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What Not To Miss in 2016

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Nanny Village has put together a list of Top 15 Events of 2016, from movie releases and fun family activities to elections and main sporting championships. Make sure you do not miss these over the coming months.

1. Winter Funderland

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When: Now until the 10 January

What: Experience a magical wonderland at Winter Funderland at the RDS including Ice Skating, Circus, Christmas Market and Santa Grotto. A fun day out for the whole family.

Book Now: Link

2. Leap Day

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When: 29 February

What: Monday 29th February is a leap day. Although most modern calendars have 365 days, a complete revolution around the sun takes approximately 365 days and 6 hours. An extra 24 hours thus accumulates every four years, requiring that an extra calendar day be added to align the calendar with the sun’s apparent position. Without the added day, the seasons would move back in the calendar, leading to confusion about when to undertake activities dependent on weather, ecology, or hours of daylight.

3. St Patrick’s Day Festival

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When: 17 March until 20 March

What: St Patrick’s Day Festival sets out to reflect the talents and achievements of Irish people on many national and world stages, and it acts as an exciting showcase for the manifold skills of the people of Ireland, of every age and social background. Multiple events will take place across Dublin with the St Patrick’s Day Parade being the special highlight.

Further Details: Link

4. The General Election

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When: no later than 8 April

What: The election will be called following the dissolution of the 31st Dáil by the President, at the request of the Taoiseach. The electorate will elect the members of the 32nd Dáil who will assemble shortly afterwards to elect a Taoiseach following agreement on the Government of the 32nd Dáil. Who will you vote for?

Further Details: Link

5. The Jungle Book

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When: 15 April

What: Your favourite childhood story comes to life on a big screen. Mowgli is a boy who was raised by the Indian wolves Raksha and Akela. When the fearsome tiger Shere Khan threatens his life, Mowgli leaves his jungle home. Guided by Bagheera the black panther and Baloo the bear, he sets out on a journey of self-discovery.

Watch Trailer: Link

6. 100 Years Since The Easter Uprising

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When: 24 April

What: Amidst the chaos of the First World War, 1916 saw a small uprising by republicans in Dublin take hold of the country. The 1916 Easter Rising set off a series of events – the War of Independence, the Irish Civil War and the Partition of Ireland – that ultimately lead to establishment of the Irish Free State in 1922. Multiple events will take place throughout the 2016 to commemorate this special occasion.

Further Details: Link  

7. Finding Dory

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When: 17 June

What: 13 years after the release of Finding Nemo the producers are bringing us an epic underwater adventure sequel. This time with help from Nemo and Marlin, Dory (Ellen DeGeneres) the forgetful fish embarks on a quest to reunite with her mother and father.

Watch Trailer: Link

8. UEFA EURO 2016

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When: 10 June until 10 July

What: 24 European national football teams will compete in France to become old world’s best football team. Having qualified in the play-offs how far will Ireland go?

Book Tickets: Link

9. Rihanna Concert

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When: 21 June

What: Our favourite good girl gone bad aka Rihanna will be performing in Dublin for one night only at the Aviva Stadium.

Book Tickets: Link

10. BFG the Movie

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When: 1 July

What: Roald Dahl’s 1982 children’s book is being turned into an adventure film by an American director Steven Spielberg. A young girl, a queen and the Big Friendly Giant must stop an invasion of man-eating giants.

Watch Trailer: Link

11. The Discover Ireland Dublin Horse Show

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When: 20 July until 24 July

What: The Discover Ireland Dublin Horse Show has something for everyone, from the ladies who lunch to the babies in your family. Whether you want to see exciting horse classes,  view international show jumping or you are just looking for a fun day out with family or friends – it is the place to be.

Book Tickets: Link

12. Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro 

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When: 5 August until 21 August

What: Summer Olympic Games come to Rio in 2016. Prepare for a multi-sport show and celebration that will keep you glued to the TV/computer/iPhone screen for the entire 2 weeks.

Book Tickets: Link

13. Dublin Theater Festival

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When: 29 September until 16 October

What: 18 days of world-class theatre and entertainment from home and abroad come to the Ireland’s capital city.

Book Tickets: Link

14. Halloween at the Killruddery House & Gardens

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When: 31st October

What: As scary ghouls knock at your door, escape to some nice, bright, seasonal fun at Killruddery. Go to the pumpkin patch in the Walled Garden and choose and pick your pumpkin with the farmer. Design your pumpkin and let a master craftsman carve it out!

Book Tickets: Link

15. Airfield Estate Christmas Experience

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When: end of November (exact date tbc) until 22 December

What: Based on this year, expect giant nutcracker soldiers, twinkling lights, traditional Christmas decorations and a warm elf welcome await before you step into Santa’s cottage for a magical experience with story-telling and gifts. Santa’s reindeers will also be at Airfield Estate this year so every boy and girl will get the chance to meet with them before viewing Santa and Mrs. Claus’s bedroom, taking part in our Christmas fairy trail, warming up with a hot chocolate and writing their own Santa letter and posting to the North Pole.

Further details: Link

HAPPY 2016!

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