The 313-year-old Marsh’s Library took to social media to stress that  the Chinese state had provided no funding to an exhibition of Chinese texts and maps. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Marsh’s Library in Dublin took to social media on Thursday to say that its exhibition on China had received no backing from the Chinese state after a (...)

Location manager Eoin Holohan says the production team never took the easy option: ‘Honestly, we never stopped trying to make it look good’ If t(...)

Rare fancy yellow diamond (4.01ct) VS2 with no flourescence fetched  €45,000- 75,000 at Matthews auction

Auction Results Sheppard’s Masterworks Sale Ming vase discovered at a routine valuation in Blarney achieved €610,000 – almost €500,000 over estimate(...)

Sleeper of the Adam’s Asian sale was a Ceylonese ivory casket which sold for €23,000 against an estimate of €1,500- €2,500

Auction results TUESDAY NOVEMBER 5TH John Weldon Temple Bar, Jewellery sale Emerald ring set with diamond shoulders 10.40cts €17,000, antique gold (...)

Presumed Irish, George II Walnut and Rouge Royal marble wine cooler (1740) achieved $43,750 through Sotheby's

Auction results Sotheby’s New York Furniture Silver and Ceramic Sale Irish Silver Salver, John Hamilton $12,500, Rare Irish silver octagonal sugar b(...)

 Bram Stoker: exhibition focuses on books and pamphlets he consulted at Marsh’s Library. Photograph: Hulton-Deutsch Collection/Getty Images

‘Bram Stoker and the Haunting of Marsh’s Library” is the tantalising and well-timed title of an exhibition now running at that Dublin venue through Ha(...)

Simon O’Connor, director of the new Museum of Literature Ireland. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw / The Irish Times

If walls could talk, they’d whisper stories, putting tales and characters into your head: which is, of course, exactly what a good book does. Books in(...)

 Luggala: Mick Jagger and U2 partied alongside poets, painters, actors and models

Luggala, the Co Wicklow estate that was home to the late Guinness heir Garech Browne, has been sold for what is believed to be significantly less than(...)

Ellie O’Sullivan, aged 10, from Gaelscoil Inse Chór at the launch of Culture Date with Dublin 8 at the Irish National War Memorial Gardens. Photograph: Marc O’Sullivan

Two, four, six, eight, who do we appreciate? Actually, it’s all about the last number next weekend. Eight. As in Dublin 8. D8. Or DO8 as it seems doom(...)

Lot 224: Taxiderny of an entire lion €3,000- €5,000

Old libraries are a little like time machines - where ghosts of the past reside. A shelter for collectibles, and an expression of our passion for anti(...)

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