Darby O Gill

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 Cathy Wintsch enjoying an early game of Paddy’s Day golf in Geneva, Switzerland

This week we asked what you’ll be doing on a St Patrick’s Day like no other – wherever you are in the world. Here’s what you told us It just didn’t f(...)

Cinema poster of Walt Disney’s Darby O’Gill and the Little People (€100-€150), Fonsie Mealy.

Though mostly binned after the final credits have rolled, cinema posters have become valued items for collectors, with some achieving astronomical pri(...)

Emily Blunt and Jamie Dornan in Wild Mountain Thyme

“Welcome to Ireland!” says Christopher Walken, at the outset of the trailer for Wild Mountain Thyme, already my favourite “bad” Irish film. Then he re(...)

Scottish actor Sean Connery at 90. Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

It is 44 years since Sean Connery appeared as an aging Robin Hood in Richard Lester’s under-estimated Robin and Marian. There was a great deal of wear(...)

A scene from Disney’s notorious Song of the South

“Oh, what have we done now?” the people at Walt Disney almost certainly aren’t saying. Having completed their takeover of the whole bloody world, the (...)

Headless horseman pursuing Ichabod Crane from Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irvine. Image: Wikimedia Commons

Halloween is fast approaching and it’s time to delve back in the origins of Irish traditions and explore how Samhain became Halloween. Irish ghost st(...)

The image from the cover of The Secret Life of Objects

A new book, The Secret Lives of Objects, by researchers on the MA in design history and material culture at the National College of Art and Design, t(...)

 Michael Healy Rae: “What I am saying to people in north Kerry is to give me a chance this time and judge me the next time.” File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

It’s a dreary cold February afternoon and Tralee is taciturn. With Christmas well gone and the summer tourists months away, you’d say might be the low(...)

Ashley Judd: supporters of a basketball team posted tweets calling Judd a ‘whore’ and threatening her with sexual violence. Photograph: Larry Busacca/Getty Images

Should we worry about Ashley Judd setting the cops on a bunch of Twitter-happy knuckleheads? There are certainly greater threats to the global communi(...)