Oscar Wilde

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The Wilder hotel on Adelaide Road in Dublin 2. Built circa 1878 as a home for “aged governesses and unmarried females”, the formidable seven-bay Dublin building has had a long history. Photograph: Alan Betson

Anyone walking along Harcourt Terrace, a quiet backwater adjacent to the Grand Canal, with its mix of handsome Regency and Victorian houses, will be s(...)

Eileen Battersby with her horse Sophie in 2010. Photograph: Alan Betson

Eileen Battersby, the late Irish Times literary correspondent, who died on Sunday, December 23rd, after a car crash in Co Meath, was renowned for both(...)

James Mustich: “I spent 14 years writing this and I know that I’m going to spend the next 14 years hearing from people what should have been in it.”

1,000 Books to Read Before You Die: A Life-Changing List, by the American author James Mustich, is best understood less as a book, more as a kind of i(...)

Nicolas Roeg: formulated a singular film language – contorted narrative, awry angles, jarring edits – which  influenced many. Photograph: Ian West/PA

“I think I scratched surfaces that people would prefer were left alone,” Nicolas Roeg told The Irish Times a decade ago. “But all any of us has is thi(...)

Christopher Lee in the 1958  film, ‘Dracula’, directed by Terence Fisher. Photograph: Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images

Writers write about what they know, so when we try to understand where Bram Stoker took his inspiration for Dracula, we look to his own life. Stoker’(...)

Colm Tóibín. Photograph:  Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

There is a peculiar intensity about some streets in Dublin that gets more layered the longer you live in the city and the more stray memories and asso(...)

The Nightingale and the Rose: Kim Sheehan as Nightingale with the rest of the opera’s cast. Photograph: Jed Niezgoda

THE NIGHTINGALE AND THE ROSE The Everyman, Cork ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ The technical virtuosity enlivening this world premiere of John O’Brien’s operatic version (...)

The Young King by Oscar Wilde,   presented by Dublin Theatre Festival and The Ark

For most children, the Christmas pantomime is their first experience of the theatre. The familiar fairytale storyline, the integration of pop-cultural(...)

‘The relationship of the Church of Ireland with the totality of Irish history and culture . . . can only become more complex as we approach the commemoration of 150 years of Disestablishment,” Archbishop of Dublin Michael Jackson has said. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Members of the Church of Ireland must address their identity as Irish Anglicans, Archbishop of Dublin Michael Jackson has said. “The relationship of(...)

Visit the home of WB Yeats at Thoor Ballylee, on part of Lady Gregory’s Coole estate in Gort, Galway.

James Joyce: Fairview, Dublin James Joyce’s peripatetic childhood has left a number of homes for a pilgrimage map, though not all of which you c(...)

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