Ireland’s oldest primary school. Children, suitably attired, from Powerscourt National School celebrate 200 years in Enniskerry with the release of doves. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Pupils at one of the country’s oldest national schools stepped back in time on Friday – kitted out in cloth caps, short trousers and high-collared blo(...)

Sarah Slazenger at Powerscourt Estate and Gardens in Enniskerry, Co Wicklow. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

“That’s the west golf course out there,” says Sarah Slazenger from one side of the magnificent ballroom in Powerscourt House in Enniskerry, Co Wicklow(...)

Lord Powerscourt built Tara Beg, on the Hill of Tara in Co Meath in the 1960s, to be nearer to his daughter who had married Sir Hercules Langrishe.(...)

I usually begin my standard talk about online family history by declaring that there are no genealogical records on the internet and then pretendin(...)

Cutting hair at Sam’s Barber’s on Ormond Quay in Dublin

Know a great barber? You can vote for your favourite barbershop in our Best Shops competition by clicking here.  Grooming is booming in Du(...)