Archive for the Culture Category

Alfred the Great: A Dublin Legend

Byrne Does The Work, We Want Alfie, We Want Byrne, Make Sure of Alfie First. These pedestrian but clear slogans made quite clear what Alfie Byrne’s supporters wanted and express the collective feelings of Dubliners during his reign as “The […]

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Artful discovery: Florence Vere O’Brien

Nearly fifty years ago, Veronica Rowe and Elinor Wiltshire had decided to gift the Archives of Trinity College with their inherited papers of their grandparents, Robin and Florence Vere O’Brien. The majority of these includes their correspondence with leading political […]

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Dublin Bay – City By The Sea

Father and daughter team Seán and Niamh Kennedy present the splendour and diversity of Dublin Bay in all its glory in this wonderful new photographic collection. Dublin Bay – City By The Sea features a cornucopia of images that capture […]

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Jacob’s Tour – It’s a cracker!

September and October saw an interesting exhibition on the history of Jacob’s biscuit factory in residence at Pearse Street library. The tour was presented by curator Wendy Williams and kicked off with some details on how the famous Irish biscuiteers […]

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Luke Kelly to be celebrated with two statues

Luke Kelly to be celebrated with two statues

Dublin legend Luke Kelly is set to be remembered on both sides of the Liffey for his contribution to Irish music. The singer from the Docklands will have his statue, commissioned by Dublin City Council, placed in the Luke Kelly […]

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Dublin Port Centre maritime garden opens

On Thursday, October 12, one objective set out in the Dublin Port Masterplan Review reached an important milestone when Dublin Port Company Chairperson, Lucy McCaffrey, and Chief Executive, Eamonn O’Reilly, invited Guests of Honour Ardmhéara Bhaile Átha Cliath and Honorary […]

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Long Gaze Back shows great perception

Dublin City Council’s award-winning initiative, One City One Book, has announced the choice for 2018: The Long Gaze Back, An Anthology of Irish Women Writers edited by Sinéad Gleeson. The scheme run by the public libraries service, which invites readers […]

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Port adds to city skyline

Port adds to city skyline

Dublin Port Company has made a striking and a bright change to the city’s skyline with the resurrection of one of its iconic 1960s cranes. Crane 292 stands tall again after 20 years. The 115 feet tall, Crane 292 has […]

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JOYCE SANDYMOUNT TOUR

JOYCE SANDYMOUNT TOUR

The James Joyce Sandymount Tour took place on the 13th and 15th of June. It started from the James Joyce Centre on North Great George’s Street, Near the Rotunda at 11am. The tour consisted of visiting the various real life […]

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Dublin Dockers Preservation Piece

Dublin Dockers Preservation Piece

The Dublin Dockworkers Preservation Society (DDWPS) was formed in 2011 when a small group of former dockworkers, prompted by Jimmy Carthy, met in the KCCP building and decided that more should be done to preserve the industrial history of Dublin […]

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