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# bank-holiday - Saturday 2 June, 2012

From The Daily Edge Open thread: What are you getting up to for the long weekend? Downtime

Open thread: What are you getting up to for the long weekend?

It’s a three-day weekend – and there’s plenty of stuff going on around the country. So: what are you doing?

How to get around Dublin this bank holiday weekend…

…and other traffic hotspots around the country as festivals are held from Donegal to Cork.

# bank-holiday - Friday 1 June, 2012

Weatherwatch: patchy outlook for the June bank holiday weekend

Karl Mehlhorn of Irish Weather Network has some good news for the long weekend – and some bad news…

Drivers asked to take extra care this Bank Holiday weekend

During the first weekend of June last year, one person was killed and 12 people seriously injured on Irish roads.

# bank-holiday - Saturday 5 May, 2012

The Daily Fix: Saturday

Our round-up of the day’s big stories – as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed…

Enjoy the sunshine while you can...

It won’t be here all weekend.

# bank-holiday - Friday 4 May, 2012

Lambs, Crisp Fest and The Life of Brian: What's on this Bank Holiday Weekend

Stuck for something to do this weekend? Here’s a run down of what’s going on around the country…

Motorists urged to take extra care on roads over bank holiday weekend

Garda tips for travelling over the holiday weekend.

# bank-holiday - Wednesday 2 May, 2012

Full Dart services to run over bank holiday weekend

Iarnród Éireann has announced the postponment of engineering works planned for this weekend due to the disruption it would cause over the May Bank Holiday.

# bank-holiday - Tuesday 1 May, 2012

Dart service disrupted over bank holiday weekend

Engineering works mean disruptions for north Dublin service from Saturday to Monday.

# bank-holiday - Monday 30 April, 2012

Poll: Are you planning a Bank Holiday trip this weekend? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you planning a Bank Holiday trip this weekend?

Staying at home? Holidaying in Ireland? Or going a bit more exotic and jetting off on a plane?

# bank-holiday - Monday 19 March, 2012

The burning question*: DIY shops on bank holidays - heaven or hell? Dilemma This post contains a poll

The burning question*: DIY shops on bank holidays - heaven or hell?

This and every Monday, let TheJournal.ie distract you from the ‘serious’ news with one of life’s REAL dilemmas. (*not really)

# bank-holiday - Friday 16 March, 2012

DUP deputy leader tells House of Commons: Make St Patrick's Day a public holiday

Nigel Dodds asks Sir George Young, the Leader of the House of Commons, if March 17 will be made a holiday in the UK.

# bank-holiday - Sunday 11 March, 2012

From The Daily Edge Who's leading your St Patrick's Day parade this year? St Patrick's Day

Who's leading your St Patrick's Day parade this year?

A footballer, a hurler, a politician and a ringmistress… it’s not the start to a bad joke, it’s a list of the people chosen as parade grand marshals around the country.

# bank-holiday - Monday 2 January, 2012

From The Daily Edge You do know today’s not a public holiday, right? Uh-Oh

You do know today’s not a public holiday, right?

Get back to work! Unless, of course, your employer is among the majority to observe today as a de facto holiday anyway.

# bank-holiday - Sunday 6 November, 2011

From The42 The sporting tweets of the week Twittersphere This post contains images

The sporting tweets of the week

This week, Lance Armstrong pays tribute to Jim Stynes, Serena Williams discusses her relationship problems and Brian O’Driscoll complains about having to train on a Bank Holiday.

# bank-holiday - Thursday 20 October, 2011

From The Daily Edge Walking in a... pumpkin... wonderland Halloween This post contains videos This post contains images

Walking in a... pumpkin... wonderland

You’ve never heard of the connection between turtles and pumpkins? This vid from Virginia Pumpkin Festival reveals all…

# bank-holiday - Saturday 30 July, 2011

The Daily Fix: Saturday Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Saturday

Every evening, TheJournal.ie brings you a round-up of the day’s main news stories, as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed.

From The Daily Edge Bored? Here's 8 websites perfect for a rainy day Procrastinate This post contains images

Bored? Here's 8 websites perfect for a rainy day

A collection of eight websites that will keep you entertained for hours. Go, procrastinate!

# bank-holiday - Monday 6 June, 2011

Gallery: Your bank holiday weekend in pictures Bank Holiday This post contains images

Gallery: Your bank holiday weekend in pictures

A selection of photos from the weekend as snapped by you.

# bank-holiday - Sunday 5 June, 2011

The Daily Fix: Sunday

In your bank holiday Sunday Fix: Aer Lingus talks back on tonight; the source of the E. coli outbreak is found; Berlusconi’s ‘bunga bunga’ goes on; and did you miss the shuffle of honour for the Queen last month?

