Inside Howth Martello tower – home of Ye Olde Hurdy-Gurdy Museum of Vintage Radio

If you want to try a slightly different tourist attraction on your holidays, why not explore one of the following museums dedicated to the history of (...)

Gregor Mendel

Between heat and showers, my garden is looking rather healthy if a bit overgrown. Aside from the raspberries, the produce I most look forward to are p(...)

Goat on toast. It’s a first for me and I love it. Not least because it raises the whole goat-shaped mystery of Western menus. The goats’ cheese logs (...)

A few weeks ago I trekked up a weedy unpromising slope into a magical place. It’s the NCAD Community Garden where I met a philosopher composter. Al(...)

There’s a scene in Dylan Moran and Graham Linehan’s Black Books where Bernard Black wants to open a “gourmet restaurant” in his book shop. Posh food (...)

Facilities: Fine Music: Lovely jazz Food provenance: Brilliant. Glebe Brethan cheese, Oleum Flumen de Finca olive oil, Loch Duart salmon Wh(...)

The Lyric Feature: History On A Plate (Lyric, Friday), a new series exploring food and recipes from Ireland’s past, which last week looked at, you guessed it, the humble spud. Presented by historian Juliana Adelman and Irish Times restaurant critic Catherine Cleary (above), and produced by Claire Cunningham, the documentary showed just how wrongheaded the old Spitting Image sketch was.

Back in the days when the Soviet Union still existed, the British satirical puppet show Spitting Image mocked conditions in the communist state with a(...)

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