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The munchies in Dublin.

By illustrator, designer and jogger Alan Ruane

Alan sez:

“As a blow in [to Dublin] from down the country [Waterford] one of my favourite things about Dublin is the variety of great/terrible food that’s available here. It makes all those long runs worthwhile.”

This week’s Le Cool Dublin issue 



Come for the chat, stay for the smoothies.

Kate Le Cool writes:

“Feel free to share your housemate nightmares, your unorthodox bibliography-writing methods, and your weird exam superstitions as we help you kick that back to school feeling with an evening of fun, interesting discussions about student life in Dublin.
This FREE event will take place at Roasted Brown, (upstairs from Filmbase) Curved Street, Temple Bar, doors 6:45pm. Refreshments provided FREE courtesy of Innocent Smoothies….”

This Student Life (Facebook)

Tiger Dublin Fringe-2

A Tiger Dublin Theatre Festival special cover.

By Waterford-born Kilkenny-based pixel-friendly artist illustrator Shane Gavin.

Michael Le Cool writes:

Shane is “well up” for doing artwork for a retro-themed computer game, if any of you have one of those in the making, and you can check his work out on his site or on his Facebook or tweet him here

This Week’s Le Cool Dublin issue

Alan Ruane cover

By Waterford-born Dublin-based designer/illustrator Alan Ruane.

He explainz:

“One of the things I enjoy and spend a lot of time doing in Dublin is running. It’s one of my favourite places to run around, there’s so many places to go, I’m always seeing new things and trying to go further and explore a bit more.”

Alan’s method:

“I usually start with a rough pencil doodle before moving over to the computer and completely ignoring what I’ve just done.”

This week’s Le Cool Dublin issue

Ciaran Le Cool, who has been with Le Cool Dublin from the start five years ago, leaves this week to spend more time with his moustache pursue OTHER plans. We wish him well. Read Ciaran’s poignant farewell here. Mmf.


By designer, artist and illustrator Hannah Doyle

Hannah explainz:

“The idea  just came to mind one day, as a cheesy, but funny all the same way of showing some coolness. It’s pretty simple really, but it made me chuckle.
“…I work as a web designer most of the time, and freelance on a variety of design and illustration projects. I also work as designer for the quarterly short story e-journal The South Circular  and I’m part of a collective of designers called Lone Rangers. The members of Lone Rangers all work on our own, as freelancers or in house designers, and we come together to give advice, swap information, collaborate on projects and generally act as a bit of a sounding board….”

This Week’s Le Cool Dublin issue


‘The Little Sea Lady’ by Paula McGloin.

Paula sez:

“I am fiend for hoarding things and I keep samples of everything from printed greeting cards, tea towels to cereal boxes for inspiration! I then begin doodling and sketching for as long as possible! (I love this part!) Then I scan in my hand drawing and recreate them digitally. Usually in Illustrator. I will then play with colour and composition until I’m happy with the result….”

This week’s Le Cool Dublin issue:

A chat with Paula: