Thomas Clarke as an infant with his family and a tribesman in the Cape of Good Hope.

A photograph of Thomas Clarke – the first signatory of the 1916 Proclamation – as a baby in Africa in 1859 has come to light. The image shows one of(...)

A photograph of Michael Collins, by Keogh of Dublin, depicting him in the uniform of the Irish Volunteers in about 1918

“Ireland is facing very grave problems. It will need the strength and courage of the whole nation, and the help of all our race to carry us safely thr(...)

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(...)

A plaque commemorating the 1916 leaders who were executed in Kilmainham Gaol. Photograph: Frank Miller

Those of us in the commemoration business, be it in respect of the Rising or of the broader decade of revolution that was 1912-22, don’t even attempt (...)

This article is one of more than 100 sent in response to The Irish Times’ invitation to readers to share their thoughts and feelings about 1916 and i(...)

The article below is one of a series of seven. The National Library has released collections of documents relating to each of the seven signatories o(...)

The article below is one of a series of seven. The National Library has released collections of documents relating to each of the seven signatories o(...)

Ruined buildings in Dublin after the 1916 Rising

A new book featuring interviews with 25 relatives of those who fought in the Easter Rising has been launched. To Speak of Easter Week by Dr Helene O’(...)

In the letter, WB Yeats writes to Maud Gonne: “You will find a reference to your self in ‘Among School Children’ – a Waterford school I went over – I do not think it will offend you.”

A handwritten letter from poet WB Yeats to his “dear Maud”’ (Gonne), on his headed paper (82 Merrion Square, Dublin), and dated June 13th (1928), was (...)

Edmund Spenser’s very rare The Faerie Queene, published in London in 1596, which collector Tony Sweeney    described as “the most majestic English language allegorical poem to be written in this country”, is   estimated at €3,000-€5,000

Collectors of rare books, from Ireland and overseas, will be among the bidders at Adam’s in St Stephen’s Green when a collection of “books, broadsides(...)