Adventure Capital (2015) by Sean Lynch. Photograph: copyright Studioworks Photography 2016

Ireland at Venice – Adventure: Capital Sean Lynch Limerick City Art Gallery ****  There is an air of square-cut solidity to Sean Lynch(...)

Rolle Village & Prosecco Vineyards, Veneto, Italy

‘This is the path to happiness. The way to pleasure!” says a passer-by, pointing to his mouth. He waves his flute at me. “La Nostre Vie. Our way!” We(...)

Exploring Ireland’s postcolonial archictural identity: architect John McLaughlin and academic Gary Boyd. Photograph: Alice Clancy

While a Modernist revival arose during the Tiger’s cub years, fostered by the new breed of architecture, Ireland is not often associated with the ori(...)

The City Reptrak index for 2015 saw Dublin rise five places from last year, with a score of 72.68 out of 100. Photograph: David Sleator

Dublin has risen five places to 22nd in a list of cities that have the best and worst reputations. According to the City Reptrak index for 2015, Sy(...)

Evie Ward and Fabio Magnani Evie, a special needs teacher from Castleknock in Dublin first noticed Fabio, who works with PayPal, in a friend’s phot(...)

As a Christmas gift, myself and my brother bought a trip to Amsterdam for my wife and our mother. We will be travelling in mid-late April and I’ve jus(...)

What is believed to be one of the largest mosaics in Ireland, if not Europe, is about to be installed at the Basilica in Knock, Co Mayo. Depicting the(...)

Gallery visitors taking a close look at watercolours and drawings by JMW Turner at the annual January showing at the National Gallery of Ireland. Photograph: Eric Luke

It is 116 years since English collector Henry Vaughan died leaving in his will a stipulation that the watercolours by JMW Turner he was gifting to the(...)

Autumn crocus: the rare – and toxic – Irish wild flower. Illustration: Michael Viney

A conifer tang from the tree in the corner, and the sweet lure of chocolate and tangerines are among the comforting aromas of Christmas, with bracing (...)

The 300-acre Venetian Cazen estate, which in the early 1800s was the secret love nest of Lord Byron and the banished Countess Guiccioli

The story of how a Limerick woman became the chatelaine of an imposing Venetian villa on the Po delta began on a train to Rome in the 1960s. Elaine W(...)