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A Dublin day & night with real live humans who dwell in our city. We get the inside scoop on Dublin from Laura O’Herlihy, in this week’s #thisisOURdublin Laura is an Investment Administrator at Quilter Cheviot Dublin, however most of her own wealth is invested in experiences around Dublin – mainly live gigs, cinema visits

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Double Shots All ‘Round! TheDean meets Clement & Pekoe #thisisOURdublin Coffee, we can’t live without it. The Dean Blog meets Dairine Keogh, one super half of Clement & Pekoe, for the low down on all things coffee. Drop into The Dean Bar & Sophie’s anytime for a fresh cup of their delicious brews. www.clementandpekoe.com Dairine,

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A Dublin day & night with the humans of Dublin! This week, #thisisOURdublin is brought to you Niall Redmond, firefighter & paramedic with Dublin Fire Brigade & much loved Dublin club DJ. Check out Niall’s show on Pulse & listen to his podcasts. At Dublin Fire Brigade we work a 9 hour shift in the

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A Dublin day & night with the humans of Dublin! This week, #thisisOURdublin is brought to you by fashion designer Aimee Chan, who was a finalist in the Persil Irish Fashion Awards 2014. Check out Aimee’s work on https://www.facebook.com/aimeechandesign?fref=ts Aimee Chan, Dublin fashion designer   24 hours in Dublin for me would consist of getting

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This week #thisisOURdublin – 24 Hours is hosted by Nick Costello, Marketing & Publicity Manager for Warner Bros. Pictures Ireland. Nick recommends that anyone visiting Dublin this weekend gets out to the BLOOM at the Phoenix Park from May 28 – June 1 and in particular checks out PAN Bloom Garden       Dublin

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A Dublin day/night with actual Dublin dwellers This week #thisisOURdublin – 24 Hours features Graham Bolger, record producer and sound engineer, owner of Soundbank Studios   Graham with Coldplay’s Chris Martin My day would start with a breakfast in town, anywhere that serves good Belgian waffles.  Obviously Sophie’s @ the Dean is a favourite, matched

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No, we don’t have a gym in the hotel. We do however have this bit of a field three minutes down the road (less than one minute if you’re actually jogging already). Have a look here. Gyms me hoop. A park and an oul pair of trackies, that’s all you need. Mens sana in corpore

A Dublin day/night with actual Dublin dwellers.   This week #thisisOURdublin – 24 Hours features Noelle Fox, who runs the management offices of The Olympia and Ambassador Theatres, two of Dublin’s best known live venues.   Noelle with Sam Fogarino from Interpol, and his awesome mother Laura Fogarino (aka Intermom).   My ideal Dublin day

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Most Irish mothers are loathe to brag about one child in their brood. Accolades bestowed on one progeny, no matter how deserving, are often met with the response: ‘Well, I’m very proud of all my children”. Today, Press Up Entertainment Group take a daring step. We break the ban on pedestal placement, to the detriment

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The Dean meets Grafton Barbers #thisisOURdublin     We try to source excellent products for our excellent guests. Stocking Irish products in the hotel is important to us & not just because we should try & support local, but also because we are rich in quality products, suppliers & services throughout Ireland & Irish producers

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Wax or Wane The Vinyl Question True love or hipster malarkey?   Record Store Day 2015 is upon us this Saturday April 18. Whatever your take on vinyl, true love or hipster malarkey, we’re keeping the love alive, along with all those who’ll queue through the night at indie record stores across Dublin and Ireland,

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Hanging out in the pub is a keen Irish past-time. The art of handling yourself in any pub in Ireland is a complex affair. Pub rules are unwritten & change by county, by street, even by day of the week or by result in the last race at Leopardstown. The unintentional shift of an eyebrow

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