Dublin James Joyce

Another exciting chapter

Avid readers should head to Dublin in April, says Lee Atkinson, when the city becomes the world's largest book club.

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Strahov Monastery

For want of better words

Brian Turner discovers mediaeval treasures, pithy dictums and mischevious desire on a tour of the world's great libraries.

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Emerald isle ... conversation in quiet pubs.

Rhymes and reason

On the border country's winding back roads, Tom Neal Tacker loses his way but finds poetry and echoes of 'old' Ireland.

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Rio Carnival

The world's 10 greatest parties

From Venice and Rio to Bolivia's Oruro, some cities really know how to kick up their heels. Natalie Paris chooses the best

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Knees up ... the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin is designed to resemble the inside of a pint glass.

Heart of darkness

Stephen Phelan returns to Dublin, his home town, and revisits its history - with pint in hand.

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