‘The Book of Kells in all its glory is now fully digitalised at the digitalcollections.tcd.ie (http://bit.ly/1Deu6EM). The manuscript in its entirety can be studied by all.’

The Book of Kells, housed in the Trinity College library, is a fascinating manuscript. It is first and foremost a Book of the Gospels. When you look a(...)

Auctioneers Bonhams said a rare first edition of  The Sceptical Chymist by Robert Boyle (above), published in London in 1661, had sold for £362,500 (€492,192).

A 17th century book by the Co Waterford-born scientist Robert Boyle has sold at auction in London for almost half a million euro – and established a n(...)

Margaret Hayes, city librarian, in a chip van outside the Rotunda Hospital serving from left; Angela Cassidy, Roddy Doyle, Lord Mayor of Dublin Christy Burke, Philip Martin, Peter Sheridan and Niall Stokes, during the launch of Dublin: One City One Book, 2015 programme. This year’s book  is Roddy Doyle’s Barrytown Trilogy. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

It was a nostalgia-laden occasion for Roddy Doyle as he celebrated the selection of his Barrytown Trilogy for Dublin: One City One Book for 2015 surro(...)

Craftsmen were busy in 1868 constructing a pair of villas: Somerton and Medina on Terenure Road West. Medina is immortalised in James Joyce’s Ulyss(...)

‘The best thing about the James Joyce is the atmosphere. As soon as you walk in, you can tell it’s a great place to have a pint.’

The Irish Times’ Generation Emigration project is on the hunt for the best Irish pub in the world outside Ireland. The following is one of the nomi(...)

In February, we asked Irish people around the world to write a ‘love letter’ to their favourite Irish pub overseas. Over the course of the month, more than 1,500 people in 41 countries wrote to us.

An Irish Times search for the world’s best Irish pub (outside Ireland) has named its top 10. They are: the Auld Shillelagh, London, UK; Bubbles O’L(...)

“Donal’s babes”: the Irish Times journalists Maeve Donelan, Nell McCafferty, Mary Maher, Geraldine Kennedy, Renagh Holohan, Gabrielle Williams, Christina Murphy, Mary Cummins and Caroline Walsh. Photograph: The Irish Times

Twentieth-century modernity The “Aeolus” episode of James Joyce’s epic of Dublin life, Ulysses, is set in the office of the Freeman’s Journal (and Ev(...)

Head of design at the school of creative arts at DIT Grangegorman, Barry Sheehan is also a designer and architect, with projects ranging from a St Pat(...)

Painting of Brendan Behan and Lucian Freud is part of Mark McFadden’s debut exhibition in Dublin, ‘Literary Greats’, at the Residence club on St Stephen’s Green

This painting of Brendan Behan and Lucian Freud is by Mark McFadden, an Irish artist from Falcarragh, Co Donegal, now living in Monaco. It’s pa(...)

Never had it easy: it took Eimear McBride nearly a decade to get A Girl Is a Half-Formed Thing into print

The mother of the Irish novel, Frances Sheridan, was brought up to be illiterate. Her father didn’t want her to be able to read, and her brothers had (...)