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Iris Charles Centre’s stylish Bloomsday

Iris Charles Centre’s stylish Bloomsday

The third annual Bloomsday Breakfast at the Iris Charles Centre, Newbridge Avenue, Sandymount, was a great success this year. The event, which was organised by the Iris Charles Bloomsday Committee, is now the highlight of Sandymount’s celebrations of one of […]

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The Cinema Corner – August 12th

The Cinema Corner - August 12th

Two French acting legends, Isabelle Huppert and Gerard Depardieu, team up for the first time in over three decades for Valley of Love, in which the pair play a divorced French couple who reunite in the American SouthWest to follow […]

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Before i die…..

Before i die.....

Residents of Sandymount may have noticed the large chalkboard that appeared on the wall of the electricity substation on Sandymount Green last month. The board was headed with the striking words “Before I die…” and invited passers by to use […]

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Beech Hill Community Day

Beech Hill Community Day

Saturday July 16th, 2016 was a very special day for the Beech Hill Community. Anticipation had been gathering for people for many weeks and now the Beech Hill Community Day was finally here. There was music and song thanks to […]

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Movie studios or homes?

Movie studios or homes?

IGB site update As the dust begins to settle over the announcement that the Irish Glass Bottle site has been made a Strategic Development Zone, the Ringsend-based IGB Housing Action Group have wasted no time in furthering their own plans […]

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Uilleann piping at St John’s

Uilleann piping at St John’s

This month’s National Heritage Week events in St John’s Church, Sandymount, will culminate in a unique musical performance that will combine the distinctive sound of the Irish uilleann pipes with the church organ. St. John’s organist Eoghan Ward and piper […]

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Easter 1916: a Yeats Celebration

Easter 1916: a Yeats Celebration

On Monday June 13th, celebrations were held at Sandymount Green to celebrate the birth date of one of Sandymount’s most illustrious sons, W.B. Yeats, who was born at No. 5 Sandymount Avenue on this date in 1865. The theme of […]

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The Cinema Corner – July 29th

The Cinema Corner - July 29th

Following the success of Steven Spielberg’s Jaws, a bunch of man versus nature movies appeared in the late 1970s. Most were awful, but one of the best is William Girdler’s bonkers Grizzly, which basically transplants the plot of Spielberg’s film […]

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The Cinema Corner – July 22nd

The Cinema Corner - July 22nd

The Irish Film Institute continues its season of folk horror with another three classics this week. On Saturday you can catch 1971’s Blood on Satan’s Claw, a creepy and atmospheric period horror in which a malevolent force possesses the children […]

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The Cinema Corner – July 14th

The Cinema Corner - July 14th

The Manson murders added a sinister punctuation mark to the end of the hippy era, and subsequently an interest in the darker side of paganism became predominant in the 1970s. This gave rise to the folk-horror sub-genre, and this week […]

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