Thomas Moore

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John Thomond O’Brien: known as Don Juan O’Brien, he was an honoured veteran of the South American wars  of independence

The Isla del Sol, or Island of the Sun, on Lake Titicaca is one of the most important sites in Inca mythology. It lies almost 4,000 metres above sea(...)

Take a walk at Coucane Barra, and pass the entrance to St Finbarr’s Oratory and  the serene lake shore

Back in 2001, to protect our agriculture industry during the foot-and-mouth crisis, we were banned from visiting the hills, and Irish countryside gene(...)

JoAnn Falletta conducts the RTÉ NSO in a programme of Strauss and Respighi at the NCH on Friday November 1st

Saturday 26  PHILIP GLASS RESIDENCY National Concert Hall, Dublin (also Sunday 27)  There’s a Philip Glass marathon at the National Concert(...)

Bewley’s of Grafton Street: the facade of the landmark Dublin cafe

You’re walking down Grafton Street in Dublin and duck into Bewley’s, that institution of a coffee house that’s so familiar we hardly ever think about (...)

Even if you have no interest in English football, you will probably be aware that something called the “January transfer window” is now open. This lib(...)

Composed by Loudest Whisper founder and lead guitarist Brian O’Reilly (above left), The Children of Lir was first staged by the band in 1973. This May 18th and 19th his son Oran (above right) and  granddaughter Orna O’Reilly (centre) both join the show at the Cork Opera House to perform on guitar and in the choir respectively.

It has inspired work by composer Thomas Moore, folklorist Lady Gregory and sculptor Oisin Kelly – and the story of the Children of Lir is about to be (...)

 Statue of Oliver Goldsmith at Trinity College Dublin. Photograph: iStock

When the statue of Lord Carlisle was blown from its plinth in the People’s Garden in the Phoenix Park on July 28th, 1958, the incident was news for on(...)

A High Court judge said there was ‘most minor’ contact between Thomas Moore and Mary Carroll’s vehicles and  the damage was no more than ‘scuff marks’. File image: iStock.

An “accident prone” man faces a substantial legal costs bill after losing an action for damages against a woman over what he claimed was a traffic acc(...)

Reimagining Thomas Moore, the 19th century poet, songwriter and singer whose Irish Melodies are embedded in folk memory, is the task that Eleanor McEv(...)

The Boora Pyramid at Lough Boora Discovery Park, Co Offaly.
Family walks for Christmas
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  • December 21, 2016, 13:00

Often, I am asked my favourite season for exploring the countryside. Most expect it will be spring or autumn, but actually it’s Christmastime that doe(...)

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