President Michael D Higgins at a ceremony in March 2016 in the Stone Breakers’ yard in Kilmainham Gaol where 15 rebels were executed in 1916. Photograph: Eric Luke

Kilmainham Gaol is a dark place. The sunlight leaves visitors squinting as they emerge from the dim corridors into the exercise yard outside. For the(...)

Archivists Noelle Dowling  and Brian Kirby with  Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin at exhibition in the Pro-Cathedral, Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

A new exhibition is opening in Dublin to commemorate priests and nuns who risked their lives to attend to the dead and dying, the injured and the hun(...)

The will of Joseph Mary Plunkett, in which he bequeaths his possessions to his future wife  Grace Gifford, which is held in the National Library.

Letters written by Proclamation signatory Éamonn Ceannt and by the wife of Joseph Mary Plunkett will be made public for the first time as part of Cul(...)

A raffle will take place to allocate a limited number of tickets which will provide entry to Áras an Uachtaráin, the presidential home of Michael D Higgins (pictured)  and his wife Sabina, on Friday, 16th September to mark Culture Night. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times.

Áras an Uachtaráin will open its doors to the public as part of Culture Night 2016. It was announced on Monday that a raffle will take place to allo(...)

64 Palmerston Road, Ranelagh, a 279sq m (3,000sq ft) two storey over garden level, semi-detached four-/five-bed (the other half of number 65) is for sale by private treaty for €3 million through Knight Frank.

Palmerston Road, a popular street in the redbrick heart of Dublin 6, fairly bristles with “For Sale” and “Sale Agreed” signs at the moment. The stree(...)

Stonebreakers Yard at Kilmainham Gaol where 1916 Rising leaders were exectued. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Four leaders of the Easter Rising were remembered at Kilmainham Goal 100 years to the day after their execution. Joseph Mary Plunkett, a signatory t(...)

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 (...)

Jillian Godsill, High School Past Pupil,  Padraig Allen, Aschivist at St John Ambulance and Ciara O’Keeffe, the Ceramic Artist who created the Sackville Street Art Project. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

In February last year ceramic artist Ciara O’Keeffe heard the Jim McCann song Grace for the first time. She realised she knew nothing about the subj(...)

The linen handkerchief reputedly used by 1916 rebels as a ‘white flag’ in Moore Street to surrender to British troops.

A linen handkerchief reputedly used by 1916 rebels as a “white flag” in Moore Street to surrender to British troops – that was rescued from a skip in (...)

  Cpt Peter Kelleher from the 27th Infantry Battalion reading the Proclamation at the GPO, O’Connell Street, Dublin. Photograph: Maxwells Dublin

‘Poblacht na hÉireann”: The speaker of these words, standing in front of Dublin’s General Post Office and reading from a proclamation, the ink was bar(...)

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