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‘Let’s make a modern Ulysses’

‘Let’s make a modern Ulysses’

The Liberty hears from Max Zanaga of the Irish-based band Tebi Rex about Musictown 2021, in collaboration with The Word Up Collective, putting on a very Dublin online show. The Dublin Music and Arts Festival, Musictown 2021, was held at the end of April. The festival which takes place live in the city centre annually was forced…

Kevin Street Library keeps the community together

Kevin Street Library keeps the community together

It seems like no sooner had the library reopened after years of renovation than Covid-19 closed it down again. The Liberty hears from branch manager Charlotte Fabian about a beloved local institution. Like most indoor spaces in Ireland, Kevin Street Library closed its doors in March 2020 when lockdown…

‘My art began to suit the atmosphere of the country’

‘My art began to suit the atmosphere of the country’

From drawing as a child in a small town in County Galway to learning in the Liberties and then having his artwork tour the world, illustrator David Rooney discusses his creative process – and a success rooted in the darkness of Ireland in the 1980s.  “As long as I can remember I’ve been drawing. School…

Imelda May: ‘The people in the community have held each other up for years’

Imelda May: ‘The people in the community have held each other up for years’

The Liberty sat down with the singer over Zoom and spoke with her about her new album, learning…

Cutting back on plastic in the Liberties

Cutting back on plastic in the Liberties

Various businesses in the area tell the Liberty how they are reducing their use of unnecessary plastics.    “We…

When will Ireland start to re-open?

When will Ireland start to re-open?

As we approach the warmer summer months with cases slowly decreasing, the question is when will Ireland be out of…

Phibsboro: A community seeking climate-change improvements for everyone

Phibsboro: A community seeking climate-change improvements for everyone

The Northside neighbourhood was recently chosen to take part in a pilot project for community-based action that aims to…

Fatima community garden is part of the growth of a neighbourhood

Fatima community garden is part of the growth of a neighbourhood

Doug Hazel of the Back of the Pipes Residents Association tells The Liberty how their green-patch project got…

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Liberties gallery goes global to get out of a jam

Liberties gallery goes global to get out of a jam

“Making the place profitable after all of this is going to be a hard one.” The owners of Jam Art Factory on…

Bru Box: From GAA grounds to coffee grounds

Bru Box: From GAA grounds to coffee grounds

GAA stars Nathan Mullins and Eamonn Fennell swap the pitch for lattes as they spoke with The Liberty…

Troubling times won’t stop Hop-on Hop-off tours from exploring Dublin

Troubling times won’t stop Hop-on Hop-off tours from exploring Dublin

Hop-on Hop-off tours are a huge part of the tourism industry in major cities around the globe. Conor Kenny reveals how various…

Container Coffee: a coffee shop with a twist

Container Coffee: a coffee shop with a twist

From producing a medical reality-TV show to selling coffee from a shipping container in the Liberties is no…

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