Diplomatic documents unearthed in France reveal bones sent by the French were not WB Yeats’s bones 1:46

There were doubts about the authenticity of WB Yeats’s bones even before they were transferred from France for reburial in Drumcliffe churchyard in(...)

At the turn of the last century Rathgar was a favoured location for political and literary sets. George (AE) Russell lived at Number 25 Coulson Avenu(...)

Tumult: rebel prisoners in Dublin after the Easter Rising of 1916. Photograph: Photo12/UIG via Getty

In 1886, at the age of 21, Willie Yeats published a two-part essay on the poet Samuel Ferguson, who had recently died. Yeats declared of Ferguson, aut(...)

The Last General Absolution of the Munsters at Rue du Bois by Fortunino Matania, which now hangs in Gleesons pub in Booterstown, Co Dublin

A harp given by the poet WB Yeats to Maud Gonne – which she apparently played while he recited his verse – made €37,000 and was the top lot in Whyte’s(...)

Archive of restored film at Whyte’s history auction

The top lot in Whyte’s history auction on Saturday, May 9th, estimated at €150,000-€180,000, is described as “an extremely important archive of restor(...)

Victor Plarr, Thomas Sturge Moore, William Butler Yeats, Wilfrid Scawen Blunt, Ezra Pound, Richard Aldington, and F. S. Flint at the ‘peacock dinner’. Photograph: Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

On January 18th 1914, seven poets gathered to eat a peacock. The meal was organised as a tribute to the handsome old man with the impressive white bea(...)

Mai Geldof, who has died aged 105, was the last surviving sibling of four born to Zenon, a Belgian chef and restaurateur, and Amelia Geldof, the young(...)

Liz Gillis: ‘I hope I have done justice to the memory of these women, our grandmothers, mothers, aunts, great-aunts.’

The idea for writing Women of the Irish Revolution came when I was writing my last book Revolution in Dublin 1913-1923: A Photographic History. During(...)

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.(...)

Boy and girl pirate costumes, €18 each from Dunnes Stores

Q My kids are gearing up for Halloween, and this is my six-year-old daughter’s first time trick-or-treating. She doesn’t really know what she wants(...)