County Kildare

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The Green-Veined White butterfly, now  in moderate decline in Ireland. Photograph: Dr Liam Lysaght.

Most people walking alongside the restored pond on the Castletown estate in Co Kildare would barely notice the tiny purple wildflower beneath their fe(...)

Save the Barrow line committee members Marie Kinsella, Olivia O’Leary and Anne Butler: An Bord Pleanála has rejected a Waterways Ireland plan for a hard surface along the towpath. Photograph: Alan Betson

Broadcaster Olivia O’Leary loves the Barrow, the longest of the Three Sister rivers that rises in the Slieve Blooms and marks the boundary between Kil(...)

Gendered toilets and PE and the misuse of pronouns are among issues raised by transgender activists. Photograph: iStock

Rural schools could be places of welcome and sanctuary for young transgender people and yet they present these students with some of the greatest chal(...)

Rye River head brewer Bill Laukitis

If you’ve picked up an Irish craft beer in the supermarket over the past number of years, there’s a good chance it was made by Rye River. The Kildare (...)

Milltown, Co Kildare, the hometown of killer Kennenth O’Reilly. Photograph: Google Street View

The husband of a woman who was murdered has called for her killer to be banned for life from entering Co Kildare. Kenneth O’Reilly was given a life s(...)

Co Kildare is one of seven council administrative areas eligible for the Pyrite Resolution Board scheme. Photograph: iStock

I’ve been living in the UK for the past 15 years and I’m about to make an offer on a house in Kildare. When I mentioned this to a friend back home, th(...)

Martin Kelleher working on Kelleher’s Christmas Tree Farm, Brannockstown, Naas, Co. Kildare. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Christmas tree farmer, Martin Kelleher says the part of growing Christmas trees he enjoys most is selling them to the public. From December 1st to 23r(...)

Elizabeth O’Kelly: “She was very quiet . . . She would have reminded you of Miss Marple.” Photograph: Alf Harvey

Fr Seán Kelly says that when Elizabeth O’Kelly gave him €12,000 to help fund the painting of the Catholic Church in Stradbally, Co Laois, she insisted(...)

Three to try: Larkins’ new lager,  Rascals Raspberry Sundae IPA and Whiplash’s  American wheat beer

What do you do with your empty beer cans? Toss them on the grass if you’re Don Draper in that famous episode of Mad Men, where he takes his family for(...)

It’s tempting to water everything in sight, but you need to prioritise. Photograph: Getty

Signs of the prolonged heat and lack of rainfall are showing everywhere in Irish gardens, from sun-burnt lawns to wilting foliage and drooping flowers(...)

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