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Teeling Whiskey Revival

Teeling Whiskey Revival Teeling Whiskey’s Distillery opened earlier this year since it was first founded by Walter Teeling in 1782. The Teeling’s has brought out a limited edition 15 Year Old Single Malt to celebrate their come back after 125 years. This limited edition Irish whiskey is called The... 

Lord Mayor’s 5 Alive Challenge 2016

Lord Mayor’s 5 Alive Challenge 2016 As the show states, “Winter is Coming” and for most of us it is the time of the year that we eat more to keep ourselves warm and our willingness to go for walks and get the exercise we need is sometimes something we end up neglecting. Keeping fit all... 

Report claims positive impact for new Hospital

  EY Report sets out a roadmap for ‘Harnessing the Potential’ from the new children’s hospital Dublin, November 10th, 2015; An independent report by EY (Ernst Young), published today, outlines opportunities that would be created for residents and businesses in Dublin 8 (and parts of Dublin... 

Digital Hub to Open Doors to Homeless

Digital Hub to Open Doors to Homeless The Digital hub is set to open its gates to the homeless. This coming winter, former industrial premises just off Thomas Street will be acting as a nightly refuge for as many as 100 rough sleepers. The empty building is being made available on a temporary basis to... 

“A People’s Park” The Cork Street Campaign

“A People’s Park” The Cork Street Campaign If we’re in luck and we have a summer this coming year and a last few pieces fall into place, the people of this city will be able to slip off their shoes and walk on the grass of what was once Chamber street flats on Cork Street. This is... 

Statement Regarding the Bonfire on Thursday Night

Statement Regarding the Bonfire on Thursday Night We at the Fountain Resource Group would like to share our dismay at the actions of some of the young people from the area who attacked fire services as they attempted to put out the bonfire on Thursday evening.   We would like to say that it was a... 

We Need Your 1916 Family Stories & Memorabilia

We Need Your 1916 Family Stories & Memorabilia The Fountain Resource Group needs your help for our local area’s 1916 Centenary Celebrations.  We hope to host an exhibition telling the story of the Easter Rising in our area.  Basically, we are looking for any folk story, account or materials... 

Four New Companies Join The Digital Hub

Four New Companies Join The Digital Hub The Digital Hub is now home to four new companies who has joined the nearly 90 other companies in the technology based cluster. This year only saw 13 other companies join the team at Digital Hub and The Grainstore has also opened its newly refurbished doors. The... 

IRISH WATER RETURNS TO DUBLIN 8

IRISH WATER RETURNS TO DUBLIN 8 Irish water has returned to Dublin city 8 for the first time in half a year. Meter installers hit Altram Court in Inchicore on Thursday morning. The meter crew, Kelly’s contractors, appear to have completed much of their work, holes were dug and barriers erected, but... 

Budget 2015

Budget 2015 It’s been hailed by certain sections of the media as a giveaway budget, and it’s no coincidence that this ‘giveaway’ budget is the last one before the general election. The Fine Gael Labour coalition government say that it’s business as usual, keeping one eye on expenditure while... 

Plans That Never Were & Plans That Are

Plans That Never Were & Plans That Are The Irish Government, MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) and MediaLab Europe were the bodies back in 1999 who came together to initiate the Digital Hub Project. This was to be put in place as part of the Local Area Plan (LAP) for the regeneration of... 

Kilmainham Celebrating Our Past

Kilmainham Celebrating Our Past Though this news is somewhat late (I was caught napping), it should not go without some attention. The team at the High Road and Kilmainham Lane Residents Association have renovated the former side address to Kilmainham Mill.  The mill has a history going back several... 

Lots Happening At St Patrick’s University Hospital

Lots Happening At St Patrick’s University Hospital There was a lot happening at St Patrick’s University Hospital (SPUH) this past week. “Walk In My Shoes” Radio studio was built; ready for its first broadcast this week. For those who have not heard the exciting news yet, “Walk In My Shoes”... 

Symphony of the Soil Film Hosted by Disireland

Disireland are an organisation that specialises in community based horticulture, bee keeping, inner city green space renewal, they are a very interesting non-for profit with some huge ideas please read more here Symphony of the Soil Film Hosted by Disireland Desireland, the producers of Spuds are hosting... 

The Bull Ring Market gets Revamped!

The Bull Ring Market gets Revamped! Building work on Meath Street is nearing completion and is set to turn what was once the old Bull ring, through a massive refurbishment, into a brand new market. The facade of the aged building is to get a total facelift and the whole ground level will include a market... 

Teelings Goes Green

Teelings Goes Green In June, the whiskey distillery opened its doors after months of renovating and building. Teeling’s Whiskey is the first distillery in Dublin to open its doors in over 125 years. The Teeling family first set up their small craft distillery the Liberties back in 1782 owned by... 

Designblok Showcase at Teeling Whiskey Distillery

Designblok Showcase at Teeling Whiskey Distillery An exhibition at the Teeling Whiskey Distillery is now open to the public called the “Designblok Showcase”, an art collection to be showcased for two weeks. The selection of art pieces has been designed by Czech producers and manufacturers and inspired... 

Fountain Resource Group Launches New Senior Citizens Service

Fountain Resource Group Launches New Senior Citizens Service The Fountain Resource Senior Citizens Group has reopened! The group met up at St James Parish hall last Thursday to trash out the coming season’s activities. The local crowd of about thirty expressed an interest in card games and “Card... 

Dublin 8’s Age Friendly City In Progress

Dublin 8’s Age Friendly City In Progress Life becomes more challenging once we get older, we physically stiffen up and become a little less mobile than we were in youth. For example, an outing to the shops can become a burdensome and difficult excursion. The Dublin City Age Friendly Strategy 2014-2019... 

Anything Goes Exhibition 2015

Anything Goes Exhibition 2015 It is that time of the year when St Patrick’s University Hospital (SPUH) has now opened entries for the “Anything Goes” Exhibition 2015 again. This will only be and exhibition and not a competition, so all the more reason to relax and get your piece of art to the... 
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