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5 Great Dublin Museums to visit this summer

By Sean Barrett / June 21, 2021

The phrase “you don’t appreciate something until it’s gone” never sounded more accurate than when the Covid-19 pandemic struck our shores in March of last year. Nonetheless, we have been fortunate in that we have been afforded the opportunity to explore our small island due to our inability to leave it. And, now, there is […]

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Irish Artists: Mary Swanzy and Cubism

By Gandharva Joshi / June 15, 2021

Emergence of Cubism (early 1900s)  Cubism, generally thought of as one of the most thought provoking and evocative art movements, served as a crucial link between 20th-century avant-garde art and contemporary new-age mediums. The movement’s “modernist impulse” challenged and instigated the established  “art canon” norms. It emerged amongst other radical movements, yet retained a unique […]

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Restitution and Repatriation: Art and Culture in 2021

By Gandharva Joshi / April 30, 2021

Art and Culture in 2021: Restitution and Repatriation  From Benin bronzes to Ancient Fayum portraits, across Europe, repatriation and subsequent decolonisation movements have reinvigorated cultural institutions to introspect and rethink their established exhibits.  Colonial art and artefacts have long been the treasured displays of many Western museums over the centuries. One of the most treasured […]

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Re-opening of the National Gallery of Ireland

By Gandharva Joshi / April 22, 2021

The much awaited phased re-opening of The National Gallery of Ireland is on track for May 2021. What changes can the public expect? And what’s on display?  Re-opening of the gallery 2021   As with most of the Mondrians, Jack B. Yeats hangs in the empty halls of the National Gallery of Ireland, but news of […]

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8 peculiar international museums to visit online during lockdown

By Julia Villanueva / November 5, 2020

Online tours for the most famous international museums are quite easy to find, but when it comes to finding more bizarre alternatives, it takes time and effort to catch sight of them. We have compiled a list of curious and unusual museums with online tours, videos, or activities for you to experience at home during […]

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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 […]

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“Martello Towers in Ireland” PART I : James Joyce Tower and Museum

By Shrinwanti Mistri / June 12, 2020

While being immersed in the pages of the masterpiece, Ulysses by James Joyce, or while exploring the coastal beauty of Ireland, a couple of antique structures might grab your attention. These antique beauties are known as the ‘Martello Towers’. But, have you ever wondered about the rich history and the cultural significance of these historical […]

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Ireland’s TOP 10 castles: Dublin Castle

By Peter Dlhopolec / March 23, 2020

Bram Stoker used to work at Dublin Castle.  Dublin Castle, which is a major government complex and one of the city’s most visited sights today, was in the British hands until the early 20th century. Before today’s structure was erected, there had been a “Duibhlinn” fortress built by the Norsemen on a hill near which the […]

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