Aer LIngus is suspending publication of its in-flight magazine Cara
…Cara didn’t have to print in high volume, but it was read by millions of passengers every year, and the production values reflected that. By the end of the month, copies were dog-eared, but hanging in there. And countless passengers will recall pulling fresh copies from seat-backs at the beginning of the month, inhaling that newly-minted whiff as they opened the pages…
Rachel Donnelly from soon-to-be-launched magazine DRAFF (‘the only print publication dedicated to stage performance in Ireland’ if you don’t mind) writes:
DRAFF magazine is the first of its kind in that all the content comes directly from artists themselves and is a mixture of text, images, sketches and notes. Among reports from the theatre and dance worlds, our first issue also includes a contribution from WBO world middleweight boxing champion Andy Lee.
We’re launching the magazine (which will be free to pick up around Dublin city centre) on September 17th by buying 100 coffees for our first 100 readers.
We’ve put 50 coffees behind the bar at two quality Dublin cafés – Love Supreme in Stoneybatter and Roasted Brown (currently at Project Arts Centre in Temple Bar).
Readers can claim their coffee on DRAFF by following @draffmag on Twitter, retweeting one of our ‘offer’ tweets (mentioning the relevant café) and showing their free copy of DRAFF and their phone to the barista….
A new quarterly magazine about Dublin, called We Are Dublin, was launched by Conor Purcell in The Library Project in Temple Bar last night.
Mag Culture writes:
While still based in Dubai, Conor Purcell published several issues of his travel magazine We Are Here; two about Dubai and one about Kathmandu. The issues were put together using an iPhone for photography and laid out on a laptop – he really was there. They were a fascinating paradox of high-quality content and lo-fi presentation.
Conor has now moved to Dublin, where he has just launched the first of a new quarterly, We Are Dublin. It follows the same template as We Are Here but, aside from the blue-sky cover, presents a very different world. The new magazine is less about travel and more about living in a place, but it sets itself clear boundaries from the start, promising PR-generated stories. History, sociology, memoir, theatre and retail all figure. It’ll be interesting to see how it develops as Conor gets to know his new home.”
The magazine is available from The Irish Design Shop, on Drury Street; Designist, on South Great George’s Street; Indigo & Cloth, in Temple Bar; The Winding Stair, on Lower Ormond Quay; and the Gallery of Photography in Meeting House Square, Temple Bar. It will also be available from Love Supreme coffee bar in Stoneybatter soon.
Siren, the feminist magazine that took issue (and they weren’t alone) with an especially strident and misleading Youth Defence poster last Summer, launched an online edition today.
Sirenette Fiona Hyde writes:
On the site at the moment, we have: an article by Darragh McCausland on being stalked for a decade by a stranger called The Intensity of Her Stare, an article by Michael Garvey on growing up gay in Ireland called Playing House, a piece from our print edition by Megan Nolan on friendship after a big relationship called Looks Like We Made It, and two photo essays by Cait Fahey, one called That’s Mine on her relationship with her brother, and one titled A Vision in Purple on women standing against domestic violence in the Irish Islamic Cultural Centre.