Frank Mccourt

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A picture from Spain. ‘He is photographed sitting in the front row (first left) of his class of young hopeful priests with his arms folded looking rather disgruntled while the other men smiled.’

I once sang in public on a weekly basis in Seville when I was studying the Spanish language and flamenco dancing. I always had an urge to go there. I (...)

Eoin Cannon as Frank McCourt in Angela’s Ashes The Musical.

One doesn’t so much have a conversation with Malachy McCourt as furnish him with an audience. To chat with him is to be pelted with brilliant one-line(...)

Meg Hennessy and James Russell in The Shadow of a Gunman. ‘It was through O’Casey that the American public got to know some of the great actors like Barry Fitzgerald, FJ McCormack, Eileen Crowe – actors that were picked up by John Ford.’

As you turn into a quiet street in the Chelsea district of Manhattan, the façade of the Irish Repertory Theatre edges into view. The former warehouse (...)

Brendan O’Carroll as Mrs Brown in this year’s ‘Mrs Brown’s Boys’ Christmas special. Photograph: Alan Peebles

The Mrs Brown’s Boys Christmas special was the most-watched television programme in Ireland this Christmas. Mrs Brown’s Boys: Mammy’s Mummy, in which(...)

Lucian Freud, Bella and Esther, 1988, oil on canvas, from the artist’s private collection, can be seen as part of The Freud Project at the Irish Museum of Modern Art.
A guide to what’s on this weekend
  • Film
  • December 22, 2017, 00:00

The Sound of Music Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Dublin, until Saturday, January 6th, 7.30pm and some 2.30pm matinees. Tickets €21-€65 The Grand Canal(...)

Pray for Baz

If there is a heaven, it seems entirely possible that Baz Ashmawy, a charismatic man blessed with schoolboy cheek, will try to blag his way into it, e(...)

Angela’s Ashes, the animation

Is there a trick to cooking Christmas dinner in minutes rather than slaving over a chopping board and a hot oven for hours? Order it from a deli or su(...)

Malachy McCourt

In Frank McCourt’s bestselling memoir, Angela’s Ashes, nobody is more responsible for his “miserable Irish Catholic childhood” than his father, Malach(...)

Eoin Cannon as Frank, Jacinta Whyte as Angela, Marty Maguire as Malachy and Bryan Burroughs in Angela’s Ashes. Photograph: Patrick Redmond

Angela’s Ashes: The Musical Bord Gáis Energy Theatre **** The first thing to say about Angela’s Ashes: The Musical is that it sounds so much better t(...)

Ellen McCourt with Frank McCourt’s  daughter Maggie and grandsons Jack and Avery.  Photograph: Press 22

The rain now synonymous with the Limerick of Angela’s Ashes was noticeably absent as the family of the novel’s author, Frank McCourt, scattered his as(...)

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