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The Continuous Development of Dublin 8

Guinness Brewery’s proposed development The Continuous Development of Dublin 8 – In this article, Shane Adlum rounds up all the major developments happening in the coming years to Dublin 8  The population of Dublin 8 will significantly increase in the next few years with several high-profile... 

Repairing The Grand Canal

(The Collapsed section of the canal bank) Repairing The Grand Canal – In this article, Ross Murray reports on the repair work on the Grand Canal at the Suir Road The Grand Canal between Suir Road and Goldenbridge was recently drained of water due to a sewer fault. On Sunday 21st of July, a short... 

Jamestown Court Refurbishment

Jamestown Court Refurbishment A regeneration of Jamestown Court in Inchicore began in earnest this month. The charity ALONE, which caters for elderly people, have commenced refurbishment of block A which will provide 12 new one bedroom flats. Work on this section of the development is expected to be... 

The Liberties Mourn the Death of Legend Brendan Grace

The Liberties Mourn the Death of Legend Brendan Grace There were sad scenes mixed with pride this week as comedian Brendan Grace (68) was laid to rest after losing his battle with lung cancer. Thousands of people attended the July 15th funeral in St. Nicholas of Myra church, and also lined the streets... 

Player Wills Factory Open Day

Player Wills Factory Open Day Two open days are to be held at the site of the former Player Wills factory and the Bailey Gibson industrial premises. Invitations have been sent out to locals, community groups and sports clubs, but all are welcome to stop by and have a look around. The building on the... 

Raising a glass to the newest distillery in Dublin 8

Raising a glass to the newest distillery in Dublin 8 – Shane Adlum informs of the return of and beginning of, the new Roe’s Distillery Roe & Co is the latest distillery to open its doors in Dublin 8. Diageo exited the Irish whiskey market a few years ago when they sold the Bushmills... 

In Memory of Fr Tommy Murphy

In Memory of Fr Tommy Murphy It was heavy heart that we must report the passing of former St James Church Moderator and priest Fr Tommy Murphy. We will write a fitting tribute shortly but for now his funeral details are provide below.   (taken from www.rip.ie) Murphy, Very Rev. Fr. Thomas (Whitehall,... 

New ‘Visitor Experience’ Proposed for the Phoenix Park

New ‘Visitor Experience’ Proposed for the Phoenix Park There’s talk of big plans to improve the Phoenix Park for visitors. The Office of Public Works (OPW) has put forward a total of 29 separate proposals to make the park more visitor friendly for both locals and tourists. But these proposed... 

Reed all about it: the story of Ireland’s oldest band

Reed all about it: the story of Ireland’s oldest band – In this article, Shane Adlum delves into the history of Ireland’s oldest brass and reed band. A history that mirrored the country and city that gave birth to it. Ireland has an incredible and unique musical history. From traditional... 

Shine A Light Friday 21st June

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The Dublin Flea Market Returns

The Dublin Flea Market Returns Fans of antiques, vinyl records, books, vintage clothing and furniture rejoice, the Dublin Flea Market is finally returning. After a long hiatus they have finally found a new home. Last year the Dublin Flea Market, along with several other markets, fell victim to the constant... 

The End of the Tivoli Theatre

The End of the Tivoli Theatre  – In this article photographer Stephen Davis chronicles the demolition of one Dublin’s best loved theatres.  This time it was a bulldozer behind you.   The Tivoli Theatre is no more, its stage lights never to shine again. No more the strum of... 

St Patrick’s Day 2019 in Dublin

St Patrick’s Day 2019 in Dublin – Stephen Davis takes some beautiful shots of the parade in Dublin!                              Read More »

St Patrick’s Day 2019

St Patrick’s Day 2019 It’s the time of the year to don the Shamrock,get out the flags,paint the town green and celebrate Ireland’s favourite reptile eradicator. Apparently St Patrick’s day is a week long affair these days. I remember when is was a Bord na Mona float pulled by... 

Kilmainham Mill Part 2: Looking To The Future

Kilmainham Mill Part 2: Looking To The Future – In this part of my interview with Maurice Coen we discuss the current state of the mill, what work needs to be done and what the future holds for the former flour mill. Part 1 of this article viewable here The mill has been saved from developers... 

Kilmainham Mill Part 1: Saving The Mill

Kilmainham mill, Part 1: Saving the mill – In the first part of two, Shane Adlum interviews Maurice Coen about the history of the ‘save Kilmainham Mill’ Campaign (inc new shots from inside the mill) Part 2 viewable here In recent years Kilmainham mill has become run down and is in... 

County Council to Spend Big on Street Lighting

County Council to Spend Big on Street Lighting – Did you know that each area of Dublin has its own unique style of street lamp?  Stephen Davis photographs some example ahead of news that the DCC is spending big to bring the city back in line with its Georgian past. Dublin City Council is to... 

Residents Protest Against New Eight-Storey Hotel

Residents Protest Against New Eight Storey Hotel – In this article, Shane Adlum investigates the new hotel development at the back of the Vicar Street Venue Complex and residents reaction to development Last month planning permission was granted to Mr Harry Crosbie to build a new 4 star hotel... 

Job Path on the Ropes

Job Path on the Ropes – Eoghan Brunkard explains why Job Path maybe on its way out the door. In late 2016, myself and Cian O Flattery set out to lobby on behalf of Community Employment Schemes and participants across the State. We quickly formed a lobby group with initially ten other C.E.... 

Development Work in Dublin 8 Update

Development Work in Dublin 8 Update – In this article, Ross Murray updates us on the building work at Dean Street, Weaver Square Allotments, Newmarket Square, Teresa’s Gardens and the Donnelly Centre  Last year we ran a couple of articles on the development work being done on Cork Street.... 
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