Easter Rising: Niamh McCann (right) plays Julia Grennan, a Dublin furrier whose partner, a Cuman na mBan member and nurse named Elizabeth O’Farrell (played by Bairbre Ní hAodha), delivered Pádraig Pearse’s letter of surrender to Gen William Lowe in 1916. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Niamhh McCann has probably featured in the backgrounds of more than a few selfies this week. She’s on the streets of the capital, re-creating life at (...)

The Cliffs of Moher, a popular tourist attraction. The Central Statistics Office released figures showing that this was the fifth consecutive year of increasing visitor numbers. File photograph: Hon Lau/Getty Images

Overseas visitors travelling to Ireland increased 12 per cent for the first five months of this year compared with the same period last year, accordin(...)

Darren May, Sarah Piggot and Erin Doran enjoy the sunshine in the Dublin Bay area designated a biosphere reserve. Photograph: Jason Clarke Photography

Dublin Bay has been named a biosphere reserve by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) in recognition of the a(...)

‘Head of a Dominican Monk’ by Rubens from the Russborough House collection

The Government has welcomed the emergence of “white knights” willing to buy paintings from Russborough House that were due to be auctioned at Chris(...)

Soldiers mark the  Rising at Eastertime  at the GPO, above. A series of trails including one retracing  events of the  Rising has been launched,  taking in  the GPO, the Royal College of Surgeons, Moore Street, O’Rahilly Parade and the Garden of Remembrance, and focuses on the six days of the Rising. File photograph:    Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

A series of trails including one retracing the events of the Easter Rising has been launched. Dublin Discovery Trails comprises four different theme(...)

 Yew Court, Scalby, on a November night, by John Atkinson Grimshaw (1836-1893), one of the paintings from the Beit collection at Russborough House that was auctioned at Christies’s in London earlier this week.

Full statement by the board of the Alfred Beit Foundation Wednesday June 17th, 2015 The Alfred Beit Foundation (ABF) is the owner of the relevant pai(...)

Pilgrims making their way up Croagh Patrick on Reek Sunday, which occurs each July. Fr Tony King likened Croagh Patrick to “nature’s greatest cathedral of the west” and said it was “a national shrine of faith, culture and tradition”. File photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

A retired parish priest has called for badly eroded sacred mountain Croagh Patrick to be declared off-limits for many activities until a proper conser(...)

 Entrance hall of Russborough House. The foundation reports that it made just €187,678 on admissions to the house and maze last year

Losses at Russborough House last year came to almost €395,000, according to figures just filed by the Alfred Beit Foundation at Companies House. The (...)

The annual Bloomsday Festival  runs until June 16th in a six-day celebration of James Joyce’s novel Ulysses.

Over 150 cyclists took to the streets of Dublin on Friday dressed in full Edwardian garb and boater hats for the annual Bloomsday Bike Rally. The cycl(...)

The number of visits to Ireland has increased from 6.5 million in 2012 to 7.6 million last year.

The number of overseas visits to Ireland rose again in the first three months of 2015, and tourists are spending more money according to new figures. (...)