Hopefully, the beginning of December will see a reopening of galleries and art spaces. While many venues are providing online access to their collections, it is not the same experience. There are few pleasures more rewarding than being able to wander through a gallery or museum and to spend time pondering a work of art up close and personal.

Regular readers of this column will have heard me refer on more than a couple of occasions to the Irish Museum of Modern Art. The inclusion of the words museum and modern might be enough to scare off some potential visitors, but I would urge you not to be deflected. Best known as IMMA, it is quite possibly the most beautiful venue for displaying works of art, and it has the added bonus of being a great destination to while away a few hours.