This “docu-cantata” by Donnacha Dennehy featuring Alarm Will Sound, conductor Alan Pierson, soprano Katherine Manley, and sean nós singer Iarla Ó Lion(...)

Sean-nós singer Iarla Ó Lionáird at  rehearsal: “I’m sort of the everyman.” Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The sean-nós singer Iarla Ó Lionáird is digging a grave on a special earth-filled platform in Wesley House off Dublin’s Leeson Street. Standing near h(...)

Malcolm Proud will give an organ recital at St Canice’s Cathedral, Kilkenny, on Saturday, August 17th.

Saturday August 17  Kilkenny Arts Festival kilkennyarts.ie There are two appealing concerts in the closing days of Kilkenny Arts Festival. Satur(...)

Stone path and  cottage of the Irish Hunger Memorial in New York.Photograph: Stan Honda/AFP/Getty

Amid the shiny skyscrapers of Lower Manhattan, where Vesey Street meets Battery Park City Esplanade, a scrap of western Ireland slopes against the Hud(...)

In Ireland, children and the aged accounted for one-third of the Irish population in the 1840s, but three-fifths of the deaths.

How to name the Great Famine? For some people, especially Irish-Americans, even using that phrase is an anathema; they prefer the term The Great Hunge(...)

“It’s stamped ‘October 2018’, which must be  either a best-before date  or a half-life”

One of the revelations of last week’s snowstorm was how dependent Irish people are, emotionally and physically, on bread. Running jokes aside, the sho(...)

Daniel O’Connell Summer School academic director  Prof Maurice Bric of UCD has confirmed Dr Mary  McAleese has accepted an invitation to address the event, held annually in O’Connell’s birthplace of Cahersiveen and his home at Caherdaniel. Image: Daniel O’Connell Summer School website

Former president Dr Mary McAleese will give the keynote address at this year’s Daniel O’Connell Summer School in South Kerry, where she will speak abo(...)