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  • Irish poets at the ILF this May
    Irish poets at the ILF this May
    20 May 2022 by
    Introductions | Céadlínte: A showcase of poets representing the electrifying future of Irish poetry, with special musical guests From May 24th to May 26th, Introductions| Ceadlinte will have fifteen of the most exciting new poets in the English and Irish language performing […]...
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Community

  • Ringsend Goes Green . . .
    Ringsend Goes Green . . .
    For the first time Ringsend Park has received the prestigious Green Flag Award, the international mark of quality and standard of parks and green spaces. The Green Flag Award was introduced in 2015 and is administered by An Taisce with...
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Culture

  • Where the streets have a name . . .
    Where the streets have a name . . .
    From Educating Rita (1983) to Kenneth Branagh’s Belfast (2021), Ringsend has played a key part in Ireland’s silver screen triumphs, with multiple well-known productions having used the D4 suburb as a shooting location over the last several decades. So it’s...
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Memory Lane

  • The Vexed Problem of Public Toilets
    The Vexed Problem of Public Toilets
    When nature calls we all share a common objective - to get rid of waste substances from the body. While we may not use this particular phrase, nevertheless, access to a toilet is a basic need, especially in a city...
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Events

  • Bloomsday in Dublin 4 Event Guide
    Bloomsday in Dublin 4 Event Guide
    Joycean Celebrations are set to take place in Ballsbridge, Irishtown, Ringsend and Sandymount for Bloomsday this year.  Dublin City Council’s South East Area Community Team have been working closely with groups and centres in Dublin 4 as well...
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  • Your NewsFour Local Christmas Events Guide
    Your NewsFour Local Christmas Events Guide
    Friday December 1st Women’s Seasonal Swap at the Sandymount Community Centre. 10.30am-12.30pm. Free event. All are welcome. RCSF Holiday Fair and Markets. Irishtown Sports Stadium. Sensory Hour 3.30pm-4.30pm Full fair 4.30pm-8.30pm. ...
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Sport

  • Katie Taylor to Make History… Again
    Katie Taylor to Make History… Again
    Mark your calendars, fight fans! July 20th sees our country’s greatest sportsperson, Katie Taylor, look to add another remarkable chapter to her incredible boxing career as she defends her undisputed Super-Lightweight title against a familiar foe, seven-division world champion Amanda...
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  • IGB Site new Cultural Hub updates

    IGB Site new Cultural Hub updates

    Geneva Pattison Dublin City Council have recently released updated plans for the Cultural Hub section of the Irish Glass Bottle development site. The application is to amend the Cultural Hub “meanwhile uses” section of the Phase 1 Permission, to allow […]...
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  • Sandymount and Merrion Residents Association        celebrates its 60th AGM

    Sandymount and Merrion Residents Association celebrates its 60th AGM

    After a pandemic-imposed hiatus of two years the 60th AGM of the Sandymount and Merrion Residents Association (SAMRA) was held on Monday April 25th in the Sandymount Hotel. Over 100 residents attended the meeting of what is the longest-existing residents […]...
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  • Personal Journey: A Writer’s Retreat to Iceland

    Personal Journey: A Writer’s Retreat to Iceland

    I won a writing scholarship to the Iceland Writers Retreat 2020. It was postponed, like so many events during the pandemic, but finally took place this year from April 27th to May 1st. The scholarship included flights, accommodation, a day […]...
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  • Blessing of the Boats - Poolbeg Yacht and Boat Club

    Blessing of the Boats – Poolbeg Yacht and Boat Club

    Louise Whelan The annual blessing of the boats took place in the Poolbeg Yacht and Boat club on Sunday 15th May. Fr Ivan Tonge accompanied by the new parish priest of St Matthews Church in Irishtown, Canon Leonard Ruddock, prayed […]...
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  • O’Reilly’s Pub “100 Not Out”

    O’Reilly’s Pub “100 Not Out”

    Congratulations to O’Reilly’s Pub on Seafort Avenue, in Sandymount, who are celebrating their centenary year in June. The O’Reilly family, originally from County Cavan took ownership of the premises in 1922. Thomas O’Reilly bought the pub from Sylvester White who […]...
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  • Hair to Stay? A History of the Mullet

    Hair to Stay? A History of the Mullet

    Peter McNamara Have you been witness to a growing menace? A shock of hair that shocks your soul? Over the last year or so, a fringe movement has been resurrecting fashions of old. You might ask yourself, must humanity forever […]...
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  • DCC Funtropolis: Free family fun days for all!

    DCC Funtropolis: Free family fun days for all!

    On the 10th of July, Funtropolis will be heading for Merrion Square for a full day of events, sure to be jam packed with family fun....
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  • St Matthew’s Parish Church appoint a new Rector

    St Matthew’s Parish Church appoint a new Rector

    St Matthew’s Parish Church, part of the Irishtown & Donnybrook Union of Parishes are delighted to announce the appointment of Rev. Canon Leonard Ruddock as Rector. Previously Leonard was Rector of the Blessington Union of Parishes since 2008. The Parish […]...
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  • Ready, Set, Gogh! Van Gogh: An Immersive Journey comes to Dublin’s RDS

    Ready, Set, Gogh! Van Gogh: An Immersive Journey comes to Dublin’s RDS

    B.J. Quinn Ever wish you could step into a painting? Personally, I’d choose a Rothko and dive into the deep end. And then, after becoming bored with the various shades of red, I’d resurface from one of Hockney’s masterworks, an […]...
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  • “Playing With Fire Cartoon” Saloon’s upcoming animated feature<br>My Father’s Dragon

    “Playing With Fire Cartoon” Saloon’s upcoming animated feature
    My Father’s Dragon

    B.J. Quinn To mark World Book Day, which took place this past April 23rd, Netflix unveiled a sneak peek at Irish animation studio Cartoon Saloon’s upcoming animation, My Father’s Dragon. Based out of Kilkenny and founded in 1999, the five-time […]...
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  • DCC NOTES

    DCC NOTES

    Compiled by David Prendeville APRIL Councillors Tara Deacy and Deirdre Conroy put forward the motion that the committee support an urgent investigation regarding the speed and behaviour of traffic on the stretch of the lower Crumlin Road between Sundrive Road […]...
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  • Summer Movies Preview<br>7 must-see new movies<br>for the summer season

    Summer Movies Preview
    7 must-see new movies
    for the summer season

    B.J. Quinn The summer movie season is back! After two pandemic-plagued years filled with setbacks and delays, the movie business is right back on track. And if the box office successes of Spider-Man: No Way Home and – the film […]...
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  • IMMA Outdoors and IMMA Nights coming this Summer

    IMMA Outdoors and IMMA Nights coming this Summer

    David Prendeville IMMA recently launched IMMA Outdoors 2022, a vibrant artistic programme that turns the museum inside out and activates the 48 acres of the museum’s site at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham, through artist commissions, performances, music, talks, workshops, and […]...
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  • Muckross Park House<br>Site under threat as owners seek re-zoning

    Muckross Park House
    Site under threat as owners seek re-zoning

    Dermot Carmody A site around the historic Muckross Park House in Marlborough Road, Donnybrook, which includes the original house, buildings associated with the old convent and school and surrounding green area would be rezoned if a recent submission to Dublin […]...
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  • The ESB Swimming Club 2022 Gala

    The ESB Swimming Club 2022 Gala

    Two days of competition 1,835 entries 28 clubs 88 relay teams A record last set with Irish Olympians on the team SMASHED! It was a record breaking May bank holiday weekend at ESB Swim Club’s 71st Annual Swim Gala. Almost […]...
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