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Dublin: Comedy clubs offering cheap laughs

Dublin: Comedy clubs offering cheap laughs

Comedy clubs can serve as a great introduction to the humor, accents, and gripes of a new city. The one problem is that there is often a substantial price tag attached to tickets. If you’re traveling to Dublin on a budget, here are some suggestions for enjoying Dublin comedy clubs on the cheap. 1. International » Read more

Dublin: Best summer festivals for 2012

Dublin: Best summer festivals for 2012

By Jessica Colley— Planning a trip to Dublin this summer? There are several summer events kicking off in June that are worth scheduling your trip around. From one-time events like the arrival of the Olympic torch to old favorites like Bloomsday, Dublin is full of fun festivals this summer. June 6, 2012: Olympic Torch in » Read more

Dublin: The city’s best outdoor summer concerts

Dublin: The city’s best outdoor summer concerts

By Jessica Colley— Just like storytelling or making pints disappear down the hatch, the Irish have a tradition of music deep down in their bones. This tradition can be experienced not only in dark pubs, but also outdoors through summer concerts, festivals and music series. If you’re traveling to Dublin or Ireland this summer, be » Read more

How to find affordable theater tickets in Dublin

How to find affordable theater tickets in Dublin

by Jessica Colley— In the Irish capital city, theater tickets can cost the same as a few pints of Guinness. Despite the fact that Dublin is one of the literary capitals in the English-speaking world, theater tickets have remained affordable across the board. With a long tradition of story-telling and good humor, it should come » Read more

Dublin: Darklight Festival Descends

The Darklight Festival is Dublin’s premiere festival for filmmakers, animators, and artists. The festival explores work that investigates the intersection of art, film, and technology. This year it will kick off on Friday, June 22, 2007. In addition to screenings of digital filmmaking, a kids program, a symposium, lectures, workshops, and even virtual activities will » Read more

Dublin: Wexford Opera Festival

Johnson Castle will once again showcase the world famous Wexford Opera Festival. The festival begins today and will run through June 17, 2007. This year’s line-up includes three breathtaking shows: Kurt Weill’s Silverlake, a combined performance of Busoni’s Alrlecchino with Stravinsky’s ballet Pulcinnella, and Dvorak’s Rusalka. Students are in for a special treat this year, » Read more

Dublin’s Dockland Festival

If you lucky enough to be in Dublin for the June Bank Holiday Weekend (June 1 – 4), swing by the Liffey Quays down at the Docklands and join in the free fun of the Docklands Maritime Festival. Whether you want to climb aboard the Tall Ships, shop at the fantastic outdoor market or enjoy » Read more

Dublin: Street Performance World Championship

Attention lovers of the extraordinary! Your world headquarters will soon be set up at Merrion Square Park. From June 15 through June 17, 2007, this Dublin city center park will play host to the Street Performance World Championship, three days worth of the ordinary, extraordinary, and downright unbelievable. From sword swallowers to bull fighters, this » Read more

Dublin: Discounted Greens Fees

Golf isn’t generally up our alley, but we’re nothing if not suggestable. Dublin Tourism is now offering a host of great golfing offers from clubs around Ireland. Participating clubs include Malahide Golf Club and St. Anne’s Golf Club in County Dublin. Until June 30, 2007, Malahide Golf Club is offering greens fees of just €30 » Read more

Dublin Flash: Literary Events A Go-Go

Dublin Flash: Literary Events A Go-Go

It’s a big week for literary events in Dublin, with free readings popping up all over the place. On Thursday, May 10 (2007) Anne Haverty will be reading from The Free and Easy, a satirical look at modern Ireland as viewed through the eyes of a returned emigrant from America. Haverty is an Arts Council » Read more

Dublin: Gay Theatre Festival

Dublin: Gay Theatre Festival

The fourth annual Dublin Gay Theatre Festival (DGTF) began yesterday and continues on until May 20, 2007, with 35 productions entertaining audiences at ten venues across downtown Dublin. This year’s festival presents productions that either have a gay element, theme, or relevance. Theatre troupes from the UK, USA, Canada, Spain, South Africa, and the Ukraine » Read more

Dublin Flash: Amnesty International Cafe Evening

Dublin Flash: Amnesty International Cafe Evening

Today, April 19, 2007, head down to the Amnesty International Freedom Café in Temple Bar to celebrate Zimbabwe Independence Day in Dublin. For just €7, visitors are treated to an evening of food, wine/drinks, raffles Zimbabwean music by DJ Tando and the chance to chat with Simeon Mawanza. Mr. Mawanza is a researcher with Amnesty » Read more

Dublin: One City, One Book

Dublin: One City, One Book

Photo by enboheme Every April, the Dublin City Council asks Dublin residents to read a book and spend the month discussing it. Though this might sound more like a homework assignment than a leisure activity, the free activities and exhibitions that the Council promotes throughout the month provide a nice pay-off. The April 2007 pick » Read more

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