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# fringe-festival - Saturday 22 September, 2018

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

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.

# fringe-festival - Wednesday 19 September, 2018

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

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

# fringe-festival - Monday 10 September, 2018

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

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.

# fringe-festival - Friday 8 September, 2017

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

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

# fringe-festival - Tuesday 23 August, 2016

This is the funniest joke of the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe Festival

The award went to British comic Masai Graham.

# fringe-festival - Saturday 13 September, 2014

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

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.

# fringe-festival - Friday 12 September, 2014

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

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.

# fringe-festival - Sunday 7 September, 2014

This Dublin bridge was turned into a giant harp last night River Cantata This post contains videos

This Dublin bridge was turned into a giant harp last night

Call it a musical makeover.

# fringe-festival - Thursday 12 September, 2013

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

Random man signs autographs at Grafton Street stall

Despite not being famous… yet.

# fringe-festival - Sunday 8 September, 2013

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

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

# fringe-festival - Tuesday 13 August, 2013

Activists and outsiders: Unsung heroes celebrated in the Dublin Fringe Festival Dublin Fringe Festival This post contains images

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

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.

# fringe-festival - Saturday 10 August, 2013

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

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.

# fringe-festival - Saturday 3 August, 2013

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

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.

# fringe-festival - Tuesday 18 September, 2012

Column: Growing up between Inis Oírr… and Ballymun

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

# fringe-festival - Sunday 16 September, 2012

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

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

# fringe-festival - Monday 10 September, 2012

Nutshell review: Elevator Absolut Fringe This post contains videos

Nutshell review: Elevator

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 This post contains videos

Is this what Irish blues sound like?

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

# fringe-festival - Saturday 25 August, 2012

In pics: What goes into making an aerial circus show? Absolut Fringe This post contains images

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

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).

# fringe-festival - Monday 19 September, 2011

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

5 questions for the Fringe: Frisky & Mannish

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.

# fringe-festival - Friday 16 September, 2011

From The Daily Edge WIN: Night in 4-star hotel and ABSOLUT Fringe tickets ... tonight Fringe This post contains images

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

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

# fringe-festival - Wednesday 14 September, 2011

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

What happened in 2010? The show that YOU wrote

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

# fringe-festival - Saturday 10 September, 2011

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

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

# fringe-festival - Wednesday 20 July, 2011

Temple Bar "is working" says Arts Minister

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

# fringe-festival - Monday 16 August, 2010

THE 2010 Absolut Dublin Fringe Festival launched today with members of the Dead Zoo.

Highlights of the festival include travel writer Manchán Magan in a dress brandishing a chainsaw, a competition for the world’s sassiest hoola-hooper, elite cocktail mixers, robots and lions.

The festival aims to be Dublin’s edgiest and this years theme is DIY. The famous Spiegeltent is back in Dublin’s George’s Dock along with a tent of mirrors. The festival runs from September 11 to 26