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Three Castles Burning

May 31, 2021

With less than sixty seats, the tiny Pike Theatre still brought new life into Irish theatre, and introduced Irish audiences to internaitonal talent. Yet it all lasted less than a decade, thanks to a campaign waged against it by state forces. 

May 22, 2021

Éamonn MacThomais did much to popularise Dublin's history.  Best remembered for his television series, Dublin: A Personal View,  he wrote his book Me Jewel And Darlin' Dublin while a guest of the state in Mountjoy Prison. His life story tells us much about republicanism and Dublin in the twentieth century.

May 16, 2021

Carmel Snow, from Dalkey, lived a remarkable life. At the helm of both Vogue and Harper's Bazaar at a transformative time in journalism, Snow was a champion of Irish writers and Irish designers. Her name is associated with Dior, Balenciaga and others closer to home like Sybil Connolly.


May 6, 2021

In April and May 1941, Dublin bravely answered the call of Belfast, after bombs reduced much of the city to rubble. It remains an inspiring moment of human heroism, all the more important to remember against the backdrop of the current political situation in the North.

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