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It’s one of those essential things that makes a holiday experience reach another level. If you don’t know where to go, or what’s on the menu, you will struggle to get the best out of your precious time. That’s why we have compiled The Dublin Tourist Guide, a comprehensive and useful insiders-guide for all things Dublin. As Dublin’s premier tourist guide the aim is to reveal Dublin’s little secrets alongside covering the more well-known landmarks. As the days get that bit longer and a definitive spring has taken everyone’s step, Dublin once again is beginning to come alive. Of course the St. Patrick’s Day Festival is the focus of most peoples visit, with its full-scale takeover of the city from March from 14-17, it is worth mentioning that March holds lots, lots more. With one of the world’s foremost design festivals in town, OFFSET, and with Haroon Mirza exhibiting in the beautiful Irish Museum of Modern Art, the city is yours to explore and enjoy. Even if that’s just a wander among the daffodils in St. Stephen’s Green, it’s a wonderful time of the year to be in Dublin.

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The Old Jameson Distillery

Christchurch Cathedral

The Old Jameson Distillery is the fount of the real ‘water of life’ in Dublin. An important and fascinating landmark in the history of the city, the old Distillery will give you a chance to put your taste buds to the test and prove you know your whiskey from your scotch. Offering guided tours daily with a choice of bars to sample a Jemmie, lunch is also served from the mezzanine restaurant.

Step back into history with a visit to Christ Church Cathedral, one of the city’s oldest and most loved buildings. It has been at the centre of Dublin life for nearly 1000 years, first established by Norse King, Sitriuc Silkenbeard c. 1030, rebuilt by the Normans. The stunning gothic naves sits on top of its twelfth century crypt, one of Dublin’s oldest structures, which also houses the exhibitions, a must see for visitors with guided tours, belfry tours and a beautiful café and gift shop.

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Dublin Bay Cruises

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Dublin Bay Cruises, one of the city’s best and most unique experiences offers you the chance to escape the hustle and bustle of the city, and enjoy a glass of wine on-board with family or friends while cruising on the St Bridget. Dublin Bay Cruises have two great offers to choose from. Option one is a return trip departing Sir John Rogersons Quay (Ferryman Pub) opposite Convention Centre at 12 noon. Cruising the Liffey, Dublin Port and Dublin Docklands for 75 minutes. The second option is a one-way trip departing Dun Laoghaire at 10am or St John Rogersons Quay(Ferryman Pub) at 2pm, sailing via Dublin Bay, Dublin Port, Dublin Docklands and the River Liffey. Duration 75 min. For more info on sailing times see www.dublinbaycruises.com

It’s been in St. James Gate since 1759, and potential natural disasters aside, it’ll be there for the rest of eternity. The cheapest lease in town, you’ll smell the country’s alcoholbrewing institution a mile off - you can see the black stuff being born yourself in the tourist-friendly Storehouse.

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Malahide Castle & Gardens

Phoenix Park

This magnificent 12th century castle is set in 260 acres of land and is one of the oldest castles in Ireland. It has been home to the Talbot family for nearly 800 years. Located on Dublin’s North coast just 13KM from the city centre and on the DART line. Today, friendly guides and a brand new interactive exhibition help you explore its rich history and interior. Visit the Oak Room, Small and Great Drawing Rooms and the Great Hall before heading to the Walled Garden, home to some of the world’s rarest plants. A new gift shop and Avoca foodhall, café and retail store complete this enchanting daytrip.

The Phoenix Park at 707 hectares (1752 acres) is one of the largest enclosed recreational spaces within any European capital city. About 30% of the Phoenix Park is covered by trees, which are mainly broadleaf parkland species such as oak, ash, lime, beech, sycamore and horsechestnut.  A more ornamental selection of trees is grown in the various enclosures.  A herd of Fallow Deer has lived in the Park since the 1660’s when they were introduced by the Duke of Ormond.  The Phoenix Park is a sanctuary for many mammals and birds and a wide range of wildlife habitats are to be found in the park.  One such area is the Furry Glen, which is managed as a conservation area. Áras an Uachtaráin, the residence of the President of Ireland dates from 1750 and is located in the centre of the park adjacent to the United States Ambassador’s residence, which was built in 1774.  Many other historic buildings and monuments are located in the Park. Dublin 8

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National Botanic Gardens

Chester Beatty Library

The National Botanic Gardens is noted for its fine plant collections holding over 15,000 plant species and cultivars from a variety of habitats from all around the world. Famous for its exquisitely restored and planted glasshouses, notably the Turner Curvilinear Range and the Great Palm House, both recipients of the Europa Nostra award for excellence in conservation architecture. Visitors can enjoy such features as the Herbaceous borders, rose garden, the alpine yard, the pond area, rock garden and arboretum.

The Chester Beatty Library, Dublin is an art museum and library which houses the great collection of manuscripts, miniature paintings, prints, drawings, rare books and some decorative arts assembled by Sir Alfred Chester Beatty (1875-1968). Its rich collections from countries across Asia, the Middle East, North Africa and Europe open a window on the artistic treasures of the great cultures and religions of the world. Chester Beatty Library was named Irish Museum of the year in 2000 and was awarded the title European Museum of the Year in 2002.

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Ethiad Skyline Croke Park

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Etihad Skyline includes stops at five viewing platforms along Croke Park’s 0.6km rooftop walkway. Each stop gives visitors the opportunity to learn about the highlighted buildings and sites in their line of vision through multi-lingual audio guides. The audio guides include historical information, quirky anecdotes and interviews with key figures working at some of Dublin’s most famous locations

The Ark introduces children to the joy, wonder and creativity of the arts, and plays a vital role in raising the standard of culture for children. Here, in a unique building designed specifically for them, children aged two to 12 explore everything from theatre, music and literature to painting, film, dance and more. They discover what it means to be an artist, from respected professional artists. There’s no better way to nurture hungry young imaginations, or to inspire a lifelong journey through culture.

Smock Alley Theatre is a resource for Dublin, Ireland and the world. Respecting its extraordinary history and heritage of its original 1662 site, Smock Alley Theatre provides artists and audiences with a unique opportunity to create and experience work that challenges, inspires and entertains. The past, the present and the future of theatre in Ireland come to life in Smock Alley.

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National Museum (Collins Barracks)

Iveagh Gardens

The Hugh Lane Gallery

Collins Barracks is home to the Decorative Arts & History leg of the National Museum. Featuring a wide range of objects, which include weaponry, furniture, silver, ceramics and glassware as well as examples of Folklife and costume in one of Dublin’s most historically important buildings, Collins Barracks is an essential spot for any

The Iveagh Gardens are among the finest and least known of Dublin’s parks and gardens.  They were designed by Ninian Niven, in 1865, as an intermediate design between the ‘French Formal’ and the ‘English Landscape’ styles.  They demonstrated the artistic skills of the landscape Architect of the mid 19th century and display a unique collection of landscape features. The conservation and restoration of the Gardens commenced in 1995 and to date most of the features have been restored, for example the Maze in Box hedging with a Sundial as a centrepiece.  Hatch Street Upper, Dublin 2

Located in Dublin’s city centre, Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, originally called The Municipal Gallery of Modern Art, houses one of Ireland’s foremost collections of modern and contemporary art. The original collection, donated by the Gallery’s founder Sir Hugh Lane in 1908, has now grown to include over 2000 artworks, ranging from the Impressionist masterpieces of Manet, Monet, Renoir and Degas to works by leading national and international contemporary artists. Also houses the wonderful Francis Bacon Studio - which was transported in its entirely in 1998, from London to the Gallery in Dublin. Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

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where to drink Buskers Why not come and join the party people in Buskers Bar in the heart of Temple Bar. Buskers has a modern décor and a fantastic atmosphere to match. There is live music every night which includes Traditional Irish & Tribute Bands, so there is something for everyone to enjoy. Fantastic food is available daily which will certainly cater for all tastes and Buskers boasts an ‘indoor garden’ where you can enjoy speciality cocktails and pitchers. Buskers is a well renowned Sports Bar, with 13 HD Televisions and 2 Large Screens they show all the major sporting events. Go on, give Buskers a try, it’s a real gem. 13-17 Fleet Street,Dublin 2 01 677 3333 www.buskersbar.com

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Dakota

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McDaids

Dakota Bar opened in 2000 on Dublin’s South William Street and over the past decade has flourished as a destination. There are many facets to Dakota. During the day it serves fine freshly made food in an oasis of calm in the city centre. At night it transforms to a popular destination for drinks and rendezvous – and at the weekend becomes a great place to party, with late night revellers, cocktails and some damn fine music.

The Porterhouse in Temple Bar opened in 1996 as Dublin’s first microbrewery. Brewing three stouts, three lagers and three ales in the tiny brewery created much demand for the brews and lead to the growth of the craft beer market. The Porterhouse are widely recognised as having pioneered the craft brew scene in Ireland which has led to the opening of several craft breweries around the country. The Porterhouse is proud to announce that their Plain Porter has been awarded the gold medal by the Brewing Industry International Awards in 2012, the second time it has received this prestigious accolade. 16-18 Parliament Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2 01 679 8847 porterhousebrewco.com Fb: Porterhouse-Brewing-Company @Porterhousebars

McDaids is, if we’re honest, the kind of place where you’d call yourself lucky if you’ve nabbed a seat early in the night. Its much cosier, shoulder-to-shoulder affair where an unbeatable Guinness is only a quick shuffle away and commenting on overheard banter is de rigeur. The perfect place for whiling a night away righting the world’s wrongs with a few close friends or quiet pint in Brendan Behan’s memory.

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where to drink The Odeon Since reopening its doors late 2012, after an extensive renovation, The Odeon Bar has quickly built a reputation for being the go-to venue for evening drinks in the capital. With the promise of good food, good drink and a good time, in delectably decadent surroundings, The Odeon provides the ideal excuse for an after-hours aperitif with the friends, casual cocktails over a weekend catch-up or a quiet glass of vino in the library. Open from 4pm Monday to Saturday. 57 Old Harcourt Street Railway Station, Hartcourt Street, Dublin 2 01 4782088 odeon.ie

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where to drink Ashtons Ashton’s in Clonskeagh was and remains a leader in the Gastro Pub scene. Long before food was an important element of a public house, Ashton’s were committed to serving the best of Irish food. One of the unique experiences at Ashton’s is the Black Rock steak on the stone; a selection of the freshest fillets and sirloins are brought to your table along with your very own volcanic ‘Hot Rock’. You then cook the ingredients to precisely your taste without any oils or fats, making the food incredibly tasty and extremely healthy. Along with some innovative new dishes and a large selection of Irish craft beer on draught and bottle, you wont go wrong for value and choice, especially with the early bird menu from 4pm -9pm Mon – Thurs. 11 Verge Mount, Clonskeagh, Dublin 6 01 2830187 ashtonsgastropub.ie @BarAshtons

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This funky venue, known for its edgy attitude, is spread over 2 floors, and is located bang in the middle of Dublin city centre, 2 minute walk from Trinity College. 4 Dame Lane attracts friendly and fun people for cocktails, dancing and events. Friday and Saturday has some of Dublin’s best DJ’s, pumping indie, electro and pop. A great place for drinks, cocktails and music. Open seven-nights-a-week.

There’s a reason that Nearys has remained so consistent over the decades - the formula works. Housed in an elegant slice of Edwardian Dublin with its old-world interior still in pride of place, the early evening buzz in Nearys is a rare sight to behold. With a crowd ranging from theatregoers and thespians from the nearby Gaiety to local suits and Grafton shoppers, Dave and his team of old-school barmen will take care of all your needs.

Hogans could easily be located somewhere in the East Village of Manhattan but to say that would be an injustice to its typically Dublin crowd. The large windows look out onto flower sellers and cycle chic passersby whilst inside remains the home to the laid back people watchers, good time seekers and newspaper readers. Brunch served 1pm-4pm Sat and Sun. Relax, chill and feast in your own time at this authentic Dublin imbibing emporium situated at the heart of Dublin’s Creative Quarter. Thursday to Saturday nights you can enjoy an eclectic mix of Live DJs till late downstairs at Hogans International Beat Basement.

