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Harry Potter fans assemble!

It's time to take over this magical screening in Dublin. 

Retro Drive-In Movies are going to temporarily revamp the Leopardstown Racecourse into a cinema.

Over the October Bank Holiday Weekend get your floo powder ready, as you'll be taken back to where it all began in Hogwarts.

The first three movies will be shown and you'll be able to enjoy it from the comfort of your own car.

Or, if you haven't braved taking to the road, convince a friend with a car to go and you can buy the snacks.

For an authentic feel, you can even listen to the classic films through your car radio. 

For anyone feeling a bit extra, there will be wands and other exciting merch on sale at the event.

If you're anything like us, food is God; and there will be plenty of cinema staples available at the Drive-in.

The films will be shown on the world's biggest outdoor LED screen.

Tickets for Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone, Harry Potter And The Chamber of Secrets and Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban will go on sale this Friday, August 10.

If this sounds like the perfect Potterhead Halloween, you can get ticket on their release here



Life doesn't get much better than Bey blasting, a couple of cocktails and soaking up the sun. 

However, what you mightn't be aware of is: melanoma is prominent in Irish society.

In fact, the National Cancer Registry Ireland reports that diagnoses of melanoma have more than trebled in Ireland in the last twenty years. (EEK)

To raise awareness of the skin cancer, Boots is giving us a helping hand to still be sun goddess, but take care of our skin too! 

Being the absolute lifesavers they are, Boots will be offering a mole scanning service.

To encourage a life-long habit to check your moles, the system will be rolled out in ten stores nationwide.

Boots engineered the check in conjunction with ScreenCancer UK.

The Boots Mole Scanning Service allows anyone aged 18 and over to have their moles or pigmented lesions scanned using a specialist device called a SIAscope.

Your scan will then be assessed by a dermatology specialist, and each person will receive a report based on the specialist assessment.

If any suspicious lesion is detected, the individual will be referred to their doctor or specialist for follow-on treatment.

Although you won’t get a skin cancer diagnosis from the service, it will help to identify any suspicious characteristics that may need more expert attention.

Melanoma has soared in Ireland and 10,000 cases are diagnosed each year.

However, if spotted early, up to 90 percent of cases are curable.



Included in the screening, you will also be provided with guidance on assessing your own moles using the ABCDE guide, and given further advice on staying safe in the sun.

You can use the guide to check yours before a more thorough screening in-store. Be sure to look out for:

  • A – Asymmetry: Irregular shape – the two halves should be symmetrical
  • B – Borders: Unclear, irregular or ragged boundaries against normal skin
  • C – Colour: Changes in colour – especially black, blue or uneven colours
  • D – Diameter: More than 5-6mm in diameter and changes in size
  • E – Evolving: Changes in shape, size and colour, itching or bleeding of existing moles, or a new mole.

As part of the service, people will also be provided with guidance on assessing their own moles using the ABCDE guide, and given further advice on staying safe in the sun.

The Mole Scanning service has been available in Boots pharmacies internationally since 2010.

They have scored in overall satisfaction as “good or higher” with 99 percent of respondents and 95 percent saying they would recommend the service to others. 

The Mole Scanning service costs €39 for one mole scanned, and €19 for each additional mole scan, up to a maximum of four moles.

The service will be available in the following Boots stores: St Stephen’s Green, Dublin City Centre, Swords, County Dublin, Castlebar, Co. Mayo, Shop Street, Galway city centre, Killarney, Co Kerry, Half Moon St, Cork, Letterkenny Retail Park, Athlone, Co. Westmeath, Portlaoise, Co. Laois and Wexford, Co. Wexford.


According to the results of a new study, 15 per cent of Irish women, who participated in a national screening programme, tested positive for Human Papillomavirus – a virus which is known to cause cervical cancer.

Of the 6,000 women who participated in the programme, which was funded by the Health Research Board, one in six carried traces of the virus.

According to The Irish Times, however, just five per cent of those who tested positive carried the two subtypes which are generally associated with cases of the disease.

Commenting on the results, John O’Leary, professor of pathology at Trinity College, explained that the results were actually in keeping with similar studies conducted in other countries, and were not a source of undue concern.

While most strains of the virus are low-risk, some are responsible for causing changes to cervical cells which can, in some cases, lead to a cancer diagnosis.

It has been established that women under the age of 30 are most likely to test positive for HPV, with one quarter presenting with DNA of the virus.

The interim results of the pilot screening will be discussed at a symposium in Dublin later today.


Last week's episode of Game of Thrones threw fans into an absolute frenzie.

It was the most talked about episode of all time, and we were totally emotional by the end of it.

But to make things ten thousand times better, Foley's Bar on Merrion Row in Dublin is celebrating the final episode of the season by throwing a live screening and fancy dress party.


According to the bar's Facebook page, there will be "prizes for best dressed, GOT themed drinks, free food and of course the all important FINALE screening."

See you there?



The Producers want you to whip out your best ’90s outfit and hit their screening of cult classic Clueless.

The screening will take place in The Sugar Club on Lower Leeson Street in Dublin City on the 20th August from 7:30pm until 11:30pm.

Tickets are €7/€8 and while there are some still available, they are being snapped up fast! 

The screening will, as always, be themed, with Clueless-inspired cocktails and loads more.

Click here for information on how to guarantee a spot at the best screening ever.

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