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Poets Corner: Memoirs Of A Memory

He Looked, She at him. She Smiled, He at her. Do you remember, he asked. I do she said. Its so fresh, we where so new. So new to that world, and so new to the love buzz. Seeing you today she said, It feels that it was only yesterday. Its so fresh inside, I can still feel it within my heart. We where... 

Stand Up Ireland – You’re In An Awful State, Are’nt Ya?

Was there a war in Heaven? Have we pissed off the gods? Why is it no longer raining smarties and lemonade! Come on Willy Wonka – throw us a bone! Well, what can we say? The country is going through withdrawal! I didn’t notice much difference myself but I did notice the absence – of fun! People... 

St Patricks Day Events

The Parade In honour of Dublin’s UNESCO City of Literature designation the festival parade will bring specially commissioned short story “Brilliant” by Roddy Doyle, to life on the streets of Dublin, in spectacular fashion. The short story is available for download here> Inspired by the outrageously... 

Film Review – Black Swan

Staring: Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis and Vincent Cassel Director: Darren Aronofsky This year’s first big movie, Black Swan is directed by Aronofsky of The Wrestler fame and it shares many similarities with its predecessor. Despite its fantastical qualities, it too is shot from the perspective of the... 

Poets Corner: The Hit

The stroke it done, the cash in the palm. I phone one of the many dealer’s, and Meet them on high I’m alone in me gaff, this is what I need I fish out my bag of Tricks, and use the new. I empty the Q of beige powder on to the spoon, Mix in some water and some citric, I light me lighter under Me... 

Kilmainham Arts Club

The Kilmainham Arts Club is a free monthly Arts night held in the Patriots Inn, Kilmainham. The aim of the night is to provide a space for amateur and professional artists of all disciplines, both local and from further afield, to present or perform their work in an informal and relaxed setting. The... 

Are You Having A Laugh

One survey said the top three most stressful things in life are: 1. Public Speaking, 2. Moving House, and 3. Death. I think it should be revised. It should include ‘Doing your Tax Returns’ Benjamin Franklin said, “The only things certain in life are death and taxes.” I did my tax returns... 

The Lighthouse Cinema In Smithfield

Cinemas were closing almost everywhere in Dublin, in the seventies especially: to take only our own area, there was the Lyric in James’ St, overlooking the Fountain; the Rialto and its companion round the corner, the Leinster; the Phoenix on the quays, not far from Collins Barracks; the Tivoli in... 

Poets Corner: Our Dublin, My Dublin

Dublin there is no city like it, nor will there ever be. It’s one of the smallest county in Ireland, and yet it feels really big I could walk around it blindfolded, and still get there on time. I love the feel of the cobble stones as they wobble beneath my feet, The ones around Guinness are imbedded... 

Film Reviews – Resident Evil Afterlife & The Expendables

Resident Evil Afterlife Runtime: 100mins Genre: Cult/Horror/action Starring: Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter, Wentworth Miller The long awaited fourth instalment of the resident evil saga. This movie is a definite must see for any zombie lover. Based on the poplar computer games by Capcom, this is the first... 

Shane Sutton: Local Artist’s Debut Exibition A Huge Success

Local artist and film maker Shane Sutton as launched his debut exhibition at the MOXIE Gallery and Studio on Lad Lane off Baggot Street. It was the first time that all of Mr Sutton eclectic mix of work was brought together under one roof. The theme of the exhibition, Momentum – Light and Reflection,... 
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