KiwiCo camps kick off online from June 22nd, and offer loads of free content for 3 to 11 year olds

AS SUMMER STRETCHES OUT AHEAD OF US WITH ACTIVITIES CURBED BY COVID-19, THERE ARE STILL PLENTY OF CHEAP AND CHEERFUL WAYS TO KEEP THE CHILDREN OCCUPIE(...)

 The town of Bantry in west Cork has suffered a blow to its tourism industry as two artistic festivals are to be cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.  Photograph: Education Images/Universal Images Group/ Getty Images

The town of Bantry in west Cork has suffered a blow to its tourism industry as two artistic festivals are to be cancelled due to the coronavirus pande(...)

Dublin Dance Festival, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s Rosas Danst Rosas, Photograph:  Anne Van Aerschot

Dreaming in Blue Until February 14th Harry Clarke’s dreamy The Eve of Saint Agnes is at the Hugh Lane in Dublin, but you can see his wonderful waterco(...)

The Book Centre, Waterford. Photograph: Jennifer O'Connell

This wasn’t how it was supposed to be. The digital revolution was going to kill off physical books and bookshops altogether. It’s true that between r(...)

The Odyssey:  Emily Wilson highlights its contemporary resonance with our pressing questions about migration, displacement of peoples after war and the treatment and welcome of refugees.  Photograph: Bardo National Museum

How to begin? How to find the words, in English, for one of the oldest and most influential texts in western literature? Generations, over centuries, (...)

Sarah Perry: “I find myself altered by illness and suffering. It comes to everybody eventually, and the trick is to use it in a wise and compassionate way rather than be miserable.”

It is always curious to see how writers will interpret their illness for the page. Doctors confine descriptors of pain and suffering to numbers: the f(...)

Bosco meets Erik Sprague aka The Lizardman in Dublin’s Smithfield for the 2016 Laya City Spectacular. This year’s event takes place from July 7th-9th (Dublin), 15th-16th (Cork). Photograph: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

JANUARY Out to Lunch January 6th-29th Take a trip to Belfast for a mind-expanding programme that includes music from James Vincent McMorrow, a live(...)

“Nasty feedback has no place in a writing group, and neither does saying something is lovely.” Photograph: iStock

At the recent West Cork Literary Festival in Bantry, would-be writers filled 11 week-long workshops, from memoir writing to travel, fiction, and poet(...)

Gloria Steinem: “I know I’m not crazy. I know the system is crazy.” Photograph: Ilya S Savenok/Getty Images

Gloria Steinem was in a taxi in Boston in the 1970s, discussing abortion legislation with her friend Florynce Kennedy, when the Irish woman driving th(...)

Patrick de Witt is one of the guest speakers at this year’s Cúirt International Festival of Literature in Galway. Photograph: Eric Luke

Galway gears up for Cúirt 2016 Some great pairings at this year’s Cúirt International Festival of Literature include Jennifer Johnston and Belinda (...)

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