Museum Dublin: IMMA Freud

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.

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Future Health Summit


The Future Health Summit is the global gathering for healthcare in Ireland. With 500+ delegates, 50+ Exhibitors and 80% senior level audience. The Future Health Summit is the Collaboration is key to Excellence in Healthcare held on 20th & 21st May 2019 at RDS, Merrion Road, Dublin 4. Topics to Include • The New Health Mandate: Realising Ireland’s Healthcare Potential • Are we at the end of hospital centric healthcare? • Achieving Interoperability: The Price of Optimal Care • People at the Core: The Argument for Clinician-Led Transformation • Demographics: Aging populati

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Game of Thrones’ top animator coming to Dublin for free masterclass

Learning how to use the software needed to create characters like the dragons in Game of Thrones is harder than learning how to fly a plane, one of the hit show’s lead 3D animators has said. But that shouldn’t put off those wanting to work in visual effects from seeking a career in the sector, he added. Speaking ahead of a visit to Dublin and as Game of Thrones comes to a bloody end after eight seasons, Jonathan Symmonds, who led the CGI-generated animations that made the three dragons – Drogon, Viserion, and Rhaegal – come alive, said 3D animation is an industry that anyone with passion can work in. “3D animation has played a vital role in the success of the show. Even though Game of Thrones is based in a fantasy environment, that doesn’t mean that animation shouldn’t be of the highest quality because the moment that something is rendered that doesn’t look realistic enough, viewers pull away,” he said.


Dublin Treasures – The Canals

Mentions of Dublin’s Canals, both the Royal and the Grand, pour aplenty through Irish poetry and song. To each canal, a poet’s statue: The Royal has Brendan Behan, turned to look at you if you sit beside him; Patrick Kavanagh is on the Grand Canal, arms crossed and pensive. To each canal, a lyric: the passionate ‘Auld Triangle’ for the Royal; the contemplative ‘Canal Bank Walk’ for the Grand.

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The Civic

Sive, presented by The Glen Theatre Group, is set against the harsh poverty and difficult times of 1950's Ireland. The play tells the story of a young and beautiful orphan who lives with her uncle Mike, his wife Mena and his mother Nanna. While Nanna dotes on her orphaned granddaughter, Mena plots with the local matchmaker Thomasheen Seán Rua to marry the young girl off to an old local farmer, Seán Dóta, for the promise of land and a chance to escape from poverty. Sive has become an Irish classic and one of the nation's best loved plays. It is a story about a battle of generations, expl

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Castleknock Music Festival

St. Brigid's Church of Ireland

Supported by Fingal County Council, the 2019 Castleknock Music Festival will bring leading Irish and International musicians to Castleknock to play for the public in its main venue, St.Brigid’s Church. A key element of the 2019 programme will be the introduction of the junior competitions and master-classes with the renowned musicians to the festival's programme Classical, Jazz, Romance and various contemporary music styles will all be represented at the Castleknock Music Festival and will give its audience the chance to hear the works of eminent Irish composers. By incorporating the com

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Building The Future

Citi, 1 North Wall Quay, Dublin 1.

Building The Future 2019  - A unique career event for students and graduates with disabilities or specific learning difficulties. Do you want to get real job opportunities in up to 20 different roles with up to 16 employers? Are you looking for paid, mentored jobs with our WAM employers? Do you want to work for disability aware and accessible companies? Do you want to have your CV looked at by highly skilled recruitment staff? Do you want live feedback from mock interviews from big name employers? Then you need to attend the only unique careers event aimed at students and graduates with

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The Magic Flute

Gaiety Theatre

The Magic Flute, by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Irish National Opera with the Irish Chamber Orchestra under Peter Whelan. Mozart's enchanting final opera. His most popular stage work. A timeless moral tale in a world of clashing cultures. "In The Magic Flute he [Mozart] miraculously combines a new simplicity with great seriousness and comedy" — Viking Opera Guide.

