John Spillane

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Lost Lane: Dublin's newest nightclub

Lillie’s Bordello, the Dublin nightclub that shut its doors for the final time in January, reopens on Friday as Lost Lane, a music and entertainment v(...)

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Italian legends   Celebrate the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci in Milan next year with a special experience provided by Ba(...)

Buswells Hotel: “I started out in the kitchen, then worked my way up to the hall,” concierge Paddy Clerkin says. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

“What’s your soup of the day?” asks a lady in her soft Donegal accent while an American tourist at the next table, with mobile to her ear, loudly reco(...)

Slaughtneil’s Josie McMullan and Siobhán McKaigue celebrate at the final whistle after the semi-final win over Tipperary and Munster champions, Burgess Duharra. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Aoife Cassidy has always been right in the thick of it where Slaughtneil hurling is concerned. Nine years ago she was on the club’s U-14 team that rea(...)

Tubridy sitting beneath a smock as Margaret Curran applies his make-up. “This is one of my least favourite things,”

It’s Friday morning, on April 22nd, and Ryan Tubridy is looking at his suits and ties. There’s a row of them, amid racks of more outlandish costumes (...)

Electric Picnic in Stradbally, Co Laois, which takes place in early September. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

JANUARY Yeats 2015 All year A national celebration of the life and work of the Nobel prize-winning poet, with an extensive programm(...)

A record attempt for the largest number of Hot Air Balloons to take off simultaneously in a single line will take place at Waterford Airport on Monday, September 22 at 7am as part of the Irish Hot Air Ballooning Championships. Photograph: Patrick Browne/In-Line

All-Ireland football finalsKerry and Donegal will contest both the 2014 minor and senior All Ireland football finals at Croke Park on Sunday. Kerry ar(...)

Ed Sheeran: four nights in a row at Dublin's O2 in October

One season ends and another begins. As the outdoor shows run out of road, it’s time to return to the indoor halls, clubs and arenas. Many would arg(...)

Clodagh McKenna will take part in Ireland’s biggest barbecue competition at Riverfest in Limerick this weekend. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Hurling League final Old rivals Tipperary and Kilkenny will face off in Semple Stadium in Thurles at 3.30pm on Sunday. The Cats beat Galway(...)

Rachel Ries: in her early 20s, she ripped herself away from the ‘very, very conservative’ Mennonite community she grew up in and moved to New York

She loves Clonakilty black pudding, makes her own homemade jam to sell at concerts and, for people who helped to fund her album, hand-stitches (...)

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