Dublin Photo Diary: Aidan Kelly

As part of our ongoing Dublin Photo Diary series, we showcase the best of Dublin based Photographers. This week we feature the work of Aidan Kelly. Having worked for such clients such as Mercury Prize nominee Gemma Hayes, Gavin Friday, Ruby works records, Brown Thomas, Jameson Irish Whiskey, U2, Sony, Rodrigo y Gabriella, Choice Cuts music with Candi Staton, Axis Ballymun for the Irish Arts Council, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Channel 4 UK with renowned playwright Martin MacDonagh, Oscar winning Fantastic Films, Ireland and many others, Aidan has certainly built a formidable reputation in the industry.

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Luas Cross City Augurs Change in Broombridge

Broombridge is a station with a reputation. From the tales that came out of it during the 2000s, it seemed as if local youths were waging a guerilla war on public transport. Search for the station online, and you get horror stories on Boards.ie – arson, stone-throwing, trains not stopping on Garda advice.


Meet A Dubliner: Carol Cosgrove, Mother

I’m from Clondalkin, and I’ve recently set up a support group for people who are bereaved by suicide, having lost my own son Daniel to suicide in 2014. It’s been running for a couple of months now. There are no support groups out there specifically for parents, so I set up my own one. We have eight people in the group, and we meet up every two weeks locally, in a house connected to St Ronan’s Church

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‘Synger’–An Irishman’s Diary on Synge Street CBS in the Sixties

There are times when everyone else seems to be getting their spoke in and you feel the need to have your say. The subject in question is the Christian Brothers’ School at Synge Street in Dublin 8 which has featured in a film where the title is spelt as Sing Street and, more recently, in the documentary programme on RTÉ entitled Last Orders with Gay Byrne.


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 Great Pink Run

Phoenix Park

The Great Pink Run has two events on offer - A 10k Challenge & 5km Run, Jog or Walk and, will take place on Saturday 29th August 2015 in The Phoenix Park, where families, young and old will be encouraged to participate, dressed in pink! This event will raise much needed funding for breast cancer research programmes in Ireland. There will be plenty of prizes and lots of fun and excitement for all the family

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What's On

Pygmalion by Bernard Shaw

Smock Alley Theatre

Smock Alley presents as its sixth in-house production, Bernard Shaw’s most popular and best loved play, Pygmalion. Tickets are €18 / €15. Brunch and dinner menus are available.Eccentric linguistics Professor Henry Higgins attempts to transform unrefined flower seller Eliza Doolittle into a Duchess. For a bet.Regarded as one of the greatest comedies in the English language for its sharp wit and subversiveness, this gloriously witty and enchanting story was the inspiration for the Oscar winning film ‘My Fair Lady’.This hilarious classic of world literature is a satirical t

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People's Photography Exhibition

St. Stephen's Green

The People’s Photography Exhibition is a unique opportunity to enjoy a showcase of striking images in a relaxed atmosphere in the heart of Dublin city. This Summer’s event features a diverse selection of work from enthusiasts, clubs and international award winning professionals. Themes on display include landscape, monochrome, photojournalism, portraiture, creative, nature, analogue, digital and abstract photography. The originality and creativeness of the many imaginative displays will be greatly appreciated not only by those looking for a fun day out with a great atmosphere in the city b

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Family BBQ with Puppet Theatre

Séamus Ennis Arts Centre

Celebrate Summer at the last of our family BBQ’s with entertainment for young and old at 3pm by the wonderful Moon & Sixpence Puppet Theatre (Ireland’s travelling Marionette Theatre); presenting a cheeky version of Red Riding Hood, featuring the classic fairy-tale characters and a talking dustbin who encourages children to pick up litter. Performed live with music and sound effects, this string puppet production draws plenty of audience participation, as much from adults as from children. Don’t miss the balloon modelling and face-painting from 2:30pm too! Please note; this is an ou

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Wright Venue

Having recently sold out shows in Dublin’s Vicar Street, the Olympia Theatre and the Cork Opera House we are delighted to welcome Aslan toThe Wright Venue for the first time.

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VATeir Fly-in 2016

Carlton Hotel

After an absence of several years VATeir—the Irish vACC of the VATSIM network—is glad to annouce its 2016 Fly-in. Taking place in the Cloud Suite of the Carlton Hotel at Dublin airport, you will be able to watch VATeir's finest controllers in action as they control virtual pilots live on the VATSIM network, while outside you will be able to take in an unobstructed view of Dublin airport's ramp from the outdoor balcony. For VATeir members there will be a €20 charge to cover the cost of the room. Entry to members of the public is free. You are more than welcome to call in to watch VA

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Dalkey Lobster Fest


Dalkey Lobster Fest is a fusion of local seafood and the best of current global jazz musicians with lots of fun events for all the family to enjoy. There are lots of free events on throughout the day. It’s a fantastic weekend for all the family. So come along and enjoy some crab, lobster and all that jazz. 

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11 Things About Living in Dublin

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