At a preview of the IMMA Collection; Freud Project 2016-2021 which will open to the public on Friday 21st October, at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

What were your cultural highlights for the year gone by? Mick O’Dea did well in getting his outstanding 1916 show in early, in January, before an end(...)

Charles Tyrrell at the Taylor Galleries: he has embraced the  inherent nature of aluminium

Two Paths Paintings by Charles Tyrrell. Taylor Galleries, 16 Kildare Street, Dublin. Until November 26th. taylorgalleries.ie ***** In 1983 the pain(...)

Town, Country, People (1985-86) by Locky Morris

Two Birds/One Stone – Various artists Farmleigh Gallery, Dublin ★★★★ Two Birds/One Stone concludes with Albanian artist Adrian Paci’s memorable vi(...)

Catherine Hammond painting.

MONDAY McKenna’s Fort The New Theatre, Dublin. Previews Mar 21-22. Opens Mar 21-Apr 2 7.30pm €16/€12.50 thenewtheatre.com With the centenary of the(...)

Aoibheann Greenan’s exhibition DMC (Dunmurray May-Day Conspiracy)

DMC (Dunmurray May-Day Conspiracy) – Aoibheann Greenan Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin *** Aoibheann Greenan crams a lot into Temple Bar Ga(...)

From left, a digital montage of how architects Donaghy and Dimond envisaged the West Cork Arts Centre; and the centre as it appears now

The new West Cork Arts Centre, called Uillinn, certainly makes its mark on the landscape. A great hulk of weathered Corten steel rises up in the mi(...)

Detail from Autumnus X (Bénodet) (2014), by Samuel Walsh

What do you see when you see a work of art? The answer might appear obvious, if it’s a picture of, say, a loaf of bread. But what if you’re confron(...)

Janet Mullarney and Charles Tyrrell. Photograph on right: Clodagh Kilcoyne

Janet Mullarney first exhibited in Ireland(...)

A painting by Michael Farrell at the opening of the  Famine exhibition. Photograph: Trish Forde

When a south Mayo community invited Louis le Brocquy, Hughie O’Donoghue, Sharon O’Malley and other artists to interpret the 150th anniversary o(...)