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Katherine Lynch enjoyed a cup of tea with Margaret Browne in Powerscourt Town Centre to launch the Alone Laugh for Loneliness campaign. ALONE, the charity that supports older people age at home, is asking members of the public to offer friendship and support to older people living alone this Christmas. ALONE will be hosting dinner dances and volunteers will be delivering Christmas trees, this holiday season. If you want to find out how you can help, ALONE can be contacted on (01) 679 1032.

The Great Street Award was won by South William Street in Dublin, ahead of Argyle Street and Kirkgate in Leeds. South William Street won, as it has demonstrated an inherited flexibility and a creative use of the past. “The street has consistently had to reinvent itself and each reinvention has added layers of richness and delight to the street’s special place in Dublin. The small grain of development allows start-up businesses to flourish and the supportive nature of the business community has encouraged growth” stated Alistair Barr Academy of Urbanism, lead assessor.

If you’re looking for a designer wedding dress that looks couture but is affordable, the Ronald Joyce collection offers precisely that. Immaculate detail and a first-class fit that is within your reach. The Ronald Joyce collection is unmistakably elegant and feminine. Veni Infantino designs are always unique, stunning and indisputably sophisticated. She wants the brides she dresses to look and feel as fabulous as possible in their once-in-a-lifetime gowns.

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are proud here at the Powerscourt Centre to partner with Centra in supporting the Irish Cancer Society for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, where we have unveiled a Pink Rose Installation on the ground floor.

The Installation was created using 3,100 roses, representing the number of people that would be told they have breast cancer this year.

If you stop by the wall, share a picture and use the hashtag #CentraScentsMakeSense, Centra will donate €1 for every pic to the Irish Cancer Society.

I: @Centra_irl

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The inaugural Irish Independent Retail Awards 2018 welcomed over 150 guests at the Crowne Plaza Dublin Airport Hotel, on Monday 1st October, in a first attempt to reward Irish independent retailers for serving and enhancing our communities, which saw Chupi announced as the independent jewellery store of the year.

At the tender age of 21, Chupi Sweetman was scouted by Topshop from her first year in college as the youngest designer to ever work for the company. She went from a student to a serious designer overnight. However, after a six-year career in fast-fashion, Chupi wanted to create something that lasted forever and celebrated Ireland’s incredible design heritage, and so in April 2013 ‘Chupi’ the brand was born.

The team of 23 talented individuals ship the beautiful pieces to 64 countries around the world and have gone from an Irish startup to an internationally adored brand.

Irresistibly drawn to wild and natural things, Chupi’s designs are inspired by the imperfect natural beauty of feathers, twigs and leaves complemented by the sparkliest diamonds and gemstones. All of their precious jewellery is handmade with love in Ireland with ethical gold and conflict-free diamonds.

Just 2 years ago Chupi at Atrium opened on the top floor of the Powerscourt Centre.

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The National Geographic published a neighbourhood guide to Dublin, where the Pepper Pot received one of the finest compliments for an eatery in Dublin. Clearly it has been a local favourite for years, as the same sandwich ranked number 10 on a list of Dublin’s Best Sandwiches.

The roasted pear and bacon sandwich which mixes sizzling Irish bacon with 15 Fields Cheddar, sweet slices of roast pear and mustardy mayo between two doorsteps of crusty white bread according to this article is the perfect start to a Dublin day as well as being described as ‘heaven’ – if you haven’t tried it yet, you are missing out!

Visit their website for a full list of menus and specials.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/thepepperpot

Instagram: @thepepperpotcafe

Twitter: @thepepperpotcafe 

Culture Night at Powerscourt Centre 2018

Culture Night returns on Friday 21st September 2018with venues and public spaces across the island of Ireland opening their doors to host a programme of free late-night entertainment, as part of an all-island celebration of arts, heritage and culture. Now in its thirteenth year, Culture Night is delighted to be back celebrating the creatives of our nation.

Here at Powerscourt Centre we will be opening our doors to our historical past, providing a Grand Tour of Lord Powerscourt’s beautiful townhouse. Tours will take place from the steps of the house, 59 South William Street at 5.30pm and 7.30pm starting in the kitchens of the main house and ending in the magnificent ballroom.

Time: 4pm – 9pm

Address: 59 South William St, Dublin 2

Website Link: https://culturenight.ie/event/powerscourt-townhouse-centre/

 

More information: 

Website: https://culturenight.ie/

Email: info@culturenight.ie

 Phone: +353 1 969 5259

DUBLINTOWN FASHION FESTIVAL 2018

The countdown is on as the DublinTown Fashion Festival 2018 is coming soon!

Wednesday 12th September, 2018 – The Collective

This will be an invite-only event, however there will be plenty of opportunities to WIN one of the many tickets we will give away to the public to attend this extravagant main event and fashion show. Be sure to follow us on TwitterFacebook and Instagram to ensure your chance of winning tickets!

Thursday 13th September, 2018 – TBA
Friday 14th September, 2018 – TBA
Saturday 15th September, 2018 – TBA

 

 

Lots more information on DublinTown Fashion Festival to come soon! 

 

DublinTown Fashion Festival 2018

The year is 1774 and Richard Wingfield 3rd Viscount Powerscourt and his wife Lady Amelia Wingfield have just moved into their beautiful townhouse at number 59 South William Street, Dublin.

On Wed 22nd, at 11am to celebrate @nationalheritageweek there will be a guided tour through the magnificent rooms of the Powerscourt Centre.

This grand tour will transport you back to the eighteenth century with this wonderful tour. Starting in the Kitchens and ending in the Ballroom you will catch a glimpse of what life was like in Georgian Dublin.

Powerscourt Centre is a speciality shopping centre set in an elegant Georgian house centrally located just off Grafton Street. Formally, 59 South William Street was home to Richard Wingfield 3rd Viscount Powerscourt (1730-1788) and his wife Lady Amelia, who bought the Townhouse to entertain guests during Parliament season.

Meeting place for the tour is on the steps at the South William Street entrance to Powerscourt Centre. After the tour is finished, relax with a meal from one of our restaurants while listening to the resident pianist play at 12pm.

Anyone looking to spot the next Jack B Yeats, Robert Ballagh, Maser or Conor Harrington should plan a visit to the Powerscourt Town Centre this August 10th to 31st where 15 budding Irish artists will have their paintings on display for all to enjoy. The young artists were all finalists in Sightsavers Ireland’s Junior Painter Awards.

Disability campaigner and little person Sinead Burke (aka Minnie Melange) and Laureate na nÓg and illustrator PJ Lynch were two of this year’s judges who had the difficult task of selecting winning paintings such as the mysterious and colourful ‘The Horizan Horeyesan’ featuring cartoon-like characters within a jigsaw puzzle; while ‘Climate Controller Station Bringing Fairness to all Nations’ is an intriguing and intelligent painting about the important world issue of climate change.

The young artists responded creatively to this year’s theme, ‘Put Us In The Picture’. 12-year-old Patricia Poprawa from Glenswilly National School, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal was announced the overall winner for her inspiring and thought-provoking creation ‘Draw me in…I’m waiting.’

Students from hundreds of primary schools across the country took part in the Junior Painter Awards which aims to inspire children to express their artistic talent and develop an appreciation of the importance and value of their own sight while considering kids in developing countries that haven’t been as lucky as them.

For more information visit www.sightsavers.org/junior-painter or join the conversation on social media using #JuniorPainter


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