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Matilda Balfe (5) from Dublin, enjoys the Winterval Festival in Waterford. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

New Year cheer Head to Dublin for New Year celebrations that last for three days and include ‘Luminosity’, a spectacular 3D light projection with opt(...)

15 Reuben Street, Rialto: plenty of potential

15 Reuben Street, RialtoDublin 8 This is a very central location that is becoming gentrified but at a slower rate than some buyers might have hoped.(...)

Temple Bar at night. Photograph: Bryan O'Brien

1. The Gates to Hell Hell is shown on Rocque’s Map of Dublin for 1756 and links Fishamble Street to St Michael’s Hill and running through the south(...)

Bela Lugosi in Dracula (1931)

Even the doziest domestic observer will have noticed that Irish cinema is passing through an unprecedented period of fecundity. Others are blowing ou(...)

Members of Macnas performance group in Temple Bar, Dublin, during ’the Summoning’, part of last year’s Bram Stoker Festival. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

From Bram Stoker to personal wellbeing to all that jazz, there’s a range of enticing events on nationwide this Halloween bank holiday weekend. The 15(...)

A statue of Lenin in Tiraspol, the administrative capital of Transdniestria, an enclave in Moldova: for Moldovans who don’t believe in Russia, but have lost faith in the EU, there may be an alternative: Romania. Photograph: John Fleming

“Dracula is watching us to make sure it happens.” Bogdan Diaconu drags on yet another cigarette and smiles. The Romanian politician, president of the (...)

Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn fish on the river Mississippi, near the childhood home  of Mark Twain in Hannibal, Missouri. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer has never been out of print since it was published in 1876. Photograph: George Pickow/Three Lions/Getty Images

The Pilgrim’s Progress (1678), John Bunyan “As I walk’d through the wilderness of this world, I lighted on a certain place, where was a Denn; A(...)

Farmaphobia at Causey Farm, Meath

Transylvanian terrors Fancy a free fright? Boo! Seriously though, Romanian Holidays is offering free excursions to super spooky Bran Castle in (...)

Luke Evans as Dracula in Dracula Untold

So, you think you’re British, bus-mates? Have a gawp at this. It is September 2013 (movies take a long time to finish) and we are trundling fro(...)

A collection of early 20th-century mugshots of Irish emigrants in America sold for €540

GAA medals are not just tokens of honour and glory. Some have significant financial value and are sought after by a growing band of Irish collectors a(...)

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