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Cen­tre in­vites au­di­ences to move through a sen­sory world of colour, mu­sic, taste, song and smell. En­nis­more Med­i­ta­tion Cen­tre. Jun 19-20 9pm (Sat mat & Jun 21 3pm)

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DUBLIN

Michael Hil­liard Mulc­ahy per­forms his own one-man play - first per­formed by Don Wy­cher­ley - tak­ing on the role of the fish­er­man, Bobeen, still haunted by what he dis­cov­ered in the har­bour 30 years ago, and drawn back to the tides. Har­bour Play­house, Por­to­bello. Ends Jun 20 8pm the­har­bour­play­house@gmail. com Gerry Far­rell per­forms his one-man stage adap­ta­tion of Ulysses invit­ing the au­di­ence to ac­com­pany Leopold Bloom on his odyssey through Dublin. Bew­ley’s Café Theatre at Pow­er­scourt. Ends Jun 20 1pm

(lunch be­w­leyscafethe­atre.com Noni Sta­ple­ton per­forms her new solo show, a sur­real com­edy of love, long­ing and one woman’s ri­valry with a Charo­lais heifer. Dol­men Theatre, The Magic Car­pet, Cor­nelscourt. Jun 22-Jul 4 8pm dol­menthe­atre.ie Tom Mur­phy makes his be­lated de­but at the Gate Theatre with his ex­tra­or­di­nary play about spir­i­tual yearn­ing and cor­roded souls, where an Ir­ish­man vis­its a quack to learn to sing like the Ital­ian opera singer Be­ni­amino Gigli. David Grindley di­rects De­nis Con­way, De­clan Con­lon and Dawn Brad­field. Gate Theatre. Ends Jun 27 7.30pm (Sat Mat 2.30pm) Mon & Mat Tues-Thurs Fri-Sat gate-theatre.ie

See Seven Days. Bew­ley’s Café Theatre @ Pow­er­scourt. Jun 22-25 1pm

(light lunch be­w­leyscafethe­atre.com Teri Fitzger­ald’s new play is a mad­cap farce about an ag­ing child star Lil Ruby Car­son, de­ter­mined to make a come­back, as­sisted by with her flighty sis­ter Sandy and agent Archie. Philip Do­herty di­rects. Theatre Up­stairs, Lani­gan’s. Jun 16-27 7pm (Wed & Sat mat 1pm) the­atre­up­stairs.ie Here I go again. Bord Gais Energy Theatre. Jun 23 - Jul 4 7.30pm (Sat & Wed mat 1.30pm) tick­et­mas­ter.ie Zo­corro, the al­ter-ego of Leonor Bethen­court, re­turns af­ter her cru­sade within and against the Rose of Tralee with a new show inspired by the tur­bu­lent life of Mar­i­lyn Monroe and a com­edy about reach­ing for the stars. VIVA Res­tau­rant. Jun 24 8pm

zo­corro.com Te­golin Know­land and Seán Coyne per­form Ea­mon Gren­nan’s play for voices, a Sylvia Thoomp­son sthomp­son@irish­times.com

DUBLIN

Celebrate your links to Span­ish cul­tures around the world with free Span­ish lessons and culi­nary com­pe­ti­tions, Sat 11am-4pm In­sti­tuto Cer­vantes, Lin­coln House, Lin­coln Place adm free book­ings.dublin@cer­vantes.es Ev­ery Satur­day, the eclec­tic stalls are set out for browsers and buy­ers alike, Choose vintage cloth­ing, vinyl records, retro fur­ni­ture, crafts, bric abrac, jew­ellery, books, etc The Grand So­cial, Lower Lif­fey St (just North of the Ha’penny Bridge) Sat noon-6pm the­grand­so­cial.ie por­trait of WB Yeats in love, where his muses in­spire his best-known po­ems. Na­tional Li­brary of Ire­land. Jun 19 1pm

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Jimmy McAleavey’s new play tells the story of two for­mer sol­diers whose lives are not a rou­tine of ther­apy, treat­ment and guilt. A fi­nal op­er­a­tion of­fers a chance of mean­ing and an en­counter with the new face of war in North­ern Ire­land. Caitri­ona McLaugh­lin di­rects. Pea­cock Theatre. Ends Jun 27 8pm (Sat mat 3pm) abbeythe­atre.ie

