Biryani brunch at Kerala Kitchen.

Indian brunch is the hot new take on the weekend meal, and there is not an avocado or a poached egg in sight. Inquisitive eaters have been beating a p(...)

Hold on to your heads for Halloween, celebrating the 3,000-year-old Celtic festival of Samhain

Spirits of Meath As befits the birth place of Halloween, the roots of which lie in the 3,000-year-old Celtic festival of Samhain, no county takes the(...)

 The Lodge at Ashford Castle,  which overlooks  Lough Corrib, is offering a new restorative getaway – The Robe, Rosé & Relax package – for €320pps

Lodge Leisure Take yourself west this month to the picturesque village of Cong, where The Lodge at Ashford Castle is offering a restorative getaway f(...)

Einstein a go-go: Bernadette Kiely’s exhibition “I never think of the future, it comes soon enough” is at Greyfriars Gallery as part of Imagine Arts Festival

This year, Waterford’s Imagine Arts Festival, which runs until October 29th, has extended its programme to include the Waterford Writers Weekend, as w(...)

John Banville writes crime novels under the Benjamin Black pseudonym. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

The first Imagine Crime Writing Award will be presented to Irish novelist John Banville during this year’s Imagine Arts Festival in Waterford. Waterfo(...)

Installation from Imagine Arts Festival

The organisers of one of the country’s innovative arts festivals have expressed dismay after the Arts Council announced that the festival was to recei(...)

Detail from Night Time in LA by Patrick Morrison. Photograph: Ciaran Connelly

As part of this year’s Imagine Arts Festival, Greyfriars Gallery in Waterford celebrates the work of the late Patrick Morrison with a small retrosp(...)

An Asian elephant calf makes his first outdoor appearance at Dublin Zoo in July. Photograph: Eric Luke

Wexford Fringe Festival 2014Starting in the run-up to the opera festival, the Wexford Fringe offers an eclectic mix of events including cabaret, comed(...)

‘Are there actually three festivals happening in Ireland every week?” A common response whenever I try to explain the obsessive festival behaviour I’v(...)