Something for the week ahead

For one night only the world renowned ‘Wulin Hanyun’ Performance Troupe will perform a spectacular fusion of ancient Chinese martial arts and traditional folk music in Cork in Cork City Hall. 


The Thursday night show is based around three themes – happiness, harmony and sharing – and will include a variety of dazzling artistic solo, duet and choral musical pieces, traditional folk music and thrilling Kung Fu performances using 18 types of weapons. The show is co-hosted by the Confucius Institute at UCC.

Tickets are €5 and are available on 


This weekend is your last chance to see Linda Kenny (soprano) and Ryan Morgan (tenor), along with musical director Alan Carney’s new ‘his and her’ concert series at the Cork Arts Theatre with Songs of Love & Hisses. 

This trio of award-winning performers have devised this series to explore the vast wealth and diversity of songs that span every genre and generation. 

They have hand-picked their favourite love songs for Songs of Love & Hisses, the first in the series, and have more concerts in the pipeline. 

Shows start at 8pm and a Sunday matinee has been added at 2.30pm due to public interest. All tickets cost €15. 


Food, fashion and farming are just some of the reasons why all roads will lead to Ratheniska in Co Laois this Tuesday until Thursday for the hugely successful National Ploughing Championships. 

Up to 200,000 visitors are expected to descend on the 800-acre site with more than 1,500 stands for one of Europe’s largest outdoor events. 

As well as the competitive ploughing events, there will be machinery demonstrations, prizewinning animals, a hunt chase, national baking competitions and a Festi’Kids Creche. 

There will also be live entertainment, music, food stalls, fashion shows and a garden project with Diarmuid Gavin. Tickets cost €20 and kids under 12 go free. or phone 059 8625125.


Stylish ladies with equally stylish plates will be the order of the evening for The Cornstore’s Autumn Charity Fashion Event on Wednesday called Cocktails, Cuisine & Style. 

You will get a chance to see the latest autumn collections from Blush Boutique (Douglas) and Ela Maria Boutique (Newcastlewest) while also raising much needed funds for Pieta House. 

The evening kicks off with a cocktail reception, followed by a three-course meal and a fashion show in association with Lockdown Model Agency.

A DJ will finish off the evening. Tickets cost €45 and can be booked on 021 4274777 or email 


A ‘Morning Glory’ pre-work disco is being held at Uillinn, in Skibbereen, on Thursday to support a local suicide prevention charity. 

The hour-and-a-half boogie invites all lovers of 70s, 80s and 90s disco to get their groove on to their favourite dance tunes as an alternative to working out at the gym. 

The Skibbereen eventtakes place from 7.30am-9am at Uillinn, West Cork Arts Centre’s new purpose-built dance studio, in aid of the Lisheens House Suicide and Self-Harm Prevention and Drop-In centre.

For more, check out Morning Glory Skibbereen on Facebook. 


The Moby Dick Triathlon takes place on Saturday when more than 500 athletes will swim, race and cycle their way around Youghal, Co Cork. 

The main sprint race takes place at 2pm at Claycastle beach, followed by a 20k cycle to Killeagh and back, and then the athletes take to the road with a 6.2k run, raising money for Cuan House Cancer Support Group and East Cork and West Waterford and Youghal lifeboat. 

There will be junior races from 10am to encourage the next generation to triathletes. 


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