Standish O’Grady

The Shattered Worlds of Standish O’Grady By Christopher Boettcher Four Courts Press, €55 Standish O’Grady’s background was west Cork landed gentry. Ea(...)

Liam Ó Muirthile  in Dún Laoghaire in 2007: “Liam lived life; his legacy is the inspiration to live ours.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

PHILIP KING Speaking about his 770km walk across the Pyrenees from Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port to Santiago de Compostela, in the autumn of 2015, Liam Ó Mu(...)

Timi Martins from Nigeria with his Polish-born wife Jolanta and children Gabriella (10) and Rebecca (8).

You never thought it would happen – the moment the words directed at your children are coming out of your mouth, you realise: “I sound just like my mo(...)

Traffic disruption on the M7 motorway. Increase in car ownership and commuting during the boom  was highest in the greater Dublin area. Photograph: Eamonn Farrell/Photocall Ireland

Higher income levels among those employed in the greater Dublin area do not compensate for the cost of commuting, a study by NUI Galway (NUIG) has fou(...)

“Modern” is a funny word in Ireland. In other countries, modern implies a straight line of development, from rural to urban, from agricultural to ind(...)

All the musicians from Into the Tradition on stage at the  NCH

Elemental and meandering, our music, songs and poetry have carved themselves into the fabric of who we are, and this celebration of the last 100 years(...)

Building blocks and recurring patterns: both are in abundance in The Gloaming 2. This five-piece coalition has already blown the door wide open on t(...)

Manchán Magan: offering at-risk words to anybody willing to care for them, to nourish and nurture them, to slip them into sentences and to named loved ones after them

If you put a baby seal amid adult seals, or a fawn with deer, or a kid with goats, they recognise their mother’s voice instantly and head straight (...)

Kyoto lidded vase, mark of Namikawa Yasuyuki, circa 1890. Copyright Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Seven Treasures Chester Beatty Library, Dublin Castle *****   Cloisonné is an ancient enamelling technique. As a process, the(...)

The statue of Patrick Kavanagh on the canal near Baggot Street bridge. The poet’s A Christmas Childhood is among the 10 poems shortlisted in search for  Ireland’s best loved poems of the past 100 years. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Patrick Kavanagh’s timeless A Christmas Childhood, William Butler Yeats’s Easter 1916 and Paul Durcan’s Making Love Outside Áras an Uachtaráin have be(...)

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