The Most Memorable GAA Matches

Since the inception of the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) in 1884, Gaelic Football (along with camogie and handball) has been a staple of Irish sporting culture. Despite not reaching the financial or global cultural level of international sports such as football and rugby, GAA games provide a remarkable example of thriving amateur sports; existing through… Read more »

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Your Essential Guide to Arthur’s Day 2013

Arthur’s Day has become a welcome tradition in Dublin since its inception a few years ago – in fact it’s now celebrated in places all over the world, including the US (not to mention 32 counties in Ireland). Named after Arthur Guinness, the inventor of Dublin’s famous black stuff, Arthur’s Day was created to celebrate… Read more »

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6 British Bands That Just Keep on Going

| posted in News

We’ve all heard of ageing rockers taking the stage to relive their former glory; whether it’s Paul McCartney, ACDC or the Rolling Stones, it’s not an uncommon site to see age-weathered superstars show (or in some cases try to show) they can still cut it in the musical arena. The list of bands who have… Read more »

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All of Dublin City’s a stage…

| posted in Festivals, News

For 16 days later this month and next the whole city becomes a stage of sorts when it hosts this year’s Dublin Theatre Festival (26 September to 13 October). Plays, monologues, puppetry and dance from actors and companies right here in Dublin, from further afield in Ireland and even overseas, will be heard and seen… Read more »

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Guinness Facts and Figures [Infographic]

| posted in History of Ireland

Here at the home of Guinness we know pretty much all there is to know about the black stuff, but do you?  From Africa being the major worldwide consumer to the best-selling Guinness Book of World Records, the time it takes to pour the perfect pint to ‘Guinness lobster’, there are many different interesting facts… Read more »

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10 Heartfelt Leonard Cohen Cover Songs

Leonard Cohen is one of the most popular and successful songwriters ever to grace a stage; producing beautiful and haunting melodies that were augmented with prose that were (and are) regularly considered as nothing short of lyrical genius. His live shows are considered one of the highlights of any musical calendar and his presence on… Read more »

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Sign Up for Giggles and Gags in Dublin this September

| posted in Festivals, News

If you’re in the market for a laugh or two (or twenty) this September – and let’s face it who doesn’t enjoy a good giggle from time to time – then Dublin Fringe Festival is the place to head for. The autumn 2013 show will launch in the city on Thursday, September 5 and run… Read more »

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Hardy Souls Prepare for Dun Laoghaire Harbour Swim

| posted in News, Sporting Events

The bold and brave amongst us will no doubt have spent most of the summer getting into practice for the celebrated annual swim extravaganza in Dun Laoghaire Harbour. This year’s race is set to take place on Sunday, September 8 starting from the east pier. And, as usual there’ll be more spectators than there are swimmers… Read more »

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