Kitty Kiernan

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Michael Collins arriving at Earlsfort Terrace for a Dáil meeting in January  1921. Photograph:   Independent News And Media/Getty Images

On the evening of December 5th, 1921, after two months locked in negotiations with the Irish, the British prime minister David Lloyd George decided th(...)

Beloved Enemy was Hollywood’s take on the War of Independence.

History has always supplied cinema with exciting narrative opportunities – with heroes, villains, gunfire, and intrigue. The War of Independence is no(...)

Michael Cronin: erudite, with a fund of stories and anecdotes, laced with a fine line in self-deprecation, you departed Michael’s company enriched by the conversation.

Michael Cronin died in his 91st year recently on January 5th. He had many facets to a long and productive life, not least part of that group of us, or(...)

The floor area of 78 Eglinton Road is 250sq m (2,693 sq ft) with an additional 42sq m (455sq ft) at attic level.

A house that has had just two owners in almost 100 year suggests a happy home and so it was for Tommy Bacon and his wife Neillí, who raised seven chil(...)

Robert Indiana’s – Love, Red and Blue signed screen print is available from Gormleys Fine Art, (1996 from an edition of 200 prints) €9,800.

Love it or loathe it, the traditional day of romance – St Valentine’s Day, will see Ireland spend in excess of €200 million on romantic gestures. The(...)

Michael Collins stayed in the Bush Hotel after arriving in Carrick-on-Shannon in 1917

In 1917 Sinn Féin was a party on the ascendent. In February of that year Count George Plunkett was elected in the North Roscommon byelection as an ind(...)

Dominic MacHale as Michael Collins, Irene Kelleher as Kitty Kiernan. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

A GREAT ARRANGEMENT ★★★ Gaiety Theatre, Dublin A giant Union Jack spans the back wall of the stage for A Great Arrangement, a play written and(...)

Shamrock Chambers, on the junction of Dame Street and Eustace Street, is in an area that is to undergo major changes as part of a traffic management shake-up. Photograph: Iain White/Fennell Photography

A substantial retail and office building along a particularly busy city centre stretch in Dublin 2 is likely to be refurbished or redeveloped when it (...)

Harry Boland on left and Ena Shouldice on right in a photograph from ‘Grandpa the Sniper’, published by The Liffey Press.

Much has been made of the love rivalry between close friends Harry Boland and Michael Collins over the affections of Kitty Kiernan, eventually won by(...)

The letter, dated April 10th 1922, to Kitty Kiernan, Granard, Co Longford

(Click image to read letter in full) Michael Collins was concerned about growing mayhem in the early months of 1922. As British forces withdrew(...)

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