Events to ease January blues
The festive season has drawn to close as many of us returned to work this week but there’s plenty of events on this weekend to ease the January blues….
Europe's largest travelling funfare is still at the RDS until Sunday January 13th. It opens from midday until 10pm daily. Delays can be expected through Ballsbridge and Sandymount on Anglsea Road, Simmonscourt Road, Shelbourne Road and Pembroke Road with heavy traffic likely on Merrion Road.
Limerick on Ice
The ice skating event runs until Sunday in Arthur’s Quay Park in the centre of Limerick city. Inside there is also an ice café where visitors will be able to purchase tea or coffee to warm themselves up before getting on the ice. limerickonice.com
Leinster take on Edinburgh at 7.45pm tonight in the Rabo Direct Pro12 in Murrayfield. Leinster have been given a boost by the return of Rob Kearney, Brian O’Driscoll and Luke Fitzgerald.
Cardiff Blues will welcome Jamie Roberts and Leigh Halfpenny back to the match day squad for their game against Munster at Musgrave Park tomorrow at 7.30pm. irishrugby.ie
The Red Moon Theatre Co. at Wexford Arts Centre will stage children's puppet shows on Saturday and Sunday to keep young and old entertained. Three half-hour shows at 1pm, 2pm and 3pm will be held each day. wexfordartscentre.ie
“The Ice Witch” by Ofegus Theatre company continues at The Mill Theatre in Dundrum until tomorrow. The show starts at 2.30 pm. Admission is €12.50/€10. Family of five for €50. Babies and toddlers under the age of two have free admission. milltheatre.ie
Nollaig na mBan
This Sunday, Adi Roche and Chernobyl Children International will be celebrating Women’s Little Christmas in style at The Rochestown Park Hotel, Cork. There will be a sparkling wine reception, canapés and live entertainment from Ireland’s leading Michael Buble tribute act. All proceeds from the night will go to fund Chernobyl Children International’s amazing programmes. To purchase tickets, email: email@example.com or visit chernobyl-international.com or the charity’s Facebook page.
Christmas Tree Throwing
The second annual Irish Christmas Tree Throwing Championship will take place at Lees Road Sports Amenity Park, Ennis, Co Clare tomorrow. Organised by Ennis Town Council and Clare County Council, money raised at the event will go to the Clare Branch of Cystic Fibrosis Association of Ireland.
Each participant will get three attempts at throwing their tree. The competition record currently stands at 7 metres, while the world record, set at an event in Germany in 2010, is 12 metres. Standard 1.5 metre trees are used and the council has said it would welcome a donation to charity from anyone who wishes to drop their tree at the contest.