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There was no Galway International Arts Festival this summer, but there will be an autumn version for arts enthusiasts. The festival opens on September 3rd with John Gerrard’s Mirror Pavilion, above. See giaf.ie for details

“It felt like we were in the wrong town,” says John Crumlish, managing director of Galway International Arts Festival, recalling what it was like to w(...)

Samuel Beckett’s Endgame, directed by Conor McPherson (left) and Michael Gambon at the Beckett Film Project. Photograph: Pat Redmond

“Outside of here it’s death.” No play better captures the experience and the meaning of lockdown than Samuel Beckett’s Endgame. In it, four people – t(...)

The title of Normal People seems a little more archly ironic than it did previously.

Creative production has its own internal clock, depending on the artform. It’s one of the reasons why popular music down the years has often seemed mo(...)

Great Irish movies: Eamonn Owens as Francie Brady in The Butcher Boy, directed by Neil Jordan

IN VERY PARTICULAR ORDER, HERE’S OUR (CURRENTLY DEFINITIVE) PICK OF THE GREATEST IRISH MOVIES EVER MADE No sane person will sincerely claim that(...)

Dear Ireland: Edna O’Brien and Brendan Gleeson have been announced as among the artists taking part in the Abbey Theatre project. Photographs: Alan Betson and Rich Polk/Getty

Edna O’Brien, Brendan Gleeson, Blindboy and Enda Walsh are among the writers, performers and artists whom the Abbey Theatre has announced will partici(...)

Blindboy: one of the 50 writers taking part in Dear Ireland. Photograph: Alan Place

The Abbey Theatre has invited 50 writers to contribute a piece for one actor each that will help to reflect Ireland during the coronavirus outbreak. (...)

Radie Peat: I like the humour of people in Belfast – it’s a little meaner than in Dublin, in a good way
Radie Peat: On My Culture Radar

Restaurant  There’s an upscale Italian on Crow Street in Dublin called Rosa Madre. I used to live in Italy and I really miss the food, so anythin(...)

Sing Street: Brenock O’Connor in Enda Walsh’s adaptation of John Carney’s film. Photograph: Sara Krulwich/NYT

A boy presses Play, and the world goes away. That basic, everyday magic act, variations of which have been practiced by restless adolescents since the(...)

Endgame: Andrew Bennett, Rosaleen Linehan, Des Keogh and Anthony Morris. Photograph: Ros Kavanagh

ROSALEEN LINEHAN AND DES KEOGH ON GETTING COMFY IN THE BINS AT THE END OF THE WORLD IN PAN PAN’S NEW PRODUCTION OF SAMUEL BECKETT’S ENDGA(...)

Lorcan Cranitch (right) and playwright Rory Gleeson. Gleeson’s new play ‘Blood in the Dirt’ will premiere at The New Theatre, Temple Bar, starring Lorcan Cranitch.Photograph by Crispin Rodwell for the Irish Times

The explosion bursts directly overhead and sparks scatter across the thin roof of the rehearsal room. Lorcan Cranitch, bundled inside a coat and scarf(...)

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