Sir William Orpen’s ‘On The Hill of Howth, Co Dublin’

The last of the big Dublin autumn art auctions – at Whyte’s on Monday – includes three very different images of women by three of the big names in Iri(...)

Roundstone from the harbour. The Galway village comes alive during the summer.

Roundstone in Connemara is a pretty little village set on the edge of the bog about a 70-minute drive north of Galway city. Next stop: America. The s(...)

Self-portrait, 1914, by Margaret Clarke. Copyright the artist’s estate

By any standard, the artist Margaret Clarke, nee Crilly, was a high achiever. She was born in Newry, Co Down, in 1884 to a family in which learning wa(...)

From the Orpen archive. Photograph:  National Gallery of Ireland

The National Gallery of Ireland has acquired an archive of more than 400 letters and drawings by Sir William Orpen – one of Ireland’s best-known arti(...)

Glory To The Brave Singer by Jack B Yeats, estimated at €250,000-€350,000, failed to reach its undisclosed reserve price and was unsold at Adam’s on Wednesday

In one of the busiest weeks of the year in Irish salerooms, the most expensive lot ever offered at auction, the “Pearse surrender letter” with a top e(...)

Sir William Orpen’s Portrait of Mrs Oscar Lewisohn, formerly Miss Edna May was painted in 1915

“Some of the finest work by some of Ireland’s best artists, to appear at auction in some years” is how managing director of Adam’s James O’Halloran de(...)

Turtle Bunbury in the sittingroom, called the library, of his home on the Lisnavagh estate in Co Carlow. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

Turtle Bunbury is an author, historian and public speaker whose books include the Vanishing Ireland series, The Glorious Madness and, his latest book(...)

 PJ Tynan in his garden with his dog Edgar Linton, named after a character in Wuthering Heights

Who? PJ Tynan runs Courtwood Books, in Vicarstown, Stradbally, Co Laois, which specialises in selling rare and antiquarian books, mostly of Irish i(...)

Presents for the Priest by Howard Helmick €1,500 (€1,500-€2,000)

Auction Results Monday (May 30th) Whyte’s, Important Irish Art, RDS, Dublin 4. 80 per cent of Lots sold. Connemara Landscape by Paul Henry €100,0(...)

A pencil sketch self-portrait by the artist Sir William Orpen depicting himself drinking wine through two straws

Between 1901 and 1967, Jammet’s was the most famous restaurant in Ireland and a rare outpost of French cuisine. The restaurant was established by two (...)