Haiti Fundraiser in Dublin Feb 4

February 3rd, 2010 Posted in Ireland | No Comments »

The charming 2XM DJ Aoife Barry has organised a fundraising night for tomorrow night in The Twisted Pepper in Dublin.  It looks like it’s going to be a great night so get there early as it’s an early gig.  Check out their Facebook page for more details but the highlights are BATS, Hunter-Gatherer & Groom providing the live entertainment with DJ sets from Nialler9, Popical Island Djs & The Mary Jane Girls.  Oh, and it’s really a night to sample the baking delights including vegan and gluten-free options with all money going to GOAL.

Tickets are only €10 but like I said get there early as the bands are on stage from 8pm.

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Adding Eircom.net mail to iPhone

December 29th, 2009 Posted in Ireland, Technology | 38 Comments »

Eircom.net mail seems to have improved in recent times with increased storage of 1GB.  I’ve never had an account but always marvelled at the horrible interface although this has improved and is more like Yahoo without the needless Yahoo home page.  I was trying to figure out how to add an Eircom mail account to the iPhone for a friend and after a bit of googling and help from Twitter-folk this is my take on it.

If you have no mail account set up you can just touch the Mail app and the screen below will appear.  If you have previous mail addresses, you need to go through Settings -> Mail, Contacts, Calendars -> Add account

Choose ‘Other’.

Choose ‘Add Mail Account’ if options exist.  Put in details for name, address and password.  Choose Save.

On the next screen on the IMAP tab (chosen by default) Incoming Mail Server, enter webmail.eircom.net as the ‘Host Name’.  ‘User Name’ and ‘Password’ are your mail account details.

On the Outgoing Mail Server enter smtp.o2.ie as the Host Name

‘Verifying IMAP account information’ will appear on the screen and may take a few minutes before telling you that it can’t connect using SSL.  Choose Yes to try without SSL.

At this stage you should be able to receive mail whether on wifi or 3G/Edge.  However you will only be able to send mail using the 3G/Edge connection.  If you’re on wifi, you will need to add and turn on other SMTP servers.  Go the Settings -> Mail, Contacts, Calendars -> Your Email Address -> Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP) -> Add Server.

I’m on BT so I added mail.iol.ie.  If you are on Eircom broadband, I think it’s smtp.eircom.net but I haven’t confirmed this.  I think you leave each of the SMTP servers on so that sending mail will work depending on what connection you are on.

If you have done all that, why not use Boxcar to set up push notifications for your mail?  Works a treat and it’s free.  I have added in a Twitter account for under €1 so I’m notified of anytime I have a reply or direct message also. I’m @Donal on Twitter if you want to chat there.

As is evident above, I’ve just tried things to make Eircom mail work on the iPhone.  If you see any obvious flaws please leave a comment below.

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Fred at Cork Opera House

December 28th, 2009 Posted in corkgigs, Ireland, Live Music, Music, Photography | 2 Comments »

One of Cork’s finest Fred played a packed show in the Opera House in Cork at the end of November.  I’ve seen them quite a few times over the years, most recently at the Indiependence festival but you can never tire of their live performances.  Fred are making a return to the stage over the coming weeks so check them out.

Tue 29th Dec 2009
Jolly Roger Marquee
Sherkin Island

Wed 30th Dec 2009
INEC Acoustic Club
Killarney

Sat 2nd Jan 2010
The Lodge
Mallow

Lots of more photos below.

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The Magic Numbers at Band on the Wall

December 5th, 2009 Posted in International, Live Music, Music, Photography, Travel, UK | No Comments »

A few weeks ago I headed over to Manchester for a spot of footie and looked up gig listings for the weekend.  I spotted that The Magic Numbers were playing on the Sunday night so I thought why not?  I didn’t really know much of their stuff but I had heard some songs.  It’s always great to go to a gig with little expectation and be subsequently blown away by the buzz and atmosphere that they generate.  It was a thoroughly enjoyable gig and for those of you luck enough to get a ticket to see them tonight in The Opera House here in Cork as part of the Murphy’s Little Big Nights Out campaign, enjoy!  I, along with 7000 others apparently, unfortunately got a lovely rejection email from Murphy’s.  It felt like a PFO for a job application!

Just a short note on the venue, Band on the Wall, it looks like it has a great line-up with different types of music going on there all the time.  Well worth checking out if you’re in Manchester.

Lots more photos in the full set on Flickr.

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Julie Feeney at The Pavilion

November 11th, 2009 Posted in corkgigs, Ireland, Live Music, Music, Pavilion, Photography | No Comments »

Julie Feeney at The Pavilion

The delectable Julie Feeney played in the Pavilion in Cork a couple of weeks ago.  Having heard her song Impossibly Beautiful a few times including on the Late Late Show the week before where Julie sported a house on her head!  The night was a mixture of the surreal and delightful intertwined with a horrible feeling that Julie’s massive heels would have her tumbling from the stage as she climbed over the barriers.  For one of the more memorable songs called Myth Julie went amongst the audience whispering into peoples’ ears which made for a dramatic effect as she wandered from person to person.  Throughout, the band members played a selection of instruments and were all highly-talented making the night all the more enjoyable.  If you get a chance to see her play live, do it!

Julie Feeney at The Pavilion

Julie Feeney (Band) at The Pavilion

Julie Feeney at The Pavilion

Julie Feeney at The Pavilion

See a few more photos in the full set on Flickr.

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