To Do’n’See

Stuff to do & see in Dublin and beyond – much of it free! I have switched most of this bit to facebook – .. but in the meantime..


Dublin Contemporary – open now !!! –  till 31st October

Definitly to be seen – – GO SEE!!

Chester Beatty Library Until 26 September 2011

Matisse prints for Books

Dublin Contemporary 2011 – details now posted  on from September 6th to October 31st


Exhibition of contemporary printmaking and drawing.  Monstertuck Gallery Temple Bar from 18-29 January

IMMA Last chance to see the Moderns at IMMA – runs until February 13th 2011. , and Post-War American Art until February 27th 2011.

Planning Ahead

The Big One – the Dublin Contemporary planned for September – October 2011, and then every five years. See

Also the Chinese New Year Festival February 1st and The Jameson Dublin International Film Festival February Febrary 17th – 27th


Christmas Markets all over the place – Dublin Docklands, Chritschurch Cathedral, Fitzwilliam Sq and Farmleigh House with free Carol Concert.

Orla Kaminska at Christmas – works and classes

Orla Kaminska

At 15 Serpentine Avenue, Sandycove, Dublin see for more information

On Now! Innovation Dublin 2010 – “The festival celebrates innovation in all its forms. Whether it’s business, the arts, education, science, sports, the environment – whatever your field! – the festival is about promoting your creative thinking and new ideas”.

Architecture: Open House Dublin October 7-10 Open House Dublin will be returning from . Some venues require pre-booking.

Irelands largest architectural festival is looking for volunteers to join our enthusiastic team. Volunteers will be required to be free for a minimum of 4 hours throughout the weekend. It is a great way to make new friends and discover the architecture of Dublin. For more information please contact Niamh at by Aug 31st

Pyjama Girls the Documentary on now for preview see –
The Theatre Festivals September / October

Plan ahead for tickets! The Dublin Theatre Festival and The Dublin Fringe Festival

CMC Present an Outdoor Music Trial in Dublin’s historic Quarter 21st august – 1st September

Some big arts festivals on in August: The Kilkenny Arts Festival Aug 6-15 and the Edinburgh International Festival 13th Aug –  5th Sept.

Opera in the Open Every Thursday in  August at 1pm Free! Civic Offices Amphitheatre

Dublin Slow Food Convivium doing a Bring Your Own Picnic in Iveagh Gardens Aug 22

The Chester Beatty Library has a great exhibition of Mogul Empire Miniatures – one of the best collections in the world (despite a few being nicked some years ago) Until October 3rd.

The RHA Summer Exhibition is on till July 31st ;  There’s a free concert upcoming in Marley Park  weekend of July 30th ‘the Slovak Festival Orchestra’;   There’s foodie events too – Bilberry picking this Sunday the Sugarloaf Slow Food Convivium If you have a few spare bob there’s a Table Quiz for Onefamily on Tuesday 27th at the Odessa Club and a great movie ‘The Colony’ in the IFI.  The only problem is how to fit it all in…

Yvonne is running more Poetry Readings in Sweenys soon – see (ongoing)

July 23rd -This weekend is the Dunlaoghaire  Festival of World Cultures, Saturday afternoon on Newtownsmith green looks good in particular;  Also you can hear the Festival Online Radio here –

Illustrative talk by the National Gallery of Ireland in the Polish House Sunday 18th July an illustrative talk by the National Gallery of Ireland in the Polish House; 20 Fitzwilliam Place. Talk  on The National Art Gallery collection given by Gallery Staff  Information on Irish Polish Society Website

Blessing of the Boats – Bulloch Harbour Sunday 18th July

Summer Sensations – Temple Bar July 8-11 – Art events & free classes