RING IN the New Year at the Gleneagle INEC Arena, Killarney with Gavin James on 31 December. Gavin James headlines the night after four brilliant years for the Dubliner. He will ensure that the night will be a great sing-along, with a habit of jumping in to audiences. Gavin James’a total streams are quickly heading toward the 2bn mark and rising. Special guests on the night will be Ryan Sheridan and Dec Pierce’s Block Rockin’ Beats featuring the Hit Machine Drummers. General admission tickets cost €32.90. Doors at 8pm with the show starting at 9pm. For more information see www.inec.ie.

EXPERIENCE the New Year’s Day Arrow Ceremony at Hook Lighthouse, Wexford on 1 January at 1pm. This is a centuries old tradition in which the Dunbrody Archers and the Chairman of New Ross Council will participate. The tradition dates back to 1687 when the Mayor and New Ross Town Council claimed their authority over the tower and waters by travelling to the Hook and shooting an arrow into the sea. The Mayor will cast an arrow into the sea symbolising the port’s authority over the estuary. Members of the public are welcome to come and watch the free event. For more information see www.hookheritage.com.