Mary Nally

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Mary Nally: “I started up Third Age Ireland because I saw village life through my mother’s eyes and realised how little was available to keep her occupied and active.” Photograph: David Prendergast.

Mary Nally was working as a nurse at St Joseph’s Hospital in Trim, Co Meath, when her recently widowed mother came to live with her and her family. It(...)

Drop Everything’s ‘Loveen’ Sweatshirt (€45)

It’s easy to feel personally victimised by fashion when those in the know are claiming that plastic jeans and kitten heels are the hot new thing, but (...)

Body and Soul takes place on June 23rd to 25th at Ballinlough Castle, Co Westmeath. Photograph: Allen Kiely

At this year’s Body and Soul festival in Ballinlough Castle, Co Westmeath on June 23rd to 25th, The Irish Times is partnering with the Wonderlust stag(...)

Selected highlights chosen by Michael Dervan, Jim Carroll, Tony Clayton-Lea, Siobhán Long, Aidan Dunne, Peter Crawley and Cormac Larkin GOOD FRIDAY (...)

Fáilte Isteach class in Summerhill, Co Meath. (from left) Talite Loste, Marcella Sheridan, Sai Ying Pak and Slawomir Brandebura

Hazel Refat was browsing through the local library in Portlaoise when a flyer on the notice-board caught her eye. A group called Fáilte Isteach was lo(...)

New York queer hip-hop artist Zebra Katz at the Halla Scoile. Photograph: Doreen Kilfeather

It’s Friday evening at Drop Everything on Inisheer, and Anne Marshall is staring into the setting sun. About 300 people are gathered at Áras Éanna ar(...)

Inisheer is one of several islands hosting cultural happenings this summer. Photograph: Chris Hill

Step on to Inisheer island next weekend, from May 27th to 29th, and you’ll find yourself at the heart of Drop Everything. The cultural biennial will (...)

On a green journey: Michael Kelly of GIY. “It’s not really about self-sufficiency.”
It’s good to be green

Being able to boast solid green credentials is no longer just a nice thing for companies to be able to use in marketing campaigns. Environmental consc(...)

Crowds throng the main stage at Electric Picnic 2014. Photograph: Dave Meehan

For every long-running summer event, such as Indiependence, Life or Castlepalooza, you have the ill-fated Killarney Festival of Music & Food, w(...)

The Willis Clan from Nashville, Tennessee, performing in a previous year’s Fleadh Cheoil in Cavan. Photograph: Alan Betson

With “cuts” being the most uttered word in the arts sector, festivals have continued to look to private funders to make their events happen. But sp(...)

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