SO Fine Art Editions, one of Ireland’s leading contemporary art galleries, located on the second floor of the Powerscourt Centre, will be hosting the Dr Barbara Rae exhibition for one month from this Thursday 27th February until Thursday 26th March.
Bringing vibrancy into the dull month of February, the prolific Dr Barbara Rae, Royal Academician painter and master printmaker, will be exhibiting her recent works at SO Fine Art Editions in South William Street’s Powerscourt Centre. The exhibition includes works that summon the history of place, people and the passing of time with powerful, fluid brush strokes and outstanding colour.
During journeys to Ireland, Italy, France, Spain, Southwest USA and the Arctic, Rae’s exhibition accumulates her inspiration. Before beginning to sketch, she spent weeks meeting people in each particular location, researching local history and delving into the spirit of the place. She then brought that research back to develop it into prints and paintings in her Edinburgh studio. The exhibition will include screen prints, etchings and monoprints from such travels.
One notable example is Rae’s 2018 exhibition ‘The Northwest Passage’ which began in 2013, followed with a series of expeditions into the Arctic. The Orcadian cartographer and explorer Dr. John Rae inspired this journey, resulting in a series of works that were imbued with history while retaining the contemporary intensity that is a signature of Rae’s work. The exhibition premiered at the Royal Scottish Academy before travelling to the Pier Arts Centre, Orkney, and Canada House, London, in autumn 2018.
Barbara Rae studied at the Edinburgh College of Art. After some years as a secondary school art teacher, she went onto lecturing in drawing and painting at Charles Rennie Macintosh’s School of Art in Glasgow. Rae is a recipient of numerous awards, scholarships, and honorary degrees, her work is exhibited in national museums, and public and private collections the world over.
We at Powerscourt Centre are honoured to be showing this unique selection of Barbara Rae’s work in SO Fine Art Editions and encourage you to drop by before the month is out.
Only one more day until Valentine’s Day!
Love will be in the air tomorrow from 3pm-5pm as our Resident Pianist serenades shoppers with beautiful melodies. Pop by to enjoy and celebrate!
Don’t forget that we have over fifty shops and restaurants for you to choose the perfect gift for your loved one. If jewellery is what you are after, Powerscourt Centre offers more selection than you could ever imagine. With vintage antiques, bespoke hand-designs and brand new rings to name a few. Choose between CM Weldon, Commins & Co, Antiques Delphi, Matthew Weldon, Chupi, Corr’s Jewellers, The Silver Shop, Gollum’s Precious, Kish Jewellers, Michael Perry Jewellers and MoMuse. You will be spoiled for choice this Valentine’s Day.
Visit the iconic Powerscourt Centre tomorrow for lunch or dinner and have a romantic meal for two in the wonderful, heritage filled setting that is Powerscourt Townhouse Centre. Little Pyg, La Cucina, Farrier & Draper, Pygmalion and The Pepper Pot will be serving food tomorrow throughout the day.
Pick up a bouquet of flowers for the one you love from our resident florist, The Garden. Enjoy their wide variety of flowers, plants, containers and beautiful Valentine’s and writing cards.
Covet Boudoir will be kicking off their Valentine’s sale tomorrow morning at 10am. They have some stunning, one-of-a-kind dresses that would be perfect for either a Valentine’s or a GALentine’s night out. Also in the sale department, Ciara Bridal have launched their Valentine’s sale and have some beautiful wedding dresses at discounted prices available to purchase.
Powerscourt Centre is the place to be this weekend! For all things jewellery, clothing and dining, join us to celebrate the most romantic day of the year.
What an amazing year this has been for Irish Whiskey and the future looks bright. The Whiskey Trail in Powerscourt Centre have compiled a list of their 12 Best Irish Whiskeys of 2019 that have been tried, tasted and reviewed over the last year. They also have a 10% discount on any tours extended until the end of January using the discount code XMAS10!
With the release of so many great whiskeys this year, they couldn’t try them all, but they did try! This year really saw some exceptional releases such as the Redbreast Dream Cask series, Redspot 15 years old and a possible favourite, the Glendalough 13 Mizanara release. They looked back to some amazing drams that won awards this year, like the Irishman 17-year old and Sonny Molloy’s Redbreast.
