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Akhil Sharma Wins International Dublin Literary Award

Akhil Sharma Wins International Dublin Literary Award Every year Dublin City Council awards one author with a prize for a single novel published in English. The 2016 International Dublin Literary Award is the world’s largest prize, a whopping  €100,000. This year’s winner is Akhil Sharma who... 

Ireland Signs Political Declaration In Luxembourg

Minister  for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Denis Naughten TD, represented Ireland in Luxembourg yesterday to sign a new declaration called the “Political Declaration On Energy Cooperation Between The North Seas Countries” with region countries Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany,... 

NCAD Graduate Showcase 2016 – Discover Hidden Gems

NCAD Graduate Showcase 2016 – Discover Hidden Gems During the month of June the National College of Art and Design in Dublin 8 will be hosting an exhibition called the NCAD Graduate Showcase 2016 – Discover Hidden Gems. Works of graduate students from the art college will be on exhibition. This... 

Taste of Dublin 2016

Taste of Dublin 2016 The Iveagh Gardens will be hosting the Taste of Dublin Festival this summer for four days from the 16th to the 19th of June. Restaurants from across Dublin city will be presenting their best and most successful dishes to the public at open air restaurants and kesubos, accompanied... 

Creative Show 2016

Creative Show 2016 Griffith College will be hosting their annual Creative Show 2016. Students from Griffith College will be showcasing their projects in two parts at this year’s annual Creative Show. On the 26th of May, Fashion Design and Interior Architecture students will present their exhibitions... 

The Day Fatima Rocked

On Sunday 15th May 2016, at the F2 Center here in Fatima Dublin 8, we had a great day of live music. We had live music from Rap & Hip Hop artist Andrew aka Mad AB Slim, who gave us two tunes of his up and coming EP “The Darkness.” Andrew also came down from Drogheda, to give us this... 

NCAD Inspired Afternoon Tea at The Westbury

The National College of Art and Design has come together with The Westbury Hotel to launch the NCAD Inspired Afternoon Tea this summer. Pastry chefs will use designs NCAD fashion designer students have come up with to decorate and make cakes and desserts mimicking designs students have created. NCAD’s... 

New Kind Album Release

  Not too long ago, we gave you the story of two young lads by the name of “New Kind” (Clayton Cooper & James Moran) who perform together showcasing their rapping and beat boxing skills. Recently the lads released their very first EP, titled “New Kind” of course! This 4 song EP has excellent... 

The Humanizer – New Roger Casement Movie

The Humanizer – New Roger Casement Movie The Humanizer is a new film based on a true story by British/Japanese artist Simon Fujiwara. It is about the life of the historical Irish Nationalist figure Sir Roger Casement (1864-1916). It will be presented at the IMMA on the 20th of May 2016 and on... 

A Fisherman’s Day of Therapy

Set men upon the waterways with rod’s and line’s to fish Just gaining freedoms glory in a boyhood dreamy wish As they sit there by the waterside while the Robin sings aloud With their thoughts transfixed on nature shaded by the morning cloud As the Water Voles swim to and fro down in the reeds... 

Ringsend & Irishtown May Day Festival

Over the May bank holiday weekend, I had the pleasure of heading to the Ringsend and Irishtown May day festival. The festival which is into its 7th year kicked off opening with a parade lead by the local marching band, members of the Defence Forces, the Irish Red Cross, members of the Local Gardai and... 

Meet Awol Active

Awol Active is a three piece pop/punk group from Pearse Street, Dublin.The lads came down to Fatima on Wednesday and I had the pleasure of interviewing them. This group consists of members: Simon Heapes (21) who plays the bass, Adam Boland (21) who plays the guitar and Conor Boland (18) who plays the... 

A Gift of Nature

A Gift of Nature Wild seeds blowing to places unknown Into nooks and cranny’s all hidden and sown Across fields and in margins around the grass verge And in time pushing up as their small buds emerge Bringing lifeform some nourishment to survive every day From the tiniest of insects making nest’s... 

Meet MAD A.B Slim.

Meet MAD  A.B  Slim. On Sunday 17th April, Rapper Mad A.B Slim, aka Andrew Boland, came down to my hometown of Fatima to have a catch up about his up and coming EP, titled “The  Darkness”.  Andrew who turns 20, this week made the travel arrangement to come down from Drogheda, to talk to your... 

Sing Street Film Review

Sing Street Film Review Sing Street is a musical comedy- drama created by John Carney, that takes place in Dublin in the mid 1980’s.  Conor (Ferdia Walsh-Peelo) is a 14 -year old boy from a middle class family who loves watching Top of the Pops with his stoner older brother, Brendan (Jack Reynor). ... 

ISTD Awards NCAD Students Membership

ISTD Awards NCAD Students Membership The National College of Art and Design (NCAD) is situated in the heart of the Liberties and is one of the most sought after art and design institutions in Ireland. NCAD has over 1,100 full-time students and 450 part-time students attending their classes each year.... 

NCAD Ranked Among Top 100

NCAD Ranked Among Top 100  The National College of Art and Design is back in top form this year. The QS World University Rankings by subject figures were released last week and NCAD was ranked among the top 100 in the world. The Dublin 8 art and design college ranked #51 for Art and Design. The closest... 

A Beautiful Young Nymph Going to Bed

A Beautiful Young Nymph Going to Bed Corinna, pride of Drury-Lane For whom no shepherd sighs in vain; Never did Covent Garden boast So bright a battered, strolling toast; No drunken rake to pick her up, No cellar where on tick to sup; Returning at the midnight hour; Four stories climbing to her bow’r; Then,... 

Easter Sunday 1916 Parade

Every year at Easter we reflect and respect those people who bravely fought during the 1916 Rising.  They died in order to free us from English rule. There will be a parade this Sunday, March 27th to mark the centenary of the 1916 Easter rising.  It will commence at St. Stephen’s Green at 10am. ... 

A New Kind On The Block

New Kid On The Block Its Thursday 10th March at a studio in Finglas, a housing estate north of Dublin City, owned by Cale Smith, a native rapper from Finglas, two young men by the name of Clayton Cooper, and James Moran, give us an opportunity to see something very new, when it comes to rapping. Clayton... 
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