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1916 Commemorations in Dublin!

1916 Commemorations in Dublin!  Read More »

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 »

Oscars 2023: The Contenders

Oscars 2023: The Contenders – Shane Adlum does a roundup of this year likely winners The Banshees of Inisherin Writer and director Martin McDonagh reunites with Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson for this dark comedy about the fragility of male friendship, loneliness and life in Ireland in 1923.... 

The Problem with AI Art

C The Problem with AI Art – A technological innovation but is it a replacement for the real thing? raig O’ Reilly opines… This year we will very likely see the first artificial intelligence generated short films, lf we haven’t already. I recently saw a short film clip generated... 

Plans For A New Irish Language Quarter In Dublin

Plans For A New Irish Language Quarter In Dublin Recently, there has been a renewal in people seeking to learn the Irish language. The emergence of new technology and apps is changing the way we learn and making it more accessible for people to pick up the language at their own pace, whether it’s... 

Three Dublin Pubs Amongst Best Bars in Ireland According to Lonely Planet

Three Dublin Pubs Amongst Best Bars in Ireland According to Lonely Planet There are over 7000 pubs in Ireland and Lonely Planet have come up with their list of the top 20, which includes 3 from the capital. Lonely Planet has become the go to guide for tourists all over the world. They offer a comprehensive... 

100th Anniversary of Nosferatu

100th anniversary of Nosferatu It’s one of the strange quirks of cinema history, that there was nearly no Nosferatu at all. The vision of the pale, wraith-like creature climbing the stairs is iconic. It’s been parodied and replicated countless times. The image of Nosferatu is one people will probably... 

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... 
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