Straffan

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Naas’s Main Street. The town, which has a population of 20,000-plus, retains a village vibe despite its size and range of facilities. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Of all Dublin’s commuter towns, Naas is one of the best thanks to its location and services. And with both of those qualities, it’s no surprise the to(...)

Inishcorrig, on Dalkey’s Coliemore Road, sold for just below €8 million

Top sellers: Dublin  1. Gorse Hill, Vico Road, Killiney, Co Dublin €9.5 million, Sherry FitzGerald and Knight Frank        (...)

Jenny Egan and Peter Egan  at the Irish Marathon Championships this year. They will team up in a mixed K2 at the Liffey Descent on Saturday. Photograph: Mick Feeney.

The Liffey Descent, the highlight of the domestic calendar of Irish canoeing, will boast some novel features this Saturday. The race, which has an en(...)

Naas main street, Co Kildare. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

In property terms Kildare is still a tale of two counties, with strengthening demand to the north yet to spread south. But with new homes in particula(...)

An aerial view of Straffan Lodge

When Marcus and Edel Beresford took up residence at Straffan Lodge in 1989, the primary appeal was its location. Dublin based for the preceding decade(...)

South African marathon canoer Hank McGregor

The Liffey Descent this Saturday has bagged the biggest name in marathon canoeing. South African Hank McGregor comes to the event having just won t(...)

Rory McIlroy’s parents and fiancée Erica Stoll watch in the grandstand at the  Dubai Duty Free Irish Open at the K Club, Co Kildare. Photograph:  Paul Childs/Action Images via Reuters

More than 25,000 people braved hailstones and thundery showers at the K Club in Straffan, Co Kildare, on Sunday to see Rory McIlroy win his first Iris(...)

Paul Dunne is back on track after a bout of food poisoning. Photograph: Getty

This past week hasn’t been anything like Paul Dunne had planned. First, there were the headaches, which grew in intensity. Then, came the cramps. And (...)

Church of Ireland Archbishop of Dublin Michael Jackson has called a meeting over a proposal which would see the break-up of an 800 year old diocese. Photograph : Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

A meeting has been called by the Church of Ireland Archbishop of Dublin and Glendalough Michael Jackson to discuss proposed changes which would see it(...)

Even though it was built just 16 years ago, the Georgian-style Shortwood House sits in the Co Kildare landscape as if it has been in the lush field(...)

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