Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Christmas Events in Dublin 2014

Christmas Events in Dublin

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Tis is the season, Christmas 2014. A time to spend with your loved ones, a time to laugh and let your hair down. There are events for everyone whether you want to go out with friends and enjoy the festive party scene or if you would like to create memories with your children, Dublin City has it all. Keep reading to find out Moran and Bewley’s Hotel Group Favourite Christmas in Dublin 2014 events.

You can start off your day in Dublin City Centre enjoying the festive cheer that the city brings or shopping for that perfect gift for your friends and family. To help make the lead up to Christmas less stressful Dublin City Centre has launched “Shop and Drop” for the second year running. This allows you to drop off your shopping at either Henry Street or Grafton Street and pick it up at a later stage in the day. For more information on this fantastic service click this link  http://www.dublintown.ie/whats-on-events/shop-drop-grafon-street/ This also allows you to enjoy some of the fantastic events happening around the Dublin City Centre.

Moran and Bewley’s Hotel Group have picked out some of the best Christmas in Dublin Events for 2014.

           Visit Santa in the City.

Mr Clause has one of the hardest jobs in the world. Visiting all the children around the world. He has made sure that this year he will get to meet all of the wonderful children in Ireland. You can visit Santa in many locations in Dublin City Centre, here are a few of the best.

·         Jervis Centre
·         Powerscourt
·         Wax Museum
·         Iiac Centre
·         Arnotts
·         St. Stephens Green.
·         Santa’s pop up Grotto- the Grafton Quarter.

       Christmas Shows on in Dublin City Centre.

·         7th December to 14th December- It Sounds Like Christmas- A show for the whole family all about TimTom who is different to all the other children. He has never seen Christmas. This will change and TimTom will get to experience Christmas in a very special way with the help of all the audience. The show lasts for 50 minutes and runs from 7th December to the 15th December. This will be a sell out so book your tickets now for this free event at Powerscourt Townhouse.
·         22nd November to 21st December – A Most Peculiar Wintry Thing- The ARK. A family show that will create fun and exciting memories for all the children. This show will also highlight the wonders of winter and help all the adults re-live all their wonderful memories from childhood. Tickets are from €9 and Family tickets are from €40.
·         1st December 2014- 1st January 2015- Peter Pan Christmas Pantomime. The Gaiety Theatre presents Peter Pan its 2014 Christmas Panto! He’s behind you. No Christmas is complete without the annual visit to the Christmas Panto. Tickets start from €19.50 book now to avoid disappointment.

Why not treat yourself and your family and book into one of our 5 locations in Dublin City Centre and relax after all your Christmas activities. Our Hotels include 1. Red Cow Moran Hotel, 2. Bewley’s Hotel Ballsbridge, 3. Bewley’s Hotel Leopardstown, 4. Bewley’s Hotel Dublin Airport and Bewley’s Hotel Newlands Cross. Book now to avoid disappointment.

Christmas Concerts in Dublin City

  • 10th December- Carols by Candlelight at Christ Church- A Christmas Concert that is well known and sells out nearly as fast as One Direction. This wonderful Christmas Concert will showcase the amazing acoustics of Christ Church Cathedral. The Choir will not disappoint the audience and will amaze you with their stunning vocals of all your favourite Christmas Carol’s. Tickets are from €25.00
  •  20th December- ChristChurch annual Christmas Concert- the Mornington Singers and Conductor Orla Flanagan return to Christ Church Cathedreal for their annual Christmas Concert. Tickets are from €12
  • 19th December to 21st December- The Christmas Concert featuring the Snowman- A Concert for the whole family filled with magical carols and the very popular “Walking in the air” song. Special guest apperances by puppet animation Matthew Robins and the magical voice of Meav. Early booking is recommended, tickets are from €17.
All of our Hotels are within very close proximity off all the Christmas Concerts in Dublin City Centre. To make a booking check out our New Websites http://www.redcowmoranhotel.com/ or http://www.bewleyshotels.com/

     Christmas Markets in Dublin City

·         13th November to 22nd December- Christmas Market St. Stephen’s Green
·         1st December to 1st January- Guinness Storehouse first ever Christmas Store.
·         12th December to 14th December-Christmas Cracker Market Smithfield Square Dublin 7

Exciting Christmas Events on In Dublin City Centre.

