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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

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”

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

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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AsIAm: Dublin Run for Autism to take place August Bank Holiday!

12 July 2022: This August Bank Holiday weekend make sure to sign-up for what will be a brilliant family fun day at Clondalkin’s Corkagh Park, Dublin 22. On Sunday 31st July the ‘AsIAm 5K Run4Autism’ takes place with lots of fun and entertainment on offer! Members of […]

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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, 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

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
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

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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