Maud Gonne

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“Irish State Coach 351” is one of the more storied railway carriages in Ireland. It was designed for the royal visit of 1904, when King Edward VII was the main beneficiary of its “smoking room” while his wife, Alexandra of Denmark, enjoyed the “Queen’s boudoir”

Among the prize exhibits at the recent 175th anniversary open day in Inchicore Railway Works was “Irish State Coach 351”. One of the more storied rai(...)

 Arthur Griffith, the  founder of Sinn Féin and chief negotiator of the Irish Treaty delegation. Photograph:  Hulton Archive/Getty Images

This article is part of the Irish Times Century project. For more on Ireland in 1922, click here. Harry Boland and Michael Collins died on opposite s(...)

Imogen Stuart: ‘I don’t like to think to much about an afterlife, but I hope there is one.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

There are many beautiful pieces of sculpture, drawings, carvings and other artworks in sculptor Imogen Stuart’s living room, but my eye is drawn to wh(...)

 Patrick Kavanagh. Photograph: Elinor Wiltshire/National Library of Ireland

Among the books that landed on my desk recently was “From the Grand Canal to the Dodder”, subtitled “Illustrious Lives”, by Beatrice M Doran, a sort o(...)

Kerrie O’Sullivan as Katie Crilly and Darren McMahon as British soldier Hubie Wilson enact a scene from the novel Fallen by Lia Mills, on the centenary of the 1916 Rising, as part of Dublin’s One City One Book festival.   Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Creating a list of Irish fiction dealing with the War of Independence, partition and the Anglo-Irish Treaty has two challenges. The first is the tende(...)

Ella Young: her life has interested researchers of LGBTQ history

In May 1931, the Colusa Herald, a California newspaper, printed a striking image of an Irish mystic dressed in a dark flowing coat and staring defiant(...)

Undated photograph of Maud Gonne. Photograph courtesy of Iseult White

Photographs of Maud Gonne from the family collection will be shown for the first time in a new TV documentary about her relationship with the poet Wil(...)

 Like all the most successful oracles, WB Yeats’s The Second Coming is magnificently vague in its forecasting, with a margin for error of plus or minus 100 per cent. Photograph: Getty Images

WB Yeats’s The Second Coming is officially 100 years old this month, having first appeared in the Christmas 1920 issue of American literary magazine T(...)

Sandycove-based artist Imogen Stuart with a small prototype of the planned standing stone sculpture for Otranto Park.

A charity art auction to raise funds for a monumental sculpture by Imogen Stuart in Sandycove is under way. When the German-Irish sculptor was awarde(...)

The publication in 1986 of Anna Parnell’s The Tale of a Great Sham, scrupulously edited and annotated by Dana Hearne, was a landmark event in Irish wo(...)

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