NRC Taxis Dublin Condom Promotion on World's AIDS Day 2016

NRC – We’ve got you covered for a safe ride home!

NRC Taxis are delighted to be supporting World AIDS Day by distributing free condoms on the streets of Dublin city to mark the day.

On Saturday November 26th NRC will be handing out condoms to adults over eighteen in Dublin city centre between 7pm and 10pm to raise awareness of this important day.

To celebrate NRC are running a competition for a €50 One4all voucher – just pop over to the NRC Facebook page to enter.

What’s more – we’ll be offering a free taxi ride home on Saturday 26th November – just post a photo of your night out with the #saferidehome #worldaidsday hashtags and we’ll pick 3 lucky people to get a free taxi home (terms and conditions apply).

World AIDS Day is held on 1 December each year and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died. World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day and the first one was held in 1988.

There are an estimated 34 million people worldwide living with HIV. More than 35 million people have died from the virus, making it one of the most destructive pandemics in history.

HIV Ireland offer free HIV and STI testing. To find out further details on the free testing service and testing dates, please visit: www.hivireland.ie.

NRC are aiming to raise awareness of HIV and also to support those in Ireland living with HIV.

So come on out Saturday 26th November and show your support by receiving a free condom from NRC Taxis. For more information visit www.nrc.ie or call 01 677 2222

Terms and conditions

Taxi ride home will be awarded after 26th November so winners can avail of free taxi ride home during December. 

The judge’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. 

Prizes are non-transferable and will only be awarded to the winner. 

No cash alternative will be awarded in lieu of stated prize(s)

Getting to the big concerts in Dublin Summer 2015

marlay_park_rathfarnham_dublin_concerts_72772What a smashing summer of amazing events we’ve had so far and we’ve a lot more to look forward to! From Marlay Park to the Iveagh Gardens, the Aviva and not forgetting Croke Park for plenty music and GAA action.

Where ever you are going make sure you plan your journey to and from the venue well in advance and give yourself an additional 2 hours travel time! It may seem crazy but there is a huge volume of people heading to these gigs so traffic delays are inevitable! NRC are standing by to pick you up so just call us on 01 6772222 and we’ll get you as close to the venue as possible!

Marlay Park have an amazing line up with Avici on 3rd July, Paulo Nutini and Imelda May on July 4th and then Longitude Festival happening from July 17th to 19th featuring Hozier, The Vaccines, Alt J, The Chemical Brothers and loads more fantastic acts.

So how do you get there?! Marlay Park run a shuttle bus service from the city centre direct to Marlay Park. The shuttle bus service operates from Georges Quay in the city centre direct to Marlay Park http://www.marathonsportsbooking.ie/. The fare: from €10 and can be booked online in advance.

The Iveagh Gardens play host to a great mix of acts this summer. Paloma Faith on July 2nd, The Frames July 4 & 5, Chic featuring Niall Rogers on July 9th, St Vincent on July 10th and to finish it off Damien Rice on July 12th. If you’re up for a laugh get down to the Comedy Festival in The Iveagh Gardens from July 23rd to 2th.

As a city centre location The Iveagh Gardens is serviced by Dublin Bus, Luas and Dart. Entry is usually available through the gates at Harcourt Street.

The Script with Pharrell Williams take to the big stage in Croker on June 20th and later in the summer July 24th and 25th Ed Sheeran will be entertaining the crowds at Croke Park. On the GAA front the Leinster GAA football semi-final kicks off on June 28th, Leinster GAA hurling final on July 5th, Leinster GAA Final on 12th July and plenty more action to come over the summer months.

Getting to Croke Park is relatively straight forward as it’s close to the city centre and is serviced by bus, dart and trains. Access to the stadiums is restricted to specific gates based on your seat so make sure to check before arriving to the area.

Gig of the summer happens in the Aviva with AC/DC hitting the stage on July 1st! There is no parking around the stadium so to make life easy and get an NRC to and from the gig! After the show you can usually get a taxi from outside the ground by simply flagging a taxi down. The entry points to the stadium for ticket holders are colour coded – either red, green, orange, blue or purple – with each colour designating the route that needs to be taken to access the stadium. You will also have to exit the stadium by the same colour coded route.

SO there is plenty to choose from this summer. Just plan your route well in advance and have the NRC number 01 6772222 on your phone and go have some fun!

