Baill de chór Phobal Aifreann Dhún Laoghaire lasmuigh d’Eaglais Naomh Mícheál. In éineacht leo tá Sophie McAteer (6) a deartháir Zachary (8) Mac Dara Ó Drisceoil (8) agus a dheartháir Tadhg (5). Grianghraf: Laura Hutton/The Irish Times

Foclóir: Gasra - group of people; feachtas - campaign, ladar - soup ladle, aighneas - dispute, imlitir - circular, díomuach - defeat, ardú meanma - ra(...)

Baill de chór Phobal Aifreann Dhún Laoghaire lasmuigh d’Eaglais Naomh Mícheál. In éineacht leo tá Sophie McAteer (6) a deartháir Zachary (8) Mac Dara Ó Drisceoil (8) agus a dheartháir Tadhg (5). Grianghraf: Laura Hutton/The Irish Times

Foclóir: Beagnach - almost, glaoch - call, scothmhór - fair-sized, diomá - disappointment, Coiste Tréadach - Pastoral Committee, cór - choir, tráthria(...)

Poulnabrone dolmen in Co Clare. Photograph: iStock

A koan is a paradoxical riddle without a solution. It’s also an apt definition of many of Ireland’s placenames. These encoded glimpses into our cultur(...)

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(...)