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The FAI Cup for Rovers and a Hockey ticket for Olympic Games

BY Kathrin Kobus Jubilant scenes came from two stadia in Dublin 4 late on Sunday afternoon and around 9pm in the evening. Firstly Shamrock Rovers could lift the FAI cup again for first time since 1987. 88 minutes regular playtime […]

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A good read for more than one stormy night: In a Glass Darkly

By Kathrin Kobus Southside of Merrion Square just under 18,000 marathon runners received their well-earned medals in the afternoon sunshine last Sunday. They may not have been aware that in one of the townhouses, next to the Catholic Library resided […]

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A modern séance and a Dublin medium from history

BY Dermot Carmody It’s the time of year when we celebrate the supernatural and listen closely for messages from the dead souls who move among us. The ongoing success of The Bram Stoker Festival, which celebrates the Gothic horror of […]

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Fear of the unknown: The obscure Irish gothic

Geneva Pattison Every year around this time, we are reminded of one of our most hallowed and terrifying literary exports, Bram Stoker’s “Dracula”. Over a century later, the man behind the fangs seems to have punctured every facet of pop-culture. […]

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Bauhaus at 100

BY Geneva Pattison This year marks the centenary of Bauhaus, a movement within the Art and Architecture humanities. To mark the occasion, the National Museum has acquired four portfolios, comprising 52 woodcuts prints, lithographs, lino cuts and etchings on loan […]

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Gerard Byrne appointed Artist-in-Residence at the Singapore Botanic Gardens

BYDavid Prendeville In August, Gerard Byrne, one of Ireland’s leading contemporary artists, whose studio is based in Ranelagh, became Artist-in-Residence at the Singapore Botanic Gardens. As part of the commemorative celebration of the Gardens’ 160 years in existence, he was […]

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Autumnal preparations in the garden

BY Susan O’Brien In local parks and along our neighbourhood streets, the green leaf tones of summer are slowly giving way to lime tree yellows and orange tones of the chestnut. All around, there is a sense of a rising […]

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Reaping what you sow: Harvest edition

BY Geneva Pattison Autumn is a peaceful affair. We’re winding down from a jam-packed Summer and have a break before the Winter festivities and exciting Christmas rush. Autumn could be considered the gardener’s Christmas with the amount of gifts it […]

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Spooky but not scary

BY Daragh Doyle from the EPIC On the 28th October otherworldly will descend upon the vaults of the CHQ building in historic Dublin Docklands, as spirits big and small will gather for the inaugural family Samhain festival! The EPIC The […]

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Vinyl Festival returns for a second spin

Following the success of its 2018 event, the much–anticipated Vinyl Festival returns to Dún Laoghaire in November, promising once again to be an unmissable experience for music fans and vinyl record aficionados alike. The festival will take place in a […]

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