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Books of Dublin

Dublin, Ireland’s capital city, is a popular travel destination for a myriad of reasons. But for book lovers and bibliophiles Dublin is synonymous with great literature and a must visit for its renowned libraries, amazing antiquarian and indie bookshops and … Continue reading

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Dracula’s Irish Bloodline

Earlier this year the Dublin Film Festival commissioned this fun chart (see below)  of Dracula‘s bloodline through pop media over the last century to celebrate the film Stoker. The graphic, created by illustrator Matthew Griffin, has been resurrected this week … Continue reading

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Gidsy Keeps It Real

Founded in Berlin in 2011, Gidsy is a neat website that matches travelers with locals in 140 cities in 42 countries. Local residents list activities that offer less touristy experiences for reasonable fees. Most of Gidsy’s listings are for activities and events … Continue reading

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Hey Taxi

While traveling in Europe I try to use public transportation whenever possible, however sometimes a taxi is the best option for a time-sensitive trip. A new Finnish start-up booking service called Cabforce offers taxi services in 25 European cities. Users … Continue reading

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Just In Time For Bloomsday

Designed for “saunterers, idlers and tech-savvy literati”, and launched just in the nick of time for this year’s Bloomsday celebrations, JoyceWays is a new app developed by students at Boston College in conjunction with Dublin’s Joyce Centre.   The app … Continue reading

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Remembering the Bookseller, Not the Books

I was saddened to hear this week of the passing of Dublin’s most genial bookseller, Mr.Enda Cunningham of Cathach Books on Duke Street. It’s been about four years since I last visited the bookshop, and I can’t recall the last … Continue reading

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Dublin Has The Write Stuff

This week Dublin has become only the fourth city to be designated an “UNESCO City of Literature”. Joining Edinburgh, Melbourne and Iowa City, Dublin now shares the coveted distinction and honor. Mary Hanafin, Ireland’s Minister of Tourism, said that the … Continue reading

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