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Silver Freemason’s trowel inscribed ‘Lodge 44 in Las Vegas Nevada’ is part of the Matthew’s sale, €60-€90

A tiny silver Freemason’s trowel is one of the lots in Matthew’s sale in Kells, Co Meath, this weekend. Listed as “antique”, the trowel arrived to the(...)

Ballynahinch by Douglas Alexander (€1,500-€2,500)

The auction by Sean Eacrett of the contents of Prumplestown House takes place at Kilkea Castle golf club on June 25th. Viewings of the 700 lots includ(...)

Gay Byrne among the Aladdin’s Cave of toys that formed the backdrop for what continues to be the Late Late Toy Show.

In the analogue era, receiving RTÉ in most parts of Northern Ireland required an extra aerial. A symbol of reaching out for a signal from somewhere el(...)

Peter Doyle and Walt Whitman, circa 1869. Photograph: Courtesy of William R. Perkins Library, Duke University, Trent Collection.

Born 200 years ago on Friday, Walt Whitman is now best remembered for his epic poem Leaves of Grass, which if it didn’t invent free verse, was certain(...)

Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren  visits Fairfield, Iowa, US. Photograph: Rachel Mummey/Reuters

Last summer, New York magazine put a bounding Elizabeth Warren on its cover, along with the headline “Front Runner?” Even allowing for the crafty hedg(...)

Of all the residents who have lived at Fairyhill House; a classic Georgian farmhouse on the banks of the River Shannon in Parteen Co Clare, perhaps Er(...)

Dany, who wanted the throne too much, and Jon, who wanted it not at all

Perhaps a show can become too big for its own good. That doesn’t just mean that the mother of all water-cooler conversations must eventually collapse (...)

For centuries, lilac has been prized as a cut-flower. Photograph: Richard Johnston

What is it about a lilac in full bloom that so touches the heart? The poet and essayist Walt Whitman called this woody plant’s intensely perfumed flow(...)

The WB Yeats delivered in December 2018 commenced sailings on January 22nd.

Brexit worries continue to hit Irish-UK tourist traffic despite the two countries’ pledge to preserve free travel, according to Eamonn Rothwell, chief(...)

Alfie’s restaurant in the Ashe Hotel, Tralee, Co Kerry, hosts a buzzy brunch.

Get moving Sligo hosts an adventure weekend for all ages and abilities this May 18th and 19th, introducing an exciting range of outdoor activities to(...)

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