Monday, August 25, 2014

Dublin Events 2014

Events in Dublin over the coming months



Summer is a time of fun, excitement and making lots of great memories with your friends and family and as much as we may not like it, summer is really coming to an end now. But fear not, we’ve pulled together a list of all the great events that you have to look forward to over the coming months.

Grand Canal Hotel is located so close to everything happening here in Dublin so whether you are already planning to go to one of the below events or looking for an inspiration for a city break make sure to visit our website for great deals now!

Oktoberfest (19.09.14 – 05.10.14)

Taking place in the IFSC, Oktoberfest is always a brilliant event. Last year over 120,000 people visited this unique FREE Bavarian event. Experience traditional German fun, food and entertainment with over 30 German barmaids dressed in traditional Dirndl's. 

Enjoy ice-cold, fresh tapped German Erdinger “Fischer’s Hell” and “Weizenbier” (wheatbeer) or non-alcoholic wheatbeer! If you’re not a beer drinker, you will be happy to know that there will also be a German wine bar with excellent German white and red wine, longdrinks (havanna-coke, vodka-red bull) and many more! There will also be a coffee-bar (coffee, tea and hot chocolate) for you to try out. Taste some delicious German cuisine with your drinks. There will be over 30 German food stalls at the Oktoberfest.






Theatre Festival (25.09.14 – 12.10.14)

Going back as far as 1957, Dublin Theatre Festival is an annual event that brings together artists, theatre-makers and audiences from Ireland and around the world. Dublin city, its people and its stories, is at the very heart of the festival.  

Throughout the festival you can see performances in venues & locations all across the city. The festival combines theatre, music, dance and family events as well as artist talks, public discussions and artist development programmes.  






Bram Stoker Festival (24.10.10 – 27.10.14)

From 24th – 27th October, Dublin City will celebrate the life, work and legacy of Dublin horror novelist Bram Stoker and his gothic novel “Dracula”. The festival incorporates a range of events from large-scale spectacles including a gothic ball, to intimate performances in unusual spaces and a whole range of film and literary events. Last year’s festival saw more than 20,000 visitors from near and far descend upon the city. Check out the many events that took place last year: http://www.bramstokerfestival.com/events/.  






Shows at the Bord Gais Energy Theatre

The Bord Gais Energy Theatre is just an 8 minute stroll from the Grand Canal Hotel. We have a fantastic theatre package which includes show tickets, dinner, night’s accommodation, full Irish breakfast the following morning and free car parking during your stay.  You can get all of this from just €109pps. If you already have your ticket for a show you can also get this package minus the ticket from €69pps. There are many great shows coming up between now and the end of the year.

Blood Brothers (29.09.14 – 11.10.14)
Elvis Costello (16.10.14)
Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra (17.10.14 – 18.10.14)
Shrek the Musical (21.10.14 – 9.11.14)
The Mousetrap (10.11.14 – 15.11.14)
The Snowman Special (13.12.14 – 14.12.14)





Shows at the Gaiety

The Gaiety Theatre also has many great shows coming up. It’s located just off Grafton Street and is about a 15 – 20 minute walk from the Grand Canal Hotel or a short 5 minute bus ride. Here is what you can look forward to;

Grease (05.11.14 – 16.11.14)
Ballet Ireland Swan Lake (19.11.14 – 22.11.14)
Peter Pan Christmas Pantomine (01.12.14 – 11.01.15)






Concerts at the O2
The O2 line-up is packed full of a variety or great concerts and events over the next few months. We also have a great O2 package for you to avail of when attending an event at the O2. Get dinner, transport to & from the O2, night’s accommodation, full Irish breakfast the following morning and free car parking all from just €79pps. Upcoming shows at the O2;

Ed Sheeran (03.10.14 – 06.10.14)
Lady Gaga (17.10.14)
One Republic (19.10.14)
Il Divo (26.10.14)
The Big Reunion Boy Band Tour (02.11.14)
Paolo Nutini (03.11.14)
WWE Live (06.11.14)
Kylie (08.11.14)
Splash (10.11.14)
Lee Evans (11.11.14 – 12.11.14)
Andrea Bocelli (14.11.14)
James Blunt (20.11.14)
Passenger (22.11.14)
Enrique Inglesias (23.11.14)
The War of the Worlds (27.11.14)
John Bishop (04.12.14 – 05.12.14)
AndrĂ© Rieu (06.12.14 – 07.12.14)
Kasabian (08.12.14)
Elton John (09.12.14)
Peter Gabriel (10.12.14)
Ennio Morricone (12.12.14)
Diversity (15.12.14)
Madness (16.12.14)
Imelda May (019.12.14 – 20.12.14)













