by Michelle Heffernan
Yes, its that dreaded time of year again-when you’re supposed to be celebrating but instead you feel like crawling under a blanket and not coming out until February.No need to fear new year- we’ve got some delightful suggestions here for you to turn this New Year’s Eve into a night to remember rather than one to hurriedly forget!
This New Years Eve you can celebrate with all members of the family from young to old at a special event in the Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens, Tramore. Enthrall yourself in the beautiful light display as you listen to the hypnotic melodies of soprano Roisin O’ Grady. Await the ringing of the gong and finally welcome in the new year in this wonderful ritual of harmony, unity and hope. For more details click here!
If its more of a modern scene you’re after look no further than the Indie Disco at Central Arts, 123A Parade Quay Expect indie anthems and floor-fillers here with tracks from the past and present from the likes of Oasis, Blur, Stone Roses, Suede, Arctic Monkeys, The Strokes, The Pixies, Nirvana, The Happy Mondays and many more.Headlining on the night also is the supreme DJ Skye. Its BYOB so bring yourself, your pals, your bag of cans and your ID (if you’re looking that fresh still) and head to Central Arts for an excellent end to 2018. See more here
If you want to go all Gatsby on the night, there’s only one place for it, and that’s the Park hotel Dungarvan. We’re talking BLACK TIE strictly, champers at midnight(obviously) as well as 4 course meal and free bar 8.30pm -2am. Tickets are quite pricey but that’s what you pay for a NYE that’s as stylish and sophisticated as yourself! So if you’re looking to start this new uear in style, look no further than the Black Tie Ball. See more here
They’re sleezy. They’re cheesy. Need we say any more?This band guarantee to fill out the dancefloor (if there is one?) in the Cove Bar with all the hits from the 80s. We’re talking n 80’s rock Bon Jovi, Guns N Roses, Journey, Van Halen, ZZ. Anything involving leather, long hair and leopard print is here! So if you want to sing along to the songs of the good times and usher in another year of feel good vibes, head to the Cove Bar, Dunmore Road for Sleeze n’ Cheeze! Read more here
5. Stay in with Jools Holland and Tinder
Ok so, this is not technically an event, but let’s face it, a greatv way to spend New Years all the same? For those of you who dont know the Jools Holland’s Hootenanny takes place every year and basically features a host of current musical stars singing and having the chats. This year its beginning at 11.15pm and airs for 2 hours on BBC, featuring the likes of Jess Glynne, Michael Buble, Nile Rodgers and George Ezra to name a few. Personally, I’d be very happy to kick back this NYE with Jools and my Lidl Prosecco, whip out my phone and spend the evening giggling at who’s popping up on Tinder now theyre home for the holidays!
Whatever you do this New Year’s we wish you and yours all the best for 2019!!!