MustWatch: Emmet Kirwan’s ‘Heartbreak’ powerful short on a teenager mother is outstanding

The powerful poetic story ‘Heartbreak’ should be on everyone’s lips right now. This incredible short film commissioned by the Irish theatre company ThisisPopBaby for their award winning stage show #RIOT.  Wonderfully written and performed by Dublin Oldschool Emmet Kirwan is a must see for all.

The story is of a young teenager and her journey discovering her youth and relationships and finds herself pregnant. It shows the many challenges she faces becoming a parent on top of being a young woman in society. The journey is told with pure honesty and it’s not until the final moments that there is true optimism in this powerful story. It definitely pulls on your heartstrings, especially for every woman who understands this heartbreak

Heartbreak written & Performed by Emmet Kirwan and wonderfully directed by Irish filmmaker Dave Tynan. Starring Jordanne Jones & Deirdre Molloy .

Fashion: Penney’s #GetFit gym gear is gorge and an absolute steel

So if you’re like me, you need that extra push in January to stay motivated and consistent with  gym  attempts.

Let’s face it – we’re all smashed, it’s only half-way to pay day for most and we’re feeling the affects of eating and drinking everything in site over Christmas.

Well Penney’s literally has answered our prayers when it comes to their new #getfit gym gear. At the end of the day, we need to look good going to the gym even if its as less frequent as we would like.

If you’re broke and need to freshen up your gym wardrobe for January get yourself to Penney’s to check out these latest pieces.

Pants are ranging from €13, tops from €8 and accessories from as little as €3.

The bank balance allowed me to pick up a couple of pieces for an absolute bargain that will be tested tomorrow in the gym. I also grabbed a khaki bomber for €15. A khaki bomber will never go out of fashion and can also compliment the new #getfit gym gear.

Fabric to reopen after it wins closure appeal

Fabric has won its appeal to reopen nightclub after the licence was revoked.

I know what you’re thinking.. is this a joke?! Like I don’t think you could play with our emotions like that. Didn’t we already feel the loss of the club the last few months. Dublin Soho can confirm that this is no joke. So let’s celebrate this one as its PROBABLY the best news you’ll get on a Monday this year!

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The re-opening comes with strict rules to be enforced. Eh do we care? Just get Fabric open already. The publicity raised during the #SaveFabric battle has only done wonders for the Club. Social media, Fabric DJ’s, party goers, pretty much anyone who experienced Fabric, got behind the campaign to turn the closure around.

We just can’t wait for the Fabric re-opening party. Its sure to attract an incredible lineup just like it’s closing did. The anticipation is already killing us. The public have a lot to be proud of. Big applause all round!

I’ll leave you with the official statement for Fabric. Tick tock, tick tock!

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Statement from Fabric

We are hugely thankful to be able to confirm the news that we have won our licence back. We owe everything to our supporters. We really would not be here today without your unparalleled support and generosity.

So many different people stepped up to put their voices to our cause, artists from all corners of the music community, fellow promoters who have put on huge events from us and clubbers from around the world who all united behind us.

We’ve even seen people sporting their #savefabric T Shirts on the other side of this planet showing just how big this thing is.

So, thank you to all of you. Without the strength of your backing this would not have happened.

You saved Fabric.

We’ll be back with some news about #saveourculture and our next steps when we can.

 

Watch: Don’t miss this fan promo of Conor McGregor v Nate Diaz ahead of UFC 202

Watch This Very Emotive Promo Video highlighting Conor McGregor’s Unique Story Ahead Of Rematch with Nate Diaz.

Conor McGregor’s highly anticipated rematch with Nate Diaz is getting closer by the second and this will make you even more excited!

The video touches on the reason why the UFA Notorious Star’s career has been such a success in the world of MMA. Gerard Walsh’s imagination shows why the UFC star first fell in love with the sport. It also includes snippets from the UFC’s video released in the days before Ronda Rousey’s shock defeat to Holly Holm which you can watch here.

With three weeks until the UFC 202 when Conor returns to the Octagon following his devastating defeat to Diaz back at UFC 196. We’re rooting for Conor to return guns blazing to secure where this soldier belongs…on top.

We’re literally chomping at the bit to see this rematch and fully behind McGregor!

Coming Soon! Renew Your Passport Online

So while the Brexit dust has settled ever so slightly, one good news to come from it all is this! Yes you’ll finally be able to renew your passport online. Can I get an Amen?

This means no more queuing at the Irish Passport Office, or spending your lunch break at your local Post Office with your head severely melted. The new online passport is due to come into play in the first quarter of 2017, confirmed by the Department of Foreign Affairs recently. This has come as a direct knock on from the surge of passport applications from people living outside of Ireland, since the UK  decided to jump ship from the EU.

Making life that little bit easier for all.

 

 

New Chopped Opens In Rathmines

Chopped has opened it’s doors to its latest outlet in Rathmines, Dublin 6 today.

The health-focused new outlet will create 20 jobs and follows newly opened franchises  in Mulhuddart and Grafton Street, Dublin 2.

Founder Brian Lee has plans to open new outlets in Tallaght and Sandyford with more outlets to be announced soon.

