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5 Glossy Things To Do This Weekend

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WHY: It’s World Mental Health Day today and in recognition The Ivy Dawson Street invites guests to attend a special Project Revive yoga class and breakfast on Saturday October 12. The perfect way to start the weekend, the class will be held in the Jonathon Swift private dining room from 9am-10am led by Robyn Fitzpatrick, with juices and breakfast served afterwards. Tickets are priced at €30 per person, available to purchase online. Alternatively drop in and try one of its new non-alcoholic cocktails – The Hemingway’s Abstinence with Seedlip Garden, lime and grapefruit juice (€8.50), and The Pulteney Punch with Seedlip Garden, a blend of apple, grapefruit and peach, garnished with melon (€8.50); www.theivydublin.ie

WHAT: Open House Dublin returns this weekend from October 11 – 13. The architectural event will explore the theme “City in Motion” with over 150 free tours and events planned, encompassing spectacular residential homes, private buildings and businesses as well as State-owned public libraries, galleries and more, each with its own story to tell; www.openhousedublin.com.

WHERE: Lyrath Estate, Kilkenny has a tempting “Autumn Daze” package (from €107.50 per person sharing a deluxe double room), which includes bed and breakfast and dinner on one evening in its two AA Rosette accredited Yew Restaurant, as well as a cream tea. Surrounded by private walkways lined with mature trees, the 170-acre estate can be explored on foot or (complimentary) bicycle. There’s also a heated outdoor hydro pool – which is part of the estate’s Oasis Spa, while dining options include Tupper’s Bar, The Conservatory and The Grill and Bar; www.lyrath.com.

WHEN: Dublin Theatre Festival has been in full swing and draws to a close this weekend after three weeks of inspiring works on contemporary topics. One such is Burgerz a timely, and sometimes, unsettling performance by artist Travis Alabanza – one of the UK’s most prominent trans voices. It is based on Alabanza’s experience of having objects and burgers thrown at trans bodies and how they survive the slurs and random acts of violence. Burgerz is on at Smock Alley Theatre, Main Space at 7.30pm this weekend, tickets are: €15–€25. www.dublintheatrefestival.com

WHY: Taking place on Friday October 11 is a sake tasting at Ballymaloe House which is embracing the excitement of the Rugby World Cup. (We’re thinking positive thoughts for the Ireland vs Samoa match on Saturday). Starting at 6.30pm guests will learn more about the creation of sake from fermentation to production from Honami, Head of Marketing for Keigetsu – a sake range produced by the family-owned Tosa brewery. Ballymaloe House’s head chef Dervilla O’Flynn will create a menu specifically suited to sake pairing. Tickets for the event cost €105 per person and advance booking is essential via www.ballymaloe.ie

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