Lost History: Summerhill House Co. Meath


Today, I am bringing you another sad story of architectural destruction as Ireland is littered with great estates without great houses. One such example is in Summerhill, Co. Meath.  Summerhill House was one of the largest houses built in the Read more ›

Literary Lunches in Kaspar’s, The Savoy Hotel, London.


You all know by now that my favourite hotel in the world is the Savoy, London. I have written previous posts about the history and culture of this establishment.  Did you know that  the hotel has named it’s newest restaurant Read more ›

Something Old: The Banqueting House, Whitehall


On my last trip to London I paid a visit to one of the most spectacular buildings that I have ever been in, The Banqueting House in Whitehall. The Banqueting House was completed in 1622 by King James I and Read more ›

Something Old: BBC2 Inside Claridges


Those that know me, know I love hotels, and I love London.  So when I saw that BBC were doing a documentary, going behind the scenes of one of London’s most famous and luxurious hotel, Claridges, it is safe to Read more ›

Must See Web Weekly: Phantom Strings


When played right the violin can be one of the most haunting and dynamic instruments, as showcased expertly throughout Gary Schyman’s score written for BioShock for example. This week’s ‘Web Weekly’ shows what happens when you take an iconic soundtrack Read more ›

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