John Mccormack

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19th century garnet set gifted by Lord Byron to Mary Ann Chaworth in 1803 achieved €5,200 (€800–€1,200) at Adam’s At Home sale.

Whyte’s Eclectic Collector Sale July 25th and 26th Ninety per cent of lots sold with a gross sale of just under €1m. 1916 Proclamation of the Irish R(...)

 Irish tenor John McCormack painted by Sir William Orpen in 1923. He cut his teeth at Feis Ceoil. Photograph: Christies/PA Wire

Coronavirus continues to ravage the cultural calendar for the next few months. Music for Galway has cancelled all of its April events. Both the Good F(...)

Memorial to John Keegan Casey in Ballymahon, Co Longford. Photograph: Courtesy of Longford  County Council/County Longford Heritage Office

The Polish rebellion of January 1863 against Tsarist Russia was hardly a subject of major concern in this country but a teenager in Longford saw it as(...)

Georgie Hyde-Lees with her husband William Butler Yeats. She became the most influential of his muses. He described the leanhaun shee  as  the Gaelic muse, giving  inspiration to those she persecutes. Photograph: Keystone/Getty Images

Everybody in Ireland still knows what a banshee is, even if reported sightings seem to have tailed off dramatically since the coming of rural electrif(...)

Christy Dignam:  ‘When I thought I had six months left, I remember just wanting to see my family. That’s all I wanted to do.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

The Aslan singer pulls no punches about drug addiction, sex abuse and cancer After Aslan’s singer Christy Dignam was told he had six months to l(...)

Margaret Burke Sheridan and director Vincenzo Bellezza in London by Erich Salomon in 1938. Photograph: Wikimedia Commons

“Miss Sheridan is Irish. But either by instinct or by luck, she sings like an Italian.” This, from a Milan Review of Margaret Burke Sheridan’s 1919 de(...)

Iconic: the revolving door of the Shelbourne hotel, on St Stephen’s Green in Dublin. Photograph: Tom Flemming

Who knew that fancy hotels could be among the riskiest places in Dublin? Compensation culture has claimed its latest victim, and the city’s purists ar(...)

Charlie Haughey gets ready to recreate that Duran Duran video. Photograph: Don MacMonagle

Poor Leo Varadkar. He can’t even have a photo-op at a pop concert without falling backwards into a bin and then walking around with a bin on his head (...)

Cork-born tenor John O’Sullivan

If the whole literature thing hadn’t worked out for James Joyce, he could probably have fallen back on another of his talents, public relations. He ha(...)

Elizabeth O’Kelly, in 2015 at the opening of the Gemma Guihan exhibition in The Dunamaise Arts Centre. Photograph: Alf Harvey.

A Co Laois woman has bequeathed a total of €30 million to five charities in a massive windfall for the sector, it has emerged. One of those to receiv(...)

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