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Lighting up the Liberties

Lighting up the Liberties

Located on the historically broad part of James’ Street stands a revamped 18th century church that is now home to Pearse Lyons Distillery. While the building and its onsite offices…

Francis Street under major changes

Francis Street under major changes

The development of an ‘aparthotel’ on the site of the old Tivoli theatre is under way, while Francis Street is still awaiting its revamp.  The former Tivoli site bought by…

Your guide to Culture Night in the Liberties

Your guide to Culture Night in the Liberties

Culture Night has been a staple of the Irish calendar ever since its launch in 2006, and remains one of the busiest nights of the year. It grew from a…

IMMA presents 52 of Lucian Freud’s works in Kilmainham

Understanding art is always a challenge. Trying to get into the complex headspace of the artist, to understand what they were trying to portray and what they want the viewer…

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…

The distilleries of Dublin’s Liberties

The distilleries of Dublin’s Liberties

The Liberties was the heart of brewing and distilling in Dublin in the 18th and 19th century, but by 1973 the last distillery had closed its doors. However, in recent…

Liberties short film: Dublin 8 Portrait

Liberties short film: Dublin 8 Portrait

  With just a camera and a bicycle, film director Mia Mullarkey jumped into the deep end of community in the Liberties to create a special short film, Dublin 8…

Making Culture Available to Everyone

Making Culture Available to Everyone

  “Accessibility” is one of the key words behind the annual Culture Night that takes place all over Ireland. That was also the main priority in Dublin this year, when…

Lá Fhéile Pádraig

Lá Fhéile Pádraig

Another year and another St. Patrick’s Day festival! The St. Patrick’s parade has always been the highlight of the annual four day festivities. The theme this year is ‘celebrating now’,…

Five exhibitions currently running at IMMA

Five exhibitions currently running at IMMA

  The Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) currently have five different exhibitions on show proving that there is no lack of creativity to be seen from the moment you…

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