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Swimwear, street food and a Bloomin' good virtual tour of Dublin - what we want so see, do and buy this weekend

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Sustainable collection of swimwear from COS

Sustainable collection of swimwear from COS

Bloomsday

Bloomsday

Mask by Rashr

Mask by Rashr

Texture fabrics

Texture fabrics

Mount Congreve Gardens, Kilmeaden, /co Waterford

Mount Congreve Gardens, Kilmeaden, /co Waterford

Carlow arts

Carlow arts

Typology

Typology

Colin Farrell

Colin Farrell

Mask

Mask

Rosalind Ventris

Rosalind Ventris

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Sustainable collection of swimwear from COS

Just because holidays to foreign climes are not in our immediate future, it doesn't mean you don't need stylish swimwear - whether for staycations or backyard lounging.

The new sustainable collection of swimsuits, bikinis and shorts from COS is made from recycled nylon derived from sources including abandoned fishing nets.

Styles are classic and designed for a range of body types with asymmetric details and colourways such as bright orange and forest green, ensuring that you'll be happy to wear them season after season.

BUY: Prices from €25; see cosstores.com

Sew good

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Texture fabrics

Texture fabrics

Texture fabrics

Needlework has been enjoying quite the renaissance during lockdown. For anyone who'd like some expert guidance, Ann Flavin of Dublin haberdashery and fabric shop Texture offers a virtual consultation in which she will show you the fabrics live, how best to work with them, and answer any questions you might have before you buy.

According to Ann, understanding how to care for your fabrics will make you a better sewer, so, for example, linens should be rinsed before you begin, and jersey after sewing. The store stocks fabrics, including Italian designers Armani and Ungaro, from €10-€150 a metre, plus ribbons, buttons and other trimmings, with free delivery nationwide.

BUY: See texture.ie

Come to market

Dublin 9 street-food market Eatyard is now open for business Thursday to Sunday with some necessary modifications in place. It's takeaway and delivery collection only, with social distancing, queuing and a cap on the number of people in the yard.

All the old favourites are back, including vegan comfort-food purveyors The Saucy Cow (above) and La Cocina Cuevas with their outrageously good tacos. New to the market are 3fe coffee and Village Pizza.

DETAILS: See the-eatyard.com

In bloom

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Bloomsday

Bloomsday

Bloomsday

Literary festival Bloomsday takes a different format this year but loses none of the fun, embarking on a digital odyssey across Joycean Dublin from June 11-16. Online highlights include performances from top Irish thespians and writers including Caitriona Balfe, Aisling Bea, Aidan Gillen and Paul Lynch.

DETAILS: See bloomsdayfestival.ie

Slices of life

Originally due to take place this weekend, Carlow Arts Festival instead presents a special digital edition, Slices, broadcast today and available to view for a week. It features delights such as Exotic v. Baskin: The Micro-Opera - a Tiger King-inspired production from Lords of Strut's Cian Kinsella - and circus and dance from Christina Zauner Circus.

DETAILS: See carlowartsfestival.com

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Carlow arts

Carlow arts

Carlow arts

Sea change

Cork Harbour Festival takes to the 'online seas' this year with its Ocean to City Virtual Challenge, celebrating rowing and paddling, live-streaming on Facebook today. On Monday, catch Dr Connie Kelleher's lunchtime lecture on 17th-century pirates along the southwest coast of Ireland, and that evening join the virtual poetry event Ó Bhéal.

DETAILS: See corkharbourfestival.com

THE GREEN BUY

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Mask by Rashr

Mask by Rashr

Mask by Rashr

Cork-based sustainable clothing company RashR's face masks with filters offer protection while being eco-friendly: each mask is made from recycled polyester, removing 0.5kg of ocean plastic. Available in a range of designs, like Botanical Garden Flowers, they're machine-washable and, for every mask sold, €2 goes to the Irish Lung Fibrosis Association.

BUY: €19.99; see rashr.com

Next weekend...

Glorious gardens

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Mount Congreve Gardens, Kilmeaden, /co Waterford

Mount Congreve Gardens, Kilmeaden, /co Waterford

Mount Congreve Gardens, Kilmeaden, /co Waterford

Visitors can once again experience the charms of Mount Congreve Gardens, Kilmeaden, Waterford, which re-opens on Tuesday. There's now a new self-guided map to help navigate the 70-acre gardens, without asking gardeners on the grounds for directions, and the café is open for takeaway teas, coffees and treats. All visitors must pre-book with limited ticket numbers available each day.

DETAILS: See mountcongreve.com

Fab at 50

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Rosalind Ventris

Rosalind Ventris

Rosalind Ventris

It's the 50th anniversary of Great Music in Irish Houses, the country's longest running chamber music festival. To mark the occasion, there is a series of online interviews, performances and discussions tomorrow, concluding with virtual concerts from the homes of 10 musicians, including violist Rosalind Ventris.

DETAILS: See facebook.com/GreatMusicInIrishHouses

Onwards

Mask-ne

Spots caused by face-mask wearing is the unpleasant downside of staying safe.

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Mask

Mask

Mask

White dress fails

If you're the coffee-spilling, sandwich-filling dropping, accident-prone sort, there is zero point embracing this summer trend.

Tara Reid's career ambitions

The Sharknado star says she still dreams of winning an Oscar. Bless.

Toilet troubles

Long walks, water glugging and a lack of public facilities are an unholy mix.

'Billionaire' dramas

In the greater scheme of things, there's more to be worrying about than whether or not Kylie Jenner officially is one.

Upwards

Stripped-down skincare

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Typology

Typology

Typology

Typology is your new easy-to-use, effective and affordable go-to brand.

'Pet Judge'

In which actor Gary Busey does a Judge Judy but with animals, the latest Amazon Prime Show is as kooky as it sounds.

Colin Farrell's lockdown diet

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Colin Farrell

Colin Farrell

Colin Farrell

His Ben & Jerry's consumption and homemade Big Mac sauces show that sometimes celebrities are just like the rest of us.

Next level picnic accessories

Ideally will include a McNutt of Donegal blanket, some Jennifer Slattery napkins and portable

Drinks bar.

Daniel O' Donnell's new virtual chat show Daniel sa Bhaile, tomorrow on TG4, promises to be epic and sees Majella joining in for a hula-hooping class.

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