Aileen Wymes play, di­rected by Frank Allen, fol­lows a woman who dreams of do­ing some­thing spe­cial with her life, but not ev­ery­thing goes ac­cord­ing to plan. Vik­ing Theatre, Clon­tarf. Jun 22 - Jul 4 8pm vikingth­e­atre­dublin.com A stand-out pro­duc­tion from last year’s Show in a Bag at the Dublin Fringe Fes­ti­val gets a welcome re­vival. Un­em­ploy­ment has fi­nally given Joe the time to en­joy his hobby of mod­el­ling, but his wife, his kids, the bank, his neme­sis Her­mann and An­gela Merkel have other ideas. Dol­men Theatre, The Magic Car­pet, Cor­nelscourt. Ends Jun 20 8pm dol­menthe­atre.ie Mouth on Fire stage three plays by WB Yeats - The Pot of Broth, An Cat Agus on Ghealach (The Cat and the Moon in Gabriel Rosen­stock’s Ir­ish trans­la­tion) and Pur­ga­tory. The New Theatre. Ends Jun 20 7.30pm the­newthe­atre.com Christ Church Cathe­dral hosts flo­ral work­shops, craft demon­stra­tions, birds of prey, mad hat­ters tea par­ties and talks by Diar­muid Gavin, Ea­mon Dun­phy, Ivan Yates, Fiann O Nual­lain, He­len Dil­lon and Trevor Sar­gent, Fri-Sun, Christchurch Cathe­dral dublin­gar­den­fes­ti­val.ie

Weekly guided tours through The least-fre­quently pro­duced play of Sean O’Casey’s Dublin Tril­ogy in a co-pro­duc­tion with the Abbey Theatre. Di­rected by Wayne Jor­dan, who has a rep­u­ta­tion of turn­ing worn clas­sics into gold. Abbey Theatre. Ends Aug 1 7.30pm (Sat mat 2.30pm) abbeythe­atre.ie Ge­orge Bernard Shaw’s 1934 com­edy of mis­matched would-be lovers, in which a travel writer is in­ter­rupted by a chatty phone op­er­a­tor, gets per­formed by El­liot Mo­ri­arty and Re­becca Grimes un­der the di­rec­tion of Michael James Ford. Vik­ing Theatre, Clon­tarf. Ends Jun 20 8pm vikingth­e­atre­dublin.com

GALWAY

Druid take on the bard, with an epic, six-hour, part-prom­e­nade stag­ing of his four history plays, Richard II, Henry IV Parts 1 & 2, and Henry V, as newly sculpted by Mark O’Rowe. With li­cence to go be­yond nat­u­ral­ism, Garry Hynes and her 13-strong ensem­ble (in­clud­ing Marty Rea, Derbhle Crotty and Aisling O’Sul­li­van) recon­ceive no­tions of gen­der, na­tion­hood and suc­ces­sion by bring­ing this story of Eng­land un­der a very Ir­ish lens. Also Lim­er­ick. Mick Lally Theatre. Ends Jun 20 5pm (Sat May 30 2pm)

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LAOIS

The first of two events (see Meath) to com­mem­o­rate the Bat­tle of Waterloo and the Duke of Welling­ton’s Ir­ish con­nec­tions through mu­sic, song, po­etry and prose. Ha­dyn and Mozart are per­formed along­side The Life and Works of Wil­liam But­ler Yeats, Thurs 2pm, Na­tional Li­brary, Kil­dare St nli.ie

MAYO

Voted the Best Place to Go Wild in by

last year, this Clare pen­nin­sula (above) cel­e­brates its nat­u­ral won­ders with boat trips, seashore for­ag­ing, kayak­ing and guided walks. Fri-Sun 097-82292 (ext 4) erris­beo.ie pieces com­posed by the Duke’s fa­ther, Gar­ret Wes­ley, while Michael James Ford and Gary Jermyn re­cite po­ems letters and mil­i­tary dis­patches. Bar­beque roast pork and a glass of wine are pro­vided. Round­wood House, Moun­trath. Jun 21 6pm 057-8732120

LIM­ER­ICK

See Galway. Lime Tree Theatre. Jun 23-27 (Tues Pt 1 & Wed Pt 2 7.30pm to­gether, sep­a­rately; Full cy­cle Fri 4pm & Sat 2pm lime­treethe­atre.ie

MEATH

See Laois. Dan­gan Obelisk, Sum­mer­hill. Jun 20 5pm 046-9431458

MAYO

Bal­lina Arts Cen­tre. Jun 12 8pm bal­li­naarts­cen­tre.com

SLIGO

Mary McEvoy and Jon Kenny bring John B Keane’s multi-role-play­ing drama back to the stage in Michael Scott’s pro­duc­tion. Hawk­swell Theatre. Jun 25 8pm hawk­swell.com

Blue Rain­coats, who present 60 per­for­mances over the course of a sum­mer fes­ti­val of Yeats, A County Un­der Wave, re­vive their out­door per­for­mance of the lyri­cal On Baile’s Strand on the beach at the foot of Knocknarea moun­tain. Streedagh Beach. Jun 21 1pm bluerain­coat.com

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