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20th Dec 2016

Ditch The Drink – 5 Wholesome Activities To Do This Weekend


Trying to take a break from the booze this weekend? We know it can be difficult, but we’re here to make that task a little bit easier.

Here are five wholesome activities you can do this weekend…

New Talent At The International Comedy Club

Get your chuckles on with the International Comedy Club’s show for New Talent this weekend. You can expect the likes of Joanne McNally (Star of Singlehood), Edwin Sammon (Republic of Telly), and founder of the Capital Comedy Club, Simon O’Keefe. The doors open tonight at 8.30pm, there will be two shows on Saturday night at 7.45pm and 10.15pm, and Sunday at 8.15pm. Tickets range from €8 and you can find the International Comedy Club at 23 Wicklow Street.


Photographic Exhibition by Phil McMenemy, Morag Paterson and Ted Leeming

If you appreciate a bit of quality photography, the exhibition of work at The Séamus Ennis Arts Centre has got you covered this weekend. Taken by Scotland’s finest landscape and abstract photographers, this exhibition takes its inspiration from water. It exhibits the culmination of the photographers explorations into the Southwest Scottish heartland and a personal study of the natural element. You can find the exhibition at The Séamus Ennis Arts Centre, Naul in Fingal.


And Then There Were None

If you’re in the mood for a bit of mystery and suspense, check out And Then There Were None at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre this weekend. Based on the best-selling thriller by Agatha Christie, the play follows a group of 10 strangers who are lured to a remote island off the coast of Devon, where they become stranded as the guests begin to die one by one…

If you want to get your hands on tickets for the show, click here.


Modern Wife, Modern Life

Explore the notion of the ‘ideal wife’ turned ‘modern wife’ in 1960s Ireland through the pages of women’s magazines with Modern Wife, Modern Life at the National Print Museum. The display includes manuals on how to be a good wife from the start of the twentieth century, with advice extended to housewives to help them deal with emerging cleaning technology. Admission to the exhibition is free.


The 4 Of Us

File this one under nostalgic. The 4 Of Us, the band who found stardom in Ireland in the early ’90s with their hit tune ‘Mary,’ will be performing in Dublin this weekend. You will be able to catch the performance from the band comprised of only two of its original members, Brendan and Declan Murphy, at The Séamus Ennis Arts Centre tomorrow night. The show starts at 8pm, tickets range from €20 and you get them here.

Have a listen to ‘Mary’ below to get you in the mood for it.