Mick Flannery is not worried about his current musical dry spell

He may be battling writer’s block, but Mick Flannery is topping off a great year with a hometown ... This story is enriched with multi-media content

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See an insider’s view of West Cork in the Crawford Gallery

THE late Michael Sheehan returned to his native West Cork at the age of 82, after a lifetime of working ...

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A question of taste: Diarmuid de Faoite

Diarmuid de Faoite stars alongside Maria Doyle Kennedy in Corp + Anam, the drama series that ... This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Little victories are enough for Alan Davies

ALAN DAVIES is the only permanent panellist on the BBC quiz show QI, a series that has possibly logged ... This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Brian Reddin with Roger Corman

New documentary follows a cult US filmmaker’s time in Connemara

A new documentary looks at the reign of the King of the B-movies in Connemara, says Richard ... This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Slow road to success for Irish band Walking On Cars

Dingle based band Walking On Cars are happy to progress at their own pace, writes Ed Power.

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Kerri Chandler is still playing house music all night long

Kerri Chandler returns to Cork, a city he has long had a love affair with, writes Don O’Mahony.

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The Tuesday Poem: The Shamrock

For Frank Espada (1930-2014)

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Another string to their bow as duo play it for laughs

Comedy and classical music aren’t mutually exclusive, as a pair of virtuoso players will prove ... This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Action movies to dominate in 2015

It’s been a bumper year for movie lovers — but 2015 will be even better. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Children’s Books

Lost In The Sea Of Despair
by Tracey Turner
(Bloomsbury; €6.30) 

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A Brief Stop on the Road to Auschwitz

Goran Rosenberg’s parents survived the Nazi’s Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camps and ...

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The American Lover

Rose Tremain
Chatto & Windus, €24.50,
ebook €12.99

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The bittersweet symphonies of Beethoven’s life

Beethoven’s life was a series of disappointments, recurring conflicts, worsening illness and ...

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Heaney’s second, and final, act

New Selected Poems 1988-2013
Seamus Heaney
Faber Hardback, €13.52;
ebook, €10.52

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Flesh And Blood

Patricia Cornwell
Harper Collins, £20;
ebook, £6.65

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