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Starz Ireland Grand Final To Be Held On October 19th

On Saturday 14th September, 36 Acts battled their way through the Starz’s Music competition at the Vanilla night club in Donnybrook here in our wonderful city of Dublin. 26 of the 36 acts bagged themselves a place in the final which will be held Saturday 19th October in Liberty Hall, Eden Quay here... 

Car Boot Sales Guide For Dublin, Ireland

Car boot sales are becoming popular and it’s a fun way to make some money and get rid of any old tat lying around your house. Not only is it a great source of superb bargains, it’s also a fun way to socialise and meet new people. Take advantage of this and get down to a car boot sale and start making... 

The Klares: Getting Ready To Rock The Globe

With the sun gently shining on the calm blue sea, one could easily think they were on a island of the coast of Mexico or Spain, but no, we were in Blackrock, Dublin. I went to meet Blackrock’s coolest new group, The Klares, who have a lot going on for them right now. I went out to meet this unque... 

Real Gone Kid: Deacon Blue @ The Olympia

It was another great night on Wednesday the 18th September when Deacon Blue, the great group from Scotland, played to a packed house at the Olympia Theatre here in our wonderful city of Dublin. This gig was just brilliant and it ticked all the boxes for me. Ricky and the other five piece group –... 

Eyes To The Skies: The Dublin FlightFest

All eyes were to the sky on Sunday 15th September as up to 100,000 people flocked in to our wonderful city of Dublin to witness what had to be one of the best air shows not only in Ireland, but possibly Europe. You could not get an empty spot beside the Liffey as thousands upon thousands of people queued... 

Music Video Shot In Fatima & St Theresas Gardens

A young singer from the area – Yazz aka Top-Notch – has filmed a music video here locally. Scenes were shot in Fatima (beside the F2 Centre), St. Theresa’s Gardens (directly outside Donore Avenue boxing club), outside Dublin Castle and along the canal in Drimnagh. There was even some... 

Dublin Bikes Expands Into Dublin 8

Click on the above local Dublin 8 map to view it in a larger size, or click here for the full map of Dublin. The Dublin Bikes scheme is to be expanded into our local area, with new stations being opened up from the Docklands in the East, to Heuston station in the West of the city. There will be stations... 

Dublin Squares Conference/Open Day – Sept 13th/14th

The Dublin Civic Trust is celebrating the heritage of Dublin’s Squares by hosting a Dublin Square Conference on Friday September the 13th, and a Dublin Garden Square Day on Saturday the 14th of September. DOWNLOAD PROGRAMMES OF EVENTS: Dublin Squares Conference 2013 (Sept 13th) Dublin Garden Squares... 

Up Close & Personal With ‘THE HIT’ Finalist, Alice Lynskey

A little over four weeks ago, RTE unveiled a new musical reality show with a difference. Called “The Hit”, it gives up and coming songwriters the chance to have their original songs recorded and released by established Irish artists from differing music genres. Each week six songwriters pitch their... 

Cooking In The Fountain – Barbecued Ribs & Creamy French Dressing

Hopefully, we will have some more lazy, sunny days before summer ends. A barbecue is a perfect way to spend a warm afternoon. If the day is wet the meat can be cooked indoors, in an oven. Barbecued Ribs Ingredients: 800 gr. Pork Ribs 1 Cup of chopped Onions 3 Cloves of Garlic (Crushed) I Tablespoon... 

Dublin Girl’s Track From THE HIT Makes TOP 10

Dublin native, Alice Lynskey, is making some impressive waves on The Hit tv show, on RTE for her songwriting skills. Her song was chosen as the track that legendary Irish rock outfit, The Stunning, recorded and released. Alice’s track, entitled ‘Run and Hide’, is doing very well in... 

Local Hip Hop Artists Put On Motor Neurone Benefit Night

A group of Hip Hop artists from our local area have come together to put on a benefit night for the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association (IMNDA). Organised by Joe Wrenn aka Explosive Joseph Wrenn, the gig takes place tomorrow night at Sweeneys Bar on Dame Street, with doors opening at 8pm. The admission... 

Dublin Tenement Experience & Museum – Living The Lockout

In 1913 a man by the name of Jim Larkin was appalled by the way some employees were treating the men, so he urged those workers to strike. This strike went on for nearly 6 months, and it had a huge knock on effect for the workers, who had their wages suddenly stopped. There where public meetings, riots... 

Kids Summer Cooking Programme – ALL Local Children Are Welcome!

Our youth project is running a cookery programme for the Summer, and places are available for any kids from the local area. Please contact Paul McDonald (087 328 3245) or Nicola Mc Gee (087 418 9541) to book your place! Here are some photos of the youths making tasty chicken fajitas and rice crispie... 

Atomic, When Blondie Called By (Review/Pics from Olympia Gig)

What were you doing on Tuesday 25th June from 8pm? Well I was in the Olympia with a sell out crowd to welcome Blondie back to Dublin, aka Debbie Harry and her crew. She came on stage at 9pm and straight in to her tune which was covered recently by 1 Direction, “One Way or Another”. Debbie... 

Bigger, Flatter, Badder, But Have Apple Gone Too Far With Their Redesigned OS?

Having been quiet for the first six months of the year, the Apple marketing machine has finally cranked into full gear. On Monday June 10th, Apple CEO, Tim Cook, took to the stage of San Diego’s Moscone Centre for his company’s annual World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC). The WWDC is... 

Pieta House Video Shoot – Local Rappers Highlight The Issue Of Suicide

On Thursday the 23rd of May at 5.30 pm I along with two friends met a local Rap artist by the name of Paul Tall Order Ritchie at Greenfort Shopping Centre. The reason for our arrangement was Paul Tall along with some of his friends where doing a video shoot for a song he wrote titled (entitled ‘Here... 

Local Girl Hits The Right Notes!

Yazz was recently snapped with Kasey one of the girls from the Irish pop group, Wonderland, who Yazz hopes to get a chance to work with, if she does well in the final. Local girl Arezu Tabarsi (aka Yazz) has been hitting the right notes recently since she entered a competition hosted by the Starz music... 

Cooking In The Fountain – Spaghetti Carbonara & Rocky Road Dessert

SPAGHETTI CARBONARA Ingredients: 265 gr/ 9 oz. Lean Bacon 125gr/4 oz. Parmesan Cheese 2 Eggs, beaten 50 ml/2 fl. oz. Double Cream ½ kg/1 lb. Spaghetti Salt, Pepper and a knob of butter. Method: Boil the spaghetti in salted water for approximately 9 minutes or until cooked. Chop up bacon/rasher and... 

Festivals Taking Place This Summer in Dublin

Going to festivals every summer is a tradition for many people but unfortunately many can come with a hefty price tag. Here I have gathered some of the best festivals taking place across Dublin this summer, which I promise won’t break the bank! Beatles Festival When: 13th – 15th July Where: Temple... 
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