Africa Day, Museum and Theatre
Africa Day, Museum and Theatre
by Bianca Bareato
23.05. - 29.05.2016
Mon 23.05 - Wall & Keogh
Portobello, vintage furniture, friendly staff,150 different blends of tea to choose and all prepared with the finest loose leaf teas, homemade food and treats. This is a place where blends are constantly changed to keep the interest alive and sometimes the old favourite are brought back! Don’t think for a minute that this place popped out from nowhere and that the people working there are simply doing their job, Oliver, for instance, travelled around the world and worked in tea plantation in Vietnam, India and Brazil, before opening this cozy and popular place.
Tue 24.05 -The Rag Trader
In Drury Street in the beating heart of Dublin The Rag Trader is located, the name of this pub comes from the fact that South William Street and Drury Street were popular rag trader district, where most of the Ireland’s textile manufacturing took place. So once The Rag Trader was a fabric warehouse and today is an exclusive bar with and interesting interior design that keeps the old spirit of the place alive. The menu consist of a wide choice of classic drinks and seafood bar bites.
Wed 25.05 - The Tram Café
If you run into a sunny summer day and you are brave enough to trust the weather and to have a lunch or a coffee sitting outside, this place is highly recommended. In Wolfe Tone Square you will find an old green Tram, completely restored, that after three years of hard work, has been transformed into a nice restaurant and bar. The Tram was built in 1902 in Philadelphia, spent most of its working life in Lisbon, some time in a Museum in Colwyn Bay to finally end up abandoned in a field in Mullah. You can decide either to eat inside the Tram or outside around the tables, in any case it will be a good experience. The menu changes daily and offers fresh and tasty food.
Thu 26.05 - The National Print Museum
This little Museum is a well hidden gem of Dublin, inside you will find all the tools used to print papers and over 10,000 objects that cover the whole range of printing craft in Ireland. It’s definitely a beautiful experience, a flight back into another era. Check the website to participate in their workshop and to learn how to print using old machines. On top of that, if this activity stimulates your appetite, there is also a nice and quiet café where you can chill a bit.
Fri 27.05 - Othello - Abbey Theatre
“Oh, beware, my Lord of jealousy! It is the green-eyed monster which doth mocks!”,
If you like dramas, intrigues and you want to test your level of English that’s a good opportunity. Othello is a powerful opera of William Shakespeare about love, friendship, envy and jealousy. Even who doesn’t love to go to the theatre will be captured by the plot and the intensity of the characters.
Tickets available here.
Sat 28.05 - Farmer Browns
Once in a while we can move the holy Sunday brunch to Saturday and consider that as the exception that confirms the rule. Farmer Browns is a small place always crowded that offers a very traditional brunch which includes eggs benedict, farmers eggs florentine, Clare smoked salmon, streaky bacon, glazed Limerick ham, banana walnut French toast, The Farmer Burger… Is this list of brunch delicacy making your mouth water? How can I blame you!
Sun 29.05 - Africa Day
Phoenix Park, Farmleigh Estate, from 11 am to 6 pm. Free public performances by well-known African and Irish musicians, African drumming and dance workshop. The event is organised by the Irish Aid, that it’s currently looking for some volunteers. That’s another great chance for you to get involved in an exciting event, boost your karma and get to know new people! Don’t miss the chance, have a look here, feel the form and participate actively in this event.