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Sandy Bay Caravan Park, Castlegregory, Kerry, closed to visitors due to Government measures to prevent the spread of Coronavirus. Photograph: Domnick Walsh

Some holiday homeowners in Kerry last weekend found gardaí at their door, inquiring where they were from and offering gentle encouragement to go back (...)

Matters to consider include  ground conditions and the suitability for a septic tank and percolation area. Photograph: iStock

I have bought land in Ventry in Kerry with no planning permission – can I put a caravan on the land and if so, how long for? Can I camp there, or what(...)

Jarvey Ted Kissane makes the trip along the Black Valley to Lord Brandon’s Cottage, where visitors will have lunch and depart in boats for Ross Castle, Killarney, Co Kerry. File photograph: Valerie O’Sullivan

For decades, the international image of Killarney has been one of jarveys carrying American visitors out from the town to local beauty spots. However,(...)

The new Luas station at Broombridge, Cabra. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

When the first silver Luas trams begin trundling through Cabra and Phibsborough this week, homeowners and auctioneers will be waiting to see what happ(...)

The An Post logo. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The French, they owe us. They owe us big. We haven’t forgotten Paris and Thierry Henry and that incident in the penalty box when the footballer’s fam(...)

Breanndán Ó Beaglaoich outside the house he built on a truck in Baile na bPoc. Locals in the west Kerry Gaeltacht are finding it almost impossible to get planning permission. Photograph: Domnick Walsh

Tiny-house living fascinates Breanndán Ó Beaglaoich, though it is more by accident than design. His own tigín in west Kerry’s Baile na bPoc bears all(...)

Cnoc na dTobar mountain towers above Cahersiveen, and has been a sacred site since the pagan Lúghnasa festival was celebrated on its  summit

Until recently Irish people wishing to enjoy the serene delight of pilgrim walking were obliged to first undertake the penitential exercise of negotia(...)

Castle Island, Lough Key Forest Park, Boyle, Co Roscommon. The park offers great walking trails and lots of activities for older children

Good with small children   Burren National Park, Co Clare The orange and green routes make for nice easy walks through woodland and wildflower-(...)

The scene at Ventry Park in Cabra, Dublin, where an elderly woman lost her life in a house fire. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

A woman in her 80s has died in a house fire in Dublin. The fire broke out at about 4am in a house in Ventry Park in Cabra. The woman, the only occupa(...)

Cruach Mhárthain on the Dingle Peninsula, Co Kerry. Photograph: Getty

For many years, my first act in the morning in the house I stay in near Baile an Fheirtéaraigh has been to look out the kitchen window to see if there(...)

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