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 civi
Dublin’s art scene is blossoming. A new wing has opened up in the National Gallery, IMMA continues to attract international work, the walls of the city are awash with commissioned street art but with a competitive housing market and rising rents, how is the city looking after its artists? Each year, Dublin City Council puts out a call for artists to live in the four subsidised residential spaces offered for periods of three months to a year; two cottages in leafy tranquil Albert College Park in Glasnevin, a Temple Bar apartment and St Patrick’s Lodge beside the
If you have a startup or work with a startup in Ireland, chances are that you’ve heard of Startup Salon before. Since 2015 Startup Salon has been inspiring aspiring entrepreneurs to follow their dream of working for themselves. The events delve into the heart and soul of ideas, and the blood, sweat and tears involved in executing them. The next edition takes place in Dublin’s Dogpatch Labs on September 7th at 6pm where panelists and attendees will be taking a look into the future… With this in mind, a panel of founders and industry experts will share their thoughts on everything from sustainability and future cities to social enterprise and IOT.
This is your opportunity to learn how our Pervasive Nation network can help with your Internet of Things research and innovation. The half-day event will include case studies to illustrate how SMEs, start-ups, industry, academics, and researchers are already making use of our Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN). We will also include a walk-through demonstration of how sensors can easily be added to the network. Pervasive Nation is operated by CONNECT - the Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre for Future Networks at Trinity College Dublin - and is a resource for academic research an
We all know Grand Canal as the home of Google but unbeknownst to many, tucked among the tech giants is a building where ancient crafts are still practised, The Design Tower. The Tower’s seven stories of studios play host to jewellers, fashion designers, conservationists and more. In the fourth instalment in our series exploring The Design Tower, Dublin.ie meets sculptor and painter Elizabeth O’Kane to talk about her path to art, her craft and the building itself. I always wanted to be an artist but I went to quite an academic school in Northern Ireland. I completely messed up my art paper and thoug
Sofian is quite the globetrotter. Originally from Normandy in France, his passport has already accumulated plenty of stamps. He’s worked in the Czech Republic, Shanghai and Luxembourg, to name just a few. Now he’s living in Ireland and working in Accenture’s new global centre for innovation, The Dock, where multidisciplinary teams investigate, imagine and bring new ideas to life. Located in Dublin’s Silicon Docks, it’s an exciting workspace that boasts state of the art design and technology to enable for creativity, collaboration and, of course, fun.
We believe that when the SaaS community comes together the result will be a mutual improvement. That's why we built SaaStock. Join us for SaaStock 2017 in Dublin Ireland: Grow your network Leverage the community of 1500 leading SaaS Founders and Investors" 3 days, 3 stages, 100 speakers, in one city. Turn your SaaS up to eleven! The networking, the learning, the demoing, the deal making, the investing. SaaS.City Lots of fringe events to choose from across the City as a precursor to SaaStock. Think of it as the SaaStock ice breaker. Learn Learn how to build a leading category
ShipItCon is a community event for engineers involved in the building and deployment of software. This is a non-profit event, organised by volunteers and any remaining funds will be donated to a local charity. ShipItCon's Platinum sponsors are Demonware, DIGIT Game Studios, and Workday.
Do not miss out on a morning of strong coffee, great networking and the best Brekkie in Dublin city. Ciara Clancy, CEO and Founder of Beats Medical, will talk to us.
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Come and re:connect EUROPE with us! Join the second edition of re:publica in Ireland. After a first, very successful re:publica in Dublin in 2016, we’re at it again: Let the journey begin! Under the re:connecting EUROPE motto, we’re launching a field trip from the north of Europe to the south. It gets rolling on September 7 and 8 2017 in the Irish capital. The first #rpDUB felt quite a bit like the first re:publica in Berlin. There was lots of room for discussions and a great exchange with the Irish digital community. Participate and get a part of re:publica with our Call f
From one chair to three shops – the success of Cut & Sew Barbershop culture is on the rise in Dublin. Barbershops are becoming cultural hotspots. Places you can go not only for a haircut, but for music, design or even a whiskey. By taking the best of New York’s barbershops and adding a touch of creativity and an Irish welcome, Sean Bryan of Cut & Sew has built his business from one chair in the basement of a record shop to three stores in Dublin’s city centre. And he isn’t finished yet. Dublin.ie caught up with Sean to see what’s behind his success. Sean left school after
I first came across The Dublin Honey Project in a local cafe on Leonard’s Corner. Stacked in a little pyramid were half-pound jars, each bearing bold lettering that denoted which postcode in the city they hailed from. In ascending order, D1, D4, D6, D7, D9, D14 and finally, the somewhat more ambiguous ‘Co. Dublin’. But it wasn’t just the lettering on the beautiful packaging that was different; they each seemed to have their own individual colour and hue, so I concluded they probably tasted a little different, too. I would never find out. By the time I’d consumed the jar of honey from my own postcode, the cafe had completely sold out, and they wouldn’t be back in stock until the following year.
If you live in Dublin, it’s almost impossible not to be aware of the shortage of affordable housing. If you haven’t joined the back of a long queue to view a property in recent years, chances are you know a lot of people that have. And for many the consequences can be far worse; about 140 people sleep rough every night, there are some 3,000 homeless who are dependent on hotels and B&Bs, and a further 100,000 are on social housing waiting lists. It’s something that’s garnered a lot of media & governmental attention, and often the solutions proffered are quite grandiose; build up and build quickly. As a nation, we tend to have a penchant for the new when it comes to housing. While that may be a part of the solution, it’s certainly not the only approach. In every corner of this city, there are spaces going to waste.