Belfry Restaurant and Cookery School in the former Knockdrin church

A beautifully restored former Church of Ireland within four miles of Mullingar, Co Westmeath, which has been operating as a restaurant and cookery sch(...)

Caroline Allen: “I guess home cooking can’t be so bad after all - I just have to convince the 11-year-old. At least Lucy the Labrador never turns her nose up at my efforts.”

I had to tell a lie in English class today,” said the 11-year-old as he burst in the door from school. “I said you were a great cook,” he elaborated, (...)

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(...)

Do you think you have a healthy lifestyle?I do. I try to balance diet and exercise as much as I can. Like anybody running their own business, I tend t(...)