Brian Boru

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1 Grace O’Malley (1530-1603) The Abbey, Clare Island, Co Mayo Pirate queen and warrior princess, clan chieftain and matriarch, Grace O’Malley had (...)

On one side was Angie, slim, dark and tanned; on the other was Norma Farquarhson, stumpy, straw-haired and pale as a bottle of milk.

The finalists in the Vernon Vase were called to attention at 7pm on Sunday evening. “Two minutes, ladies. Two minutes,” bellowed the umpire, Toby Mas(...)

Wounded Allied soldiers lie on stretchers near the village of Ginchy, waiting for evacuation by horse-drawn ambulance. Photograph: Daily Herald Archive/SSPL/Getty Images

Not since the great Home Rule rally of March 1912 had the streets of Dublin seen anything like it. The crowd assembled in College Green spread like t(...)

The glacier at Langjökull, which tourists can explore.

‘Ah you are from Ireland. Here we say we are all descended from Brian Ború – we stole his daughter.” All of a sudden the penny dropped. Our Icelandic(...)

The Norman arrival in Ireland in 1169 was just one end-point of their extraordinary expansion out of Flanders and northern France between the 11th and(...)

Some 500 Vikings descend on St Anne’s Park, Raheny as Dublin City Council staged the largest-ever living history battle re-enactment in Ireland at the Battle of Clontarf Festival.  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

From a distance, the rotund figure perched on a makeshift throne on Castle Avenue looked authentically medieval, albeit closer to Friar Tuck in shape (...)

The Giant’s Causeway reaches the dizzy heights of number 95 in the list with more than 128,000 Instagram appearances Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

Six Irish attractions have made it onto a list of the world’s top 500 must-see sights of all time, compiled by guidebook publisher Lonely Planet. (...)

Christine Dwyer Hickey: ‘The first time I was in Armagh city was 10 years ago and the tension that had long since left Belfast was still there on the apple-scented air.’

When I was a child I believed completely in God. This was not something I had picked up at home –ours was not a house for religion. Indeed, my father,(...)

A new “brand” of tourism is being launched in Killarney, Co Kerry – that of spiritual tourism. The promotion is the brainchild of the town’s chamber o(...)

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