Lisheen

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Tinakilly Lodge, Co Wicklow: this stunning property has movie star good looks more typically found in the Hollywood Hills than just outside Wicklow Town.  Available from €5,900 a week

Guests at Lisheen Castle, Tipperary can opt for the full “Downton” experience during their stay. The castle sleeps 19 so if you can fill it (...)

Paul and Gary O’Donovan with the steak and spuds presented to them from Gary ‘Spike’ O’Sullivan. Photograph: Inpho

Olympic silver medallists, Gary and Paul O’Donovan spoke of their astonishment at the reception they have received in west Cork since returning home f(...)

 Paul O’Donovan celebrates winning gold at the World Lightweight Single Sculls final in Rotterdam on Saturday. Photograph: Herman Dingler/Inpho

It was his last hurrah. Paul O’Donovan is 22, but he is already putting away one of his loves and moving forward with a bigger project. The Olympic b(...)

Irish rowers Paul and Gary O’Donovan celebrate winning a silver medal at the Rio Olympics. Photograph: ©INPHO/James Crombie

Up to 10,000 people are due to attend the homecoming of Olympic silver medallists Gary and Paul O’Donovan next week in Skibbereen, Co Cork. The rowe(...)

Somewhere special: 18th century Lisheen Castle, Co Tipperary

The Christmas period, while joyous and festive, can be fraught with planning frustration. For some, a hotel stay just doesn’t provide the same sens(...)

Cabra Castle, Co Cavan  Book yourself into one of the 12 luxury rooms in the original castle part of Cabra Castle for the full aristo(...)

Huge crowds turned out at Rathmore railway station to welcome home the victorious Kerry senior and minor football teams yesterday evening. Photograph: Eamonn Keogh

“Country roads, take me home/ To the place I belong.” The voice may have been John Denver’s but the sentiment was surely felt by all of the 2,000 or s(...)

At the Urlingford Arms in Urlingford, Co  Kilkenny, yesterday, from left:  Shauna Cleere, Thomas Broderick (Kilkenny fan) and his son Conor (Tipp fan)  watch  the game. Photograph:  Dylan Vaughan

And. . . breathe.The neutrals may welcome another shot at an All-Ireland hurling final but can the locals in Kilkenny and Tipperary bear it? Will the(...)

Connemara Mining chairman John Teeling: the zinc industry is finally coming back to life. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Exploration firm Connemara Mining has awarded an exploration licence for a zinc prospect in Co Kilkenny.The Prospecting License 3313 is located to the(...)

Lisheen Mine in Co Tipperary, where Mario Francis (49)  was killed in a rock fall on Thursday. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The body of the mine-worker killed in an underground rockfall on Thursday will be repatriated to his native Philippines(...)

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