Castletown

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Brothers Sean and Michael Buckley outside their Sandycove auctioneering business which is due to close shortly after over 56 years in business. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell for the Irish Times

It is a death of sorts: the closure, after 56 years of weekly auctions, of Buckley Galleries in Sandycove. The final auction will be held on July 25th(...)

 The vast Co Laois estate Abbey Leix

Abbey Leix, the vast Co Laois estate and former ancestral home of the deVesci family, has been put for sale on the international market  with an (...)

Given the pretty miserable weather we have been having of late you could be forgiven for thinking that summer is still a long way off. But it is upon (...)

The Green-Veined White butterfly, now  in moderate decline in Ireland. Photograph: Dr Liam Lysaght.

Most people walking alongside the restored pond on the Castletown estate in Co Kildare would barely notice the tiny purple wildflower beneath their fe(...)

Ballyglunin railway station, Co Galway, named Castletown in The Quiet Man film. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

“Well now, I’ll begin at the beginning. A fine soft day in the spring it was, when the train pulled into Castletown, three hours late as usual, and hi(...)

Traffic has backed up in Kells after gardaí closed John’s Street as part of their investigations. Photograph: Tim O’Brien

Four more ATMs have been stolen in overnight robberies, two of them in Kells, Co Meath and the others in Crumlin, Co Antrim. Seperately, raiders fai(...)

Sinead Browne at her home in Dundalk where her son took his own life last month. Photograph: James Forde.

A Dundalk mother, whose only child took his own life last month, wants to know why her son was sent home from Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda, (...)

John McCarthy, who was in his late 50s, drowned when he fell into the sea when returning to his trawler. File image:  Dara Mac Donaill

The St Patrick’s Day Parade in the west Cork town of Castletownbere was cancelled as a mark of respect to a local fisherman who lost his life when he (...)

IRA men who were at the Kilmichael ambush

Dundalk was “sneeringly hostile” to the Irish Republican Army during the War of Independence, according to records from the time that are to be publis(...)

 Castletown Cox in Co Kilkenny

The High Court has granted summary judgment for almost €572,000 against a British life peer who once owned and later rented one of Ireland’s finest Ge(...)

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