Annie West with ‘Prime Time’ presenter David McCullagh at the launch of Yeats in Love in the Yeats Building, Sligo.

Annie West developed a “loathing” for the poetry of WB Yeats at school and there was an element of “getting my own back” with her book Yeats in Love.(...)

Niamh Lunny, Abbey Theatre head of costume, preparing a costume worn by Bob Acres played by Tom Vaughan Lawlor in The Rivals by  Sheridan. It forms part of the Performance Ireland 1904-2014 exhibition at NUI Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

Scrapbooks kept by Lady Gregory, hundreds of set and costume designs, and an original prompt script for Sean O’Casey’s The Plough And The Stars are am(...)

A pre-Christmas auction in aid of cancer charities takes place tomorrow, December 1st, at the Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel, Killiney, Co Dublin. The org(...)

Eighteen years ago Ruud and Femmy Bolmeijer, the Dutch owners of Tulira Castle, were looking for a retirement project at the end of Ruud’s career as a(...)

Orson Welles with Sir Laurence Olivier in the green room of the Gaiety Theatre in Dublin, where Welles was playing Falstaff in Chimes at Midnight, on March 8th, 1960. Photograph: Jack McManus

Actor Spencer Tracy was “one of those bitchy Irishmen” and mean because 700 years of bitter oppression changed the character of the Irish and gave the(...)

The final big auctions in London before the summer wind-down saw interesting results for the Irish lots. At Sotheby’s literature sale, a set of six ex(...)

Irish literature takes centre stage at next week’s auction of English Literature, History, Children’s Books and Illustrations at Sotheby’s in London. (...)

“The most important letter by James Joyce to appear at auction in a decade,” is how Sotheby’s describes next month’s sale in London of a handwritten, (...)

Work at Ardfry House in Galway. Photograph: courtesy of archaeologist Michael Gibbons

Galway County Council has issued the owners of a late 18th century Gothic-style mansion with an enforcement notice, following demolition of par(...)

Artist Micheál Ó Nualláin at his home on Belgrave Square, Monkstown, Co Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Why should it matter who lived in a house before you? If memories and atmospheres are as easy to clear out as carpets, curtains and light fitti(...)