Mary Leland

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Wilton Castle, in Co Wexford. Photograph: James Fenlon

It may not be very often that a vote of thanks is offered to the Irish Revenue Commissioners. Yet without them who would find the way to lock 26 on th(...)

Jane and Patrick Annesley pictured at their ancestral home, Annesgrove near Castletownroche in Co Cork. The family have been there for close on 400 years. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

“During a tour of the garden an American visitor asked me how long my family had lived here. When I said about 400 years he said: ‘Don’t you think tha(...)

“Don’t make unnecessary journeys.” – Teresa Mannion, RTÉ

“I recognise no partition. I recognise it as no crime to be in my own country. I would be ashamed of my own name and my murdered husband’s name if I d(...)

Utopia Ltd Cork Boat Club ★ The most significant difficulty afflicting this Makeshift Ensemble production for the Cork Midsummer Festival is of(...)

Everyman Theatre, Cork ★★★★ There’s very little left of Rudyard Kipling in this Metta Theatre version of The Jungle Book, staged as part of the C(...)

Christiane O’Mahony, who wrote and stars in Sisters of the Rising

Sisters of the Rising Everyman Palace, Cork ★★ The quiet plucking of a harp, so emblematic in itself that it might have arrived straight from Tara’(...)

Scientist Ed Curry with artist Ceara Conway and teacher Ger Power in Scoil Chuimín & Caitríona, Oughterard, Co Galway.

Placing creativity at the heart of teaching is a holy grail for educators. The conference Opening the Door to Creative Teaching and Learning, hoste(...)

“Donal’s babes”: the Irish Times journalists Maeve Donelan, Nell McCafferty, Mary Maher, Geraldine Kennedy, Renagh Holohan, Gabrielle Williams, Christina Murphy, Mary Cummins and Caroline Walsh. Photograph: The Irish Times

Twentieth-century modernity The “Aeolus” episode of James Joyce’s epic of Dublin life, Ulysses, is set in the office of the Freeman’s Journal (and Ev(...)

Throughout her long life, Maigread Murphy, who has died aged 94, was a formidable and deeply influential presence at the heart of Cork’s cultur(...)

From left: ‘Irish Times’ journalists Maeve Donnellan, Nell McCafferty, Mary Maher, Geraldine Kennedy, Gabrielle Williams, Renagh Holohan (seated), Christina Murphy, Mary Cummins and Caroline Walsh.

Just before Christmas, on one of several aborted gift-shopping expeditions, I found myself sheltering from torrential rain in Chapters bookshop on Dub(...)

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