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St John’s Hall, Birr, Co Offaly

Often, we take for granted the architectural gems that are close by. But, with more people holidaying in Ireland this summer, it’s a perfect time to d(...)

WE PICK OUT SOME CREATIVE WAYS TO SPEND THE WARMER MONTHS AS COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS GRADUALLY EASE Things you can do this weekend and all summer (...)

A tent from pamperthecamper.com

If necessity is the mother of invention you could say that boredom is its father. It was “pure boredom” that prompted Shane O’Ciardhubhaín and his wi(...)

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(...)

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