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There’s no better way to spend a day off than having a gander around Dublin City Centre. There’s so many fabulous hidden gems in Dublin’s Creative Quarter so we’ve compiled a list of our Top 10 Things to Do.

MoMuse Powerscourt Centre

1. Browse timeless bespoke jewellery at MoMuse

Who doesn’t love unique pieces of jewellery to add to their Summer attire? MoMuse in Powerscourt Centre is home to some of the most beautiful bespoke jewellery. If you’re lucky you just might catch the Irish Designer in action in her shop workshop. Any piece is guaranteed to be a talking point of any outfit so pick up some custom pieces and stand out this Summer.

See MoMuse at Powerscourt for more

This is Knit Powerscourt Centre

2. Learn a new skill with This is Knit!

From knitting to blogging, there’s something to suit the whole gang at This is Knit on the First Floor in Powerscourt Centre. Classes are taught in an informal environment by friendly and enthusiastic teachers. Grab yourself a friend and book in pronto!

See This is Knit at Powerscourt for more

Farrier & Draper

3. Wind down with a 1920’s inspired drink in Farrier and Draper

Nestled right on the front-line of Dublin’s Creative Quarter, Farrier & Draper is the perfect spot for the drinker who likes a little bit of history. Upon entering through their impressive glass doors, which originally served as the Townhouse’s horse & carriage entrance, you will be met by an exhaustive choice of spirits, whiskeys & craft beers. Slainté!

See farrieranddraper.ie for more

Comedy Cellar

4. Have a laugh at The Comedy Cellar!

It’s Ireland’s first and longest running comedy club and has been housed in the International Bar for over 25 years! All week you will be entertained by top class comedy with admission starting at only €5! Whether you’re a first timer or a regular comedy groupie, The Comedy Cellar on Wicklow Street is the perfect place for a giggle!

See the international-bar.com/comedy/ for more.

Grogans

5. Treat yourself to a famous toastie while people watching at Grogans

The home of comfort food on a lazy day. Who can beat a toastie and a bag of Taytos while people-watching? Grogans’ toasties are the crème de la crème of the toasted sandwich world. The ‘Special’ available all day and night makes for the perfect pre, mid and post drinks nibble!

Visit groganspub.ie for more.

Kellys Hotel

6. Enjoy a mini break at Kelly’s Hotel

Kelly’s Hotel right in the heart of it all is the perfect spot for a night away with the gals for a night on the tiles. With tons of bars on your door step you’ll be taxi free! The hardest part will be choosing between a mojito or a cosmo!

Visit kellysdublin.com for more.

Pzazz Powerscourt Centre

7. Have a good hair day at Pzazz!

Say bye bye to bad blow-dries and give your locks some lovin’. As they say, invest in your hair it’s the only crown you don’t take off! Situated where Lady Amelia Wingfield (the first owner of the Townhouse) got glammed up in the 18th Century, it’s impossible not to get lost in the beautiful architecture while the Pzazz hair artists tame your locks.

See Pzazz at Powerscourt Centre for more,

Cooks Academy

8. Improve your culinary skills at Cooks Academy

Can’t boil an egg? Head to Cooks Academy and brush up on your culinary skills! You’ll be an insta foodie in no time! Check out all their courses on South William Street.

Visit cooksacademy.com for more.

Genius

9. Feast your feet with the Genius

Who doesn’t love a new pair of shoes? Genius has all the top brands under one roof, it’s a shoe haven for men and women. Pssst, make sure to check out their fab range of denim too if you have time.

See Genius at Powerscourt for more.

Powerscourt Centre

10. Go back in time

Find out where Mrs. Wingfield contoured her chiselled cheeks and danced the night away with the Powerscourt Tours and get a taste of 18th Century living. You many even uncover some hidden secrets that are buried underneath the beautiful exposed brick walls!

Visit Powerscourt Tours for more information.

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St. Patrick’s Day, as always, will be a lively day on the streets of Dublin with tourists travelling from around the world to discover what our city has to offer. Here at the Powerscourt Townhouse Centre we will have lots of fun, family entertainment over the whole weekend to welcome everyone. There will be performances from Trad Group “Binneas”, Irish Dancing and family entertainment including balloon modelling and facepainting over the course of the weekend – 17th – 19th March. On Saturday, we will also have some light entertainment from our harpist on stage for all.

Irish Guide Dogs is celebrating their 40th anniversary this week and is proud to be partnering with the Powerscourt Centre. The week long presence will allow them to raise awareness of the organisation, their full range of services and take part in some fun and exciting fundraising activities.

We are hosting a “Dine in the Dark Event” on the evening of World Sight Day this Thursday 13th October and a Family Fun Day on Sunday 16th October, keep an eye on our website and Facebook for info and tickets.

