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The flight of the little golden swallow is a Wilde-related idea aimed at the revitalisation of Enniskillen tourism. Photograph: Brian Morrison.

Enniskillen, the spot where Oscar Wilde spent his school days, is marking the connection with Wildean events in the pipeline, and kicking off with the(...)

Ashford Castle in Cong, Co Mayo

Hotels may have opened up but the short-term outlook for Ireland’s tourism industry and for airlines remains uncertain at best. Hoteliers were being (...)

Ballynahinch castle

WE MAY NOT BE ABLE TO HOLIDAY ANYWHERE JUST YET, BUT WE ALL NEED SOMETHING TO LOOK FORWARD TO THIS YEAR. FROM LUXURY SPLURGES TO FAMILY CAMPING AND(...)

Belmond Grand Hibernian: the service will not resume in 2021

Ireland’s first luxury sleeper train, the Belmond Grand Hibernian – a sister train to the Orient Express – is to pull out of Ireland. Belmond, the co(...)

Ballynahinch

Restrictions are easing, it’s time to make a break for it. Whatever you’re in the mood for, here are some of the best holidays in Ireland this summe(...)

Winter walks

Hiking in the outdoors is a great way of staying in shape, and a well-proven gateway to a healthy and positive lifestyle. At summer’s end however, man(...)

 Vicki O’Toole, owner JJ O’Toole Ltd in Limerick. Photograph: Liam Burke/Press 22

Before Vicki O’Toole made the plunge into business, her life moved at an altogether more leisurely pace. A regular on the golf course for a 9.20am tee(...)

Best country house breakfast: Longueville House, Mallow, Co Cork

The champions of breakfast across Ireland have just been announced with two castles on the Wild Atlantic Way taking gold in the top tier categories, a(...)

Ballyfin, Co Laois: privacy, security and Irish hospitality. Photograph: Ballyfin

The hotel industry has welcomed the strong showing of Irish hotels in Condé Nast’s annual best hotels in the world, including Ballyfin in Co Laois whi(...)

Guess who’s cooking dinner? Fifteen of Ireland’s top chefs are swapping kitchens  and tickets have just gone on sale

If you’ve ever wondered what it was like to dine on roast quail and chateaubriand in the rarified surroundings of Le Coq Hardi, former taoiseach Char(...)

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