This Friday, here at #TeamAlice we are back to give you the top recommendations from our week’s outings of the best of Dublin’s culture. This week, we have our newest intern Bri’s first look at Dublin’s culture, Niamh moving house, Darragh dashing to Donegal, Emily being sporty (per usual) and Martina making the most of her weekend with rest and relaxation! Here’s #WhatTickledAlice this week.
Out and about
It was a busy bank holiday weekend for #TeamAlice! Bri, our newest intern from the States was busy exploring Dublin’s culture as well as the rest of Ireland in all its glory! Cliffs of Moher were first up, and then the Guinness Storehouse where she tasted her not only her very first Guinness, but her very first beer. The reported taste of black coffee and alcohol was not one that Bri enjoyed, but we’ll hold out on her to change her mind while she’s here. Welcome to Team Alice, Bri!
Niamh had a busy weekend moving into a new gaff in Kimmage, and had a bittersweet goodbye to her old spot in Knocklyon, but was not so upset after all the cleaning and packing she had to do. Niamh is mostly looking forward to Carlow’s big game in Croker this Sunday. Hon Carlow!
Martina spent her bank holiday in Kilkenny for a friend’s 40th birthday party, which was hosted on a family farm turned mini-festival, in a barn turned music venue complete with stage and dance-floor, BBQ food, music, and cocktails galore! This week, Martina was also invited to Dress for Success Dublin’s Bobbi Brown Make-Up Masterclass, which was full of step-by-step tips of how to apply the makeup and a goodie bag of Bobbi Brown treats at the end! Bobbi Brown donates proceeds from their ‘Pretty Powerful’ pot rouge to DFS each year, which is perfect excuse to support a great cause and get a treat.
In learning more about Dublin’s culture, Darragh began his weekend by visiting a photography and poetry exhibition in The Complex. The collection commented on the continuing relationship between the Catholic Church and its continued influences on Irish society, psyche, and identity. Created by Erica Coburn and Éimear Regan, it sounds like a must-visit!
On the plate
After completing a mini marathon on Sunday, Emily visited Saba for dinner and received a complimentary glass of prosecco for being a participant.
Back in Donegal, Darragh visited the Harbour Bar’s newly opened seafood café in what was previously an empty cottage. The views across the bay are breath-taking. Later in Dublin, he headed to the trusty Drury Buildings for a drink to cool off from a hot summer’s night.
On the screen
Emily watched the Netflix original movie ‘Ibiza’, and recommends it for a lazy Sunday morning and for fans of Game of Thrones hunk Richard Madden! She’s also recommending ‘First They Killed My Father’, a true account of a five-year-old Cambodian girl sent to labour camps under the Khmer Rouge regime. Totally heart-breaking, but another excellent film directed by Angelina Jolie.
Niamh is indulging in this years ‘Love Island’, and we can’t say we blame her! If you want to get a fresh dose of drama every week, tune in on Mondays to TV3.
On the page and on the stage
Emily began reading ‘The Sympathizer’ over the weekend, which is about an undercover spy during the Vietnam War. So far, she’s totally hooked!
Martina bopped over to The Royal Hospital Kilmainham, a music venue filled with Dublin’s culture and history, to see Patti Smith, as well as Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds. Nick Cave was said to be a top-class entertainer and had the crowd in the palm of his hand. Martina said that it was one of the best gigs she’s ever been to!
That’s all from #TeamAlice, now get out into Dublin and enjoy the sun and the weekend!