Movies in the Park, Dún Laoghaire

dlr events Movies in the Park, at the People’s Park, Dún Laoghaire.
This afternoon’s schedule is as follows:

14:30 – The Lion King (G 90 mins)
18:00 – Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (12A 103 mins)
20:00 – Skyfall (12A 143 mins)Movies in the Park 2013

Seeking tour guides…

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council is hiring tour guides for its summer programme of guided tours of heritage sites in the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown area. If you’re interested, you need to have a strong interest in history and heritage, and have excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Training and/or previous experience as a guide will be an advantage;…

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Deansgrange Cemetery

I visited Deansgrange Cemetery this afternoon for a tour of 1916 civilian graves by Ray Bateson, who has a wealth of knowledge on all things related to graves in Ireland. Deansgrange is one of Ireland’s most significant cemeteries, particularly for 20th century graves. Below are some pictures, including John A. Costello’s grave.

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Arrest in Blackrock robbery

The Irish Times has reported that there has been an arrest in the armed robbery in Blackrock this week: “A man in his late twenties has been arrested following a robbery at a Post Office in Blackrock, Co Dublin this afternoon. A man entered the Post Office at approximately 4pm and threatened staff with what is…

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Progress on jobs

This Government inherited a jobs market in freefall with 250,000 private-sector jobs and 45,000 jobs in exporting sectors lost between 2008 and 2010. Since taking office, the Action Plan for Jobs, has provided for a transition from the old, failed economy – reliant on property, banking and debt – to a new, sustainable economy based…

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Michael Davitt plaque

Today, I attended a ceremony in Ballybrack village to dedicate the obelisk there to the memory of Michael Davitt, founder of the Land League, who lived close by. Davitt’s first monster meeting took place in Irishtown in South Mayo in 1879 and he stayed in my great-great-grandfather’s house, nearby in Doonmacreena Bridge, that night.

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Robert Mallet plaque – Killiney beach

It was a bleak morning, this morning, on Killiney Beach for the unveiling of a commemorative plaque to Robert Mallet, the father of seismology. In October 1849, aged 39, Robert, and his son John, who was a geology student at TCD, decided to carry out a remarkable experiment on Killiney Beach. They wanted to prove…

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