Art and Culture

Dining in Dingle and other Delights

“Ireland is one of the best places in the world, if only you could put a roof over it”  laughs the cabbie as he drives us from the airport to our hotel in Cork City. We’ve all been on the receiving end of a wet summer this year, but don’t let the met office put [...]

By |2017-06-02T13:05:39+00:00September 1st, 2012|Art and Culture, Restaurant Reviews, Travel|0 Comments

The Madness of Marrakech

As I sit in a divinely comfortable easy chair, sipping Moroccan mint tea, listening to the chatter of bird life and absorb the late afternoon breeze and atmosphere of the majestic La Mamounia gardens, I can now quite understand why Churchill favoured this luxury hotel as a get-away retreat.  A haven of tranquility just moments [...]

Leonardo Da Vinci – Painter at the Court of Milan

Leonardo Da Vinci, Painter at the Court of Milan, displays works from what have been proclaimed Leonardo's most productive years, stretching from 1482 to 1499.  Arriving in Milan at the age of thirty, Leonardo Da Vinci's talents didn't go unnoticed and he became the court painter to ruler Ludovico Sforza.  It’s no secret Da Vinci was [...]

By |2017-06-02T13:05:39+00:00March 6th, 2012|Art and Culture|0 Comments