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This is a fantastic opportunity for clients and customers of the Centre to engage with this organisation, educate together and get to meet first hand the people who have benefited from their services.

We look forward to an exciting week, with lots of special furry guests, and creating a fantastic experience at the Powerscourt Centre.

Where: Powerscourt Townhouse, South William Street, Dublin

Date: Monday 10th October to Sunday 16th October

Bewley’s Cafe Theatre and Banba’s Crown Theatre are proud to present:
THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING OSCAR
By Micheál MacLiammóir

A riveting show about Oscar Wilde, performed by Michael Judd.
Directed by Sinead Colreavy. With original music from New York composer, Nico Kean.

Michael Judd, who last appeared in Bewley’s Café Theatre in Eugene O’Neill’s masterpiece, Hughie, will perform The Importance of Being Oscar in an edited show for Lunchtime. This is a compelling theatrical tapestry revealing the wit, triumph and tragedy of Oscar Wilde in an explosion of richness, boldness, passion and beauty. Includes excerpts from Earnest, An Ideal Husband and a particularly moving Ballad of Reading Gaol.

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‘For those wild about Wilde or still to be convinced of his genius, this is the perfect sampling platter of his works’ Entertainment.ie

BOOKING for all shows remains the same: www.bewleyscafetheatre.com or 0868784001.

CREDIT CARD TICKETS ARE SHOW ONLY. Lunch is available in the venue for €4.

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Just in time for Summer comes lots of new menu launches in Powerscourt Townhouse Centre. May saw the launch of “Pygmalion”’s new gastro food menu featuring “International Tapas Style” Fayre created by world renowned chef Lazslo Kiss. The menu takes classic Spanish style offerings and adds a unique twist such as cayenne spiced chicken wings, gambas pil pil, calamari with fiery tomato sauce and three variations of paella including fish, vegetarian and chicken. The menu looks set to be a big hit for the summer months.

The second launch in the Townhouse is “Counter Culture”’s new summer menu which has already proved a huge hit. Sumptuous salads, delicious protein shakes and sin-free brunch choices make up the seasonal summer menu that is now available for delivery thanks to Deliveroo. To find out more log on to: http://www.counterculture.ie/menus/brunch-lunch

After their recent win as best café in Dublin at the Irish Restaurant Awards, popularity of “The Pepper Pot” continues to grow. Their specials showcase seasonal Irish produce married with staple ingredients that never fail to impress. Strawberries are a firm favourite on the menu, being featured not only in desserts but also in salads with haloumi cheese, hazelnuts and generous helpings of cucumber. To feast your eyes on all they have to offer go to: http://www.thepepperpot.ie/

“Brother Sister” offers more than just coffees. Their selection of sweet treats teams staples like chocolate together with goji berries, pistachios and oats to put a light and healthy spin on old favourites such as much loved flapjacks and brownies. A welcome variation during the warm weather.

There’s no shortage of edible treats to choose from at Powerscourt this summer if you’re looking for some new lunch spots to try!

 

Drinks

Summer has arrived and Powerscourt Townhouse Centre is awash with fabulous summer cocktails. Farrier & Draper opened its doors at the end of April and it has quickly become the new go-to spot in Dublin’s Creative Quarter thanks to their fresh take on some favourite cocktail classics and their daring new additions to the cocktail scene that are fast becoming firm favourites among cocktail aficionado’s. The ‘Real Italian’ is one of their signature drinks; pairing Tanqueray Gin, Strawberry Purée, Basil, Balsamic Vinegar and Pink Peppercorns, topped off with a dash of Soda and fresh Strawberries giving this thirst-quencher a sharp twist to round off this fruity, aromatic concoction.

Other offerings from the Farrier & Draper cocktail menu include the classic ‘Pornstar Martini’ with musings of Passion Fruit and Vanilla that are reminiscent of the much-loved solero ice-cream, and the ‘Scorched Soul’ which teams Pineapple, Passion Fruit, Lemon and Lime, with a base of Rum and a dash of flaming Absinthe to top it off with a theatrical flourish.

The ever-popular Pygmalion at Powerscourt Centre, have launched their much-anticipated 2for1 “Pygtails” offer, available Sunday to Thursday. Minty Mojitos, Espresso Martinis, Whiskey Sours and Tangle Twisters – an exciting melange of fruit and spirits creating a unique cocktail reminiscent of the Irish Summer favourite… the Tangle Twister ice pop, are all buy one get one free, with an additional offer of 40% off all other drinks on a Sunday. Pygmalion’s sun terrace on Coppinger Row is by many and famed for its laid back vibe and shabby chic décor making it the perfect place for watching the world go by and enjoy a tipple in the sun.

It’s set to be a fantastic summer here at Powerscourt Centre and we can’t wait to start sampling these exciting cocktail menus as the summer months stretch out before us


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