Five things to do this week


Tonight: The hottest ticket in town this week is the opening of Enda Walsh’s sold-out new play at the Galway Arts Festival. Tickets still available for Cork and Dublin.


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TUESDAY: The American chanteuse closes out this year’s Live at the Marquee in Cork. You may have to hunt around for tickets as the gig was one of the first to sell out.

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WEDNESDAY: The American singer-songwriter brings her folk-punk hybrid to Dublin.

GO: €28.90+bf.


THURSDAY: Christopher Marwood on cello and Alexander Bernstein on piano kick off the series of concerts in Castletownshend, Co Cork.



FRIDAY: An impressive double bill featuring the Cork singer-songwriter and the Waterford rock band begin the weekend of concerts at the magical venue of Mitchelstown Caves.

GO: 8pm. €55 Opera House.


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