I The door knocker of the Headquarters of the Irish Georgian Society on South William Street. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

It was a brief letter to The Irish Times from Desmond Guinness that got the ball rolling. Writing in July 1957, he lamented that the old Georgian Soci(...)

Times past: ‘Speaker’s Clock’ that plays ‘God Save the Queen’ was previously on loan to Leinster House

There was standing room only in the saleroom at the Killashee House Hotel in Naas, Co Kildare, on Tuesday when Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers sold the conte(...)

The 9ft 9 inch mahogany clock went under the hammer  at the Killashee House Hotel in Naas, Co Kildare

A grandfather clock that plays God Save the Queen when wound up, and that was withdrawn from loan to Leinster House, has sold at auction for €115,000.(...)

 One of the designs of the London home of the 18th-century Prince of Wales, contained in a pocket book sent to his friend Thomas Conolly, of Castletown House, Co Kildare

In 1789, while the revolting French were sharpening the guillotine for plump aristocratic necks, in London an untroubled Prince of Wales was enjoying (...)

Interior of Furness House: both the house itself and its contents are for sale

Patrick Guinness, the brewing dynasty heir and president of the Irish Georgian Society, is to sell the contents of his Co Kildare home, the 13-bedroo(...)

Figure of Erin by Daniel Maclise (€120,000-€160,000) at Adam’s

While Sotheby’s showed Sir William Orpen’s Portrait of Lady Idina Wallace in Belfast and Dublin this week, ahead of its auction in London, Adam’s has (...)

It has always been possible to destroy the reputation of a girl or woman by putting about the word that she is a slut, an opinion all too quickly pass(...)

The story goes that when Bob Dylan viewed Furness, near Naas, Co Kildare, as a potential buy in the early 1990s, the singer looked up at the leaky par(...)

Sir, – Heritage and Ireland ’s historic environment is estimated to account for ¤1.5 billion or 1 per cent of the State’s gross value added (GV(...)