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Dublin’s Bubbling Art Scene

Dublin’s Bubbling Art Scene February 20, 2011 | What's New | Read More
The independent Dublin art  scene is buzzing at the moment.  Taking advantage of these recessionary times, artists are exploiting a surplus of empty buildings and transforming them into creative spaces for gallery exhibitions, live performances and gigs. BASIC SPACE Next to the well known venue of...

Temple Bar Traditional Music Festival

Temple Bar Traditional Music Festival January 14, 2011 | What's New | Read More
Temple Bar Tradfest Event: TradFest Date: 26th-30th Jan 2011 Location: Temple Bar Cost: buy tickets To kick start the New Year one of the first big cultural festivals to take place in 2011 is The Temple Bar traditional music festival  TradFest. It will take place again this year between 26 –30...

Dublin’s New Years Eve Festival

Dublin’s New Years Eve Festival December 24, 2010 | What's New | Read More
Fireworks in Dublin Solas, Festival of Light Date: Thursday 30th December Venue: Dublin Castle Time: 4.30pm Cost: Free This is the first event and will launch the 3 day festival. Dublin Castle is the location for this spectacle of light and illumination. This is a family friendly event which is open...

Stuck in Dublin During the Holidays? Enjoy it!

Stuck in Dublin During the Holidays? Enjoy it! October 31, 2010 | What's New | Read More
Dublin Airport New Terminal Dublin Aiport may not be the most exciting place to be stranded but there are some ways to ease the pain of a delay. Dublin Airport Tips 1) There is wifi and internet access available throughout the airport use this time to send some emails to friends and family 2) Take the...

What to wear in Dublin

What to wear in Dublin October 29, 2010 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
The Rugger A young male normally from a fee paying southside school who’s life revolves around rugby. The Rugger Hugger teenage girl, (usually from a fee-paying south dublin private school) with an unhealthy fixation with rugby-playing teenage boys from similar fee-paying private schools in south...

Halloween in Dublin

Halloween in Dublin October 28, 2010 | Events, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Bram Stoker in Dublin Did you know that Bram Stoker the famous author of spooky novel ‘Dracula’ was originally from Dublin? His former home is situated in Kildare Street in central Dublin and you can see a commemorative plaque outside the building dedicated to his honour. The name ‘Dracula’...

Dublin Photo – Art on the Liffey

Dublin Photo – Art on the Liffey September 30, 2010 | Events, What's New | Read More
Irish contemporary artist Fergal McCarthy’s visionary new project LiffeyTown will have its world premiere at this year’s Festival. A public art installation of floating red and green houses, LiffeyTown will be moored on the River Liffey for the duration of the Festival. Do the houses mirror the...

Are you wacky enough for an oddball tour?

Are you wacky enough for an oddball tour? September 21, 2010 | Events, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
A new tour operator has been set up in Ireland called Oddball Tours. They aim to highlight the truly wacky side of Ireland normally overlooked by most other tour guides or tours.  I have to admit some of the tours really are odd. Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival Next year the Dublin Zombie Walk will...

Photo Friday – Sand Castles at Dublin Castle

Photo Friday – Sand Castles at Dublin Castle August 20, 2010 | What's New | Read More
Sandcastle in Dublin Castle Sand sculpture  exhibition will be held  in the courtyard of Dublin Castle  until the end of August to transform 80 tonnes of sand into amazingly detailed sculptures. The sculpture group, Duthain Dealbh whose name means ‘Fleeting Sculpture’, will carve several...

How to use Dublin’s public bike system

How to use Dublin’s public bike system August 19, 2010 | What's New | Read More
Dublin joins the list of great cities to have its own bike sharing scheme, including Seville, Brussels, Vienna, Paris and many more. The Dublin bike scheme is a hugely successful public transport operation. The 1 millionth bike rental occurred on the 14th August, less than one year since the scheme...