Old Town

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Kwanghi Chan and Kevin Hui. Photograph: Kate Packwood

Growing up in America in the 1980s, I longed to be Molly Ringwald. At 41, I am at home with being Chinese. My mother, who was born in Taiwan but grew (...)

Agadir in Morocco is likely to feature very highly on many Irish traveller’s plans for 2019.

As the new year starts in earnest and memories of Christmas fade, it is time to look to brighter, sunnier times ahead and share all the travel trends,(...)

Panoramic views of Prague from Petrin Hill. Photograph: iStock

With its reputation for stag and hen parties and a stop-off point for Interrailing students, I wondered if we were foolish to opt for a long weekend i(...)

Anthony Bourdain at John Kavanagh’s ‘The Gravediggers’ pub in Glasnevin with Ciaran Kavanagh, and Alfreda O’Brien Kavanagh. Photograph: John Kavanagh’s ‘The Gravediggers’
Anthony Bourdain’s Dublin

Chefs’ and journalists’ work by their very nature touches and connects with people. One of the things that made the late Anthony Bourdain special was (...)

Kodaline: "There’s no better show than a hometown show". Photograph: Darragh Kane

The organisers of the Malahide Castle Concert series must have had their Child of Prague statues out this week, as 21,000 Kodaline fans were welcomed (...)

The Christmas market in Krakow takes place in the mammoth central square, Rynek Glowny, in the middle of its atmospheric Old Town.

Vienna The Viennese have been holding Christmas markets since 1298 so they know how to do it. Of the 20 or so to choose from, the best sits in front (...)

Ko Pha Ngan food market in Thong Sala. Photograph: Ido Arbeit

La Cuisine restaurant, in the old town of Villefranche in the south of France is a very unassuming little restaurant that we stumbled upon for lunch. (...)

There are snowflakes in the window of Old Town on Dublin’s Capel Street. They are the dangly light kind rather than the human variety. But premature s(...)

The Sam Maguire at the Capuchin Day Centre in Dublin where All Ireland winners Colm Basquel and Michael Fitzsimons joined Br Kevin Crowley and guests to celebrate Dublin’s three in a row. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Br Kevin Crowley has long been admired for his charity but it was the Cork man’s extraordinary faith that shone through on Thursday as the Sam Maguire(...)

Photograph: Conor Horgan

Cuba is full of surprises. On my first morning in a Havana casa particular (room in a private home), where all the hangers in my wardrobe were homemad(...)

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