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Keep rolling! Nothing will change for a while. Only the Dublin Event Guide might - Some events for the weekend and lots for during the week.

Hi all!

Sooo, if I interpret the statements by Taoiseach and other government representatives correctly, then we will remain in Level 5 lockdown at least until the end of February, but possible until mid or end of March. The next meeting to discuss Level 5 will be on Tuesday, but Michael Martin said that we will not get out for at least another 4 weeks and that the government will review every four week. So that means the next review after Tuesday will be so close to the end of March that it will probably be extended at least until the middle of March. That's definitely not great news, but it at least shapes our hopes and expectations and we can now continue doing our best dealing with the restrictions for another while.

At the Dublin Event Guide end, I am working on an idea that will affect you in a positive way. The e-mail that I currently send out is ok, but it is neither pretty nor is it easily readable on mobile phones. The weekly Facebook post is just ugly and much too long and really awkward to read. So the idea would be to make the e-mail much prettier, to overhaul the website and then to move away from posting the weekly newsletter on Facebook, but to invite the Facebook community to either subscribe to the e-mail or to come to the website. So, if you agree that the e-mail should be much nicer and easier readable, please let me know via Unfortunately there will be some additional cost for the software license (approx. EUR 180 per year) that I need to create a prettier newsletter and if any of you could help with that, I would VERY much appreciate your help! THANK YOU! (Links for donations are following a couple of paragraphs down.)

By the way, a good few people contacted me about my suggestion in last week's Dublin Event Guide that we could be virus free in 2 weeks. I received some VERY good and interesting ideas, suggestions, questions and opinions. I will definitely get back to you all, but I didn't manage to do so yet last week. Please give me a few more days.

And just before I will tell you about lots of (online) events again, I will need to ask you again for your help. Last week was BAD unfortunately and if I want to improve the "look and feel" of the Dublin Event Guide I need some additional help as outlined above. If you can help PLEASE help to keep the Dublin Event Guide going, because there will definitely be REAL LIFE events again at some point this year!!!

If only 15 people could help with 12 Euro (That's just one Euro per month for four, sometimes five editions - what a brilliant deal!) then we would have the EUR 180 for the software license. Can we achieve this together?

Please use the links below! YOUR contribution really counts!

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If PayPal or Revolut don't work for you, you can buy one or two or even three virtual coffees (or Hot Chocolates! ) for the Dublin Event Guide and you can do that on the "Buy Me a Coffee" page here

And if you come to and check out some of the ads and click on the ones that you find interesting, that also helps with a few cent!

Thank you!!

The EPIC Zone

"EPIC - The Irish Emigration Museum" ( are currently sponsoring the Dublin Event Guide and this section of the weekly newsletter will contain relevant information about events in general or about EPIC-related news and happenings.

++ Hidden Histories of the Irish Abroad: Irish, Jewish & Irish Jewish History
Thu 18 February - 18:30-19:30 - Online - Adm free, Donation appreciated
In the nineteenth and early twentieth century, Irish and Jewish emigrants often found themselves living side by side in the tenement housing of the migrant working class, particularly in the East End of London and New York's East Side. EPIC's next online talk will explore the fascinating experiences and encounters between these two diasporas. (Booking required)

++ EPIC Explorers: St. Brigid’s Spring Around the World Workshop
Mon 01 February - 10:30-11:30 - Online - EUR 25 for class of primary students
Discover how the Irish celebrate Spring around the world in this fun and creative craft workshop suitable for Primary School students. Learn all about the Irish traditions of St. Brigid's day, such as making nature tables and Brigid's crosses, before exploring how other cultures welcome in Spring – from the Holi festival of colour to the Chinese Lantern festival. (The fee of EUR 25 is for up to 30 primary students in a class. The events is also suitable for Home School Students and special rates are available in that case. Contact EPIC for details.) (Booking required)

And here are as many FREE events for you as I could find!
I hope everybody knows that all events in the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) are actually free.


Many (food) markets on Saturday and Sunday are cancelled.

++ First Fortnight Mental Health Arts Festival (01-31 Jan) with a whole variety of events
++ BALLYFERMOT ARTS FESTIVAL (music performances, drama, film, poetry, book launch + historic talks) from 18-31 January. All events online and free. Full list is here
+ UNCONFIRMED: Honest2Goodness Market - Food Market - 09:30-15:00 - 136a Slaney Close, Dublin Industrial Estate, Glasnevin, Dublin 11
+ The Smeds and the Shmoos - Hoglets Online Class - Storytelling for children (Age: 0-7) 10:00-11:00 Online
+ The Science of Ketchup and Custard - Science Show (Age: 5-100) - Theatre of Science UK 10:00-10:40 Online
+ UNCONFIRMED: Temple Bar Food Market 11:00-16:00 Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
+ CONFIRMED (but Food Traders only): Blackrock Market 11:00-17:30 Main Street, Blackrock, Co. Dublin

