Connemara cool: Paula and Peter Vine surrounded by lavender on their rooftop terrace. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

PETER AND PAULA VINE’S EXTENDED CLIFDEN COTTAGE BLENDS INTO THE LANDSCAPE WHILE PROVIDING AN INSPIRING LOOKOUT POINT FROM ITS SHELTERED ROOFTOP TERR(...)

Novena of poems:   Caitríona Ní Chléirchín   reads “In Memory of My Mother” at the graveside of  Patrick Kavanagh in Inniskeen, Co Monaghan, as part of a tribute to mark the 50th anniversary of  his death. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

It was “a day for the long johns”, as one of the older men present said to his neighbour. Nevertheless, 50 years after Patrick Kavanagh’s death on Nov(...)

Some of of Ireland’s finest writers and poets will gather to pay tribute to Kavanagh on the 50th anniversary of the poet’s death. Photograph courtesy of the Wiltshire Collection/National Library of Ireland

In Iniskeen, Co Monaghan, the weather forecast predicted Thursday would be 4 degrees with showers (37 per cent chance of precipitation) and a bit(...)

File photograph of Catholic Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin  in Dublin’s  Pro-Cathedral. File photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

Dublin’s Catholic archdiocese will mark Culture Night 2016 on Friday evening with events at the Pro-Cathedral on Marlborough Street. The night will b(...)

 Olivia’s friends form a circle of honour at the Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, Foxrock. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The Tricolour and the Stars and Stripes flew at half mast in a gentle breeze outside the Church of our Lady of Perpetual Succour, Foxrock. Close by, a(...)

‘She called them norths, plural, because they were multiple as demons possessing a soul.” Northern Ireland’s troubled history haunts Gerda McAllist(...)