John Nash

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Charles Darwin was 40 by the time he was ready to publish ‘On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection’. Photograph: Richard Milner Archive

From which generation do the best ideas come from: the young or the old? Are older people more innovative or do younger generations lay claim to this (...)

The Swiss Cottage

The Swiss Cottage, Cahir, Co Tipperary The closest setting to JRR Tolkien’s Shire this side of Middle-earth, Lord Cahir built the Swiss Cottage as a (...)

Walled garden at Glenarm Castle, Co Antrim.

I have always had a deep grá for Ireland’s wonderful walled gardens. My first gardening column for this paper followed the restoration and weekly cal(...)

Belvedere House, Mullingar, Co Westmeath

My favourite moment in Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice comes when Elizabeth Bennett gets her first look at Mr Darcy’s gaff – the enormous and beauti(...)

In the days before the M8 was constructed Cahir was one of the traffic blackspots on the road to Dublin. As you inched through the streets you did no(...)

View over Lough Key from Moylurg Tower: “This lovely spot has thrown off the shackles of grim history to become a happy place.”

Recently, with the papers full of a planned Forest Activity Park at Newcastle Woods in County Longford, I decided to explore the one which already ex(...)

Cabra Castle, Co Cavan  Book yourself into one of the 12 luxury rooms in the original castle part of Cabra Castle for the full aristo(...)

John Nash: he thought mathematicians were comparatively sane, at least compared with logicians.

The American mathematician John Nash, who has died aged 86 in a car crash along with his wife, made his public mark as the subject of the 2001 film A (...)

Nobel Prize winning mathematician John Nash and his wife Alicia at the 74th annual Academy Awards in  2002. Photograph: Reuters.

John Nash, the Princeton University mathematician and Nobel laureate who inspired the movie “A Beautiful Mind,” has died aged 86. Mr Nash and his wife(...)

Private John Nash is my great-uncle. His brother, Michael, is my late-maternal grandfather. My mother Bridget Nash Riordan is from Rossmore Island, Ta(...)

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