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Winter walks

Hiking in the outdoors is a great way of staying in shape, and a well-proven gateway to a healthy and positive lifestyle. At summer’s end however, man(...)

Timothy McGrath  will represent Ireland at the International Science and Engineering Fair in California next May. Photograph: Keith Arkins

A student who developed a biofilter to combat “dead zones” in oceans and freshwater, has been named overall winner of SciFest 2019. Timothy McGrath, (...)

Lot 849: A pair of Chinese Qing dynasty peach bowls.

A frantic bidding war which ended in just three minutes saw two small Chinese peach bowls sell at Sheppard’s auction house in Durrow for €100,000 – al(...)

St Canice’s Credit Union in Kilkenny and Bagenalstown Credit Union in Carlow have passed special resolutions for a merger. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

Two Leinster credit unions are eying up a merger that would create one of the country’s largest such lenders if the deal is given the green light by (...)

Rebecca Taylor, Nadine Kelly and Katie Flaherty all from Ballinasloe, Co Galway at the 2017 ploughing championships. Photograph: Tom Honan

President Michael D Higgins officially opened the 87th National Ploughing Championships on Tuesday. Traffic is reported to be a little busy approach(...)

Ballymaloe House Hotel and Cookery School, Co Cork

There’s something very soothing about spending Sunday night in a luxury hotel, snoozing late on Monday morning, knowing that the rest of the populatio(...)

The Swiss Cottage outside Cahir, Co Tipperary, is a fairy-book cottage orné with a curving thatched roof, ideal for a family excursion.

Ireland is fortunate to have so many architectural remains of our ancestors surviving still in the landscape, stretching right back to when we first s(...)

Zara’s Planet: people told Zara Stassin that her equestrian-holiday company would never work. Today she sends more than 1,600 people to their own horsey heaven in more than 30 countries

Anyone over 40 will remember how the late, great Gillian Bowler put package holidays on the map here with Budget Travel. The original low-cost-marketi(...)

The attraction, developed at a cost of €15 million, has transformed tourism in the county, according Waterford chief executive officer Michael Walsh

The Waterford Greenway has taken first prize in a national competition aimed at encouraging community initiatives. The Waterford Greenway scooped go(...)

The Killarney Park Hotel, owned by Padraig and Janet Treacy

TripAdvisor has named the top ten Irish hotels for 2018 in the traveller’s choice awards. The Killarney Park Hotel, owned by Padraig and Janet Treacy,(...)

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