Lisa O’Neill lives in Dublin  but her home county of  Cavan is inextricably linked to her music

It is notable that, when asked about her formative years, Irish folk musician Lisa O’Neill responds by saying that she accidentally poisoned herself w(...)

Students were happy with the higher-level art history. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Students were happy with one of best higher-level art history and appreciation exams of recent years, teachers have said. Clodagh O’Hara, TUI subjec(...)

Finding Power: Joe Caslin’s mural is a testament to a post-abortion-referendum idea of what power might mean. Photograph: Gavin Leane/National Gallery of Ireland

What is it? Finding Power is a huge mural of the writer and activist Stephen Moloney by Joe Caslin. It is part of the Roscommon-born street artist’s i(...)

‘Three Studies for a Portrait’ (1976), a triptych  painting by Francis Bacon

Auction Results Tuesday (March 6th) Christie’s, London: Auction of Post-War & Contemporary Art. Three Studies for a Portrait (1976), a triptych(...)

“Old masters” paintings are enjoying a welcome renaissance in the fickle international art market which might bode well for a powerful painting entitl(...)

Hellelil and Hildebrand, the Meeting on the Turret Stairs, by Sir Frederic William Burton

A draft version of one of Ireland’s most famous paintings – Hellelil and Hildebrand, the Meeting on the Turret Stairs by Sir Frederic William Burton –(...)

Lot 235, a pair of diamond and gem-set flower brooches by ‘Van Cleef & Arpels’ €3,200 (€3,500-€5,500) at O’Reilly’s

Auction Results: Monday (January 22nd) Morgan O’Driscoll Auctioneers, Skibbereen, Co Cork. Online Art Auction. Some 90 per cent of lots sold. Lot 9,(...)

Harry Kernoff RHA – ‘Bottle Tower, Rathfarnham’ (1940) €2,000-€3,000

The arrival of the new year in the Irish art market doesn’t mean out with the old. Far from it. Most of the pictures in the first big art auction of 2(...)

For the Love of Art: Dreams, by Frederic William Burton. Photograph courtesy of Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund.

In 2012 Frederic William Burton’s Hellelil and Hildebrand, The Meeting on the Turret Stairs, inspired by a story of doomed love in a medieval Danish b(...)

Hellelil and Hildebrand, the Meeting on the Turret Stairs (1864) by  Frederic William Burton Photograph: courtesy  National Gallery of Ireland

What is it? Hellelil and Hildebrand, the Meeting on the Turret Stairs (1864), a painting in the National Gallery of Ireland by Irish artist Frederic (...)

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