Monday 2nd November

Eavan Boland

Eavan Boland's new poetry collection is due to be published next week by Carcanet Press. The Historians takes up many of Boland's regular themes, myth and history, the lives of ...

Thursday 29th October

Halloween on RTÉ Culture

To celebrate the ghoulish weekend that's ahead of us, fans of Bram Stoker and Dracula are in for a treat. A dedicated Bram Stoker Hub will go live online including ...

Wednesday 28th October

Bram Stoker Festival

Writers Seamus O Reilly and Hannah Mamalis discuss DracuHa which is part of the Bram Stoker Festival, taking place this Halloween weekend. These online stories are available to enjoy at ...

Tuesday 27th October

Waterford Poetry Prize winner

The first virtual Imagine Arts Festival in Waterford drew to a close at the weekend. As part of the Writers Weekend, Molly Twomey, from Lismore, was awarded the Waterford poetry ...

Friday 23rd October

RHA Gallery

It's a long-held tradition that art by household names sits alongside art by members of the public in the RHA Annual exhibition. Art Historian, Jess Fahy reviews. 455 works have ...

Thursday 22nd October


Felispeaks is a Nigerian-Irish Poet, Performer, Playwright from Longford. She is a well known name in the spoken word scene. Her powerful words have managed to resonate with audiences at ...

Wednesday 14th October

Greg Delanty

Colum McCann has called him 'the laureate of those who have gone' - these latest poems salute the natural world. No More Time by Greg Delanty is published by LSU ...


RTE.ie/ illuminations, a new initiative from the arts and culture department in RTE, where artists were invited to reflect the times we are in. Contributions include works of photography, film, ...

Monday 12th October

Paula Meehan

25 years' worth of poetry can be found in As If By Magic, the new edition of selected poems by Paula Meehan. From her early collection, The Man Who Was ...

Wednesday 7th October

Paula Rego

Portuguese artist Paula Rego is a master of narrative painting, her use of fairy tales, literature. The Irish Museum of Modern Art is currently hosting an exhibition of Rego's work ...



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