Epiphany Review: Not a straightforward adaptation of Joyce’s scenario

Epiphany Review: Not a straightforward adaptation of Joyce’s scenario

Padraic Killeen reviews Epiphany from the Town Hall Theatre, Galway.

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Paul Muldoon has gathered a motley crew for an Eclectic PicnicThis story is enriched with multi-media content

Paul Muldoon has gathered a motley crew for an Eclectic Picnic

Paul Muldoon has gathered a motley crew of writers and musicians for a tour of Ireland, writes Alan O’Riordan.

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We Sell Books: ‘In some ways, the pace of life slowed as a result and people turned again to books’

We Sell Books: ‘In some ways, the pace of life slowed as a result and people turned again to books’

Cathal O’Donovan owns the Skibbereen Bookshop in Co Cork. It sells books, schoolbooks, art and craft materials and stationery and is located on the main street ...

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Book Review: Lord of All the Dead; Soldiers of Salamis by Javier Cercas

Book Review: Lord of All the Dead; Soldiers of Salamis by Javier Cercas

Javier Cercas’s new novel, ‘Lord of All the Dead’, is as preoccupied with the Spanish Civil War, the nature of heroism, and the distortions of ...

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Garbage's return to Dublin well worth the wait

Garbage's return to Dublin well worth the wait

Garbage offered a pop twist on grunge’s maximalist angst when they materialised in a dramatic swirl in the mid-Nineties. Like a candy-cane Nirvana, they were ...

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Sky’s the limit for B-boys at City Spectacular

Sky’s the limit for B-boys at City Spectacular

B-Xtreme bring their spectacular breakdancing moves to Cork this weekend, writes Don O’Mahony.

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What did the Romans ever do for us?

What did the Romans ever do for us?

Kim Cattrall says she had a hoot making the film version of Horrible Histories, the hugely popular kids’ books, writes Georgia Humphreys.

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From Gallarus to Slane: Dáithí Ó Sé

From Gallarus to Slane: Dáithí Ó Sé

Dáithí Ó Sé in conversation with Richard Fitzpatrick.

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A Question of Taste: Róisín O

A Question of Taste: Róisín O

Róisín O is one half of Thanks Brother with John Broe.

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Hitting the right note with new Luciano Pavarotti documentary

Hitting the right note with new Luciano Pavarotti documentary

Ron Howard was happy to let the spirit of Luciano Pavarotti shine through in his documentary on the great tenor, writes Laura Harding.

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New operatic work focuses on JFK's sister Rosemary

New operatic work focuses on JFK's sister Rosemary

Least Like The Other at the Galway International Arts Festival provides an intense musical take on the life of Rosemary Kennedy, writes Cathy Desmond

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Game Tech: Dragon Quest Builders sequel builds on first outingThis story is enriched with multi-media content

Game Tech: Dragon Quest Builders sequel builds on first outing

It's hard to build a reputation in gaming, but it can be even harder to keep one.

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Paying tribute to Booker Prize winner who drowned in West Cork 40 years ago

Paying tribute to Booker Prize winner who drowned in West Cork 40 years ago

It will be 40 years next month since the death of JG Farrell.

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Holiday page-turners: 10 of the best scorching summer reads

Holiday page-turners: 10 of the best scorching summer reads

Still room in your suitcase for a new book or two? Hannah Stephenson leafs through this year’s top summer reads.

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Podcast Corner: Digging deep with music podcasts

Podcast Corner: Digging deep with music podcasts

When it comes to music podcasts, the actual tunes themselves are not essential — the best series discuss around the music.

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Extra Ordinary talent at Galway Film Fleadh: A list of highlights

Extra Ordinary talent at Galway Film Fleadh: A list of highlights

The annual showcase event for Irish cinema again offered some real gems, writes

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Best years of our lives: Crawford artists recall their childhood ahead of Summer exhibition

Best years of our lives: Crawford artists recall their childhood ahead of Summer exhibition

As children become the focus of the summer exhibition at the Crawford, some of the participating artists tell Ellie O'Byrne about their own childhoods.

