Seamus Heaney pictured in 2004 at the Abbey Theatre. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

One of the most persistent themes in the outpouring of remembrances about the late Seamus Heaney has been his fidelity to his birthplace, the famil(...)

Vona Groarke on Seamus Heaney: “Being the person he was, many poets and friends and colleagues had already paid warm tribute to his gifts as a poet and as a man. Instead, I wanted to focus on the work, on the rich haul of extraordinary poems he has left in his wake.” Photograph: Pat Langan

Seamus Heaney was our best poet, by a country mile. Since his death on August 30th last year, nothing about Irish poetry is, or can be, the same. When(...)

Con Devlin, who has died aged 79, was a master printer and typesetter. He had served a rigorous apprenticeship as a Monotype keyboard operator. Yet by(...)

Sean Lynch’s For the Birds, which works with the myth of An Buile Suibhne

What connects a block of ice at the Irish Museum of Modern Art, a cow pat in Carlow, the poetry of WB Yeats and Tom Murphy’s play Bailegangaire? Th(...)

Kitty Joyce, who has died aged 84, was the owner of Cleo, one of the oldest surviving family-run shops in Dublin, famous for its earthy Irish knitwear(...)

Review: Neither Either
  • Stage
  • November 13, 2014, 14:52

Neither Either Project Arts Centre **** Clarity and control epitomise this collaboration between Liz Roche Company and Maiden Voyage Da(...)

Neither Either: ‘It was a question of how to bring something new and energetic to the creative table’

A poster in the lift at Dancehouse reads: “Connect, Collaborate, Create”. A mantra, perhaps, or just an open invitation to all artists. In the rehe(...)

“We come from very different backgrounds”: Fergus Sheil (left) and Brian Irvine.  Photograph: Eric Luke

Fergus Sheil is a conductor who works with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra and is artistic director of Wide Open Music and Opera Theatre Compan(...)

Dylan Thomas (1914-1953): while  best-known as a poet, he was also a talented prose writer. Photograph: Picture Post/Hulton Archive

Passion and an urgent rhetorical preoccupation with life’s defiance of death inspire the work of Welsh poet Dylan Thomas, who was born 100 years ago t(...)

Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Tim Robinson is leaving Connemara. Not physically, not emotionally, but after several decades of roaming, recording and interpreting the Atlantic seas(...)