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# What To Know

This year
Ballad tours and hidden gems: Get to know Ireland's sites with a wonderful walking tour
A guide to some of Ireland’s more interesting walking tours to do this summer.
“It puts the city on the stage”: Cork Midsummer Festival director, Lorraine Maye interviewed
A look ahead at some highlights from Cork Midsummer Festival taking place between June 14 – 25.
“There is no perfect way to be sustainable”: Interview with Taz Kelleher of The Useless Project
Taz Kelleher, co-founder of The Useless Project, shares advice on living more sustainably.
Brendan Behan and Stanley Tucci: A guide to International Literature Festival Dublin 2023
The team behind the International Literature Festival Dublin share their highlights from this year’s programme.
“A celebration of the rich working-class culture”: A look at 2023’s James Connolly Festival
An interview with Aaron Nolan, festival organiser of the James Connolly Festival, about this year’s excellent programme taking place this May.
From Iggy Pop to Interpol: 5 unmissable music festivals taking place across Ireland this Summer
A guide to some of the incredible acts performing across the country to catch this festival season.
Ready Steady Book!: Unearth an 1816 murder mystery with this year’s One Dublin One Book title
Jackie Lynam of Dublin City Libraries and author Andrew Hughes interviewed about this year’s country-wide reading initiative taking place this April.
"It’s a time to showcase how inclusive the Irish spirit is": Interview with Cormac Cashman
Mother co-founder Cormac Cashman tells The Journal about Cultúr Club at this year’s St Patrick’s Festival
“We’re redefining perceptions of African culture": Kisu Telfer of Sahara boutique interviewed
Kisu Telfer, owner of Sahara is supporting independent African-based artisans from her Dún Laoghaire store.
"I know we're actually doing all the things we talk about”: Gary Grant of Imbibe Coffee interviewed
Coffee with a conscience: The Dublin-based coffee roastery with a community focus
Rugged cliffs and beautiful beaches: The breathtaking sites of The Banshees of Inisherin
Explore the locations in the West of Ireland featured in Martin McDonagh’s Oscar-nominated feature.
Shopping with a conscience: A guide to Ireland’s finest vintage stores
Antique furniture in Kilkenny and timeless garments in Bray: Where to find the best sustainable vintage pieces for you and your home.
"Being part of an audience gives us connection": Maria Fleming of First Fortnight interviewed
First Fortnight’s CEO, Maria Fleming talks about the significance of the country-wide festival and how it aims to address the stigma attached to mental health through the arts.
Last year
The fabric of Ireland's arts world: A look at The Abbey Theatre's covetable costume department
Donna Geraghty talks to The Journal about the remarkable wardrobe collection in Ireland’s revered cultural institution.
Reel good! We go behind the scenes as a film projectionist shares stories from beyond the booth
Paul Markey from Dublin’s Irish Film Institute takes us on a tour of a cinema projection booth.