This week on #WhatTickledAlice we’re bringing you out top recommendations for intimate forest festivals, partying in museums and the second best sushi in Dublin!
On the Plate
Darragh kept it local and went to WigWam this week for a quick bite, and although not really a burger person loved the Wam Burger. Super filling and absolutely delicious! Their range of craft beers is also impressive with their current rotational ‘Captain Citrus’ – really lovely.
On Thursday, #TeamAlice decamped to Dun Laoghaire for our team planning and strategy day in the architectural gem dlr LexIcon. For lunch, the team headed down to Brambles, and the salads didn’t disappoint! As an added bonus before leaving, we were taken up to the roof by the wonderful staff to take in the stunning Dublin Bay views. It was breath-taking.
Out and About
Last weekend both Emily and Darragh escaped Dublin and headed for the beautiful Killyon Manor for Another Love Story 2018. It was magical. Set amongst the forest and the 18th century manor house, the intimate music and arts festival caters for just 1000 guests.
Music highlights were Joshua Burnside, and Glasshouse Ensemble who performed Sufjan Stevens’ album, Illinois, which was fab! As usual, Atténtion Bébé were amazing, as were Interskalaktic! It’s impossible to stand still for a moment listening to either band!
Other highlights were the wooden hot tubs set amongst the trees and the newly built steps leading down to the river for a swim where you can wash off any of the grogginess from the night before.
Yesterday, Darragh headed to the third edition of the monthly Thursday Lates at the National Gallery. Each month, a new theme is chosen, with this month’s being Lúnasa. There were Trad music bands, a Trad-house fusion DJ, Irish folklore storytelling, drinks and food. This, all set amongst some of the finest art in the world. Darragh says he’ll definitely be back next month!
On the Stage
Martina saw ‘A Skull in Connemara‘ at the Olympia this week, starring Pat Shortt and written by Martin McDonagh. While she thinks Pat Shortt is a great actor (and hailing from only a few miles from her in Tipp!), she thought some parts of the play were a bit ‘stage Irish-ey’.
In the Ear
Darragh has been listening to the BBC Radio4 podcast series Home Babies about the Tuam mother and baby home and Catherine Corless’s relentless pursuit of truth and justice. It’s heartbreaking and infuriating. Hearing the personal stories and testimonies of witnesses and victims puts the unfathomable extent of this tragedy and the cruelty of time in very real terms.
On the Screen
Martina is almost finished the new season of ‘Orange is the New Black’ – and doesn’t want it to end. She feels this is one show that gets stronger with each new series.
#TeamAlice also tuned into the hurling All Ireland Final which was really nerve wracking to watch, but we were DELIRA Limerick got over the line! A particularly interesting venue for watching the nail-biting action was The Shift Shack at Another Love Story. Intimate to say the least!
And that’s it! Have a great weekend and enjoy trying out any of our recommendations!