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#Fringe Festival

# fringe-festival - This year 2022

Emily Ashmore: Stand-up comedy helped me deal with my mystery health issue
# Opinion
# Opinion

Emily Ashmore: Stand-up comedy helped me deal with my mystery health issue

Aug 23rd 2022, 7:00 AM 18,885 Views 4 Comments

When Emily Ashmore dislocated her knees, it was the start of a long medical journey. She found solace in humour.

Oliver Cromwell, a confession box and sex work - Dublin Fringe Festival unveils its 2022 programme
# On Stage
# On Stage

Oliver Cromwell, a confession box and sex work - Dublin Fringe Festival unveils its 2022 programme

Aug 21st 2022, 10:00 AM 15,268 Views 3 Comments

This year sees topics including climate change and the mother and baby homes being explored through art, music, theatre and performance.

Jurgen Klopp backs fringe players for staying at Liverpool and bolstering squad
# Fringe Festival
From The42
# Fringe Festival

Jurgen Klopp backs fringe players for staying at Liverpool and bolstering squad

Mar 3rd 2022, 9:10 AM 4,241 Views 2 Comments

The German said: ‘For me, to be a player of Liverpool FC is actually the best place you can be.’

# fringe-festival - All time

'Hearing impairment is an invisible disability - this can lead to assumptions by people, even those who know us well'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'Hearing impairment is an invisible disability - this can lead to assumptions by people, even those who know us well'

Sep 22nd 2018, 3:05 PM 11,771 Views 2 Comments

Ailís Ní Ríain’s work for the Dublin Fringe Festival has been inspired by her own experiences of communication and the difficulties we can encounter with it.

'Your 30s are a tricky time for women. The biological and social pressures to conform are immense'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'Your 30s are a tricky time for women. The biological and social pressures to conform are immense'

Sep 19th 2018, 8:08 PM 30,000 Views 33 Comments

Actor and playwright Christiane O’Mahony wonders if seahorses have the right idea about how to live.

'We say 'we need to talk about mental health in Ireland' - while looking the other way when people scream for help'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'We say 'we need to talk about mental health in Ireland' - while looking the other way when people scream for help'

Sep 10th 2018, 7:00 PM 17,281 Views 34 Comments

Marise Gaughan writes about her father’s suicide, and how she copes with mental health issues. On World Suicide Prevention Day, she asks what we can do about suicide in Ireland.

Tom Clonan: My dance debut tonight will bring me back to conflict's heart of darkness
# Fringe Festival
# Fringe Festival

Tom Clonan: My dance debut tonight will bring me back to conflict's heart of darkness

Sep 8th 2017, 6:00 PM 8,692 Views 23 Comments

‘My tour of duty as an Irish peacekeeper was brutal, violent and profoundly shocking. It changed me. I never came back.’

This is the funniest joke of the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe Festival
# Rib Tickler
# Rib Tickler

This is the funniest joke of the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Aug 23rd 2016, 8:25 AM 49,890 Views 54 Comments

The award went to British comic Masai Graham.

Opinion: 'We Irish deal with things with a sense of humour - even cancer'
# Fringe Festival
# Fringe Festival

Opinion: 'We Irish deal with things with a sense of humour - even cancer'

Sep 13th 2014, 1:00 PM 896 Views 10 Comments

The reaction is sometimes to ignore a situation, or keep it private. An attitude which we all know affects the perceptions of depression and mental health, writes Neil Douglas.

Opinion: 'Peig Sayers represents our complexity and there is a little of her in us all'
# Irish Language
# Irish Language

Opinion: 'Peig Sayers represents our complexity and there is a little of her in us all'

Sep 12th 2014, 9:00 AM 3,123 Views 56 Comments

The Sayers family were Protestant Cromwellian landed genrty whose descendent ended up being one of the most famous storytellers in Europe, speaking the Irish language.

This Dublin bridge was turned into a giant harp last night
# River Cantata
# River Cantata

This Dublin bridge was turned into a giant harp last night

Sep 7th 2014, 2:53 PM 26,135 Views 18 Comments

Call it a musical makeover.

Random man signs autographs at Grafton Street stall
# SLEBRITY
From The Daily Edge
# SLEBRITY

Random man signs autographs at Grafton Street stall

Sep 12th 2013, 3:35 PM 4,319 Views 2 Comments

Despite not being famous… yet.

The Late David Turpin: "I died for 28 seconds"
# Music
# Music

The Late David Turpin: "I died for 28 seconds"

Sep 8th 2013, 8:45 AM 11,573 Views 13 Comments

The Dublin musician speaks to us about how a near-death experience influenced his latest album.

