Frank McGuinness in Pearse Street Library, Dublin last year. Photograph: Eric Luke

If you were to put a gun to my head and demand I tell you what I believe to be the loveliest aria in all opera, I think I would surprise you. You coul(...)

Jane and Rodney O’Hara’s property in Luxé, Charente in France

‘When I first saw the house I said, ‘Aw Jesus, this is fantastic’, and my father said, ‘For god’s sake, have you nothing else to do?’ It needed a lot (...)

Sardinero Beach in Santander

As two older folk, we would appreciate advice on travel between Dublin and Santander in Spain in April/May. We hope to go for one week. We’d like r(...)

 Miriam Allen, managing director of Galway Film Fleadh. Photograph: Andrew Downes

It hardly seems possible that the Galway Film Fleadh is only now celebrating its 25th anniversary. Conceived as a spin-off from the Galway Arts Festiv(...)