5 Things to Do This Week

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5 Things to Do This Week

30 November to 6 December – Our top 5 things to do this week

It’s officially the festive season. And with the easing of restrictions and the switching on of Christmas lights around the country, there is a buzz of excitement in the air. Here’s our pick of what’s happening…

FESTIVAL: Waterford Winterval

With Waterford’s win over Kilkenny in the hurling semifinal, and the wonderful Winterval festival due to start on Friday, those in The Déise have plenty to smile about this week. You can take in the sights from the Waterford Eye. Or maybe explore the Nutcraker Trail with the family? Lots of fun and plenty of hurling talk in the city this month….

Link: Winterval

CHRISTMAS FUN: Wicklow Christmas Market

Set within the magical Abbey Grounds in Wicklow town, the Wicklow Christmas Market has been reimagined for 2020. This will be a Christmas day out the family won’t forget which includes the alpaca experience, a magical funfair and fire shows. There will be plenty of opportunities to pick up some treats at the craft stalls. And a chance to indulge with delicious artisan foods.

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Link: Wicklow Christmas Market

MUSIC: Handel’s ‘Messiah

Is there anything more uplifting than Handel’s ‘Messiah’? First premièred in Dublin in 1742, the piece endures huge popularity to this day and tells the universal story of triumph over trial. This performance, livestreamed on Thursday from the National Concert Hall, given by Ireland’s flagship baroque orchestra and chamber choir directed by Irish conductor Peter Whelan, uses period instruments to capture the sound world of the original Dublin performance. It will transport you back to that first performance now nearly 300 years ago.

Hallelujah Handel’s Messiah – Irish Baroque Orchestra, Christchurch Cathedral, Dublin, 11 Dec’ 2015

Link: National Concert Hall


It’s GLOW but not as we know it… Cork’s Glow is being re-imagined this year and will feature magical Creative Festive Window Installations and the ever popular Ferris Wheel. And of course Bishop Lucey Park is decked out for festive season, with magical lights. Lots of Christmas cheer by the banks of the Lee.

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Link: Re- Imagine GLOW

MUSIC: Mary Coughlan: A Song and a Chat Online

Mary Coughlan, one of the country’s best loved singers will be singing and chatting, with Axis Ballymun this Thursday. With an extraordinary life story and a voice that never fails to move, this will be a supremely entertaining evening. And even better? 50% of all income goes to Women’s Aid and Bray Women’s Refuge.

Link: Axis Ballymun

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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