The Cork North Pole Outpost Experience includes a ride on the Elf Express Train from the hidden Elf Station. Photograph:

I Believe in Santa I Believe in Santa is among the first of the Christmas season events, moving the former Clery’s Santa to a new home in (...)

Will the real Cúchulainn please stand up: JC Leyendecker’s illustration of the Ulster hero. Photograph: Century

He’s the epitome of the heroic Celt, the embodiment of Ireland’s mythic past in the public imagination. Long hair flowing from under his helmet, spear(...)

Bronze Age track at Mayne Bog: when Westland Horticulture uncovered it in 2005 the National Monuments Service did not issue a preservation order or record it in the Register of Historic Monuments

The Midland bogs have always been places of mystery – vistas of burnt umber that every so often unearth prehistoric time capsules: vats of bog butt(...)

Skellig Michael. Photograph: An Taisce

The Office of Public Works (OPW) has confirmed that “incidents” occurred on Skellig Michael during Star Wars filming last week that required “repairs”(...)

Phaw Shee and her daughter Say Law La at the Migrant Women – Shared Experiences exhibition in the National Museum of Ireland – Country Life, Turlough, Co Mayo. Photograph: Keith Heneghan / Phocus

Minister of State Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has said no “upper limit” must be put on the number of refugees accepted in Ireland because this crisis is an ev(...)

A section of the ‘Saint Francis Xavier preaching in the Orient’ window from Harry Clarke Studios which sold for €31,000 at an auction on Tuesday night. Photograph: Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers.

An un-named Jesuit priest was the top bidder in a fiercely-contested auction on Tuesday night of stained glass church windows made by the renowned (...)

One of the cannons uncovered at Streedagh, Co Sligo, from the wreck of the Spanish Armada ship La Juliana, which sank in 1588. Photograph: Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht/PA

Two 16th-century cannons in extraordinarily good condition have been recovered by underwater archaeologists from the Spanish Armada wreck site off (...)

Wounded   troops  during the Battle of Loos in France. Photograph:  Hulton Archive/Getty Images

As a young priest* Fr Francis Gleeson asked to be relieved of his duties following the terrible Battle of Loos in September 1915. Aged 31, “the sain(...)

Gealltanas (2002), airbrushed and ebonised oak, gold leaf, pearlescent ink and slate

Emmet Kane’s A Journey starts with the familiar: a series of wooden boxes and bowls, turned on a lathe in the late 1980s, the cherry and elm polish(...)

Pals: the story of four young recruits to the 7th Battalion of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers during the first World War

The National Museum of Ireland at Collins Barracks is showcasing a whole new way of teaching history. Pals is the story of four young recruits to t(...)