5 Things to Do This Week

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5 Things to Do This Week

16 – 22 November – Our top 5 things to do this week

Midway through the month and over halfway through this lockdown, we have some uplifting, joyous and fun things to do this week. Here’s our pick of what’s happening, focusing on online events to keep every safe…

FESTIVAL: Dingle Literary Festival

Oh to be in Dingle, perched on a high stool, discussing literature… At least we can look forward to the Dingle Literary Festival, which takes place online this weekend. There is a stellar line up of guests, including Gabriel Byrne, Cathy Kelly, Mary Kennedy and man of the moment Professor Luke O’Neill. Why not make a traditional Dingle Mutton Pie with leading Irish chef JP McMahon, author of The Irish Cookbook? And you can even kick start your own writing journey with one of the weekend’s workshops.

Link: Dingle Literary Festival

FAIR: Louth Craftmark Virtual Winter Fair

The Louth Craftmark Virtual Winter Fair will consist of a series of engaging live streams from twelve talented north east based artists. Amongst the artists set to feature are award-winning maker of contemporary handmade jewellery Garrett Mallon, ceramic artist Michele Hannan and Emma’a So Naturals Eco-Soy Candles. The fair will also showcase the work of designer hand-weaver Liz Christy, Sarah McKenna Ceramics, Soilse Candles and mixed media textile artist Rachel Tenniswood.

Link: Louth Craftmark

HERTAGE: Autumn lecture series: Irish Country House Architecture

The Irish Georgian Society are currently hosting a series of lectures on Irish Country House Architecture. Over nine consecutive weeks, they are drawing on new research, academics and authors to explore the stylistic development of Ireland’s country houses. This Tuesday it is the turn of Frank Keohane who will discuss the Regency Classical Italianate County House (Lyons, Mount Stewart, Fota, Lissadell, Barons Court).

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Fota House facing onto the Pleasure Garden.

Link: Eventbrite

MUSIC: ‘Music Is The Answer’ at the Living Room

For fun filled Friday night, look no further than Claire Beck’s Music Is The Answer, at the Living Room with Ruth Medjber. Gather your team, test your musical knowledge and maybe even win some great prizes. A night in that feels like a night out….

Link: Eventbrite Link

MUSIC: Irish Chamber Orchestra

Twenty-year old Cork pianist Kevin Jansson is one of our finest musicians. The Irish Chamber Orchestra under the leadership of Katherine Hunka puts the spotlight on his exceptional talent. He makes his debut this Thursday with the ICO for Mozart’s dazzling Piano Concerto No. 13. Expect an evening of joyful, uplifting music. Certainly just what we need!

Link: National Concert Hall

Finally, all details on our list of things to do are correct at time of publication. Please check with the organiser before finalising your plans. In addition, we ask that you are mindful of the current HSE Covid -19 guidelines at all times.

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