Anthony Cronin

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John Ryan, Anthony Cronin, Brian O’Nolan, Patrick Kavanagh and Tom Joyce on Sandymount Strand on the 50th-anniversary of Bloomsday, June 16th, 1954.

It feels strange to be celebrating Bloomsday without the living presence of Anthony Cronin. The genesis of our modern Bloomsday celebration is a famil(...)

Two months on the coast oil on canvas, by Una Sealy

RHA 187th Annual Exhibition, RHA Gallagher Gallery, Ely Place, Dublin Until August 12th. rhagallery.ie Submitting work for the RHA’s Annual Exhibit(...)

Section from   “Self Portrait (1988)” by Michael Kane. Estimate: €2,000-€4,000. (Painting formerly thought to be a portrait of the late poet and novelist Anthony Cronin)

The late poet and novelist Anthony Cronin, who died in December, might have been amused to see the print catalogue for Morgan O’Driscoll Auctioneers c(...)

Flann O’Brien: experienced a short-lived infatuation with rugby

I note with indignation that this year’s “Mylesday” has been deferred by 24 hours to avoid a clash with rugby. For those who don’t know, Mylesday is (...)

The death of poet Anthony Cronin has occurred at a moment in Ireland’s cultural history when the arts have been given official recognition as a “vital(...)

The funeral of Anthony Cronin at the Church of the Sacred Heart in Donnybrook. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The status of Anthony Cronin as not just an artist, but a champion of the arts was reflected in the turnout at his funeral service in Dublin. Presid(...)

The published  work of Anthony Cronin, pictured in 2004, included 14 volumes of poetry, novels,  and biographies of Samuel Beckett and Flann O’Brien. Photograph: Frank Miller

The death yesterday of poet, novelist and critic Anthony Cronin brings to an end a remarkable link with the bohemian literary world of mid-20th centur(...)

Anthony Cronin: allowed his sense of the magic and mystery of words to rub against his refusal to deal in twilights or easy emotions.  Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Anthony Cronin was a brilliant thinker and critic and wonderful company. His analysis of the world around him was sharp and acute. His journalism was (...)

Theo Dorgan, pictured,  said Anthony Cronin was a man with a great heart who had sacrificed a certain amount of reputation by sitting down with the “political machines’’ in setting up Aosdána to help writers and artists. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The privately kind man was highlighted in many of the tributes paid to Anthony Cronin yesterday. Poet Michael O’Loughlin said Cronin’s death threw (...)

Poets Seamus Heaney and Anthony Cronin enjoy a light moment. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Within about two minutes of first meeting Anthony Cronin, he dismissed me as an idiot for not knowing the whereabouts of McDaid’s public house. He s(...)

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