Thursday Events List

Poetry Day Ireland – List of events

11:00, Thu 28 Apr

Dublin (various locations)

Poetry Day Ireland takes place this Thursday and is organised by Poetry Ireland. There will be poetry events all over Ireland and many of them will be free. The full programme is on the Poetry Ireland website here.

In Dublin there will be 7 free events and they are all listed and linked below:

+ 13:00 Arthur Sheridan will read a selection of his poetry (Pearse Street Library)

+ 13:00 Poetry Therapy Sessions with psychotherapist Ger Byrne (Books Upstairs)

+ 13:00 Two Poets – Readings & Questions with Jessica Traynor and Michael Naghten Shanks (UCD Student Centre)

+ 15:00 My Personal Revolution – Poetry Sharing (Ballyroan Library, Rathfarnham)

+ 19:00 Poems of 1916 (Coach House, Old Lucan Road, Palmerstown Dublin 20)

+ 20:00 99 Poems about Sport – Reading (Croke Park Hotel, Jones Road, Dublin 3)

Admission is free, but some events require booking, so check out the links.

Archaeological Investigations of Ancient Logboats – Talk

13:00 – 13:45, Thu 28 Apr

National Museum, Kildare Street (Archaeology), Dublin 2

“Secrets of the Lake: Archaeological Investigations of Ancient Logboats from Lough Corrib” is a talk by Karl Brady of the Department of Arts, Heritage & the Gaeltacht about the Underwater Archaeology Unit’s work investigating a number of recently discovered logboats in Lough Corrib, Co. Galway.

The talk will provide an overview of a number of logboats which range in date from the early Bronze Age to the 11th Century AD. Particular reference will be made to a small number of well-preserved boats which contained a spectacular range of artefacts and weapons, including iron, bronze and wooden spears as well as iron axes.

Admission is free, but booking is requried via 01 6486334 or

Music at the Unitarian Church 2016 – Guitar Quartet

13:00, Thu 28 Apr

Unitarian Church, 112 St. Stephen’s Green West, Dublin 2

The NUM Guitar Quartet from Maynooth will perform at the Unitarian Church.

Admission is free, donations are welcome.

Laureate Eoin Colfer in conversation with Rick O’Shea

18:00 – 19:30, Thu 28 Apr

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

Laureate na nÓg Eoin Colfer is nearing the end of his term after two years of bringing the joy storytelling around Ireland. His last event will be this public interview with broadcaster Rick O’Shea. Come along to hear about the highlights of his time as Laureate and his plans for the future.

Admission is free, but booking is required via Nessa O’Mahony at

The event is for adults only and not suitable for a younger audience.

Young People Hearing Voices – Lecture

18:00 – 19:30, Thu 28 Apr

Health Sciences Centre, UCD, Belfield Campus, Dublin 4

22% of 11-13 year olds, and 8% of older teens hear voices that other people don’t.

This public lecture will provide you with an opportunity to meet other young people who hear voices or see visions. People can find out how people can learn to cope with difficult voices and visions and hear from people who have recovered. It will also offer an opportunity to challenge the stigma around voices and visions – the time has come to break the taboo.

Admission is free.

From One April to Another: 2016/1916 – One City One Book

19:00, Thu 28 Apr

UCD Student Centre, UCD Campus, Belfield, Dublin 4

“From One April to Another: 2016/1916″ is an event with the author of the One City One Book festival book. Lia Mills, UCD Arts Council Writer-in-Residence and author of Fallen, reads from and discusses her new work.

Admission is free, but booking is required via

Hissen – Experimental Music Group – Concert

19:00 – 19:30, Thu 28 Apr

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

Hissen is an experimental and improvisational sound/ music group formed by six visual artists based in Dublin. For this special performance Hissen will create a live response to the exhibition Circadian. Instruments used vary from computer – aided software to found objects, voice and conventional instruments.

Admission is free, but booking is required via 01-2362759

The Jazz Cafe – Live Jazz, Blues and Soul

20:00 – 22:30, Thu 28 Apr

The Jazz Cafe, 17b Asdills Row, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

The Jazz Cafe has live Jazz, Blues and Soul music performances on Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 20:00-22:30.

The line-up this weekend and next week is:

+ Sat 23 Apr: Edel Meade (Vocals) and Leo Osio (Piano)

+ Thu 28 Apr: Jess Kav (Vocals)

+ Fri 29 Apr: Edel Meade (Vocals) and Julien Colarossi (Guitar)

Admission is free.

Lig Amach – Robert Doyle – Album Launch

20:30, Thu 28 Apr

The Cobblestone, 77 North King Street, Smithfield, Dublin 7

Dublin fingerstyle guitarist and singer Robert Doyle launches his second album LIG AMACH at a concert on 28 April the Cobblestone. Admission to the concert will be free.

Nava – Gig

21:00, Thu 28 Apr

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

The Bray Jazz Festival will take place from 28 Apr – 01 May and the opening gig will be in the Harbour Bar, where the Persian/Irish band Nava will play.

Admission is free.

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