John Spillane

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 Principal Barth Harrington at Scoil na mBuachaillí in Clonakilty, west Cork. Photograph:  Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Teaching through a coronavirus pandemic has literally proven an education – and not just for pupils, according to one Co Cork primary school principal(...)

Niamh Farrell (left) and Brian Darcy of HamsandwicH perform at the Choice Music Prize live event at Vicar Street on March 3rd 2016 in Dublin. HamsandwicH are one of 16 acts to feature on the charity single. Photograph: Kieran Frost/Redferns

A who’s who of Irish musicians are coming together help raise funds to purchase personal protective equipment for charity-run nursing homes with a cov(...)

We have been absolutely blessed down in Cork with our plethora of sporting stars and sporting moments that so naturally follow. From gallant footballe(...)

Slaughtneil’s Aoife Cassidy in action against St Martin’s in the All-Ireland senior camogie club  final in Croke Park last March. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

It’s incredibly rare to live through a batch of teams dominating across different sports – Liverpool in this year’s Premier League, Lyon in women’s so(...)

Bassist and vocalist Paul Linehan described the song as “a celebration of life and the value of relationships even when they have their ups and downs”. Photograph:  Jon Lusk/Redferns

It may never actually mention Cork but The Frank and Walters’ hit single After All has been voted Cork’s Favourite Song, seeing off other famous Leesi(...)

John Spillane: On My Culture Radar
  • Culture
  • September 14, 2019, 05:00

Current favourite book I’m reading The Atlantean Irish by Bob Quinn, which delves into Irish mythology and history. It turns out St Patrick never dro(...)

Jim Walsh and William Hammond (centre in light blue shirts) have been organising the Cork Folk Festival on a voluntary basis over the last 40 years. Photograph: Tony O’Connell photography

It was the year of the Pope’s visit, Maggie Thatcher becoming British Prime Minister and the Boomtown Rats making No 1 in the UK Charts with Rat Trap (...)

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(...)

Explore Alaska on a cruise.

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(...)

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