Site of the dig. Photograph: City of Valladolid

On many occasions Vincent O’Donnell, a retired primary school teacher from outside Donegal town, has led family members on a melancholy pilgrimage to (...)

Skull found at the entrance of the chapel.

Spanish archaeologists searching for the remains of Red Hugh O’Donnell have discovered two coffins, a skull and a complete body at the site they belie(...)

On day five of the dig in Valladolid’s Constitution Street on Friday, the archaeologists recovered human remains. Photograph: Twitter

Archaeologists in Spain have found part of a skull and a femur (thigh bone) in their search for the remains of Red Hugh O’Donnell, one of the great tr(...)

She attempts to smile, but with all the work she’s had done, she looks like she’s trying to squeeze out a silent fart at a funeral

I hear the old dear’s voice before I manage to even get the key in the door. She’s going, “How? Dare? They?” For a second or two, I think about maybe(...)

Rare Irish William III bleeding bowl, €3,000-€4,000

A rare Irish William III bleeding bowl dating from 1699 is one of the lots at the forthcoming Adam’s Country House Collection sale at Townley Hall in (...)

What is it that motivates a person to run 171km through the Alps in high altitudes, with a more than 10,000m climb, through three countries in one of (...)

Kieran Paul Osbourne is originally from Antrim but now lives in Madrid
Welcome to my place. . . Madrid
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Kieran Osborne was born in Belfast in 1957. He went to Madrid in 1979 and in 1980 started work as a teacher of English in a private school, Colegio Re(...)

Patrick Sarsfield Gilmore: composer of the ballad “When Johnny Comes Marching Home”

Chances are that at some time in your life you have sung, or at least hummed along to, the ballad When Johnny Comes Marching Home.   But if you’(...)

A replica of Captain Cook’s ship Endeavour at the Australian National Maritime Museum in Sydney. The centuries-long hunt for the remains of the famed ship could be nearing an end. Photograph:  Saeed Khan/AFP/Getty Images

The Endeavour set off from England in 1768 and traversed a world that sailors’ maps had yet to document. The ship bounded through the Pacific Ocean, s(...)

The striking Roque de Agando at sunrise. Photograph: Getty Images

With the heavy iron key that looked like a prop from a Harry Potter film, Pedro opened the old wooden door and I peered down into the well. As my eyes(...)

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