Xmas Busking in Dublin

Posted on Dec 25, 2015 in Dublin | one comment

The annual busking tradition continued on Grafton St yesterday but instead of one or two artists surprising shoppers there were six. U2 frontman Bono was joined by Hozier, Glen Hansard, Kodaline, Ronan Keating and The Script on the shopping street and a huge crowd gathered to catch a glimpse. Bono and Hozier busking in Grafton […]

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Christmas in Dublin

Posted on Dec 21, 2015 in Dublin | Comments Off on Christmas in Dublin

It’s sometimes hard to stop and take a few moments out of your busy life to take in the beauty of Dublin at Christmas time. If you have a moment to stop and appreciate it, Christmas in Dublin can be rather lovely. The Christmas lights, the shoppers, the drinkers, the barmen… it’s tempting to say […]

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The Force is Strong in Dublin

Posted on Dec 17, 2015 in Dublin | Comments Off on The Force is Strong in Dublin

Many Dubliners have gazed in wondrous amaze at the Dublin Spire aka The Spike which is built in O’Connell Street, Dublin’s main thoroughfare. The Spire of Dublin, alternatively titled the Monument of Light is a large, stainless steel, pin-like monument 121.2 metres (398 ft) in height, located on the site of the former Nelson’s Pillar […]

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The original Bloody Sunday

Posted on Nov 21, 2015 in Dublin | 5 comments

On the morning of November 21, 1920 at precisely 9 a.m. agents of Michael Collins’ Squad  “The Twelve Apostles” spread throughout Dublin City and went to work. When they were finished twelve British Secret Service agents and two Auxiliary Policemen were dead and the legend of “Bloody Sunday” was written in the annals of Irish […]

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The Irish are coming

Posted on Nov 18, 2015 in Dublin | Comments Off on The Irish are coming

Ireland qualifying for major tournaments doesn’t happen very often and the players that got us to the Euros next summer made sure to celebrate in style. The Irish players capped their qualification for Euro 2016 in true style on Tuesday night, heading to a Dublin bar for a celebratory sing song. Martin O’Neill’s men had […]

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Minion terrorises Dublin

Posted on Aug 4, 2015 in Dublin | 2 comments

Motorists in Dublin got a shock this afternoon, as a giant inflatable Minion flew loose of its tether and tumbled across a main road by the Omni Centre in Santry, North Dublin. The 40-foot inflatable character from the movie Minions got loose from a Dublin fairground on Monday and caused confusion when it blocked a […]

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Mr Zoella, Alfie Deyes, lands in Dublin

Posted on Jul 13, 2015 in Dublin | Comments Off on Mr Zoella, Alfie Deyes, lands in Dublin

The arrival of popular Youtuber Alfie Deyes caused teenage hysteria as hundreds of people queued up for the chance to meet him on Dublin’s O’Connell Street on Saturday afternoon. The vlogger, who has amassed more than 4.3m subscribers on his ‘Pointless’ channel since its 2009 launch, drew hundreds of teenage supporters from all over the […]

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Bloomsday 2015 in Dublin

Posted on Jun 14, 2015 in Dublin | Comments Off on Bloomsday 2015 in Dublin

  The day named after Leopold Bloom, the central character in Ulysses, was celebrated in Dublin this weekend. The Bloomsday Festival is in full swing with various events taking place throughout the city. The final day of festivities is on Tuesday, which is the official day itself, June 16. That is the day in which […]

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Dublin & Monaghan Bombings remembered

Posted on May 16, 2015 in Dublin | Comments Off on Dublin & Monaghan Bombings remembered

A ceremony to mark the 41st anniversary of the Dublin and Monaghan bombings is being held in Dublin today.  Relatives and survivors are using the commemoration to repeat their calls on the British Government to release documents about the attacks. It is 41 years this weekend since three car bombs in Dublin, and a fourth […]

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Tony Fenton – Still a Young Dude

Posted on May 14, 2015 in Dublin | Comments Off on Tony Fenton – Still a Young Dude

Legendary radio star Tony Fenton is to be honoured at a concert featuring top names from the Irish music scene tonight. Radio station Today FM, hosts of the presenter’s The Tony Fenton Show for a number of years, announced details of the gig today. The much-loved DJ, real name Anthony James Fagan, passed away aged […]

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