This was a hard year to narrow it down to 12 as it was one of the most exciting years for Irish Whiskey.
Redbreast Dream Cask Birdhouse Limited Edition 32 Year Old
Redbreast Dream Cask 32 Year Old represents the perfect contribution of flavours through a careful maturation journey, rounded out by a particularly sublime sherry butt. This is a Redbreast Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey All Sherry Single Cask bottling.
As a Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey it has those wonderful spices that are so characteristic of single pot still distillate.”– Billy Leighton, Master Blender
This is a truly rare and unique whiskey, Redbreast Dream Cask is a dream that started 32 years ago, from the first parcel of Redbreast 21 ever laid down. Back in 2017 Dream Cask was unveiled by Redbreast Master Blender Billy Leighton to mark a special celebration of World Whiskey Day.
The Irishman 17 Year Old Single Malt
Crowned overall Irish Whiskey of the Year at the annual event, the accolade tops off what has been a fantastic year for The Irishman 17-Year-Old Single Malt. It was also named Best Irish Single Cask Whiskey at the Irish Whiskey Awards on top of taking home a Masters medal at the Irish Whiskey Masters earlier this year and being crowned Irish Single Cask of the Year by Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible 2019.
Sonny Molloys RedBreast 16 Year Old
This is a real contender for #1 this year. Aged in a 500 litre Spanish Oak sherry cask, only 570 bottles have been yielded. The result is a limited-edition and truly collectable whiskey. Just 200 bottles will be released for general sale by Sonny Molloy’s this Friday, November 16th, originally launched at the exclusive price of €345. Each bottle forms part of an exclusive gift set, featuring two specially engraved Galway Irish Crystal tumblers and a certificate of authenticity, signed by Master Distiller, Brian Nation. Read More…
Glendalough Mizunara 13 Year Old
The winner of World Best Irish Whiskey, was the first Irish Whiskey released with a Japanese minuzara finish. Extremely rare, and expensive, virgin Japanese mizunara, comes from Hokkaido, the rugged most northern island of Japan. The mizunara puncheon amplifies much of what is already there while layering on more vanilla smoothness, sandalwood notes and even a little coconut, or gorse flower if you’re from our neck of the woods. This is a whiskey that’s hard to make. It is unique in terms of what is being done with Irish whiskey and it is very limited. This is one to savour.
Red Spot 15 Years Old Single Pot Still
This one is special, Red Spot was Last seen 50 years ago, the re-imagining of Red Spot began in the early 2000’s when Marsala fortified wine casks were procured from the Florio winery in Sicily. In 2004, these were filled with a five-year-old Bourbon matured single pot still Irish whiskey.
Method & Madness Single Pot Still Whiskey In French Chestnut
This is quite a unique and special single pot still whiskey. Thanks to our Irish regulations our whiskey has to be aged in wood; making no one wood specific to us, hence the ability to play around. This is the main mantra for the Method and Madness range. This pot still is finished in chestnut casks sourced from the Isére region in France.
This a great example of a marriage between a good sherry bodega and whiskey producer. Enjoy and avoid adding water as it will dull it. Some Irish Whiskey is perfect straight from the bottle and this is a fine example;
Tullamore DEW 14 Year Old Single Malt
A triple-distilled Irish single malt that has been patiently aged for up to 14 years in ex-Bourbon barrels and then finished in 4 different cask types being old ex-Oloroso Sherry Butts, ex-Port Pipes and ex-Madeira Drums for a minimum of 6 months for a perfect balance and then bottled at 41.3%
This is a fan favorite on all of their tours, once you try it you’ll be a fan too. A really complex whiskey that is perfectly balanced. It is great paired with cheese!
Green Spot Château Léoville Barton
Two very distinguished and admired families come together and marry their talents. Mitchells and Léoville Barton. This whiskey is aged in Cabernet Sauvignon Casks from Château Léoville Barton.
