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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(...)

Freshly harvested Irish plums. Photo Credit Richard Johnston

In a world where supermarket shelves are piled high with a huge amount of imported produce all year round, it seems strange to think that my elderly p(...)

Qing dynasty reclining opium chair, €1,000-€1,500, Adam’s

Adam’s Asian Art sale on Tuesday, November 5th will feature almost 200 lots from China, Japan, India, Nepal and Tibet. Included along with important (...)

Abbey Leix Estate

Abbey Leix Estate Address: Abbeyleix, Co Laois Value: €20m-plus Agents: Colliers and Sotheby’s Designed in 1773 by noted architect James Wyatt, and (...)

President Michael D Higgins with  Irish Times Environment and Science Editor  Kevin O’Sullivan. Mr Higgins said humans were threatening the future of the planet, driven  by greed, capitalism and an acceptance of inequality

Everything is connected, believes Michael D Higgins. The world currently faces three crises – ecological, economic and social. Each are linked, but no(...)

Parson’s Turbinia, 1897.

On February 7th, 1910 the Royal Navy welcomed a delegation of Abyssinian (Ethiopian) princes aboard the HMS Dreadnought, then the fastest and most pow(...)

 Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall are given a tour during their visit to Muckross House in June last year. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Thousands of fires, allegedly set by ranchers and farmers seeking to clear land for cultivation, currently burning across Brazil’s Amazon rainforest, (...)

Britain’s Queen Victoria  pictured in a carriage in Dublin in 1900. In this video still, Victoria Arnott is on the left in a white hat before she presents the monarch with flowers. Photograph: Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Rediscovered footage of Queen Victoria’s last visit to Ireland in 1900 has been described as of “astonishing” clarity . The minute and a half worth o(...)

Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin: The Church of Ireland  was left entirely to its own devices by the British state and by the Church of England in 1869. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

This week marks 150 years since the “disestablishment” of the Church of Ireland received royal assent from Queen Victoria, having passed through the n(...)

A sign welcoming visitors to Portrush for the Open at Royal Portrush Golf Club. The club was founded in 1892, and  received its  royal imprimatur  the same year. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

The venue for this year’s Open championship, Royal Portrush, is one of six clubs on the island that has the royal prefix, five of which were bestowed (...)

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