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Big Star

Free NEXT Thursday.

Enjoy the hipster-loving influential sounds of 1970s power pop merchants Big Star (above) and their songwriter/lead guitarist Alex Chilton (right) in particular?

Get to to the Sugar Club, leeson Street, Dublin NEXT Thursday at 8pm.

Barry writes:

“Big Star Live in Memphis” (1994) a landmark concert film and probably the only complete concert featuring Alex Chilton ever filmed by a multi-camera crew will be screened…”.

Details here


Lahinch, Co Clare.

Remember the January storms?

Photographer Niall Cosgrove writes:

“I found this person when I was editing these photos to get printed. As far as I know the person had to be rescued. What I was told he survived by holding onto the metal railing attached to the lifeguard station….How this person wasn’t swept out to sea, I just don’t know…


Via MagicSeaweed

Thanks Sean


‘The Dream‘ is a nationwide search for undiscovered young Irish football talent to compete in local trials to win a chance to trial for the Nike Academy in London exclusive to Life Style Sports in Ireland.

Debbie Byrne, Marketing Director for Life Style Sports sez:

“ Over 30% of young players who train with Nike Academy go on to secure professional contracts with top international clubs. In the past three seasons alone, twenty ambitious and talented players who attended the Academy have turned professional with high profile clubs, including Celtic FC star Tim Rogic.”

To enter, players are asked to submit a ‘football CV’ to before midnight on Friday, August 15.  A shortlist of young football talent “will gather in Dublin on August 21st to be put through their paces by a team of Nike Academy coaches”.

Life Style Sports

No cash, Premiership offers, etc. were given for this post although Life Style Sports gave us German jerseys to giveaway last week.


…here’s ethically sourced handmade Dublin soap.


Suzanne Clarke writes:

“I was wondering if you would be interested in doing a little write up on my soap. I launched the business in November 2013 Suzanne Clarke [named in honour of Suzanne's great grandfather Philip Clarke, 1913 Lockout veteran and a member of the Irish Citizens Army shot and killed in 1916].. it’s all handmade by myself…Each bar takes 4 to 6 weeks to cure, ensuring a good neutral PH. Olive oil, coconut oil and beeswax are carefully sourced, weighed and heated gently. We then add essential oils, herbs, botanical cleansers and exfoliants, and Irish spring water...Here are some outlets  where you can purchase them [€5.90 each]“

For further information contact Suzanne at

Clarke’s Dublin Soap

Irish Made Stuff marked Irish Made Stuff to No fee, bathroom products, etc.


A demonstration and ‘die-in’ outside the Department of Foreign Affairs, Stephen’s Green, Dublin at 5.30pm.

Gaza Action Ireland writes:

“This demonstration is a chance to stand with Palestine and demand a meaningful response from the Government. Members of the Palestinian community in Ireland will share their grief, anger and determination in the face of Israeli’s assault. The action will include a ‘die-in’: bring a white T-shirt or sheet, pre-splattered or ready to be splattered with red. Signs bearing the names and ages of the dead will be supplied. Beginning at the Dept of Foreign Affairs on Stephen’s Green South, it will move to the top of Grafton Street. Supported by the IPSC, Sadaka and the Palestinian Community in Ireland.”

Gaza Action ireland Demonstration (Facebook)