On the nose this pot still whiskey sings beautifully. With apricots mingling among the wild strawberries and ripe autumnal fruits. It leads you on to some earthy notes to floral & spicy touches with a hint of vanilla. It has quite a seductive nose.
On the palate you get this delicious hit of honeyed fruits but with the fresh floral and berry note. It tastes full but not heavy. The vanilla and spicy tones join in to give it another dimension. Add some bramble and barley giving you quite an elegant whiskey that will captivate you from the first sip. It does soften out a bit with the water try it out soon as this edition might disapper from our shelves before you know it. Château Léoville Barton.
Egan’s Legacy Reserve 2
The new Egan’s Legacy Reserve 2, has been aged for 16 years in ex-American bourbon barrels. It was then finished in ex-Banyuls casks, which were used to age a sweet wine made from old vine grapes on the slopes of the Catalan Pyrenees in France. The production process, known in France as mutage, is similar to that used to make Port. Alcohol is added to the must to halt fermentation while sugar levels are still high, preserving the natural sweetness of the grape. The wines are then matured in oak barrels. The resulting flavor profile has a chocolate nose and a sweet and fruity palate that concludes with a slight cassis finish.
Jameson 18 Cask Strength Bow St
Jameson 18 Year Old Bow Street Cask Strength was launched earlier this year to much excitement; this whiskey is a rare release and is bottled only once per year, at cask strength. It is a unique blend of rare pot still and grain Irish whiskeys produced at the Midleton distillery. These whiskey’s were aged in a mix of sherry and bourbon barrels. They were married in the Midleton distillery in county cork before their final finishing of at least 6 months in fresh Bourbon barrels at the Jameson Distillery Bow Street in Dublin. You have to visit Bow Street to really taste every element…
Midleton Very Rare 2019
The 36th edition in the renowned and highly collectable range has been masterfully blended from whiskeys laid down at Midleton Distillery, Co Cork, over the past four decades. Crafted by Master Distiller Brian Nation, Midleton Very Rare 2019 combines only hand-selected single pot still and single grain Irish whiskeys. This is Irish Whiskey of exceptional quality and rarity within the Midleton inventory. With each whiskey having been matured exclusively in lightly-charred ex-bourbon American oak barrels for between 13 and 34 years. 2019 marks the oldest collection of casks used to create a Midleton Very Rare.
Pearse Lyons 5 Year Old
And now for last place on the 12 Best Irish Whiskeys of 2019. They choose the first new five-year age statement Irish whiskey in Ireland in more than 25 years. Gearoid Cahill, Head Distiller at the Pearse Lyons Distillery said, “The release of the Pearse Single Malt 5-Year-Old Irish Whiskey marks a historic milestone in the re-evolution of the Irish Whiskey distilling industry. Using Irish malted barley and our own special yeast strain, the whiskey spirit was produced on Pearse Lyons unique copper pot stills whose unusual design is credited with giving the whiskey a special character.”
So lets raise a glass to Pearse Lyons, Irish Whiskey and the amazing future that lies ahead!! Sláinte
Every Whiskey Tells a Story, What Will Yours Be?Sláinte from The Whiskey Trail
This Thursday 5th of December, Powerscourt Townhouse Centre will see the Simon Community House of Lights Campaign on the façade of the centre from 5pm -8pm. The event will showcase special guests and performers including the cast of Oliver and the Lucan Gospel Choir.
Festival Productions returns to the Simon House of Light at Powerscourt Townhouse Centre with another stunning performance for this charitable event in aid of the Simon Community – the ever popular Oliver! The team that brought The Wizard of Oz, Annie and The Sound of Music to the stage has a treat in store for all in attendance this Thursday with their fantastic production of the all-singing, all-dancing classic that is much loved by Irish audiences.
The incomparable Tony Finnegan returns as Fagin in a performance acclaimed by critics and loved by audiences. Irish musical theatre star Roisin Sullivan reprises the role of Nancy and the famous role of Oliver is yet to be announced. They will be supported by over 100 singers, dancers and street urchins in a performance that will be no doubt bursting with colour and energy.
The Centre will be filled to the brim with late-night shoppers enjoying the buzz of the festive activities and delicious complimentary mulled wine.
