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The weather has been frustratingly changeable lately, and it looks like today is set to be no exception. 

Met Éireann is reporting that while today will be off to a bright and blustery start, the grey clouds are set to move in through the afternoon, bringing a risk of thundery downpours with them. 

'It will be generally dry with good sunshine in many parts of the country this morning.'

'However showers will gradually develop in the west and will slowly spread eastwards.'

'Some heavy thundery downpours are likely this afternoon.'

However, there is some good news on the horizon.

'The last of the showers will die away later this evening and most of the night will be dry and clear.'

So hopefully if you're heading out tonight, you won't get drenched. 


The bank holiday weekend means plenty of tea, relaxation, and, of course, TV.

The Ray D'Arcy Show is set to be chock-a-block with interesting guests this week. 

Sports broadcaster Marty Morrissey will be joining Ray in studio to discuss the upcoming championship and how he will broadcast live on radio from New York during the New York vs Sligo match.

As well as this exciting insight into the sporting world, same-sex couple Dil Wickremasinghe and Anne Marie Toole will chat to Ray about their pregnancy.

This is their second child, and they will be chatting to Ray about their joy in expanding their family.

There will also be two doctors in the house to chat about phobias this Saturday night.

Dr Pixie McKenna and Dr Phil Kieran will be telling the viewers exactly why Irish people have a phobia about seeing a doctor.

They will also share details of some of the most interesting cases they have seen in their careers.

David McSavage will also be on hand to provide some comic relief, giving his unique perspective on life in Ireland and abroad.



So, while we may have had a few sunny days this month, this weekend is set to see some typical April weather.

Scattered showers are expected, as is heavy cloud coverage. 

'A dull and damp start to Saturday for some, with patchy light rain affecting Connacht and parts of Leinster and Ulster in the morning, but generally dry with sunny spells in the southwest, once early mist and fog clears.'

'Often cloudy with a few showers through the afternoon, but occasional brighter intervals also,' according to Met Éireann.

Saturday night is set to be mainly dry with 'some clear spells and some patches of mist or fog.'

Lowest temperatures will be 0 to 6 degrees, and there will be a touch of frost in Ulster.


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Moving into Sunday, there will be the usual bright spells and scattered showers. 

So summer hasn't quite arrived yet, then. 

Oh, and while we have you; don't forget to have your say in the inaugural SHEmazing Awards this May! It's time to vote, and you can do it right here!


The long weekend is just around the corner and with so many amazing events due to take place around Dublin, staying in is not an option. 

Here are our top five picks.

Ebow Gallery – ‘Bowie by Duffy’ photography show

Calling all Bowie fans, this one’s for you.

The Ebow gallery will open its doors to the public this Saturday for their first show in five years.

Bowie by Duffy has been described as ‘A celebration of the dynamic relationship between two of the century’s greatest artistic innovators.’

The show gives an insight into the relationship between photographer Brian Duffy and David Bowie. Brian snapped many iconic photos of the legendary artist, including the Aladdin Sane album cover.

Curated by Brian’s son, Chris Duffy, the show features a host of rare and previously unreleased images

Bowie by Duffy will run for three weeks in the Ebow gallery Castle Street, Dublin 2, and entry is free.

You can find more information about the event here.

Cruinniú na Cásca

A nationwide arts and culture festival is coming to Ireland this Easter Monday and it's completely free. 

Cruinniú na Cásca, a Creative Ireland initiative is a free public event, taking place in cities and town across the country on Easter Monday.

Four zones across Dublin’s city centre will come alive between 11am and 6pm with celebrations of contemporary culture and creativity through live music, art workshops, talks and tastings.

Some highlights of festival include live performances from The Academic and Jack O’Rourke in Smithfield square along with special screenings of The Young Offenders and Room in the Lighthouse Cinema.

But if that's not your thing why not try a slam poetry workshop, learn how to DJ with RTÉ Pulse or stop by the science gallery and meet their pet robot?

