Something for the weekend

1. Funny Side Up
2. Glamour Stakes
3. Soaring Soprano
4. Feeling Blu
5. Trad Stars

1.  Funny Side Up 

There’s nothing like a good laugh to reverse the effects of these dark evenings. 

This Saturday the City Limits Comedy Club in Cork is playing host to Patrick McDonnell, best known for playing the role of Eoin McLove on Father Ted and Naked Camera and Irish Pictorial Weekly characters. 

Now back on the stand-up circuit, this is your chance to see him live. 

Doors open at 8.30pm. Admission €18. or 021-4507744.

2. Glamour Stakes

Powerscourt Hotel Resort & Spa is partnering with the Stan James’ Irish Gold Cup at Leopardstown tomorrow, one of the most prestigious and glamorous race days in the National Hunt Season. 

Nadia Forde will be judging the style for both the Most Stylish Lady category and the Most Dashing Gentleman with prizes of more than €5,000 up for grabs. 

Entrants can pre-register on or simply turn up on the day to the registration desk located in the Gold Quarter. 

Judging begins at 11.30am through to 2pm.

3. Soaring Soprano

Cara O’Sullivan, renowned as a superb interpreter of classic arias, is embarking on a tour. Baritone John Molloy will join her on stage for Cara O’Sullivan in Concert, with accompaniment by John O’Brien and Ciara Moroney. Shows at 8pm. Tickets from €22. 021-4270022.

4.  Feeling Blu

The Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa in Cork is offering the perfect getaway package to beat the blues. 

Available to book from Thursday to Mondays to the end of February, the package includes 2-nights’ accommodation for two, a gourmet breakfast each morning and a wine and cheese taster plates and Santa Liana wines. 

Prices from €85. 

021-4297000 or visit 

5.  Trad Stars

A concert featuring an all-star line-up of traditional musicians will take place at Cork Opera House next Sunday to honour their outstanding achievements. 

The performers are the recipients of the TG4 Gradam Ceoil 2017 (All-Ireland Traditional Music Awards) and include big names like Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh, fiddler, singer, and Altan founding member, and Donal Lunny.  

Tickets €25. or 021-4270022.


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