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where to drink Mint Bar at The Westin Dublin The Westin Hotel has recently reopened its refurbished Mint Bar. With completely revamped interiors and a redesigned cocktail and food menu, the new Mint Bar evokes the glamour and style of the historic building’s 1920s heyday. Classic leather seating and stylish wooden furnishings complement the original stone walls and unique vaulted ceilings of the former bank, whilst warm lighting helps create a cosy and welcoming atmosphere, while the Onyx bar provides a stunning centrepiece. To do justice to these striking interiors, The Mint Bar’s renowned team of expert mixologists have developed an innovative and exciting drinks and cocktail menu combining familiar and updated classics with signature creations, while keeping the new food menu simple and seasonal. The Westin Dublin, College Green, Westmoreland St, Dublin 2

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Ryan’s Pub

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Grogan’s Pub has been a mainstay in Dublin since time began. When you walk through the doors you get a sense of being catapulted back to a bygone era when pubs where a place that everybody knew your name. The decor has not changed in almost 40 years, and that’s the way it should be. Do try their legendary toasted sandwiches with a pint of plain and admire all the artwork hanging from the walls which are, by the way, available to buy.

Located at Christchurch, just a stones-throw from the cathedral. Ryans is a traditional Irish pub with live music most nights and probably the best pint of stout this side of the Liffey - maybe that’s because it’s so close to the brewery and has less to travel. They serve traditional pub grub 7 days a week and their coddle is to die for. This a perfect place to unwind after a day walking around sightseeing and the staff are extremely friendly as owner Ken Ryan will greet you with a smile.

Generator hails a return to the proud tradition of innkeeping; providing lodging, food and of course, drinks. A relaxed venue where you can enjoy a selection of craft beers, the trusted classics or something more suited to a backpacker’s budget. Expect to meet guests from all over the world as they stop over in the fair city. It provides a perfect opportunity to practice your rusty Spanish, Portuguese, Italian or German. Situated in the ever-present yet up and coming Smithfield Square, right on the Luas tracks, Generator is a refreshingly different interface beween Dublin and her visitors. Smithfield Square, Dublin 7 01 901 0222 www.generatorhostels.com/Dublin-Hostel

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This March, with not a snake in sight, over 300,000 tourists will descend on Ireland over the course of the St. Patrick’s Day Weekend, most of them gathered in Dublin. And with good reason: this is the moment volunteers, musicians, street performers, and Souvenirs shops have been waiting for. The Dublin Tourist Guide handpicks a selection of activities over the weekend.

Saturday 15 March Get in the Spirit, with some Trad Music Céilí House Live

National Concert Hall Presented by RTÉ Radio 1, this is a great introduction to traditional Irish music set in the appropriately shamrock-green main auditorium of the National Concert Hall. Irish music legends Frankie Gavin and the group De Dannan join forces for this night of trad music standards and craic agus ceol. 8pm, €18-35. If the idea of the National Concert Hall feels too formal, come view Irish musicians in their natural habitat: the pub. Dublin’s most famous is O’Donoghue’s on Merrion Row. This is where Ronnie Drew, Luke Kelly, Ciarán Bourke and Barney McKenna formed The Dubliners. Other musicians to pass through include Christy Moore, Phil Lynott, and Andy Irvine, whose song ‘O’Donoghue’s’ serves as a fine slice of 60’s Irish music history. Across town is The Cobblestone in Smithfield Square, a twominute walk from the Luas stop. With trad music every night of the week this boozer is worth a visit at any time, not just Paddy’s Weekend. Savour a pint of Guinness and observe pictures of famous Cobblestone patrons like Billy Connolly and Sam Shepard on the walls. Another vaunted trad bar is J. McNeill’s of Capel St, which before it became a public house was a famous music shop. That tradition has been carried on in the form of some excellent trad sessions.


Sunday 16 March For Families and Funnies Finian’s Rainbow

Irish Film Institute, 6 Eustace Street, Temple Bar With the caricatured Irishness of Darby O’Gill & the Little People, an institute of TV this morning, this is a good time to re-examine Francis Ford Coppola’s fun musical Finian’s Rainbow, starring a 70-year-old Fred Astaire as Finian McLonergan, who steals away to America with a leprechaun’s gold, intending to plant it near Fort Knox in the hope it will take and multiply. 1.30pm, €4.80 per person, €14.40 family ticket

Laughter Lounge Eden Quay, Dublin 2

The most famous Irish cleric, after St. Patrick, is Father Ted. The Laughter Lounge is an influential venue where a lot of well-known Irish comedians have risen through the ranks, many of which went on to appear in Father Ted, and here two stars are invited back: Joe ‘Father Damo’ Rooney and Patrick ‘Eoin McLove’ McDonnell. 8.30pm, €tbc

Monday 17 March Paddy’s Big Day The big one. St. Patrick’s Day Parade kicks off at 12pm, starting at Parnell Square. The parade will then proceed down O’Connell Street, over O’Connell Bridge to Westmoreland Street. From there it will wind towards Dame Street and Lord Edward Street, passing Christchurch Cathedral and along Patrick Street where it finishes up fittingly near St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Expect a Mardi Gras of Irish dancers, marching bands, Papier-mâché floats, cub scouts, trad musicians, and one or two Irish pop stars. Arrive early to secure good views. 12pm, Free From there, it’s directly to the pub! Find a corner, and soak up the sounds, the atmosphere and the craic. Some of our suggested watering-holes include: North of the Liffey, try Murrays Bar on O’Connell Street or The Celt on Talbot Street for trad music and some traditional Irish cuisine. In the Temple Bar area, the Porterhouse or Buskers are two of the best and most popular spots. And if you are south-side, try Grogan’s or Neary’s off Grafton Street. You’ll also need some soakage, so KOH restaurant north of the river or ely on the southside are two super places to keep you going. If you are a little further out of town, you might like to try MAK @ D6 in Ranelagh, or Bay in Clontarf. Or, if you are really looking to escape the city altogether, there’s no better haunt than Johnnie Fox’s, which is up the Dublin Mountains.


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Brown Thomas A landmark on Grafton Street with its highly creative window displays, Brown Thomas is home to an unparalleled range of designer brands – in menswear, womenswear, accessories, beauty and homewares. The luxury retailer located at the heart of the capital’s premier shopping district hosts a range of international and indigenous brands within its opulent surroundings, guaranteed to satisfy your inner fashionista. Have a wander round The Luxury Hall for that special gift or enjoy a coffee and relax in the comfort of Domini and Peaches Kemp at The Restaurant. 88-95 Grafton Street, Dublin 2, Ireland t. +353 (0)1 605 6666 www.brownthomas.com

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Powerscourt Centre Situated in an elegant Georgian townhouse just yards from Grafton Street, the Powerscourt Centre offers a very different type of environment for shoppers, given it’s resplendent neo-classical style and old world feel. Inside there are fashion boutiques such as All Saints, 2nd Skin and Covet while the Pygmalion Café and the Lost Society offer shoppers a chance to take the load of their feet and relax over a coffee or glass of wine. Open 10-6 during the week and until 8 on Thursdays. 59 South William Street, Dublin 2 t: 01-6794144

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Patrick Donald Photography Gallery This unique Black and White Photography Gallery is a treasure trove of stunning landscape images from all over Ireland, as well as many streetscapes of Dublin and its vibrant Pub life. The Gallery is centrally located not far from Bewley’s on Grafton Street in Dublin, and is well worth a visit to find a perfect gift for a loved one or an ideal memory of Ireland. In this ‘The Year of The Gathering’ they are offering three for the price of two for all unframed images which can be shipped for your convenience from the gallery. Or just go along to view this impressive collection. Open from 10 to 6pm daily.

Project 51

Cocoa Atelier

Although offering the facade of a boutique, Project 51 is, above anything else, a creative space for Irish designers. Upstairs is a designing loft, where you might find an upcoming Irish designer sketching away at their latest work. In the main shop, the stunning bespoke pieces are suspended from the ceiling with wire, giving the store an industrial yet modern feel. Project 51 concentrates solely on Irish fashion, with store assistants who know their stuff. Prices range on the more expensive end of the scale, but if you are shopping for a special occasion then this is the place to go.

Stepping into Drury Street’s Cocoa Atelier is like slipping into a melted chocolate dream. One in which brightly coloured and indulgently delicious macaroons embrace, and hot chocolate pastes drench the senses. Whether it’s yourself or another on the receiving end of the spoiling, there’s no better way than Cocoa Atelier!

South William Street, Dublin 2

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8/9 Royal Hibernian Way, Dawson St, Dublin 2 T: 016815225 www.blackandwhiteireland.com www.facebook.com/ IrishPhotographs

Trinity College by Patrick Donald

Susan Hunter Susan Hunter Lingerie is a small shop with a big welcome. Offering a full fitting Bra service, sizes 30” to 42”, A to I cup. Susan Hunter Lingerie is old fashioned in a 21st century way offering personal service with personal care. Some of the high quality labels carried include La Perla, Aubade, La Maison Lejaby, Prima Donna, Marie Jo, Hanro, Celestine and Rapture (an Irish designer specialising in pure silk). 13 Westbury Mall, (beside the Westbury Hotel), just off Grafton Street, Dublin 2. Tel/Fax 679 1271. susanhunterlingerie@gmail.com www.susanhunter.ie

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where to shop

18 ST. ANDREW ST, DUBLIN (Opp Dublin Tourism Office)

Tel: 01 6790759. Open 9 till 6.30 weekdays. Thursday til 9. Sunday 12-6

Rhinestones

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Miriam Haskell Neckpiece circa 1930

Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre

Rhinestones is home to a century of amazing costume jewellery, Antique to Modern reflecting Art, Fashion, History and Romance. Walk through our door and you will experience a treasure trove of moments captured in time. From Early Victorian brooches to romantic Edwardian keepsake lockets, a great range of new pearl jewellery and European and American designer jewellery from the 1930s, such as Miriam Haskell, Trifari and Dior, are also among our stunning collection. There is so much to explore here at Rhinestones... find us on Suffolk Street and enjoy our fabulous diverse selection. Open Mon-Fri 9.30am - 6.30pm, Thu until 9pm, Sat until 6pm, Sun 12pm - 6pm.

At the foot of Grafton Street lies the Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre, one of the most popular shopping centres in the city centre that is also handily serviced by both the Luas green line and a huge variety of buses to the city centre. The centre was developed from the old Dandelion Market in the mid 80s into the familiar façade we know today, along with a host of independent Irish shops and eateries. A perfect meeting spot for a day rambling in the city centre. St. Stephen’s Green West, Dublin 2 T: 01-4780888

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18 Andrews Street, Dublin 2 t: 01-6790759

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Rhinestones is home to a century of amazing costume jewellery, antique to modern reflecting art, fashion, history and romance. Walk through our door and you will experience a treasure trove of moments captured in time. From Early Victorian brooches, to romantic Edwardian keepsake lockets, to exquisite Venetian glass beads, to one-off 1960’s studio silver creations. Selected Arts and Crafts items. European and American designer jewellery from the 1930s such as Miriam Haskell, Trifari, Dior. etc. We also have a great range of new cultured pearl jewellery.

18 Andrew Street dublin | tel: 01 679 0759 Open 9.30 to 6.30 Weekdays. Open late on Thursdays. Sundays and bank holidays open 12 to 6 pm

Celtic Whiskey Shop

The Kilkenny Shop

Think you know your scotch from your sour mash from your single grain? The Celtic Whiskey shop has a practically complete selection of whiskey brands from Ireland, Scotland and all around the world. Nestled in the heart of the city, the Celtic Whiskey Shop is a connoiseur’s paradise and indeed has become a mecca for whiskey lovers in Ireland and for visitors looking to take a slice of Ireland away with them. The staff have an encyclopaedic knowledge of whiskey and visitors will be invited to taste different whiskeys each day. The shop also provides a bumper selection of international spirits and liquers, and the sister shop next door specializes in wine.

