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The History of Women's Christmas in Ireland

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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Art meets science at Crawford Art Gallery with The School of Looking

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An expansive new exhibition will be visiting Cork‘s Crawford Art Gallery this year. Invisible Light is a collection of exciting artworks which explore the Electromagnetic Spectrum. Curious questions are posed

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An Irish artist’s journey to celebrate the female body

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Artist Jennifer Smith comes from a Roscommon village where generations of families stem from. Kilmurray just outside Castlerea was Jennifer’s grandad’s home turf as well as her own father’s and

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International and local artists capture the magic of Birr Castle Demesne

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As part of their 400-year celebrations of the Parsons Family living at Birr Castle Demesne, Lord and Lady Rosse are hosting the Through the Artist’s Eye Exhibition which is taking place

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Children in family hubs, Direct Provision centres and schools to receive new books

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Hundreds of children who are based in family hubs, Direct Provision centres and Deis schools across Ireland are to receive a gift package of new books. Children in Direct Provision

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