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Twelve years ago Independent Newspapers donated what was left of their entire collection of photographic negatives to the National Library of Ireland. These encompassed the years 1912 to 2000, covering most of the major political and social events of the century. In 2011, as part of a plan to produce a series of magazines on Ireland from 1950...
This landmark collection of imagery showcases the Irish mountains at their very best. Nearly two decades in the making, it was delayed when Gareth McCormack developed psoriatic arthritis in his knees, which seriously curtailed his ability to get into the mountains for a number of years. Download Press Release
The beloved Ha’penny Bridge might have been the site of something much wilder – an art gallery spanning the Liffey similar to Florence’s Ponte Vecchio. Designs for the gallery, which would house Sir Hugh Lane’s collection, were prepared by Sir Edwin Lutyens in 1913 and there was decent support. This was as far as the suggestion went – after...
The MacGillycuddy’s Reeks stretch for 19 magnificent kilometres along the eastern boundary of the Iveragh Peninsula in County Kerry. This book is a record charting, in words and images, the rich diversity of its people and landscape, encompassing all aspects of their indigenous ways in a remote and rural landscape. Download Press Release
John Spillane has had a fantastic musical journey. Over the last thirty-three years, he has played with many bands and musical outfits and served a number of musical apprenticeships. He has written hundreds of songs, an opera and now, for the first time, a book. Will We Be Brilliant or What? is packed full of music and stories as John gives...
The poet and musician have always been held in high esteem in Ireland. And there are certain songs that, though intimate expressions of love, are part of the fabric of our national identity. Gerard Hanberry, a poet from Galway, said, ‘I had often heard people speculating on who had inspired Patrick Kavanagh to put pen to paper and write “On...