July 2016: then minister  for arts Heather Humphreys  with members of the Galway team who won the European Capital of Culture for 2020. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Mirrored pavilions designed by artist John Gerrard that merge the land, sky and riverscapes of Connemara, Galway’s Corrib and Spain’s Santander ... A (...)

Mimi Pierson and one of the Crawford’s Farm herd of cows, near Cloughjordan, Co Tipperary, at a Lens & Larder photography workshop. Photograph: Aoife McElwain

“Crafts are a perfect expression of the Slow philosophy,” writes Carl Honoré in his book In Praise of Slow. In my own quest for a slower approach to l(...)

The Tweed Project

In Ireland a growing number of small brands and young designers driven by ethical concerns are creating collections that are also aesthetically pleas(...)