An epic gig, a great new cafe and 12 other things you need to know about this week

Fundraisers, events, a new skatepark and bees ... here’s what’s trending this week

Skate 100

Newtownabbey Fantastic new skatepark in north Belfast

Aoife Neasa Frances

Spellbinding Irish artist, just signed to Partisan Records

Donegal Bees

For all your bee-related needs, in Glencolumbkille

Bare by Vogue face serum

The tanning mogul expands

Ballymaloe May Fair

At Ballymaloe Grainstore in Cork this weekend

Stay With Us

A new cafe in Phibsboro, Dublin 7, doing a simple, quality ham and cheese toastie

Denise Chaila Live at the Castle

An epic hometown gig at King John’s Castle in Limerick in August

Denim accessories

Make like Britney Spears in 2001 (although slightly more subtle)


In a city full of Neapolitan-style pizza, an upcoming spot in Dublin 2 promising a New York-style slice will be welcome

Anna: The Biography

Amy Odell’s new book on Anna Wintour

Solstice Arts Ukraine fundraiser

Raising money to support musicians and artists at the Vedel School in Lviv:

Engrave Your Bike

Excellent initiative supported by Dublin City Council and others at various locations on May 22nd to engrave Eircodes for free on bikes to prove ownership

Tacos Padre

Coming to Note in Dublin on May 29th

Bhonn Space

From the people who brought us Liath, Phase One in this Blackrock Market space is enticing

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