Complete your trip to the capital with a visit to the flagship Kilkenny Shop on Nassau St, Dublin 2, home to Ireland’s largest collection of Irish designers. Overlooking Trinity College, discover the finest in authentic Irish craft and design in the heart of the city with the ultimate shopping experience at the Kilkenny Shop – from the stunning Waterford Crystal room to handcrafted pottery and homeware displays. Complete the Kilkenny experience by giving your taste buds a treat upstairs in the fabulous Kilkenny Café. Serving top class Irish artisan dishes and desserts, all made fresh daily by Kilkenny’s chefs, the Kilkenny Café also provides daily specials, table service, Afternoon Treats and special Thursday Supper Clubs (from 5pm) and Jazz Sunday events, where you can enjoy a main course + wine for only €14.95 complete with live music throughout! Avail of Kilkenny’s ‘Tax Free Shopping’ and worldwide shipping service, offering the best value shipping rates in Dublin at only €29.95 per delivery to anywhere in the US or Europe. And when you return home, continue to nurture your love of Irish craft and design with Kilkenny’s online store, www.kilkennyshop.com www.kilkennyshop.com Kilkenny’s flagship store: Nassau St, Dublin 2

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where to eat

Kinara Kitchen

The Restaurant at The Schoolhouse Hotel

Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud

Kinara Kitchen specialises in Pakistani and Eastern cuisine. They are recent winners of Best Ethnic Restaurant 2012 National Hospitality Awards, offering great value lunch with ethnic naan wraps and thali style meals. Kinara is open 7 days a week from 12-11pm and offers an early bird deal from Monday to Thursday 4-8pm of €19.95 for a three course dinner. Also, their awardwinning bar manager Paul Lambert will introduce you to a varied and cool selection of drinks and cocktails!

The Restaurant at The Schoolhouse Hotel is one of Dublin’s best-kept secrets. The brilliant location and wonderful architecture and character make this a perfect setting for diners to relax and enjoy the surroundings. Head Chef Francois Grelet and his team make wonderful, simple food at a great price. The current offer is for 2 courses at €22.50, and 3 courses at €24.95 – including a complementary after dinner drink of choice in the School House Bar. Open 7 days a week 5-10pm, with brunch available on weekends.

17 Ranelagh Village, Dublin 6 @kinarakitchen t: 01-4060066 kinarakitchen.ie

2-6 Northumberland Road D4 01 6675014 reservations@schoolhousehotel.com

Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud began its dedication to the pursuit of excellence in 1981 and brings two highly coveted Michelin Stars to the city with its contemporary Irish cuisine and classical roots. French decorum and Irish charm are balanced to facilitate this faultless culinary awakening. Experience the height of fine dining with immaculately presented dishes as you luxuriate in the surroundings of the restaurant with views overlooking the Merrion Hotel’s delightful gardens. The impeccable service guarantees an unforgettable sense of occasion to savour.

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Burritos & Blues Home of the Silver Bullet Burrito, Dublin’s original burrito establishment now has three locations in Dublin and one in Newbridge, Co. Kildare. The meats are marinated in their own Adobo marinades for at least 48 hours, the salsas are all cooked in house each day and their pork is slow cooked for 3-4 hours to make their very special carnitas. The ethos: fresh food, fast. 2 Wexford Street, D2 / 28 South Anne Street, D2 / 7 Mayor Street, IFSC, D1 01-4254020 / 01-6139038 / 01-6116940 @burritosblues

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Bay Clontarf

Chez Max

Indie Dhaba

Bay believe that healthy lifestyle anchors wellbeing, boosts energy & vitality. Their philosophy is to create seasonal, daily delivered fresh & affordable cuisine. Their menu design is intended to offer an experience so you can have a healthy guide that caters for all dietary needs & conscious eating, while still maintaining full flavored dishes. There are discounts of 20% available when you use Voucher Cloud, free to download on iPhone and Android.

Feel the spirit of France here in Dublin! Chez Max on Palace St (at the gates of Dublin castle) is very much a traditional French café, particularly well-known for its charming back garden. Expect frogs legs and boeuf bourguignon and a wait staff speaking fluent French. The sister restaurant on Baggot St is renowned for its outside seating, smart garden at restaurant level and sizable terrace on the upper level. In tune with the ‘everything French’ philosophy, the Epicerie serves freshly-baked filled baguettes, pastries and lunchtime salads.

Tucked away on South Anne’s Street, this wonderful open space is home to a truly hidden haven in the city centre. A stones-throw from Grafton Street, the Indie Dhaba experience lets you escape the buzz of the city and relax in the peace and comfort of the stylish surrounds. The food offering is completely unique to Dublin - Dhaba-style Indian food - brilliant and creative, full of authentic spices and flavours, created by top chef Sanjay Vishwakarma, who has worked with Oberoi Hotels. With a friendly team guiding you on your way, and cocktails made by award winning mixologist, Darren Geraghty, Indie Dhaba offers Dubliners a whole culinary journey.

367/368 Clontarf Road, Dublin 3 t: 01-8532406. www.bay.ie

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Shanahan’s on the Green

777

Pasta Fresca

Situated in the splendour of a historic Georgian building over 250 years old, Shanahan’s is a steakhouse and seafood restaurant that fuses Irish and American culture. Succulent steaks of Angus Beef are served alongside the celebrated bounty of the North Atlantic in a relaxed and attentive atmosphere. Hearty sides including creamed sweet corn and sautéed wild mushrooms provide the perfect accompaniment to the prime cuts on offer. The Oval Office Bar provides an ideal setting to enjoy a tipple whilst investigating the impressive collection of memorabilia on display including John F. Kennedy’s rocking chair.

Run by the same folks who operate two of Ranelaghs favourite foodie haunts, Dillingers and Butcher’s Grill, 777 is a new skinny jeans wearing kid of the scene, thriving on Ireland’s new found love of Mexican food. That said, this is no simple burrito bar (not that we turn our nose up a good burrito) but boasts a menu that runs the full gamut of Central American treats from spicy guava pork to dulce de leche bread and butter pudding.

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New restaurants come and go, but Pasta Fresca has remained more than a neighbourhood favourite for 27 years. Just off Grafton Street, directly behind the Gaiety - an ideal spot for a speedy or leisurely lunch, pre- or posttheatre supper, dinner with friends or lazy Sunday dining. Real, delicious Italian food (with fresh pasta a speciality) can be enjoyed in a disarmingly sophisticated environment, where professionals and families dine without fuss and budgets can be kept with ease. A reputation for genuine hospitality with a commitment to superior service has earned Pasta Fresca its position as Dublin’s leading Italian restaurant and with the addition of their new Prosecco and Cocktail Bar, word is spreading amongst those in the know that this is the new spot for a fashionable cocktail.

7 South Great Georges Street, Dublin 2 01-4254052 www.777.ie

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Rigby’s

Boulevard Café

The Port House Pintxo

Seagrass has a simple philosophy: to offer great food and service at affordable prices. A passionate and progressive restaurant in what they do and also offer a genuine and friendly atmosphere while sourcing the best local and international produce available. Now offering an early evening menu until 10pm from Sunday to Thursday and 5pm-7pm Friday and Saturday at €21 for 3 courses and also a group menu for 2 courses (€30) or 3 courses (€35) – both BYOW with no corkage fee charged.

Rigby’s on Leeson Street serves freshly baked pies and seriously sizeable sambos at lunchtime, boasting the “best chicken sandwich in Dublin.” In the evening time, Rigby’s operates with an idiosyncratic no-menu policy, where diners have a choice of two starters, mains and deserts conjured on the day by the irrepressible head chef James.

A stalwart of the Dublin restaurant scene since 1996, Boulevard has been offering quality Mediterranean fare in beautiful, warm, vibrant setting. Boulevard is open 7 days a week and has the reputation of having one of the best Early Birds in town served, which is served from 5pm to 7pm Sunday to Thursday. Above all, a really fun setting at weekends for that special celebration with friends or family.

The Port House Pintxo in Temple Bar serves an array of authentic Spanish Tapas and Pintxos plus a wide and varied selection of wines from Spain, Portugal and the Basque Region. With an impressive garden terrace overlooking Meeting House Square the soft candle light creates a romantic and relaxed atmosphere. Does not take bookings.

30 South Richmond Street, Portobello, Dublin 2 01-4789595 www.seagrassdublin.com // @seagrassdublin

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27 Exchequer Street. Dublin 2 t: 01-6792131 boulevardcafe.ie

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12 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2 t: 01-6728950 www.porthouse.ie/pintxos

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where to eat

ely bar & brasserie, IFSC

Dax

MAK at D6

A stunning destination for lovers of food, wine and beer. In a 200 year old tobacco and wine warehouse, ely bar & brasserie offers everything from a relaxed family dinner, pre-theatre menus, private dining rooms and after work drinks. The classic bar and brasserie menu reflects the best of seasonal Irish produce – organic where possible, with all meats sourced through the family farm in The Burren, Co Clare.

Ideally located in the heart of Dublin City, Dax is an award-winning restaurant that is now one of Ireland’s premier food destinations. Lunch is served from 12.30pm to 2.15pm. At Dax they understand that many of you are under time constraints, so they guarantee fast service without compromising the quality of the food. Dinner is served from 6pm to 10.30pm. They offer Pre-Theatre and A La Carte Menus and guarantee to use only the freshest of seasonal produce, ensuring a healthy fine dining experience.

Dim Sum evokes the best kind of eating out. A table bursting with boxes that inside hide fat, steaming dumplings that hold within them their own delicate surprises for the diner. For the greedy and indecisive, Dim Sum is a chance to crack-the-knuckles and get ordering. Having originated in the southern Quangdong province of China as a snack of small plates to be served with tea, it’s the Cantonese who are considered to do Dim Sum best. The art of Dim Sum has evolved into a meal that works for breakfast, lunch and dinner in cities all over the world. And MAK at D6 offers Authentic Dim Sum & Traditional Chinese Cuisine, just 10 minutes from the city centre in the leafy suburb of Ranelagh, which is easily accessed on the Green Luas line.

IFSC, Dublin 1 01 672 0010 www.elywinebar.com

23 Pembroke Street, Dublin 2 t: 01 6761494

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Marcel’s Restaurant

Bloom Brasserie

The Green Hen

Acapulco

Marcel’s is the new restaurant on St Mary’s road in the location of the former Expresso Bar. It is the sister restaurant of the Green Hen. There is much change in the decor, which is very attractive with inviting sit-all-day orange dining chairs. The menu is very inviting and it very simple. However the food delivers with great, clean flavours. Open all week for both lunch and dinner, it is well worth a visit.

Bloom Brasserie is a restaurant with lofty ambitions. Well versed in the traditions of French cuisine, Bloom’s offers up accessible cuisine that accentuates their quality local ingredients. Head chef Pól Ó hÉannraich has lovingly assembled a menu that sees Angus Beef carpaccio alongside Caramelised King Scallops, and Roast Seabass. All dishes are freshly prepared and cooked to perfection.

Located in the heart of the city on Exchequer St., The Green Hen specialises in classic French cuisine with an Irish twist. It is known for its gallic décor, an extensive drinks list of wines, bottled beers, draughts and of course its legendary cocktails. Open 7 days a week, you can try the three-course early bird for €22 from 5.30-7pm from Thursday to Sunday. Delicious food, a lively atmosphere, personable staff and a unique quaintness set this restaurant apart from the rest.

Acapulco is an authentic and colourful Mexican restaurant situated on Georges Street. With an invigorating atmosphere and friendly staff, the memorable dining experience offers something out of the ordinary. Not only do they offer authentic Mexican cuisine, they also offer a wide range of desserts, including their deep fried ice cream, and drinks, including their famous margaritas. Open 7 days a week, Acapulco welcomes patrons for lunch or dinner specials.

33 Exchequer Street, Dublin 2 t: 01-6707238 w: thegreenhen.ie

7 South Great Georges Street, Dublin 2 01-6771085 www.acapulco.ie

1 Saint Mary’s Road Ballsbridge, Dublin 4 T: (01) 660 2367

11 Upper Baggot Street, Dublin 4 01-6687170 www.bloombrasserie.ie

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OFFSET 2014 What started in 2009 as an initiative of The Small Print, OFFSET has become one of the world’s most foremost creative events. A weekend of presentations, interviews, panel discussions and debates including some of the very best of Irish and International designers, animators, illustrators, advertisers, artists, photographers. Guests talk about their work, ideas and inspirations and give incredible insights into their practices and personal perspectives. Róisín Agnew spoke to Irish illustrator Chris Judge in anticipation of the festival.

