Vampire jets and vases at Collins Barracks

The National Museum of Ireland… No, wait a second: ‘the National Museums of Ireland’. That’s right, there’s actually four of them – at four different sites. Three of them are purpose-built; the buildings have always been museums: that’s the Natural History Museum on Merrion Street, the Archaeology Museum on Kildare Street and the Museum of Country Life in Castlebar, Co Mayo. The fourth site, Collins Barracks – which accommodates the Museum of Decorative Arts and History ̵

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Vodafone Comedy Festival announces an all-star line-up for 2018

With over 100 acclaimed performers from Ireland and abroad, the 2018 Vodafone Comedy Festival is shaping up to be an unmissable weekend on the Irish comedy scene. Tommy Tiernan, Deirdre O'Kane, Blindboy Boatclub, Jason Byrne, Nicole Byer, Neil Delamere, Alison Spittle, Jarlath Regan, Joanne McNally, Katherine Lynch, Aidan Bishop, David O'Doherty and many more will be performing across the four-day festival in the Iveagh Gardens from Thursday, 26th to Sunday, 29th of July.


Private education in Dublin

Private schools in Dublin What are your options and is it worth it? Choosing a school for your child is a big decision and one that weighs heavily on many parents and guardians. If you go for a fee-paying institution, what are your options? If you’re a parent who wants your child privately educated in Dublin, is it really worth paying for? What should you consider before making the call? And what sort of money are you looking at paying? Here’s’s Q&A guide to fee-paying schools How many fee-paying schools are there? There are 33 fee-paying schools in Dublin, the majority of which are conc

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Cork Street: The Death & Life of a City Street

The proposals to widen Cork Street go back to 1941 and caused great damage and ‘planning blight’ to the area over the next six decades until the new widened road was finally completed in 2003. Over the years there were campaigns by locals and environmental activists at various times to stop or modify the road widening and new road construction proposals. The street has become something of a touchstone for the neglect of the city centre that occurred in the latter decades of the 20th century, as inner city residents moved to new suburbs and the demands of traffic grew, as well as a major challenge (and opportunity) for the developing urbanism of recent years. A period of redevelopment between 2003 and 2010 produced some notable new buildings and brought new residents to the street, with large residential schemes such as Timberyard and Southgate. The street is now set about a second phase of reconstruction in tandem with a regeneration of neighbouring Newmarket.


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The Snapper

Gate Theatre

The Snapper offers a wickedly funny account of the ups and downs of family life and pregnancy in Northside Dublin of the late 1980s. It is salty and sweet and the Gate Theatre sits right next door to the Rotunda Hospital where Sharon’s baby ‘the snapper’ is born… Please note, children must be accompanied by an adult. This production contains adult themes and strong language. Parental discretion is advised.

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Abbey Theatre

The Abbey Theatre presents Dermot Bolger’s brilliantly adapted, vibrant version of James Joyce’s classic in a thrilling production for theatre. Bloom’s odyssey is a pandemonium of live music, puppets, dancing, clowning, bowler hats and kazoos. It’s Ulysses as you’ve never imagined it before, a superbly theatrical homage to Joyce’s chronicle of Dublin life and the greatest novel of all time. Created by Abbey Theatre Director Graham McLaren, our production is absurd, brilliant and oodles of fun.

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SoftCo Series | Ireland v Canada

Pembroke Wanderers Hockey Club

The Green Army will face Canada in 2 matches as part of the SoftCo Series on June 15th and 16th in Pembroke Wanderers. The fixtures are the first home games of their World Cup preparation and are a great opportunity to see the Green Army in action! As well as two great matches, there will be a fun zone, Hockey Skills Challenge, spot prizes and free thunder sticks for all children. Tickets will be available on the gate: Children-Free / Adults- €10 for 1 match or €15 for both matches

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NCAD Graduate Exhibition

NCAD, Thomas St / The Annex, James' St

Students graduating from the National College of Art & Design this year will exhibit their work at the College's annual Graduate Exhibition. The NCAD Graduate Exhibition 2018 features the work of graduates from across NCAD's four Schools of Fine Art, Design, Education and Visual Culture, together with postgraduates from the MFA in Fine Art, MFA in Digital Art and MFA Design programmes. In addition, a selection of work in progress is on display by postgraduates in the MA Interaction Design and MSc Medical Device Design. The exhibition presents an opportunity for the leading artists, d

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Maynooth University Open Day

Maynooth University

The Times Higher Education  Young Universities in the World ranking places Maynooth among the top 50 universities under 50 years old. With over a third of academic staff coming from abroad and many of our own academics and graduates working internationally, Maynooth University has built up a wealth of global connections. Students are at the heart of everything - Maynooth University prioritise your student experience, both academically and socially to ensure that you graduate with the best set of skills to help you succeed in the world, whatever you decide to do. Throughout the Open Da

