Archive for the Culture Category

MoLI Blooms: the new Museum of Literature Ireland

By Peter McNamara The new Museum of Literature Ireland, also known as MoLI (a reference to the legendary character Molly Bloom in Joyce’s Ulysses) opened its doors this September. MoLI is located on Stephen’s Green, in buildings which housed UCD […]

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James Joyce: A sort of homecoming

By Eoin Meegan There is little dispute that James Joyce is Ireland’s greatest literary genius. However, the man had a fractious relationship with his home country and went into permanent exile in 1904. In the years that followed, he lived […]

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A farewell to Gaybo

By Eoin Meegan There was a widespread outpouring of grief across the country when the news broke of the sad passing of Gay Byrne last month. It was almost a cathartic experience for the nation. Here was a man Ireland […]

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Dublin street art under threat

By Geneva Pattison Ireland is the country of saints and scholars, of rebels and revolutionaries and, of course, a long legacy of creativity. This essence of freedom and artistry is ingrained in us. However, more recently there has been a […]

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He’s Behind You! The Story Of Dublin Panto

By Dermot Carmody For generations of Dubliners the traditional Christmas pantomime has been regarded as the most family fun you can have in public dressed up as someone of the opposite sex. The stars of Christmas Panto in places like […]

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Bauhaus at 100

BY Geneva Pattison This year marks the centenary of Bauhaus, a movement within the Art and Architecture humanities. To mark the occasion, the National Museum has acquired four portfolios, comprising 52 woodcuts prints, lithographs, lino cuts and etchings on loan […]

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Horrorthon returns to IFI

David Prendeville The annual Horrorthon returns to the newly-refurbished IFI this month, running from Thursday, October 24th to Monday, October 28th. This year’s festival will open on Thursday 24th with the Irish premiere of Abe Forsythe’s zom-com Little Monsters starring […]

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Winter films preview

BY David Prendeville The summer is over. We’re facing into those long, cold nights again. One source of refuge from the misery is the cinema. Traditionally, winter was a time for more serious and awards-friendly films to emerge, after the […]

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Windmill still turning out genius

David Prendeville Windmill Lane Recording Studios are an iconic piece of local and national heritage. A vast array of major artists have recorded there over the years – U2, The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Kate Bush – to name just […]

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New funding model needed for RTE?

David Prendeville RTÉ have released their annual report for 2018 and it paints quite a bleak picture. Last year saw the launch of RTÉ’s five-year strategy from 2018 to 2022. This plan reflected the need for RTÉ to evolve in […]

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