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Working on Poolbeg Chimneys

Working on Poolbeg Chimneys

Brian Segar was a seaman in The Royal Navy. While in training school at just seventeen, he was the quickest of 200 boys to climb to the top of the mast on ship, so it really is no surprise that […]

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Remembering the Kyleclare

Remembering the Kyleclare

This month marks the 70th anniversary of the sinking of the Irish merchant ship Kyleclare in the Bay of Biscay. The ship left port from Lisbon on February 21st 1943 en route to Dublin. She was captained by Master-Captain A.R. […]

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Prose on a Bed of Rhyme

Prose on a Bed of Rhyme

The room is packed. There is only standing room left. All the seats are taken. Drinks are offered and accepted. The vibe is friendly and warm. The noise and buzz of the chatter is infectious. This is the Rathmines Writers […]

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Cut from The Chase

Cut from The Chase

For Adam Lacey, a 21-year-old music and ancient classics student at NUI Maynooth, the government’s decision to slash grants for postgraduate students came as a shock. For so many college students and graduates, deciding what to study in the next […]

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Ireland at the Oscars

Ireland at the Oscars

For a country with a relatively small cinematic output, Ireland has performed quite well when it comes to bringing home Academy Awards. NewsFour takes a look at the history of Irish victories on Hollywood’s big night. 1938 – Irish literary […]

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Hollywood’s Big Night Out

Hollywood’s Big Night Out

On the 24th of February, Hollywood will indulge in its annual awards gala, the Oscars, for the 85th time. This year’s host is Seth McFarlane, the controversial mind behind TV’s ‘Family Guy’ and last year’s comedy hit ‘Ted’. The first […]

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Title: Hitchcock at the IFI

Title: Hitchcock at the IFI

Last summer, the British Film Institute in London hosted a season of films entitled ‘The Genius of Hitchcock’, the most complete retrospective of the acclaimed director’s work ever staged. All fifty-two of Hitchcock’s existing films (1927’s ‘The Mountain Eagle’ is […]

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Want FREE Internet Classes? Just Google it.

Want FREE Internet Classes? Just Google it.

Has your daughter bought shoes online? Does your son look up the football scores on the Internet? Do you want to learn how to do this yourself? Then Google’s Age Engage Program is your go-to friend for this opportunity. They […]

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Geological Survey of Ireland

Geological Survey of Ireland

You probably drive past the old army building at Beggars Bush frequently but aren’t entirely sure what happens behind those stone walls. One of the buildings houses the Geological Survey of Ireland (GSI) but what exactly does that mean to […]

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Dublin ‘toons hit the right note

Dublin ‘toons hit the right note

When Sullivan Bluth studios opened in Dublin, back in 1985, it established the city as a hub of talent for animation. In the years since, Dublin animators have gone from strength to strength with several graduates of Ballyfermot Senior College’s […]

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