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The line-up for tomorrow’s Late Late Show has been revealed and we’re pretty impressed.

The Late Late will pay tribute to the legendary Larry Gogan who sadly passed away this week.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Iconic Irish actress Brenda Fricker will be honoured on tomorrow night’s show.  A special segment of the show will look back on Brenda's illustrious Hollywood career which has spanned six decades and included roles in titles from The Field and A Time To Kill, to Home Alone 2. Brenda, and the coveted Oscar she won for her role in My Left Foot, will be in studio with Ryan, 30 years on from the release of the film. 

Outspoken Michelin-starred chef Richard Corrigan will tell viewers why he's not letting Brexit get in the way of his ever-expanding restaurant business,  why he feels that vegans are wrong about Irish farming, and why fast food is "crap food" and there's no excuse for eating it anymore. 

Becky Loftus Dore will speak to Ryan about her experience of being a surrogate mother for two friends who had struggled to conceive. 

Chart-topping Irish band Kodaline will be in studio for a world exclusive performance of their new single, Wherever You Are. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Showcasing the most exciting ideas from The BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition, a number of students will take Ryan through their projects, and we will be joined by this year's newly-crowned winner.

In another music performance, Stockton's Wing will treat the audience and viewers at home to their ever popular number,  Beautiful Affair. This year's Operation Transformation leaders will also be in the studio. 

All of this, and more, on The Late Late Show, Friday January 10 on RTÉ One at 9.35pm.

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The ninth annual Doolin Writers' Weekend will take place at Hotel Doolin from January 24 to 26 with over 300 literary-loving and culturally-curious people from all over the world expected to attend.

Providing a platform to both well-known and undiscovered writers from Ireland and further afield, Writers’ Weekend boasts a three-day programme packed with immersive and educational activities such as workshops, seminars and readings. The Festival is run by writers for writers and so the programme is specially curated by Susan Tomaselli – acclaimed writer, bookseller and editor of literary journal, Gorse.

Set along the breath-taking backdrop of the Wild Atlantic Way, Hotel Doolin Writers’ Weekend is an inspirational escape for intellectuals looking to hone their writing craft, drink in the creative talents of others or soak up the inspirational surroundings of the West of Ireland.

Hotel Doolin’s General Manager, Donal Minihane, said: “Having built its reputation since 2011, Doolin’s Writers’ Weekend is now one of the most-popular literary festivals in Ireland bringing hundreds of guests to Doolin each year while also providing a stage to emerging and acclaimed talent. Our eclectic programme of workshops and readings focuses on making the weekend worthwhile for serious wordsmiths, those just beginning to hone their craft and those passionate about the literary talents of others.

“Doolin is an incredibly inspirational place from its scenery to its local produce to its inhabitants and our hotel acts as a one-stop hub for guests to see all of that come to life and perhaps take a bit of it for use in their writing. We are Ireland’s only carbon neutral hotel showcasing just how committed we are to futureproofing and protecting our surrounding eco-system to inspire our guests’ for years to come.” 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Some of the Weekend’s highlights include: 

·       A reading with David Bowie’s favourite writer, Rupert Thompson, the author of eleven highly-acclaimed novels including The Insult and Divided Kingdom 

·       A seminar with Booker nominated writer, Eoin McNamee

·       A performance with the weekend’s artist-in-residence, Vicky Langan which will focus on the sounds of the body and its functions and involve contact-­miked skin, amplified breath. 

·       A workshop on literary translation with Booker nominated writer, Jen Calleja

The weekend will also announce the winners of the Writers’ Weekend Competition which offers three talents the opportunity to win €1000 each, as well as read their work at the festival, with accommodation and lavish hospitality provided. Author of short story collection ‘Room Little Darker’, June Caldwell, will judge the Short Story category, award-winning poet, Jess Traynor, will judge the poetry category while writer, performer and educator, Dave Lordan, will judge the Poetry Film category.

With Hotel Doolin’s hospitality offering enhancing the visitor experience across comfort, culinary and craic, visitors will feel part of the West of Ireland community for their three days exploring and discovering its beauty.

Tickets for Hotel Doolin’s Writers’ Weekend 2020 are available to purchase now with a full weekend ticket priced at €99 per person. Individual workshops tickets are priced at €40 per person. To book, visit doolinfestivals.ie or hoteldoolin.ie.

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The holidays are over and we must admit we are feeling pretty heartbroken about it. Why do they have to go by so quickly?

It feels like Christmas Eve was here in an instant and now we’re back in the office.

It’s been a long and draining day and it feels weird to be wearing something other than pyjamas, but the weekend is only one day away.

 

There’s no doubt that everyone will be feeling a little miserable, and most definitely shattered, after the first day back at work so do yourself a favour and curl up on the sofa for the evening with the remainders of your selection box.

