An aerial shot of Mount Etna taken during visit by the Trinity team.

With some 200 eruptive episodes to date, Mount Etna is Europe’s most active volcano. It also holds the record for the longest continuous eruption. The(...)

William Francis de Vismes Kane was an English-born sheriff of Monaghan.  He was also an ardent unionist. He coined the name “Black Pig’s Dyke”  to unify disparate archaeological elements.

With all the talk about hard and soft borders, post-Brexit, an event in Monaghan town tonight may offer light relief. Or perhaps not. Its theme is the(...)

Diarmuid Delargy’s Great Whitepark Shark Study I at Ballina Arts Centre

ART Here and Now – Diarmuid Delargy – Ballina Arts Centre, Barrett Street, Ballina, Co Mayo. Until August 26th. ballinaartscentre.com – Diarmuid Dela(...)

Siobhán McDonald: “I wanted to try and convey the feeling of a cosmic event – of a meteor crashing through the atmosphere and landing on earth – and to connect with that event.”

In her studio, artist Siobhán McDonald is showing me a series of eight small glass jars, standing on a perspex plinth, that contain what look like (...)

Siobhán McDonald, associate artist-in-residence at the school of science in UCD. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Methods used by Irish monks in AD 500 to write and embellish their manuscripts are finding new use in the creation of modern art. Burned bone, crushed(...)