‘It’s fierce, it’s dark, it’s full of conflict, but it’s actually all about love’

Thu, Nov 20, 2014

ON MONDAY February 2 1959, The Listowel Drama Group presented the premiere performance of Sive, John B Keane’s debut play, thus launching the career of one of Ireland’s most popular writers.


Brendan O’Carroll’s The Course on tour

Thu, Nov 20, 2014

BRENDAN O’CARROLL’S riotous comedy play The Course will be performed in An Taibhdhearc by Mountbellew drama group The Malthouse Players.


Tracy Bruen to launch debut EP

Thu, Nov 20, 2014

TRACY BRUEN, the indie-folk singer-songwriter the Electric Picnic festival described as possessing “a stunning vocal range and a theatrical bent” launches her debut EP next week.

Isabel Leonard as Rosina in The Barber of Seville.


The Barber of Seville @ The Eye

Thu, Nov 20, 2014

THE BARBER Of Seville, one of opera’s best known and loved works, will be broadcast live from The Met in New York to The Eye Cinema, Wellpark, this Saturday at 6pm.

Mary's Cafe, oil on canvas by Bernard Canavan.


Bernard Canavan - painting a lost generation

Thu, Nov 20, 2014

AT A time when some Irish painters came to the west of Ireland and depicted a rural idyll, Bernard Canavan was, like many other people his age in the 1950s, boarding a boat to England.

Ariel Pink.


Album review - Ariel Pink

Thu, Nov 20, 2014

IF NOEL Fielding had such a thing as an evil twin, then LA’s Ariel Pink just might be it, for in pom pom, he has just unleashed possibly the strangest album of 2014, and certainly the year’s most eccentrically uninhibited.


Get Un-Robed with Andrew Stanley

Thu, Nov 13, 2014

ANDREW STANLEY is a “comedy tsunami” according to The Scotsman, which also described him as having “astonishingly good observational material delivered and timed to perfection”.

Liam O'Flaherty.

Readings & Events

Banned novel for discussion in Westside Library

Thu, Nov 13, 2014

BEING ONE of Ireland’s finest writers, a Gaeilgeoir, and a veteran of the War of Independence, did not prevent Liam O’Flaherty from escaping the censor.

Dick Gaughan.

Essential Playlist

Dick Gaughan - Essential Songs Playlist

Tue, Sep 09, 2014

A FIERCELY proud Scot, an unapologetic “unreconstructed Socialist”, a leading contemporary folk singer-songwriter, and according to Dirty Linen magazine, “Scotland's head and conscience” - this is Dick Gaughan.

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