Chris Judge is the politest emailer in the whole of Ireland. He also has an extremely nice studio at the top of many, many stairs. The windows look onto Dame Street, a happy looking plant is in the corner and his Beast books are arranged neatly across the back of the couch. He is a details man. Visiting him there I feel like I’ve been invited to play an after-school sport, or visit a particularly eccentric relative. I’m not sure why. I sit on a stool across from him and try to stop my nose from running, while we talk about Offset, audiobooks and the word “successful” How do you feel about being called ‘Ireland’s most successful illustrator’? Ah I don’t know about that – in Ireland there’s about 60 professional illustrators, I heard in Brighton there’s about 500, so it’s pretty contained. I don’t like the word ‘successful’. That’s sort of what my Offset talk is going to be about. I’ve been working freelance for ten years, so it’s about starting all the way at the bottom and working your way up and all the mistakes in between. What mistakes did you make? There’s a lot of hacking away. I had a design job when I left college, and I just kept wondering why I wasn’t drawing any more, and one of my friends was like ‘just do some illustrations’. I was in Smurfit’s at the time and they published U magazine and Irish Tatler, so I started doing small spots for them – I used to get paid 50 quid per illustration, and I’d be like “you’re going to pay me?!” I was 27 then and I just took the leap and quit. I went from having a decently paid job to being flat broke. So for the first five years I really had doubts about what I was doing. Is that what you want to talk about at Offset? Any of my favourite Offset talks are people going “look at this stuff that I like” and showing you how they work, and how they make stuff, and things that didn’t work and projects that will never see the light of day – that’s what I’d like to do. All of my favourite talks are about the experience – they’re very successful people and they’re describing these situations that you’re going through,

and you can think, “OK, cool well he messed-up there, so I’m fine.” I hope people a few years behind me see me talk and kind of feel OK about what they’re doing. Let’s talk about The Lonely Beast – how did he come about? He’s sort of your talisman. I’d been doing a weekly thing with The Irish Times that was all I did and then suddenly Shane Hegarty stopped doing the article and so I was out of work. That was about five years ago, and I realized I’d really taken my eye off the ball. And it was the best thing that ever happened to me, it reinvigorated me. I did an exhibition, I started doing comics and came up with The Lonely Beast. It all fed into that. I was at the very first Offset and I had starting working on the Beast. Other designers Oliver Jeffers, PJ Lynch and David McEen were talking about making children’s books and they were just saying “give it a go, and if it doesn’t work leave it.” So I spent the next three months making the book – I made a mock up of it, sent it to a bunch of publishing companies, got rejected numerous times, and then finally one publisher was like “Ok let’s publish it.” All the children’s illustrators I like seem to be a little bit like comedians – they’re really funny but there’s also something sad and really dark beneath it all. Yeah, definitely. I just loved Where The Wild Things Are growing up – it was so great having that in the ’80s – and Dr. Seuss. Any research I’ve done shows that none of them have kids! And they’re all a little unhinged. I sometimes wonder if I’m unhinged enough to write children’s books. How do you come up with the stories? Just researching and reading – lots of walking, that’s where the ideas come from. Picture books look easy to make but they’re really not – you’re limited with words and ideas. OFFSET 2014 runs 21-23 March. See www.iloveoffset.com for info, schedule and for tickets.


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LIVE MUSIC Tuesday 4 March Rufus Wainwright Vicar Street 7pm, €44.05 Special Guest: Lucy Wainwright Roche The Head and The Heart Whelan’s 8pm, €16.50 Seattle rockers Wednesday 5 March CHVRCHES Olympia Theatre 8pm, SOLD OUT Venue changed from The Academy Damian Jurado Whelan’s 7.30pm, €20 American singer-songwriter Shlohmo Twisted Pepper 8pm, €13.95 LA Beat Musician Thursday 6 March Mojo Gogo Academy 2 8pm, €11 Energetic Donegal band Nina Persson The Button Factory 7.30pm, €22 Former Cardigans singer releases debut album Zebra w/ Dirty Epics Whelan’s Free before 10.30pm Club night featuring Dirty Epics Leaders of Men Upstairs at Whelan’s 8pm, €7.50 Irish band perform ahead of album release Friday 7 March Play the Front Window w/ Otis Whelan’s Free entry Irish blues band Otis play Whelan’s front room Saturday 8 March Beyoncé The 02 6.30pm, SOLD OUT R5 Vicar Street 8pm, €22 Californian Rock Band Family Sunday 9 March Beyoncé The 02 6.30pm, SOLD OUT Monday 10 March Haim Olympia Theatre 7.30pm, SOLD OUT LA three-piece Foxes Academy 2 7pm, €11.75 Touring British Singersongwriter Tuesday 11 March Beyoncé The 02 6.30pm, SOLD OUT Shane Filan Olympia Theatre 7pm, €33.50 Former Westlife stalwart sings solo Wednesday 12 March Beyoncé The 02 6.30pm, SOLD OUT Metronomy Olympia Theatre 7.30pm, €22, Mercury Prize-nominated electronic group Thursday 13 March

Stiff Little Fingers The Academy 7pm, €25 Legendary Ulster punk troupe Friday 14 March Country to Country The O2 6pm, €49.50 Featuring The Dixie Chicks, Zac Brown Band, Dierks Bentley (Friday) Two-day Country Music Bonanza Saturday 15 March Country to Country The O2 6pm, €49.50 Featuring Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Chris Young, The Band Perry (Saturday) Two-day Country Music Bonanza Mary Byrne Olympia Theatre 8pm, €27.50 Irish X Factor Contestant Overkill The Academy 6pm, €26.50 Special Guests: Xentrix & Skeletonwitch Sunday 16 March Kodaline The O2 6.30pm, €30 Popular Irish band The live Last Waltz Olympia Theatre 8pm, €22.90 Live recreation of The Band’s famous concert Monday 17 March All Time Low Olympia Theatre 7pm, SOLD OUT Special Guests: Only Rivals Tuesday 18 March Drake The O2 6.30pm, €59.40 Special Guests: The Weeknd Fall Out Boy Olympia Theatre 8pm, SOLD OUT Wednesday 19 March All Time Low Olympia Theatre 6.30pm, €29 Special Guests: Only Rivals Thursday 20 March Twin Forks Whelan’s 8pm, €13 Plus guests Ivan and Ayosha Friday 21 March Prefuse 73 Sugar Club 10pm, €18.15 Don Baker Whelan’s 8pm, €tbc Irish blues guitarist/singer Saturday 22 March Breach The Academy 7pm, €17.35 Metal-Hardcore band Rising: Honouring the Legacy of Ronnie James Dio The Button Factory 7.00pm, €15/20 Holy Diver Sunday 23 March Franz Ferdinand Olympia Theatre 7.30pm, €28.40 See them before they’re taken out Simon McBride Upstairs in Whelan’s 8pm, €14.50

Peter Mulvey The Workman’s Club 8.30pm, €10 American Singer cut his teeth in Ireland Monday 24 March OneRepublic Olympia Theatre 7.30pm, from €27.90 Colorado Pop Rock The Wanted The O2 6.30pm, €33.50 English-Irish Boy Band Stu Larsen The Workman’s Club 8pm, €9 Australian Singer-Songwriter Tuesday 25 March OneRepublic Olympia Theatre 7.30pm, €27.90 Deaf Havana The Academy 8pm, €22 English Alt-Rock Wednesday 26 March Andy Cairns Whelan’s 8pm, €20 Therapy? lead-singer debuts acoustic songs Thursday 27 March UB40 The Academy 7pm, €40 Two-night residency for English Reggae band Friday 28 March UB40 The Academy 7pm, €40 Tokyo Police Club Whelan’s 8pm, €15 Indie group play Whelan’s ahead of new album Omar The Sugar Club 8pm, €20 UK Soul Artist House of Cosy Cushions The Workman’s Club 8pm, €8 Dutch-Irish music/art collaboration Saturday 29 March Wild Beasts The Olympia Theatre 7pm, €23.40 Indie group release new album late February Raglans The Academy 7.30pm, €12.50 Album launch for Irish band Simon Felice Whelan’s 8pm, €18 Beloved singer-songwriter Dean Blunt The Sugar Club 8pm, €12.50/€15 One-half of Hype Williams goes solo The John Byrne Band The Workman’s Club 8pm, €10 Trad/Folk group Sunday 30 March Jason Derulo The O2 8pm, €39.50 Rapper likes Talking Dirty Monday 31 March Foreigner Olympia Theatre 7pm, €39.05 Soft-rock group want to know what love is Gary Barlow

The O2 6.30pm, €49.65 X Factor Judge plays the O2 Wednesday 2 April Matt Cardle The Academy 7pm, €23 While former show-winner plays the Academy Thursday 3 April Miles Kane The Academy 7pm, €26.40 Alex Turner-collaborator and former Rascal member Thad Beckman The Workman’s Club 8.30pm, €8.50 Folk/Blues singer Friday 4 April Saint Raymond Academy 2 6.30pm, €12 Indie/Acoustic singer Monday 7 April Kurt Vile Whelan’s 8pm, €20 Special Guest: Paul Jenkins Wednesday 9 April Tinie Tempah The O2 6.30pm, €36.00 London rapper

CLASSICAL Tuesday 4 March Festival of Music NCH, Main Auditorium 7.30pm, €10 Wednesday 5 March RTÉ Concert Orchestra: Super Troopers NCH, Main Auditorium 8pm, €10-38 Thursday 6 March Arditti Quartet NCH, Main Auditorium 8pm, €20 New Music Dublin 2014 – Night Music: Arditti Quartet NCH, Engineering Library 11pm, €20 Friday 7 March Birtwistle in Dublin NCH, Main Auditorium 1.05pm, €10 ConTempo String Quartet & Paul Roe, Clarinet NCH, John Field Room 6pm, €10 Gordon/Ligeti Double Portrait NCH, Engineering Room 8pm, €15 Stockhausen: Oktophonie NCH, Main Auditorium 10pm, €10 Saturday 8 March Icebreaker perform Kraftwerk Uncovered: A Future Past NCH, Main Auditorium 8pm, €20 Crash Ensemble Schnee NCH, Engineering Library 11pm, €15 Sunday 9 March Tommy Fleming & the Irish Concert Orchestra Bord Gáis Energy Theatre 8pm, €30-39.50 Andrew Zolinsky, piano NCH, Engineering Library 12pm, €10 Lonely Child with RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra NCH, Main Auditorium 3pm, €20

Monday 10 March Carmina Burana NCH, Main Auditorium 8pm, €13.50-35 Carl Orff’s famous choir piece Wednesday 12 March John Scofield & Vince Mendoza’s Grammy-Winning 54 Project NCH, Main Auditorium 8pm, €20-45 Thursday 13 March Resonate: RIAM Annual Orchestral Concert NCH, Main Auditorium 8pm, €10 Friday 14 March Anthony Byrne, Piano Recital NCH, John Field Room 1.05pm, €13 RTE NSO Haydn, Prokofiev, Planel, Ravel NCH, Main Auditorium 8pm, €10-35 Saturday 15 March Ceili House Live in Concert NCH, Main Auditorium 8pm, €18-35 Sunday 16 March An Evening with Donal Lunny and Friends NCH, Main Auditorium 8pm, €25-35 Guests include fellow Planxtymember Andy Irvine Monday 17 March The Music of Shaun Davey NCH, Main Auditorium 8pm, €15-42.50 In celebration of St. Patrick’s Day Tuesday 18 March Sing Along with Sonny Knowles & Guests NCH, John Field Room 8pm, €22.50 Wednesday 19 March RTE Concert Orchestra: That’s Entertainment! NCH, Main Auditorium 8pm, €15-45 A Tribute to MGM Film Musicals Thursday 20 March Rising Star 2014: Nadene Fiorentini NCH, Main Auditorium 8pm, €15 Friday 21 March La Dolce Roma NCH, John Field Room 1.05pm, €18 Saturday 22 March Dublin Symphony Orchestra plays Northern Romantics NCH, Main Auditorium 8pm, €20 Sunday 23 March Only The Best of Nelson Riddle & Billy May NCH, Main Auditorium 3.15pm, €22-49 The Great American Songbook NCH, Main Auditorium 8pm, €22-49 Tuesday 25 March We’ve Only Just Begun: The Carpenters’ Greatest Love Songs NCH, Main Auditorium 8pm, €20-25 Wednesday 26 March Pantha du Prince & The Bell Laboratory NCH, Main Auditorium 8pm, €25-30 Elements of Light symphony Thursday 27 March Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

