John Montague and his wife  Elizabeth Wassell  at home in west Cork. Photograph: Alan Betson

John Montague, the great Ulster poet and first Ireland Professor of Poetry, who has just died in his beloved France, will be mourned by everyone who u(...)

The Frank & Walters are playing Whelan’s in Dublin on Saturday

Friday Deep Focus: Women in Film Triskel Arts Centre, Cork triskelartscentre.ie. Also Sat/Sun A new fixture for the Triskel, this three-day festiva(...)

Mary Poppins is coming to the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre

Kids and Christmas go together and nowhere with more gusto than at the Panto. Oh yes they do! What’s more, laugh for laugh, no entertainment offers b(...)

Since their inception in the late 1990s, Food have been the proverbial movable feast. What started out as basically an acoustic quartet(...)

The 38 Tonnes Marching Band from France on Oliver Plunkett St, Cork. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

There were two testing questions being asked more than any other in Cork over the weekend – what is and isn’t jazz? More than any other year in its 3(...)

Vision for Cork: Everyman Palace’s artistic director Julie Kelleher. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Cork has always had plenty to shout about when it comes to its musical heritage. From Microdisney to Mick Flannery, Seán Ó Riada to Rory Gallagher (...)

Irish blues guitarist Rory Gallagher (1949 - 1995) performing at the Rainbow Theatre, London, 1972. Photograph: Debi Doss/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Legendary rock and blues guitarist Rory Gallagher is to feature in Cork’s contribution to Culture Night when a local artist will do a live charcoal sk(...)

Jane Gardam: ‘When I was six, my brother was born and my mother became ill. She didn’t notice me much. My aunts rescued me by reading to me.’ Photograph: Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert/Getty

Six-year-old murderers are not frequent heroines in fiction, but Jane Gardam has a way of making the unimaginable acceptable. She does this so subt(...)

The Croagh Patrick Heritage Trail Walking Festival takes place in Mayo this weekend. Photograph: Eric Luke / THE IRISH TIMES

Waterford Writers Weekend This year’s Waterford Writers festival embraces the importance of creativity for young people with events for student(...)

Fr Tony Flannery: “In my talks, I hope to give some historical perspective to the main problems we are facing in the church today.” Photograph: Alan Betson

Fr Tony Flannery is in a much better place these days. He’s back in the family home. Back in the east Galway townland where it all began 67 yea(...)

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