Ah, Christmas. The season of mulled wine, mince pies and, of course, gingerbread.
If you're into all things ginger and/or the Gingerbread Man was your favourite Shrek character then you should get yourself down to Sandymount Hotel ASAP.
The south Dublin hotel has unveiled a magnificent gingerbread village which is sure to go down well with visitors of all ages and while it's worth a heading over just to catch a glimpse, it's for a great cause too.
The traditional display at the family-run hotel is the work of their team of chefs, with each house decorated by a different department. Once you're finished gazing in amazement at some of the most exquisite gingerbread handiwork you'll ever see, you can pop some money into a donation box with all donations going to Make-A-Wish Ireland, just in time for Christmas.
A wonderful display that will make for a perfect daytime activity for the whole family this festive season. The Sandymount Hotel is located on Herbert Road on the south side of the city and is a five minute walk from Lansdowne Road DART station. It is also served by Dublin Bus routes 1 and 4.