A drumming performance at “the best undiscovered festival in Ireland” - we’re not telling you where it’s on. Probably.

Shh!! It has already been described as “the best undiscovered festival in Ireland”, though only two years old. There’s more: “From top music acts, dr(...)

James (15) and Chris Mintern (21), the winners of the wetsuited and nonwetsuited categories at the Vibes and Scribes Lee Swim. Photograph: Barry Roche

Swimming can often be a very solitary pursuit but this year’s Vibes and Scribes Lee Swim in Cork which attracted thousands of spectators proved very m(...)

Murphy’s is settled on the edge of the Atlantic and in the shadow of Mount Brandon

When friends came home from two weeks on Dingle Peninsula without seeing the Blaskets or driving Slea Head I couldn’t make sense of it – until they br(...)

Nelly and  Nora makes its debut on RTÉjr next month.Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times 1:12

An Irish children’s animation series has won a worldwide distribution deal before it is due to released on RTÉ. Nelly and Nora has been snapped up by (...)

Brendan Archbold regarded the Dunnes Stores strike against apartheid as “the finest example of trade union solidarity ever”. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Brendan Archbold, a trade union activist and campaigner for social and human rights who has died aged 67, will probably be best remembered for his rol(...)

Brasserie Bofinger in Paris. Photographs: Getty

Every once in a while, the French think about the last supper. Not Christ’s repast with the apostles, but their own last meal; the one they would o(...)

We’re only interested in taking cash from child-free hipsters. It’s not what the sign on the gastropub says when I rock up with two hungry children(...)

Saved from destruction: the Maunsel proofs of Dubliners, which Joyce rescued

‘The Abbey Theatre will be open and they will give plays of Yeats and Synge. You have a right to be there because you are my bride: and I am one of th(...)

Catherine Quirke in her flooded home near Rathcormac, Co Cork. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

A woman yesterday spoke of her despair as she prepared to abandon her family house after it flooded to(...)

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