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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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Summer mocktails

Summer mocktails

Refreshing summer drinks that can be enjoyed come rain, hail or shine, but hopefully with shine! Ginger beer Ginger is one of the oldest flavourings and is reported to have a number of positive medicinal properties, including helping to reduce […]

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Back to School with MABS

Back to School with MABS

It’s that time of year again and although our younger readers are only beginning to chillax into the summer downtime, the parents/guardians will have no such respite, as back-to-school costs require precision planning in advance if they are to be […]

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DCC Notes

DCC Notes

A range of tree pruning, street lighting, litter bin, pothole and footpath repair, and parking permits issues were brought to the attention of Dublin City Council by local councillors in the last two South East Area meetings. The council endeavour […]

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A Lesson from History

A Lesson from History

The Holocaust is undeniably one of the most horrific human tragedies of our times and it would seem impossible to draw any positives from this story, but that is exactly what one man is doing through his work. Tom Reichental, […]

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Adult Education at Ringsend College

Adult Education at Ringsend College

Ringsend College is part of a central cog in a larger programme to address adult education issues in Ireland. The college is a part of CDETB, which has a remit over many different areas of education, training and learning, and […]

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