U2 Night – November 25th

U2 Night Dublin Differently

Join us for a U2 Night to celebrate the bands return to Dublin!

As a treat for the many fans coming to Dublin for U2’s Innocence & Experience Tour dates, and especially those joining us for The U2 Tour of Dublin, we here at Dublin Differently are putting on a show of our own.

Come along for a night of fun and memories as local Dublin musicians take to the stage to play some tunes from U2’s vast back-catalogue.

We will also have a U2 Memorabilia Shop on the night and, hopefully, a lot of U2 fans.

Tickets are available at the door for €10, places are limited so get there early!!

D.D. Team

Dublin Differently

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U2 Tour Guides – We Still Haven’t Found What We’re Looking For

U2 Tour GuidesHere at Dublin, Differently we offer private, tailored tours for visitors to Dublin. We strive to offer a memorable and authentic Irish experience.

One of our most popular tours is our U2 Tour of Dublin.

People travel from all over the world to visit U2’s hometown and it’s a pleasure for our U2 Tour Guides to be part of thier experience.

Based on the demand for the tour we are now looking to add more U2 Tour Guides to our team.
Naturally we’re looking for U2 Tour Guides with a passion for the band and a strong knowledge of
their entire history. A good knowledge of Dublin is also necessary. Those with limited
availability should still apply.

If interested please email info@dublindifferently.com with a short piece about yourself and
your interest in U2.

U2 Tour Guides

D.D. Team

Dublin Differently

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U2 in New York

U2 in New YorkHere at Dublin, Differently we’re very proud of U2. Every week we meet people from around the world who share in the love and passion of the band and their music. Dublin is truly the heartland (excuse the pun) of U2 and to see them in Dublin is on many a bucket list.

So when the surprise Songs of Innocence was released last September followed by the announcement of the Innocence & Experience Tour, expectations were high about new Dublin shows…

U2 in New YorkThose shows have now been announced and unsurprisingly, sold out in 35 minutes, and there are plenty of rumours that suggest they’ll be very special shows indeed. But waiting for the Dublin shows was proving difficult and so some of the Dublin, Differently team travelled to see the band in another Irish town, New York.

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Alexandre Bagé – The Interview


Alexandre Bagé

Welcome to our new feature – The Interview.

Over the coming months we will bring you a series of interviews with unique artists and characters working and living in Dublin, and to start the series we talked to a young Frenchman, Alexandre Bagé, a talented young photographer/videographer who’s work caught our attention recently.

So, who is Alex Bagé ?

First, a creative guy in love with Ireland 😉
I am 32 years old, in love with Graphic Arts now since few years back, I am a keen Traveler, Motobiker and owner of an optimistic vision of anything.

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Christ Church Cathedral

Christ Church CathedralSituated in the heart of Dublin city Christ Church Cathedral (or The Cathedral of the Holy Trinity) was founded c.1030 after King Sitric Silkenbeard, the Norse king of Dublin returned from a pilgrimage to Rome. It is one of two medieval cathedrals in Dublin city, the other being St Patrick’s Cathedral which is located a short distance away.

Built on high grounds within the city walls, Christ Church Cathedral is located in the former heart of medieval Dublin, next to Wood Quay. Christ Church is officially claimed as the seat of both the Church of Ireland and Roman Catholic archbishops of Dublin. Since the English Reformation, however, it has been the cathedral of the Church of Ireland’s Archbishop of Dublin only. The Roman Catholic Archbishop of Dublin uses St Mary’s church (known as the Pro Cathedral) in Marlborough Street in Dublin as his cathedral.

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Brendan Behan 1923 – 1964

Brendan BehanIn March 2014 actors, writers, friends, and relatives of Brendan Behan gathered in Dublin to remember the writer on the 50th anniversary of his death.

Among those paying tribute to him in Grogan’s pub on South William Street were actors Niall Tóibín and Vincent Smith, and songwriter Pete St John who said Behan had influenced him greatly.

Producer Elizabeth Tutty, who organised the event, said they had wanted to remember him and the Dublin that he knew.

Playwright and author Brendan Francis Behan was born on 9 February 1923. Brendan was raised at 13 Russell Street in Dublin’s north inner city. His father, Stephen, was a house painter who had been imprisoned as a republican towards the end of the Civil War, and from an early age Brendan was steeped in Irish history, politics and patriotic ballads.

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Georgian Dublin

Dublin’s development

Dublin Castle

The Upper Castle Yard at Dublin Castle
The main body of the Castle was rebuilt along Georgian lines following a disastrous fire in the late seventeenth century

For much of its existence Dublin was a medieval city, marked with a particular style of building, built on narrow winding medieval streets. The first major changes to this pattern occurred during the reign of King Charles II when the then Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, the Earl of Ormonde (later the Duke of Ormonde) issued an instruction which was to have dramatic repercussions for the city as it exists today. Though the city over the century had grown around the River Liffey, its buildings as in many other medieval centres backed onto the river, often allowing for the dumping of household waste directly into the river, it being a form of collective sewer.

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The National Gallery of Ireland

National Gallery of IrelandThis year The National Gallery of Ireland celebrates its 150th anniversary. To mark the event the Gallery has arranged an expanded programme of special displays and ancillary events which document the Gallery’s history from 1864 to the present day. The Gallery hopes to demonstrate, through its programme of exhibitions and talks, the extent to which its collections have developed under each director over its 150 year history.

A History of the The National Gallery of Ireland

In June 1852 William Dargan, the father of the Irish rail network, approached the Royal Dublin Society (RDS) with an offer to underwrite a spectacular exhibition on Leinster Lawn in Dublin, the home of the RDS since 1815.

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Thomas Ashe 1885 – 1917

Thomas AsheThomas Ashe (Thomas Patrick Ashe) was born in Lispole, County Kerry in January 1885. He trained as a teacher in De La Salle College, Waterford and worked as a school principal in Lusk, County Dublin. Ashe also enjoyed writing poetry and was a talented singer.

Thomas Ashe was a member of the Gaelic League, the Irish Republican Brotherhood (IRB) and was a founding member of the Irish Volunteers. Having been brought up in a Gaeltacht (Irish speaking) region of Ireland, Ashe was an enthusiastic supporter of the Irish language, and his work brought him to the governing body of the Gaelic League. He collected considerable sums of money during a trip to the USA in 1914 for both the Volunteers and the League.

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Top 5 Parks In Dublin

Phonex ParkHere at Dublin, Differently we have compiled a list of the top 5 parks in Dublin….according to us.

We thought that we would share our knowledge with you guys so you could have the opportunity to visit some of the nicest parks in Dublin.

1.Phoenix Park

Phoenix park has to be number 1 as it is the largest urban Park in Europe!

Phonex Park 2It also includes the ZOO, visitor’s centre, coffee shops, bicycle hire and segway tours. There are lots of things to see and do here and it is situated just outside the city centre. It was originally known as Deer Park in the 17th century, and you can often see wild deer.

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Musings from the Attic