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Mystery Train - your weekly selection of tracks from John Kelly

Mystery Train host John Kelly Complete Mystery Train playlists - all the right notes in the right or...

Culture 5 - your cultural highlights for the next seven days

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Charlie Lennon remembered: thoughts on a traditional music giant

Via The Journal Of Music: Toner Quinn remembers the great traditional musician and composer, who pas...

Tune Of The Week: Sun Stop by Lux Alma x Dashoda

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Book Of The Week: Land Is All That Matters by Myles Dungan

He also – importantly – makes use of the National Folklore Collection, "a vital reservoir of myth as...

Dublin music school to play final notes after 45 years

A popular music school in south county Dublin will close for the last time later today. Newpark Acad...

Artists mark disability scheme's 10th anniversary

The Connect scheme, set up in 2014 was designed to focus on professional artists who were at the ‘mi...

Pixar's Inside Out 2 reviewed by a psychologist

When we think of teenagers experiencing anxiety, we're likely to think about it as a mental health c...

Watch: The Art of Reading: Megan Nolan talks to Colm Tóibín

The Art of Reading is a monthly book club hosted by Colm Tóibín, the Laureate for Irish Fiction. Eac...

New chapter for The Arts Council as Maura McGrath takes the Chair

Other pressing issues also include reviewing the pending Crowe Report on past governance issues at t...

The Real Carrie Jade - episode 3 re-cap - I'm Lucy Fitzwilliams!

And it’s about to irrevocably alter how you think about the concept of type, because while romantic ...

A writer in exile - Aimée Walsh on her debut novel

Exile, appropriately, was written while I lived away from my home-city, Belfast. I had been living i...

When is an archive not an archive?

While it may seem obvious that the IFI Irish Film Archive is (as its name suggests) recognized as an...

€6m in funding to provide artist workspaces

Funding of €6 million is being provided to deliver artist workspaces across the country. The shortag...

Natural History Museum to close for major refurbishment

The Natural History Museum in Dublin is to close from September for a number of years to facilitate ...

Sunday Miscellany: A Café Called Dorice, by Oliver Sears

"A pub called 'the Swiss Tavern', once a former tollgate keeper’s cottage, gives Swiss Cottage in No...

Sunday Miscellany: The Argument for Children, by Rory Gleeson

"There are to my mind just two reasons to have children. Reason A: They are lovely. Reason B: You wi...

The Sugar Wife - Elizabeth Kuti on the Abbey's summer show

I started writing The Sugar Wife almost 25 years ago. The world was very different; I was very diffe...

Girls' Night - photographer Eimear Lynch on Ireland's teen discos

Girls' Night, the first photo book from acclaimed Irish photographer Eimear Lynch, explores girlhood...

Walled In By Hate: Kevin O'Higgins, His Friends and Enemies by Arthur Mathews - read an extract

We present an extract from Walled In By Hate: Kevin O'Higgins, His Friends and Enemies, the new book...

Heavenly Flowers: The Hamilton Field Book of Hours at the Chester Beatty

The Chester Beatty, Dublin has launched a new exhibition, Heavenly Flowers: The Hamilton Field Book ...

Paddy Power Comedy Festival announce line-up and extra location

"The biggest thing that makes this festival stand-out is that it's purely comedy," he insists. "This...

The best indie games to play in 2024 – so far!

As we reach the halfway point of 2024, one thing has become clear – indie games have punched well ab...

Mouthing author Orla Mackey: 'All of our lives amount to a story'

'Sometimes their story is more about who they want to be rather than who they actually are...' Autho...

The Real Carrie Jade - episode 2 re-cap - I'm Samantha Cookes!

The relevant authorities argued in court that her pathological lying posed a developmental risk to h...