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Remembering Dublin’s late 20th-century ‘darkside’

Remembering Dublin’s late 20th-century ‘darkside’

Have you ever wondered what it was like to grow up ‘alternative’ in a conservative Ireland during the 1980s and ’90s?  “Growing up in the ’80s, there were a lot…

Singing and songwriting – Starting out in Dublin

Singing and songwriting – Starting out in Dublin

BIMM music institute singer-songwriter Katie Lee shares her experience of starting a music career in Dublin – right before the debut of her first original song. For 35 years, BIMM…

Happydaysfest – Student gigs not to miss

Happydaysfest – Student gigs not to miss

Happydaysfest is a mini festival that takes place in the Grand Social, near Ha’penny Bridge, and artists from all around Dublin get the chance to perform.   This festival is organised…

Local Libertine Market Crawl has ‘Celtic Fleadh’ theme

Local Libertine Market Crawl has ‘Celtic Fleadh’ theme

Taking place on the first Sunday of every month, the Libertine Market Crawl is a combination of a flea market and a pub crawl.  Hosted by four Liberties pubs, the…

What makes a busy pub? – The Cobblestone 

What makes a busy pub? – The Cobblestone 

This little tavern, painted in a rustic dark green, stretches across a corner in Smithfield and has become one of the busiest pubs on this side of the Liffey. Every…

BIMM Dublin: Epicentre of new music in the heart of the Liberties

BIMM Dublin: Epicentre of new music in the heart of the Liberties

Coursing through the Liberties is a music culture evident from all corners of the district.   For many years, Dublin’s inner city has been the home, school, and playground for young…

The Vicar Street We Know and Love

The Vicar Street We Know and Love

Vicar Street located on Thomas Street; Dublin 8 is one of Dublin’s most renowned concert venues.  Vicar Street currently has a seating capacity of 1,050 and 1,500 for standing gigs.…

Vicar Street Quarter: Planning permission in place for new music and arts venue

Vicar Street Quarter: Planning permission in place for new music and arts venue

Planning permission has been announced for a new 2000-seater music and arts venue near Thomas Street. Entrepreneur Harry Crosbie unveiled these plans for the new venue to be built beside…

Electronic duo Overmono headline Vicar Street – Review

Electronic duo Overmono headline Vicar Street – Review

Electronic duo Overmono made their first Vicar Street appearance earlier this month, and we hope it won’t be the last.  The British duo headlined the iconic Vicar Street on Friday,…

Late night ‘Munya Market’ returned this October after two month break 

Late night ‘Munya Market’ returned this October after two month break 

Munya Market, Dublin’s buzzing late night market returned from its two month break on October 15.  Munya Market hosts a range of young local traders and is a safe space…

The revival of The Wolfe Tones

The revival of The Wolfe Tones

Nothing signifies an Irish night out more than a group of sweaty lads screaming along to Celtic Symphony as their chanting continues to ring in your ear as you gasp…

A look at the upcoming summer concerts in Dublin 7 and Dublin 8

A look at the upcoming summer concerts in Dublin 7 and Dublin 8

Summer is just around the corner, and for music lovers in Dublin 7 and Dublin 8, there is no shortage of concerts to look forward to. From intimate gigs with…

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