Kneecap Live @Cyprus Avenue

Ireland’s premier anarchist gaelgòir hip hop trio takes the rebel county by storm, Niamh Browne writes.. There can’t be anybody else doing what Kneecap is doing, and if so, certainly not as well as these lads from West Belfast. The opening song for their Cork set was “Tá na Baggies ar an Talamh”. Your first thought when they play this is, “Jesus Christ I have … Continue reading Kneecap Live @Cyprus Avenue

Cork Film Festival 2019 Programme Launch

Entertainment Editor Andrew Burke discusses the Cork Film Festival 2019 Programme Launch, along with a few films to keep an eye out for.   Motley staff writer, Kane Geary O Keeffe, and I had the pleasure of attending the launch of the 64th Cork Film Festival Launch at the River Lee Hotel. The night featured powerful speeches from the Chair of the Cork Film Festival … Continue reading Cork Film Festival 2019 Programme Launch


Deputy Entertainment Editor Cathal Donovan O’Neill gives you the five best gigs of the week Welcome back! Hope you’re getting on well this week. This week’s gig guide’s very much loaded towards the weekend but there’s some great, great stuff on offer. Cyprus Avenue has a lot of good acts in! Hope you enjoy this special Motley weekend gig guide – Nialler9, we’re comin’ for … Continue reading THE MOTLEY GIG GUIDE: OCT 7TH-OCT 13TH 2019

The Painter

  A brief canvas of obsession and compulsion Etched blackened veins in strokes Of leaden paint. The painter in his madness portrayed chaos. What he thought were masterpieces were merely the manipulations of the claws that trickled up his spine, sending signals to his ailing wrists. One day he stood back, stooped in calmed breath, the lights turned mellow in his studio observing yet another … Continue reading The Painter