5 Things to Do This Week
8 – 14 March – Our top 5 things to do this week
Happy St Patrick’s Day! While we have no parade or no céilí mór to go to this year, we have lots of great virtual and online events to allow us to celebrate together, even though we are apart. Here’s our pick of what’s on…..
ST PATRICKS DAY FESTIVALS
It’s hard to believe that for the second year in a row, all parades are cancelled. But the nations desire for celebration endures, and there are some lovely online festivals happening around the country to help us mark the occasion. There will be lots of greening some of our best loved buildings and momentums too. Something a bit different for you 5k perhaps? Check out your nearest town or city to see what they have planned. Or click on one of the links below to join the fun….
- Dublin St Patrick’s Festival
- Sligo St Patrick’s Festival
- Limerick St Patrick’s Festival
- Kilkenny St Patrick’s Festival
- Cork St Patrick’s Festival
- Killarney St Patrick’s Festival
PARADE: RTÉ Virtual Parade
So instead of going to the parade this year, why not don the green and take to the garden for your own mini-parade. Chances are you’ll win the prize for best float…..
Link: RTÉ Virtual Parade
Over 100 artists will be featured in Culture Ireland’s SEODA, an online festival and global celebration of Irish culture that runs March 17-21, 2021. SEODA (Irish for ‘jewels’) celebrates Irish arts worldwide at a time when Irish artists would normally be supported by Culture Ireland to travel the globe. Featuring The Abbey, CoisCéim Dance Theatre, Druid and Rough Magic/Kilkenny Arts Festival, Stephen Rea, Sinead Gleeson, Martin Hayes alongside Irish work from New York, London & Paris , the 5-day festival will offer audiences more than two dozen events to enjoy. All events are available free to audiences around the world through Culture Ireland’s YouTube channe
Link: SEODA YouTube Channel
LIVE MUSIC: Pillow Queens, Gemma Dunleavy & Adam Mohamed
Guinness and St Patrick’s Day go together like live music and pints! Rock/punk/indie Pillow Queens, Songwriter & producer Gemma Dunleavy and Spoken word poet and artist Adam Mohamed will perform live from the Guinness Storehouse on St Patricks Day at 6.30pm. With radio presenter Tare Stewart at the helm, this sound be an eclectic evenings entertainment.
Link: St Patricks Festival
LITERATURE: Diarmaid Ferriter in conversation with Neil Jordan
To celebrate the launch of his newest novel, The Ballad of Lord Edward and Citizen Small, Diarmaid Ferriter will interview Neil Jordan this Thursday at 6pm. The discussion will cover the history behind The Ballad, the blend of fact and fiction in this ‘masterwork’, and the themes of empire, captivity and freedom.
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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