Monthly Archives: August 2012

On The N7 Naas Road en route to the Electric Picnic within the last hour.

Thanks Paudie Prendergast

Meanwhile, in Stradbally, Co Laois, Right NOW:

(Pics: Tony Kinlan and Sasko Lazarov/Photocall ireland)


In March1980, Sean Clancy and Sean Walsh converted a conventional car to an electric car from the basement of a house in Moycullen, Co Galway.

Clancy declared: “We think it’s the car of the future.”

The car attracted no investors and the project was abandoned.

This week, Sean Clancy {Walsh has since passed on]  was appointed an ESB Electric-Car Ambassador and will be given the free use of an electric car for a year.

An 18 minute gore-spattered short film in which adorable dogs battle zombies?

A zombie apocalypse unites a ragtag pack of dogs in the ruined streets of Miami. Immune to the epidemic, they must stick together to survive in the midst of ferocious undead and human survivors in this unauthorized sequel to “Homeward Bound.” Sit. Stay. Play dead…

Oh dear me, yes.

(NSFW: language, gore)


Gortanore, Brighton Road, Foxrock.

Was €31m.

Yours for €5m.

The plans was met by 52 local objections Despite this, Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council granted permission to demolish the house and outbuildings and build 37 apartments in three blocks with a gym and conference room, shops and commercial space at street level, and 90 car-parking spaces, 84 of which are at basement level. The apartments, on the edge of Foxrock village, are 1,800-3,000sq ft in size and are designed to have a full-time concierge. A development of apartments with similar aspirations was built close-by by Sean Dunne at Hollybrook, also on Brighton Road. Industry sources suggest the existing plans are unbuildable in the current climate, and that the permission will, in any event, presumably expire next year.


Top price Celtic Tiger Residence Comes Onto The Market With 85% Discount (NamaWineLake)

A bearded Jim Larkin (in a dress coat borrowed from Count Markevicz).

From University College Cork:

He entered William Martin Murphy’s Imperial Hotel in disguise and appeared on the balcony to the crowds below, before being arrested. What used to be the hotel, now forms part of Clerys Department store.

This afternoon on the The USS Fort McHenry, currently docked at Dublin Port, ahead of the American Football clash between Navy and Notre Dame.


(Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland)


This weekend.

Stuff the Picnic.

Anne Phelan writes:

Is there any chance you could give a mention to Phizzfest – brilliant community arts festival lighting up Phibsborough and the northside, with music, theatre, visual arts, kids’ events, community day, local history, events on the Royal canal, all packed in between September 1st and 9th (but which actually kicked off yesterday with a John Murray walk along the canal). It’s all run by a team of amazingly committed volunteers. lots of the events at Phizzfest are free, and the one you have to pay for are really good value.

Marquese ‘Nonstop’ Scott does his thing to a dubstep remix of ‘Dirty Diana’ in honour of someone’s birthday this week.

Previously: Nonstop Needs Your Heart