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  • Entertainment


Tuesday, 13th November, 2018 6:00pm

Dublin Book Festival

The Dublin Book Festival will take place on November 15-18 at various locations around the city.

Most events will take place in Smock Alley Theatre in the heart of Temple Bar. There will also be events in the National Library on Kildare Street; the Gutter Bookshop on Cow’s Lane in Temple Bar; the RDS Library in Ballsbridge; the Irish Writers Centre on Parnell Square; The Ark, 11A Eustace Street in Temple Bar; National Botanic Gardens in Glasnevin; and Dublin Port, Alexandra Road.

For full programme of events see

The Importance of Being Earnest

A new production of one of the funniest plays in English, Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest, filmed live at the Vaudeville Theatre in London’s West End, is coming to the Pavilion Theatre’s big screen on Wednesday, November 14 at 7.30pm. Wilde’s much-loved masterpiece throws love, logic and language into the air to make one of theatre’s most dazzling firework displays. This is the fourth and final play from the Oscar Wilde Season, a year-long celebration of the brilliant Victorian playwright being staged by the Classic Spring Theatre Company.

DB Sound Collective

DB Sound Collective is a five-piece band based in Dublin, comprising Kim Geleman (vocals), Killian Feehan (vocals and guitar), Colm Ennis (Bass), Karen McCauley (keyboard and violin) and Andre Falci (percussion). 

The band, which plays a wide range of cover songs in many different genres, will be playing at the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony in Raheny Village this Sunday, November 18 at 4pm. 

Hosted by Today FM’s Ian Dempsey it promises to be a great day out for all ages. For more information check out

Drama in Kilbarrack

Riverside Drama Circle presents two one-act plays - ‘The Allergic Audience’ by Joan Greening and ‘Gosforth’s Fete’ by Alan Ayckbourn - at Naomh Barróg GAA Club, Kilbarrack Road (opposite Denis Mahony’s), on November 19, 20 and 21 at 8pm. 

Tickets cost €10 at the door or €8 for groups of 10 or more. Great entertainment is promised from this very talented local group. For more information contact Kevin at 086-2435478. See

The Vinyl Festival

The much–anticipated Vinyl Festival is back in Dún Laoghaire and will be an unmissable experience for music and vinyl record aficionados. The festival will take place in a selection of venues around the town, including The Lexicon Library Studio, The National Maritime Museum and Eblana Senior College. 

Taking place over three days from November 16 to 18, line-up of talented artists and special guests participating over the three-day extravaganza includes Joe Jackson, Horslips, Lenny Abrahamson, Don Letts, Gavin Friday, Bronagh Gallagher, Kevin Godley, Julie Feeney, Steve Averill and Adrian Dunbar along with many more. Established radio DJ’s Dave Fanning and Tom Dunne will act as moderators and interviewers for several of the discussions. More information can be found on the website

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

Following from their successful run of ‘Bookworms’ in May, Glencullen Dundrum are back in the Mill Theatre, Dundrum from November 13 to 17 with ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’ written by Dale Wasserman (adapted from the novel by Ken Kesey) and directed by Bernard Doyle.

In order to escape six months’ labour duties in prison, McMurphy pleads insanity and is sent to a ward for the mentally unstable. Once here, McMurphy both endures and stands witness to the abuse and degradation of the oppressive Nurse Ratched, who gains superiority and power through the flaws of the other inmates.

McMurphy urges his fellow inmates to rebel against the abuse and degradation of the oppressive Nurse Ratched and stimulates them to fight against her tyrannical weapons of shame and submission…….with disastrous results.

Dublin Science Week Open Day

There’s a fun filled family day of scientific shows and workshops taking place on Saturday, November 17, in the Convention Centre Dublin at the Dublin Science Week Family Open Day.

There are two sessions to choose from (11am or 2.30pm) on the day. Allow Scientific Sue and James Soper to blow your mind and there’s plenty of fun for all the family with interactive workshops and exhibitions.

For more details see

Christmas entertainment at Maydenhayes 

A family fun day is taking place at Maydenhayes, a luxury development of stylish 3, 4 & 5 bedroom family homes in Mornington, Co Meath, on Sunday November 18 from 1.30-4pm.

Santa, Christmas elves, balloon modellers and face painters will be there to entertain and festive refreshments will be served, including speciality hot chocolate and of course mince pies.

Of course there’s also a chance to see the beautiful new homes on offer and it’s an opportunity to meet some of the 150 families already living there as well as potential new neighbours. 

New homes are available from €295,000. For more information see

Book Fair

The Holy Faith Clontarf Parents’ Association November Book Fair will take place in the School Hall, Belgrove Road, on Friday, November 16 from 7pm-9pm; Saturday, November 17 from 10am to 2pm and Sunday, November 18 10am to 2pm. There will be lots of interesting titles for the dark winter evenings ahead.

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