5 Glossy Things To Do On New Year’s Eve

No plans for NEW YEAR’S EVE? We have FIVE glossy suggestions …


in 2017 with West End star and Laurence Olivier Award-winner Ramin Karimloo, who will be performing a selection of hits from musicals at the National Concert Hall. The setlist includes songs from Evita, Miss Saigon, Le Misérables, Phantom of the Opera and Love Never Dies, for which Karimloo was hand-picked by Andrew Lloyd Weber to play the lead role. Tickets, from €31.50, are available here.


to the Merrion’s cosy and festive Cellar Bar for an intimate five-course dinner with live music provided by The Swing Cats. €110 per person. Call 01 603 0630 for reservations or email dining@merrionhotel.com.

NO REPRO FEE The Three NYE 'The Countdown Concert' in Dublin's College Green. The clock strikes 12. Picture: Tony Kinlan/Patrick O'Leary, 1/1/2014.


TAKE the entire family to Dublin’s NYF Festival, from December 30 to January 1. As well as the Countdown Concert at St Stephen’s Green South featuring Walking on Cars, The Blizzards, Brian Deady and Little Hours, there are a whole host of events taking place including pop-ups, music trails and treasure hunts. www.nyfdublin.com


a carnival New Year’s Eve experience at the Mansion House’s Round Room, where fire performers, aerial artists and acrobats will be on hand to provide entertainment. After welcome bubbles and a four-course meal, there will be music from an eight-piece band followed by a dj until late. Tickets, at €110, are available by calling 01 6344 628 or emailing sales@mansionhouse.ie.


to Co Donegal to completely unplug at Lough Eske Castle, where the New Year Celebration Experience includes two nights of luxury accommodation, champagne in your room, a sumptuous New Year’s Eve meal in Cedars Restaurant followed by live music, afternoon tea in the Lobby Lounge and complimentary use of use of Spa Solís’s fitness centre and swimming pool. Prices start from €799 for two adults sharing. www.solishotels.com/lougheskecastle

Happy New Year!

Sarah Breen

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