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

Orla O'Brien of Galz Gone Wild laughing and wearing woolly hat

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Dublin hiking groups – Galz Gone Wild

Hiking for women who want to connect with nature We caught up with Melissa McDermott – Galz Gone Wild founder – and Ruth Farrell to find out about the group of women who escape the city to find some scenic hush in the Wicklow mountains. Creating a supportive community of women Mel founded Galz Gone Wild in 2017 after moving home from London. She found herself lacking direction, and she was unsure of her next step. She started to hike to clear her head, but the hiking communities she found were mostly male and older. They were hiking for different reasons. “There is a community there, but it’s very much about getting from point A to point B, as quick

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How Dublin Works: Digital Docklands

Regenerating the Dublin Docklands Dublin’s docks met the same sorry fate in the 1970s as those elsewhere around the world. The arrival of containers simultaneously revolutionised shipping and decimated traditional dockland employment. Work that had sustained Dublin’s inner city communities for generations suddenly evaporated. The Docklands became empty, desolate wastelands until the first regeneration project came in the shape of Charles Haughey’s Irish Financial Services Centre (IFSC) in the late 1980s. The first stage of redevelopment The IFSC was developed on the north side of the Liffey behind Connolly train station. While the area welcomed

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UCD’s Irish Folklore Centre

Irish folklore is all just leprechauns, legends and fireside stories, right? Well, not quite. If you go down to UCD today, you’ll actually find a very different story. The National Folklore Collection Back in the 1920s, Irish folklore collectors began to scramble around the country on a mission to record Ireland’s dying heritage and traditions. And that’s how the National Folklore Collection at UCD originated. Since then, it has grown into one of the biggest and most impressive collections of folklore and oral traditions anywhere in the world. It is the history that we don’t learn in school. The collection itsel

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The Level Project

Enhancing the gender balance of senior teams helps build strong leadership, attract talent and improve performance. There is still a significant gender imbalance in the leadership of Irish companies, where only 13% of CEOs and less than one in three senior managers are women. It’s a challenge across the private sector in Ireland and internationally, more pronounced in specific industry sectors, like engineering and ICT and is reflected in the gender composition of third-level graduates in STEM subjects. While this highlights the need for change, it also offers a real opportunity to broaden the talent pool for knowledge-based industries with a high demand for skills

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Meet a Dubliner – Lorcan Collins, Historian

Since 1996, historian Lorcan Collins has brought visitors around Dublin’s most significant sights to tell them the story of the 1916 Easter Rising and its role in Ireland’s struggle for independence from Britain. He also has a podcast called Revolutionary Ireland and has written The 1916 Handbook for O’Brien Press. Derek O’Connor sat down with Lorcan for a chat to find out more. He discusses what to expect from his walking tour, the true blue Dublin and how he came to land his dream jo

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Making Dublin City Climate Resilient

Climate action in Dublin city When we look back at Dublin’s storied history, it’s clear that we are merely part of a long line of caretakers. We’re here to ensure future generations get to enjoy all that Dublin has to offer – from the city’s rich natural habitats in the Dublin Bay Biosphere to the Phoenix Park and its rivers and canals. However, we know that what we once thought was an infinite resource is under threat and we can no longer

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Riverdance

Gaiety Theatre

Twenty-five years on from the first time Riverdance the Show premiered at The Point Theatre Dublin, composer Bill Whelan has rerecorded his mesmerising soundtrack while producer Moya Doherty and director John McColgan have completely reimagined the ground-breaking show with innovative and spectacular lighting, projection and stage designs with new costume designs by Joan Bergin, to create Riverdance 25th Anniversary Show. This show is a powerful and stirring reinvention of this beloved family favourite, celebrated the world over for its Grammy Award-winning music and the thrilling energy an

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PhotoIreland Festival 2022

Printworks and Various Locations

Under the title Opening The Gates, the 13th edition of PhotoIreland Festival presents the most comprehensive overview on the History and Practice of Photography in Ireland to date, running 7th July to 28th August 2022 in various locations, with the main venue at The Printworks, Dublin Castle. The main exhibition Images Are All We Have traces the thematic development of the discipline and contextualises the historical background, bringing together the diverse and socially engaged set of contemporary art practices that define Irish Photography today. This survey exhibition on the discipline i

Copper Face Jacks: The Musical - by Paul Howard, Live @ The Olympia Theatre Dublin. From Wednesday June 10th until Saturday June 27th, 2020.

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Copper Face Jacks – The Musical

3Olympia Theatre

Paul Howard's smash hit musical, Copper Face Jacks: The Musical, is back for a third time at 3Olympia Theatre due to phenomenal demand. Opening at 3Olympia Theatre for a strictly limited run from 2nd - 20th August 2022 The Craic Is Back....Paul Howard's smash hit musical comedy, Copper Face Jacks: The Musical is back at 3Olympia Theatre in 2022 following triumphant summer runs in 2018 and 2019. Fiona O'Carroll (Mrs. Brown's Boys) has joined the cast of Paul Howard's smash hit musical comedy, Copper Face Jacks: The Musical as Gretchen Akerman. She joins Johnny Ward who returns as Gino

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Opera in the Open

Wood Quay Amphitheatre

Opera in the Open returns to the Amphitheatre in Wood Quay Venue every Thursday throughout August (4th, 11th, 18th & 25th) at 1pm. 4th August - Dido & Aeneas - Purcell 11th August – La Fille du Régiment – Donizetti 18th August – The Magic Flute/Die Zauberflöte – Mozart 25th August – Tosca – Puccini Opera in the Open is an initiative of Dublin City Council that presents live performances of operatic work in the open air in Dublin City Centre. Each performance is undertaken in an abridged format, is narrated in English and lasts one hour during lunchtime from 1 to 2pm.

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National Heritage Week

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National Heritage Week, an initiative by the Heritage Council, celebrates all things heritage. It brings together communities, families, organisations, cultural institutions, academics and enthusiasts, to build awareness about the value of heritage and support its conservation. National Heritage Week is supported by the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage, and run in association with Fáilte Ireland. At county level, National Heritage Week is co-ordinated and supported by Local Authority Heritage Officers, their colleagues and with numerous local heritage groups and organis

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Funtropolis

Mountjoy Square Park

FREE FAMILY FUN IN THE HEART OF DUBLIN CITY Dublin City Council are delighted to announce the inaugural FUNTROPOLIS Family Fun events coming to Dublin City Centre this July & August. Two fun filled days,absolutely jam-packed with FREE live performances, exciting street theatre and science shows, immersive storytelling, delicious food and drink and everything in between! The ultimate summer events and the perfect occasion for making memories, reconnecting and having some good old fashioned family fun and frolics, all set in the very heart of Dublin’s fair city and easily accessible by Lu

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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

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