SOMETHING FOR THE WEEKEND
1 Salty Sundays Spend a Sunday in November with musician John Spillane at Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa. The Salty Sundays package is available tomorrow and Nov 19 for €99 per person sharing and includes overnight accommodation in a deluxe room, breakfast, fish and chips with a pint of Murphy’s or glass of wine and a live performance by John Spillane. in2 chydoneyisland.com
One for Everyone... Penneys and RTÉ’s limited edition Late Late Toy Show collection will be available from Tuesday, with Penneys donating €75,000 to Temple Street Foundation and CMRF Crumlin. There is Late Late Toy Show novelty jumpers and loungewear sets, baby sleep suits and bib and a Christmas tree bauble. There’s even a stocking to hang by the fireplace. Prices from €5. The Late Late Toy 3 Show is on December 1. Ballet Beauty Cork City Ballet presents Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece - The Sleeping Beauty - at the Cork Opera House from Thursday until Saturday, with a matinee on Saturday at 2.30pm. The leading role of Princess Aurora will be danced by Ekaterina Bortyakova, and her Prince will be her husband Akzhol Mussakhanov, both principal dancers with the Moscow State Ballet. They will be joined by soloists and a full corps de ballet from Cork City Ballet. Tickets from €25 with family ticket €120. cork4 cityballet.com
Crafty Idea Re-stocking your yarn, learn to knit or master the art of tailoring at the Knitting & Stitching Show at the Simmonscourt, RDS from Thursday until Sunday. It is the biggest textile event in the country, with hundreds of workshops, demonstrations, interactive features, professionally curated galleries, as well as 150 exhibitors. Tickets from €14.50. theknittingandstitchingshow.com 5
Cork city’s free preChristmas parking scheme continues until the end of this month. Free parking is on offer at Paul Street and North Main Street car parks every Monday to Thursday morning, between 10am to noon. On Saturdays the Black Ash park and ride facility is also free. There is free late night parking on Thursdays and Fridays between 6.30pm and midnight in Paul Street car park and from 6.30pm to 9.30pm in North Main Street car park.