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HAPPENINGS: A few things worth checking out this week

Tuesday, 26th September, 2017 6:00pm
HAPPENINGS: A few things worth checking out this week

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HAPPENINGS: A few things worth checking out this week

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The Joy of Singing 

Raheny Folk Group and Dolce present a free concert at the Church of our Lady, Mother of Divine Grace, Raheny, on Sunday, October 1 at 7pm. 

All are welcome to celebrate the joy of singing along with these two singing groups.


The Last Picnic

The Last Picnic, brought to you by Dublin City Council, will take place at Mountjoy Square Park, Dublin 1, this Sunday, October 1, from 1pm to 5.30pm. 

All activities are free on this family fun day. The event features music by the Dublin Concert Band, Artane Senior Band and St James’ Band. 

Activities will include the magic corner with, mini carousels, boxing, inflatable football pitch, archery, rock climbing, fencing, basketball, historical exhibition and much more.


New Sounds in an Old Place

GlasDrum, a north Dublin voluntary organisation dedicated to bringing great art to Glasnevin and Drumcondra, has announced its newest Northside cultural adventure.

On Friday, September 29 in St John the Baptist Church, Church Avenue, Drumcondra, GlasDrum presents ‘New Sounds in an Old Place’, an evening of fresh and soulful sounds.

Filling the stage on the night will be indie-folk singer songwriter Maria Kelly and an acoustic set by sparky Dublin Rn’B singer Soulé, along with some wordsmithery by ‘poetician’ John Cummins to kick the night off.

Time: 8.30pm-11pm (Doors open 8pm. Open seating). Admission is €15 – on sale now at


Dublin Festival of History

The Dublin Festival of History is running at various locations around the city from Friday, September 29, to Saturday, October 14.

This year’s Festival will have an exciting new Living History day for children and families at Richmond Barracks. Called ‘Touch, Feel, Live, Love History’ you can expect re-enactors, dressing up sessions, drama, history stories and much more, an ideal outing for the young history lover!

There are over 90 events taking place in 33 venues across Dublin. The full programme can be found at .


Hard Working Class Heroes

HWCH is an annual music showcase and convention taking place at various venues across the city centre from Thursday, September 28 to Saturday, September 30.

It showcases some of the best up-and-coming Irish artists alongside a series of daytime events for professional development, including panel discussions, workshops, mentor sessions and showcases.

For the full programme of gigs and workshops visit


Fingal Festival Of History

A weekend of talks and events is taking place at Newbridge House, Donabate, from Friday, September 29 to Sunday October 1 as part of the Fingal Festival Of History.

The programme includes fascinating talks, a tour of Newbridge House, a family-friendly history event and a screening of Fingal’s Finest -  a feature length drama documentary, telling the extraordinary and little-known story of the 5th 'Fingal' Battalion, Dublin Brigade of Irish Volunteers and their actions during the 1916 Easter Rising.


Patrick Rafter Solo Show

Artist and composer Patrick Rafter will showcase a collection of his paintings, accompanied by specially composed music in his first solo exhibition at The Athena Rooms@Sol Art on Saturday, September 30.

Rafter comes from of long tradition in music. He has studied at DIT, London and Milan. He has performed all over Ireland and Europe, both solo and with 'The Rafter Family'. For this exhibition, he has composed music as an integral part of the show and this will be performed live on the day.


National Poetry Day

A diverse programme of events will be taking place in Dublin where Poetry Ireland will present the Irish launch of Tara Bergin’s The Tragic Death of Eleanor Marx.

The Tragic Death of Eleanor Marx is a 2017 Poetry Book Society Recommendation and has been shortlisted for The Forward Prize for Best Collection 2017.

The poems draw on folksong, fairy-tale and theatrical monologue as Bergin explores the alluring and sometimes tragic consequences of translation. The event will begin at 7pm in Poetry Ireland, 11 Parnell Square East, Dublin 1.


Photo Detectives exhibition

The National Library of Ireland (NLI)’s National Photographic Archive has opened ‘Photo Detectives’, its first community-sourced exhibition of photographs and stories.

‘Photo Detectives’ celebrates the NLI’s rich photographic collections and highlights the work of the dedicated global research community which has contributed significantly to uncovering details about the photographs in the Library’s holdings. The exhibition was officially launched by Sabina Higgins. 

‘Photo Detectives’ shows 26 striking images and stories dating from 1871 to 1970. It’s free to visit, and is open seven days a week, from Monday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm and 12noon to 5pm on Sundays.


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