Cabbage vendors: a postcard included in one of the biggest collections of vintage Irish postcards dating mostly  from 1905-1920

Are you a deltiologist? No, it doesn’t mean membership of a weird cult or refer to the latest fad diet. The little-used word is used to describe a col(...)

Caroline Catz  and Martin Clunes in Doc Martin: the series now showing on UTV Ireland was shown on UTV in autumn 2013

The version of Martin Clunes that turned up in your living room on Monday night tells you a lot about UTV Ireland when compared to UTV. Clunes, a reli(...)

A production still from Gareth Kennedy’s The Last Wooden House of Kupchino. Photograph: Ekaterina Sytnik

Invented Tradition – Gareth Kennedy Galway Arts Centre **** The editors of the book The Invention of Tradition, historians Eric Hobsbawm and Te(...)

The net curtains are neat. In another place they’d tip into twee. But this room has the bone structure to carry them off, like a frumpy haircut on (...)

The funeral of former Kerry South TD Jackie Healy-Rae is led by Jackie’s pony ‘Peig’ past his pub in Kilgarvan village. Photograph: Eamonn Keogh/MacMonagle

He was buried wearing the cap. It could not have been any other way. Charlie Chaplin had his bowler. John Wayne had his Stetson. And Jackie Healy-Rae (...)

Second Sight: Light Work AIR2 by Doug DuBois, at Imma

Second Sight Imma, Dublin **** Second Sight marks the second installment of the phased donation of David Kronn’s extensive photographic col(...)

Paul Howard at home in Avoca, Co Wicklow, with his basset hound Humphrey. Photograph: Eric Luke

‘I sit at a desk thinking in the voice of an idiot for ten hours a day,” says Paul Howard. “That’s my job. Imagine driving home every evening with tha(...)

Orient Express

Don’t take this Orient Express as some kind of earnest, educational, investigatory journey. The title is really a catch-all description, which enco(...)

For anybody involved in the Irish-language movement, Domhnall Ó Lubhlaí (above) was revered and respected

Gearóid Ó Conchubhair was watching TV at home last October when news broke that Jimmy Savile had sexually abused scores of underage girls durin(...)

John Hinde postcard of children on a Connemara bog. Photograph: John Hinde Ireland.

Warm tributes have been paid in north Connemara to Paddy “Red” Lydon, the ginger-haired boy immortalised in an iconic John Hinde postcard of th(...)