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Dublin chippers come together with charity Pieta House

Dublin chippers come together with suicide prevention charity Pieta House. On January 15th dozens of Irish Italian chippers across the capital will unite to help raise funds for Pieta House following the tragic death of Enrico Marsella last August. Enrico Marsella was a beloved member of the Irish... 

Christmas Village Dublin Castle

Christmas Village Dublin Castle From now until the 22nd of December the central courtyard of Dublin Castle will be turned into a winter wonderland. For the first time in its history, the castle will host a Victorian themed market complete with 30 traditional Swiss chalets featuring an array of decorative... 

Avalon House Not To Become A Homeless Shelter

Avalon House Not To Become A Homeless Shelter Avalon House will not become 150-bed homeless shelter following local objections. The Peter McVerry Trust had planned on opening the homeless hostel at Avalon House on Aungier Street in January but followingobjections from residents, councillors and local... 

Christmas Dinner in the Fountain Youth Project!

Christmas Dinner in the Fountain Youth Project! – The management team of the Fountain Resource Group gets spoilt by the young people of the Fountain Youth Project The Fountain Youth Project’s management team was treated to a full three course Christmas Dinner by the young people of the... 

New ‘World Class’ White Water Rafting Attraction Planned for Dublin

New ‘World Class’ White Water Rafting Attraction Planned for Dublin – Shane Adlum tells us about the new white water rafting centre heading for George’s Dock Plans have been unveiled for a brand new, state of the art white-water rafting attraction to be built on George’s dock in the... 

Guinness Enterprise Centre Development Details

  Guinness Enterprise Centre Development Details – The new development at the Guinness Enterprise Centre is detailed in this article 1 2  Read More »

Ardee Point Student Accommodation Scheme

Ardee Point Student Accommodation Scheme Planning permission has been submitted for a 368-bedroom student apartment complex in the Liberties. The Ardee Point student accommodation scheme will provide high end accommodation for students and has been likened to a “boutique hotel.” The development... 

Christmas Market Coming To St James Parochial Hall

Christmas Market Coming To St James Parochial Hall Open on November 9th and 10th, 16th and 17th, 23rd and 24th, November 30th and December 1st from 11 am to 5.30 pm.  Read More »

New Park Planned for Bridgefoot Street.

New Park Planned for Bridgefoot Street – Tony Kennedy updates on the development of the Bridgefoot Street Park As part of the Liberties Greening Strategy, work on a new park at in Bridgefoot street is set to get underway. The current vacant site at the end of the street is the area in which the... 

Revised Grand Canal Basin Plans 2019

Revised Grand Canal Basin Plans 2019 – Ross Murray explains the new large scale build in Basin Lane.  This will be one that changes the landscape of the area very notably.   Atlas GP applied in July 2019 for planning permission to build 550 Build to Rent Residential units over five blocks ranging... 

Halloween Events Guide Dublin

Halloween Events Guide. It’s time to brush on the cobwebs and celebrate all things spooky with this handy events guide to keep all you skeletonmen and ghoulies entertained this Halloween. Scare D8 First off in our spooktacular itinerary is Scare D8 a new community Halloween festival based... 

Bomb Disposal Team Called to Christchurch Cathedral

Bomb Disposal Team Called to Christchurch Cathedral At around 1pm on Monday afternoon (21/10/19) a loud bang was heard coming from a bin on Christchurch Place, right next to the cathedral. Gardaí were alerted and the incident was treated asa potential explosive threat. The area was evacuated and the... 

Secret Street Tours

Secret Street Tours – In this article, Shane Adlum interviews Tom Austin who has organised the new Secret Street Tours of Dublin There are many different ways to see the sights and tourist attractions of Dublin. Any bus, cycle or walking tour will show you the usual historical buildings, statues... 

The Continuous Development of Dublin 8

Guinness Brewery’s proposed development The Continuous Development of Dublin 8 – In this article, Shane Adlum rounds up all the major developments happening in the coming years to Dublin 8  The population of Dublin 8 will significantly increase in the next few years with several high-profile... 

Repairing The Grand Canal

(The Collapsed section of the canal bank) Repairing The Grand Canal – In this article, Ross Murray reports on the repair work on the Grand Canal at the Suir Road The Grand Canal between Suir Road and Goldenbridge was recently drained of water due to a sewer fault. On Sunday 21st of July, a short... 

Jamestown Court Refurbishment

Jamestown Court Refurbishment A regeneration of Jamestown Court in Inchicore began in earnest this month. The charity ALONE, which caters for elderly people, have commenced refurbishment of block A which will provide 12 new one bedroom flats. Work on this section of the development is expected to be... 

The Liberties Mourn the Death of Legend Brendan Grace

The Liberties Mourn the Death of Legend Brendan Grace There were sad scenes mixed with pride this week as comedian Brendan Grace (68) was laid to rest after losing his battle with lung cancer. Thousands of people attended the July 15th funeral in St. Nicholas of Myra church, and also lined the streets... 

Player Wills Factory Open Day

Player Wills Factory Open Day Two open days are to be held at the site of the former Player Wills factory and the Bailey Gibson industrial premises. Invitations have been sent out to locals, community groups and sports clubs, but all are welcome to stop by and have a look around. The building on the... 

Raising a glass to the newest distillery in Dublin 8

Raising a glass to the newest distillery in Dublin 8 – Shane Adlum informs of the return of and beginning of, the new Roe’s Distillery Roe & Co is the latest distillery to open its doors in Dublin 8. Diageo exited the Irish whiskey market a few years ago when they sold the Bushmills... 

In Memory of Fr Tommy Murphy

In Memory of Fr Tommy Murphy It was heavy heart that we must report the passing of former St James Church Moderator and priest Fr Tommy Murphy. We will write a fitting tribute shortly but for now his funeral details are provide below.   (taken from www.rip.ie) Murphy, Very Rev. Fr. Thomas (Whitehall,... 
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