• This is Poolbeg

    This is Poolbeg

    We should all be familiar with the iconic, classic red Poolbeg Lighthouse at the mouth of the River Liffey and located on the Great South Wall (because the walk is a trek and a half!~approx 11km) But it is a beloved landmark in our area of Ringsend, Irishtown and Sandymount that dates back to 1767 and still remains ...
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  • The Editor's Corner – Apr/May 2024

    The Editor’s Corner – Apr/May 2024

    In a world dominated by mobile phones and video games, encouraging young people to read and develop a love of books has probably never been more important. The reading habit needs to be instilled at a young age. In a new initiative to help boost child literacy, Enterprise Mobility and Children’s Books...
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  • The Accidental Writer who may be the next Big Thing . . .

    The Accidental Writer who may be the next Big Thing . . .

    We are experiencing something of a renaissance of Irish female writers at the moment. New talent such as Catherine Prasifka, Emilie Pine, Evie Gaughan, and Louise Nealon (reviewed in last issue), are exploding on the scene. And now a new name – Ruth O’Leary – can be added to that star-studded list....
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  • Get ready for the 2024 Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon!

    Get ready for the 2024 Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon!

    A group of inspiring women came together in Dublin to officially launch the 2024 Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon. The 10km event, now in its 42nd year, will take place on Sunday June 2nd at 12:30pm. Over 20,000 women are expected to participate this year and the event is open to all those who wish to walk, jog or run...
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  • EcoKidz: How Children are Changing our World

    EcoKidz: How Children are Changing our World

    What exactly are EcoKidz? It’s very much the brainchild of Mary Coyne and began here in Sandymount. Mary told NewsFour: “We are four preschool and after schools in Dublin 2 and Dublin 4. We wanted to focus on caring for our planet and we encourage our children to recycle and reduce energy costs...
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  • Fashion Pressure just got Flipped!

    Fashion Pressure just got Flipped!

    The Sandymount Park teenagers were among 47 teams from secondary schools in Leinster, who spoke out on a host of topical issues, including homelessness, inclusion, gender equality, the “pink tax”, sustainability and fast fashion. The students from Sandymount Park presented their Flip Fast Fashion project...
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  • Ringsend International Airport 

    Ringsend International Airport 

    While it may seem strange to the readers to think of an aerodrome at Ringsend, the concept is not a particularly new one. Indeed, it had been floated as far back as 1930 and was taken even further in 1935 when a proposal by Desmond McAteer was published in Studies: An Irish Quarterly Review. McAteer envisioned the reclamation...
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  • The Lacey Report

    The Lacey Report

    Early February saw the Dodder Greenway section from Ballsbridge to Donnybrook finally opened. I was delighted to have been invited by the Lord Mayor of Dublin to represent him and cut the ribbon alongside the Minister for Transport and Local TD Eamon Ryan....
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  • Turning Heads

    Turning Heads

    This very impressive showcase brings together masterworks by famous Dutch and Flemish artists of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. A collaboration between the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp and the National Gallery of Ireland, Turning Heads: Rubens, Rembrandt and Vermeer...
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  • Danspire: Everybody Dance Now . . .

    Danspire: Everybody Dance Now . . .

    If those New Year's resolutions of getting fit have fallen by the wayside by now (they definitely have! - Ed), and you feel a bit deflated, it is never too late to start looking after yourself and getting back on the exercise horse. Shauna Tilley and Danielle Doolin from Danspire are here to get you back on track with three adult dance...
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