The 2017 Festival runs froms Tuesday 25th to Saturday 29th April 2017.
The Punchestown Irish National Hunt Festival is one of the highlights of the Irish sporting and social calendar. The special combination of thrilling sporting action, brilliant live entertainment, delicious food and drink, family fun, dazzling glamour or casual comfort is unequalled thanks to the unique Punchestown Festival atmosphere. Click here for more information.
2. Father Ted festival 2017
This annual festival is running on the May bank holiday, Friday April 28th -Sunday 30th April 2017 Lisdoonvarna Co. Clare.
The festival includes visits to the father ted house, lovely girls pageants, karaoke competitions and of course the golden Cleric awards! For the full programme of events check out the festival website.
3. Giselle at the project arts centre
Ballet Ireland’s 21st-century telling of this romantic classic is a timeless tale of the redemptive power of love.
Giselle dies broken hearted by Albrecht, but her spirit returns to protect and forgive her now repenting lover from death at the hands of the vengeful Wilis.
Choreographed by Ludovic Ondiviela, former Royal Ballet dancer and choreographer, Giselle reminds us of how it feels to have your heart broken, but still yearn to love.
It runs from Saturday 22 April, 2017 through Saturday 29 April, 2017 at the project arts centre in Dublin.
4. Unhinged Comedy club
Unhinged Comedy Club runs every Wednesday and Sunday in The Ha’penny Bridge Inn. line-ups provided, along with loads of laughs. Laughter will be flying! Doors at 9pm. For more information about this event click here
5. High heels in Low Places
Join national treasure, performance legend, and accidental activist Panti Bliss in her hit comedy High Heels in Low Places, returning to Dublin this April.
Charting brushes with infamy, near misses with fame, and adventures in the seedy underbelly, the ‘High Queen of Ireland’ invites you into her ultra-padded, hyper-real, stiletto-shaped world, as she swaps stories from the gutter and trades the secrets of the stars. Staged by ThisIsPopBaby, a dynamic and ground-breaking Irish theatre company, don’t miss the chance to spend an evening with the gloriously irreverent and straight-talking Panti in High Heels in Low Places.
It’s happening Sunday 30 April 2017. Venue: Abbey Theatre. For more information check out the event info.