New Music: Martin Byrne – Cottage In The Country

It’s not secret to anyone at this stage that I’m a half decent Martin Byrne fan. Maybe it’s a little down to fact that it reminds me of late evenings spent in The Galtymore dance hall in Cricklewood when I was a little younger. God only knows. My reeling in the years aside, this is […]

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Don’t miss this Gig: Summer in Dublin with the SitKoD choir

The Songs in the Key of D (SitKoD) choir have been busy rehearsing their new show ‘Summer in Dublin’ for the National Concert Hall on Wednesday, 2nd of July. Anto, Darren and 60-odd other Dub residents will be singing an expanded repertoire of songs from their previous sold out gigs at Fringe Festival and the […]


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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Hunger Games: Summer Lovin’

The past week has contained enough brief snatches of sunshine to drive a summer starved man insane. Sure, by June 1st we thought we’d all have rosy farmer tans and multiple cases of freckledom but alas we’re still battling with outbursts of piddley drizzle. Not to worry though because there’s plenty of tasty reasons to […]


Hunger Games: Foodie News

Lots happening in the world of food lately so thought we’d cram the top five most exciting foodie related things into the one post. So *deep breath* here goes: 1. 24 Hour Starbucks in Dublin? Yes, it does exist. We don’t always want to go out on the batter or tee-total while sitting in a […]

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Hunger Games: How much would you pay for toast?

It’s the new buzz that’s spreading through US food capital San Francisco and it’s also the comfort food yer mammy will dish up with a hot drop to soothe that sore head the next day – the humble slice of toast. Americans are snatching up artisan slices of batch, loaf, pumpernickel and otherwise for $4 […]


The Riptide Movement’s new music video ‘All Works Out’

We do like great Irish music around Culch towers and The Riptide Movement‘s latest album, ‘Getting Through’, is just that. You can buy it on iTunes here or stream it on Spotify below. The first single to be released is ‘All Works Out’ and the new video featuring Amy Huberman has hit the internets this […]

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New Irish Music: Martin Byrne, A Long Long Way From Ireland

It’s no big secret that I love my Irish music and more that I’ve a wee soft spot for the trad Irish. And when a promo copy of the new Martin Byrne single, A Long Long Way From Ireland came in my post this morning I was literally over the moon. This isn’t my first […]


Theatre Review: In Dog Years I’m Dead

Two 29ish nearly 30 somethings meet against their will at a birthday party of a mutual friend that is about to arrive at the milestone that is the big 3 0. Caroline is not only 30, she is a thirty year old that has essentially made it. Married, mum of twins and still in touch […]

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Theatre Review: A Tender Thing in

Siren Productions has brought Ben Power’s reimagining of the world’s most infamous teenage lovers to the Project Arts Centre. We meet Romeo and his fair Juliet in the twilight of their years having somehow escaped death to live a long life together. We do not get all the details of their love story. We do […]


Hunger Games: The Craft Cocktail Showdown

For too long in Celtic Tiger we were plied with watered down mojitos and over-priced cosmos. Presently in Ireland we’re experiencing something of a cocktail renaissance. Maybe it’s the influence of Mad Men, maybe its a dissatisfaction with the standard Smirnoff Ice / Fat Frog offerings of an audience that’s grown up and matured? Whatever […]

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Hunger Games: The Corn #TortillaRevolution

Corn Tortillas aren’t just a vessel for tastier foodstuffs as Blanco Nino would have us believe. They are, in fact, a cornerstone of Mexican culture, life and even history. For too long we have been subject to tasteless plain tortilla exports nothing compared to the authentic and original corn tortilla as it is meant to […]


Free Tickets: You Couldn’t Make It Up on Newstalk

sez Pat O’Mahony: Jaze, how did we get here so quickly?  This Fri, January 24th, is our second-last You Couldn’t Make It Up recording for Newstalk.  It seems like only…oh alright, just over eight weeks since we did our first show in The Helix in DCU on November 29th.  How time flies when you’re busy […]

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Damian Corless: 9000 Years of Irish Weather

Never heard of Damian Corless ? Say Collins Press, Damian Corless, [is] a journalist and a former editor of Magill and In Dublin, currently contributes to the Irish Independent. He has written comedy sketches for BBC TV’s classic Big Train and RTE’s award-winning Stew. His acclaimed books include The Greatest Bleeding Hearts Racket In The […]


Theatre Review: Macbeth in @SmockAlley Theatre

Despite being a bit of a Shakespeare fanatic, I’ve probably only seen Macbeth twice on stage and I haven’t read it since my youth (and that’s some time ago now). So, I was very excited about catching Fast Intent’s production in Smock Alley Theatre this week. The Scottish Play opens as three witches, the “weird […]

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