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Broadstone Depot: an inner-city icon

Broadstone Depot: an inner-city icon

Two students waiting at the Broadstone Luas stop seemed completely unaware of the building behind them. When asked what they knew about it, they had little to say. Dylan Donegan…

A Rebel’s Resting Place

A Rebel’s Resting Place

by Luke Flanagan On the 29th of April 1916, Pádraig Pearse gave the order to surrender to the rebels behind the Easter Rising. The leaders of the rebellion were taken…

Win For The Weavers: Liberties group takes home Pride of Place Award

Win For The Weavers: Liberties group takes home Pride of Place Award

The Liberties Weavers were crowned winners at the 2023 IPB Pride of Place awards. The group, based in The Timberyard on Cork Street, claimed first place in the ‘Creative Place…

The history and mystery of Goldenbridge Cemetery

The history and mystery of Goldenbridge Cemetery

Number 8, St. Vincent Street West in Inchicore, Dublin 8, in the heart of The Liberties is home to Goldenbridge Cemetery, a place rich in history that you may pass…

The Liberties – defined by Dublin’s walls

The Liberties – defined by Dublin’s walls

The historic Liberties, both north and south of the Liffey, were ‘free’ because they were outside the city. During the middle ages, limestone city walls were erected around an area…

The characters and character of the Liberties

The characters and character of the Liberties

From being shot with Bang Bang’s keys to people dancing with no music, this old neighbourhood has seen it all – but where is it going today? A local historian…

Exploring what’s on your doorstep: Culture Date with Dublin 8

Exploring what’s on your doorstep: Culture Date with Dublin 8

‘Culture Date with Dublin 8’ is set to take place on 14th and 15th of May this year with events, tours, workshops, and activities planned for across the district. Culture…

Remembering the tenements

Remembering the tenements

Tenement Dublin is an element of recent Irish history that is often forgotten or overlooked. Many of the houses that were previously tenement buildings – if they are not demolished…

New audio guides of historic cemeteries include the Cabbage Garden

New audio guides of historic cemeteries include the Cabbage Garden

Dublin City Council (DCC) has created new audio guides for some of Dublin’s historic cemeteries, with one of them including the Cabbage Garden off Cathedral Lane in the Liberties.   In…

Year of the French: a visiting student explores Kilmainham Gaol

Year of the French: a visiting student explores Kilmainham Gaol

An Erasmus student from France tries to understand the meaning of the famous site in Dublin 8, a major tourist attraction and part of the story of the fight for…

St. Patrick’s Tower – a new exhibition space in the Digital Hub

St. Patrick’s Tower – a new exhibition space in the Digital Hub

St Patrick’s Tower, the distinctive bottle-shaped building near the Guinness Brewery on the grounds of the Digital Hub, is to be upgraded and renovated under plans submitted in December and…

Historical Liberties Quaker Burial Ground To Be Restored

Historical Liberties Quaker Burial Ground To Be Restored

A historical burial ground in the heart of The Liberties, where generations of Dublin’s Quaker community are buried, is to be restored to its former glory under a new community monuments…

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