Culture


Womens March On Washington

I am about to become Fountain Resource Groups foreign correspondent (for the next week)! I am off to the United States to take part in the Women’s March on Washington on Saturday 21st and will be reporting on the event. I grew up in the D.C. area but left for Dublin and Ireland in the late 70’s... 

Professor Alex Milton Appointed Head of School of Design at NCAD

Professor Alex Milton Appointed Head of School of Design at NCAD Finally the long wait is over; a new Head of School of Design at the National College of Art and Design has been appointed. Professor Alex Milton will take up his position as the Head of Design on the 16th of January 2017 – that is next... 

A Dark Year In The Music History Books

Its december and the new year is closing in on us. Michael Buble has emerged from hibernation to serenade us all with his unholy christmas cheer. Looking back on the year I feel the one thing that stands out is the amount of great musicans we have lost in 2016. What is happening to the music industry?... 

Lines From Rialto

The Rialto Youth Project launched their very own creative writing book consisting of poetry, songs, plays and stories. The book launch took place in St Andrews Community Centre last week. Frankie Gaffney, author of Dublin Seven was invited to the launch and said he was delighted with the quality and... 

A Little Something For The Art Lovers

A Little Something For The Art Lovers The weekend is around the corner and if you are an art lover you are in for a treat. This weekend the Dublin Gallery Weekend will take place from the 25th to the 27th of November. For three days in 36 different Galleries exhibitions, artist and curator talks, walking... 

The Klares

Indie Rock Group, The Klares will play support in the Button factory this December 2016. This four piece from Blackrock Co Dublin, will support, The Academic, sharing the stage with another group called The Girl Talk, on Friday 16th December 2016, at the Button factory here in Temple Bar Dublin City.... 

Nordic Now

Nordic Now is an exhibition exhibiting designs from the Nordic region and has been showing in Dun Laoghaire since the 26th of October. But do not fret, there is one week left for you to enjoy a day out to Dun Laoghaire. The exhibition and events only come to an end on the 17th of November. Eight exhibitors... 

Anything Goes At St Patricks!

Anything Goes At St Patricks! The “Anything Goes” Art Exhibition is back at St Patrick’s University Hospital and will go on display from the 1st of November to 27th January 2017 in the Art Space at SPUH. “This is one of the most important initiatives that we run at St Patrick’s and we are... 

Motion Control Live

Dublin based group Motion Control have announced at least two up and coming gigs in the UK. Motion Control have confirmed that they will play in Manchester on 17th February and Birmingham the day on 18th February 2017. Closer to home they will head line a gig this Thursday, 10th November 2016 at the... 

A Movie Night With A Difference

Halloween is almost here again and Teeling’s will be doing their share of the spooking this year with a horror movie night. On the 27th of October the Distillery will host a movie night in their exhibition centre with a cinema screen showing the horror movie The Shining, based on the 1977 novel written... 

Echoland

With the year nearing its ending, it is time again to announce the book chosen for Dublin: One City One Book Festival 2017. Echoland by Joe Joyce will be the choice for reading. This year the festival took on a slight different approach to the usual festival and changed to the Two Cities One Book Festival,... 

Lifestyle, Ireland’s Greatest Past and Present

Every so often names pop up in Irish history we hold to our hearts. And if one person deserves to be up there, it’s Dubliner, Alfie Byrne. Alfie Byrne, was the second eldest of seven children, he lived in number 36 Seville Place, of the North Strand area here in Dublin. He lived there with his parents... 

An Artists Gift

An Artists Gift In nature’s way of creating art At dawn it makes an early start It merges dark clouds with the bright And streaks the sky with pinks and white And in the meadows a softened mist Leaves dew drops on the plants it kissed And when the sun it starts to show It’s like an orb with its... 

NCAD Student Wins Mittelmoda Fashion Award

NCAD Student Wins Mittelmoda Fashion Award Twenty-two-year-old NCAD BA Fashion graduate, Aideen Gaynor, was awarded the ‘Absolute Prize for the Most Creative Collection’ at this year’s 23rd Mittelmoda International Lab and Camera Nazionale Della Moda Italiana competition. “We are delighted... 

Dublin Festival of History

Dublin Castle will be hosting the 4th Dublin Festival of History in the Printworks on Friday the 23rd of September. Until the 8th of October lectures and talks will be held at various venues across the city of Dublin with renowned Irish and international historians such as Diarmaid Ferriter, Paul Rouse,... 

Junior Cert Exam Results Are Out!

In June primary scholars all over the country sat for the Junior Certificate Examination. The results for 2016 were released today and Education Minister Richard Bruton congratulated students, parents and teachers. This year 60,247 students were enrolled for the Junior Cert Exams, 1.2% more than in... 

Winner of 2016 Young Designer of the Year – NCAD’s J.J.Donnelly

Winner of 2016 Young Designer of the Year – NCAD’s J.J.Donnelly   Last Wednesday, the 2016 Young Designer of the Year was announced at the Dublin Fashion Festival. The fashion and award show was held at Bank of Ireland, College Green, and hosted by Brendan Courtney and Sonya Lennon. Co-hosting... 

October Mental Health and Wellbeing Fair 2016

St. Patrick’s University will be having their final Mental Health and Wellbeing Fair in Galway’s Galway Bay Hotel on the 22nd of October 2016 for this year. This is the third and final fair in the series presented by the Walk In My Shoes Campaign. The day will be about informing the public,... 

It’s Marathon Time – Get Your Runners Ready

 It’s marathon time again, so get your runners on and get training. The final two races in the 2016 SSE Airtricity Series will be taking place in September and October. There will be 19,500 runners taking part in this year’s Dublin Marathon on Sunday the 30th of October 2016. The Dublin Half... 

Dublin Festival of History

You must be almost there, almost sick of hearing about history. Sure, this whole year has been about Dublin a hundred years ago, but maybe I could entice you into some more of that, maybe some 10,000 year-old Irish history. Dublin Festival of History will take place from the 23rd of September until... 
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