Events Guide from Wednesday 12th March – Tuesday 18th March


Take a look at our weekly events guide.

What’s on tonight:
• Open mic nights are on every Wednesday in Mother Reilly’s in Rathmines. Start at 9.30pm.
• Cheltenham has started once again with Ruby Walsh winning the first race for Ireland. All races shown on big screen at The Oarsman in Ringsend for the festival week.

Thursday 13th March
• Up and coming Irish act Jessica Smith will be playing in Gibney’s in Malahide at 9pm. Her voice sounds a bit like Ellie Goulding, definitely worth the trip out.
• The Musical Youth Foundation will be holding a quiz night in McGrattan’s Cafe Bar on Baggot Street at 8pm. This will be a fun filled night with lots of cool and creative prizes! For more info on The Musical Youth Foundation Charity log onto:

Friday 14th March
• Abner Browns located in Rathmines is a barbers shop turned music venue at the weekends. Up and coming artists play in front of a packed audience while getting a professional free live video of the set. Tonight the vintage styled barber shop has Radioactive Grandma (what a name!) playing a set at 8pm. Bands looking to play here can find Abner Browns on Facebook.
• Jupiter Forrest will be playing in Whelan’s on Wexford Street at 11.30pm. They are an up and coming Irish act playing indie/rock. Admission is free before 10.30pm.

Saturday 15th March
• The Vintage Inn in Ringsend is hosting a three day festival celebration for St Patrick’s weekend. Saturday and Sunday will have two full days of Irish traditional music and on Monday there will be more music from 4 to 6pm.
• Original bands Buffalo Sunn, Keith Moss and the Tightrope Walkers and Death in the Sickroom will be playing in the Mercantile at 8pm. All three bands will embark on a tour of Germany in April so they are looking for some support before they go. Admission is free.
• Father Ted Fanatics, the wonderful Joe ‘Father Damo’ Rooney and Patrick ‘Eoin McLove’ McDonnell from Father Ted will be performing in The Laughter Lounge. Doors open at 7.30pm.

Sunday 16th March
• Some live Jazz is happening from 5.30pm in Searsons Public House on Baggot Street with Felim Gormley and the Zanzibar Jazz Quintet. it’s free in.
• Rockabillie’s finest DJ, Christine McQuillian plays in The Dice Bar on Queen Street at 9pm. Free in.
• Remy Naidoo who works in Kiely’s of Donnybrook has got to the final stages of The Voice of Ireland. Starts at 6.30pm on RTE 1. Tune in to hear the Donnybrook singer.

Monday St Patrick’s Day
• 2014 Festival Parade will start at Parnell Square at noon. For more information log onto:
• O’Donoghue’s Bar on Merrion Row have an Irish Music Session tonight at 9pm. Free in.
• Before the parade, maybe get a few friends together to join Aware’s Harbour 2 Harbour walk. The 16.2 mile route takes in the beautiful surrounds of Dublin Bay. Participants can choose to walk from Dun Laoghaire Harbour to Howth Harbour or from Howth to Dun Laoghaire. The walk will start from 10.30am from either Harbour. For more info visit:
• The Pyro Blues Executive are playing in the Leeson Lounge on Patrick’s Day evening. They have a jazz, blues with a New Orleans type sound!

Tuesday 18th March
• If you enjoy walking and history and would like to know about the legacy of St Patrick, then Pat Liddy’s walking tours of Dublin may interest you. Departure point: Outside Discover Ireland Center (converted church), Suffolk Street (parallel to Grafton Street). Times: 11.00am and 2.30pm. Log onto: for more information.

By Donna Dunne