James Joyce

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In a Word . . . Dog

They say that if you want to experience unconditional love, get a dog. And truly if there is one thing this pandemic has underlined, it is humanity’s (...)

John Millington Synge. Drawing by John Butler Yeats, National Gallery of Ireland

Born in Dublin 150 years ago today (April 16th), John Millington Synge would still be only a baby when the event that inspired his greatest play happe(...)

 Rachael Blackmore: “I just can’t believe I’m after winning the Grand National.” Photograph: Tim Goode/Getty Images

After winning the English Grand National on Saturday, Rachael Blackmore couldn’t believe she was after winning it and, saying so in those terms, confu(...)

Sean McKenna and Charles and Andrew Hendy of The  Mary Wallopers in the cottage/barn near Dundalk where they live and run traditional music Youtube gigs. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Two Mary Wallopers take their laptop for a walk to show me where this interview is taking place. They’re in a newly created room above the barn behind(...)

“I found myself poring over an 1816 map of the Phoenix Park. Some of the features survive today and will be painfully well known to many runners”.

While trying to explain the features of certain Dublin landscape paintings recently (Irishman’s Dairy, March 17th & 19th), I found myself poring o(...)

Bus Éireann: proud sponsors of Dublin GAA

A Cork correspondent exiled in Roscommon asks if I am familiar with the word “grig”, a verb meaning “to annoy” which he recently heard used by his wif(...)

 David Stifter, Professor  of Old Irish at Maynooth University, favours the argument for the origin of the name Tadhg as deriving from a word meaning “badger”.

Writing about the name Tadhg last week, I suggested it derived from an Irish word meaning “poet” or “storyteller”. That’s the usual theory, and an und(...)

Now, more than ever, we need our ability to entertain contradictory ideas; to glean some empathy for and understanding of the lives of others. Photograph: Getty

F Scott Fitzgerald wrote that “the test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time”. Or, as Ja(...)

28 Fitzwilliam Square, Dublin 2

In its heyday, this is the time of year when the residents of Fitzwilliam Square would take a long break after the Irish Social Season. It was when th(...)

Digital artist Beeple (aka Mike Winkelmann) and his collage “Everydays: the First 5,000 Days” sold for $69 million

If the phrase “non-fungible token” doesn’t make you burst out laughing, I question whether you are fully human. Fungible! It sounds like a naughty dou(...)

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