Woodstock

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Sopwell Hall Estate,  Co Tipperary.

“A piece of heaven,” is how Michael Ramsden describes his home of 35 years. “You cannot hear a thing at night, there is no sound, light or air polluti(...)

Jimi Hendrix performs at the Royal Albert Hall in London in February 1969. Photograph: David Redfern/Redferns/Getty Images.

On the landing of Dave Tiger Taylor’s home in Crumlin, there is a European tour poster of a kind familiar to most rock fans. It’s a psychedelic repres(...)

In December  1969, Jack Lynch officially opened the cable car which could carry six passengers on the 374m journey high above Dursey Sound

Neil Armstrong had just become the first man to walk on the moon, 500,000 hippies had gathered at Woodstock and, at the very tip of the Beara Peninsul(...)

MacGill Summer School’s founder and director Joe Mulholland plans to recruit a young researcher to help him recruit a wider variety of speakers. Photograph: Eric Luke

A joke has been doing the rounds in recent weeks that across the country prominent women were afraid to answer the phone in case it was the organiser (...)

Bettystown, Co Meath, was once prominent as a holiday destination, due to its magnificent beach and dunes. Photograph: Alan Betson

Meath’s coastline is a short one, with a 3km beach running from the south at Laytown, through Bettystown, to Mornington, which makes up 40 per cent of(...)

 Pilgrims participating in World Youth Day 2016  in Blonia park in Krakow, Poland. Photograph: Jacek Turczyk/EPA

A little corner of Ireland has sprung up on the periphery of Krakow, Poland, for this week only. This is the Sw Kazimierza church and environs, which(...)

Rory Gallagher plays the Macroom Mountain Dew Festival in 1978. Photograph: Youtube/ Rory Gallagherblues fan

From Barry Roche, Southern Correspondent in Macroom, Co Cork It may have been almost a decade after Woodstock and the Isle of Wight but the Macroom(...)

The fact that festivals have entered the mainstream and taken such a hold over our summer discourse and media coverage is down to their transgressive past. Photograph: Kate Geraghty/The Irish Times

A bizarre rumour doing the rounds suggests that a music fan actually travelled to an Irish music festival, presented his/her ticket, spent an enjoyabl(...)

Rare, early 19th-century watercolours and sketches of picturesque Inistioge, Co Kilkenny, have turned up in a London saleroom and will be sold by Bloo(...)