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

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(Updated June 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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Portrait of Dublin’s First Female Lord Mayor Kathleen Clarke commissioned

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The Lord Mayor of Dublin Hazel Chu last week announced that a commission for a portrait of Kathleen Clarke, the first female Lord Mayor of the City, has been awarded

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Trinity College’s iconic Old Library to undergo €25 million restoration

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The Irish Government has announced €25 million funding for the restoration of one of the country’s best-loved heritage sites, the Old Library at Trinity College Dublin. The Old Library is home

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Dath an Dóchais: 40 Gaeltacht Visual Artists Celebrated

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Ealaín na Gaeltachta, in partnership with Údaras na Gaeltachta, is celebrating Gaeltacht visual artists in an online exhibition called Dath an Dóchais celebrating 40 years of support for the visual

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Art and Soul: Major art fair to feature Ireland’s largest display of sculptures

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Art and Soul, Ireland’s first major post-lockdown art fair is set to feature the largest collection of sculptures displayed on the island. The Holywood International Art and Sculpture Fair Art

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New artworks will be added to the National Collection

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422 artworks by 70 artists will be added to the National Collection thanks to the €1m fund provided to the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) and the Crawford Art

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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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