Experience the magic of Winter Solstice at Newgrange, December 21st 2015

Experience the magic of Winter Solstice at Newgrange, December 21st 2015 The magic of the winter solstice has been mostly forgotten in our modern world, not so though at Newgrange where it is celebrated between 18-23 December 2015 on the beautiful background of County Meath. Hire a bus for you and your family and friends and come to Newgrange to experience the winter dawn in a special way. Access to the monument on the day of the winter solstice itself on 21 December is decided by a lottery, however the chamber will be open to the public on the three days before and after in the early hours as well and admission will be free. The site belongs to the neolithic period and was built between 3000 and 2500 BC, which makes it older than Stongehenge in England and the pyramids in Egypt. Winter Solstice – Winter dawn Though historians haven’t found evidence as to its original purpose, the most likely is a religious interpretation because the inner chambers is only penetrated by direct sunlight on the winter solstice and the few days before and after. The circular mound has a stone passageway that leads into the interior chambers, and might have been used as a passage tomb such as its sibling structures the mounds of Knowth and Dowth, Bryn Celli Ddu in Wales and Maeshowe in Scotland. Hire a bus for you and your group to get you there and back in comfort without having to worry about parking. Experience the incredible spectacle of the winter solstice at magical Newgrange! If you would like to bring your group to see...

Get to Winter Wonderland at Westport House, this Nov 28th to Dec 24th 2015

Get to Winter Wonderland at Westport House, this Nov 28th to Dec 24th 2015 This winter treat your family to a trip to the wonderful Winter Wonderland At Westport House taking place from 28 November to 24 December in Westport. Hire a bus for you and your family and friends and enjoy a day of festive fun and entertainment in County Mayo. Every year visitors of all ages are invited to partake in the programme of classic Christmas events in this cosy venue that greets you with open fires, fairy lights and twinkly colourful decoration, and of course mulled wine and fruit juice to make you forget the cold weather outdoors. Children will love a visit to Santa’s Grotto with the big man himself; storytelling by the fireside with Mrs Claus; sing-a-longs with the Elves; festive face-painting; and fantastic activities in the Elves Workshop where the kids can make the own yuletide log and decorate their own gingerbread people to take home with them. Winter Wonderland – See the Westport House Express Hop on the Westport House Express miniature railway for a tour of Westport House and Lake, or venture a bit further with the Westport Train Tour that’ll take you around the whole estate as well as Westport Town. You can also do something good and support a good cause with the Christmas Wish Tree where for every wish € 1 is donated to the Mayo Roscommon Hospice. This year families with children with autism or sensory disorders can look forward to a fantastic event day on 4 December with specially tailored entertainment and free entry for each carer or...

See the Happy Mondays live at Vicar Street this December 10th 2015

See the Happy Mondays live at Vicar Street this December 10th 2015 If you’re a fan of the Madchester sound make sure you don’t miss out on the gig of the year with the Happy Mondays‘ 25th anniversary show for their legendary record Pills ‘N’ Thrills and Bellyaches taking place on 10 and 11 December 2015 in Vicar Street. Hire a bus for you and your music loving friends and colleagues and spend a memorable evening at this popular venue in the heart of Dublin City. The Manchester music scene of the 1980s and 1990s was the starting point for many famous bands not only the Happy Mondays but also The Stones Roses, Joy Division, and many more, with their experimental crossover sounds that weaved together genres such as alternative rock, dance,, electronica, Acid House as the main influences, and often refined by psychedelic elements that led to the style known as “baggy”. Happy Mondays – An unmistakable sound With their career of 35 years the Happy Mondays have often reinvented themselves and yet preserved their very own unmistakable sound. Be there when brothers Shaun Ryder (vocals) and Paul Ryder (bass), Mark Day (guitar), Gary Whelan (drums), Mark “Bez” Berry (percussion) and Rowetta Satchell (background vocals) take to the stage again to bring you an evening of the finest Madchester. Hire a bus for you and your group to get you there and back in comfort, and leave all parking worries behind. Any day gets transformed into a happy day when you dance and sing along to the Happy Mondays! If you would like to bring your group to see the Happy...

