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Listening to this urban soundtrack

Ciana Meyers chats with students studying classical music in three countries

New York, Paris and London are capitals that leave you dreaming or perhaps screaming as you struggle to decipher public transport. Personal associations aside, the city remains a timeless setting for artistic creation and performance. This creative aspect is enabled

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An Alaskan Compass & Kaleidoscope: In Conversation with Shannon Donahue

Ciana Meyers speaks with the environmental activist and writer on her work fusing creative and scientific practices

Shannon Kelly Donahue is an American environmental activist and writer based in Haines, Alaska. Last month, she shared her vision with Trinity News. “I share the land with bears and moose and eagles and wolves,” Donahue remarked.  “Glaciers drip from …

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100 years in Valletta

Alice Moynihan encourages Trinity students to visit Malta’s baroque masterpiece

First inhabited around 5200 BC by stone age farmers, likely from Sicily, and later taken over by the Phoenicians who sailed there from Lebanon, Malta is a tiny island nation often overlooked despite its capital’s unique UNESCO heritage status. Valletta

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An Irish Trad Supergroup of Their Own

Ciana Meyers reviews the performance of Irish trad group Macalla for International Women’s Day

The Sugar Club on Dublin’s Leeson Street was aglow with the soundscape of Ireland’s women on the evening of March 8. Macalla, an Irish traditional supergroup of women, first collaborated at the Dublin Folk Festival on International Women’s Day in

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Commodification or celebration? The question of Irish culture

Katie McGinley considers the recent St. Patrick’s Day celebrations and whether Ireland’s cultural heritage is at risk of being lost in a sea of obnoxious tourists

On March 17, 1,563 years ago, Saint Patrick passed away. On 17 March 2024, people all around the world descended upon Ireland for a weekend of excessive drinking, causing traffic delays and more drinking. This is obviously what the saint

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Breaking the glass ceiling of the National Gallery

Ella Sloane sits down with Dr Caroline Campbell, the National Gallery of Ireland’s first ever female director

In November 2022, Dr Caroline Campbell made history when she was appointed as the National Gallery of Ireland’s first ever female director. Just over a year later, I joined Campbell in the gallery’s iconic courtyard to reflect on her personal

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Sleepless in Dublin: Lessons in Journalistic Integrity

Jayna Rohslau puts her neck on the line to investigate reporting failures of the early 2000s and situate the key takeaways

If there’s anything I hate, it’s overly sentimental columns in which elderly twenty-somethings reflect wistfully upon their college experience. Nevertheless, as I prepare to leave Trinity, the time has come for me to write an overly sentimental column in which

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The band of the hour: Azure

Diana Stokes speaks to band members on recalling their origins and seeking escapism through music

Most students avoid campus on the weekends like the plague. Going into the Arts Block on my day off from college may seem odd, but I wasn’t going to pass up the chance to meet some of the lads from