David Hockney at The MAC, Belfast

Wednesday, 21st September, The MAC Belfast Yesterday we visited ‘I draw, I do,’ the new David Hockney show in the MAC exhibition space, Belfast. We also did a workshop where we made our own self portraits, come of which you can see above (and we will be displaying these at out exhibition in Cabra in…

Easy Apple Tart Recipe

  Welcome to our easiest apple tart recipe yet!   All you need is:   INGREDIENTS 6 Small Pink Lady Apples 1 Roll of Puff Pastry 2 Tablespoons Icing sugar (for dusting) Juice of One Lemon   METHOD Here is our step by step picture guide to the method…. Step One: Preheat Oven to 210…

Summer Fruit Pots- Food For Life

Here is our healthy alternative to fatty desserts this summer- vitamin packed summer berries in a fruity summer jelly cup. We have also made a custard version for those on a les strict diet!   This recipe is very straight forward. SUMMER FRUIT POTS Serves 6 Recipe You will Need: Ingredients Blueberries (200g) Raspberries (200g)…

Food for Life- Tomato and Bean Soup

Welcome to Goirtin’s new feature- summer food ideas from the Food For Life group. This week we have some lovely healthy summer recipes, including a light Tomato and Bean Soup, tasty Summer Fruit pots and wholesome Tortilla Toasties. We garnished our tomato and bean soup with fresh herbs. Above you can see examples of the…

DIT ‘Uncovered’ Exhibition at Grange Gorman

On Thursday we went to visit ‘Uncovered’ in DIT Grangegorman. This show was a mixture of creative work by the DIT students in Fine Art, Photography, Graphic Design and Visual Merchandising. We met artist John Holmes in his space in the Fine Art Exhibition. John told us about how he made his interesting work using…

DIT Photo Diary

Above are some photographs from our last walk around DIT. Our wonderful featured image of David Molloy beneath the cherry blossom tree was taken by Paul Galvin.

Sackville Street Houses Exhibition

MY TRIP TO BOTANIC GARDENS by Caroline Purcell   We went to the Botanic gardens on our weekly trip. We went to see the 1916 exhibiton. The exhibition was about all civilians who were killed in the 1916 rising in Dublin. The exhibition was made up of houses with the victims name on them.  …

Christchurch Belfry

  Yesterday we visited Christchurch Cathedral and had a very interesting tour. We climbed some spiral steps to the top of Christchurch and were rewarded with this marvelous view from the rooftop. We also got to see the tomb of Strongbow, the seat of teh Church of Ireland archbishop. The Crypt and some costumes used…

Rathfarnham Castle

This week we went on a very interesting tour of Rathfarnham Castle. the Castle has just reopened after a lengthy closure. There is a lot of work going on to restore the ceilings, which have beautiful plaster work and gold leafing. The Castle’s owners were dedicated to interior design and that is reflected by the…