A ground official working on the pitch at Dr Hyde park before the Roscommon versus Mayo clash last Sunday. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Roscommon are trying everything possible to ensure Dr Hyde Park will be playable for their Division One showdown against All-Ireland champions Dublin(...)

John MacBride, Anne MacBride and Dan MacBride pictured at the Garden of Remembrance, Dublin. Photograph: Ronan McGreevy

The centenary of the Easter Rising has led to the largest ever gathering of the MacBride clan. Major John McBride was one of the 16 leaders of the E(...)

Brian Wright and Jane Chambless Wright at home in the former Cooracloona national school, Co Leitrim. Photograph: James Connolly

On the road between Glenfarne and Kiltyclogher in north Co Leitrim lie the remains of two perfectly ruined houses, their stone walls crumbled, their r(...)

Details from intelligence reports on Michael Collins are now available via Ancestry.ie

Thousands of documents relating to the revolutionary perio, including all those related to the courts-martial of the leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising(...)

Charlie Jacob and Nicholas Kavanagh, from the Waterford Spraoi Street and Spectacle Company making final preparations on their floats prior to the St Patrick’s Day parade In Dublin. Photograph: Robbie Reynolds

Galway The 1916 centenary and Galway’s bid to be European Capital of Culture 2020 will be central to the city parade, which will have more than 50 par(...)

A plaque commemorating the 1916 leaders who were executed in Kilmainham Gaol. Photograph: Frank Miller

Those of us in the commemoration business, be it in respect of the Rising or of the broader decade of revolution that was 1912-22, don’t even attempt (...)

John Redmond, leader of the Irish Parliamentary Party, published his ‘urgent manifesto’ in response to a fall-off in recruitment in Ireland

February 19th, 1916 On February 19th, 1916, The Irish Times published an “urgent manifesto to the people of Ireland” from the Irish Parliamentary Pa(...)

February 11th, 1916 A recruiting conference for Longford, Meath, Westmeath, Louth, King’s County (Offaly) and Queen’s County (Laois) took place at Du(...)

Elegant and bright eyed: Máire Mhac an tSaoi. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

You don’t go lightly into an interview with an intellect of Máire Mhac an tSaoi’s calibre. You begin to read . . . and six hours later you are still r(...)

Dublin star Diarmuid Connolly was sent off in the county final replay while playing for St Vincent’s against Ballymun Kickhams two years ago. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho.

Saturday – Football Leitrim SFC final replay Glencar-Manorhamilton v Mohill, Páirc Seán MacDiarmada, 5.0 – Both teams had to produce impressive scori(...)

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