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Pressing the flesh: Sculptor Sam Jinks a major draw for Galway International Arts Festival

Pressing the flesh: Sculptor Sam Jinks a major draw for Galway International Arts Festival

The life-like pieces of Australian sculptor Sam Jinks provide one of the major exhibitions at Galway International Arts festival, writes Ellie O’Byrne

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We sell books: ‘There’s a book out there that’ll turn the key to a lifelong love of reading’

We sell books: ‘There’s a book out there that’ll turn the key to a lifelong love of reading’

Máire O’Halloran co-owns and runs the Clifden Bookshop in Co Galway, along with Nicole Shanahan.

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Taking on the system: Lawyer sounds a presidential note

Taking on the system: Lawyer sounds a presidential note

Doing Justice: A Prosecutor’s Thoughts on Crime, Punishment, and the Rule of Law

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'Right then, we’ll see you all back at the Lobby' - Reminiscing music, long hours and good memories

'Right then, we’ll see you all back at the Lobby' - Reminiscing music, long hours and good memories

The music, the stress, the long hours, and, of course, the memories — Pat Conway recalls his time working at the Lobby and how he misses it, writes Ellie O’Byrne. ...

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Tragic tale of the forgotten Rosemary Kennedy

Tragic tale of the forgotten Rosemary Kennedy

A new operatic piece devised by composer Brian Irvine and video designer Netia Jones tells the story of Rosemary Kennedy, writes Cathy Desmond.

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Mick Flannery - I’ve done a few Electric Picnics — They’re good craic, I like playing festivals

Mick Flannery - I’ve done a few Electric Picnics — They’re good craic, I like playing festivals

Singer/songwriter Mick Flannery talks childhood, young adulthood and playing music festivals around the country.

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A question of taste with author Sarah Crossan

A question of taste with author Sarah Crossan

Dublin-born author Sarah Crossan is the current Laureate na nÓg(Ireland’s Children’s Literature Laureate).

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No place like home: Spoken-word poet Stephen James Smith faces economic exile from his cityThis story is enriched with multi-media content

No place like home: Spoken-word poet Stephen James Smith faces economic exile from his city

Dublin spoken-word poet Stephen James Smith talks to Ellie O’Byrne as he faces economic exile from his city.

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Iconic pairing for on stage hit The Odd Couple at Cork's Everyman

Iconic pairing for on stage hit The Odd Couple at Cork's Everyman

Legendary writer Neil Simon had a long list of stage and screen hits to his name, but The Odd Couple remains one of his most famous, with the iconic pairing of Jack ...

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The new Super Mario? Just make it up as you go alongThis story is enriched with multi-media content

The new Super Mario? Just make it up as you go along

There was a time when Nintendo were plumbing new depths to keep Mario relevant. Games like Doctor Mario and Mario Party are decent efforts, but they hardly compare ...

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David Nicholls: ‘I’m not having a mid-life crisis in the conventional way’

David Nicholls: ‘I’m not having a mid-life crisis in the conventional way’

Despite mega success, novelist David Nicholls admits he still wrestles anxiety and dissatisfaction with his own work. By Hannah Stephenson.

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A musical journey with no road map which lead to desired success

A musical journey with no road map which lead to desired success

After various incarnations, Joan Wasser is now where she wants to be, writes Ed Power.

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Hall & Oates prove Marquee draw for final nightThis story is enriched with multi-media content

Hall & Oates prove Marquee draw for final night

You’d have thought that Ireland had filled its 80s nostalgia quota this week alone. Stranger Things season 3 and its references to the decade of excess streamed ...

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Body of work allows artist cope with grief of losing her son

Body of work allows artist cope with grief of losing her son

Dearbhail Connon worked intermittently following her son’s death, writes Colette Sheridan.

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The phoenix rises: New work after a conflagration for Cork artist Peadar Lamb

The phoenix rises: New work after a conflagration for Cork artist Peadar Lamb

Rebuilding his art practice after the studio fire that claimed his life’s work has meant a shift of focus from stained glass to sculpture, artist Peadar Lamb ...

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Review: New Order, Trinity College, Dublin

Review: New Order, Trinity College, Dublin

To the centre of the city where all roads meet, waiting for New Order. It’s 26 years since Manchester’s gloomiest played a non-festival or support show ...

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David Gray ends tour in mesmerising style to packed Marquee

David Gray ends tour in mesmerising style to packed Marquee

Tell the Reaper Man from the stars above that David Gray is the one we love.

