Kilkenny Arts Festival presents the world premiere production of a new Festival commission The Lightkeepers’ Last Stand, a free aerial circus show for all ages by the awe-inspiring Loosysmokes, one of Ireland’s leading modern circus companies. Photograph: Pat Moore

“When we think about craft, we think about hand-made,” Nora O Murchu told the crowd crammed into the National Design and Craft Gallery in Kilkenny on (...)

Irish Modern Dance Theatre: Oona Doherty and Valda Setterfield rehearse Inventions. Photograph: Ewa Figaszewska The Irish Modern Dance Theatre will perform ‘Inventions’ at the Kilkenny Arts Festival. Photograph: Ewa Figaszewska

Inventions, a new Bach-inspired dance by John Scott’s Irish Modern Dance Theatre, will premiere in the midst of Kilkenny Arts Festival’s classical-mus(...)

Former taoiseach Bertie Ahern:  “It’s feeding badly into the political system in the South, the political system in the North, and it’s poisoning the system in the North. There’s no winners in this, everyone is a loser.” File photograph: RollingNews.ie

Former taoiseach Bertie Ahern has described as “depressing and disappointing” the ongoing impasse in Northern Irish politics which has prevented progr(...)

The young lovers defy their wheezing elders in both deed and fashion sense, subverting berets and army camouflage with insurgent colours and punk tartan

A Midsummer Night’s Dream ★★★ Castle Yard, Kilkenny Performances of The Most Lamentable Comedy and Cruel Death of Pyramus and Thisbe never did run sm(...)

Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin are in Kilkenny on Saturday

Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin Kilkenny Arts Festival Saturday August 11th 8pm €30/€35 €27/€31.50 kilkennyarts.ie  The Akademie für Alte Musik B(...)

The Waterboys will be in full gallop at Leopardstown Racecourse on Thursday

Seoda Summer Party Dolan’s Warehouse, Limerick Saturday August 11th 6pm €10 dolans.ie Anyone looking for an easy-peasy guide to what’s happening in t(...)

Berlin vocalist Theo Bleckmann.

 Math-jazz? Heaven knows what Acker Bilk or Kenny Ball would say to Chris Guilfoyle’s self-description of the music he creates and performs with (...)

Singer and songwriter David Kitt: said he can no longer afford to live in his home town

This week, the singer and songwriter David Kitt announced that he was leaving Ireland. “I’m being forced to leave the country I love as I can’t afford(...)

Rough Magic’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream

A Midsummer Night’s Dream Kilkenny Castle Yard, Kilkenny August 9th-18th 8pm €24/€26 kilkennyarts.ie The course of true love never did run smooth, an(...)

The festival is presenting its first full-scale staged opera, The Return of Ulysses, Claudio Monteverdi’s retelling of Homer’s Odyssey, which has never before been staged in Ireland.

With Galway International Arts Festival safely (and, by most accounts, successfully) packed away for another year, the stage is set for the summer’s l(...)

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