Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida’s (1863-1923)Sewing the Sail (Cucendo la vela) painted in 1896. Source: Photo Archive Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia

Visitors to the National Gallery of Ireland can discover one of Spain’s most popular artists when its latest exhibition Sorolla: Spanish Master of Lig(...)

When Joseph Walsh began working on his new series, using indigenous Irish timber, he ran up against an unexpected problem: Ireland’s smaller sawmills are in decline. Photograph: Andrew Bradley

On a patch of land near Kinsale in rural Co Cork, the ruins of a castle stand, almost impossibly tall. There is really only one wall left, and it’s a (...)

People taking part in the  Dublin Pride Parade last year. Photograph: Tom Honan

Dublin Dublin Pride starts Thursday June 20th and culminates with the main event – the Dublin Pride Parade – which starts at 1pm on Saturday, June 2(...)

Given the pretty miserable weather we have been having of late you could be forgiven for thinking that summer is still a long way off. But it is upon (...)

Castlecomer Discovery Park, in Co Kilkenny. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

GET BACK TO NATURE Dublin City Farm St Anne’s Park, Raheny; free; dublincityfarm.com Dublin County Council’s first urban farm has only been open(...)

Powerscourt House will be a topic in the forthcoming conference at Maynooth University

“How American plutocratic agents scoured Irish country houses like vultures around decaying carcasses in the 1920s” and “How important Irish art colle(...)

Kildress House has been designed to the highest specification

Small to medium-sized companies seeking a location within Dublin’s central business district may be interested in Kildress House, a new grade A office(...)

Labour TD Joan Burton criticised the National Museum for being “hopeless on the subject of women”. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

A permanent exhibition to mark women’s place in Irish history could be installed in the National Museum of Ireland, Minister for Culture Josepha Madig(...)

Tomi Ungerer, Collage, papier sur papier carton

What do you do if you have a mind that won’t leave you alone? Some take refuge in alcohol and drugs, others spend a lifetime trying to quiet the overl(...)

Peter Barrett of  Aviation Capital and Sean Rainbird of National Gallery of Ireland. Photograph: Shane O’Neill, SON Photographic National Gallery/SMBC Aviation Capital photos

6am I listen to the radio in bed, BBC4 first and RTÉ 1 later on. Twice a week I go to the gym for 45 minutes and have breakfast after. A pot of tea wi(...)

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