Although all the music, performance and orchestral events are free of charge, event organisers recommend the talks, film-screenings, workshops be pre-booked to avoid disappointment. 

You can find more information about this nationwide festival here

Film fatale events – Masquerade ball at the RDS concert hall

This Saturday April 15, let Film Fatale Events transport you back in time with their most lavish masked ball yet.

Waltz to the sounds of the La Fete Quartet before dancing the night away as some of Ireland’s best vintage DJs take to the stage.

As this is masquerade event, face-masks and fancy attire are essential!

Tickets are €39.00 and are available here.

Morning Gloryville's rave with the Easter bunny

Morning Gloryville are changing the way we party. Born in London in 2013, they are the self proclaimed 'pioneers of sober morning raving'.

Described as an 'immersive morning dance experience', this alcohol free event is sure to kick your Saturday off to a great start. 

Here's just some of what you can expect:

  • Free Yoga
  • Free Massage
  • Roaming Haiku Station (Get a poem to take home)
  • Dublin Biggest DJ’s
  • Face Painting
  • Easter Egg Hunts

Ravers are advised to wear their most outrageous attire (think bunny ears and neon tutus).

So, why not try something different this bank holiday weekend and dance the morning away to the sounds of DJ Marcus Olaoire, who will be sporting a very large Easter bunny costume for the occasion.

This alcohol free event takes place from 9am – 12 noon, Saturday April 15 at 22, South Anne Street, Dublin, 

Tickets are €11.23 – €19.74 and are available here.  

Back to the Heart outdoor yoga, St. Stephen's Green Park

What better way to cure a sore head than some Sunday morning yoga? 

Head down to St. Stephens Green Park this Sunday (and every Sunday) for a communal outdoor yoga session followed by a picnic. 

Don't worry if you don't own a yoga mat, a beach towel will do the same job.

So g'wan, give your mind and body some love this weekend. Who knows, you might even make a few friends while you're at it. 

The session runs from 11.15am – 12.30pm and a minimum donation of €5.00 is required to participate.

You can find more information about the event here

Oh, and while we have you; don't forget to have your say in the inaugural SHEmazing Awards this May! It's time to vote, and you can do it right here!


When it comes to the weather, we never truly know what to expect, and this weekend is a perfect example of how WEIRD things get. 

This weekend you will need a raincoat, sunglasses as the weather is going to be HOT but a bit all over the shop. 

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According to Met Éireann, "Saturday will be warm, humid and mostly cloudy with outbreaks of rain and drizzle. Highest temperatures of 19 to 23 degrees with moderate to fresh southerly breezes."

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Sunday will bring us more scattered showers with humid conditions and temperatures ranging from 17 to 19 degrees. 

While temperatures are set to reach 24 degrees in some areas of the country, we are also advised to expect rain and strong winds.

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So, basically expect all four seasons in one weekend.  



Ladies, we're gonna just say it – we deserve medals for soldiering through this week's weather.

Between sheltering from sheets of rain to swelthering beneath your sensible mac in the space of 15 minutes, this unpredictable weather is really – and we mean really – trying our patience.

And unfortunately for us, it doesn't look set to plateau any time soon, with Met Eireann advising us to brace ourselves for more of the same over the coming weekend.

According to the good folk who help us choose our outfits most mornings, Friday looks set to be cool with windy showers – sideways rain, anyone?! – while the north of the country can expect heavy thundery showers.

Saturday looks set to be a total sh*tshow apparently, with forecasters predicting a heady mix of sun, showers and wind with a max temperature of 18 degrees.

And Sunday? You guessed it. We can expect high temperatures mixed with scattered showers.

Oh, the bloody joys.




Now, we know everyone is holding out for another heatwave (fingers crossed), and this weekend isn't quite the scorcher we all want, but we'll take it nonetheless. 

We're going to see the best weather from Friday to Sunday of this week, but Met Éireann says it will be changeable again after that.

Friday will be mainly dry, "with sunny spells, but some scattered showers will occur in parts of the east and southeast.

"Max. 14 to 17 Celsius generally, but 18 or 19 C in southern coastal areas."

