| Jan 19, 2011
| 11:39 AM
Just as Ciaran Burke had told us in his family's pub that morning, the view from the top of Mount Gable was spectacular.
In fact, you could see most of the places my sisters and I had visited, driving around the west of Ireland that week:
To the west...
| Feb 1, 2011
| 8:00 AM
The hearty vegetarian soup is from a cafe in Dublin, Ireland.
Bewley's Tuscan bean and tomato soup
Total time: 1 hour, 45 minutes
Servings: 10 to 16
Note: Adapted from Bewley's Grafton Street Café in Dublin, Ireland
1/4 cup (½ stick) butter 2 pounds...
| Jul 9, 2011
It starts with a dead man. Rich, powerful and headless, Richard Jewell is sprawled across his desk, his hands still grasping one of his well-polished shotguns.
There is no small amount of glee in Benjamin Black's description of the scene — "he...
| Mar 8, 2011
| 6:36 AM
The Arcadia Theater will celebrate St. Patrick's Day with an evening of traditional Irish music from Celtic Fire March 15.
The show will be presented at 8 p.m., at the theater, 1418 Graham Avenue, Windber.
Frank Cunsolo, Arcadia's executive director...
| Oct 19, 2011
| 8:17 PM
In Chicago recently on tour for her new novel, "The Forgotten Waltz," Anne Enright seemed keener on the street scene than touting her book. From the perspective of the Whiskey Bar & Grill outdoor cafe on Rush Street, we saw an abundance of shopping bags...
| Sep 6, 2011
| 12:12 PM
A visit to the Emerald Isle is not complete without including Northern Ireland. It offers the tourist a very different but still very Irish world. While the friction between Catholics and Protestants has caused "the Troubles," it also has created some...
| Jul 24, 2011
| 5:00 PM
Ireland loves its heroes, even those like Michael Collins who met his end at the hands of fellow Irishmen. Collins was never more popular than he was at his funeral. The response was overwhelming, just like the response last week to the comments of...
| Dec 18, 2008
| 10:53 PM
Around this time last year, I was in Dun Laoghaire, Ireland. I'd gone to interview the Irish playwright Conor McPherson. Robert Falls was about to direct McPherson's play "Shining City" at the Goodman Theatre. And a few weeks before, I'd been deeply moved...
| Mar 13, 2009
Bubble and squeak
2 medium onions, finely chopped
8 ounces cabbage, sliced and boiled (Brussels sprouts can be substituted)
2 pounds peeled potatoes, cooked and roughly mashed
6 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, diced
3 pats butter
| Mar 2, 2008
By Richard Rayner
"Ulysses" (Vintage: $17 paper) is the description of a single day, June 16, 1904, a day in the mingled lives of characters walking, talking, dreaming, eating, drinking, mourning and climaxing their way through the hours of an average...
| Mar 4, 2008
| 3:05 PM
(Photo: Kieran Doherty/Reuters)
March 5, 2008
Do yourself a favor: If you're the sort inclined to celebrate St. Patrick's Day this month, skip the badly pulled pint of Guinness, the hordes of amateur drinkers and the warmed-over Republican ballads at...
| Apr 1, 2008
PADDY CASEY, the second-bestselling rock act in Ireland, looks a little disappointed as he scans the sparse audience that turned up during rush hour Friday for his debut here at the Virgin Records Megastore.
"You make more money busking," the singer-...