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A Time for Change Tony Gorman

A Time for Change. by/Tony Gorman Our resident poet Tony Gorman delivers this appeal to stop the waste and to consider our environment before it is far too late Our planets in an awful state because of humans ways In time our lives be poisoned by an environmental killing craze Of fly tipping and dumping leaving... 

Former Saints Goalkeeper Gordon Banks has Died

  Former Saints Goalkeeper Gordon Banks has died, aged 81 The former England, Stoke City, Leicester City and Saint Patrick’s Athletic goalkeeper has passed away aged 81. His family confirmed the news saying that “it is with great sadness that we announce that Gordon passed away peacefully overnight”. He... 

Old Dublin in Photos 1930 – 1970

Old Dublin in Photos 1940 – 1970 In this article, we take a peak at the National Library of Ireland’s collection of photographs of Dublin truly in the rare auld times.  Have a look. The following photos are courtesy of  National Library of Ireland on The Commons   Gings on Dame Street   Outside... 

Christmas Movies – Tis the Season!

The best thing about Christmas is without doubt the movies. Sitting in front of a warm fire, hot chocolate in hand with the marshmallows just starting to melt and It’s that little bit of time where you don’t have to worry about the turkey, wrapping presents or the inevitable festive arguments. For... 

Christmas 2018 Event Guide

Christmas 2018 – In this article Shane Adlum tells us what events are happening around the city of Dublin this Christmas time!  It’s that time of year again. The tree is dragged out of the attic, the stockings are hung with care, you send cards to people you haven’t seen in years and you’re... 

Season to Season

A beautiful poem by our resident Poet Tony Gorman about the changing of the seasons, goodbye for now summer.  My Poem for National Poetry Day Season to Season. By/ Tony Gorman All withered and dying are the flowers and the weeds A time when they all are spreading their seeds When crops have been cropped... 

An Turas Fada Part IV

Walking towards Mikey was Peter Whelan, known as “Peanuts” to those familiar with him. He cut a striking image. He had a shock of blond hair that was always cropped tight, and a perma stubble that at one stage must have been by design, but now is nothing but a testament to self neglect. He stood... 

An Turas Fada Part III

Mikey walked back toward the canal, choosing an area with overgrown greenery that lacked the beauty of most plants but which Mikey found soothing. He found himself giving up searching for a bench and decided to sit on a patch of dry weedgrass. Mikey liked the canal. He seen the mix between nature and... 

Nature’s Brushstrokes

Nature’s Brushstrokes Our countryside’s a melodramatic bloom Pure poetry within Mother Nature room Of colours from a painters brushes spray Purely an extravagant harlequin type display Of Daffodils on margins that flutter in the breeze And Poppies and Red-Oxide growing gaily at their ease With Bee... 

Bee advised. By/Tony Gorman 29th June 2018

I’m a lover of all kinds in the nature world and hove noticed that there is a distinct lack of bees this year which prompted me to write my poem as something needs to be done to help bees and other insects from disappearing off the planet. Bee advised. By/Tony Gorman 29th June 2018 We poison vegetation... 

An Turas Fada – Part II

An Thuras Fada Part 2 – Tony Kennedy’s re-imagining of Ulysses continues as Mickey continues his long journey For Part One Click Here Mikey heard the bell strike ten as he left the block after ensuring that the coast was clear. Ebullient on painkillers and power, Mikey had something of a... 

An Turas Fada – Part I

An Turas Fada – Tony Kennedy re-adapts the classic tale of The Odyssey in through Irish Joycean tradition.  This is the first chapter of Mikey’s Long Journey Mikey opened one eye first as he slowly emerged from the temporary solace of sleep. His arm reaches towards the old kitchen chair... 

Last Saturday’s Blooms Day in Dublin

Stephen Davis collects some photos of Dublin’s 2018 Blooms Day    Read More »

To Fight the Big C

To Fight the Big C by/Tony Gorman Remove yourself from me For I do not welcome you And the course in life to beat you I will gladly pursue Remove your binding spores For I will fight them all A fight I will endure Till one of us will fall For with my inner strength From the gamma rays I need I’ll... 

Boxing Clever – Stephen Davis Photography Captures the Dublin Canvas

Boxing Clever – Stephen Davis Photography Captures the Dublin Canvas Dublin Canvas is an inclusive public art project. To date, they have had a collection of artists from all age groups -schoolchildren to retirees, from all walks of life – barristers to baristas, a mixture of nationalities... 

Kilamainham Arts and Craft Fair This Saturday!

Reminder of the craft fair at Hilton Kilmainham Our lady’s hospice Harold’s X will also be collecting at this event so please come along and support us both. Saturday April 21st 10:30-5:30  Read More »

Messiah on the Street

Messiah on the Street – A free concert for those who love Handel’s Messiah, we take a look at some of the more interesting facts about the piece and its first performance in Dublin This Friday at 1 pm, people will be able to enjoy Handel’s Messiah for free on Fishamble Street to celebrate... 

Irish Garden Bird Survey will be starting on Monday the 4th of December!

The birds are returning to gardens across the country in search of food to get them through the winter.Now is the time to stock up bird feeders and prepare yourself for BirdWatch Ireland’s annual Irish Garden Bird Survey. To quote their blog “the Garden Bird survey is a great way to really get... 

Smithfield Lights!

Families can enjoy a wide range of children’s festive entertainment including face paints, workshops, a vintage carousel and an outdoor screening of classic Christmas movie The Snowman. There will be market stalls with a range of delicious foods, arts and crafts. The main tree lighting event will... 

Dublin Festival of History

Events are being held in city libraries, Dublin Castle and other venues. All of the events are free but some that need booking have booked out. More information can be found at http://dublinfestivalofhistory.ie/ Dublin Castle has some big names coming to give talks: Martin Bell – the Death of... 
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