Rhyme and reason: Seamus Heaney HomePlace pays lyrical tribute to the poet

A new arts hub in Bellaghy, mid-Ulster, celebrates the life and legacy of the Nobel prize-winning poet, while its rural surroundings offer glimpses of the landscape that inspired him

Dublin – Centenary celebrations for the Republic

This year marks the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising, a crucial step towards Irish independence a few years later. Commemorative events include a major exhibition in Dublin’s National Museum of Ireland, at Collins Barracks, called: Proclaiming a Republic: The 1916 Rising (museum.ie), it opens on 3 March. Other events include a day of celebrationContinue reading “Dublin – Centenary celebrations for the Republic”

Top 25 summer festivals for music and arts lovers, foodies and families

The following festival finder link spotlights 25 music, culture, food and family events around the UK (and Europe) where the location is as important as the headline acts. http://www.theguardian.com/travel/2014/apr/11/summer-festivals-uk-europe-music-family