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Dublin: 3 °C Thursday 18 October, 2018

#Culture Magazine

# culture-magazine - Yesterday’s News

12 of the best brunch destinations around Ireland, according to the chefs who should know

We asked the insiders to pick their top spots for a weekend brunch.

Double Take: The vibrant new mural celebrating Waterford's Viking heritage

Ireland’s oldest walled city got a colourful makeover.

# culture-magazine - Wednesday 10 October, 2018

Four artists, two weeks and the Wild Atlantic Way: Photos from an art installation in the great outdoors

Art fans headed to Lough Hyne in West Cork last month.

Double Take: The bench in St Stephen's Green celebrating a little-known married couple

The story of social reformers, Anna and Thomas Haslam.

'When it gets dark, it plays with your mind a little': The stories behind Ireland's spookiest buildings

From Loftus Hall to Kinnitty Castle, we talk to the owners of Ireland’s haunted houses.

# culture-magazine - Wednesday 3 October, 2018

The Easter Rising holdout where a Leinster captain pulled pints: The incredible history of the Swan Bar

“I stuck the rugby jerseys up on the wall, they were all in the hot press.”

Step by step: 12 of Ireland's most striking staircases, in photos

Striking curves, beautiful bannisters.

Double Take: The little-noticed laneway called Misery Hill in Dublin

The unlikely association with St James in Dublin’s Docklands.

5 of Ireland's most underappreciated shopping centres, according to an architect

We spend a lot of time in shopping centres. But how often do we consider their design? We asked an architect for some highlights.

# culture-magazine - Wednesday 26 September, 2018

Step on it: 10 of Dublin's most beautiful mosaic doorsteps

Keep your eyes peeled for some of these tiled masterpieces.

Double Take: The fairy trees dotted with rags, beads and dodies

Leave an object, make a wish.

'It has the best view of any pub in Ireland': The secret behind the great pints at JJ Bowles

There’s more to it than just Limerick’s oldest pub.

An insider guide to the most delicious vegan food in Dublin - from burgers to buddha bowls

We asked the experts how for their recommendations: from burgers to buddha bowls and beyond.

# culture-magazine - Wednesday 19 September, 2018

12 striking photos of ruined buildings around Ireland

A tour of the beautiful and derelict dwellings across the country.

Double Take: The full-size, 50-feet-tall concrete replica of the Lourdes grotto in Dublin 8

The religious shrine found in an urban neighbourhood.

# culture-magazine - Wednesday 12 September, 2018

4 events for... live music fans looking for their next gig

From Damien Dempsey in a Dingle church to Wyvern Lingo at the Róisín Dubh.

All aboard: 12 of Ireland's most picturesque railway stations

Stay on the right side of the tracks with these architectural gems.

Double Take: The drinking fountain for cows in Dublin 7

Haymarket Square was once the home of a thriving livestock market.

'It put another string to my bow': How one of Ireland's best-known trad musicians came to own a pub in Westport

Matt Molloy’s name is synonymous with The Chieftains, Planxty, and a beloved Mayo bar.

'Calling it a sardine can is generous': 3 tiny Irish restaurants serving up big, big flavours

You’ll need a reservation – or a whole lot of luck.

# culture-magazine - Wednesday 5 September, 2018

12 beautiful photos of trees around Ireland at the turn of autumn

“All the leaves are brown…”

Double Take: The eerie swamp statue found in a little-known Wicklow park

Meet the zombie-like granite figure that resides in a park designed for meditation.

'It's kept the street alive in tough times': How Tom Barry's became a local institution in Cork

From a tiny two-room pub to an icon of Cork nightlife.

# culture-magazine - Tuesday 4 September, 2018

From The Daily Edge A short history of nearly everything I love about Bill Bryson's books Bill Bryson

# culture-magazine - Wednesday 29 August, 2018

Jesuit schools, bookshops and even a rubbish dump: 4 Dublin theatres in unlikely locations

‘When we dug the place up we found oyster shells and Norman crockery.’

4 events... to catch at this year's Dublin Fringe Festival

Buy your tickets now before the best stuff sells out.

Double Take: The creepy Waterford structure that was once Ireland's longest bridge

The Old Red Iron Bridge was a central part of Ireland’s transport network in the early 1900s.

Trinity College in 2D: 12 Irish landmarks brilliantly re-created with paper

Jessica Rooney Deane has paper-ified Croke Park, Clare pubs and more.

# culture-magazine - Wednesday 22 August, 2018

4 events for... sea swimmers looking for a splash this weekend

Go dolphin-spotting in Clare or test your endurance at Seapoint.

'We have the old bits and pieces exactly as they were': Bringing a 107-year-old Cavan pub back to life

The restoration of Gartlan’s was painstaking work for Sheila and Padraic Smith, but it was worth every minute.

Double Take: The Dublin 7 church with a crypt full of mummies down below

Meet the ‘Big Four’ at one of Dublin city’s more macabre landmarks, St Michan’s Church.

# culture-magazine - Wednesday 15 August, 2018

Snug life: How Ireland fell in love with the pub snug (and 5 of the experts' favourites)

What is it about snugs that captures our imagination? We talked to the people who really know.

12 of Ireland's most spectacular bars to enjoy a drink with a view

From rooftop bars to country pubs, these are Ireland’s finest spots for a scenic drink.

'There's no sign above the door that says pub': The legendary Tipp house that hosts a once-a-week session

Jim of the Mills opens every Thursday, for a session that has become famous.

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