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The Sin Bin

The weekly round up

All you need to know for the week ahead.


If you're looking for places to go and things to do this week, there's plenty going on around the country.

Here are just some of the highlights, from a pop up wine tasting to some brilliant sustainability initiatives. 

The Sin Bin
The Sin Bin

The 6 Nations at The Sin Bin

Saturday 8th February

If you’re thinking of heading out to watch Ireland take on Wales in the Six Nations this weekend, there’s one new Dublin venue that could fit the bill. The aptly named bar, The Sin Bin in the revamped Mont hotel is showing the game and has an extensive food and drinks menu on offer too.  The recently opened venue focuses on Irish produce where possible (FX Buckley and Keeling’s are among its food suppliers) and the menu includes wood-fired pizzas, barbecue ribs, burgers, and chicken wings.

The Sin Bin, 2 Merrion Street Lower, Dublin 2. 

Pop Up Wine Tasting

Saturday 8th February, The Black Gate Cultural Centre, Galway

The multi-purpose Black Gate cultural centre on Frances Street, Galway is hosting a pop up wine tasting this weekend. The hour and a half class will cover everything from an introduction to wine making and grape growing to how to taste wine. You’ll get to try four different wines and will take home tasting notes and lots of information to further your wine adventures. Tickets are €25 per person and there are just 25 places available. You can book tickets here.  

The Aviva Stadium’s sustainability initiative

The Guinness Six Nations is well under way and it’s great to see that the home of Irish rugby, the Aviva Stadium, is making steps to increase sustainability. Along with Levy Ireland and Diageo it has launched reusable cups, aiming to cut back on more than half a million single use plastic cups it used annually. Fans can reuse they cups and, when they’re finished, can drop them off at the designated spots or to one of the bars. The Aviva is also launching reusable condiment dispensers, which will save around 370,000 individual plastic sachets from being wasted.


Sparkling teas at Wilde at The Westbury

More and more of us are becoming increasingly mindful of our alcohol consumption, often choosing to cut back or go alcohol-free now and again. It’s reassuring to know there are exiting options, beyond the classic sparkling water or run of the mill soft drinks. Wilde at The Westbury, Dublin has expanded its drinks menu to offer more low- and non-alcohol options. There’s Leitz alcohol-free sparkling riesling and rosé, as well as low-alcohol Copenhagen Sparkling Teas developed by Danish sommelier Jacob Kocemba .


The return of Market Park at Jam Park, Swords, Co Dublin

Sunday February 9th, 11am – 4pm, entry is free

Eatyard & Jam Park’s themed monthly Sunday market is back this week, promising great food and a whole lots of fun. This  Sunday’s market is a collaboration  with Kilogram - Vintage Kilo Sale .Along with special Eatyard food guests, shoppers will be able to buy vintage clothing by weight (at €25 per kilo) so you’ll get to do your bit for sustainability as well as having a great day out.  All the event info is here.