Castle Blunden: Jane and Caroline Blunden at their former family home, in Co Kilkenny, some of whose contents are being auctioned on June 25th. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

THE BLUNDEN TWINS HAVE TRAVELLED THE WORLD THROUGH ART AND CULTURE. NOW THEY ARE BACK FOR A FINAL SALE OF CONTENTS AT CASTLE BLUNDEN, IN CO KILKENN(...)

 The Invisible Past.  Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Five artists have been shortlisted for the 2019 Royal College of Surgeons Ireland (RCSI) Art Award. The artworks were selected from more than 500 work(...)

St Patrick’s Day: spectators at last year’s Dublin parade. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty

The forecast may not be great for this year’s St Patrick’s Day, but there are lots of events and other attractions, many indoors, to keep you entertai(...)

Macdara Yeates

We are our stories. To be human is to have a story to tell. This year’s St Patrick’s Festival takes our indigenous love of and facility for storytelli(...)

Lot 13: ‘Double Portait of Two Girls’ by Margaret Clarke (€20,000-€30,000) is among the artwork that was seen as too unorthodox in earlier decades, but now takes centre stage at Whyte’s auction

The Whyte’s Irish and International Art auction on March 4th at the RDS will offer an array of works by Louis le Brocquy, from lithographs, silkscreen(...)

Dublin Dance Festival, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s Rosas Danst Rosas, Photograph:  Anne Van Aerschot

Dreaming in Blue Until February 14th Harry Clarke’s dreamy The Eve of Saint Agnes is at the Hugh Lane in Dublin, but you can see his wonderful waterco(...)

A matter of taste: prawn-head smoothies in a Domestic Godless installation

Ten years ago, when Radisson launched a new hotel on Golden Lane in Dublin, the centrepiece of the opening was the opportunity to go “sky dining”. Str(...)

‘Curious and remarkable’: Detail of  Pietà by Elisabeth Frink, part of the Methodist Church collection of modern Christian art in Britain on show at the Royal Hibernian Academy Gallery in Dublin until December 21st

“God is the sole and proper witness of himself. Meanwhile, since this brute stupidity gripped the whole world – to pant after visible figures of God, (...)

Shark tank: Damien Hirst with his piece Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living in 2013.  Photograph: Natalie Naccache/New York Times

Are artists different? Some lines from Thomas Kinsella are stuck in my mind: “I wonder whether one expects/ Flowing tie or expert sex …/ Of poets any (...)

The RHA exhibition featured 416 Irish and international artists. Photograph: Aidan Oliver Photography

Sales dipped at this year’s annual exhibition at the Royal Hibernian Academy (RHA), which featured a record number of artists and works of art. The R(...)

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