It’s been another busy month at your favourite Dublin PR Agency. #TeamAlice welcomed two new faces to the office in Dublin and a new office for our familiar faces in Belfast!
Our new Account Manager Ciarán Garrett joins us from the political sphere where he served as Press Officer of the Irish Labour Party. We’re also welcoming Account Executive Emma Walsh, recently arrived back in Dublin. She said a fond farewell to Liverpool 12 years studying and working in communications and public relations across the tourism, hospitality and non-profit sectors.
Up North, our Belfast-based colleagues are settling into a snazzy new home in the LoftSpace co-working space. We expect an invite to the housewarming any day now, but for now, here’s #WhatTickledAlice this month:
Out and About
Emily headed to the Vico Baths in Dalkey for the first time to celebrate her friend’s 30th. It’s a STUNNING spot, and she highly recommends it if you want a dip and can brave the cold. She also attended both the Camogie All-Ireland and Ladies Football All-Ireland – brilliant to see record-breaking attendances at both. This is no doubt due to the brilliant 20×20 #CantSeeCantBe campaign which is doing great work to shift the perception of women’s sport in Ireland.
September seems to have been designated culture month, and Emily made good use of all the exciting events going on around the city. Her highlights include ‘Mother of God’ by Alison Spittle and ‘GAA MAAD‘, both part of the Dublin Fringe line-up. She also went to see a live performance of Fleabag in the Lighthouse Cinema. Just when she thought she couldn’t love Phoebe Waller-Bridge more…
Katie’s September went off with a bang as she travelled to (not so sunny) Croatia for the last ever Outlook Festival at Fort Punto Christo. She spent four days in her element at the front of the stage (to the left) to see many of her favourite artists.
Martina kicked off the month with a visit to Circus Extreme in the grounds of the Royal Hospital Kilmainham – and loved it.
Emma’s September was mostly bubble wrap and packing boxes as she prepared for the big move back to Ireland. Now that she (and 30 odd boxes of books) are safely unpacked on this side of the Irish Sea, she’s looking forward to exploring everything Dublin has to offer. First up was the new Museum of Literature Ireland on St Stephen’s Green. She tells us it’s a beautiful building and must-visit for literature-lovers or otherwise!
We’ll be throwing plenty of recommendations in Emma’s direction to help her rediscover the city in October.
She’ll also be squeezing in a flying visit back to Merseyside to fulfill her duties as a trustee of the Liverpool Irish Festival.
One the Screen
Like Emily, Martina headed along to see Fleabag Live & loved it. She’s also been watching ‘Unbelievable’ on Netflix which is focused on the hunt for a serial rapist. It follows the true story of a victim whose experience is dismissed by the police and those around her. It’s a grim but gripping watch.
Katie recently watched as comedian Melissa McCarthy transformed into an Irish mob boss before her very eyes in ‘The Kitchen’. Set in 1970’s New York, three women take charge of the Irish mob after their husbands are sent to prison. Katie says it’s not to be missed.
On the Plate
Katie visited Boco earlier this month and has not stopped raving about the delicious pizzas ever since. Located on Bolton Street on Dublin’s Northside the gastropub boasts an impressive range of pizzas, salads, and even stocks Cards Against Humanity if you ask at the bar.
Emma’s first taste of the city came with the much-lauded brunch menu at San Lorenzo’s which did not disappoint. She highly recommends the Brunch Tacos and Panna Cotta – yum!
On the Page
Martina read Rosita Boland’s fantastic travel memoir, ‘Elsewhere’, over the past month & highly recommends it. Her only criticism she is that its given her a serious urge to head off on an adventure faraway! This review from The Irish Times sums it up nicely.
More recommended reads, binge-watching and days out from us next month.