Thomas Clarke

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The remains of actor Jer O’Leary, being carried out of the Church of St. Agatha’s. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Actor, activist, artist, raconteur, orator, and trade unionist Jer O’Leary (73), who died in Dublin on St Stephen’s Day, had a favourite quotation: “I(...)

55 Amiens Street, Dublin now...and in 1911.

A tobacconist shop once operated by 1916 Proclamation signatory Thomas Clarke in Dublin’s north inner city is to be offered for sale by private treaty(...)

Sergio Benedetti: a keen researcher, he was professionally very focused and demanding, and expected high standards from those around him. Photograph: National Gallery of Ireland

One August morning in 1990, Sergio Benedetti, who has died aged 75, walked the short distance from the National Gallery of Ireland, where he was a con(...)

Tom Crean’s birth, marriage and death records are among 2.5 million new images of historical documents available on irishgeneaology.ie.

Millions of historic Irish births, deaths and marriage records are now available to the public online. More than 2.5 million images of old documents (...)

Sarah Morris  and Robbie O’Connor  performing for Sabina Higgins, Dublin Lord Mayor Críona Ní Dhálaigh and Joan Burton at the opening of Richmond Barracks. Photograph: Eric Luke

One hundred years to the day that 1916 rebel leaders were court martialled at Richmond Barracks in Dublin, their relatives attended the reopening of (...)

Patrick Mason (c), with the writers of Signatories: Thomas Kilroy, Frank McGuinness, Rachel Fehily, Marina Carr, Joe O’Connor and Hugo Hamilton. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Kilmainham Gaol, Dublin ***** This production’s public birth was on the exact weekend of the Rising centenary, in the same chilling gaol where many (...)

Art from Rita Duffy’s exhibition The Souvenir Shop

Visiting Rita Duffy in her studio, the Old Courthouse in Ballyconnell, Co Cavan, I am greeted by the artist, in her paint-spattered apron, with a dim(...)

Members of the 1916 Sackville Street Art Project: from left, Miriam Griffin, Sharon Harris-Byrne and Ciara O’Keeffe. Photograph: Dave Meehan

The centenary celebrations have been organised around the key names in the history books. James Connolly, Thomas Clarke, Patrick Pearse, Joseph Plunke(...)

It would have been a hefty pint in 1916, with brewing records of the time suggesting alcohol levels of 6-7 per cent.

What were the women and men of 1916 drinking? The black stuff, of course. If you were going for a jar in the early 1900s, you’d be having a stout, (...)

Dublin Metropolitan Police files noted that Thomas Clarke  had not visited his shop  on St Patrick’s Day. Supt Owen Brien said Clarke had an injury to his arm, the result of an accidental discharge of a revolver

March 18th, 1916 The Irish Times gave extensive reportage to St Patrick’s Day celebrations at home and abroad. The paper noted that there had been no(...)

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