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Leora Mansoor

Leora is a freelance journalist who is currently working for Babylon Radio, covering all things current and cultural

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A history of Cahir

By Leora Mansoor / December 11, 2019

A history of Cahir: the delightfully sleepy little town you’ve probably never heard about – but should To most, Cahir is a small, sleepy little town in the county of Tipperary with a famously in-tact castle and not much else. But to those who know it well, it is a charming place full of life […]

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New classics: Irish vegan recipes

By Leora Mansoor / December 10, 2019

Want a wholesome, traditional Irish meal but can’t find anything that caters to both your old fashioned and vegan needs? Well look no further! These hearty Irish vegan recipes will sort you right out. It is no secret that, when talking about food, Irish vegan recipes are words that historically have never gone together – […]

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Christmas Eve traditions around the world

By Leora Mansoor / December 6, 2019

Not sure what to do this Christmas Eve? This list of Christmas Eve traditions from around the world may help bring something new to your yuletide celebrations this year. Of course, every family has their own Christmas Eve traditions that are unique to them, especially in the multicultural world we live in nowadays. It is […]

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Sitto Z: The sizzling family sauce business

By Leora Mansoor / December 2, 2019

Sitto Z is a tiny family-run business that makes its own signature chilli sauces, dry rubs and refreshing juices. You can currently find them on the weekends at the Honest2Goodness Saturday market in Glasnevin and the Christmas market on Stephen’s Green on Sundays. It is no secret that the bar is particularly low when it […]

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Historical photos of Ireland: an unseen glimpse of the 1950s

By Leora Mansoor / November 29, 2019

Ireland in Focus: Photographing the 1950s is a photography exhibition currently on at the Collins Barracks showing historical photos of Ireland, including never seen before photos from Henri Cartier-Bresson. On the 20th of November, 2019 the National Museum of Ireland opened its doors to an excited press and specially selected guests who crowded in to […]

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Eight Traditional Irish Winter Recipes

By Leora Mansoor / November 25, 2019

Try out these eight traditional Irish winter recipes that will fill your stomachs and keep you warm this Christmas. Have you got friends or family visiting soon and want to wow them with some traditional Irish winter recipes to make them gush over how Irish you are and immersed in the culture you’ve become? Well […]

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How many of these Irish lighthouses have you been to?

By Leora Mansoor / November 21, 2019

The Great Lighthouses of Ireland is a celebration of some the most beautiful Irish lighthouses. Discover their incredible histories, protected secrets and maybe even spend a night or two within their wind-battered walls… No, it is not clickbait, they are actually called the Great Lighthouses of Ireland and they truly are great. There are twelve […]

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French Film Festival at the IFI

By Leora Mansoor / November 14, 2019

The IFI’s French Film Festival started on Monday which means that an array of independent, award-nominated French films are being shown daily from the 13th-24th of November at the Irish Film Institute. This means that it’s your lucky day if you speak French, like wearing a beret and telling people you’re cultured and prefer films […]

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Ten Inspirational Irish Women

By Leora Mansoor / November 13, 2019

There are some pretty fantastic, inspirational women out there, but what about fantastic, inspirational Irish women? When was the last time we paid tribute to the heroines of our Emerald Isle, both here and passed? The women who contributed to our society through their art, music, food and more. The role models setting records against […]

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Ireland’s Hidden Homeless: LGBT+ Youth

By Leora Mansoor / November 4, 2019

I met a girl recently who when we spoke, I realised was in an almost identical living situation to the one I had been in only a couple of weeks ago. Like me, she was living in Dublin hostels and using these temporary homes as a base to get to work every day.  Anyone who […]

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