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Cyril worked in The Pod, one of Dublin's premier nightspots.

The Pod Years

The following was taken from their website (no longer available):

POD first opened in 1993 in the vaults of the old historic Railway Station on Harcourt St. Sweeping the boards at many International Awards that year, the cutting edge design juxtaposed the preserved stark grey stone walls of the vaults with colourful soft furnishings and shimmering candlelight.

The opening of POD coincided with the arrival of club culture in Dublin. At the forefront of garage and house music in Dublin, the dance floor has heaved to all the great house DJ's including Paul Oakenfold, Danny Rampling, Frankie Knuckles, Marshall Jefferson, Grandmaster Flash and Boy George to name but a few.

POD has had several makeovers since those heady days, periodically transforming its face and its rhythm to suit the changing times. Its latest incarnation was designed by renowned Austrialian architect and designer Andy Martin.

On entering POD you are led via an overhead amoebic inflatable sculpture to the circular dance floor. The inflatable in turn acts as a light diffuser, creating a halo over the dance floor. The floor is blacked out and the granite walls left intact to maintain the rawness of the underground atmosphere.

The club furnishings are a bright mandarin in contrast to the dark granite surroundings, with circular seated booths lining the club space.

The music policy at POD remains a constant featuring the best local House DJ's with occasional international guests.

POD is available for private hire, suitable for private bookings, product launches & private parties.

The Pod Years

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