, Cuisine and Tea, Artificial Intelligence and Games, Legal and Business, Student Life, Martial Arts, Music, Film and Literature and the full list of talks can be found below.

Admission is free, but tickets are required and can be booked here.


The State We Are In – Fictional Panel Debate

Wed 04 May – 20:00 (Ticket request deadline: 25 April)

Farmleigh House, Phoenix Park, Dublin 15

Framleigh House Writer-in-Residence Lia Mills presents “THE STATE WE’RE IN”, is a fictional panel debate. It takes place in 2026 and is about a Social Contract (The Fair Share) which has been incorporated in the New Irish Constitution of 2016, for a 10 year trial period. Costly social commitments have had to be counterbalanced by zero-tolerant measures to contain Public Expenditure.

The audience will have an opportunity to participate in this entertaining political satire written by Gerard Dalton and performed by Umbrella Theatre Company.

To enter, send a mail to with the subject “The State We Are In”.,36146,en.html


Ideal Homes Show

Fri 15 – Sun 17 April

RDS, Simmonscourt Complex, Simmonscourt Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

Opening hours are 12:00-19:00 on Friday and 10:00-18:00 on Saturday and Sunday. (But the free tickets are not valid on Sunday!)

It is a quite popular show for people that own their house or – to a lesser degree – that own their apartment. If you are renting, you will also find a good few interesting things (the household trader areas has everything from teethwhitening via toastie bags to expensive Vitamix bledners) but you are not the main target group. 😉


Dublin Mountains Partnership – Guided Walks

10+16+17 April

Every month the Dublin Mountain Partnership runs free guided walks in the Dublin Mountains on some Saturdays or Sundays during the month. The walks have varying difficulty and duration and the details can be found on the Dublin Mountain Partnership website:

In April there will be only 3 walks/hikes on 10+16+17 April.

All walks are free, but pre-registration is required (details are on the website).

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