A Victorian horseracing board game, originally from Slane Castle (home of the Conyngham family), entitled The Conyngham Cup – Race Game, is based on a famous annual steeplechase  that is still held at Punchestown. It is to be auctioned through Matthews

Auction results Tuesday (March 22nd) Chorley’s Auctioneers, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England. A hand-drawn map by Sir Roger Casement showing wh(...)

Anyone who had a good week in Cheltenham and are now seeking to invest some of their winnings might be interested in a selection of equestrian painti(...)

Lines down at Turvey Avenue in Donabate, Co Dublin. Photograph: Dublin Fire Brigade

Western counties face another battering from high winds on Monday as Met Éireann warned Storm Henry would bring gusts as high as 130km/h. Several hu(...)

Striking Arigna miners walking to Carrick-on-Shannon, January 1969. Photograph:  Brendan Flynn

What’s history, he said I’ll tell you what it is History is the other man’s story The man who owned the pit Not the story of the likes of us Who w(...)

A section of the ‘Saint Francis Xavier preaching in the Orient’ window from Harry Clarke Studios which sold for €31,000 at an auction on Tuesday night. Photograph: Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers.

An un-named Jesuit priest was the top bidder in a fiercely-contested auction on Tuesday night of stained glass church windows made by the renowned (...)

A Native American costume which sold for €320,000

A Native American costume, brought home to an aristocratic house in Co Kilkenny more than 100 years ago, sold for €320,000 at Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers(...)

Bus Éireann has cited  commercial obligations as a pretext for considering cuts to some services. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Bus Éireann has agreed to temporarily suspend plans to cut part of its Dublin to Cork Expressway service following a public meeting in opposition to t(...)

Before the National Lottery was established, the most popular way to have an occasional flutter was to buy a Sweeps ticket. The Irish Hospitals(...)

Pope Francis arrives for the opening of the Synod on the themes of family in Vatican City. Photograph: Franco Origlia/Getty Images

In his former life, Pope Francis was noted for his openness to people of all faiths and of none. In 2011, he said “dialogue is born from an attitude o(...)

A chara, – To answer concerns raised by Breda O’Brien about certain social media sites (Opinion & Analysis, July 19th) Declan Kelly lashes into th(...)