It’s been 19 years since Homelands Ireland 1999 – here are some of the best DJ sets from that historic day…

Today, 25 September, marks 19 years since a festival that marked a turning point in dance music in Ireland… Homelands Ireland 1999. Taking place at Mosney Holiday Centre, Co. Meath,

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The Ormond… 21 years gone, but not forgotten

One of Dublin’s most iconic clubbing venues, The Ormond Multimedia Centre, shut its doors for the last time 21 years ago today, 14 June 1997. Over four years, the venue

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Check out this video of Dublin’s ‘hottest dance club’, Sides DC, back in 1987…

Sides nightclub, or Sides DC to give it its official title (the DC standing for ‘Dance Club’), was a historic venue in the history of Dublin clubbing, from its early

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The Kitchen Nightclub closed 16 years ago today…

Arguably the finest purpose-built club venue this country has ever seen, the U2-owned The Kitchen Nightclub closed its doors on May 4th, 2002. With Podje and Dave McDonnell on the

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So we FINALLY now know what is going to become of the old Pod/Redbox complex in Dublin…

For a generation of clubbers, the Pod/Redbox/Chocolate Bar complex on Harcourt Street in Dublin brings back fond memories. And though the venue never quite recaptured its magic (in this journalist’s

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Are we still having a debate about free water in nightclubs? Really?

At the start of the month, Mixmag posted an April Fools Day ’exclusive’ claiming that Ibiza clubs are set to offer free water this summer, meaning you can now ‘get

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Hector and Cian go large… Ibiza 2001, Irish style [September 2001]

Fair play to Galway-based DJ Cian Ó Cíobháin for digging this one out and posting it on Facebook the other night… Back in September 2001, Clubbing.com magazine sent more than

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Check out Sasha rocking a castle party in County Louth back in 1993… [May 1993]

Bellingham Castle, in County Louth, Ireland, is, according to the official website, ‘an elegant and spacious 17th Century Irish castle bursting with rich history, splendour and old-world luxury’. For a

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Check out this video from the opening party of The Kitchen nightclub in Dublin… [February 1994]

Despite operating for just over eight years (I had the pleasure of working there for three of them), The Kitchen Nightclub was arguably the best purpose-built venue in Dublin’s clubbing

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Give Us The Night – Isn’t it time we got some clarity on the future of Irish clubland..?

With Dublin venues District 8 and Hangar now earmarked for closure in the coming months, and smaller venues struggling to make ends meet, clubbing in the Irish capital is at

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