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(...)

Cornelia Parker’s installation War Room in the Whitworth Gallery in the University of Manchester

Think of a university gallery of contemporary art in an Irish context and the Douglas Hyde and the Lewis Glucksman Gallery come to mind. With a stu(...)

147 Glenvara Park, Knocklyon, Dublin 18

TOWN (Above) Address: 147 Glenvara Park, Knocklyon, Dublin 16 Agent: Castle Estate Agents This four-bedroom, semi-detached house with gar(...)

A still from Niamh O’Malley’s film Nephin at the Douglas Hyde Gallery

Niamh O’Malley; Mairéad O’hEocha: Paintings Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin ****   The Douglas Hyde isn’t your average Whit(...)

Dr Douglas Hyde, surrounded by schoolchildren during his presentation of the prizes at the Féile Náisiúnta Dramiutheachta, the National Drama Awards, in March 1939

There’s a fantastic energy about this photograph. It was taken in the spring of 1939, but so fresh are the expressions of delight from all involved th(...)

Je Me Souviens (2007) by Peter Gallo

Peter Gallo Douglas Hyde Gallery, Trinity College ****   It makes sense to look at the work of Peter Gallo with an eye to his(...)