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Mark­ing the 150th an­niver­sary of the restora­tion of St Pa­trick’s. Ir­ish Ar­chi­tec­tural Archive, 45 Mer­rion Sq Un­til Sep 4 iarc.ie

70th birth­day ex­hi­bi­tion with works from 1980-200 and the last decade (Un­til Sep 20) Plus works from the per­ma­nent col­lec­tion. Na­tional Gallery of Ire­land na­tion­al­gallery.ie

Land­scape paint­ings by Neal Greig and Jock Ni­chol. The Door­way Gallery, 24 South Fred­er­ick St Un­til June 22 the­do­or­way­gallery.com

Caro­line McCarthy’s work ar­gues that art has to be free not to be use­ful. Green on Red Gallery, Spencer Dock Un­til Aug 8 greenonredgallery.com

LIM­ER­ICK

Felic­ity Clear, Anita Groener, Pamela Dunne and the School of Ar­chi­tec­ture in the Univer­sity of Lim­er­ick (SAUL) (Unitl July 26). Act of Por­trayal: 14 Artists from Lim­er­ick’s nu­mer­ous Stu­dios are in­vited to re­spond to their own se­lec­tion from the Na­tional Self Por­trait Col­lec­tion (NSPC), held at the Univer­sity of Lim­er­ick’s cam­pus (Un­til July 26). Shadow Light: Gavin Hogg, Works 2004-2014 (Un­til July 10). Lim­er­ick City Gallery of Art, Pery Sq gallery.lim­er­ick.ie

Ra­mon Kas­sam. Shadow Light: Gavin Hogg. Draw­ings II: Se­lected work from the Na­tional Col­lec­tion of Con­tem­po­rary Draw­ing. Lim­er­ick City Gallery of Art, Carnegie Build­ing, Pery Sq Un­til July 10 gallery.lim­er­ick.ie

MAYO

Fic­tional works by Li­ubov Kady­rova. Ber­nadette Bo­han: Paint­ings of the face.. Cus­tom House Gallery, The Quay, West­port Un­til July 5 cus­tom­hous­es­tu­dios.ie

SLIGO

Eight Sligo artists tackle Yeat­sean land­scapes (July 2-Aug 31) Im­pres­sions and por­traits of WB Yeats: In­vited artists, Hamil­ton Gallery, 4 Castle St (Un­til Aug 29) Plus off­site projects at Hawkes Well Theatre (Mary Plun­kett un­til July 29) and The Fac­tory (Grainne Cuffe and Bet­tina Seitz un­til July 8) hamil­ton­gallery.ie

See Seven Days. Lucy An­drews, Mikala Dwyer, Igor Gru­bic, Siob­han Ha­paska, Alek­san­dra Mir, Laura Mor­ri­son, and Gar­rett Phelan. Vaari Claf­fey cu­rated. The old Snia/Sae­han fac­tory, Hazel­wood De­mense, Ha­zle­wood Un­til Sep 27 An ex­hi­bi­tion mark­ing the 150th an­niver­sary of the birth of WB Yeats (Un­til Aug 30). Shared Vi­sions, The Model Col­lects: Works from the Ni­land Col­lec­tion. The Model, The Mall the­model.ie

TIP­PER­ARY

In col­lab­o­ra­tion with Loop-Fes­ti­val Barcelona. Damer House Gallery, Damer House & Castle, Ro­screa Un­til July 3

WEST­MEATH

This Land is Ours: Daniel Ch­ester. Con­ver­sa­tions in a Crooked Cir­cle: Gary Robin­son. Re:Col­lect: Paul Roy. Luan Gallery, Athlone Un­til June 28 lu­an­gallery.ie

WATER­FORD

Carol Bove, Ger­ard Byrne, Dun­can Camp­bell, Steven Clay­don, Gabriel Kuri, Basim Magdy, Wolf­gang Till­mans and Hay­ley Tomp­kins, mark­ing 10 years of ex­hi­bi­tions at Lis­more, cu­rated by The Com­mon Guild. Lis­more Castle Gallery St Carthage Hall, St Carthage Cathe­dral and Main St. Un­til Aug 31 lis­more­castlearts.ie

