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Limit Break Comics continue to crowdfund an Irish Folklore Comic Anthology

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Dublin based comic collective Limit Break Comics recently launched a Kickstarter campaign for its Irish folklore comic anthology, Turning Roads. The book contains stories by over 30 comic creators, retelling Irish

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Primary school students sought for national poetry competition for young poets

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A national poetry competition for young poets has been launched by Inland Fisheries Ireland and the Blackrock Education Centre.  The national ‘Something Fishy’ poetry competition is aimed at 5th and 6th class primary school students in

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Dublin Lunar New Year programme of events rings in the Year of the Ox

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Dublin Lunar New Year and Chinese New Year celebrations have grown in the capital city over the last 13 years. However, this year, due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic the festival is all online. Honouring the Year of the Ox,

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50 Makers 50 Years – Ireland’s craft heroes celebrated in landmark new exhibition

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President Michael D. Higgins and Tánaiste Leo Varadkar had paid tribute to country’s makers as Design & Crafts Council Ireland celebrates “50 Makers 50 Years” in a new exhibition charting

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Nollaig na mBan: The History of Women’s Christmas in Ireland

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January 6th each year marks Nollaig na mBan (Little Christmas or Women’s Christmas). But do you know the history of Women’s Christmas in Ireland? This day is a long-established tradition

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Newgrange: Here’s where to watch the Winter Solstice in Ireland (2020)

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Have you ever wondered where to watch the Winter Solstice in Ireland this year? Unfortunately, the Office of Public Works’ (OPW) annual Winter Solstice gathering at the Neolithic Passage Tomb

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NCAD and Dublin City Council join forces on ‘Designing for the Pandemic’

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Dublin City Council and the National College of Art and Design (NCAD) have joined forces to add colour to the city centre while conveying an important health message to the

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Six short story and poetry competitions that are still open for submissions (2021)

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(Updated January 2021) Looking to hone your craft? These short story and poetry competitions are still open for submissions. With hundreds of thousands of people in Ireland now looking for

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50 artists with Irish connections supported through Nua Collective

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A new virtual experience called Nua Collective has been launched in light of the global pandemic. This collective is described as Ireland’s newest online experience which will play host to

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Exhibitions exploring Mincéir women, hair, culture and identity to open in Mayo

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Linenhall Arts Centre and National Museum of Ireland in Mayo are set to open stunning new photography exhibitions that explore Mincéir women and hair as a powerful symbol of culture

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