Mother’s Day is on the 31st of March this year. And though your mother might say ‘Sure I’m grand, don’t be making a fuss….’, this is one holiday you don’t want to ignore. After all she’s done for you, just a card isn’t going to cut it either. So spend a little time with your mammy this Mother’s Day. Here are some brilliant events happening around Ireland to celebrate the women who made us who we are….

 

Dublin

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Ann Devine Is Ready For Her Close-Up

 

Colm O’Regan, writer of the fantastic Irish Mammy series, has taken his first foray into fiction. As part of the Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival, Maia Dunphy will be talking to him about Anne Devine, protagonist of his new novel and Irish Mammy extraordinaire. Find out more here

 

Nature loving mom’s would be delighted with a tour of the many majestic and interesting old trees throughout the National Botanic Gardens  in Glasnevin. This special event is part of a celebration for National Tree Week. Get the details here

 

Galway

 

A nice lunch and a stroll around the beautiful Brigid’s Gardens is the perfect way to spend the day for those in Galway. For booking see here

 

Kilkenny

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The Poet And The Songwriter

 

A lovely afternoon of poetry and music will take place in Kilkennys Watergate theatre. Poet Nuala Roche and Songwriter Kairen Caine come together for a special intimate afternoon performance of poetry and song. Find out more here

 

Wexford

 

There will be a musical extravaganza in the Wexford Opera House on Mother’s Day. The Wexford Sinfonia Opera Gala will showcase some of the best instrumentalists from the South-East. Get more details here.

 

Cork

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The Everyman Sunday Songbook

The Everyman Sunday Songbook Over the Rainbow tells the enthralling story of Judy Garland’s life. An evening of nostalgia and music, find out more here.

 

Clare

 

Is your Mother is a fan of Dolly Parton, Patsy Cline or Johnny Cash? Get some serious brownie points by bringing her to the The Legends of American Country in  glór Ennis. To book see here.

 

Of course, there are lots of other great events happening around the country. To find out what’s on near you visit InspireMe.ie. And of course don’t forget to sign up to get reminders of these great events.

Finally all details were correct at time of publication. But please check with local organisers before you travel.