The Four Courts in Dublin were occupied during the Civil War. File photograph Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

The Chief Justice is among several judges who will lead tours of the Four Courts as part of events marking the centenary this year of the occupation a(...)

Doolough as drawn by Michael Viney. The ruins of Doolough House stand among encroaching rhododendrons

There are days at the end of winter when some match of light and atmosphere works to insist on the scale of the Mayo landscape at our rear – the great(...)

 Michael Collins and Arthur Griffith during the treaty negotiations with  the British government in  1921. Photograph: Topical Press Agency/Bettmann Archive/Getty Images

The outbreak of the Irish Civil War and the deaths of Michael Collins and Arthur Griffith are among the main events to be commemorated in the 2022 dec(...)

Willie and Nelly Reilly outside their traditional wagon in Cashel, Co Tipperary. Photograph: Diarmuid Greene

This video project is a race against the clock to capture the many details of a vanishing era In February 2020, my granny passed away. She was i(...)

 Ediones Deniz, (left) with daughter Mia and Rose Silva with her daughter Sophia, members of Samba Dance Brazil, at the  St Patrick’s Festival programme annoucement.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

After a two-year absence due to Covid-19 the St Patrick’s Festival in Dublin will return this March, and is expected to be the largest in scale to dat(...)

Delegates to the World Congress of the Irish Race led by  Katherine Hughes, Mary MacSwiney, Éamon de Valera, Countess Markievicz, Thomas Hughes Kelly and Sean T O’Kelly. Photograph: Image Bibliothèque Nationale de France

In late January 1922 the cream of Irish politics, literature, music, theatre, art and design converged in Paris. James Joyce published his modernist m(...)

Irish Neolithic bog oak dugout canoe, discovered in the 1970s by Rev Conn Auld in Fermanagh will be offered for sale at Bonham’s on January 26th. Estimate: £2,000-£3,000 (€2,400-€3,600)

A rare Irish Neolithic dugout canoe leads the Bonham’s Jim Lennon Collection sale in Edinburgh on Wednesday, January 26th. The canoe (£2,000-£3,000/€2(...)

Wondering what Christmas present to get for the gardener in your life? Look no further. Photograph: iStock 


Edith Andrees, National Museum of Ireland curator, looks at the fountain pen used by Michael Collins to sign the 1921 Anglo-Irish Treaty.  Photograph: Julien Behal Photography

On signing the Anglo-Irish Treaty Michael Collins famously opined to Lord Birkenhead, on the British side, that he had signed his own death warrant. (...)

Culture Night 2021 at Collins Barracks. Cultural institutions should be used as spaces  where arts and culture are going on continually, a committee has heard. Photograph: Maxwells

Available information on museums which are independently operated is “severely lacking”, an Oireachtas committee has been told. More than two-thirds(...)

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