Dublin Treasures – Little Museum of Dublin

When TripAdvisor speaks, the world listens. Last year, the online resource named the Little Museum of Dublin as Ireland’s top museum in its Travellers’ Choice Award, pipping heavy-hitters like the Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum and the National Museum of Ireland on Kildare Street. More recently, they also bagged the European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage/Europa Nostra Award 2016. These accolades are all the more remarkable considering that the Little Museum of Dublin is a relative newbie, having opened up its doors in 2011.

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Urgent increase in Dublin office space needed – Lisney

An urgent increase in the amount of commercial space being constructed - particularly in Dublin - is needed in order to meet demand, according to estate agents' Lisney, who publish their 2018 outlook today. The outlook shows multinational tech firms continuing to dominate the market, with all but a small amount of the new space coming on stream already pre-let or reserved. Paul Hipwell, Divisional Director with Lisney, said the company expects that Facebook and Google will hold 4% of the capital's office space this year and he predicts that the dominance of the multinationals will increase. He said that during 2015-2016, the technology sector would have accounted for about a third of Dublin's office take-up but when you look at the end of 2017, they accounted for 42% of office space

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Showcase Ireland 2018

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Showcase - Ireland’s Creative Expo® is the first major trade event of the year. Your chance to explore the best of Ireland’s creativity from over 450 exhibitors including leading Irish designers and manufacturers and the very best emerging home grown creative talent. Take inspiration from our category curators who will present an edited selection of the most inspirational Irish design and craft at the show. Enjoy thought provoking workshops and presentations from Industry experts in our seminar area. When you are here take some time to discover Dublin, World Design Hub 2015 now one of Eur

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The Diversory Anniversary

T hirty years have now passed since Dublin’s so-called Millennium in 1988. In some ways, the effects of 1988 are still to be seen in the city – there was some meaningful civic engagement, with things like planted trees, new public spaces, and new monuments and art. There was the famous commemorative milk bottle, which found its way onto every mantlepiece in the capital, but there was also a lot of debate over whether it was the Millennium of Dublin at all, with some begrudgingly christening the event “The Aluminium” on the basis that it was bad history. More than any historic anniversary, Dublin’s celebrations owed more to the success of similar endeavours across the island. Corkonians may remember “Cork 800” in 1985, which remembered the 800th anniversary of the town charter, while 1984 witnessed “Galway 500”, marking the 500th anniversary of the granting of Galway’s town charter.

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Beauty and the Beast

The Helix

TheatreworX Productions return to The Helix this Christmas for yet another Christmas Panto success with their hilarious adaptation of Beauty and the Beast. Starring Orla Jennings as Beauty and Chris Corron as The Beast and causing as much trouble as possible; Paul Byrom will be rocking in the role of Gaston. Each year we go bigger and better than the year before - which may be one of the reasons we're consistently referred to as "The Best Panto in Dublin". Due to last year’s success we will have a sensory friendly production of the pantomime. Our adapted performance will take place

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Dinosaurs around the World

Ambassador Theatre

Dublin’s Ambassador Theatre presents Dinosaurs Around the World, now open for a limited time only. Dinosaurs Around the World takes you back in time on a dinosaur adventure and a tour of an Earth very different from today – a time before the continents as we know them existed, when lush landscapes covered Africa and greenery was the norm in Antarctica! With advanced animatronics, a multi-layered narrative, fossils, authentic casts, cutting-edge research and immersive design elements you’ll experience the Age of Reptiles as it comes to life! Dinosaurs Around the World invites you to gr

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Personal Space

Smock Alley Theatre

A black comedy about good people, none of whom are here. Personal Space tells three stories of mutual acquaintances who bring out the worst in each other. And then there’s a twist. An anthology of short comedies from Stephen Colfer. Hannah Mamalis and Peter McGann. Stephen Colfer is an actor and writer. He’s a co-creator of Dreamgun and a writer/performer of their sell out shows Chaos Theory, Mimes in Time and Dreamgun Film Reads. Hannah Mamalis is an actor, writer and comedian. She regularly writes and performs her own material and recently presented her one woman show The Egg is a