+ Yoga for Mental Health - Live Webinar with Isha Online 16:00-17:00 Online
+ 30 Year Anniversary Show Of The Boy George Experience 17:00 Online
+ DeMars Live - Griffo & Sir Stevo - Music Show 18:00-21:00 Online
+ Online Karaoke Party 19:00-20:00 Online
+ Jack Lukeman featuring the songs of Johnny Cash and the American Songbook - Live Gig 20:00-21:00 Online


++ First Fortnight Mental Health Arts Festival (01-31 Jan) with a whole variety of events
++ BALLYFERMOT ARTS FESTIVAL (music performances, drama, film, poetry, book launch + historic talks) from 18-31 January. All events online and free. Full list is here
+ The Science of Ketchup and Custard - Science Show (Age: 5-100) - Theatre of Science UK 10:00-10:40 Online
+ CONFIRMED (but Food Traders only): Blackrock Market 11:00-17:30 Main Street, Blackrock, Co. Dublin
+ Online Persian Patterns part 1: Star Toranj - Demonstration and Workshop - Chester Beatty Library 12:00 Online

+ Piper Sunday Seminar with Eamonn Dillon - Southern California Uilleann Pipers Club 19:00-20:30 Online
+ Gardiner Street Gospel Choir - Online Mass 19:30-20:30 Online
+ Andy Irvine - Gig - Livestream from Cyprus Avenue, Cork 20:00 Online
+ El Troubadours Acoustic Nights - Live Gig 21:00 Online


++++ BALLYFERMOT ARTS FESTIVAL (music performances, drama, film, poetry, book launch + historic talks) from 18-31 January. All events online and free. Full list is here
++++ First Fortnight Mental Health Arts Festival (01-31 Jan) with a whole variety of events

+ Mini Music Sessions for toddlers and pre-schoolers Mon 25 Jan 10:00-10:30 Online (Booking required)
+ Fingal HomeFit Live Sessions (Mon+Wed+Fri) Mon 25 Jan 10:00-10:40 Online (Booking required)
+ The WEALTH Mindset - Free 5-Day Course - Danielle Serpico Mon 25 Jan 17:00 Online
+ Online Language Exchange for English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Japanese, Arabic, Mandarin, Russian, Korean, Irish Mon 25 Jan 18:15-20:00 Online
++ Mars, a Cosmic Stepping Stone - Talk - Irish Astronomical Society Mon 25 Jan 19:30-21:30 Online
+ Eve Belle - live stream from Cyprus Avenue, Cork Mon 25 Jan 20:00 Online
++ Be the CEO of your Health in 2021 - Workshop - Iconic Offices & Nutritionist Nichola Flood Tue 26 Jan 12:30-13:10 Online
+ Yoga for Health - Live Webinar Tue 26 Jan 18:00-19:00 Online
+ Top 5 Caminos in 2021 with Camino Ways - Webinar Tue 26 Jan 18:00-18:30 Online (Booking required)
+ Meditation on Twin Hearts Tue 26 Jan 18:30 Online
+ Meet the Scientist - Life on the Isle of May - Talk Tue 26 Jan 19:00-20:30 Online
+ The Public History of Slavery in Dublin - Talk - Dublin City Library and Archive Tue 26 Jan 19:00-20:00
+ 10 years Revolution and Counter Revolution in Egypt - Discussion with blogger Revolution and Counter Revolution in Egypt - People Before Profit Tue 26 Jan 19:30-20:30
+ Fingal HomeFit Live Sessions (Mon+Wed+Fri) Wed 27 Jan 10:00-10:40 Online (Booking required)
+ Worlds Without End: Stories Around Borders - Coffee Conversation - Talk - High Lane Gallery Wed 27 Jan 11:00 Online (Booking required)
+ Tea Dance Tunes Online - for people with dementia, their carers and families - Music Performance - National Concert Hall Wed 27 Jan 11:00 Online (Booking required)
++ Financial Wellbeing Review - Financial Planning For 2021 - Iconic Offices & Bank of Ireland Wed 27 Jan 12:30-13:10 Online (Booking required)
+ The Future of Food and Bio-Based Systems - Talk Wed 27 Jan 16:00-17:00 Online (Booking required)
+ Dublin BlaBla Language Exchange Wed 27 Jan 19:00-20:30 Online (Booking required)
+ axis Hacks x Gaiety School of Acting: King Lear - Key Scenes & Q&A - Axis Ballymun Wed 27 Jan 19:00-20:00 Online
+ Past Panto Wednesdays: Cinderella - Panto Screening by An Nuadha Players Wed 27 Jan 19:00-22:00 Online (Booking required)
+ Outsider YP - Gig - Live stream from Cyprus Avenue, Cork Wed 27 Jan 20:00 Online
+ Super Worm - Story time, singing and craft activity - Hullabaloobell Parties UK Thu 28 Jan 12:00-12:30 Online
+ What Should Be On Your Business Roadmap - Business Planning Webinar - Enterprise Ireland Student Entrepreneur Awards Thu 28 Jan 12:00
+ Online Children's Creative Writing Course - for the whole family Thu 28 Jan 16:00 Online
+ Why Am I Seeing This Ad: Exploring the Secrets Behind AI & Algorithms - Webinar - New Horizons Ireland Thu 28 Jan 17:00
+ Living Abroad in a Pandemic - Global Community Engagement Day - Michelle Rogers Thu 28 Jan 17:30-18:30 Online (Registration required)
+ Virtual Life Skills - 6 weeks course based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Thu 28 Jan 18:30 Online (Booking required)
++ Creative Vision Boarding - Workshop - Iconic Offices & The Reluctant Gurus Thu 28 Jan 19:00-20:30 Online
+ Our Fair Planet - Programme Launch - Youth Work Ireland Thu 28 Jan 19:00 Online (Booking required)
+ "Michael Robartes and the Dancer" by W.B. Yeats - Celebrating the Centenary of its publication - Discussion & Readings Thu 28 Jan 19:00 Online (Booking required)
+ Pub Poetry January 2021 Gathering - Online Poetry Event Thu 28 Jan 20:00-21:30 Online
+ Vision from Vicar street, presented by Tommy Tiernan - Episode 6 with Damien Dempsey, Denise Chaila with God Knows and Murli, Enya Martin and The Mary Wallopers Thu 28 Jan 21:00
+ StartUp 2021 Ireland - Advice and Asupport for Start-up Entrepreneurs Fri 29 Jan 10:00-17:00 Online
+ Fingal HomeFit Live Sessions (Mon+Wed+Fri) Fri 29 Jan 10:00-10:40 Online (Booking required)
+ Revisiting the rapid response to coronavirus - Talk - Science Gallery Fri 29 Jan 13:00-14:00 Online (Booking required)
+ Between Us There Is... Jess Rowell & Brian McSweeney - Dance Short Film - Draiocht Blanchardstown Fri 29 Jan 17:00-17:10 Online
+ Divorce in Ireland and Covid-19 impact - Webinar Fri 29 Jan 18:00-19:00 Online (Booking required)
+ Piece by Piece #16: Chris Engel - Jazz Saxophone - Live Fri 29 Jan 20:00

