Losing our religion

By David Hennessy “I first tasted semen when I was 7 years old,” is the shocking start to John Michael McDonagh’s Calvary. Unsurprisingly Brendan Gleeson’s Father James is stuck for words as the unseen man tells of [...]

Return of the unlikely detective

Oxford's most atypical detective is back with the force [...]

Jamie Dornan’s brave new world

The Fall star Dornan and fellow cast members talk Channel 4 series New Worlds [...]

The returning soldier

By David Hennessy Ronan Raftery, known from Moone Boy, plays Harry Heegan who leads his football team to victory before he grabs his kit and heads for the World War One trenches where a nightmare world [...]

Heidi’s taking control

By David Hennessy “Now for lack of a better word, I’m free so I can release my own music and actually own it,” twice BBC Folk Awards nominee Heidi Talbot tells The Irish World. Heidi’s latest [...]

Howie the Rookie to come to London

Landmark Productions have announced that Howie the Rookie, starring Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, will play at the Barbican in London. The production will play for one week only at the Olympia Theatre, Dublin from 11 – 15 November, before transferring [...]

Flat 7-up voted Irish mammy’s ‘fix-all’ remedy

One4all celebrates the Irish Mammy with new video TV presenter and Mum Lucy Kennedy took to the streets of Dublin recently for One4all to find out what people really think of Irish Mammies – and put [...]

Christy Brown archive saved for Ireland

Painter's personal effects go for £37, 500 at Bonhams [...]

Irish winners of RTS Awards look towards London

By David Hennessy Irish film graduates who collected RTS (Royal Television Society) Awards for their student films in Dublin last month have moved forwarded for selection for the RTS finals in London in May where they [...]

Teaching stars of the present and future

By David Hennessy Rachel Downey of the relatively new Downey Academy of Irish Dance will graduate as a fully qualified TCRG instructor at this year’s world championships. Being able to graduate at the event in London [...]

Raglans road

By David Hennessy They have already played to packed audiences supporting The Strypes and with the endorsement of DJ Chris Moyles, Dublin four piece Raglans are prepared to fill the same houses with their names on [...]

Galway gets Happy

The city of Galway decided to make their own version of the Pharrell Williams video Happy and it turned out brilliantly with the involvement of the whole city, including salsa dancers, circus performers, zumba dancers, Disney Characters, [...]

A Cultured Woman

  By David Hennessy The last time The Irish World caught up with Mairead Carlin in late 2012, the 24-year-old Derry singer was supporting the legendary Don McLean. Since then, she has gone from strength to [...]

A stag – with a difference

Huberman plays bride-to-be Ruth in Irish feel-good flick [...]

“Evie’s my inspiration”

Singer talks of howdaughter, who has Down's syndrome, inspires him [...]

Maguire magic

By David Hennessy Established for over 40 years, The Maguire O’Shea Academy of Irish Dance holds a proud record as it boasts the only mother and daughter to both win World Championships in Kathleen and Ellie [...]

A band with the full (Surprise) Package

By David Hennessy The London Irish Centre in Camden will host highly-rated fresh trad band CrossHarbour on this Monday March 17, St Patrick’s Day, giving London-based trad fans a chance to hear material from their eagerly [...]

Portraits of the artist as a young man

  By David Hennessy Photos that capture Phil Lynott’s “spirit” are among the images of a new London exhibition that also includes images of The Clash, Ian Dury, Debbie Harry, Bruce Springsteen, Johnny Rotten and Sid [...]

A family affair

By David Hennessy The Claddagh Academy of Irish Dance had success at the World Championships in Boston last year when its student Olivia Drury finished third. But her teacher Donna Crouch hopes a fully fit Olivia [...]

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