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Virginia Teehan: ‘Now the profile of our heritage needs to be more prominent at a time of conflicting resources’

Virginia Teehan is “so happy for myself”. This might apply to her appointment as the new chief executive officer (CEO) for the Heritage Council on the(...)

 Hunting and conservation: No hunter sets out to return empty-handed but   there is more to the pursuit than killing. Photographer: Matthew Lloyd/Bloomberg/Getty

Very early on a recent Sunday morning, Mark Craven took his boat out on Lough Ree. He carefully arranged 30 duck decoys – floating models of mallard a(...)

Boat-builders working on a currach in Meitheal Mara’s workshop in Cork.

It’s an image familiar to most Irish people – the sight of men carrying a currach on their heads as they walk down to the sea – but it was given a new(...)

Kerry farmers meet Galway counterparts to work on trail repair and erosion management issues as part of the new national uplands initiative supported by the Heritage Council Photograph: Siobhan Bennett

Mountain habitats under threat from environmental degradation are to be managed through a new partnership between State bodies and upland communities.(...)

The National Gallery is among those coming under scrutiny for hiring unpaid interns. Photograph: Eric Luke

Ireland’s foremost cultural institutions, including the National Museum and the National Gallery, are among several State agencies coming under scruti(...)

National Heritage Week, which begins today, is a great opportunity for people of all backgrounds to enjoy and celebrate a broad range of natural, buil(...)

Children aged 5-12 years are invited to explore the Viking world through a simulated and controlled archaeology dig at Glendalough.

Archaeology digs, medieval festivals, a pollinator party and a recreation of Traveller life in the 1950s are just some of the events taking place duri(...)

Inis Oírr on the Aran Islands. Photograph: Chris Hill

The results of an innovative project aimed at preserving the unique biodiversity and tourism appeal of the Aran Islands will be presented at a two-day(...)

Kilkenny Arts Festival presents the world premiere production of a new Festival commission The Lightkeepers’ Last Stand, a free aerial circus show for all ages by the awe-inspiring Loosysmokes, one of Ireland’s leading modern circus companies. Photograph: Pat Moore

“When we think about craft, we think about hand-made,” Nora O Murchu told the crowd crammed into the National Design and Craft Gallery in Kilkenny on (...)

The Swiss Cottage outside Cahir, Co Tipperary, is a fairy-book cottage orné with a curving thatched roof, ideal for a family excursion.

Ireland is fortunate to have so many architectural remains of our ancestors surviving still in the landscape, stretching right back to when we first s(...)

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