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Love/Hate Stars & Superquinn Support St. Patrick’s Hospital

Kilmainham Superquinn held a Christmas Evening at their Heuston South Quarter store last Friday, the 13th of December, and Alan Finn and I popped along to see what all the commotion was about! Ultimate Chocolate Biscuit Cake!Two Love/Hate stars – Stephen O’Brien and Aaron Heffernan –... 

The Irish On YouTube – Top 10 Trending Videos of 2013

Below is the Top 10 Trending Videos on YouTube during 2013, for the Irish audience. The video sharing website releases this chart each year, and it includes videos which have been shared on external websites, and have been viewed by a significant number of people on those external websites aswell as... 

Local Man Wins Photo Competition For Calender

A local man’s photo was chosen to be included on the 2014 Trident Holiday Homes calender. David Soanes, from right here in Dublin 8, is a photographer who has had exhibitions of his cityscapes in the likes of the Pearse Library on Pearse Street, the Central Library in Tallaght and the Ilac Centre... 

Sweeney’s Pop-Up Christmassy Market, Dame St. (Dec 20-22)

If you are into arts and crafts or homemade food, then there is an exciting event happening just down the road from us, from Friday December the 20th. Sweeney’s Bar on Dame Street are holding a 3 day Pop-Up Christmassy Market, and they have assembled some of the finest handmade arts, crafts and... 

Candlelight Christmas Carol Service @ St Catherines (Dec 22)

There is to be a candlelight service on the Sunday before Christmas at St. Catherines Church, which is located on Thomas Street here in Dublin 8. The service will be held at 7pm on Sunday the 22nd of December at the church, which is at the Bridgefoot Street Junction on Thomas Street. And there will... 

Handy Household Tips: Remove Gum, Ink & Grease From Clothes

Remove Chewing Gum from Clothes To remove chewing gum from carpet or clothing, scrape off as much as possible with a blunt knife. Put two to three ice-cubes in a plastic bag and rub over spot until the gum freezes. Repeat as needed and remove gum. Remove Grease/Wax from Clothes To remove grease or wax... 

Is There A Santa Claus? (New York Sun, 1897)

This famous editorial first appeared in the New York Sun on September 21st, 1897. We take pleasure in answering at once and thus prominently the communication below, expressing at the same time our great gratification that its faithful author is numbered among the friends of The Sun. Dear Editor, I... 

Christmas Traditions & Lore

Christmas, more than any other festival, has more worldwide customs and traditions. Red Christmas Candles Long ago in Ireland, each household had a long, red Christmas candle burning in the window. This was to light the way for Mary and Joseph, on their journey to Bethlehem. Before the advent of supermarkets,... 

Christmas Shopping @ The Liberty Market, Meath Street

Myself and Alan Finn took a trip down to the Liberty Market on Meath Street to see what kind of fare one of our local markets has on offer for local shoppers this Christmas. We were met by the general manager, Michael FitzGerald, and a pretty packed market! We were there from about 11am for an hour... 

Gallery: Remember, Remember, The Snow In December?

We are in the process of going through the old articles from the old Fountain News digital newsletter, and the plan is to add every single one of them to the Newswire on this site. We are about a third of the way through that, and in the process, revisiting some interesting local articles. One of the... 

The North Coast & Malahide Castle Tour

It was the last Saturday of November, a cool crisp sunny day, when I arrived outside Dublin Bus office on O’Connell Street here in our wonderful city of Dublin. My day out would start at 11am when I, with about 40 other passengers, mostly tourists, boarded a double decker bus and left the city to... 

December/Christmas 2013 Events In Dublin For Parents & Kids

Loads of fab yuletide events on over December – Christmas story-telling, visiting Santa, making hand made Christmas gifts and artwork, carol singing, festivals, markets, fairs, pantos, puppet shows, movies, music. So there is plenty to keep your munchkins amused over the school holidays. Enjoy! UPDATED:... 

Half Price @ National Aquatic Centre For Temple Street (Dec 14)

There will be a discounted day of festivities at the National Aquatic Centre on December the 14th, and it looks like a really fantastic event for families to enjoy together. All proceeds from the event will go to a very worthy cause, Temple Street Children’s Hospital. The event – entitled... 

Frosty Feast Of Winter Tales @ Arthurs, Thomas Street (Dec 03)

Story-O, an ensemble of international storytellers, is hosting an evening of storytelling in Arthur’s Pub on Thomas Street in Dublin 8. The event takes place on Tuesday the 3rd of December, and admission is just €5/€4. There will be storytellers from four different countries sharing wintry... 

Cooking In The Fountain – Chilli Con Carne

Chilli Con Carne recipe – Our guide to making homemade chilli con carne! INGREDIENTS 1 Large Onion, chopped 2 Cloves of Garlic, crushed 125g/4oz. Bacon Slices, chopped 1 lb. Minced Beef 1 400g /14oz Can of Tomatoes 1 400g/14oz. Can of Red Kidney Beans, drained I tablespoon of Mild Chilli Powder METHOD Heat... 

Free Movie Making Workshop, Dublin 8 (Wednesdays)

The SWICN crew have come up with an excellent mini-course for locals who are interested in learning how to make movies. Starting on the 13th of November, the course will teach adults the basics in a range of aspects relating to creating digital films. You will learn about scriptwriting, story boarding,... 

November Events In Dublin For Parents & Kids

Wednesday 6th November * Parent and Toddler Morning, Dublin Zoo (11am-12pm) Thursday 7th November * Disney on Ice: Dare to Dream, Citywest Hotel (7pm) * Welcome Santa Parade, Dundrum Town Centre Friday 8th November * Disney on Ice: Dare to Dream, Citywest Hotel (7pm) Saturday 9th November * Disney... 

Cooking In The Fountain – Vanaigrette

Vanaigrette recipe – Our guide to making homemade vanaigrette! INGREDIENTS 220 ml White Wine Vinegar 500 ml Olive Oil 2 Tablespoons Ketchup 4 Cloves Garlic (Crushed) 2 Tablespoons Mustard 2 Tablespoons Soy Sauce 2 Tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce 3 Tablespoons Honey Salt and Pepper. METHOD Whisk... 

Our Youths Dress Up For Halloween Festivities On Basin St.

Here are some of pics from last Thursday’s Halloween party, which was held at the Fountain Youth Project on Basin Street, Dublin 8. They include scenes of face painting, our smokey haunted house and one of the youth workers dressed as Tigger. We began the afternoon with a face painting session... 

Cooking In The Fountain – Cupcakes

Cupcakes recipe – Our guide to baking homemade Cupcakes! INGREDIENTS 75g butter 125g Castor Sugar 2 Large Eggs 125g Flour 5ml of Baking Powder METHOD Cream butter and sugar together until fluffy. Gradually beat in eggs. Sift flour and baking powder together and fold this into butter. Spoon into... 
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