NCH, Main Auditorium 8pm, €30-70 Friday 28 March Music for Mezzo-soprano, Viola and Piano NCH, John Field Room 1.05pm, €15 RTE Concert Orchestra Signature Series: Hayley Westenra NCH, Main Auditorium 8pm, €15-49.50 Saturday 29 March Aida NCH, Main Auditorium 7.30pm, €25-40 Sung in Italian with English subtitles Sunday 30 March Nabucco NCH, Main Auditorium 7.30pm, €25-40 Sung in Italian with English subtitles Thursday 3 April The Highlands, Hebrides, Leipzig and Beyond ... NCH, Main Auditorium 8pm, €10-20 Friday 4 April Life, Love and Dreams: John O’Conor NCH, John Field Room 8pm, €12 Pipeworks NCH, Main Auditorium 6.45pm, €tbc RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra: Prokofiev, Barber, Dvorak NCH, Main Auditorium 8pm, €10-35 JAZZ SUNDAY Jazz Session Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel, Killiney, Co. Dublin 12.30pm, Free Jazz Brunch Hugo’s, Merrion Row, D2 1.15pm, Free Stella Bass Quartet Cafe en Seine, Dawson St. D2 2pm, Free Jazz Session JJ Smyths, Aungier St. D2 5pm, €10/€8 Kevin Morrow Duo Hampton Hotel, Donnybrook, D4 6pm, Free Sweeney’s Jazzmen Sweeney’s Bar, Dame St. 6.30pm, Free Jazz & Jam Session BelloBar, Portobello, D8 7pm, €8 MONDAY Essential Big Band Grainger’s, Malahide Rd. 9.30pm, €5 TUESDAY Jazz/Swing Night The Grand Social, Lwr. Liffey St. D1 7pm, €10 Jazz Session International Bar, Wicklow St. 7pm, €5 The Lounge Quartet Leeson Lounge, Upr Leeson St. 9pm, Free WEDNESDAY Jazz Session The House, 4 Main St. Howth, Co.Dublin 7.30pm, Free Jazz Session House, 27 Lwr. Leeson St. D4

10pm, Free THURSDAY Jazz Session House, 27 Lwr. Leeson St. D4 6pm, Free Jazz Session International Bar, Wicklow St. 7pm, €5 Jazz Session JJ Smyths, Aungier St. D2 9pm, €10/€8 FRIDAY Piano Jazz The Dawson Brasserie, Dawson St. D2 5.30pm, Free Jazz Session Brasserie Le Pont, Fitzwilliam Pl. D2 8pm, Free Jazz Duo Ciao Bella Roma, Parliament St. D2 9pm, Free Swingin’ Jazz Mint bar, Westin Hotel, College Grn, D2 10pm, Free SATURDAY The Jazz Globetrotters The Globe, Sth Gt Georges St. 5pm, Free Piano Jazz The Dawson Brasserie, Dawson St. D2 5.30pm, Free Jazz Session Brasserie Le Pont, Fitzwilliam Pl. D2 8pm, Free Jazz Duo Ciao Bella Roma, Parliament St. D2 9pm, Free Jazz Session Le Bon Crubeen, 81 Talbot St. D1 9.30pm, Free ONE OFF Sunday 2 March Louis Stewart Qrt. JJ Smyths, Aungier St. 4.30pm, €10 Wednesday 12 March John Scofield (Guitar) NCH, Earlsfort Tce. D2 8pm, €45/€20


FESTIVALS/COMEDY UPSTAGE Comedy

Brendan Grace Russell Howard - ‘Wonderbox’ March 5 - 7 Vicar Street, 7.30pm, €32.00 Joe Rooney, Colm O’Regan, Al Porter & Simon O’Keeffe March 8 Twisted Pepper, Middle Abbey Street, 8.30pm, €10 David Baddiel - ‘Fame: Not The Musical’ March 13 Vicar Street, 7.30pm, €23 Des Bishop - ‘Coming Home’ March 13 Draíocht, The Blanchardstown Centre, 8.00pm, €20/18 David McSavage March 14 Vicar Street, 7.30pm, €25 Bernard O’Shea March 15 Vicar Street, 7.30pm, €23 Neil Delamere - ‘Smart Bomb’ March 21 & 22 Vicar Street, 7.30pm, €25 Andrew Maxwell - ‘Banana Kingdom’ March 28 Vicar Street, 7.30pm, €26 Miranda Hart - ‘My What I Call, Live Show’ March 29 The O2, 6.30pm, €38 Mark Thomas April 3 Liberty Hall Theatre, 8.00pm, €23 Jarlath Regan - ‘Here for a Good Time, Not a Long Time’ April 6 Laughter Lounge, Eden Quay, 7.00pm, €13.50

Festivals

St. Patrick’s Day Festival, Friday 14 March – Monday 17 March Festivities spanning four full days for Ireland’s patron saint’s feast day. 120,000+ tourists are expected to descend on Dublin over the weekend. Friday 14 March The Festival Céilí, St. Stephen’s Green. A demonstration of Irish dancing and music taking place in St. Stephen’s Green. 4.30pm-7.30pm. (Free) Irish Craft Beer and Food Market, IFSC. The Irish brewing industry has never been stronger. Drop down to the IFSC to sample great Irish food and drink. 12.30pm-10pm (Free entry before 6pm Friday 14, after €5). Saturday 15 March A host of musicians and performers are set to take to the city centre streets. Locations tbc. 3.30pm, Free. Céilí House Live, National Concert Hall. Presented by RTÉ Radio 1, come witness Irish music legends Frankie Gavin and the group De Dannan join forces for this night of trad music standards. Special guests include The Céilí House All Stars Céilí Band and The Bonny Men. 8pm, €18-35. Sunday 16 March The Gannon Cup - Irish University Boat Races This Paddy’s Day staple finds bitterest college rivals UCD and Trinity contest the 2km rowing

course. Starts from O’Connell Bridge, finishes at St. James’ Gate. 9.30am - 12pm The Big Day Out festival The Big Day Out features street performers, theatre, Irish language events, music, open air shows and more, in the child-friendly Georgian setting of Merrion Square. 12pm – 6pm, Free. Finian’s Rainbow The Irish Film Institute offers a timely retrospective of Francis Ford Coppola’s musical Finian’s Rainbow, starring a grizzled, 70-year-old Fred Astaire as Finian Mc Lonergan, who cheats a leprechaun (Tommy Steele) of gold. IFI, Eustace Street, Temple Bar 1.30pm, €4.80 per person, €14.40 family ticket Laughter Lounge The Laughter Lounge dedicates the night to the next best Irish export after Christianity: Father Ted. Joe ‘Father Damo’ Rooney and Patrick ‘Eoin McLove’ McDonnell star. The Laughter Lounge, Eden Quay, Dublin 2 8.30pm, €tbc Monday 17 March The big one. St. Patrick’s Day Parade kicks off at Parnell Square. The parade will then proceed down O’Connell Street, over O’Connell Bridge to Westmoreland Street. From there it will wind towards Dame Street and Lord Edward Street, passing Christchurch Cathedral then along Patrick Street where it finishes up after St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Expect a Mardi Gras of Irish dancers, marching bands, Papier-mâché floats, cub scouts, and one or two Irish pop stars. 12pm, Free.

POKER

Poker @ Fitzwilliam Casino & Card Club Monday 8:30pm: €75 + €5 No Limit Freezeout. Tuesday 8:30pm: €50 + €5 No Limit Double Chance Freezeout. Wednesday 8:30pm: €20 + €5 Hold’em Multi-rebuy. 7:30pm: Satellite Tournament. Thursday 8pm: €45 + €5 + €10 Scalp No Limit Freezeout. 9:30pm: €30 + €5 Pot Limit Omaha Triple Chance. Thursday End of Month €250 + €20 Freezeout. Friday 8:30pm: €70 + €5 No Limit, Double Chance. Saturday 8pm: €100 + €10 Deepstack No Limit Freezeout. 9pm: €20 + €5 No Limit Freezeout. Sunday 8:30pm: €50 + €5 No Limit Freezeout. Details www.fitzwilliamcardclub.com

The Abbey Theatre Sive John B. Keane’s muchcelebrated classic is back on the boards after a 20-year rest. Once famously rejected by the Abbey itself, Sive follows a tale of greed and corruption in 1950’s rural Ireland. Directed by awardwinner Conall Morrison it’s worth catching a play that has changed the Abbey’s tune. Wednesday February 12 – Wednesday April 12 €13-45, 7.30pm, matinee Saturday 2pm Conservatory World premiere of playwright Michael West’s new work. Conservatory looks through a glass darkly at a family’s troubled past. Stars Stephen Brennan (fresh from his role as Mr Bennett in The Gate’s Pride and Prejudice) and Deirdre Donnelly. Contains some strong language. Showing on the Peacock Stage Friday March 7 – Saturday April 12 €18-25, 8pm, matinee Saturday 2.30pm The Gate Theatre The Vortex Noël Coward’s Jazz-age play scandalised the West End in 1924 with its depiction of sex and drugs. 90 years later it’s still timely and poignant: Coward originally played the role of Nicky Lancaster, the talented young composer and son of aging socialite Florence, whose cocaine-addiction today is given to suggest Coward’s repressed homosexuality. Flamboyant, outrageous and witty; directed by Annabelle Comyn, stars Rory Fleck Byrne and Susannah Harker. Thursday February 13 – Saturday March 22 €20-35, 7.30pm, matinee Saturday 2pm The Gaiety Theatre Stones in His Pockets A two-hander tragicomedy starring the versatile Damian Kearney (The Wind That Shakes the Barley) and Stephen Jones (Amber) in multiple roles. The central characters are Charlie Conlon and Jack Quinn, who like everyone else in a small Kerry town, are seduced into becoming extras in a slick Hollywood production that slowly starts to lose its sheen. Wednesday 5 March 2014 – Saturday 22 March €25-49.50, 8pm, matinee Saturday 3pm Project Arts Centre Snow Angels Waking up with scaldy hangovers in a new house that’s been snowed in, three men find themselves housebound and forced to deal with not only their maladies, but their incarceration and the broader themes of young men’s place in modern Ireland. Tuesday March 4 – Saturday March 15 €12/15, 8pm Dreamland Jim Nolan’s new play follows several characters as their lives weave and intertwine in rural Ireland of 1934. If you want to see how jockeys, Jews, decaying

whales and fascism come together then look no further. Tuesday March 4 – Saturday March 8 €18/20, 8pm Agnes Agnes is a new choreography based on the 20s German cabaret legend, UK stage actress and Irish theatre scenester Agnes Bernelle, from the prolific David Bolger. Bolger was introduced to theatre as a child by Agnes, who happened to be his neighbor and also Creative Director of the Project Arts Centre. This affectionate portrait charts Agnes’ interesting life through dance and her original songs. Thursday 13 March 2014 – Saturday 22 March €15/20, 8pm, matinee Saturday 3pm Smock Alley Collaborations Festival 2014 An extensive bill of nearly 30 plays and performers crowd in to the historic Smock Alley from Thursday 20 February to Saturday March 8. €8/10 for single performance. The Angel of Woolwich / Legger / METANOIA Tuesday 4 March – Saturday 8 March, 6pm in The Boys’ School Miles Away Beside You Tuesday 4 March – Thursday 6 March, 7pm in The Main Space Twelve Tales of Sea Road / TWIT / The Ventriloquist Tuesday 4 March – Saturday 8 March, 7.30pm in The Boys’ School Fox Live – A New Musical Tuesday 4 March – Thursday 6 March, 8.30pm in The Main Space Yolo your dinners ready! / Abort Tuesday 4 March – Saturday 8 March, 9pm in The Boys’ School All In Good Working Order / The Fort Wednesday 5 March – Friday 7 March, 6pm, Saturday 8 March, 12pm in The Boys’ School Twigs from the Family Hedge / The Tenements Wednesday 5 March – Friday 7 March, 7pm in The Main Space Creepy Jimmy / Franken 20 Wednesday 5 March – Friday 7 March, 7.30pm, Saturday 8 March, 2pm in The Boys’ School Some Flood Wednesday 5 March – Friday 7 March, 8.30pm in The Main Space The List of Reasons Why I Don’t Like Mr. Creedy/The Wickedness of Oz/Flies Wednesday 5 March – Friday 7 March, 9pm, Saturday 8 March, 4pm, in the Boys’ School One Sandwich Short of a Genius Playful production by Big Telly Theatre about a jilted wife who hires an actor to pretend to be her husband before her daughter’s big day when her son gets wind of the plot and threatens to bring the whole enterprise crashing down. Expect Spike Milligan-levels of absurdity. Thursday 27 March – Saturday 29 March €12/15, 7.30pm Bord Gáis Energy Theatre War Horse

