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
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  • 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(...)

Francis Ledwidge. Photograph: Getty Images
A Soldier’s Grave

Then in the lull of midnight, gentle arms Lifted him slowly down the slopes of death Lest he should hear again the mad alarms Of battle, dying moans, (...)

John Banville tackles perhaps the gallery’s most famous piece, Caravaggio’s The Taking of Christ (1602). His meticulous, erudite account somehow makes us see an overly familiar masterpiece anew.

In 1944 George Bernard Shaw wrote from England to Thomas Bodkin, a former director of the National Gallery of Ireland, to ask whether the institution (...)

Light fantastic: blacksmith and artist John Hogan at his workshop and showroom located in the now-abandoned Asahi factory outside Ballina. Photograph:  Henry Wills

En route to Killala to meet John Hogan at his forge, I was anticipating the “door into the dark”, the “unpredictable fantail of sparks” not to speak o(...)