Bram Stoker was born in Clontarf on the northside of Dublin in 1847. But he spent much of his early childhood in bed with a mysterious illness. At seven he miraculously recovered, and he seems to have spent the rest of his life in a reasonably healthy state. Indeed, by the time he got to Trinity College Dublin in 1864 he had developed into a well regarded athlete.
The Sopranos are coming to Wexford
The Bram Stoker Festival
When head chef Geoff Nordell and his business partner Nigel Smith opened the Whitefriar Grill on Aungier Street in Dublin a little over three years ago it was a particularly challenging time to be opening a new restaurant. So they needed to be very clear about the kind of restaurant that they were opening, and about the kind of customers they were hoping to be catering to.
Cork Jazz Festival
The Guinness Jazz Festival returns to Cork as it does every year for the October bank holiday, kicking off on Thursday 23rd and finishing up on Tuesday 27th. By which time over 1,000 musicians from more than 18 countries will have entertained audiences throughout the city.
Kinsale Gourmet Festival
Not that anybody interested in gourmet cuisine ever needs an excuse to visit Kinsale, one of if not the food capital of Ireland, the weekend of October 10-12th sees the return of the Kinsale Gourmet Festival which celebrates its 38th year.
Sheryl Crow to headline Sligo Live 2014