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Gig Guide 11th-17th March

Written by on 10/03/2019

Kevin McGahern - Solo Pollo

Kevin McGahern

The star of RTE’s Republic of Telly brings his brand new show to a theatre near you. With the Solo Pollo Tour, the silver tongued Cavan native promises a mix of traditional stand up, character based comedy and lovely funny songs. Kevin talks about his first year of marriage, dying with flatmates, avoiding getting shot in America, how to get away with drunk driving and how to survive a terrorist attack.  Known as the host of  Republic of Telly, Kevin McGahern’s America and Sim Card in RTE’s Hardy Bucks, Kevin’s laid-back, straight-faced delivery elevates the absurdity of his subject matter in his own entirely unique way.

13th March
8pm, Main Venue, Whelans

Dan Elliot

Dan Elliot

Dan Elliott is a 24 year old singer-songwriter from Cork, Ireland. Elliott had a busy 2018, winning the Joe.ie/Le Crunch Apple Of My Eye Song Contest, selling out his debut headline show Upstairs at Whelan’s and appearing at both Electric Picnic and Indiependence. His much anticipated debut single ‘Only Ever Been You’ is available now.

13th March
8pm, Upstairs, Whelans

Alltech Craft Brews and Food Fair

Alltech Craft Brews and Food Fair

Alltech Craft Brews and Food Fair is returning for to Dublin for its 7th year. The event is considered Ireland’s largest craft brews gathering and guarantees a memorable night out, where you can enjoy tasty food, great live music and over 400 craft beers, ciders, gins, whiskeys and more — all under one roof!

It’s not only quality food and drink you’ll get to enjoy this year: you’ll also be entertained by live music on our main stage each day, and you can also watch live Six Nations rugby matches on three of the biggest screens in Dublin!

14th – 16th March
Various Times, The Convention Centre
Price Varies

It's all about books - Thursday Talks

It's all about books

Set in the wonderful contemporary glass architecture of the DCU Cregan Library these talks explore different aspects of ‘The Book’.

Readers read hundreds of books, maybe thousands. And yet we retain only a tiny fraction of what we read. Or do we? This talk attempts to grasp at what passes through our minds when we read a book, and what stays there if anything. And if we forget most of what we read, which we do, what is the point of ploughing through any book at all. At all. At all. This bilingual talk will answer all of these pressing questions definitively for all time

14th March
Various Times, DCU Cregan Library

Legends and Lore of South Dublin

Legends and Lore of South Dublin

The internationally renowned composer and conductor Vincent Kennedy presents the world premiere of his new musical suite based on the legends and lore of South Dublin (Oisín’s return from Tír na nÓg, The Hell Fire Club).

Composed for a Symphonic Wind Band comprising the Rathfarnham Concert Band Society and the Sounds Ensemble (Director Terry Clancy) along with choral and solo elements with Sing and Tonics (Director Maeve O’Hara), Aisling Kennedy (Soprano accompanied by Orlaith Sharkey Piano), Anne Murnaghan (Cello). MC and narrator Declan O’Brien.

The new musical suite will form the 2nd half of the show. The first half will comprise performances by each of the performing groups and soloists of an eclectic range of music. It promises to be an inspirational, entertaining and inspiring evening of music.

14th March
8pm, The Civic Centre Tallaght

St. Patricks Festival

St Patricks Day Festival

The 2019 National St. Patrick’s Festival, running March 14 – 18, will celebrate Irish produce and global flavours. A bounty of delicious food and beverage offerings will feature throughout the spectacular five-day programme, with tastes from Ireland and abroad.
Check out the offical St.Patricks Day Festival Website for more information!

14th – 18th March
Various Times and Locations
Various Prices

Terra Firmish

Terra Firmish

Terra Firmish is a new musical work commissioned by St Patrick’s Festival, written by Seán Mac Erlaine for dance, harp, clarinet, marimba, percussion, and electronics.

The piece is inspired by the history of Teampall Caomhán, a tenth century church on Inis Oírr.For hundreds of years this small church was continuously excavated by its community as it sank deeper into the sandy island.
Today it has been secured with brickwork but it is significantly lower than its immediate surrounding landscape.

Terra Firmish is a poetic interpretation of this story drawing on the contemporary dance of Emma O’Kane and visual design of Michelle Browne within Mac Erlaine’s score which is part elegy and part playful commentary on the increasing absurdity and inevitability of the situation.

15th March
7.30pm, Main Space, Smock Alley Theatre



t’s Friday, and we’re in love (with live music). OSLO is a brand new Friday night event coming to The Workman’s Club, Dublin once a month. Here’s the deal. OSLO will be showcasing Ireland’s most exciting new artists in a club night atmosphere – allowing you to get a taste of what the future of Irish music looks like. We wanted to put on a night where bands can be discovered in a party setting. Doors to this awesome monthly night will open at midnight and will run ‘til super-late, like every proper party should. Oh, and did we mention it’s all FREE?

15th March
11.30pm, The Workmans Club


The Riptide Movement

Whelan’s is proud to announce a special one off intimate show on the eve of St. Patrick’s Day with one of Ireland’s favourite rock acts of recent years. A band famous for putting on a blistering live performance. In the intimate surrounds of Whelan’s, celebrating its 30th year as Dublin’s best venue, it’s sure to be a special night. Whelan’s is planning a series of shows throughout the year bringing back some of our favourite and most well known bands. The Riptide Movement will preform in Whelans on the 16th of March!

16th March
8pm, Whelans

AIB GAA All Ireland Club Championship Finals

AIB GAA Club Championships

Experience authentic Irish culture at Croke Park where the GAA celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with the AIB GAA Football and Hurling All Ireland Club Championship Finals. Only 5 minutes from the city centre after the St. Patrick’s Day parade!

AIB GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Club Championship Final at 2pm
Ballyhale Shamrocks (Kilkenny) v St. Thomas (Galway)

AIB GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Club Championship Final at 3.45pm
Corofin (Galway) v Dr. Crokes (Kerry)

Tickets include access to the GAA Museum.

16th March
2pm, Croke Park
€25/€5 under 16’s

Aware Harbour2Harbour Walk

Aware Harbour2Harbour Walk

The annual Harbour2Harbour Walk takes place along the scenic Dublin Bay on St Patrick’s Day 2019.

Grab your walking shoes and come along for a guaranteed fun day out! It’s an alternative way to celebrate St Patrick’s Day. You can choose to walk from Dún Laoghaire Harbour to Howth Harbour or vice versa, and the 16 mile/26km route is suitable for most fitness levels. The walk takes participants along the spectacularly scenic Dublin Bay and more than 2,000 people are expected to take part.

Don’t forget to stop off at the Halfway Hooley hosted by Dublin Port Company to enjoy music and refreshments.

17th March
10.30am, Dún Laoghaire