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The diningroom at Martinstown, Ballysax, Co Kildare. The tables in many of these country houses  can sit  from 12 to 30 people. Photograph: James Fennell

“I love going to our meetings,” says Hannah Flynn of Roundwood House in Co Laois. Hannah is chairman of The Hidden Ireland organisation and it’s no wo(...)

Brenda Fricker as the quintessential Irish Mammy, Bridget Fagan Brown, in My Left Foot

“Irish Mammy”: two small words – but one magnificent and treasured institution. As stereotypes go, you’d be hard pressed to find one more enduring and(...)

Burren boreen. Photograph: David Kavanagh

No matter what way you look at it, cycling is booming. Encouraged by the Cycle to Work Scheme, more and more people are realising the benefits of comm(...)

Teresa Wall  claimed she tripped and fell after her foot had snagged in a hole in one of the old railway sleepers that made up a boardwalk. Photograph: Collins

The High Court has overturned a €40,000 damages award to a hillwalker over injuries suffered when she fell on a boardwalk on the Wicklow Way. In a si(...)

One of the rooms in the Luggala estate in Co Wicklow. Photograph: Antonio Martinelli

Businessman Denis O’Brien is understood to be interested in buying the Luggala estate in Co Wicklow which is on the market for €28 million. Mr O’Brie(...)

Luggala, Co Wicklow: it was offered officially for sale by the trustees of Barbican International Corporation, a Guernsey-based Guinness family trust

Minister of State Michael Ring has appealed to the Guinness family to donate its ancestral home of Luggala Lodge and lands in Co Wicklow to the State(...)

Teresa Wall was awarded €40,000 damages  after falling while walking the Wicklow Way. Photograph: Courts Collins.

The High Court will rule next year on an appeal against a decision awarding a hillwalker €40,000 for injuries suffered after she tripped and fell on a(...)

Teresa Wall  after the opening day of an appeal hearing. She had claimed the National Parks and Wildlife Service allowed a defect in the Wicklow Way boardwalk, creating a tripping hazard. Photograph: Collins/Courts

An appeal by the National Parks and Wildlife Service against a finding that it was liable for injuries suffered by a hillwalker in Co Wicklow is of “s(...)

Former referee Pat McEnaney: “It’s something that’s happening within our association and has been going on a long time.” Photograph: Morgan Treacy/INPHO

A former head of the GAA’s referee committee has said a “culture change” is needed among supporters to prevent assaults and abuse of officials at gam(...)

The Avonmore is unlike most Irish rivers – quick and clear and flowing through deep woods, it provides a glimpse of how the river valleys once looked before the country was deforested.

T he Avonmore in Co Wicklow makes a case for being one of Ireland’s great rivers. What it lacks in length and volume, it makes up with sheer spirit, (...)

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