Easter in Dublin
There are some great events coming up this week to keep both adults and children entertained over the Easter holidays.
During the Easter holidays there will be chocolate eggs hidden around the children’s area for all the boys and girls and a real life Easter bunny will be on hand to help find them at the National Wax Museum Plus. Book your tickets here.
The Thursday Supper Club returns this Thursday the 17th at the Kilkenny Café at the Kilkenny Shop on Nassau Street. Kilkenny will be serving up homemade Artisan Irish food and even better is the fact that most dishes served are coeliac friendly! There will also be live music throughout the evening to help you relax and savour the delights the Kilkenny Café has to offer – the perfect way to finish your shopping trip or simply unwind after a busy day. With delicious food, wine and good company, we couldn’t think of a better way to spend a Thursday evening! You can book here:
For the sports fans, Leinster is set to take on Italian side Benetton Treviso as part of the Rabodirect Pro 12 Tournament at the RDS this good Friday! Kick off is at 5pm. Interested? Buy your tickets here.
The first installment of BLOCK T’s Good Fridays Programme will take place this good Friday. BLOCK T will be hosting a BYOB event with both halves of Ambulance (Trevor O’Reilly and Duncan Murphy) – two pioneers of the electronic music scene who will be performing and sharing a stage for the first time in many years. This much anticipated event will take place in the sweet surroundings of the BLOCK T ‘COMMON ROOM’. Doors open at 7:30pm. Tickets €12/€10 for BLOCK T members/unwaged/students. Seats are limited to 100, so get there early to avoid disappointment.
If you’d prefer to be wined and dined on Good Friday, Il Posto will be open and have adopted a BYO wine policy for the night. They have also teamed up with Corkscrew Wine Merchants on Chatham Street who have agreed to offer 10% off wine to those who mention they are dining in Il Posto. Call 01-6794769 to book your table.
The Mornington Singers will be performing Requiem Aeternam on Good Friday the 18th at Adam & Eve’s Church. Tickets are priced from €10-€15. The programme consists of two Requiem settings: the hauntingly beautiful Requiem by Herbert Howells, and the well-loved Fauré Requiem. Tickets are available online here or at the door.
If you plan a day of shopping this Easter Saturday the 19th why not pop along to the Powerscourt Centre who are having an afternoon of live Jazz with Marcin Plaza on the piano. Free admission.
On Easter Sunday the 20th why not head over to Collins Barracks for the Big Barracks Egg Hunt at the Museum of Decorative Arts. Can you follow the trail and test your knowledge to find the golden egg? Complete the trail to receive an egg-cellent edible reward! From 3-4:30pm. No booking required.
Why not take a step back in history this Easter and head along to the Brian Boru and the Battle for Dublin Exhibition. The Battle of Clontarf was fought a thousand years ago – Good Friday (23rd April), 1014. The National Museum of Ireland – Archaeology is marking this anniversary with an exciting exhibition. This ground-breaking exhibition will explode myths and present the evidence we have for what actually happened at Clontarf, what led up to the battle and what resulted from it. Viking and Irish weapons, typical of those used in the battle, will feature alongside hoards of precious silver objects and religious treasures. Located on the first floor. Not wheelchair accessible.