Edmund Spenser: a life Andrew Hadfield (Oxford University Press, £25) ISBN 9780199591022 Londoner Edmund Spenser (1552–99) was already writing poetry by the time he went up to Cambridge as a […]

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This year sees the 50th anniversary of JFK’s semi-legendary visit to Ireland (a subject we’ll be tackling in our Hedge School in the National Library on 22 October), but there […]

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I first wrote about the Newry museum for this column in 2005. There have been many changes since then. As some readers may know, my first job was as the […]

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The Big House TV3, April/May 2013 Big Mountain Productions by Adrian Grant The story of the ‘big house’ and the landed estates is essentially the story of rural Ireland. Every […]

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