Wednesday 18th January

"Whatever The Weather" by Jean O'Brien

Jean O’Brien reads “Whatever The Weather” from her latest collection of new and selected poems ‘Fish On A Bicycle’ (published by Salmon Poetry)

Tuesday 17th January

"Unto Me Is The Journeying" by Mairead Donnellan

Mairead Donnellon, a winner in last year’s Poetry reland/Trocaire poetry competition – she reads her poem “Unto Me Is The Journeying” (which addressed the question of migrants and refugees under ...

Monday 16th January

"Project Studios" programme at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios

Abie Philbin Bowman met three of the young artists selected for this year’s one-year studio residency in Temple Bar Gallery + Studios under their ‘Project Studios’ programme Official website:  www.templebargallery.com 

Wednesday 11th January

"Yes I Can Bake A Cake" by Jean O'Brien

Jean O’Brien reads “Yes I Can Bake A Cake” from her latest collection of poetry ‘Fish On A Bicycle’ (published by Salmon Poetry)

Tuesday 10th January

''Let Me Sing Dreams as Words of Truth', an exhibition by Eve Parnell

Eve Parnell chats about how the German poet Claus Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg inspired the work in her upcoming exhibition “‘Let Me Sing Dreams As Words of Truth” in Berlin ...

Monday 9th January

"In Your Sleep" by Leanne O'Sullivan

Leanne O’Sullivan reads her poem “In Your Sleep”, included in the collection "Fermata: Writings Inspired By Music"

The National Gallery, a new acquisition of works by Sir William Orpen

Donal Maguire, manager of the ESB Centre for the Study of Irish Art at The National Gallery explains the recent gallery acquisition of a new collection of over 400 letters ...

Friday 6th January

"Leftover Christmas Trees" by Jean O'Brien

Jean O’Brien reads “Leftover Christmas Trees” from her latest collection of poetry “Fish On A Bicycle"

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 



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