Archive for the Culture Category

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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Tenet and the outlook for cinemas

David Prendeville With cinemas now closed in the capital once more, the outlook is bleak for cinemas, not just in Dublin, but all over the world. The great hope was that Christopher Nolan’s Tenet would prove to be the much-needed […]

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City to Port: New cycleway and Port Museum plan.

City to Port: New cycleway and Port Museum plan.

New cycleway and Port Museum, development commencing 2021.

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Art and Ageing programme at IMMA

David Prendeville The Minister for Media, Tourism, Arts, Culture, Sport and the Gaeltacht, Catherine Martin T.D., has announced the launch of a new partnership between the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) and Creative Ireland. The partnership is focused on […]

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Is Samhain the origin of Halloween?

Eoin Meegan Halloween is going to look very different this year in the teeth of a pandemic and with all the usual activities either cancelled or put online. So maybe it’s a good time to take a look at the […]

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Lesser known horror films to watch this Halloween

David Prendeville Amidst all the change, one aspect of Halloween that remains the same is that it gives us all an excuse (if you need it) to watch horror films. Here is a selection of some lesser known titles worth […]

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A new voice in Irish literature

Eoin Meegan Izzy Hodder’s first novel Someone Like You deals with the perennial tale of teen pregnancy. We meet Amy, a 17-year-old girl in her final year at school, whose world is turned upside down when she unexpectedly discovers she […]

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Remembering Eavan Boland Poet, feminist and inspiration

Geneva Pattison In a year filled with so much death, devastation and sadness, the loss of Eavan Boland on the 27th of April felt somewhat surreal. People may have known her from studying her poetry during the leaving cert, some […]

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Book Review: After This Our Exile by Aubrey Malone

Dermot Carmody After This Our Exile is a novel by Mayo-born author Aubrey Malone. Malone, a freelance journalist, has lived in Dublin since 1970, was a teacher for some fourteen years and started writing books in 1996. He has published […]

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Pause for Harmony: Art in Lockdown

Launch by the Gerard Byrne Studio David Prendeville This September, the Gerard Byrne Studio will launch the highly anticipated ‘Pause for Harmony – Art in Lockdown’ exhibition. Gerard Byrne’s second major solo show of 2020 features an extraordinary and very […]

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