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Killamuck Bog Loop, Co Laois
10 great family walks for Christmas
  • Travel
  • December 24, 2019, 06:00

Most of us will doubtless be glad of a Christmastime escape from the clutches of the workplace. A few days cooped up en famille, however, and cabin fe(...)

Gothic Dublin gate at Markree Castle near Sligo

The arrival of a new Pevsner in the magisterial Buildings of Ireland series is something to cherish, causing a frisson of excitement in the normally s(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar hailed the “biggest investment in rural Ireland ever” as he announced the signing of the contract for the National Broadband Plan at an event in Glendalough Co Wicklow. Illustration: Getty

Some 300 towns and villages across Ireland are to get high-speed internet hubs while they await the arrival of the National Broadband Plan. The full l(...)

Dick Glennon, Charlie Talbot, Tom O’Toole and retired Bord na Mona employees Harry Boyle and Michael Farrell from  Edenderry Men’s Shed

A few kilometres south of Edenderry, near the Offaly-Kildare border, a Bord na Móna power plant is pumping blue smoke out of a red and white chimney. (...)

Appeals have been made for the whereabouts of 24-year-old Cameron McClements from Hillsborough, Co Down who went missing whilst working at the Electric Picnic festival in County Laois earlier this week.

Appeals have been made for information on the whereabouts of a 24-year-old Electric Picnic worker who mysteriously disappeared from the festival on hi(...)

Making rooms for nature: members of Portlaoise Men’s Shed with nest boxes for birds and mammals outside their workshops. Photograph: Johanna McDonald Steenkist

“We would have been better off in our nude. We were drenched to the skin the whole time,” Dominic Kessie recalls wryly. He and his colleagues from Po(...)

Thalia wearing white Thalia embellished lace bomber (€2995), Kristen tulle skirt (€495) from Louise Kennedy’s Spring-Summer 2019 collection, which was unveiled at Ballyfin Demesne, Co Laois, on Tuesday. Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

The “Louise Kennedy Roadshow” set off by bus from Dublin on Tuesday to Ballyfin Demesne in Co Laois for an exclusive preview of the designer’s new spr(...)

Exterior of Eglinton Hostel direct provision centre in Salthill Galway. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien

A number of commercial hotels in the east of the country are being used as temporary direct provision centres to meet the rise in demand for accommoda(...)

Alissa Blundell in her shop Horse ’N’ Riders in Abbeyleix, Co Laois. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

Dating back to the 1800s when its current development started, Abbeyleix is one of Ireland’s oldest planned estate towns. Surrounded by hinterlands th(...)

Rebecca Taylor, Nadine Kelly and Katie Flaherty all from Ballinasloe, Co Galway at the 2017 ploughing championships. Photograph: Tom Honan

President Michael D Higgins officially opened the 87th National Ploughing Championships on Tuesday. Traffic is reported to be a little busy approach(...)

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