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The Irish Hot Air Ballooning Championships begin September 23rd at  Birr Castle Gardens.  Brenda Fitzsimons

Up, up and away  Look to the skies this week as Birr Castle Gardens hosts the 48th Annual Irish Hot Air Ballooning Championships. About 30 ballo(...)

An immersive experience at the Peter Harrison Planetarium at the Observatory in Greenwich, London. Photograph: © National Maritime Museum, London

Travel broadens the mind, and what better way to see the big picture than a trip away to learn more about the Universe. If your journey takes you to L(...)

Children enjoy the kids’ club at The Johnstown Estate. Photograph: Julien Behal

The Easter holidays are just ahead and there are plenty of ways to entertain the children in your life over the next two weeks. Here is a selection of(...)

Hold on to your heads for Halloween, celebrating the 3,000-year-old Celtic festival of Samhain

Spirits of Meath As befits the birth place of Halloween, the roots of which lie in the 3,000-year-old Celtic festival of Samhain, no county takes the(...)

Mary Poppins is coming to the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre

Kids and Christmas go together and nowhere with more gusto than at the Panto. Oh yes they do! What’s more, laugh for laugh, no entertainment offers b(...)