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Big names step out for Barretstown Inspirations fundraiser gig

A host of big names are stepping out for tonight's Barretstown Inspirations fundraiser gig, which is set to be streamed live from the Olympia Theatre across the globe via music website MUZU.TV

The gig will feature a host of top acts, including Paddy Casey, Mundy, Duckworth Lewis Method, Jape, Lir, Villagers, Gemma Hayes, Jerry Fish and more, all of whom will perform songs by their musical heroes.

  • REIGNING Miss Universe Ireland, Diana Donnelly, had a spring in her step when she stepped out for an energetic photocall to celebrate tonight's EuroMillions jackpot of €45m.

Passers-by were delighted when they spotted her bouncing on a pogo stick outside WHPR on Ely Place to publicise the draw.

  • DUBLIN'S party posse will be out in force tonight for Afterdark.ie's 4th birthday bash and the launch of their new website.

A host of big names are expected to step out to Harcourt Street hotspot Krystle nightclub for the star-studded event. Guests can look forward to a drinks reception on arrival.

The best-dressed person on the night can also look forward to a special prize sponsored by Crystals and Co.

  • DUNDRUM town centre is officially celebrated its fifth birthday with a host of special events set to take place throughout the weekend to mark the occasion.

Excitement is building ahead of tomorrow's big €50,000 Goodie Box Giveaway, which will see one lucky customer walk away with a box of goodies collected from stores throughout the centre.

A montage of five famous faces have been placed throughout the mall every day with the corresponding famous voices played on air on Dublin's 98.

Entrants have been asked to guess one of the faces or voices to be in with a chance of winning the magnificent prize.

  • COLIN FARRELL has confessed he's "not really a fan" of his own work.

The Dubliner admitted he can be critical when he watches himself in films.

He said: "I'm not really a fan of my own work to be honest, but I do detract a lot of enjoyment from the experience of doing the work -- I love it, and hate it at times, but I'm never ambivalent."

He added: "But it's tricky, you can get very critical, and it wouldn't be the healthiest thing to have Colin Farrell nights in my living room every Saturday!"

  • TICKETS for singer Mary Black's first gig at the Olympia in five years will go on sale next Thursday.

Mary, one of Ireland's best- loved performers, has just confirmed three special shows on June 17, 18 and 19. Tickets are available from €34 each.