Maureen O Hara

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28 Gilford Road, Sandymount, Dublin 4

Number 28 Gilford Road is an estate agent’s – not to mind a house hunter’s – dream property. It is a prime example of how to showcase a home for sale (...)

The statue of the Dublin-born actress was to be unveiled in Glengarriff, which had become Ms O’Hara’s adopted home. File photograph: RollingNews.ie

A local authority sought a refund of a €33,000 grant after a statue of Hollywood star Maureen O’Hara proved “not a good likeness” and could not be use(...)

Cinema poster of Walt Disney’s Darby O’Gill and the Little People (€100-€150), Fonsie Mealy.

Though mostly binned after the final credits have rolled, cinema posters have become valued items for collectors, with some achieving astronomical pri(...)

The Dubliners: the late Barney McKenna with John Sheahan performing at Christ Church Cathedral in January 2012

TG4 recorded its best share of Christmas Day television viewing since 2010 and reached its highest number of viewers since 2009, with a tribute to The(...)

So close to parody... Emily Blunt and Jamie Dornan in Wild Mountain Thyme

Let us get the disclaimer out of the way first. There is every chance that John Patrick Shanley’s Wild Mountain Thyme will be a masterpiece for the ag(...)

Double Portrait, 1985-86, by Lucien Freud. Photograph: Ros Kavanagh/IMMA

As Ireland’s museums and galleries reopen, here’s a look at what’s on the walls. Some galleries are operating timed entries and ticketing systems, so (...)

Great Irish movies: Eamonn Owens as Francie Brady in The Butcher Boy, directed by Neil Jordan

Best reads of 2020: IN VERY PARTICULAR ORDER, HERE’S OUR (CURRENTLY DEFINITIVE) PICK OF THE GREATEST IRISH MOVIES EVER MADE No sane person (...)

Only one other performer has managed as many Oscar nominations at a younger age than Saoirse Ronan. By this measure and a few others, Ronan already counts as the most successful Irish film actor ever. Photograph: Nina Prommer/EPA

Moments after Saoirse Ronan received her fourth Oscar nomination, Sky News identified her as British. The surge of online fury confirmed the affection(...)

Ashford Castle: The original castle dates back to 1228, when it was built as a stronghold for the Anglo Norman de Burgo family.

A number of years ago I had an American boyfriend who was keen to see Cong, home of the 1952 film The Quiet Man, and Ashford Castle. Americans tend to(...)

Harvey’s Point on Lough Eske in Donegal

There’s something incredibly decadent about decamping to a hotel or country house for a Christmas break. Whether you’re considering a Christmas Day fr(...)

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