Archive for the Culture Category

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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Book Review Everyday People: The Colour of Life

Geneva Pattison Everyday People: The Colour of Life, edited by Jennifer Baker, is an anthology of short stories that showcases the work of both emerging and well renowned writers of colour and indigenous writers from across the globe. Each tale […]

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New Irish Poetry Bags of Almonds by Alicia Byrne Keane

Geneva Pattison Amidst this global pandemic, the surreal state of lockdown presented a myriad of challenges for people across Ireland. Feelings of anxiety, loss, worry and longing seem to be a universal experience in relation to this new era of […]

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Book Review His Rising by Suzanne Byrne

Eoin Meegan In this time travel novel, events around Easter 1916 in Dublin are seamlessly integrated with 21st century settings. We meet Kate, an online blogger from Chicago who is about to make her first trip to Ireland to discover […]

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