Something for the weekend...

1. Crime Writers

Something for the weekend...

The writers will be in conversation at this free event at 7pm at the St Patrick’s Gateway Centre in Waterford.

Joe Duffy will also join the festival and read from his book, Children of the Rising on Thursday at 7pm.

2. Wedding Central

The Shelbourne Hotel is hosting its Wedding Forum on Wednesday.

The event takes place from 6.30pm to 9pm and includes bridal boutique Myrtle Ivory’s exclusive preview of award-winning bridal fashion designers, Stephanie Allin’s 2017 stunning “BELLISIMO” collection.

Places at the Shelbourne Hotel Wedding Forum are limited to 80, and only by invitation.

To request an invitation, email

3. Fright night at Fota

Fota House & Gardens is creating a ghoulish Halloween experience for all the family. Dress up and enjoy the tour, Fright at Fota on Thursday and Friday, from 5.30-9pm each night.

Booking is essential and the fright night is for ages seven and up, and parental discretion is advised. Tickets cost €8 each or €30 for a family of four.

4. Vampire Weekend

Dublin is set to summon the supernatural as Bram Stoker Festival presents four days of living stories and four nights of deadly adventures in venues across the city from Friday.

The Bram Stoker Festival includes Nightmare Plants, an eerie immersive performance at Botanic Gardens; a night of gothic glamour at IMMA; and high-stakes, interactive role-playing game, Werewolf, taking place in venues across the city.

5. And All That Jazz

More than 1,000 musicians from 20 different countries are lined up to entertain an estimated 40,000 fans at this year’s Guinness Cork Jazz Festival which kicks off on Friday.

Hundreds of music sessions are planned in more than 60 venues, including pubs, theatres, clubs and hotels over the October Bank Holiday weekend and more than 95% of the sessions will be free.

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