Archive for September 2021

IFTA 2021

Brian Quinn This past July saw the return of the IFTAs (The Irish Film and Television Academy awards). Traditionally a time of year where Academy members attempt to coax Ireland’s Hollywood exports back to the old country with the promise […]

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Ballsbridge Lions Fundraiser

Geneva Pattison The Ballsbridge Lions Club are hosting a fundraiser on September the 19th in the Parish Hall on Haddington Road from 2:30-5pm. The fundraising event will be in aid of providing five new defibrillators around the area for the […]

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Men’s Sheds and Dementia

Men’s Sheds Launch “Your Shed & Dementia” Manual to Better Support Men with Dementia in Our Communities. – Estimated 6,191 Men Living with Dementia in DUBLIN – The Irish Men’s Sheds Association has launched a new manual Your Shed & […]

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Let’s All Go To The Movies

Brian Quinn Cinemas reopen nationwide It’s always the small things we miss most in life. Last December, when Irish cinemas were forced to close once again due to a surge in COVID-19 cases, I found myself craving the concession stand […]

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Book Review: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

David Prendeville Quentin Tarantino’s novelisation of his most recent film continues to follow the exploits of washed up TV actor Rick Dalton and his stunt double Cliff Booth (played by Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt, respectively, in the film). Like […]

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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 (Vocals, Guitar), […]

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Girls Rock Dublin Gear Library Update

Eoin Meegan Last year we reported on an initiative that started in Pearse Street Library where teens can loan out musical equipment, the brainchild of Rossella Bottone and Girls Rock Dublin. We are happy now to announce that post covid […]

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Book Review: Rememberings

Brian Quinn A self-portrait of faith and courage I’m calling it right now: 2021 is the year of the O’Connaissance. Don’t believe me? Scroll through the comment section of any Sinéad O’Connor video on YouTube, and you’ll find hundreds of […]

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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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Book Review: Coffee Mourning by Jennifer Betts

Eoin Meegan Coffee Mourning is the first novel by Jennifer Betts. What started off as a short story, and lay gathering dust for some time, eventually evolved to a tale that simply had to be told. However, like many first […]

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