Things to do in Dublin: Hunter's Weekend Picks

It's not over til the fat lady sings or until Mr.Tayto  dry cleans his special green suit - we're talking about St Patrick's day celebrations of course, as these days it's a 4 day extravaganza.  We've come a long way from those ATA Security sponsored floats.   Here's what's happening to keep you and Mr Tayto diddley eyediling  all weekend long.   Foodies:Screen Shot 2016-03-18 at 11.30.13The Dublin Bay Prawn Festival  - This weekend Howth village will be celebrating the famous Dublin Bay Prawn. Howth’s finest restaurants, bars and cafés will host a variety of amazing food experiences at the Festival Food Village serving the freshest, most delicious seafood including a selection of special Dublin Bay Prawn dishes. The festival is also famous for music & entertainment, walks, talks and seaside antics. #howthfestival See Dublin Bay Prawn Festival’s full schedule for Saturday here.   Family:Coláiste Tayto:  Take your seat at Coláiste Tayto, enjoy picking up words and phrases at these fun Irish language sessions where the lively tutors are bound to make you smile.  It’s Irish school, but not as you know it, especially with Mr. Tayto supervising.  Bain taitneamh as! Screen Shot 2016-03-18 at 11.38.25

Friday you'll find Mr Tayto on the Top of Grafton St between 1300 and 1630 and on Saturday he'll be in  Barnardos' Square from 1200 to 1540.

  Big Day Out:  On Sunday Merrion Square will become a carnival, bursting with energy, colour and whimsical antics. Be wowed by sensational theatrics, mind-boggling workshops, fantastical magic shows and rousing music.   Culture:  The Ultimate Sunday - from 12 on Sunday - the Belvedere House,  on Great Denmark Street, D.1 will be bringing  the style, sport, current affairs and culture sections of the Sunday papers to life. Screen Shot 2016-03-18 at 11.40.55 Irish Times columnist Una Mullally talks to journalists Shona Murray and Sinead O’Shea on the dangers of reporting from war zones . Second Captain's Ken Early will analyse the sports stories that have shaped the past 12 months. Artist and Fashion designer Helen Steele will give a talk on running a fashion empire from Co Monaghan. DJ Sally Cinnamon & DJ Steve Reddy will spin tunes throughout the day and comedian's Alison Spittle and Colm O’Regan will be waxing lyrical too.  This is a ticketed event.

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