Dancer Emma O’Sullivan performs to music from her small amplifier while busking in Galway city centre. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Connemara sean-nós dancer Emma O’Sullivan used to earn a living in Dublin until the threat of fines of between €75 and €1,500 drove her back west. No(...)

  Cian Treacy and Barry Ryan (right ) with the captains of the Munster-winning teams:   Katie Ryan (soccer),  Anna Gavin (camogie) and  Aoife Maher (football).

The old streets of Thurles have rattled and hummed to a sporting beat for so long that its place in our hearts can often be taken for granted. Birthp(...)

A premier performance by a new traditional supergroup featuring Planxty and Moving Hearts founder member Donal Lunny is among the highlights of this year’s Cork Folk Festival . File photoraph: Bryan O’Brien

A premier performance by a new traditional supergroup featuring Planxty and Moving Hearts founder member Donal Lunny is among the highlights of this y(...)