Ice Cream That Cures Hangovers

I’ve always said it that ice-cream is one of my go-to-things to ease the pain of a fearful hangover. Well Dublin Soho can confirm that a bar specifically designed for the cure exists – can I get an Amen.  Only thing is its based in South Korea; home to the world’s first hangover ice cream bar. Bit of a trek now indeed!

The so called hangover store based in South Korea and named Gyeondyo-bar (hang in there). Yes we love it already. The ice cream that tastes like grapefruit has an active treatment ingredient which is oriental raisin tree fruit juice, used as hangover remedy in Korea since the 1600s.

Us Irish will wait patiently and pray for a local Irish budding entrepreneur to create a similar product. Let’s face it Deliveroo would make a killing helping all us needy Irish on a day where our heads can’t raise from the pillow.

 

Legendary Pod Club on sale for €6M

Any Dub will be devastated to hear that John Reynolds has put the Pod up for sale. The Old Harcourt Street Station licensed complex is on sale with a guide price of €6 million. The venue has been lying dormant for some time now. Passing by the venue is always tough for the die hard Pod & Redbox lovers and known as “one of the best” clubs to party in Dublin.

The popular club formerly known as the “Redbox”, was one of the legendary clubs attracting big name DJ’s such as Carl Cox, Deepdish, Jeff Mills, Laurent Garnier to name a few. It also had strong residency slots with local talent like David De Valera and the Mongo events in the garden. Who doesn’t remember those gigs?

The A Grade 1 listed building, measuring about 2,625sq m (28,255sq ft) is being sold by tender and bids must be submitted by June 8th.

More recently, the venue was set out as three bars and late night venues: the Chocolate Bar, Crawdaddy and Tripod. These venues closed a number of years ago to much of our disappoint.

Andrew’s Lane another popular venue in Dublin sold for €4M so we think this is an absolute bargain for the Pod site.

Let’s hope the new owner brings back the good old days for Dublin clubbers and resurrects a new style “Redbox”.

Fancy Glamping in a Boeing 767?

Quirky Nights Glamping owner David McGowan is bringing a new twist to Glamping in Sligo. By twist we mean he’s literally bought a “Boeing 767” to refurb and offer glampers an experience sleeping and having fun in.

A Sligo undertaker shares his extraordinary vision with Sorcha Crowley for a transport themed ‘quirky glamping village’ on a 15 acre site in Enniscrone complete with a 29 year old jumbo jet, trains, boats and taxis.

The €3 million park will have an ‘airport’ containing the Russian jet which will accommodate 9 bedrooms, a ‘Bus station’ containing ten double decker Dublin buses, four retired London Underground train carriages, London black taxis and a even a ‘marina’ with boats dry dock for guests to experience a night in.

The Boeing 767 is 159ft long, 17 ft wide and weighs over 70 tonnes has attracted world wide attention and gone viral across social media – his YouTube and Facebook videos have reached in excess of 200,000 views.

Crossmolina-based TV Production company GMarsh TV is filming David’s journey to create the glamping village for a six-part TV documentary to be aired next year.

“I had to convince Sligo County Council that I didn’t need psychiatric help. Now I’m making the concept a reality.”

Dublin Soho loves the idea and thinks this will be a big hit for hen and stags or could appeal to alternative weddings.

The Boeing 767 on The Shannon Estuary at Glin, Co Limerick on route to Enniscrone, Co. Sligo. Recorded by Eamon Doody of Skyview Photography & Kevin Daly Video.


Dublin to be Hotter than Ibiza

Have we heard this correctly? Dublin to be hotter than Ibiza next week? Yes please. Temperatures are about to sore over the weekend but higher into Monday & Tuesday. Course some of us will be able to enjoy it but let’s make the most of that gorge sun. It’s not often we get a bitta sun in Ireland.  Here’s a few of Dublin Soho’s top 5 things to do when the sun comes out.

Top 5: Things To Do When The Sun Shines in Dublin

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Teddy’s: let’s face it a trip to Dun Laoghaire pier for a Teddy’s is totally worth it. The queue might shock you when you arrive but with the sun shining you won’t mind. You can then enjoy a nice walk from the pier up to Sandycove.

fish & chipsHowth: Another pier worth visiting is Howth. You can have a picnic on the grass, visit  the market, walk along the pier. There’s plenty of choice of restaurants to sampling the best Fish & Chips in Dublin “Beshoffs”

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Dublin Zoo: Yes who doesn’t love a trip to the zoo! Whether you’ve kids or not this is a perfect family day out. You can bring along a picnic or chill out in Phoenix Park after too.

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White Rock, Killiney: Killiney is one of four Blue Flag beaches in Dublin (Seapoint, Portrane and Portmarnock). While it may be covered with stones it’s got some stunning views to make your trip worthwhile. Afterwards you can head to Dalkey Village for a spot of grub in the Magpie Inn.

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BBQ: make no mistake when its sunny; the die hard BBQ lovers are already whipping out the BBQ. Perfect get together to eat some yummy food, washed down by a few beers. It’s the perfect day.