Detail from Jour d’été (Summer’s Day) by Berthe Morisot (1879). National Gallery, London. An audacious theft 65 years ago this month highlighted the controversy over the Hugh Lane bequest.

Claims that there is no such thing as a victimless crime were undermined audaciously by a handful of Irish university students in London 65 years ago (...)

The Long Room at  Trinity College Dublin. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / THE IRISH TIMES

Four new sculptures of female scholars are to be commissioned by Trinity College Dublin, the first women to go on display in the university’s Old Libr(...)

Sir William Gregory: not the villain as commonly portrayed

Recent performances by the Druid Theatre of the plays of Lady Augusta Gregory have reminded us how talented a figure she was. George Bernard Shaw once(...)

Druid combines representations of raw sorrow, naked nationalism, and raucous humour to honour Gregory’s legacy.

★★★★☆ At Coole, the collision of past and present is delivered through a collection of Augusta Gregory’s neglected works. Druid combines representati(...)

Garry Hynes: ‘You have to have one actor up close with another actor up close with an audience. And all of a sudden that is just blown away.’ Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

By the end of February, the Druid Theatre Company felt quietly and justifiably thrilled. Galway’s midwinter weather had been dismal, but a production (...)

Lisa Tierney-Keogh: 'It really cannot be overstated how hard the loneliness is when you are away from home.' Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

There is a dog in my new neighbourhood in Dublin that never stops barking. Occasionally, another dog will join in, a sort of call and response of cani(...)

Fred Deane, caretaker at St Ann’s Church, Dawson Street, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Standing before the impressive Neo-Romanesque doorway of St Ann’s Church of Ireland on Dublin’s Dawson Street, Fred Deane is handing out leaflets for (...)

An instinctual understanding of art: Tom Vaughan-Lawlor as Hugh Lane in Citizen Lane

There’s a wonderful tableau in the new Irish historical film Citizen Lane depicting Hugh Lane’s wildly ambitious vision for Dublin: architect Edwin La(...)

For the Love of Art: Dreams, by Frederic William Burton. Photograph courtesy of Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund.

In 2012 Frederic William Burton’s Hellelil and Hildebrand, The Meeting on the Turret Stairs, inspired by a story of doomed love in a medieval Danish b(...)

Darragh Conboy and John Connolly of Hazel Mountain Chocolate

The Burren’s Wild Honey Inn this week became the first pub in Ireland to win a Michelin star. With an appetite for sourcing fresh produce from indigen(...)

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