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Archive: October, 2018

Please join us for the launch of Crisis and Comeback – Cork in the Eighties by Michael Moynihan in Waterstones Cork at 6.30pm on Wednesday 7th November.  How does a city survive its worst recession in living memory?   Cork entered the 1980s with swagger. There was a stability to the city, anchored by the...
How does a city survive its worst recession in living memory? Cork entered the 1980s with swagger. The 1970s had been dominated nationally by the city's favourite son, Jack Lynch, who was Taoiseach for much of the decade. And the sense of superiority wasn't confined to the political arena. The city had given Ireland a world-class rock star...
Dublin was one of the cockpits of the Irish revolution, and was the setting for some of the most iconic events of that era. But while images of the Easter Rising have become familiar, especially since its centenary, the same cannot be said of what came after. John Gibney's study makes use of a wide variety of contemporary documents and...
In a global context, the River Liffey may seem small and infantile. Not much more than 100 km in length and less than 10,000 years old, it is dwarfed by other rivers around the globe. However, as the main river of our capital city, it has contributed in no small way to the development of a civilisation. Indeed, for writers such has James Joyce,...
Rory Gallagher is revered as one of the greatest guitarists. He bounded across the stage with the swagger of a rock star, but offstage he was a shy, unassuming man. There were no wild parties, no marriages and divorces. His short life shifted between the bright lights of his success and the darkness of personal struggle.  Gallagher...
‘I can think of no other edifice constructed by man as altruistic as a lighthouse. They were built only to serve.’ George Bernard Shaw Since ancient times, long before GPS, radio transmission or radar, lighthouses have served as beacons helping ships to navigate Ireland’s sometimes treacherous waters. The earliest lights were simply...