To get in your face
Will have audiences dancing in the street
Saints come in all shapes, semblances, devotion and demeanour but rarely, yet undeservedly, is anyone revered because of his or her relationship with shared love and marriage. Valentine, officially San Valentino of Terni in Italy, he of the 14th of February fame, is one of those rare exceptions. Even more strangely rare is to find a famous non-Irish holy person having such a close association with Ireland so hence this intriguing and unexpected story.
See the country girl
This month, Irish author Edna O’Brien revisits herera-defining novel The Country Girls, adapting the story for the Abbey Theatre stage.
Vintage jewellery store Courtville
Matthew Weldon was born into the jewellery business. The owner of Courtville – a beautiful antique and vintage store in the Powerscourt Centre, Dublin 2 – he credits hisancestors with teaching him the ropes.
National Museum of Ireland
Launch dino-mite exhibition
Learn to love theatre
Love and Courage season at the Gate kicks off in 2019 with athrilling double act of international drama.
Virgin Media DIFF 2019
Taking place between February 20 and March 3 – the Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival 2019 (Virgin Media DIFF 2019) has unveiled its full line-up featuring 125 events across 12 days.
Limerick Literary Festival
Limerick Literary Festival will celebrate its 35th edition this year from February 22 -24
Ted Fest – the annual ode to legendary TV series Father Ted will take place this year from February 21-24 with Inishmore standing in for Craggy Island.
Cobh Heritage Centre
The Queenstown Story
Celebrating the memory and music of one of the greatest folk artists of the 20th Century and Ireland’s cultural treasures, The Legend of Luke Kelly show is returning to Cork Opera House this month.
She may now be regarded as one of modern Ireland’s greatest writers, but there was a time when Edna O’Brien was not quite as revered in her home country. O’Brien first came to prominence in the 1960s - a period when the Catholic Church still held huge influence over life in Ireland - and her work proved controversial, as it broke the silence on sexual and social issues that were not often publicly acknowledged.