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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”,... 

June Events

NCAD Graduate Exhibition The Graduate Exhibition is the centerpiece of NCAD’s exhibition season. This exhibition features this year’s graduates’ projects from across all disciplines.  LOCATIONS:            NCAD Campus: Design, Fine Art & Education                                      ... 

Dublin 8 Musician’s Album Soars On Online Charts

Thomas Brunkard, brother of our esteemed website manager Eoghan and native of Dublin 8 has recorded an album of instrumental tracks that has been recently climbing the online charts.  Thomas has hit number 1 in the instrumental online chart and this accolade cannot go unnoticed by this Dublin 8 record... 

Weekly Dublin 8 Planning Updates – Week Starting 31/05/14

Two stories of note in this week’s planning permission, firstly, the Dublin Whiskey Company is reapplying for permission, the details of their application for their new distillery on Mill Street are immediately below and do not necessitate further summary.  Secondly, it would appear the major development... 

Action for Suicide Prevention Dublin

With the very little summer we are having some of us take advantage of the sun when are given the limited opportunity. Last June Bank Holiday, the Saturday to be exact, I took the Luas into the city and joined the hundreds of people talking the full advantage of the sun. Some folk were heading for city’s... 

Dublin 8’s South West Side – The City’s New Bohemian Quarter

Bohemian, the term is used synonymously with risqué cultural expressions, avant-garde galleries and cafes, the undercurrent and perhaps reaction to, mainstream culture.  The term is seldom used derisively and often seen as a positive, to be Bohemian is to be daring!  The strict definition of the... 

Thomas Street Volunteer Ambassador Programme

  Do you love The Liberties area? Do you like meeting new people? Would you like to share your knowledge of Dublin City Centre with visitors? One of Dublin’s most historic streets, Thomas Street is at the heart of the city’s heritage.  As part of The Dubline – Discovery Trail, we are looking... 

Weekly Dublin 8 Planning Updates – Week Starting 18/05/14

A rather large development for the Vicar Street venue on Thomas Street has applied for an extension of duration of permission. At the rear of Vicar Street’s music venue, a new 8 storey hotel is proposed.  The hotel developed will contain up to 194 bedrooms, a bar and restaurant and creative artist... 
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