A “dramatic illumination” of Connemara mountains, snapshots of Homer’s Odyssey on Galway beaches and tightrope walking across the river Corrib are among highlights of the Galway 2020 European capital of culture unveiled on Wednesday evening.
Thu, 19 Sep, 2019
With these novels, Pat Barker and Michael Hughes revive the long and fertile tradition of retelling Homer’s great epic poems. The Silence of The Girls and Country deliver new and original recitations of ‘The Iliad’ — the final weeks of the Trojan War — in two different but very satisfying and successful ways.
Sat, 03 Nov, 2018
Written for the party goers of the 1639 Venice Carnivale, Monteverdi’s The Return of Ulysses was said by one scholar to have enough sex, gore and elements of the supernatural to satisfy the most jaded Venetian palate.
Sat, 11 Aug, 2018
The Department of Agriculture has identified a suspected case of BSE in Co Louth; Lord of the Rings actor Cristopher Lee has died at the age of 93; Traveller families are refusing to move 200 yards from their old cramped halting site to a new purpose-built €5m housing scheme in Cork.
Thu, 11 Jun, 2015