Picnicking will reduce meal costs

Here comes the summer, but with the sun (if it appears) come extra cost. There are many ways to save – some old-school and some new – here are just(...)

Stamp showing the Waterford Kite Brooch (c.1090), one of Ireland’s finest pieces of late 11th/early 12th century secular metalwork against a background map of Waterford City (both images courtesy of Waterford Treasures Museums).

An Post is putting its stamp on the celebrations to mark the 1,000th anniversary of the Battle of Clontarf through the issuing of two stamps wh(...)

 Viking weapons: iron arrowheads from Dublin excavations. Photograph:  Anne Keenan, National Museum of Ireland

The Battle of Clontarf was fought, we are told, on Good Friday – April 23rd – 1014. The National Museum of Ireland is marking its 1,000th anniv(...)

A researcher painstakingly documents one of the Lough Corrib finds.

A 4,500-year-old log boat is among 12 early Bronze Age, Iron Age and medieval craft that have been located in Lough Corrib, along with several (...)

Remains of an oak trackway, estimated to be between 3,500 and 4,500 years old, on the shore near Furbo, Co Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Fragments of an oak trackway suggesting human habitation have been found within the 7,500-year-old “drowned forest” on the north Galway shoreline. (...)

The sculpture of the ‘leopard man’ at the Museum of Central Africa in a suburb of Brussels. Photograph: Georges Gobet/AFP/Getty

Last month, George Clooney was drawn into a cultural debate that has long been a sensitive issue for Britain. Asked during a press conference i(...)

The Malachy Collar, a late 20th century, 18ct gold reproduction of the  Gleninsheen Gorget, which was commissioned by Aer Lingus and presented to John A Mulcahy in the 1970s. The estimate is €6,000-€8,000.

Sunday auctions are growing in popularity, and on March 9th Adam’s will hold an auction in its St Stephen’s Green, Dublin saleroom. Alon(...)

The tip of an  antique rhinoceros horn `Lotus` Libation Cup, probably Qing Dynasty, 19th century, which sold at Mealy’s in 2011 for €75,000

The rhinoceros, native to Africa and Asia, is one of the world’s most endangered species. Trade in rhino horn is prohibited by the internationa(...)

The Pooles’ claim has been supported by the National Museum of Ireland, who supplied the photograph used for the stamp to An Post.

The mustachioed mystery man who appears on a stamp commemorating the centenary of the Irish Citizen Army (ICA) has been claimed by his family.An Post (...)

George I silver teapot (1723) made in Cork by Thomas Lilly

An exceptionally rare collection of antique Irish silver, valued at €1.75 million, is to be broken up and sold unless the National Museum of Ireland c(...)