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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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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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Throwing the ultimate Thanksgiving in Dublin: A guide

By Emma Grove / November 27, 2019

Looking for tips on throwing the ultimate Thanksgiving in Dublin?  Between finding a turkey a month before Christmas, or finding American marshmallows, I’ve done it all before and I want to share my tips with you! Throwing a Thanksgiving in Dublin is no easy feat. A turkey alone can take up to three hours to […]

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Mobile phone plans in Ireland compared

By Emma Grove / November 26, 2019

When comparing mobile phone plans in Ireland, between regional coverage, fair usage, prepay or bill pay, there’s much to consider. Here’s a guide to help! Have you just arrived and are looking for mobile phone plans in Ireland? Or maybe you’re looking to switch providers? With nine mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) each offering a […]

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An American Abroad: Guide to a Working Holiday Authorisation

By Emma Grove / November 15, 2019

Working abroad in a beautiful country full of history, music, culture, and an array of accents is the dream for many Americans. It allows one the opportunity to live within another culture and learn how to adapt to different social surroundings, as well as explore a beautiful new country. The romance of it all is […]

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Top 12 Clubs in Dublin

By Emma Grove / November 13, 2019

Dublin has over 30 different night clubs in the city centre alone. With so many options it can be difficult to decide where to go when you’re wanting a party. Luckily, Babylon Radio’s found our Top 12 Clubs in Dublin to help you narrow down the search!   Izakaya Basement As you descend down the […]

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Hip-Hop Series: Top 4 Rappers in Galway

By Emma Grove / November 5, 2019

We’ve taken a short hiatus but the Hip-hop series is back! This time we’re hitting up Galway to check out the small but strong hip-hop scene. Disclaimer: Not all of the artists are from or currently based in Galway, however they all are influenced by life in the city. Without further ado, here’s Babylon Radio’s […]

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