Sunday 21 January 2018

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It's only a few weeks till the beginning of September and the start of the oyster season. And to celebrate the majesty of the mollusc, The Cliff Townhouse is holding its second annual oyster festival.

Running throughout September, there will be lectures about pearls and oysters, as well as evenings filled with flutes of champagne, Dungarvan beer and chilled oysters. The perfect way to spend a balmy September evening.

wwwThe Ukulele Hooley – Ireland's fourth annual ukulele festival will – take place in the People's Park in Dun Laoighaire on August 24 and 25.

There will be ukulele master classes, the 'uke busk bus' – a double decker that drives along the Dublin coastline with ukulele nuts strumming to their hearts content, and an open mic night for new players.

wwwDublin's Fringe Festival kicked off with a bang on Tuesday night in cool new speakeasy The Liquor Rooms.

Nestled next to the Clarence, this underground bar has a vintage American vibe with tin ceilings and quirky furniture.

Circus performers, actors and directors partied hard in the new venue. Fringe director Roise Goan was delighted they were the first to christen the venue. "It was like Challenge Anneka," she said. "There were hammers and paint everywhere 15 minutes before the doors opened."

wwwThere's nothing like tucking into freshly baked bread on a lazy weekend. And Dublin's newest bakery, Hansel and Gretel on Clare Street, is filled with sweet and savoury pastries, cookies and breads.

It's already a hit with TV presenter Angela Scanlon and stylist to the stars Ingrid Hoey.

wwwSummer Bay heartthrob Nic Westaway will be touring Ireland this winter appearing at some of our favourite pubs and clubs. Nic plays the part of hunky Kyle and will be joined by Rhiannon Fish, who plays April Scott.

The pair will open clubs and enjoy a pint or two as they travel the country. Saying goodbye to the sunny skies of Australia for the mist and rain of an Irish winter may seem bizarre, but the two cannot wait to touch down in Dublin.

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