Luke Kelly

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Sarah Lynott and Cathleen Lynott , daughters of Phil Lynott with new coin. Photograoh: Tom Honan

A commemorative silver coin marking 70 years since rock artist Phil Lynott was born was unveiled by President Michael D Higgins on Tuesday. Lynott g(...)

Police under attack during the civil rights demonstration in the Bogside area of Derry city. Photograph: Express Newspapers/Getty

To some, Billy McVeigh was the best rioter in Derry. “I would never take that claim,” he emphasises, “but people insist on saying it. “It was becaus(...)

The Luke Kelly statue after being daubed with black paint.

A statue of musician Luke Kelly on Sheriff Street, Dublin, has been vandalised. Photographs on social media show black paint across a section of the (...)

 The Invisible Past.  Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Five artists have been shortlisted for the 2019 Royal College of Surgeons Ireland (RCSI) Art Award. The artworks were selected from more than 500 work(...)

John Sheahan: Fiddle player, composer, poet, wood carver and origami enthusiast.

“There’s always been a bit of a mystery about the fiddle,” John Sheahan muses. “Every time I pick it up, I wonder what kind of a sound I’ll get out of(...)

Mary Black, contestant and presenter

At one point in the brisk first episode of Ireland’s Favourite Folk Song (RTÉ One, Sunday, 7.30pm), George Furey considers The Green Fields of France,(...)

President Michael D Higgins and his wife, Sabina, with Lord Mayor of Dublin Nial Ring and artist Vera Klute, having unveiled the Luke Kelly statue in Dublin 1, on January 30th, 2019. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

We all have our heroes, some of us may even do heroic things, but it is not given to everyone to have a statue erected in their memory, never mind two(...)

There was something quintessentially Dublin about the fact that, after many years of lobbying for the erection of a statue to commemorate Luke Kelly in his native city, two were unveiled on the same day this week. Photograph: Paul Kelly

There was something quintessentially Dublin about the fact that, after many years of lobbying for the erection of a statue to commemorate Luke Kelly i(...)

President Michael D Higgins and his wife, Sabina, with Lord Mayor of Dublin Nial Ring and artist Vera Klute, at the Guild Street site, in the docklands. Mr Higgins unveiled two sculptures of   Luke Kelly  on Wednesday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Luke Kelly’s version of A Town I Loved So Well is regarded as the definitive one though it was written about Derry and not his native Dublin. The la(...)

The Luke Kelly statue by Dublin artist Vera Klute is lowered into place on Sherrif Street in Dublin. Photograph:  Paul Kelly

You wait years for a Luke Kelly statue, and then two of them come along at once. Tomorrow, the city unveils two separate sculptures, on either side of(...)

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