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Maria Symonds-Gooding: a green-painted wooden crane for pots and kettles to be heated over an open fire came from the house of Peig Sayers.

There is an important piece of social history in a stone cottage near Dunquin in west Kerry; a cottage that appears modest in size on first entering, (...)

The Listening Posts, Cork’s first permanent sound installation, located at Penrose Quay. Photograph: William Murphy/Flickr

A unique monument dedicated to those who emigrated from Cork city has been damaged by vandals. The Listening Posts, Cork’s first permanent sound inst(...)

A  flotilla  sails by in  Galway city for Culture Night 2016. File photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

This week, it was announced that Galway had been named the fourth-best city in the world to visit in 2020 by Lonely Planet: an influential listing due(...)

Ulick O’Connor. Photograph: Eric Luke

The funeral of writer, poet and historian Ulick O’Connor will take place in south Dublin on Friday. Mr O’Connor died on Monday, aged 90. His funeral (...)

 Poet Thomas Kinsella  was honoured with the UCD Ulysses Medal in 2008 and was recently given an honorary doctorate by Trinity College Dublin   for his contribution to Irish literature

Poet Thomas Kinsella described the royalties he received for his work as “comic” and sent then taoiseach Charles Haughey a royalty statement for the p(...)

“For the past three years I’ve been working on a series called Uisce Anam [Soul Water].  Photograph: Barry Cronin

Scottish artist Janet Pierce first saw the place she now calls home 30 years ago. “I was invited to a party. It was actually the opening party for th(...)

Patrick Pye at the RHA annual exhibition in 2007. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

“One of the great individualists,” is how artist and Royal Hibernian Academy (RHA) president, Mick O’Dea, describes Patrick Pye who died on Thursday. (...)

Portraits of president of Cork Institute of Technology Dr Brendan Murphy and former chair of its governing body Dr Paddy Caffrey.

Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) has pledged to review the way it purchases art following criticism that it spent €20,000 on portraits of its presid(...)

Poet Michael Longley in his Belfast home. His 11th collection of poems, Angel Hill, has just been published. Photograph:  Stephen Davison

Michael Longley is stretched back in an armchair in his Belfast home, his clothing as colourful as the many bright paintings in the room by his artist(...)

Patrick Pye and Nóirín Pye at the opening of his exhibition at the Jorgensen Gallery, Molesworth Street in 2003. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Patrick Pye, an 88-year-old artist with fading sight and restricted mobility, was told by the Arts Council at the end of last month that his €17,180 A(...)

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