5 things to do for the weekend ahead...

1 Pregnancy and Baby Fair
Fresh from its success at the RDS last weekend, the Pregnancy and Baby Fair will take place in Cork’s City Hall this weekend. 

All the big retailers will be there, plus many smaller, online stores including www.babyboo.ie and Little Bow Pip. 

Toddlers will be entertained, and there will be talks from experts like Lucy Wolfe from Sleep Matters. Doors open from 10am to 5pm and tickets per adult cost €10 while children under 12 go free.


Tattoo Zoo

Tattoo Art Expo’s annual convention takes place this weekend at the Montenotte Hotel in Cork. 

More than 80 tattoo artists from Ireland, Europe and US will be there and you will be able get a tattoo at the convention or book an appointment with a chosen artist via Tattoo Art Expo Cork Facebook fanpage.


Spring Fever

Tomorrow Fota House and Gardens will host its annual ‘House Plant and Garden Fair’. Unusual and special plants will be on offer including rare trees, shrubs, alpine, herbaceous and water plants, at reasonable prices. 

Garden furniture, pots, sculptures, and tools will also be on sale from 11am to 4pm. Admission is €8 and a donation will be made to the Friends of Marymount Hospice.

Historical Tea Party

The Cobh Animation Team will be commemorating Mná na hÉireann from 1916, through costume, story and song at a special event at Griffins Garden Centre in Drispey, Co Cork on Wednesday. 

Granny Griffin will tell the story of this time through taste with a collection of wonderful bakes, including the Chester Cake.

The event starts at 8pm and costs €20 per person. All proceeds from the night will go to the Penny Dinners.

Tickets can be bought by ringing 021 7334286 or from www.griffinsgardencentre.ie 

5 Keane on Style

Keanes Jewellers in Cork is hosting a special evening on Thursday showcasing the top trends for 2016. 

Irish Examiner fashion editor Annmarie O’Connor will be the compere for the evening, which promises bubbles, canapes, style and surprises. 

The event is on from 6pm-8.30pm at its Oliver Plunkett Street shop.


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