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Peter Donegan

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Dubliner’s Garden Design Skills on the Global Stage

Peter Donegan, a name synonymous with horticultural brilliance, has put Dublin on the global map with his unparalleled landscape designs. As the first Irish landscape architect invited to design at the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show (MIFGS), the Southern Hemisphere's largest and most prestigious flower show, Peter's achievements resonate within the horticultural community, across Dublin, and beyond.

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Dublin’s AI Landscape

As the founder of AI Ireland and the AI Awards, I’ve had the privilege of witnessing first-hand how technology serves as an enabler for problem-solving across various business sectors and societal issues. Far from the job-taking or sci-fi doom Terminator, it’s often portrayed as AI is a technology capable of human-like thinking and decision-making. It learns from data and evolves, thereby aiding in the resolution of intricate challenges and the automation of tasks. In November 2022, Generative AI like ChatGPT captured headlines, opening new possibilities for internet users’ everyday activities. When it comes to small and medium-sized enterprises (SME

BIMM is the largest and leading provider of music education in Europe. For over 35 years they’ve taken raw talents and turned them into industry pros.

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BIMM: Dublin’s music college

Spotted a famous musician in Dublin recently? There's a fair chance they were coming out of TU Dublin's school of commercial music - BIMM. Situated on Francis Street in Dublin 8, the British and Irish Modern Music Institute - or BIMM - holds regular masterclasses for its students with world-class musicians.

Merrion Square Open-Air Art Gallery

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Dublin Treasures – Merrion Open-Air Art Gallery

‘Would you like to take my card?’ On a sunny Sunday morning in early spring, we’ve accepted business cards from 16 artists having browsed their works on the railings of Merrion Square Park. A card is not just a card here – it’s a magic ticket for these artists, and many of their lives have been changed by the people who accept them. Merrion Square’s outdoor art market is a real Dublin institution. It was first formally regulated by Dublin City Council in 1985, but as some of its veterans tell us, they were tying paintings to the railings long before that. It takes place every Sunday from 10am to 6pm on three sides of the park, as dozens of

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Riverdance

Gaiety Theatre

Riverdance returns to the Gaiety Theatre, Dublin from 5 June to 8 September, following sell out summer seasons in 2023 and 2022 and hugely successful tours in North America, the UK, Europe and Dubai. This is Riverdance completely reimagined! A powerful and stirring reinvention of the global phenomenon, celebrated for its Grammy Award-winning score and the extraordinary energy and passion of its Irish and international dance. Composer Bill Whelan has rerecorded his mesmerizing soundtrack while producer Moya Doherty and director John McColgan have completely reimagined the ground-breaking

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The Island

Mill Theatre

Set in the Autumn of 2022, when four successful South Dublin school friends, gather round a kitchen island to finally celebrate a win over a rival rugby school, 45 years later. Inspired by ongoing historic revelations of abuse by pupils who attended Ireland’s most prestigious, private schools. Presented and written by Tina Noonan Directed by Seamus Moran Performed by Owen O’Gorman, Conor Donelan, Laurence Lowry, Padraig Murray and Patrick Loftus. Suitable for age 14+

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Shine

National Concert Hall

The Dublin LGBTQ+ Pride Festival in collaboration with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra presents a performance to celebrate, commemorate, support and applaud the LGBTQ+ community in Ireland and beyond, promoting human rights, resilience to overcoming obstacles, and what we now know as diversity and inclusivity. The RTÉ Concert Orchestra, with Dublin Pride Festival, are proud to mark this important 50th anniversary of the first Dublin Pride March; on June 27th, 1974, the Sexual Liberation Movement, a Dublin-based organisation that was founded in Trinity College Dublin in 1973, organised the first

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2:22 – A Ghost Story

3Olympia Theatre

2:22 - A Ghost Story began in summer 2021 at the Noël Coward Theatre, starring Lily Allen, Julia Chan, Hadley Fraser and Jake Wood, and where it won the WhatsOnStage award for Best Play. It then transferred to the Gielgud Theatre for 10 weeks from 4 December 2021. The production there starring Stephanie Beatriz, James Buckley, Elliot Cowan and Giovanna Fletcher completed its run on 12 February 2022. For the first season at the Criterion (May - September 2022) the cast was Tom Felton, Mandip GIll, Sam Swainsbury and Beatriz Romilly. In late September Laura Whitmore, Matt Willis, Felix Scott an

