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Art brought up to date in honour of Mother and Baby Home survivors

Art brought up to date in honour of Mother and Baby Home survivors

Myriam Riand and Áine O’Brien told The Liberty about their work for Herstory Ireland. To honour St Bridget’s day and the victims of the Mother and Baby Homes, Herstory Ireland in collaboration…

Dublin artist Sophie Meehan remains inspired despite Covid

Dublin artist Sophie Meehan remains inspired despite Covid

The artist and poet talks to The Liberty about the political art she created during lockdown and her love of the city. A hand-made magazine – a zine – might seem like…

‘No one is ready for 2021’ – Nixer aim for fame despite pandemic

‘No one is ready for 2021’ – Nixer aim for fame despite pandemic

The ‘New Wave’ Irish band talk to The Liberty about future plans and how the pandemic inspired them Nixer is a duo consisting of Seán Keenan and Gearóid Peggs. With…

“You’d even miss people spilling pints at gigs”: Scattered Ashes Band on Covid-19

“You’d even miss people spilling pints at gigs”: Scattered Ashes Band on Covid-19

   “I can’t remember really what it was like before,” lead singer of Scattered Ashes Robert Dalton jokes on an early Friday morning Zoom call.  On a freezing February morning I talked to Scattered…

Bringing weaving back to the Liberties

Bringing weaving back to the Liberties

With a fabric tape measure around her neck, Marja Almqvist talks with passion about the textile history of the Liberties.  Textile apparels going back to the Vikings era were found in this part…

Creativity in Adversity – Lockdown and the meaning behind ‘TheArtOfAsbestos’

Creativity in Adversity – Lockdown and the meaning behind  ‘TheArtOfAsbestos’

“TheArtOfAsbestos”, often shortened to ‘Asbestos’ is the distinctive moniker by which a Dublin street artist operates in and around Dublin City Centre. Amassing 4,500 Instagram followers, the unidentified artist has experienced wide popularity with his ‘Lost’ series of…

Absolutely Bricking It! Dublin designer puts his childhood toys to good use

Absolutely Bricking It! Dublin designer puts his childhood toys to good use

Dublin has never seemed so small, not since Gianni Clifford began rebuilding the city brick by brick… with Lego!  The product designer and Lego-head caught attention online at the beginning…

€19 million investment into ‘Liberties Creative Campus’

€19 million investment into ‘Liberties Creative Campus’

Dublin City Council are to carry out a feasibility study into ambitious plans for a €19 million ‘creative campus’ in the Liberties area of the city. These proposals are part of an Urban Regeneration and Development Fund…

Add ‘Irish’ to your cart

Add ‘Irish’ to your cart

Now more than ever it is so important to implement the shop local, shop Irish mindset. Supporting small Irish businesses is something that can be done in many ways and…

The Dog on the Dockside

The Dog on the Dockside

A street artist whose work has appeared across Dublin – including graffiti-filled Liberty Lane off Kevin Street – has won new accolades for his latest mural of the President’s dead dog. …

Cancelled exhibition and being an artist during a pandemic with Neil Dunne

Cancelled exhibition and being an artist during a pandemic with Neil Dunne

“Expanded print practise” is how Neil Dunne, a Liberties-born and raised artist would define his art.  He started silk-screen printing while studying in NCAD (National College of Art and Design) where he obtained both his…

‘May Weekender’ for local culture falls victim to Covid-19 shutdown

By Jack Shanahan ‘CULTURE Date with Dublin 8’, which promotes the local area, has cancelled its ‘May Weekender’, planned for May 16th and 17th. The annual event celebrates the history,…

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