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Sir Charles Coghlan third from left receiving an  honorary degree from Trinity 1926.

Arriving with my family to live in Harare, Zimbabwe almost four years ago, we were met by the then president of the Mashonaland Irish Association (MIA(...)

Cobh: Condé Nast Traveler says it’s one of Europe’s most beautiful small towns. Photograph: Gallo/Getty

Cork’s harbour town of Cobh has been named one of the 25 most beautiful small towns in Europe by the international travel bible Condé Nast Traveler. (...)

Luttrellstown Castle near Castleknock in Dublin, which is set to be upgraded

The Luttrellstown Castle resort near Castleknock in Dublin, which is co-owned by JP McManus and John Magnier, is to get eight new bedrooms as part of (...)

Cherry Smyth: ‘I spotted a poster advertising an exhibition about Queen Victoria, and as I looked closer, I saw that someone had scrawled the words ‘IRISH FAMINE’ across her forehead.’

Cherry Smyth was hurrying through a London tube station in 2012 when she suddenly realised she needed to know more about the Famine. For the Antrim-bo(...)

 Stone sculpture of a bearded man, €400-€600, Sheppard’s

To truly appreciate ornamental garden architecture requires a backdrop other than the yard of an auction room to allow would-be buyers to see how piec(...)

Dairy manager Peter Taaffe said milking the last of the cows would be a sad occasion, but stressed that the gloom would be tinged with relief.

The herd on what is believed to be the only commercial dairy farm in Dublin will be milked for the last time this morning after which the stock is due(...)

Virginia Teehan: ‘Now the profile of our heritage needs to be more prominent at a time of conflicting resources’

Virginia Teehan is “so happy for myself”. This might apply to her appointment as the new chief executive officer (CEO) for the Heritage Council on the(...)

For the main course, try a whole turbot. Photograph: iStock

Where do our Christmas traditions come from? How long have they been here? Can we make new ones or are we condemned to repeat our past food experience(...)

Martin Kelleher working on Kelleher’s Christmas Tree Farm, Brannockstown, Naas, Co. Kildare. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Christmas tree farmer, Martin Kelleher says the part of growing Christmas trees he enjoys most is selling them to the public. From December 1st to 23r(...)

A late 19th-century American advertisement for Cocaine Toothache Drops promises “Instantaneous Cure!” (Photo by © CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images)

When cocaine was first lauded as an anaesthetic in the 1880s, its use as an ingredient in medicines and proprietary “tonics” quickly followed. And unt(...)

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