Check out their gorge menu here 

Ice Cream That Cures Hangovers

I’ve always said it that ice-cream is one of my go-to-things to ease the pain of a fearful hangover. Well Dublin Soho can confirm that a bar specifically designed for the cure exists – can I get an Amen.  Only thing is its based in South Korea; home to the world’s first hangover ice cream bar. Bit of a trek now indeed!

The so called hangover store based in South Korea and named Gyeondyo-bar (hang in there). Yes we love it already. The ice cream that tastes like grapefruit has an active treatment ingredient which is oriental raisin tree fruit juice, used as hangover remedy in Korea since the 1600s.

Us Irish will wait patiently and pray for a local Irish budding entrepreneur to create a similar product. Let’s face it Deliveroo would make a killing helping all us needy Irish on a day where our heads can’t raise from the pillow.

 

Legendary Pod Club on sale for €6M

Any Dub will be devastated to hear that John Reynolds has put the Pod up for sale. The Old Harcourt Street Station licensed complex is on sale with a guide price of €6 million. The venue has been lying dormant for some time now. Passing by the venue is always tough for the die hard Pod & Redbox lovers and known as “one of the best” clubs to party in Dublin.

The popular club formerly known as the “Redbox”, was one of the legendary clubs attracting big name DJ’s such as Carl Cox, Deepdish, Jeff Mills, Laurent Garnier to name a few. It also had strong residency slots with local talent like David De Valera and the Mongo events in the garden. Who doesn’t remember those gigs?

The A Grade 1 listed building, measuring about 2,625sq m (28,255sq ft) is being sold by tender and bids must be submitted by June 8th.

More recently, the venue was set out as three bars and late night venues: the Chocolate Bar, Crawdaddy and Tripod. These venues closed a number of years ago to much of our disappoint.

Andrew’s Lane another popular venue in Dublin sold for €4M so we think this is an absolute bargain for the Pod site.

Let’s hope the new owner brings back the good old days for Dublin clubbers and resurrects a new style “Redbox”.

Fancy Glamping in a Boeing 767?

Quirky Nights Glamping owner David McGowan is bringing a new twist to Glamping in Sligo. By twist we mean he’s literally bought a “Boeing 767” to refurb and offer glampers an experience sleeping and having fun in.

A Sligo undertaker shares his extraordinary vision with Sorcha Crowley for a transport themed ‘quirky glamping village’ on a 15 acre site in Enniscrone complete with a 29 year old jumbo jet, trains, boats and taxis.

The €3 million park will have an ‘airport’ containing the Russian jet which will accommodate 9 bedrooms, a ‘Bus station’ containing ten double decker Dublin buses, four retired London Underground train carriages, London black taxis and a even a ‘marina’ with boats dry dock for guests to experience a night in.

The Boeing 767 is 159ft long, 17 ft wide and weighs over 70 tonnes has attracted world wide attention and gone viral across social media – his YouTube and Facebook videos have reached in excess of 200,000 views.

Crossmolina-based TV Production company GMarsh TV is filming David’s journey to create the glamping village for a six-part TV documentary to be aired next year.

“I had to convince Sligo County Council that I didn’t need psychiatric help. Now I’m making the concept a reality.”

Dublin Soho loves the idea and thinks this will be a big hit for hen and stags or could appeal to alternative weddings.

The Boeing 767 on The Shannon Estuary at Glin, Co Limerick on route to Enniscrone, Co. Sligo. Recorded by Eamon Doody of Skyview Photography & Kevin Daly Video.


Dublin to be Hotter than Ibiza

Have we heard this correctly? Dublin to be hotter than Ibiza next week? Yes please. Temperatures are about to sore over the weekend but higher into Monday & Tuesday. Course some of us will be able to enjoy it but let’s make the most of that gorge sun. It’s not often we get a bitta sun in Ireland.  Here’s a few of Dublin Soho’s top 5 things to do when the sun comes out.

Top 5: Things To Do When The Sun Shines in Dublin

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Teddy’s: let’s face it a trip to Dun Laoghaire pier for a Teddy’s is totally worth it. The queue might shock you when you arrive but with the sun shining you won’t mind. You can then enjoy a nice walk from the pier up to Sandycove.

fish & chipsHowth: Another pier worth visiting is Howth. You can have a picnic on the grass, visit  the market, walk along the pier. There’s plenty of choice of restaurants to sampling the best Fish & Chips in Dublin “Beshoffs”

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Dublin Zoo: Yes who doesn’t love a trip to the zoo! Whether you’ve kids or not this is a perfect family day out. You can bring along a picnic or chill out in Phoenix Park after too.

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White Rock, Killiney: Killiney is one of four Blue Flag beaches in Dublin (Seapoint, Portrane and Portmarnock). While it may be covered with stones it’s got some stunning views to make your trip worthwhile. Afterwards you can head to Dalkey Village for a spot of grub in the Magpie Inn.

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BBQ: make no mistake when its sunny; the die hard BBQ lovers are already whipping out the BBQ. Perfect get together to eat some yummy food, washed down by a few beers. It’s the perfect day.