You want more events and suggestions?
I found a few more things to keep you going or that you might find interesting:

1) Take a Free Virtual Tour of Five Egyptian Heritage Sites
You can travel across the globe ...on your computer and if you need to home school your kids, make the trip as exciting as possible. Here are some sites that you can visit in Egypt. Combine that with a number of resources about the pyramids that you can find on YouTube and an summary of the history that you glean from Wikipedia and you are a knowledgeable tour guide that will be able to capture the attention of your youngster(s) fort he whole duration of your tour.

The Ballyfermot Arts Festival with music performances, drama, film, poetry, a book launch and historic talks continues until 31 January and all events are online. The Facebook is here and a PDF with the full programme (all events are free!) is at

Is learning a new skill part of your plans for the new year? Maybe it is a language or an instrument or some technical skills? Or NLP or some Business related "soft skills"? Check out Udemy via the link below, they have thousands of courses and there is good chance that what you are looking for is available.
The lowest cost for courses this month will be around 12.99. Check out the website at And if you buy through that link, you help the Dublin Event Guide!

For physical books and e-books I recommend Book Depository because they are usually cheaper than others and they always include delivery for free and by using this link you help the Dublin Event Guide when you purchase a book and it doesn't cost you a cent: .

And this is it for another week! Have a good weekend and new week.

Take care,


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Don't miss your chance to bring NYCB to your school this year! Applications for our virtual school residency programs, Ballet Tales and Project Ballet, are open until February 1.

Ballet Tales for grades 1-2 encourages students to explore dance as a form of communication through the integration of writing and movement activities. Students focus on the importance of elements such as character, setting, and plot in order to gain a greater understanding of how storytelling through dance can transcend the components of text, movement, and music. Learn more about Ballet Tales and apply here:

Project Ballet for grades 3-5 engages students through ten movement-based workshops inspired by NYCB’s dynamic choreography, and invites them to learn about inspiration as a vehicle for creating art. By examining works by Founding Choreographers George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins, and Resident Choreographer Justin Peck, students will be challenged to think critically, act creatively, and engage collaboratively as they learn how to choreograph their own dances. Learn more about Project Ballet and apply here:

We are ready to dance with your elementary school students, with programs running March through June. Apply by February 1 to bring the gift of dance to your classroom.