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Ireland, County Cork, Beara Peninsula, Ring of Beara, Eyeries, colorful houses

What do you see when you see rows of brightly coloured houses, or strips of sherbet buildings? A postcard-perfect village? Evidence of a community wor(...)

The report found that upgrade works are needed to protect four beaches with poor quality bathing water at Clifden, Co Galway;  Merrion Strand, Loughshinny; and Sandymount strands in Co Dublin. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

There are 38 towns and villages across the State discharging raw sewage into the environment, according to a new report from the Environmental Protect(...)

Photograph: Eoin Rafferty

Nuala O’Connor (aka Nuala Ní Chonchúir) is a writer and poet who has published 14 books, most recently her fourth novel, Becoming Belle. Raised in Pal(...)

Kay McEvilly: knew every plant, shrub and tree that thrived on the peaty soil in her hotel’s grounds.

Catherine (Kay) McEvilly Born: January 8th, 1940 Died: June 25th, 2018 Kay McEvilly, owner of the popular Cashel House Hotel near Roundstone in Con(...)

Restoration drama: the builder found a huge beam, riddled with woodworm, on a restoration project. After lengthy treatment it  became a unique mantelpiece.

Every summer we walked along a stony seashore, picking up bits of driftwood, coconut husks and metal buoys thrown up by the winter storms. On the adja(...)

Cashel House Hotel owner Kay McEvilly with her son, Frank.

Cashel House Hotel was built in 1840 by George Emerson, a great-great-grandfather of the current owner, Kay McEvilly. She purchased the house with her(...)

Top of the sales lists was Jack B Yeats, whose Morning Glory rose above its top estimate to make €175,000 (€80,000–€120,000)

Is Irish art finally coming out of the shadow of recession and back into the sun? There were certainly some glittering prices at Whyte’s Important Ir(...)

Ballinahinch Castle’s Islands and Lobster package invites guests to uncover their own piece of the Wild Atlantic Way.

Footie flyer As sponsors of the Icelandic national team, this summer Icelandair is offering its customers the opportunity to try a 90-minute football(...)

Roundstone village, Connemara

Almost 3 acres of serviced land at Roundstone village in Connemara, Co Galway, is to be offered for sale by a long-time owner who is planning to retir(...)

Bill Schindler (foreground) with Jason O’Brien (left) and Aidan O’Sullivan at the Centre for Experimental Archaeology & Material Culture, at UCD Belfield, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

I’m sitting on a large log in a reconstructed early medieval roundhouse in the middle of suburban Dublin. There’s a fire burning in the middle of the (...)

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