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The Yard Crew

They’re a group of lads from around the Liberties. Late teens to early 20s, bustling with animation. Bit of slagging about who is going to talk to Dublin.ie. Probably a bit of slagging about the guy from Dublin.ie. But these are decent guys. You could probably place a safe bet that one or two of them might be no stranger to a bit of mischief in their day. So what they are up to takes you a little bit by surprise. If someone outside the gate told you that these guys were making salad bowls inside the yard, “get up the yard!” would be your likely response. But this is the Yard Crew, part of the Solas Project. The

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Launch of New Centre for Excellence in Ageing and Intellectual Disability

More than 150 people with intellectual disabilities, their families and carers gathered in Trinity College Dublin this week for the official opening of the new Trinity Centre for Excellence in Ageing and Intellectual Disability. They also celebrated ten years of their participation in a longitudinal study on ageing for people with intellectual disability and the impact of this research in improving healthcare, economic and social well-being. The first of its kind worldwide, the Intellectual Disability Supplement to The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (IDS-TILDA) has been researching ageing in Ireland among people with an intellectual disability aged 40 and over, for the past ten years. More than 700 people in Ireland have taken part in IDS-TILDA and remained with the study since its inception.

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Probe: Research Uncovered at TCD

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Have you ever wondered how the study of video games can lead to research breakthroughs in crowd psychology? Or how bees communicate with each other? At PROBE: Research Uncovered at Trinity College Dublin, visitors will get an up-close look at the fascinating work being carried out by Irish researchers, and how it’s helping to solve some of society's biggest problems. In Trinity’s historic Front Square, the diverse world of academic research will be laid bare with live experiments, exclusive performances, interactive workshops, stand-up comedy and storytelling sessions guiding visitors t

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The Lilliput Press

On a quiet corner in Stoneybatter, behind a quaint but unassuming shopfront lies renowned Dublin publishing house, Lilliput Press. The door is wide open when I arrive, and the sunshine falls in on a room lined with bookshelves. Two men sit on a sofa by the window, leaning over a coffee table covered in books. The door of founder Antony Farrell’s office sits ajar, and inside there is the busyness of a thoroughly active office; heaped manuscripts, teetering book stacks, handwritten letters taped to the wall. After he ensures I have a coffee and a bit of fruit to snack on, I sit on a chair in amongst the chaos of the heaving room. Antony sits behind his desk, peeling a mand

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DIT graduate Sinead Aherne to captain Dublin at All-Ireland Final

DIT College of Business Graduate Sinead Aherne studied Business and Management in DIT and currently works as an accountant with KPMG. Aherne is one of the most acclaimed footballers in Ireland and earlier this year, she was announced as the new Dublin Ladies senior captain and will lead the team as they take on Mayo this Sunday in Croke Park. Sinead's career achievements to date include a remarkable ten Leinster senior medals, one senior All Ireland and five All-Star Awards. During her college years, Sinead was honoured at the DIT Sports Awards Gala for her achievements with the DIT Ladies Gaelic Football Club and her contribution to campus life at DIT in encouraging student participation in sport.

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Open House Dublin

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Open House Dublin is a free annual celebration of the city’s best architecture, when buildings of all types and periods open their doors to allow citizens and visitors to explore. The theme for 2017’s event is The City as a Stage. Dublin and its architecture has been the backdrop to the daily dramas of everyday life for centuries, and this year’s programme explores how its citizens have made their mark on the city and investigates the architects, artisans and thinkers that influenced its design, construction and development, past and present. Open House Dublin 2017 will also feature d

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Startup Weekend EDU Dublin

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What is Startup Weekend Education ? Have you ever seen a new product, app, or business and thought to yourself, "that was my idea a few years ago"? If you have, that means you did not have a process for taking that idea from concept to creation. Startup Weekend is your chance to learn how to put your idea into action within a matter of days! Whether you are looking to... • get introduced to the world of startups and entrepreneurship • learn the process of going from concept to creation • meet experienced, talented, and passionate entrepreneurs in Dublin, Ireland • join or b

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Probe: Research Uncovered at TCD

Trinity College

Have you ever wondered how the study of video games can lead to research breakthroughs in crowd psychology? Or how bees communicate with each other? At PROBE: Research Uncovered at Trinity College Dublin, visitors will get an up-close look at the fascinating work being carried out by Irish researchers, and how it’s helping to solve some of society's biggest problems. In Trinity’s historic Front Square, the diverse world of academic research will be laid bare with live experiments, exclusive performances, interactive workshops, stand-up comedy and storytelling sessions guiding visitors t

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Dublin Festival of History

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The Dublin Festival of History is an annual free Festival, brought to you by Dublin City Council, and organised by Dublin City Public Libraries. The Festival has gained a reputation for attracting best-selling Irish and international historians to Dublin for a high-profile weekend of history talks and debate in the late Autumn. Previous speakers include: Jung Chang, Alison Weir, Tom Holland, Simon Schama, Peter Frankopan, Richard Evans, Charles Spencer, Hew Strachan, Peter Snow and many more. The fifth Dublin Festival of History will take place from 29th September to 14th October 2017. This

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Dublin’s most unusual student clubs & socs

Anyone for capoeira? Fancy an evening of food and drink? Or how about spending time with some serious Harry Potter fans? Universities and colleges in Dublin have a strange and eclectic mix of student clubs and societies. Yes, there’s soccer and GAA, but what about caving & potholing or sepak takraw, a type of kick volleyball? Yes, drama and debating are to be expected, but did you know that you can also join student societies with a focus on comedy, animation or meditation? Sam Blanckensee graduated from UCD last year. In his final year, he founded the

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Language Dublin: Goethe-Institut

‘Since it opened in 1961’, says the brochure, ‘the Goethe-Institut has broadened the professional and personal horizons of 50,000 people who have attended its German courses’. Currently housed in Fitzwilliam Square while it awaits the refurbishment and extension of its Merrion Square HQ round the corner, its director is Dr Thomas Lier. Thomas is from Bavaria. Don’t call him ‘Bavarian’, though. That, Dublin.ie learns, would be like calling a Cornishman ‘English’. Because Thomas is really a Franconian, from Wurzburg, and Franconia was an autonomous region until Napoleon kicked it into Bavaria. ‘Wurzburg has a very strong con

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A City of Words: Temper-Mental MissElayneous

The popularity of spoken word is on the rise in Dublin and one of the stars of the scene is Elayne Harrington, AKA Temper-Mental MissElayneous. She’s a rapper and slam poet from Finglas and a standout female performer on a male-dominated scene. Dublin.ie first saw Elayne perform at a women’s storytelling night in Temple Bar’s Project Arts Centre. With her trademark hairdo of curlers in her fringe, the bold red lips and her warrior stance, she was defiant and gutsy. She set her words to the beat

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