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Duggan’s, A Real Local Pub

Duggan’s, A Real Local Pub Located on Parkgate Street, just on the outskirts of the city, a stone’s throw from Heuston Station and just a short walk from the Phoenix Park, P. Duggan’s is a pub in a prime location. Perfect for anyone looking for a pint before grabbing a train, after a long day... 

Holo-Halloween

Holo-Halloween Dame Street and Smithfield were hosts to a fantastic spooktacular over the weekend. A  holographic light show in Smithfield square and  Barnardo Square were host to the experience. The event was organized by Dublin City Council. The Fountain was there to film the light show.  Read More »

Wild Mountain Thyme Review

Wild Mountain Thyme Review – Shane reviews a controversial masterpiece? No wait, he’s reviewing “Wild Mountain Thyme”, my mistake! It took me a long time to watch this film and with good reason. A quick look at the comments section on YouTube will tell you why, “This is worse... 

Summer Events In Ireland

Summer Events In Ireland – In an optimistic turn more concerts are planned for August.  With the successful launch of trial events recently, particularly the one at Kilmainham hospital which featured Gavin James, Sharon Shannon and Wild Youth, it seems Ireland is all set to have a Summer of... 

Paddy Power Troll Irish Football Fans

Paddy Power Troll Irish Football Fans The Irish bookmaking firm has trolled the football fans of Ireland with a mural located on Fenian Street Dublin. The mural depicts Jack Grealish and Damien Rice against a Georges Cross and the slogan “Come on you boys in white” Grealish and Rice famously switched... 

Clementine Lane – A Local Author with a Funny Story to Tell

Clementine Lane – A Local Author with a Funny Story to Tell – Jimmy Traynor Reviews Eoghan Brunkard’s new novel  Clementine Lane is ambitious.  Its very ambitious.  Its world is bigger than just the lane that gives the book it’s title, or maybe the lane has more detail than... 

Contemporary Christmas Comedies

Contemporary Christmas Comedies Let’s face it, 2020 has been an awful year. But Christmas is just around the corner. Although things will be a little different this year it’s still a time for family, feasts, presents, warm fires, hot chocolates and of course Christmas films. Being stuck at home... 

A Christmas To Remember

A Christmas To Remember – A festive poem by our resident poet, Tony Gorman  Read More »

The Ripper and The Vampire

The Ripper and The Vampire – In this article, Craig O Reilly explains how the real life Ripper killings would inspire Stoker’s Count It’s often easy to reduce an author’s work down to a single influence, or make assumptions about inspiration, but in the case of Bram Stokers Dracula,... 

Vampires Through History – Craig O Reilly

Vampires Through History – Craig O Reilly traces the common trope of the undead blood drinker from demonic middle eastern beginnings to literary fame Every Halloween, among the children bobbing for apples or trick or treating, you will find vampire masks being worn. The image of the white-faced fiend,... 

The Start of Irish Cinema

  The Start of Irish Cinema – Craig O Reilly delves into the origins of Irish movie making   The earliest origin of Irish filmmaking was originally newsreels, but by the 1920s with the advent of the “talkies” cinema had achieved huge popularity especially in Dublin. Michael Collins,... 

Epic Films

Epic Films – Shane provides us with a list of great epics!  Things aren’t back to normal yet and it may be a while before they are. We’re still looking for ways to keep ourselves entertained. Movies have always provided us with a great way to escape reality for a while and are perfect for... 

Big Jack. By/Tony Gorman

  Big Jack. By/Tony Gorman The Lord will gladly welcome you To train his angelic team He sent a messenger to bring you up On a radiant transit beam For he watched you in your early days And admired you on the pitch And then you turned to management Which you handled without a hitch You’re a legend... 

John Healy and The Grass Arena

John Healy and The Grass Arena – Craig O Reilly tells us about the new book “The Grass Arena” a biography about author and chess master John Healy The last time he was in prison, John Healy met a man named “the fox”, who spoke to him at length  on the joys of chess. Hoping... 

Classic Family Films

Classic Family Films It has been a difficult time for everybody. With a lot of people out of work, working from home and kids being home schooled, we’re spending more time than ever stuck indoors and looking for ways to keep ourselves entertained.  Films can be the perfect way to spend a few hours... 

The Story of St Valentine’s Day

The Story of St Valentine’s Day Valentine’s Day is celebrated annually with fervour in memory of martyrdom of Saint Valentine. It is celebrated on 14th of February, every year. Initially the day was celebrated in USA and UK only. But with the globalisation and increasing technology and media coverage,... 

Oscars 2020 It’s almost that time of year again, when all movie fans eyes will be on the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood for the Academy Awards. Here’s a look at some of the main contenders for the big awards of the night. Joker Todd Phillips brings Gotham’s clown prince of crime to the big screen.... 

Chinese New Year at the Dublin Fruit Market

Chinese New Year at the Dublin Fruit Market – Stephen Davis tells us about a new Chinese New Year Festival in the recently closed for refurbishments, Smithfield Fruit and Veg Market The Chinese Year of the Rat is nearly upon us and the centrepiece of the celebrations in Dublin will be held this... 

Alternative Christmas Films

Alternative Christmas Films Christmas films are such an important part of the festive period. It’s a nice way for the whole family to get together, keep the kids occupied, they can be the perfect way to spend a romantic evening or just simply a great way to escape the madness of the holidays for a... 

Christmas in Pakistan

Christmas in Pakistan Today, I did Choose topic for Article Writing is ‘’Christmas in Pakistan’’. Originally I am Pakistani and belong to big and famous city of Pakistan “Lahore”. Although, Pakistan is an Islamic country and 96.28% population of Pakistan are Muslims. But, it doesn’t mean... 
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