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What To Do Today: Your IMAGE Guide To The Weekend


by Niamh ODonoghue
28th Jan 2017
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Here are a few things that the IMAGE team will be getting up to this weekend including high tea, flea markets, and a bit of diddley-idle. Happy Weekend!


Celebrate The Chinese New Year Here

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Were you born in the year of the rooster? If so, then it’s your lucky year! The Dublin Chinese New Year Festival welcomes the Year of the Rooster with a programme of events running from Jan 28th through to Feb 12th. The festival plans to deliver a high profile cultural and celebratory programme to mark this significant date in the Chinese Calendar. There is a whole range of special events taking place around the city this weekend to mark the occasion including art exhibitions, ping-pong competitions, and special Guinness tours delivered in Mandarin. See the full list of events here.

Enjoy The First Fleamarket Of 2017 Here

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The first Dublin flea market of 2017 takes place tomorrow?at the Dublin Food Co-op, Newmarket. Taking place on the last Sunday of every month, expect a bizarre bazaar of vintage clothing, bric-a-brac and what not’s. Don’t forget you can visit the Teeling Whiskey Distillery while you’re there too! Click here for more info?on the Dublin Flea Market.

Enjoy Some Diddley-Idle Here

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Channel your roots and get out and enjoy some trad this weekend! The Temple Bar Tred Fest ends with a bang this weekend after a week-long affair of singing,’dance, craic, pints, fiddles, and flutes. But that’s not all, there are plenty of family-friendly events taking place today and tomorrow including a city centre petting farm?and family concerts. Click here to see the full list of events taking place today and tomorrow. Don’t forget your tin whistle agus?c?pla focal!

Have High Fashion Tea Here

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Fancy fashionable tea? The Merrion Hotel officially welcomed The Berkeley in Knightsbridge and its legendary fashion afternoon tea,?Pr?t-?-Portea, this week.?Since 2006,?Pr?t-?-Portea’remains the original fashionista afternoon tea in London taking inspiration from key fashion styles from the world’s leading designers. Now Dubliners will have the opportunity to try fashion tea for themselves for one week only; from?Saturday, 28th January to Sunday, 5th February. What’s more, to celebrate?Pr?t-?-Portea’s 10 year anniversary, tea will be served by The Berkeley’s Head Pastry Chef Mourad Khiat at The Merrion. To make a reservation for?Pr?t-?-Portea click here.

Learn About Irish Costume History Here

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Learn about what our ancestors wore during the time of the reign of Queen Medb and the Vikings at the Irish Costume History Exhibition today until 6pm at A4 Sounds, Upper Dorset St, Dublin 1. The exhibition combines a series of drawings showing what people wore in Ireland from 8000 BC – 400 AD, eventually leading up to modern day. The images will also be available as limited edition prints. For more information on the exhibition click here.

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