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HAPPENINGS: A few things worth checking out this week

Tuesday, 6th February, 2018 6:00pm
HAPPENINGS: A few things worth checking out this week
HAPPENINGS: A few things worth checking out this week

Mid term tales

Glasnevin Cemetery has some new tours specially designed for families this February.

They take in the oldest part of the cemetery and tell tales of grave robbing, prison escapes and deadly animals. The tour also includes a visit to the grave of Michael Collins. The tours run on February 10, 11, 17 and 18, at 11am, 1.30pm and 3.30pm. Tickets are €7.

Fusion Sundays are back

Fusion Sundays is making a return on February 11 (11am-5pm). Experience a different kind of market, with stalls from all over the world sharing one space to create a unique culture clash.

The World Culture Market will be held at the Green Door Market, Newmarket Square, Merchants Quay, this time round, just a few doors down from the usual location. 

Visit this family friendly and free event. Plenty of free parking and wheelchair access is available.

For more information visit

After the End

Theatre company, Vile Bodies, is bringing, ‘After the End’, by Dennis Kelly, to The New Theatre, Dublin (43 East Essex Street), from February 6-24. 

This fast-paced thriller will take you on a rollercoaster of emotions, as you follow Mark and Louise, two colleagues who are sheltering from the fallout of a nuclear attack. 

Tickets are available to purchase on The New Theatre website, for €16, or €12.50 concession. Visit

•Note this production contains strong language, full frontal nudity, scenes of a violent nature, scenes of sexual violence and flashing lights.

St Valentine’s Festival

Dublin City Council has come up with a new cultural experience in Dublin to celebrate with your loved ones. The St Valentine’s Festival takes place in various locations around the city from February 9 to February 14.

Dublin has the largest collection of love letters to St Valentine, and St Valentine's remains are in Dublin so it really is the capital of love. Music, movies and fun are promised. See for more.

Welcome To The Other Side

This show by Training With Aoibheann is a dynamic trip through the deepest and most elite side of dance, presented through Aoibheann's chorographical mind.

It’s a show filled with different styles, techniques and performances. It’s happening at Axis Ballymun on Saturday, February 10, at 2pm and 7pm. Tickets cost €15.

Reeling In the Showband Years

The Ronan Collins Showband Show has been a smash hit for the past eight years, and it returns once again to The Helix on Friday, February 9. Take a trip down memory lane with the stars and hits from the showband era. Tickets costing €31 are on sale at 01-7007000 and

Antiques & Vintage Fair

On Sunday, February 11, an Antiques & Vintage Fair will be held at the Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire, from 11am till 6pm.

Over 30 traders from across Ireland and the UK will gather to exhibit thousands of items, from antique and vintage jewellery and items for the home, including furniture, to traditional collectables such as rare books, coins and banknotes, plus film and music memorabilia, along with all manner of curios from a bygone era. Admission is €3.50, or just €2.50 with the voucher included in this week’s Southside People. Entry is free for Under 15s when accompanied by a supervising adult.

The Irish Minigolf Open

There’s €3,500 in prizes up for grabs when the best minigolf players compete to take the title of Irish Minigolf Open champion at the Irish Minigolf Open taking place at Rainforest Adventure Golf in Dundrum Town Centre on Saturday and Sunday, February 10 & 11. 

The event is open to any player over 16 years of age and is contested over the two days when players compete over five rounds on day one and then three rounds on day two.

Tickets cost from €20. See for more.

Dinosaur Day Live

Take a journey through the Jurassic Era as part of the free Dinosaur Day Live, mini stage shows, at Swords Pavilions Shopping Centre this weekend.

The kids can have fun with interactive puppets Terry the Triceratops & Vinny the Velociraptor Dinosaur as well as the star of the show - Trixie the Giant T-Rex.

After the show visitors can head down to the supervised kiddies free Dino Dig Site (upper level in front of Dunnes Stores) from 2pm to 5pm (Saturday and Sunday).

It’s happening on Saturday, February 10th & Sunday February 11th.

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