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At the Irish carriage-driving championships in Birr Castle, Co Offaly, this weekend, Hi-fi pulls a Ralli car owned by Colonel A. L. Pennefather and driven by Mrs A. L. Pennefather in the cross-country section. Photograph: Jack McManus

There are many ways to cross a river. You can persuade your horse to dip a dainty toe into the water before ferrying you to the other side. On the oth(...)

CBS Primary School, Synge Street, Dublin, in 1956. Photograph: Dermot Barry

Gabriel Byrne? “Yes, sir.” Milo O’Shea? “Yes, sir.” David Kelly? “Sir!” Eddie Jordan. Don Givens. James Plunkett. John Connolly. The roll-call of cele(...)

Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Have you spotted something weird or wonderful at this year’s festival? Snap it on your phone or camera, and send us the photo using the upload tool be(...)


The official Electric Picnic map has been released in advance of this year’s festival, which will welcome 52,000 people to Stradbally, Co Laois, over (...)

Thousands of prospective students who applied for third-level courses were able to check to see whether they secured their second choice this morning (...)

Dublin City Marathon 1983 - A young boy looking after the water for the marathon runners. Photograph: Dermot O’Shea

“Hmm. Now, if I add three drops to that one and five drops to this one, they’ll all be exactly the same. No, hang on! Some of these cups in the middle(...)

Is there anything you’d like to say Pope Francis? In advance of his visit to Ireland on August 25th, we are asking readers to write a letter to the po(...)

The rug being moved at the  furniture and fine art auction at Powerstown House, Clonee, Co Meath in 1996. Photograph: Paddy Whelan

Country house. Rug. Two strapping young men. Anyone with a fanciful turn of mind might be tempted to speculate that there’s a body in the library, and(...)

Part of the Corpus Christi procession from the Church of Our Lady of Good Counsel, Mourne Road, Drimnagh in June 1982.Photograph: Eddie Kelly

It’s not so long since the Corpus Christi procession was one of Ireland’s most cherished Catholic traditions. It was also an annual marker of the arri(...)

Photographers train their cameras on the Guinness home. Photograph: Tom Lawlor

Now what do you suppose might be going on here? A nature outing, perhaps? No. Birdwatchers and butterfly-spotters don’t wear macintoshes like the chap(...)

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