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North-city sanctuary for the mind, body and soul

North-city sanctuary for the mind, body and soul

New arts gathering spot Universal Space offers a hub for people to connect after the pandemic Dublin city centre can often be a space with a non-stop atmosphere, with people,…

Building a small business in Dublin 7

Building a small business in Dublin 7

Loon Kaboon is a sustainable prints and illustration business that opened in Smithfield last year, selling handmade prints online and at Dublin craft markets. What started as a lockdown project…

Smithfield Square awarded Fáilte Ireland Urban Animation Grant

Smithfield Square awarded Fáilte Ireland Urban Animation Grant

Smithfield Square has been awarded a grant of €847,500 by Fáilte Ireland as part of a scheme to “transform and reimagine urban spaces”. The scheme was open to all 31 local authorities in Ireland, with ‘urban animation’…

‘It appears to be the straw that broke the camel’s back’

‘It appears to be the straw that broke the camel’s back’

Plans to surround the Cobblestone pub in Smithfield with yet another Dublin hotel have prompted outrage among musicians and activists – who argue that the destruction of the city’s cultural…

‘Everything is fine’ – or how to have a positive outlook on the lockdown through art

‘Everything is fine’ – or how to have a positive outlook on the lockdown through art

Amy McGrath only started to draw a few months ago but has already launched her first exhibition of drawings, Everything is fine.  Originally from Coolock in north county Dublin, McGrath graduated two years ago in Visual Communication from Technological University…

World Cleanup Day marked in Dublin City

World Cleanup Day marked in Dublin City

This Year’s World Cleanup Day which took place on the 21st September saw an increased number of volunteers who gathered to rescue Dublin from waste. Ireland’s Cleanup Day was organised…

Smithfield ‘horse boy’ surprised to see his picture on the wall

Smithfield ‘horse boy’ surprised to see his picture on the wall

‘Horse boy’ has brought a new lease of life to Smithfield’s Stirrup lane. The large mural on the gable end of Vincent O’Donoghue’s semi-detached house, just around the corner from…

Dublin Flea Christmas Market

Dublin Flea Christmas Market

Dublin Flea Market, a new fixture in The Liberties with its home in Newmarket Square, will be hosting its 5th annual Christmas Flea Market this year. The last four years…

Return of the GAZE

Return of the GAZE

By Tessa Fleming Gaze Dublin LGBT International Film Festival is returning, by popular demand, to the Light House Cinema in Smithfield tomorrow (5th December). The festivals organiser, David Mullane said,…