Your guide to live, work, invest & study in Dublin

Que outside Doyle's Pub.

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The Ruby Sessions

The jewel of Dublin’s music scene Sometimes the queue for The Ruby Sessions is so long that it snakes down the stairs of Doyles pub and out the door around past the old plaque on the wall that says “Good times are coming/ Be they ever so far away” and down into the dark and puddles of Fleet Street. If you find yourself that far back, your chances of getting in are very far away indeed. These are the nights when word has leaked out into the world that a ‘Very Special Guest’ will be taking to the mic of the renowned live music night. And for the price of a €10 charity donation, you too could be part of the intimate gathering that surrounds the candlelit stage

World class teachers: Professor Aoife McLysaght, geneticist - Principal Investigator in the Molecular Evolutionary Laboratory and Lecturer in Genetics, TCD.

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World class teacher: Aoife McLysaght, geneticist

Professor Aoife McLysaght is one of the world’s leading genetics researchers. She is also a Lecturer in Genetics at Trinity College Dublin, as well as a past student. She speaks to Karl Whitney at Dublin.ie about her experiences of studying and working at the prestigious university. Trinity life, according to Aoife McLysaght The thing that I find interesting and exciting: new ideas and trying to figure them out. And that works better when you’ve got somebody to talk about it with. You learn from the experience of working with people who are

Food for Thought - As it prepares for its move to a new campus, the largest culinary school in Europe continues to blaze a trail. Meet the people in charge.

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Food for Thought: Culinary Arts at TU Dublin

What sets Dublin’s top culinary arts school apart? TU Dublin’s School of Culinary Arts and Food Technology, which was once based on Cathal Brugha Street but is now located on its new Grangegorman campus, has been blazing trails for over 80 years. Dublin.ie met with the Head and Assistant Head of the school, Dr. Frank Cullen and Mike O’Connor, to find out what sets their culinary school apart and what the move to a centralised campus at Grangegorman has meant for its students. An 80-year-old institution The Culinary Arts School first ope

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Christmas in Dublin

Get a taste of what's happening around Dublin this Christmas. From markets to theatre, visits to Santa, carol singing, Winter Lights walking trails and more...there's something for everyone in Dublin this Christmas.

ailbhe keane holds her phone showing a photo of her sister izzy keane

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Meet a Dubliner – Ailbhe Keane, Izzy Wheels

Izzy Wheels works with artists and top designers to transform wheelchairs into fashionable works of art. Today, the brand sells its wheelchair wheel covers to customers all over the world, but it all began right here in Dublin. Sisters Izzy Keane and Ailbhe Keane founded the business back in 2016 when Ailbhe was a graphic design student at Dublin’s NCAD. Today, she is the company’s Creative Director. Peter Varga spoke to Ailbhe Keane on behalf of Dublin.ie. She tells him about her path to entrepreneurship and the inspiration behind Izzy Wheels.

14 Henrietta Street exterior.

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Number 14 Henrietta Street

A different kind of museum experience No street in Dublin illuminates the history of the city quite like Henrietta Street. The vast houses on this cobblestone street have run the gamut from Georgian grandeur to tenement squalor within the 300 years of their existence. Now, Number 14 Henrietta Street has been restored as a museum. It tells the story of the house’s journey from being the grand residence of a family of four in the 1720s to becoming home to over 100 people by 1911. The research history and personal stories are also a huge part of the experience. All the big events of Irish history buffeted the residents here. The Ac

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The Library Project

The 8th Edition of HALFTONE Print Fair will be hosted in November 2022 HALFTONE is the ideal place where to get to grips with a diversity of printing techniques while discovering new work for your collection or finding an excellent present. It is a great opportunity to purchase fantastic artworks at enviable prices! HALFTONE is an initiative by PhotoIreland hosted every year at The Library Project. Every edition, the fair brings together a large selection of works by established and emerging artists, showcasing Ireland’s exciting Art scene. Come and enjoy a great selection of artwor

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Dublin Winter Lights

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Dublin City Council is delighted to announce that the spectacular 'Dublin Winter Lights' has returned and will remain until January 1st. Sixteen locations around the city feature colourful projections and lighting displays, including, for the first time, The Spire. In addition, a lit-up Viking Boat floats on the Liffey, and a new installation will be in the Liberties' Bridgefoot St Park. There's also a walking trail map, meaning you can start at location number one and work your way right through to the end. So why not follow the adventures of Rua the red squirrel as you go in our new Ch

