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The  Black and Tans in operation during the War of Independence. Michael Purtill  claimed  to have orchestrated an ambush in Kilmorna in which three Black and Tans were killed returning to barracks on April 7th, 1921 though his senior officer contradicted his claim.   Photograph: Topical Press Agency/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

An uncle of writer John B Keane had to flee Kerry during the civil war when his barracks was overrun by anti-Treaty republicans. Michael Purtill was (...)

 William Buick riding Pinatubo win The Goffs Vincent O’Brien National Stakes at the Curragh. Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Enable’s attempt at an Arc hat-trick ended in anticlimax but racing’s newest superstar Pinatubo is odds-on to end his two-year-old season unbeaten in (...)

The Hunting Lodge on the Castle Leslie estate in Glaslough, Co Monaghan. File image: David Sleator/The Irish Times

The Border village of Glaslough in Co Monaghan has been named as the winner of the 2019 SuperValu National Tidy Towns Competition. The village which (...)

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board  has said  no formal briefings on the whip will  be carried out at Leopardstown and the Curragh this weekend. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Racing’s regulator has pointed to June’s incident-free Irish Derby festival as an example of how the whip needs not become an issue in the upcoming Ir(...)

From The Irish Times – June 13th, 1953.

“There’s Danger In Dirt” exclaimed the advertisements of the 1950s, admonishing “Mrs McCarthy” and “Mrs O’Brien” for failing to keep their children an(...)

Moving Hearts

SATURDAY 6TH Traidphicnic An Ceardlann, Spiddal, all weekend traidphicnic.com The community festival of music, art and theatre is now in its eighth (...)

Breaking Trad are playing St John’s Theatre in Listowel.

SUNDAY 2ND Seán Ó Sé Belturbet Civic Centre, Cavan 8pm €10 086-8173153 Veteran west Cork singer Seán Ó Sé pays a visit to Belturbet for this year’s (...)

A scene from ‘Baoite’

BAOITE Abbey Theatre, Dublin. Until May 25th 2.30pm & 8pm abbeytheatre.ie It’s a rare artist who can find something instructive in fracking, the(...)

 Terry Wilders attends the F2 Centre in Dublin’s Fatima district every day. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

“There are days I’d love to stay in bed but I can’t. I get a phonecall or a text saying where are you,” Terry Wilders says happily. He doesn’t mind th(...)

Gardaí investigating the death of a cyclist in Co Kerry earlier this week have issued an appeal for witnesses to come forward.  File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Gardaí investigating the death of a cyclist in Co Kerry earlier this week have issued an appeal for witnesses to come forward. The man in his 60s, w(...)

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