Since the Brexit referendum, the Irish border has again become a source of tension but on the ground it remains a fascinating wilderness of low mountains and fantastic hiking country
The film star’s roots prompted her to collect Irish literature, including rare editions of Joyce, Beckett and Shaw. The 9,000 volumes are now housed in a lovely, and free, library in the principality.
Dancers from around the world were stomping the floorboards and leaping into the air as they showed off their best moves in Dublin recently. The event draws 5,000 performers from Ireland and overseas. Contestants range in age from eight to 30