Going out: Something for the weekend
DUBLIN:Fans of Dracula are in for a treat as the Bram Stoker Festival takes place this weekend. The three-day event, which started yesterday, will include walking tours through the laneways of Victorian Dublin. There will also be workshops and theatre to celebrate Stoker’s work. Ticket prices vary. bramstokerfestival.com
Today’s Leinster v Cardiff Blues match will take place at the RDS Arena, where Leinster’s only defeat in their last 10 regular season Pro12 fixtures was against the Ospreys in March. Tickets are still available at a cost of between €20 and €50.
As part of the Thrill the World Halloween event, 600 zombies will perform Michael Jackson’s Thriller in support of the Carers Association. The performance will take place today at 6pm in the National Basketball Arena, Tallaght.
LIMERICK: The second Outbreak Zombie Festival is set for Limerick this weekend. The highlight will be a “zombie walk” today. This will involve people dressing up as zombies and stumbling down the Treaty City streets. This will be a family event and all donations will go towards the Cliona Ring Foundation and the midwest Simon Community.
CORK: Thousands of people will flock to Cork this weekend for the annual Jazz festival. Nearly 50 music acts will play in various locations across the city. The festival started yesterday and includes fringe events to accompany the jazz. One of the highlights is a concert by Beach House, who will play Cork Opera House tonight at 8pm. Tickets are €22.50.
TIPPERARY: Gypsy jazz will be the focus in Cloughjordan this weekend, with Cloughtoberfest kicking off today. The festival will include adult and family-friendly concerts and musical workshops. Daily tickets are €25.
KILKENNY: Thousands of food lovers are expected in Kilkenny for the sixth annual Savour Kilkenny Festival of Food, which started yesterday. There will be family-oriented activities and appearances by chefs, such as Kevin Dundon and Catherine Fulvio.