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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.

Poulot’s is a class apart

From the moment you step into Poulot’s Restaurant in Donnybrook, Dublin, you are entering a comfort zone, designed so you can relax and enjoy your meal.

And you certainly will enjoy your meal. Charming though the environment may be, the food prepared and cooked by Jean-Michel Poulot surpasses everything. A speciality is a Japanese-style yellow fin tuna, while the loin of venison is wonderful and delicately flavoured.

Poulot’s is not cheap. How could cuisine of this calibre be so? But it is superb value. For sheer flair, its excellence will make any celebration memorable.

The imaginative dishes set Poulot’s in a class apart. Starters include rabbit loin served with basil risotto, pepper compote and sage butter or seared duck fois gras, served with fig compote, toasted brioche and vinegar syrup. Main courses like the fillet of barbary duck is worth ordering just for the buttered green cabbage with which it is served. Seafood dishes include spiced scallops or roasted fillet of sea bass. Both are highly recommended.

For good calorific value try Opera Carupano for dessert. It contains 70% cocoa chocolate fondant! A little of what you fancy indeed.

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

Le Beaujolais Nouveau est arrive!

There are many great wines – some that are known for the vibrant colour, some because they are bursting with flavour, some because of the pleasing packaging.

Beaujolais Nouveau stands out from the pack. It is a wine free of pretentiousness, without the complexities that may intimidate those new to wine tasting.

From Thursday 15th November, Beajolais Nouveau is available at La Mere Zou, in St Stephen’s Green, Dublin. You can book a table at this wonderful restaurant quickly and easily with DublinEvents.

Beaujois Nouveau is very much an ‘immediate’ wine, so don’t miss your chance to sample this year’s vintage.

Riverside dining at Ashton’s

Perched comfortably on the banks of the river Dodder, Ashton’s is the restaurant you’ve been looking for.

By combining a quality menu with excellent atmosphere and convenience you won’t believe, Ashton’s seems almost to good to be true.

Ashton’s unique selling point is its address. Unlike other restaurants amid the jostle and traffic of the city centre Ashton’s is on the Clonskeagh Road; right in the heart of D6.

Convenience is the order of the day at Ashton’s, lying as it does within easy reach by many bus routes and the luas, or maybe even within the reach of a leisurely stroll – which you’ll certainly feel the benefit of after sampling their wonderful menu! There’s no better time to enjoy hearty local produce, especially since the food is so excellent.

When dining al fresco, you’ll find Ashton’s beautiful riverside garden to be one of the most unique, relaxing and atmospheric outdoor locations in the city.

Having recently refurbished their bistro and introducing a new seasonal menu, Ashton’s are a restaurant that is sure to be talked about for years to come, in fact, it’s already becoming quite the place to be seen among the city’s bold and beautiful, so you never know who you will be seeing propping up the bar or sitting down to dinner – unless you are there first.

For added convenience, you can reserve a table at Ashton’s with DublinEvents.