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Dublin Art Book Fair

Temple Bar Gallery + Studios

This is the twelfth edition of Ireland’s only art book fair takes place from 24 November — 04 December 2022, sponsored by Henry J Lyons. The Dublin Art Book Fair Guest Curator for 2022 is Rosie Lynch, Creative Director of Workhouse Union. This year's theme for Dublin Art Book Fair 2022: A Caring Matter, considers ideas of care and the role of publishing, both formal and informal, in building communities of solidarity and belonging. The programme of events will explore the role of care in society through diverse perspectives and experiences. DABF is the centre for contemporary artist

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Hansel and Gretel

The Helix

The Helix Panto this year is Hansel & Gretel Produced as always by TheatreworX Productions, this years show ‘Hansel & Gretel’ promises to be as fun, fresh and magical as ever. Creating an exciting new script with plenty of twists, turns and adventure, our panto promises yet another hilarious production for all the family to enjoy. Join Hansel and Gretel as they journey through the magical pantosphere of intrigue and adventure. With panto favourites Buddy (Colin Hughes), Laurel (Aidan Mannion), the wickedly wonderful Paul Byrom, the multi talented Orla Jennings and the outrageous Dame

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Jungle Book

Gaiety Theatre

Forget about your worries and your strife as we bring you this year’s Gaiety Pantomime, ‘The Jungle Book’. Join us on a tropical adventure with Mowgli, the man-child, as he swings and sings his way through this jungle journey. Filled with Panto monkey-business and hiss-sterical shenanigans, we meet all your favourite jungle friends along the way, plus a few familiar animal crackers. But beware, as who knows what could be lurking in the leafy shadows as danger is never very far when evil is on the prowl. So, for the bare necessities of life look no further than this year’s Gaiety

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An Lár

Glass Mask Theatre

Set in Irish purgatory, AN LÁR follows Dorchas as she endeavors to clear her name for a crime committed hundreds of years ago. Her efforts are interrupted by newly dead and in denial Solas. The unlikely pair battle mythological creatures and the clashing of old and new Ireland as they journey upstream together in search of absolution. Glass Mask Theatre are proud to present our first musical, a dark and magical tale that we hope will appeal to the whole family for this festive season.

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blue sky and sea at forty foot

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The Forty Foot

It’s an addiction. It’s life threatening. It’s awesome. Huddling together in the bitter cold, on Friday the 13th, under a weak and feeble January sun, they all argue that there’s nothing better. Sure, there’s dramatic stories of nearly dying, but the group is adamant that the buzz is worth it. Great, they say, for the mental health. “It’s the perfect anti-depressant,” photographer Barry Delaney says. Listening to these Dublin swimmers, you hear the language of addiction, love and even religion. The perpetual appeal of Dublin’s Forty Foot Welcome to Sandycove’s famous Forty Foot and its crew of year-round swimmers.

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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.

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Diversity and unity at George’s Street Arcade

The business owners in George’s Street Arcade are a diverse bunch, coming from the likes of Nepal, Poland, France and Venezuela. We meet some of them to learn about what brought them to one of Dublin’s best markets. How business is done at George’s Street Arcade The much-loved George’s Street Arcade is more than just a quick way to get to Drury Street. It is a living breathing illustration of integration from all over the world, under one uniquely Dublin roof. As Dublin.ie approached the green gates, it noticed an impeccably dressed lady with a blossom i

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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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Startup Scene: WIA

Conall Laverty is the founder and CEO of WIA, a start-up company that works with property owners and developers to deploy Internet of Things hardware to reduce cost and improve their buildings’ performance. WIA provides a simple way for people and things to communicate with just a few lines of code. With over 10,000 clients across 100 countries, it has attracted €1 million in venture capital funding with backers including Suir Valley Ventures, Enterprise Ireland and NDRC. As a result, Conall has become a key figure in the global Internet of Things ecosystem. Conall is one to watch. He h

Wild Lights 2022/2023: The Magic of Life!