Actor Barry Fitzgerald taken  on the set of John Ford’s film ‘The Quiet Man’ in Co Mayo around 1951. Photograph: The Irish Times

Barry Fitzgerald was a man with a talent for creating conundrums for the good people at the Academy. Not only did he cause an upset by being nominated(...)

Set of celestial and terrestial Globes sold through Adam’s for €30,000  (€25,000-€35,000)

Auction results Wednesday, April 17th, Adam’s, St Stephen’s Green. William IV terrestrial and celestial globes, €30,000 (€25,000-€35,000) and the Geo(...)

Lot 454: Central Bank of Ireland Lady Lavery War Code £20 note, €10,500 (€5,000-€6,000), Whyte’s

AUCTION RESULTS Saturday, April 6th Whytes Molesworth Street, The Eclectic Collector. With 87 per cent of lots sold, highlights of the auction were: (...)

Life cast Masks of David Bowie by Joe Murray (€500-€700), Morgan O’Driscoll.

Although the Irish art market appears to be heading towards recovery since the economic crash, it still remains a fickle world. Take, for example, Flo(...)

Helena Molony (1883–1967), actor, republican, trade unionist, and feminist, was born on January 15th, 1883, at 8 Cole’s Lane, off Henry Street in Dubl(...)

Self-portrait, 1914, by Margaret Clarke. Copyright the artist’s estate

By any standard, the artist Margaret Clarke, nee Crilly, was a high achiever. She was born in Newry, Co Down, in 1884 to a family in which learning wa(...)

 The Abbey Theatre in its early days. Photograph: the Abbey Theatre.

There was a special meeting of the Abbey Board in January 1939 to mark the death of WB Yeats, which had occurred a few days earlier in the south of Fr(...)