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St Valentine’s Day

Saint Valentine himself On Sunday the world will be celebrating St Valentine’s Day. Many men and women across the globe will be hoping for their special Valentine to arrive with a gift, as a token of their love. St Valentine’s Day is celebrated on the 14th February and in the Eastern Orthodox Churches... 

Without you – By Saskia Sarginson

   When 17- year old Eva goes missing after a sailing trip, everyone except her younger sister Faith, thinks she has drowned.  Faith remains adamant that her sister is alive, and tells anyone who will listen, that she thinks Eva is been kept as a prisoner by a wild man from the island.  Her... 

High Tide to Dublin 31st January 2016

High Tide to Dublin 31st January 2016 Those chimneys of Ringsend with their colours of red and white Greet the ships sailing into Dublin Quay by daytime and by night Bringing back long lost friends from countries far and near Reminding them there will always be a welcome over here And as the people... 

Terry Wogan/Gods Right Hand Man

Terry Wogan/Gods Right Hand Man 31st January 2016 Terry was a true gentleman of integrity and wit His usual kind of sign off was he’d be back again forthwith And his joking was of a family kind that always made you smile He had that gentle nature that amused you all the while In conversation his enticement... 

Dublin Gig Guide

Dublin Gig Guide   Aiken Promotion’s Present Vicar Street Venue              28 Thomas Street Dublin 8   Bagatelle                               (Thursday 11th February 2016)              Tickets €33.50 Bell X1            ... 

What We Call Love Exhibition

What We Call Love Exhibition The Irish Museum of Modern Art is currently hosting a major exhibition called ‘What We Call Love’ which is about how artist’s perception of love has developed over the 20th and 21st century.  The Artists look at significant changes in social culture during the 20’s,... 

Alternative Wedding Photography

Last summer, Ireland made history by becoming the first country in the world to pass gay marriage by popular vote, and since last November it has been made official for LGBT couples to marry.  Romantic love between any two people is beautiful, and the way they want to celebrate their special day should... 

David Bowie a final trip for The Starman

David Bowie a final trip for The Starman 14th January 2016 by/Tony Gorman Ground control to Major Tom David was here but now he’s gone He took his leave upon our planet To be immortalised in clay and granite In the earth he will remain A hidden illness was to blame On a tombstone they’ll scribed... 

A Storm called Frank

On a flood soaked plain they tried in vain To stop the river’s rising high With sandbags filling weakened banks As the rain clouds hovered in the sky The winds they raised to gale-force strength And the heavens opened wide The seas became a turbulent force At the rising of the tide Immersed with sea... 

A Hit Awakens

A Hit Awakens It’s arguably the most anticipated movie event in over a decade and it’s almost here. Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be released in Irish cinemas this week. When the first teaser trailer was released last year, it was viewed over 50 million times in the first week alone. Advance... 

“Oh Yes” I remember it well

“Oh Yes” I remember it well 14th December 2015 by/Tony Gorman Remember those days when we were young And Christmas came our way And the dreams of all our presents Were delivered on a sleigh And that jolly man who brought them With his calls of ho- ho- ho With his white beard and red outfit He stole... 

Sir Antony Gormley at IMMA

Sir Antony Gormley is a British artist and sculptor who was born in London on the 30th August 1950. He is of Irish and German descent. Sir Antony has been sculpting since the 60’s. His work is inspired of the relationship of the human body and the space he lives in. His acclaimed for his public... 

Winner Of The SDC International Design Competition

Aoife Mullane Winner Of The SDC International Design Competition Aoife Mullane from Bray is this year’s winner of the SDC International Design Competition. An event was held at the Fashion and Textile Museum in London where she was awarded the Veronica Bell Trophy and a £1,000 cash prize for... 

Wicklow 6th December 2015

Glendalough winter Wicklow 6th December 2015 by/Tony Gorman If you were a lady my love would be endless For the scenes that you showed are engraved in my heart Of mountains and rivers and silver sand sea shores And the waves from tides that keeps us apart But when I am with you I’m lost in your beauty Of... 

The Irish Immigrant

by/ Tony Gorman Across the waves we made our home Across the oceans wide Across the seas on foreign shores Arrived by air and tide We built our lives on what was there We worked at what we could We mingled with the people there And only right we should They accepted us for who we were They accepted... 

Meet Evil Empire

  If Ireland can be credited for one decent thing and that is music. We have seen countless of talented artists emerge from Ireland and headline on stages across the world. Meet Evil Empire. This five piece band is made up of Aarron Hamilton (vocals), David Boucher (bass guitar), Cathal Luddy... 

Birds of a Feather Flock Together

Edward McGuire, ‘Seamus Heaney (1939- ), Poet’, 1974. NGI.4112.   Bird painter Edward McGuire’s work will be on display at the Irish Museum of Modern Art from the 19th November until April 2016. The artist was born in Dublin in 1932 and kept himself busy with still-life, portrait... 

Paris in Mourning 15th November 2015

Paris in Mourning 15th November 2015 Emptiness fills the space that laughter use to fill And the silence it is deafening in the air so cold and still And tears replace the smiles for a city filled with pain And disbelief surrounds everyone for an act that was insane A place where lovers use to stroll... 

The Waterboys Still Command the Stage!

The Waterboys Still Command the Stage! When I was a wee young lad in 1985, I bought myself a cassette tape titled “This is the Sea”, by a group who I thought were all Irish, by the name of The Waterboys. From that very day on I became hooked very rarely can one find an album without filler. As a... 

Les Levine’s Exhibition at the IMMA

Les Levine’s Exhibition at the IMMA For all the media and photography enthusiasts there will be an exhibition at the Irish Museum of Modern Art show casing Les Levine’s Collection Using the Camera as a Club – Media Projects and Archive from the 19th November 2015 to the 17th January 2016.  Les... 
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