All Blog Posts Tagged 'Arts' (179)


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'New December' By Fergus Lyons: An Exhibition of Paintings

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Donkey Look 26cm x 28cm…

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Added by Nollaig 2016 on December 2, 2016 at 12:30am — 1 Comment


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Christmas Book Picks From Four Courts Press, #3

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Added by Nollaig 2016 on November 25, 2016 at 4:30am — No Comments

'Brooklyn': Film Versus Novel

There’s a saying we have in Ireland that you’d nearly think was coined for Colm Tóibín’s novel Brooklyn. Namely, if you’ve the name of getting up early in the morning you can lie till lunchtime. And it seems to me that Tóibín lay too long when he wrote Brooklyn.…

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Added by Colm Herron on November 13, 2016 at 5:00am — 2 Comments


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Writer, Activist Alice Milligan -- Prodigy, Visionary, Humanitarian

Alice Milligan (1866-1953) was born into a middle-class Methodist family, one of 11 children. (Some sources would suggest that there were 13 children.) Her father was Seaton Milligan, a writer, poet, antiquary, member of the Royal Irish Academy (RIA), and a businessman. Her mother was Charlotte Milligan (nee Burns).

Alice was always…

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Added by That's Just How It Was on November 8, 2016 at 6:30am — 7 Comments

Nods From Jim Sheridan, Malachy McCourt, and Olympia Dukakis

Jim Sheridan, Malachy McCourt, and Olympia Dukakis have all enjoyed my New  Prose with Queen V being published this month.

ArtsPRunlimited, Inc., presents On Fri. 9/30, my Irish long-poem will debut at the GainVille Café Reading Series, in Red Wheelbarrow # 9. The GainVille Café: 17 Ames Av, in Rutherford, NJ at 7 PM.

Wed. Oct 5, 2016: My 3rd play Queen V, an American Phantasmagoria is set for publication by Local Knowledge…

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Added by Daniel P Quinn on September 19, 2016 at 2:00pm — No Comments

'Do Not Be Afraid!' -- Seamus Heaney: An Appreciation

Seamus Heaney, considered by many to be the greatest Irish poet since William B. Yeats, texted his wife Marie a few hours before his death: “Do not be afraid!” How comforting these words were to her I do not know. They seem, however, appropriate words for a man who faced so many crises in his life, dealt with them with…

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Added by Jim Hawkins on August 27, 2016 at 2:00pm — 4 Comments

She: A Dedication to the Muse

Within the written she resides 

in quiet assurance of her place. 

Lithe and languid, with regal mien, 

she glides from the page bearing gifts.

The mantle, flowing through the ages,

envelops her in verity profound.

Gently musing all the while, 

in soft tones of…

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Added by John Anthony Brennan on August 26, 2016 at 8:30pm — 8 Comments

'The Seafarer' - A Devil of a Christmas

By Patricia Jameson-Sammartano

WG Culture Editor

(This review was first produced in 2007, when Pat Jameson served as our culture editor. She died in April 2012.)

Setting: A shabby two-story house, in a suburb north of Dublin, on Christmas Eve. We had originally thought that a play about five drunken…

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Added by The Wild Geese on July 20, 2016 at 11:30am — No Comments

Introducing: The Irish Workshop

Hello everyone! 

Please allow us to introduce ourselves: we are The Irish Workshop, an online marketplace for authentic Irish gifts made by craftspeople and artists from all over Ireland. …

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Added by The Irish Workshop on July 14, 2016 at 11:30am — No Comments

Searching For My Great Grandmother's House in Donegal

oil painting of old deserted fireplace by Eoin Mac Lochlainn entitled: Tinteán Tréigthe no.19, oil on canvas, 2016

Tinteán Tréigthe no.19, oil on canvas, 2016

Now if you’re searching for your great grandmother’s cottage in the country, you can follow the map to a certain extent, but, in the end, you just have to ask someone. So, after driving a crooked mile up a crooked mucky roadeen, searching for the dot beside the ‘S’ of…

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Added by Eoin Mac Lochlainn on April 25, 2016 at 6:30pm — 4 Comments

In This Silent Land

In this silent land

Say nothing

And keep saying it

In this silent land.

Men draped in cassocks

Possess a Nation’s secrets

To barter for souls over open graves

And we stay silent

In…

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Added by Seamus Ruttledge on March 8, 2016 at 7:30pm — 7 Comments

'Cásca'16' -- Birth of a Nation?

May 27th, sees the opening night of Cásca '16' -- a musical drama based on the events of the Easter Rising of 1916.

The production, penned by myself will be held at the South Birmingham College, For further information you'll find me on

Cásca'16 web page.

Is mise

Risteárd…

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Added by Risteárd Sinclair on February 29, 2016 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

Ceoldrama 'Last Torch' at The Fringe: Tight Budget, Haunting Story

This is the first act of the new ceoldrama "The Last Torch," which we produced as part of the Melbourne Fringe Festival in October 2014. We accomplished this in six weeks, with the intention of seeing what needed to be changed, fixed, etc. It was such a difficult process that I…

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Added by The Last Torch on February 15, 2016 at 8:30pm — No Comments

The Night Baby Jesus Was Absconded

In light of all the terrific Christmas-flavored postings lately, I've been prompted to share an excerpt from my historical novel "The Lockwoods of Clonakilty," a scene based on a little adventure my own family had a few…

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Added by Mark Bois on December 20, 2015 at 9:00am — 3 Comments

'Brooklyn' the Movie: Finding Love, Vanquishing Fear

There is a moment in "Brooklyn" -- the recently released 1950s period semi-romance -- when one naive and worried young Irishwoman turns to a slightly less naive and worried young Irishwoman and asks her what America will be like. The response is heartfelt, immediate, true and not quite true, all at once: "Like Ireland,…

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Added by Sarah Nagle on December 10, 2015 at 6:00pm — 4 Comments

Create Your Own Irish Culture

If you're reading this, you're probably proud of your Irish Heritage and rightly so. Honoring your family's roots is nothing to laugh at. There are several ways to do this, of course. Varying from studying the Irish language, playing Irish music, listening to Irish music, and other creative…

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Added by David Joyce on December 7, 2015 at 8:00pm — No Comments

On the Road of an Irish Graveyard

Dean Mulroy is the kind of guy who needs room to roam and access to the stars, which is why he lived way back in the bog behind the house I rented in Inverin. Only a certain kind of guy would want to live as he did. At the time, he was unimpressed with technological conveniences, including a telephone, and the first…

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Added by Claire Fullerton on November 14, 2015 at 11:00am — 39 Comments

Patrick Coffey, Estimable Irish Gilder, Exhibits at NYC Consulate

Renowned Irish carver and gilder Patrick Coffey is holding an exhibition of his works, "1916 and Irish Tribal Art," at the Consulate of Ireland in New York City, Monday November 9 to Friday November 13, from 10 AM to 2 PM. To make arrangements for a viewing, please call (718) 651-7336. A reception for the artist will be held on…

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Added by Michael Quane on November 9, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments

'Twenty Years A-Growing' on Great Blasket Island: A Review

So many of the stories which come to us out of Ireland are, quite simply, sad. From James Joyce's "The Dead" to Frank McCourt's "Angela's Ashes," we read of people who are, if not figuratively, then literally, impoverished. It is a lovely…

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Added by Susan O'Dea Boland on November 9, 2015 at 11:30am — 3 Comments

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