Joe O’Farrell (left) of the Shackleton Museum Athy and Sven Habermann of Conservation Letterfrack peer into the cabin in which the explorer died in the Antartic on January 5th, 1922. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Sven Habermann has taken delivery of many fine and fragile objects at his north Connemara workshop, and they come in all shapes, sizes, ages and condi(...)

 Sheela na Gig carving on White Island, Lough Erne, Co Fermanagh. Photograph: Getty Images

We have the Wild Atlantic Way, Ireland’s Ancient East and the Northern Causeway route, and now a new heritage route around Ireland finding the mysteri(...)

Gerard Sullivan at his dry dock, Bere island, Co Cork. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Ger O’Sullivan’s family has lived on Bere island off the coast of west Cork for more generations than he can count – yet the businessman has to go to (...)

There will be walking tours of places closely associated with guitarist Rory Gallagher. Photograph: Fin Costello/Redferns

Some of the places most closely associated with legendary guitarist, Rory Gallagher are among the venues in Cork that will feature in this year’s Cork(...)

Woodford farmer Patrick McGann on one of the hut circles found on his land, which archaeologist Dr Christy Cunniffe believes  marks temporary camps of the Ultachs – Catholic refugees who fled persecution in Ulster in the 1790s

Traces of a “refugee camp” dating back some 220 years have been identified by an archaeologist on the slopes of south-east Galway’s Slieve Aughty moun(...)

Saint Laurence’s Gate is part of the original medieval Drogheda town wall, less than 10 per cent of which survives. Photograph: David Sleator

Drogheda’s historic Saint Laurence’s Gate is to be permanently closed to traffic. The gate is part of the original medieval Drogheda town wall, less(...)

Andrew ‘Mouse’ Fleming with Children enjoying ‘Wild Kids’ Day’ organised by the children’s nature charity Owls at Turvey Nature Reserve, Donabate, Co Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

We’ve all seen them. The families who rock up to some fabulous forest, coastal stretch or national park and don’t venture beyond the car-park – or the(...)

Ana Maria Pacheco’s Hairy Legs of the Queen of Sheba.  Courtesy of the artist and Pratt Contemporary

Many centuries ago a young Portuguese girl was said to have been so determined to remain chaste, she prayed to be made ugly. God granted her a beard. (...)

The Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) Digital Heritage Collections has details of sites ranging from the Bronze Age village of Ballybrowney in Co Cork to a Tudor burial discovered outside Trinity College Dublin during excavations for the Luas Cross City. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Details of more than 1,500 archaeological excavations across the country are now freely available online as part of a new initiative launched on Monda(...)

 David Slattery  outside the Bank of Ireland, College Green, in 1996. When asked  what he had used as a gentle abrasive to clean the bank’s stonework, he remarked, “crushed angels’ teeth.” Photograph: David Sleator

While the term pioneer and David Slattery might stand in contradistinction in some contexts, in the field of building conservation the Dublin architec(...)

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