Poet Martin Dyar and Cúirt festival director Dani Gill unveil a plaque at the east bank of the Salmon Weir Bridge in Galway city which recalls time spent there by WB Yeats, George Moore and Edward Martyn. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Galway city’s association withWB Yeats and George Moore and an infamous late-night crubeen cafe known as ‘The Kasbah’ have been commemorated with two (...)

Theo Dorgan’s collection was called a “lumunious book” by the judges. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The winner of this year’s Irish Times Poetry Now award is Cork-born poet Theo Dorgan for his collection, Nine Bright Shiners. The presentation of t(...)

Belfast city centre. Photograph: Nigel Andrews/Thinkstock

Wouldn’t it be great for Van Morrison to hear Taylor Blackstock and her classmates chorally reciting Song of Ashfield, muses the 13-year-old school(...)

Writer Joseph O’Neill. A reading by O’Neill is one of the events announced for this year’s Cúirt literary festival in Galway. Photograph: Ulf Andersen/Getty Images

Man Booker long-listed writer Joseph O’Neill, Arab-American poet Naomi Shihab Nye and Scottish novelist and playwright Irvine Welsh will read at this (...)

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The shortlist for this year’s Irish Times Poetry Now Award has been announced.The award, now in its 10th year, is presented for the best single vol(...)

This year’s IMRAM highlight, The Bob Marley Project, is on at the Pavilion Theatre, Dún Laoghaire, this Friday, October 10th, at 8pm

Once upon a time … I was a reader, but not a reader of literature in Irish. I was a speaker of Irish, or a kind of Irish, having been brought up speak(...)

American author Suzanne Strempek Shea (l) with Mags Riordan, the subject of her new book, and Leo Moran of The Saw Doctors. Strempek Shea will be reading at this year’s Clifden Arts Festival. Photograph: Suzanne Strempek Shea

A tribute to composer Seán Ó Riada by musicians Micheál Ó Suilleabháin and Mel Mercier and Druid Theatre’s latest Tom Murphy productions are among hig(...)

President Michael D Higgins said it was an honour to  become a Freeman of a city of writers, poets, sports stars, patriots and composers. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

President Michael D Higgins today recalled Cork’s great contributions to Irish politics, sport and culture over the past 100 years as he spoke (...)

Dublin book event to celebrate capital city in verse and song 2:07

A month-long programme of events celebrating a collection of verse and songs associated with Dublin was officially announced by Lord Mayor of Dubli(...)

Featuring authentic Chinese performances such as dragon and lion dances, the Dublin Chinese New Year Festival takes place in the Temple Bar area this weekend. Photograph: Erik De Castro/Reuters

Dublin Chinese New Year FestivalThe Dublin Chinese New Year Festival marks the 4712th year of the Chinese calendar in the Temple Bar area this weekend(...)

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