#Events


Music To My Ears – The Pipers Parlour

Being the year of the centenary of the great Lockout, we at the Fountain, your favourite newswire, decided to venture out in the beautiful sun and review the new tenement museum on 14 Henrietta Street off Bolton Street. It was such a pity when I arrived that it was fully booked up and I couldn’t get... 

Thomas ‘Street Fest’ – Urban Art Regeneration Project (July 19-21)

The traders around the Thomas Street area have been busy in recent times attempting to clean up the area, by regenerating buildings and corners of our locality which have fallen into disrepair. As part of this programme, Evolve Urban Art (also see their facebook page) are holding the 1st Thomas Street... 

Kids Summer Cooking Programme – ALL Local Children Are Welcome!

Our youth project is running a cookery programme for the Summer, and places are available for any kids from the local area. Please contact Paul McDonald (087 328 3245) or Nicola Mc Gee (087 418 9541) to book your place! Here are some photos of the youths making tasty chicken fajitas and rice crispie... 

Atomic, When Blondie Called By (Review/Pics from Olympia Gig)

What were you doing on Tuesday 25th June from 8pm? Well I was in the Olympia with a sell out crowd to welcome Blondie back to Dublin, aka Debbie Harry and her crew. She came on stage at 9pm and straight in to her tune which was covered recently by 1 Direction, “One Way or Another”. Debbie... 

Develop Your Artistic Side – Art Classes @ F2 Centre, Fatima

Do you have some free time on your hands? If so the F2 Centre at Fatima have free classes up and running since last year, and in particular the Tuesday evening art class which runs from 7 to 9pm. Once you arrive at reception you sign in, and you can either walk the stairs or take the lift up to the... 

Festivals Taking Place This Summer in Dublin

Going to festivals every summer is a tradition for many people but unfortunately many can come with a hefty price tag. Here I have gathered some of the best festivals taking place across Dublin this summer, which I promise won’t break the bank! Beatles Festival When: 13th – 15th July Where: Temple... 

Local Events for the Months Ahead

INTERNATIONAL EUCHARISTIC CONGRESS 2012 – PILGRIM WALK 2nd JUNE TO 16th JUNE Come and visit Seven of the Oldest Churches in the City Of Dublin: St. Ann’s, Dawson Street Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Whitefriar Street John’s Lane, Thomas Street St. James’s, James’s street St. Mary of the Angels,... 

Dublin Zoo

To tie in with the ‘Footsteps In Time’ article about the Phoenix Park in this edition, we thought might take a little visit to the zoo. You may recall the weather I mean the really hot weather we had at the end of May this year, On Friday 25th May I took myself to the Zoo paid the entrance... 

Local Events

LEISURE Win a helicopter tour of Dublin! Share your experience of living, working or studying in Dublin. What do you consider great, or not so great, about Dublin? Register on www.yourdublinyourvoice.ie or call 01 2223999. PASSPORT FOR LEISURE If you are aged fifty – five or over, Dublin City Council... 

May Events

EUROPA LEAGUE TROPHY DISPLAY THE TROPHY AND OTHER UEFA MEMORABILIA WILL BE SHOWCASED AT THE CENTRAL LIBRARY, IILAC SHOPPING CENTRE, DURING LIBRARY OPENING HOURS FROM THE 9th MAY – 13th MAY 2011. MEMORY LANE RECOLLECTIONS OF DUBLIN IN THE ‘RARE OUL’ TIMES ON WEDNESDAY 11TH MAY 2011 at 6.30 p.m.... 

Stand Up Ireland – You’re In An Awful State, Are’nt Ya?

Was there a war in Heaven? Have we pissed off the gods? Why is it no longer raining smarties and lemonade! Come on Willy Wonka – throw us a bone! Well, what can we say? The country is going through withdrawal! I didn’t notice much difference myself but I did notice the absence – of fun! People... 

St Patricks Day Events

The Parade In honour of Dublin’s UNESCO City of Literature designation the festival parade will bring specially commissioned short story “Brilliant” by Roddy Doyle, to life on the streets of Dublin, in spectacular fashion. The short story is available for download here> Inspired by the outrageously... 

Things To Do During This December

December is a very expensive time of year. You need cash and plenty of it to dress your kids, get them gifts, the Christmas shopping, its just money, money and more money. If you have the time this Christmas Eve and you live beside the city or have access to a car or the Luas take a walk around Grafton... 

Mind, Body And Spirit Fair

Over the bank holiday in October last I went to the Mind, Body & Spirit show which was over at the (R.D.S) in Ballsbridge. Myself and my mate Jackie and her daughter Joy went, as I like this subject I was keen to see what was on offer. The first fee that we paid was for the car to be parked on the... 

Kilmainham Arts Club

The Kilmainham Arts Club is a free monthly Arts night held in the Patriots Inn, Kilmainham. The aim of the night is to provide a space for amateur and professional artists of all disciplines, both local and from further afield, to present or perform their work in an informal and relaxed setting. The... 

Are You Having A Laugh

One survey said the top three most stressful things in life are: 1. Public Speaking, 2. Moving House, and 3. Death. I think it should be revised. It should include ‘Doing your Tax Returns’ Benjamin Franklin said, “The only things certain in life are death and taxes.” I did my tax returns... 

The Lighthouse Cinema In Smithfield

Cinemas were closing almost everywhere in Dublin, in the seventies especially: to take only our own area, there was the Lyric in James’ St, overlooking the Fountain; the Rialto and its companion round the corner, the Leinster; the Phoenix on the quays, not far from Collins Barracks; the Tivoli in... 

Shane Sutton: Local Artist’s Debut Exibition A Huge Success

Local artist and film maker Shane Sutton as launched his debut exhibition at the MOXIE Gallery and Studio on Lad Lane off Baggot Street. It was the first time that all of Mr Sutton eclectic mix of work was brought together under one roof. The theme of the exhibition, Momentum – Light and Reflection,... 
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