Archive for the Culture Category

Good news for Dublin Art Lovers

Good news for Dublin Art Lovers

Gallery 4, located in the heart of Sandymount, Dublin 4, is once again open for business. The gallery has been in Sandymount since 2006 but for the past two years it was open by appointment only, as demand for art […]

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Paddy’s Home

Paddy’s Home

St. Patrick’s Day can now be seen over the horizon. I know what you must be thinking: there’s no way your humble correspondent can possibly find fault with Ireland’s national holiday. Well, like all public holidays on the Cranky Craig […]

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Volunteer for the Battle of Mount Street Bridge!

It’s time to volunteer for the Battle of Mount Street Bridge! South Dock ’16 Society is recruiting “Volunteers” for its play commemorating the Battle of Mount Street Bridge.

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Young Scientist Exhibition – Two Sandymount Schools commended

Young Scientist Exhibition - Two Sandymount Schools commended

Two primary schools from Sandymount were highly commended at the annual BT Young Scientist exhibition in the RDS recently. Scoil Mhuire and St Matthew’s were praised by the judges for their excellent work. It took both schools months of work, […]

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Intruiguing Ingrid

Intruiguing Ingrid

Residents of Dublin 4 may already be familiar with the work of dancer Ingrid Nachstern in her role as a dance teacher. She opened her Ballet School in Sandymount in 1997. Since then she has taught classical ballet and passed […]

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When Vincent browne came to town

When Vincent browne came to town

When Vincent Browne announced to the camera with his distinctive dry style that the People’s Debate was next coming to Dublin 4, I thought I would be sprinting down the hallways of the Ballsbridge hotel and barging my way past […]

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TEDxUCD 2015

TEDxUCD 2015

‘Ted Talks’ have become well known on the internet. Visiting their website means being treated to a library of ground-breaking ideas and perspectives given through video presentation of speakers on stages at conferences, usually in the form of short, powerful […]

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The Book of Learning – Citywide Reading Campaign for Children 2016

The Book of Learning - Citywide Reading Campaign for Children 2016

On January 13th Dublin City Council’s Library Service launched details of the Citywide Reading Campaign for Children 2016. This year’s chosen book, The Book of Learning by E.R. Murray, will appeal to both girls and boys of nine years and […]

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The Tree of Hope

The Tree of Hope

On November 26, 2015, a Tree of Hope was planted in the grounds of St. Patrick’s Church, Ringsend, in order to provide a place of comfort and as a symbol of hope for the families and friends of those who […]

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Edward Dowden Plaque

Edward Dowden Plaque

Residents of Wellington Road in Ballsbridge might have noticed a new plaque adorning the façade of No 50. The name on it is Edward Dowden, who lived there for several years in the 1870s, referred to it as his “fixed […]

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