Nollaig na mBan - Celebrating Little Christmas in Dublin

Nollaig na mBan

Celebrating Nollaig na mBan,  Little Christmas or Women’s Christmas

The 6th of January heralds the end of the Christmas Period. Time to take down the Christmas decorations and place them in the attic for another year. Traditionally Women left their husbands to take over the domestic duties and celebrate Christmas with their friends. According to Irish actress and writer Sheila Flitton, it was the day when women would head to the pub and “inhabit this man’s domain without shame” Women would chat, relax in each others company and enjoy a day without housework. This wonderful tradition is kept alive and women still come together to celebrate the Sisterhood in Ireland.

Celebrate Mind, Body and Soul at the following Little Christmas events below:

  • Pamper and De-stress

If you fancy a New Year Post Chrimbo detox and destress, head to the Live & Breathe Pilates centre in Dublin 8. They are hosting a special ‘Urban Retreat’ for Women on the day. This will involve copious amounts of pampering, massages, tasty treats and talks on how Woman can look after themselves more.   Read More here.

  • Embrace your inner culture vulture

Epic, the Irish Immigration Museum are hosting their 5th annual Nollaig na mBan Festival. Broadcaster, journalist and writer Sinéad Gleeson will be joined by the top Irish Writers and authors celebrating the incredible role they play in Irish Society.  Branwen will be on hand to provide music on the night. Naturally there will be a glass of wine available to mark the occasion and . While you are there make sure and visit  the ‘Blazing a trail exhibition‘ celebrating  the Lives and legacies of the female diaspora.

  • 3 Course Dinner … handed to you

Finish off the Christmas period in style with a festive 3 course meal and live music . The incredible Hazel Peters will be on hand covering  the music of Aretha Franklin, Billie Holiday,  Dusty Springfield and the Liberties own songbird  Imelda May.  if you want to know what 2019 has in store for you, you can consult Fortune Teller Sapphire Rose. Learn More here  for bookings here   or contact Roganstown House directly.

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