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Castlecomer Discovery Park, in Co Kilkenny. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

GET BACK TO NATURE Dublin City Farm St Anne’s Park, Raheny; free; dublincityfarm.com Dublin County Council’s first urban farm has only been open(...)

A judge has described as extraordinary the fact that almost two thirds of a Co Cork town’s raw sewage is still being pumped directly into a harbour. Image: iStock.

A judge has described as extraordinary the fact that almost two thirds of a Co Cork town’s raw sewage is still being pumped directly into the local ha(...)

Darragh Conboy and John Connolly of Hazel Mountain Chocolate

The Burren’s Wild Honey Inn this week became the first pub in Ireland to win a Michelin star. With an appetite for sourcing fresh produce from indigen(...)

Leitrim Surf Company: one of the nicest ways to explore Leitrim’s tiny but lovely coastline is on stand-up paddle tour

LEINSTER Cycle Wexford’s Euro Velo and the Norman trail Wexford has just launched its 120km section of the EuroVelo 1 route from Rosslare harbour to (...)

Sadie Chowen of the Burren Perfumery: she says she is  obsessed by the smells of the wild landscape surrounding her home and business

As we enter that time of year when perfume sales typically reach their festive peak, here is a sort of a cat-among-the-pigeons question: have you ever(...)

Irish Coast Guard volunteer Caitriona Lucas who died after the rescue boat capsized off the coast of Kilkee in Co Clare.

Originally from near the scenic Corkscrew Hill in the Burren, Co Clare Caitríona Lucas was a 10-year veteran of the Irish Coast Guard. A keen dog lov(...)

Belvedere House, Mullingar, Co Westmeath

My favourite moment in Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice comes when Elizabeth Bennett gets her first look at Mr Darcy’s gaff – the enormous and beauti(...)

Britain’s Prince Charles is to visit Sligo in May, almost 20 years after the first trip to Ireland by the heir to the British throne.

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan has welcomed the decision by Prince Charles and his second wife Camilla Parker Bowles to visit Ireland a(...)

‘It’s a huge disadvantage’: Farmer John Bateman from Meanus, Co Limerick can’t get broadband. Photograph:  Brian Gavin Press 22

John Bateman, Meanus, Co Limerick John Bateman is a beef and dairy farmer from Meanus, Co Limerick. He farms 60 hectares a 20-minute drive from(...)

Live pub recordings sometimes yield a mixed bag that can run the gamut from high-octane energy to raucous and ragged come-all-ye’s. The Burren Back(...)

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