Archive for the Culture Category

The Cinema Corner – January 20th

The Cinema Corner - January 20th

Movie fans have become divided on Martin Scorsese in recent times. Some say he’s never lost his touch, while others argue his best days are two decades behind him. Most will agree on the quality of 1990’s Goodfellas, a mob epic […]

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The Cinema Corner – January 13th

The Cinema Corner - January 13th

This week, two of the front-runners for a Best Picture Oscar open in Dublin cinemas. Manchester by the Sea should, but probably won’t, win. It’s another impeccably observed piece of human drama from Kenneth Lonergan, the most exciting American filmmaker […]

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The Cinema Corner – The 5 Best Movies Of 2016

The Cinema Corner - The 5 Best Movies Of 2016

There’s a lack of new releases in cinemas this week, so I’ll take this opportunity to look back on the five best movies released in Irish cinemas last year. Keep an eye out for this lot on DVD and Netflix. […]

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The Cinema Corner – December 30th

The Cinema Corner - December 30th

If you would prefer to ring in the new year with a classic comedy than a night of endless queuing for over-priced shandies, the Lighthouse is the place for you tomorrow night as they screen Billy Wilder’s 1960 gem The […]

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Ennis Brothers release debut Christmas single

Ennis Brothers release debut Christmas single

Ringsend residents Owen and Matt Ennis have released their debut single, a cover of the Christmas classic “Walking in the Air”. Like many artists before them, the brothers have put their own unique spin on the song immortalized by the […]

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The Cinema Corner – December 23rd

I first saw Richard Kelly’s Donnie Darko at a film festival in 2001, and while I failed to embrace it myself, I could instantly tell it was set to become a modern cult classic. While its director could never repeat its […]

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The Cinema Corner – December 16th

The Cinema Corner - December 16th

The Christmas movies continue in Dublin cinemas this week. Scrooge, the wonderful 1951 adaptation of Charles Dickens’ seasonal tale, featuring an iconic performance by Alastair Sim in the the title role, plays all week at the Irish Film Institute. Across the […]

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Sporting history beyond the Oval Rugbytown: The Sporting History of D4

Sporting history beyond the Oval Rugbytown: The Sporting History of D4

‘Rugbytown: The Sporting History of D4’, a recent book release by local history and sports enthusiast, Kurt Kullmann, was recently launched at Railway Union Clubhouse, Sandymount. The book explains in great detail the history of the many sports clubs and […]

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Reading thrills and horrors – ‘The Misery Hill Murders’

Reading thrills and horrors -  ‘The Misery Hill Murders’

The Misery Hill Murders are an intriguing set of short stories. In his book the well-known filmmaker and archivist, Pat Larkin, writes about Misery Hill, a medieval lepers’ colony and gallows pole for pirates in the 1500s. All of the […]

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Special bus will navigate voyage of cultural discovery

Special bus will navigate voyage of cultural discovery

ALIGHT!, an exciting new dance, art and performance project coordinated by Dublin-based dance company CoisCeim, is looking for creative involvement from community members in Ringsend, Irishtown, Sandymount and Pearse Street. CoisCeim has already facilitated taster workshops in the area and […]

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