Gyreum Eco-lodge, Co Sligo: The green roof, made of torched-on mineral felt, slopes into the landscape.

If a new millennium is a time for fresh starts, then Dubliner Colum Stapleton took the concept further than most in January 2000, when he moved from L(...)

Mary McInerney and Jorn Bjerknes on their ‘Lovely Leitrim’ boatel at Keshcarrigan, Co Leitrim. Photograph: Brian Farrell

They got the idea while lazing on a houseboat on the Kerala Backwaters in south India. “I thought, ‘Wouldn’t it be great to do this in Leitrim?’” says(...)

Hazelwood House, Co Sligo, on the shores of Lough Gill. Software developer David Raethorne plans to establish a craft distillery, restaurant and arts initiatives on the site. Photo:Wiki

Hazelwood House on the shores of Lough Gill in Co Sligo, which was built for the Wynne family in the 1720s, has been bought by a software developer w(...)

Before the fire: St Mel’s cathedral, Longford

On Christmas Day 2009, Kevin Fay stood at the entrance to St Mel’s Cathedral in Longford and watched in horror as snow fell on the still smouldering s(...)