Luke Kelly

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One of the collateral benefits of a finely tuned folk collection is the possibility for further travel they offer the listener. A song is a spur to ex(...)

Sean McKenna and Charles and Andrew Hendy of The  Mary Wallopers in the cottage/barn near Dundalk where they live and run traditional music Youtube gigs. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Two Mary Wallopers take their laptop for a walk to show me where this interview is taking place. They’re in a newly created room above the barn behind(...)

Roddy Doyle: “Slagging is virtually always very affectionate.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/ The Irish Times

The writer discovered this because, when he started writing The Commitments, he knew it was good. But No matter when or where his work is set, Doyl(...)

Michael Dunne (47), of Sophia Housing project, Sean McDermott Street, Dublin 1, leaving court on Tuesday. Photograph: Collins

A man has appeared in court charged in connection with the vandalism of a statue of Luke Kelly in Dublin. Michael Dunne (47) from Sophia Housing, Sea(...)

Dublin City Council said it was   “serious consideration will be given in light of the most recent attack to alternative ways of protecting this important work. Removal temporarily or permanently or finding an alternative site cannot be ruled out” due to the ongoing vandalism. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Gardaí investigating criminal damage to the Luke Kelly sculpture in Dublin’s north docks have arrested and charged a man, aged in his 40s. The man w(...)

Earlier this week in Dublin two Luke Kelly sculptures were doused in white paint. Photograph: Alan Betson

What do Luke Kelly and Edward Colston have in common? Kelly was a working class Dubliner, legendary singer, communist, folk hero. Colston was a mercha(...)

George had a lifelong love of Patrick Kavanagh’s poetry and had met him on a couple of occasions.

Minutes before Daddy died I sang him a verse of Raglan Road down the phone. Even though I was snottering and wailing I could hear him breathe so stron(...)

Graffiti on the  Luke Kelly sculpture on Sheriff Street in Dublin. Photograph: Anthony Flynn

The sculpture of Luke Kelly on Sheriff Street in Dublin may have to be moved if vandalism continues, a local councillor has said. Independent counci(...)

Sheila Forsey is an honours graduate from Maynooth in creative writing. The Secret of Eveline House is published by Poolbeg Press

Tell us about your new work and how it came about – the story behind the story. My new book is a work of historical fiction and is called The Secret o(...)

The Luke Kelly statue on guild Street, Dublin being cleaned after being defaced. Photograph:Gareth Chaney/Collins

The sculpture of musician Luke Kelly in Dublin’s north docks is a “site specific work” and is integral to its waterside setting, public art manager wi(...)

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