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Culture Night 2020: The ultimate route

By Tami Pereira / September 17, 2020

Ready for the most important cultural event in Dublin? This Friday you have no excuses. Go into the street and get immersed in Irish culture by many different online and offline activities. From 4 p.m. until late in the night (11:30 p.m. approx), Culture Night 2020 will make you feel connected to art again and […]


Hip-Hop and Non-Stop Dublin Tradition

By Noel Murphy / September 17, 2020

“Raised on songs and stories, heroes of renown. The passing tales of glory, that once was Dublin town.”   Dublin has always been a hotbed of artists, writers, critics, thinkers, and indeed drinkers. From James Joyce to Imelda May, from Brendan Behan to Glen Hansard, we have always been a city to tell it how […]


COVID 19 and Irish Theatre-What next?

By Noel Murphy / September 8, 2020

  Theatre in Ireland has been through a lot since it was first introduced by Scottish poet John Ogilby in the 17th century. His theatre, the first official theatre in Ireland was eventually shut down by puritans in 1641. When the monarchy was restored under Charles II the love affair with the theatre was also […]


Street Art In Dublin

By Karl Ffrench / August 20, 2020

Street Art is about expression, creativity, freedom, asking and raising questions. Its imagery instills thought, even if it’s about protesting or analysing our society of today. To many, it’s beautifying an area, a space, an empty space, and it’s a way to step beyond normal conventions and a freedom in displaying art in the street. […]


10 best Irish plays

By Sean Quigley / June 26, 2020

Theatre does something that no other medium can do. While a good film can draw you in, a play can create a physical world right in front of you. In some cases, they make you a part of the show. Theatre has been at the heart of Irish arts for decades, and most plays have […]


History of the selfie

By Ayumi Miyano / April 16, 2020

It has been 180 years since the first known selfie was taken. Here is a brief introduction to the history of the selfie — self-portraits. The Oxford English dictionary selected the word “selfie” as the word of the year for 2013. The dictionary defines a selfie as “a photograph that one has taken of oneself, […]


See the colours: Art Galleries in Ireland

By Jacqueline Russe / January 21, 2020

Are you interested in visual arts? Visit these beautiful art galleries in Ireland! Ireland has always been a country of the visual arts. Being an isolated country, it developed its own art styles during the early years of the Christianisation of Ireland in the fifth century. From the late 17th century onward, Irish artists became […]


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 […]