The Grand Canal Hotel is located in the picturesque and leafy areas of Ballsbridge with many lovely walks around the area including the banks of the Grand Canal and Herbert Park. Modern rooms at the contemporary style hotel feature free high-speed Wi-Fi and interactive smart TVs.  Executive rooms & suites are also available. Guests can enjoy casual food and drink in the lively Gasworks Bar or opt for more formal dining in the Epic Restaurant. The Grand Canal Hotel has a fully equipped gym and offers guests free private parking in its 2-story car park.

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Friday, August 1, 2014

August Events at the Gasworks Ballsbridge Dublin



August @ The Gasworks 


August Bank Holiday Weekend

This August Bank Holiday Weekend we have some great music, fantastic food and plenty drink promotions on offer for you to enjoy. 

With many of our Sunday night guests doing the Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon on Monday we have put on some delicious pasta specials on Sunday. Best of luck to all taking part. Fair play to you! We'd love to hear how you got on when you're done. 



Discover Ireland Dublin Horse Show

Discover Ireland Dublin Horse Show will take place in the RDS from the 6th - 10th August and we have some delicious specials for you while it is on. Carvery will be served as always from 12.00 to 2.00 and our bar menu and specials will start from 3.00pm and will be served daily. 




GAA All Ireland 

Up the Dubs!!! We are huge supporters of the the Dublin teams and will be playing all of the games on our 9 large screens. All pints are €4 while the Dublin games are on and we will have brilliant Traditional Music on following the matches. It has been going down a treat so far so join us for the next game and enjoy the live music.





Early Bird Dinners

As always you can get our ever popular Early Bird Dinner. Every evening you can get our 3 course dinner for just €19. So what shows are on this month? In the Bord Gais EnergyTheatre you can catch Show Boat (29th July - 2nd August), Avenue Q (5th - 9th August) and Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (12th - 23rd August) and in the Gaiety, it is the last month to see the 20th Anniversary Riverdance Show.







The Gasworks Bar, Upper Grand Canal Street, Dublin 4.

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The Gasworks Bar, part of Grand Canal Hotel, is the perfect location for dinner & drinks. Located just minutes from the Aviva Stadium & Bord Gais Energy Theatre it is the perfect spot to stop off at before going to see a game or a show. The Gasworks Bar has a great pre-theatre dinner as well as plenty of other special offers on food & drink.

With 9 sports screen, the Gasworks bar is a great choice for watching any sporting events. Enjoy great weekend entertainment in Gasworks Bar every weekend with Live Music on a Friday & DJ every Saturday.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Accommodation & competition for The Discover Ireland Dublin Horse Show August 2014

THE DISCOVER IRELAND DUBLIN HORSE




The Discover Ireland Dublin Horse Show is one of Ireland's largest events. Welcoming 100,000 visitors both from Ireland & from all over the world, it is without doubt one of the highlights of the summer.
The 141st Discover Ireland Dublin Horse Show will take place this year from Wednesday 6th August - Sunday 10th August 2014. With live music & entertainment, award winning exhibitions and children's entertainment (including pony rides, fun inflatables & a magic show) as well as a fashion shopping village and bars & restaurants plus the best in national and international show jumping, there really is something for everyone.   
The Blossom Hill Ladies' Day will be held on Thursday 7th August and will be awarding the "Best Dressed Lady", "Most Colourful Outfit", "Most Creative Hat" & "Elegance is an Attitude" as well as "Best Dressed Male".

