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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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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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From Magic to Tragic: A History of Ireland’s Witches

By Leora Mansoor / October 30, 2019

Compared to England, Ireland wasn’t ever madly trigger happy when it came to witchcraft and witch-hunting. Whilst it was common practice across the pond to torture and burn women who were suspected of being part of the occult, Ireland has a much fewer incidents on record. In fact, there are six cases that keep coming […]

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Ireland Island Series: Wandering West

By Leora Mansoor / October 29, 2019

So we finally made it. West: where the wild Atlantic roars and the final part of our Ireland Island series concludes. Prepare yourself for a wild ride as we wind down the wonderous, wet, whimsical and wistful west coast of Ireland. For once there is an abundance of islands to choose from and not just […]

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Ireland Island Series: The Secret South

By Leora Mansoor / October 23, 2019

We’ve done the Ireland Islands of the mighty north, the efficacious east and now it’s time to migrate south for part three of our Ireland Island series. There are fewer to choose from but don’t think for a second that that takes away from the stunning, spectacular or stupendous sightliness of any of them. Buckle […]

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The Tastiest Falafel in Dublin: Do Falafel

By Leora Mansoor / October 21, 2019

Do Falafel is a small little joint on Richmond Street with a green sign on the outside that boldly states it’s name. It’s been on the scene for about five years but has been under the new management of Amet now for just under a year. Amet, from Syria, has been living here for 12 […]

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Ireland Island Series: The Beasts of the East

By Leora Mansoor / October 21, 2019

We’re picking up from where we left off on the North coast of our Ireland Island Series and kicking off this second edition with some absolute beasts from the East. You know, those beauties that are nice and accessible for Dubliners, rich enough for the history buffs, hipster enough for the hikers and of course, […]

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Top 5 events for 20th of October in Dublin

By Leora Mansoor / October 20, 2019

As we all well know, Sunday comes for us all. So let’s try and do this one right. We’ve compiled a list for you with the perfect combination of low maintenance and exciting things to do that’ll brighten up the last day of your weekend. We hope you enjoy. Happy Sunday 20th folks! 1. Dublin […]

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Ireland Island Series: The Best of the North

By Leora Mansoor / October 17, 2019

Fancy a trip away from the mainland? Somewhere where the grass is probably greener and the sea can be seen at all times? Well look no further – for your research I mean – because we’ve done that for you. The islands themselves are probably not actually within your scope of vision right now…. And […]

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Celtic Ghost Towns: The Estates Ireland Forgot About

By Leora Mansoor / October 16, 2019

From churches to barnyards, outhouses, factories and unidentified piles of stone. All you have to do is drive through Ireland to know that it’s a graveyard of ruins. They seemed so romantic and mysterious to me as a child. I remember how I would implore my dad to stop the car and let me out, […]

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