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Three Castles Burning

May 30, 2020

For many, the 1988 Millennium is little more than a milk bottle in the press, but the year had a transformative effect on the capital. From Molly Malone to new public parks, much was added to the city, but how much truth was in it all?

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May 25, 2020

It is fifty years this week since the death of Arkle, considered the greatest race horse of them all.

His story is deeply entangled with Dublin - from Rathcoole jockey Pat Taaffe to a Guinness advertising career, and from Tolka Park to Dominic Behan.

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May 21, 2020

It is impossible to understand Luke Kelly without having a grasp of the British folk revival. Many of the songs that made Luke a household name with The Dubliners were learned in the folk clubs of England, while Luke also moved in radical political circles that shaped his worldview, like the Young Communist League....

May 19, 2020

(Reupload, glitchy software issue beyond my control. Thanks!)

Hi all, something different this week. A chat with (see )

We're celebrating all things Dublin design - from forgotten Guinness ad campaigns to record sleeves, and from Dublin Bus to the poolbeg chimneys.

Wishing you...

May 14, 2020

Oliver Sheppard's The Death of CĂșchulainn sits in the window of the General Post Office. It is my favourite piece of twentieth century art in Dublin. Surprisingly, it predates the Easter Rising, and has even inspired murals in Loyalist Belfast. Inspired by its appearance on the new Fontaines DC LP cover, this edition...