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Visitors to the graveside of Poet Patrick Kavanagh in Inniskeen, Co Monaghan as part of a tribute to mark the 50th anniversary of the poet’s death in 2017, organised by Monaghan County Council and the Patrick Resource Centre. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The young American poet Claire McAllister, mentioned in today’s letters by Peadar MacMághnais, was also known to her friends as “Marmalade”. This was (...)

Greenhall Lodge, Tinahely, Co Wicklow

In a recent interview, U2 singer Bono clarified a comment about everyone being in the same boat during the current coronavirus crisis, by likening the(...)

The village of Atrani, on the Amalfi Coast in Italy. Photograph: Getty

It is always nice to come back from holidays having discovered something new or done something different. Often we return to the same place for years (...)

The studio of Edward McGuire, which his wife, Sally Maguire, donated to Imma. Photograph: Nick Miller

Nick Miller and the Studio of Edward McGuire Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin ***** In 2009, Sally McGuire donated the studio of her late h(...)

Detail from a portrait of British actress Gladys Cooper by Sir William Orpen which made €175,000, the top price paid for a painting at auction this year

Whyte’s auctioneers said Monday night’s Important Irish Art auction at the RDS – where 85 per cent of lots sold – had produced the company’s “best res(...)