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1 Horses for Courses The Limerick Christmas Racing Festival continues today with Ladies Day. The lucky winner is set to walk away with a sun holiday for two to Turkey with Sunway Holidays. Tomorrow the track hosts its Festive Family Fun Day. There will be a range of free children’s entertainm­ent on offer from 12pm until 4pm in the Tote Hall, followed by a DJ in the Munster Suite. Children under 12 have free entry. limerickra­

2 Have a Ball The Cork Internatio­nal Hotel is hosting a Gala Black Tie event to mark the dawn of a new decade this New Year’s Eve. Festivitie­s will kick off at 7pm when guests will be welcomed with a Champagne reception, followed by a four course meal with wine in the ballroom and then entertainm­ent later with a band and a DJ. The night costs €78 per person. corkintern­ationalair­ or 021 4549800

3 Ring in the New Year Dublin’s Custom House provides the backdrop for its annual New Year’s Eve festival. There will be a spectacle of lights and music featuring lasers and aqua beams dancing across the midnight sky – in perfect harmony with live DJs and percussion­ists. The Countdown Concert returns with Walking On Cars, together with special guests Ash, Aimee and Lisa McHugh and tickets cost €36.90 including booking fee.

4 Soulful Songs Jack Lukeman returns to the Cork Opera House with his New Year’s Eve Extravagan­za from 8pm. The show features his most celebrated songs from his multi-platinum selling albums like ‘27 Club’, ‘Magic Days’ and ‘Metropolis Blue’. There will also be songs from Sinatra to The Rolling Stones to originals such as ‘King of Soho’ and ‘Georgie Boy’. Tickets from €30 corkoperah­

5 Tea Treat Treat yourself and the ladies in your life to an afternoon of fashion, glamour and pampering at the Women’s Little Christmas Afternoon Tea in aid of Breakthrou­gh Cancer Research. The event will take place on Sunday January 5 in Fota Island Resort. There is a Pink Gin reception, a craft exhibitor showcase and pampering treatments from the Spa at Fota Island Resort, not to mention a sumptuous Afternoon Tea and a best-dressed lady competitio­n. Tickets cost €50. breakthrou­ghcancerre­

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