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Local Events for the Months Ahead

INTERNATIONAL EUCHARISTIC CONGRESS 2012 – PILGRIM WALK 2nd JUNE TO 16th JUNE Come and visit Seven of the Oldest Churches in the City Of Dublin: St. Ann’s, Dawson Street Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Whitefriar Street John’s Lane, Thomas Street St. James’s, James’s street St. Mary of the Angels,... 

Cooking In The Fountain – Summer Pudding & Iced Strawberry Spritzers

SUMMER PUDDING INGREDIENTS: 8 oz. (225 g) Strawberries 1 lb. (450 g) Raspberries 4 oz. (110 g) Blackcurrants 5 oz. (150 g) Caster Sugar 7 – 8 Slices of White Bread You will need a 1 ½ Pint (850 ml) Pudding Bowl, lightly greased. METHOD: Remove all stalks from fruit and rinse strawberries and blackcurrants.... 

Dublin Zoo

To tie in with the ‘Footsteps In Time’ article about the Phoenix Park in this edition, we thought might take a little visit to the zoo. You may recall the weather I mean the really hot weather we had at the end of May this year, On Friday 25th May I took myself to the Zoo paid the entrance... 

Honey Homemade Facial Masks

Honey has been used for thousands of year and many people use it as part of their daily skin care routine. Honey is a natural moisturiser packed with anti-oxidants. It’s no wonder Cleopatra used honey in her baths to maintain her healthy glow! For dry skin Ingredients: 2 tablespoons of avocado flesh 2... 

One Person’s Trash is Another Person’s Treasure

Often people are put off by the thoughts of charity shopping, but in the times of a recession, charity shopping is set to be the next big thing in fashion. With the craze surrounding vintage clothing and one of a kind piece’s, no wonder second-hand shopping is becoming increasingly popular. Getting... 

The Phoenix Park

Everyone as a child has fond memories of having a good time in the Phoenix Park with their family. When I was a child my da used to bring myself and my brother to this place and we would spend hours running up the steps at the Monument. How could such a wonderful park be in the middle of Dublin? How... 

Christmas Eve Revisited

Last Christmas (and no I’m not about to break into song) was magical. A lot of people complained about the absolute freezing temperatures but there was fun to be had if you looked for it. I did, along with my friend Jacky, despite the snow, slush, ice and freezing weather we still went out. Firstly,... 

Film Review – In Time

In Time (2011) Directed by Andrew Niccol Starring: Cillian Murphy, Justin Timberlake and Amanda Seyfried In Tme is a Sci-Fi with a social conscience or perhaps it’s a cynical attempt to exploit the growing discontent between the ‘haves’ and ‘have nots’ either way it’s entertaining. The premise... 

Can You Remember Your Favourite Christmas?

What was the best ever Christmas you have had? I mean your best either for Christmas gifts, memories with friends and family or even a good after work party. What was your best ever? Mine was when I was about 10 or 11, I and my brother got up Christmas morning to find both of us got cycles. Now believe... 

The Ghost Bus Tour

What can a person do on a Monday night in Dublin for under €30.00 and truly enjoy themselves? In fact what can a person do on any given night for the same price and again have a good time? Well I booked a ticket for the Dublin Ghost tour, I got my ticket that very same day and my ticket cost me €28.00.... 

Local Events

LEISURE Win a helicopter tour of Dublin! Share your experience of living, working or studying in Dublin. What do you consider great, or not so great, about Dublin? Register on www.yourdublinyourvoice.ie or call 01 2223999. PASSPORT FOR LEISURE If you are aged fifty – five or over, Dublin City Council... 

Pub Review – The Market Bar

As a connoisseur of the Dublin’s night life scene (only to provide you with the best facts of course) there is no bar in Dublin quite like the Market Bar. Located on the unfortunately now infamous Fade Street, the Market Bar resembles a train station of the 1940s, with its tall cavernous ceiling and... 

May Events

EUROPA LEAGUE TROPHY DISPLAY THE TROPHY AND OTHER UEFA MEMORABILIA WILL BE SHOWCASED AT THE CENTRAL LIBRARY, IILAC SHOPPING CENTRE, DURING LIBRARY OPENING HOURS FROM THE 9th MAY – 13th MAY 2011. MEMORY LANE RECOLLECTIONS OF DUBLIN IN THE ‘RARE OUL’ TIMES ON WEDNESDAY 11TH MAY 2011 at 6.30 p.m.... 

Dining Out @ RASA

We have discovered a truly authentic Indian restaurant, in the heart of Inchicore. Tucked in beside the Bank of Ireland, RASA, is a little gem and a must for all lovers of quality food. There is a diverse menu to choose from and each dish is created with loving care and tastes delicious. The host is... 

Cooking In The Fountain – All-Weather Barbecue Chicken & Chocolate Mousse

ALL-WEATHER BARBECUE CHICKEN Ingredients: 4 large chicken legs (with skin) 75ml (3 fluid oz.) tomato ketchup 15g (1/2 oz) soft brown sugar 3 tablespoons of clear honey Juice of half lemon 2 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed Method: Preheat oven to 200C or 400F(Gas mark 6) Cut through skin of each chicken... 

A Little Taste Of Chocolate

Cocoa powder is derived from the cacao plant, which is said to have originated from the Amazon region of South America. The cacao plant was revered by Mayan civilisation and was used in rituals celebrating life. The word cacao means ‘God Food’. Chocolate was sometimes mixed with flowers and thickened... 

Pub Review – The Cobblestone

The Cobblestone pub is located at the top of Smithfield square on King St. A quaint and unassuming front greets the visitor that suggests a different experience than the one waiting inside. The Cobblestone is one of those funny little pubs that resides in the city centre yet has all the musty-ness,... 

TV Delights – X-Factor

A return trip to Lapland? €550. The average bail-out fund? €80 billion. The look on Simon Cowell’s face when ‘One Direction’ failed to make it into the final two on The X-Factor? Priceless. But for any eagle eyed viewers the suspicion that, regardless of who won X-Factor, ‘One Direction’... 

Things To Do During This December

December is a very expensive time of year. You need cash and plenty of it to dress your kids, get them gifts, the Christmas shopping, its just money, money and more money. If you have the time this Christmas Eve and you live beside the city or have access to a car or the Luas take a walk around Grafton... 

The 12 Saves Of Christmas

This week I bring you the 12 Saves of Christmas- where to get the cheapest games, toys, electronics, books, Ipods- as well as other tricks and tips for saving money this Christmas. It’s all about getting the most for the money you have… 1. Get a Pre-Paid Credit Card • Avoid the €30 stamp duty... 
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