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Battle For The Bay

Bull Island

Battle for the Bay - the annual Dublin Kitesurfing and SUPing Competition is back. All ages are welcome – free entry for young and old! The concept of the Battle is very simple: Fun, Wind, Water… and Fun!!! The best riders in the country and from around the globe will come and compete in one of the best kitesurfing spots in the world: Dollymount Beach! Home to the Puremagic gang. This will be the 1st leg of the Irish Kitesurfing Association (IKSA) Tour. The Standup Paddle Boarding (SUP) event continues to grow with even more racing formats, something to suit everyone. Join us for a very

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The Line-Up Choir Summer Concert

Christ Church Cathedral

The Line-Up Choir Summer Concert in Christ Church Cathedral will showcase new choral arrangements of pop, rock and soul classics including songs from movies and musicals! Founded in 2012, by choral director, Róisín Savage, The Line-Up are a Dublin-based rock and pop choir of 150 singers. They have performed in most of Dublin's top venues including Whelan's, the Convention Centre Dublin, the Abbey Theatre, Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, 3Arena and Croke Park. Having just returned from performing in Carnegie Hall in March 2019, they have also appeared at Electric Picnic and Body & Soul festival

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Dublin On Stage: The Gate Theatre

Standing on O’Connell Street looking north, you have to cock your head a little to spot The Gate Theatre’s modest white-lettered sign, which sits high and unassuming over Dublin’s main thoroughfare. Yet there is something of the Grand Dame about The Gate Theatre. Ascend the theatre’s stairs from a city thick with construction, and you enter a cocoon of chandeliered ceilings, and people ‘dressed for the theatre.’ And it might be that the elegant building itself has directed the theatre’s narrative. There is a rare hush of reverence here and it has long been the place to see the great, often camp, classics: Coward, Albee, Williams and Wilde. Seating 371 audience members, the roof seemed to lower and the room seemed to swelter for the humid hysteria of Streetcar Named Desire. And where else but in that compact room could the audience members themselves feel like tense guests at a bad party for Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

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Dublin Treasures – Phil Lynott’s Statue

In a random (and completely unscientific) study I asked several people to name five of the best known statues in Dublin. Merrion Square’s Oscar Wilde was name checked, as was Patrick Kavanagh’s canal bank sit‐down. Some confusion reigned as to where Molly Malone had been repositioned from Grafton Street (she now wheels her wheelbarrow on Suffolk Street) but each and every person questioned mentioned the iconic bronze statue of rock star Phil Lynott, who left us for the great stage in the sky 33 years ago ‐ January 4th, 1986, to be precise. While the immortalisations of Daniel O’Connell, James Connolly, Charles Stewart Parnell or James Larkin went unmentioned in our (again to be stressed, unscientific) poll, one might take this as less of a lack of interest in Dublin’s political history, and more of an indication as to the special place the Thin Lizzy frontman continues to hold in Dubliners’ hearts. A poet and a rocker, the Brummie‐born lead singer and bassist, who grew up in Crumlin, remains one of the city’s most beloved sons.

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How Dublin Works: DCU Alpha

If you’re not entirely sure what the Internet of Things (IoT) is, or if you haven’t even heard of it yet, that’s alright. Essentially, the IoT is a connection of devices to the internet, whether that’s your washing machine or your house alarm and everything will be ‘talking’ to the other. On a micro level, that might mean that your alarm clock will tell your coffee machine that it’s time to start brewing a pot when you get up; on a macro level the possibilities are infinite, including making cities smarter.

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Welcome Home

The Irish diaspora is renowned around the globe. Our ex-patriots exert a powerful influence on how this small country is seen by the rest of the world – and in 2017, the last year for which figures are available, 30,800 people left home to join it. But hang on: in the same period about 27,400 returned to Ireland – a marked increase over the previous year. So why, all of a sudden, are we seeing a return of the Irish? Everyone has different reason for coming home, of course. We talked to Natasha, 25, about what prompted her return to Dublin after almost three years of travelling. I feel like your early 20s are precious for either of two different route

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Food for Thought

What sets Europe’s largest culinary school apart? The School of Culinary Arts, DIT Cathal Brugha Street has been blazing trails for almost 80 years. met with the Head and Assistant Head of the school, Dr Frank Cullen and Mike J. O Connor to find out what sets Cathal Brugha Street apart and what the future and the move to DIT’s new centralised campus at Grangegorman hold. The School opened its doors in June 1941 as Saint Mary’s College of Domestic Science. In the 1950s the college changed to cater to the needs of a growing tourism industry, becoming the Dublin Colle

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