Bosco meets Erik Sprague aka The Lizardman in Dublin’s Smithfield for the 2016 Laya City Spectacular. This year’s event takes place from July 7th-9th (Dublin), 15th-16th (Cork). Photograph: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

JANUARY Out to Lunch January 6th-29th Take a trip to Belfast for a mind-expanding programme that includes music from James Vincent McMorrow, a live(...)

Darina Allen Runs the world-renowned Ballymaloe Cookery School in east Cork and leads the Slow Food Movement in Ireland In 1983, Allen opened a co(...)

Tickets went on sale today for the fourth Kerrygold Ballymaloe Literary Festival of Food and Wine which takes place in May. Photograph: Joleen Cronin

Tickets for the fourth annual Kerrygold Ballymaloe Literary Festival of Food and Wine (May 20th-22nd) went on sale today at noon, and within an hour s(...)

Trekkie brekkie

Regular visitors to this corner of internet real estate will know that it wasn’t a complimentary heads-up I extended to the Ballymaloe crew last we(...)

Getting Ainm-ated

‘Say you like me hat,” Tom Cruise urged Nicole Kidman after lobbing her into the bath in Far and Away – a flick that saw the wee man brought before(...)

Super Miss Sue, a seafood restaurant, café bar and takeaway, opened in Drury Street Car Park in Dublin this week

Super Miss SueSuper Miss Sue, the seafood venture from serial restaurateur John Farrell, opened its doors this week in a much more luxe incarnation th(...)

This photograph of Thomasina Miers, former Ballymaloe Cookery School student, MasterChef UK winner and restaurateur/chef behind Wahaca, the Mex(...)

Brendan Maher of Tipperary and JJ Delaney of Kilkenny with GAA President Liam O’Neill. Photograph: Info/Donall Farmer

Kilkenny city will be the centre of attraction as the Bank Holiday weekend gets underway. The Kilkenny Roots Festival takes place across the w(...)

Simply Darina

D arina Allen is moving at quite a pace. The 62-year-old is nimbly darting up steps, through gates, over walls and across muddy field(...)