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From TheJournal.ie 'Sit with a creamy pint and look at the wild mountains': The old-fashioned magic of Osborne's in Carlow Story Of My Pub
From TheJournal.ie 'We draw people into magical scenes': The inside story of Dublin's Christmas windows Window Shopping

'We draw people into magical scenes': The inside story of Dublin's Christmas windows

The window designers behind Dublin’s most famous festive displays share their secrets.

Men, please don't propose to your girlfriend if it involves stealing the limelight from her

‘It’s time we call a halt to this worrying trend of straight men proposing to their girlfriends at inopportune times.’

From TheJournal.ie 'You can have the best craic at the counter': The stories of Ireland's old-school butchers Pleased To Meat You

'You can have the best craic at the counter': The stories of Ireland's old-school butchers

Two of Ireland’s longest standing butchers share their perspective.

From TheJournal.ie 'We use the downtimes to repair': How The Bulman Bar turned an ancient pub into a foodie haunt Story Of My Pub

'We use the downtimes to repair': How The Bulman Bar turned an ancient pub into a foodie haunt

The owners of the Kinsale institution share their story.

Vegans aren't putting in or out on anybody - so how about we stop making tired jokes about them?

“Why is it that the same people who condemn others for being easily offended are triggered by the notion of a Linda McCartney sausage?”

From TheJournal.ie 'It's the best pub I've ever worked in': Why Walsh's in Stoneybatter is loved by staff and locals alike Story Of My Pub

'It's the best pub I've ever worked in': Why Walsh's in Stoneybatter is loved by staff and locals alike

And why wouldn’t they all be smitten, with free cheese on Tuesdays?

From TheJournal.ie 'Musicians were looked down upon around here': How Gus O'Connor's became a legendary trad pub Story Of My Pub

'Musicians were looked down upon around here': How Gus O'Connor's became a legendary trad pub

The Doolin landmark has been hosting sessions for decades. So how did it start?

From TheJournal.ie 'The day it becomes a chore, I'll pack it in': 3 taxi drivers around Ireland on life behind the meter Taxi Please

'The day it becomes a chore, I'll pack it in': 3 taxi drivers around Ireland on life behind the meter

Meet the people who bring you home from your night out.

Here's what happened when I asked every presidential candidate if they had seen A Star is Born

The only issue you need to base your vote on.

From TheJournal.ie 12 of the best brunch destinations around Ireland, according to the chefs who should know Let's Do Brunch

12 of the best brunch destinations around Ireland, according to the chefs who should know

We asked the insiders to pick their top spots for a weekend brunch.

From TheJournal.ie 'We all have itchy feet': Why The Sky And The Ground is an old-style pub that's always changing Sky And The Ground
From TheJournal.ie 'We have 10-15 Ed Sheeran fans a day': O'Connells, the Galway pub that accidentally went global Story Of My Pub
From TheJournal.ie 'When it gets dark, it plays with your mind a little': The stories behind Ireland's spookiest buildings Haunted House

'When it gets dark, it plays with your mind a little': The stories behind Ireland's spookiest buildings

From Loftus Hall to Kinnitty Castle, we talk to the owners of Ireland’s haunted houses.

Why surprise celebrity gossip is the best celebrity gossip

Give me all the secret babies and secret weddings.

From TheJournal.ie The Easter Rising holdout where a Leinster captain pulled pints: The incredible history of the Swan Bar Story Of My Pub

The Easter Rising holdout where a Leinster captain pulled pints: The incredible history of the Swan Bar

“I stuck the rugby jerseys up on the wall, they were all in the hot press.”

From TheJournal.ie 5 of Ireland's most underappreciated shopping centres, according to an architect Gotta Catch A Mall

5 of Ireland's most underappreciated shopping centres, according to an architect

We spend a lot of time in shopping centres. But how often do we consider their design? We asked an architect for some highlights.

Prime Time was wrong to ask if #MeToo has gone too far - it hasn't gone far enough

‘We have to keep talking about sexual violence and recognise it doesn’t always happen in a darkened alley but that often it happens in bedrooms’.

From TheJournal.ie 'It has the best view of any pub in Ireland': The secret behind the great pints at JJ Bowles Story Of My Pub

'It has the best view of any pub in Ireland': The secret behind the great pints at JJ Bowles

There’s more to it than just Limerick’s oldest pub.