Like us, you’ve probably grown tired of Christmas movies and binge-watched the new series of You in the space of two days but one of our favourite movies is on TV tonight.

Brooklyn will air on RTÉ One today and we honestly couldn’t think of a better movie to watch after being at work all day.

Starring Saoirse Ronan, Domhnall Gleeson, Jim Broadbent and Julie Walters, Brooklyn follows Eilis, a young Irish girl who moves to New York in the 1950s, as she starts a new chapter of her life far away from home.

Brooklyn airs on RTÉ One at 21.35 tonight.

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What better way to kick off the new year than with a belly-laughing night out and 'A Holy Show' will definitely do the trick. 

Presented by Verdant Productions, 'A Holy Show' is going on tour across Ireland in January, February and March 2020, as well as performing two dates in the Irish Cultural Centre, Paris following on from the critical success of the Edinburgh Fringe and Dublin Fringe.

Written & Directed by Janet Moran, the cast stars Roseanna Purcell (Copper Face Jacks: The Musical, Red Rock, Fair City) and Mark Fitzgerald (Copper Face Jacks: The Musical, Alone It Stands, Foxy).

A nostalgic comedy based on a very Irish hijacking of the 1981 Aer Lingus plane by an ex-Trappist monk with a bottle of water as his weapon, the Pope as his nemesis, and a burning desire to know The Third Secret of Fatima.    ‘A Holy Show’ takes us back to 1981 and brings us on board the ill-fated Aer Lingus flight EI 164 from Dublin to London. The show follows the passengers and crew as this most Irish of hijackings unfolds.

This production is high energy and takes audiences on a whirlwind of a comic journey with both actors playing multiple characters at breakneck speed. The sharp, insightful script delivers a laugh a minute alongside a revealing and probing understanding of faith in Ireland, both in the 80s and today.

From 23 January 2020 ‘A Holy Show’ is going on a full nationwide tour, with dates announced for Galway, Limerick, Laois, Wicklow, Cavan, Carlow, Cork, Longford, Clare, Belfast and Tipperary as well as a host of Dublin dates and two dates in Paris. Early booking is advised to avoid disappointment, with tickets on sale now.

For a full list of venues and dates, visit the show website now or follow the show on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook.

 

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After their critically acclaimed HBO comedy special, over 180 million downloads, and a sell-out world tour, the award-winning #1 hit podcast, My Dad Wrote A Porno, is back with a brand new live show for 2020.

They have added a second show in Dublin’s Bord Gais Energy Theatre for October, 18 2020. My Dad Wrote A Porno is part of Dublin’s Podcast Festival 2020. 

Reading never-before heard material from the mind of the legendary Rocky Flintstone, join Jamie Morton, along with his mates James Cooper and Alice Levine, as he delves deeper into his father’s Belinda Blinked erotic saga.

You’ll laugh, you’ll cry but you will not be aroused. With surprises, interactive elements and a massive party atmosphere, you do not want to miss this hilarious and outrageous comedy event as Team Porno bring more of the best/worst erotica ever written to the world. 

With Hollywood fans including Dame Emma Thompson, Elijah Wood, Daisy Ridley, Nicholas Hoult and Michael Sheen and rave reviews from the likes of Variety, The Guardian and Time MagazineMy Dad Wrote A Porno is quite simply ‘a cultural phenomenon' (The Sunday Times)

My Dad Wrote A Porno recently won a prestigious Webby Award for Best Comedy Podcast 2019 as well as being named Podcast Champions at this year’s British Podcast Awards for outstanding contribution to British podcasting. The show has also won a European Lovie Award and Team Porno were listed on The Progress 1000, London's most influential people of 2018.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The Dublin Podcast Festival returns in 2020 for the fourth year running as they celebrate the podcasting world and connect fans with the people who make them.  

Tickets priced €34 / €44 / €59 go on sale this Thursday, December 19 at 10AM

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The Lord Mayor of Dublin Paul McAuliffe and the Minister for the Office of Public Works (OPW) and Flood Relief Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran, have officially opened Christmas at The Castle, the unique festive experience taking place in the historic surroundings of Dublin Castle from now until December 22. Christmas at the Castle is presented by the OPW in partnership with Dublin City Council.

From today in the historic heart of the capital, Dublin Castle is transformed into a winter wonderland, which will bring to life Christmas traditions new and old. A Christmas tree lined avenue will guide visitors to the upper courtyard of the Castle which has been filled with over 30 traditional alpine chalets selling mouth-watering festive treats, decorative crafts and inspirational gift ideas.

