Pitching itself as “the greatest story ever strolled”, the Icon Walk cracks the heart of the Irish people wide open and tie-dyes the backstreets of Temple Bar with its vibrant colours.
Like spokes from a hub, the walk’s rainbow-painted laneways radiate outwards from The Icon Factory, a gallery and shop at the corner of Aston Place and Bedford Lane. Founded in 2009 by Barney Phair, this not-for-profit artists’ co-operative is run for the benefit of the many creatives that ply their wares here.
These streets are an unexpected treasure trove of culture and colour, splashed across spray-p
An Post plans to deliver promise of zero-emission urban fleet by 2022
Starting with Dublin in 2019, An Post is planning to replace its polluting urban fleet with EVs in three years’ time. At an announcement this morning (20 February), the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment Richard Bruton, TD, confirmed that the nation’s postal service, An Post, will be making big changes to how it delivers post in the years to come. It has promised that by the end of 2019, all deliveries in Dublin city centre will be made using zero-emission modes of transport such as EVs (including vans) and bicycles. This, the Minister said, would be part of the company’s ‘Post Eco’ plan to remove all carbon emissions from its service by 2050. Also, under the plan, the zero-emission postal deliveries strategy will be expanded to Cork, Galway, Kilkenny, Limerick and Waterford by 2020. A total of 750 EVs will gradually replace older, urban vehicles by 2022, with a total of 200 being put on Irish roads this year.
dlr Heritage Events are delighted to host three evenings of Local Traditional Irish Music and Song from award winning Local traditional musicians in the wonderful setting of Marlay House. If this event does not sell out, there will be a limited number of tickets available at the door each evening.
The music nights will take place on the following nights:
Friday 22/2/2019 - Woods Family (Traditional Music and Singing)/ Róisín Chambers (Singing).
Friday 29/3/2019 - Moynagh Family (Traditional Music)/ Mac Uilleagóid Family (Traditional Music).
Friday 26/4/2019 - Cathal Croke (Uille
The afternoon is full of orange light and autumn leaves when I make my way down the path into IMMA. Not that all this gentle nature would have been of much artistic concern to Lucian Freud, the new star of the show around these parts. Freud was a visceral painter of the flesh, fascinated by the heft of a belly or the sag of the skin. Every good painting requires a little bit of poison, he said. IMMA’s new collection, The Freud Project, is comprised of fifty paintings and etchings on loan from private collections. The IMMA Garden Galleries are now the Freud Centre and there I meet Patricia Brennan of the Visitor Engagement Team who is happy to share some of her knowledge of the modern master.
Vox fanzine: Dark dispatches from Dublin’s post-punk scene
Dublin fanzine Vox was first published at the start of the 1980s. For the first three years of the new decade, it was a cardiograph of the culture around what is generally termed “post-punk music”. The beating heart of its focus – emergent bands in Ireland (mainly Dublin) and across England – meant a great deal to a small number of people. This music had evolved from the petered-out anarchic energies and attitudes of 1977: almost immediately, something new had crawled onto the radar, something darker and brimming with ideas. Joy Division, The Fall and Wire may be the best-known examples, but they stand in stark contrast to each other, as did hundreds of other bands in the same exciting quarry – it is not musical style they had in common but ambition and approach.
The visit of the Southern Kings to the RDS will be an opportunity to see many of Leinster's talented youngsters get a chance to shine on the hallowed RDS turf.
With the game taking place in the middle of the busy Six Nations schedule, many of Leinster's frontline senior internationals will be away with the Irish squad, giving the boys in blue an opportunity to blood some of the long line of talented players from their youth ranks.
At last season's 67-7 blowout win, up-and-coming outhalf Ciarán Frawley bagged 19 points and the Man of the Match award in his first start for Leinster. The S
Scene + Heard is a Dublin 8 based festival that showcases the best tasters of never-before-seen theatre, comedy + music from the North, South, West + East of Ireland.
This year we have programmed a variety of wild + wonderful performances [over 105 in fact!] within 60 minutes, at very happy prices. You (the audience) can become part of the work by giving your review - by Secret Ballot, Video Booth, Tablet Tale or the 4word Twitter Challenge.
