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The Commercial Inn, Rathdowney, Co Laois. Most locals said they were not opposed to the accommodation centre but would have appreciated some advance notice.  Photograph: Sorcha Pollak

On the road leading into Rathdowney, just before the Co Laois town’s large market square, sits a whitewashed building with a bright red door called th(...)

Book lovers  waiting to enter the Secret Garden venue at last year’s  Dalkey Book Festival. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Later today, well over 100,000 people will congregate at Slane and Malahide to hear, respectively, the venerable sounds of Metallica and the even more(...)

Roz Purcell on Slievenamon

Nothing beats a good meal after a hike in the great outdoors. Here, food writers and hikers share their favourite walks around Ireland, with a great p(...)

Wilton Castle, in Co Wexford. Photograph: James Fenlon

It may not be very often that a vote of thanks is offered to the Irish Revenue Commissioners. Yet without them who would find the way to lock 26 on th(...)

The scene near the Nine Stones scenic area in Borris, Co Carlow where a car crashed in the early hours of Sunday morning. Photograph: Alan Betson

A 16-year-old boy killed when the car he was driving struck a wall on a mountain road at the weekend has been named as Eamon Kavanagh. There were fou(...)

 The scene near the Nine Stones scenic area in Borris, Co Carlow where a car crashed in the early hours of Sunday morning. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A 16-year-old boy has been killed and another is in a critical condition following a crash in Co Carlow in the early hours of Sunday morning. The in(...)

Giving judgment President of the Court of Appeal Mr Justice George Birmingham noted the injured party has been invited to spend Christmas with the men who attacked him at their home.

The Court of Appeal has almost doubled the prison sentences of two men who set fire to a car with a bound and gagged prisoner in the boot, in what was(...)

Visit the tomb of King Tutankhamun and see the ancient Pyramids and timeworn Sphinx with a visit to Egypt.

Historic heroes and present day paradise Visit the tomb of King Tutankhamun and see the ancient Pyramids and timeworn Sphinx with a visit to Egypt. (...)

Last year vinyl releases outsold digital downloads for the first time
Why vinyl refuses to die
  • Music
  • April 28, 2018, 06:30

Eight years ago, gonzo celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain published a book entitled Medium Raw, which contained a scathing chapter about the phenomenon o(...)

Dan  paddles down the Barrow river in an open-top Canadian canoe

The canoe might be the finest vessel ever built for the traveller. In a canoe you can explore slowly and intently, just like walking or cycling, but f(...)

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