Archaeologist Frank Coyne (left) and     sections the   13th century stone castle built for the de Burgh family on what is now Quay Street, Galway.  Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Sections of Galway’s earliest stone castle which shaped the development of the medieval port have been discovered during restoration of a 15th century(...)

President Michael D Higgins (centre) with  his wife Sabina (far right) and  Mayor of Galway Noel Larkin (left) and atlas co-authors Paul Walsh and Jacinta Prunty at the launch the Irish Historic Towns Atlas of Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Language used to depict Europe’s current migrant crisis was once applied to survivors of the Great Famine in Ireland, President Michael D Higgins has(...)