The grounds of one of Ireland’s most spectacular and historic heritage sites in the heart of Dublin will feature Tent Mór and Tent Beag, an outdoor Main Stage, performance spaces, relaxation areas, a mini-funfair and the Irish Food and Craft Village.
All daytime events will be free of charge, along with the full day and night programme on St. Patrick’s Day, supported by Dublin Airport. Night time events on the 16th and 18th of March will require a pre-purchased ticket that will be valid for the full evening’s programme.
Festival Quarter will be open to all ages throughout the day, and will be reserved for adults only from 6pm to 10:30pm. Just a short walk from the city centre, easily accessible by Luas and bus, and adjacent to Heuston Station, Festival Quarter will be a bustling hub for locals and visitors alike, from March 16th to 18th.
When Guinness is poured, the gas bubbles appear to travel downwards in the glass. The effect is attributed to drag; bubbles that touch the walls of a glass are slowed in their travel upwards. Bubbles in the centre of the glass are, however, free to rise to the surface, and thus form a rising column of bubbles. The rising bubbles create a current by the entrainment of the surrounding fluid. As beer rises in the centre, the beer near the outside of the glass falls. This downward flow pushes the bubbles near the glass towards the bottom. Although the effect occurs in any liquid, it is particularly noticeable in any dark nitrogen stout, as the drink combines dark-coloured liquid and light-coloured bubbles.
A study published in 2012 revealed that the effect is due to the particular shape of the glass coupled with the small bubble size found in stout beers. If the vessel widens with height, then bubbles will sink along the walls – this is the case for the standard pint glass. Conversely, in an anti-pint (i.e. if the vessel narrows with height) bubbles will rise along the walls.
At the moment Sculpture In Context 2022 is ongoing at the Botanic Gardens but there is another event that I plan to photograph and it is described below:
For the nature lovers and night owls, Dublin Fringe Festival teams up with the National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin and axis: Ballymun for the opening up of Ireland’s premier city garden at night, for the first time, in the spectacular Remnant Ecologies by Jony Easterby.
A large-scale outdoor light and sound installation across a 1.3km route that will give thousands of visitors exclusive access to the Botanic Gardens after dark. In this rare feast for the senses, the artist tries to make sense of a world, in which a passion for nature is mixed with the anxiety for its future. Expect empty birdcages, playful songs, the insides of cuckoo clocks and fragments from botanical dictionaries and illustrations are all intertwined through a series of works, their story winding through the sublime location.
Performances 21 – 25 September, 20:00 – 22:30, various times, €12 Venue National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin
Because of a very heavy rain storm the lighting was unusual and the sky was really dark.
If you ask a Dubliner to name the areas of the city that begin with the letter P very few, if any, will suggest Pimlico.
Ardee Street was a centre of the brewing industry in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and in 1835 No. 4 Ardee Street was occupied by James Haigh, described as ‘engineer, millwright, foundry brass and iron works’.
Pete St John’s popular song Dublin in the Rare Old Times, recorded by many artists including Dublin City Ramblers, The Dubliners, and Flogging Molly, is in the voice of one Sean Dempsey, “born hard and late in Pimlico, in a house that ceased to be”.
Watkin’s brewery dates from the early 18th century, and was producing beer long before Guinness their near neighbour in the same trade at St. James’s Gate. There has been a brewery on the site since the time of the Abbey of St. Thomas the Martyr in nearby Thomas Court. Subsequently the site came into the possession of the Earl of Meath’s, from whom Meath Street, Earl Street and even Brabazon Street (Brabazon is their surname) all take their name. The Earls of Meath also held the title Baron Ardee, hence the name of the street.
Pimlico is an inner city area of Dublin, Ireland on the Southside in Dublin 8. It lies between Thomas Court and Ardee Street. At the Thomas Court end of Pimlico is Pimlico Cottage. It is close to the St. James’s Gate Guinness Brewery and the smell of the hops once dominated the area.
LUAS TRAM STOP AT BROADSTONE TESTING iOS 16 IN JUNE 2022
The Luas Green Line, serves the DIT Campus in Grangegorman with two Luas stops called Broadstone – DIT and Grangegorman. This connects Broadstone Plaza from Constitution Hill to Grangegorman. The Luas continues northwards to Broombridge railway station along the old Broadstone Railway line and southbound to Phibsboro and Dublin City Centre.
On thing that I have considered is switching from mirrorless cameras to iPhones or other smartphones. I have today, 7 June 2022, installed iOS 16 on my iPhone 12 Pro Max and took the opportunity to capture some images locally. In many ways I am very impressed by the iPhone as a camera but I don’t really enjoy using it as much as using a normal camera with a viewfinder. I should mention that I used the Apple camera app and Halide Mark II.
iOS 16 is the 16th and upcoming major release of the iOS mobile operating system developed by Apple for its iPhone line of products. It was announced at the company’s Worldwide Developers Conference on June 6, 2022, as the successor to iOS 15.
The public version of iOS 16 is expected to be released in late 2022, while the public beta is expected to become available in July 2022.
Halide couples the power of a DSLR camera with a clutter-free interface you can control with one thumb. Intuitive gestures, modelled after the focus and exposure dials on an old-school camera, make pros feel at home while capturing gorgeous ML-enhanced RAW images. And with Halide II’s support for Siri Shortcuts and a dedicated Apple Watch app, snapping the shutter from afar is a breeze.