Liam Neeson reads WB Yeats’ Easter 1916
Mar23

Liam Neeson reads WB Yeats’ Easter 1916

Liam Neeson’s love of Irish history is portrayed in RTE’s latest release Easter 1916 by WB Yeats. The Michael Collins star narrates the 1916 series of programs and this production is part of the “A Fanatic Heart” documentary by Bob...

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TradFest Temple Bar 2016
Jan19

TradFest Temple Bar 2016

TradFest Temple Bar 2016 takes place in Dublin from the 27th – 31st of January. Free events include family concerts on Saturday the 30th and Sunday 31st at City Hall from midday until 5pm and Live at the Hub Showcases on the 28th and 29th at The Old Storehouse, Crown Alley, Temple Bar. Amongst other up and coming musicians, Live at the Hub features liveireland 2016 music award winners. Liveireland best New Group, Connla play on...

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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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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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