The Irish Woman Reviving Dublin's Late Night Soul

For those who have been heartbroken by Dublin's recent demolishing of venues by way of hotel blueprints, respite is coming.

It's seemed for a long time now that Dubliners have been playing a lose-lose game in terms of late night venues. 

Just as you fall for one, plans are made to have it demolished by way of a mega-hotel – further exacerbating the growing homelessness crisis, all the while ravaging the city of its idiosyncrasies. 

Combatting this is Dublin-based activist, podcaster and Tropical Popical owner Andrea Horan.

Fervent throughout both the Marriage and Eighth Amendment referendums, Horan voices her opinion on topical issues that matter, including that of the growing destruction of Dublin's cultural hubs. 

She took to Instagram to share news of a new type of event aimed at revitalising the dwindling club scene, entitled No More Hotels. 

"Too many cultural hubs in Dublin have been bulldozed to make way for just-for-profit hotels. When it comes to planning and legislation, clubbing isn’t considered culture," she wrote. 

"The city is losing her late-night soul. With No More Hotels we want to get people into clubs early. We want to re-live the glory days when you were fizzin’ to get your glam on and dance into the night. We want to emphasise that clubbing is culture. We want to do all this… on the sesh."

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Too many cultural hubs in Dublin have been bulldozed to make way for just-for-profit hotels. We say @nomorehotels. When it comes to planning and legislation, clubbing isn’t considered culture. Or commercially viable. The city is losing her late night soul. Prinks are taking people out of the city and we’re losing the ‘getting-ready-for-a-big-Saturday-night-out’ vibe in town. With No More Hotels we want to get people into clubs early. We want to re-live the glory days when you were fizzin’ to get your glam on and dance into the night. We want to emphasise that clubbing is culture. We want to celebrate our city. We want there to be something to do for the people visiting all these hotels, and for the people who live in Dublin. We want to do all this… on the sesh. On Saturday August 10th, No More Hotels takes over Wigwam on Middle Abbey Street for our very first party. Spread over two floors, the night will be a love affair with some of Dublin’s best foodies, DJs and entertainers. Inspired by the dinner, drinks and a show set up of Lio in Ibiza, we’re having a cabaret from 8pm with dinner and a complimentary drink on arrival. Then we’ll be spinning the disco balls and getting sweaty with some throbbing discoteca. 8.00PM: The Cabaret (dinner and a show) 30e tickets *limit to 40 people 10.00PM: The Prinks FREE 11.00PM: The Warm Up 12:30 AM: LASH HER OUT (Throbbin’ Discoteca) LINEUP Full line-up and dinner menu to be released but if you don’t care about names and just wanna dance, early bird tickets are on sale now for just 5e (link in bio) Tickets on the night €10 See you under the lights, No More Hotels xxx

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Set to go ahead on Saturday, August 10 in Wigwam on Middle Abbey Street, No More Hotels will take over two floors for "a love affair with some of Dublin’s best foodies, DJs and entertainers."

Inspired by the dinner, drinks and a show set up of Lio in Ibiza, No More Hotels will host a cabaret show from 8pm with dinner and a complimentary drink on arrival. From then, DJs and disco balls will take over. 

"Full line-up and dinner menu to be released but if you don’t care about names and just wanna dance, early bird tickets are on sale now for just €5."

Tickets range in price from €5 – €30, depending on what you're looking for. For more information, check out the event site here

Main image by @andreahoran

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