Puppeteer Niamh Lawlor and musician Thomas Johnston perform for children in advance of the Pop Up Picnics in Dublin.

1) Pop Up Picnics – the multi-sensory performances created for families with young children who have complex needs – comes to the Irish Museum of Mode(...)

Fans enjoying the Forbidden Fruit festival at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/Irish Times

This is it. Summer has arrived in Ireland and to mark this special event, the Forbidden Fruit Festival has added some sunshine to the line-up. The gro(...)

Brian O’Doherty One Here Now at Sirius Cobh

The galleries at the Sirius Arts Centre in Cobh have to be some of the most beautiful in Ireland. The arched windows of the former Royal Cork Yacht Cl(...)

Stephen Brandes, Mick O’Shea and Irene Murphy aka The Domestic Godless challenge your tastebuds at the Solstice

The Food, the Bad & the Ugly – The Domestic Godless Solstice Arts Centre, Navan, Co Meath Until May 26th solsticeartscentre.ie Cooking up a storm(...)

Artist Brian O'Doherty. Photograph:  George Tatge

The Freedom of Roscommon has been conferred on artist, author, doctor, art critic and academic Brian O’Doherty (89) who was born and grew up in Ballag(...)

 Royal Hospital Kilmainham. Photograph: George Munday/ Getty Images

We all like to think we live in a great place, but I was delighted to see this week that my Dublin neighbourhood of Kilmainham has been formally recog(...)

The investment includes €460 million earmarked for priority projects at national cultural institutions including the National Library. Photograph: Frank Miller

Investment of almost €1.2 billion in culture, heritage and Irish language works over the next decade will be announced on Tuesday as part of Project I(...)

There are ambitious plans to develop the area as a literary hub, with a major new Central Library, designed by Grafton Architects

From the Mansion House to City Hall, Leinster House to Charlemont House, you can see the shifts of ambition and power in the shape of Dublin city. Whi(...)

Volunteer tour guide Noleen Bryan during the Azure Tour conversation in art, dementia-friendly tours in Chester Beatty Library, with Michael and Kay Coll and Gregory and Úna Barrett. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The nuns have the flu, and so won’t be joining the group. There has just been a phone call from the retirement home where they reside in south Dublin (...)

Walking in the snow in Dublin city centre on Thursday. Many theatres, cinemas and museums have cancelled events. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Your most creative activity over these few days may well be sculpting a snowperson. Dig out that gnarled carrot (if you haven’t eaten it with the last(...)

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