Archive for the Culture Category

Transforming lives….

Transforming lives....

Siobhan Kenny’s work in ‘socialising’ the puppies she takes in is essential to their eventual service as guide dogs to the blind and visually impaired. Living in Sandymount and now in her sixth year as a volunteer with Irish Guide […]

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Gloria In Excelsis – The Song of the Angels

Gloria In Excelsis – The Song of the Angels

The most human and lovable of the church’s feasts, Christmas, seems to come earlier and earlier each year. For more years than I care to remember I was responsible for the selection and erection of the huge Christmas trees for […]

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Game Reviews

Game Reviews

Call of Duty Black Ops 2 Black Ops 2 can be divided into three parts; Campaign, Multi Player and Zombie mode. The Campaign was very good, it let you make some big decisions on the outcome of the game and […]

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Forest Fringe Branching Out

Forest Fringe Branching Out

In 2007 Forest Fringe decided to open a space for artistic experimentation that would run concurrently, but as a separate entity, with the mammoth Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Quite a tall order when you realise that the great and the good […]

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No Ordinary Man

No Ordinary Man

Eric Russell grew up in Sandymount with his brothers, parents and Granny. He led a regular life, was interested in rugby, table tennis and snooker and indeed showed great promise in sports. Sadly his Granny passed away when he was […]

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Damien Dempsey – Almighty Love

Damien Dempsey - Almighty Love

When Damien Dempsey first came to prominence there were plenty of high brow music critics eager to write him off. He didn’t look like a rock star and his songs were rooted firmly in the realism of suburban Dublin. He […]

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Christmas at The Ark

Christmas at The Ark

The cold is here, Santa’s polishing Rudolph’s nose while all the other reindeer stare on with envy and the elves are flat out trying to make Christmas the most wonderful time of the year for young children. But that’s just […]

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Book Reviews: Christmas Stocking Fillers

Book Reviews: Christmas Stocking Fillers

Twas the Night Before Christmas In Clement C. Moore’s Twas the Night Before Christmas (Houghton Mifflin Company €9) the magic of St. Nicholas is described in great detail as children wait for his Christmas Eve visit. It begins with a […]

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Artist in profile: Marie-Louise Martin

Artist in profile: Marie-Louise Martin

Describing herself as an artist print maker, Marie-Louise Martin’s works include original colour hand-printed creations and black and white drawings and landscapes. A visit to her Dublin home with adjoining studio confirms a total immersion in her art and a […]

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A Chinese Dickens

A Chinese Dickens

An early School leaver from China has won the Nobel Prize in literature this year. He is the first Chinese citizen to win this prize since its creation 111 years ago. Author Mo Yan, whose real name is Guan Moye, […]

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