Whether you come to enjoy the live performances, to do your shopping or to eat in one of our eateries, the Powerscourt Centre is a Centre like no other for the whole family this Christmas.
Simon House of Light event will begin at 5.00pm on Thursday 5th December 2019 at Powerscourt Townhouse Centre.
Powercourt’s newest restaurant Little Pyg has opened its doors in the Centre today. Three chefs from Pygamlion’s new sister restaurant spent the last three months living in Naples and training with pizza ‘Maestro’ Enzo Coccia. Enzo, known as one of the greatest experts of the Neapolitan pizza runs the first pizzeria ever to be recommended by the Michelin Guide and fork award, called La Notizia. Neapolitan pizza itself made headlines in 2017 by gaining UNESCO World Heritage status, and now, it’s coming to Dublin. The newly trained chefs are bringing back everything they learned about the art of Neapolitan pizza and joining them for the launch is Enzo Coccia himself. Dublin’s newest restaurant was designed by Nine Crows with the outdoors in mind and will feature a large amount of greenery, and even a tree coming in early 2020.
Make sure you head into Little Pyg in Powerscourt Centre and taste the legendary pizza for yourself!
03 09 2019
Culture Night is coming back to Powerscourt Centre this September! Culture Night is an annual all-island public event that celebrates culture, creativity and the arts. The annual event has grown from a relatively small scale cultural event staged only in Dublin in 2006 to the significant national cultural event it now is, with some 400,000 people visiting museums, galleries, historic houses, artists’ studios and cultural centres across the island. The initiative has captured both the public imagination and the enthusiasm of artists and cultural organisations.
The Powerscourt Townhouse will open the doors to its historical past on September 20th to celebrate Culture Night 2019.
Pat Liddy, the well-known historian, writer and artist, will host two tours of the house at 5:30pm and 7:30pm. The meeting point will be at the steps of the building on South William Street.
As you are guided through the rooms, from the kitchen to the Ballroom, you will be able to imagine what life was like for Lord & Lady Powerscourt in their beautiful Townhouse. The Culwick Choral Society will also be performing in the Centre from 7:30pm.
For one night only you can experience Powerscourt Centre in all it’s historical glory!
14 07 2017
With Jennifer Rothwell
Powerscourt Centre is at the heart of Dublin’s Creative Quarter and is delighted to have some of Irelands most successful, inspirational and talented designers on hand. We sat down with three designers at the Powerscourt Centre to find out the background of their brands and gain some insights on what it takes to be so successful.
The first in the series of Behind the Brands is Jennifer Rothwell. Jennifer began her journey at Powerscourt Centre in 2014 when she set up her flagship store. Being one of Irelands most successful Irish designers, we wanted to get to know who is behind the brand a little better.
What made you choose this career path? Was design always of interest to you?
I have always been creative; I have loved to draw and paint from a very early age. I suppose my love of fashion started when I decided to turn my pink jumpsuit, which had elasticized cuff sleeves, into a pair of trousers for my Barbie Doll, I was only 7! I knew a career where I had to conform and wear a business suit, that just was not me! I wanted a career where I could continue to have fun and create beautiful things every day! I studied Education at NCAD first and then decided to move into Fashion.
What inspires you and your pieces?
Vibrant Colours, Fabrics and especially my love of Irish Heritage and Culture. I am very passionate about my Irish heritage and culture. In 2015 I wanted to help reignite the Celtic Revival of the 19th and 20th centuries. The aim was to celebrate Irish artists, folklore, legends and traditions through fashion in a modern and contemporary way. As a result, I created a varied range of my printing which was inspired by Harry Clarke’s, Book of Kells and 1916 GPO. My One Shoulder Stain Glass Printed Gown was worn on the Red Carpet at the Oscar’s by Liselott Olofsson, wife of Tom Moore who directed Song of the Sea which was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. In 2016, the National Museum of Ireland purchased 3 of my printed designs for their Contemporary Design Collection. I am very proud of this, it was a great endorsement of my work. I live and breathe the Made in Ireland Campaign although it can be very challenging at times. My passion started back in 2008 and continues to grow each day!