Celebrate the Irish Year of Design 2015 in Dublin City right up to Dec 31st 2015

Celebrate the Irish Year of Design 2015 in Dublin City right up to Dec 31st 2015 Design is a fundamental part of our daily lives, from the commonplace like paper cups to the elaborate like medical technology. Visit the Irish Year of Design 2015 at one of the many events in Dublin City and all around Ireland up until the end of December. Hire a bus for you and your group and join this year long festival that aims to raise awareness of the importance of all aspects of design. Supported by the Irish government and their Action Plan For Jobs, the event offers networking opportunities for designers and businesses within the country as well as abroad and showcases how design helps the economy and thus the welfare of the people. Come to Dublin for exhibitions, talks and workshops. Irish Year of Design: Celebrating creativity The month of November will see the 2nd Level Curriculum Workshop on Universal Design from 12-13 November; the Design for Children exhibition from 05-14 November; the Dublin Art Book Fair from 19-22 November; a Dinner Dialogue on 13 November; and on 20 November the opening of the exhibition Liminal – Irish design at the threshold which will be open until 06 March 2016. Learn more about Ireland’s creativity and its international reputation in architecture, animation, medicald device design, and much more. Hire a bus for you and your students, colleagues or friends to get you there and back in comfort, and leave all parking worries behind. Explore the power of design and the career opportunities it offers at the Irish Year of Design 2015! If you...

Eat up, it’s Galway Restaurant Week – happening Nov 3rd to 9th 2015

Eat up, it’s Galway Restaurant Week! – happening Nov 3rd to 9th 2015 Food lovers know that food keeps body and soul together. And what better place to do it than at the Galway Restaurant Week taking place from 03-09 November 2015 in restaurants in and around Galway City. Hire a bus for you and your family, friends or colleagues and come to Galway for a veritable feast for your tastebuds. This new initiative by the organisers of the popular Galway Food Festival brings restaurants owners all over Galway together to showcase their art and encourage visitors to try new foods and discover new favourites. After the success of its inauguration last year the Restaurant Week is back by popular demand and sees even more restaurants opening their doors with special offers and set menus solely put together for the occasion. Galway Restaurant Week: Local produce & the finest cuisine Enjoy local produce, modern takes on traditional Irish cuisine as well as the finest international dishes and drinks on the beautiful background of the Wild Atlantic Way. Indulge in fresh Irish fish, meat and game; locally grown organic veg; fine wine; homemade desserts and artisan coffees and teas. The festival will also run a competition on social media with the hashtag #GalwayRestaurantWeek where diners can post photos of their favourite dishes. Hire a bus for you and your group to get you there and back in comfort, and leave all parking worries behind. Celebrate the best of modern cuisine at the tastiest festival this season: The Galway Restaurant Week! If you would like to bring your group to Galway Restaurant...

The Dublin Beatles Festival happens this November 6th to 8th 2015

The Dublin Beatles Festival happens this November 6th to 8th 2015 Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! The celebration of the fab four comes back to town with the Dublin Beatles Festival taking place from 06-08 November 2015 in venues in Dublin City. Hire a bus for you and your family, friends and Beatles fan club and enjoy three days of music and nostalgia in the heart of the capital. Celebrating the anniversary of the historic Dublin performance of 7 November 1963 this festival is now in its third year and brings fans from all over Ireland and abroad together. Start the weekend in style with the Beatles Session at The Cobalt on North Great George’s Street including performances by Jonathan Ward, Vyvienne Long, Biggles Flies Again, Enda Reilly, Keith Grogan, Peare McGloughlin and Duncan Maitland. On Saturday the Workman’s Club on Wellington Quay opens its doors to the Beatles Table Quiz where your knowledge can win you great prizes, and after that the Big Gig with The Rockits, resident band of the iconic Cavern Club in Liverpool, bring you a two set performance with greatest hits from the 1960s and all your favourite Beatles songs. Dublin Beatles Festival: So much to see! The next day the Grand Social celebrates Strawberry Sunday with a screening of the short film Lennon v McCartney starring Rúaidhrí Conroy and Seamus Brennan, a staging of the play Pete Best of The Beatles introduced by the play’s own author Stephen Kennedy, a showing of the documentary Good Ol’ Freda and live public interview with Freda Kelly, and of course the Finale Show with the Newspaper Taxi Men...

