Your ultimate guide to a Priceless weekend, brought to you by Mastercard

Here’s what’s happening around the country this weekend

When it comes to planning your weekends in Ireland, you really are spoiled for choice. That’s why we’ve teamed up with Mastercard to bring you the ultimate event guide every weekend for the rest of the year. Your weekend starts here:


MusicTown is a ten-day musical celebration happening from April 13th – 22nd organised by Dublin City Council and Aiken Promotions.

The aim of the event is to celebrate and explore all of the diverse music cultures that exist in Dublin, making it all accessible for everyone, no matter what your tastes are.

Each year, the event has an overarching theme and for 2018, it's collaboration and community. 

Highlights on the programme include: Messiah on the Street (Fishamble Street to be precise), a wonderful specially-commissioned music and film collaboration from Crash Ensemble and The Ark's trad gigs for children, featuring MOXIE! 

Pet Lovers Meetup

Pet Sitters Ireland is hosting a free meet up for pet lovers at Marley Park on the 14th April. 

These kind of meet ups are a really fun way to meet other pet owners in the area, who you can feel free to chat to about your pet-related questions, get some advice or even head along to chat to some people if you're thinking about buying a dog or cat in the future. 

For anyone with a new puppy, there will also be a representative on site from Pet Sitters Ireland to chat about socialising pups. 

Of course, there will also be some free goodies on the day!

Whiskey and brunch experience at the Irish Whiskey Museum

An exciting new attraction, taking a journey through the fantastic story of Irish whiskey from its origins, rise to glory and dramatic fall. 

Hosted by some very entertaining guides, the tour is very interactive so you'll get to enjoy some tastings along the way and also nab enough whiskey facts to keep you gping through your next dinner party or ten!


And if you're a Mastercard cardholder, head along any time for a tour booked via this link and your group will be welcomed with a glass of prosecco, enjoy delicious nibbles and have your own personal host for the day!

April Taste Club in partnership with Mastercard 

Taste Club in partnership with Mastercard® joins forces with O’Briens Wines for this special brunch event.

You’ve probably seen terms like ‘biodynamic’ and ‘organic’ with regards to wine and here’s your chance to learn more about this application to winemaking.

Join Mastercard and O’Briens Wine Director Lynne Coyle MW for a ‘Bio-dynamic Brunch’ in the appropriate surroundings of The Botanical Garden in Opium on Wexford street.

Priority booking for Mastercard cardholders, spaces are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

What can you expect on the day? 

  • Welcome glass of wine on arrival
  • Informative 45 minute masterclass - five wines will be tasted during the class
  • Brunch with a choice of 4 delicious dishes from Opium’s Asian inspired menu with accompanying organic and biodynamic wine
  • Goody bag with O’Briens branded Tipperary crystal glass, booklet with all the masterclass notes and a €5 voucher off any of the wines featured in the tasting in any O’Briens store



Kylemore Abbey Food Village 

Celebrating Galway’s title of European Region of Gastronomy 2018, there will be an extensive outdoor food market at the beautifully scenic Kylemore Abbey, featuring the very best of Galway’s food producers and innovators.

Head along the Wild Atlantic Way to Kylemore Abbey to enjoy some delicious goods from the likes of Killary Fjord Mussels, Tribal Foods, Connemara Smokehouse, DK Connemara Oysters, Aran Goats Cheese, Slieve Aughty Honey, Bliss Bites Bakery, Kylemore Acre Herbs, John Joe Faherty Fresh Fish, Mungo Murphy’s Abalone and Seaweed, Avo Nice Day, Artisan House Books, the Healthy Treats Kitchen, Connemara Rowan Jelly and more! And don't forget to bring your shopping bag!


Famous Saturday Food Market

After a foodie fix this weekend? Head along to Limerick's aptly-named Famous Saturday Food Market  for some fresh and local produce! You'll find everything from just-caught fish, farmhouse cheeses, artisan meats and beautiful blooms. 

If you don't fancy cooking up a storm yourself, you can grab a gourmet sandwich, crepe, pastry or whatever you fancy and enjoy some freshly brewed tea or coffee, watching the world go by.   

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