Bee-keeping class at Seed Savers, Co Clare.  During the summer months courses include gardening for senior citizens, planting an orchard, wild food foraging, herbal medicine and rewilding a garden

School’s out for the summer and parents up and down the country have organised (or will be frantically trying to arrange) summer camps for their energ(...)

There’s nothing more delicious than a seasonal fruit tart. It feels decadent and special, reflecting the seasons – with blackberry and apple for autum(...)

Japanese chef Takashi Miyazaki is among the speakers at a new food and design  festival in Cork this weekend. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

A food festival quite unlike any other in Ireland kicks off in Cork today, and runs until Sunday evening. Design POP fuses art and design and food, an(...)

Joshua Allen, son of celebrity chef Rachel Allen. File photograph: Cork Courts Limited

The teenage son of celebrity chef, Rachel Allen has been remanded for sentence after he affirmed guilty pleas in relation to a number of drug offences(...)

Halloumi is a Cypriot semi-hard cheese that is made from cow, sheep and goat cheese, or a mixture of all three. It has a high melting point, making it(...)

‘This year the theme is Irish seaweed’,  Birgitta Hedin-Curtin, chairwoman of the Burren Slow Food Festival.

Two great reasons to head west next month: the Connemara Mussel Festival in Renvyle, Co Galway (May 3rd-5th), and the Burren Slow Food Festival in Lis(...)

Kilmahon House, Shanagarry Co Cok.

Buying Kilmahon House was a 2004 act of faith on the part of vendors Mary and Jeremy. It was also a new beginning, a break with their London life and,(...)

Kate McLoughlin  in her butcher shop in Ballyfermot, Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Kate McLoughlin and Sarah Madden are unusual in the Irish food scene: they are business owners and butchers who happen to be women. McLoughlin now ru(...)

The absolutely delightful thing about natural wines is that they are great with food. Photograph: iStock

Since learning about wine from Colm McCann as part of the Ballymaloe Cookery School 12-week course, I’ve always been interested in the world of wine a(...)

Maria Raftery’s Christmas table: ‘I always go all out with a bit of glamour and sparkles’

When it comes to setting the table for the annual festive feast, a little effort is required and so the candles will be lit, the centrepiece beautiful(...)

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