Tag Archives: Ireland

Down the Glen

Nearly a year ago, Irish musician Patrick Dexter began posting online videos of himself playing the cello. Since then, his open-air recitals, shot outside his picturesque cottage in Mayo on the rural west coast, have been viewed millions of times. The video … Continue reading

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Take a closer look at your library

Libraries Ireland has launched a new national advertising campaign asking everyone to “Take a Closer Look” at what their local library has to offer. A new video features real libraries and librarians and is part a wider national strategy to increase library … Continue reading

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Hope For All Of Us

The Bookseller has reported that Silence Under a Stone, by the 81-year-old Irish writer Norma MacMaster, has been shortlisted for the Society of Authors’ Awards. What is noteworthy is that it is also Norma’s debut novel. The book, which the Independent … Continue reading

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Bram Stoker’s Dublin

The last weekend in October has become the best time to visit Dublin each year since the advent of the Bram Stoker Festival and Halloween Parade seven years ago. The festivities always include a spectacular costumed parade, theatrical performances, musical … Continue reading

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Mean Streets of Dublin

 

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Dublin in the Drizzle

The 2018 winner of the Hennessy New Irish Writer of the Year award is Manus Boyle Tobin. His short story “Drizzle on the Windscreen” is a single sentence narrative about a homeless Dublin taxi driver. Tobin has said that his … Continue reading

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Winter Is Coming

Tomorrow marks the  winter solstice —the shortest day and longest night of the year. In the northern hemisphere, the solstice also marks the official start of winter. Here on the east coast of the U.S., the solstice will be happen at … Continue reading

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Dublin Pubs Immortalized

Heineken has commissioned the Dutch pottery company Royal Goedewaagen to create original beer taps for three Dublin pubs in the form of miniature models of each venue. Royal Goedewaagen created scaled models of The Stag’s Head on Dame Court, John Kehoe’s on South … Continue reading

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You Don’t Need To be Irish

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Ireland, 1912

Set in 1912 Ireland, “Uisce Beatha” (Gaelic for Water of Life) is based on the true tale of a feckless young Irishman who leaves his rural home with hopes of finding his fortune in America. Irish director Shaun O. Connor … Continue reading

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