Culture vulture: What not to miss this week
Whether you are staying in or going out, we pick the events not to miss this week.
Celebrate Ireland's unique natural, cultural and historical heritage with events around the country. From wildlife talks and walks in Tipperary to tours of the Masonic Hall in Cork and a women's history walking trek across Dublin, the week-long event promises something for everyone.
Nationwide from tomorrow, heritageweek.ie.
Ahead of their new album - an anti-war call to arms by all accounts - Danny O'Donoghue (right) and his band mates return to their native Dublin for an intimate show. A boxing arena is admittedly a novel venue for these specialists in touchy-feely pop but fans will relish the opportunity to see the one-time Croke Park headliners up close.
National Stadium, Dublin, Monday.
Grunge-era troubadour Phillips carves a unique space between Springsteen-esque self-questioning machismo and Nirvana-style angst.
Whelan's, Dublin, Wednesday. Cyprus Avenue, Cork, Thursday.
The radio show
An Unholy Trinity
The killing of a doctor and the abandoning, on a Dublin doorstep, of a baby within the space of a few months in 1923 are the raw materials for this fascinating true crime doc. Almost 100 years since the gunning down in Leitrim of Dr Paddy Muldoon, documentary maker Tim Desmond attempts to solve a tangled mystery.
RTE One, Saturday, 1pm.
The TV show
The Rose of Tralee
National institution or Father Ted-style cringe-fest? Opinions divide down the middle when it comes to the Rose of Tralee (left). Nonetheless, it remains a ratings winner and will doubtless attract fans and hate-watchers alike as Dáithí O Sé returns to present.
RTE One, Monday, Tuesday, 8pm.
The box set
Netflix's Marvel shows have been a mixed bunch, with this year's Iron Fist ranking as one of the streaming giant's sorriest excursions yet. However, the all-star team-up of Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Daredevil and, yes, Iron Fist delivers the high-kicking goods, with street-level grit and Sigourney Weaver as the big villain elevating the material further. Netflix from today.