Fliuch, gruaig and loingeas, illustrated by Joe McLaren

Cupán: Cups, vessels and drinking horns A cup is generally known as a cupán or a cupa in modern Irish, but, despite appearances, neither word is a pa(...)

 President Michael D Higgins and Sabina Higgins in Würzburg on the third day of an official state visit to Germany. Photograph:  Maxwell

This weekend the German city of Würzburg comes to a joyous standstill, celebrating its Catholic heritage, the Cavan man they have to thank for it – an(...)

Glendalough House, Adelaide Road, Glenageary, Co Dublin.

A large Victorian house in Glenageary, Co Dublin, was the final resting place of playwright JM Synge: his coffin was laid out on the table in the fron(...)

Lot 52, Paul Henry’s  Evening in Achill (€150,000–€250,000) at Morgan O’Driscoll’s sale.

For the first time, auctioneer Morgan O’Driscoll has taken lots from his upcoming Irish and International Art Sale on tour. Having just returned from (...)

Colm Tóibín. Photograph:  Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

There is a peculiar intensity about some streets in Dublin that gets more layered the longer you live in the city and the more stray memories and asso(...)

Aran jumper: Grace Kelly and Steve McQueen

We all know what urban myths are, and the same ones tend to turn up again and again. Like the old chestnut one of the driver picking up the hitch-hike(...)

Avonbeg Mill:  planning permission for a new three-bedroom home

Fancy an old mill with a history and considerable potential? Colliers has just the thing for you in Ballinaclash Co Wicklow. Avonbeg Mill is a tumbl(...)

Tumult: rebel prisoners in Dublin after the Easter Rising of 1916. Photograph: Photo12/UIG via Getty

In 1886, at the age of 21, Willie Yeats published a two-part essay on the poet Samuel Ferguson, who had recently died. Yeats declared of Ferguson, aut(...)

Sean Lynch. Photograph: Deirdre Power

Sean Lynch is one of a handful of Irish artists to have studied at the Städelschule in Frankfurt am Main in Germany. They don’t give you a degree or a(...)

‘Charlotte Riddell’s three-volume novels fell out of fashion when the industry retired the practice of serialising long works, and after her death in 1906 her notoriety faded. Her caustic, funny semi-autobiographical masterpiece, A Struggle for Fame, went out of print.’

Tramp Press is named after John Millington Synge’s “tramp” figure, a proxy for the artist, the bold outsider, who arrives unannounced to shake up a st(...)

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