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(...)

Abbeyleix Bog. ‘My main hope for the future is in community and volunteer-led initiatives like the Abbeyleix Bog project.’ File photograph:  Bord na Móna

National Biodiversity Week which continues until Saturday, is a celebration of Ireland’s native flowers, trees, insects, animals and birds. Environme(...)

Hedgerow blackthorn blossom provide early nectar for pollinating bees. Illustration: Michael Viney

Looking out from my desk through a skeletal weave of branches, I glimpse the white blur of a grazing ewe moving closely beyond the hedge, the patch of(...)

A Spotted Ray (Raja montagui) eggcase sighted on Carratigue Beach in Co Mayo. This is one of Ireland’s more common species of egg-laying skate

There’s a buzz around citizen science at the moment with growing numbers of people keen to report on the presence or absence of everything from fish t(...)

Irish dancers at the 41st World Irish Dancing Championships in Dublin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

What is heritage? The dictionary definitions are vague: it’s something handed down from the past; something of value inherited by a person, family or (...)

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