Arts & Entertainment

Star of Mrs Brown’s Boys to open Union Hall Festival by the Sea

Posted on: 7th July, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment

Fans of Mrs Brown’s Boys will have a chance to meet and greet one of D’Movie’s stars at a West Cork festival next month as Eilis O’Carroll (aka Mrs Brown’s neighbour Winnie), opens Union Hall Festival by the Sea in July. The ten-day...

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30th anniversary of West Cork Art Centre’s Members’ Exhibition

Posted on: 7th July, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment

Members ’14 is the 30th anniversary of the West Cork Arts Centre’s Members’ Exhibition at its location on North Street in Skibbereen. As this also marks the final year before the Centre’s move to its new building, this year’s show...

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Rising comic book artist

Posted on: 7th July, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment

Bernadett Sarosi dreams of working for Marvel — the American publisher that counts Spider-Man and X-Men among its many comic book characters. And, having secured her first comic book deal with Irish comic book writer Darrin O’Toole this year, Mary...

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Castletownsend prepares for St Barrahane’s Church Festival of Music

Posted on: 7th July, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment

Since 1980, St Barrahane’s Church in the village of Castletownshend has hosted a music festival, which draws distinguished musicians from around the world. This summer, each Thursday evening from July 17 to August 14, will find well-respected artists from Italy,...

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Men Without Names makes a name for itself

Posted on: 7th July, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment

Men Without Names is a collaborative music and words project by Clonakilty residents Adrian Boyle and Joseph Horgan. Adrian is a well-respected multi-instrumentalist raised in the heart of traditional music and Joseph is a poet, writer and journalist who has...

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Seperating the wheat from the chaff

Posted on: 4th June, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment

  So, you’ve managed to finish your novel. Kudos. Now it’s time for the fun part. Editing! And when I say ‘fun’, I mean soul-destroying. If you’re anything like me this is the part of the writing process where you’ve...

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Sanctuary sculpture trail

Posted on: 4th June, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment

I recently read with interest an article in The Visual Artists Ireland News sheet, titled ‘Has the artist been paid?’. After completing the innovative four-year BA in Visual Art course delivered by DIT on Sherkin Island, I found this question...

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An island art trail

Posted on: 4th June, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment

This year’s exhibition by the graduates of the BA in Visual Arts on Sherkin Island was a huge success. With a record-breaking headcount of over 1000 visitors to the island tallied by the ferry operators, the island was thronged with...

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