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The Avonmore is unlike most Irish rivers – quick and clear and flowing through deep woods, it provides a glimpse of how the river valleys once looked before the country was deforested.

T he Avonmore in Co Wicklow makes a case for being one of Ireland’s great rivers. What it lacks in length and volume, it makes up with sheer spirit, (...)

 Designer Helen James  at her Terenure home. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Helen James was exposed to art and design from a very early age, growing up in the grounds of the Chester Beatty Library in Shrewsbury Road, where he(...)

Splash out on a couple of throws and scatter cushions

Seasonal redecoration is something that, as far as I know, no one ever does. Despite what interiors magazines might have you believe, it’s difficult t(...)

The Old School House, Avoca

If walls could speak, The Old School House in Avoca would have some stories to tell. As the name suggests, it was built in 1887 as a school, but 120 (...)

Treat your tootsies with these gold-padded metallic mules for €550 from Gucci, or walk tall in these metallic mules for €29.99 from H&M

ON CREST OFA WAVE Tonn is the Irish for wave; it’s also the name of a new menswear range just launched in Avoca, inspired by Ireland’s Atlantic coast(...)

Artist’s impression of the dripping glacier at the Cool Planet Experience, which is due to open at the Powerscourt Estate in early 2017. Picture: Martello Media

Dripping glaciers, extreme weather rooms and trees with pulsating hearts are among some of the high-tech exhibits planned for a climate change centre (...)

 Navan Co  Meath: For the first quarter of 2016, overall residential sales for Co Meath were down on 2015. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

For the first quarter of 2016, overall residential sales for Co Meath were down on 2015. Figures from myhome.ie show that transactions during the Jan(...)

Young Irelander Thomas Davis was born in Mallow and there’s a statue of him in front of the town’s Clock House.

Situated at the crossroads of Munster, Mallow, Co Cork is one of the Golden Vale’s main market towns. The Vale’s rich grasslands are home to Ireland’s(...)

The Vartry lower reservoir, at Roundwood, Co Wicklow. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Plans have been drawn up to upgrade the 150-year-old water treatment plant at the Vartry reservoir in Co Wicklow, at a cost of up to €200 million. I(...)

Redressing the balance: organisers of Our Table pop-up restaurant Fiona Corbett (left) and Michelle Darmody (second right) with Annet Mphahlele (second left) and Ellie Kisyombe: “This is another way of bringing in people, making friendships.” Photograph: Eric Luke

This month marks 16 years since a temporary measure for housing asylum seekers became the long-term limbo thousands of people have been channelled th(...)

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