South Street, New Ross: the potential of rural towns could be tapped into to relieve the burden on the capital.

Towns can be a part of the solution to Dublin’s housing shortage, by offering an alternative, according to architect and author, Orla Murphy. Speakin(...)

Regeneration: Carrick-on-Suir is working on a town plan. Photograph: Design Pics/Getty

Despite the national return to economic growth, unemployment in rural towns and villages remains disproportionately high. A lack of vision and inad(...)

Old times: a photograph from the collection of the Irish Railway Record Society. Photograph: George Mahon/IRRS

Lots of us would say that Ireland didn’t have much of an industrial revolution. Colin Rynne would like us to think again. Dr Rynne, an industrial a(...)

Enriching awareness of our heritage: children on the Burren. Photograph courtesy of

If your first response to a mention of the Heritage Council is “Heritage What?”, you are not alone. Yet it is very likely that you or someone in your (...)

"It's a beautiful house with a great sense of space": Kevin Desmond's Georgian house on Synge Street, in Dublin 8, was divided into nine pre-'63 bedsits before he restored it to its former glory

When Kevin Desmond bought this Georgian house, on Synge Street, in Dublin 8, it was divided into nine pre-’63 bedsits. And although he has renovate(...)

Michael Starrett said €1 million extra funding could support 250 communities.  Photograph: Eric Luke/ The Irish Times

The Heritage Council is seeking to claw back some of its diminished budget and has called on the Government to increase its funding by €1million this (...)

Barn owls feed almost exclusively on small mammals, making them susceptible to consuming contaminated rodents.

The unrestricted use of rat and mice poisons is having a catastrophic effect on Ireland’s barn owl population.A study of owl carcasses, collected over(...)

Soprano Sarah Busfield and guitarist Victoria Green at a lunchtime recital at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin, yesterday that formed part of National Heritage Week. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Children will gather at Clara bog in Offaly today to find out what it takes to be a wildlife ranger. Meanwhile, over in Waterford people will run thro(...)

Galway Hookers. Photograph: Getty

The Heritage Council is encouraging everyone to “Discover the Past and Build the Future”, through over 1,500 events during this year’s National Herita(...)

Architect Tom McGimsey outside No 38 Northumberland Road. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

City centre offices in period houses no longer command the rental highs of the boom years. The second-home tax and the recent law requiring pre-63 pro(...)