Tyrone Power: 'Each of my characters are, according to my ability, painted from nature.'

References to Tyrone Power might bring to mind the American matinee idol who died in his prime in the 1950s, but his ancestor, born William Grattan Po(...)

Micheál Ó Nualláin – artist, savant, and brother of the comic genius Brian

Readers with long memories might recall the short-lived and highly uninfluential Campaign Against Cold Guinness which I launched in another corner of (...)

Most novelists work hard to hide their research and let the story come alive on the page. But in her debut novel Lorna Gibb deliberately puts research(...)

Brad Pitt Light Orchestra: Gúna Nua’s historical musical The Unlucky Cabin Boy, a collaboration with Mike Finn and the Brad Pitt Light Orchestra, epitomised the interdisciplinary strengths of the programme

A week is a long time in politics, and in the bewildering first days of January, when Limerick City of Culture immediately turned into a fiasco, you c(...)

Kelly McAuley and Marie Mullen in The Colleen Bawn
The Colleen Bawn

The Colleen BawnBlack Box, Galway****Dion Boucicault’s mastery of stagecraft is easy to admire, but striking the right melodramatic note for his work (...)