See Michael McIntyre at the 3Arena in Dublin this November 6th & 7th 2015

See Michael McIntyre at the 3Arena in Dublin this November 6th & 7th 2015 Nothing’s healthier than a good laugh, so get yours and see Michael McIntyre at the 3Arena on 06 and 07 November 2015. Hire a bus for you and your family and comedy loving friends and for an evening of hilarious entertainment in this legendary Dublin City venue. McIntyre manage to break records with his last programme that sold better than any other comedy tour before, and his new show Happy&Glorious promises to draw the crowds again. This star of the Irish comedy calendar has also made a name starring in numerous TV shows, among them The Graham Norton Show, Live at the Apollo, Mock of the Week, Top Gear, as a judge on Britain’s Got Talent, and naturally his very own programme Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow. Michael McIntyre: An evening of amazing entertainment After his breakthrough at the British Royal Variety Performance in 2006 his career really took off, and he had the honour of personally hosting the event that made him popular in 2012. His talent has won him six awards and nominations for nine more, and he published a book “Life and Laughing: My Story” as well as three live stand-up DVDs. Now this shooting star takes to a Dublin stage once again to bring you an evening of amazing entertainment. Hire a bus for you and your group to get you there and back in comfort, and leave all parking worries behind. Treat yourself to this fun show with Michael McIntyre at the 3Arena! If you would like to bring your group to...

Premier Jumps Festival at Fairyhouse Racecourse happens this Nov 28th & 29th 2015

Premier Jumps Festival at Fairyhouse Racecourse happens this Nov 28th & 29th 2015 If you love the fun and excitement of a good race then make sure you don’t miss out on the Fairyhouse Winter Festival taking place from 28-29 November 2015 at the Fairyhouse Racecourse in Ratoath. Hire a bus for you and your family, friends or colleagues and bring them to County Meath for an exquisite weekend of the finest racing. This two day event showcases some of the best National Hunt horses in training and you are invited to watch them live at the Bar One Racing H’cap H’dle on the Saturday and three Grade One Races on the Sunday: the Royal Bond Novice Hurdle, the Drinmore Novice Chase, and the Hattons Grace Hurdle. And this is only where the fun begins. Fairyhouse Racecourse is famous for its appeal to visitors of all ages, and all under-18s go free. Premier Jumps Festival: Eat, drink & be merry! Enjoy some casual dining in the Jameson Stand where the Self Service Restaurant serves family classics and healthy snacks, or treat yourself to something special at the Bobbyjo Bistro located on the first floor of the Powers Stand with a stunning view over the race track and the parade ring. Hospitality packages for families and groups of all sizes offer great value, such as the Bobbyjo Bistro Package including a fine three course meal, or the Group Punters Pack. Hire a bus for you and your group to get you there and back in comfort without having to worry about parking. There is no better place to be this...

Stroll on over to the Upperchurch Walking Weekend in Tipperary this Nov 6th to 8th 2015

Stroll on over to the Upperchurch Walking Weekend in Tipperary this Nov 6th to 8th 2015 If you are looking to get out and about this autumn make sure you don’t miss out on the Upperchurch Walking Weekend taking place from 06-08 November 2015 in and around Upperchurch, Thurles. Hire a bus for you and your family, friends or hiking group and come to county Tipperary for a weekend of exercise in the beautiful outdoors. Now in its tenth year already the event has been growing more popular each year and offers something for hikers of all ages and fitness levels. Beginners and families will love the shorter 7-8 km lowland walks that will take between 1.5 and 2.5 hours over easy hills and through woodland; walkers of average fitness can choose from several routes between 6-18 km and a duration of 2-4 hours promising a mix of terrain and scenery. Upperchurch Walking Weekend: Walks suitable for all Those who are looking to challenge themselves will appreciate the 18 km tour for experiences walkers that includes some steep climbs on the 6 hour route; and there is also a fully wheelchair accessible route, the New Bog Walk, a level 1 km that is suitable to all and everyone. And there is more to this weekend than only hiking. Cycling fans can choose from three different routes (25, 50 or 75 km), and after all walks the Upper Limits Climbing Wall awaits you for some indoor fun. Hire a bus for you and your group to get you there and back in comfort without having to worry about parking. Enjoy the stunning beauty of county...