Nathan Slattery (10 months) from Blackhall Place, Dublin 7,  gets to grips with a toy Santa while shopping on Henry Street. Photograph: Frank Miller

The worst of it, surely, is over. The weeks – or was it months? – of frenzied shops and crazy traffic. The braindeadening cheesy muzak and the nerve-(...)

Killaghtee Church of Ireland national school children, near Killybegs. “Robes and jeans, wings and trainers, cardboard and tinsel, sunshine and shadows; it’s life, but also art.” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

So even angels get tired. This magical photograph, taken in Co Donegal, shows a celestial host – a tiny celestial host, admittedly – wending its weary(...)

Stand at the Dublin Flea

Flea to the Point The Dublin Flea Christmas Market is back in the docklands this weekend and next, 8th-9th and 13th-16th December. Each weekend will (...)

William Garvey drinks cabinet: a foolproof way to hold your drink in style

Cocktail cool There’s a foolproof way to hold your drink in style this Christmas: get yourself a bespoke bar cabinet from William Garvey furniture Ma(...)

The Armada table sold at Adam’s Country House Collections sale for €360,000 dates from 1558

Going, going: but not gone. The Armada table of the O’Briens, princes of Thomond, has been sold at auction for €360,000. Made from the timbers of a sh(...)

Armada table (Lot 101, €100,000-€200,000)

From the panoramic to the intimate, the exquisite to the outlandish, all aspects of the Irish country house are celebrated in Adam’s on-site sale at T(...)

Amada Hilton Sawyer of Irish Girl in Brooklyn confesses to passions that include antiques, mid-century furniture and lighting.

New York style comes to Limerick Given a choice, who would pick Limerick over New York? Amanda Hilton Sawyer, for one. After years in the Big Apple s(...)

Norah McGuinness, Evening Flight: Adam’s Lot 19

Artworks from the collection of the late playwright Brian Friel have raised €162,300 for the homeless charity the Peter McVerry Trust. A total of 22 o(...)

Edward Hopper’s ‘Chop Suey’ (1929)

It’s a simple scene: just two women chatting in a restaurant. But as depicted by the great American painter Edward Hopper in his 1929 work Chop Suey, (...)

Nano Nagle Place: a renovated space for Cork’s 21st-century communities

The legacy of Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin in Ireland; the history of the earliest piece of documented Chinese porcelain in Europe, the Fonthill Vas(...)

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