A pencil sketch self-portrait by the artist Sir William Orpen depicting himself drinking wine through two straws

Between 1901 and 1967, Jammet’s was the most famous restaurant in Ireland and a rare outpost of French cuisine. The restaurant was established by two (...)

Untitled (Sammy Watching) by Bill Lynch

Bill Lynch Douglas Hyde Gallery (Gallery 1), Trinity College Dublin  ★★★★ Bill Lynch first met Verne Dawson when both were students at N(...)

Joseph Plunkett’s 1916 Medal, which is to be sold at auction in Dublin. Photograph: Whyte’s

Medals awarded posthumously to two of the signatories of the 1916 Proclamation are to be sold at auction in Dublin on Sunday, March 13th. Whyte’s au(...)

February 11th, 1916 A recruiting conference for Longford, Meath, Westmeath, Louth, King’s County (Offaly) and Queen’s County (Laois) took place at Du(...)

Black Square (still) by Grace Weir. Courtesy of the artist

3 Different Nights, Recurring – Grace Weir Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin ****  Artists who work with video and film ask a lot of the(...)

Eamon Ceannt in 1916
Plans for a rising: Setting a date

By the autumn of 1915 Ireland appeared to be a haven of tranquillity in a continent tearing itself apart through war. Her economy boomed as Irish f(...)

Michael Flatley at Castlehyde  in north Cork. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Michael Flatley’s decision to sell his north Cork home will not mark an end to the internationally renowned dancer’s connection with Ireland. S(...)

Glory years: Alfie Byrne, nicknamed ‘the shaking hand of Dublin’ because of his relentless canvassing

He was elected lord mayor of Dublin a record 10 times. He was also an MP, a TD and a senator. Such was his popularity that he once looked likely to b(...)

The ‘haphazard autopsy’ of Four Fold by Sam Keogh

Four Fold – Sam Keogh Douglas Hyde Gallery, Trinity, Dublin ***** Imprinted on the floor of the Douglas Hyde Gallery is a vast photogr(...)

Sheltered from the main part of Sandford Road by a fenced in coppice, the houses on Sandford Terrace, somewhat confusingly also known as Sandford R(...)