It has always struck me as deliciously odd that a plant capable of producing such fiery-tasting fruits should be known by the name of “chilli”. We (...)

Thomas Berney of Berney Bros Saddlery & Riding Wear Kilcullen Co Kildare. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Listen to those radio ads for Kildare Village outlet centre, in which all roads lead to exit 13 off the M7, and you could be forgiven for thinking Kil(...)

Jack and Jill Children’s Foundation garden by Kildare Growers in association with Peter O’Brien Landscapes

Print deadlines being what they are, when I visited Bloom earlier this week it was to get a sneak preview of the country’s biggest garden show. Just a(...)

“I set out by hired bike along the north coast of the peninsula, my target for day one being the lighthouse at the tip, following a clifftop road, as magnificent as Moher but devoid of traffic.”

T he fact that I took two days and three night s to take on the 65km Loop Head (...)