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An Thuras Fada Part VI

An Thuras Fada Part VI – Chapter VI of Tony Kennedy’s ‘An Thuras Fada’ now online. This insightful piece of Dublin life perfectly illustrates that Ireland has some wonderful young talent!  Other Chapters available here: V,  IV,  III,   II,   I Despite the fact that Mikey absolutely wanted... 

An Thuras Fada Part V

An Thuras Fada Part V – Chapter V of Tony Kennedy’s ‘An Thuras Fada’ now online. This insightful piece of Dublin life perfectly illustrates that Ireland has some wonderful young talent!  Other Chapters available here: IV,  III,   II,   I   Mikey was lying on his prison... 

An Turas Fada Part IV

Walking towards Mikey was Peter Whelan, known as “Peanuts” to those familiar with him. He cut a striking image. He had a shock of blond hair that was always cropped tight, and a perma stubble that at one stage must have been by design, but now is nothing but a testament to self neglect. He stood... 

An Turas Fada Part III

Mikey walked back toward the canal, choosing an area with overgrown greenery that lacked the beauty of most plants but which Mikey found soothing. He found himself giving up searching for a bench and decided to sit on a patch of dry weedgrass. Mikey liked the canal. He seen the mix between nature and... 

An Turas Fada – Part II

An Thuras Fada Part 2 – Tony Kennedy’s re-imagining of Ulysses continues as Mickey continues his long journey For Part One Click Here Mikey heard the bell strike ten as he left the block after ensuring that the coast was clear. Ebullient on painkillers and power, Mikey had something of a... 

An Turas Fada – Part I

An Turas Fada – Tony Kennedy re-adapts the classic tale of The Odyssey in through Irish Joycean tradition.  This is the first chapter of Mikey’s Long Journey Mikey opened one eye first as he slowly emerged from the temporary solace of sleep. His arm reaches towards the old kitchen chair... 

Fighting Back – A man who fought his addictions

Fighting Back – A man who fought his addictions – The story of an alcoholic who fought through his addiction to become a MMA fighter.  His toughest battles were by far outside the octagon  When one thinks of addiction and young people, they are usually thinking of drugs such as heroin.... 

Interview With An Autism Ireland Volunteer

While much of the recent media coverage surrounding charities in Ireland focuses on controversies, it is important to remember that beyond any such controversies are the tireless efforts of volunteers on the ground. People who happily give their valuable time over to improve the lives of others. As... 

Congratulations to the Fountain Youth Project!

Our Fountain Youth Project has just won the X Hale short movie contest. X-HALE is an initiative of the Irish Cancer Society that aims to prevent young people from smoking.  Read More »

Pearse Lyons’ Distillery Hosts Opening Night

Pearse and Deirdre Lyons held four opening nights the weekend of the 21st of July 2017. Guests were brought into the new museum (left of the former Church Of Ireland now Distillery) where they were treated to a 20 minute movie recanting the history of the Liberties and Lyons personal attachment to the... 

Washington, D.C. Saturday 21st of January 2017

Washington, D.C. Saturday 23rd of January 2017 Meeting up with friends I was going to the Women’s March with proved a little more awkward than expected. There was a queue of 20 minutes to get a Metro ticket but once purchased long Metro trains were arriving every 1 – 3 minutes. I had to coordinate... 

Fountain Summer Project Video

Watch the video below! Footage from The Fountain Youth, Basin Street, Busy Bees and Marrowbone Lane Youth Projects with thanks to John Shaw Wendy McGrath Tanya O Neill Annemarie O’ Dwyer Patrica Richards Margaret Sands Nuri Tardio Emer Whelan Clare Geraghty Annemarie Buckley Darren Dempsey Alan Finn Brendan... 

“Rising in the Union!”

Fountain Resource Group and St James’ Church Presents                                                                                                                   “Rising in the Union!”   Exhibition starts April 1st... 

Kitten Doll Retro Shop Review

Kitten Doll Retro Shop Review Vintage is the word these days. Recently, while walking down Thomas Street here in our wonderful Dublin 8, I happened upon a shop called “Kitten Doll”. It breathes all things Vintage, including Men & Women’s clothes, household accessories, ceiling light fittings,... 

Plans That Never Were & Plans That Are

Plans That Never Were & Plans That Are The Irish Government, MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) and MediaLab Europe were the bodies back in 1999 who came together to initiate the Digital Hub Project. This was to be put in place as part of the Local Area Plan (LAP) for the regeneration of... 

Equivox Training

Trading as LIR Training 11 Meath Street, Dublin 8. Equivox Training Programme provides training programmes to complement the work of the Community, Voluntary and Statutory Organisations: We are offering the following courses: Special Needs Assisting FETAC Level 6                                                                  ... 

James’ Children Hospital the Plans, the Politics

Rainbow Garden Childrens Hospital James’ Children Hospital the Plans, the Politics – In this expose, Dave Carr outlines the plans for the new hospital and how the locals are reacting For a long time now, the planned – for new children’s hospital had appeared to slip to the back of... 

50 Years a Priest, 50 Years a Community Legend

50 Years a Priest, 50 Years a Community Legend Today Fr Thomas “Tommy” Murphy celebrated his golden jubilee in St James’ Church in a ceremony presided over by Bishop Eamonn Walsh and past moderators and priests of the church (including, Fr Denis Laverty, Fr Ivan Tonge and Fr Jimmy Mc Partland). ... 

Paul Mc Garry Charity Cup for Baby Peter Duffy

PAUL MC GARRY MEMORIAL CHARITY CUP IN AID OF BABY PETER COLLINS DUFFY @ TRANSPORT CLUB CRUMLIN – JUST 1 WEEK TO GO!! It’s just gone 5 O’Clock and this time next week we’ll have just launched the Paul McGarry Cup 2015 kicking off the Men’s match representing Bakers versus... 

Big Plans For Kilmainham Courthouse

Big Plans For Kilmainham Courthouse The Kilmainham Courthouse, located on Inchicore Road as become part of the Kilmainham Gaol in a redevelopment that is sure to increase tourist footfall to the area.  As a Courthouse it was active from the period 1820 to 2008. In July 2008, it closed its doors and... 
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