Tim O'Donnell in Diary of a Madman by Nikolai Gogol, 1987. Photograph by Cyril Byrne -
from the new book 'Five Decades in Focus : a photographic history of Ireland's Stanislavki theatre' by Kate Horgan, Joe Devlin and Brian Macavera, published by Portobello Press.
The 81st Royal Meath Agricultural Show has taken place on the banks of the Boyne in Trim, featuring a huge range of animal and domestic industry class competitions as well as family events and entertainment. Photos: Tom Honan / The Irish Times
The 103rd Jones Engineering Dublin City Liffey Swim has taken place with 522 swimmers competing. 219 women and 303 men swam the 2km route from Rory O’More Bridge to Custom House Quay. Photos: Tom Honan / The Irish Times