“Kids like to get up early and to stay up late, which can make the festival day really long. So we were conscious that we could try and structure the day around the rhythm of a typical family day.”  Photograph: Anna Kerslake

I was 18 when I went to my first music festival, the tickets to the short-lived Oxygen sessions a gift to mark my ascension to adulthood. As a festiva(...)

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(...)

Kaleidoscope: the festival is aimed at children of all ages, as well as their parents. Photograph: Ruth Medjber

The line-up for Kaleidoscope, the new three-day family-friendly festival at Russborough Estate this summer, has been announced. Bell X1 and Tom Odell(...)

Russborough House is  currently closed for urgent electrical and other works. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Alfred Beit Foundation has reached an agreement with the British Revenue Commissioners, the Arts Council of England and the UK culture secretary K(...)

Frances McDonald in the Bay Garden, surrounded by Tulip ‘Golden Apeldoorn’ and T. ‘Apeldoorn Elite’. Photograph: Richard Johnston

I’ve just discovered that I’m ‘a tulip fancier’. Or at least, I’ve discovered that this is the odd but official term for people who love tulips in ne(...)

‘Portrait of a bearded man’ by Rubens - part of the Beit collection which had been due for auction this month

A legal challenge by An Taisce alleging export licences were not lawfully issued by the National Gallery of Ireland for a number of valuable paintings(...)

Beit painting: Lot Number 83 John Atkinson Grimshaw (1836-1893) ’Yew Court, Scalby, on a November night’ which sold for £56,250

The first of the Beit paintings from Russborough House have been sold in London for a combined total of £112,500 (approximately €156,000). The first o(...)

A detail from Portrait of a Bearded Man by Peter Paul Rubens.

A legal challenge by An Taisce has been brought alleging export licences were not lawfully issued for 10 paintings, some of which are scheduled for sa(...)

Detail from Sir Peter Paul Rubens’s  Portrait of a Bearded Man, which is estimated at £2-3£ million in the auction.

“Old master” paintings worth millions of euro from the Beit Collection at Russborough House, Co Wicklow, are to be sold by auction at Christie’s in Lo(...)

The Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage Collection 1914 was the star lot in an auction of finest and rarest wines, selling for £24,910

Somewhere in the world this week, very expensive corks were popped to celebrate New Year. Before Christmas, Sotheby’s in London sold six bottles of 10(...)

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