Hook Head Lighthouse has been a guiding light to ships off these shores for almost 800 years, and their events calendar is worth keeping an eye on. Look out for the arrow ceremony.

Foynes Flying Boat & Maritime Museum Ballynacragga North, Co Limerick; adult €12, child €6 (under-fives free); flyingboatmuseum.com(...)

Castlecomer Discovery Park, in Co Kilkenny. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

GET BACK TO NATURE Dublin City Farm St Anne’s Park, Raheny; free; dublincityfarm.com Dublin County Council’s first urban farm has only been open(...)

Lynda Bellingham, who has died aged 66, played many roles during her five-decade professional career, but became synonymous with one. “Being a mum mak(...)

Sir John Gorman, who has died aged 91, was a somewhat unusual figure in Northern Ireland politics and public life, coming from a family that was Catho(...)