Douglas Hyde

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The entrance to Portmarnock Golf Club, which is to allow women to become members for the first time.Photo: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

It was interesting to see that after 127 years just 16.6 per cent of Portmarnock GC members preferred to remain faithful to an old court decision. I(...)

Roscommon’s Eddie Nolan is surrounded by Dublin players during his side’s Division 1 defeat. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Dublin 1-22 Roscommon 0-16 A new season and the All-Ireland champions remain light years ahead. In the 74th minute, Cormac Costello elected to fire h(...)

 Austin Clarke: The 125th anniversary of the birth of the poet. Photograph: Jack McManus

‘And O she was the Sunday/in every week”. Who now remembers the poet who wrote those lines used in a long-running Bord na Móna TV ad campaign? The 125(...)

FIFTY YEARS AGO IN QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY THE GAA DROPPED ITS PROHIBITION ON OTHER SPORTS AT THE FIRST ANNUAL CONGRESS TO BE HELD IN ULSTER --- Pr(...)

Sir Michael O’Dwyer: believed the most successful periods of British and Irish history were when ‘the Anglo-Norman and the Gael’ were united

In August last year commentary began to appear across Irish media concerning the controversial removal of listed statues from the front of Dublin’s Sh(...)

Illuminated Hannibal Lecter mask €80,000 - €120,000

Sheppard’s auction house in Durrow is holding a residue sale of the contents of Castlehyde, the Palladian mansion on 150 acres in north Cork owned by (...)

Prof Ludwig Mühlhausen was a professor of Celtic studies at Berlin University and a Nazi spy. Photograph: BBC

It could be a story from a spy novel: the German scholar who claimed to be learning Irish in Donegal but who was instead an “enthusiastic” Nazi secret(...)

 Aaron’s rod turns into a serpent. Moses’s brother was also something of a tour guide. Illustration: Getty

My apologies to Arran Henderson, the tour guide I mentioned here earlier in the week, whose first name I managed to get wrong despite double-checking (...)

Gaetano de Gennaro’s portrait of Margaret Burke Sheridan at the Gaiety Theatre in Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

An Italian artist made a home for himself in Ireland in the 1940s. Today his portrait of Ireland’s first president, Douglas Hyde, hangs in Áras an Uac(...)

From The Irish Times – Friday, May 30th, 1919.

Nutritional products asserting health-giving properties pre-date protein bars, and even this (160-year-old!) publication. And long before science woul(...)

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