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Welcome to Issue 2


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    . On Lifestyle, Arts

    & Entertainment

    Issue 2

    April 2016

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    15th March - 31st October 2016

    Limerick Museum, Istabraq Hall, City Hall, Merchants' Quay, Limerick

    It is a bit tricky to find - but it is a very enjoyable exhibit. The Limerick Lace

    exhibition is held in the same room with some beautiful pieces on loan

    including a wedding dress from the Pery Family. Free Entry.




    Thursday 28th - Saturday 30th April @ 8pm

    University Concert Hall, University of Limerick, Castletroy, Limerick



    Lime Tree Theatre, Mary Immaculate College, Courtbrack Avenue,

    Highlights of Riverfest 2016, May Bank Holiday,

    will include the Barringtons Hospital Great

    Limerick Run; Irelands largest barbecue cook-off, the Riverfest BBQ Competition; an

    impressive fireworks display and Riverfest

    Fashion Friday.

    Outdoor Cinema Evenings in the Limerick summer could become a reality.

    The local authority is looking at screening films in the People's Park or the

    Milk Market during the coming months. We will keep you posted.


    Limerick School of Art & Design 19TH ANNUAL EXHIBITION

    Thursday 14th April - Sunday 15th May

    The Hunt Museum, Custom House, Rutland Street, Limerick City


    Grace Galvin

    Loves Musicals

    & Absailing

    Aoife Walshe

    Loves Rugby &


    Mary Kate OConnor

    Loves Travelling

    & Food

    (preferably together)

    Our amazing contributors :

    Clio Hartnett

    Julie Baker

    Mairead Hannon

    Sophie OCallaghan

    Megan Crowley

    Ciara Deegan

    Email :

    Hello Readers.

    Welcome to the April Issue of Rogue Magazine. This

    months edition is full to bursting with articles on Fashion, Food, Culture, Travel, Poetry, Music, Film,

    Sport & Lifestyle.

    When looking at content for Issue 2, we decided to give

    articles a historical flavour but with a contemporary twist. And this, to me, is the legacy of the Centenary looking at Ireland today through the reflections of the


    Proclamation for a New Generation was an action learning project which invited all primary and post-primary schools to write a new proclamation for 2016 to

    reflect the values, hopes and aspirations of the

    generation of 2016. This culminated in Proclamation

    Day on March 15th. St. Patricks Day parades celebrated

    the many communities that are integral to the fabric of

    modern Ireland.

    Grace Galvin



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  • Along with thousands of

    others, we visited the 1916

    commemorations held in

    Dublin last month - and what

    an incredible display of the

    'Best of Ireland'. Modern story

    telling using cutting edge

    technologies and visual

    displays at its finest.

    As with all things, new visions

    in art, writing and theatre

    come about from reflecting on

    the past.

    One such vision was the

    'Uniformity' exhibition in the

    window of Arnotts

    Department Store on Henry

    Street (just around the corner

    from the GPO on O'Connell

    Street). The exhibit, which

    was created by second year

    fashion design students from

    Griffith College in Dublin,

    showcased modern-day

    outfits inspired by 12 brave

    and spirited Cumann na

    mBan volunteers who played

    a part in the 1916 Rising.

    LIFESTYLE FASHION : 1916 to 2016

    Shaped by History

    by Grace Galvin

  • Student Roisin Bowling drew

    the name of Margaret

    Skinnider out of the hat and

    was quickly smitten by the

    Scot drawn into the Glasgow

    division of Cumann na mBan

    by Countess Markievicz.

    Roisin's fitted dress and coat

    trimmed with a brown leather

    belt are striking and convey

    modernity mixed with

    nostalgia. When you look at it

    in the window however, it is

    the hole in the middle that

    attracts your attention.

    Reading the bio by the stand

    the designer explains

    "Margaret Skinnider was shot

    three times in the shoulder on

    April 26 as she was leading an

    arson attack on Harcourt

    Street. I incorporated

    traditional elements of the

    Cumann na mBan uniform and

    coupled it with a strong

    contemporary silhouette.

    Margaret's uniform was cut in

    half to treat her wounds.

    This imagery inspired my

    ideas of separating the uniform

    to display her wound as a

    badge of honour".


    Margaret Skinnider

    28 May 1892 10 Oct 1971 Revolutionary and feminist. Born in Coatbridge, Scotland.


    The second new design vision

    comes, not from war, but from


    Castletownbere woman,

    Caoimhe Keane, took the

    Easter 1916 nostalgia and

    created something new.

    This ivory tulle dress has hand-

    embellished lace and

    embroidery work with a blush

    slip, long sleeves and a puddle

    train. The veil was an important

    accessory of the time - worn like

    a long mantle and held in place

    with a crochet or beadwork


  • It is interesting to compare the modern gown with

    old wedding photographs taken from the 1916 era.

