Yearly Archives

2021

  • Words Tom Weber For over a millennium, the Most Serene Republic of Venice (La Serenissima) was a wealthy, majestic and innovative maritime power. A leader in trade and diplomacy between Europe and the Orient, Venice uniquely…

  • Words Dolores O’Donoghue In the early 18th century the influence of the Italian architect Andrea Palladio swept through Ireland and was soon to become synonymous with architectural excellence and the preferred style for the luxurious…

  • Words Edel Cassidy The Irish people are famed for their kindness and generosity, especially when it comes to supporting charities. The online crowdfunding platform GoFundMe recently named Ireland the most generous country in the world,…

  • Words Dolores O’Donoghue With the increasing popularity of staycations, many of us have come to realise that when in search of natural beauty, we need look no further than our own little country. Here are…

  • Words Edel Cassidy Have you wondered why beauty junkies everywhere, of all ages and skin types, have recently become obsessed with facial mists? It may be because they are one of the most versatile, multi-tasking…

  • Words Jean Flitcroft Traditionally the address of Dublin’s social elite, the iconic Georgian core is once again becoming a vibrant residential hub Dublin’s magnificent Georgian townhouses, in particular those around the historic squares, are loved by…

  • Words Dolores O’Donogue Restoring a period home can be an overwhelming experience and can raise many unexpected issues. Owners are usually mindful of why they chose a period home in the first place, and will…

  • Words Dolores O’Donoghue We humans are generally creatures of habit and seek comfort in regular rituals such as eating identical breakfasts every day, doing the same grocery shop at the same store week in and…

  • Words Edel Cassidy Traditionally, the role of women in Ireland’s revolutionary years was overlooked, but in recent times we have become more informed about the fearless women who helped shape our history The Decade of…