Monday 22 December 2014

The sun has got his hat on for mid-term with dry, fine weather

Published 14/04/2014 | 07:21

dublinbikes does the Giro ‘Dublin Style’

Dublin to turn pink as one of the World’s biggest cycling event races into town

13th April 2014:  Dublin City Council teamed up with dublinbikes to create a buzz around Dublin city centre in advance of the arrival of the Giro d’Italia cycling event to Dublin on Sunday 11th May 2014.

A convoy of 20 cyclists on dublinbikes took to the streets on Saturday 12th April for a pink whistle-stop tour of a number of dublinbikes stations.  As pink is the traditional colour of the Giro d’Italia and the colour of the jersey worn by the race leader, our convoy of cyclists wore pink T-shirts as they travelled around the city centre, causing a stir with whistles and razzmatazz. 
This activity kicks off Dublin City Council's campaign to #pinkthecity. Dublin will go pink over the coming weeks as it gets into gear to host an action-packed stage of the Giro d’Italia, one of the world’s greatest cycling events. 
The City Council is encouraging everyone to #pinkthecity and to share your efforts with us on twitter. 

PHOTO SHOWS: 
Niamh Corcoran, Tralee and 
Tasneem Madani ,Terenure
Dublin City Council teamed up with dublinbikes to create a buzz around Dublin city centre in advance of the arrival of the Giro d’Italia cycling event to Dublin on Sunday 11th May 2014.
War Horse Joey the breathing, galloping puppet created by the South Africa's Handspring Puppet Company, meets race goers and some of his fellow equines in the parade ring at The Warhorse Race Day in association with The Bord Gais Energy Theatre at The Curragh Racecourse, Kildare BRIAN MCEVOY

THE outlook is bright for the coming days with Dublin set to bask in sunny and dry weather.

Most of the country is enjoying a settled start to the week, with temperatures in the east up to 15c.

And the Met Office is promising more of the same tomorrow and Wednesday -- but make the most of it before the skies close in again on Thursday.

While temperatures remain lower in coastal Atlantic zones, it should generally remain largely dry apart from a few light showers, according to forecaster David Rogers.

Today will be dry throughout the country, with the best of the sunshine in the east, he said.

The sunshine will continue on Tuesday and Wednesday, with "fair weather everywhere, particularly in the east."

However, there will be a "noticeable change" on Thursday with outbreaks of rain.

"Temperatures will be around normal for this time of year and tomorrow Dublin is looking to hit 15c. Wednesday is shaping up to be the same.

"The west of the country will have rain on Wednesday and for a time on Thursday -- but it will be pretty insignificant."

The timing of the good weather couldn't be better, with schools on a two week break for the Easter holiday.

The early summer sunshine has also drawn huge crowds to a host of events taking place around the country.

Among the top Dublin attractions is the Viking Big Dig and Viking House, marking the 1000th anniversary of the Battle of Clontarf.

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