Daniel Macdonald’s’ Returning From Cork Fair

Along with iBangles, Fitbits and USB earrings, the latest craze from the world of gadget jewellery are smart rings that tell the time and monitor hear(...)

In Ireland, children and the aged accounted for one-third of the Irish population in the 1840s, but three-fifths of the deaths.

How to name the Great Famine? For some people, especially Irish-Americans, even using that phrase is an anathema; they prefer the term The Great Hunge(...)

Detail form Gorta, 1946, by Lilian Lucy Davidson (1879-1954). Oil on canvas. 69.85x90.17cm. Copyright Estate of Lilian Lucy Davidson. Photograph: Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum/Quinnipiac Iniversity

The statistics are well known: by 1841, the population of Ireland was more than eight million. More than one million died during the Great Hunger(...)

Rowan Gillespie’s “The Victim”, from the Quinnipiac Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum

It is to a Jewish bagel tycoon, born in 1930s Connecticut, that we owe the world’s largest collection of art relating to the Irish Famine. His name wa(...)

‘The Baptism of the King of Cashel by St Patrick’ by James Barry.

Creating History: Stories of Ireland in Art, the National Gallery of Ireland’s new exhibition, and its main contribution to the Decade of Centenaries,(...)