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Finding beauty in The Everyday Fantastic

Elena McCrory discusses the curation of Anne Yeats: The Everyday Fantastic with Grace O’Boyle and Donna Rose at the National Gallery of Ireland

Running until the 6th of February 2022, Anne Yeats: The Everyday Fantastic at the National Gallery of Ireland offers its viewers a look into the whimsical world of her work, as the daughter of William Butler Yeats. Dive into her

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The top spots to bookshop in Dublin city

Elaine McHale discusses alternative bookstores to frequent in Dublin with Chapters closing its doors in the new year

It is safe to say that the recent announcement of the closure of Chapters bookstore on Parnell Street early next year has dealt a painful hand to Dublin’s bookworms, not to mention putting another dent in the city’s already fragile

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Annika Berglund, 'The patterns we make', hand-dyed merino wool, 91x91cm

Navigating emotion in the pandemic: Annika Berglund’s Interlocked opens at the Olivier Cornet Gallery

Maisie McGregor reviews the exhibition that explores the paradoxical emotional and physical experiences of Covid-19

A new exhibition has just opened at the Olivier Cornet Gallery on Great Denmark Street, showcasing the work of Swedish artist, Annika Berglund. Interlocked is a fascinating insight into Berglund’s pandemic experience, with her emotive response clearly implanted within her

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Club Nine – normalising sustainable fashion

Elena McCrory chats to David Barton, founder of the everyday sustainable clothing brand Club Nine

“Starting a business is like putting out fires” is how Technological University, Dublin (TUD) student David Barton described founding and running Club Nine, a sustainable clothing brand that uses materials like 100% organic cotton and recycled polyester. Primarily an online

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Remembering Brendan Kennelly

Ella Sloane reflects on Brendan Kennelly’s legacy as one of Ireland’s most beloved poets and novelists

17 October 2021 saw the passing of one of Ireland’s greatest creatives and academics, Brendan Kennelly. Born in Ballylongford in County Kerry, Kennelly attended Trinity to study English and French upon being granted the college’s prestigious Reid scholarship. Even during

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Warrior god Lugh stands proud as Ireland’s tallest mural

Hilary Mullen discusses Ireland’s tallest mural in Dundalk, newly erected and fascinating the town

On my commute to Trinity, I pass the same buildings leaving Dundalk, heading onward towards the motorway. Red brick terraced houses, the local hospital, the Dundalk Institute of Technology campus and lastly, at the edge of Dundalk’s exit, the Crowne …

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Púca Magazine is representing all voices

Oona Kauppi interviews Trinity postgraduate Christopher Joyce on his literary journal Púca Magazine, in time for their second issue’s submissions call

Christopher Joyce, the 23-year-old Trinity postgraduate student behind Púca Magazine, joins the call. Púca’s first issue came out just last month – their second issue is due to come out in December 2021. “I always had a fierce admiration for …

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The Royal Hibernian Academy Gallery is really helping artists

Caroline Costello breaks down the RHA’s new campaign to financially support Irish artists after the worst of the pandemic

The Royal Hibernian Academy Gallery (RHA) has set up a new programme called The Really Helping Artists campaign, aiming to support Irish artists during the pandemic. The rise of Covid-19 has caused issues for almost all types of professions, but