Ballybunion sea-swimmers: Bridget McCarthy (from left), Dee Keogh , Cathy Sadlier, Helen McSweeney and Fiona McLoughlin . Photograph: Domnick Walsh

Our series on tourist hotspots across Ireland stops in the Kerry town of Ballybunion where the season is short and little has changed Sunda(...)

Dungarvan’s popularity has been hugely boosted by the Waterford Greenway, a 46km cycle trail that follows a disused railway line to Waterford city

The county that surrounds Ireland’s oldest city has everything you could want from an Irish holiday. Seaside resorts – both brash and bashful – line t(...)

 Mary Lincoln and her daughter, Katie, owners of Ardmore Pottery in Waterford, are looking foward to reopening. Photograph: Mary Browne

Steve the capuchin monkey is dying to get visitors back, says Bridget Collins as she leads the way to the monkey enclosure at the farm and wildlife pa(...)

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(...)

Movers and shakers: some of the people to Watch in 2020

The hottest young talent set to make waves in the worlds of politics, fashion, food, sport, activism, art, film and TV, sustainability, entrepreneur(...)

Cliff House Hotel chef Ian Doyle with the stuffed trout dish. Photopraph: Patrick Browne

WHOLE ROAST TROUT WITH HERB STUFFING AND MUSSEL CREAM SAUCE Though simple to cook and easy to prepare in advance, this roast fish from Ian Doyle of C(...)

 Patrick Quirke of Breanshamore, Co Tipperary: jailed for  the murder of 52-year-old Bobby Ryan. Photograph:  Collins Courts

The Court of Appeal has heard that an appeal by Tipperary farmer, Patrick Quirke, against his conviction last year for the murder of Bobby Ryan could (...)

Adare Manor.

With the country slowly emerging from a lockdown the like of which has never been seen before, people will be anxious to escape the confines of their (...)

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(...)

Yoga at the Cliff House Hotel

Wellness is for life, not just for the post-Christmas. Still, booking a restorative break is a chance to give the mind, body and soul a top-of-year ki(...)

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