What attracted you to base your business in Powerscourt Shopping Centre?
ln 2014, I decided to open my first flagship boutique in Powerscourt Townhouse in the Creative Quarter. I wanted to showcase my own collection while also supporting other fellow Irish fashion, accessory and jewellery designers that also exclusively make in Ireland. Powerscourt is such a beautiful period building and a perfect fit for my brand and boutique! I sincerely want to give fellow Irish designers, and myself included, a genuine platform to sell directly to the public, to promote and grow their businesses and create employment in the Irish design and manufacturing industry.
What do you think makes your pieces so unique and sought after?
Jennifer Rothwell designs are vibrant, colourful and are for clients that want to stand out of the crowd, who want something different and unique. We also offer a bespoke tailor-made service. Jennifer Rothwell is currently the only designer that digitally prints and makes in Ireland so we can create bespoke orders for customers worldwide! Jennifer Rothwell customers know when they buy our designs that they are investing in top quality garments that are unique, timeless fashion that will stand the test of time!
What is your favourite piece in store at the moment?
I love our printed range of Silk Tops; they are so versatile, you can wear them with white jeans for a casual summer look or wear them under a business suit for a more professional Look. The perfect day into evening piece! Our colourful prints make you feel happy too which is essential for every woman’s wardrobe.
What does the future hold for Jennifer Rothwell?
Global expansion! Jennifer Rothwell has its sights on the UK and USA markets over the next 6 months. An amazing photoshoot is also currently in the works for a major publication! There are so many very exciting things happening at Jennifer Rothwell HQ, the future is very bright indeed!
You can find Jennifer Rothwell on the Top Floor of the Powerscourt Centre or shop the collection online at www.JRothwell.net
It’s summer – This time of year is full of catching up with friends over brunch and doing some people watching with a refreshing drink in hand. What better place to do this than in Powerscourt Centre? We’re extremely Instagram friendly and you’ll be an #instafoodie in no time. Take a look at our foodie guide – we wanted to shine a spotlight on the hottest dishes, drinks and treats from around the Centre.
With Dublin’s brunch scene constantly growing, we all love a good instapic of your brunch at the weekend. What better way to provide curated brunch inspiration to your followers than avo toast and eggs? Often a good brunch is hard to get right, but not here in Powerscourt Centre! Our favourites for Avocado Eggs has to be the smashed Avocados, Baked Plum Tomato, Smoked Mozzarella and Pesto delight from Farrier & Draper. On par with this is The Pepper Pot’s Sourdough, Smashed Avocado, Poached Eggs topped with crispy Bacon.
If you’re after something sweet for brunch the Pancakes with Ricotta, Maple Syrup and Mixed Berries from Farrier & Draper are a must. The French Toast with Bacon from Pygmalion is drizzled in maple syrup and is another ‘go to’ for your sweet tooth. Add a little taste of France to your day with a Ham and Cheese Croissant with Baked Ham, Emmental Cheese and Béchamel Sauce from Le Petit Parisien.
A brunch menu isn’t complete without some Eggs Royale on the menu! The Townhouse Café do a mouth-watering English muffin topped with Smoked Salmon, a Poached Egg, and Hollandaise Sauce. Be sure to take an Instagram picture before you dive in!
Is it lunchtime yet?
Dublin’s streets are packed with excellent places to grab an appetising lunch and catch up with friends. You can’t beat a hearty sambo when it comes to lunch. The Pepper Pot sandwiches are enormous and filling. Roast Pear, Bacon and Mount Callan cheese on thick fresh white bread. Yes Please!
You can’t beat some bruschetta to nibble on over lunch – it’s simple and tasty – especially Farrier & Draper’s Bruschetta selection with Tomato, Basil and Garlic or with Goat’s Cheese, Prosciutto and Fig Jam as well as the veggie option with Roast Aubergine and Artichoke.
Le Petit Parisien do a mean Quiche Lorraine filled with Bacon and Emmental Cheese – a classic french dish, perfect to prevent that midday slump.