Saturday will be mostly the same, however it will become "cloudy along the west and southwest coasts, with a little patchy drizzle or light rain possible later in the day.

"Maximum temperatures 15 to 20 Celsius, highest in the eastern half of the country."

And Sunday promises to be dry again (hurrah!) with bright, sunny spells, "but with a good deal of cloud, bringing a few patches of drizzle." Damn.

"Max. 16 to 20 Celsuis, in a freshening southerly breeze."

We're just going to have to roll with it, ladies.

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We really hate to kill your weekend buzz, but this weather this weekend is bad enough that people are being warned about what’s to come.

Everyone, especially road users, are warned that pretty much torrential rain is to be expected around the country. You are advised by Met Éireann to take extra care while driving.

Up to 35mm of rain is expected to fall on Friday night and into the early hours of Saturday morning.

A yellow warning has been put in place for Leinster, Cavan, Waterford and Monaghan, while there is also some spot flooding to be expected.

An orange warning has also been put in place for most of Connacht, Donegal, Clare, Cork, Kerry, Limerick and Tipperary. Delightful.

“Widespread, very heavy rain, with some thundery downpours will develop Thursday night and persist through Friday,” say Met Éireann and the Road Safety Authority is advising anyone out on the roads to be mindful of hazardous conditions.

The orange weather warning is described in more detail on Met Éireann’s website if anyone wants to know what they’re in for over the next few days:

“Is for weather conditions which have the capacity to impact significantly on people in the affected areas.

The issue of an Orange level weather warning implies that all recipients in the affected areas should prepare themselves in an appropriate way for the anticipated conditions.”

So basically, everyone needs a good umbrella for the weekend. We’re starting to wonder if summer even happened at all?



Just as we thought we might be getting our long awaited summer a bit later this year, it's taken from us again. 

Today has seen highs of 22 degrees and is set to stay like sunny and warm for the next few hours so make the most of it this evening after work if you can. 

Unfortunately the weather is set to change from tomorrow once again, according to Met Éireann.  


Saturday will start off nice so maybe try squeeze in an outdoor brunch early to get a little bit of sun. The second half of the day however is set to change as cloud will tend to build and "the showers will become fairly widespread. Many will be heavy and a few thundery downpours are possible also."

Thunder? Are you kidding me?

Don't worry though, we won't be cold. We'll have that lovely humid rainy weather with temperatures set to hit 20 degrees. WHAT ARE WE SUPPOSED TO WEAR?


Sunday looks set to be a duvet day you guys. Which those of you heading out on Saturday night might actually be happy to hear as that was your plan anyway. The day is set to be "a cloudy day with scattered outbreaks of showery rain. Heavier rain will develop along the east coast and across the northeast through the day."

There you have it guys, some maybe plan some indoor activities for the weekend like the cinema, or sitting inside a plane to a different country where it's sunny. 



For the last ten years the always-tantalising Taste Of Dublin festival has been a major date in all foodie diaries.

And this year the celebrations take place from this Thursday June 11 to Sunday June 14 in the Iveagh Gardens in the centre of Dublin.

As usual, there is a host of brilliant events lined up for the weekend, with everything from BBQ inspiration to a sushi master class being covered.

It’s not just celebrity chefs you can mingle with either: favoured famous folk such as Rozanna Purcell, Louis Walsh, Ryan Tubridy and Lorraine Keane have all indulged at the festival previously – so keep your eyes peeled for a well-known name.

If you like your A-listers with a little more culinary expertise, then the likes of Clodagh McKenna and Kevin Dundon might well suffice – though they're just two of the all-star chefs lined-up to attend.


And following a fairly awful May (we're calling it Mayember), here’s to hoping the weather stays dry because nothing says summer-time like a few drinks in the sunshine.

Don't forget that the Bulmers Bar is pairing up with the Old Spot gastropub for some delicious tastings, and that O’Brien’s is offering a “try before you buy” experience throughout the festival.

