Wednesday 4th January

A profile of John Berger, RIP

Kelly Grovier profiles art critic, Booker-prize winning novelist and poet John Berger who died this week

Wednesday 28th December

Remembering Anthony Cronin, RIP

Remembering Anthony Cronin, the novelist, poet, cultural activist and founder of arts organisation Aosdána whose death was announced today, with Dermot Bolger, Michael O'Loughlin, Christine Dwyer Hickey and Tom McGurk 

Tuesday 27th December

Remembering John Montague, RIP

A special programme  remembering the Ulster poet and first Ireland Professor of Poetry John Montague who passed away this month, with friend and publisher Peter Fallon

Thursday 22nd December

'The Recipe' by Jean O'Brien

Jean O’Brien reads “The Recipe” from her latest collection “Fish on a Bicycle: New and Selected Poems” (published by Salmon Poetry)

Wednesday 21st December

'Cherish Cherish Cherish: Reflections On The 1916 Proclamation'

Theo Dorgan and Leanne O’Sullivan who are two of the contributors to the collection “Cherish Cherish Cherish: Reflections On The 1916 Proclamation”, where Cork City Council commissioned four of Ireland’s writers to reflect ...

Siobhán Hapaska exhibition at the Kerlin Gallery

Declan Long reviews the Siobhán Hapaska sculpture exhibition currently running at the Kerlin Gallery Full details:   www.kerlingallery.com 

Tuesday 20th December

'Fish On a Bicycle - New and Selected Poems' by Jean O'Brien

Jean O’Brien talks about how writing poetry helped her deal with the childhood memories of her mother who suffered from severe depression; her latest collection is “Fish On a Bicycle ...

Monday 19th December

"Playing The Octopus" by Mary O'Malley

Mary O’Malley chats about her latest collection of poetry “Playing The Octopus” (published by Carcanet)

Monday 12th December

Arts News - John Montague, RIP

Arts News – Theo Dorgan remembers poet John Montague, who died at the weekend

Tuesday 6th December

Gut Instinct at Lewis Glucksman Gallery

Fiona Kearney, director of the Lewis Glucksman Gallery in Cork explains the background to their latest exhibition “Gut Instinct” (how the state of our gut affects our state of mind) ...



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