·         29th October to 22nd December- Festive Family Fun Fair @ Wolfe Tone Square.
·         21st November to 04th January- Christmas Kingdom at St Anne’s Park.
·         9th December to 23rd December- IFA Live Animal Crib at Mansion House- The Grafton Quarter.
·         13th December- Yuletide Greeting at National Museum of Ireland.

Moran and Bewley’s Hotels would like to wish all our guests a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. If you haven’t booked yet for your trip to Dublin City Centre call us now or check out our websites for the best available prices.


Monday, December 1, 2014

One Direction Dublin 2015

One Direction have announced their UK & Ireland tour dates and will play the 3 Arena in Dublin on 16th and 17th October 2015. It has been much anticipated and the news has finally broken the world famous boy band will return to Dublin in 2015 for what will most certainly be a couple of sell out shows. the dates form part of the On the Road Again Tour.

Following sell out shows in Croke Park in 2014 the band return to Dublin to perform hits from their new album Four along with hits such as What Makes You Beautiful, Story of My Life and Best Song Ever. Irish fans will get to see Niall Horan perform in the magnificent 3 Arena Dublin with band members Harry, Zayn, Louis and Liam.

Tickets go on sale on ticketmaster.ie on Saturday 6th December at 9am priced from €59.50 - €87.50.

Bewley's Hotels offer delicious food and a wide variety of spacious guest rooms including; single, double, twin, triple, family and suites.
For accommodation in Dublin for One Direction check out our Bewleys hotels including:
Bewley's Hotels will be running a shuttle service to and from each of the One Direction concerts in the 3 Arena. 

Friday, November 28, 2014

Slane 2015

Slane 2015 Line up has been announced!

Slane Castle is located in County Meath.

The concert will be held on May 30th 2015.
The big acts set to hit the stage are Foo Fighters, Kaiser Chiefs and Hozier. More acts are to be announced in the weeks to come.

Foo Fighters classic hits include “The Pretender”, “Best of You” “Bridge Burning”.

Kaiser Chiefs iconic “I predict a Riot” will get you up dancing!

Hozier is currently on his UK and European Tour. His well-known song “Take Me to Church” hit our charts by storm this year.

Tickets go on sale next Monday the 1st of December at 9am, tickets are priced €79.50.
Get your tickets fast as they will sell out quickly. 

Bewleys Hotels in conjunction with Executive Express will offer a shuttle bus to Slane castle on the day.

Bewleys Hotel offer great rates if you would like to stay the night after Slane. Get cosy in one of our Bewleys Hotels in Dublin.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Awards Time

Bewley's Hotels are delighted to have been chosen as 'Most Innovative Partner for 2014' by Orbitz Worldwide.

Orbitz Worldwide is a leading global online travel company that helps leisure and business travelers to search for, plan and book packages, flights, hotels etc

We want to say a big thank you to Orbitz Worldwide for choosing Bewley's Hotels as the winner for Most Innovative Partner for 2014.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Traditional Christmas Markets in Dublin, Leeds and Manchester

Traditional Christmas Markets in Dublin, Leeds and Manchester

A visit to a traditional Christmas Market is the perfect way to immerse yourself in the Christmas spirit. The popularity of Christmas Markets is increasing every year with most large towns and cities embracing the tradition and operating markets throughout the months of November and December. In all Bewley’s Hotel locations including Dublin Leeds and Manchester you will not be disappointed with markets taking place in the centre of each city.

