Billy Keogh, the sixth generation of bakers in Keogh’s bakery. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien 3:44

Bridge Street in Callan, Co Kilkenny, was once so busy with traffic that it could take 10 minutes to get through it. This is how Etaoin Holahan rem(...)

The fake Prada shop erected by Elmgreen and Dragset in  the middle of the desert between Marfa and neighbouring Valentine. Photograph: Getty

To get to Marfa, I flew to Dallas then on to El Paso, hired a car and drove four hours out into the New Mexico desert. There were cranberry farms, (...)

Detail from Autumnus X (Bénodet) (2014), by Samuel Walsh

What do you see when you see a work of art? The answer might appear obvious, if it’s a picture of, say, a loaf of bread. But what if you’re confron(...)

A painting by Michael Farrell at the opening of the  Famine exhibition. Photograph: Trish Forde

When a south Mayo community invited Louis le Brocquy, Hughie O’Donoghue, Sharon O’Malley and other artists to interpret the 150th anniversary o(...)

Irish Navy boat, LE Eithne will be among the ships in Cork for the International Naval Festival.

Open House LimerickFollowing on the success of Open House events in other cities, Limerick will hold the free architectural festival this weekend with(...)

Basket and Vessels by Stephen McKenna, made €17,000,

The torturous legacy of Anglo Irish Bank produced a rare good-news story this week. The former bank’s surprisingly modest art collection was auctioned(...)

King’s river: the box office for the Abhainn Rí festival, which is a curated series of the town’s highlights. Photograph: Brian Cregan

C allan, a market town in Co Kilkenny, is perhaps best known in the minds of most Irish men of a certain age as the birthplace of Edmund Ignatius Rice(...)

Auction ResultsMonday, May 27th Whyte’s, Important Irish Art, RDS, Dublin. Bringing In The Turf by William Conor, €21,000 (€18,000- €22,000); Connema(...)

‘I have yet to see people who worked so hard for so little gain. It meant incessant toil with the spade” was how the painter Paul Henry describ(...)

Detail from Still Life with Garlic (1947). Photographs: The Estate of William Scott

I f ever an artist’s reputation was in urgent need of rescuing, it is William Scott’s, writes Sarah Whitfield in her recent study of the painte(...)