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Sounds Like Summer-Fingal Festival in a Van

Various Locations

In this new collaboration with Fingal County Council, Festival in a Van gets on the road again this June for a six-day tour called Sounds Like Summer: Fingal Festival in a Van to celebrate this year’s summer solstice and create some sunny joy with local communities in the area – bringing music, spoken word, and dance to every corner of Fingal. Taking place over six days during the last two weekends of June, this tour is a free, open air, open-to-all celebration of Fingal’s community spirit and creativity. With the festival landing like a celestial ship on the front door of many of Fin

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Connecting Artists 2024 Exhibition

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Connecting Artists is a 10-week online programme designed specifically for visual artists with intellectual disabilities. The programme provides a platform for these artists to develop their creative practice and showcase their talents and professional achievements. These artists will be showcasing and selling their work at this event and presenting workshops, offering a unique opportunity for the public to appreciate and support their talents. The Connecting Artists 2024 exhibition highlights the culmination of the artists' journey through the programme, featuring their diverse and ex

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Jennifer Rothwell, fashion designer.

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Meet a Dubliner – Jennifer Rothwell, Fashion Designer

In conversation with Jennifer Rothwell Jennifer Rothwell is an Irish fashion designer, who spent many years living between the Big Apple and the Fair City. After graduating from Dublin’s NCAD in 1995, she gained practical experience with some of New York’s biggest design companies. Then, upon her return to Dublin, she launched her own brand: Jennifer Rothwell Design. By the following year, she had won the ‘Brown Thomas Designer Award’ at Dublin Fashion Week. And, since then, her designs have attracted celebrity cli

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Life on campus for the international student

Ireland might be a small country, but our universities and colleges are incredibly diverse. Every year, tens of thousands of students from over 130 countries come here to study.

image of dog strolling through old-fashioned park gate

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Dublin Treasures – Blessington Street Basin

Down by the Secret Garden On the south side, the secret garden was always the Iveagh Gardens. However,  music, comedy and food festivals have taken place there in recent years, meaning that the garden isn’t so secret anymore. These days, to find the city’s true secret garden, you have to head north. Up O’Connell Street, then North Frederick, across Dorset Street and on up Blessington Street until you come to black wrought iron gates. In you go. And you’re there. What to expect at Blessington Street Basin The Blessington Street Basin

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Profit with Purpose: Three Dublin Social Enterprises

The importance of sustainable and social enterprises Making your startup or existing business sustainable or ethical is a smart, future-proof option. Customers are now much more informed and aware of the environmental impact of their purchases. A more sustainable product or service will create a positive brand image that will impact the bottom line of many businesses.

Ruth Johnson - Dublin City Archaeologist charged with protecting, managing and investigating our oldest heritage.

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Ruth Johnson – Dublin City Archaeologist

Dr. Ruth Johnson is Dublin’s City Archaeologist and she is charged with protecting, managing and investigating the city’s oldest heritage – much of which is underground. As well as conservation projects, Ruth has input into new developments across the city and a role in policy development advocacy. We spoke to her about how she works and what’s going on across the city – under the ground, in our oldest graveyards and in half-hidden houses. In conversation with Dr. Ruth Johnson Ruth began her career working on a community excavation project in Yorkshire, while doing her A-levels. This piqued her interest in archaeology and she went on to do

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Camerino Bakery: From startup to success story

Stress baking. It’s a thing, you know. It’s what Caryna Camerino used to do after another difficult day at her old job in human resources. It was also the starting point of her successful Dublin startup: Camerino Bakery. HR to hotbuns: Caryna Camerino’s startup story Caryna Camerino, a first generation Canadian who has lived in Dublin for the past 17 years, wasn’t always a baker. However, food was always a big deal at home – partly because her father, who was from Rome, is a stickler for authentic Italian cooking. Such a stickler, in fact, that she loved going to friends’ houses where she could enjoy a regular TV dinner, like n