Early-morning swimmers at Sandycove, Co Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

As the summer sun rises over Sandycove beach and the nearby Forty Foot in south Dublin, the changing area for sea swimmers is a hub of activity. It’s(...)

Patrick O’Donnell plays a former soldier struggling to adjust to life in Nebraska

Snake Eaters New Theatre, Dublin ** Hillis, a US soldier returning from Afghanistan, has seen more than his share of calamity. Played by Patr(...)

Review: Weighing In

Weighing In Bewley’s Café Theatre, Dublin **Whatever you make of Ger Gallagher’s undemanding comedy, you can’t fault its timing. When better to stage (...)

Pat Donlon,  with her daughter Sinéad Kelly, granddaughter Emma Kelly and Frank Young at  Phelim Donlon’s funeral,  at the Church of St John the Baptist, Blackrock, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Phelim Donlon loved this time of year, his wife, Pat, recalled at the end of his funeral Mass in the Church of St John the Baptist, Blackrock, Dubl(...)