From TheJournal.ie An insider guide to the most delicious vegan food in Dublin - from burgers to buddha bowls Vegan Eats

An insider guide to the most delicious vegan food in Dublin - from burgers to buddha bowls

We asked the experts how for their recommendations: from burgers to buddha bowls and beyond.

From TheJournal.ie 'It’s not uncommon to see three generations sitting at a table': The magic of Geoff's in Waterford Story Of My Pub
From TheJournal.ie The 9 secrets of being a great bartender, according to veteran Irish bar staff Have Ye No Homes

'It's time we let Serena Williams just be Serena Williams, imperfect and complex as she may be'

Why are we so quick to vilify certain athletes over others?

From TheJournal.ie 'It put another string to my bow': How one of Ireland's best-known trad musicians came to own a pub in Westport Story Of My Pub

'It put another string to my bow': How one of Ireland's best-known trad musicians came to own a pub in Westport

Matt Molloy’s name is synonymous with The Chieftains, Planxty, and a beloved Mayo bar.

From TheJournal.ie 'Calling it a sardine can is generous': 3 tiny Irish restaurants serving up big, big flavours Tight Squeeze

'Calling it a sardine can is generous': 3 tiny Irish restaurants serving up big, big flavours

You’ll need a reservation – or a whole lot of luck.

From TheJournal.ie 'Singing along without inhibitions': How pop-up choirs became cool (by making people happy) Choir Blimey
From TheJournal.ie 'It's kept the street alive in tough times': How Tom Barry's became a local institution in Cork Story Of My Pub

'It's kept the street alive in tough times': How Tom Barry's became a local institution in Cork

From a tiny two-room pub to an icon of Cork nightlife.

From TheJournal.ie Jesuit schools, bookshops and even a rubbish dump: 4 Dublin theatres in unlikely locations Break A Leg

Jesuit schools, bookshops and even a rubbish dump: 4 Dublin theatres in unlikely locations

‘When we dug the place up we found oyster shells and Norman crockery.’

From TheJournal.ie 'We never knew it'd be such a big deal': How O'Connell's in Meath ended up in an iconic Christmas ad Story Of My Pub

A comprehensive look back at Crystal Swing and what they've been up to for the last eight years

Ahead of Derek’s papal blessing this weekend.

From TheJournal.ie 'We have the old bits and pieces exactly as they were': Bringing a 107-year-old Cavan pub back to life Story Of My Pub

'We have the old bits and pieces exactly as they were': Bringing a 107-year-old Cavan pub back to life

The restoration of Gartlan’s was painstaking work for Sheila and Padraic Smith, but it was worth every minute.

From TheJournal.ie 'People realise what it should taste like': How bread's bad rep is fading - and the Irish bakeries leading the way BREAKING BREAD
From TheJournal.ie Snug life: How Ireland fell in love with the pub snug (and 5 of the experts' favourites) Snug Life Chose Me

Snug life: How Ireland fell in love with the pub snug (and 5 of the experts' favourites)

What is it about snugs that captures our imagination? We talked to the people who really know.

From TheJournal.ie 'There's no sign above the door that says pub': The legendary Tipp house that hosts a once-a-week session Story Of My Pub

'There's no sign above the door that says pub': The legendary Tipp house that hosts a once-a-week session

Jim of the Mills opens every Thursday, for a session that has become famous.

How Serena Williams is helping end the absolute scam that is women's razors

“The shaving industry is dominated by male brands which have traditionally overcharged and underserved women.”

From TheJournal.ie 'You could be sitting beside a biker or a priest': How the Spirit Store makes for a special brew Story Of My Pub

'You could be sitting beside a biker or a priest': How the Spirit Store makes for a special brew

The Dundalk institution, still going strong after two decades.

From TheJournal.ie Unsung Galway: A guide to the city in 7 underappreciated buildings City Of Tribes

Unsung Galway: A guide to the city in 7 underappreciated buildings

From towers to gargoyles.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's a proper Dublin institution': How Fallon's in Dublin 8 has survived for 400 years Story Of My Pub

'It's a proper Dublin institution': How Fallon's in Dublin 8 has survived for 400 years

The magic of the place that absolutely nobody calls ‘The Capstan Bar’.

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