It’s been a while since we’ve shared our A-List recommendations for the best things to watch, read, listen to and do around Dublin and further afield. So, we’ve a bumper edition this week – featuring cycling, hiking, swimming, cello performances, deconstructed brownies and lots, lots more…

Over the past few weeks, we’ve been: 


  • ‘Mrs. America’ on RTÉ Player.
  • ‘Dirty John’, ‘The Politician’ and ‘Away’ on Netflix.
  • ‘The Fall’, also on Netflix – Sorcha’s second viewing and she says Gillian Anderson is even better on repeat!
  • ‘Mrs. Maisel’, a firm #TeamAlice favourite and one that’s been mentioned here before. Emma just finished Season 3 and says she’s bereft without it.
  • A Michaela Coel binge-fest of ‘Chewing Gum’, followed by ‘I May Destroy You’.

Listening To:


Eating and Drinking:

  • “The best tacos in Dublin” (Emily’s verdict) at Masa.
  • Tasty Italian food and gourmet burritos in La Bella Vita and The Pantry & Corkscrew, both in Westport.
  • Brunch at Wall & Keogh Tea in Portobello.
  • Delicious deconstructed brownies at Mad Egg (again – Emma’s a top fan).
  • Great food at N11 in Ashford, Co. Wicklow – and drive-through coffee at The Fat Fox in Delgany.


  • The Great Western Greenway in Co. Mayo.
  • Bellinter House in Co. Meath for “a very bougie stay” (Emily’s verdict – she also recommends exploring the local area, including Bective Abbey and Balrath Woods).
  • Fad Saoil Saunas at The Forty Foot in Dún Laghaire.
  • The Spinc Trail in Glendalough and Djouce in the Wicklow Mountains.
  • The Devil’s Punch Bowl at Mangerton Mountain outside Killarney.
  • Brittas Bay Beach for a nice early-morning swim.


  • Daily cello performances against stunning West of Ireland backdrops from musician Patrick Dexter.

Have a lovely weekend, everyone!

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