Carton House. Over two centuries earls, dukes, lords and a loanshark presided as head of a dining table, which is about to go under the hammer at Sotheby’s in London. Photograph: Alan Betson

If pieces of furniture could talk and recount tales from their use, perhaps lot 72 in the forthcoming Royal and Noble sale by Sotheby’s in London, on (...)

An application with Dublin City Council proposes to demolish the Kildare Street Hotel and replace it with a five-storey block over a two-storey basement

Plans to demolish a terrace of Georgian houses on Kildare Street would “denude the character” of the street and “erode the historic building stock” of(...)

Doneraile Court,  Co Cork.

Getting into Doneraile Court involves climbing past the fallen rim of a balustrade which once enclosed the orangery where diarist and diplomat Harold (...)

 I The door knocker of the Headquarters of the Irish Georgian Society on South William Street. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

It was a brief letter to The Irish Times from Desmond Guinness that got the ball rolling. Writing in July 1957, he lamented that the old Georgian Soci(...)

Grace Jones: The documentary ‘Grace Jones: Bloodlight & Bami’ is out on Friday. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

For two nights in September 2016, it seemed as though there were two types of people in Dublin. Those who were lucky enough to land a ticket to one of(...)

Annesbrook house

Heritage runs deep through the land around Annesbrook House outside Duleek in Co Meath. A Bronze Age burial site was discovered in the early 1900s and(...)

Times past: ‘Speaker’s Clock’ that plays ‘God Save the Queen’ was previously on loan to Leinster House

There was standing room only in the saleroom at the Killashee House Hotel in Naas, Co Kildare, on Tuesday when Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers sold the conte(...)

Interior of Furness House: both the house itself and its contents are for sale

Patrick Guinness, the brewing dynasty heir and president of the Irish Georgian Society, is to sell the contents of his Co Kildare home, the 13-bedroo(...)

One of a number of surviving designs for the front elevation of Leinster House in Dublin by Richard Castle

Lovers of architecture and history will revel in a new summer exhibition opening this week at the Irish Architectural Archive on Merrion Square. It wi(...)

 Patrick Guinness and Garech Browne  at the unveiling of  the  statue of entrepreneur and philanthropist Arthur Guinness in his  home town of Celbridge, Co Kildare, which has been erected by Celbridge Tidy Towns, with the support of Diageo.  Photograph: Naoise Culhane Photography

He came in for some flak last week but yesterday was the real Arthur’s Day, when a statue of Arthur Guinness was unveiled on Celbridge’s main street i(...)

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