Martin McDonagh's work is known and loved by both theatre and film audiences alike. The Cripple of Inishmaan is set on the small Aran Islands community of Inishmaan (Inis Meáin), off the Western Coast of Ireland in 1934, where the inhabitants are excited to learn of a Hollywood film crew's arrival in neighbouring Inishmore (Inis Mór) to make a documentary about life on the islands. 'Cripple' Billy Claven, eager to escape the gossip, poverty and boredom of Inishmaan, vies for a part in the film and to everyone's surprise, the orphan and outcast gets his chance… or so some believe.
The Audi Dublin International Film Festival is Ireland's biggest celebration of Irish and International Feature Film. The festival takes place each year in Spring and in 2012 showed over 140 of the very best films from 30 countries worldwide. As well as a jam packed program of film, the festival presents a wide array of movie events ranging from the glitz and glamour of the red carpet to outdoor cinema installations that take place right across the city to industry masterclasses.
Open Day is an information event for all current and prospective art and design students who want to progress through part-time accredited study to certificate and diploma level. Whether you are currently on a non-credit beginners or intermediate course, or are a certificate student, this is a must for anyone who wants more information on CEAD Certificate courses, or the CEAD Part-Time Diploma in Art and Design.
Tutors and students from the certificate and diploma courses will be available to chat and answer questions about the teaching and learning experience at CEAD, NCAD. There will be p
Expanding on the success of the inaugural Dublin Guitar Symposium, this event will gather some of the most distinguished and highly regarded scholars and musicians of the classical guitar.
Over the past twenty years or so, an explosion in classical guitar research has been gradually redressing the balance for what James Tyler described as a 'neglected' instrument. It is now understood that musical practices, and to some extent the study of musical practices, of the classical guitar are technically, aesthetically and culturally mediated by the instrument. The theme of the Dublin Guitar Sympo
A story of unfilled potential, The Wickedness of Oz follows a day in the life of a travel agent with a penchant for 1960's musicals. Debbie McInerney's day spirals into a mire of self-doubt when she wakes up to a newsfeed clogged with expats having the time of their lives. Convincing herself that there's no place like home, Debbie is forced to face reality when her boyfriend tells her he has some news.
Preview: 7.45pm - February 25th, €18.
Matinee: 3pm - March 2nd, €18.
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 ̵
‘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 Dublin.ie 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
Joyce, O’Casey, Beckett – you can’t even cross the Liffey without acknowledging Dublin’s literary heritage in the names of its bridges.
The ubiquitous blue plaques marking writers’ birthplaces and residences are in such abundance, we can lose sight of how spoiled we are for old haunts of the literary greats: Wittgenstein on Parkgate Street, Bernard Shaw on Synge Street, Bram Stoker on Marino Crescent – even the Irish Writers’ Centre on Parnell Square.
So yes, for a thorough literary tour, there is the option to get out the map and go wandering. Make a Yeatsian pilgrimage to Sandymount Avenue to
We all know Grand Canal as the home of Google but unbeknownst to many, tucked among the tech giants is a building where ancient crafts are still practised, The Design Tower. The Tower’s seven stories of studios play host to jewellers, fashion designers, conservationists and more.
In the fourth instalment in our series exploring The Design Tower, Dublin.ie meets sculptor and painter Elizabeth O’Kane to talk about her path to art, her craft and the building itself.
I always wanted to be an artist but I went to quite an academic school in Northern Ireland. I completely messed up my art paper and thoug
Mattress Mick’s got nothing on this. This is the greatest gathering of mattresses you’ve ever seen, taking up most of the floor space in a warehouse in Glasnevin.
With stacks and stacks of the things 20 and 30 deep, even the most sensitive of princesses could get a decent 40 winks here. If it wasn’t, that is, for the occasional high-pitched squishing noise coming from the machine that bales-up mattress innards in preparation for recycling.
Eco Mattress does two very valuable things simultaneously. As a social enterprise, it provides jobs and hands-on work experience for p
Renata Sperandio is the director of the Istituto Italiano di Cultura Dublino, the Dublin branch of the Italian cultural institute.
Renata, from Belluno in the Veneto region of Italy, has been in Dublin for three years. She has another three to go before her next posting. And, God bless her, she’s learning Irish – with the help of Duolingo, the well-known Irish language learning app.
‘Duolingo’s on my phone too’, says Dublin.ie. ‘It’s terrific.’ ‘Is it?’, asks Renata. ‘Well, yes it is’, I explain. Duolingo does an excellent job indeed. But it’s got its work cut out for it – because, make no mistake