From The Daily Edge What’s going on this Bank Holiday Sunday? Bank Holiday

What’s going on this Bank Holiday Sunday?

Want to do something with your day – but not sure where to go? Here’s a nutshell guide to what’s happening and where.

# bank-holiday - Saturday 4 June, 2011

From The Daily Edge As chosen by you: the Bank Holiday road trip and summertime mixtape Choons This post contains videos

As chosen by you: the Bank Holiday road trip and summertime mixtape

The perfect playlist for your bank holiday weekend as chosen by TheJournal.ie readers.

From The Daily Edge Poll: Which is Ireland's best beach? Bank Holiday This post contains a poll

Poll: Which is Ireland's best beach?

The weather’s good and it’s a long weekend, so we want you to choose Ireland’s best sandy sun spot.

From The Daily Edge What's going on this Bank Holiday Saturday? Bank Holiday

What's going on this Bank Holiday Saturday?

Want to do something with your day – but not sure where to go? Here’s a nutshell guide to what’s happening and where.

# bank-holiday - Friday 3 June, 2011

The Daily Fix: Friday Daily Fix This post contains images

The Daily Fix: Friday

In today’s Fix: Mladic reacts to “monstrous” charges; Aer Lingus talks continue; new MRSA superbug in Dublin hospitals; and MI6 pull off ‘Operation Cupcake’.

# bank-holiday - Thursday 2 June, 2011

From The Daily Edge Britain prepares for a heatwave…as Ireland gets its woollies on Not Fair

Britain prepares for a heatwave…as Ireland gets its woollies on

Temperatures in Britain will be warmer than Casablanca – while in Ireland the outlook is “well below normal”.

# bank-holiday - Wednesday 1 June, 2011

The Daily Fix: Wednesday

In today’s Fix: Blatter’s back; Kenny says no plan yet on how much new property and water charges will cost; and a quiz inspired by WikiLeaks and the last Irish cabinet.

From The Daily Edge Music, flowers, sheep, fun and some SUN! What the June Bank Holiday has in store Summer

Music, flowers, sheep, fun and some SUN! What the June Bank Holiday has in store

With temperatures of 25c and sunny spells predicted for some parts of the country, here’s TheJournal.ie’s guide to a great bank holiday. Sheep shearing and rocking out included.

# bank-holiday - Tuesday 3 May, 2011

Four men die on roads over Bank Holiday weekend

The two teenage victims of yesterday’s crash in Enniscorthy are named, bringing to four the number of dead this weekend.

# bank-holiday - Friday 30 July, 2010

Bloody Bank Holidays, if you’re not doing something, you always feel like you should be. So we’ve compiled a few ideas of things to do over the long weekend.

Go to Galway. If you haven’t heard, there’s a bit of shin dig going on out west called the Galway Races. Although the festival kicked off last weekend it concludes this weekend, and if you don’t make it to Ballybrit to see the horses you’ll find plenty to do in Galway city.

Waterford has the Spraoi Festival – described as “an annual riot” – riot you say? Not for me. Oh wait, it’s an “an annual riot of colour, energy and excitement” – ahh.

In Killarney they’re holding the annual Summerfest where you’re find everything from crazy golf and canoeing to Sharon Shannon, The High Kings and balloon modelling.

Also in Killarney is the Three Irish Open, where you’ll see some of the world’s top golfers battle it out.

There are still tickets for the Castlepalooza music festival in Tullamore. Mercury Rev, Fionn Regan and Norman Jay feature in the lineup.

There’s plenty more music in Cork. The Michelstown Independence music festival sees White Lies, Alabama 3, Jape and Cork band Fred play over the weekend. And closer to Cork City, you can check out a live performance of Mamma Mia in the marquee.

And if you’re in Dublin and very brave, you can take down the back seats in car and pack your measuring tape because IKEA is celebrating its first birthday. The Swedish furniture store has a number of offers to celebrate including 25% off certain items and a number of €1 offers. Don’t forget to check out the meatballs.

In sport, Croke Park is playing host to all four All-Ireland football quarter finals. Kerry v Down and Tyrone v Dublin on Saturday, Cork v Roscommon and Meath v Kildare on Sunday. Tickets are €35 from the GAA.

The Aviva stadium also plays host to an interest clash. A combined team of Munster and Connaught take on Leinster and Ulster. Conster vs Lulster if you will. Tickets for the clash are unfortunately sold out.

And if all else fails and you just want to kick back and relax why not go to lovely Leitrim… we hear its quiet down there!