Things to Do for Mother's Day
Lots of different ideas for Mother’s Day
This year, Sunday March 11th is Mother’s Day. Instead of a box of chocolates or a bunch of flowers we have some novel ideas to impress the mammy in your life. We have picked a few of our favourite events below. But there are lots more events listed on www.inspireme.ie. So find out what’s on for Mother’s Day and watch the brownie points stack up.
Any mammies who are fans of Mooney Goes Wild on RTE radio will love the chance to ‘Go Wild Along the Royal Canal’ with Eanna Ni Lamhna. Part of the Five Lamps Festival, this guided walk on Sat 10th March will introduce the wildlife, trees and plants on the canal banks. The walk will last about an hour and give lots of opportunities to ask Eanna wildlife questions. And from then on, Mum really will know best.
A real family treat is in store in Airfield Estate on Mother’s Day. And best of all, mums go free. There are lots of places for children to run free and explore the working farm and gardens. Afterwards why not have a tasty brunch in the fabulous Overends Kitchen. Booking in advance is recommended.
Or if your mum loves current affairs, as part of international Women’s Day, award-winning Irish journalist Maggie O’Kane will be in the Pavilion Theatre in Dun Laoghaire on March 11th. In conversation with Vincent Browne she is certain to inspire with tales from the front line. This is the perfect event for anyone (not just Mums) interested in international politics.
Or if you are in the West, why not celebrate all things maternal in the award-winning Brigit’s Garden in Galway. After the snow has finally melted, it will be a real treat to wander amongst the daffodils and hazel catkins. Admission includes entrance to the garden followed by a delicious lunch. This is a great family-friendly location and there will be activity packs for children under 12.
Mums with Tiny Tots will enjoy the Tiny Tea Party in the Dining Hall of Wells House and Gardens on Mother’s Day. There will be lots of treats during this unique event. And cuddly toys are more than welcome to join in the fun. Again this event is likely to sell-out fast, so advance booking is essential.
Mums in Castlebar are in for a real treat this year. The National Print Museum will be coming to the National Museum of Ireland – Country Life for a special Mother’s Day gift making workshop. Adults and children over 7 will use traditional and contemporary methods and materials to handcraft and decorate your very own hardback book. Much better than another CD.
In the TLT Concert Hall in Drogheda, the wonderful music of Patsy Cline will be brought to life by Sandy Kelly. Watch your mum relive take a trip down memory lane to the tune of “Crazy”, “Walking After Midnight” and many more favourites. This award winning show is not to be missed – so why not pop these tickets into Mother’s Day card.
For a family friendly afternoon, Ceol Connected’s The Quite Tree in the Iontas Centre, Castleblayney is just the ticket. Traditional music, puppetry and storytelling will have little ones enthralled. And the mother’s in the audience will love it too!
These are just some of the great ideas for Mother’s Day. Be sure to check out www.inspireme.ie for more ideas of events happening close to you. All details were correct at time of publication. But please check and confirm with the event organisers prior to travelling.