Daniel O Connell

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Born in the predominantly Protestant village of Markethill in Co Armagh, where he lived his entire life, Seamus Mallon had first-hand knowledge of the injustices suffered by the nationalist community but he also had a sympathetic understanding of the unionist mentality. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Seamus Mallon was one of the towering political figures in Ireland over the past half century. A man of extraordinary courage who braved repeated loya(...)

Maturing nicely: Maurice O’Connell at Lakeview House, Co Kerry. Photograph: Valerie O’Sullivan

A descendent of Daniel O’Connell is hoping to take advantage of the high demand for Irish whiskey by bringing out his own spirit in tribute to the fam(...)

Jack B Yeats, A Paris of the West achieved €787,964 (€565,000-€905,000) at Sotheby’s Irish Art Sale

Results Damien Matthews Clontarf Sale, November 16th and 17th Fancy yellow diamond 4.01ct €32,000 (€45,000-€75,000), Japanese gold mounted box with s(...)

Rare fancy yellow diamond (4.01ct) VS2 with no flourescence fetched  €45,000- 75,000 at Matthews auction

Auction Results Sheppard’s Masterworks Sale Ming vase discovered at a routine valuation in Blarney achieved €610,000 – almost €500,000 over estimate(...)

“This classic musical account of an Irish wake, so accidentally influential on modernist literature, was a product of the Big Apple, in an era when one-third of that city’s population was newly arrived from Ireland”

It appears that in declaring Tim Finnegan of ballad fame to have been from Dublin’s Watling Street, as I did here on Saturday, I was wrong. He was in (...)

 Luke Connolly celebrates scoring his and Nemo Rangers’  second goal during the Cork SFC final at  Páirc Uí Rinn. Photograph: Oisín Keniry/Inpho

Nemo Rangers 2-8 Duhallow 0-10 Nemo Rangers came of age by winning their 21st Cork football title despite scoring only two points in the second half (...)

Ciaran Carson

Sinéad Morrissey, John Banville and fellow writers salute a great man and a great poet Sinéad Morrissey “It’s not about you, it’s about the lang(...)

Cardinal Henry Newman: his journey to Dublin began with an invitation in 1851 from Archbishop Cullen of Armagh, later archbishop of Dublin, to advise on the proposed establishment of a Catholic university.

On Friday, November 3rd, 1854, the Catholic University, under its rector John Henry Newman, opened its doors at 86 St Stephen’s Green in Dublin to rec(...)

The Countess of Dunraven will present this Death Mask of Daniel O’Connell to the OPW at Derrynane House  on Saturday. Photograph: Alan Landers

The death mask of Daniel O’ Connell is due to be presented to the Office of Public Works (OPW)on Saturday by the Countess of Dunraven at the ancestral(...)

Portrait of Daniel O’Connell. Photograph: Getty Images

I remember coming home from primary school after a lesson on Daniel O’Connell and his monster political meetings. We were told that when the British a(...)

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