Cannon dating from 1588 uncovered in excellent condition   at Streedagh, Co Sligo, from the wreck of the Spanish Armada ship, ‘La Juliana’. Photograph: Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht/PA Wire

Severe winter storms over the last two years are believed to have led to the recent discovery of relics from the Spanish Armada off the Irish coast. (...)

Recently described by Philip King as “the still centre at the heart of The Frames”, it’s easy to overlook Colm Mac Con Iomaire’s substantial b(...)

Philip King of Other Voices: ‘In the west of Ireland and in west Kerry, there is a new leaving and exodus going on.’ Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

Seismologists in the US have noticed strange tremors and shakes coming from across the Atlantic, where the ocean meets landfall on the edge of Europe.(...)

Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Heather Humphreys:  says bursary scheme  being set up to allow Irish history students to spend time at the In Flanders Fields museum where  records are kept

The Irish War Memorial Records, which list the names of 49,400 men who died in the first World War, are to be updated. The Government is to combine(...)

Charlie’s Country, the final part in Rolf de Geer’s exploration of indigenous culture in Australia will open the Cork Film Festival on November 7th. Screengrab: YouTube

An Australian film which has already earned its lead actor the best actor prize at Cannes and is Australia’s entry for best foreign film at next year’(...)

The great unwashed washed.

Did you hear that shot ring out over Electric Picnic in the early hours of Sunday morning? It’s rumoured festival organisers called in a vet to examin(...)

Cathy Davey performing on the media day for Electric Picnic 2014.Picture: Alf Harvey/

Stradbally Hall is grooming its grounds, putting up tents and setting up stages for this weekend’s Electric Picnic music and arts festival. Promoters(...)

Bell X1 performing on stage in Derry last night. Photograph: Rich Gilligan

Outside on Great James Street in Derry, the rain is lashing. Inside The Glassworks venue last night Foy Vance is pouring his heart out with equivalent(...)

Bunreacht Na hÉireann

Ireland is at a point in its history where fundamental questions are being asked about how it is run, how it is shaped, and how its identity will chan(...)

Ayesha Mailey and Janie Doherty from LUXe (in green) and angel Ashlene McFadden from Fidget Feet at the launch of Dublin’s NYE

‘The whole town is booked out for two weeks.” That’s something you might expect to hear if you’re seeking shelter whilst leading a pregnant virgin thr(...)