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Wednesday 7 June 2023 Dublin: 14°C

# Lord of the rings

This year
# mordor most foul
Complaints over recent performance of Lord of the Rings music at Bord Gáis Energy Theatre
Some who saw the concert told The Journal that it was not of the quality they had expected.
# Quiz
QUIZ: How well do you remember the movies of 2003?
We somehow kept it to only one Return of the King question.
All time
# Lord of the rings
'The gates of hell opening up': What caused the massive Gulf of Mexico fire?
Footage of the inferno went viral over the weekend.
Lord Of The Rings and Chariots Of Fire star Ian Holm dies aged 88
The actor died peacefully in hospital.
# It's Quizness time
Quiz: How well do you know Lord of the Rings?
One ring to rule them all…
# Lord of the rings
Historic sixth ring for Brady as Patriots down Rams to win Super Bowl 53
New England beat the Rams by 13-3 in a low-scoring affair.
# Precious
Andy Serkis did his Gollum voice on Graham Norton and made everybody's night
“I’ve loved this singer for so many years – NO YOU DID NOT PRECIOUS.”
# my precious
A great grandmother has accidentally been praying to a Lord of the Rings figurine
She’s now an internet sensation.
# frodonuts
This Dublin cinema had a special menu for its Lord of the Rings marathon today
Large Pippincorns for all.
# Lord of the rings
A huge legal case in Turkey hinges on whether the President looks like Gollum
A Turkish doctor could face two years in prison for his tweet.
# up in the mountains
This stunning footage of Carrauntoohil is like something out of a movie
Lord of the Rings much…?
6 times Christopher Lee was more than just the 'scary guy' from the movies
The legendary actor has died at the age of 93.
# Middle Earth
Somebody actually drew Middle-Earth on a Starbucks cup, and it's ridiculously impressive
My precccccious.
# Lord of the rings
Co Cork roundabout makes it into 2015 world roundabouts calendar
Yes, there’s a world roundabouts calendar.
# where is gandalf
Ian McKellen warns college students what'll happen if they don't study
You can probably guess what he says.
# Middle Earth
This Hobbit-inspired airplane safety video is one you'd actually pay attention to
It stars Elijah Wood and Peter Jackson. This is serious, lads.
# the shire
Have a look at the Lord Of The Rings-themed pub opening in Killarney
Pint of Bilbo’s Beer, anyone?
# where is gandalf
Man torments his poor girlfriend with endless Lord of the Rings quotes
# tubby custard
9 delicious-sounding fictional foods that should definitely exist
Normal food is boring in comparison.
# one ring to rule them all
Lord of the Rings' Middle-earth was inspired by... the Burren
A Derry-based academic says the time Tolkien spent in Ireland inspired his concept.
# Lord of the rings
Tree re-plants itself after being chopped up
Deep roots.
# Dawson's Creek
18 events from 2003 to make you feel ancient
Watching The Panel and Cabin Fever, and listening to The Darkness. What an odd year.
# life advice
Ian McKellen's message to schoolkids is the best ever
Wise words, Gandalf. Wise words.
# nui galway
Imagine if J.R.R. Tolkien was marking your exam papers?
If you were a NUI Galway student in the late forties… he might have been.
# my precious
56 people who are REALLY excited about The Hobbit
And one who seems a bit confused.
# Review
The Hobbit - is it actually any good?
Patrick McCarry delivers the verdict on Peter Jackson’s new blockbuster… and recognises that chap from Cold Feet.
# New Zealand
Second New Zealand volcano 'burps' after eruption
The threatened eruption comes just days after a long-dorman mountain erupted.
# fantasy island
Fantasy films/programmes: Why so serious?
Sssshhh don’t tell them it’s not real…
# Work Can Wait
'I'm just worried about the dinosaurs': on set with The Hobbit
Peter Jackson’s latest video blog shows some of the challenges facing his crew while filming in New Zealand.
# Hobbit House
Want to go to Middle Earth on holidays? Here's the next best thing...
A hobbit house, complete with Bilbo and Frodo as neighbours, has been built in Montana.