The Grand CanalHotel is located only a half a mile (0.5 miles) from the Dublin Horse Show Arena in the RDS. We have:
·         Secure, Free Parking Facilities
·         Hotel Bar & Restaurant
·         Free Wireless Internet
·         Balcony Rooms Available




We, along with the RTE Guide are giving you the chance to WIN AN AMAZING PRIZE of two tickets to the Dublin Horse Show in the RDS plus a night’s stay in the Grand Canal Hotel on any one of the days of this year’s Dublin Horse Show. The prize includes B&B for two people, champagne & chocolates in the room on arrival, dinner with a bottle of wine & two tickets to the Horse Show. Checkout our competition, which is in celebration of our 10 years in business, in next week’s edition of the RTE Guide (out Monday 7th July). 



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Friday, June 27, 2014

Dublin Events in July

July at The Gasworks Bar





4th July

We're celebrating all things American this 4th July! We'll have special American inspired food and drink promotions as well as American Rock music playing in the bar.  







World Cup

We're loving the World Cup here at The Gasworks. We have all of the matches playing on our 9 sports screens and great beers & tapas specials from around the world. Get the full low-down on our World Cup promotions HERE  









Garth Brooks

We are so excited about Garth Brooks coming to Dublin this July. What better excuse than Garth Brooks is there to have Country Western themed evenings? We're going all out in The Gasworks from 25th - 29th July. Enjoy plenty of food specials, cocktails & Country Western music..........which of course will include lots of songs from the main man himself, Garth Brooks.




Dirty Dancing 

Going to see Dirty Dancing on stage at the Bord Gais Energy Theatre? Drop into us here at the Gasworks for pre-theatre meal. We're just a short stroll to the Theatre so you can take your time and enjoy your food and then make your way to the theatre when you are ready. Why not pop back over after the show for cocktails! 







Follow us on Twitter and Facebook to keep up with special offers and events. 







Grand Canal Street Upper
Ballsbridge
Dublin 4

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The Gasworks Bar, part of Grand Canal Hotel, is the perfect location for dinner & drinks. Located just minutes from the Aviva Stadium & Bord Gais Energy Theatre it is the perfect spot to stop off at before going to see a game or a show. The Gasworks Bar has a great pre-theatre dinner as well as plenty of other special offers on food & drink.

The Gasworks bar is a great choice for watching any sporting events. With 9 sports screen enjoy great weekend entertainment in Gasworks Bar every weekend with Live Music on a Friday & Boogie Nights every Saturday.


 

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Gasworks Bar Ballsbridge showing all of the World Cup 2014

World Cup Carnival




It’s World Cup time again!!! Ireland may not have qualified this time around but the Gaswork’s Bar will still be in full World Cup mania mode for all of the games. No matter what team you are cheering on, come to the Gasworks where all matches will be played on the 9 large sports screens, we’ll have tapas & beers from World Cup countries and plenty of specials to choose from.

Beers and Bites
We’ll have both food and beers from competing countries so whatever your team…or your taste, we have something for everyone.

World Cup Tapas:

Japan: Grilled Chicken Teriyaki & Slaw
€3.50/€5

Brazil: Bolinhos De Bacalhau Fuma, Smoked Code Croquettes & Dip
€4

Italy: Polpette Arrabbiata
€4

Spain: Patatas Bravas & Chorizo Empanadas
€4.50

USA: Hot & Spicy Chicken Wings
€4.50

Australia: Bbq Spare Rib
€4.50

Mexico: Quesadillas & Salsa
€4

England: Mini Beef & Ale Pies
€5

Germany: Frankfurter Hot Dog In Bun With Crispy Onion & Mustard
€4

Beers:
Japan: Kirin
€5

Brazil: Brahma
€4

Italy: Moretti
€4

Spain: Estrelle
€4.50

USA: Budweiser
€4

Australia: Tooheys Dry
€5

Mexico: Sol
€4

England: Wells Bombadier
€5

Germany: Aktien
€5

We will also have a “Match Of The Day” special whereby you can get the tapas and beer from the teams that are playing on that day for just €7.50.   





We are going all out for the next few weeks for the World Cup. We've picked our team to support this year and every time our team score we are going to take out tapas samples from that country COMPLIMENTARY for everyone in the Gasworks. Bar staff will also be wearing the team colours on the nights when they are playing. Care to take a guess on who we will be supporting?


We’ll also be running competitions on Facebook. Check out the GasworksFacebook page to see how each match day you can be in with a chance of winning a free a pitcher of beer.  



