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Thursday, July 24th, 2008
12:15 pm
internet in Ireland
Hello all.
I'm going to be in Dublin for 9 months starting September, and will need internet use in my apartment for online courses.  However, most places don't seem to have this listed as an amenity.  If anyone knows anything about lettings:
Do most places have internet, but don't list it?
Would it be possible to acquire internet (through purchasing a router or other like means), once I'm there?

As an aside: what does the term "rent allowance not accepted" imply? 
Is sub-letting ever used (most places seem to require 1-year leases which would mean paying 3 months rent for nothing), or would it be seen as extremely odd and/or not allowed?

If anyone knows the answers to these, thanks so much!
Saturday, April 12th, 2008
6:46 pm
Dublin Pride 25, Always the Bridesmaid Never the Bride
Dublin Pride 25, Always the Bridesmaid Never the Bride -

This is the rousing theme of the Dublin Pride Festival '08, which begins on Friday June 13th and comes to its climax on Saturday June 21st. With it's infamous explosion of colour transforming the streets of Dublin, this year's festival will be celebrating the city's 25th Pride Parade while highlighting the desire for further recognition regarding LGBTQ partnership rights.

The anniversary not only commemorates the Stonewall Riots of New York 1969, but marks the important changes which have taken place in gay life over the past 25 years and the positive attitudes of Ireland and Dublin toward the gay community. Dublin Pride Ltd have planned a ten day festival of family fun that the entire city can be proud of.

'I am proud to be Lord Mayor of a city, which this year celebrates our 25th Dublin Pride Parade. Every year our Pride festival infuses Dublin with colour and atmosphere unique to our gay community and I am thoroughly looking forward to June as I'm sure Pride 08 will be one to remember'. - Lord Mayor of Dublin Paddy Bourke.
Monday, August 20th, 2007
10:55 pm
Dear all!
I’m an exchange student from Moscow State University (Faculty of Philosophy, Department of Religious Studies). I’m going to spend a trimester (Michaelmas Term) at the School of Religions and Theology, Trinity College. And there is an urgent problem I’m puzzled over: where is it possible to find the cheapest accomodation in Dublin? Actually my resources are quite modest. Is it possible to find somebody to share a room with? Should I, alternatively, look for a youth hostel?
Tuesday, July 17th, 2007
9:07 am
Is there such a thing as a bookstore in the city center that's open at midnight to sell the Harry Potter book friday night so I can get it while out instead of having to interrupt my Duvet day on Saturday to go get it?

Friday, January 19th, 2007
5:14 am
Irish School System
Hullo folks, my name is Tabitha. I'm an American (gag), and my husband and I want to move to Ireland, preferably in two years but who knows how long it might take. But first, I need information! That's why I'm going to ask a few questions, particularly this time about the Irish School System. Hope y'all don't mind...

1.) How is the school system broken up? In America we have Elementary and High School.
2.) Are there school counselors? If that doesn't ring a bell, the basic idea is someone who encourages good class choices, helps you look at colleges and decide what's right for you, and generally gives you advice and listens to your problems.
3.) Is there a website you can direct me to that gives information about getting a job at an Irish school?

Thanks for putting up with my questions... There will probably be many more to come in the future.


Current Mood: cheerful
Thursday, August 31st, 2006
9:43 am
Dia dhuit!
I am going to study in Trinity College Dublin from October till December. And i need to find a place where to live, but i have very little money(( Would you please tell me how much does living in Ireland cost and where can i find some further info on the living in Dublin?
Tuesday, July 18th, 2006
9:35 am
And now for something completely different!!
This will definitely be worth seeing!!

Street Performance World Championship

Venue: Merrion Square

Ireland's first Street Performance World Championship will take place in Dublin's Merrion Square on August 5th and 6th. This free, two-day event will gather some of the most extraordinary acts from across the globe to perform in Dublin, competing for the title of 'Street Performance World Champion'. 

The finalists include:

· The Space Cowboy who juggles fire and knives on a 10-foot unicycle, while blindfolded and only using one foot
· Eccentric Canadian Mike Wood who catches catapulted cabbages on a spike on his head
· 'The Piano Juggler' who will thrill you with his art of playing classical music on a piano using juggling balls instead of fingers
· The award-winning mime Pedro Tochas, whose antics never fail to raise a smile

These are just some of the astonishing and original performers, taking part in 40 free shows, over two days. A select panel of expert judges will select the winner and at 7pm in Merrion Square on August 6th one performer will be named 2006 Street Performance World Champion.

Friday, November 4th, 2005
6:33 pm
Well thats disappointing & embarrassing
No Irish universities in top 100 of world rankings
07:22 Friday November 4th 2005

All of Ireland's colleges have reportedly failed to secure a place in the top 100 of this year's World University Rankings.
Reports this morning said Trinity College had been placed at 111th in the rankings, a drop of 24 places since last year.

The other six Irish universities were all outside the top 200.