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Colour Dash 5k

Phoenix Park

Ireland's most fun 5k family fun run is back this summer, returning to Phoenix Park in Dublin on Sunday, June 17, 2018. How Colour Dash works: At Colour Dash, participants run, walk or jog as they are pelted by powdered paint at each kilometre along the route. Each km represents a different cancer as well as cancer survivorship. Buy your ticket online or by calling us on CallSave 1850 60 60 60. Once registered you'll receive a letter with your wristbands which you bring to the event to get your Colour Dash t-shirt. Colour Dash ticket prices: Adult tickets (12 years & over

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  • artscouncil_ie Arts Council Ireland

    Bursary awards are open in 6 artform and arts practice areas: Arts Participation; Literature; Dámhachtain sparánachta litríochta don ghaeilge; Traditional arts; Visual arts; and Young People, Children and Education. Deadline: 17:30, Thursday 12 July.

  • Entirl Enterprise Ireland

    Data Chemist, a @tcddublin spin-out, has raised $1.2m. The firm hopes to develop its product and grow internationally with the fund:

  • GECinD8 The GEC

    In need of a midweek pick-me up? Make sure you have your tickets for you and your team have purchased from reception here @GECinD8 for our Summer BBQ! #events #gec #BestPlacetoGrow #BestPlacetoBBQ #fiesta #SummerAtTheGEC

  • dublinbusnews Dublin Bus

    #DBSvcUpdate Diversions on Routes #DB15a and #DB15b on Tuesday 26 June 2018

  • TFIupdates TransportForIreland

    Heading to enjoy the Dublin Pride festivities this June (21st-30th)? We're no Mystic Meg but we predict it'll be- Phenomenal Radiant Incredible Delightful Extravagant The best way to get there is by public transport, for your options visit @tfiupdates

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Dublin Treasures – Sunlight Chambers

‘Sunlight Chambers’, it says over the door of the office building on the corner of Parliament Street and Essex Quay. What a lovely name! But why is the building called that? Facing north across the Liffey, it certainly wasn’t catching many rays when visited on a day in December. With its arched windows and overhanging eaves, it looks like an Italian palace, built perhaps for a cadet branch of the Medici family c1500. But hang on a second, what’s with the strange 3D decorations stuck on the walls of the first and second storeys? There’s nude babies, a donkey, a man building a boat, two men constructing an arch, a bunch of Renaissance-styl

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Space Engagers

If you live in Dublin, it’s almost impossible not to be aware of the shortage of affordable housing. If you haven’t joined the back of a long queue to view a property in recent years, chances are you know a lot of people that have. And for many the consequences can be far worse; about 140 people sleep rough every night, there are some 3,000 homeless who are dependent on hotels and B&Bs, and a further 100,000 are on social housing waiting lists. It’s something that’s garnered a lot of media & governmental attention, and often the solutions proffered are quite grandiose; build up and build quickly. As a nation, we tend to have a penchant for the new when it comes to housing. While that may be a part of the solution, it’s certainly not the only approach. In every corner of this city, there are spaces going to waste.

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Dublin Uncovered: Skerries

A seaside town that’s worth its salt all year round. North of Dublin city in Fingal you’ll find the seaside town of Skerries. Bustling in summer months, the beaches are full to the brim with tourists and city dwellers looking to dip a toe in the sea. But Irish seaside towns take on a different vibe during the autumnal months and Skerries is still worth the excursion beyond September. At this time of the year, you’ll find plenty of people braving some wind for a good ol’ stroll along the seafront. The sea air, a tried and tested cure for what ails ya, feels just as good in your lungs in November as it does in July. The name Skerries originally comes from the Norse w

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The Flower Factory

The bedding in your local park, the roundabout at the end of your road, the planter on the quays: Dublin’s famous for its bursts of floral colour. Any journey you make in the city is likely to take you past some cheery display. But did you know that every plant you see comes from a single nursery, lovingly grown from seed to flower? St. Anne’s Park on the northside of the city is an embarrassment of riches. Its the second largest public park in the Dublin area, the grounds of the former estate of Lord and Lady

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The Ruby Sessions

Sometimes the queue for the Ruby Sessions is so long that it snakes down the stairs of Doyle’s pub and out the door around past the old plaque on the wall that says “Good times are coming/Be they ever so far away” and down into the dark and puddles of Fleet Street. If you find yourself that far back, your chances of getting in are very far away indeed. These are the nights when word has leaked out into the world that a ‘Very Special Guest’ will be taking to the mic of the renowned live music night, and for the price of a six euro charity donation, you too could be part of the intimate gathering that surrounds the candlelit stage. Ed Sheeran, Damien Rice, Paulo Nutini, T

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Dublin: An Aquatic Adventure