Looking for something to do this week? We have a few ideas for you.
Read on to find out about events taking place around the country this week, new menus, festivals, news and more.
Mount Juliet Estate Embraces The Autumn Season
To celebrate the start of the autumn season, Mount Juliet Estate in Kilkenny is offering a variety of new packages. You can, for example, spend two nights in the Georgian Manor House with a three-course dinner in the Michelin-starred Lady Helen dining room, followed by a breakfast each morning, for €259 per night for two adults.
For Halloween, The Mount Juliet Juniors will entertain kids with activities from mask-making to traditional Halloween games. The two or three-night family Halloween break includes B&B, Kids Club and dinner on one evening, and children can enjoy complimentary access to the Mount Juliet Junior Club. This package is available from €189 per night for 2 adults and up to 2 children.
For further information and booking enquiries, visit mountjuliet.ie or phone +353 56 777 3000.
Sprezzatura Opens On Camden Street, Dublin
Dublin's newest opening is authentic handmade Italian pasta joint, Sprezzatura. Sustainability is top of the menu in this new restaurant and none of the dishes cost over €10 which, as costs in Dublin continue to rise, is very exciting to hear. Sprezzatura also offers a range of dishes suitable for vegans and coeliacs, so it sounds like this place could be a winner. We'll let you know our verdict when we visit, but to keep up with the team's exploits, follow Sprezzatura on Instagram.
Double8 In Bray Extends Its Opening Hours For Winter
Double8, an exciting new dumpling restaurant that opened recently in Bray, has announced extended opening hours for winter. The hype surrounding this new spot has been intense, with visitors loving the vegan options and the bizarre but delightful banoffee dessert dumplings. The restaurant is now open Thursdays 12-3pm, Friday and Saturday 12-8pm and Sunday 12-5pm, so head down soon to try some inventive dumplings.
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double 8 | Here is a snap of our Kung Po Chicken dumplings wrapped in freshly made Spice bag seasoning dumpling pastries. Chicken locally sourced from our neighbour Frank Doyle’s butchers in Bray. . . #dumpling #spicebag #fresh #spiceupyourlife #lemonvita #bray #discoverireland #lovindublin #lovindumplings #brayfood #brayfoodie #dublinfoodie
Meet The Makers Food Tour Of County Wicklow
A new food tour has been launched by Irish Food Tours in the Garden of Ireland, including a trip to Wicklow Way Wines, Wicklow Wolf Brewery, Kilruddery House, Firehouse Bakery and Glendalough Distillery. As well as these visits, the tour, which costs €150, includes tastings, dinner, transport from the city centre and more. Click here for more information.
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Yesterday we launched our multi-destination “Meet the Makers-Wicklow” tour with @killruddery, @wicklowwolf and @powerscourtdistilleryltd 🥳 A really wonderful group of @facebook Ireland Directors were the first through our doors for a cheese & chocolate paired wine tasting. What a fabulous day we had, and we look forward to many more!
Pappy Van Winkle Masterclass With Drew Mayville At The Shelbourne
Saturday, October 12th
This Saturday, The Shelbourne in Dublin will host an exclusive masterclass in 1824 with Master Blender from Buffalo Trace Distillery in Kentucky, Drew Mayville. Guests will be treated to a range of exciting tastings, including Thomas H. Handy Sazerac Rye Whiskey, Antique Collection and E.H. Taylor, Jr. Small Batch, Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, before finishing off with the very special Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve 20 years old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey.
Tickets for this special event, which are extremely limited, cost €75 per person and can be booked by contacting Marija at The Shelbourne on 01 663 4722 or emailing [email protected].
Fish Supper At Klaw In Aid Of The RNLI
Throughout October, Niall Sabongi's Klaw and The Seafood Café in Temple Bar and wholesale business Sustainable Seafood Ireland will add €2 to customers' bills to support the 24-hour search and rescue.
Speaking on the campaign, Niall said, ‘I am delighted to support the RNLI’s Fish Supper campaign. In my business, we rely on small fishing boats around the Irish coast to bring in our fresh catch and supply restaurants with the best in Irish fish. This time of year, we are getting into rougher weather and stormy seas and it is good to know that the RNLI are there if we need them.’
The RNLI is an on-call 24/7 search and rescue service operating forty-six lifeboat stations around Ireland. It relies on the generosity of the public to fund its lifesaving services. The charity’s volunteer lifeboat crew members often sacrifice their own mealtimes and special occasions to answer their pagers and help those in trouble at sea. The RNLI is busier than ever with over 1,500 volunteer lifeboat crew members in Ireland providing a 24-hour search and rescue service. In 2018 lifeboats were launched 995 times, bringing 1,351 people to safety.
Anyone can sign up online to host their own Fish Supper for friends and family or simply join in with the raft of Fish Suppers being organised by local RNLI fundraising teams, lifeboat crew volunteers and businesses across Ireland for the month of October. Simply sign up at https://rnli.org/fish-supper