Ros Drinkwater

Ros Drinkwater

Chelsea’s green world

Chelsea’s green world

From climate-smart African architecture to Kate Middleton’s woodland glade for kids, ecology was the watchword at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Three-storey Killiney mansion with rich history and private access to beach

Three-storey Killiney mansion with rich history and private access to beach

Dunmara sits on just over an acre of beach-fronted, gated and secluded grounds

A leafy bit of zen in Ballsbridge

A leafy bit of zen in Ballsbridge

A mews house in one of the capital’s most desirable lanes has interiors to die for, and tranquil gardens to boot, writes Ros Drinkwater

Breathtaking skies and memorable faces

Breathtaking skies and memorable faces

A majestic Paul Henry and portraits from Lavery and le Brocquy feature in a wonderful collection of Irish works

Country scenes and cutting edge views at Morgan O’Driscoll

Country scenes and cutting edge views at Morgan O’Driscoll

Whether the art that speaks to you is lyrically traditional, or contemporary with an edge, collec...

Events calendar & Auction results

Events calendar & Auction results

Until May 19: Visual Centre for Contemporary Arts, Carlow, 059-9172400 A Painter’s Life: an exh...

Seeing is believing

Seeing is believing

An interior-design duo in Galway are helping clients to visualise their ideal homes before building them, with the help of 3D technology

I think it’s terribly important to feel that you are communicating with someone other than yourself

I think it’s terribly important to feel that you are communicating with someone other than yourself

When sculptor John Behan visited Greece and saw how Middle Eastern and African refugees live from day to day, his eyes were opened to their plight, which he says has strong parallels with the sufferings of Irish people in the Famine

Beguiling Wicklow residence artfully marries old and new

Beguiling Wicklow residence artfully marries old and new

Having been extensively renovated and refurbished by its owners, the light-filled Mountain Springs near Ashford is on the market for €1.75m

Power and perfection

Power and perfection

From Chinese emperors to French royalty, the rich and powerful have always surrounded themselves with things of beauty, as shown at this Sheppard’s sale

Designs on luxury pieces at latest De Veres sale

Designs on luxury pieces at latest De Veres sale

In the 1960s, men ran the show and women were their secretaries. An exception was Helen Gurley Br...

Events calendar & Object of desire & Auction results

Events calendar & Object of desire & Auction results

May 18: National Drawing Day, day of free events and activities for all ages, at the National Gal...

Going nature’s way on Ballycorus Road

Going nature’s way on Ballycorus Road

Ashieanna on Ballycorus Road in Co Dublin is an idyllic suburban getaway that is also served well by motorways giving handy access to the city, writes Ros Drinkwater

A gem of a sale

A gem of a sale

Amethysts and gold, sapphires, emeralds and diamonds, all the precious stones are represented in Adam’s jewellery and watches sale

Much to see for collectors who get the big picture

Much to see for collectors who get the big picture

For those whose idea of a fun time is curling up with a blood-curdling box set, a Bonham’s sale...