Archive for the Culture Category

Precious Heaney Homeland in Peril

By Peter McNamara Seamus Heaney, the Nobel Prize-winning poet and long-time Dublin 4 (Sandymount) resident, died on August 30th 2013. If he were alive today you can be sure he would be deeply concerned about the latest goings-on in his […]

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Wildcard’s The Hole in the Wall at Sundance

By David Prendeville Irish horror film The Hole in the Ground, to be distributed across the country by Merrion Square-based company Wildcard Distribution, recently had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in Toronto. Upon its premiere, it received […]

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Exhibition Review: COUCHED.

By Geneva Pattison Most of us have a favourite spot on the couch or a favourite chair, undoubtedly, but have you ever thought about why it appeals to you so much? We may leave a sense of ourselves behind every […]

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Irishtown company wins at Cork Film Festival

By David Prendeville Irishtown company Samson Film’s Float Like a Butterfly triumphed at November’s 63rd Cork Film Festival, picking up the audience award. The film also opened the festival to a rapturous reception. Directed by Carmel Winters, it is set […]

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“Become a linguist, it said in the ad”

By Kathrin Kobus Ted Hayes, now living in a retirement home in Sandymount, may have been born more than eighty years ago in London, but the family moved back to Ireland and Irishtown before he was old enough to set […]

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Driven: A story of courage and survival

By Eoin Meegan Tall, graceful and elegant, described as a Dusty Springfield look-alike, Irish racing driver Rosemary Smith has just released a new autobiography, which at the time of going to press has been nominated for Book of the Year. […]

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The Art of Mental Health Festival

The Art of Mental Health Festival

The art of mental health? Conjures up in my mind that drawing from a sufferer of schizophrenia trying to explain the disease to someone (see photo). Although that painting is raw in its form it encompasses a lot of what […]

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Oscar Season Preview

By David Prendeville With the new year almost upon us, it’s the time when certain film fans will see an end in sight to the long, long road through Oscar season. I have written articles in this paper recently highlighting […]

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Home For Christmas Day

  There are many things that might inspire an artist. They might be looking at a sunset, and want to capture its beauty. They might see a striking face and feel the urge to express its charm. For Mick Redmond, […]

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Reach Out and Touch Me, The Art of Intimacy

      By Peter McNamara What is intimacy, and can it be quantified, optimised, or commodified? Will technology compromise the future of human connection, or bring us all together in new and exciting ways? Intimacy is the name and […]

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