Five Dublin Film Locations from Once Musical

As the stage production of the Grammy/Tony/Sundance/Oscar award-winning musical Once makes its European debut in Dublin this week, it seems the perfect time to take a wander through some of the most memorable Dublin locations from the movie. 1. Walton’s World of Music Waltons music shop on South Great George’s Street features in several key scenes in the film. The most notable of course is when Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova sit down at one…
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AUTUMN/WINTER EDIT

The Real Life Letters to Juliet in Verona

It’s February and love is in the air, especially in fair Verona, where we lay our scene. Love notes and colourful padlocks are multiplying in the famous courtyard beneath Juliet’s balcony, as visitors scrawl poetic declarations and impassioned pleas on bricks and stone. As most people know, William Shakespeare immortalised the city of Verona in his tragedy Romeo and Juliet. However a certain Amanda Seyfried/Vanessa Redgrave movie has played a huge role in encouraging the…
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Dublin Travel Essentials: StoryMap App

Ask any visitor what their favourite thing about Dublin is and they might mention the Jameson Distillery, The Book of Kells or Temple Bar. What never fails to impress though is the people.  Dubliners are famously witty, friendly and entertaining  and now thanks to a new app, it’s possible to roam the streets of the Irish capital accompanied by your very own crew of local  storytellers. StoryMap App: The Science Bit Storymap App works by…
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A History of Prague via INXS

There are few cities in the world that have been immortalised in a music video to the extent of Prague in Never Tear Us Apart, the 1988 hit from Australian rock band INXS. In the video, a brooding Michael Hutchence takes a wander through some of the city’s most beautiful and emotive places. A little research reveals that all of these sites tell tales of survival against the odds. Fitting really when you consider the…
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A Very International Christmas Tree

The Travel Edits Christmas tree is not colour coordinated. It does not showcase a perfect display of tiered bows. Or strategically placed  baubles. Or vertically strung lights. It is more interesting than that. The Travel Edits tree is a jumble of bells, cones, cats, gingerbread men, angels and even eggs. There is method in the apparent madness though. This tree tells a story of distant lands and far off places. Let me deconstruct it for you……
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