Activists and outsiders: Unsung heroes celebrated in the Dublin Fringe Festival
# Dublin Fringe Festival
# Dublin Fringe Festival

Activists and outsiders: Unsung heroes celebrated in the Dublin Fringe Festival

Aug 13th 2013, 8:10 PM 3,976 Views 1 Comment

The 2013 Dublin Fringe Festival, launched today, offers a celebration of political and social engagement by new and returning artists over 18 days of exciting and thought-provoking shows.

Maeve Higgins: Setting up home in London is exciting... but I still love you, Dublin
# Opinion
# Opinion

Maeve Higgins: Setting up home in London is exciting... but I still love you, Dublin

Aug 10th 2013, 7:00 PM 161 Views 74 Comments

After emigrating to London last year, comedian Maeve Higgins thought she’d get a kick from visiting her Dublin as a tourist one weekend – but it just made her realise how much she missed it.

Column: What happens to the people failed by our education system?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: What happens to the people failed by our education system?

Aug 3rd 2013, 12:00 PM 931 Views 60 Comments

Playwright Amy Conroy talks about her experience of education in Ireland – and how the frustrations it provoked led to the questions posed in her new show.

Column: Growing up between Inis Oírr… and Ballymun
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Growing up between Inis Oírr… and Ballymun

Sep 18th 2012, 7:45 PM 538 Views 4 Comments

When Martin Sharry was seven, he moved from Ballymun to Inis Oírr. The two places are very different, he writes, but not without similarities.

Column: How we fell in love, separated, and became circus performers
# Read Me
# Read Me

Column: How we fell in love, separated, and became circus performers

Sep 16th 2012, 7:30 PM 209 Views 1 Comment

Tina Segner and Ken Fanning tell their story: Boy meets girl, boy loses girl, boy and girl join the circus…

Nutshell review: Elevator
# Absolut Fringe
# Absolut Fringe

Nutshell review: Elevator

Sep 10th 2012, 8:45 PM 3,382 Views 0 Comments

Every day, TheJournal.ie brings you reader-generated reviews of the hottest tickets at the ABSOLUT Fringe Festival 2012.

Is this what Irish blues sound like?
# Absolut Fringe
# Absolut Fringe

Is this what Irish blues sound like?

Sep 10th 2012, 5:10 PM 3,516 Views 5 Comments

Little John Nee plays a rock’n'roll showman with the blues in Sparkplug – and we like it.

In pics: What goes into making an aerial circus show?
# Absolut Fringe
# Absolut Fringe

In pics: What goes into making an aerial circus show?

Aug 25th 2012, 9:15 AM 3,241 Views 1 Comment

A troupe performing at ABSOLUT Fringe in Dublin next month have given TheJournal.ie a behind-the-scenes peek at the work that goes into hitting the heights (but not the ceiling).

5 questions for the Fringe: Frisky & Mannish
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From The Daily Edge
# Fringe

5 questions for the Fringe: Frisky & Mannish

Sep 19th 2011, 6:30 PM 311 Views 3 Comments

Each day for the 16 days of ABSOLUT Fringe 2011 in Dublin, we quiz the creatives on how they work, why they work – and their tips for the festival.

WIN: Night in 4-star hotel and ABSOLUT Fringe tickets ... tonight
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From The Daily Edge
# Fringe

WIN: Night in 4-star hotel and ABSOLUT Fringe tickets ... tonight

Sep 16th 2011, 8:51 AM 413 Views 1 Comment

Fancy a night on the town in Dublin tonight courtesy of ABSOLUT Fringe and Brooks Hotel? Read on…

What happened in 2010? The show that YOU wrote
# Fringe
From The Daily Edge
# Fringe

What happened in 2010? The show that YOU wrote

Sep 14th 2011, 12:21 PM 395 Views 0 Comments

Must-see project at ABSOLUT Fringe 2011 reveals the day-by-day diaries of ordinary Irish people throughout the tumultuous last year.

Dublin Fringe’s Macnas event called off due to high winds
# Fringe
# Fringe

Dublin Fringe’s Macnas event called off due to high winds

Sep 10th 2011, 6:39 PM 521 Views 2 Comments

The event set for Collins’ Barracks this evening is cancelled for health and safety reasons, with high winds shaking the capital.

Temple Bar "is working" says Arts Minister
# Temple Bar
# Temple Bar

Temple Bar "is working" says Arts Minister

Jul 20th 2011, 4:48 PM 646 Views 6 Comments

Jimmy Deenihan calls Dublin city area a “cultural oasis” during Absolut Fringe Festival 2011 launch.

Absolutely Dublin's edgiest festival
# Fringe Fest
From The Daily Edge
# Fringe Fest

Absolutely Dublin's edgiest festival

Aug 16th 2010, 3:14 PM 175 Views 0 Comments

Dublin’s 2010 Fringe Festival launches.