Archive for the Artist in profile Category

What is your legacy?

By Eoin Meegan What kind of a legacy do you want to leave? What do you want to be remembered for when you’re gone? These are the kinds of questions Michael Daly, author and mentor, likes to ask. Anyone with […]

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Gerard Byrne appointed Artist-in-Residence at the Singapore Botanic Gardens

BYDavid Prendeville In August, Gerard Byrne, one of Ireland’s leading contemporary artists, whose studio is based in Ranelagh, became Artist-in-Residence at the Singapore Botanic Gardens. As part of the commemorative celebration of the Gardens’ 160 years in existence, he was […]

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Percy French: Sandymount’s adopted son

By Eoin Meegan Percy French is known far and wide as the writer of timeless classics such as ‘The Mountains of Mourne’, ‘Phil The Fluter’s Ball’, and ‘Slattery’s Mounted Fut’. Less well-known is that the composer, who was born in […]

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Iris Murdoch: A celebration of her life

Iris Murdoch: A celebration of her life

The prolific Irish author Iris Murdoch who wrote over 25 novels in her lifetime is to have her first posthumous celebration of her work in the north inner city of Dublin where she was born. The residents association behind the […]

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Artist in profile: Kamil Pleca

Artist in profile: Kamil Pleca

The lounge area in a busy city centre hostel is not a typical place you expect to find an artist at work, especially a painter. As backpackers and student excursions march up and down the hostel from one area to […]

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