Queen Victoria

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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 (...)

Cork’s Crawford Gallery recently removed fig leaves from statues of Apollo and Adonis. Photograph: Crawford Gallery

In the brilliantly titled Fig Reveal, Cork’s Crawford Gallery recently supervised the removal of fig leaves from its Canova casts. The statues – of Ap(...)

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(...)

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