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Yesterday’s News


Wednesday 14 November, 2018

From wild horses to Elvis: A tour of Galway street art in 11 photos

A concise guide to the imagery around the City of Tribes.

Double Take: The 'Joker's Chair' in the heart of Dublin - and where it got its name

Take a seat and remember Ireland’s favourite fictional priest.

4 events for... literature lovers to bookmark at Dublin Book Festival

A weekend of storytelling, exhibitions, and panel discussions featuring Ireland’s finest literary figures.

Wednesday 7 November, 2018

Double Take: The plaque asking people to 'kick the wall' on Salthill prom

You can’t leave Galway before you kick the wall.


Across the way: 11 of Ireland's most breathtaking bridges, in photos

Century-old stone bridges in Cork and contemporary designs in Dublin city.

4 events for... movie buffs seeking the best of Cork Film Festival 2018

Ireland’s favourite film festival returns to the real capital.

Wednesday 31 October, 2018

Double Take: The bronze boy flying a paper plane in Dublin 6

Richard Crosbie grew up to fly air balloons, and the statue marks the site of his first expedition.

4 events for... anyone who loves musical theatre

Hit the right note with these November shows.


Wednesday 24 October, 2018

4 events for... Halloween lovers looking for something scarily different

Fill your Halloween weekend with scary movies, haunted tours and spooky parades.

9 of Ireland's most dramatic ruined churches, in photos

Is there anywhere more Halloween-appropriate than a ruined church? Perhaps not.

Double Take: The hidden Dublin graveyard that's more than 1,000 years old

The many plots of Bully Acre’s incredible past.

Wednesday 17 October, 2018

4 events for... coffee lovers looking for a fresh fix

From walking tours to coffee courses.

5 striking portraits of legendary musicians captured by Irish journalist BP Fallon

From Keith Richards to Debbie Harry.


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

Ireland’s oldest walled city got a colourful makeover.

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.

4 events for... explorers seeking the best of Open House Dublin 2018

Free tours of Dublin’s finest architecture; from eighteenth-century townhouses to tenement buildings.

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

The story of social reformers, Anna and Thomas Haslam.

Wednesday 3 October, 2018

4 events for... drama lovers looking for the best of Dublin Theatre Festival 2018

From Samuel Beckett to William Shakespeare, visceral stories come to life on the stage.

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.

Wednesday 26 September, 2018

4 events for... thrifty shoppers looking for a quirky market find

Books in Temple Bar and fresh produce in Cork.

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

Leave an object, make a wish.

Wednesday 19 September, 2018

4 events for... anyone seeking out the best of Culture Night 2018

Historical walking tours in Dublin and the former Galway residence of a literary giant.

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.

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.

Wednesday 5 September, 2018

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

“All the leaves are brown…”

4 events for... art lovers looking for a visual feast

Paintings, textiles, and paper obelisks. All your art needs met across the country.

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.

Wednesday 29 August, 2018

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.

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.

Father Pat Noise, James Joyce and The Chieftains: 12 of Dublin's most interesting wall plaques

Stop and stare at these commemorations around the capital.

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.

Wednesday 15 August, 2018

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.

Double Take: The mysterious African rhino that appeared overnight in a Dublin river

The life-size statue can be found in the River Dodder.

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