‘Priorities’ by Sabine Lacey: “Lacey’s titles nudge us towards the Unspoken with intimations of doubt, loneliness, vulnerability, pretence and other staples of family life.” Detail from Priorities by Sabine Lacey

Unspoken – Paintings by Sabine Lacey Ballina Arts Centre, Co Mayo *** Following the death of her mother-in-law, Sabine Lacey was helpi(...)

Horses and jockeys pounding the sand at the Omey races in Connemara on Sunday. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

White horses on the near-Atlantic, wild southeasterlies and Wellington boot weather might make any racecourse manager want to roll over in bed. Not (...)

Poet Martin Dyar and Cúirt festival director Dani Gill unveil a plaque at the east bank of the Salmon Weir Bridge in Galway city which recalls time spent there by WB Yeats, George Moore and Edward Martyn. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Galway city’s association withWB Yeats and George Moore and an infamous late-night crubeen cafe known as ‘The Kasbah’ have been commemorated with two (...)

Bright Light Studio Fermoy Dance School with Luxe dancing at the St Patrick’s Day parade in Cork City. Photograph: Clare Keogh 1:51

DUBLIN Many native Dubliners are ambivalent about the St Patrick’s Day parade. Many have seen it so many times before. Others associate(...)

Writer Joseph O’Neill. A reading by O’Neill is one of the events announced for this year’s Cúirt literary festival in Galway. Photograph: Ulf Andersen/Getty Images

Man Booker long-listed writer Joseph O’Neill, Arab-American poet Naomi Shihab Nye and Scottish novelist and playwright Irvine Welsh will read at this (...)

Unknown: Waterford, 2012 from Asylum Archive produced by visual artist and researcher Vukasin Nedeljkovic. The exhibition runs until March 20th

Imagine a photographic exhibition of people’s lives, with no individuals captured in the images.Dublin-based Serbian artist Vukasin Nedeljkovic took a(...)

A production still from Gareth Kennedy’s The Last Wooden House of Kupchino. Photograph: Ekaterina Sytnik

Invented Tradition – Gareth Kennedy Galway Arts Centre **** The editors of the book The Invention of Tradition, historians Eric Hobsbawm and Te(...)

Fan Nóiméad, a Galway County Council public art commission, realised for the town of Headford

Patrick Connolly is skilled at building seacraft, rather than rainproof sculptures. However, the Inverin boatbuilder’s accidental encounter with arti(...)

Sleeper, by Mark Wallinger

Tulca Festival of Visual Arts 2014: Neutral Various venues, Galway ****   Curator Alison Prior – best-known for her work with (...)

Pop Art pioneer: one of the images from Eduardo Paolozzi’s ‘General Dynamic FUN’ collection

Patrick O’Reilly is never one to shirk a challenge. In his exhibition Prelude, the sculptor takes on Tristan and Isolde, Wagner’s groundbreaking opera(...)