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Christmas Market Coming To St James Parochial Hall

Christmas Market Coming To St James Parochial Hall Open on November 9th and 10th, 16th and 17th, 23rd and 24th, November 30th and December 1st from 11 am to 5.30 pm.  Read More »

New Park Planned for Bridgefoot Street.

New Park Planned for Bridgefoot Street – Tony Kennedy updates on the development of the Bridgefoot Street Park As part of the Liberties Greening Strategy, work on a new park at in Bridgefoot street is set to get underway. The current vacant site at the end of the street is the area in which the... 

Revised Grand Canal Basin Plans 2019

Revised Grand Canal Basin Plans 2019 – Ross Murray explains the new large scale build in Basin Lane.  This will be one that changes the landscape of the area very notably.   Atlas GP applied in July 2019 for planning permission to build 550 Build to Rent Residential units over five blocks ranging... 

Halloween Events Guide Dublin

Halloween Events Guide. It’s time to brush on the cobwebs and celebrate all things spooky with this handy events guide to keep all you skeletonmen and ghoulies entertained this Halloween. Scare D8 First off in our spooktacular itinerary is Scare D8 a new community Halloween festival based... 

Bomb Disposal Team Called to Christchurch Cathedral

Bomb Disposal Team Called to Christchurch Cathedral At around 1pm on Monday afternoon (21/10/19) a loud bang was heard coming from a bin on Christchurch Place, right next to the cathedral. Gardaí were alerted and the incident was treated asa potential explosive threat. The area was evacuated and the... 

Secret Street Tours

Secret Street Tours – In this article, Shane Adlum interviews Tom Austin who has organised the new Secret Street Tours of Dublin There are many different ways to see the sights and tourist attractions of Dublin. Any bus, cycle or walking tour will show you the usual historical buildings, statues... 

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... 
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