Saturday, 10 November 2012

About the Initiative

In Rathmines is an initiative established by a group of us Higher National Diploma in Journalism students at Rathmines College. We are in the process of designing a new, hyperlocal website for the Rathmines community which will launch in January 2013. 

The website is a new way of connecting the businesses of Rathmines with the local residents, students, and visitors. In this day and age, we feel it important for local communities to support each other, and therefore the service we provide will be free and easy to access on all platforms. We have already set up on Facebook at, and Twitter at Our social media services, along with this blog, and eventually our website, we will provide people with the information they need to make the most of their experience in Rathmines. 

We will update all forums regularly with information on upcoming events in the area, promoting the activities taking place in Rathmines. As well as this, we will be writing an in depth history of the area, from the buildings, to the people who have passed through the famous streets. We will be reviewing cafes, bars, and restaurants, along with other local facilities in the area. On top of all this, we will be providing local businesses, charities, groups, and organisations with listings, providing them with free promotion and exposure for a three month period after our launch. 

We are working on a voluntary basis with the sole purpose of providing Rathmines with a new online community, engaging the people of the area, and galvinising a mentality for local interaction. We hope our initiative will boost local business, but also ensure our users get value for money, and above all, enjoy their experience in Rathmines. will launch in January 2013. 

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