Happy Easter! The long weekend is here so that means a little more time to spend at your leisure. Even though the past few months have been tough to say the least, the first steps towards lifting the lockdown might just give us that fresh feeling of hope we need to keep pushing through. So while we all anxiously wait for the easing of restrictions to come into place and finally give us a little more freedom, here are some things you can do to make sure that this Easter weekend is full of fun. 

 

1) Galway Comedy Festival & Róisín Dubh’s Comedy KARLnival 

KARLnival is coming live from 2 venues, in 2 cities on 1 livestream to attempt to make Good Friday great. The best of Irish & International comedians, like Shappi Khorsandi, Angela Barnes & Barry Castagnola, will be beaming their jokes live from a studio in London. Host, Karl Spain, will be joined in an empty Róisín Dubh by Nigerian-born Irish comic Emman Idama, with both venues sharing a virtual front row audience via Cisco Webex on big screens in front of their respective stages. Visit http://www.roisindubh.net/listings to purchase tickets and join in on this guaranteed night of laughs, tonight, Friday 2 April at 9pm.

 

 

2) Dress Your Best and Support Cancer Care West

Cancer Care West wants you to dress your best and post about it. This feel good campaign raises much needed funds for Cancer Care West and allows you to have a bit of fun too. All you have to do is post a picture of yourself in your finest outfit on Facebook or Instagram, donate to Cancer Care West and spread the love by nominating five more people to do the same. The campaign kicks off on April 2nd so grab that Guna, and get posting in support of Cancer Care West. Gorgeous Guna runs from April 2nd for one month. For more information, or to donate, visit https://www.cancercarewest.ie/ .

 

 

3) Join an Easter Baking Master Class

Join TV cook Aisling Larkin for a day of Spring baking with classic, seasonal recipes and incredibly tasty end results. In this two and a half hour masterclass, you will learn how to make a classic carrot cake with a white chocolate & orange cream cheese frosting, creme egg brownies, lemon curd swirl and blueberry loaf cake and delicious chorizo and smoked cheddar lunchtime muffins. Visit Eventbrite to reserve your spot for Sat, 3 at 14:30pm.

 

 

4) Grab Lunch From The Hardiman’s Coffee Counter

The Coffee Counter at The Hardiman is now open for takeaway serving a selection of homemade sandwiches, pastries, fresh bread and tea & coffee to go. Treat yourself to a readymade lunch this Easter weekend from one of Galway’s landmark hotels. 

 

 

5) Have an Easter Egg Hunt 

Put your puzzle creating skills to the test and create an Easter egg treasure hunt using riddles or a quiz to provide clues to eager egg hunters. Kids of all ages will enjoy taking part when there’s a chocolate reward involved, and it’s a great way to get them to use up some energy while you get to kick back and relax.

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