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Alan Frame’s beautifully illustrated book contains many stories about its alumni who include writers John Hewitt, Robert Greacen and Glenn Patterson; artists Paul Henry, Basil Blackshaw and Colin Davidson; concert pianist Barry Douglas; actors Jamie Dornan and James Ellis, and stained-glass artist Wilhemina Geddes, who has a crater named after her on Mercury. Above, detail from the book’s cover

Methodist College, which is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year, has left its imprint on Belfast and Northern Ireland in terms of the arts, sc(...)

Raising the bar:  Publicans David O’Grady,  Deirdre Devitt  and Gary Pepper, at Devitt’s pub, The Two Sisters, in Terenure, Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

‘Good puzzle would be cross Dublin without passing a pub,” mused Leopold Bloom on an early summer’s day in 1904 but, more than a century later, a bet(...)

In 2000, Kathleen Snavely donated $1 million to Syracuse University’s school of management in memory of her first husband. Photograph: Syracuse University archives

Kathleen Snavely February 16th, 1902 - July 6th, 2015 113 years, 140 days Kathleen Snavely (née Hayes) was born in Feakle, Co Clare. Her father was (...)

Kathleen Snavely, the oldest living Irish person who died in New York state on Monday at the age of 113. Her grandniece attributed Ms Snavely’s long life to hard work, love, family and the odd Manhattan cocktail. Photograph: Syracuse University Archives.

The grandniece of Kathleen Snavely, the oldest living Irish person who died in New York state on Monday at the age of 113, attributed her long life to(...)

Kathleen Snavely has lived through two world wars, the Great Depression and 18 American presidents. Photograph: Syracuse University Archives

Kathleen Hayes Rollins Snavely is getting her hair done tomorrow for her birthday. This may not seem out of the ordinary; most people like to loo(...)