Jim Callery: will be honoured at an event in Finland in May co-hosted by tenor Plácido Domingo and EU commissioner  Tibor Navracsics. Photograph: Ruth Lanigan/Irish Heritage Trust

The founder of the Irish National Famine Museum in Co Roscommon has won a major European award recognising work in the heritage field. Jim Callery h(...)

Gardaí in Boyle are investigating a crash in which a motorcyclist died  on the N5 between Strokestown and Scramoge Cross at about 8pm on Friday. File photograph: Google Street View

A motorcyclist has been killed following a collision with a tractor in Co Roscommon. Gardaí in Boyle are investigating the crash, which occurred on (...)

Some of the larger boats on the Shannon cost upwards of €2,000 to hire weekly in high season. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

If the Wild Atlantic Way has revitalised parts of the northwest and the east coast hopes to emulate that success with Ireland’s Ancient East, what abo(...)

 Strokestown House in Co Roscommon. Strokestown locals are joining forces with the estate in a bid to transform their community into an internationally-known heritage attraction.

The people of Strokestown, a small rural town in Co Roscommon, are joining forces with the local “Big House” in a bid to transform their community int(...)

Michael Frain, chief fire officer and chair of the Roscommon Leader Partnership in Ballaghaderreen, Co Rocommon .Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times

Ballaghaderreen is not alone. Streets empty of residents and small businesses is a pattern all too familiar in small town Ireland. Adding greatly t(...)

Pádraig Mulligan with Frank Giblin and Colin McCusker in Mulligan’s Hardware and Bar, Ballaghaderreen, Co Roscommon. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The woman was a stranger to Ballaghaderreen, Co Roscommon, that night about two years ago. It was quiet, and dark. The visitor was surprised. “Everybo(...)

Derek Evans (The Irish Times) with a 3kg pike from the Duck Pond at Lanesborough. Photograph, Mike Flanagan

In an effort to put Lanesborough back onto the international stage as one of the finest coarse angling venues, the Lough Ree North Angling Hub is gear(...)

“McKenna’s Fort,”  a play about Roger Casement’s role in the Rising will have its world premiere next week at the New Theatre in Dublin’s Temple Bar.

St Patrick’s Day, 1916 St Patrick’s Day 1916 was a very busy one for the Irish Volunteers in their last public engagement before the Easter Rising.(...)

Strokestown Park House,  the new home of the clock

A grandfather clock that plays God Save the Queen when wound up has been acquired by Strokestown Park, the country house and tourist attraction in Co (...)