Culture


National Heritage Week

National Heritage Week is now in full swing. Saturday was the first day of  ‘One Hundred Years of Heritage’ Week. 1,600 events is about to take place across the island, celebrating Irish heritage, culture and the environment from the 20th of August to the 28th of August 2016. This year is 100 years... 

Children of War 18th August 2016

Children of War 18th August 2016 It was so sad to see that little child being pulled from the rubble in Aleppo. The poor little lad was so lost with his blood stained face and a stare that seemed to ask “What did I do” It was heart-breaking seeing him sitting in the ambulance with nobody to cuddle... 

Dublin Vegfest

Calling all vegans out there, this event is just for you! The Dublin Vegfest will be taking place on the 11th of September 2016, that is a Sunday, at Griffith Conference Centre on the South Circular Road. Festivities will begin at 11 am and continue until 5 pm. This is the biggest vegan festival in... 

Digital Hub Shortlisted For DOT IE Net Visionary Awards

Eight companies at The Digital Hub will go on to the DOT IE Net Visionary Awards final ceremony. They have been shortlisted for this year’s Awards that will take place on the 7th of October 2016 at the RDS Concert Hall, Dublin. Alien Technology Transfer and Optimal Workshop were nominated for Best... 

2016 Bark In The Park

The last of four Bark In The Park 2016 sponsored walks are taking place in Phoenix Park on Sunday the 21st of August 2016. The walk will start at 3 pm at the junction of Chesterfield Avenue and Ordnance Survey Road, near the Castleknock Road entrance. Entrants will receive a sponsorship pack when registering.... 

Opera In The Open

Opera In The Open This August the Dublin City Council Arts Office will be hosting Opera In The Open. Four operas will be performed during the month from 1 pm to 2 pm during lunch in the open air amphitheatre. The first opera, The Gondoliers, will take place on the 4th of August. The Gondoliers was... 

“Spirit of Dublin Summer Craft Fair”

“Spirit of Dublin Summer Craft Fair” Teelings will be having a “Spirit of Dublin Summer Craft Fair” on Saturday the 27th of August. The Craft Fair will be held in the Visitor Centre in the distillery at Newmarket Square. Eighteen Irish businesses will be exhibiting food and drinks at the  “Spirit... 

Three x 3 Winner At NCAD

We here at Fountain Resource Group would like to congratulate Jordan Huysmans from the National College of Art and Design on being selected for the Threex3 internship programme. Jordan Huysmans commented on his selection and said: “I’m very grateful to have been given this opportunity. To be able... 

The Dublin City Liffey Swim

On Saturday the 6th of August 2016 the 97th Dublin Liffey Swim will take place. The race will begin at 1.30 pm with the men starting and the women’s race will start an hour later at 2.30 pm. “I would like to thank Leinster Open Sea for organising the hugely successful Liffey Swim year after... 

Dementia Friendly Concerts For The Autumn

Dementia Friendly Concerts For The Autumn It is hard to believe that we only have a few days left of summer and that autumn is already staring at us. Don’t get desponded though, Dublin City Council has come up with yet another great idea to keep us going this autumn. They have organised four concerts... 

The Liberties Festival 2016

The Liberties Festival 2016   July 18th – July 23rd It is that time of year again when the Liberties experience their summer festival.  This year marks the 46th year of the festival and it promises to be just as entertaining as previous years.  The festival organisers have recently won ‘Best... 

Summer Lunchtime Concert At Christchurch

Christchurch will be having a Summer Lunchtime Concert on Saturday the 23rd of July. The Ariosa Singers will be performing beautiful music at 1.15 pm for 45 minutes. Tickets can be bought at the Cathedral and will be included in the price of the normal day-visit tickets. The Ariosa Singers, directed... 

Heritage Week 2016 At St Patrick’s Cathedral

Heritage Week 2016 At St Patrick’s Cathedral Heritage Week is back on the 20th of August to the 28th of August. St. Patrick’s Cathedral will be hosting a variety of tours, organ recitals, talks and music for the public for free. The programme will include the following: Organ Recitals –... 

Wood Quay Summer Sessions

Looking out of my window today, I have to conclude that summer is not in the air at all. But do not let that thought keep you indoors. The Wood Quay Summer Sessions is an outdoor series of concerts that are being held at the Wood Quay Amphitheatre in Dublin 8 and will be held throughout the month of... 

NCAD’s CEAD Art Exhibition

NCAD’s CEAD Art Exhibition There is an Art Exhibition at the National College of Art and Design. The exhibition opens today and will be displayed in the Design for Industry and NCAD Gallery on the Thomas Street campus. The exhibition will run until the 14th of July, will be open to the public and... 

Are You In The Mood For A Lecture?

Thinking of going back to school and sitting in lectures that go on forever is a dreadful thought to most of us. You might be reminded of the boringness involved with it or perhaps being reprimanded when talking in class. St. Patrick’s University Hospital has been hosting lectures in their Lecture... 

Odd Life by Poraic Cahill

Our very own Poraic Cahill has released his first book, called Odd Life. A Dublin correspondent’s observations of the odd and absurd. Odd Life’ is a collection of odd & absurd situations I’ve encountered over the years (mainly in my capacity as a daily English Times reader…..from a German... 

Da Vinci’s In Town

I have always been interested in the artist Leonardo da Vinci, not to be confused with the actor Leonardo Dicaprio. I believe it was in my childhood that I first was introduced to da Vinci’s name. It was the era of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles then, four turtles who eat only pizza named after... 

Listen, Hissen, Hissen!

Listen, Hissen, Hissen! is a six-piece instrumental sound group that will be performing for one night only at IMMA on Wednesday the 22nd of June. Six Dublin visual artists forms the group Listen, Hissen, Hissen!, they are Karl Burke, Jessica Conway, Teresa Gillespie, Jonathan Mayhew, Suzanne Walsh and... 

David Cross Show At Vicar Street

David Cross Show At Vicar Street On Tuesday the 14th of June, Vicar Street will be hosting an evening of comedy. US Hollywood actor and comedian David Cross will be performing his Making America Great Again show. The Emmy-award-winner is famous for his roles in “Mr Show”, Arrested Development,... 
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