Dublin is the place to be this weekend (if not every weekend!)
From Thursday to Monday you can enjoy the sunshine and relaxing atmosphere of the Phoenix Park. While there why not visit the Bloom 2012, Ireland's largest gardening food and family event. There will be plenty going on and something for everyone to enjoy with cookery and craft demonstrations, free gardening advice from the experts, Irish food produce, live entertainment and gardening workshops. And the best part is kids attend Bloom for free!
Then kicking off on Saturday the 2nd of June is the Forbidden Fruits Festival in the grounds of Kilmainham Hospital. This festival promises a fusion of great music, comedy and arts. There will also be plenty of healthy food stalls set up around the grounds along with craft stalls and other festival regulars! This year's line-up rivals anything else taking place in Ireland this year, with New Order, Death Cab For Cutie, Beirut, Friendly Fires, Leftfield, Grimes and many more all confirmed to appear!
And if that is not enough for you, Bavaria are hosting Dublin's first Formula 1 demostration through the streets of Dublin City. More than 100,000 spectators are expected to gather for an adrenaline-fuelled afternoon with Superbikes, Super cars, Touring cars, Formula 2, WRC, Drifters, and the star attraction; demonstrations from internationally celebrated F1 cars and drivers. You can also expect to see and appearance from the lovely Jenson Button!!
On Monday June 3rd, the lovely ladies of Ireland will be taking to the streets to do their bit for charity in teh Womans Mini Marathon. This is always a great day out for all as the ladies (and a few men!) tend to bring the craic to Dublin whatever the weather.
With all this going on, expect to experience some road closures and minor distruptions to transport. Keep an eye on our website http://www.templebarhotel.com/ and facebook and twitter for up to date information.