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The History of the Guinness Storehouse

Arthur Guinness was born in Celbridge, Co Kildare in 1725. His mother Elizabeth Read was born in Oughterard. His father, Richard Guinness was the Land Steward to the Archbishop of Cashel Most Rev. Arthur Price. Richard was responsible for the brewing of beer for the estate’s workers. Arthur helped... 

Weekly Dublin 8 Planning Updates – Week Starting 14/04/14

This week’s planning permission updates is reasonably quiet. Eight new houses are being constructed on the South Circular Road just coming into Rialto Village from the James’ Hospital end.     Diageo have applied to make storage alterations to their main brewery on Victoria Quay, to those following... 

Local Residents Unhappy about Widening Paths outside Church

The road works that are being carried out on James’ Street/Thomas Street have recently caused some controversy among residents of the area.  Dublin City Council will be in the process of widening the path outside St James’ Church meaning that church goers will no longer be able use the parking... 

Dublin 8 Planning – Week Starting 17/03/14

  This weeks planning decisions for Dublin 8,  no major grandbreaking developments.    AREA 2   COMMERCIAL: Area Area 2 – South Central Application Number 2378/14 Application Type Permission Applicant Fourcourt Promotions Location Unit 3, Long Mile Road Business Park, Long... 

James’s Street Post Office To Move To New Location

The post office that has served James Street since moving from its own built for purpose office five years ago is once again moving to a new location. The post office will move from its present location inside the Gala newsagents to the Spar facing St James Hospital near Ceannt Fort. This represents... 

Happy New Year From The FRG Newswire Team!

All of us here at the FRG Newswire have had a nice break over the Christmas holidays, and with new vigor, we are now ready to start reporting on local issues and events again. We would like to wish all our readers a happy and prosperous New Year! We hope 2014 is full of happy times, excitement, productivity... 

Gallery: Remember, Remember, The Snow In December?

We are in the process of going through the old articles from the old Fountain News digital newsletter, and the plan is to add every single one of them to the Newswire on this site. We are about a third of the way through that, and in the process, revisiting some interesting local articles. One of the... 

Weekly Dublin 8 Planning Updates – Week 48, 2013

St. James’s Hospital have applied to implement large signs at both the James’s Street and Rialto entrances/exits. This is the first tangible visual sign locally of the impending new National Children’s Hospital, which is planned to be built on the St. James’s Hospital campus.... 

The Hub & Thomas Street News – December 2013 (Issue 4)

The 4th issue of The Hub & Thomas Street News, the final issue of 2013, is out now. Published this week by The Digital Hub, the December 2013 issue of the local newsletter contains some very interesting locally-focused stories indeed! Download/Read ISSUE 4 of THE HUB & THOMAS STREET NEWS (August... 

Dubline: Failte Ireland Blaze A Trail Across Dublin 8

Failte Ireland, along with the Dublin City Council (DCC) and the Office of Public Works (OPW) have put together a plan to create a trail from College Green to Kilmainham. This trail is set to become a major tourist draw to Dublin as a whole, and will hopefully help to bring more visitors to our area. Dubline... 

The Liberties Local Area Plan – To Regenerate Dublin 8

Similar to the Thomas Street – Improving the Public Face of an Historic City Centre Street report we just added, this report is not breaking news, but it is relevant to our area, hence we are adding it to FRG.ie, to help build a repository of news and useful information related to our local area. The... 

Fountain Youth ‘First Impressions’ Film Premiere Tonight

We are very proud to announce the local premiere of our youth club’s latest film. In St. James’ Parochial Hall, tonight at 6pm, ‘First Impressions’ will be screened to a local audience for the very first time! Tickets can be purchased on the door for just €3, and all proceeds... 

Public Works To Be Carried Out On Thomas Street/James’ Street

According to the Thomas Street Business Association (TBSA), Thomas Street and James’ Street are to get a new swanky look! Work on the Thomas Street Quality Bus Corridor Enhancement Scheme – funded by the National Transport Agency and Dublin City Council – is to begin over the coming... 

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... 

Dublin Bikes Expands Into Dublin 8

Click on the above local Dublin 8 map to view it in a larger size, or click here for the full map of Dublin. The Dublin Bikes scheme is to be expanded into our local area, with new stations being opened up from the Docklands in the East, to Heuston station in the West of the city. There will be stations... 

Local News & Opinion

The Royal Hospital is currently hosting the 7 Up Winter Wonderland and will do so till the 9th of January 2012. It houses a circus, fun fair with a selection of rides, Christmas market and an ice rink. I visited it myself and while I found the prices expensive for some of the rides (in excess of 4 euro),... 

The 2011 Yearly Roundup

Can you believe it folks its one year to the day since I did my first Christmas review for your favourite magazine here at the Fountain Resource Group and believe me you a lot has changed! We had sad losses during the year, we had good celebrations, we had many an interview, a load of tour reviews, plenty... 

Mental Health Trialogue Meetings on St. James’s Street

What is a Trialogue Meeting? – It’s an open conversation about mental health – It’s a meeting where everybody is equal, and everybody’s opinion matters – It’s a space to share experiences, questions and stories – It’s what we make it! Who Comes to a Trialogue? – Everybody... 

New Computer Classes At The Fountain

Computers are unavoidable these days, the libraries we use no longer hold paper references but digital ones, the blackboard in our schools has been replaced by a glass screen, our most personal details live on hospital hard drives. The internet as a phenomenon that has changed how we think about music,... 
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