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Ceiling detail at the Conrad hotel just off St Stephen’s Green, Dublin

It’s a sure sign that the economy is on the up and up when hotels are back refurbishing their rooms. The usual eight-year cycle was disrupted over the(...)

Pippa Middleton and  husband James Matthews: stayed at the Eccles Hotel, Glengarriff,  for the wedding of  college friend Camilla Campion-Awwad to Oliver Jenkinson. Photograph:  Provision

Tayto crisp sandwiches at midnight and a picnic on sub-tropical Garnish Island were some of the highlights of a weekend in west Cork for Pippa Middlet(...)

The Coorycommane Loop  is 4.8km long but is graded strenuous with some steep climbing. The walk takes between 1.5 and two hours

In just a few short kilometres this fine little trail near Glengarriff explores lush woods and open heath high above Bantry Bay. The trailhead is besi(...)

Take a winter break, with added pamering, at Castlemartyr Resort in Cork

Cinderella pop-up On January 25th-27th, the London hotel Dorsett Shepherds Bush plays host to a fashion pop-up under its golden atrium. Hotel guests (...)

The Jailbreak Triathlon in Cobh is a little more challenging than most as the name might suggest. Photo: Getty Images

There was something oddly familiar about lying on the flat of my back on the soft carpet floor of the Commodore Hotel in Cobh early last Sunday mornin(...)

Six white-tailed sea eagle chicks have flown from their nests in Ireland in 2016, making it the most successful year yet for a project to re-introduce the birds in the State. Photograph: iStock/Getty.

Six white-tailed sea eagle chicks have flown from their nests in Ireland in 2016, making it the most successful year yet for a project to re-introduce(...)

Time for a break from the bike: Looking out to Bantry Bay and the Caha Mountains from Bere Island. Photographs: Lenny Antonelli

The whistle-stop schedules of tourists visiting Ireland can sound exhausting. The Ring of Kerry and Giant’s Causeway in one week? “They should just sp(...)

White-tailed sea-eagle: a sea eagle breeding programme began four years ago on Garnish Island at Glengarriff in Bantry Bay

The first white-tailed sea eagle to fledge in Co Cork in over 125 years has been spotted flying around Garnish Island at Glengarriff in Bantry Bay. C(...)

View across the pool in the Italian garden of Garinish Island in Co Cork. Photograph: Richard Johnston

If you’ve ever made the short journey from the handsome market town of Kenmare in Co Kerry to Garinish Island in Co Cork, you’ll know that it’s a rou(...)

Jan Linzel: “You have no idea how quiet it is when you are hanging in the air.” Photograph: Michael MacSweeney/Provision

It’s not every day that a war hero celebrates his 100th birthday, so it was perhaps appropriate that the Royal Netherlands Air Force sent their 30-str(...)

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