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(...)