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Jig is an exciting new Irish Dancing Show, which showcases Irish Dancing in its original form. Our world-class dancers will introduce audiences to the history and evolution of Irish Dance and lead them through the complexities of the steps and moves involved. This multi media dance show runs twice daily in the new Powerscourt Theatre in Powerscourt Townhouse Centre. It’s a must see for anyone who has an interest in experiencing a world-class piece of Irish dance theatre.

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The Manchester Evening News recently ran a Weekend supplement highlighting the best places to visit in Dublin – delighted to say that Powerscourt Townhouse was a must visit!

“One of my favourite parts of the trip was a wander round Powerscourt Townhouse, a quirky shopping emporium where old meets new. Housed in an 18th Century lord’s party-pad, with additional extensions set around a courtyard, it houses a variety of independent retailers offering antiques, homewares, ribbons, and contemporary and vintage clothing.”

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The Dollstore, Hospital & Museum has arrived at the Powersourt Centre. The shop which is one of Dublin’s oldest institutions, loved by young and old has been given a fantasial space in the Ballroom,(formally the Soloman Gallery) where it will house with care and pride, a precious Museum of Childhood Dolls & Teddy bears.

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Already listed as one of the top ten things to see in Dublin this year by Failte Ireland and estimated to attract over 30,000 visitors a year to Powerscourt centre, Jigs is sure to bring something new and exciting to the centre.

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The Powerscourt Townhouse Centre is delighted to announce they will be welcoming the Dolls Hospital in the coming weeks. The story behind the move is one that has captured the nation over the last few days, with distressed callers ringing our national airwaves at the thought of the Dolls Hospital closing. Well fear not, on hearing the news, Mary Larkin, manager of the Powerscourt Town House Centre in Dublins City Centre sprang into action.

Owner of Irelands only Dolls Hospital Mellisa Nolan, who is thrilled that they have found a new home at the Powerscourt TownHouse Centre in Dublins City Centre

Commenting on the move “They are one of Dublin’s oldest institutions, a shop that is loved by everybody, young and old.  I went over to see Melissa when I heard the shop was closing, and I was saying what a loss this is going to be for Dublin not to mention the reaction she has been receiving from all over the country.  She gave me a full tour of her beautiful shop, where she showed me dolls dating back to 192O, teddy nbears, miniatures, what beautiful displays, I would just have loved to stay there for the day.  We chatted about her idea of creating a Museum of Childhood and Dolls Store, and  I said that perhaps  we could do something very special for her in the Powerscourt Centre, since Powerscourt being a listed Georgian building, the link would marry up well.  She was taken by the idea and came over to view the space I had in mind, the old ballroom, with its beautiful original ceilings, wonderful light, just exactly what would create a beautiful home for her dolls.

We are absolutely thrilled that Melissa was as eager as us to set up in the Centre. This means that now instead of packing up her dolls in boxes, she can just move across the road, to her new home.

ABOUT THE DOLLS HOSPITAL: Irelands only Specialist Stockist of Designer Dolls, Doll houses & Miniatures. For over 40 years they have been making dreams come through at the Dolls Store. Here Dolls and Bears rub shoulders happily with their contemporary cousins. Dolls have a special place for in our lives and we at the Dolls Store have a passion for all things cute and cuddly, big or small. Even damaged dolls or teddies have a place in our hearts and we at the Dolls Hospital can care for your dearest friends.

 

***COMING SOON***

CHECK OUT www.dollstore.ie FOR FURTHER INFORMATION OR  www.powerscourtcentre.ie

 

IT’S ELEGANCE ON A BUDGET AT DUBLIN’S NEWEST POP UP RESTAURANT – Pyg Cafe!

Dublin has a brand new restaurant – for December at least! The popular Pyg café in the Powerscourt Townhouse Centre has just launched the new ‘Pop Up’ Pyg Restaurant – offering a multi-cultural array of great value dishes right in heart of Georgian Dublin.

Situated in the centre of Powerscourt Townhouse on South William Street, this beautiful, historic building offers diners the perfect combination of attractively priced dishes in the glorious elegant and ambient surroundings of this 18th century venue.

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This year more than ever, the centre will play host to an abundance of Christmas Activity through out the month of December. All entertainment is COMPLIMENTARY,with something for all of the family! There will be ‘Create Christmas’ workshops for adults and Children on te second floor, Lunchtime Opera, Puppet Shows and creative puppet making workshops as well as Choirs and Entertainment on stage thoughout the month of December.

As there is so much fantatic entertainment happening we have compiled an Events Calender for you – which has everything listed. Please Click on the Icon below to view the full Powerscourt Events Calendar!

Christmas Last Weekend Market

“Last Weekend Market to get those special Christmas gifts at the Powerscourt Gallery festive arts and crafts Market.”

The Christmas Last Weekend Market will commence on Saturday 10th of December from 12 – 5pm.

The Market aims to showcase the best of Ireland’s artists and crafts people.

If any one is looking for an original unique present … look no further than the Christmas Last Weekend Market in the Powerscourt Gallery.

Crafts such as beautiful jewellery, wedding stationary, Hand-crafted knitwear & hand-bags, amazing original artworks to name but a few, all at very affordable prices. Drop By and check it out and get the most original Christmas gifts that everybody will love!

 

 

Create Christmas is Coming to the Powerscourt Centre!

Create Christmas is a temporary creative space which will open in the Powerscourt Townhouse Centre, Dublin, for the Christmas period. There will be workshops for adults and children, where you can learn how to make your own Christmas cards, wrapping paper, decorations or small gifts! Get creative this Christmas!

Workshops will begin on  Thursday the 1st of December.

Thurs 1st December: at 1-2pm &  6-7pm for  adults
Friday 2nd December: at 1-2pm and 6-7pm for adults
Saturday 3rd December: at 11-12pm and 2-3pm for young people aged 6-12
Sunday 4th December: at 3-4pm for young people aged 6-12

Thurs 8th December: at 1-2pm & 6-7pm for adults
Friday 9th December: at 1-2pm & 6-7pm for adults
Saturday 10th December: at 11-12pm & 2-3pm for young people aged 6-12
Sunday 11th December: at 3-4pm for young people aged 6-12

Thurs 15th December: at 1-2pm &  6-7pm for adults
Friday 16th December: at 1-2pm & 6-7pm for adults
Saturday 17th December: at 11-12pm & 2-3pm for young people aged 6-12
Sunday 18th December: at 3-4pm for young people aged 6-12
Thursday 22nd December: at 11-12pm & 3-4pm for young people aged 6-12

For More Informaiton Check out the Create Christmas Blog:
http://www.createchristmas.blogspot.com/

Create Christmas at The Powerscourt Centre

Better then Socks Auction December 2nd

The SCOOP’s BETTER THEN SOCKS Christmas Auction & After Party takes place in the Powerscourt Centre THIS FRIDAY December 2nd @8pm!

Better Than Socks is an Auction of surreal and ideal Christmas gifts, the brilliant and different. THE GIFTS MONEY CAN’T BUY, nor can you buy in the shops. The gifts that will (honestly) make someone’s Christmas, or could even change their lives!! Anything that’s Better Than Socks!

Yes, you can buy your brother a skydive, your wee sis the chance to be a Zoo Keeper, your Gran can ring the bells at Christchurch on New Year’s Eve, your Dad can play a round at one of Ireland’s top courses, or you can get your mum a brand new fitted marble Fire-Place!

DONT MISS OUT!! FRIDAY DECEMBER 2ND 2011 @ 8PM


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