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We Sell Books: ‘Word of mouth is amazing’

We Sell Books: ‘Word of mouth is amazing’

Mandy Fogarty is manager and buyer at the Kinsale Bookshop, located on Main St, Kinsale, Co Cork

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Murder in the outback: Author Jane Harper explores the often desolate landscape of Australia

Murder in the outback: Author Jane Harper explores the often desolate landscape of Australia

Author Jane Harper has been in the vanguard of the ‘outback-noir’ genre — tense thrillers set in Australia’s desolate landscape, writes Marjorie ...

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Five things to do this weekThis story is enriched with multi-media content

Five things to do this week

Here are five things that you can do during the week ahead.

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Christy Moore on fire for Marquee gig

Christy Moore on fire for Marquee gig

Live at the Marquee is a terrific night out when all the ingredients gel and everything crystallised beautifully for Christy Moore's Saturday night performance under ...

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10 things we learned from season three of Stranger Things This story is enriched with multi-media content

10 things we learned from season three of Stranger Things

*Spoiler alert*

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Tommy Tiernan provides legendary slagging in Cork's Marquee

Tommy Tiernan provides legendary slagging in Cork's Marquee

Every place likes to think it has a unique relationship with a visiting star, I guess, but there's no two ways about it, Tommy Tiernan seems to be at his outrageous ...

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The story of Irish indentured servants sent from here to the Caribbean

The story of Irish indentured servants sent from here to the Caribbean

The story of Irish indentured servants sent from here to Barbados and Jamaica from the 1600s onwards is complex and has become an immersive research project for ...

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New concept may have solution to Ireland’s festival-season tent-trashing habit

New concept may have solution to Ireland’s festival-season tent-trashing habit

A duo from the Netherlands think they have the solution to Ireland’s festival-season tent-trashing habit, writes Ellie O’Byrne.

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Tom Dunne on life after heart surgery

Tom Dunne on life after heart surgery

As Something Happens return to the stage this summer, Tom Dunne talks to Esther McCarthy and reflects on a difficult year, as he recovered from life-saving heart ...

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Tash Sultana wows Cork crowd with high energy performance

Tash Sultana wows Cork crowd with high energy performance

With slick guitar riffs and sultry tones that left the crowd in the palm of her hand, Tash Sultana took the Marquee in Cork by storm tonight - all in sweatpants ...

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A Question of Taste with Mary GreeneThis story is enriched with multi-media content

A Question of Taste with Mary Greene

Mary Greene is originally from Waterford, but has been resident in Cork for many years and is a member of family trio Greenshine, along with husband Noel Shine and ...

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Karl Spain on the three ages of Summer: 'Did you hear he died on his arse the other night in Castlebar'

Karl Spain on the three ages of Summer: 'Did you hear he died on his arse the other night in Castlebar'

I remember as a kid in the 1970s going to Ballyheigue and Ballybunion, and being amazed at meeting my cousins there.

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Unseen footage delivers reel deal of WW2, trauma and the human experienceThis story is enriched with multi-media content

Unseen footage delivers reel deal of WW2, trauma and the human experience

Unseen colour footage and the testimonies of surviving WW2 veterans result in an immersive film about war, trauma and the human experience, writes Esther McCarthy.

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From cello strings to triangles West Cork Chamber Music Festival had it allThis story is enriched with multi-media content

From cello strings to triangles West Cork Chamber Music Festival had it all

Cellos held sway in Bantry at the start of the week at the 24th West Cork Chamber Music Festival. Grammy-nominated Bulgarian composer, Dobrinka Tabakova was in town ...

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From the White House to sweaty Belfast gyms, the best non-fiction reads this summer

From the White House to sweaty Belfast gyms, the best non-fiction reads this summer

The best non-fiction books for the summer transport you from the White House to Hollywood and from pristine greens at Augusta to sweaty gyms in Belfast. Richard ...

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Live music review: Vampire Weekend - Trinity College Dublin

Live music review: Vampire Weekend - Trinity College Dublin

Bar a handful of festival appearances over the years - the last at Longitude in 2013 - and an Arcade Fire support slot, Vampire Weekend haven't played Dublin since ...

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