A replica of the writing shed used by poet and writer Dylan Thomas will travel across the Irish Sea to Dún Laoghaire this month as part of the Mountai(...)

Kevin Manning on Trading Leather with trainer Jim Bolger and family members after winning  the Irish Derby last year. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Trading Leather hasn’t been able to win since his landmark Irish Derby success last year but jockey Kevin Manning believes the Jim Bolger-trained sta(...)

Magician (left): will ride in King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes  on Saturday week. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho.

Mukhadram is likely to step up to a mile-and-a-half for Saturday week’s King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes where he could bump into Aidan O’B(...)

Paul Nolan: local trainer has four runners at Wexford this evening with at least two holding solid chances. Photograph: Brenda Fitzimons

Ground conditions are sure to be quick at Wexford this evening and local trainer Paul Nolan could be the man to follow with at least two of his four (...)

Knowing potboiler: Timothy Dalton and Eva Green in Penny Dreadful

On an unseasonably warm February evening I took a short cut through Henrietta Street in Dublin and found myself walking through the set of Penny Dread(...)

Brendan Behan with Jackie Gleason in Gleason’s dressing room in 1960. Photograph: Walter Albertin / Library of Congress

In 1960, shortly after the announcement that his play The Hostage was transferring to Broadway, Brendan Behan was having a drink in a Dublin pub with (...)

American artist Harry Smith in a room at the hotel in 1969. Photograph: Getty Images

‘I remember you well in the Chelsea Hotel” goes Leonard Cohen’s song, marking his fondness for the hotel that served as a byword for the altern(...)

Here’s one that got in under the perimeter fence. Eggs Laid By Tigers take their name from a phrase Dylan Thomas used to describe his early poems. (...)

Inside Llewyn Davis

The Coen brothers offer clues to their intention by naming the feline lead of their subtle, evasive musical drama – LOLCat alert – for the hero of Hom(...)

Dylan Thomas: the bohemian culture that ate him up retains a stubborn appeal for modern layabouts. Photograph: Picture Post/Hulton

What are centenaries for? The cynic might suggest such events provide fodder for columnists desperate to ease brains into gear during the aftermath of(...)