Archive for the Culture Category

“Playing With Fire Cartoon” Saloon’s upcoming animated feature
My Father’s Dragon

B.J. Quinn To mark World Book Day, which took place this past April 23rd, Netflix unveiled a sneak peek at Irish animation studio Cartoon Saloon’s upcoming animation, My Father’s Dragon. Based out of Kilkenny and founded in 1999, the five-time […]

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Summer Movies Preview
7 must-see new movies
for the summer season

B.J. Quinn The summer movie season is back! After two pandemic-plagued years filled with setbacks and delays, the movie business is right back on track. And if the box office successes of Spider-Man: No Way Home and – the film […]

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Longitude Festival Returns

Megan Thee Stallion, Tyler The Creator and A$AP Rocky among the headliners B.J. Quinn Life during Lockdown wasn’t without its music. First, cooped-up sailors became Tik-Tok superstars by belting out delightful sea shanties for all to enjoy. Then we saw […]

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On the Rise – Dublin’s Clare Dunne selected for European Shooting Stars 20

B.J. Quinn Writer/actor Clare Dunne is best known for writing and starring in Phyllida Lloyd’s Herself (2020), for which she scooped Best Script at the IFTAs, and for her role as Amanda in RTÉ’s hit series Kin. Adding to her […]

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The Souvenir Part 2. Review – One of the monumental achievements in modern cinema

David Prendeville Dublin 4-based company Element Pictures’ oeuvre continues to go from strength to strength. Their recent collaboration with BBC Films and the BFI on Joanna Hogg’s sumptuous drama The Souvenir Part 2, might be their finest work to date. […]

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Irish poets at the ILF this May

Irish poets at the ILF this May

Introductions | Céadlínte: A showcase of poets representing the electrifying future of Irish poetry, with special musical guests From May 24th to May 26th, Introductions| Ceadlinte will have fifteen of the most exciting new poets in the English and Irish language performing […]

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The Best of The Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival 2022

Dublin International Film Festival celebrates 20 years on the big screen B.J. Quinn After staging a fully online event in 2021, this year, running from Feb 23rd to March 6th, The Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival (VMDIFF) was back […]

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Music Current at the PROJECT ARTS CENTRE

Ireland’s most ambitious and adventurous contemporary music festival Music Current returns from its Covid slumber and moves into a brand new home at Project Arts Centre for 2022. With many new concerts over five days, as well as participation workshops […]

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Viking Splash set to return!

Viking Splash set to return!

Last week, Viking Splash Tours put up a “coming soon” post with a picture of their iconic DUKW (Duck) vehicle on their Facebook page. Commenters were beyond excited at the prospect of the much loved tours returning to Dublin’s streets. For nearly 20 years the tour has brought to life the history of Dublin city in a truly one of a kind way for children and adults alike.

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The Best of The Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival 2022

After staging a fully online event in 2021, this year, running from Feb 23rd to March 6th, The Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival (VMDIFF) was back where it belongs: on the big screen! This time around, audiences enjoyed a […]

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