Art Club, Arts & Culture

An Focal Art Club #1- Grayson Perry

Welcome to the first piece of a new series for Funnieamh! This series aims to provide a crash course in various influential figures from the art world throughout the semester. Arts editor Aislinn Kelly will make the weird and wonderful world of art accessible and a broad spectrum of genres and mediums will be explored. Art can provide a valuable …


Arts & Culture, Features, Fuinneamh

The Legacy of The Boomtown Rats

For music to retain the same punchy relevance almost half a decade on, more credit is due to The Boomtown Rats. Following the most hectic year for the band since their reunion in 2013, the turn of the decade saw the group release a long-awaited album. Frontman Bob Geldof even released a book containing lyrics and fragments from the band’s …


Letters of Love: Craft Society Links With Limerick Nursing Home as part of Nationwide Pen-Pal Project

The Craft Society have devised their own way of combatting isolation felt my residents of Ireland’s nursing homes, one of the worst effected community’s from the Covid Pandemic. The Pen Pal Project is an incentive by Irish business-owner Stacey Fiat, with the aim to pair Irish nursing home residents with a Pen Pal volunteer. Ireland’s nursing homes were badly hit …

An Focal Reads – Exciting Times by Naoise Dolan

Ava is a Dubliner living in Hong Kong, supporting herself by teaching English to primary school children. She struggles to open up to her fellow teachers and fails to make friends outside of her dysfunctional relationship with Julian and her potentially functional relationship with the busy Edith. Julian lets her live in his apartment rent free in an unacknowledged Friends …

Hotly Anticipated Releases

The shorter evenings call for a quality production to obsess over. From spectacular biopics to exquisite Irish animation, here are my top picks to look forward to…   Rebecca-(Available on Netflix from October 21st) Period Drama fans will have a field day on the new adaptation of Daphne Demauier’s iconic Rebecca, starring Downton Abbey’s Lily James and Armie Hammer of …

Covid 19’s Impact on the Fashion World

With the spread of COVID-19, being in quarantine slowly became our new reality. As most of us stayed confined to our homes, the ways we dressed changed dramatically. It seems warmth, style and comfort were the key elements to reach for in our wardrobes. With clothing outlets closed and social distancing implemented, it’s no surprise that our shopping routines changed …

The Enduring Appeal of Frida Kahlo

With an image reproduced on prints, t-shirts, even drink coasters, there’s something curiously unmistakable about Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. A face which symbolises defiance, glaring through naïve styled brushstrokes with her trademark bushy brows and traditional headdress. All generations have seen unusual statement trends, but Frida’s popularity spawns from more than just an absence of a tweezer. Instead, she has …

Uncut Gems Review: Sandler Shines in Tense Safdie Brothers Flick

By: Mike Finnerty Comedy actors going straight and turning in critically acclaimed, award-winning performances is a narrative that is as old as film itself. Jim Carrey, Tom Hanks, Steve Carrell, Eddie Murphy, Whoopi Goldberg, the list is vast. And now you can add Adam Sandler to the list. If you want the short version of this review, watch Uncut Gems …

A new twist on trad: Megatrad discuss origins, plans for album

Limerick has a long roll-call of distinguished musical artists – and Megatrad are next. Formed by brothers Cillian and Sean O’Dálaigh from Ardnacrusha, Co. Clare and Denis McAuliffe from Cratloe, the University of Limerick graduates are here to bring trad to the masses; stompbox and all. But how would Megatrad describe their music to the uninitiated? “That’s a good question, …