Something for the weekend...

Are you a budding garden designer or fancy a €5,000 facelift for your garden? Super Garden on RTÉ One is gearing up for a ninth series and looking for you to take part. 

1. Grand Designs

The five designers chosen for the series will also be in with a chance to feature amongst the top designers in Ireland at Bloom 2017, where the winning garden will be exhibited. 

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2. Murder Mystery

Having sold out on its debut in Cork Opera House, a murder mystery musical starring Patrick Bergin returns to the scene of the crime on Tuesday and Wednesday. 

Murder at Shandy Hall is a powerful and original period drama based on a true crime in Victorian County Cork in 1887 with characters that includes a cruel killer; a betrayed wife; a canny detective, a brilliant pathologist and a notorious hangman. 

The performances are part of a fundraising drive for Macroom Senior Citizens — Sullane Haven Project. Tickets from €22. 

3. Living History

Check out the GPO Witness History visitor centre this midterm break. The GPO on O’Connell St hosts an interactive exhibition that will bring you back to Easter week 1916 and beyond with electronic touch screens, videos, sounds and authentic artefacts. 

The centrepiece is an immersive 15 minute audio-visual experience which gives a bird’s eye view of Dublin on Easter week. Log onto

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4. Battle of the Bands

On Wednesday, Cyprus Avenue in Cork will host the final heat of the UCC Music Society’s Battle of the Bands competition, giving you a chance to check out budding local talent. 

Doors open at 9pm and entry is free for students or €2 for non- students. The final takes place in March.

5. Game for a Laugh

Jason Byrne’s brand new show takes to the Everyman Theatre stage this Friday and Saturday and has everything you’ve come to expect from the king of live comedy. 

Given it’s a Jason show, there will also be ducks, false chins, portable igloos and bewildered owls. Tickets €27. Strictly over 16s.


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