Something for the week ahead

There’s plenty to look forward to for the week ahead.

1 Wok on the wild side. 

It’s time to take a step into the Orient as Dublin’s most colourful and creative festival kicks off today which will see the city celebrate the Chinese Year of the Monkey with carnivals, culture and dragons. for full programme

Answer Ireland’s Call

Irish Rugby Team sponsors Three Ireland will give Focus Ireland €1m in a marketing campaign entitled ‘Let’s All Tackle Homelessness’. 

The company is making a call to rugby fans to text HOME to 50300 to donate €2. All funds will go directly to Focus Ireland.

Smile - It’s Pancake Tuesday

Support Your Local Mental Health Association on Pancake Tuesday by making your pancakes smile with the use of fruit or spreads or sauces. 

Photo your creation and put it on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #smileypancake. 

You can give a donation to local Mental Health Associations or text MHI to 50300 to donate €4 to Mental Health Ireland.

Meet the Boyle

One of Sean O’Casey’s best loved plays will run from Wednesday at the Everyman Theatre in Cork until February 20. Tickets for the 8pm show cost €26 and there will be a special show for schools on Friday at 11am with tickets at €15. or the box office on 021 4501 673.

Love is in the air

With St Valentine’s Day looming, Muckross Park Hotel Killarney is providing a ‘Valentine’s Special’ with a difference, which includes two spa treatments; a trip to the vitality pool, jacuzzi, or outdoor hot tub overlooking the Blue Pool River. 

There is also a champagne afternoon tea all for €150. Call 064 662 3456 or email

6 If Music is the Food of Love

The Cork Concert orchestra has a Romeo and Juliet programme on February 14 at Cork City Hall. 

Works by Tchaikovsky, Delius and Nina Rota will serve up a music delight under international conductor Neil Thomson. Tickets cost €15 downstairs and €25 for the balcony and are available from Pro Musica, Oliver Plunkett Street, phone 021 4271659.


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