Brenda Malone, a curator at the National Museum of Ireland, holds a poster used by campaigners during the  recent abortion referendum. Photograph: Paulo Nunes dos Santos/The New York Times

The day after Ireland’s recent abortion referendum, Brenda Malone woke up early, walked to her car and took a stepladder and some wire cutters out of (...)

Durrow Scarecrow Festival runs from July 29th to August 6th.

While we have already had enough sunshine for about three normal Irish summers, the season is only now really getting started, so we thought we’d look(...)

Weaver’s sword  on display at the launch of the  exhibition at Cork Public Museum. Photograph: Michael O’Sullivan/OSM Photo

Excavations at a former brewery in Cork have uncovered the foundations of 19 wooden Viking age houses from the 11th and 12th centuries. Some of the (...)

 Long-term plans: the National Museum on Dublin’s Kildare Street. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The National Museum will on Thursday unveil plans for new ways to stitch the institution into the fabric of Dublin. It hopes to do this by building a(...)

'National Treasures' presenter John Creedon warmly identifies with several items of bric-a-brac left lying about the place

National Treasures (Sunday, RTÉ One, 6.30pm) is so reluctant to discriminate between things that it’s hard to say exactly what it is. To narrow down t(...)

An archaeologist has described the discovery of a well-preserved Viking-era terrace in Dublin as an “extraordinary find”. The four adjacent Hiberno-(...)

A St Patrick’s Day parade making its way  down  O’Connell Street, Dublin

Festival frenzy With more than 30 events taking place, this year’s St Patrick’s festivities have something for everyone. The “big” parade kicks off (...)

Ancient amber: about one in 1,000 blobs of Cretaceous conifer resin enveloped an insect. Illustration: Michael Viney

In the wake of Storm Ophelia, last autumn, sisters Ethna and Olivia, who are 11 and nine, couldn’t wait to get down to the shore below Killiney, Co Du(...)

Weriskles Inacio (left) and Matheus Pires, from Sao Paulo, Brazil, take a selfie with their snowman  in Tolka Valley park, Dublin. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The majority of tourist sites around the country are closed on Thursday with many advising visitors to check for updates. However, the level of inform(...)

 The Natural History Museum on Dublin’s Merrion Square is earmrked for priority funding under the National Development plan. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The wonder, as Samuel Johnson said of a dog standing on its hind legs, is not that it is done well but that it is done at all. For the first time in t(...)

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