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# First look

Last month
May 2023
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A celebration of words: Listowel Writers’ Week returns for its 53rd year this June bank holiday
From Liz Nugent to Seamus Heaney: Simone Langemann, acting festival manager of Listowel Writers’ Week, shares highlights from this year’s extraordinary programme.
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“Independent venues provide spaces for experimentation to prosper”: Abbey Blake interviewed
Abbey Blake, musician and co-creator of Cork City’s Seanie Buttons Presents, talks about the importance of independent live venues.
This year
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Victorian walled gardens and tropical greenhouses: 6 stunning Irish botanical sites to visit
A guide to Ireland’s beautiful gardens to inspire budding gardeners of all ages.
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“There’s lots of passion for carvery”: Meet the podcasters dissecting the perfect roast dinner
Writer Esther O’Moore Donohoe and author Emer McLysaght have been sampling (and celebrating) Ireland’s best carvery destinations for their brilliant podcast, Emer & Esther’s Sunday Roast.
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Rembrandt & a retrospective of a revered Dublin artist: 4 exhibitions to see this April
Palette Cleanser: A guide to some unmissable art exhibitions happening across Ireland this April.
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“We make the things we want to see in the world”: Dublin photographer Ellius Grace interviewed
From Sinéad O’Connor to Barry Keoghan, Dublin photographer Ellius Grace has amassed an extraordinary portfolio.
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Buttermilk pancakes and breakfast sandwiches: 5 brunch spots to kick-start your weekend
Bon Appétit! A mouth-watering guide to Ireland’s best brunch spots.
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Family run businesses & bespoke services: Bookmark Ireland’s best independent bookshops
A guide to Ireland’s beloved independent book retailers.
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“Sharing your struggles is the best way of survival”: Artist Domino Whisker interviewed
The Dublin-based artist discusses the influence of grief on her art.
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Tree-mendous trails: 4 spectacular woodland walking spots to explore this weekend
Dust off the January cobwebs with a brisk walk in one of Ireland’s beautiful forests.
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Ones to watch (and hear!): 5 Irish musical acts to include in your 2023 playlists
Infectious 80s-inspired synth-pop from Donegal and powerful post-punk coming out of Dublin; A guide to Ireland’s emerging musical talent.
Last year
# Culture Magazine
Dead Interesting: Ireland's spooky and spectacular graveyards
A look at some of Ireland’s most beautiful burial grounds waiting to be explored
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Portrait of the artist: Explore the extraordinary portfolio of Bertille de Lestrade
The French-born, Dublin-based multi-disciplinary artist Bertille de Lestrade is one to watch.
All time
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What do you think of the new Galway GAA jerseys?
The Tribesmen have launched their home and away kits ahead of the 2021 season.
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This is what the new white-water rafting attraction at Dublin's IFSC will look like
The €22m project is expected to take 18 months to complete and development is expected to get under way next year.
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Wimbledon greats Serena and Murray thrill in mixed doubles opener
The pair teamed up for the first time to good effect on Saturday, winning in Wimbledon’s mixed doubles.
# Wild boars
First photos emerge of Thai cave rescue boys in hospital
The images were released at a press conference today.
# cave complex
Thai Navy Seals have posted a video of the football team rescue
The last four boys and their 25-year-old coach were rescued from the cave complex yesterday.
# too much
People are losing it over this clip of Chris Pratt and a baby raptor from the new Jurassic World movie
Clever girl.
# going global
Here's the first look at Netflix's new drama starring a 15-year-old Donegal actress
It’s out on May 12th.
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Want to try out new phone features before anyone else? Sign up for beta testing
Once you’re aware of the obvious risks with such an approach, it’s useful in trying out features in advance.
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Samsung's Note 7 is a larger, refined version of its best smartphone
The success of the S7 clearly influenced the design and ideas of the latest Galaxy Note smartphone.
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Meath's new Tayto Park-sponsored jersey isn't half-bad
We’d be happy with the latest design if we were fans of the Royal County.