Fans of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle will be interested to hear that the Bloomsbury Hotel in London is offering a Sherlock Holmes package where guests ca(...)

Lambay Castle: the 16th-century property was extended by Edwin Lutyens

A family row has arisen over plans to install an en-suite bathroom in the guest wing of Lambay Castle, designed by renowned architect Sir Edwin Lutye(...)

 The restored Irish National War Memorial Gardens at Islandbridge, Dublin. Photographs: Richard Johnston

I’ve never fully understood why the Irish National War Memorial Gardens aren’t better known. Perhaps it’s a simple case of both geography and topograp(...)

Last time Strathmore came on the market for sale it caused quite the international incident. At the time the stately Victorian home on nine acres o(...)

Changing times: photographs from Dublin City Council’s new website O’Connell Bridge in 1905; after Easter Week, 1916; and in 2013. Photograph courtesy of the National Library of Ireland

Many a pub quiz has descended into disarray over this question: how many bridges span the River Liffey in Dublin? The answer, according the Dub(...)

A bench by John Bielenberg based on a painting by Neil Shawcross. Photograph: Richard Johnston
Seat success

What a wonderful summer it’s been for sitting outdoors, savouring the almost forgotten feeling of warm sunlight on our faces. But the next time you se(...)

Lambay Castle and other buildings  onLambay Island were  designed or remodelled by renowned English architect Sir Edwin Lutyens

A row has broken out among the extended Baring family over plans to upgrade Lambay Castle and other buildings – designed or remodelled by renowned Eng(...)

Viewing of contents for auction at Costello Lodge in Casla, Connemara: A model of the Titanic.  Photograph: Joe O'Shaughnessy

When White Star Line chairman J Bruce Ismay retreated to south Connemara after surviving the (...)