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Tuesday, 16th April, 2019 7:00pm

Easter at Dublin Zoo

This Easter bank holiday weekend, families are invited to experience a host of Easter-themed activities at Dublin Zoo, including an exciting Easter trail, games, face-painting and more!

The events will run from 12pm until 4pm on Easter Sunday and Monday (April 21 & 22) and promise to be fun-filled days for the entire family. Little ones can enjoy festive face-painting and will delight in the Easter-themed trail around the Zoo, while the whole family can enjoy a live DJ throughout the day. With carnival style games and an Easter bunny on site, this promises to be a great family day out!

Sweet Charity

Baldoyle Musical Society proudly presents ‘Sweet Charity’, from April 23-27 at 8pm at St Mary’s Secondary School, Baldoyle. 

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the release of the classic movie which features such hits as ‘Rhythm of Life’, ‘Hey Big Spender’, and ‘If They Could See Me Now’. 

Tickets are priced at €15, and €12 for concessions and groups (of 10 and over). Book at 085-1378329 or


‘Beginning’ is an excellent play that is continuing at the Gate Theatre until April 20.

Written by British playwright David Eldridge, ‘Beginning’ tells the story of two London singles who meet as a late night birthday party winds down.

Tickets are from €15. For more information, visit


Actor and writer Ali Hardiman’s debut play ‘Electric’ has been getting fantastic reviews and it’s coming to Axis in Ballymun on Wednesday, April 17. It’s a laugh out loud comedy about two girls from either side of Dublin who meet at the madness of Electric Picnic and find themselves breaking down the barriers that divide them.

From the moment the audience arrives they are immersed in the festival experience; with fabric wristbands as tickets, festival artists doing face painting and glitter and the theatre is designed like walking into a huge tent for the performance. Tickets from €10 can be booked online at

Birth of Irish Modernism

A new exhibition, ‘The Birth of Irish Modernism in Irish Art’, has opened at the State Apartments Galleries in Dublin Castle, 

Curated by David Britton, the exhibition explores the development of modernism in Ireland beginning in 1920, a period of political turmoil for the country and ending in the modern Ireland of 1960 and contains 47 works by such artists as Roderic O’ Conor, Jack B. Yeats, Paul Henry and Sir John Lavery,

It’s on display until August 18. Times: 9.45am–5.15pm every day and admission is €3.


A reclusive children’s writer becomes wildly successful. Her books are treasured across the country. But when a troubling narrative starts to unfold, we find ourselves asking: what matters more, the storyteller or the story? Heather is a short, sharp play about language, prejudice and the power of stories. It runs at Bewley’s Café Theatre from April 15 to May 4. Booking: 086-8784001 /

Living History Tours

Have you ever wondered what it might have been like to live in the Middle Ages? No mobile phones, no iPads and no television! Well don’t worry. Now you can have the best of both worlds as Dalkey Castle & Heritage Centre has announced its Living History Tours are returning just in time for the Easter break. Tours take place every day except Tuesday. Drop in tours are €9.95 for an adult and €7.95 for a child under 12. A family ticket (two adults and two children) is €25.

A Day in May

‘A Day in May’ is the story of the long fight that led to marriage equality – the story of how a country that was one of the most conservative in the West became the first in the world where the people voted for marriage equality.

The play takes us from the dark days of 1982 and the murder of Declan Flynn, through decriminalisation and the split in the movement over civil partnership, up to the campaign for marriage equality and #hometovote.

Happening at Draíocht, Blanchardstown on Thursday, April 18 at 8pm.

Giant Bubble Shows

Jervis Shopping Centre is hosting a fantastic programme of free family events on Saturdays during April.

With events happening on the first floor, parents can keep the kids entertained and take turns browsing the retailers the centre has to offer. This Saturday (April 20) from 1-5pm there’s Giant Bubble Shows, where you can jump into a giant bubble or try to catch the biggest bubble you’ve ever seen... plus keep an eye out for the Easter Bunny.

For added excitement, Jervis Shopping Centre staff will be giving out prize-filled balloons. Simply bring your balloon to the event space to see if you have won a prize.


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