An expert on rare books has consented to permanent orders restraining him representing himself as the owner or seller of letters sent by former US first lady Jackie Kennedy to an Irish priest, or passing on any copies or extracts from them to third parties.
Fri, 30 May, 2014
PRESIDENT John F Kennedy was assassinated 50 years ago today. The day after the assassination, an invitation was sent to the 37th Cadet Class of the Irish Defence Forces by Kennedy’s widow, Jackie, to perform a drill at his funeral in Washington.
Fri, 22 Nov, 2013
THE Performance Corporation is renowned for staging its theatre productions in adventurous places — in medieval dungeons, amongst sand dunes, even on a small rowboat. For its latest, most adventurous trick, it’s staging a three-day festival in Ireland’s only palace — Castletown House on the outskirts of Celbridge, Co Kildare.
Fri, 02 Aug, 2013
THE LAUNCH of Oscar de la Renta’s new bridal fragrance in New York last month was a modest affair, unremarkable even, in that the scent was predictably lovely, the bottle predictably elegant and the Perrier-Jouët champagne predictably moreish, at least for the handful who indulged.
Sat, 23 Feb, 2013
Forrest Fenn, a real-life Indiana Jones, has spent his life digging for artifacts and treasure all around the world. Somewhere in the mountains north of Santa Fe, the 82-year-old has buried a small antique chest. Inside is €1m of his treasure — and he wants you to find it. Are you up for an adventure?joins the hunt
Sat, 26 Jan, 2013
FRANK GILES, an editor of The Sunday Times during the ’80s wrote: “The welcome at Russborough was invariably warm. Alfred and Clem, warned no doubt by the sound of the Jaguar’s tyres on the gravel, would be at the ready in the great hall, genuinely delighted by the sight of their guests.”
Sat, 24 Nov, 2012