Drumshanbo

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 Darragh McGowan (18-months-old) checks out his family’s entry, ‘Does my Bum Look Big in This’ at the stylish silage competition in Drumshanbo. Photograph:  Brian Farrell

Last week visitors to Drumshanbo in Co Leitrim would have encountered an unusual art exhibition; more than 70 colourful sculptures made out of silage (...)

Shed Distillery founder Patrick J Rigney: “The term ‘hard’ is not in my business vocabulary.”

For three decades, Patrick J Rigney was instrumental in Ireland’s drinks industry, establishing brands such as Baileys as global leaders. Before estab(...)

Community spirit: locals turned out in force during the campaign to save Aughavas post office.

Booker prize winning novelist DBC Pierre once said that there is no cure for Leitrim hospitality, except more Leitrim hospitality. It’s not the sloga(...)

The Shed distillery is opening a  €1.5m   visitor centre in 2018, which will see staff numbers almost double

The first whiskey produced in Connacht in over 100 years comes of age this week, with a large number of early casks already pre-sold to buyers who inc(...)

Pat Gilroy: It was under his watch that Dublin began to run the senior football team as a business. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

There has been a lot of talk this summer about ‘the gap’ between the few elite Gaelic football counties and the rest. The way Dublin dismantled Tyron(...)

Sorcha has gone away for the weekend to a Himalayan Spa Retreat in a hotel on the R280 just as you’re coming into Drumshanbo. She’s having something d(...)

Coláiste Chiaráin, Luimneach.

Irish speaking students at a high school in Canada have joined tens of thousands of students across Ireland in the annual Gaeilge24 challenge. Now i(...)

Former minister for health Dr James Reilly. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

“I remind Senator Reilly that what happens in the bar remains in the bar.” Words guaranteed to grab attention on a slow day around Leinster House. W(...)

Adrian Kelly from Cloone, Co Leitrim, passing a former shop (left) and a house which are both surrounded by forestry. “How can you live with trees coming up to your door?” Photograph: Brian Farrell

A late-night text recently summoned farmers to a protest in Aughnasheelin, near Ballinamore, Co Leitrim. The next morning, at 7.30am, they began to qu(...)

The event will highlight  indigenous business successes such as medical devices company VistaMed (above)

Leitrim County Council is to host a business showcase in Dublin next week to encourage investment in the county. The event will highlight a number o(...)

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