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Aideen Barry’s Not to be Known: a single channel performative film from 2015

What were your cultural highlights? Aideen Barry’s Brittlefield at RHA in July: dark shards turned into private viewing experiences of worlds where (...)

Seán Keating’s “Men of the West” Courtesy of the  Hugh Lane Gallery.

One of the definitive paintings of Ireland’s revolutionary period is Seán Keating’s Men of the West. It represents 1917 in the Fintan O’Toole series M(...)

The late architect Michael Scott, pictured aged 82 in 1987, founded the ROSC art exhibitions. Photograph: Kevin McMahon

The recent publication of The Poetry of Vision: The ROSC Art Exhibitions 1967-1988, written by Peter Shortt and published by Irish Academic Press, rec(...)

 Eileen Gray’s modernist  home, E-1027, at Roquebrune-Cap-Martin in the South of France, which features murals by Le Corbusier

While the Irish have a reputation for travelling the world, so too does our culture. Beyond the ubiquitous Irish pub, with its varying degrees of aut(...)

Joggers by Michael Kane

Modality of the Visible: Michael Kane Dublin City Gallery, The Hugh Lane, Dublin **** Few would have predicted the turn taken by Michael Kane in h(...)

Salvaged: one of the telegraph machines from the sunken ship   ‘Lusitania’.  Photograph: Eoin McGarry

One of the telegraph machines from the sunken ship the Lusitania has been recovered from the ocean floor off the coast of Co Cork, Minister for Herita(...)

“Modern” is a funny word in Ireland. In other countries, modern implies a straight line of development, from rural to urban, from agricultural to ind(...)

The Hugh Lane Gallery on Parnell Square in Dublin city is a registered charity. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The board of directors of Dublin’s Hugh Lane Gallery could be dissolved due to a “lack of clarity” regarding its role, a report on its structure has s(...)

Stars of the Lid, National Concert Hall, Dublin, Sunday

FRIDAY Slam Hangar, Dublin 10.30pm €15/€12 When it comes to techno luminaries, Slam’s Stuart McMillan and Orde Meikle are very much in the top div(...)

The viewing tower in Smithfield Square, Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

A few weeks ago I awoke to a radio report that a violent incident had happened in “Kevin Barry House in north inner city Dublin”. That was all listen(...)

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