Constance Markievicz in the uniform of the Irish Citizen Army.

A colourful and striking figure, Constance Markievicz could not be said at first glance to be a typical revolutionary of that revolutionary time. Born(...)

Main bedroom of 60 Leinster Road is its grandest room

The play Six Degrees of Separation by John Guane explored the existential theme that everyone in the world is connected by a chain of no more than six(...)

Husband and wife Eddie Walsh and Constance Cassidy bought Lissadell House in Sligo in 2003, after the State baulked at the €4 million purchase price a(...)

At the turn of the last century Rathgar was a favoured location for political and literary sets. George (AE) Russell lived at Number 25 Coulson Avenu(...)

Michael Mallin and Countess Markievicz being escorted away by government troops, Easter Rising 1916. Photograph: National Museum of Ireland

England’s “800 years of oppression” in Ireland can be officially extended – by 25 minutes. Along with Trevelyan’s corn, it turns out they also (...)

Top, from left, Constance Markievicz; and the Abbey Theatre in Dublin. Bottom, from left, Joseph Plunkett; Alice Milligan; and Thomas MacDonagh.  Main photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

From the early 1900s the development of the Abbey Theatre was accompanied by challenging alternatives, spearheaded by political activists. They inc(...)