    One such photograph comes from an eminent

    Limerick family, the O'Mara's.

    This 1910 photograph was taken on the wedding of

    their daughter, Nell, to Jim Sullivan. He was 40 and

    she was 28 when they married.

    The family lived in Strand House on North Strand

    (now O'Callaghan Strand) where the Strand Hotel

    now stands.

    The society style of the day can be seen in the

    dresses of Nells sister, Mary (right-side of the door) and sister in law Agnes (to the right of Mary).

    Thankfully the hats never came back into fashion!



    Nell O'Mara's wedding,

    Strand House,


    Nell O'Mara,

    Norrie O'Mara,

    Mother Ellen,

    Mary O'Mara,

    Agnes Cashel.

    At front: Kat O'Mara.

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    CULTURE : Kathleens Story

    by Mairead Hannon


    A biography of an extremely important Limerick woman who went through heart break and sorrow all for the cause of a free country.

    Kathleen Clarke ne Daly was

    born in 1878 in Limerick.

    She married Thomas Clarke and

    subsequently moved to New


    The Clarke family moved back to

    Dublin in November 1907 so that

    Tom could help reinvigorate the

    IRB. The tobacconist shop they

    opened in Dublin became a front

    for IRB activities.

    Kathleen was such an intricate

    part of the planning for the Easter

    Rising in 1916, that the IRB

    entrusted her with rebuilding the

    organisation if the Rising failed.

    After the surrender of the Volunteers on 29 April, Kathleens husband, Thomas, and brother, Edward Daly, were arrested, tried, and sentenced to

    be executed. She visited them at Kilmainham Gaol before their executions.

    The stress and sorrow led to her miscarriage of the child she was carrying a

    few weeks later.

    After the Rising, Kathleen worked with Michael Collins to rebuild the IRB.

    She joined the newly formed Sinn Fin in 1917. She supported anti-treaty

    forces during the subsequent Civil War and, because of these activities,

    was held in Kilmainham Gaol in February 1923.

    After the war she continued her political work, becoming a founding member

    of Fianna Fil in 1926 and Dublins first female Lord Mayor in 1939.

  • LIFESTYLE FASHION : Spring to Summer 16

    by Julie Baker


    Crisp and Fresh Women's spring porcelain shirts were shown off

    by various designers; Zac Posen, Tome, Monse,

    Delpoza and Philip Lim. Each one of these

    designers sporting the classic Oxford style with a

    slight feminine touch. (Using bows and knots)

    Louis Vuitton Armour Louis Vuitton go cyber with a virtual reality

    inspired show using NASA projections and

    Manga inspirations.

    This show took on a slightly different appeal,

    venturing out from their norm. Louis Vuitton used

    the clothing style as a metaphor for armour. They

    demonstrated the edgier style by creating outfits

    which are coded. The look involved leather,

    mesh, metal embroidered skirts etc. Different and


    Spanish Feel Designers such as

    Michael Kors and

    Jonathon Simkhai

    all incorporated

    feels of Spanish

    culture into their

    shows, with bold

    reds and flourishes.

    A white Spanish-like

    cropped off the shoulder

    blouse complimented by

    some dimmed coachella

    pants, set off by a pair of

    wedges can be the

    perfect look for a hotter

    spring day.

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  • LIFESTYLE FOOD : Linnalla Ice Cream

    by Grace Galvin

    In this new section, we showcase a locally produced food product

    pasteurised milk and cream then adding the flavours - and absolutely nothing


    Linnalla ice creams include mellow Honeycomb Crunch, refreshing

    Strawberry Sensation, Superior Vanilla, Intense Chocolate - living up to it's

    name and to die for - fruity Wild Berry and cool Mint Choc Chip - all

    supremely balanced, creamy and delicious. We can vouch for that since

    we've tried them all! Brd makes her own honeycomb, wild berry purees from

    local fruits, and uses as many other local ingredients as possible, such as

    seasonal apples, rhubarb and hazelnuts.

    Bring on the summer !

    Anyone from The Model School in Limerick remember this brand from our

    Guaranteed Irish exhibition?

    The latest to join Good Food Ireland's ranks is Linnalla Ice Cream, a small

    farmhouse based production on the Co. Clare coastline in the Burren.


    Co-Owner, Brd

    Fahey is

    responsible for

    developing recipes

    and all the

    wonderful flavours

    flavours using a

    base of good

    quality rich milk as

    a starting point.

    She makes her ice

    cream in small

    batches, starting

    with the farms

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    LIFESTYLE TRAVEL : Dubai Teens Uncovered by Mary Kate OConnor

    As part of my transition year work experience, I have been in the United Arab

    Emirates for the past 8 weeks.