WEX­FORD

Paint­ings from IMMA’s col­lec­tion in­clud­ing work by Basil Black­shaw, Oliver Comer­ford, Bar­rie Cooke, Diana Cop­per­white, Wil­liam Crozier, El­iz­a­beth Mag­ill, Michael Mulc­ahy and Hughie O’Donoghue. County Hall, Wex­ford County Coun­cil Un­til July 31 Sara Keat­ing skeat­ing@irish­times.com

BELFAST

Mod­ern mu­si­cal about a fail­ing re­la­tion­ship, that starts at the break-up and moves back­wards through time. WIth Fra Fee and Amy Len­nox. Lyric Theatre. Un­til Jul 4 8pm (Mat Sat 3pm/Sun 1pm) £18/£20 lyrictheatre.co.uk

Na­tional Theatre Scot­land find a tem­po­rary home at the Lyric with this comic ver­sion of La Nona, star­ring Gre­gor Fisher as the 100-year-old grand-dame. Lyric Theatre. Ends Jun 27, 7.45pm £20/£24.50 lyrictheatre.co.uk

CAR­LOW

See Dublin. Bernard Shaw Theatre Jun 28 8pm vi­su­al­car­low.ie

CA­VAN

Michael Carey com­edy about two broth­ers re­united on the fam­ily farm. Fea­tur­ing John McDwyer and Eileen Mur­phy. Ramor Theatre, Vir­ginia Jun 26/27 8.30pm 18/16 See also Sligo. Dublin.

CORK

Druid take on the bard, with an epic, six-hour, part-prom­e­nade stag­ing of his four history plays, Richard II, Henry IV Parts 1 & 2, and Henry V, as newly sculpted by Mark O’Rowe. With li­cence to go be­yond nat­u­ral­ism, Garry Hynes and her 13-strong ensem­ble (in­clud­ing Marty Rea, Derbhle Crotty and Aisling O’Sul­li­van) recon­ceive no­tions of gen­der, na­tion­hood and suc­ces­sion by bring­ing this story of Eng­land un­der a very Ir­ish lens. Also Lim­er­ick. Sk­ibereen Town Hall 5pm Sylvia Thompson sthoomp­son@irish­times.com

CAR­LOW

Join in with herb walks and plant for­ages, watch prac­ti­cal herbal demon­stra­tions and films and en­joy or­ganic veg­e­tar­ian meals, Black­stairs Ecocen­tre, The Old Rec­tory, Killed­mond, Bor­ris Fri-Sun var­i­ous times herbfeast.com

DUBLIN

Stroll by the sea and then have lunch in the park, cour­tesy of this pop­u­lar out­door craft and food mar­ket, The Peo­ple’s Park, Dun Laoghaire, Sun 11am-4pm From tre.com

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DUBLIN

Noni Sta­ple­ton per­forms her new solo show, a sur­real com­edy of love, long­ing and one woman’s ri­valry with a Charo­lais heifer. Dol­men Theatre, The Magic Car­pet, Cor­nelscourt. Ends Jul 4 8pm

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Tom Mur­phy makes his be­lated de­but at the Gate Theatre with his ex­tra­or­di­nary play about spir­i­tual yearn­ing and cor­roded souls, where an Ir­ish­man vis­its a quack to learn to sing like the Ital­ian opera singer Be­ni­amino Gigli. David Grindley di­rects De­nis Con­way, De­clan Con­lon and Dawn Brad­field. Gate Theatre. Ends Jun 27 7.30pm (Sat Mat 2.30pm) Mon & Mat Tues-Thurs Fri-Sat gate-theatre.ie ANU con­tinue to ex­ca­vate Dublin’s past with this site-spe­cific the­atri­cal tour about the 1916 Ris­ing. Failte Ire­land Tourist Of­fice. Ends July 4 On the hour 12pm-5pm

Bil­lie Traynor turns the ta­bles on Os­car Wilde’s most fa­mous com­edy, giv­ing Gwen­dolyn and Ce­cily the cen­tral parts in this new light drama. A lot to live up to. Bew­ley’s Cafe Theatre @Pow­er­scourt Town­house. Ends Jul 25 1pm be­w­leyscafethe­atre.com Teri Fitzger­ald’s new play is a mad­cap farce about an ag­ing child star Lil Ruby Car­son, de­ter­mined to make a come­back, as­sisted by with her flighty sis­ter Sandy and agent Archie. Philip Do­herty di­rects. Theatre Up­stairs, Lani­gan’s. Ends Jun 27 7pm (Wed & Sat Weekly guided tours through The Life and Works of Wil­liam But­ler Yeats, Thurs 2pm, Na­tional Li­brary, Kil­dare St nli.ie

