Dylan Thomas

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Used to traffic, the sheep of the Iveragh peninsula don’t jump out of your way. Photograph: Frank McNally 

There was no Puck Fair in Killorglin this year, for obvious reasons. To misquote Bach, goats could safely graze in the surrounding mountains, for once(...)

Citysong: Whatever your stage in life, wherever your home, you are reflected in Dylan Coburn Gray’s careful map. Photograph: Ros Kavanagh

CITYSONG Abbey Theatre, Dublin ★★★★☆ It takes a moment to recognise the shape within Sarah Bacon’s set: a shattered, jagged mirror that provides the (...)

Director Caitríona McLaughlin and writer Dylan Coburn Gray: ‘I’m always struck by how many people say the city comes through in the play,’ says Coburn Gray. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

To begin at the beginning. For years Dylan Coburn Gray’s father would quote one playfully circuitous line from Under Milk Wood, Dylan Thomas’s transc(...)

Citysong

CITYSONG Abbey Theatre, Abbey Street Lower, Dublin 1. Previews May 25th-28th, opens May 29th-June 8th, 7.30pm (Saturday matinée 2pm). abbeytheat(...)

Americana veteran, writer and painter Tom Russell is rarely short of a word or six, though in fairness his rich past has generated great stories. They(...)

Dylan Thomas: a Welsh poet, apparently. Photograph: Picture Post/Hulton Archive

I recently found myself at one of those restrained, impossibly adult wine and nibbly food affairs where people discuss respectable topics in staid to(...)

Welsh poet and playwright Dylan Thomas.

A former BBC journalist’s €75,000 defamation claim against a 92-year-old widow, from whom he bought the copyright of eight pictures of Dylan Thomas, h(...)

Colum Eastwood: at 32, the youngest-ever leader of the SDLP and the youngest MLA in the Assembly delivered a cracking victory speech.  Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA Wire

“That’s the best speech we’ve heard in a hundred years,” said a hugely enthused SDLP supporter to reporters at the press desk after new leader Colum E(...)

Thierry Jarnet leads Treve to victory in last year’s Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp  in Paris last year. Photograph: Eric Feferbergeric/AFP/Getty

Her trainer insists should Treve secure an unprecedented hat-trick of Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe victories it will make the French superstar racing’s g(...)

Kieren Fallon: will be hoping for a triumphant return to Tipperary on board Sovereign Debt. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

It is four years since Kieren Fallon rode a winner in Ireland, and eight years since he rode a winner at Tipperary. However the legendary former cham(...)

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