Waterford Spraoi. Photograph: John Loftus

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Like Kinsale, its near neighbour, Crosshaven is one of those place-names that dances on the tongue of anyone in love with sailing. The Royal Cork Y(...)

Winners (back row): Laurence Kinlan (best supporting actor), Fergus Shiel (best opera), Sarah Bacon (best set design), Francis O’Connor (best costume design), Sarah Lynch (best production), Marty Rea (best actor), Sarah Jane Shiels (best lighting), Derbhle Crotty (best actress), Lian Bell (judges’ special award). Front row: Doreen McKenna (best costume design), Anne Clarke (special tribute award and best opera), Stacey Gregg (best new play), Louise Lowe (audience award) and Owen Boss (audience award). Not in photograph: Jimmy Eadie (best sound), Garry Hynes (best director) and Abigail McGibbon (best supporting actress). Photograph: Aidan Crawley

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Lorna Ross is director of design at the Mayo Clinic’s Center for Innovation. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

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The doors and basements of Merrion Square, Dublin 2
Downstairs Dublin on Culture Night
  • People
  • September 12, 2015, 11:45

Next Friday night is Culture Night, and here at the Magazine we are doing our bit to bring the capital alive, with some help from our friends in Th(...)