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Plans for Newmarket Square – Massive Changes!

  Four developments have applied for planning permission to start on some massive changes to Newmarket Square area in Dublin 8. In the beginning of July planning permission was lodged with Dublin City Council Planning for two large and one massive sites on Newmarket Square. All three of these applications... 

The Liberties Awards 2017

The inaugural Liberties Awards are to celebrate the diverse community in which we live and work. This years awards will focus on 4 categories and if successful we will expand these next year. The categories are as follows: Person of the Year, Charitable Organisation of the Year, New Businessof the Year,... 

Spirit Of Dublin Summer Craft Fair

On Saturday July the 8th, a host of Irelands most exciting artisan producers will once again return to The Teeling Whiskey Distillery for the ‘Spirit of Dublin Summer Craft Fair’ . The event will run from 10am-5.30pm and is free of charge for all attendees. 36 of Ireland’s finest food... 

Liberties Festival Presents: A Night At The Opera!

Liberties Festival presents A Night at the Opera. This Years event will feature Opera in The Open & Special Guests performing In The Courtyard of St. Audoen’s Roman Catholic Church. Experience Your Favourite Opera Classics Amidst Dublin City’s Urban Soundscape. This spectacular and Unique... 

Fayre In The Square

The Launch of Fayre in the Square will be taking place on Tuesday the 27th June. The market promises to to offer lots of delicious foods from paella to sushi. The market takes place in the CEO square outside the main hospital concourse from 11am until 3pm. Everyone is welcome and St. Jame’s Hospital... 

Liberties Festival 2017

The Liberties Festival is one of Ireland’s oldest and longest running festivals. From modest beginnings in 1969 to snagging Festival of the year at the LAMA national community and council awards 2016. For many the Liberties Festival has become a highlight of the summer in Dublin with a series... 

Bridgefoot Street Park Workshop

The Bridgefoot Street Park Workshop will be taking place on the 15th June at St Catherines Church, Thomas Street from 11am – 12.30pm or 6.30pm – 8.00pm. The Bridgefoot Park Community Campaign has been working since 2015 to build awareness of the Bridgefoot Street site as a neighborhood park... 

The Roe & Co. Distillery

If you’re ever in London and have an interest in modern art, the Tate Modern will be one of the first stops on your itinerary. The gallery is housed in the former Bankside power station, which was finally completed in 1963. It’s an imposing and overtly industrial structure that dominates the skyline.... 

James Street Aparthotel Development

Another Aparthotel Proposal – for James Street this Time! Just as the plans for the conversion of the Tivoli Theatre site to Aparthotel was refused by Dublin City Council (builders have one month to appeal), an application was made for the building of similar units in James Street. Permission... 

St James’ Brass Band Break Guinness World Record

St James’ Brass Band Break Guinness World Record John Gannon aged 99 years young last Saturday 27th May has received an official Certificate from the Guinness World Records for being a registered member of St James’s Brass and Reed Band since 22nd March 1936, taking his continuous active service... 

Liberties Snapped

This year The Liberties Festival are giving all you budding mobilephone photographers a chance to have your work exhibited at our annual photography exhibition on 17th July 2017. Distinguised street photographer Tim Bingham will host two free mobilep hone photography workshops that will culminate at... 

Dublin Street Feast 2017

Street Feast is a day of local lunches across Ireland on the 11th June, hosted by you and your neighbours. They can be anywhere really- out on the street, in a local park or in your front garden. There are lots of good reasons to have a Street Feast, but its really just a great excuse to eat great food,... 

Save Kilmainham Mill Campaign Fundraising Bash

Thursday 25th May 7.30pm – 10.30pm Save Kilmainham Mill Campaign Fundraising Bash, Patriots Inn, Kilmainham Kilmainham Mill is a unique, important and beautiful heritage site. We are fighting to have our say in its future use; once lost we can never get it back! It should be purchased by DCC and... 

PlayBack Theatre at St.Pat’s

This May the first Green Ribbon Month will take place nationwide with 500,000 green ribbons being distributed across the island. The Campaign is being organised by See Change, the National Stigma Reduction Partnership and 90 other partner organisations. Green Ribbon Month will be about bringing awareness... 

Foundations To Be Laid For The New Children’s Hospital

Dublin, April 26th, 2017: The National Paediatric Development Board (NPHDB) and the Children’s Hospital Group Board (CHGB) today warmly welcomed the announcement by the Minister for Health Simon Harris TD that Government has approved the construction investment decision for the building of the new... 

Careers Day At National Children’s Hospital

It was precisely a year ago that An Bord Pleanála gave the National Children’s Hospital permission to go ahead with the new planned hospital. The hospital is for some something they have been looking forward to for a long time, but some it caused much anxiety. The good news is that it will go... 

Women’s Mini Marathon

The Vhi Womens Mini Marathon will be taking place on the 5th May. The Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon is the biggest all women’s event of its kind in the world. It has grown from its beginnings in 1983 with almost 9,000 participants to a staggering 41,006 women participating in 2014. Since 1983... 

Exciting career options at the new children’s hospital showcased

Exciting career options at the new children’s hospital showcased as part of Engineers Week Hundreds of students and unemployed attend Engineers Week ‘Careers Day’ hosted by NPHDB More than 300 Dublin 8 & Dublin 12 secondary school students and unemployed young people are attending an interactive... 

Minister visited the Offices of Children’s Hospital Group

Minister for Children Katherine Zappone TD visited the offices of the Children’s Hospital Group and the National Paediatric Hospital Development Board this week to learn about the state-of the-art new children’s hospital which open on the campus shared with St James’s Hospital in 2021 and the new... 

Dublin 8 – The Community Allotment Centre

This is the time of year that tulips and daffodils are showing up in the shops and many of us start thinking about planting and growing our own. Us city dwellers don’t always have the garden space (or any growing space) to grow much, which is where allotments come in. When unused land is turned over... 
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