William Wilde

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Colm Tóibín. Photograph:  Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

There is a peculiar intensity about some streets in Dublin that gets more layered the longer you live in the city and the more stray memories and asso(...)

Maria Edgeworth, as painted  by John Downman (1807)

Edgeworthstown in Co Longford will be forever associated with the great novelist Maria Edgeworth, whose 250th anniversary falls next January 1st. But (...)

Bective House, aerial shot indicates poor condition of house and buildings, and its magnificent surroundings

Once described as one of Co Meath’s finest estates and “a trophy buy” for a Celtic-tiger era millionaire, the 180-acre walled demesne Bective House o(...)

William Wilde: Oscar’s father set about classifying the diseases of Ireland in 1851

In 1851 William Wilde, physician and father to Oscar Wilde, . He grouped them into categories: “zymotic, epidemic, endemic and contagious diseases”, (...)

This lively new study deals with Oscar Wilde’s professional links with women writers, journalists, actors and activists and connects these experiences(...)

Phoenix Terrace lies perpendicular to Rock Road, almost opposite the Blackrock Clinic, with views of Blackrock Park and Dublin Bay. Built in the 18(...)

An aerial view of the Rathcroghan site near Tulsk in county Roscommon

When Queen Maeve of that infamous Cooley cattle raid made Roscommon’s Rathcroghan her royal home, it was already known as a cult or ritualistic centre(...)

Michael James Ford and Gerard Lee in Mangan's Last Gasp

Bewley’s Cafe Theatre, Dublin *** Do poets get the biographies they deserve? Or is it bette(...)