Something for the week ahead

Something for the week ahead

They will present an original format of GAA storytelling; the story of ‘caid’, the hard men of the GAA, maverick GAA coaches, funny incidents in dressing rooms, hilarious happenings on tours abroad and lots more.

The main thrust of the festival is to revive the old tradition of storytelling which was part of the fabric of life in the Iveragh Peninsula in South Kerry for centuries. There will be storytelling workshops and lectures, a storytelling pub trail, a Young Tellers concert (11-18 year olds), lunchtime theatre and the hugely popular ‘Story Swap’ sessions which are hosted by featured tellers over the weekend and where members of the public can come along to share and swap stories with each other.

A weekend festival ticket is €45 including the storytelling concert and ‘GAA Legends’ event.


Ever wanted to enter the specialised world of photography and food styling? Well three of the world’s most highly regarded professionals in this area will present a revealing insight to this field of creative work at Ballynahinch Castle Hotel County Galway today. Acclaimed food stylist, Susan Spungen,, will come together with the renowned New York photography duo Gentl & Hyers,, to share the secrets behind some of the most evocative and captivating images that grace the pages of the world’s leading food and lifestyle magazines. The event, which includes lunch, a panel discussion and a Q&A session costs €115.



Abernethy Ford are celebrating 10 years in Midleton this month, and are holding a 2016 Real Deal Open Day today at their showrooms on the Cork Road.

Some of the deals to be bagged today include up to €4,750 off the Kuga Titanium, €4,000 off the Ford Focus and €3,000 off the Ford Fiesta. From 10am to 5pm there is a vintage car display, refreshments, a bumper used vehicle sale with up to €1,000 off the marked price, free vehicle health checks and car washes, and one lucky visitor on the day will receive a cheque for €1,000.

To complement the Real Deal Event and exclusive to Abernethy’s, there will also be a huge scrappage sale all this month. If you own a car 10 years or older, Abernethy’s will guarantee you a scrappage allowance of €5,000 off a new Focus, and €4,000 off a new Fiesta if you register your car between now and November 20.


Recently crowned AA Hotel of the Year, Powerscourt Hotel Resort & Spa is hosting its wedding extravaganza tomorrow from 12-3pm, with a little help from fashionista, blogger and model Pippa O’Connor who will share her fashion tips and advice on everything bridal. Following the Bridal Fashion Show, Pippa will take centre stage with ‘Pippa’s Top Wedding Tips’. Powerscourt Adores…Weddings showcase has it covered from floral to photography, cakes to civil ceremonies. There will also be lots of information on its Wonderful Winter Weddings packages for 2016.


From Thursday to Saturday Blackrock Castle Observatory is running A Festival of Space with a galaxy of free events for families and adults.

You can unleash your creativity with a 30 minute family friendly, drop-in workshop and join the Little Bits revolution, giving you access to easy-to-use electronic building blocks to help you make circuits, build inventions put the power of electronics in your hands.

Relive your misspent youth with at the Arcade Games event on Friday when players will get the chance to pit their wits against some of the greatest retro games ever released. Super Mario, Pac Man and many more classic games will be available on our four large projected screens. The games are played using large buttons requiring coordinated team work amongst a number of players. There will of course by StarGazing events and a Sex and the Stars talk.


Supermodel Naomi Campbell has been announced as the new face of Newbridge Silverware and will work with the iconic brand to launch its ‘little blue box’ campaign and to promote its new and existing collections over the next two years.

The new campaign will focus on the surprise and delight of giving or receiving a gift in the iconic Newbridge Silverware blue box no matter what the occasion. Instantly recognisable, the Newbridge Silverware blue box is synonymous with the quality, craftsmanship and heritage associated with the brand. With new lines coming on stream all the time, it might be just the right time to pick up a little blue box for someone special.

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