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Fallon’s ‘The Capstan Bar’

Fallon’s ‘The Capstan Bar’ Fallon’s ‘The Capstan’ Bar is located in Dublin’s Liberties area on the Coombe and is just beside the Hyatt Centric Hotel. It is only a short distance away from the historic Saint Patrick’s Cathedral. The pub’s original name of ‘The Capstan Bar’ comes... 

Dublin Street Photography Festival 2024

Dublin Street Photography Festival 2024: Celebrating Urban Perspectives Dublin, April 29, 2024 — The inaugural Dublin Street Photography Festival (DSPF) is set to transform the vibrant streets of Charlemont Square in Dublin 2 from May 3rd to May 6th, 2024. This exciting event promises to be a... 

Dublin Canvas 2024: A Call to Paint the City

  Dublin Canvas 2024: A Call to Paint the City – Stephen Davis provides details about the renewed initiative As the city shakes off the last of the winter chill, Dublin Canvas is once again beckoning artists to bring their brushes, their colors, and their visions to the streets. The project,... 

The Mystery of Dublin’s White Lady Statue

The Mystery of Dublin’s White Lady Statue – Jack Croome tells us about the recent addition to Dublin’s Culture Dublin boasts its fair share of landmarks, but among the lesser-known yet intriguing examples is that of the White Lady or the “lady on the rock” statue, sparking... 

A Journey through Time: The History of NCAD College

A Journey through Time: The History of NCAD College Nestled in the heart of Dublin’s historic Thomas Street stands a beacon of artistic innovation and creativity the National College of Art and Design (NCAD). With a rich history spanning over 250 years Founded in 1746 as the “Dublin Society’s... 

Oscars 2024: The Contenders

Oscars 2024: The Contenders The 96th Academy awards take place this Sunday at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. The announcement of this years nominees got a lot of people talking but perhaps for the wrong reasons. While social media erupted over Barbie being snubbed, despite its 8 nominations, the... 

Oscar’s a Dub!

Oscar’s a Dub! – Patrick Ryan takes a look at our capital’s close link to the Academy Award The eyes of the world will be on the Dolby Theatre on March 11th when the 96th Academy Awards are presented in LA but we’ll wake up Monday morning wearing a collective smile of smug... 

Harry Clarke and St Michael’s Church

Harry Clarke and St Michael’s Church – Jack Gorman provides us with a history of Harry Clarke and his connection with St Michael’s Church Inchicore. St Michael’s church originally built in the 19th century as a garrison church for the adjacent Richmond barracks. The barracks would... 

Brigit: Dublin City Celebrating Women

Brigit: Dublin City Celebrating Women – Shane has the lowdown on the festival of this saint/goddess(?) either way it will be a fun few days! The festival celebrating the Celtic Goddess Brigit returns for a third year and this one will be the biggest one yet with over 60 events planned throughout... 

Legendary Pogues Frontman Shane MacGowan Has Passed Away 

Legendary Pogues Frontman Shane MacGowan Has Passed Away  A statement shared on social media from The Pogues confirmed the sad news, it read “It is with deepest of sorrow and heaviest of hearts that we announce the passing of Shane Macgowan. Shane died peacefully at 3am this morning with his wife... 

The Buddhist Centre in Kilmainham

‘Ani Yonten (on left) currently resident nun, with Lama Zangmo in the shrine room at Kilmainham.’ Credit: K. Treacy. The Buddhist Centre in Kilmainham – a fascinating read about the history of Kilmainham’s very own Buddhist community For almost fifty years now, the dark red, Buddhist... 

Jonathan Swift Festival 2023

Jonathan Swift Festival 2023 The celebration of the much-loved Irish wit, writer and satirist returns to St Patrick’s Cathedral later this month. Starting on Friday the 24th of November and running until Thursday the 30th, the week-long festival promises to be a celebration of the life and works of... 

Remembering Seamus Heaney

Remembering Seamus Heaney I first encountered Heaney’s work in a collection called Wintering Out, in my Grandmother’s house. It is probably the first book of poetry I ever read. It was strange, reading this cryptic language. It was concerned with rural Ireland at a time when I’m sure what the... 

On Your Bike

On Your Bike Cycling in Dublin is a great way to explore the city and its surroundings. There are many cycling routes and greenways to suit all levels of riders, from beginners to experts. You can also join guided tours by electric bike or rent a bike from one of the many bike shops in the... 

Marilyn Monroe And Ulysses

Marilyn Monroe And Ulysses – For the week that’s in it, an interesting Blooms Day tie in! Eve Arnold was a pioneering photographer who photographed Marilyn Monroe in1955. The photo she took showed Monroe with her feet up in a playground reading a copy of Irish writer James Joyce’s famous... 

Aslan Frontman Christy Dignam Has Passed Away Aged 63

Aslan Frontman Christy Dignam Has Passed Away Aged 63 – Shane Adlum provides a tribute to the great frontman The legendary singer has tragically died after a long battle with illness. The news was announced by his daughter Kiera on her Facebook page on Tuesday. She wrote “On behalf of my family,... 

Culture Date with the Trinity Regatta

Culture Date with the Trinity Regatta – Stephen Davis gets some snaps and reports on Trinity’s annual boat race   The Trinity Regatta 2023 was a spectacular event that brought together rowing enthusiasts from all over Ireland and Europe. The event was held on May 13-14, 2023 at the River... 

Hole In The Head – Interview with Director Dean Kavanagh

Hole In The Head – Interview with Director Dean Kavanagh – In this article, Craig interviews up and coming Irish Director, Dean Kavanagh. A fascinating insight into the filming process. Irish film-maker Dean Kavanagh recently released his sixth feature film Hole in the Head to critical... 

1916 Commemorations in Dublin!

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St Patrick Day Photos from Dublin’s Parade

St Patrick Day Photos from Dublin’s Parade – Stephen Davis applies his expertise behind the camera at this year’s parade  Read More »
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