From buggies and books to vision boarding and Lizzo, we’ve got your month covered
March 2 – 5: Buggy Maintenance Event
Sticky fingers and muddy Irish winter walks can take their toll on your child’s most important mode of transport. That’s why UPPABaby is introducing Ireland’s first buggy maintenance event! Ireland’s No.1 buggy brand is taking some of the pain out of stroller maintenance with a FREE Tune Up Gear Up event for UPPAbaby buggy owners in Dundrum Town Centre this month.
The event, which is the first of its kind in Ireland, will run from Thursday 2nd March to Sunday 5th March, offering complementary buggy maintenance to anyone who owns an UPPAbaby stroller.
March 3 – 5: Ennis Book Club Festival
The Ennis Book Club Festival aims to celebrate and promote reading and this year, they have a spectacular lineup of authors with events that are selling out fast! Top Irish crime authors Liz Nugent and Catherine Ryan Howard will be in conversation with novelist and playwright Declan Hughes. As well as that, Roisin Ingle and Manchán Magan will be on hand to discuss their favourite books and recommendations for book clubs.
For more information, visit ennisbookclubfestival.com
March 5 – 11: Irish National Opera’s Der Rosenkavalier
Irish opera lovers are in for a treat this month as Irish National Opera brings Richard Strauss’s Der Rosencavalier to the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre. Love and lust, culture and crudity, disguise and deceit, masters and servants – this opera has it all! It’s also known for featuring the greatest ever trio for female voices and this production features three Irish sopranos in the lead roles. Mezzo-soprano Paula Murrihy stars as Octavian, with Celine Byrne as The Marschallin and Claudia Boyle as Sophie.
See bordgaisenergytheatre.ie for more details.
March 8 – 12: Finding a Voice Music Festival
Finding a Voice is a five-day festival of music by women composers through the ages and around the world, in celebration of International Women’s Day (8 March). Located in the beautiful Irish town of Clonmel, Co. Tipperary, the festival features performances from leading Irish and international musicians of unforgettable music by remarkable women. This year’s lineup includes Musici Ireland, ConTempo Quartet, Eleanor Kelly, Yonit Kosovske & Catherine Redding, Claire Duff & Rachel Factor and the Hifilutin Flute Quartet.
For more information visit findingavoice.ie
March 11: Lizzo at the 3Arena
Are you ready to feel Good as Hell? Then get yourself to Dublin on 13 March to see one of the best pop artists on the music scene. No artist says female empowerment quite like Lizzo and she is bringing her incomparable style and energy to the 3Arena as part of her global tour. There are some tickets still available for The Special Tour so if you’re a fan, make sure you see this American superstar in person. She might even play her flute!
March 11 – April 8: Irish Premier of Hangmen by Martin McDonagh
Martin McDonagh is on the crest of a wave at the moment thanks to the phenomenal success of his multi-Oscar-nominated feature film, The Banshees of Inisherin. But he’s equally well-known for his plays, such as The Cripple of Inishmaan or The Lieutenant of Inishmore. The creative team behind Hangmen is led by director Andrew Flynn who has a long association with McDonagh’s work. The Irish premiere kicks off on March 11 in the Gaiety Theatre and runs until April 8. Certainly one not to be missed.
March 16 – 19: Me Auld Flower Food and Drink Festival
In association with St Patrick’s Festival 2023 programme, Me Auld Flower is a new Irish food & drink festival by the people behind Big Grill, located in the historic fruit & veg market in the heart of Dublin. The event promises to bring the best of Ireland together under one roof with a modern take on Irish food & drink culture. There will be a focus on a mix of restaurants, chefs, producers, distillers, brewers and makers.
For more information or to sign up to the newsletter so you don’t miss a trick, visit meauldflower.com
March 18: Yoga and Vision Boarding Day Retreat
Manifestation is having a moment and if you’re craving inspiration, a fresh perspective or just alternative plans for St Patrick’s weekend, you need to check out the Yoga and Vision Boarding Day Retreat happening on 18 March in the gorgeous Fumbally Stables in Dublin city centre.
A collaboration between Hannah O’Neill, VIBO Vision Boards founder, and Erica Bracken, yoga and meditation teacher, this unique retreat will create space for you to get in touch with your true potential through meditation, movement, nourishing food, connection, journaling and vision boarding. Each guest will be gifted their own VIBO Vision Board Book (worth €55) and tickets (€110) are available from vibovisionboards.com/products/vision-boarding-yoga-day-retreat.
March 22 – 30: Happy Days x Ten Four luxury wedding pop-up
Sustainability is the name of the game as Ireland’s leading luxury event styling company Ten Four joins forces with fashion rental trailblazers Happy Days, to open a luxury wedding pop-up focusing on wedding event styling, wedding guest dressing, stationery, jewellery, accessorising and nutrition. The curated event promises to be a one-stop shop for brides and wedding guests alike ahead of the 2023 wedding season. Guests can avail of a complimentary one-on-one consultation with Together by Ten Four and those that book a wedding package at the pop-up will avail of a 10% discount.
For more information, visit happydays.ie
March 24 – 26: Wander Wild festival in Killarney
If you’ve always wanted to do a sunrise dip or an outdoor sauna, if you’re curious to learn the Wim Hof breathing method or see what all the fuss is about forest bathing, Wander Wild festival if the event for you. It takes place in Killarney, Co Kerry, from 24-26 March and with several events already sold out, you’ll need to be quick to get the one you want.
However, even if you don’t get the exact one you’re looking for, keep an open mind. The adventure and wellness festival, set in the lakes and mountains of Killarney National Park, has over 120 events for the body, mind and soul. Biking, yoga, swimming or even attending a live podcast – you’ll have the chance to do lots of things, all while recharging against a backdrop of stunning scenery. See wanderwildfestival.com for more information
March 26: 2Enduro Ballyhoura Bike Event
Is there a better way to see the countryside than on a bike? We think not. Ballyhoura Country, on the border of Limerick, Cork and Tipperary, is an area with a wide-open landscape of hiking and bike trails, significant heritage sites, thrilling outdoor activities, and rustic accommodations. It is also included in Failte Ireland’s Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands tourism regional brand.
Team Ballyhoura – local mountain biking club – is delighted to present an exciting new format of Enduro racing to Ireland – 2NDURO, which takes place at Ballinboola on March 26. There will be double the fun at 2NDURO, as you get to race with your biking buddy. You and your teammate will start and finish each stage of the race together as you make your way down five separate stages.
Check out more information at http://teamballyhoura.com
Every weekend in March: Spring Tea in Luttrellstown Castle
If you’re in the market for a bit of luxury, we highly recommend checking out the Spring Splendour Afternoon Tea at Luttrellstown Castle.
Steeped in history, the castle is the perfect place to immerse yourself for a relaxing afternoon as you enjoy a delicious meal. Savoury bites include Warm Smoked Chicken and Sundried Tomato Tartlets, Duo of Salmon, Wasabi Aioli on Guinness Bread, Slow-Cooked Ham Hock, Chives and Creamy Dijon Mustard on Whole Grain Bread. And wait until you see the desserts!
It will be served in two sittings 1pm and 4pm every weekend in March. For more information, go to Springtime Afternoon Tea | Luttrellstown Castle Resort, Castleknock