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Dublin City Block Party

This August Bank Holiday the very first annual Dublin City Block Party takes over Dublin 8. From the folk behind Archetype, Bodytonic and Hidden Agenda, this day long party at the Tivoli Grounds is a fusion of great music, street food, craft ales, cocktails, games & boogie fancy dress theme across... 

Busy Bees All The Way!

A recent addition to the ever growing list of community services that the Fountain Resource Group provides to the South West Inner City, Busy Bees youth project was established in late September 2013.  The youth project, which utilises state of the art facilities in a brand new building that bears... 

Dublin’s Greatest Film Festival!

What’s your favorite film about this wonderful city we call home? Well that’s the question that was asked by the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival to the people of our fair city this week. The winning film is to be shown this Saturday (26th of July)  at the Lighthouse Cinema in Smithfield... 

Dublin 8 Planning Updates – Week Starting 11/07/14 to 18/07/14

Credit to Property.ie  In this week’s planning proposals, permission is being sought for a small apartment development on New Row in Blackpitts.  There was one social housing exemption certificate granted this week.   AREA 2   COMMERCIAL: Area Area 2 – South Central Application... 

Irish Famine Memorial in James Street Hospital this Sunday

There is an event taking place at noon on Sunday the 27th July 2014, in what was the South Dublin Union now St James Hospital (near the LUAS stop). This will be the second Marker placement to remember, to give reverence and respect to the Famine Victims who died and are buried on the hospital grounds.... 

Bowled Over! James Bowls Team Liberties Champions!

  Last week I went along to meet some of the members of St James indoor Bowling Club, now for those of you out there (like me) that might be a bit confused, I’m not talking about ten pin bowling but the more reserved indoor bowls. When I got there I was greeted by four of its members Margret... 

One Parent Family Payment Changes

One Parent Family Payment Changes The One-Parent Family Payment is a means-tested payment, which is made to men or women who are caring for a child or children without the support of a partner and are under the age of a state pension entitlement. Changes in the guidelines for the One Parent Family Payment... 

What’s happening in the Fountain Youth?

I have always believed that the Fountain is like a big old Oak tree, which has several branches providing vital services to the Dublin 8 area, and beyond. Last week I headed around to the Fountain Youth Group Club which is housed in a building next to the St James’ Secondary school on Basin Lane.... 

Dublin 8 Planning Updates – Week Starting 30/06/14 to 11/07/14

Image credit to Hugh Blake This week’s planning proposals also contains the previous week’s covering the period of 30/06/14 to 11/07/14.  We apologise for the inconvenience of its absence last week.   Planning for the building that currently houses a rehearsal studio on James’ Street has... 

Liberties Fun Run for St. James’ Hospital Huge Success

Yesterday evening (Thursday 17th of July) a large number of people suffered through the intense sun and ran to raise money for St James’ Patients’ Families Facilitates.  Admission cost ranged from €21 to €25 pending if one signed up in advance or on the night. Starting from the Royal Hospital... 

The Liberties Festival

OK hold on to your socks, today I’m not going to moan or give out about anything, instead today I want to talk about something that’s close to my heart. Today I want to talk about one of the best and oldest Festivals on the Irish calendar, “The Liberties Festival” and this year looks to be no... 

Weekly Dublin 8 Planning Updates – Week Starting 24/06/14

Planning permission has been sought for the demolishing of 2 tower blocks as part of the Dolphin’s Barn redevelopment and the building of 100 new housing units. This is of course big news for the area. In other big residential property news, planning permission for the massive development at Clancy... 

Marrowbone Lane is Proud of its World Freestyle Champions!

  Last Saturday and Sunday, the Winter Gardens in Blackpool, England hosted the World Freestyle Dancing Championship.  For those unfamiliar with the dance form, the name gives the clue, think RUN DMC in the mid eighties, it’s a highly physical form of street aerobics were by the dancer is not... 

Bloom in the Barn!

  We’re delighted to show you some snaps of Dolphin Barn’s “Bloomsday” festival.  The event was organised by local actor Michael Judd, who in conjunction with the “Back of the Pipes” Residents’ Association and DCC put on an all things Bloom event. Over 100 local people dressed in... 

Fountain Crèche & Playschool Sports Day

It was all fun and games recently at the Fountain Resource Group Wee-Tots and the Crèche sports day. The sun didn’t make an appearance but then neither did the rain. All the children who attended the event were awarded with their own prize medal and a cert. The day was also attended by all the children’s... 

Weekly Dublin 8 Planning Updates – Week Starting 17/06/14

This weeks planning contains the permission for the new Department of Social Protection Building in Cork Street.   AREA 2   COMMERCIAL:   Area Area 2 – South Central Application Number 2116/09/x1 Application Type Extension of Duration of Permission Applicant Mr. Vincent Keary Location 10,... 

The Green Door Indoor Artisan Food Market in the heart of Dublin

  June 21 2014: Newmarket Square, Dublin 8 A cordial invitation is being sent out to all who enjoy good food, and support local producers to come along to Dublin’s newest food market launch celebration on Saturday 21st Jun, from 11.30 to 3pm where you will be warmly greeted with a glass of organic... 

Historical finds uncovered in Road Works on Thomas Street

The Fololowing article was written by an archaeologist named Antoine, we are currently trying reach him for further information. Fascinating Reading.  This April just gone, road works on James’/Thomas Streets have uncovered the foundations of mostly 18th century buildings facing James’ Gate... 

Interview with Successful Liberties based Author Dermott Hayes

‘Publishing can be a nightmare, but so can sleeping’, says self published author, Dermott Hayes, and he should know. Hayes is a resident of The Liberties, where he has lived, on and off, for 15 of the last thirty five years. He’s just published his first novel, Tito’s Dead and... 

Weekly Dublin 8 Planning Updates – Week Starting 01/06/14

Due to some confusion on our end we are putting last week’s planning permission a little late. The major news this week is that permission as been sought for the second part of the rather large development that is the Hueston Quarter. This will see more retail space, a gym, “a cultural space”,... 
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