A jug of mixed roses. Photograph: Richard Johnston

Over the past few weeks, that Elvis Costello song, Good Year For The Roses just keeps popping into my head. The reason, of course, is the sun, which i(...)

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 (...)