Chester Beatty

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Double Portrait, 1985-86, by Lucien Freud. Photograph: Ros Kavanagh/IMMA

As Ireland’s museums and galleries reopen, here’s a look at what’s on the walls. Some galleries are operating timed entries and ticketing systems, so (...)

KiwiCo camps kick off online from June 22nd, and offer loads of free content for 3 to 11 year olds

AS SUMMER STRETCHES OUT AHEAD OF US WITH ACTIVITIES CURBED BY COVID-19, THERE ARE STILL PLENTY OF CHEAP AND CHEERFUL WAYS TO KEEP THE CHILDREN OCCUPIE(...)

Cobalt blue Ketzal blanket €325

Cool, damp evenings call for the warmth of a throw that can do double duty as a room accessory and a cosy wrap. Luckily there’s plenty of choice from (...)

A section of ‘Song of Lasting Sorrow’, two 10m painted handscrolls by the Japanese painter Kano Sansetsu

What is it? Song of Lasting Sorrow, two 10m painted handscrolls by the Japanese painter Kano Sansetsu, dates from the late 1640s. It is based on the (...)

Chester Beatty Library: Simurgh rescues Zal in an ink-and-gold illustration from the Iranian epic The Book of Kings. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

I have my hands behind my back in the reference section of the Chester Beatty Library, a pen in one of them. I am terrified that I will topple over an(...)

South Lodge Clonmannon Ashford Co Wicklow

South Lodge sits on the grounds of Clonmannon Estate just outside Ashford in Co Wicklow. The estate, originally owned by Chester Beatty, the mining ma(...)

Ouragh at 20A Shrewsbury Road is a modern six bed that went on the market through receivers in 2015 seeking €7million

Aviation mogul Dómhnal Slattery has emerged as the buyer of the former Shrewsbury Road home of Sean Dunne and Gayle Killilea for €5.6 million. Slatter(...)

Hong Ling: A Peak of Reds

Hong Ling: A Retrospective Chester Beatty Library, Dublin Castle ***** The Chester Beatty is justifiably best-known as a treasure house of antiquit(...)

Julia Poirier, book conservator with the Chester Beatty Library, Dublin Castle, photographed looking at an opening text of the Ruzbihan Koran. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times

President Michael D Higgins will officially open an exhibition featuring one of the most valuable Korans in the world. The “Ruzbihan Qur’an” was cre(...)

Suffragist Margaret Sandhurst was the first woman to be given the Freedom of the City, in 1889, three years before her death.

In 140 years, 80 people have been awarded the Freedom of the City of Dublin. Nominated by the Lord Mayor, and approved by Dublin City Council, the awa(...)

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