 

What’s on in Dublin – May 2015

Summer is in the air so time to get out and enjoy the city of Dublin and all it has to offer. As always there are loads of fantastic events on so what are you waiting for?! Pick your event and call NRC on 01 677 2222 who will whisk you off to your event of choice!

fieldThe 50th anniversary staging of The Field is running in The Gaiety for the rest of May! This iconic play written by John B Keane, is a gripping and masterful piece of writing, Starring Aidan McArdle, Ian Lloyd Anderson, Catherine Byrne, Geoff Minogue and Maria McDermottroe, this is a production not to be missed.

If musicals are your thing you can’t miss Calamity Jane in The Bord Gais Energy Theatre from 19 to 23 May. Tickets are still available for this highly acclaimed productions which is presented by Watermill Theatre Newbury.

The end of May equals the annual Bloom festival in the Phoenix Park starting on 28 May and going in til 1 June.  You will find the very best of Ireland’s landscape gardeners and designers as well as 150 food producers, plant village, crafts, live entertainment and children’s zone and much more.

International Literature Festival Dublin 16 – 24 May is Ireland’s premier literary event and gathers the finest writers in the world to Dublin! There is a fantastic line-up of readings, plays and other literary events so well worth checking out.

The 3 Arena have a variety of shows in May including Take That, the UK’s most successful live act ever, An Evening with multi Grammy award winning Mark Knopfler, 5 Seconds of Summer ‘Rock Out With Your Socks Out’ tour and world famous tenor Placido Domingo.

That’s just a selection of events on in Dublin but there is something happening every day in the city so get out and be part of it! Call NRC Taxis on 01 677 2222 to join in the fun!

 

 

 

Fun Runs in Dublin Spring/ Summer 2015!

With the evenings getting longer and Summer only around the corner – it’s no better time to start running – there are so many organised runs across the city – you have no excuses! We’re put together a selection of the runs happening over the next few months. Don’t forget to call NRC Taxis on 677 2222 to get you there hassle free – we have you covered!

Great Ireland Run – 11th April

Work off all those Easter Eggs at the Great Ireland Run 10km which takes place on 11th April in the Phoenix Park. Always a great day out with big crowds participating at this event.

Samsung Night Run 26th April

Another chance to run after work! The Samsung night run is always a popular event staring at Custom House Quay. Enjoy Dublin by night as you run through the city’s streets – a must if you haven’t done it before!

Darkness Into Light – 9th May

Starting at 4.15am, and crossing the line just as dawn is breaking, the phenomenon that is Darkness Into Light, the annual 5km walk/run, will celebrate its seventh year on Saturday, May 9th 2015, in the Phoenix Park.

Calcutta Run – May 16th

This is charity run is open to all levels, family, kids ending with the Finish Line Festival with BBQ, bar, live music, DJ and fun activities in the grounds of Blackhall Place Saturday, Starting at Blackhall Place there is both a 5K and 10k route You can bring the whole family including the dog along to enjoy the scenic route through the Phoenix Park.

Mini Marathon – June 1st

Always a popular run – people of all shapes and sizes run, jog or walk the mini marathon – a great day out!

Docklands Run 20th June

For those of you who can’t make the weekend runs – this evening10k run takes place in The Docklands at 7:40pm, with the 5k starting at 8:25pm.

Keith Duffy 5K – 30th June

This year to mark Autism Awareness month Keith Duffy is doing a 5K run the Phoenix Park, on 30th June.

Colour Dash – 27th July

This starts and finishes just off the main avenue in the Phoenix Park.   Make a splash of colour while you run!

Lucan 5K – 12th May

The Tom Byrne Memorial organised by Lucan Harriers AC is one of the longest running events in Dublin.  The Lucan 5k starts on the main Newcastle Road, then into Griffeen Valley Park, before finishing (uniquely for a road race) on the Lucan athletics track.

Rock & Roll Half Marathon – 2nd August

If you love music and running this event is for you! Starting in Corner of North Wall Quay & Castleforbes St, Dublin, Ireland and finishing in the Phoenix Park – you can enjoy live music while you run!

Dublin Staff Relay – 10th September

The Dublin Staff Relay encourages workers from all over Dublin and its surrounds to join their colleagues in a fun 5 x 5km relay in the Phoenix Park. A great team building night out!

Dublin Half Marathon – September 19th

If you are gearing up for the Marathon – this event is a must! Starting in the Phoenix Park on Saturday September 19th at 10am – make sure you’ve done your training!

So dust off your runners and get training – you might even enjoy it! And don’t forget to call NRC Taxis on 01 677 2222 – we’ll get you there on time for that big race!

 

Easter 2015 – What’s on in Dublin?

The Easter holidays are upon us so two full weeks of keeping the kids busy with plenty of bank holidays to keep us all going! So what’s on in Dublin? There are loads of activities on in Dublin for to suit all tastes – all you have to do is pick your event, call NRC on 01 677 2222 and the rest is a piece of cake (or chocolate!).