The World University Rankings are compiled by The Times Higher Education Supplement in Britain and are based largely on "peer review" by academics.
Thursday, October 6th, 2005
4:51 pm
Old age memory loss
Does anyone remember a ghost storyish thing from when they were kids that started:
"There was a dark dark house in a dark dark wood...."
It’s been driving me scatty!
Wednesday, October 5th, 2005
11:35 am
She wheels her wheel-barrow, through the streets broad & narrow
This sounds good http://www.visitdublin.com/events/events_detail.asp?eventID=2554
Has anyone been?
For those of you who read this but haven’t been to Dublin, Temple Bar is the cultural be-all and end-all of the nation’s capital. Or so they claim. A stroll through the streets between 6pm on a Friday and 11am on Sunday is sure to tell a different story, what with all the fresh pools of vomit, broken glass and dead bodies strewn about the place.
But midweek? Definitely the height of culture. (Ahem)

Current Mood: indifferent
Tuesday, October 4th, 2005
1:05 pm
Belated intro
Totally didn’t realise one had to announce one's presence on these things, mucho apologiso. I feel extra cheeky having already replied to someone's blog.
Anyway, that translates as; sorry, my bad, and I am:
Smaraic, 23, of the female persuasion, true blue (Glasnevin most of the time) but interloping in Oztraylia at the moment.
Homesick to my guts most days of the week but I combat this with a heady amount of alcohol consumption, getting drunk, imbibing spirits, heading out on the lock and having the occasional wee tipple.
Not a bad trip so far.
Got interested in the community as a way to keep up with all that I’m missing as well as some of the reasons I left. Similar to other post-ers when I wanted to go where everybody would know my name I often propped up the bar at the Liars Club (Fibz), Bruxelles and other such ilk. Also an aspiring writer but lately I do a lot more aspiring and a lot less writing (read: am usually too drunk to type/hold a pen and bend people’s ears philosophizing and opining why Melville & Hemmingway can eat my shorts and just who would kick whose ass were it to come down to a game of Scrabble between me and that gobshite Joyce.)
Anyway, that’s me and I’ll be posting here from time to time.

Current Mood: embarrassed
Wednesday, June 22nd, 2005
12:06 pm
Help with film title
When my husband and I were back in Dublin in February there was a film being advertised at local cinemas which was two men's names "..... and ....." I can't remember for the life of me what it was called, and we didn't get chance to see it then, but wanted to add it to our dvds rental queue if it's available back here in the UK.

Can anyone fill me in on what it may be?
Saturday, April 30th, 2005
10:10 am

Originally uploaded by cutebutstupid.
I see ICN scribbled on walls everywhere in Dublin (is it called a tag? I'm not very street). I'm trying to keep a picture record of ones I see - so far there's 23 of the suckers (over 2 days), just from randomly coming across them without going looking for them. What I really want to know is though, does anyone know who – or what – ICN is?

Current Mood: curious
Wednesday, April 20th, 2005
6:59 pm
We'll give it a go
I am a current grad student at Catholic University in Washington DC finishing up my MA coursework. As part of my program, I'll be spending next fall in Dublin interning in the Dail, taking classes at UCD, and hopefully engaging in some sort of meaningful cultural exchange...which I hope means meeting entertaining new people, telling bullshit stories over cheap pints in non-eurotrash pubs, and drunkenly singing any song but whiskey in the jar. Something like that. I'd like to get a jump start on this whole 'meeting people' thing so as not to arrive as the sad, lonely, and friendless american girl--because that's depressing and boring!

Care to befriend me? Literally, if not livejournally?
Saturday, December 25th, 2004
6:20 pm
Hey everyone.
I just came across this community. Unfortunately, it looks rather dormant. I hope some of you still read it! My name is Glor, and I live in Pennsylvania (USA). However, I've loved Ireland and everything Irish for years. I'm leaving on Sunday to visit Dublin. I'll be there for 10 days. I want to study there next year, so I guess I am kinda going to get a feel for what it's like there...and just have fun :). So if anyone has any advice, or suggestions..how to meet people, where to go, where to avoid, etc..I'd appreciate it!
Thank you!
Monday, August 23rd, 2004
2:01 am
hopefully someone can help me...
Hi... I'm moving to Dublin next month (from the states) and living with some Dublin friends (product of a term in Galway). The problem is...I have no idea where the house is.

My friend has told me that it's in an area called Spencer's Dock, and that it's a short way from Trinity, where one of the housemates is studying.

Does this sound familiar to anybody? I haven't been able to find info on it anywhere... thanks!
Saturday, July 31st, 2004
3:45 pm
n00b post!
I'm rubbish at these posts, but anyways...
I'm just finished my 2nd year in UCD and I work in Tallaght.

Current Mood: lazy
Monday, May 3rd, 2004
8:30 pm
hey, i'm new. 15.f.dublin. tallaght to be exact.

anyone else around my age, or from around tallaght?

hey anyway! *waves*

Current Mood: ditzy
Tuesday, January 13th, 2004
5:16 pm
Can anyone recommend somewhere for lunch around St. Stephen's Green?
Monday, January 12th, 2004
1:20 pm
I'm Mr Wombat and I'm too paranoid to post my real name here. People say to me, "Glen, why are you so paranoid?" and I say "Well, it's in case people in work see this and look back over the bits where I addressed them personally and calld them names in those sort of 'letters you'd love to send' type things"

I live in donnybrook, I might have to move soon since my girlfriend is moving to cork for a while for a job. I hate moving house but I also hate sharing with or renting to a stranger even more. Especially after the Bridgemont-schitzo-killed-his-mum incident in finglas.

I work in software testing, have done so for years now. It's okay, not amazingly interesting but as was pointed out to me on friday - almost entirely responsibility free. My dream is to find the secret behind the success of shitty irish authors and emulate it, thus earning giant wads of cash for writing about "realistic" characters like Cindi the 22 year old TV producer and her long lost love, Juan the millionaire she met in a disco in the costa del sol but spurned him, despite his millions because his father had once kicked a puppy and now she realises her mistake. Cindi would live in an unrealistically huge flat in Dublin's city center (all the better to make people wonder where they're going wrong since they're 30 and sharing a house in rialto) and have a clumsy yet lovable dog named Butch, who has cancer and can also fly. She would also have a dark secret about a back alley abortion she had shortly after spurning Juan that would of course become known to the world at large half way through the book.

I would call it "Flames of Spanish Desire" and it would have words in it like "throbbing" and "immense".
This is my idea, if u use it i will SUE U!!!1
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