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# Culture Magazine

Last week
15th January 2023 - 21st January 2023
# Night Out Night Off
Beach walks and live music: Jess Murphy’s favourite Galway spots for a perfect weekend
It’s best out West: Jess Murphy, co-owner and chef patron at KAI Galway shares her perfect Night Out, Night Off.
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Best in brunch: Banish the January blues at Roberta's
Absolut Brunch Club in Roberta’s is teaming up with Haus of W.I.G. to start the new year in style.
# First look
Tree-mendous trails: 4 spectacular woodland walking spots to explore this weekend
Dust off the January cobwebs with a brisk walk in one of Ireland’s beautiful forests.
# Curious Eye
Disgruntled Dubliners, a devastating fire & community spirit: The story of George's St Arcade
The incredible story of Dublin’s first purpose-built Victorian shopping centre opened in 1881
# What To Know
Shopping with a conscience: A guide to Ireland’s finest vintage stores
Antique furniture in Kilkenny and timeless garments in Bray: Where to find the best sustainable vintage pieces for you and your home.
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Best in brunch: Banish the January blues at Roberta's
Absolut Brunch Club in Roberta’s is teaming up with Haus of W.I.G. to start the new year in style.
This month
January 2023
# Night Out Night Off
Portuguese pastries in Dublin and football with friends: BAR 1661's Will Lynch’s ideal weekend
Night Out, Night Off: Will Lynch, general manager at Bar 1661, takes us through his favourite spots to spend his day (and night) off.
# Culture Magazine
QueerMania & Absolut Vodka present 'The Grand Return'
Get yourself down to this showcase of talent this January in The Sound House.
# First look
Ones to watch (and hear!): 5 Irish musical acts to include in your 2023 playlists
Infectious 80s-inspired synth-pop from Donegal and powerful post-punk coming out of Dublin; A guide to Ireland’s emerging musical talent.
# Curious Eye
The intriguing history of the picturesque island on Lough Derg known as St Patrick’s Purgatory
This sacred island continues to be a popular pilgrimage destination, but in the 5th Century the Sanctuary of St Patrick was thought to lead to the gates of hell.
# What To Know
"Being part of an audience gives us connection": Maria Fleming of First Fortnight interviewed
First Fortnight’s CEO, Maria Fleming talks about the significance of the country-wide festival and how it aims to address the stigma attached to mental health through the arts.
Last month
December 2022
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Christmas cocktails sorted: Everything you need for the perfect festive tipple
It’s the perfect time to catch up with an Absolut cocktail.
# Culture Magazine
Christmas cocktails sorted: Everything you need for the perfect festive tipple
It’s the perfect time to catch up with an Absolut cocktail.
# Culture Magazine
Solo fireside pints and festive gatherings: 6 great pubs to raise a glass this Christmas
A guide to some of Ireland’s best festive pubs to visit during the festive period.
# Culture Magazine
Dinner in Belfast and pints pulled by a Chieftain: Frankie Mallon's go-to weekend spots
Frankie Mallon, Head Chef at An Port Mór, the award-winning restaurant in Westport, shares his perfect Night Out, Night Off
# Culture Magazine
Sink your Claus into the story of Saint Nicholas and his burial site in Kilkenny
The fascinating history of the figure who inspired Santa Claus and his final resting place in an Irish medieval burial grounds
# Culture Magazine
The fabric of Ireland's arts world: A look at The Abbey Theatre's covetable costume department
Donna Geraghty talks to The Journal about the remarkable wardrobe collection in Ireland’s revered cultural institution.
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Planning a night out over Christmas? Club activist Andrea Horan ranks her top spots for festive cheer
Andrea Horan of Absolut’s Clubbing Council brings us through her suggestions for a good night out in Dublin over Christmas.
# Culture Magazine
Shop Local: A guide to Ireland's best independent shops to support this Christmas
Collectable antique books and covetable womenswear, timeless children’s toys and beautiful homewares: A stress free guide to Christmas shopping
# Culture Magazine
Beamish in an historic Cork pub and getaways to Ballymaloe: Aishling Moore's perfect weekend
Goldie Fish & Ale’s head chef and owner shares her perfect Night Out, Night Off.
