The start: Park at St Patrick’s College Maynooth, Co Kildare.

This is a really pleasant route, rich in history and interesting places, incorporating two short cycles along canal towpaths, two historical houses (t(...)

Three-year-old Rocco Ulrich in Fitzgerald’s Park, Cork city. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Compiled by Jennifer O’Connell, Damian Cullen, Sylvia Thompson, Leonie Corcoran, Lorna Siggins, Noel O’Reilly and Malachy Clerkin ANTRIM Carnfu(...)

Sizing John and Robbie Power winning the Coral Punchestown Gold Cup at Punchestown: Photograph:  Alain Barr

Sizing John is to be aimed at the £1 million bonus for winning the Betfair Chase at Haydock, the King George VI Chase at Kempton and the Cheltenham Go(...)

Growing in an Irish climate, with a little help from a polytunnel

A number of books, blogs, Twitter and Instagram feeds are inspiring a new generation of Irish gardeners to push the boundaries of hardiness by experim(...)

Lismore, Co Waterford: Situated close to the river Blackwater, Lismore is a charming and historical town with a wealth of heritage to discover

A round practically every corner in Ireland’s Ancient East you can discover fascinating echoes of the past. This region holds some of the world’s fin(...)

Aisling White and Alan Mulligan Both from Dublin, Aisling (29) and Alan (30) met at 14 when they worked together in their local newsagents. They go(...)

Damien English,  rugby star Jamie Heaslip and Tegral managing director Paddy Kelly launch Tegral roofing academy in March 2015.

Building materials group, Tegral, returned to profit in 2014 on the back of a 36 per cent increase in turnover. Tegral, which manufactures slate and(...)

Before breakfast, with a ballot box yet to be opened, The National Interest was taken down from the mantelpiece and dusted off. This most precious of(...)

Aoife proposed to  her husband Niall

I’m down on one knee looking up at Niall, my boyfriend of five years. I’ve gotten him into the Iveagh Gardens in Dublin city centre, the scene of one(...)

Church of Ireland notes

The spring issue of the Church of Ireland journal, Search, edited by Canon Ginnie Kennerley, will be available this weekend. An excerpt from the late(...)