We’re hiring!
Dec31

We’re hiring!

liveIreland is looking for news readers and bloggers for 2016. Applicants should have a minimum diploma in media studies and or equivalent in broadcast media studies. Positions are part time and are subject to initial review contract time. A keen interest in Irish Tourism and related topics an advantage. Please send CV and cover note to Niamh and email to: eire <at> liveireland.com...

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Revisiting Russborough House
Dec15

Revisiting Russborough House

As a Dubliner, I am constantly surprised at the historic buildings and breathtakingly beautiful landscapes we have within a short distance of the city centre.  I love getting out for the day and taking in local history. In early October this year, liveireland visited Russborough House, and we fell in love with the place. If you are coming to Dublin in 2016 this is a must see. While the city centre hustles and bustles, just thirty...

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Suburban Dublin, Drimnagh Castle
Dec11

Suburban Dublin, Drimnagh Castle

Just over three miles from Dublin City Centre is Drimnagh Castle built in the early 13th century. The castle was originally granted to a Norman family the De Berneval’s. It is the only fully moated castle in Ireland supplied by the Bluebell River. The castle was built as a defensive outpost following the Anglo-Norman invasion of Ireland. Irish clans, usurped from their lands by the Normans had retreated to the Dublin and Wicklow...

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The Spook of the Thirteenth Lock “Lockout”
Dec09

The Spook of the Thirteenth Lock “Lockout”

Named after a poem about a haunted canal lock, The Spook of the Thirteenth Lock combine elements of the Irish folk tradition with modern experimental rock sounds and have released two albums to date, 2008’s eponymous debut and 2012’s “The Brutal Here and Now”. “Lockout” is a new large-scale work by The Spook of the Thirteenth Lock about the 1913 Dublin Lockout. For this project the band are joined by an...

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Teeling Whiskey Distillery Lights Up The Spirit of Christmas
Dec08

Teeling Whiskey Distillery Lights Up The Spirit of Christmas

The Teeling Whiskey Distillery, in the very heart of Dublin city, held their tree lighting ceremony on Wednesday with Dublin born actress Brenda Fricker switching on the lights as part of the celebration. Christmas Tree Lighting at the Teeling Whiskey Distillery​! from The Teeling Whiskey Company on Vimeo. Liveireland will be doing a full feature on the Teeling Whiskey Distillery for all you Whiskey lovers before the...

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Dublin’s Christmas Tree and Village I BELIEVE™, Custom House Quarter
Dec01

Dublin’s Christmas Tree and Village I BELIEVE™, Custom House Quarter

I BELIEVE™, Dublin’s Christmas Tree and Village, kicked off with a tree lighting ceremony last Thursday November, 26th. It’s Ireland first winter food, drink, craft and horticulture festival. Liveireland decided to visit this weekend for a much needed winter boost – and we loved it. A 50ft tall Christmas Tree donated by Coilte and grown in County Wicklow is located in the waters of Georges Dock. The Tree seems to be placed...

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Winter, A Guest For The Weekend
Nov21

Winter, A Guest For The Weekend

Winter arrives this weekend in Ireland. We’ve been relatively lucky so far with some beautifully mild, calm and bright autumn days. Temperatures have been above average, and we had a superbly mild October which allowed us here at LiveIreland to get out and about and take some autumn photos for you. Island weather is especially changeable from October to April and ‘four seasons – one day’ becomes our motto those...

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Forgotten Dublin, The Stain Glass Window
Nov18

Forgotten Dublin, The Stain Glass Window

Amid a bank of Georgian buildings to be developed on Dublin’s Camden Street Upper is an imprisoned stain glass window. It depicts a central sun with decorative concentric rings. The circular masterpiece lies beside an extended arched doorway and sets the frontage of numbers 4-5 Camden Street Upper apart from the surrounding Georgian houses. The stain glassed window currently peeks through a protective steel grate. The building...

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Dublin, The City Of Two Names
Nov13

Dublin, The City Of Two Names

The Irish name for Dublin is Baile Atha Cliath. Dublin translates to Irish as Dubh linn meaning “black pool”, and yet the official Irish name for Dublin is Baile Atha Cliath, which means “town of the ford hurdles”. Dublin is the city of two names. The name Dublin is thought to have originated prior to Viking settlement. Dublin, meaning black pool, relates to a large pool which was part of the course of the...

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Marlay Park in Autumn
Nov02

Marlay Park in Autumn

Some autumnal images of Marlay Park at its most beautiful time of year. Marlay park is a 300 acre park in the Rathfarnham Dun Laoghaire Rathdown area of suburban Dublin. The park was acquired by Dublin City Council in 1972. The park features ornamental gardens, a courtyard adjacent to Marlay House (an example of Georgian architecture), a coffee shop and wooded walks. The park also has many other amenities; a cricket pitch, tennis...

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