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

Booking a Hotel for 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.

*UPDATE - Irish Band The Strypes have been added to the lineup for Slane 2015! They join Foo Fighters, Kaiser Chiefs, Hozier and Ash for this summers gig at the iconic Co Meath Venue.*

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!!

Friday, October 31, 2014

The Script to play Croke Park 2015

The Script will take to the stage in Croke Park on 20th June 2015. Following an announcement at Croke Park the Irish band were unveiled as the first of next years major concerts.

The Script will be performing hits such as songs such as “Hall of Fame”, “Break Even”, and tracks from their latest album “No Sound Without Silence”. They will be supported by Pharrell.

Tickets will go on sale on Thursday 6th November.

Bewleys Hotels in conjunction with Executive Express will offer a shuttle bus service to Croke Park for The Script concert.

Bewleys Hotels offer great rates if you would like to stay on the night of The Script concert in Croke Park. Visit Bewley's Hotels website to find accommodation for this Concert in Croke Park

Monday, October 27, 2014

Stag Parties Leeds

Leeds Stag Parties
Leeds is the ultimate Stag Party destination. At Bewley's Hotel Leeds, we have a fantastic package at a great great rate.

Special Stag Package From £50pp!

  • 1 Night Accommodation
  • Full English Breakfast
  • Dinner in The Brasserie Restaurant
  • Groups of 20 or more The Hen goes FREE
  • FREE Entry in to a top Leed City Night Club before midnight


Monday, October 13, 2014

Hen Parties Leeds

Hen Parties Leeds
Leeds is the Ultimate Hen Party destination in the UK!

Bewley's Hotel Leeds has the perfect package for Hens!

Special Hen Package From £50pp!

  • 1 Night Accommodation
  • Full English Breakfast
  • Dinner in The Brasserie Restaurant
  • Groups of 20 or more The Hen goes FREE
  • FREE Entry in to a top Leed City Night Club before midnight

Why not use one of our meeting rooms for an activity class or perhaps a cocktail making lesson!

Book Your Hen Party Package Today!

Friday, September 26, 2014

Ladies Gaelic Finals Take Centre Stage in Dublin

Ladies GAA Finals Weekend Kicks Off in Dublin

The 41st TG4 All Ireland Finals will take place at Croke Park on Sunday, September 28th, with three matches taking place during an action packed day.

Ladies Gaelic Finals image

The All Ireland Junior Final will take place first with throw in at 11:45 as Wexford return to the All Ireland Final to take a New York team travelling to Dublin for the finals.

The Intermediate final is going to be an All-Ulster encounter with supporters travelling from Northern Ireland as Down and Fermanagh meet for the fourth time this year.

The TG4 Senior All Ireland final features a hugely successful Cork team who have won every All Ireland  since 2005 except for 2010 when Dublin were victors.

With over 25,000 supporters expected to make the trip to Croke Park it promises to be an exciting days action. For those travelling early to the matches, The Brasserie Restaurant at Bewleys Leopardstown, Bewleys Newlands Cross, Bewleys Hotel Ballsbridge and Bewleys Dublin Airport are open for Breakfast.

Bewley's Hotel Dublin Airport - GAA Finals image
Bewley's Hotel Dublin Airport

The Red Cow Inn will be open from 9 am for a Carvery Breakfast, 12pm for Carvery Lunch and 8pm for Steak House Dinner and for all Red Cow Inn customers there ample free parking and within a short walking distance to the Red Luas Line.

Tickets for all 3 finals are available through www.tickets.ie and www.ladiesgaelic.ie. Tickets cost €25 for adults, €10 for students/senior citizens & €8 for Under 16’s. For details about group discounts contact the LGFA on 01 836 3156.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Leeds Night Life

Leeds Night Out
Leeds is one of the best cities in the UK to go out in. Leeds night life is great fun and there is something for everyone.

  • Oceana is Leeds largest nightclub 
  • Tiger Tiger
  • Baja Beach Club 
  • The Mint nightclub 
  • Evolution
  • Mojos
  • Electric Pass
  • Oracle
  • Henry's Bar Cafe

Alternatively there is the Alea Casino or Mr. Bens local comedy club. There is so much to choose from!

If you are planning a night out in Leeds make sure to stay at Bewley's Hotel Leeds!

The Magic of Christmas in Dublin

Christmas in Dublin imageThere is something special about Christmas in Dublin and as the evenings begin to get that little bit darker we are all starting to make those plans for our Christmas activities. Whether you are planning a shopping trip in Dublin or looking for the perfect venue for your office Christmas Party Night there are plenty of decisions to be made.

