Something for the weekend...

1. Ruck On

Kinsale will be buzzing this weekend as it hosts its annual Heineken Rugby Sevens tournament, which has been running since 1988.

There will be plenty of matches and entertainment over the course of the weekend, and the Festival Club will kick off tomorrow at 10pm at Actons with tickets costing €10. 

2. Mingle in Dingle

Féile na Bealtaine, the Dingle Peninsula’s bilingual music and arts festival, kicks off this weekend with more than 100 events taking place along the Wild Atlantic Way with street theatre, live music, poetry recitals and art exhibitions in the pipeline.

Events include a talk by Kevin Barry in Dingle Bookshop on Sunday and an exhibition or works by Annascaul artists inspired by images of West Kerry. 

3. Ah go on, go on. . .

From a priests’ and nuns’ karaoke and fancy dress contest to a Lovely Girls Contest and location bus tours taking in a visit to the Parochial House with the all important cups of tea, it can only be the 2016 Ted Fest on this weekend in Kilfenora. Tickets from €35. 

4. JestFest

If laughter is the best medicine, then head to Wexford this Bank Holiday Weekend for its annual JestFest.

Irish and international street jesters, acrobats and contortionists will take to the streets and some of our finest stand-up comedians will take to the stage in venues all over town armed with one liners, anecdotes and monologues, including Neil Delamere, Jason Byrne, Deirdre O’Kane, Al Porter, Colin Murphy, Joe Rooney and Barry Murphy of Aprés Match fame. 

5. Man in the Mirror 

With all the talk of Prince’s concert in Cork, you might be feeling nostalgic for another great who also played there.

On Friday, The Magic of Michael Jackson, Anthony Walker’s new concert-style show at Cork Opera House, takes you through the hits from the Jackson 5, the Jacksons and his solo career.

The show includes songs like Billie Jean, Smooth Criminal, Dirty Diana, The Way You Make Me Feel, I’ll Be There, Wanna be Startin’ Something, They Don’t Care About Us and many more. 

Tickets cost €26 


Frits Potgieter is General Manager with Muckross Park Hotel and Spa.You've Been Served: Frits Potgieter, Muckross Park Hotel and Spa

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