Festival season around the country’s lower reaches continues. Cork, already thrown down with jazz, folk and early music, adds another recurring fest to its list with the second bi-annual Friary Cork Festival, running October 20-24 at the Friary bar on Shandon Street North Mall. Music, food, alcohol, films and other shenanigans are a go throughout […]

What you may need to know: 1. Thomas Hardy’s classic tale of love and not so much love gets the Hollywood treatment. Again. 2. The book was originally published anonymously as a monthly series in the Cornhill Magazine. 3. Carey Mulligan does breathlessly in love very well. 4. That’s Mulligan singing in the trailer too, alongside […]

Your wha’? Tricia Purcell of SpunOut.ie writes: The next event in our table quiz series is TONIGHT at DTwo Harcourt Street, Dublin on the subject of Disney Movies! Featuring questions from the full library of animated and live-action films, this one will really test your knowledge. We will have eight rounds of eight questions, including a […]

Frogs literally jumping into Spring on The River Shannon. From The Secret Life of the Shannon on Sunday, RTE One, 6.30pm. Anne-Louise  Foley writes: A bit of nerd trivia, this series was filmed (by Crossing the Line films) using a Phantom High Speed Camera (1,000 frames p. second) the same kind of camera used in […]