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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…

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…

The Liberty Visits Vaults Live

The Liberty Visits Vaults Live

This week the Liberty visited one of the newest and most creative tourist attractions in Dublin 8 – Vaults Live.  The Vaults tell the stories of six “infamous” characters in…

Local historian’s latest book examines the Liberties during the rare old times

Local historian’s latest book examines the Liberties during the rare old times

“That’s why I’ve written this book on the Liberties, so that people will remember that it is an amazing place. To me, it is probably Dublin’s most unique neighbourhood, for…

The History of Halloween

The History of Halloween

Halloween came from the ancient Celtic festival Samhain. Samhain is an old Irish word meaning ‘end of summer’. Today, Samhain is the Irish word for November. The festival of Samhain…

Unique Pearse Lyons Distillery Tour Opens

Unique Pearse Lyons Distillery Tour Opens

The view from the balcony of St James’ church is much different nowadays. The alter, devoid of a priest, is filled with gleaming brass and copper stills; the pews have…

“Homeless Jesus” found a home in Christ Church

“Homeless Jesus” found a home in Christ Church

For two years now, at the outside entrance of the Christ Church cathedral, a curious bronze person has been lying down on a bench, with her head and body covered.…

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