Ireland – Birthplace of Vampires

Ireland – Birthplace of Vampires

The girl tilted her head forward to kiss the young man. However, as he lent forward, she brushed her lips past his and brought her mouth down upon his throat, a flash of teeth, white as tusks. The old Count, seated nearby, exploded in fury. And Bram Stoker awoke from...
Walt Disney’s Leprechaun Hunt

Walt Disney’s Leprechaun Hunt

By the time of his death in 1966, Walt Disney was a household name across the world, having racked up far more Oscars than anyone else in history and established a multi-national company that now has an annual revenue of umpteen zillion, as well as resorts and theme...
The Premiere of Handel’s Messiah – Dublin, 1742

The Premiere of Handel’s Messiah – Dublin, 1742

The German composer sat back on the sofa of Mrs. Vernon’s drawing room in Clontarf Castle and exhaled noisily. His ears were still ringing with the exultant voices of the boy’s choir he had conducted earlier in the day. His hostess smiled across the room. ‘It is a...