Dublin Christmas Markets

Twinkling lights, log cabins, and Christmas trees adorn the streets where you can browse a selection of stalls selling handcrafted gift items and woodcrafts. Tasty treats such as Belgian Chocolate Popcorn, traditional German Bratwurst & Gluhwein, Hungarian goulash and Spanish paella are on offer while the unmistakeable aroma of mulled wine fills the air.

Bewley’s Hotels offer great value accommodation and easy access to the city centres and Christmas markets of Dublin, Leeds & Manchester.

When visiting the Christmas markets we have the following tips:

  • Wrap up warm – the chill in the air undoubtedly adds to the seasonal atmosphere but it won’t be much fun if you can’t feel your fingers. A warm coat and a cosy hat and scarf are definitely recommended.
  • Avoid the crowds – try to visit the markets midweek. Monday – Thursday are quieter times and you will be guaranteed to get the same magic market experience.
  • Check out the websites below for activities at each market and make the most of your time by planning in advance – alternatively you can just drop by and immerse yourself in the market experience.

Christmas Markets:

  • Dublin, St Stephens Green - 13th of November – 22nd of December
  • Leeds, Millenium Square – 14th November – 20th December
  • Manchester, Locations include Albert Square, Brazennose Street, King Street, St. Ann's Square and more – 14th November – 21st December.

Enhance your Christmas market experience and relax with a stay at one of the selection of Bewleys Hotels.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Hotels in Leeds City Centre

Hotels in Leeds City Centre
Bewley's Hotel is located in Leeds city centre and is the ideal location for those visiting the city.
It is within walking distance of all the main attractions, shopping areas, sporting grounds, concert/theatre venues and business districts.

There are many hotel in Leeds City Centre but the great thing about Bewley's Hotel Leeds is that it offers parking, free wifi, great food and drink, quality accommodation and fantastic service.


Wednesday, November 5, 2014

WeddingsOnline Awards 2015

We are delighted to be nominated this year for the 2015 Wedding Online Awards.
Weddingsonline Awards
The categories we are in are ‘Exclusive Venue of the Year’ and ‘Hotel Venue of the Year Leinster’.
We really need your help to win the Weddings Online Awards 2015 for Red Cow Moran Hotel and Bewleys Hotel Ballsbridge.
Could you please vote for Thomas Prior Hall to win ‘Exclusive Venue of the Year’ and Red Cow Moran Hotel to win ‘Hotel Venue of the Year Leinster’.
Red Cow Moran Hotel is one of the most highly recommended Dublin Wedding Venues which can cater for up to 550 guests and indeed more intimate weddings too. We have launched a new Ballroom for weddings in The Four Star Red Cow Moran Hotel. The ballroom boasts a scheme of plush cream and gold. The gold is reflected in our opulent crystal chandeliers. The ivory and gold colour schemes complements all wedding themes. Red Cow Moran Hotel offers a contemporary yet homely backdrop for this very special occasion.
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Tucked away neatly behind stunning greenery and an iconic water fountain, you will find Thomas Prior Hall in Ballsbridge Dublin 4. This unique Dublin Wedding Venue, Thomas Prior Hall promises to create an unforgettable day for both you and your guests. This stunning Dublin wedding venue is surrounded by manicured lawns, tall chestnut trees and an iconic white water fountain. The stunning water fountain is an excellent backdrop to wedding photos and civil ceremonies.

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The Weddings Online Awards recognise the success, dedication and extremely high levels of quality and service given by the Irish wedding industry. We are delighted to be apart of this competition.
Weddings Online has become Ireland’s most loved Wedding Community, connecting brides and grooms-to-be with the perfect Wedding suppliers.
Voting has opened on the 3rd of November and will close on the 5th of December.
We would love if you could all vote! The finalists will be announced on Wednesday 12th of December.
Voting is really easy just click on this link but be sure to vote for both categories at the same time... #wolaawards2015

Thanks everyone!!