The “Principessa Mafalda”: sank in 1927 with the loss of 314 out of 1,250 passengers and crew

When our ship, the Drina of the Royal Mail Line, was moving down the coast of Brazil, the captain leaned over the big coastal chart and tapped his pen(...)

Barry McKinley in Paris: a doctor poked a finger under my ribs and said, “You do realise that the liver is supposed to be an internal organ?”

I quit drinking in New York City on January 1st, 2003. I was a regular feature in half the Irish bars in Manhattan, always paid my tab and tipped well(...)

The 300-acre Venetian Cazen estate, which in the early 1800s was the secret love nest of Lord Byron and the banished Countess Guiccioli

The story of how a Limerick woman became the chatelaine of an imposing Venetian villa on the Po delta began on a train to Rome in the 1960s. Elaine W(...)