Visitors to Christmas at the Castle, which has free admission and is open from 12 to 8pm daily, can indulge in traditional fare being sold by artisan producers and soak up the festive atmosphere with evening carol singing provided by local choirs.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Some of the market culinary offerings include pizza cones – with mobility in mind from Kono Pizza, traditional German-style sausages & burgers from Swing Grill, Churros made to an authentic (secret) Venezuelan recipe from Sweet Churro and award-winning hand-rolled ice cream from Arctic Stone.

Fans of handcraft, meanwhile are sure to find something special as more than 20 craft vendors will be housed in traditional style wooden chalets, offering artisan products produced by Irish artists including Michelle Hannan Ceramics, Woodcraft by BmacD by Brendan Mac Donnell and Oilean Jewellery by Peter Gough

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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For the duration of Christmas at the Castle, the OPW is also providing complimentary evening access to the State Apartments from 6-8pm, which have been festively decorated in the style of a Victorian Christmas. Visitors are also invited to take in the handmade Neapolitan Baroque crib in the gothic revival Chapel Royal.

The festive experience is further enhanced with a vintage carousel on site for children while weekend visitors to Christmas at the Castle can avail of horse carriage rides around the Castle grounds and gardens.

Speaking at the launch the Lord Mayor of Dublin Paul Mc Auliffe said “I am delighted to officially open, alongside the Minster for the OPW, Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran, Christmas at the Castle here in Dublin Castle. There is something for everyone here and I wish to acknowledge the hard work of everyone involved in bringing this magical festive experience to life in Dublin City.”

Minister ‘Boxer Moran said “This is a gorgeous experience for anyone, young or old, who wishes to get into the Christmas spirit. The OPW and Dublin City Council have transformed the courtyard of Dublin Castle into a magical winter wonderland bring together exceptional vendors who are selling fantastic produce, with entertainment provided by talented local choirs. I would encourage people to visit the State Apartments and I am delighted that we are able to provide complimentary evening access to them for the duration of Christmas at the Castle.”

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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On the weekends of the 14 / 15 and 21/ 22 of December, Bedford Hall at Dublin Castle will also host a further selection of vendors. Christmas at the Castle runs from the 12 to the 22 of December and is open from 12pm to 8pm daily.  Admission to the market is free.  To find out more go to www.dublincastle.ie

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Dublin Zoo is offering a whopping 50 percent discount* on adult tickets to celebrate welcoming their one millionth visitor to the Zoo this year.

The offer will be valid seven days a week from Saturday, November 30 right up until the end of the year, December 31.

Leo Oosterweghel, Director of Dublin Zoo commented “We are absolutely thrilled to have welcomed our one millionth visitor to Dublin Zoo this year. 2019 was an amazing year for the Zoo with the opening of the new wolf habitat ‘Wolves in the Woods’ as well as numerous new births including two western lowland gorilla babies, two Rothschild giraffe calves and California sea lion pups, along with the return of ‘The Zoo’ TV series. To thank everyone for their continued support we’re delighted to offer adults half price tickets for the month of December.”

*Discounted tickets must be purchased in person at the Dublin Zoo Ticket Office and are not available to buy online. Discounted tickets are applicable to full price adult tickets only.

Dublin Zoo opens daily from 9.30am-4.00pm.

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Whoops We're Back….at Copper Face Jacks next summer!

Paul Howard's smash hit musical, Copper Face Jacks: The Musical is back at the Olympia Theatre in 2020 following triumphant summer runs in 2018 and 2019.

Packed full of craic, huge laughs, Culchies, Dubs, lots of shifting and an incredible cast, Copper Face Jacks: The Musical, is set to be the summer sensation for a third time! Opening at the Olympia Theatre for a strictly limited run from 10 June until 27 June 2020, tickets are priced from €26 (plus booking fee and €1 restoration levy) and go on sale this Friday,  November 29 at 9am sharp.

Johnny Ward is back as Gino Wildes and is reunited with and Michele McGrath (The Tudors, Damo and Ivor) as Gretchen Ackerman, Rachel O'Connell (The Young Offenders) as Lucelita Ni Choncubhair, Kelly Marie Ni Cheallaigh (My Romantic History) as Therese McQuill, Shane Fallon as Anto Moran and Daithi O'Donnell (Ros Na Rún) as Jeremiah.

From the creator of Ross O'Carroll Kelly – Paul Howard, Copper Face Jacks: The Musical, is a love story set on the eve of a Dublin v Kerry All Ireland Final, when a sweet Kerry girl ends up falling head over her flat-shoes for the Captain of the Dublin football team – Gino Wildes.

Can love conquer all as these two young sweethearts face massive cultural and linguistic hurdles on their road to happiness/Croker?

Copper Face Jacks: The Musical is produced by Kite Entertainment and Verdant Productions in association with the Olympia Theatre.

Original Concept Created by Darren Smith with Paul Howard.

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We are always eager to try out new fitness classes because jogging on the treadmill for 20 minutes is just way too boring.

