Seeking INSPIRATION for how to make the most of your time off? Here’s our GLOSSY round-up of things to do this weekend featuring the NATIONAL GALLERY OF IRELAND, THE FUNKY FISH and more …
GET up close and personal with the new portrait of John Rocha at the National Gallery of Ireland, which was unveiled on Monday. The specially commissioned piece, oil on canvas, by artist Geraldine O’Neill ARHA, is the latest in a series of portraits of well-known Irish figures, including Bono, Séamus Heaney and TK Whitaker currently on display. The National Gallery of Ireland, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2; www.nationalgallery.ie.
MAKE the most of cosy weekend mornings at home by baking your own granola, which is easier than ever now thanks to Bakeaway from Julia’s Granola. Just tip the contents of the tub onto a baking tray and bake in a hot oven for 25 minutes and you’ve got a heavenly-smelling kitchen and a hearty breakfast too. See www.juliasgranola.com for stockists.
POP into Form, Designmade in Carlow, on Main Street, Blackrock, Co Dublin to see what Carlow’s makers and crafters have to offer. From spectacular furniture by Stephen O’Briain (pictured) to charming silver jewellery from Ariane Tobin, it’s the perfect place to browse for gifts of all shapes and sizes. Until Sunday, December 20. www.formcarlow.com
CATCH the final performances of The Henry Girls: Tracks in the Snow at The Ark, Temple Bar, before the production finishes on Sunday, December 20. This festive show explores the magic of Christmas through playful humour and enchanting harmonies. Tickets from €9, group discounts available. See www.ark.ie for booking and times.
REWARD yourself after a hard day pounding the pavements with a cocktail at The Funky Fish at The Seafood Bar by Wrights of Howth on Dawson Street, Dublin’s newest bar. The Salted Caramel Espresso Martini is indulgence in a glass. Well, ‘tis the season for it …
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