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“Someone will tell me what to eat, teach me breathing and other exercises and constantly watch what medication I am on.”

I confess to being one of those who, whenever I heard a mention of palliative care, I also thought of Massey’s and Mount Jerome. Thank God, I was wr(...)

Denis Donoghue: the late academic was the Yeats Summer School’s first director. Photograph: James Connolly/PicSell8

Denis Donoghue Born: December 1st, 1928 Died: April 6th, 2021 Denis Donoghue, who has died aged 92, was one of the world’s foremost scholars of moder(...)

The remains of charred hazelnuts shells can be found in many Irish Mesolithic sites

Irish hazelnuts are hard to find, particularly these days. While I do know they grow well in the Burren, between travel restrictions and the weather i(...)

While recording their third studio album, The Undivided Five, A Winged Victory for the Sullen experienced the capricious extremes of life and death. Photograph: Jonatan Gretarsson

While recording their third studio album, The Undivided Five, A Winged Victory for the Sullen experienced the capricious extremes of life and death.&n(...)

Harvey’s Point on Lough Eske in Donegal

There’s something incredibly decadent about decamping to a hotel or country house for a Christmas break. Whether you’re considering a Christmas Day fr(...)

Organisers of the Nobel Prize in Literature are investigating a hoax phone call informing the Irish writer John Banville (pictured) that he was to receive this year’s award. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The organisers of the Nobel Prize for Literature are investigating a hoax phone call informing the Irish author John Banville that he was to rece(...)

Huntington Castle, in Co Carlow. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

ALEXANDER DURDIN ROBERTSON AND HIS WIFE, CLARE, ARE PRESERVING A STORIED FEMALE FAMILY PAST WITH LINKS BACK TO GRACE O’MALLEY, IRELAND’S PIRATE QUE(...)

Fred Deane, caretaker at St Ann’s Church, Dawson Street, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Standing before the impressive Neo-Romanesque doorway of St Ann’s Church of Ireland on Dublin’s Dawson Street, Fred Deane is handing out leaflets for (...)

11 Nashville Park, Howth, Co Dublin: terraced house perched high above the village and harbour

In an 1893 essay entitled Village Ghosts, WB Yeats, a believer in the supernatural, gave a meticulous account of the ghosts of Howth. Of Hospital Lan(...)

The late John Moriarty. Andy O’Mahoney  on an RTÉ radio programme in 1985 introduced him with the words: ‘My guest tonight is one of the most remarkable people that I’ve ever met in my entire life.’ Photograph: Don MacMonagle

Who hasn’t felt the urge to drop out of society – to turn off the mobile phone, leave the rat race and retreat to the wilds? Diogenes was perhaps the(...)

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