Turkey goes to the polls on Sunday in what seems, in the broadest terms, another battle between deep-rooted conservatism and, again in the broadest of broad terms, secular(ish) liberalism. Just as in nearly every country that holds credible elections today, the old and the new collide.
Tue, 19 Jun, 2018
If you’ve ever fancied owning an Eric Clapton guitar; or Wham! lyrics handwritten by George Michael; or Lady Gaga’s pink fur coat, you might want to get yourself to the RDS in Dublin this weekend — but bring your wallet.
Sat, 23 Sep, 2017
Fine Irish furniture, an antique pierced steel helmet reputedly owned by Sir Thomas Wentworth, the harp owned by Derek Bell of The Chieftains, and a set of bagpipes used at Fenian gatherings in West Cork gives some idea of the range and breadth of the Guinness family collections to be sold in Naas today.
Tue, 06 Oct, 2015
A magnificently conserved drawing of the Battle of Waterloo by Cork born artist Daniel Maclise (1809-1870) has just gone on display at the Royal Academy in London. The critically acclaimed cartoon — The Meeting of Wellington and Blucher after the Battle of Waterloo — is more than 13m wide and 3m high.
Thu, 03 Sep, 2015
IN 10 days’ time, the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo will be marked. That great and brutal event was one of modern Europe’s defining moments and is still regarded in some countries’ military histories as one of the continent’s first concerted responses to tyranny.
Mon, 08 Jun, 2015
There have been many conspiracy theories swirling around the imposition of water charges, but the strangest yet has emerged from a celebrity candidate in the British general election — the levy is the fulfilment of a Masonic lodge plot dating from the Battle of Waterloo.
Mon, 04 May, 2015
VISITORS to modern day Waterloo may struggle to follow the topography of one of the most important military encounters in European history. In particular, an enormous earthwork, the Lion’s Mound, erected 1820, has significantly altered the perspective, writes
Sat, 17 Jan, 2015