Appetite For Distraction

It’s easy to find yourself financially elbowed out of living in a place like Stoneybatter. But an upcoming event proves that the area itself has lost none of its singular charm

17th June, 2018
The second annual Stoneybatter Festival starts on Friday and continues until Sunday

Stoneybatter’s a great place to live. I lived there for more than a decade, so I can say this with some authority. I co-wrote a book there, grieved a parent there, battled the type of rat problem that comes with the territory when you live in a small terraced house over 100 years old there. Incidentally, my neighbour in the war on rodents was Bob Geldof’s sister, and my self-control in managing never to make...

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