WATCH: Dog Pound, a Dublin pub monologue
No longer in the role of Father Jack, the great actor Frank
Kelly captures the Irish art of storytelling and the
relationship between a regular patron and his barman in this
short film Dog Pound.
Mayo Teenager wins Texaco Art prize with
hyperrealist pencil portrait
16 year old
Claremorris Student, Shania McDonagh, has won the top prize
in the 2014 Texaco Children's Art
Brian Boru - the Last Great High King of Ireland
23rd April 2014: 1000 years since the famous Battle of
Brian Boru was no legend although his
life deeds were legendary. He was very much a real man and
was in fact the last great High King of Ireland and perhaps
the greatest military leader the country has ever known.
Irish in Rebellion - The 1916 rising
The 1916 rising is regarded as a seminal moment in Irish
history, but it failed to attract popular support at the
Prelude to the birth of a nation
story of the 1916 Easter Rising is writ large in Irish
history. But what is often overlooked is the contribution
made by Irish communities in England and Scotland in
providing many of the insurgents, arms and explosives and
then taking part in the actual fighting. DR MICHAEL MAGUIRE
Witnesses to history
Street, April 24th, 1916:Dublin is cloaked in an eerie
silence. The Easter Rising is an afternoon old: A horse lies
dead by Nelson's Pillar.
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