Diary of Dionysus

Baggot Street

By Fiona Sherlock Did Paddy Kavanagh ever write a poem on a Monday? My grandaunt told of how filthy his collar was, Propped up the bar in the Hibernian Club, There but for the grace of his lines. A crème de menth for a quote, A pint of stout for a story A currency lost … Continue reading Baggot Street

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All Aboard the Belmond Grand Hibernian, Ireland’s answer to the Orient Express

A fine train is a curious place to be. You may remember I wrote about how to host a murder mystery party, the setting for which was the Orient Express. The 'Belmond Grand Hibernian' set to launch next summer, will bring similarly salubrious surroundings to Irish train passengers, without the poison, stabbing and double crossing … Continue reading All Aboard the Belmond Grand Hibernian, Ireland’s answer to the Orient Express

Winter Hat Roundup

In this video, I talk through four types of winter hats, including a navy felt trilby from House of Fraser; a pillbox from Village Hats; a baboushka style hat from Jack Murphy and a faux fur headband from Marks and Spencers