VIP’s top things to do this weekend!

We'll definitely be heading to a couple of these places...

It’s that time of the week again where we’re all planning what to get up to this weekend, and where to go, but to take some of the load off you, we’ve compiled a list of the best events this weekend:

Dublin Cocktail Festival
We recently told you about the fab Dublin Cocktail Festival, but the time has finally come and the festival is here! Over 30 venues across Dublin are involved with the project – including Cafe en Seine, The Blind Pig and Sophie’s to name a few- and each bar /restaurant will develop their own signature cocktail, using an Irish liqueur or spirit to showcase what our distilleries are making. We can’t wait to get out and sample some of these!

YUM! Pic: Twitter.com/BlindPigDublin
YUM! Pic: Twitter.com/BlindPigDublin

Connemara Sea Week
Connemara Sea Week is set to take place this weekend, and aims to celebrate the overall heritage of the area. The festival will see art exhibitions, talks, musical workshops and a host of physical activities, with beautiful sights of Connemara’s coastline in the background. It’s set to be a weekend full of ‘myth, magic, madness and mayhem’ – sounds good to us! For full details on the events taking place, click here.

Pic via ceecc.org
Pic via ceecc.org

Galway Bake Fest
The Bake Fest is any foodie’s heaven, and takes place this weekend in Leisureland, Galway. There’ll be plenty of opportunities to sample some yummy treats and culinary delights, while learning a thing or two from some of Ireland’s most well known food writers and bakers. Lilly Higgins, the new face of the Great Irish Bake Off is a huge supporter of the festival and was there last year to demonstrate her culinary skills – perhaps she’ll make an appearance this year.  Tickets for adults are €5, while a weekend pass is €8 – children are free and all tickets can be purchased at the door only.

There'll be some tasty treats here this weekend!
There’ll be some tasty treats here this weekend!

Wexford Spiegeltent Festival
The Wexford Spiegeltent Festival arrives this week, and while there’s a host of fun to be had at any one of the events – see here for details on these – one of our favourite shows will be on. Cult legend, The Rocky Horror Picture Show is marking it’s 40th anniversary, and to celebrate, there’ll be a full cast stage show on Friday night. Tickets are €19, and can be purchased here, but we warned – audience participation is obligatory, so you better start learning the moves to the Time Warp!

Will you be going?!
Will you be going?!

The Irish Rugby Village

Located at Dublin’s IFSC (former Oktoberfest site), the village is open again this Sunday, 18th October from 12 midday. The free admission 2,000 capacity indoor and outdoor venue offers giant screens, a street food market and live entertainment, as well as full bars with the best of Irish craft beers, available by the pitcher.

Ireland V Argentina will screen at 1pm and Australia V Scotland at 4pm, with pre and post match entertainment by Brian Brody. Advance admission from 11.30am is available to book via the website and the Facebook page, and is recommended for groups wanting to secure a table!




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