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Surviving Christmas – Tips from MABS

Surviving Christmas – Tips from MABS

We know it is too early to talk about Christmas and most (probably not department stores though) will wait at least until after Halloween before daring to mention tinsel and toys, but the reality of the situation is that there […]

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Herbert Park In Disarray

Herbert Park In Disarray

Herbert Park, one of the jewels in the Dublin 4 crown, has in recent years become the victim of an unintentional campaign of neglect. Largely a result of cutbacks and recessionary outcomes, the park has become a place that locals […]

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The Poolbeg Peregrine

The Poolbeg Peregrine

Residents of Dublin 4 might not be aware that right in the heart of Dublin, on the Poolbeg Chimneys, a pair of resident Peregrine Falcons peer out over their territory of Dublin bay and Poolbeg peninsula. These superstars of nature […]

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Monkey business in AIB

Monkey business in AIB

While walking over to Claremont Lawn Tennis Club, NewsFour took a diversion through Sandymount Village. Walking by the AIB on Main Street we got a surprise. We spied a gorilla! Taking up most of the front window, with upraised thumbs, […]

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Trojan Work for Tidy Towns

Trojan Work for Tidy Towns

Ringsend and Irishtown’s quest for a Tidy Town award continued in earnest on September 17th, when over 90 volunteers took to the streets for the community’s second Clean Up day. Members and traders from the area, along with representatives from […]

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Droning on

Droning on

Drones: even to mention them conjures images of American death robots, intrusive surveillance and a host of other negatives. Turning this perception on its head are a growing number of people for whom drones mean only positive things – hobbies, […]

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Sandymount’s Smallpox Secret

Sandymount’s Smallpox Secret

Sandymount village has a well-known history of being both a bustling marketplace and a tourist destination for beach-goers. However, even the most knowledgeable local historian may not know about Sandymount’s role in the nascent Irish pharmaceutical industry. Many people may […]

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Batty About the Dodder

Batty About the Dodder

As Halloween falls bang in the middle of this issue, let’s shed some light on some widely believed bat myths. On October 31st many of us will have Count Dracula himself knocking on our doors asking for sweets, but he […]

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This Week on NewsFour: August 24-28

Dig Where You Stand Claim your history today in the chq Building with Dublin Dock Workers Preservation Society! Read more… Wesleyans and Hatters of Beaver Row Learn about Donnybrook’s hidden history of Wesleyans and Mad Hatters this weekend! Read more… […]

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Smell Memories

Smell Memories

The following three stories by students of Ringsend Adult Education Service were inspired by smell memories. Orange Zest and Horses’ Sweat By Frances Parnell My grandmother lived in Pembroke Mews, Baggot Street, and childhood memories of times I stayed with […]

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