Christmas Shopping in Dublin

Dublin City centre is a truly special place once the lights are switched on and the Christmas shopping rush begins. There’s plenty of choice when it comes to shopping including the bustling Grafton Street, Henry Street and St Stephens Green Shopping Centre. Dundrum Town Centre is located minutes from Bewley’s Hotel Leopardstown. If you are travelling to Dublin for some pre-Christmas shopping all Bewley’s Hotels offer great value accommodation and easy access to the city centre. From the 13th of November – 22nd of December Dublin's St Stephens Green will be transformed into a magical Christmas marketplace. For the first year, decorated chalets will adorn the centre of Dublin with traditional Christmas market treats such as Belgian Chocolate popcorn,  traditional German Bratwurst & Gluhwein, handcrafted gifts and lots more seasonal treats.

Christmas Party Venue

Christmas Lights at the GPO, Dublin

Christmas is the perfect time to wind down a busy year in the office with staff and colleagues. From a sumptuous Christmas Lunch or Dinner to the lively Christmas party nights, at Bewley’s Hotels you are spoiled for choice. Throughout November and December you can put on your dancing shoes and party with the amazing Boogie Nights at our Dublin Airport shared Christmas party nights.

Visit Bewley's Hotels Christmas website for details of Christmas Party Nights, Christmas Luncheons and Dinner Parties, Christmas Day Lunch, Christmas Day Dinner & Accommodation Packages.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

All Ireland Football Final Kerry V's Donegal 2014

Kerry V’s Donegal, the bets are on who will be crowned champions of Ireland 2014.
This will be a very tough match as both were underdogs in there semi finals this year. Kerry proved that no matter how young of a team they have that football is in their blood and that they will fight tooth and nail to come out the better team in each and all of their matches and will show up on final day with one hand already on the Sam. Donegal still have the feeling in their bones of winning such a prestigious title and they will not let Kerry attach past their very solid defense. With one of the biggest shocks in this year All Ireland Championships, beating what was thought as the unstoppable team of 2014 Dublin. Donegal are full of confidence heading into the final and know that if they keep fighting for procession and stay calm that their almighty forwards will do what they do best. 
This will be the First time Kerry and Donegal have every met in an All Ireland Final, but Kerry fell short of the win against the 2012 Champions when they met in the quarter final stage of the 2012 All Ireland Championships.  Kerry will be out to prove that although they haven’t lifted the Sam since 2009 that they are a force to be reckoned with and that they have put the last few years behind them and are ready for what will be a final that is not to be missed.
For the Best available rates for the All Ireland Final 2014 check out Moran & Bewleys Hotels. Our Group have 5 locations in the City and all in close proximity to Croke Park. The Red Cow Inn will be open from 9 am for a carvery breakfast, 12pm for carvery Lunch and 8pm for Steak House Dinner and for all Red Cow Inn customers there ample free parking and within a short walking distance to the Red Luas Line.
The Brassiere Restaurant is located in all Bewleys hotels and is the perfect pre or post match meeting point. Visit our websites below for more information.

Red Cow       Bewleys Hotel Ballsbridge     Bewleys Hotel Dublin Airport  

 Bewleys Hotel Leopardstown           Bewleys Hotel Newlands Cross

Leeds Weekend Breaks

Leeds Weekend Breaks
Leeds is the perfect city for a Weekend Break. There is so much to see and do.

  • Shopping
  • Family Attractions including Leeds Wall
  • Dining
  • Night Clubs
  • Theatre
  • Concerts
  • Sporting Events
Bewley's Hotel Leeds is the perfect place to base yourself when taking a Leeds Weekend Break.

Book Today!

Monday, September 8, 2014

Places to Stay Leeds

Places to Stay Leeds
We have a quick guide for places to stay in Leeds. Leeds offers various options for those traveling to Leeds.

Apart from hotels there are B&B, Guest House and Hostel offerings. If you move outside of the city there are camp sites and caravan parks.

Bewley's Hotel Leeds is the perfect place to stay in Leeds as it offers great value, fantastic rooms and amazing service.

Book Bewley's Hotel Leeds Today!

Monday, September 1, 2014

Restaurant in Leeds City

Restaurants in Leeds City
One of the best things about Leeds city is the amazing restaurants. No matter what you are craving you will find a cuisine to suit.

Bewley's Hotel Leeds has two dining areas.

