Body and Soul takes place on June 23rd to 25th at Ballinlough Castle, Co Westmeath. Photograph: Allen Kiely

At this year’s Body and Soul festival in Ballinlough Castle, Co Westmeath on June 23rd to 25th, The Irish Times is partnering with the Wonderlust stag(...)

Henrik Gard, Jenny Higgins (left) and Nathalie Marquez Courtney on Gard’s boat. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

“My uncle retrained as a clown and a knife thrower,” Nathalie Marquez Courtney says matter-of-factly. I’m only sorry our coffees haven’t arrived yet, (...)

Niamh O’Carroll’s garden room. Photographs: Nathalie Marquez Courtney

A house can reach full capacity pretty quickly. Rooms get cluttered, spaces get appropriated for hobbies, and children grow up into teenagers who want(...)