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Sean Barrett

Sean is a 2nd year politics student in UL (University of Limerick) who has a love for all things history related, Sean enjoys writing articles on Pop culture, history, art and music.

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Denise Chaila: The future of Irish Rap

By Sean Barrett / May 11, 2021

Denise Chaila is a Limerick-based Zambian-Irish rapper, musician, and hip hop artist. In 2019 and 2020, she took centre stage, enthralling the country with her upbeat songs, sharp lyrics, and bold attitude. Chaila reflects a new era of Irish rap, with her bouncy rhythms and distinct backing vocals in addition to her Zambian musical form. […]

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Dublin’s beloved sea swimming spots

By Sean Barrett / May 7, 2021

On social media, Dubliners can be seen plunging into the cold Irish Sea for a mind-awakening dive all year round, both to strengthen their immune systems and also to help fend off the impact of a few too many days in lockdown. One of the great things about sea swimming in Dublin is that it […]

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3 Great Irish Roadtrips for Summer 2021

By Sean Barrett / May 4, 2021

This week, Taoiseach Micheál Martin outlined the reopening schedule for May and June, stating that the country is in a safer position now and that the Covid-19 strategy is “progressing well” in part due to people’s actions and the success of the vaccine rollout, with one of the most significant announcements being the resumption of […]

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Doras: Promoting and Protecting Human Rights

By Sean Barrett / April 29, 2021

Doras: Promoting and Protecting Human Rights Doras was established in 2000 by a small group of devoted volunteers in reaction to the Irish government’s creation of the Direct Provision policy. The name Doras (Irish for “door”) was selected as an acronym for Development Organisation for Refugees and Asylum Seekers, a symbolic open door inviting new […]

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The History of The Mars Missions

By Sean Barrett / April 25, 2021

For decades, the study and exploration of Mars have been a top priority of the world’s biggest space agencies.  The Solar System’s most studied celestial body is apart from Earth. Understanding the history of the previous Mars missions helps put into perspective how far we have come and what the future may hold for the […]

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Anthony Bourdain: the original culinary gangster

By Sean Barrett / April 21, 2021

Anthony Bourdain was an American chef, writer, and documentary filmmaker who brought forth and popularised “foodie” culture in the early 21st century with his hugely influential books and television shows. Bourdain was a multi-faceted and world-traveled idealist with a strong passion for cuisine, life, and regional cultures — as well as a wide range of […]

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Simon Zebo’s return: what it means for Irish rugby

By Sean Barrett / April 18, 2021

Simon Zebo’s return: what it means for Irish rugby Munster’s Head Coach Johann van Graan recently announced that Simon Zebo would return to Thomond Park next season on a co-funded deal with the IRFU. Zebo, Munster’s all-time try-scorer, will return from a two-year contract with Paris’ Racing 92 to play for his home club, where […]

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How to practise self-care effectively

By Sean Barrett / April 16, 2021

After over a hundred days of the most recent lockdown restrictions, we now get a taste of what it will be like once the Level 5 limits are lifted. For certain people, the reduced constraints will be enough to accommodate their mental and emotional needs for the foreseeable future. Unfortunately, these eased restrictions alone are […]

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Exploring Other Cultures Through Food

By Sean Barrett / April 13, 2021

Food plays an essential role in our everyday lives and is far more than just a daily necessity to keep our bodies ticking. Have you ever considered how our cultural experience is formed by the food we eat? Many of us can equate our beloved dishes with pleasant thoughts and early childhood memories. When we […]

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The History of Irish Horse Racing

By Sean Barrett / April 9, 2021

It’s clear that people have always had an inherent pride in the magnificent prowess of horses and a competitive desire to be the best. The sport of racing one horse against another is possibly as ancient as the art of riding horses itself. This competitive horse racing, in particular, has had a long and illustrious […]

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