VIDEO: Club Rossie

by Sweatshop Staff | Friday, August 29, 2014 | Creative, Video

This one was purely for the jersey. Promotional video piece for Roscommon GAA's "Club Rossie' campaign. 

Making It - video series

by Sweatshop Staff | Wednesday, June 11, 2014 | Creative, Content, Video

Sweatshop Media worked with Al Hooi and Aoife Herrity to produce Making It, a series that celebrates the creative talent of women in Ireland in partnership with West Coast Cooler & Vodka. We profiled Lisa Lú, Honor Fitzsimons, Genevieve Hulme-Beaman and Louise Gaffney in photographt and video. For more, visit here

1. Lisa Lú - Hat Designer - FULL POST.

MAKING IT - Lisa Byrne from Le Cool Dublin on Vimeo.


2. Honor Fitzsimons - Fashion Designer - FULL POST.

MAKING IT - Honor Fitzsimons from Le Cool Dublin on Vimeo.

3. Genevieve Hulme-Beaman - Writer/Actresss - FULL POST.


MAKING IT - Genevieve Hulme-Beaman from Le Cool Dublin on Vimeo.

4. Louise Gaffney - Musician / Designer - FULL POST.

MAKING IT - Louise Gaffney from Le Cool Dublin on Vimeo.

Form School

by Sweatshop Staff | Thursday, January 16, 2014 | Creative, Video

To usher in the New Year, we visited Dublin’s latest workout joint, Form School, and spoke to founders Gordon D’Arcy and Aoife Cogan about their new venture, before enlisting Le Cool’s resident fitness guru Paul Walsh to put it to the test.

Le Cool visits... Form School from Le Cool Dublin on Vimeo.

Video by Louise Gaffney

National Science Week

by Sweatshop Staff | Thursday, November 14, 2013 | Video, Experiential

The Le Cool Compound was an interactive exhibition as part of National Science Week featuring Lightscape and Tom O’Dea, Designgoat, and the Urban Farm.

Lightscape also provided a special cover for that week's issue of Le Cool. The Gallery of Photography, Temple Bar, hosted the exhibition over November 14th - 16th. 

Le Cool Compound from Le Cool Dublin on Vimeo.

(All photos by Al Higgins - for full set, click here.)

Outline - Street Art Show

by Sweatshop Staff | Thursday, August 15, 2013 | Video, Experiential

Allow Le Cool outline the argument on the merits of proper Street Art and Graffiti. Not the stuff that every PR company shoehorns into product launches. Nor the 'Wacker loves Chantelle' stuff that is scrawled on street signs but the colour and paint that is so expertly applied and the ways the people who create it are not accepting of the polished and planned urban environment that is reflective of the few. Among those on show will be Rask - Godfather of Irish graffiti, Solus - the last punk left in town, Morgan - the steady handed tsar, Danleo - the uncontrollable doodler, DMC - the Clark Gable of gable ends and Aidan Kelly - Renaissance man. Music comes courtesy of Bantum (and maybe more). We'll lay on the Peroni, you can pick up some prints.

OUTLINED Exhibition @ The Dublin Whiskey Company from Wissame Cherfi on Vimeo.

National Music Day

by Sweatshop Staff | Wednesday, July 03, 2013 | Video, Experiential

Sweatshop, Christ Church Cathedral, and Nialler 9 present Altered, a unique night of music to celebrate National Music Day. Featuring: Richie Egan (Jape), White Collar Boy, Come On Live Long and Bantum.

Video by Philip White


Guide To Coffee Culture

by Sweatshop Staff | Monday, July 01, 2013 | Content, Video

To co-incide with Le Cool's Coffee Issue we've put together a (short) guide to Dublin's burgeoning coffee scene. With one eye on the World Championships coming here 2016 we talked to Dublin's finest establishments about the universal cup of joe

Le Cool's Coffee Issue

Shot and edited by Louise Gaffney // Produced by Ciaran Walsh // Music: Nouveau Noise //

Forkful #3

by Sweatshop Staff | Friday, June 21, 2013 | Content, Video

Forkful #3: beetroot hummus.

This week, we'll mostly be eating beetroot hummus. The latest offering from Mark Duggan and Aoife McElwain is below. WARNING: Do not watch on an empty stomach. 

For full recipe see forkful.tv


Forkful #2

by Sweatshop Staff | Monday, June 10, 2013 | Content, Video

Forkful, our series of simple recipes deliciously shot, returns with the second installment. This time round, Aoife McElwain and Mark Duggan present us with the skills we need to bake carrot cupcakes. 

forkful #2 from forkful on Vimeo.

For the full, simple recipe and other details, go to forkful.tv

Meanwhile, other food-related deliousness that caught our eye this week is the offering by chef Katie Sanderson, who is behind the Living Dinners concept.

We've featured Kate in previous issues of Le Cool Dublin and we've been lucky enough to sample her pop-up, raw food experiences. Now, working with videographer Al Bradley, Katie have released three promotional videos showcasing her culinary skills. To see the first three l​iving dinners videos, go HERE.

Bon Appetit.


by Sweatshop Staff | Friday, May 24, 2013 | Content, Video

Sweatshop are delighted to present the first in a series of damn near edible videos by Mark Duggan and Aoife McElwain. 

Launched by Le Cool's food issue and featured on Broadsheet, the first vlog notched up over 1,000 plays within the first few hours it went live. We are looking forward to releasing a new video every fortnight for the next three months.

Read an interview with Mark and Aoife about the genesis of the idea below. (Portrait by Des Moriarty)

Aoife: Mark and I met when I had a radio show, The Indie Hour, on Dublin City FM about four years ago and he took a picture for me, we just became friends. Mark approached me about doing these little food videos he wanted to do.

We wanted to keep them very simple, and stay away from that aspirational stuff. It's nice that these people have their personalities, but sometimes food programmes can be really intimidating, because you might be thinking "ooooh, I don't have that really cool Mason jar or Avoca bowls, so maybe I can't do it..."

I started cooking really late, and I was afraid of it - I thought it was much harder than it was - and I think that was because I went to boarding school where the food was terrible, and I had no opportunity to cook.

Mark: We want to reduce the videos down to their simplest form and find the personality and beauty in the ingredients and process. Would like people to appreciate them both on an aesthetic and culinary level.

Visit: forkful.tv // Follow: @forkfultv // Like: facebook.com/forkfultv 

Le Cool & OFFSET

by Sweatshop Staff | Monday, April 08, 2013 | Content, Video, Experiential


For three days in April, an impressive line-up of international speakers (including Ben Bos, Bob Gill, Kate Moross, Oliviero Toscani and Vaughan Oliver) came to Dublin for OFFSET 2013. We were delighted to partner up with the best international creative festival in the world. Our partnership was undertaken through our Le Cool network and involved three strands: we created original content for the OFFSET website, we launched our first in a series of Panicdotes events and we promoted the festival through our social media. 


The original content for the site was a mixture of video (above), photography (below) and copy. 

We developed a series of photo essays called Craft Punks, which focused on creative Irish designers and artists who aren’t afraid to get hands on with their chosen medium. We also launched Panicdotes, in which speakers and attendees briefly recounted some incident or anecdote from their careers to date, it ranged from moments of inspiration in times of terror to valuable lessons learnt. We were honoured to welcome on stage Bob Gill, Kate Moross and Ben Newman, among others. 

Bealtaine 2012

by Sweatshop | Tuesday, May 01, 2012 | Video

To celebrate the start of Bealtaine Festival 2012, celebrating creativity as we age, LeCool Dublin asked a number of creative people...

What kind of old do you want to be? 
& What kind of world do you want to grow old in?

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