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Dublin.ie Newsletter #16

Susanna Smyth of The Harlequin talks to us about the rise of vintage fashion in Dublin. There's the St. Patrick's Festival, Temple Bar Icon Walk and the Yard Crew.

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Dublin.ie Newsletter #14

We chat to Renata Sperandio from Istituto Italiano, check in with an elephant keeper and get the feet tapping with Tradfest 2018.

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Dublin.ie Newsletter #13

Our interview with Dr Ruth Johnson, Dublin City Archaeologist, building Dublin's data dashboard and the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition.

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Dublin.ie Newsletter #9

An interview with Jenny Siung, Head of Education at Chester Beatty Library, the Dublin Book Festival and the Dublin Doc Fest.

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Dublin.ie Newsletter #4

Conversation with two artists about being part of the Artists in Residence support programme, the Dalkey Lobster Festival and the Dublin City Triathlon.

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Dublin.ie Newsletter #3

Ireland rugby player Mary Louise 'Maz' Reilly, Dublin Comic Con, taking place in the Convention Centre and the Dublin Quays Festival.

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Vampire jets and vases at Collins Barracks

The National Museum of Ireland… No, wait a second: ‘the National Museums of Ireland’. That’s right, there’s actually four of them – at four different sites. Three of them are purpose-built; the buildings have always been museums: that’s the Natural History Museum on Merrion Street, the Archaeology Museum on Kildare Street and the Museum of Country Life in Castlebar, Co Mayo. The fourth site, Collins Barracks – which accommodates the Museum of Decorative Arts and History ̵

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MART for Art’s Sake

One of Rathmines’ smallest buildings happens to be one of the most distinctive, for it houses a Dublin art collective, MART. The old fire-station, with a classic engine-red door facing the main street, was built in 1847 soon after Rathmines became an independent “township”. Like the magnificent Rathmines Town Hall, the station was a symbol of township independence and civic pride. The fire crew based here played a big role battling the inferno, which blazed around Sackville Street during the

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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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