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The beauty queen of Leenane

Druid returns from a sell-out international tour for an extended three-week run at The Gaiety Theatre from 28 March to 15 April. The performances will be the last in the company's seven-month national and international run, which played to audiences in LA, New York, Boston and Hong Kong among others.

Jameson Distillery Bow Street

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Handel’s Messiah

by Pat Liddy

After a sea-sickening voyage, George Frederic Handel arrived into the harbour of Dublin on 18 November 1741, possibly landing on the pier where the Clarence Hotel is today (Wellington Quay). He quickly sorted himself into his lodgings on Abbey Street (today’s Upper Abbey Street near Liffey Street – alas his house has since been demolished).

The Green gallery

Ireland remember

One city one book

Dublin : One City One Book is a brilliant initiative, started 11 years ago by Dublin City Libraries. The idea is to unite people every April to read one book associated with the city of Dublin. Previous books that book clubs have joined together to read include novels by Dublin authors including Lia Mills, Roddy Doyle, James Joyce, Bram Stoker, Oscar Wilde and Flann O’Brien. This year’s book is Echoland by Joe Joyce – a gripping thriller set in Dublin during World War Two.

West Waterford Festival of Food

Some of Ireland's finest chefs, producers, stallholders and all round lovers of fine food come to the beautiful coastal town of Dungarvan from 21-23 April to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the West Waterford Festival of Food. Combining the best of food and drink, engaging events, pop-up restaurants, one of Ireland's largest farmers' markets, trails and tours, kids' cookery, special birthday celebrations and much more, the 10th annual West Waterford Festival of food is a must visit for food lovers everywhere.

Cobh

Discover all that Cobh has to offer in 2017

Mermaid Arts Centre

Mermaid Arts Centre in Bray is a space where ideas, creativity, imagination and artistic expression can find a home. Every month, Mermaid’s programme is packed full of exciting theatre, cinema, music and comedy from a diverse range of performers - from local groups to big name, established acts. Bray is also a great place to visit. You can stroll along the seafront, visit the aquarium or climb the famous Bray Head. But after all of that is done, make sure you pop in to Mermaid to enjoy one of their amazing shows. We take a look at some cinema highlights to watch out for this month.

Waterford Castle Golf Club

Waterford Castle Golf Club is the place to play in 2017. Celebrating their 25th anniversary with the much anticipated Pro-Am, July 1st. Team bookings are available now.

Shadow of Sodeisha

Japanese and Irish art in Clay at the National Museum of Ireland