A night of culture
Culture Night 2009 takes place on Friday September 25th with an immense programme of free cultural events for one night only across 11 towns, cities and counties with an expected attendance of half a million visitors.
After dark at Academy
RHA After Dark is the annual fund-raising night for the Royal Hibernian Academy gallery on Friday, October 2nd, from 8pm until late.
Best Chef in Connaught celebrates
This year's Food & Wine Awards Best Chef in Connaught, the very talented Seamus Commons who works at Knockranny House Hotel in Westport, is celebrating his well-deserved win with a gourmet package showcasing his terrific, complex and locally sourced food.
Feast of theatre
The annual theatrical extravanza of the Ulster Bank Dublin Theatre Festival begins on September 24th and runs until October 11th, with the usual wealth of Irish and international productions.
With a few weeks until the new national hunt season, AIan Parker assesses the form of new and seasoned contenders.
Stella Morris goes to Holywood - Co Down, that is - and the Mitre Restaurant at the Culloden Estate.