And we think we may have found the perfect class.

On December 1, Fearless Moves is hosting a mega festive fitness session in Everleigh Gardens on Harcourt street at 10.30am. The session will feature a ton of Christmas classics along with famed Mean Girls Christmas dance moves. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Fearless Moves is a fitness event series featuring a deadly music theme, banging tunes and an unreal instructor. 

Over the last year, Fearless Moves hosted a sold out Beyonce versus divas sets, along with 90's sweat sessions that have gone down a treat. 

The class will be a HIIT/ Dance class with hosted by Sylvia Fitness, who has choreographed the Christmas session. 

Tickets are on sale though EventBrite and are now available.

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Home Alone in Concert is coming to Ireland for the very first time, with dates at The Royal Theatre, Castlebar on November 30, The Convention Centre, Dublin on December 1 and The INEC, Killarney on December 2. A true holiday favourite, this beloved comedy classic features renowned composer John Williams' charming and delightful score performed live to picture by The Orchestra of Ireland.

Tickets priced from €28 (additional charges may apply) are on sale now via Ticketmaster.

Home Alone in Concert is set to be the must-see Christmas event for 2019, with over 100 performers on stage as it is shown on the big screen accompanied by full live orchestra and choir. Having previously packed out the esteemed Royal Albert Hall in London, tickets are selling fast so don’t delay.

Speaking of Home Alone in Concert Composer John Williams said: “Ever since Home Alone appeared, it has held a unique place in the affections of a very broad public. Director Chris Columbus brought a uniquely fresh and innocent approach to this delightful story, and the film has deservedly become a perennial at Holiday time.

“I took great pleasure in composing the score for the film, and I am especially delighted that the magnificent Orchestra of Ireland has agreed to perform the music in this very special live presentation of the movie," he shared.

“I know I speak for everyone connected with the making of the film in saying that we are greatly honoured by this event… and I hope that the audience will experience the renewal of joy that the film brings with it, each and every year.”

Macaulay Culkin stars as Kevin McCallister, an eight-year-old boy who's accidentally left behind when his family leaves for Christmas vacation, and who must defend his home against two bungling thieves. Hilarious and heart-warming, Home Alone is holiday fun for the entire family and comes to Ireland for the first time this Christmas.

Tickets for Home Alone in Concert Live at The Royal Theatre, Castlebar on November 30, The Convention Centre, Dublin on December 1 and The INEC, Killarney on December 2 are priced at €59.50 (additional charges may apply) are on sale via Ticketmaster

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Dermot Kennedy will play a free live show in Dublin next week. The Outnumbered singer has teamed up with Aloft Hotels for an intimate gig in his hometown.

Best of all, tickets are still available.

Dermot Kennedy will take to the stage on Wednesday, November 20. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The Power Over Me singer is taking part in the ‘Live at Aloft Hotels Homecoming Tour’ which brings Irish musicians back to the Emerald Isle for special performances.

The aim of the shows is to give fans a chance to see some of our most successful musicians in an intimate setting. 

The shows are for fans who have been there since the beginning.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The event, which takes place at Aloft Dublin City, begins at 6pm on November 20. There are still tickets available, which will be released to the public on Monday, November 18.

You need to RSVP here to be in with a chance of getting a ticket. Tickets are limited to two per person.

RSVP does not guarantee you entry.

Click here for more information.

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It wouldn’t be Christmas without a visit to the Gaiety Panto! 

Join us as we take you on a magical carpet ride to this year's Gaiety Pantomime, Aladdin. 

An Arabian tale of true love, magic wishes and dastardly dealings, this year's Panto will excite and delight all ages with the extra helping of song, dance, slapstick and laughter that you would come to expect from the Gaiety's festive extravaganza.

The mystical 'Cave of Desire' holds the magic lamp that can only be recovered by one of true heart. Our hero Aladdin, is tricked by his devious "Uncle" into retrieving the lamp and we enter a world of wonder and awe as our 'Genie of the Lamp' makes his wishes come true. However, be careful what you wish for as you may end up with more than you bargained for…!

With a stellar cast of favourites including Joe Conlan as 'Widow Twankey' and Nicholas Grennell as 'Abanazer' we also introduce to you West End talent Julian Capolei as 'Aladdin' and the gorgeous 'Suzie Seweify' as 'Princess Jasmine'.

This is no ordinary panto, it's the Gaiety Panto!

Tickets from €19.50 (including booking fee and restoration levy) are on sale now from Ticketmaster and the Gaiety Theatre Box Office. 

Performances from November 24, 2019 until January 5, 2020.

The Gaiety Theatre has hosted the annual Christmas Panto each year since 1873.

Today, families come from far and wide to experience the Gaiety Christmas Panto and for many it has become as much a family Christmas tradition as Santa himself!

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