The Burren

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Irish Instagram star: Eileen Smith, aka Eileen Style Queen

When you think of popular Instagram accounts in Ireland, you probably think of carefully curated pages run by young women swatching beauty products, d(...)

Prof Emer Colleran: her fine character and intellectual rigour made her a special asset to the many community groups and activists she assisted and advised over the years. Photograph:  Aengus McMahon

Dr Emer Colleran Born: October 12th, 1945 Died: 30 June, 2018 Dr Emer Colleran was a leading microbiologist and one of the State’s foremost advocat(...)

The Burren in Co Clare.

In the late Seamus Heaney’s poem Postscript, he beseeches the reader to take the time to drive out west to Co Clare’s Flaggy Shore where the Atlantic (...)

Skellig Michael, Co Kerry is a Unesco world heritage site.

Looking for things to do in 2018? Below are 20 Irish experiences you can try out this year. 1. Gather for a story in Ireland’s oldest pub The Braze(...)

Darragh Conboy and John Connolly of Hazel Mountain Chocolate

The Burren’s Wild Honey Inn this week became the first pub in Ireland to win a Michelin star. With an appetite for sourcing fresh produce from indigen(...)

The BurrenLife Farming for Conservation Programme has received a high accolade as joint winner of the EU Life award for excellence in nature and biodi(...)

For a small nation, we've plenty to boast about

CONNACHT Galway Galway has always been a hub for visitors, notably including Christopher Columbus, who pitched up in 1477 and is thought to have atte(...)

Discover an insider’s Venice with a new book on the city’s attractions written by Bauer hotels owner Francesca Bortolotto Possati.

Venetian chic Francesca Bortolotto Possati, owner of the iconic Bauer hotels, releases her ode to the sinking city next month in the form of Venetian(...)

Family adventure holidays The big trend for family holidays in 2017 is adventure and activity-based breaks, including camping, cycling and theme-p(...)

The Foodie Destinations initiative was originally part of the Irish Restaurant Awards but has proved so popular it became a separate entity in 2015. Image: Restaurants Association of Ireland

Ten locations have been shorlisted for the best “foodie destination” in Ireland. Boyne Valley, Cong in Co Mayo, Derry, the Dublin coastal villages o(...)

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