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November Community Guide

Written by on 07/11/2019

Wild Lights at Dublin Zoo

The spectacular night-time experience is back and it’s like nothing you’ve seen before! Showcasing a brand new theme – Stories, Myths and Legends. With magical scenes from well-known stories like – The Wonderful Wizard of OzAlice’s Adventures in WonderlandPeter Pan and The Jungle Book… to best-loved nursery rhymes and characters from Irish Mythology – all brought to life by dazzling, giant colourful silk lanterns! See over a thousand breath-taking, illuminated lanterns transform Dublin Zoo into an enchanted wonderland as darkness falls. Along the way, enjoy the live Chinese performers before visiting the food and drink stalls for some tasty and warming treats!


1st November – 5th January 
Dublin Zoo, Phoenix Park 
€12 – €20

Info – dublin.ie

Kidsyard Family Rave

Dance your hearts out! Expect face painting, bubbles, glow sticks and parchute games on the dance floor for the kids and decent coffee for the grownups…And the best dance tunes for everyone Tiny Choons.

The Wigwam restaurant will also be serving lunch & brunch throughout the day. Mums, Dads, Grandparents, Aunties, Uncles you are all encouraged to have just as much fun as the little ones. This rave is for the whole family to enjoy! Suitable for ages 0-10.


2nd November
Free – €12

Info – wigwamdublin.ie

Film Screening

Safehouse A Side / B Side is a two-channel video by the Puerto Rican artist and filmmaker Beatriz Santiago Muñoz. The work examines the history and the material culture of the Venezuelan guerrilla group the Armed Forces of National Liberation. Watch it on On November 6 at 6.30pm.

On the 20th of Novemebr you can watch Black Sun. Black Sun is a 1964 film directed by Koreyoshi Kurahara that portrays the relationship between a jazz-obsessed misfit living in the bombed ruins of a church and an AWOL African-American soldier.

These films were selected by Vic Brooks, Lucy Raven and Evan Calder Williams of 13BC to coincide with their current exhibition Fatal Act as the third instalment in a curated series of screenings.


6th – 20th November
Synge Lecture / Emmet Lecture Theatre 

Info – douglashydegallery.ie

Animal Care for Kids

Each week you will get teached you how to care for all the animals at St. Anne’s City Farm.

A workshop for 5 to 12-year-olds to teach: How to make Chickens, Pigs, Goats, Pony, Rabbits breakfast. This includes washing buckets and mixing feeds. How to care for the animals. Mucking out the stables. Putting the animals to bed.

Wear strong closed-toe shoes (no sandals) and no jewellery. Also, old clothes as you may get mucky and oily.


9th November
St Anne’s City Farm and Ecology Centre
€6 – €11

Info – eventbrite.ie

Antiques, Art and Vintage Fair

Only a few weeks to go and already stumped for ideas? Find interesting and unique gifts in all price brackets at the November Antiques and Vintage Fair. Clontarf Castle is one of the biggest and busiest on the fairs circuit, with over 40 dealers exhibiting. Here you will find everything to make yours a very special Christmas, from the lovely gifts that will be treasured to beautiful china, crystal and linen to grace your festive table. Traders from across Ireland and the UK will offer furniture, decor, lighting, paintings, jewellery, vintage fashion, porcelain and glass, memorabilia, books and prints, rare coins, postcards, curios, and lots more!


10th November
Clontarf Castle Hotel

Info – vintageirland.ie

November Film Series: Connections

Christ Church Cathedral presents its seventh candle-lit film series: Connections! This is a series of free, thought-provoking films exploring the theme of connections, on Mondays during November.

Monday 11 November  ‘Baraka’ (1992), a meditation on the environment, introduced by the Rev Andrew Orr, chairman of the Church of Ireland’s Eco-Congregation.

Monday 18th November ‘Happy’ (2011), which explores the concept of happiness throughout the world, introduced by Deirdre McGrath of the Dublin Wellness Centre.

Monday 25th November ‘The Hundred-Foot Journey’ (2014), a tale of clashing culinary cultures, introduced by the Dean of Christ Church, the Very Revd Dermot Dunne.


Mondays 11th, 18th, 25th November at 6.30pm
Music room, Christ Church Cathedral

Info – christchurch.ie

Christmas Decoration Making Evening

Get into the festive mood by creating your own Christmas Decoration using the Copper Foil technique of Stained Glass. This is a great taster session if your curious about stained glass!

You will learn: To follow a pattern, cut glass, grind and foil, solder, and finally to finish off your decoration with patinas and polish ready to hang on your Christmas tree. You will make one decoration choosing from a number of different patterns. All materials are included in the cost of the course. There is no experience nessesary as you will be taught every aspect of the making process.


11th November
Block T

Info – eventbrite.ie

Dublin Podcast Festival

HeadStuff and Aiken Promotions reveal the final additions to this years’ line up for Dublin Podcast Festival 2019.

They have covered wide range of topics across many genres this year, Dublin Podcast Festival brings you the best podcasts in their field of Comedy, Culture, Crime, Music, Politics and Mental health and many more.