MEATH

A writ­ing fes­ti­val that is

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Here I go again. Bord Gais Energy Theatre. Ends Jul 4 7.30pm (Sat & Wed mat 1.30pm) tick­et­mas­ter.ie

Still wait­ing for the Ir­ish sum­mer to start? Try a Rus­sian one in­stead. Brian Friel trans­la­tion of Ivan Tur­genev’s sim­mer­ing tragi-com­edy. Di­rected by Ethan McSweeny. Gate Theatre 7.30pm Pre­views from Jul 2. Jul 7- Aug 21

Jimmy McAleavey’s new play tells the story of two for­mer sol­diers whose lives are not a rou­tine of ther­apy, treat­ment and guilt. A fi­nal op­er­a­tion of­fers a chance of mean­ing and an en­counter with the new face of war in North­ern Ire­land. Caitri­ona McLaugh­lin di­rects. Pea­cock Theatre. Ends Jun 27 8pm (Sat mat 3pm) abbeythe­atre.ie

Des Keogh per­forms his solo piece about Ge­orge Bernard Shaw and the women in his life. Also Car­low Civic Theatre Jun 26/27; Dun Laoghaire Jul 1-4 8pm

Aileen Wymes play, di­rected by Frank Allen, fol­lows a woman who dreams of do­ing some­thing spe­cial with her life, but not ev­ery­thing goes ac­cord­ing to plan. Vik­ing Theatre, Clon­tarf. Ends Jul 4 8pm vikingth­e­atre­dublin.com The least-fre­quently pro­duced play of Sean O’Casey’s Dublin Tril­ogy in a co-pro­duc­tion with the Abbey Theatre. Di­rected by Wayne Jor­dan, who has a rep­u­ta­tion of turn­ing worn clas­sics into gold. Abbey Theatre. Ends Aug 1 7.30pm (Sat mat 2.30pm) abbeythea- gain­ing ground ev­ery year. Choose be­tween mu­si­cian and eco-ac­tivist Brian Eno talk­ing about his life and work, au­thors Mar­ian Keyes, Roddy Doyle, Anne En­right, Ben Okri, Michael Hard­ing and poet Paul Dur­can. Also a chance to ex­plore the his­toric town of Kells. Fri-Sun 046 924 0081 hayfes­ti­val.com/kells

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See Ca­van. Civic Theatre, Tal­laght Jul 3/4 8pm 20/16

Irvine Welsh’s he­do­nis­tic novel about the Glas­gow rave scene is adapted for the satge by Harry Gib­son for Out of Time Theatre. Smock Al­ley Boys School, June 29–July 4 8pm, Sat Mat 2pm

LIM­ER­ICK

See Cork. Lime Tree Theatre. Ends Jun 27 (Tues Pt 1 & Wed Pt 2 7.30pm to­gether,

sep­a­rately; Full cy­cle Fri 4pm & Sat 2pm

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MAYO

Pat Kinevane’s mov­ing mas­ter­piece about a young home­less woman. Not as grim as you would think. Bal­lina Arts Cen­tre Jul 2 8pm

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SLIGO

Per­formed read­ings of Yeats’ heroic cy­cle by Blue Rain­coat. Hargadons’ Pub, Sligo 6pm Free

See Ca­van. St Brigid’s Hall, Tub­ber­curry Jul 2 8.30pm

WICK­LOW

Works ex­plor­ing re­la­tion­ships, with a mythic di­men­sion, by Dou­glas Ross. Sig­nal Arts Cen­tre, 1 Al­bert Av­enue, Bray Un­til July 5 sig­nalarts­cen­tre.ie

Joanna Kid­ney presents her own cab­i­net of cu­riosi­ties, with draw­ings, en­caus­tic paint­ings and a stitched, sculp­tural draw­ing. Mer­maid Arts Cen­tre, Main St, Bray Un­til July 18 mer­maid­arts­cen­tre.ie

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