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About Anto

Do you know Anto? I blog over at anthonymcg.com


Get your gardening on at Dublin Garden Festival 2014

Granted, this isn’t your standard Culch post but there’s one of us involved and it’s the first ever Dublin Garden Festival, so listen up! ‘Bringing the outside inside’ takes place this weekend from Friday 13 – Sunday 15 June 2014 at Christ Church Cathedral Dublin. It features the best of Irish Gardening talent including Diarmuid […]

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Glasnevin Cemetery and Museum

Invitations to cemeteries don’t come along all that often, thankfully, but when it’s Glasnevin Cemetery and Museum, you’d do well not to decline. Established in 1828 by Daniel O’Connell, the cemetery is completely non-denominational and has a total of 1.5 million people buried inside its walls. That’s more people below ground than there are currently […]

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Theatre tip: War of Attrition

As you may be aware, we’re big of Devious Theatre from Kilkenny. Their work is some of the best amateur theatre in the country and they’re bringing their latest show, War of Attrition, to the Dublin Fringe Festival next week. “We’ve created the conditions for war, but no one wants to fight.” Daisy is the […]


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Ukulele Hooley Festival 2013

Ireland’s 4th International Ukulele Hooley takes place this weekend (24th/25th August) in Dun Laoghaire. We were there for the first one in Temple Bar and it’s just gotten better with age. So what’s on? The Ukulele Hooley Bus Busk gets under way from The Pavilion at 3.30pm on Saturday and will feature a bus full […]


Arthur Guinness Projects

Got an idea that you haven’t quite set in motion yet? Guinness and Arthur Guinness Projects are looking to invest in great ideas across four areas of creativity and culture: Music, Sport, Arts and Food. You can submit your idea at the moment with a deadline of August 9th. Public voting runs concurrently but is […]

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Movie Review: Pacific Rim

I was sold on the idea of Pacific Rim from the first minute of the trailer. Kaiju, giant aliens intent on the instinction of humanity, verus giant robots called Jaegars, powered by two pilots sharing the cognitive load. The kaiju have turned up through an inter-dimensional rift at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean and […]

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Big House Festival

BIG HOUSE Festival 2013

Taking place at Castletown House in Celbridge over the August Bank Holiday Weekend (3rd – 5th August), the first BIG HOUSE Festival features over 50 events happening each day covering the worlds of music, theatre, visual arts and dance. There’s an additional special guest each day in: Jerry Fish and his Carnivale Show will perform […]


Mountain biking with Track and Trail

I hadn’t been on a bike in twelve years, let alone one built for mountain trails. It started with a tweet from Martin, a keen mountain biker, who suggested we head out for a half day experience in the Wicklow Mountains. Our small group (myself, Christian, Ben, Amy and Ciaran) met up on a Sunday […]

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Feel the power(boating)

I was looking for an alternative gift for a friend last Christmas and came across a deal for powerboating with Adventure Training Ireland. The lads run city kayaking, powerboating and sailing from their base at North Wall Quay by the Jeanie Johnston. We booked in for last Saturday morning and on the stroke of 11am, […]