6th – 28th November
Various Locations & Prices

Info – aikenpromotions.ie

Dublin Book Festival

The Dublin Book Festival is one of Ireland’s most successful and vibrant book festivals, running since June 2006.  The annual public festival showcases, supports and develops Irish publishing by programming, publicising and selling Irish published books, their authors, editors and contributors – all in an entertaining, festive, friendly and accessible environment that reflects the creativity and personality of the Irish publishing sector and its authors.

The Dublin Book Festival 2019 will take place from 14 – 17 November, with Smock Alley Theatre as the festival hub.


14th – 17th November
Various Locations & Prices

Info – dublinbookfestival.ie

Hatch - A Story of Transformation and New Beginnings

Hatch – A story of transformation and new beginnings! Meet Bláithín. She loves caterpillars, moths and butterflies. Follow her on her adventurous journey with Uncle Rusty to find Pearl, the most extraordinary butterfly with the most colourful wings. Learn all about two little caterpillars and their journey to fly as moths and butterflies.

Full of Fidget Feet’s unique blend of music, comedy, theatre, science and aerial dance, Hatch weaves Irish language and Irish dancing into this wonderful story for 4-10 year olds and their families. Children will have an opportunity to meet the performers after the show and explore their world of butterflies and moths.


14th – 16th November
The Ark

Info – dublin.ie

Dance Meetup

This dance meditation meetup is for all the women who want to dance their heart out in a judgement-free and safe environment. Just let go and move freely while connecting with your body and soul. There is nothing you have to be or do. Enjoy yourself and your power within. Go with the flow of your wild soul.

Just dress comfortably. We will dance barefoot or for those with cold feet please bring anti-slip socks. For women only.


15th November
The Fumbally Stables

Info – eventbrite.ie

Klub Kids Dublin presents 'AN EVENING WITH VANESSA VANJIE'

Talented and hilarious ‘Miss Vanjie’ on this amazing one woman show. Expect a full 60min show from Vanessa including high energy numbers with the Klub Kids dancers, hilarious comedy and some very wanted Q&A’s. We all know this show will leave us all in sitches of laughter.

Support show queens to be announced. All ticket sales are final and this is an ages 14+ event.


17th November
Liberty Hall Theatre
From €22

Info – eventbrite.ie

South Dublin on Ice

South Dublin On Ice @ Tallaght Stadium will open from Friday November 19th 2019 to Sunday January 26th 2020

The spectacular Ice Rink at Tallaght Stadium will be the centrepiece of the festival this year and is sure to attract thousands of skaters young and old to the town.


19th November
Tallaght Stadium

Info – southdublinonice.ie

Gzhel Masterclass

Come and learn how to paint in the Gzhel style in a friendly and hands on workshop where you will design & create your own handpainted plate! Gzhel is a traditional Russian folk art, involving a style of simple blue and white painting on ceramics. It takes its name from the village of Gzhel and surrounding area, where it has been produced since 1802.

Places are strictly limited, so don’t miss out.


19th November
The Intercultural Centre

Info – eventbrite.ie

Hughs House Charity Quiz Night

Quiz Night In Aid of Hill 16 Macra na Feirme & Charity – Hughs House!

What do Hugh’s House do? They provide family accommodation 365 days a year for parents who have ill children. They wanted to nourish those families with home-cooked food to strengthen them. They wanted a place for children to play and for families to visit outside of a ward environment and they wanted a place for children who face long journeys for out-patient appointments to have a place to go before they face the trip back home.


20th November
Doheny & Nesbitt’s Bar
€4 – €10

Info – eventbrite.ie

Free Family Day: Winter Printer

Create your reindeer and print him green, etch an elephant and add a red nose, stamp a tree with purple snow. Our artists will be on hand to show you the techniques to print a Christmas Card and you can show us just how crazy your festive imagination can be! Sessions Are Free, But Space Is Limited. Max 50 per workshop.

Session 1: 12PM-12.50PM
Session 2: 1PM-1.50PM
Session 3: 2PM-2.50PM

Dress for Mess. Unless otherwise stated workshops are designed for children from 5-10 years, though younger and older siblings are welcome to take part.


23rd November
Draíocht Galleries

Info – draiocht.ie

Classical Kids: Music for Babies

Classical music concerts for adults and babies in a relaxed, local setting. Come and enjoy the finest chamber music as your baby feeds, sleeps, plays and absorbs all the benefits of this wonderful music!
Suitable for ages 0 – 3 years.


29th November
Castletown House, Celbridge
Free for babies, €13 for adults

Info – eventbrite.ie

Santa Special Train

Join us for on board our festive train for our most popular event of the year the “Santa Specials”. Hop on board on the 1960s vintage carriages as you step back in time for a journey like no other. As you depart from Dublin either by steam or diesel locomotive, the Christmas songs start and Santa’s helpers are busy getting everything ready on board. While travelling to Maynooth, Santa will pay a visit to every child on board and pose for a photo and make sure he knows what all the boys and girls want for Christmas.

Before we know it, we are in Maynooth, Santa will be available on the platform for some more photos as our locomotive changes ends. When we hear the “All Aboard”, it’s back on to eat some of the cholocates from the selection box that every child ticket gets or enjoy some mulled wine and mince pies which every adult gets with their ticket.


30th November
Connolly Station

Info – eventbrite.ie