Wednesday Events List

1916 Rising Walking Tour

10:30 – 13:30, Wed 27 Apr

City Hall, Dame Street, Dublin 2

A free (donation based) 1916 Rising Walking Tour will take place every Saturday and every Wednesday from now until the end of June. It is a 3-hour long tour that will start at City Hall, bring you to Dublin Castle, Liberty Hall, the GPO and Moore Street and will end at the Garden of Remembrance and on the way you will also learn about all the other locations where the battle happened.

Booking is required via the link below.


Cafe Drawing Session – Rua Red

11:00, Wed 27 Apr

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.


Desmond Ryan (1893-1964): Writing the history of the Easter rising

13:00, Wed 27 Apr

Royal Irish Academy, 19 Dawson Street, Dublin 2

“”The triumph of failure”: Desmond Ryan (1893-1964): writing the history of the Easter rising” is a library lunchtime lecture by Lawrence White, Dictionary of Irish Biography.

The writings of Desmond Ryan were particularly influential in shaping the story of the Easter rising and its participants through the first half of the twentieth century. This talk will explore the historiography of the rising through the work of Desmond Ryan.

Admission is free and no booking required.


Dublin 1916 – Talk

18:30, Wed 27 Apr

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

Social and labour historian Pádraig Yeates will look at the effects of the Easter Rising on ordinary lives in the city.

Admission is free and no booking required.


Mange ta choucroute et tais-toi! – Bilingual Two-voice One Man Show

18:30, Wed 27 Apr

Alliance Francaise, 1 Kildare Street, Dublin 2

Martin Graff plays both a city-dwelling Frenchman and a germanophone, alsakophone mountain-dweller talking about the past, present and future of Alsace in France, in Europe and in the world at this bilingual conversation between the two-voice one man performer.

After having briefly worked as a pastor in Strasbourg and Sarreguemines, Martin Graff began his career as a journalist and essayist in German media. He writes and publishes in both French and German languages for radio, television, theatre and cabaret.

This event is part of a French-German project on “Satire, caricature and freedom of speech”, supported by the French-German Cultural Fund.

Admission is free, but booking is required via


One City One Book – Lia Mills about “Fallen”

18:30, Wed 27 Apr

RDS Library, Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

“Turning a Novel Inside-out” is an event with Lia Mills, the author of this year’s “One City One Book” book of choice.

Lia Mills will describe the process of writing her novel Fallen. She’ll talk about research and keeping your mind open to what it shows you; about the stages of writing that lead from initial question to finished book; and about how she, and the novel, changed along the way.

Admission is free, but booking is required via 01 2407254


Brand New Switcheroo – Roots Gig

20:00, Wed 27 Apr

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

The Roots Band “Brand New Switcharoo” will perform in the Harbour Bar. Admission is free.

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