On one count at least, the GPO is a disappointment to its visitors. ‘People come in looking for a big green post box. it’s a bit of let-down when I tell them there isn’t one’, says security guard David, who’s from Peckham but has Irish roots. In place of the single green box you might have expected, there are two magnificent brass-and-mahogany receptacles for your letters, one labelled ‘Dublin only’, the other ‘All other places’. Careful observation of the postman who collects the letters from these would suggest, however, that whether you put your letter in the one or the other, it’ll end up in the same bag: not everything is quite as it seems at the General Post Office.
Rock Against Homelessness, in aid of Focus Ireland will take place on Tues 23rd April at Dublin's Olympia Theatre.
• Camille O'Sullivan
• Aidan Gillen
• Tommy Fleming
• Natty Wailer
• Jerry Fish
• The Celtic Tenors
• MC: Laura Whitmore
Plus some very special guests!!
When TripAdvisor speaks, the world listens. Last year, the online resource named the Little Museum of Dublin as Ireland’s top museum in its Travellers’ Choice Award, pipping heavy-hitters like the Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum and the National Museum of Ireland on Kildare Street. More recently, they also bagged the European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage/Europa Nostra Award 2016. These accolades are all the more remarkable considering that the Little Museum of Dublin is a relative newbie, having opened up its doors in 2011.
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?
Dublin Food Co-op Settles into New Home in Kilmainham
Across the street from Kilmainham Gaol, there is a shop with green crates of lemons, kumquats, turmeric, leeks, and turnips on shelves outside the front door. At the back of the shop, next to a ceiling-height shelf loaded with herbs and spices, Andreea Bolbotina arranges little bottles of kefir in a refrigerated case. Bolbotina does this every Friday, for four hours. Stacking shelves is her favourite – she likes to make things look “tidy and pretty”. She’s been volunteering at the Dublin Food Co-op for five years and has been a member for eight. After a tumultuous year, the co-op had to leave the space it had occupied for 11 years in Newmarket, Dublin 8, and find a new premises. But now the co-op is back on form, managers say, and they have plans to expand – with a bulk-buying service.
Dublin: One City, One Book is an award-winning Dublin City Council initiative, led by Dublin City Public Libraries, which encourages everyone to read a book connected with the capital city during the month of April every year.
The One City, One Book choice for 2019 is The Country Girls Trilogy by Edna O'Brien.
When The Country Girls, Edna O'Brien's first novel, appeared in 1960, it predated and anticipated the feminist revolution. It stood out and stood alone, upturning every category. There was little to compare with it.
The Country Girls grew over time to what we now know as The C
The International Mentoring, Coaching and Supervision Conference takes place from April 24th-26th, 2019 at The Convention Centre Dublin.
The theme for the 25th annual conference is to reflect, learn and transform. There will be sessions from Keynote speakers along with session speakers and the option to upgrade to a pre-conference Master-Class.
Jobs Expo is returning to Dublin! Jobs Expo Dublin will be held at Croke Park's Cusack Suite on Saturday 27th April 2019 (10am-4pm). Jobs Expo Dublin will feature hundreds of active job opportunities at home and abroad and is the only careers exhibition of its type to feature FREE ADMISSION.
What can you expect at Jobs Expo Dublin?
* Employers actively recruiting for hundreds of jobs at home and abroad
* Specialised areas dedicated to jobs in particular industries
* Educational experts offering advice on upskilling, part-time and evening courses, and third-level courses
* Start your o
Spotless is a darkly humorous and gripping suburban thriller from award-winning writer Gary Duggan.
Forty-something Genevieve has downsized from an affluent suburb and struggles with life in her new home backing onto a grim block of flats. Jenny, a leaving cert student who lives in the flats, wants a way out. While Genevieve clings to her last chance of having children, Jenny avoids unwanted attention from the opposite sex.
When these two very different women become entangled with a mysterious young man, neither woman's life will ever be the same again.
Live Collision International Festival creates extraordinary experiences for audiences and supports the most groundbreaking and challenging artists of our time; carving a space within our cultural landscape that previously did not exist. They support the most challenging artists & ideas of contemporary culture by foregrounding new Irish voices, inviting international practitioners of world repute and building frameworks for the development of artists and audiences with new platforms for collaboration and the presentation of live art practice.
Live Collision is regarded as the leading cur
Dig for ancient Viking treasure at the Dublinia Big Dig.
Put your hard hat on and get your hands dirty to experience life as an Archaeologist.
The Big Dig is all included in your entrance fee to Dublinia! So come and join the Big Dig in the grounds of Dublinia from the 24th to the 27th of April, where visitors will get to take part in our very own simulated archaeology excavation.
It promises to be a fun packed family event where children will get a chance to discover how archaeologists excavate and hopefully find some artefacts and treasures of their own.
Dig Times are at 10.30am/11
Dublin Dance Festival is the leading dance event on the Irish arts calendar. Each year in May, the Festival brings together dance artists and choreographers from across the world to share vibrant contemporary dance with audiences in Ireland. The festival provides a platform for Irish choreographers to develop their work in an international context, premiering major new Irish works during each Festival and providing key networking opportunities. Each year the Festival attracts many prominent dance promoters from overseas for whom Dublin has become an exciting place to discover new dance.
Wanton quirkiness, perennial liveliness and an endearing touch of shabbiness have always been part of Phibsboro's innate appeal. It was where I wanted to live as a DCU student in the late nineties, instead of the gentler, more refined environs of Drumcondra where I was instead. Phibsborough was where the cool kids hung out, with an ice rink, a surfeit of charity shops and good pubs like The Hut, where the Johnny Cash Appreciation Society were in situ on a Sunday night. And then there was McGowan's, where young love was almost certainly guaranteed to bloom, especially after a few drinks.
It’s an economic truth, universally acknowledged, that innovation is at the core of most successful businesses.
Actually being innovative, however, is easier said than done. Which is why centres of incubations are so necessary. Ireland can proudly boast nine university incubation centres, six university bio incubation centres and 15 Institute of Technology incubation centres, all contributing to making this country one of the globe’s most exciting places for both research and development, and in which to do business.
At the heart of all this, you’ll find NovaUCD. Located on the campus of University College Dubli
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.
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.
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
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. Dublin.ie 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