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Comedian Deirdre O’Kane joins talented line-up for the gigs

Comedian Deirdre O’Kane joins talented line-up for the gigs

Comedian Deirdre O’Kane joins talented line-up for the gigs

After a wet and miserable few weeks, things are set to warm up for the bank holiday weekend.

According to Met Eireann, temperatures will hit a balmy 21C. Which is just as well, because there are loads of great activities planned for the Easter break.

On Saturday, revellers can try their hands at decorating chocolate eggs with Dollard & Co Irish artisanal chocolate producer Cocoa Atelier.

Participants will be able to decorate six small eggs in a takeaway carton, and while their handiwork is setting, they can taste some goodies and indulge in a Cocoa Atelier signature hot chocolate. Sessions take place at 11am and 1pm at Dollard & Co in Temple Bar.

Easter egg hunts are taking place across the county, most of them free. However, they are in huge demand and most require booking.

One of the hunts is at Ballymun's Rediscovery Centre on Saturday. Follow the trail, find the clues and collect as many as you can.

Whoever collects the most wins the special Easter prize.

Anyone looking for a laugh should head to the Smock Alley Theatre to watch the hilarious Fur City, an improvised soap opera with puppets.

The production, which can be seen tomorrow and Saturday, features some of Ireland's most talented comedy performers and improvisers.

Brunch

On Sunday, families can enjoy a leisurely two-hour cycle in the Phoenix Park from 2pm and an Easter Egg hunt.

Organisers recommend participants wear festive or silly clothes to add to the fun.

A Free Gaff Sunday Brunch with live performances from hip hop and electronic acts at an unknown Ballsbridge home from noon to 5pm has been organised by Red Bull (see its website for details).

The annual Rock Against Homelessness concert takes place on Tuesday night at the Olympia Theatre.

Deirdre O'Kane will join a talented line-up including Camille O'Sulivan, Aidan Gillen, Finbar Furey, Tommy Fleming and Duke Special.

Tickets cost €35, with proceeds going to homeless charity Focus Ireland.

Met Eireann says tomorrow will be dry and warm with long spells of spring sunshine and top temperatures of 17 to 21C.

Saturday will be another warm and mostly dry day, with long sunny spells through much of Leinster and Munster.

It will be a cloudy Easter Sunday, with some patches of rain or drizzle, but sunny breaks are expected towards the evening.

Easter Monday will be a significantly cooler day, with scattered showers feeding in off the Atlantic as remaining rain in the east clears out.

The rest of the week will be generally unsettled with normal to low temperatures.