Tag Archives : Ireland


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 […]

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Christmas FM 2012 is here

It’s that time of year again… Christmas FM, the hugely popular Christmas music themed radio station which raises thousands of euros for charity every year is returning for another run this year – and this year they’re covering more of the country than ever before! New Culch.ie writer Niall O’Keeffe (that’s me!) will be presenting on […]


Late to the game – My first week on Netflix

There was a big interwebby brouhaha when Netflix launched in Ireland in January. I’ll be honest, I wasn’t particularly interested at the time. No one was raving about it. Many people said that the price was great (at just €6.99 a month, that seems a fair comment), but that the content was seriously lacking. The range of movies was very limited and the TV shows that were available were far from up-to-date. I gave it a miss. Six months later

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TV: Scéal na Gaeilge

Mar cheiliúradh ar Seachtain na Gaeilge, tá ROSG an-bhródúil a shraith ceannródach nua, Scéal na Gaeilge, a thabhairt chuig an scáileán. Dhá chlár faisnéise is ea Scéal na Gaeilge a leanann aistear na teanga ó thús ama go dtí an lá atá inniu ann. Tríd meascán míreanna beochan, cúlraí scáthlán glas agus taifeadadh ag láithreacha […]


Trailer: Despicable Me 2

We have to wait flippin’ aaaages until it hits cinemas on June 28th, but it looks like it just might be worth it. Despicable Me 2, the follow-up to, you’ll never guess… 2010’s Despicable Me, is once again voiced by the likes of Jason Segal and Steve Carrell but this time with the added awesomeness of Al […]


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Preview: RBS 6 Nations Championship 2012

Ahead of Saturday’s first game of the Championship, here’s how Culch Towers thinks it will all play out. Ireland ‘Good but not good enough’ was Declan Kidney’s summary after a disappointing exit in New Zealand last year … that and an inability to change tack when things weren’t going their way helped bring about Ireland’s […]


Events: Get Back – The Story of The Beatles @ The Tivoli

Looking for something to do in dull, frumpy-as-a-nun January? Beatles fan? Get Back – The Story of The Beatles hit the stage at The Tivoli Theatre last night and runs until February 14th. The show, charting the rise of John, Paul, George and Ringo from Liverpool’s Cavern Club to their Final Sessions, features a soundtrack of […]


Watch: Vintage Late Late Show Clip

This has been doing the rounds over on The Facebook, with good reason. Encompassing some of the greatest presenting skill the nation has ever known as Uncle Gaybo deals with a truly difficult situation; the good old days when the Late Late Show guests used to stay on set for the duration and interact with […]


Return of the Culch.ie Apprentice Ireland Liveblog

Being that I’ve been in hiding for the past year, I hadn’t really planned on running a liveblog for this year’s Apprentice Ireland, but now that the first episode is only hours away, I realise that half the fun of watching the show was sharing it with you guys. So, here we are! Pull up […]


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Competition: Three Ireland jersey trade in scheme

It’s not every day you get to visit the Aviva Stadium to speak with an Irish soccer international but that’s just what we did last Wednesday when Sean St. Ledger flew in to launch the the Three Trade in Scheme. Three is asking Irish fans to Go Green With Pride (#3gogreenwithpride) and trade in their […]


2011 ESB Electric Ireland Feis Ceoil 4-15th April

ESB Electric Ireland Feis Ceoil, Ireland’s biggest classical music festival, is set to showcase the talent of over 4,000 musicians from all over Ireland at the annual festival from 4th to 15th April inclusive. The email came in to me with this note attached: This ones for you chief…. you’re our Culch.ie trad music man […]

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Queer Notions 7-11 Dec 2010

Queer Notions is back with a vengeance starting today, for 5 days with 24 events and 40 artists. Queer Notions involves plays, art, music, lecture, dance, film and politics, celebrating queer ideas and performance from Ireland further afield. There are some wonderful shows coming up for a very short run each so catch them while […]

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