Dublin Uncovered: Crossing Harold’s Cross

Why do any of us choose what part of the city we live in? Budget usually dictates, as well as practicalities – Is it near a Luas stop? What are the local schools like? – or sometimes, well, it’s just for random reasons. Occasionally, we’ll get a yen to live somewhere in particular, because we’ve decided we like its village vibe. When I moved to Harold’s Cross six years ago, my motivation was less notional and more prosaic. We’re talking about a room in a very nice house, with people I liked and most importantly of all, it was only twenty minutes’ walk into Dublin’s city centre.

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Multi-million investment for inner-city Dublin projects

The Government has announced multi-million euro investments for Dublin's inner city, including a €25m regeneration of Dolphin's Barn flat complex. The first phase of the Dolphin's Barn project will involve the creation of 100 social housing units and is expected to be completed within two years. Ultimately 400 units will be built over an eight-year period. Dolphin's Barn residents at one stage took a case to the European Court of Human Rights over conditions in the complex, which included severe damp and sewage pollution.


Dublin Treasures – The Long Hall

One of the reassuring signs of an economy in recovery is the proliferance of new bars and eateries in town. The microcosm of South Great George’s Street, moving into Aungier, Wexford and Camden Street is a good example. Recent months have seen several new venues pop up, and already they seem like they’ve always been part of the (shabby-chic) furniture - places such as the achingly hip Chelsea Drug Store, JT Pims and a brasserie-style extension to L’Gueuleton restaurant, which doesn’t seem to have a name of it's’ own and is simply signposted as ‘Bar’.

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Where Tech Meets Social: Marko’s role in Storyful

Marko toyed with the idea of moving to Germany before he decided Ireland was a better option. “I knew a little bit about Ireland,” explains the 32-year-old from Croatia. “I knew for example that the people were warm and friendly, that it had good music and beautiful scenery, and I’d read up on some of its history.” On top of this, the fact that English is the main language and that there’s a vibrant tech industry here made Ireland an attractive option for him. Securing a job with Storyful – a news and social brand agency – as a software developer and backend engineer, Marko made the move less than a year ago.


Things to do

View the stunning book of Kells that dates from 800AD at Trinity College, stand atop Howth Hill and watch the sun set over the city, enjoy a drink and the craic of a traditional music session in a pub. With Ireland’s National Museums and Galleries located in Dublin, there’s plenty to see for the culturally inclined. There are hundreds of public parks and gardens all across the Dublin region, some large, some small, some modern and some dating back hundreds of years. Dublin’s got so much to show you that even the locals are still discovering it.

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The 98FM Big Slide Home with HB

Winetavern Street

Get your swimsuit ready because Dublin’s 98FM is bringing you the BIG SLIDE HOME with HB Ice Cream and Dublin County Council! In the first event of its kind in Ireland, a 260FT waterslide will be constructed in Dublin City Centre on Winetavern Street (near Christchurch Cathedral). On Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th July, between 12pm-6pm, this two lane inflatable slide (5mt wide) will run from the arch of the Cathedral down to the base of the hill and will give listeners the chance to travel through Christchurch like never before! Wannabe sliders will need to stay tuned to 98FM and following

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Once | The Musical

Olympia Theatre

Once is full of glorious music and authentic Irish charm. With songs including the Oscar-winning Falling Slowly, this funny, moving and life-affirming love story has captured hearts around the world.Based on the movie sensation of the same name, filmed and set in Dublin, the show tells the life-changing love story of ‘Guy’ and ‘Girl’, two musicians – he’s Irish, she’s Czech – who meet by chance on a Dublin street and create something wonderful together. Once features music and lyrics by Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová and a Tony award-winning book by Enda Walsh.

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The Hellfire Squad

Project Arts Centre

After the Rising, Michael Collins put together a list of the hardiest individuals in all 32 counties to form an elite military unit. This unit embarked on a campaign of subterfuge, misinformation, political assassination, espionage and general divilment. So begins the tale of The Hellfire Squad! Preview: 18 Jul 8.15pm - €12 Dates: 19 to 23 Jul 8.15pm - €16/14 Matinee: 23 Jul 2.30pm - €14 This new play from Peter McGann and John Morton of Devious Theatre is a fiercely comical, action-packed story of mismatched assassins with different agendas but the same targets. The legen

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Dublin Maker

Merrion Square

Dublin Maker is a free to attend, community run event, which will be held on Saturday July 23rd, 2016 in Merrion Square, Dublin. Dublin Maker takes the form of a “show and tell” experience where inventors/makers sourced through an open call, will have an opportunity to showcase their creations at individual booths in a carnival atmosphere. It is a family friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the maker movement. It’s a place where people show what they are making and share what they are learning.

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Discover Ireland Dublin Horse Show


The Dublin Horse Show has something for everyone. Whether you want to see exciting horse classes, view international show jumping or you are just looking for a fun day out with family or friends - the Dublin Horse Show is the place to be.

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Liberties Festival


The Liberties Festival is one of Ireland’s oldest and longest running festivals. With some 80% of the events being free, the Liberties Festival has become a highlight of the summer in Dublin. Enjoy a series of family-friendly, sporting and community events, and an exciting multi-cultural and arts programme encompassing visual art, film, dance, comedy, literature and music. The Festival launches on Monday 18 July with the opening of a fascinating exhibition, The Liberties 1980-1986, featuring the photographs of former news photographer, Tom Hankey, in Teeling Whiskey Distillery an

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Level Up Human

Paccar Theatre

Evolution has gotten lazy and needs a prod! Combining gene splicing and transhumanism, medical advancement and surgical enhancement, biology and ambition, Level Up Human takes a lighthearted look at what it means to be human, and what the alternatives might be.

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