Cabra Castle, Co Cavan  Book yourself into one of the 12 luxury rooms in the original castle part of Cabra Castle for the full aristo(...)

Richard Voke bought the Sir Walter Raleigh hotel in 2005 for almost €2.5 million. The hotel went bust during the recession and Voke relocated back to Boston

AIB’s legal eagles have crossed the Atlantic Ocean in pursuit of the former owner of the landmark four-star Walter Raleigh Hotel in Youghal. Ri(...)

Lismore Castle, Co Waterford, former home of Sir Walter Raleigh, where you can now stay in aristocratic splendour

An invitation to dinner and an overnight stay in Lismore Castle, the opulent Irish seat of Britain’s Duke of Devonshire prompted concern. What to b(...)

A painting believed to be the only authentic image of Shakespeare made during his life. Photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty Images

They come crawling out again, the Shakespeare conspiracy theorists. The 450th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth fell sometime this week. (His (...)

Rock of the bay: a Dublin and Kingstown locomotive approaches Blackrock, in Co Dublin, in 1834; Dargan’s stonework survives on the line. Image: SSPL/Getty

This biography tells the story of William Dargan, the greatest Irish railway engineer and contractor of the first and most important phase of Irish ra(...)

The Red House, Youghal, Co Cork

“Look!” says Helen Keane as she shifts a rug on the floor at the Red House. “When we lifted the old carpets this is what we found.” She has exposed a (...)

A Matter of Life and Death, with David Niven, is the subject of Sinead Morrissey’s poem of that name, part of her collection, Parallax, shortlisted for the Forward Prize

The frenetic autumn awards season has begun with the Irish Times Poetry Now Award, which has made its pick of the best book published in 2012. It will(...)

Obituary: Robert Welch
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  • March 16, 2013, 06:00

Robert Anthony Welch, who has died aged 65, was an academic, writer and critic. He produced a wide range of publications – poems, plays and nov(...)