The whiskey was distilled at the long-gone Bandon Distillery in west Cork

A bottle of 1916 whiskey with a blessing from a priest and bottled on Nun’s Island is expected to sell for more than €15,000 when it goes under the ha(...)

A grave can be anything from 4 to 10 feet deep. “The gravediggers used to get paid by the foot and they’d always be delighted to get a 10-footer.” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

How mean-spirited would you have to be to have the flaws of your wife carved onto her gravestone as soon as she goes to her eternal reward? Such a mea(...)

Lowering the Tricolour during the annual Easter Rising 1916 commeremoration at Arbour Hill in 2013. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The security threat posed by the current dissident version of the IRA to the 1916 commemorations raises some uncomfortable questions about the glorifi(...)

The 1916 banner at College Green Bank of Ireland featuring Henry Grattan, Daniel O’Connell, Charles Stewart Parnell and John Redmond

Dublin City Council has further defended the erection of a banner featuring Henry Grattan, Daniel O’Connell, Charles Stewart Parnell and John Redmond (...)

The 1916 banners at College Green Bank of Ireland, with images of Henry Grattan, Daniel O’Connell, Charles Stewart Parnell, and John Redmond, who described the Rising as ’wicked and insane’

Dubliners and visitors alike will be a little confused by the massive banners that Dublin City Council has affixed to the front of the Bank of Ireland(...)

The banner at College Green Bank of Ireland  is on the front of what was the Irish parliamentary building before the Act of Union in 1800.

Dublin City Council has defended its decision to put images of four constitutional politicians, three of whom had died long before 1916, on a banner c(...)

Yvonne Corcoran-Loftus, curator of the Michael Davitt Museum, said politicians of all political stripes had been approached about funding, with no success. Photograph: Keith Heneghan/Phocus

When the electricity bill comes in for the State’s only museum dedicated to international humanitarian and social reformer Michael Davitt, the volunta(...)

Charles Stewart Parnell addresses a joint session of the US Congress in 1880.	For all its significance – and despite the return of famine and violence to beleaguered rural Ireland in the late 1870s – Parnell’s speech was moderate and deferential. He described “the sufferings of the Irish people”, the New York Times reported, and took pains to avoid poisoning relations between the US and Britain

It was a measure of the influence and political power of Irish-Americans that Charles Stewart Parnell was invited to speak to a joint session of the U(...)

Leader of the Irish Parliamentary Party John Redmond (1856 - 1918, left) with Irish nationalist politician John Dillon (1851 - 1927), circa 1910. Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

On the night of May 18th, 1915, the Irish nationalist leader John Redmond was staying at the south Dublin home of his daughter Johanna and her husband(...)

Week 1, Lecture 1: Ireland in Rebellion An Introduction. Photograph: Trinity College Dublin/YouTube

Trinity College Dublin (TCD) has begun a free online history course to explain the Easter Rising and its origins. The 14 week course, which is availa(...)

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