The Boys are Back in Town

T2 Trainspotting might have backfired spectacularly. Sequels are dangerous ground at the best of times, but following up one of the best-loved movies…

George Murray RIP

On the week of the first anniversary of the death of David Bowie, the Irish music scene has lost of…

Musical Martellos

Martello towers are one of the most distinctive features of Dublin’s coastline. The one in Sandycove briefly housed a young…

Anthony Cronin (1928-2016)

  (Above: The First Bloomsday Celebrations at Sandycove, Co. Dublin, June 16th, 1954. From l-r Anthony Cronin, John Ryan, Patrick…

The Ghosts of Monkstown

  While it is virtually impossible to verify any ghost story, they’re undeniably irresistible. Intriguingly, the few ghostly yarns I’ve…