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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 en­nis­mu­ 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.

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