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#Culture Magazine

# culture-magazine - Wednesday 23 May, 2018

4 events for... festival lovers looking for something different

Festivals that don’t require flower crowns.

Double Take: The striking Corporation flats designed by Herbert G Simms

The buildings that shape Dublin’s city centre.

'Real authentic': The restaurants turning Capel Street into Dublin's most exciting food quarter

The street is known for its array of Asian restaurants. So is it ready to outdo the unofficial Chinatown around the corner?

# culture-magazine - Wednesday 16 May, 2018

12 picture-perfect illustrations of the news by Dublin collective The Good Times

Vibrant vignettes of current affairs.

'We go from 700 people to 7,000': Living year-round in Ireland's summer towns

We talk to people in Lahinch, Bundoran and Dingle about how the towns get through the quiet season.

Double Take: The plaque in Rathmines celebrating telescope maker Howard Grubb

In plain sight on Observatory Lane.

# culture-magazine - Wednesday 9 May, 2018

A walking tour of Dublin's street art in 12 striking images

A colourful trek through the city.

'It's a local for people who don't live locally': The story of Dublin's Victorian gem The Long Hall

And how two babies led the current owners to take over.

Closed-door dinners: Inside 4 of Dublin's most innovative supper clubs

We talk to some of the Dublin chefs taking diners behind the scenes.

Double Take: St Valentine's heart in a box in a Dublin church

St Valentine’s heart will go on.

# culture-magazine - Wednesday 2 May, 2018

12 stop-and-gawp shots of glorious summer skies over Ireland

Summer begins on May 1, and we’re rolling with it.

4 events for... lovers of classical music and all things orchestral

Treat yourself to an evening of world-class music.

'The cats came with the pub': Why the Harbour Bar isn't just a drinking spot, it's an institution

The owner of Bray’s finest watering hole tells his story.

Double Take: The gigantic 3D squirrel beside Tara Street station

Look up on your way to the Dart and you’ll spot this spectacular squirrel.

Unsung Cork: A tour of the city in 6 underappreciated architectural landmarks

From churches to pharmacies (and beyond).

# culture-magazine - Wednesday 25 April, 2018

'It was like watching Homeland': The tiny Louth pub that hosted the Vice President

Lily Finnegans in Whitestown, near Carlingford, has a storied history.

Double Take: The fairy village tucked behind a West Cork café

Stop in at Ger’s Wild Atlantic Diner for a cup of tea and you’ll be pleasantly surprised by what else you find there.

The secret of a perfect pub: How bars in Ireland are designed to create great nights out

We spoke to the people behind some of Ireland’s most distinctive nightspots.

4 events for... fitness buffs around this spectacular country

Get your heart rate up and have fun doing it this weekend.

# culture-magazine - Wednesday 18 April, 2018

'Once I said it, there was no going back': This Dublin photographer is publishing a portrait a day for a year

Ruth Medjber is currently four months – and 74 portraits – in.

'When you come here, you get a warm feeling': The South Pole Inn is anything but chilly

The story of the pub that belonged to Antarctic explorer Tom Crean.

Double Take: Spot the Rory Gallagher tribute outside this Donegal nursing home

Rock Hospital by name… and by nature.

'Everyone in the cafe joins in the conversation': The stories behind Ireland's legendary greasy spoons

Inside the family-run restaurants that have served generations of loyal customers.

4 events for... anyone who loves a trip to the theatre

From one woman’s story of life during the Troubles to a musical re-do of a Victorian play.

# culture-magazine - Wednesday 11 April, 2018

Nuns' habits, fishing tackle and a *very* famous dog: Killeen's of Shannonbridge has it all

A photo taken in the pub is now one of Ireland’s most recognisable viral images.

Have you spotted the forgotten Penny Dreadful signage on this Dublin side street?

Take a wander through Dame Court and you’ll spot a piece of Victorian London.

7 Irish bartenders share the off-duty cocktails they make at home

Not a sprig of rosemary in sight.

4 events for... Cycling fans looking for fun on two wheels

From Westport’s third Gran Fondo to a charity cycle on the Cork cost.

# culture-magazine - Wednesday 4 April, 2018

'They're works of art hidden in plain sight': Dublin's most Insta-worthy lamp posts

Photographer Thomas Fitzgerald shared some of his favourite city street lights with us.

'It just has that certain wee thing': The Donegal trad pub where everyone joins in the music

At The Reel Inn, there’s a trad session seven nights a week – and a great pint too.

Double Take: The tribute to a failed Spanish general on Cork's Cornmarket St

Don Juan de Aquila is also the ‘Spaniard’ who inspired the famous Kinsale pub.

Persian kebabs and organic pizza: 3 Irish spots serving genuinely tasty late-night food

It’s not all about garlic cheese chips, you know.

4 events for… Foodies on a health kick

From a seafood festival in Connemara to a vegan feast in Dublin city.

# culture-magazine - Wednesday 28 March, 2018

Double Take: The larger-than-life honey bee on a Co Kerry street

The mural was painted by artist Lorraine McDonnell in 2016.

10 little-known Irish parks you should visit this spring

From wallabies at Lambay Island to a hidden gem behind the Jervis Centre.

'He's working on the leather and I'm pouring beer': The story of Dick Mack's in Dingle

Half-pub, half-leather shop, Dick Mack’s has been a fixture in the town since 1899.

Sugar hangovers and recipe brainstorms: What's it really like to work in a chocolate factory?

Hazel Mountain’s staff spend their days making and tasting the good stuff.

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