Eimear Kelly: ‘In Vancouver I live my seven-year-old-self’s dream. I work on animated Barbie movies during the week and sail the gulf islands at the weekend.’

“The rain here is not wet, you should go to Ireland. The rain there is wet rain. It’s real rain. That’s why everything is so green.” I’ll often(...)

Despite inheriting a stately home and 800 acres of land, Jeremy Ulick Browne Altamont, the 11th Marquess of Sligo and 13th Earl of Altamont, who has d(...)

Sophie Ellis Bextor wows fan at Westport Festival at the weekend. Photograph: Tony Kinlan

Pirate queen Grace O’Malley would “most certainly approve” of the shenanigans in the grounds of historic Westport House over the weekend. That is acco(...)

Thomas Gaisford-St Lawrence with model Muireann Doherty and 18th-month old Matthew Lynch from Howth at the launch of Deer Park FootGolf Course at Howth Castle, Co Dublin. Photograph: Pat Moore.

FootGolf in Howth; a size five soccer ball on an 18-hole course with sand bunkers and 21-inch cups. A pair of football boots.It’s a place-kicker’s hea(...)

 Conor Doyle, at his home in Glasnevin, Dublin: Conor has lost an impressive three stone since beginning the healthy lifestyles programme at Temple Street hospital. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Turn up at Temple Street Children’s University Hospital on certain evenings during the week and you’d be forgiven for thinking you were at a sp(...)

Westport House, Westport, Co. Mayo. Photograph : Keith Heneghan/Phocus

Sheelyn Browne can’t remember a time when keeping Westport House in the family wasn’t a financial struggle. The house is regarded as a national tre(...)

 Archaeologist Michael Gibbons at the area on Omey Island where prehistoric remains were revealed by damage caused by the Atlantic storms. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Destruction wreaked along Connacht’s coastline in the recent storms has exposed archaeology dating back to the Neolithic period on Connemara’s Omey(...)