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Emma Grove

Emma is a Californian-native, a food lover, and a Journalist for Babylon Radio. With a MA(Hons) from the University of Glasgow, Emma is interested in everything musical and cultural going on in Ireland!

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A journey through the past: a guide to the ancient sites in Ireland

By Emma Grove / January 21, 2020

Transport yourself back to Ireland’s mystical history by discovering some of the ancient sites in Ireland.  The misty grey skies of this stoic island carry a whisper on the wind of ages past. Druidic tradition and bardic tales contained within the annals of Irish history lay the legend of the ancient sites in Ireland. Many […]

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A taste of home: The best Asian markets in Dublin

By Emma Grove / January 16, 2020

 Chinese New Year is upon us and what better way to celebrate than authentic Chinese ingredients from some of Dublin’s best asian markets! Chinese New Year is in a few short weeks and what better way to prepare than checking out some of the Best Asian markets in Dublin. Fresh fish, spring rolls, rice balls, […]

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Lunchtime, munch-time! Best delis in Dublin!

By Emma Grove / January 16, 2020

Trade in your meal deal in for a scrumptious sandwich courtesy of the best delis in Dublin! Sandwiches are the life and soul of the Irish mid-day meal. That’s why every Spar and Centra have a deli counter, waiting – nay – preying on hungry souls like you and I who are just looking for […]

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Coffee addicts anonymous: Independent cafes in Dublin

By Emma Grove / January 14, 2020

Let 2020 be the year of supporting local green businesses by taking a peek at our list of some of the best independent cafes in Dublin. Independent cafes in Dublin are a dime a dozen. It seems every week there are new artisan roasters and eco-friendly cafes opening up all over the city. However, international […]

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Month of music: gigs in Dublin January, 2020

By Emma Grove / January 8, 2020

Looking for gigs in Dublin this January? It’s 2020 and there are tonnes of acts coming to town this month! Start your new year right with moving and shaking at some of Dublin’s most anticipated performances. Bonus: every event listed is less than €20. Without further ado, here’s Dublin’s hottest gigs in January 2020! New […]

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Dive into charity: Christmas day charity swims in Ireland

By Emma Grove / December 11, 2019

Christmas Day charity swims in Ireland are a decades long tradition. After all, what better way to beat the Christmas Eve hangover than diving into charity at one of Ireland’s Annual Christmas Day Swims? Take a dip and feel exhilarated, all while giving back to a good cause (or several). Read more below for details! […]

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Human Rights Day: Happy Holidays from around the globe!

By Emma Grove / December 10, 2019

Happy Human Rights Day everyone! This secular holiday is celebrated every year across the world in mid-December. But how did this holiday come to be? And how is it observed around the world? Read more to find out! Happy holidays from around the globe Babylon babes! It’s Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa/Winter Solstice time, but what of the lesser […]

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St. Nicholas Day: Happy holidays from around the globe!

By Emma Grove / December 6, 2019

Today is St. Nicholas Day! Happy holidays from around the globe! This continental European holiday is celebrated every year in December. But who was this infamous St. Nick? How is he celebrated around the world? Read more to find out! Happy  St. Nicholas Day Babylon babes! It’s Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa/Winter Solstice time, but what of the lesser […]

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Keeping it green and clean: recycling rules in Dublin

By Emma Grove / December 4, 2019

Recycling rules in Dublin are hard to navigate. What can you recycle at home versus what goes to a centre, versus what’s not recycling at all? The list goes on and on. Here at Babylon we want to help you keep things clean and green with our guide to recycling rules in Dublin.   Recycling […]

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Irish Christmas songs and carols from the 17th century to today

By Emma Grove / December 3, 2019

Irish Christmas songs and carols are enjoyed worldwide throughout the holiday season. How did this seasonal musical tradition emerge in Ireland? Read more to find out!   Irish Christmas songs have been a feature of holiday celebrations dating back centuries. Fun fact of the day: Christmas carolling as we know it is rooted in pagan […]

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