# Culture Magazine
From the Antarctica to Annascaul: Raise a glass to Tom Crean in his former pub in Co Kerry
The story of Tom Crean, an Irish explorer who went from heroic expeditions to pulling pints in The South Pole Inn.
# Culture Magazine
One To Watch: Meet Edelle Kenny, the New York-based Irish filmmaker with a bright future
Kenny discusses Ossobuco, her critically acclaimed debut short film which challenges gender constructs both on and off the screen.
Last year
2022
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These Christmas cocktails are sure to impress your guests this festive season
# Culture Magazine
What To Know: Solstice Arts Centre in Navan is a haven for creative disciplines
The director of Navan’s Solstice Arts Centre details their expansive programme, community spirit and Ireland’s exciting art scene.
# Culture Magazine
No Kidding: The story behind the bronze statue commemorating Ireland's oldest annual festival
The origin story we never knew we needed.
# Culture Magazine
Dancing the night away in Dublin and restorative trips out West: Colm Keane's perfect weekend
Night Out, Night Off: Daddy’s Cafe chef and owner Colm Keane takes us through his favourite spots to spend his day (and night) off.
# Culture Magazine
Best in snow: Kick-off the festive season at Ireland's finest Christmas markets
‘Tis the season to be Christmas shopping: a guide to Ireland’s unmissable festive markets
# Culture Magazine
'Working in the arts industry is exciting': interview with fine artist, Eileen O'Sullivan
Get to know this exciting artist who has had a busy and bright 2022.
# Culture Magazine
Live music and cosy pints: Paradiso founder Denis Cotter shares his hangout spots in Cork City
Night Out, Night Off: Denis Cotter, founder and executive chef of Paradiso in Cork, takes us through his favourite spots to spend his day (and night) off.
# Culture Magazine
Discover the 'Entrance of the Underworld', located off the coast of West Cork
The fascinating history of Bull Rock Island and the remarkable remains of the home to generations of Lighthouse keepers in West Cork.
# Culture Magazine
Take a tour of The Beekeepers: The beautiful artist retreat generating a buzz in The Burren
The Beekeepers co-founder, musician Daithí Ó’Drónaí discusses the importance of facilitating artists with tranquil creative spaces.
# Culture
Must see shows at this year's Guinness Cork Jazz Festival
Get into the rhythm with a guide to this year’s festival highlights.
# Culture
Sink your teeth into the landmarks of Bram Stoker's Dublin
Explore the places that shaped the Dracula author in his hometown of Dublin.
# Culture
Pastries in Lahinch and Galway wine bars: Ard Bia owner shares go-to spots for perfect weekend
Night Out, Night Off: Aoibheann MacNamara, founder and owner of Galway’s Ard Bia, takes us through her favourite spots to spend her day (and night) off.
# Culture
Horror films in Galway and Meath's frightening farms: Ireland's scariest Halloween events
A guide to Ireland’s best Halloween-related events for all the family to enjoy
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Enjoy a Bank Holiday brunch with Absolut Vodka
Kick start your October Bank Holiday in Roberta’s with Dublin’ naughtiest Drag Haus and Absolut Vodka.
# Culture Magazine
Dead Interesting: Ireland's spooky and spectacular graveyards
A look at some of Ireland’s most beautiful burial grounds waiting to be explored
# Culture Magazine
Phoenix Park strolls and pints in Stoneybatter: Rascals co-founder describes his ideal day-off
Night Out, Night Off: Cathal O’Donoghue, head brewer and co-founder of Rascals Brewing Company, takes us through his favourite spots to spend his day (and night) off.
# Culture Magazine
The story of the egg-shaped cairn in a Galway bog commemorating the first transatlantic flight
How the adventures of William Alcock and Arthur Brown transformed a bog in the West of Ireland into a significant site in aviation history.
# Culture Magazine
Curtain Call: What shows to see in the final weekend of Dublin Theatre Festival 2022
What To Know: A guide to this year’s Dublin Theatre Festival, and Willie White, Artistic Director and CEO of the event, interviewed.