Posts tagged ‘Ireland’

My First (and Possibly Last) Cat Blogging Post of 2007

Our hotel is right next to the Royal Dublin Society, commonly known around these parts as the RDS. The RDS is pretty much like Vancouver’s PNE,…

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Own a Little Chunk of Lansdowne Road

Dublin’s Landsdowne Road is the oldest rugby ground in the world that hosts international matches. They also have international soccer/football matches there–I saw Ireland beat Russia…

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San Francisco to Ban Plastic Bags

This morning I read over on DeSmogBlog (one of our clients), that Shaky Town is banning plastic bags: The city’s Department of the Environment said San…

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Signs Ireland ain’t a Net nation, yet

Ireland is the fantastic convergence of the parochial and the ultra-modern. While a small portion of it citizenry (the ones I know, mostly) are total digerati,…

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I saw the greatest play of the twentieth century last night…

The Gate Theatre in Dublin opened Waiting for Godot on the exact 50th anniversary of the play’s original performance on a tiny stage in Paris. It was a remarkable…

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The Hip, Conversely, Rocked

Last week we saw the Tragically Hip at a 1500 seat venue on the north side. Here are my comments: The Ambassador Theatre is a former cinema. The…

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I Would’ve Rather Seen Bryan

Last night some friends and I saw the up-and-coming singer/songwriter Ryan Adams. I (and several of my friends) am sorry I went. This is what I posted…

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Gemma Hayes

Lately I’ve been listening to Gemma Hayes’s debut album. I saw her a few months back at Whelans, and frankly was kind of underwhelmed. She was…

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