SAVOUR food like you never did before in the Harbour Hotel, Galway on 22 November. This is part of the Dine in the Dark experience by Specsavers and the National Council for the Blind of Ireland (NCBI). This campaign challenges people to dine blindfolded in restaurants across the country aiming to raise awareness and funds for life-changing sight-loss services in Ireland. The events will ensure that sighted people become aware of some of the challenges people who are blind or visually impaired experience on a daily basis. Contact the Harbour Hotel for more information. To find your nearest participating restaurant see www.dineinthedark.ie.

EXPERIENCE a virtual reality and psycho-acoustic installation in Carnegie Library, Swords running from Tuesday to Sunday until 15 December. Take a journey into the personified, conscious mind of Technology. The sensory artwork is experienced alone, one person at a time, hearing the inner dialogue of Technology’s mind as it muses over both sides of a lovers’ quarrel. Technology and Nature argue about the sustainability of their relationship and their future as a couple. The viewer will travel through intense audio and visual experiences in a dream-like conscious realm. For tickets and more information see www.siliconsynapse.net.