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Keeping the lights on

Keeping the lights on

Shopping local during Covid-19  Ireland has seen its first wave of small business closure due to Covid-19, and as times remain uncertain, those who survived are counting on community to make it through the…

Major Social Housing Schemes Set for The Liberties Despite Covid-19 Pandemic

Major Social Housing Schemes Set for The Liberties Despite Covid-19 Pandemic

The development of two new social housing schemes in The Liberties is continuing apace, despite the continuing economic fallout from Covid-19.   All major building work in the area was halted in March this…

Brightspace not looking so bright for students 

Brightspace not looking so bright for students 

It is 2019, students freely walk the narrow corridors towards their module classes, before zoning out three-hour lectures to fantasise about the glorious pints and bants they had at the society social the night prior.  You know what they say,…

St Brendan’s GAA centenary celebrations put on hold as it survives in isolation

ST BRENDAN’S GAA club in Grangegorman will celebrate its 100th anniversary this year – but the period of celebrations certainly has not gone as expected. The club, which trains and…

The wolf of White Moose doesn’t let a crisis go to waste

The wolf of White Moose doesn’t let a crisis go to waste

The Moose Box, a lifeline for the White Moose Café in hard times DUBLIN’S White Moose Café, and its connecting hotel, Charleville Lodge, have found a way to endure in…

Meath Street’s Little Flower puts its famous penny dinners on wheels

Meath Street’s Little Flower puts its famous penny dinners on wheels

By Jane Byrne and Chris O’Flaherty THE Little Flower, operating since 1912, serves 72,000 meals annually – including its famous penny dinners for poor and homeless people. With the Meath…

‘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,…

Local businesses stretched, trying to help – and threatened

Local businesses stretched, trying to help – and threatened

MANY small local businesses based in Dublin 8 have been forced to close for the safety of their workers and the public during this unprecedented pandemic. However, some continue to…

How International Women’s Day is celebrated in The Liberties

How International Women’s Day is celebrated in The Liberties

International Women’s Day globally celebrates the achievements women have made in social, economic and political aspects. This day has been celebrated for over a century and occurs every year on…

Meath Street’s hidden gem

Meath Street’s hidden gem

Tucked away in a little corner of Meath Street in the heart of the Liberties is Liberty Market. First opened in 1973, the banner suspended high above the unassuming entrance,…

How walking keeps tourism alive in the Liberties

How walking keeps tourism alive in the Liberties

Local Liberties Tours creating Local Liberties Employment Dublin as a capital possesses many attractions for visitors from across the water such as the famous Leprechaun Museum, Dublin Castle, Temple Bar…

Is there space for trees on Dublin 8 streets?

Is there space for trees on Dublin 8 streets?

Trees Often hidden among the red-brick buildings and the cream and rust flats, sparse patches of grass and trees decorate the Liberties.  However, due to the density of building in…