The National Theatre’s award-winning production of Michael Morpurgo’s children’s book, adapted for the screen by Stephen Spielberg in 2011, is a heart-rending and visually stirring tale about a boy called Albert and his horse, Joey. Observing the old showbiz adage ‘Don’t work with kids or animals’, South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company are on hand with their groundbreaking puppetry. Wednesday 26 March – Saturday 26 April €20-60, 7.30pm, matinee Saturday 2.30pm The Helix The Shakespeare Sessions The ultimate Shakespeare lover’s dream: five sessions across five days that explore some of Shakespeare’s best loved works and finishing with a poetry session. Monday 3 March – Friday 7 March €14 per student, 10.30am & 1.30pm Kinetix Dance School Presents an Adaptation of Alice in Wonderland, Matilda & Wicked Kinetix Dance School’s rendition of the classical ballet Alice in Wonderland, a performance of Matilda’s famous ‘Naughty and Revolting Children’, in addition to some of the big dance numbers from the Wicked musical. Saturday 8 March €12/16, 5pm The New Theatre Retreat Geoff Power’s play details the struggles of Maura, who recently lost both her mother and home, as she battles against isolation and depression with the help of her nephew Jason. Monday March 3 – Saturday March 8 €12/15, 7.30pm Second Semester Festival Students from the DIT Drama Society will put on several exciting plays as part of the Festival, yet to be announced. Past productions include Avenue Q, A Skull in Connemara, and Dark House. Also expect original pieces written and performed by students. Monday Mar 10 – Saturday March 15 €tbc Puck it! A collaboration between Irish theatre company Everything is Liminal & The University of Tulsa. Students from the Oklahoma university descend on Dublin for St. Patrick’s Weekend. Thursday March 20 – Saturday March 22 €tbc, 7.30pm Desire: Adapted from Tolstoy by Peter Reid Based on Tolstoy’s short story ‘The Devil’, Desire is written/directed by Peter Reid, performed by Neill Fleming. Eugene Hyland inherits his father’s fortune, and his future looks rosy, when he becomes consumed with desire for a young Latvian woman. Monday March 24 – Saturday April 5 €12/15, 7.30pm Pavilion Theatre, Dun

Laoighaire A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man After the success of this New Theatre production last year, the adaptation of Joyce’s first novel undertakes a nation-wide tour. ‘You talk to me of nationality, language, religion. I shall try to fly by those nets.’ Thursday 6 March- Friday 7 March €14/16, 8pm Oklahoma! People will say they’re in love with this production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic. Presented by Dun Laoghaire Musical & Dramatic Society, it follows the romance of farm girl Laurey Williams and cowman Curley McLain. Tuesday March 11 – Saturday March 15 €18/20, 8pm, matinee Saturday 2pm Faith Michael (Don Wycherley) has lost his job and his sense of self in recession-hit Ireland. When a new-found friend offers him a low-paid job with the added bonus of hours of games and tricks, Michael faces a dilemma between his new future and the needs of his family. The Guna Nua Theatre Wednesday 19 March €16/18, 8pm The Bridge Below the Town Author of The Butcher Boy and Breakfast on Pluto dips his toe in theatre with The Bridge Below the Town, returning to well-trodden terrain with rural 50s Ireland but giving it the usual skewed slant. Put-upon Golly Murray and husband Patsy triumph in the face of adversity in an exuberant production featuring Butlins, Mala-making Nuns, and hit showband tunes. Tuesday 25 March - Wednesday 26 March €16/18, 8pm A Midsummer Night’s Dream IADT Drama Society’s retelling of a favourite Shakespeare comedy. The play details the frolicsome behaviour of starcrossed lovers, poor players, fairies and transmogrified beasts that surround the Duke of Athens’ marriage to the Queen of the Amazons. Tuesday 1 April - Wednesday 2 April €8-12, 7.30pm Mill Theatre Dundrum Showboat The classic musical from Oscar Hammerstein comes to Dundrum. Showboat follows the lives and various loves of performers, stagehands and workers convened around the Cotton Blossom, a Mississippi show boat, over 40 years. Features musical stalwarts ‘Ol Man River’ and ‘Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man of Mine’. Tuesday 18 March – Saturday 22 March €15/20, 7.30pm, matinee Saturday 2pm The Crucible The American classic, read as an allegory for the paranoia-stricken McCarthy-era, is set in a similar climate, the Salem Witch Trials. Personal responsibility

and a community’s intolerance are cross-examined in Arthur Miller’s 1953 play. Performed by the Balally Players. Wednesday 26 March – Saturday 29 March €12-18, 8pm Civic Theatre, Tallaght Faith Michael (Don Wycherley) has lost his job and his sense of self in recession-hit Ireland. When a new-found friend offers him a low-paid job with the added bonus of hours of games and tricks, Michael faces a dilemma between his new future and the needs of his family. Monday 3 March – Saturday 8 March €7.50-18, 8pm Making Lemonade A one-woman show, telling the story of a white knuckle ride into the underworld of ganglandand gun-obsessed Dublin. Wednesday March 5 – Saturday March 8 €12/15, 8.15pm Quietly Premiering at the Abbey to rave reviews in 2012, Quietly secured a Fringe First Award at Edinburgh Fringe Festival after going on tour. Written by Owen McCafferty, it tells the story of two undesirables, Jimmy and Ian, meeting for the first time though they share a violent past. Presented by The Abbey Theatre, Quietly contains strong language. Tuesday 11 March – Thursday 13th March €16-18, 8pm Cyrano De Bergerac Employing the rhyming-couplet translation by A Clockwork Orange’s Anthony Burgess used as English subtitles for the celebrated 1990 French film version, Simon Manahan directs this 18th century French poetic play of romance and buffoonery. Tuesday 11 March – Saturday 15 March €10-12, 7.30pm Magnetic Choreographed by John Scott (Body Duet, Actions), Magnetic is a dance theatre work for five international virtuosic dancers whose backgrounds range from Broadway musicals to Merce Cunningham. Post-show discussion. Friday 21 March 2014 €12/15, 8pm The Great Hunger One-man performance by Peter Duffy based on Patrick Kavanagh’s epic poem. Utilising simple props, light & sound, and Kavanagh’s language on the page, Duffy will evoke small farmer Patrick Maguire’s physical and personal famine. Post-show discussion. Friday 21 March – Saturday 22 March €12/15, 8.15pm The Torch Still Burns Brightly Presented by composer Vincent Kennedy (no relation), The Torch Still Burns Brightly recounts the life, time and legacy of John F. Kennedy through language and music. With music performed by the choir Cantando, the ensemble A Company of Friends and the


Rathfarnham Concert Band. Saturday 22 March €12/20, 8pm Little Thing, Big Thing Timely, indirect response to the Corrib Oil controversy, the narrative hops from Africa to Dublin and finds Sister Martha (Sorcha Fox) and ex-con Larry (Donal O’Kelly) unexpectedly teaming up. Contains strong language. Tuesday 25 March – Saturday 29 €16/18 (€10 opening night), 8pm Life on the Dole / The Brothers Two new comedies from writer/director Sean Ronan, starring Matt Ronan and Bernie Kelly. The first finds Tommy explaining to the audience why he is entitled to be on the dole for 30 years, while The Brothers is a slice of village life, where brothers Jack and Brian still live with their Mother. Tuesday 25 March – Saturday 5 April 2014 €12/15, 8.15pm The Bridge Below the Town Author of The Butcher Boy and Breakfast on Pluto dips his toe in theatre with

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man After the success of this New Theatre production last year, the adaptation of Joyce’s first novel undertakes a nation-

wide tour. ‘You talk to me of nationality, language, religion. I shall try to fly by those nets.’ Saturday March 29 €14/18, 8pm Mermaid Arts Centre Jane Eyre Charlotte Brontë’s classic novel, adapted by Polly Teale and staged by the Performing Arts students of Bray Institute of Education. Tuesday 4 March – Friday 7 March €8/12, 8pm Magnetic Choreographed by John Scott (Body Duet, Actions), Magnetic is a dance theatre work for five international virtuosic dancers with backgrounds from Broadway musicals to Merce Cunningham. Thursday 27 March €12/14, 8pm Faith Michael has lost his job and his sense of self in recession-hit Ireland. When a new-found friend offers him a low-paid job with the added bonus of hours

of games and tricks, Michael faces a dilemma between his new future and the needs of his family. Friday 28 March – Saturday 29 March €14/16, 8pm Same Old Moon follows the trials and tribulations of aspiring writer Brenda Barnes as she is forced to emigrate from Galway to London. Focussing on the characters in her family who shape her world, Same Old Moon is critical, poignant and comedic in the same breath. Thursday 6 March €12/15, 8pm Mermaid Arts Centre The Man In The Woman’s Shoes It’s October 1978. Pope John Paul the First is not long dead, autumn is closing in and Pat Farnon has ‘some business’ to do in town. The Man In The Woman’s Shoes follows Pat as he walks the 5 miles from his cottage to town and back and the marvels that he meets along the way. Wednesday 5 February €13/15, 8pm

A Skull In Connemara For one week each Autumn, Mick Dowd is hired to disinter the bones in certain sections of his local cemetery, making way for new arrivals. As the time approaches for him to dig up those of his own late wife, strange rumours regarding his involvement in her sudden death seven years earlier begin to resurface… Thursday 27 February – Saturday 1 March €16/18, 8pm Samuel Beckett Theatre Godot Has Come The Japanese ‘Theatre of the Absurd’ has come to Dublin, and with it arrives the slap-stick comedy of ‘Godot Has Come’. A tribute to Beckett from Minoru Betsuyaku, this play brings Beckett to the modern world. Friday 14 February – Saturday 15 February €15/20, 7.30pm

tecture and design recur as points of departure in the works; such as bricks; the keyhole; the window; the door and the table. October 12 - April 27 Patrick Scott: Image Space Light IMMA and VISUAL Carlow will collaborate on a major retrospective of the work of Irish artist Patrick Scott, showing across the two venues, the exhibition will bring together the most comprehensive representation of this remarkable artist’s 70 year long career. February 16 - May 18 Pictiúr Pictiúr is an exciting touring exhibition of 21 of Ireland’s leading children’s book illustrators, the exhibition comprises 42 art pieces, including illustrations from books written in English and Irish. November 14 - October 12 2014 Are jee be? Haroon Mirza Combining a variety of readymade and time based material to create audio compositions, which are often realised as site-specific installations, Mirza’s work complicates the distinctions between noise, sound and music. March 8 - June 8 Vong Phaophanit, Line Writing Line Writing was commissioned by IMMA as part of a series of exhibitions which took place in 1994, titled From Beyond the Pale. This striking red neon text work is installed under the floorboards of the East Ground Galleries; it is literally enmeshed in the fabric of the building. It suggests a secret or hidden history, the artist does not offer an English translation of the Laotian words spelled out in the work. This re-installation coincides with solo exhibitions by Patrick Scott and Haroon Mirza. 8 March – 11 May Kerlin Gallery South Anne Street, D2 Willie Doherty, Remains Remains is situated in the landscape and streets of Derry, Northern Ireland where an uneasy peace is often disrupted by incidents of violence that seem like inexplicable remnants from the past. Against this backdrop, the camera moves through the streets of the town and its surrounding landscape in a sequence of long tracking shots accompanied by a voiceover. Through the narration the tempo of the work shifts from a study of normality to a series of interruptions

where the everyday is pierced by the intrusion of incidents of threat and violence. The work speculates on the origins of the specific incidents that we encounter and concludes with a dramatic sequence of a burning car abandoned within the landscape. An image remembered from the past that erupts in the present with the quality of a vivid hallucination. January 17 - March 15 The LAB Foley Street, D1 Tonight, you can call me Trish Playing with precarity, performance, and the virtual as real, Tonight, you can call me Trish invites artists and viewers to move through multiple states of being. This is an exhibition created through plural agencies at work; artists are artists, diviners, designers, mediators; audience is viewer, believer, conspirator, user; curator is conceptualist, choreographer, strategist, inputter. With all the bluster of a one-night stand, Trish rides on the energy of art’s own glossy promise, in a mashed-up, smashed-up, postdecorative dissolution of illusion. February 6 - March 22 Mother’s Tankstation Watling Street, D8 Brendan Earley Before the close of day February 19 - April 12 Oliver Sears Molesworth Street, D2 Ed Milano, The nature of time The Nature of Time features the extraordinary ‘Diary’ which was first shown in the RHA at the Future’s Show in 2012. ‘Diary’ is a study of the artist’s garden through his studio window every day for a whole year. So, comprising 366 individual works (it was a Leap Year), the viewer is confronted with an epic landscape that measures the shape of days, weeks, months in terms of mood, colour, tone and form. February 20 - March 27 Project Arts Centre East Essex Street, D2 Eva Kotatkova A solo exhibition of newly commissioned work by the young Czech artist Eva Kotátková, whose practice has been stimulated by various institutions – education, psychiatric, or theatre – and the limitations of communication within uncooperative bodies. January 31 - March 29 RHA

