Census of the Heart asks questions that are related to connections to and relationships with one’s home, job, community, friends and family

This weekend, as households fill out the national census form, one might be left a little cold by its questioning. So what about an alternative censu(...)

This is a 1916 account from Cumann na mBan member Margaret Skinnider which is performed byMary Moynihan of Smashing Times theatre company on the late(...)

“The absence of appropriate sexual education left women unequipped for the vagaries of reproduction” - Rhona Mahony. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

As the shots fired and almost 500 people died, babies continued to be born during the Rebellion of Easter 1916. This generation of babies would see th(...)

Members of the 1916 Sackville Street Art Project: from left, Miriam Griffin, Sharon Harris-Byrne and Ciara O’Keeffe. Photograph: Dave Meehan

The centenary celebrations have been organised around the key names in the history books. James Connolly, Thomas Clarke, Patrick Pearse, Joseph Plunke(...)

  Cpt Peter Kelleher from the 27th Infantry Battalion reading the Proclamation at the GPO, O’Connell Street, Dublin. Photograph: Maxwells Dublin

‘Poblacht na hÉireann”: The speaker of these words, standing in front of Dublin’s General Post Office and reading from a proclamation, the ink was bar(...)

The Colour Party leaving the grave of Peader Kearney, composer of the national anthem, after a wreath laying ceremomy at Glasnevin Cemetery. Photograph Chris Bellew/Fennell Photography.

Early on Easter Sunday morning in Glasnevin Cemetery, under an icy blue sky, the British ambassador solemnly steps forward to lay a wreath at Ireland’(...)

‘The Punishments of China’ (1801) illustrates various punishments including the gruesome ‘Hamestringing a Malefactor’. The estimate at Purcell Auctioneers is (€600-€800)

A fascinating, private Irish collection of rare, collectible and unusual books from the library of the late Mr Gill Ruttledge will go under the hammer(...)

The front page of the Weekly Irish Times published just after the Easter Rising

The front page of Easter Saturday’s Irish Times has been reproduced from a May 1916 edition of the Weekly Irish Times. This was a paper that appeared(...)

The General Post Office on O’Connell Street, Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Patrick Pearse is supposed to have read the Proclamation on the steps of the GPO but, as the children of a school just a stone’s throw away pointed ou(...)

Molly O’Reilly’s daughter Constance with a doll of her mother wearing the Irish Citizen Army uniform.

March 24th, 1916 The munitions industry was a lucrative one in 1916 as the British ramped up production in advance of the Battle of the Somme. Mi(...)

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