Archive for the Culture Category

Björk brings her Cornucopia to Dublin

By Peter McNamara The Cornucopia Tour has been billed by Björk as her “most elaborate staged concert to date”. Considering the fact that her Biophilia jaunt in 2011 utilised actual lightning to make beats, this is quite a claim. Then […]

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2020 Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival

By David Prendeville The 2020 Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival will run from February 26th to March 8th in various venues across the capital. The festival will play host to numerous Irish and international premieres. It opens with a […]

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Oscars 2020 – Saoirse Ronan among the nominees

By David Prendeville The 92nd Academy Awards ceremony will take place on Sunday February 10th. In terms of Irish interest, Saoirse Ronan has received her fourth Oscar nomination, at the age of only twenty-five. Ronan got the nod in the […]

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2019: The Decade in Film

By David Prendeville As 2019 draws to a close, it’s interesting to look back and consider how tumultuous a year and decade it has been for cinema and how film making practises and modes of consumption have evolved (or regressed?) […]

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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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