Number 2, Pembroke Street (centre) may suit a professional practice seeking a boutique office space.

If its walls could talk, 2 Upper Pembroke Street could surely tell a tale or two given its storied history since the days of the Celtic Tiger as the h(...)

The Ophelia Quartet play the National Concert Hall on September 15th.

Sunday, September 15th Sunday String Quartet Series NCH Kevin Barry Recital Room, Dublin Most of the strands in the National Concert Hall’s new seas(...)

Clara Schumann: visited Ireland at least once, to play concerts in Dublin in 1856

In the great Gershwin jazz opera Porgy and Bess, it’s one of the supporting characters – Clara – who gets to sing the stand-out song. She was present (...)

Culture Night is ‘a social opportunity to get out and enjoy the city, as well as the art, in a festival atmosphere’

For one night each September, we become a nation of culture lovers. In this parallel universe, people queue to get into museums, line up outside galle(...)

Maybe it’s high time to indulge in some unadulterated pampering on a luxurious away break. File photograph: Getty

Whether you’re a parent dreaming of escape from back-to-school drudgery, or just looking for a pampered weekend break, these luxurious adults-only get(...)

Singer Cathal Coughlan: ‘I can watch Isabelle Huppert in anything.’ Photograph: Bleddyn Butcher

Current favourite book The best thing I’ve read in the last few months is Sinéad Gleeson’s Constellations. It’s profoundly moving and relates to a lo(...)

Conductor Alice Farnham with Grant Thornton partner Paul Jacobs and Sean McGrath, chief executive of Allianz, after Grant Thornton won the best large sponsorship category at the 2019 Allianz Business to Arts Awards. Photograph: Robbie Reynolds

Grant Thornton has won the best large sponsorship category at the 2019 Allianz Business to Arts Awards with its female conductor programme. The progr(...)

The Dublin Junior Accordion Band – Seamus Stephenson is third from the left in the second row

This is a photograph of the Dublin Junior Accordion Band in the Carlton Hall, Shelmartin Road, Marino, in and around 1949. I am third from left in the(...)

John Godfrey: “So, really, the primary, core thinking behind quiet music is that this is a music you choose to engage with, and if you don’t want to it’s not going to shout at you.”

John Godfrey arrived at the University of York as what he calls “a very strait-laced classical musician”. Wilfrid Mellers was still in charge of the(...)

Gene Kelly in Singin’ in the Rain (1952), which he also co-directed and choreographed

It’s 8am local time in Los Angeles, and Patricia Ward Kelly has already been out, walking her two rescue dogs, Isabella and Francesco. “Isabella is f(...)

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