The Brasserie Restaurant 
The Inkwell Bar

The Brasserie Restaurant offers a mixture of classical cuisine with modern twists. The menu is international so there is something for everyone.

The Inkwell Bar has less formal and more Yorkshire type pub grub.

Whatever you love to eat, we will have a dish to suit you!

Friday, August 29, 2014

GAA - The fight for glory continues

The fight for glory continues!!

2014 is a year of great excitement for our national sport. We are gaining global recognition for our Gaelic games now that the matches can be viewed on Sky TV. This sports is now been recognised for it’s  great skill and entertainment throughout the globe. As our sport grows so does our passion and this has been expressed in the quality of skill and determination of all teams involved for this year’s All Ireland Finals.

We can now look forward to a thrilling weekend of semi final action in the GAA All Ireland Senior Championship. On Saturday 30th August the replay of last weekend’s clash between the very strong Kerry and the ever determined Mayo will take place in Limerick. This will be a game not too be missed weather in front of the TV or on the side of the pitch, both teams will be back to full strength with 15 men on the pitch for the Kick off. Mayo fought very hard last weekend to come back and level the score and take a small lead near the end of the game but unfortunately Kerry took advantage of a few tired legs as Mayo played the majority of the game a man down.

In Croke Park we will also be treated to fine display of football on Sunday 31st of August with Dublin taking on Donegal. This semi final can only bring back memories of the 2011 semi final clash of these two teams with Dublin securing a marginal win over Donegal of just 2 points. Dublin will show why they are considered one of the favourites as they continue to play their aggressive attacking game but they will be up against the very strong blanket defensive of Donegal. Two very different styles of Football and a match that should not be missed.

Bewleys Dublin Airport is ideally located close to Croke Park and offers excellent rates for overnight stays. You can also stop in and check out our newly refurbished public areas in the hotel and relax in the Playwright bar with a bite to eat. Book direct for best prices at Bewleys Hotel Dublin Airport.

Moran & Bewley's Hotels would like to wish the Best of Luck to Kerry senior football team and Cork senior Ladies who we are proud to sponsor.

The latest fixtures of the GAA All Ireland Senior Football here

Monday, August 18, 2014

Conference Hotel Leeds

Conference Hotel Leeds
Bewley's Hotel Leeds offers prime and state of the art Conference facilities. 

Some of their features include:
  • Ample onsite parking
  • State of the art technology and facilities
  • Natural daylight
  • Support from an expert team
  • Rooms can be adapted to various layouts
  • Technical / Equipment Support
For all enquiries to this conference hotel in leeds email: cb.leeds@bewleyshotels.com

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

In a summer of amazing concerts in Ireland, The Charlatans’ appearance at Bulmers Live at Leopardstown might be one that has flown under your radar until now.

You should fix that.
The British indie rock band has been on the go since the late 80s, and with good reason. With eleven studio albums under their belt since, this soul/rock act first assaulted the charts in 1990 with debut single “Indian Rope”. The reaction was enough to secure the band a label, and the follow-up “The Only One I Know” was a smash, hitting the top 10 on release. What has followed is twenty-four years of musical magic. If you’re thinking of heading to see the band on August 14th, we’ve got five very good reasons why you should.

The Only One I Know
This is the single that really let The Charlatans make their mark. A top 10 hit in the UK, it reached number 11 in the Irish charts and even broke the US Modern Rock charts, reaching number 5. In 2007, Robbie Williams put his own spin on the track when he covered it for Mark Ronson’s album Version.

Me. In Time
“Me. In Time” was the last single from The Charlatans to really make an impact on the Irish charts, hitting number 12. The first of the band’s songs to feature Mark Collins, its failure to appear on any studio album means that fans go crazy for it. What is seldom is wonderful and all that…

One To Another
The lead single from the band’s fifth studio album, “Tellin Stories”, this was arguably the band’s most successful single, hitting a high of number three in the UK charts. Trivia factoid: One to Another features drum loops provided by Tom Rowlands of The Chemical Brothers.

You’re So Pretty - We’re So Pretty
This song originally featured on the band’s Wonderland album in 2001, and appeared in a Carlsberg advert the following year. A remixed version was released by Youth in 2006. 

Oh! Vanity
Two decades after their launch, The Charlatans were still at the forefront of music innovations. In 2008 “Oh! Vanity” was released as a free digital download, followed by their partnership with Xfm to become the first UK band to release an album completely free to download via a radio station.

Big thanks to Michelle McMahon, editor at Her.ie for this great blog