Top 3 events Monday

1. The Night Joe Dolan’s Car Broke Down

MCD in association with Verdant & Glenaduff Productions presents the returning hit music and comedy show The Night Joe Dolan’s Car Broke Down at The Olympia Theatre from 13th to 18th February 2017.

Imagine being stranded with the legendary Joe Dolan in a rural pub in Cavan on the night his car breaks down. That’s just the sort of fantasy scenario that’s imagined in “The Night Joe Dolan’s Car Broke Down” a play written and directed by Padraic McIntyre.


The play is set on a stormy St. Stephen’s night as people gather to celebrate the 60th birthday party of the The Horse Munley. As the storm worsens and people head home, a knock to the door brings the night’s entertainment to a new level. As the play unfolds so too does personal secrets, the music and the craic.

This hilarious show has been a sell-out success in theatres all over the country including The Olympia, The Ramor Theatre Virginia, Roscommon, Longford, Mullingar, Monaghan and Galway. Mixing comedy, drama and music it is a treat for all theatre and Joe Dolan fans alike.

This will be the show’s 6th run at The Olympia, where it has been enjoyed by over 40,000 people to date. All performances are selling very well with limited availability left, selling fast so buy soon to avoid disappointment!

Where: The Olympia Theatre
When: Monday 13th February (preview) to Saturday 18th February

Evening show: doors open 7pm, show starts 8pm, with an interval around 9pm. The show ends about 10pm.
Matinee show: doors open 2pm, show starts 3pm, with an interval around 4pm. The show ends about 5pm.
Please note, times subject to change and to be used as a guideline only.

Price: €27
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2. Bujinkan Jishin Dojo

If you didn’t have the opportunity to join their previous trial class, you have a new chance to enroll in today and discover what it is all about!
Bujinkan Jishin Dojo is part of the International Bujinkan Dojo, which is an organisation founded and directed by Masaaki Hatsumi Soke. Its function is to transmit the teachings of the nine ryu-ha of which Hatsumi sensei holds the title of soke.


The word jishin can mean a number of different things depending on which kanji are used. The particular kanji used here (助命) mean to show clemency or to spare a life. If different kanji are used jishin can be translated as self-confidence or as earthquake.

The dojo-cho (instructor) is Tom Clements, he is a registered shidoshi (instructor) with the Bujinkan Shidoshi Kai in Japan.

If you think you might be interested in training in the dojo but you’re not sure what’s involved you are welcome to go take a free trial class! You can try a class any Monday evening but should book a ticket so that they know that you are going.

Where: The Bujinkan Jishin Dojo, St. Ann’s Parish Centre, Molesworth Place, Dublin 2
When: 19:00 to 21:00
Price: Free but it is necessary to book a ticket (
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3. Italian Film Screening: Una sconfinata giovinezza

The Italian film Una sconfinata giovinezza (Endless Youth) will be screened in the Italian Institute (in Italian with English subtitles). 3

The film tells the story of Lino Settembre and Chicca, his wife. Lino is a renowned sportswriter and Chicca is professor of Romance philology. They lead a serene married life, after many years of happiness and hard times. Suddenly they have to face a new struggle: Lino is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and gradually and irreversibly loses his memory. Chicca finds herself in the position of a mother for her own husband and tries to seek a new way to communicate with him.

Where: Italian Institute of Culture, 11 Fitzwilliam Square East, Dublin 2
When: 18:30
Price: Admission is free, but booking is required
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