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Dodder River Birds Walk

Dodder River Birds Walk

BirdWatch Ireland and Dublin City Council’s Biodiversity Team invite you to take in the sights and sounds of the Dodder! Saturday’s Dodder River Birds Walk will be a great opportunity to learn about the wildlife that makes its home along […]

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Molly’s Lane Has No Name

Molly’s Lane Has No Name

A global search is on for relatives of Mary Flannery Woods. Better known as Molly Woods, she was a key player immediately after the Rising and into the War of Independence, a member of Cumann na mBan and confidant of […]

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Dark history of Docklands

Dark history of Docklands

Traces of a bleaker past and glimpses of intriguing eras can be discerned in the street names of the Dublin Docklands area, now commonly referred to as the Silicon Docks. The irony or mirth of a street named Misery Hill […]

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Cinema Roundup June 5th

Cinema Roundup June 5th

It’s a poor week for new releases so the movie to see this week is Sergio Leone’s 1984 gangster epic Once Upon a Time in America playing at the Irish Film Institute. While it lacks the thrills and spills of Leone’s […]

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A True(ish) Historian

A True(ish) Historian

March this year saw the release of The Trueish History of Ireland, a satirical tour of the nation’s history, published by Mercier. Written in a light, conversational voice, The Trueish History moves breezily across great swathes of time, stopping, as […]

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A Towering Exhibit

A Towering Exhibit

Ranelagh Arts Centre recently staged an exhibition immortalising Sandymount’s Poolbeg towers. The exhibition ran in the centre from May 14th to May 29th and was the brainchild of Caroline Canning, an artist who has lived in the Ranelagh area for […]

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To Hell or Monto

To Hell or Monto

“Monto” is still a word that slips from the lips of Dubliners often, with an air of affectionate or roguish allusion. Monto was, of course, the infamous red-light district named for Montgomery Street (now Foley Street) and enclosed within the […]

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Cinema Roundup May 29th

Cinema Roundup May 29th

With a new documentary on the life of Sam Fuller currently playing, the Irish Film Institute is screening a double bill of two of his best movies on Sunday afternoon. Shock Corridor is a thrilling social drama set in a psychiatric […]

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Cinema Roundup May 22nd

Cinema Roundup May 22nd

There’s a poor selection of new releases this week, the best of which is French drama The New Girlfriend, in which a young woman is shocked to discover her dead friend’s husband is secretly a transvestite. Writer-director Francois Ozon handles this […]

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Bringing History Alive

Bringing History Alive

Join the Dublin Dock Workers Preservation Society as they Bring History Alive! Three speakers will hold court in the CHQ Building this weekend, to give an insight into historical and social developments involving Dockland communities and the wider Dublin population […]

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