Louis le Brocquy’s painting “Traveling Woman with Newspaper” was sold at an auction of Irish art at Sotheby’s in London for £1,158 sterling, making the painting, executed in 1941, the most expensive ever sold by a living Irish artist. The work was hailed by Sotheby’s as “undoubtedly the greatest work by le Brocquy and certainlyRead more..
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It doesn’t necessarily have to rhyme, but it definitely has to be funny. And that, in a nutshell, is the guiding principle behind the Bard of Armagh contest. Billed as “Ireland’s Unique Festival of Humorous Verse: A Reawakening of the Great Bardic Tradition,” the annual contest seeks to create “a platform for versifiers to unleashRead more..
Murdered Irish journalist Veronica Guerin, shot dead in Dublin four years ago, was named a press freedom hero in Boston recently at the 50th birthday general assembly of the International Press Institute. Washington Post publisher Katharine Graham was also cited for her “leadership, bravery, and dedication in the name of a free and open press.”Read more..
Nestled in the foothills of Santa Cruz just south of San Jose in downtown Los Gatos is an Irish treasure trove. Four Green Fields, just opened this spring, a fine lrish home and gift store, is reminiscent of the shops on Grafton Street and sells such elegant Irish wares as Belleeck Parian China, Tipperary Crystal,Read more..