Grey’s Lane Bistro – April News 2017

Welcome to our April at Grey’s Lane Bistro!

Spring is in the air…

April has finally arrived and it’s starting to feel like spring… plants are blooming, lambs are prancing around the fields and everybody’s spirit is lifted by the milder weather…
The holidays will be upon us in no time and we are looking forward to the new and returning visitors for the 2017 season at the Bistro!

Opening Times

We will be open for dinner 6.00 – 8.30pm on Saturday 8th, Sunday 9th, from Friday 14th to Monday 17th and from Thursday 20th to Saturday 22nd during mid-term break. We’ve added some new dishes and a few changes to our breakfast, lunch, early evening and evening meals .

April dinner opening times at Grey's Lane Bistro Dingle Restaurant
April dinner opening times.

Tapas & Live Music

Kai Heumann guitar virtuoso
Kai Heumann guitar virtuoso

There will be two Tapas and Music events taking place at the Bistro, both from 10pm :

On Friday the 14th, Kai Heumann (virtuoso guitarist) and friends (Ben Janning & Mattie Barker) will enchant us with Latin and gypsy rhythms and on Thursday the 20th, The Hunters, a Sligo based trio (Guitar, Bass and Percussion) will take the stage with their mix of folk, alternative music and blues.

 

Hope Guatemala Walk & Run

Hope Guatemala
Hope Guatemala

Soon after that it will be time for our annual “Hope Guatemala Walk & Run” on Sunday 23rd, for which the sponsorship cards can already be obtained at the Bistro. This day has always been a fantastic opportunity for our community to support this charity’s work in small Guatemalan communities, every euro raised goes directly to where it’s needed, it’s a fun day, a beautiful walk from the Bistro to Paudie O Shea’s  pub in Ventry and plenty of food, spot prizes and music on arrival.

 

New playground

Hopefully by now our new playground will have been in use for a while already, an opening ceremony with some surprise guest is in the planning but I can’t divulge anything yet…

Féile Na Bealtaine

Feile Na Bealtine 2017
Féile Na Bealtaine 2017

This year, April will end with the Féile Na Beailtane festival from Thursday 27th to Monday 1st,  during which two events will take place in the Bistro :
On Thursday 27th Gábor Péli (conductor of the Dingle New Choir)  will officially open an exhibition by Emilia Varsanyi. Emilia  is a Hungarian artist recently arrived on the peninsula and whose oil paintings are primarily inspired by the plants, trees and flowers that surround her.

Emilia Varsanyi's art at the Bistro
Emilia Varsanyi’s art on display at the Grey’s Lane Bistro

“The Road Not Travelled”

On Monday May 1st, John Holstead’s Sculpture, “The Road Not Travelled” will be sold to the highest bidder during Feile Na Beailtane 2017!!!
It has been a long wait to find out who will get to go home with John’s piece but it was so amazing to get to admire it and enjoy it during all those months… Bids can be placed until noon on the 1st of May, so if you’re still hesitating, do come by the Bistro for one more look. Bidding forms and envelopes can be obtained from the Bistro. And don’t forget that every bid costs €5 which are donated by John to the charity Hope Guatemala
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John Holstead's The Road Not Travelled Sculpture
“The Road Not Travelled” by John Holstead… from above.

See you soon…

You can check our Facebook or Twitter for more updates. Remember you can tag your photos #greyslanebistro on Instagram and we’d love to hear from you on Tripadvisor.

Anyway, we’re all really looking forward to an event-packed April at the Bistro, which will bring us nicely into the summer months… Hope you enjoy it too… See you soon!