Lansdowne Road: From old to new

There’s a lot of history at Lansdowne Road. Including the fact that 73,000 pints were sold on a single day match day recently. Dublin.ie stopped over for a visit to learn more. Ireland versus England at Lansdowne Road. One of the great sporting occasions at one of the great sporting arenas. But when these sides first met here, in 1876, it wasn’t rugby they were competing at. It was athletics. We won four events to their nine victories, one of which was the tug of war. The Lansdowne grounds, established by Henry Wallace Dunlop, opened in 1873 and soon provided a home for a brand new rugby club, Lansdowne, of which Dunlop was the founder. But the place als

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13 of the best brunch spots in Dublin right now

Where's good for brunch in Dublin? We've scoured the city, from Phibsborough to Fade Street, Clontarf to Islandbridge, for the perfect places for that epic mix of eggs benny, mimosas, fluffy pancakes and great coffee every weekend. 1. Two Boys Brew, Phibsborough: Kevin Roche and Taurean Coughlan are café experts. Having cut their teeth in Dublin, London and Melbourne, when the pair returned home, naturally, their debut café was going to be slickly-operated fuelled by their coffee credentials, global palates and a keen eye for interiors. Two Boys Brew on the North Circular Road in Phibsborough boasts one of Dublin's best brunch menus in the city and is popular and packed from breakfast 'til late lunch every day. The ricotta hotcakes and the roasted mushrooms on sourdough are must-orders, whilst the freshly-baked scones are incredible too.

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The Typewriter Shop

On Dorset Street in Dublin’s north inner city there’s a typewriter shop that’s been there as long as I can remember. Founded in 1983, it’s run by Joe Millar and his son, who’s also named Joe. It’s the last typewriter shop in Dublin and the only one in the Golden Pages where it’s listed, simply, as ‘The Typewriter Shop’. Before setting up the shop, Joe Sr had worked in the typewriter trade for the American manufacturer Remington: “they had offices in Dublin, Belfast, Cork, Galway and Limerick”. They sold typewriters to offices, and serviced the machines to keep them i

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Dublin Startup Week

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Techstars, the international business accelerator which has backed more than 1,300 companies globally, is teaming up with Dublin City Council for a week-long series of free events in the city in late November. Techstars Start-up Week Dublin will take place at a number of locations across the capital with most of the 30 events at times that suit participants who may currently be working full time, but considering starting a business. Techstars Start-up Week will include networking events, keynote speeches, panel discussions and workshops covering issues such as getting started, joining a

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The Library Project

HALFTONE is an initiative by PhotoIreland Foundation, hosted every year at The Library Project. Running for 18 days this year, the fair brings together a large selection of works by established and emerging artists, showcasing Ireland’s exciting Art scene. HALFTONE looks at how different printing processes coexist in a diverse range of artistic & creative practices, celebrating the printed matter.

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Science Week

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Science Week 2018 will run nationwide from November 11th -18th, with numerous events across the country. There will be 12 regional science festivals all of which will host a range of events from one-day events, family activities, adult talks to school visits and workshops. These festivals will take place in Cavan/Monaghan, Cork, Eureka, Festival of Farming and Food (Teagasc), Galway, WexSci, Limerick, Mayo, the Midlands, Sligo, Southeast, Tipperary. A number of funded Science Week events will also be showcased throughout the week, including events by Louth County Council, The Ark Theatre

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Wild Lights at Dublin Zoo

Dublin Zoo

Dive into an Ocean of Light at this year’s Wild Lights in Dublin Zoo, with an entirely new cast of illuminated giant silk lanterns celebrating the wonders of the life aquatic. From giant squid to emperor penguins, colossal blue whales and dainty seahorses, Dublin Zoo, once again, will be transformed into a world of illumination with lanterns tailor-made especially for this year’s event. Spectacular new themes feature in this year’s enchanting experience - Winter Wonderland, home to Arctic favourites such as polar bears and walruses, Celebrating China bringing a flavour of the East and

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Dundrum on Ice

Dundrum Town Centre

Ice Skating on real ice in Dundrum Town Centre every Winter since 2010. We are located in the Pembroke District down from the Mill Pond beside the Port House Ibericos. Whether you are just starting out with ice skating or are a seasoned pro, Dundrum On Ice offers the highest quality seasonal ice skating experience in Dublin today. Book for individual sessions as an individual or small group.

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Festival of Politics

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Whether you agree with Frank Zappa’s view that “Politics is the entertainment branch of industry”, or lean toward Jay Leno’s less charitable interpretation that “Politics is showbusiness for ugly people”, it’s hard to deny that we live in a time of unprecedented politicisation and polarisation. Our unique events ‘occupy’ spaces that within their very walls, have borne witness to historic tumult and machination. Tailors’Hall, described by some as a Political monument, has seen a lot in its 300 year history, most notably as the ‘back lane parliament’ and meeting place

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Dublin Book Festival

Smock Alley Theatre

The Dublin Book Festival is one of Ireland's most successful and vibrant book festivals, running since June 2006.  The annual public festival showcases, supports and develops Irish publishing by programming, publicising and selling Irish published books, their authors, editors and contributors – all in an entertaining, festive, friendly and accessible environment that reflects the creativity and personality of the Irish publishing sector and its authors. Most DBF 2018 events will take place in Smock Alley Theatre in the heart of Temple Bar. There will also be events in the National

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Responsible Innovation

Innovation is what has brought the human race as far as it has come… Because of innovation, we have tackled disease; we have navigated the globe by land, sea and air; we have sent men to the moon. Soon we will have driverless cars. Innovation, in many ways, defines us. But it also has its limits and drawbacks. There is an innate impulse to push things as far as they can go. At times you wonder why innovation has taken us in this peculiar direction. What is the need for this device? Why has this phenomenon taken over? This is when innovation becomes irresponsible. That innate drive to push boundaries can have consequences for the environment, commerce and social well-

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Dublin Outdoors – City Kayaking

Most seasoned Dubliners, probably feel like they’ve seen all the city has to offer; every lush park; historic Georgian row; every cobbled street, arching bridge and Victorian pub. The familiar can be taken for granted though. So what if we told you about a new way of seeing the city? We’re not talking about a rickshaw or a longboard. Instead we’re talking about kayaking… on the Liffey. City Kayaking are based on the jetty by the Jeanie Johnston tall ship on North Wall

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Sprouting up

There are literally hundreds of young entrepreneurs launching their start-ups in Dublin, hoping to climb the precarious ladder in the tech, food and pharma sectors. Many of these companies will go on to achieve greatness; some will be quietly successful, others will become well-known names across the globe. Others, sadly, will perish under the immense pressure of starting and running a company from scratch. Dublin.ie caught up with Jack Kirwan (pictured above right), founder and co-owner of Sprout & Co. restaurants, which are, well, sprouting up all over the city, to find out what it takes to get from that init

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Dublin Treasures – The Canals

Mentions of Dublin’s Canals, both the Royal Canal and the Grand Canal, 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. They are the arteries running through the heart of Dublin unfurling into the countryside. The Grand bracing the city on the southside, stretching west 144km to the Shannon river and The Royal, on the northside, winding 146km to the same river. Yet despite their romantic depiction in poem and song – and perhaps as a result of their everyday lunch-breakiness – they’ve tended to get overlooked. All that is about to change. A small steady ‘friends of the canal’ movement is gaining momentum and these waterways encircling our city may soon be the focus of artful appreciation once more.

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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 British and Irish Institute of Modern Music (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 are working mus

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