Valentine’s Day (14th) is renowned as the most romantic day of the year, and thanks to Galantines day (13th) it is no longer depressing for singletons as this is the official day to celebrate friendships. Love it or loath it - you can’t avoid it, this is the week of love and while both dates may have fallen on a work day that won’t stop us wanting to share the love at the weekend. Whether you’re wanting a date night idea, looking for love or just a fun time out with family and pals, we’ve got you covered.
Come along and enjoy a night of comedy at The Lord Mayors taking place on Saturday at 20.30. Lightning Comedy at the Mecca that is D'Parish is a brilliant night of entertainment that will have you cracking up with laughter. Whether you’re still madly in love, recently been dumped or just want a night out with friends – this is the place to be. Tickets only €10.
Afterwork Friday is also referred to as Valentines Friday at the Writes Café as they promise patrons live music and a complimentary drink of Cointreau pink fizz to celebrate the day of love. Perfect for couples and those in search of a new love!
Not quite based in Swords, but definitely worth a mention . . . Dogs Trust is hosting this family-friendly educational event and those attending are invited to create their very own sock puppet and Valentine’s day cards for the dogs on their arts and crafts table. As well as a behind-the-scenes tour you will enjoy some Valentine’s day treats and the premiere of Shakespaw In Love! Puppies and helping a good cause – what’s not to love?!? Tickets €5 per person or €18 for a family.
There’s nothing more enjoyable at the weekend than plonking yourself down in a lovely relaxing venue and pouring yourself the perfect cup of tea while choosing which delicacy to eat first! You can make your afternoon tea sparkle with a glass of Prosecco at Roganstown Hotel & Country Club who deliver the level of quality that you would expect for such an occasion. It’s reasonably priced at €28 per person, add on an extra fiver for the glass of bubbly. Booking is essential and easy to do on their website.
For a more traditional Valentine's, check out The Old Schoolhouse bringing live music to Swords that includes 3 Men and a Fiddle on Friday followed by Arthur on Saturday – both guarantee great craic for all! Bar food is served here up to 00.30 so be sure to order the food of love while enjoying the tunes.
Date night movie
The cinema is a good ol’ reliable for date night and popping along to the local cinema couldn’t be easier thanks to Movies @ Swords. Finding the perfect date night movie is a delicate balance so choose wisely . . . it can be used as an opportunity to express part of your personality to your significant other/potential significant other, but you don't want to kill the mood!
Love comes in all shapes and sizes and it’s important to remind those near and dear to us that they are loved and appreciated. No matter what you decide to do this weekend, you’ll have a fun time expressing yourself with the ones you love, making new memories – cheesy but never a truer word is written!