Finding my Christmas Mojo in Dublin

Posted: November 25, 2016

Ho-ho-ho everyone! The countdown officially has started. There are only 30 days and 13 hours till Christmas! If you think there’s still loads of time to find your Christmas Mojo – think again! *TimeToPanicNow*

Christmas trees and decorations are now everywhere and it is a constant reminder for me that this is the first Christmas far away from home and my family. No matter where you are in the world or what it is you do, you will always try to make it home for Christmas, but when you can’t, I believe you need to find your Christmas Mojo wherever you are. And this year I’m in search of my Christmas Mojo in Dublin!

I am a big kid at heart and I just looove Christmas. I love everything about it – the food, music, movies, decorations… but mostly the snow, cosy family evenings with card games and laughter – the things I will be missing this year.

I recently joined the Red Cow Moran Hotel team and one of my first tasks was to write a Christmas themed blogpost. As I was kind of missing my holiday spirit, I decided to go and experience the turning on of the Christmas lights on Grafton Street. A great idea at the time and packaged in my mind as a romantic experience, supping hot chocolate with my hubby while we watched Grafton Street come to light…… hmmmm not so, my friends 

As a lover of all things Christmassy, I positioned myself at 6pm sharp in what I thought would be a great viewing post, wrapped up against the elements with my fluffy scarf and ready to experience the magic. My Christmas bubble was sharply burst, as some 15000 like-minded Christmas fans spilled onto Grafton street in crowded chaos to witness the official “switching on” ceremony.

So my planned Christmas-infused evening stroll with my hot chocolate – now worn very visibly across the front of my coat – quickly turned out to be a Christmas Nightmare. Unable to move, breathe and without a view of anything remotely Christmassy – unless you can count the ‘bauble hat’ of the 6ft giant squished in front of me 🙁 – I ‘endured’ rather than ‘enjoyed’ the Grafton Street Christmas Lights ceremony. In the interest of health and safety I was actually grateful that the headline acts were unable to perform and that the event had to be cut short by the organisers.


Ever the optimist though I remain confident of finding other ways of experiencing the magic of Christmas in Dublin and ultimately find my Christmas Mojo so will be taking myself up to O’Connell Street this Sunday 27th November in the hope that their illumination ceremony lives up to my expectations…

If you haven’t found your Christmas Mojo by November 30th when our Christmas Party Season kicks off here at the Red Cow Moran Hotel come and join us for the first of our eight fantastic Christmas Acts. Opening the Festive Party Programme is the legendary Dickie Rock for two nights followed by 5IVE on the 3rd of December, Prince Revelation from the 7th of Dec, Absolute Bowie from the 14th, My Brother Joe on the 28th of Dec and last but not least Trevor Smith & Friends in Low Places for a fantastic Garth Brooks Tribute on the 29th Dec. Tickets for all shows selling fast so book now at T: 01 4593650 or online at

Posted: September 26, 2013

Celebrate Christmas at The Silver Springs Moran Hotel

Christmas is only around the corner and what better way to get into the Festive Season than to plan your Christmas celebrations at The Silver Springs Moran Hotel. The Silver Springs Moran Hotel is the perfect Christmas party venue and has a large variety of entertainment, packages and shows to choose from. Whether it’s a Christmas office party, Christmas Family get together or just a good Christmas night out, The Silver Springs Moran Hotel can accommodate all your Festive needs for your perfect Christmas in Cork.


The Silver Springs Moran Hotel is very excited to bring you this year’s amazing Christmas line up. We are planning for one of the greatest Festive seasons to date. See our great line up below….


That 80’Band – Friday 20th December

Presents the hits of the 80’s era popular sounds with a fantastic selection of songs spanning pop, rock, new wave, hair-band and even early hip-hop.

Tickets: €25.00 per person – Includes: Festive mulled wine reception and selection of hot

& cold finger food.

That 80\’s Band Video


House Party – Friday 13th & Saturday 14th December

A six piece band playing what’s in the charts right now! From Bruno Mars to Mumford and Sons and Swedish House Mafia.  Every show is full of high live energy and performed by musicians of the highest standard, led by the hugely charismatic Shane Creevey and Jenni Bowden on lead vocals.

Tickets: €49.00 per person – Includes: Festive mulled wine reception, 5 course meal and finger food at midnight.

House Party Video



The Rising – Friday 6th & Saturday 7th December

The Rising is Ireland’s most authentic sounding Springsteen Tribute Band.  They bring the high energy and entertainment of Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street band to audiences around the country, covering material from Bruce and the band from the 70s right up to their most recent songs.


Tickets: €49.00 per person – Includes: Festive mulled wine reception, 5 course meal and finger food at midnight.

The Rising Video


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