Image of St John from the ‘Book of Dimma’

Mention Irish illuminated manuscripts and the chances are the Book of Kells will pop into your mind. Not only is it a masterpiece of the illuminator’s(...)

A silver cup awarded to those who defended Trinity College during the Rising. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

As a standalone item, the copy of the Proclamation which was plastered to the walls of the GPO during Easter Week 1916 would be a valuable document i(...)

‘The Book of Kells in all its glory is now fully digitalised at the digitalcollections.tcd.ie (http://bit.ly/1Deu6EM). The manuscript in its entirety can be studied by all.’

The Book of Kells, housed in the Trinity College library, is a fascinating manuscript. It is first and foremost a Book of the Gospels. When you look a(...)

College president Fr Patrick McDevitt:  Shortly after his arrival an investigation of the college’s archive and library was begun to see what might be disposed of to raise funds.

Since the arrival of its new president, Fr Patrick McDevitt, towards the end of 2011 a concerted effort has been made at All Hallows College in Dublin(...)

Håkan Hardenberger: makes the trumpet sound conversational rather than rawly, militarily assertive

The churning in Ireland’s orchestras continues. The Ulster Orchestra has once again parted company early with a chief executive. Just over a ye(...)