Archive for the Culture Category

Remote Working: Is this the way of the future?

Peter McNamara Remote working is not new. Since personal computing and the internet came into its own in the late 1990s, people have been clocking-in from home. Up to this point, however, it has been a fringe phenomenon – an […]

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St. Patrick’s Day 2021: Awaken Ireland!

St. Patrick's Day 2021: Awaken Ireland!

Geneva Pattison The 2021 virtual lineup for the 2021 St. Patrick’s festival has been announced. The festival will run for 6 days and nights online and will be viewable across Ireland and the world. Due to the ongoing prevalence of […]

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New to Streaming/Blu-Ray

David Prendeville Here I round up some of the best new offerings on streaming and newly released on Blu-ray. Piece of a Woman Hungarian director Kondrel Mundruczo makes his English language debut with this acclaimed drama featuring Vanessa Kirby and […]

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Dublin Smartphone Film Festival 2021

Dermot Carmody Now in its fourth year, the Dublin Smartphone Film Festival takes place from January 30th to February 6th. Like everything at the moment the format of the festival is affected by the current pandemic and resultant lockdown, but […]

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The Gerard Byrne Studio Launches Virtual Tours

David Prendeville The Covid-19 pandemic has forced cultural spaces the world over to adapt how they engage with their audiences. The Gerard Byrne Studio in Ranelagh is no different. Their answer has been to transition to a more online existence. […]

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Kevin Morrow – Running Out Of The Black

Dermot Carmody Back in the days when we had actual gigs with crowds and pints and no masks, many of you will have experienced Kevin Morrow live in his residencies at McCloskeys in Donnybrook or O’Reilly’s of Sandymount. We can’t […]

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Origins of the Service of Nine Lessons and Carols

Dermot Carmody It’s all about counting. How many sleeps till Christmas? The Twelve Days of Christmas, with their concomitant menagerie of fowl, jewelry and leaping aristocracy. Then there’s the Twelve Pubs of Christmas, which is an example of the kind […]

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Upcoming Film Releases

David Prendeville It remains to be seen whether cinemas will be able to reopen in Ireland and other territories before Christmas, what sort of shape they will be in, and what they will be able to show. There are plenty […]

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Christmas Books for Children

Eoin Meegan Books are always a wonderful gift for Christmas, they are certainly my favourite gift, and there are a lot of good new books of Irish interest out this Christmas. Here we will look briefly at just a small […]

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Tell My Mother I… by Anthony J. Jordan

Eoin Meegan The story of how this book came about, the first novel by Anthony Jordan, is almost as interesting as the book itself. Ostensibly it tells the story of a young girl, Laura Burke, who discovers she is adopted […]

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