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Hotel of the year:  Adare Manor, Adare, Co Limerick

Adare Manor has been hailed as the best hotel in Ireland while the Strawberry Tree at Brooklodge has won the gong for best restaurant at the 2019 Geor(...)

Killian McNulty on a Milo Baughman grey velour sofa at home in Clontarf, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Every item in Killian McNulty’s home in Clontarf, a stylishly modernised 1940s semi that he shares with his wife, artist/lighting designer Niamh Barry(...)

The Nightmare Realm’s extreme walk-through horror event, Haunt Dublin, at the RDS, is not for the faint-hearted. Photograph: Miki Barlok

Picnics and poltergeists The only way to watch a movie at Halloween is through your fingers. Scare yourself silly at an outdoor screening of Spielber(...)

Fr Norman Davitt does not smoke and has lived moderately, but says: “The genes are good.”

It will be a long time before we see the likes of Fr Norman Davitt again. He is 96 and on August 19th, he will celebrate the 70th anniversary of his (...)

Children at the launch of  Cruinniú na Cásca 2017 which will take place on Easter Monday in Dublin city centre. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Details have been announced of a major public initiative as a follow up to last year’s successful Reflecting the Rising. All 31 local authorities wi(...)

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(...)

__________ Family hotels __________ 1 Woodlands House Hotel, Co Limerick  The Fitzgerald family have been welcoming guests to the(...)

May was wet, cold and miserable everywhere. Most stations around the country with the exception of a few on the western seaboard had their coolest May for between five and 19 years. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Most parts of the country had the coldest May in almost 20 years with temperatures well below normal for the time of year. It was also an exceptiona(...)