Ted Cook planting Brian Boru oak with Adam O’Donovan and Tom O’Brien in August

Down towards Gougán Barra, where the remote wilds of west Cork meet the gentle slopes of the Lee valley, Ted Cook’s home seems like a relic from a (...)

Clare County Council has announced it is to buy Holy Island, also known as Inis Cealtra, a 50 acre, former monastic settlement on Lough Derg.

Clare County Council has announced it is to buy Holy Island, also known as Inis Cealtra, a former monastic settlement on Lough Derg.The council propos(...)

Mayo’s Aidan O’Shea and Barry John Keane of Kerry swap jersey’s at the end of Sunday’s drawn All-Ireland semi-final football match at Croke Park. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho.

Liam O’Neill and Tomás Ó Sé: The contrasting opinions of the life-long GAA administrator, entering his final year as president; and the legendary foot(...)

Heather Jones (centre), associate professor in international history at London School of Economics, with Pascal Donohoe, Minister of State for European Affairs, and Cllr Kate Feeney, president of Ógra Fianna Fáil, during yesterday’s summer school. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The first World War was regarded by contemporaries as a complete break with the past in terms of the forms of violence used, according to Heather Jon(...)

Lord and Lady Rosse of Birr Castle and Tom Roche of Just Forests hug a  200-year-old   grey poplar on the estate after it was  accepted as Ireland’s nominee in the European Tree of the Year 2014 competition. It was blown down in a storm in February. Photograph: Just Forests

Experts say that a 5,000-year-old yew tree found in a Welsh churchyard may be the oldest tree in Britain.That makes the tree, which stands outside St (...)

Singer David Gray continues his return to the Irish stage at the Groove Festival in Bray, Co Wicklow. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

TraidphicnicThe traditional arts and music festival with a difference takes place in An Spidéal,Co Galway this weekend.Traidphicnic is an access for a(...)

The picturesque towns of Killaloe and Ballina lie on either side of the River Shannon, which divides the counties of Clare and Tipperary. The birth(...)

St Columba’s Church, Swords

Why is it of interest? St Columba’s Church is an interesting example of early 19th-century Georgian churches. It was designed by Francis Johnson in t(...)

Stamp showing the Waterford Kite Brooch (c.1090), one of Ireland’s finest pieces of late 11th/early 12th century secular metalwork against a background map of Waterford City (both images courtesy of Waterford Treasures Museums).

An Post is putting its stamp on the celebrations to mark the 1,000th anniversary of the Battle of Clontarf through the issuing of two stamps wh(...)

Iain Barber of Fingal Living History Society at the launch earlier this year of a programme of events to commemorate Brian Boru and the Battle of Clontarf. Photograph: Eric Luke

One thousand years ago this week, Brian Boru, High King of all Ireland, defeated Norse King Sitric Silkenbeard of Howth at the Battle of Clonta(...)