Welcome to the Weekly Roundup, and with the St. Patrick’s bank holiday weekend ahead, we can guarantee plenty to do and see in the capital.

This Thursday 13th March is your last chance to see Irish film The Stag at the Irish Film Institute, Temple Bar. Directed by John Butler and starring a whole host of Irish talent including Amy Huberman, Hugh O’Connor and Andrew Scott, this hilarious comedy is set in contemporary Ireland and features the goings on of a ‘Stag’ weekend. Screenings this Thursday are at 2.15pm, 4.20pm and 8.50pm. To book tickets visit www.ifi.ie

Seachtain na Gaeilge 2014 began on 1st March and runs until St. Patrick’s Day on the 17th March. There are plenty of events around the city to celebrate all things Irish including traditional music sessions, talks and family days. For more information check out www.snag.ie

Shane Filan plays at the Olympia this Thursday 11th and Friday 12th March. This is Shane’s first ever solo tour and while tickets for all of his shows sold out, there have been a few extra released for €33.50 and can be purchased at Ticketmaster outlets and at www.ticketmaster.ie . The gig starts at 8.15pm and more information can be found at www.olympia.ie

This weekend people all over Ireland and the world will be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day and Dublin has plenty of events going to mark our national holiday. Events start on Friday 14th March and continue until the big day itself. There is a huge selection of things happening such as music and street performances, family events, Irish comedy, historical events and some of the city’s most iconic buildings will be going green for the weekend starting on Friday at 6pm. For more information on all the events happening this weekend visit www.stpatricksfestival.ie

The St. Patrick’s Day parade kicks off on Monday 17th March at 12pm and this year’s theme is ‘Let’s Make History’. Amidst the spectacular performances there will be bands from Ireland, Estonia, America and Germany entertaining crowds. The parade begins on Parnell Square and finishes at St. Patrick’s Cathedral but for more information on the exact route visit www.stpatricksfestival.ie

Saturday 15th March sees the rugby boys in green take on France at the Stade de France, Paris at 6pm. After last week’s brilliant performance against Italy let’s hope the lads can keep it going for this eagerly anticipated match. Tickets are still available for the match at www.viagogo.ie starting at €95. Good luck Ireland!

Sticking with sport, Bray golf-club are offering a ‘Have the Craic’ improver golf lesson package this Saturday 15th March, promising the lessons to be fun and relaxed. There are five one hour lessons within the package and for more information visit www.havethecraic.com

Ease yourself into the long weekend with a pint of the black stuff and some trad music this Friday 14th and Saturday 15th March at 9.30pm at Corrigans Bar, Rathmines. For more information on a trad music event at a location near you, visit www.dublinsessions.ie

A new drive-in cinema is to be launched this Saturday 15th March, running until March 30th. The cinema screen will be located inside the Ferry Terminal in Dun Laoghaire and will hold 80 cars. Tickets are from €6 and films on show include Jaws, Grease and Casablanca.

On Saturday March 15th , one of Ireland’s most innovative choral groups, the Discovery Gospel Choir, are performing at Christchurch Cathedral to celebrate their ten year anniversary. The concert begins at 8pm and tickets are priced between €10/€12. The choir includes singers and musicians from around the world and promise to entertain and warm your soul. For more information visit www.discoverygospelchoir.com

That’s all for this week folks, enjoy the long weekend and Happy St. Patrick’s Day to all our readers!

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