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#Culture Magazine

# culture-magazine - Wednesday 13 March, 2019

'Neon lights, smoke and hazy images': How 80s movies inspired a very different bar in Hang Dai

Will Dempsey and Karl Whelan wanted to create a unique atmosphere.

Double Take: The underground car park that was Ireland’s first theatre

Take a trip back in time to the 17th century…

What's Brendan Gleeson's favourite Netflix binge? 14 recommendations from top Irish filmmakers

What would Brendan Gleeson, Mark O’Halloran, and Nora Twomey watch if they were settling in for a night of telly?

4 events for... anyone looking to do something different this St Patrick's Day

And not a parade or giant leprechaun in sight.

# culture-magazine - Wednesday 6 March, 2019

5 of Dublin's hidden hand-painted ghost signs - and where to see them for yourself

Dublin has no shortage of ghost signs – but have you spotted them?

'I'd have it even darker than this': Dive bar magic and an ex-wife's shoes in Frank Ryan's

From a traditional ‘Guinness and the radio’ bar to something quite different.

Double Take: The Dublin allotment that was once the Guinness family's vegetable garden

Saint Anne’s Park is laden with history.

'They make the best jambons in the whole entire world': 6 top chefs share their go-to deli orders

Sometimes the deli is your only man. So what do the country’s most respected foodies order from theirs?

# culture-magazine - Wednesday 27 February, 2019

9 of Dublin's most photographed doors - and where to find them

Up your Instagram game with these colourful Dublin doors.

'For the quiet gigs you can hear a pin drop': How The Roundy in Cork makes magic with music

The iconic Cork space has changed a lot in the last decade.

Double Take: The Dublin square that was once one of the city's most crowded graveyards

It’s beside one of Dublin city centre’s busiest streets.

Hiding in plain sight: 5 fascinating old buildings around Dublin you probably never noticed

Behind nondescript facades, some of Dublin’s oldest houses are being lovingly preserved.

# culture-magazine - Wednesday 20 February, 2019

Great heights: 9 impressive shots of the tallest buildings in Ireland

There’s quite a few outside Dublin…

48 hours in Galway: An insider guide to the very best of the city's buzzing food scene

In the last decade, Galway has won recognition as a thriving culinary hotspot. Here’s how to make the best of it.

# culture-magazine - Wednesday 13 February, 2019

4 events for... people who hate traditional Valentine's Day plans

And not a set menu in sight.

9 places to take magical photos of Irish night skies, according to a photographer

You’d be amazed by what you can capture.

11 of the best 'first date' restaurants around Ireland, according to a professional matchmaker

And why he thinks you should always avoid pubs.

# culture-magazine - Wednesday 6 February, 2019

Ireland from above: 12 jaw-dropping aerial shots from photographer Darren Houlihan

Take a trip around the country without leaving your seat.

'I saw Ray Davies perform to 160 people here': How the Róisín Dubh became one of Ireland's must-play music venues

Once a folk pub, the Galway venue has hosted Ed Sheeran, The xx and many more.

Double Take: This beloved Dublin diner sign was destined for the skip - but it's getting a second chance

The Metro Burger sign sat on the side of the Screen Cinema for decades.

Bright lights, big city: 12 of Dublin's coolest neon signs (including some unexpected gems)

The locations lighting up the capital after dark, from a butcher’s window to a burger joint.

4 events for... music fans on the hunt for their next club night

Dancing queens, here are the DJ sets you’ll want to check out this week.

# culture-magazine - Wednesday 30 January, 2019

Double Take: The redundant Dublin plaques that once held a very important role

There are 33 of them around the capital.

'Every weekend we have a brilliant buzz': How Dali rose from the ashes of the legendary Pav

The managers on how they brought a new kind of music venue to Cork city.

11 illustrations by Irish artist Catherine Geaney to reignite your love of Gaeilge

How much do you *really* remember from school?

From cheese to chimichurri: 22 innovative Dublin restaurants changing the way we eat in 2019

The capital’s food culture is changing. Here are the places pushing it forward.

# culture-magazine - Wednesday 23 January, 2019

'We just had to let it be': How The Belfry reopened a long-lost local shuttered for years

Stoneybatter’s new arrival on how they opened the doors after years with the shutters down.

4 events for... trad music fans (and others) at this week's Tradfest

There’s nothing quite like a good trad music sesh.

9 of the most magnificently dramatic castles around Ireland

Soak up some history at one of these impressive fortifications.

The insider guide to 5 Cork bridges - and the little details you should look twice at

From the Shakey Bridge, to the bridge with a cell for drowning prisoners.

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