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Dublin Treasures – Phoenix Park Deer

The people, mammals, places and things that make Dublin special. A gang of lads. Shy, reserved, quiet. Just chewing the cud. Sure, every now and again there is a bit of jostling. Just like you would expect from a group of healthy young males. But there’s one thing you would not expect. And that’s the complete lack of interest in the women across the way. It’s almost like an old country ballroom. Men on one side. Women on the other. But come September, that will all change. Scents will be donned. Fights will be had. Women will be chased. Another generation will be born. So

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100 Year Anniversary of the First Dáil Éireann in the Mansion House

Mansion House

As part of the 100th Anniversary of the sitting of the First Dáil in the Mansion House on the 21st of January 1919, the Mansion House will be open to the public for three days: Fri: 10am - 8.30pm Sat: 10am - 5pm - The Lord Mayor's Coach will be on view on the forecourt until 4pm. Sun: 10am - 5pm The 'First Dáil' of 1919. This Dáil was an assembly established by Sinn Féin MPs elected to the House of Commons of the United Kingdom in the 1918 United Kingdom general election. Upon winning a majority of Irish seats in the election (many uncontested), Sinn Féin MPs refused to r

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Galz Gone Wild

Dublin is in a unique position for a capital city in that it has both mountains and sea at its doorstep. 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. Mel founded the group after moving home from London last year. She found herself lacking direction, and she was unsure of her next step. She started to hike to clear her head, but the hiking community 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

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First Fortnight European Mental Health Art and Culture Festival

Nationwide

First Fortnight: European mental health arts and cultural festival comes to Ireland for the first time with the aim of challenging mental health stigma. A first for Ireland, audiences will enjoy mental health-related music, theatre, film and spoken word from 16 nations (Ireland, Hungary, Scotland, England, Wales, France, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Switzerland, Poland, Belgium, Romania, Greece, Italy and Lithuania), as Europe aims to start 2019 by challenging mental health stigma and using arts events to create open discussion and understanding of mental health problems. First Fortnight is a

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Frankie's Guys

Tivoli Theatre

With more than 100 million records sold and a spot in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons remains one of the most successful acts in music history. Timeless tunes like Big Girls Don't Cry, Walk Like A Man, Sherry and Oh, What a Night, make it easy to see why; Valli's soaring falsetto and The Four Seasons' impeccable way with rhythm and melody have made them instantly recognisable and beloved the world over. That's where Wayne Whelan Productions comes in. With their hugely popular production, Frankie's Guys, they're breathing new life into the old classics,

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Childrens' Creative Writing Workshop

National Botanic Gardens

Caoimhe Creed, guide at Dublin Castle and former Fighting Words instructor, will lead you through the process of crafting a story inspired by the Botanic Gardens. Nature and plants have enlivened much of literature and there are many amazing stories represented in the Gardens' collections. In this session, Caoimhe will show you how to derive inspiration from your surroundings and release your creative writing potential. Booking Information Call (01) 804 0319 / 857 0909 or email: botanicgardens@opw.ie

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Ireland's Biggest J1 Job Fair

Aviva Stadium

Join USA Summer Camp in the Aviva Stadium for Ireland's biggest J1 Job Fair. From jobs teaching excited American children everything from sports, performing arts, crafts, and much more, to jobs behind the scenes working in offices or kitchens... there really is a job for everyone! This incredible J1 Job Fair will give you the chance to get an interview and get hired on the spot! It's the fastest and the best way to get your summer J1 sorted. The USA Summer Camp team will be there on the day to help you bag your dream summer J1 job. They'll let you know who's hiring for your specific set

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Dublin Treasures – Áras an Uachtaráin

The people, places and things that make Dublin special. It is a cold sunny Saturday morning in late spring, and we’re having a coffee in the courtyard of the Phoenix Park Visitor Centre, which is a find in itself. It is tucked away beyond the Walled Garden, which is getting geared up for the Bloom Flower Festival, which runs from late May. The rhubarb that grows there ends up in the tarts you can eat in the café next door. The fashion around us tends towards running gear. Babies who’ve been whisked out of the house early in the morning t

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Meet a Dubliner – Matthew Toman, Producer

I didn’t really like school that much. I’m dyslexic and I couldn’t handle it. I hated even reading at the time. I left school when I was 16 and got into a trade in air conditioning and refrigeration. I bought my first house when I was 19, my second when I was 22, my third when I was about 24. I rented out the houses and was involved in different businesses, investing money as well as working in refrigeration. In my early 20s, I had nice cars, everything was going great, I travelled all over the world and had a ball! I realised I liked the hustle and bustle behind the camera. It was being creative but it was still business, and I like dealing with people

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Dublin Treasures – The GPO

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.

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A City of Words: John Cummins

Phil Lynott, Dr Seuss and Eminem stroll into a bar. They sit down, have a few drinks and start to have a raucously good time. That’s the sort of vibe you get from writer and performance poet, John Cummins. John would argue that Bob Marley has a place at the table too. “Bob Marley was huge where I was growing up. You’d hear him out of literally every window. And sure Dalymount Park was one of his last gigs.” John cuts a curious figure. Skinny. Tall. Thin. Bearded. But with a wild braided bardic beard, not a hipster one. Overall there’s a gentle, affable groove to

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Creative Dublin: Laura McGann, Documentary filmmaker

Laura McGann’s documentary, Revolutions, traces the growth of roller derby in Ireland. It’s full of outspoken characters and breakneck action, and it tells the compelling story of the birth of a sport – the creation of something new – in recession-era Ireland. McGann, originally from Newbridge in Kildare, studied media at Ballyfermot College of Further Education and film at Liverpool Hope University. She returned to Ireland in 2010, when ‘a lot of things were winding down or ending’ in the country. Roller derby ‘was starting and had a really great energy about it. So, I think the timing

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