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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 (...)

9 Fr Matthew Square, off Church Street, Smithfield, Dublin 7

When the owner of number 9 Fr Matthew Square, just off Church Street in Dublin’s Smithfield, bought her home 16 years ago, it was a sort of homecoming(...)

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(...)

The cast of Jimmy’s Hall visiting the site of the original hall and the ruin of Jimmy Gralton’s home in Effrinagh, Co Leitrim. Photograph: Brian Farrell

 Jimmy’s Hall Abbey Theatre, Dublin. Jul 26th-Sep 8th, 7.30pm (sat mat 2pm) €13-45 abbeytheatre.ie In 1932, at the beginning of de Valera’s Irela(...)

When I lived in the city, a pub I liked changed hands. The old interior fittings were ripped out, along with assorted bric-a-brac accumulated over dec(...)

In Dublin, we are lucky enough to have a herd of wild fallow deer roaming free in the Phoenix Park. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/The Irish Times

When one is young and full of vim, there are things that you are sure you will never resort to in life. “I’ll never get too old for dancing on a Tuesd(...)

Phillip McMahon and Rachel O’Riordan’s  new play, ‘Come on Home’, runs in the Abbey Theatre on the Peacock Stage  from July 13th to August 4th. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Almost 20 years ago, the writer and director Phillip McMahon took a year out to travel, to discover and to party. For a young gay man of 20, it was a (...)

The Irish language  derives from a world in which the unseen is as real as the seen. Photograph: Istock

What if we’ve been looking at Irish through the wrong lens all these years? Rather than it being a subject that causes heartache in schools might it a(...)

A group photograph to mark the final major public event after a full year of campaiging by Waking The Feminists  on The Rosie Hackett Bridge in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

What a difference a couple of years can make. Some top players in Irish theatre are chatting in the Lir Academy of Dramatic Art in Dublin. Anne Clarke(...)

The Minister for Culture Josepha Madigan with Garry Hynes, Druid Theatre at the launch of the  gender policies of 10 Irish theatre organisations. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

The Gate Theatre has made dramatic strides in increasing the number of women employed over the past two years, according to a gender equality report i(...)

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