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Monday 7th August

Great goodbyes in art and culture

As the impact of Brexit continues to make itself felt, a special programme dedicated to some of the great goodbyes in art and culture

Tuesday 18th July

200th anniversary of the death of Jane Austen

Sharon Murphy marks the 200th anniversary of the death of Jane Austen and discusses what makes her one of the greatest and most enduring of female writers

Monday 17th July

Live from the Galway International Arts Festival 2017

Tonight the programme comes live from the opening night of the Galway International Arts Festival, with guests including theatre-makers Enda Walsh + Donnacha Dennehy, visual artists Anna Maria Pacheco, Maeve ...

Friday 23rd June

Harry Potter special

In a Harry Potter special, we mark the 20th anniversary of the publication of the first-ever book, The Philosopher's Stone, which started a cultural phenomenon that continues to this day

Tuesday 13th June

"The Plurality of Existence in the Infinite Expanse of Space and Time", a collection from Crocosmia

The artist Clodagh Emoe and Marie Claire Mindi Njong and Sinisa Koncic who are two of the writers featured in "The Plurality of Existence in the Infinite Expanse of Space ...

Friday 9th June

"Mongolian Rhapsody", a documentary by Paddy Hayes

Paddy Hayes talks about his documentary "Mongolian Rhapsody", which follows Irish musician Daire Bracken on a musical pilgrimage to Mongolia; it is screening at the IMMRAMA Festival of Travel Writing ...

Friday 2nd June

"Where Are We Now", the first LGBT theatre festival for the North West

Theatre director Killian Glynn talks about "Where Are We Now", the first LGBT theatre festival for the north west of the country Further details:   www.facebook.com/WhereWeAreNowLGBTTheatreFestival

Friday 28th April

Celebrating the work of Dermot Healy at Cúirt International Festival of Literature

Mike McCormack, one of writers taking part in the ‘Writing The Sky’ event at the Cúirt International Festival of Literature this weekend, a celebration of the work of Dermot Healy ...

Monday 17th April

Arena continues at Cruinniú na Cásca

Continuing coverage from Cruinniú na Cásca celebrations at St Stephen's Green, the RTÉ Concert Orchestra are joined by Cara O'Sullivan, Eugene Ginty and Simon Morgan for an hour of old fashioned entertainment with ...

Arena at Cruinniú na Cásca

As part of Cruinniú na Cásca, Arena is live from the St Stephen's Green Stage with guests including The Hothouse Flowers, Sean Keane, Lisa Lambe, Chris Meehan & His Redneck Friends ...

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