Full List of Dublin Friday Events

Trinity Week: Memory – Talks, Discussions, Poetry etc.

09:00, Fri 15 Apr

Trinity College, Dublin 2

The Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences is hosting Trinity Week this year and the theme for this week-long programme (Mon-Fri) of talks and other events in 2016 is “Memory”.

We (the public) are explicitly invited to Trinity Week, so check out the programme. All events are free, but some require booking. I will list the key events in this Dublin Event Guide and will mark them with “Trinity Week”, but there are more events, so have a look here:

The full programme is on the website below and the downloadable brochure can be found here: www.tcd.ie/trinityweek/assets/documents/TrinityWeek16-brochure.pdf


National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Fri 15 Apr

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.


The Green Door Market

12:00 – 19:00, Fri 15 Apr

18 Newmarket, Dublin 8

The Green Door Market is a new indoor food/Farmer’s Market that takes place just a few doors down from the Dublin Food Co-op at Newmarket in Dublin 8. Admission is free.

Opening hours are Thu-Fri 12:00-19:00 and Sat 09:30-16:00.


Who Fears to Sing of 1916? – A Search for the Songs of the Rising

13:00, Fri 15 Apr

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

“Who Fears to Sing of 1916? – A Search for the Songs of the Rising” is a lunchtime talk that will examine the dichotomy between the 1798 Rebellion and the 1916 Rising and why one is more ‘singable’ than the other. It will explore common themes and focus on Dublin composers from the time of the Easter Rising.

Admission is free.


James Joyce and Italo Svevo – Book Launch

18:30, Fri 15 Apr

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

The book “James Joyce and Italo Svevo: The Story of a Friendship” by Stanley Price will be launched in the Italian Institute of Culture. It tells the story of the friendship between Joyce and Svevo from 1907, where they met when Joyce was teaching English and Svevo was one of his students.

Admission is free, but booking is required via iicdublino@esteri.it

More detail can be found on the website below.


Scythian – Gig

19:00, Fri 15 Apr

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Rock band Scythian are playing a gig in Whelan’s.

Admission is free,


Anarchist Book Fair – Talk

19:30, Fri 15 Apr

Teacher’s Club, 36 Parnell Square West, Dublin 1

The yearly Anarchist Book Fair will take place this Saturday in the Generator Hostel at Smithfield Plaza (from 10:00) and the night before an event will happen in the Teacher’s Club as part of the Book Fair programme. There will be more talks on Saturday around Smithfield Plaza.

The link to the Friday evening event “Eyewitness accounts of the Rojava Revolution with Janet Biehl” is here: www.facebook.com/events/173832189658154/

Admission is free.


Cornucopia – Live Music

19:30 – 21:30, Fri 15 Apr

Cornucopia Café & Restaurant, 19/20 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

Cornucopia Café & Restaurant host live music three evenings a week (Thurs, Fri and Sat). The restaurant is a Wholefood & Vegetarian Restaurant and is open until 22:15.

+ Every second Thursday N.C Lawlor, a songwriter, session player and troubadour plays a mix of country, bluegrass & blues from 19:30-21:30.

+ Every Friday (19:30-21:30) Junshi Murakami plays Irish Harp.

+ Every Saturday (19:30-21:30) Nollaig Mann plays a collection of popular and jazz classics.


Dublin Sidewalk Astronomers – Star-Gazing

20:00, Fri 15 Apr

Martello Tower Car Park, Sandymount

The Dublin Sidewalk Astronomers meet at the Martello Tower car park in Sandymount for a public star-gazing. Members bring along their telescopes and share the wonders of the night-sky with you. Admission is free.

This event happens regularly on a Friday and is followed by a similar evening in Clontarf on Saturday.

The Public Star Party is weather dependent, so check www.irishastrosoc.org/events/events.htm after 18:00 on the night in the case of poor weather, to see if it is going ahead.


Mongrel State – Gig

20:00, Fri 15 Apr

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

Mongrel State is a four-piece band from Dublin with a sound that incorporates Rockabilly to Rock, Latin-American grooves to Cinematic Western Scores.

Admission is free.


Davey Furey – Gig

21:00, Fri 15 Apr

Mother Reilly’s, 26/28 Upper Rathmines Road, Rathmines, Dublin 6

David Furey combines traditional roots with folk and rock. He will be in Mother Reilly’s for a gig and admission is free.


Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Fri 15 Apr

Stillorgan Orchard, The Hill, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin

The Stillorgan Orchard has live music every Friday and Saturday. Many of the performers are established and very good bands. The upcoming gigs are detailed on the website below. Admission is always free.


Ska ‘n’ Reggae with The Bionic Rats

21:00 – 02:30, Fri 15 Apr

Turks Head, 27 Parliament St, Dublin 2

“Ska ‘n’ Reggae” is the theme in the Dive Bar (downstairs in Turks Head) every Friday. The Bionic Rats play live. followed by DJs until late. Admission is free.


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