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DUBLIN'S most famous – and dirtiest – granny showed that she still know's how to party over the Bank Holiday weekend.

The star and creator of Mrs Brown's Boys, Brendan O' Carroll, took time out from his busy scheduled as he celebrated his son Eric's 21st birthday.

Eric and his dad were joined by the cast of the hit comedy in Krystle nightclub on Sunday night.

• YUMMY mummy Virginia Macari let her hair down as she partied up a storm in Dublin haunt Lillie's Bordello.

The Dublin Wives star was seen joking and enjoying a glass or two of white wine with her pals and Miss Ireland organisers Brendan Scully and Sean Montague.

Social butterfly Virginia wowed the fashion police at the VIP Style Awards when she hand- made her own frock and says she'd like to return to her dress designing roots.

• THE Bank Holiday weekend is over but the long days, glimpses of sunshine and late-night pints have got us feeling all summery.

But if you fancy doing less boozing and more blooming then be sure to check out Bloom Gardening Festival in the Phoenix Park on the June Bank Holiday.

It's a real family friendly day – with plenty of food stalls and pretty peonies. More than 80,000 people attended last year.

• IF the blistering sunshine hasn't already whet your appetite for summer, one of Ireland's premier festivals will.

The Westport Festival of Music & Food have announced that The Waterboys will be returning to the stunning grounds of Westport House this year for the two day festival which on June 29-30.

Other Irish and international acts include The High Kings, The Hot Sprockets, Christy Moore, Elvis Costello & The Imposters, Imelda May, ABC, Squeeze, Blind Boys of Alabama, Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club and Martha Wainright.

• THE Eurovision song contest is just around the corner and to cheer on Ryan Dolan, Gay Community News are hosting the Douze Points Party on May 18 in The Sugar Club. Tickets €10 per person.