Ely Place, D2 Paul McKinley, Gacaca McKinley’s current practice concerns historically stained or charged landscapes and the way that these sites can be as much about a projection of historical memory as they are a repository of contested associations. McKinley has become increasingly interested in the growth of a form of tourism where people visit, purposefully or as part of a broader recreational itinerary, a diverse range of sites, which offer a (re) presentation of death, disasters and atrocities in touristic form. A whole area of academic discourse has emerged which deals with the proliferation of these sites where tourists gaze upon death and ‘other’ suffering. His interest lies in presenting how the idea of dark tourism is shaping our perception of the landscape and in how the mapping of conflict and traumatic events have become a prominent way in which we digest the contemporary world or landscape. This new work is based on Rwanda as it tries to rebuild and re-brand itself post genocide. January 17 - April 27 Ciarán Lennon, Al13 Ciarán Lennon’s paintings on aluminum are a particular synthesis of American Minimalism with its insistence on the materiality of the painted object and European Arte Povera, which licensed the associative quality of materials. Lennon’s recent work on which this exhibition concentrates, comprises of painted objects that arise from an interaction between artist, natural law and material qualities. January 17 - April 27 RHA New Acquisitions January 17 - April 27 Richard Mosse: The Enclave Throughout 2012, Richard Mosse and his collaborators Trevor Tweeten and Ben Frost travelled in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, infiltrating armed rebel groups in a war zone plagued by frequent ambushes, massacres and systematic sexual violence. The resulting installation, The Enclave, is the culmination of Mosses’ attempt to radically rethink war photography. It is a search for more adequate strategies to represent a forgotten African tragedy in which 5.4 million people have died of war-related causes in eastern Congo since 1998. January 30 - March 12

Dorothy Cross: Connemara Connemara has long been a destination for painters attempting to document the sea, sky, land and light. Connemara is also home to Dorothy Cross, and the source of inspiration for this new exhibition of her work. Cross’s sculpture, film and photography examine the relationship between living beings and the natural world around them, seeing both as sites of constant change, leaving residues of passing time, and strange and unexpected encounters. March 13 - April 27 James Hanley RHA James Hanley is a Dublin-based painter. An established portrait artist, painting many official and state portraits, he is represented in significant public, corporate and private collections in Ireland and abroad. March 13 - April 27 Talbot Gallery & Studios Talbot Street, D1 Siobhan McGibbon Siobhan McGibbon’s practice is predominantly sculpture based with a distinct medical slant. Her work derives from a fascination with extraordinary medical conditions and the human relationship between aesthetics and corporeality. Informed by study of teratology; the analysis of perceived abnormalities in the natural world, both real and imagined, the artist creates visual images of actual occurring phenomenons. Such as Congenital Hypertrichosis Languoniosa, a genetic syndrome whereby the entire body is covered with thin Langua hair. March 6 - 29 Temple Bar Gallery Temple Bar, D2 Priscila Fernandez The exhibition Against the Enamel features a series of newly commissioned work by Portuguese artist Priscila Fernandes. The work references early 20th century art education, changing labour conditions, scientific discovery, anarchistic utopianism and spectacle. Fernandes grounds these influences together in a solo exhibition that takes its title from one of the most peculiar neo-impressionist paintings by Paul Signac - *Opus 217. Against the Enamel of a Background Rhythmic with Beats and Angles, Tones, and Tints, Portrait of M. Félix Fénéon in 1890.* February 7 - March 29

The Bridge Below the Town, returning to well-trodden terrain with rural 50s Ireland but giving it the usual skewed slant. Put-upon Golly Murray and husband Patsy triumph in the face of adversity in an exuberant production featuring Butlins, Mala-making Nuns, and hit showband tunes. Tuesday 1 April – Saturday 5 April 2014 €16/18 (€10 opening night), 8pm Draíocht, Blanchardstown Same Old Moon Same Old Moon follows the trials and tribulations of aspiring writer Brenda Barnes as she is forced to emigrate from Galway to London. Focusing on the characters in her family who shape her world, Same Old Moon is critical, poignant and comedic in the same breath. Thursday March 6 €12/15, 8pm Little Thing, Big Thing Timely, indirect response to the Corrib Oil controversy, the narrative hops from Africa to Dublin and finds Sister Martha (Sorcha Fox) and ex-con Larry (Donal

O’Kelly) unexpectedly teaming up. Contains strong language. Friday 7 March – Saturday 8 March €14/16, 8pm Chancers A ‘fast and furious comedy’ that explores just what happens when an opportunity presents itself to those who need it most. Tuesday 11 March – Wednesday 12 March €14/18, 8pm Mr. Foley – The Radio Operator A good one for all the family, Mr. Foley is an old radio operator whose days of glory are long past. Watch as he conjures up the excitement and charm of radio guests of yore. Friday 28 March 10.15am & 12.15pm; Saturday 29 March, 2pm & 4pm €5/6

Draíocht Blanchardstown Jim Cathcart ‘Them that work the hardest …’ is a line from a well regarded Scottish song about life in the jute mills. For this exhibition, in Draíocht’s Ground Floor Gallery, the artist listened again to half-remembered snatches of folk songs dealing with the experiences of people at work, while at the same time reflecting on personal, family and community history. Some of the resulting ideas and images were recomposed visually into works which are personal statements of empathy and appreciation. The centrepiece of the exhibition is a series of large painted hanging banners which can be displayed together to create mobile murals. February 14 - April 19 Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane Parnell Square North, D1 Sleepwalkers: Gavin Murphy Sleepwalkers is an ongoing project in which six artists have collectively used the gallery as a place for research. From February 20, Gavin Murphy will present a solo exhibition in the space. February 20 - May 4 Gallery of Photography Meeting House Square, D2 John Myers The seventies – in glorious black and white. John Myers’ delightful exhibition captures with disarming tenderness the texture of ordinary life in the seventies – ‘the decade that style forgot’. Candlewick bedspreads; mantelpiece arrangements; leggy house-plants on TV cabinets; bedrooms adorned with Donny Osmond posters… through Myers’ lens, the ordinary and the everyday are given stature. And paradoxically they become very special indeed. February 13 - March 30 IMMA Royal Hospital Kilmainham, D8 One Foot in the Real World Drawing on IMMA’s Collection, One Foot in the Real World, includes works that explore the urban environment, the everyday or the domestic. Prompted by the Eileen Gray, Leonara Carrington and Klara Lidén exhibitions which run concurrently; the exhibition One Foot in the Real World addresses the psychology of space; scale and the body gravity and transformation. Elements of archi-

ART Axis Ballymun Main Street, Ballymun Practice Practice is a national touring exhibition of work by artists and children, through joint processes of exploration and enquiry. Practice presents an opportunity for insight into a range of projects by artists Helen Barry, Ann Donnelly, Naomi Draper, Ann Henderson, Maree Hensey, Christine Mackey, and Fiona Kelleher. Practice seeks to present an open space inviting response, engagement and questioning. March 1 - April 30 Chester Beatty Library Dublin Castle, D2 Costumes Parisiens: Fashion plates from 1912-1914 One hundred years after the publication of the fashion magazine Journal des Dames et des Modes (1912-1914), this exhibition features almost 150 of the Journal’s unique fashion illustrations, known as Costumes Parisiens. October 10 - March 30 Douglas Hyde Gallery Nassau Street, D2 Andrea Büttner Andrea Büttner says that she likes doing complicated things, which is surprising when you look at her work, because she is especially interested in ostensibly simple subjects like ‘poverty’, ‘shame’, and ‘vulnerability’. Devoid of all irony, although not of humour, Büttner’s art practice treads a fine line between the heartfelt and the knowing, and between faith and critical thought; it is this tension that accounts for the work’s strength and complexity. January 24 - March 19 Coptic Textiles Found in the dry desert areas of Egypt, substantial numbers of Coptic textiles have survived. Most of them are fragments of the woven and embroidered garments in which the Copts buried their dead. Coptic textiles were made between the 5th and 11th centuries AD. Early examples incorporate Egyptian and classical motifs; later pieces show the influence of Byzantium and, later still, of Islamic art. Woven in wool and linen, they are admired for their bold pictorial designs and saturated colours. January 24 - March 19 Gedi Sibony March 28 - May 1 Mongolian Drawings March 28 - May 1


CLUBBING Mondays Soul, Funk and Disco with Upbeat Generation Industry Club and Venue 11.30pm Sound Mondays Turk’s Head, Parliament St Indie rock, garage and post-punk 11pm, free Dice Sessions Dice Bar, Smithfield DJ Alley King Kong Club The Village, Wexford St 9pm, free The Industry Night Break For The Border, Stephens Street Pool competition, karaoke and DJ DJ Ken Halfod Buskers, Temple Bar Chart pop, indie rock, rock 10pm Lounge Lizards Solas Bar, Wexford St Soul music 8pm, free Thank God It’s Monday Ri Ra, Georges St Electro, indie and big beat 11pm, free Simon S Fitzsimons, Temple Bar 11pm, €5 Floor fillers Language Exchange Ireland DTwo 6.30pm Like speed-dating, but for learning languages Tuesday We Love Tuesday Ri Ra, Georges St Martin McCann’s eclecticism 11pm, free C U Next Tuesday Indie, pop, hip hop hipsterdom Lost Society, Sth William St 11pm, €6 Ronan M Fitzsimons, Temple Bar 11pm, €5 Chart pop Wednesday FUSED! Ri Ra, Georges St 80s and electro 11pm, free Fubar! The Globe, Georges St 11pm, free Vinyl jams Dirty Disco Dtwo, Harcourt St Chart pop Wednesdays at Dandelion Dandelion, Stephen’s Green Student night Moonstompin’ Grand Social, Liffey St Ska and reggae 8pm, free Bruce Willis Lost Society, Sth William St 10.30pm, €10 Dance music for students and hipsters Somewhere? Workman’s, Wellington Quay Free before 11 Indie and dance Simon S Fitzsimons 11pm, €5 Party night Thursday Decades Club M, Bloom’s Hotel, Temple Bar FM 104’s Adrian Kennedy plays classics Free before midnight LITTLE big Party

Ri Ra, Georges St Soul, indie and rock ‘n’ roll 11pm, free Mischief Break For The Border, Stephen St 11pm, €8 After Work Baggot Inn, Baggot St Quiz night with band and DJ from 11pm 8pm, free Take Back Thursdays Industry Bar and Venue, Temple Bar 10pm Blasphemy The Village, Wexford St 11pm Get Loose, Get Loose Mercantile, Dame St Indie, Britpop and alternative 10.30pm Push Workman’s, Wellington Quay Soul, funk, disco and house Phantom Anthems Workman’s, Wellington Quay Rock, indie rock, other rock Weed and Seven Deadly Skins Turks Head, Parliament St 11pm, free Live reggae Loaded Grand Social, Liffey St 8pm, free Indie and alternative Zebra Whelan’s 11pm, Free Bands and DJs show their stripes Friday My House Buck’s Townhouse, Leeson St With special guests Ladies Night Baggot Inn, Baggot St Cocktail masterclasses from 7 7pm, free Club M Friday Club M, Bloom’s Hotel, Temple Bar DJ Dexy on the decks We Love Fridays Dandelion, Stephen’s Green DJ Robbie Dunbar Friday Night At Vanilla Vanilla Nightclub, D4 Chart-topping hits 11pm Car Wash Sin, Temple Bar Retro disco 9pm, free before 11 Friday @ Alchemy Alchemy Nightclub, Temple Bar Chart floor-fillers 11pm Living Room Lost Society, Sth William St Moves from 7, music from 10 7pm, free WV Fridays Wright Venue, Swords €10, 11pm Irish DJs Resident DJ Café en Seine, Dawson St 11pm, free War Andrew’s Lane 10pm, €8 Pop for students and hipsters Darren C Fitzsimons 11pm, €10 Chart hits Babalonia Little Green Café Samba, reggae and mestizo 9pm, free Saturday Simple Sublime Saturdays Club M, Bloom’s Hotel, Temple Bar

