This evening.

Ireland’s Edge conference, Dingle, County Kerry

Cillian Murphy writes:

Zoe Philpott in a dress made up of 4,400 LED lights, after performing her show Ada.Ada.Ada based on the life of Ada Lovelace, the world’s first computer programmer at the first day of the Ireland’s Edge creativity & technology conference at eir Other Voices in Dingle.

Pic: Fiona Morgan


*sound of miniscule violin*

Previously: Kate Fitzgerald on Broadsheet


Every Friday we give away a plump 25 EURO Golden Discs voucher to spend at any of the 13 Golden Discs stores nationwide.

All we ask from you is a tune we can play on Monday.

This week’s theme: Bass guitar

What underappreciated bassist slaps and thumps your ears while plucking your heart?

To enter, please complete this simple sentence:

‘The finest exponent of the bass guitar in contemporary music would have to be_______________________especially during_____________________________’

Lines stay open all weekend.

Any excuse.

Golden Discs


The video for Dublin alt-songstress Naoise Roo‘s new single Whore premiered yesterday on Nialler9.

Directed by Girl Band visual collaborator Bob Gallagher, and starring actor Aron Hegarty, it accompanies a tune that provides a backing track for internal conflict and examination of roles/power structures.

Says Naoise:

“The song Whore was born out of a sense of longing and frustration. The idea of playing with power and submission. I think Bob’s video reflects those feelings, but takes a different slant. Religion and sexuality have had centuries of conflict and in Ireland we know this all too well. But at the root of it sexuality and sexual energy are the essence of being human. I’ve often wondered where that energy goes, what that inner conflict looks like”

Naoise Roo



At around 11pm on Thursday reports began to circulate of a peculiar image which appeared on the front of a house in the Riverview Estate in Kilmallock.

Within an hour, up to 50 people had gathered outside the two-storey home – some travelling from as far away as Mitchelstown – to say prayers and light candles, at what locals believe is an image of Our Lady.

During the commotion, residents called to the house of a local priest at around 11pm asking him to attend the scene.

“At that stage there were up to 40 people gathered. A number of cars and vans had parked up. People were saying the Rosary and holding candles. The priest joined in,” said one local.

Crowds gather at ‘apparition’ of Virgin Mary in Limerick (Áine Fitzgerald, The Limerick Leader)



Ah here.

Thanks Daisy Chainsaw


A child could do that.

Brendan McCarey, of Mullan Kids in Monaghan writes:

The Colour Me Lampshade is the ideal gift for allowing creative children to turn their creativity into a piece of art for the world to see. This would be the perfect stocking filler and a brilliant activity for the kids on Christmas morning….

Colour Me Lampshade (Mullan Kids)

Mullan Kids

Irish-made stocking fillers to marked ‘Irish-Made Stocking Fillers’. No fee.


Ross O’Mullane, at Energia, writes:

Season’s greetings, Ho ho ho etc! We’re on the look out for Ireland’s most Christmassy home, and we’re open for entries until Sunday night – I wonder if BS readers know of anyone who might like to win €2000 for themselves and €2000 for a charity of their choice!?


Enter here