Before he died on hunger strike, Terence MacSwiney had a made a huge contribution to the cultural life of his native Cork, writes
Tue, 07 Jun, 2016
Leaving the Church behind him, Thomas MacDonagh found a new calling almost by accident, writes
Mon, 21 Mar, 2016
Mon, 22 Feb, 2016
As we move toward the centenary celebrations of 1916 it is important to remember the contribution made by artists and writers who, as part of the Cultural Revival, contributed to the construction of the Irish nation,
Mon, 01 Feb, 2016
Des O’Sullivan says Adam’s sale includes highly collectible chess sets.
Sat, 21 Nov, 2015
The Handbook of the Irish Revival contains violent material and covers a period when theatre was never so exciting because history itself was excited, writes Thomas McCarthy.
Sat, 01 Aug, 2015
looks at two collections of short stories, one uneven and the other a series of enduring, almost timeless classics.
Sat, 27 Jun, 2015
FROM a 15th century book of hours to photographs of the Co Clare RIC, the Fonsie Mealy rare book and collectors’ sale, in Dublin next Tuesday, goes on view today.
Sun, 29 Jun, 2014
Lady Gregory’s letter and various pictures and medals will be up for auction.
Sun, 13 Apr, 2014
In one of his last published pieces, Séamus Heaney recalled his friendship with the art critic Dorothy Walker, currently the subject of an exhibition in Dublin.
Tue, 03 Sep, 2013
The Tree Council of Ireland has named today as Tree Day. And the theme for this year’s event is ‘If Trees Could Talk’. I was given this anonymous poem by a friend some years ago. It was, apparently, found posted on a tree in a Spanish park.
Thu, 11 Oct, 2012
Adrian Frazier does a fine job in bringing to life John Ford and others involved in the remarkable links between the Abbey and Hollywood, says
Sat, 02 Jul, 2011
EVEN in a drenching summer in Ireland, there’s no shortage of things to do if you wish to enjoy our natural heritage.
Mon, 26 Jul, 2010
DESPITE advances in the past 100 years, Ireland remains one of the least wooded countries in Europe with only 10% of our land planted with trees compared to the European average of 40%.
Mon, 08 Mar, 2010
AN UPSURGE of interest in the outdoors is creating new opportunities for artists and authors of guidebooks on the Irish countryside.
Mon, 21 Sep, 2009
THE launch of the Dublin 1911 census website by the National Archives of Ireland earlier this week was the first stage in a project that will ultimately result in the full digitisation and indexing of the 1901 and 1911 census records, accompanied by a wealth of historical writing and visual material to help place the records in their proper historical context.
Thu, 06 Dec, 2007
‘Two or three decades of formidable theatrical achievement is more evanescent than the froth on a cappuccino: half-remembered moments in the memories of committed older theatre-goers, but no contemporary currency at all.’
Mon, 30 Jul, 2007
A PLANNING application has been submitted to Meath County Council for a construction and demolition waste recycling plant to be built at the base of the Hill of Tara.
Sun, 08 Oct, 2006
MINISTER for Arts, John O’Donoghue, will have greater control over running the Abbey Theatre after its shareholders voted overwhelmingly for his proposals to overhaul the theatre’s governance at the weekend.
Mon, 22 Aug, 2005
AS a former student of Celtic Ireland, an amateur photographer, and a translator of Lady Gregory’s Complete Irish Mythology into Hungarian, I wish to protest against the motorway in the Tara valley.
Mon, 25 Jul, 2005
A collection of letters and an essay penned by one of Ireland’s greatest poets, William Butler Yeats, is to be auctioned in Sotheby’s of London this week.
Sun, 10 Jul, 2005
A collection of letters and an essay penned by one of Ireland’s greatest poets, William Butler Yeats, is to be auctioned.
Wed, 06 Jul, 2005
Top academics from across the world gathered on the historic Hill of Tara today to highlight the reasons plans for the M3 motorway should be abandoned.
Sun, 26 Jun, 2005
IT was wonderful to see the Abbey Theatre celebrate its centenary recently. It was good to see so many names associated with its early years remembered, including Willie and Frank Foy and Mary Walker, together with the more familiar names of JM Synge, Maude Gonne, Lady Gregory and WB Yeats.
Thu, 10 Feb, 2005
AFTER 12 months of high drama - as much off-stage as on - the Abbey Theatre lightened up yesterday with a day-long programme of events to celebrate its 100th birthday.
Tue, 28 Dec, 2004
As a long-awaited début play opens tonight at Dublin’s Abbey Theatre, its award winning writer begs for a 10-year break.
Mon, 16 Aug, 2004
THE Abbey Theatre is beginning a celebration of 100 years of plays, actors and historic events.
Thu, 20 Nov, 2003
A SUPERB city family home has an inside and an outside that will see its new owners end up in tiers.
Sat, 22 Mar, 2003