The world superstar guitarist from U2, The Edge, is in the Dublin newspapers these days. The reason is the auction that will take place in Dublin on March 15th. The first guitar of The Edge will be sold to a lucky guy for a minimum price of 1800€.
To give you an idea about the value that the guitar took in these years, 20 years ago the same guitar was sold by the mother of The Edge to a colleague for a tiny amount of 20£; It was in the 70’s, the period when The Edge joined a small band called U2 and began to play with this exact guitar.
Later the lucky woman gets the signature of The Edge on it (he recognized it of course).
It’s not the first time that a guitar from the U2 member has been sold, in fact in 2007, The Edge donated a cream-coloured Gibson Les Paul to a charity auction in the United States, held to raise funds for victims of Hurricane Katrina. The guitar was sold for $240,000.
Between January 28th and February 1st the Temple Bar Trad Fest will take place, five days full of events. Since frontline actions, for which you must book your tickets, to a lot of free events in the 14 pubs of Temple Bar participating in the festival.
In the Temple Bar Trad Fest everything revolves around music. Live Irish music, Irish bands, bagpipes, choirs, children, who may attend workshops such as Clayotic Workshop.
The festival celebrates its tenth anniversary and does so in style. Artists like Mick Flannery, Matt Molloy, John Carty and Arty McGlynn have already hung the sign "sold out".
To view all events you can visit the official website of the festival. Don’t forget that some events require tickets or pre booking. Enjoy the music in Dublin!
During 2014 21.7 passengers have passed through Dublin Airport, up over 8% on the previous year. According to a report released this week, the largest airport in Ireland has seen all major sectors of your business, with further positive growth predicted for 2015.
The transatlantic flights between North America and Dublin were the ones who saw the greatest increase, up 14%, more than 2.1 million people, a record number of passengers to Dublin Airport in this market segment. Moreover, passenger traffic to and from Europe reached 11.1 million, representing an increase of 5% in 2014.
Dublin will increase the routes to North America and also offer new destinations such as Reykjavik or Addis Ababa during next spring.
Have you booked your tickets to Dublin for 2015?
After the Christmas rush billboards come loaded with exceptional premieres to bring some calm to our weekends. Highlights:
The Theory of Everything
Based on the memoir "Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen" by Jane Hawking, the film tells the love story of Stephen Hawking, young physicist whose young lives are shaken by his developing motor neurone disease and his relationship with Jane Hawking.
His remarkable ability to survive this disease and how to become one of the greatest scientific minds of the story is the heart of this remarkable story.
Dumb and Dumber To
The film stars Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels repeated experience with a sequel to the movie Dumb and Dumber 1994. A comedy which 20 years later will make you laugh with their nonsensical ideas.
The Imitation Game
It was released in late November last year and it is still in the hoarding of the main cinemas. Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, it tells the accusation that took place in 1952 against Alan Turing for being homosexual. Turing was one of the greatest minds of the time, able to decipher Nazi Germany's Enigma code and establish the principles of modern computing.You can check all of movie this link.
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It’s the most wonderful time of the year!
Are you traveling through Terminal 2 at Dublin Airport? Good news for all travellers passing through this terminal until late next year, 2015 – you will now be able to enjoy the exhibition Design Island.
The exhibition is a set of 300 pictures taken by the Irish photographer Peter Rowen that capture the work of 24 different artists from around Ireland. The exhibition displays images, the location, materials and tools, as well as a picture of the finished product with a portrait of its designer.
The Director of Operations from Dublin Airport, Vicent Harrison, said: “Irish design and creativity will be showcased to more than 21 million passengers between now and the end of 2015 and I’m sure our customers will enjoy Peter Rowen’s wonderful photographs over the coming months.”
In the coming weeks the exhibition will arrive at the Airport Terminal 1. If you fly home this Christmas, you can enjoy your time waiting immersed in Irish art!
Christmas comes to Dublin
The Lights-Up of Christmas last Thursday was the beginning, and only a preview of the events scheduled for Christmas in Dublin. The famous Christmas Market St. Stephen's Green has already begun and is open to the public until December 22nd every day between 12 pm and 7 pm.
This year one of the most anticipated events is the lighting of the Christmas tree in O'Connell Street, which involved the mayor Christy Burke and aims to overcome the Guinness world record in thousands Pape Noel street. Grab your hat, red suit, white beard and ...be part of this record!
There is also time for music as always in Ireland. On Thursday 4th December at 5:30pm an open air concert will take place in Smithfield Plaza.
Visit Dublin at Christmas webpage as to not miss any of the events, and let yourself be entertained by Christmas!
The Dublin Book Festival is one of the most successful and dynamic events in Ireland since 2005. The ninth edition of the festival comes full of news for book lovers and will take place between the 13th and the 16th November.
To promote the festival, during the 11th and 12th of November a selection of Irish novels were set in some carriages in the Luas to invite users to read as they reached their destination.
The festival is mainly held at the Smock Alley Theatre, Temple Bar, as well as locations throughout the city as The Gutter Bookshop, The Irish Writers Centre and National Library of Ireland. During the four-day festival will feature over 50 readings, interviews, debates, book presentations and workshops for all ages.
You can see the entire schedule of the festival's official website. ¡It's always a good moment to enjoy reading!
The technology company Openet will create 30 new skilled jobs at its headquarters in Dublin. Positions for graduates, senior technicians and engineers are available.
Openet employs over 840 people developing software for more than 600 million mobile users worldwide, such as users of Vodafone and Verizon. About 200 of those jobs are engineers and are in the development lab in Dublin.
Joe Hogan, CTO and founder of Openet said: "We work closely with Irish universities and third level institutions to ensure that graduates are prepared to take highly skilled roles. Software engineers must be able to code to the highest level and this approach should be the focus of academic institutions to ensure that graduates can compete in a global labor market. "
For his part, the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton, said Openet is a great example of innovation in an Irish company as a leader in worldwide sales and creating jobs in Ireland.
Between the 7th and 9th of November comes to Dublin the second edition of The Beatles Festival. The festival which was released last year and intended to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the only group performance in Dublin in 1963, was a great success and the fans demanded a new edition.
In this edition we will enjoy a tribute to the band, table quiz, workshops, film screenings and even an interview with Neil Innes, the English writer and performer of comic songs. The Strawberry Sunday is one of the festival's most popular events, the Scottish band Revolver is the most awaited performance, along with the British band Johnny and the Moondogs.
This is an opportunity for the Beatlemaniacs to enjoy a program full of events in the city center of Dublin. If you want to know all the details of the festival or to purchase tickets for any of the events, please visit the official website of the festival.