Best Day Out in Ireland 2015 - #bestdayout . Illustration: Dearbhla Kelly.
The Best Day Out in Ireland
  • Travel
  • April 18, 2015, 01:00

  The Irish Times is running a competition to find the best way to spend the day in Ireland. We’d like to find the country’s best hi(...)

James Brohan’s hardware shop sits on Parnell Steet in Ennis and offers all you would need to maintain a house

Ennis in Co Clare is my home town, so I’m always curious as to what new things are happening there. Forget Me Not on Lower Market Street is a clothes (...)

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Conor Quinn has struggled to find work since graduating from his philosophy degree. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

This article is part of The Irish Times Generations project. Since April 2014, people ranging in age from 20 to 102 have shared their views on Iris(...)

Emma Ray Tattoo artist photographed in her studio in Dundalk. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons 3:06

This article is part of The Irish Times Generations project. Since April 2014, people ranging in age from 20 to 102 have shared their views on Iris(...)

Niamh Molloy. Photograph: Brian Farrell

This article is part of The Irish Times Generations project. Since April 2014, people ranging in age from 20 to 102 have shared their views on Iris(...)

Tommy Meskill photographed near the De Valera statue in his home town of Ennis, Co Clare. Photograph: Eamon Ward

This article is part of The Irish Times Generations project. Since April 2014, people ranging in age from 20 to 102 have shared their views on Iris(...)

Killian Woods at his mother’s home in Ratoath, Co Meath: “I do think Ireland is a man’s world – and that’s because men don’t even have to think about whether it is or not.” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons 3:06

This article is part of The Irish Times Generations project. Since April 2014, people ranging in age from 20 to 102 have shared their views on Iris(...)

Nic Greenshields as Jud Fry and Gary Wilmot as Ali Hakim. Photograph: Pamela Raith

Oklahoma!, with its stirring music by Rodgers and Hammerstein, is full of memorable lines. There’s the “Oh what a beautiful morning”, “the corn is (...)

Declan Molloy outside his Artisan Bakery in Roscommon town

We’d all love a great café in our neighbourhood. And a bakery. And a deli. The people of Roscommon town are lucky enough to have all three under one r(...)