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  • A History of Music Festivals
    A History of Music Festivals
    By Peter McNamara The term “festival” first showed up in the English language in the middle of the 16th century. It derives from “feast” and is most often centred around the harvest. Ireland, and the wider Celtic world, has been...
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Memory Lane

  • Maritime Roads
    Maritime Roads
    David Carroll Dublin remembers her honourable seafaring past in her modern highways “To the men of the Mercantile Marine who faced all the perils of the ocean to bring us essential supplies the nation is profoundly grateful.” Taoiseach Éamon de...
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Events

  • Ragerra:  new alt-rock sound
    Ragerra: new alt-rock sound
    Michael Greene A play on the Irish word ‘ragaire’, meaning late-night rambler and one who sits up all night talking into the wee small hours, Ragerra are an exciting Alternative Rock trio from Dublin, comprising of Mark Boyle...
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Sport

  • THOMAS ‘BUD’ AHERNE Part One
    THOMAS ‘BUD’ AHERNE Part One
    Gavan Bergin “The star player of those days was wing maestro Stanley Matthews. Bud kept him quiet every time they met.” (Hatters Heritage Website) Thomas ‘Bud’ Aherne was born in Limerick on January 26th 1919. He grew up in the...
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Food & Wine

  • Vitamin D deficiency in Dublin says TCD study
    Vitamin D deficiency in Dublin says TCD study
    Geneva Pattison A recent medical and geographical study released from Trinity College Dublin has revealed that a large pro-portion of the population in urban areas are deficient in vitamin D. This study, conducted over five years, was a joint effort...
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