EILE Magazine Announced as LGBT Media Partner for Dublin Pride

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923175_10151436143282843_881431804_nEILE Magazine is thrilled to announce that we are the official LGBT Media Partner in Ireland for this year’s Dublin Pride festival!

Dublin Pride takes place from the 14th to 29th of June this year, and EILE Magazine will be keeping you up to date with regular news and event listings for the festival, including interviews and competitions. Any updates regarding Dublin Pride will be found here on eile.ie, while our ‘Guide to Pride’ feature will be available in the June digital monthly issue of EILE Magazine.

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The 1875 Liberties Whiskey Fire.

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One of the most destructive fires in the history of the city occurred on 18 June 1875, when a disastrous fire in the Liberties area of the city saw burning whiskey flow through the streets of the area like lava. A malt house and a bonded warehouse went up in flames, leaving the burning liquid to flow down Ardee Street and Mill Street. The fire began just after 8pm, and contemporary news reports give an idea of just how much burning booze was involved, with the Illustrated London News reporting:

The fire was at Reid’s malt-house and Malone’s bonded warehouse, in the Liberties. The former had above £2000 worth of malt in it, and the latter, which immediately adjoins it, had 1800 puncheons of whisky, the property of various distillers, and worth £54,000.

The Illustrated London News reports the blaze. (Image digitised by South Dublin County Libraries, http://source.southdublinlibraries.ie/handle/10599/11048) The Illustrated London News reports the blaze. (Image digitised by South Dublin County Libraries, http://source.southdublinlibraries.ie/handle/10599/11048)

The lava…

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