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Howth is Magic on Ice

Celebrate the festive season with a visit to the Howth Ice Rink.

The Howth is Magic on Ice includes an all weather ice rink, refreshment stands and a free playground for younger children.

If you want a break from the ice rink, or can’t stay up on the ice, you can also enjoy the view of Howth harbour. See if you can see the seals.

Howth is Magic on Ice is open from December 14th to January 13th, from 12pm – 10pm during the week and 11am – 10pm at weekends.

Open hours

Adult – €15
Child Under 12 – €8
Family – €44
Students – €12
School Children – €8
Tiny Tots – €8
Spectators – €2 entrance fee

Enjoy a great day out with Howth is Magic on Ice.

Celine Dion’s heart will go on to Dublin

Superstar diva Celine Dion will be appearing in Dublin on Friday 30 May 2008 as part of her European tour. She will perform at Croke Park, accompanied by operatic pop group Il Divo.

Tickets go on sale on Thursday 15th November, and are sure to sell out quickly. Book early to avoid disappointment.

Celine is one of the biggest selling artists in the world, with chart topping hits including “My Heart Will Go On” and “The Power of Love”.

‘Taking Chances’, is Celine Dion’s first English studio album in over 3 years and includes the single of the same name. The album is available now.

Celine’s 2008 European tour includes:

2 May – Manchester – M.E.N Arena
6 May – London – 02 Arena
13 May – Antwerp – Sportpaleis
14 May – Antwerp – Sportpaleis
16 May – Antwerp – Sportpaleis
19 May – Paris – Omnisports de Bercy
20 May – Paris – Omnisports de Bercy
21 May – Paris – Omnisports de Bercy
24 May – Paris – Omnisports de Bercy
25 May – Paris – Omnisports de Bercy
27 May – Paris – Omnisports de Bercy
30 May – Dublin – Croke Park
02 June – Amsterdam – Amsterdam Arena
05 June – Copenhagen – Parken
07 June – Stockholm – Globe
24 June – Zurich – Hallenstadion
09 July – Geneva – Stade de Genève

Meat Loaf in Concert – Belfast, November 22nd

One of rock’s most recognisable and enduring personalities, Meat Loaf comes to Belfast’s Odyssey Arena for one night only on November the 22nd for what’s sure to be another earth-shaking epic extravaganza of a show.

Meat Loaf’s chequered career has had its ups and downs through the years, but his live performances have consistently drawn armies of devoted fans and his talents as a stage performer remain undimmed.

The Three Bats tour showcases the third instalment of his record-breaking Bat Out Of Hell album trilogy. The Bat trilogy began thirty years ago in 1977, and has been wildly successful ever since – incredibly, the original Bat Out Of Hell album has never left the top 200 UK album chart since its initial release!

Mixing classic favourites with fresh new tracks from the latest album, the Three Bats tour chronicles thirty years of timeless rock hits in a theatrical spectacular of sound and vision that’s guaranteed to take you to hell and back in one unforgettable night!

Get your tickets now to see Meat Loaf in action.

The Usual Suspects

Coming to UGC cinemas throughout Ireland this Monday is The Usual Suspects, Bryan Singer’s masterpiece of crime and deceit.

Already a modern film noir classic, this tense thriller has one of the most famous plot twists in movie history, and if you’ve never seen it before you should jump at this opportunity. Even if you know the film well (and let’s face it, who doesn’t) this rare chance to see it on the big screen shouldn’t be missed.

Featuring breakout performances from Kevin Spacey and Benicio Del Toro and launching Bryan Singer as a major new directorial talent in Hollywood, The Usual Suspects is an iconic movie that keeps you guessing right up until the final credits start to roll.

Book your ticket now to avoid disappointment!

Sean Hughes Live at Vicar Street

Versatile comic all-rounder Sean Hughes returns to his first love of stand-up with his latest show at Vicar Street on Saturday the 27th of October.

Although he’s been away from the stand up scene for some eight years, he hasn’t exactly been resting on his laurels. With TV appearances in The Last Detective and Never Mind the Buzzcocks, his own show on Channel Four and even a stint on the West End stage in a serious role – not to mention two critically-acclaimed novels under his belt – it’s not surprising that he’s had little time for stand up. But now he’s back and in fine form on his home turf.

Behind Sean’s crumpled, hangdog looks and laconic delivery lies a surprisingly acerbic wit that veers effortlessly from the sublime through the surreal to the ridiculous, with plenty of audience interaction thrown in to spice up the mix. A real veteran of the comedy scene (having been the youngest ever winner of the coveted Perrier Award), stand up is obviously Sean’s natural medium, and his innate confidence on stage gives his material a laid-back spontaneity that can’t fail to impress.

Age hasn’t mellowed Sean one bit: in fact, if anything it’s lent a slightly darker tinge to his act as he bemoans his lot as a still-unmarried fortysomething with a self-deprecating honesty that’s at times almost touching while remaining consistently hilarious. That’s not to say his show is entirely self-absorbed, however – he retains his sharp eye for topical gags as well, sending up the absurdities of modern life with some perfectly-crafted one-liners.

In his own words: “I used to work in a subliminal message tape factory. We were only paid £2 an hour but no one seemed to mind…”

If you want to see a comedy great at the height of his powers, check out Sean Hughes this Saturday at Vicar Street.