Bloomsday, June 16th

January Out to Lunch 2-26 From Eamon Dunphy to Edna O’Brien, this Belfast festival has an eclectic line-up of music, spoken word and comed(...)

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Patrick Freyne Arts writer What were your highlights of the year? The beauty of Matthew Baynton and James Corden’s great comedy series, Th(...)

Karen Greene dressed as the Earl of Bellamont from a painting by Joshua Reynolds (left) as paintings come to life in advance of tomorrow’s  Culture Night at the National Gallery of Ireland. Photograph: Alan Betson

DUBLINThe Doorway Gallery on South Frederick Street is holding an Outsider Art exhibition, showcasing work from artists who have faced adversity in th(...)

Four-year-old Ruadhan Collier explores Miracoco, a luminarium designed by Architects of Air UK as part of of the Kilkenny Arts Festival.  Photograph: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland

It began at St Canice’s Cathedral in August 1974. In those days the festival known as “Kilkenny Arts Week” was made up of mostly classical music, with(...)

Art Soapbox by Bob and Roberta Smith

Sometimes Bob and Roberta Smith – one artist despite the dual identity – seems in danger of talking himself out of a job. What he does is all about em(...)