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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 Irish during lockdown and what it means to have grown up in…

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 Patrick Street tell The Liberty about their plans for the future.  Jam…

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…

Richmond Barracks introduces outdoor tours during Level 3

Richmond Barracks introduces outdoor tours during Level 3

On 18th September, Taoiseach Micheál Martin announced that Dublin moved into level 3, meaning the introduction of stronger Covid-19-related restrictions.   Due to these extra restrictions, indoor activities such as pubs, museums and other cultural venues must close unless they are able…

Grounds of Royal Hospital Kilmainham transformed for ‘Great Hunger’

Grounds of Royal Hospital Kilmainham transformed for ‘Great Hunger’

The Dublin Theatre Festival (DTF) has been running in a sharply cut-back and adapted version because of Covid-19 restrictions.   The DTF box office operates online-only and social distancing is taking place in all locations.   Dublin 8’s Royal Hospital Kilmainham has…

Dub Daze makes its Irish debut

Dub Daze makes its Irish debut

Dub Daze, a new Irish feature film that was written, directed and produced by Irish filmmaker Shane Collins, is a collection of coming of age stories based in Dublin. The…

Will refurbishments effect the antique tradition on Francis St?

Will refurbishments effect the antique tradition on Francis St?

Francis Street is renowned in Dublin for its antiques and collectables. The street has over fifteen stores, some of which have been there for more than four decades. The area…

LoveD8 – a celebration of Dublin 8’s culture and urbanity

LoveD8 – a celebration of Dublin 8’s culture and urbanity

LoveD8, a showcase demonstrating the best Dublin 8’s community has to offer, took place on February 26th in St Patrick’s Cathedral. The event included over 100 community groups, schools, businesses…

Anansi Boys: book review

Anansi Boys: book review

  “Stories are webs, interconnected strand to strand, and you follow each story to the center, because the center is the end. Each person is a strand of story.” Neil…

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