The Dublin Edit: Exchange Dublin Interview

Stumbling upon Exchange in Dublin’s Temple Bar, you would be forgiven for wondering whether this is a swap shop or indeed an exciting looking bureau de change . Funnily enough, it  is neither of these things. Exchange Dublin is in fact a rather cool centre for collective arts projects.The centre is run voluntarily by young people and plays host to discussions, gigs, visual arts and performances. Most projects originate from a range of “Exchange Groups” that…
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AUTUMN/WINTER EDIT

Ten Great Places to Have Tea in Dublin

The writers of Father Ted didn’t have to look far for inspiration when they created that now legendary tea-pusher Mrs Doyle. The average Irish person drinks four cups of tea per day and as as a nation, Ireland drinks more tea per capita than any other country in the world.  Next time you’re in town, give in to a proper brew in one of these ten Dublin hot spots. Wall & Keogh Portobello’s Wall &…
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The Dublin Edit: Dublin Gets Chatty on Twitter

#DubChat, Ireland’s first official ‘Twitter event’, is a new weekly Twitter chat that will take place at 9pm every Wednesday evening from May 30th. It is aimed not only at Dubliners but anybody who knows Dublin or likes to reminisce about the Irish capital and will begin at 9pm each week, lasting one hour. Like the highly successful #TTOT (Travel Talk on Twitter) and #TNI (Travellers Night in) Twitter events, #DubChat will focus on a…
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Bed Edits: LX Boutique Hotel Lisbon

In terms of location, LX Boutique Hotel doesn’t get much better.  Close to both Cais de Sodre train station (gateway to the coastal resorts of Estoril and Cascais) and Bairro Alto – the epicentre of Lisbon nightlife, the hotel provides the perfect boutique base for a city break in Lisbon. Let’s start with the decor.  Just like the Portuguese capital, it’s cool, it’s retro, it’s eclectic.  In a nod to Lisbon’s famous Azulejo tiles, the lobby…
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The Dublin Edit: Bite Restaurant Review

Another week, another new restaurant goes live in Dublin – we couldn’t miss the opportunity to check it out… Before opening its doors to the public, Dublin’s newest restaurant, Bite released its menu on Twitter. True, its premise of fish and chips and cocktails would not have looked out of place in one of Joe Macken’s quirky concept diners, but that’s where any similarities end. Bite is a collaboration between restauranteur Ronan Ryan (Town Bar…
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