Plan to watch the matches as a groups? Great, the more the merrier. Contact us today on 01-6461000 to enquire about reserving your space in the bar. We even have a special offer for group bookings over 20 pax – a pint and BBQ burger for just €8pp. 



World Cup 2014 Thursday June 12th - Sunday July 3rd.  
See the full list of matches HERE 






The Gasworks Bar, part of Grand Canal Hotel, is the perfect location for dinner & drinks. Located just minutes from the Aviva Stadium & Bord Gais Energy Theatre it is the perfect spot to stop off at before going to see a game or a show. The Gasworks Bar has a great pre-theatre dinner as well as plenty of other special offers on food & drink.

The Gasworks bar is a great choice for watching any sporting events. With 9 sports screens enjoy great weekend entertainment in Gasworks Bar every weekend with Live Music on a Friday & Boogie Nights every Saturday.


Gasworks Bar
Grand Canal Street Upr
Ballsbridge
Dublin 4. 

01-6461000

Friday, May 30, 2014

Dublin Summer Explorer Bike Package

See Dublin By Bike


Dublin is such a beautiful city with so much to offer. It’s so easy to get around and to see all the top spots even if you visit for just a short trip and what better way to see the city than by bike.


Grand Canal Hotel have teamed up with See Dublin By Bike to offer a fantastic 2 Night Explore Dublin by Bike Summer Package;
  • 2 Nights Bed & Breakfast
  • 3 Course Evening Meal On One Night
  • Taste of Dublin Bike Tour
  • Take-Away Lunch For Tour Incl. Sandwiches, Crisps, Fruit & Bottle Of Water




Take in Dublin’s culture and history and see so many of its gorgeous buildings.The Taste of Dublin bike tour takes in College Green, Dublin Castle, the Guinness brewery, St Patrick’s Cathedral, Temple Bar, the ‘Italian Quarter’, the fashionable southside, Parnell Square and the Georgian northside, Merrion Square and the Oscar Wilde memorial. Along the way, you will hear about Dublin’s literary and rock ‘n’ roll traditions and the events and personalities that shaped the city’s character.





Grand Canal Hotel is located in the picturesque and leafy areas of Ballsbridge. With many lovely walks around the area including the banks of the Grand Canal and Herbert Park, the hotel is also within walking distance of the Aviva Stadium, the Bord Gais Energy Theatre, The RDS, The O2 and the The Convention Centre. And perhaps most importantly, the shopping Mecca of the south city centre, Grafton Street. 

All 142 bedrooms are modern with feature such as free high-speed Wi-Fi and interactive smart TVs.  Executive rooms & suites are also available. Guests can enjoy casual food and drink in the lively Gasworks Bar or opt for more formal dining in the Epic Restaurant. The Grand Canal Hotel has a fully equipped gym and offers guests free private parking in its 2-story car park.






00353-1-6461000






Friday, May 16, 2014

Flora Women's Mini Marathon


Flora Women's Mini Marathon 

Monday June 2nd 2014


(The Flora Women's Mini Marathon start line at Merrion Square)


Not long now to go until the Flora Women's Mini Marathon. Going since 1983, the annual 10k charity run is the largest all-female event of it's kind in the world.



The event has grown in size year on year with women of all shapes and levels of fitness taking part. Since 2007, the number of participants have exceeded 40,000 and last year a record number of 40,717 took part. Although it is not a requirement, most of those who take part use this fantastic event as an opportunity to raise money for their chosen charity and since 1983 approximately €137 million has been raised for charity. 




(Flora Women's Mini Marathon 2014 Route Map)



The mini marathon will take place, as always, on June bank holiday Monday (2nd June 2014) and will start at 2pm. The start and finish line are just minutes from the Grand Canal Hotel. 

Stay at Grand Canal Hotel and get: 
- A great Mini Marathon overnight rate of €69RO
- FREE late parking, 
- Showers for after the race 
- Luggage storage 


You can avail of this rate on both Sunday & Monday night. For more information or to book, call us on 01-6461000 or email reservations@grandcanalhotel.com



(Flora Women's Mini Marathon Participants)



Have you taken part in the Flora Women's Mini Marathon before? Will you be taking part this year? Let us know about your experience if so.  






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