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Contemporary Christmas Comedies

Contemporary Christmas Comedies Let’s face it, 2020 has been an awful year. But Christmas is just around the corner. Although things will be a little different this year it’s still a time for family, feasts, presents, warm fires, hot chocolates and of course Christmas films. Being stuck at home... 

A Christmas To Remember

A Christmas To Remember – A festive poem by our resident poet, Tony Gorman  Read More »

The Ripper and The Vampire

The Ripper and The Vampire – In this article, Craig O Reilly explains how the real life Ripper killings would inspire Stoker’s Count It’s often easy to reduce an author’s work down to a single influence, or make assumptions about inspiration, but in the case of Bram Stokers Dracula,... 

Vampires Through History – Craig O Reilly

Vampires Through History – Craig O Reilly traces the common trope of the undead blood drinker from demonic middle eastern beginnings to literary fame Every Halloween, among the children bobbing for apples or trick or treating, you will find vampire masks being worn. The image of the white-faced fiend,... 

The Start of Irish Cinema

  The Start of Irish Cinema – Craig O Reilly delves into the origins of Irish movie making   The earliest origin of Irish filmmaking was originally newsreels, but by the 1920s with the advent of the “talkies” cinema had achieved huge popularity especially in Dublin. Michael Collins,... 

Epic Films

Epic Films – Shane provides us with a list of great epics!  Things aren’t back to normal yet and it may be a while before they are. We’re still looking for ways to keep ourselves entertained. Movies have always provided us with a great way to escape reality for a while and are perfect for... 

Big Jack. By/Tony Gorman

Big Jack. By/Tony Gorman The Lord will gladly welcome you To train his angelic team He sent a messenger to bring you up On a radiant transit beam For he watched you in your early days And admired you on the pitch And then you turned to management Which you handled without a hitch You’re a legend across... 

John Healy and The Grass Arena

John Healy and The Grass Arena – Craig O Reilly tells us about the new book “The Grass Arena” a biography about author and chess master John Healy The last time he was in prison, John Healy met a man named “the fox”, who spoke to him at length  on the joys of chess. Hoping... 

Classic Family Films

Classic Family Films It has been a difficult time for everybody. With a lot of people out of work, working from home and kids being home schooled, we’re spending more time than ever stuck indoors and looking for ways to keep ourselves entertained.  Films can be the perfect way to spend a few hours... 

The Story of St Valentine’s Day

The Story of St Valentine’s Day Valentine’s Day is celebrated annually with fervour in memory of martyrdom of Saint Valentine. It is celebrated on 14th of February, every year. Initially the day was celebrated in USA and UK only. But with the globalisation and increasing technology and media coverage,... 

Oscars 2020 It’s almost that time of year again, when all movie fans eyes will be on the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood for the Academy Awards. Here’s a look at some of the main contenders for the big awards of the night. Joker Todd Phillips brings Gotham’s clown prince of crime to the big screen.... 

Chinese New Year at the Dublin Fruit Market

Chinese New Year at the Dublin Fruit Market – Stephen Davis tells us about a new Chinese New Year Festival in the recently closed for refurbishments, Smithfield Fruit and Veg Market The Chinese Year of the Rat is nearly upon us and the centrepiece of the celebrations in Dublin will be held this... 

Alternative Christmas Films

Alternative Christmas Films Christmas films are such an important part of the festive period. It’s a nice way for the whole family to get together, keep the kids occupied, they can be the perfect way to spend a romantic evening or just simply a great way to escape the madness of the holidays for a... 

Christmas in Pakistan

Christmas in Pakistan Today, I did Choose topic for Article Writing is ‘’Christmas in Pakistan’’. Originally I am Pakistani and belong to big and famous city of Pakistan “Lahore”. Although, Pakistan is an Islamic country and 96.28% population of Pakistan are Muslims. But, it doesn’t mean... 

A Christmas Wish To All

Tony Gorman, our non resident – resident poet, as written this beautiful poem to get everybody in the Christmas Mood, with an important message to think of those without this year.  Thanks Tony!  Read More »

The Truth About Hidden Messages in Music

“Our turntables only play in one direction”- The Truth About Hidden Messages in Music The controversy started in the 1960’s with the growing popularity of rock music and the increase in sales of vinyl records. From its infancy, rock music was considered a bad influence on children, teens and young... 

Statues by Stephen Davis

Statues by Stephen Davis A collection of beautiful shots of statues in our nation’s order tramadol discount capital. Some beautiful Dublin Photography here!                    Read More »

An Thuras Fada Part VI

An Thuras Fada Part VI – Chapter VI of Tony Kennedy’s ‘An Thuras Fada’ now online. This insightful piece of Dublin life perfectly illustrates that Ireland has some wonderful young talent!  Other Chapters available here: V,  IV,  III,   II,   I Despite the fact that Mikey absolutely wanted... 

At the Crossroads: When Robert Johnson Met the Devil

At the Crossroads: When Robert Johnson Met the Devil – Did Robert Johnson sell his soul for music? Is it cheaper than guitar lesson….Shane Adlum explores…. Little is known about the life and death of Robert Johnson, one of the most influential blues musicians of all time. There are... 

An Thuras Fada Part V

An Thuras Fada Part V – Chapter V of Tony Kennedy’s ‘An Thuras Fada’ now online. This insightful piece of Dublin life perfectly illustrates that Ireland has some wonderful young talent!  Other Chapters available here: IV,  III,   II,   I   Mikey was lying on his prison... 
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