If you’re looking for something crunchy and cheesy, how do Pygmalion’s Nachos sound? Baked Tortilla Chips topped with Monterey Jack Cheese, Jalapeno, Refried Beans, Guacamole, Salsa and Chilli Con Carne will definitely hit the spot. We love ours with a side of Sweet Potato Fries too.
Trying to keep your health kick going throughout the summer can be difficult so Powerscourt Shopping Centre are on hand to bring you some delicious salads to help keep you on track!
We love The Pepper Pot’s Pan-Fried Goats Cheese Salad with Gubbeen Chorizo and Vine Tomatoes. Another delicious go to is the ’Manza’ with Flank Steak Salad with Grilled Mushrooms, Artichoke, Rocket and Radish from Farrier & Draper.
We can’t forget the Classic Chicken Ceasar Salad from The Townhouse Cafe, a firm favourite with Grilled Chicken, fresh Romaine Lettuce and Cherry Tomatoes tossed with a delicious Caesar dressing. Topped with shaved Parmesan Cheese and Croutons, this is sure to hit the spot.
If you’re a fan of avocados (who isn’t), you NEED to try the Avocado and Crab or Smoked Salmon Salad served with a crispy Baguette from Le Petit Parisien. We’re getting hungry just thinking about them! Healthy, delicious and filling!
If you’re looking to grab a bite to eat, get more bang for your buck with Farrier & Draper and let your taste buds run wild. It’s early bird menu is available from 5.00pm – 6.30pm, with 2 courses for just €22 or 3 courses for €25. Bargain! We’re loving the Prosciutto to start, with San Daniele Ham, Irish Buffalo Mozzarella, Vine tomatoes and Fig preserved.
For your main course, we recommend a Pizza – the Diavola – smothered with mozzarella, spicy Italian salami and sundried tomatoes. Throw in a glass of wine for good measure. With specials daily, there is always something different on the menu at The Townhouse Café. Daily specials include Ricotta and Spinach Ravioli with King Prawns and Parmesan, Hake and Pesto Pasta or a juicy 8oz Rib Eye Steak. Plus, there is ‘two for one’ on wine or prosecco so #winenot?
Craving Something Sweet?
To curb your sweet tooth, we are in awe of the classic Victoria Sandwich from The Pepper Pot – The Light Sponge filled with Whipped Cream and Jam is the perfect afternoon treat!
There is a ton of other great healthy treats to opt for too which are gluten free, dairy free and refined sugar-free: Goji Berries and Pistachio Almond and Cashews with Raw Cacao – Yum!
Le Petit Parisian is a little slice of Paris right in the heart of Dublin’s city centre. All pastries are made in their in-house bakery on the top floor of Powerscourt, oozing of fresh baked goods for an authentic serving of France. We’re talking Instagram heaven here -with baskets of croissants, glazed pastries, and exquisite fruit tarts, there’s certainly something for everyone.
The Townhouse Cafe’s Bailey’s Cheesecake is divine – the smooth, creamy liqueur gives this cheesecake the wow factor. Wash it down with an Irish Coffee. Why not eh?
It’s Cocktail O’Clock!
Pygmalion is an old reliable and a haven for people watching, and is known for it’s tasty ‘2-4-1’ “Pygtails” offer which runs weekly from Sunday to Thursday and 40% off all drinks on Sundays! We’re talking Minty Mojitos, Espresso Martinis, Whiskey Sours and Tangle Twisters. All ‘buy one, get one free’, we don’t have to tell you twice!
Farrier & Draper is another ‘go to’ hotspot, nestled right on the front-line of Dublin’s Creative Quarter. When it comes to cocktails, we love their fresh take on the old classics. ‘Shake it baby’ & ‘Whiskey for Business’ sound fab! Enjoy your cocktails in the 1920’s décor, listening to some uplifting tunes from there in-house DJ. How about something cool and refreshing sans alcohol to quench your thirst?
The range of Ice Cold Drinks from The Townhouse Café will sort you out! Choose from Homemade Lemonade, Iced Coconut Mocha, Passion Fruit Iced Tea and Iced Vanilla Latte.
