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Anyone fortunate enough to be paired with Enda Glynn at Lahinch Golf Club in southwest Ireland can consider himself blessed. Glynn was born fifty-nine years ago in a house beside the old third tee. He penned the official club history, and it’s no ...
Twelve years ago, American poet Mark Strand and I searched up and down Ireland until we found a house that he, at six foot seven, could actually stand up in without hitting his head. It was what the Irish call a Dutch house (because it has two flo...
“Oh, and one more thong.” “Yes?” I’m standing in a narrow, far-flung hallway in Crom Castle, which is a rambling 19th-century pile rising castellically from the shores of Upper Lough Erne, in the misty and melancholic Northern Ireland county of ...
Celtic traditions inspire the circular garden at Ireland's latest destination spa, Monart (near Waterford; 353-53/923-8999; www.monart.ie; doubles from $420). Guests at the original 18th-century brick manse are treated to ...
Here's how I imagined it: I'd buy a gnarled walking stick and go wandering through shamrock-green villages, on the prowl for shining examples of colcannon, boxty, stampy, and champ. I'd commune with wild sheep on the moors . . . catch silvery salm...
With its façade of battlements and its Gothic follies, Glin Castle appears somewhat daunting as it looms above the river Shannon in County Limerick. Inside, however, it's hard to imagine a more welcoming and intriguing place to stay. "We're very p...
It was the music that drew me to Ireland: the lilt and wail of the fiddle, the bright laughter of the accordion, the windy purl of the flute. This was the music of my father's forebears; once it got ahold of me, a few years back, it never let go. ...
'When you're at a hotel and your needs are being taken care of in a gracious way—that's the ultimate luxury' OCCUPATION Actor HOME BASE Santa Monica, California COUNTRY LIVING After two months in Toronto shooting Take the Lead (out next yea...
Philip Treacy wants Marilyn Monroe’s eyelashes. The fake ones, of course. "She used them to great effect," says the Irish milliner, who has adorned both heads of state (Queen Elizabeth II) and head cases (Marilyn Manson). "They come up for auction...