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Forgotten

Pavilion Theatre

Forgotten is one of a trio of plays by playwright and actor Pat Kinevane that will be presented by Fishamble at the Pavilion Theatre this winter and spring. Kinevane brings to life his own words in a spectacular performance that combines Irish storytelling with the traditional Japanese theatre style of Kabuki, which itself combines both dance and elaborate costumes. Forgotten tells the story of four forgotten voices of Ireland, all portrayed by Kinevane, each one left to see out their days in retirement homes around the country, their wisdom and experience lost to the world. A touchin

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Flavours of Art

National Gallery of Ireland

Feast your senses with an evening of masterpieces, music, and food at Flavours of Art in the National Gallery of Ireland. This exquisite evening celebrates the return of the JMW Turner watercolours, a much-loved annual exhibition which is showcased at the gallery each January. After you’ve taken a tour of the exhibition and immersed yourself in Turner’s awe-inspiring landscapes, you can unwind with a sumptuous buffet supper, before being regaled with live music. Whether you’re a long-time admirer of Turner’s work, or this is your first time visiting this wonderful annual exhib

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Dublin Chinese New Year Festival 2018

Across Dublin

Established in 2008, the Dublin Chinese New Year Festival (DCNYF) year-on-year celebrates, promotes and deepens the understanding of the Sino/Irish relationship. DCNYF is a Dublin City Council initiative and works closely with the Chinese Community in Ireland to present a diverse and exciting festival. In 2018, from February 16th to March 4th, the festival will celebrate The Year of the Dog and marks the 11th year of this internationally recognised festival.

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How Dublin Works: Stephen Quinn, Jobbio

In that famous TV ad for Donegal Catch, the hapless trawlerman’s recipe ideas are kept ‘on file. In a filing cabinet’. And that’s exactly where they’re going to stay. It was the realization that so many CVs suffer a similar fate that got Stephen Quinn wondering if there wasn’t a better way to organise the world of recruitment – and, he says, ‘bring an old-world industry to life’. Stephen is the CEO of Jobbio and established the company with his brother John Quinn in 2013. His idea was a digital platform that enables people to apply privately to companies they want to work for – with what Jobbio calls a ‘live bio

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The Vexillologist

It’s a fine brisk November morning when Dublin.ie meets up with Ed Boden at his office in Blessington Basin, the north side’s secret park. But we are not here to talk about Ed’s job as chief of parks today. No, we are talking about another curious string to Ed’s professional bow. Curious, quirky and colourful. Because Ed is the Dublin City Council vexillologist. “He’s the what?” I hear you say. Well join the club, I said it myself. But if you are stuck for the answer, we’ll give you a clue. A clue that comes from a recent Nobel Laureate who told us “The answer my friend is blowing in the wind, the answer is blowing in the wind.” Flags. It’s unlikely Dy

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MART for Art’s Sake

One of Rathmines’ smallest buildings happens to be one of the most distinctive, for it houses a Dublin art collective, MART. The old fire-station, with a classic engine-red door facing the main street, was built in 1847 soon after Rathmines became an independent “township”. Like the magnificent Rathmines Town Hall, the station was a symbol of township independence and civic pride. The fire crew based here played a big role battling the inferno, which blazed around Sackville Street during the

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Dublin Treasures – Leo Burdock’s, Dublin’s Oldest Chipper

When Justin Timberlake’s parents were there, where was Justin? This is a legitimate question when you look up at the Leo Burdock's Hall Of Fame. Justin’s parents are listed on the wall, while he himself is notably absent. The chipper is renowned for pulling in big names and listing them proudly on its wall. Spandau Ballet, Ray Charles, Ben Kinsley, even Edith Piaf. A possible supergroup? Bruce Springsteen was there just a few months ago. And he’s been before – the Boss is known for his love of fish and chips. They pull in other names too. Local ones, maybe less well known, who come time and time again.

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Dublin Treasures – Temple Bar Icon Walk

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

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A Vision for Dublin 2050

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