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Visitors at the National Gallery of Ireland after it reopened today. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

The traffic-light entry system displayed on a screen at the entrance to the National Gallery of Ireland was showing green at 9.45am on Tuesday. The do(...)

Members of the Dublin Boys Club, which meets once a month to practise real talk

This article is part of a series focusing on hope, courage and resilience in the time of Covid-19 What’s the content of your average Irish men’s What(...)

Clare Sheridan climbing in Chamonix in the French Alps

It wasn’t a man who firmly told Clare Sheridan that “girls don’t climb” but actually a fellow female member of the UCD Mountaineering Club. This was (...)

The lands, which are  home to filming for the hit TV series Vikings, have been closed to walkers since the spring, with the estate saying the actions were necessary to protect its staff from Covid-19. Photograph: Eric Luke

Entry for walkers to the currently closed Luggala estate in Co Wicklow, now owned by an Italian hedge-fund billionaire, will be strictly limited, even(...)

 From left: the curator of Glendalough: Power, Prayer and Pilgrimage Matthew Seaver. with Minister for  Culture Catherine Martin and  Archbishop of Dublin and Primate of Ireland Diarmuid Martin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A bronze coated iron hand-bell found at a site near Glendalough in Co Wicklow will be on display for the first time as part of a new exhibition at the(...)

Catholic Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin and Church of Ireland Archbishop of Dublin and Glendalough have encouraged parishes to ring the bells at 3pm  on Saturday. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

An invitation has been issued by Dublin’s two Archbishops for parishes to ring their church bells tomorrow (Sat), National Services Day, in honour of (...)

Lives Lost: Thomas (Tommy) Smyth died from Covid-19 on April 30th 2020.

This article is one of a series about people who have died with coronavirus in Ireland and among the diaspora. Read more at

Killabeg, Ferns, Co Wexford

When Susan Dunne and Tony Cronin first met architect Stephen Carr to discuss ideas for the house they wanted to build on their rural Co Wexford site, (...)

Camping   on the Ring of Kerry. You might be surprised how much you enjoy a few nights of wild camping far away from civilization. Photograph: iStock

With the ending of lockdown, and the easing of restrictions, the idea of venturing into the world again is enough to make most of us giddy. A wal(...)

Erskine Childers: born in London 150 years ago on June 25th. Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

One of Erskine Childers’s biographies is titled The Riddle of Erskine Childers, and there was much that was enigmatic about him. English born, he work(...)

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