Filters. They’ve pretty much been around since the dawn of social media. Whether it’s a touch of sepia tone or the much loved dog-ears filter, you’d be hard pressed to find a social media user that hasn’t used a filter at some point. However, while the primitive filters of the past have simply changed the brightness and tone of an image, today’s filters offer users the opportunity to change their face shape, lengthen their legs and even make themselves appear slimmer, no tricky software required.
Dublin will ensure you’ll discover amazing homemade scones, caffeine shots in hidden cafés and the perfect vintage clothes in a second-hand shop. To a historic landmark with an inspiring back story or a chance to chat with a Dublin character, this city is layered, unique and full of treasures waiting to be found.
Just over two weeks ago, the restaurant Circa in Terenure won a Michelin Bib Gourmand award recognising a high quality dining experience at an affordable price. The restaurant only opened its doors in March but while its rise has been rapid, the journey to get there has been far from straightforward.
The geriatric mother. It’s a title that most women would take offence to, but it’s one that’s being applied to more and more Irish mothers as we see an increase in the number of Irish women having babies in their 40s. A baby boom of a very different kind.
Doctor Aoife Brady is a curator of Italian and Spanish Art at the National Gallery in Dublin and holds a Ph.D in History of Art from Trinity College Dublin. Dr Brady is also the co-curator of Sorolla: Spanish Master of Light, an exhibition on Valencian painter Joaquín Sorolla.
Dubliners love a good market. The Liberty Market, George’s Street Arcade and Moore Street Market are just a few of the more iconic examples. So, why is it that within the unstable and uncertain business climate, markets remain a vital and thriving part of Dublin industry.