The New Yorks Times’ article on June 28 on 5 Places to Shop in Dublin, mentions not one but two stores in Powerscourt Townhouse. So exciting to see the Creative Quarter being recognised internationally as the go-to area for contemporary and modern Irish independent designers and retailers.
From the New York Times
One block west [of Grafton Street] lies a mix of independent boutiques, cafes and galleries in what is known as the Creative Quarter. Many shops on three parallel streets — Clarendon, William and Drury — feature local designers and artisans. While the district has been a retail area since the 19th century when the George’s Street Arcade, Ireland’s first (and still functioning) shopping center opened, new developments have helped create a concentrated destination for contemporary Irish design.
MADE – from the New York Times:
Opened in 2016, Made carries fashion-forward women’s clothes from Irish lines, such as cartoon-illustrated dresses by Electronic Sheep and Victorian ruffle collars by Natalie B. Coleman. One corner is devoted to the nature-inspired jewelry company Chupi.
MoMuse – from the New York Times
This inviting shop in Powerscourt Centre features jewelry by its owner, the designer Margaret O’Rourke, including pendant necklaces with nine-karat-gold discs and gold chain drop earrings. Also look for alpaca and silk scarves from Mucros Weavers, based in Killarney, and made-in-Dublin cashmere knits from Eilis Boyle.
28 06 2017
Summer has arrived and Powerscourt Centre is bursting with gorgeous summer colours and delicious summer cocktails. We have chosen some of our favourites that we don’t want you to miss!
An old reliable and a haven for people watching, Pygmalion or PYG to the cool kids on the block, is known for their tasty 2-4-1 “Pygtails” offer which runs weekly from Sunday to Thursday. We’re talking Minty Mojitos, Espresso Martinis, Whiskey Sours and Tangle Twisters.
All buy one get one free – we don’t have to tell you twice!
We’re huge fans of ‘The Pyglet’ enriched with flavours of gin, elderflower, mint, and apple is sure to tickle your fancy. Another of our favs is ‘My Fair Lady’, a rum based cocktail with Pinot Grigio, Passion fruit and peach – YUM!
If you’re looking for bit of banter and a #SundayFunday, PYG is one to visit. On top of 2-4-1 “Pygtails’’ there’s also an additional 40% off all other drinks on a Sunday plus great DJ’s, the atmosphere here is electric. Pygmalion’s terrace on Coppinger Row is heated enough to sit outside and preferred by many and famed for its laid-back vibe and shabby chic décor making it the perfect place for bonding with friends and enjoying the brighter Summer evenings.
Farrier & Draper
Another go-to hotspot, Farrier & Draper is nestled right on the front-line of Dublin’s Creative Quarter. With their slick interior, it’s the perfect spot for the drinker who likes a little bit of history. Their impressive glass doors originally served as the Townhouse’s horse and carriage entrance and the upstairs bar was Lady Powerscourt’s very own bedroom. When it comes to cocktails, we love their fresh take on the old classics.
We love Farrier & Drapers take on the Margarita! Just one of their combinations includes tequila, curacao, lime juice, agave syrup and some bitter orange marmalade. It is full to the brim with brilliant citrus flavours to refresh you after a long day of shopping. ‘Shake it baby’ pairs Ketel One Vodka, pomegranate syrup, lime, cranberry and pineapple juice topped off with a dash of soda to make this fruity concoction. Another of our top picks is ‘Whiskey for Business’ with musings bourbon, Bénédictine, cherry syrup, lime juice and mint. How tasty does that sound? Enjoy your cocktails in the 1920’s decor, listening to some uplifting tunes from their in-house DJ.
The Townhouse Café
If you’re looking for something cool and refreshing sans alcohol to quench your thirst you need to check out the ice cold homemade lemonade from The Townhouse Café. Chill out with this delightful cooler bursting with citrus flavour available throughout the Summer here at Powerscourt Centre.
Powerscourt Townhouse is bursting with yummy cocktails this Summer. Located right in the heart of the Creative Quarter it’s the perfect place to meet for after work drinks or to catch up with old friends!