Archive for the Events Category

The Green Scene

The Green Scene

It was back in 1969 that George Harrison of The Beatles sang “Here Comes The Sun”. Summer has arrived after a dismal winter and a disappointing spring so it’s time to enjoy floral gems glistening in the summer sunshine; colour, […]

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Film Review: The Company You Keep

Film Review: The Company You Keep

Reviewed by Eric Hillis Jim Grant (Robert Redford), once known as Nick Sloan, is a former member of a left-wing activist group that disbanded following the shooting dead of a security guard during a 1980 bank robbery. Under his new […]

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The Poetry Place

The Werewolf Librarian’s Love for the Moon I wonder if this hunger comes from my true love If my bloodlust longings will in death be resolved If my virtuoso killings are sanctioned from above If my fever dream visions in […]

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These Halcyon Days

These Halcyon Days

Bath Avenue-based theatre company Landmark Productions have embarked on a wide-ranging tour of their latest show. Having opened in the Irish Arts Centre, New York, on May 7th, These Halcyon Days by Deirdre Kinahan returns to Ireland this month for […]

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Hop-on Hop-off City Bus Tour

Hop-on Hop-off City Bus Tour

On the 12th of March I went on the Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour of Dublin City with a friend of mine. We had gone on similar bus tours of Edinburgh, Barcelona and Budapest and found them a great way of […]

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Film Review: A Late Quartet

Film Review: A Late Quartet

Daniel (Mark Ivanir), Peter (Christopher Walken), and married couple Robert (Philip Seymour Hoffman) and Juliette (Catherine Keener) form ‘The Fugue Quartet’, New York’s most respected string quartet. With their 25th anniversary approaching, a number of events conspire to tear the […]

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DCC Notes

Lacey raises drainage problems At the monthly meeting of the Dublin City Council (DCC) Councillor Dermot Lacey raised a question relating to drains on Newgrove Avenue in Sandymount. According to Lacey the drain has a habit of overflowing every time […]

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Book Review – Dublin’s Working Prams by Susan Weir

Book Review - Dublin's Working Prams by Susan Weir

In the 1970s newborn babies from Holles Street Maternity Hospital were brought to Westland Row Church for Christening before they left hospital, in case they died. A local lady Lena Redmond was a street trader at the time and Lena, […]

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50 Shades of Gay

50 Shades of Gay

Bret Easton Ellis started a storm in a queercup recently when he stated that openly gay actor Mat Bomer couldn’t play the lead in the planned movie adaptation of ‘50 Shades of Grey’. The American Psycho scribe, stated on twitter; […]

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DCC Notes

DCC Notes

Publicity Club Collections The Lord Mayor Naoise Ó Muirí, accepted collections from The Publicity Club of Ireland which were donated to Dublin City Library and Archive. The collections contain a number of interesting items from the club, which was a […]

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