Culture


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 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... 

Another World

Another World. By/Tony Gorman – Another wonderful poem from our resident poet Tony Gorman How beautiful our earth is Away from all its grit Away from all its mayhem That some people bring to it Away from all the killing Away from evil men Away from all the wars they start That never touches them If... 

War Memorial Gardens

Located in Islandbridge Dublin along the banks of the River Liffey stand The Irish National War Memorial Gardens. It was first proposed in 1919 to build a memorial to commemorate the 49,000 Irish troops who died in the war to end all wars. After an impasse on the location of the site that lasted... 

10 Things To Make Dublin Millennials Great Again

10 Things To Make Dublin Millennials Great Again – Tongue firmly in cheek Tony gives some friendly tips to this generation We Millenials are one of the most maligned generations today. We are seen as selfish, lazy and culturally ambivalent. Granted we are better than the Boomers who basically... 

The Madness of The Professor and the Madman

The Madness of The Professor and the Madman –  In this article, Shane Adlum describes the rather eccentric story of the production of ‘The Madness of The Professor and The Madman’ due for release this year Back in 2016 Mel Gibson and Sean Penn arrived in Dublin to shoot ‘The Professor... 
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