County Carlow

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TJ Maher in his garden Patthana in Co Wicklow, planting summer containers. Photograph: Richard Johnston

What’s the secret to creating a brilliantly colourful, pollinator-friendly display of summer pots that will still look as good in late September as it(...)

Liam and Simone Webb: participants bring life to the farm too as farming can be isolating.

Social farming seems to be a win/win situation if ever there was one. People with intellectual disabilities, individuals struggling with mental health(...)

“No matter how many times I see the Eiffel Tower, it is a sight which I will never tire of.”

There is nothing like a deadline to bring on procrastination. Bake a cake, clean out the hot press or, as I’ve recently succumbed to, embark on perio(...)

Cicero the peacock and owner Andrew Craigie at home by the Aga in Co Meath

We had over 57 varieties of animals at home when I was growing up. The figure seems extraordinary now but we once did a count. Tiny gerbils, elusive h(...)

Bishop Denis Nulty. File photo.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A Catholic diocese has defended its decision to allow a doctor to address a First Communion preparation Mass on her anti-abortion views. Dr Deirdre (...)

This four-bed house of  121sq m  has land on three sides

Address: 2 Maryfield Avenue, Artane, Dublin Agent: GWD Central On a corner site, this four-bedroom, 121sq m (1,304sq ft) house has land on three sid(...)

The Borris Viaduct at Borris, Co Carlow

This short but surprisingly interesting loop takes in some of the most scenic roads in the south-east. It can be comfortably completed on a summer’s e(...)

Artist Stephen McKenna:  Asked by an interviewer in 1990 as to whether he considered himself English, Irish or European, he replied simply: “Yes.” Photograph: Moya Nolan
Obituary: Stephen McKenna

Stephen McKenna Born: March 20th, 1939 Died: May 4th, 2017 The painter Stephen McKenna, who died at his home in Bagenalstown, County Carlow last mo(...)

Perfect cycling conditions for a picturesque loop in Co Clare peppered with monuments and places of interest.  Photograph: Mark McGrath

Start your cycle in the matchmaking centre of the world, Lisdoonvarna, popularised by the Christy Moore song. Cycle south-west on the R478 to Doolin a(...)

Turtle Bunbury in the sittingroom, called the library, of his home on the Lisnavagh estate in Co Carlow. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

Turtle Bunbury is an author, historian and public speaker whose books include the Vanishing Ireland series, The Glorious Madness and, his latest book(...)

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