Caffeine-enthusiasts are in for a treat too as Nespresso will be on hand with a tasting lounge when you need that coffee fix. Seattle's Best Coffee will also be in attendance, so you'll be spoiled for choice.

If you really want indulge over the weekend then take advantage of JUST EAT’s exclusive waiter service. They line up for your food so you don’t have to. Bliss! Basically, it allows you to sit back and get on with eating all of the food. Which is what's important in life.

And while it’s technically part of the family fun zone, there’s also going to be a load of Minions running around on Saturday and Sunday. After all, who doesn’t want a selfie with a Minion?

Finally, the Powerscourt Hotel Resort & Spa is going to be scouting for some of the best-dressed attendees on Friday, so make sure your OOTD is on point if you want some incredible goodies.



Prepare yourself for a few cosy evenings in because there are lots of great things on TV this weekend, especially movies. We are most definitely not complaining. Stock up on popcorn and maltesers and bring your duvet downstairs! 

The Time Traveler's Wife
RTE1, 21.35

Rachel McAdams stars alongside Eric Bana is this clever love story about a man who can travel in time, but only his lifetime. If Rachel McAdams is in it you know it will be a classic soppy film. Perfect for a cosy night in. Grab the Ben and Jerrys…

Evan Almighty
ITV2, 20.00

If you were a fan of Bruce Almighty, this sequel is worth a watch. Steve Carell stars in this comedy as politician Evan Baxter who is recruited by God to build an Ark like Noah did. Convincing others about all of this proves to be a struggle though. 

Iron Man
RTE2, 21.00

If you're a fan of superhero movies, you will love this. And even if you're not a fan of superhero moves, Robert Downey Jr is the main character so, you will love this. Tony Stark is an arms manufacturer who is held hostage and builds a hi-tech armoured suit to do good around the world. Worth a watch.

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Based on Batman and DC Comics this show has been renewed for a second season now that the first is finished. It sounds slightly similar to Smallville and we loooved Smallville. It sounds very addictive and we're sure it's one to catch up on. 

TV3, 21.00

Angelina Jolie stars in this 1920's crime drama. The son of a single mother goes missing and she is devastated, but he is discovered by police some months later. However, she does not believe it is actually her son but the police try to get rid of the case which leads to a lot of trouble in her life. A gripping story with great acting from Angelina Jolie. 



Looking for an alternative to Saturday night X Factor and Sunday morning fear? Then, look no further!

Whether it’s beer, brunch or ballet that tickles your fancy, we’ve got something that’s bound to keep you entertained before you head back into your working week.

Here are five of our top picks for the next two days!

Odessa Club and Restaurant is celebrating its tenth birthday and it wants you to join in the festivities! If you feel like munching on some tasty noms and being treated to the sounds of Irish electric band, Bantum, then book your tickets and make your way to Dame Court on Saturday at 1pm! Ease your way into the weekend with style!

Christmas Market
If you haven’t had a chance to check out the winter wonderland that is the St. Stephen’s Green Christmas Market, then what are you waiting for? Get into the festive spirit and feast on the sights, sounds and delicious smells that these charming little wooden stalls have to offer. If you don’t leave full of the joys of Christmas, we’ll eat our Santa hat.

If you want to experience one of the world’s most famous ballets, then grab a ticket to Swan Lake which is being performed in the stunning Gaeity theatre by Ballet Ireland this weekend. Hurry though! The last performance takes place tomorrow, so don’t miss out!

Fancy a night of beer and grub on Saturday? Vision Collector in Sunset Studios on Cecelia Street will be hosting an evening of food and drink when Donegal’s Kinnegar Brewing and BrewsWePlate team-up to provide the lovely people of Dublin with some much-deserved deliciousness. Limited tickets, so get booking!

A wander around some vintage markets is always a lovely way to spend an afternoon, so why not channel your inner fashionista and head on over to The Grand Social on Liffey Street who host the fantastic Ha’penny Flea Market every Saturday from noon until six. Chock full of quirky accessories and fashion finds, you’re bound to leave with something worth boasting about!