Big Barracks Egg Hunt April 8th

Check out the Big Barracks Egg Hunt at Collins Barracks, April 8 from 3pm — 4pm. With map and quiz questions to find the golden egg – the kids will love this one!

Butlers Chocolate Experience

Its Easter time so no better time to visit the Butlers Chocolate Experience in Dublin!  With  lots of interesting things to learn about how chocolates are made, from the cocoa bean right through to being packed in beautiful gift boxes to be shipped all over the world. With plenty of sampling along the way and finishing your journey in the workshop – this is a must for chocoholics!

The Easter Bunny at the Chocolate Warehouse 14 March – 4 April

For a very festive Easter experience, go along to the Easter experience at The Chocolate Warehouse where you can meet the Easter Bunny and so much more. For all ages young and young at heart. Feast your eyes on their unique range of Easter eggs products only available at The Chocolate Warehouse.

The Ark Easter Workshop 28 March – 25 April

The Ark Easter Workshop are offering fun for all the family this Easter with a programme of specially created Easter workshops and events for you and your family to enjoy. With themed music performances and crafts, stage and music workshops for all ages it’s worth a visit.

Croke Park Easter Egg Hunt 1-6 April

Follow the clues on the Croke Park tour and find the tokens to collect your Easter Eggs!! For GAA fans – take this tour which takes a look behind the scenes at Croke Park including a visit to the Players’ Lounge, dressing rooms, warm-up area and pitch-side walk-way as well as a trip to the top tier to enjoy a bird’s eye view of the stadium.

Farmleigh, Phoenix Park April 8 & 9

Farmleigh is always great fun at Easter with magic shows, face painting, buggy nature tours, egg hunts and storytelling are all completely free. This in from 10am, April 8 and 9.

Powerscourt Garden Pavillion April 14th 2pm and 4pm

Powerscourt Garden Pavilion are providing an expert how-to talk about how to how to turn your garden into a blooming wonder!

St. Patricks Cathedral April 10, 11, 12

St. Patrick’s Cathedral are holding family workshops at 2pm on April 10, 11, 12 and 13 where you can make a stunning stained glassed window!

The Exchange Dublin April 10

The Exchange Dublin are running a Milk And Cookies Stories event where you can tell a tale or simply sit back and listen on April 10th at 6.30pm.

Daytime Sun Watch family Workshop April 7th

Astronomy Ireland’s are running a Daytime Sun Watch family workshop at AI HQ in Artane on April 7th at 1pm where you’ll learn about sunspots, solar activity and just why our nearest star is causing so much interest at the moment

Lots of parks are running special Easter events including The Zoo, Airfield Farm, Lullymore and Tayto Park. Remember to call NRC taxis – we’ll get you to your event well before the Easter Bunny – every time. Call us on 01 677 2222 or visit www.nrc.ie.

What’s On In The 3 Arena in March?

Looking for a good gig to go to this March?! Well the 3 Arena have a mix of shows with some big acts from Usher to a Darts championship to Michael Flatleys Lord of the Dance! Don’t forget to call NRC Taxis on 377 2222 – we’ll get you there on time!

So what’s the line up?

 

8th March – Lionel Richie

First up is a blast from the past Lionel Richie! If you are familiar with hits such as Hello and Say You Say Me – you are showing your age! A big 80s star he is obviously still drawing the crowd so if you’re going – have a blast!

20th March – Usher

For more contemporary tunes, Usher rolls into town on March 20th!  As one of the most successful male recording artists regularly hitting the upper reaches of both pop and R&B charts- this will be a show and a half!

26th March – Betway Premier League Darts

If you’ve a darts fan the next show if for you! The 2015 Betway Premier League Darts tournament will be held in the Three Arena on 26th March. This tournament is touring all over the UK and it will be in Ireland for one night only! Big prize money of €700,000 in total up for grabs!

27/28 March – Michael Flatley Lord of the Dance

Lord Of The Dance: Dangerous Games is back in town for a spectacular new staging of the much-loved traditional master piece. The show stars James Keegan, Morgan Comer and Mathew Smith as the “Lords of the Dance” and is choreographed and directed by Michael Flatley. If it’s your thing – don’t miss it!

31 March – Nicky Minaj

American rapper, singer and songwriter Nicky Minaj goes on stage on 31st March. If Super Bass, Anaconda and Starships ring a bell – this is the gig for you!

Don’t forget to call your Dublin Taxi company NRC Taxis on 01 6772222 or download the NRC APP www.nrc.ie