Top things to do in the next 7 days
The Powerscourt Hotel Resort & Spa have announced an Easter Extravaganza to take place over the course of the Easter weekend. Over the course of the weekend ,the hotel's lobby will be transformed into a mini petting farm, with guinea pigs and rabbits from Glenroe Farm. Easter Sunday will see an Easter Egg Hunt take place on the front lawn at 11:00a.m. and an Easter Sunday lunch at the Sika restaurant.
The 20th anniversary of tortured grunge-god Kurt Cobain took place on April 8. Local musicians will pay tribute to the Nirvana front man at the Hotspot in Greysotnes on Friday April 18. Legens Live presents ‘Remembering Kurt Cobain’ with doors opening at 9 p.m. Admission is €8. For more information call (01) 2016888.
Bray Beach Flea Market will hold an Easter themed market at The Harbour Bar in Bray, from 12 midday to 5 p.m. on Easter Saturday April 19. Admission is free, and this unique, boutique market features more than just flea stalls. Visitors should expect a dynamic mix of art, food, furniture, gifts, music, jewellery, vintage fashion and accessories, and much more.
Arklow Roots music begins its international series on Wednesday, April 23 with a performance from Canadian group Ennis. Ennis is a a group of singing and songwriting sisters in folk and contemporary vein. Hailing from Newfoundland they have several albums to their credit and are certainly mindful of their Irish roots. Support act on the night will be local and upcoming singer Aaron Dunne. The gig takes place at the Arklow Bay Hotel and doors open at 8.30p.m. Tickets cost €15 but pairs of tickets can be bought for €25 up to April 22. The international season continues on Thursday May 1 with Beth Nielsen Chapman, a highly regarded singer songwriter from Nashville USA. For more information visit ennismusic.com or check out performance videos on YouTube.
Those pesky household chores that everyone loathes will be completed in no time after an upcoming ‘ Slave Auction’ in Knockananna. The novel event takes place on Easter Sunday, April 20 at The Wagon Wheel pub and will be hosted by Knockananna Camogie Club. Admission will be based on voluntary donations and the public will be invited to place their bids on a number of willing volunteers offering an array of services including car service, bouncing castle hire, window cleaning, ironing, French lesson and beauty treatments among others. A raffle on the night will see Garth Brooks tickets, meal vouchers and other prizes up for grabs. The club is keen to stress that this event is open to everyone and a fun and entertaining night is guaranteed. For information please call Sinead at 0861586795.
The annual Tulip Festival is underway at Powerscourt Gardens and continues until Thursday April 24. There are displays of tulips located throughout the gardens, from the Italian Gardens to the Herbaceous Border. Head Gardener Michael Byrne will give a guided walk of the festival today (Wednesday) at 11 a.m. and introduce visitors to the many unusual blooms in the gardens. For more information call Powerscourt on (01) 2046000.