The Woodenbridge World War One Memorial Garden in Co Wicklow which formally opens today. The memorial commemorates the 1,200 approx men from all areas of County Wicklow who died in the First World War. Photograph: Jack McManus

The first World War dead of Wicklow will be remembered today with the opening of a memorial park in the beautiful surroundings of Woodenbridge. The da(...)

Robyn Dann-Cooney, Oni McNamara, Aoife Harrison and Aileen Palmer with their cake at the birthday party to launch the 18th Baboró International Arts Festival for Children in Ard Bia at Nimmos at Galway’s Spanish Arch yesterday. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

  Ireland’s international commitment to the importance of culture and creativity for the very young is a theme of this year’s Baboró Inter(...)

St Mary’s church, on the corner of Mary Street and Jervis Street, was deconsecrated in the 1980s and currently operates as The Church bar and restaurant. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

British pub chain JD Wetherspoon has set its sights on a 17th century former church where Arthur Guinness was married as the location for its first b(...)

The Irish summer might not guarantee the kind of weather we used to expect at this time of year, but it does bring with it a host of festivals to citi(...)

Seamus Heaney, who died last month: Up to 12 writers will read from his works in sequence to mark the fact that the Nobel laureate was “such a great friend” of the Clifden Community Arts Festival, according to its director Brendan Flynn.

Poets and artists will participate in an “intimate remembrance service” tomorrow for the late Seamus Heaney as part of this year’s Clifden Community A(...)