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Marieke Oggel


Everything you need to know about reusable masks

By Marieke Oggel / September 16, 2020

For the foreseeable future, masks are going to be an essential part of our daily lives. They’ve extended the mental checklist we run through as we head outdoors. Phone, wallet, keys… Mask? By now, you’ve probably noticed how quickly a person can go through a bag of disposable masks. As a mask-wearing world becomes the […]


7 places to buy used books in Dublin

By Marieke Oggel / September 5, 2020

There is much to be said for buying used books. They’re more affordable, better for the environment, and have a particular old book smell to them that you can’t find anywhere else. They’re a little worn in already, so the stakes are lower for coffee spills and cracking the spine. There’s also something very charming […]


5 movies about immigration

By Marieke Oggel / August 12, 2020

Immigration is an important and highly relevant topic of our time, so it’s no wonder that it is a source of inspiration for many filmmakers in their storytelling. Of course, there is no singular immigrant experience. However, through these stories, filmmakers have the power to give a voice to the underrepresented. Films can challenge stereotypes, […]


7 of the best veggie burgers in Dublin

By Marieke Oggel / August 7, 2020

Having a burger once in a while is good for the soul, and who’s to say they’re only for meat-eaters? The huge recent shift in attitude towards meat consumption in Ireland means that plant-based options are more available than ever before. Dublin is ahead of the game, and was even pronounced the most vegan-friendly city […]


7 spots to swim in Dublin

By Marieke Oggel / August 3, 2020

With some sunny days predicted for August this year, why not make the most of the final month of summer and head out for a dip? Here are seven of the loveliest spots to swim in Dublin. All places mentioned are accessible from the city centre on the DART or Dublin bus. 1. Vico baths […]