Gavin happy with ruthless second-half Dublin display

Dublin manager Jim Gavin was satisfied with another Leinster title after their comfortable 16-point win over Meath at Croke Park. The Dubs started sluggishly, and took over 11 minutes to finally register a score. But from there, against a mis-firing Royals outfit, they pulled away and were never behind. They finished very strongly, and Con O'Callaghan's late goal put a sheen on the scoreboard - 1-17 to 0-04 the final score. "Overall we're happy with it," Gavin told RTÉ Sport's Clare McNamara afterwards. "We turned over quite a lot of ball, but at least the guys were going at the game. "In the second-half, we kept doing what we set out to do. We created a number of chances, and had a high return on the scoreboard. Over ten scores, which is pleasing to see.

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Velo-City 2019 - 'Cycling for the Ages'

The CCD

Dublin City Council host the Velo-City 2019 international cycling conference in the Convention Centre Dublin. The Velo-City conference is the European Cyclists' Federation (ECF) annual global cycling summit organised by the ECF and selected host cities. The Velo-City conference is the world's largest conference in the area of; cycling, cycling infrastructure, bicycle innovations, bicycle safety, and social/cultural changes driven by cycling on a global scale. The conference attracts those involved in technology, health, behavioural change, urban & infrastructure policies, mobility and t

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College Green traffic ban for three summer Sundays to test plaza plan

College Green in Dublin city centre will be traffic-free for three days this summer, the business representative group Dublin Chamber has confirmed. In a tweet it said College Green, the area in front of the Bank of Ireland, would be pedestrianised on Sunday July 21st, Sunday July 28th and Sunday August 4th. The aim is to test the popularity of a car-free plaza at College Green. A programme of family events are planned on these days to encourage people into the city centre. Dublin City Council has put forward a plan for a €10 million traffic-free plaza which has been rejected by An Bord Pleanála. The council is expected to reapply for permission for the plaza in the coming months.

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Dublin Pride Festival

The Dublin LGBTQ Pride Festival takes place from June 20th – 30th with events taking place across the city. We’ve highlighted a few of the festival events below but you can find the full programme at dublinpride.ie/events/

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National Bike Week

Nationwide

Bike Week is a celebration and promotion of all that's great about bikes and cycling. Held over a week in June of each year with bike themed events organised by local authorities, community groups and cycling groups throughout Ireland. From free bike checks, fun cycles, lunchtime city rides, heritage cycles, electric bike races, school cycling events, bike festivals, road races and much more. There's something for every age and ability. Join the fun at this year's Bike Week. Where will your bike take you?

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Dundrum Festival

Dundrum

Dundrum Festival - From opera to ballads, ballet to set dance, we have it all. The aim of the festival is to provide free summer entertainment and bring people into Dundrum while allowing local groups to showcase their talents.

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Liber Conference 2019

Trinity College

2019 marks the first time that LIBER’s Annual Conference will be held in Ireland. It will be located at Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin, and will be held in collaboration with CONUL, the Consortium of National and University Libraries. The conference brings library directors and their staff together for three days of networking and collaboration. Delegates mainly come from Europe but people from around the world are welcome, and we regularly welcome guests from countries including Australia, Canada and the United States. The goal of the conference is to identify the mo

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Olaf the Viking Coin Minter @ Dublinia

Dublinia

Back again at Dublinia from this weekend is Olaf the Viking Coin Minter! Watch Olaf demonstrate this special art of coin minting and listen as he shares his knowledge of Viking arts and crafts. Olaf will be at his workshop every Saturday throughout June, July and August (and also the full June and August bank holiday weekends). Don't miss your chance to meet him. Suitable for all ages Normal admission rates apply and no booking is necessary.

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Retro Drive-in Movies

Leopardstown Racecourse

98FM's Retro Drive-in Movies are returning to Leopardstown Racecourse from June 28th - 30th. Punters can rock up, roll in and watch the movies from the comfort of their car. You can even listen to the movie through your car radio. There will also be plenty of food available at the event including burgers, hotdogs, pizza, chips and doughnuts. Films being shown this year are: • Star Wars - Episode VIII, The Last Jedi • Stand By Me • Independence Day • The Hangover • American Pie

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Dublin Pride Festival

Dublin

Dublin LGBTQ+ Pride Parade first took place in 1983 and has been going ever since, getting bigger every year. In 2018, 60,000 people marched with us and as many watched on and cheered from the sidelines. In just a generation, our annual parade has grown from a handful of people to become of the biggest and most popular events in Ireland - Dublin Pride Festival. Along the way we have helped change the the laws and constitution of Ireland as well as the hearts and minds of many of our citizens. Of course, we're not finished yet and we still need your help to achieve the ideals and ideas that

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UCD’s Irish Folklore Centre

Folklore: leprechauns, legends and fireside stories, right? Not quite. If you go down to UCD today, you’ll find a very different story. From its origins with Irish folklore collectors who, from the 1920s, scrambled around the country on a mission to record traditions, the National Folklore Collection (NFC) has grown into one of the biggest and most impressive collections of folklore and oral traditions anywhere in the world. The collection itself consists of almost 4,000 volumes of bound folklore, much of it handwritten and a substantial portion of it collected by schoolchildren during a spec

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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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Looking Up

Dubliners… Think you’ve seen it all? Cast your eyes skyward. As charming as Dublin’s skyline is, it’s never exactly been noted for its towering buildings. Quite the opposite, in fact, with the highest towers in Dublin reaching an average of 60 metres, although construction is well under way for ‘The Exo‘, a 73m high structure that will sit alongside the 3Arena in Dublin’s Docklands. It’s perhaps because of Dublin’s low-rise nature that neither inhabitants nor visitors tend to look up very often. There’s also the likelihood that stopping and standing on a city centre street to

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Museum Dublin: Rock’n’Roll

Walking through Temple Bar on a midweek afternoon, the sounds of céilí bands and lads on guitars belting out U2 covers tumble out onto the street every time a pub door swings open. Buskers are so much a part of Dublin culture that Glen Hansard starred in an Oscar winning film about them. Phil Lynott’s statue off Grafton Street is often draped in rocker pilgrims from around the world, a replica of Rory Gallagher’s rusty guitar hangs over his own designated corner near Meeting House Square, and Whelan’s is a mecca for any serious music lover. Dublin’s rock heritage is as legendary as its literary one, with the city punching well above its weight on the international scene

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BIMM: Music in the making

Looking for stars? Try BIMM Spotted a famous musician in Dublin recently? There’s a fair chance they were coming out of DIT’s school of commercial music. Situated on Francis Street in Dublin 8, the The British and Irish Modern Music Institute (BIMM) holds regular masterclasses for its students with world-class musicians: Imelda May, Danny O’Donoghue of The Script, Smashing Pumpkins drummer Jimmy Chamberlain and even Hozier have paid surprise visits. US singer-songwriter John Grant offered a songwriting masterclass. U2’s The Edge has attended a BIMM graduation ceremony. All of the tutors at BIMM

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