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Fusion Sundays: World Culture Market, Newmarket, Dublin 8 (Oct 13)

This Sunday, in Newmarket Square (off Cork Street), a market that is rich in cultural diversity is taking place. Fusion Sundays is hosted by the Dublin Food Co-op every second Sunday of the month, and is advertised as a ‘World Culture Market’, serving up ethnic handmade products plus music... 

Cork Street Park Campaign: Petition To Redevelop Derelict Site

Drawing of proposed plan for site, from Douglas (Carson & Crushell Architects) via Cork Street Park @ Facebook. A campaign is underway to help convince the Dublin City Council Economic Development Department to turn a derelict Chamber Street site, in Dublin 8, into a public park for all of the... 

Ex-Pat Planning On Setting Up New Distillery On James’ Street

Pearse Lyons, a Dundalk native who emigrated to the US in 1976, has applied to use the old James’ Street Church of Ireland church as a whiskey distillery. His multinational corporation, Alltech, has recently applied for planning permission to convert the building for use as a new distillery. With... 

Join Pink Walks In Dublin 8 For Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2013

Throughout October each year, in many countries around the World, Breast Cancer Awareness Month takes place. The tradition of turning everything pink for the month of October first began in the United States, but has been subsequently taken up in many countries, including our own. The 2013 Irish Breast... 

Key To The City: Win 10k Advertising Budget For Your Business/Project

Dublin’s Lord Mayor, Oisín Quinn, has launched the Key To The City competition that gives Dublin businesses a chance to win the production of a radio advert, alongside broadcast advert slots for 3 months on Dublin City FM and An Lár TV. The 1st prize also includes a 3hr professional consultation... 

Seanad Referendum: Dublin South Central Records 7th Highest NO VOTE

After a few days of the momentum swinging slowly but consistently from the YES camp to the NO camp, Dublin eventually voted majority NO in all constituencies. Our constituency – Dublin South Central – ended up with the 7th highest percentage of NO VOTES out of 43 constituencies nationwide,... 

Fire Engulfs John Lynch’s Pub On Thomas Street

Another building on Thomas Street will not be used ever again, because on Wednesday night John Lynch’s Pub burnt down. There was quite a blaze, and it apparently took a considerable effort for the Fire Brigade to get it under control. The fire started in the late evening, and city centre-bound... 

What Kind Of Mayor Do You Want For Dublin?

There is a website – Mayor4Dublin.ie – which is asking for Dubliners’ opinions on what kind of directly-elected Mayor we would like for our city. The four local councils in Dublin – Dublin City, South Dublin, Fingal and Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown – have come together to ask... 

Record Numbers To Run 2013 Dublin City Marathon

This years Dublin City Marathon, sponsored by Airtricity, will have a record number of runners, joggers, walkers and wheelchair participants. There will be around 14,500 people taking part in the 2013 Dublin City Marathon according to many media reports, including possibly many folks from right here... 

Our Resident Poet Was Chosen For Creative Writing Workshop

We are delighted to pass on the fantastic news that our very own resident poet, Alan Finn, has been chosen to take part in a workshop with one of Ireland’s favourite poets. Clondalkin Library held a competition for all aspiring writers in South County Dublin. Local writers were asked to submit... 

Debut @ Liberty Hall: Our Youth Project’s Latest Film

Our youth project had a great night out, at the premiere of their very own drama film! Reel Youth 2013 kicked off with an impressive premiere at Liberty Hall last night, which was attended by the Love/Hate writer, Stuart Carolan, plus a host of the actors from the hit RTE show. 12 youth projects from... 

Youth Project is Holding Another Adults Morning Tomorrow

Our Youth Project is holding another mammies, daddies and adults morning tomorrow from 8.45am. With the weekend breakfast club kicking off for another winter, we thought it was time to invite the older folks in for a cup of tea and a biscuit. About our youth project’s Weekend Breakfast Club: It... 

Volunteer Q&A: Ray McGovern, Thomas Street Ambassador

Peter & Ray – Thomas Street Ambassador Programme Volunteers The Thomas Street Volunteer Ambassador programme has been up and running for over 6 week’s now. Our incredible team of Thomas Street Volunteer Ambassadors have welcomed a host of visitors to the area. They recently greeted... 

Thomas Street Ambassador Programme Ends Saturday

Two ambassadors, Maeve Cruise-Hynze and Ray McGovern, pictured outside FRG hq today. The Thomas Street Ambassador Programme, run by the Thomas Street Business Association, is ending this Saturday. So this is your last chance to stop one of the ambassadors to ask about the history of the area, or amenities... 

Eyes To The Skies: The Dublin FlightFest

All eyes were to the sky on Sunday 15th September as up to 100,000 people flocked in to our wonderful city of Dublin to witness what had to be one of the best air shows not only in Ireland, but possibly Europe. You could not get an empty spot beside the Liffey as thousands upon thousands of people queued... 

Music Video Shot In Fatima & St Theresas Gardens

A young singer from the area – Yazz aka Top-Notch – has filmed a music video here locally. Scenes were shot in Fatima (beside the F2 Centre), St. Theresa’s Gardens (directly outside Donore Avenue boxing club), outside Dublin Castle and along the canal in Drimnagh. There was even some... 

Dublin Space Invaders – Redeveloping Vacant Thomas Street Plot

An exciting new competition has been launched. The Dublin Space Invaders competition invites teams of 2-4 planning students/graduates to redevelop a site on Thomas Street. The winners will be chosen after all entrants have presented their plans to a jury, and their plans will be on display in the Dublin... 

Our Youth Project Resumes It’s Weekend Breakfast Club

Our youth project’s Weekend Breakfast Club has resumed for the winter again. It is open to all 10-14 year old youth club members, and runs every Saturday morning from 11am to 1pm. There is an open door policy, so members can just turn up on the day. View more info about our youth services here:... 

Sponsored Editorials on FRG.ie – Perfect For Your Christmas Ranges!

We are now offering sponsored editorials to local Dublin businesses, who would like to reach a local Dublin 8 audience. The articles can include text, images and pricelists for your products or services, plus links to your company website and your social networking pages (Facebook, Twitter, etc). And... 

Stories/Pics From The 2013 Summer Junior Youth Project

Hi Everyone, Patrick here. I’m the computer teacher for the kids in the Fountain Junior Youth Group. We had a great summer in the club this year and I’m delighted to put up some of the stories and pictures that the kids did over the summer. These will give you a great idea of what the kids in the... 
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