Each Saturday on irishtimes.com/weddings we'll report on couples’ love stories. We'll tell the tales and show the pictures of these fabul(...)

Hope Castle in Castleblayney

The new Monaghan Tourism website does not exaggerate when it describes the local landscape as “unspoiled”. The county of the little hills is indeed(...)

Sammy Leslie: “I reckon we are where Downton Abbey will be when it gets to series 12.”

Sammy Leslie is the trustee of Castle Leslie, the 1,000-acre estate in Co Monaghan which houses a multi-award winning hotel, a world-class equestrian (...)

Nat Clements, decorative artist, working in his studio in Birr, Co Offaly. Photograph: James Flynn/APX

When it comes to decorative paint finishes such as faux marble, gilding and grisaille – the name of Nat Clements is one deeply engrained in Irish rest(...)

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(...)