    During this time, I

    have interacted

    with students from

    all over the world

    and have learned

    a lot about them -

    what they do in

    their spare time,

    how they view us

    at home and what

    their plans for the

    future are. I got the

    pupils I met to fill

    out the following


    about themselves

    and their lives here

    in order to give our

    readers an insight

    into the average

    Middle Eastern

    teen in comparison

    to teenagers in


    I was surprised to find that we are both very alike and yet very different in

    many ways.

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    1. What do you think of Ireland? Over half of girls think Ireland is a beautiful

    and wonderful country. The remaining 25% of girls didnt know anything about

    Ireland! This was an eye opener for me because sometimes we think life begins

    and ends in Ireland.

    2. Would you like to visit Ireland some day? 90% of girls would love to visit


    3. Do you like living in the UAE? A whopping 100% of those surveyed like

    living in the UAE! I was surprised by this overwhelmingly positive response. The

    standard of living is high so it comes as no surprise in one way but I doubted

    whether the response would have been as resounding if I asked a group of Irish


    4. What is your favourite place to go to in the UAE that you would

    recommend to Irish Teens visiting the UAE? The girls surveyed

    recommended Dubai Mall, JBR, Kite Beach, Downtown Dubai, Ferrari World

    and Atlantis Waterpark to Irish teens visiting the UAE.

    5. Have you been to many countries outside of the UAE on holidays? If

    so, what countries have you been to? All the girls surveyed have travelled

    outside of the UAE. The most common destinations were Italy, Lebanon, China,

    Turkey, Egypt, Australia, Switzerland, France, Sweden, Korea, Austria,

    Germany, Thailand, UK, Greece, Canada, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, the Kingdom of

    Saudi Arabia and the USA.

    6. Do you think it's easier being a teenager in the UAE or in Ireland? 75%

    answered UAE. 25% said Ireland because the transportation system is better

    in Ireland. Upon further research I learned that traffic is a major issue here in

    the UAE (during my time here I have experienced this) and the public transport

    system is still in its infancy so the daily commute is rough. For a lot of us at

    home we can walk to school, work etc. but due to the intense heat that is not

    possible here.

    LIFESTYLE TRAVEL : Dubai Teens Uncovered Continued

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  • 7. What after school activities do you take part in? Over 25% surveyed do

    not take part in any after school activites. This was a shocking statistic given

    that there is a huge emphasis on extra curricular activities at home.The

    remaining 75% of pupils take part in basketball, softball, netball, piano, art,

    photography, jogging, tennis, the Student Life Organization and horse back


    8. What do you do for fun outside of school? 50% of the girls surveyed hang

    out with their friends. 15% spend time with their family and 35% participate in

    activities such as skating, going to the movies, horseriding and shopping. Not

    too dissimilar to their Irish counterparts!

    9. If you won 10,000 dirhams (2,500) how would you spend it? 35% of the girls said they would spend the money shopping and another 30% said they

    would donate the money to charity (far more altruistic than the average Irish

    teen I reckon!). The other girls said they would 1) invest the money, 2) spend it

    on their family and 3) save it for college

    10. What musicians and TV series are you interested in? The majority of

    girls over here are interested in the same music and TV series as us in Ireland

    and the UK. Music such as English Pop as well as TV shows like Pretty Little

    Liars and The Vampire Diaries were mentioned. The remaining girls like Arabic

    music and 25% of those surveyed like Turkish TV series, the girls have even

    taught themselves to understand Turkish in order to enjoy the soaps!

    11. What clothing trends are in fashion for girls your age in the UAE

    currently? The clothing trends are similar to Ireland and the UK. The girls wear

    croptops, high waisted jeans and ripped jeans. They also have trends in the

    traditional Arab dress known as the abaya. They mentioned that various

    coloured abayas and abayas with a slit on the side are in vogue at the moment.

    LIFESTYLE TRAVEL : Dubai Teens Uncovered Continued

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    12. Do you use your phone frequently? If so, how many times a day? 100%

    of students said they use their phone frequently with 75% saying they use it as

    much as possible and 25% saying the use it only when they receive notifications.

    I would guesstimate that findings would be similar in Ireland.

    13. What social media apps do you use the most and why? The surveyed

    girls said they love Snapchat because they enjoying watching snaps of people. A

    few also liked Instagram because it is interesting but none of they girls surveyed

    like Facebook because it is boring.

    14. What would you like to study in University? 95% know what they want to

    study after school and all of them mentioned a wide variety of professions such

    as Psychology, Journalism, Law, Graphic Design, Fashion , Criminology,

    TRAVEL : Dubai Teens Uncovered Continued

    A big thanks to all the girls who helped with the

    above findings. I had a fantastic time shadowing...