Archive for the Culture Category

Donnybrook Cemetery

Donnybrook Cemetery

By Eoin Meegan One of the little unknown gems of Donnybrook is an ancient cemetery, situated on Morehampton Road, beside the Garda Station, opposite Arthur Maine’s pub. The cemetery dates back to 800 AD and was the final resting place […]

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Valentine’s Day a very short history

Valentine’s Day a very short history

By Kathrin Kobus All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.” Wise words of wisdom for gifting from Charles M.Schulz, creator of the Peanuts cartoons. Chocolate, flowers, cards and other candies, and please husbands, boyfriends, […]

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Looking forward in delight

Looking forward in delight

February sees The Gate Theatre liberating ground-breaking theatrical language from the explosive words of playwright John Osborne, and through the creative eyes of award-winning Irish theatre director Annabelle Comyn. Look Back In Anger (1956) is widely considered to have changed […]

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Trumpet your love

Trumpet your love

So we know you’ll be cooking your loved one a delicious meal on the big night and starting your journey in artful eating as recommended in our interview with Karina Melvin. But there are treats in store up ahead still […]

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The pull of lineage

By Beibhinn Byrne These collections shine with Rowley’s interests of psychology, ecology, mythology, philosophy feminism and of course literature itself and its music. There is a high literary ability and real erudition on display, as well as, a sustained commitment […]

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A tale of twinned towns

By Paul Carton You only have to look at our ‘Silicon docks’ and see why Dublin City Council decided to twin cities with San Jose / Silicon Valley in California. Twinning with cities and towns is a distant memory now, […]

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Sailing to Byzantium

Sailing to Byzantium

A new Irish Ferries’ cruise ship has been christened after the poet and Nobel Laureate W. B. Yeats at a naming launch event in Germany on the 19th January this year. The completed hull of the new Irish Ferries cruise […]

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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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