Tara Kennedy

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Westport, courtesy National Library of Ireland, Lawrence Collection.

We have some interesting ways of being in Ireland. On the one hand we’re inordinately proud of our reputation overseas. We know and love how well rega(...)

A Site for Culture: Atelier Rae  proposes the use of scaffolding to create sheltered open-air venues for culture and the arts. Concept drawing: atelierrae.ie

After too many conversations about what’s not allowed, we have to start thinking about what is possible, and how to make it happen. We have a clear ch(...)

“Work in the Visual Arts is so badly paid in Ireland – the average annual income is between €10,000 and €15,000 a year – that it is especially tricky to sustain a career, because you can’t afford childcare.”

When Amanda Coogan was beginning to think about becoming a parent, the voice of her mentor, Marina Abramovic, kept coming to mind. “If you want to be (...)

Market House, Castleblayney, Co Monaghan. Photograph: Magnaparte

Drive through almost any Irish country town and you will see abandoned shops, empty houses and discover a general air of slow decline. You will also f(...)

Magazine by Eileen Gray / Le Corbusier

This year’s 16th Venice Architecture Biennale, which opens in May, is bound to become known as the “Irish biennale”. Not only is it being curated by Y(...)

 Commonage, by Culturstruction: an inclusive approact to design. Photograph courtesy of Royal Hibernian Academy

Commonage, an art and architectural project, was founded in 2010 in Callan, Co Kilkenny. The name was inspired by Augustinian monks who left their lan(...)