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Titanic in Song – National Concert Hall, 4th May

John Field Room, National Concert Hall, Dublin 2
Friday 4th May 2012 at 13:05
A unique look at the music played on the Titanic’s fateful journey

Popular singing duo Dara MacMahon and Gerry Noonan return to the John Field Room at lunchtime on Friday 4th May, with their new show, Titanic in Song.
In its centenary year, the artists invite you to explore the story of the Titanic in song. Hear the songs played on the ship, from first and second class to steerage. Extracted from the White Star Line Song Book, the concert will present a selection of light classical, operetta, musical comedy, music hall, vaudeville and Irish songs. A unique look at the Titanic story using the wonderful songs popular at this time. Singers Dara McMahon and Gerry Noonan will take you on this unique musical journey, accompanied by Pauline Cooper. A perfect step back-in-time at lunchtime!

Tickets are €15 (concession €12) and available from or via 01 417 000.

Summer Row Community Garden

Would you like to grow your own vegetables in the city?

The Summer Row Community Garden is actively seeking new urban gardeners to join their group. Their garden is located in Dublin’s North inner-city, only 15 minutes from O’Connell St. Membership is free and sowing, planting and harvesting is carried out communally so no experience is necessary. We grow a huge selection of fruit and vegetables, including peppers, gooseberries, pears, tomatoes and much more.

The garden is open for general visitors from 14:00 – 17:00 on Saturdays, so if you are interested just drop in. For other times or more information please inquire by email –

More details are available on their website –

Planned ACA Designation of Mountjoy Square

Thursday, 15th March, 2012 from 4:30 PM

We have received notice of Dublin City Counci's plans to designate Mountjoy Square as an Architectural Conservation Area – something that the society has been seeking for a numbe of years. On this Thursday (15th March) at 4:30pm, planners from Dublin City Council will outline the planned ACA designation at an information meeting in 25 Mountjoy Square – if you would like to know more about the ACA, please do come along. This is an important meeting as it will be an opportunity for the Council to set out its plans for the ACA and for the community and heritage groups to contribute our views.

The draft ACA documents are available on the DCC website as well as below on this page and all submissions and observations on the ACA are invited by 21st March 2012. If you are interested in the future of Mountjoy Square we would encourage you to read the DCC proposal for the ACA and make a submission to the Council. In particular it is important that the Council should up its game in the public areas over which it has control – most notably the Mountjoy Square Park, which urgently needs a proper conservation and management plan if the area is to be lifted.