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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

National Gallery Dublin: The Other Yeats

National Gallery Dublin: The Other Yeats

If you’re not familiar with the work of Jack B. Yeats, brother of famed poet W.B. Yeats, now is a great time to swing by the National Gallery in Dublin. The Gallery’s impressive collection of oil paintings, watercolors, and drawings by Yeats recently moved from the Dargan Wing to the newly renovated Beit Wing, which » 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: Fun at the Phoenix Park

Dublin: Fun at the Phoenix Park

With a total circumference of over seven miles, the Phoenix Park is the largest enclosed park in Europe. Now it’s neatly serviced the Irish President’s house—or a turn about Ashtown Castle will make even the most minute trip worthwhile. Just make sure you keep your eyes open for stray Frisbees, soccer balls, bikes and kites » 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

Flash: Discounted Dublin Pass

Flash: Discounted Dublin Pass

The Dublin Pass is on discount, though for just a few more hours. At the promotional discount of 15 percent, an adult Dublin Pass currently costs just under €42. This may seem expensive but works out to be a great value for a busy visitors. With free entry to over 30 Dublin attractions, free return » 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: Get Daft

Dublin Flash: Get Daft

House prices have shot up in Dublin in recent years, and real estate aftershocks can still be felt in the rental market. For students and young professionals, this altered housing context has engendered real financial stresses. Those in the know use Daft to ease the pain. Daft, you say? Daft is Ireland’s biggest property site, » Read more

Dublin: iWalking Around Town

Dublin: iWalking Around Town

There’s nothing worse than running to catch a tour that has already left without you—unless it’s paying for an unwieldy, uninteresting, or too-pricey tour, of course. Dubl!n, the official online tourist office for Dublin, has made the frustrations of guided walking tours a thing of the past. Visitors can simply log on and download one » 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: EcoCabs Let You Go Green (and Blue and Red…)

Dublin: EcoCabs Let You Go Green (and Blue and Red…)

The next time you cross a street in Dublin, make sure to check both ways to avoid being flattened by the stampede of eco-friendly bicycle cabs zooming around the city. EcoCabs has just launched a free downtown service that offers weary pedestrians the chance to catch a quick lift between 10am and 8pm. These emission-free » Read more

Dublin Flash: Dining Treats.com

Dublin Flash: Dining Treats.com

The next time you’re looking for a decent meal in Dublin, log on to DiningTreats to find out about your best bet for a cheap meal. The site offers information on hundreds of restaurants in the Dublin area, and makes it easy for diners to find the best offers. Search by area, cuisine or restaurant » Read more

Dublin: Unitarian Church, Free Wednesday Meditation

Holy Catholic Ireland may still be the stereotype, but in truth Dublin has become as multicultural and diverse—and in many cases more so—than other European capitals. This diversity extends to spirituality. The Unitarian Church at St. Stephen’s Green has seen a booming increase in its membership in recent years. This surge is against the demographic » 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

Dublin: Airport Access

Dublin: Airport Access

Dubliners have become used to the sight of giant blue luxury buses criss-crossing the city. For most, these buses are a welcome sight. Aircoach, a private company operating special routes to and from Dublin Airport, provides the most comfortable service at the comparatively cheapest prices in the city – and possibly the whole island. For » Read more

Dublin: Free O’Keefe at Irish Museum of Modern Art

Dublin: Free O’Keefe at Irish Museum of Modern Art

Photograph by Amelia PS Until May 13, 2007, Georgia O’Keefe: Nature and Abstraction will be on display at the Irish Museum of Modern Art. Like most Irish museum exhibits, the Georgia O’Keefe exhibition is absolutely free to visitors. Presented in association with The Irish Times, this O’Keefe exhibition will next travel to the Vancouver Art » Read more

Dublin: Midweek Madness at the Temple Bar Hotel

Dublin: Midweek Madness at the Temple Bar Hotel

Photograph by Kari Hoerchler The Tower Hotel Group has just announced a Midweek Madness deal for their Temple Bar Hotel, through April 30. This offer is valid Sunday through Thursday nights, and with a €120 per room per night rate for up to three guests, this is a good deal for a hotel in the » Read more

Scrumptious Suppers at The Bistro in Dublin

Scrumptious Suppers at The Bistro in Dublin

If a Dubliner tells you that he’s heading to “the bistro” for dinner, he’s not trying to be vague. He’s actually going to one of the most affordable and delicious fine dining establishments in the city. The Bistro, located at 4/5 Castle Market in Dublin 2, is an intimate family run restaurant catering to locals » Read more

Dublin: Free Fun at the Chester Beatty Library

Dublin: Free Fun at the Chester Beatty Library

The Chester Beatty Library sits on the ground of Dublin Castle (right next to a Garda Siochana office, so mind your p’s and q’s!) and provides exceptional value for the entry fee of, well, nothing. Like most Irish museums, the Chester Beatty Library charges no admission fee, though donations in any currency are accepted and » Read more

Dublin: Free Morning Newspapers À Go-Go

Dublin: Free Morning Newspapers À Go-Go

The Irish call Ireland the Rip-Off Republic. With soaring prices, in addition to a 21% Value Added Tax added to most consumer items, it can certainly seem like value for money is an outdated concept in modern Dublin. At least when it comes to the morning papers there are still deals to be had. Metro, » Read more

Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day Festival in Dublin

Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day Festival in Dublin

St. Patrick’s Day may be celebrated around the world, but only in Dublin do Paddy’s Day celebrations extend into a week-long celebration. Though every pub will surely celebrate Paddy’s Day in its own style, the St. Patrick’s Day Festival team has lined up some awesome activities over five Dublin days and nights. Starting on Thursday, » Read more

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