A street feast on Clonakilty’s Main Street. The town was part of the winning bid for West Cork to be named Foodie Destination of the year by the Restaurants Association of Ireland. Photograph: Dermot Sullivan/clonakity.ie

West Cork has been named the winner of Ireland’s Top 10 Foodie Destinations for 2017. The Restaurants Association of Ireland (RAI), in association wit(...)

The two-night ‘Ashford Castle Fairytale experience’ includes private chauffeur, afternoon tea, falconry and lots, lots more - if your pockets are deep enough to afford the €4,350 to €6,350 price tag

A “fairytale” experience at Ashford Castle has been listed as one of the 25 best travel experiences in the world. The listing was compiled by US trav(...)

The Boyne Valley is Ireland’s reigning Top Foodie Destination, and a finalist in this year’s competition

Remember when Kinsale was known as the gourmet capital of Ireland, largely due to the work of its Good Food Circle and the Gourmet Festival, which thi(...)

He worked up until his 79th birthday, before announcing his second retirement due to “more important things to attend to”.

Dave MacGowan (June 6th, 1930 – March 25th, 2017) was the son of the local Garda sergeant, and he grew up mostly in Co Mayo. When he wasn’t “hooking f(...)

Happy German anglers on Killala Bay

THE universally popular Bridie Fleming has retired after 45 years working in the angling/business development division at Inland Fisheries Ireland. Th(...)

 Rory McIlroy and  Erica Stoll are marrying today at Ashford Castle, Cong, Co Mayo. File photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

Stevie Wonder performed a 90-minute concert at Ashford Castle on Friday night for guests, ahead of the wedding today of Rory McIlroy and Erica Stoll. (...)

Erica Stoll and Rory McIlroy. Photograph: David Cannon/Getty

The small Mayo village of Cong is rolling out the red carpet this weekend as it becomes the centre of the golf world for the wedding of Rory McIlroy. (...)

Erica Stoll and Rory McIlroy of Europe look on during afternoon fourball matches of the 2016 Ryder Cup. Photograph: Getty Images

Celebrity weddings in Ireland are par for the course now but news that Rory McIlroy is to marry Erica Stoll in Ashford Castle later this month is stil(...)

School children enjoying themselves during the Musical Adventure by RTE National Symphony Orchestra at the National Concert Hall where children from eight to twelve were introduced to the workings of the orchestra. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

1. Almost third of symphysiotomy claims unfounded, report says Over 30 per cent of applications to the Government’s symphysiotomy redress scheme we(...)

John Wayne, Barry Fitzgerald  and Maureen O’Hara in The Quiet Man: “Wife-beating, priest-ridden, blather talking gombeen men getting drunk,” wrote Malachy McCourt this year. Photograph:   from Hollywood Irish by Adrian Frazier, Lilliput Press, courtesy Republic Pictures

The Quiet Man may now be regarded as a classic, but when it was first shown in 1952 the Irish Embassy in Washington feared it would create a false imp(...)