Special features

Wednesday 17th December

Alternative Christmas songs

Abie Philbin Bowman with some alternatives to the usual Christmas songs

Thursday 11th December

The Moth

Neil Horgan tells his story on the theme of ‘busted’ from one of the recent The Moth storytelling nights in Dublin Official website:  http://themoth.org     

Wednesday 10th December


Author Lia Mills explains why she loves the Yeats collection at the National Gallery of Ireland

Thursday 27th November

PD James, RIP

Declan Burke takes a look back at the remarkable career of crime writer PD James who died today  

Friday 21st November

painting chosen by Alex Barclay

"The Opening Of The Sixth Seal" by Francis Danby (1828) was chosen by Alex Barclay

"Lines Of Vision: Irish Writers on Art"

56 Irish writers looked to works in the National Gallery to inspire their contributions to the book 'Lines Of Vision: Irish Writers On Art'. Tonight in an Arena special four ...

painting chosen by Kevin Barry

"The Devil's Disc" by Ernest Procter (c 1928) was chosen by Kevin Barry

painting chosen by John Boyne

"The Poachers" by James Arthur O'Connor (1835) was chosen by John Boyne

painting chosen by Donal Ryan

"An Ejected Family" by Erskine Nicol (1853) was chosen by Donal Ryan

Friday 14th November

Celebrating the Dublin Book Festival

Live from Smock Alley Theatre in conjunction with the Dublin Book Festival. Readings and conversation with authors Rob Doyle and Daniel Seery, poet Dimitra Xidous, author and illustrator Annie West ...



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