Sheela na Gig carving on White Island, Lough Erne, Co Fermanagh. Photograph: Getty Images

We have the Wild Atlantic Way, Ireland’s Ancient East and the Northern Causeway route, and now a new heritage route around Ireland finding the mysteri(...)

Anja Murray: “When you go out with friends and children, leave your phones at home and go with the intention of noticing what’s going on around you.”

As National Heritage Week focuses on nature, Sylvia Thompson asks environmentalists how – in spite of the gloomy statistics on species loss and habita(...)

Jim Callery: will be honoured at an event in Finland in May co-hosted by tenor Plácido Domingo and EU commissioner  Tibor Navracsics. Photograph: Ruth Lanigan/Irish Heritage Trust

The founder of the Irish National Famine Museum in Co Roscommon has won a major European award recognising work in the heritage field. Jim Callery h(...)

Art handlers prepare Aran 2005, a selection of black and white photographs which were part of an exhibition by artist Sean Scully at the National Gallery of Ireland in 2015. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Irish Museums Survey 2016, which was published in December, aims to provide an overview of the state of museums in Ireland north and south of the (...)

Iron Age bread with Declan Ryan, Arbutus Bread and churning of butter with Peter Foynes, director, Cork Butter Museum. Photograph Tomas Tyner/UCC.

A groundbreaking investigation into the Iron Age period in Ireland by an international team of researchers is aiming to reveal what types of food our(...)

Anthony Cronin: found poetry “not only pleasurable but in a funny sort of way a consolation and an illumination to read”. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Anthony Cronin is ensconced next to a bookshelf in his living room with a reading light shining over his shoulder. This venerable man of Irish letter(...)

 Westport House: the Nama loan attached to the estate is valued at about €1 million

Westport House may be sold to a “benevolent investor” committed to maintaining it as a tourist attraction, if negotiations involving the State and the(...)

Westport House in Co Mayo. File photograph: Keith Heneghan/ Phocus.

The Heritage Council has confirmed that any sale of Westport House before 2017 would require repayment of €2 million in State grants for maintaining t(...)

Westport House, Co Mayo.

Westport House, the 18th-century mansion which forms the centrepiece of one of the west’s most important tourist sites, has been put up for sale for €(...)

South Street, New Ross: the potential of rural towns could be tapped into to relieve the burden on the capital.

Towns can be a part of the solution to Dublin’s housing shortage, by offering an alternative, according to architect and author, Orla Murphy. Speakin(...)