The doors and basements of Merrion Square, Dublin 2
Downstairs Dublin on Culture Night
  • People
  • September 12, 2015, 11:45

Next Friday night is Culture Night, and here at the Magazine we are doing our bit to bring the capital alive, with some help from our friends in Th(...)

Micheál Ó Muircheartaigh with his son Micheál and grandson Aengus. Photograph: Don MacMonagle 5:12

In conversation with Catherine Cleary:  I would say picnics came to the GAA with the coming of motor cars. On the day of a big match there(...)

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Darina Allen at Ballymaloe cookery school, Co Cork: ‘If there’s a warm Sunday without wind, we pack up baskets.’ Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

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In last week’s Magazine Catherine Cleary gave us her list of the best burger and barbecue joints in the country, leaving us all salivating. Some of(...)

We're nearing the end of Food Month and today we hold our final Friday Food Forum to help you with your food, drink and cooking questions. The (...)

Temple Garner, JP McMahon and John Wyer in Wyer’s Forest Avenue restaurant in Dublin. Photographs: Sean Breithaupt,

Temple Garner fell into kitchens as an angry young man and found other angry young men there, all looking for approval from “a big angry head chef”. A(...)

Garrett Byrne, head chef and proprietor of Kilkenny’s Campagne restaurant which has retained its star.

The Michelin Guide has awarded no new stars to Irish restaurants with no change to the nine starred restaurants in the 2015 guide. A list released by (...)

Fan-trained apple tree in fruit. Photograph: Richard Johnston

It’s apple season – in more ways than one – and as the orchard fruit has its moment, we look at ways to exploit its full potential. Domini Kemp com(...)

James O’Halloran of Adam’s Auctioneers valuing the objects that were purchased as part of our Five Go on a Treasure Hunt series. Photograph: Alan Betson 4:03

You have finally got around to clearing the attic. While leafing through yellowing copies of An Claidheamh Soluis and The Illustrated London News s(...)