Michael Flatley is an American dancer, choreographer, and musician. He became internationally known for Irish dance shows Riverdance, Lord of the Dance, Feet of Flames, and Celtic Tiger. Flately, alongside Jean Butler and Anúna, changed the world of Irish dancing with Riverdance in 1994. Riverdance was originally created to be a 7 minute ‘interval act’ […]
The first “Telefon” box was installed as far back as 1925. To this day you can find this box on Dawson Street, Dublin. In 1932 the boxes were fitted throughout Dublin in response to the Catholic Eucharistic Congress. The increased popularity from this event led to their installation throughout the island. In recent […]
Katie Taylor is Ireland’s leading female boxer. Taylor is credited with raising the profile of women’s boxing in Ireland, and abroad. She is regarded as the outstanding Irish athlete of her generation. Taylor qualified for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, the first year women’s boxing was included. Huge crowds of spectators gathered in […]
Michelle Smith is a retired Irish swimmer who achieved notable success in the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta. Smith first appeared on the world scene as an 18-year-old at the Seoul Olympics, narrowly missing out on the semi-finals. Smith’s second major championship was at the 1991 World Championships in Perth, Australia, where she finished 13th in […]
The GAA (Gaelic Athletic Association) formed in 1884. In the first 3 years of the association the clubs only played friendly matches. In 1887, the existing country boards decided to organise a knock-out championships for the club teams within their own county. This championship was then extended to a national series of games, beginning […]
On the morning of 21st November 1920, the IRA carried out attacks in an attempt to destroy British intelligence services in Ireland. 3 separate attacks occurred killing 30 people within 15 hours. These attacks are known as Bloody Sunday. The first attack, organised by Michael Collins, aimed at assassinating the Cairo Gang – a […]
The Titanic is the most famous oceanliner in history. RMS Titanic was the largest ship afloat at the time it entered service, it was 882 feet 9 inches long with a maximum breadth of 92 feet 6 inches. It’s total height was 104 feet. The Titanic voyage was much anticipated at the time with 1,317 […]
Louis Fitzgerald loves collecting things – many of the pubs and hotels in the group feature some amazing curios and memorabilia. An Poitin Stil is fortunate to have many of the finest pieces here in the establishment, almost to the point that the pub is a “living museum”. If you see Lious there, ask him for a […]
Fantastic Had my daughters birthday party here. It was just a small gathering but that didn't matter. We were treated so well and nothing was a problem to ask for. I especially would like to thank Barry for looking after us so well. We had a lovely night. Food was fantastic, music was great and atmosphere was brilliant. All the staff were so helpful and friendly. Thoroughly recommend either having a meal or spending your evening there. You most definitely will not be disappointed.
Rathcoole Communion Day we were invited to be a guest at a late lunch with family and friends.very busy place, not sure how many meals a day the serve? possible 600 hundred.a well organised gastro pub, serving area, separate dining areas, reasonable price €13/€16 fr main courses. food was very pleasant, nice friendly service, great location, with plenty of free parking. there was a sectioned dining area reserved for us, of 20 adults, 10 children. Managers on hand to ensure everything is up and beyond standard.
Really nice We stop here every time we're on our way back from Dublin and the food is delicious, the staff are very friendly I'd highly recommend eating here