An actor with the Blue Raincoat theatre company, which is staging three Beckett plays in disused former factory in Sligo. Photograph: Peter Martin

The setting will be unusual when three short plays by Samuel Beckett are staged in Sligo for 10 nights. Beckett Hazelwood, presented by the Blue Rain(...)

Tasting line-up at Kinnegar in Donegal: the brewery are  hosting a  Big Day Out event as part of Indie Beer Week

“Localisation” may not be the catchiest of phrases but it’s fast becoming a buzzword in craft beer. Originating in the US – as many beer trends do – t(...)

Strawberry Milkshake IPA or Thai infused Witbier? Plenty of options at the Alltech craft beer festival kicking off this weekend in Dublin

The Alltech beer festival opens this evening at Dublin’s Convention Centre and over the next three days will be host to 50 stalls, more than 400 (...)

Four for February: Pacific Secret from Rascals; Mac Nutty from Lough Gill; and Back Beat from Western Herd and Banished Sun by Galway Bay.

Enjoying a beer isn’t always easy. Especially in January, when lots of people are having a “dry” month and want to forget, if just temporarily, that a(...)

Whiskey will soon be distilled in Sligo’s Hazelwood House, which was designed by architect Richard Cassels. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Hazelwood House in Co Sligo, which was considered one of Ireland’s most at-risk Palladian mansions just two years ago, is set to be restored. Sligo (...)

Aleksandra Mir’s Plane Landing, from the exhibition Magnetism

Magnetism – Lucy Andrews, Mikala Dwyer, Igor Grubic, Siobhán Hapaska, Aleksandra Mir, Laura Morrison, and Garrett Phelan The Old Snia/Saehan F(...)

His deep heart’s core

‘A young man, wandering about the slopes of Ben Bulben and Knocknarea, or gazing across the silver waters of Lough Gill from Dooney Rock to Hazelwood,(...)

Sligo’s Yeats community is standing by its belief  that WB Yeats was buried at Drumcliffe graveyard, in the light of newly revealed correspondence suggesting otherwise.  Photograph: Getty Images

Sligo’s Yeats community was unperturbed at the weekend at the contents of newly-revealed correspondence casting doubts over the authenticity of WB Yea(...)

There’s a literary feast awaiting the country in the coming week, with three festivals taking place. We’ve rounded up some places to fill your bell(...)

Britain’s Prince Charles arrived at the National University of Ireland in Galwayon Tuesday, May 18th.  Photograph: Darren Staples/Retuers

“Mr Flanagan, a daoine uaiseala (Ladies and gentlemen),I must just say, before going any further, what a treat it was to hear real Irish music - one c(...)