Chart pop, dance and r’n’b Free before 11.30 Saturday @ Alchemy Alchemy Nightclub, Temple Bar Chart floor-fillers 11pm Dandelion Saturdays Dandelion, Stephen’s Green Two floors of summer sound Space: The Vinyl Frontier Ri Ra, George’s St Intergalactic funk, electro and indie 11pm, free Saturday Night SKKY Buck’s Townhouse, Leeson St Signature night Indietronic Grand Social, Liffey St Electro and indie 8pm, free Propaganda The Academy 11pm, €10 New and classic indie Saturday Night at Vanilla Vanilla Nightclub, D4 Andy Preston’s latest pop and rock 11pm Sports Saturday Baggot Inn, Baggot St Sports from 3pm, DJ til late 3pm, free Sugar Club Saturdays Sugar Club, Leeson St 11pm Hidden Agenda Button Factory, Temple Bar 11pm, €varies International techno and house Djs The Best Suite 4 Dame Lane Suck My Deck The Village, Georges St 11pm High Voltage Foggy Dew, Temple Bar 10pm Bounce Sin, Temple Bar R’n’b and chart 9pm, €10 Gossip Andrew’s Lane Indie, electro and pop 11pm Workman’s Indie Residents Workman’s, Wellington Quay New and classic indie 11pm, free BW Rocks Wright Venue Over 21s, neat dress €10, 11pm A Jam Named Saturday Anseo, Camden St Lex Woo and friends 7pm, free Sunday The Burning Effigies Turks Head, Parliament St Real funk and soul Sundays at Sin Sin, Temple Bar Tribal and electro house 9pm, €10 Well Enough Alone Dice Bar, Smithfield Bluegrass The Beat Suite 4 Dame Lane Indie, electro and pop 10pm, free Mass with Sister Lisa Marie Workman’s, Wellington Quay 80s classics and hip hop 10pm, free Saucy Sundays Grand Social, Liffey St Live music 4.30pm, free Reggae, Ska, Rocksteady

Foggy Dew, Temple Bar 7.30pm, free Darren C Fitzsimons Chart pop 11pm, €5 Saturday @ Alchemy Alchemy Nightclub, Temple Bar Chart floor-fillers 11pm

The Twisted Pepper 10.30pm – 2.30am, €8-10 Friday 4 April MUD: Bodytonic & Bedlam present Shadow Child The Twisted Pepper 10.30pm – 3am, €12 (€10 members)

ONE-OFFS Wednesday 5 March MUD: Bodytonic present Shlohmo The Twisted Pepper 10pm - 1.30am, €10-12 Thursday 6 March Junior Spesh: Eliphino The Twisted Pepper 10.30pm - 2.30am, €8-10 Friday 7 March Movements & Dice: Finnebassen at Button Factory Button Factory 11pm – 3am, €15 All City and Movements present John Heckle & Jacques Greene (Live A/V Set) The Twisted Pepper 10.30pm – 1.30am, €12-15 Saturday 8 March Hidden Agenda: Dj Koze (4 Hour Set) Button Factory 11pm - 3am, €20 + BF Thursday 13 March Junior Spesh: Space Jamm - Off The Record The Twisted Pepper 10.30pm – 2.30am, €5-8 Saturday 15 March Culture Shock presents - Tini The Twisted Pepper 10.30pm – 1.30am, €13-15 Hard Breed, Trance Army Ireland & Filth present Spring Fest Voodoo Lounge, 40 Arran Quay 4pm – 3am, €15-25 Sunday 16 March Network #3: Ben Sims, Levon Vincent, TR\\ER (Truss vs Tessela) + Guests The Grand Social 7pm – 3am, €5-20 (€20 on the door) Bodytonic present: Marcel Dettmann & Zed Bias The Twisted Pepper 10pm – 3am, €16 (€14 for members) Thursday 20 March Junior Spesh: Suss The Twisted Pepper 10.30pm – 2.30am, €5-8 Saturday 22 March Subject at Pogo - Chez Damier The Twisted Pepper 11pm – 3am, €tbc Sense presents - Breach The Academy 11pm – 2.45am, €17 + BF Tuesday 25 March Hidden Agenda presents: Darkside Button Factory 7.30pm – 11.59pm, €24 Thursday 27 March Junior Spesh: Dancehall Spesh, iH! Audio & High Hat The Twisted Pepper 10.30pm – 2.30am, €5-8 Saturday 29 March Vision Collector presents John Osborn The Pint, 28 Eden Quay 10pm – 3am, €5-8 (€10 on the door) Pogo: Emergence presents Kink The Twisted Pepper 10.30pm – 3am, €10-12 More acts tba Thursday 03 April Junior Spesh: Lil Silva

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The Cobblestone

Peadar Kearneys

The Cobblestone pub boasts an inviting location, nestled in the heart of vibrant Smithfield - just two minutes walk from the Luas and the award-winning Lighthouse Cinema. It is home to fine traditional music sessions seven nights a week, hosted by many familiar faces of the Irish music scene. The pub offers a large selection of Irish craft beers to accompany its legendary pint of Guinness. All this together with its charming bar staff and homely, rustic surroundings make the Cobblestone one of a kind on the Dublin pub scene.

Peadar’s is a traditional pub with strong historic roots. The pub is named after a musician who lived in the building where the bar is located now, he composed Abhrán na BhFiann (The Irish national anthem). We continue this tradition with nightly traditional, toe tapping music. One of the regular musicians, Brian Brody, is a must see for any tourist visiting the city. He’s a one man atmosphere machine. There’s a basement bar downstairs when upstairs overflows, which also caters to sporting events including NFL games. If you’re looking for somewhere with temple bar music and atmosphere without the prices, take a look at Peadar’s.

77 King St N  Smithfield, Dublin 7 01 872 1799

64 Dame Street, Dublin 2 085 726 7078 www.peadarkearneys.com

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O’Shea’s Merchant Bar

Devitts Pub

Blarney Inn

O’Shea’s Merchant is located in the heart of Ireland’s captial, just minutes from the city’s cultural quarter, Temple Bar. O’Shea’s Merchant is renowned for it’s live Irish music, traditional set dancing and unique atmosphere. One of the city’s few remaining traditional pubs is a firm favourite with visitors to the city. In addition to the traditional bar, O’Shea’s Merchant has 25 spacious guest rooms available, offering excellent value for money in a city centre location. O’Shea’s Merchant Serves from an extensive menu each day offering a selection of award winning Irish & International Dishes. 12 Bridge Street, Dublin 8 t: 01 679 3797

A family run pub for over 35 years unique is the perfect word to describe this pub. Every Thursday,Friday and Saturday night some of the most talented musicians in Dublin come to play in Devitts. Located right in the middle of the hustle and bustle of Camden St, Devitts provides excellent traditional music to both tourists and dubliners alike. The upstairs lounge is the perfect venue for an intimate session. The Friday night session in particular led by the mighty Gerry Quinn is a must see. 78 Lwr Camden St t: 014753414 devittspub@gmail.com

There’s a twist toThe Blarney Inn. It’s is a traditional Irish bar (with live Irish music and dancing), with a restaurant; renowned for their variety of speciality steaks, and a spectacular Irish nightclub - Club Nassau (home of the slow-set). It also has The Stella Lieu bar, a mult-purpose room, free for groups of up to 100 people. Very popular indeed. Located only minutes from Dublin city centre on Nassau Street the Blarney delivers a variety of entertainment and foods for every taste - authentic local dishes rub shoulders with European fare to satisfy all. Try the Beef and Guinness stew, it’s amazing - you are sure to get a feel for the best of Irish cooking, dancing and music. Kildare Street Hotel, 47-49 Kildare St, Dublin 2 t: 01 679 4388

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TAC at the Grand Social

The Celt Bar

If you’re lucky enough to be around town at the time, a must see is TAC (Traditional Arts Collective) This band have come from the fringes and taken the world of traditional music and dance by storm. The difference between TAC and your average Ceili band is that they have added a drum kit and bass guitar to the mix, this makes for a rocking sound! At TAC gigs an MC calls out lively set-dances and everyone in the room ends up dancing-a great opportunity to meet people and have ‘the craic’!upcoming Ceili at the Grand Social; December 11th, 8pm; €10 entrance fee.

The Celt Bar is an authentic Irish bar located in the north of Dublin’s city centre, just a few minutes walk from O’Connell Street and The Spire. A regular haunt for locals and visitors alike looking for a real taste of Irish culture, the Celt Bar offers up live traditional Irish music, good food and great craic every day. The rustic interior belies its city centre location and the welcome is as warm as Kerry rain and the black stuff never ceases to flow. A great place for a quick lunch or a bite to eat in the evening while listening to the superb traditional music. 81 Talbot Street, Dublin 1 The Celt: 01 878 8655

The Grand Social, 35 Lr Liffey St, D1 www.traditionalartscollective.com www.thegrandsocial.com

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The Irish House Party

J. McNeill’s In a former life, McNeill’s plied its trade as a one of Dublin’s most famed musical instrument shops, and a window full of banjos, bazoukis and bodhrán’s still belies that image to the world outside on Capel Street. Inside however, the place has been reborn as the home of some of Dublin most highly-regarded trad sessions with music on a nightly basis, as well as a daycent pint of plain to go with it, as you’d rightly Ned Keenan’s pub, which is connected to the Mapleexpect. In a former life, McNeill’s plied its trade as a one of

Ned Keenan’s

J. McNeill’s

The Irish House Party is Dublin’s unique Irish music and dance show. Having just returned from a UK and US tour where theatres in London, Chicago, Missouri and New York were sold out, The Irish House Party is a show not to be missed while in Dublin. Located at 19 Francis St, firstly you dine in our restaurant from 7pm where you will enjoy a delicious four course traditional Irish meal before enjoying an evening of top class The Irish House Party is Dublin’s unique Irish music and entertainment from All Ireland champion musicians and dancers.

The Irish House Party

Hotel on Gardiner Street, Dublin 1 is a cosy, relaxing bar; dance show. Having just returned from a UK and US tour Dublin’s most famed musical instrument shops, and a 19 Francis Street, Christchurch, Dublin 8 140 Capel Street the perfect place to sit back after a busy day exploring where theatres in London, Chicago, Missouri and New window full of banjos, bazoukis and bodhrán’s still belies t: 01 6729272 t: 01874 7679 Dublin. Their friendly staff make Ned’s the most popular that image to the world outside on Capel Street. Inside c4York were sold out, The Irish House Party is a show not to d3 place for tourists and locals alike. Guests in our pub will however, the place has been reborn as the home of some be missed while in Dublin. Located at 19 Francis St, firstly enjoy a fresh pint of the finest Guinness in Ireland. Come you dine in our restaurant from 7pm where you will enjoy of Dublin most highly-regarded trad sessions with music along on a Friday or Saturday evening for their 11pm a delicious four course traditional Irish meal before enon a nightly basis, as well as a daycent pint of plain to go traditional music session with some of Dublin’s finest joying a night of top class entertainment from All Ireland with it, as you’d rightly expect. musicians. These sessions are always packed and go well champion musicians and dancer. into the night. Just like down the country! 140 Capel Street The Maple Hotel, 74 – 75 Lwr Gardiner St, Dublin 1 19 Francis Street, Christchurch, Dublin 8 01874 7679 t: 01 6729272 t: 01 855 5442 d3

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Legends bar @The Arlington Temple bar

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