Art

The Museum's Chimpanzee specimen
The Curator of an Incredible Dublin Hidden Gem

The Trinity College Zoological Museum is tucked away towards the back of the Trinity College campus. Housed within the busy Zoology Department, the museum is enthusiastically staffed by the students themselves. Curator Dr Martyn Linnie discusses his vision for the future of one of the city’s most unusual attractions, and shares some of the fascinating tales behind the specimens themselves.

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A Former Punk Musician Turned Irish Pop Culture Archivist

A death in the family prompted Brian McMahon to digitise his prized collection of old Irish adverts and pop culture keepsakes. What began as a hobby evolved into a blog, and from that grew the award-winning Brandnewretro.ie, a digital time-capsule preserving over 3,000 of them, all scanned and uploaded by Brian himself.

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A Dublin choir made up of people affected by homelessness

The Dublin branch of the High Hopes Community Choir explored the concept of home as part of This is Pop Baby’s ‘Where We Live’ performance series at the St Patrick’s Festival. High Hopes have a particularly special insight into the word as they are no ordinary choir, being entirely made up by individuals who have experienced the hardship of having nowhere at all to call home. In this interview we chat with what the choir means to its members.

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A Forgotten Irish International Soccer Team

Violet Connaughton talks about her time playing soccer for Ireland in the 1970’s. She recounts the camaraderie of the women and how a funeral reunited them once more. It was a period of Irish sporting history that the Football Association of Ireland still has not recognised.

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