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Queen Maeve of Connacht is one of the Irish kings and queens whose lives you can follow around Ireland. Illustration: Expedia

The history of Ireland, with our tales of battles and intrigue, kidnappings and murders, plus our strong women who ruled the land, would offer a rich (...)

Solis Lough Eske Castle in Co Donegal welcomes dogs, who are allowed anywhere on the grounds – which provide ample opportunity for walks and runs.

From pointy-eared handbag dogs to doe-eyes spaniels, you’ll see canines great and small in hotels and restaurants around Europe, most notably in Franc(...)

Estimates of how many died vary from 300 to 800, a remarkably low figure given the ferocity of the storm

The Night of the Big Wind was the most devastating storm ever recorded in Irish history. Known as Gaeilge as “Oíche na Gaoithe Móire”, the hurricane o(...)

 Archbishop  Michael Jackson:  Photograph: ‘We were told two years ago that what happened to Jonathan Corrie would never happen again.’ Photograph: Matt Kavanagh / THE IRISH TIMES

Homelessness in Dublin is a local, national and international scandal, Church of Ireland Archbishop Michael Jackson has said. The city was “now a pl(...)

Former president Mary McAleese taking wine after receiving Communion at Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin, in 1997. Photograph: Frank Miller

Former president of Ireland Mary McAleese has been appointed among the first ever honorary lay ecumenical canons at the Church of Ireland’s Christ Chu(...)

This is Glendasan Valley and funnily enough there’s an indistinct track above it called Madman’s Road

What makes perfectly sane people slog up mountains, muscles screaming, water sloshing around their ankles, looking absolutely horrendous in their wool(...)

Pilgrim walkers approaching Ballinagee Bridge on St Kevin's Way
A pilgrim’s walk in Wicklow

Valleymount, Co Wicklow, was a place I had never been to, but was aware of, since its appellation always struck me as an oxymoron. Then I discovered i(...)

The scene at Military Road, Glencree, on Sunday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Gardaí have arrested a man in his 30s in connection with the discovery of female body parts in Co Wicklow. The man was arrested on Tuesday evening in(...)

The way gin is served – fishbowl-style glasses with garnishes  – adds to its fashionability. Photograph: Getty Images

No other drink has had such an image turnaround as gin. Such are the currently booming sales of the spirit in Ireland and abroad that the drinks indus(...)

Croneybyrne House, Rathdrum, Co Wicklow

Mel and Simon Carlyle lived happily in the Cotswolds but wanted an adventure. They were looking for an English-speaking country where Simon could cont(...)

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