A triptych painting of George Dyer, the lover and muse of Irish-born figurative artist Francis Bacon, sold for $51.8 million at a Christie’s auction for contemporary works in May. The painting,...More
Irish activist re-creating grandmother’s 1917 tour of United States in documentary film, Hanna and Me. ℘℘℘ During Easter Week 1916, Irish pacifist Francis Sheehy Skeffington was shot...More
The remains of John Curry, the youngest visionary to have claimed to see the alleged 1879 apparition of the Virgin Mary at Knock, County Mayo, are to be reinterred at the Basilica of St. Patrick’s...More
James Caulfeild, the 4th Viscount and 1st Earl of Charlemont, was born in Dublin on this day in 1728. Lord Charlemont was well known for his love of classical artwork, music and literature. He was politically connected to both Henry Flood and Henry Grattan, who were nationalists. Although he was an Earl, the first President of the Royal Irish Academy, a member of the Royal Dublin Society and a Knight of the Order of St. Patrick, Caulfeild joined Grattan in 1780 on the fight for Irish independence.