Africa Day

The 25th of May is Africa Day in Ireland, and people will be doing their bit to celebrate and welcome African culture on this little island in different cities.  Despite being called Africa Day, events will actually be running all week and into the weekend too. If you want to sample the sounds and flavours of Africa, make your way down to Georges's Dock ...

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The Billion Euro House

A house made entirely from money is on display in Dublin's Smithfield area. The artist, Frank Buckley, has managed to get his hands on 1,000,000,000's worth of decommissioned notes and has fashioned an entire house with them. Ulearn will be taking a trip to see it this Thursday.  Frank is well known to artists and politicians alike and has been a part o ...

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The Calcutta Run

The Irish are thought to be a charitable nation. When other countries are in crisis, we give more than generously, sometimes more than we can afford. Saturday 26th of May hosts the Calcutta Run, a 10km run in aid of the Peter McVerry Trust and GOAL. The money raised will go to homeless people in Ireland and in Calcutta (Kolkata), India. I, Barry will also be burs ...

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Kilmainham Gaol

Ulearn will be taking a trip to Ireland's notorious Kilmainham Gaol this Monday as part of our weekly cultural excursions. This historical prison is usually completely booked out during the summer months, so we are very lucky to get this chance to get a real taste of Irish history. 'Gaol' is the old English spelling for 'Jail'. This jail is famous for holdin ...

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